Morgan Wallen’s 2018 debut album, If I Know Me, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. taking 114 weeks to reach the top of the charts. If I Know Me moved 21,910 equivalent units this week according to Nielsen Music, edging Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get for the top spot.
Morgan’s debut album has spawned three No. 1 singles” “Up Down,” “Whiskey Glasses” and “Chasin’ You.” His current single, “More Than My Hometown,” is No. 25 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 11 weeks, which is off Wallen’s upcoming sophomore album.
Dan + Shay announced a new 2021 Arena Tour with more than 30 dates.
SaidDan + Shay via Instagram. “even though it seems like an eternity, the new year will be here before we know it, and we promise it will be worth the wait. we miss you all so much (seriously, more than you even know), and hope that you’re staying well in the meantime. all tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates. and it hurts our hearts to say this, but unfortunately, some of the shows were not able to be rescheduled. we tried everything in our power to include as many as we possibly could, but the global pandemic has left our industry fighting an uphill battle, especially when it comes to logistics. if your show is one that has been canceled, or if you are unable to attend a rescheduled date, you can get a refund at your point of purchase.”
Dan + Shay kicked off their 2020 Arena Tour with back-to-back shows in Nashville on March 6 and 7 and a stop in Columbus, Ohio, on March 8 before being forced to cancel the remaining 30-plus dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A reboot of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air executive produced by Will Smith and Quincy Jones is in the works. The reboot has been in the planning stages for more than a year, and is being shopped to streaming platforms including Peacock, Netflix, and HBO.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will be a “dramatic take on the former NBC comedy that catapulted Smith to stardom after he spent six seasons starring as the street-smart kid who moved from Philly to the upper-class neighborhood.”
Morgan Cooper, the director of the fan-made Bel-Air trailer that the reboot is based off, will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-executive producer. Smith had spoken favorably of the trailer when it came out, saying: “Morgan did a ridiculous trailer for Bel-Air. Brilliant idea, the dramatic version of The Fresh Prince for the next generation.”
A musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, is set to premiere on Netflix before its Broadway debut.
Diana: A True Musical Story had been originally slated for an official opening on March 31st after previews earlier that month but production was shut down as a result of Covid-19. It’s now set to open in May 2021, but will now premiere on Netflix before then.
The musical will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre in New York with the original cast, including Jeanna de Waal as Diana. Producers have been working with the Actors’ Equity Association to ensure safety protocols are followed. Broadway theaters remain officially closed until next year.
Diana: A True Musical Storywill now become the first ever Broadway production to premiere on the small screen before its official stage debut. A date for its Netflix debut has yet to be confirmed.
Amy Lee of Evanescence is teasing a brand-new single, Use My Voice, which will be released this Friday, August 14. The band teamed up with guest vocalists for their new track, including Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen, Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel, Lindsey Stirling, and their very own Jen Majura.
Use My Voice is taken from Evanescence’s new album The Bitter Truth. Said Amy Lee, “One of the most exciting parts of making our new song was getting a little help from our friends. A very special thank you to all the incredible women who lent their voices to create the tidal wave of girl power on Use My Voice.”
Check out the teaser for Use My Voice at the link: here
Phil Collins classic song In The Air TonightI is generating renewed attention thanks to a pair of sibling YouTubers. On July 27, Tim and Fred Williams published a video of themselves reacting to the Grammy winner’s 1981 song as they listened to it for the first time. Their reaction video has since been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube.
The 22-year-old twins documented their genuine first impressions of the song — including their infectious excitement at the song’s drum solo midway through. After listening to the song, the brothers agreed that Collins, now 69, “killed it,” calling the tune a “banger.”
The video has since been viewed 4.3 million times on YouTube and garnered reactions from entertainment figures as well as countless social media users. The video has also apparently prompted many others to revisit the rock classic on Apple Music, as it peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes chart on Tuesday afternoon.
Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers of Old Dominon are giving us a different take on their self-titled album.
The band dropped a remix of their 2019 release featuring only the vocal “meow.” “Cat’s out of the bag!”said Old Dominion via Twitter. “We are re-releasing our entire album, only this time it’s all “meows.” Sometimes you gotta be silly.#ODmeowmixis out meow.”
Kane Brown will release a new seven-song EP, Mixtape Vol. 1, on Aug. 14th, featuring four previously released tracks – Worldwide Beautiful, Cool Again, Be Like That, and Last Time I Say Sorry; as well as three brand-new songs – Worship You, BFE and Didn’t Know What Love Was.
Kane co-wrote all the songs on the new EP. He also recently teamed up with Nelly for a remix of “Cool Again.”
Mixtape is Kane Brown’s first major project since the release of his sophomore album Experiment in 2018.
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell announced they are expecting their first child together, just 4 months after their private wedding.
22-year-old Irwin and 23-year-old Powell shared the news in an Instagram post with a photo of the couple holding a miniature version of the Australia Zoo uniform and the caption: “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you.”
Chandler also posted the same photo on his Instagram page with the message: “We’re going to be parents!! We have a baby Wildlife Warrior on the way coming in 2021. Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life. I cannot wait to embark on this new adventure and life chapter with my gorgeous wife, @bindisueirwin. Bee, you’re going to be the most amazing mother.”
The couple were married in March 2020 at the Australia Zoo gardens, with no guests due to coronavirus pandemic except for Bindi’s brother, Robert (who walked her down the aisle), and her mom, Terri.
The Black-ish episode that never aired will finally make its debut on Hulu. The episode, titled “Please, Baby, Please,” focused on racism and the state of the country one year after Donald Trump was elected President, but was shelved by Disney/ABC in 2018.
Now, Hulu will finally be airing the episode, which series creator Kenya Barris announced on Twitter:“In November 2017, we made an episode of ‘black-ish’ entitled ‘Please, Baby, Please.’ We were one year post-election and coming to the end of a year that left us, like many Americans, grappling with the state of our country and anxious about its future,” he wrote. “Those feelings poured onto the page, becoming 22 minutes of television that Iwas, and still am, incredibly proud of. Please, Baby, Please’ didn’t make it to air that season, and while much has been speculated about its contents, the episode has never been seen publicly… until now.”