Spotify and Tinder team up so you can share music with your crushes

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Dating app Tinder has teamed up with Spotify to add new music-related features.

According to a press release, the move comes to “fully integrate music into the swiping experience”.
New features include being able to pick your own personal ‘anthem’: one song linked to your profile that could be what you’re listening to at the moment or simply your favourite track of all time.

Users will be able to connect their Tinder and Spotify accounts, allowing them to search for potential love interests based on their music tastes.

“We’re helping provide a completely new sensory experience on Tinder. Get ready for some serious sound,” the press release adds.

Source: NME.com

Mariah Carey to bid farewell to Las Vegas in May

Mariah Carey will bow out of her Las Vegas residency in May (17) after unveiling her final run of shows.

The R&B superstar made Sin City her second home in May, 2015, when she launched her hits showcase, #1 to Infinity, and she wrapped up the fifth leg of her concerts at The Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace on 11 September (16).

However, Mariah has announced fans will only get to see her in Vegas for one more set of dates, which will kick off on 26 April, 2017. The curtain will fall on #1 to Infinity for the final time on 13 May (17).

“Mariah is a phenomenal talent with ecstatic, global appeal,” reads a statement issued by John Nelson, Senior Vice President of AEG Live Las Vegas. “We adore Mariah and are honored she has called The Colosseum home over the last two years. We look forward to working together again in the future.”

By the end of the sixth leg of her residency, Mariah will have played a total of 53 shows.

The Hero hitmaker has only cancelled one performance to date, in May, 2015, after she was struck down with bronchitis.

Mariah is currently enjoying some downtime in Greece with her children, five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, and her new fiance, billionaire businessman James Packer.

The musician and her loved ones were spotted arriving on the island of Mykonos last week (13Sep16), and she shared snaps of herself and Monroe posing on a jet ski over the weekend (17-18Sep16), while vacationing in Santorini.

Source: music-news.com

One Direction fans hopes raised then dashed over reunion

One Direction fans sent Twitter into meltdown over speculation the band could be reforming.

The boyband’s global fan base took to the social networking site after an eagle-eyed Directioner noticed a Future Events tab added to the boys’ official website.

Members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson only started their hiatus in January, after five years of nonstop work, but fans are hoping a comeback will happen sooner than expected.

The hashtag #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection quickly started to trend, though not long after the Future Events tab disappeared from onedirectionmusic.com.

“@onedirection WHY THE F**K DID YOU REMOVE THE FUTURE EVENTS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ARE U F**KING WITH US,” one disgruntled fan posted, while another vented: “WHAT THE HELL ONE DIRECTION REMOVED THE “FUTURE EVENTS” ON THEIR WEBSITE I FEEL SO BETRAYED.”

Others also commented about feeling betrayed, upset and disappointed.

News of the band’s hiatus came months after original bandmate Zayn Malik jumped ship to launch a solo career on 2015. At the time, Niall assured fans the group weren’t calling it quits.

“We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,” Niall tweeted.

Louis added: “Your support is truly indescribable! It’s just a break 🙂 we’re not going anywhere !! Promise Don’t worry.”

Doubts have been cast over a reunion though, with many of the band members signing solo deals in recent months. Liam and Niall have both inked contracts with rival record labels to former mentor Simon Cowell’s Syco label, while Harry has embarked on an acting career and Louis is enjoying life as a new dad.

Rumours of a rift between Harry and Louis have also dogged the band.

Source: music-news.com

Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

Is it well deserved?..well clearly that was for those voted to decide, myself I am not too sure.

Still congrats and means “grime” gets a bit of a leg up, its been a long time since the golden days of wiley, mo fire crew, dizzee rascal and tinie tempah.

Drake’s one dance – song of the summer?

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I cannot deny “One dance” is one of the best songs this summer without a doubt. Kyla’s voice on top of drake’s subtle rapping tones creates one of the most memorable collaborations in recent years. Billboard have written a fantastic article about it, please follow this link to read it bit.ly/2cO3Sj4

They had a few amazing stats about the song;

“One Dance” and Views combined to give Drake the longest control, among solo males, of both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously with one song and one album: nine weeks. Drake passed Michael Jackson’s seven-week run of “Billie Jean” and Thriller leading both lists at the same time in 1983. Among all artists, Drake’s total is second only to the Whitney Houston’s 12-week stretch in 1992-93, which the late legend earned thanks to “I Will Always Love You” and the soundtrack to The Bodyguard.

And about the great man himself;

Drake has led the Billboard Artist 100 chart for 21 weeks overall, the most among males. That’s second overall only to Taylor Swift’s 31 weeks on top (dating to the chart’s July 2014 inception).

•  Drake’s album Views has spent 12 total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the most time in charge for an album by a male artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All logged 17 weeks at No. 1 in 1992.

Drake has linked the most consecutive weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 among all male artists: 51 (and counting!), as of the Sept. 17 chart. Only Katy Perry, with 69 straight weeks in the top 10 in 2010-11, has scored a longer streak.

So give the billboard article a read, its pretty interesting.

And watch this song below;

Solange Knowles victim of alleged Racist Abuse

So over on BBC News at a recent concert Solange (Beyonce’s sister, lets be honest that’s how we remember her) was a victim of racist abuse.

Here’s some snipets.

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Solange Knowles has published a blog post in response to the hate she says she received at a concert she was at with her son.

In it Beyonce’s sister explains how she had wanted the Kraftwerk gig in New Orleans to be a “family Friday night”.

Solange claims she was singled out before the end of the first song by a group of four white women who yelled at her to “sit down”.

She says they then threw half-eaten limes at them.

The singer claims there were plenty of people standing and dancing too but believes she was singled out for being black.

Soon after the concert the 30-year-old took to Twitter to share her experience.

 

Now that’s the short hand of the story, firstly head over to BBC news to read the full story http://bbc.in/2czzSeN

and Solange Knowles twitter to read more of her reaction to this http://bit.ly/2cVX7MH

chris brown and rihanna

New Update: From Radaronline.com
Sexually explicit messages from a woman left on Chris Brown’s cell phone is what led to the brutal beating of Rihanna, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

For the first time, we can tell you how it all went down.

Sources tell RadarOnline.com that the day before Clive Davis-pre Grammy Awards bash, Rihanna , who has the pass code to Chris’ phone and constantly checks his voice and text messages, “freaked out” when she found a series of graphic sexual text messages to the R&B singer from a woman that he’s been seeing behind her back.

“They had a huge fight, and Chris tried to make things better to get through Grammy weekend,” said an insider. “But they were still sniping at each other when they went to Clive Davis party together. But at the party, Rihanna kept checking his phone and she was just driving him crazy”

“It got so bad that Chris, who was drinking wine throughout the night, left the party 30 minutes early and waited for her in the lobby.”

“After the party, she came out and they bickered the whole time that they waited for valet to get the car.”

According to the insider, Rihanna continued to “harangue” him about other girls constantly calling and texting him.

“Chris was woozy to begin with, and when Rihanna slapped him during her tirade he pulled to the side of the side of the street in Hancock Park.”

The source says it was then that the fight escalated and Chris off went off on her.

The insider adds that Chris has been trying to break up with Rihanna since New Year’s – he’s only 19 and wants to see other women, but she didn’t want to let hm go.

Obviously there has been rumors about bite marks on her arm but the question you have to ask is no one just bites someone out of nowhere there is more to this trust me.

this is bossip.com thoughts on the story:
They were in the car leaving the Clive Davis party. While Chris was driving, he got a phone call from a young lady. Our source tells us that Rihanna knew that Chris had been messing around with this particular girl and she has, as of late, been the reason for many of their heated arguments. Rihanna got a glimpse of the phone, saw the name and number and immediately recognized who it was. She went ballistic and began to “beat the sh*t” out of Chris (while driving). She was so uncontrollable, that Chris began to fight back in self defense, which ensued the fight. Rihanna’s rage stemmed from Chris’ questionable fidelity in the last few months.

Beyonce And Jay-z Buy House

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z have reportedly splashed out on a new house. 

The newlyweds have purchased a home in Scarsdale, a quiet New York suburb close to where they got married last month. The colonial-style house has reportedly been under construction for six months and the 15,000 sq ft property is situated on two acres of land. 

Quiet Scarsdale is very different from where the couple’s current home is – a penthouse apartment in New York’s trendy TriBeCa district. The first indicator that the couple were planning to marry came when they registered for a license in Scarsdale in April. 

Shortly after applying for permission to wed, Beyonce and Jay-Z exchanged vows in a private ceremony at a chapel in Scarsdale Village. Reports then emerged that the former Destiny’s Child star may be pregnant. 

Last year, Beyonce insisted she wouldn’t pressurise 38-year-old Jay-Z into having children, saying: “You can’t rush a man into anything whether it’s a relationship, marriage or having children. When he’s ready he’ll let you know.” 

Michael Jackson In A Wheelchair

Michael Jackson turned up in a wheelchair to watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas at the weekend. 
The ‘Thriller’ singer – who rarely makes public appearances – tried to disguise himself by wrapping a coat around his face and wearing sunglasses as he entered the MGM Grand Hotel in the medical aid. 

Jackson witnessed Jenna Jameson’s boyfriend Tito Ortiz get beaten by Lyoto Machida during the evening. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a US-based mixed martial arts(MMA) organisation, which is recognised as the largest MMA promotion in the world. 

As well as attending the evening of bouts, Jackson went to Los Angeles’ Peterson Automotive Museum to celebrate the 50th birthday of designer Christian Audigier. 

Jackson – dressed in a blue satin military and western-themed shirt – took to the stage to say a few words about his friend. 

The pop superstar said: “Christian is the king of fashion.” 
Pamela Anderson, Fergie and Britney Spears also attended the bash.