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Imagine Dragons to Perform In-Flight Concert

Credit: Eliot Lee HazelImagine Dragons will be giving flight to their new album. The band has teamed up Southwest Airlines for the Destination Dragons promotion, which gives fans a chance to win tickets to intimate club dates with Imagine Dragons and to “Live at 35″ — a special in-flight performance taking place at 35,000 feet

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Jason Mraz Announces Additional Dates for YES! World Tour

Jen Rosenstein/Atlantic RecordsJason Mraz has added more dates to his ongoing YES! world tour. The new dates kick off March 9 in Ames, Iowa and continue with shows throughout the month in Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. The run of intimate U.S. shows will be followed by two special concerts in Bangkok, Thailand and

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Phillip Phillips Files Lawsuit Against "American Idol" Producer 19 Entertainment Over "Oppressive" Contract

Nick WalkerIn a move that could have far-reaching implications for past, present and future American Idol contestants, American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has filed a major lawsuit against show producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies, claiming he was “manipulated” into accepting jobs since winning the competition series. Phillip filed his petition with

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Adam Levine to Perform on the Academy Awards

The Weinstein CompanyAdam Levine isn’t nominated for an Oscar, but he’ll be performing at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Adam will sing the Oscar-nominated song “Lost Stars” on the telecast, which airs on ABC February 22 at 8 p.m ET with host Neil Patrick Harris.  Adam sang the song in the movie Begin Again, which

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Alicia Keys Celebrates Birthday "House Party" Style

ABC/Lou RoccoAlicia Keys turned 34 years old on Sunday, and her husband Swizz Beatz turned the clock back 25 years for a birthday celebration with the cast of the 1990 flick, House Party. “My husband surprised me with the craziest party ever!!!!!!.” Keys wrote on Instagram.” Str8 out of the movie house party!!! He brought

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Sam Smith Gives Tom Petty Writing Credit on "Stay with Me," Says Similarities Were "Complete Coincidence"

Josh ShinnerIn a peaceful resolution to a copyright dispute, Sam Smith is sharing the songwriting credits on his Grammy-nominated song “Stay with Me” with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. While Sam and his team acknowledged the similarities between “Stay with Me” and Petty’s 1989 song “I Won’t Back Down,” they say any likeness was a

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Nathan Sykes, Formerly of The Wanted, Goes Solo

Eva Pentel for Hunger TVNathan Sykes, formerly of the British boy band The Wanted, is officially launching his solo career. The 21-year-old spoke about his new musical direction in an interview with U.K. fashion publication Hunger TV. “From being one fifth of a group to being a soloist, there is always the chance to surprise

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Miley Says She Thought Grammy Nod Was a "Joke"; Is Working on New Album

ABC/Lou RoccoDespite the success of her album Bangerz, Miley Cyrus was totally shocked when she found out she was nominated for a Grammy. “I thought it was a joke,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “My friend was in my room and said, ‘Hey! You just got nominated for a Grammy,’ and I was like, ‘You’re kidding…

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Fall Out Boy Says They’re Surprised "Centuries" Has Become a Sports Anthem

Credit: Pamela LittkyThe guys in Fall Out Boy aren’t exactly jock types, so the fact that their latest hit, “Centuries,” has been adopted as a huge sports anthem has been a pretty unexpected development, to say the least.  The song was ESPN’s theme for its coverage of the college football playoffs, and it’s also been

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Kelly Clarkson Confirms March 3 Release for New Album, "Piece by Piece"; Lyric Video Out Now

RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson now has an official release date for her eagerly-awaited new album, Piece by Piece. The follow-up to Kelly’s 2011 disc, Stronger, will arrive March 3. While you’re waiting, you can watch the new lyric video for Kelly’s single, “Heartbeat Song,” which is out now. The video reveals the words to the anthemic

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Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. Playing Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game

Images Courtesy of Crush Management; Josh GolemanThe NHL is hoping that you’ll remember the league’s all-star festivities for “centuries.” That must be why they recruited Fall Out Boy to play during the first intermission of this Sunday’s NHL All-Star game. “Centuries,” the anthemic hit single from FOB’s new album, American Beauty/American Psycho, has become a

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Katy Perry Lyrics Used to Promote Food Safety on Super Bowl Sunday

Ryan McGinleyIf you’re planning on ordering large amounts of takeout food during the Super Bowl this year, the USDA has a message for you — with the help of some Katy Perry lyrics. In a blog post titled “’Hot N Cold': A Katy Perry Guide for Food Safe Take-Out,” the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection

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Lady Gaga and Pals Pole Dance During Weekend Bachelorette Party

ABC/Matt BrownLady Gaga‘s busy life didn’t keep her from getting wild with her old high school friends at a bachelorette party this past weekend. The girl bash began Friday when Gaga posted an Instagram photo of herself dressed to the nines, along with the caption, “GIRLS NIGHT GET THE WINE!! BACHELORETTE WEEKEND MY BESTIES GETTIN

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Report: Adele Plans World Tour for 2016

Cliff Lipson/CBSNow that there’s a possibility that Adele‘s long-awaited new album may be pushed to next year, the same may be true for her tour, but she is planning one, according to a new report. The British paper the Mirror says that the Grammy-winner will kick off her first full world tour in 2016, after

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Selena Gomez and Zedd Get "Cozy" While Partying with Zac Efron

ABC/Donna Svennevik; ABC/Fred LeeSelena Gomez and her rumored boyfriend, music producer and DJ, Zedd, were spotted last week dining together in Atlanta with a group of friends that included Zac Efron, a source tells People magazine. The group, which also included some of Gomez’ backup dancers, partied late into the night at her favorite steakhouse,

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Hozier Says Success Has Been "Incredibly Stressful," Plans to Swap Pizza for Hummus on Upcoming Tour

Credit: Alex LakeMost artists would do anything to have a top five, Grammy-nominated hit, not to mention critical acclaim, but Irish singer Hozier says that his ascent to the top, courtesy of his smash hit “Take Me to Church,” has been very difficult to deal with. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the singer, whose birth name

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"EW" Predicts Sam Smith Will Be King of the Grammys

Image Group LA/ABCWho’ll be taking home the gold on Grammy Night, February 8?  According to Entertainment Weekly, Sam Smith has three of the top four categories all locked up. EW predicts that Sam, who’s up for six Grammys in all this year, will win Album of the Year for his debut, In the Lonely Hour,

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Rihanna Releases New Song with Paul McCartney and Kanye West

Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsEarlier this month, Kanye West and Paul McCartney teamed up to release a new single called “Only One.”  It was promised as the first of several collaborations between the two artists.  Now, a new collaboration has been released — with Rihanna added to the mix. The melodic acoustic track, featuring Rihanna,

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Taylor Swift Breaks the Internet…by Showing Her Belly Button

ABC/Lou RoccoLast year, Taylor Swift made headlines by telling Lucky magazine that she prefers high-waisted bathing suits and trousers because, quote, “I don’t like showing my belly button…I want that to be a mystery.”  Well, now the mystery has been revealed, and people can’t stop talking about it. Taylor is in Hawaii with the three

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Backstreet Boys Discuss Group’s Evolution in New Documentary Clip

Francesca FoleyIn a newly unveiled clip from the upcoming Backstreet Boys documentary, the group members discuss how they evolved from industry puppets into artists who make their own decisions. “The producer would make it sound magical and the record executives would pick the singles,” Brian Littrell says of the group’s early albums, in the clip

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