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Every Mariah Carey Music Video From 1990 to Today: Watch Her Evolution

As Mariah Carey prepares to release her newly announced 15th studio album Caution, which is set to drop Nov. 16, Billboard is taking a look back at the music video evolution of the icon, beginning with her debut 1990 video “Vision of Love” all the way through to her most recent “With You.” The video kicks off with other early cuts from Carey’s career, including “Love Takes Time,” “Emotions” and the 1993 classic “Hero,” the latter of which was filmed during one of the singer’s concerts in New York. In 1994, Carey teamed up with Luther Vandross for “Endless Love,” while she also released one of her most memorable visuals to date — the Christmas staple “All I Want for Christmas Is You” — which followed Carey as she played in the snow, trimmed her tree and cozied up with Santa (who...

Paul Simon Celebrates His Birthday and Performs ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and More on ‘SNL’: Watch

Paul Simon has been a Saturday Night Live regular since the inception of the late night standard, having hosted the show himself (on its second-ever episode!) and hit the stage as the musical guest several times over the course of the 43 years. Now, shortly following the wrap of his farewell tour in his native Queens, he’s returned to SNL to perform one of his solo hits and a Simon & Garfunkel classic that brought a serious case of nostalgia to Studio 8H and viewers tuning in for his birthday performance. The cast and crew of SNL presented him with a cake to surprise Simon when it came time for everyone to take a bow at the conclusion of the show, as Saturday (Oct. 13) marked the 77th birthday for the troubadour. Big thanks to @sethmeyers, @PaulSimonMusic, and @AlecBaldwin! Goodn...

Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson Had a Mini One Direction Reunion on ‘X Factor’: Watch

Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne met as young, hopeful and eager contestants on X Factor UK back in 2010 — so it’s only fitting that the One Direction band mates reunited back where it all started. Tomlinson is currently a judge on the show that launched his career, and he asked Payne to join him for a recent episode to listen to this season’s slate of talent and offer his input. Payne joined Tomlinson and Nile Rodgers in Ibiza for the judge’s houses portion of the program to hear 2018’s X Factor UK singers belt it out, and it was a warm reunion for the two as they hugged it out and enjoyed the music together for the first time in ages. [embedded content] Payne followed up his cameo with a lovely note that shouted out his “brother” Tomlinson and the ...

Christina Aguilera Cancels Detroit Concert on Doctor’s Orders

Christina Aguilera has called off another tour date on her doctor’s recommendation. The singer — who revealed she was “under the weather” and had lost her voice earlier this week — first canceled her Oct. 11 show in Orillia, Ontario, and has now canceled Saturday night’s (Oct. 13) concert in Detroit. “It pains me to say, I have been doing all I possibly can to speed recovery and I’m so much closer, but on my doctors orders I’m unable to perform the show tonight in Detroit,” Aguilera wrote on Twitter. She added: “I am in LOVE with this show and performing it for all of you every night so it’s killing me to have to take a pause, but trust I WILL be coming back to make them up stronger & better than ever.” “I owe it to my f...

Mariah Carey is the Queen of Her L.A. Castle in Sultry ‘With You’ Video: Watch

After several weeks of teasing, Mariah Carey finally gave her fans what they wanted by releasing the full video of her steamy ballad “With You” on Wednesday night (Oct. 10).  The warm, love-sick piano ballad accented by Carey’s signature breathtaking vocal performance is accompanied by an appropriately elegant, black and white visual. In classic Carey mode, the singer creates a sense of intimacy while highlighting her lush life by stunting in different spots across Los Angeles. Channeling her inner diva — Mimi looks incredible as she dramatically poses on a balcony, lies on the floor of a mansion, drives a car around the city, sips on some tea and flawlessly walks down Hollywood Boulevard in a fur coat and sunglasses.    Carey simultaneously exudes confidence and vu...

Taylor Swift’s Political Endorsements Have Already Caused a Rush of Voter Registration

On Monday, we wondered if Taylor Swift‘s first major political endorsements could move the needle. On Tuesday (Oct. 9), it seems we may have an answer. According to figures provided to Billboard by Vote.org, as of Tuesday morning, Swift’s Instagram post in support of U.S. Senate candidate and former two-term governor Phil Bredesen and incumbent U.S. House member Rep. Jim Cooper has “significantly” driven up voter registration among 18- to 29-year-olds in a two-day period. Vote.org is a nonpartisan site that uses technology to increase voter turnout by offering voter registration and absentee voter tools and a way to verify your voter registration status without tracking people’s party registration. The site reported that since Swift urged her 112 million follo...

Lady Gaga Unveils Video For Emotional Track ‘Look What I Found’ From ‘A Star Is Born’

Adding to the momentum of A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga shared the video for the original soundtrack tune “Look What I Found” on Monday (Oct. 8). “If u love this one as much as we do, get the soundtrack,” the singer also tweeted. Featuring scenes from the movie, the video starts with Gaga and Bradley Cooper sitting in a restaurant, as Gaga’s character Ally writes down the lyrics for the song before she forgets. The clip then shows footage of Ally meeting Cooper’s character Jackson Maine, and them embarking on their romantic, musical journey together. The music video also offers snippets from the movie of the duo performing at festivals and recording the song in the studio.   The upbeat track features an exceptional vocal performance by Gaga as she sings over...

Boy George & Culture Club Go to Church on ‘Late Late Show’ With Inspiring ‘Life’ Performance: Watch

Boy George & Culture Club lit up The Late Late Show on Thursday night (Oct. 4) with a moving performance of “Life” from their upcoming album of the same name, which is due out on Oct. 26.  The set resembled a church, with flickering candles, stained glass windows and a vibrant gospel choir in colorful robes backing up the ’80s pop icons. George wore a white fedora and matching fringed jacket, which contrasted the choir’s neon robes and his band’s dark outfits. “There’s a train at the station that’s ready to leave/ And a perfect future just made for me,” George sang in a soulful croon, setting a heartening tone for the performance as the choir hummed behind him. The stained glass windows shifted from dark colors to more vivid greens and yellows as the band transitioned to th...

Joe Jonas Shares Sweet New Photos With Fiancee Sophie Turner in Paris

Joe Jonas and fiancée Sophie Turner are helping the City of Love stay true to its name. Both he and the 22-year-old Game of Thrones star posted photos on Wednesday (Oct. 3) of them enjoying a romantic dinner in Paris. The photos depict Jonas and Turner — wearing their Louis Vuitton fashion show red-carpet outfits — at a table filled with food and wine glasses in a room illuminated by red lights. The 29-year-old DNCE singer has his arm around Turner in each picture and is kissing her neck in one. Jonas posted the snapshots to social media, with a caption containing a heart and the French flag emoji. Turner captioned her single Instagram photo “With my love in Paris,” followed by a heart. Journalist Derek Blasberg, who was tagged in the photos, captioned his own post: “I sa...

Little Mix Announces New Single ‘Woman Like Me,’ Featuring Nicki Minaj

Little Mix will be dishing out some new music soon, with an assist from Nicki Minaj. The group — Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall — revealed they’ll be releasing a single called “Woman Like Me,” featuring Minaj, on Oct. 12.  Little Mix teased the upcoming song with a short video clip on social media Sunday (Sept. 30). They also posted a gorgeous new portrait of the four young women in promotion of the single. Minaj added some hype to the announcement, tweeting, “Thank you for having me, girls. Love this song!!!” “Woman Like Me” comes as Little Mix prepares to drop their fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s Glory Days, in November. “This is definitely my favorite album,” Thirlwall rece...

G-Eazy Declares His Love for Halsey on Her Birthday: ‘So Happy to Call You My Queen’

Halsey and G-Eazy seem to officially be back together. While celebrating Halsey’s 24th birthday on what appears to be a romantic getaway to Italy, the rapper professed his love for his “queen” on Instagram. “Happy birthday to this one,” G-Eazy wrote from Venice on Saturday (Sept. 29). “I love you so so so much and I always will. I myself, along with millions and millions of other people appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. You’re the brightest star in the sky. So grateful to get to travel thru life with you, so happy to call you my queen. Happy birthday baby.” He posted two portraits of Halsey and a photo of the couple posing in front of a plane. Meanwhile, the singer shared a photo of G-Eazy in a restaurant, staring at the camera and surroun...

Sia Teams Up With French Company Repetto For Capsule Collection

Plus, listen to a snippet of a new song by Sia called ‘I’m Still Here.’ Sia has joined forces with the iconic dance/fashion company Repetto for her first-ever capsule collection, as the brand and singer announced today (Sept. 28). The collection features three classic Repetto styles — a dance slipper, ballerina flat and oxford shoe — driven by Sia’s mantra, “I love you, keep going.” The Sophia Ballerinas are available for pre-order now here, and will officially launch on Feb. 25, 2019. The Sophia style is available in black, white and a combination of the two, and retail for $195. They also feature Sia’s signature bow.​ Sia will also release a new song titled “I’m Still Here” on Oct. 11, Billboard has learned. You can hear a clip ...