POST MALONE, ALICIA KEYS TO PERFORM AT ‘BILLBOARD’ MUSIC AWARDS – (09/30/2020)
This year’s top Billboard Music Awards nominee, Post Malone, has been confirmed as a performer on the telecast, which will air October 14th on NBC.
Post is up for 14 nods at this year’s awards, which will be hosted once again by Kelly Clarkson. Also joining the lineup is Alicia Keys, who’ll be returning to the stage for the first time since 2012 for a performance of a song from her new, self-titled album.
Other artists who’ll be hitting the BBMA stage include country star Luke Combs and Latin superstar Bad Bunny, who have four nominations each. Country music legend Garth Brooks will receive this year’s ICON Award.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live from L.A.’s Dolby Theatre.
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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TEASES NEW MUSIC WITH PRODUCER TIMBALAND – (09/30/2020)
Justin Timberlake has shared a short clip of himself vibing to a beat with friend and record producer Timbaland.
As the music plays, the two bob their head in unison and at one point Timbaland excitedly proclaims, “Got that beat!” “Back together again,” the singer captioned the post.
“Timberlake’s last album was 2018’s Man of the Woods and this is the first time he’s hinted at a potential sixth album.
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JASON DERULO IS FIRST SOLOIST TO TOP POP SONGS CHART IN 2000S, ‘10S & ‘20S: Jason Derulo just turned 31 last week – but that hasn’t stopped him from making history spanning three decades. With his new single “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” catapulting to the top of the pop chart this week, Derulo has become the first and, so far, the only solo artist to top the Billboard Pop Songs chart across the 2000s, the 2010s and now the 2020s. He previously topped the chart with 2009’s “Whatcha Say,” 2010’s “In My Head,” 2014’s “Talk Dirty ft. 2 Chainz” and 2015’s “Want to Want Me.”
KELLY CLARKSON SUED BY FORMER MANAGEMENT COMPANY RUN BY EX-HUSBAND’S FATHER: Kelly Clarkson is being sued by longtime management company Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, the father of Brandon Blackstock, her ex-husband. The management company filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming it’s owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. According to the complaint, Kelly has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show. The suit alleges a breach of oral contract, and seeks declaratory relief and an accounting. Kelly and Brandon got divorced after nearly seven years of marriage earlier this year.
MARIAH CAREY REVEALS WHY SHE AND NICK CANNON DIVORCED – (09/30/2020)
Mariah Carey has revealed that the strain from being a working mom took a toll on her marriage to Nick Cannon. In her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she said, “Along with double the joy came double the responsibility. It was a lot of work and a lot of having to be home and available.”
She continued, “Making the necessary adjustments to being working parents in entertainment took its toll on our relationship, and the end of our marriage came fast, as it began. Even though we had prenuptials in place, the divorce took two years to become final and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.”
Mariah said that she and Nick could have worked things out but “eogs and emotions got inflamed.”
She explained, “Honestly, I think Nick and I could have worked it out between the two of us, but egos and emotions got inflamed (which can translate into many billable lawyer hours, and ultimately, it did. It was tough. We both wanted to make sure everything was cool for our family.”
She concluded, “We will always be family and we make it work. We still have fun, reminisce, and joke. And we are both certain that Roc and Roe are indeed our light. Every day they give us new life.”
Mariah and Nick tied the knot in 2008 before welcoming twins Morrocan and Monroe in 2011. They divorced in 2016.
LIONEL RICHIE TO RECEIVE A ‘WASHINGTON OSCAR’ NEXT MONTH: Next month, the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank, will present Lionel Richie with one of its annual Distinguished Leadership Award – an honor known as “the Oscars of Washington.” Lionel will receive the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award for his philanthropy and his legendary career, which includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, multiple Grammys, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and more. During the virtual ceremony, taking place October 14th, Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, will introduce Lionel.
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