5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘YOUNGBLOOD’

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Fans of 5 Seconds of Summer are getting new music, and soon: The band announced on Monday (April 9) that their third album, Youngblood, will arrive June 22.
The Australian outfit shared the news via social media along with the record’s cover art. They also revealed the first round of dates for their upcoming Meet You There Tour, which will launch August 27 and hit 25 cities across North America, including Boston, Chicago, and Nashville.

The Youngblood announcement arrives two months after the release of “Want You Back,” the group’s first single in nearly two years. It follows their 2015 LP, Sounds Good Feels Good.

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5SOS are currently on the road supporting “Want You Back” in Europe, and will continue stateside later this month before heading back to Australia.

Pre-orders for Youngblood will begin Thursday, April 12, and ticket sales for Meet You There start April 13.

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Will Ariana Grande’s First “AG4″ Single Be Called “New York Live”?

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An Arianator-led investigation hints that Ariana Grande may have quietly confirmed a new single, presumably from her untitled fourth studio album.

Over the weekend, inquiring fans launched a sleuth of the 24-year-old songbird’s registry on the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) website, where it was discovered that the “Dangerous Woman” star might have secretly registered a new music project, tentatively termed “New York Live-BG CUES.”

Fans who shared the evidence on Twitter also pointed out that the “BG CUES” label means the project could be a made-for-television tune or included on a future soundtrack.

According to ASCAP records, credited as songwriters on the rumored track are Grande herself, musician-producer Pharrell, and Brittany Talia Hazzard (professionally known as Starrah, a rapper, singer, and songwriter who has worked with artists such as Rihanna, Camila Cabello, and Charli XCX).

Grande has not openly endorsed or dismissed her ownership of the track, nor has she provided any nominal aspects of her forthcoming LP or whether “New York Live” makes the cut on AG4.

Despite our misgivings, this new AG4 song argument may hold some credence after all.

Although the former Nickelodeon actress has kept mum on the specifics and the sound of her fourth album, she’s been exceptionally transparent about having sought Max Martin and Pharrell as producers for her “personal” project, which TMZ reported had been finished as of last month.

Adding more truth to the conspiracy, just a few days ago Grande delivered the “Happy” singer a birthday shout-out with a few throwback pics of the two jamming out to AG4 in the studio.

So honestly, anything is possible at this point.

In the meantime, anyway, Hits Daily Double announced on Friday (April 6) that the “Focus” artist is expected to release her first new single from AG4 on April 27.