Anitta Among Performers for This Year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour

Anitta is preparing to jingle all the way to Miami…

iHeartMedia has revealed the star-studded lineup for its annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, with the 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter making the list.

Anitta

Anitta will perform at Jingle Ball in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Florida market on Sunday, December 18, at 7:00 pm EST.

But Anitta isn’t the only Latinx artist set to take the stage…

Pitbull is scheduled to perform at the concerts in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and Atlanta.

Howie Dorough and his fellow Backstreet Boys will perfrom in Detroit, New York City, Boston and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.

Demi Lovato will perform in Boston, while Carlos PenaVega and his Big Time Rush band mates will perform at Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.

The 2022 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour will stop in Dallas/Ft. Worth; Los Angeles; Chicago; Detroit; New York; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Tampa and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

“Every year our iHeartRadio Jingle Ball lineup is one of the most anticipated announcements,” Tom Poleman, chief programming officer for iHeartMedia, said in a press statement. “We’re particularly excited about who’s playing this year. This is the show that represents the best pop music of the year, all brought together on one stage. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with music fans across the country.”

“This the time of the year when the biggest artists in music come together to celebrate the holidays with their fans from coast to coast, culminating with a two hour broadcast television event on The CW Network,” added John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia.

Ticket pre-sale for Capital One cardholders begins on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 am local time and runs through Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 am local time. Pre-sale info and tickets will be available at iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 7 at 12:00 pm local time here.

For those who can’t make the shows in person, Z100’s Jingle Ball 2022 in New York City will air as a television special on The CW Network on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 pm EST/PST. The CW Network will also video stream the concert live on CWTV.com and The CW App.

Here’s the full list of Jingle Ball dates and lineups:

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas – Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. CST
Performers: Jack Harlow, Black Eyed Peas, Khalid, Lauv, Ava Max, Lewis Capaldi, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Jax and Nicky Youre.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. PST
Performers: Dua Lipa, Jack Harlow, Pitbull, Khalid, Bebe Rexha, Lewis Capaldi, Ava Max, Dove Cameron, Jax and Nicky Youre.

Chicago, Ill. – Monday, December 5, at 7 p.m. CST
Performers: Jack Harlow, Pitbull, Khalid, Macklemore, Lauv, Tate McRae, Ava Max, Jax and Nicky Youre.

Detroit, Mich. – Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Performers: The Kid LAROI, AJR, Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Macklemore, Tate McRae, Ava Max, Nicky Youre, Jax and Armani White

New York, N.Y. – Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. EST
Performers: Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Demi Lovato, Lauv, Ava Max, Dove Cameron and Jax.

Boston, Mass. – Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m. EST
Performers: Jack Harlow, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, The Kid LAROI, Lauv, Tate McRae, Dove Cameron, Jax and Nicky Youre.

Philadelphia, Pa. – Monday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Performers: Sam Smith, Charlie Puth, AJR, Khalid, Tate McRae, Lauv, Ava Max, Jax and Nicky Youre.

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Performers: Sam Smith, Pitbull, Charlie Puth, Khalid, Tate McRae, Lauv, Ava Max, Nicky Youre and Jax.

Atlanta, Ga. – Thursday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Performers: Sam Smith, Pitbull, AJR, Macklemore, Khalid, Tate McRae, Lauv, Ava Max and Nicky Youre.

Tampa, Fla. – Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. EST
Performers TBA

Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Fla. – Sunday, December 18, at 7 p.m. EST
Performers: Charlie Puth, Anitta, Backstreet Boys, Tate McRae, Black Eyed Peas, Big Time Rush, Ava Max, Lauren Spencer-Smith and Jax.

 

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Bad Bunny has bounced back yet again…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer’s Un Verano Sin Ti returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Sept. 3 for a ninth nonconsecutive week on top.

Bad BunnyIt now ties the Encanto soundtrack for the most weeks atop the chart in 2022. The last album with more weeks at No. 1 is Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which logged 10 weeks, all consecutive, atop the list in early 2021 (Jan. 23-March 27, 2021-dated charts).

Un Verano Sin Ti climbs 2-1 on the latest list with 105,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending August 25 (down 3%), according to Luminate.

Of Un Verano Sin TiIs 105,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 102,000 (equaling 143.72 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales and TEA units comprise the remaining sum.

Un Verano Sin Ti debuted at No. 1 on the May 21, 2022-dated chart, then stepped away from the top slot for three weeks. It returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, returning to No. 1 for five straight weeks from the July 9 through August 6-dated charts. It then fell to No. 2 on August 13, returned to No. 1 on the August 20 chart, fell back to No. 2 on the August 27 list, and now climbs back to No. 1 on the new ranking.

Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with five separate visits to No. 1 since Adele’s 21 had 10 distinct stays at No. 1 in 2011-12, for a total of 24 weeks atop the list. It debuted at No. 1 on the March 12, 2011-dated list and notched its final week atop the chart on June 23, 2012.

Plus, Un Verano Sin Ti has yet to depart the top two rungs of the chart for its entire 16-week run on the list thus far. The last album to start off as strong was Drake’s Views, which spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21-September 10, 2016-dated charts).

Also in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, Demi Lovato, who logs the highest debut of the week, as Holy Fvck starts at No. 7 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned.

Of that sum, album sales comprise 20,000; SEA units comprise 12,000 (equaling 15.62 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks); and TEA units comprise the remaining sum. Holy Fvck is Lovato’s eighth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 — the entirety of their charting efforts.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Demi Lovato Releases New Pop-Punk Album “Holy Fvck”

Demi Lovato is having a holy moment…

The 30-year-old half-Mexican American singer, songwriter and actor has released her highly anticipated album Holy Fvck.

Demi LovatoLovato’s voice has always been a spectacular instrument — sturdy yet soaring, able to attack the highest notes yet still be approachable enough to avoid showiness.

With Holy Fvck, however, Lovato is utilizing that voice for their most frank and genuine statement to date, in a mode — percussion-heavy pop-punk — that suits her well.

Although its title and album artwork, featuring Lovato tied up on a cross-shaped mattress, suggest a shock-rock pivot, Lovato’s unflinching thoughts on sexuality, religion, their mistreatment as a teen star and autonomy today are provocative without coming across as overly theatrical.

Holy Fvck is simply Lovato’s story to tell, and above wiry guitar riffs and cymbal crashes, she tells it with confidence.

Demi Lovato to Take Over Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” for Three Nights This Month

Demi Lovato is preparing for a three-(to)night stay….

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor will pull triple duty on Jimmy Fallon’s NBC late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It comes as many of Fallon’s late-night peers are on relatively long summer hiatuses.

Demi LovatoLovato will head to Studio 6B to join Fallon on the late-night series in a move that they’re calling Fallon’s Superstar Super Summer.

Lovato will act as special guest, co-host and musical performer between August 16 and 18.

It comes as she is preparing to release new album Holy Fvck. It will mark Lovato’s ninth appearance on the show, having previously played games such as Wheel of Musical Impressions and Best Friends Challenge.

Other guests for the summer include Madonna on August 10, ahead of her compilation album Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones; Megan Thee Stallion; Sterling K. Brown, Elvis Costello, Idris Elba, Kate McKinnon and Martin Short.

The co-hosting is nothing new on The Tonight Show with Fallon having previously invited the likes of Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Dave Grohl and Shawn Mendes to join him. Other musicians to perform takeovers include Ariana Grande, BTS, Miley Cyrus and Cher.

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Title Track of Upcoming “Holy Fvck” Album

Demi Lovato is opening about the title track of her upcoming album…

The 29-year-old half-Mexican singer/actor teased their forthcoming album Holy Fvck during a call into the SiriusXM studios on Monday, July 18.

Demi Lovato“The title track of the album is called ‘Holy Fvck’ and the song was basically, I wanted to flip the phrase ‘holy f–k’ on its head. And instead of just saying ‘holy f–k,’ I wanted to write a song that says, ‘I’m a holy f–k,’” Lovato explained. “It’s definitely a sexually charged song, but it’s really fun.”

“I felt like it was a great, eye-catching title track for the rest of the album,” she continued, “and especially because there’s songs on the album that have, like, kind of religious undertones, there’s songs on the album that have this dichotomy of good and bad, and that song kind of represented both.”

Lovato also insisted their record label, Island Records, was immediately on board with idea despite its NSFW implications. “My label is so great and so supportive that, like, anything that I say goes,” the singer said. “Like, they’re really, really great to me and I know a lot of artists don’t have that so I’m really fortunate. I remember being the one asking questions, like, ‘Am I gonna be able to say this? And what do I say instead?’ And it’s just, like, look, it’s f–king rock and roll. Like, they’ll bleep you if they need to and if they don’t, even better.”

Set for release on August 19, Lovato’s upcoming eighth studio set has already been preceded by singles “Skin of My Teeth” and “Substance.”

Demi Lovato Releases New Single “Substance”

Demi Lovato is embracing the substance

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has released their new song “Substance,” as well as the music video for the track.

Demi LovatoIt’s the second single off Lovato’s eighth studio album, Holy Fvck. The single was released on Friday (July 15) alongside with the video that feels just as angry as the song sounds — perfectly paving the way for Lovato’s fresh new era as a bona fide punk rocker. 

As she wails over full-throttle drums and guitars lifted straight from late ’90s/early 2000s emo rock hits, the video finds Lovato smashing a glass gold record plaque with a baseball bat, falling purposefully out the window of a skyscraper conference room and spray painting “Holy Fvck” onto a wall.

“So I ask myself: Am I the only one looking for substance?” they sing. “Got high, it only left me lonely and loveless/ Don’t wanna end up in a casket/ head full of maggots, body full of jack s–t/ I get an abundance/ Am I the only one looking for substance?”

The new single arrives just one day after the Grammy nominee unveiled the full tracklist for Holy Fvck.

In addition to “Substance” and lead single “Skin of My Teeth,” which Lovato released in June, the August 19-slated album includes 14 other tracks featuring collaborations with YungBlud, Royal & The Serpent, and Dead Sara.

Lovato has been in the process of launching an edgy new musical style since January, when she held a metaphorical funeral for the seven albums worth of pop music the “Cool For The Summer” singer made leading up to Holy Fvck. They’ve been steadily teasing bits and pieces of songs on the upcoming album on social media, and recently said in a statement: “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself.”

“To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you,” they continued. “This record is for you.”

Demi Lovato to Release New Single “Substance” in Mid-July

The singles just keep comin’ from Demi Lovato

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor has announced plans to release the second single from their upcoming album Holy Fvck.

Demi LovatoLovato revealed on that the upcoming album’s next single, “Substance,” will be arriving on July 15.

The star shared the news alongside the track’s abstract cover art, which features Lovato sitting at the base of a circular opening, as black sludge spills out.

“Substance” will arrive just a month after Lovato unveiled the album’s punk-leaning lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” which features the singer belting over high-voltage guitar, “I’m alive by the skin of my teeth/ I survived when it got harder to breathe/ God d–n it I just wanna be free.”

Holy Fvck, their eighth studio album, will be released on August 19, 2022 via Island Records. The upcoming 16-track album will revisit Lovato’s rock and pop-punk roots and deliver a retrospective of their life experiences, according to a press release. “The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they previously said of the album in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Demi Lovato who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

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Demi Lovato to Launch 32-City South & North American “Holy Fvck” Tour in August

Demi Lovato is taking the show on the road…

A day after announcing the title and release date for their upcoming eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, the 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor has revealed the dates for the tour in support of the collection.

Demi LovatoThe 32-date outing is scheduled to begin with a pair of state fair dates in the Midwest before officially launching with an August 30 date at Espaço das Américas in São Paulo, Brazil.

“I’m so excited to get back on the road after four years without touring, and even longer since I’ve toured in South America,” said Lovato in a statement. “We’re working so hard to deliver an incredible show for all my fans and I can’t wait to see them in person to celebrate this new music.”

The Live Nation-produced tour will hit North America beginning on September 22 at the Hard Rock Live Sacramento, then hit San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Nashville and New Orleans before winding down with a November 6 gig at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.

Among the supporting acts on the tour for the North American leg are Dead Sara and The Serpent.

Lovato’s 16-track Holy Fvck is slated for release on August 19 via Island Records and it promises to revisit Demi’s rock and pop-punk roots.

“The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they said in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning Friday (June 10) at 10:00 am local time here.

The singer will perform the lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” on The Tonight Show on Thursday, June 9.

Holy Fvck follows Lovato’s 2021 album, Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 17, 2021.

Here are the dates for the Holy Fvck tour:

South American Dates:  

Aug. 30 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas
Sept. 2 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Esplanada do Mineirão
Sept. 4 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio (FESTIVAL)
Sept. 7 – Bogotá, Colombia @ Movistar Arena
Sept. 9 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Movistar Arena
Sept. 13 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena 

North American dates:
Aug. 13 – Springfield, IL @ Illinois State Fair
Aug. 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
Sept. 22 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento *
Sept. 23 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino *
Sept. 25 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds *
Sept. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
Sept. 28 – Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater ^
Sept. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas ^
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium ^
Oct. 5 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre ^
Oct. 7 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit ^
Oct. 9 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre ^
Oct. 10 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem ^
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia ^
Oct. 13 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON @ History ^
Oct. 16 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia ^
Oct. 18 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ^
Oct.  21 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *
Oct. 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
Oct. 28 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *
Oct. 30 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center *
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans *
Nov. 3 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall *
Nov. 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *

* DEAD SARA
^ Royal & The Serpent

Demi Lovato to Release Eighth Studio Album “Holy Fvck” in August

Demi Lovato is embracing the holy

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer has announced plans to release their eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, on August 19, 2022 via Island Records.

Demi LovatoThe upcoming 16-track album will revisit Lovato’s rock and pop-punk roots and deliver a retrospective of their life experiences, according to a press release.

“The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they said in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

Lovato also shared a clip on Instagram of the album’s lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” which will be released this Friday, June 10.

The star is set to perform the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 9.

“I’m alive by the skin of my teeth / I survived but it got harder to breathe / Asking ‘why’ doesn’t make it easier / Go easier on me / Goddamnit I just want to be free,” they sing on the rock-infused chorus in the social media teaser.

Holy Fvck follows Lovato’s 2021 album, Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 17, 2021.

Pre-order the album here. 

Demi Lovato Teases Emotional New Album

Demi Lovato is getting emotional on their next album…

According to an emotional message on the 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer-songwriter’s Instagram Story, the upcoming release will share the artist’s ups and downs during their personal journey.

Demi LovatoThough the “Cool For the Summer” singer’s title-pending eighth studio album has yet to be announced, it sounds like it’s getting pretty close to completion.

“Getting emotional listening to my new album because I’m so proud of it,” Lovato wrote. “It’s my absolute best yet and so representative of me, where I started and who I am today.”

In January, Lovato staged a “funeral” for their pop music, signifying a shift toward punk and rock influences that are definitely noticeable in clips they’ve shared of their unreleased songs. They accompanied their recent Instagram statement with a video singing along in the car to one 2000s-influenced track most likely titled “City of Angels,” and the day before that, posted a video of one called “Happy Ending,” which included the lyrics: “Sure I’m sober now, and everybody’s proud, but I miss my vices. Am I going to die trying to find my happy ending?”

“Yesterday I posted a song called ‘Happy Ending’ and even tho I wrote this in an incredibly dark place I’m so grateful that I’m no longer in that low, cold and lonely place,” Lovato continued in their Story. “I’m sure that no matter what happens in my life…my happy ending is never having to fall into bad habits again.”

The bad habits they’re referring to include their addictions to drugs and alcohol, which Lovato has openly spoken about struggling with since they were a teenager.

They dropped a single called “Sober” in which they admitted to relapsing after years of sobriety in 2018, about a month before being hospitalized due to an opioid overdose. The artist also opened up about the near-fatal experience in their 2021 documentary Dancing With the Devil, and has been fully sober since December at the latest.

“I can’t wait for everyone to hear,” they concluded. “I love you all.”