1.Adele just snatched *NSYNC’s record and became besties with Jennifer Lawrence & Emma Stone at the same time…
It’s official:Adele’s red-hot 25 set has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record, according to Nielsen Music.
After first sales reports exploded yesterday, Adele’s latest soul shattering opus has already sold at least 2,433,000 in pure album sales in slightly more than three (!) days. That out-of-this-music world sum beats the single-week record which was set by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached when it debuted with 2,416,000 in March 2000.
However, with more than three days left in the sales tracking week (as well as the start of the busy holiday shopping season) sales figures for 25 will indeed keep going. Presently, industry forecasters suggest Adele’s now coveted record could finish the week with 2.9 million sold. We can imagine that with these types of numbers, sales for Kleenex have gone up as well..
Meanwhile, there’s THIS picture of Adele hanging out with new besties Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone in NYC….fucking priceless.
2.You won’t be seeing Justin Bieber at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year…
Maybe the Biebs isn’t dried off from his soaking wet performance at this past Sunday’s American Music Awards because Billboard is reporting that the “Sorry” singer canceled a planned Late Show With Stephen Colbert appearance as well as, reportedly, his involvement in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Issuing an apology on Twitter this morning, Bieber tweeted, ““My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show,” the singer tweeted. “I look forward to making it up to you soon.” (The Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance was also set to tape this evening, according to Entertainment Tonight.)
Tweeting directly to Mr. Colbert, Bieber continued, “@StephenAtHome thank you for the understanding as sometimes life kicks our a– and we need to deal with it. I will see u soon. Thank you.”
3.Ciara just dropped two new singles…..
As an early holiday gift to her “CSquad,” Ciara just dropped not one, but two new singles. The first being “Oh Baby,” a Dr. Luke cooked up number that is laced with remnants of her bedroom ready ’06 smash, “Promise.” The second is “Special Edition,” a slinky turnt up groove that only Ms. CiCi knows how to deliver.
Dive into to both new songs below.
4.Katy Perry just snatched Taylor Swift’s leftovers for her new H&M holiday commercial…
Is Katy Perry the new Fairy Godmother of Christmas?
After hyping us for weeks, Ms. Katy Perry just dropped her highly anticipated holiday campaign for H&M. and it’s just as festively bonkers as we thought it would be. Not only does it come with an irresistible (Duke Dumont produced!) jingle by Perry, but the oh, so cheery clip is filled with gingerbread men, elves, nutcrackers, Christmas trees, dancing teddy bears and one controversial appearance by one of Taylor Swift ‘s guy pals.
Around the O:57 mark, we see a sexy shirtless male model on the hood of a car, and if you think you recognize him, it’s because you do–his name is Sean O’Pry, the hot male model from Swift’s “Blank Space” music video.
That holiday shade certainly is real, isn’t it Ms. Katy?
Check out the mistletoe ready clip below.
5.Motown the Musical is returning to Broadway…..
Get ready to dance in the streets….Motown the Musical is making its grand return to Broadway…
The story of how the groundbreaking record label rose, fell, and then rose again will return to New York starting July 2016 for an 18-week stand, according to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and producer Kevin McCollum.
McCollum also spilled that the show has gotten stronger since opening on Broadway two years ago and Gordy has been sharpening the story. “It’s a much crisper and shorter and has a real pop to it,” McCollum spilled.
For his part, Gordy said: “We tweaked a lot of stuff and the road show got tighter and tighter. And now it’s coming back to Broadway and we’re very happy about that because that’s where it started. It was raw and they accepted us and loved us, and so we’re so excited to get back to where it started when it was rough.”
When the show premiered at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in March 2013, it became an instant smash, going on to deliver 700 performances and serving up a consistent box office that would break $1 million a week. For this upcoming trek, the show will be at the Nederlander Theatre, a smaller venue but one McCollum feels is a “better fit.”
The story begins and ends in 1983 – Motown’s 25th anniversary – and travels back in time to show how Mr. Gordy helped start and shape the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many, many, many more living and dearly departed music legends.
For all of the Motown the Musical truth, go right here.