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Ed Sheeran, Zedd & Maren Morris Added To The Billboard Music Awards              

The Billboard Music Awards are just a few days away and more artists continue to sign on for the show. The latest batch of performers include Ed Sheeran, who’ll be performing from Dublin, Ireland, and Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey, who’ll perform their hit “The Middle.”

They join previously announced performers Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, the show’s host Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Dua Lipa, BTS, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue, and this year's Icon Award recipient, Janet Jackson.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air Sunday at 8 pm on NBC.

Pink Makes 12-Year-Old’s Singing Dreams Come True              

A 12-year-old girl in Vancouver, British Columbia got her wish to sing with Pink granted during the singer’s recent concert in the city. After her mother got her tickets to Pink’s show, Victoria Anthony started a campaign to make her dream come true, with the hashtag #VicAndPink quickly spreading across social media.

And apparently Victoria’s campaign made its way to Pink, because during the show the singer came down and handed the mic to her young fan, who sang “Perfect,” and blew Pink away. “You’re amazing,” Pink told Victoria, before hugging her and joking “Wow I don’t want to sing anymore.”

“What I’m taking away from this, and what everyone should take away, is that when you want something like nothing is impossible,” Anthony said. “You can always achieve something; [it] is just about the amount of effort you put in.” 

Dua Lipa The Frontrunner For Bond?              

Getting to sing a James Bond theme is usually a big deal for most artists, and it looks like Dua Lipa may be in the running for the honor. 

In case you missed it, the UK press is reporting that Dua is now the frontrunner to sing the theme song for Bond 25, with her recent rise in popularity putting her ahead of such big names as Ed Sheeran and Adele

Some folks are so convinced she’ll be singing the Bond song that bookmakers have actually reduced the odds on her, making her the favorite, with Ed and Jessie J still considered strong possibilities.

Music Quickies              Meghan Trainor on “Today:”Meghan Trainor is set to kick off “Today’s” Citi Concert series this morning on New York’s Rockefeller Plaza. The singer recently released two new songs, "Let You Be Right" and "Can't Dance."Christina Aguilera announces tour opener: Christina Aguilera just announced dates for her "Liberation" tour, and now she's announced that rapper Big Boi will join her on select dates.  The tour kicks off September 25th in Hollywood, Florida.

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