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Donald Glover Announces Final Two Childish Gambino Albums

Donald Glover Announces Final Two Childish Gambino Albums

During a recent Gilga Radio stream on Instagram Live, Donald Glover announced that the final two Childish Gambino projects are on the way.

One of the albums will be Atavista, an updated version of the most recent Gambino album, 3.15.20.

3.15.20, which arrived at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, featured guest appearances from 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and more. The record peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200.

"We're releasing Atavista, but after that, there's the final Childish Gambino album, a soundtrack for the fans," Glove said.

During the livestream, Glover played three songs: an unreleased track, the leaked "Human Sacrifice" and "Little Big Foot," which is a collaboration with Young Nudy and formerly known as "35.31" off the 3.15.20 album.

The second album will be the soundtrack to his forthcoming movie, Bando Stone & The New World.

"My fans are great and have been so patient and are starving - this album is for you guys," he said during the stream.

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Taylor Swift Drops 'The Tortured Poets Department' As Surprise Double Album

Taylor Swift Drops 'The Tortured Poets Department' As Surprise Double Album

Taylor Swift has dropped her highly anticipated The Tortured Poets Department as surprise double album via Republic Records.

After the conventional midnight release of the standard volume of The Tortured Poets Department, consisting of sixteen songs, Swift surprise-released the second volume, subtitled The Anthology, two hours later.

"It's a 2am surprise: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album," Swift wrote on Instagram, surprising her fans. "I'd written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here's the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. 15 extra songs. And now the story isn't mine anymore. it's all yours."

While the first volume features collaborations with Post Malone and the English indie rock band Florence and the Machine, the second volume contains 15 additional songs, four of which are previously announced physical bonus tracks. "Fortnight," featuring Malone, was named the album's lead single.

Written and produced by Swift, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, the 31-track double album has more than two hours of playing time in total.

Swift announced the album at the Grammy Awards in February.

The Tortured Poets Department is the eleventh studio album by the singer-songwriter, and her fifth studio album in less than five years.

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SZA, The Killers To Headline Inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Festival

SZA, The Killers To Headline Inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Festival

SZA and The Killers have been announced as headliners of the inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Festival.

The inaugural edition of the Sudden Little Thrills festival is scheduled to take place on September 7 and 8 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh.

The Killers will headline on Saturday and SZA will headline on Sunday.

Saturday's lineup also includes St. Vincent, Girl Talk, Crowded House, Ethel Cain, Wisp, and more.

Sunday's lineup also features Wiz Khalifa, Omar Apollo, Juvenile & The 400 Degreez Band, Lupe Fiasco, Corook, feeble little horse, and more.

Tickets for the inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Festival are on sale now.

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GloRilla Arrested On DUI Charge In Georgia

GloRilla Arrested On DUI Charge In Georgia

GloRilla was recently arrested in Atlanta for allegedly driving under the influence.

The 24 year-old rapper from Memphis, whose real name is Gloria Hallelujah Woods, was arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County in the early hours of Tuesday, reports quoting the Suwanee Police Department say.

According to the police report, GloRilla was arrested and charged with DUI, consuming/possessing an open alcoholic beverage container, and failure to undergo a breathalyzer test.

She was intercepted while making a U-turn at the intersection of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Suwanee Walk Avenue.

Police say the Grammy-nominated artist admitted to consuming alcohol and struggled with a field sobriety test.

GloRilla was briefly locked up at the Gwinnett County Jail before being released on bail for $1,956.

In an Instagram post later, she said that she is back in the studio.

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Library Of Congress Reveals Latest National Recording Registry Inductees

Library Of Congress Reveals Latest National Recording Registry Inductees

The Library of Congress has revealed the latest National Recording Registry inductees.

ABBA's "Dancing Queen," Blondie's era-defining Parallel Lines, The Notorious B.I.G.'s landmark Ready to Die, Green Day's Dookie, The Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces" and Lily Tomlin's comedy are among the inductees.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage. The 2024 class of inductees also includes Gene Autry's "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," The Cars' debut album, Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star" / "Magic Moments," Juan Gabriel's heartbreaking "Amor Eterno," Hector Lavoe's salsa hit "El Cantante," Kronos Quartet's "Pieces of Africa," Johnny Mathis' "Chances Are," Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Patti Page's "Tennessee Waltz," and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine."

The recordings selected for the National Recording Registry bring the number of titles on the registry to 650, representing a small portion of the national library's vast recorded sound collection of nearly 4 million items.

The latest selections named to the registry span from 1919 to 1998. They range from the recordings of the all-Black 369th U.S. Infantry Band led by James Reese Europe after World War I, to defining sounds of jazz and bluegrass, and iconic recordings from pop, dance, country, rock, rap, Latin and classical music.

To listen to many of the recordings, the Digital Media Association compiled a list of some streaming services with National Recording Registry playlists, available at https://dima.org/national-recording-registry-class-of-2024/.

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Courtney Love Slams Taylor Swift As 'Not Important,' 'Not Interesting As An Artist'

Courtney Love Slams Taylor Swift As 'Not Important,' 'Not Interesting As An Artist'

In a recent interview with The Standard promoting her BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Sounds series, "Courtney Love's Women," Courtney Love slammed Taylor Swift, saying "she's not important" and "not interesting as an artist."

"Taylor is not important," Love said. "She might be a safe space for girls, and she's probably the Madonna of now, but she's not interesting as an artist."

It's not known why Love has a contrarian view about Swift now after having wished her a happy birthday in December 2021 via Facebook. She called Swift an "aspirational huge role model for many young women" at the time. The post also featured a photo of Love and her "occasional hair twin/neighbor."

Courtney also spoke about Lana Del Rey and Madonna during the recent interview with The Standard.

"I haven't liked Lana since she covered a John Denver song, and I think she should really take seven years off," she said. "Up until 'Take Me Home Country Roads' I thought she was great. When I was recording my new album, I had to stop listening to her as she was influencing me too much."

About Madonna, Love said, "I don't like her and she doesn't like me. I loved Desperately Seeking Susan, but for the city of New York as much as her."

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BET Experience 2024 Concert Series To Feature Cardi B, Gunna, Sexyy Red & More

BET Experience 2024 Concert Series To Feature Cardi B, Gunna, Sexyy Red & More

The BET Experience 2024 Concert Series will feature Cardi B, Gunna and Sexyy Red among others.

The week-long celebration of Black culture, entertainment, and comedy will kick off on June 26 with the inaugural late-night live comedy series at the Miracle Theatre in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Chris Spencer & Friends, this series will feature hot comedians, including Michael Blackson and Tiffany Haddish.

Pre-sale tickets are available at BETExperience.com.

From June 28 to June 29, the Crypto.com Arena and Hollywood Bowl will pay homage to hip-hop's contributions to Black culture, with performances from Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, Sexyy Red, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and more.

In addition to the live performances and comedy shows, attendees can look forward to Genius Talks, immersive workshops, and the fan-favorite BETX 2024 FanFest.

The experience culminates with the premiere of the BET Awards 2024 on June 30.

To purchase tickets, visit BETExperience.com.

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Arrested In Utah On Multiple Charges

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Arrested In Utah On Multiple Charges

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been arrested on multiple charges in Utah.

YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was arrested by the Cache County Sheriff's Office at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, reports quoting police records say.

The 24-year-old Louisiana rapper has been charged with procuring or attempting to procure prescription drugs; possession of other controlled substances; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person; a "pattern of unlawful activity"; identity fraud; and forgery, according to inmate records.

No bail has reportedly been set yet.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been under house arrest for more than two years, awaiting trial on charges of possession of two weapons as a felon.

He was arrested along with others during a music video shoot outside his ancestral house in Louisiana in September 2020 and was indicted in that case in March 2021.

He was released later and allowed to serve his pre-trial house arrest in Utah.

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Maggie Rogers Announces First-Ever Arena Tour Dates

Maggie Rogers Announces First-Ever Arena Tour Dates

Maggie Rogers has announced her first-ever arena tour dates in support of her new album, Don't Forget Me.

The Don't Forget Me Tour, Part II will launch on October 9 at Moody Center in Austin, Texas, and include shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden (October 19) and the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California (November 2). Ryan Beatty will support on all fall arena dates.

The first chance at tickets for the fall arena performances will be through in-person box office sales till April 20. Dates vary per city. Release Show tickets are limited to two per person at the box office and will be available for $25 with no added fees.

For all arena dates, Maggie is partnering with Chase to offer cardholders an exclusive presale starting on April 22, at 10 AM ET. Fans can also access Maggie's artist presale by registering at https://shop.maggierogers.com/pages/tour. The artist presale will begin on April 23. The general on sale for all arena shows on the Tour will begin on April 26, at 10 AM local time. For tickets and all tour information, visit shop.maggierogers.com/pages/tour.

Part 1 of The Don't Forget Me Tour will kick off on May 23 at Gallagher Square at Petco Park in San Diego and include two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado (May 27 + May 28). The Japanese House will support from May 24 - June 22. Rogers will also perform at Lovin' Life Festival and Bonnaroo.

The Don't Forget Me Tour, Part II tour dates with corresponding in person box office date:

10/9 Austin, TX Moody Center 4/17 at Moody Center

10/15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 4/14 at The Fillmore Philadelphia

10/17 Boston, MA TD Garden 4/16 at Paradise Rock Club

10/19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 4/13 at Irving Plaza

10/22 Toronto, ON Coca-Cola Coliseum 4/14 at Coca-Cola Coliseum

10/24 Chicago, IL United Center 4/19 at House of Blues

10/25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 4/20 at Target Center

10/29 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena 4/20 at Climate Pledge Arena

10/30 Portland, OR Moda Center 4/20 at Moda Center

11/1 San Francisco, CA Chase Center 4/20 at Chase Center

11/2 Inglewood, CA Kia Forum 4/17 at Kia Forum

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Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Tops Billboard Hot 100 For Third Week

Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Tops Billboard Hot 100 For Third Week

Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar's "Like That" has remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week.

"Like That" is a song from Future and Metro Boomin's new album, We Don't Trust You, released on March 22.

The track drew 40 million streams and 14 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 3,000 in the April 5-11 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The single also tops the Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, while it is ranked 14th on the Digital Song Sales chart.

"Like That" is followed by Hozier's "Too Sweet" at No. 2, Benson Boone's "Beautiful Things" at No. 3, Teddy Swims' "Lose Control" at No. 4 and Beyonce's "Texas Hold 'Em" at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart dated April 20.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data.

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Drake Dismissed From Lawsuits Over Astroworld Tragedy

Drake Dismissed From Lawsuits Over Astroworld Tragedy

A judge has dismissed hip-hop superstar Drake from multiple lawsuits over the tragedy at the Astroworld festival in November 2021 that resulted in the deaths of ten people and left several hundreds injured.

State District Judge Kristen Hawkins dismissed Drake from the case in a brief order. The judge also dismissed Epic Records, concert promoter ScoreMore and a few other entities from the litigation but refused to dismiss Travis Scott, Apple Inc., and Live Nation Entertainment from the lawsuits.

The suits pertain to the incident that took place at the of the Astroworld festival in Houston on November 5, 2021, at which Drake was a special guest of Travis Scott, the headliner at the festival.

Following a crowd surge that resulted in severe casualties, the affected families sued Drake, Scott and Live Nation as well as several other individuals and entities.

Drake's lawyers argued during a court hearing in Houston earlier this month that he was not involved in putting the concert together and was subsequently not liable for the deaths and injuries that occurred.

They argued that Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) was unaware of any safety issues prior to performing at the show.

"Mr. Graham did not receive any security briefings, was not informed of any crowd control issues, injuries or deaths in the crowd, or any stop show orders at any time either before or during his 14-minute performance," his attorney stated.

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Willow Shares 'B I G F E E L I N G S' From Upcoming Album 'Empathogen'

Willow Shares 'B I G F E E L I N G S' From Upcoming Album 'Empathogen'

Willow recently shared a new single, "b i g f e e l i n g s," from her upcoming album empathogen.

empathogen is set to arrive on May 3 and marks Willow's first studio album in nearly two years, following 2022's Coping Mechanism.

"The piano part of this song is so dense and dissonant but also darkly beautiful," Willow shared in a statement. "I wrote 'b i g f e e l i n g s' during a week where I was coming to terms with my own emotional patterns that I hadn't known were there."

She added, "Musically, it has a darkness and complexity that reflects what we all experience in our own minds. The song is about accepting those intense feelings that you have no idea what to do with."

The new single follows the release of "symptom of life" in March.

empathogen Tracklist:

"Home (feat. Jon Batiste)""Ancient Girl""Symptom of Life""The Fear Is Not Real""False Self""Pain For Fun (feat. St. Vincent)""No Words 1 & 2""Down""Run!""Between I and She""I Know That Face""B I G F E E L I N G S"

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Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' Remains At No. 1 On  Billboard 200 For Second Straight Week

Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' Remains At No. 1 On Billboard 200 For Second Straight Week

Beyonce's new album Cowboy Carter has topped the Billboard 200 for a second straight week.

The eighth solo album from the superstar, released on March 29, earned 125,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the April 5-11 tracking week, according to Luminate.

However, album sales went down from last week, when Cowboy Carter debuted at No. 1 on the chart.

In all, eight of Beyonce's albums have risen to the top of the Billboard 200.

Cowboy Carter is followed by J. Cole's Might Delete Later at No. 2, TOMORROW X TOGETHER's Minisode 3: TOMORROW at No. 3, Future and Metro Boomin's We Don't Trust You at No. 4, and Morgan Wallen's One Thing at a Time at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 20.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

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Dua Lipa Shares Video For New Single 'Illusion'

Dua Lipa Shares Video For New Single 'Illusion'

Dua Lipa recently released a video for "Illusion," the third single from her upcoming album, Radical Optimism.

The music video, directed by Tanu Muino, shows Lipa alongside a slew of dancers, high divers and synchronized swimmers at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.

Lipa co-wrote "Illusion" with Caroline Ailin, Danny L. Harle, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kevin Parker. Harle and Parker co-produced the song.

"'Illusion' was the first song Caroline [Ailin], Danny [Harle], Tobias [Jesso Jr.], Kevin [Parker] and I worked on together, and it really broke the ice for the record," Lipa said in a press statement. "It's about knowing what you're getting yourself into, but staying for the hell of it. The joke's on them, it's the fun of playing someone at their own game because ultimately you won't fall for an illusion."

Lipa previously released "Houdini" and "Training Season" from the forthcoming 11-track album. "Houdini" debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while "Training Season" entered the chart at No. 27.

The 11-track Radical Optimism, which is Lipa's first proper LP since 2020's Future Nostalgia, is due out on May 3 via Warner Records.

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Chloe Bailey Drops Liberating New Single 'Boy Bye'

Chloe Bailey Drops Liberating New Single 'Boy Bye'

Chloe Bailey recently released a new single, "Boy Bye," along with an accompanying video.

"'Boy Bye' is an anthem for anyone who needs to get rid of someone toxic and draining from their life. It's liberating and free, " Chloe said about the song. "That's how it feels to finally let go of the dead weight that's been keeping you down. Instead of being sad about releasing what's not good for me, I celebrate it."

The video, directed by C&P, shows Chloe and her friends exacting their revenge on her ex-beau.

"A rollercoaster ride, we going round and round, I might just cut and run, cause this just ain't that fun," Chloe sings.

Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, Carter Lang, and Kurtis McKenzie produced "Boy Bye," which is the second release from Chloe since her 2023 debut album In Pieces.

The song made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.

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Mariah Carey Adds Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Mariah Carey Adds Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Global superstar Mariah Carey has added eight more dates to her Las Vegas Residency.

"Mariah Carey: The Celebration of Mimi Live in Las Vegas" kicked off on Friday, April 12th. The newly announced performances will kick off on July 26th and run through August 10th.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 19th at 10 am PT via Ticketmaster. Presales began on Friday, April 12th.

The eight new show dates are July 26, 27 & 31; and August 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

Mariah and Live Nation Las Vegas are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to The Fresh Air Fund's Camp Mariah.

"Mariah Carey: The Celebration of Mimi Live in Las Vegas" celebrates the anniversary of Mariah's iconic album, The Celebration of Mimi. The recording artist will perform fan favorites from the album, plus other hit songs from her illustrious career.

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Jonas Brothers Postpone European Tour Dates

Jonas Brothers Postpone European Tour Dates

The Jonas Brothers have announced they are postponing the European leg of "The Tour" due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.

According to the revised schedule, the European leg will now start on September 9th with a concert at SSE Arena in Belfast and wrap up on October 16th in Krakow's Tauron Arena.

The band said that all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. The tour was originally scheduled to begin on May 18 in Norway.

"We have shifted the European dates to later this year and that is only because we have some exciting projects that we are excited to share with you at a later point," reads a statement from Jonas Brothers. "Our European fans, we love you and can't wait to see you. It's been long overdue and we are so excited to play these shows later this year in the fall. So make sure to hold on to your tickets. We will have more information to come, but we cannot wait to see you. Thank you for all your support over all these years."

"We know this is a bit inconvenient but we can't wait to share more about what's coming," the group posted on Instagram.

Jonas Brothers 2024 The Tour European/UK Tour Dates:

Sept 9 - Belfast @ SSE ArenaSept 10 - Dublin @ 2ArenaSept 12 - Manchester @ CO-OP LiveSept 13 - Glasgow @ OVO HydroSept 15 - Birmingham @ Utilita ArenaSept 16 - London @ The O2 ArenaSept 17 - London @ The O2 ArenaSept 20 - Munich @ OlymphiahalleSept 22 - Vienna @ StadthalleSept 24 - Milan @ ForumSept 26 - Barcelona @ Paulu Sant JordiSept 28 - Lyon @ LDLC ArenaSept 29 - Zurich @ HallenstadionOct 1 - Antwerp @ SportpaleisOct 2 - Cologne @ Lanxess ArenaOct 3 - Amsterdam @ Ziggo DomeOct 6 - Oslo @ SpektrumOct 8 - Copenhagen @ Royal ArenaOct 9 - Hamburg @ Barclaycard ArenaOct 13 - Paris @ Accor ArenaOct 15 - Prague @ O2 ArenaOct 16 - Krakow @ Tauron Arena

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Adam Levine Calls Seeing Mick Jagger Dance To 'Moves Like Jagger' 'Really Surreal'

Adam Levine Calls Seeing Mick Jagger Dance To 'Moves Like Jagger' 'Really Surreal'

During a recent appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Adam Levine spoke about an Instagram video that showed Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger dancing to Maroon 5's 2011 hit "Moves Like Jagger."

"It's really surreal," Levine told Jimmy Fallon on the show. "It's just one of those things you're like, 'Oh my, like how is this possible. What is happening. It's bizarre.'"

"My mom and like one of my friends sent me the video," He continued. "I was shocked not more people sent it to me."

Last month, the 80-year old British rock star had shared a clip featuring his moves to a cover of "Moves Like Jagger" played by Splash. He captioned the post, "Moves like who!"

Maroon 5 shared their approval on Instagram with an animated "GOAT" - "Greatest of All Time" - graphic.

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Jason Derulo, Michael Buble Share New 'Spicy Margarita' Video

Jason Derulo, Michael Buble Share New 'Spicy Margarita' Video

Multi-platinum global superstars Jason Derulo and Michael Buble recently released a music video for their collaborative track "Spicy Margarita."

The visual, co-directed by Derulo, was filmed at Voltaire at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, which is also the home of Derulo's upcoming Las Vegas residency beginning May 17th.

The video features Derulo as a backstage worker at the night club. Buble, who plays a singer, mocks Derulo for his past attempts to be a dancer and orders him to hold the door open for him.

"Get the door, kid," Buble says. "Still trying to be a dancer? Why don't you show us some of your moves?"

"Those days are long gone, man," responds Derulo. "I'm just working now. Right this way."

Later, when Buble arrives on stage, Derulo sneaks out from backstage, dances and sings along with him.

"Spicy Margarita" is the first-ever collaboration from Derulo and Buble. The duo celebrated their fiery collab with an unforgettable late-night TV performance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

"Spicy Margarita" is featured on Derulo's blockbuster 27-track new album, Nu King.

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Maggie Rogers Releases Third Studio Album 'Don't Forget Me'

Maggie Rogers Releases Third Studio Album 'Don't Forget Me'

Maggie Rogers' third studio album, Don't Forget Me, was released on Friday, April 12.

Along with the release of the album, the Grammy Award-nominated artist kicked off a week-long celebration that she dubbed "Box Office Week." It includes pop-up events, special shows taking place over the course of the week at intimate venues in four U.S. cities and a new round of Maggie's notable in-person ticketing.

"On the last album, Surrender, I decided to go old school and sell tickets in-person in an effort to reduce fees, combat bots and get tickets directly into the hands of fans," explains Rogers. "That process was so fun, this year I'm hosting 'Box Office Week,' where I've set some special prices for fans who want to come purchase tickets in person."

"Here's how it's going to work. from April 13th to April 20th, in every city where I'm playing an arena this fall, you can go to the local box office to choose your seats and buy your ticket for a special in-person price," she added. "In NYC, Philly, Boston, and Chicago, I'm going to be in person selling tickets directly to you at the box office. After the box office day festivities, I'll be playing a show that very same night in those four cities where me and my band will perform Don't Forget Me for the very first time."

Rogers co-produced her new album with Ian Fitchuk at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, writing eight of its 10 songs with him and penning two alone.

Speaking about the album, Rogers said, "I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon".. "Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No make up, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion's motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her."

Don't Forget Me is a follow-up to 2022's Surrender.

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Bruno Mars To Headline 2024 Trifecta Derby Eve Gala

Bruno Mars To Headline 2024 Trifecta Derby Eve Gala

Global superstar and award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Bruno Mars will headline the 2024 Trifecta Derby Eve Gala near Slugger Field in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on May 3.

The premier Derby Eve Party is back after a four-year hiatus for the 150th Kentucky Derby and will be hosted by Eden Bridgeman Sklenar and her family.

"As our final act after many years of memorable Galas and most importantly raising funds for various charities, we couldn't be more excited to host Bruno Mars, one of the most exciting entertainers in music today. We can't wait to celebrate Derby 150 with all of our guests," said Sklenar.

The Trifecta Gala is known for attracting big-name entertainment and Hollywood, fashion, and sports celebrities. This year's event will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and will pay special homage to the invaluable contributions of African Americans to the Kentucky Derby history.

The event will include a night of elevated food and libation selections, musical acts, and an abundance of who's who from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Additional celebrity guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are now available for purchase at www.trifectagala.com.

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Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu & Teyana Taylor Join Femme It Forward's New Mentorship Program

Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu & Teyana Taylor Join Femme It Forward's New Mentorship Program

Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu and Teyana Taylor have joined Femme It Forward's new mentorship program as advisors.

The multi-format music and entertainment company has announced the expansion of its mentorship endeavors with the launch of "MUSE" (Musicians Uplifting Stars Everyday), a new mentorship program created to guide and advise emerging female artists and creatives in the music industry.

FIF's President and Founder, Heather Lowery recruited music industry powerhouses Keys, Badu, and Taylor as MUSE advisors. They will each participate in a moderated conversation and unique Q&A programming, led by Lowery, to serve as an open forum for the creatives in the MUSE program to receive advice and anecdotes to illuminate new career paths.

"Heather's MUSE is creating a powerful circle of women from different backgrounds and across multiple generations," Badu said. "I am choosing to share my legacy by becoming a MUSE advisor to encourage and educate this circle and help the next generation become an improvement on the design that precedes them."

In addition to these advisors, a number of award-winning artists and creatives will serve as hands-on mentors.

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Taylor Swift's Catalog Returns To TikTok Ahead Of New Album

Taylor Swift's Catalog Returns To TikTok Ahead Of New Album

Taylor Swift's songs are back on TikTok a few days ahead of the release of her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, which is due out on April 19.

Several Swift songs, including "You Belong With Me," "Lover," "Cardigan," "Mirrorball," "Fearless (Taylor's Version)," "Cruel Summer," "Cardigan," "Style (Taylor's Version)," "Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version)," "The Man" and "ME!" - were back on TikTok by Thursday (April 11), available for users to incorporate into their videos.

After Universal Music Group let its licensing agreement with TikTok lapse on January 31, due to the app's unwillingness to pay for the "fair value" of music, Swift's catalog was pulled from the app in February. UMG also cited other concerns such as AI and artist safety as the reasons for letting the agreement lapse.

In a letter to its artists on January 30 explaining the licensing spat, UMG wrote, "With respect to the issue of artist and songwriter compensation, TikTok proposed paying our artists and songwriters at a rate that is a fraction of the rate that similarly situated major social platforms pay."

TikTok countered that Universal was engaging in "false narrative and rhetoric." TikTok said, "It is sad and disappointing that Universal Music Group has put their own greed above the interests of their artists and songwriters."

It now seems TikTok has reached a separate deal with Swift who owns her masters and presumably would have the ability to strike her own arrangement. It is also said that with her new album, The Tortured Poets Department set to arrive on April 19, Swift is partnering with TikTok to promote the album.

There is no clarification as yet about the reappearance of Swift's songs on the app. Neither TikTok nor representatives for Swift have responded to requests for comment. UMG has not spoken about the move as well.

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Megan Thee Stallion Teases Appearance On 'Celebrity Family Feud'

Megan Thee Stallion Teases Appearance On 'Celebrity Family Feud'

Megan Thee Stallion recently took to social media to announce that her family will be appearing in an upcoming episode of "Celebrity Family Feud."

"This might be in the top 5 of best family feud episodes. I CANT WAIT FOR YALL TO SEE THIS," she wrote on X, alongside the hashtag #TeamMegan. The hip-hop superstar also shared a few pictures.

In the snaps, Megan is seen clad in a full red leather outfit, with her family members also dressed in matching red.

A premiere date for the episode has not yet been announced, but Billboard says that it has confirmed with ABC that Megan's episode of "Celebrity Family Feud" will air sometime this summer.

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Beyonce Tops Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters, Hot 100 Producers Charts

Beyonce Tops Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters, Hot 100 Producers Charts

Beyonce has topped Billboard's latest Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers Charts.

The feat comes as twenty-three of Beyonce's songs are featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated April 13. Lyrics for most of these songs were written by Beyonce.

Beyonce also debuted as both the top Country Songwriter and Country Producer.

The global superstar also earned her third week atop the Billboard Artist 100.

Beyonce's eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter, is also the topper on Billboard 200, Top Streaming Albums, Top Album Sales, Top Current Album Sales, Top Country Albums, Americana/Folk Albums, Tastemakers Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts.

Billboard's weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100.

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BLACKPINK's Lisa Signs Deal With RCA Records To Release New Solo Music

BLACKPINK's Lisa Signs Deal With RCA Records To Release New Solo Music

BLACKPINK's Lisa and Lloud Co. have announced a new partnership with RCA Records.

Under the deal, the rapper, singer, dancer and style icon will release new solo music with RCA Records and have full ownership of all her recordings.

"I'm super excited to be joining the RCA family and I am confident they are the best team to create a bigger movement in my solo career. Looking forward to showing the world everything we have been preparing," Lisa said about signing the deal with RCA Records.

"We are incredibly proud to partner with LISA and LLOUD CO.! LISA is a multidimensional talent and an irrefutable global force. We are thrilled to welcome her and her team to the RCA Records family", added Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO, RCA Records, and John Fleckenstein, COO, RCA Records.

A member of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, Lisa lunched the artist management company Lloud Co. earlier this year.

Beyond her success with BLACKPINK, LISA has broken several records globally as a solo artist.

She is set to star in the upcoming season of the hit HBO Original series, "The White Lotus," which is filming in her native Thailand.

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Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Remains Atop Billboard Hot 100

Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Remains Atop Billboard Hot 100

Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar's "Like That" has continued its reign on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Like That" stays atop the chart for a second consecutive week after debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Songs chart last week.

"Like That" earned 46.1 million streams, down 23%; 10.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 81%; and sold 6,000, down 29%, for the tracking week of March 29-April 4.

"Like That" was originally released as a track from Future and Metro Boomin's collaborative studio album We Don't Trust You.

"Like That" also debuted atop the Global 200 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts simultaneously. It was both Future and Lamar's third No. 1 single on the former chart, and Metro's first as a lead artist.

Meanwhile, Beyonce has three songs in the Hot 100's top 10, which includes former chart-topper "Texas Hold 'Em" at No. 2; "II Most Wanted," with Miley Cyrus, which debuts at No. 6; and a reimagined version of Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene" at No. 7.

All three tracks are from Beyonce's latest album Cowboy Carter, which launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Miley Cyrus And Stevie Nicks' 'Edge Of Midnight'

Kelly Clarkson Covers Miley Cyrus And Stevie Nicks' 'Edge Of Midnight'

Kelly Clarkson covered Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks' 2020 hit "Edge of Midnight" during the "Kellyoke" segment of a recent episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

Clarkson, wearing a black leather skirt and a vintage Billy Joel concert tee, rendered the lead single from Miley's seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts.

"Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's tellin' me to go home/ But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own/ Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes/ Forever and ever, no more," Clarkson sang before busting into the self-assured chorus.

"I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no/ I don't need to be loved by you," she sang with the backup singers providing soulful support. "Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no/ I don't need to be loved by you."

"Edge of Midnight" hit No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2020.

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Missy Elliott Announces First-Ever Headlining North America Tour

Missy Elliott Announces First-Ever Headlining North America Tour

Global superstar Missy Elliott has announced her first-ever headlining North America Tour, called "Out of This World - The Missy Elliott Experience"

Rap legend Busta Rhymes, multi-platinum-selling superstar Ciara, and Elliott's longtime musical partner and mega-producer Timbaland will share the stage with her for the summer tour.

"This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone 'firsts.' Being the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and now going out on my first headline tour," Elliott said.

"Fans have been asking me to tour forever but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right because I knew if I was ever going to do it, I had to do it big, and I had to do it with family!" she added. "So get ready to be taken Out of This World with me, Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland! We can't wait to share this experience with the fans!"

The 24-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on July 4 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and conclude at Allstate Arena on August 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. Tickets are on sale now.

Out of This World - The Missy Elliott Experience Tour 2024 Dates:

July 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaJuly 6 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge ArenaJuly 9 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland ArenaJuly 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Crypto.com ArenaJuly 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaJuly 16 - Denver, CO @ Ball ArenaJuly 18 - Austin, TX @ Moody CenterJuly 20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJuly 21 - Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies ArenaJuly 24 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaJuly 25 - Sunrise, FL @ Amerant Bank ArenaJuly 27 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaAug 1 - Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank ArenaAug 2 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton ColiseumAug 3 - Belmont Park, NY @ UBS ArenaAug 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterAug 8 - Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaAug 9 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterAug 10 - Boston, MA @ TD GardenAug 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays CenterAug 15 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaAug 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreAug 19 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaAug 22 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

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Is For Lovers 2024 To Feature Hawthorne Heights, All-American Rejects & More

Is For Lovers 2024 To Feature Hawthorne Heights, All-American Rejects & More

The 2024 Is For Lovers traveling festival will feature founding band Hawthorne Heights, The All-American Rejects, Yellowcard, Underoath, Thursday and more.

Is for Lovers, which takes its name from the Hawthorne Heights song "Ohio Is for Lovers," takes place across seven locations between June and September. The closing event, dubbed Ohio Is for Lovers, will be held September 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"We are happy to be back in 2024, soaking up the summer sun with these bands and fans, most of who have been shedding and shredding tears with us since 2004," said J.T. Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights' vocalist and co-founder of the Is For Lovers Festival. "While each show has a wildly different feel, we think it's important to celebrate the local and regional attractions at each date."

"Is For Lovers Festival is designed to put the fan in a Time Machine, and transport them back to the most vibrant years of their lives. We try to make it an easy day spent in beautiful locations with bands that helped shape who they are," he added. "Hawthorne Heights is excited to be outside, setting up tents, loading gear, singing these songs, and personally spending time with our fans."

Is For Lovers Festival dates :

6/22 - Tahoe Is For Lovers7/13 - West Virginia Is For Lovers 7/20 - OBX Is For Lovers7/27 - Pops Is For Lovers8/24 - Iowa Is For Lovers8/31 - CA Is For Lovers9/7 - Ohio Is For Lovers

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Lady Gaga Stars As Harley Quinn In First 'Joker: Folie A Deux' Trailer

Lady Gaga Stars As Harley Quinn In First 'Joker: Folie A Deux' Trailer

A trailer released by Warner Bros. for Joker: Folie à Deux, the sequel to the 2019 psychological thriller Joker, features Lady Gaga as henchwoman Harley Quinn.

"I'm nobody," Gaga's Harley tells Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck in the trailer, as a version of Hal David and Burt Bacharach's 1965 classic "What the World Needs Now Is Love" plays in the background. "I haven't done anything with my life like you have."

The trailer also features visuals of several musical moments in addition to the "What the World Needs Now Is Love" song. Steve Coogan's character is heard saying, "We use music to make us whole, to balance the fractures within ourselves,"

In a scene with Coogan, Phoenix acknowledges his relationship with Harley Quinn, saying, "I'll tell you what's changed: I'm not alone anymore."

The Todd Phillips-directed film also stars Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener and Brendan Gleeson.

Variety previously said the film is "mostly a jukebox musical" that integrates at least 15 reinterpretations of "very well-known songs" and could contain one or two original soundtrack songs as well. It added that the film is expected to "break the mold of traditional musicals."

Joker: Folie à Deux is set to premiere in cinemas on October 4.

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Halsey, Moses Sumney Featured In First Trailer For 'MaXXXine'

Halsey, Moses Sumney Featured In First Trailer For 'MaXXXine'

The first trailer for upcoming slasher film MaXXXine, featuring Halsey and Moses Sumney among other stars, has been released.

The trailer also features Mia Goth, who reprises her lead role as Maxine, Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Debicki, and Giancarlo Esposit.

MaXXXine is the first feature film for Sumney, while Halsey played a role in crime movie Americana, which has not yet been released.

Written and directed by Ti West, MaXXXine is the final installment of the X trilogy, following X and Pearl.

After surviving a massacre, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx sets out for fame and success in 1980s Los Angeles. However, as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of 80s Los Angeles, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

MaXXXine is scheduled for release in the United States by A24 on July 5.

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GloRilla, Megan Thee Stallion Drop 'Wanna Be' Video

GloRilla, Megan Thee Stallion Drop 'Wanna Be' Video

GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion recently released a music video their collaborative single "Wanna Be."

The video, directed by Benny Boom, shows Glo and Megan having the upper hand over men at a massive frat party.

In the song, which seems to sample Soulja Boy's 2010 hit "Pretty Boy Swag," Glo raps, "Tell these ho*s to stay dangerous 'cause nan one of they ni**as safe/ My nig**a say he faithful, I still got a few ho*s just in case."

Later on, Meg steps in, rapping, "A P-I-M-P, I be ho*in' these ni**as/ He run back to me 'cause you borin' a ni**a/ These ni**as be crazy, I don't blame 'em/ I'm a dog too, I don't wanna change him."

And then, Meg spits, "He don't wanna be saved, don't save him/ That is not my nigga, don't claim him/ 'Bout twenty missed calls, he faded/ White boy wasted, Channing Tatum," with Glo coming in, crooning: "He don't wanna be kept, don't keep him/ He don't want the baby, then, bi**h, don't keep it/ I don't get left, I'm a leaver/ Hoes love me like Justin Bieber."

"Wanna Be" is from Glo's 12-track mixtape Ehhthang Ehhthang, which features support from Moneybagg Yo, Boston Richey, Finesse 2x, and Kevo Muney.

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Anitta Announces Baile Funk Experience Tour

Anitta Announces Baile Funk Experience Tour

Grammy Award-nominated international superstar Anitta has announced her long-awaited tour, the Baile Funk Experience.

Kicking off on May 18 in Mexico City, Mexico, the 20-plus date tour produced by Live Nation is expected to give fans an authentic taste of the iconic funk parties in Brazil.

The tour includes Anitta's first-ever North American leg, which will bring her to Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Toronto and more. Following the North American leg, Anitta will travel to South America and then Europe. Venues include Bogota, Buenos Aires, London, Paris and Ibiza.

The tour will follow the release of Anitta's new album, Funk Generation, which is due out on April 26 via Republic Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment. The album is available to pre-order/pre-save at https://link.fans/anitta-newmusic-2024

Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale beginning Friday, April 12, at 10 am local time at https://anitta.com.br/.

Tickets for the European dates will go on sale Friday, April 12, at 10 am local time at https://anitta.com.br

Tickets for the Mexico City and South America dates are on sale now at https://anitta.com.br

Fans can also purchase VIP Packages. Details are available at vipnation.com.

Anitta's Baile Funk Experience Tour Dates:

May 18 - Mexico City, MX @Salon LA

May 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

May 23 - Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore

May 26 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

May 28 - Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway

May 29 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY

June 1 - Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

June 2 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount

June 7 - Bogota, Colombia @ Lourdes Music Hall

June 9 - Lima, Peru @ CCB

June 14 - Santiago, Chile @ Basel

June 16 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Vorterix

June 25 - Berlin, Germany @ Metropol

June 26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

June 28 - London, UK @ O2 Kentish Town Forum

June 29 - Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre

July 1 - Ibiza, Spain @ Pacha

July 3 - Madrid, Spain @ Sala La Riviera

July 4 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

July 7 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique

July 8 - Ibiza, Spain @ Pacha

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Khalid Returns With New Single 'Please Don't Fall In Love With Me'

Khalid Returns With New Single 'Please Don't Fall In Love With Me'

Khalid has returned with a brand new single, "Please Don't Fall In Love With Me."

The song is from Khalid' highly-anticipated forthcoming third album, which is set to drop this year.

"Please Don't Fall In Love With Me" was written by Khalid and produced by Jason Kellner, Denis Kosiak, and Jef Villaluna. The song samples Alicia Keys' "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)."

"The last few years consisted of me working diligently on what I presume to be my best and most personal album yet," Khalid shared. "I've spent an unhealthy amount of time in the studio working with some of my favorite creatives just to deliver this amazing body of work and now I finally get to share a piece of me in my new era with my day one fans!"

Khalid's upcoming album will follow 2019's Free Spirit, which included hits like "Better" and "Talk" featuring Disclosure.

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Beyonce Scores Historic U.K. Chart Double

Beyonce Scores Historic U.K. Chart Double

Beyonce has scored an historic, record-breaking U.K. Official Chart Double.

Beyonce has becomes the first black artist to take a country album to No. 1 on the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. The pop music icon has also become the first artist to achieve a U.K. Official Chart double with a country album and country single.

Cowboy Carter, the eighth solo album from the superstar, crashes into the Official Albums Chart top spot with 40,000 chart units, while "Texas Hold 'Em" returns to the top of the Official Singles Chart for a fifth non-consecutive week. It's also the most-streamed track in the U.K. this week with 5.5 million streams.

Cowboy Carter also topples Kacey Musgraves to become Beyonce's first No. 1 album on the Official Country Albums Chart.

This is Queen Bey's second Official Chart double and first in more than 20 years; she previously topped the Official Albums and Singles Charts simultaneously in 2003 with debut solo album Dangerously In Love and the iconic "Crazy In Love" ft. Jay-Z.

Three of Cowboy Carter's tracks are present in the Top 10 of the Official Singles Chart, which is a career-best showing for Beyonce. "Texas Hold 'Em" (1) is joined by "Jolene" (8) and "II Most Wanted" with Miley Cyrus (9).

Olivia Rodrigo's GUTS lifts one place to No. 2 on the latest Official U.K. Chart following the release of its GUTS (spilled) edition, which features five tracks previously unavailable digitally.

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Sia Reunites With Labrinth On New Single 'Incredible'

Sia Reunites With Labrinth On New Single 'Incredible'

Sia reunited with Labrinth on a new single, "Incredible," the second track from her forthcoming LP, Reasonable Woman, which is due out on May 3 via Atlantic Records.

Sia previously released "Dance Alone," her collab with Kylie Minogue, from the upcoming album.

Sia and Labrinth previously teamed up on Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present... LSD in 2019. They also worked together on the Wonder Woman track "To Be Human" in 2017 and "Oblivion," which appeared in Sia's film, Music.

Sia debuted "Incredible" during her performance at the Cartier Trinity Launch in Paris in February.

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Jay Z's Made In America Festival Canceled For Second Straight Year

Jay Z's Made In America Festival Canceled For Second Straight Year

Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival, scheduled to take place in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, has been canceled for a second straight year.

The festival organizers posted the cancellation news on social media and their official website without assigning any specific reason.

"As purveyors of change, the Made In America executive production team is reimagining a live music experience that affirms our love and dedication to music and the work we do. We promise an exciting return to the festival," the statement read, without providing a timeline for the festival's return.

"Since its inception, this groundbreaking festival has celebrated music and community - from creating a space for fans to connect, to uplifting local small businesses and shining a light on important causes. It has strived for accessibility, eliminating barriers through affordable tickets and location," the statement said.

Last year, Made In America canceled the festival in August, a month before the scheduled date, saying the festival would not happen "due to severe circumstances outside of production control." Lizzo and SZA were set to headline the festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The festival, which began in 2012 had been held every year up until 2023, except in 2020 as the pandemic forced the organizers to cancel the event.

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Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Beyonce's Cowboy Carter has debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 13.

Cowboy Carter, also referred to as Act II: Cowboy Carter, earned 407,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 4, according to Luminate. The album marks the superstar's eighth No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Cowboy Carter, Beyonce's eighth studio album, was released on March 29, 2024, via Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. The album is the second installment of Beyonce's trilogy project, following Renaissance (2022).

With 407,000 units earned, Cowboy Carter claims the biggest week of 2024 and the largest since Taylor Swift's 1989 (Taylor's Version) bowed with 1.653 million units on the November 11, 2023-dated list.

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Billie Eilish Announces New Album 'Hit Me Hard And Soft'

Billie Eilish Announces New Album 'Hit Me Hard And Soft'

Billie Eilish has officially announced her new album, Hit Me Hard And Soft, which is set to be released on May 17.

"'HIT ME HARD AND SOFT' MY THIRD ALBUMMMMMMMMMMMMM COMES OUT MAY 17THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH," Eilish wrote on Instagram.

"So crazy to be writing this right now I'm nervyyyyy & exciteddd. Not doing singles I wanna give it to you all at once :PPP Finneas and I truly could not be more proud of this album and we absolutely can't wait for you to hear it. love you love you love you," she added.

Eilish has been teasing new music on social media recently. In December, she told Jimmy Fallon that the record was "almost done."

Eilish also revealed the album cover, which features Eilish underwater, barefoot and sinking beneath a white wooden door.

Hit Me Hard and Soft is Eilish's third album and follows 2021's Happier Than Ever and her 2019 star-making debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Hit Me Hard and Soft was written by Eilish with her brother and longtime collaborator, Finneas, who also produced the album.

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21 Savage & Brent Faiyaz Drop 'Should've Wore A Bonnet' Video

21 Savage & Brent Faiyaz Drop 'Should've Wore A Bonnet' Video

21 Savage and Brent Faiyaz recently dropped a video for their collaborative song "Should've Wore a Bonnet" from American Dream.

The visual, directed by Hidji, shows 21 Savage and Faiyaz at a party in the midst of several pretty women and celebrities. Rappers Offset and Migos make cameo appearances in the video.

"Drop your dot, you know I'm comin'/ Lace front f***** up, you should've wore your bonnet," 21 Savage raps.

21 Savage and Faiyaz performed the song on "Saturday Night Live" in February.

The 15-track American Dream marked 21 Savage's second-straight solo album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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Bruno Mars Announced As Grand Opening Performer At L.A.'s Intuit Dome

Bruno Mars Announced As Grand Opening Performer At L.A.'s Intuit Dome

Bruno Mars has been announced as Intuit Dome's grand opening performer with two back-to-back opening night shows in Inglewood, California, on August 15 and 16.

The multi-talented, fourteen times Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is set to return to Los Angeles following a six-year hiatus.

Intuit Dome, the new home of the LA Clippers, promises fans and performers alike an unforgettable experience featuring the venue's premium acoustics, back of house artist offerings, and intimate seating. Fans will enjoy an intimate viewing experience with their seats hovering over the floor, bringing them closer to the show.

"We are thrilled Bruno Mars will open Intuit Dome," said Gillian Zucker, CEO, Halo Sports and Entertainment. "Bruno, who has a strong connection to Inglewood, will undoubtedly deliver an iconic performance that is worthy of this moment, and will leave a lasting impression on everyone who attends these two shows."

Tickets for both dates go on sale on April 11 at 10 AM local time at https://www.ticketmaster.com/bruno-mars-tickets/artist/1466801

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Doja Cat Shares Video For 'Masc' From Deluxe Edition Of 'Scarlet'

Doja Cat Shares Video For 'Masc' From Deluxe Edition Of 'Scarlet'

Grammy Award-winning singer Doja Cat recently dropped a music video for "Masc," a track from the deluxe edition of her album Scarlet.

The music video was directed and shot in Los Angeles by Doja Cat and Jamal Peters.

Last year, Doja Cat released her highly anticipated and critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Scarlet. The album featured smash hits such as "Attention," "Paint The Town Red," "Agora Hills," and more.

The 28-year-old singer and rapper released a deluxe edition of the album, titled Scarlet 2 Claude, on Friday, April 5.

Meanwhile, Doja Cat is set to headline the 2024 Coachella Music Festival on Sunday, April 14th and April 21st.

At the start of this summer, Doja Cat will embark on the European/U.K. leg of her Scarlet Tour and perform at various U.K. music festivals starting on June 9th in Manchester, England, before wrapping at the Wireless Music Festival on July 14th.

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Lawsuit Claims Kanye West Threatened To Lock Donda Students In Cages

Lawsuit Claims Kanye West Threatened To Lock Donda Students In Cages

A lawsuit filed by former Yeezy and Donda Academy employee Trevor Phillips in Los Angeles claims Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) threatened to lock students in cages.

According to NBC News and Rolling Stone, Phillips also alleges Ye frequently praised Hitler and once compared himself to the Nazi leader ("minus the gas chambers"), simulated masturbation during a one-on-one hotel room meeting, and threatened to punch Phillips during a "temper tantrum."

The lawsuit also accuses Ye of verbally abusing Black staff and treating them "considerably worse than white employees," as well as telling his employees that they could be fired for being "fat." The singer is also alleged to have temporarily delayed payment to workers after his Yeezy bank accounts were frozen.

Phillips, who was transferred to Donda Academy after adidas cut ties with Ye over a string of anti-Semitic behavior, claims that Ye continued to "double down" on making anti-Semitic statements and threatened to go after the LGBTQ+ community "next." On being pushed back by Phillips, Ye responded with "incessant harassment, humiliation, and attempts to both mentally control and destroy" him.

The lawsuit also claims that Ye went after Phillips' medical condition and his daughter, raising his hand and pointing at Phillip's neck condition, screaming: "F*** your neck!" "Then pointing at the school, Kanye belched, 'And f*** your daughter. I don't give a f*** about none of that,'" the suit reads.

Phillips' suit seeks more than $35,000 in damages for claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, among others.

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J. Cole Surprise-Drops New Album 'Might Delete Later'

J. Cole Surprise-Drops New Album 'Might Delete Later'

J. Cole surprised fans by dropping his new album, Might Delete Later on Friday (April 5), without any prior announcement about the release.

The 15-track album features several artists, including Gucci Mane, Cam'ron, Bas, Central Cee, Ari Lennox, Young Dro and more.

Cole had teased some songs from the Might Delete Later album during his Vlogs of the same name recapping his travels as part of Drake's "Big As the What? Tour" earlier this year.

J. Cole's last album was The Off-Season in 2021. The record, logging 282,000 equivalent album units sold in the first week, topped the Billboard200 , and earned the rapper his sixth No. 1.

Might Delete Later Tracklist:

1. "Pricey" Feat. Ari Lennox, Gucci Mane, and Young Dro2. "Crocodile Tearz"3. "Ready '24" Feat. Cam'Ron4. "Huntin' Wabbitz"5. "H.Y.B." Feat. Bas & Central Cee6. "Fever"7. "Stickz N Stonez"8. "Pi" Feat. Daylyt & Ab-Soul9. "Stealth Mode" Feat. Bas10. "3001"11. "Trae The Truth In Ibiza"12. "7 Minute Drill"

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Dua Lipa Teases New Single 'Illusion'

Dua Lipa Teases New Single 'Illusion'

Dua Lipa recently took to social media to tease a new single, "Illusion," from her upcoming album, Radical Optimism.

Lipa's post on X features a photo of the project's artwork as well as a teaser video. The photo shows the singer clad in a white bikini top and shawl.

"ILLUSION 11TH APRIL ~ YOU READY?," she captioned the post with three water-droplet emojis.

In the clip, Lipa is seen singing and dancing along. "Don't you know I could do this dance all night? Ooh, what you doin'? / Don't know who you think that you're confusing / I be like, Ooh, it's amusing / You think I'm gonna fall for an illusion," she sings.

Lipa previously released "Houdini" and "Training Season" from the forthcoming album. "Houdini" debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Training Season" debuted at No. 27 on the chart.

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Tyla's 'Water' Jumps To No. 1 On Billboard's Hot R&B Songs Chart

Tyla's 'Water' Jumps To No. 1 On Billboard's Hot R&B Songs Chart

Tyla's Water has jumped to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs Chart dated April 6.

Earning 10.3 million official U.S. streams in the tracking week ending on March 28 helped "Water" rise from No. 4 to the top of the chart.

The song also improved its ranking to No. 4 on the R&B Streaming Songs chart, while it held on to No. 6 on the Pop Airplay chart.

"Water" is a song from the Grammy winning South African singer's debut studio album Tyla, which was released on March 22.

The self-titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart with 24,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week.

Besides "Water," five more tracks from Tyla are ranked on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart. They are, "Truth or Dare," "Art," "No. 1," featuring Tems, "Jump," with Gunna and Skillabeng, and "Safer."

Meanwhile, "Water" continued its dominance on the Afrobeats chart for a 25th consecutive week.

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Luke Bryan, Ne-Yo To Headline FanDuel's Inaugural Kentucky Derby Party

Luke Bryan, Ne-Yo To Headline FanDuel's Inaugural Kentucky Derby Party

FanDuel Group has announced five time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and Grammy award-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo as the headlining performers at the company's inaugural Kentucky Derby Party.

The exclusive, invite-only event will take place on May 3 at Paristown Arts and Entertainment District in Louisville, Kentucky, from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am.

"Partnering with FanDuel for the Kentucky Derby party is an absolute honor," said Bryan. "It's such an iconic event filled with tradition and history, and I hope fans are ready for an unforgettable night - it's going to be a party!"

"We are grateful for our partnership with Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby holds a special place in the hearts of fans worldwide," said Andrew Moore, General Manager of Racing at FanDuel. "We're thrilled to be part of the excitement once again, making this year's Derby celebration one for the books."

Prior to doors opening for the concert, FanDuel will host a garden party for attendees featuring brand engagements starting at 7 PM.

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Imagine Dragons Return With New Single 'Eyes Closed'

Imagine Dragons Return With New Single 'Eyes Closed'

Imagine Dragons recently released a brand-new single, entitled "Eyes Closed," along with an accompanying video.

About the song, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds commented, "After taking some time off the road and spending time catching up with family and loved ones, I finally have felt the desire to go back to the sonic places that originally brought me the most joy, but with a new outlook and mentality."

He continued, "The world looks much different after being a band for more than a decade. But some things will always remain the same. It's finding that right balance of nostalgia and freshness that brings me the most joy in the studio. We had a lot of fun making this one and hope you enjoy it too."

In the music video, Reynolds is seen covered in sand as everything around him crumbles. The music video was directed by Andrew Donoho.

Imagine Dragons' last album was Mercury - Act 2, which dropped in 2022.

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Paul McCartney Gave Beyonce His Blessing To Use Original 'Blackbird' Backing Track

Paul McCartney Gave Beyonce His Blessing To Use Original 'Blackbird' Backing Track

Beatles legend Paul McCartney gave superstar Beyonce his blessing to use the original "Blackbird" backing track for her version of the song from Cowboy Carter.

"I am so happy with Beyonce's version of my song 'Blackbird,'" McCartney said on Facebook. "I spoke to her on FaceTime and she thanked me for writing it and letting her do it. I told her the pleasure was all mine and I thought she had done a killer version of the song."

It appears that Beyonce has used The Beatles' original "Blackbird" backing track in her cover of the song. The new rendition incorporates instrumental elements directly from the original Beatles master recording released in 1968, including McCartney's acoustic guitar and foot tapping.

McCartney himself confirmed this during a recent online FaceTime conversation.

In the credits for Cowboy Carter, McCartney has been credited with playing guitar on the song and is listed as one of the producers. However, the credits do not explicitly indicate that McCartney's guitar work was not newly recorded for the track.

The original track was written solely by McCartney in 1968 for the band's self-titled double-LP, aka The White Album.

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