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Justin Bieber has apologised for swearing at reporters, claiming he was just doing an impression from Australian TV show Summer Heights High.

The Sorry singer, who is on tour Down Under, was caught on camera telling reporters and paparazzi to “f**k off” and “f**k you” before flipping the bird with both hands when they attempted to chat to him as he relaxed on Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island Resort, situated on the Noosa River in Queensland.

However, Justin has insisted it was just a misunderstanding and he wasn’t having an outburst, he was simply imitating Jonah, a vulgar, disobedient Tongan student character in the Australian mockumentary comedy series.

“I said ‘puck you’ miss, there’s a difference between bullying him and joking around. I was joking around” Justin said in Jonah’s accent in a self-taped Instagram video, which was interspersed with typed questions.

Following one which asks if he will apologise, Justin adopts the Jonah persona for a series of quick clips in different locations. In one, he says “Sorry Ben”, referring to the reporter, followed by a clip of him saying “motherf**ker” and pretending to get ready to fight. In the next, he says “Sorry” with a sad, forlorn look on his face, before explaining, “I was doing it for fun. You just didn’t get that it was fun.”

However, he continued his mocking video by asking the newsreader who reported the outburst, “You on your period or what, Miss?”, because she was angered by his original cursing.

After a typed sentence appears on screen stating the news team didn’t find his joke amusing, he told them to watch more MTV, such as prank show Punk’d.

“I could tell them a Knock Knock joke and they wouldn’t even think it was funny. I was punking him, sir. Watch MTV for once, sir,” he teased.

During his Australian trip, Justin also threw a party on a boat in Melbourne and invited several women aboard, including Instagram model and married mother-of-one Kaysha Louise, according to MailOnline. The outlet reports the women were made to sign non-disclosure agreements and hand over their phones before joining the party.

The 23-year-old moves onto New Zealand after performing in Sydney on Wednesday night (15Mar17),

 

-Via Music-News

Now that the iHeartRadio Music Awards are over, we have taken the opportunity to list all the winners and the losers below.

Innovator Award: Bruno Mars

Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
“Stressed Out” – twenty one pilots

Female Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Adele
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Sia

Male Artist of the Year:
Drake
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Best New Artist:
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Bryson Tiller
Kelsea Ballerini
The Strumbellas
Joss Favela
CNCO

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
Coldplay
DNCE
Florida Georgia Line
The Chainsmokers
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
Alessia Cara
Daya
Lukas Graham
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
ZAYN

Pop Album of the Year: 25 – Adele

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
WINNER: Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Mike Elizondo
The Chainsmokers

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Bored to Death” – blink-182
“Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
WINNER: “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
“Ride” – twenty one pilots
“Trouble” – Cage The Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
blink-182
Cage The Elephant
Coldplay
The Strumbellas
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Bang Bang” – Green Day
“Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
“The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
“The Sound Of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Shinedown
Volbeat

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
Foals
Kaleo
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Red Sun Rising
WINNER: The Strumbellas

Country Song of the Year:
“Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
“Snapback” – Old Dominion
WINNER: “Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley
“T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
“You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
WINNER: Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
Chris Lane
Chris Stapleton
Granger Smith
WINNER: Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

Dance Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
“Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Flume
Major Lazer
WINNER: The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
“Controlla” – Drake
“For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
WINNER: “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
“Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Desiigner
DJ Khaled
WINNER: Drake
Future
J. Cole

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
WINNER: Chance The Rapper
Desiigner
D.R.A.M.
Kent Jones
Kevin Gates

R&B Song of the Year:
“Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
“Needed Me” – Rihanna
“No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
“Sorry” – Beyoncé
WINNER: “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year:
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Rihanna
WINNER: The Weeknd
Usher

Latin Song of the Year:
“Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
“De Pies A Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
WINNER: “Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
“La Carretera” – Prince Royce
“Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year:
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
WINNER: Nicky Jam
Prince Royce
Yandel

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
Carlos Rivera
Christian Daniel
WINNER: CNCO
IAmChino
Sofia Reyes

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
“Amor Del Bueno” – Calibre 50
“Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
“Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
“¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
WINNER: “Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
Banda Los Recoditos
WINNER: Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Remmy Valenzuela

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)
Belly
WINNER: Bryson Tiller
Dreezy
Kayla Brianna
Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
Adriel Favela
Banda Los Sebastianes
Cheyo Carrillo
WINNER: Joss Favela
La Séptima Banda

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“7 Years” – Lukas Graham
“Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots
WINNER: “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
“Scars To Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
“Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
“You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
WINNER: “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
WINNER: “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
“Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
“Hands to Myself” – DNCE
“Here” – Shawn Mendes
“How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
“Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
“Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
“Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
“Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
“Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
WINNER: “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
Heathens” – twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
“Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots
“Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
“Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
“Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
“This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Hey Violet
WINNER: Pierce the Veil
PVRIS
Sleeping With Sirens
Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Alex Aiono from YouTube
Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
Emma McGann from YouNow
Hailey Knox from YouNow
WINNER: Jack and Jack from Snapchat
Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
Marcus Perez from Facebook
Steph Clavin from Instagram
Todrick Hall from YouTube
xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
Ariana Grande – Arianators
Beyoncé – Beyhive
Britney Spears – Britney Army
Demi Lovato – Lovatics
WINNER: Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
Justin Bieber – Beliebers
Katy Perry – KatyCats
Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
Selena Gomez – Selenators
Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
twenty one pilots – #twentyonepilots

– via Billboard

Azealia Banks is probably at least as famous for her controversial social media antics as she is for her music. But make no mistake, she’s a pretty damn good rapper, and she proves it on “Crown,” a confident song that sees the talented MC flex her skills.

Over an instrumental that sounds like rapid squirting from a bottle of lotion and a drum beat, Azealia flies into a rapid-fire flow, stunting on anyone who’d dare doubt her flyness. On the hook she shouts, “When I’m repping this crown I be stepping in style I be breaking it down/Doing feminine things/Pink lemonade chain and my belly ring blings.”

She continues, “When I come for this cash, not a regular bitch don’t you ever forget/That I’m repping this crown, so you better wyle out when the (?) is in town.” You can listen to the energetic new track for yourself below.

In other Azealia Banks-related news, the 25-year-old MC recently called out Rihanna over the Anti artist’s comments against President Trump. “YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN AMERICANISM AND THEN TURN AROUND TO CONDEMN IT,” she wrote in a very long Instagram post aimed at the “Work” performer.

She continued, “As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public. You lot really need to shut up and sit down. Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people. Hoping the president fails is like getting on a plane and hoping the pilot crashes.”

We hope these two can work out their differences at some point, but based on them both leaking each other’s phone numbers, that doesn’t seem all that likely.

– via XXL Magazine

Pop star Madonna debuted two new daughters on social media on Wednesday, saying she had completed her adoption of the twins from Malawi and was “overjoyed” to bring them into her family.

The singer, 58, was granted permission by Malawi’s High Court this week to adopt the twin girls.

She posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking along a rural path with the girls, who were wearing identical blue and white dresses and one wearing a hat.

“I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time,” the singer said in her post.

No details were given on the twins’ names, age and background.

Madonna adopted Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James in 2006 and 2009. She has two other children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships.

The singer previously denied reports that she wanted to adopt again after she visited Malawi last month, at the time saying her trip was for her charity work.

She established the non-profit Raising Malawi in 2006 to provide health and education programs, particularly for girls.

– via Reuters

Lady Gaga hit back at cyber bullies who made fun of her body during her spectacular halftime show at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” the “Born This Way” singer wrote on her Instagram page on Tuesday.

“No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you and be relentlessly you,” she added.

Gaga, whose Super Bowl outfits included a crop top and glittering shorts, was mocked by some viewers on social media for the appearance of her stomach.

“Tried to enjoy @ladygaga’s performance, was distracted by the flab on her stomach swinging around,” tweeted one viewer, Nathan @negans_swing.

Others came to her defense. “Guys making fun of Lady Gaga’s ‘muffin top’ is the reason why girls have so many body image issues,” wrote Twitter user Alexa Morgan.

The “Bad Romance” singer said in 2012 that she had suffered from anorexia and bulimia since she was 15 after being criticized at that time for apparently putting on weight.

Gaga’s halftime performance at the National Football League championship game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons was a high energy medley of some of her biggest hits. The show mixed patriotism with anthems to inclusion, and drew widespread praise.

Sales of her albums and singles soared 1,000 percent after the show, according to NielsenMusic. Lady Gaga sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs on Sunday, compared to about 15,000 a day prior, Nielsen said.

She also announced a U.S. and European tour, starring in August, and will perform at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday, although she is not nominated this year.

– via Reuters

Standout singer and songwriter Ginny Vee, originally from the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy, is definitely Hits 93 Toronto’s One to Watch approved! She first started her career in Television presenting entertainment segments for Music, Football and Film for Sky, and the national station in Italy RAI 2. Following that she won a national beauty contest in Italy and was offered a part in a movie. She then went on to do more acting when moved to LA.

All throughout her tv and film career, she has always known deep down that she is a singer  first, and she came back to that when she returned to Italy. Ginny had a great time touring with a Girl Cover group with some of the big radio stations in Italy but knew she wanted to get serious in music, so she made the break from the group and here she is now.

She’s been singing as long as she has been walking she says, and one of her first presents when she was three was a yellow plastic kids karaoke microphone. She loved it! She used to sing Michael Jackson songs through it – she remembers singing Smooth Criminal.

When asked how she knew “Give Me Dynamite” would be her first single, she said “It just hits you. I heard a lot of songs that I could have worked with but Give Me Dynamite felt right. It felt like summer and stuck in my head. I loved it from the moment I heard it.” We couldn’t agree more!

Right now she is really focused on promoting Give Me Dynamite and really just trying to get people to know the song and know a little bit more about herself. She’s working with various DJs on a some remixes and, importantly working on some live performances. She said “Live is important for me as that is where I started and that is what I love to do. I think 2017 is going to get quite busy quite fast. The record label is working towards the summer season and getting the song played at key festivals and venues such as in Ibiza. So I hope also do some live appearances at some of the big clubs this summer.”

“Singing has always been in my family. My grandmother was a music teacher and opera singer, and she inspired me to sing. I stole my dad’s guitar when I was little and composed my first song – The White House (La Casa Bianca). I’ve been singing ever since.”

We asked her what advice she would give to the people listening to her music and she said “For people wanting to be in music I’d say ‘It’s hard. Really hard and you will get knocked down every single day. But don’t care. Get up, and never give up.'”

Hits 93: Whats most things fans wouldnt know about you?

Ginny: That I’ve also sold beach cleaning machines, oh and I have two chickens.

Hits 93: What’s your favourite animal?

Ginny: That’s the easiest question. Cats. And yes I have a beautiful black cat called Cookie.

Hits 93: What’s one thing you could never leave the house without?

Ginny: A good book. I always like to carry a book with me as in my job there’s a lot of down time. Having a good read with me can fill the four hours between a sound check and a live show. And that’s a life saver.

Hits93: What motivates you?

Ginny: Being uninhibited. What I mean by that is that since I was on stage for the first time performing, it was a sense of freedom. The person that is deep inside me is set free when I perform. I’m actually quite a shy person that is very introvert. Performing allows me to show who I really am. It allows me to connect with people, which is something I would normally find hard to do. That freedom is a big motivator.

Hits93: Who is your celebrity crush?

Ginny: Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. It’s a mixture of looks, presence, but above all, his amazing talent.

‘Give Me Dynamite’ is now playing on Hits 93, but you can also check Ginny Vee out on Twitter or Facebook.

If you think you, or your artist is One to Watch, let us know at contact@hits93.com.

If President Barack Obama is looking for a new job after Jan. 20, Spotify has a position that seems made just for him.

The streaming music service has posted a “President of Playlists” position on its career opportunities webpage.

Requirements for the position include “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation” and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Some of the responsibilities for the job are to “provide world-class leadership to our playlist editors and supporting staff” and use “all available intelligence” to analyze playlist data.

Just to make sure Obama saw the posting, Spotify’s founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, tweeted it to him Monday.

Obama hasn’t said if he’s interested.

– via The Associated Press

If President Barack Obama is looking for a new job after Jan. 20, Spotify has a position that seems made just for him.

The streaming music service has posted a “President of Playlists” position on its career opportunities webpage.

Requirements for the position include “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation” and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Some of the responsibilities for the job are to “provide world-class leadership to our playlist editors and supporting staff” and use “all available intelligence” to analyze playlist data.

Just to make sure Obama saw the posting, Spotify’s founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, tweeted it to him Monday.

Obama hasn’t said if he’s interested.

– via The Associated Press

Mariah Carey is blaming producers for her bungled performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” saying, “They foiled me.”

Carey says on her Twitter page that the show’s production team had technical issues and her ear monitors didn’t work. Carey stopped singing during her live New Year’s Eve set as pre-recorded vocals continued to play behind her.

“Thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me,” she says in the minute-and-a-half long audio statement posted Sunday with the hashtag .thefoilers. A Carey spokeswoman confirmed the authenticity of the post.

Carey says “my feelings are hurt, but I’m working through this.” She goes on to say that she plans to take a break from “media moments and social-media moments” as she prepares for her March tour.

– via The Associated Press

An inventory of Prince’s estate submitted to a probate court in Minnesota shows he had acquired tens of millions of dollars’ worth of real estate and other personal property before he died last year.

The Star Tribune reports that much of the value of his estate hasn’t been established yet, including unreleased recordings and videos from his vault.

Prince died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. He did not leave a will. His estate has been valued at between $100 million and $300 million, before taxes.

Carver County District Court records show that an asset inventory lists a dozen properties with an estimated value of $25.4 million, as well as about $110,000 in four bank accounts and 67 10-ounce gold bars with a total value of nearly $840,000.

– via The Associated Press

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