If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Adele sets off to Germany for summer shows, talks of SZA and Paramore Collab on the rise, and Céline Dion gets real about her medical condition—this is what you missed.
Adele’s Settling In Germany For The Summer
After her Vegas residency, Adele announced four exclusive concerts in Munich, Germany, on August 2-3 and 9-10, marking her first European performances since 2016. The British pop superstar will perform at an 80,000-capacity open-air venue created exclusively for these shows. These concerts are a one-off, bespoke pop-up stadium experience. Ticket registration for the Munich shows is open on Adele’s website until February 5.
SZA Confirms Collab With Paramore
SZA has confirmed in an interview with Apple Music that a collaboration with Paramore is “in the works.” This revelation follows Hayley Williams expressing her admiration for SZA in a previously unreleased part of a Rolling Stone interview, where Williams mentioned their mutual desire to create an “alternative-leaning” song together. Williams had been actively manifesting this collaboration for months and, in a podcast interview, mentioned sending weekly texts to SZA to make it happen. SZA, the most-nominated artist at the upcoming Grammy Awards, acknowledged reaching out to Williams for advice during the creation of her album SOS. The collaboration seems to be a significant step closer to reality.
Billy Joel Back After 17 Years
The Piano Man himself is recording new music. Billy Joel has released “Turn the Lights Back On”, his first original song in 17 years. The romantic ballad, produced by Freddy Wexler, serves as a message to long-awaiting fans. Joel reflects on time and reconnecting in the lyrics, questioning if he waited too long to “turn the lights back on.” Despite a hiatus since 2007, Joel, who will perform the song at the Grammys, expressed openness to new music in a 2019 interview. The singer is set to headline baseball stadiums, with Stevie Nicks, Sting, and Rod Stewart as opening acts, and concludes his Madison Square Garden residency on July 25.
Canadian Icon, Céline Dion, has announced a new documentary, “I Am Céline Dion”, which sheds light on her rare neurological condition, stiff-person syndrome (SPS). Filmed over the past two years, the documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor, aims to raise awareness about SPS and documents Dion’s journey in managing the condition while continuing to perform for her fans. Acquired by Amazon MGM Studios, the feature-length documentary will be available on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories, though no release date has been provided.
Tracy Chapman X Luke Combs Set To Perform At Grammys
Tracy Chapman is set to perform her iconic song “Fast Car” with Luke Combs at the 2024 Grammys. Chapman, who hasn’t performed publicly in years, will join Combs for a duet during the ceremony. Combs’ cover of “Fast Car” made history by topping Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, making Chapman the first Black woman with sole songwriting credit on a Number One country hit. Despite her last tour in 2009, Chapman has performed for cameras only three times. The collaboration comes after Combs’ successful country rendition of the song reached Number Two on the Hot 100 and earned CMA awards for Song and Single of the year. Chapman expressed gratitude for the song’s continued success and embraced its unexpected presence on the country charts.