Joe Jonas’ wife Sophie Turner and his ex, Taylor Swift, both appeared on U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, but it was nothing but love.
On her Instagram, Taylor gushed over getting to appear on the talk show -- which airs tonight -- with Sophie and the Dark Phoenix cast.
“Feeling pretty lucky that I got to be a guest on the same night as @sophiet, Michael Fassbender, @Jessicachastain and @Jamesmcavoyrealdeal – They were all so sweet, now I want to just walk around yelling GO SEE DARK PHOENIX,” Taylor wrote.
Joe and Sophie got married in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony after the Billboard Music Awards on May 1. Taylor and Joe dated briefly when they were teens in 2008, with Joe infamously breaking up with her over the phone. Taylor has been dating actor Joe Alwyn since 2017.
Meanwhile, fans think they’ve finally figured out Taylor’s new album title. Taylor left clues about the title in her music video for “ME!,” telling fans they see the title once but hear it twice.
Fans believe the title will be Lover, because the word appears in a neon sign in the video and she sings the word twice within the song. Some fans have even gone so far as to speculate it’ll be a double album called Lovers, with one disc called Me and the other called You.
Michael Muller/NBCFollowing the news that he would be departing The Voice after 16 seasons, Adam Levine posted a lengthy statement on Instagram.
He began by thanking the show’s creator, Mark Burnett, and reminisced about the very first season of the show eight years ago.
“We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going,” Adam writes. “After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself ‘there's some magic here. Something is definitely happening.’”
He continues, “It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”
Adam goes on to thank “every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with,” host Carson Daly, the crew, the contestants, and everyone who has supported the show along the way.
He particularly singles out his bromance partner, Blake Shelton, who’s been a coach with him since the beginning.
“I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it,” he writes about Blake. “Our friendship is and always will be one for the books.”
He tells returning coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to “take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon.”
Adam concludes with a message to the fans: “For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING…What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”
Gwen Stefani will replace Adam in the red chair when The Voice returns to NBC for season 17.
David Livingston/Getty ImagesFather’s Day is going to be even sweeter for Nick Carter this year.
The Backstreet Boy is expecting his second child with wife Lauren. He announced the news on Instagram Friday alongside a photo of himself cradling Lauren’s baby bump as their three-year-old son, Odin, kisses her belly.
“Thank You God for giving us the greatest gift we could ever ask for,” Nick writes.
The happy news comes eight months after Nick revealed his wife had suffered a miscarriage.
“God give us peace during this time. I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I’m heartbroken,” Nick tweeted at the time, adding, “It was a little sister for Odin.”
ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey was presented with a special honor at the U.K.'s 2019 Ivor Novello Awards, held Thursday in London.
The singer received the PRS for Music Special International Award, which acknowledges her as "an extraordinary global talent, an impactful songwriter and one of the biggest-selling artists of all time." PRS stands for Performing Right Society.
During her career, Mariah has written 18 U.S. number-one hits, including "Vision of Love," "Hero," "Fantasy" and "We Belong Together."
The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, honor excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, and are judged by songwriters. The awards describe themselves as the "pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition."
After sixteen seasons, Adam Levine is saying so long to The Voice.
Host Carson Daly announced on NBC's Today Friday morning that the Maroon 5 frontman will not return for season 17. Instead, past coach Gwen Stefani will fill his seat.
Levine and fellow coach and bromance object Blake Shelton are the only coaches who have been on The Voice from the show's start in 2011.
As of Friday morning, there was no social media reaction from Adam himself, but Shelton tweeted, "Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot."
A member of Adam's team has won The Voice only three times in the show's run: Javier Colon, in season one; Tessanne Chin, in season five; and season nine's Jordan Smith.
Season 16 of The Voice wrapped up last Tuesday night with Team John Legend's Maelyn Jarmon voted the champ.
Atlantic RecordsWith Ed Sheeran's upcoming album, No.6 Collaborations Project, due out July 12, the singer-songwriter released his latest single, "Cross Me," a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.
The "Shape of You" singer recently teased the project in a video posted to his Instagram. In the clip, an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Ed runs through a long list of the collaborators on his new project, but with the names bleeped out.
Now we know two of the artists behind those bleeps, PnB Rock and Chance, who offer a warning on the new track, that "if you cross her, you cross me."
The first date of Ed’s European tour kicks off Friday night at Lyon Olympic Stadium in France.
No.6 Collaborations Project is available for pre-order.
Paramount PicturesThe soundtrack to the new Elton John biopic Rocketman is officially out today, a week before the film opens in U.S. theaters.
The album not only features new versions of classic Elton tunes sung by the film’s star, Taron Egerton, but also includes a brand-new duet between Elton and Taron called “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.”
“[Elton] emailed me shortly after Christmas and just said, ‘I just wrote a duet for us,’” Egerton tells ABC Radio. “And it took me a little while to process that but I'm very, very proud, it's a very beautiful song and it's very in the spirit and theme of the movie.”
Egerton admits singing an original Elton John/Bernie Taupin song in front of Elton in the studio was “intense.” But he adds that he “really, really enjoyed it.”
“It was great fun, Elton's great fun and I wanted him to be there,” he says. “He recorded first and then I went in and he said, ‘Would you like me to leave while you record?’ And I was like, ‘No, no way, man. I want you to be here.’”
The soundtrack, produced by Giles Martin, features Egerton’s renditions of classics like “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song” and “I’m Still Standing.”
ABC/Paula LoboAs he gears up to kick off the final leg of his Divide tour in Europe Friday, Ed Sheeran is fast approaching the record for highest-grossing tour of all time.
According to Billboard, he’s quickly closing the gap with current record-holder U2, and this last batch of dates could put him over the edge.
Ed had the highest grossing tour of April, earning $31.8 million for the eight concerts he played throughout Asia. With this latest total, Ed’s tour becomes the second in the history of Billboard Boxscore to gross over $600 million.
There’s now $109 million separating The Divide Tour and U2’s 360 Tour, which earned $736.4 million between 2009 and 2011. Billboard predicts if Ed maintains a $3.1 million average gross per show on his final 35 European dates, he’ll be on track to surpass the U2 tour.
Matthew MurphyThe musical based on Alanis Morissette's landmark 1995 album Jagged Little Pill has found its cast.
The production will star YOU’s Kathryn Gallagher, newcomer Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, Sean Allan Krill, Lauren Patten, and Drama Desk Award Nominee Elizabeth Stanley. They're all reprising their roles from the musical’s premiere at American Repertory Theater last summer.
Jagged Little Pill is about The Healys, a family who appears to be perfect on the surface, but who must eventually face harsh truths about themselves, their community and the world. The story is by Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody.
The songs in the musical include tracks from Jagged Little Pill like "You Oughta Know," "Ironic" and "Hand in My Pocket," as well as brand-new songs written for the show by Alanis and her Jagged Little Pill collaborator, Glen Ballard.
The musical, which will start previews at New York's Broadhurst Theater on November 3, will officially open December 5, 2019. Tickets went on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. via Telecharge.com.
Mark SurridgeFor Ed Sheeran’s next album, he’s getting a little help from his friends.
The singer announced Thursday that he’ll be releasing No. 6 Collaborations Project this summer, a collection of songs featuring some of his favorite artists.
“Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project,” Ed explains on social media. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year.”
He adds, “I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”
The album, featuring Ed's hit Justin Bieber duet “I Don’t Care” and a new collab called “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, will be out everywhere on July 12. However, you can pre-order tonight at midnight local time -- “Cross Me” will debut at the same time.
Ed released a track list for No. 6 Collaborations Project, but the collaborators on all of the songs except “I Don’t Care” and “Cross Me” are redacted for now. Here’s the list:
"Beautiful People" "South of the Border" "Cross Me" "Take Me Back to London" Best Part of Me" "I Don't Care" "Antisocial" "Remember the Name" "Feels" "Put It All on Me" "Nothing on You" "I Don't Want Your Money" "1000 Nights" "Way to Break My Heart" "Blow"
Courtesy of SixthmanTrain’s Pat Monahan is dishing even more details about the band’s upcoming Sail Across the Sun fan cruise, now in its sixth year.
The frontman tells People that if you think this is the type of fan cruise where the band hops on just for their performance and then leaves, think again. He’s all about hanging with the fans -- both on and off the boat.
“It’s a chance for Train fans -- and we’re more friends than anything -- to get together and really spend time,” Monahan tells People. “They spend their lives taking care of me, and it’s my four days to take care of them.”
He says he encourages all the other musical guests on the cruise to do the same. When bands in the past spent the trip in their cabins, they weren’t invited back.
“That’s not the spirit of what we’re trying to do,” he says. “This is like, ‘Let’s go to the pool together!'”
In addition to performances, the cruise will include a wide range of activities, from yoga classes to talent competitions to arts-and-crafts like painting trucker hats.
The cruise will set sail next February 14-18 and will travel from Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
ABC/Lou RoccoPink brought out a surprise guest at her concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night: country star Chris Stapleton.
The two united on stage to sing their new duet “Love Me Anyway.” Pink started the intimate ballad in a flood of spotlights with only a piano and a couple string players. Later, the audience erupted in applause as Chris walked on to harmonize with her.
After the song was over, Pink hugged Chris and fell to the floor in mock worship as he exited.
“One of my absolute favorite songwriters, favorite voice, and person. Chris Stapleton,” Pink wrote on Instagram following the performance. “What an absolute honor to share a stage with you my friend.”
You’ll find “Love Me Anyway” on Pink’s new Hurts 2B Human album. You can check out fan video of the Madison Square Garden performance on YouTube now.
Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick Madonna has released her new music video for new song “Crave,” featuring Rae Sremmurd singer Swae Lee.
The video, which switches between black-and-white and color, begins with Madonna on a rooftop in New York City attaching a love note to a pigeon and letting it fly away.
"I am waiting for you. I have always been waiting for you. I'm attracted to danger, I crave it,” Madonna says in voice-over.
The carrier pigeon eventually finds its way to Swae Lee, who’s hanging out with some pigeon coops on another rooftop. He unfurls the note and tacks it up on a wall with many other similar notes he’s been collecting. In the end, the two unite on the rooftop and touch hands, creating a spark. Then we see two pigeons flying away.
“Crave” is the latest song off Madonna’s Madame X album, due out June 14.
"Those two ladies may as well be sisters from a different mother," Sheryl tells EW. "First of all, they're very close and Mavis has inspired Bonnie in so many ways. And both those women have been a huge inspiration for me."
Threads, featuring 17 tracks, will be released later this summer. In addition to "Live Wire" and the Johnny Cash duet -- a reworking of Sheryl's 1996 song "Redemption Day" -- the album will feature collabs with Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, and country stars Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris.
Trae Patton/NBCMaelynJarmon, the New York City waitress with perfect pitch, despite being deaf in one ear, ended her fairy-tale run Tuesday night by being crowned winner of season 16 of The Voice.
Jarmon's coach, John Legend, notched a victory in his debut season on the show, adding a The Voice championship to his EGOT status.
Maelyn, 26 and born in Frisco, Texas, finished ahead of three country artists on coach Blake Shelton's team. Twenty-five-year-old Louisiana native Gyth Rigdon was runner-up. Soulful Alabama country singer Dexter Roberts, 27, and 22-year-old Texas native Andrew Sevener finished in third and fourth places, respectively.
Coaches Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine had no team members remaining in the competition.
During the two-hour finale, each finalist performed with an acclaimed musical guest. The show began with Andrew joining Travis Tritt to perform Tritt's song "T-R-O-U-B-L-E." Maelyn performed an immaculate duet of "Angel" with Sarah Mclachlan; Dexter sang "That's Country Bro" with Toby Keith; and Gyth stood proudly alongside Darius Rucker to sing the Hootie & the Blowfish song "Hold My Hand."
Previously eliminated artists also returned to perform group medleys. Mari teamed up with Kim Cherry for a brash version of Lizzo's "Good as Hell," which then switched into Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative," performed by Domenic Haynes, Jej Vinson, Kalvin Jarvis, LB Crew and Shawn Sounds. Later, Celia Babini, Betsy Ade, Lisa Ramey and Presley Tennant performed a rocking version of Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen."
The musical lineup for the finale was star-studded from beginning to end. The Jonas Brothers performed their new single, "Cool"; former The Voice advisor Khalid performed "Talk"; OneRepublic delivered their new song, "Rescue Me"; Hootie & the Blowfish hit the Voice stage once again to perform "Let Her Cry"; BTS delivered "Boy with Love"; Halsey performed a gripping version of her new song, "Nightmare"; and Taylor Swift claimed the stage at the end with her new hit, "Me," featuring Brendon Urie.
The Voice has already been renewed for season 17, with the current coaches all scheduled to return.
ABC/Eric McCandlessAfter dominating the Christian music world, Lauren Daigle's Grammy-winning single "You Say" has become her first-ever pop hit. It was released last July but shows no sign of slowing down, and Lauren says she still can't believe its success.
“I think I'm like, 'Where is the limit?’ Like, the sky's the limit, that's what it feels like,” she tells ABC Radio.
She says sometimes she listens to the song and pretends it’s not hers, just so she can gain a different perspective.
“I just sit there and absorb it and I try to find out what it is that people are connecting to in the song, and every time I do that, I'm just more and more blown away by how people have received it, how they have accepted it and how fast it's spreading,” she says. “I'm super-grateful.”
Lauren will resume her Look Up Child tour on June 20 in New York City and play a variety of tour dates and festival dates throughout the summer.
RhinoA new box set featuring remastered versions of the six studio albums that James Taylor released on the Warner Bros. Records label during the 1970s will hit stores on July 19. The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976 will be available as a six-CD set, a six-LP heavyweight vinyl collection and digitally.
The albums featured in the box set are 1970's Sweet Baby James, 1971's Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, 1972's One Man Dog, 1974's Walking Man, 1975's Gorilla and 1976's In the Pocket. Remastering of the records has been overseen by Peter Asher, who has produced many of Taylor's albums.
Sweet Baby James was Taylor's second album, following his self-titled 1968 debut, and features the enduring title track and his classic song "Fire and Rain," which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. One of the singer/songwriter's most successful records, Sweet Baby James reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to sell more than 3 million copies in the U.S.
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon features Taylor's chart-topping rendition of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend." The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S.
One Man Dog includes the #14 hit "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" and reached #4 on the Billboard 200. Gorilla features Taylor's cover of the 1965 Marvin Gaye hit "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," which peaked at #5 on the Hot 100.
In the Pocket includes "Shower the People," which reached #22 on the Hot 100, as well as "Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down," a song co-written by and featuring Stevie Wonder.
Here are the full track lists of all albums in the box set:
Sweet Baby James (1970) "Sweet Baby James" "Lo and Behold" "Sunny Skies" "Steamroller "Country Road" "Oh, Susannah" "Fire and Rain" "Blossom" "Anywhere Like Heaven" "Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip on Me" "Suite for 20 G"
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971) "Love Has Brought Me Around" "You've Got a Friend" "Places in My Past" "Riding on a Railroad" "Soldiers" "Mud Slide Slim" "Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox" "You Can Close Your Eyes" "Machine Gun Kelly" "Long Ago and Far Away" "Let Me Ride" "Highway Song" "Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again"
One Man Dog (1972) "One Man Parade" "Nobody but You" "Chili Dog" "Fool for You" "Instrumental I" "New Tune" "Back on the Street Again" "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" "Woh, Don't You Know" "One Morning in May" "Instrumental II" "Someone" "Hymn" "Fanfare" "Little David" "Mescalito" "Dance" "Jig"
Walking Man (1974) "Walking Man" "Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now" "Let It All Fall Down" "Me and My Guitar" "Daddy's Baby" "Ain't No Song" "Hello Old Friend" "Migration" "The Promised Land" "Fading Away"
Gorilla (1975) "Mexico" "Music" "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" "Wandering" "Gorilla" "You Make It Easy" "I Was a Fool to Care" "Lighthouse" "Angry Blues" "Love Songs" "Sarah Maria"
In the Pocket (1976) "Shower the People" "A Junkie's Lament" "Money Machine" "Slow Burning Love" "Everybody Has the Blues" "Daddy's All Gone" "Woman's Gotta Have It" "Captain Jim's Drunken Dream" "Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down" "Nothing Like a Hundred Miles" "Family Man" "Golden Moments"
ABC/Paula LoboJustin Bieber isn’t the only person Ed Sheeran is collaborating with this year.
Ed teased that a new song called “Cross Me,” featuring two mystery artists, is coming soon. On Instagram, he posted the title of the song with the featured artists’ names crossed out.
“Can you guess who’s on the next one?” he wrote.
He also shared a cryptic photo of himself on his Instagram Story with the caption “Friday.” He added little hints to the photo that have fans speculating the featured artists are Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.
In the photo, Ed’s wearing Chance’s signature “3” baseball cap. He also wrote “P ” along with the bee emoji and the rocker hands emoji, hence the PnB Rock speculation.
Ed’s collab with Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care,” debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week.
Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.
The Asbury Park Press reports that the rocker was bestowed with the degree for not only his musical achievements, but his humanitarian endeavors as well -- such as his Soul Kitchen community restaurants in New Jersey. He took the podium as graduates launched into his song "Livin' on a Prayer."
"It's better to be a doctor than be in need of a doctor," Bon Jovi wrote on Instagram following the ceremony. "Thanks @uofpenn and congratulations to all the graduates."
Bon Jovi previously received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from New Jersey's Monmouth University in 2001 and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Rutgers University in 2015.