Music News for the Weekend

February 2, 2018 - 6:30am

KESHA SONG SOUNDTRACKS SUPER BOWL PEPSI AD: Kesha's song "Boogie Feet," from her Grammy-nominated album Rainbow, is the soundtrack to Pepsi's new Super Bowl ad. Called "This is the Pepsi," it celebrates generations of pop culture Pepsi ad moments. The :30 second version, which will air during the game, features brief clips of both Britney Spears and Michael Jackson, both of whom starred in Pepsi ads in the past. The longer version, which is only available online, features slightly longer looks at both stars. The ads also feature Cindy Crawford and her son Presley Gerber, as well as race car driver Jeff Gordon.

CELINE DION ADDS AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND DATES TO HER 2018 TOUR: Celine Dion is bringing her LIVE 2018 tour Down Under. The singer has announced shows in Australia and New Zealand this summer. She'll mark her first time back in Australia in a decade with shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, and her first time back in New Zealand in over two decades with a show in Auckland. This leg of the tour kicks off July 27th and wraps August 11th. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting February 19. Celine previously announced tour stops in seven cities across the Asia-Pacific region, including Tokyo, Macao, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila and Bangkok. Those dates kick off June 26th.

THE SPICE GIRLS REPORTEDLY REUNITING FOR A BUSINESS MEETING: The Spice Girls are set to reform in a secret business meeting today, according to The Sun. The girl band is reportedly working out a deal that includes all five members: Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Melanie C, Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton. Victoria, who has long delayed any potential reunion, has allegedly returned on the condition that she does not have to sing. It will be the first time they've been in a room together since 2012. The reunion was reportedly masterminded by Simon Fuller, and will involve a series of projects including a TV show in China, a television talent show, endorsement deals and a new greatest hits compilation.

ED SHEERAN, CARDI B TO PLAY IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS: Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth and the Backstreet Boys will perform at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11th. The first round of performers was announced Thursday for the awards show, airing live from the Forum in Los Angeles. Model Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled will be the show's hosts, which will simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are the leading nominees, with seven nominations each, including Song of the Year for "Despacito" with Justin Bieber. Sheeran, Cabello and Khaled all have five nominations each, while Cardi B has four.

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