Social Media Roundup – Ariana, Demi And The Biebs Have Big Weeks
It’s been another crazy week in pop culture, so we’ve rounded up some of the most notable tweets and Instagram posts from the stars to get you up-to-date on all of the happenings in Hollywood!
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s Big “Problem”
Rising starlets Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea dropped their duet “Problem” this week, and the response was overwhelming!
In just 37 hours, the single hit No.1 on the iTunes charts, breaking a record previously held by Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together.”
Demi Discusses Duet with Ed, Embraces The Brazilian Culture
Will there be a duet between Demi Lovato and Ed Sheeran?
Judging from the pair’s interaction on Twitter this week, it’s totally possible!
After Lovato tweeted out a list of artists she’d like to collaborate with, Sheeran responded with an offer that the “Neon Lights” seemed to accept!
Dream Collabs: Kelly Clarkson (duh), Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, & Drake 🎶🎶—
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 29, 2014
The 21-year-old pop songstress also made headlines this week when she posted a photo from her South American tour that showed her catching some rays in a barely-there bikini.
Lovato captioned the photo, “When in Brazil…” and looked gorgeous while showing off a more natural look:
Paramore Might Not Be Beliebers
This week, Justin Bieber dropped two new songs, but one of them caused a bit of a stir among Paramore’s fans.
The artwork for the Biebs’ single “We Were Born For This” bears a striking resemblance to the cover of the band’s 2007 album Riot!, and further, seems to have been ripped directly from the Tumblr page of a fan who supposedly made the image in honor of Paramore’s song “Born For This.”
Meanwhile, the band seemingly decided to poke fun at the situation by spoofing Bieber’s Believe artwork while teasing limited editions of their latest single “Ain’t It Fun.”
The title was altered to read “Ain’t It Funny,” which is likely about Bieber’s blunder.
Rihanna Battles With Instagram Over Nude Photos
Rihanna is known to get a little risqué on Instagram, but the photo sharing site apparently decided she went a little too far this week when she posted nude photos from her recent LUI photoshoot.
The pics have since been removed and while Ri-Ri has poked fun at the situation on her social media accounts (and transferred the banned photos to Twitter) she has also allegedly received an official warning from Instagram for violating their code of conduct. Oops!
Gwen Stefani Joins ‘The Voice’
Move over Christina Aguilera and/or Shakira, there’s a new girl in town!
It was officially announced this week that Gwen Stefani would be joining the panel of judges on the next season of The Voice, alongside returning cast members Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and fellow newbie Pharrell.
Stefani shared the exciting news on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday and she seems pretty pumped!
Mariah Carey Announces New Album
Though she teased she might be doing a surprise album release a la Beyonce, it looks like Mariah Carey was just too excited about her new record to wait!
The powerhouse singer took to Instagram this week to debuted the album’s artwork and reveal that Me. I Am Mariah is due out on May 27:
Selena Sings For Justin?
Selena Gomez seems to be focusing on her music career, but is she still hung up on Justin Bieber?
Though the on-again/off-again couple seem to be in the ‘off-again’ phase right now, Selena recently uploaded two videos to her Instagram account that show her emotionally singing the Corrinne Bailey Rae tune “Like a Star,” which is about confusing love.
Still, we have to say Gomez’s voice sounds pretty great stripped down with just a piano for accompaniment. Perhaps she’ll try out this sound on her next album?
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber in the Studio
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber seems to be making music with another pop superstar!
The Biebs took to Instagram last night to tease a duet with Ariana Grande, and judging from her response, the two are in fact working on a song together, as she wrote, “secrets out now”!
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