Jonas Brothers Wonder ‘What a Man Gotta Do’ for Love in Classic Film-Inspired Music Video

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«What a man gotta do to be totally locked up by you?» If you’re the Jonas Brothers, recreate all our favorite classic rom-coms.

The sibling trio unveiled their first song of 2020 on Friday (Jan. 17), the catchy, toe-tapping «What a Man Gotta Do,» and with it, and equally heart-melting music video. And just like 2019’s «Sucker,» the clip features all three «JSisters»: Danielle Jonas, Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Danielle and Kevin breathe a new life to 1989’s Say Anything, with the eldest JoBro holding a boombox over his head to play his band’s new love song outside Danielle’s window. Nick rocks a button-down and socks as a 2020 Tom Cruise in Risky Business. He slides across the floor to a giggling Priyanka.

Joe and Sophie then portray Grease‘s Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, taking part in the National Dance-Off at Rydell High School. The band for the event is none other than the JoBros themselves performing «What a Man Gotta Do.»

Besides their holiday tune «Like It’s Christmas,» and Songland​’s «Greenlight,» «What a Man Gotta Do» marks the JoBro’s first solo offering since their 2019 reunion album, Happiness Begins.

Watch the new music video below.

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Demi Lovato Says ‘See You In Miami’ After Scoring Major 2020 Super Bowl Gig

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The list of performers at Super Bowl LIV just keeps getting bigger and bolder. A week after taking the stage at this year’s Grammy Awards, Demi Lovato will help kick off the big game in Miami by singing the National Anthem on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. She joins a lineup that includes halftime headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

«See you in Miami,» Lovato wrote on Instagram along with a glamorous shot in which she’s flanked by palm trees.

There’s no word on what Lovato will sing at the Grammys, but she «Star Spangled Banner» performance will follow on the hells of last year’s soulful take from Gladys Knight and P!nk’s powerful run in 2018, during which the singer was battling the flu.

See Lovato’s announcement below.

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The Next James Bond Theme Song Is Being Written by Eilish, Billie Eilish

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The «Bad Guy» singer and her brother, Finneas, are collaborating on the track.

Billie Eilish is officially a Bond woman. Less than a day after the 18-year-old singer set 007 watchers into a frenzy by posting an Instagram story that spotlighted Bond actresses including Halle Berry, Eva Green and Lea Seydoux, EON Productions, MGM Studios and Universal Pictures International announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the «Bad Guy» Grammy-nominee will sing the theme song for the upcoming 25th installment in the franchise, No Time To Die.

The song will be released by Darkroom/Interscope Records and is being written by Eilish and her collaborator/brother and fellow artist, Finneas. She joins an elite club that includes the likes of Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Madonna, Adele and Sam Smith.

“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor,» said Eilish in a statement. «James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”. Her brother added, «Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

Bond movies have long featured a title song by a global superstar and No Time producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement that they are excited to invite Eilish to the fold. “We are excited to announce that Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film,» they said.

Eilish is the youngest-ever person to record a Bond theme; Smith was 23 when he recorded the 2015 theme for Spectre, «Writing’s on the Wall.»

The next bond movie, No Time to Die, will be released on April 10 in North America. Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer confirmed on Monday (Jan. 13) that he will compose the score for Daniel Craig’s final go-round as Agent 007. No Time to Die also features Oscar-winner Rami Malek as the reported bad guy, Safin. “There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas,» said director Cary Joji Fukunga in a statement. «Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come.»

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Learn All of the Fun Facts in Selena Gomez’s ‘Pop-Up’ Version of ‘Lose You to Love Me’ Video

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Did you know the line «This dance was killing me softly» in Selena Gomez’s No. 1 hit «Lose You to Love Me» is a reference to the Fugees’ 1996 classic «Killing Me Softly»? Or that Hot Cheetos are something she’ll never lose and always love?

The popstar released a special version of her «LYTLM» music video today (Jan. 15) that has fun facts popping up at the bottom of the screen for viewers to learn about.

The same black-and-white music video that director Sophia Muller shot on an iPhone 11 gets an information overload, telling fans know how the animated masterpiece came to be with «Did You Know?» blurbs. Muller apparently shot the music in black-and-white to accompany the aesthetic of her «The Heart Wants What it Wants» visual from 2014.

The music video director also «completely scrapped and re-picked new wallpaper the day before the video shoot,» according to the video, and Muller’s ancient Damask pick goes back to the early middle ages in the Byzantine and Middle Eastern regions.

As for the barefoot songstress (yes, she was barefoot the whole time), she was asked to act out the emotions in the song in front of the camera, hence her angry, sad and happy faces overlapping each other. But Gomez’s theatrical facial expressions are no surprise to her fans who’ve seen the «Back to You» music video-turned-silent film from 2018.

One thing viewers missed from the music video originally released two months ago was footage of her playing the entire emotive ballad on the piano, but it unfortunately didn’t make the final cut.

Watch the pop-up version of the «Lose You To Love Me» music video below.

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Kelly Clarkson Is Drippin’ in ‘Finesse’ On Bruno Mars Kellyoke Cover: Watch

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Blame it on her confidence! Kelly Clarkson opened Monday’s (Jan. 13) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show with a swaggering cover of Bruno Mars’ «Finesse.»

Wearing a flowing leopard-print dress, the talk show host was joined for the performance by a number of back-up dancers planted throughout the audience. «Oooh, don’t we look good together?/ There’s a reason why they watch all night long/ Yeah, know we’ll turn heads forever/ So tonight I’m gonna show you off,» Clarkson belted before a middle-aged dancer emerged from the crowd and proceeded to launch into an impressive series of bops, spins and body rolls.

The OG American Idol champ’s take on Mars’ 2016 hit with Cardi B was far from the first time she’s made a song by the R&B crooner her own. Back in November, she kicked off an episode of her eponymous talk show with a fiery rendition of his smash 2014 Mark Ronson collab «Uptown Funk.»

Check out Clarkson’s funky cover of «Finesse» below.

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Pop Music Is Changing, So Meghan Trainor Did Too

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Meghan Trainor photographed on Dec. 10, 2019 at The Garland in Los Angeles. Styling by Hayley Atkin. JLUXLABEL bodysuit, NyLaurent tulle capelet, ShoeDazzle boots, Keren Wolf crown.

“I wanted respect from other musicians,» she says of new album ‘Treat Myself’

Meghan Trainor remembers exactly when she realized pop music was changing. It was the spring of 2018 and she was just starting to promote her third album, Treat Myself. Its lead single, “No Excuses,” had peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 — a solid showing, if lower than past lead singles like “All About That Bass,” which hit No. 1 in 2014 — and her team had turned their attention to its follow-up, a laid-back disco track called “Let You Be Right.”

“The label, management, my whole team were really confident in it,” recalls Trainor. “Radio guys were telling them, ‘It’s the only song that will work [off the new album].’ And for the first time I was like, ‘Alright, I’ll do what you all want to do.’ ” As it turned out, “Let You Be Right” didn’t even crack the Hot 100. “That shit was wrong,” she says of her team’s prediction, forcing out a sneering laugh and adding: “Sorry, I’m getting fired up.”

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So, Trainor went back to the drawing board. It wasn’t the first time she had something to prove: Following the viral success of “All About That Bass,” she says, “I was told to my face, ‘You’re going to be a one-hit wonder.’ ” Instead, she focused on her songwriting and went on to collect five more top 20 Hot 100 hits as well as a Grammy for best new artist in 2016. But when she returned to the studio to rework Treat Myself, however, she realized other writers and producers around her were all struggling to answer the same question: How do you make pop records that feel relevant in an era when hip-hop reigns? “They said, ‘We’re in the same predicament: We don’t know what to do, we don’t know what to write, we don’t know how to stay cool,’ ” says Trainor. “I wrote four albums [of material] because I was adapting to what’s going on in the music industry. I got into such a dark place of, ‘I don’t know how to follow all these rules.’ ”

As a result, on Treat Myself — out Jan. 31 on Epic Records — Trainor embraces pop’s streaming era by offering a variety of sonic approaches. Long associated with her wholesome, doo-wop-inspired sound, the 26-year-old approached her album like the playlists she grew up with, skipping around from futuristic funk (“Genetics,” which features the recently reunited Pussycat Dolls and has a chorus begging for TikTok memes) to hushed coffee-shop jams (“Workin’ On It,” featuring Lennon Stella and Sasha Sloan). And though Trainor has rapped on her songs before, she has found more natural ways to tap into what’s happening in hip-hop along the way: The choir-like backing vocals on dark, throbbing tracks like “Babygirl” and “Wave,” she says, were inspired by her visits to Kanye West’s Sunday Service gospel events.

“I’ve heard weird opinions from everyone [about what the album should be], so I kept writing the best songs I could,” Trainor says while looking over a copy of the tracklist — she recorded so much material over the past few years that she couldn’t remember exactly what made the final cut. “Every time I accomplished a new step in my songwriting world, my brain would go, ‘Uh-oh, the rest of the album needs to be this good.’ And finally I got to a place where my label and I were like, ‘Okay, I can’t beat these songs.’ ”

In doing so, she embodies a class of artists, including Charlie Puth and The Chainsmokers, who have escaped from the shadow of a notorious, novelty-like hit and surprised audiences with material that was, if not more successful, at least more acclaimed — and abundant. Just as those artists have embraced free-flowing singles and unconventional rollouts, Trainor maintained a prolific pace while recording Treat Myself: She released an EP (last February’s The Love Train), contributed to a handful of soundtracks (from the comedy The Hustle to the animated Playmobil: The Movie) and collaborated with artists like CNCO and Kaskade. More recently, she started writing original Christmas songs that she hopes to release later in 2020.

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Meghan Trainor photographed on Dec. 10, 2019 at The Garland in Los Angeles. Styling by Hayley Atkin. JLUXLABEL bodysuit, NyLaurent tulle capelet, ShoeDazzle boots, Keren Wolf crown.

Trainor still prides herself on being a feel-good, family-friendly artist you can play in any room — a quality that makes her a natural fit to open for Maroon 5 on its upcoming North American tour of arenas and stadiums, which begins May 30. And she’s still writing about self-love and body positivity on her new album, not because it’s part of her brand, but because she says she still needs those songs for herself. “I have days when I hate myself and have to really work on it,” she says. “It’s a struggle all the time.”

Yet with Treat Myself, Trainor had a new goal. “I wanted respect from other musicians, I didn’t care if radio would play it or not,” she says of tracks like “Wave,” which she wrote right after turning in her second album, 2016’s Thank You, but held onto until she linked up with producer Mike Sabath (Chris Brown, Liam Payne) last year. “Wave” is part moody ballad, part gym-ready bop, with a shape-shifting beat that slithers in and out — in other words, it’s entirely unlike anything Trainor has released before. “I’ve been told that radio is scared of it,” says Trainor. “They’re like, ‘It’s just so different, we can’t wrap our heads around it.’ It boggles my mind.”

Having a radio hit is no longer a point of stress, though. Those early — and in some ways still ongoing — battles for credibility have inspired Trainor to make uplifting rising artists a new mission. She remembers the doors that opened for her after John Legend appeared on her 2015 song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and she tries to give out similar co-signs. After writing “Workin’ On It,” Trainor recalls, “Sasha was like, ‘If you want a bigger star on the song, feel free to cut me out and put someone else on here.’ I was like, ‘Are you joking? You’re my superstar.’ ” She also recruited labelmate AJ Mitchell for the ballad “After You” because she wanted audiences to recognize his vocal talents, telling his manager, “Dude, the kid can sing. We should show a different side of him to the world.”

Changes in her personal life have helped Trainor tune out industry politics and reconnect with songwriting for the fun of it. While working on the album, she at times grew impatient with delays and instructions to wait her turn. (“Radio [people would tell] my team, ‘Do not release right now, we are committed to these five artists,’ ” she says.) In response, she chilled out: She married actor Daryl Sabara in late 2018, adopted some dogs and built a home studio. “I wanted to take time to myself and just live my best life,” she says. “I became a much happier person.”

Much of what ultimately made the album came from this period. “When I’m just trying to write my favorite songs, I’m booked and blessed,” she says of finally cracking Treat Myself. “Of course I want my songs to have a moment again, because I work so hard on them, but if it doesn’t happen, I’m finally at this place where I’m letting go.”

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Jonas Brothers Recreate Iconic Kim and Khloe Fight Scene from Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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The Jonas Brothers have a message: don’t be rude!

The musicians recreated an iconic scene from Keeping Up with the Kardashians in which Kim Kardashian West repeatedly hits sister Khloe Kardashian with a designer bag, telling her, “don’t be f—ing rude! I swear to God, don’t be f—ing rude!”

In the hilarious Jonas re-enactment, Joe plays Kim, storming through the door to approach Nick, who tales on the role of Khloe. The brothers dubbed the Kardashian sisters’ voices over the video.

“Don’t be f— rude!” Joe lipsyncs, wearing patterned jacket draped over his shoulders, as Nick mouths, “Are you kidding me?”

At the end of the short clip, Kevin walks by holding a beer bottle, glancing at the camera.

“OMGGGGGGGG” Kim commented on the video, which was shared on Joe’s Instagram

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“Hahaha nailed it!!!!!!! 🙏🏽🤣” Khloe added in the comments.

Kim also shared the TikTok version of the video on Twitter, writing alongside the clip, “OMGGGG I love you guys!!!!!”

The silly clip comes after the JoBros announced a new single set to drop this Friday, titled “What A Man Gotta Do.”

The upcoming track is just the latest in the group’s comeback, which launched last year after a years-long hiatus from performing together.

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RELATED: Joe Jonas Teases Brother Nick with a New Rendition of Ex Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

The trio dropped Happiness Begins — their first album together in nearly a decade — in June 2019, along with a documentary on Amazon titled Chasing Happiness.

Most recently, the group released a Christmas song and rang in the new year with a performance at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach as part of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. When the clock struck midnight, the J Sisters — Joe’s wife Sophie Turner, Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra, and Kevin’s wife Danielle Jonas — joined the men on stage to give their husbands the traditional New Year’s kiss.

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Louis Tomlinson Unveils ‘Walls’ Album Track List

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Louis Tomlinson’s debut solo album is on its way, and with just weeks to go the former One Direction member is revealing its track list.

The singer had a mural painted by artist Jay Kaes for the announcement on Saturday (Jan. 11).

«This is so sick ! Thanks so much @jaycaes for doing this, and to all of you for watching on the stream. Walls is coming 31st Jan,» Tomlinson wrote on Instagram, where he shared a full look at the mural.

Once the mural was up, he also posted a clip featuring just the 12 song titles on his Twitter page.

See his social media updates about the track list’s unveiling and the complete list of songs below. Walls is set to be released on Jan. 31.

Louis Tomlinson’s Walls Track List:

1. «Kill My Mind»
2. «Don’t Let It Break Your Heart»
3. «Two Of Us»
4. «We Made It»
5. «Too Young»
6. «Walls»
7. «Habit»
8. «Always You»
9. «Fearless»
10. «Perfect Now»
11. «Defenceless»
12. «Only the Brave»

 

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Sam Smith se desnuda por completo en las playas de Costa Rica y causa revuelo total en redes

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El intérprete de ‘I’m Not The Only One’ está comenzando el año en Costa Rica, de acuerdo con sus palabras, para cargar energía y estar listo para todos los retos que en el 2020 vendrán para él.

Y, como parte de su retiro revitalizante, Sam Smith decidió sumergirse en el mar, no sin antes dar un revelador paseo por las playas como Dios lo trajo al mundo, es decir, sin nada de ropa.

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La postal, sin ningún otro caption más que ‘PURA VIDA’, ha enloquecido por completo las redes debido a que muestra su trasero totalmente al descubierto, poéticamente enmarcado solo por las huellas de sus pies en la arena mientras camina hacia el agua.

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Cuenta ya con más de un millón y medio de likes y los comentarios de muchísimas cuentas, así como de otras celebridades entre las que destacan el ex One Direction, Niall Horan.

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Selena Gomez Shares Photos From ‘Dolittle’ Movie Premiere

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Selena Gomez is celebrating both the release of her new album, Rare, this weekend and the upcoming opening of her latest film project, Dolittle.

Gomez voices the character of a giraffe named Betsy in the movie, which hits theaters on Jan. 17. The film’s premiere was held on Saturday (Jan. 11) in California.

«Had so much fun at the @dolittlemovie premiere this morning,» she wrote on Instagram, where she posted a handful of snapshots from the event: posing on the red carpet in a romantic Givenchy gown, getting comfortable in the theater with a box of popcorn and making the most of a photo opp with a giraffe topiary.

Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr.is an adaptation of Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the 1920s children’s book by Hugh Lofting.

Swipe through Gomez’s pictures from the premiere below.

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