Taylor Swift Wins Big At the Grammys, Announces New Album
Taylor Swift has etched her name further into Grammys history. The 66th annual awards were held Sunday, and the pop star officially became the first musician to win four album of the year awards, picking up the golden gramophone for her 2022 album Midnights. During a different award acceptance, Swift also took the opportunity to announce her next album, The Tortured Poets Department, coming in April. Miley Cyrus took home the award for record of the year for “Flowers,” Billie Eilish won song of the year for “What Was I Made For?” and R&B singer/songwriter Victoria Monet won best new artist. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was Celine Dion, who shocked viewers when she presented the album of the year award to Swift herself. The ceremony’s performers included Travis Scott, Fantasia with a tribute to Tina Turner, and Luke Combs singing “Fast Car” alongside Tracy Chapman.
MetLife Stadium To Host 2026 World Cup Final
The final for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., FIFA confirmed Sunday. With a capacity, of 82,500, MetLife is the home of the New York Jets and Giants. The venue hosted the Super Bowl in February 2014 and the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016. As for Team USA, they will play their opener and final group game at LA’s SoFi Stadium and their other opening round fixture at Seattle’s Lumen Field. The 2026 World Cup will be the first edition of the tournament that features 48 teams, up from the 32 that competed at the 2022 tournament in Qatar. The tournament will run from June 11 to July 19, making it the longest World Cup in FIFA’s history.
Paris Saint Germain Star Kylian Mbappé Reportedly Heading to Real Madrid
Following much speculation, Kylian Mbappé will take his talents to Real Madrid once his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the of the season, according to ESPN sources. Allegedly, the 2018 World Cup winner decided to play in Spain because growing up, he idolized Real Madrid legends Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo. ESPN adds that Mbappé has not informed PSG or Real Madrid of his choice but an announcement will be made next week. The forward first joined PSG in 2017 on loan, and then on a permanent basis in 2018. With him on the squad, Les Parisiens have won five Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France trophies.
Mark Zuckerberg to Make $700 Million Per Year Thanks to Meta's New Dividend Structure
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to receive a payout of around $700 million per year from the social media platform’s first-ever dividend for investors. According to Bloomberg, his net worth has increased by $28.1 billion, making his total net worth $170.5 billion. The exec’s massive payday is a result of Meta’s plans to pay a quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents per share of common stock starting next month. In 2022, Zuck pocketed $27.1 million in total compensation. Meta has yet to report executive compensation for last year.
Kiki Rice Becomes First NIL Player with PE Sneaker
After making history as Jordan Brand‘s first NIL signee in 2022, UCLA women’s basketball star Kiki Rice is to receive her own player edition sneaker. The sophomore teased a photo via Instagram on Sunday. “It’s an absolute honor to be the first Jordan Brand NIL athlete to receive a PE, and I can’t wait for my teammates and coaches to rock it with me in the future!” a part of her caption read. The Air Jordan 38 Low “Cherry Blossom” pays homage to her hometown of Washington, D.C., and features pink and UCLA blue finishes atop a white base.