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ABC/Randy HolmesOn Friday, John Mayer released "Wave One" of his new album The Search for Everything: He plans to release four songs a month, every month.  John also spoke to Rolling Stone about what inspired the new songs.

The single "Love on the Weekend," John says, was inspired by Los Angeles. "The reason I love L.A. is because it's the world's greatest backdrop for love," he says. "There is a culture here of the lovers' getaway."

"Moving On and Getting Over" was inspired by a breakup, but John says that by the time he was done with it, he was feeling more hopeful and less heartbroken. "The end has a jam...," he says. "If I'd had to finish this song a year ago, it wouldn't have this ending. This ending is me coming back to it two years later and going, 'I've moved on, so it gets a happy ending.'"

"Changing" is what John calls "the spiritual centerpiece of the album," and says the whole first verse came to him in an instant.  But that was only 30 seconds, so he then had to turn it into an actual song.  "It sounds simple, but it took forever," he recalls.

"You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" is a song that John describes as "open and revealing." He says he wrote it one night, and adds, "What you hear on the song is the original take. I couldn't sing the vocals again if I tried."

John will continue to release new songs in the next few months, and the entire physical album will arrive in the spring.

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ABC/Craig SjodinAdam Levine's new movie must be pretty good: It hasn't even had its world premiere and it's already gotten deals for theatrical and online distribution.

Deadline reports that Netflix will have the streaming video-on-demand rights for the movie, Fun Mom Dinner, while eOne's Momentum Pictures will distribute the movie in theaters.  The deals are said to be worth $5 million.

As previously reported, the movie stars Adam as a bar owner who plays a pivotal role in a night out planned by four moms which takes an unexpected turn. In addition to the Maroon 5 frontman, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett and Katie Aselton star in the film, which marks the directorial debut of Alethea Jones.

The movie will world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27.

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RCA Records/Walt Disney RecordsPink's "Just Like Fire" and Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" are eligible to receive Oscar nominations on Tuesday, but for now, they'll have to be content with nominations from the Guild of Music Supervisors.

The awards recognize music supervisors -- the people who select the music for media such as films, TV, games and movie trailers -- but also songs themselves.  Justin and Pink are both nominated in the category of Best Song/Recording Created for a Film: Justin's #1 hit was from Trolls, while Pink's was from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

The other nominees include "City of Stars," from La La Land, and Twenty One Pilots' hit "Heathens," from Suicide Squad.

The awards will take place February 16 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Joseph LlanesA Great Big World is ready to take on North America with a brand new headlining tour.

The Grammy-winning duo -- Ian Axel and Chad King -- will kick things off on March 17 in Annapolis, Maryland. Throughout the 10-show trek, they’ll hit cities like Boston, Chicago and New York, before wrapping in Minneapolis on March 28.

This tour, in support of the duo's current album When The Morning Comes,  is being described as an “unplugged” acoustic set. Tickets are on sale now at AGreatBigworld.com.

Here are the dates:

3/17 -- Ram’s Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
3/18 -- The Hamilton, Washington, DC
3/20 -- World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
3/21 -- Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
3/22 -- Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
3/23 -- Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
3/25 -- Mod Club, Toronto, ON
3/26 -- The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
3/27 -- Space, Chicago, IL
3/28 -- Skyway Theatre - Studio B, Minneapolis, MN

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Luke GilfordTroye Sivan’s latest music video, for the song “Heaven”, pays tribute to LGBT activism. The black-and-white clip features Troye in a man’s embrace, intercut with archival footage of gay rights protests.

Troye, who came out as gay when he was 15, says in a statement, "We have always been here. We will always be here. This video is dedicated to all who've come before me and fought for our cause and those who now continue the fight. In dark and light times, let's love forever."

The Australian singer tells Vulture that he wrote the song about his experience of being closeted as a young teen. He says the video was inspired by the 2012 AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague.

“I wanted to take a more historical, factual approach to this video,” he says. “I think at times that can be more powerful. I think it’s a story that is seldom told.”

Troye adds, “I really, desperately wanted to pay tribute to and say thank you to those people who came before me.”

"Heaven," featuring Betty Who, is the latest single off Troye's Blue Neighbourhood album.

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XL Recordings/Columbia; Parkwood/ColumbiaHeading into next month's Grammy Awards, Adele's 25 and Beyonce's Lemonade might seem evenly matched when it comes to the Album of the Year race.  Both women are multiple Grammy winners, critical darlings and top sellers.  However, Billboard reports that Beyonce is likely to walk away with the night's most prestigious honor, because Grammy voters don't like reruns.

Billboard notes that in the entire history of the Grammy Awards, only five music artists have won Album of the Year more than once: U2, Taylor Swift, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.  Since Adele has already won Album of the Year -- for her album 21 -- voters are likely to give someone else a chance, and Beyonce has never won this particular category.

Also working against Adele is the fact that her album came out all the way back in 2015, while Beyonce's album, released in early 2016, feels fresher and more of a reflection of what's happening in the world today.  Not only that, but critics liked Lemonade more than 25 -- according to Metacritic, the site that aggregates all reviews, Lemonade got a 92 percent positive rating, versus 25's 75 percent.

One Grammy voter tells Billboard, "The Grammys like to give album of the year to the person who really opened up a personal journal. Last time, that was Adele, but this time it was Beyoncé." 

Another voter tells the publication, "I think a lot of people feel we're overdue to really reward Beyoncé for her Beyoncé-ness."

However, Adele is favored to win either Record or Song of the Year -- or both -- for "Hello."

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Columbia RecordsJohn Mayer's just released his first new batch of songs since 2013's Paradise Valley. As he announced a few weeks ago, he's putting out his new album The Search for Everything in groups of four songs, every month. This first batch is an EP called The Search for Everything: Wave One.

"The Search for Everything Wave One is out now. I can’t wait for you to hear it," John said on Twitter. "My heart’s racing. These songs represent literally hundreds of hours of living inside of these little worlds. And more to come."

John recorded the new music with the same lineup he used for his album Continuum, including Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass.  The songs range from the mellow first single to "Love on the Weekend," to the self-reflective ballad "Changing," the more funky, uptempo "Moving on and Getting Over," and the touching "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me," which recalls the Eagles' classic Desperado.

It's not clear exactly when we can expect the next batch of songs.

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Trae Patton/CBSThis isn't exactly a surprise, but Adele will be returning to the stage at next month's Grammy Awards.

Adele is up for five Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for 25 and Record and Song of the Year for "Hello."  She already has 10 Grammys on her trophy shelf.  It's not clear which song Adele will be singing: last year, her performance of "All I Ask" was marred by technical difficulties.

Adele is also a pal of Grammy host James Corden; her installment of his Carpool Karaoke is the most-viewed of all time.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 12 on CBS.

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Image Group LA/ABCAdam Levine is about to grace the big screen once again.

After making his movie debut playing a musician in the film Begin Again, Adam will now portray a bar owner in Fun Mom Dinner, a movie that's premiering at the Sundance Film Festival at the end of this month.  The movie, directed by Althea Jones, stars Molly Shannon and Toni Collette.

Fun Mom Dinner is about a woman named Emily who feels she gave up her identity when she had kids.  She and three other moms plan a boozy night out, but things take a surprising turn, and the experience turns into an evening they'll never forget. Adam's character plays a pivotal role in the action.

Fun Mom Dinner has its world premiere January 27 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  Adam and Maroon 5 will head out on the road starting February 20 in Milwaukee.

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Calvin AurandCalum Scott’s debut single, “Dancing on My Own,” proved to be a hit, and now he’s keeping the rhythm going with another new song. The singer has released the music video for his latest single, “Rhythm Inside.”

The video aims to capture the theme of the song, which is about the feelings you get at the start of a relationship. Calum stands in the middle of a dance party, as he watches sparks begin to fly between various party-goers.

“There's a rhythm inside/That I can't slow down/In this moment in time/No, I won't stop now/I give up/My hand's up/For love,” he sings.

Calum first gained attention as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015. His cover of the Robyn song “Dancing on My Own” went viral and went on to become the best-selling U.K. single of 2016 by a British solo artist. Calum recently wrapped his first North American tour.

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicShe's so into him: Ariana Grande has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to her boyfriend Mac Miller.

Ariana posted an Instagram video of the two of them jamming out to what sounds like a traditional Mexican song.  She captioned it, "happy birthday to my best friend for life / soulmate @larryfisherman i love you with all my heart."

Thursday, Mac, who was born Malcolm James McCormick, turned 25.  The name "Larry Fisherman" is Mac's Instagram handle, but it's also a pseudonym Mac uses when he works as a producer.

Ariana and Mac first teamed up on her single "The Way," which appeared on her debut album.  He also appears on a remix of "Into You."  She's a guest on his song "My Favorite Part," from his album The Divine Feminine.

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C Flanigan/FilmMagicAdd The Backstreet Boys to the list of artists who were invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration but aren't going to do it. However, according to Backstreet's Brian Littrell, they didn't turn it down for ideological reasons: they just couldn't make it work with their schedule.

Speaking to TMZ, Brian says, "They asked me to ask the guys to sing but it just didn't work out....I woulda been there if I could have...we're starting rehearsals for our Vegas show. So it's like, it just couldn't happen." 

But Brian, a Trump supporter, adds that he thinks everyone should stop fighting over the inauguration and unite to support our new Commander-In-Chief.

"Just love each other, man.  [Don't] use it as divide," he told TMZ. "'Cause this guy, as of Friday, he's gonna be our president, and he's gonna do so many great things, in my opinion...for this nation, and even for those people who disapprove of him."

The Backstreet Boys start their Las Vegas residency in March.

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ABC/Image Group LAYou’ll be seeing Justin Timberlake on your TV screen during the Super Bowl this year, but he won’t be taking the halftime stage again. Instead, he’s starring in a new commercial set to air during the big game on February 5.

According to AdWeek, the 30-second spot is for for the beverage company Bai [BYE] Brands. Justin’s an investor in the company and last year was named its “Chief Flavor Officer.”

The founder and CEO of Bai, Ben Weiss, says in a statement that Justin “played an integral role” in the development of the commercial.

"Justin has been working closely with our team on several new projects and we are excited to see them all come to life in 2017. This is just the beginning," Weiss adds.

Justin previously performed at the 2004 Super Bowl, where he was the catalyst for Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction. He also appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Pepsi back in 2008.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABC; Dan MartensenWhile we don't know what's going on between Jennifer Lopez and Drake in the romance department, the entertainer has confirmed that she and Drizzy are at least recording together.

Speaking to Extra, JLo said, "We did one song together! I don’t know if we will do more – we will see!” 

She also told Entertainment Tonight, ""He just asked me to do a song with him and that's what we've been doing. We'll see if it's on his next album." 

They may be simply collaborating musically, but the two have been spending an awful lot of time together for people who just "did one song."  And usually people who just do "one song" don't cuddle with each other on Instagram, either. Stay tuned.

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Sonja Flemming/CBSFifth Harmony didn't let a little thing like a missing member stop them from delivering for their fans last night at the People's Choice Awards.

The singing group made their first appearance as a quartet during the CBS telecast, following Camila Cabello's sudden departure for a solo career last month.  The four ladies performed "Work from Home," the lead single from their latest album, 7/27.

Fifth Harmony also took home the People's Choice Award for Favorite Group.  Speaking for all of them, Dinah Jane Hansen thanked the group's fans, aka "Harmonizers," during their acceptance speech, declaring, "We would be nothing without you, please believe that.  We love you so so so much."

If you want to hear for yourself what Fifth Harmony sounds like without Cabello, they're performing February 20 in San Antonio, TX.  You can find ticket info and more on Fifth Harmony's official website.

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Brian HigbeeWhile its first single, "Fresh Eyes," has gone gold, we still don't know when Andy Grammer's new album will be out.  But the singer says finishing a record is always a long process for him, because he feels it's important to write a ton of songs in order to come up with truly meaningful ones.

"I just hate hearing songs where you know the words didn't have to come out of the person's mouth," Andy tells ABC Radio. "You hear a song and you're like, 'Oh, those are lyrics, those are words'" ...meaning that the song doesn't seem to convey any particular emotion or feeling.”

Andy continues, "And then you sometimes hear someone sing a song, and you go 'Whoa, they needed to say that!  That needed to come out of them!' And I think to get the lyrics to feel that way, you have to just write and write and write and write."

As far as "Fresh Eyes" goes, it definitely came from a real place. It was inspired by a time that Andy saw his wife looking completely different and doing something he'd never seen her do, and felt like he was looking at a complete stranger.

"It's kind of about rediscovering love with someone you've been in love with for a little while, and I think we all go through that, right?" he says. "It started as a love song to my wife but it can be taken in a bunch of different ways."  

Andy proved that with the powerful and touching "Fresh Eyes" video, which features him and a team of people giving free makeovers to the residents of a homeless shelter in L.A., transforming them from people who are usually overlooked, into people who are truly being "seen" for the first time in a long time.

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Weiss EubanksKelly Clarkson's famous for her singing voice, but now she's lending her speaking voice to a new animated Christmas movie called The Star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie re-tells the story of the first Christmas from the animals' point of view.  It follows a brave donkey who heads off on an adventure, and teams up with a sheep named Ruth and a dove named Dave.  They run across three camels, and they end up following the Star of Bethlehem and stumbling into "the greatest story ever told."

In addition to Kelly, the movie's cast includes The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun, Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant, Keegan Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Anderson, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Ving Rhames, among others.  It's not clear which role Kelly will play.

The Star arrives in theaters November 10 of this year.

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteFlo Rida’s no stranger to performing around beautiful women, and later this month, he’ll be doing just that at the Miss Universe pageant.

The rapper is set to take the stage at the annual ceremony, airing live on Fox January 29 at 7 p.m. ET.

Steve Harvey is returning to host again this year, despite flubbing the winner announcement last year. He mistakenly named Miss Colombia the winner, instead of Miss Philippines.

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Courtesy Lady Gaga/NFL/PepsiWe may not know exactly what Lady Gaga has in store for her halftime performance at the Super Bowl, but we do know one thing: she's going to perform "Bad Romance."

A new video tweeted out by Pepsi, the halftime show's sponsor, shows Gaga's choreographer Richy Jackson leading a hand-selected troupe of dancers through choreography for "Bad Romance," complete with the signature "monster claw" hand moves from the song's iconic video.

Also in the video, Gaga declares that her performance will be "special" because, she claims, "I've been planning this since I was four."

"For me, it's all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn't normally come together," Gaga continues. "The thing is, it's such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it's been done so many times, I think the challenge is to look at it and say, 'What can I do differently? How can I elevate certain little things here and there and also make it about the music?'"

We'll see what she comes up with on February 5 in Houston. 

Meanwhile, despite a source claiming to Entertainment Tonight that Gaga has been barred from mentioning politics or Donald Trump during her performance, the NFL has issued no such directive.  The Washington Post reports that the NFL released a statement saying ET's report was "unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none.”

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ABC/Paula LoboThe first round of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and among them is 10-time Grammy winner John Legend.  

Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, along with heavy metal legends Metallica, are also scheduled to perform at the prestigious ceremony.  

While Legend is not up for any Grammys this year, the "Love Me Now" singer currently stars in the critically-acclaimed romantic musical La La Land, whose score has been nominated for -- or won -- many accolades since its release.

You can catch the 2017 Grammy Awards, hosted by late-night talk show host James Corden, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. 

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