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5 Seconds of Summer Announces 2015 Tour; Tops "Billboard" 200 Album Chart

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC5 Seconds of Summer is currently touring North America with One Direction, but next summer they plan to launch their own headlining trek. The Australian band has announced the Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour, which will see them visit 30 cities across the United States and Canada.

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Colbie Caillat’s "Try" Inspired by Label’s Request for Her to Be Poppier & Sexier

Courtesy: Republic RecordsColbie Caillat‘s song “Try” — especially its video, where she and other women go makeup-free — is getting a lot of attention for its powerful message about women not bowing to pressure to look or act a certain way.  But Colbie initially wrote the song after a major dispute with her record label

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"Bang Bang," Collabo with Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande, Debuts at #1 on iTunes

Republic RecordsIt leaked online a day early and the reviews so far are mixed, but that clearly hasn’t affected early sales of “Bang Bang.”  The much-anticipated collabo between Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, has debuted at #1 on the iTunes singles chart. The single wasn’t scheduled to be released until Tuesday, but the

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Eminem & Rihanna Prepare for Their Monster Tour

Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Eminem and Rihanna are gearing up for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady’s hometown of Detroit, among other places. Following Rih’s tweet last week about loving her tour band, Eminem has shared a photo of himself and Rih Rih during rehearsals. In the Instagram picture, a stone-faced Eminem poses next

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Taylor Swift to Perform on the MTV Video Music Awards

Image Courtesy Ash Newell/13 ManagementTaylor Swift isn’t a nominee for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she’s reportedly been tapped to perform at the show. E! Online is reporting that Taylor is planning something “explosive” for the VMAs, though it’s unclear what that entails. However, its source states that Taylor will not be collaborating

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Nick Jonas Unveils Video for New Song, "Chains"

Charles Sykes/BravoNick Jonas shows off a more mature sound and look in the video for his new song, “Chains.” The clip, which premiered Wednesday morning on MTV’s networks, has Nick giving off a bit of a Justin Timberlake-type vibe as he battles SWAT teams and sings, “You got me in chains/You got me in chains

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Ariana Grande Posts Teasers for New Song

Republic RecordsAriana Grande offered her fans a new taste of her upcoming album, My Everything, on Wednesday. She uploaded to Instagram two brief teasers of the track “Be My Baby,” featuring DJ Cashmere Cat. The sneak peeks came in the form of videos filmed at a show where the song was played by Cashmere Cat.

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Lorde’s Lollapalooza Performance Will Be Streamed Online

ABC/Lou RoccoLorde is part of the opening-day lineup of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this weekend. If you can’t make it to Grant Park to check out her performance, you can still watch it online. Lorde’s set will stream on Lollapalooza.Redbull.tv and via the Red Bull TV app Friday at 7 p.m. Central time. At

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Adam Levine Sings About Taking Friendship to the Next Level in New Maroon 5 Single

222 Records/ Interscope RecordsMaroon 5’s latest song sounds like it could be an ode to Adam Levine’s new wife, Behati Prinsloo. “It Was Always You,” the second single off the band’s new album V, tells the story of a man who comes to realize that the love of his life has been staring him in

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Iggy Azalea Has Cameo in "Fast & Furious 7," Vin Diesel Says

Grand Hustle/Def Jam RecordingsIggy Azalea is now a “Fancy” movie star.  The rapper has landed a cameo in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 movie. The film’s star, Vin Diesel, was doing promotion for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie when an interviewer with France’s Skyrock FM asked the actor which songs he’d like

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Reports: Orlando Bloom in Scuffle with Justin Bieber at Restaurant

Ben WattsApparent bad blood between Justin Bieber and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom boiled over at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain, Wednesday morning, according to various gossip outlets. TMZ cites two eyewitnesses who claim Bloom threw a punch at Bieber, who reportedly ducked and screamed in response, “What’s up, b***h?” According to TMZ,

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OneRepublic Remix EP Now Available on iTunes

LeAnn Mueller/Interscope RecordsIf you’re enjoying OneRepublic’s latest hit, “Love Runs Out,” you may want to check out a new offering from the band on iTunes. OneRepublic has released an EP comprised of three remixes of “Love Runs Out.” It will cost you $2.99. The group continues their tour with The Script Wednesday night in Omaha,

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featured on New Single from Seattle Band

ABC/Lou RoccoMacklemore and Ryan Lewis have collaborated with an indie-rock band from their native Seattle on a new song that just made its debut. The Grammy-winning duo appears on “Arrows,” by a band called Fences. This is the first new tune to feature Macklemore and Ryan Lewis since the release of their breakout 2012 album,

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Taylor Swift Ranks High on "Forbes’" Highest-Paid Country Musicians List

ABC/Jon LeMayTaylor Swift is country music’s biggest crossover artist, but she’s not the genre’s highest-paid singer. Forbes has ranked Taylor second on its list of the world’s highest-paid country musicians. She raked in 64 million dollars over the past year, thanks to the success of her RED tour and her endorsement deals with brands like

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Release Date for Their Jazz Album

PRNewsFoto/Interscope RecordsWe finally know the release date for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s much-discussed jazz album. The duo announced Tuesday on NBC’s Today show that the album, titled Cheek to Cheek, will debut September 23. The first single off Cheek to Cheek is a duet of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” from the musical of the

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Gavin DeGraw Unveils "Dolphin Tale 2" Song

Peter Kramer/NBCGavin DeGraw has made a musical contribution to the upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2, and you can listen to it now on YouTube. “You Got Me” was written for the movie by Diane Warren, the accomplished Grammy-winning songwriter who’s penned tunes for Celine Dion, Beyonce and many other artists. During the inspiring chorus, Gavin

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Sarah McLachlan Reveals Who Inspired “Angel”

Credit: Kharen HillEveryone knows Sarah McLachlan‘s iconic song “Angel,” if not from her extensive catalog of classic hits, then from those really touching SPCA commercials in which the singer lends her voice to stop animal cruelty.  In a question-and-answer session on The Huffington Post, McLachlan revealed that the song is not written about or inspired

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Katy Perry Has the Most-Watched Music Video on YouTube This Year

ABC/Richard HarbaughYouTube recently compiled a playlist of the most-viewed music videos on the site so far in 2014. Take a guess as to which clip is number one. Are you ready for, ready for the answer? It’s the Katy Perry hit “Dark Horse.” Since it was posted in February, it has racked up more than

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Hilary Duff Releases Video for New Single, "Chasing the Sun"

RCA RecordsHilary Duff is caught daydreaming in the video for her comeback single, “Chasing the Sun.” In the clip, Duff is an office worker who’d rather be at the beach. She has fantasies about having fun outdoors — and she embarrasses herself in front of her colleagues as a result. “Chasing the Sun,” which was

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Ariana Grande Discusses Her Grandfather, Falling Out of Touch with Her Dad

Kenneth WillardtBefore her grandfather passed away last week, Ariana Grande expressed in an interview with Seventeen magazine how much he meant to her. Speaking with Seventeen for its September issue, Ariana said that insecurity “has been the hardest thing” she’s had to overcome. She said that in order to get past the insecurity she feels,

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