Selena Gomez Claps Back At Troll For Criticizing Her Drinking Joke After Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Claps Back At Troll For Criticizing Her Drinking Joke After Kidney Transplant







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A social media user criticized Selena Gomez for her joking about heavy drinking after getting a kidney transplant. Then the actress fought back.

Selena Gomez didn’t find one fan’s comment about her drinking very funny. The drama all began when the Only Murders in the Building actress posted a funny reaction TikTok to Dr. Dawn Bantel’s description of what constitutes “heavy drinking” for men and women. “The CDC defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks a week for men,” Dr. Dawn explained as Selena jokingly raised her eyebrows. “And 8 or more drinks per week for women.”

Although the “Ice Cream” singer captioned the video by saying, “it’s a joke,” some TikTok users didn’t think her take on heavy drinking was very funny.

@selenagomez

#duet with @drdawnbantel it’s a joke

♬ original sound – Dr. Dawn Bantel, NMD

“So one of your best friends gives you her kidney and you continue to drink excessively,” a user wrote. “Damn Selena.” After the person wrote in the critique, the 29-year-old clapped back, “It was a joke ass.” Following Selena’s response, numerous fans came to her defense, with one writing, “The fact you need to say that this is a joke [pleading face emoji]…I love you.”

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In Sept. 2017, Selena announced she had received a kidney transplant from her friend, Francia Raisa, 33, while battling lupus. In an interview on Today during that time, Selena shared how her pal saved her life with the organ donation. “I guess I got to the point where it was really, kind of, life or death,” she shared. Since her surgery, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer has advocated for kidney donations, using her platform to call out controversial jokes about the subject.

In August 2021, the pop star called out the show The Good Fight for joking about her situation, writing, “I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing but sadly it has apparently,” she shared. “I hope in the next writer’s room when one of these tasteless jokes are presented it’s called out immediately and doesn’t make it on air.” Moreover, fans came to Selena’s defense when the Saved By the Bell reboot also made light of the subject, leading the network to issue a formal apology.

2022 Grammy Nominations: Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & More — See The Full List

2022 Grammy Nominations: Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & More — See The Full List

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And the nominees are…some of the biggest stars in music! The 2022 Grammy Awards nominees just dropped, so see which of your favorite stars are up for awards – and which ones got snubbed.

Following the shock and controversy surrounding the previous ceremony, all eyes were watching when the nominees for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday (Nov. 23). Harvey Mason Jr., the CEO of The Recording Academy, revealed the slate of nominees via a livestream. There were a few surprises, here and there, but some familiar and expected names popped up in the General field – aka the “Big Four” categories – of Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Olivia Rodrigo – who kicked off 2021 by shattering practically all the records with her song, “drivers license” – was given some love from the Academy, as was Billie Eilish, whose “Everything I Wanted” won Record of the Year during the 2020 ceremony.

The eligibility period for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards was between Sept. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021. While the first nine months of 2021 ushered in some incredible albums – Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Doja Cat’s Planet Her, Lil Nas X’s Montero – some records from the back-half of 2020 were also available to get some love. Taylor Swift’s evermore could help her make history – again. Earlier in 2021, she became the first woman to win Album of the Year for the third time after folklore took home the gold. If evermore wins, she will become the first female artist to win the award in consecutive years. Only Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder have pulled off that feat in the past. Plus, Taylor’s bestie, Selena Gomez, got her first Grammy nomination ever — her Revelación is up for Best Latin Pop Album.

See the full list below (courtesy of Grammys.com):

Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.


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  • ABBA, “I Still Have Faith In You
  • Jon Batiste, “Freedom”
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”
  • Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”
  • Brandi Carlile, “Right On Time”
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More”
  • Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever”
  • Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
  • Silk Sonic, “Leave The Door Open”

Album Of The Year

  • Jon Batiste, We Are
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Love For Sale
  • Justin Bieber, Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
  • Doja Cat, Planet Her (Deluxe)
  • Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  • H.E.R., Back Of My Mind
  • Lil Nas X, Montero
  • Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
  • Taylor Swift, Evermore
    Taylor Swift
  • Kanye West, Donda

Song Of The Year

  • “Bad Habits” — Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
  • “A Beautiful Noise” — Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)
  • “drivers license” — Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • “Fight For You”–
    Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • “Kiss Me More” — Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring SZA)
  • “Leave The Door Open” –Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)
  • “Peaches” — Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani, songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
  • “Right On Time” –Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best New Artist

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • FINNEAS
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Justin Biber, “Anyone”
  • Brandi Carlile, “Right On Time”
  • Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever”
  • Ariana Grande, “Positions”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”
  • Justin Bieber & benny blanco, “Lonely”
  • BTS, “Butter”
  • Coldplay, “Higher Power”
    Coldplay
  • Doja Cat Featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Love For Sale
  • Norah Jones, Til We Meet Again (Live)
  • Tori Kelly, A Tori Kelly Christmas
  • Ledisi, Ledisi Sings Nina
  • Willie Nelson, That’s Life
  • Dolly Parton, A Holly Dolly Christmas

8?!?!??!!???!

— Ric Nast (@DojaCat) November 23, 2021

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Justin Bieber, Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
  • Doja Cat, Planet Her (Deluxe)
  • Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  • Ariana Grande, Positions
  • Olivia Rodrigo, Sour

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Best Dance/Electronic Recordin

  • Afrojack & David Guetta, “Hero”
  • Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo, “Loom”
  • James Blake, “Before”
  • Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, “Heartbreak”
  • Caribou, “You Can Do It”
  • Rüfüs Du Sol, “Alive”
  • Tiësto, “The Business”

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.

  • Black Coffee, Subconsciously
  • ILLENIUM, Fallen Embers
  • Major Lazer, Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)
  • Marshmello, Shockwave
  • Sylvan Esso, Free Love
  • Ten City, Judgement

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal, Double Dealin’
  • Rachel Eckroth, The Garden
  • Taylor Eigsti, Tree Falls
  • Steve Gadd Band, At Blue Note Tokyo
  • Mark Lettieri, Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2

ROCK

Best Rock Performance

  • AC/DC, “Shot In The Dark”
  • Black Pumas, “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)”
  • Chris Cornell, “Nothing Compares 2 U”
  • Deftones, “Ohms”
  • Foo Fighters, “Making A Fire”

Best Metal Performance

  • Deftones, “Genesis”
  • Dream Theater, “The Alien”
  • Gojira, “Amazonia”
  • Mastodon, “Pushing The Tides”
  • Rob Zombie, “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)”

Best Rock Song

  • “All My Favorite Songs” — Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer)
  • “The Bandit” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
  • “Distance” — Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
  • “Find My Way” — Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney)
  • “Waiting On A War” — Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album

  • AC/DC, Power Up
  • Black Pumas, Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
  • Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
  • Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight
  • Paul McCartney, McCartney III

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Fleet Foxes, Shore
  • Halsey, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
  • Japanese Breakfast, Jubilee
  • Arlo Parks, Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • St. Vincent, Daddy’s Home

Really wasn’t expecting that! It was an honor to work with some of my heroes, Trent and Atticus, and I am so proud of this album and hope that you guys continue to love it for years to come. Here’s to taking risks 🥂

— h (@halsey) November 23, 2021

R&B

Best R&B Performance

  • Snoh Aalegra, “Lost You”
  • Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”
  • H.E.R., “Damage”
  • Silk Sonic, “Leave The Door Open”
  • Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Jon Batiste, “I Need You”
  • BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal, “Bring It On Home To Me”
  • Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper, “Born Again”
  • H.E.R., “Fight For You”
  • Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba, “How Much Can A Heart Take”

Best R&B Song

  • “Damage” — Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, H.E.R., Carl McCormick & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “Good Days” — Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe & Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (SZA)
  • “Heartbreak Anniversary” –Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas & Varren Wade, songwriters (Giveon)
  • “Leave The Door Open” — Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • “Pick Up Your Feelings” — Denisia “Blue June” Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Michael Holmes & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

Best Progressive R&B Album

  • Eric Bellinger, New Light
  • Cory Henry, Something To Say
  • Hiatus Kaiyote, Mood Valiant
  • Lucky Daye, Table For Two
  • Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington, Dinner Party: Dessert
  • Masego, Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Best R&B Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.

  • Snoh Aalegra, Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies
  • Jon Batiste, We Are
  • Leon Bridges, Gold-Diggers Sound
  • H.E.R., Back Of My Mind
  • Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales

RAP

Best Rap Performance

  • Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
  • Cardi B, “Up”
  • J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray, “M Y . L I F E”
  • Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Thot S***”

don’t have to win a single award, truly thankful for all the insight this year has brought me. and thankful for the journey. love u guys 😭🤍

— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) November 23, 2021

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • J. Cole Featuring Lil Baby, “P R I D E . I S . T H E . D E V I L”
  • Doja Cat, “Need To Know”
  • Lil Nas X Featuring Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
  • Tyler, The Creator Featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign, “Wusyaname”
  • Kanye West Featuring The Weeknd & Lil Baby, “Hurricane”

Best Rap Song

  • “Bath Salts” — Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones & Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX Featuring Jay-Z & Nas)
  • “Best Friend” — Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas & Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie Featuring Doja Cat)
  • “Family Ties” — Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour & Dominik Patrzek, songwriters (Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Jail” — Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z)
  • “M Y . L I F E” —  Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph & Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray)

Best Rap Album

  • J.Cole, The Off-Season
  • Drake, Certified Lover Boy
  • Nas, King’s Disease II
    Nas
  • Tyler, The Creator, Call Me If You Get Lost
  • Kanye West, Donda

COUNTRY

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
  • Mickey Guyton, “Remember Her Name”
  • Jason Isbell, All I Do Is Drive
  • Kacey Musgraves, “camera roll”
  • Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”
  • Brothers Osborne, “Younger Me”
  • Dan + Shay, “Glad You Exist”
  • Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris, “Chasing After You”
  • Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”

Best Country Song

  • “Better Than We Found It” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • “camera roll” — Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
  • “Cold” — Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Country Again” — Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
  • “Fancy Like” — Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)
  • “Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling, songwriters (Mickey Guyton)

Best Country Album

  • Brothers Osborne, Skeletons
  • Mickey Guyton, Remember Her Name
  • Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram, The Marfa Tapes
  • Sturgill Simpson, The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita
  • Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

NEW AGE

Best New Age Album

  • Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton, Brothers
  • Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej, Divine Tides
  • Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone, Pangaea
  • Opium Moon, Night + Day
  • Laura Sullivan, Pieces Of Forever

JAZZ

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Sackodougou
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist
    Track from: The Hands Of Time (Weedie Braimah)
  • Kick Those Feet
    Kenny Barron, soloist
    Track from: Songs From My Father (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios)
  • Bigger Than Us
    Jon Batiste, soloist
    Track from: Soul (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Various Artists)
  • Absence
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: Absence (Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet)
  • Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)
    Chick Corea, soloist
    Track from: Akoustic Band Live (Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The Baylor Project, Generations
  • Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue
  • Nnenna Freelon,  Time Traveler
  •  Gretchen Parlato, Flor
  • Esperanza Spalding, Songwrights Apothecary Lab

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Jon Batiste, Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul
  • Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet, Absence
  • Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Skyline
  • Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl, Akoustic Band LIVE
  • Pat Metheny, Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Albu

  • The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart, Live At Birdland!
  • Jazzmeia Horn And Her Noble Force, Dear Love
  • Christian McBride Big Band, For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver
  • Sun Ra Arkestra, Swirling
  • Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band, Jackets XL

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés, Mirror Mirror
  • Carlos Henriquez, The South Bronx Story
  • Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Virtual Birdland
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet, Transparency
  • Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo, El Arte Del Bolero

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Voice Of God” — Dante Bowe Featuring Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis & Mitch Wong, songwriters
  • “Joyful” — Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe & Ben Schofield, songwriters
  • “Help” — Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown & Darryl Woodson, songwriters
  • “Never Lost” — CeCe Winans
  • “Wait On You” — Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “We Win” — Kirk Franklin & Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn & Justin Smith, songwriters
  • “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)” — H.E.R. & Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile & H.E.R., songwriters
  • “Man Of Your Word” – Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess & Chandler Moore, songwriters
  • Believe For It” – CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans & Mitch Wong, songwriters
  • “Jireh” — Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

  • Jekalyn Carr, Changing Your Story
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live At The Ryman
  • Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
  • Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, Jonny X Mali: Live In LA
  • CeCe Winans, Believe For It

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Natalie Grant, No Stranger
  • Israel & New Breed, Feels Like Home Vol. 2
  • Kari Jobe, The Blessing (Live)
  • Tauren Wells, Citizen Of Heaven (Live)
  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Harry Connick, Jr., Alone With My Faith
  • Gaither Vocal Band, That’s Gospel, Brother
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Keeping On
  • The Isaacs, Songs For The Times
  • Carrie Underwood, My Savior

LATIN

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Pablo Alborán, Vértigo
  • Paula Arenas, Mis Amores
  • Ricardo Arjona, Hecho A La Antigua
  • Camilo, Mis Manos
  • Alex Cuba, Mendó
  • Selena Gomez, Revelación

Best Música Urbana Album

  • Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco
  • Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
  • J Balvin, Jose
  • KAROL G, KG0516
  • Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) 8

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • Bomba Estéreo, Deja
  • Diamante Eléctrico, Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition)
  • Juanes, Origen
  • Nathy Peluso, Calambre
  • C. Tangana, El Madrileño
  • Zoé, Sonidos De Karmática Resonancia

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera and Tejano) recordings.

  • Aida Cuevas, Antología De La Musica Ranchera, Vol. 2
  • Vicente Fernández, A Mis 80’s
  • Mon Laferte, Seis
  • Natalia Lafourcade, Un Canto Por México, Vol. II
  • Christian Nodal, Ayayay! (Súper Deluxe)

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, Salswing!
  • El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, En Cuarentena
  • Aymée Nuviola, Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa, Colegas
  • Tony Succar, Live In Peru

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Best American Roots Performance

  • Cry
    Jon Batiste
  • Love And Regret
    Billy Strings
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
    The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Béla Fleck
  • Same Devil
    Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile
  • Nightflyer
    Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song

  • Avalon
    Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson & Francesco Turrisi, songwriters (Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi)
  • Call Me A Fool
    Valerie June, songwriter (Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas)
  • Cry
    Jon Batiste & Steve McEwan, songwriters (Jon Batiste)
  • Diamond Studded Shoes
    Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Yola, songwriters (Yola)
  • Nightflyer
    Jeremy Lindsay & Allison Russell, songwriters (Allison Russell)

Best Americana Album

  • Downhill From Everywhere
    Jackson Browne
  • Leftover Feelings
    John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band
  • Native Sons
    Los Lobos
  • Outside Child
    Allison Russell
  • Stand For Myself
    Yola

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Renewal
    Billy Strings
  • My Bluegrass Heart
    Béla Fleck
  • A Tribute To Bill Monroe
    The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
    Sturgill Simpson
  • Music Is What I See
    Rhonda Vincent

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • 100 Years Of Blues
    Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
  • Traveler’s Blues
    Blues Traveler
  • I Be Trying
    Cedric Burnside
  • Be Ready When I Call You
    Guy Davis
  • Take Me Back
    Kim Wilson

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Delta Kream
    The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton & Kenny Brown
  • Royal Tea
    Joe Bonamassa
  • Uncivil War
    Shemekia Copeland
  • Fire It Up
    Steve Cropper
  • 662
    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Best Folk Album

  • One Night Lonely [Live]
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Long Violent History
    Tyler Childers
  • Wednesday (Extended Edition)
    Madison Cunningham
  • They’re Calling Me Home
    Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi
  • Blue Heron Suite
    Sarah Jarosz

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Live In New Orleans!
    Sean Ardoin And Kreole Rock And Soul
  • Bloodstains & Teardrops
    Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
  • My People
    Cha Wa
  • Corey Ledet Zydeco
    Corey Ledet Zydeco
  • Kau Ka Pe’a
    Kalani Pe’a

REGGAE

Best Reggae Album

  • Pamoja
    Etana
  • Positive Vibration
    Gramps Morgan
  • Live N Livin
    Sean Paul
  • Royal
    Jesse Royal
  • Beauty In The Silence
    Soja
  • 10
    Spice

GLOBAL MUSIC

Best Global Music Performance

  • Mohabbat
    Arooj Aftab
  • Do Yourself
    Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy
  • Pà Pá Pà
    Femi Kuti
  • Blewu
    Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo
  • Essence
    WizKid Featuring Tems

Best Global Music Albu

  • Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1
    Rocky Dawuni
  • East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live In Concert
    Daniel Ho & Friends
  • Mother Nature
    Angelique Kidjo
  • Legacy +
    Femi Kuti And Made Kuti
  • Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition
    WizKid

CHILDREN’S

Best Children’s Music Album

  • Actívate
    123 Andrés
  • All One Tribe
    1 Tribe Collective
  • Black To The Future
    Pierce Freelon
  • A Colorful World
    Falu
  • Crayon Kids
    Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band

SPOKEN WORD

Best Spoken Word Album
Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling

  • LeVar Burton,  Aftermath
  • Don Cheadle,  Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis
  • J. Ivy,  Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago
  • Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman, 8:46
  • Barack Obama, A Promised Land

COMEDY

Best Comedy Album

  • Lavell Crawford, The Comedy Vaccine
  • Chelsea Handler, Evolution
  • Louis C.K., Sincerely Louis CK
  • Lewis Black, Thanks For Risking Your Life
  • Nate Bargatze, The Greatest Average American
  • Kevin Hart, Zero F***s Given

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nick Lloyd Webber & Greg Wells, producers; Andrew Lloyd Webber & David Zippel, composers/lyricists (Original Album Cast)
  • Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers
    Burt Bacharach, Michael Croiter, Ben Hartman & Steven Sater, producers; Burt Bacharach, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist (World Premiere Cast)
  • Girl From The North Country
    Simon Hale, Conor McPherson & Dean Sharenow, producers (Bob Dylan, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording)
    Cameron Mackintosh, Lee McCutcheon & Stephen Metcalfe, producers (Claude-Michel Schönberg, composer; Alain Boublil, John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel & Trevor Nunn, lyricists) (The 2020 Les Misérables Staged Concert Company)
  • Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots
    Daniel C. Levine, Michael J Moritz Jr, Bryan Perri & Stephen Schwartz, producers (Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist) (World Premiere Cast)
  • The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
    Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, composers/lyricists (Barlow & Bear)

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album.  In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).

  • Cruella
    (Various Artists)
  • Dear Evan Hansen
    (Various Artists)
  • In The Heights
    (Various Artists)
  • One Night In Miami…
    (Various Artists)
  • Respect
    Jennifer Hudson
  • Schmigadoon! Episode 1
    (Various Artists)
  • The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
    Andra Day

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.

  • Bridgerton
    Kris Bowers, composer
  • Dune
    Hans Zimmer, composer
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16)
    Ludwig Göransson, composer
  • The Queen’s Gambit
    Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer
  • Soul
    Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media
A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Agatha All Along [From WandaVision: Episode 7]
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White)
  • All Eyes On Me [From Inside]
    Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)
  • All I Know So Far [From P!NK: All I Know So Far]
    Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (P!nk)
  • Fight For You [From Judas And The Black Messiah]
    Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) [From Respect]
    Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson & Carole King, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
  • Speak Now [From One Night In Miami…]
    Sam Ashworth & Leslie Odom, Jr., songwriters (Leslie Odom, Jr.)

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Beautiful Is Black
    Brandee Younger, composer (Brandee Younger)
  • Cat And Mouse
    Tom Nazziola, composer (Tom Nazziola)
  • Concerto For Orchestra: Finale
    Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & Czech National Symphony Orchestra Featuring Antonio Sánchez & Derrick Hodge)
  • Dreaming In Lions: Dreaming In Lions
    Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble)
  • Eberhard
    Lyle Mays, composer (Lyle Mays)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • Chopsticks
    Bill O’Connell, arranger (Richard Baratta)
  • For The Love Of A Princess (From “Braveheart”)
    Robin Smith, arranger (HAUSER, London Symphony Orchestra & Robin Smith)
  • Infinite Love
    Emile Mosseri, arranger (Emile Mosseri)
  • Meta Knight’s Revenge (From “Kirby Superstar”)
    Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman, arrangers (The 8-Bit Big Band Featuring Button Masher)
  • The Struggle Within
    Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez, arrangers (Rodrigo y Gabriela)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • The Bottom Lin
    Ólafur Arnalds, arranger (Ólafur Arnalds & Josin)
  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    Tehillah Alphonso, arranger (Tonality & Alexander Lloyd Blake)
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
  • Eleanor Rigby
    Cody Fry, arranger (Cody Fry)
  • To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version)
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Julia Bullock)

PACKAGE, NOTES, AND HISTORICAL

Best Recording Package

  • American Jackpot / American Girls
    Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
  • Carnage
  • Nick Cave & Tom Hingston, art directors (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
  • Pakelang
    Li Jheng Han & Yu, Wei, art directors (2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group & The Chairman Crossover Big Band)
  • Serpentine Prison
    Dayle Doyle, art director (Matt Berninger)
  • Zeta
    Xiao Qing Yang, art director (Soul Of Ears)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison & Olivia Harrison, art directors (George Harrison)
  • Color Theory
    Lordess Foudre & Christopher Leckie, art directors (Soccer Mommy)
  • The Future Bites (Limited Edition Box Set)
    Simon Moore, art director (Steven Wilson)
  • 77-81
    Dan Calderwood & Jon King, art directors (Gang Of Four)
  • Swimming In Circles
    Ramón Coronado & Marshall Rake, art directors (Mac Miller)

Best Album Notes

  • Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas
    Ann-Katrin Zimmermann, album notes writer (Sunwook Kim)
  • The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia And RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966
    Ricky Riccardi, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
  • Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology
    Kevin Howes, album notes writer (Willie Dunn)
  • Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
    David Giovannoni, Richard Martin & Stephan Puille, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • The King Of Gospel Music: The Life And Music Of Reverend James Cleveland
    Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

  • Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings
    Robert Russ, compilation producer; Nancy Conforti, Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Marian Anderson)
  • Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
    Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History Of The World’s Music
    April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)
    Patrick Milligan & Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Joni Mitchell)
  • Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe Edition)
    Trevor Guy, Michael Howe & Kirk Johnson, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)

PRODUCTION

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Cinema
    Josh Conway, Marvin Figueroa, Josh Gudwin, Neal H Pogue & Ethan Shumaker, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (The Marías)
  • Dawn
    Thomas Brenneck, Zach Brown, Elton “L10MixedIt” Chueng, Riccardo Damian, Tom Elmhirst, Jens Jungkurth, Todd Monfalcone, John Rooney & Smino, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Yebba)
  • Hey What
    BJ Burton, engineer; BJ Burton, mastering engineer (Low)
  • Love For Sale
    Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman & Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers (Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga)
  • Notes With Attachments
    Joseph Lorge & Blake Mills, engineers; Greg Koller, mastering engineer (Pino Palladino & Blake Mills)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical 

  • Jack Antonoff
    • Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Lana Del Rey) (A)
    • Daddy’s Home (St. Vincent) (A)
    • Gold Rush (Taylor Swift) (T)
    • Sling (Clairo) (A)
    • Solar Power (Lorde) (A)
    • Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night (Bleachers) (A)
  • Rogét Chahayed
    • //aguardiente Y Limón %ᵕ‿‿ᵕ% (Kali Uchis) (T)
    • Ain’t S*** (Doja Cat) (T)
    • Beautiful (Shelley FKA DRAM) (T)
    • Blueberry Eyes (MAX Featuring SUGA of BTS) (S)
    • Fire In The Sky (Anderson .Paak) (T)
    • Kiss Me More (Doja Cat Featuring SZA) (S)
    • Lazy Susan (21 Savage With Rich Brian Featuring Warren Hue & Masimwei) (S)
    • NITROUS (Joji) (T)
    • Vibez (ZAYN) (S)
  • Mike Elizondo
    • Glow On (Turnstile) (A)
    • Good Day (Twenty One Pilots) (T)
    • Life By Misadventure (Rag’n’Bone Man) (A)
    • Mercy (Jonas Brothers) (T)
    • Mulberry Street (Twenty One Pilots) (T)
    • Obviously (Lake Street Dive) (A)
    • Repeat (Grace Vanderwaal) (S)
    • Taking The Heat (Joy Oladokun) (T)
  • Hit-Boy
    • Judas And The Black Messiah: The Inspired Album (Various Artists) (A)
    • King’s Disease II (Nas) (A)
  • Ricky Reed
    • //aguardiente y limón%ᵕ‿‿ᵕ% (Kali Uchis) (T)Can’t Let You Go (Terrace Martin Featuring Nick Grant) (S)
    • Damn Bean (John-Robert) (T)
    • Don’t Go Yet (Camila Cabello) (S)
    • Gold-Diggers Sound (Leon Bridges) (A)
    • Piece Of You (Shawn Mendes) (T)
    • Pushing Away (Junior Mesa) (T)
    • Rumors (Lizzo Featuring Cardi B) (S)
    • Sing (Jon Batiste) (T)

Best Remixed Recording

  • Back To Life (Booker T Kings Of Soul Satta Dub)
    Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
  • Born For Greatness (Cymek Remix)
    Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach)
  • Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)
    Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
  • Inside Out (3SCAPE DRM Remix)
    3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd & Griff)
  • Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)
    Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande)
  • Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
    Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones)
  • Talks (Mura Masa Remix)
    Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Immersive Audio Album 

  • Alicia
    George Massenburg & Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
  • Clique
    Jim Anderson & Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Jim Anderson, immersive producer (Patricia Barber)
  • Fine Line
    Greg Penny, immersive mix engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
  • The Future Bites
    Jake Fields & Steven Wilson, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, immersive producer (Steven Wilson)
  • Stille Grender
    Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)

Best Engineered Album, Classical 

  • Archetypes
    Jonathan Lackey, Bill Maylone & Dan Nichols, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion)
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears
    Richard King, engineer (Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
    Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck, Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Chanticleer Sings Christmas
    Leslie Ann Jones, engineer (Chanticleer)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’
    Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale & Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
    • Appear And Inspire (James Franklin & The East Carolina University Chamber Singers) (A)
    • Howells: Requiem (Brian Schmidt & Baylor University A Cappella Choir) (A)
    • Hymns Of Kassianí (Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana) (A)
    • Kyr: In Praise Of Music (Joshua Copeland & Antioch Chamber Ensemble) (A)
    • More Honourable Than The Cherubim (Vladimir Gorbik & PaTRAM Institute Male Choir) (A)
    • O’Regan: The Phoenix (Patrick Summers, Thomas Hampson, Chad Shelton, Rihab Chaieb, Lauren Snouffer, Houston Grand Opera & Houston Grand Opera Orchestra) (A)
    • Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom (Benedict Sheehan & The Saint Tikhon Choir) (A)
  • Steven Epstein
    • Bach And Brahms Re-Imagined (Jens Lindemann, James Ehnes & Jon Kimura Parker) (A)
    • Bartók: Quartet No. 3; Beethoven: Op. 59, No. 2; Dvořák: American Quartet (Juilliard String Quartet) (A)
    • Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears (Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax) (A)
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 17, Arr. For Piano, String Quartet And Double Bass (Alon Goldstein, Alexander Bickard & Fine Arts Quartet) (A)
    • Songs Of Comfort And Hope (Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott) (A)
  • David Frost
    • Chamber Works By Dmitri Klebanov (ARC Ensemble) (A)
    • Glass: Akhnaten (Karen Kamensek, J’Nai Bridges, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Zachary James, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra) (A)
    • Mon Ami, Mon Amour (Matt Haimovitz & Mari Kodama) (A)
    • One Movement Symphonies – Barber, Sibelius, Scriabin (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony) (A)
    • Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Adrianne Pieczonka, Karita Mattila, Karen Cargill, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra) (A)
    • Primavera I – The Wind (Matt Haimovitz) (A)
    • Roots (Randall Goosby & Zhu Wang) (A)
  • Elaine Martone
    • Archetypes (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion) (A)
    • Beneath The Sky (Zoe Allen & Levi Hernandez) (A)
    • Davis: Family Secrets – Kith & Kin (Timothy Myers, Andrea Edith Moore & Jane Holding) (A)
    • Quest (Elisabeth Remy Johnson) (A)
    • Schubert: Symphony In C Major, ‘The Great’; Krenek: Static & Ecstatic (Franz Welser-Möst & The Cleveland Orchestra) (A)
  • Judith Sherman
    • Alone Together (Jennifer Koh) (A)
    • Bach & Beyond Part 3 (Jennifer Koh) (A)
    • Bruits (Imani Winds) (A)
    • Eryilmaz: Dances Of The Yogurt Maker (Erberk Eryilmaz & Carpe Diem String Quartet) (A)
    • Fantasy – Oppens Plays Kaminsky (Ursula Oppens) (A)
    • Home (Blythe Gaissert) (A)
    • Mendelssohn, Visconti & Golijov (Jasper String Quartet & Jupiter String Quartet) (A)
    • A Schubert Journey (Llŷr Williams) (A)
    • Vers Le Silence – William Bolcom & Frédéric Chopin (Ran Dank) (A)

CLASSICAL

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives; Harmonielehre
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
    Manfred Honeck, conductor (Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Muhly: Throughline
    Nico Muhly, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
  • Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem Of Ecstasy
    Thomas Dausgaard, conductor (Seattle Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
    Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Mika Kares & Szilvia Vörös; Robert Suff, producer (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Glass: Akhnaten
    Karen Kamensek, conductor; J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James & Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen
    Simon Rattle, conductor; Sophia Burgos, Lucy Crowe, Gerald Finley, Peter Hoare, Anna Lapkovskaja, Paulina Malefane, Jan Martinik & Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Andrew Cornall, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices)
  • Little: Soldier Songs
    Corrado Rovaris, conductor; Johnathan McCullough; James Darrah & John Toia, producers (The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Karen Cargill, Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila, Erin Morley & Adrianne Pieczonka; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

  • It’s A Long Way
    Matthew Guard, conductor (Jonas Budris, Carrie Cheron, Fiona Gillespie, Nathan Hodgson, Helen Karloski, Enrico Lagasca, Megan Roth, Alissa Ruth Suver & Dana Whiteside; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson & Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus & Pacific Chorale)
  • Rising w/The Crossing
    Donald Nally, conductor (International Contemporary Ensemble & Quicksilver; The Crossing)
  • Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons
    Kaspars Putniņš, conductor; Heli Jürgenson, chorus master (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
  • Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom
    Benedict Sheehan, conductor (Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons & Jason Thoms; The Saint Tikhon Choir)
  • The Singing Guitar
    Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Estelí Gomez; Austin Guitar Quartet, Douglas Harvey, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & Texas Guitar Quartet; Conspirare)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Adams, John Luther: Lines Made By Walking
    JACK Quartet
  • Akiho: Seven Pillars
    Sandbox Percussion
  • Archetypes
    Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears
    Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax
  • Bruits
    Imani Winds

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Alone Together
    Jennifer Koh
  • An American Mosaic
    Simone Dinnerstein
  • Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
    Augustin Hadelich
  • Beethoven & Brahms: Violin Concertos
    Gil Shaham; Eric Jacobsen, conductor (The Knights)
  • Mak Bach
    Mak Grgić
  • Of Power
    Curtis Stewart

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Confessions
    Laura Strickling; Joy Schreier, pianist
  • Dreams Of A New Day – Songs By Black Composers
    Will Liverman; Paul Sánchez, pianist
  • Mythologies
    Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann (Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto & Emilio D. Miler)
  • Schubert: Winterreise
    Joyce DiDonato; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist
  • Unexpected Shadows
    Jamie Barton; Jake Heggie, pianist (Matt Haimovitz)

Best Classical Compendium

  • American Originals – A New World, A New Canon
    AGAVE & Reginald L. Mobley; Geoffrey Silver, producer
  • Berg: Violin Concerto; Seven Early Songs & Three Pieces For Orchestra
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer
  • Cerrone: The Arching Path
    Timo Andres & Ian Rosenbaum; Mike Tierney, producer
  • Plays
    Chick Corea; Chick Corea & Birnie Kirsh, producers
  • Women Warriors – The Voices Of Change
    Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson & Lolita Ritmanis, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Akiho: Seven Pillars
    Andy Akiho, composer (Sandbox Percussion)
  • Andriessen: The Only One
    Louis Andriessen, composer (Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nora Fischer & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Assad, Clarice & Sérgio, Connors, Dillon, Martin & Skidmore: Archetypes
    Clarice Assad, Sérgio Assad, Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin & David Skidmore, composers (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion)
  • Batiste: Movement 11′
    Jon Batiste, composer (Jon Batiste)
  • Shaw: Narrow Sea
    Caroline Shaw, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video

  • AC/DC, “Shot In The Dark”
    David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer
  • Jon Batiste, “Freedom”
    Alan Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”
    Jennifer Lebeau, video director; Danny Bennett, Bobby Campbell & Jennifer Lebeau, video producers
  • Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”
    Collin Tilley, video director
  • Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever”
    Billie Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson & David Moore, video producers
  • Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
    Lil Nas X & Tanu Muino, video directors; Frank Borin, Ivanna Borin, Marco De Molina & Saul Levitz, video producers
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U”
    Petra Collins, video director; Christiana Divona, Marissa Ramirez & Tiffany Suh, video producers

Best Music Film

  • Inside
    Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham, video director; Josh Senior, video producer
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia
    David Byrne
    Spike Lee, video director; David Byrne & Spike Lee, video producers
  • Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles
    Billie Eilish
    Patrick Osborne & Robert Rodriguez, video directors
  • Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui
    Jimi Hendrix
    John McDermott, video director; Janie Hendrix, John McDermott & George Scott, video producers
  • Summer Of Soul
    (Various Artists)
    Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent & Joseph Patel, video producers

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The elephant in the room of Tuesday’s nominations was named “The Weeknd.” When last year’s nominations were rolled out, a huge fan backlash erupted after he received zero nominations. That snub came after his song, “Blinding Lights,” was practically the soundtrack of 2020 (it set the record for most weeks in the Billboard Hot 100) and his album, After Hours, was also a commercial success. The Weeknd called the ceremony and the Recording Academy “corrupt,” said that they “owe me, my fans, and the industry transparency,” and ultimately announced that he will boycott the ceremony by not submitting his music for consideration ever again.

The Weeknd’s move seemingly worked. The Recording Academy announced on April 30, 2021, that it was eliminating nearly all of the “secret” committees involved in the nomination process. Introduced in 1989, these groups – made up of industry experts and executives – were kept anonymous. Over the past three decades, the Recording Academy tweaked the nomination process, here and there, but the committees stayed in place. Now, the nominees for the main Grammy categories will be “determined by a majority, peer-to-peer vote of voting members of the Recording Academy. Previously, many of the categories within these fields utilized 15-30 highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees,” per the announcement (h/t Variety).

“I think everything that happens during the calendar year influences the way the membership and the trustees vote,” Harvey Mason Jr. told Variety. “Remember, the organization is totally driven by its members — these decisions aren’t made in a vacuum. Did the Weeknd impact someone into thinking this is definitely something that needs to change? I can’t speculate, but I know the goal is to remain relevant and to be on the leading edge of music.” Whether or not they were successful remains to be seen – as in, check Twitter. If someone’s name is Trending, then it’s probably likely they got snubbed.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 31, 2022, at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles,

 

Adele Surprises Fans With Live Performance of Emotional New Song ‘To Be Loved’ From Her Living Room

Adele Surprises Fans With Live Performance of Emotional New Song ‘To Be Loved’ From Her Living Room

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Adele took to social media to share a new live video of herself belting out the lyrics to her new song ‘To Be Loved’ from her upcoming album ’30’ with her incredible vocals and soft piano in the background.

Adele, 33, had fans in awe on Nov. 17 when she surprised them with an amazing rendition of her new song “To Be Loved” in a live video on Twitter. The singer let out powerful and smooth vocals as she sat down in what appeared to be her living room and a piano played in the background, in the clip. She wore an all black outfit and had her hair pulled back as she closed her eyes and brought the melancholy tune to life.

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— Adele (@Adele) November 17, 2021

“To Be Loved,” she simply captioned the video once she shared it to her page. Her fans were quick to respond with kind words and revealed how the performance affected them.

“You are one of the greatest vocalists that has ever lived, you just sang this so effortlessly. The way you put all of your emotions in every single word. I’m crying my eyes out right now, the lyrics are so incredibly beautiful and sad, thank you for being this amazing artist,” one fan wrote.

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“What you do, what you sing, how you sing and what you write is just another level. No one can be compared to you. You’re absolutely UNIQUE,” another wrote.

“To Be Loved” is one of 12 new songs featured on Adele’s new album 30, which is set to be released on Nov. 19. There are also three additional new tracks included on the Target version, and since the release comes six years after her last album, 25, fans have been highly anticipating the what’s sure to be great record.

Before Adele’s latest epic performance, she wowed fans when she sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth and honest interview about her life and music in a new special that aired last week. She also gave a memorable performance to an enthusiastic crowd at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in the special and other celebs like Selena Gomez, Leonardo DiCaprioLizzo, Tyler Perry, James Corden, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade could be seen singing along.

Adele Admits She Lives ‘Across The Street’ From Her Ex After Divorce To Oprah

Adele Admits She Lives ‘Across The Street’ From Her Ex After Divorce To Oprah

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In a candid conversation with Oprah, Adele explained how her 2019 divorce from Simon Konecki influenced her new album, but that their relationship status is surprisingly happy.

Adele‘s first primetime concert special since 2015 was a not to be missed moment for fans of the global superstar. Not only did she perform a selection of her greatest and soon-to-be hits from her new album during the CBS special, ‘Adele: One Night Only,’ but she also sat down with Oprah Winfrey to get personal about her very private life. Though she’s spoken before about how her divorce from ex Simon Konecki influence the album 30 before, she went into much greater detail during their interview, admitting that despite ending their marriage, the pair are still on very good terms. 

“We live across the street from each other,” Adele shared with Oprah with a smile. Apparently, though they could not make their marriage work, Adele still has “100%” love for her ex and the father of her son, Angelo, 9. “I respect him more than anyone.” This may come to some surprise to those who listen to her newest album, with Oprah initially dubs the artist’s “divorce” album. But Adele is quick to explain that the pain is more about her own journey, than anything that happened with Simon.

“I’ve been obsessed with having a nuclear family, because I never had one,” Adele added, saying that her she’s really “embarrassed” she couldn’t make her marriage work. “[Simon} and Angelo are angels,” she said, calling her ex the most “stable person” in her life. “He saved my life.”

So then it begs the question, which Oprah thankfully asked, what he thinks of Adele’s new album that puts out for the world everything they went through in their divorce. “He knows what kind of artist I am,” she explained. “I have to dig deep and tell my stories.”


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“It was overdue,” Adele said of her divorce  in an interview with iHeart Radio back in October. “It was exhausting, it was really hard work but I was able to take the time that I needed, which isn’t a given for everyone, I’m very aware of that.” And this was after the songstress recently shared details about the split in an interview with Vogue, revealing that she was “just going through the motions” and “wasn’t happy” in her marriage. Clearly, it was time for her to move on — and so she has with new man and sports agent Rich Paul. 

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When she wasn’t spilling the tea with O, the 15-time Grammy winner was delighting a star-studded crowd in front of the Griffith Observatory in LA with epic performances. Stars like Selena Gomez, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lizzo, Tyler Perry, James Corden, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade could be seen in the special singing along as Adele crooned out her hits like Skyfall, Someone Like You, and Rolling in the Deep.

But the real treat was when she sang four of her new songs off  the new album for the first time anywhere, including her smash single, Easy On Me.  Adele performed three soon to be hits called Love Is A Game, Hold On, and I Drink Wine — because of course she wrote a song about wine! Got to love her!

Taylor Swift Reunites With BFF Selena Gomez Backstage At ‘SNL’ Before Epic Performance — Watch

Taylor Swift Reunites With BFF Selena Gomez Backstage At ‘SNL’ Before Epic Performance — Watch

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BFFs for life! Selena Gomez was at NBC studios to support Taylor Swift before her epic 10-minute performance of ‘All Too Well.’

Taylor Swift, 31, reunited with her BFF Selena Gomez, 29, before her 10-minute long performance of “All Too Well”! The 1989 singer shared a cute TikTok video filmed behind-the-scenes in a dressing room on Saturday, Nov. 13, revealing that Selena was with her. Taylor opened the short dubbed audio clip mouthing the words, “My bestie…is a bad b—-,” as she panned over to a giggling Selena (also in reaction to the taped audio). The pair sat on a brown leather couch backstage, positioned in front of a famed wall filled with signed photos from all the artists to perform over the years.

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“OH NO @selenagomez #snl #swifttok,” she simply captioned the post. Taylor appeared to be rocking a different outfit than the one she performed in, sporting a sweetheart neck black bodysuit with a high waisted camel skirt. The blonde kept her hair sleek and loosely curled, adding a dash of color with her signature red lip. Selena kept cozy in a chunky knit cream sweater, sporting a sleek, straight bob and light, illuminated makeup.

Several other friends of Taylor were spotted heading into Studio 8H ahead of the show, including Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Cara Delevingne, Anya Taylor Joy, and ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner.

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The two A-Listers struck up a friendship as teens way back in 2008, when they met through the Jonas Brothers: Selena dated Nick Jonas for a spell, while Taylor was notoriously involved with Joe (who later dumped her in a :27 second phone call). Although the romances are ancient history, the gals stayed close friends — with Selena revealing she talked to Taylor daily in 2009. “Every single problem I ever have is healable by Taylor Swift! If I ever have an issue, Taylor has gone through it, because she’s older than me, and she gives the most thought-out answers,” she said at the time. “Because of her, I haven’t lost faith. We literally talk every day,” Sel added.

Selena and Taylor performed on-stage together for the first time in 2011, and again in 2014 during the 1989 World Tour (opting to duet on Selena’s sexy hit “Good For You”). The Wizards Of Waverley Place alum later appeared in Tay’s 2014 video for “Bad Blood” — largely believed to be about Tay’s past feud with Katy Perry.

“It’s been the longest one [friendship] I think either of us had really,” Selena said of Taylor that same year. “Both of us have kind of struck it out and hung in there through all the different changes we’ve gone through. Longevity is something you really can find very precious and rare in friendships.”

Taylor has shown the love right back at Selena over the years — including praise for her album Rare. “This song is a perfect expression of healing & my absolute favorite song she’s put out yet. A triumph. I love you @selenagomez,” she said about “Lose You To Love Me” — inspired by Selena’s emotional split from Justin Bieber.

Taylor Swift Heads To ‘SNL’ After Party With Friends Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds – Photos

Taylor Swift Heads To ‘SNL’ After Party With Friends Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds – Photos

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were spotted heading into the ‘SNL’ after party with Taylor Swift after attending the taping to watch her ‘All Too Well’ performance live.

Taylor Swift, 31, was surrounded by friends at Saturday Night Live! The GRAMMY winner was spotted with close friends Blake Lively, 34, and Ryan Reynolds, 44, as they headed to the after party following Taylor’s epic performance on the Nov. 13 episode. Taylor sported a brown colored houndstooth blazer by designer Anine Bing, which she threw on over top the same black bodysuit and skinny jean ensemble she performed in.

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Blake looked absolutely gorgeous in a fitted black dress with a cut-out top, keeping her blonde hair down. The Gossip Girl actress accessorized with a green pair of stud earrings, which glimmered under the camera lights. She sweetly held hands with husband Ryan, who rocked a navy blue suit jacket with a tie. Earlier in the evening, the couple were spotted heading into Studio 8H to watch Taylor’s 10-minute long performance of “All Too Well.”

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Taylor’s friends were out in full force for the appearance, including BFF Selena Gomez, 29! The Disney alum popped up in a cute TikTok video with Taylor filmed in a dressing room, where Tay declared her “bestie” was a “bad b—–.” Cara Delevingne, Anya Taylor Joy, Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner were also there.

It’s safe to say Taylor beyond slayed the live rendition of the song, which appears on her re-release of Red (Taylor’s Version). The song is about her split from Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, who she dated briefly in 2009 when she was just 20 years old. Though the romance was short-lived, they did end up on a magazine cover or two after she spent Thanksgiving with Jake’s family, including his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, 43 (where she infamously left “the scarf”).

Taylor quite literally transported fans back to Autumn ’09 with her SNL set, which was decked out with orange leaves on the ground. The star seemingly threw some shade at the actor with a few lines where she moved her head to look right at the camera — particularly when singing, “and I was thinking on the drive down/Anytime now he’s going to say it’s love — he never called it what it was.”

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As for Blake, it appears she’ll also be lending her creative talents to Taylor’s latest release by making her directorial debut! The 1989 singer teased a new music video via Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 14, which was co-written by the gal pals. “SURPRISE! NEW MUSIC VIDEO TOMORROW at 10am ET…I finally got to work with the brilliant, brave, & wickedly funny @blakelively on her directorial debut. Join us as we raise a toast, and a little hell,” Taylor wrote over a video that showed a hand digging into a red velvet wedding cake.

Sophie Turner Wears An Open Vest With Lingerie Heading To Taylor Swift’s ‘SNL’ Party With Joe Jonas

Sophie Turner Wears An Open Vest With Lingerie Heading To Taylor Swift’s ‘SNL’ Party With Joe Jonas

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were among a large group of friends who attended ‘SNL’ to support friend Taylor Swift during her ‘All Too Well’ performance!

Sophie Turner, 25, rocked a 70s inspired look as she headed to the Saturday Night Live afterparty with husband Joe Jonas, 32. The Game of Thrones actress wore a bright yellow vest with lingerie and layered gold chain necklaces underneath. She paired the top with matching trousers for the evening out on Saturday, Nov. 13, looking straight off the runway. She held onto a black leather jacket that matched her leather cylinder shaped purse and platform pumps.

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Sophie held hand with her husband Joe, who was also rocking a throwback vibe with his brown striped outfit consisting of a cropped trouser and zip-down, collared bomber. The jacket featured a darker brown sleeve to create a neutral contrast, matching his scoop neck t-shirt. The Disney alum finished his look with high top white sneakers and an orange chain necklace, along with a camo printed face mask.

The couple also attended the taping of SNL, where friend Taylor Swift, 31, performed her newly released 10-minute version of “All Too Well” about her 2009 relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, 40. In the longer version of the song, Taylor reveals more about her ill-fated three-month romance, including that Jake blamed their 10 year age difference on the break-up — despite going on to date other younger women.


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Notably, Joe and Taylor also dated as teens in 2008 — which is how she met BFF Selena Gomez, 29. Several songs on Fearless are believed to be about Joe, who she later revealed broke-up with her in a 27 second phone call. “It’s all right. I’m cool…When I find that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful. When I look at that person, I’m not even going to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 27 seconds when I was 18,” she said to Ellen DeGeneres shortly after.

Years later, she called the bombshell moment one of the most “rebellious” things she’s done — but confirmed she and Joe are on good terms as adults. “[The most rebellious thing was] probably when I put Joe Jonas on blast on your show. That was too much. I was 18,” Taylor said to Ellen again in 2019. “We laugh about it now, but that was mouthy. Just some teenage stuff there,” the singer explained.

On Folkore, Taylor sings about sending an ex-boyfriend a baby gift — largely believed to be for Joe’s daughter Willa, 1. “For the boys who broke my heart / now I send their babies presents,” she crooned on “Invisible String.” Taylor has also been friendly with Sophie for some time, with the pair even appearing together as guests on The Graham Norton Show. “I like what we’re doing tonight!” Taylor said as she hugged Sophie on-set in May 2019.

Taylor Lautner Engaged: ‘Twilight’ Star Proposes To GF Tay Dome — See Romantic Photos

Taylor Lautner Engaged: ‘Twilight’ Star Proposes To GF Tay Dome — See Romantic Photos

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Taylor Lautner proposed to his GF of three years! The actor declared that ‘all of his wishes came true’ in a sweet post sharing photos from the romantic moment!

Taylor Lautner is off the market! The 29-year-old actor popped the question to his girlfriend of three years, influencer and registered nurse Tay Dome, 24. “11.11.2021,” he began his caption, shared to Instagram on Saturday, Nov. 13. “And just like that, all of my wishes came true,” he added. The Twilight alum wore a dapper black suit as he got down on one knee in the photos, holding a ring in front of a surprised Tay.

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The YouTube star appeared emotional as she put her hands over her mouth, looking down at the ring. Tay was barefoot in a cheetah print dress as she kneeled down to embrace her fiancé in the stunning photos, which also captured Taylor’s impeccable decor! Rose petals were sprinkled across the fireplace lit room, accented with white candles in glass cases. A red light sign reading “Lautner” behind them — soon to be Tay’s new last name, as well.

Tay, who boasts over 100,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 10,000 on YouTube, also posted moments from the proposal for her followers. “my absolute best friend,” she penned, sharing just the photo of her kneeling down to embrace him. “I CANNOT WAIT TO SPEND FOREVER WITH YOU,” Tay also wrote in all caps, clearly emotional and excited about the life milestone.

Tay Dome confirms her engagement to Taylor Lautner. (Instagram/Tay Dome)

The couple were first romantically linked in Sept. 2018, following his split from ex Billie Lourd, after they attended a wedding ceremony together. Shortly after the spotting, they took their relationship Instagram official with a Halloween costume post (the spooky holiday has remained an important one for the duo, who share costume photos annually and also threw a joint Halloween party this year). The pair met through his younger sister Makena Lautner over three years ago, and have since traveled the world together!

Notably, this is Taylor’s second romantic partner of the same name: he also dated Taylor Swift, 31, from Aug. 2009 to Nov. 2009 after meeting on the set of film Valentine’s Day. He’s also been linked to Selena Gomez and Lily Collins.

Coldplay & Selena Gomez’s New Song ‘Let Somebody Go’ Is The Ultimate Breakup Ballad — Listen

Coldplay & Selena Gomez’s New Song ‘Let Somebody Go’ Is The Ultimate Breakup Ballad — Listen

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Coldplay is back with a new album, and helping bring the ‘Music of Spheres’ is none other than Selena Gomez, who is featured in ‘Let Somebody Go.’

Coldplay’s new album, Music of Spheres, arrived on Oct. 15. It’s a seemingly cosmic-themed project that boasts one particular superstar: Selena Gomez. Selena joined the band – Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Phil Harvey – on the track, “Let Somebody Go,” and it’s ironically one that Selenators will be holding onto for the rest of the year.

In the heartbreak ballad, Selena and Chris sing about the pain of having to let somebody go. “All the storms we weathered/ everything that we went through / Now without you, what on earth am I to do?” Selena sings, before the duo dive into the chorus: “When you love somebody / then it hurts like so / to let somebody go / it hurts like so to let somebody go.”

Selena and Coldplay first teased the song on Oct. 4, with each posting a short social media video of a technicolor planet spinning in the depth of space. The clip also gave fans a snippet of the song, and it sounded like a moody, emotional ballad.” When I called the mathematicians and I asked them to explain / They said love is only equal to the pain,” sang Selena on the track. Considering the song’s title – rarely is anything called “Let Somebody Go” about being happy — this preview confirmed suspicions that fans should have a box of tissues nearby before listening.

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This collab with Coldplay comes on the heels of Selena’s “999,” her song with Camilo. Selena dropped the Spanish-language track in late August, five months after she published her Spanish-language EP, Revelación. “Camilo is a fantastic songwriter and singer who proudly wears his heart on his sleeve which is something we connected on immediately,” she said after the song’s release, per Billboard. “I couldn’t have been more excited to collaborate with him.” The Colombian singer added that working with Selena was “a huge honor” for him. “From the beginning, ‘999’ was written with the sound of her voice in mind and would not exist if it were not created dreaming of this collaboration

Selena also gave an update on her rumored new album in August. During an interview about her new Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building, she said she was “starting to work” on a follow-up to 2020’s Rare. “I’m really excited and have so much to say,” she said, per iHeartRadio. “I’m very lucky … because I love doing what I do and I wouldn’t be able to do it if it weren’t for amazing people … and those who are fans. So I’m very happy to be a part of all of the things I can do.”

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The album – dubbed #SG3, as it would be her third album independent of the Disney-owned Hollywood Records – might be Selena’s last dance. Or not. While speaking with Vogue, she hinted that she was burnt out. “It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously,” said Selena. “I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough. … I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.”

Selena later walked back those comments, telling Elle that she didn’t think she’ll “ever quit making music.” She did echo her earlier frustrations. “I’m not saying I want a Grammy. I just feel like I’m doing the best I can, and it’s all about me. Sometimes, that can really get to me.”

Justin Bieber’s Sexy Tattoos: See Pics Of Every Piece Of Ink On His Incredible Body

Justin Bieber’s Sexy Tattoos: See Pics Of Every Piece Of Ink On His Incredible Body

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In light of Justin Bieber getting a new face tattoo, we thought now would be the perfect time to put a spotlight on every piece of ink the singer has ever gotten! See all the pics, here.

Justin Bieber, 24, has dozens of tattoos covering his incredible body. He has so many, in fact, that in June 2016, there was a complete guide to 56 of them. FIFTY SIX. And clearly, he’s gotten a lot more since then. Now, his entire chest is covered in ink, and most recently, he got a matching tattoo with Hailey Baldwin above his eyebrow! So we felt there would be no better time than now to give you an updated guide on all of Mr. Bieber’s tattoos. Because let’s be real — it’s hard to keep up.

“It seems like I have a lot of stuff,” Justin once said in a GQ interview when discussing his tattoos. He also called the whole process “mad uncomfortable.” It’s no secret that Justin loves showing off his tattoos. From shirtless selfies to pics of the singer wearing nothing but a towel, he’s done it all. And while some may shame him for doing so, we think he deserves a little positive attention for all the discomfort he went through while getting the tattoos. Especially when you consider the fact that he’s been getting them since he was 16!

Justin Bieber showing off his tattoos during a previous outing. (MEGA)

Since he was 16, Justin has gotten various religious tattoos, including David Beckham-style wings on his neck, an anchor below his right ear, a big cross across his chest, a crown on his right collarbone, the word “purpose” above his belly button (a clear tribute to his album, Purpose), a seagull on his left hip and more! He even had a tribute to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez on his wrist (her as an angel), but in 2018, he covered it up after reuniting with Hailey. He also got a tattoo on his upper leg that reads “BETTER AT 70” to remind him “to work everyday to be better at 70.”


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In 2019, Justin continued his tattoo trend when he mirrored Hailey’s “lover” neck tattoo with one of his own that read “forever” underneath a sparrow. He explained what the significance of the bird is in an interview with Vogue in 2021. “It’s a reminder to use the gifts God has given me and give it all I have—to fly above all of the bullsh*t,” he said. He went on to also add a laurel wreath around his neck and a rose rising from his collarbone to his neck in 2020.

A close up of Justin Bieber’s many tattoos. (MEGA)

And believe it or not, Justin has a lot more than those we listed. Want to see them all? Click through our photo gallery above!

Hailey Baldwin Wears A White Bikini In The Rain & PDAs With Justin Bieber In New Vacation Photos

Hailey Baldwin Wears A White Bikini In The Rain & PDAs With Justin Bieber In New Vacation Photos

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Hailey Baldwin has shared a series of sweet pics and videos while getting caught in a rainstorm on a tropical vacation with her husband, Justin Bieber.

Hailey Baldwin has stunned on a late summer getaway with her husband, Justin Bieber. The supermodel was seen wearing a white, two-piece swimsuit while dancing in the rain. Hailey held a cocktail in one hand and her hat in the other as the posed amongst the greenery during the tropical storm.

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She also shared some other happy snaps from the couple’s vacation, including a pic of her paddle boarding in a red bikini, and later snuggling up to her husband in a bright green two piece. Her latest post, which she captioned simply with a sparkling star emoji, came just a couple of days after she opened up to singer Demi Lovato about being called “Justin’s wife.”

“When you marry someone that is really well known, you also accept that a lot of the time people are going to be like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s blah, blah blah’s wife.’ It doesn’t bother me,” 24-year old Hailey said on the September 17 episode of “4D with Demi Lovato.”

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“It bothers me when people try to take it and flip it and be like, ‘People wouldn’t know who you were if you weren’t his wife.’ Because I disagree. I’m sorry, but I disagree…I have all my own work relationships, I do my own thing, I have my own job, I have my own money,” she told the Camp Rock alum. “When we split up and we didn’t talk for a very long time, I feel like I worked very hard to continue establishing who Hailey was and I still work to establish that.”

Not only has the former ballet dancer turned supermodel walked the biggest fashion runways in the world from Paris to New York, and graced the pages of countless luxury fashion magazines, but she also has a very thick skin. Most recently, a crowd of excited fans heckled Hailey and Justin about his ex Selena Gomez at the Met Gala on Monday, September 13. A TikTok video showed the famous couple walking the carpet as fans could be heard chanting, “Selena! Selena! Selena!”

Hailey’s cousin Ireland Baldwin, who is and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, swiftly came to her defense. “They’re one of the happiest and most in love couples I’ve ever gotten the chance to be around. They don’t care about them,” Ireland wrote in support of her family member.

Selena Gomez Sizzles In Skintight Latex Mini Skirt & Sheer Turtleneck Stepping Out To Dinner In L.A. — Photos

Selena Gomez Sizzles In Skintight Latex Mini Skirt & Sheer Turtleneck Stepping Out To Dinner In L.A. — Photos

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Selena Gomez looked so sleek as she headed into celeb hotspot The Nice Guy for a laid back Italian meal on Sept. 17!

Selena Gomez looked so sexy in this classic look! The 29-year-old singer rocked a fitted black turtleneck and latex mini skirt as she headed to dinner at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood on Friday, Sept. 17. She opted to skip any tights, adding a suede pair of black pumps to the outfit. Selena’s chestnut colored hair gave us serious mermaid vibes as she rocked it down and in a loose curl.

The Wizards of Waverley Place alum embraced the 2000s vibes with a velvet black shoulder bag in her right hand, showing off her long gray colored manicure. She appeared to match her silver metallic eye shadow to her nails, which could be spotted above her protective black mask them.

Selena Gomez stunned as she headed to dinner at The Nice Guy on Sept. 17. (HEDO / BACKGRID)

The outing comes just two days after the Texas native revealed she has a brand new piercing! Her friends Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad captured the entire thing for TikTok, also showing off her new Helix shaped accessory in her ear. “Got something right here,” Selena said as she pulled back her hair to give fans a look at the piercing at about :36 seconds into the video. Initially, the group were headed to a Build-a-Bear store inside a mall — but decided to detour to a piercing shop instead. Talk about a major change of plans!


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Selena has been busy as of late, taking her new Rare Beauty mascara to the market just three weeks ago. While the brand launched a year ago with an impressive foundation and concealer range, as well as cult-favorite liquid highlighters, she had yet to create a mascara. She appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to teach the comedian how to use her Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara, and the outcome was — well — hilarious.

“Obviously I’ve never worn mascara myself, but we’re going to see exactly how effortless it is,” Seth began, confessing that Rihanna actually once put mascara on him. “Oh my gosh, it looks fabulous! I’m so proud of you” Selena gushed as she instructed Seth on how to apply the product. “This really makes a difference!” Seth added.

Why Ireland Baldwin ‘Felt Compelled’ To Defend Cousin Hailey Against Selena Gomez’s Fans

Why Ireland Baldwin ‘Felt Compelled’ To Defend Cousin Hailey Against Selena Gomez’s Fans

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Anything for family! Ireland Baldwin felt ‘compelled’ to stick up for Hailey and Justin Bieber after fans chanted for Selena at the Met Gala on Sept.13.

Hailey Baldwin, 24, and Justin Bieber, 27, were verbally attacked at the Met Gala on Monday, September 13. In a video posted on the model’s TikTok page, fans could be heard chanting, “Selena! Selena! Selena!”, in support of Justin’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, 29, as the famous couple walked the carpet. ICYMI, Ireland Baldwin, 25, came to her cousin’s defense, as the two have always been “close,” and HollywoodLife has now EXCLUSIVELY learned why her cousin felt the need to speak out.

Ireland proved that she isn’t here for any of the antics of crazed fans. After Hailey shared the video, which she captioned “DISGUSTING,” Ireland, daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, swiftly came to her defense by commenting, “They’re one of the happiest and most in love couples I’ve ever gotten the chance to be around. They don’t care about them”.

Ireland recently defended her cousin Hailey Baldwin. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

And now, a source tells us, “They’re really as close as two cousins could be and they’re practically like sisters because they were pretty much raised together and spent so much time together. Ireland has always been super protective of Hailey so she felt compelled to respond to the haters. She knows that kind of thing doesn’t bother Hailey and Justin, but Ireland adores them as a couple and has no regrets about what she said.” 


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While this isn’t the first time the couple has dealt with haters and been harassed by fans still bitter about Justin’s marriage to the model, hopefully, it’ll be the last. 

“They’re one of the happiest and most in love couples I’ve ever gotten the chance to be around. They don’t care about them,” the brunette beauty said regarding her cousin, Hailey Bieber’s marriage to Justin Bieber. (SplashNews.com)

“Both Justin and Hailey don’t like the bullying they receive and respect the support over the verbal threats when it comes to the past and Selena. As much as they anticipate it and expect it, they both wish that people would have some class to see what is real and that is their relationship,” a second source revealed. “It is a sad thing to deal with but they try to rise above it day in and day out because they are constantly attacked online and when they are out and about.” 

Despite all of the negativity, the model-musician couple will take the support where they can get it and undoubtedly appreciated the fact that Ireland stuck up for them. “Justin and Hailey really like the support they received from Ireland. They’re both over the negative statements and the fact that everyone has so much to say about their relationship,” a third source states. “[For] Ireland to stand up for them, meant a lot to them.”

Despite the haters, Justin and Hailey remain solid and in love. (GAC / MEGA)

Regardless of the negativity, the power couple proved to rise above and packed on the PDA for the next event, a screening of Justin’s documentary, titled Justin Bieber: Our World. The lovebirds hit the carpet and only had eyes for each other. At one point, while walking the carpet on Sept.14, the “Peaches” singer cradled her face before giving her a few sweet kisses. It was a night filled with love for the duo which further proved that their love is unstoppable. 

Selena Gomez Shows Off New Helix Piercing That She Got On A Whim — Watch

Selena Gomez Shows Off New Helix Piercing That She Got On A Whim — Watch

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Who doesn’t love a new piercing? Selena Gomez revealed a new helix piercing in a TikTok video shared by two of her friends.

Selena Gomez, 29, is keeping her look fresh by adding a new piercing. In a TikTok video shared by friends Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad of the indie rock back Girlpool, the pop songstress coyly showed off her new helix piercing.

The new piercing was added while the “Same Old Love” singer was out with friends. After a failed trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop inside the mall, they took a quick detour to a piercing studio and now Selena has a new hole in her ear. 

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In the minute-long clip, Selena is dressed in a light pink flowy dress with a matching mask as she chat with a piercing shop employee and one of her male friends. Around the 45-second mark, the video then transitions to the “Good For You” singer sitting in a chair and getting a piercing on her left ear. The Only Murders in the Building star opted for a helix piercing, with a small gold-like hoop, which she showed off in Girlpool’s TikTok posted Tuesday, September 14.


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This isn’t the first time the Rare Beauty founder has made a transformation. In April, the Disney star shocked her fans when she altered her hair for new blonde locks. During the September 7 episode of Vogue’s Beauty Secrets, the actress and singer opened up about her nightly beauty routine, her past faux pas, and of course her blonde hair transformation.

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“Recently, I went blond, and I had the best time. I think I’m definitely more of a character when I’m blond,” the songstress revealed. “I felt like I could do crazy things with my hair or try new looks with my makeup. It was just so much fun. I think that for a little bit it was hard to keep up with but … I felt so cool and edgy.” The “Same Old Love” singer first went blonde in 2017, however, she’s now back to her natural locks. “It was just a whole phase I went through. I’m honestly missing it, not going to lie,” she said. “Blond Selena is not gone forever, I will tell you that.”

While it may have been short-lived, blonde Selena will be back in no time. “I think I’m definitely more of a character when I’m blond,” the singer revealed. “I felt like I could do crazy things with my hair or try new looks with my makeup. It was just so much fun. I think that for a little bit it was hard to keep up with but … I felt so cool and edgy.”

Selena Gomez Insists She’s ‘Beyond Proud’ Of Past Work After Joking She Signed Her ‘Life Away To Disney’

Selena Gomez Insists She’s ‘Beyond Proud’ Of Past Work After Joking She Signed Her ‘Life Away To Disney’

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Selena Gomez is clarifying a comment she made about her past work with Disney, in a new joint interview with Steve Martin and Martin Short while promoting her new Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building.’

Selena Gomez, 29, is proving she’s grateful for her past opportunities with Disney in a new interview. The actress and singer said she signed her “life away” to the network while working on series like Wizards of Waverly Place as a teen, at the Television Critics Association press panel earlier this month, but now she’s clearing the comment up. During a recent joint interview with Steve Martin and Martin Short to promote their new Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building, she confirmed the comment was a joke and insisted she’s “beyond proud” of her younger work, according to RadioTimes.

When asked if she was reluctant to return to a television show, Selena said, “No, definitely not. I was looking for another show to do. And by the way, I’m beyond proud of the work that I did with Disney as well. It kind of shaped who I am in a way.”

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Steve also took a moment to back Selena up and confirm what she said about Disney was a joke. “I have to jump in because I was there when Selena said that [at the TCA] and it was said in the most light-hearted, funny, jokey way,” he said.

He added, “And then I see it gets interpreted – sometimes they’ll say she was joking and sometimes they have it as an ominous headline – but it was completely just all in fun. I’ve signed my life away to Marty Short, you think I like that?”


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Selena went on to reiterate her love of her Disney work by talking about how “lucky” she is. “I have to say, I’m very lucky,” she said. “As a female in my position, I was taken care of and I’ve only had lovely experiences, so I’m grateful for that.”

Selena’s full joking comments at the TCA included her admitting she “didn’t know” what she was doing during her time at Disney. “I signed my life away to Disney at a very young age, so I didn’t know exactly what I was doing,” she said at the event. “I was a kid I didn’t know what I was doing, I was just running around on set, and now I feel like a sponge and I soak up all the wisdom that I can.”

Before her latest Hulu series, Selena first stepped into the spotlight when she landed a role on PBS’ Barney & Friends from 2002 to 2004 before she had a brief role in Disney’s Hannah Montana from 2007 to 2008. She then got cast as a lead in Wizards of Waverly Place, which she starred in from 2007 until 2012. It led her to kickstart a successful solo music career after releasing albums with her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, and gave her other opportunities like starting her own beauty line called Rare Beauty.

Olivia Rodrigo Rocks Plaid Mini Skirt & Leads Ballet On Top Of Cars In ‘Brutal’ Music Video — Watch

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Olivia Rodrigo dropped the dynamic music video to her punk-rock track ‘Brutal,’ which explores just how brutal (pun intended) teenage years can be.

Olivia Rodrigo is continuing to deliver top-notch content in 2021. The 18-year-old superstar has already owned this year thanks to her critically acclaimed debut album Sour, which includes the record-breaking singles “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U.” But Olivia isn’t done yet, because on Aug. 23 she dropped the music video to “Brutal,” the first track on Sour. The 3-minute long video, which can be seen above, features Olivia fashioning a number of punk-rock outfits as an angsty teenager who has grown frustrated with her high school experience.

Olivia Rodrigo in ‘Brutal’ music video (Photo: Olivia Rodrigo/Vevo)

“Brutal” is the fifth single that Olivia released from her Sour album. In the video, Olivia yearns for life beyond high school and airs out her anger while donning a few rebellious outfits, including a plaid mini skirt that she rocks while standing on top of a car with a group of girls performing ballet behind her. She sings: “And I’m so sick of 17/ where’s my f***in’ teenage dream/ if someone tells me one more time/ enjoy your youth I’m gonna cry.”

Olivia shared the “Brutal” music video via Instagram alongside a celebratory caption about its release. “Brutal music video is out now! had the best time ever making this. so so so grateful for @petrafcollins who constantly inspires me and who directed this video so incredibly.” she wrote.
“hope u guys love the vid and all my teen angst lol.” Petra Collins, who directed the video, commented on Olivia’s post, “Love you!!!!!!”


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Since “Driver’s License” came out in January, Olivia has become one of music’s biggest stars. Her debut album, which also includes the hit single “Traitor,” has been widely celebrated by fans and fellow celebs like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Olivia has been grateful for the success, and she’s opened up about how much her music has changed her life for the better. “I’m just constantly learning and growing at such a rapid rate,” she told PEOPLE in June. “I’m writing songs and I’m really happy.”

“I’m a lot happier than I was when I wrote that record, which is great,” the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star added. “I’m a lot more confident, which I think is a good aspect of growing up. We’ll see what the next era brings, but I’m excited to start working on it,” she added.

Rare Beauty CMO Reveals Selena Gomez ‘Works Hard’ To Inspire Women To ‘Be Who They Are’ & ‘Embrace Uniqueness’

Rare Beauty CMO Reveals Selena Gomez ‘Works Hard’ To Inspire Women To ‘Be Who They Are’ & ‘Embrace Uniqueness’

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Selena Gomez ensures Rare Beauty sticks to its mission to break down unrealistic standards of beauty. CMO Katie Welch speaks to HL about how she does it.

Selena Gomez saw a hole in the beauty industry and decided to fill it herself with the launch of Rare Beauty in September 2020. Now, the inclusive, impactful brand will be featured in BoxyCharm’s September Luxe box, giving subscribers the chance to try out one of SelGo’s highly-coveted products, like the refreshing With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm or ultra-pigmented Magnetic Spirit Eyeshadow Palette. Sticking with Selena’s goal to provide women with a beauty line that “makes you feel good without hiding what makes you unique,” Rare Beauty CMO Katie Welch revealed how the mega-star “works closely” with the team on everything to make sure it aligns with her mission.

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“Selena said it best when she said: ‘I think Rare Beauty can be more than a beauty brand. I want us all to stop comparing ourselves to each other and just start embracing our own uniqueness.’ Rare Beauty is about using makeup as a tool for celebrating what makes us different. It’s about owning what makes you rare,” Katie told HL in an EXCLUSIVE interview ahead of the major BoxyCharm box drop. “We believe you are not defined by a photo, a like, or a comment. This inspires the environment that we foster online and offline, and words that we live by every day.”

Before the makeup products were even on the market, Selena’s Rare Beauty launched the Rare Impact Fund which is “part of Rare Beauty’s commitment to give people access to the resources they need to support their mental health.” “Rare Beauty donates 1% of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund and raises additional funds with philanthropic foundations, corporate partners, and individuals in our community to increase access to mental health services in educational settings,” Katie explained.

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BoxyCharm September Box subscribers will receive some of Rare Beauty’s best selling items and Selena’s favorites, including the Blot & Glow Touch Up Kit. “The Blot & Glow Touch Up Kit was entirely Selena’s idea and inspiration,” Katie admitted. “She wanted an easy-to-use product that cut the shine and not the glow — and we’re obsessed with it!”

The BoxyCharm Luxe Box — which is delivered on a quarterly basis and contains 8 full-sized products with an average $395 value — will include Rare Beauty’s products that are “made for everyday self-expression.” “Selena wanted to create products that were both high performance and weightless. In addition, she wanted to create a safe, welcoming space in beauty—and beyond—that supports mental well-being across age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, cultural background, physical or mental ability, and perspective,” Katie said. “We like to say it’s makeup made to feel good in without hiding what make you unique.”

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The BoxyCharm Lue Box is available September 1st. This is the FIRST subscription box that will be including the new celeb beauty line and Selena is so thrilled to be a part of the “Charmer” family.

Selena Gomez’s Sister Gracie, 8, Trolls Her Big Sis Over Not Using TikTok Correctly: Watch Adorable Video

Selena Gomez’s Sister Gracie, 8, Trolls Her Big Sis Over Not Using TikTok Correctly: Watch Adorable Video

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After embarrassing her little sister by screwing up a TikTok, Selena Gomez was left pining for the days when Snapchat ruled the social media world.

In a video that any elder millennial will relate to – and should remind Gen Z that the cringe of time comes for everyone eventually – Selena Gomez was feeling her age on Sunday (Aug. 15) after an unsuccessful attempt at a TikTok with her 8-year-old sister, Gracie. “You embarrass me,” Gracie said while looking at Selena, 29, dead in the eyes. From there, fans watched as Selena got frustrated with the app – “I just deleted the wrong TikTok,” she said through gritted teeth – before switching to a more familiar platform. “See, this is where it’s at. Snapchat is where it’s – wait,” says Selena before the screen goes blank. Afterward, Selena – laughing through her tears – repeats herself. “Snapchat is where it’s at.”

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“Remember snap chat guys,” Selena captioned the TikTok. The responses were sympathetic. “Selena, don’t make us feel old.” “I feel ya selener.” “Feels like 2016 again.” “POV: you’re back when 2016 and Selene would post daily snaps.” “Okay, but you didn’t have to make us feel old in a matter of seconds.” “You’re the queen of Snapchat.” Others defended Gracie (“How dare you embarrass her Selena”) while others remarked, “Image saying to Selena Gomez you embarrass me. Only Gracie could.”

Selena Gomez, right, and her sister Gracie Elliot Teefey arrive at the world premiere of “Frozen 2” in 2019 (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

This hilarious collab – or, an attempt at one – comes less than a month after Selena and Gracie teamed up for a Full House-themed video. Selena, lip-syncing along to  Candace Cameron-Bure’s DJ Tanner and Gracie, playing the role of  Jodie Sweetin’s Stephanie, recreated a scene from the classic TGIF sitcom. “I’m older, I’m smarter,” Selena lip-synced as Gracie replied, “I’m younger…I’m not falling for that!” It showed the two, despite the two-decade age difference, had a close bond – and it resonated with fans. Roughly a month after posting it, the TikTok had 3.9 likes.


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Gracie is the daughter of Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, 45, and her stepdad Brian Teefey, 42. In addition to Gracie, Selena has a half-sister named Victoria, 7, Rick Gomez, and his wife, Sara. In 2017, Selena posted an Instagram – another platform (252m followers) she’s more comfortable with than TikTok (32.6m) – about her sister. “I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold, and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth.”

Britney Spears Shares A ‘Free Britney’ Flag Photo After Her Request To Push Up Trial Is Denied

Britney Spears Shares A ‘Free Britney’ Flag Photo After Her Request To Push Up Trial Is Denied

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Though Britney Spears’s attempts to move her trial date up were thwarted, she’s still proudly flying the ‘#FreeBritney’ flag – quite literally, with her new Instagram post.

Update: It seems Britney is going to take a break from the ‘gram for a bit. After sharing the #FreeBritney flag, she reshared a video from Jake Cohen to her account. “In a system where I’ve felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share !!!! As Selena Gomez says it best – The world can be a nasty place … I know it … you know it … kill them with kindness!!! Unfortunately, the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I’m gonna post a little less from now on!!!! Pssss this was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life and it’s inspired me to take on a new passion in the cooking field !!!! God bless you beautiful people … TA TA.”

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Original: “Geez, look at that flag!!!!” Britney Spears captioned an Aug. 9 Instagram post, one that was published after Britney’s attempt to move up her Sept. 29 trial date was denied by a Los Angeles County judge. In the post, an exuberant Britney fan is waving a pink “#FreeBritney” flag while wearing a Britney t-shirt. “I was like ‘My flag up over the American Flag !?!?’ … Yes … I’m tooting my own horn [horn emoji] .. is that bad ?????” wrote Britney, 39, before going on to address her fans and supporters.

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“I know in my previous post I said you guys know my situation but LET ME CLARIFY … you only know half of it!!!!” Britney also directly addressed those who have been openly critical about the kind of content she’s shared on social media, telling those “who say I should be cautious with what I post … I mean if you REALLY THINK ABOUT IT … with what I’ve been through I believe I been WAAAY TOO CAUTIOUS!!!! One day I will live on the edge !!!! One day.”

One day will come soon enough – as will the hearing where Britney will attempt to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from her conservatorship. In documents obtained by HollywoodLife, Britney’s lawyer, attorney Mathew Rosengart, filed an order “advancing the September 29 hearing date on the petition to remove James. O. Spears as conservator of the estate or for his immediate suspension.” Unfortunately, the Superiors Court of the State of California, for the county of Los Angeles, denied her request “without prejudice,” essentially telling Britney that this next chapter in her legal battle will have to wait.


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Before Britney attempted to move the hearing up, her father filed documents in which he alleged that Jodi Montgomery, Britney’s personal conservator, “acknowledges that many of my daughter’s statements at the [June 23 hearing] were not true, and attributed her statements to the fact that my daughter is ‘mentally sick.’” Jamie also argued that while he doesn’t object to the sooner hearing, Britney’s legal efforts to remove her father from the conservatorship are “simply without merit.”

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Jodi Montgomery’s lawyers fired back ad some of Jamie’s claims. “Ms. Montgomery cannot go into those concerns with any further detail except to say that having her father Jamie Spears continuing to serve as her Conservator instead of a neutral professional fiduciary is having a serious impact on Ms. Spears’ mental health,” Jodi said in a statement to HollywoodLife. “It is in Ms. Spears’ best interests that her father step down as her Conservator, so he can go back to just being Ms. Spears’ father, and working on a healthy, supportive father-daughter relationship.”

Selena Gomez Glows Celebrating 29th Birthday At Pool Party With Water Slide, BBQ & More — Photos

Selena Gomez Glows Celebrating 29th Birthday At Pool Party With Water Slide, BBQ & More — Photos

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Happy Birthday Selena Gomez! The former Disney Channel darling celebrated her big day with a pool party surrounded by a few of her closest friends.

Selena Gomez has celebrated another milestone birthday! The former Disney Channel star turned 29 on July 22, and rang in her big day with a pool party and barbecue attended by her close pals. The singer stunned in a multicolored, floral printed dress, before changing into a gorgeous, shimmering gold gown. Selena was all smiles as she posed in front of a balloon arrangement with her friends Zoe Brinneke, Theresa Marie Mingue, and Paige Reed.

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“She had a huge smile on her face,” a source told E! News of Selena’s 29th birthday celebration. “She kept telling her friends how happy and grateful she was for them and was really appreciative. Everyone was having fun jumping in the pool together and going down the huge water slide she rented.” The insider also noted the group sipped on margaritas and rosé. “There were balloons, pool toys and pink and white décor everywhere that said 29, Selena So Fine and HBD Selena.”

Earlier in the day, the “Lose You To Love Me” singer shared an Instagram snap with her adorable pup Daisy, sending a thank you message to her 246 million followers. “Thank you for all of the birthday love already. You guys are the best” she began. I still can’t believe it’s been a year since we launched the Rare Impact Fund. For my birthday this year, I would be so grateful if you’re able to donate to the Rare Impact Fund which helps to provide mental health services to those who need it most.”

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The actress opened up further on her website, emphasizing the importance of mental health. “Mental health is personal for me. Figuring out how to manage my own mental health hasn’t always been easy, but it’s something I am constantly working on and I hope I can help others work on, too,” Selena wrote.

“Sometimes, my highs are really high, and my lows can take me out for weeks at a time. When I found out I suffer from mental health issues, in many ways it was a relief because I could better understand what’s going on. I realized that there was a way to get help, and for me, that also meant finding the right treatments.”

Selena Gomez & Little Sister Gracie, 8, Re-Enact Hilarious ‘Full House’ Scene On TikTok — Video

Selena Gomez & Little Sister Gracie, 8, Re-Enact Hilarious ‘Full House’ Scene On TikTok — Video

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Absolutely adorable! Gracie looked so grown up as she showed off her acting skills alongside big sister Selena Gomez in TikTok.

Selena Gomez, 29, and her 8-year-old sister Gracie just posted the most hilarious TikTok video! The power sister duo posted a re-enactment of an iconic Full House scene involving sisters D.J. Tanner (played by Candace Cameron Bure) and Stephanie Tanner (played by Jodie Sweetin) where they argue about who is “better.” Selena and Gracie lip synced along to the audio from the throwback clip, with Selena playing big sis D.J. and Stephanie playing Stephanie.  “Sisters,” the “Look At Her Now” singer penned in the caption.

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“I’m older, I’m smarter,” Selena lip synced as Gracie replied, “I’m younger…I’m not falling for that!” The pair were seated on the floor as they filmed the casual cell phone video, with Selena appearing to be makeup free sans her black eyeliner. The Rare Beauty founder rocked a black floral kimono with pink and purple details, a blush colored t-shirt and shorts. She tied her look together with a bright orange manicure, keeping her brunette locks back. Meanwhile, Gracie kept her long hair down and sported a cheetah print tank top.

Selena Gomez attends the ‘Frozen 2’ premiere sister with sister Gracie in 2019. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

The 8-year-old is the younger daughter of Selena’s mom Mandy Teefey, 45, and her stepdad Brian Teefey, 42. Selena has a close bond with her sibling, who came along when the Wizards of Waverley Place star was 21 years old. In addition to Gracie, Selena has a half-sister Victoria, 7, through her dad Rick Gomez and his wife Sara, who also appears occasionally on her social media platforms.


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Over the years, she has spoken about being a “role model” for Gracie as she grows up. “I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth,” the Texas native wrote back in 2017 on an Instagram video with the then 4-year-old. When Sel launched her Coach bag several years ago, she also included a nod to Gracie with the quote “By Grace through Faith” imprinted into each purse.

Bella Hadid Makes Out With New Boyfriend Marc Kalman While Traveling Across The French Riviera

Bella Hadid Makes Out With New Boyfriend Marc Kalman While Traveling Across The French Riviera

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Bella Hadid and her new boyfriend can’t keep their hands off of each other! See the pics.

Bella Hadid and boyfriend Marc Kalman are growing strong in the French Riviera. The model, 24, and her new art director boyfriend were photographed aboard a tiny inflatable boat in Antibes, France on Friday, July 9, sharing a passionate kiss. Marc’s arms are wrapped around Bella’s waist in some of the snapshots; in others, the model is captured caressing her new boyfriend’s face. See the photos HERE!

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The fervent PDA comes after Bella quietly debuted her new boyfriend on Instagram on Thursday, brazenly uploading a photo dump from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival this week. The model captioned that she was “healthy, working and loved” in the photoset, which featured a blurry snapshot of her sharing a kiss with Marc in the last slide.

With the surprise IG debut in tow, a source told E! News on Friday that Bella is “completely smitten” with Marc, adding that the two “have been trying to keep it super low key and private.” The source said, “Now that they have become more serious, she has been excited to be seen with him. She is truly so happy right now.”

The duo apparently met in New York through work projects. The art director even has a connection to Kylie Jenner. Per Marc’s work portfolio, he has worked with Travis Scott via album art and merchandise branding. “He has been the creative behind many fashion projects and they have crossed paths several times,” the source told E!


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Marc is Bella’s first public relationship since her split from The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye. The two dated between 2015 and 2019, weathering an on-again, off-again relationship. Amid their first split, The Weeknd briefly and famously dated Selena Gomez in 2017, but after their split, The Weeknd and Bella rekindled their romance the following year. Their final split came in August 2019, but the duo appear to be on good terms.

A source told E! that “distance” factored into the decision to call it quits. “They are in different places right now, physically and mentally,” the source explains. “Bella is prepping for her fashion week commitments and Abel is working on his music and his upcoming acting debut.” (The musician made his big-screen debut in the 2019 film Uncut Gems opposite Adam Sandler.)

DWTS’s Mark Ballas Looks Unrecognizable With Long Curly Hair — Before & After Pics

DWTS’s Mark Ballas Looks Unrecognizable With Long Curly Hair — Before & After Pics

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After years of rocking shorter hair on ‘DWTS,’ Mark Ballas pleasantly surprised fans with his long curly hair makeover. The dancer and musician even revealed his go-to product for maintaining those curls!

Mark Ballas let his man bun down to show off his beautiful curls! The Dancing with the Stars pro revealed his long curly hair makeover while snapping a mirror selfie, which the ballroom dancer posted to Instagram on April 28. Mark’s tight curls were streaked with honey highlights, and reached all the way to his shoulders. Mark didn’t draw attention to his hair in his caption, though; rather, the dancer and musician humbly wrote, “Didn’t have anything to post.. so here’s this.. enjoy my tooth paste on the mirror.”

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Don’t get us wrong — Mark has never been one to have a buzzcut. He always sported a full head of curly hair during his time on DWTS (he joined the dancing competition show in 2007, but hasn’t been back since Season 25 wrapped in 2017). As the years went on, he began to grow out his hair, leading him to sport a man bun that has now become his trademark on Instagram. Going into 2021, Mark began to let his long hair down more — leading to the photo above that is now causing a buzz on Instagram!

Mark Ballas is seen with his shorter hair at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala on Feb. 24, 2018. [Shutterstock]“Look at that hair!!!,” fellow DWTS star Amy Purdy commented, while Apple Music Radio host Brooke Reese raved, “Loving the hair.” Many more fans left rave reviews for Mark’s curly hair makeover. One person even demanded Mark to “drop the care hair care routine,” and he did! Mark revealed that he uses the Curl Leave-In Cream from Kristin Ess (which is only $10 a bottle).

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This isn’t the first time Mark’s long curls have made an appearance on Instagram. His long curls also made a cameo in a TikTok video that he filmed with his wife and Alexander Jean music partner, BC Jean, in Dec. 2020. However, his curls then weren’t quite as long as they are now.

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Mark isn’t the only celebrity who has revealed a major hair makeover recently. Selena Gomez ditched her natural brunette shade to debut a blonde hair makeover on April 23, while Margot Robbie arrived on the 2021 Oscars red carpet with a surprise plus-one: her new shaggy bangs.

Flared Jeans: Sophie Turner, Selena Gomez & More Stars Rocking The Retro Look

Flared Jeans: Sophie Turner, Selena Gomez & More Stars Rocking The Retro Look

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Flared jeans have been a timeless denim trend since the ’70s. Everyone from Selena Gomez to Dakota Johnson has rocked the retro style, but Sophie Turner wore a pair that had a modern take on the flared look!

When it comes to jeans, there are so many varieties to choose from. While many celebs have been rocking ripped jeans over the past year, another popular trend that has been taking the celeb set by storm is flared jeans and we are absolutely loving it. This ’70s-esque denim can be baggy or fitted and usually from the knee down, the jeans flare out into wide triangle hems.

We’ve put the spotlight on a few celebrities who took their streetwear ensembles to the next level by stepping out in flared jeans below. You can also check out HollywoodLife‘s attached gallery for even more examples of these spunky jeans!

Sophie Turner 

Sophie Turner rocked Kseniaschnaider’s Wader Jeans with a Orseund Iris tank top while carrying a By Far handbag amid an outing in West Hollywood on April 21, 2021. [MEGA]So, these aren’t your average flared jeans. But the $410 “Wader Jeans” from the Ukraine label Kseniaschnaider that Sophie Turner wore to visit Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood on April 21, 2021 still fall under the “flared” denim category! They’re truly one of a kind: a panel of denim has been sewn over the slits of Sophie’s jeans, thus creating a balloon effect.

Joe Jonas stuck to straight leg jeans with a faded gray bomber jacket, graphic tee, beaded mushroom necklace and Off-White sneakers. [MEGA]Sophie, who was accompanied by her equally-fashionable husband Joe Jonas, paired these unique jeans with an $80 Orseund Iris tank top, $621 By Far purse and kitten heels in a matching lime key pie shade.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez stepped out for dinner at Nobu in NYC on Jan. 13 when she rocked a pair of high-waisted light-wash wide-leg jeans with a cream mock-neck NAKED Cashmere Joslyn Sweater in Chalk Plus tucked in, a pair of Roxanne Assoulin Hip-Hop But Not Crystal Earrings, a By Far Ball Croc-Effect Leather Tote Bag, & Yuul Yie Gloria Glam Heel Boots. (JosiahW / BACKGRID)

Selena Gomez, 27, stepped out for dinner at Nobu in NYC in Jan. 2020, rocking a pair of high-waisted light-wash wide-leg jeans with a cream mock-neck NAKED Cashmere Joslyn Sweater in Chalk Plus tucked in, a pair of Roxanne Assoulin Hip-Hop But Not Crystal Earrings, a By Far Ball Croc-Effect Leather Tote Bag, & Yuul Yie Gloria Glam Heel Boots. A day later, she looked just as amazing when she left Bang Bang tattoo parlor in NYC on Jan. 14, rocking a pastel rainbow Selena Gomez Rare Tie Dye Hoodie from her own album, “RARE,” which she styled with a pair of high-waisted, baggy wide-leg light wash jeans & big white Fenty Noodle Hoop Earrings.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson was out in LA on July 6 rocking a tight black cropped T-shirt with a pair of dark-wash high-waisted full flare blue jeans, a red bandana around her face, a white Anya Hindmarch Neeson Hobo Bag, white leather Gucci Brixton Loafers, & a pair of Oliver Peoples Boudreau Sunglasses. (LESE/Bam / BACKGRID)

Dakota Johnson, 30, tried out the trend when she was out in LA in July of 2020 rocking a tight black cropped T-shirt with a pair of dark-wash high-waisted full flare blue jeans. The jeans were fitted around her tiny waist while the rest of the pants flowed out into flares. She accessorized her look with a red bandana around her face, a white Anya Hindmarch Neeson Hobo Bag, white leather Gucci Brixton Loafers, and a pair of Oliver Peoples Boudreau Sunglasses.

You can check out even more stars rocking the retro denim trend in HollywoodLife‘s gallery above, like Gigi Hadid, 25, who tried out the look when she headed to the restaurant L’Avenue at Saks in NYC in April of 2020. She opted to wear an Off-White metallic blue cropped blazer, showing off her tiny waist, paired with super baggy Off-White wide-leg jeans, which she accessorized with pointy-toed pumps, a BY FAR Allegra SS19 Bag, and a diamond Âme Totem Chain Cocktail Ring, proving that super baggy jeans can be dressed up.

Selena Gomez Debuts Blonde Hair Makeover To Show Off New Rare Beauty Products — Before & After Pics

Selena Gomez Debuts Blonde Hair Makeover To Show Off New Rare Beauty Products — Before & After Pics

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Selena Gomez is platinum blonde now and she looks absolutely incredible. The Rare Beauty founder just showed off her new look on Instagram and fans can’t get enough. 

Selena Gomez is ready to see if blondes really do have more fun. The beloved singer and actress, 28, took to her Rare Beauty Instagram page on April 23 to show off her newly bleached tresses and there’s no doubt the new ‘do suits her. Her naturally dark brunette locks have been transformed into an icy blonde and although it’s far from natural, the look really suits her.

Selena’s roots are still dark brown, giving her that perfect touch of 90’s grunge vibe. She’s totally bare faced for the selfie and in her accompanying caption she explained she’s choosing all new shades of make-up to match her paler hue. “New look. Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shades now.”

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Selena has the added luxury of being able to choose her new colors from her very own make-up line. She launched Rare Beauty in September 2020 and since then it’s become hugely popular.  Even Billie Eilish loves it.

When it first launched Selena emphasized the importance of celebrating every form of beauty for her new make-up brand, saying, “I’m so excited to release beauty products that not only feel great but also celebrate what makes each of us rare. Makeup is something to enjoy, it’s not something you need. I want every person to feel beautiful exactly as they are.”

Selena Gomez has naturally dark brown hair. [Shutterstock]Selena’s bold new hair color isn’t the only change she’s made recently. Last week she showed off a brand new tattoo — a dainty black cross on her collarbone.

Selena’s longtime tattoo artist Keith Scott “Bang Bang” McCurdy shared a video of Selena rocking the new ink on his Instagram page on April 15. In the black and white clip, Selena is draped in a smock with the camera zoomed in on the little cross that has been added to her collection of body art.

The celebrity tattoo artist spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife about his work and said, “Selena reached out not too long ago, just saying she really wanted to get tattooed, not sure what and was thinking something big. We almost did a big cross and we designed it and looked at it and just decided like it didn’t fit.”

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After that, “We had it in a couple different spots that were hidden, but she really wanted it to show it. She really wanted it to be forward facing, so it’s done front facing. And also, it’s done soft. It’s not super dark, or, you know, heavy blacks. Kind of like the same way I did Rihanna’s tattoos on her front. They’re very cut inks, they’re very diluted. So they’re softer they will blend in, and not be like a super aggressive big tattoo on,” he explained. 

Bang Bang said that “She took it really well. It took, I don’t know maybe a minute and a half to do. And she came in with a couple friends who also got tattoos, and it was, it was fun, it was cool,” adding, “She’s a sweetheart. She’s as nice a person as you can know. “

The new tattoo has significant meaning for Selena, who recently shared that she’s in a very “spiritual” place in this new chapter of her life. “I’m very, very spiritual,” she told Vogue in March 2021. “I believe in God, but I’m not religious. I’ve been a Christian for a while now. I don’t talk about it too much—I want to, but it’s gotten a bad rep. I just want to make it clear that I love being able to have my faith, and believe in what I believe in, and that truly is what gets me through.”

Britney Spears Shakes Her Hips In Nothing But A Sheer ‘Lace & Leather Catsuit’ — Watch

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Sheer black catsuits have become Britney Spears’ new favorite wardrobe item. She shimmied along to a Blackpink song in her sexy outfit.

Britney Spears‘ home fashion shows are officially back! After treating fans to a video featuring four fun and sexy wardrobe items on Apr. 7, the 39-year-old is modeling even more fresh looks in an Apr. 19 Instagram and Twitter video. Brit was really feeling herself, as she shimmied and danced along to Blackpink‘s “How You Like That.” Just like in her first video, Britney modeled a sultry sheer black catsuit, but this one came with what appeared to be a black bandeau bra and high waisted underwear underneath.

While the last sheer catsuit had a black leopard print pattern all over it, this one featured more abstract markings, but also had the same long sleeves and dark black neckline. Unlike in the last video where she wore her hair up, Brit let her long blonde locks flow as she again added black high heels to complete the look.

I found my lace and leather catsuit this time …. I’ve never worn it out anywhere cause well …. where could I wear it but it’s fun to hang out in 😂🤭🤷🏼‍♀️ ???? Like I said before …. I’m bored !!!! Here’s to fashion 👗👙✨ !!!! pic.twitter.com/HY2HALLYlq

— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 20, 2021

“I found my lace and leather catsuit this time….I’ve never worn it out anywhere cause well….where could I wear it but it’s fun to hang out in,” the singer noted in the caption, as she was standing on the balcony of her Thousand Oaks, CA estate. Brit added “Like I said before …. I’m bored !!!! Here’s to fashion.” In the last video, Britney noted in the caption, “I found my cat suit…No luck finding my mask but at least I found my body.” Britney obviously loves sheer catsuits, as she has at least two in her closet. 

Just like in her fashion show video from two weeks ago, Brit would show off and outfit then toss with her arms to the next video and look. She began her Apr. 19 in an adorable yet sexy green mini-dress with red and white floral patterns on it. The frock featured a flirty ruffled hem and an open backside made up of a criss-crossing green string holding the garment together.

Britney Spears has always been a fan of sheer catsuits, as seen here in Apr. 2014 during her Las Vegas residency. Photo credit: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock.

Britney then threw to her right and shimmied in the sexy catsuit. After showing off that look she tossed to video of her wearing a bright yellow bikini and looking absolutely fit and fabulous, not to mention so beach ready. Her final outfit was a knockout, even if she only showed it from behind. Britney could be seen in a tight black miniskirt, fuzzy pink sort sleeved jacket and white thigh-high stockings.

Fans went wild for the video, noting how she seemed so much more like her former playful self, not to mention going crazy that Britney is a fan of K-Pop’s superstar girl group Blackpink. Follower @j.aaronxo cheered, “SHE LOOKS BETTER” while @demiismywife commented, “she look so happy now, i’m glad to see that.” Fan houseofhoods observed, “Something has shifted. In a good way. Totally different vibe here and I’m here for it. You seem like YOU again.”

Other followers cheered on the “Toxic” singer’s good taste in music. Fan @jayyyjaegseun gushed, “OMG!!!!!!!! BRITNEY YOU STAN BLACKPINK!?!?! ICONIC” while dejaajones excitedly wrote, “USING A BLACKPINK SONG AHHH.” User @visionofcamila made the wish “Collab with BLACKPINK!” Well, Selena Gomez has already done a collab with Blackpink on the hit “Ice Cream,” so if Britney decides to inch back into finally making music again, a project with Blackpink would be an amazing place to start.

Selena Gomez Is Seen Covered In Fake Blood While Filming Wild Arrest Scene For New Series — Pics

Selena Gomez Is Seen Covered In Fake Blood While Filming Wild Arrest Scene For New Series — Pics

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Selena Gomez turned heads on the set of her new Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ when she walked on set with a shirt soaked in fake blood.

Selena Gomez, 28, proved her upcoming Hulu series will most likely have some gore in it when she showed up on the set full of fake blood! The singer and actress was wearing an off-white turtleneck sweater that was splashed in the red liquid on the front and a plaid skirt when she was photographed walking during the filming of Only Murders in the Building on the evening of Apr. 10. She had her locks tied back in a low ponytail and wore hoop earrings with the outfit as well.

Selena Gomez covered in fake blood on the set of her new Hulu series. (SplashNews)

In the scene Selena was filming, she could be seen getting arrested and escorted into a police car and she appeared to act visibly upset and panicked. After she wrapped up the intense scene, she was spotted bundling up in a warm brown jacket and a surgical face mask to protect herself and others from the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also wearing black combat boots while hanging out on the set.

Selena Gomez on the set of her upcoming series. (SplashNews)

Selena’s latest appearance seems to prove there will be some drama on the upcoming comedy series, which was co-created by This is Us creator Dan Fogelman as well as Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The show follows three strangers, played by Selena, Steve, and Martin Short, who are obsessed with true crime and suddenly find themselves involved in one. A premiere date is yet to be released.

When Selena’s not working on her latest television series, she’s sharing cute pics on Instagram. The talented star shared some throwback photos of her and BFF Taylor Swift, 31, in Mar. and admitted she’s missing the “Willow” singer in the caption. “kinda missin this one,” the caption read.

On Apr. 11, Selena shared another photo to Instagram but this time it featured her and fellow singer Julia Michaels, 27. She had her arm around the “Issues” crooner in the pic and and wrote “Babies” in the caption. Julia didn’t hesitate to respond with sad face emojis and the comment, “I love you. So much. Crazy to think how much life we’ve lived together already. ❤️my muse forever.”

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Twin In Pastels For Easter Celebration In Palm Springs

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Twin In Pastels For Easter Celebration In Palm Springs

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner shared eye-catching stylish and smiling pics and videos to their Instagram pages and received a lot of compliments.

Kendall Jenner, 25, and Kylie Jenner, 23, are looking ready for Easter in their latest Instagram posts! The look-alike siblings celebrated the holiday by wearing pastel dresses while spending time in Palm Springs, CA and posed in glorious outside and inside snapshots. Kendall chose a pink floral long Rodarte dress with ruffled sleeves and brown boots while Kylie donned a light purple sleeveless dress.

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Kendall also wore sunglasses as she frolicked in grassy field and even posed with a chicken in one pic. She appropriately captioned her pics with a chicken emoji. Kylie, on the other hand, posted video clips of her posing inside while standing in front of a white curtain. She had a necklace and earrings on and captioned the post with, “Sunday” and “happy easter.”

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Once Kendall and Kylie posted their pics and video, their followers shared numerous responses that were full of compliments. “Love your dress,” one follower wrote while another called them “beautiful women.” A third thought Kylie’s dress looked “so pretty” while a fourth mentioned that Kendall’s dress is the same one Selena Gomez wore in her video for her song “De Una Vez.”

Kendall and Kylie aren’t the only KarJenners to wear pastels. Kourtney Kardashian, 41, once wore pastel blue Daisy Dukes in a pic she posed in from Sardinia. Kim Kardashian, 40, also wore pastel last month when she rocked light green in various pics she posed in with friend La La Anthony. Khloe Kardashian, 36, also even rocked pastel pink hair in Dec. 2018 and matched it with a light pink sports bra and light pink pants in two photos she shared to social media.

Since spring is here and the KarJenners are known for often posting various pics and videos whenever they can, we can guarantee we’ll get to see more awesome pastel looks in the future. Whether they’re rocking a casual look or something more fancy, let’s face it, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars are some of the biggest fashion icons in the world and we look forward to seeing what else they have in store!

Hailey Baldwin Reveals How Husband Justin Bieber Has ‘Helped’ Her’ When Dealing With Internet Trolls

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Hailey Baldwin is sharing how she’s handled the relentless and vicious internet bullying ever since she married Justin Bieber, and how he helped her cope.

Hailey Baldwin is using her new YouTube channel to shine a light on mental health, when dealing with the pressures of haters on social media. The 24-year-old model has been relentlessly bullied since marrying pop superstar Justin Bieber, 26, and shared how he helped her cope with the pressures of internet hate. Hailey discussed the situation with psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Clemons in the latest A Conversation With episode that dropped on Mar. 31.

Hailey detailed how she quit Twitter and rarely uses Instagram. “My husband has helped me so much with it. I really give him credit because he’s been doing this so much longer at this really massive level,” she explained. “I think I’ve gone through a phase where I’m like ‘I get it. I don’t want to hear it,’” about going on social media, “and then I do it and he’s like, ‘I told you. Life is way better this way.’ And he was so entirely right.”

The Ivy Park model explained that, “I think over the last 2 and half years for myself it — after getting married especially — it really opened me up to this new kind of level of attention. I think one of the biggest things I struggled with for sure was the comparison aspect of body comparison and looks comparison and behavior comparison,” Hailey revealed about how her profile was raised into the stratosphere after becoming Mrs. Justin Bieber on Sept. 13, 2018.

While she didn’t bring up Justin’s ex Selena Gomez by name, Hailey seemed to touch on some of the intense bullying she received after tying the knot with Justin. “I think when you’re going through a situation where you just have so many people hounding you with the same thing over and over and over again, it starts to mess with your mind and you start to question everything and you’re like, ‘Is there something that I’m not seeing that they see – maybe they are right?’” She added, “It was such a low point for me that I was like honestly maybe I am delusional. Its like separating two realities essentially.”

Happily married Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber seen out and about in L.A. on Aug. 1, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Hailey then revealed how she’s weaned herself off of social media for the sake of her mental health. She revealed that she no longer goes on Instagram Monday through Friday, and now it is a place she only hits up on weekends. “I was getting to the point where I was going to open my Instagram for no reason. It was like a reflex,” she explained, then added a helpful way she’s made her IG page a safer space for her mentally.

“Another thing I did that I think was really helpful was that I turned off the comments on my page except for people who I follow. When I look at my comments now when I put up a photo or video, I know it’s only going to be people who I know are only going to be positive, and only going to be encouraging and uplifting,” she shared.

The model then explained that she got rid of her Twitter altogether because it gave her terrible “anxiety.” “I don’t even have a Twitter anymore because there was never really a time where I would go on there and it didn’t feel like it was a very toxic environment,” Hailey explained. “The thought of even opening the app gives me such bad anxiety that I feel like I’m gonna throw up. So I got rid of that because I was like ‘it just needs to go, it no longer needs to be part of my life.’”

Hailey then pointed out how “People can say whatever they want on the internet. And then this stuff goes viral because people believe anything that they see on social, media.” She then revealed that because of her kind and sensitive nature, “I want everyone to like me, it’s like my downfall at times and I’m working through it.”

“I think one thing I’ve had to come to the conclusion of is trying not to feel like I owe everybody an explanation or owe anybody anything, and really just try to correct what I need to correct personally, and behind closed doors, and do the work personally and behind closed doors. I’m still figuring out the fact that I don’t have to explain myself,” she told Dr. Jess.

Hailey Baldwin says husband Justin Bieber has helped her step away from the noise and negativity on social media. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Justin shared just how bad things had become for his wife in a Dec. 3 IG story about how a Selena fan made a video encouraging other “Jelena” shippers to flood Hailey’s comments in an upcoming Instagram live session with messages about the “Wolves” singer. “This sad excuse of a human just encouraged people on video to literally go after my wife telling people to say that my previous relationship was better so on and so forth. I just wanted to share this so that people get an idea of what we face day to day,” Justin told fans.

Hailey then responded with her own post that read, “I would never in a million years wish for someone to be treated this way and I will never condone this kind of hateful behavior. I want only to support, uplift, and encourage other women in this industry and wish them nothing but love and success and I wish for all of my followers and supporters to the same. Wishing the young woman in that video all the best. I hope she finds love, peace and happiness in this life!”

Taylor Swift Teams Up With Maren Morris To Finally Release ‘You All Over Me’ More Than A Decade Later

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The first song from Taylor Swift’s ‘vault’ is here! She teamed up with Maren Morris for the track ‘You All Over Me,’ a song originally written for her 2008 album ‘Fearless.’

Taylor Swift dropped the first brand new track from the re-record of her album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), on March 26. The song, “You All Over Me (From The Vault),” was originally written for the singer’s 2008 record, Fearless, but did not make the final album cut. As a gift to her fans, Taylor is including “You All Over Me,” along with five other never-before-heard songs from the “vault,” on the re-release of Fearless, which drops April 9.

“You All Over Me”, which features background vocals from Maren Morris, brings Taylor back to her country roots from the Fearless days. The song features lyrics like “You find graffiti on the walls of old bathroom stalls / You know, you can scratch it right off, it’s how we used to be,” and this haunting line in the chorus: “No amount of freedom gets you clean / I still got you all over me.” The song follows a story that’s all too familiar: no matter how much you try to forget that certain someone, you’ll never truly be free of their memory. You can hear the nostalgic teenage angst in the lyrics, given that the song was written in Taylor’s teen years as a country music star.

Before releasing the song, Taylor teased that more of her “vault” tracks may feature other artists, as well. “One thing I’ve been loving about these From The Vault songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play and even include some of my favorite artists,” Taylor gushed. “I’m really excited to have Maren Morris singing background vocals on this song.” She also confirmed that Aaron Dessner, who she worked with on the Grammy-winning album Folklore, will be producing the song, which was co-written by Scooter Carusoe.

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Fans have already been theorizing that two of Taylor’s re-record collaborators may be Selena Gomez and Katy Perry. Just this week, Selena randomly posted a series of throwback pics of herself and Taylor on Instagram, and admitted she was “missing” the singer. Meanwhile, Katy also referenced “working” with Taylor on an episode of American Idol. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) will feature 26 songs in total — the 6 From The Vault tracks, along with a re-record of “Today Was A Fairytale” and re-records of the 19 original songs from the Platinum version of Fearless.

So far, Taylor has only revealed her plans for the re-release of Fearless. However, she dropped a snippet of the track “Wildest Dreams,” from her 2014 record, 1989, earlier this month, which has fans wondering if that will be the next re-recorded album to drop. She has not yet confirmed whether the rest of the re-records will have songs From The Vault, as well, but fans are definitely anticipating it more than ever now! In addition to Fearless and 1989, Taylor will also be re-recording Taylor Swift, Speak Now, Red and Reputation. She already owns the rights to her music from Lover, Folklore and Evermore.