ABC/Fred LeeSelena Gomez may dominate Instagram, but Taylor Swift still reigns supreme on Tumblr. The micro-blogging site revealed its Year in Review lists, and Taylor tops the ranking for Tumblr’s most popular solo artist of 2016.
Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Selena Gomez round out the top five.
5 Seconds of Summer, meanwhile, tops the list for most popular band. They beat out Twenty One Pilots, One Direction and Fifth Harmony for the number-one spot.
As for most popular album on Tumblr, that honor goes to Beyonce’s Lemonade. That album is followed by Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots, Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan, Made in A.M. by One Direction and ANTI by Rihanna.
Denise TruscelloJennifer Lopez has extended her Las Vegas residency show again. The singer has announced 15 additional performances for her All I Have show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The new dates include 12 in September 2017 and three in October. They’ll go on sale beginning Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. PT.
J.Lo's extravaganza recently won the Best of Vegas Award for "Best Production Show" by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Here's the list of new residency dates:
September 2017: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 October 2017: 4, 6, 7
Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCThe secret to a successful relationship? Puzzles, according to Meghan Trainor. The singer gushes to Entertainment Tonight about her boyfriend Daryl Sabara and his sweet five-month anniversary gift.
"We went out to dinner and we did puzzles because I love doing puzzles lately,” she says of how they celebrated the milestone. “He bought me three special cool puzzles that are, like, 3D and we spent the day just chilling. It was awesome."
She admits she’s “in love” with the Spy Kids actor, and says she knew it almost immediately.
"It was pretty right away," she says. "I've never been treated so nicely [by] a guy…he showed up to our second date with a rose in his hand and I was like, 'Oh, you're a movie, awesome.' I was like, 'You're the one!'"
And the two don’t just work on puzzles together -- they’ve collaborated on some music, too.
"I actually made him write some songs with me, so we've collaborated," she tells ET. "He’s a musician. It's fun to have someone that understands what you're doing and he loves artists, so he loves getting to see the behind-the-scenes."
Mert Alas & Marcus PiggottIn a new cover story, Billboard's Woman of the Year, Madonna, expresses her sadness about the presidential election, especially in light of the fact that so many women voted for Donald Trump.
"It felt like someone died," she says of her post-election emotions. "It felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you," adding, "Women betrayed us."
Asked why women supported Trump, Madonna says, "Women hate women...Women's nature is not to support other women. It's really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children."
She adds, "Other people just didn't bother to vote because they didn't like either candidate, or they didn't think Trump had a chance in the world. They took their hands off the wheel and then the car crashed."
As for what she plans to do about it, Madonna tells Billboard, "I'm trying to figure out my response...I like the idea that women are marching on Washington, D.C., the day after the inauguration. I want to rain on his parade."
The Queen of Pop also discusses how she stays relevant in today's music scene.
"I don't ever think about my age until someone says something about it. I feel that I have wisdom, experience, knowledge and a point of view that is important," she tells Billboard. "...Age is only brought up with regard to women. It's connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny."
She continues, "When Leonardo [DiCaprio] is 60 years old, no one is going to talk about his relevance. Am I relevant as a female in this society that hates women? Well, to people who are...not chauvinists or misogynists, yes."
Madonna will be celebrated as Billboard's Women of the Year at a gala event this Friday in New York City.
Image Group LA/ABCJustin Bieber may have just announced his first-ever North American stadium tour, but we know at least one thing he won’t be doing while on the road: online dating.
During his 26th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, Ellen grilled the Bieb on his dating life. Turns out, he’s single, but not exactly ready to mingle. “I’m not dating anybody. I'm single,” he told Ellen. “I’m not really looking, either.”
Ellen then asked him whether he’s ever tried Tinder while on the road. He said he hasn’t been on Tinder, or any dating app for that matter.
“Would you be curious to do that?” Ellen asked. “Not really,” he replied.
Justin’s last high profile romance was with Selena Gomez back in 2012. He’s also been linked to Hailey Baldwin and Sofia Richie.
Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd has earned it -- the third-largest first-week sales of the year, that is -- with his latest album, Starboy.
Billboard reports that the album, which racked up 348,000 sales units its first week in stores, follows Drake's Views and Beyoncé's Lemonade, which scored the #1 and #2 biggest debuts of 2016, respectively.
Since its November 25 release, Starboy, the follow up to his breakthrough album Beauty Behind the Madness, has become The Weeknd's second number one Billboard 200 and is the only second album to exceed over 100,000 streaming equivalent album units one week.
CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty ImagesAn alleged secret romance between Michael Jackson and a young woman named Shana Mangatal will be revealed in a tell-all book written by Mangatal, reports Electronic Urban Report.
Titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance, Mangatal claims that her love affair with the late pop icon began the first time she saw him at his 1988 Madison Square Garden concert in New York City, and lasted until 2009.
She states that Jackson pointed at her while performing his hit song, "Human Nature," while singing the lyrics "See that girl -- she knows I'm watching. She likes the way I stare."
"He kept glancing at me for the remainder of the concert and I was sure we had made a love connection," Mangatal writes in the memoir.
Throughout Michael and Me, Mangatal discusses her alleged two-decade relationship with the legend, which includes tales of Michael flying Shana "to events out of the country, details of Jackson initiating phone sex and Mangatal claiming that Jackson took her virginity."
Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance is currently on sale everywhere.
Florent DéchardReady for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight? This should get you into the spirit. A teaser video has been released featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels lip-syncing to Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic.”
Bruno is one of the performers at this year’s annual fashion show. While he doesn’t appear in the clip, the Angels take turns mouthing the lyrics as they dance around in lingerie and active wear.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was taped last Wednesday in Paris, airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Lady Gaga and The Weeknd also will be performing.
James Dimmock/E! EntertainmentMariahCarey's eight-part docu-series, Mariah's World, premiered Sundy night on E!, delivering what the pop diva promised would be a side of her fame that not many people get to see.
The fast-paced hour showcased Mariah as she tackled the overwhelming demands of her time leading up to the launch of her Sweet Fantasy World Tour -- during which she was also planning a wedding with her now ex-fiancé, Australian billionaire James Packer, and also being a mommy to her five-year-old twins with ex-husband Nick Cannon, Monroe and Moroccan.
Packer, with whom Carey broke up while recording Mariah's World, was mentioned frequently during the show, but never appeared on camera.
The debut episode also introduced us to Mariah's Sweet Emotion entourage, including her snippy tour manager, Stella Bulochnikov; Stella's apparently unqualified personal assistant. Molly; musical director Big Jim Wright; choreographer Anthony; and backup dancer and rumored boyfriend Bryan Tanaka.
Along the way, Mariah, dressed provocatively and draped across a couch, speaks directly to the camera with funny and often self-deprecating commentary.
Republic RecordsHailee Steinfeld has released a number of singles since she branched out from acting into music, but she's now got a bona fide smash on her hands with "Starving," her collaboration with Zedd and the EDM duo Grey.
"It’s so crazy that they are [connecting with it], period, to begin with," Hailee tells ABC Radio. "The thought of that is just insane. Whenever you put something out that means something to you and you find that it means something to other people...there’s nothing more rewarding."
As for why she thinks "Starving" -- the chorus of which goes, "I didn't know that I was starving 'til I tasted you" -- has become so popular, she says she's not sure.
"I don't know -- it tells a story and you can hear that story," Hailee says. "It’s crazy that people are loving it."
Of course, the song's success may have something to do with the fact Zedd, Hailee's collaborator on "Starving," has a great track record when it comes to creating hits for young female pop stars. He did it first with "Clarity" and Foxes. Then he did "Stay the Night" with Hayley Williams, as well "Break Free," with Ariana Grande, not to mention "I Want You to Know" with Selena Gomez.
By the way, "Starving" isn't the only hit Hailee has on her hands now. Her latest movie, Edge of Seventeen, just hit theaters, and it's getting rave reviews.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteJessie J is teaming up with Make Up for Ever for its new Artist lip and face collection. She’s kicking off the collab with a new music video, in which she covers the classic Frank Valli song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” while modeling different makeup looks.
“I enjoy revealing different parts of my personality in my look which makes Make Up for Ever such a great partner,” Jessie says in a statement. “The core of the brand is what I am about: creating characters to showcase who you are, exploring and expressing yourself in the way you want through makeup, colors and energy.”
She adds, “I definitely feel that my makeup reflects how I feel whether you want to do just a lip or a full blown smoky eye, your mood can be reflected in your make up and this is why LIFE IS A STAGE!”
ABC/Randy HolmesGet ready to step into Mariah’s World. Mariah Carey’s new docu-series premieres on E! Sunday. In a new sneak peek, the singer talks about coming from nothing before hitting it big.
She opens up while sailing on a yacht with her nephew Shawn. "I think me and Shawn have a great relationship because we both understand what it's like to literally come from nothing," she says. "We did not grow up this way, people have to understand this."
Mariah explains that her mother encouraged to sing at around four years old and she started doing demos when she 12. “I moved to Manhattan alone as a teenage girl,” she says. “It was an exciting time for me, even though I had nothing."
She adds, "I lived, like, on a mattress on the floor. I was writing my songs and being a horrible waitress. My demo tape ended up at Sony and they signed it away."
In another preview clip, she works on her tour set list with musical director Big Jim Wright.
ABC/Paula LoboJohn Legend's fifth studio album, Darkness and Light, is now out everywhere, and two of its singles, "Love Me Now" and "Right By You," have already connected with fans on a deep level.
The award-winning vocalist tells ABC Radio's GMA After Hours about the meaning behind the songs songs.
Of "Love Me Now, John says, "The song's about living life to the fullest, loving to the fullest, enjoying every moment that you have and knowing that the world has some uncertainty and some trouble and some pain. But if you hold the people you love close to you, you can get through it together."
As for "Right by You," which was written for his seven-month-old daughter Luna, the singer says that the song raises questions about what it means to be a parent, and in John's case, a new father.
"We wrote it before she was born, in fact. And it was kind of in anticipation of being a new father and kind of the uncertainty that comes with it and the questions that we all have about how's your kid gonna turn out," John begins.
"How are you gonna be as a parent? Are you gonna influence them in the right way? So it's kind of approaching all of that," he adds.
John says being a new father has been quite the experience so far, giving him a new outlook on parenting.
"You've never done it and it's a very humbling thing," he says.
"Because no matter how smart you think you are, or successful at other things you are, when you're a parents, you're brand new. It's kind of very equalizing in a lot of ways because everybody has to go through that. And it humbles you."
Image Group LA/ABCAlessia Cara is set to receive the Rule Breaker award at Billboards 11th Annual Women in Music event this year. The award celebrates an artist who has pushed boundaries in the music industry and who defies the conventional.
Alessia joins Kesha, whos getting the Trailblazer award; Meghan Trainor, whos being honored with the Chart Topper award; and Halsey, wholl pick up the Rising Star award. Shania Twain is receiving the Icon award and Madonna is this years Woman of the Year.
The Women in Music event will take place on December 9 in New York City and will air nationally on Lifetime on December 12.
Brendan WalterIf waiting until next month for Train’s new album is making you impatient, the band has something to keep you happy while you wait. The album, a girl a bottle a boat, is available for pre-order today and pre-orders include the brand new song “Working Girl” as an instant download.
Train also has released a lyric video for the song, which features frontman Pat Monahan writing out the lyrics while sitting on a tour bus. The song is about a couple laying out their requirements for a relationship. “I’m in love with a working girl,” Pat repeats on the chorus.
A girl a bottle a boat comes out January 27. In a statement, Pat says the album has been “the most fun and fulfilling” of all the Train albums.
"Every album I've ever been a part of writing has had a fair amount of difficulty,” he says. “Wanting to touch people's lives is a daunting task but when it happens it makes all of the blood sweat and tears worth it.”
Courtesy of Gaga/NFL/PepsiWant to join Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl in February? She’s giving you the chance! The singer has announced her “Guest of Honor” contest in partnership with Pepsi and the NFL.
Fans will have a chance to win a trip to Houston, Texas to catch her halftime performance on February 5. To enter, make a video showing why you’re Lady Gaga’s biggest fan and why you deserve to be her Guest of Honor. Then, post your video to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOHContest and #PepsiHalftime.
And finally, make sure to follow @Pepsi and @LadyGaga on Instagram and Twitter. Do it all by December 15 and you’ve got a shot.
In celebration of the contest, Gaga released a special “Fanifesto” video that paid tribute to her fans. "Fandom can inspire a young girl to be an artist like me. It can give somebody the courage to speak up or come out," she says in the video. "Even turn a room full of strangers into a family for three hours on a Sunday."
Joshua BrandaoTonight, Madonna brings “art, music and mischief” to Miami’s Art Basel international art fair. The singer will be hosting an event to benefit Raising Malawi, the charity she founded in 2006.
"Founding Raising Malawi is one of the most meaningful things I have done in my life," Madonna says in a statement. "Raising Malawi's evening of art, music and mischief at Art Basel will support our latest project to establish Malawi's first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit.”
She adds, “I'm excited to give others the opportunity to be part of this undertaking that will ultimately safe lives and help the children of Malawi."
In addition to a performance by Madonna, the event will feature special guests including Oscar-winning actor and Madonna’s former husband Sean Penn, Ariana Grande and comedian Chris Rock. Late Late Show host James Corden will serve as the master of ceremonies.
The fundraising event will take place at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach.
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesFollowing a charity gala Monday where Hillary Clinton presented an award to Katy Perry, the singer has managed to sum up in an Instagram post what her experience campaigning for Clinton has meant to her.
"From the outside it probably looks as though I've always had a 'voice,'" she writes. "Truth is, I have never had one like I have found in the past year. I have a found a new voice, a more determined voice. I grew up sheltered, suppressed and kept silent for fear of giving the wrong answer. [Or that] I would reveal my poor education. Or I was just scared.
"Hillary helped me see that we're all in this together, no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what status and education we have or don't have," says Katy.
Katy goes on to say that Clinton "lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out. Feelings of despair still comes in waves, but now more than ever I am MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness as best I know how, through my art and influence."
The singer says she's "continually inspired" by Clinton's strength, and finishes her post by promising that in 2017, we'll be hearing a whole new "her."
"It's funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, 'Shut up and sing,'" she writes. "Boy, will I do so in a whole new way... next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN."
Katy is expected to release a new album next year.
Francesco CarrozziniOneRepublic will hit the road in 2017 in support of their new album, Oh My My, but right now, they're focused on their current single, "Kids." Lead singer Ryan Tedder tells ABC Radio it was inspired by his experiences as a young man, and how he rejects the notion that those were his "glory days."
"The song’s nostalgic, both the way it sounds and what the lyrics are -- if you can understand them, ‘cause I’m singing ‘em pretty fast," Ryan laughs. "But really, the idea is looking back on youth, early 20s, late teens, and that time period where you feel like 'Oh my God, anything’s possible'...this sense of freedom and 'This is incredible'...if you have the wherewithal to actually appreciate your youth when you’re in it."
But as exciting as that time was for him, Ryan says he was struck by the realization that things might never be as good again.
"I was like, 'Oh my God, what if this is as good as it gets?,” Ryan says he remembers thinking. "'What if we’re peaking?' Because there are people who genuinely look back the rest of their lives talking about the good old days."
"This song is literally like 'Glory Days,'" he adds, referring to the Bruce Springsteen song of the same name. "And so for me, it’s about being that age and saying, 'Well, let’s not let this be as good as it gets.'"
That's why the key lyrics in the song are, "I refuse to look back thinking days were better/Just because they're younger days."
While we wait for OneRepublic to announce tour dates, Ryan says he and the band will be in Europe until right before Christmas, and then he and his family are heading to Vail, Colorado for the holiday break.
ABC/Mark LevineKelly Clarkson is currently working on a brand new album, but she's been taking time out to make some festive appearances. Thanksgiving night, she appeared on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, and this past Monday, she was on ABC's CMA Country Christmas. Yesterday, she sang at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. But why do all those things, when she doesn't have an album to promote? Because, Kelly says, she just loves the opportunity to sing Christmas music.
"Honestly, my Christmas record’s my favorite ‘cause it’s more soulful," she tells ABC Radio. "I feel like Christmas music either sounds super soulful or it sounds super big band sound, which are both my favorites."
In addition to that, Kelly says, "I’ve just always loved the songs. You can get away with cheesy and it’s OK, ‘cause it’s Christmas! And so I love that."
You can watch Kelly's performance at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Monday night on the Hallmark Channel, and she has even more holiday appearances coming up: this Saturday, she'll be the Grand Marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade, and on December 16, she'll host Miracle on Broadway, a Christmas-themed charity concert, also in Nashville. On Christmas Day, she'll appear on ABC's Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration.