Fact: Stormzy is heading to Creamfields 2017. The British grime artist may have lost out at the recent BRIT Awards to fellow breakthrough nominee Rag’n’Bone Man, but that’s not dented his star status. He’ll be taking the stage at the U.K. dance festival in August, alongside other announced acts deadmau5, Diplo, Tiesto, Faithless and Fatboy Slim.
Quote: "We've got a little more gas in Major Lazer. We've got another single coming out. We're reissuing that album... Then we have a new album we're going to put out next year around August or September and a single around Coachella with The Weeknd, so that's going to be dope." In-demand producer Diplo has a big collaboration with The Weeknd planned for next spring (16).
Quote: "She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed - 'Madonna, we've been there, done that, now we're about Kim Kardashian'... With B**ch I'm Madonna, everyone said there's no way it will go anywhere, but I'm like, 'Screw it, it represents you more than anything.'" DJ Diplo defends friend and collaborator MADONNA, who has recently been criticised over her age.
Quote: "He's a rich kid and he's pretty much gonna have to be a jerk, but he's respectful to me, and he has that weird gene where he's good at everything: better at basketball than me, better at drums." Dance music star Diplo loves to hate Justin Bieber.
Tweet: "Wouldn't have expected you to be honest lol it doesn't matter to me as long as u ok with yourself". Producer/DJ Diplo responds to ex-girlfriend M.I.A.'s accusations suggesting he lied about receiving an apology from the controversial rapper after she slammed him in a candid Rolling Stone interview last month (Mar15). In the article, the British hip-hop star criticised her former partner for continually putting her down at the start of her career.
Fact: Madonna recruited her teenage son Rocco to make an appearance onscreen on Thursday (09Apr15) as she performed her new single, B**CH I'M MADONNA, on America's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. The superstar began the song from her studio dressing room, before dragging out her collaborator Diplo and a group of dancers into the hallway as she made her way onto the show's stage. Rocco, whose father is British director Guy Ritchie, was featured skating into view and mouthing the hook, "B**ch I'm Madonna".
Fact: New York is going to be the place to be this New Year's Eve (31Dec14) - as well as the traditional festivities in Times Square, the city will feature end-of-2014 gigs from Diplo and Skrillex, who will ring in 2015 at Madison Square Garden, Sir Elton John, who will play his first Big Apple New Year's show at the Barclays Center and Erasure, who will perform at Terminal 5.
Quote: "I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party. We ended up writing seven songs together. I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it's an artist of this calibre, it's obvious that I want to push the boundaries a little bit further and surpass myself. One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called 'B**ch, I'm Madonna'." Producer Diplo reveals what he has been working on with pop star Madonna.
Quote: "Diplo. He's awesome. He’s a new friend. I went to see him in Vegas. A fun night of him dragging me to a strip club. There wasn't much dragging involved. You hear the idea of going to a strip club with Diplo, that’s a dream come true. He's the king of twerking. He put it on a pedestal... Going to a strip club with Diplo was - it was fun. I think he knows his way around that place." Jonas Brothers star Joe Jonas on his wild night out with Dj Diplo.
Fact: Superproducer Diplo has joined forces with dance Dj Skrillex to form a new band. The duo will make its performance debut as Jack U at the Mad Decent Block Party event in San Diego, California on 15 September (13).
Fact: Dj and producer Diplo is to be honoured with the prestigious Vanguard Award at the 30th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in April (13). The accolade recognises "the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music". Past ASCAP Vanguard Award honourees include The All-American Rejects, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Bjork, Jack Johnson, The Killers, Modest Mouse and The Strokes.
Fact: Beyonce's trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday (03Feb13) has turned into a family affair - her rapper husband Jay Z is set to host a pre-Bowl bash on Saturday (02Feb13) to promote his D'Usse Cognac drink, while her sister Solange Knowles is set to Dj with producer Diplo at the Audi's After Hours party later that same night.