It looks like Niall Horan will become the first member of One Direction to release a second solo album.
On Twitter, Niall wrote, “Earlier this year, I had the honour of recording some tracks from [my 0=”album”] Flicker with a 45-piece orchestra in Dublin. I’m delighted to announce the release of Flicker feat. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra on 7th December.”
He added that the album will be available on CD in all record stores in his home country of Ireland, and on his website, NiallHoran.com.
Niall’s debut solo album Flicker came out in 2017 and hit No. 1 on the chart. While speaking on George Ezra’s podcast, Niall revealed that he’s hoping to channel the “funky sexiness” of his hit song “Slow Hands.” “That’s what I’ll aim for next time, not so much electric but that bit of dirt; yeah, dirt is the word,” Niall shared. He also shared that he’s looking to Coldplay for some inspiration with the record too.
Harry Styles and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have also released No. 1 solo albums. Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have yet to release a solo album.
Katy Perry has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest paid women in music for 2018 ahead of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
Katy performed 80 shows as part of her Witness tour and served as a judge on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. The pop star will be returning to the judges table for Season 17.
Here’s The Full Forbes’ List:
Katy Perry ($83 million)
Taylor Swift ($80 million)
Beyoncé ($60 million)
Pink ($52 million)
Lady Gaga ($50 million)
Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
Rihanna ($37.5 million)
Helene Fischer [Russian-German 0=”singer”] ($32 million)
Celine Dion ($31 million)
Britney Spears ($30 million)
Jason Derulo is the latest artist to join the star-studded cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. He will star alongside previously announced cast members James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and Rebel Wilson. Production is due to begin next month.
Mariah Carey recently posted a photo on Instagram with former NFL star and activist Colin Kaepernick that has drawn mixed reactions from fans. Mariah captioned the photo: “Such an honor to meet @kaepernick7 today.” Then the backlash came – one person commented, “I’m about to delete you from my Instagram feed” and “OMG! Nooo Mariah…you were one of my favorites.”
In other Mariah Carey news, she says she isn’t mad that a fan faked a proposal at one of her concerts in Las Vegas just to meet her backstage. Mariah told a fan who admitted his big lie during a call-in segment on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week, “You know what, I can’t believe you did that, but I ain’t mad at ya,” When Mariah asked if he’s married now, the fan replied, “Uh, no, darling. No.” Mariah responded by laughing and telling him, “Even more reason why I’m not mad at ya.”
If you’ve been looking forward to the annual unveiling of the Kardashian family holiday card, brace yourself. Kim Kardashian West hinted on Twitter yesterday that the card may not happen this year. Kim’s comment came in response to a fan who tweeted, “I feel with the drama that happened last year, we may not get a Kardashian Christmas card this year. I’ll be cool with a West family one tho!” Kim retweeted the post from her Twitter account and wrote, “Wow, reading my mind.” The family has been putting out a special holiday photo for years, but the toll of Scott Disick’s controversial romance with Sofia Richie, Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal and Kanye’s political shenanigans may prove too much for the family this year.
Michael B. Jordan has admitted that he’s slid into fans’ DMs in the past. The Creed 2star made the reveal on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, when the episode’s co-host Chrissy Teigen asked, “Have you ever hooked up via direct messages?” “Yes, I have,” Michael said without hesitation. “I have, I have, I have, I have. I’m human, I’m human. Not often, but yes, I have.” Michael proceeded to pimp out her assistant to the 31-year-old heartthrob, telling him, “My assistant is actually going to try to DM you right after this. She’s ready for kids, everything.” While Michael thanked Chrissy for the connection, he said he’s gonna “ease on into” starting a family.
It sounds like we’ll be hearing wedding bells for Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger in the not-too-distant future. My source says Chris has been turning down work to spend more time with her. The two only started dating in July, but apparently Chris is planning on popping the questions soon.
Did David Guetta put a ring on it? The French DJ’s model girlfriend Jessica Ledon was spotted wearing a sizable diamond wing while the couple hung out at a Miami beach on Monday. David, who is 51, has been dating 24-year-old model Jessica since 2015, when he finalized his divorce from his wife of 20-plus years. Reps for David did not immediately return the publication’s request for comment.