Lester Cohen/WireImageAfter seven years together, Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have split. The two share a six-year-old son, Angelo.
"Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly," Adele's rep told ABC Radio in a statement. "As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."
According to People, Konecki, who divorced his first wife in 2008, met Adele in 2011. She first acknowledged their relationship in January of 2012, and in June of that year, announced that she and Konecki were expecting a child together. Angelo was born in October of that year.
It's not clear when they tied the knot, but in early 2017, at least, Adele and Konecki appeared to be married. They wore wedding rings, and Adele referred to him as "my husband" in February at the Grammy Awards. In March, she also said onstage that she was married.
People magazine notes that the last time Adele and Konecki were seen together in public was in January. Recently, Adele has been spotted out and about in New York City, without her wedding ring.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGDon't believe those rumors that Ariana Grande was paid twice as much as Beyonce for headlining Coachella --- in reality, the two women cashed the same paycheck.
According toThe Blast, the contracts for both superstars were "structured exactly the same way," and both women earned four million dollars per weekend. They each played both weekends of the festival, so they each took home a total of eight million bucks each.
Both singers' performances at the festival in Indio, CA were, of course, historic: Beyonce was the first black woman to headline Coachella, while Ariana is the youngest act ever to do so. She'll give her second performance this weekend, but sadly, *NSYNC won't be joining her this time around, as they did last weekend.
Both Bey and Ari are two of only four female artists in total to ever serve as Coachella headliners: The others were Lady Gaga and Bjork.
Of course, Beyonce has now presumably earned millions more from her iconic 2018 performance, thanks to the release of her new Homecoming Netflix special and live album.
Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna will premiere the video for her new single "Medellín" on MTV April 24, but ahead of that, she's posted a little behind-the-scenes video that gives us a look at the making of the clip.
The video starts with a voiceover from Madonna, in which she apparently tells us the plot of the clip. "Oh my God, it's crazy, I got kidnapped," she says. "I was tied to a tree in the Amazon forest, I was there for months! And I escaped and I found myself in Medellín. I had to get a job, so I became a cha-cha instructor."
We then see a montage of Madonna, wearing a short brunette wig, a skirt, heels and a red eye patch, teaching a group of people how to dance. A woman -- who may be the clip's director -- says, "It's so fun to have M as our cha-cha instructor in this magical world which shows a few different personas of Madame X."
As previously reported, Madame X is the name of Madonna's new album, due in June.
The woman adds that Madonna is very "cheeky" because she just "put everything she loves into one video: Dance, music, horses, hot Latin men." It's not clear if the woman is referring to Maluma, the Colombian singer who joins Madonna on the song, or another guy who appears in the video, or both.
ABC/Craig SjodinIn a super-meta full-circle moment, Adam Lambert will help mentor this season's American Idol contestants when they tackle the music of Queen later this month, Billboard reports.
Adam, of course, auditioned for American Idol back on season 8 with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Then, during that season's star-studded finale, he actually got to sing with the legendary British rock band. Now, he's Queen's lead singer -- and has been since 2011 -- and he even has a cameo in their Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
During the April 28 episode, the remaining eight finalists will sing songs from Queen's catalog. Adam will then return to the show to perform on the season finale, airing May 19 on ABC.
Meanwhile, Queen and Adam will be touring North America this summer, starting July 10 in Vancouver, Canada, and wrapping things up August 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Getty Images North America via ABC/John Shearer/AMA2018Watching Camila Cabello command the stage on tour or at award shows, it's hard to believe that as a kid, she was so shy, she wasn't able to enjoy life as much as she wanted to.
Speaking to People magazine, the 22-year-old star says, “I used to be cripplingly shy. I feel like even though I often pushed myself, I missed out on some life experiences, or didn’t enjoy them as much as I could’ve.”
She adds that as a kid, she was "very introverted, introspective, in my own little world a lot,” but because she had a “big imagination,” she was able to "have fun by myself in my room.” In public, though -- like school, for example -- Camila admits she was "kind of invisible."
Looking back, Camila wishes she could tell her younger self, "Get out of your comfort zone more. You’re stronger than you think.”
The singer's come a long way in the confidence department since then.
“Of course there’s been times growing up that I felt insecure about something physically,” says Camila. "But I’ve always known someone’s personality is the most important and most attractive or unattractive quality.”
Camila is one of the stars named as a "Beauty of the Year" in People magazine's upcoming Most Beautiful Issue, due out April 26.
As previously reported, the "Havana" singer will make her movie debut in a reimagining of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.
Disney Channel/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are in a secret feud! Except they're actually not, and Kelly is calling out Star magazine for claiming they are.
Kelly tweeted a photo of the magazine's cover -- which claims that the two American Idol winners' "secret feud" has exploded, and they are "TRASHING each other to friends" -- and complained that the magazine didn't even have the decency to use a good picture of her.
"Someone just sent me this & I'm like why does she get the good pic & I have the worst expression I've ever made w/zero muscles being used in my face ha!" she wrote. "I officially have a feud w/whoever used this pic!"
"At least give me a good pic if y’all are gonna be lying is all I’m sayin'," she added.
When a fan responded, "Carrie didn't get the bad pic because there is no bad pic of Carrie," Kelly replied, "Hahaha touché well, I have PLENTY of rough ones ha! But I guess it builds character and keeps me humble... this is what I tell myself."
As most fans know, Kelly and Carrie are totally cool. Last June, the two even posed together on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Awards, specifically to shut down rumors that they are rivals.
"Everybody always tries to pit me and Carrie against each other," Kelly told Entertainment Tonight. "So, when I saw her I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s just end this right now and get a picture together because we are never in the same place.'”
And last April, the two supported each other on Twitter, with Carrie writing, "I do wish more publications would just celebrate women’s success without pitting them against each other."
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGAs Ariana Grande gears up for this weekend’s Coachella performance, she opened up to fans on Twitter about why performing her new songs isn’t always easy.
On Thursday, one fan tweeted, "Music is your therapy and I love seeing it heal you." In a since-deleted tweet, Ariana responded honestly, “Making it is healing. Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell.”
Fans quickly rushed to her support, with some telling her they “wouldn’t be mad” if she cancelled the rest of her tour so she could take care of herself. Ariana was adamant she wouldn’t do that, despite telling another fan she doesn’t think touring is good for her health.
“Honestly. It’s been v hard. I have sm on my mind and it’s so heavy and no energy to process or work thru any of it but I’m trying hard…I wish it were a year ago. I’d give anything,” she wrote in a tweet captured by fans.
Ariana added that she probably wouldn’t be tweeting as much in the near future, because she's trying to get into a better headspace.
“i just feel empty and i wanna have more to say / better energy to give to u and rn i don’t have anything. love u,” she wrote.
In the past couple of years, Ariana has been through a lot, to say the least: the Manchester bombing, the death of her ex Mac Miller and a very public broken engagement with Pete Davidson.
Last week, Ariana posted photos on her Instagram Story showing scans of her brain which indicated that she suffers from PTSD. She later apologized for freaking fans out with the scans.
Courtesy CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich VenturesSunday night at 8 p.m., CBS airs Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label. It features performances and appearances by current acts like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Boyz II Men and Pentatonix, and Motown legends like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Thelma Houston and Smokey Robinson. But Smokey believes Motown music will continue to endure, far beyond these first 60 years.
"There are kids who haven't even been born who are gonna hear it," he notes. "So it's a beautiful thing."
The show's executive producer Ken Ehrlich says his goal was to give a "21st century interpretation of some of the great moments of Motown."
"We were fortunate in having Stevie and Smokey and Diana and Thelma Houston and a few of the other artists that date back to the really amazing early days of Motown," he tells ABC Radio. "And then, John Legend does a pretty amazing Marvin Gaye, and Ciara did a medley of more current Motown hits, and Ne-Yo the same way. So we were able to kinda bring yesterday and today together."
Show highlights include a "Women of Motown" tribute featuring Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly and Fantasia performing with Thelma Houston, and an "In Memoriam" segment with Stevie Wonder singing "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer."
"It's about people that have left us," Ehrlich says of the song. "It's pretty emotional and pretty evocative. Stevie got very emotional and you can see that in the performance. He does some other stuff that's up[tempo]...but this song just had something special."
Enjoying the show from the audience: Motown's 89-year-old founder, Berry Gordy.
"He was just having a ball, he loved it," says Ehrlich. "We really appreciated his lending us the Motown legacy for a night."
School Boy/Interscope RecordsCarly Rae Jepsen has released a pivotal song off her upcoming album, Dedicated: a disco-inspired track called “Julien.”
“'Julien’ is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album,” Carly tweeted. “Couldn’t keep him for myself any longer.”
On the track, she’s haunted by the time she spent with a lost love. Carly sings, “Julien/It was more than a fantasy/To the end/To the last breath that I breathe/I’ll be whispering, 'Julien.'”
Before “Julien,” Carly released three other tracks off the album: “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me” and “Party For One.” When you pre-order Dedicated, you’ll get those four tracks as instant downloads.
Here’s the track list for the album, which drops May 17:
"Julien" "No Drug Like Me" "Now That I Found You" "Want You in My Room" "Everything He Needs" "Happy Not Knowing" "I’ll Be Your Girl" "Too Much" "The Sound" "Automatically in Love" "Feels Right" ft. Electric Guest "Right Words Wrong Time" "Real Love" "For Sure" "Party For One"
Kharen HillIn 1996, Sheryl Crow wrote the song "Redemption Day" after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and recorded it on her second album. In 2003, Johnny Cash recorded it. He died that same year; his version was eventually released in 2010. Now, with the permission of the late country legend's family, Sheryl has created a version of the song, as well as a video, which allows them to duet.
The video features archival footage of Cash at different stages of his life, as well as scenes of Sheryl playing piano in a field as a little boy watches her from a nearby house. Its interspersed with scenes of war, destruction, death, terrorism, climate change, political leaders...basically every ill of modern society.
At the end of the video, the little boy stands in what looks like an airplane hangar, watching a screen flashing these terrible images. But then Sheryl appears on screen; she crouches down and holds out her hand. The little boy goes up to the screen and puts his hand on Sheryl's.
In a statement, Sheryl says, "As a mom of two young kids, I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future. They're privy to everything visual...and there's no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child's eyes, we would make different decisions."
"With what's happening in our nation now, and how dire things look, to have Johnny's voice offers some hope," she adds. "I hope that wherever he is, he feels proud to be a part of it."
"Redemption Day" appears on Sheryl's forthcoming new album of all-star duets with artists like Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Willie Nelson.
NBC/dick clark productionsJust two days after Madonna released her new song “Medellín” with Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma, the two have made plans to perform it live.
They’ll be taking the stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to perform the song for the first time on television. It'll mark Madonna's first performance of new music on TV in more than four years.
Madonna and Maluma join previously announced performers BTS featuring Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Panic! at The Disco and Sam Smith and Normani, as well as 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 1 on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson serving as host.
In addition to releasing her single this week, Madonna also announced the song’s music video will debut April 24 on MTV and her new album Madame X will be released June 14.
El Cartel Records/UMLE/Capitol RecordsHe's her Puerto Rican dream, and she's his California gurl: Katy Perry has hopped on a remix of Daddy Yankee & Snow's #1 Latin hit "Con Calma."
The original song, which first came out in January, is a re-imagining of Canadian rapper Snow's 1992 smash "Informer," which spent seven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993.
"All eyes on my when I light up the room/You play the right vibe and my body will move/Easy baby, I see you're in the mood," sings Katy.
"Con calma/I see you're lovin' the way I work the floor now/I got the poom-poom, boy/You could be my Puerto Rican dream, I'll be your California gurl now."
This is the second major collab of 2019 for Katy, following her song with Zedd, "365," but she also appears briefly on a third song: Lil Dicky's "Earth," which also dropped Friday.
Katy's one of 32 different artists on the single, whose proceeds will go environmental charities. In the animated video, she voices a pony, singing, "I'm a pony, just a freak horse/C'mon, get on/Giddyup let's ride."
Other stars on the song include Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth, and Miley Cyrus.
ABCAt the stroke of midnight, Lil Dicky dropped a new song and music video in support of the environment. The new single "Earth" is a star-packed affair that features 32 big name artists, including Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and dozens more.
Before the song was released, the rapper appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to explain its purpose.
"I mean, there's an environmental crisis going on right now...the more this song is streamed and interacted with, the more money we raise for charity," said Dicky, adding "Let's save the Earth."
He also teased a short clip of the animated music video in which Justin Bieber gives voice to a baboon, Ariana Grande is a zebra, Snoop Dogg is a marijuana plant, Ed Sheeran is a koala and Kanye West is... well, Kanye.
But the video begins soberly, with a news clip about extreme heat and the rapidly increasing wildfires ravaging California. A teen on a skateboard glides past the fumes of a car's exhaust pipe then, when a few rowdy kids knock over a trash can, Lil Dicky shows up to trade insults. When one of the kids picks up a book from the spilled trash, it opens to reveal an animated version of nature, with Dicky singing "we love the Earth."
ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift fans have proven time and time again that they'll stop at nothing in their quest to discover any tiny shred of evidence that might shed light on their queen's plans -- including spinning wild theories that may or may not have any basis in reality. Well, here's the latest.
There's a new mural that's gone up on a wall in the Gulch area of of Nashville, TN, Taylor's adopted hometown. The image, painted by Kelsey Montague, is a large pair of multi-colored butterfly wings against a pink background. There's a space in between them, so if you stand there, you can take a picture that makes it look like you've suddenly sprouted wings.
According toThe Tennessean, fans are convinced this mural has something to do with Taylor's impending April 26 release of...something, for the following reasons:
(Pictured: Laci Kaye Booth) ABC/Eric McCandlessThis Sunday's American Idol will feature the top 10 contestants putting their own spin on some Disney classics. Now, we have the scoop on exactly which songs they'll be performing.
Here’s who is singing what:
Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me” from Coco Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas Dimitrius Graham -- “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light” from Tangled Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana Uché -- “I2I” fromA Goofy Movie Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2
Before they take the stage, the contestants all get a trip to Disneyland with mentor Rebel Wilson, who played both Ursula and LeFou at the Hollywood Bowl’s productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
The night will also include a special performance from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, and Lea Michele – the Hollywood Bowl’s future Ariel – will perform “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.
In addition, reigning Idol champ Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson will perform “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGNot only did Joey Fatone get to perform with his *NSYNC bandmates and Ariana Grande at Coachella last weekend, he got to share the experience with his 18-year-old daughter Briahna.
"It was really cool. I did get a little teary-eyed, I'm not going to lie," he admitted to Entertainment Tonight.
He said his daughter has wanted to go to Coachella since last year, so he was glad that not only could he make that happen, but that she also got to see him perform.
"She was Snapchatting and she was screaming like, 'Go Daddy!'... I was like, 'Oh my god, it's so beautiful.' It was cool to see her see that,” he said.
Joey added, "I was 17 when I started with *NSYNC, and now she's 18 years old. It's bizarre. That means I'm old!"
As for whether *NSYNC will deliver a repeat performance with Ariana for Coachella’s second weekend, Joey says it was a one and done.
"[Ariana] always has something up her sleeves, so I'm sure she's going to have more surprises for you guys that weekend, but she just wanted to do it this weekend," he explained. "She'll do other things as well and kind of mix it up."
ABC/Image Group LASorry, Shawn Mendes -- no Guinness for you.
The 20-year-old singer was turned away from a bar in Dublin, Ireland earlier this week, even though the legal drinking age there is 18.
In a fan-captured video of the incident, one of the bouncers at Bruxelles [brew-ZELLE] pub explains to a dejected Shawn that many bar managers have their own age restrictions after certain hours.
“OK, thank you. Wow,” Shawn said before walking away. “All right, bye. I tried.”
Shawn, who had just finished a concert at Dublin’s 3Arena, then did the next best thing: He went to McDonald’s. He reportedly ordered a Happy Meal and posed for a bunch of selfies with fans there just after 3 a.m.
The Canadian singer told Rolling Stonelast year that he typically only drinks in his home country.
“I just don’t drink in America. I get it all out when I go home,” he said. “I don’t find it frustrating because I care about alcohol. I care about time with friends in bars.”
He added, “I’m being denied a social experience, not an alcoholic beverage. I wish I was allowed to just go in the bar and drink a pop, because then I would at least be there with everyone and I wouldn’t have to be in my hotel while everyone else is at the bar.”
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicTonight, Lil Dicky will release his new song and video, "Earth," which features stars ranging from Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, to Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Miley Cyrus and more than a dozen others. The rapper appeared onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday to explain the concept for the project, including the fact that the video is animated.
"So I'm putting this song out tonight called 'Earth' and it's literally got 30 of the biggest artists in the world on it, and every artist plays a different animal," Dicky explained to Ellen. "Like, Justin Bieber's a baboon, Ariana Grande's a zebra, Ed Sheeran's a koala bear, I can do that 30 times over."
"And it's all about like saving the Earth: There's an environmental crisis going on right now," he added. In fact, proceeds from the song and video will be donated to environmental charities, in consultation with Leonardo DiCaprio's charity foundation.
"They're gonna explain where they think the money is best served 'cause they're in this philanthropic space and I'm pretty new to the game," Dicky told Ellen, adding, "I went to his house and we played pickleball, and we spoke about the Earth. And one thing I can tell you is that guy cares so much about the planet: Like, he gets really worked up talking about it."
Dicky also premiered 20 seconds of the video, featuring Justin and Ariana in character as a baboon and a zebra.
"Hi, I'm a baboon," sings Justin. "I'm like a man/just less advanced/and my anus is huge."
"Hey, I'm a zebra," sings Ariana. "No one knows what I do, but I look pretty cool/Am I white or black?"
The song and video both drop at midnight tonight. Earth Day is Monday.
A&M/UMe Newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson is giving fans another way to listen to her breakthrough album.
On June 7, you'll be able to buy her 1986 classic Control on vinyl, in your choice of either black or translucent red. It marks the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since its initial release. Fans attending Janet's upcoming Las Vegas show, Metamorphosis, will get the first crack at purchasing the disc at the merch store that will open at the Park Theater at Park MGM. You can also pre-order a copy online.
Control, Janet's third album, marked the first of the star's many collaborations with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It featured five hit singles -- "What Have You Done for Me Lately," "Nasty," "Control," "When I Think of You” and "Let's Wait Awhile" -- and was her first #1 album on the pop chart. To date, it's sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Janet's Metamorphosis residency will kick off May 17 and will include 15 performances through an August 10 show. As previously reported, Janet also will headline the U.K. 's Glastonbury Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer.
NBC/dick clark productionsThe Jonas Brothers' comeback continues to go from strength to strength.
The sibling trio – Nick, Joe and Kevin – will be taking the stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, marking their first televised awards show performance in 10 years. They’ll be performing their number one smash “Sucker.”
They’ll join previously announced performers BTS featuring Halsey, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani, Kelly Clarkson and ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.
The news comes a day after it was announced the JoBros would be performing on Saturday Night Live on May 11, just over 10 years after their last appearance as musical guest.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 1 on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson serving as host.