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Pharrell Williams Receives Key To Hometown

Pharrell Williams Receives Key To Hometown

Pharrell Williams’ hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia is showing its love to the Grammy-winning producer.  According to “The Virginian-Pilot,” Pharrell returned to his old stomping grounds Saturday to receive the key to the city from Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms.  On Twitter, “Skateboard P” thanked Mayor Sessoms and said that he’s “unbelievably honored.”  Before he…

Ed Sheeran Earns First Number One Single In U.K.

Ed Sheeran Earns First Number One Single In U.K.

Ed Sheeran has earned the first number one single of his career.  “Sing,” the lead track off his upcoming “Multiply” album has jumped to the top spot on the singles chart in his native U.K. on Sunday.  The Pharrell Williams-produced song dropped last month.  Ed tells the Official Charts Company that “it’s nice to finally…

Lorde Says She’s Working On New Album, “Totally Different”

Lorde Says She's Working On New Album, "Totally Different"

Lorde is already working on a follow-up to her 2013 hit “Pure Heroine.”  In a new interview with BBC, the singer says she’s in the early stages of writing her next album and can already tell that it will be “totally different.”  She explains that her debut album was a product of “the suburb where…

Taylor Swift Makes $50-Thousand Donation To Hospital

Taylor Swift Makes $50-Thousand Donation To Hospital

Taylor Swift continues to demonstrate her generosity.  The “Philadelphia Business Journal” says the country superstar made a 50-thousand-dollar donation this week to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  The pediatric medical facility intends put the money toward special programs for teenagers battling cancer.  Hospital CEO Steven Altschuler expresses his appreciation to Taylor, saying her gift will “help…

Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” Still At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" Still At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Coldplay is still working its magic at the top of the Billboard 200.  The group’s latest effort “Ghost Stories” hung on to the number one spot on the album chart for a second week after selling another 83-thousand copies.  Last week “Ghost Stories” scored the biggest debut of the year so far.  And with a…

Kelly Clarkson Tweets About Pregnancy

Kelly Clarkson Tweets About Pregnancy

Kelly Clarkson says she’s ready to be a mother.  The pregnant pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to give fans an update on her health.  She writes, “Ok my baby girl needs to come on out ASAP. Mama is tired, swollen and miserable!”  Kelly and new husband Brandon Blackstock announced they were expecting back…

Ed Sheeran Hints At Writing On New One Direction Album

Ed Sheeran Hints At Writing On New One Direction Album

Ed Sheeran is dropping hints about a collaboration with One Direction.  During his appearance on a U.K. radio station Tuesday, the singer commented on some recent tweets revealing he’d been doing some songwriting.  Ed confirmed that the tracks weren’t written for himself, but for what he called “a certain boy band.”  Ed also added that…

Katy Perry Spotted With Ex Rob Ackroyd

Katy Perry Spotted With Ex Rob Ackroyd

Katy Perry may be rekindling an old romance.  The pop star reportedly threw a party on Saturday to celebrate the end of her European tour.  “The Sun” says Florence + The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd, whom Katy was rumored to be dating two years ago, was among those in attendance.  A source tells the paper…

Taylor Swift Calls Next Album Her “Favorite” Yet

Taylor Swift Calls Next Album Her "Favorite" Yet

Taylor Swift says the wheels are already turning for her next album.  During a press conference in Shanghai over the weekend, the country star said there is an upside to closing the final leg of her “Red” tour in Asia. She added that she’s “very excited” to know she’ll soon be returning home to wrap…

Lorde Announces Fall North American Tour Dates

Lorde Announces Fall North American Tour Dates

Lorde is returning stateside this fall.  The 17-year-old from New Zealand has announced new tour dates for two months of shows in North America, starting with her Lollapalooza gig in Chicago on August 1st.  Still promoting her debut album “Pure Heroine,” Lorde is set to travel across the country until mid-October, when she’ll close with…

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