Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off October With Pumpkin-Picking ‘Sun Daze’

Jennifer Lopez jumped right into fall fun this weekend, enjoying an October outing with her family.

The singer posted a series of photos of social media Sunday night (Oct. 4), showing off a beautiful weekend.

“Sun Daze,” she captioned the snapshots, adding a trio of emojis: a jack-o-lantern, an orange heart and a sunset.

In one photo, J. Lo gazes at the camera as the sun sets over the water.

In another, she embraces her kids in a hug. Other pictures are posed among pumpkins in a field.

See her sweet family photos on Twitter.

Halsey Supports Wealth Tax & Voting for Joe Biden in Conversation With Bernie Sanders: Watch

Halsey sent a reminder to her fans to vote in this year’s election and shared a virtual segment with Bernie Sanders that addressed greed among the wealthiest people the United States.

The singer shared the first episode of her conversation with Sanders via Twitter on Sunday (Oct. 4). The video series is billed as an “intimate conversation to discuss the future of America, some of the most important issues facing our nation, and why they’ll be voting for Joe Biden in November.”

During their talk, Halsey first brought up Trump and Biden’s presidential debate from the prior week, which she described as “arguably one of the most frustrating pieces of television I’ve ever had the misfortune of witnessing.” Sanders agreed.

Halsey then opened up about growing up in a “lower class family” and now living in “the one percent,” and how that has shaped her views.

“My parents dropped out of college to have me, my father is a person of color, my mother is white, and we grew up in really, really underprivileged situations,” she explained. “My parents had access to medical assistance. I grew up in those scenarios. And now, as an adult, at 26 years old, I’m part of the one percent.”

She went on to voice support for a wealth tax and criticize those who are against the idea.

“Having that sort of shift in perspective, given the ability to kind of see things from both sides, there’s one thing that I know for a fact. It’s that for me, personally, there is no amount of money that I think is worth personally contributing to the alienation, the disenfranchisement, of millions, hundreds of millions of people across this country. Despite being in the one percent, I support the wealth tax because I believe that the people who oppose it are motivated by greed. The amount of income that I have doesn’t even make a drop in the bucket compared to these billionaires, but I wake up every single day and I never want anything, I never need anything in this small bracket of wealth that I exist in. The only reason I could imagine opposing a wealth tax that is going to make hundreds of millions of lives better and save hundreds of millions of lives because the wealth will be more evenly distributed — the only reason I can imagine opposing that is greed.”

The pair went on to discuss the “preposterous concept” of billionaires, and to think about how the landscape of wealth distribution could change under Biden’s administration.

Watch the first part of their conversation below.

Mick Fleetwood Recreates Viral ‘Dreams’ TikTok, Cran-Raspberry Juice in Hand

Mick Fleetwood is taking on the “Dreams” TikTok challenge with a smile and a swig of juice.

The Fleetwood Mac drummer gave a good-natured nod to Nathan Apodaca — the TikTok star whose video skateboarding down the road, while drinking cran-raspberry juice straight out of the bottle to the soundtrack of the band’s 1977 hit, made the rounds over the past week — in his own TikTok Sunday afternoon (Oct. 4).

“@420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different,” he captioned his take.

“It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it,” Fleetwood mouthed, lip-syncing with a grin to the camera.

The band had already given a thumbs up to original “Dreams” TikTok, and the song tripled in sales and nearly doubled in streams in the days following the viral clip making waves.

Watch Fleetwood’s clip over on TikTok.

Machine Gun Kelly Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Tickets to My Downfall’

Machine Gun Kelly earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the chart-topping arrival of his latest studio effort, Tickets to My Downfall. The set earned 126,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It was released on Sept. 25 via EST19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope, and marks the fifth top 10 effort overall for the artist.

Machine Gun Kelly has described the new album as “pop-punk,” and it was largely produced and written with Travis Barker of rock band Blink-182. Notably, Tickets to My Downfall marks the first rock album at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over a year. The last rock set to top the tally was Tool’s Fear Inoculum, which bowed at No. 1 on the Sept. 14, 2019-dated list and spent one week in charge.

Tickets also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart, Machine Gun Kelly’s first entry on the list. He previously logged six top 10s on the Top Rap Albums chart, including the chart-topping General Admission in 2015.

Machine Gun Kelly previously reached the Billboard 200’s top 10 with Hotel Diablo (No. 5, 2019), Bloom (No. 8, 2017), General Admission (No. 4, 2015) and Lace Up (No. 4, 2012).

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. 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. The new Oct. 10-dated chart (where Tickets to My Downfall starts to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s website on Oct. 6. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Tickets’ 126,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Oct. 1, album sales comprise 63,000, SEA units total 60,000 (equaling 81.1 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and TEA units comprise 3,000. Tickets logs Machine Gun Kelly’s largest week, in terms of equivalent album units earned, since the Billboard 200 began ranking albums by units in December 2014. Tickets also yields the biggest sales week ever for the artist, surpassing the 51,000 posted in the debut week of Lace Up in 2012.

Tickets’ album sales were supported by an array of merchandise/album bundles sold via Machine Gun Kelly’s official webstore. The set also sold well with more conventional music sellers, such as iTunes and Target (the latter carried an exclusive version of the album sporting bonus tracks). Tickets was also reissued in a deluxe format on Sept. 30 across digital retail and streaming services (dubbed the Sold Out Deluxe edition), with six bonus tracks.

Among the tracks leading the streaming charge from the album are “My Ex’s Best Friend,” with Blackbear; “Forget Me Too,” with Halsey and “Bloody Valentine.” Preceding the album’s arrival, the set notched a pair of top 10 hits on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart with “Bloody Valentine” (No. 3) and “My Ex’s Best Friend” (No. 6). On the Alternative Songs airplay chart, the album yielded Machine Gun Kelly’s first top 10 hit on the list, with “Blood Valentine” having peaked at No. 2 on the most recently published tally (dated Oct. 3).

Meanwhile, Tickets grants Interscope Records its sixth No. 1 of 2020, after Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die, Lady Gaga’s Chromatica, DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby, Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By and Selena Gomez’s Rare. Tickets also brings Bad Boy Records back to No. 1 for the first time since 2008, when Danity Kane’s Welcome to the Dollhouse and Day26’s self-titled album went back-to-back atop the list (April 5-12, 2008).  

Machine Gun Kelly leads a busy top 10, as Tickets is one of six albums that bow in the region — the most in nearly two years. Also starting in the top 10 are new efforts from SuperM, Joji, Deftones, Carrie Underwood and Tory Lanez. 

K-pop supergroup SuperM debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with the act’s first full-length album, Super One: The 1st Album, which bows with 104,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 101,000 are from album sales, 3,000 from SEA units (equaling 5.2 million in on-demand streams of the set’s tracks) and a negligible sum from TEA units.

The set’s sales were bolstered by many merchandise/album bundles sold via the group’s official webstores, including a range of items co-branded with Marvel. In addition, sales were encouraged by more than a dozen variants of the album released across digital and CD formats, including a Target-exclusive version with different packaging and a poster. As is usual for many K-pop acts, the CD editions of the album were issued in elaborate collectible packaging containing such items as a poster and a postcard.

Super One: The 1st Album follows the act’s introductory EP, SuperM: The 1st Mini Album, which debuted at No. 1 in 2019 with 168,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week.

Joji notches his second top 10 album, as Nectar debuts at No. 3 with 92,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that figure, 50,000 are from SEA units (equaling 71.13 million in on-demand streams of the set’s songs), 41,000 from album sales and less than 1,000 from TEA units. Nectar’s sales were enhanced by merchandise/album bundles sold via Joji’s official webstore.

Nectar secures Joji’s biggest week, both in terms of equivalent album units earned and album sales, beating his previous high, logged with the debut week of his last release, Ballads 1 (57,000 units; 34,000 sales). Ballads 1 also marked his previous top 10 set, bowing and peaking at No. 3 (Nov. 10, 2018-dated chart).

While Tickets to My Downfall and Super One both had CD editions available widely at retail, Nectar had a limited number of CDs available through Joji’s webstore. Tickets sold 16,000 on CD, while Super One shifted 61,000. Nectar moved just under 2,000 CDs. Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon descends from No. 2 to No. 4 with 71,000 equivalent album units earned (down 5 percent).

Rock band Deftones drives in at No. 5 with its new studio album Ohms, launching with 49,000 equivalent album units earned. It’s the sixth top 10 effort for the group.

Of Ohms’ starting sum, 43,000 are from album sales, 6,000 from SEA units (equaling 7.97 million in on-demand streams of the set’s songs) and a negligible number of TEA units.

Ohms was a hot seller on vinyl, as well, selling 14,000 vinyl copies, and was the top selling vinyl LP of the week. (It debuts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart.)

Ohms comes 25 years after the release of the band’s first album, Adrenaline, in October of 1995. Adrenaline didn’t make the Billboard 200 chart, but it did peak at No. 23 in 1996 on Heatseekers Albums (Billboard’s developing artists albums chart). The band inked its first entry on the Billboard 200 with its second set, Around the Fur, which peaked at No. 29 in 1997. The group later racked up top 10s with White Pony (No. 3, 2000), its self-titled set (No. 2, 2003), Saturday Night Wrist (No. 10, 2006), Diamond Eyes (No. 6, 2010) and Gore (No. 2, 2016).

A pair of previous No. 1 albums are next on the new Billboard 200, as Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die dips 5-6 with 48,000 equivalent album units earned (down 7 percent) and Taylor Swift’s Folklore falls 1-7 with 45,000 units (down 48 percent).

Carrie Underwood rings in the Christmas season early, as her first holiday album, My Gift, debuts at No. 8. Of that figure, 41,000 are from album sales, 1,000 from SEA units (equaling 1.9 million in on-demand streams of the set’s songs) and 1,000 from TEA units.

My Gift is Underwood’s eighth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 — the entirety of her releases. Underwood first visited the Billboard 200 chart nearly 15 years ago, with her debut studio effort Some Hearts (No. 2, Dec. 3, 2005-dated chart).

YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s former No. 1 Top falls from No. 3 to No. 9 in its third week, with 42,000 equivalent album units earned (down 33 percent). Tory Lanez wraps up the new top 10, as Daystar debuts at No. 10 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that figure 34,000 are from SEA units (equaling 47.7 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), 2,000 from album sales and a negligible figure from TEA units.

Daystar is the artist’s sixth total and consecutive top 10, and his second of 2020, following The New Toronto 3 (debut and peak at No. 2 on the April 25-dated chart).

Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of Oct. 5

With the number of cases of the coronavirus on the rise again in nearly half of the states, why not stay home and stay healthy while being entertained by some of your favorite musicians?

There are numerous world-famous acts taking the stage from empty venues and their homes this week. Among them are K-pop superstars BTS, who’ll be performing on Radio.com, a benefit show by Gloria Estefan and the cast of Hamilton, Charli XCX doing a set from her latest album, a weekend concert series by Hanson, and much, much more.

Since the global coronavirus pandemic, artists around the world have canceled their tours and have instead entertained and connected with fans via socially distanced livestreamed shows. Below is a list of music events you can enjoy the week of Oct. 5 from the comfort of your couch. We’ll update the list as more events are announced.


Oct. 6: BTS joins Radio.com for a live performance, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The event streams on Radio.comFacebook and Twitter.

Oct. 7: Linda Perry joins “SohoMuse Presents Voices” in honor of LGBTQ history month. The former 4 Non Blondes lead singer will be joining the virtual event’s co-founder for a one-on-one discussion that begins at 8 p.m. ET. Visit SohoMuse’s website for an invite.

Oct. 8: Gloria Estefan and the cast of Hamilton will be performing during The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which is going virtual this year. The event will be livestreamed, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available through the Buoniconti website; all proceeds will benefit Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Jason Isbell, Smith & Myers, American Authors and more are performing as part of Sound Mind Live’s “Come Together virtual music festival. The benefit concert is celebrating World Mental Health Day. It begins at 8 p.m. ET on Relix’s YouTube channel. The show benefits affiliates of National Alliance on Mental Illness; donations can be made here.

Oct. 9.: Charli XCX will be performing her album How I’m Feeling Now for the first time in a livestream concert on TIDAL and the Venues app. “It’s been so strange not being able to perform this body of work yet, so I’m really excited to be able to bring how I’m feeling now to life with TIDAL,” she said in a statement. “It’s gonna be super cute, I can’t wait.” The show begins at 9 p.m. ET. Register to watch the show on Oculus’ website.

All Time Low is performing the entirety of Wake Up, Sunshine in a livestream show that was taped in July. The set kicks off their Basement Noise Concert Series, which will include four other shows, with the band members each curating one set: Oct. 23 will be Rian’s; Nov. 13 Zack’s; Dec. 4 Alex’s; and Dec. 18 Jack’s. Tickets go on sale Sept. 30 on the band’s website.

Rufus Wainwright is doing a virtual livestream tour of his nine studio albums in chronological order. The first show will feature the artist performing from his self-titled debut, and begins at 5 p.m. ET. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Check out Veeps.com for tickets and the rest of the show dates.

Dave Koz is celebrating the release of his new album, A New Day, with a livestream event. He’ll be performing new songs as well as hits from his Southern California studio, premiere a new video, and answer fan questions. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET on LoopedLive.com. Tickets are $15; a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCare’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

Scarypoolparty is livestreaming a set from L.A.’s The Roxy. He’ll be playing the entirety of Exit Form and Doom Hologram for the first time. Tickets begin at $10.

Oct. 9-11: Hanson are kicking off their first livestream concert series in October from Cain’s Ballroom to help promote and support independent music venues. The pop-rock trio will be doing three shows each month through January, with each month featuring a new theme. October’s will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hanson’s The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric. Members of the Hanson.net community will also have the chance to snag a very limited number of in-person tickets; social distancing guidelines will be followed. Tickets for the October dates are on sale now; for more information and all show dates, visit Hanson.net.

Oct. 10: The Verve Pipe are playing a ticketed livestream show featuring some of their hits, including “The Freshmen,” as well as debut new music. “This will be a live stream like no other; an inside look at the band’s creative process,” frontman Brian Vander Ark said in a statement. “In addition to playing the favorites and telling some of the stories behind them, I’ll be introducing two new songs to the band for the first time, and we’ll work them out live in front of the virtual audience.” The set begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets can be purchased here.

Industrial supergroup Pigface is helping support local concert venues with its “Everywhere All At Once” livestream. The set to be featured was filmed Nov. 30, 2019, at Thalia Hall in Louisville, Ky. Before the show begins streaming, there will be a Q&A session with the band, special guest performances, and an auction featuring rare Pigface merch. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET; tickets start at $15. Half of the proceeds will benefit venues; there are currently 65 venues participating.

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Usher Shares Uplifting ‘This Day’ from Netflix’s ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’

Usher is celebrating the holidays early this year with a brand new song.

The 41-year-old R&B singer debuted his uplifting new track “This Day,” featuring Kiana Ledé, on music streaming services Saturday (Oct. 3). The track will appear in the upcoming Netflix original holiday movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, arriving Nov. 13.

In addition to appearing during the end credits of the upcoming musical film, “This Day” will also be included on the Jingle Jangle’s accompanying soundtrack, which features original music by John Legend. The soundtrack will be released Nov. 13 through Atlantic Records.

Written and directed by David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey stars Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin, Anika Noni Rose and newcomer Madalen Mills.

Hear Usher’s “This Day” and watch the trailer for Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey below.

Tommy Lee Reveals He ‘Was Drinking 2 Gallons’ of Vodka a Day: ‘I Was Drinking Out of Boredom’

Tommy Lee is no stranger to partying hard, and the Motley Crue drummer revealed in a new interview that he was doing so as recently as about a year ago.

The rocker told Yahoo! Entertainment he’ll mark his one-year anniversary of being sober in about two weeks. “I’ve been sort of on and off for a long time,” he explained about his sobriety. “I go through these phases where I want to live a different life and f–k all the dumb s–t. Then I decide, ‘You know what, I don’t want to live like that anymore. I want to have fun and play and be f–ked up and stupid.'”

Lee revealed that it his last round of bingeing that he realized he needed to stop. According to the rocker, he wasn’t touring at the time, simply enjoying doing nothing at home.

“I literally did nothing. I would just float around drink and f–king drink! And what’s crazy, I didn’t notice it until towards the end of it when I was like, ‘Oh, dude, I gotta stop. This is f–king insane,'” he explained. “I was drinking out of boredom. I would just wake up and build all vodka and a little eyedropper of cranberry or lemonade or something — literally straight vodka. I was drinking 2 gallons — not pints — gallons, the big handles, A DAY. That’s f–king crazy!”

“What’s important is I realized, ‘Whoa, dude, you’re drinking enough to like, you could probably die.’ And it wasn’t even phasing me,” he admitted. “I just became immune to it, and realized, ‘Whoa, this is a lot! This isn’t good.’ So it was time for me to pump the breaks and just get rid of it for a while.”

Lee, who married Brittany Furlan on Valentine’s Day last year, said that his wife also helped him realize he needed to curb his drinking. “She was like, ‘Baby, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody drink that much. You’re kind of scaring me,'” he recalled. “She was definitely concerned, and her concern obviously helped in my decision to just go get out of here.”

The drummer said he went to rehab for a month and also saw his doctor, who was shocked by his test results. “He’s like, ‘Dude, I don’t know what the deal is with you, but your liver’s fine, you’re super healthy, what are you made of?!'” Lee said of his physician’s reaction. “I’m like, ‘Did you get my papers mixed up with another guy named Lee?!'”

But he knows how lucky he is to be so healthy after all of the drinking he’s done. “I must have a horse shoe stuck in my butt! I’m really lucky, I’m grateful,” he shared. “I was doing some pretty serious damage that probably would’ve hurt anybody else pretty badly.”

Nowadays, the rocker is preparing to release another solo album. Titled Andro, Lee said that the record — set to drop Oct. 16 — is “pretty wild.” And in the meantime,  he’s staying sober, at least for now.

“I don’t know if it’s a forever thing,” Lee said of his sobriety. “For now, I’m not drinking vodka today.”

Watch his full interview below.