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Lil Nas X Reveals a Potential Collab with Miley Cyrus

In an interview posted on Wednesday, January 6th, Lil Nas X revealed  that the global crisis impacted his plans to record with Miley Cyrus.

While the rapper didn’t share which song he had hoped to turn into a collaboration with Miley, he did spill about the last time he’d been in touch with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, who collaborated with him on his breakout No. 1 hit “Old Town Road” back in 2019. “The last thing that texted Billy Ray Cyrus was, like, how was he doing, maybe a month or so ago? Yeah.”

“I had plans to work on this one song with Miley earlier last year, and then the pandemic happened,” he told host Andy Cohen during an appearance on Andy Cohen Live. “So we didn’t get to, like, meet up or anything. But, you know, maybe it’ll happen now.”

Lil Nas X released his latest single “Holiday” in November, just days before his groundbreaking virtual concert event, The Lil Nas X Concert Experience. The star’s official debut album is expected to drop some time in 2021.

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Kelly Clarkson is “Rare” in New Kellyoke Performance

On Wednesday, January 6th, Kelly Clarkson kicked The Kelly Clarkson Show with a sparkling rendition of Selena Gomez’s “Rare.”

“It feels like you don’t care/ Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?/ I’m always there/ You don’t do the same for me/ That’s not fair/ I don’t have it all/ I’m not claiming to/ But I know that I’m special, yeah/ And I’ll bet there’s somebody else out there/ To tell me I’m rare/ Make me feel rare,”

Clarkson performed her interpretation almost exactly one year since Gomez dropped her third solo album, also titled Rare, on Jan. 10, 2019. Led by No. 1 hit “Lose You to Love Me,” the LP earned the pop star her third consecutive chart-topper on the Billboard 200. The title track, meanwhile, was released as the album’s third single, and eventually peaked at No. 30.

Kelly Clarkson often references  being hard at work on her upcoming ninth studio album in conversation on her talk show. The as-yet-untitled studio set will be the superstar’s first in the wake of her split with husband and manager Brandon Blackstock, after filing for divorce back in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch her “Rare” performance here.

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Jennifer Lopez Launches JLo Beauty

Jennifer Lopez introduces JLo Beauty, a luxurious skincare collection infused with the expertise and experience of the iconic, ageless beauty and developed by Ascendant Beauty LLC, a joint venture between Guthy-Renker and BRX GR LLC. A global superstar, Jennifer Lopez is celebrated for her boundless talent, multihyphenate career, relentless work ethic, limitless approach to life and an undimmable beauty that only gets better with age. Unsurprisingly, the number one question she’s asked is her secret to flawless, timeless, radiant skin — the “JLo Glow” that’s become a hallmark.

Like Jennifer herself, JLo Beauty is a force: powerhouse ingredients in rare combinations delivering uncompromising results for one groundbreaking authority in agelessness. Determined from the beginning to create luxe formulas that work as hard as she does, Jennifer carefully curated this game-changing, high-performance skincare collection. The collection she spent decades searching out.

It all stems from Jennifer’s long-time beauty philosophy based on The Five S’s: sleep, sunscreen, serum, supplements and sano. Inspired by the Spanish phrase, vivir sano, Jennifer has always committed to living a healthy, sane life. While Jennifer can’t bottle sleep or sano, her approach to life has informed an edited line-up of multitasking formulas that make self-care more simple — and a sensorial experience that serves as a daily reminder that beauty is an inside job.

“I want people to know that this is deeply meaningful for me, that it’s personal. Now I want to share what I’ve learned with people everywhere. You want to know how I got my skin, how I look this way? This is how. This is how I live my life and it’s pretty simple.” — Jennifer Lopez, Founder, JLo Beauty

Check out the brand here.

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Halsey Announces Her Latest Venture “About Face”

Created by multimedia, award-winning artist and bestselling author Halsey, about-face is a multidimensional color beauty brand rooted in innovation, self-expression and high-performance with customer experience as its highest priority. Set to launch direct-to-consumer via on January 25, 2021, about-face celebrates the many facets and forms of expression that live in each person. about-face provides the tools to create looks that highlight authenticity and uniqueness in every form, recognizing that there is no one version of us. Delivering a powerful promise to perform, the highly-pigmented, longwear formulas meet bold individualism, elevating all faces and empowering everyone to share their voice and vision through makeup. Inspired by music, fashion and art, about-face honors inclusivity, acceptance, experimentation and the democratization of beauty for our multiple identities.

Halsey, a self-taught makeup artist, has always taken ownership of what makes her feel most beautiful, creating and applying her own looks for performances, editorials and music videos. A true makeup junkie, she has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, application methods, and best-in-class products from drugstore heroes to luxury leaders. Perfecting her craft, she was often blending, cocktailing and color-correcting to achieve levels of vibrancy, pigment intensity and shine. From this extensive base knowledge of beauty she created a brand rooted in performance-driven formulations that deliver the finish and quality in products that are hard-working over hype.

“Makeup is an art and art is about happy accidents, not any one ideal of perfection,” said Halsey, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of about-face. “I always feel the most free when I am creating looks without following any rules. The beauty industry has norms, but I want to encourage people to challenge those standards and allow things to be imperfect and fun.”

The about-face launch collection embodies Halsey’s personal style and love of diverse beauty, initially with three distinct franchises – Light Lock, Matte, and Shadowstick. Light Lock, her signature face highlighter range with stratospheric shine, includes Stick, Powder, Fluid and Lip Gloss. The Matte range of velvety smooth, creaseless, high-intensity colors consists of Paint-It Matte Lip Colors, Matte Fix Lip Pencils and Matte Fluid Eye Paint, as well as a Set and Prime Spray with application sponge for face. Shadowsticks are precise, multi-tasking cream eyeshadow crayons that feature soft pearly pastels, as well as a high intensity matte velvet in white, teal blue and black for a range of looks for liner and lids. The launch consists of 10 product categories (inclusive of beauty tools and limited edition cosmetic bags) across a total of 40 skus. All about-face products are formulated to be vegan, clean, and cruelty free. Prices range from $17.00 to $32.00.

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Kane Brown, Dua Lipa and More were Featured on “Hello 2021”

On Tuesday, December 29th, YouTube Originals officially the full lineup for their virtual New Year’s Eve celebration, “Hello 2021: the Americas.” The star studded evening featured appearances from Jimmy Fallon, Naomi Campbell, Ne-Yo, Yungblud, David Blaine, Hunter Hayes, Finneas, Zara Larsson, James Blunt and more.

The “Americas” virtual event was hosted by Juanpa Zurita and Storm Reid, and the duo brought together this year’s biggest stars and public figures, plus musical performances from Dua Lipa, J Balvin, YG, Karol G and Kane Brown.

“Hello 2021” also hosted events in the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan and India. Check out the “Americas” celebration here.

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