April 26 marked Melania Trump's 47th birthday!
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our @FLOTUS, Melania!"
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Gotta honor the best!
We're just over two months away from the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, but the list of nominees is phenomenal!
Unsurprisingly, Bey leads the field with NINE nominations for Lemonade including Album of the Year and Song of the Year! The Queen's nine nods bring her career total to 62 making her the MOST-nominated female artist in Grammy history! If Jay Z's wife is able to win eight of the categories, she'll have 28 total awards and surpass country star Alison Krauss as the winningest female!
Ch-ch-check out all the nominees (below) and let us know who you think should win album of the year!
He gave her a run for her money… and didn't even come close!
The 26-year-old has already topped two of Forbes' End of the Year lists so far in 2016 — highest paid female in music and highest paid celeb under 30 — but she can officially add another superlative to her résumé: Highest paid musician!!!
We guess $170 MILLION in a single year was just too much for her peers to compete with!
However, TayTay's not the only one making the big bucks…
In fact, Forbes' countdown out Wednesday includes 30 of the biggest acts in the industry — it's just too bad Justin Bieber's $56 million only put him at No. 13!!
Ch-ch-check out all 30 of Forbes' Highest Paid Musicians of 2016 list (below)!!!
What an honor!
Following a long and accomplished career in the industry, Kenny was finally given the coveted award to the delight of the audience and his many fans. Considering Chesney has been churning out hits since 1994, we think the homage is well-deserved!
After Peyton Manning gifted the star the award, he delivered a passionate and emotional acceptance speech praising all the people who helped him make it to the top.
Not only was the 48-year-old message's incredibly humble, but so was his final parting words to the crowd:
"Thanks for giving me an amazing life."
Aww… how sweet!
Renée Zellweger is an open book these days!
In an interview with the Advocate, Renée discussed her failed marriage to Kenny Chesney and why she annulled their 2005 brief marriage over "fraud", a charge which led many to suspect the country singer was gay.
Now Zellweger is FINALLY speaking out on the issue and and naturally we're all ears!
According to the actress, the scandal isn't something she conveniently "forgot" about… a claim which is just CRAZY considering the drama of the split still follows Chesney to this day! The scandal was a big deal back in 2005!
The beauty went on to dish:
"I forgot about that. It's a pretty big thing to forget, isn't it? That made me sad. It made me sad that somehow people were using that as a way to be cruel and calling someone gay as a pejorative, which has fateful consequences. Of course, there's the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all."
Well we do agree the 47-year-old on that point. It's never okay to use someone's sexuality as an insult!
So, why didn't the star ever speak out on the issue if it made her feel so bad?
Country crossover is all the rage right now!!
The song, with audio released and available for download as of Friday, is part of Chesney's upcoming album Cosmic Hallelujah that will be available on October 28.
Featured on the track, Pink sounds great doing her thing, and couples really well with Chesney's southern twang — it sounds great!
Ch-ch-check it out (below)!!!
Summer is right around the corner, which means Good Morning America is about to heat up with all-star performances!
The ABC morning program has announced the lineup for its 2016 Summer Concert Series, which features 14 weeks of music's biggest artists performing their hits from SummerStage in New York City.
Kicking off the series on May 20 is Ariana Grande, who is set to perform songs from her upcoming album, Dangerous Woman, along with more of her No. 1 hits!
This is GMA's hottest lineup yet, so it looks like ABC is hoping for some scorching ratings before Michael Strahan officially joins the team in September.
Ch-ch-check out the full lineup and schedule (below) and catch the summer concert series Fridays on ABC!
Taylor Swift had one hell of a 2015!
With the mega success of her Grammy-winning album 1989, and her epically lucrative 1989 World Tour, the New Romantics songstress was the top earner of last year!
Swifty absolutely slayed the competition, earning a whopping $73.5 million largely thanks to her tour — which cashed in $61.7M for her 2015 haul.
But other factors like album sales and streaming sales helped — and even Ryan Adams' 1989 cover album helped make the pop star the top earner of publishing royalties!
While Swift's success isn't that surprising, the rest of the top ten earners may be…
Coming in at number 2 is