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Ariana Grande Passes on DNC Performance

Arianda Grande turned down an opportunity to perform during the Democratic National Convention this week, but it’s not necessarily because she didn’t want to. Unfortunately, Ariana had a prior commitment that forced her to say no.

There are many artists that will be in Philly and performing this week at the DNC and there are some interesting selections. Those already confirmed include Lenny Kravitz, Lady Gaga and DJ Jazzy Jeff. To go along with that, Snoop Dogg and Los Lobos are scheduled to perform for Democratic donors as a part of unity concert.

The DNC is occurring from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28 in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center. The RNC was held in Cleveland this past week and was the talk of the town.

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Sia Reaches the Top

Sia’s newest hit, “Cheap Thrills,” is a great song to jam out to in the car or at your place for a party. It’s catchy and it’s now the number one hit according to Mediabase’s Top 40 chart. It took the place of Drake’s “One Dance,” which has fallen to fourth on the chart.

Calvin Harri’s collaboration with Rihanna, “This is What You Came For,” has jumped from five to two this week, most likely giving Sia’s hit a run for it’s money this upcoming week.

There are no new hits inside the top 10, but Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” might be on its way out soon. It dropped from seven to 10 this week.

1. Sia – Cheap Thrills
2. Calvin Harris f/ Rihanna – This is What You Came For
3. The Chainsmokers f/ Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
4. Drake f/ Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
5. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
6. Twenty One Pilots – Ride
7. P!nk – Just Like Fire
8. Kent Jones – Don’t Mind
9. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
10. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

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DNCE Talks Upcoming Album

DNCE has been hot on the stage with their hit “Cake By the Ocean” and has seen some nice reviews of their latest release, “Toothbrush.” Now, Joe Jonas has confirmed that the band has completed their upcoming album. What exciting times for those who follow the band and Joe Jonas closely.

The band consisting of Jonas, Cole Whittle, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless has been in the studio nonstop and has been cranking out what they think is a great album for their fans. Jonas has even said that by the time this album comes out, they’ll be knee-deep into the next album. The group hopes to release the album sometime in the next month or two.

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Shawn Mendes Out on Tour

Shawn Mendes is living the life these days, putting out hit after hit and soaking up all the success he can handle. He’s a great young singer who knows how to put on a show that’s for sure.

This Canadian born performer has been hot on the scene since he gained popularity on Vine, but now a days he’s known for his shows in real life. He’s currently on the Shawn Mendes World Tour, playing hits like “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Stitches” and his latest hit “Treat You Better.”

Be sure to catch Shawn at one of his upcoming world tour dates…

7/26 – Seattle, WA
7/27 – Vancouver, Canada
7/30 – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31 – Broomfield, CO
8/2 – Minneapolis, MN
8/4 – Milwaukee, WI
8/5 – Chicago, IL
8/6 – St. Louis, MO
8/7 – Whites Creek, TN
8/10 – Detroit, MI

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Selena’s Emotional Concert Performance

Over the weekend, Selena Gomez had a very emotional concert performance that really makes us wonder what is going on behind the scenes. The recently turned 24 year old posted a cryptic letter on Instagram and delivered an emotional message on Saturday night at her concert in Indonesia.

Here is a blurb from the Instagram letter, “Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both my myself and my music. I’ve never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me…”

While we’re sure she is healthy and will be fine, it’s frustrating to see one of our favorite stars struggle. We hope that Selena can get back on track and start feeling better about herself sooner rather than later.

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