iHeartRadio Music Festival 2020: 6 Can’t-Miss Moments From Night Two

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2020 didn’t disappoint Saturday (Sept. 19) after an impressive debut Friday night. With a stout lineup headlined by Keith Urban, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Kane Brown, and Bon Jovi, cyber fans relished watching their musical heroes take center stage and rip through their discography. While the audience received a boatload of music, they also gained gems regarding this year’s elections and the importance of voting in November. See some of the can’t-miss highlights from night two below. 

KEITH URBAN

From the onset, Keith Urban found himself parked at lead-off, kicking off night two of the iHeart Music Festival with “Somewhere in my Car.” After sauntering onto the stage, Urban, with his guitar in tow, dished out a bevy of fan-favorites such as the edgy tune “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “Superman,” with the latter including a slew of zealous fans playing alongside the country superstar from the comforts of their homes. Having being assigned hosting duties this week at the 2020 ACM Awards, Urban’s stamina was on a high level, most notably when he jumped into his electric rendition of “What If I Fall” with his special guest Carrie Underwood.  

USHER

The renowned showman proved why he remains one of music’s wondrous performers after clocking in over 25 years in the game. Opening with “OMG,” Usher exuded sheer versatility, flexing his vocal and dancing talents. The R&B luminary didn’t shy away from moonwalking back into his revered catalog, revisiting his ’90s earworm “U Make Me Wanna” and then zooming into a medley of 2000 jams such as “You Got It Bad,” “Burn,” “You Don’t Have to Call” and “Yeah.” 

KANE BROWN

Like his contemporary Keith Urban, Kane Brown took part in this year’s ACM Awards earlier this week, but that didn’t stop the country heavyweight from treating his fans once more. Performing from Nashville via PORTL — a hologram machine and very first of its kind — Brown called upon his buddies Khalid and Swae Lee to deliver their tuneful bop “Be Like That.” Later, he popped back onto the stage to give fans a hefty helping of hits including “What Ifs” and “BFE”. 

BON JOVI

The New Jersey rock band didn’t waste time in debuting new music. Upon entering the stage, Bon Jovi enlisted Jennifer Nettles to perform their latest collaboration, “Do What You Can,” which serves as a follow-up to the 2006 track “Who Says You Can’t Get Home.” Bon Jovi wasn’t skimpy on the classics either, slinging out memorable classics such as 1986’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” and 2007’s “Lost Highway”. The cherry on top came when the rock group dialed back to the ’80s to give fans a rousing rendition of “Wanted Dead or Alive.”  

SWAE LEE

One of the originators of social distancing performances, Swae Lee reminded fans why he’s a features savant as a solo star, dipping into French Montana’s “Unforgettable” and Post Malone’s “Sunflower” during his short set at iHeart. It would have been great for Slim Jxmmi to pop up and perform “Black Beatles” or “Powerglide” with his brother, but instead, Swae opted to give fans a smooth exclusive and previewed his new record “Dance Like No One’s Watching.”

MILEY CYRUS

To conclude the night’s festivities, Miley Cyrus came out with a bang, channeling her inner Blondie to perform “Heart of Glass.” The heart-themed setlist continued when she seamlessly segued into the Mark Ronson-led “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” and a rock-infused version of “Who Owns My Heart.” Then, Cyrus slid into her new record “Midnight Sky” with a giant disco ball orbiting above her to punctuate her fiery efforts.

Jennifer Lopez Checks In From Vacation With Sizzling Swimsuit Photo

Jennifer Lopez’s Saturday night had some jaws dropping on social media.

J. Lo, who made headlines last weekend with her spot-on “WAP” TikTok challenge, spent this weekend keeping it cool in the water, where she posed in a tropical print bikini.

“Vacation vibes,” she captioned the stunning image, which she posted on Twitter.

The picture showed off Lopez’s super toned physique — and had fans in the comments questioning her age (51).

See J. Lo’s swimsuit snapshot on Twitter.

Maren Morris Speaks Out About Struggling With Postpartum Depression

Maren Morris opened up about her battle with postpartum depression in an interview ahead of the Academy of Country Music Awards last week.

“I’m kind of coming through the tunnel now,” Morris, who gave birth to her first child in March, told CBS This Morning when asked about it. “I feel back to normal. Fortunately, I was able to do phone therapy during the pandemic.”

Of adjusting to life with a new baby, she said there are “people that love me around me that are like, ‘Hey, if you’re drowning right now, there’s help,” but admitted that “you’re trying to become a new mother and good parent and do everything right and you just feel like you suck at every level.”

With the coronavirus pandemic putting things on halt this year, Morris also found herself facing difficulties beyond parenthood.

“The one thing I’ve always felt like I have a handle on is my music, and to not be able to tour and have to furlough my band and crew, it was just a lot,” the hitmaker behind “The Bones” — who performed her latest single, “To Hell and Back,” at the ACM Awards on Wednesday (Sept. 16) — said.

Watch Morris talk about her postpartum depression in the segment below.

Gigi Hadid Shows Her Baby Bump in Sweet Photo With Her Mom

Gigi Hadid’s baby bump has made another appearance.

Her mother, Yolanda Hadid, posted new snapshots on Instagram on Friday (Sept. 18) ahead of the arrival of Gigi and Zayn Malik’s child.

“Waiting patiently for her angel to be born,” Yolanda captioned the black-and-white family photos. In one, she’s hugging her daughter’s belly. In the other, she and Bella Hadid are cradling Gigi’s belly with their hands.

Before her mom posted these casual photos, Gigi had shared chic images from a professional pregnancy photo shoot in August, as well as a cute personal picture kissing “baby daddy” Zayn.

See Gigi’s adorable belly pictures below.

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Selena Gomez Shares Private Message to Facebook Leadership on Hate, Racism: ‘We Have a Serious Problem’

Selena Gomez, one of the most influential stars on social media, went public Friday night (Sept. 18) with a private message she sent to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.

Gomez, who counts 193 million followers on Facebook-owned Instagram and more than 77 million on Facebook, posted the message on Instagram Stories, calling out the Facebook founder and CEO and Sandberg, chief operating officer, with a plea to start a dialogue on the hot button issues of misinformation and hate speech.

“We have a serious problem. Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism, and bigotry,” she wrote, two days after a significant push by stars like Kim Kardashian, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Ruffalo, Dwyane Wade Katy Perry to promote #StopHateforProfit by blacking out their social media activities.

“I am calling you both to HELP STOP THIS. Please shut down groups and users focused on spreading hate speech violence and misinformation. Our future depends on it.”

Gomez then noted the upcoming election, 46 days from now.

“We cannot afford to have misinformation about voting,” she continued. “There has to be fact-checking and accountability. Hope to hear back from you ASAP.”

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Facebook for comment.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

Kanye West Thanks Eminem for Rapping on Dr. Dre Remix of ‘Use This Gospel’

Kanye West has revealed that Eminem will be featured on a Dr. Dre remix of Ye’s 2019 song “Use This Gospel.”

Yeezy took to Twitter on Friday (Sept. 18) to show his appreciation Eminem for appearing on the forthcoming track, and noted that it’s currently one of his daughter North West’s favorites from her dad’s music catalog.

“@Eminem THANK YOU FOR RAPPING ON THE DR DRE REMIX OF USE THIS GOSPEL I HAVW ALWAYS LOVED AND RESPECTED YOU AND IM HONORED TO HAVE YOU BLESS THIS SONG … ITS ALSO NORTH WEST’S FAVORITE KANYE WEST SONG OF ALL TIME,” West wrote.

“Use This Gospel” appeared on Ye’s ninth album, Jesus Is the King, in October 2019. A month after its release, Kanye announced that he was collaborating with Dr. Dre for the album’s sequel.

It’s unclear, however, when fans might be hearing new music by West. In recent days, the rapper and presidential hopeful tweeted that he’s “not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal.”

In January 2019, Ye filed a pair of lawsuits against EMI, the song publisher that has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, and against Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam and Bravado International Group. EMI sued West in March 2019 for damages after what it called in court documents a response to his “efforts to renege on his bargained-for contractual obligations to the company.” In January 2020, a settlement between West and EMI had been reached.

Earlier this summer, Kanye announced that his next album, Donda, would arrive in late July. The album, which Ye said would be accompanied by a movie, has not yet been released.