Becky G Ready to Take Her “Shower” on the Road with Jason, Demi & Katy

Catherine Asanov/RCA RecordsBecky G was a huge presence on the MTV VMA red carpet over the weekend, and now the teen singer is preparing for a very busy fall: she'll be serving as the opening act for not one, not two, but three big stars on tour.

Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry will all be bringing Becky G along on at least part of their tours this fall, and Becky tells ABC News Radio what she'll be bringing to the party every night.  "Lots of energy, I guess!" she says. "I have so much fun when I make music and I have fun when I'm on stage, and I like kind of making it a big party when I'm up there."

"I guess you can just look for a very action-packed set," she laughs.  "I love performing and entertaining people, and now that I get to do it on such a big level, and opening for such amazing artists that I look up to, it definitely is a blessing."

One song Becky will definitely be performing each night during those opening slots will be her current hit "Shower," and she says it's already getting lots of love from whatever crowd she happens to be singing it for.  "It's insane!" she tells ABC News Radio. "The reaction that 'Shower' gets when I perform it, it's a great feeling, especially being a writer on the song...for people to sing your lyrics back to you is just crazy!"

"Shower" is about that feeling when you first fall in love, and Becky says when she, her producer Dr. Luke and some other co-writers were working on the song, they had to work hard to make sure the song sounded like it was coming from the heart.

"It was funny because when we were all in there," she recalls. "And we were like, 'OK, how do we do this...riding that fine line of, like, cheesiness?' You gotta make it cool, so it's not cheesy, but yet still kind of cheesy, so it's like, 'Aw, that's so sweet!' So it was fun. It was a fun process making 'Shower.'"

"Shower" is Becky's first top 20 hit, and she thinks that what's helped the song strike a chord with people young and old is the fact that everyone has experienced that rush of first love.

"It's one of those feelings that people are [either] going through, dream about going through when you're young, and then, when you're older, it's so easy to go back to that feeling like it was yesterday, when you met, y'know, the love of your life, or whatever it was," she explains. "So I feel like it's just one of those songs that literally anybody can connect to." 

Becky will join Demi Lovato's tour starting September 14.  She'll hop on Jason Derulo's tour October 21. In between those two tours, she'll open a couple of shows for Katy Perry.


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Adam Levine’s Acting Debut Coming Back to Theaters This Friday

Courtesy: The Weinstein CompanyMissed seeing Adam Levine making his acting debut in the movie Begin Again?  You'll get another chance this Friday.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing Begin Again in theaters nationwide this Friday, August 29.  The movie, starring Adam as a musician who dumps his singer/songwriter girlfriend when he finds fame and fortune, originally hit theaters at the end of June, but in limited release.  This time, it'll be opening in 350 to 400 cities nationwide.

Why the re-release?  EW reports that the Weinstein Company wants to capitalize on the upcoming awards season.  While the movie was well-received, its best chance for some awards-show love is its soundtrack of original music, sung by Adam, his co-star Keira Knightley and others.  Also adding to the movie's chances: Begin Again's John Carney previously struck Oscar gold with his 2006 movie Once.  That music-themed film won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Falling Slowly."

Begin Again has grossed $27 million worldwide since its release and in general, critics were kind to Adam in his first attempt at acting.  Granted, the part of Dave wasn't too far from himself; or, at least, himself during a specific portion of his life.  The now-married Maroon 5 frontman is the first to admit that he didn't handle the first blush of fame very well either.

"When it happened to me I was probably tempted by some of the same things he was," Adam says of his character. "Granted, my story is very different than his but it was very easy to tap into what it was like to experience all these things that we, [as a band], never expected to experience."

Speaking about drawing on his own life to play the part, he explains, "When you commit to being a musician, I don't think you're really sure...you're...going to be able to pay the bills. I don't think you care about that as much as you care about playing music. So this guy was just overwhelmed, and so was I, so it was pretty easy, actually."

Adam says that frankly, being "overwhelmed" by fame is what led to some bad behavior on his part.

"There was a very specific point in my life where I thought, 'Oh my God. I've made it,'" he recalls. "Probably in the early 2000s, when someone told me our album went platinum. And I said, 'What? Are you kidding me?' That was when I partied too hard and did a lot of stupid things.  And that was part of who Dave was...was that guy!"


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Miley Tops MTV VMA Tweets

Getty Images for MTVWhat was the most tweeted-about moment of Sunday night's MTV VMAs?  If you guessed Beyonce, you'd be wrong.

USA Today reports that according to NielsenSocial's figures, Miley Cyrus' win for Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" generated the most tweets per minute: a total of 138,792.  Beyonce's epic 15-minute performance came in second, with 97,153 tweets per minute.  Lorde came in third place: her win for Best Rock Video generated 89,029 tweets per minute.

Overall, the show generated 12.6 million tweets, according to NielsenSocial.

As for which artists got the most mentions on Twitter during the telecast, 5 Seconds of Summer was #1, followed by Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Fifth Harmony and, not surprisingly, Miley Cyrus.


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Cobra Starship Returns with New “Praise You”-Sampling Single Featuring Icona Pop

DCD2 Records/Fueled By RamenAfter a few years away from the charts, Cobra Starship has returned with a brand-new single, "Never Been in Love," featuring Swedish duo Icona Pop.

Cobra Starship's been away for a while -- their last album was 2011 Night Shades -- and in between, frontman Gabe Saporta got married and started thinking about experimenting with new sounds.  The single is influenced by early '90s British artists such as Jesus Jones, EMF and even George Michael's solo work.  "It was a time when bands first started incorporating break beats and electronic elements into their music. I had been trying to find a way to modernize that sound," he explains.

What he came up with was "Never Been in Love," which samples the piano from the 1999 Fatboy Slim hit "Praise You."

As for Icona Pop's involvement, they know each other because Cobra Starship had done one of the remixes of "I Love It," which the girls performed while on tour.  Gabe tells Entertaiment Weekly, "I’ve always loved, loved, loved the way they sing in particular. Because they’re like punk rock girls singing pop songs."

Don't expect a new album from the band anytime soon, though.  Gabe tells EW that this particular song came together quickly so the label decided to just put it out there because the band hasn't released anything in a while.  The album itself isn't due until next year.


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Charli XCX Debuts New Video Starring Rose McGowan

Credit: Bella Howard/Atlantic RecordsFollowing her MTV pre-show performance of "Boom Clap" on Sunday,  Charli XCX has now debuted the new video for "Break the Rules," her current single. 

Like "Fancy," her hit video with Iggy Azalea, "Break the Rules" is also set in a high school.  It features actress Rose McGowan, best known for her roles in movies like Jawbreaker, Grindhouse: Planet Terror and in the TV show Charmed.

In the clip, Charli and a pack of tough-looking girls stride confidently all over the school grounds, and goof around on a school bus.  "I don't wanna go to school/I just wanna break the rules," Charli sings.  The school bus pulls up in front of a lingerie shop, where Charli tries on various outfits as her girls give their opinions.  

That night at prom, Charli walks in wearing a slinky white slip dress and white fur stole.  McGowan, playing "The Chaperone,"  looks at her disapprovingly.  Charli makes her way to the stage and takes over the band's mic, singing while her girls dance behind her.  As she frolics and pouts, McGowan douses her with a bucket of pink stuff, in an homage to the movie Carrie, where Carrie, the prom queen, gets doused with pig's blood.  But it doesn't stop Charli -- she just keeps on dancing.

"I was inspired by movies like Jawbreaker and Carrie for the 'Break the Rules' video," Charli explains in a statement. "I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head. I asked Rose McGowan to be in the video and I never ever thought she would say yes, but she did... so she came to prom too... And she trashed it!"

"Break the Rules" is from Charli's upcoming album Sucker, out October 21.


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Ed Sheeran Releases “Don’t” EP Following VMA Win

Credit: Ben WattsFollowing his first-ever MTV VMA win, Ed Sheeran is hoping fans will pick up his latest release:: the Don't EP. 

The four-track CD, now available at all digital service providers, features the Rick Ross remix of "Don't," as well as two new songs: "Friends" and "Everything You Are."  A live version of "Be My Husband," recorded during Ed's performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, is also included.

Ed won the Best Male Video VMA for his clip for "Sing," which he described as "my first American award."  Though he's been a regular on the award show circuit for a couple of years, he had yet to win anything.  His buddy Taylor Swift was thrilled, tweeting on Sunday, "So basically I'm LOSING MY LITTLE MIND because tonight I got to see my friends and win their first #."

Ed resumes his North American tour Tuesday in San Jose, CA.  He's evidently in the studio today, based on what he told Billboard Sunday night.  "Two days ago, I wrote and recorded two songs with David Guetta, for some other people to sing," he said Sunday. "I'm going in tomorrow to do some stuff for myself."


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How You Can Help Miley Cyrus Help the Homeless

ABC/ Lou RoccoMiley Cyrus made headlines Sunday night when she sent a homeless youth named Jesse onstage at the MTV VMAs to accept her Video of the Year trophy.  He asked her fans to join her in helping the cause.  Here's how you can do it.

Miley's launched an online fundraising campaign on Prizeo that will raise money for My Friend's Place, a shelter in Hollywood that helps kids build self-sufficient lives.  Last week, Miley met with the kids and the staff of the establishment, and later tweeted, "Met some of the coolest young people I've ever met today."

If you make a $5 donation at Prizeo.com/MileyCyrus between now and September 21, you'll be entered for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with Miley at her September 28 concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The grand prize includes airfare and accommodations, plus tickets, backstage access, and hanging out with Miley before the show.

There are also other goodies available depending on how much you donate, including exclusive t-shirts and hoodies.  The more you donate, the more times you'll be entered in the sweepstakes.

In a statement, Miley said, "I’m just getting started and I want to make sure my fans are part of helping me to give back and make an impact on this issue -- we all have the power to make change happen. This is about helping youth, people just like you and me have the opportunity to find their inner power."


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Eminem Announces Double-Disc Compilation Album, “Shady XV”

Aftermath/Shady/InterscopeEminem has a new project on the way. The rapper has announced that he will release his ninth album, Shady XV, this fall.

The two-CD compilation will feature an album of Shady Records' greatest hits and a disc of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf, and is due November 28.

"Yes it's official… Black Friday," Em tweeted.

The rapper later released his first new offering, “Guts over Fear” featuring Sia, which can be heard in trailers for Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington. The explicit track was also posted on Em's official YouTube channel.

Shady XV coincides with the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s major label debut.


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Whose Body Does Kelly Clarkson Wish She Had?

Jeremy Cowart/rca recordsLike every new mom, Kelly Clarkson wants her pre-baby body back.  Except, it appears as though she'd like someone else's body a lot more than her own.

After watching and live-tweeting the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, Kelly tweeted, "It's official. I want a body like Nicki Minaj. That should take like 2 lifetimes for me to achieve haha! She has an amazing body! Goodness!"

Nicki's body was very much on display Sunday night, since she performed in what amounted to a green bra and panties.

Kelly also had nice things to say about American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, tweeting in response to a photo of her from Sunday, "oh my gosh hahahaha! She is stunning! Wow, simply gorgeous!"

The singer was very much into compliments all around Sunday night, giving shout-outs to Jessie J and Ariana Grande, and tweeting to Sam Smith, "Amazing job! I don't know you but I listen to your voice all the time. You are blessed with an incredible voice!"

She also tweeted to Beyonce, referring to the video the Video Vanguard winner showed at the end of her epic performance of her daughter Blue Ivy, "I am a new mama and totally crying at your baby tribute, also when you perform it is in-freakin-credible!!!"


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Nicki Minaj Says She’s “Fine” Following MTV VMA Wardrobe Malfunction

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj has addressed her wardrobe malfunction at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, which occurred during her performance of “Bang Bang” alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

The rapper, who held her black YSL dress together by hand throughout the showcase, revealed that the situation could have been worse.   "God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine," Nicki wrote in the caption on Instagram Monday.

She also praised her style team, calling them "winners" and declaring there were "no weak links."

"There’s no greater feeling than having ppl who inspire u and who work passionately and relentlessly to get the job done," Minaj wrote.

In other Nicki news, the rapper's rumored nemesis, Iggy Azalea, congratulated Nicki on her opening performance backstage at Sunday’s VMAs. "You did great, don’t worry it," Iggy said to Nicki, who replied, "Thank you, honey."


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