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Mark Brown/Getty ImagesCarly Rae Jepsen is teaming up with M&M'S candies to bring her music to fans in Chicago, for free.

The singer will headline an M&M'S Spotlight concert July 11 in Chicago.  If you visit MMS-Spotlight.com, you can sign up for free tickets now.  You can also win tickets at events leading up to the show.  Monitor @MMSChocolate for more information.

In other Carly Rae news, a new trailer for Leap!, an animated film for which she voices one of the characters, has arrived.

The movie is about a girl named Félicie who travels with her best friend to Paris and starts training as a ballerina under a strict teacher named Odette.  Carly Rae voices Odette, and her song "Cut to the Feeling" is featured in the trailer.  The voice cast also includes Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler.

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Greg WilliamsCouldn't get tickets to see Ed Sheeran in 2017?  Well, if you're willing to take a plane flight, you can see him in 2018.

Ed has announced a stadium tour of the U.K. and Europe, starting May 4, 2018 in Cork, Ireland.  The tour will visit Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales before moving on to Amsterdam, France, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland.  Tickets for all shows go on sale July 8.

Ed also tweeted, "That's not the end of the stadium tour, watch this space x." 

Ed has already announced stadium dates in Australia and New Zealand for 2018...so could stadium dates in North America be a possibility?

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BMLGBack in the day, there always seemed to be some kind of rivalry -- real or imagined -- between The Backstreet Boys and 'N SYNC.  Now, nearly 20 years after the fact, Backstreet can now say they've done something Justin Timberlake and company never achieved: they're #1 on the country charts.

"God, Your Mama and Me," Backstreet's collaboration with superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line, has topped Billboard's Country Airplay chart.  The highest 'N SYNC ever managed to get on that same chart was #3, when they teamed up with country group Alabama in 1999 for a country remake of their hit "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You."

"The collaboration works because country music, in a lot of ways, still has all the pop music and the great melodies, the harmonies," Backstreet's Nick Carter tells ABC Radio. "It just turned out to be a match made in heaven."

Nick says the fact the song's hit #1 is "incredible," noting that not only has Backstreet never had a country hit before but, when it comes to pop, "[We] haven't been in the top ten in years, so it's a pretty amazing feat."

Backstreet's having a moment right now: aside from the #1, the Boys' Larger Than Life Las Vegas show is a huge success, and Nick's currently serving as a mentor -- or "architect" -- on ABC's reality competition show Boy Band, which airs Thursdays.

"It's a great position to be in because I do have a lot to offer," he says of working with the show's contestants, who are all competing to be part of a brand-new boy band.  "This is a big deal to me.  After 24 years of being in my band...it's important that there's integrity in the show." 

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCHere's the good news: Ed Sheeran's already hard at work on the follow-up to his smash album, Divide.   Here's the bad news: he's been working on it for six years already, and we probably won't hear it until three years from now.

Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Ed says of his fourth album, "I’ve been working on this one since the same time as [my first album] Plus. Every year I write a song that will go on it. So I have about six, seven at the moment.”

But, he explains, "It will potentially come later, because it’s been about six years in the making and it might be another three or four. So I might put other stuff out before then, just to have something out."

And when the new album does come out, Ed says, it'll sound quite different than his other albums.  "It’s not necessarily experimental, but I don’t think there’ll be any hot radio songs on it this time," he predicts.  "It’s a very acoustic record...very acoustic.”

When asked if this mysterious stripped-down album will be called Subtract -- to go along with his albums Plus, Multiply and Divide, he says with a smile "It’s within that vein.”

As for the "other stuff" he wants to release before that album, Ed says he's interested in working with DJ Khaled, as well as with Justin Bieber, with whom he collaborated on the song "Love Yourself."

“I’m always, always up for working with Bieber," he says. "...when he wants to start making another album, I’d love to be involved. I’ve got some ideas. I think he’s really talented. And his head’s screwed on properly now.”

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Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesIf you couldn't get tickets to see Train during their current Play that Song tour, just fire up your computer or mobile device Thursday night and check out what you've been missing.

That night, the band will be live streaming their show from Indianapolis exclusively on Twitter.  It starts at 9:10 p.m. ET.

In other Train tour news, on Wednesday night, the band is playing a free show in Cleveland, OH to make up for the fact that during their show there over the weekend, fans who had lawn seats were unable to hear the entire concert due to sound problems. 

A statement on Train's website reads, "This show is exclusively for those of you who paid for lawn tickets and experienced sound issues the other night...while the issues were beyond our control, we still want to make things right...We can’t wait to show you guys a good time."

Finally, Train has announced that for the final show of the Play that Song tour at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, their good friend Michael Franti will join the bill, along with the tour's usual opening acts, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield. 

The July 15 show is being billed as the "Play that Song Wine & Music Experience" and will feature more than 40 hand-selected wines from more than 20 wineries on site for fans to try.

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Kevin WongBack in the days of the Jonas Brothers, fans used to refer to the youngest brother Frankie, who wasn't in the group, as the "Bonus Jonas." Well, now Frankie's back...as the guest star in big bro Nick's new video.

The clip is for "Remember I Told You," Nick Jonas' collaboration with Mike Posner and British singer Anne-Marie, who sings lead on Clean Bandit's hit "Rockabye."  It shows Nick, Mike and Anne-Marie dancing around in a small, empty white room, where they're joined on and off by various dancers, and by Frankie, who's playing guitar. 

The three singers dance around and do goofy things like ride around in shopping carts and cover each other in packing peanuts, as the clip switches from black-and-white to color.  In a behind-the-scenes video, Nick says he wanted a "clean and sexy" look to match the simple beat of the track.

Mike and Nick first wrote "Remember I Told You" when Mike was opening for Nick and Demi Lovato on their joint tour. Nick then discovered Anne-Marie's music during a trip to the U.K. and asked her to join them on the track.

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NBC UniversalThe lineup for this year's Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular just got even more star-studded.

In addition to previously announced performers Hailee Steinfeld and country superstars Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley, Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth will also be celebrating Independence Day on the NBC special.

This year's show, which airs Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will feature more than 60,000 shells launched from five barges all over Manhattan, making it the country's largest fireworks display in over a decade.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCPop icon Justin Bieber recently gave Drake a major compliment on Instagram, writing on the social media platform that the rapper is, "More than a rapper, a culture shifter and legend...best of our generation."   

The Biebs' message was written this Monday, which was also the same day Drizzy emceed the first-ever NBA Awards in New York City. 

Justin and Drake, who both hail from Canada, have collaborated only once for their 2012 song "Right Here." Bieber also remixed Drake's hit single "One Dance" last year. 

Both are featured vocalists on DJ Khaled's latest album Grateful.  

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCCamila Cabello has landed an amazing gig: she'll be opening for none other than Bruno Mars.

"SO EXCITED TO BE OPENING FOR @BRUNOMARS THIS SUMMER!! every night I'm gonna be peering out from side stage trying to learn as much as I can," she tweeted.

She added, "For years I've looked up to Bruno as a vocalist, musician, entertainer and artist, so..... im geeked."

Camila also shared a tweet with a video that announces exactly which shows on Bruno's 24K Magic tour she'll be opening.  They start July 20 in San Jose, California and wrap up August 22 in Pittsburgh.

Here are Camila's dates with Bruno:

7/20 -- SAP Center At San Jose San Jose, CA
7/21 -- SAP Center At San Jose San Jose, CA
7/23 -- Moda Center Portland, OR
7/24 -- Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
7/26 -- Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
7/27 -- Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
7/30 -- Rogers Place Edmonton, AB
7/31 -- Rogers Place Edmonton, AB
8/02 -- MTS Centre  Winnipeg, MB
8/04 -- Fargodome Fargo, ND
8/05 -- Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
8/07 -- Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE
8/09 -- Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
8/12 -- The Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI
8/13 -- Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
8/15 -- Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
8/16 -- United Center Chicago, IL
8/18 -- United Center Chicago, IL
8/19 -- United Center Chicago, IL
8/22 -- PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCTaylor Swift turns up in the oddest places.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been named this year's NBA MVP, and his teammates tweeted out a special congratulatory video, starring none other than Tay-Tay, who's been largely absent from both social media and the spotlight for months.

"Ah, Russell, it's Taylor. Remember? I was the one who taught you how to play basketball," Taylor says in the video. "I was the one who taught you to dribble...and I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset. And you said, if you remember correctly...‘You just have to shake it off,’ and I got an idea. So, essentially, we have each other to thank for these careers."

She goes on to say that she and Russell "go back, what, 20 years?" before correcting herself.

"Actually, we've never met and that's a fake story but I wish it were the truth," she says. "And you are amazing. You’re the MVP. I’m so happy for you. Sending you the biggest hug ever. Congratulations!"

As for why Taylor was tapped to record the video, Westbrook is a fan: he once Instagrammed himself jamming to her hit "Bad Blood."

.@taylorswift13 sings Russell’s praises! #0urMVP pic.twitter.com/5HgKeVrMsi

— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) June 27, 2017

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ABC/Randy HolmesMariah Carey is currently in Israel promoting her collaboration with Israeli skincare line Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics, which she wrote about on Twitter.  

But during a interview with Israel's Channel 2 News, the singer was asked less about that, and more about ex-fiancé Australian billionaire James Packer and his ties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  

In a video of the exchange, Mimi is asked if she noticed a "special connection" between James and Netanyahu while the three of them had dinner in the past.  

She curtly replies, "I was eating the food. They had some food there that was pretty good. I don't know. I was just there 'cause I was invited to a dinner. There was a lot of talk, conversation, food. Dinner."  

When the interviewer continues to press the issue, asking if she knew where Packer could possibly be at the moment, she says, "I don't know where the m*********** is! How am I supposed to know? I don't know. For real."  

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mimi's former lover and Netanyahu are friends. Packer is currently wanted for questioning by Israeli police "as part of an ongoing investigation regarding alleged corruption and illegal gift giving to Netanyahu by several wealthy businessmen." 

Mariah broke off her engagement to James last year.  

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ColumbiaA video for "Feels," the single featuring Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Big Sean, has arrived -- and it's a hazy tropical fantasy.

The clip shows Sean sitting in the jungle with a couple of parrots, a Hawaiian-shirt wearing Pharrell floating in a rowboat, and Katy, wearing a long, neon-yellow wig and yellow dress, lounging in a field of yellow flowers.  Calvin is also shown playing bass. 

The video cuts between each performer, and we see them and the landscape through colored filters that bathe them all in surreal purples, reds, greens, and blues.

"Feels" is from Calvin's new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, due this Friday.

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Andrea Gelardin & Ruth HogbenDespite rumors, Lady Gaga will not be returning to American Horror Story for the show's seventh season.

Entertainment Weekly debunked the rumor saying it had confirmed that Gaga will not be part of the show, which is filming now.

Gaga made her AHS debut during the anthology show's fifth season, subtitled Hotel, playing a century-old vampire who runs the haunted Hotel Cortez.  The role won her a Golden Globe for Best Actress -- Miniseries or Television Film in 2016.

Not much is known about the plot of the upcoming seventh season of Ryan Murphy's series, other than that it is said to be election themed and will including returning star Sarah Paulson.  The new season is expected to premiere on FX this fall.

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UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic RecordsIt's lucky number seven for "Despacito," the smash song by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.  The song has just racked up its seventh week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  But what is it about "Despacito" that's made it the first Spanish #1 hit since "The Macarena" 20 years ago?  Luis says, "That's probably the question I get asked the most, and I don't have a perfect answer."

Luis does have a few theories, though. One is that he "didn't write it or record it thinking that it was gonna be a crossover record," he tells ABC Radio. "I just wanted to write a great song for people to dance to, with one of those melodies that just sticks in your head and it won't leave."

"I think it has a little bit of that, to the point that it's so strong that even people who don't understand the language just kinda automatically get connected to it."

Then, Luis recruited guest artists to add something special to the mix.

"Daddy Yankee did an amazing job and obviously, five months in, four months in, we dropped the remix with Justin Bieber...who just took the song one step further," he tells ABC Radio. "So I think everything just kind of aligned and happened in a very sort of organic way."

"People are loving it," Luis says. "So I'm just honored that, after 20 years of not having a Spanish #1 song, it just happened to be my song." 

Luis will kick off a U.S. tour in September, starting in Las Vegas and wrapping in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Courtesy of EdelmanThis weekend at Chicago's Solider Field, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton will perform at the opening ceremony of the Department of Defense Warrior Games. While they're longtime friends, the two will become colleagues next year on The Voice -- and that's when Kelly says the gloves will come off.

Speaking to the Chicago Tribune about the Soldier Field show, Kelly says, "I'm a big fan of [Blake's], always have been for, I don't know, for, like a decade now, we've been friends. So yeah, it should be fun."

"But yeah, I guess it will be a precursor for The Voice," she adds. "A precursor to when I annihilate him."

Kelly will join The Voice as a coach for season 14, which airs in the spring of 2018.  Season 13 debuts September 25, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson.  Between now and then, Kelly will release a new album.

While Kelly will be in Chicago for the performance, she tells the paper she won't be hanging out in the Windy City for too long -- she has to get back to Nashville to join her husband, Brandon Blackstock, for a huge Fourth of July bash.

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ABC/Paula LoboEver wonder what The Chainsmokers were like when they were young?  Well, you can find out now, in the new lyric video for "Young," an album track from their #1 album, Memories...Do Not Open.

The visual overlays the song's lyrics on a montage of photos of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart as babies, toddlers, little kids, tweens, teenagers and college grads.  There are also photos and video of the duo on their recently wrapped tour.

The Chainsmokers are currently overseas performing at festivals, but next month they'll return to the U.S. to resume their residency at the XS Nightclub and the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.

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We The Best/Epic Records/Roc NationRihanna has scored yet another chart achievement: she's the first female artist in three months to appear in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.

Rihanna did this thanks to her collabo with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts," which just debuted at #4 on the Hot 100. The last top-five song to feature a woman was "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," Taylor Swift's duet with ZAYN, which was #3 back on April 8.

The Billboard album chart had also been female-free until just the last three weeks, when Halsey, Katy Perry and Lorde's latest albums all debuted at #1.

By the way, Rihanna is the only female artist so far to score two top 5 hits in 2017: In March, she was #5 with "Love on the Brain."  What's more, "Wild Thoughts" is her 31st top 10 hit.  The only two artists who've scored more are Madonna, with 38, and The Beatles, with 34.

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ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is planning a benefit show in support of LGBTQ youth who feel they have to hide or suppress their identity because of religious teachings. The event is called Love Loud, and will be held August 26 in Provo, Utah.

"This Love Loud festival is going to get out people of all types -- the LGBTQ community as well as the orthodox religion community and people with no faiths," Reynolds tells Billboard. "And have them all come together to listen to music and to speakers who will talk about how important it is for families to not just accept it, but let their children know they’re beautiful the way they are, and if there is a God, then God is all for it."

Reynolds himself is Mormon, a religion that teaches, as he puts it, "if you are gay and acting upon it, that is sinful."

"That is a very dangerous and hurtful and hateful thing to preach and to teach our children," says Reynolds. "To be gay is beautiful and right and perfect; to tell someone they need to change their inner-most being is setting up someone for an unhealthy life and unhealthy foundation."

"I believe in Mormons and I believe in people in orthodox religion and I believe they have good hearts," he continues. "But I believe we all can be educated on the matter to create positive change. This is about awareness more than anything."

Imagine Dragons will perform at the Love Loud festival, as will Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn, who split with the Mormon church due to its stance on homosexuality.

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LAVA/RepublicLorde's happy  -- to put it mildly -- that her new album, Melodrama, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  She took to Twitter to thank fans in a series of tweets, reflecting on her journey from "Royals" to her current success.

"You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thank you," she writes. "'Royals' was, to quote David Chase, 'a moonshot, a dreadnought.' There were no such guarantees with Melodrama -- that's why this means so much."

David Chase is the creator of The Sopranos, and he described the show in those terms.

Lorde then continues, "When I was a kid I thought big records had to be made a certain way -- to be sterile & calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.  I have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over."

Referring to her collaborator on Melodrama, Jack Antonoff, Lorde explains, "Jack and I made this in rooms alone, telling secrets and uncovering truths, and i just know that 15yo me would have been so f*** proud."

She finishes triumphantly: "SO WHAT I'N TRYNA SAY IS LET'S F***IN GEEEET IIIIIIT MORE JOY IN ALL OUR FUTURES MELODRAMA FOREVER."

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. #1 album; her debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at #3.

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Lorde's happy  -- to put it mildly -- that her new album, Melodrama, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  She took to Twitter to thank fans in a series of tweets, reflecting on her journey from "Royals" to her current success.

"You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thank you," she writes. "'Royals' was, to quote David Chase, 'a moonshot, a dreadnought.' There were no such guarantees with Melodrama -- that's why this means so much."

David Chase is the creator of The Sopranos, and he described the show in those terms.

Lorde then continues, "When I was a kid I thought big records had to be made a certain way -- to be sterile & calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.  I have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over."

Referring to her collaborator on Melodrama, Jack Antonoff, Lorde explains, "Jack and I made this in rooms alone, telling secrets and uncovering truths, and i just know that 15yo me would have been so f*** proud."

She finishes triumphantly: "SO WHAT I'N TRYNA SAY IS LET'S F***IN GEEEET IIIIIIT MORE JOY IN ALL OUR FUTURES MELODRAMA FOREVER."

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. #1 album; her debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at #3.

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