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Adele on Her Dream Hollywood Gig, Her Big Emotions and Volunteering at Her Son’s School: “The Kids Don’t Give a Flying F*** Who I Am”

Even on her day off, Adele, the regular person, can’t escape Adele, the superstar singer. It’s Monday, and she rolls into one of her favorite Beverly Hills restaurants for lunch, makeup-free with her hair pulled back. She’s in an oversized, comfy, long black coat, and the only real giveaway are her long sharp black nails. […]

Everything Is Peachy With Jack Black: Actor-Singer on Hit ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Song, ‘School of Rock’ Turning 20, Taylor Swift and AI

Jack Black’s performance of the emotional piano rock ballad “Peaches” as Bowser leveled up the box office hit The Super Mario Bros. Movie when it released earlier this year. But the hit song almost never happened. Black says when he signed on to the film, which hit theaters in April, music wasn’t part of the […]

How Boygenius Music Producer Catherine Marks Is Crashing the Boys’ Club

Catherine Marks had just graduated with her master’s degree in architecture, but before launching that career she wanted to take a stab at another passion: music. So the Australian took off for six months, moved to London and got a job at a recording studio. “I started making tea there,” she says with a light […]

Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Miley Cyrus Top Spotify’s Most-Streamed Lists

Spotify has announced its most-streamed artist, song and album of the year, and Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Bad Bunny have reason to celebrate. TOP ARTIST Thanks to Midnights and Taylor’s Version re-records of Speak Now and 1989, Swift is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year with 26.1 billion global streams. As an expression of […]

The Rolling Stones Announce 16-City U.S. Tour

The Rolling Stones are coming to a stadium near you. The rock icons announced a 16-city trek of the U.S. and Canada — Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds — which kicks off April 28 at Houston’s NRG Stadium. AARP is sponsoring the tour. The live shows are in support of the band’s new album, Hackney […]

HYBE, Geffen Records Announce Finalists for New K-Pop Girl Group KATSEYE

Geffen Records and HYBE, the K-Pop entertainment company that launched BTS, have selected the final six members to launch the new global girl group KATSEYE. Geffen and HYBE kicked off the process on Sept. 1, starting with the top 20 contestants selected from 120,000 submissions. The international group, created based on the K-pop training and […]

The Hit Squad: Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa on the THR Songwriter Roundtable

“I honestly was concerned that it was over for me,” Billie Eilish confesses at a table with Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Jon Batiste, Cynthia Erivo and Julia Michaels, who came together to discuss their songwriting prowess and process. “We’d been trying and it wasn’t doing what it usually would do in me. I was honestly […]

Grammy Nominations Facts:?Female Acts Win While Latin, Country Music and Male Artists Lose

The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2024 Grammys on Friday, and with 94 categories, it’s a lot to digest. But we’re here to help — read our breakdown of the 17 Grammys facts you should know. FEMME FATALE Male performers make up more than two-thirds of the winners of album of the year […]

Grammys CEO on SZA’s Chances of Winning Top Album, Drake’s Return and Latin Music Snub: “There’s Still More Work for Us to Do”

History has shown that rap and R&B artists will dominate in Grammy nominations but never take home the coveted prize of album of the year. Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West, Mariah Carey and John Legend are some of the acts who have played the role before — big Grammy contender, but top award […]

Women Own 2024 Grammy Nominations: SZA Leads With Nine; Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo Score Six Each

It’s the year of women at the Grammy Awards: female acts make up seven of the eight nominees in the top three categories — with SZA leading the pack with nine overall nominations while Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and boygenius earned six nods a piece. Album of the year nominees include […]

CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson Owns the Night; Luke Combs, Tracy Chapman Win for “Fast Car”

Teary-eyed and shaking onstage, breakthrough singer Lainey Wilson won entertainer of the year at the CMA Awards — solidifying her spot as the darling of country music and potential multiple Grammy nominee; Grammy nominations will be unveiled Friday. Wilson beat out Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and last year’s champ, Luke Combs, to win […]

“I Will Always Love You”: Ringo Starr, Reba McEntire, Sting, Lionel Richie on Why They Stan for Dolly Parton

Everybody loves Dolly Parton. The icon — who in wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter discusses her new rock album, all-star collaborations and more — is your favorite singer’s favorite singer. And those singers, from Ringo Starr to Sting to Carrie Underwood, tell us why they’ll always love Dolly Parton. Ringo Starr “I’ve known?Dolly?since the […]