The U.K. Charts Are Changing Rules To Keep Ed Sheeran From Taking Over Again

The U.K. Charts Are Changing Rules To Keep Ed Sheeran From Taking Over Again featureIn a new announcement shared Monday, the U.K.’s Official Charts service announced sweeping changes to how artists and songs qualify for chart positions. According to the new rules, any individual artist can have no more than three songs in the Official Singles Chart Top 100. The move comes in response to streaming services’ influence on music consumption and to help lesser known acts find a way onto the charts.

The Official Charts cited Little Mix, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Stormzy as examples of artists who wouldn’t have had as much chart success if the new rules had always been in place. But the worst offender being busted is Ed Sheeran, who saw all 16 songs from his latest album in the top 20 when it dropped.

Official Charts claims that music streaming has doubled in the last year alone and is still surging at 1.2 billion streams a week being counted for chart purposes. Counting each play, even as a fraction of a sale, means that repeated listens on streaming services can boost chart position in a way repeated listens on physical copies never could.

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Is Zayn’s Latest Cancellation A Sign That His Singing Career Is Over?

Zayn Cancels another concertIt may be time for Zayn to get a new career if he isn’t able to get a handle on his anxiety issues. After cancelling then rescheduling shows in Japan, the singer has once again backed out of the performances.

The Daily Mail claims that The Sun reports that the cancellations are due to a variety of reasons–one of them being that Zayn is busy planning his first solo world tour. However, while Zayn’s team is attempting to use a new excuse for the singer not performing live, some critics think this is looking like the end of the road for his singing career: “If he never performs, there’s a danger his solo career will flop.”

Since the release of his debut album, Zayn has performed a total of five times. The most recent one took place at the season 10 finale of “The Voice” back in May 2016.

Are you surprised that Zayn continues to cancel his performances?

(Photo credit: Zayn Instagram account)

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Rihanna Ends 12-Week Streak Of The Male-Dominated Hot 100

Rihanna breaks billboard male dominated streakShe may not have knocked Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” out of the number-one spot, but Rihanna has still saved the music industry. Billboard has revealed that the singer’s collaboration with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts,” will debut at number four, breaking the male-dominated Hot 100 streak.

Before Rihanna’s debut, male artists have reigned supreme on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks straight after Taylor Swift debuted at number 3 with “IDWLF”–streak that hadn’t returned since 1972 when Roberta Flack reached number five with her “Where is the Love” featuring Donny Hathaway.

While women have yet to completely break up the boys’ club that his happening on the Hot 100 charts, they are dominating the albums chart. Halsey, Katy Perry and now Lorde have all debuted at number one back-to-back in the last three weeks.

(Photo credit: Rihanna Instagram account)

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Zendaya The Trapeze Queen Teases New Movie Trailer

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Zendaya and Zac Efron both took to Twitter on Tuesday to promote their new movie, “The Greatest Showman on Earth.” Each shared an abbreviated clip of the first trailer which will be coming out on Wednesday for everyone to see. Both are hoping the sneak peeks will get fans super excited to see the full trailer and the movie when it hits theaters.

Check out the video clips below.

(Photo credit: Zendaya Instagram account)

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Bella Hadid Drops Everything To Visit Her Sick Grandmother For Her Birthday

Bella Hadid Stops Everything To Visit Her Sick Grandmother For Her Birthday featureIt may seem like Bella Hadid never stops working, but she’s has been making time for family this week. The proud Muslim spent the weekend celebrating the end of Ramadan with her Palestinian family in Virginia before heading overseas for a more bittersweet reunion.

Bella flew to the Netherlands, where her mom Yolanda Hadid is from, to wish a happy birthday to her grandmother who she calls Oma, the Dutch word for grandma. Bella shared a video of her tearful reunion with her grandma, sharing in the caption that her Oma is “battling cancer again.”

Bella Hadid Stops Everything To Visit Her Sick Grandmother For Her Birthday instagram post 1“I know for a fact she is the strongest woman I have ever met,” Bella continued. “Times like these are so important to me and I wouldn’t give them up for the world.” Bella apparently took three whole days off from her packed schedule for the special birthday visit.

Check out Bella hugging it out with her Oma below and see pics of her hanging with more of her family.

(Photo credit: Bella Hadid Instagram account)

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Justin Bieber Goes Full On FanGirl Over Drake

justin bieber loves drakeJustin Bieber is fangirling hardcore over Drake. He recently posted a picture of Drake on instagram calling him “More than a rapper, a culture shifter and legend.. best of our generation.” Drake has yet to comment on Justin gushing about him, but Justin’s fans certainly did.

Some agree, but most don’t.

Check out the post and some fan comments below.

(Photo credit: Justin Bieber Instagram account)

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