Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image AwardsA vault purportedly containing unreleased Prince songs was drilled open, according to ABC News affiliate KSTP-TV.
The singer, who released 39 studio albums and dozens of other musical projects, died April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was 57.
Bremer Trust, the St. Cloud, Minnesota, company given temporary authority over Prince's estate, opened the vault to which only Prince had the code, KSTP-TV added.
Previously, Prince spoke openly about his treasure trove of music on The View.
"One day, someone will release them. I don't know that I'll get to release them," he said back in 2012. "There's just so many."
The seven-time Grammy Award winner reportedly left behind a vault containing so much music his estate could put out an album a year for the next century.
"We could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a year or more," Susan Rogers, Prince's former recording engineer, told ABC's Good Morning America.
Rogers added that the vault in Prince's Paisley Park home was a giant room with shelves that filled up quickly. The door to the vault was sealed with a large spinning wheel.
The news of Prince's vault being opened comes as his sister, Tyka Nelson, claimed earlier last week that the singer had no will or trust, according to paperwork she filed in Minneapolis.
Several of Prince's siblings are expected in court Monday as they begin the process of sorting out what will happen with the singer's estate. It's expected that Prince's estate will be divided between Nelson and his five half-siblings, if state law is adhered to.
Parkwood/ColumbiaAll the attention Beyoncé has received for her surprise album, Lemonade, has paid off on the sales chart.
Lemonade, which has sparked plenty of discussion over whether the singer's husband, Jay Z, cheated on her, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It earned 653 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday, including 485 thousand in pure album sales.
Lemonade is Beyoncé's sixth solo album -- all have gone to #1 on the Billboard 200.
Prince continues to have a strong presence on the Billboard 200 following his death last month. He occupies five of the top seven slots, led by The Very Best of Prince, which is #2. The 2001 compilation earned 391 thousand units earned, including 216 thousand copies sold.
The Purple Rain soundtrack rounds out the top three, with 150 thousand units earned, including 133 thousand copies sold.
Billboard notes that Drake's latest album, Views, will likely debut at #1 on next week's chart, with forecasters predicting it could sell more than 800 thousand copies in its first week of release. The album dropped this past Friday.
Image Group LA/ABCAfter some intense rehearsals, Selena Gomez is finally ready to kick off her Revival tour this week. She tells InStyle this time around she’s making all the decisions -- including the curation of her killer on-stage wardrobe.
“It’s crazy because now I get to collaborate with designers that I’ve aspired to work with and all of the looks are so distinct and beautiful,” she says. “I can’t wait for people to see them because they’re very different. Every single look has a feel to it and it takes you to a different place… I think people are really going to like the wardrobe.”
There’s one outfit in particular that stands out from all the rest: a costume designed by Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. “That was one where I put on the actual costume when it was done and I was just completely blown away,” she says. “It makes me feel so bada**. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
Selena tells InStyle she watched a playback of her tour rehearsals last week and was “overwhelmed with emotion.” “I have never cared about a tour as much as I cared about this one,” she says.
The tour, which kicks off May 6 in Las Vegas, follows the mega-success of Selena’s 2015 album, Revival. “I spent a year and a half working on this album,” she says. “I did not at all anticipate the success that it would have because it's the first time I've actually really put myself out there. Now I'm putting it all together; it’s insane and it's all in my control.”
Kevin Mazur/WireImageBeyoncé has postponed a date on her just-launched Formation World Tour.
She had been scheduled to perform at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, this Thursday, but the concert has been pushed back. A new date for the show has yet to be announced.
The reason for the postponement is unclear. TMZ speculated that it may have been due to stadium renovation, but the official Twitter account for the venue responded, "Nissan Stadium was ready and able to host the May 5 Beyoncé show, and we look forward to the rescheduled event."
Bey's tour kicked off in Miami last Wednesday. She's visited Tampa, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, in recent days, and will be in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday night.
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth in February 2012; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImageMileyCyrus and her reported partner Liam Hemsworth's sister-in-law, Furious 7 actress Elsa Pataky, now have something else in common -- they're both sporting matching tattoos.
The 23-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer and Pataky, 39, along with two other girlfriends, each got a small wave tattoo in black ink.
It's the work of Australian tattoo artist Lauren Winzer, who posted a photo on Instagram of the body art on various places of the ladies' bodies, including their wrists, a finger and a foot.
Cyrus has been vacationing with Liam, 26, in his native Australia, where his family – including brother Chris Hemsworth and Chris' wife, Pataky – currently live, according to People magazine.
Republic RecordsOne of The Voice’s youngest winners ever, Sawyer Fredericks, has a release date for his full-length debut album. A Good Storm comes out May 13.
The album includes his new song, “4 Pockets,” which is available as an instant grat track for those who pre-order.
To celebrate the upcoming album release, the 17-year-old season eight champ will be returning to The Voice to perform “4 Pockets” on May 3. On the same night, DNCE will also perform a medley of their singles “Cake By the Ocean” and “Toothbrush.”
After his Voice appearance, Sawyer will be hitting the road with his new music for a headlining tour beginning May 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Here is the full track list for A Good Storm:
"Take It All" "This Fire" "Lovers Still Alone" "Stranger Ft. Mia Z" "Shots Fired" "Still Here" "A Good Storm" "Not Coming Home" "What I’ve Done" "4 Pockets" (Original Mix) "4 Pockets" (Pharrell Williams Mix)
And here are the tour dates:
5/8 -- Albuquerque, NM, Low Spirits 5/10 -- Denver, CO, Soiled Dove 5/11 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up 5/12 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Post Theater 5/14 -- Portland, OR, Lola’s Room 5/15 -- Seattle, WA, Triple Door 5/17 -- Petaluma, CA, Mystic Theater 5/18 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst Atrium 5/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour 5/20 -- Santa Barbra, CA, Velvet Jones 5/22 -- Grass Valley, CA, Center for the Arts 5/23 -- San Francisco, CA, Social Hall 5/25 -- San Diego, CA, Voodoo Room at House of Blues
Meredith TruaxNeon Trees’ Tyler Glenn takes aim at the Mormon church in the video for his solo debut, “Trash.” The visuals, which premiered on Rolling Stone Friday, reflect the openly gay singer’s conflicted relationship with the religion and its stance on the LGBT community.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure," Tyler sings, while surrounded by references to his former faith. He even spits at a modified portrait of the church’s founder, Joseph Smith.
"I needed to make this statement to artfully show the pain of a faith crisis and the darkness of doubt,” Tyler says in a statement. “But also that there are ways to reclaim what is yours -- I'm beginning to reclaim what is mine now with this song, with this video and with this record."
Tyler came out to Rolling Stone back in 2014, and at the time he was also a practicing Mormon. But he says his views changed after the church confirmed last year that they would ban gay members.
His first solo album is set to be released this fall.
Credit: Alan SilfenAs the music world mourns the loss of pop icon Prince, celebrities and artists who had the opportunity to work with the eccentric musician provide anecdotal stories of the singer -- including Lionel Richie, who says that the "Purple Rain" artist refused to do the "We Are the World" collaboration simply because he didn't want to.
According to Richie, who co-wrote the 1985 charity song with Michael Jackson, Prince was invited to participate in the A-list collaborative effort, but declined last minute.
"I mean, I sat on the phone with him for the longest time," Richie told Access Hollywood. "I said, 'Prince, we're all down [here] waiting on you.' He says, 'Can I do it in a separate room?' 'Okay, I'll call you back later.'"
Lionel continued, "I would love to tell you that that's different from anything else he's ever done. That's just Prince. Of course he's not going to be at a group of singers at the time when we want him to show up."
Richie also revealed that he had to try real hard to get the singer to attend the American Music Awards that year, which Lionel hosted, but according to the "All Night Long" singer, it was difficult "to talk him into showing up."
Disruptor Records/Columbia RecordsThe Chainsmokers run into car trouble in the official music video for “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya.
In the clip, the electronic duo encounters Daya and a group of female dancers while driving through the woods. During their face-off, The Chainsmokers’ vintage lowrider starts to bounce out of control.
The duo, joined by Daya, recently performed the song at Coachella. The Chainsmokers previously released a lyric video for the tune, which follows a couple dealing with the ups and downs of their relationship.
ABC/Randy HolmesSeems like Mariah Carey already said yes to the dress. The singer reveals to Entertainment Tonight that she has her wedding dress all picked out for her impending nuptials to Australian billionaire James Packer.
"I tried my dress last night," she tells ET. "It looks good. They came and brought it...I can't say the people. I can't say their names. The fabulous designer house that's amazing."
Based on Mariah’s massive 35-carat engagement ring, one might assume the couple is going all out with their wedding planning. But Mariah says they’re being “normal” about it. After all, it marks the third marriage for both of them.
"I'm just going with whatever I like," Mariah says.
Mariah’s been on her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour in Europe, which is being filmed as part of her E! docu-series, Mariah’s World.
Image Group LA/ABCTurns out, Justin Bieber isn’t that conceited. The self-professed Christian took to Instagram yesterday to refute reports that he had compared himself to God. It all started with another Instagram post earlier in the week, which featured Justin lying in bed with the biblical caption, “And on the 7th day…”
Justin called out some media outlets for suggesting that he was putting himself on the same level as a supreme being.
“Would love to talk about this because it's another moment to point to God,” he writes. “When I said on the 7th day it was a reference to say that on the 7th day he rested giving us a template and example letting us know how important rest is.”
He adds, “People love to twist what was meant for good and maybe it was my fault by not explaining my thought correctly. You can think the worst about me but never ever want people to think I compare myself to The MOST HIGH.”
Credit: David Cannon/Getty ImagesJustin Timberlake is set to show off his golf skills at the 27th annual American Century Championship in Nevada this summer.
He’ll be participating in the celebrity tournament along with a host of other entertainment personalities and athletes, including former NBA player Charles Barkley, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and comedian Larry the Cable Guy. Justin, as we know, is an avid golfer and took part in the championship last year as well.
The 54-hole tournament will take place at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course between July 19 and 24. It will be televised live on NBC Sports and NBCSN. The event will help raise money for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit, biomedical research organization.
Meanwhile, according to Hits Daily Double, Justin's new song from the movie Trolls will be coming out in early May, with the soundtrack set for an October release. A new full-length album release from Justin is rumored to be in the works for the latter part of this year.
RCA RecordsBritish gardeners are really digging “Uptown Funk.” According to U.K.’s The Mirror, research by the discount chain Poundland found that the Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson tune is the number one song Brits listen to while gardening.
Green thumbs are also pressing play for Adele’s “Hello,” which comes in at number four on the list. Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” ranks number six and Ellie’s Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” rounds out the top 10.
The ranking was compiled to mark the launch of a new line of gardening supplies from Charlie Dimmock, a gardening expert and English TV personality.
Randall SlavinIf you’ve seen the revealing video for his new single “Close,” you know Nick Jonas has been keeping his body in great shape. This summer, he’ll have a new workout buddy: his Future Now tour mate, Demi Lovato.
"Demi is killing it right now with her fitness game. She looks amazing," he tells E! News. "I think we're going to get a trainer and have someone out on the road with us. But also, every night on stage is a workout.”
When he’s not on the road, he says he tries to work out at least three times a week and typically trains at Heart & Hustle in West Hollywood. On cardio day, he says he dons a “sauna suit under layers of sweat suits to get cut up a bit” and does “weight training.” Nick adds, “I do a circuit of high heart rate exercises and building muscle."
It’s enough to make you work up a sweat just thinking about it.
Nick and Demi’s Honda Civic Tour: Future Now will kick off June 24 in Sunrise, Florida.
Interscope/Kemosabe/RCAKesha joined Zedd on stage at Coachella earlier this month for a surprise performance of his song "True Colors." Now the song is finally available to download. Listening to the lyrics, it's easy to see why Kesha likes the song.
"I've escaped my capture/And I have no master," she sings. "And somehow, it's like I've waited all my life/One page at a time/I'll show you my true colors/And no, I won't apologize for the fire in my eyes/Let you show you my true colors/It's ain't your rainbow."
As previously reported, Kesha has been embroiled in a legal battle in which she's asking to be released from her recording contract with producer Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, owned by Sony. She's accused him of "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally" abusing her for years. Dr. Luke has emphatically denied the allegations. A judge denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed Kesha to terminate her contract with Sony, but Luke's Kemosabe gave them permission to release the song.
In a statement, Kesha says, "It's such a blessing that Zedd has given me this opportunity to record his song 'True Colors.' This song’s message spoke to me so deeply that I knew I had to find my own interpretation and record it, to spread the beautiful message of personal empowerment."
She adds, "It gives me hope that I will someday soon be able to release my own album. Until then, let's all celebrate our own truth."
As for Zedd, he says, "'True Colors' is an extremely meaningful song to me and when I learned the song also spoke to Kesha it became even more special and took on new meaning...I'm unbelievably excited to share this emotional collaboration with the world. This is more than just a song."
Columbia RecordsSuch is the scruinty of Taylor Swift's personal life that her boyfriend's new single will no doubt be picked apart by fans wondering if it's about her.
Taylor's sweetie, Calvin Harris, and Rihanna have teamed up for their first collaboration in five years: "This Is What You Came For." It's now available to download and stream. The two previously worked together on the 2011 worldwide smash "We Found Love."
“Baby, this is what you came for/Lightning strikes every time she moves/And everybody’s watching her/But she’s looking at you,” Rihanna sings on the pop/EDM track.
Calvin and Rihanna performed "We Found Love" together onstage at Coachella earlier this month, where he was the first DJ ever to be billed as a premier headliner at the festival. As previously reported, Taylor dropped hints a week ago at Coachella about the new collab when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram sporting a jacket emblazoned with the single’s lightning bolt artwork.
It's not clear if this single is a one-off, or the lead track for a future album. Calvin's last disc, Motion, came out in 2014. Last summer, he released the hit single "How Deep Is Your Love."
Calvin currently has a residency at Las Vegas' OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace; he plays Friday nights on select dates through the rest of the year.
Lloyd Bishop/NBCIggyAzalea dropped by Late Night on Thursday to plug her upcoming second studio album, Digital Distortion, and also helped host Seth Meyers out with one of his recurring sketches in which he explains the newest teen slang.
The sketch features Meyers explaining the "hot new slang the kids are using." For Thursday's bit, he gave the definitions for supposedly new slang words and phrases and brought the 25-year-old Australian rapper to give examples of how they're used in conversation.
The new slang terms included: "Whilefi" -- the socially sensible amount of time you need to be at someone's party before asking for the wi-fi password.
Azaleas example: "This party sucks because I have to talk to people, but soon, I'll be all up in Safari. Hashtag Whilefi."
Another of Meyers' teen slang words: "Broachella," which he defines as "a concert mostly attended by middle-aged ladies."
Iggy's example: "My mom and Auntie Cathy are dragging me to a Celine Dion concert this weekend. Hashtag "Broachella."
Other slang terms included, "Kasich" -- "A guy who has no chance, but keeps trying anyway," and "WhoDatWhoDat" -- "What your mom says when you're watching a movie with her."
Later, Azalea sat down for an interview with Meyers and discussed about several things, including a tattoo on her foot that she hid from her mother when they were on the beach by wearing socks.
She also talked about her new album, which, unlike the first, won't include any guest appearances by other artists. "I did have kind of like a crazy year. Last year was a big year for me in my life," the "Fancy" rapper explains. "And so, I wanted to think about it in some way, still a way that was fine and people could enjoy. But I felt like it was really important for me to be the one delivering that message."
Azalea also performed "Team," the first single from Digital Distortion, set to come out in June.
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCMaroon5 frontman Adam Levine, who also serves as a coach on The Voice, dropped by The Tonight Show on Thursday and discussed a number of things with host Jimmy Fallon, including his pregnant wife's strange cravings.
Levine tells Fallon that model Behati Prinsloo, 26, who is pregnant with the couple's first child -- a daughter -- has one food in particular that she just can't live without lately.
"She's eating a lot of watermelon -- a lot of watermelon," says the 37-year-old singer. "You know, 'cause you get random cravings for stuff and there's just like so much watermelon."
"That's not bad," notes Fallon, explaining, "You'd think it would be like ice cream or all that stuff."
"She eats that too," replies Levine.
Some of the other subjects Adam and Jimmy discussed include his earliest musical influence: the 1980s metal band Motley Crüe.
"I was 10, Dr. Feelgood came out...and it was kind of an inappropriate record to like when you're 10," he recalls. "I had a karaoke machine...so I'd play the first side of Dr. Feelgood...and I had this really crappy drum set...and every day I came home from school...and play all of side one of Dr. Feelgood and just beat the crap out of the drums all day."
Levine also talked about his fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton, who, like Adam has, "been on the show forever."
When Fallon asked if the two might team up for a duet, Adam replied, "No," before joking, "I don't like him at all."
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Demi Lovato performs at the 58th annual Grammy Awards; Cliff Lipson/CBSDemiLovato and Nick Jonas are gearing up for their Future Now Tour kicking off in June, and they tuned up for the trek by joining Late Late Show host James Corden for an upcoming installment of "Carpool Karaoke."
"What are you up to? We were just filming a new #CarpoolKaraokewith a couple friends," Corden announced on The Late Late Show's Instagram page on Thursday, along with a photo of the trio following their trip around Los Angeles.
An airdate for the segment has yet to be announced, but Corden also filmed a "Carpool Karaoke" with Selena Gomez a few weeks ago that's set to air in June, so look for Demi and Nick's piece to air sometime during the summer.
The Future Now Tour will kick off in Sunrise, Florida, June 24 and make over 40 stops in the United States and Canada, before wrapping up in Los Angeles September 17.