Dave Mangels/Getty ImagesIf you "can't stop the feeling" that you're more than ready for a new Justin Timberlake album, well, you'll have to wait a little longer. JT says he's in no rush to release the follow up to 2013's The 20/20 Experience.
"I'm kinda taking my time," Justin told Variety about the status of his next album. "I’m doing the Woody [Allen] movie in the fall, so that was unexpected. I think for the first time in my career I feel like I can slow down and be a little more patient.”
One thing that may be inspiring Justin to slow down? Being a father to 15-month-old Silas.
“[Having a child] gives you a different insight. It’s like The Matrix, man," he told Variety. " You open a door and there’s this whole other world on the other side of it. And you look back through the door at the other world and you’re like, ‘What was I doing there?'”
Another reason, Justin says, is simple: he's getting older.
“Maybe it’s the difference between 20s and 30s,” he said. “The difference between ‘must achieve,’ and now it’s like, ‘Work smarter, not harder.’ You want to have time for your family.”
Justin talked to Variety while at San Diego Comic-Con promoting his upcoming animated film Trolls.
Renata RakshaNew York's Central Park will host R&B, rap, EDM and metal this September, as the Global Citizen Festival returns for its fifth year this September.
The free-ticketed festival will feature performances from Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica, as well as guest performances from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding and Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek and Seth Meyers will host the proceedings.
In a statement, Selena said, "I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education.” Major Lazer added, "We’re honored to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival and the initiative to end global poverty. We’re humbled to join such an impressive lineup and to be working with a Festival so dedicated to education and raising awareness.”
You can get tickets for the festival, which takes place on September 24,l by personally taking action in the fight against extreme poverty. Visit GlobalCitizen.org for details. You can also watch the event live on MSNBC or online at YouTube.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe opening night of the Democratic National Convention included an appearance by Demi Lovato, who performed and also addressed the crowd, touching upon her battle with mental illness.
Demi, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has struggled with eating disorders in the past, referenced the fact that she has received treatment for mental illness, but not everyone has the means to do so.
"I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who'll fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives," she told the crowd.
Demi, 23, also performed her hit song, "Confident."
Tyler Golden/NBCChristinaGrimmie's music will be celebrated next month with the release of some new music videos.
Her manager on Monday announced via the late Voice singer's Twitter account that a music video for each of the four songs on Grimmie's 2016 EP Side A will be released in August and early September.
“August will be a visual celebration of Side A,” Brian Teefey wrote.
The videos are being released as a four-part miniseries titled "The Ballad of Jessica Blue."
"The story follows Jessica Blue through the songs 'Snow White', 'Anybody's You', 'Deception', and 'Without Him' on her journey to find her voice and her path in life only to find they are one in the same," Teefey explained.
The videos, which Teefey said Grimmie filmed in February, will be released on her YouTube channel and on her Facebook page. They will premiere on Billboard.com, beginning with "Snow White" on August 11, followed by "Anybody's You" on August 18, "Deception" on August 25, and "Without Him" on September 1.
Grimmie was shot to death last month by a crazed fan as she signed autographs following a concert in Orlando, Florida. She was 22.
Jesse Grant/WireImageSheilaE. addressed Prince's drug use, as well as her relationship with her late, longtime friend and former fiancé, in a revealing interview on Monday's season-five premiere of the online show Larry King Now, according to People magazine.
The 58-year-old singer and drummer noted she was unaware of Prince's use of painkillers, insisting she'd "never even seen him take an aspirin or a Tylenol," but wouldn't be surprised if he suffered from chronic pain, given his high-energy live shows.
"Just think about it," she explained. "If you look at him jumping from one riser to another, like this, in those heels. I don't know how he did it. And then in the splits and turning..."
The "Glamorous Life" singer first met Prince at a concert in Oakland in 1978 and they began collaborating together shortly thereafter. Eventually, she says it took a toll on their relationship.
"We were working together 24/7: We were always together, and it was a good and a bad thing," she recalls. "I think after a while, I started to feel like musically where he was going, I didn't want to be anymore."
Although they parted ways for a time both personally and creatively in the late 1980s, they reconnected and were close until he died.
She also believes there are "hundreds" of unreleased songs that will probably never see the light of day. "I know [from] about three or four years of recording with him at one point, there's hundreds of songs that I recorded with him that I have not heard yet," she recalls. "And I know that in the vault, there's a lot of music."
Prince died of an accidental overdose of the prescription painkiller fentanyl April 21 at the age of 57.
Chapman BaehlerWhile it's always a thrill to be #1 on the Billboard chart, the frontman for the breakout Danish band Lukas Graham says it's O.K. with them that their smash hit "7 Years" never got there. Why? Because they've already done better than any other Danish band in history.
"You start cheering for yourself to go higher and higher. And we were number two for three consecutive weeks," says Lukas Graham Forchhammer. "And to do that, coming from where we're from, is basically beating any Billboard record from any Danish act ever."
According to Lukas, anything they've already achieved, or will achieve, in their career automatically makes them the most successful band ever in their home country, because so few Danish bands have ever broken through in the U.S.
"If we win a Grammy we'll be on par with one guy [from Denmark]," says Lukas. "If we win two Grammys, just over the course of an entire career, we will have beaten every sales record, radio record, streaming record. So that's quite amazing, but we never set out to beat records. We set out to play music."
Winning a Grammy isn't a pipe dream for the band, either: they've has been mentioned as a shoo-in for a Best New Artist nomination later this year. In fact, their 2017 tour schedule conspicuously doesn't include any dates anywhere near Grammy weekend, which starts February 17.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteSome Elle King fans were surprised in February when she announced she was engaged to her boyfriend Andrew Ferguson, whom she calls Fergie. Now, we know all the details about the upcoming wedding, and their relationship.
On Twitter, Elle wrote, "Set a date. Found our venue. Found my dress. Made our wedding website. Made our registry. NOW WHAT?" She also included a link to their wedding website, which reveals the two will tie the knot April 15, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.
We also learn the couple met in the lobby of a London hotel on January 24. "Within moments, it was as if they'd known, and loved, each other for years," says the post. They "laughed for hours, talking about their lives...showing all of their bad tattoos." The two also bonded over their mutual love of the song "Oh Yoko" by John Lennon.
The next morning, Elle was scheduled to fly back to America, so she went to see Andrew one more time. They met in a cafe, and playing on the sound system was -- you guessed it -- "Oh Yoko." According to the post, "Andrew grabbed her hand and said 'It's a sign. Don't go.'"
So Elle spent one more day in London, and on her way back to the U.S., told someone in the airport, "I'm going to marry him." A week later, Andrew moved to America. Thirteen days after their first meeting -- February 6 -- he proposed.
You can also check out the registry, which includes a down payment on a house, kitchenware, dishes, glasses and cutlery, linens and rugs. "While gifts are appreciated please know that your well wishes and presence are enough," the couple writes. "But also here is all the stuff we want!"
Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Conde NastHere's irony for you: Nick Jonas became a solo star thanks to the hit "Jealous" -- and that's exactly how it made his brother Joe Jonas feel.
Speaking to Billboard, Joe says he's "so proud" of his little bro's career, but adds, "'ll be honest, I was a bit envious when I saw him catapult into this personal success. I was hungry for it, but it's something you can't rush and Nick's always creative...We'll be on vacation and he'll be writing songs. He doesn't turn that switch off."
Of course, now that Joe has found his own success with his band DNCE and their smash hit "Cake by the Ocean," he can be generous in his praise of Nick.
"He's stronger in ways than I am. The dude will do a tour, then go shoot a movie," Joe laughs. "I'm like, 'Okay, now where's vacation?'"
Joe also has good things to say about Nick's tour partner, Demi Lovato, who's also Joe's ex-girlfriend.
"She's the best version of herself I've ever known," gushes Joe. "I know a lot of friends who've gone through similar things and it's when you have to live with your new self for a few years -- that comes with a lot of struggle. And being a pop star on top of that, that's a lot of pressure, but she's amazing at speaking truth to what she believes. I wish I could have a bit more of that."
Michel Porro/Getty ImagesAdele's current tour is already one of the hottest tickets of the summer, and demand is so great that she's added two additional shows.
The singer is already scheduled for six sold-out nights at STAPLES Center in LA starting August 5. The additional shows will take place August 20 and August 21. Tickets go on sale July 29 at 10 a.m. local time at Adele.com/Live. No doubt demand in LA is so heavy because nearly every star in Hollywood wants to check her out.
Adele's sold-out world tour started in February in Europe, while the North American leg started July 5 in St. Paul, MN. In addition to one or two dates in various cities across North America, she's scheduled to do six shows in New York City in September, and four shows in Toronto in October. The tour wraps up in Mexico in November.
"Cheap Thrills" takes over the top position from Drake's "One Dance," which held that spot for 10 weeks. Sia had previously been #1 on the chart as the co-writer of Rihanna's "Diamonds." "Cheap Thrills" was supposed to be recorded by Rihanna, Billboard reports, but Sia ended up keeping it for herself.
Billboard also reports that Sia is the first woman over 40 to hit #1 on the chart since Madonna did it in 2000 with "Music." Sia is 40 years and seven months old.
Meanwhile, Sia's "Cheap Thrills" collaborator, Sean Paul, can now boast his fourth #1 hit, and his first in 10 years -- the last time he was on top was back in 2006 with "Temperature."
Sia has also added a new tour date to her Nostalgia for the Present tour -- October 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets for that date go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. She's also announced that teen dancer Maddie Ziegler will join her for the tour. Maddie, of course, starred in the videos for "Chandelier," "Cheap Thrills" and "Elastic Heart."
Elsewhere on the chart,Katy Perry's new Olympic anthem "Rise" debuts at #11, while Britney Spears' new single, "Make Me," starts at #17. It's Katy's 24th Hot 100 hit and Britney's 34th.
Richard Harbaugh/ABC; Nick Farrell/Sony MusicBeyoncé and Rihanna's flawless dance moves, breathtaking looks and stunning voices apparently just aren't enough to keep fans interested.
Recently, a male fan at a Beyoncé concert in Europe caught a fellow audience member playing the popular Pokemon Go mobile phone game just a few feet away from the entertainer on stage. The fan even posted a video to document the event, which ended up on the Beyoncé Instagram fan account, beyoncereceipts.
"She's playing Pokemon while Beyoncé's singing! Look at where she is! She's next to the stage. This is the stage, this b**** is playing Pokemon," the fans says in the video.
In other news, Rihanna warned her fans not to catch Pokemon on her concert watch during a recent show on her ANTI World Tour, as a video clip from Shady Music Facts makes very clear. "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't wanna see you catching any Pokemons up in this b****," Rih Rih exclaims.
Both Rihanna and Beyoncé are currently on their respective ANTI and Formation world tours.
Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande has now missed not one, but two opportunities to sing for the most powerful Democrats in the land.
Billboard reports Ariana was invited to perform at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia -- she would've performed at the closing ceremony, duetting with an as-yet-unnamed "soul legend." However, she had to decline due to a scheduling conflict. Plenty of other stars will be performing or speaking this week, however, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more.
In addition, Billboard reports the Wikileaks hack of DNC emails reveals that Ariana was being considering for a performance at the White House, but during the vetting process, the incident in which she licked a donut and declared, "I hate Americans. I hate America" came up. A White House employee then nixed the performance, writing, "Nope, sorry."
Ariana has, of course, since apologized for the incident.
David LaChapelle/RCA RecordsBack in 2004, Britney Spears released her first fragrance, Curious. Now, she's releasing her 20th -- yes, 20th -- fragrance, Private Show, and tells People magazine that it's "really unique and special." She also revealed some unique and special tidbits of her life to People to mark the occasion.
Among the things Britney 'fesses up to: her guilty pleasure food -- "crawfish, because it reminds me of home" -- and favorite discovery in a Las Vegas casino: "a dark chocolate and sea salt candy bar."
She also says that out of all the looks she's worn over the years, the one she'll "keep forever" is her "...Baby One More Time" naughty schoolgirl look. Why? "Because it's what really started it all," she says.
Her most treasured possessions, as you might imagine, are her sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, and the best compliment they've ever given her, Britney says, is that "they love me."
As for the best thing about being 34, the "Make Me" singer says, "Everything."
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesLady Gaga is already godmother to both of Elton John's sons, but now she's taken on the responsibility for the child of some old friends.
Monday, Gaga posted a photo of herself dressed in white, holding a baby girl. "So proud to be made one of the Godmother's [sic] of our little angel Sistilia," she wrote. "@briannewmanny and his Wife Angie have been my friends since we were kids on the lower east side. It was a beautiful baptism and Italian style feast. We love u sissy!"
The father, Brian Newman, a singer and trumpet player who often performs with Gaga, posted a photo of himself, the baby, a few other people and Gaga standing in church during the service. Brian and Gaga also posted the same photo, showing him, Gaga, her father and another musician all hanging out together in a restaurant during the post-baptism party.
Gaga captioned that photo, "love that my daddy hangs out w my crew. Or that I hang out w his...I'm not sure anymore!"
It was a happy moment for Gaga, who's currently on a break from her fiance, Taylor Kinney. After reports claimed they'd split for good, Gaga posted a photo of them together, and wrote, "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."
Ben Simms/NBCNick Jonas may be super-sexy, but even his personal hotness couldn't keep him warm while trying to survive in the wilderness with Bear Grylls.
People magazine has a sneak preview of Nick guest-starring in the August 1 season premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which features the two hiking in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains, dodging avalanches, wading through icy cold water -- half naked, from the photo -- and putting food down their pants to defrost it.
The two-night season premiere airs August 1 and 2 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Other stars who'll appear this season include Julianne Hough, Courteney Cox, Vanessa Hudges, Marshawn Lynch and more.
Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesRihanna has just placed her reservation at the Bates Motel.
The 28-year-old "Work" singer made the announcement in a video played during the A&E thriller's Comic-Con 2016 panel in San Diego on Friday.
"Yes, hello Comic-Con. It's your girl RiRi. And let me tell you what a bad b**** is about to do," she teased. "I'm about to check in to the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else. Guess who's playing Marion. Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you Bates Motel fans, stay tuned!"
Marion was originally played by actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 big-screen thriller Psycho, the film on which the series is based.
In a statement released following the announcement, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin explained, "We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate," according to E! Online.
Bates Motel returns for its fifth and final season in 2017 on A&E.
Nicole Nodland/Warner Bros. RecordsWith a massive heat dome baking much of the U.S., here's something to cool you down: Echosmith will be providing live music when Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan take to the ice this December as part of the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular. Sounds like a perfect gig for the "Cool Kids" band.
The event will be taking place at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. But pre-sale tickets will be available starting today, July 25 at 10 a.m. with general public ticket sales beginning Tuesday.
C Flanigan/WireImageJust one day after turning 24, Selena Gomez revealed that she's questioning not only her music, but herself.
The singer, whose birthday was Friday, made the admission after kicking off the Asian leg of her tour Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music," she posted on Instagram.
"I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear that something hasn't happened," she continued. "I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask 'Is this where I am, whole heartedly?'"
Selena concluded: "I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally."
The singer captioned the message with these words: "not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here -- Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much."
Selena also got emotional on stage while wrapping up her performance, according to a fan's video.
Ahead of performing "Kill 'Em With Kindness," Selena explained why the song was so meaningful to her.
"Because I get really frustrated. I get stupid sometimes. I say things that I don’t mean or that come out wrong just because I care so badly," she admitted. "But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won.
"I do know that deep down in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what," she added.
Trae Patton/NBCThe autopsy report for Christina Grimmie has been finalized. The report, which was obtained by E! News, states that the singer died from "gunshot wounds of head and chest." The death is listed as a homicide.
The medical examiner states, "...it is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide."
The report also notes that Christina’s brother, Marcus, who was with her at the time of the shooting, identified her body.
The former The Voice contestant was fatally shot by a man after a concert in Orlando, Florida, last month.