iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, taking place on September 23 and 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This year, the lineup will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include performances from this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Los 5.
The highest debut of the week comes from Christian rock band NeedToBreathe with HardLove at #2. It was the overall best-selling album of the week with 46,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music.
Blurryface from Twenty One Pilots is at #4, with Anti by Rihanna at #5. The Broadway cast recording of Hamilton lands at #5 with the hip hop compilation Epic AF at #6. Adele charts at #7 with Beyoncé at #8. The only other top 10 debut this week is from the long-running Kidz Bop series, as the 32nd volume arrives at #9. The top 10 is rounded out by Schoolboy Q's Blank Face LP.
Details have been revealed about Rihanna's role in next year's sci-fi film Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets. Speaking at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, director Luc Besson said the Pop star plays an alien dancer who works at a nightclub. Besson praised her acting on Twitter, saying "I chose her as an actress not as a singer and I was surprised with what a gifted actress she is!"
Iggy Azalea announced on Instagram that her production company Azalea Street has inked a deal with NBCUniversal to create content for the network. Azalea wrote, "So guys, I'm an Executive Producer for at least a few years to come! Hopefully many! Lots of scripted series in the works! Lots of interesting ideas! I've been working on this for a long time now and can't wait to share more info with you soon."
Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of Adam Sandler's next Netflix movie, titled Sandy Wexler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson plays a singer who is managed by Sandler's titular charter. The movie is expected out in 2017 via the streaming video service.
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