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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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Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love ManchesterIf you ever wondered whether or not Ariana Grande's relationship with rapper Mac Miller was the real deal, look no further than his Instagram post today, which is Ariana's 24th birthday.

Under a photo of Ariana kissing his cheek in front of the Eiffel Tower while he makes a goofy face, Mac writes, "Happy Birthday to this adorable pure soul who has reminded me what being happy feels like. Thank you for loving me so good. I think it's supposed to be 'so well' but I don't care. I love you and can't wait for all of the adventures."

Ariana has said that she's "loved and adored" Mac since she was 19.  In fact, he appeared on her debut single, "The Way," back in 2013. 

The couple recently performed together during the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4, which raised money for the victims of the bombing outside Ariana's concert there on May 22.

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AJ NumanConsidering she has more followers, over 100 million, than anyone else on Twitter, it's no surprise that Katy Perry has just made TIME magazine's annual list of the 25th Most Influential People on the Internet.

TIME created the unranked list by looking at the global impact their choices had on social media and their "overall ability to drive news."  Of Katy, TIME writes, "At a time when so many celebrities use social media to burnish their reputations with airbrushed photos and pithy captions, Perry is blazing a trail by ditching her script -- at least for a weekend."

The magazine is referring to Katy's recent 96-hour livestream to promote her album, Witness. Fans watched as Katy slept, ate, had a therapy session, did yoga and practiced transcendental meditation, among other things.  As TIME says, "It was the closest any major entertainer has come to giving fans the kind of 'real' intimacy that social media purports to provide."

Others on the list include Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and, of course, President Donald Trump.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCDJ Khaled's tenth studio album, Grateful, has finally arrived, featuring some seriously A-list guest talent. Two of today's biggest music stars, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj, appear on one of the tracks on Grateful, titled "Nobody." Khaled tells ABC Radio it's one of his favorite tracks from the album.

"Man, this record right here means a lot to me," he says.  "'Nobody' -- when you hear the message, it's so much pain in there, but also, so much glory and so much victory at the same time. It's gonna uplift people, but at the same time, it's a big anthem."

Khaled says he's always wanted to work with Alicia and had "an amazing time" with her in the studio. He also praises Nicki's bare delivery on the song, saying, "You could hear her pain. You could also hear her victory and her glory in her voice." 

Khaled is known for gathering A-list talent for features on his albums, but with number of big names on  Grateful -- including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Nas, RihannaDrake, Future and Chance the Rapper -- he's outdone himself this time around.  For Khaled, though, he's just feeling "blessed to make great music for over ten years." 

He says, "A lot of these relationships I've had from us artists having the same dream and goal. When I reach out to somebody and I present a song or an idea or a track or a vision, we're all excited to do it. We push each other to be great and we have respect for each other."

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LAVA/Republic RecordsCongratulations are in order to Lorde whose Melodrama has debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart.

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. number-one album.  Her 2013 debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at number three.

The album tops the chart with 109,000 in sales and streams during the week ending June 22, of which 82,000 were traditional sales.

Pure Heroine actually sold more in its debut week, when it peaked at number three -- 129,000 in pure sales, since at the time Billboard did not count certain numbers of individual track sales and streams as equivalent to album sales, as the magazine does now.

It's been a good couple of weeks for female artists on the Billboard 200.  Melodrama is the third album in a row by a woman to top the cart following Halsey's hopeless fountain kingdom and Katy Perry's Witness

The last time women topped the album chart three weeks running was in 2012 when the run included the debuts of Rihanna's Unapologetic and Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire followed by a rebound to number one by Taylor Swift's Red.  And it's the first time three new albums by women debuted at number one in successive weeks since Reba's Keep On Loving You, Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough and Whitney Houston's I Look to You did it in 2009.

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Tim Whitby/Getty ImagesIt was eight years ago Sunday that Michael Jackson died at 50 at his home in Los Angeles.

The King of Pop, known for creating timeless music across multiple genres, died on June 25, 2009, after going into cardiac arrest.

Surviving members of Jackson's famous family marked the occasion by remembering him during live performances and on social media.

The Jacksons -- the singing group started with Michael Jackson back in 1964 -- performed at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday.

On stage, his brothers dedicated two of their hit songs to him -- "I'll Be There" and "Gone Too Soon.”

Jermaine Jackson also took to Twitter before the performance to remember his younger brother in his own way.

"We'll be 4 brothers on stage joined by Michael in spirit," he wrote. "Through the music we made together, we find comfort in memories, esp this weekend."

And Michael Jackson's official Facebook page, run by his estate, remembered the music legend in a lengthy message.

"While our hearts remain heavy over the passing of Michael Jackson eight years ago, we take solace in the timelessness of his music and his message," the note began.

"'When I create my music, I feel like an instrument of nature,' Michael once said. 'I wonder what delight nature must feel when we open our hearts and express our God-given talents,'" the message continued.

"For a planet in desperate need of open hearts and compassionate minds, we continue to seek joy and fulfillment in the music and entertainment he shared with us -- and express hope that Michael’s message may someday 'heal the world,' as he tirelessly strove to do," it concluded.

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It's a testament to Ed Sheeran's talent as a live performer that he doesn't have a backup band, dancers or costumes, yet he's able to sell out stadiums around the world.  But Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx says he's always known how great Ed is live, because when he was still an unknown, Foxx saw him win over a room that couldn't have been less welcoming.

On the season finale of BBC America's Graham Norton Show, airing July 1, Foxx talks about how he let Ed sleep on his couch for six weeks when the British singer was first starting out.  He says he thought Ed's songs were great, but he wanted to see if he could cut it as a performer, so he put him through a trial by fire.

"I took him down to this show that I was doing, a live night, every Monday in downtown L.A.," Foxx tells Norton. "It was like, 800 black people!  All black, like, just the best musicians...I mean, the level of the music is here.  And I say, 'Ladies and gentleman, Ed Sheeran!' and he pops out [with his little red hair]...and a ukulele!"

At that point, Foxx says, a pal asked him if had lost his mind.

"He said, 'Yo, Foxx, c'mon man, what's this? What you doin' to the room right now?  You gotta respect the room!'" laughs Jamie.  "And it was just like a movie. I said, 'Well, let's see what the kid has.'"

"And he went out there on the ukulele, got a standing ovation in 12 minutes," Foxx adds. "And the rest was history!"

Ed proved his skills as a performer again last night, headlining the U.K.'s premiere music festival, Glastonbury.

In case Jamie missed the show, he might want to know that Ed trotted out two classic soul covers -- Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and Bill Withers'  "Ain't No Sunshine," reports The Daily Mirror.

 

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Now that four out of five members of One Direction seem to be well on their way to solo stardom, it's time for Louis Tomlinson to do the same.  But the singer admits that he was the one who didn't want the group to go on hiatus in the first place, and had no plans for a solo career at all.

Speaking to the British paper The Guardian, Louis says that he argued against the group stopping for a while, adding, "It wasn’t necessarily a nice conversation. I could see where it was going.”  When he was outvoted, he figured he'd manage other acts and write songs for other people until the group reformed.

"If you’d asked me a year or 18 months ago: ‘Are you going to do anything as a solo artist?’ I’d have said absolutely not," he tells the paper.  But following the release of "Just Hold On," his collaboration with Steve Aoki, he's decided to give it a shot.

Louis says he's doing it because he wants to prove to 1D fans that he's been worthy of their love, and for his mom, who passed away last year.  But he also wants to prove something to himself because, he admits, during his time in 1D, he felt like the odd man out...or as he puts it, "forgettable, to a certain degree."

"Niall...he’s the most lovely guy in the world...and he’s fearless....Zayn has a fantastic voice," Louis explains. "Harry comes across very cool. Liam’s all about getting the crowd going, doing a bit of dancing…and then there's me...[thinking], ‘What have I really done to contribute here?'"

According to the Guardian, Louis' new single, featuring Bebe Rexha, will be out soon.

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Warner Bros.This Sunday marks the 33rd anniversary of the release of Prince's iconic 1984 album Purple Rain, and today sees the release of the deluxe edition and the deluxe expanded edition of the album. 

As previously reported, the Purple Rain deluxe edition includes two CDs: the original album and a second CD of previously unreleased tracks.  

As for the Purple Rain Deluxe -- Expanded Edition set, fans will get the two CDs that come with the deluxe version, plus a third CD of single edits and B-sides, and a DVD of Prince & The Revolution performing at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY, on March 30, 1985 on the Purple Rain tour.

Purple Rain is the sixth best-selling movie soundtrack album in history, having sold more than 22 million units.  

Here are the track lists for both editions: 

Purple Rain Deluxe

Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Take Me With U"
"The Beautiful Ones"
"Computer Blue"
"Darling Nikki"
"When Doves Cry"
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Baby I'm A Star"
"Purple Rain"

Disc Two: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased
"The Dance Electric"
"Love and Sex" 
"Computer Blue" ("Hallway Speech" version)
"Electric Intercourse" (studio)
"Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden"
"Possessed" (1983 version)
"Wonderful A**"
"Velvet Kitty Cat"
"Katrina's Paper Dolls"
"We Can F***"
"Father's Song"

Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition
Includes Disc One and Disc Two as Listed Above, plus:

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides
"When Doves Cry" (edit)
"17 Days"
"Let's Go Crazy" (edit)
"Let's Go Crazy" (Special Dance Mix)
"Erotic City"
"Erotic City" ("Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive") 
"Purple Rain" (edit)
"God"
"God" (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
"Another Lonely Christmas"
"Another Lonely Christmas" (extended version)
"I Would Die 4 U" (edit)
"I Would Die 4 U" (extended version)
"Baby I'm A Star" (edit)
"Take Me With U" (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Delirious"
"1999"
"Little Red Corvette" 
"Take Me With U"
"Do Me, Baby"
"Irresistible B****"
"Possessed"
"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
"Let's Pretend We're Married"
"International Lover"
"God"
"Computer Blue"
"Darling Nikki" 
"The Beautiful Ones"
"When Doves Cry"
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Baby I'm A Star"
"Purple Rain" 

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Monty Brinton/CBSOne of the highlights of this year's Grammy Awards was Bruno Mars' tribute to Prince.  Dressed as the late legend, Bruno performed one of Prince's biggest hits, "Let's Go Crazy," with his band.  To mark the 33rd anniversary of the release of Prince's album Purple Rain this Sunday, Bruno is offering fans a behind-the-scenes look at that performance.

In newly released rehearsal footage of the "Let's Go Crazy" performance, Bruno and the band are shown bathed in purple light and dressed in street clothes, while Bruno is playing the same Prince-inspired guitar he rocked during the actual performance.

Bruno will open the BET Awards this Sunday night, but it's not known what he'll perform.  Meanwhile, newly released deluxe and deluxe expanded editions of Purple Rain are in stores now.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanAfter Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony, the group went from a five-piece to a quartet, and fans began speculating that perhaps the girls should change their name, since there was no longer a fifth member.  But it turns out the group HAS a fifth member already: you.

Speaking to MTV News, Dinah Jane explains that they decided against a name change, noting "The fans named us Fifth Harmony, and now they're the fifth member."

Lauren Jauregui adds, "It was obviously, I feel like, a thought [people had], just because...there's four of us and not five.  But we were all very united in the fact that we didn't want to change our name."

"We felt, like, within ourselves, 'No, Fifth Harmony is the name we grew with, and we've worked for and it's our brand.  It's who we are, it's our whole entire moment.' It's what we spent five years on, y'know?"

Fifth Harmony recently released their first single as a quartet: "Down," featuring Gucci Mane.

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Brian ZiffHalsey is nothing if not outspoken. In an interview with the U.K. paper The Guardian, the singer dismisses rapper Iggy Azalea as a "f***ing moron."

The comment came up as part of a discussion about why Halsey -- who describes herself as "queer" and whose album includes a love duet with bisexual fellow pop star Lauren Jauregui -- would collaborate with Migos rapper Quavo, given his controversial comments about homosexuality.

"I think he’s misunderstood,” she says. "Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct...I can’t police everybody.”

When the interviewer argues that in fact, she can police the artists she chooses to feature on her albums, she lets loose on Iggy.

“Yes, I can,” says Halsey. “And there’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record. Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. F***ng moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”

Halsey herself is biracial, though she often is accused of lying about it.

Halsey has since taken to Twitter to apologize about including Quavo on the record.  She tweeted, "Honestly? I didn't know that Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated him. We've never spoken a word to each other." 

When a fan took her to task, saying, "why would you defend a rapper you've 'never spoken a word to' regarding lgbt issues when you half of your fan base are lgbt?" Halsey replied, "I think thats an important point. I AM queer & I TRY to be understanding & want people to be educated. But im truly sorry for my misjudgment."

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Neal Preston/Queen Productions Ltd.Adam Lambert kicks off a tour with Queen tonight, but he hasn't forgotten about his solo career.

The singer has announced that he has a brand-new single coming next Friday, called "Two Fux" -- that's spelled "F-U-X."  He's also posted a brief clip of the song, which features him singing, "Right here, right here, right here/'N imma stay right here."  Then, a guitar part that sounds suspiciously like Queen guitarist Brian May kicks in.

It's not clear if this is a single from an upcoming album, or just a standalone.  In addition to this summer's tour, Adam will also be touring with Queen in 2018 in February and March.

 

#TWOFUX out 6.30.17 #namasterighthere pic.twitter.com/8JPPjzTnys

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 23, 2017

 

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Disruptor/Columbia/ParlophoneColdplay will release a new EP called Kaleidoscope on July 14, so it's only fitting that a kaleidoscope would play a big part in a new video for the group's collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This."

In the clip, a small boy wearing a superhero outfit -- the same one who appears on the single artwork for the track -- finds a kaleidoscope under his bed.  As he looks through it, we see concert footage from both Coldplay and The Chainsmokers performing the song live, refracted as through though a kaleidoscope. At the end of the clip, the kid falls back onto his bed and starts laughing as confetti pours down on him.

The version of the song used for the video is the "Tokyo Remix," and some of the performance footage was indeed filmed in Tokyo. The "Tokyo Remix" is included on the Kaleidoscope EP.

The original version of "Something Just Like This" is included on the Chainsmokers' Memories...Do Not Open.

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Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots has one billion reasons to not care what you think. The video for the duo's breakthrough hit, "Stressed Out," has reached one billion views on YouTube.

The nostalgic clip finds Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun reliving their childhood by riding trikes, drinking juice boxes at jamming at each other's houses before a demonic presence reminds that they have to "wake up, you need to make money."

"Stressed Out" is the 66th video to join the YouTube billion-views club. The most-viewed music video on YouTube remains South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style," which currently has 2.8 billion views.

Twenty One Pilots is currently in the middle of their Tour de Columbus, a five-show residency in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The run will conclude June 25 at the city's Schottenstein Center.

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BusinessWireLooks like a lot of people were inspired to shell out money at Starbucks for colorful, Lady Gaga-approved drinks. 

Her #CupsofKindness charity initiative -- which involved sales of four custom drinks she created -- has raised $250,000 for her Born This Way Foundation.  Now, she's raising even more money through another partnership with a major brand.

Gaga is teaming up with Staples to raise money for both her Born This Way Foundation and for DonorsChoose.org, which funds classroom projects for teachers.  As part of the partnership, Staples will donate $1 million to the Foundation, and to DonorsChoose. The Staples for Students program will promote kindness in schools nationwide, and make sure that teacher and kids have the resources they need.

Gaga will also star in a PSA emphasizing the need to support for students and teachers. 

"Classrooms that are positive and welcoming are classrooms where students can discover their passions and unlock their full potential," she says in a statement. "...Kindness is one of the most important and most impactful values we can instill in students."

Gaga and Staples, which is also sponsoring her Joanne tour, are offering students the chance to win a $50,000 scholarship, as well as a trip to Vegas to meet the singer and watch her in concert.  The Staples for Students Sweepstakes starts Sunday, June 25 at StaplesForStudents.org.

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