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Rising Star CLAY Releases 'WTSGD' With Alessia Cara - Get to Know Her With 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

CLAY is one of the rising stars we’re excited about here at Just Jared, and we want our readers to get an exclusive chance to get to know her even better.

The San Francisco-raised, LA-based singer-songwriter (she/they) debuted their new song “WTSGD” (When The Sun Goes Down) with Alessia Cara on Wednesday (March 2), off of her upcoming EP, Breathing Into Bloom, out on May 4.

The song was produced by CLAY and Alessia, with additional production by Yakob.

“‘When the Sun Goes Down’ is an honest exploration of what it feels like to struggle with your mental health. The night time often being the hardest. Amidst the sadness, the final line provides a glimmer of hope to hold onto, ‘no matter how dark it gets, just as the sun does set it too must rise,’” CLAY says of the track, which follows January’s release, “ARTERY.”

CLAY – who draws inspiration from the likes of Erykah Badu, Paul Simon, and Lauryn Hill – has also been making waves on streaming, garnering over 140,000 monthly listeners.

Listen to “WTSGD” and check out 10 Fun Facts about CLAY inside…

1. I am 6 feet tall (and have big feet to match, size 11 to be exact).
2. Something I could eat anytime, anywhere, in any mood is a tequeño. My bestie is Venezuelan and introduced me to them (my life is forever changed haha)!
3. I sang at the inauguration of Barack Obama with the San Francisco Girls Chorus in 2008. It was an unbelievable experience I’ll never forget.
4. We (the San Francisco Girls Chorus) also won a grammy for Best Choral Performance for our work with the San Francisco Symphony on Mahler: Symphony no 8.
5. I will do (almost) anything for a laugh.
6. My face is shockingly malleable. My friends used to tell me I can turn from human to cartoon in .5 seconds.
7. My friends know not to chew gum around me because *misophonia*
8. When I first dyed my hair purple, I was going from jet black and I bleached my hair so intensely I had to get a pixie cut. It was fun though!
9. My dad is a hair stylist so I grew up in his hair salon. I met people from all walks of life, heard life stories and learned what chosen family looked and felt like. It shaped me into who I am today.
10. My favorite flower is a sunflower and I am absolutely obsessed. Not just because of their breathtaking beauty but their resilience and positivity… following the sun throughout the day…

ABC's Queen Family Singalong Special - Full Performers & Songs List Revealed!

The music of Queen will be performed during ABC’s The Queen Family Singalong special tonight!

Darren Criss is hosting the one-hour music event, which is the latest installment in the network’s successful “Singalong” franchise.

ABC is “inviting friends and family from around the country to gather in their living rooms, crank up the volume and rock out for an hour of killer Queen hits, performed by musical artists the whole family knows and loves.”

There are some great stars who will be performing the music of Queen, including several celebs who are featured on Dancing With the Stars this season.

Click inside to see the list of performers… More Here! »

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Billy Porter Performs with Cyndi Lauper at Global Citizen Live 2021

The stars are performing at the 2021 Global Citizen Live!

Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Alessia Cara all took to the stage for a performance during the festival on Saturday (September 25) in New York City.

Other stars making appearances at the festival included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Rachel Brosnahan, Queer Eye star Tan France, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshimi.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took to the stage during the festival to promote vaccine equity.

The 24-hour live show is broadcasting from New York, Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and more. It will premiere on a number of platforms including ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, and Twitter.

See the stars that are attending the Global Citizen Live in Paris!

FYI: Cyndi Lauper is wearing an outfit by Christopher John Rogers.

Click through the gallery for 45+ photos of the stars at the festival in New York City…More Here! »

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Alessia Cara & Gladys Knight to Perform at NBA All-Star Game 2021

Alessia Cara and Gladys Knight are heading to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game!

The NBA announced on Tuesday (February 23) that the 24-year-old “Scars to Your Beautiful” singer and the 76-year-old Empress of Soul will both be performing at the basketball event next month.

Gladys, who graduated from Shaw University, which is one of the oldest HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in the nation, will sing the U.S. national anthem ahead of the All-Star Game live from State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Canadian-born Alessia will be singing the Canadian national anthem remotely from her home in Toronto, Canada.

A few years ago, Gladys performed the U.S. national anthem at another major sporting event.

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will air live on Sunday, March 7 with coverage starting at 5:30pm ET on TNT.

Willoughbys Song 'I Choose You' - Read Lyrics & Stream It Here!

Alessia Cara stars in the new Netflix animated movie The Willoughbys as Jane and she also performs a touching new song in the film!

“I Choose” was co-written by Alessia and it provides an emotional moment near the end of the movie. The song is also featured in the end credits.

“this story is witty and charming and offbeat and dark and wonderful and I hope it brings everyone a little joy during this weird time. what a trip seeing my name there alongside such an insane cast. enjooooooy!” Alessia said on Instagram while celebrating the release of the new animated movie.

The Willoughbys is currently sitting at #1 on Netflix’s daily Top 10 chart. You can stream the song “I Choose” below and download it now on iTunes!

Click inside to read the lyrics for the new song… More Here! »

Will Forte, Maya Rudolph & Alessia Cara Star in Netflix's New Animated Film 'The Willoughbys' - Watch Trailer!

A new Netflix animated film is on its way!

The streaming service has just dropped the first trailer for its upcoming animated film, The Willoughbys.

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Lois Lowry and written for the screen by Mark Stanleigh and Kris Pearn (who also directs), The Willoughbys stars a voice cast that includes Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen and Ricky Gervais.

Synopsis: Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

The Willoughbys hits Netflix on April 22nd – Watch the trailer below!

Lauv's Unveils Star-Studded Debut Album 'How I'm Feeling' - Listen Now!

Lauv‘s debut album How I’m Feeling is out now!

The 25-year-old singer – whose real name is Ari Leff – dropped the 21-song project on Friday (March 6).

It features collaborations with Anne-Marie, Alessia Cara, LANY, BTS, Troye Sivan, and Sofia Reyes.

Listen to Lauv‘s How I’m Feeling now! You can also download the album on Apple Music.

Be sure to watch his music videos for “Changes” and “Mean It” as well if you haven’t yet.

ICYMI, find out why Lauv reached out to apologize to The 1975‘s Matt Healy.