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Join Shannon Burns from iHeartRadio.ca every Monday and Thursday as she breaks down the most important stories in the world of music.

Hear Shannon nightly on iHeartRadio Nights on Virgin Radio in Canada!

    Zendaya MAKES HISTORY & H.E.R covers ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at The Emmys, BTS to perform on FORTNITE

    Zendaya MAKES HISTORY & H.E.R covers ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at The Emmys, BTS to perform on FORTNITE

    BTS is doing something big with Fortnite! They are debuting a never before seen choreography version of their Dynamite video specifically inside Fortnite this week. The video is going to premiere in the game on September 25th at 8pm Eastern. You’ll have to jump into Party Royale and then head to the main stage in order to watch which is where other artists have put on shows before like Diplo, Marshmello and Travis Scott. Travis got the record for the most viewers with 12.3 million and if anyone can beat that number it’s BTS.

    Zendaya made a record last night by being the youngest person to win an Emmy as best actress in a drama series. She won for her role as Rue in the show Euphoria. She said Hope is in the Young people during her speech which could not be more true. And afterwards she posted on her instagram story, reflecting on the night and said “still on cloud nine. So grateful, still speechless, to all my family who have texted, tweeted, called etc. I promise I will get back to you tomorrow when I’ve wrapped my head around this amazing night. Until then gonna go to sleep and make sure this isn't a dream.”

    H.E.R. gave a memorable performance during The Emmy’s last night covering Prince’s 1985 track “Nothing Compares 2 U” for the show’s “In Memoriam” segment.

    Not only are we getting Harry Styles in a movie called “Don't Worry Darling” with Florence Hugh directed by Olivia Wilde, but there is word that he could be starring alongside Lily James in an adaptation of the book ‘My Policeman’ that would stream on Amazon Prime Video. The story takes place in the 1950s and is follows a gay police officer, who would be played by Harry who married a woman despite his love for another man.

    Cardi B opened up about why she chose to file for divorce against her husband Offset. She explained while on Instagram live that she is doing okay and has not shed a single tear over the situation. She said there was no cheating involved but she was just tired of arguing all the time. She said her and Offset didn’t see eye to eye and said they grew apart. She has since started an instagram account for her 2 year old daughter Kulture that has already gained over half a million followers in the first day. She said we can expect a lot of cute baby posts on the way.

    BTS To Present New ‘ Dynamite’ Video In Fortnite by John R Kennedy September 21, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/bts-t...

    Fortnite announce BTS in Party Royale/Twitter September 21, 2020: Fortnite https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/stat...

    WATCH: H.E.R. Covers ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ On Emmys by John R Kennedy September 21, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/watch...

    Harry Styles Fans Melt Amid Reports He’s In Talks To Star in Lily James Movie: ‘What The Heck?’ by Jade Boren September 17, 2020: https://hollywoodlife.com/2020/09/17/...

    Cardi B Says She Has ‘Not Shed Not One Tear’ Since Filing for Divorce from Offset: ‘I’m Not Hurt’ by Gabrielle Chung September 18, 2020: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/c...

    Cardi B Has ‘Shed Not One Tear’ About Split From Offset by John R Kennedy September 21, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/cardi...

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    Kanye West Punished by Twitter, Dan and Shay are HONOURED to be Covered by BTS' Jungkook

    Kanye West Punished by Twitter, Dan and Shay are HONOURED to be Covered by BTS' Jungkook

    Katy Perry got a temporary restraining order against a man who allegedly kept showing up and trespassing on her property. She wrote in the filing that he made physical attempts to enter into her home and also threatened her fiancé Orlando Bloom by saying he would snap his neck. Luckily the restraining order was granted against Katy, Orlando, Orlando’s 9 year old son Flynn and their newborn baby Daisy. 

    Taylor Swift has had her fair share of stalkers thought out her career - and there is a man who just received a jail sentence for stalker Taylor - he is going to prison for 30 months and pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to Taylor’s former record label - he sent over 40 letters that became violent and threatening and he even drove to Nashville on several occasions to deliver the letters in person. 

    In lighter Taylor Swift news, Taylor revisited her country roots by performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards. She had a stunning performance of her song Betty that was shot from the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville.

    Kanye West has been tweeting about wanting to leave his record label. He expressed that he wanted to buy back his masters and then even tweeted out some images of what he claimed to be 10 recording contracts between him and the label, and asked lawyers to have a look at it. 

    He called on other artists to back up his frustrations like Bono, Paul McCartney, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift. 

    His texts are difficult to navigate and full comprehend but amongst the tweets is also a video of him urinating on his Grammy that he placed in the toilet. 

    This isn’t the first time Kanye has gone on a twitter rant or said bizarre things and now Twitter is giving him a time out. According to Twitter, Kanye violated the platform's terms of service and the platform disabled his account for 12 hours after he shared the phone number for Forbes Editor and chief content officer Randall Lane. 

    If Kanye violates the terms of service again, he could have his account permanently suspended. 

    Dan + Shay say it was a tremendous honour for Jungkook from BTS to do a cover of their song 10 Thousand Hours - they recently did an interview with eTalk on CTV and explained that they are big fans of BTS and said they are flattered to have such a mega star cover their song and put all of that work into it. They then added that they hope one day they can get a Dan + Shay/ BTS collaboration! 

    The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival is taking place starting tomorrow night at 9PM EST with performances from BTS, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Usher, Migos and more! 

    If you are in Canada you are going to be able to watch #iHeartFestival from the iHeartRadioCA YouTube channel!

    Dan + Shay say it’s a ‘tremendous honour’ BTS star Jungkook covered their song by CHLOE HATZITOLIOS - SEP 16: https://www.theloop.ca/dan-shay-say-its-a-tremendous-honour-bts-star-jungkook-covered-their-song 

    Taylor Swift Stalker Sentenced To Prison by John R Kennedy September 17, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/taylor-swift-stalker-sentenced-to-prison-1.13513249   

    Kanye West Punished By Twitter
    By John R Kennedy September 17, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/kanye-west-punished-by-twitter-1.13513038  

    Katy Perry Gets Restraining Order against Alleged Stalker https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/katy-perry-gets-restraining-order-against-alleged-stalker-1.13507069  

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    New Justin Bieber Music is COMING! The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival will air on YouTube in Canada!

    New Justin Bieber Music is COMING! The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival will air on YouTube in Canada!

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards is taking place this weekend and the lineup as been announced! Its a two day virtual mega concert and the line up includes BTS, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Kane Brown, Khalid, Migos and more and the whole event is going to be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Viewers in Canada can tune into our YouTube channel to watch the 2020 #iHeartFestival live and you can listen to it on the iHeartRadio app as well as on Virgin Radio stations on September 18th and 19th at 9pm Eastern.

    It sounds like #JustinBieber is going to be releasing new music this week! He started the announcement by simply tweeting “One Week” which caused many to start getting very excited. Every day since he has continued the countdown and now has a link where you can pre- save his new music that is on the way. Fans are on it and quickly noticed that Justin’s new compilation playlist spells “Holy” with the first letter of each song,  making many think that the music he has coming out could have a spiritual theme. 

    Kelly Clarkson opened up about her divorce in a recent interview with Sunday Today. She got very candid and said her life has been a bit of a dumpster and admitted that the last couple months have been rough. She said “I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce," she said. "I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved." Kelly and Brandon Blackstock, who is the nephew of Reba Macentire were married for 7 years and had two children together. Kelly was also raising Brandon’s two children from a previous marriage. 

    Taylor Swift is going to be performing her song “Betty” on the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast on Wednesday. This is going to be her first time performing on any country awards show in seven years. She is going to be performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry - one of the most iconic venues in Nashville.

    Harry Styles is going to be starring in a movie! The film is called DON'T WORRY DARLING and it is set in the 1950s in the California desert. Harry is going to be acting along side Florence Pugh and the movie is being directed by Olivia Wilde the actress who last directed the movie Book Smart.

    Shannon Burns had the chance to gush over music with David Guetta this past week and talk about his brand new song “Let’s Love” with Sia. That interview is coming out very soon so many sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss it.

    Details on the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival air times in Canada: https://www.iheartradio.ca/events/iHeartRadio-Music-Festival 

    Kelly Clarkson's 'Today' Interview, September 13, 2020: https://www.today.com/popculture/kelly-clarkson-opens-about-divorce-brandon-blackstock-t191386 

    Taylor Swift Is Set to Perform at the 2020 ACM Awards, and It'll Be a Song From 'Folklore'
    9/13/2020 by Anna Chan: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/awards/9448196/taylor-swift-to-perform-2020-acm-awards 

    Harry Styles To Co-Star With Florence Pugh And Chris Pine In Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ By Justin Kroll: https://deadline.com/2020/09/harry-styles-dont-worry-darling-movie-replaces-shia-labeouf-1234574252/ 


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    • 3 min
    Shawn Mendes to Perform at TIFF! NEW Demi Lovato and Marshmello! Selena Gomez talks Industry Pressure

    Shawn Mendes to Perform at TIFF! NEW Demi Lovato and Marshmello! Selena Gomez talks Industry Pressure

    #ShawnMendes announced that he is going to be performing next week during the #TIFF20 Tribute Awards. With it he is celebrating the launch of the Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award which includes a $10,000 prize for a film at TIFF that “tackles issues of social change”. 

    The 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards is taking place on September 15th at 8pm EST and is hosted by Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards of eTalk on CTV. 

    #DemiLovato and #Marshmello JUST dropped their brand new song and video called “OK to not be OK”. The song is lined up with #WorldSuicidePreventionDay today.

    Demi Lovato has been very open about her mental health struggles and has used her platform to connect and relate to others who are also feeling the same way. The video shows her and Marshmello both waking up in their childhood bedrooms and reconnecting with the child versions of themselves. It’s a really good self love anthem that we need, especially right now as more and more people are struggling through the global health crisis.

    We will have links to resources below.

    Canadian rapper Tory Lanez apologized to Megan Thee Stallion just hours after she was taken to hospital with gunshots wounds to her foot, according to a report from TMZ.

    #SelenaGomez opened up in an interview with Allure about how she felt a lot of pressure from the music industry to be overtly sexual. She said throughout the years she did things that weren’t very her like feeling like she needed to show more skin and act more adult that she was in. She also talked in the interview about how her personal life was everywhere. 

    #JohnnyOrlando has released a brand new song called Everybody Wants You! "Everybody Wants You" debuted with a video shot in Toronto and directed by Alex P. Smith with art and animation by Gabe Sapienza.

    Mental Health Resources: 
    https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ 
    http://www.oknottobeok.com/ 
    https://www.hftd.org/ 

    Selena Gomez Is in Full Control of Her Life BY JESSICA CHIA PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICAIAH CARTER: https://www.allure.com/story/selena-gomez-2020-cover-interview   

    WATCH: Johnny Orlando Premieres 'Everybody Wants You' by John R. Kennedy, September 10, 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/watch-johnny-orlando-premieres-everybody-wants-you-1.13463505  

    Shawn Mendes To Perform During TIFF Tribute Awards
    By John R Kennedy September 9th 2020: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/shawn-mendes-to-perform-during-tiff-tribute-awards-1.13451441 

    The Shawn Mendes Foundation Award Announcement: https://twitter.com/shawnfoundation/status/1303789228380188672/photo/1 

    Shawn Mendes/etalk #TIFF20 announcement: https://twitter.com/etalkCTV/status/1303825310962593792 

    TIFF Announcement Tweet: https://twitter.com/TIFF_NET/status/1303801044284121088 

    Tory Lanez Apology to Megan for Alleged Shooting, 'I Was Too Drunk' by TMZ September 9, 2020:https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/09/megan-thee-stallion-shooting-tory-lanez-text-apology-too-drunk/

    • 4 min
    Tyler Joseph Criticized by Fans, Charli XCX Files Restraining Order, Beyoncé Sends Katy Perry Gift

    Tyler Joseph Criticized by Fans, Charli XCX Files Restraining Order, Beyoncé Sends Katy Perry Gift

    Apologies for the audio issues in today's episode!

    Tyler Joseph from Twenty One Pilots has issued an apology over a photo he posted on Twitter. He posted two photos of himself in shoes with big platforms and captioned it “you guys keep asking me to use my platforms. feels good to dust these bad boys off.” He was making a joke about his fans have been asking him to use his wide audience to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and political issues going on right now. This has been his first social media post since June 1st. 

    Over a decade after it took place Kanye is explaining why he went on stage at the VMAs to interrupt Taylor Swift when she was accepting the award for best video of the year. In an interview with Nick Cannon for his podcast he explained that God told him to do it -He said  “If God ain’t want me to run onstage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn’t have sat me in the front row.” 

    Charli XCX had to get court ordered protection from a man who not only broke into her house but also got naked while he did it. She claims that he tried twice to visit her in her LA home from Wisconsin just in the last week and the second time he was successful, where he then stripped down to get into her hot tub and walked in and out of her bedroom. 

    She said that he had sent her hundreds of disturbing messages online before he did eventually show up in person. Luckily she wasn’t at home at the time but caught him on her security camera and isn’t taking any chances, filing for a temporary restraining order against him.

    Beyonce is showing her love for new fellow mom, Katy Perry - by sending her a big bouquet of flowers in the mail congratulating her and Orlando Bloom on the birth of their new baby girl. Katy posted a photo of the bouquet on her Instagram Story with a note that said "Congratulations on the new addition to your family!” Imagine giving birth to your first child which is a life changing moment and then also getting a present from Beyonce in the mail - honestly I don’t know which one I would be more excited about.

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    Lady Gaga Wins BIG at 2020 VMAs, Bella Thorne In OnlyFans Controversy, Adele Photo Sparks Cultural Appropriation Debate

    Lady Gaga Wins BIG at 2020 VMAs, Bella Thorne In OnlyFans Controversy, Adele Photo Sparks Cultural Appropriation Debate

    The 2020 MTV #VMAs were on last night and Lady Gaga won 5 including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year! Gaga is also the first recipient of the TRICON award, which goes to someone being acknowledged for being an icon for over three decades. 

    In true Gaga fashion she came out on stage in a new outfit every time while sporting a different mask. 

    There were some amazing performances from Miley Cyrus,  this time swinging from a disco ball, Doja Cat who performed her song 'Say So' as well bringing home the moon person for Best New Artist!

    Ariana Grande- who joined Gaga on stage for 'Rain on Me', who also scored herself 3 awards. Canada's The Weeknd took home Video of the Year and Best R&B Video. 

    Bella Thorne is facing a lot of heat and has issued an apology to OnlyFans users after facing backlash from other users and subscribers. She made her debut on the subscription based website, breaking a record - earning $1 million dollars (USD) in her first day and reportedly bringing in more than $2 million overall. 

    Many of the people who subscribed are requesting refunds since they claimed she didn’t hold up her end of the bargain by not posting a full nude photo like she allegedly advertised. 

    During the Controversy, OnlyFans quietly issued a $50 cap on pay per view messages and a $100 cap on tips, without warning or announcing any policy changes. OnlyFans also reportedly extended the timeline for payouts from seven days to 30 days in some countries. Many believe this change was due to the Bella situation although they made a statement saying “We can confirm that any changes to transaction limits are not based on any one user.”

    Bella apologized with a number of tweets saying, 

    “I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas, And in trying to do this I hurt you.  I have risked my career a few times to remove the stigma behind sex work, porn, and the natural hatred people spew..

    ...I am a mainstream face and when you have a voice, a platform, you try to use you in helping others and advocate for something bigger than yourself. Again in this process I hurt you and for that I’m truly sorry."

    Bella claims that she joined OnlyFans as part of a promotion for a new movie with Sean Baker, who directed The Florida Project. Sean is claiming this is not actually the case, setting the record straight saying, 

    “I would like to make it clear that the news of me making a film (documentary or fiction narrative) about OnlyFans and using Bella Thorne as research is false. I’m NOT attached to this project. I’m actually in development on two features that I’ve put years of research and love in to and neither of these films have anything to do with Ms. Thorne or Onlyfans.” 

    We found out over the weekend that actor Chadwick Boseman passed away after his long battle with colon cancer at the age of 43. The star of Black Panther was diagnosed in 2016 but it was not public knowledge. 

    Keke Palmer who was hosting the VMAs opened the show by dedicating it to him saying “He is a true hero, not just on screen but in everything he did. His impact lives forever." The Black Panther Soundtrack was also loved by many, and was nominated for multiple GRAMMYs.

    Adele is making headlines for a recent photo that many are calling culture appropriation. She is being calling out for wearing a Jamaican Flag Bikini and Bantu Knots that she wore as a tribute to Notting Hill Carnival.  

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