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ABCJimmy Kimmel is no stranger to a good laugh, and he got a great one when Miley Cyrus barged into his bedroom one night, waking him up and singing "Wrecking Ball."

This isn't the first superstar to wake Kimmel from his slumber. Rihanna and Britney Spears both pulled the same prank when they colluded with Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney.

The latest prank premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night and showed Cyrus and a "wrecking team" sneaking into his house with a costumed-wrecking ball and a sledge hammer. 

In the clip, Miley proceeds to blast her hit single and jump on Kimmel's bed as he tries to sleep. Cyrus even dumps fake rubble on him as if it's a real construction site. 

The singer also told him to lick the sledge hammer just like she does in the iconic moment in her music video. But, Kimmel complained her hammer hit him "right in the balls," to which she replied, "It is called wrecking balls." 

After the prank debuted, Kimmel took Twitter to write, "A trespasser named @MileyCyrus breaks into my house in the middle of the night."

The video closes with a groggy Kimmel saying through his mouth guard: "Thanks for stopping by. Good night," as if he's signing off from his late-night show.

 

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Michael FurlongerWhether it’s friendzoning a guy in the song “Friends” or reminiscing about a childhood love in “2002,” Anne-Marie’s songs are always based on her own life.

In “Friends,” her hit collab with DJ-producer Marshmello, she draws upon a real-life experience to let a guy down not-so-gently.

“Every song of mine is a real experience that I’ve been through, so it’s very personal but I just thought a lot of people could relate to this,” she tells ABC Radio. “And either you’re being friendzoned or you’re friendzoning someone!”

Anne-Marie’s other new song off her debut album, Speak Your Mind, a nostalgic ode to the early aughts called “2002,” also incorporated details from her own life -- from the music she used to listen to, right down to the exact age she was that year: 11.

The lyrics in the song, co-written by Ed Sheeran, detail an idealistic first love.

“When you’re 11 I feel like those kind of years you feel like you fall in love with everyone and you’re like, ‘This is real love! I actually do love them!’” she says. “But it’s actually just young, puppy love. It’s just a cute age.” 

Anne-Marie is currently opening for Ed Sheeran on his European Divide tour.

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCK-pop boy band BTS performed their new song “Fake Love” on the Billboard Music Awards last night to deafening cheers from fans in the crowd. Now, the video for the song is breaking records on YouTube.

According to YouTube, the video racked up 35.9 million views in one day, making it the biggest 24-hour video debut of 2018. The video dropped on May 18 and received a whopping 4.8 million views in just its first hour.

The video also set a new record for most likes on YouTube in a single day, garnering 3.9 million likes on May 18.

“Fake Love” is now the third biggest 24-hour music video debut of all time, behind Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” which notched 43.2 million views in its first day, and PSY’s “Gentleman,” which received 36 million views.

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Mert & MarcusFresh off her Billboard Music Award wins last night, Taylor Swift has extended her record for the most Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits among female artists.

Her song “Delicate” rose from number 46 to number 36 on the Hot 100, becoming her 56th Top 40 song. She increases her lead even further from the runner-up among women: Rihanna, who has 50 Top 40 Hot 100 entries. Madonna comes in third with 49.

Elvis Presley holds the record overall, with 80 Top 40 hits.

“Delicate” is the sixth top 40 hit from Taylor’s Reputation album, following “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready For It?,” “Gorgeous,” “Call It What You Want” and “End Game.”

Sunday night, Taylor won the Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album for Reputation.

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ABC/Tyler GoldenJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigen have named their new baby after another music legend.

The singer and supermodel revealed that the name of their second child is Miles Theodore Stephens and posted photos on social media.

"Miles of course is the same name as the great Miles Davis and Chrissy really liked the name Theodore, so we put it all together and had Miles Theodore Stephens," Legend tells Eonline.com. "When he came out and we hung out with him for a little while, we were like, 'He looks like a Miles.'" Their son was born on May 16.

"We're so excited to have him in the family now," he added. "It's nice to have our little family of four now."

Teigen posted a photo of baby Miles on Instagram and commented, “Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens -- We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!”

The couple's first child, daughter Luna Simone Stephens, was named after legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.

When Legend performed Sunday night on the Billboard Music Awards, Teigen poked fun at people who criticized the couple for leaving the house after welcoming their new baby.

"Wow didn't u just have a baby John smh go take care of it !!!!!! disgusting," Chrissy tweeted, along with a photo of hubby being interviewed on television.

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Tyler Golden/NBCJulia Michaels will lend her voice to The Voice for the show’s season finale Tuesday.

The singer, who served as a Battle Advisor to Adam Levine's team earlier this season, will perform with Kelly Clarkson’s contestant, Brynn Cartelli. They’ll sing a medley of Julia’s hit, “Issues,” and her new single “Jump,” featuring Triple Redd.

Brynn will also perform her original single, “Walk My Way,” which Julia co-wrote.

Meanwhile Jennifer Hudson, who’ll return as a coach next season, will perform “I Know Where I’ve Been” with Team Blake Shelton contestant Kyla Jade -- who happens to be Hudson's former back-up singer.

The Voice finale will also feature previously announced performers including James Bay, Halsey featuring Big Sean, and Dua Lipa.

The top four finalists will compete Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and the winner will be revealed on the two-hour live season finale on Tuesday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.

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ABC/Fred LeeCarly Rae Jepsen has been added to this year’s Lollapalooza lineup.

The singer joins the festival after British singer Jessie Ware had to drop out due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Carly will take the Lake Shore Stage in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 4.

“See you in Chicago!” she tweeted Monday.

Lollapalooza takes place from August 2-5. Headliners include Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Zedd, WALK THE MOON and James Bay are also on the bill this year.

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ABC/Image Group LAPrincess or not, Katy Perry is still going to give you her honest fashion critique.

When asked what she thought of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress Sunday night, Katy didn’t hold back.

“I would have done one more fitting,” she told Entertainment Tonight during night one of American Idol finals, adding, “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”

She said she preferred Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen bridal look to Meghan’s simple Givenchy gown, proclaiming, “Kate, Kate, Kate won, Kate won!”

Her opinions on the dress aside, Katy declared that she’s “so happy” for Meghan and Prince Harry, who tied the knot in a grand ceremony on Saturday.

“I don’t know them from Adam but it’s amazing what she’s doing with all this, her humanitarian efforts," Katy said. "You know, the fact that she’s a proud feminist, I love all that. I support her as another woman and love her and wish them both well.”

The American Idol season finale airs tonight on ABC.

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ABC/Randy HolmesTori Kelly is a married woman. The singer has tied the knot over the weekend with her fiancé, German basketball player André Murillo.

Tori shared a photo from the nuptials on Instagram Sunday.  She captioned the photo with a quote from pastor and theologian Tim Keller: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known & not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known & truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.”

Tori added, “thank you to everyone who made this the most magical day ever. i’m floating. brb.”

Tori and André began dating in 2016 and announced their engagement in September 2017.

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Mert & MarcusCould Taylor Swift be releasing a new album sooner than we think?

The singer reportedly hinted to blogger Perez Hilton that her follow-up to Reputation would be out before she turns 30. Taylor will be 29 this December, which means the new album could potentially be released before the end of next year.

Perez spoke with Taylor backstage at her Rose Bowl show in Los Angeles Saturday night, and recounted their conversation in a YouTube video.

"What I did say to Taylor was I would love it if the next album had a song called '30' to keep up the continuation -- she had 'Fifteen,' she had '22,'" he says.

He adds, "She's like, 'Oh, well, the next album will definitely be out before I'm 30.'"

If that's the case, fans won't have to wait as long as they in between the release of 1989 and Reputation. Reputation came out in 2017, three years after 1989.

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ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale on Sunday featured a trio of performances from the top three: an encore of each one’s favorite performance; a song dedicated to his or her hometown, and their potential first single. The show also featured a surprise appearance by former Journey singer Steve Perry.

As always, judges Katy PerryLionel Richie and Luke Bryan were on hand to offer their comments on the performances.

The contestant started off with their singles:

Caleb Lee Hutchinson disappointed the judges with his single, “Johnny Cash Heart,” co-written by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. Katy said she would’ve liked him to “embody it as a Caleb Lee Hutchinson song.” She said it was his “weakest performance so far.”

Gabby Barrett continued with her potential debut single, a mix of soul and gospel called “Rivers Deep.” Noting that the stage and the studio are different worlds, the judges felt she failed to deliver the song effectively on stage until the very end. “From now on, when you select a song, select it from the stage back, not the studio,” was Lionel’s advice to the 18-year-old singer.

Maddie Poppe continued with a song reminiscent of season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' "Home" -- co-written by Julia Michaels -- called, “Going Going Gone.” Luke expressed the sentiments of all three judges by declaring Maddie turned in a “solid performance” because she looked “the most comfortable so far.”

Next, the top three performed their encore songs:

Caleb redeemed himself with his reprisal of Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” Lionel called Hutchinson’s voice “solid as a rock” and urged the 19-year-old to "own it and put it in front of everything.” Katy agreed, calling Caleb’s performance “light years” ahead of his first one, praising his “amazing, incredible, interesting, textured voice."

Gabby, clad in black leather and a fringed short-shorts, followed with an encore performance of Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon.” Katy acknowledged Barrett’s growth in her performance, interaction with the audience and comfort with the musicians, although next time Maddie wore fringe, she wanted to “see it move.”

Maddie hoped lightning would strike twice, reprising a song she first performed during Hollywood Week: the original song, "Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up.” Katy praised Poppe for taking a risk, adding the artist was “authentic as heck.”

Finally, the contestants performed their hometown dedications:

Hutchinson honored his hometown of Dallas, Georgia, with Johnny Cash‘s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Richie praised Caleb for a “convincing” performance,” adding the Cash classic was “in his wheelhouse.” Added Katy, “I think an audience member wants to have fun. They’re waiting for you to invite them and you just invited us.”

Barrett, a Pittsburgh native, dedicated Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” to her hometown. To her surprise, it wasn’t Perry, Richie or Bryan who commented on the performance, but former Journey singer Steve Perry -- who sang on the original track -- offering his take. “It was the most amazing version I’ve ever heard,” he declared, “just beautiful.”

Clarksville, Iowa’s Poppe closed out the performances with her take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Luke thanked Maddie for “inspiring” him, and Katy, typing into her phone, said, “I’m voting for you.”

American Idol will crown a winner on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicAt the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Janet Jackson became the first black female artist to receive the Billboard ICON Award.  She took the stage to perform, and then gave a powerful speech about female empowerment (see related story).  On the red carpet, everyone seemed to agree that Janet is indeed an ICON, citing her music, her performance ability, and her message.

Jennifer Lopez, who appeared in Janet's video for "That's the Way Love Goes" when she was still a relative unknown, told ABC News, "Janet was one of my idols growing up...I think I even started dancing because of her video "The Pleasure Principle!" [She's] one of my favorites to this day."

Ne-Yo, who knows Janet, told ABC Radio, "She made herself big enough to be to be iconic but small enough to still feel like your friend...you watch a Janet Jackson video and it's like, 'I wanna be friends with that person!'"  He adds that Janet's "not so larger than life that you don't feel like you couldn't go get a drink and just hang out [with her]."

Janet isn't just a music pioneer: her choreography and dancing were pioneering as well. Dance pro Derek Hough noted, "It really was innovative at the time, and inspiring for a whole generation of dancers and performers...she's an absolute trailblazer."

Fifth Harmony member and now solo artist Normani gushed, "Janet Jackson is the queen....she's really paved the way for me, a young African-American female. Y'know, having representation is so important and she is the inspiration and reason why I am who I am today."

Halsey, who credits Janet as a "massive inspiration," praised the superstar as a "risk taker" for doing things "that were a little bit provocative and risque for an artist of her era."  She also noted that Janet "made it possible for so many young artists of color today to be able to do what they do." 

But Halsey also noted that Janet was the only girl in a family of a bunch of super-talented brothers. "It's hard to push through when the brothers are getting all the shine!" she pointed out. "You have to take your own and take your moment and, and she did so, wonderfully." 

Pioneering female hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa said they grew up watching Janet as Penny on the groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, and also praised her for the message of empowerment in her breakthrough album Control. 

Said Cheryl "Salt" James, "For women who lose control of their lives -- to their kids, to their husbands, to their relationship, maybe even to their careers -- to just have that moment when you say 'I'm in control,' I think that was the quintessential Janet moment."

'90s hitmaking vocal group En Vogue summed Janet's appeal up by noting she's a "consummate performer" with "timeless" music.  As they put it, "Nobody can touch Janet!" 

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Dick Clark ProductionsThe 2018 Billboard Music Awards  were packed with big performances and peppered with some heavier moments Sunday night, kicking off with an emotional cold open from host Kelly Clarkson.

The show, which aired on NBC live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, began on a serious note with a tearful call to action from Kelly in the wake of the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. 

She refused to lead the audience in a moment of silence, instead saying, “Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”

Fittingly, following Kelly’s emotional message, Ariana Grande opened the show with a performance of “No Tears Left to Cry.” And indeed when Kelly returned to the stage, she was dry-eyed and ready to lighten things up a bit.

Kelly launched into an energetic medley of some other artists’ songs, including “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift and “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran.

Shawn Mendes and Khalid later picked up Kelly’s call to action. After Shawn first took the stage to perform his new single “In My Blood,” he returned with Khalid to perform their powerful duet “Youth” as a tribute to victims of gun violence with the help of the show choir from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Female empowerment was also a running theme of the night, with Janet Jackson becoming the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award and paying tribute to strong women in her speech.

"Women have made it clear that we no longer will be controlled, manipulated or abused,” Janet said in her speech, during which she also urged people to turn back to God as a source of calmness and love.

Prior to accepting the award, she took the stage and performed a choreography-heavy medley of some of her classics, including “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb.” It was her first TV performance in nine years.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also took the stage together for the first time to perform their new feminist anthem “Fall in Line.” They traded soaring vocal acrobatics and held their own amidst a menacing mob of authoritative male figures. 

Taylor Swift used her win for Top Female Artist to shout out other female artists, in particular her tour mates Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. She also took home the prize for Top Selling Album for Reputation and thanked her fans for “making me feel understood again.”

Before presenting the award for Top Hot 100 Song to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito,” The Chainsmokersand Halsey paid tribute to Avicii, who died last month at age 28. The Chainsmokers also dedicated their award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist to the late DJ-producer.

Other winners presented during the broadcast included Khalid for Top New Artist, BTS for Top Social Artist, “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt for Top Country Song, “Rock Star” by Post Malonefeaturing 21 Savage for Top Rap Song, and Camilla Cabello for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

The show closed out with Ed Sheeran taking home the prize of Top Artist and a ‘90s throwback performance by Salt N PepaDJ Spinderella and En Vogue.

The two biggest winners of the night with six awards each were Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. See a complete list of winners here.

The night’s other performances included:

- Dua Lipa performing “New Rules” with the help of a girl squad and a giant flamingo.

- Khalid and Normani performing their steamy duet “Love Lies.”

- New dad John Legend singing his new single, “A Good Night.”

- Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled making it rain dollar bills with their new track “Dinero.”

- Ed Sheeran performing a rousing rendition of “Galway Girl” from his tour in Dublin, Ireland.

- Maren MorrisZedd and Grey joining forces to perform their hit “The Middle.”

- Soon-to-be tour mates Macklemore and Kesha singing “Good Old Days” from a faux campsite at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. 

- Kelly Clarkson belting her sassy tune “Whole Lotta Woman.”

- K-Pop boy band BTS drawing the loudest cheers for their performance of “Fake Love.”

- Camila Cabello performing “Havana” and her new duet with Pharrell Williams, “Sangria Wine.”

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Dick Clark ProductionsHost Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night with an emotional speech about the recent mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed 10 people and injured several more.

Struggling to get the words out, Clarkson began, "Before we start tonight's show, there's something I'd like to say -- this is gonna be so hard -- about the tragedy at Santa Fe High. I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, y'all, we're grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all."

The tearful singer continued, "Tonight they wanted me to say…obviously we want to pray for all the victims and pray for their families, but they also wanted me to do a moment of silence. And I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working…obviously. So, why don’t we not do a moment of silence, why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening, because it’s horrible. And mommies and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theaters, to clubs… You should be able to live your life without that kind of fear.”

Kelly concluded, “We need to do better…because we’re failing our children. We’re failing our communities. We’re failing their families. I can’t imagine. I have four children — I cannot imagine getting that phone call or that knock on the door. So, instead of a moment of silence, I want to respect [the victims] and honor them… Tonight, y’all, in your community, where you live — let’s have a moment of action! Let’s have a moment of change!”

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The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Kelly Clarkson hosted the ceremony, which featured performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello and more.

Many of the winners were announced hours prior to the telecast, with the big awards being revealed during the ceremony itself. Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran tied for the most awards, with six each. Below is a complete list of winners.

2018 Billboard Music Awards winners:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid -- WINNER
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello -- WINNER
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift -- WINNER

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons -- WINNER
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran -- WINNER

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS -- WINNER
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2 -- WINNER

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars -- WINNER
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars -- WINNER
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA -- WINNER

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars -- WINNER
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B -- WINNER
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris -- WINNER

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan -- WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons -- WINNER
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2 -- WINNER

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna -- WINNER
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers -- WINNER
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe -- WINNER
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard -- WINNER
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation -- WINNER

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana -
- WINNER

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic -- WINNER
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 -- WINNER
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve -- WINNER
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea -- WINNER
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AV?CI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open -- WINNER
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection -- WINNER
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit -- WINNER
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."
Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." -- WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour LLIF3"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Post Malone ft. Quavo, "Congratulations"

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER
Lil Pump, "Gucci Gang"
Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You” -- WINNER

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” -- WINNER
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One"
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” -- WINNER

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” -- WINNER
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer” -- WINNER
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” -- WINNER
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” -- WINNER
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” -- WINNER
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

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The Billboard Music Awards get underway tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Las Vegas, but many winners have already been announced.

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, each of whom had 15 nominations going into the telecast, are currently multiple winners.  Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Chris Stapleton, Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi are also winners.

Kendrick has won six BBMAs already, including Top Billboard 200 Album for DAMN., Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio) for "HUMBLE."

Bruno Mars has five wins: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album for 24K Magic and Top R&B Song for "That's What I Like."

Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran have four wins each.  Imagine Dragons won Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Evolve and Top Rock Song for "Believer."  Ed Sheeran won Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song for "Shape of You."

Ed Sheeran will appear via satellite; Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are not expected to appear on tonight's show.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have three wins for Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Selling Song all for "Despacito."

Country star Chris Stapleton has won three: Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for From A Room Vol. 1.

The Chainsmokers have won Top Dance/Electronic Album for Memories: Do Not Open and Top Dance/Electronic Song for "Something Just Like This."

U2 has won Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour.

The BBMAs, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will feature performances by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Maren Morris, Ariana Grande, Kesha and many more.

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LAVA/Republic RecordsJessie J is taking an interesting approach to the release of her fourth album, R.O.S.E.: She's doing it in four stages.

May 22 will see the release of R.O.S.E. (Realisations), followed by R.O.S.E (Obsessions) on May 23, R.O.S.E. (Sex) on May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) out May 25.  

“It's crazy that it's been 4 years since I released new music,” says Jessie. "I have done so much growing in the last few years. You can hear it in the music: The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.” 

Jessie has also released a video for her latest single "Queen," an anthem of self-empowerment in which she sings, "I love my body, I love my skin, I am a goddess, I am a queen."  The video features women of all ethnic backgrounds, shapes and sizes.

"The message it carries and the power the message has, has the potential to live on forever," Jessie says. "I truly want as many women around the world to hear the song. To feel the lyric, to believe them, and to sing them out loud!!"

She adds, "There is no better time than now to empower each other and lift each other up. I hope this video and song can help and remind any woman that she is beautiful and is a queen. All women are queens.”

Here are the track listings for the four EPs:

R.O.S.E. (Realisations)
"Oh Lord" (Interlude)
"Think About That"
"Dopamine"
"Easy On Me"

R.O.S.E. (Obsessions)
"Real Deal"
"Petty"
"Not My Ex"
"Four Letter Word"

R.O.S.E (Sex)
"Queen"
"One Night Lover"
"Dangerous"
"Play"

R.O.S.E (Empowerment)
"Glory"
"Rose Challenge" (Interlude)
"Someone’s Lady"
"I Believe In Love"

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ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale airs this Sunday on ABC, but the three remaining contestants have already released the songs that will be their "coronation singles," should they be crowned the winner on Monday night.

Maddie Poppe's song "Gone Gone Gone," is an upbeat, folk-influenced modern pop song that suits her voice well.  It's somewhat reminiscent of Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' song "Home."

Caleb Lee Hutchinson's single "Johnny Cash Heart" is country through and through, and its lyrics refer to the deep love between late country icon Johnny Cash and his beloved wife, June Carter Cash.  "You are my June/June in my Johnny Cash heart," he sings.

Gabby Barrett's song "Rivers Deep" is soulful pop with a some gospel thrown in, and shows off her powerful voice.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the other songs the finalists will sing on Sunday night include Caleb doing Johnny Cash's classic "Folsom Prison Blues," Gabby singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Maddie performing "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.

The American Idol finale begins at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and continues Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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OK Kid Recordings via AWAL RecordingsBen Rector, who scored a big hit a few years back with the song "Brand New," has returned with some brand new songs.

Ben's new album, Magic, is due June 22, and two tracks -- "Old Friends" and "I Will Always Be Yours" -- are available now.

The new album was partially inspired by the birth of Ben's first child, Jane, last July.  He says, "That was literal magic."  But the album is also nostalgic, with songs about childhood friends and old loves.  Another nostalgic touch: "I Will Always Be Yours" features a guitar solo from Steve Stevens, who famously played with '80s icon Billy Idol.

Speaking to Billboard about "Old Friends," Ben says, "I wrote [it] after a conversation with my mom about keeping up with my best friend from high school.  Towards the end of the call she said, 'You know what they say: You can't make old friends.' I sat down to write and was immediately flooded with memories from growing up."

He adds, "It struck me how powerful that feeling was, that I missed both the people I grew up with and the naivety of that time more than I realized. Magic has a thread of nostalgia, both lyrically and sonically, running through it, and this felt like a good introduction -- and I hope it makes people want to call their old friends.” 

Ben's 2015 album Brand New was his sixth, but his first to hit the top 10.  The song "Brand New" was a top five radio hit.

Here's the track list:

1. "Extraordinary Magic"
2. "I Will Always Be Yours"
3. "Drive"
4. "Old Friends"
5. "Duo"
6. "Kids"
7. "Green"
8. "Sometimes"
9. "Wherever You Are"
10. "Over and Over"
11. "Boxes"
12. "Peace"
13. "Love Like This"

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Elias TahanIt's not even officially summer yet, but 98 Degrees has already announced a holiday tour.

The trek will kick off November 1 in Winnipeg, Canada, and wrap up December 21 in Appleton, WI. Visit the band's website for full details.  The group did a similar tour last year and plan to make it an annual event.

Speaking to People magazine, the group's Nick Lachey says he's looking forward to singing holiday songs from the group's 1999 album, This Christmas, and their 2017 album, Let It Snow.

“The songs just put you in a great spirit and I think the audience feels the same way,” Nick says. "It’s why we love to do stuff like this around the holidays. It just puts us in a great spirit and gets you ready for a very special time of year.”

Nick says his favorite Christmas songs are "Let It Snow," "O Holy Night" and "Mary Did You Know," but he's not tired of any of the seasonal favorites on their albums.

"What was fun about doing a tour like that [last year] is I thought I’d be kind of sick of Christmas before I got to Christmas, but I never found myself feeling that way," he explains.

That's a good thing, because as Nick tells People, his wife Vanessa "will literally put on holiday music starting early October.” 

He adds,  “We’ve listened to literally everything that’s possibly released during a holiday season by the time it’s all said and done, but she gives a slight edge to Nick Lachey and 98 Degrees’ music.”

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