Updated 8/2/19: Katy Perry and her collaborators at her record label have to pay $2.78 million to Gray. Perry herself was hit for just over $550,000, with Capitol Records responsible for the biggest part of the award — $1.2 million. Defense attorneys had argued for an overall award of about $360,000. Perry’s five co-writers were each given penalties to pay that ranged from about $60,000 for Dr. Luke to more than $250,000 for Martin.
Taylor Swift teased in a YouTube video: “Hi it’s Taylor Swift. I have something to announce tomorrow.” On Wednesday, in a quick video clip from a remote location broadcast on “Good Morning America,” Swift revealed she’ll be performing a concert in New York City’s Central Park on August 22.
Lineup For Global Citizen Festival 2019: Alicia Keys, Queen + Adam Lambert And Pharrell Set To Perform
The 2019 Global Citizen Festival will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Queen + Adam Lambert, and Pharrell Williams. The annual music festival confirmed its lineup in a tweet, after announcing the news on the Today show.
PBS will air a documentary on EGOT winner Rita Moreno, called “Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go for It.” The documentary will follow Moreno’s decades-long career, featuring interviews, archival footage, and reenactments of Moreno’s childhood and animation.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” now holds the record for the longest-running No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. As of this week, the song has spent 17 weeks at No. 1, breaking the record previously held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito”.