Nicki Minaj and Little Mix Sizzle in 2018 MTV EMAs Performance. The 2018 MTV EMAs certainly brought the girl power! It all came full-circle for girl group Little Mix as Nicki Minaj joined them onstage on Sunday to open the show with a sizzling performance of their joint single "Woman Like Me" at the event. Wearing a mostly pink patterned bodysuit, the rap queen showcased some sexy moves while dancing in between Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, while the ladies later danced in a line. Very closely. "I just got to put my head on her bum," Perrie said backstage about Nicki, joking that the experience was "Incredible. Life-changing. Heavenly." Little Mix were formed in 2011 on the show The X Factor. Known then by the name Rhythmix, the four members performed Nicki Minaj's breakout hit "Super Bass." Nicki later took the stage again to perform "Goodbye" with Jason Derulo and David Guetta. Other performers include Bebe Rexha, Panic! at the Disco and Janet Jackson, recipient of the Global Icon Award. (Eonline)

Grayson Searches for Themself in Brooding 'Brother' Video. By the time Los Angeles-based artist Grayson premiered their first solo single, "Brother," they had already lived multiple lives as a model, a stylist, and an indie pop bandleader. Friday (Nov. 2), the non-binary singer-songwriter unveiled the gorgeous, lonesome music video for "Brother." "'Brother' is about the sometimes chaotic relationship with yourself, and everyone else," they told Billboard. "I have inhabited so many projects and versions of myself through the years that this feels like a long time coming but such a short time in comparison. I can't wait for it to be heard and in the world. This song really was the start of me." Grayson's voice layers one-by-one on "Brother," building and blossoming into something transcendent as they meld into a singular harmony. "Do you think you will come to forgive me?" they sing, perhaps to themselves, perhaps to everyone else. Grayson stands alone on rocky cliffs in the black-and-white visual directed by Alix Spence and Cameron Dutra, waves cresting gently atop one another and seagulls fly in the distance. (Billboard)

Former UTA Agents Dave Shapiro, Tim Borror and Matt Andersen Launch Sound Talent Group: Exclusive. Group will have offices in Philadelphia and San Diego. Just weeks after news of their exit from UTA went public, agents Dave Shapiro, Tim Borror and Matt Andersen are ready to announce the formation of their new agency Sound Talent Group, bringing with them more than 75 combined years of experience at large scale agencies, record labels, management companies and more to the 10-person startup with offices in Philadelphia and San Diego. "It's an incredible opportunity and the timing felt right," said Shapiro, who will lead Sound Talent Group's West Coast office, which will be based in a hangar that also houses his airplane. Joining the group are agents Beth Keith, Eric Powell and Jackie Giffune, who will serve as agency tour marketer. "After years of working for major agencies, we have learned a lot and we got to a place where we decided that it would be great to do things on our own terms. We put clients first. It's not just about getting the job done," said Shapiro, who was promoted to VP at UTA following the 2015 purchase of The Agency Group. "I want us to be a part of each other's lives and careers for the long haul. I want us to grow and find new avenues to service our clients in more fun and creative ways � not just booking tours � being a part of the business as a whole." Borror said he is excited to work with this new team of agents and artists, telling Billboard, "We are offering comradery between people inside of STG. We made a decision to go down an unlikely and uncharted path. We need to have each other's back to make this work. Too much is at stake to fail, and too much experience is at hand for us not to win in a big way. More importantly, our clients are showing us incredible loyalty and we plan on rewarding that with focused and customized work to help these artists continue to build their careers." Co-founder Andersen added, "The timing felt right for us to step out and launch STG. The three of us share a strong bond across the years of working together. We are all passionate about music and I believe the synergy of our team will be felt by everyone we interact with." The men bring their entire roster to Sound Talent Group including Corrosion Of Conformity, Danzig, GWAR, HANSON, Hatebreed, Less Than Jake, Of Mice & Men, Sum 41 and Zakk Wylde. A complete roster can be found at (Billboard)

The Spice Girls Announce Six-Date Summer U.K. Stadium Tour. The Spice Girls are ready to "spice up your life" once again. The English pop girl group announced that they will embark on their first tour since 2008 via social media on Monday (Nov. 5). Although Victoria Beckham will not be joining them, the other four spice girls (Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C and Geri Halliwell) are set to perform six shows across the U.K. The minute-long video teasing the tour shows the girls squabbling while on a newscast. They eventually break into "Spice Up Your Life" as tour dates rush onto the screen. The shows begin June 1 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester and conclude June 15 at Wembley Stadium in London. Singer-songwriter Jess Glynne will be joining the Spice Girls during their U.K. dates, and tickets go on sale Saturday (Nov. 10) at 5:30 a.m. EST. Hours before the official announcement, Mel B teased reunion news on the British panel show Loose Women. She mentioned that while right now there are only U.K. dates, she and her fellow group members would like to go on a world tour in the future. (Billboard)


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