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from "The One That Got Away"

Katy Perry sets debut for 'The One That Got Away' video

When and where can you see the full video?

Katy Perry’s march toward her record-setting sixth No. 1 single from “Teenage Dream” continues this week with the release of the music video for “The One That Got Away.”

Perry will debut the clip on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday, Nov. 11. The video, which stars Diego Luna, will then immediately go up on Vevo. That same day, a seven-minute, extended version of the video will play during advance screenings of Michelle Williams’ new movie, “My Week with Marilyn.”

The singer has a lot riding on the song, which is No. 34 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. If the ballad can reach the Billboard Hot 100 summit, she will become the first artist in the 53-year history of the chart to land six songs from a single album there. Right now, she is tied with Michael Jackson at five.

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<p>Justin Bieber, animated</p>

Justin Bieber, animated

Watch: Justin Bieber's new video for 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'

Everything old is new again, right Rudolph?

Justin Bieber’s fans may be way too young to get the references, but his new animated video for “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is a delightful homage to Rankin/Bass’s Christmas television classic, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  In fact, some of the scenes in the stop-motion animation are almost shot-for-shot replicas, as are some of the adorable characters. There are even some misfit toys.

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<p>Adam Lambert performs at the MTV European Music Awards Sunday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland.</p>

Adam Lambert performs at the MTV European Music Awards Sunday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Adam Lambert delays new single release again: When will it come out now?

Does the delay have anything to do with a new lawsuit?

Oh Adam, you tease us so.  Adam Lambert has pushed back the release of his new single...again.

The season eight “American Idol” runner up, who performed Sunday night at MTV’s EMAs with Queen, sent a string of messages to his 1.2 million Twitter followers very early Tuesday.

We’ve run them all together since we’re not constrained by 140 characters at a time.

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<p>Pink</p>

Pink

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Listen: Pink gets all warm and fuzzy for 'Happy Feet Two' track

Could the pop singer be in it for a Golden Globe?

Pink conjures up her inner Judd with “Bridge of Light,”  a power ballad from “Happy Feet Two.” The theme song is all about how “only love can build a bridge of light” that has the same kind of inspirational, “you’re not alone” feel of the Judds’ hit “Love Can Build A Bridge” or basically any Celine Dion song.

We don’t know where the song fits into the movie, but it’s worth remembering that Prince snagged a Golden Globe in 2007 for his tune, “Song of the Heart,” for the original “Happy Feet.” Plus, Pink covered Rufus’s “Tell Me Something Good” for that first movie.  

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<p>Paramore's Hayley Williams</p>

Paramore's Hayley Williams

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Listen: Will you warm up to new Paramore song 'Hello Cold World?'

The second of three Paramore Singles Club tunes drops

Is Hayley Williams having a quarterlife crisis a little early? On new single “Hello Cold World” she humorously sings, “22 is like the worst idea that I have ever had/it’s too much pain/too much freedom.”  Luckily for the Paramore singer, she’s only got a few more weeks before she turns 23.

The existential angst seems to be only temporary on the track, which is the second of three offerings coming from Paramore Singles Club. Otherwise, the extremely energetic track,—like Blink-182 energetic—embraces making the best of what’s ahead, even when it looks awfully dark on the horizon.

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<p>Madonna</p>

Madonna

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Who's Madonna working with now on her new album?

Madge will select new dancer at Nov. 12 NYC event

Does Joe Francis know about this?  Madonna has recorded a song called  “Girls Gone Wild” for her 2012 album, according to Madonnarama.com, the one-stop shop for all things Madge. Madonna worked on the track with Benny Benassi, the hitmaking Italian DJ who helmed and appeared on Chris Brown’s “Beautiful People” earlier this year.

Benassi worked with Madonna before in 2009 when he remixed her single “Celebration,” but they first collaborated together, according to Madonnarama, in 2003, when he remixed “American Life,” although that version has never been released.

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<p>&nbsp;Chris Martin of Coldplay</p>
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 Chris Martin of Coldplay

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Music Power Rankings: Why Coldplay edges out Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Alicia Keys

Kina Grannis makes the list for the first time

1) Coldplay: The British band warms up the charts with the third highest opening sales tally of 2011 as “Mylo Xyloto” sells 441,000. I still don’t know what a Mylo or a Xyloto is, although I suspect it’s Coldplay-eze for “Eat it, haters.”

2) Live Nation: It’s amazing what happens when you practice a little customer service. The mega-concert promoter is showing a $16.5 million profit for the first three quarters of 2011, compared with a $104 million loss in 2012. Part of the strategy to put more butts in the seats? Lower ticket prices and trim service fees.

3) Rihanna: She scores her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “We Found Love, soaring past Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Wrap your head around this: 10 more No. 1s (which she could conceivably accomplish with her next two albums) and she will overtake the Beatles for the all-time leader. I love Rihanna, but that’s just not right.

4) Lady Gaga: Momma Monster gets the Thanksgiving music slot that Beyonce has gotten in the past. “A Very GaGa Thanksgiving,” which will be served complete with an interview conducted by Katie Couric, will air at 9:30 p.m. Thanksgiving night. We all need a little ham with our turkey.

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<p>Justin Bieber</p>
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Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber may get more than a kiss on next week's Billboard 200 with 'Mistletoe'

Wale, Susan Boyle and Miranda Lambert all come on strong

Justin Bieber is getting an early Christmas present next week: no, not a bundle of joy, but rather a No. 1 album as “Under The Mistletoe” is on target to sell up to 220,000 copies.

That would make the title Bieber’s third No. 1 album. And he’s only 17. But “Mistletoe” is only one of six new titles revamping the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next week.  Bolstered by the success of hit single, “That Way,” rapper Wale could see “Ambition” blast onto the chart at No. 2, with sales of as much as 175,000 copies. That’s certainly a nice leap from his last album, which peaked at No. 21, according to Billboard.

Susan Boyle’s “Someone To Watch Over Me,” also looks strong with the potential to sell 150,000 in its opening frame. Boyle has become a standby for fourth quarter releases since capturing the world’s attention on “Britain’s Got Talent.”

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<p>Taylor Swift</p>

Taylor Swift

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2011 CMA Awards Predictions: Will Taylor Swift win big? Blake Shelton?

Who takes home entertainer of the year?

The 45th Annual CMA Awards, country music’s equivalent to the Grammys, will air Nov. 9 on ABC. The performance-packed show already has a number of potential water cooler moments, including Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill’s salute to Glen Campbell;  Lionel Richie singing a number of his hits with top country artists (all of whom appear on his forthcoming country album); the past and present meeting in Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins’ duet on “Footloose, ” and appearances by Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, American Idols’ Scotty McCreery, Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. No Gwyneth Paltrow repeat performance though.

In between the singing, they’ll give away a few awards. Here are my predictions for the winners. It’s a tough year with no clear front runner in many categories (I left out vocal group since Sugarland is a lock). Tune back here the night of the show as I’ll be blogging the proceedings live.

Single of the Year (award goes to artist and producer)
“A Little Bit Stronger,” Sara Evans
“Colder Weather,” Zac Brown Band
“Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
“Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry

“If I Die Young” has a lock on song of the year, but I don’t know if it has the same hold on single in this very competitive category.  Plus, I don’t understand why “Dirt Road Anthem” isn’t on this list as it would be my winner. All the songs were huge hits and my favorite is “Colder Weather,” but probably only because it would have made a great James Taylor tune (loved his duet with ZBB on it, by the way). Shelton’s performance on the sweet, uncomplicated  “Honey Bee” is classic country.
Winner:  “Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton

Album of the Year

“All About Tonight,” Blake Shelton
“My Kinda Party,” Jason Aldean
“Speak Now,” Taylor Swift
“This Is Country Music,” Brad Paisley
“You Get What You Give,” Zac Brown Band

This is between “My Kinda Party,” which has stayed in the top 5 of the Billboard country albums chart for a full year and really marked Aldean’s breakthrough, and “Speak Now,” which started out incredibly strong (1 million its first week) and has still sold tremendously well. I don’t know if an artist on an indie label has ever won this award so Aldean may be the first to do so, however, we think Swift will prevail.
Winner: “Speak Now”

Song of the Year (award goes to songwriters)

“Colder Weather” (Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey and Coy Bowles)
“Dirt Road Anthem” (Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford)
“If I Die Young” (Kimberly Perry)
“Mean” (Taylor Swift)
“You And Tequila” (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)

Nice batch of tunes and it’s nice to see some not so usual names here among the songwriters. “You and Tequila” is my personal favorite here, but there is no denying the impact that “If I Die Young” has had in terms of its poignancy and potency: “The sharp knife of a short life...”
Winner: “If I Die Young”

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<p>Green Day</p>

Green Day

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Listen: Green Day premieres new song 'Carpe Diem' live

Does it make you want to seize the day?

Isn’t it about time for a new Green Day studio album?  A mighty good sign that we’re getting close came earlier this week when the band previewed 15 new tracks at a surprise show this week in Costa Mesa, Calif., including “Carpe Diem,” below.

"This next song is about fucking being alive, every single one of us,” says lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong as way of introducing “Carpe Diem,” (which we all learned from “Dead Poet’s Society” is Latin for “seize the day).

It’s a straight-forward propulsive tune that asks “aren’t we all too young to die.” It’s too fuzzy to make out all the lyrics, but it may be anti-war since there are some parts in there about killing or it could be about today's youth, whom Armstrong refers to as "generation fuse." Love that.  The best part is the guitar solo about two-thirds through. Otherwise, it’s a chugging tune that is catchy, but not as dynamic as we’ve come to expect from the trio. Does the chorus remind you a little bit of Elvis Costello?

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