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Watch Sting and Shaggy’s episode of PBS series “Speakeasy” on YouTube tomorrow

A&M/Cherrytree/InterscopeSting and his current musical collaborator, reggae/pop star Shaggy, are the stars of the season premiere of the PBS series Speakeasy, which features musicians in conversation with each other.  The episode, taped earlie...
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Watch Sting and Shaggy’s episode of PBS series “Speakeasy” on YouTube tomorrow

A&M/Cherrytree/InterscopeSting and his current musical collaborator, reggae/pop star Shaggy, are the stars of the season premiere of the PBS series Speakeasy, which features musicians in conversation with each other.  The episode, taped earlie...
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Plain White T’s say it’s “awesome” that a “Hey There Delilah” TV show “could actually be something that people wanna see”

Colin Lane Plain White T's made headlines recently when they announced they'd be developing their #1 hit song "Hey There Delilah" into a TV property.  Frontman Tom Higgenson tells ABC Radio he's surprised and pleased that so many people are int...
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Plain White T’s say it’s “awesome” that a “Hey There Delilah” TV show “could actually be something that people wanna see”

Colin Lane Plain White T's made headlines recently when they announced they'd be developing their #1 hit song "Hey There Delilah" into a TV property.  Frontman Tom Higgenson tells ABC Radio he's surprised and pleased that so many people are int...
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Could Sara Bareilles, Ricky Martin and John Legend win their first-ever acting Emmys tonight?

Virginia Sherwood/NBCJohn Legend's role as a producer on NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! has already won him an Emmy -- and made him an EGOT -- but at tonight's 70th Primetime Emmys ceremony, he could win his first-ever Emmy for acting....
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Could Sara Bareilles, Ricky Martin and John Legend win their first-ever acting Emmys tonight?

Virginia Sherwood/NBCJohn Legend's role as a producer on NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! has already won him an Emmy -- and made him an EGOT -- but at tonight's 70th Primetime Emmys ceremony, he could win his first-ever Emmy for acting....
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The Chainsmokers & Halsey celebrate Diamond certification of “Closer”

Disruptor Records / Columbia RecordsThe Chainsmokers and Halsey are celebrating the Diamond certification of their chart-topping collabo, "Closer."  The song has been certified for sales of 10 million copies. On Instagram, Drew Taggart and Alex...
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The Chainsmokers & Halsey celebrate Diamond certification of “Closer”

Disruptor Records / Columbia RecordsThe Chainsmokers and Halsey are celebrating the Diamond certification of their chart-topping collabo, "Closer."  The song has been certified for sales of 10 million copies. On Instagram, Drew Taggart and Alex...
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Pink smashes Bruno Mars’ concert attendance record in New Zealand A

ABC/Lou RoccoPink's recent run of shows in Auckland, New Zealand has broken box office records. The six sold-out shows at Spark Arena, which took place from September 4-11, attracted 73,087 fans, setting the record for highest concert attendance at ...
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Pink smashes Bruno Mars’ concert attendance record in New Zealand A

ABC/Lou RoccoPink's recent run of shows in Auckland, New Zealand has broken box office records. The six sold-out shows at Spark Arena, which took place from September 4-11, attracted 73,087 fans, setting the record for highest concert attendance at ...
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Meghan Trainor on why she postponed her album release: “I knew I could do better”

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor is explaining why she decided to postpone the release of her album Treat Yourself, until some time next year. The singer tells Entertainment Tonight she felt like she needed to up her game, so she’s changing up the ...
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Meghan Trainor on why she postponed her album release: “I knew I could do better”

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor is explaining why she decided to postpone the release of her album Treat Yourself, until some time next year. The singer tells Entertainment Tonight she felt like she needed to up her game, so she’s changing up the ...
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Watch now: Mariah Carey sips wine in lingerie after telling her man to “GTFO” in new video

Butterfly MC Records/Epic RecordsMariah Carey is doing just fine on her own in the new music video for “GTFO.” The clip for her nonchalant send-off of an ex-lover features Mariah dressed in lingerie and sipping wine in a empty house. Th...
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Watch now: Mariah Carey sips wine in lingerie after telling her man to “GTFO” in new video

Butterfly MC Records/Epic RecordsMariah Carey is doing just fine on her own in the new music video for “GTFO.” The clip for her nonchalant send-off of an ex-lover features Mariah dressed in lingerie and sipping wine in a empty house. Th...
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At long last, Kelly Clarkson announces the Meaning of Life tour

Atlantic RecordsSome people wait a lifetime for a moment like this: Kelly Clarkson has finally announced a tour in support of her 2017 album, Meaning of Life. The trek, Kelly's first headlining tour in three years, will kick off January 24 in Oakl...
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At long last, Kelly Clarkson announces the Meaning of Life tour

Atlantic RecordsSome people wait a lifetime for a moment like this: Kelly Clarkson has finally announced a tour in support of her 2017 album, Meaning of Life. The trek, Kelly's first headlining tour in three years, will kick off January 24 in Oakl...
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Listen now: Sia joins Dolly Parton for duet of “Here I Am”

ABC/ Paula LoboSia’s duet with country legend Dolly Parton, “Here I Am,” has arrived. The new version of the track, which initially appeared on Dolly’s 1971 Coat of Many Colors album, is the first single off the soundtrack for t...
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Listen now: Sia joins Dolly Parton for duet of “Here I Am”

ABC/ Paula LoboSia’s duet with country legend Dolly Parton, “Here I Am,” has arrived. The new version of the track, which initially appeared on Dolly’s 1971 Coat of Many Colors album, is the first single off the soundtrack for t...
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With her tour over, Katy Perry can’t wait to spend two hours at Trader Joe’s

ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry's year-long Witness tour is over, and the singer says she can't wait to get back to normal life -- which includes friends, family and hours of grocery shopping. In an exclusive interview with People, Katy says she's ready ...
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With her tour over, Katy Perry can’t wait to spend two hours at Trader Joe’s

ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry's year-long Witness tour is over, and the singer says she can't wait to get back to normal life -- which includes friends, family and hours of grocery shopping. In an exclusive interview with People, Katy says she's ready ...
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Sting’s joint tour with Shaggy will be an “experimental reggae party”: “We don’t really know what’s gonna happen”

ABC/Paula LoboSting and reggae star Shaggy kick off their joint North American tour Friday night in Jacksonville, FL.  Just like Sting's previous treks with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the tour features both artists and their bands sharing the stage and collaborating on each other's hits, as well as songs from their joint album, 44/876.  Shaggy says the tour will be "a nice reggae party," while Sting compares it to "making soup." "We just wanna have fun playing these records, man...and we don't care what kinda audience we're in front of," Shaggy tells ABC Radio. "We just wanna go out there and turn whatever venue we're in into a party." Discussing the process of combining their talents to perform each other's hits, from "Every Breath You Take" to "Angel," Sting says, "It's experimental. It's like making soup -- y'know, you throw something in and if it fizzes, it's good...it's fun, in a way, because we don't really know what's gonna happen." One thing we know will happen, though, is that Sting will sing the chorus of Shaggy's #1 hit from 2000, "It Wasn't Me."  Despite telling ABC Radio earlier this year that he'd never deliver those raunchy lyrics about his girl catching him in the act with another woman, he now admits, "Well...I preface it with a little speech about how it is a moral parable. Which, in fact, it is!" He laughs, "So I just need to point that out before I launch into, 'Banging on the bathroom floor!'" And there's also one thing you definitely won't see on this tour: Sting attempting to rap like Shaggy does. "That ain't gonna happen," he laughs. "I know my limitations!"  The North American leg of the tour wraps up October 15 in Los Angeles. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Sting’s joint tour with Shaggy will be an “experimental reggae party”: “We don’t really know what’s gonna happen”

ABC/Paula LoboSting and reggae star Shaggy kick off their joint North American tour Friday night in Jacksonville, FL.  Just like Sting's previous treks with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the tour features both artists and their bands sharing the stage and collaborating on each other's hits, as well as songs from their joint album, 44/876.  Shaggy says the tour will be "a nice reggae party," while Sting compares it to "making soup." "We just wanna have fun playing these records, man...and we don't care what kinda audience we're in front of," Shaggy tells ABC Radio. "We just wanna go out there and turn whatever venue we're in into a party." Discussing the process of combining their talents to perform each other's hits, from "Every Breath You Take" to "Angel," Sting says, "It's experimental. It's like making soup -- y'know, you throw something in and if it fizzes, it's good...it's fun, in a way, because we don't really know what's gonna happen." One thing we know will happen, though, is that Sting will sing the chorus of Shaggy's #1 hit from 2000, "It Wasn't Me."  Despite telling ABC Radio earlier this year that he'd never deliver those raunchy lyrics about his girl catching him in the act with another woman, he now admits, "Well...I preface it with a little speech about how it is a moral parable. Which, in fact, it is!" He laughs, "So I just need to point that out before I launch into, 'Banging on the bathroom floor!'" And there's also one thing you definitely won't see on this tour: Sting attempting to rap like Shaggy does. "That ain't gonna happen," he laughs. "I know my limitations!"  The North American leg of the tour wraps up October 15 in Los Angeles. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Are Pink, J-Lo and Janet on the NFL’s shortlist for the Super Bowl?

Ryan AylsworthSuper Bowl 53 is still months away, but speculation has already started as to who will perform during the halftime show. The website Bops and Bangers claims "sources" tells them that the NFL and the show's sponsor, Pepsi, have alread...
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Are Pink, J-Lo and Janet on the NFL’s shortlist for the Super Bowl?

Ryan AylsworthSuper Bowl 53 is still months away, but speculation has already started as to who will perform during the halftime show. The website Bops and Bangers claims "sources" tells them that the NFL and the show's sponsor, Pepsi, have alread...
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Lady Gaga answers 73 questions for “Vogue”

Inez and VinoodhAfter covering Vogue’s October issue, Lady Gaga is answering 73 questions for the mag. While sitting on her colorful patio wearing a look inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gaga as quizzed on everything fr...
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Lady Gaga answers 73 questions for “Vogue”

Inez and VinoodhAfter covering Vogue’s October issue, Lady Gaga is answering 73 questions for the mag. While sitting on her colorful patio wearing a look inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gaga as quizzed on everything fr...
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John “EGOT” Legend joins “The Voice” for season 16

Trae Patton/NBCSeason 15 of The Voice will kick off later this month, but Season 16 just got a new coach. Fresh from winning an Emmy for producing NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar, John Legend has announced that he'll be sitting in one of the spinning c...
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John “EGOT” Legend joins “The Voice” for season 16

Trae Patton/NBCSeason 15 of The Voice will kick off later this month, but Season 16 just got a new coach. Fresh from winning an Emmy for producing NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar, John Legend has announced that he'll be sitting in one of the spinning c...
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Look what you made me do: Taylor Swift sells second Beverly Hills home for $2.65 million

Mert & MarcusIn May, Taylor Swift sold her estate in Beverly Hills for $4 million.  Now, she's just sold another home she owns on the same street for $2.65 million. The Los Angeles Times reports that during the six years she owned the prop...
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Look what you made me do: Taylor Swift sells second Beverly Hills home for $2.65 million

Mert & MarcusIn May, Taylor Swift sold her estate in Beverly Hills for $4 million.  Now, she's just sold another home she owns on the same street for $2.65 million. The Los Angeles Times reports that during the six years she owned the prop...
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