Dennis LeupoldZara Larsson dances and struts her way around an empty mansion in the video for her sexy new single, “Ain’t My Fault.”
Dressed in an oversized white sweatshirt and thigh-high silver boots, the Swedish singer takes the place by storm with her group of girlfriends as she sings about an irresistible man.
“It ain't my fault you keep turning me on/It ain't my fault you got, got me so gone/It ain't my fault I'm not leavin' alone/It ain't my fault you keep turning me on,” she sings confidently over a thumping beat.
“Ain’t My Fault” will appear on Zara’s debut U.S. album, which is set to arrive later this year.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteKelly Clarkson is trading concert tours for book tours. At least for now, anyway. The singer will be embarking on a book tour to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which comes out October 4.
In a Facebook Live post Friday, Kelly confirms she’ll be doing book appearances in Texas, New York and Chicago. She’ll also be doing one in her current hometown of Nashville on October 9 where she’ll participate in a special afternoon story time at Parnassus Books. She’ll read from the book and sign some copies.
Kelly also announced that she’ll be releasing a River Rose doll to go along with the book. When you press the doll’s hand, Kelly’s lullaby plays. You can pre-order the book and hear the lullaby she recorded on RiverRose.com.
Plus, she revealed the latest content on her website, KellyClarksonLive.com. She added a live cover of “Bang Bang” and a video from her Boston Pops performance.
Nabil ElderkinHis newest album, Starboy, is set for a November release, he's released two new tracks from the album -- "Starboy" and "False Alarm" -- and now The Weeknd is Puma's new ambassador and creative collaborator, sharing the news with fans on Twitter.
"[E]xcited to announce my partnership w/ @puma #RunTheStreets also excited to release my Puma XO shoe and clothing line in 2017," he wrote.
The Grammy winner will help design sneakers and clothing for the global athletic brand's Run the Streets campaign. Weeknd's Puma collection will debut in November.
Puma's Run the Streets campaign "speaks to true individuals who own their looks and the moment" -- just like The Weeknd.
ABC/Craig SjodinAdam Levine,Calvin Harris and The Weeknd are probably more lovers than fighters, but all three artists have now become part-owners of UFC, the leading mixed martial arts organization. That's the league, for example, that Ronda Rousey fights for.
In addition to those artists, the list of new co-owners also includes Ben Affleck, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, LL Cool J, Serena and Venus Williams, Tom Brady, Tyler Perry, and Anthony Kiedis and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In a statement, UFC president Dana White said their "new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal.”
UFC is the biggest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, with annual events that reach more than 156 countries and over 1.1 billion TV households globally.
Republic RecordsAs promised, DNCE's new single, "Body Moves" arrived Friday.
The audio for the stomping dance number is streaming now on YouTube.
And along with the track's release, DNCE announced that the Joe Jonas-fronted group's debut full-length album is now available for preorder.
The self-titled album includes three of the four songs that appeared last year on the group's SWAAY EP -- "Toothbrush," "Pay My Rent" and of course the unstoppable hit "Cake by the Ocean." It'll be released November 18.
Here's the track list for DNCE:
"DNCE" "Body Moves" "Cake by the Ocean" "Doctor You" "Toothbrush" "Blown" (featuring Kent Jones) "Good Day" "Almost" "Naked" "Truthfully" "Be Mean" "Zoom" "Pay My Rent" "Unsweet"
ABC/Ida Mae AstutePlanning to get hitched? Why not do it at an Elle King show? The singer will be officiating weddings during each live show on her newly-announced Ministry Tour.
In an Instagram post, Elle -- who's getting married next year herself -- writes that she wants to “celebrate love in our country.” She invites fans looking to get married or renew their vows to sign up online. One lucky couple will be chosen each night and invited on stage for the ceremony. And yes, she really is an ordained minister.
The tour kicks off on October 21 in Salt Lake City and hits major cities including Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Philadelphia. Elle will wrap things up in New York City on November 22.
Here are the dates:
10/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 10/22 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre 10/24 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues 10/25 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater 10/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 10/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 10/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre 10/30 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit 11/3 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 11/4 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live! 11/5 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater 11/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 11/8 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle 11/10 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues 11/11 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live 11/12 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live 11/14 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz 11/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore Philadelphia 11/18 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club 11/19 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club 11/21 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 11/22 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
Getty Images via ABCWhile Britney Spears says she's happy being single right now, she has gone out on a few dates. And in an interview set to air this weekend, she says the experiences haven't all been that fulfilling.
“It’s a little tricky. I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates and it’s just awkward because there’s so many times that you meet people and it’s just too awkward and you just don’t feel right," she tells U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross on an episode of his show that'll air Saturday.
"I will say there’s been two dates that have been kind of cool but other than that it’s just too much," Britney says. "I went out with this one guy and he looked like a lizard. I was so scared."
She adds, "As soon as I turned around I was like, ‘Oh My God’... he looks just like a lizard and I had to go, it was really bad.” Regarding the friend who set her up with Lizard Guy, Britney tells Ross, "I was so mad at him...He said, ‘Oh my God he doesn’t look like that in the pictures.’”
OK, so what kind of guy does Britney want, if not a guy who looks like a walking Geico ad?
"I like someone that’s just nice overall, just a nice guy really is groundbreaking in this world," she tells Ross. "A lot of men are about games. It’s just the mind game with guys, the calling back and the texting, it’s just too much, it’s silly."
"I’m not looking for men right now, I’m really happy with myself," the divorced mom-of-two insists. "I’m not looking for anything, I’m fine with the way I am.”
Also on Saturday's show, Britney and Ross play a game where they hold up paddles that say "Oops, I Did It" or "Oops I didn't Do It," and used them to answer questions from the audience. When Britney was asked if she'd ever, um, passed gas while performing, she held up her "Oops, I Did It" paddle, to wild applause.
Mosley Music/Interscope RecordsOh My My, OneRepublic's new album, is the band's first to feature collaborations with other artists. One of them, "A.I.," features a collaboration with frontman Ryan Tedder's idol, Peter Gabriel, and it's now available as an instant download when you pre-order the album.
The band tweeted that they're "incredibly excited" to share the song thanks to the participation of "legend" Gabriel, to whom Ryan offers "massive thanks." As previously reported, due to a miscommunication, Ryan accidentally stood Gabriel up twice for songwriting sessions.
As Ryan told Fault magazine, "He was less than happy with me..I continuously sent him emails and phone calls 'cause I was horrified that he was going to hate me, and, well, it took two months to make up, but he eventually agreed to work together."
The video for the song will evidently star actor Matthew Modine, most recently seen in Stranger Things. Seems random, but there is a connection: Modine also starred in the 1984 movie Birdy, for which Gabriel composed the soundtrack.
David Becker/Getty Images via ABCFifth Harmony comes in first on Billboard's 2016 21 Under 21 list, which ranks music's hottest young stars based on chart position, awards, social medial presence, notoriety and more.
The group, which actuallyhas one member over the age of 21 -- Ally Brooke Hernandez -- tops the chart after scoring the biggest hit of their career, "Work from Home," and becoming the first girl group to top the top five in ten years. They also just won the Song of the Summer trophy at the MTV VMAs in August.
18-year-old Shawn Mendes is #2 on the list, thanks to the success of his #1 debut album, Handwritten, and his smash "Stitches," as well as the promising start of his new album, Illuminate, with the hit "Treat You Better."
19-year-old rapper Desiigner comes in third, thanks to a co-sign from Kanye West, his #1 hit "Panda" and its follow-up, "Timmy Turner."
Here's the rest of the top 10:
4. Martin Garrix 5. Daya 6. Alessia Cara 7. 5 Seconds of Summer (one member, Ashton Irwin, is over 21) 8. Lorde 9. Hailee Steinfeld 10. Zendaya
Further down on the list, you'll find Jaden Smith, Zara Larsson, Austin Mahone, Lil Yachty, Kungs, of "This Girl" fame, and America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal.
ABC/Fred LeeAs a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling artist, Hozier is helping to put the current Irish music scene on the map. That's likely one of the reasons he's being honored at this year's Spirit of Ireland Gala.
The event takes place October 14 in New York City, and Hozier will perform. The evening will be co-chaired by two famous Irish actors -- Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne -- and will raise money for New York's Irish Arts Center.
The "Take Me to Church" singer tweeted that he's "thrilled" to receive the honor.
In other Hozier news, his song "The Arsonist's Lullaby," which appeared on the deluxe version of his self-titled debut album, can be heard in the trailer for the 2017 Ben Affleck film Live by Night. It's about Irish and American gangsters in the 1920s and '30s.
ABC/Paula LoboJames Bay's current U.S. tour hits New York City tonight, and he'll be playing one of the Big Apple's most legendary venues: Radio City Music Hall. James says he can hardly believe his name will be on the marquee outside the famous building.
"That's a huge thrill," he tells ABC Radio. "I've been coming to New York for three or four years doing all sorts of different things...and I get a thrill just going past and seeing the sign."
He gushes, "So to know that my name is going to be up there in those lights, those lights, the Radio City Music Hall lights, that's a huge thrill to even talk about."
Of course over the past few years, James has gotten the opportunity to play all over the U.S., not just in big cities like New York. And though he'd been told it's difficult for British acts to break through in the middle of the country, he found that wasn't the case.
"I was surprised [at] -- the first few times I got to go and play in the middle parts of the country -- just the level of excitement and energy that I've received just walking on stage," James tells ABC Radio. "And that's down to just America as a music lover."
He adds, "When they love something and they want to get excited about it, they'll go all the way. And as a performer, being the guy on stage, there's nothing better than that!"
James' tour wraps up October 8 in Kansas City, Missouri. In early 2017, he's scheduled to write new songs with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who tells Fault magazine that the British singer is his "favorite newcomer."
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TASOneRepublic's Ryan Tedder has worked with many top stars, including Beyonce, Adele and Ed Sheeran. But he says hands down, Taylor Swift has them all beat when it comes to sheer talent.
Speaking to Fault magazine, Ryan says that Taylor is "pound for pound the most talented writer of any artist I’ve ever worked with," adding, "[She's] the only artist that I’ve worked with that has the complete skill set. If she weren’t an artist, she’d be the number one songwriter in the world. If she weren’t a songwriter, she’d be the number one artist in the world."
Noting that Taylor is "caught up in some drama right now," Ryan says, "She's been nothing but kind to me, and thoughtful and generous...I’ve had nothing but awesome experiences with her from day one."
Another artist that impressed Ryan? Stevie Wonder, who he worked with recently on a song for the movie Sing. Ryan tells Fault, "I had a moment where I was sat there and I wished there was a camera filming...it was just like -- this is the coolest day I’ve ever had."
Unfortunately, Ryan had a very cringe-worthy moment with another artist he absolutely worships. He tells Fault that because of a miscommunication between his manager, and the manager of one his idols, Peter Gabriel, he kept the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer waiting for hours -- for two days straight. He apologized to Peter for two months and it worked: now he's featured on the new OneRepublic album.
"It all worked [out] well, but that’s my worst story," admits Ryan. "My idol is Peter Gabriel and I blew him off two days in a row. It’s the single worst thing that’s happened to my career so far."
OneRepublic's new album Oh My My is out next Friday.
Courtesy of Gaga/NFL/PepsiLady Gaga is headed back to the Super Bowl, this time as the headliner of the halftime show.
The pop star and the NFL confirmed Thursday night that she will perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5, 2017. The big game will be broadcast on Fox.
Gaga, referring to her new single "Perfect Illusion," tweeted, "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!"
She'll appear on the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame Show this Sunday to discuss the gig.
Gaga sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, last February. Coldplay, joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars, took the halftime stage during that game.
Gaga is scheduled to release her new album, Joanne, on October 21.
RCA Records/SiaSia just announced “The Greatest” news. The singer will be releasing a deluxe edition of her album This Is Acting next month, featuring two versions of her current single, “The Greatest,” as well as five additional tracks.
The bonus tracks include her hit single “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul, and the never-before-heard songs “Confetti,” “Midnight Decisions” and “Jesus Wept.”
This Is Acting’s deluxe edition will be released October 21. The album was originally released in January.
Tonight, Sia kicks off her Nostalgic for the Present tour in Seattle.
Here’s the track list for the deluxe edition of This Is Acting:
"Bird Set Free" "Alive" "One Million Bullets" "Move Your Body" "Unstoppable" "Cheap Thrills" "Reaper" "House On Fire" "Footprints" "Sweet Design" "Broken Glass" "Space Between"
Deluxe Edition Tracks "Cheap Thrills" (feat. Sean Paul) "The Greatest" (feat. Kendrick Lamar) "Confetti" "Move Your Body" (Alan Walker Remix) "Midnight Decisions" "Jesus Wept" "The Greatest"
Nathan JohnsonCan Daya get any cooler? The singer has released a new song, called “Cool.” from her upcoming, debut album.
The downtempo jam has Daya singing about being in a low-key new relationship. “Let’s just sit back and cruise, cruise, cruise/That’s all I wanna do, do, do/I know you want it too, too, too/It’s perfect ‘cause there’s never any pressure, baby/You know how to keep it cool,” she sings.
“Cool” is available as an instant grat track when you pre-order her album, Sit Still, Look Pretty. The album comes out October 7.
Earlier this week, Daya announced her first ever headlining tour, which will kick off in her home state of Pennsylvania on February 18.
Getty Images via ABCNick Jonas channeled the pain of his breakup with Olivia Culpo, his girlfriend of two years, into his music, but he says he's not really interested in throwing himself back into the whole dating scene just yet.
Speaking to L.A. Confidential magazine, Nick says that while he's putting himself out there "a little bit," he explains, "I've been pretty busy. It’s been challenging to find any time on that front." He's not lying: between touring with Demi Lovato and his TV and movie roles, it's hard to imagine he has time for anything. But dating hasn't been a priority for him, either.
"It’s also a choice I made to just have this season of my life be solo, so that I can make the most of all I’m trying to accomplish," he explains. "I’ve got plenty of time, at 24. I mean I hope I have plenty of time!”
Nick does admit, though, that the ups and downs of romantic relationships make for some great music.
"Heartbreak is a theme that a lot of people relate to -- the challenges of the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening,” he tells the magazine. "I saw pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my fans could relate to.”
Disruptor Records / Columbia Records"All we know" is that The Chainsmokers continue to pump out the hits. While the EDM duo has yet to release an album, they've kept a steady flow of singles coming. After the success of "Roses," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer," their latest offering is a song called "All We Know," featuring Phoebe Ryan.
"[O]verwhelmed by all the [love] for Closer," the duo tweeted. "we have so many songs we cant wait to share w/u & we r just goin to keep puttin stuff out all the time for u."
Like he did on "Closer," Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart lends his vocals to the song. In a tweet, the duo describes "All We Know" as being about "the hardships of relationships, but never giving up on your ride or die."
The Chainsmokers have said in the past that if they do decide to release an album, it's got to be timed right so people won't simply ignore it.
Jeff Kravitz/BMA2015/FilmMagicTaylor Swift isn't known for palling around with her many ex-boyfriends, but it appears as though she and one of her recent exes have buried the hatchet.
TMZ first reported, and now a source confirms to US Weekly, that Taylor and Calvin Harris are texting -- not talking, mind you, but texting -- once again. After they split in June, Calvin slammed Taylor in a number of tweets, accusing her and her team of making him look bad and "tearing him down," and revealing that she tried to "bury" Katy Perry.
The source dishes, "It was a very brief, simple text exchange. They are going to run into each other around town and at events, and they need it to be cool. So if the media sees them in the same place, they won’t start freaking out."
The source adds, "They are cool again but absolutely [have] no plans to get back together. It was more of an olive branch between them.”
While many fans have speculated that Calvin's latest hit "My Way" is about Taylor, the source insists that it is not. Calvin has already said in an interview that it's about something that happened to him years ago, before he was famous.
L-R: Mariah Carey, Jussie Smollett; Chuck Hodes/FOXThe latest track from FOX's hit show, Empire, has been released -- and features none other than Mariah Carey.
Empire fans and Mariah's Lambs will hear "Infamous" next week during the show's airing. Jussie Smollett, who plays Empire character Jamal Lyon, and other cast members' vocals also are featured on the single.
Carey is set to make her debut on the show on October 5, playing a character named Kitty.
You can listen to "Infamous" in its entirety now. The song will also be available to purchase on the usual digital platforms tomorrow.