Ryan McGinleyOn Father's Day, fans witnessed the love two pop superstars have for their children in different ways.
Justin Timberlake marked the holiday by penning an essay on Instagram about fatherhood next to a photo of himself holding his son, Silas. "The last 3 years of my life have brought more joy than I could ever imagine. Being a father is such a trip... an amazing discovery every day," Justin writes.
JT continues, "My son: it is my honor to be your Daddy. You make me feel a love that I didn't know existed. I will ALWAYS be there... to pick you up when you fall, to lift you up when you are ready to soar, and to remind you that your humility will be your guide through this thing called life."
Justin concludes, "And to all the Dads out there: Keep on keeping on! Our children are watching and listening more than we know! I'm celebrating you all today! Happy Father's Day! Cheers!"
Meanwhile Adam Levine's wife, Behati Prinsloo, gave fans a look at the joy Adam gets from his children by posting a photo of the Maroon 5 frontman holding their new baby daughter, Gio. It's our first look at the little one's face as a shirtless Adam cradles her and smiles.
"My first baby holding OUR second baby.....Our girls are so lucky to call you dad and I’m so lucky to have you as a husband a lover and a friend. We love you. Life is better with you," Behati wrote.
Behanti added, "To my dad, thank you for being the best example to show me what i would want in a husband and father one day, the way you look at mom is the way Adam looks at me."
Republic RecordsAriana Grande's love for her new fiancé, Pete Davidson, has spilled over into her new album, Sweetener. After sharing a snippet of a new song on Twitter, she told fans it was from an interlude on the album titled "Pete."
When a few fans criticized her for this, with one calling her "dumb" and another writing, "i thought it was a joke but seriously??," Ariana clapped back hard.
"forreal. the truth is i been the f**k thru it and life’s too short to be cryptic n s**t about something as beautiful as this love I’m in," Ariana tweeted. "So Pete it is."
Ariana's also revealed the album cover for Sweetener, which features an upside down color photo of her face with a peach-colored background. When a fan noted that it was Ari's first album cover to be in color, Ariana replied, "issa new chapter. for the first time my life is in color as well."
In another tweet, the singer also explained why all the artwork and images connected to the album have been upside down.
"i showed [my friend] aaron a photo and he was sitting opposite me and he said ‘i even love it upsidedown’ and that was kind of it for me," she wrote. "At the time i had been feeling v ‘upsidedown’ for a while & the simplicity of that was like 'oh duh wow my bestie a genius'...everything clicked after that."
Justin BettmanJason Mraz's summer tour hasn't even started yet, and he's already announced a fall tour.
The Live In Stereo tour will feature Jason performing with his longtime percussionist Toca Rivera for a series of intimate acoustic performances. The trek gets underway November 23 at Newport News, Virginia and continues through late December.
As previously reported, Jason's new album, Know., is due August 10 and is now available for pre-order. It features Jason's current single, "Have It All," as well as another track he released last week, "Unlonely."
Meanwhile, Jason's Good Vibes summer tour, with opening act Brett Dennen, kicks off Wednesday, July 25 in Grand Rapids, MI and wraps up in late September in his current hometown of Santa Barbara, CA.
In other Jason news, he'll perform at the Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for July 21 in Chicago. The bill also includes O.A.R. and Motown legend Smokey Robinson. The event is being produced by Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper.
Here are Jason's new tour dates:
11/23 -- Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Arts 11/24 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts 11/25 -- Charleston, WV, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia 11/30 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre 12/1 -- Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theatre 12/2 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Theatre 12/4 -- Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre 12/6 -- Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre 12/7 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater 12/8 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater 12/9 -- St Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House 12/11 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater 12/12 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater 12/14 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land 12/15 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall 12/16 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall 12/18 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre 12/20 -- Albuquerque, NM, Popejoy Hall 12/21 -- Mesa, AZ, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center
ABC/Paula LoboOver a year after first teasing the video for “Strangers,” Halsey will finally release the visual for her duet with Lauren Jauregui on Wednesday.
Halsey posted an epic trailer for the video over the weekend, writing, “See How The Story Began.”
The video is a prequel to her previous hopeless fountain kingdom videos, which all follow the same narrative about star-crossed lovers Luna and Solis. The “Strangers” video finds Halsey’s Luna in the boxing ring with Lauren’s character, Rosa.
Halsey explains the video's premise to fans on Twitter, writing, “The album, and every video, is one continuous gender flipped Romeo and Juliet story! Luna is Romeo and Solis is Juliet. Rosaline (Rosa) is the woman Romeo is in love with before Juliet but he cannot have her!”
She also addressed the fact that it took so long for this video to be released.
“It’s the most special one!!!!!!” Halsey reassured fans. “It killed me to wait. Everyone wanted it so badly I was dying. I got really good at keeping secrets this album cycle hahaha.”
Last week, Halsey wrapped the Latin American leg of her tour, with Lauren as the opening act.
Campbell Addy for Teen VogueIn the lyrics to her new single, “I’m a Mess,” Bebe Rexha sings about her therapist reassuring her that it’s going to be a “good, good life.” Now in a new cover story with Teen Vogue, the singer is opening up further about struggling with anxiety and how therapy has helped her.
"I cry a lot. It's tough,” she tells the mag. “I have my own therapist and I have people I talk to. It's an everyday battle, I feel.”
Bebe says she was anxious when she was a little girl and the feeling only intensified when she went to college. But once she figured out the feeling was anxiety, she was able to tackle it. Now, she knows the key is to keep herself busy, curb her social media use and channel her emotions through music.
"I've always had fear and anxiety [about] wanting to be accepted,” she says. “But when I've shined the most and people have related to me the most, was when I was able to not eliminate those anxieties, or those fears, or insecurities, but to kind of just push through them.”
Bebe adds, “Obviously, they always come back. They're never gone. But now I'm able to face them head on."
Ariana Grande and Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson seem to have taken the next big step in their whirlwind romance -- moving in together.
The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer hinted the couple has a "new apartment" with a graphic posted to her Instagram story on Sunday, according Entertainment Tonight.
In an apparent reference to her and Davidson, Grande wrote "Us in our new apartment with no furniture 1 speaker and red vines," over a photo of the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants sitting on the floor of an empty room.
Grande and Davidson, both 24, reportedly got engaged after a weeks of dating and just days after making their relationship Instagram official, according to the entertainment TV show.
The couple was first linked together in May, following their respective breakups -- Davidson from Cazzie David and Grande from rapper Mac Miller. Dating rumors began heating up after they were spotted together at an SNL after-party.
ABC/Randy HolmesNick Jonas is a nominee at Monday night's MTV Movie & TV Awards, and he's also performing on the show. Nick says his nomination for his role in the hit movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is like "a cherry on top" of the experience.
"I feel honored..." he told ABC Radio. "I'm nominated alongside my castmates for [Best] On-Screen Team, and it's great...it's fun to be recognized for your work."
He adds, "I try not to take award shows and things like that too seriously 'cause you don't do it for the rewards -- you do it for the art, or the fun of making a project like this. And when it happens, it's kind of a cherry on top."
Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle, a sequel to the original 1995 film, starred Nick, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. It was a massive hit, grossing over $962 million worldwide, and Nick has some theories about why it did so well.
"It connected with all age groups," he tells ABC Radio. "They had a really good sense of the comedy for the adults but also moments for the kids. There was elements about it that were tipping the hat to the original...then a really fresh new concept: The body swap worked out great."
"I think it was really well-directed, well-executed by the entire cast, and I was very happy to be part of that film."
While he's waiting to hear his name called, Nick will team with Mustard to perform his latest single, "Anywhere," during the telecast, which airs June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in L.A.
Tiffany Haddish, also a nominee, hosts this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards.
MILAN ZRNICChristina Aguilera is preparing to headline her first tour in more than a decade, and she says the idea of hitting the road again is a bit daunting because of all the changes in her life since then.
“It’s scary. I wasn’t a mom that last time I went out on a tour," she tells People magazine. In fact, when she hits the road in September, she'll be bringing her daughter Summer Rain, who's three-and-a-half, along for the ride.
"She’s a mama’s girl and I’ll definitely be taking her on the road with me,” Christina says. "She’s going to learn to see life through a different set of eyes. I’m going to try to make it as cushy and comfortable for her as possible because if she’s not comfortable, I’m not."
As for her 10-year-old son Max, whom she shares with ex-husband Jordan Bratman, she says, "My son will probably stay back [home] with his dad so he can do school and be focused."
Christina tells People, "My kids always come first," and when it comes to her new album Liberation, she means that literally.
"My daughter’s laughter actually begins the intro of the record,” she explains. "Being a mother is so important to me.”
Liberation is Christina's first album in six years and she tells People it feels "amazing" to be back.
"I’m thrilled. I feel like a new artist again, which is so refreshing. It’s what I’ve been needing for so long, getting back to my roots and just singing again."
Christina's tour kicks off September 25 in Hollywood, FL.
Fearless Records"Hey There Delilah" hitmakers Plain White T’s are back with new music.
The band has announced they’ll be releasing their eighth studio album, Parallel Universe, on August 24. It's their first new album since 2015's independent release American Nights.
To give fans a taste of what to expect, they released two new singles from the upcoming LP, the mellow love song “Your Body” and the grittier “Bonnie I Want You.”
“You Body” has a video to go with it, which was filmed at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles. It features lead singer Tom Higgenson as a male robot who is put together piece by piece by his female companion.
If you pre-order Parallel Universe now, you’ll receive instant downloads of the two new singles.
Plain White T’s will be kicking off their summer tour Saturday, June 16 in Oklahoma City.
Here is the track list for Parallel Universe:
"Light Up The Room" "Bonnie I Want You" "Call Me" "Top Of The World" "Bury Me" "Your Body" "Sick Of Love" "No Imitations" "Low" "Lying About Me And You" "I Should Be Dead Right Now" "Lips" "No Tears" "End of The World"
ABC/Lou RoccoPink’s Beautiful Trauma tour is on track to become her highest-grossing tour yet, according to Billboard.
The trek tops Billboard’s Hot Tours chart this week, earning more than $100 million in ticket sales for its first leg of dates. Billboard estimates that based on sales so far, the overall gross could hit $275 million or more by the time it ends next May.
If it hits that mark, it will surpass Pink’s The Truth About Love tour, which earned $183 million in 2013 and 2014.
The Beautiful Trauma tour kicked off in Phoenix on March 1. Pink’s played 38 arenas across the U.S. and Canada since then, performing for more than 712,000 fans.
Pink heads to Australia and New Zealand for the second leg of the tour beginning July 3. While Down Under, Pink will perform 42 shows in seven cities, including a record-setting five-night run at the Spark Arena in New Zealand.
Bobby Bank/WireImageBefore proposing to Ariana Grande, his girlfriend of just a few weeks, Pete Davidson got the blessing of an old friend.
Nick Cannon, who gave Pete his first big break on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, tells Entertainment Tonight that the SNL star called him before popping the question.
"He called before he was going to do it, and I said, 'Salud!'" Nick says. "He was really excited, so I was like, 'I love it, man. Keep it going.' Love is in the air!"
Nick, who famously married Mariah Carey after just a few weeks of dating, knows a thing or two about brief courtships.
"To see them together... and I've been one of those dudes with one of those fantasy, fantastic relationships where you just go off and get married, so I was like, 'Do it,'" Nick says. "I've congratulated Pete. I haven't spoken to Ariana, but I'm happy for them."
He even offered to officiate the wedding.
"I think they're outstanding. They're young people in love and you can't knock that. It's like The Notebook," he says. "I'm up for all weddings. I'll officiate. I don't know how long they'll last if you let me do it, but I'm up for it."
Def Jam RecordingsAlessia Cara has released her new single "Growing Pains," and now Billboard reports that her sophomore album is called The Pains of Growing. Why not just call them both Growing Pains? Alessia says it's because she wanted the album to resemble "a story."
Speaking to Billboard, Alessia explains, "I wanted to make the album title feel like it's a story. Like a storybook. And I thought calling it The Pains of Growing sounds like you're about to read a book about someone or about something. It's just a full cohesive thing."
She adds, "And if I'm being really honest, Growing Pains is a really common album title, it turns out, so I wanted it to be a little different."
As for what we can expect from the Best New Artist Grammywinner's new songs, she tells Billboard, "Sonically, it's a little bit more mature, and a little bit more cohesive. It just feels more like a full album. And then conceptually...just life experiences and just a lot more transparency."
"I think just the whole album feels like an up-and-down, like, you can really hear the low points, you can hear the higher points, and it just feels like the last three years of my life," she explains.
And for those fans who loved "Scars to Your Beautiful?"
Alessia says, "If you're a fan of...what I had to say the last time, then I hope that you'll be happy with this too."
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope/Sony International/UltraAfter teasing that they'd be working together, Imagine Dragons and superstar DJ Kygo have released a collaborative track called "Born to Be Yours." The yearning tune is available now for digital download.
"'Born to Be Yours' feels to me like the perfect combination of my sound mixed with the band's iconic elements and vocals," Kygo says. "Imagine Dragons are one of my favorite bands and it's an honor to finally let everyone hear what we've been working on."
Imagine Dragons recently collaborated with R&B artist Khalid for a mash-up of their respective hits "Thunder" and "Young Dumb & Broke." Kygo, meanwhile, has previously worked with U2, OneRepublic and Coldplay.
Imagine Dragons is currently touring the U.S. behind the band's new album Evolve. The outing continues Saturday in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Def Jam RecordingsIt's New Music Friday, so here's a rundown of some of the new music that's available right now:
-- After teasing the new release on social media, Alessia Cara has debuted “Growing Pains” – the first single off her upcoming sophomore album. She also released a lyric video for the song, in which she sings about being nostalgic for her youth while rolling around in the grass in an oversized suit.
“And I’ve always been a go-getter/There’s truth in every word I write/But still these growing pains, growing pains/They’re keeping me up at night,” the Grammy winner sings. She'll perform the song Monday night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
-- "Meant to Be" singer Bebe Rexha has released a new song called “I’m a Mess,” a week before her debut album Expectations drops. In the song, Bebe owns up to her faults, even as she reassures herself everything’s going to be O.K. “I'm a mess, I'm a loser, I'm a hater, I'm a user/I'm a mess for your love, it ain't new,” she sings.
-- "Cake By the Ocean" hitmakers DNCE has dropped not one, not two, but four new songs. The band has released a brand new EP called People to People. The four tracks include “TV in the Morning,” “Still Good,” “Lose My Cool” and “Man On Fire.”
Frontman Joe Jonas says in a statement, “These new songs represent the evolution that the band has gone through over the last couple of years. They’re a little more chill, sophisticated. We’ve matured together, and so has the music.”
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCChristina Aguilera was one of Jimmy Fallon's guests on Thursday's Tonight Show to promote her first album in six years, Liberation. The appearance included the two busking in a New York City subway station.
Aguilera and Fallon taped the segment the night before, with she and Jimmy donning disguises as they busked in the subway station below NYC’s 30 Rock, where the show is taped.
Christina, in a floppy hat and sunglasses, and Fallon, playing a banjo and wearing a fake mustache, kicked off the performance with a cover of Aretha Franklin's 1960s hit “Think.” After revealing their identities, Aguilera and Fallon led the crowd of onlookers in a rendition of Christina's own 2002 hit “Stronger.”
Previous busking segments have featured Maroon 5's Adam Levine and James Valentine, and Miley Cyrus.
During her sit down with Jimmy, Aguilera discussed her family, her upcoming Liberation tour, launching September 25, and why she chose Liberation as the title of her new album.
"I just felt it was time for myself to be liberated, to inspire others to have their own voice, to feel empowered and hopefully inspire...take the duct tape off, feel themselves [and] feel secure in their own voice [and]...their bodies, she explained. It's just that time. Peel off their masks and you know, shed the skin and be themselves."
Christina also revealed that her three-year-old daughter, Summer Rain, insists on hearing her sing the theme song from the animated children's TV series PJ Masks before bed every night. Christina told Fallon that she indulges her daughter, but she sings it as a lullaby to help Summer fall asleep. She even gave Jimmy a little sample.
Aguilera closed out the show with a performance of "Fall in Line" off Liberation.
Grant SpanierFollowing the release earlier this year of "Better With You" -- his first new music in four years -- Jesse McCartney kicks off a major headlining tour tonight in Atlanta, GA. He tells ABC Radio what fans can expect from the trek.
"We're gonna do, production-wise, a cool lighting show," he says, promising a "fun live performance with the oldies and the goodies, and some of the new stuff."
One of those "oldies" is Jessie's signature song "Beautiful Soul." Does he plan to change it up a bit, since by now, he's played it a zillion times?
"I don't know, I think people like that song the way it is," he tells ABC Radio. "I think when you...change the arrangement of the song, people get a little bummed out, actually. So I think I'll keep that one as is, but I am gonna do a little bit of a mash-up and medleys throughout the set."
"I'm gonna try to do as many songs as I can, but, like, maybe a verse and a chorus of that song, or just even a few lines," he adds.
Touring with new music after years away from the spotlight is sometimes a daunting experience, but Jesse says he's been surprised to find that his fans were eager to welcome him back.
"I didn't really know what to expect...after taking such a long period of time off....and they've showed up in huge numbers, and have shown me that they want even more music," he explains. "So I'm, like, struggling to keep up with them at this point, but it just feels nice, y'know?"
"I love what I do," he adds. "I'm gonna release as many songs as I can this year, and also next year."
Desiree Navarro/Getty ImagesAt the Songwriters Hall of Fame annual induction gala Thursday night in New York, Sara Bareilles was given the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award. Her friend Jason Mraz was on hand to present her with the honor, and he tells ABC Radio why now is the perfect moment for her to receive it.
Jason, who won the same award in 2009, explains, "This award acknowledges new writers who are 'making a positive impact on the world with their original music.' And Sara has clearly been doing that."
But, as Jason points out, "Certainly, the last five years have really shown us what she can do, and will be doing for a while."
Jason's referring to the tremendous success Sara has had with the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Waitress -- she wrote the music and also starred in it. Earlier this year, Jason himself co-starred with Sara in Waitress at her request, and says the experience changed his life.
"I feel renewed more than anything," he tells ABC Radio. "Renewed by the work ethic of doing eight shows a week and how fun it is...to have an audience cheering you on eight times a week," Jason tells ABC Radio.
He adds, "The shared experience, I loved...That’s another thing I got from Waitress: If you surround yourself with talented people, you will no doubt have success."
Jason adds that preparing to give Sara the award reminded him why she deserves it.
"[It] actually gave me an opportunity to look back at her albums and realize how incredibly original they were, how she didn’t compromise her voice...for trends, that she really stuck to her story," he says. "And that has led her to where she is now: a really powerful writer who is becoming a star."
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCPitbull and Leona Lewis have teamed up for a new song from the soundtrack of the new John Travolta movie Gotti.
The track, called “Amore,” is set to drop tomorrow, the same day the film is released and the same day Pitbull performs on ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.
Both Pitbull and Leona tweeted in anticipation of the release. The rapper wrote, “The wait is almost over!” while Leona tweeted, “Honored to be a part of this amazing movie.”
Pitbull also composed the score for Gotti, a biopic of infamous mob boss John Gotti starring John Travolta.
"It's a true honor to be involved with this project and working with icon John Travolta on the legendary story of Gotti,” he said in a statement to Billboard last month. “By default, we were underdogs in our own right and found ways to survive against all odds.”
Carlos SerraoSinger, songwriter, guitarist, comedian...game show host? John Mayer will be appearing on the wildly-popular live online game HQ Trivia this weekend.
The game's Twitter page announced the news this afternoon, tweeting, "We're excited to announce that @JohnMayer will be on HQ this Sunday at 9p ET for a $25,000 game!"
Previously, HQ Trivia had teased John's appearance by tweeting, "We are having a very special guest on Sunday," and adding a guitar emoji. John's record label, Columbia, retweeted that message.
Then HQ Trivia tweeted a message saying, "Sunday 9p ET," along with a snippet of John's latest single "New Light."
It's not clear whether or not John will host the show himself, or join the show's usual host, Scott Rogowsky. It's also not clear whether or not any of the questions will actually concern John and his music, but you might want to start brushing up on your Mayer knowledge just in case.