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Daily Music News Report for 07/12/2016


Lil Wayne Reportedly Hospitalized After Another Seizure

(Radio.com) Rapper Lil Wayne was reportedly once again been hospitalized after suffering a seizure, causing him to cancel a live appearance, according to a new report from TMZ.

The seizure reportedly caused Wayne to cancel a Las Vegas performance at a pre-UFC 200 party. TMZ has also reported that Wayne was released from the ICU and is currently resting in Miami.

Last month (June), Wayne was forced to make not one, but two emergency airplane landings after he suffered seizures mid flight. Read more about those incidents here.

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Craig Morgan's Son Missing After Boating Accident

(Radio.com) Country musician Craig Morgan and his wife Karen Greer are facing a nightmare no parent ever imagines having to endure. Their son Jerry Greer went missing Sunday (July 10) following a boating accident.

The 19-year old recently graduated high school, and was out tubing with friends on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tennessee when he and another friend fell into the water, according to The Tennessean.

Although he was wearing a life jacket at the time, Jerry did not come up for air. Local officials have initiated recovery efforts to find him that same day and those efforts continue still. Read more here.

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Troy Ave Released On Bail For T.I. Concert Shooting

(Radio.com) Troy Ave have been released on bail for charges that he is facing stemming from the fatal shooting at a T.I. concert, according to a new report by the New York Daily News.

Troy is charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and weapons possession after a fatal shooting at a T.I. concert at New York City's Irving Plaza on May 25th.

The rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, was reportedly released after his mother posted a 500k bond and must wear a tracking ankle bracelet, according to the report. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 List

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has had a lucrative year. The financial publication Forbes has released it's Celebrity 100 list, and Swift holds the number one spot, earning $170 million.

Taylor's big year comes courtesy of her massive 1989 World Tour, which grossed over $200 million, as well as major endorsements from Diet Coke, Keds and of course Apple Music.

The move from country music to mainstream pop paid off for Swift as this was her best year ever, more than doubling her total her previous one year total of $80 million. Read more here.

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Jason Aldean Announces New Album 'They Don't Know'

(Radio.com) Jason Aldean has announced his seventh studio album They Don't Know, which is set to be released on September 9th. The album features also a duet with Kelsea Ballerini titled "First Time Again."

"I really wanted to start this new album with one of those big up-tempos," said Aldean in a prepared statement. "So, for it to click right away with fans and radio is a really cool way to start.

"With all the records we've done, we've been able to explore new sounds and really just do things our own way, and that's sort of what the title track is all about." Check out the full tracklisting for They Don't Know here.

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B.B. King Photographer Sues Estate

(Radio.com) Photographer Glen Craig has filed suit against B.B. King's estate and Universal Music Group, alleging that King's albums have featured his photography without his permission for more than four decades.

The lawsuit was filed in New York federal court and includes more than 40 examples of work Craig says has been used without proper authorization. Documents allege that the pattern of copyright infringement began in 1971.

King died in 2015 at the age of 89, and his estate has posthumously released recordings. Craig alleges that some of his estate's most recent releases contain his photography. Read more here.

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Drake And Rihanna Grieve The Death Of Make-a-Wish Fan Megan Flores

(Radio.com) Drake and Rihanna have paid tribute to their late fan, Megan Flores, who died this weekend after a long battle with cancer. In March, Make-A-Wish arranged for Flores to meet her favorite singer, Drake. At the time, she was no longer responding to treatment. Drake dedicated his album Views to her, NME reported.

"Rest in peace my angel," Drake wrote on Instagram with a photo of Flores. "I know heaven is celebrating today. Thank you for the moments and emotions we share I am blessed to have known you in this lifetime."

Drake wasn't the only superstar touched by Flores. Drake introduced Flores to Rihanna, who also paid tribute to the late fan, calling her "an angel on Earth."

"I had the pleasure of meeting an angel on earth!" she posted. "After my show in Miami, @champagnepapi introduced me to Megan! She's inspired me so much with her strength and her perspective on life! So fearless and kind!" Read more here.

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ScHoolboy Q Releases Third 'Black THougHts' Short Film Installment

(Radio.com) ScHoolboy Q released the third installment of his short film on Monday (July 11). In "Black THougHts (Pt. 3)," worlds collide as the rapper and the prisoner he might have become merge in a visually enticing narrative.

After being mistakenly arrested for a crime he didn't commit in Pt. 2, ScHoolboy Q faces 16 years in prison. It's a deal his lawyer approves considering the charges he's up against, but he knows the ripple effect it will have on his daughter.

As he contemplates his life as a prisoner, the camera cuts to ScHoolboy Q the rapper sitting outside a massive estate dressed in casual attire. When he enters his mansion, the two narratives visually intersect. He wanders a hallway where each room has been turned into a jail cell. Things get especially heavy when walks his daughter to a school bus, which immediately turns into a prison transport bus with the prisoner version of himself on board. Read more here.

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Britney Spears Teases Her New Perfume 'Private Show'

(Radio.com) As her fans continue awaiting her new album, Britney Spears offered up something to placate listeners Monday (July 11th). She shared a 16-second video on Twitter teasing her upcoming perfume launch, Private Show.

In the short clip, Spears walks backstage at a huge venue. Dressed in stilettos and an overcoat, she twirls and removes that clothing to reveal a barely there one-piece bathing suit. Spears flips the switch behind the scenes, which sends lights beaming onstage. "Stay tuned" she wrote, followed by the hashtag #TakeABow.

In June, Spears shared a brief video on Instagram announcing the fragrance. She called it an "uplifting, sexy scent." Spears has long been involved in the fragrance market. She's been releasing perfumes since Curious in 2004. Watch the video here.

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Ty Dolla Sign Streams New Track 'Campaign'

(Radio.com) Ty Dolla $ign is back with a new single and it features Atlanta rap staple Future. The single, titled "Campaign," premiered Monday (July 11) on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.

Ty spoke to Lowe via phone from Croatia, 'Me and Future did this on our Purple Reign tour on the bus' It's lit, I can't wait for the people to hear it." Ty and Future have worked together in the past on the fan favorite "Blase."

"Campaign" serves as the first single and title track from Ty's upcoming project, which no concrete release date. You can listen to a stream of 'Campaign' here.

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Gucci Mane The New Face Of Supreme Apparel

(Radio.com) Gucci Mane's transition from prison to freedom continues to hit new highs: In addition to his successful "First Day Out The Feds" (and its accompanying video) and planned homecoming show in Atlanta, Mane is the new face of Supreme, the clothing retailer with previous spokesmodels like Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog.

Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers) directed a minute-long ad featuring Mane, Prince music, and the ease of shopping online. "I shop on the internet," Mane proclaims. "I don't go to the store. You mothaf-as think I go to the store? I hit the button."

Gucci is pictured wandering around a spacious home, Solo cup in hand, laying down new tracks and luxuriating in his Supreme duds. At an electronic keyboard, he even sings a few bars from Prince's "1999."

Check out Gucci's new ad here.

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Future Announces 'Forever or NEVER' Mixtape

(Radio.com) Following his January Purple Reign mixtape, Future's next tape has a title: Forever or NEVER. On Sunday, Future tweeted his announcement and some teasers about the material, though there's still no release date in sight.

Forever or NEVER marks the latest installment in a productive year. Last month, the rapper contributed to DJ Esco's Project E.T. and fans can't stop asking about Beast Mode 16, the long-anticipated mixtape featuring a Drake collaboration.

Over the weekend, Future also released "Havin' It," a collaboration with Maceo, and it's unclear on which forthcoming mixtape the track will appear. Hear Future's latest here.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Talk Upcoming Albums

(Radio.com) Garth Brooks' 2014 release Man Against Machine was his first studio album in thirteen years. Trisha Yearwood hasn't released a new studio album of original material since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. But fans of the country music power couple should rest assured that new music is coming from Garth and Trisha, separately and together.

In March, Yearwood told Radio.com that they are working on their first album of duets, which will be a Christmas album. On Friday (July 8), before their first of two concerts at New York's Yankee Stadium, she gave us an update on the album: "It is done, we are doing the photo shoot for it next week, and it's mixed. We have one song that's not completely finished, but everything else is completely done. I love it: it's a cool mix of old and new. It's fun."

The album will be a mix of classics and new songs. "Garth had a hand in writing most of the new songs, and they feel like they fit in so well with the classic songs. I'm excited for it to come out. And this is our first official duet album, so for us, it's been a long time coming. And it felt like Christmas was the right way to start this. Hopefully this is the beginning of more duet albums. It's something that we've talked about for a long time. This is the dipping our toes in the water."

In March, she also told Radio.com about her next solo album, saying, "I really kind of want to make my 'Emmylou Harris record,' a 'simple is better' album. I envision the next Trisha Yearwood album being a little bit more organic than gadgety."

So at Yankee Stadium, we asked her about how that album is progressing, and she verified she's sticking with that vision. "The songs that I'm finding, are fitting in a little more of a stripped down sound. I hear some songs, but then I say, 'Man, that's a big, big power ballad, so I still don't know.' Right now, I'm still gathering [songs]. Hopefully, I'll get in the studio and do a session's worth of maybe four or five songs, when we have a break in August. And then I'll have a better idea of what the album will be. But my goal is still to get it out in 2017, so I'm working on it."

Brooks discussed his new album with Radio.com, in a separate interview before his Yankee Stadium show Friday night: "We're about halfway through it. The one thing that I've learned out here on the tour is, people are wondering where the 'Garth stuff' was; it wasn't on the last album, because the truth is, I didn't know if I could write again. " Read more here.

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Chvrches Recruit Hayley Williams For Animated 'Bury It' Video

(Radio.com) Chvrches joined Paramore on their annual Parahoy cruise in March, and it seems whatever friendship frontman Hayley Williams struck up with the trio has led to another creative project together. Williams appears on Chvrches' song "Bury It" as well as in the video, which was released Monday (July 11).

The upbeat, techno-laced "Bury It" sees Williams come in on the second verse and add her trademark powerhouse vocals to the already uplifting track. As for the video, Chvrches and Williams get the cartoon treatment.

The foursome become superheroes, discovering their power on the rooftop before taking to the sky. In the opening moments of the video, Chvrches stand around a bunch of ephemera, using their powers to lift it up into the air. That creates a bridge for Williams, who is on a separate rooftop, to step across and join them.

All in all, it feels like a throwback to a classic 1990s cartoon style with a modern twist. Watch the new video here.

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Tori Kelly Tributes Christina Grimmie With New Song 'Blink of an Eye'

(Radio.com) Tori Kelly is no stranger to reality TV competitions. She appeared on American Idol's ninth season, but failed to break into the upper echelon spots. Even though Christina Grimmie went farther when she appeared on The Voice, it appears her death impacted Kelly on several levels because of the similar paths they traveled. Kelly shared her feelings in a new song "Blink of an Eye" Sunday (July 10).

Sitting in a dark room and playing an acoustic guitar, Kelly mourns Grimmie's death. "I can't help but think who you would be/ If you'd just had the chance to turn 23/ It's 2 a.m., still don't believe you're gone/ And the world keeps spinning on," she sings.

On YouTube, Kelly wrote, "this song was written for christina grimmie after she passed away tragically. i needed to write this song. thank you to my good friend, zac poor, who was brave enough to take on the challenge of writing it with me. my heart was & is still so heavy when i think of her not being with us. however, i am still comforted knowing that i'll get to see her again someday in heaven. my prayers go out to her family & loved ones." Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood And Mike Fisher Celebrate Sixth Anniversary

(Radio.com) Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher. The couple celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary this past Sunday, July 10th.

They are currently celebrating their anniversary by vacationing in Mexico. Among the other photos Underwood has been sharing with her Instagram followers, she took a page out of Keith Urban's book and wrote a sweet message about her marriage.

Accompanying a photo of the two dining together outside, Underwood wrote, "Six years ago today, I said 'I do,' to this handsome fella. I meant it then and I mean it now. God put us together and continues to bless our marriage. I couldn't imagine this life without you, @mfisher1212 I am thankful for these past six years together (and, of course, for our beautiful son, Isaiah) and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives in love." Read more here.

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