Pink announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 along with a new single, ‘Whatever You Want’

It’s time to get this party started because not only has Pink just announced an upcoming world tour, she’s also dropped a brand new single for our listening pleasure.

In news that will excite fans everywhere, Pink will be kicking off the Beautiful Trauma World Tour in Phoenix, Arizona next March (via E! News).

Tickets for the 40-date tour go on a general sale on Friday, October 13, which isn’t so unlucky after all.

It’s time to get this party started because not only has Pink just announced an upcoming world tour, she’s also dropped a brand new single for our listening pleasure.

But that’s not all Pink has got in store for her fans, she’s also released another new song from her upcoming album Beautiful Trauma called ‘Whatever You Want’.

And it sounds like she’s come good on that promise.

Because not only can you listen to Pink’s latest track in all the usual places, the singer and all-round icon has also created a documentary about the making of her seventh album.

Titled Beautiful Trauma as well, Pink teased the documentary – made in partnership with Apple Music – on Twitter earlier today.

 

If her musical generosity isn’t enough to make you fall in love with Pink, then her love affair with TV drama Grey’s Anatomy just might instead.

Revealing that she was about to rewatch the series for the third time, Pink proved that she was all of us, tweeting: “I may or may not be watching the first episode of Greys for the third time.

“I’m also probably not crying and I’m definitely not nuts.”

Sam Smith confirms new album The Thrill of It All is coming very soon

 

 

Last month, Sam Smith made his comeback with another big heartbreaking ballad ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’, but the good news doesn’t stop there – an album has now been officially announced.

Marking his first record since his debut album In the Lonely Hour was released three years ago, The Thrill of It All will be released next month, with Sam confirming the news on his social media pages.

“My beautiful fans, I am so so excited to finally share this news…” he began. “My second album The Thrill of It All is yours Nov 3rd!!”

 

Along with the release date, Sam has also confirmed the tracklist of his second album, which is led by the chart-topping ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’.

The full tracklist is as follows:

  1. Too Good at Goodbyes
  2. Say It First
  3. One Last Song
  4. Midnight Train
  5. Burning
  6. Him
  7. Baby, You Make Me Crazy
  8. No Peace (feat. YEBBA)
  9. Palace
  10. Pray
  11. Nothing Left for You – Special Edition
  12. The Thrill of It All – Special Edition
  13. Scars – Special Edition
  14. One Day at a Time – Special Edition

The Thrill of It All will see Sam work alongside the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Stargate and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, as well as his long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes.

Along with the release date, Sam has also confirmed the tracklist of his second album, which is led by the chart-topping ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’.

The full tracklist is as follows:

Too Good at Goodbyes
Say It First
One Last Song
Midnight Train
Burning
Him
Baby, You Make Me Crazy
No Peace (feat. YEBBA)
Palace
Pray
Nothing Left for You – Special Edition
The Thrill of It All – Special Edition
Scars – Special Edition
One Day at a Time – Special Edition
The Thrill of It All will see Sam work alongside the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Stargate and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, as well as his long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes.

Sam will also perform in a world-exclusive, one-off 60-minute special at the BBC Studios in support of the new album in November, which includes songs that Sam has never previously performed in front of a TV audience, and he’ll also be the musical guest on this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The album is available for pre-order now and fans will get a chance to listen to new track ‘Pray’ while those who pre-order before October 24 will also get a code for exclusive access to pre-sales for a soon-to-be-announced UK tour.

The Thrill of It All is released on November 3.

Taylor Swift shares new playlist so you can listen to her favourite songs

Taylor Swift has shared the songs she loves in her own taylor-made (ahem) Spotify playlist.

The singer compiled the 70-song long playlist, simply titled ‘Songs Taylor Loves‘, on the music streaming service this week and it features a whole range of music and styles, from pop to country to … Liam Gallagher, surprisingly enough.

And while there are – unsurprisingly – no Katy Perry or Kanye tracks, there are tunes from the likes of Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Niall Horan, Kesha, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Halsey and Coldplay.

 

You can see the whole playlist for yourself right here:

In the list are tracks from some of Taylor’s undisputed BFFs, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, Selena Gomez’s ‘Nobody’ and Haim’s ‘Ready for You’ all making the cut.

Although more surprising is the fact that none of friend Lorde’s songs make the list, which comes a few months after Lorde apologised for comparing having a famous friend to “a friend with an autoimmune disease” and denied she was referring to Taylor with the comment.

Still, what else has made the list of songs Taylor loves?

Well, her 1989 and reputation co-writer Jack Antonoff’s band Bleachers gets an honourable mention with their track ‘Let’s Get Married’, while Kesha’s ‘Learn to Let Go’ also makes the grade, along with Miley Cyrus tune ‘Malibu’, Niall Horan’s ‘Too Much To Ask’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘The Cure’.

But only a lucky few artists got mentioned twice – and Rihanna was one of the chosen ones, alongside Lana Del Rey.

 

Both of Rihanna’s tracks were taken from her latest album ANTI, with ‘Close To You’, an unreleased emotional ballad (and our favourite ANTI track) coming first, while ‘Kiss It Better’ follows shortly down the pecking order.

In Lana’s case, the first track Taylor’s loving is ‘Love’, taken from Lana’s new album Lust for Life, while the second track is the album’s collaboration with Sean Ono Lennon on ‘Tomorrow Never Came’.

It all comes as Taylor gears up to release her sixth studio album reputation, which is due out on November 10.

 

Niall Horan seeks out Irish stars for new tour

Niall Horan is on a mission to recruit Irish bands and artists for his upcoming tour.

The One Direction star has branched out on his own since the boyband went on hiatus in 2015, and has so far released singles This Town and Slow Hands.

He’ll embark on his Flicker Sessions tour, which kicks off in Dublin, the capital of his home country, on 29 August (17) before taking in dates across the world, ending in San Francisco, California in November.

Niall will be joined on the road by a host of up-and-coming music stars, with many hailing from his native Ireland.

“So for my shows I wanted to make it as Irish as possible and show off the incredible music coming out of our lovely little country,” he tweeted to his 32.3 million followers on Tuesday (15Aug17), followed by an Irish flag emoji.

“So I asked around to see who was available and we got some great replies, so happy with this.”

The bands that have so far been announced include Wild Youth, who’ll play at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Picture This, who’ll be at the London and Stockholm shows, and singer Gavin James, who’s heading to America and Canada with Niall. +

American musican Corey Harper will also play some dates, and Niall added, “@coreyharp is obviously American but I wanted to share how great this guy is.”

Fans were delighted with the news that the 23-year-old star is keen to support Irish talent, with many exclaiming they were proud of him and calling the move “cute”.

As well as Europe and the U.S., Niall will stop off in South America, Australia and Japan.

Missed out on Ed Sheeran tickets? He’s just added more UK dates

Anyone fancy seeing Ed Sheeran live? Missed out on tickets for his 2018 shows when they were first released? Well, it’s worth mentioning that he’s announced new dates for his UK tour next year.

The new gigs will take place in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Cardiff after his existing dates sold out, obviously.

Tickets for the new dates are on sale right now here.

The new shows are as follows:

Sunday, May 27 – Manchester Etihad Stadium

Sunday, June 3 – Glasgow Hampden Park

Sunday, June 10 – Newcastle St James’ Park

Thursday, June 21 – Cardiff Principality Stadium

For anybody going to see Ed in the UK during his stadium tour, you may need to be a little more prepared than usual.

Strict new rules are in place, requiring attendees to bring a total of four forms of identification, as Ed attempts to fight back against touts.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Ed’s single ‘Shape of You’ broke the record for the UK’s most streamed track of all time.

It overtook Drake’s ‘One Dance’ with 184 million streams since its release in January, according to the Official Charts Company.

‘Shape of You’ also became the best-selling song of the year so far, followed by Ed’s ‘Castle on the Hill’ in second place, and then by ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber in third.

With ‘Galway Girl’ in fourth place, Ed was very close to claiming all three top spots.

 

 

Is a Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran collaboration incoming?

It looks like a Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran collaboration could be on the cards.

Fans have been speculating the pair are working on new music together after Rita Ora uploaded video of her an Ed listening to an unknown song before looking to each other and smiling.

Fans were quick to speculate what the pair are up to, commenting ‘aaaaa what’s happening?’, ‘can not wait for this song’, ‘what’s coming?’ and ‘what’s going on, dis is cute’.

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It’s not the first the pair have collaborated. Ed wrote Rita a song called ‘Us’ in 2015 but it never got released.

Hopefully this time we get to hear what the pair get up to in the studio!

This week, Ed shared the video for his latest single ‘Galway Girl’.

Shot in Galway Girl on Ireland’s West coast this month the video features actress Saoirse Ronan.

The video is shot from Ed’s perspective as he walks off on stage and ends up in a rowdy pub before taking to the streets with Saoirse.

 

Kygo and Selena Gomez drop the emotional music video for ‘It Ain’t Me’

It’s been a long time coming, but finally Kygo and Selena Gomez have dropped their music video for ‘It Ain’t Me’, which was released back in February.

Kygo announced the release of the music video on Twitter earlier today.

Neither Kygo or Selena appear in the music video, however it a truly emotional and traumatic video!

The music video features a couple who have a motorbike accident, leaving the boyfriend seriously ill in hospital. As he is left hooked up to all the monitors his girlfriend keeps a vigil at his bedside.

However, while the couple are recovering in the hospital, it seems there is an alternate reality with the pair walking through a tunnel, ending up on a forest lit by small lights.

 

You can listen to ‘It Ain’t Me’ by Kygo and Selena Gomez throughout the day.

Pink makes comeback on Stargate’s track with Sia, ‘Waterfall’

The music video for Pink and Sia’s long-awaited collaboration ‘Waterfall’ has finally been released, and it’s pretty incredible.

The two talented ladies have teamed up with songwriting duo Stargate for the catchy track, which has a video starring a couple of hugely talented aerial acrobats spinning upside-down and doing some impressive splits and dancing.

Stargate – made up of Mikkel Storeleer Erikson and Tor Erik Hermansen – have written a massive 11 UK number one singles between them, including Beyoncé’s ‘Irreplaceable’ and Rihanna’s hits ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ and ‘Diamonds’.

They also scored number ones with Billie Piper, Blue and Hear’Say, which is just the best in ’90s nostalgia.

Outside of music, Sia has been making her feelings very clear about President Trump and his immigration ban.

The singer recently pledged to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union of up to $100,000 to “stand up to Trump” following his ban, which is very generous of her.

“Help our queer & immigrant friends,” she said on Twitter. “Send me your donation receipts for the @aclu & I will match up to $100K. #RESIST.”

And if the above video has reminded you how much you like Pink, you should know she’s returning to the UK in the summer as a headliner for V Festival alongside Jay-Z – her first time in 10 years on the stage.

Liam Payne reveals the advice he gave Justin Bieber for dealing with fame

He’s been in the spotlight since the age of 14 with One Direction so Liam Payne certainly knows how to deal with fame and now he’s been giving advice to fellow superstar Justin Bieber.Ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Liam has been chatting to Rollercoaster Magazine about his life and revealed exactly what happened when he met up with the one and only Justin Bieber.

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Liam revealed he understands the struggles Justin has faced in the media and believes he can relate with him. He said, “Obviously [Bieber]’s struggled a lot through the way the world looked upon him,” Liam says. “He’s a great guy; inside there’s a really good heart. I said,’ look, the difference between me and you is that I had four different boys going through the same thing to look to.”

Admitting he gave Justin his mobile number in case he ever needed a chat, Liam added, ” He didn’t have that. … I said to him, ‘listen, take my number and any time you want to have a chat, let me know because I’m here and I understand exactly what you’re going through and I understand your world.”
The 23-year-old also admitted he has a chaotic side and said he’s used to chaos. Speaking about Bieber he said, “He needs somebody like that and in that position … We all have this chaotic side to us. You know, they say that anger breeds passion. I think that’s the same with a lot of us, that we let things get chaotic very quickly. We’re used to chaos.”

Since One Direction announced their hiatus last year, Liam has been working hard on his solo music in the studio.

Back in July last year Liam revealed to fans he’d signed a solo deal with Capitol Records.

Taking to Instagram to share his news, Liam wrote, ‘I’m really happy to have signed to such a prestigious label as Capitol Records UK. Capitol Records has an amazing history stretching right back before even Frank Sinatra and I’m really looking forward to becoming part of their story. One Direction will always be my family, I’m now excited to show what I can do as a solo artist.’
It hasn’t yet been revealed when Liam’s solo music will drop, but we seriously can’t wait to hear it!

Drake brings Nicki Minaj out on stage during Paris show

Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour touched down in Paris last night, and fans were in for a treat.

As half way through the show at the AccorHotels Arena, Drizzy brought out Nicki Minaj out on stage. Nicki then launched into a performance of her tracks ‘Moment for Life’, ‘Only’ and ‘Truffle Butter’.

This video contains some language you wouldn’t use in front of you parents.

 

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The pair also performed Nicki’s latest single ‘No Frauds’ which landed last week. The song features Drake and Lil Wayne and features Nicki throwing some MAJOR SHADE at rapper Remy Ma. Nicki also dropped new tracks ‘Changed It’ featuring Lil Wayne and ‘Regret In Your Tears’.

 

Drake is on tour until the end of the month. He will wrap up the Boy Meets World Tour in Amsterdam on 28th March, after 35 shows across Europe.

🙋🏻🙋🏼🙋🏽🙋🏾🙋🏿

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