Something Is Coming From Justin Bieber in 2020

0

Justin Bieber took to Twitter on Wednesday (Dec. 11) to tease…something?

The crooner uploaded a seven-second video that showed the year 2020 against a starry-night background. Without any caption or sound, the cryptic post has gotten our hopes up high for a new JB album in the upcoming year.

The post comes after almost a year of Bieber teasing new music, even suggesting a few months back that something might arrive before the year’s even up. Though we’re still waiting on the solo tunes, the singer has hopped on a number of smash collaborations recently, including Ed Sheeran’s «I Don’t Care,» Dan + Shay’s «10,000 Hours» and a guest verse on Billie Eilish’s «bad guy.»

The post teasing new Bieber offerings in 2020, as expected, had fans flooding the Twittersphere with excitement. See some of the best reactions below.

 

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Jonas Brothers Transform Into Fairy Godbrothers to Help With Your Christmas Card

0

do not reuse

The Jonas Brothers brought holiday cheer with their 2019 holiday jam «Like It’s Christmas,» and now they want to be part of your Xmas celebrations with a festive (and hilarious) eCard.

The siblings teamed up with digital entertainment company JibJab for a 40-second holiday eCard that features the JoBros as fairy godbrothers — decked out in red, green and blue Santa suits and elf shoes — transforming a bland home into the most Christmasy place on the block, all while singing their latest Christmas hit. Even better, you can be in the card with them by inserting your own photos and share it with everyone you know.

«If you haven’t sent out your Christmas cards yet, we’ve got you covered,» the guys wrote on Instagram with a clip of their «Like It’s Christmas» JibJab, which debuted Wednesday (Dec. 11).

«Like It’s Christmas» has quickly become the Jonas Brothers’ latest hit, as it jingled its way to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in just three weeks. The song also reached No. 25 on the Holiday 100, and just debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s their third holiday song to date and first in more than a decade, as they released «Girl of My Dreams» in 2007 and «Joyful Kings» in 2008.

Check out a clip of the Jonas Brothers’ «Like It’s Christmas» eCard below, and create your own here.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Harry Styles Epically Guest-Hosts ‘Late Late Show’: Interviews Himself, Performs ‘Adore You,’ Hits ‘Carpool’ Lane: Watch

0

do not reuse

If you doubted Harry Styles’ renaissance man credentials after he killed it on Saturday Night Live last month, look no further than his guest hosting stint on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night (Dec. 10) for definitive proof. With pal James Corden off filming a movie, Styles easily slipped into the spotlight the night after Alicia Keys made the show her own with a moving Billie Eilish duet by doing it all.

Harry opened the show behind the wheel, cruising into the «Carpool Karaoke» lane with Corden, in a pre-taped bit in which the host gave his young charge some advice on faking interest in talk show guests before the pair teamed up to sing «Watermelon Sugar» from Styles’ upcoming Fine Line album, due out Friday (Dec. 13).

«A big thing is you’ve got to make your guests feel comfortable,» Corden said when a bored-looking Styles asked for some hosting tips for his second go-round behind the Late Late desk. «A lot of that is about feigning enthusiasm… so even if a guest tells a story that isn’t that funny… it is.» The pair practiced fake laughing at inane banter, but things got serious when Corden wondered if Styles’ sartorial choices were going to work on the show as they played out an increasingly silly bit built around the singer’s preference for billowy, mega-high-waisted pants.

Harry did a yeoman’s job on the opening monologue, joking that he is always there whenever Corden needs him… as long as he has an album to plug. «I’m hosting the show on the day the House of Representatives released articles of impeachment against the president of the United States,» he said, handling the heavy joke lifting with ease. «Thanks for giving me an easy one James… I only have one thing to say to President Trump,» he added with a winky cut to camera and another plug for his music, «Just stop your cryin’, it’s a sign of the times.»

Styles also did a fawning interview of himself before a visually captivating performance of his latest single, «Adore You,» crooning the mid-tempo ballad on a fog-shrouded set dressed up to look like a turbulent sea, an allusion to the nautical theme of the song’s epic video.

Check out Styles’ hosting clips below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Uh-Oh, Meghan Trainor & Her ‘Evil Twin’ Are Dropping a New Single

0

This New Music Friday has quite the spooky twist to it: It lands on Friday the 13th. And no one’s more prepared than Meghan Trainor, as she teased her upcoming single «Evil Twin» for the chilling date.

«You’ve waited long enough,» she tweeted. «#EVILTWIN comes out Friday — listen for my entire family on the backgrounds!»

Fans will be seeing double with the single’s cover art, featuring one fierce Trainor and one terrified Trainor.

Check out her announcement below.

 

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Sam Smith Gets Real About Coming Out as Non-Binary in a ‘Homophobic & Sexist’ Industry

0

It’s been a stunning year for pop phenomenon Sam Smith. Along with releasing their latest pop-driven singles like «Dancing With a Stranger» (with Normani) and «How Do You Sleep,» Smith also managed to finally express their truest self by coming out as non-binary and officially changing their pronouns to «they/them.»

But in a new interview with SiriusXM Hits 1, Smith revealed that the decision has proven to be a continuing struggle. While Smith said they were «loving» being out and proud, they couldn’t deny the harsh realities of what coming out as non-binary meant today, both in and outside of the music business. «I’m scared every day … just being my feminine self in this world that we’re in,» they said. «The music industry … can be a bit homophobic, it’s a bit sexist at times.»

Smith added that they had to confront the reality of what it meant to embrace their femininity during the shoot for the «How Do You Sleep» video, and it turned out to be liberating. «I think creatively, I’m realizing now, that’s the best space to be in. Because you feel joy quicker when you’re being vulnerable like that,» they said. «I’ve always been like that, when I’ve been in the club and with my friends … but I think showing it to the world and showing it to people is a different thing, isn’t it. And I finally felt safe enough to do so.»

Along with chatting about the importance of vulnerability, Smith also took on lighter fare, pointing out that while they’d gotten much better at walking in heels, they still have a hard time performing in them. «I don’t know how you girls do it,» they said with a laugh. «I can’t go out dancing in heels … singing live in heels is a bit impossible.»

Check out the full clip of Smith’s interview below:

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Billie Eilish Duets with Alicia Keys, Shares Tween ‘Fallin’ Cover Video on ‘Late Late Show’: Watch

0

You could feel the love Monday night (Dec. 9) when Billie Eilish hopped on the Late Late Show couch to hang out with guest host Alicia Keys. The pair bonded over talk of Billie’s upcoming first trip to the Grammy Awards next month and heaped praise on each other’s music, with Keys dubbing herself a «super, super fan» of Eilish’s tone and vibe.

«I saw it… f—ing crazy!» Eilish — Billboard‘s 2019 Woman of the Year — said of checking out Keys’ cover of her «Ocean Eyes» on Instagram. «It was weird because I see a lot of covers and I see a lot of covers of that song and I’ve also adored you my entire life, so I see a lot of videos of you so I think one thing that is normal and another thing that’s normal in my life combined and that was super not normal to see,» Eilish said.

Eilish returned the favor by showing Keys a surprise throwback clip recorded a year before «Ocean Eyes» came out, in which the then-12-year-old singer covered Keys’ «Fallin'» at a talent show. The adorable clip of a blonde haired Eilish emoting the tune on piano while wearing an American flag cut-off shirt blew Keys away. «We’re going to do the next one soon,» the fill-in late night host promised, also pledging to take good care of Billie at Jan. 20’s Grammy Awards, which she is hosting.

And they did, in fact, ending the show with a moving, dimly lit duet on «Ocean Eyes,» with Keys playing the melody on her convertible piano desk and Eilish perched on the couch.

Watch Eilish on The Late Late Show below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Beyoncé Gets Candid About Life, Love and Those Pregnancy Rumors in Elle: ‘Get Off My Ovaries!’

0

«Success looks different to me now,» says the superstar in the January 2020 issue of Elle, where she debuts her new IVY Park x adidas collaboration

The Beyhive asked, and they sure did receive!

For Elle magazine’s January 2020 cover story, superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter debuts her new gender-neutral IVY PARK x adidas collaboration line, and gets downright candid answering a host of burning questions submitted by her legion of loyal fans.

Draped in high-low styles from the new athleisure collection, the star, 38, shines in the fashion spread, which positions her highness in the midst of everyday settings like a laundry mat, back alley, and grocery aisle—all within the culturally rich Crenshaw district of Los Angeles where she was photographed by her pal and Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas.

RELATED: Beyoncé Is Relaunching Her Ivy Park Clothing Line In Partnership with Adidas

But would Queen Bey ever really get spotted in pedestrian places like these? Maybe. “The last time I went to a supermarket, it was more like a bodega before a Madonna concert,” she says answering a fan’s question about her shopping habits. “Jay and I snuck into one in Crenshaw and bought some Cuervo and Funyuns chips. And…y’all know you see me at Target and I see y’all trying to sneak pics.”

The mother of three (she shares daughter Blue Ivy, 7 and twins Rumi and Sir, 2 with husband of 11 years JAY-Z) gets even more forthcoming—and relatable—when asked what stresses her out these days.

“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family,” she says. “Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”

Speaking of motherhood, she reveals the question that really works a nerve is the one the internet is always posing. “‘Are you pregnant?’” she says of what she hates hearing the most, and adds, “Get off my ovaries!”

RELATED: How Motherhood Changed Beyoncé’s Life and Everything She’s Said About Wanting More Kids

Despite those queries, the star says her body confidence is at an all-time high. “If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them. But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life. Giving zero f—s is the most liberating place to be.”

And the star is just as at ease when it comes to her fame and success these days. Asked if she’s been disappointed by not winning certain major awards for Lemonade and Homecoming, she says not even.

RELATED: All the Highlights from Beyoncé’s Homecoming Netflix Documentary

“Success looks different to me now. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger.”

She continues, “Being ‘number one’ was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

That’s not to say things don’t ever get to her. “I’m human,” she says of how reading online criticism can sting at times. But, she adds “I try to remind myself that I’m strong and I’m built for this. Thank God most of the noise bounces off of me after all of these years.”

Spoken like true royalty.

Elle‘s January issue hits newsstands December 17.

This Article was originally published by: People

 

Taylor Swift Performs ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ Live for the First Time at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball: Watch

0

Taylor Swift’s «Christmas Tree Farm» has made its way to the stage just days after its release.

With digital snowflakes falling and her holiday home video montage playing behind her, a Santa-hat wearing Swift sang her festive new song to London’s O2 Arena during her set at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball Sunday night (Dec. 8). The performance marks the holiday tune’s live debut.

Fans report that Swift’s set list also included «Blank Space,» «ME!» and, appropriately, «London Boy,» as well as «Lover,» «We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,» «22,» «You Need to Calm Down» and «Shake It Off.»

Watch «Christmas Tree Farm» live in the video below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Billie Eilish Gets Burned in Provocative ‘Xanny’ Video: Watch

0

must embed video

Billie Eilish unveiled the stark visual for her latest single «Xanny» on Thursday (Dec. 5), making her directorial debut in the process.

The clip starts out normal enough, with the 17-year-old superstar delivering the first verse of the song while wearing a decidedly demure cream-colored turtleneck and and pants, her signature green roots traded out for plain brown locks.

However, the calming aesthetic of the video takes a startling turn once the track’s wobbling, off-kilter chorus kicks in. «I’m in their secondhand smoke/ Still just drinking canned Coke/ I don’t need a xanny to feel better,» Eilish croons as a hand creeps on screen to burn her face with a lit cigarette.

By video’s end, the teen wunderkind’s face is covered in tiny, dark burns delivered by multiple hands and as the lyrics’ proverbial secondhand smoke fills the room, Eilish rises from her padded bench, dusting herself off and wandering out of the frame after forlornly muttering the song’s closing lines.

This article was originally pulished by: Billboard

 

The Weeknd Spends a Dizzying Night in Las Vegas for ‘Heartless’ Music Video

0

«Duffel bags full of drugs and a rocket,» the Weeknd mentions in his new single, «Heartless,» setting the tone for a man that can’t be tamed, and the theme transcends into his new video.

The clip, which dropped on Tuesday (Dec. 3), sees the crooner at a blurry night out in Las Vegas, stumbling out of a car into the casino, where he indulges in gambling, drinking and smoking. Halfway through the dizzying night, the singer comes face-to-face with a frog symbolizing drugs. He partakes, and the night gets even fuzzier. Weaved with trippy visuals, the Weeknd is seen running down the street before the fun gets to him, ultimately bending over to puke.

«Heartless,» as well as his other new single «Blinding Lights,» are the crooner’s first new music since the EP My Dear Melancholy arrived in March 2018 and his 2016 full-length LP Starboy.

Watch the music video below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard