“Sometimes you just want to escape into a happy motherfucking song”

With the triumphant, personal Rainbow behind her, Kesha is ready to return to her dance-pop roots: “Sometimes you just want to escape into a happy motherfucking song,” she tells Billboard in the new cover story.
Kesha photographed Sept. 13 at Malibu Canyon Ranch in Calabasas, Calif. Styling by Samantha Burkhart.

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Kesha: Photos From the Billboard Cover Shoot
Photography: David Needleman

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At Home With Avril Lavigne, Who’s Finally Back (And Totally Ready to Party)

In the latest Billboard, Avril Lavigne opens up about her battle with Lyme disease, her mature ballad “Head Above Water”, her love for tattoos and her “good Canadian guy” ex-husbands.

A few weeks before the release of “Head Above Water,” her first single in four-and-a-half years, Lavigne sits under the cathedral-high ceiling of her home studio. It is the room where, over the course of her public absence, she recorded much of the album she plans to release in early 2019.
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At Home With Avril Lavigne, Who’s Finally Back (And Totally Ready to Party)
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Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year: Selena Gomez

In 2017, she landed four Hot 100 singles, launched a hit Netflix show — and got a kidney transplant. So why does the star, who has battled anxiety, suddenly sound so Zen? (Hint: It’s not just the new puppy)

On the cover:
Selena Gomez photographed by Ruven Afanador on Oct. 30 at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles. Styling by Kate Young. Gomez wears a The Row dress and Jennifer Fisher jewelry.
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Selena Gomez
Photographed by Ruven Afanador

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