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Full lineup for Coachella 2022 announced: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Kanye ‘Ye’ West to headline

The full Coachella 2022 has been announced, with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye headlining.  Coachella announced the lineup on social media, tweeting: “Presale for Weekend 2 starts Friday 1/14 at 10am PT. Weekend 1 is sold out. Register now at http://coachella.com“.  Ye (formerly Kanye West) was the first headliner to return to the SoCal festival, which will be held back-to-back the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022.

Other performers include Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Big Sean and Daniel Caesar, who will perform alongside Friday headliner Harry Styles; Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Anitta and Giveon joined Saturday headliner Billie Eilish; And Doja Cat, Run the Jewels, Karol G, Maggie Rogers and Ari Lennox to join headliner Ye on Sunday.

The last time Coachella was held was in 2019; the 2020 and 2021 iterations were canceled due to COVID-19. Rage Against The Machine had been announced as the headliner along with Travis Scott and Frank Ocean 2020, but none will be performing at the 2022 festival.

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Take a look at the new video for Adele’s single “Oh My God”

Adele is starting off the new year with a new music video for her hit single, “Oh My God.”

Adele had teased the latest video on Instagram last Thursday, sharing a short black and white clip of herself singing in a vintage-style dress.  “Oh My God” is the second track from Adele’s album 30 to receive a music video, following the release of her smash hit “Easy On Me,” which garnered over 200 million views.

Take a look at the music video for Adele’s “Oh My God” – here.

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The Weeknd unveils the music video for ‘Gasoline’

The Weeknd has released the official video for “Gasoline,” the second track off his most recent album, Dawn FM.  Directed by Matilda Finn, the eccentric “Gasoline” video features The Weeknd portraying his character off the cover of Dawn FM—an old version of himself.

The Weeknd just dropped Dawn FM on January 7, and is his first album since After Hours was released in March 2020.  The Weeknd’s video for “Sacrifice”– the fifth song on the record — premiered the day of Dawn FM’s release, and he hinted on Twitter that Dawn FM may be part of a new trilogy of albums, tweeting“i wonder… did you know you’re experiencing a new trilogy?” 

Dawn FM is also the musician’s fifth studio album, and it features collaborators including Oneohtrix Point Never, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and Jim Carrey. The Weeknd is set to embark this summer on a stadium tour, supporting both After Hours and Dawn FM.

Take a look at the video for “Gasoline” – here.

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox announce their engagement

Actress Megan Fox and musician Machine Gun Kelly are engaged.

On Wednesday, Fox wrote in the caption of an Instagram post announcing the engagement:  “In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree. We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma.  Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him.  And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes … and then we drank each other’s blood.”

Kelly wrote on his Instagram along with a picture of the couple’s ring: “Beneath the same branches we fell in love under, I brought her back to ask her to marry me. I know tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love. 1-11-2022.”

The pair met in March of 2020 while filming “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” and the couple confirmed their relationship in June 2020. This will be MGK’s first marriage, and Fox’s second.  Fox was married to ‘90210’ actor Brian Austin Green for 10 years, with whom she shares three sons.

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Walt Disney’s ‘Encanto’ soundtrack hits No.1 on Billboard 200 chart

The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated musical film ‘Encanto’ has hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.  The soundtrack jumped from 7-1 in its sixth week on the list, and is the first soundtrack to hit No.1 in more than two years, since Disney’s Frozen II sat atop the list for one week in Dec. 14, 2019.  Encanto earned 72,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 6. Streaming activity of the set’s songs drove the majority of that unit sum.

The Encanto soundtrack, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was released on November 19, before the film arrived in U.S. theaters on November 24. The movie was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later. Additionally, Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” becomes the first Disney Animation song to hit the top five on the Hot 100 since Frozen’s “Let It Go.”   You can take a listen to “We Dont Talk About Bruno” – here.

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Pink, Twenty-One Pilots, Metallica and more to headline BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival

The BottleRock Napa Valley music festival is scheduled to take place May 27-29 at the Napa Valley Expo, with Pink, Twenty-One Pilots and Metallica among the headliners of the three-day event.  Pitbull, Mount Westmore, and Luke Combs are also among the featured acts.

Along with the musical actds scheduled to perform on five stages, BottleRock Napa Valley features a culinary stage with celebrity chefs as well as food and drinks from the finest area restaurants, wineries and craft breweries.  BottleRock will follow all local and state health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the festival and will communicate such requirements to ticket holders before the festival.

You can check out the full lineup on the event’s official website.

For ticket information, head here.

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SZA shares the music video for “I Hate U”

SZA has dropped the video for her hit song “I Hate U.” The single had been released on Soundcloud via an anonymous account in August 2021, and then made its official debut on streaming services last month. “I Hate U” went on to become the most-streamed R&B track by a female artist on Apple Music after only a week on the platform.

LaKeith Stanfield stars in the video clip, which features a picturesque coastal landscape and has Stanfield arguing on the phone, then shown solemnly walking across the beach while he contemplates his relationship.

Check out the video for “I Hate U” – here.

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Pussycat Dolls say they found out about cancelled tour via Nicole Scherzinger’s social media post

The cancellation of Pussycat Dolls’ upcoming tour came as quite a surprise to fellow group members Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta, who say they first learned of the cancellation via Nicole Scherzinger’s Instagram post.

On Friday, Scherzinger shared the news via a statement on her personal account: “Thank you to everyone who had tickets to see PCD — we are so appreciative of your support and loyalty!  With the ever evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I understand the decision that the tour dates had to be cancelled. I have invested a huge amount of time, creative energy and my own finances into bringing this project back to life, and while I’m naturally incredibly saddened by this decision, I am also very proud of what we were able to achieve in the short amount of time we had together before COVID.  I can’t put into words the amount of love, admiration and gratitude I have for the other girls in the group, and the fans that have supported us. Stay safe and healthy – Love and blessings.”

However group members Bachar, Sutta, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt, say they were shocked to hear the news. Sutta and Bachar claimed that Scherzinger did not share with them the decision to end the tour prior to her public statement, saying: “We want to say how incredibly disappointed we are to learn of an announcement made on Instagram that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour is canceled. As of now, there has been no official notification of that. Either way, it seems as though it’s the end of a chapter to an incredible, life altering experience filled with some awesome memories that we will forever be grateful for. To the fans, we love you. Trust us, this is not the outcome we had hoped for. We wanted it as much as you because we appreciate you all so much and it hurts our hearts you had to wait so long for an answer, but unfortunately it’s out of our control.”  They concluded:  “Thank you to all the fans that supported us unconditionally and love us to no end. We will always honor the essence of what the true definition of being a Pussycat Doll is. This tour may have come to an end but it is not the end of the Dolls story. We created a sisterhood that will live on…”

The Pussycat Dolls reunited in 2019; however due to the coronavirus pandemic, both the tour and new music were sidelined. In 2021, Scherzinger was also sued by the group’s founder, Robin Antin, for alleged breach of contract.

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Take a look at The Weeknd’s new video for “Sacrifice”

The Weekend just released his fifth studio album, Dawn FM, and now he has dropped the music video from the LP’s second single “Sacrifice.” The visual was directed by Cliqua, the duo that was also behind the video for Dawn FM’s lead single “Take My Breath.”

Dawn FM features guest appearances from Jim Carrey, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, and Oneohtrix Point Never. The album serves as the official follow-up to 2020’s After Hours, which spawned The Weeknd’s biggest song to date, “Blinding Lights,” as the track went on to become the longest-charting song in Billboard Hot 100 history at 90 weeks.

You can download Dawn FM at your streaming service of choice.   Check out the music video (which comes with an epilepsy warning)  for “Sacrifice” – here.

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Demi Lovato is home after seeking treatment for addiction at a Utah rehabilitation facility

Multiple media outlets reported this weekend that Demi Lovato is home after seeking treatment for addiction at a Utah rehabilitation facility over the holiday season.   Sources are saying that Lovato had recently been to rehab at the end of 2021, but is “doing well” at back home now.

According to People.com: “Demi is committed to their well-being, and throughout their life, they plan to do regular check-ins to make sure they are putting themselves first.” UsMagazine.com said on Sunday that Lovato’s most recent stay in rehab was over in time for them to spend the holidays with their family, sharing: “Demi will have a sober living companion [with] them during this transition. It was their decision to go back to rehab.”

Lovato, 29, wrote on Instagram early last month that being “California sober” — drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana — wasn’t working anymore. “Sober sober is the only way to be,” Lovato said.   Lovato, who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” had been using meth and heroin when they suffered a near-fatal overdose in 2018.  Lovato subsequently went to rehab and received injections of Vivitrol, which stops the effects of opioids. Lovato had also spent time in treatment facilities in 2010 and 2012.

Lovato’s struggle with substance abuse were chronicled in the YouTube docu-series, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.

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