Olivia Rodrigo celebrated turning 21 by living the dream and exerting her new rights as an adult.
Olivia Rodrigo celebrated turning 21 by living the dream and exerting her new rights as an adult.
Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic “I don’t know if you guys know this, but I just turned 21,” Olivia Rodrigo told her audience during the opening show of her 2024 tour Friday night. (They knew.) “I’m really fucking excited about it — big birthday.
Marc Malkin Senior Editor, Culture and EventsFebruary kicked off with a slew of Grammy pre-parties before the big awards night, which included a Miley Cyrus performance, a surprise appearance by Celine Dion and Variety cover star Victoria Monét going home with multiple statuettes.At about the same time, “Rustin” star Colman Domingo was in New York City being honored by the Human Rights Campaign and Selena Gomez joined her friend, first-time director, Nicola Peltz-Beckham at the premiere of “Lola” in Los Angeles.Despite the torrential downpour clobbering Los Angeles, Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton premiered their new Zelda Williams-directed horror comedy, “Lisa Frankenstein,” at the Hollywood Athletic Club after a location change from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery due to the bad weather.Keep checking back here all month long for the best February celebrity pics from Hollywood, New York and beyond.Olivia Rodrigo kicks off her Guts World Tour at Acrisure Arena on Feb. 23 in Palm Springs, California.“Kung Fu Panda 4” star James Hong at his Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Feb.
Olivia Rodrigo played the first date of her 2024 ‘Guts’ world tour in Palm Springs, California last night (February 23) – see footage, images and the full setlist below.The pop star performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the 11,000-capacity Acrisure Arena venue alongside her live band and backing dancers.To open the gig, Rodrigo screened an atmospheric black-and-white video of herself running down a hallway. The visuals then turned purple, revealing a close-up of the singer’s hand knocking on a door before her band kicked into a raucous rendition of ‘Bad Idea, Right?’.Next up, Rodrigo performed ‘Ballad Of A Homeschooled Girl’ and ‘Vampire’ from her 2023 second album ‘Guts’ ahead of outings for ‘Traitor’ and ‘Drivers License’ from her 2021 debut ‘Sour’.The concert was split into four acts, with the third part seeing Rodrigo take flight on a giant moon while surrounded by stars in the night sky.
Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic The opening night performance of Olivia Rodrigo‘s Guts Tour — which premiered Friday night in Palm Springs — is on the record books, and fans eager to know if their favorites made the setlist now have some idea what to expect as the tour winds its way through the U.S. and Europe for the next six months. For anyone wondering which covers she might performing this time around: there aren’t any.
Olivia Rodrigo just launched her Guts Tour and the setlist has been revealed!
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Guts Tour’ finally kicks off on Friday, Feb. 23 in Thousand Palms, CA.The eight-month jaunt will send the “good 4 u” singer with special guests The Breeders, PinkPantheress and more to arenas all over North America including New York City’s Madison Square Garden where she’ll play four back-to-back gigs from April 5-9.As expected, tickets aren’t exactly cheap to see the three-time Grammy winner live.At the time of publication, the lowest price we could find was $44 USD before fees on Vivid Seats.However, there’s a catch — those are for a concert in Norway.Tickets prices begin anywhere from $99 to $313 before fees for North American gigs.Still, while that sounds pricey, based on our findings, tickets are almost universally cheaper than they were in early December 2023 when we last reported on ‘Guts Tour’ prices.Curious how much the seats of your dreams will run you at the venue closest to you?Keep scrolling, O-Rod fans.We’ve got everything you need to know and more below.All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.A complete calendar including all U.S.
The pop legend Justin Timberlake has been announced as one of the artists that will take to the stage at the Co-op Live arena after it opens its doors this April.
Roman Kempmay be leaving the Capital Breakfast Show, but the radio presenter is taking on a huge TV gig with The Brit Awards 2024.The radio DJ will be hosting alongside Love Island ’s Maya Jama and BBC Radio 1's Clara Amfo. However, Roman has admitted that he was so thrilled to be asked to host, he burst into tears when given the offer. "When they told me, I cried,” Roman said.
Hold on a second — were these two pop stars feuding and we never realized?!?!
Olivia Rodrigo and Noah Kahan have announced a joint Record Store Day 2024 release that features covers of each others tracks.The two singers have teamed up on a limited-edition special live recording 7″ vinyl pressing titled ‘Olivia Rodrigo ‘Stick Season’/Noah Kahan ‘Lacy’ – FROM THE BBC RADIO 1 LIVE LOUNGE’ is set for release on April 20 via Geffen/Mercury/Republic. It will be available at participating independent record stores as part of the celebration of Record Store Day.The coloured vinyl features Rodrigo’s viral cover of Kahan’s hit track ‘Stick Season’ on side A along with Kahan’s cover of Rodrigo’s ‘Guts’ track ‘Lacy’ on side B which were both part of BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge.
Thania Garcia Olivia Rodrigo and Noah Kahan are set to release a special edition split single featuring Rodrigo’s cover of Kahan’s “Stick Season,” and Kahan’s cover of Rodrigo’s “Lacy.” Both covers were recorded during the artists’ respective appearances on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge late last year. The seven-inch colored vinyl will be available at participating independent record stores as part of Record Store Day on April 20.
BRIT Awards have announced the final performer for this year’s ceremony – you can find all the details below.The 2024 edition of the event is due to take place at The O2 in London on Saturday, March 2. It’ll be presented by a trio of hosts – Maya Jama, Clara Amfo and Roman Kemp – and will be available to watch on ITV1 and ITVX.Organisers have previously confirmed that Dua Lipa, Raye, Kylie Minogue (this year’s BRITs Global Icon), Jungle and Rema will all be taking to the stage on the night.
Olivia Rodrigo is celebrating her 21st birthday! The singer and musician celebrated the milestone alongside her closest friends, including fellow musicians and actors like Tate McRae, Iris Apatow, Conan Gray, the Kid Laroi, and more. Jenna Ortega and Olivia Rodrigo Disney days: Remembering their featuring song ‘Legendary’Olivia Rodrigo and Louis Partridge confirm relationship with a passionate kissA post shared by Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo)Rodrigo shared a post showing her celebrating the occasion in a black dress with a plunging neckline. She accesorized the look with some jewelry, red lipstick, and with her hair pinned up.
Peter Kay has been announced as the opening act at the UK’s new largest indoor arena in Manchester.The Bolton comedian will perform on the opening night of the 23,500-capacity venue at Co-op Live on April 23.Liam Gallagher, Take That, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Keane have also been announced to perform at the venue in the coming months.Co-op general manager Gary Roden said Kay was the “perfect” opening act for the venue, who “embodies what this city is about” (via BBC).. @peterkay_co_uk will be the first act to perform at Co-op Live, the UK’s largest live entertainment arena, on 23 April 2024!Tickets on sale 10am Friday 23rd Feb✨https://t.co/Ffro2jrrJb pic.twitter.com/dZbWWal9IW— Co-op Live (@TheCoopLive) February 19, 2024“When you think of Manchester, it’s hard not to think of Peter Kay,” Roden said.
Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film Joe Hisaishi – “The Boy and the Heron”Ludwig Göransson – “Oppenheimer”Laura Karpman – “American Fiction”Robbie Robertson – “Killers of the Flower Moon”Anthony Willis – “Saltburn” Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film Jon Batiste – “American Symphony”Mica Levi – “The Zone of Interest”Fabrizio Mancinelli, Richard M. Sherman – “Mushka”Daniel Pemberton – “Ferrari”John Powell – “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” Outstanding Original Score for a Television Production Nicholas Britell – “Succession”Natalie Holt – “Loki”Martin Phipps – “The Crown”Carlos Rafael Rivera – “Lessons in Chemistry”Gustavo Santaolalla – “The Last of Us” Outstanding Original Title Sequence for a Television Production Chanda Dancy – “Lawmen: Bass Reeves”Nainita Desai – “The Deepest Breath”Kevin Kiner – “Ahsoka”Atli Örvarsson – “Silo”Carlos Rafael Rivera – “Lessons in Chemistry” Outstanding Original Song for a Dramatic or Documentary Visual Media Production Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson- “It Never Went Away” – “American Symphony”Nicholas Britell, Taura Stinson – “Slip Away” – “Carmen”Sharon Farber, Noah Benshea – “Better Times” – “Jacob the Baker”Lenny Kravitz – “Road to Freedom” – “Rustin”Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro – “Can’t Catch Me Now” – “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy or Musical Visual Media Production Jack Black, John Spiker, Eric Osmond, Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath – “Peaches” – “The Super Mario Bros Movie”Heather McIntosh, Allyson Newman, Taura Stinson – “All About Me” – “The L Word: Generation Q”Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell – “What Was I Made For?” – “Barbie”Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt – “I’m Just Ken” – “Barbie”Diane Warren
Oppenheimer‘s Ludwig Göransson won the marquee film prize at the Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards, which were handed out Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The Black Panther Academy Award winner took Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film and also is nominated for the Original Score Oscar next month.
Rick Astley performed covers of Olivia Rodrigo‘s ‘Driver’s Licence’ and Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You’ during his recent appearance in the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room – check them out below.The star performed his 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, which integrated a string melody of Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ at BBC’s Maida Vale Studios last week.He also sang a dramatic rendition of Rodrigo’s 2021 song ‘Drivers License’, complete with a full orchestral arrangement and backing singers.Watch the two performances below.It’s no secret that the ’80s star is a big fan of covers, having formed a Smiths covers band with Blossoms.Astley made headlines in 2021 when he joined Blossoms on stage in London to perform a number of Smiths covers, before they went on to perform a number of full gigs dedicated to the indie legends.While former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr wasn’t too pleased about having not been told about it – later telling NME that he’d been in touch with Blossoms and “dealt with it” – Blossoms and Astley even went on to perform at Glastonbury together in 2023.“I can’t tell you how much I love doing this,” Astley told NME of the covers band. “I know it’s sacrilege and they should hang the lot of us on the line for doing it, but I also just don’t care.
Blur are set to release a new documentary and concert film charting their huge 2023 reunion.As Screen Daily reports, UK sales and distribution company Altitude has added the two upcoming titles to its European Film Market (EFM) slate. Both projects will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland later this year.The first film is a feature-length documentary detailing the Britpop band’s latest comeback, which saw Damon Albarn and co.
The annual Grammy Awards took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, 4 February, which meant the biggest in the business assembled to celebrate a year's worth of music. From Billie Eilish winning Record of the Year for her Barbie track, What Was I Made For, to Taylor Swift scooping Album of the Year for Midnights, the ceremony was also filled with plenty of shocks, snubs and surprises. Let's find out...
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carried “” ($340) by Aupen, a faux-leather shoulder bag with a curvy, asymmetrical shape and minimalist branding. Then Hailey Bieber swapped her for the “” ($180), Aupen's razor sharp slanted box bag.
chanteuses of the music world as they flocked en masse to the . Miley Cyrus wowed the crowds in custom Margiela, Dua Lipa opted for mermaid elegance in a and Tiffany & Co diamonds (in the form of a dazzling kissing koi carp choker, no less) and Olivia Rodrigo redefined retro glamour in a stunning archive Versace piece bedecked in crystals from the spring/summer ‘95 collection.But the awe-inspired gasps from the crowds—and those style-sleuthing netizens religiously tuned into the red carpet reports—were reserved for Taylor Swift.
, there's also some stunning hair and makeup looks that we simply can't ignore awards season and the Grammys proved no different, with stars like Gracie Abrams and Miley Cyrus embracing cropped cuts. Meanwhile, Victoria Monét and Coco Jones both opted for elegant updos that complimented their stunning gowns.As for makeup, soft glam reigned supreme (as usual), with glowing skin and nudes spotted on the likes of Dua Lipa and Janelle Monae.
has arrived on the 2024 red carpet looking as shiny as a disco ball—or maybe like the glimmering trophy she could take home tonight?The singer, who is nominated for song of the year for “Dance The Night” from Barbie, wore a metallic silver tassel dress by Courrèges with a plunging neckline and sly cutouts on both hips.The deep V-neck of the dress gave Lipa a chance to show off a stunning statement necklace from Tiffany & Co.'s 2023 Blue Book Collection, which is shaped like two fish meeting in the middle at an orange sapphire stone. A matching bracelet and ring completed the look.Lipa wore her newly red hair in loose waves around her face with a matching glossed lip.In her category, Lipa faces stiff competition in an almost all-female lineup.
, Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl. Honestly you guys, . And yes, Sunday's Grammys would be more fun to root on his girlfriend, but by all accounts, it's going to be one hell of a show that we're going to be talking about all day on Monday.Our girl Tay is up , as well as Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.
U2 will give a special performance and present an award at next week’s Grammys, live from the Sphere in Las Vegas.It will be the first ever official broadcast from the state-of-the-art venue, which has been hosting the ‘U2:UV Achtung Baby’ show since the end of September, and is due to wrap on March 2.The Grammys are taking place on February 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and will be hosted by Trevor Noah. The nominees were announced in November, with SZA picking up the most nominations with nine.
2nd UPDATE: Twenty-two-time Grammy winnersU2 are set for a special performance and awards presentation at the 66th Grammy Awards from Sphere in Las Vegas. It will be the first-ever broadcast performance from the new venue, where the band’s months-long residency, U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere, will conclude on March 2.
Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic U2 has been added to the Grammys‘ Feb. 4 telecast, and the band won’t have to be leaving Las Vegas to do it. U2’s socials and the Recording Academy joined Friday afternoon in announcing that the group will perform from the spectacular Sphere venue in Sin City, where the band’s months-long residency, “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere,” is set to wrap up March 2.
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Billy Joel has announced that he will be performing at the Grammy Awards, marking his first time playing the ceremony in 22 years.The ‘Piano Man’ singer will be joining the likes of Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, Burna Boy, and Luke Combs as 2024 Grammy performers. This year’s ceremony is due to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 4.
Thania Garcia Billy Joel has been added to the lineup of performers for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday. Joel, who made his Grammy stage debut in 1988 when he sang “New York State Of Mind,” will return as a performer for the ceremony on Feb. 4, joining a lineup that includes Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo.
Courting have shared their cover of Olivia Rodrigo‘s ‘Bad Idea Right?’ – check it out below.The Liverpool band took on Rodrigo’s summer 2023 hit from her new album ‘GUTS‘, putting their indie spin on the rowdy anthem.Their version kicks up the energy levels, complete with a wild scream from frontman Sean Murphy O’Neill towards the end of the song.Listen to it below.Courting’s second LP is out Friday (January 26), which NME described in a three-star review as an album “perpetually in motion” that’s “both ambitious and scattershot at once”.It added: “What’s clear is that the playful, “for the plot” vibe of a band that started on a lark is beginning to transform into something close to remarkable.”Reviewing the group live in Liverpool last year, NME described the performance as a “thrilling show that’s big, clever and funny as fuck”.The group spoke to NME back in 2022 about being in a band that’s “more traditionally weird than a lot of the acts that get booked on massive festival lineups”.“We want to bring people together, while simultaneously attempting to win over those who may just be [at a festival] to listen to Arctic Monkeys or The 1975. Weird, brilliant stuff is happening on the smaller stages – and we want to be proof of that,” said Murphy-O’Neill.“I just think, in the cockiest way possible, we’re a year or two ahead of the curve [with ‘Guitar Music’],” he added of their sound.
BRIT Awards 2024 has been announced – check it out below.This year’s ceremony is due to take place at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday, March 2. The show will be broadcast on ITV 1. RAYE has broken the record as the most BRIT nominated artist ever, with seven nominations at this year’s ceremony.
Are you having a rough week? Perhaps the utter joy of 2024 Oscar nominees reacting to their nods will cheer you up. From Emma Stone to Bradley Cooper to first-time nominees Jeffrey Wright, Lily Gladstone, and Colman Domingo, among others, these honorees have a lot of people to thank.
As predicted, there were few major surprises with the announcement of the 76th Academy Awards nominations, but there were enough to raise an eyebrow or two. Of course, “Oppenheimer” and “Poor Things” dominated the proceedings with 13 and 11 nominations with “Killers of the Flower Moon” earning 10 nods and “Barbie” taking 8.
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