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Beyoncé, Balmain Collaborate to Create Couture Outfits Inspired by ‘Renaissance’ Album

Beyoncé has a new collaborator: French luxury fashion house Balmain. The singer, who appears on the April cover of Vogue France, announced on Friday that she has co-created a Balmain haute couture collection with Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director. It comes a day after The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Beyoncé’s Ivy Park and […]

Source: Beyoncé, Adidas Mutually Agree to Part Ways (Exclusive)

Beyoncé and Adidas are breaking up. A source close to the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Grammy-winning entrepreneur and the German lifestyle brand have mutually agreed to part ways. In 2018, Beyoncé entered a creative partnership with Adidas, where she relaunched her Ivy Park activewear line and also developed new footwear and apparel for the […]

The Stories Behind Whitney Houston’s Unreleased Gospel Songs: “She Left Healing Music for the World”

When music executive Steven Abdul Khan Brown was making his way to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, he was blown away by the beautiful sound he heard as he walked closer to the parish. One of those voices? A teenage Whitney Houston. “That’s scary — whoa,” he thought, recalling the moment […]

Ed Sheeran Goes on Intimate Journey in New Disney+ Docuseries ‘Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All’

Ed Sheeran is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at his musical journey in the four-part Disney+ docuseries, Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All. All four episodes will premiere on May 3, two days before his new album – (pronounced subtract) will be released. The album’s first single, “Eyes Closed,” will come out Friday. Ed […]

Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Grace Jones to Perform at Pharrell’s Something in the Water Festival

Pharrell has recruited Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Grace Jones, Skrillex and Lil Uzi Vert for his annual Something in the Water festival. The producer-songwriter-rapper-entrepreneur announced Wednesday that Jazmine Sullivan, Maren Morris, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Clipse, Wu-Tang Clan, Kid Cudi, Latto, Lil Durk, Summer Walker, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly and Coi Leray will […]

Five Great Musicians to See at SXSW

Discovering new music has long been one of the joys of SXSW. And even as the festival has expanded its scope, it continues to be a testing ground for promising talent. From social media darling Jade Novah to budding country singer Emily Nelli, here are five performers worth checking out. Sans Soucis To understand why […]

Most Memorable Oscar Moments, From Jimmy Kimmel Mocking the Slap to Michelle Yeoh Making History

The 2023 Oscars were full of laughs, tears and cheers throughout the night from the presenters, winners, host and Hollywood audience. From host Jimmy Kimmel‘s slapgate jokes to Michelle Yeoh making history with her best actress win amid a big night for best picture Everything Everywhere All at Once, here are some of the night’s […]

Oscars: Lenny Kravitz Performs During In Memoriam Segment Introduced by Emotional John Travolta

John Travolta choked up as he introduced the In Memoriam segment at the 2023 Oscars, which featured a performance by Lenny Kravitz. Travolta was teary eyed as he spoke onstage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday ahead of Kravitz’s performance of “Calling All Angels.” Before Kravitz performed, Travolta choked up as he paid a subtle […]

“Naatu Naatu” Wins Best Original Song at Oscars

“Naatu Naatu” won best original song at the 2023 Oscars and musician M.M. Keeravaani sang onstage as he collected his award. Keeravaani told the audience at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday that he “grew up listening to the Carpenters and now here I am at the Oscars.” He then broke into song, singing some of […]

Rihanna Wows Oscars With Performance of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Anthem “Lift Me Up”

Rihanna gave a rousing performance of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tribute song to Chadwick Boseman at the 2023 Oscars. The singer — who is pregnant and recently headlined the Super Bowl halftime show — stood in place onstage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday as she belted out “Lift Me Up,” which is nominated […]

Lady Gaga Gives Stripped-Down Performance of “Hold My Hand” at Oscars

Lady Gaga won over the audience at the 2023 Oscars with a stripped-down version of her Academy Award-nominated song “Hold My Hand.” The Film Academy originally said Gaga wasn’t going to perform at the 2023 Oscars, but she showed up Sunday in strong form, sitting and holding her microphone closely while singing the track from […]

“Naatu Naatu” From ‘RRR’ Gets Lively Oscars Performance

“Naatu Naatu” brought the Sunday night fever to the 2023 Oscars. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, in traditional Indian-styled garments, gave a lively performance of the Oscar-nominated song at the Dolby Theatre.  Several background dancers were energetic onstage, displaying intense choreography and killer footwork that was applauded by the audience. Male dancers used suspenders as […]