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Music Notes: Pink, Taylor Swift and more

Music Notes: Pink, Taylor Swift and more

Pink was cheering in the stands at Wimbledon on Friday, watching the men's semi-final, pitting Carlos Alcaraz against Daniil Medvedev; Alcaraz won and Pink met him backstage. She then stuck around to watch Novak Djokovic beat Lorenzo Musetti. The Wimbledon social media accounts also posted a photo of the singer posing with Italian women's finalist Jasmine Paolini.

The state of Jennifer Lopez's marriage to Ben Affleck is anybody's guess, but the couple has put their massive Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $68 million. They bought it a year ago for just over $60 million. The 5-acre compound includes a house with 12 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, a guest penthouse, a guardhouse, an indoor sports complex, a caretaker's residence and garage space for 12 cars.

Ed SheeranCéline DionDua LipaJennifer LopezShania TwainGwen Stefani and Lauren Daigle are among the artists who duet with opera icon Andrea Bocelli on his album Duets, due out Oct. 25. Some of the duets were previously recorded; some are new.

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, Channing Tatum talked about his friendship with Taylor Swift, telling Jimmy, "She’s really kind of just normal and sweet. And she’ll make you, like, a dinner and like whip it up no problem. Like, homemade Pop-Tarts. Like warm, warm Pop-Tarts. I’m like, ‘Did you just make these? How are these warm?’” Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has described how Taylor made homemade Pop-Tarts for the team, as well.

Taylor was also the subject of a category on Jeopardy Thursday — sort of. It was called "Number-one Albums by People Who Aren't Taylor Swift," and all the clues referred to Taylor in some way.

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Harry Styles joins Stevie Nicks onstage at London's Hyde Park

Harry Styles joins Stevie Nicks onstage at London's Hyde Park

Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks in 2019; Nicholas Hunt/WireImage

Stevie Nicks performed at the BST Hyde Park summer festival in London on July 12, and her old pal Harry Styles showed up to sing a few songs with her.

Stevie and Harry have been friends for years; he inducted her into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and has performed with her onstage several times. On Friday he joined Stevie to sing the late Tom Petty's part on the duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," then stuck around to help Stevie perform her Fleetwood Mac favorite, "Landslide." You can watch fan-shot clips of the performances on social media.

Stevie's set concluded with a version of her late bandmate Christine McVie's hit "Got a Hold on Me." McVie,  who died in 2022, was born on July 12.

Harry's last actual concert was his tour-ending show in Italy in July 2023.

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Billie Eilish and Amelia Dimoldenberg flirt on 'Chicken Shop Date'

Billie Eilish and Amelia Dimoldenberg flirt on 'Chicken Shop Date'

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During the latest episode of Chicken Shop Date, Billie Eilish and host Amelia Dimoldenberg spent most of their time flirting with each another.

Things start off with Amelia telling Billie, "I got you vegan nuggets and chips for your lunch. Because I'm not available on the menu yet." "Damn," replies Billie. "I was really hoping that it could be you." And away they go.

Amelia sprays on some of Billie's signature brand of perfume and that devolves into a conversation about how nice Billie thinks Amanda's boobs are. When Amanda tells Billie that her eyes are "mesmerizing," Billie says, "You're pretty mesmerizing."

Billie then asks Amelia what kind of person would be her dream to date. "Besides you, you mean?" she shoots back. "You don't wanna date me," insists Billie, who reveals that what really turns her on is "passion, dude." She also says the number one thing she notices about a potential love interest is how they smell.

The talk then turns to cravings versus crushes. "I become insane when I have a crush,” Billie says. “I get absolutely insane. When I was growing up, no one I had a crush on ever had a crush on me back — that I know of. It’s very demoralizing. It’s sad.”

“All I do is crush on people,” she shared. “It’s all I do. When I don’t have a crush, life feels so empty.”

But at the end of the show, Billie seems let down when Amelia tells her that she's going on another date after their date. "Should I go to your date later?" Billie asks. "Oh, that'll be good," says Amelia. "Surprise!"

 

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Paul Russell says it's

Paul Russell says it's "wild" he's collaborating with tour mate Meghan Trainor on new song "Slippin'"

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"Lil Boo Thang" singer Paul Russell has landed an opening slot on Meghan Trainor's upcoming Timeless tour, and now they have a song they can sing together onstage if they want.

The two dropped a new collab called "Slippin'" on Friday, in which they sing about being friend-zoned by a person they want to be with romantically. "It was wild that I could make something and be like, 'Oh, let me text it to Meghan Trainor, see if she likes it,' which was pretty insane,” Paul tells People about the collab.

"She's just such a fun person, and she's super-welcoming, and I've met her whole family, and they're all so nice," he adds. "It’s just been a good relationship. She's the homie. The tour is going to be awesome.”

In the song, Paul and Meghan sing to the object of their affection, "Your mama loves me, and your daddy too." Paul says that's based on his real life, saying, "I definitely was always the kid that your mom wanted you to date. I'm a parent-approved person for sure."

Meghan says of the duet, "Paul is an absolute gem of a human! He is the sweetest, so talented and deserves all his dreams to come true. We had SO much fun working on this song, and I can’t wait to spend more time together on tour this fall!"

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New Music Friday: OneRepublic, Dasha and more

New Music Friday: OneRepublic, Dasha and more

OneRepublic is out with their new album, Artificial Paradise -- their first since 2021's Human. Ryan Tedder's Instagram Story teases "special announcements" coming soon. They'll be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on July 18 and NBC's Today show summer concert series on July 19.

"Austin" singer Dasha has a new song and video out called "Didn't I." She says in a statement that the song is about "a time months and months ago when I was backsliding into the guy that ‘Austin’ is about. It’s admitting like, ‘oops here I am again, my bad’ but I love how we made it lighthearted and fun."

JoJo Siwa has released Guilty Pleasure, her new five-track EP, plus the video for the title track. She says in a statement, "This music is for the people who like to be in the pit at the concert or in the back of the club having a good time. I made the project I wanted to make, and I’m telling my story. I’ve always stayed true to myself."

D4vd, who recently broke out with the song "Feel It," has released a love ballad called "There Goes My Baby." He says in a statement the song is about "letting go of someone you love and letting them become their own person ... realizing that you may have been the problem, but also being happy for the person they’ve become."

Jagwar Twin, who recently went viral with his song "Bad Feeling (Oompa Loompa)," has teamed with lovelytheband for a new song called "tomorrow [ANGLE OF ETERNITY]." It comes with an AI-generated video streaming on YouTube.

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Nelly Furtado announces new album, says she has a song for Taylor Swift

Nelly Furtado announces new album, says she has a song for Taylor Swift

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Last year, Nelly Furtado reunited with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland for a song called "Keep Going Up." Now, she's announced her first new album since 2017.

The album is called 7 and will be out Sept. 20. She wrote on Instagram, "I made 400-500 pieces of music in 4 years. My ADHD doesn’t always allow for me to organize creations in a methodical way so it’s hard to explain how we have chosen 14 songs that magically rose to the top of the heap. Phew - they come together just by nature of being in the same collection, 7, kind of like random seashells that may be similar but not at all alike."

She added, "What is cool though, every time I would doubt myself I would see the number 7 everywhere."

The first song released from the album is "Corazón,” which is in English and Spanish.

Meanwhile, Nelly tells Extra that she has a song she'd like Taylor Swift to hop on for a remix. It's produced by Dom Dolla, and Nelly notes, "I think Dom's friends with Travis [Kelce], so let's get it, let's get it popping.”

Travis and Taylor were seen watching Dom Dolla's set at Coachella in April.

Nelly says she talked to Taylor at the 2023 MTV VMAs, where Taylor told her she was a fan. Nelly tells Extra, "You know, sometimes it's kind of surreal ... I take these long breaks away from music ... so every time I come back out from the woods ... I meet other artists and they like my music, like a Taylor Swift, it's kind of like, 'Oh f***, that's cool!'" she continued. "'Really, you were singing my song at a party?' You kind of forget that you've been around awhile."

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Good morning indeed: Lenny Kravitz shares greetings from the bathtub

Good morning indeed: Lenny Kravitz shares greetings from the bathtub

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Lenny Kravitz has posted yet another thirst trap for his fans.

The rocker just shared two new black-and-white photos on Instagram, both showing him relaxing in a bubble bath while reading a magazine. Both show off his chiseled chest and numerous tattoos. He is, of course, still wearing his sunglasses. 

Kravitz captioned the photos “Buongiorno,” which means “good morning" in Italian.

As you can imagine, Kravitz fans were eating up the photos. “Stop teasing me, Lenny Kravitz,” one wrote, while another added, “Good Jesus thank you Lord for Lenny.”

The caption is appropriate for Lenny, as he’s currently in Italy, where he’s playing a show in Lucca on Friday. A complete list of dates can be found at lennykravitz.com.

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Ariana Grande — who's not a cannibal, by the way — is stopping

Ariana Grande — who's not a cannibal, by the way — is stopping "all things that are not 'Wicked' for now"

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After getting fans excited by announcing that she was working on a deluxe version of her album eternal sunshine and thinking about doing a "mini tour," Ariana Grande has now put the brakes on her musical activities.

In an Instagram post Thursday captured by a fan account, Ariana wrote, "i love you all so much. i have decided to put a temporary pin in all things that are not Wicked for now. thank you in advance for understanding."

She continued, "i am deeply grateful for your patience and mostly, so, inexplicably excited for all that is to come. there is so much. see you so soon."

The first Wicked movie arrives in theaters in November, with the second part following a year later.

Meanwhile, Ari's brother, Frankie Grande, has taken to social media to hit back at a crazy rumor that, um, she's a cannibal. 

An account on social platform X reported that the rumor was being spread by fans who wanted to deter people from attempting to buy tickets to see her perform — so that the "real fans" could have them all. Frankie responded, "HAHAHAHAHAHA. Wow! This might be the most creative and lowest y’all have ever gone."

"Reaching new depths daily!" he added. "Listen, I know my sister’s been eating the girls up for years but this a bit extreme! Besides, she’s vegan. See you on tour!"

As for how the rumor started, Entertainment Weekly speculated that it might have something to do with the fact that while appearing on a podcast, Ariana said that as a kid she had a fascination with serial killers, and once chose cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer as her dream dinner date because, she said, "I have questions."

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Katy Perry explains her new album title:

Katy Perry explains her new album title: "It's my angel number"

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Katy Perry's new album is called 143, which is also a numerical representation for "I love you," because the words in that phrase have one, four and three letters each, respectively. But Katy says the number is even more meaningful to her.

Speaking to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Katy says, "It's my angel number. It's my symbol, it's my sign. A couple years ago, we were going through a little bit of a hard time medically in our family, and it was a little bit scary and I started seeing 143 in many different ways, not just on the phone."

"It was just trippy, almost, and I looked it up and it's just that it's, like, code for 'I love you,' and I really believe it was my angels, my guides saying, 'I love you. We got you. We're going to protect you. You're exactly where you're meant to be. You're on the path.'"

So, Katy says, she picked the title because "I feel like I'm exactly where I'm meant to be at this moment, and I do love the listener and I want to give them the love that I've received as best as I possibly can and help invite them into this kind of love frequency."

Speaking about her female empowerment anthem "Woman's World," Katy told Lowe, "I think that people, when they think of me ... I think mostly they think of these kind of empowering songs. Songs with a message, songs that are captions on T-shirts and stuff like that or things that help people get through."

She adds, "I wanted to continue with that and also, this is the first contribution I have given since becoming a mother and since feeling really connected to my feminine divine."

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Travis Kelce wins karaoke contest, dedicates trophy to Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce wins karaoke contest, dedicates trophy to Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift's boyfriend Travis Kelce isn't a singer, but he does enjoy grabbing the mic and belting out a song or two -- badly. But when he actually won a prize for his singing, he couldn't help but shout out his famous girlfriend while accepting the award.

Travis and his brother Jason attended the American Century Championship, a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on July 11, People reports. The festivities included a karaoke contest, and Travis was only too happy to get onstage and sing Whitesnake's 1987 MTV classic, "Here I Go Again."

Of course, after that stellar performance, Travis was named the winner of the contest. He jumped up and down with excitement and then pretended to cry with happiness as he accepted his trophy. He held it up and fake-sobbed, "Taylor, this is for you!" 

The MC joked, "This is the greatest thing that's happened to him this year!"

One fan wrote in the comments, "i’d pay big money for a taylor reaction video to this clip."  Another wrote, "Taylor get your man please."

And a few joked that Travis was auditioning hard for another shot at appearing onstage with Taylor at the Eras Tour, which visits Milan, Italy on July 13 and 14.

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