DUA LIPA BROKE STREAMING RECORDS WITH ‘STUDIO 2054’ – (12/01/2020)
Dua Lipa broke streaming records with last week’s (November 27th) Studio 2054 event.
According to a press release, the virtual concert featuring Lipa, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Angele, Bad Bunny, FKA Twigs, J Balvin, Tainy and Miley Cyrus has pulled in 5 million views so far. Official numbers include over 1.9 million unique log-ins from China, 95,000 from India and 263,264 tickets sold across the regular ticketing platforms meaning that the 5 million views number is both conservative and a not-yet-final number.
Due to high demand, the Studio 2054 live stream will continue to be available until Sunday, December 6th at 11:59pm.
BTS SETS BILLBOARD RECORDS – (12/01/2020)
BTS’s newest single “Life Goes On” set a record by debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 following their previous chart-topper “Dynamite.” According to Billboard, BTS is the first duo or group in history to have two No.1 Hot 100 debut songs. “Life Goes On” is also the first Hot 100 No. 1 in the chart’s 62-year history sung predominantly in Korean.
The song is the lead single of BTS’ latest offering, BE. The album was released on November 20th and has also topped the Billboard 200.
SHAWN MENDES ANNONCES LIVESTREAM BENEFIT CONCERT – (12/01/2020)
Shawn Mendes announced that on December 6th, he will perform a livestream benefit concert, Wonder: The Experience, to celebrate the December 4th release of his fourth studio album Wonder.
The livestream will feature music from the upcoming album, including the lead single “Wonder” and other yet to be released songs.
The event is free, but fans have the option of donating to the Shawn Mendes Foundation to help support and amplify the voices of young leaders driving positive change.
Wonder: The Experience is the 2020 finale of the American Express UNSTAGED series, and is the final of Mendes’s Wonder Residencies, which also included performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
CONFIRMED: A$AP ROCKY IS DATING RIHANNA – (12/01/2020)
It looks like the rumors may be true! Page Six and People have reported that A$AP Rocky is indeed dating Rihanna. The two were spotted having dinner with friends at the Beatrice Inn in NYC over the holiday weekend.
Rumors started swirling that the two were dating after Rihanna split from her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel back in January.
Neither A$AP nor RiRi have confirmed or denied their relationship.
MILEY CYRUS ‘FRUSTRATED’ BY ALBUM DISTRIBUTION ISSUES – (12/01/2020)
Miley Cyrus responded to fans that had a hard time finding the singer’s latest offering, Plastic Hearts, in stores on Black Friday.
Not only did fans struggle to locate the album in stores, but those who pre-ordered did not get their copies of Plastic Hearts on November 27th, as promised. In a statement posted to Twitter Sunday (November 29th), Cyrus explained that she is “equally/if not more frustrated.”
She wrote, “When choosing 11/27 THE SUGGESTED DATE for album release my team and I were never told major retailers don’t stock physical albums on Black Friday and wouldn’t get copies of PH until a few weeks after release. The packaging of the record is intimate, honest, and a visual reflection of the sound of my new record that I am so proud of. It was created BY ME personally at home making art FOR YOU. I want it in your hands!”
JENNIFER LAWRENCE SPOTTED FILMING: Jennifer Lawrence was spotted in a red wig in Boston on Monday, filming a Netflix movie in which she plays an astronomer who has detected an asteroid approaching earth. Don’t Look Up is one of four films she is working on right now. (Page Six)
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