SAM SMITH, JAY-Z, P!NK ANNOUNCED AS 'SNL' SEASON 43 MUSICAL GUESTS: JAY-Z joins SNL's fall premiere on September 30th as the first musical guest of the season. He will be followed by Sam Smith and P!nk. The two pop stars are set to join the SNL cast for the second and third episodes of Season 43 in October. While Smith will be joined by Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot on October 7th, P!nk teams up with comedian and Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani on October 14th. JAY-Z is matched with co-host Ryan Gosling for the premiere. Smith released his comeback single "Too Good At Goodbyes" earlier this month, off his as yet-to-be-titled upcoming sophomore album. P!nk has an album of her own in the works - Beautiful Trauma, set to drop October 13th - and released its first single, "What About Us," in August.
ED SHEERAN, BRUNO MARS TOP LIST OF MOST POPULAR WEDDINGS SONGS IN AMERICA: Spotify has revealed the most popular wedding songs in America based on their user-made wedding playlists. No. 1 on the list is "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, followed by "Marry You" by Bruno Mars. Rounding out the top five is John Legend's love ballad "All of Me," along with "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston. Other crowd-pleasers on the list include "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, "Crazy in Love" by Beyonc featuring Jay-Z, "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri, "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, and, suprisingly, "Hey Ya!" by Outkast.
DJ SNAKE UNVEILS NEW SINGLE 'A DIFFERENT WAY': EDM superstar DJ Snake has returned with a new single, and it comes with a touch of Ed Sheeran in the mix. The song, "A Different Way," features Lauv on vocals, and boasts a slew of songwriters including Sheeran. DJ Snake announced and previewed "A Different Way" during his history-making performance atop the Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France, on September 7th. DJ Snake was the first performing artist afforded permission by the Centre Des Monuments Nationaux and the city of Paris to perform atop the monument.