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Meghan Trainor Was 'Not In a Happy Place' For 'All About That Bass'

(Radio.com) Megan Trainor is back with her new single and anthem "No Excuses" and along with it a fun Zumba-themed video. But it was back in 2014, when Trainor was singing the inspirational lyrics to her break out hit "All About That Bass," she says the words didn't necessarily describe how she was feeling at that very moment.

Trainor explained to Fresh 102.7's Karen Carson that she "was not in a happy place" with herself at the time and "even when I was promoting self love" she wasn't treating herself the way she knew she should — and the way she does now.

"I'm working on it every day," Trainor admits. The "No Excuses" explains how simple lifestyle changes have made such a big impact, plus, one of the ways she's tackling her new life goals is through a buddy system with fiance Daryl Sabara.

"We work out together every single day," says Trainor. "We try to eat, no sugar and no carbs. It's a lifestyle, I'm not dieting, I feel better and mentally my anxiety was gone when I began treating my self better. I look good and happy and you can see the difference. You can look at yourself and I believe it. Compliment yourself out loud, that helps a lot." Read more here.

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Luke Bryan Talks 'American Idol' Premiere

(Radio.com) Luke Bryan appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday (March 6) to dish on all things American Idol. The country superstar is a new judge on the singing competition reboot alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.

Bryan revealed to the hosts of GMA that Richie is "like our dad" on the show, while Perry "keeps snacks stashed" on set. What is it like for the "Most People Are Good" singer to judge these talented hopefuls?

"It's interesting. It's a little out of my comfort zone," Bryan revealed. "It makes me want to get back in the studio and work harder because you see truly wonderfully talented people."

American Idol premieres Sunday, March 11 on ABC at 8/7c. Check out Luke's segment here.

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Ed Sheeran Shares Personal Video To Fan Battling Cancer

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran is sending love to a brave fan who is battling cancer. Sheeran sent the personal video to Kelly Dimmock, a 39-year-old British woman who has suffered through a series of personal tragedies, including the death of a nine-day-old son in 2005.

More recently, Dimmock was devastated with the news that she has stage four ovarian cancer. "Every time I cry, my little boy starts singing Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' to me, and I've joked with him and I said, 'Well, if you learn all the words, maybe Ed will come round for a cup of tea," Dimmock shared to BBC. "And you know, didn't think he'd take it seriously. But yeah he did and he just sat there with his iPad and he was constantly learning, and every time I cry he sings it to me."

Upon hearing of Dimmock's story, Sheeran took the time to send her a warm video message. "Hey Kelly, Ed Here," Sheeran says in the clip. "I'm in Perth in the moment but I just heard your story and I'm just sending you a message wishing you lots of love. I hope this makes you smile." See Ed's message here.

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Dan + Shay Reveal Cover Of Bebe Rexha's 'Meant To Be'

(Radio.com) Dan + Shay have shared a new cover of Bebe Rexha's "Meant to Be" featuring Florida Georgia Line. The country duo showcases their smooth vocals on the latest smash hit while performing in a kitchen.

Rexha's "Meant to Be," made its way to country fans everywhere when she unveiled the collaboration with Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have shared several covers in the past including Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me," Chris Stapleton's "Either Way," Kenny Chesney's "All The Pretty Girls," and more.

According to Rolling Stone, the pop singer has broken a country chart record spending 14 weeks at No. 1 with a female-led song. Watch Dan + Shay's take here.

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Sturgill Simpson to Make Acting Debut On CBS Drama

(Radio.com) Sturgill Simpson is ready for his closeup. The GRAMMY-winning country star is set to make his acting debut as part of the ensemble cast of new CBS All Access show, $1.

The show categorized as "a mystery set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder" (via Deadline).

Simpson has secured a plum role on the show as Ken Fry, described as "a resident of Braden who used to work at the steel mill until he was let go by 'Pop" Carl (played by American Horror Story star John Caroll Lynch). He now makes his living holding a never-ending yard sale with items stolen from peoples' front yards and porches." Read more here.

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Chance the Rapper Talks Childish Gambino, Kanye West Collaboration

(Radio.com) Chance The Rapper gave an enlightening talk at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Monday night, March 5, reports Fader. Journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs sat down with the singer to get the inside scoop on future collaborations, specifically with Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino and Kanye West.

Chance admitted that he and Glover actually did finally record some tracks saying, 'We perpetuated that rumor for a long time without recording anything (laughs)… We did link up in Atlanta and record some tracks and… they're amazing." The duo first announced that they would work together in 2014.

Gibbs also mentioned that Yeezy has new music coming, and asked if the Chicago-an was involved. He sidestepped, a little bit saying 'Uhhhhhhhh…. I guess!" Read more here.

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Katy Perry Reunites With Childhood Friend On 'Kimmel'

(Radio.com) Katy Perry's career has gone through many iterations. First, she was One of the Boys before Teenage Dream went global. She's played the Super Bowl halftime show, and live streamed her life for days on end.

But before Witness or Prism, the pop star was a sixth grader at the Christian school with a "mischievous" side and a best friend: Ahnika Michealsen-Johnson.

Earlier this week (March 5), Katy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the host (fresh off his Oscars gig) invited Ahnika to reminisce with Katy about their middle school experiences. At first, Katy had a hard time remembering Ahnika and called her "Erica," but sixth grade was a long time ago. Watch Katy and Ahnika's reunion here.

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T-Pain Remixes Cardi B's 'Bartier Cardi'

(Radio.com) Few artists sound more of-the-moment than Cardi B, whose signature flow made "Bodak Yellow" and Bruno Mars' "Finesse" remix international hits.

In December, Cardi kept the party rolling with "Bartier Cardi," providing further evidence that the it-girl MC is here to stay. Now, T-Pain has dropped a remix (or rather, a "T-Mix") of "Bartier Cardi" that dials up the raunch factor and includes his signature hype lines.

T-Pain has been making Autotune great again since the mid-2000s, so old-school meets new-school on the T-Mix. Early in his opening verse, T-Pain shouts out to Cardi's fiance, Offset -- another recent collaborator. Listen to the T-Mix of "Bartier Cardi," here.

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