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Alessia Cara was Jimmy Fallon's guest on Monday's The Tonight Show, and also joined Fallon for the latest edition of his "Musical Genre Challenge."

The game featured Fallon and Alessia singing popular tunes in different musical styles. For example, Alessia delivered Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More" in the style of a 1960s folk song, and Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI's song "Stay" as a jazz/swing tune.

Jimmy gave BTS' "Butter" an '80s new wave twist and the Spider-Man theme a '60s British invasion spin.

While chatting with Fallon, Alessia discussed her new Christmas single, "Jingle Bell Rock," available on Amazon Music. As to why she chose that song over the many other holiday standards, she explained that while she normally gravitates to the more melancholy tunes, a "jolly and happy" song is what we all need right now. However, there was another reason she picked it.

"I wanted to sing the line, 'Giddy-up jingle horse." says Alessia, noting, "It makes you laugh, like, what is a jingle horse?"

The 25-year-old "Shapeshifter" singer also discussed her first band, formed with her cousins, called The Lilacs -- "We performed very small venues like my living room, my family's living room," she recalled -- and her acting turn in season two of Amazon's Yearly Departed, alongside Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, X Mayo and host Yvonne Orji.

Alessia will perform "Jingle Bell Rock, as well as her own song, "Make It to Christmas," on NBC's annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center, airing on Wednesday.

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Pink has finally collected her thoughts after her song, "All I Know So Far," was nominated for a Grammy. The single, which soundtracked her 2021 Amazon Prime Video documentary of the same name, is up for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Taking to Instagram late Wednesday, the singer thanked the Recording Academy for the honor before telling fans, "HUGE GINORMOUS THANKS to all of you for coming out to play with us and making this song possible."

Pink is up against five other songs in her category, which includes the viral sensation "Agatha All Along" from Marvel's WandaVision and the powerful "Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" ballad that Jennifer Hudson belted out in Respect.  Pink is also pitted against Bo Burnham's "All Eyes On Me" as well as Judas and the Black Messiah's "Fight for You," and "Speak Now," from the movie One Night in Miami.

We'll find out if Pink takes home the golden gramophone trophy when the 64th annual Grammy Awards airs January 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Taylor Swift is just full of surprises these days, and this one is sure to bring the holiday cheer.

The singer has released an “Old Timey Version” of her 2019 Christmas tune, “Christmas Tree Farm,” exclusively on Amazon Music. The reimagined track was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and features a new arrangement complete with a 70-piece orchestra.

Taylor also released a video with behind-the-scenes footage of her recording the song, as well as home video clips of her as a kid. “Christmas Tree Farm” was inspired by her childhood growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Red (Taylor’s Version) hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks her 10th number one on the chart, making her the second woman with at least 10 number ones after Barbra Streisand, who has 11.

The album sold 605,000 equivalent album units -- with 369,000 in physical sales. It’s the highest selling release from a female artist in 2021, as well as the biggest selling physical album of 2021.

Red (Taylor’s Version) also broke Spotify’s 24-hour streaming record, with 90.8 million streams on day one. The previous record holder was Taylor’s folklore.

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After a nearly six-year wait, Adele finally released her new album, 30, on Friday and it appears one major retailer had an issue keeping up with the stampede of fans rushing to get their hands on a copy.

According to screenshots from Twitter users, Amazon stopped selling 30 CDs hours before the album's official release and listed the product as "currently unavailable," which sparked rumors that it was already sold out.

The Amazon Help official Twitter account went into overdrive to individually address the mob of angry fans, with one reply stating, "We're sorry for the poor experience. Please feel free to keep an eye on our site for stock details, as we're unable to determine when this CD will become available."

The confusion was enough for Adele's team to step in and clarify things in a tweet, declaring, "We can confirm there are no issues with @amazon stock."

Audio CDs of Adele's 30 are now back in stock at Amazon and can be yours for $9.97.  It is unknown what caused the product to be listed as temporarily unavailable.

Despite the hiccup, Adele is throwing her arms up in the air to celebrate the massive success of her fourth studio album.  The singer took to Instagram on Friday and shared a photo of her rejoicing with a glass of wine at her studio, which she captioned, "It was a ride, so I threw my arms up and screamed! Love you all ♥️"

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Adele's new album 30 isn't coming out until November 19, but you can get a preview of one of her new songs right now in a holiday ad for Amazon.

The ad, which runs over two minutes, features Adele's song "Hold On." It tells the story of an overwhelmed young college student in what appears to be London.  When her older neighbor hears a report on the news about how young adults are struggling with anxiety, she sends the student a surprise gift via Amazon.  The tagline is, "Kindness: The Greatest Gift."

"Hold On" is a ballad in which Adele sings about going through a difficult time.  It ends, she said in her cover story for Vogue, with a chorus of her friends singing "Just hold on."  "That's what my friends used to say to me,” she explained. "That’s why I wanted them to sing it, rather than an actual choir.”

"Hold On" is one of the new songs that Adele performs in her CBS special, which airs on Sunday night.

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Last month, Coldplay christened Seattle's new Climate Pledge Arena with a special concert, but if you couldn't make it, a live EP captured at the show is available today.

Live From Climate Pledge Arena includes four songs: "Fix You," "Viva La Vida" and two songs from their new album Music of the Spheres -- "People of the Pride" and "Human Heart," with We Are KING.  The EP is available exclusively at Amazon Music.

The original concert was streamed live via Amazon Music, Prime Video and Twitch, but it'll also be released to Prime Video on November 12 if you didn't happen to catch it then.

In other Coldplay news, there's yet another remix of the band's current single with BTS, "My Universe," this time by Swedish duo Galantis.

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Courtesy Amazon Originals

Camila Cabello and Alessia Cara are just a few of the artists who've released new holiday tracks today via Amazon Music's Amazon Originals program.

Camila has recorded "I'll Be Home for Christmas," while Alessia takes on "Jingle Bell Rock."  Other artists participating this year include George Ezra, Dan + Shay, Norah Jones, She & Him, NEEDTOBREATHE and more.

"I’ve been traveling a lot since I was 15 and started working so I chose to record ["I'll Be Home for Christmas"] as an Amazon Original because I’ve always looked forward to being home in Miami with my family for Christmas,” says Camila in a statement. "I wanted to continue the world of my upcoming album Familia by having it be a Mariachi rendition because I’m half-Mexican and I grew up listening to Mariachi music."

"I’m excited to be on people’s Christmas playlists because it’s such a magical time of the year and getting to be part of the soundtrack during such an intimate family and friend holiday season is a real honor," Camila adds. "It’s truly special and really sacred.”

Dan + Shay, who rerecorded an original song called "Pick Out a Christmas Tree," say in a statement, "We sat down to write our song and it sort of poured out of us -- it was just the soundtrack for folks going out, families, friends going to a Christmas tree farm, or going to a store down the street and picking out a Christmas tree...hopefully it brings a little joy this holiday season.”

The new songs can be found on a playlist titled Merry Mix, as well as individually. Starting November 19, ask Alexa to play "Merry Mix in DJ Mode" to hear a holiday playlist featuring these new songs, classics, and stars like Mariah Carey sharing their holiday memories.

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Justin Bieber: Our World hits Amazon Prime Video today, and it documents how Justin staged his New Year's Eve livestream concert last December amid the pandemic.  Director Michael D. Ratner also directed Justin's YouTube docuseries Seasons, which detailed the singer's struggle with Lyme disease, mental health issues and drug addiction.  But Our World shows Justin at a much happier and healthier point in his life.

"I think when we made Seasons...he was coming out of a rough chapter of his life," Ratner tells ABC Audio. "Ultimately, what this film should do is provide joy for people."

"You should watch this film and take a trip down memory lane and feel the nostalgia of these old hits that he's playing, all the way to some of his [newest] hits," Ratner says, adding that Justin's growth since Seasons is "evident" in Our World.

"You're going to see him as a leader and as a 27-year-old man who's married," says Ratner.

Much of the film deals with Justin and his team attempting to stage the concert on the roof of the Beverly Hills Hotel while trying not to get COVID.

"It's essential that the performance is great and has production value and feels special," says Ranter. "But I think that the [pandemic] story...was what makes the film really work."

Ratner also praises the footage that Justin himself shot..  In one scene, filmed last December, Justin's wife Hailey asks him what his plans are for 2021, and he says he wants to have a child -- or at least start trying for one.  Ratner predicts that when that day comes, Justin will "be an incredible dad."

"I've seen him around kids, and he's so good with kids, as is Hailey," he notes. "I think that they're going to be great parents."

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Rihanna continues to build the excitement for her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 fashion event, which promotes her Savage X Fenty line of lingerie.

RiRi dropped a trailer on Tuesday for Friday's show, which will features performances by Nas, Daddy Yankee, BIA, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, Normani, and Jade Novah. Normani also took part in last year's show, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which featured appearances by Roddy Ricch, Miguel, Ella Mai and Mustard.

Over the weekend, the "Umbrella" singer posted on Instagram, "Waiting for Vol. 3 to drop knowing y'all ain't ready."

Erykah Badu will also appear on the show, along with renowned models Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and many more.

Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide beginning Friday, September 24.

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While the Rihanna Navy anxiously waits for her first new solo music in five years, Bad Gal RiRi on Thursday announced her annual Savage X Fenty fashion show.

In a brief video clip on Instagram, Rihanna seductively gyrates her bare booty, alone, with the caption, "Rihanna Presents Amazon Original Savage X Fenty Vol. 3, 9/24/21." She adds the comment, "Oh you think you ready?"

The show, streaming September 24 in over 240 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video, will "combine fashion, dance, music, and iconic architecture." Last year's presentation at the Los Angeles Convention Center featured appearances by Normani, Roddy Ricch, Miguel, Ella Mai and Mustard.

Earlier this month, Forbes declared Rihanna's fashion/music empire is now worth $1.7 billion, making her the wealthiest female musician in the world, and second to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.

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