Lorde & Harry Styles Steal The Show At The 2017 ARIA Music Awards

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Lorde and Harry Styles made headlines for their jaw-dropping performances and for the beginning of a fabulous friendship at the 2017 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards today (November 28). The international acts performed alongside some of Australia’s biggest stars including Amy SharkGang of YouthsJessica Mauboy and Peking Duk and created some memorable moments.

The New Zealander took the stage to perform a Melodrama medley. It was her first set at an awards show since she danced to “Homemade Dynamite” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards after being diagnosed with the flu. Dressed in a simple white gown, she opened with her soulful ballad “Liability” before transitioning into the project’s lead single “Green Light.” Her vocals were particularly strong, and the number was visually thrilling as she performed the explosive anthem in front of a bold light show.

Although she was competing for the title of Best International Artist, the honor was bestowed to Harry. The former One Directioner made it clear that there was no bad blood between the pair by stopping by Lorde’s seat for a quick embrace on the way to collect his trophy. This will hopefully signify the beginning of a new celebrity friendship, and it already sent fans of both acts into a collective tailspin on Twitter.

Harry also delivered a rocking rendition of his current single, “Kiwi.” The pop rocker was joined by a full band and dazzled in a sparkling suit. He kept things fairly stripped back, opting to focus on his sublime vocal performance. Watch Harry’s performance below and Lorde’s up top!

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G-Eazy & Halsey Team Up For New Single “Him & I”

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Real-life couple G-Eazy and Halsey are releasing a collaboration called “Him & I” on Friday (December 1). It is the latest cut from the rapper’s third LP, The Beautiful & Damned (due December 15) and is destined to be big. After all, they are both on a hot streak. He is sitting just outside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 — at number 11, to be exact — with “No Limit,” while she is enjoying her biggest solo hit with “Bad At Love.” The massive pop anthem reaches a new peak of 14 this week.

“I’ve wanted to work with Halsey for a long time,” G-Eazy said in an interview with Fuse. “I think she’s an incredibly talented artist who has accomplished so much at such a young age. She’s one of the biggest artists in the whole world. At 22 years old, that’s pretty phenomenal. ‘Him & I’ is a Bonnie and Clyde song. It’s a pretty intense, crazy in love song.” The 28-year-old then raved about his collaborator. “She killed the record. She sounds phenomenal on it. I’m excited to share that experience onstage with her live one on one because she’s a great performer.”

See the announcement below.

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Ed Sheeran Confirms Beyoncé Feature on “Perfect”

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When Ed Sheeran mentioned that he would be “Despacito”-ing his track “Perfect,”  he really should have replaced it with “Mi Gente”-ing. Early Thursday (Nov. 30) Sheeran confirmed that the secret star he collaborated on the remix of that particular ÷ track is none other than Beyoncé.

Sheeran began teasing the track last week, referring to it as a “f—ing big deal.”  Beyoncé’s duet with Sheeran will move her collaboration-count up to three in 2017, following “Mi Gente” with J Balvin and Willy William, as well as Eminem’s “Walk On Water.”

“Perfect” ft. Beyoncé is scheduled to be released tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Prep yourself and give the original track another spin, below.

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Will Louis Tomlinson’s Solo Career Finally Take Off With “Miss You”?

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Louis Tomlinson is releasing a new single called “Miss You” on Friday (December 1). He shared the cover on Instagram and it’s a fairly uneventful portrait against a red background. No doubt, the 25-year-old will be hoping to land a massive hit after his first couple of solo endeavors misfired — at least by the standards set by the other members of One Direction. His first solo outing came as the voice of Steve Aoki’s“Just Hold On,” a club banger that peaked outside the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He then followed it up with “Back To You,” a mellow, semi-acoustic collaboration with Bebe Rexha. That track performed a little bit better (it peaked at number 40), but still didn’t set the charts alight like Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” or Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times.” The issue seems to be Louis’ lack of identity as a solo artist. Is he a singer/songwriter like Niall Horan or a wannabe Justin Bieber like Liam Payne? Perhaps, we will find out with “Miss You.” See his announcement below.

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Grammy Nominations 2018: From Jay-Z To Kesha, See The List

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Hip hop and rap dominated music in 2017. That is increasingly evident based on the nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards. Released today (November 28), the list features a slew of talented hitmakers from a variety of genres. However, rappers are leading the way. Last year Beyonce led the field of nominees, and she has handed the honor over to her husband, Jay-Z.

The 4:44 rapper scooped up 8 nominations and is competing in some of the major categories including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. After another massive year, Kendrick Lamar trails close behind with 7 nominations for DAMN. and “Humble.” The pair are competing against Luis FonsiDaddy Yankeeand Justin Bieber’s inescapable “Despacito” as well as Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic”and Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” for Record of the Year.

Julia Michaels has received a handful of nominations as well. The “Issues” superstar is up for Song of the Year with her solo debut and is competing for the title of Best New Artist. There she faces stiff competition from Alessia CaraKhalidLil Uzi Vert and SZA.

2017 has been a landmark year for Kesha. The Rainbow siren returned to music in the midst of a years-long battle for emancipation from a recording contract with Dr. Luke. Her first album since 2012’s Warrior resonated with positive energy and has received recognition in the Best Pop Vocal Album category. Lead single “Praying” is also competing for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Although Reputation was released outside of the deadline for consideration for this year’s awards, Taylor Swift still managed to nab a country nomination. The hitmaker is up for Best Country Song after writing on Little Big Town’s “Better Man.” She already won a Country Music Association Award for the track and may add another Grammy to her list before sweeping in big in 2019.

Other notable nominees include PinkKelly ClarksonLady GagaLana Del Reyand The Chainsmokers. Who will take home the coveted awards? We will have to wait until January 28 to find out. Until then check out the full list of Grammy nominees below!

Record Of The Year:

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year:

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino

4:44 — Jay-Z

DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar

Melodrama — Lorde

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year:

“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist:

Alessia Cara

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels

SZA

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson

“Praying” — Kesha

“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga

“What About Us” — P!nk

“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man

“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé

Triplicate — Bob Dylan

In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane

Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay

Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey

Evolve — Imagine Dragons

Rainbow — Kesha

Joanne — Lady Gaga

÷ — Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording:

“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa

“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook

“Andromeda” — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM

“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem

“Line Of Sight” — Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Migration — Bonobo

3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk

Mura Masa — Mura Masa

A Moment Apart — Odesza

What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance:

“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen

“The Promise” — Chris Cornell

“Run” — Foo Fighters

“No Good” — Kaleo

“Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Metal Performance:

“Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red

“Black Hoodie” — Body Count

“Forever” — Code Orange

“Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon

“Clockworks” — Meshuggah

Best Rock Song:

“Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)

“Blood In The Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)

“Go To War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)

“Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

“The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Rock Album:

Emperor Of Sand — Mastodon

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica

The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More

Villains — Queens Of The Stone Age

A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album:

Everything Now — Arcade Fire

Humanz — Gorillaz

American Dream — LCD Soundsystem

Pure Comedy — Father John Misty

Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best R&B Performance:

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

“Distraction” — Kehlani

“High” — Ledisi

“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Laugh And Move On” — The Baylor Project

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones|

“All The Way” — Ledisi

“Still” — Mali Music

Best R&B Song:

“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

“Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Free 6LACK — 6LACK

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino

American Teen — Khalid

Ctrl — SZA

Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album:

Freudian — Daniel Caesar

Let Love Rule — Ledisi

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Gumbo — PJ Morton

Feel The Real –Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance:

“Bounce Back” — Big Sean

“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B

“4:44” — Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

“Bad And Boujee” — Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

“PRBLMS” — 6LACK

“Crew” — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

“Family Feud” — Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé

“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

“Love Galore” — SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song:

“Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

“Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

“HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Sassy” — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)

“The Story Of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Rap Album:

4:44 — Jay-Z

DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar

Culture — Migos

Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody

Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance:

“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt

“Losing You” – Alison Krauss

“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

“I Could Use A Love Song” — Maren Morris

“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne

“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band

“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum

“Better Man” — Little Big Town

“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

Best Country Song:

“Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)

“Body Like A Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)

“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)

“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album:

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney

Heart Break — Lady Antebellum

The Breaker — Little Big Town

Life Changes — Thomas Rhett

From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Latin Pop Album:

Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba

Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes

Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade

El Dorado — Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

Ayo — Bomba Estéreo

Pa’ Fuera — C4 Trío & Desorden Público

Salvavidas De Hielo — Jorge Drexler

El Paradise — Los Amigos Invisibles

Residente — Residente

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):

Ni Diablo Ni Santo — Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda

Ayer Y Hoy — Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga

Momentos — Alex Campos

Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas — Aida Cuevas

Zapateando En El Norte — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)

Best Tropical Latin Album:

Albita — Albita

Art Of The Arrangement — Doug Beavers

Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Gente Valiente — Silvestre Dangond

Indestructible — Diego El Cigala

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Demi Lovato Teases ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video With Faux Wedding Invitation Dated Dec. 1

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Save the date, Lovatics! Beginning Friday (Dec. 1), you are cordially invited to Demi Lovato’s wedding — well, at least in the form of a music video.

According to a faux wedding invitation tweeted by Lovato on Monday (Nov. 27), the video for her latest single “Tell Me You Love Me” is centered around the wedding of Demi and Jesse at 10 o’clock in the morning Eastern time.

Along with these logistical details, Lovato posted a photo to Instagram this morning (Nov. 28) in which she makes for a stunning bride.

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“Tell Me You Love Me” is the title track of Lovato’s sixth studio album, which arrived on Sept. 29. Stream the album in full below.

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Pitbull & Fifth Harmony’s “Por Favor” Video Has An Asian Twist

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Pitbull and Fifth Harmony recently debuted their catchy collaboration, “Por Favor,” at the Latin American Music Awards. Since then, Mr. Worldwide and the ladies have promoted it with appearances on Dancing With The Stars and TRL. With Latin music taking over pop radio courtesy of massive crossover hits like “Despacito” and “Mi Gente,” the song feels perfectly timed. The video dropped today (November 27) and instead on capitalizing on the track’s Latin sound, it opts for an Asian twist.

The visual finds Pitbull on a date with a sword-wielding femme fatale in a Japanese compound. Unfortunately, the rapper doesn’t really interact with Fifth Harmony. The girl group simply does their thing — serve looks and attitude — in a separate room. It has been a busy year for both artists. Pit dropped his 10th LP, Climate Change, and is gearing up to release a greatest hits on December 1 — complete with a new single called “Jungle.” As for 5H, they released their self-titled third LP (their first as a quartet) and began carving out solo careers with a string of one-off collaborations. Watch “Por Favor” up top.

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Fergie To Host New Talent Show “The Four: Battle For Stardom”

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Fergie has signed on to host a new talent show called The Four: Battle For Stardom. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV,” she told Variety. “I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

Who are these panelists? Music industry heavy-hitters DiddyDJ KhaledMeghan Trainor and Republic Records president Charlie Walk. I have talent show fatigue, but this concept sounds interesting. “Four finalists are named at the beginning of the series, with new contestants competing in subsequent weeks to take one of the coveted four spots,” is how Variety explains the latest addition to Fox’s line-up. This is a smart move for Fergie. One of the reasons Double Dutchess tanked was her low profile and nothing fixes that like prime-time TV.

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James Arthur Bares His Heart On New Single “Naked”

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James Arthur introduces his third LP with a new single called “Naked.” And no, it’s not an X-rated banger. The stripped-back ballad, which is the handiwork of pop dream-team Max Martin‪, Savan Kotecha and Johan Carlsson, is about being emotionally vulnerable. “‘Cause here I am, I’m givin’ all I can,” the Brit sings. “But all you ever do is mess it up.” That leads us to the soaring chorus. “I’m not going to wait until you’re done, pretending you don’t need anyone — I’m standing here naked.”

What appealed to him about the song? “The four chords that introduce the song are key, I think,” James explains. “Then you get the crescendo, the middle eight, the huge final chorus, but there’s no sense of overload; it stays true to the simplicity of those four chords. It’s like a hymn, that devotional aspect. The minute you hear those chords, you want to sing over them.” That might sound a little heavy, but “Naked” has the same innate pop sensibility that made “Say You Won’t Let Go” a massive worldwide hit. Listen to the track below.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Marry in Spring

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The British royal and the U.S. actress are engaged and will wed next year.

It’s confirmed: Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are set to get married.

The news — which had been widely expected in the British press — was finally unveiled Monday by Clarence House, which manages the affairs of Prince Charles, Harry’s father.

“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle,” the announcement, posted on Twitter, read. “The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.” His Royal Highness and Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms Markle’s parents.”

Markle, who currently stars in the legal drama Suits, first met Prince Harry through friends in July 2016. Their relationship only became public in early 2017, six months after they began dating. THRearlier this month broke the news that Markle was to exit Suits ahead of season 8, a move that added further fuel to rumors of a royal wedding.

Harry attacked the U.K. press for the “racial overtones” in its reporting of their relationship, with Markle having described herself as biracial and “half black and half white.”

The Prince has quite a few months coming up, with it recently being revealed that he stars as a Stormtrooper alongside his brother Prince William in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The couple made an appearance together shortly after the announcement (below).

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