Britney gets engaged to boyfriend Asghari, pic of lioness-engraved ring surfaces
American singer Britney Spears got engaged to her boyfriend Sam Asghari after more than four years of dating. Britney shared a video of herself with Asghari following their engagement and wrote, “I can’t f***ing believe it.” Pictures of her four-carat diamond ring that surfaced online show the word ‘lioness’ engraved inside the band of the ring.
Singer Maria Mendiola passes away at 69
Spanish singer Maria Mendiola, best known for song ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’, passed away aged 69 on Saturday. Mendiola was a part of singing duo Baccara alongside Mayte Mateos. Their track ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ topped the UK chart in 1977 and sold over 16 million copies, breaking the record for most ever sold by an all-female group.
K-Pop group BLACKPINK becomes most subscribed YouTube artist
YouTube announced that K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has surpassed singer Justin Bieber to become the most subscribed artist on the platform with 65.5 million subscribers. Bieber has 65.1 million subscribers, followed by K-pop boy band BTS which has 57.7 million followers. The top five channels also include DJ Marshmello with 53.8 million and singer Ariana Grande with 49.6 million subscribers.
Backstreet Boys cancel Christmas shows amid COVID-19 restrictions
American band Backstreet Boys announced that they are postponing the release of their Christmas album and cancelling their Las Vegas holiday shows due to the COVID-19 restrictions on travel. “[T]his creation deserves the best possible scenario and set up for success,” the band wrote in their Instagram announcement. The Christmas album will now be released in 2022.
The Queen’s Gambit wins 7 awards on Day 1 of Creative Arts Emmys
Netflix miniseries ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ swept the first night of the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday bagging seven awards. The show won Outstanding Period Costumes and Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), among others. Disney+ show ‘WandaVision’ won in the categories Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes.