On January 1, Last Christmas by Wham finally goes to No 1 in the UK singles chart. This song made history when it became the song that took the longest time to climb to number one: 36 years.
Climbing from Three to One, the Christmas favourite song by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley racked up 9.2 million streams over the past week, going to the top of the chart. In the same week, fans celebrated the fourth anniversary of the death of George Michael.
‘Last Christmas’ stayed five weeks at Number Two when first released in 1984 – kept off the Number One spot by Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’.
Before Last Christmas, the record for the song that took the most time to reach the top 1 belonged to Is This the Way To by Tony Christie with 33 years and 4 months.
Last Christmas is a popular song in every Christmas season. Before the new achievement, this is the UK’s best-selling song that has never topped the market’s single chart.
The 48-year-old rapper apologizes to Rihanna through the song “Zeus” in his new album titled “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B”.
On December 20, Just Jared reported that Eminem had decided to apologize to Rihanna. He expressed sorrow for the decade-old lyrics about Chris Brown that leaked in 2019, where he rapped that he sided with Brown — who pleaded guilty for assaulting his then-girlfriend, rising pop star Rihanna.
Eminem raps that: “But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna,” and continues: “For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief. Regardless, it was wrong of me.”
“Zeus” is a song in the new album of “the King of rap” called “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B”. It was co-produced with his longtime collaborator Dr. Dre and also features DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign and Sly Pyper.
The musician is referring to an unreleased track leaked in 2019, in which he backed US singer Chris Brown, who assaulted Rihanna in 2009. In the untitled track, Eminem said: “Of course I side with Chris Brown.” Eminem’s rap was quickly criticized by the media and international audiences becaused fans were sure that the lyrics were aimed at Rihanna as the singer was brutally assaulted by Chris Brown in February 2009, right before the Grammy Awards.
The photo of Rihanna with a bruised face posted by TMZ shook the media. Violence has become a topic exploited by the media for a long time. Chris Brown was then sentenced to six months of community service, five years’ probation and a year of domestic violence counselling.
Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated several times, including on “Numb” on her 2012 album titled “Unapologetic” and “The Monster” from “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” in 2013. In 2010, the hit “Love the Way You Lie” marked the successful collaboration between Eminem and Riri which stirred up many music charts.
Last year saw the breakups of some of the most famous couples such as: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth as well as Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott. However, a new crop of couples are popping up this year whose dating news has been revealed by the media.
Who do you expect most? Here are all the new celebrity couples of 2020…so far.
1. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky (Rumored)
Rihanna had a turbulent year in love when the female artist broke up with her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel in early 2020. However, rumor has it that the ‘Umbrella’ hit maker is now ready for a new love story.
According to People, rumors of Rihanna dating male rapper A $ AP Rocky came after Page Six reported that the couple was spotted having dinner together with friends at Beatrice Inn in New York, USA in late November2020. The two are close friends and have known each other since 2013.
2. Adele and Brit Skepta
Having been friends for many years, Adele and Brit Skepta (real name Joseph Junior Adenuga) have deep connections over music. However, no one has ever thought that the two would go on a date.
The pop star, 32, is dating rapper and fellow Brit Skepta, 38, a source close to Adele confirms to PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. According to this source, they ran in the same circles in Londay and she was having fun.
In recent months “things have been heating up,” the source says of the new couple. “They run in the same circles in London, and she’s having fun.”
3. Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
According to Pagesix, Ariana Grande has been dating Dalton Gomez since March. The 26-year-old singer only revealed a little bit of a boy with her on Instagram Story. Dalton Gomez is a quiet person who already set his Instagram to private. Ariana Grande makes it clear she and Dalton are still dating with a rare kissing photo.
At present they are happy being together. Ariana Grande also took her happy days with Dalton Gomez to create her hit album “Positions”.
4. Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky
In February 2020, Lady Gaga officially announced her new boyfriend Michael Polansky with her fans on the social network through their sweet photos. This guy is an American technology businessman. He graduated from Harvard University, majoring in applied mathematics and computer science.
According to a source from E!, the couple has been dating since the beginning of 2020 and have been together ever since. “Lady Gaga is really happy with her new boyfriend. She always tries to meet Michael as much as possible,” the source said.
Through the documentary about the recording of “Folklore”, Taylor Swift confirmed her boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s co-wrote at least two songs on her latest album.
According to InStyle, Taylor Swift recounts the process of making the Folklore album through Folklore documentary work: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.
In the film, she admitted her boyfriend Joe Alwyn was involved in composing some of the songs in the score. And the name William Bowery mentioned in the album as Betty and Exile’s musician is in fact Joe Alwyn.
The documentary Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions was filmed at the Long Pond studio, upstate New York, in September 2020. The work is directed by Taylor Swift. It was created remotely during the Covid pandemic and launched in July.
The documentary featured performances of the 17 songs on the album and the stories behind them. The album hit the record for most first-day album streams by a female artist on Spotify, a music streaming website at 80.6 million streams. Taylor released “Folklore” with less than 24 hours of notice.
Recently, on the Reddit forum, Zedd has had a meeting with fans in which a lot of facts about him were revealed. Let’s join us to learn 5 secrets first revealed by this famous DJ.
1.”Addicted to a memory” is the most difficult product that Zedd has ever made
“Addicted to a Memory” is a song by Russian-German DJ and record producer Zedd and features vocals from American girl group Bahari from his second studio album, True Colors. It was written by Zedd and Matthew Koma and was released on 14 April 2015 as a promotional single.
It is an electro house song with a piano medley intro which lasts 5 minutes and 3 seconds and has a tempo of 128 BPM. The song has three EDM drops in which the last one is very different from the first two.
2. Collaboration with Porter Robinson
It’s a matter of fact that fans of Zedd and Porter Robinson always express wanting to hear some form of their collaboration and Zedd seems eager to make it happen in reality. He responded: “We recently talked about getting together and making some music together. Hoping it’ll happen“.
3. Skrillex is the man who helped Zedd overcome his fear of using a microphone
Zedd admitted that he was actually ‘terrified’ to use the mic in his first year of touring, and Skrillex helped him get over the fear by essentially forcing him to use it during a show they played together. Zedd says he is grateful to Skrillex for that as he now considers it a key part of fan interaction.
4. Zedd really likes playing games
Zedd said: “A lot of people don’t know this but I actually used to play Counter Strike team in Germany back in the day. I have been obsessed with gaming since I was very little. Other than music it is my big passion!“
5. Good luck also plays an important role in ZEDD’s success
It’s quite true that the further we go, the more important luck can play. Zedd believes that the external influence into one’s achievement is substantially higher than we tend to imagine.
On February 23, the band Dixie Crush announced Lindsey ZRenee Lagestee – the group’s main vocalist passed away unexpectedly after getting hit by a car near Chicago died earlier this week after an accident. On facebook, her bandmates confirmed her death and revealed that she was struck by a car outside of their show in Illinois on Friday, February 14 and died days later. The band’s message began: “To our Dixie Crush family, aka the #CrushCrew, thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support these past few days”.
In wake of the devastating news, a close friend of Lagastee’s launched a GoFundMe page for the musician’s family in an attempt to help raise money to help them pay for the funeral costs. The fundraiser surpassed its US$10,000 goal and currently sits at more than $16,500.
Lindsey Renee Lagestee graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Illinois at the age of 24. She learned to play musical instruments such as the piano and guitar from a very young age. She started singing in college as a hobby and then became a professional singer.
Lindsey Renee Lagestee had been with Dixie Crush since 2015 when the band was founded. “From the very beginning, everyone knew she was something special. Her Uncle Tony described her best as a supernova. Above and beyond her beautiful voice, Lindsey just had a way of connecting with every audience leaving an indelible impression,” the band’s statement continued. The band often cover hits of country music from charts. The group said that they had played more than 250 shows in 5 years together, covering some of the hottest country artists in the industry.
The singer-songwriters below reveal the sweet inspiration behind their biggest hits which was written for their halves.
1. 23 – Shakira
Despite not being as popular as other hits like ‘Can’t remember to forget you‘ or ‘Dare (la la la)”, “23” is one of the most romantic songs of the international star Shakira. She released the song in 2014 to dedicate herself to the longtime boyfriend 10 years younger than her – handsome player Gerard Piqué. They first met when Piqué appeared in her 2010 World Cup music video of ‘Waka Waka’ along with other players. Currently the couple is the parents of two beautiful boys named Milan and Shasha.
23 was the age of Gerard Piqué at the time the couple announced their relationship. Throughout the song are the soft, mellow guitar sounds and Shakira’s fervent, smooth voice. Singer of ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ expressed that she was lonely, painful and disappointed after ending a bad 11-year relationship with Antonio. However, the appearance of Gerard Piqué brought a light to Shakira’s life, and the singer did not hesitate to assert that the Barcelona player was her destiny and lifelong support in her most sincere lyrics.
2. All Of Me – John Legend
“All of Me” is a hit song by American singer John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). It is dedicated to Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen. “All of Me” first aired on American mainstream urban radio as the album’s third single on August 12, 2013.
“All of Me” is a tender piano ballad, which was inspired by his then-fiancée, now wife, model Chrissy Teigen. The couple met in 2007 on the set of his video for “Stereo”. They were then married on September 14, 2013.
When she first heard the song, Chrissy Teigen admitted she was moved to tears even though she wasn’t normally the type of person to cry at things like that. At the same time, Teigen also accepted to appear in the MV All Of Me with his husband.
A live rendition of the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
3. True love – P! Nk ft. Lily Allen
“True Love” is a song written and recorded by American recording artist Pink from her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012).
Pink says that the song is about her relationship with her husband,Carey Hart and she finds the song funny lyrically.This is also the 5th MV with the participation of her husband-a former professional freestyle racing athlete. Unlike other artists who often express their absolute love for their other half in the song, P! Nk wrote the song “ True Love ”, which made fans “half-hearted and funny” because of its humorous truthfulness about life as a live married couple.
Talking about her inspiration for the track, Pink said: “I’ve been in a relationship with this man for 10 years and I’ve figured out no one can push your buttons like your mother or your partner,” and continued: “I have a tattoo on my wrist that says ” with [my husband] Carey [Hart]’s name under it. I think lyrically, it’s really funny and really honest, and people think I’m nuts anyway, so why not tell the truth?”
4. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Perfect is one of the most famous songs of the born-in-1991 male singer from his third studio album, ÷ (2017).
Ed Sheeran told US Weekly that after attending a party at James Blunt’s house, he and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn took off their shoes to dance on the lawn together and then they jumped in the pool. It then became the inspiration for Sheeran to write this hit. With poetic lyrics on a romantic acoustic background, Ed Sheeran shows a deep and warm voice that really moved the listeners.
The second version of the single, titled “Perfect Duet”, with American singer Beyoncé was released on 1 December 2017.Another duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, titled “Perfect Symphony”, was released on 15 December 2017.he song and its official music video received three nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
5. Malibu – Miley Cyrus
“Malibu” is a song recorded by American singer Miley Cyrus as the lead single from Cyrus’ sixth studio album, Younger Now.The song premiered on Beats 1 on May 11, 2017, and subsequently released for digital download and streaming by RCA Records. It discusses Cyrus’ relationship with then-fiancé and The Last Song co-star, Liam Hemsworth. Critics viewed “Malibu” as indicative of Cyrus’ transition into becoming a more mellow artist, and more removed from her previously controversial image. The song became her ninth top-ten entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten.
According to ‘The Climb’ hit maker, the song represents finding a new love from an old love, which is also the love story between her and Liam Hemsworth, her husband. Through ‘Malibu’, Miley Cyrus expressed her deep affection for Hemsworth as well as her happiness when she got back to him.
The owner of the hit song “Happy New Year” announced the official reunion after 35 years away from the stage.
The band’s statement said the members reunited to plan a virtual tour featuring digital avatars, and decided to go back into the studio which made global fans really surprised and excited.
Björn Ulvaeus has confirmed that ABBA will be releasing five new songs in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic halted any reunion concert plans.
The group has already recorded 2 songs for this comeback. One of them is ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ which will be performed by the group on a special program produced by NBC and BBC. The show is scheduled to air in December.
Recently, four members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad announced the launch of a new tour in the near future. However, the group will not appear directly on stage. Instead, the audience will review the group’s images from 1979-1981 via a modern digital system. Speaking of how to do this special tour, ABBA hopes fans can look back on their golden age.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group’s name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983. In 1974, ABBA was Sweden’s first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Waterloo”, which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest.
They are one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with record sales estimated to be between 150 million and over 380 million records worldwide.
In 1979, during the peak of their career, two members Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog announced their divorce. This had made a negative impact on ABBA’s performance activities.Then in 1981, the couple Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad also broke up after many years of sticking together. As a result,the band ABBA decided to disband in 1982.
The famous song ‘Happy New Year’ with lyrics containing a lot of talk and gloomy sadness was released in 1980. It is considered , and also became the most famous song in ABBA’s career.
Recently Selena Gomez’s fans were very surprised by a news shared officially on her Instagram that she had a kidney transplant donated by her best friend Francia Raisa. This is the process of the female singer treating kidney failure caused by complications of lupus.
Last summer, Selena Gomez “disappeared” from the entertainment industry. Some people believe that she is depressed while others assert that the 25-year-old singer is a “secluded retreat” to compose music. Recently, the cause of her silence has finally been revealed thanks to her post on Instagram. Selena wrote: “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of,so I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.”
The ‘Same old love’ singer also expressed that she was looking forward to sharing more with her fans about her transplant journey, but in the meantime she wanted to thank her ‘Best friend forever’ Francia Raisa and her health team. She said: “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me.I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”
Accompanied with Selena’s post is a photo of her and Raisa holding hands while lying side by side on the hospital bed, and another photo shows the scar on her stomach. Francia Raisa is 29 years old this year, famous for her role in the movie ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ on ABC Life.
Selena Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus glomerulonephritis in 2015 and has spent a lot of time resting, dealing with panic attacks and depression. It was reported that Selena’s kidney was damaged prior to surgery. In May 2017, when Selena was at a concert with The Weeknd in Chicago (USA), she was urgently hospitalized because her kidneys were getting weaker and Selena was on the list of kidney transplants.
According to AP, Lupus glomerulonephritis accounts for about 60-75% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. In the long term, the disease leads to end-stage renal failure, dialysis cycle or kidney transplantation.
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Selena began her career by appearing on the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). In her teens, she rose to prominence for her role as Alex Russo in the Emmy Award–winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012). She has a large following on social media, and was at one point the most-followed individual on Instagram. Next year, she will be cast in a movie by the veteran director Woody Allen.
Taylor Swift ends three-year boycott of streaming service over royalties and makes entire back catalogue available to celebrate 10m sales of 1989 album. The decision to repost her songs on Spotify (online music site) has earned Taylor Swift a huge amount of money.
After deciding to leave Spotify in 2014, Taylor Swift brought her songs back to this online music platform and this is considered a wise decision. According to Billboard, the hits of the blonde female singer attracted 47.5 streams and earned her $ 397,000 in just one week.
To celebrate her 1989 album hitting more than 10 million record sales and her selling 100 million total songs, the pop singer announced that she was making her full back-catalog available on all streaming services starting tonight at midnight and this was regarded as her special thanks to all of the fans.
Back in 2014, the ‘Shake It Off” singer pulled her music from Spotify where she was one of the service’s most popular artists, after bemoaning that artists receive a tiny royalty per song play. She initially refused to release her 2012 album “Red” on this music platform and said that valuable things should be paid for. “It is my opinion that music should not be free,” she said at the time.
Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. It is available across a range of devices, including computers, phones, tablets, speakers, TVs, and cars, and you can easily transition from one to another with Spotify Connect.