Justin Bieber made his Tiny Desk debut and released his new album
A few days before the release of his new album Justice, Justin Bieber performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series for the first time ever. Bieber gave an intimate performance of his tracks “Holy,” “Hold On” and “Anyone,” and premiered a new Justice track, “Peaches.” Watch Justin Bieber’s mini-concert here, and check out a review of his latest album here.
The 2021 GLAAD Awards talent lineup was announced
On Thursday (March 18), GLAAD revealed a group of special guests who will be appearing at the (virtual) 32nd GLAAD Media Awards on April 8. Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Jojo Siwa, Bob The Drag Queen, Shangela, Eureka O’Hara, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, Clea DuVall, Dan Levy and Jim Parsons and more are all on deck. See the new announcement here.
Billie Eilish went blonde
The seven-time Grammy winner has ditched her signature green and black hair for blonde! Eilish debuted her new ‘do on Instagram Wednesday (March 17), and promptly broke the internet. Amid the reveal, fans also speculated that Eilish had been wearing a wig at the Grammys! See Eilish’s first blonde selfie here, and catch her making fun of her black and green wig on TikTok here.
Outside Lands announced new festival date and headliners
Lizzo, Tame Impala and Tyler, the Creator will headline Outside Lands, which will now take place on Halloween weekend from Oct. 29-31 this year (in person!). The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, J Balvin, Rüfüs Du Sol, Kehlani and Young Thug will also perform at Golden Gate Park, while the 2021 edition of the festival promises additional acts like Glass Animals, Lord Huron, Flo Milli, Kaytranada, and 24kGoldn. Read what the Outstide Lands organizers had to say here.
Pink announced new film about her 2019 tour
Raise your glass and get your popcorn ready, because Pink will pull back the curtains on her 2019 Beautiful Trauma Tour in her upcoming Amazon Prime film All I Know So Far. “Come jump on the tour bus and see how it really goes. Cause it’s Wembley F*cking Stadium,” the pop star wrote on her Instagram Thursday (March 18). See the new announcement here.
Bad Bunny launched his “First Cafe” sneakers
The reggaeton superstar has whipped up a new pair of sneakers with Adidas the way he likes his coffee in the morning. The “First Cafe” Forum Buckle Low sneaker is “Bad Bunny’s take on the classic court sneaker” and “references the essential cup of coffee that starts the artist’s daily routine,” according to Adidas’ website. See the photos and where to cop them here.
Ella Mai kicked off her empowering road shows
The “Boo’d Up” singer teamed up with Mastercard’s Strivers Initiative for a multi-city virtual educational road show that raises awareness about female- and minority-owned businesses in different U.S. cities. “Women that have gone before me served as examples that my dreams were possible. In turn, I hope that I can serve as an example of what is possible for aspiring singers and songwriters,” Mai told Billboard on Thursday (March 18). Read the rest of her interview here.
Kanye West’s net worth estimated to be $6.6 billion
Thanks to his lucrative sneaker and apparel business with Adidas and Gap, the rapper-turned-business mogul is now worth $6.6 billion. This sharp turnaround comes after he claimed to be $53 million in debt in 2016. Learn more about ‘Ye’s latest finances here.