Avicii’s Family release Statement on Funeral Plans

The family of Swedish dance music star Tim Bergling, popularly known as Avicii, has released a statement regarding the funeral

The family of Swedish dance music star Tim Bergling, popularly known as Avicii, has released a statement regarding the funeral plans of the late DJ/singer.

According to Variety, the statement indicates that the funeral will be a private one and the family wants everyone including the media to respect this.

The statement reads;

There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii. The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim. They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming.

Before his death, Avicii was one of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time and also managed to stay on Forbes Top 5 Highest Paid DJs list for years.

The singer was found dead in his hotel room in Oman last month and was later revealed to have committed suicide.

Control The Economy! M.I Abaga & the Chocolate City Gang are going on a Nationwide Tour

The Chocolate City team have had a good run of late under the leadership of M.I&DJ Lambo. The likes of

The Chocolate City team have had a good run of late under the leadership of M.I&DJ Lambo. The likes of Ckay, Yung L&Dice Ailes have proven to be credible forces on the Nigerian music scene.

The team has now decided to go on the road, for what they have tagged the Control The Economy tour. The tour which covers a number of states nationwide will start June 2018.

This was revealed via the label’s official Instagram handle. They wrote;

CONTROL THE ECONOMY TOUR

#BBMAs: Janet Jackson’s first TV Performance in nearly 10 Years was LIT! | Watch Highlights

Janet Jackson is an undisputed pop icon. Coming from a family where music was the norm, she rose to prominence

Janet Jackson is an undisputed pop icon. Coming from a family where music was the norm, she rose to prominence alongside her brother Michael Jackson and thrilled her fans for years on end.

However, she has not performed on TV in nearly a decade and last night at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, fittingly as she was awarded the Icon Award on the same night, she chose to perform.

She was introduced on stage by Bruno Mars and she went ahead to delight fans with a wonderful medley of her hit songs before finally receiving her award from Bruno.

Watch some highlights below:

Janet Jackson receives the Icon Award at the 2018 #BBMAs | Full List of Winners

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down last night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas as all the

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down last night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas as all the top stars gathered to celebrate the best of the best.

Pop icon Janet Jackson fittingly received the Icon Award on the night and also gave a performance which her fans have been craving for almost a decade.

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran was awarded the Top Artist of the Year but was not at the venue to receive his award and had to give his speech via a video call. Other winners on the night include Taylor Swift, Khalid, Camilla Cabello, The Chainsmokers, BTS and many more.

See full list of winners below:

Top Artist:

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation *WINNER*

The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana 
*WINNER*

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic *WINNER*
SZA, CTRL

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture

Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 *WINNER*
Brett Young, Brett Young

Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock

Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea *WINNER*

The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open *WINNER*
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing

Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection *WINNER*
MercyMe, Lifer

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit *WINNER*
Marvin Sapp, Close

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” *WINNER*
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” *WINNER*
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” *WINNER*
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” *WINNER*
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” *WINNER*

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” *WINNER*
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” *WINNER*
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” *WINNER*

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” *WINNER*
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:

Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” *WINNER*
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” *WINNER*
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” *WINNER*
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” *WINNER*
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

#BMAs: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ed Sheeran announced as Early Winners for Billboard Music Awards

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards is just a few hours away and we already have the winners for the non-televised

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards is just a few hours away and we already have the winners for the non-televised categories.

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 6 awards already including Top Rap Album & Top Rap Artist. Bruno Mars is second with 5 awards while Ed Sheeran comes a close third with 4 nods. Drake also gets the nod for Top Billboard 200 Artist.

See the full list of non-televised winners below:

Top Duo/Group:

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé

“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”
“The Greatest Showman”
“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2”
“Moana” – WINNER

Bruno Mars “24K Magic” – WINNER
SZA “Ctrl”

Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2”
Migos “Culture”

Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”
Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1” – WINNER
Brett Young “Brett Young”

Linkin Park “One More Light”
Panic! At The Disco “Death Of A Bachelor”
Portugal. The Man “Woodstock”

Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar”
Ozuna “Odisea” – WINNER

The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open” – WINNER
Calvin Harris “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1”
Kygo “Stargazing”

Elevation Worship “There Is A Cloud”
Hillsong UNITED “Wonder”
Hillsong Worship “Let There Be Light”
Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection” – WINNER
MercyMe “Lifer”

Anthony Brown & group therAPy “A Long Way From Sunday”
Travis Greene “Crossover: Live From Music City”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.” – WINNER
Marvin Sapp “Close”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.” – WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert “XO TOUR Llif3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER
Lil Pump “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth “Attention”
Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” – WINNER

Top R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” – WINNER
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B “Finesse”

Top Rock Song:

Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER
Maluma “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This” – WINNER
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie “Rockabye”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato “No Promises”
Kygo & Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara “Stay”

Elevation Worship “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship “What A Beautiful Name” – WINNER
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe “Even If”
Zach Williams “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Trust In You”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It” – WINNER
Travis Greene “You Waited”

Charlie Wilson “I’m Blessed”

Beyonce is now the owner of a Church in New Orleans

American pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is now the owner of a church situated in New Orleans. According to TMZ, the

American pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is now the owner of a church situated in New Orleans.

According to TMZ, the 7,500 sq stone structure situated in Big Easy was built in the early 1900s but has been out of commission for a while after some of its members passed away.

The church which is not also far from her sister Solange‘s apartment was listed at $850,000 but it is still unclear if she got a discount for it.

OBO Season! Davido performs to crowd of 10,000 in Suriname, South America

Nigerian superstar singer Davido has proven time and again that the only way for him is up as he continues

Nigerian superstar singer Davido has proven time and again that the only way for him is up as he continues to break boundaries.

Just yesterday, he performed in the little known country of Suriname in South America and was able to pull a crowd of 10,000 people, a very commendable feat.

He posted the above photo on his Instagram page along with a video and wrote:

WE POPPIN IN SOUTH AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!! 10,000 PPLE!! THANK YOU SURINAME I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS SHOW!! WOW!! ❤️⭐️⚡️

I remember when we got the Suriname booking .. I was like ‘how? Dem know us there? ‘ Last night was so emotional ! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AGAIN!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Watch the video below:

Congratulations Davido. More Wins!

Dreams Come True! Wizkid’s Concert at the O2 Arena is SOLD OUT

Nigerian superstar artist Wizkid is set to make history as he has once again sold out a major venue in

Nigerian superstar artist Wizkid is set to make history as he has once again sold out a major venue in London, the O2 Arena for his AfroRepublik Concert scheduled to hold on the 26th of May.

The show will include performances from the likes of Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Maleek Berry, Not3s&Yxng Bane.

Wizkid revealed this feat with a post on his Instagram page yesterday saying;

It was all a dream! #AfroRepublik! Sold out! Damn! Thank u London! ❤️❤️❤️  #Starboy

What’s more? Back in 2012, Wizkid has posted on Instagram that he dreams of selling out the O2 Arena. Guess dreams do come true.

Congratulations Wiz!

Watching the #RoyalWedding was “Emotional & Joyful” – Meghan Markle’s Dad Speaks

Meghan Markle‘s dad, Thomas Markle, has spoken in the wake of his daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry. Thomas was not

Meghan Markle‘s dad, Thomas Markle, has spoken in the wake of his daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry.

Thomas was not able to attend the wedding due to health issues and spoke to TMZ after the wedding saying that watching the wedding was “emotional and joyful“.

He revealed that he had watched the wedding from home in California and went further to state;

My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy.  I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.

In his absence, Prince Charles had walked Meghan halfway down the aisle.

“Greatness” Soon Come! DJ Neptune releases Artwork & Tracklist for Forthcoming Album

This is the year DJ Neptune commences the push towards Greatness and he urges everyone to do so, hence the

This is the year DJ Neptune commences the push towards Greatness and he urges everyone to do so, hence the title of his debut album.

The Album houses 13 sugar tracks, with 2 bonus tracks and an ample line up of featured artists and music producers such as Davido, Niniola, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, M.I, Phyno, CDQ, Olamide, Jesse Jagz, Maleek Berry, Reminisce, Mayorkun, Zoro, Slimcase, Yemi Alade, Mr Real, Kiss Daniel, Small Doctor, Pasuma, Runtown, Patoranking, Efya from Ghana, C4 Pedro from Angola, Willy Paul from Kenya, Harmonize from Tanzania and Larry Gaaga with production skills from Masterkraft, Lengendury Beatz, Magicsticks Beat, Young John, Ckay, Sossick, Spellz, Jay-Pizzle, GospelOnTheBeatz, Del B, Simba Tagz, JaysonBeatz, Fiokee, Teddy and Majorbangz, giving the album a much needed relish and a pan-African flow.

View full tracklist below: