Quickies: Dua Lipa, Madonna, Kesha & More
DUA LIPA CONFIRMS THE TITLE OF HER SECOND ALBUM WITH A TATTOO: Dua Lipa has revealed the title of her sophomore studio album with a tattoo in a picture posted on her Instagram on Sunday. "SWIPE FOR ALBUM TITLE 🔐💝," Dua captioned the photo of herself posing in a bikini. And the album title is Future Nostalgia. The album is expected to be released sometime in 2020, and features lead single "Don't Start Now," which has since gone on to become a Top 30 hit in the U.S. and a No. 2 hit in the UK.
AILING MADONNA CANCELS CONCERTS: Madonna has announced she will take a break from touring to recover from unspecified health issues. "Please forgive this unexpected turn of events. Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment for me but the pain I'm in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctors orders so i can come back stronger and better and continue the Madame X journey with all of you," the 61-year-old singer wrote on Instagram Wednesday night. The tour is to promote Madonna's latest album Madame X. The concert series kicked off in September with a brief residency at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York. The tour schedule included stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, London and Paris.
KESHA PUSHES BACK THE LAUNCH OF HER KESHA ROSE BEAUTY LINE: Kesha is pushing back the launch of her new Kesha Rose Beauty line. The 32-year-old singer tweeted Wednesday: "Animals!! I love u and I'm so so sorry buuuut looks like We have to push the date of the #kesharosebeauty launch☹️😐☹️BUT We're still rushing to get the collection in your hands **next week** tho!!! We'll announce our exact new launch date on Monday but we promise it's coming AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!!!!!! Love u !!!💕❤️💕."
BTS MEMBER JIN RECORDS ‘TONIGHT' IN BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: BTS member Jin is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of his song "Tonight." The 26-year-old South Korean singer shared footage from the making of the solo song, his first-ever composition. Jin released "Tonight" in June as part of BTS 2019 Festa, an annual event where BTS celebrates the anniversary of their debut with their fans, known as ARMY. Jin previously released the solo songs "Awake" and "Epiphany." He also collaborated with BTS member V on the song "It's Definitely You" and with Jungkook on "So Far Away." Jin said he hopes to experiment in the rock genre in the future.
THE WEEKND RELEASES NEW ‘BLINDING LIGHTS' SONG: The Weeknd shared his second brand new song on Friday – "Blinding Lights," which is an ‘80s inspired track produced by Metro Boomin. "I'm blinded by the lights / No, I can't sleep until I feel your touch," The Weeknd sings on the song. The Weeknd shared his song "Heartless" earlier in the week, which marked his first solo song of the year. The upcoming album will be the first solo record from the Grammy-winning artist since the release of My Dear Melancholy last year. The singer can next be seen in the Safdie brothers' new movie Uncut Gems when it hits theaters December 13th.
BEYONCÉ REVEALS HER ‘90S-INSPIRED HOLIDAY MERCH COLLECTION: Beyoncé has unveiled her 2019 Shop Beyoncé Holiday merch line just in time for the holiday season. The 1990s-inspired 12-piece collection includes graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, a blanket, an eye mask, ornaments, wrapping paper, and more. The jewel-toned items are meant to feel "over-the-top fab" and are "inspired by the art of dressing up for the holidays to celebrate with family in the living and dining room," according to a press release.