DID RIHANNA’S DAD REALLY HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS? – (04/21/2020)
A source close to Rihanna has denied that the superstar’s father Ronald Fenty contracted COVID-19. During a recent interview with The Sun, Fenty claimed that RiRi sent him a ventilator after he tested positive for coronavirus. He told the publication that he spent 14 days in an isolation center in Barbados, saying, “I thought I was going to die to be honest. I have to say, I love you so much, Robyn. She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done.”
However, a source close to Rihanna disputed the story, telling Page Six, “He doesn’t need a ventilator, and she didn’t send him one.”
The source added that Rihanna was not aware of her dad’s diagnosis and is not happy with the story.
SAM SMITH IS PRETTY SURE THEY HAD CORONAVIRUS – (04/21/2020)
Sam Smith is convinced that they once had coronavirus, despite not being tested for it.
The musician spoke to Zane Lowe in a recent interview and shared that they self diagnosed the infectious virus. “I didn’t get tested but I know I have it,” Sam shared. “I’m just going to assume that I did because everything I’ve read completely pointed to that. So yeah, I think I definitely had it.”
Sam revealed that their sister was also showing the same symptoms. Sam and their sister did quarantine for three weeks after that in order to protect their family. Sam believes they had the virus just as UK was going on lockdown and started to quarantine.
Last month, Smith confirmed that the title and release date of their third album will be changed, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally entitled To Die For, Smith’s third LP was set to be released on May 1st.
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‘ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME’ ALBUM RELEASED – (04/21/2020)
A live album featuring the performances from the One World: Together At Home event has been released to stream, with profits going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
The album features all of Saturday night’s televised songs – from Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more – plus several hours of performances from earlier in the day, when Adam Lambert, Kesha, Maren Morris with Hozier, Ellie Goulding, Niall Horan and others played live on the Internet. The album includes 79 tracks, which adds up to a total running time of over four hours.
The special – hosted by late-night TV’s Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon – also featured Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Usher, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, J Balvin, John Legend, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Billie Joe Armstrong, LL Cool J and many more.
The album is available to stream on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music and will boost the money already raised by the event, which previously totally almost $128 million.
The full eight-hour event, including the two-hour primetime lineup, can also be watched again on YouTube.
The TV special, which aired across 30 networks over the weekend, notched 20.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That figure does not include the number of people who viewed the special over streaming.
The concert, organized by Global Citizen and curated by Lady Gaga, aimed to celebrate the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic and encourage spread-preventing measures like social distancing.
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