The Weeknd Gets Reckless in Sin City for Twisted ‘Blinding Lights’ Video

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The Weeknd looks to keep the ball rolling into 2020. Abel dropped off the twisted «Blinding Lights» video on Tuesday (Jan. 21), which finds the singer continuing his intoxicating trip to Las Vegas that began with his «Heartless» visual from December.

The XO singer wakes up in a trance while sweating and breathing heavily with blood staining his teeth. He gets up with a demonic smirk and recklessly takes his Mercedes-Benz convertible for a spin away from the Vegas Strip. The Toronto native has flashbacks to getting beat up and thrown out of the club earlier in the night, which explains all of the blood and bruises along with him being on the run to get to a safe place.

The Uncut Gems star will be taking his talents to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, when he’s expected to perform his latest hit single. A new Weeknd era is upon us, as «Heartless» topped the Hot 100, while «Blinding Lights» debuted at No. 11 and currently sits at No. 39.

Watch the video below.

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There’s a Harry Styles Lookalike Working at a Starbucks and We’re Shooketh

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Attention: Harry Styles has a doppelgänger and the fans who discovered him are taking to social media to let the world know.

In a viral TikTok video, a car full of Styles’ fans approach the lookalike while he’s working the drive-thru window of their local Starbucks. «Are you Harry Styles? We’re literally listening to your song right now!» one of the teens tells the barista as another confirms, «You look like Harry Styles.»

Clad in the coffee chain’s signature green apron and a black turtleneck, the doppelgänger — whose name appears to be Sean according to his nametag — could easily pass for the former One Direction-er’s carbon copy, his brown hair pulled up in a half-bun much like the star’s during his boy band days. (Other TikTok users insist the barista looks more like actor Dylan O’Brien, but it’s safe to split the difference.)

Get a look at the pop star’s double below.

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Alicia Keys’ New Album Is Coming: Here’s the Cover Art and Release Date

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Alicia Keys has new music on the way! On Monday (Jan. 20), the star announced the release date for her upcoming seventh studio album, simply titled Alicia.

«#ALICIA The Album 3/20,» Keys wrote on Instagram alongside what appears to be the project’s colorful cover art, which features the singer-songwriter photographed from four different angles against peach, purple and turquoise backdrops.

The announcement comes just days before the star’s second annual gig as the host of Sunday’s upcoming Grammy Awards (Jan. 26). The self-titled album follows Keys’ 2016 LP Here, and was preceded by the Miguel-assisted lead single «Show Me Love» as well as «Time Machine» and the motivational «Underdog.»

Check out Keys’ album announcement .

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Jonas Brothers Take a Ride Through Vegas in ‘What a Man Gotta Do’ Alternate Video: Watch

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The Jonas Brothers go full-on carpool karaoke through Vegas in a new video for «What a Man Gotta Do.»

The alternate music video, which comes just a few days after the official music video (co-starring wives Danielle Jonas, Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra Jonas) was released, focuses completely on Kevin, Joe and Nick as the siblings share the backseat of a frivolous car ride in Las Vegas.

«When in Vegas,» the guys captioned the good-time clip, which premiered on Monday (Jan. 20).

Check it out below.

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Billie Eilish Says She’s Working on a New Album, Releasing Her Documentary This Year: ‘I’m Terrified’

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Billie Eilish won’t be releasing a new album in 2020, but her sophomore full-length is in the works.

The singer was asked whether the album was coming this year on the red carpet at iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO concert on Saturday (Jan. 18), and she clarified her plans.

«This year, no, but I will be making it this year,» Eilish said. «But next few years? It’s coming. When it’s made. It’s not made yet.»

Eilish, who joined Coldplay, the Black Keys, Blink-182 and more on the lineup at the Forum near Los Angeles, also spoke about her upcoming documentary, offering a «guess» that the film will make its debut in 2020 — although the idea has her feeling nervous.

«I’ve seen no part of it,» she explained. «I’m terrified. I’m freaked out. They’ve been filming since like July of 2018 … Who has that much footage of them that they’ve never seen? I’m terrified.»

In the meantime, she’s got a Grammys performance coming up very soon, but she warns that she won’t be arranging anything over-the-top for the big night.

«Don’t get your hopes up,» Eilish joked. «I mean, it’ll be me, but it’s not that much. It’s just me … I’m excited.»

Watch the interview clips below.

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Louis Tomlinson Teases ‘Walls’ Music Video: Watch

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Louis Tomlinson is releasing his official «Walls» music video on Monday (Jan. 20).

The former One Direction singer, who’s dropping his own long-awaited album (of the same title, Walls) later this month, shared a sneak peek at the single’s visual and announced its release date on Sunday.

Tomlinson finds himself opening a mysterious door in a desert, sitting on a chair attached high on a wall and surrounded by ballroom dancers, among other curiosities, in the clip.

The «Walls» video is set to premiere at 12 p.m. EST (5 p.m. GMT).

Check out the preview below, and see it all come together on Monday.

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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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