Monty Brinton/CBSBy the looks of it, Gwen Stefani would make a great road trip buddy. In a new teaser clip for her “Carpool Karoake” segment on The Late Late Show, Gwen joins James Corden to sing some tunes and imitate emojis.
The two sing along to one of Gwen’s old No Doubt hits, “Don’t Speak,” and her newer single, “Used to Love You.” James also asks her to give her impressions of the red lady dancing emoji, the kissy face emoji and the eggplant emoji. He stumps her with that last one.
Courtesy of MasterClassYou don’t have be a contestant on The Voice to get singing tips from Christina Aguilera. Her instructional singing program is now available on MasterClass.
“This class is for all the artists out there trying to find their voice,” Christina says. “I’m proud to share through MasterClass my love of music and all of the vocal techniques I’ve learned throughout the years.”
Her program will feature more than 20 video lessons, covering three-and-a-half hours. It’ll focus on vocal performance and technique, including breath control, vibrato, growls and how to expand one’s range. Christina will also break down some of her biggest hits and share lessons she’s learned in the biz.
Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagicAfter walking the Met Gala red carpet in a tech-inspired bodysuit and sky-high platforms, Lady Gaga took the stage at the event’s after-party last night.
She and Mark Ronson rocked out on electric guitars for a special performance of Talking Heads’ 1983 new wave song “Burning Down the House.” Gaga changed out of her silver Versace outfit in favor of a more comfortable T-shirt and blazer.
A couple of months ago, Mark confirmed he’s been working on Gaga’s new album -- a follow-up to 2013’s ARTPOP.
Niko Guardia Blossom BerkofskyShawn Mendes is currently in the midst of his world tour and now he’s giving fans a backstage glimpse into life on the road. Billboard has premiered the first episode of his World Tour Diaries series.
In the black-and-white video, the camera follows Shawn from the end of one of his gigs back to his hotel room and onto his tour bus. It then shows him preparing to perform to 8,000 people in Oslo, Norway -- the biggest show he had played to date.
“I’m really nervous today,” Shawn admits. “Extra nervous. Once I get out there, I know seeing the crowd and hearing the crowd is gonna just blow me away and I’m gonna feel so comfortable and ready to do it.”
The Oslo show took place last month. After playing a show in Paris, France on Monday, Shawn heads to London for back-to-back shows on Thursday and Friday.
Afeni Shakur in September, 2006; Annette Brown/Getty Images
Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur, has died at age 69.
Davis' death was confirmed by the Marin County, CA, Sheriff's Department in a series of tweets Tuesday morning.
"Renown [sic] rap artist #Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur Davis, age 69, died late last night in Marin County," the sheriff's department tweeted at 6:32 a.m. ET. Subsequent tweets reveal deputies responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. PT Tuesday at Davis' home in Sausalito, CA. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she "died @ 10:29 PM," the tweet reads.
"Sheriff's Coroners Office will lead investigation to determine exact cause & manner of Afeni Shakur's death," reads another tweet.
A former member of the Black Panthers, Afeni Shakur -- born Alice Faye Williams -- gave birth to son Tupac in June of 1971, just one month after she was acquitted of taking part in various bombings the Black Panthers were accused of carrying out. Tupac later celebrated her in his 1995 song "Dear Mama."
After Shakur was murdered September 13, 1996, Afeni became the trustee of his estate, creating the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to that end. She was co-creator of the 2014 Tupac-inspired Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, and was involved in the forthcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, scheduled for release this November.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesTaylorSwift wasn't just one of the co-hosts of the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night -- she was also one of its most-talked-about celebrities.
The singer made waves at the star-studded event with a metallic silver dress, dark lipstick and a short, platinum blonde hairdo. It was in line with the night's theme, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."
Beyoncé took a break from her just-launched tour -- and the persistent rumors about her marriage to Jay Z -- by showing up in an elegant peach gown. The rapper was not in attendance.
Katy Perry's outfit was innovative -- she wore a black Prada gown that featured gold and even a Tamagotchi digital pet.
Kate Upton may have had the greatest accessory of all -- a new engagement ring. The model revealed to E! News that her longtime boyfriend, baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, recently proposed. "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she said.
Other stars who walked the red carpet included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Alicia Vikander and co-host Idris Elba.
Check out ABCNews.com for photos of some of the stars who attended the event.
ABC/Adam TaylorBoyzII Men's Wanyá Morris is still standing after Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, but not before landing in jeopardy.
The competitors delivered two separate routines: a solo performance saluting icons of music and a team dance. Morris and his pro partner Lindsay Arnold earned a combined score of 55 out of a possible 60, landing them in a three-way tie for second place with Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy and UFC fighter Paige VanZant and partner Mark Ballas.
Wanyá and Arnold performed a foxtrot to Aretha Franklin's version of “I Say a Little Prayer," earning scores of nine from all three judges, for a total of 27. Len Goodman thought it was "full of whimsy and joy," although he did have a minor problem with Morris' posture during the routine. Carrie Ann Inaba also liked the routine, but demanded more, explaining this is the time in the competition when he needs to "put it on the floor and leave it on the floor."
Morris picked up an extra 28 points following the team dance, in which the men beat the women. The ladies earned 25 points.
Backstage, the highly competitive singer told ABC Radio he wasn't angry over not getting three 10s from the judges. "Never upset...what it does is just...gives us something to drive for," he said.
When asked if juggling DWTS and his concert commitments are creating any tension between him and his Boyz II Men bandmates, Wanyá insisted, "If life hasn't broken up Boyz II Men, Dancing with the Stars doesn't have a chance."
America's Next Top Model season-22 champ Nyle DiMarco and his partner Peta Murgatroyd had the night's top score, with a combined total of 56. In a double elimination, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Fields and her dance partner Sasha Farber, and pro football player Von Miller and his pro partner Witney Carson were sent home.
Dancing with the Stars continues next Monday on ABC.
Adam Wakefield on “The Voice”; Trae Patton/NBCThe latest Voice performance show began on a patriotic note, with appearances by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
The two joined host Carson Daly at the start of Monday night's two-hour broadcast to promote the five-year anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, which calls on Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families.
Obama introduced a performance by the top 10, who sang "Home" by Dierks Bentley. Afterward, the artists from Teams Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams competed for viewers' votes.
The contestant who was "instantly saved" last week, DanielPassino of Team Pharrell, was first up with the Aerosmith hit “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” His former coach, Christina, said he laid out his heart and soul with passion. Pharrell detected pitch issues, but he pointed out that in the middle of the performance there was a note that "came in under" and Daniel pushed through.
Team Adam's Shalyah Fearing followed up with Emeli Sandé's "My Kind Of Love." Blake said he likes it when Shalyah is "wild" with her singing. Pharrell enjoyed the fact that she operates "in the now." Adam said he regretted telling her earlier in the season to rein it in.
Nick Hagelin of Team Christina tackled "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson. Pharrell commented that Nick -- Christina's "comeback artist" earlier in the season -- represents hope for people looking for a second chance. Christina said the influence of the King of Pop on Nick is in him and he can "execute it really well."
Hannah Huston of Team Pharrell covered the Adele hit "Rolling in the Deep." Adam liked 99% of it, but thought there was one note that was slightly off in the chorus. Pharrell seemingly disagreed, saying the performance was a "1,000% amazing." He added that Hannah has shown growth as an artist.
Team Adam rocker Laith Al-Saadi played the B.B. King version of "The Thrill Is Gone." Blake praised his guitar skills but cautioned him not to downplay his singing ability. Adam said it was the "best show of musicianship" he's ever seen on the show.
Paxton Ingram of Team Blake belted out Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." Blake said Paxton is "becoming this artist right before our very eyes." He declared that Paxton's performances this week and last is the reason why he's a coach on The Voice.
Paxton's teammate, Mary Sarah, sang "Stand by Your Man" by TammyWynette. Adam said it was very much "in the zone" of who Mary Sarah is. Blake said the country audience was engaged with the performance, which blew "the roof off the place."
Bryan Bautista delivered a rendition of Romeo Santos' "Promise" for Team Christina. Pharrell gushed about how amazing it was. Christina stated that Bryan is the only remaining artist representing the Latino community.
Alisan Porter of Team Christina sang Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly." It was a choice inspired by her past addiction and a boyfriend who passed away. Adam commended her for making the tune personal. Christina said she was proud of Alisan for sharing a heartfelt story.
Team Blake's Adam Wakefield closed the show by sitting behind the piano for Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman." Pharrell loved the piano solo in the middle, and said Adam is the "next one." Blake called it his favorite performance of the night.
One artist will be sent home on Tuesday night's results show, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteRachel Platten has been nominated for her share of awards since she broke out big with "Fight Song," but she never expected that her debut hit -- or at least, her performance of it -- would be nominated for an Emmy, let alone win one, but that's exactly what happened over the weekend.
Rachel's inspirational performance of "Fight Song" on ABC's Good Morning America last May won the Daytime Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program. Not only does GMA get a trophy, but Rachel does as well. Considering that her competition in that category included Adele, Bruno Mars and Annie Lennox, it's quite an accomplishment, so no wonder Rachel was thrilled.
"I kind of screamed," Rachel tells ABC Radio about her win. "I had no idea that was gonna happen. I was like, 'Adele will definitely win. Adele is very powerful. She wins a lot.' I didn’t really at all expect that to happen, so I was really proud."
Rachel is also really proud of her recently wrapped Wildfire tour, which was her first-ever headlining trek. She tells ABC Radio that it was a revelation for her to be able to spend as much time as she wanted chatting between songs and telling her fans the stories behind them.
"I wanted to talk more and more," she says. "I wanted to tell them stories more and more. I got more and more comfortable with understanding that for the first time ever I was the headliner. I didn’t have to rush! I could take my time and really give the audience -- give my fans -- what they wanted, which was not just the songs, but me."
Rachel will take some time out from polishing her new Emmy to do a prestigious performance next week -- she's singing at the Invictus Games, which were created by Prince Harry of Great Britain for wounded armed forces members and veterans to compete against one another in a variety of sports.
This year, they're taking place in Florida, and Rachel will perform May 12 at the closing ceremony, along with Phillip Phillips, Voice winner Jordan Smith, country group Rascal Flatts and rapper Flo Rida.
Parkwood/ColumbiaBeyonce is claiming her music throne one track at a time as the "Formation" singer has managed to have all of her 12 Lemonade songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
In true Bey-dom fashion, the pop star's album made music history by having 12 of its tracks debut on the Billboard Hot 100, while all 12 also appeared on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. According to Billboard, this is the first time that a female act has charted 12 or more songs on the Hot 100 at the same time, surpassing Taylor Swift's previous record of 11, set on November 13, 2010.
Since its release, Lemonade has taken the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums with 653,000 in sales and streams in the week, according to Nielsen Music. The album also tops the magazine's sales-based R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with 485,000 in pure album sales, giving Queen Bey her sixth number one on both charts.
Beyonce's Hot 100 chart listing for Lemonade is below.
Position, Title No. 10, "Formation" No. 11, "Sorry" No. 13, "Hold Up" No. 18, "6 Inch," featuring The Weeknd No. 28, "Don't Hurt Yourself," featuring Jack White No. 35, "Freedom," featuring Kendrick Lamar No. 37, "Pray You Catch Me" No. 38, "All Night" No. 41, "Daddy Lessons" No. 43, "Sandcastles" No. 47, "Love Drought" No. 63, "Forward," featuring James Blake
NPG Records/Chelsea LaurenLos Angeles will be partying like it's 1999 on Friday, May 6, as the city is set to honor Prince on the steps of city hall.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate the late musician's legacy in music and philanthropy. The celebration will be hosted by the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti, council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson and council member Jose Huizar.
The announcement came via the event's Facebook page, which reads in part, "Our very own City Hall was the prime location for the 'Diamonds and Pearls' video. The City of Los Angeles is proud to have been the home away from home for a tremendous talent that touched our city. We look forward to celebrating his contributions to music, Los Angeles, and the world."
Mayor Garcetti expressed his admiration for the singer via a statement issued last week.
"Prince was a once-in-a-generation talent. His genius on stage, and in the studio, was matched only by his determination to protect the integrity of his art and defend the rights of artists to control what they create," he said. "Memories of his work take me back to my childhood -- and years later, I had the good fortune to witness his brilliance during an incredible performance at the Roosevelt Hotel. That night, I spoke to him briefly about my admiration for his music. Today, I join people in Los Angeles and throughout the world in mourning the loss of a true icon."
Meanwhile, news has emerged that before he died, Prince changed his diet.
That's according to his chef, who confirmed to ABC News that the singer, who died April 21 at the age of 57, had been eating less in recent days, and had asked for foods that were more "easily digestible," because he suffered from frequent sore throats and an upset stomach.
The chef also said that when he heard that Prince's plane had made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois the week before he died because the singer was ill, he was not concerned, because he knew there had been was flu going around.
Meanwhile, sources familiar with the investigation tell ABC News that Prince was using multiple doctors to get prescriptions for painkillers, which he'd reportedly been taking for his chronic hip pain. A search warrant has been executed on a local Walgreens in connection with the investigation.
Finally, a company called Heir Hunters International, which specializes in locating people who stand to inherit estates, has identified two additional heirs in addition to Prince's sister Tyka and his half siblings. They are a niece and a grandniece of one of Prince’s half brothers, Duane.
A local attorney tells ABC News that according to Minnesota law, they would split Duane's share of the estate, which means that they'd each get 1/14.
ABC/Fred LeeKaty Perry made a terminally ill fan’s dream come true. The singer sent a video message to 13-year-old Sophie Birtles, who’s suffering from a degenerative condition called Juvenile Sandhoff disease.
Sophie’s friends and family started a social media campaign to get Katy’s attention using the hashtag #YoureAFireworkSophie, and it quickly went viral. Family friend Jo Pack shared Katy’s video on Twitter today.
"Hi Sophie, it's Katy Perry here,” the singer says in the clip. “I heard your story and I just wanted to tell you that you are a firework, and you are trending, and I do love you and everybody loves you and we're thinking about you all over the world right now and sending you so much love. I hope you can feel it through this message. Love you Sophie."
Jo also shared a video of Sophie watching the video from her hospital bed on the Isle of Man in the U.K. Sophie is seen blowing a kiss at the computer screen.
Photo by George Pimentel/WireImageJustin Bieberposed with a tiger at his dad’s engagement party over the weekend, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is not happy about it. The animal rights organization released a statement about the incident, advising the Biebs about the dangers of such photo ops.
"Justin Bieber is lucky not to have had his throat torn out by this stressed captive tiger," PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange says in a statement. "Tigers used for photo ops are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and the Bowmanville Zoo, in particular, was caught whipping one tiger more than 17 times, even after the cat was lying on his back in a position of submission and fear.”
The statement continues, “This is why PETA urges everyone to stay far away from cruel and dangerous big-cat photo ops and also why we're asking Justin to vow that this will be his last time promoting these types of abusive outfits."
ABC/Phil McCartenNick Jonas and Kate Hudson are still enjoying each other’s company. According to People, the two were spotted having dinner together Sunday at the Italian restaurant Carbone in New York City.
Kate was wearing a sheer purple top, purple velvet blazer and flared jeans. Nick sported black pants, a black jacket and a green button-down shirt. It was the first time they’ve been seen out in public together since they addressed rumors of a relationship back in February.
"Kate's incredible,” Nick told Complex magazine for its February/March issue. “We had an unbelievable connection as two humans who just admire things about each other, and see something in each other that's beautiful."
They’ve both continued to insist they’re single, though.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCIt's Britney at the BBMA's, b***.
After a couple weeks of rumors, Britney Spears has confirmed that she'll appear at this year's Billboard Music Awards. She'll receive the Millennium Award, which is given to artists to recognize "their outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry." The previous recipient of this award was Whitney Houston in 2012.
The most exciting news, though, is that Britney will perform a medley of her greatest hits during the show. It won't be too difficult for her to pull that off, since she sings all those classics regularly during her Las Vegas show, Piece of Me. Since the Billboard Music Awards are being held in Vegas, she won't even have much of a commute.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, from the T-Mobile Arena. Ludacris and Ciara will host the show, which will also feature performances from DNCE, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Trae Patton/CBSFor stars of Hollywood and the fashion world, the Met Gala is THE party of the year, and Met Gala fixture Taylor Swift -- who's co-chairing the event -- is bringing a special date with her: Selena Gomez.
Selena told Access Hollywood, "We're going together. It’s so fun. It’s going to be the best. It’s like kind of prom for fashion. I love going because everybody just shows up and feels great and has fun."
The bash, which takes place at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has a theme each year. This year, it's "Fashion in an Age of Technology," so what will Selena's look be? Man-made or machine-made? She wouldn't say.
"I don't wanna get in trouble,” she said, but added that her outfit will be "beautiful” and “so cool.”
Meanwhile, Selena's Revival Tour kicks off Wednesday in Las Vegas. So, will Taylor show up to perform with her, just like Selena did during Taylor's 1989 tour? “She would in a heartbeat,” Gomez told Access Hollywood, “but she knows how important this tour is for me and I do want to make it about me for a while.”
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.”