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Man Arrested For Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Plot

(Radio.com) A Florida man was taken into custody after police discovered he was planning to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey. Orlando Police officers arrested 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt on Friday (Feb. 2) outside of Florida's Amway Center where the singer was performing, reports The New York Times.

Police arrested Hunt a block away from the venue after receiving a tip about his plan to kidnap the singer. Officials discovered Hunt carrying a knife along with a ticket to the show and immediately took him into custody.

Hunt was held Sunday without bail on charges of "attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat," reported The New York Times.

Following news of the arrest, Del Rey thanked her fans on social media for their concern over her safety and said she's "doing fine." Read her post here.

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Justin Timberlake Talks Prince Tribute During Super Bowl Halftime Show

(Radio.com) One of the highlights of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday night (Feb 4) was his homage to his greatest music hero, Prince. The segment included Justin singing Prince's "I Will Die 4 U" and a projection of the late artist bathed in purple light.

"It's a moment for me, and if I'm being quite honest, it's because he's always been the pinnacle of musicianship," Timberlake told Jimmy Fallon during an interview on an after-game episode of The Tonight Show. "And when we decided that the serendipity and synergy [of being] in Minnesota -- he's such a special thing here aside from what he is all over the world. I just felt like I wanted to do something for this city and something for him that would just be the ultimate homage to what I consider the GOAT [Greatest of All Time] of musicians."

Timberlake explained to Fallon how his team technically assembled the Prince tribute. "We got the actual vocal stems from 'I Would Die 4 U' and the actual recording, and then we got uncut footage from his performance of it in Purple Rain and somehow, someway, by the grace of -- probably Prince looking down on us -- it synced up and it was this crazy, serendipitous moment."

During his halftime performance, Timberlake avoided using guest stars or controversial stunts in favor of a singing a cavalcade of greatest hits, including "Rock Your Body," "SexyBack," "Suit & Tie" and "Filthy" from his new album Man of the Woods. Watch Fallon's interview with Timberlake's here.

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Nas Performs 'Illmatic' With National Symphony Orchestra

(Radio.com) Back in 2014, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic by performing at the Kennedy Center backed by the National Symphony Orchestra.

This past Friday (Feb. 2), the performance aired for fans to see on PBS' Great Performances. The legacy-building concert in Washington, DC featured Nas' seminal debut album Illmatic and hits like 'N.Y. State of Mind," 'The World Is Yours," 'Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)," and more.

In a preview for the concert special, Nas recalled his humble beginnings and rise to the top. Illmatic was written in the projects of New York City before the album put Nas on the map as one of rap's most important voices.

"You could say I had a foresight about where I would be, where I should be, where I had to be," Nas said. "Before I had a fanbase or an audience, I was the fanbase. The mirror was my audience. Myself -- in a room by myself -- was all I needed." Read more and watch clips here.

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Beyonce Announces Valentine's Day Capsule Collection

(Radio.com) Beyonce has some Valentine's Day gifts for you. The superstar has revealed a new capsule collection of Valentine's Day merchandise just in the nick of time ahead of the big romantic holiday.

Among the items in the kicky new collection include red "Bootylicious" shorts, a matching "Bey Mine" crop top, and the adult onesies do look pretty comfy.

The colorful new items were revealed on social media via Beyonce's official merchandise store. Check out her tweet here.

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Shares First Photos of Twins

(Radio.com) Betsy Mack and Emory Joann, meet the world. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott has shared the first photo of her newborn twins, also revealing the babies' names in a new Instagram post. A second photos shows the twins being held by big sister Eisele.

"Our identical little ladies Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn were born January 29th around 2am, 5.5lbs each and 17 inches long," the country music star shared with the post.

"Their Daddy took this picture when they were two days old napping on Mama. Their favorite place to be, other than on me, is nose to nose and cheek to cheek. Big Sister Eisele's heart is full of love for her sisters and she is already such an incredible little helper. One week in and we are definitely seeing double! Double the blessing, double the tired double the laundry, but double the love! ~Tyrrell Party of Five." See the adorable photos here.

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Bruno Mars Shares Ideas For Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show

(Radio.com) When it comes to next year's Super Bowl halftime show, Bruno Mars has some ideas he'd like to share with the NFL, he revealed via social media.

The GRAMMY-winning 24 Carat star jumped on Twitter with his thoughts on what he believes would make for "The best party TV has ever seen" during Super Bowl 53 at Atlanta's Mercedes Benz Stadium.

"NFL, you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop artists from Atlanta next year," Mars posted. "Outkast. T.I, Gucci, Lil Jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. it would be the best party TV has ever seen!"

The two-time Super Bowl performer added that he "just wanna help curate that show, and I'll only charge like a billion," dropping in a cry-laughing emoji.

"NFL, all jokes aside please let's make that happen," the singer concluded. See the tweets here.

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Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott Reveal New Baby Daughter

(Radio.com) The rumors were true after all. While the worlds of pop culture and social media were focused on Super Bowl 52 and Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, makeup mogul Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott revealed the birth of a baby girl together.

The daughter, whose name has yet to be revealed, was born on Thursday, Feb. 1, with the couple sharing the happy news on social media. "2.1.18 4 ever New rager in town. !!!," Scott shared on Twitter regarding his new daughter. See his post below.

'I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions," Jenner said on Instagram. 'I understand you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world.

'I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness," she added.

'Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I've had in my entire life and I'm actually going to miss it," Jenner admitted. 'I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn't wait to share this blessing. I've never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding." See her post and video here.

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Calvin Harris Teases New Music Via Cryptic Billboard

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris is up to something. The DJ/producer revealed new artwork on a Times Square billboard featuring a spinning skull and the date "2.08.18," leading many to believe that's when fans can expect to hear new music.

Harris shared images of the flashing billboard on Instagram. The billboard also features a line drawing of a cartoon face that flashes over the spinning skull. An eagle-eyed Reddit user stumbled across a mysterious website linked to Harris' official site which also features the cartoon face (via EDM Sauce).

Harris fans are especially keen to hear what the producer is working on, as he revealed on Twitter recently that he's "moving on" from the sound he created for 2017 full-length, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1: "In 2018 movin on from Funk Wav sound thank u for joining me on my musical journey haha." See the tweet here.

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Migos Set 'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guest Appearance

(Radio.com) Migos, meet Charles Barkley. The "Bad and Boujee" rappers are set to appear as musical guests on the March 3 episode of Saturday Night Live, with NBA superstar Charles Barkley tapped to host.

Migos' Saturday Night Live performance date comes as the group's latest album, Culture II, has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 after its first week of release.

The show tweeted "Mark your calendar! #SNL Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) February 04, 2018" See the full post here.

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Sam Smith Reveals The Only Thing He's Sing For Karaoke

(Radio.com) Sam Smith has an Oscar, four GRAMMYs and two albums' worth of his own music to perform. But when it comes time to sing karaoke, he doesn't reach for "Stay With Me" or "Latch"--he's all about Fifth Harmony.

During a Tonight Show interview with Jimmy Fallon, Smith confessed that he's uncompromising in his desire to get wasted and sing "Work From Home" before small crowds… whenever he finds himself in a situation where he has to sing karaoke.

"I hate karaoke," Smith said. "I don't think karaoke works if you…can sing." Nevertheless, Sam had a discography of choice. "I'd only ever do Fifth Harmony--ever--ever," he said.

Sam and the ladies of Fifth Harmony have a karaoke history. Last year, the girl group appeared during his segment of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

Watch Sam Smith discuss karaoke, what else he does for fun while out on the road and vacation with Jimmy Fallon here.

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Snoop Dogg Releases Gospel Video 'Words Are Few'

(Radio.com) Snoop Dogg has seen the Light. The legendary LBC rapper has revealed a new music video, "Words Are Few," from his upcoming gospel release, Bible of Love.

"Words Are Few," featuring B Slade, recalls the late '90s "neo-soul" sound of D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and other artists from the "Soulquarian" collective. The organic, throwback sound turns up the gospel vibe as the track progresses and a choir kicks in, and B Slade blesses the song with a powerful vocal solo.

Bible of Love will feature appearances from Faith Evans and such gospel music stalwarts as Rance Allen, the Clark Sisters and Tye Tribbett. The 32-track double album is slated for release on March 16.

"It's always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing 'gangsta' business or doing this or doing that," the rapper said, according to Rolling Stone. "I just felt like it's been on my heart too long. I need to do it now." Watch the "Words Are Few" video here.

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Halsey Releases Apocalyptic New 'Sorry' Video

(Radio.com) Halsey is a survivor. That's the theme of the pop star's latest music video, "Sorry" which is the latest track from Halsey's most recent full-length, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

The clip features a bloodied Halsey stumbling through a post-apocalyptic city street littered with bodies and crashed vehicles after what looks like a multi-car collision.

The clip was co-directed by Halsey and Sing J Lee. Check out an online stream of the new music video here.

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Jon Pardi's 'I Like Beer' Featured In Super Bowl Ad

(Radio.com) For anyone who's ever said "I like beer," this Michelob ULTRA Super Bowl commercial's for you. The beer company's new Super Bowl spot features Jon Pardi's version of Tom T. Hall's 1975 hit, "I Like Beer," which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. country singles chart back in the day.

'This past year has been filled with so many milestones and bucket list items, and when Michelob Ultra reached out with an opportunity to be part of this Super Bowl commercial, I was all in," Pardi raved in a press statement. "It was such a fun experience to record this version of the song and it's awesome to be a part of it."¯

While Pardi doesn't appear in the ad, there are cameos from actor Chris Pratt, golfer Brooks Koepka, surfer Kelly Slater and 2017 NYC Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan. Watch the new "I Like Beer" ad here.

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Post Malone Covers Children's Song Migos-Style

(Radio.com) Post Malone is all about the children. The "Rockstar" demonstrated his connection with the kids on YouTube's program Good Mythical Morning.

For the special segment, the hosts set up a game in which Malone updated the kiddie classic "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" in the style of Atlanta rap trio Migos.

"Quavo, Offset, Takeoff, I hope I do you justice," Malone said as he walked over to a set featuring a baby doll in a crib. His revised version of "Old MacDonald" was set to the beat of "Bad and Boujee" and the results need to be seen to be believed. Watch Post Malone remix "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Bad and Boujee" here.

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Diplo Reveals New Look In Yeezy Season 6 Campaign Photo Shoot

(Radio.com) Diplo has a brand new look, and it's his hottest yet. The notorious DJ took it upon himself to join Kanye West's Yeezy Season 6 promo campaign, sharing his own inimitable take on a recent photo shoot for the collection.

In case you missed it, the shoot features the likes of Paris Hilton, model Amina Blue and adult film actress Lela Star all posing as Kim Kardashian from a series of famous paparazzi photos.

Diplo hopped on social media to share his very unofficial contribution to the campaign, which is quite frankly, flawless. See the stunning results here.

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