American Music Awards 2019 Data Announced. ABC and dick clark productions announced Wednesday (March 27) that the 2019 American Music Awards will take place Sunday, Nov. 24. The event will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC. The nominees for the American Music Awards are based on "key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound." (Billboard)

Hello! Adele Was Just Spotted at a Recording Studio. Set fire to the rain because Adele has been spotted at a recording studio. It's been nearly four years since the 15-time Grammy-winning songstress released her record-breaking third studio album, 25. Thanks to this new sighting of the star, there's hope that perhaps her next record isn't much further away. Donning a long black raincoat over black leggings and black sneakers with sunglasses, the 30-year-old star appeared to keep a low-key profile as photographers snapped her heading inside a New York City studio on Wednesday. Sound the alarms and cross your fingers, everyone, because this may be big. After all, Adele has kept mostly out of the spotlight since she finished her Adele Live concert tour in 2017. She's mom to now-6-year-old son, Angelo, with partner Simon Konecki. At the end of the U.S. leg of the tour in November 2016, she told her audience, "In a couple of years, I'll be back, and you won't be able to get rid of me." Moments later, she joked she was "off to have a baby." If she did keep her word, a second addition to the family has not been confirmed. However, it has been a couple of years -- and fans are ready for her return. However, the star isn't one to drop albums every year. Her 2011 album, 21, came almost three years after 19. 25 followed nearly five years later. While we continue to hypothesize about what this new sighting could mean, perhaps it's time to play "Someone Like You" on repeat and make Adele feel the fan love. (Eonline)

BTS release music video trailer for Map of the Soul: Persona album. BTS' Map of the Soul: Persona is still a few weeks away, but the K-pop boy band is giving the world a first glimpse of its new album in the form of a "comeback trailer." Essentially a new music video, the teaser features only group leader RM, but it's a real showcase for him, as he raps about his personal identity (in keeping with the album's title) and his past controversies. The song even features a fun English-language hook, with RM bellowing, "Persona / Who the hell am I?" BTS' popularity has been on the rise in the U.S. of late, with an appearance at the Grammys earlier this year and their album Love Yourself: Tear debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2018. If you need to prep for the oncoming BTS explosion, check out our list of their 10 most essential music videos and our member guide. Map of the Soul: Persona is the first album of a new series for the group, following the conclusion of their Love Yourself arc. The album hits April 12, and BTS will perform on Saturday Night Live the next day. (Entertainment Weekly)

Lorde to Appear at Benefit for Christchurch Mosque Shooting Victims. The You Are Us/Aroha Nui event is slated for Apr. 17. Lorde is slated to make a special appearance at an upcoming all-star benefit for the victims of the mosque shooting massacre at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques entitled You Are Us/Aroha Nui. The "Green Light" singer is slated to perform at the outdoor Christchurch Stadium on Apr. 17 that will follow up another benefit concert for the 50 people killed and 50 injured when a self-described white supremacist opened fire in two mosques on March 15; the first show will take place on Apr. 13 at Spark Arena in Auckland. According to the announced line-up of both shows, the Christchurch event is also slated to feature: The Adults, Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Chaii, Christchurch Combined Choir, Dave Dobbyn, Diggy Dupe, The Exponents, Fat Freddy's Drop, Hollie Smith, Illbaz, Marlon Williams, MC Mike King, Melodownz, Mitch James, Seth Haapu, Shapeshifter, Shihad, SIX60, Teeks, Stan Walker and Soraya Lapread. Tickets will go on sale on Friday (March 29) here. The Apr. 13 Auckland show lineup: Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Chaii, Dave Dobbyn, Diggy Dupe, The Dilworth Choir, Fafswag, Hollie Smith, Illbaz, Jessb, Marlon Williams, MC Mike King, Mitch James, Seth Haapu, Shapeshifter, SIX60, Stan Walker, Soraya Lapread, Swidt, Teeks and more. Tickets are on sale now here. All proceeds from the shows will benefit the Our People, Our City Fund. "The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time," Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said in a statement announcing the shows the response of the music industry has been magnificent and we are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community's long term recovery." (Billboard)

Wallows Team Up With Reggie Watts for Super Chill 'Are You Bored Yet?' on 'Late Late Show': Wallows took to stage Stage 56 on Wednesday night (March 27) to perform their brooding single "Are You Bored Yet?" with some special help from Late Late Show house band leader Reggie Watts. Beginning their set with a shot of the cool-hued stage from an 80's vintage TV set, singer and 13 Reasons Why star Dylan Minnette sang the mellow tune's introspective lyrics while his bandmates gently swayed behind him providing mellow backup. Watts then stepped down from his perch on the side of the stage to join the crew on the second verse, wearing a multicolored print blazer and round sunglasses. The singer/comedian/improvisor grasped Minnette's extended hand at center stage, adding some of his signature falsetto to the pop-rock track. "'Cause we could stay at home and watch the sunset/ But I can't help from asking, 'Are you bored yet?'/ And if you're feeling lonely you should tell me/ Before this ends up as another memory," they duo sang in harmony on the chorus. The Wallows, which also includes guitarist Braeden Lemasters and drummer Cole Preston formed when the trio were children and performed together under various names over a decade before releasing their first single in 2017, "Pleaser." The group's debut album, Nothing Happens, was released last week. (Billboard)

Cardi B, The Cure, Travis Scott, Bob Dylan to Headline 2019 Roskilde Festival. Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monae, Robyn and Robert Plant are also on the bill. The 2019 Roskilde Festival lineup is jam-packed with superstars of rock, rap, EDM and Latin, with The Cure, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend and Bob Dylan topping the bill. The July 3-6 festival in Roskilde, Denmark, will also feature sets from Janella Monae, Robyn, Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters, Christine and the Queens, Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds, Cypress Hill, Spiritualized, Roaslia, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers and Lucy Dacus. Tickets for the festival -- which will also feature Sheck Wes, Joey Purp, Bring Me The Horizon, Denzel Curry, Parquet Courts, Jorja Smith and Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever -- are on sale now here. (Billboard)

Zara Larsson Shares New Self-Empowerment Anthem 'Don't Worry Bout Me': Stream It Now. OK, it's not that hinted-at collaboration with Ariana Grande, but Zara Larsson fans do have some new music to plug into. The 20-year-old Swedish pop artist shared "Don't Worry Bout Me," a bouncy new self-empowerment anthem, produced by The Struts. With "Worry" dropping late Wednesday, Larsson continues to add "the finishing touches on her forthcoming second full-length," the followup to 2017's gold-certified So Good, her label Epic explains in a statement. "Worry" follows "Ruin My Life," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100 in January and has raced past 250 million streams, according to Epic, and it sets up her next official single, details for which haven't been announced. On it, she sings, "Don't worry 'bout me/ You should worry 'bout you/ Yeah, that's your problem, so fix it/ 'Cause I ain't none of your business/ Now I've been sleeping okay." Grande set tongues wagging last month when she revealed on Twitter that she'd been in the studio with Larsson. Ari isn't her only high-powered pal. Larsson will be supporting Ed Sheeran on his 2019 European tour, and she's booked solid through the northern summer with headline shows and festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic. (Billboard)

Lil Wayne is demanding the return of a notebook filled with his old lyrics, but the guy trying to sell it for $250k says the rapper's just gonna have to buy it like anyone else off the street. We broke the story ... Weezy's 1999 notebook is being sold by Moments in Time for a quarter-million dollars, and the dude claiming ownership says he found it lodged in a car that once belonged to Cash Money Records. Now Wayne's trying like hell to get his work back ... his attorneys fired off a warning letter to Moments in Time, claiming Wayne's the rightful owner, and the broker doesn't have permission to sell or transfer the notebook to anyone. In the letter, obtained by TMZ, Wayne's legal team says he never abandoned his notebook -- he simply misplaced it and is thrilled it's been found. Weezy's team claims the guy who found it "absconded with the notebook" and hid it for years ... waiting to cash in. Gary Zimet, the owner of Moments in Time, is firing back ... he says if the Young Money honcho wants the notebook, he'll have to pony up, because the guy who found it "has crystal clear title." That's fine with Wayne -- he's threatening legal action if Moments in Time doesn't stop the sale -- and we know he can afford a lawyer or two. (TMZ)

Journey's guitarist, Neal Schon, can't believe a security guard hired by Live Nation manhandled his wife at one of his concerts ... so he claims in a new lawsuit. Schon and his wife, Michaele, are suing Live Nation claiming she was assaulted while taking pictures at his concert in Fort Wayne, Indiana back in March 2017. In docs, obtained by TMZ, the Schon's claim she was taking pictures in front of the stage when, out of nowhere, a security guard who was hired by Live Nation violently assaulted her and threw her into the PA system. It's unclear what triggered the attack, but according to docs ... Michaele says she suffered emotional distress and humiliation from the assault. Neal's suing, claiming he's suffered emotional distress because he's now worried about his wife's safety while he's performing. They're suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out Live Nation, so far, no word back. (TMZ)


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