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Page Too Report for 02/28/2018


Big Sean Postpones Spring Tour For Creative Reasons

(Radio.com) Early this month, Big Sean announced his 31-date Unfriendly Reminder Tour, which was set to kick off April 12 in Orlando, Florida. Now, the rapper has announced that the tour will be postponed due to his ongoing studio work.

Sean says he's been in a "deep creative space" and needs to remain focused on the new music at hand. 'To all my fans: I've been in a deep creative space and decided I need to stay focused in the studio -- so, unfortunately, I am postponing my upcoming tour," he wrote. "I learned in life you have to follow your intuition -- I hope you do the same. Thank you for your continued love and support. It means the world to me. Trust, we are working on something special for you all."

Sean conceived the tour as a bridge between his old material and his new direction, in celebration of 10 years in the game. 'Before I step into this new chapter of music, I was really sitting and reflecting on the past ten years and all we've accomplished," Sean said on February 7. 'So with the platform I have now, I thought it would be perfect to revisit a lot of the old music as well as the new classics on my next tour." Read Sean's full statement here.

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Early Amy Winehouse Demo Song Surfaces Online

(Radio.com) A long-lost Amy Winehouse demo recorded when the singer was just 17 years old has been shared online. Producer Gil Cang unearthed the Winehouse artifact recorded in his London studio back in 2001.

The track, entitled "My Own Way," was co-written by Cang and collaborator James McMillan for a demo reel Winehouse was putting together in hopes of landing a record deal.

"It was September 2001 and her first album hadn't come out. She hadn't signed for Island Records then," Cang recalled to Camden New Journal. "We'd been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artists who would come in, many of various, dubious talent," he shared. "It was at a particularly dire time in the pop world - lots of terrible, terrible girl bands and boy bands and we had to make something for them. Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away. We were struck immediately by her talent - it was a real jaw on the floor moment. We were like wow, yes."

The producer remembered that Winehouse showed up wearing a pair of jeans with "Sinatra Is God" written in black marker across the back. Read more and listen to the track here.

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Demi Lovato Hosts Parkland Shooting Survivors At Tour Launch

(Radio.com) Pop star Demi Lovato kicked off her "Tell Me You Love Me" tour on Monday night (Feb. 26) in San Diego, where she hosted some very special guests.

In collaboration with the mental heath supporting CAST Foundation, the pop star invited five survivors--Julius Castillo, Mackenzie Marie Chapman, Samantha Megan Deitsch, Maia Hebron, Eden Hebron and Sarah Stricker--from the tragic Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School onstage.

Lovato spoke about how much she admires them for coming together as a community in a time of devastation. The audience had the opportunity to show support by texting donations to the CAST Foundation who will apply that money towards mental health resources for the students.

"Bringing CAST on Tour was very important to me because I want to be able to reach and inspire my fans. Tonight was our first night of the tour and it was incredibly special," Lovato said in a press release. Read more here.

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Spice Girls To Reunite For Royal Wedding Performance

(Radio.com) Mel B. has spoken--even if she didn't really want to say anything. Melanie Brown, AKA "Scary Spice," has unexpectedly chimed in on the long-rumored Spice Girls reunion.

She says that that the ladies are indeed reconvening, and for a very special occasion: the royal wedding. The singer was a guest on The Real today, where the show's hosts pressed her on Spice Girls information until she finally popped with the big reveal.

It all started when Mel B. dished that she was on the guest list for the upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which sent the hosts into a frenzy.

She went on to share that all five members of the Spice Girls are invited to the wedding, asking herself rhetorically, "Why am I so honest?" When asked directly if the group would be performing, Mel B.'s terrible poker face gave her away. Read more here.

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Florida Georgia Line To Rock Tennessee Titans' New Uniform Reveal

(Radio.com) In might be a good six months before the NFL revs up for the 2018-19 season, but Florida Georgia Line is already ready for some football with a very special performance.

The good-time country boys have revealed that they'll be performing a free show in downtown Nashville to commemorate the unveiling of the Tennessee Titans' new uniforms, the team's first new look in almost 20 years.

The free event is set for 7 p.m. on April 4 at Broadway and First Avenue, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from Florida Georgia Line's restaurant, FGL House (via Tennessean).

While the duo was initially asked to drop by for a brief acoustic performance, the band came up with a different plan. 'We were like, 'If we're going to play Nashville, we need to do it right. Let's rock this thing,'" Brian Kelley told the newspaper. 'We're just jacked. Nashville is a bull's-eye for everyone to come to right now. Anytime we can represent the city and the Titans, we're stepping our game up. We're just thankful." Read more here.

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Britney Spears Covers Frank Sinatra In Unusual Way

(Radio.com) Britney Spears honored the late, great Frank Sinatra by singing the legendary "New York, New York," but it wasn't exactly the kind of tribute Ol' Blue Eyes fans might have expected.

On Monday (Feb. 26), Spears shared a Snapchat clip of herself singing through a mouse filter that made her voice sound like she had been inhaling helium. The pop diva meant no disrespect to one of music's finest entertainers.

"Who doesn't love Sinatra?" she wrote on Twitter, then shared a nearly 30-second snippet of her singing Chipmunk-style. Check out Spears' squeaky performance here.

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Kacey Musgraves Tonight Show 'Space Cowboy' Performance Goes Online

(Radio.com) Kacey Musgraves recently made the television debut of "Space Cowboy," from her forthcoming album Golden Hour. On Monday evening (February 26), the country singer took the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York where she performed the poignant song.

Dressed in a shimmering silver jumpsuit and white boots, the singer's slow delivery allowed the focus to be on the lyrics of the emotional ballad about letting love go. Backed by a seven-piece band, Musgraves' performance was just a hint of what's to come from her next album which will be released on March 30.

'Sunsets fade and love does too / Yeah, we had our day in the sun / When a horse wants to run ain't no sense in closing the gate / So you can have your space, cowboy," she sings slowly on the chorus.

Musgraves is currently on the road with Little Big Town as part of their Breaker Tour. Watch her performance here.

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Shares Photo Of Twin Babies

(Radio.com) Hillary Scott is making the most of her new life with twin baby girls. The Lady Antebellum singer has shared a new portrait napping with her girls Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn on Instagram. The pic is in celebration of the girls' first month on Earth. See it below.

"Happy 4 weeks baby girls," Scott captioned the sweet black and white image. The adorable babies were born on Jan. 29 of this year, entering the world at 5.5lbs each and 17 inches long.

The beautiful post followed an Instagram update from yesterday (Feb. 26) where the singer celebrated getting three hours of sleep in a row for the first time since the birth of the twins. See it here.

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Logic Releases New 'Overnight' Music Video

(Radio.com) Logic has returned with a brand new music video. The rapper has shared a clip for the song "Overnight," which was filmed while he traveled to Japan and Hawaii to make new music.

The clip plays like a colorful travelogue with a beat, as Logic spits rhymes in various locations around the two scenic destinations. From the alleys and avenues of Tokyo to poolside in Maui, the rapper clearly enjoyed creating his latest video.

The clip also includes footage of Logic getting a tattoo while in Tokyo. Watch the video for "Overnight," which contains explicit language, here.

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Kelly Clarkson Sings Google Translate Version Of 'Stronger'

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson must be a blast at parties. The singer dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night (Feb. 27) after making her big debut on the new season of The Voice.

Fallon used the opportunity to play the "Google Translates Songs" game, which pitted Clarkson against Google Translate's dubious translation of her 2011 hit, "Stronger."

The host kicked off the segment by tackling the Google Translate version of Portugal. the Man's "Feel it Still," which Google Translate turns into "Live in the Boat."

Clarkson stepped up to attempt Google Translate's take on "Stronger," which translates into "Too Strong."

Despite nonsensical lyrics including "My legs are increasing" and "Don't dodge my kid because I am crazy," the singer was able to tackle the tune admirably.

Fallon and Clarkson teamed up for one last Google Translate tune, sharing a duet on Sonny and Cher's classic "I Got You Babe," translated into "I Have Your Child." Watch the hilarity ensue here.

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Chris Young Releases 'Hangin' On' Video

(Radio.com) A Chris Young concert is the perfect place to celebrate young love. That's the sentiment in Young's new music video for "Hangin' On," which chronicles an attractive young couple spending the day making the most of Clearwater, FL, culminating in hitting up a Chris Young concert down on the beach.

The video's location is pretty important--the clip was captured at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach as part of a promo partnership with Visit St. Pete Clearwater Beach.

The concert featured in the video stars 50 Chris Young fans who had the opportunity to be part of the experience and enjoy two nights of accommodations at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, FL. Nice work if you can get it. Watch the clip here.

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Kane Brown Teases New Music On Social Media

(Radio.com) Kane Brown is working on new music, and it sounds like he's making some hits. The singer jumped on Instagram to share a brief snippet of a very new catchy track that he's currently crafting.

"Ready to get in the studio," Brown captioned the video of the new song which features a chorus built around the phrase "one thing right."

It's not the only new music tease Brown has offered of late. Earlier this month, the singer shared another brief clip of a new song, also tentatively titled "One Night Only" and slated for his highly anticipated sophomore full-length.

"New song me and the boys wrote today," Kane wrote with the video, calling it a "summer smash." Check out both posts here.

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Katy Perry Does Surprise Performance For First Responders

(Radio.com) Katy Perry surprised a crowd of thousands when she took the stage to perform during a benefit concert in California for first responders and victims of last December's Thomas Fire, which is cited as of one of the biggest wildfires in state's history.

The pop star's appearance was part of Kick Ash Bash on Sunday (February 25) at the Bella Vista Polo Club in Summerland, California. Additional performers included Dishwalla, Alan Parsons, David Foster, Katharine McPhee, Glen Phillips, Steve Vai, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, David Crosby, The Doors' Robby Krieger, The Caverns and Kenny Loggins.

Perry performed acoustic renditions of some of her biggest hits, including "Firework" and "Part of Me" for a crowd of 2,300 first responders. Watch snippets of her set here.

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Kacey Musgraves Shares Inspiration Behind 'Space Cowboy'

(Radio.com) Kacey Musgraves released two new songs on Friday (February 23), ahead of her forthcoming album Golden Hour, and now the country singer is explaining the story behind "Space Cowboy."

"One day I was out at the barn watching this stallion charging powerfully from one end of the arena to the other, bucking and galloping at full speed all alone," she writes on Instagram. "Though I was 'safe' on the other side of the arena wall, it kinda scared me when he came flying toward me..barely stopping in time. My riding teacher saw him coming at me and yelled at me to move away. I said 'I'm fine! The gate is closed!' to which she said, 'Girl – when they wanna go they will go…there ain't no point in even shuttin' the gate.' It really made a mark on me when she said that and I wrote it down. SPACE COWBOY came a couple days after with @shanemcanally + @lukerobert Make peace with what doesn't belong. You'll find something better."

The song vividly comes to life in picturesque lyrics of the great frontier, cowboys and old Western films as Musgraves uses the cowboy metaphor for a relationship that has come to an end.

'Sunsets fade and love does too / Yeah, we had our day in the sun / When a horse wants to run ain't no sense in closing the gate / So you can have your space, cowboy," she sings on the chorus.Read more here.

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Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Dress As 'Scooby-Doo' Gang

(Radio.com) Life is good for Apollo Rossdale. The adorable son of Gwen Stefani and ex-husband Gavin Rossdale recently turned four, and his Scooby-Doo-themed birthday party featured a couple of very special guests.

Stefani and her boyfriend and country music superstar Blake Shelton raided the costume closet to dress up as the leaders of the Scooby gang, Daphne Blake and Shaggy Rogers.

Stefani looks fab as usual, rocking a bright red wig and Daphne's signature purple and green color palette. Shelton's take on Shaggy was a little less detailed, relying mostly on a ratty wig to imitate the character's mop-top look.

See pic's from Apollo's birthday party from Stefani's Instagram story in the gallery here.

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Father Daughter Sell Girl Scout Cookies With Parody of Childish Gambino

(Radio.com) Childish Gambino's "Redbone" earned GRAMMY nods for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song--and won Best Traditional R&B Performance. February is GRAMMY month but it's also Girl Scout Cookie month for millions of sellers, buyers and aficionados around the country. In Duluth, GA, a father and daughter decided to merge "Redbone" with their Girl Scout Cookie operation in an adorable video shared to Facebook.

Seymore Harrison, Jr. and his daughter Charity Joy recorded a clip that rewrites Gambino's hit song with charming lyrics about cookies. Harrison explained to Radio.com why they chose "Redbone" as the jingle for Charity Joy's cookie sales.

"It's one song out of many that we love to sing whenever it comes on the radio, so when we found the instrumental, I ask my daughter to pick out her favorite cookies, and I would write some lyrics and added her favorites into the song as a parody," he said. "It didn't take us long to come up with the song, we sat down one day while my wife was preparing dinner and put it together. We never expected it to go viral, we just wanted to share the video with our friends and family to let them know it's cookie season."

The Facebook video has been shared 97,771 times with 3.9 million views, and going viral has been a boon for cookie sales. Harrison says that at last check, Charity Joy is 450 boxes away from reaching 5000 boxes sold. Watch the adorable video here.

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