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Good things come to those who wait, and we’ve been waiting 14 years for an Incredibles sequel, which came out on June 15. It has already broken a few records just a month after its release, having made USD500 million dollars (RO192m) in the United States. This makes it the 9th highest-grossing movie of all time in the US and the most successful animated movie of all time in the US, beating Finding Dory. Globally, it has made USD856 million worldwide but we don’t know if it will beat the USD1.276 billion global gross of Frozen.
Mac is back with a new album and some new music. Previously on Tea Time we gave you details on how Mac Miller and Ariana Grande had broken up after two years of dating because of their busy schedules. Earlier in May, shortly after the breakup, he dropped three singles, Small Worlds, Buttons, and Programs.
Well, Mac Miller has also put out a six-minute song called Self Care and a video to go along with it in which he’s trapped inside a wooden box. Along with the single he also announced he has a new album coming out called Swimming. It’s out on August 3, and this follows his 2016 album The Divine Feminine. The album cover and track list for Swimming have also been revealed.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
On Tea Time we spoke about how Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber had rekindled their relationship and were dating again. Over the past month they’ve been seen around a lot together. Well, they just got engaged! The two were vacationing in the Bahamas, and onlookers saw him pop the question. Apparently, he had been planning on asking her for some weeks now. We’ll set the scene for you: they were at a restaurant where everyone was dancing salsa and suddenly Jbiebs’ security told everyone to put their phones away because something special was about to happen. He got down on one knee and asked Hailey Baldwin the big question! People have been reacting left right and centre, from fans and haters of Ariana Grande to Justin’s parents and Hailey’s parents as well. The couple’s parents are over the moon as they took to Twitter and Instagram to congratulate them in now- deleted posts. However, many are critical about how speedily this has happened and say the quick pace resembles Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s surprise engagement.
We love love!
Cardi B and Offset
Cardi B gave birth to her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus on July 10! In October of last year, her now-husband Offset of the group Migos, proposed to Cardi B during a show. Then in April she announced her pregnancy during her performance on Saturday Night Live. Well, in June it was revealed that Cardi B and Offset got secretly married in their bedroom in September 2017, and this shocked everyone! Cardi B has taken to social media recently to joke about her sleepless nights as a mother and to express how overjoyed she was with her new baby girl, OKURRR!
A new YouTube series executive produced by Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, is coming out soon! It’s called Sugar and it’s inspired by Maroon 5’s video clip for their hit song of the same name where we can see the band surprising people at their weddings. It will debut on August 15 on YouTube Premium. The eight-episode series features a different artist each week, surprising fans who have given back to their community.
Artists and celebrities like Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Puth, Bad Bunny, A$AP Ferg and Snoop Dogg are taking part.
Artists to watch
– by Huda al Mosawi
Alessia Cara: A Little More
Just weeks after releasing her new single Growing Pains, Alessia Cara is back with another new song! The Grammy- winning singer gave us A Little More last week in celebration of her 22nd birthday. Alessia says she recorded the song in her basement, and it’s definitely an acoustic treat.
Childish Gambino: Feels like Summer
Grammy award-winning musician and actor Donald Glover (who performs under the name Childish Gambino) surprised us last week with two new singles for us to add to our summer playlist: Summertime Magic and Feels like Summer are expected on his forthcoming fourth studio album. The two tracks are smooth yet have a groovy feel that definitely elicit a bit of foot-tapping and head-bobbing.
MØ and Diplo: Sun In Our Eyes
They’ve given us catchy hits like Cold Water, Lean On and Get It Right, and now Diplo and MØ are back with another song together! Sun in Our Eyes marks their seventh collaboration, and will be on MØ’s forthcoming album Forever Neverland which comes out on October 19. It’s no surprise they keep working together, seeing as Diplo calls MØ his little sister and thinks she has one of the best voices ever!