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Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly join ‘American Idol’ Season 22 as guest mentors

Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly will appear in Season 22 of American Idol as guest mentors.

Jelly Roll performed “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson last season, and he also performed “Need A Favor” with contestant Oliver Steele. Kelly appeared on Season 9 of Idol, making it all the way to Hollywood Week. After her departure from the show, she released her EP Handmade Songs in 2012.

Both Jelly and Kelly’s episodes will tape at ‘Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i,’ showcasing Idol hopefuls as they perform on the beach in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

American Idol Season 22 airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Take a look at the video for Zara Larsson’s single ‘You Love Who You Love’

Zara Larsson shared her latest single called ‘You Love Who You Love’, off the Swedish pop artist’s fourth studio album, ‘Venus’. ‘You Love Who You Love’ follows Larsson’s 2023 singles ‘Can’t Tame Her’, ‘End Of Time’ and ‘On My Love’ (featuring David Guetta).  To stream, head here.

‘You Love Who You Love’ was produced by MTHR alongside the Larsson’s frequent collaborators MNEK and Danja. Larsson explained in a statement: “We started writing over Pride, and began talking about how amazing it is that anyone can love anyone – but that doesn’t mean you always should! We’ve all had that friend, or been that friend, who keeps going back to someone who’s bad for them, and ‘You Love Who You Love’ is saying enough is enough.”

Take a look at the video for ‘You Love Who You Love’ – here.
To stream Larsson’s new album ‘Venus,’ head here.

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Tyla shares music video for “Truth Or Dare”

Tyla is back with the video for her new single, “Truth Or Dare,” the follow-up to her previous hit song, “Water”. In the video for “Truth Or Dare”, Tyla meets up with a troublesome ex, with whom she embarks on a car trip – but by the end of the video, we see the Afrofusion superstar getting her revenge.

Tyla’s debut album will drop in a few weeks, and in a recent interview with Complex she expressed her musical dreams:  “I come from a very small place, a little city in South Africa all the way at the bottom of Africa, the tip. And literally, I was just a girl with a dream, a girl that didn’t really have much examples… like this wasn’t really possible at that age when I was coming up as an artist, it wasn’t something that was realistic and I made it a reality. We need an African pop star, and hopefully I’m that one.”

Check out the video for “Truth Or Dare” – here.
Tyla’s self-titled debut album Tyla is set for release on 3/1; to pre-order, head here.

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Jennifer Lopez to launch ‘This is Me…Now’ North American tour

Jennifer Lopez announced a new North American tour, This is Me…Now The Tour, posting on her socials: “THIS IS ME…NOW: THE TOUR ✨2⃣0⃣2⃣4⃣ Visit OnTheJLo.com for more …”  This is Me…Now The Tour will mark Lopez’s first tour in five years.

This is Me…Now The Tour shares a name with Lopez’s latest album, This is Me…Now, as well as her narrative film This is Me…Now: A Love Story, streaming on Amazon Prime.  Lopez said at a recent press conference that This is Me…Now: A Love Story gives a ‘personal, magical look at how she views love.’

The 30+ city tour kicks off on June 26th in Orlando, FL at Kia Center making stops across North America in Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, her hometown of NYC, and more before wrapping up in Houston, TX on August 31st at Toyota Center.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local time, with fan club pre-sales to begin Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. local time. Pre-sales for Citi card members and Verizon pre-sales start Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. For information head to: OnTheJLo.

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Jaafar Jackson introduced as Michael Jackson in first-look photo from biopic ‘Michael’

Lionsgate and Universal Pictures are sharing a first-look photo for the Michael Jackson biopic ‘Michael,’ featuring Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, as the late pop star.  A post on X read: “Your first look at #MichaelMovie. Starring Jaafar Jackson – in theaters April 2025. Photograph by the renowned photographer Kevin Mazur, who documented Michael’s final rehearsal, and is now the first to photograph Jaafar in character as Michael.”

Michael is directed by Antoine Fuqua and is produced by Branca, John McClain and the co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate. The photo shared on social media depicts Michael Jackson (Jaafar Jackson) performing “Man in the Mirror” on his Dangerous tour, which ran from 1992 to 1993. Photographer Kevin Mazur, who documented Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal, shot the image. Mazur said in a statement: “When I arrived on my first day on the set of this movie, I was so excited — it was like the first time I went on tour to shoot Michael Jackson. When I walked onto the set, I felt like I’d gone back in time and I was walking into the stadium to shoot the tour. Seeing Jaafar perform, I thought, ‘Wow, it is Michael.’ The way he looks and acts, his mannerisms, everything — he’s Michael Jackson. For anyone who didn’t have the chance to see Michael perform live during his lifetime — this is how it was.”

Michael will give “a riveting and honest portrayal” of the life and career of Michael Jackson, who died at age 50 in 2009. Producer Graham King added: “With Jaafar, every look, every note, every dance move is Michael. He embodies Michael in a way that no other actor could.” The cast also includes Colman Domingo as Michael’s father, Joe Jackson, Nia Long as Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and Miles Teller as John Branca, the attorney who shepherded Michael’s career.

Michael opens in theaters April 18, 2025.

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Lil Nas X shares the song ‘Where Do We Go Now?’

Lil Nas X shared his latest song, ‘Where Do We Go Now?’, written by the rapper/singer (in collaboration with Omer Fedi and Blake Slatkin) as part of his HBO documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero.  You can take a listen to ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ – here.

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero previously premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2023 and was directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel.  The documentary follows the 24-year-old rapper/singer as he prepares to embark on his first-ever US headlining tour. Alongside footage of his live shows across the country, it also features interviews with Lil Nas X, which see him open up about his time in the music industry and sexuality. It will be structured in three parts: Rebirth * Transformation * and Becoming.

To stream ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ head here.
Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is currently streaming on Max.

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Kylie Minogue and Lainey Wilson to perform at 2024 People’s Choice Awards

Pop music star Kylie Minogue and country music artist Lainey Wilson will perform at the People’s Choice Awards ceremony, taking place on Feb. 18 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The fan-voted prize presentation will air on NBC, Peacock and E!.

Minogue, 55, and Wilson, 31, will perform at the ceremony, hosted by actor Simu Liu, which recognizes fan-favorites in film, TV and music across 45 categories. Additionally, Grammy-winning artist Lenny Kravitz will perform multiple songs from his acclaimed catalog and receive the music icon award. Actor and comedian Adam Sandler will be honored with the people’s icon award, which has previously been awarded to stars including Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.

The 2024 People’s Choice Awards airs live from Santa Barbara’s Barker Hangar on NBC, Peacock and E! at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 18.

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Ariana Grande announces ‘Yes, And?’ remix featuring Mariah Carey

Ariana Grande revealed that she will be teaming up with Mariah Carey on a remix of her single, “Yes, And?”

In an Instagram post featuring a photo of the two women, Grande wrote: “i cannot believe the words i am typing ……Yes, And? Remix feat the one and only, queen of my heart and lifelong inspiration @mariahcarey is out this friday !!!!!!!!!!! 🫧 🦋🫧 🦋🫧 🦋🫧 🦋 ♡ there truly are no words that suffice. thank you from the bottom of my heart for this dream come true and for sprinkling your brilliance and magic on my little song @mariahcarey. it means more to me than i could ever possibly articulate and i cannot wait for everyone to hear this ! i love you eternally !!!!!!! 𖦹 ☼ ⋆。˚⋆ฺ”

It will mark the second time the two artists have teamed up — Grande appeared on a 2020 remix of Mariah’s Christmas song “Oh Santa!” alongside Jennifer Hudson.

To stream the ‘Yes, And?’ remix with Mariah Carey, head here.

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CBS to air Billy Joel’s 100th Madison Square Garden residency concert

CBS announced they will air Billy Joel’s 100th consecutive Madison Square Garden concert with a special on Sunday, April 14th, posting the news on social media with the caption: “You’re invited to celebrate the 100th milestone. Sunday, April 14th on CBS!”

The concert special will be shot at Joel’s record-breaking 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden as part of his franchise run on March 28th, and also marks his first broadcast network concert. The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Graden – The Greatest Arena Run of All Time celebrates Joel’s historic run at MSG, which concludes in July with his 150th lifetime performance at the historic New York City venue. Since making his debut in December 1978, Joel has sold out every performance at Madison Square Garden, making him the artist with the most sell-outs at the arena.

The 74-year-old Joel will headline a series of stadiums throughout 2024 — among them will be solo dates, as well as co-headlining concerts with Stevie Nicks and Sting, scheduled through the fall.

The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Graden – The Greatest Arena Run of All Time will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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Yungblud and Lil Yachty team up for the single ‘When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)’

Yungblud and Lil Yachty have released the single ‘When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)’. The track is also accompanied by the official video, directed by Logan Fields and Yussef Haridy. You can take a look at the video – here.

In a press release, Yungblud spoke wanting to collaborate with Lil Yachty for years: “When we die (can we still get high?)’ was one of the first songs I wrote when I got to New Orleans to make new music. Me and Yachty have been talking since 2019 and I’ve always thought we were on the same trip – f**k the rules, push things forward. So, when I wrote the song I knew he’d add something amazing. I wanted this moment to be a collision of each other’s imagination and sound. I’m really excited about it and for what it could potentially inspire between the future of alternative and hip-hop. Press play.”

Yungblud’s latest album is his 2022 self-titled LP, and last year he dropped Happier, his second collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes. Lil Yachty dropped ‘The Secret Recipe’ EP in September 2023, which followed the release of his album, ‘Let’s Start Here’.

To stream ‘When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)’, head here.

Yungblud, Lil Yachty team for ‘When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)’

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