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ABC/Paula LoboRussell Crowe apparently had a hand in Ed Sheeran’s collaboration with Eminem.

Ed tells Billboard the song, called “River,” was actually written at the actor’s Australian home last year.

“I get an email from Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager, and he said, ‘We’re gonna start putting the album together, send any ideas,’” Ed explains, adding that he already had an idea in mind.

Ed, who was in Australia at the time, adds, “So I used the studio at Russell’s house… played the drums on it, and then played the guitar, and then recorded the thing and wrote the chorus and did the piano on it, and then sent it off and then didn’t hear anything back. This was like March 2016.”

Over a year later, in May 2017, Ed got word that Eminem had recorded verses for the song. Ed says he got to meet Eminem in Detroit when he played there and described the rapper as “such a sweet, talented guy.”

Eminem’s new album, Revival, is due out this Friday.

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Ethan Miller/WireImageKesha and Macklemore are ready for a new adventure together. The two have announced a joint North American 2018 tour called The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour.

The pair, who previously collaborated on the track “Good Old Days,” will hit the road beginning June 6 in Phoenix, Arizona. They’ll play 29 more cities before wrapping up on August 5 in Tampa, Florida.

In a video announcing the tour, Macklemore almost gives up music for rollerblading, but Kesha convinces him that going on tour together is the much better option.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15 at noon local time. By buying a ticket, you’ll also be contributing to a good cause. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated. Kesha will donating her proceeds to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, while Macklemore will be donating his to M Plus1, which aims to advance racial and social justice.

Here are the dates:

6/6 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
6/8 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
6/9 -- Las Vegas. NV, Mandalay Bay Events Center
6/12 -- Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
6/14 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/17 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/20 -- Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
6/22 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
6/23 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
6/25 -- Rogers, AK, Arkansas Music Pavilion
6/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/10 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/11 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
7/14 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/16 -- Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
7/18 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/19 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/21 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
7/22 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/24 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
7/25 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
7/27 -- Holmdel, NJ,PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/30 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/1 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
8/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/4 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
8/5 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

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Sony Pictures AnimationMariah Carey and Nick Jonas have both received Golden Globe nominations in the category of Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

Mariah is nominated for "The Star," which she co-wrote with Marc Shaiman.  It's from the animated Christmas movie of the same name.  As for Nick, he's nominated for "Home," from the upcoming animated movie Ferdinand.  He co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter and Nick Monson.

Their competition includes "Mighty River," a song from the movie Mudbound, written by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson, and Coco's "Remember Me," written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the team who brought you Frozen. 

Also nominated are the Oscar-winning duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for "This Is Me," from the movie The Greatest Showman.  They also wrote the lyrics for all of the songs in La La Land.

The 75th Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 7, 2018 on NBC, with Seth Meyers as host.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCJustin Bieber wants to help his neighbors rebuild after six major wildfires in Southern California that have burned over 175,000 acres of land.

Justin said in a video posted to Instagram on Friday  that he hopes to help with efforts to rebuild.

"I'm going to have a conversation with some people, and we are going to get moving on a solution," he vowed. "Obviously I am not a fireman, but I can use my resources to figure out ways to get some sort of restoration in certain communities, fundraisers, whatever we can do."

Justin also shared information on where his fans can donate clothes, toiletries and even "toys for kids." The post didn't detail where the items would be donated to.

The blazes have been fanned by fierce Santa Ana winds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Among the thousands forced to evacuate last week as the fires spread were some celebrities, including Chelsea Handler, Lea Michele, Jennifer Tilly, Paris Hilton, Lisa Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin.

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Jade Ehlers"Lights Down Low" isn't just MAX's first big hit: it's also the song he used to pop the question to his wife, Emily.  But MAX says he never expected a song inspired by their love to become a hit, let alone one other couples would use for their proposals.

"I had no foresight of it being this 'Lights Down Low'-on-the-radio kinda thing, that's the most amazing part," MAX tells ABC Radio. "That it just came from [love]  and then...me using it to propose to her -- it's sorta been this through line of just staying true to who we are."

As for that proposal, it happened in Chicago, on the site of their first date. 

"I had a harp player," he recalls to ABC Radio. "Because we would always joke about having a harp player that would wake us up in the morning on our balcony. And so Emily walked into this room where we had our first date, and I was standing there with a harp player."

"She started playing, and I started singing ['Lights Down Low']," he continues. "Emily started crying, and I started crying, and then I couldn't really sing the song!  And then I got down on one knee and proposed."

It wasn't just the song that MAX incorporated into the proposal: his parents were also involved.

"My parents got the ring the day before, 'cause it was my great-grandmother's stone," he explains. "They got it made, and they flew to Chicago with it, so they were literally, like, Lord of the Rings-style bringing me the ring! ...and they're standing in the corner while I'm proposing to my wife and it was...just like...all things kinda came together."

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Greg WilliamsReleasing a surprise duet with Beyonce -- which has just topped the charts in the U.K. -- sure seemed like a pretty good way for Ed Sheeran to end 2017, but it turns out that he's not done yet.

Speaking with BBC Radio 1 about the #1 success of "Perfect," Ed said, "I do have one more trick up my sleeve. It's not like a 'Beyonce' trick but it's quite a cool trick...that's gonna come out quite soon."

When the deejay noted that nobody was expecting the duet with Beyonce, Ed said, "This next one no one's expecting either. It's more for, like, my dad's generation, I think.  It'll be out in a week. You'll see then."

What could he be referring to?  Well, in the interview, Ed also said that he'd like to have the "Christmas #1": the song that'll be on top of the charts at Christmas.  In the U.K., this is considered a huge honor.  So perhaps Ed is releasing a Christmas song so people will buy it in droves.

On the other hand, Ed's tease that this "trick" is "more for my dad's generation" may be a hint that he's recorded a collaboration with an older artist who he admires or is friendly with, like Elton John, Paul McCartney or Van Morrison.

Of course, the "trick" could be both: a Christmas song which is also a duet with an older artist.  We'll just have to wait and see.

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Courtesy of Republic RecordsAriana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour may be over, but you can keep the memory alive with her new merch line.

Women’s Wear Daily reports a nine-piece capsule collection -- including tees, hoodies, jackets and sweatpants -- debuts Friday exclusively at Urban Outfitters stores in North America. It hits the store’s e-commerce site Monday.

The clothing items feature previously unreleased designs. One shirt even features an appearance by Ariana’s boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. Prices range from $34 to $299.

Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour took place over a seven-month span and wrapped this September. It was marred by the May 22 Manchester terrorist attack, but two weeks later, Ariana returned to the city for a benefit concert. She resumed the rest of her European dates on June 7.

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Interscope RecordsIf you weren't a guest at Phillip Phillips' wedding back in 2015, his new single will make you feel like you were there.

The song is called "Dance With Me," and Phillip it wrote for his wedding to his now-wife, Hannah Blackwell.  It was performed at the wedding by Phillip's friend and co-writer, Tim Bruns, while the couple danced their first dance. 

The song is featured on Phillip's upcoming album Collateral, due January 19.  If you pre-order the album now, you'll get instant downloads of "Dance With Me" and two previously released tracks, "Miles" and "Magnetic."

Collateral is the American Idol champ's third album, and the follow-up to 2014's Behind the Light.

Phillip will take his new music on the road starting in February, with a tour kicking off February 9 in Cherokee, North Carolina.  New dates were just announced for cities including Nashville, Dallas, Detroit and Minneapolis.  Visit PhillipPhillips.com for ticket info.

Here are all of Phillip's current tour dates:

2/9 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee - Event Center    
2/10 -- Charlotte, NC The Neighborhood Theatre    
2/11 -- Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
2/13 -- Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer
2/14 -- Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
2/15 -- Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
2/17 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/18 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza
2/20 -- Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle
2/22 -- Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre
2/23 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
2/24 -- Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre
2/25 -- Nashville, TN, 3rd and Lindsley
2/27 -- Charleston, SC, Music Farm
2/28 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Palladium Theatre
3/2 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
3/3 -- Ft. Lauderdale, Revolution Live
3/7 -- Kansas City, MO, The Truman
3/9 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
3/10 -- Ft. Collins, CO, The Lincoln
3/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
3/14 -- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
3/16 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre
3/17 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
3/18 -- Portland, OR,  Wonder Ballroom
3/20 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
3/21 -- Las Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre
3/22 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
3/23 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
3/28 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
3/30 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live Biloxi
3/31 -- El Dorado, AR, Griffin Music Hall
4/2 -- Des Moines, IA, Wooly’s
4/3 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
4/5 -- Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
4/6 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
4/7 -- Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
4/8 -- Toronto, ON, The Opera House
4/10 -- Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom
4/11 -- Louisville, KY, Headliners
4/13 -- Robinsonville, MS, Horseshoe Bluesville Casino
4/14 -- Chattanooga, TN, Walker Theatre - Memorial Auditorium

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna's fans recently noticed one significant addition to the superstar's left ring finger in a new photo she posted on Instagram: a diamond ring.  

Of course, fans on the social media platform were quick to speculate that RiRi might possibly be engaged to her rumored boyfriend, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel

However, a source tells People magazine that "the ring is not linked to an engagement." 

As previously reported, Rihanna and Hassan were allegedly spotted making out in Spain in June.

A source also told People that they were seen "canoodling all night" on Halloween in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

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Denise TruscelloJennifer Lopez is getting ready to wrap up her Las Vegas residency show, All I Have.

She's announced the final series of shows at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which are set to kick of June 13 of next year. She’ll perform 17 new dates, concluding on September 29. Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 10 at 10 a.m. PT.

“Performing All I Have in Vegas over the last few years has been an incredible and rewarding experience that I won’t soon forget,” J-Lo says in a statement. “Some of the best memories on stage from my career will forever be equated with this city. Thank you to all my fans who traveled far and wide to experience the show with me.”

Jennifer still has previously announced shows lined up for February, March, April, May and the beginning of June.

Here are the final new dates:

June 2018: 13, 15, 16
September 2018: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

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Image Group LA/ABCSeason two of the Netflix series The Crown -- about the life of Queen Elizabeth II -- debuts today.  But if the series goes on for years and years, eventually, they'll have to get around to casting the parts of Prince Harry and is fiancee Meghan Markle.  And one of the show's stars says one of today's biggest music artists is the perfect person to embody the future princess.

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, The Crown stars Claire Foy, who plays Elizabeth, and Matt Smith, who plays her husband Prince Phillip, were asked by a viewer who they'd like to see play Harry and Meghan on the show.

"Who's that singer?" Smith replied. "Ed Sheeran?" replied host Andy Cohen, assuming that Smith meant that Ed should play Harry.

"No, the one who goes out with Justin Timberlake...no, not Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber...young."

"Oh, Selena Gomez!" said Cohen.

"Yes, Selena Gomez!" said Smith. "You love Selena Gomez," teased Foy.  "She's playing Meghan Markle," laughed Smith.

"No, she's not!" chided Foy.  "O.K., no," Smith said sadly. "No. She's not," Foy replied firmly.

Of course, having Selena play Meghan doesn't make much sense, considering Meghan is an actress who's capable of playing herself.  Also, casting a Latina to play a biracial woman would probably raise a few eyebrows.

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Image Group LA/ABCIf Meghan Trainor is looking happier and healthier these days, it’s probably thanks to her boyfriend, Daryl Sabara.

The singer tells Entertainment Tonight that Daryl has completely overhauled her exercising and eating habits.

“He's changed my entire life. He cooks for me and taught me how to cook,” she says. “He taught me how you can feel better if you eat healthier and exercise, even mentally.

Meghan adds, “After my second [vocal] surgery, I went into this dark place and he was like, ‘You want to work out?’ and I was like, ‘No, but OK.’ But now I love it. I’m obsessed with it, and I’ve never felt better.”

As for what she does to get in shape, Meghan says she uses the Focus T25 with Shaun T workouts.

“It’s amazing. I bought the DVDs. I’m obsessed with it,” she says.

Beginning January 4, Meghan will be judging Fox’s new singing competition series, The Four: Battle for Stardom.

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Cincinnati Police DepartmentA suspect surrendered to police Thursday night in the shooting that severely injured an employee of Nick and Drew Lachey’s Cincinnati bar, police said.

The Cincinnati police confirmed on their Twitter page that 36-year-old Lavoris Hightower was in custody for the shooting of 27-year-old Ellie Richardson that occurred on Thanksgiving morning after she left her shift at Lachey’s Bar.

Friday, Hightower was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and felonious assault. His bond was set at $1 million. If convicted of all charges, he faces more than 25 years in person. His attorney told police Hightower “didn’t do it.”

Richardson, who was shot in the face, was released from the hospital Thursday. A message from Richardson was shared to her YouCaring page

“Words can't begin to describe how grateful I am for all of you!” she writes. “I truly believe that all of the positivity has helped me recover as quickly as I have. I still have a long road ahead of me, and one more surgery to go, but things have been moving along at a miraculous rate.”  

98 Degrees is hosting a Dec. 15 benefit concert for Richardson at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFor all the haters who didn’t think Blake Shelton deserved People’s Sexiest Man Alive title, Gwen Stefani is here to defend why he did.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Gwen confirmed she was the one who convinced her country singer beau to accept the magazine’s honor.

"I feel totally responsible because he's so not that person," she said. "He doesn't even like to do a photo shoot. You can never convince him to do it."

But Gwen did manage to convince him, and that’s when she says “chaos” and “craziness” ensued. People took to social media to criticize the magazine’s decision, but Gwen says Blake’s “sexy” factor is more than just skin deep.

"If you think about it, what defines sexy?” she says. “It really is so personal, you know what I mean? For me, it's just that big ol' heart and that sense of humor. He doesn't even take himself seriously, and he's just such an incredible person. And that's sexy to me."

Gwen and Blake currently have a duet together, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” the title track on Gwen’s holiday album. They’ll be performing it on Gwen’s NBC Christmas special, airing December 12.

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Frank OckenfelsJohn Mayer and his side band, Dead & Company, have now rescheduled the concert dates they were forced to postpone due to John's emergency appendectomy earlier this week.

The shows have now been set for February 24thin New Orleans, February 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, and February 27th in Orlando. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new ones but if you need a refund, you can get one at the point of purchase.

Meanwhile, John seems to be enjoying his pain medication -- maybe a little too much.  Yesterday, he tweeted, "I’m a warm, pilled-out froggy, whizzing my golf cart around the internet, doffing my wool cap to everyone I pass. beep beep hellllloo electric guitars let me get a look at you."

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ABC/Phil McCartenIf you're still trying to forget the debacle that was last year's Mariah Carey New Year's Eve performance, here's something that'll help: this year's Times Square performers on ABC's Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be Camila Cabello and Nick Jonas.

The show, now it its 46th year, will feature Ryan Seacrest hosting and counting down to 2018 in New York City's Times Square, with help from Jenny McCarthy.  Singer Ciara will host the LA Hollywood Party portion of the telecast.  The whole thing gets underway Sunday, December 31 st 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

In addition to Nick and Camila, reunited award-winning country duo Sugarland will also perform.  More artists will be announced soon.

Camila's debut album is due out January 2018. Nick stars in the new Jumanji movie, out December 20, and is currently filming a new movie, Chaos Walking, opposite Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.

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Jeff Neira, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV DistributionThe last time Madonna appeared on Live with Kelly was 2007, but Friday morning, the Queen of Pop made up for lost time, dropping by to give Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest an update on her life.

Dressed in a pink dress with colorful appliques, Madonna talked about her recent move to Lisbon, Portugal.  Why'd she move? 

"Soccer. I am an official soccer mom," Madonna declared. "I'm a soccer mom that moved to Lisbon. I'm a fat soccer mom."  Of course, Kelly and Ryan quickly reassured the star that she looks "amazing."

Madonna did move to Portugal so her son David could join a soccer team, but according to the star, sports isn't the only thing that interests her kids.

"My oldest daughter dances, my son Rocco paints," the proud mom of six said. "David is a soccer player but says his fallback career is being a singer/songwriter."  And Madonna says her daughter Mercy "announced to me the other day that she wants to be a designer of sportswear, loungewear...basically the next Kanye!" 

Madonna added that she's made a point of exposing her children to culture, bragging, "My kids can look at a painting and say, 'That's a Jackson Pollock, that's a Basquiat, that's an Andy Warhol,' and I am so proud of them." 

To which Kelly replied, "My kids can do that with your album covers!"

But Madonna's not perfect: she admitted that she didn't realize how much friction six kids -- including four-year-old twins -- would add to her household.

"Six kids is a lot," she said. "And there's always the jealousy factor, so then there's torturing each other, and endless fighting!"

Madonna also played Pictionary on the show, teaming with Anderson Cooper to challenge Kelly and Ryan. Of course, Madonna's team won. She's Madonna.

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesOn The Late Late Show Thursday night, host James Corden shared a video shot backstage as The Forum in Los Angeles, when James Corden stopped by to give Nick Spampanato, the building's general manager, a break.

James took ovr for a while and proceeded to check in on Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato and talk with Niall Horan about his tour rider. Finally, Taylor Swift lets James replace a backup dancer at the last second.

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights at 1:30 a.m. on CBS.

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Mert & MarcusFormer radio DJ David Mueller says he instructed his attorney to send Taylor Swift the $1 settlement he owed her after being found guilty of groping the singer.

Mueller provided ABC News a letter showing payment was sent to Taylor on November 28. In an email the onetime DJ says was sent to him from his law firm, a legal assistant tells Mueller the letter was sent “with a nice, shiny, new $1 coin!”

The former DJ said he sent a $1 Sacagawea coin, featuring the Native American woman famous for assisting the Lewis and Clark expedition, to "raise awareness" about the plight of murdered and missing native women.

"I thought it would get people to think about Native American women because I had read and researched that there was a huge problem with Native American women disappearing and dying mysteriously in unsolved murders in North America," Mueller told ABC News.

Taylor was among the "silence breakers" -- the women behind this year's #MeToo movement against sexual harassment -- chosen as TIME magazine's 2017 person of the year.

In August, a Denver jury found that Mueller grabbed the singer's backside at a 2013 meet-and-greet and awarded Swift the $1 she filed for in the civil court case.

Taylor told TIME that she had not yet received payment from the former DJ, who initially sued her, saying he had been falsely accused and lost his job because of Swift.

"To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself," Swift said.

ABC News reached out to the singer's rep to find out if she had received the $1 that Mueller said he sent, but did not receive an immediate response.

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Columbia RecordsJames Arthur's co-star in his new video "Naked" is Cressida Bonas, an actress who Prince Harry dated before he hooked up with his fiancee, Meghan Markle.  James says he didn't know Cressida's romantic history until after they shot the video, but coincidentally, he does knows Prince Harry.

"I was oblivious to all that stuff," James tells ABC Radio. "Cressida is just a phenomenal actress in her own right, and she auditioned and she smashed it. And then I was informed later on that she was Harry's ex-girlfriend."

"I mean, I've met Harry," James adds. "I've spoken to him in-depth about mental health issues and stuff, and he's an absolute soldier...I really respect him.  So I don't think there's any issues there with me and Hazza. I think we're good!"

In fact, James says he'd sing at Harry and Meghan's wedding next year, if asked. "Yeah, without a doubt!" he says. "I reckon the fee would be pretty handsome as well!"

The singer admits he's surprised at how obsessed Americans are with the British royal family and royal weddings, though.  "I am a bit taken aback by that...I didn't realize quite the extent of it," he laughs.

As for the "Naked" video itself, it's set in the late '50s/early '60s, because James says right now, he's having a love affair with the styles of the past. 

"I just find those kind of visuals more aesthetically pleasing than the modern stuff at the moment," he explains. "I didn't wanna have any modern technology, mobile phones or anything, in this video. I wanted to make it classic, 'cause I feel like the song is quite classic sounding."

While "Naked" is a one-off single, the "Say You Won't Let Go" singer promises to release a new album in 2018.

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