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All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Carrie Underwood announced on Instagram that she's expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher. "Mike, Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another fish to our pond," the singer said. The new baby will join the couple's three-year-old son, Isaiah.
R. Kelly released a 19-minute confessional song called "I Admit," which addresses his sexual misconduct allegations and running a "sex cult": “They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.” Kelly also sings about his illiteracy and "broke-ass" financial situation.
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Mariah Carey revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis to ‘People’ magazine. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, she “didn’t want to believe it” and only recently sought treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.” She’s now in therapy and on medication.
Kenny Rogers has cancelled the remaining performances of his 2018 farewell tour due to “a series of health challenges." Doctors fully expect the country star to recover but recommended he cancel performances through the end of the year to focus on getting better.
Ted Nugent called the Parkland students who survived a mass shooting “mushy-brained children.” In a radio interview, the 1970s rocker and outspoken NRA board member said their organization of gun-control protests was “ignorant, dangerous and stupid.”
Christina Aguilera graces the new cover of ‘Paper’ magazine with "minimal makeup.” The singer credits her transformation from "assless chaps" to "old Hollywood-inspired retro glam" to being a performer by nature and progress in diversity in Hollywood, telling haters where to shove it.
Katy Perry put an end to her feud with Taylor Swift by extending an olive branch - literally, she sent Swift an actual olive branch - with a note that read, "I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunication and hurt feelings between us," and that she is "deeply sorry."
In 2016, Led Zeppelin won a court case that the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ were ripped off from Spirit. A lawyer for Spirit’s late guitarist is asking a San Francisco appeals court for a retrial, which could put Robert Plant and other members back in court.