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Chris Martin & Kelly Clarkson Jam on Covers of 'Pony,' 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' 'Yellow'

Britney Spears Jokes That Sam Asghari's Proposal 'Was Way Overdue' But 'Worth the Wait'

Halsey's "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" Enters Charts At No 1

Cardi B & Offset Welcome Baby Boy!

Chris Martin - Kelly ClarksonChris Martin & Kelly Clarkson Jam on Covers of 'Pony,' 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' 'Yellow'

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They also did a cover of Kelly's "Since U Been Gone."

The party just never stopped on Monday's (Sept. 13) season three debut of Kelly Clarkson's syndicated daytime talker. In addition to cooking up an all-star opening bit with a bevy of Broadway stars covering Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World," Kelly spent some serious couch time hanging with Coldplay's Chris Martin and jamming on some of their favorite songs.

Clarkson, who as you know is no stranger to picking left-field cover songs for her show's signature Kellyoke segments, asked Martin if there are any covers he's done that have shocked his fans. "Like, I've covered Eminem, which I shouldn't have, but I did," she said. "Yeah, we did one the other day that was just really awful, so I'm not gonna say what it was," Martin responded. "We were trying this thing as a band and I saw it back and it just didn't work at all."

But a week ago, Coldplay did try to tackle one of the most beloved hip-grinders of all time, Ginuwine's iconic "Pony," and that one did work. So, of course, Chris pulled out his trusty acoustic guitar and all Clarkson could says was, "You're about to play Ginuwine?"

And he did. With Clarkson handling the vocals, Martin strummed out the song's sensual rhythm as they joined in on the chorus, singing, "If you're horny, let's do it, ride it, my pony/ My saddle's waitin', come and jump on it," somehow making it seem a bit less nasty that it actually is. As Martin fanned himself with his hand, a giggling Clarkson said that was one of her "favorite moments in life."

The superstar summit kicked off earlier in the show when Clarkson wondered if Martin was going to serenade her and the studio audience with a Coldplay song. "Do you have a song you're feeling moved by right now?" she wondered. He did, but it wasn't a Coldplay one. It was Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and the ever-charming Martin casually mentioned that he's never been interviewed by someone who's a better singer than him.

"Oh you are... I'm done! I've just achieved greatness," a flummoxed Clarkson said, jumping up from her chair as Martin grabbed his guitar. As he strummed out the beginning, Clarkson immediately caught on and flawlessly dropped into the 1987 hit's melody, with the pair harmonizing on the chorus and the crowd clapping along and Kelly screaming in joy at the end.

They weren't done, either. Clarkson asked Martin to play his band's signature ballad "Green Eyes," adding some ad-libbed harmony vocals to that he clearly dug. "We should go on tour, man,"Martin said. And since Coldplay worked with super-producer Max Martin on their upcoming Music of the Spheres album (Oct. 15), they also ran through Kelly's titanic Martin-produced 2004 hit "Since U Been Gone."

Chris even got to hang with Kelly's kids, also superfans, giving her son a pin for his jacket and inviting them to sing one of their favorite songs together, Coldplay's breakthrough 2000 hit, "Yellow." Spoiler alert: it was adorable.

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Britney Spears Jokes That Sam Asghari's Proposal 'Was Way Overdue' But 'Worth the Wait'

Britney Spears is one proud fiancée after she gushed over Sam Asghari's new photo from his Men's Health interview but poked fun at his proposal being "way overdue."

The superstar couple, who have been dating since 2016 when they met on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video, announced their engagement Sunday, when Spears showed off a sparkling engagement ring on Instagram. She took to the social media platform once more on Monday (Sept. 13) to share a photo from Asghari's latest photo in Men's Health, which features the 27-year-old Iranian-American personal trainer-turned-actor floating mid-air above a pool.

"Words can’t even say how shocked I am … geez although he was way overdue !!!!" she teased in the caption. "It was definitely worth the wait …. yes world … that man in that picture is MINE !!! I’m so blessed it’s insane !!!!"

Asghari admitted underneath the picture of himself in the comments: "Wayyyyyyy overdueee." He told Men's Health on Monday about life at home with Spears, although he made a point not to discuss the conservatorship that has controlled the pop superstar's life and career for the last 13 years.

"I just want her to be happy. If something makes her happy, I’ll do it. I’m not going to argue. What’s that saying? 'Happy wife, happy life,'" he said of Spears, whom he refers to in the interview as "my girl."

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Halsey's "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" Enters Charts At No 1

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Halsey's If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power - hailed as their best album yet by Pitchfork and Vulture and as "one of the best albums of the year" by Billboard - debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart, marking their third consecutive release to top the tally. It's the follow-up to the Platinum-certified Manic, released in January 2020. If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power also topped Billboard's Alternative Albums, Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts and claimed the #01 position on the Spotify Top 10 Global Album Debuts chart. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2.

In an explosive first week at radio, "i am not a woman, i'm a god" was #1 Most Added at Top 40 while "You asked for this" was #1 Most Added at the Alternative format. The official video for "i am not a woman, i'm a god," which can be viewed BELOW, is from IMAX Experience: Halsey Presents If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, which sold out in over 70 locations and grossed over $735K from limited showtimes around the globe. Deadline examined the success of the screenings in this feature.

The GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Platinum artist reunited with producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for an in-depth conversation about If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, moderated by Lizzy Goodman. Among the many topics they cover are the trust of Halsey's fans, the untraditional path to releasing the album, and David Bowie. Halsey, who was recently named as Shazam's Artist of the Week, also spoke at length with Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

Vulture observed, "Halsey is a total natural here, unafraid to share deep, dark thoughts with the listener, ready to cut loose amid the din of sinister synths and punishing guitars." The New York Times noted, "Halsey and Nine Inch Nails have so much in common: skill at generating drama through sheer sound, along with a willingness to admit the worst." Declaring the results "spectacular," Stereogum said, "With each successive release, Halsey's creative output got bolder, more inventive, more captivating." SPIN noted, "Halsey is not a woman, they're a rock God. And IICHLIWP proves she's earned the title."

Halsey has amassed more than 31 billion combined global streams to date, including more than 12.5 billion U.S. streams, and sold nearly 17 million adjusted album units worldwide. They continue to push creative boundaries, exerting an influence and impact beyond music. Her first book, I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry, debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list last November. Named as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2020, they have won over 20 awards, including an AMA, MTV VMA, GLAAD Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Hal David Starlight Award and a CMT Music Award. Halsey recently introduced about-face, a multi-dimensional makeup line for made for everyone.

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Cardi B & Offset Welcome Baby Boy!

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Cardi B and Offset are the proud parents of a baby boy. The couple welcomed their second child in New York on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 6:14 p.m. EST. Taking to Instagram, Cardi shared a photo cradling her newborn son in the hospital as Offset lovingly looks on.

"9/4/21🦕💙🧸," Cardi captioned the family photo.

"We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son," the couple said in a statement. "He is already loved so much by family and friends and we can't wait to introduce him to his other siblings."

This is the second child for the married couple, who are parents to 3-year-old daughter Kulture. Offset has three other kids—daughter Kalea, 6, and sons Kody, 6, and Jordan, 11, from previous relationships.

Cardi first announced the pregnancy news while performing with Offset and Migos at the BET Awards in June.

"We listened to each other, communicated, prayed and then God blessed us and our family with another little blessing," Cardi said after making the big announcement. "Our home feels so blissful and very busy but we are ready and so happy!! Thank you soo much everyone for the congrats and well wishes."

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