ABC/ Paula LoboSia's collaboration with Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills," is #1 on the chart, and you may have already heard that she's the first artist past the age of 40 to score a #1 hit since Madonna did it with "Music" in 2005. But Billboard has rounded up more facts and figures about how rare it is for an artist to score his or her first-ever #1 after hitting the big 4-0.
Sia's the first female lead artist on a song to get her very first #1 past the age of 40 since 1989, when 43-year-old Bette Midler did it with "Wind Beneath My Wings."
"Cheap Thrills" is the first #1 on the Hot 100 by a male and female artist who are both at least 40 years old since 1987, when Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes scored with their Dirty Dancing classic "(I've Had) The Time of My Life,"
It's also the first Hot 100 #1 to feature two solo artists, period, past the age of 40 since 1994, when Rod Stewart, Sting and Bryan Adams did it with "All for Love." At the time, Rod and Sting were both past 40, but Bryan wasn't....he was 36.
In general, more males than females have hit #1 past the age of 40. Pharrell's hit "Happy" came when he was past 40, for example. Other men who've topped the charts north of age 40 include Elton John, George Michael, Meat Loaf, Bob Seger, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Frank Sinatra and former Beatle George Harrison.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesOrlando Bloom may be British, but he can still participate in American politics. Turns out he helped girlfriend Katy Perry write her speech for the Democratic National Convention.
Katy revealed Orlando’s contribution after pal Sofia Rossitweeted a line from the speech: "It's not where you come from but what you grow into." The singer replied, “Lando put that one in,” along with a heart emoji.
Katy has been a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. In addition to her speech, she also performed “Rise” and “Roar” at the DNC event Thursday.
The singer sported a sparkly silver-striped Michael Kors gown and some patriotic jewelry for her appearance. Her stylist, Leslie Fremar, explained the outfit choice to fashion site Pret-a-Reporter.
"For this event we were very happy to support Michael Kors, an American brand, and the nod to the stars and stripes was a fun twist," she says. "Her necklace and rings: vintage Bulgari from Eleuteri were the perfect accessory to pull it all together."
Disruptor Records / Columbia RecordsThe Chainsmokers are on a hot streak. On the heels on their Daya collab “Don’t Let Me Down,” the electronic duo has released their latest single, “Closer,” featuring Halsey.
Drew Taggart and Alex Pall originally debuted the song in a surprise performance with Halsey at Bonnaroo last month. The duet marks the first time Drew sings on one of their tracks.
The Chainsmokers also released a lyric video to accompany the song, which tells the story of a couple who rekindle their romance after four years apart.
Atlantic RecordsIn advance of his appearance on the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday, Flo Rida has released his latest single: “Zillionaire.”
The rapper shows off his singing voice on the infectious track, which was produced by pop music mastermind Max Martin. Flo sings about showering his girl with fancy gifts as soon as he becomes filthy rich. Who says money can't buy love?
“Zillionaire” is featured in the trailer for the new movie Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig, which debuted online Thursday.
Sunday, Flo Rida performs a medley of his most popular songs on the Teen Choice Awards, including “My House,” “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones.” The ceremony airs at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
AUDIENCE Network/Aaron FarleyWant a front-row seat to Daughtry? Tune in to a new concert special, aptly titled Daughtry, airing tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network.
The band will perform their hits, including the 2016 Olympic anthem "Torches," plus a surprising cover of Zayn’s “Pillowtalk.” The special will also feature an exclusive interview with frontman Chris Daughtry, in which he discusses his pre-fame life and rise to success.
“The point that completely changed my career has to be going out for American Idol,” Chris says in a clip from the special. “…Frankly, it just gave people exposure to me and my voice, so without that I can’t say I would be talking to you right now.”
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCApparently, you literally couldn’t payJustin Bieber to perform at the Republican National Convention.
TMZ reports the Biebs was offered a whopping $5 million -- his biggest single payday ever -- to play a concert in Cleveland during the RNC last week. But at the urging of his manager, and basketball player LeBron James, he turned it down.
According to TMZ, the promoter told Justin’s people that the event wouldn't be political. However, it was reportedly bankrolled by GOP donors. The Canadian singer was rumored to have considered doing it, but then his manager, Scooter Braun -- a big Hillary Clinton supporter -- threatened to quit.
Sources tell TMZ the promoter told Scooter that LeBron James was also doing an event in Cleveland. But LeBron’s people apparently told Scooter the athlete wouldn't be in Cleveland for the convention and also advised Justin not to go.
ABC/Rick RowellJoe Jonas has a list of famous ex-girlfriends, among them Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift and model Gigi Hadid. That's why on Thursday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Joe was forced to play "Shag Marry Kill" with those three women as options.
During a segment called Plead the Fifth, host Andy Cohen asked Joe some embarrassing questions, like which one of the Jonas Brothers is, uh, the most well-endowed. Joe "pled the Fifth" when he was asked who the subject of a particular song was, so when the "Shag Marry Kill" question came up, he had to answer it.
"I'll marry Demi...she's a friend," Joe said immediately. When Cohen asked him to choose the next one, Joe became uncomfortable and said, "Uh, this is a game, right?" He then chose to shag Taylor and kill Gigi. Perhaps the last one wasn't too surprising, since Joe's made some comments about how quickly Gigi moved on from him to Zayn Malik.
Cohen then admitted that he didn't even know that Joe and Taylor used to date, to which Joe replied, "We were children....18, 19."
PRNewsFoto/UMeTime to get yourself a record player. Maroon 5’s entire musical catalog is set to receive the vinyl treatment. All five of the band's albums will be released on 180-gram vinyl.
You can either purchase them in a limited edition box set, titled Maroon 5: The Studio Albums, or as individual titles. The records come out September 30, just before the band wraps up their world tour in October.
The LPs -- Songs About Jane, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, Overexposed and V -- will include the original cover artwork.
Here are the track lists:
Songs About Jane Side One "Harder to Breathe" "This Love" "Shiver" "She Will Be Loved" "Tangled" "The Sun"
Side Two "Must Get Out" "Sunday Morning" "Secret'" "Through with You" "Not Coming Home" "Sweetest Goodbye"
It Won't Be Soon Before Long Side One "If I Never See Your Face Again" "Makes Me Wonder" "Little of Your Time" "Wake Up Call" "Won't Go Home Without You" "Nothing Lasts Forever"
Side Two "Can't Stop" "Goodnight Goodnight" "Not Falling Apart" "Kiwi" "Better that We Break" "Back at Your Door"
Hands All Over Side One "Misery" "Give a Little More" "Stutter" "Don't Know Nothing" "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" "I Can't Lie"
Side Two "Hands All Over" "How" "Get Back in My Life" "Just a Feeling" "Runaway" "Out of Goodbyes" "Moves Like Jagger" (first time appearing on the album)
Overexposed Side One "One More Night" "Payphone" "Daylight" "Lucky Strike" "The Man Who Never Lied" "Love Somebody"
Side Two "Ladykiller" "Fortune Teller" "Sad" "Tickets" "Doin' Dirt" "Beautiful Goodbye"
V Side One "Maps" "Animals" "It Was Always You" "Unkiss Me" "Sugar" "Leaving California"
Side Two "In Your Pocket" "New Love" "Coming Back for You" "Feelings" "My Heart Is Open"
Fifth Harmony on "Greatest Hits"; ABC/Eddy ChenThursday's edition of ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focused on songs from 2000-2005, and featured appearances by Fifth Harmony, Rachel Platten and Train's Pat Monahan.
Fifth Harmony kicked off the show by honoring Destiny's Child with a medley of their hits that included "Independent Women," "Survivor," "Say My Name" and "Bootylicious."
Monahan and Kenny Loggins performed a clever mashup of Train’s “Calling All Angels” and Loggins’ “This Is It.” Earlier, Loggins noted that he'd always wanted to sing with Monahan, and "Calling All Angels" "fits perfectly with 'This Is It.'"
The show also paired country artist Lee Ann Womack with Platten; they teamed up for a medley of Lee Ann’s 2000 hit, “I Hope You Dance,” and Rachel’s “Stand by You,” the second single from her album Wildfire.
Greatest Hits co-host Kelsea Ballerini pulled double duty, performing a medley of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” Maroon 5’s “This Love” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”
Greatest Hits returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
PlummyLou/RED DistributioneditDelete captionOctober 7, Colbie Caillat returns with a new album, The Malibu Sessions, under her own PlummyLou label. The super-catchy first single, "Goldmine," is out now. The album was a do-it-yourself affair, and Colbie loved being in charge of every aspect of the project.
"I’m so proud of it because I love every person that worked on it with me," Colbie tells ABC Radio. "Even the album artwork I did with my friend Jason Reeves...and my fiancé Justin [Young] and I made the music video for …'Goldmine.' And I created my record label name and the artwork."
"I’ve just been having fun being fully involved," she adds. "I feel like I can breathe easy, knowing it can be done the way I want."
Colbie named her record label after her beloved dogs.
"Plum was my golden retriever. She unfortunately passed away last fall," Colbie explains. "And Lou is my parents’ dog...and we’ve had her since I was 15…. So I wanted to combine their names, ‘cause they’re our golden girls."
After the album arrives, Colbie launches her first acoustic tour, and she’ll be playing the new album in its entirety, though she's concerned about performing a lot of songs people don’t know yet.
"I am a little nervous,” she tells ABC Radio. “Whenever you play a new song, people are sitting there listening, and you think that they might be bored -- but they [just] don’t know the song."
"It’s gonna be something to try," she shrugs. "Either way, I’m looking forward to it."
Colbie also is watching the presidential campaign.
"This election is insane and I’m just gonna say it: Donald Trump cannot win," she insists. "It would be horrible for our country. So I hope that everyone gets together and starts putting positivity out there, in whatever form."
Getty Images via ABCThe 2016 Teen Choice Awards are Sunday night, and Joe Jonas has got a little bit of deja vu going on. His new band DNCE is nominated in several categories, including Choice Breakout Artist, but he's already got 15 Teen Choice Awards at home from his time with The Jonas Brothers. That's not to say that he's bored with the TCAs, though: on the contrary, it's always been one of his favorite award shows.
"I really like the Teen Choice Awards. It’s really a fun room as well, and they fill it up with actual teenagers that are there," he tells ABC Radio. "To be able to celebrate all these different artists and have a good time...the energy in those rooms are always, like, electrifying."
As you may be aware, Teen Choice Award winners aren't given actual trophies: they get surfboards instead. So where on Earth is Joe storing 15 surfboards? "They’re all over the place," he laughs. "I have a few in storage; I have a few in my house. Our drummer, Jack, he’s a big surfer and he’s like, 'We have to win one just so I can surf the board.' So that’s the goal!"
Now that they've scored two hits -- "Cake by the Ocean" and "Toothbrush" -- and scored an MTV VMA nomination to boot, DNCE is looking ahead to their next big milestone. Their debut album is finally coming this fall, and Joe says he already has plans for how to celebrate the release.
"They just mentioned the album will be releasing around Halloween," he tells ABC Radio, referring to his record company. "So that’s all I can think about. I’m like, 'All right, well, we gotta throw a huge, huge Halloween party!'”
Joe and DNCE are heading to Australian and the U.K. to do a few more dates with Selena Gomez, and then they'll be playing a few fairs and festivals over the rest of the summer. On August 29, they'll be on NBC's Today show.
Randall SlavinNick Jonas isn't letting his busy music career slow down his busy acting career. Deadline reports that the singer, who also stars in the DirecTV series Kingdom, is in talks to appear in the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams movie Jumanji.
Deadline says Nick will take the part if he can fit it into his schedule. If he does, his co-stars will include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The movie is already scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017.
The original movie was based on the 1981 children's book Jumanji, and centers on a 12-year-old boy named Alan who becomes trapped in a board game. He's released 26 years later as an adult by two siblings who discover the game when they move into Alan's family's former house.
The first Jumanji movie grossed more than $260 million worldwide but the sequel, Zathura, was a flop.
Getty Images via ABCWe’ve heard Gwen Stefani talk about how Blake Shelton “saved her life” following her painful divorce from Gavin Rossdale. Now, in a new cover story with Billboard, we get to hear how Gwen saved Blake right back.
The country singer describes the moment he told Gwen about his own split from Miranda Lambert. "I won't forget that day," he says. "I looked over at Gwen -- who I didn't really know -- and she had these huge tears in her eyes. I thought, 'Wow, she feels super bad for me!'"
But it wasn’t just sympathy -- she knew exactly what he was going through. Blake recalls, “She didn't tell me much, because we didn't know each other at the time, but she said, 'I'm going through something very similar to what you're going through. I understand. And I hate it.'”
The two bonded from that day on. “Next thing I know, I wake up and she's all I care about, and I'm wondering if she feels the same about me,” Blake says.
He adds, "Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can't even imagine the similarities in our divorces."
The two have been dating since last fall.
Also in the Billboard interview, Blake seemingly defends Donald Trump. While he doesn't reveal who he's voting for, he says of the Republican nominee, "Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid."
His comments prompted backlash, including a tweet from actress Debra Messing in which she urges Gwen to convince Blake not to vote from Trump. She later tweeted that she regrets calling out Blake and Gwen.
Brooke NiparTen years after her last full-length album, JoJo is finally ready to release a new LP. Mad Love is set for an October 14 release.
JoJo announced the album with an Instagram photo of a pregnancy test bearing its “due date.” The album’s first single, “F*** Apologies” featuring Wiz Khalifa, is out today.
Mad Love will mark the former teen sensation’s debut on Atlantic Records, following a lengthy battle with her old record label, Blackground Records. Her last album, The High Road, was released in 2006. Last year, she released a three-song EP called III.
JoJo is currently opening for Fifth Harmony on tour.
Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/FXWe still have no idea what season six of American Horror Story will be about, but we do know one thing for sure: Lady Gaga’s character looks super creepy.
In a new teaser clip for the upcoming season released on Snapchat, a millipede is seen crawling over the top of Gaga’s head and onto her face. Her hair is platinum blonde and her eyes are glowing green.
Other promos for the new season show weapons hanging from a baby mobile over a crib, hands grabbing at a woman’s ankles as she runs down a dark staircase, and a silhouette of a family with glowing eyes.
Gaga won a Golden Globe earlier this year for playing the bloodthirsty Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. Her new character is being kept tightly under wraps for now.
American Horror Story season six premieres September 14 on FX.
Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comOne thing you can say about Zayn: he loves women, and not just for their looks.
Zayn is one of five cover stars of the September issue of ElleUK magazine, and inside, he praises his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid, saying, "She's super intelligent; I think that's why it works so well. And we do the same type of job so we get that with each other."
In addition, Zayn says he benefited by being raised in a house with a mom and three sisters, noting, "I enjoyed the womanly influence. I have a lot of respect for women because of them. They are so strong, powerful and do everything themselves."
He adds, "When I go back to [my hometown of] Bradford they treat me exactly the same. It's why I only ever go back for a few days, otherwise they have me taking out the [garbage]."
As for leaving One Direction and releasing his #1 solo album, Mind of Mine, Zayn tells Elle, "My entire life has changed in the last year. I'm still taking it all in. I've found so much out about myself. Mostly how in love with music I still was. The album is a build up of six years and never being able to express what I wanted to say. I had something to get off my chest."
Chris McKay/Getty ImagesRob Thomas' summer tour with Counting Crows is special, not only because he's never toured with the band before, but because his 18-year-old son is on the road with him. Wednesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, he even joined his old man onstage.
The Charlotte Observer reports Maison Thomas, Rob's son from a relationship prior to his marriage to his wife Marisol, joined him onstage to perform "Streetcorner Symphony," playing the guitar part that, on the recorded version, was played by John Mayer. After the song, the two high-fived each other.
Rob later posted a photo on Twitter of Maison, captioning it "My son is killing it onstage!!!"
Maison plans to study at Berklee College of Music this fall.
ABC/Fred LeeHozier is a singer/songwriter and now, model. Women's Wear Daily reports that he's been tapped by designer John Varvatos to star in his fall advertising campaign.
Varvatos tells WWD, "I had a connection when I first heard his song ‘Take Me to Church.' I call him a renaissance man. He’s a young man who looks at the world, at all the things that are happening, and how people are treated."
The designer adds, "He’s a bit of a poet, and he’s a very handsome guy. All the boxes kind of checked. He was already a customer and was such a pleasure to work with.”
As for Hozier, he says he's a fan of the designer's work "from his shoes to his jackets." In the campaign, the singer's pictured wearing a shearling motorcycle jacket, a leather pea coat and a hand-knit cardigan. A music video that's part of the campaign will feature Hozier singing "To Be Alone," from his debut album. You'll see it in September issues of GQ,Vanity Fair and the Robb Report.
Jerad Williams/Newspix/Getty ImagesThose rumors that Taylor Swift was "banned" from attending San Diego Comic-Con with her boyfriend, actor Tom Hiddleston, are likely untrue, but what's certain is the two were together in Santa Monica, California Wednesday.
People reports Taylor and Tom were seen at Hillstone restaurant last night, "tucked away in the second floor," according to a source, who added, ""They seemed to really be enjoying each others' company." Another source says, "They held hands and looked very happy. Taylor was pretty in a black top and skirt."
Tom was at Comic-Con promoting the upcoming movie Kong: Skull Island. While there, he responded to People's question about how he's handling all the media attention on him by saying, "I don't know, it comes down to being authentic."
Hiddleston, recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in The Night Manager, added, "Everything you do you have to make sure you truly believe in it and as long as you know that, it doesn't matter what anyone else says about it because the nature of being a public figure is that everyone will have an opinion about anything you do, and as long as you know why you’ve done something and you've committed to it with authenticity then you're okay."