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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Is Ariana Grande Working On New Music Again?



On Monday (Jan. 6), Ariana Grande fueled speculation that she was working on new music after being spotted in the studio over the weekend with frequent collaborators Social House, superproducer TBHits, songwriter Njomza and more.

Tagging Grande in an Instagram Story, producer Mr. Franks — who collaborated with the superstar on 2016’s Dangerous Woman — also confirmed he’d been in the studio with her, writing «wut just happened @arianagrande» alongside a photo from behind the console.

Earlier in the week, the pop star confirmed to fans that she had indeed been back in the recording booth, but quickly shot down the idea that more music was imminent. «Neva left even when I was on tour,» she replied to one fan account on Thursday (Jan. 2) before adding, «please relax [nothing’s] coming.»

Over the last 18 months, Grande has churned out two studio sets — 2018’s Sweetener and 2019’s Thank U, Next — as well as a live album documenting her sold-out Sweetener World Tour, K Bye For Now (Swt Live).

Check out Mr. Franks’ Instagram Story, as well as Ari’s tweet, below.


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Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ Is Finally Here: Stream It Now


Justin Bieber is back and better than ever.

After a long break, the superstar thanked fans for their continued support with a slew of treats, including a 2020 tour announcement and a 10-part documentary series to premiere on YouTube on Jan. 27.

On top of it all, he dropped his upcoming album’s lead single, «Yummy,» and it’s the flirtatious Bieber we’ve missed and been waiting for. «Yeah, you got that yummy-yum,» he repeats in the catchy hook before adding, «And you stay flexin’ on me.»

Bieber’s album, which doesn’t yet have a release date, would mark his first solo project since 2015’s Purpose. During his musical break, the crooner did, however, dabble in collaboration, teaming up on a number of songs including BloodPop’s «Friends,» DJ Khaled’s «No Brainer,» Ed Sheeran’s «I Don’t Care,» Dan + Shay’s «10,000 Hours» and a guest verse on Billie Eilish’s «bad guy.»

Listen to «Yummy» below.

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Demi Lovato Is Hinting at New Music & We’re Not OK


The music bug has hit Demi Lovato once more–and, boy, are we ready.

The songstress took to Instagram on Wednesday (Dec. 4) to share a mysterious black screen. «The next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing….» she simply wrote in the caption, sending fans and celeb friends into a frenzy in the comment section.

«YES,» Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown wrote, and Lovato’s boyfriend Austin Wilson mirrored the sentiment with three heart emojis.

If Lovato releases a full-length album, it will follow her 2017 record, Tell Me You Love Me. See her cryptic post below.

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Dua Lipa Confirms ‘Future Nostalgia’ Album, 2020 European Arena Tour


«What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs.»

After teasing out a picture of the ink she got bearing the title of her upcoming album, Dua Lipa confirmed on Monday (Dec. 2) that Future Nostalgia will drop in 2020. After releasing the hit first single «Don’t Start Now,» the singer explained the album’s vibe in a statement, saying, «What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine. I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.»

Lipa has also revealed the dates for a huge Future Nostalgia 2020 European arena tour, which is slated to kick off on Apr. 26 at the Wizink Center in Madrid and run through 19 cities before wrapping up on June 19 at the 3Arena in Dublin.

“Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record,» she continued about the inspiration she took from her live shows in recording the collection. «I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realized that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday (Dec. 6) at 9 a.m. local time, with information available here. On Sunday, Lipa built anticipation for her sophomore release with a bikini image with the title tattooed on the inside of her left bicep. In late October, the singer shared her infection, dance floor-ready track «Don’t Start Now,» which debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. In April, Lipa tweeted that she was working on her second album, and was seen in studio with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.

Dua Lipa 2020 European tour date:

Apr. 26 — Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Centre

Apr. 28 — Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi

Apr. 30 — Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum

May 2 — Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportspaleis

May 4 — Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena

May 5 — Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena

May 7 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome

May 10 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena

May 12 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe

May 13 — Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum

May 15 — Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena

May 17 — Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

May 19 — Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle

May 20 — Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle

May 26 — London, England @ The O2

May 27 — London, England @ The O2

June 1 — Manchester, England @ Arena

June 4 — Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena

June 7 — Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena

June 10 — Birmingham, England @ Arena

June 13 — Newcastle, England @ Utilita Arena

June 15 — Glasgow, Scotland @The SSE Hydro

June 18 — Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ 3Arena

June 19 — Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ 3Arena

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Dua Lipa Talks Next Album & Teases ‘Secret’ Collaborations


Dua Lipa stopped to chat with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly on the red carpet at the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 24), discussing her latest single “Don’t Start Now,” her new found love for dancing, whether or not she has any new collaborations in the works and what advice she would give to new artists.

Asked why she decided to kick off her new era of music with “Don’t Start Now,” Lipa tells Billboard that the track describes what’s to come on her next record.

“It’s got a theme going through it,” she explains. “It’s more disco orientated, 80s-inspired. It’s fun. It’s honest lyrics, but not taking myself too seriously. I just want people when they hear it just to want to dance and just to have fun and just to go out and spend time with their friends.”

“I feel like I tried to move the kind of idea of the pressures that people have with second records because I can totally understand that,” she continues. “It is scary, I guess, when you’re putting out new music. But I think when you kind of just make music that you’re really proud of, I guess you don’t disappoint yourself, at least.”

Lipa is also asked about her dancing, which she showcased during her recent EMAs performance. “It’s fun,” she says, when discussing learning choreography. “It’s definitely a new thing that I’m doing at the moment. So I like it. It’s fun… I’m trying.”

Asked if fans can expect any new collaborations, Lipa keeps her lips sealed when it comes to naming any names, but she does tease that there might be, although she’s keeping it a secret for now.

As for what advice Lipa would give to any new artists starting out, she says, “Just work really hard and always support people around you because knowing what it’s like to be a new artist. I think that’s exactly what I try and do for other new artists is try and support them and be there for them.”

You can watch the full video interview with Dua Lipa above.

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Taylor Swift Drops Swooning ‘Lover’ Remix Featuring Shawn Mendes: Listen


It’s the 13th of the month, and Taylor Swift’s homage to her lucky number came in the form of a «Lover» remix, featuring her old pal Shawn Mendes. «Hey guys, I wanted to tell you about something that I’m really excited about,» Swift said in a video teasing the song on Wednesday morning (Nov. 13). «There is a new version of ‘Lover’ coming, a remix featuring someone who I’m such a huge fan of and I’ve known for a really long time. And someone I have always really been dying to collaborate with.»

The spin on her album’s title track, which dropped just after midnight, keeps some of the same romantic lyrics but with a new twist provided by Mendes. «We could light a bunch of candles and dance around the kitchen baby,» Mendes sings in a breathy voice over acoustic guitars. «Pictures of when we were young they hang on the wall/ And we would sit on the stoop and I’ll sing love songs to you when we’re 80/ See I finally got you now, honey I won’t let you fall.»

«He has taken ‘Lover’ and he has re-written parts of it, which I think is so important because I love him as a writer,» Swift said of the personal touch Mendes added to the title track of her latest album. «And I also think that everybody would write a different love letter to their lover and I think his take on it is so beautiful.»

Mendes also joins Swift on the song’s reworked chorus, their voices intertwining as he later adds another layer to the mid-song breakdown, bringing the ultimate love story into the mix. «The girl in my story has always been you/ I’d go down with the Titanic, it’s true for you… Lover,» he sings before adding some falsetto ad libs as the song rushes to its conclusion.

Swift recently told Zane Lowe in an interview that her seventh album, released back in August, was “the first time I’ve written about love that was very real rather than a song like Love Story that I wrote when I was 17.”

«I feel like my priorities are in order, done some growing up, feeling good about it. And I was like, you know, what’s that going to be like to write from that place? But I didn’t even have long enough to think about that before I was writing this record.“

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Did Lady Gaga Just Reveal Her Next Song Title?


It all started with a pumpkin.

Some simply saw a funny message on a pumpkin. Others saw what could be a hint at new music. Either way, fans cannot stop talking about Lady Gaga’s latest post on her social media.

On both her Twitter and her Instagram, Gaga posted multiple photos of what appear to be a pumpkin carving session on Tuesday (Oct. 29). One pumpkin in particular made fans laugh out loud, as it wasn’t carved, but simply painted with the words «f–k this» scrawled across its face, and a knife sticking out of its stem.

But some eagle-eyed Little Monsters immediately caught wind of what they believe is a new hint toward Gaga’s new music. In the photo of her aforementioned pumpkin, an iPod can be seen sitting on the same table: when fans zoomed in, they saw that the song playing was titled «Stupid Love.»

It’s possible that Gaga could have been listening to already-released tracks from Jason Derulo or Dan + Shay. But the Twitter sleuths were skeptical, noticing that the track title was in all-caps, and had no cover art or artist information listed on the pop-up. Others kept digging, finding that rumors regarding a Gaga song called «Stupid Love» have been floating around the internet for a few months.

One stan account even went as far as to find an old post where a copyright claim was made against another user’s tweet from August, where they had retweeted a snippet of an unreleased song. According to a screenshot they took, there was a reference made in the claim to a track from Lady Gaga called, you guessed it, «Stupid Love.»

Check out Gaga’s pumpkin carving session and some of the best Twitter detective work below:




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Selenators React to Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’: ‘A Strong Independent Queen’


Selena Gomez made her long-awaited return to music on Wednesday (Oct. 23) with the release of her new single “Lose You To Love Me.”

The vulnerable, emotive track dropped at midnight with just a few days’ notice, sending her passionate army of Selenators into a frenzy as they swarmed social media with their love for the star.

“This song is so powerful,” one fan tweeted. “I can’t stop replaying it and she is doing amazing on the charts as she deserves. Selena raising the bar.” Another praised Gomez’s strength, writing, “in awe that Selena has been through so much emotionally yet still came out the other side a strong independent queen.”

The singer’s first new solo release since 2018’s “Back To You” even seems to be winning over the haters, with one new fan admitting, “I’m not a Selena Gomez fan AT ALL but that new song she dropped is……” alongside a GIF of Ryan Tedder shedding tears.

Gomez’s BFF Taylor Swift also got in on the love-fest, sharing a screenshot of the track on her Instagram Stories and writing, “This song is a perfect expression of healing & my absolute favorite song she’s put out yet. A triumph. I love you so much @selenagomez.”

Check out the best reactions to “Lose You To Love Me” below.


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Harry Styles Nabs His Best Debut on Streaming Songs Chart With ‘Lights Up’


The debut is also the second-best start for a One Direction member past or present.

Harry Styles snags his best debut on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, starting at No. 13 on the Oct. 26-dated list with new single “Lights Up.”

The track bows with 21.5 million streams in its first week of release (week ending Oct. 17), according to Nielsen Music.

“Lights Up” exceeds the debut of Styles’ predecessor on Streaming Songs, “Sign of the Times.” The lead single from Styles’ first solo album apart from One Direction started at No. 18 on the April 29, 2017, tally, racking up 16.5 million first-week streams.

Assisting Styles in this case: the music video for “Lights Up” was released in conjunction with the audio, whereas the clip for “Sign of the Times” appeared a month after the single’s initial release, giving Styles’ latest offering a splashy debut on both audio and video services.

However, “Lights Up” is not the top debut for a One Direction member past or present on Streaming Songs. That mark remains in the possession of ZAYN, whose “Pillowtalk” started at No. 1 on the Feb. 20, 2016, tally. “Lights Up” is, though, the second-best such premiere.

“Lights Up” debuts at No. 17 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, a mark that does not exceed the No. 4 bow of “Sign of the Times.” The song added 20,000 downloads in addition to its streams, placing it at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (“Sign of the Times” started at No. 1), as well as 1.7 million audience impressions.

“Lights Up” is the lead single from Styles’ upcoming second LP, the follow-up to his 2017 self-titled debut album. Little else is known out the album, including a release date.

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