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The U.K. Charts Are Changing Rules To Keep Ed Sheeran From Taking Over Again

The U.K. Charts Are Changing Rules To Keep Ed Sheeran From Taking Over Again featureIn a new announcement shared Monday, the U.K.’s Official Charts service announced sweeping changes to how artists and songs qualify for chart positions. According to the new rules, any individual artist can have no more than three songs in the Official Singles Chart Top 100. The move comes in response to streaming services’ influence on music consumption and to help lesser known acts find a way onto the charts.

The Official Charts cited Little Mix, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Stormzy as examples of artists who wouldn’t have had as much chart success if the new rules had always been in place. But the worst offender being busted is Ed Sheeran, who saw all 16 songs from his latest album in the top 20 when it dropped.

Official Charts claims that music streaming has doubled in the last year alone and is still surging at 1.2 billion streams a week being counted for chart purposes. Counting each play, even as a fraction of a sale, means that repeated listens on streaming services can boost chart position in a way repeated listens on physical copies never could.

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Camila Cabello Reveals Why Halsey Is Featured On “Closer” Instead Of Her

Camila Cabello reveals why she turned down The ChainsmokersCamila Cabello stopped by “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on Thursday to discuss her upcoming solo album. During the interview, the singer revealed why her recorded version of “Closer” by The Chainsmokers is not the version fans of the song are used to.

“I loved the song, but I had to turn it down ’cause I was with the group at the time and we were about to put an album out,” Camila revealed. Although The Chainsmokers were interested in collaborating with Camila, the group moved on to Halsey.

“I always tried to do my solo stuff off cycle, so that was like super on and so I had to say no,” Camila explained. With a bit of regret she added, “And then it was like the number-one song in the world.” The song was more than just number one, it ended up being nominated for a Grammy Award as well as winning a few Billboard Music Awards.

Watch the full interview below.

Do you think “Closer” would have been as successful if Camila was featured?

(Photo credit: Camila Cabello Instagram account)

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The Chainsmokers Retract The Shade Thrown At Lady Gaga

The Chainsmokers retract Lady Gaga shadeThe Chainsmokers learned a very valuable lesson after shading Lady Gaga’s comeback release, “Perfect Illusion.” The EDM duo didn’t hide their dislike for the single during their October 2016 Rolling Stone interview, saying “it sucks.”

Months later–and after some proper media training–The Chainsmokers are retracting its earlier comments. During a recent interview on Howard Stern, Alex Pall defended his statements with the classic out of context excuse. “It was really taken out of context,” he told Howard. Since making the original statement, Alex says the group has spoken to Lady Gaga to explain the situation, but reveals the lesson learned.

“I’m 32 now, and no one’s given a shit what I’ve said for 30 years of my life … I felt bad,” he said. “I don’t think it’s cool to make those sort of judgments anyway. Keep it to yourself.”

Listen to the interview clip below.

(Photo credit: The Chainsmokers Instagram account)

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Lorde, The Chainsmokers, Little Mix And More Still Slated To Take The Stage At BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Lorde, The Chainsmokers And Little Mix Still Slated To Take The Stage At BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend featureMany people expected BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend to be cancelled following the bombing that occurred after the Ariana Grande concert, but it’s still a go as artists and fans will gather for the event. However, the incident in Manchester will not be ignored.

Security in Hull, where the event will be taking place, will be heightened. A spokesperson from BBC Radio 1 told NME, “Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected by the tragic events in Manchester…The health and safety of everyone involved in Big Weekend is now our primary focus.”

Artists like Lorde, The Chainsmokers, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Little Mix and more are scheduled to perform on May 27 and 28.

Check out a statement from BBC Radio 1 and this year’s lineup below.

(Photo credit: Katy Perry instagram account)

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Rihanna, The Weeknd And The Chainsmokers Dominate The 2017 BBMAs Nominations

The Weeknd and Rihanna nominated for BBMAsBillboard has announced its first-round nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. To the surprise of no one, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna and The Weeknd lead the pack. With 22 nominations, the odds are looking good for The Chainsmokers leaving the award show with a Billboard award.

Some of the biggest artists will by facing off in categories like “Top Artist” that includes nominees like Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Rihanna.

Getting her first awards nomination as an official solo artist is Camila Cabello who is nominated along with Machine Gun Kelly for their single “Bad Things.” Missing from the list are both Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, which isn’t surprising since neither “Just Hold On” nor “This Town” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts.

See some of the nominations below and the full list of nominees here.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live on Sunday, May 21 at 8PM ET/PT. ​

(Photo credit: BBMA Instagram account)

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