The one thing that makes Ariana Grande different from the rest is the fact that she's open and honest with her fans. On Thursday, the 25-year-old singer kept things real when a fan tweeted, "Music is your therapy and I love seeing it heal you." While many expected the "Thank U, Next" crooner to agree with her Arianator, she revealed that's not always the case. "Making it is healing," she replied in a since-deleted tweet (which was captured by several fan accounts). "Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell." Swiftly after she commented on the post, fans rushed by her side to show an overwhelming amount of support. Many told her they "wouldn't be mad" if she ended up canceling
Off his heroic displays on the field, the Egyptian winger has joined his voice with many others in advocating for gender equality
TIME magazine has released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2019, naming celebrities and athletes including Ariana Grande, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and more. The line-up is sectioned into five categories — Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans — with each influencer having been interviewed by fellow industry leaders. In addition to James and Woods, notable sports figures include Japanese-American tennis sensation Naomi Osaka and Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah. Osaka's last year has been defined by breakout moments, including becoming the first Asian player to hold the WTA's No. 1 ranking and recently signing an endorsement deal with Nike. Salah, considered
Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, K-Pop superstars BTS, R&B singer Khalid, reggaeton artist Ozuna and “Surviving R. Kelly” producer dream Hampton were the prominent music-related artists featured on the latest “Time 100” list of the “most influential people in the world,” published Wednesday morning. Swift is the only musician featured on one of the issue's six different covers; she and Gaga are featured under the “Icon” category while the others appear under “Artists.” Swift and Khalid are scheduled to perform at the gala celebrating the cover on April 23. Several musicians wrote blurbs about the honorees: Swift's was written by her friend Shawn Mendes (“Taylor makes anyone older feel
This weekend, while you were binge-watching Game of Thrones or dashing off to Palm Springs to see Ariana Grande perform, Nordstrom had other plans — big plans. The Seattle-based shopping destination that offers select picks from Topshop, Madewell, J.Crew and Reformation, just announced the start of their beloved Spring Sale. Nordstrom obsessed), you know that sales like this are basically perfect for jumpstarting your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
According to Variety, Ariana Grande was paid $8 million to headline Coachella this year, a staggering fee by any standard — but even more so considering that Beyoncé was reportedly paid half that amount to headline in 2018. Grande, the youngest headliner ever in the music festival's 20-year history, made headlines during her performance Sunday night for enlisting a live orchestra, reuniting (most of) *NSYNC, dueting with Nicki Minaj, and paying tribute to her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller. Grande performed the hits from all five of her albums, including 2018's "Sweetener" and 2019's "Thank U, Next," largely following the blueprint set for her "Sweetener World Tour" that kicked off in March. But one could argue that Grande's performance was just a shade of Beyoncé's, who became the first-ever black woman to headline Coachella last year.
Nicki Minaj is one of the biggest stars in the world but she reportedly needs new management. According to Variety, Nicki and her longtime managers, Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/Maverick Management, have parted ways. Nicki's been working with this specific team for the majority of her career. Maverick Management's have a diverse roster of some of the biggest names across all genres including Britney Spears, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Nicki currently doesn't have a manager but a source close to the situation said that the split was a mutual and amicable decision. Another source said that the split happened prior to this past weekend where she performed alongside Ariana Grande at Coachella.
Time released its 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World on Wednesday, and fans definitely recognized a few familiar faces. Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Ariana Grande, Emilia Clarke, Lady Gaga, Brie Larson, Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh, Regina King and BTS were just a few of the superstars to make the coveted list. Mahershala Ali, Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Ryan Murphy, Khalid, Gayle King, Richard Madden and Hasan Minhaj also received the recognition. Of course, the list wasn't comprised of just celebrities. It also included figures from the political world—including Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump—and
Shawn Mendes, who wrote on Taylor Swift, said that “Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It's so rare and so special.” Halsey, who collaborated with BTS on the recent single “Boy With Luv,” had this to say about the K-pop phenoms: “With positive messages of self-confidence, intricacies of philosophy hidden in their sparkly songs, true synergy and brotherhood in every step of their elaborate choreography, and countless charitable and anthropological endeavors, BTS have put their 14 best feet forward as role models to millions of adoring fans and anyone else who finds themselves drawn to BTS's undeniable allure.” Alicia Keys wrote on Khalid, Celine Dion on Gaga, and Daddy Yankee on Ozuna.