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Page Too Report for 04/18/2017

The Chainsmokers Debut At No. 1 On Album Chart

When The Chainsmokers asked fans if they wanted the duo to release a full length album, the answer was a resounding yes and now that album has topped the Billboard 200 chart.

The Chainsmokers' debut studio effort "Memories…Do Not Open" has entered the Billboard chart at No. 1 after moving 221,000 units during the first week of release.

Alex and Drew tweeted the following message after Billboard announced that the album had hit No. 1, "Thank you to our friends and fans for making this Possible!"

They are supporting the new release with the launch of their North American tour which kicked off last week.

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Chris Brown Accused Of 'Sucker' Punching Photographer

(Radio.com) Chris Brown has been accused of punching a photographer during an incident at the Tampa nightclub AJA Channelside early Monday morning (April 17th).

The Tampa Police Department provided the following statement to Billboard regarding the incident: "During an after party event, Mr. Brown and his crew came into the club for a 'showing' for which he was paid.

"Mr. [Benny] Vines is a photographer for Club Aja. As he was taking photos, Vines reported Mr. Brown 'sucker punched' him for allegedly taking photos. By the time officers were contacted and arrived, Mr. Brown left the scene. Mr. Vines wishes to prosecute for a minor laceration to his lip. Medical attention was refused. Investigation continues." Read more here.

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Harry Styles Reveals Motivation For His New Solo Album

Harry Styles reveals in a recent interview that he became bored during the early days of the hiatus of One Direction and that motivated him to record his debut solo album.

"I took, like, a month and then started to realize I like doing stuff, so I got a little bored," Styles explained Carson Daly during an interview on 97.1 AMP Radio via Radio.com.

He also revealed that he wanted to go in a different musical direction with his solo effort. "The last couple of One Direction records we made on the road and that was amazing and a lot of fun," he explained. 'And I think for me, I just wanted to kind of, more so than be different from that, I just wanted to get out of somewhere where I had all my friends and where I'd want to go for dinner at a certain time. I just didn't want to get distracted. I kind of just wanted to very much immerse myself in doing it." here.

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Thomas Rhett's New Album Will Include Selena Gomez Duet

Country music star Thomas Rhett revealed some new details about his forthcoming album including the fact that it will feature a duet with the pop star Selena Gomez.

Rhett made the revelation in a new audio update via a Big Machine blog. He shares "I took all of January and made album three. We cut 22 songs, which is way too many songs, and I think the next few months is going to be singing all those, getting them all mixed and then trying to narrow down which ones are the keepers"

He says that the project is "really all over the place. There's a lot of cool collaborations on the record. My dad is actually featured on the record, which is pretty cool. I'm trying to single handedly revive his 90s country music career. But uh, no, it's gonna be a fun record."

The effort will also include Rhett's current hit single "Craving You", with features a guest appearance from Maren Morris. Listen to his full audio updates here.

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Bleachers Stream New Song 'Hate That You Know Me'

Hot on the heels of Jack Antonoff announcing the new Bleachers album, he is giving fans another advanced taste of what's to come with the stream of a new track.

The new song is entitled "Hate That You Know Me" and follows the release of the album's first single "Don't Take The Money" which features guest vocals from Lorde.

Both tracks will be included on Bleachers forthcoming sophomore album "Gone Now", which is scheduled to be released on June 2nd. Until then, fans can listen to the new track here.

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Lorde Plays Surprise Intimate Venue Concert

Lorde continued the tradition started by Paul McCartney by staging a warm up concert for a festival appearance at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneer Town, Ca.

The pop star took the small stage this past Friday night (April 14th) ahead of her appearance at the first week of the Coachella Festival at the nearby Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

McCartney famously played a surprise show at the same venue ahead of his performance at the Desert Trip mega festival last year. Snippets of Lorde's performance have made their way online. Watch the video clip here.

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Gorillaz Announce North American Summer Tour

Gorillaz have announced that they will be embarking on their first North American tour in seven years this summer, which they will be launching in support of their forthcoming album "Humanz".

The album is set to hit stores on April 28th and the animated group will be kicking off their 17-date tour on July 8th in Chicago at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.

According to the announcement Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will be joined on stage special guest during the trek which may include some of the artists that appear on the new album. here.

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Lady Gaga Streams New Song 'The Cure' Following Live Debut

(Radio.com) Roughly half way through her nearly 90-minute Coachella set Saturday night (April 15), Lady Gaga announced she'd be playing a brand new song titled, "The Cure."

The crowd, although completely unfamiliar with the track, responded with the expected uproarious applause. Just moments later, the song would appear on iTunes for downloading and Spotify for streaming.

Gaga replaced Beyonce when it was determined that Bey could not perform due to her pregnancy. Beyonce will has committed to headlining Coachella in 2018. Watch Gaga perform the song and listen to the proper studio version here.

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TLC Streaming New Track 'Way Back' From Forthcoming Album

(Radio.com) TLC have released their brand single entitled "Way Back". The song is the first track that they have revealed from their yet-untitled new album, which comes out June 30.

"Way Back" also marks the first number the band has released since their special Christmas song "Gift-Wrapped Kiss," which came out in December 2014.

A successful Kickstarter campaign funded the recording of the new album, which the group has announced will be the last record they will release. Prizes from the Kickstarter included and exercise class with Chilli, slumber parties, movie dates, video outfits and more. The group has asked fans to help them come up with a name for the release. Listen to the new track here.

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New Order Play Joy Division Classics At Coachella

(Radio.com) New Order played an electrifying set on Sunday evening (April 16) at Coachella. No strangers to the festival, the group previously played Coachella in 2005 and 2013, and this year they encored with two Joy Division songs.

Most of the members of New Order began their career in the goth band Joy Division but changed their name and their songwriting approach after singer Ian Curtis hung himself in 1980.

New Order's Coachella set spanned their lengthy catalog, ending with Joy Division's "Decades" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Several fans captured the performance on video.

New Order keyboardist and guitarist Gillian Gilbert spoke with the San Diego Union-Tribune ahead of the festival and says the band always looks forward to playing Coachella. Read the comments and watch the video clips here.

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Lil Uzi Vert Spends $220K For Marilyn Manson Chain

(Radio.com) Lil Uzi Vert just became the world's biggest Marilyn Manson fan by dropping $220,000 on a brand new chain featuring Manson rocking Mickey Mouse ears, according to TMZ.

Celebrity jeweler Ben Baller presented the chain from IF & Co. Jewelers to Uzi this Sunday (April 16). Uzi wore the new piece, which features 16,000 diamonds and totals 155 carats at Coachella this past weekend.

On social media, Baller wrote, "@liluzivert goin crazy again. This time I made him a 100 carat VS diamond spiked choker bike chain and a 55 carat black & white diamond Marilyn Manson pendant… This year has been insane. And this is in the top 3 piece I've ever made in my career and Uzi already has a piece in my top 5 as well. @IFANDCO IS THE ONLY SHOP making custom link chains with invisible locks! We're the only ones putting diamond baguettes as teeth inside custom pieces. Remember spaceships don't come equipped with rearview mirrors! #LuvIsRage2 coming soon! 🤘 #LILUZI #IFANDCO #MarilynManson #VVS #BlackDiamonds #DiamondBaguettes #CognacDiamonds #CustomJewelry #NOCVDs #GAMEOVER " Check out Uzi's unusual bling here.

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Singled Out: Inner Tongue's Underworld

Alt-pop star Inner Tongue tells us about his new hit single "Underworld" which has already amassed an impressive 50,000 plays on Spotify since its release earlier this month. Here is the story:

Underworld was one of the first tracks I wrote after the *Tz, Ka* EP. I've had one of these moments, where a feeling resonated with what I played on the acoustic guitar and the song was pretty much there within minutes. I usually take very long to write a song, it's hard work after all, but with this one it had been different.

Before we went into the studio, we supported Ghostpoet on his tour through Germany and Austria. I wanted to try the song out live and came up with a different instrumentation with my band, blending in my obsession of Stranger Things back then. We tried out a few repeating patterns for the ending, but they were quite different to what ended up on the album. I remeber us singing "love" instead of "sun" and feeling so cheesy about it (ha!). Ghostpoet used to watch our shows, which was super kind of him. He gave us feedback, too, which really helped gaining perspective in regards to the album in progress. He had a different favourite song, though, called Catch. You'll hear it on the album.

Sometime after the tour, we went into the studio with John Catlin and had a rough time figuring out the right tempo for Underworld. After weeks of indecision, we recorded a sped up second version. I remember asking myself how we could ever have thought the slower tempo would potentially be right (ha!). We also added a few percussion loops generated with one of the modular synths at Assault & Battery which added more depth and drive one night with John. At some point we decided that the song was ready and felt really good about it. I hardly ever hit the spot where I wouldn't change a thing, so it's good to have people around me who know how to handle that. It is not like I couldn't keep working on details forever.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the Inner Tongue right here!

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