Alessia Cara & Her Friends Are ‘Wild Things’ in New Video

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Alessia Cara and her friends hit the streets and let loose in the singer’s new “Wild Things” music video.

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The 19-year-old opens the video with visuals and typography that nod to Spike Jonze’s 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are, introducing her cast of friends with a voice over, saying, “To me, ‘where the wild things are’ is a place that exists in our minds. It’s a place of liberty and shamelessness. It can take a split second of our lifetime to find it, but once you do you’ll be free.”

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The video follows the group as they hang out, play music, take pictures, light off fireworks and stay up all night. The song is an ode to friendship outside of conformity and Cara and Co. make it look appealing, as they define their own sense of what’s cool.

HEAR BEYONCÉ DUET WITH GRADE SCHOOL KIDS ON ‘I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU’

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Beyoncé was the MVP mom at a school fundraiser on Saturday night (March 5). During the Center for Early Education’s 75th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles, the “Formation” singer busted out her cover of “I Will Always Love You,” the Dolly Parton song that became a No. 1 hit when Whitney Houston covered it for the 1992 movie The Bodyguard.

Beyoncé invited the crowd to sing along to the famous song’s chorus, and it sounds like a few kids in the front row got the chance of a lifetime to duet with Queen Bey.

Though Blue Ivy’s kindergarten locale hasn’t been confirmed, Beyoncé’s appearance at the gala added to the rumors that her four-year-old daughter has been attending the Center for Early Education. Either way, Bey’s surprise performance was sure to make an impression on the grade schoolers in attendance.

SHAWN MENDES’S THREE NEW SONGS WILL COMPLETELY ‘RUIN’ YOU

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if you’ve ever been to a Shawn Mendes concert before, you know that his fervent, loyal fans know every word of every song, making his shows feel more like community singalongs than anything else. But when the “Stitches” singer performed at New York’s Radio City Music Hall over the weekend, he stunned and (almost) silenced the sold-out crowd by debuting three never-before-heard songs.

After roaring through a hit-packed setlist that included past singles like “Life of the Party” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Shawn slowed it down for “Ruin,” a yearning, slow-burning tune that finds him wondering if that special someone’s thinking about him as much as he’s thinking about her. Shawn previously teased that we can expect more electric guitar and more John Mayer vibes on his new music, and “Ruin” follows through on that promise with its bluesy soulfulness.

ADELE’S TWO BIGGEST FANS GOT TO PERFORM FOR HER

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Remember those two Irish lads who stitched four Adele songs together into a super-impressive medley? It turns out Adele was impressed by them, too.

The “Hello” singer invited Ronan Scolard and Glenn Murphy to join her onstage at Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday (March 5) and perform their hybrid cover for the sold out crowd. Apparently she cried when she first watched the video the boys had put together — and it looks like she also had to hold back tears while singing along to the live version a day later.

 

“I swear to God they did not know that I was going to do this,” said Adele after bringing the two singers up to the stage. She had a piano and a pair of microphones set up just for them, and while they looked shocked at being asked to perform, Scolard and Murphy quickly got over their stage fright.

This version of the medley might be even more stirring than the original recording — because hey, knowing Adele is watching is probably guaranteed to up your game.

“Hard to believe this actually happened,” wrote Scolard on Facebook. “So proud, and so incredibly grateful!”