Beyoncé made the 2015 Forbes' World's Most Powerful Women List, placing number 21, the highest in the Celebrity category. "The highest-ranked entertainer on this year's Power Women list, Beyoncé also took the top spot on last year's Celeb 100 list after earning big from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and the surprise release of her self-titled album," her Forbes profile reads.
Meek Mill has confirmed that he and Nicki Minaj are not engaged.
The rumors started back in April when Minaj posted an Instagram photo of her hand with a massive heart-shaped ring on it. She captioned it with a series of heart, ring, and diamond emojis. Mill also fueled speculation by posting a yellow heart emoji.
Drake and Tinashe have teamed up for "On a Wave," a single to feature on Drizzy's upcoming record Views from the 6. The laid back Noah "40" Shebib-produced cut features bongos and synths and a mellowed out vibe. The cut sees Drake cooling things off with his lady, while Tinashe, in the latter role, seems happy to comply.
Garth Brooks has added new headlining shows in New Orleans, the first of his career, to his seemingly never-ending world tour. Brooks has added two shows in the city. Brooks, along with his wife Trisha Yearwood, will play the N.O.'s Smoothie King Center on July 10 and 11; both shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. These dates will be Brooks' first concerts in Louisiana in 18 years.
A letter written by George Harrison has been sold for $20,000 by L.A. rock collectibles seller Record Mecca. In the missive, dated 1966, Harrison writes to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in the lead up to the recording of Revolver. He says that the Beatles considered dumping longtime producer George Martin in order to record with Jim Stewart at Stax Studios.
Taylor Swift made the 2015 Forbes' World's Most Powerful Women List, placing number 65. "Taylor Swift's (65) controversial decision to pull her music from streaming service Spotify paid off in a big way - 1989 had the biggest first-week sales in 12 years and made Swift the only artist ever to have three consecutive albums sell a million copies their first week," Forbes said.
Eric Church has been added to Marty Stuart's 14th annual Late Night Jam this June, Rolling Stone Country reports. Church first performed at the event back in 2007. Church will join Jimmy Webb, Charley Pride, Connie Smith, EmiSunshine, Brothers Osborne and guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.
A collab between Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre called "2Nite" has surfaced online, prompting many to speculate that the song may be a single from Dre's much anticipated third solo album, which was at one time called Detox. The cut also features a guest spot from R&B singer Jeremih.
Soundgarden's Chris Cornell has revealed plans to release a new solo album this fall. The set, titled A Higher Truth, follows Cornell's 2011 collection Songbook and his 2009 solo release Scream. The new release is due out in September.
P.O.D. have confirmed a full slate of summer tour dates behind their 2014 acoustic release SoCal Sessions. The run is set to kick off at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in South Bend, Indiana on June 14 and runs through July 18 where things wrap up at Mickey's in Lancaster, Ohio.
Carrie Underwood has been added to the 2015 CMA Music Festival lineup. She will take to the stage June 13 at LP Field, as part of the festival's nightly concert series. Underwood joins the likes of Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band.
Art Garfunkel has unleashed on his longtime collaborator Paul Simon in a new interview with the U.K.'s Guardian. During the interview, Art says that Paul is the sole reason the iconic duo are not heading out on a reunion tour and says he's been ready for decades. "Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that's quite doable. As far as this half is concerned, why not?"
Miley Cyrus has helped to secure a second season for Netflix's Grace And Frankie, starring Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Jane Fonda. Show co-creator Marta Kaufmann confirmed that Grace And Frankie will return for another season in 2016, suggesting that a tweet of approval from Cyrus helped to secure the show's second season.
U2 gave a tour of their Innocence + Experience set to CBS' Sunday Morning program over the weekend. The set requires 24 semi-trucks to transport, and much of the equipment, notes the Edge, belongs to him. He says that his gear includes "antique amps" and "Guitar World," a trove of instruments stored under the stage because "every guitar in the show has to have a spare."
Luke Bryan has opened about the first song he ever wrote. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bryan said he was inspired to begin writing songs when he was a teenager after seeing another teen playing guitar and getting attention from girls. After contacting a friend with instruments, he secured a guitar and wrote his first song for a performance at church.