Fifty Shades Darker, the highly anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, drops in theaters nationwide this Friday. But before fans catch up on the bedroom antics of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, the movie’s star-studded soundtrack sets the mood.
The MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the musical performances as they are about the awards they hand out. Yesterday they announced Britney Spears will be continuing her latest comeback kick with her first performance in a decade, and that 2016 Video Vanguard winner Rihanna will perform as well as accept her award. Jonas released an album, Last Year Was Complicated, earlier this year and will be performing at the VMAs on August 28 along with Ty Dolla $ign, who appeared on the track “Bacon” on Jonas’ album.
From the app to the stage, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball brings together the biggest names in music to celebrate the holiday season. The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, 5th Harmony and more all share the same stage for one night only. December 11th live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Katy Perry and other musicians send well wishes to those affected by tragedy in Paris. (Associated Press)
Nick Jonas joins Tidal X: 1020 lineup, streaming Tuesday on Tidal. It’s no coincidence that his sound has evolved from the pop-rock boy band stylings with the Jonas Brothers, to a rock set with the Administration, to the soulful offerings of his latest self-titled album. “Being a part of this show is really major,” he told Yahoo Music about his involvement in the event, which will also feature performances from Beyoncé, Jay Z, Usher, Nicki Minaj, and others. In September, he played Jay Z’s Made in America festival.
In essence, how did Nick Jonas become the Beyoncé? TheWrap talked with top record label executives, Hollywood agents, TV showrunners and music experts to see how Nick Jonas executed the crossover.
Taylor Swift brought in her 25th birthday with 18,000 fans moments after midnight Saturday as she headlined the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden and streamed on Yahoo Live. “I think I’ve officially celebrated my birthday with you. Right now, I’m officially 25-years-old New York City,” she told the crowd after performing her No. 1 hit “Blank Space.” As expected, she was pretty excited to reach such a milestone on stage. She even added a new lyric to “Shake It Off,” her final song of the night. She interjected, “It’s my birthday!” during one of her chorus runs.