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Can a chart-topping '90s vocal group beat a chart-topping modern-day vocal group on a game show?  Tune in  Sunday night to find out, as Wilson Phillips takes on Pentatonix on ABC's Celebrity Family Feud.

Billboard has a preview clip of the episode, which mostly features host Steve Harvey attempting to pronounce the surnames of the members of Pentatonix. He makes it through most of them, but blows it when it comes to member Kevin Olusala [oh-LOO-shah-la].

As for Wilson Phillips, the "Hold On" group's team includes original members Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips Baldwin, as well as Chynna's half-sister Bijou Phillips and Carnie and Wendy's mom, Marilyn.

Celebrity Family Feud airs at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC.

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Ed Sheeran is gearing up to embark on his multi-city Mathematics stadium tour next year, but he won't be going alone. 

The superstar reveals to the U.K.'s Capital FM that his wife, Cherry, and daughter Lyra will be joining him on the outing, which will takes him across Europe for six months. 

Though Cherry didn't join Ed on his record-setting ÷ Tour that ran from 2017-2019, she now has the flexibility to work from any location, since like so many others she's now working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 

"She's coming fully on the road," Ed states, nothing that typically he would fly home between tour stops to be with his wife. "But we're just going to be out."

Ed shares that being able to country hop on the tour, which covers much of the U.K., is "going to be really good for Lyra as well to see other cultures," adding that by the time the tour is complete, his daughter willl be five years old and ready to start primary school "instantly."

"It's well-timed," Ed affirms. 

The Mathematics Tour kicks off in Ireland on April 28.

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Sam Smith and Summer Walker add a heartfelt touch to "You Will Be Found" for the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack. 

Sam's signature falsetto voice shines on the uplifting lyrics, while Summer provides gentle harmonies. The chorus proclaims, "So let the sun come streaming in/'Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again/Lift your head and look around/You will be found." 

The beloved song comes at the end of Act I of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which has been adapted into a film starring Ben Platt, reprising his role as the titular character. It also stars Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and others.

Dear Evan Hansen is set for release on September 24, the same day as its soundtrack.

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When he's not collaborating with seemingly every artist under the sun, Elton John is speaking out various topical issues, and one of them in particular really has him riled up.

Elton has been complaining for months that since "Brexit" -- when the U.K. left the European Union -- touring in Europe is now extremely difficult for British musicians, because they have to get special permits and visas, which are very costly.  Elton has taken part in hearings on the issue, but now, he's decided to go straight to the top.

In the new episode of his Rocket Hour Apple Music show, Elton says he's requested a meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson, but admits, "I've yet to hear back from him."

"I'm on the warpath to try to get this sorted out," Elton declares. "What has happened is that it's impossible for young artists financially to pay for visas, negotiate their way through all of the red tape that's necessary for going to Europe. It's financially impossible for them to do so."

Recalling how important is was to him personally to get to perform in Germany at age 17, Elton says, "It's so imperative for young artists to have that opportunity to do that. It makes them grow as songwriters, as artists, and as human beings. And it's their right to be able to tour wherever they want to...so, at the moment they can't, but we're going to try and fix it."

The legendary star continues, "I'm going to fight for this, and we're going to continue to try and fight for this because it's a desperate thing that's holding young artists back," adding, "It breaks my heart that these people are being held back by these ridiculous Brexit rules."

The full episode will stream Saturday on Apple Music 1.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year -- when Michael Bublé announces a deluxe edition of his massively successful album, Christmas. 

Michael is going all out for the 10th anniversary of the multi-platinum holiday album with the Super Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set, which features a bonus album with seven additional songs.  They include the original song "The Christmas Sweater,” co-written by Michael, and a new rendition of "Let It Snow!" recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. 

The Canada native also duets with Rod Stewart on "Winter Wonderland," and offers his 2015 holiday single, "The More You Give (The More You'll Have)."

Also featured in the box set is a green vinyl pressing of the original Christmas, a DVD with behind-the-scenes footage from the recording studio, and holiday-themed swag in the form of a Christmas ornament, wrapping paper and cards. 

Upon its 2011 release, Christmas reached #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200, and is one of the best-selling albums in the past 20 years.

The limited edition box set is available on November 12 in the U.S. and November 19 internationally.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have dropped the video for "Love for Sale."

The video takes us inside the studio as they record the Cole Porter classic originally released in 1930 as part of the musical The New Yorkers. Gaga treats it more as a performance than simply singing into a microphone, dancing alongside Tony as they sing, amid close-up shots of the big band. 

"We got that ending, we stuck it," Gaga confirms at song's end, the friends ending the session with a hug.

"Love for Sale" is the title track of Gaga and Bennett's latest collaborative album, which features covers of jazz standards. It's the second single off the album, preceded by “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

This will be the final studio album of Bennett's career, following his family's announcement that he's been living with Alzheimer's since 2016. 

Love for Sale is available on October 1.

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Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift is taking fans into her "Wildest Dreams" with the surprise release of her 'Taylor's Version' of the hit track. 

On Friday, the superstar offered fans a special treat by releasing her reimagined version of the song, thanks to its popularity on TikTok as part of the trending Slow Zoom videos, where the camera slow-zooms in on a person as an apropos song plays. 

“Hi!” Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on tiktok, thought you should have my version," Taylor writes on her socials, with several kissing heart emojis. 

The new rendition of the song still honors its pop roots while elevating the cinematic element. A preview of the song was shared earlier this year in the trailer for Spirit Untamed.

Upon its original release as a single in 2015, from Taylor's 1989 album, "Wildest Dreams" reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.  

Taylor is getting ready to release the re-recording of Red on November 19. She released Fearless (Taylor's Version) in April.

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Ed Sheeran is ready to send "Shivers" down fans' spines with the announcement of a 2022 stadium tour. 

Ed dropped the news via Instagram video on Friday morning that he's embarking on the + – = ÷ x Tour next year that will see him headlining several stadiums across Europe. 

The tour kicks off April 28 in Cork, Ireland and continues through September 23, when it wraps in Frankfurt, Germany.

Along the way, Ed will headline three shows at Wembley Stadium in London and host multiple two-night stays at venues including Glasgow's Hampden Park, Etihad Stadium in Manchester in Ed's native England, and the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, U.K. 

This marks the megastar's first major tour since 2019, when the two-year ÷ Tour set a record as the highest-grossing tour of all time.  

Check out the full list of tour dates on Ed's website. Tickets go on sale September 25 at 8 a.m.

 

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ABBA's Gold is has caught a second wind, rising back up the charts for the first time in three years. 

Gold: Greatest Hits, the compilation album by the Swedish pop group, soared up the Billboard 200 chart from number 114 to number 34 on the survey dated September 18. 

According to the outlet, the album moved 15,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the week ending September 9, a 61% jump, as per MRC data. Part of that includes 5,000 units in physical album sales, which allows it to climb the Top Album Sales chart from the 33rd spot to the 11th, as well.

ABBA's climb up the charts comes after the quartet dropped two new singles -- "Don't Shut Me Down" and "I Still Have Faith In You" -- earlier this month. Additionally, they announced a new album, Voyage -- their first in 40 years -- as well as a special production to open in London next year featuring digital avatars of the group's members performing their legendary songs.

Gold: Greatest Hits, which was originally released in 1992, last saw the top 40 in August 2018, when it peaked at number 25. That was likely due to the release of the movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which features the group's songs. 

All in all, the set has spent an impressive 168 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart in total since its release. 

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The Jonas Brothers are out with a brand-new single, which asks the question "Who's In Your Head"?

The mysterious single finds the brothers learning that the love of their life has cheated on them, leading them to agonize over their doomed romance. It boils down a the point where the three can't even look at their significant others without thinking of the mysterious third person who tarnished their relationship.

"I wanna know/ Who’s in your head/ Stealin’ your heart while I’m still bleeding/ Who’s in your bed/ Wrapped in your arms while I ain’t sleepin," the brothers harmonize.

And while the trio reminisce about what made them fall in love with their partner in the first place -- from their "like magic" moves to getting "lost in your halo" -- they also begin to wonder if those attributes were red flags in disguise. 

"Who's In Your Head" is available for purchase and streaming on demand now.  A music video is forthcoming. 

The Jonas Brothers are currently on their road with Kelsea Ballerini as part of their Remember This Tour.  They're set to play in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight.

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Twenty years ago on this Saturday, John Mayer's major-label debut, Room for Squares, was released.  No overnight success, the album steadily climbed the charts until it finally reached the top 10 in 2002.  Here are Five Fascinating Facts about Room for Squares:

5. The album's title is a play on the title of a 1963 album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley called No Room for Squares.

4. The original version of the album was released online in June of 2001, but after John landed a record deal with Columbia, the label remixed and re-released it with new artwork, an extra track called "3X5," and four reworked songs from John's 1999 indie EP Inside Wants Out.

3. John co-wrote several songs on Room for Squares, including "No Such Thing," with his former college buddy Clay Cook, who's now a member of the superstar country group Zac Brown Band.

2. By the end of 2002, Room for Squares had spun off the hits "No Such Thing," "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and "Why Georgia." In 2003, John won his first Grammy for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."

1. In 2006, John allowed the TV show The Office to use "Your Body Is a Wonderland," in exchange for a "Dundie" -- a fictitious award given out by Steve Carell's character -- for "Tallest Music Dude."

20 years on, John Mayer still matters. He just won an MTV VMA last Sunday, and his current album, Sob Rock, released in July, became his 10th top 10 album.

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In celebration of his 29th birthday on Thursday, Nick Jonas decided to give his fans a gift.

The singer and his tequila company Villa One are giving away a signed, custom Gibson Villa One guitar.

"Being on the road and performing with my brothers again has been amazing," Nick tells People. "I have been feeling really grateful, so for my birthday, I wanted to do something special for my fans and give them the chance to win an item that represents a couple of things that bring me joy -- music and tequila."

In order to enter, follow Villa One on Instagram and click the link in their bio. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 21.

Meanwhile, the Jonas Brothers are set to release their new song, "Who's in Your Head," on Friday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shawn Mendes is doing his part to fight climate change.

He’s announced that his Shawn Mendes Foundation, in partnership with Future Coalition, will be making a grant to support the Youth Climate Finance Alliance, which helps compensate and provide training for youth climate activists.

Shawn also plans to participate in actions led by the Youth Climate Finance Alliance, including attending virtual training sessions to better his understanding of climate finance.

“I’m excited to join in the climate movement alongside powerful youth climate organizers,” Shawn says in a statement. “Compensating young people for the climate activism work they are doing through the training is so important. We can’t wait to save our planet tomorrow, we need to defend it today and there is no better group leading change than young people.”

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Sheryl Crow is receiving a special honor later this month in her home state.

The singer will be presented with the 2021 Missouri Roots Songbook honor on the final night of the Roots N Blues festival in Columbia, Missouri, on September 26. Sheryl is headlining that night of the three-day festival, which takes place in Stephens Lake Park.

The honor celebrates Sheryl's musical and humanitarian accomplishments. She'll be the first living recipient of the Missouri Roots Songbook honor and the first woman to receive it. Previous honorees were Chuck Berry in 2018 and ragtime composer John "Blind" Boone in 2019.

Tickets for the Roots N Blues festival are available now.

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Katy Perry joins Oprah Winfrey and her bestie Gayle King for the second episode of Oprah Daily’s OG Chronicles: Joy Ride.

In this installment of the Oprah and Gayle roadtrip series, Katy meets them at a children’s store called Chicken Little in Santa Barbara, CA, where she helps Gayle shop for her daughter, who’s about to have a baby.

Katy herself became a new mom last year to Daisy Dove, and she tells Oprah and Gayle, "It's everything I was looking for. I climbed all the mountains and then I found the view."

While shopping for baby things, Katy shows the two women how to swaddle a baby and how to use a collapsible stroller. She also recommends her favorite products and weighs in on what Gayle’s future grandson will call her. For the record, Gayle wants to be called Gaia instead of grandma, but Oprah thinks it’s “pretentious.”

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