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Page Too Report for 04/26/2017


Kendrick Lamar Announces The Damn. Tour, Tops Album Chart

As Kendrick Lamar celebrates the biggest opening week for his new album "Damn." the rapper has announced that he will be hitting the road this summer to promote it.

Lamar revealed the routing for the North American summer trek via a graphic on Twitter with the trek scheduled to kick off in Phoenix on July 12th and wrapping up in Los Angeles on August 6th.

While he did not disclose the venues, Lamar did not that the tour will feature support from Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. The tour announcement comes as "Damn." topped the Billboard 200 album charts with the biggest first week of the year. Read more here.

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Shania Twain Talks New Song 'Life's About to Get Good'

Country music star Shania Twain revealed that she will be releasing her new single "Life's About To Get Good" in June, followed by her new studio album in September.

The new album will be Twain's first new studio release in over a decade and half and she plans to debut her new single live when she headlines the Stagecoach Country Music Festival this Saturday (April 29th).

Twain revealed the news during her appearance on The Voice Monday night. She's joined the hit program as a judge and adviser to the contestants. Shania shared these details about her forthcoming single: "You can't have the good without the bad. And that's what the song ended up being about."

She also discussed the songwriting, "I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, 'Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it's so beautiful out. I'm not in the mood to write a 'feeling-sorry-for-myself' song."

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Harry Styles Booked For A Full Week On 'The Late Late Show'

(Radio.com) A whole week with Harry Styles? The Late Late Show just released a new promo featuring host James Corden and Styles, where Corden agrees to let the singer crash on the studio's couch for a week.

During the video, Corden lays down the rules, telling Styles he can't have any guests and that he will have to work for his room and board. "I could sing?" Styles suggests, as a way to work off his stay. Corden quickly shuts him down, saying, "I do the singing."

Corden teased fans about the appearance over social media, writing, "A whole week with @harry_styles? God help us all. #LateLateStyles" Styles will appear for an entire week on The Late Late Show beginning May 15. The One Direction star's debut solo album is slated for release May 12. Check out the media post here.

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Drake Tapped To Host Inaugural 'NBA Awards'

(Radio.com) Drake loves the NBA. Not only is the rapper the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors, but now he will host the inaugural NBA Awards on TNT on June 26th.

The award ceremony will take place at Basketball City at New York City's Pier 36 at 9:00 pm ET. The event will honor some of the league's top athletes, in categories such as NBA Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year.

Drizzy took to social media to confirm the announcement, writing, "Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th tune in." Check out the post here.

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Charlie Puth Releases 'Attention' Video

(Radio.com) Charlie Puth has released a steamy new video for his single, "Attention" as well a dance video directed by Tim Milgram set in Puth's art installation's The Attention Room.

The new video finds Puth as the object a near fatal attraction. Be sure to watch through to the end as the video's director goes behind the scenes and shows just how Puth came up with the song's melody.

Created by Artist Partner Group (APG) and Atlantic Records, in partnership with Spotify, The Attention Room is now open to the public every day through April 30th.

The exhibit can be viewed on weekdays from 3:00-11:00 pm and on weekends from 1:00-11:00 pm. No tickets or reservations are required. The installation is located at 8017 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Watch the video here.

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Ellie Goulding And Kygo Releasing New Single 'First Time'

(Radio.com) Ellie Goulding and Kygo just took to social media to announce their upcoming new single "First Time," which is slated for release this Friday (April 28).

Goulding last released her 2015 album Delirium and embarked on her Delirium World Tour in 2016. Since this time, she has taken a step back to rest and record new music with the Norwegian producer.

Kygo's last single was "It Ain't Me" with Selena Gomez, which was released mid-February. Check out the social media post about the new collaboration here.

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Jeremih Releases 'I Think of You' Video With Chris Brown, Big Sean

(Radio.com) Jeremih has released the music video for his Montell Jordan-sampling single "I Think of You," which showcases collaborations and with Chris Brown and Big Sean.

Directed by Daniel Cz and executive produced by Andrew Listermann, the clip features all three of the artists trying to win the affection of a woman who doesn't seem to want to give them any attention.

It's a rare on-camera appearance for Jeremih, who hasn't made a music video for one of his own singles in over six years (via Spin). Watch the new music video here.

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Big Boi Performs New Single 'Mic Jack' On 'Tonight Show'

(Radio.com) Big Boi is gearing up for the release of his third album, Boomiverse, and the rapper made the television debut of his new single "Mic Jack" on Monday night(April 24).

The Tonight Show performance included Big Boi rapping the song with his gold microphone, backed by a trio of singers and the Roots' Questlove on drums.

At one point, Boi and his collaborators danced around the stage in a circle before resuming their places at their respective microphone stands. Watch the late night performance here.

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George Strait Adds Dates To '2 Nights Of Number 1's'

(Radio.com) After the success of George Strait's 2 Nights of Number 1's at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, The King of Country Music will add more dates this July, September and December.

On April 7 and 8, Strait played his record-setting collection of 60 Number 1 hits for eager fans. He did this by playing 30 of his hits on the first night and the last 30 on the second.

"Back when we announced 2 Nights of Number 1's, I said if the fans wanted to hear more, we would look at it," Strait explained. 'Well, we heard them loud and clear. This is something they want more of, so that's what they will get." Read more here.

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Madonna Biopic 'Blond Ambition' Moving Forward

(Radio.com) 'Blond Ambition', a biopic about the early career of Madonna is getting closer to being brought to life since Universal recently picked up the treatment.

Elyse Hollander wrote the script for Blond Ambition which topped the 2016 Black List, which ranks Hollywood's most-liked, but unproduced screenplays.

The story will be set in early 1980s New York as Madonna works on her first album, reports The Hollywood Reporter. During the film, the singer struggles to succeed in the music business as a woman, experiences relationship drama and becomes a rising star. Read more here.

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Hailee Steinfeld Announces New Single 'Most Girls'

(Radio.com) Hailee Steinfeld took to social media to reveal the cover and release date (April 28) for her upcoming single, "Most Girls." This song is expected to be the lead track from her debut record.

The 20-year-old star has already collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly for the single "At My Best," along with Grey & Zedd's 'Starving," Kato & Sigala's 'Show You Love" and Digital Farm Animal's 'Digital Love."

These singles have allowed her to successfully transition from being an Oscar-nominated actress to rising superstar this past year. As Steinfeld has collaborated in multiple genres, it isn't certain what her own unique sound will be. Check out the post here.

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Brad Paisley Looks Back And Ahead With 'Love and War'

(Radio.com) Brad Paisley's new album, Love and War, sees him splitting the difference between honoring country music's past, being very much in the present and looking to its future. This is evident simply by glancing at the guest list, which includes "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson, Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Timbaland.

Johnny Cash figures into the album in an interesting way. "Gold All Over the Ground" is based on a poem that Cash wrote for June Carter in 1967, and the song features snippets of Cash talking about her; Paisley composed the music. To complete a Cash song from decades past is a tall order, but Paisley proves that he's up to that somewhat intimidating task.

"Dying To See Her," featuring Anderson's "whispered" spoken vocals echoing Paisley's singing, is a classic country ballad about a man looking forward to his death, so his can be reunited with his late wife.

Of course, this is Paisley, so not everything is dour and glum; "selfie#theinternetisforever" is as current as Brett Eldredge's Snapchat account (but will have more staying power than anyone's snaps). And his "Drive of Shame" featuring Mick Jagger (who co-wrote the song with Paisley) is a raucous morning-after romp that wouldn't have sounded out of place on one of Jagger's better solo albums (or the Stones' Voodoo Lounge). Elsewhere, on the title track, he teams up with John Fogerty for a serious look at veterans returning home to an uncertain post-war life. Read more here.

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