PLAYON FEST TO FEATURE ED SHEERAN, CARDI B, COLDPLAY & MORE PERFORMANCES – (04/22/2020)
PlayOn Fest, a new virtual music festival, will feature performances from Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, among others.
Warner Music Group shared plans for the three-day online event, which will stream from noon to midnight ET this Friday through Sunday on PlayOnFest.com and the Songkick YouTube channel.
The festival will also feature concert footage from Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, The Flaming Lips, Bruno Mars, Panic! at the Disco, Green Day, Korn, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie, Twenty One Pilots, David Guetta and others.
The event is meant to entertain people self-isolating at home amid the coronavirus pandemic and raise funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Full Story: Variety
TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘SOON YOU’LL GET BETTER’ GETS BIG SALES BOOST AFTER ‘ONE WORLD’ SPECIAL: After past weekend’s One World: Together at Home special, sales of songs performed on the show experienced a 735% increase, according to Nielsen Music. One of the big winners was Taylor Swift’s heartbreaking song “Soon You’ll Get Better,” a deep cut from her Lover album she originally wrote about her mother’s cancer battle. Billboard reports that after the Saturday telecast, the song sold 1,000 downloads – up from “essentially nothing” on Friday. The other two winners were Kacey Musgraves’ touching ballad, “Rainbow,” which sold nearly 3,000 downloads, and “Carnaval,” by Latin star Maluma, which sold a little over 1,000 downloads. Both songs barely sold anything on Friday.
FRIENDS PILES ONTO ALL IN: Speaking of Friends, the cast is getting involved in the now viral celeb All In Challenge. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer,Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc took to social media and announced what they will be offering for the Challenge. They are giving fans the opportunity to be their “personal guests in the audience for the taping where you’ll get to see us all together again for the first time in ages, as we reminisce about the show and celebrate all of the fun we had. PLUS, sip a cup of coffee with us in Central Perk, and get the Friends VIP experience on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.”
JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER DONATE 100 MEALS TO EAST LA DOCTORS HOSPITAL – (04/22/2020)
Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner, along with Joe’s manager, Phil McIntyre and wife Shonda, teamed up with the Fueling the Fearless campaign to donate 100 hot meals to the East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital.
Platters of falafel, pita, salad, rice, and Mediterranean dips from Aliki’s Greek Taverna were delivered directly to the hospital’s doctors and nurses.
“A BIG THANK YOU to @joejonas @sophiet @philymack @shondamcintyre for donating 100 meals to East LA Doctors Hospital,” the campaign shared their thanks for the donation on their Instagram.
The Fueling The Fearless Campaign works to hire local restaurants struggling to make ends meet as a result of the worldwide outbreak.
Jonas, 30, and Turner, 24, are expecting their first child and have been holed up in quarantine together amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Full Story: Page Six
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