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Pitbull to launch I Feel Good tour with Iggy Azaela in August

Courtesy Live Nation Pitbull feels good -- and he wants you to feel good too. That's why he's bringing his upbeat anthems to stages across North America starting this summer. Pitbull's I Feel Good Tour kicks off August 20 in Clarkston, Michigan, and is scheduled to wrap up October 13 in Tampa, Florida. Iggy Azalea will join him as a special guest. Mr. Worldwide will be performing new music from his upcoming English-language album, as well as all his hits. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. In other Pitbull news, he recently became a part owner of the NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing. He tells Billboard that he was impressed with the devotion of NASCAR fans -- or, as he puts it, "the passion, to see the loyalty, to see the willingness to just run through a wall for the team that they love." Pitbull adds, "If I can use a car, NASCAR, the races and music to unite people, that is an honor, a tremendous opportunity and a tre..

“Respect France, you morons”: Justin Bieber & Hailey catch flak for what they wore...

Marc Piasecki/GC Images We're not sure how or why it happened, but Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, who've been vacationing in Paris, ended up meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, on Monday. But when Justin posted a photo of the four of them posing together, many fans expressed their displeasure at what the couple chose to wear to the meeting. According to E! Online, the meeting took place at the president's residence, the Elysée Palace. Monday was the annual Fête de la Musique, or Music Day, in France, which might be why the Biebers were there. As the New York Post reports, Justin wore a Celine pinstripe suit and buttoned-up shirt, but he accessorized it with a silver necklace and blue-and-white Jordan 1 Low sneakers. As for Hailey, the Post says she wore a nude-colored LaQuan Smith dress and strappy Femme stiletto heels, but the halter top of the dress left her abs completely bare. The look drew ire from several fans. "When you go to..

Hear Years & Years’ new version of “The Edge of Glory” from Lady Gaga’s...

Interscope Lady Gaga has tapped a variety of LGBTQ+ artists and allies to record songs from her album Born This Way for the Tenth Anniversary special edition that's coming out June 25. The latest addition to the project is a new version of "The Edge of Glory," recorded by U.K. act Years & Years. Years & Years is the name of singer/actor Olly Alexander's music project. If you haven't heard the music, you may have see Alexander starring in the recent HBO Max drama It's a Sin. He also sang the Pet Shop Boys song "It's a Sin" with Elton John on the recent BRIT Awards. Years & Years' throbbing, electronic update of "The Edge of Glory" is available now, as are the reimagined versions of "Judas, "Born This Way" and "Marry the Night," recorded by Big Freedia, Orville Peck and Kylie Minogue, respectively. As previously reported, Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary will include all the songs from the original album, plus six reimagined tracks. The artists who&..

Metallica tribute album, featuring Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara & 51 other artists, due September...

Blackened Recordings We finally have a release date for that Metallica tribute album that will feature Miley Cyrus' version of "Nothing Else Matters." The Metallica Blacklist is due September 10, and focuses on the songs on Metallica's biggest album: Their 1991 self-titled project known as "The Black Album." But rather than having 12 artists interpreting the album's 12 songs, 53 artists have all offered versions of their favorite tracks on the album. So in addition to Miley's take on "Nothing Else Matters," there are 11 other versions of the song by 11 other artists. If you pre-order the album, you'll get an instant download of Miley's song, which as previously reported features Elton John on piano, producer Andrew Watt on guitar, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums, Robert Trujillo of Metallica on bass, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Other artists featured on the album include Alessia Cara, Weezer and Colombian star Juanes each performing their own v..

Designer Janessa Leoné sweetly reacts to Taylor Swift wearing her design on ‘Red (Taylor’s...

Beth Garrabrant Designer Janessa Leoné was thrilled to hear Taylor Swift will release Red (Taylor's Version) later this fall -- but there was something else that excited her even more. Taylor chose to rock one of Leoné's signature designs in the photo that went along with Taylor's announcement, and that image will also serve as the upcoming album's cover art. Speaking with Billboard, Leoné recalled the shock she felt when she recognized that Taylor was wearing one of her hats, a burgundy cap dubbed "The Mattie." "It came as a total surprise to see her sport Mattie on the album cover -- we were genuinely shocked, but thrilled," the designer said, adding she had no idea Taylor intended to use any of her designs for the album cover. "I've known her stylist for years," Leoné continued, but added that she "did not work with her team on this shoot -- it was completely organic." Leoné added, "Taylor is an icon for so many young women, so we're honored that s..

Avril Lavigne taps skateboarding legend Tony Hawk to launch her TikTok account

Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect. Avril Lavigne is finally on TikTok and made the big announcement with help from real-life "Sk8er Boi" Tony Hawk. The two teamed up for the punk princess' TikTok debut on Monday, which featured Avril lip-syncing her 2002 hit, before the camera cut to Hawk grinding on a series of ramps. Avril also threw it back to her "Sk8er Boi" era by wearing a red and blue-striped tie similar to the one she rocked in the music video. When she began mouthing the lyric "they had a problem with his baggy clothes," she flipped her hair over her shoulders as the camera focused in on the tie. Cut to Hawk -- who was wearing the same tie. It appears the skateboarding legend had a ball helping Avril film the lighthearted video: He's seen grinning widely after doing a series of stunts. As of early Tuesday, the collaborative video had been liked over two million times. @avrillavigne He was a… @tonyhawk ##GoSkateboarding ##sk8rboi ♬ Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne Co..

Billie Eilish apologizes after past problematic videos resurface: “I am appalled and embarrassed”

Kelia Anne MacCluskey Billie Eilish issued a lengthy apology Monday after old videos of her seemingly mocking Asian and Black accents resurfaced earlier this month. Taking to her Instagram story, the singer thanked her followers for holding her accountable for her past problematic behavior. "Many of you have been asking me to address this. This is something I want to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not," wrote Eilish, referencing a video in which she is seen lip-syncing to a song that uses an Asian slur in the lyrics. "There’s a video edit going around of me when I was 13 or 14 where I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community," the Grammy winner explained. "I am appalled and embarrassed...that I ever mouthed along to that word." Eilish added that song was her first exposure to the word "as it was never used around me by anyone in my family," but agreed she should have known be..

Nick Carter, Lance Bass, AJ McLean and Joey Fatone tease “Back-Sync” music

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images It looks like fans of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC may get their boy band reunion after all. Nick Carter, Lance Bass, AJ McLean and Joey Fatone recently got together in support of Pride month, but what really got fans excited was the possibly of a joint album from the foursome, which AJ teased on TikTok. When asked to elaborate on the potential collaboration, the BSB star told Entertainment Tonight, "I said that we're, you know, maybe cooking something up." "This could be something, maybe, I don't know...We're definitely cooking. There's been a lot of positive feedback from the fans," AJ added. "Look, a lot of fans for the last almost 30 years have wanted to see this happen in any level, whether it's all 10 of us or four of us, whatever that is," AJ continued. "And now that it's happening, even if it's just one time, I don't know, this may not be just a one-off." In addition to discussing the potential for..

Selena Gomez says her “cursed” relationships crippled her self-worth

Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic Selena Gomez is diving into her special connection with the word "rare," which she used when naming her third studio album, beauty line and mental health initiative: called Rare, Rare Beauty and Rare Impact, respectively. Speaking with Vogue Australia for its July cover, the "Lose You to Love Me" singer revealed why the word resonates so strongly with her: She says it challenged the old, more negative opinion she used to have about herself. "I think most of my experiences in relationships have been cursed. I’ve been way too young to be exposed to certain things when I was in relationships," explained Selena. "I guess I needed to find what was that word for me, because I felt so less than in past relationships, and never really felt equal." Selena said she adopted the word after reading the lyrics to her song "Rare" for the first time; the song is about recognizing self-worth and learning when she had outgrown a relationship. "I just said, 'This is w..

Pink says learning how to make music at home during the pandemic was “empowering...

Andrew MacPherson Pink has accomplished many things in her amazing career, but one thing she'd never learned was the technical part of making music. However, when the pandemic came along, Pink had to learn quickly, and now she says, "It was a huge accomplishment." Speaking to the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Pink says, "I learned how to use GarageBand and record myself. For a 40-year-old girl to learn how to be alone for the first time in her life...it was a huge accomplishment for me, because I'm usually at the whim of engineers and producers." Pink then ticked off the songs she recorded and released while in lockdown: Her duet with her daughter Willow, "Cover Me In Sunshine;" her duet with Keith Urban, "One Too Many," and her duet with the British singer Rag'n'Bone Man, "Anywhere Away from Here." "To be able to do it on my own...it just felt so empowering and liberating," she gushes. Pink also detailed her morning routine for the WSJ Magazine, which involve..
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