Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Get ready to have another Ariana Grande hit on your mind all day!
The 21-year-old's second album, My Everything, was full of music production from Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, who even nabbed a "featured" credit on "Be My Baby," and now the singer has returned the favor.
Cashmere Cat just released a new single titled "Adore," which features Ariana, but don't let that little F-word fool ya. The entire song is Grande and her hypnotizing voice serenading the listener over the Norwegian producer's ecclectic beat.
It's really one great electro and R&B pairing that you never saw coming.
As for whether or not she's singing about Big Sean (oh, c'mon, we all know you're thinking it)—we're gonna go with a "probably."
The lyrics go a little something like this: "Boy so what's been on your mind?/ For me it's just you all the time/ We don't need to go nowhere tonight/ It's you and I, we'll be alright/ 'Cause here we get to take our time/ You, you're finer than some wine/ We don't need to go nowhere tonight/ It's you and I, we'll be alright..."
Cashmere Cat has also worked with Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Charli XCX and Tinashe.
Listen to the track above and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Tour features Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson as special guests.
On the release date of her sixth studio album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson is sharing the dates for her extensive tour of North America in 2015. The Piece By Piece tour boasts 36 dates and features special guests Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson.
Check out the tour dates below. On-sale dates are in parenthesis.
Sat July 11 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium (Sat March 14)
Thu July 16 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (Sat March 21)
Fri July 17 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (Sat March 21)
Sun July 19 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion (Sat March 14)
Sat Sept. 19 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Sat March 14)
Sun Sept. 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (Sat March 21)
On Saturday, President Obama will give a speech to commemorate the anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march (which is marked each year by the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee).
During a public meeting at Zion United Methodist Church in Marion on February 28 James Bevel, who was directing the Selma Voting Rights Movement for SCLC, called for a march from Selma to Montgomery to talk to Governor George Wallace directly about Jackson's death, and to ask him if he had ordered the State Troopers to turn off the lights and attack the marchers. Bevel strategized that this would focus the anger and pain of the people of Marion and Selma toward a nonviolent goal, as many were so outraged they wanted to address Jackson's death with violence. The marchers also hoped to bring attention to the continued violations of their Constitutional rights by marching to Montgomery. Dr. King agreed with Bevel's plan of the march, which they both intended to symbolize a march for full voting rights, and to ask Governor Wallace to protect black registrants.
If the president of the United States isn't enough of an A-lister for you, the event has just added more names: Lady Gaga and R. Kelly. The two will reportedly perform after Obama speech, but we're guessing they won't reprise their uber-sexual duet "Do What U Want" this weekend.
T.I., Young Breezy, We are Toonz, Bigg Robb, the Impressions and Toia Jones from The Voice will also perform. Others, including Bono, Ruben Studdard, former president George W. Bush and members of the cast of Selma, will also be in attendance.
Police believe they have the man who fatally stabbed a member of Nicki Minaj's tour crew to death and seriously wounded another roadie.
Pierce Boykin, 31, was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of 29-year-old De'Von Pickett, who was killed during a bar fight on Feb. 18 in Philadelphia's East Germantown neighborhood, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. One of Pickett's fellow roadies was seriously injured and Boykin has also been charged with attempted murder.
Police have not announced any motive or what started the fight that begin inside the Che Bar and Grill and spilled outside near the highway.
"[C]an't believe this is true!" Rihanna wrote on Instagram after Pickett's death. "one of the nicest, coolest, funniest people I've ever met and toured with! We had so much fun together!!! Sad to lose a beautiful spirit like yours #RIPDayDay."
Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boykin is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, simple assault and related offenses.
Adam Levine has the voice, and a pretty giant heart!
Maryland resident Christopher Warner isn't shy about showcasing his love for Maroon 5 and the band's lead singer. In fact, his teachers admit he may just be a bit obsessed.
"He loves to listen to their music during work breaks," special education teacher Avery Stanert told Today.com about her star student who has Down syndrome. "He draws pictures of them. He just absolutely loves them."
But instead of simply enjoying her student's enthusiasm each and every day at school, Stanert decided to do something about it. She created a video to prove once and for all how big of a fan Warner was.
The YouTube video quickly went viral and attracted the attention of Hot 99.5's The Kane Show. Knowing Maroon 5 was coming to town, the radio team decided to work a few connections. What comes next may just warm your heart.
"They arranged for backstage passes and tickets," Stanert shared. "They immediately called the record label and worked it out."
After arriving at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., Warner, his mom and a group of teachers headed backstage where they came face-to-face with Levine and the band.
But being the superfan that he is, Warner got a little nervous and crouched down to the floor when meeting his idol. Never fear! Levine handled it like a pro by suggesting everyone else get on the floor too. Awww!
"He's a typical 10-year-old boy. He loves music, he loves drawing, he loves his friends. He's just a very caring, really amazing boy," his teacher shared after the special encounter. "We've been really happy to see how Down syndrome has gotten lot of attention for this."
She added, "Kids with Down syndrome are just like their peers."
Pippa Middleton had quite a successful year.
The brunette beauty earned a little over $350,000 in the last 12 months with her booming business venture, PXM Enterprises.
According to government filings for the company, the total cash on hand is listed as around $325,000. Not bad, Pippa! Not bad at all.
And when Kate Middleton's sis isn't busy making paper with her business, she's writing articles for Vanity Fair and The Telegraph on a variety of topics from politics to hostess tips and even sports.
But wait—there's more!
The 31-year-old also edits the web magazine Party Times for her parents' Party Pieces online business.
And just when you think Pippa needs a hot minute to herself to rest, relax, have high tea at Kensington, what have you, you'd be wrong.
Because let's be honest, who else would know more about all of that, right?
There's more drumming, more shirtlessness, and more of Bieber's blonde love interest -- though she looks like she let herself go since the last commercial.
This time, Bieber is joined by ruthless roaster Jeffrey Ross, in a flowing, golden wig and a wide-open shirt. JB looks a little disturbed by his new partner (as well he should be, with his suggestion of where he wants to put his pinkie), but he better get used to it: Ross and the night's Roast Master, Kevin Hart, will be all up in Bieber's business when the special airs Monday, March 30, at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
The pop star made a dream come true for a 4-year-old fan fighting an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer Monday evening, with a FaceTime call to Jalene Salinas of San Antonio, Texas.
Swift spent 20 minutes on the phone with Salinas, whose final wish was to dance with her to "Shake It Off," Taste of Country reports via the local station KENS-TV.
"I'm so sorry you're having a bad night," the singer told the little girl, who was in pain that night. "I'm so happy to talk to you though and I'm so happy you like 'Shake It Off.' You look beautiful tonight, you really do. You're just as pretty as your pictures," Swift told Salinas.
She also took some time to comfort the young girl's mother. The San Antonio community helped get the star's attention using the hashtag #ShakeItOffJalene on Twitter.
- Stephen Colbert is going to give the commencement speech at Wake Forest University
- Kevin Hart may host The Oscars in 2016
TMZ claims Chris Brown is a dad. His baby girl is 9-months-old. Chris had the girl with a former model named Nia. The two are not dating, but are friends. Chris is currently dating Karrueche Tran.
Heartbroken that @chrisbrown had a baby
I'm gonna pray for that baby and I don't even pray. RT @TMZ: Chris Brown -- Surprise, I'm a Father!
Chris Brown has a baby girl?!? The "on a break" baby is being a trend. Dwyane Wade and Ludacris please welcome Chris Brown to the club.
CHRIS BROWN IS A FATHER TO A 9 MONTH OLD BABY, and the mother is a former model named Mia. WTF NOO
Contact Music claims Jamie Dornan will receive around $10 million for starring in each of the sequels to 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. A source tells the site: ''Jamie has signed the deal and he's thrilled. The money on offer was just too good. He's been really worried that he will get typecast as Christian Grey and it will do his long-term career ambitions damage. So he was about to walk away and leave it all behind. Then bosses of the movie franchise came back with the jaw-dropping offer.''
Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher. Welcome to the world, Isaiah Michael Fisher! Carrie Underwood announced Tuesday that she gave birth over the weekend. "Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born February 27,"
Like Yeezy, like daughter! North West has no problem following in her famous dad's footsteps. The 20-month-old daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian was photographed sporting her rapper father's signature scowl at London's Heathrow Airport over the weekend. Donning a black puffy Yeezus Tour jacket and comfortably sitting in the arms of her grandmother Kris Jenner, Nori gave photographers an over-the-shoulder sneer. The baby girl had her hair swept up and was wearing tiny gold earrings. Her proud aunt Kendall Jenner posted the shot on Instagram on Monday, March 2, with the caption, "I feeeelllll you." North has had a busy past few months, attending her dad's Adidas' show at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week back in February and watching Jenner, 19, walk in the Alexander Wang show on Valentine's Day. (US Weekly)