Echosmith saw their Certified Platinum ‘Cool Kids’ get an A Cappella makeover by The Muppets and YouTube star Mike Tompkins as part of The Muppets’ recent residency at YouTube Space LA. Watch it below.
L.A.-based quintet machineheartare out with the video for their buzzy single ‘Circles’, featuring Vanic. The synth-pop anthem hit #1 on Hype Machine and reached #12 on the Spotify U.S. Viral Chart. Watch it via YouTube below.
Several pop stars turned to Twitter to send out their thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal after the south Asian country was hit with a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday, killing more than 3,000. Many also pointed out ways for people to donate to those impacted by the quake. Among the Tweets:
Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): My heart goes out to everyone suffering from the Nepal earthquake. God please bring peace to all that you can. ??
Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Thinking about everyone involved in the Earthquake in Nepal.. Such awful news… To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you @savechildrenuk
Shakira (@shakira): .@UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by horrific #NepalEarthquake You can help: http://www.supportunicef.org/Nepal
Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton): Children are in danger following #Nepal earthquake, please support @Unicef_UK to provide urgent help – http://ow.ly/M73WN PLS RT
One Direction (@onedirection): To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you #NepalEarthquake @savechildrenuk
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): I’m really saddened to hear the news about the earthquake in Nepal. Sending my prayers to the people there & donation through @DirectRelief
Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake
Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): Sending love and thinking about everyone in Nepal.
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Hey everyone, @UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by the #NepalEarthquake To help http://www.unicefusa.org/Nepal
Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic): My prayers for those affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. This was one of the strongest earthquakes recorded.
Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake
Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): So devastating to hear about the earthquake in Nepal. My love and thoughts are with everyone there <3Lisa Origliasso (@Lisa_Veronica): My heart is breaking for everyone affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A terrifying tragedy. Sending prayers, love, peace and strength. XJessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Prayers to Nepal XDrew Seeley (@drewseeley): Praying for Nepal this morningSara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Oh such heartbreak for Nepal.Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): Sending love to Nepal after this devastating earthquake. Just got word that my cousin living there is safe...Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): Just heard about the earthquake in Nepal. My heart goes out to all the victims. Just horrible.Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Nepal in my thoughts today
Several pop artists Tweeted their support of Bruce Jenner after the decathlon gold medal winner and reality television star appeared on ABC’s ’20/20′ to reveal “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Jenner has had cosmetic facial surgeries and is taking the female hormone estrogen, but is unsure about gender altering surgeries. Among the Twitter postings:
Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs): The Bruce Jenner interview special is two hours long… but considerably longer if you watch it with your parents and pause for questions.
Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): I have so much respect for Bruce Jenner finally opening up about the gender identity cloud that has… https://instagram.com/p/17zDm5Nde7/
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): Go go go go go go Bruce Jenner. And well done Mr. Sean Dooley @seandooley3 and Mrs. Sawyer
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): I am really interested to see the Bruce Jenner interview but I can’t find it anywhere online : ( I applaud him for his courage!
Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini): Finally got to see the Bruce Jenner interview and was floored by the grace and bravery he exhibited.
Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Once a champion always a champion. #BruceJenner #transgender #beyourself #loveyourself #LoveIsLove
Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Bruce Jenner. TY! An inspiring reminder to us all to find the courage to be our authentic selves in spite of our fears. #BruceJennerABC
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Proud to be part of a generation that is making a change & embracing all kinds of people. Bruce Jenner, you did an amazing thing. #SpreadLove
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): #brucejenner is so brave and I love that he’s finally happy with being himself. #gobruce
Luciana (@LucianaCaporaso): So much respect and support for #BruceJenner, I think this exposure of transgender issues will help so many lives.
Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Bravo #BruceJenner #DianeSawyer and #ABC !! Beautifully told!!
Carmen & Camille (@carmencamille): Proud of Bruce Jenner, that took courage. I hope this interview opens up a dialogue about gender identity #BruceJennerABC
Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton) :My mom w the inspiring #BruceJenner reminding us all tonight to be who you are, whoever that may be.… https://instagram.com/p/14oIZnPwx2/
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Thank you #BruceJenner. Your testimony will make this world a better place.
Ayla Brown (@AylaBrown): While most of the world was glued to the TV with #BruceJenner I was w/ hundreds of Vets and @ConcernedVets spreading patriotism! #LetLoveIn
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) I LOOOOVE LOOOVE LOOOVE Bruce Jenner!!!!!!!
Katy Tiz has released the official video for her latest single, ‘Whistle (While You Work It)’. The song comes off of the UK singer/songwriter’s upcoming Atlantic Records debut album. Watch it via YouTube below.
Katy says of the video, “It blows my mind seeing a vision I had come to life. This video comes from my love of graffiti artwork and takes inspiration from some of the greatest fairytales of all time.”
‘Whistle (While You Work It)’ was recently featured in Shoe Dazzle’s spring campaign. It follows the success of ‘The Big Bang’, Katy’s breakout single that launched her onto the Billboard Hot 100 and to Top 40 radio.
Moa Lignell performed her new single ‘Where I Stand’ on TV4’s ‘Nyhetsmorgon’ on Wednesday (April 15). The Swedish singer, who came in third place in ‘Idol 2011’, is set to release her second album on Universal Music soon. Watch it below.
Kaneholler are out with the music video to their new single ‘Paper Games’. The LA based duo consists of Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster, who trade off verses and duet on the chorus. Watch the Jon Hoeg directed video via YouTube below.
Fifth Harmony are out with the music video to their single ‘Worth It’, the third release off the American girl group’s debut album ‘Reflection’, out now on Epic / Syco. The Cameron Duddy directed video features group members Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane Hansen in business attire dancing in front of a stock market ticker with slogans such as “women in power”, “feminism is sexy” and “glass ceiling” mixed with stock quotes. Watch it via YouTube below.
Atlantic Records’ Christina Perri has announced plans for a major summer tour. ‘The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour’ sees the singer songwriter co-headlining alongside Colbie Caillat, with dates getting underway July 10th at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena and then traveling through late August. See the tour dates below. Support throughout comes from Rachel Platten. For complete details and ticket information, visit christinaperri.com.
Perri will follow ‘The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour’ by joining up with Atlantic labelmate Ed Sheeran’s upcoming North American headline tour. The dates – promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) – kick off September 3rd at Houston, Texas’ BBVA Compass Stadium and then continue through September 23rd.
Christina Perri has spent much of the past year on the road celebrating the release of her acclaimed second album ‘Head or Heart’. In addition to high profile TV appearances, festival performances, and treks with OneRepublic and Demi Lovato, Perri recently returned from her biggest worldwide headline tour to date, with sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour Dates:
July 10 – Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for Performing Arts*
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
July 14 – New York, NY at JBL Live at Pier 97
July 16 – Patchogue, NY at Shorefront Park
July 18 – Windsor, ON at The Colosseum @Caesars
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MI at Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre
July 21 – Salina, KS at Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts
July 22 – Sioux City, IA at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 24 – New Buffalo, MI at Four Winds Casino Resort
July 25 – Wabash, IN at Honeywell Center
July 26 – Sylvania, OH at Centennial Terrace
July 29 – Lewiston, NY at Artpark Amphitheatre
August 1 – Binghamton, NY at Spiedlefest & Balloon Rally Fest
August 5 – Cary, NC at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
August 14 – New Orleans, LA at Bold Sphere Music at Champion Square
August 15 – San Antonio, TX at Majestic Theatre
August 16 – Austin, TX at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
August 18 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
August 20 – Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre
August 23 – Rohnert Park, CA at Sonoma State University
August 25 – Saratoga, CA at The Mountain Winery
August 26 – Livermore, CA at Wente Vineyards
August 28 – Sandy, UT at Sandy City Amphitheatre
August 30 – Vancouver, BC at Fair at PNE*
*Rachel Platten will not be support on these dates
Meg Myers is out with the music video to her new single ‘Sorry’, which will be featured on the American singer songwriter’s upcoming full length debut album, due out this summer on Atlantic Records. Watch the Andrew Donoho directed video via YouTube below.