C Flanigan/WireImageJust one day after turning 24, Selena Gomez revealed that she's questioning not only her music, but herself.
The singer, whose birthday was Friday, made the admission after kicking off the Asian leg of her tour Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music," she posted on Instagram.
"I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear that something hasn't happened," she continued. "I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask 'Is this where I am, whole heartedly?'"
Selena concluded: "I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally."
The singer captioned the message with these words: "not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here -- Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much."
Selena also got emotional on stage while wrapping up her performance, according to a fan's video.
Ahead of performing "Kill 'Em With Kindness," Selena explained why the song was so meaningful to her.
"Because I get really frustrated. I get stupid sometimes. I say things that I don’t mean or that come out wrong just because I care so badly," she admitted. "But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won.
"I do know that deep down in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what," she added.
Trae Patton/NBCThe autopsy report for Christina Grimmie has been finalized. The report, which was obtained by E! News, states that the singer died from "gunshot wounds of head and chest." The death is listed as a homicide.
The medical examiner states, "...it is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide."
The report also notes that Christina’s brother, Marcus, who was with her at the time of the shooting, identified her body.
The former The Voice contestant was fatally shot by a man after a concert in Orlando, Florida, last month.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteThanks to her eclectic sound, Elle King has fans among pop, rock, and country music listeners. She also has a lot of international fans, and people of all ages seem to love her music, from little kids to older people. So why does she have such broad appeal? Elle thinks it's not so much about her music, but her "weird personality."
"You know, I don’t actually know why but I think it’s cool," Elle tells ABC Radio when asked why her music cuts across so many different demographics. "I think it’s more than the songs. I think -- and I don’t wanna sound like a d*** -- but I think a lot of it has to do with me."
Elle doesn't mean that she's so amazing or so incredible: she just means that she's quite a character, with her multi-colored hair, tattoos, retro-style wardrobe and potty-mouthed onstage persona. She thinks people seem to enjoy that side of her, or at least be intrigued by it.
"I bring more than just, you know, singing and playing," she explains. "I kind of am this weird personality that it’s either, like, people can’t put their finger on it and so they’re interested and they wanna know more."
"Mainly, people just wanna drink with me!" she cracks. "I think that’s what it is!"
Elle is spending the rest of the summer appearing at festivals in the U.S. and Asia. In September, she'll return to the U.S. for an extensive tour with acclaimed group the Dixie Chicks.
Cindy HinesDaya's hit "Hide Away" struck a chord with teenage girls, thanks to its message of not selling yourself short and making sure any guy you date is worthy of your love. But the 17-year-old singer say she was surprised to find that adults could relate to the message as well.
"One time I was just in a random parking lot and this lady came up to me and she was with her little kid," Daya tells ABC Radio. "And she was like, 'Thank you so much for what you do...for my little kid who's entering those teenage years, she'll know to just stay true to herself and [look] after herself instead of chasing after a boy.'" Daya was happy to hear that, but then the woman continued.
"She was like, 'For me too, I'm still looking for the right guy...I'm divorced and I'm still looking for that person." She was like, 'It's universal!' And I was like, 'This is so sweet!'"
Daya's current hit "Sit Still Look Pretty" also has an empowering message. Despite the fact that the song's lyrics, such as "Could wake up in makeup and play dumb/Pretending that I need a boy/Who's gonna treat me like a toy," seem to be aimed at girls, Daya says it's calling for gender equality.
"You know, it's kind of a reflection on society as a whole and just my thoughts, my take on it," Daya tells ABC Radio. "And I think that it has gotten a lot better -- gender equality has, over the years, but I think there's still a little bit of a disconnect between some people like, 'Oh, some girls can't do this' or 'Some guys can't do this.'"
She adds, "I think that girls and guys should be able to do whatever they want and go after what they want to do in life."
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicCalvinHarris isn't letting his breakup from Taylor Swift get him down. Less than two months after his split from Swift, Harris was out partying on Saturday with Kim Kardashian and French Montana at Jennifer Lopez's early 47th birthday party in Las Vegas, reports E! News.
Interesting company he's keeping, considering the ongoing Swift-Kardashian-Kanye West feud over her involvement in his song "Famous."
The rapper posted a photo of himself, Harris and Kardashian posing with the birthday girl, showing the 32-year-old DJ's arm around his pal Lopez.
The bash was hosted by J-Lo's boyfriend Casper Smart and her manager Benny Medina, according to a source. Other guests included actor John Stamos and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The party took place after J-Lo's All I Have performance at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in her villa at Caesars Palace.
Harris recently shared a video of himself lip-syncing a Kanye West track.
James Minchin"Hey There," aspiring music video directors: the Plain White T's want to hear from you.
The "Hey There Delilah" band is teaming with Project Greenlight Digital Studios for a contest called "Now Recording," which invites directors to create a video for the T's next single, "Land of the Living," due later this summer. You can hear the song now on the Project Greenlight website.
If you want in, send a minute-long pitch explaining your idea. Five finalists will be selected, and each will get two thousand bucks to do a short concept video. The winner gets $25,000 to make the actual video.
The contest starts on Tuesday, but you should subscribe to the email list at ProjectGreenlight.com now to be eligible.
In a statement, T's frontman Tom Higgenson says, "The band and I are so thrilled to both inspire, and be inspired, by the amazing group of up and coming filmmakers in the Project Greenlight community!"
He adds, "Making music videos is one of my favorite things we get to do as a band, and this is definitely the most exciting and unique approach we have ever taken!”
Plain White T's latest album, American Nights, came out last year.
Scott Kirkland/FoxHey, remember back in 2012, Phillip Phillips' American Idol coronation song "Home" became a big hit when it was used as the theme song for the U.S. women's gymnastics team? Well, get ready for some deja vu.
Billboard reports that "Battles," the coronation song from season 15 runner-up La'Porsha Renae will be serving the same purpose this year in Rio. “I wasn’t even the winner of the show, so I felt very honored to be afforded this opportunity," La'Porsha tells Billboard.
The song will appear on La'Porsha's debut album, which is due this November on Motown. It ended up in the Olympics because American Idol producer Megan Michaels drew her father's attention to it. He's the producer for women's gymnastics for NBC. According to Billboard, the song will be televised at least a dozen times over the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.
"Battles" was written by Who Is Fancy, the pen name of songwriter and artist Jake Hagood, who wrote it after the tragic death of Simone Battles, a former X Factor contestant and member of the group G.R.L. She took her own life in 2014.
La'Porsha tells Billboard that Fancy wrote the song "from a very sad and deep place," adding, "When people use their hurt and make a triumph in their song, that helps other people."
She adds, "There was a girl who messaged me and said she was on the verge of taking her life, then 'Battles' came on just in the nick of time. That's the impact the song has on people, and it ministers to me as well. I love 'Battles,' and I love what it's doing for people.”
ABC/Rick RowellBaby Luna got quite the exclusive tour visit during her vacation with parents John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
The three-month-old daughter of the celebrity couple is currently spending her first vacation in Italy with Legend and Teigen, who brought Luna to the Lake Como, Italy house where the singer's "All of Me" music video was shot and their love affair began. The singer and model married in the Lombardy region in 2013.
On Thursday, Legend posted an adorable picture on Instagram of Luna smiling, with the caption "Someone is enjoying her first vacation." To make the special vacation even more memorable, the wedded couple recreated a scene from the music video, which Teigen also posted on Instagram, set to the chorus of "All of Me."
Blue Chair Bay/Columbia NashvillePink is going from "Just Like Fire" to "Setting the World on Fire." That's the name of her duet with country superstar Kenny Chesney, and it'll arrive July 28 at 5 p.m. ET.
Kenny says in a statement, "You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink [of falling in love] like this does." He adds, "I like the idea of Pink with her voice that is so strong and contains so many colors... she really makes that idea of giving into your heart, shouting out the window and whirling around in the middle of an abandoned street feel real.”
The duet appears on Kenny's upcoming album Cosmic Hallelujah, which is due this fall. Pink is just Kenny's latest duet partner: he's also teamed up with Uncle Kracker, singer/songwriter Grace Potter, Dave Matthews and others.
Courtesy of Global EntertainmentNathan Sykes has released the follow-up to "Over and Over Again," his hit duet with his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande.
It's called "Give It Up," and it features rapper G-Eazy, the same guy who's featured on Britney Spears' new hit "Make Me." G-Eazy also had a hit with "Me Myself and I," featuring Bebe Rexha.
Nathan's new single is now available for download and streaming. It's from his debut album, which will arrive this fall. The former Wanted member will support his new music as the opening act on Alessia Cara's upcoming tour, which kicks off September 29 in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Meanwhile, another young British vocalist has returned: Cher Lloyd, who we last heard on Demi Lovato's single "Really Don't Care." The "Want U Back" singer has a new single called "Activated," now available via all the usual digital outlets.
In a statement, the former X Factor U.K. finalist says, "I’ve waited two years to have creative control of my own career and finally do things my way. Returning with new music and releasing 'Activated' is such a huge deal for me. I’ve been working hard on new music and I cannot wait to reveal more to you all!"
She adds, "Now I’m ready to roll my sleeves up and show you all what I’m really made of, and to all of you who have stood by me since the start of my career, I promise you, this is just the beginning.”
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCeline Dion is putting out a French language album next month, but she'll soon start work on a new English album -- and she expects all the big-name stars to step up and give her some great songs.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the project, she says, "I can’t really talk about the other writers yet because nothing has been confirmed, but trust me, I hope that Sia and Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars and all the people that we love -- oh my gosh, I hope they write for me. Are you kidding me?"
Sia and Ne-Yo both wrote songs for Celine's most recent album, Loved Me Back to Life. In fact, Celine imitated Sia on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night.
Celine adds that she's "freaking out about" the song that Pink wrote for her. "She’s a genuine person and [it was] so generous of her to take the time to write a song for me during the most difficult time of mine," she explains. "People have a tendency to send me really sad songs, and we do want to sing the touching songs, but life is beautiful."
And hey, maybe Zendaya wants to contribute to Celine's album, too. She tells People magazine that she's thrilled that Celine admired her red-carpet style so much that the Canadian superstar hired her stylist, Law Roach, to engineer her own high-fashion makeover.
"First of all, just to know that she knows my name is crazy. Also, she slays my life," Zendaya gushes about Celine. "[Law and I] both were freaking out and we were both just like, ‘This is nuts.’ She is goals. So for her to recognize me from fashion because of what he did and what we’ve done together, it was a very surreal awesome moment for both of us.”
Capitol Music GroupYou've probably already seen the inspirational Olympic-themed video set to Katy Perry's new anthem "Rise," but it turns out there's a proper music video for the tune as well...and based on the trailer, it looks pretty dramatic.
In the 30-second clip, we see a figure trudging across the top of a vast, jagged top of a cliff, dragging a pink parachute behind them. It's hard to tell if it's a man or a woman. Next, we're underwater with the pink parachute, and Katy herself bursts out of it, and the water, gasping for breath.
No word yet on when the full video will premiere, but Katy tweeted, "Soon." The song is now available for download. In a statement, Katy says, "I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and rise together."
Getty Images via ABCGet ready to witness Rihanna in outer space! The seductive R&B singer's next big film role -- in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets -- reportedly will drop jaws, and one lucky audience caught a glimpse of Rih Rih's opening scene in the flick at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
The name of her character is currently unknown, but what is certain is that Rih performs a sexy dance number for the main character, Valerian, in a brothel, while sporting a "Sally Bowles look," reports Vulture.
Dane DeHaan, who plays Valerian, says he worked on the scene with Rihanna for two weeks and that her part is "so crazy," adding, "You guys don't even know."
Unfortunately, you will have to wait until next summer to see Rihanna's insane turn in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets -- the movie will make its debut in theaters July 2017. It stars DeHaan and Cara Delevigne as interstellar agents negotiating with good aliens and destroying evil ones.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCIs Jennifer Lopez planning a star-studded birthday bash this weekend?
J-Lo turns 47 on Sunday, and the New York Post reports that her manager Benny Medina and her boyfriend Casper Smart are arranging a huge bash at the Nobu Village suite at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The paper reports that the invitees will include Joe Jonas, Chris Evans, Yankees star Carlos Beltran, Tommy Hilfiger and rapper Ja Rule, who teamed with J-Lo on the hit "I'm Real."
The Nobu Villa is 10,000 square feet of luxury, with three bedrooms, a sky deck, barbecue pit and Zen garden. It rents for 35-grand a night, but they may not need to shell out that much. The Post points out that J-Lo's over-the-top birthday parties usually have a sponsor attached, and she ends up getting paid just for showing up.
Zak Kaczmarek/Getty ImagesMadonna, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Taylor Swift are among the top-grossing world tours of the first half of 2016, according to Billboard.
Based on box office figures from November 10, 2015, through June 6, 2016, rock legend Bruce Springsteen's most recent tour ranks #1 on the list, with receipts of more than $135 million. Madonna's Rebel Heart tour came in second with $124 million dollars gross.
Beyonce's Formation tour came in third, raking in just under $97 million bucks, while Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour, which saw them play stadiums in the U.S. for the first time, was forth, with receipts of $68 million.
The biggest surprise, though, may be Justin Bieber's Purpose tour. Billboard notes that heading into the tour, the Bieb was "anything but a sure thing," but the tour turned out to be a smash hit, with nearly $57 million dollars gross. That's thanks to the fact that Justin's scored a string of hits off Purpose, and he's now attracting male fans as well as females.
Taylor Swift's 1989 tour brought up the rear, coming in at #9 and making just over $33 million.
Autumn de WildeJudging by her new single "Goldmine," Colbie Caillat is in a romantic mood.
The singer, who got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Justin Young in May of 2015, released the breezy track late Thursday. The lyrics equate love with material wealth, as Colbie sings, "Feels like/we're sittin' on top of a goldmine/flame so bright that it won't die/In a billion years I'll still be here/'Cause our love is a goldmine."
"Goldmine" is the first single from Colbie's album The Malibu Sessions, which is due October 7. She'll launch an acoustic tour in October with support from Justin, as well as High Dive Heart, a duo comprised of her longtime writing partner Jason Reeves and his wife, Nelly Joy.
ABCAndra Day, Alessia Cara and country group Little Big Town joined '90s superstars Boyz II Men, En Vogue, Seal, Bonnie Raitt and Montell Jordan to explore the years 1990-1995 on Thursday night’s episode of ABC’s musical tribute show Greatest Hits.
Day teamed up with legendary blues singer and “bad chick” Bonnie Raitt for a duet of Bonnie’s 1994 hit, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You.” Next, the pair, who first met at this year’s Grammy Awards back in February, joined forces for a powerful version of Andra’s “Rise Up.”
“Here” singer Alessia Cara put her stamp on U2’s “One,” a 1991 hit the 19-year-old – who wasn’t even born when the song was released -- considers timeless for its message of conflict in love.
The evening also included En Vogue performing “Free Your Mind,” Seal reprising his classic “Kiss from A Rose,” Montell Jordan delivering his R&B smash “This Is How We Do It” and Boyz II Men singing their 1991 hit, “Motownphilly.”
Thursday’s show also saw Little Big Town put their spin on the Oasis hit “Wonderwall,”with the band giving the 1995 song a southern twist.
Greatest Hits returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.