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Niall Horan to release live orchestral album December 7

ABC/Matt BrownLooks like Niall Horan will become the first member of One Direction to release a second solo album.

On Twitter, Niall wrote, "Earlier this year, I had the honour of recording some tracks from [my album] Flicker with a 45-piece orchestra in Dublin. I’m delighted to announce the release of Flicker feat. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra on 7th December."

He added that the album will be available on CD in all record stores in his home country of Ireland, and on his website, NiallHoran.com, "for my international fans."

Niall's debut solo album Flicker came out in 2017 and hit #1 on the chart.  Harry Styles and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have also released #1 solo albums.  We're still waiting for the first full solo releases from Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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OneRepublic to play free concert before Big Ten Football Championship

ABC/ Paula LoboIf you're going to be in Indianapolis, IN for the kickoff of the Big Ten Championship Football game next week, you can attend a free OneRepublic concert the night before.

Here's the catch: You have to be 18 and you have register for tickets at 1iota.com for the T-Mobile BTN Kickoff Concert.  Space is limited, so you need to be quick.

The concert takes place November 30 at 8:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.  The championship game itself takes place December 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The game will feature Northwestern facing off against either Michigan or Ohio State, depending on who wins the East Division Championship on November 24.

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Watch now: Gwen Stefani releases video for her Blake Shelton holiday duet, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas"

InterscopeGwen Stefani teams up with her beau Blake Shelton for a retro Christmas in the new music video for their duet, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”

The two star in a series of comedic holiday scenes, which mostly include mishaps involving Blake. He gets attacked by a swarm of bees that fly out of their Christmas tree, he can’t seem to crack the roasted nuts, and Gwen totally beats him at a snowman-making contest.

The clip ends with an outtake of Gwen sitting on Santa’s lap and Blake walking in on them. He then storms out, taking Gwen’s gift with him.

The “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” duet is the title track off Gwen’s Christmas album, which released a deluxe edition last month that includes five new songs.

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Katy Perry tops Taylor Swift, earns title of Forbes' Highest-Paid Woman in Music

ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry and Taylor Swift are said to have finally buried the hatchet, but we can't help but wonder what Taylor thinks of the fact that Katy has overtaken her on Forbes' annual list of the Highest-Paid Women in Music.

Katy tops this year's list, having raked in $83 million during the scoring period of June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018.  Katy made bank by performing 80 shows on her Witness tour during that time, grossing over $1 million per night.  She also earned big bucks as a judge on ABC's American Idol.

As for Taylor, she comes in at #2 with $80 million in earnings, thanks to sales of her album Reputation and her tour in support of it.  Forbes notes, however, that Taylor would have been #1 but for the fact that most of her tour dates took place after the June 1 cutoff.

Beyoncé's #3 on the list with $60 million, though like Taylor, she didn't really start raking in the money until after June 1, when she and her husband JAY-Z released their joint album and kicked off their sold-out On the Run II tour.  She'll rank higher in 2019.

The rest of the top 10 ranges from Pink, who makes her money by touring and album sales, to Rihanna, who made the bulk of her money this past year from her Fenty Beauty line of cosmetics, her Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and her side acting career. List-maker Lady Gaga has also branched out into acting, while Jennifer Lopez has her hands in all sorts of side businesses.

Some artists who pulled in double-digit millions of dollars this year, but not quite enough to make the top 10, including Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande and Janet Jackson.

Here's the rest of Forbes' list:

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer [Russian-German singer] ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

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Mariah Carey reveals her favorite song to perform: "I get a little bit emotional"

2018 Bravo Media, LLCWhile appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday night, Mariah Carey was asked by a fan to name her favorite song to perform.  She chose "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Hero" -- arguable her two most enduring hits -- and then defended her choices.

"I mean, they're, like, the poppiest things that I could say," Mariah admitted.  "But the reason I'll say 'Hero' is because it's usually the last song I do if I do it, and everybody's holding up their lighters or their phones and I get a little bit emotional."

"I'm like, 'How many times have I done this song?'" Mariah continued. "But there's always specific person out there that has a specific memory associated with the song and I wrote it, so it makes me proud."

During her appearance, Mariah also reminisced about her relationship with the late Aretha Franklin; revealed that she may add some songs from her critically-derided 2001 album, Glitter, to the setlist of her upcoming tour; and said she'd love to collaborate with rapper Cardi B.

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Kelly Clarkson joins lineup of performers for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NBC Universal Media LLCWe have one more reason to be thankful this year: Kelly Clarkson will be performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday.

Billboard reports the singer and The Voice coach will ride one of Macy’s signature floating stages. As previously announced, her winning The Voice contestant from last season, Brynn Cartelli, will also be performing.

Additional performers include Pentatonix, Diana Ross, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Bazzi, Ally Brooke and Rita Ora.

The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air Thursday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC, and will also be streamed online.

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Taylor Swift's dating advice for Tiffany Haddish is a little weird

FilmMagic For dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018If Tiffany Haddish follows her friend Taylor Swift's dating advice, she may have more potential partners than she knows what to do with.

Speaking to People magazine, Tiffany says, "I’m about to go on Instagram right now and put out an advertisement because I’m very single. I was talking to Taylor earlier -- she said that’s what I should do!”

Tiffany says she and Taylor text "every other week or so."  The comedian is hoping to find a guy with a "credit score over 700, no kids and has his own place."

Tiffany and Taylor became friends when they both appeared on Saturday Night Live last year.  Since then, Taylor's had Tiffany over for dinner, and Tiffany filmed a special video for the part of Taylor's Reputation tour where she performed "Look What You Made Me Do." In the video, Tiffany's the one who says, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why?  Because she's dead!"

“I loved the show. I was like, ‘Yes! You’re representing a real Sagittarius!’" Tiffany says of the stadium tour, telling People she loved seeing herself on “the biggest screens in the Universe." 

Tiffany says she filmed that segment "in like some little motel,” adding, "It really is so dope. It was a really great surprise.”

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