Ariana Grande To Open The Billboard Music Awards
Ariana Grande has been added to this month’s Billboard Music Awards. The singer is set to open the May 20th broadcast, with Dick Clark Productions and NBC promising "a show-stopping performance from her upcoming LP.”
Ari joins previously announced performers BTS, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes, with Kelly Clarkson hosting the festivities.
And speaking of that upcoming LP, in case you missed it, Ari announced on “The Tonight Show” that her new record will be called “Sweetener,” and it will drop sometime this summer. Songs on the album include her latest single “No Tears Left To Cry,” as well as “R.E.M.,” “Raindrops,” “The Light Is Coming” and “God Is a Woman."
Mariah Carey Opens Up About New Residency
, Mariah Carey is kicking off a new Las Vegas residency, “The Butterfly Returns,” in July, and she wants fans to know it will very different from her previous residency.
“The first was all number ones,” Carey tells “People” of her residency that ended last year. “This one is more of an intimate moment with me. It feels closer to who I am, as opposed to trying to fit into a box. My fans are used to me being more off-the-cuff.”
She adds, “It’s not like one of those extravaganza [shows.] This is more like ‘Here we are, we’re together. Oh, you want me to do this song tonight?’ Maybe I’ll take a request from the audience. My band are such great players and singers.”
As for what she plans to wear on stage, Mariah says it will likely be something pretty out there. “I kind of can’t help myself,” she says, “I don’t know when I’m understated. Maybe in my sleep, and even then it’s not understated! I know who I am and I go with what works for me.”
“Good Morning America” Announces Summer Concert Lineup
“Good Morning America” is kicking off another summer of concerts at SummerStage in New York City's Central Park. This year’s season will kick off with Liam Payne and J Balvin on May 15th, with Halsey, Camila Cabello, Pitbull, Kelsea Ballerini, Sting & Shaggy, Backstreet Boys also confirmed for concerts.
Check out the lineup and schedule below:
May 15th: Liam Payne and J BalvinMay 25th: Sting and ShaggyJune 1st: HalseyJune 8th: Ne-YoJune 15th: PitbullJune 22nd: Bebe RexhaJune 29th: Florence + the MachineJuly 6th: G-EazyJuly 13th: Backstreet BoysJuly 20th: Camila CabelloJuly 27th: Fall Out BoyAugust 3rd: Kelsea BalleriniAugust 10th: The ChainsmokersAugust 17th: Leon Bridges (in Times Square studio)August 24th: Luis FonsiAugust 31st: Alesso
New Christina Aguilera Coming Today?
Christina Aguilera continues to use social media to tease her fans, and it looks like we may finally be getting some answers today.
Christina's latest Twitter tease was a 13-second black and white video, which has her licking a glass of milk. She then followed that up with a big annoucement on Instagram stories, that read "Tomorrow 8 am NY (Worldwide)," along with an audio message in which she's heard saying "I'm ready, it's time, I'm finally feeling liberated," with many suggesting "Liberated" is the title of her new single.
And that's not all, she also tweeted out a new hashtag #XXXXXX, although there's no word yet on what that means.