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  1. One Day Like This

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    That's all the music news we can manage for one day.

    Scroll down for action and reaction from the Teen Awards from the likes of Camila Cabello, Liam Payne and more.

    Plus the 'nipple-gate' debate resurfaces as Janet Jackson fans go after Justin Timberlake again, Pink recalls a fight with Christina and Harry Styles supporters get protective over their guy.

    There's also an honest and revealing interview with Ed Sheeran, a new video from Rita Ora and Stormzy on safari.

    See you tomorrow and we'll see if we can match it.

  2. SLFN: 'What an opportunity' new show is says host Greg James

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

    Greg James and Dotty
    Image caption: Sounds Like Friday Night and will look a bit like this

    As we touched on earlier with Liam Payne (scroll down) the BBC's new live music show Sounds Like Friday Night will soon hit our screens.

    Liam will co-host the second episode but it all kicks-off this Friday on BBC One at 19:30 BST. Get that name, place and time etched on your memory now for the next six weeks.

    Presenter Greg James spoke to our reporter Mark Savage at yesterday's Teen Awards and said rehearsals were going rather well.

    "We've done a couple of run throughs. It's all just going to happen I think, very quickly.

    "Its a truly remarkable thing that the BBC have gone; 'do you know what? Let's do a live music show and put it on BBC One'.

    Quote Message: So I'm trying not to overthink it. I'm just going to enjoy it. What an opportunity just to get some great artists on telly and see what happens.

    Greg and co-host Dotty (above) will be joined this week by Jason Derulo (below), Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware.

    Jason Derulo

    Look out for a special appearance from nicest man in rock 'n' roll Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters too.

    Are they nervous then, ahead of the big launch show?

    "I'm not daunted in that way" added Greg, "I'll just be excited and nervous on the night.

    "I want it to be part of people's week. I feel confident in doing a show like this...we can do this - it's not rocket science.

    "It's a half hour show with some great music and some fun bits that people can sit down at the end of the week and watch and hopefully enjoy."

  3. Rita Ora's dresses up to the nines again in new video

    Co-host Rita Ora won outfit of the day at the Radio 1 Teen awards yesterday.

    Okay so that wasn't actually an award but she won it in our eyes for her Burberry-check shorts, shirt and cap combo (above).

    Rita also dons a whole load of special outfits in the new video for Anywhere, which was teased on Friday ahead of its release this weekend.

    She has one giant dressing up box that girl.

    Check it below.

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  4. Star Trek and Star Wars composer honoured on birthday

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    Entertainment reporter

    Michael Giacchino

    You may not know Michael Giacchino's name, but you are sure to have heard at least some of the music he’s composed for such blockbuster films as Star Trek, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Pixar’s The Incredibles.

    All and more could be heard on Friday night during a 50th birthday celebration for the American composer that drew an enthusiastic audience of film fans to the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    Also in attendance were JJ Abrams, Gareth Edwards and other film-makers for whom Giacchino has created.

    Michael Giacchino and JJ Abrams with The Great Gonzo and friend

    There was also a cameo appearance from The Muppets’ Great Gonzo, which is not the kind of thing you expect to see at this revered and distinguished venue.

    The real star, though, was the music itself, performed with gusto by the Cinematic Sinfonia under the baton of Switzerland's Ludwig Wicki and Giacchino himself.

    Stirring, lush and sweeping, it showed Giacchino to be the natural heir to the great John Williams - notably during a 'Marvel Suite' that combined his music for Doctor Strange and Spider-Man's recent big-screen outings.

    Cinematic Sinfonia perform to a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming

    The Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film continues on Tuesday with a tribute to James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer whose life was so cruelly cut short in 2015.

  5. Liam Gallagher has a special announcement everybody...

    Liam Gallagher

    Him and brother Noel are set to announce that they've kissed and made up and that the Oasis comeback tour will take place before Christmas...

    Or (Definitely) Maybe not.

    Whatever it is we'll find out in a few hours apparently and the 45-year-old singer seems pretty excited...

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    Meanwhile brother Noel, who prefers Instagram to Twitter as his social media outlet of choice has appeared to goad Liam.

    He's posted a picture of him and his High Flying Birds performing new track Holy Mountain to a pretty spectacularly-lit crowd in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, alongside the caption; "And to think..The Parka Monkeys are not having it!!..🤣😂🤣😂 São Paulo knows."

    Whoever could he mean?

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  6. Teen Awards: 'Sometimes you need a word with yourself' says Anne-Marie

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

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    Never a truer word spoken.

    Essex singer Anne-Marie hot-footed it from the Sunday Brunch studios to the Teen Awards yesterday where she presented Stormzy with an award (below).

    The 26-year-old told our reporter Mark Savage that she "might put out another single" before Christmas but that next year definitely will bring a new album and tour.

    The video for her last single Heavy came out in September and sees two Anne-Maries sat together, deep in conversation.

    What's the message we are supposed to read into this? A quite literal one apparently.

    She told Mark: "In that video I wanted to show that sometimes you need to have a word with yourself.

    "No matter how many times people say you can do it, you can move on, you're don’t actually do it until you sit down with yourself."

    So make time for yourselves out there folks, because you're the best friend you'll ever have.

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  7. Own Bette Midler's Halloween costumes

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    Halloween is almost upon us and if you're in need of a costume singing/acting legend Bette Midler could be able to help you out.

    She auctioning outfits for charity with the claim they're haunted by spirits..

    "I mean they smell like booze! I dribbled on them!" joked the multiple grammy winner on Twitter.

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  8. Camila's a Havana movie star

    Camila Cabello

    Hot on the heels of her performance of the track at the Radio 1 Teen Awards (scroll down) Camila Cabello has dropped a teaser for her new video for Havana.

    While it may not be long it looks pretty entertaining with Camila playing a cinema goer and a movie star.

    The full promo will be released later this week and we can't wait for more...

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  9. Flight of the Conchords return to the UK

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    Okay quick Music News LIVE meeting...Us two? Present. You lot out there? Present - great.

    Massive news now for Flight of the Conchords fans (and who isn't ), they are returning to perform live dates in the UK next year - eight years off the road.

    Comic Kiwi musical duo Bret and Jemaine will play Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and London next March and April.

    Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00 BST. That's business time...

  10. Niall Horan's jet set weekend

    BBC Radio 1

    Niall Horan

    News now on yet another former One Directioner...yep that's three in one Music News LIVE page - we are spoiling you.

    Niall Horan was also on the We Can Survive breast cancer benefit at the Hollywood Bowl at the weekend but didn't perform alongside his band mate Harry - nae, Harold - Styles.

    But before you think there's a feud there Niall was quick to reassure fans...

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    Niall released his first solo album Flicker on Friday, which has taken him 18 months and a bit of navel-gazing by the sound of it....

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    Niall managed to jet back from the US fundraiser in time to appear on Grimmy's breakfast show this morning on Radio 1 - where he revealed what he really thought about the fan fiction there is about him.

    Sounds eye-popping!

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    Video caption: He's seen some eye-opening things on Tumblr in his time...
  11. Teen Awards: Liam Payne is 'quite a messy person'...if he's honest

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

    Liam Payne

    The sometimes One Direction and now new solo star was first down the red carpet to see our reporter Mark Savage.

    Top marks for punctuality there Liam.

    He told him his reaction to the success of his first few solo singles and also revealed who's in charge of domestic duties in his house with girlfriend and Girl Aloud Cheryl and baby Bear. Turns out it's none of them....

    Q) Strip That Down is the most successful One Direction solo single. Did you know that?

    I saw the press release come out and was like 'wow!' I can’t believe that we got to that point. I never saw it coming with Strip That Down, I knew the song was good and obviously it was written by Ed Sheeran…But no, incredible I cant believe it

    And what about Bedroom Floor. How do you feel now that's finally out?

    Relief. It’s a numb feeling when you put something out there because there's such a lot of build up to it. So once its finished and out there you’re like 'what do I do now?'

    But you have to let it go and see what the public say. We had two million streams in 24 hours so I was super happy with that - I never expected anything like this.

    Who picks the clothes up off the bedroom floor in your house?

    (Laughs) Well I have a cleaner but I try not to be messy. I am quite a messy person though if I'm honest. But I don’t get in trouble for it, which is good.

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    The 24-year-old also said he's "super-excited" to be co-presenting the BBC's new flagship pop show Sounds Like Friday Night, on 3 November too, so look out for that Liam fans.

    Also Liam, Dua Lipa and more Teen Awards stars revealed what they were like as teenagers themselves.

    Grumpy Liam? We don't believe it.

    Sleepy, Dopey or Bashful maybe...

  12. Stormzy goes down a storm on X Factor

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    There was a lot of love for Stormzy at the weekend when he appeared on the X Factor helping Nicole Scherzinger with her choice of acts at the judges houses stage.

    Before they got down to judging the singing though they got to have a little safari adventure.

    All together now: A-Wimba Way...

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  13. Chester Bennington's tribute goes global

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    Fans of Linkin Park around the world will now be able to watch the bands tribute concert for frontman Chester Bennington live on the band's YouTube channel.

    The concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 27 October will feature the five surviving members performing for the first time since Bennington took his own life in July.

    Blink -182 and lots of other acts will perform at the show which will raise money for Music for Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of the singer.

  14. Ed Sheeran opens up about substance abuse

    Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran has revealed that his year-long break from the music industry was because he had "slipped" into substance abuse.

    Talking on the Jonathan Ross show he said he had never touched anything like that before he became famous.

    "It started gradually happening and then some people took me aside and said 'calm yourself down'.

    Quote Message: It's all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you're doing it on your own and it's not and that was a wake up call."

    Ed said taking a year out and getting together with his girlfriend has helped ground him. Aw bless.

    The 26-year-old also spoke about his broken arms and said he has to see doctors again in four weeks to find out if they're okay to start performing again.

    He admitted that he got the injuries when he fell off his bike on the way to the pub but still soldiered on to the boozer and spent the evening there. It was only at night when he woke up in lots of pain that it occured to him he should go to the hospital.

    Sounds like Ed is a bit clumsy, as he listed the number of accidents he's had including putting his foot in a geyser.

    Someone wrap that guy in bubble wrap!

    You can watch the chat on the ITV Hub which includes a story about a night out on Tokyo with Justin Bieber where he attempted to hit a golf ball from his mouth.

  15. Teen Awards: Camila Cabello wants to do a whole album in Espanol

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

    More from yesterday's Teen Awards now where Camila Cabello says she had no idea that her track Havana would become the smash hit it has.

    Check her out above singing the catchy ode to the capital of her native Cuba and below havana chat with (sorry) BBC Music reporter Mark Savage backstage.

    She told him all about the track, which British artists she wants to work with next and how she hopes to one day record a whole album in her mother tongue Spanish.

    Q) Did you think Havana would be this big?

    I did not, honestly. Nobody did. Everybody kept telling me it shouldn’t be a single and that it would never work for radio, and they were like ‘Oh, it’s just another song’.

    I’ll Never Be The Same, I definitely want it to be a single but Havana was just kind of – I just wanted to put out songs because I was on tour with Bruno Mars and so that song just had this organic reaction from fans and it ended up becoming a single.

    What was it like to work with Pharrell?

    We did a couple of songs together, Havana was one of them. He just has such an inspiring but centred, calm vibe. I feel like he probably knows the effect that working with him has on somebody. Obviously because of everything he’s done and how talented he is, it can be kind of intimidating. But how he is, how he treats you makes you feel so comfortable and at ease.

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    Who else would you like to collaborate with?

    One of your very own, Charli XCX. We actually already did a song together, it’s called OMG that I put out, but I would love to go back in [the studio] with her because I think she’s amazing.

    Ed Sheeran would be amazing. Dua’s here, I love her. She’s amazing. Sam Smith. Lots of Brits. You guys do it well.

    After the success of Despacito and Mi Gente, would you like to release something in Spanish?

    Yeah, definitely. It’s such a big part of who I am, such a big part of my daily life and culture. I would love to do a whole Spanish album one day – but I have to spend just as much time and dedication...I’m on my first, like, you know English album and it’s taken me almost a year - so I want to put the same amount of time and effort and care into the Espanol.

    Read more: How Camila Cabello owned Wembley at the 2017 Teen Awards.

  16. #RespectHarry: Fans angry as star appears to be groped

    Harry Styles performed at the Hollywood Bowl at the weekend at a breast cancer fundraiser and the audience got a bit too close.

    Angry fans on social media started tweeting #RespectHarry, after someone in the front row appeared to grab his crotch.

    They offered up this film of the correct way to treat the singer...

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    Also on the line-up was Khalid who had a great time hanging out with stars including Harry and his new best friend Sam Smith.

    They need to sort out the dress code for next year though as it looks like they're all attending different events.

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  17. Tributes to AC/DC producer George Young who has died aged 70

    George Young

    Sad news now coming through that AC/DC producer George Young has died at the age of 70.

    George, who was the brother of AC/DC’s Malcolm and Angus Young, first shot to prominence as guitarist in 60s Sydney band The Easybeats before going on to produce early DC albums like High Voltage and Let There Be Rock.

    In a statement on the band's Facebook page, the Aussie rockers said: "Without his help and guidance there would not have been an AC/DC.

    "As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man.

    Quote Message: As a brother, you could not ask for a finer brother. For all he did and gave to us throughout his life, we will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts.
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  18. Superbowl 2018: 'Justice For Janet' trends after Timberlake announced for half-time show

    Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake is to headline next year's Super Bowl half-time show, 14 years after his role in Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction".

    The 36-year-old revealed the news on his Twitter feed - with a little help from talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

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    JT sang at the 2001 Super Bowl with former band N'Sync before sharing the stage with Jackson in 2004.

    That performance saw the singer rip off part of Jackson's bodice, exposing her right breast.

    The "Nipplegate" moment overshadowed events on the field and saw broadcaster CBS receive a record fine.

    Many believe Janet's career was damaged and never quite recovered from the fall out, now fans online are angry that Justin has been forgiven by the NFL and invited back while JJ, who this year gave birth to her first baby - aged 50 - has apparently not.

    They've started the hashtag #JusticeForJanet campaign which you can see below.

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  19. Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix & Stormzy crowned at Teen Awards

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    The sound-proofing inside London's Wembley Arena was tested to the max yesterday afternoon as fans went crazy for their pop heroes at the Radio 1 Teen Awards.

    One of the big awards on the day went to Dua Lipa, who performed best single New Rules (above) in her furry white dressing gown.

    In the wars Ed Sheeran was resting his broken bones but still won best British solo artist and on tour Little Mix sent a video message of thanks after bagging best British group.

    Ariana Grande was named best international solo artist while Stormzy scored a well deserved gong for most entertaining celebrity.

    Check out the nine biggest moments from the award, including when Camila Cabello met Rose and Rosie.

    Speaking of Camila, the former Fifth Harmony singer brought the show to a stunning end by helping James Arthur with a rendition of his hit Say You Won't Let Go.

    Liam Payne threw on his best motorbike jacket to perform his track Get Low which you can get be-low.

    The event wasn't a 'hole' lot of fun for TOWIE star Gemma Collins however, who endured an unfortunate stage fall.

    The reality TV star 'stacked it' while presenting the award for best TV show, which went to Love Island.

    Luckily though she was able to see the funny side, comparing herself to fellow high profile comic slipper-uppers Madonna and Bridget Jones.

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    All's well that ends well...

    If you missed the show or simply want to re-live co-host Rita Ora's all Burberry outfit once more then watch the full show again.

    We'll have some reaction from backstage later on today, from the likes of Camila and Liam so stay tuned folks.

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  20. Pink wins chart battle and reveals Christina Aguilera fight

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    Congratulations to Pink who has scored her second UK number one album with Beautiful Trauma.

    Her seventh studio album shifted a very respectable 70,000 copies on all formats.

    The 38-year-old has also revealed that fellow pop star Christina Aguilera once tried to punch her in a club!

    She told US chat show host Andy Cohen she found it "hilarious".

    They've made peace now thankfully although we're not sure what Aguilera will make of her laughing at her fighting attempts...

    Christina Aguilera
    Image caption: "You want some? I'll give it you!"
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    We bet Christina fights dirty too...

    Anyway, in other album chart news Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant went in at three with Carry Fire and Beck is at five with his album Colors.

    St Vincent got her first UK top 10 album with Masseducation and after the TV screening of his documentary Freedom, George Michael's Ladies and Gentlemen went back in at nine.

    In the singles chart it's a third week at the top for Post Malone and 21 Savage’s Rockstar.

    They managed to rack up six million streams for the first time in a single week. Camila Cabello and Young Thug’s Havana had to settle for second place for a second week.