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Sony Pictures AnimationIn 2015, Meghan Trainor did a song for the soundtrack of The Peanuts Movie, "Better When I"m Dancin'."  Now, she's taking her career in animated films one step further: She's actually playing a character in one.

Meghan will provide the voice of a character called SmurfMelody in the upcoming movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, in theaters April 7.  She's also recorded a song for the film called "I'm a Lady," which is coming out tomorrow. The video debuts March 3.

In a statement, Meghan says, "I'm so excited to be singing 'I'm a Lady' for this movie. It's a song that I love and am very proud of, and I can't wait for the world to finally hear it!"

She adds, "Getting to play a small part in the film with my character, SmurfMelody, makes this all the more exciting! So happy to be a part of the Smurfs family!!!""

Smurfs: The Lost Village stars Demi Lovato as the voice of Smurfette, as well as the voices of Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts and Mandy Patinkin.

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Francis Specker/CBSEver since Beyonce announced that she was expecting twins, there has been speculation that she would not be able to headline the Coachella festival as planned.  Well, now it's official: She's off the bill.

A statement posted to Coachella's Facebook page reads, "Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival....Thank you for your understanding."

Here's the consolation prize, though: the statement confirms that the mommy-to-be -- who did perform at the Grammys a few weeks ago -- will be a headliner at the festival in 2018. 

No word on who will replace Bey on the Coachella lineup.  The festival takes place over two weekends in April.

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Interscope RecordsAlessia Cara and Zedd are meeting in the middle of their musical sensibilities. Alessia, who sings R&B-tinged pop, and Zedd, who creates electronic music, have joined forces for a new collaboration, called “Stay.”

The two have released the song along with a lyric video featuring sprawling desert landscapes and mirror reflections. The song was first teased during Alessia's appearance on Saturday Night Live several weeks ago.

“I think this song is right in the middle between where Alessia is musically and where I am and that’s what’s so exciting about it,” Zedd says in a statement. “I’ve been trying to knock down barriers around music genres and this is another step for me to walk towards a musical future where I can create any genre I want without people putting me in a box.”

Alessia adds, “It still feels like me, just an elevated pop sound. I don’t know that I would be this bold on my own stuff so it’s cool to try these things with collaborators.”

The two first met at the 2016 HALO Awards and made plans to work together shortly after. Zedd has a good record when it comes to doing songs with young female vocalists: he's had hits working with Foxes, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Hayley Williams from Paramore.

Meanwhile, Zedd's ACLU benefit concert, featuring Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly, Macklemore, Miguel and more, will take place April 3 in L.A.

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Greg WilliamsWatch out Taylor Swift: Ed Sheeran may have found a new bestie in Katy Perry.

Ed crashed Katy’s BBC Radio 1 interview yesterday and the two had a grand old time reminiscing about when they first met.

Turns out, Katy was a bit grossed out by Ed at first. As Ed recalled, she had just seen one of his gigs in Toronto and he was really sweaty.

“I walked up to her and I was like, ‘Hi,’ and she was like, ‘I would hug you but, ew,’” Ed recalled.

After that they bonded over their Grammy losses, though since then, Ed has won two.  They also have a healthy rivalry when it comes to the music charts.

“I have a new song out and so does Ed but Ed’s doing really well, I know the numbers, so buy mine,” Katy joked.

Both Katy and Ed performed at the Brit awards yesterday. Katy sang her new single “Chained to the Rhythm” and Ed performed “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.”

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Trae Patton/NBCThe new season of The Voice kicks off this Monday night, and returning coach Gwen Stefani is super-psyched about her team's mentor: none other than Celine Dion.

"She is like, the ultimate person that you would want to be on there,” Gwen tells Entertainment Tonight.  “She is so unique…Every song she puts out is a world song, she speaks to the world and that’s a whole other level [than just], ‘Oh I made it as a pop star in America.'”

Gwen added that Celine has been "massive since she was 13 years old, so having her on the show was incredible.”

While Celine no doubt has great advice for the young contestants of The Voice, she told ET specifically what advice she'd give to her younger self, with the wisdom of past experience: "Be yourself and don’t be in competition with the world, be in competition with yourself."

The Canadian icon then added, "And don’t hold on to just one dream, because if you don’t make it, are you going to tell me that this is the end of your life?… Life is more than a song, baby!”

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Image Group LA/ABCLorde is headed to Saturday Night Live. The New Zealand musician will guest on the March 11 episode of SNL, which will be hosted by Scarlett Johansson.

Though she previously performed on the show alongside Disclosure, Lorde's upcoming appearance will mark her first solo performance on SNL.

Perhaps Lorde will be debuting new material during her SNL stop -- she's been working on her long-awaited follow-up album to her 2013 debut, Pure Heroine.

Lorde also will be hitting the festival circuit this summer with appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Jason Merritt/LP5/Getty Images for TASTaylor Swift's been out of the country music game for a while, but she's still got the magic touch when it comes to penning country hits.

"Better Man," a song written by Taylor and recorded by the superstar country group Little Big Town, has just reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. "Thanks to Taylor Swift for sending us this beautiful song," the group's Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.

Billboard notes that "Better Man" is the first #1 hit on this chart by a single songwriter person -- in this case, Taylor -- not a team of writers, since June of 2016, when "Humble and Kind," a song written by Lori McKenna for Tim McGraw, topped the chart.  Before that, the last #1 hit penned by one person was 2012's "Ours," written by -- you guessed it -- Taylor Swift. 

The last 12 months have seen many pop stars appear on the country charts, either as performers or writers.  Meghan Trainor co-wrote a #1 hit for country group Rascal Flatts, for example, and scored another hit with country star Brett Eldredge with the Christmas duet "Baby It's Cold Outside." 

Meanwhile, Pink duetted with country star Kenny Chesney and hit #1 on the country chart, and Elle King did the same when she sang with country star Dierks Bentley.

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesRemember last year, when Sinead O'Connor claimed Arsenio Hall had supplied drugs to Prince?  And then Arsenio sued Sinead?  Regardless, it's all been settled now.

To recap: Shortly after Prince died last April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, O'Connor posted on her Facebook page: "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall.”  She added, “Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherriff's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave."

Three days later, Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit in LA Superior Court against O'Connor, claiming she "maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies" about him.

Wednesday, a representative for Arsenio Hall provided ABC News with both a joint statement by Hall and O’Connor, and a copy of a retraction and apology by O'Connor.  The joint statement reads:

“Arsenio Hall and Sinead O’Connor announce that Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her, and the lawsuit has been resolved. Below is Sinead’s retraction and apology:

“I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio Hall to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death. I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally.”

The statement ends with, "Arsenio's lawyers confirm that now that Arsenio’s reputation has been restored by O’Connor’s unequivocal retraction and apology, the lawsuit will be dismissed."

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARASRihanna is Harvard-bound -- not to study, but to pick up the University's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony next Tuesday.

S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director, tells the Harvard Gazette, “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.”

Counter also notes of the singer, “She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today."

The Harvard Foundation recognizes prominent public-spirited leaders each year in honor of the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes. Past honorees include actor James Earl Jones and the late tennis star and activist, Arthur Ashe.

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Olivia BeeMany women fret about getting older, but Katy Perry isn't one of them.  She says that now that she's in her thirties -- 32, to be exact -- her life is so much better. "It's so dope," she raves.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Capital FM radio, Katy says of being her current age, "I highly recommend it. It’s like the coolest version of your 20s. There’s a confidence that you get, a clarity that you get...there’s like a beautiful independence, a sexual independence, like an identity."

And Katy says she's putting all these thirtysomething insights into her new music.  

"I’ve been writing the record since last June and I’m slowly gonna put it out," she says of her forthcoming album.  Katy says she's written about 40 songs, but not all of them are up to par -- and on this album, she's only going to include "great songs."

"I’ve got lots of material and I’m very excited," she continues, noting that she loves the reception that her first single, "Chained to the Rhythm," has gotten.  Commenting on the song's lyrics, which are about ignoring the world's problems and isolating yourself inside your own bubble, Katy notes, "I’m just driving for more consciousness than ever, and calling this era 'purposeful pop.'''

However, Katy isn't kidding when she says she's going to put out the album slowly. She says she doesn't want to overwhelm people, because everyone has such short attention spans these days.

"I think I wanna put out some songs first before I give them the full meal," she explains.  "Because I think we are digesting things in bite-size [pieces] these days and that’s what we can handle."

She laughs, "When someone has like a 17- or 19-track album, you’re like, 'Oh my God, I have to, like, take a trip to Mars to listen to your record in full!”

Katy's new album will be the follow-up to 2013's Prism.

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Walt Disney RecordsFrom "Beauty and the Beast" to "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to "Under the Sea," songs from Disney animated movies have won many Oscars for Best Original Song.  Sunday night, yet another Disney song is in the running for the trophy, and if it wins, the guy who wrote it will have done something only achieved by 12 other people.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated for writing "How Far I'll Go," from the Disney animated film Moana.  If he wins, he'll have the EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.  Only 12 other people have ever done that.  For Miranda, this Oscar stuff is his childhood dream come true.

"I'm a movie dork, and I'm a big Oscar dork too," he tells ABC News. "I was the very specific kind of nerd that would memorize Billy Crystal's musical monologues...so, to be a part of that rigamarole is a thrill, and then also to bring my mom as my date -- we used to watch the Oscars every year together."

In the movie Moana, "How Far I'll Go" represents young Polynesian princess Moana's desire to pursue her dreams, even if danger lies ahead.  To gain inspiration, Lin-Manuel said he had to revisit his past.

"I actually went to my parent's house [in New York City], locked myself there overnight and wrote the song," he tells ABC News.

"I wanted to get in touch with that 16-year-old me, who wanted a life in the movies and in theater," he adds. "And the distance between 200th St. and that is so impossibly far -- it's about as far as Moana from her ultimate goals."  

Miranda's competition includes Justin Timberlake, Sting and the guys who wrote the songs for La La Land. Tune into ABC on Sunday night to see if Miranda gets that EGOT.

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Adele performs at the 2017 Grammys; Francis Specker/CBSAdele, One Direction, Little Mix and Drake are among the winners of this year's Brit Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys.

Adele -- who won five Grammys earlier this month, including Record, Album and Song of the Year -- was given a special Global Success Award, but she wasn't there to accept it in person, or to dedicate it to Beyonce, as she did at the Grammys.  She sent an acceptance video instead, which showed her standing in front of a fake tree. "I'm somewhere pretty dry -- hence the fake bush behind me, to make it look like I'm somewhere nice," she explained.

Speaking of Beyonce, she was named Best International Female, while Drake won Best International Male.  The Best British Video award went to One Direction, while Little Mix won Best Single for "Shout Out to My Ex."  The song was widely interpreted as having been inspired by ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik, who broke off his engagement to Little Mix member Perrie Edwards.

Emeli Sandé was named Best British Female Solo Artist, while The 1975 took Best British Group. Late rock icon David Bowie was named Best British Male Solo artist and his album Blackstar, released days before his death, won Best British Album. 

Rag N' Bone Man, whose song "Human" is nowmaking inroads on the charts in the U.S., was named Best British Breakthrough Act.

Performers on the show included Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Little Mix and a duet between Coldplay and the Chainsmokers. Coldplay's Chris Martin also paid tribute to the late George Michael during the show.

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Courtesy Island RecordsShawn Mendes' Illuminate world tour is getting bigger.

The singer has added four new shows to the North American leg of the trek, which kicks off July 6 in Portland, Oregon.  The new dates include stops in Philadelphia; Newark, New Jersey; Mexico City and Toronto, Canada.

FirstAcess Fan presales start this Sunday, February 26, while general fan presales start on Monday.  You can get the presale codes by signing up at ShawnAccess.com.  The general public can get tickets starting March 4.

Charlie Puth also is joining the tour as direct support on all U.S and Canadian dates; James TW will open for Shawn on all U.K and European dates. 

The Illuminate world tour is scheduled to wrap up September 20 in Mexico City. The last U.S. date will be in Boston on August 23.  Shawn also will perform at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on September 16.

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Image Group LA/ABCSelena Gomez is selling her Texas estate. The singer -- and Texas native -- has put her Fort Worth mansion on the market for just under $3 million.

The property is spread out over one-and-a-half acres and includes a tennis court, putting green, saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen and cabana. The inside boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus game and craft rooms.

“The media room won me over the minute I walked in,” Selena says.

According to Zillow, she bought the property in 2015 for $3.5 million. She reportedly purchased it in order to spend more time with friends and family, but her busy schedule kept her away from home more often than not.

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Last year, footage leaked online of hitmaking DJ duo The Chainsmokers working with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Now, that collaboration has materialized in the form of a song called "Something Just Like This," which you can download on iTunes. You can also check out the track's starry lyric video via YouTube.

While Coldplay has experimented with electronic music before, "Something Just Like This" is very much an EDM song, though it features some piano that gives it a more Coldplay feel.

"Something Just Like This" appears on The Chainsmokers' forthcoming debut full-length album Memories...Do Not Open, which will be released April 7.

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Dan MacMedan/WireImageNaomie Harris is nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as an emotionally abusive mother in the acclaimed film Moonlight.  But the British actress said one person who really left her starstruck at this year's annual Oscars luncheon wasn't a fellow actor -- it was one of her childhood pop idols.

"I was actually really excited that Justin Timberlake came up and he was like, 'I really loved Moonlight, and I really loved you in Moonlight,'" Harris told ABC News. "And I was like, 'Ohmigosh, I used to listen to you when I was a child and you're here!' It was weird!"

Harris, who also appeared in two of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, as well as in the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, is up against some stiff competition in her category, including Viola Davis, the favorite to win for Fences.  Justin also is no shoo-in: he's up for Best Original Song for "Can't Stop the Feeling!" but his competition includes two songs from La La Land, the movie that's predicted to sweep this year's Oscars.

The Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday night on ABC.

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Rony AlwinWhen a super-popular artist who's been quiet for a while debuts a new single at the Grammys, what do you get?  A super-impressive chart debut.

Katy Perry's new single "Chained to the Rhythm" has entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #4, the highest debut by a lead female artist since Adele bowed at #1 in November of 2015 with "Hello."  This is Katy's 14th top-10 hit, and her third-highest debut, following "Part of Me" and "California Gurls," which entered the chart at #1 and #2 respectively.

Katy's song, whose video premiered yesterday, is the first single from her upcoming album, due later this year.

Elsewhere on the chart, Bruno Mars also cashed in from his Grammy performance of "That's What I Like."  The song jumps from #37 to #7 on the Hot 100.  It's Bruno's 14th top-10 hit, and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart.  

Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" tops the Billboard Hot 100, while Taylor Swift and Zayn's duet "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" rises to #2, making it the highest-charting song from either of the 50 Shades movie soundtracks.

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Johnny Nunez/WireImageGracing the cover of CR Fashion Book's latest issue is Michael Jackson's 18-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, and inside she talks to Empire creator Lee Daniels about a number of topics, including a quality of her late dad's that she would take if she could.  

"Definitely his strength. He was the strongest person I know and tried to do everything with as much love and kindness as possible," she says.  

Paris also spills details about her songwriting and being in a band with her boyfriend -- making music that's a mix of, as she explains, The Lumineers and legendary country musician Johnny Cash.  

However, she has no desire to follow in her father's professional footsteps, viewing music as more of a hobby rather than a career.

"I'm in a band. We're doing it for fun. My boyfriend's the drummer and we have two others, a bassist and a backup vocalist," she tells Lee. 

"I write music for myself," Paris adds. "I use it as a way to get stuff out. It's not something I see myself following career-wise. There are so many amazing artists in my family. If I were to do it as a career, it would change how I feel about music and I don't want that to happen."   

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesLast week, Andy Grammer fulfilled a lifelong dream by getting to play in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game.  Though he and his West Team were soundly beaten, Andy still considers the things he gets to do at sporting events to be the best perk of being a pop star...for him, anyway.

"Some of the sports stuff has been really sweet 'cause I'm, like, a super jock at heart," Andy told ABC Radio a few months ago.

In fact, Andy told Sports Illustrated that when he was a kid, "Basketball was every day of my life. Wake up with a ball, sometimes I’d sleep with it because someone told me that was better for you.”

While a career in sports never materialized, Andy says the opportunities he's had to hang out at various high-profile events because of his fame as a musician have been some of the biggest highlights of the past few years.

For example, Andy say "going to the AFC Championship game with some of my high school friends" was a definite high point for him. 

"I got to sing the national anthem at that...it was Denver versus the Patriots, and it was me and my best high school friends," he told ABC Radio. "And I just sang the national anthem, and then we got to sit in John Elway's box and freak out, that was really cool." 

He also cites "getting to sing the national anthem at the NBA finals" as being "really cool, too."  

When he's not singing at sporting events, Andy is busy working on his third album, due out later this year.

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Rory KramerThe Chainsmokers' biggest hit ain't never getting older.  "Closer" has now spent more time in the top five than any other single in the 58-year history of the Billboard Hot 100.

"Closer," which spent 12 weeks at #1 last year, has been in the Billboard top five for 26 weeks -- in other words, six full months.  There were two other songs that had spent 25 weeks in the top five -- Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" and LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" -- but "Closer" has just broken the tie to set the record.

In addition, the song has been #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for 27 weeks.  That's the most at #1 since the chart debuted in 2013. The previous record holder was "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, with 26 weeks.

There's another chart milestone this week as well: Rihanna's "Love on the Brain" has become her 30th top-10 hit.  There are now only two acts in history who've had more: Madonna, with 38 and The Beatles, with 34.  Rihanna was tied with Michael Jackson, but she just broke that tie.  Not bad for someone who's only been making records since 2005.

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