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ABC/Image Group LADua Lipa is giving fans another taste of her upcoming sophomore album, Future Nostalgia.

The singer has announced the second single off the album, called “Physical,” will be out on January 31. It follows the lead single, “Don’t Start Now,” which she released last year.

In December, Dua also released Future Nostalgia’s title track, a funky ‘80s throwback. The song wasn’t released as an official single but as, Dua explained, “a little something to tie [fans] over till the New Year.”

Dua will be a presenter at the Grammy awards Sunday.

Future Nostalgia does not yet have a release date.

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Lauv/AWAL Recordings AmericaLauv is ready to show the world how he’s feeling.

The singer has announced his 65 date ~how I’m feeling~ world tour, kicking off March 23 in Mexico and hitting cities in South America, Europe and Asia before heading to the U.S. on July 17.

The trek, following the release of Lauv's debut album of the same name, will mark some of the biggest U.S. shows of the singer's career. He’ll play iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

A presale for U.S. dates begins Monday, January 27 at 10 a.m. local time using the code TATTOOS. Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale to the general public Friday, January 31.

After wrapping his U.S. dates on August 29, Lauv will then head back overseas, playing more dates in Europe and the U.K. The tour ends in London on November 17.

~how i’m feeling~, featuring Lauv's latest single, “Tattoos Together,” comes out March 6.

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ABC/Eric McCandlessDemi Lovato is gearing up for an emotional performance at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The singer, hitting the stage for her first major public performance since her 2018 overdose, just revealed new details about her new song, "Anyone," which she will debut at the show.

In an interview on ‎New Music Daily with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1, Demi revealed that she created the song shortly before her overdose.

"I was recording it in a state of -- where I thought I was okay, but clearly I wasn't," she said on Friday's show. "I even listen back to it and I'm like gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself."

The singer, who's now sober, added that she views the track as, "a cry for help."

"You kind of listen back to it, and you think 'How did nobody listen to this song and think let's help this girl?'" says Demi.

She also revealed that she copes with struggles now by looking "toward the future for hope." She no longer measures her happiness based on success, instead choosing to focus on "family and friends."

Aside from her future in the music industry, Demi also has set her sights on having children.

"I want to start a family," she said. "That would be dope ... and I don't know if I see it with a man or a woman. But like, I just know that at some point, I would love to do that this decade."

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ABC/Image Group LAIt looks like one major Grammy nominee won’t be in attendance on Grammy night Sunday.

According to Us Weekly, Taylor Swift is skipping the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, despite scoring three nominations this year.

Lover is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, the album’s title track is up for Song of the Year, and “You Need to Calm Down” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. Taylor was snubbed in the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories, though.

After the nominations were announced, Taylor seemed excited for the nods she did get.

“LOVER IS NOMINATED FOR SONG OF THE YEAR AT THE GRAMMYS!!!” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “Wrote this one alone in a quiet moment and seeing it honored in the Song of the Year category by my peers means so much, wow…3 noms guys!!!!”

Taylor last performed at the Grammys back in 2016, when she opened the show with “Out of the Woods,” from her 1989 album.

On Thursday, Taylor debuted her Netflix documentary Miss Americana at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Courtesy CBS NewsBillie Eilish is on top of the world right now: Sunday, she's up for six Grammys and will be performing on the telecast.  But as the 18-year-old artist revealed Thursday night on CBS' The Gayle King Grammy Special, it wasn't that long ago that she was so depressed, she didn't think she'd make it to age 17.

Billie told King that in 2018, she was "so unhappy...and, like, joyless," because her extreme fame had made her isolated and lonely. She became clinically depressed, she said, and admitted, "I don't want to be dark, but I genuinely didn't think I would make it to 17."

When asked if she'd considered self-harm, Billie replied, "Yeah. I think about this one time I was in Berlin and I was alone in my hotel…And I remember there was a window right there…I remember crying because I was thinking about how the way that I was going to die was, I was going to do it."

Billie also revealed that the lyric "I wanna end me" in her song "Bury a Friend" was about herself.

The star says the one thing that kept her from taking her own life was her mother, Maggie Baird, who stepped in to scale back her daughter's schedule and the number of things she was expected to do.

"We checked in with her all the time about, 'Do you still want to do this?'" Baird told King. "She loved doing the shows. The fans and the shows, that's what kept her going."

Of course, therapy was also involved in Billie's recovery, as was her family's support.  She turned 18 last month.

(The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255).

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Michele Crowe/CBSBillie Eilish is poised to have a big night at the Grammys this Sunday.

The 18-year-old phenom is up for six awards at this year's ceremony, and is the youngest artist ever to simultaneously be nominated for the so-called "big four" categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist. She will also be performing during the ceremony.

Speaking to ABC Audio, Billie reveals she's particularly proud of the Best New Artist nod.

"That's insane, that's insane," she says. "That's, like, the one that I feel like every single year has been an artist that I'm, like, 'Of course!'"

Eilish adds that it feels "incredible" to be nominated for the category at all.

"I'm really grateful and blessed," she says. 

Eilish's smash debut, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, is nominated for Album of the Year, while her hit single, "bad guy," will compete for Song and Record of the Year.

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? and "bad guy" are also up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance, respectively.

The 2020 Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles this Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Live Nation Las VegasThe Jonas Brothers are heading to Vegas. The group is the latest musical act to book a Sin City concert residency.

Their show will take place at Park Theater at Park MGM, kicking off April 1. They’ll play nine dates throughout April, wrapping up on the 18th.

Citi cardmembers will have first access to tickets in a presale beginning Monday, January 27 at 10 a.m. PT. Jonas Brothers fan club members will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning Tuesday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PT. M life Rewards loyalty members, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will be able to buy tickets starting Wednesday, January 29.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. PT.

The Jonas Brothers are set to perform their new single, “What a Man Gotta Do,” live for the first time at the Grammys on Sunday. They’re also up for Best Pop Duo-Group Performance, for “Sucker.”

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Courtesy NetflixTaylor Swift's documentary Miss Americana premiered Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, where fans received an uncomfortable glimpse at the high cost of fame.

"It’s not good for me to see pictures of myself every day," says Swift in a voiceover as the movie shows her being hounded by photographers outside her front door.  The Lover artist goes on to reveal that she suffered from an eating disorder, "it’s only happened a few times, and I’m not in any way proud of it."

"It" being when she'd see a photo of herself, find something wrong with her weight, and "starve a little bit.  Just stop eating.”

Swift opened up for the first time on Thursday about her eating disorder during an interview with Variety.   There, the "Shake It Off" singer reveals she first began obsessing over her weight when she was 18.

"I remember how, when I was 18, that was the first time I was on the cover of a magazine. And the headline was like ‘Pregnant at 18?’ And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat," she explained before adding that her desire to be liked eventually made her view her body almost like a commodity, where it needed to look a certain way to be worthy of praise.

"Women are held to such a ridiculous standard of beauty, and we’re seeing so much on social media that makes us feel like we are less than, or we’re not what we should be," She added before crediting celebrities like Jameela Jamil who stand up for body positivity for helping her calm down whenever she begins having "unhealthy thoughts."

Miss Americana, where Swift speaks further about her battle with eating disorders and other struggles with fame, arrives January 31 on Netflix.

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Amanda Edwards/Getty ImagesIt's not a bad week to be Dan Shay. The duo and Justin Bieber are currently in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 -- and the number-one spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart --  with their hit "10,000 Hours," and on Sunday, they could claim their second Grammy.

So far, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have a perfect record when it comes to the Grammys. Last year, they received their first nomination -- and their first win -- for their pop/country crossover smash "Tequila." 

This year, the duo nabbed their second and third nominations for "Speechless," their second pop/country crossover hit. But overall, they say they're thankful to be recognized on an awards show that celebrates all kinds of music, from pop, rock and jazz to classical, country, metal and Latin.

"The Grammys are such a huge deal," Dan tells ABC Audio. "It's an iconic award and it's an all-genre award[s show], which is really cool for us to be recognized in...and to be able to go out there and represent Nashville."

"We're so proud of what's going on in Nashville...we moved to Nashville to write songs and the fact that people are digging those songs..."

Dan also notes that since music industry professionals vote on the Grammys, he says that being acknowledged by his peers feels "really special."

"We work hard for it...[we're] thankful for the support of the fans," he adds. "And to be supported by the industry is special as well." 

Find out if Dan Shay can preserve their flawless Grammy record Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Dan MacMedan/Getty ImagesThe 62nd Annual Grammy Awards take place this Sunday night in Los Angeles.   Last year, Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist.  This year's nominees include Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo. So what's her advice for the artist who takes home the award on Sunday?  She tells ABC Audio that you shouldn't let the expectations that come with a Grammy win keep you from making your art.

"You know, people are always going to tell you that there's gonna be a lot of pressure with that," she cautions. speaking with ABC Audio. "I think as long as you make things that you're proud of, you know, no matter what, you're always going to grow in the way that you want to as an artist. And I think that's always something that's important to remember."

She adds, "I think that the second album pressure that people tell you about, I think you have to bypass that."

Dua knows what she's talking about:  She's about to release her second album, Future Nostalgia, and it'll be her first release after her Grammy wins.  Yes, wins, plural: She also won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording last year for her Silk City collabo "Electricity."

The singer, who's spoken out about female empowerment from a variety of award show stages, says she's pleased that the artists who have the most nominations going into this Sunday's telecast are female.

"It's amazing to just see so many women nominated this year!" she gushes. "So I'm super-excited and super happy for them." 

The Grammys, hosted by Alicia Keys and featuring performances by Billie, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, The Jonas Brothers and many more, air Sunday night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

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Disney Channel/Image Group LAThe long wait for Meghan Trainor’s third studio album, Treat Myself, is almost over.

The singer first teased the track list for the album earlier this week with emojis in place of the song titles. Now, she’s released all the titles except one -- the second song on the album, which she represented with the handshake emoji.

The track list reveals features by The Pussycat Dolls and AJ Mitchell. The recently-reunited Pussycat Dolls join Meghan on a new version of song, “Genetics,” which she first released last September. AJ duets with her on a track called “After You.” The album also includes the lead single, “Waves,” featuring Mike Sabath.

The 15-track Treat Myself comes out January 31.

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ABC/Image Group LAHalsey had to delete a tweet and apologize after she inadvertently wished that New York City's One World Trade Center would "collapse."

As E! Online reports, Halsey was miffed that the website Pitchfork gave her new album Manic a poor review, writing, ""Too much of this album sounds like the amorphous pop that you might associate with a miserable Lyft ride."

In a tweet -- captured by PopCrave before it was deleted -- Halsey wrote, "Can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already."

A journalist saw the tweet and reacted by writing, "losing my mind thinking about the person on halsey’s team who had to tell her she just called for the collapse of one world trade." 

It turns out that the Pitchfork offices are located in One World Trade Center, the main building of the World Trade Center complex that was rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It's currently the tallest building in the U.S.

Halsey saw the journalist's tweet and retweeted it with the comment, "ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm. Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding."

Since then, even that tweet has apparently been deleted.

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ABC/Image Group LABillie Eilish has debuted the video for her new single, "everything i wanted."

The clip, directed by Eilish herself, finds her driving beside her brother and collaborator, Finneas. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.

"My brother and I wrote this song about each other," Eilish explains. "I wanted to create a visual that emphasizes that no matter what, we'll be there for each other through everything."

Eilish dropped "everything i wanted" last November. It was the first new song she released to follow her smash debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

If you're craving more new Billie music, she's recording the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die, which hits theaters in April.

Meanwhile, Eilish will compete for six awards at this year's Grammys, held Sunday, January 26. She's also performing at the ceremony.

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Clive Davis and Whitney Houston in 2008; Larry Busacca/WireImageThe legendary music executive who discovered Whitney Houston is developing a new biopic about the iconic artist.

Clive Davis, who signed Whitney to Arista Records in 1983, tells the Los Angeles Times he was "very disappointed" by two recent documentaries about the singer, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in May.

Whitney: Can I Be Me was released in 2017 without the cooperation of Houston’s family, followed by Whitney in 2018, which was authorized by the Houston estate.

Davis complains about the 2017 film’s "sensationalistic" treatment of Houston's marriage to Bobby Brown. He also didn't approve of how the Whitney doc focused on an allegation that she was sexually abused as a child. 

Now chief creative officer at Sony Music, Davis says he's "looking forward to putting together" a new biopic with a "great writer and a great director."

The 87-year-old music guru is hosting one of the biggest entertainment parties of the year, his annual pre-Grammy Awards gala, Saturday night in L.A. The event will be special for him because he'll present the Industry Icon award to his protégé, Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Davis, who launched Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in 1993, remembered how Combs had the vision that hip-hop could become mainstream and should be played on pop radio stations. 

"The top 40 should accommodate hip hop," Diddy told him, and Davis saw that Combs could connect him with a culture which was foreign to him.

"I was working with my divas, OK? Whitney and Aretha [Franklin] and Dionne [Warwick]," Davis says. "My contacts would not have drawn me to the street."

Bad Boy Records also began the career of The Notorious B.I.G., who will also be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on May 2 in Cleveland.

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Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic Sam Smith's version of Donna Summer's disco classic "I Feel Love" has earned the British singer a number-one hit.

The song tops Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.  It's their third trip to number one on the chart, following their 2018 single with Calvin Harris, "Promises," and 2015's "Omen," a collaboration with Disclosure.

When Sam first recorded "I Feel Love," they wrote on Instagram, "As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing. This song to me is an anthem of our community and it was an honor and most importantly so much fun to have a go at it. Highest song I've ever f***ing sang. But a joy."

"I Feel Love"  was also featured in Target's holiday campaign.

Summer's original version, released in 1977, reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and is considered to be among the most influential records ever made.  In 2011, the Library of Congress added it to its National Recording Registry.

In other Sam Smith news, their collaboration with Normani, "Dancing with a Stranger," has been certified for sales of 10 million units.  Sam posted a video featuring live performance footage, as well as behind-the-scenes clips of the video shoot and wrote on Instagram, "10 MILLION RECORDS SOLD!! Wow. That is huge. Sending so much love to the team...mind is blown. Thank you everyone who has supported this song!!"

10 MILLION RECORDS SOLD!! Wow. That is huge. Sending so much love to the team @Normani @stargate and the wonderful @jimmynapes ❤ mind is blown pic.twitter.com/aKfYde3Uom

— Sam Smith (@samsmith) January 22, 2020

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Phil McCarten/CBSAs usual, Sunday night's Grammy Awards will include "Grammy Moments," where artists who don't normally perform together take the stage for a special performance.

One of the highlights: Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo and Mason Ramsey will come together as the "Old Town Road All-Stars" to perform the chart-topping song, along with "other surprise guests."

Additionally, Camila Cabello, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper and rapper Common will join a number of other artists, including Broadway star Ben Platt, ballerina Misty Copeland, blues/rock singer/guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and actress Debbie Allen, for a performance underlining the importance of music in schools. 

The group will perform "I Sing the Body Electric," the rousing closing number from the 1980 movie Fame, about students at New York's High School of the Performing Arts.  Debbie Allen starred in the original movie.

That performance will also be a tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, who on Sunday night will complete his 40th and final Grammy telecast.

"To bring high-caliber artists like [these] together on one stage fulfills a dream of mine," said Ehrlich. "To be able to do this on the GRAMMY stage makes it unforgettable for me."

As previously reported, the Grammy telecast, hosted by Alicia Keys, will also feature performances by Lizzo, Billie Eilish, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Rich, Aerosmith and more.  It airs Sunday night at 8:00 ET on CBS.

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PepsiCoLizzo is joining Harry Styles for the pre-Super Bowl festivities this year.

The singer has signed on to be a special guest at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl party on Friday, January 31 in Miami. Harry and super-producer Mark Ronson were previously announced as performers.

“I can’t wait to hit the Pepsi stage, perform and party with Harry and Mark! Let’s go Miami!” Lizzo says in a statement.

Lizzo and Harry are mutual fans of one another. Last month, Harry covered Lizzo’s hit, “Juice,” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, after which Lizzo posted her love for the cover.

The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl event tickets are on sale now.

Super Bowl 54 takes place on Sunday, on February 2.

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ABC NewsTuesday on ABC's Good Morning America, ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan told her side of the story in a contentious debate that's roiled the music industry just days before the Grammy Awards.

Dugan claims she was pushed out after exposing alleged sexual harassment, nomination rigging, and what she described as a toxic "boy's club" that sidelined women and minority groups. In response, the Recording Academy alleges it was Dugan who created a "toxic and intolerable" work environment and is investigating both Ms. Dugan's alleged potential misconduct and her subsequent allegations.

Regarding the nomination rigging, Dugan told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Thursday, "There are incidents of conflict of interest that taints the results."

Stephanopoulos then read out loud what's written in her complaint: "One artist who initially ranked 18 out of 20 in the 2019 Song of the Year category ended up with a nomination. This artist was actually permitted to sit on the Song of the Year nomination committee. Incredibly, this artist is also represented by a member of the Board."

"Who is this person?" Stephanopoulos then asked.

Dugan and her lawyer wouldn't reveal the artist's identity, but Dugan went on to say that that alleged incident wasn't an isolated one.

"It's not even just that one room. I have evidence that in another room....there were complaints made in the jazz category," she began, before Stephanopoulos interrupted her, saying, "That was gonna be my next question, so you do have evidence?

"I do," she responded.

As a reminder, last year's Song of the Year winner was Childish Gambino's "This Is America."  The other nominees were Lady Gaga's "Shallow," "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai, "God's Plan" by Drake, "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes, "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, and "The Joke," by Brandi Carlile.

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ABC/Kelsey McNealIn the era of spoilers and album leaks, it was only a matter of time before Lady Gaga had to deal with a leak of her very own when one of her unreleased songs unexpectedly found its way online.

The alleged song, called "Stupid Love," was leaked Tuesday and fans, obviously, went nuts. 

However, it seems the "Bad Romance" artist is taking the whole thing in stride.  

Mother Monster took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell her fans in her own special way that they need to calm down.  Posting a photo of a young girl wearing a black ski mask under a pair of headphones, Gaga jokingly wrote, "Can y'all stop?"

In kind, her fans teased the "Shallow" singer back, begging her to drop her new music while joking that they won't stop now that they have a taste of her new music.

It is unknown when exactly Lady Gaga will drop her upcoming studio.  However, she began teasing the album back in March in response to rumors that she was pregnant with A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper's child by writing "Rumors I’m pregnant?  Yeah, I'm pregnant with #LG6."

Well, it seems that her "due date" may be approaching thanks to a recent report from British tabloid The Sun.

The paper claims that Gaga will return with "a major new single on February 7."

Whether or not the single in question was actually "Stupid Love" has yet to be seen.

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Elena Brovko/iStockAfter splitting about two months ago, Channing Tatum and singer Jessie J have rekindled the flame and are giving love another shot.

E! News spoke with an insider who claims the couple is "fully back together" after taking a break from their relationship.

The source continues, "They took a few weeks apart but ultimately decided they really care about each other" and that they "seem very happy to be spending time together again."

The two were first romantically linked in October 2018, shortly after the Magic Mike actor separated with ex-wife Jenna Dewan

In mid-December 2019, reports surfaced that Jessie J and Tatum were on the outs.

Sources told Us Weekly on December 19 that the breakup was amicable, with one source saying “Channing Tatum and Jessie J broke up about a month ago.  They are still really close and still good friends.”

Looks like time heals all wounds, though, at least for these two lovebirds!

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