Singer Shawn Mendes has vowed to make his proposed collaboration with BTS a reality, even though the South Korean boyband has been too busy to schedule studio time together. The There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back hitmaker met BTS at last year's (17) American Music Awards, where they discussed ideas for a joint project in a chat recorded for the K-pop stars' official YouTube channel. The two acts have continued to tease fans about the idea ever since, but the new material has yet to come to fruition. Now Shawn has addressed the hold up, admitting it's been tough to squeeze the track into their hectic schedules. "Latest on the collaboration, they're a hard group to get with," Mendes told The Roz and Mocha Show in his native Toronto, Canada. "They're busy people. I have no lyrics on their collaboration yet." However, Shawn isn't refusing to give up hope, because he's been a big fan of their work for a while. "It'll happen. Promise," he said. "I can't give you a date because we haven't hung out and wrote a song yet, but it will happen. 'Cause I love them and... their fans too. So, I promise." It's no surprise Shawn and the BTS members haven't had time to get together so far this year - Mendes' self-titled album topped the U.S. Billboard 200 earlier this month (Jun18), making the 19-year-old the third-youngest artist to earn three number one albums, behind fellow Canadian Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Meanwhile, BTS recently made U.S. chart history too, after their Love Yourself: Tear release became the first-ever Korean album to lead the Billboard 200.
Christina Aguilera became tearful in a video she shared to thank her fans for their unwavering support. The 37-year-old released her eighth studio album, Liberation, on Friday (15Jun18), and the star posted the video to Twitter with the caption: "Fighters this goes for you too...." Aguilera is seen celebrating while in a restaurant, and decided to dedicate her emotional speech to her loyal fans. "This business is so cutthroat and it's so hard. I feel like I'm gonna cry. When I feel protected, I'm at my best and I just adore the people that are truly loyal to me. And I just love you guys so much," Aguilera said as she became visibly emotional.
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The Baby hitmaker and Hailey split in 2016, but they were seen getting cozy in Miami. In one picture published online, Hailey is seen helping Justin dry off on the balcony of their hotel room, and according to Us Weekly sources, the couple was spotted together at a VOUS church conference and dinner at Casa Tua and the LIV nightclub on Saturday (09Jun18) night. "(They) were being very flirty and dancing on each other (while) holding hands," a source tells the magazine. "Justin (put) his arm around Hailey throughout the night. (They) didn't shy away from the crowd or onlookers." The 24-year-old and Hailey's vacation comes a month after the model was linked to another Canadian singer - Shawn Mendes. She denied the romance rumors in May (18), insisting the Stitches singer was "super-lovely" but she was "single" following a reported date night at the Met Gala. She recently revealed she had become friends with Justin again. "Justin and I were friends for a long time," she told The Sunday Times. "I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you're 18, 19. It was what it was. "We went through a long period of time when we weren't friends. We didn't speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We've moved past that... We just work much better as friends. He's somebody I really cherish. Now it's a very mature situation. It's good." Meanwhile, Justin was most recently linked to his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez, but they split in May.
Tragic DJ Avicii's death certificate has reportedly been released. The electronic dance music superstar, real name Tim Bergling, died in Oman in April (18). At the time of his passing, Avicii's cause of death was not announced and according to TMZ it is not listed on his death certificate. His name and date of birth have also been redacted on the death certificate, but editors at the website report it does belong to Avicii. Avicii's family previously suggested the late DJ was trying to find "peace" before his death, but have not released any details surrounding his passing. "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," a statement read. "An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most - music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness." "He could not go on any longer," the statement continued. "He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight..." According to reports, Bergling suffered from health issues related to excessive drinking, and had his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014. Medical officials reportedly conducted two post-mortem examinations and Oman police officers have stated there is "no criminal suspicion" surrounding his death.