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Adam Lambert announces new song, “Two Fux,” coming next Friday

Neal Preston/Queen Productions Ltd.Adam Lambert kicks off a tour with Queen tonight, but he hasn't forgotten about his solo career. The singer has announced that he has a brand-new single coming next Friday, called "Two Fux" -- that's spelled "F-U-X."...
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Lady Gaga raises $250K with Starbucks; teams with Staples for $50K scholarship contest

BusinessWireLooks like a lot of people were inspired to shell out money at Starbucks for colorful, Lady Gaga-approved drinks.  Her #CupsofKindness charity initiative -- which involved sales of four custom drinks she created -- has raised $250...
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Ed Sheeran doesn’t like festivals, but Sunday, he’ll headlines the UK’s biggest one

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAnother career milestone for Ed Sheeran is scheduled for this weekend: Sunday night, he'll be headlining the U.K.'s most prestigious festival: Glastonbury.  But he shouldn't be nervous, considering that, according to Ed, prett...
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Keeping the Faith: Billy Joel will be the graduation speaker at his old high school

Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel will return to his alma mater -- Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York -- on Saturday to help the Class of 2017 celebrate its graduation, Newsday reports. The event is taking place 50 years after the Piano Man...
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As Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road again, Adam says he still has his “pinch me” moments

Xavier VilaAdam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen + Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't...
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Katy Perry shares behind-the-scenes video from One Love Manchester concert

Rony AlwinKaty Perry has been giving her KatyCats a lot of up-close-and-personal time via the internet lately, first with her days-long "Witness World Wide" livestream, and now with a behind-the-scenes look at her appearance at Ariana Grande's One Love...
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New Daughtry tour starts tonight, Chris Daughtry says it’ll be like “summer camp”

Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesDaughtry kicks off a summer tour with their pals Nickelback tonight in Noblesville, Indiana.  Chris says he and the band are happy to be able to offer fans "some sort of escape" through their music. "We love seein...
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A change would do her good: Sheryl Crow sells NYC loft for $2.27 million

Mark SeligerSheryl Crow lives in Nashville, TN these days, so it's no wonder she recently unloaded a loft she owns in New York City.  The New York Post reports that Sheryl sold the two-bedroom, 2,000-square foot apartment on Great Jones Stree...
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Ryan Seacrest says hosting “American Idol” is “doable,” show doesn’t have to “reinvent the wheel”

ABCSeacrest out...or in?  Right now, there's no confirmation as to whether or not Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of American Idol when it debuts on ABC next year.  But Seacrest appears to be leaning toward rejoining the show.  He ...
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Katy Perry is first artist ever to have three Diamond-certified songs

Capitol RecordsYet another milestone for Katy Perry.   Following the news that she's the first person ever to amass 100 followers on Twitter, Katy has now become the first artist ever to have three Diamond-certified songs. A Diamond certification means sales of 10 million copies.  According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Katy's hit "Roar" has just been certified Diamond, which means that Katy now has three hits that have sold 10 million: "Firework" and "Dark Horse" are the others. Katy's achievement is more impressive when you consider that only 14 songs in total have ever been certified Diamond, and three of them are hers.   Other artists who've earned Diamond certifications include Elton John, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Her response to the good news? She retweeted the announcement by the RIAA and wrote, "Was a cubic zirconia til you made me a diamond."  All in all, 21 of Katy's songs have been certified either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. BREAKING: Gold & Platinum History Made!!! Congratulations @KatyPerry. First artist EVER to earn THREE Diamond songs! 💎💎💎 pic.twitter.com/qKGPE1eOtI— RIAA (@RIAA) June 22, 2017 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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All-star charity single for London fire victims smashes sales records

Artists for GrenfellThe all-star rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," featuring stars including Leona Lewis, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction, James Blunt, Jessie J, James Arthur and more, is headed for #1 in the U.K. -- and is set...
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You’ll never guess whom Ed Sheeran wants to be his on-screen love interest

Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran has mentioned in the past that he wants to do a movie, as well as that movie's soundtrack.  Now, he's revealed who he wants to play his love interest in the film: Helen Mirren. Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun,...
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U2 to play intimate show at fundraiser where bass player Adam Clayton is being honored

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesU2 will be performing at this year's 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, at which the band's bass player, Adam Clayton, is being honored. While we already knew Clayton would be receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award ...
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Kelly Clarkson helps man propose to his partner, then scolds him: “It’s about damn time!”

ABC RadioOnly Kelly Clarkson could get away with helping a man romantically propose to his partner, and then yell at the guy for taking so long to pop the question. A fan named Alex Malerba posted a video of himself and his boyfriend at a meet-and-gre...
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ABC’s “Boy Band” premieres tonight with a Backstreet Boy, a Spice Girl & 30 contestants

ABC/Eric McCandlessNow that One Direction is on permanent hiatus and the Backstreet Boys are no longer boys, fans need a hot new boy band, and ABC's going to give it to them.  The network's new reality singing competition, called -- you guessed...
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Madame Tussauds Orlando unveils new Bieber wax figure, complete with his latest tattoo

Courtesy Madame Tussauds OrlandoHow lifelike is the new Justin Bieber wax figure that was just unveiled at Madame Tussauds location in Orlando, Florida?  It even includes the tattoo that Biebs got less than a week ago. The Orlando Sentinel rep...
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Get your pie on with Sara Bareilles at a “Waitress” party

Josh LehrerSara Bareilles is no longer starring in the hit Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote the music, but she's still supporting the show and its fans. If you buy a ticket to see Waitress for performances from now through July 9, yo...
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Jon Bon Jovi honored for his charitable work at Washington, DC, gala; President Obama sends video message

Credit: Norman Jean RoyJon Bon Jovi was presented with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's 2017 Service to America Leadership Award at the organization's Celebration of Service to America Awards gala, held Tuesday in Washi...
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Taylor Swift scores $400,000 payday with streaming service return

ABC/Lou RoccoTaylor Swift made a quick $400 thousand grand this month -- just by returning her back catalog to all the streaming services. Taylor's music was already on the subscription-only Apple Music, but on June 8, she made her five albums availa...
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Shawn Mendes takes a romantic jaunt through Europe in “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” video

Island RecordsShawn Mendes' recently-wrapped European tour probably didn't leave him a lot of time for sightseeing in the company of a beautiful woman, so he staged that scenario for his new video, "There's Nothing Holding Me Back." The clip finds ...
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Bruno Mars to headline Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival

Image Group LA/ABCIf you couldn't get tickets to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic tour, you have another opportunity to see him this September, when he headlines Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival. Tickets for the event, scheduled for September 16 and 17 in Atlant...
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“Bridge Over Troubled Water” all-star charity single for London fire victims is here

Artists for GrenfellTo raise funds for the relief effort following the deadly fire last week that destroyed Grenfell Tower in West London, Simon Cowell has gathered together more than 50 artists to record an all-star charity version of Simon and Garfun...
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Train “Play” their way to platinum

Columbia RecordsPlenty of people have played Train's hit single "Play that Song"...and plenty of people have downloaded it, too: it's become the band's first platinum track since 2012's "50 Ways to Say Goodbye."  Train's ability to continue scori...
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“American Idol” to hire back Rickey Minor as musical director?

Courtesy ABCABC appears to be trying to get the band back together -- literally -- for its American Idol reboot. Sources tell Variety that the ABC is hiring back longtime American Idol music director Rickey Minor for the show's return next year.&nbs...
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Backstreet Boys taking their Las Vegas show to Mexico

Courtesy Palace ResortsThe whole idea of a Las Vegas residency is that you stay in one place and your fans come to you.  But the Backstreet Boys are changing up that formula, at least for one night in December. The group will perform their Lar...
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Did Taylor Swift spend Father’s Day in London with her beau?

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DIRECTVTaylor Swift is very close to her dad, but a British tabloid reports that she spent Father's Day this year with her boyfriend's dad -- in London. A source tells The Sun that Taylor and her new boyfriend, Britis...
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Madonna to Jeff Bezos: Invest in my home state

Noam Galai/WireImageThe Queen of Pop wants the King of Amazon to help out her home state of Michigan. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted that he was looking for ideas for a "philanthropy strategy" that would help people the most in the short-term -- "at ...
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Shut up and enter WALK THE MOON’s five-year anniversary contest

Image Group LA/ABCYou may have first heard of WALK THE MOON when "Shut Up and Dance" exploded in 2015, but the band released their self-titled major label debut album back in 2012.  Now, in celebration of that album's five-year anniversary, the...
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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder looking to flip an estate he bought just two years ago

DISNEY/Mark AshmanOneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for nearly $12 million two years ago.  Now he's put it on the market for a little bit more. The Los Angeles Times reports that the singer and his wife Genevie...
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Adele visits firefighters who helped battle deadly London blaze

Simon EmmettAdele is a Londoner through and through, which means she couldn't sit on the sidelines after at least 79 people perished in the deadly fire that consumed Grenfell Tower in the U.K. capital last week.  After visiting the site of the...
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