‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Challenges Kehlani to Sing Show’s Theme Song on ‘Quizzed’: Exclusive Video

Talk about a good thing! Kehlani sat down with Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams for Billboard’s latest season two episode of “Quizzed” to test her knowledge on ABC’s long-running medical drama, which returns for season 17 on Nov. 12.

“You better be good!” teases Williams, who plays the beloved Dr. Jackson Avery, as he prepares to begin quizzing her about the show.

“I’m nervous!” Kehlani admits as they get started with the True or False questions in round one.

She starts off answering a little hesitantly, but hits her stride when it came to a question about the show’s instantly recognizable song. Says Williams, “‘How to Save a Life’ by The Fray is the show’s theme song.” Kehlani quickly answers that it’s false.

“Do you know what it is?” the actor asks.

“I know what it sounds like …,” the singer-songwriter offers.

At that, Williams brings in a challenge: “Let’s hear it!”

After laughing and waving her hand in the negative, Kehlani responds, “No! I can’t make that little ding sound!” Though the “Take You Back” singer turns down the opportunity to sing the tune (it’s Psapp’s “Cosy in the Rocket”), she says she might just sample it instead.

Williams gave Kehlani even more of a challenge when round three — the quotes section — rolled around. “I’m terrible at this!” cries the singer at the start of the round. “I don’t even know quotes from …”

“You know your own lyrics?” Williams presses.

“Barely!” admits Kehlani. “On stage, it takes me forever if they’re from more projects older than a project ago.”

See how well Kehlani knows Grey’s Anatomy by watching the full episode of “Quizzed” above!

Mxmtoon and Carly Rae Jepsen Want You to Know You’ll Be ‘OK On Your Own’: Watch the New Video

Carly Rae Jepsen said in a Sept. 4 tweet that it would be “a dream” to work with pop singer-songwriter Mxmtoon. Five days later, on Sept. 9, that dream came true, as Mxmtoon and Jepsen unveiled their collab “OK On Your Own.

The song details the fallout of a breakup, during which both Mxmtoon and Jepsen learn that sometimes, it’s better to simply allow yourself to be on your own for some time. “I need some time to myself so I can comprehend/ I’m not so scared to admit I could use a friend,” the pair sing on the chorus.

On Wednesday (Nov. 11), Mxmtoon shared a new music video for the track. In the visual, the singer lounges around her New York apartment, learning to move on from a breakup. Throughout the clip, small, cartoon drawings of plants, creatures and even celestial bodies sprout into frame to comfort Mxmtoon as she processes her newfound isolation.

While Jepsen doesn’t physically show up in the video, her voice most certainly does, appearing to comfort Mxmtoon while doodled clouds begin to part and show the singer the comfort she’s been looking for. “Maybe we knew that from the start/ I can’t complete you, baby,” Jepsen sings. “But I’ll hold you in my heart.”

In a statement released with the single, Mxmtoon shared her elation about getting to work with Jepsen. “I was beyond excited to work on this track and have it be graced by Carly Rae Jepsen, someone who stands for empowerment and knows the themes of love and loneliness all too well,” she said. “My hope for the song is that ‘OK On Your Own’ can let people know that vulnerability is never something to be afraid of.”

Check out the new video for “OK On Your Own” below:

This article has been updated.

Meghan Trainor & Seth MacFarlane Ring in Holiday Season With ‘White Christmas’ Chart Debut

Meghan Trainor and Seth MacFarlane debut the holiday season’s first Yuletide entry on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as their version of “White Christmas” arrives at No. 24 on the survey dated Nov. 14.

The song received plays in the tracking week (ending Nov. 8) on 15 reporting stations that have already flipped to all- or partial-holiday playlists, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The carol is from A Very Trainor Christmas, which debuts at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart with 7,000 equivalent album units. The set also includes remakes of Britney Spears’ “My Only Wish” and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and guest turns, in addition to MacFarlane, from Earth, Wind & Fire and Trainor’s father, Gary. (Trainor’s mother, Kelli, reached No. 22 on Digital Song Sales as featured on her daughter’s 2016 tribute track “Mom.”)

Trainor adds her 11th AC entry and third holiday hit: Brett Eldredge’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” on which she’s featured, led for a week during the 2016-17 holiday season and her own “I’ll Be Home” dashed to No. 5 in 2014-15.

MacFarlane, the creator of the Fox TV series Family Guy and The Orville, and writer, director and star of the films Ted and Ted 2, among others, adds his third charted AC title, after his version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring Sara Bareilles, and his solo take on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” reached Nos. 10 and 28, respectively, in 2014. Both songs are from MacFarlane’s Holiday for Swing!, which rose to No. 8 on Top Holiday Albums that year.

MacFarlane has released five albums, including Holiday for Swing!, all of which have hit the top five on the Jazz Albums chart, dating to his first in 2011. No One Ever Tells You led the list in 2015 and his most recent LP, Once in a While, reached No. 5 in May 2019.

My Top 10: Tate McRae Lists Her 10 Favorite Songs to Dance To in 2020

“The past couple months have been so weird,” Tate McRae tells Billboard, “trying to build a career in a pandemic while I’m finishing 12th grade, and dancing, and working.” Indeed, 2020 was been a year to remember for the 17-year-old Calgary native, who has transitioned from So You Think You Can Dance stardom to one of the more compelling new voices in modern pop.

As she finishes high school remotely, McRae has watched her music career build momentum: her simmering single “You Broke Me First” has reached No. 55 on the Hot 100 chart, and was showcased during a choreo-heavy performance at the MTV EMAs on Sunday night (Nov. 8). The singer-songwriter has also collaborated with artists like Lil Mosey, Ali Gatie and Saygrace, and is featured on this week’s Spotify Singles program with a cover of Conan Gray’s hit single “Heather.” “It’s been interesting trying to balance out two different lives,” she says, “and trying to do it in my room the whole time.”

As she awaits the end of the pandemic and an opportunity to perform her songs for live audiences, McRae, a competitive dancer since early childhood, is finding new tunes to groove along with in quarantine. Here, she takes Billboard through 10 of her favorites, from Hot 100 chart-toppers to slow-growing TikTok hits. “Contemporary dance is usually really depressing,” says McRae. “These are party dance songs — songs that I just jam to.”

Check out Tate McRae’s 10 favorite songs to dance to and her thoughts on each track, then scroll to the bottom for a full playlist of her picks.

1. Surfaces, “Sunday Best”

“This song is too good. I feel like no one really expected it — it just came out of nowhere. But I feel like I will never get sick of this song. It’s been out for quite a while now, and it’s still forever on my playlist.”

2. Lil Yachty & Dababy feat. Drake, “Oprah’s Bank Account”

“I used to dance to this song in the studio all the time. I would improv to it. If I ever had a terrible day, it would be the only song that would actually put me into a good mood before dance started. I was obsessed with that song for the longest time ever, and obsessed with the music video, too. I don’t know what it was about it, but I loved it.”

3. DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

“‘Rockstar’ is one of the greatest songs ever. I remember listening to DaBaby’s album [Blame It On Baby] the first day that it came out, and I was just obsessed with that song. Then it became a huge trend on TikTok, and there were a whole bunch of dances to it, to the point where it was impossible not to dance to it.”

4. Arizona Zervas, “FML”

“This is a song that I scream at the top of my lungs with friends in a car. It’s just one of those songs. ‘Roxanne’ is amazing, but I feel like ‘FML’ is a next-level type of song, and it’s hard to get sick of it.”

5. Doja Cat, “Say So”

“Her EMAs performance was so sick. I loved how she changed it into a rock song, that was epic. It’s a super catchy song, and turning it into a totally different was a super cool move to make, especially since she’s been doing a lot of performances with that song. It was so sick to see her perform like that, to see her completely change up her look from anything she’s ever done.”

6. Machine Gun Kelly & Blackbear, “My Ex’s Best Friend”

“I’m a big fan of Blackbear, always have been. This song is so catchy, and I love Machine Gun Kelly as well. I think they’re super talented artists and I was so happy that they collaborated.”

7. SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”

“‘Roses’ is almost annoyingly catchy, because it never gets out of your head. I hear it everywhere I go. There’s this one TikTok dance to it, and overtime me and my friends are together, it’s impossible not to do it. The other day I heard the slowed-down version, and it’s just crazy how it got turned into this global hit on a remix!”

8. Ariana Grande, “Positions”

“I think her [Positions] album is insanely good. Over the years I’ve become more and more of an Ariana fan, especially with her last album, and now this album. This song is super catchy, and the whole album is really cohesive and has a cool vibe. It has more of an R&B feel to it, which I love, and this is just one of the songs I could choose from.”

9. BENEE feat. Gus Dapperton, “Supalonely”

“I love her so much! And I love the music video to this. This song just reminds me of mid-March, pure quarantine, family walks, dancing and doing TikToks in my house with my brother.”

10. Dua Lipa, “Levitating”

“I think that Dua Lipa’s album [Future Nostalgia] was also amazing, and the coolest thing about all of these artists is that they all made their own style this year. This whole ‘80s vibe really came back — The Weeknd’s album was on repeat for me this year, and same with Dua Lipa’s album. Her whole vision was really inspiring to look at, to take pieces of and put it into my own creative process. I’m a big Dua fan, she’s one of a kind.”