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604/School Boy/Interscope Records Carly Rae Jepsen is taking the leap with her new single, “Cut to the Feeling.” The track, out today, is featured in the upcoming animated movie, Leap!

Set to an uplifting beat, the lyrics tell the story of a euphoric love. “I wanna cut through the clouds/Break the ceiling/I wanna dance on the roof/You and me alone/I wanna cut to the feeling,” Jepsen sings on the triumphant chorus.

Carly Rae initially wrote the track during recording sessions for her 2015 album Emotion, but it didn’t make the album.

Leap!, which comes out August 30, follows an 11-year-old orphan named Felicie in Paris who dreams of becoming a dancer. Carly Rae voices the character Odette, a former prima ballerina who gives Felicie advice.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesLast year, Mariah Carey launched a makeup collection with MAC. Now, she might be launching a beauty company all her own.

According to New York Post’s Page Six, the singer and her manager, Stella Bulochnikov, are planning to open a Beverly Hills-based business that will feature their own brand of makeup, skin care and fragrances.

“They plan on opening a brick-and-mortar store in Beverly Hills and have been secretly looking at a number of retail spaces with a plan to unveil it this holiday season or next year by the latest,” a source says.

Last holiday season saw the release of Mariah’s MAC collection of shimmery neutrals, including lipsticks, blush, highlighter and eye shadow palettes.

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Astralwerks RecordsHalsey and Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui have joined forces on a new LGBT love song, “Strangers.”

The ‘80s-inspired duet, which will be featured on Halsey’s upcoming album, is about a same-sex romance.

"I just love that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBT community,” Halsey says in a statement. “'Strangers' is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns."

They two sing on the chorus, “We’re not lovers/We’re just strangers/With the same damn hungry/To be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all.”

Both Halsey and Lauren identify as bisexual.

Halsey sophomore’s album, hopeless fountain kingdom, comes out June 2.

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Luke ThomasEd Sheeran has broken a touring record Down Under. His stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand has expanded to 18 shows, surpassing the record for the most stadium dates for a single Australasian tour.

That record was previously held by AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, which hit 14 stadiums in 2010.

Due to popular demand, today Ed added new shows for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin. The tour was previously expanded from seven to 14 shows.

"I've always loved coming to Australia and New Zealand,” Ed says in a statement obtained by Billboard. “So many amazing musicians have toured there and I am humbled to have broken these records."

Next, Ed could be on track to break the all-time sales record for an Australasian tour set by Dire Straits in 1986 when an estimated 900,000 people attended the band’s shows. Ed has already sold more than 710,000 tickets. Tickets for the new shows go on sale June 1.

Meanwhile, Ed has helped pen Rita Ora’s new track, “Your Song.” The single is about “feeling on top of the world,” according to Rita. She says she and Ed, who have known each other for years, “definitely click creatively.”

"Your Song" is the first single from Rita's Atlantic Records debut album; she signed a deal with Atlantic last June, after releasing her 2012 debut album, Ora, via Roc Nation/Columbia.  Still no name or release date for her Atlantic album, though.

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Island RecordsNick Jonas is sharing the spotlight on his latest song, “Remember I Told You.” The new track features his writing collaborator Mike Posner and Anne-Marie, who sings on Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye.”

“Remember I told you, I need you/Remember the spot that was there/All of the words that I’m saying/Are just a fancy way of saying ‘I care,’” Nick sings on the club-ready tune.

“With this song, I love this message -- I feel like it’s a position so many people have been in, where they feel like they’re not being heard…” Nick tells HERO magazine. “I feel like it’s a really humble way of asking for someone’s attention and begging to be heard after you’ve given so much to them.”

Nick says he started writing the song while he was on tour last year and showed it to Mike Posner, who was the special guest on the tour. Mike loved it, contributed some lyric ideas and then jumped on the track for a verse.

“Remember I Told You” is the lead track of Nick’s upcoming album. The album will be the follow-up to 2016’s Last Year Was Complicated.

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Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande offered a very brief, heartfelt tweet last Monday following the attack at her Manchester, U.K. concert, and then stayed silent.  Today, the singer's offering a longer message to her fans, and to the attack's victims and their families.

Ariana begins, "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones.  There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better,” she writes. “However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”

She continues, “We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”

Ariana goes on to announce that she’s planning a special concert in Manchester to honor the victims and raise money for their families.

“I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester,” she writes. “I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed.”

Ariana concludes by saying she began her Dangerous Woman tour intending it to be a safe space for her fans: "A place for them to celebrate, to escape, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves.  To meet their friends they've made online.  To express themselves."

She then declares: "This will not change that."

Ariana concludes: “We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy.  They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”

Twenty-two people were killed in the attack at the Manchester Arena, when a man carrying an explosive device detonated it, also killing himself and injuring 59 others.

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Five for Fighting will be appearing at this year's National Memorial Day concert in Washington, D.C., which will air Sunday night on PBS...and then follow that up with an appearance at the National Memorial Day parade.

Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik will perform his song "All for One" at the show, which also includes performances by Vanessa Williams, American Idol champ Scotty McCreery, Moana star Auli'i [ow OO lee] Cravalho and opera star Renee Fleming.

Other stars on the bill include Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne.  The show also will be live-streamed on Facebook and on PBS.org, and be made available as Video on Demand through June 10.

John, as well as Daughtry, will also be performing at the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday.

In a statement, John says, "For those of you who are veterans, active service, or military families...Thank you for your sacrifice and being the heart and spine of our nation. Let Freedom Ring!"

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Epic RecordsWhen you're a chart-topping hit songwriter, an idea can strike at any time...even when you have to go to the bathroom.  That's how Camila Cabello's new single "Crying in the Club" came about.

As producer and writer Benny Blanco recalls to Billboard, he and Sia were writing together in L.A. when she had to take a break. "Sia was on her way to the bathroom and goes, ‘Oh, my God, I have a really good idea for a song!’ ” he says. “When she came back, we did the song in 20 minutes.”

When Blanco brought "Crying in the Club" to Camila, the former Fifth Harmony singer rewrote some of it, and then recorded it.  "It had a message about healing through the power of music,” she tells Billboard. “That theme was a key part of what I wanted for my album.”

“I didn’t want the album to just be about pain,” says Camila of her album, which is called The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. She adds that the song "was a missing piece of the puzzle.” 

The album is due this fall.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCNBC has postponed its Jennifer Lopez-produced TV special, Bye Bye Birdie Live, from December to 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lopez's busy schedule is being blamed for the delay. She's already involved with two other NBC projects, including the police drama Shades of Blue and her upcoming dance competition, World of Dance, which she'll judge and executive produce. On top of that, there's her All I Have Las Vegas residency and she has a Spanish-language album on the way.

Bye Bye Birdie Live is based on the 1960 Tony-winning musical about an Elvis Presley-inspired heartthrob named Conrad Birdie, whose rock & roll lifestyle throws a small town into chaos when he's scheduled to give one of its residents a farewell kiss before he's drafted into the army. Lopez will play the girlfriend of Birdie's songwriter/agent.

This will mark the first year since 2013's The Sound of Music Live that NBC hasn't aired a live musical production. Others include Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live and Hairspray Live.

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Rony AlwinKaty Perry played a show for about 100 people at London's Water Rats club on Thursday night.  She streamed the show live on Twitter, and posted the video to YouTube.

Towards the end of the 20-minute set, Katy paused to address the suicide bombing in Manchester earlier in this week outside an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured more than 50 others.

"It was hard. It was hard for you guys, it was hard for me, because we all love music," Katy said, her voice breaking, "And you think about it and you think that's my friend, that's my sister, that's my brother, that's the person that loves music, you know.  It's awful."

"Whatever you can do to help, you should," she continued, "But what you should do is not let them win....they can never take that part away from us ever."

She then paused for a moment of silence.

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NABILZayn Malik is currently prepping his sophomore album, but unlike when he released his first solo disc, he's now facing competition from his four former band mates.  Still, the head of his record company says, "Zayn just wants to make his music and do what he does."

“It wasn’t easy making that decision and having the courage to step out first and make a record,” RCA Records CEO Peter Edge tells Entertainment Weekly. "This album has a more optimistic tone to it after coming through that more challenging time. It shows a lot of growth.”

According to Edge, this new "optimistic tone" is evident in "Still Got Time," Zayn's single with rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR

"It’s talking about how it’s great to be young and knowing you’ve still got time to do everything you want to do in life," he explains.

As for the competition from Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and, possibly Louis Tomlinson, Edge says, "While we’re conscious of what everybody else is doing, I think we’re on the page that we just have to get on with releasing the music. Everybody is going to coexist."

"What’s emerging is that there are different musical styles that each member is getting into," Edge points out.

Zayn's new album, described by Edge as "more personal and less producer-driven," is expected to arrive later this year.

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ABC/Fred LeeSia proves she’s the superhero of soundtracks with her new song, “To Be Human,” from Wonder Woman.

The song, a duet with British R&B singer Labrinth, seems to reflect the film’s core relationship between Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. The lyrics express a love that can conquer all odds.

“To be human is to love/Even when it gets too much/I’m not ready to give up,” Sia belts on the chorus.

“To Be Human” is the only non-instrumental song on the soundtrack, which which includes the film’s original score written by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

The soundtrack comes out June 2, the same day Wonder Woman hits theaters.

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Liam Hemsworth/RCA RecordsThis is shaping up to be a good summer for Miley Cyrus. The singer’s music video for “Malibu” is already breaking multiple YouTube records.

The video, which shows off Miley’s softer new image, had this year’s highest jump of any video on the YouTube Videos chart. It soared 86 spots from number 95 last week to number 9 this week.

It’s also the highest-ever shared video on Miley’s YouTube channel. It received 162,000 shares the day it debuted on May 11 and has received over 150,000 shares daily since then. That beats her previous most-shared video, “Wrecking Ball.”

And finally, “Malibu” was added to more playlists in a single day -- 83,000 to be exact -- than any other Miley video.

The video has more than 77 million views on YouTube so far.

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Steve LowryWhen Meghan Trainor isn't writing hits for herself, she writes them for other people.  "Road Less Traveled," a song she co-wrote a long time ago with her friend and American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina, has just become Lauren's first #1 country hit.  

Meghan joined Lauren at Nashville's Sutler Saloon Wednesday night to celebrate the accomplishment at a party where guests were issued their own onesies at the door.  She told the crowd how, after she, Lauren and co-writer Jesse Frasure wrote "Road Less Traveled" they were so happy they "danced around...for about a half an hour."

"We were so happy and so proud of the message and how beautiful it sounded...we loved the song so much," Meghan said. "I'm so glad it finally made it to number one."

"Road Less Traveled" is an empowerment anthem about loving yourself and not letting anyone else define you or keep you from doing you.  The chorus goes: "If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle/Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled."

Meghan said, "It's so magical when you have something that actually means something and it's on the radio and we need more of that every single day."

Meghan also revealed that when she and Lauren were collaborating, she was "freakin' out" because at the time, she was completely unknown, while Lauren was a country star.

"When we first wrote together, I was taking your picture and sending it to my mom because I was so starstruck," she laughed. "I was a little creepy and I'm sorry and the truth is out!"

This is Meghan's second #1 country hit. Last year, Rascal Flatts' topped the chart with her song "I Like the Sound of That."

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Peter YangJustin Bieber just wanted some alone time. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the singer was spotted drinking alone at New York City’s Gramercy Ale House last night.

As for why he was by himself, a source says the Biebs told some bar-goers “he had a couple days off and was just hanging out.” He was apparently in a friendly mood and one of the bar-goers bought him a Guinness.

As you might expect, a group of women also approached him. “Girls kept pestering him for a picture and he was like, ‘Sorry, love my fans but I just can’t,’” the source says.

Last year, Justin vowed he was “done taking pictures” with fans. “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity,” he wrote on Twitter.

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David Needleman exclusively for BillboardNiall Horan may be deep into his first solo album, but he says that if his former band came calling, he'd be the first one to drop everything and do it all again.

In a new cover story for Billboard, Niall says, "I told my ­managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, f**k what I’m doing. I don’t give a s**t if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”

While Niall's sure 1D will return one day, he admits he has no idea when, and that he and his band mates haven't discussed it.  He does have his own personal timetable, though.

"I ­prefer not to do it after I’m 40," he says. "I’d prefer the next few years.”

In the meantime, Niall, who says he's currently single, is focusing on his own music, even though he knows it'll be near-impossible to match the success he's had with the group.

"Nothing I do will be as big as One Direction, but I have to try at least to get somewhere near it," he tells Billboard.

However, the Irish singer says it's tough for him to get used to the fact that he's now a solo artist, and isn't constantly surrounded by three or four other guys.

"Every now and then you’re like, ‘F***in’ hell, where is everyone?’ ” he says. “You’re sitting in an airport lounge, they call you for a plane, and you don’t stand up initially because you’re waiting on ­everyone else, you know? ‘Oh, Louis’ll be back from the toilet in a minute.’”

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Courtesy of Spike TVTrain and Maroon 5 have both been around longer than the young stars of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things have been alive, but that didn't stop two of them from taking on hits by both acts on Thursday night's episode of Lip Sync Battle.

Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, the curly-haired kid with the lisp, tackles Train's "50 Ways to Say Goodbye." In a preview, Gaten is seen lip-syncing along to the tune while surrounding by dancers and visual aids inspired by the song's humorous lyrics, like a cement mixer and a shark.

Meanwhile, Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, the kid who goes missing, tackles Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger."  Rather than dressing like Adam Levine, though, Noah dresses like Mick Jagger, with a shaggy wig, scarf and black leather pants.

You can see who wins the Stranger Things Lip Sync Battle, which also features co-stars Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard, tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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Republic RecordsFollowing the suspension of her Dangerous Woman tour in the wake of the Manchester bombing that left 22 dead, Ariana Grande is said to be "traumatized," but only cares about the victims, not herself.

A source told People magazine, "Right now, her main headspace and focus is the victims and how she can help. It’s less about her and her own state, and it’s more about them. She’s alive, she’s safe. This isn’t about her -- it’s about the victims.”

Ariana's manager, Scooter Braun, took a defiant stance in an Instagram post, writing, in part, "As a father I cannot express my sorrow and my rage at this cowardice [sic] act. These were children. They were attacked because of our way of life. Our love of freedom and each other."

"There are no words that will comfort. There is nothing that can be said to make 22 return to their families today," he continued. "Thank you to people of Manchester who have come together to help save lives and give shelter. Your courage and bravery is our hope...from myself and my friend @arianagrande ...We are with you Manchester. We will not let evil win! Never!"

Meanwhile, Ariana's concert promoter, Live Nation, is offering full refunds to fans who had tickets to the cancelled shows, which included dates in London tonight and Friday night, as well as shows in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.

Finally, a major music festival planned for this weekend near Hull, England, expected to attract 50,000 fans, will continue as planned.  The Radio 1 Big Weekend festival, featuring Katy Perry, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Clean Bandit and more, will have "various extra security measures" to "ensure the safety of those attending."

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicIt seems like we've been waiting for Fergie's Double Dutchess forever.  She's been talking about the album since 2013, released  "M.I.L.F. $" and "Life Goes On" as singles last year, but still no concrete news about the followup to her 2006 solo smash The Duchess.  That is until late Wednesday, when BMG announced that it was partnering with Fergie on a new label -- Dutchess Music -- which will release Double Dutchess later this year.

"now u know, been working on the low.... #bossmoves take time... thank u for being so patient, I love u!!!" Fergie wrote on Facebook, posting a link to the official announcement.

She also said in a statement, “This new era, which includes starting my own label and creating a global partnership with BMG, is a dream come true. It’s an opportunity to release my solo music as well as develop and nurture new artists. This next chapter in my career will allow me the independence to evolve both as an artist and as a businesswoman."

Still no date announced for the album's release, but BMG says "new music is expected to begin its rollout towards the ens of the summer."

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Olaf HeineJames Arthur's hit "Say You Won't Let Go" is a love story about meeting someone at a party and finding everlasting love with them, complete with marriage and kids.  But James says only half the song is based on his actual life.

"I always draw upon my personal experiences...a lot of it is from imagination," James says of his songwriting. Regarding this particular song, though, he tells ABC Radio, "I have been in those positions where I have fallen in love at a house party with someone."

"But the second verse...the rest of the song, is really, it's imagination," he adds. "It's about where I think everyone wants to be."

The rest of the lyrics find James singing about bringing his spouse breakfast in bed, taking the kids to school, and loving her "until we're grey and old," "even when we're ghosts" and "til my lungs give out."

"Happy, with kids, married, I'm not any of those things right now," he admits. "I'm not married, I don't have kids...I haven't got those things. But I want them like everyone else does."

You can see James sing "Say You Won't Let Go" this summer as he heads out on tour with OneRepublic starting on July 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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