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Frank ApollonioThe Chainsmokers remain at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week with their Halsey collaboration, "Closer" -- it's the record's sixth straight week at number one. But the duo is ready to unveil their next single.

On Monday afternoon the pair announced on Twitter that they would be previewing their new single on Snapchat on Monday.

It will be hard to top the success of "Closer."  Not only is it sitting on top of the Hot 100, but "Closer," this week, also is atop Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart for a seventh week in a row and atop the Streaming Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts each for a sixth week in a row, reports Billboard.

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Lester Cohen/WireImageSo what do the members of a first generation boy band think of One Direction?  Looks like we're about to find out when AnOther Man magazine publishes a new interview with Harry conducted by none other than The Beatles' Paul McCartney.

Harry took to Instagram Monday to share images of three covers of the British fashion magazine -- one featuring Harry sporting a long-haired hard rock look, another in black-and-white with Harry adopting a shaggy haired early-'60s look a la Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, and a third featuring him with hair neatly swept-back.

The cover teases the interview, conducted by Sir Paul and comedian and TV host Chelsea Handler.  It also promises "a special document curated by Harry."

The autumn/winter issue of AnOther Man is out Thursday.

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCBack in 2012, Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun jump-started Carly Rae Jepsen's career, signing her to Scooter's record label to help make "Call Me Maybe" a global phenomenon.  Now a published report says Justin's getting ready to do more of the same for other artists.

According to U.K. tabloid The Sun, Justin and Scooter are working with Universal to set up a label for Justin so he can sign his own artists.

“He doesn’t feel as though he is truly the captain of the ship under the terms of his current contract with Universal, so he wants to gain more power and use his resources to make megastars from unknown talent," The Sun quotes a source as saying. "He is on the hunt for female artists and is keen to form a group too."

“He wants to make sure he is still a big player in the music industry even when his own music career starts to die down,” the source adds.

Of course artist controlled labels are nothing new.  Among others, Katy Perry has Metamorphosis Music, Ed Sheeran has Gingerbread Man Records, and Drake, whom The Sun says Justin is consulting, has OVO Sound.

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Ben WattsRob Thomas is heading back to to Atlantic City, New Jersey, for another set of solo shows to benefit is charitable organization, the Sidewalk Angels Foundation.

The 6th Annual Sidewalk Angels Foundation benefit shows will take place January 13, 14 and 15 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

Members of Rob's fan club can get tickets now by logging on to their online accounts. VIP packages go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, with all purpose general ticket sales starting Friday.  More information about tickets and VIP packages is available on Rob's website.

The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which the Matchbox Twenty frontman co-founded with his wife, Marisol, provides funds and resources to grassroots groups.

During these shows, Rob generally performs stripped-down versions of both his solo hits and Matchbox Twenty classics, and tells the stories behind many of the songs.

Rob is on the road through the end of this month on his joint tour with Counting Crows.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABC; ABC/Fred LeeRachel Platten and Meghan Trainor have been nominated for -- and won -- their share of awards, including an Emmy and a Grammy.  Now they're competing against each other for another honor: a Boston Music Award.

Rachel grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, while Meghan is from Nantucket Island, also part of Massachusetts.  They're both nominated in the category of Pop Artist of the Year.  Fans can vote for the awards online and the winners will be revealed December 8 at the House of Blues in Boston.  A number of the nominated artists will perform at the event -- the lineup will be announced October 10.

To vote, visit BostonMusicAwards.com/Vote.

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Cash Money RecordsDrake is back on top on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

He's returned to #1 with his latest album, Views, which earned 53 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday. It has now been #1 for 13 nonconsecutive weeks -- it had been seven weeks since it was last in that spot.

Views replaces They Don't Know by Jason Aldean -- which fell to #6 -- in the top spot. Views was #2 last week.

Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine debuted at #2 on the latest chart, with 48 thousand units.

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Trae Patton/NBCAdam Levine's new daughter has made her Instagram debut.

The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, have both shared the first public photo of their child, named Dusty Rose Levine.

In the pic, their baby is resting comfortably on Adam's tattooed chest.

"Words can't describe [heart emoji] Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16," Prinsloo captioned the photo on Instagram.

Levine posted the same picture and simply wrote, "Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16."

This is the first child for the couple.

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Getty Images via ABCDNCE's smash single "Cake by the Ocean" features the line, "I'll be Diddy and you be Naomi, whoah-oh" -- a reference to rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and supermodel Naomi Campbell. So, what does Diddy think of that shout-out?  Turns out he digs it.

"Actually, really quickly after releasing 'Cake by the Ocean,' we met Diddy," DNCE frontman Joe Jonas tells ABC Radio. "And we’re like, 'Hey man, our song actually mentions your name.' He’s like, 'Oh I know, I know, I know. I love it! Get a picture!' And I was like, “Oh my God. This guy knows what we’re talking about!"

The Diddy/Naomi line in "Cake by the Ocean" is preceded by the lyric "Walk for me, baby," which is a reference to a rumor that every time Diddy would see Naomi, he'd make her do her model walk for him.  So what does she think of the song?

"[I've] yet to run into Naomi Campbell about it but I met her years ago and that’s kind of where the inspiration came up from the song," Joe tells ABC Radio. He laughs, "So I hope that she listens to it and practices doing her catwalk every once a while!"  

DNCE's self-titled debut album will be out next month.

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Courtesy Live NationThe Backstreet Boys are following their fellow '90s teen pop sensation Britney Spears to Las Vegas, announcing a residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood that's starting in March of 2017.   The group's concerts have always been spectacles, but for this show, the Boys say they're going to step things up even more.

"We're gonna put together a show unlike any other show that anyone has ever seen," promises Nick Carter. "So we're excited to bring our experience from being a touring act with all of our hits to Vegas, so that it becomes something that you'll never forget."

Describing the production as a regular Backstreet show "on steroids," Brian Littrell promises that fans will see the group perform "all the hits."

His cousin and band mate Kevin Richardson says the name of the residency show, Larger than Life, is a good description of what you can expect.

"We're taking that theme, and we're gonna run with it," he says. "And it's gonna be an amazing, energetic, fun party show."

Tickets go on sale October 1 for Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life.

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Jay GunningRihanna wants young girls and boys around the world to receive an exemplary education -- and so the singer is putting herself out in front of the effort to make that happen as the new Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education.   

Rih Rih's Clara Lionel Foundation will partner with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to help children find success in the classroom and beyond school doors.

As the GPE Global Ambassador, Rihanna will have the ability to encourage policymakers and world leaders responsible for overseeing global education for today's youth and future generations.   

"I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education. Therefore I'm proud to announce Clara Lionel Foundation's partnership with education advocacy leaders like the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen. Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally," she said.

Rihanna is set to appear during Saturday's Global Citizen festival in New York City. 

The Clara Lionel Foundation was created in 2012 by the artist to support and develop world-class educational programs in her home country of Barbados and other countries. 

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Streamline/InterscopeLady Gaga has released the track listing for her new album Joanne, due October 21.

The deluxe version of the album has 14 tracks, including that duet with Florence Welch of Florence the Machine, called "Hey Girl," that she's mentioned in interviews.  There are 11 songs on the standard album.

Here's the deluxe tracklisting:

 

"Diamond Heart"
"A-Yo"
"Joanne"
"John Wayne"
"Dancin' in Circles"
"Perfect Illusion"
"Million Reasons"
"Sinner's Prayer"
"Come to Mama"
"Hey Girl" ft. Florence Welch
"Angel Down"
"Grigio Girls"
"Just Another Day"
"Angel Down" (Work tape)

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Columbia RecordsAre you tired of The Chainsmokers' #1 hit "Closer"?  Well, why not change things up and listen to a remix of it?

The EDM duo has just released a remix package of their collaboration with Halsey.  The four-track collection, available as a download only, includes reworkings of the song from R3hab, Shaun Frank, Wuki and Robotaki.

"Closer" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, and the lyric video is approaching 300 million views.

In other Chainsmokers news, the duo will be performing at the winter X Games, which will be held in Aspen, Colorado, January 26-29.  The Chainsmokers will perform on the 28th -- G-Eazy will close out the event on the 29th.

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ABC/Rick RowellPharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, are expecting!

People reports that Lasichanh is pregnant with the couple's second child. The happy pair confirmed the news to the magazine on Thursday while en route to dine and mingle at a Chanel-hosted dinner. 

Pharrell and Helen, who married in 2013, are parents to a 7-and-a-half year-old son, Rocket Ayer.    

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Courtesy of Live NationIt's been assumed for months that Backstreet Boys would be announcing a Las Vegas residency, but now it's finally happened.  Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life will debut at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino March 1, 2017.

In a statement, Brian Littrell says, "If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that, on steroids."

Tickets go on sale October 1 at 10 a.m. PT, but American Express Card Members can get them starting this Monday, September 26.  Tickets start at $39 each, but VIP packages and meet-and-greets will be available.

Here are the dates announced so far:

March 2017: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18
June 2017: 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
July 2017: 1

Backstreet Boys also are working on a new album.

The AXIS is host to Britney Spears' show Piece of Me, Jennifer Lopez's show All I Have and Lionel Richie's All the Hits.

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Island Def JamJustin Bieber's got the perfect Christmas gift for you, but you'll need a record player.

Justin's 2011 holiday album Under the Mistletoe has been issued on vinyl for the first time.  The 11-track album, packaged with a 12-page booklet, features guest appearances by Usher, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes and the country group The Band Perry.  It was the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart.

The success of Under the Mistletoe also let Justin set another record: the first solo artist to score three #1 albums before the age of 18.  The Christmas disc eventually went platinum and to date has sold 1.5 million copies.

Here's the track listing:

SIDE ONE
1. "Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas"
2. "Mistletoe"
3. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)" ft. Usher
4. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
5. "Fa La La" ft. Boyz II Men

SIDE TWO
6. "All I Want for Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!)" Duet with Mariah Carey
7. "Drummer Boy" ft. Busta Rhymes
8. "Christmas Eve"
9. "All I Want Is You
10. "Home This Christmas" ft. The Band Perry
11. "Silent Night"

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Image Group LA/ABCWhile we wait for the first social media post showing off Adam Levine's new baby daughter, we have the word of two celebrities that the kid is good-looking.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Gwen Stefani, Adam's pal and former The Voice colleague, told Ellen, "Adam's actually been...Facetiming me all day 'cause he just had his baby....so cute!!!"  Ellen chimed in, "I know, I saw the baby...she's adorable!"

Considering little Dusty Rose Levine's mom is Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo and her dad is a former People "Sexiest Man Alive," we'd be disappointed if she wasn't cute, honestly.

Gwen also talked about her tour -- her first in seven years -- and what an amazing time she's been having.  When Ellen tried to spill on when she and boyfriend Blake Shelton are getting married, she dodged the question, but she did gush about another man: Justin Timberlake.  Gwen is featured on the soundtrack of the animated movie Trolls, which is out today.  She said the highlight of the project was getting to work with JT.

"It came at a crazy time when I was write in the middle of writing [my album]," she told Ellen.  "I didn't even know he was gonna be on the project and I got there and he was like, 'I wrote a song for you,' and I was like, 'No way!' 'cause I've wanted to work with him forever, I think he's so incredible and talented and magical."

"He played me this track and I was like, 'Whaaaat???' It was so 'me,' and I got to record it and it's gonna be in the movie," she added. "I love him."

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Republic RecordsDNCE is unleashing a new track from their upcoming debut album. It's called "Body Moves," and it'll be out next Friday.

The track appears on the group's self-titled debut album, due November 18.  We assume it's a sexy tune, since the cover art features a blurred photo of a guy -- possibly DNCE frontman Joe Jonas -- moving in to kiss a blonde wearing black lingerie.

The song is the group's third single, following "Cake By the Ocean" and "Toothbrush."  However, it's being billed as the "first single" from the album, so it's not clear if the group's first two singles will even be included on the disc.

 

 

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteStudents and school staff members in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are giving thanks to Taylor Swift after she donated to the state to help victims of the devastating flood there.

Central Community School System posted a video on its Facebook page, set to Taylor's "Shake It Off," to salute the pop star. At the start of the clip, one student of Tanglewood Elementary declares, "It's OK because we're Central schools and we're gonna shake it off."

We then see students and staff members dancing and spelling out "Central Schools [Heart] Taylor Swift."

The message accompanying the post states, "We invite Taylor to visit our district any time!!"

Taylor's rep announced in August that the singer was donating one million dollars to help flood victims. Taylor said in a statement at the time that Louisiana residents "made us feel completely at home" when she and her touring crew launched the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCShawn Mendes was the musical guest on Thursday night's The Tonight Show and helped host Jimmy Fallon read some of his favorite #FallSongs,

Fallon's weekly "Tonight Show Hashtags" usually features him reading his favorite viewer tweets with a hashtag he's chosen, but this time, Mendes sang them, backed by Jimmy's house band, The Roots

Here are a few examples:

To the tune of his own hit, "Stitches," Mendes sang, "Watch me sneeze until I can't breathe, allergies are gonna kill me, and now that I'm without warm weather, I'll be needing sweaters."

Next, Shawn used Simon & Garfunkel's classic "The Sound of Silence" to deliver a tweet that read, "Hello Starbucks my old friend, It's time for pumpkin spice again."

The 18-year-old Toronto, Canada native chose Adele's "Hello" as the melody for a tweet that read: "Hello, it's trees. We were wondering if all these months you'd like some leaves."

Shawn got some help from Jimmy on a takeoff of The Proclaimers' "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" that declared, "And I would rake 500 piles, and I would rake 500 more. Just to be the man who raked 1,000 leaves outside of your front door."

Later, he sang "Mercy," from his new album, Illuminate.

Mendes will head his first-ever arena world tour in 2017 in support of the album.

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Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesAt her concert at New York's Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, Adele dedicated her performance to the recently split Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, saying that it "feels like the end of an era." It turns out she was just joking.

Adele addressed the Brangelina breakup again during her concert at MSG Thursday night, making her true feelings very clear.

"I would like to say I think it's a bit sick you're reporting on an absolute joke. I don't care if they've broken up. I couldn't give a f******* s***," she declared, as the audience laughed and applauded.

"I don't care, I don't know them," she added.

To emphasize how little she cares, the British singer scoffed, "It's ridiculous, what's going on in the world, and that's front-page news."

That should clear up any confusion about how Adele really feels about the superstar ex-couple.

Adele will perform three more times at MSG -- Friday, Sunday and Monday -- before continuing her North American tour with a series of dates in Montreal and Toronto.

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