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Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Artwork Theft

(Radio.com) British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor has accused Kendrick Lamar of stealing imagery from her work for his new "All The Stars" video with SZA, a track featured on the soundtrack for Marvel's Black Panther.

The New York Times reports, Viktor's lawyer, Christopher Robinson, said representatives at Marvel approached Viktor twice to ask if Lamar could use her 24-karat gold-patterned artwork from a series of paintings called Constellations for his video for the song from the Black Panther soundtrack. She turned them down both times.

Viktor said she can't understand why Lamar's video would emulate her artwork so closely after she denied permission to use it. 'Why would they do this? It's an ethical issue because what the whole film purports is that it's about black empowerment, African excellence -- that's the whole concept of the story," she told the Times. "And at the same time, they're stealing from African artists." Read more here.

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Bruno Mars And Cardi B Announce '24K Magic' Tour Dates

(Radio.com) Bruno Mars' album 24K Magic is a juggernaut that won't quit. It's certified double platinum, swept at this year's GRAMMY awards (including taking home Album of the Year) and launched the hit singles "That's What I Like," "Versace On The Floor," and "Finese," which includes the hit remix with Cardi B.

And there's more time to come between Mars and Cardi B. After teasing the two will tour together into announcing the cities they'll soon be visiting for the 'finale' run of the 24k Magic World Tour, the pair have finally announced the dates for their outing together – 23 in all.

The outing kicks off September 7 in Denver and concludes with four dates at Los Angeles' Staples Center in late October. Tickets go on sale this Friday via LiveNation. See the dates here.

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Camila Cabello Previews 'Never Be The Same' Video

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello's debut studio album Camila debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart and its lead single "Havana" was a number one hit and she is looking to continue her solo success.

The former Fifth Harmony singer has established herself as a powerful solo force, and the video for her latest single "Never Be The Same" could extend her successful run. Camila shared a teaser for the black-and-white video via Instagram and it seems like it will be a raw, sultry clip.

In the snippet, Camila is pictured in close-up, running her hands through her hair while the bass line of the song throbs away. Her video for "Havana" told a complete story in technicolor, cinematic form. It looks like "Never Be The Same" will be a more abstract, sophisticated concept. We'll just have to wait and see. Watch the teaser here.

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Jason Aldean Releases Three-Part 'You Make It Easy' Video

(Radio.com) Jason Aldean is kicking off his eighth studio album, Rearview Town, in a big way. The country star is promoting the lead single, "You Make It Easy," with, not one, not two, but three videos that cumulatively tell a complete story.

Aldean released Episode 1 of "You Make It Easy" in the wee hours of February 12. During the five-minute clip, viewers are introduced to the lead character in the story.

The video begins with a guy (Luke Benward) trying to start his stalled truck at a stop sign. After several failed attempts, he turns the key again and the engine revs to life. As he starts to pull out, he doesn't see another truck. The two vehicles collide and the main character's truck somersaults down the road.

Then, part one of the mini-movie goes into flashback mode, as the driver's past flashes before his eyes. He's shown in bed with his girl, Grace and the lyrics of the song come to life as the character faces possible death: 'Like a rainy Sunday morning makes me want to stay in bed twisted up all day long."

Pillow fights and a romantic bubble bath ensue before the video cuts back to real life and the man is screaming for Grace and trying his best to escape. Check out all three episodes here.

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Niall Horan Releases Animated 'On The Loose' Lyric Video

(Radio.com) Former One Direction star Niall Horan is in an animated mood. The pop star has shared a new lyric video for the song "On The Loose."

"On The Loose" is the fourth single from Horan's solo debut, Flicker. He's set to tour here in the states behind the release starting in July with Maren Morris.

The new clip is an animated affair detailing the song's protagonist as she cruises in a convertible and staring pensively at a city skyline. Watch the video here.

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Shawn Mendes Promises New Album Coming 'Soon'

(Radio.com) Shawn Mendes treated fans to his sophomore studio album Illuminate in 2016, which spawned the hit singles "Treat You Better," "Mercy" and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back."

As 2018 begins to take shape, the Canadian singer promised his fans that his third studio album will drop "soon." Mendes made the announcement via a good-old-fashioned social media pic with him reclining on a swing shirtless.

The photo appears to have been taken in Jamaica; before he shared the image, he posted another paradise pic with a Jamaican flag emoji. Even as he enjoys some rest and relaxation, there's nothing holding Mendes back from his third studio album.

To tide his fans over, Shawn released an MTV Unplugged album in November, which features live renditions of his hits so far. Album three doesn't have a title or formal release date yet, but Mendes' scrambled caption was easy to understand: "album soon come." See Shawn's beach photo here.

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Kelly Clarkson Goes Behind The Scenes Of Next Song

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson wants to take you inside her process. The pop star has shared a revealing behind-the-scenes video for the making of her next single, "I Don't Think About You."

"Y'all I'm so excited to announce the 2nd single from Meaning of Life is going to be I Don't Think About You," Clarkson raved on social media. "Here's some footage of me recording the song in the studio."

The engaging black and white clips delivers footage of Clarkson working on the track in the recording studio, including a thrilling a capella moment that captures the power of her voice.

"I really wanted a ballad that I could sing, but I wanted it to be emotional and I wanted it to be an empowering song," she says in voice-over during the clip.

Clarkson goes on to explain what the songs means to her: 'Even if you're having a hard time, I think its important to have, for me personally, that light at the end of the tunnel on these songs, and 'I Don't Think About You' is basically saying, like, 'Just so you know, I was wrecked a bit and that did deter me for a minute, but I always continue my path. I always continue to do what I love, and you didn't stop me. You didn't break me.'" Watch the video here.

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Vance Joy Announces North American Tour

(Radio.com) Vance Joy fans, the time has come. The singer-songwriter has revealed a slew of North American tour dates in support of his forthcoming album, Nation of Two, due to drop Feb. 22.

The tour kicks off in Berkeley, CA, with dates scheduled through July 14, when he touches down in Birmingham, AL. Vance Joy is also slated to hit the festival circuit pretty hard this summer, with appearances at Coachella and Firefly among them.

Verified fan ticket registration is happening now through Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10pm ET here. The fan presale is set for Monday, Feb. 19 at 10am local. See his full North American tour itinerary here.

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Travis Scott Given Key To His Texas Hometown

(Radio.com) Rapper Travis Scott was celebrated on Saturday (February 10), in his hometown of Missouri City, Texas, where it was named Travis Scott Day.

Scott was honored in a ceremony in Texas by the city's mayor where he was awarded several plaques as well as the key to the city. During his acceptance speech, Scott revealed his hope to bring awareness to the community that raised him through his music.

'This is better than any award show I've ever been to," Scott said about his first-ever award. 'My only job is just to inspire kids to be the best they can be, to reach their ultimate height. Everybody has a dream and everybody can do it." Read more here.

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Marshmello Releases 'Spotlight' Video Tribute To Lil Peep

(Radio.com) Lil Peep's death at age 21 sent shockwaves through his fanbase and network of musical collaborators: DJ Marshmello released "Spotlight" featuring Peep's vocals as a tribute to his career and legacy.

Now the song has an official video which tells an atmospheric story of loss. A female protagonist appears haunted by grief in a diner before setting off on her motorcycle, returning to her house and noticing everyday objects that appear different.

Director Nick Koenig explained the video's thematic significance: 'Relationships have a way of overwhelming the meaning and context of physical items to the point of hijacking them. What once was just a household item might now be something that reminds us of that relationship to a point where it overpowers what that item was traditionally meant for. These objects end up developing a shared significance between those in the relationship," he said, according to Pitchfork. 'Like Peep's passing, no one got to say goodbye properly but the objects he left us (his body of work both musical and social) remain ours to share in our relationship with him."

Marshmello said the video was made as a tribute for Peep (born Gustav Elijah Åhr). 'For this video I just wanted what Gus would have wanted. And I think this is exactly it."Watch the poignant video here.

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Chris Stapleton's 'Tennessee Whiskey' Given Unexpected Makeover

(Radio.com) Chris Stapleton continues to grow his fan base thanks to the release of his GRAMMY Award-winning albums. As his popularity increases, so do the fans covering his music and a recent interpretation includes two cousins sharing the spotlight as they sing "Tennessee Whiskey" together.

Kourtney White recently posted a video of herself beside her cousin, Kenyetta Gray, covering the country song and within a week the video has amassed 13 million views. The success of their cover is something that surprised the two women, who tell Radio.com they are big country music fans and never expected the song to get as much attention as it did.

White and Gray both sing gospel and R&B music and this is evident on their powerful performance of Stapleton's recent hit. While White sings lead on the track and her booming vocals impress, Gray chimes in on the chorus with impeccable harmonizes. Watch their reinterpretation of the song on Facebook here.

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