Lisa Marie Presley Shares Heartbreaking Birthday Message to ‘Angel’ Son Benjamin Keough

Benjamin Keough would have celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday (Oct. 21), and his mother Lisa Marie Presley took to Instagram to honor her son gone too soon.

“My beautiful beautiful angel, I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven. My heart and soul went with you,” she wrote in a poignant message alongside a photo of Keough at a past birthday party, wearing a birthday hat in front of a cake lit with candles. “The depth of the pain is suffocating and bottomless without you every moment of every day. I will never be the same.”

“Please wait for me my love, and hold my hand while I stay to continue to protect and raise your little sisters and to be here for Riley. I know you would want that,” she continued.  “Happy Birthday my sweet sweet Boy. You were much too good for this world.”

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on July 14 that Keough’s official cause of death was a shotgun wound and the manner of death was ruled suicide. Earlier this month, he was laid to rest in Meditation Garden at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former residence.

Presley’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter at the time, “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Luis Fonsi Urges Fans to Vote at 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards: ‘We’ve Become a Divided Country’

Prior to performing “Perfecta” and nabbing the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade award for “Despacito” at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday night, Luis Fonsi opened up about the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

“We’ve become a divided country and I don’t like it. I think it’s time to raise our voice,” he told Billboard on the red carpet. “My message, especially to Latinos, is go out and vote for who you want to vote for. I think now, more than ever, our voice is so important and to celebrate each other and come together and to figure it out with respect.”

Fonsi’s message comes a month after he showed up to a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Florida in support of Joe Biden, where he introduced Biden to the crowd and the former vice president paid him back by using “Despacitio” as his entrance song.

For Fonsi, “Despacito,” which he released in 2017 in collaboration with Daddy Yankee and recently surpassed 7 billion views on YouTube, is the gift that keeps on giving.

“It’s a blessing and I don’t take anything for granted,” he said. “We’re almost four years in and I still celebrate it and pinch myself and I still thank everyone involved.”

Watch the complete interview above.

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Clean Bandit, Mabel & 24kGldn’s ‘Tick Tock’ Clocks Into Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10

Clean Bandit and Mabel hit the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Oct. 24) as “Tick Tock,” featuring 24kGoldn, rises 12-10. It’s the sixth career top 10 for Clean Bandit and the first each for Mabel and 24kGoldn.

The song earned 1.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Oct. 15, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Clean Bandit topped the chart for three weeks in 2014 with “Rather Be,” featuring Jess Glynne. Along with “Tick Tock,” the UK outfit’s other top 10s are: “Rockabye,” featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie (No. 2, 2017); “Symphony,” featuring Zara Larsson (No. 10, 2017); “I Miss You,” featuring Julia Michaels (No. 6, 2018); and “Solo,” featuring Demi Lovato (No. 4, 2018).

Looking upward on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the lead flips for the third straight week as surf mesa returns for a second frame on top with “ily,” featuring Emilee. The track first hit No. 1 two weeks earlier and then gave way to SAINt JHN’s 23rd week at the summit with “Roses (Imanbek Remix).” “ily” logged 46.2 million in all-format airplay audience and 4.9 million streams and sold 3,000 downloads in the tracking week.

On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “ily” achieves a new peak, bounding 41-28. 24kGldn crowns the chart for the first time, as “Mood,” featuring iann dior, jumps 4-1.

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Anabel Englund achieves her second top 10 with “Picture Us” (11-7). The track follows Englund’s “So Hot,” which hit No. 2 in May. “Picture” is snapping up core-dance radio attention on such leaders as Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters).

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, David Guetta and Sia soar 18-8 with “Let’s Love.” It’s Guetta’s record-extending 27th top 10 and Sia’s sixth. The song is logging airplay on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, KQPS Palm Springs, Calif., and iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio, among others.

Meanwhile, Marshmello and Demi Lovato dart 16-9 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “OK Not to Be OK.” Marshmello’s ninth top 10 and Lovato’s fourth is likewise earning support on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel and iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio, as well as iHeartRadio’s Evolution Network.