This year, the 68th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 8, 2014. The ceremony will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and it will be nationally televised on CBS. Hugh Jackman will be hosting the award ceremony and interestingly, this will be his fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. Broadway shows that took place during the 2013-14 season before April 24, 2014 are eligible for awards. Here are the current nominees for this year’s award show:
It's been forever since we heard from British rock outfit Florence + The Machine, but on Wednedsay, June 4th, the redheaded leader of the epyonomus band confirmed with publication NME that a third album from F+TM is on the way. Looks like the "Dog Days Are Over"! With Lungs and Ceremonials under the group's belt, it's about time they sent out album no.3.
Coldplay fans unite! The UK-based rock band has taken the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, once again, with their latest LP Ghost Stories. The record, spawning hits like "Magic" and "A Sky Full Of Stars", has been a great success for the ever-popular group, with nearly 500,000 copies sold since its early May release.
It's a big day for some of pop music's leading ladies, as the annual Forbes '100 Most Powerful Women In The World' list just came out for the world to see. Making the cut is Beyonce at number 14, Shakira at 58, and Lady Gaga at 67, respectively. Makes sense — all three of these pop queens are currently on top of their game!
Rihanna took to Twitter recently to share a handful of lyric lines — at least, we think they're lyric lines — with the hashtag #barz at the end of each tweet, and suspiciously enough, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj also sent out social media updates with the same term. "Pretty Girl Rock" strutter Hilson sent a single tweet, saying "I'll go from super-woman to servant in a minute if you're worth it", while "Pills N Potions"-dropping Minaj uploaded a piece of fan art to her Instagram with the dubious hashtag.
Kimye, the couple that everybody's talking about — whether you love 'em or loathe 'em — tied the knot this weekend in Florence, Italy, and it was a day to remember not only for them, but for pop culture as well. Sealing the deal on Saturday, May 24th, the Yeezus star and the reality TV mogul invited some of music's biggest movers and shakers to attend, including John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigan.
Iggy Azalea is one of the music world's hottest rappers right now, so we were surprised when we heard she nabbed a song from Katy Perry's catalogue, we were confused — the girl doesn't need to take tracks from other artists! The Australian-born sensation was on On Air with Ryan Seacrest for an exclusive interview, and mentioned that her "Black Widow" ode from her debut LP The New Classic was penned by Perry.
Pop songwriter extraordinaire Sia has written some of music's biggest hits over the years (Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts" and Rihanna's "Diamonds", anyone?), but the Swedish talent is gearing up to release her own music, written for herself, in the album 1000 Forms Of Fear. Due out July 8th, it's been said that the album tackles a lot darker material than she could ever write for a bubbly pop star, which is apparent in the record's track list.
After much speculation that tortured chanteuse Lana Del Rey's sophomore record Ultraviolence was due out in May, it turns out that fans of LDR's beautifully-tragic tunes will have to wait a little longer. The singer revealed via Twitter that her highly-anticipated record is coming June 16th, which leaves about a month for her following to wait for the Dan Auerbach-produced release.
Famous rock duo The Black Keys decided to send out their new single "Fever" today, taken from their upcoming eighth studio album Turn Blue. Their last LP, El Camino, spawned hits like "Lonely Boy" and "Gold On The Ceiling", and then the pair remained tight-lipped about their follow-up to the hit record. Their official website confirmed that Turn Blue is due May 13th along with the "Fever" audio clip.