HALSEY ANNOUNCES FIRST LIVE ALBUM: Halsey has announced the release of her debut live album, Badlands: Live From Webster Hall. The singer is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her 2015 debut album, Badlands, by releasing the record of her 2019 performance from New York’s legendary Webster Hall, this Friday. Halsey also launched a website for the record last week, which included the message: “Don’t visit Badlands.” Badlands featured the singles “Colours,” “Ghost,” “New Americana” and “Castle.”
AALIYAH’S ESTATE ANNOUNCES UPDATE ABOUT HER MUSIC CATALOG: Aaliyah’s estate has issued a statement regarding the status of her music – much of which is still unavailable on streaming platforms. “To our loyal fans: we are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future, they said. The news marks the 19th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death. The singer died in an air crash on August 25, 2001, at age 22. Aaliyah recorded three albums between 1994 and 2001, finding her greatest success with her final self-titled LP in July 2001. Her most successful single “Try Again,” which featured on the soundtrack to the 2000 thriller Romeo Must Die, was her first and only U.S. No. 1.
GIRLS ALOUD SINGER SARAH HARDING REVEALS SHE’S BATTLING ‘ADVANCED’ BREAST CANCER: Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding is battling breast cancer. The 38-year-old singer – whose former bandmate, Cheryl, has a 3-year-old son with One Direction star Liam Payne – shared news of her diagnosis on social media Wednesday alongside a selfie taken from her hospital bed. “Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body. I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can.” Sarah – who recorded four UK No. 1 singles with Girls Aloud after the band’s 2002 formation on British talent show Popstars: The Rivals – added that she made the information public to “let people know what’s going on,” after her hospital stay was mentioned online.