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Katy Perry Wrote A Song About Suicide

(Radio.com) Katy Perry has spoken candidly about her struggles with alcohol and depression and even admitted that she has thought about suicide. "I wrote a song about [suicide]," she said during a teary talk with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh. "I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed."

The revelations came over last weekend during a four-day-long reality show-style live stream, promote her new album Witness. Not all of the event was confessional and revelatory. The live stream also depicted Perry practicing yoga, meeting guests like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and sleeping after a long, draining day.

"I have been in therapy for five years, she said at the beginning of the session. "It's changed my life. Usually, everything is very confidential in therapy. Everybody's like, 'I could never tell my deepest, darkest secrets to anyone.' And we swallow them and we keep them and they become petrified. And actually, you know, the things that you fear, or whatever your secrets are, that's why therapy's amazing. And also things you don't even know that you have [come out in therapy, including] traumas from childhood." Read more here.

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Demi Lovato Guests On Jax Jones' New Single 'Instruction'

(Radio.com) Jax Jones has released a new single which is called "Instruction". The track features guest appearances from Demi Lovato and UK rapper Stefflon Don.

Demi is featured prominently in the song. "All my ladies, grind to the left, sway to the right," Lovato sings on the hook. "Drop it down low, take it back high."

It's Demi second featured vocal spot this year, this spring she teamed with the Los Angeles DJ trio Cheat Codes for the track "No Promises." Check out the new collaborative track here.

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Lil Wayne Continues Feud With Birdman

(Radio.com) It looks like the feud between Lil Wayne and Birdman is alive and well. During a recent show, Weezy was caught on camera letting the crowd know his true feelings about the Cash Money CEO.

"Tell Birdman to suck my d" Wayne yelled out before launching into a new track. Though it's unclear exactly when the video was filmed, the rapper was set to perform at Las Vegas' Drai's Nightclub this past Saturday (June 10), according to XXL.

The beef between the two began back in Dec. 2014, when Wayne condemned Birdman and Cash Money over social media for reportedly refusing to release his Tha Carter V record. Later, the Free Weezy Album rapper sued Birdman and his label for over $50 million. Read more here.

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Lorde Performs New Song On 'Tonight Show'

(Radio.com) Lorde is in full-on promotion mode for her new album Melodrama. The eccentric New Zealander is making rounds on the interview and talk show circuit, talking as candidly as she will about her life, revealing quirky tidbits and singing cuts from the record.
Earlier this week, she performed "Perfect Place" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and, well, it was pretty perfect. Dressed in a white T-shirt and a white jacket that seemed to have stalks of flowers attached to the back, Lorde looked slightly like an anemic peacock but delivered the song with passion and grace. She started off solo with a piano accompaniment, then performing with lush keyboards and backing vocalists and syncopated beats.

She also sat down with the talk show host, who asked her if she was, indeed, the architect of the onion rings review page on Instagram. She admitted that she was the culprit, but that it wasn't as much fun as she hoped it would be.

'It was fun for about 5 seconds," she said, then added, "I think they're underrated. They don't get enough credit for how delicious they are." Lorde also talked about the ups and downs of being famous, how she likes to write when no one else is around and her love for the Flame Diner. Bet they serve amazing onion rings. Watch Lorde perform "Perfect Place" and the interview clip here.

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DJ Khaled Explains How He Recruited Justin Bieber and Quavo

(Radio.com) DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" is the blockbuster collaboration of the summer, featuring hitmakers Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Migos' Quavo.

In his colorful manner, Khaled sat down with Billboard to explain how the track came to be. He revealed Quavo wrote and recorded his verse in no time flat. "Migos came through, I played it for Quavo, he was like, 'this is crazy,'" said Khaled. "The man really took five minutes, five minutes listening to the beat, and then he went into the booth and just knocked the verse out."

"As soon as I got to L.A. I thought, 'Let me call Justin Bieber.' I FaceTimed him--he picked up. I was like 'Yo, J.B. what's good? I wanna present something to you. I don't want to email it, I don't want to text it." Read more here.

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Gavin DeGraw Announces 'Raw' Tour

Music star Gavin DeGraw has announced that he will be hitting the road in late summer for what is being billed as his first-ever "raw" tour across the United States.

The Gavin DeGraw Tour will feature performances with "No laptops, no studio tricks... nothing but the music". Gavin had this to say, "This is about connecting with the songs and the audience on a much more personal level."

The trek is scheduled to kick off on August 16th in Cleveland, OH at the Playhouse Square Center and will wrap up on October 7th in Santa Cruz, CA at the Rio Theatre. Read more here.

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Niall Horan Takes Up Jimmy Fallon Instant Song Challange

(Radio.com) Jimmy Fallon is well-known for encouraging celebrities on The Tonight Show to participate a series of challenging and silly games. This past Tuesday (June 13), Fallon invited former One Direction member Niall Horan to play the "Instant Song Challenge."

The show asked fans to send in song titles, so the two could draw out the titles randomly to improvise original songs. Some of these titles included "Quickly Clicky Pens," "Witness the Fitness" and "Stepping on Toes."

As expected, the two had a blast creating songs that sounded like everything from Metallica covers to folk classics. Watch the video and check out their posts here.

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Haim Issue Warnign About Rawking Too Hard To Prince

(Radio.com) Haim might be getting ready to drop their second studio album, Something to Tell You, July 7, but earlier this week the pop-rock trio shared a cautionary tale about rocking out too hard to Prince.

The band posted a video of the youngest sister, Alana, tossing her hair around and having a good time listening to Prince. Alana ended up kneeing herself in the nose in all the excitement.

The misstep earned the video's caption, "when u rawk too hard to prince." The band posted the video with a raining umbrella emoji. Check out the hilarious post here.

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Drake Continues Showing His Love Of Sade With Another Tattoo

(Radio.com) It is not a secret how much Drake loves R&B legend Sade. This past March, Drizzy posted a sweet photo dedicated to his mother and Sade with the caption, "Two very important ladies in my life."

That same month, European tattoo artist Niki Norberg posted a photo of Drake's Sade tattoo on his ribs with the phrase "with love Sade X" written below Sade's image.

Earlier this week (June 13), Belgian tattoo artist Inal Bersekov revealed the More Life rapper's second Sade tattoo on social media. As a caption Bersekov wrote, "More life More tattoos Was honored to continue this piece based on @sade started by an amazing artist @niki23gtr on @champagnepapi Excited to continue." Check out the tattoos here.

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Pharrells' Streams 'There's Something Special' from 'Despicable Me 3'

(Radio.com) Pharrell Williams has released a stream of his new track "There's Something Special" which is the second new and original track from "Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)."

Williams had previous released a track called "Yellow Light" earlier this month from the soundtrack which features another of his songs along with hits from Michael Jackson and a-ha..

"There's Something Special" is a sweet lullaby that highlights Gru and Lucy's love for their three daughters throughout the film. The movie hits theaters June 30. Listen to the new track here.

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Foster The People Announce New Album 'Sacred Hearts Club'

(Radio.com) Foster the People have announced that their third studio album, Sacred Hearts Club, will arrive July 21.The band also shared a new video titled, "Sacred Hearts Club (the beginning)."

The documentary-style short film video clip features a behind-the-scenes looks at the group's rehearsals as they got ready for the launch of their most recent U.S. tour.

Their fall tour will start off Sept. 2 with a headline slot for Portland's Best Show Of The Year'So Far' The 12-track record is now available for pre-order. Check out the mini-doc here.

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Jason Aldean's Wife Shares Pregnancy Photo With Other Country Wives

(Radio.com) The country music industry is booming with proposals, marriage and pregnancy announcements. Last weekend, Jason Aldean's wife Brittany shared a photo of herself alongside two other pregnant country music wives.

Brittany shared an image of herself beside Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren Akins and Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard's wife Hayley. The caption reads, "Future bandmates in these bellies! 🥁"

Lauren is expecting a baby girl and is due in August. Meanwhile, Brittany will have a boy a few months later and Hayley will have a boy by the end of the year.

Is this photo revealing future stars of the country music industry? Check out the post here.

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Hunter Hayes Surprises Lyft Passengers

(Radio.com) Country star Hunter Hayes had fun last weekend at CMA Fest surprising fans that were headed to his soundcheck and it has all been shared via online video footage.

The clip was shot in a "Carpool Karaoke" style format, and shows a Lyft driver chatting with passengers, then picking up an "extra guest" on the way to the venue.

That surprise rider was Hunter Hayes. The destination for the lucky guests, onstage, to watch the singer go through his soundcheck. Check out some behind the scenes footage of the surprise here.

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Annie Lennox Celebrates Sting's Polar Prize Win With Cover

(Radio.com) Sting won the Polar Music Prize in Sweden, in recognition of "the power and importance of music." In addition to 1 million Swedish crowns, Sting won a gala celebration where artists covered his solo material and hits with the Police.

The Tallest Man on Earth performed a pared-down version of "Roxanne" but the night's most moving tribute was still to come. Annie Lennox surprised Sting at the ceremony with a performance of "Fragile." She described it as the "only" song she could perform--a clear personal favorite among his deep catalog.

"It's a such a pleasure to be here tonight. I could not feel more privileged and more honored to perform for you. You know, I've been a really sincere fan of your music for decades. You've inspired me along with millions of people around the world, and this is such a privilege." Watch performances from the evening here.

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Kodak Black Releases 'First Day Out' Video

(Radio.com) Florida rapper Kodak Black is out of jail and dropping tracks. He celebrated his newfound freedom with the release of a new song that is appropriately named 'First Day Out."

The accompanying music video clip that was revealed for 'First Day Out" features footage of the recently freed rapper reuniting with his family and symbolically freeing birds.

Kodak was released on June 5 after serving a month of a 364-day sentence. He violated his parole for a 2016 conviction, for which he still faces felony charges in South Carolina. Watch the video here.

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Frank Ocean Continues His Bromance With Brad Pitt

(Radio.com) An emotional bromance has developed between Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt and the reclusive singer, songwriter, and rapper Frank Ocean with the two expressing their admiration for one another.

The brotherly love started last month in a GQ Style interview, in which Pitt expressed his admiration for Ocean. "I find this young man so special," Pitt said. "Talk about getting to the raw truth. He's painfully honest. He's very, very special.

Apparently, Ocean shares similar feelings about the special-ness of Pittearlier this week, (June 11) during his set at the Parklife festival in Manchester, UK, Ocean wore a t-shirt with a giant picture of Pitt's face.

It was just Ocean's second performance in three years and followed a show at Denmark's NorthSide last Friday (June 9). Check out that splashy t-shirt here.

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Harry Styles Approached To Be Questionable Spokesperson

(Radio.com) When you're a mega-famous boy bander (as Harry Styles was in 2012), you're likely to get approached to promote some dodgy products. For example, Harry Styles as poster boy for SheWee, a urination funnel for women, doesn't make a lot of sense.

But that didn't stop a marketing rep from trying to recruit Harry as their celebrity spokesperson. 'They sent me a bunch and I don't know if I was supposed to do anything with them. I guess I was supposed to give them to my friends," he told The Daily Star.

In 2012, Styles tweeted about the strange overture the company made, simply writing, "Just found a box of SheWee's in my room". It was the endorsement that could have been and never was. But hey, Katy Perry has some thoughts on upright female urination, if the company is still looking for a celebrity to pitch their product.

Just found a box of SheWee's in my room.. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) May 08, 2012 Read more here.

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Dr. Dre Donating $10 Million To His Former High School

(Radio.com) Dr. Dre is giving back to his community in a big way. The music mogul has pledged $10 million dollars to build a performing arts center at a new Compton High School.

Dre was born and raised in the city and attended Centennial High School. "My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve," he told the Los Angeles Times.

"The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future." Read more here.

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A-ha's 'Take On Me' Turned Into As 'Bass On Me'

(Radio.com) A-ha's "Take On Me" is already a catchy pop hit, but we're always open to hearing new interpretations and that is just what it has received via a newly released online cover.

The former Billboard No. 1 from 1985 has been covered by YouTuber Davie504, who specializes in slappin' the bass, turning the track into "Bass On Me".

He's previously created bass versions of Nirvana, Metallica, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC. Watch "Bass On Me" and the groundbreaking original music video for "Take On Me" here.

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Run The Jewels Fuels New 'Black Panther' Trailer

(Radio.com) Marvel Entertainment released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film "Black Panther" and the preview is fueled by a hit track from Run The Jewel.

The movie features Chadwick Boseman and counts Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker among its co-stars. Although the film doesn't hit theaters until February 16, 2018, it's never too early to start promoting this potential blockbuster.

Fans of the franchise will instantly be riveted by the two-minute trailer's soundtrack made up largely of Run The Jewel's single, "Legend Has It," from their latest album, RTJ3. El-P's lyric, "step into the spotlight" is the dead giveaway when asking, who's music is that? Watch the trailer here.

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