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Maroon 5's upcoming Las Vegas residency may include

Maroon 5's upcoming Las Vegas residency may include "unexpected" song choices for a "unique" experience

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Maroon 5's Las Vegas residency kicks off March 24 at the Dolby Live theater at Park MGM. They're currently trying to figure out how to fit their countless hits into one 90-minute show — and still "bring something unique to the experience."

"That's the challenge for us ... just the singles fill up 90 minutes, which is a great problem for a band to have," Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine laughs. But, he notes, "We want to bring something unique to this experience. So we have a couple ideas ... some maybe unexpected song choices that we're going to bring out."

Two of the hit singles being considered might be "Animals" and "Moves Like Jagger"; both of them just hit 1 billion streams on Spotify. James says it's hard to conceive of numbers like that, especially considering what the music business was like when they started 20 years ago.

"None of it existed," he says of streaming services. "We released our first record in 2002 when people were still purchasing compact discs and before there was really a legal way to buy music online." 

He adds, "So to have gone through the inception of the iTunes Store and then Spotify, Apple Music ... and then now to be coming into this new era of AI and what that's going to do for music creation." 

Of what the music business will look like in another 20 years, James says, "I don't think anyone has any idea!" But he suspects artists might be cut out of the equation entirely.

"The technology is already there for generative AI to come up with a Maroon 5 song," he laughs. "So, y'know, we might not be needed in a few years."

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Doja Cat hints more rap will be included on next album

Doja Cat hints more rap will be included on next album

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Doja Cat has a new album coming out this year and has hinted it'll contain more rap songs.

Speaking with Variety, Doja acknowledged people think of her as a pop artist because of songs like "Kiss Me More" and "Say So." That's why she's calls "Vegas" one of "the greatest experiences" she's had.

"Everyone knows [Elvis'] 'Hound Dog' — but I was able to give it my own spin. I went in and I was like, ‘Finally, I get to rap again,'" she recalled. "A lot of people discredit me, so it’s nice to just put another one in the f***ing bucket for a great rap song."

Doja understands using pop-inspired hooks did allow for some success, but she's ready to prove herself in rap and R&B music.

There's also another genre she is flirting with: "I want to explore punk. But not pop-punk," Doja said. "I want to explore more of a raw, unfiltered, hardcore punk sort of thing."

While the singer is making punk songs "for my own personal fun," Doja's not sure the songs will make it onto her future album. According to her, punk and rap "[do] not mesh."

Although she has yet to announce a title or release date for her new album, Doja appeared disinclined to tour in support of it. "I do want to make sure that everything I’m doing right now in terms of recording is solidified before I make any decisions," she noted.

Elsewhere in the interview, Doja spoke of her love of going to war with online trolls. "I need to respond," she said, adding she is "very good at handling" trolls because she grew up with that online culture. "I will gladly join in, balls to the wall. It’s fun for me."

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Pink teams up with global stadiums to reveal 'TRUSTFALL' track list, collabs with The Lumineers, Chris Stapleton, First Aid Kit

Pink teams up with global stadiums to reveal 'TRUSTFALL' track list, collabs with The Lumineers, Chris Stapleton, First Aid Kit

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Pink made it a global effort to reveal the track list for her new album, TRUSTFALL, with various venues revealing one song title.

The worldwide effort kicked off Wednesday, with international stadiums and arenas crafting unique billboards to reveal a new song off the upcoming album.

For example, Madison Square Garden revealed there's a song called "When I Get There," while Paris' La Défense Arena put up a billboard showing a song named "Turbulence." The Parisian venue also noted that track is one of the final songs to appear on the album.

Other track name reveals included the song "Runaway," which was featured on billboards outside of two Canadian facilities — Rogers Arena in Vancouver and Montreal's Centre Bell — as well as the songs "Last Call" outside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, "Hate Me" via KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, "Lost Cause," courtesy of T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and "Feel Something" from Denver, Colorado's Ball Arena.

A few of these billboards confirmed collaborations, such as Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, revealing the track "Long Way To Go" will feature "Ho Hey" singers The Lumineers.

Another collab announcement came from the Bolton Wanderers Football Club in Bolton, England, which announced the track "Kids In Love" will feature the Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit.

Pink, who previously released the album's title track and the anthem "Never Not Gonna Dance Again," shared each announcement to her Instagram Story.  She later posted the entire track list on Instagram, revealing the final two titles: "Our Song" and "Just Say I'm Sorry." The latter track is a duet with Chris Stapleton; the two also sang together on "Love Me Anyway" on Pink's 2019 Hurts 2B Human.

TRUSTFALL arrives February 17.

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Pink teams up with global stadiums to reveal 'TRUSTFALL' track list, collab with The Lumineers

Pink teams up with global stadiums to reveal 'TRUSTFALL' track list, collab with The Lumineers

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Pink made it a global effort to reveal the track list for her new album, TRUSTFALL, with various venues revealing one song title.

The worldwide effort kicked off Wednesday, with international stadiums and arenas crafting unique billboards to reveal a new song off the upcoming album.

For example, Madison Square Garden revealed there's a song called "When I Get There," while Paris' La Défense Arena put up a billboard showing a song named "Turbulence." The Parisian venue also noted that track is one of the final songs to appear on the album.

Other track name reveals included the song "Runaway," which was featured on billboards outside of two Canadian facilities — Rogers Arena in Vancouver and Montreal's Centre Bell — as well as the songs "Last Call" outside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, "Hate Me" via KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, "Lost Cause," courtesy of T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and "Feel Something" from Denver, Colorado's Ball Arena.

A few of these billboards confirmed collaborations, such as Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, revealing the track "Long Way To Go" will feature "Ho Hey" singers The Lumineers.

Another collab announcement came from the Bolton Wanderers Football Club in Bolton, England, which announced the track "Kids In Love" will feature the band First Aid Kit.

Pink, who previously released the album's title track and the anthem "Never Not Gonna Dance Again," shared each announcement to her Instagram Story.

It is possible more track reveals will come; the album consists of 13 tracks, meaning there are more titles left to be unveiled. In addition, the order in which these tracks appear remains unknown.

Pink's new album, TRUSTFALL, arrives February 17.

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Music notes: Doja Cat, Britney Spears, Yung Gravy, Selena Gomez, BLACKPINK, Joe Jonas and Lewis Capaldi

Music notes: Doja Cat, Britney Spears, Yung Gravy, Selena Gomez, BLACKPINK, Joe Jonas and Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat takes exception to people likening her shaving her head to Britney Spears' 2007 mental breakdown. "It’s so incredibly disrespectful for people to be minimizing what Britney went through and make a joke out of something that was very serious and a big deal in her life," she told Variety. "It’s just an awful thing."

Yung Gravy loves his MILFs — what he calls "Moms I'd Like to Feed" — and stars in a new Jimmy John's commercial that parodies The Bachelor. He stars in the fake reality dating show Milf & Cookies; aside from fake tears and cookie puns, the ad is all about promoting the chain's new red velvet cookie.

BLACKPINK extended their Born Pink World Tour with new dates in Australia and Mexico. The ladies announced Tuesday on Twitter how fans can sign up for the presale and also when general ticket sales go online. 

Selena Gomez shared three makeup-free selfies, titled "Me." Fans are raving over her natural beauty and wavy hair.

Joe Jonas showed off his interviewing skills in what appeared to be a goofy nonsense video, but fans glommed on to the final question Joe asked Nick Jonas. Joe had asked, "When?" Nick instantly replied, "Now." Fans think the Jonas Brothers might have something big coming soon. They also noted the video contained a longer cut of their upcoming new song "Wings."

Lewis Capaldi is the final performer announced for the BRIT Awards — the United Kingdom's equivalent of the Grammys. "Last time I played The BRIT Awards I was so scared that I had a panic attack before I went on, and then got hammered afterwards. Looking forward to more of the same this year," he said in a statement. He's nominated for Song of the Year.

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Steve Lacy, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat on 'Rolling Stone' List of 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023

Steve Lacy, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat on 'Rolling Stone' List of 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023

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Some of pop's biggest names are also pop's most fashionable artists, according to Rolling Stone in its latest, sure-to-be-controversial list of the 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023. Yes, 2023 just started, but whatever.

The list was voted on by a number of top fashion journalists, buyers, stylists and designers. Perhaps the most controversial thing is that Harry Styles is "only" #22 out of 25. The mag notes that his strength when it comes to fashion is "blend[ing] the iconography of the rock greats with his own gender-blending flair."

The three artists considered less stylish than Harry? Dua Lipa at #25, Cardi B at #24 and Beyoncé at #23. Why wasn't Bey higher on the list? "Only because her 2022 left us so psyched to see what she has in store for 2023," the magazine writes.

The top five artists on the list are Lil Nas X at #5, Rihanna at #4, Rosalía at #3, Doja Cat at #2 and, surprisingly, "Bad Habit" singer Steve Lacy at #1. Why? According to Rolling Stone, it's because he "understands shape and proportion" and "can balance weirdness with the refinement of a seasoned editor," doing it all without a stylist.

The other artists who made the list: Billie Eilish, BTS' J-Hope, BLACKPINK, Bad Bunny and Kendrick Lamar.

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Lizzo becomes a superhero for

Lizzo becomes a superhero for "Special" music video

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Lizzo is a special superhero — literally. She suits up in a glorious purple costume in the music video for "Special," which she released on Wednesday.

In the clip, Lizzo leads a dual life between her "Lizzo" superhero persona and her civilian self, who is named "Melly." Fans of the singer know she was born Melissa Jefferson and Melly is her nickname.

Melly works as a waitress and struggles with difficult customers who tell her to eat a salad or pepper her with spitballs.

Meanwhile, Lizzo the hero uses her powers of flight, super speed, invulnerability and more to rescue those in need of saving and put evildoers in their place. Despite all her good deeds — such as saving a child from being hit by a car — some people distrust her and take to the streets in protest.

Things change when Lizzo rescues a baby from a burning building. After the public embraces Lizzo, Melly finds her confidence to stand up for herself against those who bully her.

"Special" is the title track of her latest album, which she released on July 15. Special has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Lizzo was also nominated for Record and Song of the Year for "About Damn Time," which is also up for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Find out if Lizzo wins when the Grammys air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Ellie Goulding releases new dance track

Ellie Goulding releases new dance track "Like A Saviour" and its music video

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Ellie Goulding is starting the countdown for her next album, Higher than Heaven, by releasing the dance track "Like A Saviour" and its music video.

"We made Like A Saviour as we were coming out of lockdown and it’s one I’ve been waiting for you to all hear. I hope you love it too," she announced on Instagram. She invited fans to interact with the new song by making their own Reels about it.

The new single is elevated with a thumping bass intertwined with '80s inspired synths as Ellie sings about finding love as she recovers from a dark time in her life. She sings, "Spinning in your starlight/ You got the power to ease my mind/ You're leading me out of the dark/ Like a saviour, shining in my soul."

It appears this song sets the tone for Ellie's forthcoming album, which arrives March 24. "There was definitely a darkness about [the past two years] that was palpable in the studio, with everyone having gone through it differently. I think for that reason, nobody wanted to sit and agonise over some relationship or some drama," she said in a statement.

Ellie said that feeling is what inspired her new album, which is "about being passionately in love. But it's a hyper form of love, almost like a drug induced feeling. It feels almost artificial and there's the potential for a crash."

She has previously released the Higher than Heaven tracks "Let It Die" and "Easy Lover."

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Lizzo and Lewis Capaldi get wax figures at Madame Tussauds

Lizzo and Lewis Capaldi get wax figures at Madame Tussauds

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Two Madame Tussauds museums immortalized singers Lizzo and Lewis Capaldi with their very own wax figures.

Fans can visit Lizzo's in Las Vegas, while Lewis' statue is located in the Blackpool, England, location.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled the Lizzo figure on Tuesday. It shows the singer donning the white Versace gown and matching feathery stole she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards. Of course, the museum also replicated the Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, which was valued at $2 million, she wore on the red carpet.

"It’s About Damn Time! Lizzo’s new wax figure is here," the museum announced, including two photos of Lizzo posing next to her wax doppelgänger. The singer shared the images on her Instagram Story and wrote, "Love this."

As for Lewis, he got a little intimate with his wax figure and shared a video of himself getting on his knees and unzipping the statue's pants. "I feel sorry for every girl I've ever been with," he joked. He then looked toward the camera, as though unimpressed with what he saw, before leaning in to give the statue a kiss.

"At long last I am able to play with myself in the ways I’ve always wanted. dream come true that your favourite handsome celeb will be in @madametussauds soon!" he captioned the frisky video. The figure should be installed sometime this spring.

The museum also shared a different reaction from Lewis, where he appeared disturbed by the statue's resemblance. The singer recovered and began cracking jokes about its hair.

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Report: Rihanna files to trademark

Report: Rihanna files to trademark "Fenty Kids"

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Looks like Rihanna's Fenty fashion empire is about to grow with a new line of kids clothing.

The singer quietly filed paperwork last month under her company Roraj Trade to trademark "Fenty Kids," and her fans are just now picking up on it. The documents, which were submitted January 20, suggested this potential new line of clothes would include "infantwear, infants sleepers, booties, baby bibs not of paper, cloth diapers, caps, swim caps, berets, beanies, hats."

The filing lists clothing and accessories seemingly needed for every season, type of weather and time of day.

The filing has since been accepted, but a final decision on whether or not Rihanna will secure the trademark has yet to be determined as it is currently awaiting examination.

It is unknown when Rihanna plans on launching a potential kids line. It should be noted that, in some cases, trademarks are filed to ensure other entities don't use that name. Either way, count her fans — especially those who are parents — excited.

In July, the singer filed to trademark "Fenty Hair," which would cover brushes, combs, wigs, curlers, scrunchies, hair bands, clips, bows, pins and more. No developments have come from that filing as of yet.

As for Rihanna's other Fenty-inspired ventures, she has launched the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, her Fenty Beauty makeup line and the skincare line Fenty Skin.

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