Quickies: Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas & More
MILEY CYRUS & SHAWN MENDES REPORTEDLY WORKING ON NEW MUSIC TOGETHER: Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes are teaming up for a new single, according to TMZ. The duo are reportedly hard at work putting the finishing touches on their song, which will drop in the coming weeks. Fans began to suspect a collab when Miley posted a photo from Grammys rehearsal and Shawn’s guitar and equipment were in the background. Although it’s unclear if they will take the stage together, the song is supposed to be a part of Miley’s upcoming album.
MEGHAN TRAINOR, JOHN LEGEND, BOYZ II MEN, MORE TO PERFORM AT ‘MOTOWN 60: A GRAMMY CELEBRATION’: Two days after the Grammys, a slew stars will regroup for another star-studded musical event: Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration. The special, marking six decades of Motown Records, will air April 21 on CBS. The taping, scheduled for February 12th at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, will feature performances by John Legend, Pentatonix, Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men and Fantasia, as well as Motown legends Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross and Thelma Houston, and Motown songwriters Lamont Dozier and Brian & Eddie Holland.
NICK JONAS TO RETURN FOR ‘JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE’ SEQUEL: Nick Jonas is set to reprise his role in the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Nick portrayed Alex/Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, who had been stuck within Jumanji for 20 years before being discovered by The Rock and crew. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, as well as the teens from the film, will all be returning and reprising their roles. Awkwafina has also joined the cast of the film, set to be released on December 13th.
TAYLOR SWIFT WILL NOT ATTEND GRAMMYS: It doesn’t look like Taylor Swift will be at the 2019 Grammy Awards this weekend. It is being reported that the 29-year-old entertainer has decided to skip the awards show where her album reputation is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, Variety reports. Rumor has it Taylor may be attending the 2019 BAFTA Awards in London – which is on the same day as the Grammys - to support boyfriend Joe Alwyn, but it has not been confirmed. Taylor has been in London the past few weeks filming the upcoming movie-musical Cats.
DUA LIPA, CHLOE X HALLE & MORE JOIN GRAMMYS 2019 LINEUP: The 2019 Grammy Awards just announced another round of performers that includes Dua Lipa, who is set to take the stage during the show alongside Grammy winner St. Vincent. Other announced artists include nominees Travis Scott and Chloe x Halle as well as previous Grammy winner Mark Ronson. Andra Day, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams are also set to take the stage for a touching tribute to Aretha Franklin. Lady Gaga and Ronson will presumably perform the Grammy-nominated A Star Is Born song they co-wrote together, "Shallow." The song is up for Record and Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and Best Pop Duo/Group Song. Gaga is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, for her piano version of the title track from her Joanne album. Previously announced performers include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Miley Cyrus and more. The Grammys, hosted by Alicia Keys, air live on CBS Sunday.