Elizabeth MirandaNiall Horan is the latest member of One Direction to dip his toe in the solo waters.
While Niall is still a member of One Direction, he's just released his first single as a solo artist. Called "This Town," it's out today at all the usual digital outlets.
In a statement, the Irish singer says, " "I'm excited to announce I have signed a record deal with Capitol Records USA and released my first solo song. Thank you to all the One Direction fans for your love and support as always. I'm looking forward to the next part of this journey together."
"This Town," an acoustic ballad, is about a guy looking back regretfully on a past relationship and being upset that his girl is now with someone new. "Yesterday I thought I saw your shadow running round/It's funny how things never change in this old town," Niall sings. "And I want to tell you everything/The words I never got to say the first time around/And I remember everything/From when we were the children playing in this fairground/Wish I was there with you now."
The key lyrics of the song are, "Over and over the only truth/Everything comes back to you."
One Direction is currently on hiatus, and Niall is the only current member so far who's released solo music. Zayn Malik left the band before he put out his single "Pillowtalk," which became a huge smash.
Francesco CarrozziniAre you ready for some football T-shirts? The NFL has teamed up with a bunch of music artists to design a new line of T-shirts available for purchase on Teespring.com.
The artists -- including OneRepublic, Jason Mraz, Diplo, Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry -- each helped create shirts for their hometown or favorite football teams. The collab is called #MyTeamMyCity. Jason Mraz’s shirt for the San Diego Charges has his name and drawing of his face on the front, while OneRepublic went with a more traditional Denver Broncos logo and the phrase “reaching for the rafters.”
Fergie, Fall Out Boy, Eminem, Mac Miller and WALK THE MOON also participated in the collaboration.
The shirts are on sale now for $25 each and will be available one month. Billboard reports artists will receive a cut of each sale, with some choosing to donate the profits to charitable causes.
Here's a list of the artists and their teams:
Daughtry -- Carolina Panthers Diplo -- Philadelphia Eagles Eminem -- Detroit Lions Fall Out Boy -- Chicago Bears Fergie -- Miami Dolphins Goo Goo Dolls -- Buffalo Bills Jason Mraz -- San Diego Chargers Mac Miller -- Pittsburgh Steelers OneRepublic -- Denver Broncos WALK THE MOON -- Cincinnati Bengals
Terence Patrick/CBSShawnMendes was a scheduled guest on last night’s The Late Late Show, but he showed up early to rattle host James Corden and his fascination with 90s music.
“You never play new music… just old stuff all the time. I'm thinking like maybe you should update the play list or something,” said Mendes.
Corden fired back, “Everybody knows the music was better back then than it is now.”
And then it was on. Mendes announced Filipino-American a capella group The Filharmonic and soon the two were locked into a riff-off. The 18-year-old YouTube sensation, who recently sold out Madison Square Garden, riffed on “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris, while Corden started strong with the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and later “Jump,” by Kris Kross. Shawn did a riff of Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills.”
Finally, the two joined forces. As Corden put it, “Maybe there is a world in which music then and music today can exist together, and we could make that happen right now in one incredible moment.”
The two jammed on TLC’s “No Scrubs,” and then James joined Shawn on his own “Stitches.”
After the show, Corden tweeted, “#BetterNowBetterThen with @ShawnMendes was soooooo much fun tonight!!!!”
In a preview clip for the episode, airing today, Miley dances onto the stage like Ellen and jokes to the studio audience, “I know all of you came to see Ellen so I’m gonna do my best to make you very happy. I’m dressed like her, I smell like her, just before I came out here I actually kissed a girl so thank you."
"I’ll admit I’m a little bit nervous because I’ve never hosted a show with my clothes on before, so this is so weird," she adds later.
You can of course see Miley every week on TV now that she's joined NBC's The Voice as a coach.
The last time the hostess took a sick day from The Ellen DeGeneres Show was back in 2014, when Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper stepped in.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home VideoFans of "The Purple One" will be in luck on October 4 with the release of the commemorative Prince Movie Collection.
The Blu-ray disc set will include Prince's three acting performances in the films Purple Rain, with newly remastered audio and video, its unofficial sequel Graffiti Bridge and Under the Cherry Moon.
Purple Rain was Prince's first starring role in a movie, as "The Kid," and features his hit tracks, "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" and "I Would Die 4U."
The Prince Movie Collection will be available to purchase in stores and from digital retailers at the retail price of $24.98, which each individual film selling for $14.97. The case for the special Blu-ray disc set will be packaged in none other than the color purple.
ABC/Fred LeeA year after she first broke through with "Here," Alessia Cara's still a know-it-all. The Canadian singer kicks off the second installment of her Know-It-All Tour tonight in Silver Spring, Maryland, and she's thrilled about the artists who are joining her on the bill: Nathan Sykes and Ruth B.
"I'm so excited for that," she tells ABC Radio. "...I'm so excited to see them play, they're just like great musicians and great people too, which is all around awesome!"
Nathan, meanwhile, can't say enough nice things about Alessia.
"I just think she's an incredible artist. She's so talented," the former The Wanted singer tells ABC Radio. "And what I love about Alessia is that every time someone mentions [her], they always follow up with, 'And she's the nicest person you'll ever meet,' as well, which is completely true."
"She's just the nicest human," he gushes. "She's got a really big heart. And it's going to be such a lovely tour, 'cause Ruth B is on the tour as well. So, I'm looking forward to it. It's like a 'muso' tour, between the three of us." FYI, "muso" is British slang for pop stars who consider themselves to be serious musicians.
As for Ruth B, like Alessia, she's a Canadian singer/songwriter who was discovered online. While Alessia was discovered on YouTube, Ruth got her big break after posting her song "Lost Boy" on Vine.
The Know-It-All tour will wrap up November 2 in Toronto.
The book was inspired by stories Kelly would make up while on tour with her daughter River Rose. In the book, River is going to the zoo, but she's so excited that she can't fall asleep the night before the trip. After mom -- that'd be Kelly -- sings her a magical lullaby, River has a dream that features her playing with hippos, penguins and bears, oh my!
Kelly has written and recorded an actual lullaby to go with the book, which you can hear now at RiverRose.com.
"Every night you lie with me/when I wake you're still here/I don't know if I ever could find/someone as kind and dear," sings Kelly. "No one gets me like you do/You can tell by my smile/I'm gonna miss you so much while I sleep/but know that I'm by your side."
You can check out the book -- featuring illustrations byLaura Hughes-- at RiverRose.com and pre-order it from there as well.
Columbia RecordsTrain fans everywhere can now play that song. Which song? The band's brand-new single, "Play that Song." It was performed live this past summer, but now the studio version has just been released.
"Play that Song" incorporates the melody of the standard "Heart and Soul," which is probably best known as the song that Robert Loggia and Tom Hanksdanced to on that giant FAO Schwartz keyboard in the classic movie Big. The lyrics concern a guy asking, at first a deejay and then a guitarist, to play his girl's favorite song.
The lyrics go, "When you gonna play that song?/When you gonna earn that pay?/When you gonna play that song and make my day?/She says/Play that song/the one that makes me go all night long/the one that makes me think of you/that's all you gotta do."
"Play that Song" is the first track to be released from Train's upcoming album, due out in January. That new album will be the band's first collection of all-original material since 2014's Bulletproof Picasso. Since then, they've released the 2015 holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, and, this past June, Train Does Led Zeppelin II, a charity release that featured the band covering that legendary Zep album in its entirety.
Sasha SamsonovaFifth Harmony know a thing or two about girl power, so it's no surprise that one of their songs is being used to soundtrack a new video featuring DC Super Hero Girls, a line of dolls, games and videos that imagine the female stars of the DC comics universe as teenagers in high school.
The video features young Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Katana, backed by Fifth Harmony's empowering track "That's My Girl." Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui tells Entertainment Tonight that the video is "about girl power and that’s exactly what the song is about: being there for your girl and helping her through the hard times and the things that we have to go through in life.”
She explains, "We’ve all been in that stage where we all need each other -- to be bigger, to be better and to work together. That girl power is so special to be teaching young girls, and we’re honored to be a part of [it] because it’s something that I feel like [is] lacking [right now].”
Fifth Harmony will wrap up their 7/27 world tour in November in Germany.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCNot only is Jennifer Lopez producing World of Dance for NBC, she’ll also be a judge on the dance competition program.
The 10-episode series will bring together dancers of all ages from all over the world to compete in a range of different dance styles. The winner will received a $1 million prize and the title “Best in the World.”
"I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance," J-Lo says in a statement. "I am excited that with this show we can skyrocket a dancer's career and help guide them to success."
Jennifer previously served as a judge on the last five seasons of American Idol.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCEd Sheeran definitely has a sense of humor about himself. The singer's been revealed as the mystery purchaser of a statue of a pig designed to look like him, complete with red hair, plaid shirt and arm tattoos.
As the BBC reports, the statue, dubbed "Ed Sheer-ham," brought just over eight thousand bucks at a charity auction last week. St. Elizabeth Hospice, Ed's favorite charity in his hometown of Ipswich, England, confirmed Ed was the porker's purchaser.
"He was very good at keeping everyone guessing," said a spokesperson from the hospice. "Ed has said that he is really excited about winning the pig and helping the hospice and that it will have pride of place."
The statue was created as part of a series of 39 pigs, all modeled after celebrities including David Bowie and Elvis Presley, which were auctioned off for the hospice. Overall, the auction raised just under $200,000 for the cause.
Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC ImagesAround the release of her album 1989, Taylor Swift was single, and she said she was really enjoying hanging with her girlfriends. Now that she's single again, it's back to the loving arms of her squad.
People magazine reports Taylor and some of her famous female friends -- as well as a couple of male celeb pals -- enjoyed dinner together Tuesday night at New York City's trendy Waverly Inn. The crowd included Cara Delevigne, Lorde, Suki Waterhouse, Sienna Miller and Brooke Shields, as well as Jack Antonoff -- fun. guitarist and boyfriend of Taylor's bestie, Lena Dunham -- and designer Calvin Klein.
But while Taylor was living it up in New York, people in Nashville were tearing her down. Over the weekend, Kanye West's tour hit Music City, which Taylor also calls home, and performed his song "Famous," referencing her, not just once, but three times. In addition, the New York Daily News reports that fans chanted "F**k Taylor Swift."
"Famous" contains the line, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous." The crowd also screamed that line at the top of their lungs, as Kanye yelled, "I need to hear that loud in Nashville!"
You may recall that the song is at the center of the feud between Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian, and Taylor. Kim posted a video of Kanye and Taylor on the phone discussing the song, which made it seem as though Taylor approved its release, despite her claims at the time that she wasn't aware of it. She responded by insisting that Kanye never told her he was going to call her a "b***h" in the song.
Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd's music video for his single "Starboy" is now here.
The visual, directed by Grant Singer, opens with a haunting scene between the recording artist, who's tied up in a chair, and a masked person who ends up suffocating The Weeknd by putting a plastic bag over his head.
"Starboy" featuring Daft Punk, is the first single from The Weeknd's fourth LP, which will arrive in stores and digitally November 25.
In other news, The Weeknd is set to headline Lollapalooza South America in 2017. Brazil, Argentina and Chile will welcome the artist next spring, marking the artist's first onstage appearance in South America.
For more information on tickets and the festival lineup, head over to Lollapalooza.com
Terry Tsiolis for ELLEWhile pretty much everyone in the world acknowledges that Mariah Carey is an incredible singer, Miley Cyrus says she has a problem with the rest of the diva's image.
While Miley does feel that Mariah is a near-perfect vocalist, she tells Elle magazine, "I've never really been a fan, because it's so much about Mariah Carey. That's part of her shtick; I can see through that."
"That's part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it's about Mimi!" Miley continues. "It's about what she's wearing, and it's about her. What I make isn't about me. It's about sharing my story; it's about someone being connected to what I'm saying."
Cyrus adds, "It's cool to tell a real story. When I did my last record, I called it Dead Petz. It was inspired by my dog who died. You're allowed to let people in. It doesn't all have to be metaphorical. Everything on the radio is metaphorical in a bad way...Why not be honest? I can't remember the lies."
Mariah's fans -- Lambs, as she calls them -- are among the most devoted in music, so we hope Miley's prepared for the inevitable onslaught of criticism.
You can pick up the latest issue of Elle now to read the rest of Miley's interview.
ABC/Fred LeeSeems Sia thinks Hillary Clinton is “The Greatest” choice for president. The singer used her song “The Greatest” to support Clinton following Monday’s debate.
Sia shared a video of Donald Trump accusing Hillary of lacking stamina and paired it with the part of the song where she sings, “Oh, oh, I got stamina.” As the song plays, a slideshow of photos plays, showing Hillary working through the years.
Sia then she plays part of Hillary’s rebuttal to Trump. “As soon as [Trump] travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire…he can talk to me about stamina,” the Democratic candidate said during the debate.
The video ends with the hashtag #ImWithHer and a link to Hillary’s website.
ABC/Randy HolmesTwenty One Pilots will be the musical guest on the October 8 episode of Saturday Night Live. The performance will mark the "Stressed Out" duo's debut appearance on the legendary sketch show.
"On October 8th your band takes the most famous stage in television," writes Twenty One Pilots. "Incredibly honored."
The episode will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and former star of the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton.
ABC/Rick RowellAdam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have only been parents for a week, but are they already thinking about having more kids? A source tells E! News they are “completely attached” to their new baby girl Dusty Rose and are excited to eventually grow their family even more.
"Behati and Adam are home with Dusty and they are completely attached to her," the source says. "Family and close friends come over to see Dusty. Behati loves being a mom and can't wait to eventually expand the family more."
The insider adds of the doting new parents, “They both don’t want to leave Dusty out of their sight.”
And, apparently, Behati is already getting back to her model size. "Behati is breastfeeding and lost a big chunk of her weight when she had the baby," the source says.
Terence Patrick/CBSSure, it was all to promote their upcoming Las Vegas residency, but it was still a lot of fun. The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show, long enough for host James Corden to sit in with them for a performance of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."
The bit began with Corden declaring he was passionate about bringing back boy bands. “I’m talking proper boy bands,” Corden said. “Five guys together. I’m talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one, and the maverick who refuses to play by the rules, all living together in some weird mansion in Orlando.”
After then saying he didn’t want to wait, Corden brought out the Backstreet Boys, then – after taking a few seconds to change from his suit and tie into a back tee and leather jacket – joined them for their performance.
Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life residency opens March 1 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale October 1.
Nolan Neal returns to "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBCTheVoice aired more blind auditions Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, BlakeShelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys battling one another for artists.
The show was capped with the triumphant return of a hopeful from last season who had his pick of the four coaches.
Here's what happened during the two-hour episode:
Aaron Gibson, 25, of Atlanta, got things started with a slowed-down version of "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., who hail from another city in Georgia: Athens. Blake, Miley and Alicia all turned around. Blake, as usual, touted his track record on the show, and at one point took out a megahorn to playfully poke fun at Miley. Alicia noted how "soulful" Aaron's voice is, while Miley mentioned that, like Aaron, her vocals are "gravelly." Miley won Aaron's services.
Simone Gundy convinced Adam and Miley to press their buttons with "I (Who Have Nothing)," made famous by the likes of Ben E. King and Shirley Bassey. She's with Team Adam now. Josh Gallagher of Nashville took the stage with "Stay a Little Longer" by the Brothers Osborne. He had his choice of either Blake or Alicia. When Blake and Adam engaged in their usual bickering, Josh joked, "Y'all are so cute together." Blake promoted his experience in Nashville. Not surprisingly, Josh picked Blake.
It was another battle between Blake and Alicia over Gabriel Violett -- who appeared in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening -- following his take on Shawn Mendes' "Treat You Better." Alicia said Gabriel evoked a feeling as if being "wrapped in the arms." Blake admitted that he and Gabriel may not be the best fit stylistically, but argued that he recognized the singer's passion. Gabriel joined Team Alicia.
Alicia also picked up Michael Sanchez after he sang Bill Withers' "Use Me."
Darby Walker put her own spin on the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me," which had Miley singing along. All of the coaches except for Adam made a bid for Darby. "I want you on my team so bad," Miley said, adding that they have similar vocal styles. To prove her point, Miley duetted with Darby on Dolly Parton's "Jolene." Not to be outdone, Alicia walked onto the stage to sing her hit, "No One," with Darby. Darby selected Miley as her coach.
If Darby's segment seemed familiar to you, it's because it was previously featured in the preview episode that aired after NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in August.
Austin Allsup is the son of musician Tommy Allsup, who in 1959 nearly flew on the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson that crashed, killing all three. Austin performed "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones. Austin bonded with Blake over the fact that he and his now-coach played a show together back in 2005.
Khaliya Kimberlie, 16, took on Kelsea Ballerini's "Dibs." Miley issued an extended plea, leading Blake to joke that the show should be renamed "Miley's Voice." Khaliya was added to Team Miley.
Cooper Bascom gave what he described as a "Mumford and Sons" vibe to The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." He was unable to land a spot on one of the four teams.
Halle Tomlinson, 18, is a former star of the Barney & Friends children's series and an instructor at a School of Rock. She sang "New York State of Mind," then had her choice of either Adam or Alicia. Alicia was happy to hear a song about her native New York, adding that it was effortless on Halle's part. Adam said there are things she can work on, but she has a lot of potential. Halle is now a member of Team Alicia.
The episode concluded with Nolan Neal, who auditioned last season but was passed over by the coaches at the time. Song choice was the issue back then, but he redeemed himself this time around with his take on Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." All four coaches turned around for him. Blake recognized Nolan, but it seemed Adam needed to have his memory jogged. The Maroon 5 frontman argued that Nolan should join him because he gave him advice during Nolan's previous audition. Alicia referred to Nolan as a "classic all-timer." Nolan joined Team Adam.
The blind auditions will wrap up next Monday and Tuesday night on NBC.