Late Show’ Residency With Cringeworthy Throwback Clips, ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ Performance: Watch

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Niall Horan’s residency on The Late Late Show kicked off in the best possible way with a performance, a sketch, a some cute throwback clips. The night began with Horan sweetly waking up pal James Corden from a deep sleep, which the host appreciated but found a bit creepy. «Why are you in my bedroom,» a rumbled Corden asked. «It’s Niall week James, we’re going to spend the whole week together!»

But it was only five a.m., so Corden, though thrilled, kindly asked Horan to be excited in the studio, not his home. Once safely on the couch, Horan talked about his upcoming second album, which he said was plotted out like the storyline of a breakup. «I kinda tried to like tell a story throughout the track listing,» he said, revealing that the album title, Heartbreak Weather, came to him first.

Was it from a perspective of his own broken heart? Well, yes, though he didn’t specify who shattered his ticker. Horan also talked about how exciting it was to be launching his upcoming tour with good friend Lewis Capaldi opening the shows. «It’s the perfect scenario, isn’t it?» he said. «I get to tour the country in arenas and a mate of mine who’s also pretty alright famous as well he’s gonna come with me.»

It’s the perfect scenario, Corden suggested, unless they just end up getting each other into trouble every night. «The old Celtic thing, the Scottish/Irish thing seems to flare up every time we meet,» Horan said, admitting they decided to have a chat and «one big blowout» before they hit the road because there’s no way they can get up on stage every night if they go wild at every date.

Because he’s a good friend, Corden, of course, dug up Horan’s first performance on Britain’s X Factor singing a bouncy cover of Coldplay’s «Viva La Vida,» which made Niall hide his face in shame. «I honestly think it’s my favorite performance on the X Factor that I’ve ever seen,» Corden laughed. Horan, however, said the clip, literally, haunts him every day. «But I wouldn’t be here without them,» Horan said.

The former One Direction singer also dished up «Nice to Meet Ya,» a rockin’ track lifted from the forthcoming Heartbreak Weather, due out Friday (March 13). Horan trended on social media after the performance, in which worked his electric guitar like a pro.

Heartbreak Weather is the followup to Flicker, which led the Billboard 200 following its release in 2017.

Watch Horan’s first night on The Late Late Show below.

 

Billie Eilish’s Tour Kick-Off in Miami Involved Hugs With Jennifer Lopez, A Moving Anti-Body Shaming Video

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The clip debuted during the singer’s show in Miami on Monday night (March 9).

Billie Eilish kicked off her North American Where Do We Go? tour on Monday night (March 9) at AmericanAirlines Arena with a very important message about body shaming. Fan-shot clips of the video show Eilish, 18, wearing a vest before she takes it off to expose her bra and slips into a pool of black water.

«The body I was born with… is it not what you wanted?» asks the singer who has said in the past that she chose to purposely wear baggy clothes to avoid being sexualized. «You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body… Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me — but I feel you watching.»

Eilish then talks about feeling constantly on display, feeling the stares of others, their disapproval and sighs of relief, secure that if she lived through other people’s view of her she’d never be able to do anything. «Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips?» she asks.

«The body I was born with – is it not what you wanted? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?… We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth. If I wear more; if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

According to reports, the two-minute video was played near the end of Eilish’s 22-song set, just before «All the Good Girls Go To Hell.»

The show was also special for another reason: it featured a superstar summit meeting between Eilish and Jennifer Lopez. The Super Bowl halftime star posted pics of the moment when she and daughter Emme, 12, hung out with Billie backstage.

Check out the sweet snaps, and Eilish’s moving message, below.

 

Fuente: Bilboard

Katy Perry Performs ‘Never Worn White’ For First Time, Jokes That Her Pregnancy Is Not ‘A Breakfast Burrito’

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Katy Perry stopped by Australian TV show The Project on Tuesday (March 10) to debut her new single «Never Worn White» live for the first time.

Clad in a gold-embellished coral gown and showing off her growing baby bump, the pop star performed the romantic ballad backed by a pianist and string quartet. «No I’ve never worn white, no/ But I really wanna try with you/ Oh I’ve never worn white/ But I wanna get it right/ ‘Cause I really wanna say ‘I do,'» she belted.

Ahead of taking the stage, Perry also sat down with the show’s panel of hosts to chat about her surprise pregnancy announcement at the end of the music video for the track and how she hid the news for so long. «I’m definitely in it; there’s no hiding it and no passing it off as, like, you know, just a breakfast burrito,» she said. «I’ve always been a very curvy girl and I love to eat, so there had been rumors in the past that people had thought that I was pregnant…and now, they’re right! They’re more than right, yes. These are not cookies in my belly.»

The American Idol judge also opened up about meaning behind her new single and how it was inspired by her relationship with fiancé Orlando Bloom. «I thought that this song would be a really good first start for this next time in my life,» she said, «to set the tone and to really talk about the vulnerability of commitment, and sometimes how amazing it is, but also how terrifying it can be. And a lot of stuff does bubble up when you’re about do that big number.»

Check out Perry’s performance, as well as the rest of her interview, below.

Fuente: Bilboard