Mark Weiss/WireImageDisgraced boy band mogul Lou Pearlman, who died in prison in 2016, is the subject of a new YouTube Red documentary executive produced by *NSYNC's Lance Bass.
The film, currently titled The Lou Pearlman Project, tells the true story behind the man who launched the careers of *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys and O-Town before being sent to prison for 25 years for conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes. Members of all three groups sat for in-depth interviews for the documentary, as did the mothers of Justin Timberlake and Lance.
In a statement, Lance says, "I’ve always wanted to tell the story of the rise and fall of Lou Pearlman; I thought I knew most of the story since I had a front row seat. I was fascinated to learn so much more through the eyes of other artists that were also subjected to Pearlman and his nefarious operation.”
Entertainment industry experts, federal agents and former friends and colleagues are also on hand to chart the rise and fall of Pearlman's business empire, as nearly every musical act he worked with sued him for fraud or misrepresentation. The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC were among the acts who alleged that Pearlman had cheated them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
While Pearlman eventually went to prison for running a massive Ponzi scheme, there were also allegations of sexual misconduct with the members of the groups he managed. Pearlman denied these claims.
The documentary will premiere later this year on YouTube Red.
Desmond Child (Lester Cohen/Getty Images for ASCAP)Monday night at the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, four songwriters responsible for some of the past year's biggest hits were honored with a Pop Music Songwriter of the Year award.
Among the honorees: The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart, for the duo's hits "Something Just Like This" and "Closer"; Max Martin, for Adele's "Send My Love," Pink's "Just Like Fire" and Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling"; and Steve Mac, for Pink's "What About Us" and 2017's biggest hit, "Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran.
On the red carpet, Steve Mac told ABC Radio that after a mutual friend -- British singer Anne Marie -- introduced him to Ed, "Shape of You" took almost no time to write.
"[T]his [song] was the very first thing we did," Steve explained. "I look back and I think, 'If I hadn't done that, if I hadn't turned up, or if I hadn't felt great, we never would have written that song'...Within an hour and a half, we recorded and wrote [it]."
Also Monday night, veteran songwriter Desmond Child received the ASCAP Founders Award winner for writing hits like Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer," Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Aerosmith's "Crazy." Child told ABC Radio he and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had to beg Jon Bon Jovi to cut "Livin' on a Prayer."
"He said, 'Y'know, I'm not really feeling it. I'd like to rock a little harder on this record before I do something sentimental like that,'" recalled Desmond. "And we just literally, kinda half-joking but half not, got on our hands and knees and begged him to record it and put it on the record...and that just made all the difference in the world."
Art Streiber/NBCAdam Levine isn’t aiming to be a stage dad to his daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio.
The singer and Voice coach tells Entertainment Tonight he’s not sure he supports children going into show business at a young age.
When asked if he’d ever judge a version of The Voice for kids, Adam says, “I don’t know if I fully support the idea of having little kids be on TV singing. I never have. I think you should get to grow up a little bit, a little bit. I'm talking like a little bit before teens.”
Right now, one-year-old Dusty and two-month-old Gio are too young to even think about pursuing a career in music, and Adam says he’s not about to have them go from “the sandbox to the stage.”
“Always encourage people’s, your kids’, passions,” he adds. “Maybe just not throw them on TV the first chance you get.”
As for at what age he’d support his kids pursuing a career in showbiz, Adam says, “I think maybe not literally, like, six. That's kind of where I'm thinking, where I draw the line. Maybe you gotta be like 12 first.”
Image Group LA/ABCThe Weeknd will be riding shotgun at this year's Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He'll be the headlining act for the event's after-race concert on Friday 23 in November.
The Grammy winner is expected to perform songs from his latest album, My Dear Melancholy and from his 2015 album Beauty Behind The Madness, along with tracks from his House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence mixtapes.
Weekend tickets and single day tickets are available to purchase now.
In other news, fans also have the option to buy festival-themed merch from The Weeknd's official website, but you'd better hurry -- the XO Festival Drip collection will only be available for one more day.
You can choose from items such as t-shirts, jackets and long-sleeved shirts.
The Weeknd's debut Marvel comic book, The Weeknd Presents: Starboy - Vol. I - Issue 1, can also be purchased from the website as well.
Visit shop.theweeknd.com for more information on prices and sizes.
Brian ZiffShawn Mendes stays grounded in the video for his new single, “In My Blood.”
The singer quite literally spends the entire video laying on the ground.
"Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing/I'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me something," Shawn sings. "Help me, it's like the walls are caving in/Sometimes I feel like giving up/But I just can't/It isn't in my blood."
Before the first chorus kicks in, chunks of concrete begin crumbling down on Shawn, after which rain begins pouring down. By the song's conclusion, the sun has come out and flowers start to bloom all around him.
“In My Blood” is the first single off Shawn’s upcoming third album. He previously tweeted about the track, "This song is the closest song to my heart that I've ever written and I hope you guys love it and all the new music coming your way."
ABC/Image Group LAIs Katy Perry officially back with Orlando Bloom?
The singer and American Idol judge tells Entertainment Tonight that she’s “spoken for,” sparking speculation that she’s reunited with her ex.
ET asked Katy, who’s had no shame flirting with some American Idol hopefuls, whether she’d ever date a contestant. While Luke Bryan seem to think it could happen, Katy shut it down.
"No, I'm sorry I have been spoken for and speak for myself," she replied, adding, "And I'm very happy!"
When asked to clarify that she is indeed spoken for, Katy said, "Yeah, girl, of course I am!"
Monday, Katy posted an Instagram Story of herself holding a drawing of Orlando Bloom holding a broom that was captioned, “Orlando Broom.” When ET jokingly asked, "Are you a Mrs. Broom?," she replied, “No, I’m not a Mrs. Broom,” then winked at the camera.
Katy and Orlando have been dropping hints for a few months now that they might be back together. Back in February, a source told ET that the former couple was giving their romance a "second chance."
Mark SurridgeAnother day, another award nomination for Ed Sheeran. Actually, two nominations.
Ed's hits "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" have been nominated in the category of Most Performed Work at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. That category's for the hits that were literally played the most on TV, radio and online over the past year. There's only one other nominee in that category: singer Rag 'N Bone Man, for his hit song "Human."
Strangely, neither of Ed's songs are nominated in the categories of Best Song Musically and Lyrically, or Best Contemporary Song. Ed's 2012 hit "The A Team" won in the former category six years ago.
In 2015, Ed was named Songwriter of the Year at the Ivors. That same award will be presented this year as well but the artists in the running aren't announced in advance.
The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, honor excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, and are judged by songwriters. The awards describe themselves as the "pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition."
"Ryan Gosling," mused Corden. "Even then, at that age, could you find yourself getting lost in Ryan Gosling's eyes?" Christina laughed and replied, "I think there were crushes but I wasn't on the train!"
When Corden asked if she was "on the Timberlake train," Christina stuttered and stammered as she attempted to explain that she and Britney both wanted Justin.
"There was a thing back then!" she laughed. "Oh my God, you're going in!"
When James feigned ignorance of the situation, Christina simply said, "It was a good time."
"Are we saying Timberlake was the main dude in the MMC?" Corden pressed. "He had swag, I have to say," Christina admitted. "But I know Ryan, actually, pretty much, he did have a crush on Britney."
"She must be regretting that," cracked Corden. "No, she got Justin!" Christina argued. "It was like, they were a big ol' couple! "Oh, you're right," Corden said sarcastically. "That worked out wonderfully!"
Christina and James also sang "Fighter," "Beautiful," "Genie in a Bottle" and "Dirrty," featuring a rap from surprise guest Melissa McCarthy.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLRPrince's family is suing the hospital that treated the legendary singer the week before he died, The Star Tribune reports.
In the wrongful death suit, the family claims the Trinity Medical Center in Illinois improperly treated Prince's first overdose, ultimately leading to his second and fatal overdose a week later.
The family is also suing Walgreens for dispensing opioids to Paisley Park manager Kirk Johnson that were intended for Prince.
"What happened to Prince is happening to families across America," attorney John Goetz said on behalf of the family. "Prince's family wishes, through its investigation, to shed additional light on what happened to Prince."
The state and federal criminal investigation found the singer was taking Vicodin with fentanyl. The source of the deadly substance could not be found, so authorities closed the case with no arrests or criminal charges.
The investigation also found that the singer refused medical testing and treatment.
Prince died on April 21, 2016, with his family filing suit exactly two years later.
In other Prince news, his estate has announced a new album of unreleased music from the star, which will be released on September 28, according to Variety.
"Last week, the release of "Nothing Compares 2 U" was the first piece of music to come from our collaboration with the estate, and now we’re working on a release for the fall -- a full-length album," Troy Carter, the entertainment adviser for Prince's estate, tells Variety. "Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it -- it’ll come in the fall."
Tyler Golden/NBC / 2018 NBCUniversal MediaThe Voice was live on Monday, with the top 12 artists competing for America’s vote, advised by their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson. One artist will be sent home on Tuesday, based on America’s vote.
On Monday, each artist took the stage with a song that had a special meaning for them.
Here are the highlights of Monday night's show:
Team Adam’s Rayshun LeMarr kicked things off with his version of “When Love Takes Over,” by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland, explaining that like love, something takes over when he’s on stage that he can’t control. Adam told Rayshun afterwards, “In that moment, you became the frontrunner, because you’re the best performer in this group.”
Kaleb Lee, representing Team Kelly, chose Lonestar’s “Amazed,” for his performance, -- admitting that he originally chose it because he incorrectly thought it was his wedding song. However, the song still reminds him of his wife because it reminds him how “awesome” his wife is. Kelly acknowledged that Kaleb’s performance was a little “pitchy” at times, but blamed it on his emotional connection to the song getting the better of him. But that, she added, only made the performance more endearing.
Team Alicia’s Jackie Foster chose Brittney Spears’ “Toxic” because she has a thing for “bad boys.” Alicia, who during rehearsals described Jackie’s style as “somewhere between P!nk and No Doubt,” declared after the performance that Foster showed America who she really is, adding that her artist “nailed it.”
Spensha Baker, Team Blake’s country/soul artist, picked an emotional song from one of her favorite artists, Trisha Yearwood, “Down on My Knees.” The performance drew a standing ovation from all four coaches, including Blake, who noted that Spensha has finally learned how to control her nerves, allowing the full depth of her voice to come through.
Christiana Danielle, from Alicia’s team, also credited a toxic relationship for her song choice, “Say Something,” by A Great Big World. Keys said afterwards, “There’s not another person -- not just on this stage, but in this world” who sounds like Christiana.
Team Kelly’s soul singer D.R. King put his spin on Dido’s “White Flag,” Clarkson praised D.R. for making everything he sings sound effortless, urging America to send him on to the next round.
Sharane Calister, representing Team Adam, chose Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood,” explaining that, like the character in the song, she’s a survivor. Afterwards, Adam praised Sharane for her ability to take listeners on a journey with her.
Next up, country rocker Pryor Baird, representing Team Blake, tackled “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” by Keith Anderson, recalling that growing up in his tiny hometown of Orcutt, California, he’s picked a few wildflowers in his day. Blake joked afterwards, “Pryor is to a song like bulldozer is to trees,” explaining that he turns every song his sings into something completely different.
Brynn Cartelli, Team Kelly’s powerhouse 15-year-old powerhouse, delivered Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain,” explaining that her mother taught it to her when she was little. During rehearsals, Clarkson advised the teen to “tell the story, rather than making sure all the riffs are there.” Kelly said she was amazed that Brynn has “the craziest, eclectic taste in music” and manages to “nail all of it.”
When Adam Levine saved country singer Jackie Verna last week, he said he heard a song and pictured her singing it. On Monday, he revealed it was Avril Lavigne’s pop hit, “I’m with You.” Following the performance, Adam told Verna he was impressed by the way she was challenged with tackling a tough song and rose to the occasion.
Sanford, Carolina, native Britton Buchanan picked John Mellencamp’s “Small Town,” telling his coach Alicia during rehearsals that he’s lived every line of the song. Afterwards, Keys told the 18-year-old that his “destiny” was to perform on The Voice stage.
Team Blake’s Kyla Jade has a long history with her pick, Jennifer Hudson’s “One Night Only,” performing it night after night as a backup singer for the season-13 Voice coach. This time, however, she was front and center. After the performance, Blake, on behalf of himself and JHud, welcomed Kyla to the front of the stage.
The Voice returns Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Dominique Charriau/WireImageDespite the chart-topping, multi-million-selling worldwide success of Ed Sheeran's current album Divide, at least one person close to the star thinks that he "can get better."
Songwriter, a documentary by Ed's cousinMurray Cummings that chronicles the Grammy-winning star's creative process, premiered last night at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. In the movie, Ed declares that Divide is his career-defining album, but speaking to Billboard, Cummings begs to differ.
"He’s always really into whatever he’s doing. So I kind of believe him whenever he says, 'This is the best I can be,'" acknowledges Cummings. But, he adds, "I personally think that he can get better -- I can’t wait to hear what he’s doing two or three albums from now."
While he's been creating video content for Ed for a long time, Cummings decided to make Songwriter less about Ed the superstar, and more about Ed the artist. To accomplish this, he filmed Ed as he wrote the songs that would appear on Divide, and turned it into the 84-minute documentary.
You might think that traveling around with Ed as he tours and writes his songs is the coolest thing ever, but as Cummings tells TIME magazine, "To be honest, me and Ed, when he finishes a gig, we get a bottle of wine and a box of cheese, and we just go to the back of the tour bus and watch The Simpsons. Not very rock 'n roll at all."
In an Instagram video, Ed says his favorite part of the film is "the parts that I don't remember [Murray] filming, if that makes sense." He explains, "Murray's very good at blending in while I'm working. So [watching it is] kinda like a blast from the past."
ABC/Eric McCandlessMonday's episode of American Idol was the season's most dramatic yet, as we learned which six of the 14 finalists had been voted through to the top 10 by America, and which of the remaining contestants had to sing for their lives in hopes of being chosen by the judges. In the end, we had our top 10:
There were two sets of chairs onstage: the Victory Zone and the Danger Zone. Over two hours, Ryan Seacrest revealed whether or not each contestant had been voted into the top 10 by America. Those who were voted through got to sing a song without being judged, and then take a seat in the Victory Zone. Those who weren't had to "sing for their lives," and their fates were revealed at the end of the show.
Michelle Sussett, the first contestants in the "Danger Zone," sang an original song called "I'm a Dreamer," with lyrics in both English and Spanish, which made a powerful statement about the immigrant experience. "This is my home and I love this country and I'm grateful to be here," said the Venezuelan singer. Judge Katy Perry was thrilled that Michelle sang in Spanish, and she was the one who announced that she'd been chosen for the top 10.
Marcio Donaldson sang "Jealous" by Nick Jonas and it wasn't his best performance. You could tell from the judges' comments that there was no way they were putting him through.
Garrett Jacobs sang "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and though Katy said it was the best he'd ever sounded, he wasn't chosen.
Dennis Lorenzo sang Maxwell's version of the Kate Bush song "This Woman's Work." Katy called the performance "brilliant" and "dynamic" and said she'd fight for him; Lionel Richie said he didn't know what America was thinking by not putting him through. Luke Bryan was the one who announced he'd been chosen for the top 10.
Jonny Brenns sang a compelling version of "Demons" by Imagine Dragons that got him a standing "O" from the judges; Katy praised him for looking like a rock star, but criticized him for not having enough stage presence. In the end, he failed to be put through.
Mara Justine sang "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna, which made Luke say that he was "in shock" that she wasn't voted through by America. But Katy told the young teen that sometimes, it's just about timing, which was a big giveaway that she wasn't going to be chosen. And she wasn't.
Jurnee sang "Never Enough," from The Greatest Showman, which made Katy utter a quote that she probably also said on November 9, 2016: "Never have I ever seen a woman more qualified for the job and still not get the job." Lionel simply said, "I love you." It was Lionel who announced that they'd picked her for the top 10.
Ada Vox was the last contestant to sing for their lives, and she sang -- what else? -- "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," so memorably delivered by American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls.
To say she brought the house down is an understatement; after the performance, Katy took off her earrings and announced that she, Lionel and Luke were making an executive decision: They ordered her to go to the Victory Zone immediately.
After Ada was chosen, the remaining seven contestants had to wait to hear which three would be staying. After Jurnee, Dennis and Michelle were declared the lucky ones, the rest of the pack were told by Katy, "Over 10 million people are watching this. So what are you gonna do with that information? You're going to launch off on your own."
On Sunday, the top 10 will perform Disney's greatest hits, and there will be the first-ever, coast-to-coast, live vote, with the results coming at the end of the show.
Sarah PiantadosiBack in 2013, before anyone really knew who he was, James Bay got to open for the Rolling Stones when they played London's Hyde Park. Now that James is kind of a big deal himself, he's once again opening for the legendary rock band.
Mick Jagger and the boys have tapped James to warm up the crowd at their show in London this June. He wrote on Twitter, "IS THIS FOR REAL? It’s an absolute honour to announce I’m supporting @RollingStones at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 19th June."
James is just one of a handful of well-known acts who'll be opening for the Stones on their upcoming U.K. tour. Others who'll be doing the honors include Florence the Machine, ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, and British ska legends The Specials.
James kicks off a U.K. and European tour on May 29. He'll bring the tour to the U.S. in September, in support of his sophomore album, Electric Light.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCMadonna has lost her bid to block some of her personal items – including a break-up letter from late rapper Tupac Shakur -- from being sold at auction.
According to the New York Daily News, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge ruled Monday that Madonna’s former friend Darlene Lutz was free to sell the possessions.
The singer had sued Lutz last July to prevent her from profiting off the items, which also include a pair of used panties and a used hairbrush. But Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled that because Madonna signed a release in 2004 allowing Lutz to keep some of her things, she did not have grounds to sue.
“[Madonna] knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of [Madonna’s] personal property,” the judge wrote in his decision, according to the Daily News. “Yet before this action began, the plaintiff did not make any demand to return her possessions.”
Madonna had claimed that she didn’t know Lutz had possession of the Tupac letter, which was personal in nature. Tupac and Madonna dated from 1993 to 1994. The rapper wrote her the letter from jail in 1995 and included details of their breakup.
The items will go up for bid in July on GottaHaveRockandRoll.com.
ABC/Eric McCandlessAs Ada Vox works towards her dream of becoming the next American Idol, the drag queen had another dream come true today.
Ada got an endorsement from her idol RuPaul on Twitter. Ada, whose birth name is Adam Sanders, performs in drag on the show and caught the attention of rag icon Ru following her performance on last night’s Idol of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.”
“SHANTAY, you slay,” Ru tweeted under a photo of Ada, using the famous RuPaul’s Drag Race catchphrase. “XORU,” Ru signed the tweet.
Ada previously caught the attention of RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. After Ada’s duet on “Defying Gravity” with Lea Michele last week, Visage tweeted, "My glam team and I want to give you the makeover of life for American Idol finals. YOU INSPIRE US ALL."
Ada responded, “Ummmm #Duh please and thank you... I just died a little inside...”
Ada has yet to respond to Ru’s tweet, but previously told TMZ that it would be amazing if she got a shoutout from RuPaul.
Rich Polk/Getty Images for Rolling StoneThe outpouring of grief that followed the news of Avicii's death has prompted his family to issue a statement thanking fans for their support.
Avicii, who was born Tim Bergling, died last Friday at age 28.
"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs," the family said in a statement provided to ABC Radio.
"Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world," the statement continues. "We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way."
Following the EDM superstar's death, everyone from Madonna and The Chainsmokers to Charlie Puth and Adam Lambert took to Twitter to express their grief at his loss.
According to Variety, fellow EDM star Kygo paid tribute to Avicii at Coachella this past weekend by showing his image on video screens while the song "Without You" played. The screens also featured the message "Rest in peace. We will miss you."
Other acts who performed tributes to Avicii this past weekend during concerts included Nick Jonas and OneRepublic.
Bergling was found dead in his hotel room in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. The cause of death is not yet known, though the "Wake Me Up" artist had been in poor health for some time.
ABC NewsTen years ago, David Archuleta was the runner-up on American Idol season seven. Monday, he talked to ABC's Good Morning America about Sunday night's episode, where contestants sang for America's vote for the first time. Afterward, David told ABC Radio that when the viewers start voting, there's even more pressure.
"Just watching last night...you could feel the tension...it really affects them," David noted. He then laughed, "But I don't think you should hold that against them. ...[T]he first time I was live, I completely forgot the words to my song!"
David was most impressed by contestants Catie Turner and Gabby Barrett.
"[T]hey both really stand out," he said. "Catie... she's just so personable 'cause she has a unique personality and she can't help but be herself...it's just fun, it's refreshing."
As for Gabby, David said "she just has a full package, I think she connects, and you can see that she's just about to [blow up]."
David also praised judge Katy Perry, who told Catie to stop reading social media comments. David's own struggle with that, and the pressure he felt to please everybody, is one reason why he took two years off and went to Chile to serve as a missionary.
"I just needed...some one-on-one time," says David. "I need[ed] to remind myself what I think of myself and what God thinks of [me]." The experience helped inspire his current album, Postcards In the Sky.
"[It] that was beyond anything I can even describe, how much that was of value to my life, and to my career moving forward," he says of this two years away. "I realized I could say what I wanted to say and not just be told to just shut up and sing."
Live Nation EntertainmentJanet Jackson is taking fans on an escapade that will last through the summer. The superstar has announced a series of new tour dates which start July 11 in Austin, TX.
The new tour dates wrap up August 7 in Tampa, FL. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27 via LiveNation.com. Citi Cardmembers can grab them starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time.
In addition to these tour dates, Janet will also be doing headlining performances at the Essence Festival, Outside Lands, Panorama and FYF Festivals.
Here are Janet's new tour dates:
7/11 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amp 7/13 -- Rogers, AR, Walmart Amphitheater 7/15 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 7/18 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater 7/20 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Stadium 7/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 7/29 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 8/1 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 8/3 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 8/5 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena 8/7 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Dick Clark ProductionsCamila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa have been announced as the first performers for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
The artists will be taking the stage on May 20 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. All three are no strangers to the Billboard charts: Together, the three have a combined six songs currently on the Billboard Hot 100.
This marks Shawn and Dua’s first time performing at the event. Camila returns after making her solo live debut on the show last year, with a performance of “I Have Questions” and “Crying in the Club.”
Camila is nominated for three awards this year, including Top Female Artist, Top New Artist and Top Collaboration for "Havana" featuring Young Thug. Shawn is up for Top Social Artist.
More performers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, airs live on May 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Neal PrestonLady Gaga is making her movie debut in A Star Is Born, as an aspiring singer taken under the wing of a veteran star, played by Bradley Cooper. While Lady Gaga already had the singing part down, Cooper didn't -- and he was shocked when Gaga insisted that if he didn't learn, it would be a dealbreaker.
According to Billboard, Cooper -- who's also directed the film -- told an audience at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, "She said right from the beginning that this was going to be a bargain: [She told me] 'I’m gonna rely on you to get a performance that’s honest out of me...and I’m gonna make sure you turn into a musician, because we’re going to sing everything live.'"
Cooper continued, "I thought, wait, what? She said, 'I can’t stand when I watch movies when they have music and you can tell when it’s pre-recorded and people are lip-syncing.' And she’s right. So that was terrifying, but I really relied on her."
So Cooper took music lessons for 18 months so he could play guitar and sing like an actual rock star. He even filmed himself performing onstage at real-life music festivals like Glastonbury and Stagecoach.
"You can’t hide when you sing," he said. "To me, the best way to express love is through singing and music. I knew that if I could marry that in a way, that’d be special. Lady Gaga is just kind of a revelation."