Kick off your early-mornings with hot music: NBC’s TODAY announced the line-up for their annual summer concert series on Friday and the morning show has tapped some of the biggest stars from pop, country and hip-hop to perform this season.
Puff Daddy is reuniting with his Family for the show’s inaugural 2016 performance. The Grammy-winning rapper will team with members of his Bad Boy Entertainment crew for an early-morning performance that celebrates two decades of hits.
Also appearing this season: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony, and Alicia Keys, who will close out the concert series on Sept. 2. Other highlights include the Band Perry performing at the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
To give fans even more access to their favorite artists, TODAY is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly for a backstage pass to the “Citi Concert Series on TODAY” with exclusive artist Q&A’s in the magazine and videos from the plaza on EW.com.
Check out the full schedule below. For more information, head toTODAY’s official site.
Jessica Simpson, #JessicaSimpsonTODAY
She’s been out of the music world for the last six years.
Now she’s back in the studio, and Jessica Simpson was celebrating her return by enjoying a romantic meal with husband Eric Johnson.
The Texas born singer, 35, stunned in a skintight nude mini dress and gladiator heel sandals as the pair headed in to Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow in Malibu on Thursday.
Come on, Jess, take our breath away! That’s right, it looks like Jessica Simpson is heading back to the recording studio for the first time since her Christmas album, Happy Christmas, was released in November 2010.
Simpson posted several black and white photos of herself in the recording studio, giving fans of her music so unexpected excitement after years away.
“Studio Vibin’,” she captioned one photo.
She also posted a pic with the legendary Linda Perry in the studio.
In September 2015, Simpson opened up about her music career on the Today show, revealing that her husband and two kids haven’t known her as a recording artist.
“I recorded a Christmas album with him, but he has never really seen me onstage, and do my thing that actually got me here,” she said of husband Eric Johnson. “That’s how I started, and that’s one of my biggest passions in the world. I love to use my voice.”