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Day in Pop Report for 02/19/2016


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NSYNC Members Reunite In The Recording Studio

(Radio.com) Fans have been asking for *NSYNC to make new music together since the boy band unofficially disbanded in 2002. It looks like two of the members of the group are obliging the request finally.

Entertainment Weekly reports singers Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick are in the studio working on new music. Kirkpatrick tweeted a photo of Fatone in the recording booth with the caption, "Back in the studio with this guy. The studio looks a bit familiar as well."

Joey Fatone replied to the tweet and gave a little bit of information about what they were working on. "And yes we are in the studio for a song ' Will fill u in when the time is right :)"

The tweets have got people wondering if the boy band plans to finally reunite after their 14-ear hiatus or if this is the beginning of building buzz for a side project the pair have going on. Read more and see the photo here.

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Kanye West's Tantrum On SNL Set Leaked

(Radio.com) Audio obtained by Page Six appears to feature Kanye West ranting at producers on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. West expressed unhappiness with the direction of his set and mentioned the recent media scuffle with Taylor Swift over the lyrics to his track "Famous."

"Look at that s-, they took my f-ing stage off a SNL without asking me. Now I'm bummed. That and Taylor Swift, fake ass," he's heard saying in the leaked audio.

"Now I ain't gonna do this, we're breaking the motherf-ing internet. I went through six years of this f-ing sh-. Let's get to it, bro. Let's get to it, bro." Read more here.

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Adele Cried 'Pretty Much All Day' After Grammy Mishap

(Radio.com) Earlier this week, Adele tweeted disappointment that her Grammy performance didn't go exactly as planned. On Thursday she appeard on Ellen to discuss why she's had a rough week facing her harshest critic: herself.

"I cried pretty much all day yesterday," Adele told Ellen Degeneres. "I don't feel like it could go that much worse than the GRAMMYs, though. So I feel like I'm alright now. Anything that happens, dust it off." she said.

"Next time I have any sound issues I am gonna stop. I'll be like, sorry that's not working for me. If we have time to do it again, let's do it. Otherwise, bye!"

Adele can do basically anything she wants now, so that sounds like a plan. The world will wait for Adele in top form, even for a few inconvenient minutes.

The singer then performed the track on Ellen, sans audio issues, check out the clip here.

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Joey+Rory Celebrate Daughter Indy's Second Birthday

(Radio.com) Last fall, living to see her daughter's second birthday seemed like an impossibility for Joey Martin Feek. On Wednesay (Feb. 17) little Indiana turned two and her mother was there for the entire celebration.

Rory Feek shared videos and photos of the day via social media, brining fans into their "dream come true." Last week, Rory posted their party plans on his This Life I Live blog, revealing that Indy would be having a Gruffalo-themed bash.

"Our plan is to put streamers up around Joey's bed and move Indiana's high-chair in beside her, so Joey can be part of it," he wrote. "So she can watch our little-one eat her cupcake and rip the wrapping paper off her gifts. But Joey is very fragile right now, and so with all of these plans we have, we will need to adjust for what my wife needs."

But it looks from the post that Indy got some Mama time on her birthday. Check it out here.

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Miike Snow Stream New Song 'The Heart Of Me'

As Miike Snow prepare to launch a North American headline tour they have premiered a new song entitled "The Heart Of Me" on SiriusXM Alt Nation's new music show Advanced Placement.

The track comes from the band's forthcoming album "iii" which is set to be released on March 4th. The song can currently be heard here and is being released to streaming services today (Feb 19).

The band will be kicking off the first leg of the tour on the eve of the album release with a sold out show in New York City at Poisson Rouge and have announced live dates that run until July. See the tour dates here.

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UB40 Announce North American Summer Tour

UB40 have announced that they will be launching a North American summer tour this year, following the success of their sold-out trek across the continent last summer.

The band will be kicking off the tour on July 21st in Seattle at the Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater and wrapping up the trek on September 2nd in Detroit at the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

The tour will also include stops in cities across California, as well as dates in Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Conneticut, Rhode Island, Ontario and Maine. See the tour dates here.

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Chris Stapleton Sings Words You Hate For Kimmel

(Radio.com) Chris Stapleton is easily one of the best vocalists of his generation. But can his soulful sound turn anything into gold? Jimmy Kimmel Live tested this theory by creating a fake album of Stapleton singing the words that grate your nerves the most.

Chringeworthy, is an album of songs made up with the words that people claim to hate, such as moist, hubby and nom nom. Does it include your most loathed word?

Watch the clip to determine whether or not the Grammy winner can turn the most irritating words in the English language into hit songs. You can check it out here.

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FKA Twigs Releases Sexy 'Good to Love' Video

(Radio.com) Singer FKA Twigs has just released a brand new song and video called "Good to Love." The ballad is the only new material we've gotten from her since her M3LL155X EP.

"Good to Love" talks about a lost love and features some poignant lyrics like, "When you give yourself away it always hurts too much, so I pray to get it back. Make my body come alive, I've got a right to hurt inside."

FKA Twigs released the video for the track once the song premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. The clip, shot in black and white, finds the artist writhing in a bed under the covers seemingly nude.

Besides writing the song, Twigs also directed the visual which runs about four minutes. She had this to say about being behind the camera as well as in front, "I don't think anyone has any idea about how much I put into what I do from storyboards to working with my stylists, to writing the songs and to being involved in the production." Check it out here.

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Luke Bryan And Cole Swindell Play 'Never Have I Ever'

(Radio.com) Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell swerved dangerously close to sharing too much information while being interviewed in Mexico at Crash My Playa last month.

The pair were quite candid when they teamed up to play a virgin version of the drinking game "Never Have I Ever." Swindell answered the question, "Have you ever peed in a pool," with "That's what they're for."

And Bryan, who also admitted to using the pool and hot tub as his urinal, added "That's what chlorine is for." Bryan also shared a story from his past. "I've never lost my trunks in the ocean," he said. "I was in Louisiana once on a church trip "

"Better not have lost them there," Swindell interjected. "We were inner tubing and I had a pair of jams on the original and lost it," Bryan continued. "They got shucked off."

Swindell went on to admit that he has done the Baywatch beach run, and peppered in that so have the boys of Florida Georgia Line. The trick? "Slow motion," Swindell offered, but "No short shorts." Watch it here.

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Taylor Swift Shares Birthday Message For Ed Sheeran

(Radio.com) When Taylor Swift celebrates a friend's birthday, she doesn't just post a picture of a cake and tag them. Swift shares a picture of the friend winning a Grammy and then writes about one of her favorite personal moments with that person. At least that what she did for Ed Sheeran's 25th birthday Wedneday (Feb. 17).

"Looking back on the highlights of my life, there's a moment I'll never forget from a day in London about two years ago," Swift wrote on Instagram. "I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says 'you have to hear this new song. I think it's the best one I've ever written.'

"And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed's biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys.

"Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don't think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don't think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art." Read her full message here.

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Eminem and Street Fighter Mashed-Up On New Mixtape

(Radio.com) Mash-ups come a dime a dozen in the age of the internet. While most never get much attention, others are talked about at great lengths. The new mash-up mixtape Marshall vs. Capcom is one of those mash-up projects people can't stop talking about.

Otaku Gang take Eminem's distinct rhymes and blend them with the music from the hit video game series Street Fighter. The mixtape is a project to celebrate the release of the latest Street Fighter video game.

Otaku Gang's work resulted in a 15-song collection where the aggressive nature of Street Fighter's music meshes perfectly with Eminem's hardcore raps. Check out the project here.

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Carrie Underwood Wants Zombie Survivalist Team With Luke Bryan

(Radio.com) To the surprise of many fans, Carrie Underwood was a guest this weekend on the Talking Dead, a talk show that focuses on AMC's The Walking Dead. During her appearance, she expressed not only her love for the apocalyptic show, but she revealed her own readiness to survive a Zombie attack.

"I know what you're thinking, but I was born to survive the zombie apocalypse," she told host Chris Hardwick. "My husband bought me this zombie-survival kit for Christmas. I have a machete, I know how to use it. My songs are quite aggressive at times. I'm not afraid. I would know what to do. I was born for this."

She also admitted that in the case of a Zombie apocalypse, she'd want Luke Bryan on her team. Bryan quickly announced he was on board, posting a picture to Twitter with the caption "@LukeBryanOnline Ha! Between you & my husband & the emergency food rations I have in the basement, those zombies wouldn't stand a chance!- Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) February 15, 2016" See the photo here.

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Miranda Lambert Shares Valentine's Day Duet With Her Boyfriend

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert spend Valentine's Day with her beau and a best friend. She and Gwen Sebastian jumped on stage with Anderson East at the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northhampton, Mass., this weekend for a sing along of Mariah Carey's "Always Be my Baby."

"'Boy don't you know you can't escape me, ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby'," Lambert captioned the photo. "I got to spend heart day with great people playing great music.

"Thanks Anderson East and your sweet band for letting me and Gwen Sebastian sing some Mariah with y'all!" She hashtagged the pic "Beer and Microphones," "Valentines" "Massachusetts is Freezing" and "We're With the Band." See the post

Read more here.

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Supergirl Star Jenna Dewan-Tatum Has A Thing For Justin Bieber

(Radio.com) Jenna Dewan Tatum became the envy of women everywhere when she married actor Channing Tatum. Although Channing is a crush for millions of women, his wife is crushing on another heartthrob.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jenna Dewan Tatum revealed she has a thing for Justin Bieber. She recently ran into him at a restaurant and had a fangirl moment with a couple of her girlfriends.

The Supergirl actress was having a night out with her girlfriends when they heard someone get on the piano where they were dining. All of them said the performer sounded a lot like Justin Bieber. When it dawned on them that it actually was Bieber, Dewan Tatum told Ellen she and her friends went crazy. "We all completely fangirled out. We're all married with 1.5 kids. We immediately turned 16."

Once the Biebz finished his impromptu performance, the ladies sent him a drink. Justin walked over to the table and told Jenna that he'd seen her performance of "Pony" on Lip Sync Battle. He even asked to take a selfie with her and her friends, saying he wanted t send it to Channing Tatum because Channing Tatum is Bieber's man crush. Watch the video here.

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