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Beyonce Reportedly Eyeing Purchasing NBA Franchise

(Radio.com) Beyonce is reportedly considering moving into another arena of entertainment with speculation that she is looking at possibly purchasing a stake in the Houston Rockets.

The news comes via a new report in Bloomberg. The music star is a Houston native, and the Rockets owner Les Alexander has put the professional basketball team up for sale.

This wouldn't be a first for the music star's family, as for a time husband JAY-Z was a 1% owner in his hometown team the Brooklyn Nets. Read more here.

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Lorde and Liam Gallagher Performances Derailed at Lollapalooza

(Radio.com) Lorde and Liam Gallagher both cut their Lollapalooza sets short last Thursday, albeit for very different reasons. After three songs of her headlining gig, stage managers alerted Lorde that a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect in Chicago that forced organizers to evacuate the city's Grant Park, where the event was held.

Gallagher, on the other hand, aborted his set after 20 minutes because his voice was "f." Both described themselves as "gutted" about the abridged performances.

"Fs sake. i am so gutted guys i don't know what to tell you," Lorde tweeted after the bad news. "they've told us we can't play. i had the most spectacular show planned for you and i PROMISE i will come back to play it as soon as i can."

Lorde promised fans she's "looking at a club show" to make up for the snafu. Gallagher got through more of his set but sent fans into a tizzy when he cut it short. He abandoned the stage in the middle of "Greedy Soul" but his band kept playing, obviously not sure what was happening. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Makes First Public Appearance Since Tour Cancelation

(Radio.com) In the weeks since Justin Bieber canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose Tour, the singer has kept a low profile--apart from that lengthy apology. Last Thursday night, Bieber made his first public appearance since making the announcement, at a fashion event for his stylist Karla Welch.

Welch unveiled a new line of t-shirts in collaboration with Hanes that were inspired by Bieber's preferred longline look. People reports that Justin "took a few sips from a bottle of Corona and posed for a few photos" alongside manager Scooter Braun at the event. Otherwise, it sounds like a low-key L.A. evening.

Meanwhile, the Beverly Hills Police Department determined that Bieber will not be charged in the incident in which his car struck a paparazzo while he was leaving a church event in Los Angeles, reports Newsday. Read more here.

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Demi Lovato and Jax Jones Release 'Instruction' Video

(Radio.com) Jax Jones has released the music video for the track "Instruction" which features guest appearances from Demi Lovato and UK rapper Stefflon Don.

Directed by Ozzie Pullin and shot in LA, the clip is meant to evoke Notting Hill Carnival, London's massive annual celebration of Britain's West Indian community.

Check out the new visual for "Instruction" here.

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Willie Nelson Hit With Another Death Hoax

(Radio.com) Once again, reports of Willie Nelson's death have been greatly exaggerated. For the second time this year, Twitter was abuzz with rumors that the country legend had passed on.

In a statement issued to Radio.com, Nelson's publicist earlier this week (August 3) confirmed that Nelson, 84, "Is still not dead again today. He is fine."

Nelson's recent health scares and show cancellations spawned initial rumors in March that he had died. The reports inspired Nelson to write the tongue-in-cheek song "Still Not Dead." Read more here.

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Avicii Releasing New EP 'Avici' This Week

(Radio.com) The wait is over, Avicii fans. The Swedish artist announced over social media earlier this week (August 3) that he will be releasing his new EP, Avici, on August 10th.

He has been teasing new music online for the past two weeks, with six hashtags, which five of which are believed to be track titles, according to Billboard. Avicii announced his plans to quit touring last year, partially due to health concerns. Despite his retirement from live performances, he took to social media and his website to explain that creating music is what he feels like he was "born to do."

On the producer's website, he wrote, "Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music.

"Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense - the studio. The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do." Check out his post here.

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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Royalties Being Auctioned

(Radio.com) Eager Wiz Khalifa fans with $32,000 or more to blow can now have a chance to collect recording royalties to his 2015 hit track "See You Again" by bidding on the song on the auction site Royalty Exchange.

Just this month, the song, which features a collaboration with Charlie Puth, beat out "Gangnam Style's" five-year track record as most viewed YouTube video of all time with $2.9 billion views.

Though Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" later surpassed this number, the song's popularity presents a temping offer for potential bidders. According to the listing, the winning bidder will receive "100% of the seller's interest in domestic sound recording performance royalties and 30% of the international royalties." Read more and watch "See You Again" here.

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Kenny Chesney Announces Live Album 'Live in No Shoes Nation'

(Radio.com) Kenny Chesney revolutionized the way country artists tour the country, with his dedicated fanbase following him to concert halls and stadiums across the nation throughout the past two decades.

Now, the country icon announced he will be releasing a live compilation album, Live in No Shoes Nation, later this fall. The record will arrive Oct. 27 and feature 29 performances from the last 10 years of Chesney's tours.

"When you're on stage, in the rush of it all, it hits you so hard and so fast. You take it in, but you never really digest it," Chesney said in a statement. "Once the noise in my head died down, I went in to relive some of those amazing nights I'd had with everyone in No Shoes Nation, and the more I listened, the more I wanted to hear. And the more I heard, the more I knew I needed to share these moments with all the citizens of what we call No Shoes Nation, so they could hear how freaking awesome they sound."

Chesney waded through a decade's worth of gigs, shows and festival appearances to curate the ideal tracklist for his enthusiastic fans, remarking that "so much as happened over the last 10 years." Read more here.

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Amber Rose Addresses 'Ugly' Philadelphia Comments

(Radio.com) No stranger to the headlines, Amber Rose has been defending comments she felt were misconstrued and taken out of context during a recent interview with the Drink Champs podcast. People are saying Amber dissed the people of Philadelphia by calling them ugly. On an episode of Loveline, Rose addressed those comments.

"Shoutout to everyone in Philly. Shoutout to all the beautiful women in Philly, which I never said you're ugly. I would say I'm ugly before I say anyone else is ugly," she began. "It makes me sad because I go back to my neighborhood, I go back to my city, I show love. For people who I grew up with to say stuff like that, it's like yo, we were cool for my entire life."

"I wanted to be brown skinned, I wanted to be dark skinned, I was the different one in my school. If I went to an all-white school, I would've been different to them as well," she continued. "It would've been a different situation but I was always different and that's what I was saying in the interview. Either way, I was different and people treated me different." Listen to the full episode of Loveline with Amber Rose here.

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A$AP Ferg Releases Star-Studded 'East Coast' Remix

(Radio.com) A$AP Mob released their debut album, 12, this past Friday (Aug. 4). Ahead of its arrival, bandmate A$AP Ferg revealed a star-studded, lyrically explicit remix of his hit "East Coast."

Joining Ferg are Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Dave East and French Montana. Each artist dominates in their respective verses, but Ferg steals the show.

On August 18 Ferg will finally release his mixtape Still Striving, the follow-up to 2016's Always Strive and Prosper. "I got some real good stuff I wanna give the people videos, visuals, and things like that," he told Billboard. "Even with the 'East Coast' visual, I wanted to make sure that everything is of that standard." Listen to the "East Coast" remix here.

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Miguel Shared Cover Of SZA's 'The Weekend'

(Radio.com) Miguel is a big fan of SZA's debut album Ctrl and took to social media to post an impromptu cover of "The Weekend," his favorite track from the album.

The artist has since removed the video from Instagram for unknown reasons, but not before it spread to other social media outlets. In the video, Miguel enthusiastically sings the song unaccompanied at the Santa Monica Lora Schlesinger Gallery.

As a caption for the video, Miguel wrote "Foxy-a song, definitely a favorite of mine on the album." Watch the an online stream of the cover performance here.

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New Politics Stream New Single 'CIA' And Announce Album

(Radio.com) New Politics will release their second studio album, Lost In Translation, on October 6. And earlier this week (August 3) the band teased the release with the first single, "CIA."

In a statement about the new album, the band said Lost In Translation "represents a new phase" in their lives. Following years of touring, they explained that it was important to "write honest songs about the real things happening."

"We spent a lot of quality time together in-between albums as friends, watching movies, hanging out, and talking about our future plans," they wrote. "That brotherly love and bonding initiated the first batch of songs that has helped us shape the album."

"A lot of the songs are about personal experiences and the things every human goes through and it was nice to let go of the rules we had laid out for ourselves," they continued. "It's a new era for all of us, and we're proud of how it's turned out. Lost In Translation means that we're all searching for something, whether it's a voice, meaning, a place where we belong; we all face our own challenges. This is about shaping your reality and trying to make sense of the journey along the way." Listen to "CIA" here.

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Watch Mariah Carey's Daughter Sing 'Always Be My Baby'

(Radio.com) Mariah Carey's daughter is learning the family business right before our eyes as witnessed in new online video that was captured during a recent concert.

The pop superstar was performing at the Hollywood Bowl during her concert with Lionel Richie earlier this week when she convinced Monroe, her daughter with Nick Cannon, to take the mic.

The little girl hesitated before taking the mic and delivering her own powerful vocal on 'Always Be My Baby." Her twin brother Moroccan was there for moral support but didn't join the choir. Cue in 2:00 to see Carey's daughter sing here.

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Selena Gomez Talks Relationship With The Weeknd

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez has shed a bit of light on what she values about her relationship with The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye). "I'm lucky because he's more of a best friend than anything else," she said in a new interview with InStyle.

Gomez explained that although she cherishes her relationship with The Weeknd she doesn't ever want to be in a position where her life is consumed by a single person.

'I don't depend on one area of my life to make me happy," she said. "It's really important for me to love and nourish my friends and family and to make sure that I never get influenced by a guy." Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Is 'So Excited' To Have Husband Mike Fisher Home

(Radio.com) For years, Carrie Underwood has been the Nashville Predators' biggest fan. And that's not gonna change even though her husband, team captain Mike Fisher, has announced his retirement from the NHL.

Fisher played in the league for 18 years and retired earlier this week (Aug. 3) at the age of 37. Underwood openly showed her support of her husband's decision on social media, posting a photo of him celebrating in his Predators jersey.

In the caption she wrote to Fisher: "I sure am going to miss watching you play and cheering you on with the rest of Smashville, but I so look forward to seeing what God has in store for you in this next chapter of your life. You've given your teammates and the game your all for so many years ' you've worked so hard and made us all so proud!"

The country star also admitted she is overjoyed that Fisher will have more time to spend with her and their 2-year-old son: "Isaiah and I love you so much and are so excited to be able to have you home a lot more. We can't wait to cheer on the @predsnhl WITH you in the stands!" Check out Underwood's full post here.

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Brooklyn Honors Notorious B.I.G. With Basketball Courts

(Radio.com) This summer, Notorious B.I.G. has earned his share of unwelcome tributes, but things are looking up in Brooklyn. The borough just introduced new Christopher "Biggie" Wallace Courts in Bedford-Stuyvesant, unveiled by NYC city councilor Robert Cornegy.

The recreational site was previously known as Crispus Attucks Playground. The tribute honors a promise Cornegy made to the late rapper's mother, Voletta Wallace--who was his neighbor in Brooklyn years ago.

'We lived in the same building at 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn," Cornegy said earlier this year. 'We lived in 1R and Biggie and his mother lived in 3R. So when he passed his mother made me her director. I promised to keep his name honored." See the new signage and the unveiling (set to the tune of "Juicy") here here.

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Gucci Mane Gives Financial Advice In Funny Spoof Ad

(Radio.com) Since last year, Gucci Mane's post-prison comeback has been a thing to behold--and he's learned all about hustling for employment along the way as seen in a new video.

In a new Footaction campaign, the "rapper, financial guru, and trap God" gives advice about how to maximize your income and upgrade your lifestyle by taking odd jobs and working all the angles.

He touts his Summer Hustle program, encouraging young people to take jobs driving Uber, telemarketing and offering "brand management services" for a fee. He promises "tried and true recipes for bringing home the bacon in style" and ways to attain "the luxurious lifestyle you deserve." Watch the bonkers ad here.

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Andre 3000 'Totally Fine' With Never Doing Another Outkast Album

(Radio.com) Outkast fans hoping for a new album for the hit making duo shouldn't hold their breath. In a new interview with Complex Andre 3000 says he's moved on.

"I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I've done itEven with Outkast -- if we never do another album, I'm totally fine with that," he told the publication. "When I was 25, I said I don't want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I'm 42 now, and I feel more and more that way."

"Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that?" he continued. "When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from." Read more here.

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Julia Michaels Talks Breakup, Stage Fright, New Mini Album

(Radio.com) Julia Michaels is having a breakout year. After writing hit songs for the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, the singer/songwriter now has a pair of massive singles as a solo artist "Issues," and "Uh Huh."

The singer's debut mini-album Nervous System was released late last month, July 28. Michaels recently stopped by 92.3 AMP Radio to discuss her amazing year, and the life events that informed her new music.

"When I write for myself it's solely my story, I don't have to be vague about anything," she said. "Everything on this mini-album is the last couple months of my life. None of these songs were two-years old that I plucked from my catalog and put them on this mini-album, they're brand new."

Like many classic albums, Michaels' new release was inspired by a breakup. "It is seriously what I was going through over the last couple of months and going through my last relationship and why it couldn't work," she explained. "All the things that I loved and all the things that were ultimately our demise."

When asked if she felt closure now that the album was out, she admits to not being sure. "I don't know who actually wins, if it's him because all the songs are about him, and because every time I sing it I have to open that wound all the time or it's me because I get that satisfaction." Read more here.

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The Bacon Brothers Surprise at Karaoke Fundraiser For Police

(Radio.com) The Bacon Brothers, actor Kevin and his brother Michael, recently made a surprise appearance for a great cause and video has made its way online.

The Alexandria Police Foundation partnered with Kevin Bacon's non-profit SixDegrees.org to raise money for the department which includes officers Kevin Jobe, Nicole Battaglia and Alexander Jensen, who defended United States congressmen when they were attacked by a gunman during their baseball practice on June 14 of this year.

The brothers set up a surprise the with police chief Michael Brown. "We set it up so that he started singing "Footloose" at karaoke, and then he's like, 'Oh, this is not going well. I need help.' And we came out." the brothers told WCBS FM. Check out footage of the performance here.

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Jay-Z Calls Coldplay's Chris Martin A 'Modern Day Shakespeare'

(Radio.com) JAY-Z has been called a genius enough times to know what character traits the designation represents, and he sees those qualities in Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who he praises for both his music and his lyrics.

'In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern-day Shakespeare," JAY told Metro. The acclaimed rapper, whose latest album 4:44 dropped last month and shot straight to the top of the charts, said Martin, too, possesses all the qualities of a "genius."

'I have been in the industry long enough to know when I'm in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that," he said. JAY added that as good as he is on albums, Martin is at his best onstage. "He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live," he said. "If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it -- you ain't gonna regret it." Read more here.

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