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Page Too Report for 08/05/2017


Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito' Becomes Most-Viewed YouTube Video

(Radio.com) Earlier this month Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" surpassed PSY's "Gangnam Style" as the top-viewed video on YouTube. PSY held the title for five years, but Khalifa passed them with 2,993,712,651 views mid-July.

Now, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's chart-topping "Despacito" video beat-out Khalifa's short-held title with 2,994,056,666 views and counting. While Justin Bieber's collaboration in the track's remix propelled it to instant fame, it is the original video and single that is seeing the high view numbers, according to Billboard.

Directed by Carlos Perez, the video's rise to YouTube stardom is incredibly impressive since it was only posted this January. To compare, it took Khalifa's video two years to earn the title. Boost Fonsi's numbers even further by watching the original video here.

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Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy's Cause Of Death Revealed

(Radio.com) The official cause of death has been revealed from authorties for Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy, who passed away back on June 20th at a Las Vegas hospital.

The 42-year-old rap star died after arriving at the Las Vegas medical facility to receive treatment after experience a flare of up his sickle cell anemia during a performance.

The Clark County Medical Examiner has now released its determination regarding the nature of the rapper's death, as confirmed to USA Today by Shayla Pitre, a clerical assistant at the agency. The official cause of death is accidental choking. Read more here.

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Jay-Z Remakes 'Friends' With New 'Moonlight' Video

(Radio.com) JAY-Z released the latest music video off his album 4:44 on Friday (August 4) for his track "Moonlight." Directed by Alan Yang (Masters Of None), the video reimagines the iconic television series Friends with a cast of entirely black actors.
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Joey, Chandler, and Ross are played by Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, and Jerrod Carmichael, while Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish and Tessa Howard play Rachel, Phoebe and Monica, respectively, according to Pitchfork.

Toward the middle, Hannibal Buress appears as himself, while the audio from the 2017 Oscars mixup for La-La Land and Moonlight plays. The clip is currently only available at TIDAL but will have a wide release next week. See a clip in Director Alan Yang's tweet here.

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Coldplay Tribute Chester Bennington With Linkin Park Cover

The music community was shocked last month when Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington took his own life and their has been outpouring of reactions from other artists. Coldplay is one of the latest to play tribute. Radio.com had the details:

During Coldplay's show on Tuesday night (August 1) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, vocalist Chris Martin took a moment to dedicate a cover of Linkin Park's 'Crawling" to the late Chester Bennington, reports LIVE 105.

"Thank you Coldplay. It sounded beautiful," posted Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda on Instagram. Check out some video that has been shared online of the tribute performance here.

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Kesha Announces First Major Tour Since 2013

Pop star Kesha is returning to music in a big way. She has followed up the announcement that her brand new album "Rainbow" will hit stores on August 11th with news she will be hitting the road to support.

The North American trek will be her first major tour since 2013 and is scheduled to kick off on September 26th in Birmingham, AL at Iron City and will conclude on November 1st is Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Palladium.

She had this to say, "My new album Rainbow is dedicated to my fans. And I'm so excited to be able to invite you all to come boogie with me on my new Rainbow Tour. I would not have made it to this point without my animals and supporters so now come out and join the celebration with me." See the dates here.

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Which One Direction Member Does Louis Tomlinson Most Trust to Babysit?

(Radio.com) Louis Tomlinson is still a fairly new dad. His son Freddie Reign Tomlinson was born on January 21, 2016. Would the singer trust any of his former One Direction bandmates to watch young Freddie?

92.3 AMP Radio asked just that. "We'll I don't know who I'd least trust to be quite honest because actually, all the boys are quite good with kids honestly," Tomlinson replied.

"I'm going to go off with what I've seen and I've seen Niall with Theo quite a lot and so, which is his brother's baby, so I'm going to go with Niall. I mean hopefully, he doesn't let me down in this theoretical plan." Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Joins Little Big Town On Stage

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert joined Little Big Town on stage for a special appearance at the Ryman Auditorium during a concert that took place last Saturday night (July 29th).

The county music artists performed Lambert's song "Dear Old Sun," and covered the Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl," featuring a cameo by Charlie Worsham on banjo.

Fans that were not lucky enough to witness the on stage team up in person can check out fan footage that was captured of their performance of "Goodbye Earl" here.

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SZA Makes Friends with Woodland Fairy Children in 'Supermodel' Video

(Radio.com) SZA has released a music video for her track "Supermodel." The cut is the latest from the Top Dawg Entertainment singer's debut album Ctrl to get a visual treatment.

She has previously released music videos for the tracks "Drew Barrymore" (featuring a cameo by Barrymore herself) and "Love Galore," which features Travis Scott.

The new clip features SZA befriending some woodland fairy children, who give her the power to shoot fireworks from her fingers and take down a former flame. It makes more sense when you watch it. Trust us. Watch it here.

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Why Did Stephen Colbert Send Tyler the Creator Elizabeth Taylor Films?

(Radio.com) Last week, Tyler the Creator appeared on Stephen Colbert's show to discuss fashion heroes and his new album. During the appearance, Tyler described the late Elizabeth Taylor as his "jewelry icon."

The 26-year-old seemed stunned to learn that Taylor was an accomplished film actress who won two Oscars and appeared in classics from National Velvet to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

"I don't know all that stuff--I found a book one day lurking in Barnes and Noble, like 'Oh my god, this white lady got some nice stuff,' and called it a day," Tyler said.

Colbert offered to watch some classic Elizabeth Taylor films with Tyler and the two agreed to go on a "date." Tyler later followed up by tweeting a photo of a gift box Colbert sent him. In addition to cupcakes with Taylor's face on them, he got DVD copies of Suddenly Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra and Butterfield 8, for which Taylor won her first Oscar.

"THABKS AUNTIE COLLLL," Tyler tweeted. Follow the inside joke here.

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Brett Young Releases 'Like I Loved You' Video

(Radio.com) Brett Young has released the music video for his new single "Like I Loved You" which is a track from his self-titled album released earlier this year.

Directed by Phillip Lopez, the cinematic video was filmed in Los Angeles' scenic Laurel Canyon and captures the raw sentiment surrounding an unrequited love.

"California is home for me and it's where I've lived a lot of these lyrics, so it just feels right to shoot the 'Like I Loved You' video back there," Young said. "I think just about everyone can identify with this song in some way. Most have us have had our hearts broken a time or two." Watch Young's latest video here.

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Miley Cyrus Shares Sexy Bedroom Selfie

(Radio.com) Known animal lover Miley Cyrus and noted selfie taker, shared a sweet, and sexy, selfie post with some of her furry friends via social media earlier this week.

Her dogs Emu, Dora and Mary Jane are cuddled up in bed with the singer, who appears topless, with a hint of her dream-catcher tattoo showing over the edge of the covers.

It's a good thing several strategically placed flower emojis cover up some of the more delicate parts. See Miley's latest revealing social media photo share here.

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Keith Urban And Lauren Alaina Duet 'We Were Us'

(Radio.com) Keith Urban recently invited Lauren Alaina on stage for a duet that's familiar to fans and the country music star has shared video footage of the performance.

"We don't get to this song, ever, in our set, said Keith Urban by way of introduction, "but I've heard Lauren singing it, and I'm like you've gotta come up and sing this song with me."

With that Urban launches into "We Were Us," a duet from his 2013 album Fuse, which originally featured Miranda Lambert. Check out the video from Urban's official page here.

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Logic And Lil Yachty Team For Unusual On Stage Collaboration

(Radio.com) Logic brought our Lil Yachty at a recent concert in Atlanta not to join him in an on stage live performance but instead to play Mario Kart.

The two rappers engaged in an intense round of the Nintendo 64 classic, as a hype man gave the play by play. The race was close, but in the end, Logic was victorious.

As Queen's "We Are the Champions" plays Yachty makes some good natured excuses for his loss but is all smiles as he walks off stage. "Brought out Yachty in Atlanta just to destroy him in Mario Kart," Logic wrote, sharing a photo of the duo in action. Check out the video footage here.

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French Montana And Guests Give 'Unforgettable' Tonight Show Performance

(Radio.com) French Montana's performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week was 'Unforgettable" and featured some surprise special guests, which can now be viewed online.

The Moroccan rapper played his new track 'Unforgettable" along with Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee and The Triplets Ghetto Kids dance crew from Uganda. The tribal backup dancers filled up the stage with their unison dance moves.

Toward the end, a little girl dancer, "Lil Ashley" joins them. 'Unforgettable" is currently Number Five on Billboard Hot 100. The song is on the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist's new album, Jungle Rules. Watch the performance here.

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Khalid Releases 'Young Dumb And Broke' Video

(Radio.com) Khalid has released the music video for his new single "Young Dumb &Broke." In the new clip, which was directed by Calmatic, Khalid goes back to high school.

The video features cameos from actors notorious for their roles in memorable high-school based television shows and movies including Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding, Saved By The Bell), Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) and Kel Mitchell (All That, Good Burger).

The video also features cameos from some of the "Location" singer's musician friends like Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony. Watch "Young Dumb & Broke" and see the full list of cameos here.

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Rory Feek Shares Video Of Little Girl Indiana's Summertime Fun

(Radio.com) When country singer Joey Martin Feek died in March 2016 she left behind a young daughter, Indiana, and beloved husband Rory. Rory Feek has taken on the role of both father and mother for the couple's sweet little girl.

Posted recently on the couple's Instagram is a brand new video of Indiana, who has down syndrome, "…filling up her swimmy pool," with the biggest smile.

The second post, however, shows some parenting strategies from Dad, with the three-year-old apparently in time out, with the explanation, '…somebody needs to work on her sharing skills.." Looks like dad is doing a pretty good job. See the posts here.

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Sheryl Crow Counters Accusation With Humorous Song

(Radio.com) Sheryl Crow wants you to know she's still alive. It all started when a fan tweeted that Crow would be "rolling in her grave" when she heard about former duet partner Kid Rock's Senate run.

Crow responded by penning a hilarious song called "Dude I'm Still Alive." "I certainly was confused, when I saw your tweet today, how when I see the headline, I'll be rolling in my grave," the song begins.

"If Kid Rock Runs for Senate, I wouldn't be surprised, but not over my dead body, cause dude I'm still alive." No word yet if the song's professional recording will surface. Check out the goofy track, and full lyrics here.

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Drake's Father 'Kinda Crazy' Video

(Radio.com) Dennis Graham, perhaps better known as Drake's father, released his single "Kinda Crazy" back in 2016. Earlier this week, that track finally received a music video.

The clip, which was directed by Nikeisha Andersson, features the elder Graham seated on a white throne, surrounded by dry ice and in the company of a beautiful young woman.

Is father like son? Check out the brand "Kinda Crazy" music video and judge for yourself here.

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Andy Grammer and Wife Welcome Daughter Louisiana

(Radio.com) Congratulants to Andy Grammer and his wife Aijia on the birth of their first daughter Louisiana K. Grammer by emergency c-section late last month.

Grammer broke the news to fans via social media with the first baby photo and the caption, "LOUISIANA K GRAMMER 'LOUIE' has arrived." the music star wrote.

"So… We're in love." People confirms the little girl arrived on Friday, July 28, at 4:33 am, weighing 7 lbs., 11 oz., and measuring 20˝ inches in length. Check out the first photo here.

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J. Cole Takes Break From Tour To Visit San Quentin Inmates

(Radio.com) J. Cole recently took a break from his tour to meet with men serving life sentences in San Quentin prison, according to social media post from his team.

"We got the opportunity to spend the day at San Quentin State Prison talking and meeting inmates who will never see the outside again," Cole's manager Ibrahim Hamad captioned in images from the visit. "That experience was a life changing experience and wish I had the ability to put that in a caption but that wouldn't be doing it justice."

Dreamville's Art Direction and Graphic Design Felton Brown also shared photos of the visit, writing: "One of the most moving moments since this new journey. Spent a day with some brothers whose stories go unheard behind the wall. Learned a lot, so much work to be done. This system will try to not give you a voice but we're listening." Check out the photos here.

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Justin Bieber Reveals His New Face Tattoo

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber may be having a difficult summer with canceled tour dates but that's not stopping him from getting new ink. He took to social media to show off his new ink.

In the new photos share, it appears that the Biebs now has a small cross tattooed right next to his eye. Justin has many tattoos but this is his first to be placed on his face.

The singer recently canceled the remaining 14 dates of his Purpose World Tour. When asked by a TMZ reporter about his future plans Bieber said "Just resting and getting some relaxation. We're gonna ride some bikes." And apparently get more tattoos. Check out Justin's new ink here.

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Brett Eldredge Talks Brand New Self-Titled Album

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge's self-titled studio album arrived in stores this past Friday, August 4th and Radio.com caught up with the music star to discuss his brand new effort.

"It's kind of crazy to see an album cover with just your name on it," Eldredge said. "I think that shows what I want to say with this album. Maybe it takes a little bit of guts to put out a self-titled album - but if it's 100% honestly you, then that should come across through the music. That's my name and I hope my fans love me for me. Hopefully they feel the connection of these songs and they help them through their everyday lives. Because that's why I make this music."

"This album doesn't sound like any of the others," he continued. "I never want my fans to think I'm gonna do the same thing over and over - I want them to wonder what's coming next."

The album's happy go lucky lead single "Something I'm Good At," is the perfect example. "It's exciting to write and record a song that captures this side of me and this song is full of life and excitement," Eldredge said of the track. "I hope everyone feels the way I do about it and I hope it puts a smile on your face when you hear it as you're driving down the road or unloading the dishwasher or whatever you're doing, I just hope it makes you happy." Read more here.

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