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New year, new Billie Eilish.  The singer has undergone another transformation, trading in her platinum blonde hair for a shaggy brunette chop.  

She teased the makeover on Thursday by taking to her Instagram story to share a selfie of just her eyes and a peek at her new, darker fringe.  "Guess what," she captioned the post, before taking to her profile to share the big update. 

Unveiling her dramatic, new look, Billie simply captioned the post, "Miss me?"  

Fellow Grammy-nominee Olivia Rodrigo approved of the new 'do and raved in the comment section, "omg."

This is the second time in a year the "bad guy" singer underwent a radical transformation.  In March, she ditched her signature black and green hair she sported for two years and showed off her platinum bob.  At the time, Billie revealed it took her six weeks to get the color right and wore a wig until her hair was ready.

This new look comes as Billie announces a new partnership with Gucci, which will release a limited-edition vinyl version of her Grammy-nominated album, Happier Than Ever.  "The vinyl is made from recycled vinyl scraps from all the colors of the original pressing of the record and each piece is completely unique!!" Billie raved when announcing the new venture on Thursday, adding, "[T]he set is available starting today at the following boutiques!!!"

The shiny-looking record, which is now being sold worldwide, also treats fans to some nail stickers bearing the Gucci brand.

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As if she didn't already have enough to celebrate, Britney Spears turns the big 4-0 today, December 2. Within the past few weeks, Britney's 13-year-long conservatorship was finally ended, and it appears that wedding plans with fiance Sam Asghari are proceeding quickly.  The mom of two is even thinking about having another baby. 

A few days ago, Britney teased on Instagram, "Guess what???? My b-day is coming soon!!!!"  And while we don't know how she's planning to spend her special day, let's celebrate her by highlighting just a few of her many accomplishments.

--Last year, Rolling Stone named Britney's "...Baby One More Time" the Greatest Debut Single of All Time.

--Britney has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She's also the best-selling female albums artist of the 2000s.

--Britney's scored five number-one singles and six number-one albums. Her second album, Oops!...I Did It Again, set the record for the highest debut-week sales by a female artist, with 1.39 million. That record stood until Adele's 25 broke it in 2015.

--Her honors include an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, a Grammy, six MTV VMAs, six People's Choice Awards, 12 Teen Choice Awards and the GLAAD Vanguard Award, among dozens more.

--Britney's line of signature perfumes, now numbering more than 20, has made over $1.5 billion.

--Britney's Las Vegas residency Piece of Me grossed nearly $138 million and won multiple awards.

--Among the TV shows Britney has appeared in over the years: Will & Grace, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Jane the Virgin.  She was also a judge on The X Factor's second season.

Asked to send Britney a birthday wish, her old pal Joey Fatone from *NSYNC tells ABC Audio, "To Britney: Happy 40th birthday! Have fun, enjoy, be safe. You need to party your a** off!"

"Not too crazy," he adds. "But party your a** off in the sense of, to have your freedom, to have fun, to be able to enjoy yourself and do what the hell you wanna do...obviously, within reason! So Britney, happy 40th birthday and enjoy!"

--Britney's first movie, 2002's Crossroads, written by Shonda Rhimes and co-starring Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning and Dan Aykroyd, was a box-office hit.

--Britney is a doting mother to her teenage sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, and wrote this year, "I'm so incredibly blessed to have these two little men in my life."

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With one month left before we ring in the new year, it's time to look at who ruled the music streaming charts in 2021.  Spotify is out with its annual year-end "Wrapped" lists and says its users couldn't get enough of Taylor SwiftBTS and Olivia Rodrigo.

When it came to the most popular songs in the U.S., Olivia claims first and second place with her respective hits "drivers license" and "good 4 u."  Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More" collab with SZA is the third most-popular song of 2021, while Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" and Dua Lipa's "Levitating," with DaBaby, round out the top five.

Spotify crowned Olivia's "drivers license" the most-streamed song in the world, with more than 1.1 billion global streams. Parking right behind her on the global streams chart is Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" while The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "STAY" takes third.  Olivia also snags the fourth most-streamed song of 2021 with "good 4 u," while Dua's "Levitating" ranks fifth.

Olivia also claims a first-place finish on another Spotify chart, with her debut SOUR topping the most-streamed albums list.  Dua is in second with Future Nostalgia, while Justin is third with Justice. Closing the top five is Ed Sheeran's = (Equals) and Doja's Planet Her.

Of all the artists previously mentioned, only Justin ranks among the world's top-five most-streamed artists.  The "Peaches" singer placed fifth on this year's roundup -- right after fellow Canadian Drake, who's fourth. BTS has "Permission to Dance" after finishing 2021 in third place, while Taylor will ring in the new year knowing she's the second most-streamed artist on the planet.

So, who's Spotify's top artist of 2021? Boasting over 9.1 billion streams, it's Latin superstar Bad Bunny.


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A familiar face will host next year's 64th Annual Grammy Awards. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah will return in the role and induct a new class of Grammy winners on January 31.

Next year's award show will be held at the newly renamed Arena -- formerly the Staples Center -- in Los Angeles, California.

Trevor last held down the fort for the pandemic-delayed 63rd Grammy Awards on March 14. This continues a streak LL Cool J started in 2012, where every host has returned for at least two consecutive stints. James Corden hosted both the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies, followed by Alicia Keys' back-to-back appearances in 2019 and 2020.

Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement, "We’re so excited to welcome Trevor back to the GRAMMYs stage and feel fortunate to once again have him hosting what we believe will be an unforgettable evening."  He also called Trevor an "amazing" host and said he garnered "praise from the music community, music fans and critics" during 2021's socially-distanced ceremony.

Although the host will remain the same, things will run a little differently for next year's nominees. Last week, the Recording Academy announced some changes in the so-called Big Four categories. For first time in Grammy history, there are 10 nominees up for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

Artist Jon Batiste heads into the ceremony with a leading 11 nominations.  Justin BieberDoja Cat and H.E.R. are also top nominees, with eight nods each.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will air January 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Train has been a little quiet on social media lately, even though they have a new record coming out shortly.

Taking to Instagram, frontman Pat Monahan explained the social media hiatus.  "I had my arm fixed the other day, so I'm kinda [loopy,]" he revealed, but declined to explain further on that.  Although, he did hint he's already on the mend when talking about snowball fights and said he'd "love to be a part of" them.

He also plugged the band's new holiday movie, Christmas In Tahoe, which premiered Sunday on the Hallmark Channel.  Pat stars in and executive produced the flick, which celebrates Train's first full-length holiday album of the same name that they released in 2015.  

Pat signed off by casually reminding fans, "We'll have a new record for you after the new year," which is the upcoming Welcome to the Planet that is due out January 28, 2022.  So far, no tour has been announced but the singer hinted that may change soon.

The Grammy winner captioned the video announcement, "Hi guys. Miss you all. Hope to see you soon. Happy Hanukkah and thanks for all the love."

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BTS previously credited their fans for helping them through the pandemic and, to thank them, they will livestream their upcoming concert to the world.

The K-pop sensations took over Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium this past weekend, which marked the first time in two years since they performed in front of a live audience.  The group is cycling up for another two-day takeover this week, with concerts set for Wednesday, December 1, and Thursday, December 2.

BTS knows not everyone can attend their first set of in-person concerts, so they will livestream their Thursday night performance and promise anyone -- no matter where in the world they are -- can watch.

Fans can access the show on the VenewLive streaming service.  According to the press release, the feature will include "'Multiview' live streaming technology" that "will be a groundbreaking experience, bringing BTS' unmatched energy to audiences in the stadium and around the world simultaneously."

Online viewers will be able to further "control and customize their views" by tapping into various cameras and choose the angle they like best.  Fans will also be able to let BTS know they're tuning in through interactive features, such as a "Cheer" button.

BTS' concert is set to kick off December 2 at 7:30 p.m. PST. 

When the septet took over SoFi on Sunday, they surprised fans by inviting Megan Thee Stallion onto the stage as they were singing "Butter."  Meg was supposed to join the crew during the American Music Awards and perform their summertime smash, but had to pull out last minute because of an unknown personal matter.


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Adele has done it again! To no one's surprise, her new album, 30, has landed the number-one spot on the Billboard 200. 

This is the third number one for the 33-year-old singer, who also earned the top spot for her previous albums: 2015's 25 and 2010's 21

Not only did the "Easy On Me" singer surge to the top of the Billboard 200, 30's massive success makes it the largest debut week for any album of 2021. 30 earned 839,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the week ending November 25, according to MRC Data, Billboard reports, surpassing Drake's Certified Lover Boy debut, which garnered 613,000 units for the week ending September 9.

Released on November 19, 30 is Adele's fourth studio effort and her first album in six years.

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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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Meghan Trainor is counting down the days until her original holiday single "My Kind of Present" gets an ultra-festive music video makeover.  The singer teased the upcoming treat, promising that fans will be able to indulge in some extra-spirited Christmas cheer when the video premieres on Friday.

"GET READY FOR THE ['My Kind of Present'] MUSIC VIDEO," Meghan rejoiced in an Instagram post on Wednesday, and also introduced the song's official artwork, which depicts her and husband Daryl Sabara embracing in a flurry of snowflakes. She also revealed that a very special little baby will be making his big debut in the clip.

"Introducing the adorable Riley Trainor," the Grammy winner proudly announced.  She and Daryl welcomed their firstborn nine months ago.  While he makes regular appearances on social media, this will mark the first time Riley will play a major role in his mom's work.

Meghan also revealed that choreographer Charm La'Donna will be jumping behind the camera to direct the cozy music video.  Charm previously worked with Meghan on "All About That Bass" and "Let You Be Right."

Charm also worked with artists Dua Lipa and Ava Max, directing the latter's "My Head & My Heart" music video.  In addition, she choreographed The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime show.

"My Kind of Present" is featured on Meghan's 2020 holiday album A Very Trainor Christmas, which features the voices of Meghan's dad, Gary Trainor, and cousins JaydenJenna and Marcus.

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Ed Sheeran isn't shy about his "massive affinity" of Pokémon and, on Monday, the British singer partnered with the popular Pokémon GO app for an exclusive concert.

Ed started off the performance by declaring how "super excited" he is to be part of the franchise, adding that he's "been waiting my entire life for this!"

"I, like many people, discovered Pokémon when I was younger. I remember being in primary school in, like, 1997, and Pokémon cards were all the rage," Ed reminisced.  He began collecting the cards himself even though he "didn't really know what they were.  I just knew that everyone at school had them!"

Ed eventually discovered the Pokémon games for the Nintendo Gameboy, saying he would share Pokémon Red with his brother before he got his own copy of Pokémon Yellow for his birthday.

"I just played that for years and years and years," he admitted. "I didn't really have many friends in primary school, so the Pokémon were essentially my mates... I'm sure lots of people watching this can relate to that."

Ed then did a 20-minute acoustic concert, singing hits old and new, including "Perfect," "Bad Habits," "Overpass Graffiti," "Thinking Out Loud," "First Times" and "Shivers."

As part of the multi-day event "Overpass Graffiti" will play instead of the usual theme song during the overnight hours. If you missed the show, you can watch it through November 30 at 4 p.m. ET. 

Ed's favorite Pokémon character, Squirtle -- wearing sunglasses -- will also appear in the game for players to capture during the event.

You can learn more on on the app's blog.

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