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The CW Airs Highlights From The iHeartRadio Music Festival              

Last month’s iHeartRadio Music Festival was a great weekend of music, and those who didn’t make it to Las Vegas got their first look at what went down when The CW aired part one of a two-part highlights special on the fest. (Part two airs tonight at 8 pm.)

Highlights from last night’s special include:

Justin Timberlake performing “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “Cry Me A River”A pregnant Carrie Underwood belting out “Cry Pretty”Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, performing “Natural” and “Believer”Shawn Mendes wowing the crowd with “In My Blood” and a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody,” followed by “Treat You Better.”Panic! at the Disco performing “Say Amen (Saturday Night).”Luke Bryan performing “Most People Are Good.”Kelly Clarkson showing respect for Aretha Franklin with, what else, "Respect," the first time she’s performed the song since “American Idol,” followed by “Stronger.”Lynyrd Skynyrd taking the audience back with their classic “Sweet Home Alabama”Logic,  joined by Ryan Tedder, for their collaboration “One Day”

Chris Martin Joined By Will Ferrell For Coldplay Hit              

Coldplay’s Chris Martin was one of the big name artists who took part in Will Ferrell’s all-star cancer benefit "Best Night of Your Life" this weekend at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, treating the crowd to at least one unique collaboration.

Martin performed an acoustic version of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” with Ferrell coming out to add, what else, a little cowbell to the tune.

Martin also performed a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” during the event, backed by an all-star band that included Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Brad Paisley.  Proceeds from the event go to Cancer for College

 

Taylor Swift Wraps “Reputation” Tour With Maren Morris & Sugarland              

Taylor Swift wrapped the U.S. leg of her “Reputation” stadium tour in Arlington, Texas this weekend and treated fans to two very special guests. 

During Friday night’s show, Taylor brought out Maren Morris to perform her Zedd collaboration “The Middle,” noting, “I get to bring out somebody who I am – I think I can safely categorize myself as a superfan of this artist. I listen to [Morris’ 'Hero' album] over and over and over, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”

Then on Saturday, Taylor brought out Sugarland, and they performed the duo's latest single “Babe,” which Taylor wrote and also sings backup on. This is the first time the two acts performed the song together live. 

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