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. Ariana Grande confirms 2024 Album, Matt Healy teases new music, & Shakira is a bronze statue in her hometown —this is what you missed.
Ariana Grande Confirms New Album In 2024
Ariana Grande has officially announced her return to music in 2024 with the release of her seventh album. The pop star, who took a break to focus on other projects, shared photos and videos on Instagram giving fans a glimpse of her recent time in the studio. The posts included a range of emotions, with Grande joking about the different moods of the upcoming album. She also shared a video indicating that the album’s completion is near. Grande, who hasn’t released an album since 2020, teased her new project on Instagram earlier in the month and sent gifts to fans, confirming her comeback with a handwritten note that says, “See you next year”.
Shakira Has Been Made Into A Statue For Her Hometown
The hometown of Colombian pop star Shakira, Barranquilla, unveiled a 20-feet-tall bronze statue of the singer in one of her iconic belly dancing outfits. The monument, located along the Magdalena River, portrays Shakira with her hips swaying and arms raised. A plaque commemorates her birth on Feb. 2, 1977, stating that she possesses a heart that composes, hips that don’t lie, a voice that moves masses, and feet that walk for the good of children and humanity. This isn’t Barranquilla’s first Shakira statue; a previous one from 2006 stands near the local soccer stadium. Shakira expressed gratitude to the sculptor and Barranquilla’s public art academy, praising the “enormous talent” of the city’s citizens.
Matt Healy Teasing A New Music In 2024
Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, has hinted at the possibility of a new album, either for the band or as a solo project. After concluding The 1975’s North American tour, Healy took a break and returned to social media, sharing a meme expressing his intention to create an exceptional album. He followed this by posting a screen recording of unreleased demos and potential track ideas stored on his phone, with titles like “ringbox1,” “this love 140bpm,” and “3011.” The nature of these demos, whether for a new 1975 album or a solo record, remains unclear.
Paul McCartney Is One With Shakespeare
Paul McCartney has revealed that William Shakespeare’s Hamlet subconsciously inspired The Beatles’ song “Let It Be.” McCartney shared on the McCartney: A Life in Lyrics podcast that the phrase “let it be” came to him in a dream where his mother, Mary McCartney, spoke the words. He later discovered that in Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2, when poisoned, Hamlet says, “Let be” and later repeats, “But let it be Horatio.” McCartney, who studied Shakespeare in school, connected the phrase from his dream to his exposure to Hamlet’s lines, and this inspiration played a role in the creation of “Let It Be.”