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Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesIt's been rumored for weeks, but now Bruno Mars has officially confirmed that he'll be joining Coldplay and Beyonce during this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

On Instagram, Bruno posted a picture of himself standing next to what looks like a stage set up on the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and captioned it, "It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up." He added the hashtags #Confirmed, #SB50, #Halftime, #Coldplay and #Beyonce.

Another photo shows him standing on the field, with the caption, "Mars has landed #SB50."

Bruno headlined the Super Bowl in 2013, setting a viewing record in the process, but that was broken last year by Katy Perry.  Coldplay told reporters on Thursday that they'd be paying tribute to the past by inviting those artists whose halftime performances they felt were very memorable.

Super Bowl 50 gets underway at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday on CBS.

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Weinstein CompanyAfter their flirty encounter at a Golden Globes after-party last month, it seems Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are continuing to spend quality time together. Could a real romance be brewing? According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the two were spotted having dinner together at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles Wednesday.

They were apparently seen canoodling during a group dinner in the hotel’s Tower Bar. Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman also were in attendance.

One witness tells Page Six, “Orlando and Katy had that new-relationship glow about them. They were cuddling and flirting with each other all night.” Another source offers a curious -- yet hilarious -- assessment of Orlando’s boyish charm, commenting, “He looks like an old baby.”

Coincidentally, Katy’s on-and-off ex John Mayer also arrived at the Sunset Tower Hotel that night, but just narrowly missed Katy and his other ex, Jennifer.

“Perhaps John knew there was a table full of his ex-girlfriends in the restaurant, because he didn’t go into the Tower Bar and instead went directly into the hotel elevator,” a source says.

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLooks like a new baby isn't the only thing Kelly Clarkson's got waiting in the wings.

The original American Idol winner started teasing a "New Project" on Friday via Twitter.  She posted a brief video featuring a photo of some balloons, along with the words, "What's magical, fun and an escape for everyone?"

Unless Kelly plans to stage her own circus, it's anybody's guess what she's referring to.  That post, though, was simply "Clue #1." Sounds like more will be revealed later on.

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Coming soon… #NewProject #Clue1https://t.co/erVgaehJme

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Estate of Michael Jackson/Sony Music Legacy RecordingsSpike Lee's documentary Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, chronicling the making of the King of Pop's 1979 solo album, will debut on Showtime tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Lee, who previously directed a similar documentary on Michael Jackson's 1986 album Bad, explains to ABC Radio how he was chosen to head up this particular project.

"I did two short films for Mike when he was alive and after Michael passed, I was asked by the record company to do This Is It and then came Bad 25 and now Off The Wall and hopefully God willing I will get to do Thriller and that's really the trilogy, the three albums that combine great talents of Quincy Jones and Michael Joseph Jackson," Lee says.

Spike believes that Off the Wall and MJ's role in the movie musical The Wiz both took place during an important time of his life.

"The relationship between Michael and Quincy started on the set of The Wiz," Spike says. "He was coming of age, he was going to Studio 54, he was living on his own, so he was out the house."

Lee explains that, ironically, Michael's anger over the perception that Off the Wall was snubbed by the Grammys led to the creation of his masterpiece.  Although the album's single "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" won a Grammy, the album itself was not even nominated.

"It's evident that without Off the Wall, there would've been no Thriller and it was really the disappointment of not winning as many Grammys as he thought he should, that negativity he felt turned into positive energy and really gave him the emphasis for that like, 'I'm going to show you!'" the director says. "He came back with a vengeance."

Lee says that Michael never gave less than 100 percent in anything he did.

"Mike busted his a**, you know, he was not there lollygagging, he was doing work," Lee recalls. "When he came on stage, you know, something clicked and he was going to give it his all, like it was going to be his last performance."

The documentary features interviews with Michael's friends, family and famous fans, including The Weeknd, who rarely does interviews. Lee explains why the "Can't Feel My Face" singer agreed to talk for this documentary.

"I mean, I didn't know, people telling me now that he never does interviews, but I didn't know that. People love Michael and so we're very grateful for the people who were in the film who share their love of Michael with the world," Lee says.

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall follows the late pop legend as he breaks away from his famous family group to establish himself as a solo superstar. The film includes archival footage of Michael, plus interviews with Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, John Legend, Questlove of the Roots, director Lee Daniels, Kobe Bryant, ballerina Misty Copeland, Michael's mother and father Katherine and Joe Jackson, his brothers Marlon and Jackie and L.A. Reid, among others.

In addition, the documentary will be included in deluxe CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray versions of  Off the Wall that will hit stores on February 26. Off the Wall features the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You," as well as the hit title track and "She's Out of My Life." Thanks to the record, MJ, who was 20 when Off the Wall was released, became the first solo artist to have four top-10 singles from the same album.  To date, Off the Wall has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

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Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/FXAfter a whirlwind February that includes performances at the Super Bowl, the Grammys and the Oscars, Lady Gaga has even more to look forward to this spring. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer will be honored at the Grammy Museum's 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on April 4.

Gaga will be receiving the Jane Ortner Artist Award for her dedication to education through the arts. She’ll also be performing at the event, which will take place at billionaire Ron Buckle’s home in Beverly Hills.

"The enormous impact Lady Gaga has had on artists and fans began with a strong educational foundation," Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum, says in a statement. "Her career trajectory, marked by extraordinary talent and creativity, is one of the most inspiring stories in music."

John Legend, who received the Grammy Museum’s inaugural Jane Ortner Artist Award in 2013, will be performing at the event. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Jane Ortner Education Award program, which offers resources for teachers who integrate music into their academic curriculum. The award is named for late public school teacher Jane Ortner, who promoted music education.

This Sunday, Gaga will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. On February 15, she’ll perform a David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards, and on February 28, she’ll take the stage at the Oscars, where she’s up for Best Original Song.

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Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesCan you say "hey?" How about "ho?" The Lumineers are back, and they've announced the details of their sophomore album, called Cleopatra. The album will be released April 8, and will feature the lead single "Ophelia," which is streaming now on YouTube.

Additionally, The Lumineers have announced a North American headlining tour for the spring and summer. The outing will begin May 21 in Houston, Texas and will conclude June 19 in Chicago. Visit TheLumineers.com for all ticket info.

Cleopatra comes four years after The Lumineers released their self-titled debut in 2012. The album, of course, featured the folk-rockers' breakthrough hit "Ho Hey," as well as the singles "Stubborn Love" and "Submarines."

The Lumineers will likely play a new song or two when they guest on The Late Show on February 19.

Here's the Cleopatra track list:

"Sleep on the Floor"
"Ophelia"
"Cleopatra"
"Gun Song"
"Angela"
"In the Light"
"Gale Song"
"Long Way from Home"
"Sick in the Head"
"My Eyes"
"Patience"

Here are The Lumineers' North American tour dates:

5/21 -- Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
5/22 -- Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory
5/25 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden
5/27 -- San Diego, CA, CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
5/28 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
5/29 -- Napa, CA, BottleRock Napa Valley
5/31 -- Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6/1 -- Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
6/3 -- Redmond, WA, Marymoor Amphitheater
6/7 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/10 -- Kansas City, MO, KC Live! at Power & Light District
6/11 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
6/12 -- St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House
6/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Myth
6/15 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
6/19 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater

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Monty Brinton/CBSRihanna will perform on the Grammy Awards later this month, it's been confirmed.

The official Grammys Twitter feed announced the news, writing, "It's official: Eight-time GRAMMY winner @rihanna joins the all-star lineup for the 58th #GRAMMYs Feb. 15 on @CBS!"  And Rihanna herself tweeted, "See y'all at the #GRAMMYS."

The last time the singer appeared on the Grammy Awards was just last year, when she performed "Four Five Seconds" with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.  While all three of those artists have won multiple Grammy Awards, the song surprisingly failed to receive any nods for this year's Grammys.

Adele, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar are among the other performers scheduled to appear on this year's telecast, which airs February 15 on CBS.

Rihanna's new album, ANTI, is headed for the #1 spot after debuting last week at #27.  If it achieves that position, it'll be her second #1 album, following Unapologetic.

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It's official: Eight-time GRAMMY winner @rihanna joins the all-star lineup for the 58th #GRAMMYs Feb. 15 on @CBS! pic.twitter.com/ndGReYFC6U

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Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesA New York judge this week dismissed lawsuits filed by Kesha's former producer, Dr. Luke, against her mom and manager, according to Business Insider.

Kesha and Dr. Luke, whose birth name is Lukasz Gottwald, have been involved in a legal battle for over a year. She claimed she had been repeatedly abused by Dr. Luke, including an allegation that he drugged and raped her, all of which the producer has denied. He filed his own claims against the singer, saying she was attempting to extort him in order to get out of her contracts with his record label.

Dr. Luke claimed in a lawsuit against Kesha's mom, Pebe Sebert, that she was trying to extort him. The judge ruled there was no jurisdiction over Sebert in New York. However, Dr. Luke has filed a similar lawsuit against Sebert in Tennessee, where she lives.

Dr. Luke had also alleged in a lawsuit that Kesha's manager, Jack Rovner, "hates" him after feeling slighted by the producer, and had sought more control over Kesha's career. However, the judge ruled that Rovner had acted within the scope of his authority as Kesha's manager.

Kesha's lawyers have said she's been unable to release new music because of her legal battle with Dr. Luke.

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Michael Becker/FOXThursday was Final Judgment day as American Idol’s top 24 were revealed. More than 50 remaining contestants faced off in the Showcase Round, before facing judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez to see would fill the coveted spots.

Here are Thursday’s highlights:

The journey ended for a couple of early favorites. Michelle Marie performed Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns,” but while Urban noted that she really “takes to the stage,” Michelle’s charm and energy didn’t stand up to the fierce competition. Colette Lush’s audition also blew the judges away, but nerves seemed to get the better of her in the Showcase Round. Her vocal performance on Meghan Trainor‘s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” impressed the judges, but they didn’t think she was ready for Idol’s top 24.

Trent Harmon was dealt a devastating blow when he came down with a case of mononucleosis upon arriving in Hollywood, but he mustered every ounce of energy he could for his version of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.” It ended up working in his favor, as the judges thought he showed character, as well as talent, battling through his illness. He earned a spot in the top 24.

A couple of 16-year-olds also moved on to the top 24. Flame-haired Amilia Eisenhauer “left it all on the stage” for her performance of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” playing a little fiddle as well. Lee Jean sang Ed Sheeran’s “Make It Rain,” urging the crowd to keep quiet as he did – a serious no-no in Jennifer’s opinion. Both managed to convince the judges they had what it takes to be a part of Idol’s top 24.

Thomas Stringfellow’s girlfriend of a year broke up with him just before he entered the competition for fear it would hurt their relationship, but channeled that heartbreak into his performance of One Direction’s “Story of My Life.” Harry noted there were better singers in the competition, but Thomas had a special quality that earned him a spot in the top 24.

Returning contestant Emily Brooke, who didn’t make it into last season’s top 24, gave it another shot with Carrie Underwood’s “So Small.” J-Lo thought that of all the contestants, Emily grew the most in one year, which was a testament to her commitment and talent. The judges all agreed that this was Brooke's year and she advanced the top 24.

Gianna Isabella, the 15-year-old daughter of Brenda K. Starr and the youngest person in the competition, chose her mom’s hit single “I Still Believe,” but her mom’s maternal instinct to coach her little girl didn’t sit well with musical director Ricky Minor. Brenda backed off and Gianna did her mom proud, earning a spot in the top 24.

It was between Jordan Sasser and Kayce Haynes for the last two men’s spots. Jordan, with his wife – who had also auditioned, but didn’t make it to Hollywood – sitting in the audience, brought the house down with his version of OneRepublic’s “Love Runs Out.” However, Kayce also felt confident about his Showcase Performance, Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Sasser and Haynes were brought into the room together, where Harry informed them that Jordan would claim the final spot in the top 24.

It was the same process for the two remaining females: Lindita belting out Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” and La’Porsha Renae delivering a soulful version of the classic “House of the Rising Sun.” Urban noted that Lindita brought her swagger to the competition, while La’Porsha brought soul, before revealing that Renae gobbled up the last female spot in the top 24.

Here are the top 24:

Jenn Blosil
MacKenzie Bourg
Emily Brooke
Amelia Eisenhauer
Trent Harmon
Gianna Isabella
James VIII
Lee Jean
CJ Johnson
Adam Lasher
Tristan McIntosh
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Stephany Negrete
Dalton Rapattoni
Jenna Renae
La'Porsha Renae
Olivia Rox
Jordan Sasser
Thomas Stringfellow
Manny Torres
Sonika Vaid
Kory Wheeler
Avalon Young
Shelbie Z.

The first group of 12 semifinalists will perform when American Idol airs Wednesday night on Fox.

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Image Group LA/ABCMeghan Trainor has scored four top-20 hits from her debut album Title, all of which she co-wrote.  But she's also made the charts by writing hits for other artists, which she says is what she's always dreamed of doing.

Meghan co-wrote "Sledgehammer" for Fifth Harmony, which reached the top 40 a year ago.  Now, another song she co-wrote, "I Like the Sound of That," is #16 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as recorded by country group Rascal Flatts.

"Yeah, that’s the dream," Meghan tells ABC Radio when asked if she still plans to make room in her busy schedule to write songs for other musicians.  "My dream is to not only have [a] top-10 from me as an artist, but I wanna see songs next to me and be like, 'I wrote that!' And that was me with Fifth Harmony, when they had 'Sledgehammer,' when that blew up. I was like, 'I did that one!'”

"It’s a great feeling and I want  [to write for] different artists," she adds. "I want to show people how many genres I can do."

Meghan is going to release the first single from her second album, tentatively titled Thank You, in early March: it's called "No."  She says it's too early to tell now whether that single will be representative of the sound of the entire album.

"'No' is such a different sound from everything I was doing," she tells ABC Radio. "I was bringing the doo-wop back and I was bringing more Caribbean feels into it, and 'No' is more of like a ‘90s hip-hop banger. So now they’re saying, 'Can we have a few more of these?'” 

She sighs, "I’m just trying to wrap it up now!"  

In other Meghan news, she spent Thursday in a familiar place: her old high school, Nauset Regional High in Massachusetts.  The Boston Globe reports that during the visit, which was taped for an upcoming TV feature, Meghan chatted with students, performed "All About That Bass" and "Lips Are Movin'" and posed for photos.

Meghan's up for Best New Artist at the Grammys, which will air February 15 on CBS.

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Image Group LA/ABC You’ve probably played “Truth or Dare” at some point in your life, but have you heard of “Puth or Dare”? It’s the same general concept, except you have to be Charlie Puth in order to play.

Elle.com challenges the singer to the game, and he proves to be a great sport. The dares involve washing Pop Rocks down with some soda and grooming his famous eyebrows with some eyebrow gel. Charlie also shoves as many marshmallows as he can into his mouth, and even sings a bit of “See You Again” as he’s doing it.

As for the truth portion, he admits his mom is the one person in his life that’s always one call away -- and she calls him by his full name, Charlie Otto. There’s also one “truth” question Charlie refuses to answer. According to Elle, it involved Selena Gomez, his duet partner on the song “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”

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ABC/Adam TaylorAloe Blacc is taking the stage at The Recording Academy’s Grammy after-party. The singer has signed on to perform at the 2016 Grammy Celebration, which takes place immediately following the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15.

The event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year's theme is “Grammy Land” -- a take on the classic board game Candy Land that will include oversized candy displays, cotton candy trees, acrobats and aerialists, and other playful design elements.  Attendees will include both Recording Academy members and Grammy nominees.

Last year, Aloe’s album Lift Your Spirit was nominated for Best R&B Album at the Grammys.

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageRemember last year, when that goofy dancing "Left Shark" who was part of Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show became a viral sensation?  Well, Coldplay, who are playing halftime this year, are all prepared to top that moment...and then some.

At a press conference Thursday in San Francisco, Coldplay's Chris Martin, displaying his British sense of humor, told reporters, "We’ve trained ‘em so well this year -- all of our sharks. We’ve got left shark, middle shark, front shark, back shark, two right sharks and a reserve shark in case one of the first sharks has a problem, in which case there’s gonna be a Pepsi logo flashed on screen."  Pepsi is the sponsor of the halftime show.

Martin continued, "Everything will shut down for two minutes while we replace whichever shark has messed up. There’s a delay on the timing so no viewer at home will have any shark-based trauma."

In all seriousness, though, the band told reporters that they were asked to honor the past, present and future with their Super Bowl 50 halftime show.  The future will be represented by the members of a local youth orchestra, while the past will be represented by artists who've previously given memorable halftime performances, including Beyonce.

"The way we’re sort of honoring the past is by asking some of the people whose halftime shows we really loved and Beyonce’s of course is right up there," said Chris Martin. "I think most people would agree. And so we just felt like asking her would be appropriate. And the other person that’s coming out with us, same reason. And they’ve been great teachers to us and had great pearls of wisdom and it’s just been fun to make one giant band together." 

It hasn't been confirmed who the "other person" is, but most believe it'll be Bruno Mars, who headlined in 2013.  Other guests remain a mystery.

As for the inspiration for the show's feel and design, Coldplay drummer Will Champion said it came from the U.K.'s biggest and most prestigious music festival, Glastonbury.  "We wanted to bring that sort of vibe to the Super Bowl halftime show," said Champion. "You know, we can’t compete in terms of amazing dance routines and all of that, so we have to try and do what comes naturally to us, which is to try and provide a bit of fun and a great atmosphere for people to come and be together and be communal and enjoy the general experience."

Of course, there's tremendous pressure to deliver a knockout of a performance, but Martin told reporters that they've avoided feeling stressed out by doing two things.

"One is we just spoke to each other about what we’d like to communicate in the halftime show, and we decided that we wanted to make it about togetherness and acceptance and the things we really believe in," he explained. "And then we called the right guests, so we know that we have great people joining us."

It's traditional to ask whoever is performing on the halftime show who they're rooting for and most artists refuse to take sides.  At the press conference, Coldplay got a lot of laughs out of their complete lack of knowledge about football.  But when a reporter informed them that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a huge fan of theirs, they changed their tune.

"This changes things significantly!" joked Will Champion.  "Yeah, I’m going with the Panthers!" added Chris.  Will continued. "Plus they have a Scottish kicker as well, and Guy, our bass player, is Scottish...so we feel a certain affinity with the Scots so I think we’ll go Panthers."

When the reporter attempted to ask another question, Chris broke in. "Just to be clear, that’s the Denver Panthers that we definitely are rooting for, OK?" he said, as everyone laughed. "So put that in your paper!"

By the way, Chris didn't say if his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow would be watching, but he says he hoped their children Apple and Moses would.  He also revealed that Moses designed two pairs of shoes for him: one to wear at the press conference and one to wear during the halftime show. Martin said of the kids, "They've been lovely about the whole thing."

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Looks like Kanye West's live event at New York City's Madison Square Garden sold out within minutes, literally.

The rapper  announced the news on Twitter and expressed his gratitude. "THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS WE SOLD MADISON SQUARE GARDEN OUT IN 10 MINUTES!!!" he wrote.

Kanye is anxiously awaiting the show. "It was always a dream to have a listening party at Madison Square Garden," he added. "On February 11th these dreams come true."

If you weren't fast enough to score tickets, Kanye hints there may be more available. "I held a few seats for stage design that may open up depending on Vanessa’s final layout," he wrote.

His wife, Kim Kardashian, congratulated her man via Twitter: "For years Kanye has always talked about showing his collection at Madison Square Garden! I'm so happy to see his dream become a reality!!!"  The event will also feature the debut of Kanye's latest fashion line.

As previously reported, the live event will see Kanye performing the album in its entirety, along with a performance from his frequent collaborator, Italian contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft.  It will also be streamed at theaters in over 20 countries around the world, including Australia, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland.

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For those of you hoping for a Rihanna/Drake romance, you may have to hold out a little longer. In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Rihanna says she’s single and has no time to mingle.

"I'm single right now and it's not that I'm like, 'Oh, pro-single, yes, I hate men!'” she tells Ellen. “I just think I have so much on my plate that I can't even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious. Or even a text."

Ellen tries to make a love match by suggesting that Rihanna tour with her friend and frequent collaborator Drake -- who’s featured on her new single, “Work.” Rihanna says that while he won’t be joining her on her upcoming ANTI tour, they might hit the road together some day.

"I would love to go on tour with Drake,” she says. “That has to happen."

Rihanna may not have time to date, but she did admit to texting a naked selfie or two during a rousing game of “Never Have I Ever” with George Clooney. And in case you’re wondering, George claims he has never texted an explicit selfie, but Rihanna wasn’t buying it and teased, “Yeah right, George!”

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ABC/Adam TaylorGrammy nominee Elle King has another career milestone to celebrate. Her debut album, Love Stuff, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Elle posted her stoked reaction to the news on Instagram, writing, “My album ‘Love Stuff’ is now gold. My first gold album. My first album. Ha! This is so insane. Thank you thank you thank you.”

A gold certification from the RIAA means Elle's album has sold upward of 500,000 copies since it was released nearly a year ago, on February 13, 2015. Thanks to a new RIAA policy that started this week, that total now takes into account on-demand audio and video streams.

Before she attends the Grammy awards on February 15 -- where her hit single “Ex’s & Oh’s” is up for two awards -- Elle will be performing her new single, “America’s Sweetheart,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 11.

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Miller MobleyZayn Malik has lined up his first solo TV performance. One Direction's former bad boy will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  February 17.

Zayn will likely perform his new single, “Pillowtalk,” off his forthcoming album Mind of Mine, due out March 25. An acoustic version of the song, “Pillowtalk (The Living Room Session),” has also been released.

Zayn was initially supposed to make his TV debut on U.K.’s The Graham Norton Show last month, but cancelled last minute due to a scheduling conflict.

Guests also scheduled to appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show this month include Christina Aguilera on February 15, Pitbull February 16, and Demi Lovato and The Weeknd February 19.

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Courtesy: NARASBest Dance Recording nominee Justin Bieber will take the stage on this year's Grammy Awards, and Pitbull and Robin Thicke have also joined the lineup.

Justin, Diplo and Skrillex, who are nominated collectively for "Where Are Ü Now," will perform the song on the telecast.  It'll be the first time that Jack Ü -- which is the name Diplo and Skrillex use when they collaborate -- has ever performed live on TV.

Pitbull, meanwhile, will collaborate with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Robin Thicke and "special surprise guests."  Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.

Country star Chris Stapleton, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt will also perform: they'll do a tribute to the late blues legend B.B. King Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and shock rocker Alice Cooper, who perform together as The Hollywood Vampires, will do a tribute to late metal icon Lemmy of Motorhead, according to Rolling Stone.

Previously announced performers include Adele, James BayEllie Goulding, the Broadway cast of "Hamilton," Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd, among others.

The Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, airs Monday night, February 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Ben WattsRob Thomas has been added to the lineup for the 11th annual “I Create Music” Expo, hosted by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

The Matchbox Twenty frontman will participate in a keynote “We Create Music” panel, and join a performance with songwriter/producer Desmond Child and country songwriter/producer Brett James.

Ariel Rechtshaid, producer on “When We Were Young” from Adele’s 25, and James Fauntleroy, the co-writer on Rihanna’s ANTI album, also willl be joining the expo.

As previously reported, Nate Ruess of fun. will be one of the event’s speakers. He’ll talk with ASCAP President and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Paul Williams about his songwriting experience. The conference also will feature a talk from prolific songwriter Greg Kurstin, who co-wrote Adele’s “Hello” and has worked with Sia, Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding.

The ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo will be held April 28-30 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Michael Becker/FOXFollowing the drama of the group rounds on American Idol's Hollywood Week, Wednesday's episode saw all 75 remaining hopefuls perform solo for the judges one final time, this time backed by a full band if they chose.  The contestants were then split up into three rooms, and when all was said and done, the singers in two out of the three rooms -- 51 in all -- remained.

For their solo performances, the contestants had to choose from a list of songs, and only three people were allowed to sing any one song. This caused some drama for Tristan McIntosh, the girl whose mom serves in the military.  She wanted to sing Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most" because, as she explained, she had an emotional connection to it due to her mom's prolonged absences.  Unfortunately, three people had already called the song, which caused Tristan to break down in tears, wondering what other song she might sing.  Fortunately, one of the girls gave up the song so that Tristan could perform it after all.  She made it through.

Stephany Negrete turned in a great rendition of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain," but felt isolated because she didn't have any friends or family with her. She made it through.  Thomas Stringfellow performed "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri, but was convinced he'd screwed it up.  He was wrong, though: he made it through.

Mackenzie Bourg sang an Ed Sheeran-like original song called "Roses," leaving the judges amazed that he'd managed to pen a tune that good.

Hairdresser Shelbie Z got through singing Heart's "Alone," and Kory Wheeler made it with a version of Coldplay's "Fix You."  James Dawson VIII turned in an impressive version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," and also made it through.

Sonika Vaid sang Ariana Grande's "One Last Time" and made it through.  Young teens Lee Jean and Sara Sturm, who'd bonded pretty intensely, both made it through: he sang "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes, while she sang "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane.

Emily Brooke, who made it to the top 48 last season, made it through again by singing "What Hurts the Most."  Malie Delgado, Mionne Destiny and Jessica Cabral all had vocal problems, but all three of them made it through.  Jessica sounded especially strong on Patty Griffin's "Up to the Mountain."

New dad Joshua Wicker sounded pretty bad on "A Thousand Years," and didn't make it, but at least he's got his baby daughter to go home to.

Memphis musician C.J. Johnson sang Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" and made it through.  Jeneve Rose Mitchell, the cowboy-hat-wearing teen who lives "off the grid" with her family and plays the cello, also made it through, singing "Danny's Song" by Kenny Loggins.  Cowboy-hat-wearing John Wayne Schulz was forced to perform bareheaded when he couldn't find his "lucky hat," and failed to make it through, despite singing one of Keith Urban's hits.

Guyliner addict Dalton Rapattoni made the Grease classic "Hopelessly Devoted to You" sound like a Green Day song, and made it through.

At the end of the episode Jennifer Lopez told Room 1 they'd made it through, while Harry Connick Jr. gave Room 3 the good news.  Keith Urban had to tell Room 2 they were all going home.

On the next episode, airing Thursday night on Fox, the 51 contestants will perform at a live showcase, and the top 24 will be chosen.

According to American Idol fan site MJsBigBlog, here's a full list of who made it through this round, including which seasons of Idol or other singing competitions they'd previously appeared in:

Women
1. Ameet Kanon
2. Amelia Eisenhauer
3. Anatalia Villaranda
4. Ariel Sprague (American Idol 11 Top 42 & American Idol 12 Top 52)
5. Avalon Young
6. Chynna Sherrod
7. Colette Lush
8. Emily Brooke (American Idol 14 Top 48)
9. Gianna Isabella
10. Jeneve Mitchell
11. Jenn Blosil
12. Jenna Renae  (America’s Got Talent Season 10)
13. Jessica Cabral
14. Jessica Clark
15. Jordyn Simone
16. Kassy Levels
17. Kayla Mickelsen
18. Kelsie Watts
19. LaPorsha Renae
20. Laurel Wright (American Idol Seasons 13 and 14)
21. Lindita Hamili
22. Malie Delgado (The X Factor USA Season 3)
23. Mary Williams
24. Michelle Marie
25. Mionne Destiny
26. Olivia Rox (America’s Got Talent Season 8)
27. Sara Sturm
28. Shelbie Zora (The Voice Season 5)
29. Shevonne Philidor
30. Sonika Vaid
31. Stephany Negrete (American Idol 11 Hollywood)
32. Terrian Bass
33. Tiffanne LeMay
34. Tristan McIntosh

Men
1. Adam Lasher (American Idol Season 14)
2. Andrew Nazarbekian
3. C.J. Johnson
4. Christian Eason
5. Dalton Rapattoni
6. Isaac Cole
7. James Dawson VIII
8. Jon Klaasen (The X Factor USA Season 3)
9. Jordan Sasser
10. Kacye Haynes
11. Kory Wheeler (American Idol Season 14)
12. Lee Jean
13. MacKenzie Bourg (The Voice Season 3)
14. Manny Torres
15. Thomas Stringfellow
16. Trent Harmon
17. Zach Person

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