Lorde is featured in the latest issue of Billboard Magazine and discusses one of the many things her good friend Taylor Swift won’t: the #MeToo movement. Nominated for album of the year at the 2018 GRAMMYs, the singer also reveals how she and rumored boyfriend Jack Antonoff got close enough to create an album included in a history-making category.
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Ariana Grande is poised to win some very special awards across the pond. The singer is nominated for “Hero of the Year” at the 2018 NME Awards. The nomination comes alongside a nomination for the One Love Manchester benefit concert as “Music Moment of the Year.” It’s a bit of special recognition for the pop star who went back to the city where her concert was bombed to raise money for victims and their families.
Lorde finds herself having to deflect dating rumors about one of her closest musical collaborators. The singer has long worked with Jack Antonoff, the Bleachers and fun. musician who boasts some other big-time producer credits. Jack broke up with his girlfriend Lena Dunham recently, sparking dating rumors about a possible relationship with Lorde. Now, the rumored couple is shutting those rumors down.
The 2018 BRIT Award nominations are out, and gives a chance for some UK artists to shine. Despite their GRAMMY snubs, a couple of members of One Direction got nods across the pond. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is eager to continue his hobby of collecting hardware into 2018. But Ed, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and many of the night’s other biggest names all might find themselves outshined by another artist: Dua Lipa.
Lorde may have thought cancelling her show in Israel was a good idea, but a rabbi thinks otherwise. Rabbi Schmuley Boteach didn’t take the singer’s cancellation too kindly and let the world know how he felt about Lorde succumbing to “the corruption of celebrity.”
Lorde has decided to scrap her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. The cancelation comes less than a week after its initial announcement, but supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement immediately put pressure on the New Zealand pop star from the start.