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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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The thousands of people who lost everything in the flames of the wildfire in Malibu are about to get six figures worth of relief, courtesy of the One Love Malibu concert. A spokesperson for the concert tells TMZ ... between donations, ticket sales and the live auction, the tally from the weekend event is approaching $1 million. We're told it will be a few more days before they have an exact number. Sunday's sold-out concert in Calabasas featured performances from Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani ... and the auction included a motorcycle ride with Orlando Bloom. We're told 100 percent of the proceeds are going to MalibuFoundation.org ... and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu will assist with distribution of funds to victims of the Woolsey Fire. The Woolsey Fire scorched nearly 100k acres and destroyed more than 1,500 structures over 2 weeks. Three people died and nearly 300k people were evacuated. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were among the evacuees as the fire came right up to their Hidden Hills property. A private firefighting crew they'd hired was able to hold back the flames. While Liam Hemsworth, Camille Grammer, Gerard Butler and Robin lost all or parts of their homes ... there were thousands of non-celebs affected. The concert funds will, at the very least, help start the recovery process. (TMZ)

Luke Hemmings Celebrates 7 Years of 5 Seconds of Summer: 'I'm So Glad I Met These Boys'. Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer pose for photos during a town hall at the SiriusXM Studios on Feb. 26, 2018 in New York City. 5 Seconds of Summer has been blessing pop fans with catchy tunes for the past seven years, and singer Luke Hemmings took to Instagram to celebrate the journey with his band mates. "I'm so glad I met these boys and we chased down a dream with relentless passion," he wrote alongside the first photo the group took together seven years ago. "I'm thankful for everyone who has supported us throughout the years and the ups and downs." "This band means the world to me and I hope you guys share that feeling," he continued. "Thank you." The post comes just months after the June release of 5SOS's third studio album, Youngblood, after a three year wait. (Billboard)

GOT7 Get Into the Christmas Spirit With 'Miracle'. GOT7, "Miracle". K-pop boy band GOT7 are back, and they have a wintertime "Miracle" with them. A gentle, piano-based pop ballad built for the season, "Miracle" is a smooth carol of a single from GOT7, featuring Christmastime bells and sweet strings over which the members sing and rap, showing off their harmonizing as they reflect on the "Miracle" they encounter at the end of winter who warms up their life. "Miracle" was released with a winter-warm music video featuring the seven members of GOT7 in a variety of cozy scenes as they interact with a young girl, who eventually travels Narnia-like to join them under a snowy, moonlit sky. In its last moments, the music video reveals that the snowy sweet fantasy was all just a dream in her head. The song fronts their Present: YOU &ME album, a reissued, two-disc version of September's Present: YOU. Both "Miracle" and the new edition of the album, known as a repackage in the K-pop world, were released Monday (Dec. 3). While the second disc features the entirety of YOU, the first one includes 12 tracks, including "Miracle"; two new songs, "Take Me To You" and "Come On"; plus songs performed during GOT7's concerts by individuals and smaller groupings of members. Each of the seven men are credited with songwriting throughout the disc. Upon its release, Present: YOU peaked at No. 3 on the World Albums chart dated Sept. 29, becoming GOT7's eighth album to appear in the top five of that chart. That album presented a unique release of its single "Lullaby," featuring the track in four different languages -- Korean, English, Mandarin, and Spanish -- as a gift to fans. Managed by JYP Entertainment, since their debut in 2014, GOT7 have grown to become one of K-pop's most popular boy bands internationally. This summer, their July 6 show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., grossed $1.3 million and attracted 9,600 fans, landing them at No. 9 on this summer's Billboard Boxscore Hot Tours act, their first time ever appearing on the ranking. (Billboard)

Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott & More Honored at Ebony Power 100 Gala. Drake, Cardi B, Travis Scott and Motown Records were among those honored at Ebony's annual Power 100 Gala on Friday (Nov. 30). Presented by Nationwide Insurance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., the sit-down affair was hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker and featured performances by Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo and emerging act James Davis. Black achievement and excellence was the reverberating theme throughout the evening. Motown President Ethiopia Habtemariam accepted the Icon Award on behalf of the legendary label, which will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year. The award was given in recognition of Motown's historic and artistic legacy as well as its present-day success through Motown and Capitol Music Group's joint venture with Quality Control Music (Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and City Girls) and additional roster mates such as BJ the Chicago Kid, and Erykah Badu. Reminiscing back to her childhood in the South, Habtemariam noted, "As of a child of immigrants growing up in Atlanta, my mom personally loved all of the Ebony covers. It made her feel like, 'OK, I can be here in America and I can make it.'" BET's former chairman/CEO Debra Lee was presented with the inaugural Chairman's Award. Lee also reminisced about growing up and reading Ebony. "I grew up in the era where we did not have a lot of authentic images of African Americans," she said. "We were barely on the television in the 60s and 70s." Lee also referenced BET's mantra during her executive tenure, which was to "respect, reflect and elevate our audience." Habtemariam was also an honoree in the Women Up category. Quality Control Music's CEO Pierre "Pee" Thomas and COO Kevin "Coach K" Lee were on hand to accept their award in the Arts & Entertainment category, which featured fellow honorees Drake, Cardi B and Travis Scott. Additional honoree categories included Disruptors, MVPs, Community Crusaders, Power Players and Entrepreneurs. Among the celebrities and public figures spotted in attendance were boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, rapper Saweetie, actor Kofi Siriboe, actress Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us) and actor Ernie Hudson. Ne-Yo attends Ebony Magazine's Ebony's Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 30, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rising Motown sibling trio James Davis delivered a soothing and poignant set that included the soulful and eccentric track "Speedboat." Then, labelmate Ne-Yo closed out the evening with a crowd-pleasing set of his greatest hits: "So Sick," "All Because of You," "Miss Independent" and "She Knows" and two hits he penned for others, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" and Mario's "Let Me Love You." Ne-Yo concluded his set with Pitbull's popular dance track "Give Me Everything" that featured himself, Afrojack and Nayer. In partnership with the Sickle Cell Disease Association, Ebony's Power 100 Gala also raised funds on behalf of the charitable organization. Check out all of the Power 100 Gala honorees here (Billboard)

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