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Image Group LA/ABCMy name's Blurryface and I'm still on the Billboard 200.

Twenty One Pilots' breakthrough album has now spent 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. The title reached the milestone this week, charting at number 27 on the tally

During its run, which began when it debuted at number one in June of 2015, Blurryface has never fallen out of the top 40 on the Billboard 200. The lowest it's ever gotten was number 36. The album, which spawned the hit singles "Stressed Out" and "Ride," has since been certified three times platinum.

Last month, Twenty One Pilots wrapped their North American Emotional Roadshow arena tour in support of Blurryface. They'll play a five-show run in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio, dubbed the Tour de Columbus, this June.

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Weiss EubanksMonday is Kelly Clarkson's birthday, but she got her present early...and she was so excited about it, she almost cried.

On Twitter Friday afternoon, Kelly posted a video of herself, with no makeup, hair up in a ponytail, in sweats, working out a puzzle with Scrabble letters.  "Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever!" she captioned the video.

In the video, she spells out, "Pack your bags" and "A girls trip."  Then she looks confused and says, "Wait...what?"

The woman filming the video says, "We're going on a girls trip! We're not tellin' you where yet."  Off camera a man -- possibly Kelly's husband -- says, "We're sending you on a girls trip with all the ladies."  The woman adds, "We're leaving tonight!"

Kelly yells "Whaat!" and starts jumping up and down.  "And your sister and your mom are coming..." adds the woman.

"I'm totally gonna cry," says an amazed Kelly, clasping her hands to her chest with joy.  "That was the goal!" the woman laughs.

It's no surprise Kelly's excited about her trip: she has four kids in her house, including her baby son Remy, who just turned one, her daughter River, and her two stepchildren.  Sometimes mama just needs to get away.

 

Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever! #morninghair #whereisthegirlstrip #sweaty pic.twitter.com/sVEDdUfCb8

— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) April 21, 2017

 

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PA Wire/PA Images/BBC AMERICAAs a member of one of the world's biggest bands, who for a time dated one of the world's most famous women, Harry Styles has been the subject of his fair share of crazy tabloid stories.  He was able to confirm -- and deny -- some of them while taping a new episode of British chat show, The Graham Norton Show.

In a clip from the upcoming episode, Norton reads off a list of insane stories, which Harry then responds to with facial expressions...and sometimes verbal confirmation or denial.  Among the stories he denies: he and Liam Payne got an STD from a koala, he uses sheep placenta to keep his skin looking great, and -- this one is really nuts -- he had sex with Barack Obama.

As the audience laughed at that last one, Harry responded, with a straight face, "I'm legally not allowed to say."

At the end of the bit, Norton asks him about the rumor that he auditioned for the lead role in the upcoming Young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film.  Harry looks pensive at first, then grins but shakes his head.

"That might be a yes!" Norton teases, as the rest of the guests all insist that it's a "yes" -- but Harry did not respond.

You can watch the entire interview with Harry when The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC America Saturday, April 29 at 11 p.m. ET.

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Republic Records/Yoni GoldbergChristina Grimmie’s music continues to live on. Her posthumous EP, called Side B, was released today.

The EP contains three new songs from the singer, plus a new recording of Christina’s cover of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” which she first performed as a contestant on The Voice.

The new tracks include the lead single “Invisible,” the R&B-tinged ballad “I Only Miss You When I Breathe,” and a song about complicated love called “The Game.” Those three songs will also be included on a 10-song album called All Is Vanity, which is being released on June 2 in conjunction with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Proceeds from the Side B EP go towards a memorial fund in Christina’s name. The 22-year-old singer was gunned down by a deranged fan following a concert in Orlando, Florida on June 10, 2016.

There will also be a special announcement regarding Christina on NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday, April 25.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentEnrique Iglesias and Pitbull are having too much fun to stop now.  They've just added 18 additional dates to their summer joint tour, extending the trek into the fall.

The summer tour kicks off June 1 and wraps up July 6, while the fall leg gets underway September 22 in Houston.  The final date is October 28 in Oakland, CA.  An extra show has also been added to the summer leg: a July 1 show at New York's Madison Square Garden.  Tickets for all the new dates go on sale Friday, April 28.

Here are the new fall dates:

9/22 -- Houston, TX Toyota Center
9/23 -- Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
9/24 -- Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9/26 -- Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
9/29 -- Orlando, FL Amway Center
9/30 -- Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
10/3 -- Washington, DC Verizon Center
10/6 -- St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10/7 -- Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
10/10 -- Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/12 -- Boston, MA TD Garden
10/13 -- Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/14 -- Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/20 -- Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
10/21 -- Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/22 -- San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10/27 -- Los Angeles, CA The Forum
10/28 -- Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena

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RCA RecordsWhat’s it like to be invited to a party at Zayn’s house? The video for his song with PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Still Got Time,” gives you some idea.

The clip was filmed home movie-style at the singer’s real-life London home. He invited a bunch of guests for a smoky, seductive bash and had cameras capture the whole thing.

The video’s director, Calmatic, says of the unconventional shoot, “When I got there we met at [Zayn’s] crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable. So we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll. The rest is history."

We even catch a glimpse of Zayn getting his latest tattoo at the party -- he inked “SGT,” the initials for “Still Got Time,” on his arm.

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Catie LaffoonCharlie Puth's new single "Attention" is about a girl who wants just that...but when it comes to real life, Charlie says too much of our attention is taken up these days by our phones and social media.

Speaking to People magazine, Charlie says getting a "like" on Facebook or Instagram sends a rush of dopamine to your brain, and it can be addictive.  He cautions, "Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval.”

"There is nothing wrong with Instagram,” he adds. “It’s a huge reason for my social presence, but it’s also important to counter that with nature walks. It’s so important to realize your surroundings...You don’t have to always look in your phone. That’s the main thing.”

"Attention" is the first single from Charlie's upcoming sophomore album. As previously reported, it's being used in a new immersive music experience in L.A. called The Attention Room, with visuals designed to replicate the brain's reaction to getting attention.

The "See You Again" singer will hit the road as the opening act on Shawn Mendes' North American tour, which begins July 6 in Portland, OR.

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Malachi LeeMachine Gun Kelly and Hailee Steinfeld are tortured loners who finally find each other in the new video for their collabo "At My Best."

The video shows MGK running and walking through the streets of a city at night, and locked in a bathroom, raging at the mirror and generally looking miserable.  Hailee is equally miserable as she leans against a wall in an alleyway, wearing a sexy outfit she doesn't look comfortable in.

She spends the rest of the video wandering through a nightclub alone, getting bumped by random people as she sings the chorus, "If you can't take me at my worst/you don't deserve me at my best."  Finally, she leaves, and she and Machine Gun Kelly meet up in the street, where they look at each other as if to say, "You complete me."

"At My Best" is from MGK's new album bloom, which is due May 12.  If you pre-order it now, you'll get three instant downloads: "Bad Things," the rapper's hit with Camila Cabello; "At My Best," and a song called "Trap Paris" featuring Quavo of Migos and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Olivia BeeAdd Katy Perry to the list of people who aren't fans of Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappucino.

According to People, Katy posted an Instagram story that showed her taking a sip of the latest beverage trend while sporting a long blond wig.  But then she makes a face and spits it out.

Adding a unicorn emoji, she wrote on the photo, "I couldn’t handle drinking my own blood.”

The drink is a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, a "sour blue drizzle" and "a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.” 

A barista went viral with an online rant against the drink, while others are concerned that it contains 59 grams of sugar and clocks in at more than 400 calories.  But People reports that there have been more than 100 thousand tweets and counting about the beverage since it launched.

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NPG Records/Warner Bros. RecordsFriday marks the one-year anniversary of Prince's tragic death, and Billboard reports that amazingly, the late icon sold more albums than any other artist over the past year...including Adele.

Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince's catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since April 21, 2016.  As you might expect, most of those sales took place in the month after his death from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

Of those 7.7 million copies, 2.3 million were traditional album sales.  In 2016, Adele sold 2.23 million albums, so Prince actually outsold her, though not by much.

Prince's best-selling songs last year include "Purple Rain," with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss."  His best-selling albums last year were The Very Best of Prince, with 668,000 copies sold, followed by Purple Rain and 1999.

Also of note is the fact that since Prince's death, according to Billboard, his music has been played a lot more on the radio, and that's continued into this year. His most popular hit at radio this year is "When Doves Cry."

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet's go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.  Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince's music, as well as the ongoing investigation into his death from the painkiller fentanyl, may impact his legacy as one of the greatest artists of all time.

In public, Prince was vehemently anti-drug, but it's now emerged that he was apparently struggling with an opioid addiction.  Still, rock critic Alan Light, author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, says there's more to that story.

"I don't think that, at this point, we look at him and think [the drugs revelations have] tarnished who he was and what he stood for, while we're still sort of trying to make sense out of all of this," Light tells ABC Radio.  He says Prince fans were somewhat complicit in his addiction, which was likely a result of the chronic pain he suffered after years of performing.

"You watch him jumping off of tall speaker stacks, landing in heels, going into a spin and a split...and you wince...it never occurred to any of us before," says Light.

Light also feels that being able to watch footage of Prince is what's most needed right now to cement his legacy.

"There is no easily legally available document of Prince on stage in the glory years," he notes. "If we're going to tell generations moving forward this was the greatest performer of his generation, this guy could do things on stage that nobody else could do, we need to be able to show that."

To that end, Light believes it's imperative that Prince's estate comes up with a way to ensure kids can understand the musician's impact.  He claims they're not as aware of Prince's genius as they should be because Prince kept his music off streaming services and YouTube.

"I think that there's really a huge reintroduction that needs to happen, to generate an awareness for those who weren't around for the glory years to know what this guy was really about," Light tells ABC Radio.

Light also wants people to realize that for all of Prince's reputation as an eccentric weirdo, he was a real human being.

"When you would sit down [with him]...he was...just some guy from Minneapolis who would talk about basketball or about movies that were out," he tells ABC Radio. "It wasn't like sitting with a space alien. He was able to keep that side of himself."  

Prince's home in Minneapolis, Paisley Park, is currently hosting a celebration in honor of the musician that runs through April 23.

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L: Emily Warren/Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesEven if you don't know her name, you know Emily Warren's voice: you've heard it on a number of The Chainsmokers' singles, including "Paris."  She sang with them on SNL, and she's a special guest on their tour.  Their partnership, Emily says, is "perfect."

Emily, who's written songs for Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes, first met The Chainsmokers when they remixed a song she'd written.  Their first co-write was the Grammy-winning hit "Don't Let Me Down." She co-wrote four songs on the duo's #1 album and is featured on two.  So why isn't she credited on "Paris," which she also sings on?

"I came in in the last minute...to do backing vocals that ended up being a bigger part of the song that any of us intended," she explains. "Also, I think for the first song introducing their album, they just wanted it to be a Chainsmokers thing and not featuring anyone." 

She laughs, "It ended up kinda working out for the best 'cause there was all this mystery of who was singing it!"

Was Emily surprised when the album debuted at #1?  Well, sort of.

"I fully believe in them and in the music, so it's awesome," she says. "But it's definitely gotten mixed reviews from critics, so it's kinda like a good 'ha ha' to everyone!"

On the Chainsmokers' tour, Emily says, Drew Taggart introduces her every night.  "People know who I am before I come onstage," she tells ABC Radio. "So it's perfect. It's really fun."

And when they're not onstage? Emily says, "It's chaos."

"I don't know how they do it!" she laughs. "I have my own dressing room where I'm, like, Zenned out before the show starts, and they're with, like, 30 people playing beer pong in the other room!"  

Emily's solo single is due out soon.

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Hachette BooksMayte [MY-tay] Garcia is not planning on shedding any tears today, the first anniversary of the death of her ex-husband Prince.  

Instead, Garcia is looking forward to celebrating the music icon's life and legacy by  "playing his music" and remembering "him with love."

"I definitely am going to try to keep it joyful and celebratory," Garcia tells ABC Radio. "Because I remember when I was with him and certain people that we knew had passed away. And it was never a mourning/deep sadness kind of thing."

Garcia, who chronicles intimate details about her marriage and life with Prince in her newly released memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince, says her ex didn't look at death in a negative way. For him, she says, it was about transitioning.

"He would just acknowledge that they've just moved on to another level of spirituality of consciousness," she says.

Mayte, who married Prince at the age of 22, believes her then-husband would also want his fans to see his passing as just a transformation and not a time of mourning.

"And that's what I'm going to try to keep in mind," she adds. "He would want us to celebrate him and play his music and think of him with love."  

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Nancy BundtTheir former boss died a year ago, but The Revolution is planning a coast-to-coast tour to pay tribute to him.

Prince's best-known backing band starts their first nationwide tour in 30 years on Friday with a performance at Paisley Park.  Right now, they have dates mapped out through July 17, with more dates to be announced soon.

The band that eventually became The Revolution first formed in 1979, but the classic lineup, featured on the albums Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day and Parade, included drummer Bobby Z, keyboard player Matt Fink, Lisa Coleman on keyboards and piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar, and Brown Mark on bass.  That lineup won two Grammys and an Oscar.

The band announced that they were reforming earlier this year.  Here's the tour itinerary:

4/21 -- Celebration 2017 @ Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN
4/23 -- Metro, Chicago, IL
4/24 -- Metro, Chicago, IL
4/27 -- The Fillmore, Silver Spring Washington, DC
4/28 -- BB Kings, New York, NY
4/29 -- Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
4/30 -- Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
5/3 -- Webster Hall,  New York, NY
5/4 -- Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
5/12 -- Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
5/14 -- The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
5/15 -- Mercury Ballroom,  Louisville, KY
5/16 -- Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
5/18 -- House of Blues,  Cleveland, OH
5/20 -- Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
5/21 -- Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, Ont
6/14 -- House of Blues,  Dallas, TX
6/15 -- House of Blues, Houston, TX
6/16 -- The Aztec Theater, San Antonio, TX
6/17 -- ACL Live, Austin, TX
6/21 -- Brooklyn Bowl,  Las Vegas, NV
6/22 -- House of Blues, San Diego, CA
6/23 -- Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
7/11 -- The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
7/12 -- The Fillmore,  San Francisco, CA
7/13 -- Artown,  Reno, NV
7/14 -- Roseland Theater,   Portland, OR
7/15 -- The Showbox Seattle, WA
7/17 -- Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville, OR

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ABC/Matt BrownAlessia Cara and Justin Bieber have some more hardware for their already well-stocked trophy shelves.

At the Canadian Radio Music Awards this week, Justin won the Song of the Year award for his smash "Love Yourself," as well as the Chart-Topper Award.  Alessia also scored two wins: Best New Group or Solo Artist, and Fans' Choice. 

Ruth B was named Best New Group or Solo Artist in two different musical genre categories, thanks to her hit "Lost Boy."

All three acts have also won at least one Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

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Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Atlantic RecordsCharlie Puth would like your attention, please. The singer debuted his latest single, “Attention,” last night in a new, immersive music exhibit in Los Angeles called The Attention Room.

The exhibit features an LED infinity tunnel that plays Charlie’s single as visitors walk through. The visualization within the tunnel mimics the brain’s reaction to receiving attention, which is said to give visitors a rush of excitement and joy.

The Attention Room is open to the public every day through April 30 on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Attention," the single will premiere worldwide tonight at 11 p.m. ET.

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Miles Aldridge for TIMEEd Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Demi Lovato have a lot of influence. How do we know?  Because Time magazine put them on its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

The magazine has tapped a different celebrity to pen essays about each person on the list.  For Ed, Time naturally asked his BFF Taylor Swift to pen a few words.  "He is protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor of enthusiasm that has helped him endure any setback, letdown or underestimation," she writes.
"Congratulations to my friend Ed," she concludes. "For the legacy you’ve already built and the brilliant hook you probably just came up with five minutes ago."

Scandal star Kerry Washington writes about Alicia, "[She] doesn't hide her truth, her flaws, her dreams or her journey.  It is that authenticity and vulnerability that endear her to us. We are drawn to her honesty, we respect and adore her, and in doing so, we move closer to embracing our own true selves."

Hollywood legend and and activist Harry Belafonte calls John Legend "a wonderful artist," and also praises the Oscar-winning singer for using "his platform to push for meaningful social change," adding, "the depth of his commitment is to be admired." 

John also graces one of the magazine's five special covers.

Media personality Ariana Huffington writes of Demi, "She has...been a public role model, unashamedly chronicling her struggles with substance abuse...and eating disorders...[She] is a remarkably talented artist and performer. But her courage, honesty and willingness to use her own experiences to help others are what make her a true star."

Others on the list: Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Jones, Jordan Peele and Samantha Bee.

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Rogue Music AllianceIt remains to be seen if that disputed EP of previously unreleased Prince material will be released on Friday. 

On Wednesday the late icon's estate and the singer's famed home and recording studio, Paisley Park, filed a lawsuit in Carver County, Minnesota, to stop the release of the EP, put together by engineer George Ian Boxill, who worked with Prince on the material in the mid-2000s.

ABC affiliate KSTP in St. Paul reports that a federal judge has yet to rule on a request for a temporary restraining order against the release. But one thing is clear, you can't get the EP on iTunes anymore. 

The EP was pulled from iTunes pending resolution of the dispute, it was confirmed in a federal court hearing Wednesday, reports KSTP.  But the EP is still available for order on PrinceRogersNelson.com. The EP's title track, "Deliverence," a slow-burning gospel-rock tune with lots of guitar and religious lyrics, also is still up on the Rogue Music Alliance SoundCloud account.

As previously reported, Boxill assembled the EP, which also includes a four-song suite called "Opera Man," from material he worked on with Prince from 2006 to 2008.

According to the suit obtained by ABC News, the plaintiff alleges Boxill signed a confidentiality agreement that all the work the two did together "would remain Prince's sole and exclusive property" and that "he would not use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever."

KSTP reports that Boxhill lawyers are arguing that he owns 10 percent of the songs, although his contract with Prince says the songs are Prince's sole property.  But, Boxhill's lawyers claim, because the contract was never signed by Prince or his company it is invalid.

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Sascha Steinbach/Getty ImagesShe didn't make the cover, but Adele is highlighted in People magazine's new Most Beautiful issue as one of the Fabulous Faces of 2017.  But People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle says she was chosen as much as for her voice as for her looks.

"I think Adele is one of those people who's, first of all, beautiful looking, but it's truly her talent that makes her so captivating," he tells ABC Radio.  He says when the magazine chooses its beauties, it's based on all their accomplishments, and not just the fact that they hit the genetic lottery.

"Adele is the perfect example," he says. "She obviously looks amazing, but the talent is just the thing that is irresistible that you know hits you right in the soul."

As anyone who went to one of Adele's concerts and saw her on those jumbo video screens can tell you, she does have "one of the great faces of all time," as Cagle puts it.  But he finds her sense of humor -- and her foul mouth -- just as attractive.

"Look beautiful but talks like a sailor?" he laughs. "That's a good combination!" 

Adele's in good company: some of the other Fabulous Faces of 2017 the magazine has chosen include Mandy Moore, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Bell, Taraji P. Henson and Oprah Winfrey.

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna graced fans with her presence Tuesday: she made a personal appearance on second day of her Puma x Fenty pop-up shop event in Los Angeles.  

There, attendees had the chance to snag their own pair of red-hot FENTYxPUMA Bow Creeper sandals. 

Earlier that day, both the "Diamonds" singer and the sneaker brand revealed the address for the special occasion on social media.  

According to Billboard, the singer gave fans a first-person account of her arrival to the affair -- via livestream video on Instagram -- which included RiRi and pals jamming to Kendrick Lamar's new hit album DAMN. 

Rih made the special event one to remember for shoppers by signing autographs, posing for pictures and handing out bags at the cash register.  

Next month, RiRi will debut a high-end jewelry collection -- a partnership with Chopard -- at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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Fresh. #FENTYxPUMA pic.twitter.com/kJ2iRONA3P

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