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The Billboard Music Awards get underway tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Las Vegas, but many winners have already been announced.

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, each of whom had 15 nominations going into the telecast, are currently multiple winners.  Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Chris Stapleton, Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi are also winners.

Kendrick has won six BBMAs already, including Top Billboard 200 Album for DAMN., Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio) for "HUMBLE."

Bruno Mars has five wins: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album for 24K Magic and Top R&B Song for "That's What I Like."

Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran have four wins each.  Imagine Dragons won Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Evolve and Top Rock Song for "Believer."  Ed Sheeran won Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song for "Shape of You."

Ed Sheeran will appear via satellite; Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are not expected to appear on tonight's show.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have three wins for Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Selling Song all for "Despacito."

Country star Chris Stapleton has won three: Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for From A Room Vol. 1.

The Chainsmokers have won Top Dance/Electronic Album for Memories: Do Not Open and Top Dance/Electronic Song for "Something Just Like This."

U2 has won Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour.

The BBMAs, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will feature performances by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Maren Morris, Ariana Grande, Kesha and many more.

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LAVA/Republic RecordsJessie J is taking an interesting approach to the release of her fourth album, R.O.S.E.: She's doing it in four stages.

May 22 will see the release of R.O.S.E. (Realisations), followed by R.O.S.E (Obsessions) on May 23, R.O.S.E. (Sex) on May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) out May 25.  

“It's crazy that it's been 4 years since I released new music,” says Jessie. "I have done so much growing in the last few years. You can hear it in the music: The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.” 

Jessie has also released a video for her latest single "Queen," an anthem of self-empowerment in which she sings, "I love my body, I love my skin, I am a goddess, I am a queen."  The video features women of all ethnic backgrounds, shapes and sizes.

"The message it carries and the power the message has, has the potential to live on forever," Jessie says. "I truly want as many women around the world to hear the song. To feel the lyric, to believe them, and to sing them out loud!!"

She adds, "There is no better time than now to empower each other and lift each other up. I hope this video and song can help and remind any woman that she is beautiful and is a queen. All women are queens.”

Here are the track listings for the four EPs:

R.O.S.E. (Realisations)
"Oh Lord" (Interlude)
"Think About That"
"Easy On Me"

R.O.S.E. (Obsessions)
"Real Deal"
"Not My Ex"
"Four Letter Word"

R.O.S.E (Sex)
"One Night Lover"

R.O.S.E (Empowerment)
"Rose Challenge" (Interlude)
"Someone’s Lady"
"I Believe In Love"

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ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale airs this Sunday on ABC, but the three remaining contestants have already released the songs that will be their "coronation singles," should they be crowned the winner on Monday night.

Maddie Poppe's song "Gone Gone Gone," is an upbeat, folk-influenced modern pop song that suits her voice well.  It's somewhat reminiscent of Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' song "Home."

Caleb Lee Hutchinson's single "Johnny Cash Heart" is country through and through, and its lyrics refer to the deep love between late country icon Johnny Cash and his beloved wife, June Carter Cash.  "You are my June/June in my Johnny Cash heart," he sings.

Gabby Barrett's song "Rivers Deep" is soulful pop with a some gospel thrown in, and shows off her powerful voice.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the other songs the finalists will sing on Sunday night include Caleb doing Johnny Cash's classic "Folsom Prison Blues," Gabby singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Maddie performing "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.

The American Idol finale begins at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and continues Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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OK Kid Recordings via AWAL RecordingsBen Rector, who scored a big hit a few years back with the song "Brand New," has returned with some brand new songs.

Ben's new album, Magic, is due June 22, and two tracks -- "Old Friends" and "I Will Always Be Yours" -- are available now.

The new album was partially inspired by the birth of Ben's first child, Jane, last July.  He says, "That was literal magic."  But the album is also nostalgic, with songs about childhood friends and old loves.  Another nostalgic touch: "I Will Always Be Yours" features a guitar solo from Steve Stevens, who famously played with '80s icon Billy Idol.

Speaking to Billboard about "Old Friends," Ben says, "I wrote [it] after a conversation with my mom about keeping up with my best friend from high school.  Towards the end of the call she said, 'You know what they say: You can't make old friends.' I sat down to write and was immediately flooded with memories from growing up."

He adds, "It struck me how powerful that feeling was, that I missed both the people I grew up with and the naivety of that time more than I realized. Magic has a thread of nostalgia, both lyrically and sonically, running through it, and this felt like a good introduction -- and I hope it makes people want to call their old friends.” 

Ben's 2015 album Brand New was his sixth, but his first to hit the top 10.  The song "Brand New" was a top five radio hit.

Here's the track list:

1. "Extraordinary Magic"
2. "I Will Always Be Yours"
3. "Drive"
4. "Old Friends"
5. "Duo"
6. "Kids"
7. "Green"
8. "Sometimes"
9. "Wherever You Are"
10. "Over and Over"
11. "Boxes"
12. "Peace"
13. "Love Like This"

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Elias TahanIt's not even officially summer yet, but 98 Degrees has already announced a holiday tour.

The trek will kick off November 1 in Winnipeg, Canada, and wrap up December 21 in Appleton, WI. Visit the band's website for full details.  The group did a similar tour last year and plan to make it an annual event.

Speaking to People magazine, the group's Nick Lachey says he's looking forward to singing holiday songs from the group's 1999 album, This Christmas, and their 2017 album, Let It Snow.

“The songs just put you in a great spirit and I think the audience feels the same way,” Nick says. "It’s why we love to do stuff like this around the holidays. It just puts us in a great spirit and gets you ready for a very special time of year.”

Nick says his favorite Christmas songs are "Let It Snow," "O Holy Night" and "Mary Did You Know," but he's not tired of any of the seasonal favorites on their albums.

"What was fun about doing a tour like that [last year] is I thought I’d be kind of sick of Christmas before I got to Christmas, but I never found myself feeling that way," he explains.

That's a good thing, because as Nick tells People, his wife Vanessa "will literally put on holiday music starting early October.” 

He adds,  “We’ve listened to literally everything that’s possibly released during a holiday season by the time it’s all said and done, but she gives a slight edge to Nick Lachey and 98 Degrees’ music.”

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Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran, currently on tour in Ireland, is upset that one of his songs has been co-opted against his wishes by supporters on one side of a hot-button political issue.

On his Instagram Story, Ed posted a statement reading, "I've been informed that my song 'Small Bump' is being used to promote the Pro-Life campaign, and I feel it's important to let you know I have not given approval for this use, and it does not reflect what the song is about."

"Small Bump," which appears on Ed's debut album, Plus, was written about a close friend of his whose baby was stillborn.  It features the lyrics, "'Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months then torn from life/Maybe you were needed up there but we're still unaware as why."

Ireland is currently preparing for a nationwide vote that will decide the legality of abortion in the country.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAJR guests on a new song from superstar DJ Steve Aoki called "Pretender." The track, which also features rapper Lil Yachty, is available now for digital download.

"Wrote this song about social anxiety and insecurity," AJR says of "Pretender". "It made us feel a little better, hope it helps you too."

Earlier this year, AJR released a new track called "Burn the House Down," the follow-up single to their hit "Sober Up," which features Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.

AJR recently wrapped a headlining tour in support of their latest album, The Click. The trio will hit a number of festivals this spring and summer, including Hangout, Forecastle and Bumbershoot.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentBritish and European fans of Justin Timberlake will be disappointed to learn that the singer has made some major changes to his overseas tour schedule.

As Metro reports, JT's Man of the Woods tour was supposed to begin June 22 in Paris, but that's now been pushed back to July 3.  According to Metro, Justin's concert promoter issued a statement saying that they and the singer "apologize for any inconvenience to fans."

Meanwhile, Justin has also canceled three U.K. dates: Birmingham on June 28, Manchester on July 2 and Glasgow, Scotland on July 6.  A scheduled July 5 show in Glasgow has been moved to July 7, and a July 1 concert in Manchester has been moved to August 29.  A Birmingham show on June 27 has been moved to August 27.

Fans can get full refunds for the canceled dates and use the same tickets for the rescheduled dates.

There's no reason given as to why Justin's schedule changed. The North American leg of the Man of the Woods tour will wrap up in Memphis, TN on May 30.

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Brian ZiffA bunch of big stars have released new music today. Here's a roundup:

Shawn Mendes has dropped yet another track from his forthcoming self-titled third album, due May 25.  "Where Were You in the Morning" is an R&B-flavored track that finds Shawn mourning the fact that he's woken up to find his one-night stand has split. He sings, "Where were you in the morning baby?/You didn't leave your number for me/Left me without a warning baby/How do you just walk away?"

Camila Cabello has teamed up with Pharrell -- who co-wrote "Havana" -- for "Sangria Wine." It's a bilingual track that Camila performed live on her recently wrapped Never Be the Same Tour.

Demi Lovato is providing vocals for British group Clean Bandit on their new single, "Solo."  Talking about the song, Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto says in a statement, "Breaking apart from someone you love very much can be unbearably painful, but finding yourself again can be a beautiful thing if you do your solitude right. Self-care is like an art in itself and we tried to look at this in a fun way."

She adds, "The first time we met Demi was over FaceTime, believe it or not! She was recording in Alabama and we were recording in London and we recorded the song like this -- over the ocean! When we finally met in person to shoot the music video, it was beautiful. She was so lovely and it was a joy to film her.”

Alessia Cara, who's currently working on her sophomore album, has teamed up with hip-hop singer, songwriter and producer KYLE for a duet called "Babies."  It's about two people who aren't sure they're mature enough for a real romance: Alessia sings, "We're far from school, don't know the rules, we don't have to/we have no clue/And maybe, we're still babies/We don't have to know/We still got time to grow."

Finally, "Best Day of My Life" group American Authors have returned with a new single called "Deep Water." In a statement, lead singer Zac Barnett says, "'Deep Water' is about treading through the hardest times with the people that are closest to you. We’ve all experienced loss and struggle, and there’s no way we would have made it through without our loved ones' help.”

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Believe it or not, next year marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and the tragic event is being examined in a two-hour ABC special airing Thursday, May 24.

The Last Days of Michael Jackson explores the late King of Pop's life and legacy, via interviews with those who knew him, and never-before-seen footage of interviews MJ did with Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer

The show also will feature new interviews with Derek "Cooley" Jaxson, who taught Michael how to moonwalk; the MJ impersonator Navi, who served as the star's decoy at public appearances; and Lisa Staub, a tour operator who was in front of MJ's house the day he died.

The Last Days of Michael Jackson airs May 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, MJ is getting his own street in the Motor City.  According to the Detroit Free Press, the city will rename a stretch of Randolph Street in the theater district "Michael Jackson Avenue."  A ceremony will be held June 15, as part of the Detroit Music Weekend festival.  The surviving members of The Jackson 5 will also receive a key to the city by Mayor Mike Duggan, and will play a headlining concert during the festival.

The honor comes nearly 50 years after The Jackson 5's July 23, 1968, audition for Motown Records. They were initially turned down by label head Berry Gordy, but he reconsidered and signed them in early 1969.  The group remained on the label through 1975, scoring hits like "I Want You Back," "ABC" and "I'll Be There."

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Atlantic RecordsBebe Rexha is the latest artist to defend "Girls," the collabo that teams her with Rita Ora, Cardi B and Charli XCX.

As previously reported, the song and the artists were criticized by LGBTQ artists because all four women were assumed to be straight, and because some LGBTQ people felt the lyrics -- "Red wine/I just wanna kiss girls" -- suggested that being bisexual is something women only do when they're drunk.  They also took issue with the fact that six of the song's nine writers were male.

Rita and Cardi subsequently said that the song was true for them because they've both had experiences with women. Bebe now tells Entertainment Weekly, "My sexual life is nobody’s business. But we’re singing a song about kissing girls and that remains true to who I am. It’s the life that I live and it’s honest to me.”

Bebe adds that she was angry at the assumption that all four women were heterosexual.

"The question of whether [it] was true to us was completely dismissed,” she says. “People automatically went for the negative instead of saying: ‘Well maybe these girls do kiss girls, maybe Bebe is bi.’ You don’t know about my sexual orientation, so I felt disrespected.”

Bebe adds, "I’ve kissed girls, you know what I mean? And I don’t do it because it’s fun or whatever. Do you have to be fully lesbian to put out a song about kissing girls? What if you’re bi? Isn’t the point of being supportive of the LGBTQ community that you can love whoever you want and everything is fluid and non-judgmental?”

Bebe does acknowledge, though, that the line about red wine is "f***ed up," noting, "I get it...I don’t drink red wine and say, ‘I wanna kiss girls.’”

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Republic RecordsJames Bay's sophomore album Electric Light, out now, features the singer showing off not just a new sound, but a new look: He ditched his signature hat and cut his hair short.  According to James, fans have been responding extremely well to both these changes.

"People are diggin' the haircut, which is really nice!" he laughs. "And the new sound...yeah, there's been an incredible reaction. That was a really special feeling, 'cause to have new music out again for the first time in such a long time, and feel that reaction, is amazing."

Electric Light, which James previewed with the tracks "Us," "Wild Love" and "Pink Lemonade," features more edgy and adventurous production than his Grammy-nominated debut, Chaos and the Calm.

"I spent most of my life putting together my first album," he says. "And all the music that inspired [it] is what I was listening to. Then suddenly I'm touring the first album, I'm playing a certain sound live and I'm listening to the sound that inspired all gets a bit much."

That's when James decided to cleanse his sonic palate with a bunch of artists who were new to him, including David Bowie, Prince, Lorde, Blondie, The Strokes, Drake and Frank Ocean.

"I fell in love with all this music...and that really is what inspires you when you're going into the studio," he tells ABC Radio. "And when it's done enough of that job, you have to get into the studio."

Despite the edgy new production, James feels Electric Light won't ever sound dated, because he created the songs themselves to be "timeless."

"The production and the sound of the record are absolutely of the moment," he explains. "But the songs  -- they're songs that can exist into the future, and could have existed before."

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This year's Billboard Music Award Icon, Janet Jackson, today celebrates the 25th anniversary of her seminal 1993 album, janet. The entertainer talks to Billboard about the personal transformation expressed in the album's songs, noting that the project "had a deeply sensual edge, because that's what I was going through in my life."

"I was discovering freedom in physical pleasure and loved writing about sexuality," she continues. "I tried to do it subtly and tastefully, but I also wanted to push the boundaries a bit."

And she did just that. Janet promoted the album by appearing topless on the cover of Rolling Stone with the hands of her then-husband Rene Elizondo, Jr. covering her breasts.  janet. went on to produce six top ten hits.

Now, the icon is working on a new chapter in her life as a mom.  She's also working on a new album, but won't give Billboard very much information about it.

"I wish I could," Janet says.  "I'm not trying to avoid the question and be secretive, but the truth is that I don't try to analyze the creative process while it's still ongoing."

What Janet does say about her creative process, though, is that she's "very intuitive about writing. Anything can inspire me."

"I woke up this morning and heard a bird chirping in a rhythm that captivated my heart," Janet says. "Maybe that will turn into a new groove. Like everyone else, my feelings are fluid. My ideas are fleeting. I like to keep it that way."

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ABC/Eric McCandlessThe American Idol two-night finale begins Sunday night, as Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe face off against each other for the crown.   Host Ryan Seacrest says right now, it's hard to predict who'll win because the voting is extremely close.

"I looked at the votes, it's very tight," Seacrest tells ABC Radio. "We haven't really talked much about that. But during that last episode on Sunday, it was going back and forth between the finalists that had made it."

But does Ryan think America picked the right final three?  He admits, "I was sad to see some of them leave, especially Michael J. Woodard. I loved him, a lot of people loved him...but they've picked three great contestants who have their own style, who deserve to be there...each of 'em wants to be the one that wins."

O.K., so how can Gabby, Caleb and Maddie go about being the winner?  Judge Katy Perry tells ABC Radio, "In the top three, there are some people that are better at performance, some people are better at their artistic delivery, some people that are original tones. And so they just gotta know what their strong suits are and play those cards right."

Luke Bryan agrees, saying that what the contestants need to do to win is "stick with what got 'em here."  But while he believes America "might know what they're already gonna do," he still thinks the contestants have to "keep turning it up." 

As previously reported, all three judges will perform on the finale, as will Bebe Rexha, Patti LaBelle, Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, Yolanda Adams, guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and Kermit the Frog.

The American Idol finale begins Sunday night at 8 p.m. and concludes Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Image Group LA/ABCThe Weeknd put out his so-called "breakup album" My Dear Melancholy back in March, but it turns out the singer originally had a much happier project in mind.

“Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done,” The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, tells TIME magazine. “Which wasn’t melancholy at all because it was a different time in my life.”

While The Weeknd won't confirm if that album was written about his relationship with Selena Gomez, it was presumably influenced by their happier times together. He says the album was “very upbeat” and “beautiful," but adds that he's now moved past that part of his life and confirms he’s now -- “without a doubt” -- single.

“I don’t want to perform something that I don’t feel,” he says, adding that the upbeat album will “never” see the light of day.

As for My Dear Melancholy, he says recording that EP was "therapeutic."

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Miller MobleyJanet Jackson, who will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her seminal album janet. on Friday, is enjoying a new chapter in her life: motherhood.    

Speaking about her relationship with her first child Eissa, the icon tells Billboard, "Let me...say that my son, even in his short 17 months on the planet, has showed me that love, no matter how deeply you believe you have experienced that emotion, can always go deeper." 

"Love is limitless," she adds. 

"And for someone like me, raised in show business where self-concern is always a priority, how fortunate I am now to be concerned, first and foremost, with the welfare of someone else. Day after day and night after night, holding my baby in my arms, I am at peace." 

She continues, "I am blessed. I feel bliss. In those moments, all is right with the world."

Janet also reveals the one artist who's special to both her and Eissa.

"I...have a special place in my heart for Bruno Mars," she begins. 

"Bruno was really the first music my son responded to. During and after his birth, I comforted myself with Brazilian jazz, music that always relaxes me."

"Then when the baby began crawling, Bruno was breaking out big and on the radio all the time." 

"That delighted both of us," she adds. 

"Bruno is a throwback to the days when the greatest artists could do it all: write, sing, dance, produce."  

Janet will receive this year's Billboard Music Awards ICON award and she'll do her first TV performance in nine years on the awards show telecast, airing Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET on NBC, live from Las Vegas. 

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Credit: Salvador OchoaSting and Shaggy will team up for a North American tour this fall in support of their recently released collaborative album, 44/876.

The trek, which follows a summer European outing, kicks off September 15 in Miami Beach, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 15 show in Los Angeles.

The concerts will feature the two artists hitting the stage together to perform selections from 44/876, as well as various songs from each other's back catalogs, such as The Police's Every Breath You Take" and "Message in a Bottle," Sting's solo hit "Englishman in New York," and Shaggy's smash hits "It Wasn't Me," "Mr. Boombastic," and "Angel." Musicians from both singer's backing bands will take part in the trek.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Sting's fan club will have the chance to buy advance tickets starting this Monday, May 21; visit for more details. Each ticket purchased online will include either a CD or digital copy of 44/876.

In other news, a companion album called 44/876: The Remixes will be released Friday, May 25. The 12-track collection features eight alternate mixes of 44/876's lead single, "Don't Make Me Wait," as well as remixes of "Dreaming in the U.S.A.," "Morning Is Coming," "Just One Lifetime" and "Gotta Get Back My Baby."

That same day, Sting and Shaggy will perform a free show together in New York City's Central Park as part of the ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Visit for more details.

Here are Sting and Shaggy's joint North American tour dates:

9/15 -- Miami Beach, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
9/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
9/19 -- Oxon Hill, MD, The Theater at MGM National Harbor
9/20 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
9/21 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
9/25 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
9/26 -- New York, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17
9/28 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Armory
10/1 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
10/2 -- Chicago, IL, The Aragon Ballroom
10/4 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/5 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
10/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
10/10 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
10/12 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
10/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, Park Theater
10/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern

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ABC/Image Group LAShawn Mendes may not be attending the Royal Wedding this weekend, but he’s already had an encounter with British royalty.

On The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Shawn talked about his awkward run-ins with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when he performed at the Queen’s 92nd birthday concert last month.

Shawn, whose mom is British, said he was standing backstage waiting to perform when the Queen appeared and stood beside him.

“I’m, like, looking at her and you can’t say anything, you’re not allowed to speak to her unless she speaks to you first,” he said. “So it was like 10 minutes of just awkward silence between me and the Queen.”

Not only did she not speak to him, but, Shawn said, she didn’t even look his way.

The singer also revealed that he had a brush with greatness when he spotted Prince Harry and his soon-to-be-bride Meghan at the event.  As he told Ellen, he thought Meghan was Canadian, just like him, so he figured he had an "in" and could go up and say hi.  Instead, he got so starstruck that he chickened out.

“This is gonna be my biggest regret forever,” he told Ellen.

Shawn also revealed Thursday that he’ll be releasing another new song Friday from his upcoming self-titled album, called “In the Morning.”

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Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson is putting her own spin on the track “American Woman,” which serves as the theme song for the new Alicia Silverstone series of the same name.

In a behind-the-scenes clip, we see Kelly recording the song in the studio as she explains the process.

“I got to see the whole trailer for [American Woman] and the vibe of it, which I love, and I kind of got together with Jason Halbert, the producer of this song, and we wanted to create this moody kind of vibe and kind of pay homage to that ’70s classic sound of it, too,” Kelly says in the clip.

"American Woman" was originally recorded by Canadian rock band The Guess Who as an anti-war protest in 1969 and covered by Lenny Kravitz in 1998.

“There are all these things that we love and we felt we wanted to represent American Woman and the whole lyric of it,” Kelly adds. “The strength and the boldness and the powerfulness I feel like American women exude.”

American Woman, the series, stars Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels and centers on the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s. It premieres June 7 at 10 p.m. ET on Paramount Network.

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Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love ManchesterAriana Grande's reaction to the the terrorist bombing in Manchester, England that killed more than 20 people outside her concert last year was to stage an all-star benefit concert for the victims and their families.  Now, for the first time, she's sharing her feelings about the horrific incident, as part of a TIME magazine cover story.

“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain," Ariana says, sobbing. "The processing part is going to take forever.” 

She doesn't really want to discuss the actual attack, she says, because she doesn't want to "give it that much power...something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity."

"That’s why I did my best to react the way I did," Ariana continues. "The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.  Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day.”

She goes on: “I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”

But that doesn't mean Ariana's let it negatively affect her music.  Her single, "No Tears Left to Cry," is joyful because, Ariana tells TIME, "when I started to take care of myself more, then came balance, and freedom, and joy.”

That's why, she explains, everything she's put out visually to go with the song has been upside-down.

“We’ve messed with the idea of not being able to find the ground again,” she says, “because I feel like I’m finally landing back on my feet now.”

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