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Ellie Goulding Says Next Album Will Be “a Lot Bigger”

Louie Banks/InterscopeA lot has happened in the two and a half years since Ellie Goulding released her last album, Halcyon. Her song “Love Me Like You Do” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack became a huge hit, she joined Taylor Swift’s friend squad and she’s rumored to be singing the new James Bond theme. Her world has gotten bigger, and she tells Billboard her next album will reflect that.... Read more

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Why Rachel Platten Didn't Take the Easy Way Out

Columbia RecordsRachel Platten struggled for 10 years to make it in the music business, and she’s finally hit the big time with her empowerment anthem, “Fight Song.”  But these day, singers don’t necessarily have to struggle: they can audition for The Voice or American Idol or other shows and try to get discovered that way.  So why didn’t Rachel do that?  Because she felt her journey wasn’t supposed to include the easy way out.... Read more

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