RECORDING ACADEMY SAYS LEAKED WINNER LIST IS WRONG: Monday night, a Twitter account called Main Pop Data posted messages that it claimed reveal the winners of the 2019 Grammys. The account claimed it had “no video proof, just archived version of the webpage.” Winners, it claimed, included Cardi B’s I Like It as Record of the Year and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” as Song of the Year. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards, told E! the reports are false. In a statement, the Academy said: “There is no legitimacy to this. GRAMMY Awards results are not shared, even with Recording Academy staff members, until the day of the GRAMMY Awards ceremony, when names of the recipients are delivered by Deloitte in sealed envelopes.” The real show goes down Feb. 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
SINGER GETS HARRY STYLES’ FACE TATTOOED ON HER CHEEK – (01/29/2019)
An up-and-coming singer from New Zealand has proved love for Harry Styles in an unusual way.
Singer Kelsy Karter loves the former One Direction star so much that she apparently got his face tattooed on her own face. The new ink is massive and it’s on her right cheek. She debuted the new tattoo – complete with Styles’ initials in a heart – on Instagram over the weekend, writing, “mama, look what i made me do.”
Apparently, she got the tattoo to celebrate Styles’ birthday on February 1st, because earlier this month, Karter shared a tweet that read: “Finally know what I’m getting Harry for his birthday….”
Though Styles has yet to respond to this very unusual display of affection, fans are certainly confused about why Karter would do this. “Think someone needs to put a restraining order on Kelsey Karter on behalf of Harry Styles,” one tweeted.
Karter’s deep love for Styles is pretty well known since she talks – and tweets – about him whenever she gets the chance. She also just released the song “Harry,” which is described as an ode to the “special man in her life, Harry Styles.”
ARIANA GRANDE’S ‘7 RINGS’ DEBUTS AT NO. 1 – (01/29/2019)
Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the singer several chart milestones in the process.
Ari is now only the fifth artist in history with more than one No. 1 debut: She has two, following “thank u, next” in November. The others are Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Britney Spears.
In addition, “7 Rings” becomes Ariana’s second No. 1 just two months and two weeks after she scored her first with “thank u, next.” That’s the fastest anyone’s had two number one hits since Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and “Sorry” back in 2016.
“7 Rings” also hit No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with the second-biggest streaming week ever for a song by a female artist: 85.3 million streams. Ari herself holds the record for the biggest week, when “thank u, next” scored 93.8 million streams.
“7 Rings” is also No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 96,000 downloads sold – more than any song in six months.
“7 Rings” is also only the 33rd single in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at No. 1.
Meanwhile, model and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco is putting his own spin on Grande’s “7 Rings” video. The 29-year-old made an ASL version of the video, captions and signing included. Nyle recently criticized Vevo for not including captions on Ariana’s video for “Thank U Next.”
“You earn more than 650 mill per year and can’t even add captions to @ArianaGrande’s #ThankUNextVideo. There ARE closed caption services that will cost you ONLY $6 (or less) to INSTANTLY appeal to a wider audience. There are 466mill people with hearing loss,” he said at the time.
DiMarco is a deaf artist and winner of America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With The Stars.
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