New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (11/27):
ADELE'S '25' IS AVAILABLE ON PANDORA
Billboard has reported that Adele has officially broken the "single-week U.S. album sales record." After calculating the first sales report from Monday (November 23rd), Adele's new album, 25, has already sold at least 2,433,000 in album sales alone, in more than three days. This beats *NSYNC's record for their album No Strings Attached which debuted with 2,416,000 units sold in the first week.
In other news, music streamers can rejoice. According to Entertainment Weekly, 25 is now on Pandora. A spokesperson for the streaming site said in a statement, "Good news radio listeners, you can now hear all songs from Adele’s latest album 25 on Pandora. It is clear radio listeners love Adele and are coming to Pandora to enjoy her incredible music. Since 'Hello' was added to our platform last month, her total station adds are up 1200 percent. Within that same timeframe, spins for 'Hello' are more than 5x the number for the next most popular song 'Someone Like You.'"
- Adele's album is not available on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music.
CHRIS BROWN ADMITS HIS INSECURITIES
Chris Brown opened up about his drama with Tyson Beckford over Karrueche, earlier this year, blaming it on his insecurities. He said, "You know what that was. That was me being insecure. I was in my feelings because at the time, somebody wasn’t giving me the responses that I would like. I took it upon myself to be an a**hole. . . . For me, I can admit it and say I was insecure. . . . It was stupid at the end of the day." Click here to listen to: CHRIS BROWN ON CO-PARENTING
Click here to listen to: CHRIS BROWN REACTS TO KARRUECHE SAYING HE IS AFFECTING HER CAREER
Click here to listen to: CHRIS BROWN TALKS INSECURITIES
JUSTIN BIEBER CANCELS UPCOMING APPEARANCES
Justin Bieber won't be appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, nor will he be performing at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The singer announced that he canceled these appearances for "personal reasons." He tweeted, "My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to NYC tomorrow for the show. I look forward to making it up to you soon." He then apologized to Colbert directly, saying, "@StephenAtHome thank you for the understanding as sometimes life kicks our a** and we need to deal with it. I will see you soon. Thank you."
- In other news, Bieber has broken one of the Beatles' records. According to Forbes.com, Bieber has a record-breaking seventeen songs on the Hot 100 chart. Before Bieber broke this record, the Beatles had fourteen tracks on the charts, in one week, for decades.
JAY Z WIRED THE $100K HE LOST IN A BET AGAINST OSCAR DE LA HOYA IMMEDIATELY
When Jay Z loses a bet, he doesn't hesitate to pay up. According to TMZ Sports, Jay has already paid Oscar De La Hoya the $100,000 he bet over the Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez fight. As previously reported, Jay bet De La Hoya $100K that his Roc Nation boxer -- Cotto, would beat the former boxer's Golden Boy Promotions fighter -- Alvarez, last weekend. De La Hoya told TMZ that Jay wired over the money immediately and it will be used to help patients at White Memorial Medical Center in LA.
- The fighter told the site, "Thanks to Jay Z, thousands of patients at White Memorial Medical Center will also be winners. I don’t imagine Jay's excited about losing $100k, but he can take some comfort in knowing that it’s going to a good cause."
JESSIE J UNFOLLOWS FANS ON INSTAGRAM
Jessie J has unfollowed fans on Instagram because of their "nasty behavior." The British singer wrote a lengthy post on the social media site, discussing her dislike for bullying. She said, "I don't usually comment on this topic, but I know some of my fans will notice so I want to explain. I have just unfollowed all of the 7/8 fan pages I was just following on Instagram. Not because I don't want to, I love seeing what you find and post. But because I have been seeing some real nasty behavior when I show some of the fans I follow love or repost them. I don't like drama or negativity and I despise any type of bullying, and so I have decided to not follow any fans. I appreciate all my fans/heartbeats equally. But I won't tolerate bullying. Ever. So this isn't me throwing shade or forgetting you all or 'changing.' I am simply someone who wants to live in a supportive peaceful and kind world. So anything that hinders that, if I can do something to remove it, I will. I always appreciate your love support and positivity always."
She continued, "And people say 'Just ignore it... It's just jealousy or haters.' Some of it is yes but that doesn't mean I should ignore it. That's the problem in the world. We allow ourselves to get used to something wrong in utter fear to let it go (worrying what people will think of us) this isn't about me, or losing or gaining followers. If people unfollow me because of this I don't care tbh because they weren't following me for the right reasons in the first place then. This is a bigger conversation on how people treat each other and especially online. It's disgusting and not OK. I care. Accepting negativity like it's ok and normal. It's not. Actioning something to erase it should be the normal.
- She added, "I want you to support my music. Not b*tch at each other or pull each other down. That's not why I started writing songs. Social media has changed the world a lot. And with everything that is happening in the world. Anything we can do to action nicer behavior and better understanding instead of being selfish and mean is what we should be doing. There is a big world out there. With a lot going on. Who I follow doesn't matter at all."
LADY GAGA IS THE GUEST EDITOR FOR THE JANUARY ISSUE OF 'V' MAGAZINE
Lady Gaga is the guest editor for the January issue of V magazine. Gaga told the mag, "This issue of V is about all of these people coming together to express a passion for art and fashion, to really 'go there' to make a great statement and to change things. I feel like we all share an appetite for living a life of passion and creativity…it's like we all found our immortality through art and fashion…we share that deep spiritual place. These are people who have kept and protected me over the years, because they wanted me to survive…that's part of the message of this issue: we have to carry each other through the decades and take care of one another and honor each other's work."
- She added, "I am saying thank you to all these people for everything they've given me...I want to make sure the world knows who they are…it's a guard of people…I call them my fashion guard!!"
JOE JONAS WON'T BE SILENT ON LGBT ISSUES
Joe Jonas refuses to be mum on LGBT issues. During an interview with Pride Source, the JoBro explained, "I don't mind... if someone is nice. A lot of guys come out to the shows -- some gay guys as well -- and I love that. They rock out; they have fun. And I feel like the music is helping people express themselves in a way. I'm seeing people with glitter on their face, with the brightest colors."
- He added, "I love that we can encourage people to be themselves."
SELENA GOMEZ REVEALS HER FOUR FAVORITE RECORDS FROM 'REVIVAL'
Selena Gomez has revealed her favorite records from her album Revival. During a sit-down with Vevo, Gomez said that her faves include "Good For You," "Same Old Love" and possible upcoming releases "Hands To Myself" and "Camouflage." On "Same Old Love," she said, "Everybody kind of goes through a cycle — whether it’s friendship, a relationship, family. It’s different for everyone but you have to understand what that is and why you’re in it. It’s just kind of got that angst in it. You can hear it, there isn’t faking that, there isn’t faking any of the emotions that I put on the record… I think people need to hear that."
She then spoke on "Hands To Myself." Gomez continued, "It was one of the last songs that I had recorded. We thought we had the whole album together. It was more, ‘what are girls not doing? What are the vibes that are happening?’ We got a little Prince-esque in it, a little of a whisper going on, and the idea is fun. It’s so intoxicating when you get that feeling, being infatuated, not really caring, being free with it. It’s a little cheeky, it’s fun."
- The singer later explained "Camoflauge" and said it "is the only ballad on the record for a reason. It is a vulnerable moment for me. When you’re in that moment of being in love you feel like you’re being seen by everyone. And then when you lose it you feel invisible, and you feel devastated. Whether you ignore it, whether you live your life, whether you get back into another situation, you have to have those low moments to appreciate the high moments."
SELENA GOMEZ AND NIALL HORAN ARE JUST FRIENDS: Selena Gomez and One Direction's Niall Horan are just friends, despite being spotted having dinner at Nobu in LA earlier this week. A source told Gossip Cop that Gomez is staying on "friendly terms" with Horan. The two however were spotted hanging out in London in February 2014.
RIHANNA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ON FRIDAY: According to fan site Rihanna Diva, Rihanna will release new music this Friday (November 27th). The singer's new album ANTI is due out next month.