New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
Johnny Depp's attorney discusses decision to file appeal in defamation case
Camille Vasquez, a lawyer for actor Johnny Depp, joins “CBS Mornings” in her first sit-down interview since Depp and actress Amber Heard filed motions to appeal in their legal defamation lawsuit. She discusses Depp’s decision in an exclusive interview with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Morgan Wallen tells fans not to defend his racist language
FILE - Morgan Wallen arrives at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Wallen fans are buying up his latest album after he appeared on a video shouting a racial slur. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country star Morgan Wallen asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught saying on camera and said that he accepted the punishments he faced. TMZ posted a video last week of Wallen saying a racial slur and Wallen apologized at the time. It is the first country album to spend four weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart since 2003, when Shania Twain’s album “Up!” spent five weeks at the top.
Album sales surge for Morgan Wallen after racist comment
FILE - Morgan Wallen arrives at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Wallen fans are buying up his latest album after he appeared on a video shouting a racial slur. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLLE, Tenn. – Fans of Morgan Wallen are buying up the country star’s latest album after a video showed him shouting a racial slur last week. Billboard reports that his latest album sold 25,000 copies during the week ending Feb. 4, an increase of 102%, according to MRC Data. His album was already setting streaming records and is the first country album to spend four weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart since 2003, when Shania Twain's album “Up!"
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)NEW YORK – The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. Others with three or more albums that have reached diamond status include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain and the Eagles.
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards
In this video image provided by CMT, Carrie Underwood accepts the female of the year award for Drinking Alone during the Country Music Television awards airing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (CMT via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf. The superstar picked up two more trophies for video of the year and female video of the year in a remotely shot awards show. "I am so proud to be a part of this legacy of women in country music with you. Singer Granger Smith won for his on-the-nose music video called “Don't Cough On Me!"
Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country
FILE - Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. But her life changed after “The Woman in Me,” her Grammy-winning second album released in February 1995, which was the best-selling release by a woman in country music at the time. But she was also taking a risk as a country artist to be so forward with her sexuality and her classic supermodel looks. Despite taking a long break from recording between 2002’s “Up!” and 2017’s “Now,” Twain is still the best-selling female country artist, according to the Recording Industry of America.
Apple Music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain
NEW YORK Apple Music is launching several new radio shows hosted by A-list musical acts, including Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. The streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations Tuesday: Apple Music Hits, focused on popular songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s, as well as Apple Music Country, dedicated to the country music genre. Both channels will have daily on-air hosts but will also include several shows hosted by well-known musicians. Apple Music Hits will include shows hosted by Snoop Dogg, Twain, Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Ciara, blink-182s Mark Hoppus and Huey Lewis. Apple Music also announced Tuesday that its popular Beats 1 radio station featuring shows hosted by Billie Eilish, Elton John and Lil Wayne will be renamed to Apple Music 1.
2019 AMAs to feature showstopping performances
Much to the relief of her dedicated Swifties, Taylor will be taking the stage this Sunday. Not only will the pop star perform during the live show, but she will be crowned the Artist of the Decade.Taylor has won more AMAs than anyone else in the last ten years. Having won 23 AMAs total, Taylor could break the record this year for most AMAs won of all time with five additional nominations.The 2019 AMAs will feature other performances from legendary female artists as well. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her first AMAs performance, seven-time AMA winner Tony Braxton will perform "Breathe Again" and "Unbreak my Heart. "Lovebirds Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes will take the stage together to perform their chart-topping collaboration "Senorita.abc13.com
Shania Twain to Perform at American Music Awards for First Time in 16 Years
Shania Twain is ready to take the 2019 American Music Awards! Twain, who has won five American Music Awards throughout her career, will perform a medley of her greatest hits. Taylor Swift, the 2019 American Music Awards Artist of the Decade, will also perform. The 2019 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:2019 AMAs: Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Lizzo & Dua Lipa to PerformAmerican Music Awards 2019 Nominees Revealed -- and Taylor Swift Could Break a Record!
Janelle Mone Talks Collaborating With Lizzo and How Their Shania Twain Sing-Along Came About
Janelle Monae is expressing her love for Lizzo! The love was clearly mutual, with Twain taking to Instagram following her introduction to Monae and Lizzo to share an adorable snap of the trio. "I had the best night watching these two phenomenal women," Twain gushed, after Monae and Lizzo took the stage at the festival. "Wherever I'm supposed to serve, however I'm supposed to contribute, that's where I go," she says. RELATED CONTENT: Met Gala 2019: Janelle Monae Says Her Picasso Inspired Look Has 'Many Secrets' Embed Code Restart'Homecoming': Janelle Monae Takes Over for Julia Roberts in Season 2Janelle Monae Joins the Cast of Harriet Tubman BiopicTessa Thompson Says She Loves Janelle Monae 'Deeply,' Comes Out as Bisexual