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Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCA few years ago, it seemed as though Justin Bieber was making headlines daily -- not for his music, but for his bad behavior and his run-ins with the law.  But things have now turned around for the Bieb, and he's making critically-acclaimed chart-topping music and keeping his nose clean.  He paused to reflect on how far he'd come on Sunday with an Instagram message to fans.

Justin posted a mug shot of himself from his 2014 Miami arrest for D.U.I. -- labeled "Then" -- next to a selfie of himself today, labeled "now."  

"I LOVE THIS because it reminds me IM NOT EXACTLY WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT THANK GOD IM NOT WHERE I USED TO BE!!" Justin captioned the image. "THE BEST IS YET TO COME DO YOU BELIEVE IT?"

While we're not sure when Justin will release the follow-up to his album Purpose, his remix of the Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee Spanish-language song "Despacito" is a massive global smash.

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Ben WattsRob Thomas is heading to Washington, D.C. tomorrow to take part in a prestigious gig at an unusual location: the Library of Congress.

The Matchbox Twenty frontman is one of the performers at the ninth annual We Write the Songs Event, which is presented by the Library of Congress and The ASCAP Foundation.  It celebrates the fact that the Foundation, a division of the performers' rights organization ASCAP, is gifting the Library of Congress with manuscripts, lyric sheets, letters and photos from some of the country's greatest songwriters.

In addition to Rob, performers at the event include rock legend Peter Frampton and Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman of the band The Hooters.

Wednesday, the day after the concert, is "Stand with Songwriters Advocacy Day" on Capitol Hill.  Many of the performers at the event will meet with lawmakers and urge them to update federal regulations governing how songwriters license their work in the age of digital music.

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Columbia RecordsJohn Mayer's still got it. After telling USA Today earlier this month that he was ready to pass the torch to younger singer-songwriters, John's latest album, The Search for Everything, debuted this week at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

John's eighth top-10 album did 132,00 in sales and equivalent streams, most of those numbers coming from traditional sales, reports Billboard. It was kept out of the top slot by the big debut of rapper Kendrick Lamar's latest, DAMN., which had the best sales week of any debut album so far this year.

Earlier this month John said he was ready to pass the torch to Ed Sheeran.  "I would take Ed Sheeran's worst idea on any day and it would be my biggest song of the year. For me, Ed's the voice, and that's the way it's supposed to be, as I transition into writing stuff that's deeper for me on a musical, artistic level...at the expense of being popular," he told USA Today.

This week Ed's latest, ÷ (Divide), drops from number 3 to number 4.

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Peter YangTurns out Justin Bieber wasn't quite a lucky charm for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Justin was in attendance at the Air Canada Centre Sunday to root on the Leafs in their NHL playoff game Sunday night against the Washington Capitals.

He Instagrammed his trip to Toronto in a series of pictures including shots of two personalized Leafs jerseys reading "Da Biebz" on the back on the seats of a private plane, presumably for the trip to Toronto.

He also shared a shot of himself in a luxury box, mouth agape, hands on his head, wearing a #1 Fan foam finger with his little brother in the foreground as the Leafs lost in overtime to the Capitals, sending the Leafs home and the Caps moving on in the playoffs.

"Btw favourite picture me and my little bro crushing life!" he wrote.

At least Justin got a consolation prize -- hanging out in the luxury box during the game with Cara Delevingne, who also was wearing a personalized Leafs jersey.

Wait until next year.

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ABC/Phil McCartenFall Out Boy has something coming, and apparently it's called Purple.

Over the weekend the band Instragrammed a message directing people to movie theaters in Chicago for something coming from "Mania Entertainment Group."

The band then reposted a fan-made video of a trailer that apparently ran at the movie theaters.  The video opens with the Mania Entertainment Group logo over a shot of an ocean and palm trees.  We see images of what appears to be a marriage proposal on the beach, people running down a pier, storm clouds and then crashing waves that take on a purple hue.

The words "Fall Out Boy" appear, then the date  "4.28.17," but Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz took to Twitter on Saturday to correct the date, writing, "PURPLE begins..." striking through the April 28 date and replacing it with April 27.

The band also posted a GIF of a purple crashing wave.

No word yet about the nature of this mysterious project.

Fall Out Boy's last album was American Beauty/American Psycho in 2015.

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ABC/Randy HolmesShe's cosmic and she's already familiar with having a secret identity after playing both Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana for years, so it makes sense that Miley Cyrus is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It turns out that Miley has a uncredited appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the voice of the evolved technology Mainframe.

The news was first reported by blogger Sarah Ruhlman on Friday, after director James Gunn made the revelation during a press junket.

“I was watching The Voice and I [thought] she’s so likable and her voice is awesome, she’s got the best voice," he said. "And then I asked [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige], 'What do you think about casting Miley Cyrus as the voice of Mainframe?' He was like, 'Well, if you think we can get her…' and I got her to do it.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5.

Disney is the parent of Marvel and ABC News.

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Warner Bros. RecordsSheryl Crow's new album Be Here marks a reunion with Jeff Trott, the same collaborator she worked with on many of her early albums.  What this new album has in common with those, she says, is, "You can tell when you listen to it exactly what was going on in my life."

As such, Be Here not only reflects our current political climate, but also the fact that Sheryl's a single mother of two young boys. 

"I felt inspired the second I walked in the door [to the studio]," she tells ABC Radio. "There was just so much to write about."

She adds, "I mean, if you're an artist or a singer-songwriter right now, how can you deny how ugly things [were] last year, and continue to be right now, among all of us, trying to figure out how to navigate our differences?" 

While those differences inspired songs like "Halfway There," other songs on Be Myself, like "Roller Skate" and "Woo Woo," are about the negative impact of modern technology.

"How could you not write about being a mom, and raising kids in the day of social media, and what they're contending with?" Sheryl tells ABC Radio. "It sounds like a really heavy record, but it was joyful to be able to open my mouth and have so much to say."

Be Myself was released on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Prince's death.  Sheryl, a friend and musical collaborator of Prince, recalled the late icon.

"He was such an inspiration...he was the most talented person I've ever known in my whole life," she tells ABC Radio. "I've never known anyone who was so divinely gifted, on so many instruments...you can tell he just loved making music."

"So, it was definitely a gift to have known him."

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Sasha SamsonovaFifth Harmony's Normani Kordei has been tearing up the ballroom on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, consistently earning high scores with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy.  But Normani's also been working on Fifth Harmony's next album, their first as a quartet, and she says it surpasses all their previous releases.

"It's the best album that we've created," she tells ABC Radio.  "[The] best body of work that we've put together."  "It's awesome," her partner Val adds. "I like it. I was not always a fan, I'll be honest, but now I'm the biggest fan!"

Normani says she doesn't know when the album will be out, but says they're just putting the "finishing touches" on the project. 

Meanwhile, Normani should feel very comfortable with tonight's Dancing with the Stars theme: Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups.  Not only will the couples dance to songs by the likes of Destiny's Child and 'N SYNC, but Backstreet Boy and former DWTS contestant Nick Carter will be a guest judge.

Normani and Val will dance a salsa to "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls, and then Normani will do a team dance with fellow contestants Heather Morris, Nancy Kerrigan and Simone Biles to a medley of girl group songs, including Fifth Harmony's "Bo$$."

The fun begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Image Group LA/ABCMy name's Blurryface and I'm still on the Billboard 200.

Twenty One Pilots' breakthrough album has now spent 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. The title reached the milestone this week, charting at number 27 on the tally

During its run, which began when it debuted at number one in June of 2015, Blurryface has never fallen out of the top 40 on the Billboard 200. The lowest it's ever gotten was number 36. The album, which spawned the hit singles "Stressed Out" and "Ride," has since been certified three times platinum.

Last month, Twenty One Pilots wrapped their North American Emotional Roadshow arena tour in support of Blurryface. They'll play a five-show run in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio, dubbed the Tour de Columbus, this June.

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Weiss EubanksMonday is Kelly Clarkson's birthday, but she got her present early...and she was so excited about it, she almost cried.

On Twitter Friday afternoon, Kelly posted a video of herself, with no makeup, hair up in a ponytail, in sweats, working out a puzzle with Scrabble letters.  "Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever!" she captioned the video.

In the video, she spells out, "Pack your bags" and "A girls trip."  Then she looks confused and says, "Wait...what?"

The woman filming the video says, "We're going on a girls trip! We're not tellin' you where yet."  Off camera a man -- possibly Kelly's husband -- says, "We're sending you on a girls trip with all the ladies."  The woman adds, "We're leaving tonight!"

Kelly yells "Whaat!" and starts jumping up and down.  "And your sister and your mom are coming..." adds the woman.

"I'm totally gonna cry," says an amazed Kelly, clasping her hands to her chest with joy.  "That was the goal!" the woman laughs.

It's no surprise Kelly's excited about her trip: she has four kids in her house, including her baby son Remy, who just turned one, her daughter River, and her two stepchildren.  Sometimes mama just needs to get away.

 

Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever! #morninghair #whereisthegirlstrip #sweaty pic.twitter.com/sVEDdUfCb8

— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) April 21, 2017

 

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PA Wire/PA Images/BBC AMERICAAs a member of one of the world's biggest bands, who for a time dated one of the world's most famous women, Harry Styles has been the subject of his fair share of crazy tabloid stories.  He was able to confirm -- and deny -- some of them while taping a new episode of British chat show, The Graham Norton Show.

In a clip from the upcoming episode, Norton reads off a list of insane stories, which Harry then responds to with facial expressions...and sometimes verbal confirmation or denial.  Among the stories he denies: he and Liam Payne got an STD from a koala, he uses sheep placenta to keep his skin looking great, and -- this one is really nuts -- he had sex with Barack Obama.

As the audience laughed at that last one, Harry responded, with a straight face, "I'm legally not allowed to say."

At the end of the bit, Norton asks him about the rumor that he auditioned for the lead role in the upcoming Young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film.  Harry looks pensive at first, then grins but shakes his head.

"That might be a yes!" Norton teases, as the rest of the guests all insist that it's a "yes" -- but Harry did not respond.

You can watch the entire interview with Harry when The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC America Saturday, April 29 at 11 p.m. ET.

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Republic Records/Yoni GoldbergChristina Grimmie’s music continues to live on. Her posthumous EP, called Side B, was released today.

The EP contains three new songs from the singer, plus a new recording of Christina’s cover of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” which she first performed as a contestant on The Voice.

The new tracks include the lead single “Invisible,” the R&B-tinged ballad “I Only Miss You When I Breathe,” and a song about complicated love called “The Game.” Those three songs will also be included on a 10-song album called All Is Vanity, which is being released on June 2 in conjunction with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Proceeds from the Side B EP go towards a memorial fund in Christina’s name. The 22-year-old singer was gunned down by a deranged fan following a concert in Orlando, Florida on June 10, 2016.

There will also be a special announcement regarding Christina on NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday, April 25.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentEnrique Iglesias and Pitbull are having too much fun to stop now.  They've just added 18 additional dates to their summer joint tour, extending the trek into the fall.

The summer tour kicks off June 1 and wraps up July 6, while the fall leg gets underway September 22 in Houston.  The final date is October 28 in Oakland, CA.  An extra show has also been added to the summer leg: a July 1 show at New York's Madison Square Garden.  Tickets for all the new dates go on sale Friday, April 28.

Here are the new fall dates:

9/22 -- Houston, TX Toyota Center
9/23 -- Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
9/24 -- Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9/26 -- Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
9/29 -- Orlando, FL Amway Center
9/30 -- Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
10/3 -- Washington, DC Verizon Center
10/6 -- St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10/7 -- Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
10/10 -- Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/12 -- Boston, MA TD Garden
10/13 -- Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/14 -- Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/20 -- Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
10/21 -- Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/22 -- San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10/27 -- Los Angeles, CA The Forum
10/28 -- Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena

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RCA RecordsWhat’s it like to be invited to a party at Zayn’s house? The video for his song with PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Still Got Time,” gives you some idea.

The clip was filmed home movie-style at the singer’s real-life London home. He invited a bunch of guests for a smoky, seductive bash and had cameras capture the whole thing.

The video’s director, Calmatic, says of the unconventional shoot, “When I got there we met at [Zayn’s] crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable. So we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll. The rest is history."

We even catch a glimpse of Zayn getting his latest tattoo at the party -- he inked “SGT,” the initials for “Still Got Time,” on his arm.

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Catie LaffoonCharlie Puth's new single "Attention" is about a girl who wants just that...but when it comes to real life, Charlie says too much of our attention is taken up these days by our phones and social media.

Speaking to People magazine, Charlie says getting a "like" on Facebook or Instagram sends a rush of dopamine to your brain, and it can be addictive.  He cautions, "Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval.”

"There is nothing wrong with Instagram,” he adds. “It’s a huge reason for my social presence, but it’s also important to counter that with nature walks. It’s so important to realize your surroundings...You don’t have to always look in your phone. That’s the main thing.”

"Attention" is the first single from Charlie's upcoming sophomore album. As previously reported, it's being used in a new immersive music experience in L.A. called The Attention Room, with visuals designed to replicate the brain's reaction to getting attention.

The "See You Again" singer will hit the road as the opening act on Shawn Mendes' North American tour, which begins July 6 in Portland, OR.

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Malachi LeeMachine Gun Kelly and Hailee Steinfeld are tortured loners who finally find each other in the new video for their collabo "At My Best."

The video shows MGK running and walking through the streets of a city at night, and locked in a bathroom, raging at the mirror and generally looking miserable.  Hailee is equally miserable as she leans against a wall in an alleyway, wearing a sexy outfit she doesn't look comfortable in.

She spends the rest of the video wandering through a nightclub alone, getting bumped by random people as she sings the chorus, "If you can't take me at my worst/you don't deserve me at my best."  Finally, she leaves, and she and Machine Gun Kelly meet up in the street, where they look at each other as if to say, "You complete me."

"At My Best" is from MGK's new album bloom, which is due May 12.  If you pre-order it now, you'll get three instant downloads: "Bad Things," the rapper's hit with Camila Cabello; "At My Best," and a song called "Trap Paris" featuring Quavo of Migos and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Olivia BeeAdd Katy Perry to the list of people who aren't fans of Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappucino.

According to People, Katy posted an Instagram story that showed her taking a sip of the latest beverage trend while sporting a long blond wig.  But then she makes a face and spits it out.

Adding a unicorn emoji, she wrote on the photo, "I couldn’t handle drinking my own blood.”

The drink is a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, a "sour blue drizzle" and "a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.” 

A barista went viral with an online rant against the drink, while others are concerned that it contains 59 grams of sugar and clocks in at more than 400 calories.  But People reports that there have been more than 100 thousand tweets and counting about the beverage since it launched.

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NPG Records/Warner Bros. RecordsFriday marks the one-year anniversary of Prince's tragic death, and Billboard reports that amazingly, the late icon sold more albums than any other artist over the past year...including Adele.

Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince's catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since April 21, 2016.  As you might expect, most of those sales took place in the month after his death from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

Of those 7.7 million copies, 2.3 million were traditional album sales.  In 2016, Adele sold 2.23 million albums, so Prince actually outsold her, though not by much.

Prince's best-selling songs last year include "Purple Rain," with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss."  His best-selling albums last year were The Very Best of Prince, with 668,000 copies sold, followed by Purple Rain and 1999.

Also of note is the fact that since Prince's death, according to Billboard, his music has been played a lot more on the radio, and that's continued into this year. His most popular hit at radio this year is "When Doves Cry."

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet's go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.  Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince's music, as well as the ongoing investigation into his death from the painkiller fentanyl, may impact his legacy as one of the greatest artists of all time.

In public, Prince was vehemently anti-drug, but it's now emerged that he was apparently struggling with an opioid addiction.  Still, rock critic Alan Light, author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, says there's more to that story.

"I don't think that, at this point, we look at him and think [the drugs revelations have] tarnished who he was and what he stood for, while we're still sort of trying to make sense out of all of this," Light tells ABC Radio.  He says Prince fans were somewhat complicit in his addiction, which was likely a result of the chronic pain he suffered after years of performing.

"You watch him jumping off of tall speaker stacks, landing in heels, going into a spin and a split...and you wince...it never occurred to any of us before," says Light.

Light also feels that being able to watch footage of Prince is what's most needed right now to cement his legacy.

"There is no easily legally available document of Prince on stage in the glory years," he notes. "If we're going to tell generations moving forward this was the greatest performer of his generation, this guy could do things on stage that nobody else could do, we need to be able to show that."

To that end, Light believes it's imperative that Prince's estate comes up with a way to ensure kids can understand the musician's impact.  He claims they're not as aware of Prince's genius as they should be because Prince kept his music off streaming services and YouTube.

"I think that there's really a huge reintroduction that needs to happen, to generate an awareness for those who weren't around for the glory years to know what this guy was really about," Light tells ABC Radio.

Light also wants people to realize that for all of Prince's reputation as an eccentric weirdo, he was a real human being.

"When you would sit down [with him]...he was...just some guy from Minneapolis who would talk about basketball or about movies that were out," he tells ABC Radio. "It wasn't like sitting with a space alien. He was able to keep that side of himself."  

Prince's home in Minneapolis, Paisley Park, is currently hosting a celebration in honor of the musician that runs through April 23.

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L: Emily Warren/Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesEven if you don't know her name, you know Emily Warren's voice: you've heard it on a number of The Chainsmokers' singles, including "Paris."  She sang with them on SNL, and she's a special guest on their tour.  Their partnership, Emily says, is "perfect."

Emily, who's written songs for Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes, first met The Chainsmokers when they remixed a song she'd written.  Their first co-write was the Grammy-winning hit "Don't Let Me Down." She co-wrote four songs on the duo's #1 album and is featured on two.  So why isn't she credited on "Paris," which she also sings on?

"I came in in the last minute...to do backing vocals that ended up being a bigger part of the song that any of us intended," she explains. "Also, I think for the first song introducing their album, they just wanted it to be a Chainsmokers thing and not featuring anyone." 

She laughs, "It ended up kinda working out for the best 'cause there was all this mystery of who was singing it!"

Was Emily surprised when the album debuted at #1?  Well, sort of.

"I fully believe in them and in the music, so it's awesome," she says. "But it's definitely gotten mixed reviews from critics, so it's kinda like a good 'ha ha' to everyone!"

On the Chainsmokers' tour, Emily says, Drew Taggart introduces her every night.  "People know who I am before I come onstage," she tells ABC Radio. "So it's perfect. It's really fun."

And when they're not onstage? Emily says, "It's chaos."

"I don't know how they do it!" she laughs. "I have my own dressing room where I'm, like, Zenned out before the show starts, and they're with, like, 30 people playing beer pong in the other room!"  

Emily's solo single is due out soon.

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