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Lisa Rose/NBCAfter being spotted hanging around recording studios, Justin Bieber dropped a major hint that he has new music coming out soon.

On Wednesday, the "Sorry" singer started uploading images and videos to his Instagram that only said "2020" in bulky white letters against a black starry sky.  In his Instagram Stories, the stars silently twinkle, almost like cameras flashing in a dark stadium, in the seven second video.

The video was captionless, as were the photos.

Bieber hasn't released a studio album since 2015's Purpose. While he hasn't worked on any individual tracks over the past four years, he did jump on a few collaborations --  most notably Luis Fonsi's 2017 summer smash "Despacito" and Ed Sheeran's "I Don't Care." 

However, rumors of a complete comeback began swirling in July when Bieber tweeted that he had "Some good music coming."  Then, on October 8, those rumors intensified when the 25-year-old confirmed on Twitter that he "Finished something very special in the studio tonight."

It is unknown if 2020 will bring new Bieber songs or an entire album. His timing, however, is raising some eyebrows that there might be an ulterior reason as to why he set his sights on 2020.

Ex Selena Gomez, who also hasn't released a studio album since 2015, recently announced that she will be releasing her new album SG2 on January 10. 

While it's unknown when exactly Bieber will issue his rumored new music, fans aren't ruling out the possibility that he might drop something at the same time considering the black and white themes used in both Bieber's "2020" announcement and Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me" music video, to which fans believed the latter was a diss track against her ex-boyfriend.

 

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David M. Russell, ABC EntertainmentThis year, AJ Mitchell toured the world, performed at the MTV VMAs and scored hits with "All My Friends" and "Slow Dance."  But the best is yet to come for the 18-year-old singer:  He's finally moving out of his parents' house and into his own with his buddy Shawn.

"My parents feel good [about it], and I am so excited!" he told ABC Audio after his appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday. "I've been waiting for this day, like, my whole life -- to be able to just move out.  And I've also been talking to Shawn about this forever...moving out and getting our own place, and now it's finally happening at the end this month!"

So what's the first thing they're going to do in their new pad?  Well, not what you'd think.

"We're gonna decorate!" he tells ABC Audio. "I'm ready to just, like, put everything away, just start decorating the house. We're gonna go shopping, get everything we need, maybe set up a Christmas tree."

AJ's also gearing up for the release of his debut album, Skyview, coming early 2020.  In 2019, AJ's released about 10 singles, and he says he'll keep doing so until Skyview arrives.

"With each song, it seems like...it just gets more...and more streams, and the next one gets bigger than the next one," he says. "And the next one gets bigger than that one...we just keep seeing this ripple effect."

But "Slow Dance," AJ's duet with Ava Max, has been the big radio hit, which thrills him.

"It's one of the coolest feelings in the world...to be able to hear, like, a Post Malone song play and then right after, 'Slow Dance' plays," he gushes. "It's honestly so surreal to me."

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ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift's Reputation stadium tour was a massive success, but when it comes to promoting her latest album Lover, she's doing something completely opposite: a series of festival dates.  Taylor says she's doing it in part because she likes to keep people guessing.

Billboard'Woman of the Decade tells the publication, "I haven’t really done festivals in years -- not since I was a teenager. That’s something that [the fans] don’t expect from me, so that’s why I wanted to do it.”

Taylor's live schedule starts April 5 in Atlanta, GA, with a performance at Capital One Jamfest, part of the NCAA's March Madness music festival.  Then in June, she'll start a string of European festival dates which will see her performing in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Spain, France, Portugal, the U.K. and Brazil. 

Those shows represent her first concert ever on the continent of South America, and her first shows ever in Denmark, Portugal and Poland.

Then in July and August, Taylor brings Lover Fest -- her own curated festival -- to stadiums in the U.S. Lover Fest West takes place in SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on July 25 and 26, and Lover Fest East will take place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on July 21 and August 1.

While the other artists on the bill and the details of Lover Fest are still a mystery, Taylor says, “[I want to] challenge myself with new things and at the same time keep giving my fans something to connect to.”

Taylor's final announced live performance of 2019 will be this Friday -- her 30th birthday -- at New York's Madison Square Garden...as part of a festival.

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Dave Meyer/Republic RecordsAfter weeks of teases, Ariana Grande has now given fans some concrete information on her upcoming live album, which documents her soon-to-be-concluded Sweetener world tour.

Ari posted an Instagram video of herself singing her "Goodnight n Go" -- her interpolation of Imogen Heap's song "Goodnight and Go" -- and captioned it "Swt live available to pre save now."

In another post, she wrote, "something sweet n special to say thank u for this year."

While she didn't share a release date or a title for the set, she did tell a fan that the album will be arriving "this year."

A fan site called Ariana Grande Today has also shared a track list for the album, but it's not clear if it's official.  It includes all the hits from Sweetener and thank u, next that you'd expect, as well as other tracks including "Dangerous Woman," "Break Free" and "Side to Side." There's also a version of "Tattooed Heart," from Ari's first album, Yours Truly.

The upcoming collection will be Ariana's third album in two years, following 2018's Sweetener this year's thank u, next. Well, fourth, if you count the Charlies' Angels soundtrack, which she executive produced and on which she's heavily featured.

The Sweetener world tour wraps up December 22 in Inglewood, California.

swt live 🌑 available to pre save now https://t.co/dtrrF0tSzn pic.twitter.com/CbvKafDNsa

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 11, 2019

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ABC/Image Group LAIn 2019, people wanted to know more about hits by Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga.

Google has released its annual "Year in Searches" list, broken into categories such as "weddings," "babies," "athletes," "news," "actors," "TV shows" and more.  The most searched-for song in the U.S. 2019 was, unsurprisingly, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, which topped the chart for 19 weeks.

Number two on the list was Ariana Grande's "7 Rings," which was number one for eight weeks.  Lady Gaga's Oscar-winning soundtrack hit "Shallow" was third on the list, followed by Post Malone's "Sunflower" at four and Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" at number five.

The rest of the top 10: Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me," Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," Ariana's "thank u, next," City Girls' "Act Up," and Billie Eilish's "bury a friend."

When it came to the most-searched for musicians of the year, many of the searches were based on those musicians getting into trouble.  Embattled singer R. Kelly was number one, followed by 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE in February.  A$AP Rocky, who was arrested in Sweden in July, was number five, while Tekashi 6ix9ine, who pleaded guilty to racketeering, weapons and drug charges this past year, was number nine.

As for the other searches, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo all made the top 10 because they had super-successful years, while '80s hair metal band likely Mötley Crüe made the list because of their popular Netflix biopic, The Dirt

R&B icon Gladys Knight was also on the list, likely because of her controversial decision to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl or because she was on The Masked Singer. 

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Courtesy Amazon MusicChristmas is a few weeks away, and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has already reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.  But it's number one on another, equally significant chart.

For the second holiday season in a row, according to Billboard, the song has topped the Streaming Songs chart.  In the past tracking week, it racked up more than 35 million streams and jumped from number 11 to number one.

This is the earliest Mariah's song has reached number one on that chart, and the first time a holiday song has done so before the season has ended.

If you want to learn the story behind the song, you can now watch Amazon Music's mini-documentary Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of “All I Want for Christmas Is You."  It features interviews with Randy Jackson -- who worked at Mariah's record label at the time -- as well as her former backup singer Trey Lorenz and several industry experts.

In the doc, Mariah explains that making a Christmas song that reflected what the holiday means to her was very important because as a kid, her "incredibly dysfunctional family" would "ruin" Christmas "every year." 

She recalls vowing that, "When I grow up, I'm gonna make Christmas perfect every year." 

Well, mission accomplished, thanks to the song.

"It's grown in popularity over the years," Mariah marvels. "And that's the thing that's amazing to me."

Mariah also says her favorite line in the song is "I won't even wish for snow."  Why?  Because, she says, "I always wish for snow. I always want it to be, like, a special festive winter wonderland. I always have."

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Atlantic Records2019 is officially the year of Lizzo.  The eight-time Grammy nominee has been named Entertainer of the Year by TIME magazine.

“ARE.. YOU.. NOT.. ENTERTAINED?!?,” the “Truth Hurts” singer/rapper commented on Instagram as she posted her TIME cover photo. “thank you @time for naming me Entertainer of the Year."

After years of struggle, including living in her car, Lizzo emerged as the breakthrough artist of 2019 with her double platinum hit “Truth Hurts,” and two platinum singles, “Good as Hell,” and ”Juice.”

“Truth Hurts” tied the record for the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a rap song by a female artist. It was on top of the chart for seven weeks, equaling the mark set in 2014 by “Fancy,” by Iggy Azaela featuring Charli XCX.

The Hustlers star is proud to see women of color being recognized.  "Being a black woman is popping but like right now in mainstream culture like we’re finally getting a little more respect and getting our due,” Lizzo says.

As her success continues, the 31-year-old entertainer wants to expand her career into writing and directing.

"I’m really into like sci-fi, so don’t be surprised if I don’t make like sci-fi fantasy historical fiction romance novel [with] tons of alien sex," she says with a laugh.

Lizzo is known for posting nudes, and as a full-figured woman, she want to be the leader in changing society's concept of beauty.

“If that encourages one person to take a picture of their body," she says, "then I’ve done my job."  

Lizzo will appear on Saturday Night Live on December 21 along with host Eddie Murphy.  She'll also ring in 2020 by performing on New Year’s Eve at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Sami DrasinTaylor Swift has been named Billboard's Woman of the Decade, and in a cover story for the publication, she admits she wouldn't have any advice for the Taylor of 10 years ago.

"I would have done everything exactly the same way," she tells Billboard. "Because even the really tough things I’ve gone through taught me things that I never would have learned any other way."

"I really appreciate my experience, the ups and downs," she adds. "And maybe that seems ridiculously Zen, but … I’ve got my friends, who like me for the right reasons. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my boyfriend. I’ve got my fans. I’ve got my cats."

Taylor also discusses her plans to re-record all her albums starting next year. It's an attempt to devalue her original albums, now owned by her alleged enemy, Scooter Braun.

"The reason I’m rerecording my music...is because I do want my music to live on," she explains. "I do want it to be in movies, I do want it to be in commercials. But I only want that if I own it."

"[The rerecording is] going to be fun, because it’ll feel like regaining a freedom and taking back what’s mine," she says, explaining, "Going back in and knowing that [these songs] meant something to people is actually a really beautiful way to celebrate what the fans have done for my music."

Taylor also reveals the reason she's not doing a regular tour next year.

"This is a year where I have to be there for my family -- there’s a lot of question marks throughout the next year, so I wanted to make sure that I could go home,” she says.  Billboard notes she's likely referring to her mom's ongoing cancer battle.

Read the full story now at Billboard.com.

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Mark SurridgeCongratulations to Ed Sheeran: He's just been named the U.K.'s number-one artist of the past 10 years.

Ever since his 2011 debut hit, "The A Team," Ed's pretty much dominated the decade, especially in his home country, which is why Britain's Official Charts Company has given him its Official Chart Record Breaker Award.  In the past decade, he's scored the most number-ones across the singles and albums charts, a total of 12, and spent the most weeks at number one across both those charts: 79 weeks in all.

Ed's only the third artist to receive the Official Record Breaker award, but the previous winners are both friends of his. Justin Bieber won it in 2016 when he became the first act ever to occupy the top three positions on the U.K. singles chart simultaneously, and Paul McCartney also got one in 2016 for being the biggest albums act of all time on the British charts, with 22 number-one releases.

In a statement, Ed says, "Thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past 10 years, especially my amazing fans."

Some of Ed's other milestones:  He's scored the most top-five, top-10 and top-20 hits this decade, and spent the most time in the top 40.  He's also spent more than 1,000 weeks in the top 75, which is something only four other artists have done: Elvis Presley, Rihanna, and U.K. music icon Cliff Richard.

In a video, Ed -- sporting a new, shorter haircut -- says, "I didn't really expect to have a career past five years, so to be able to have done it for a decade and to be the number-one artist of the decade is pretty nuts. ...[T]hank you so much, and here's to the next 10 years!  Nice one!"

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCCharlie Puth was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest on Tuesday's The Tonight Show, and also joined Fallon for the latest edition of his "Musical Genre Challenge."

The game featured Fallon and Puth singing popular tunes in different musical styles. For example, Charlie delivered Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" in the style of a Broadway show tune, and his own "We Don't Talk Anymore" as a Doobie Brothers song.

Jimmy gave the "Cha Cha Slide" a super smooth '90s R&B twist and The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" a techno spin.

A previous "Musical Genre Challenge" featured Ariana Grande.

While chatting with Fallon, Charlie, who is blessed with perfect pitch -- the rare ability to re-create a musical note without a reference tone -- revealed the talent almost got him suspended from school.

"It was almost summer break and I went into the middle of the hall and went into a very reverberant part of the school and just went [imitates the school's digital bell sound]. I let the entire school out early."

Puth later returned to perform "Mother," the title track from his latest album.

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Trae Patton/NBCOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Blake Shelton’s Kat Hammock Team John Legend's Will Breman and Marybeth Byrd; and Hello Sunday, from Team Kelly Clarkson were sent home.

Hello Sunday and Hammock were eliminated at the end of the one-hour results show.  They lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Gwen Stefani’s Rose Short.

Prior to the vote, Hello Sunday, Hammock and Short sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Hello Sunday performed Sia’s “Chandelier”; Hammock covered “You've Got a Friend” by James Taylor and Short tackled Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

For the first time in the show's 17-year history, all four coaches will each have artist going into the finals: Ricky Duran for Team Blake; Rose Short for Team Gwen; Jake Hoot for Team Kelly; and Katie Kadan for Team Legend.

The results show also featured Shelton and Trace Atkins performing their latest collaboration, “Hell Right”; Australian singer Tones and I, singing “Dance Monkey”; and Clarkson joining American Idol season 16 runner-up Caleb Lee for their collaboration, "I Dream in Southern."

The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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ABC/Lou RoccoEven celebrities say there's something special about New York City at Christmas time.  Pink revealed on Tuesday that she took "nyc by storm" by taking her daughter, Willow, and two of her friends to see Hamilton.

"I’ve been waiting years to see Hamilton, my daughter owns the vinyl and knows every single word, and this past weekend we finally got to take it in," the three-time Grammy Award winner gushed on Instagram.  

The photo depicts Pink along with her three young guests posing backstage with some of the cast.  While the main cast and young girls grin happily for the photo op, Pink was completely unsuccessful in hiding her inner fangirl as seen by her expression, a wide-eyed and open-mouthed goofy grin. 

She is also holding what appears to be a cup of wine in her left hand.

Pink raved in the caption, " IT WAS SO GOOD. What a way to learn and be entertained. These performers are AMAZING."

The "What about Us" singer also revealed that seeing Hamilton was only a fraction of the girls' day in the big apple.  "We also saw Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular (for the third time) and my heart is full," she revealed.

She then happily concludes, "I love NYC at Xmas." 

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Alexandra GavilletWhile Lewis Capaldi has a great voice, that talent apparently applies only to his songs.  While doing a Song Association video for ELLE magazine, he managed to butcher hits by artists from Katy Perry and Adele, to the Beatles and Elton John.

The idea of the game is that Lewis is given various random words, and he has 10 seconds to come up with a song that mentions that word. His first word is "funny," and he immediately chooses "Teenage Dream" by Katy -- specifically the line, "You think I'm funny/when I tell the punchline wrong."  But instead of just singing that one line, he continues to sing the entire chorus of the song, and it ain't pretty.

When he gets to the end, he sings, "We'll be young forever" -- and then notes, "Statistically NOT possible."

As the game proceeds, Lewis does a great job of coming up with songs for the words "hand," "stranger," "first," "hello," "love," "hell" and "sun," among others.  Unfortunately he sounds terrible singing all the songs, which include Adele's "Hello," Niall Horan's "Slow Hands," The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith, "Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John.

When Lewis is given the word "one," he excitedly reveals that he himself has a song called "One" -- but even that sounds pretty bad.  We'll just have to assume he wasn't trying very hard.

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Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImageWhen Sam Smith changed their pronouns to "they/them" in September, it made a huge impact -- and not just for journalists who have to write stories about them.  Merriam-Webster dictionary has chosen "They" as its Word of the Year, in part because of the attention Sam focused on it. 

In its announcement, the company says, "Lookups for they increased by 313% in 2019 over the previous year," because, it says, of the word's new use as a way to "refer to one person whose gender identity is nonbinary."

The company's announcement goes on to say, "Nonbinary they was also prominent in the news in 2019...singer Sam Smith announced in September that they now use they and them as pronouns....it is increasingly common to see they and them as a person’s preferred pronouns in Twitter bios, email signatures, and conference nametags."

Sam evidently approves: They retweeted a Billboard article reporting on the announcement.

Speaking to the November issue of Out magazine, Sam explained, "In changing my pronouns, I felt incredible freedom. It’s like a brick was lifted off my chest...My art has become truer and more honest after coming to peace with being nonbinary."

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Sheryl Crow: Dove Shore; Usher: Jordan Taylor Wright/dick clark productions Sheryl Crow and Usher will be ushering in 2020 by performing live in the Big Easy.

On December 31, both artists will perform in New Orleans as part of the Allstate Fan Fest, which takes place ahead of the Sugar Bowl.  Their performances will air on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Pose star Billy Porter will also be on hand to countdown to 2020 in the Central Time Zone -- which is marked by the drop of -- not a ball, but a "fleur de lis," the symbol of New Orleans.

As previously reported, Ryan Seacrest will hold things down live in New York's Times Square with co-host Lucy Hale, and on the West Coast, Ciara will host performances by Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Salt-N-Pepa, SHAED and more.  The show gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley said in a statement, “With performances by Sheryl Crow and Usher, fans in town for the Allstate Sugar Bowl are going to be treated to a New Year’s experience second to none. It’s going to be fun to be a part of it all.”

More artists will be announced shortly.

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Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboTaylor Swift, London and Christmas are all coming together.

First off, Taylor gave her new holiday song, "Christmas Tree Farm," its live concert debut Sunday in London, at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball.  She donned a Santa hat and performed in a white romper and boots, as digital snowflakes drifted down the video screens behind her.  The song's video, which features footage of her as a child, also played behind her.

According to People, Taylor also performed the Lover tracks "London Boy" -- naturally -- plus "You Need to Calm Down," "ME!" and the Grammy-nominated title track, plus older hits like "Blank Space," "22" and "Shake It Off."

Meanwhile, Madame Tussauds London has revealed its special Christmas gift to tourists: It's putting the first-ever permanent wax figure of Taylor on display starting December 13, which also happens to be her 30th birthday.

Finally, Taylor is teasing the imminent release of her upcoming movie CATS by posting a photo of her first day on set.  The singer, who plays a cat named Bombalurina, is pictured on a giant-sized set designed to make people seem tiny by comparison, standing by a huge door and stretching up to reach a doorknob.

She writes in the caption, "Throwback to my first day on the set of @catsmovie. Basically, Bombalurina is one of those really mischievous cats you see in internet videos who has figured out how to open human doors."

CATS is in theaters December 20.  Taylor received a Golden Globe nomination on Monday for "Beautiful Ghosts," the original song she co-wrote for the movie with CATS creator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Throwback to my first day on the set of @catsmovie. Basically, Bombalurina is one of those really mischievous cats you see in internet videos who has figured out how to open human doors 🚪 pic.twitter.com/pBo11uCN40

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2019

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Courtesy Crocs.Let's hope they're not already sold out, but Post Malone has officially announced his fourth Crocs collection.

The new collection features the Post Malone X Crocs Duet Max Clog, which features a blue and black camo pattern, a chunky sole and pivoting back straps with adjustable hook and loop closures.  Posty himself worked on the design, including the detailing on the sole and the straps. 

"This latest drop with Crocs is our best yet. I wanted to make a more tactical and chunky shoe, and they gave me all the tools to do just that,” he said in a statement. “I think they came out really neat, and I hope everyone loves them as much as I do.”

Posty introduced the footwear last week by arranging a surprise delivery of shoes to the employees and customers at Chicken Express in Southlake, TX, which provided Posty with his only job prior to becoming a professional musician.

The Duet Max Clog costs $60 and is available online and at select retail locations.  Post Malone x Crocs Scrap Metal 3-Packs of Jibbitz -- those little charm things you put on your Crocs -- are also available globally for ten bucks.

You can tell a lot about a man by the Jibbitz on his @Crocs. New #PostMaloneXCrocs jibbitz available now at https://t.co/otVOvV6R5r

— Posty (@PostMalone) November 21, 2019

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Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle; Phil Dent/Redferns

Singer Marie Fredriksson, who with Per Gessle was one-half of the hitmaking pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61.

"It is with great sadness we have to announce that Marie Fredriksson of Roxette has passed away in the morning of December 9, following a 17-year long battle with cancer," reads a statement from Fredriksson's management company. 

The statement goes on to say Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002, which was successfully treated, resulting in a return to performing in 2009.  "But by 2016, the show was finally over when Marie's doctors advised her to stop touring and focus on her health," the statement says.

"Thank you, Marie, thanks for everything," says Per Gessle, in the same statement.  "You were an outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer...You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years. I'm proud, honoured and happy to have been able to share so much of your time, talent, warmth, generosity and sense of humour. All my love goes out to you and your family. Things will never be the same."

Formed in 1986 in their native Sweden, Roxette scored a series of international hits in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, including four Billboard #1 singles: 1987's "It Must Have Been Love," 1988's "Listen to Your Heart," 1989's "The Look" and 1991's "Joyride."

Even as their popularity waned, Roxette continued to tour and record with occasional breaks, including during Fredriksson's initial cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Their most recent album, Good Karma, was released in 2016.

Fredriksson leaves behind a husband and two children.  "The funeral will take place in silence with only Marie's closest family present," the statement reports.

 

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Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice kicked off its semifinals on Monday, with the top eight artists competing for America’s votes, and a spot in next week’s finale.  Along the way, they were advised by their coaches Blake SheltonGwen StefaniKelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Each artist performed twice: a new song on his or her own and a duet on a 1980s song with another contestant.

Here are the highlights of Monday night's show:

On the suggestion of her coach John Legend, Katie Kadan got things started with Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," because, as he explained, Katie needed to sing "one more powerhouse song," and if she got to the finals, "a grand ballad."  Stefani called it Kadan's best performance so far, simply for her ability to "work the room."  John called her a "superstar."

Team Blake's 18-year-old indie pop singer, Kat Hammock, picked Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," explaining that, quoting a line from the song, her semifinals performance “could be the end of everything” as far as her time on The Voice was concerned.  Kelly said Kat had a voice that "touches" people.  Her coach called it her most powerful performance so far in the competition, assuring Hammond that regardless of her outcome on the show, "I'm not going anywhere.  I'm going to see this through with you.  You need to be making records."

Team Blake's Ricky Duran and Will Breman from Legend's team kicked off the duets, singing -- and trading guitar licks -- on The Outfield's "Your Love."

Marybeth Byrd, representing Team Legend stepped up for her solo performance, showing off her tougher side on Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."  The song also returned the country artist to the genre that brought her to the competition in the first place.  Legend told the audience that Byrd, whom they saved last week, came back with her best performance yet.

Team Kelly's duo, Hello Sunday, consisting of 14-year-old duo Chelsea and Myla, tackled Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," and they showed off some nifty dance moves as well.  The performances delighted the fans and all four coaches, including Kelly, who declared the girls brought their "'A' game."

Byrd returned, this time with Team Blake's Jake Hoot for a duet on Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' 80s hit, "Up Where We Belong."

Duran followed with a song he personally picked for his solo performance, The Beatles' "Let It Be," which has become a family anthem following the loss of both his parents, most recently, his mother, to breast cancer.  Ricky, started off the song on piano and moved to the guitar, before finishing the song standing in front of the microphone, as pictures of his parents appeared on a large screen behind him.  Duran's coach, Blake Shelton dubbed it "the vocal performance of [Ricky's] life."

Breman then took center stage on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" -- his coach, John Legend's pick, because it was "a good hybrid of pop and rock" the audience would love.  Following Will's live performance, Legend praised his artist for an "electric and magnetic" stage performance, coupled with a "strong voice."

The duets continued with Madonna's "Express Yourself," performed by Kadan and Team Gwen's Rose Short, followed by Hammock teaming up with Hello Sunday for Pat Benatar's "We Belong."

Next, Short -- who is Stefani's last remaining artist -- belted out Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," and dedicated the performance to her parents for having enjoyed a long and lasting love.  Gwen praised Rose for having the guts to venture into a "more vulnerable place."  Barely able to keep her composure, Stefani said she was honored to work with Rose, before breaking down in tears.  Kelly followed.

Hoot, who told his coach Kelly during rehearsals that he was one of six children, closed out the show with one of his mother's favorite songs, "Desperado," by the Eagles.  Legend noted Jake's voice "feels like home."  Kelly hailed the performance as "eloquently delivered" and "perfect."

The Voice returns Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Radio Disney/Richard HarbaughMiley Cyrus has added two new tattoos to her wide range of body art.

Celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Winter, also known as Winter Stoneposted a black and white photo on Instagram of Cyrus' latest ink on Saturday, which reads "freedom" in cursive just above her knuckles.

Winter mentions that Miley's tattoo was done using a delicately sharp, single needle.

Many people have speculated that Cyrus' new freedom tattoo maybe be related to her recent divorce from Liam Hemsworth, while others suggest that her tattoo could be a nod to Cyrus' empowering song "Mother's Daughter," which includes the lyrics "Don't f*** with my freedom" ... "I came back to get me some."

Cyrus' expressive "freedom" ink wasn't the only new tattoo she got.  Winter also traced a handwritten note from Yoko Ono on the back of Cyrus' left shoulder that reads, "I'm proud of U. Yoko."

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