BTS, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and more confirmed to perform at Grammys 2021

BTS, Swift, Eilish, and Megan will be joined by the likes of Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, and Haim in performing at the 63rd Grammys. Mickey Guyton, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and Harry Styles will also appear.

It's going to be dynamite!

Watch BTS (@BTS_twt) bring the fire and set the night alight at the #GRAMMYs. You don't want miss their performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS: https://t.co/FSYA126ROz #ARMY pic.twitter.com/YNzbFlVBzq

— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 7, 2021

The Recording Academy has also confirmed that the ceremony will also pay tribute to independent venues, which have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. People who work at those venues, including bartenders and box office managers, will present some of the categories on the night.

The nominations for the Grammys 2021 were announced last year. Dua Lipa has the most nominations with five nods, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year.

Big news for #Swifties!@taylorswift13 will be performing at the #GRAMMYs. Watch her performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS: https://t.co/FSYA126ROz pic.twitter.com/cbOzqtyw4H

— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 7, 2021

Swift is in the running for four awards, while Eilish and Beyoncé are both up for three categories.

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The Grammys 2021 was originally scheduled to be held at the end of January, but was postponed at the start of the year due to the surge in coronavirus cases in LA.

The ceremony is traditionally held at the Staples Center. Interim Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason Jr. said earlier this year the 2021 ceremony would instead be held “in and around Downtown Los Angeles”.

Meanwhile, BTS have also been added to the lineup for Music On A Mission, a virtual concert and fundraiser by the Grammys’ MusiCares Foundation. The event will take place this Friday (March 12) and will also feature performances from Haim, H.E.R., Jhene Aiko and John Legend.

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Billie Eilish shares live version of ‘ilomilo’ from ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ documentary

Listen to ‘ilomilo (live in Houston)’ below:

The star has also announced a special premiere event st to take place ahead of the film’s debut. Fans will be able to tune in for free on the Apple TV and Apple Music apps, or Eilish’s YouTube channel to watch her give an exclusive, stripped-down performance.

The event will also feature “special video packages from the film”, an interview with director R.J. Cutler, and “an intimate conversation” with Eilish. It will be hosted by Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and will begin at 9pm ET on February 25 (2:00am GMT, February 26).

Immediately after the event, The World’s A Little Blurry will be released for Apple TV+ subscribers.

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Eilish spoke about her reaction to watching the documentary for the first time earlier this month. “We were in my living room,” she said. “I was like, ‘Nope, nobody’s allowed to see it – not my family – nobody’s allowed to see it until I’ve seen it, cos I knew there was some stuff in there that I was gonna be mortified by.”

“Shit happened. I had a stomachache the entire day, but I cried out of joy for a lot of it. I never would have thought that anyone would be able to capture exactly what was going on in such a beautiful, intimate way.”

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Billie Eilish says she “cried out of joy” when watching her documentary for the first time

“Shit happened. I had a stomachache the entire day, but I cried out of joy for a lot of it. I never would have thought that anyone would be able to capture exactly what was going on in such a beautiful, intimate way.”

Watch Billie describe her experience watching “Billie Eilish: #TheWorldsALittleBlurry” for the first time.

Coming 2/26 to Apple TV+ @appletvhttps://t.co/hMcO3wtNaG pic.twitter.com/zs2VMTuJTF

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) February 14, 2021

The World’s A Little Blurry was directed by R.J. Cutler and will premiere on Apple TV+ on February 26.

Last month, the pop star spoke about making the film, saying: “It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she said in a new interview. I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it. The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions…”

She went on to compare it to one of her favourite TV shows. “It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?” she said.

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Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this month (February 5) that Eilish was in talks to serve as an executive producer on an upcoming biopic about Peggy Lee.

Fever will be helmed by Carol director Todd Haynes and will star Michelle Williams as Lee.

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Billie Eilish touches on connection with fans in second ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ trailer

Another clip finds her addressing a concert audience, telling them: “You guys need to be OK because y’all are the reason I’m OK.”

Watch the new trailer for The World’s A Little Blurry below now.

Last week (January 26), Eilish spoke about making the documentary, which was directed by R.J. Cutler.

“It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she said in a new interview. I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it. The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions…”

She went on to compare it to one of her favourite TV shows. “It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?” she said.

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“I used to watch that episode and be like, That would be amazing if somebody did that and you could rewatch those parts of your life from a different perspective. And I did it!”

Meanwhile, the pop star is working on the follow-up to her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and has teased the new record’s length. During a recent Q&A session on her Instagram Story, a fan asked how many tracks approximately will feature on the next record, to which she replied with a blank image with the numbers 1-16.

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Billie Eilish says new album “feels exactly how I want it to”

“There isn’t one song, or one part of one song, that I wish was this or that I wish it was that,” she said.

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Elsewhere in the interview Eilish spoke about The World’s A Little Blurry, which was filmed between 2018 and early 2020, and how it will reveal previously unknown, intimate details about her life – including relationships.

“That was a huge part of my life,” Eilish said of a particular relationship detailed in the documentary, “and nobody knew it. It was this main thing that was taking control of my life”.

She also revealed that she found watching an initial cut of the film difficult. “It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she explained. But that experience has been ultimately rewarding — and it gave her something equally unexpected.

“I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it,” she said. “The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions.

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“It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?’ I used to watch that episode and be like, ‘That would be amazing if somebody did that and you could rewatch those parts of your life from a different perspective.’ And I did it!”

In other news, Eilish recently released her long-awaited collaboration with Rosalíalisten to ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ here.

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Billie Eilish and Rosalía’s collaborative track ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ is coming this week

“You guys have been waiting for this,” the star wrote, confirming that the track will feature on an upcoming episode of HBO’s Euphoria. Check out the post below.

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Both Eilish and Rosalía also previewed their respective parts from the ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ video, which sees the pair standing in a blue-lit studio space.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac in 2019, Eilish said that she reached “some notes I have never even thought about” while recording her vocals for the song.

“[Rosalía] knows what she wants, it’s very refreshing… I was like, ‘Wow, you’re the only person I’ve met who’s really like this’. ‘It was dope to work with her. [She’s] the nicest girl, oh my god.”

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Billie Eilish is currently working on the follow-up to her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, which came out in March 2019 . Last year, she shared the singles ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’ as well as her James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’.

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Billie Eilish announces release of new photobook and audio companion

The audiobook, meanwhile, will be published at the same time as the photo book, but will be a standalone product that will see Eilish reflect on her life so far. In it, she will share stories that have never been told before about her personal life and meteoric career, as well as see memories about the star shared by her parents.

“This is an audiobook like no other – providing a truly intimate window into her journey, in Billie’s own words,” the pre-order page reads. Both books will be released on May 11 and can be pre-ordered here now.

“Billie Eilish” – The photo book by Billie
Get the book and the audiobook companion (narrated by Billie) on 5/11.
Pre-order now https://t.co/PAYxvTW64A pic.twitter.com/MM95UUVI8Y

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) January 12, 2021

In a press release, Eilish said: “I spent many hours over many months pouring through my family albums and archives, handpicking all of the photos in this book. I hope you love it as much as I do.”

Gretchen Young, the Vice President of publisher Grand Central Publishing, added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working on the first book by iconic singer and songwriter Billie Eilish.

“Her unique combination of sophisticated artistic vision and tenacious creative energy shines through on every page, and the vibrant visual nature of how she has chosen to share herself and her truth captures perfectly the unassailable authenticity for which she is so beloved by her ever-growing legions of fans.”

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The books aren’t the only project Eilish will share this year that will give fans a bigger glimpse into her life. Next month, the Apple TV+ documentary The World’s A Little Blurry will premiere, going behind-the-scenes from the early days of her career to her current superstar status.

Meanwhile, late last year, the musician said she was getting ready to start “a new era”. Posting on her Instagram Story, she told fans she would be changing her hair style after the release of the Apple TV+ documentary and that would signal “the end of an era”.

“I’m gonna give you a new era,” she continued. “I have announcements to make, I’ve got some shit to put out.”

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Billie Eilish says she’s getting ready to start “a new era”

“I am making you a fucking album,” she said with a laugh. “I will not put it out if you keep making fun of my hair.”

Billie Eilish (Picture: Press)

Eilish continued by saying that she would be changing her hairstyle after the documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry comes out in February, saying that that will signal “the end of an era”.

“I’m gonna give you a new era,” she continued. “I have announcements to make, I’ve got some shit to put out.”

Eilish previously spoke about her upcoming new album in an interview with Apple Music last month. However, her brother and creative collaborator Finneas said back in September that the record wouldn’t be released while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing.

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Earlier this week, Eilish recalled the initial mixed reaction among James Bond fans to the announcement that she would be singing the theme song for No Time To Die, describing it as “a rough period”.

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Billie Eilish announces festive new radio show ‘The Holiday Edition’

The special “radio + playlist” broadcast will air on the station this Friday (December 11) at 12pm (PT)/ 8pm (GMT). You can see it’s official poster, which features a toddler Eilish, below.

Billie Eilish – “the holiday edition”
A radio show + playlist on @applemusic 1
Listen this Friday at 12pm PT https://t.co/cooQcdCFvP pic.twitter.com/B7cjHTdk6P

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) December 9, 2020

Further details on the forthcoming show have not yet been revealed.

Eilish is also set to perform on Cyndi Lauper‘s 10th annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert on Friday evening, joining the likes of Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers for the virtual event.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish recently revealed some of her top songs of the year, giving a special shout out to The Strokes and their latest album ‘The New Abnormal’.

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“There is something about The Strokes, I don’t know what it is, man,” Eilish said of the NYC band. “I love ‘At The Door’, I love the melodies, I love the lyrics, I love everything about it. The Strokes hit a nerve.”

The singer recently cancelled her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour, having previously postponed the dates due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “We’ve tried as many different scenarios as possible for the tour but none are possible,” she told fans.

 

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Grammys nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish lead the way

Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has been nominated for Album of the Year for the album she created in lockdown, ‘Folklore‘. Among three other nods are Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Cardigan‘, which is also up for Song of the Year.

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There are multiple nominations too for Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance) and Beyoncé’s ‘Black Parade‘ (Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance).

Post Malone and Justin Bieber have also seen their work recognised, including an Album of the Year nod for ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ (Post Malone) and Best Pop Solo Performance nod for ‘Yummy’ (Justin Bieber).

And in the Best New Artist category are: Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Ingrid Andress, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada.

See the list of nominations below (complete list here):

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Record of the Year

‘Black Parade’ – Beyoncé
‘Colours’ – Black Puma
‘Rockstar’ – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
‘Say So’ – Doja Cat
‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish
‘Don’t Start now’ – Dua Lipa
‘Circles’ – Post Malone
‘Savage’ – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Album of the Year

‘CHILOMBO’ – Jhené Aiko
‘Black Pumas’ (deluxe edition) – Black Pumas
‘Everyday Life’ – Coldplay
‘Djesse Vol.3’ – Jacob Collier
‘Women In Music Part III’ – Haim
‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa
‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ – Post Malone
‘Folklore’ – Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Song of the Year

‘Black Parade’ – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

‘The Box’ –  Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

‘Cardigan’ – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

‘Circles’ –  Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

‘Dont Start Now’ – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

‘I Can’t Breathe’ – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

‘If The World Was Ending’ – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Yummy’ – Justin Bieber
‘Say So’ – Doja Cat
‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish
‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa
‘Watermelon Sugar’ – Harry Styles
‘Cardigan’ – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album

‘Changes’ – Justin Bieber
‘Chromatica’ – Lady Gaga
‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa
Fine Line’ – Harry Styles
‘Folklore’ – Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

‘On My Mind’ – Diplo & SIDEPIECE
‘My High’ – Disclosure feat. Aminé, and Slowthai
‘The Difference’ – Flume feat. Toro y Moi
‘Both Of Us’ – Jayda G
‘10%’ – Kaytranada feat. Kali Uchis

Best Rock Album

‘A Hero’s Death’ – Fontaines D.C.
‘KIWANUKA’ – Michael Kiwanuka
‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter
‘Sound & Fury’ – Sturgill Simpson
‘The New Abnormal’ – The Strokes

Best Rock Performance

‘Shameika’ – Fiona Apple
‘Not’ – Big Thief
‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers
‘The Steps’ – HAIM
‘Stay High’ – Brittany Howard
‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter

Best R&B Performance

‘Lightning & Thunder’ – Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
‘Black Parade’ – Beyoncé
‘All I Need’ – Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
‘Goat Head’ – Brittany Howard
‘See Me’ – Emily King

Best R&B Album

‘Happy 2 Be Here’ – Ant Clemons
‘Take Time’ – Giveon
‘To Feel Love/D’ – Luke James
‘Bigger Love’ – John Legend
‘All Rise’ – Gregory Porter

Best Rap Album

‘Black Habits’ – D Smoke
‘Alfredo’ – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
‘A Written Testimony’ – Jay Electronica
‘King’s Disease’ – Nas
‘The Allegory Royce’ — Da 5’9″

Best Country Album

‘Lady Like’ – Ingrid Andress
‘Your Life Is a Record’ – Brandy Clark
‘Wildcard’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Nightfall’ – Little Big Town
‘Never Will’ – Ashley McBryde

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Ona’ – Thana Alexa
‘Secrets Are the Best Stories’ – Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez
‘Modern Ancestors’ – Carmen Lundy
‘Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper – Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
‘What’s the Hurry’ – Kenny Washington

Best Folk Album

‘Bonny Light Horseman’ – Bonny Light Horseman
Thanks for the Dance’ – Leonard Cohen
‘Song for Our Daughter’ – Laura Marling
‘Saturn Return’ – The Secret Sisters
‘All the Good Times’ – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
‘YHLQMDLG’ – Bad Bunny
‘Por Primera Vez’ – Camilo
‘Mesa Para Dos’ – Kany García
‘Pausa’ – Ricky Martin
‘3:33’ – Debi Nova

Best Metal Performance

‘Bum-Rush’ – Body Count
‘Underneath’ – Code Orange
‘The In-Between’ – In This Moment
‘Bloodmoney’ – Poppy
‘Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live’ – Power Trip

Best Music Film

Beastie Boys Story – Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers

Black Is King — Beyoncé

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme — Andrew Fried, Video Director; Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart, video producers

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt — Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas — ZZ Top — Sam Dunn, video director; Scot McFadyen, video producer

This is a developing story – check back for further updates

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Dame Shirley Bassey says Billie Eilish did a “good job” on Bond theme

Referring to Eilish’s track, she said: “She did a good job.”

Reviewing Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ upon its release back in February, NME wrote: “Taking the understated road means that ‘No Time To Die’ is unlikely to be remembered as a top tier Bond theme in years to come; you also can’t help but wonder how an alternate version – channelling all of the artist’s unmistakable Eilish-isms – may have sounded.

“But regarded at face value, this is a solid effort that taps into Daniel Craig’s stealthy, solitary Bond with precision.”

The film No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s last in the iconic role, has been subject to multiple delays due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

After being delayed from its original April 2, 2020 release date, fans were expecting to be able to see the next instalment in the spy franchise in the UK on November 12 and in the US on November 20.

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However, as coronavirus cases in the UK rise and cinemas in key markets in the US remain closed, the studio announced back in October that No Time To Die will be delayed once more, now arriving on April 2, 2021, exactly a year since its original release date.

“We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year,” a statement from producers said.

While we wait for No Time To Die, the delays are reportedly costing studio MGM around $1 million (£750,000) per month in interest.

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Billie Eilish is releasing a new single called ‘Therefore I Am’ this week

The singer’s brother and collaborator Finneas added: “You are not ready.”

You are not ready https://t.co/p0rjBYlT7H

— FINNEAS (@finneas) November 9, 2020

‘Therefore I Am’ will be Billie Eilish’s first new music since the release of ‘My Future’, which came out at the end of July.

Reviewing ‘My Future’, NME wrote: “It’s not quite clear if this is the first piece of a second album but, if it is, it suggests a brighter set of songs could lie ahead. With an artist as unpredictable and inventive as Eilish, though, it seems like a fool’s errand to try and forecast what she’ll do next – who had money on jazzy ballad dedicated to herself?

“Regardless of what the future holds, this is a perfect piece of much-needed positive pop to put at the centre of your self-care routine ASAP.”

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Since the release of her 2019 debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, Eilish has shared ‘My Future’, another new song called ‘Everything I Wanted’ and her and Finneas’ James Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die’.

This week, Finneas took aim at US President Donald Trump on new song ‘Where The Poison Is’, singing: “There’s a snake that thinks it’s the President.”

Billie, meanwhile, reflected on Joe Biden’s election victory against Trump in a video messaging, telling fans: “Thank you for caring about the climate, about women’s rights, about social justice, about fucking surviving right now.”

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Billie Eilish toasts Joe Biden election victory: “This is unbelievable. I am so happy”

“This is unbelievable, I am so happy. I am through the roof. I wanted to say thank you to everybody that changed their mind, or got out there and fucking voted, even if you voted for the first time, whatever. Don’t let anybody tell you your voice does not matter.”

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She added: “It was so close, and it’s because of you guys fucking pushing through that we won this shit! Thank you for caring about the climate, about women’s rights, about social justice, about fucking surviving right now.

“I cannot say thank you enough. I am so happy right now. I love you guys. Be safe.”

An outspoken critic of Donald Trump, Billie Eilish has been repeatedly encouraging fans to vote in the days and weeks leading up to the election. Last week, she led a call for young voters in Texas to use their vote in the election on Tuesday (November 3).

Last month, a leaked document revealed that Eilish was among a number of celebrities and musicians blocked by the Trump administration from an advertising campaign aiming to raise spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Others in the entertainment world have also been reacting to Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Presidential election since it was called this afternoon.

“You just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen,” Lady Gaga wrote in a tweet directed to Biden, his running mate Kamala Harris and “the American people”. Others congratulating Biden on his victory include Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas and more.

Director Spike Lee, meanwhile, has taken to the streets of Brooklyn to start a dance party while drinking champagne.

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Billie Eilish and Harry Styles star in Gus Van Sant’s new Gucci film

Other guests will include Jeremy O. Harris, Arlo Parks and Florence Welch.

The film series is set to debut at GucciFest, the fashion house’s first-ever digital fashion and film festival, later this month.

Harry Styles is also set to star in Olivia Wilde’s new film, psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which recently started shooting. He will be acting opposite Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Dita Von Teese and more. As well as sharing his new video for the single ‘Golden‘, the singer has also helped to fund a new £350million arena in Manchester.

Billie Eilish wrote the theme song for the forthcoming James Bond film No Time To Die earlier this year. Composer Hans Zimmer recently explained that there was a “box of songs” in the running before the team picked Billie’s.

He said ‘No Time To Die’ was “this small, leanly produced, very personal song to Billie”. He added: “I just went, ‘That’s it,’. And everybody said, ‘Well, but it’s not quite right. It’s not good.’ [I said] ‘No, no, no, here’s the mistake you’re making – she and Finneas haven’t seen the movie yet. They don’t know what they’re writing about. Get them on a plane, get them over here.’”

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GucciFest kicks off on November 16.

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Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and more cosign new Planned Parenthood voting campaign

“The damage already inflicted on our country will last for generations. We can’t afford any further assaults on our reproductive freedom — our right to control our bodies. We need your voice.”

Now, musicians have stepped in to cosign Planned Parenthood’s ‘We Need Every Vote’ campaign. Yesterday (October 28), the non-profit published a full-page advert in six swing-state newspapers – including Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Austin American Statesman – that was signed by hundreds artists including Eilish, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.

Credit: Planned Parenthood

Beastie Boys, Haim, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., The Breeders, The Chicks, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Bright Eyes, Margo Price, Weezer, and many others also signed.

Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement:
“Everything is on the line with this election. Voters across the country understand that we need leaders who will fight to protect our rights and access to health care in every branch of government – that’s why tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots by mail or in-person in states with early voting.

“As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to people’s health care access and reproductive rights, we know there is power in exercising our right to vote.

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“We are proud to partner with musicians for ‘We Need Every Voice’ to mobilise more people to use their voices and their votes to help elect leaders that will protect our futures, our health, our rights and our freedoms.”

Last week, Bright Eyes and Phoebe Bridgers released ‘Miracle Of Life’, a protest song about abortion rights in America. “This song should not exist in 2020 America,” Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst said of the song, which also features the band’s previous collaborators including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.

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Trump admin says Billie Eilish is “destroying our country and everything we care about”

Trump and a series of political appointees are then said to have omitted anyone who was critical of the President – with Eilish singled out for criticism.

According to a document obtained by the Post, Eilish was blocked because she’s “not a Trump supporter”. She was also accused of “destroying our country and everything we care about”.

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The Trump administration is also said to have blocked the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Justin Timberlake – reasoning that they are liberals who have supported Barack Obama and gay rights.

In the end, only 10 celebrities were approved for the program, including Latin singer Marc Anthony, country stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks, and Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias.

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The Trump administration is yet to comment on the claims, but Stereogum reports that Caputo is currently on a 60-day leave of absence after controversial comments made during a Facebook live stream.

It comes days before the US election (November 3), with Eilish previously voicing her support for Joe Biden.

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Billie Eilish reveals more about her “fully immersive” live-streamed concert

Eilish will perform live from Los Angeles alongside Finneas and her touring drummer Andrew Marshall on a 60ft x 24ft stage surrounded by 100ft x 24ft 360 LED screens, providing 3D, real-time-content integration.

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from rehearsal 🤍 in the show i’ll be bringing you inside my head in crazy xr environments. aaaaaand there’s gonna be a pre-show before with trivia and a never before seen scene from the doc 🤗 tickets at livestream.billieeilish.com

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According to a press release, the use of state of the art XR technology will allow viewers “to step inside Billie’s world as she performs a fully live set, in what is to be a truly unprecedented live experience.”

500 ticketholders will be selected to virtually interact with Eilish throughout her performance, which will combine never-before-seen visuals with elements lifted from the pop star’s previous arena concerts.

Details of an online pre-show event have also been confirmed. Set to take place at 10pm (BST), this stream will feature an exclusive never-before-seen clip from Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, the forthcoming Apple documentary on the singer.

Eilish was forced to cancel her entire ‘Where Do We Go?’ tour dates for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. To coincide with this month’s live-stream, a new range of merchandise has been launched to raise funds for crew members affected by events and concert cancellations this year. You can find more information on the Crew Nation website.

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To purchase a ticket for Where Do We Go? The Livestream, visit here.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish has confirmed that she plans to release a new song at some point next month following on from her latest single, ‘My Future’.

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Billie Eilish announces livestreamed ‘Where Do We Go?’ concert

Fans can purchase an e-ticket for $30 (£23) which also gives access to the concert video on demand for 24 hours after the show. Visit here for more information.

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miss doing shows so muuuuuch😭 soo I’m doing a livestream october 24th and i can’t wait to be performing agaaaain. get your tickets now!

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Back in May, Eilish was forced to cancel her entire ‘Where Do We Go?’ tour dates for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lengthy stint began in Miami in March, but the remaining concerts were subsequently shelved as the global health crisis worsened.

Eilish has since released her latest single ‘My Future’ as well as the video for her No Time To Die Bond theme. Earlier this week, the singer performed the latter song live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Meanwhile, Eilish has launched a new initiative in a bid to get her young followers to vote in the upcoming US election on November 3. “It’s so much easier to not give a fuck, but right now you gotta give a fuck,” she insisted.

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On National Voter Registration Day (September 22), the star explained in a video: “This election will have a huge impact on us, and this year four million Americans will turn 18 before November. Your voice matters. Make sure you use it.

“Long-term sustainable and systematic change happens when we demand it through activism, and when we make our voices heard in every election. Get registered now, right now.”

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Watch David Attenborough answer questions from Billie Eilish and more famous fans

Billie Eilish asked: “How do you cope with your personal feelings about all the animals that are losing their lives, and/or going extinct? How do you actually deal with that as a human being?”

Attenborough said he feels “desperate” about the situation, adding: “I think the most astonishing sight in the natural world that I’ve ever seen, and one I shall never forget, [was] the first time I dived on a coral reef.

“You go into a new world, and it’s a world of extraordinary beauty and complexity and wonder. You see all kinds of wonderfully-coloured fish, and lots of creatures you don’t even know exist,” he added, revealing that, upon returning to the reef years later, he was greeted with a scene that he likened to “a cemetery”.

“It was stark white, it had died. It had been killed by the rising temperature that we, humanity, have created. That was a terrible sight, and a terrible vision of what we are doing to the natural world.”

Beckham then asked what message the presenter would want to send children about the future of the planet.

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He replied: “To look after the wild world of which we are a part. To care for the animals you see. ‘Don’t waste things – don’t waste food or electricity. Look after the natural world – it is the most precious thing we have and we are a part of it.’”

Attenborough was also asked questions by Judi Dench, footballer Marcus Rashford, the cast of Netflix show Sex Education and more.

Reviewing David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, NME called it “the most important film of the year,” writing: “If people kick up a fuss because they have to wear a mask in Asda to protect their own gran, what chance does a rare finless porpoise or a poison dart frog have when the cost of protecting them demands so much sacrifice?

“The lives of animals and plants might be more closely tied to our own than we like to admit, but a remarkable film like this needs to move us to action instead of tears if we have any hope of saving them. A Life On Our Planet might not be the film most of us want to watch in 2020, but it’s definitely the one we need to see.”

Attenborough spoke to NME about the new film this week, discussing how to save the natural world amid the ongoing climate crisis.

“The most important thing we can do at this stage in the game is to put the right politicians in power,” he said. “The ones who will say something about saving the planet, those who are prepared to take an increase in tax if necessary… those who actually think it’s serious.”

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Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers share cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the very first original songs to be written for the project,” Smith said of the new track. “I think ultimately the song was born from my own romantic relationships. When I love someone, I love them fully, and sometimes the passion can be too much. I always know when it’s time to move on.”

He continued: “That being said, I am extremely grateful that I am still very good friends with the ladies I have loved, and still love, to this day.”

Myers added: “‘Bad At Love’ was one of the first original songs we wrote for this album…lyrically Brent was writing about things in his life that maybe we wouldn’t really touch on with Shinedown and I think it came out to be an incredibly naked and honest song.”

Speaking on the Eilish cover, he said: “And I think ‘Bad Guy’ turned out very cool – it’s a nice bluesy version of the song.”

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‘Smith & Myers Vol.2’ arrives on October 23 and can be pre-ordered here.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish has launched a collection of toy figures inspired by the videos for hit singles ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’.

Made in partnership with Playmates Toys and Bravado, the line launches on October 15 on Eilish’s official website.

The ‘Bad Guy’ doll stands 10.5 inches tall and features a life-like sculpture of the singer in her yellow sweatsuit and comes in a box that transforms into a backdrop inspired by the music video.

The ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’ collectible figure measures six inches in height and features fully removable wings.

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Billie Eilish, Rihanna and more urge fans to vote in US presidential election

“Long-term sustainable and systematic change happens when we demand it through activism, and when we make our voices heard in every election. Get registered now, right now.”

Don’t be the bad guy — join @billieeilish this #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and get registered to vote now: https://t.co/FZtPx93oQy (duh 😉) pic.twitter.com/m771FjFViZ

— When We All Vote (@WhenWeAllVote) September 22, 2020

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Check your voter registration status, register, and VOTE!!! Go to VOTE.ORG right now and get 👏🏿 it 👏🏿done 👏🏿. If you can, work those polls too…let’s go! Follow @claralionelfdn for updates and info on easiest steps to vote! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay

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Rihanna, meanwhile, took to Instagram, where she wrote to her 87 million followers: “Check your voter registration status, register, and VOTE!!! Go to VOTE.ORG right now and get it done. If you can, work those polls too…let’s go!”

On Twitter, Camila Cabello said: “It’s national voter registration day in America! 42 days left until the most important election of our lives. Your voice matters so make sure it’s heard.”

Other figures to have expressed their support for National Voter Registration Day on social media include Charli XCX, Bastille, Lenny Kravitz and Oprah Winfrey. You can see those posts below.

To our friends in the U.S. – today’s your #NationalVoterRegistrationDay so it’s a great time to make sure you’re registered to vote and ready to go. It just takes a minute and we all know how important it is. https://t.co/dr8zonXDYT

— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) September 22, 2020

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to the angels from the USA 💕 today is the day to ensure u are registered to vote – vote for your life & the lives of your community. it’s super easy so make it ur priority today!
make sure u are registered 💕 https://t.co/rLhQjEtcRI#nationalvoterregistrationday

— Charli (@charli_xcx) September 22, 2020

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Register to vote or check your status at https://t.co/M7tiQ2fpOD. Your vote matters. #JustVote pic.twitter.com/ERl5JzRYBR

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) September 22, 2020

Over the years I’ve said it in as many ways as I know how: VOTE! What I know for sure, it’s the only way to have a voice in moving yourself and the country forward. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay @OWNYourVote pic.twitter.com/zxrizmBX2g

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 22, 2020

Last month, Billie Eilish performed live during the virtual Democratic National Convention event. Ahead of playing ‘My Future’, the singer pleaded with her fans to vote for Joe Biden in the election on November 3.

“Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about,” Eilish said. “We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality. And that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake.

“Someone who’s building a team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden.”

Back in May, Taylor Swift accused Trump of “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” over his controversial tweet regarding those who were protesting the murder of George Floyd.

“We will vote you out in November,” she vowed.

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Billie Eilish has been announced to play at the 2020 Democratic Convention

At the convention, former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (Picture: Scott Olson/Getty)

He recently selected Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate.

She is the first Black woman and South Asian American vice-presidential candidate for a major party.

Taylor Swift, Mindy Kaling and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman all celebrated Harris’ nomination earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Cardi B also recently said to Biden that if he wants people to vote for him “we don’t want no false promises”.

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The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be hosted on DemConvention.com.

Eilish meanwhile, recently expressed her admiration for Childish Gambino, describing him as “one of my all-time favourite creators”.

This comes after the singer cited Avril Lavigne as an essential artist from her younger years, hailing ‘Losing Grip’ as her “favourite Avril song ever, a very big song from my childhood”.

Meanwhile, the recently-released ‘My Future’ serves as Eilish’s first new music since her record-breaking Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’, which followed up on last year’s ‘Everything I Wanted’.

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Billie Eilish teases new song ‘My Future’ coming next week

The track is set to be Eilish’s first new music since her record-breaking Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’, as well as 2019 track ‘Everything I Wanted’.

The singer confirmed at the start of the year (January 20) that she will be recording a new album and releasing a documentary in 2020. No release date has been confirmed for either yet, though she did offer some insight into the documentary.

Billie Eilish. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

“I’ve seen no part of it,” she said. “I’m freaked out. They’ve been filming since like July of 2018 … Who has that much footage of them that they’ve never seen? I’m terrified.”

Earlier this week (July 20), Eilish revealed which songs were most important to her growing up.

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The US singer-songwriter, 18, listed songs by Britney SpearsAvril Lavigne and The Beatles as essential to her childhood – particularly Lavigne’s ‘Losing Grip’.

“This is my favourite Avril song ever, a very big song from my childhood as well as ‘Complicated’, as well as ‘I’m With You’, as well as ‘Sk8er Boi’, ‘Girlfriend’, blah, blah, blah, ‘Keep Holding On’,” Eilish told me & dad radio on Apple Music.

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Billie Eilish shares impassioned post about George Floyd: “Black lives fucking matter”

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Listen to Celeste’s Finneas-produced new single ‘I Can See The Change’

Listen to the song below:

Celeste explained that the inspiration for the track came at what was “a strange time” in her life. “I was feeling flat. I felt disconnected from myself and the world around me so I knew something needed to change,” she said.

“Ultimately the song is about hope and change but knowing that to obtain this requires effort, patience and conviction.”

Back in January, Celeste won the BBC’s Sound of 2020 prize – seeing off tough competition from the likes of Beabadoobee, Inhaler and Yungblud.

In a review of her London headline show late last year, NME hailed Celeste as being “a once-in-a-generation talent” who was “primed for superstardom”.

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“With a voice that balances the fragility of Billie Holiday against the sheer power of Aretha Franklin, she’s the finest British soul singer to emerge in years.”

Meanwhile, ‘I Can See The Change’ producer Finneas has been at work on new Billie Eilish material while in quarantine.

“We’ve been in the studio, which just means Finneas’ basement, basically,” Eilish explained in a recent interview. “We wrote a whole song in its entirety, an entire song, which is kind of rare for us to just write a whole song in one.”

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BBC announce pop-up Glastonbury channel as part of 50th anniversary coverage plans

The BBC iPlayer will launch “a brand new pop-up BBC Glastonbury channel”, broadcasting back-to-back iconic sets and highlights from previous festivals.

Meanwhile, BBC Two and BBC Four will air classic performances in full – including headline shows from Adele (2016), David Bowie (2000) and Beyoncé (2011). Over 60 sets will also be made available on-demand, with past Billie Eilish, Foals, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and Lewis Capaldi appearances available to view.

The BBC has announced its broadcast plans for the weekend when this year's Glastonbury Festival would have been, with a host of classic sets being made available across TV, radio & online, including Adele, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Coldplay & JAY-Z. Info: https://t.co/vq70418nrX pic.twitter.com/R6G6KfWsJr

— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) May 26, 2020

Elsewhere, Jo Whiley and Lauren Laverne are set to present highlights over on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music respectively, while Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network will also join in the celebrations. Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis will appear as a guest on Laverne’s morning show on Friday, June 26.

Glasto-goers are being encouraged to join in via social media by posting their memories via the #Glastonbury2020 hashtag. A selection of these will be broadcast onscreen throughout the course of the weekend.

“There are so many memorable sets being played across the BBC over what would have been our 50th anniversary weekend,” Eavis said in a statement. “Personally, I’m looking forward to a weekend of reflecting on the history of our festival and going back to some classic performances from David Bowie, Adele, REM, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and lots more.

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Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis at the NME Awards 2020 CREDIT: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

“Me and my dad [Michael Eavis] will definitely be watching!”

Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop said: “Glastonbury Festival has for decades been a huge moment in the BBC’s music calendar, thanks to Michael and Emily’s magical creation.

“Even though Worthy Farm can’t be full of thousands of music lovers this year, the BBC will celebrate with four days of memories and archive footage across TV, BBC iPlayer, Radio and BBC Sounds, to give our audience a taste of the festival in their own homes.”

Meanwhile, Glastonbury organisers recently urged the public to stay away from Worthy Farm during the lockdown. This came after they were made aware of an “increasing numbers of visitors” travelling to the site.

 

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Rosalía announces new track ‘TKN’ with Travis Scott

 

The new track follows the two musicians’ previous collaboration, a remix of Scott’s ‘Highest In The Room’ that also featured Lil Baby. The new version of the song was released in December 2019 and appeared on the compilation album ‘JackBoys’, alongside tracks by other signings to Scott’s Cactus Jack label.

Meanwhile, Rosalía has been teasing a forthcoming collaboration with Billie Eilish for some time and gave fans an update on it last month. She first spoke about teaming up with the US artist in March 2019 and, over a year later, told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 that the song was “getting quite closer” to completion.

“During these two last weeks I have been trying to finish the Billie Eilish collab,” she said. “I think it’s getting quite closer. I think that the arrangements… I think that yesterday I finished the arrangements.

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“I feel like the production, the sound design is almost done, so I just need Billie to send me the vocals and the ideas that she wants to add because we are there. So Billie… I hope that Billie sends me her thing.”

Last month, Scott released a new collaboration with Kid Cudi, called ‘The Scotts’. The track was initially premiered as part of the former’s ‘Astronomical’ Fortnite in-game event before being released in full online shortly afterwards.

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Lady Gaga opens up about Ariana Grande collaboration and hails Billie Eilish

Speaking about her collaboration to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Gaga said: “I think maybe she assumed that it’d be that she came in and I was like, ‘Here, just sing this and thank you so much for your time’. But instead I asked her what she needed, how she wanted to do things.

#RAINONME WITH @ARIANAGRANDE ⛈ FRIDAY 5/22, MIDNIGHT ET WORLDWIDE pic.twitter.com/Y7bxLDrpYl

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2020

“And then I remember I said to her, ‘Okay, now everything that you care about while you sing, I want you to forget it and just sing. And by the way, while you’re doing that, I’m going to dance in front of you’, because we had this huge big window. I was like, ‘I’m going to dance in front of you’. And she was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God, I can’t, I can’t. I don’t know. Oh my God. Okay, okay’. And then I did it and she sang, and she started to do things with her voice that was different. And it was the joy of two artists going, ‘I see you. And I see all the things that we all…’ Humans do this.

“We create things that make us feel comfortable. We put them all around. I do it all the time. We all do things to make ourselves feel safe and I always challenge artists when I work with them. I go, ‘Make it unsafe, make it super fucking unsafe and then do it again’. And it was just awesome to watch her.”

Gaga also hailed Billie Eilish but admitted that she was a “little hurt” by her astronomical success in the last year.

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“I love Billie Eilish. I love all these younger artists. I’m there for you. I love you. I am not in competition with anyone. I want everyone to win. I’m support. I remember there was one… I forget what award show. Billie’s won so many awards and there was one night where she just swept a whole bunch of awards. And I said, ‘Send her some flowers’. I wrote her a note and for me it’s healing, because I go, ‘You know what? That hurt me that I didn’t get that, but that’s okay because I’m going to be that for someone else’. And me being that for anyone is also a gift for me.”

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Billie Eilish has been writing new music in quarantine: “We got some stuff coming”

“I don’t know why. I just was like, ‘This is not interesting to me right now.’ It was annoying though because it was like that’s the kind of thing you want to be doing in quarantine, but I couldn’t. I don’t know, I wasn’t feeling it. We did a lot of video performance charity”.

Adding that she and Finneas have now started writing, she explained: “It kind of hit a couple weeks ago, actually. So we’ve been in the studio, which just means Finneas’ basement, basically. We wrote a whole song in its entirety, an entire song, which is kind of rare for us to just write a whole song in one.

“I really love it. It was exactly what I needed to say when we wrote it. It was like I don’t know. I can’t tell time anymore. But we’ve been doing a lot of stuff. We’re trying to finish this one that I’m not going to say. Yeah, we got some stuff coming.”

In the same interview, Billie Eilish revealed that she “can’t stop listening” to The Strokes and their new album ‘The New Abnormal’.

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“…With The Strokes album, I just turned it on,” she said. “Finneas played me a song and I thought it was so good and I was like, ‘You know what, let me just bite it and that’s go’. And yesterday I downloaded the whole thing.”

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NOS Alive festival cancelled due to new Portuguese ruling on live events

They go on to say that under the terms of the new law, ticket-holders will be issued with a voucher “of identical value”.

However the organisers say they are awaiting the result of the law’s final approval in the Assembly Of The Republic, Portugal’s parliament, before they implement the decision.

They conclude their statement by saying the decision is one that “fills everyone here […] with sadness, but which will be fully respected in the name of public health.”

In April, when Taylor Swift announced that she was cancelling all of her European shows in 2020 including a planned NOS Alive set, organisers said that they were “evaluating on a daily basis all possibilities […] including postponement of festival dates with [the] same line-up.”

#NeverStopDreaming pic.twitter.com/6i3oaNFAhs

— NOS Alive (@NOS_Alive) April 17, 2020

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The festival was due to be headlined by Swift, The Strokes, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish, with the likes of Faith No More, Khalid, Alt-J and Two Door Cinema Club also set to appear.

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