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Twenty One Pilots’ “Blurryface” notches 100th consecutive week on “Billboard” 200

Image Group LA/ABCMy name's Blurryface and I'm still on the Billboard 200.

Twenty One Pilots' breakthrough album has now spent 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. The title reached the milestone this week, charting at number 27 on the tally

During its run, which began when it debuted at number one in June of 2015, Blurryface has never fallen out of the top 40 on the Billboard 200. The lowest it's ever gotten was number 36. The album, which spawned the hit singles "Stressed Out" and "Ride," has since been certified three times platinum.

Last month, Twenty One Pilots wrapped their North American Emotional Roadshow arena tour in support of Blurryface. They'll play a five-show run in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio, dubbed the Tour de Columbus, this June.

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Kelly Clarkson freaks out after being surprised with birthday “girls trip”

Weiss EubanksMonday is Kelly Clarkson's birthday, but she got her present early...and she was so excited about it, she almost cried.

On Twitter Friday afternoon, Kelly posted a video of herself, with no makeup, hair up in a ponytail, in sweats, working out a puzzle with Scrabble letters.  "Woke up this morning to a birthday scavenger hunt that ended with an anagram!! Best surprise ever!" she captioned the video.

In the video, she spells out, "Pack your bags" and "A girls trip."  Then she looks confused and says, "Wait...what?"

The woman filming the video says, "We're going on a girls trip! We're not tellin' you where yet."  Off camera a man -- possibly Kelly's husband -- says, "We're sending you on a girls trip with all the ladies."  The woman adds, "We're leaving tonight!"

Kelly yells "Whaat!" and starts jumping up and down.  "And your sister and your mom are coming..." adds the woman.

"I'm totally gonna cry," says an amazed Kelly, clasping her hands to her chest with joy.  "That was the goal!" the woman laughs.

It's no surprise Kelly's excited about her trip: she has four kids in her house, including her baby son Remy, who just turned one, her daughter River, and her two stepchildren.  Sometimes mama just needs to get away.

 

 

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Watch Harry Styles deny insane tabloid stories on The Graham Norton Show

PA Wire/PA Images/BBC AMERICAAs a member of one of the world's biggest bands, who for a time dated one of the world's most famous women, Harry Styles has been the subject of his fair share of crazy tabloid stories.  He was able to confirm -- and deny -- some of them while taping a new episode of British chat show, The Graham Norton Show.

In a clip from the upcoming episode, Norton reads off a list of insane stories, which Harry then responds to with facial expressions...and sometimes verbal confirmation or denial.  Among the stories he denies: he and Liam Payne got an STD from a koala, he uses sheep placenta to keep his skin looking great, and -- this one is really nuts -- he had sex with Barack Obama.

As the audience laughed at that last one, Harry responded, with a straight face, "I'm legally not allowed to say."

At the end of the bit, Norton asks him about the rumor that he auditioned for the lead role in the upcoming Young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film.  Harry looks pensive at first, then grins but shakes his head.

"That might be a yes!" Norton teases, as the rest of the guests all insist that it's a "yes" -- but Harry did not respond.

You can watch the entire interview with Harry when The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC America Saturday, April 29 at 11 p.m. ET.

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Christina Grimmie’s posthumous EP, “Side B,” out now

Republic Records/Yoni GoldbergChristina Grimmie’s music continues to live on. Her posthumous EP, called Side B, was released today.

The EP contains three new songs from the singer, plus a new recording of Christina’s cover of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” which she first performed as a contestant on The Voice.

The new tracks include the lead single “Invisible,” the R&B-tinged ballad “I Only Miss You When I Breathe,” and a song about complicated love called “The Game.” Those three songs will also be included on a 10-song album called All Is Vanity, which is being released on June 2 in conjunction with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Proceeds from the Side B EP go towards a memorial fund in Christina’s name. The 22-year-old singer was gunned down by a deranged fan following a concert in Orlando, Florida on June 10, 2016.

There will also be a special announcement regarding Christina on NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday, April 25.

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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull extend their joint tour into the fall

PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentEnrique Iglesias and Pitbull are having too much fun to stop now.  They've just added 18 additional dates to their summer joint tour, extending the trek into the fall.

The summer tour kicks off June 1 and wraps up July 6, while the fall leg gets underway September 22 in Houston.  The final date is October 28 in Oakland, CA.  An extra show has also been added to the summer leg: a July 1 show at New York's Madison Square Garden.  Tickets for all the new dates go on sale Friday, April 28.

Here are the new fall dates:

9/22 -- Houston, TX Toyota Center
9/23 -- Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
9/24 -- Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9/26 -- Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
9/29 -- Orlando, FL Amway Center
9/30 -- Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
10/3 -- Washington, DC Verizon Center
10/6 -- St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10/7 -- Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
10/10 -- Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/12 -- Boston, MA TD Garden
10/13 -- Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/14 -- Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/20 -- Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
10/21 -- Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/22 -- San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10/27 -- Los Angeles, CA The Forum
10/28 -- Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena

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Zayn invites us to sexy, smoky house party in “Still Got Time” video

RCA RecordsWhat’s it like to be invited to a party at Zayn’s house? The video for his song with PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Still Got Time,” gives you some idea.

The clip was filmed home movie-style at the singer’s real-life London home. He invited a bunch of guests for a smoky, seductive bash and had cameras capture the whole thing.

The video’s director, Calmatic, says of the unconventional shoot, “When I got there we met at [Zayn’s] crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable. So we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll. The rest is history."

We even catch a glimpse of Zayn getting his latest tattoo at the party -- he inked “SGT,” the initials for “Still Got Time,” on his arm.

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Charlie Puth: Don’t pay so much “Attention” to social media

Catie LaffoonCharlie Puth's new single "Attention" is about a girl who wants just that...but when it comes to real life, Charlie says too much of our attention is taken up these days by our phones and social media.

Speaking to People magazine, Charlie says getting a "like" on Facebook or Instagram sends a rush of dopamine to your brain, and it can be addictive.  He cautions, "Social media is important, but we should venture out a little bit and not rely on it for self approval.”

"There is nothing wrong with Instagram,” he adds. “It’s a huge reason for my social presence, but it’s also important to counter that with nature walks. It’s so important to realize your surroundings...You don’t have to always look in your phone. That’s the main thing.”

"Attention" is the first single from Charlie's upcoming sophomore album. As previously reported, it's being used in a new immersive music experience in L.A. called The Attention Room, with visuals designed to replicate the brain's reaction to getting attention.

The "See You Again" singer will hit the road as the opening act on Shawn Mendes' North American tour, which begins July 6 in Portland, OR.

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MGK and Hailee Steinfeld go through the worst in new “At My Best” video

Malachi LeeMachine Gun Kelly and Hailee Steinfeld are tortured loners who finally find each other in the new video for their collabo "At My Best."

The video shows MGK running and walking through the streets of a city at night, and locked in a bathroom, raging at the mirror and generally looking miserable.  Hailee is equally miserable as she leans against a wall in an alleyway, wearing a sexy outfit she doesn't look comfortable in.

She spends the rest of the video wandering through a nightclub alone, getting bumped by random people as she sings the chorus, "If you can't take me at my worst/you don't deserve me at my best."  Finally, she leaves, and she and Machine Gun Kelly meet up in the street, where they look at each other as if to say, "You complete me."

"At My Best" is from MGK's new album bloom, which is due May 12.  If you pre-order it now, you'll get three instant downloads: "Bad Things," the rapper's hit with Camila Cabello; "At My Best," and a song called "Trap Paris" featuring Quavo of Migos and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Katy Perry spits out Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappucino

Olivia BeeAdd Katy Perry to the list of people who aren't fans of Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappucino.

According to People, Katy posted an Instagram story that showed her taking a sip of the latest beverage trend while sporting a long blond wig.  But then she makes a face and spits it out.

Adding a unicorn emoji, she wrote on the photo, "I couldn’t handle drinking my own blood.”

The drink is a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, a "sour blue drizzle" and "a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.” 

A barista went viral with an online rant against the drink, while others are concerned that it contains 59 grams of sugar and clocks in at more than 400 calories.  But People reports that there have been more than 100 thousand tweets and counting about the beverage since it launched.

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Sales Go Crazy: Prince sold more albums in 2016 than any other artist

NPG Records/Warner Bros. RecordsFriday marks the one-year anniversary of Prince's tragic death, and Billboard reports that amazingly, the late icon sold more albums than any other artist over the past year...including Adele.

Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince's catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since April 21, 2016.  As you might expect, most of those sales took place in the month after his death from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

Of those 7.7 million copies, 2.3 million were traditional album sales.  In 2016, Adele sold 2.23 million albums, so Prince actually outsold her, though not by much.

Prince's best-selling songs last year include "Purple Rain," with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss."  His best-selling albums last year were The Very Best of Prince, with 668,000 copies sold, followed by Purple Rain and 1999.

Also of note is the fact that since Prince's death, according to Billboard, his music has been played a lot more on the radio, and that's continued into this year. His most popular hit at radio this year is "When Doves Cry."

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