Photo credit: Dan MartensenDrake continues to dominate the album chart as he holds onto the number one spot for a fourth straight week.
Views has been number one on the Billboard 200 for the most weeks by a male artist in more than four years.
Michael Buble held the number-one slot for five weeks, from December 2011 to January 2012, with his Christmas album. The last non-holiday album by a male artist to remain at number one for more than four weeks was Eminem's Recovery which was number one for seven weeks in 2010.
Views chalked up 189,000 equivalent album units, including 50,000 traditional album sales, in the week ending May 26. The album also is setting online records. It owns the top four largest streaming weeks in history: 245.1 million streams during its debut week, 186.1 million in week three, 116.3 million in its fourth and current week, and 140.8 million in week two.
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKesha had words of praise -- and a warning -- for her Instagram followers on Monday.
The 29-year-old "Die Young" singer shared a selfie with her cat "Mr. Peeps," thanking her fans for their support and urging them to beware of "shady" people.
"mr peeps taught me about unconditional love. I adore my little trash cat. I am also so happy I have some people in my life that are trustworthy and loyal," writes Kesha. "weed the shady f****** out before they bite. trust me."
Kesha is embroiled in a legal battle with her longtime producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims drugged and raped her. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, denies the accusations and is suing Kesha for breach of contract and defamation.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCMadonna isn’t taking the shade BET threw at her -- about her Prince tribute during last week’s Billboard Awards -- too lightly.
On Saturday, the entertainment icon struck back at a controversial tweet from the network via social media.
“Wearing the jacket Prince gave me back in the day without permission from BET. . lol! God Bless America,” the Material Girl posted to Instagram on Saturday while sharing a photo of her wearing a floral jacket and hat.
Madonna’s post comes after BET tweeted and then deleted an advertisement for their own Prince tribute during the BMAs, at which she sang a much scrutinized version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”: “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.”
Madonna followed up her first Instagram with a photo of herself wearing sunglasses, writing: “I Will Shade You. hahahhahahahhahah.”
On Sunday, BET has since responded to Madonna’s Instagram post. “Unfortunately, witty as this tweet is, it can’t turn back the clock on a performance that failed to cover the various roles and stages of the legend’s career,” BET’s Evelyn Diazwrote on Sunday morning.
Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesWhen country star Keith Urban had to cancel his appearance at the Indy 500 this weekend, Lady Gaga took the wheel. According to the Indianapolis Star, the singer joined IndyCar legend Mario Andretti for a joyride before the start of the race on Sunday.
The two made three laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a pre-race ritual. "She's going to distract me quite a bit, actually," Andretti joked before their ride. "I hope I can just look ahead while I'm driving."
Gaga was a last minute replacement for Keith, who was forced to drop out due to a back injury.
Photo by David Becker/Getty ImagesDemi Lovato is mourning yet another loss. The singer’s great-grandmother, whom she called Mimaw, passed away over the Memorial Day weekend.
Demi posted a heartfelt tribute to her Mimaw on Instagram Sunday. "I miss her more than words can even describe,” she writes, alongside a photo of herself lying next to Mimaw. “There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again.”
She goes on to detail Mimaw’s strength and sense of humor. "The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home,” she writes. “She was my great-grandmother but we were so close that I never knew it was possible that anyone could have the bond that we shared even 70 years a part."
Demi also thanks her fans for their support during this painful time. Over the past year, Demi has mourned the loss of two uncles and two of her beloved pets.
Photo by David Becker/Getty Images via ABCFifth Harmony made a big splash with their debut album Reflections and its smash single "Worth It." But the group thinks that the songs on their brand-new album, 7/27, shows how much they've progressed from that first record.
"I think that just by listening to it for the first time, you guys’ll definitely be able to see the growth, just lyrically," says group member Normani Kordei. "I think that as women we’ve definitely found ourselves, because we’ve been through a lot this year, but also as musicians, and it really translates through the songs."
7/27, which was released, confusingly, on 5/27, was preceded by the single "Work from Home," which has become Fifth Harmony's biggest hit to date. In fact, it's the first song by a girl group to hit the top 10 since 2008.
"When you first hear it -- when we first heard it -- we definitely were, like, connected to the beat and the melody and the music," group member Ally Brooke Hernandez tells ABC Radio. "And I think that’s something that everybody can connect to. And I think it’s something that’s fun, that’s flirty, it’s not taken too seriously."
Fifth Harmony celebrated the album's release on Friday by spending 7 hours and 27 minutes in London touring that city's biggest landmarks, and then meeting with their fans, known as Harmonizers. They appeared on NBC's Today show on Monday and will perform with country star Cam on the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 8. The 7/27 tour will kick off July 27 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Chuck Hodes/FOXWhen he's not singing hits like "Want to Want Me," Jason Derulo has a side job as a judge on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. The new season premiered last night, but there's a new twist: it's billed as The Next Generation because all the dancers are between the ages of eight and 13. But Jason says he and his fellow judges -- Paula Abdul, Nigel Lythgoe and teen dancer Maddie Ziegler -- aren't worried that the kids won't be able to take their critical comments.
"It’s super dope," Jason tells ABC Radio about the new season. "I mean these kids are so used to criticism. They’re so used to having their teachers tell them, 'Point your toe! You’re not doing this right! You’re not doing that right!' So like it’s not like they’re not used to positive constructive criticism."
But as Jason notes, that doesn't mean that they're going to go all Simon Cowell on the kids, either.
"You never wanna, you know, tear somebody down," he tells ABC Radio. "So you know it’s the same...for these kids. You know, we’re gonna tell them how it is. We’ve been telling them how it is, but at the same time, they know how to deal with it."
Jason will also be performing on ABC's new music-centric limited series Greatest Hits, with premieres June 30, and he'll close out Good Morning America's summer concert series on September 2.
Parkwood/Columbia2016 is halfway through, so Entertainment Weekly took the opportunity to round up a list of 25 albums that are among the best of the year...so far.
Number one on EW's list is, of course, Beyonce'sLemonade. "Mrs. Carter’s incendiary cracked-marriage confessional proves that pop music can still hold the power of shock and awe," says EW.
Rihanna's long-awaited ANTI is #4, with EW describing it as "wild, woozy R&B." Gwen Stefani'sThis Is What the Truth Feels Like comes in at #11; EW calls the disc "a gorgeously honest chronicle of a very complicated year," which saw the singer get divorced from husband Gavin Rossdale and then fall in love with her fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton.
Mind of Mine, the first solo effort from Zayn Malik, is #17. The publication notes that the former 1D member is "on his way to making his boy-band backstory a mere footnote to his career."
Other albums that made the list include the latest efforts from Kanye West,Radiohead, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, as well as David Bowie'sBlackstar, which came out just days before the rock legend's death.
Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicWho better to honor American tradition on Memorial Day than an American Idol? Trent Harmon, the show’s 15th and final victor, will be performing at the National Memorial Day Concert tonight.
He’ll be taking the stage on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Joining Trent at the event is another American Idol alum, fifth season runner-up Katharine McPhee. The Beach Boys also are set to perform.
The concert, which honors military members and their families, airs live on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It will be co-hosted for the 11th year by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.
Getty Images via ABCNow that their Wintour Is Coming tour is over, the members of Fall Out Boy have time to do the thing that inspired the name of the tour: watch Game of Thrones.
The new season of the HBO fantasy series hasn't arrived a moment too soon, either: singer Pete Wentz had to actively distract himself with other things to keep from thinking about what was going to happen to Jon Snow, whose fate was left a mystery at the end of last season.
"I actually joined a fantasy football league because I was too obsessed with what was happening with Jon Snow in the time off from Game of Thrones," Wentz tells ABC Radio.
Luckily, the question of Jon Snow was revealed in this season's second episode -- "It was good to see that he is back with us," says Wentz -- but there are a lot more Game of Thrones mysteries to be solved.
"I'm excited to see what's really happening in the Tower of Joy," Wentz says, referring to the tower Bran Stark sees when he witnesses a flashback of his late father, Ned Stark.
In addition to watching Game of Thrones, Wentz is enjoying its official recap show, After the Thrones.
"In the band we do a lot of discussing, like theories and that kind of stuff," Wentz tells ABC Radio. "So it's cool to see other people do that."
The next episode of Game of Thrones airs tonight, May 29 on HBO.
Alexander Saladrigas for Vulkan MagazineWhat do you get the man who has a bar in his bathroom? A fancy bottle of champagne, of course. In a new cover story with Vulkan magazine, Jason Derulo -- who does indeed mix drinks in his master bath -- reveals that Taylor Swift gifted him his most cherished bottle of alcohol.
“I definitely am a cocktail master but I’m a pretty simple guy too,” he says. “I did just start doing wines, but I think my most prized bottle would be a bottle of Dom [Perignon]. Taylor Swift bought me a bottle of limited edition Dom that is probably my most prized bottle.”
Jason, as we know, joined Taylor on stage during her 1989 tour last summer. The two performed “Want to Want Me.”
He’s no stranger to collaborations. The singer has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Jennifer Lopez to Meghan Trainor to Pentatonix. Next up, he’s collaborating with the high end shoe brand LVL XIII for line of shoes -- which he estimates will be available this fall.
“The designs are done and we are currently in production,” he says. “It’s exciting. It’s a brand new endeavor. I’ve always been a sneaker head so it was only right that I created a line that signified the things that I love myself.”
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteEd Sheeran officially made good on his Red Nose Day promise. The singer donned a red tutu and full colored manicure to chow down on the most disgusting food in Japan.
In a video posted to James Corden’s Twitter page, Ed chokes down some fermented beans and sea snail. He barely makes it through the meal without throwing up.
Before last night’s Red Nose Day Special, Ed pledged to wear the tutu and eat something gross if people raised more money for the charity event than last year. The event, which benefits children in need, raised more than $31.5 million -- well over last year’s $23 million total.
Epic/Syco RecordsFifth Harmony’s album 7/27 is out today and they’ve got their very own Twitter emoji to celebrate. The girl group unveiled a custom icon that will appear every time you use the hashtag #727OUTNOW.
“Twitter has allowed us to build our collective voice as a group, and become the place where we share exciting news & announcements, new music & videos,” the girls say in a statement to Mashable. “More importantly, Twitter gives us a direct line to our fans: it's the place we talk to fans and share our lives.”
They add, “We are so excited to be working with Twitter on our new release and can't wait to show the Harmonizers our 7/27 emoji and see how they use it -- we hope they love it as much as we do!”
The emoji is a blue “7/27” stylized to resemble how the title appears on their album cover.
Getty Images via ABCDon’t believe every headline you read. Nick Jonas is setting the record straight about his relationship status.
“I'm very single y'all. That is all,” Nick tweeted this morning. He added, “Hate when liberties are taken for headlines.”
Yesterday, U.K.’s The Sun published an article with a headline claiming that Nick confirmed he’s been dating Lily Collins. In the article, Nick admits to going out with her “a couple of times.”
Meanwhile, in his new cover story with Entertainment Weekly, Nick dishes on some of his ex-girlfriends. He says he doesn’t see Miley Cyrus much anymore because they “run in different circles,” but he considers “Wrecking Ball” one of the “best pop songs of the last 10 years.”
He also has nothing but good things to say about ex Selena Gomez. He reveals she played him her album Revival before it came out and he knew it was “excellent.”
As for his most recent ex, Olivia Culpo, Nick says he hasn’t heard from her in a year and he’s not sure if he’ll ever hear from her again. Much of his new album, Last Year Was Complicated, was inspired by their relationship.
Crush MusicTrain Does Led Zeppelin II, the upcoming album from Train, is due June 3, and the band has released one more track from it to whet your appetite. It's a song that longtime fans of the band are very familiar with: "Ramble On."
In a statement, the band says, "This last song we’re throwing at you from Train Does Led Zeppelin II is one of our absolute favorites, and the one we’ve been covering the longest as a band." Train's been doing "Ramble On" live at their concerts for years and years.
"Ramble On" is the fourth song to be released from the album -- they've also put out "The Lemon Song," "What Is and What Should Never Be" and "Thank You."
Proceeds from Train Does Led Zeppelin II go to Train's favorite charity, San Francisco's Family House. You can pre-order the album now from iTunes and Amazon and get "Ramble On" and three other songs from the disc as instant downloads. Next week, the band will launch a brief club tour during which they'll perform Led Zeppelin II in its entirety.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCEd Sheeran needs to make good on his promise. Before last night’s Red Nose Day Special, the singer pledged to wear a red tutu and eat “the most disgusting food in Japan” if more money was raised for the charity event than last year.
“I’m currently in Japan traveling, but I’ve decided that if you guys raise more money than you did last year for Red Nose Day then I’ll dress up in a red tutu and eat the most disgusting thing they have in Japan,” Ed says in a video posted to Twitter.
He then consults with a friend, who informs him that fermented beans and sea snails are the worst tasting foods in Japan. “I’m not looking forward to this,” Ed says.
Well, the fundraiser to help needy children took in more than $31.5 million this year -- that’s way over last year’s $23 million total. Sorry, Ed. Looks like you’re in for a disgusting meal.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCCalvin Harris won’t be playing his show in Las Vegas tonight as he continues to recover from last weekend’s car accident. The DJ-producer’s team announced the cancellation on his Facebook page. He also nixed another show in Vegas which had been scheduled for Thursday night.
“[Calvin] is still recovering from the injuries sustained in the car accident last Friday,” the message reads. “…He has asked us to pass on his apologies to everyone who was due to attend the shows and hopes to be back to his normal schedule soon.”
Calvin also tweeted his personal apologies and thanked everyone for their support. “Thank you so much for your messages and sorry to any disappointment I caused with the show cancellations,” he wrote, adding, “I'm feeling lucky and very grateful [right now].”
Taylor Swift’s beau was briefly hospitalized last Friday after a car crossed the center line and hit the SUV Calvin was in.
ABC/Donna SvennevikOne's got the biggest album of the year so far, while other has, arguably, the most talked-about album of the year so far. No wonder people like to mention Adele and Beyonce in the same breath, and are predicting they'll be facing off against one another at the Grammys next year. But one guy who's worked with both women -- OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder -- says he hates seeing them pitted against one another.
Speaking to the International Business Times UK, Ryan says his message to music critics is, "Stop creating controversy when there's no controversy. They're both amazing; they're both completely different. I hate that s***. Screw the b****** that start those wars. Go get a day job."
Ryan has worked on songs for Adele including "Rumour Has It" and "Turning Tables" on 21, as well as "Remedy" on 25. As for Beyonce, Ryan co-wrote her hits "Halo" and "XO," as well as the song "I Was Here" from her album Four.
We're sure that Adele appreciates Ryan's comments, since she's the world's biggest Beyonce fan.
As for Ryan's own music, OneRepublic's fourth album is due later this year, and features collaborations with Peter Gabriel and Pharrell Williams. Speaking to the International Business Times UK, Ryan says of the new project, ""It is the most exciting thing we've ever done, the most fun, vibrant, authentic. It's the best I've ever sang on the these songs. We just made a modern playlist because that's how people listen."
He adds, "I know there are hits on the album so the world will ultimately decide what the biggest songs are. I know just from years of doing this, I know what we have."
Image Group LA/ABCWALKTHE MOON was forced to cancel their Work This Body summer tour due to the illness of frontman Nick Petricca's [puh-TREEK-uh] father. However, they're still finishing out their scheduled shows this month, and will wrap everything up this weekend at the BottleRock Festival in Napa, California. Nick says he's been touched by how supportive their fans have been about the cancellation.
"It’s been unbelievable. The total outpouring of love from them is overwhelming," Nick tells ABC Radio. "We’re a band that we really believe in the power of sharing a message through music and our music is very much about empowerment and positivity and togetherness. So to see that just shining right back at us from our fans is really powerful."
In fact, Nick says playing those shows this weekend will make him feel better, despite what he's going through with his dad, who suffers from Alzheimer's.
"'Cathartic' is a really good word for it," he explains. "I mean, playing live is the part where we get to really connect and see our own music come to life in people’s faces, you know?"
Since WALK THE MOON won't be doing a summer tour behind their current album TALKING IS HARD, these shows this weekend will mark the end of the "Shut Up and Dance" phase of the band's career.
"It will be, I dunno, a very-much-needed sort of last chapter, or last hurrah of this chapter for us," says Nick.
Courtesy of EWNick Jonas graces the cover of EW's new summer special issue and he knows how he's spending his summer already: He'll be on the road with his buddy Demi Lovato on their joint Future Now tour. But in a video interview on EW.com, Nick says making new music is also on the agenda this summer, for both of them.
"We are taking a mobile studio [on the road]," Nick tells EW. "Demi's in the process of making a new record already, and I'm gonna be helping her with that a little bit and we're gonna bring people out to write for her stuff, and the projects that I'm doing." Demi's new album will be a follow-up to Confident, which just came out in October.
"You know, when I'm on the road I'm really creative in a really good spot," Nick adds. " Just because being on the stage every night inspires you in so many different ways."
Nick says he and Demi are currently working on "putting the best possible show together." He explains, "We’re building the show musically first...selecting what songs we’re gonna play. It’s gonna be an intertwined show so it won’t be two sets broken up, but a night of music."
In addition to hits from his last album, like "Jealous," Nick says he's excited to perform tracks from his new album Last Year Was Complicated, which is coming out next month.
"For me, getting to play those songs live will just be a dream come true," he tells EW. "And seeing what connects to the fans live...you spend so much time making the music in the studio...which is really rewarding, but to actually get up on stage, feel the energy of the crowd and sing the songs is unlike anything in the world."
In addition to writing new songs and making new music, Nick says he's also excited to see Demi blow everyone away with her performance.
"Demi's one of the best singers in the game right now," Nick tells EW. "It's been amazing to watch her grow. Vocally, just she's really come such a long way and it's been amazing for me to watch [her] in the past year [have] some really standout performances...where people really took notice of her voice."
"It feels good, you know?" he says of the tour. "It's a win for everybody!"
The Honda Civic Future Now tour gets underway June 24 in Sunrise, Florida.