Kelly Clarkson Releases Two New Singles: ‘Love So Soft’ and ‘Move You’

The original American Idol is back in the music scene. Kelly Clarkson released two new songs and a new video that are part of her upcoming album Meaning of Life.

The singer released the first single of the new album, Love So Soft, and also an accompanying music video. But the Since U been Gone singer surprised her fans by announcing that those who pre-ordered her album on iTunes will be getting a second song, Move You, as an instant download.

Meaning of Life, Clarkson eight studio album, marks a new chapter for the singer/songrwriter: this is her first record since signing with Atlantic Records back in June 2016. The artist talked about her departure from RCA, her former label, and the excitement over her future with Atlantic.

“Although I am extremely thankful to the amazing people that I’ve had the chance to work with, I cannot describe the excitement of working with Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman and their team at Atlantic Records. The loyalty, innovation, and creativeness that Atlantic Records has been consistently bringing to the music industry is incredibly exciting for any artist to be a part of! We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years. Here’s to the future!”

In a Facebook Live video, Clarkson explained why she switched record labels before she started working on her upcoming album. “What’s cool about Atlantic Records is that they love every part of my personality, as far as all the colors of my voice,” she said. “I love the country side of me, I love the Broadway side of me, I love the pop side of me and the soulful side of me—and they are down to really make whatever record I’m into, which is real rare. So, I’m super excited about it.”

Kelly Clarkson celebrated the album release with Atlantic Records at NYC’s Rainbow Room on September 6, in the loving company of her family: husband, Brandon Blackstock, and their two kids River Rose, 3, and Remington, 16 months. Later, Clarkson took the stage to perform five songs from Meaning of Life as well as her 2004 hit “Walk Away.”

Fergie is back in the music scene with her new album Double Dutchess

Fergie ferg is back to the delight of her fans. The London Bridge singer and member of The Black Eyed Peas announced that she’s about to release her new solo album.

The 42-year-old singer revealed that she’ll be dropping her sophomore album, Double Dutchess, on September 22 with pre-sale becoming available on August 25.

The singer also announced that for her new LP she’ll be debuting an accompanying visual album. Fergie shared a sneak peak video giving a first look of the overall visual style.

Fergie fans have been waiting for more than 10 years to hear new material from the “Glamorous” singer, but now the wait is over since she took the album announcement as an opportunity to share two tracks: “Hungry”, featuring Rick Ross and “You Already Know” a song that samples “It Takes Two” and features Nicki Minaj. This last track was produced by her BEP buddy, Will.I.am.

The visual album, called Double Dutchess: Seeing Double, will be shown in iPic® Theaters nationwide on Sept. 20, two days before the album release.

Along with the new album, Fergie will also be releasing D​ouble Dutchess: Seeing Double​, a visual experience to coincide with the record. The film will be shown Click here to pre-order the album and here for tickets to the visual experience.

Check out the Double Dutchess track list below.

  1. Hungry (feat. Rick Ross)
  2. Like It Ain’t Nuttin’
  3. You Already Know (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  4. Just Like You
  5. A Little Work
  6. Life Goes On
  7. M.I.L.F. $
  8. Save It Til Morning
  9. Enchanté (Carine) (feat. Axl Jack)
  10. Tension
  11. L.A.LOVE (la la) (feat. YG)
  12. Love Is Blind
  13. Love Is Pain

Taylor Swift announces her new album “Reputation”

The wait is over for T-Swift fans! Taylor Swift announced via social media the release of her new album “Reputation”.

The Grammy winner shared the cover art of her new album, released a black and white announcement teasing the date of release of her new single and posted another with the album’s release date.

The Shake it Off singer confirmed the name of the album, “Reputation”, and that it would be released on November 10.

Meanwhile the cover art shows Taylor with newspaper print near her face, which could mean that she’ll be targeting the media in her new LP? Too early to tell!

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This motherload of info comes after the different cryptic messages that the singer left in her social media, after leaving them in blank, where she only showed a video of a sneak showing its fangs.

According to sources, the sound of the new single, which will be out on Thursday, August 24, it’ll be different from her previous work: “It doesn’t sound like anything she’s done before. It’s a little unusual. She plays around with new sounds each album cycle, but this one in particular stands out.”

Fans on social media noticed that the Gothic font of the cover resembles the one from Kanye’s Life of Pablo and the snake imagery comes from her Kanye and Kim controversy, which means that maybe she’ll embrace her villainess persona or she’ll fire back at her haters.

Another detail is the release date of her single, which it’ll be on the same day of Katy Perry’s star-studded new video for Swish Swich, featuring Nicki Minaj.

But for now, fans will have to wait to see and decipher the hidden meanings of Swift’s songs. Reputation is her sixth studio album after the release of 1989 back in 2014.

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Kesha’s new album Rainbow debuts at No.1

It’s a new age for Kesha. This week the pop star claims her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with her latest LP Rainbow.

Rainbow was released Aug. 11 and debuted at the No.1 spot on the charts, selling 116,000 units throughout the week ending Aug. 17, according to Billboard.

The singer shared the good news with her fans via Twitter, “Many days my music was simply a coping tool – anyone has the power to turn emotion into art SO MUCH LOVE.”

The success behind the album has a strong message that goes beyond the music for many musicians and fans.

Rainbow is Keshas’s first album in five years, following 2012’s Warrior. And it’s also her first LP since her on-going legal battle with Dr. Luke that began in October 2014

The Praying singer decided to sue Luke for sexual assault and battery and sought to invalidate recording contracts with him, after a decade of what her lawyer described as “mental manipulation [and] emotional abuse.”

A New York City judge ruled in favor of Luke last year and denied Kesha the ability to invalidate her contract, calling it “heavily negotiated and typical for the industry.”

Though Sony tried to make it possible for Kesha to record without any connection with Luke, Kesha’s legal team said that “Dr. Luke has insisted Sony’s participation is just an ‘accommodation’ and has not denied that all decisions regarding the album are still being made by Dr. Luke.”

Still, Kesha remains optimistic and she said that this record represents a new chapter in her life: “I am so happy and grateful to begin sharing all the music I have been writing with the world. I’ve written a record that reveals my vulnerabilities, and I have found strength in that,” wrote the singer in a moving essay on Lenny Letter. “This album is me. The most raw and real art I have ever created, and now it’s my gift to you. I hope you love it. Thank you for not giving up on me.”

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to aid victims of the Flint Water Crisis

Don’t believe him, just watch! During his Saturday concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bruno Mars announced to the audience that he would be donating $1 million dollars to help victims of the Flint Water crisis.

As he closed his set with the hit song “Just The Way You Are” at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mars told the crowd that he was donating $1 million to “our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan.”

“This is why we love what we do. We get a chance to go up on stage every night and perform … and the fact that we can show up here and celebrate under one roof together, all this positive energy that’s flowing. This is the world we want to live in,” he added.

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause,” Mars said in a statement.

“Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again”.

The “Uptown Funk” singer and Live Nation have redirected funds from the 24K Magic Tour Detroit show to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, an organization that is working to provide assistance to those affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is addressing the issues facing the city after the water crisis and resulting disaster from the effects of the population’s exposure to lead.

Lead poisoning from the city’s drinking water has affected the residents of Flint, with children and infants taking the brunt of the effects, for several years. The above-average levels of led in water appeared back in 2014 after the city began using the Flint River as its source of water.

Mars kicked off the North American leg of his 24K Magic World Tour, which consists of 85 dates, in Las Vegas on July 15th. After this, the pop star will hit Europe with his sold out tour for three months. Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa are among the opening acts.

Justin Bieber apologizes to fans in a heartfelt Instagram Post

Sorry is more than the title of Bieber’s big hit. After the recent cancellation of the remaining dates from his Purpose World Tour at the end of July, Justin Bieber decided to explain to his fans the real reasons behind this decision.

The press speculated that Bieber’s involvement with the Hillsong Church and his allegiance to pastor Carl Lenz was the real reason behind this huge career move, but the popstar dedicated a very special Instagram post to clarify.

In his post today, Bieber said that he was working on himself and surrounding himself with people who would help him be the man he wants to be.

He wrote, “I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up reminding me of who I am and who I want to be!!!”

Bieber also added, “My past decisions and past relationships won’t dictate my future decisions and my future relationships. I’m VERY aware I’m never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes. I wanna be a man that learns from them and grows from them!! I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself. I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a voice in this world. I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling.”

And just in case people feared that the Grammy winner was leaving the music world behind, Bieber makes it clear that that he’s in it for the long haul but wants to make sure that he can have a better life in order to be a better performer and person.

“Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE. I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable so that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be.”

In the lengthy post, Bieber adds, “This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart, I’m not expecting anyone to understand, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from!”

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Kesha releases “Praying,” her first single in four years

After four years of being forcefully kept away from the music scene, Kesha returns with “Praying”, the first single off her new album.

Despite her legal battles with music producer Dr. Luke, the artist is back and promises to be better than ever. In a Twitter video Wednesday, the singer told her fans, “Your support and love and kindness has gotten me through hands-down the hardest time of my entire life.”

Her song is definitely a message of defiance, that is indicative of her dispute with Dr. Luke, the producer with whom Kesha has been locked in a legal battle over abuse allegations since 2014.

The singer also released a music video directed by the renowned filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund. “In life, you’re gonna get what you give. But some things, only God can forgive,” she sings.

“I hope this song reaches people who are in the midst of struggles, to let them know that no matter how bad it seems now, you can get through it. If you have love and truth on your side, you will never be defeated,” the 30-year-old singer-songwriter said.

The ballad was co-written with Macklemore collaborator Ryan Lewis and is still credited to Luke’s Kemosabe Records (which he was recently ousted from by Sony). Right now it’s unclear whether he’ll still profit from it through publishing.

“This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you,” Kesha said in an accompanying essay in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny Letter. “It’s a song about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone. It’s also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal.”

“Praying” is the first single from Kesha’s album “Rainbow”, out on August 11. It will feature collaborations with Dolly Parton (for a duet of her song “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You”) and Eagles of Death Metal, plus production from Ben Folds, and songwriting from Kesha’s own mom, Pebe Sebert, who was also involved in the legal dispute.

Adele cancels final two performances of her tour and hints that she’ll never tour again

After a grueling schedule, performing more that 120 shows in less than two years, Adele announced this past Friday that she is canceling the final two performances of her 2017 tour because of the damaged to her vocal chords.

“I don’t even know how to start this,” the singer wrote in an emotional Instagram post.

“I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn’t open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords,” she explained, adding that she was medically advised to stop performing. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.”

 

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Adele’s announcement comes right after two successful performances at the Wembley Stadium in London on June 28 and June 29, where she broke the record in attendance. And this news also appears to confirm the rumors that the singer will stop touring altogether.

In the program of the Wembley concerts, Adele included a handwritten note which suggested she would never tour again.

“I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home”, the Grammy Award winner said.

💌😢😭✒❤Photo by Traci @tracii_m Translation by @wannabeadkins Adele @Adele's letter from her your book! "So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across uk+ Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! I've done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now" ❤️Adele #Adele #Adelettes #AdeleLive2017

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This is not the first time that the Tottenham native has had problems with her voice. The singer has suffered from a recurrent vocal chord hemorrhage, which forced her to cancel shows and undergo surgery in 2011.

Mariah Carey Has Blessed Us With a Christmas Edition Of ‘CARPOOL KARAOKE.’

It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without an energizing singalong to Mariah Carey’s Christmas exemplary, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Thankfully, James Corden has skilled us an occasion scene of “Carpool Karaoke” beyond anything we could ever imagine.

 

James welcomed Mariah herself to assist with his Christmas shopping. Normally, when they turned on the radio, just a single melody could play, and it was.

But this scene of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ had a turn. Not just was Mariah in the interest of personal entertainment, every one of the visitors on the demonstrate this year had furtively been shot singing “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with James. Adele, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and even Chris Martin participate in the fun on account of a little time-traveling TV magic.

Niall Horan Gives One Update: ‘We Will Be Back.’

Discuss something to be appreciative for! thankful got an absolute early holiday treat throughout the end of the week when Niall Horan told a British outlet that the on-break gathering would “definitely” change, sooner or later. Addressing Sunday People, Horan apparently said of One Direction, “we will be back. We would be silly not to… ridiculous.” There is, of course, no timetable for that return.

Horan said the guys were “enjoying” their time off. “At the moment, we are all doing our own thing,” he said. “Harry wanted to do his movie, and everyone is just chilling… I don’t think anyone needs to worry about us we are fine.” A representative for Horan couldn’t come to shed further light on the comments.

Singer Niall Horan arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Niall Horan arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The “extended hiatus” announced earlier has no complete end point, however meanwhile every part is keeping occupied, with Horan as of late discharging his introduction solo single, “This Town.” Harry Styles marked a recording contract with Columbia Records and has a part in the up and coming Christopher Nolan war film Dunkirk, Liam Payne marked with Capitol Records and has apparently been investing a great deal of energy in the studio while Louis Tomlinson seems to be simply relaxing and concentrating on his infant kid, Freddie Tomlinson.