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Page Too Report for 08/23/2017


R. Kelly Hit With New Under Age Sex Accusation

(Radio.com) A new accuser has stepped forward to say she had sex with the R. Kelly when she was 16. The accuser, Jerhonda was a 15-year-old high school sophomore in Chicago when she first met Kelly outside the courtroom of his 2008 trial for allegedly making child pornography.

Kelly was found not guilty on all 14 counts. Following their meeting, an associate of Kelly's friended her on MySpace and invited her to a party at Kelly's mansion, according to a report from the same outlet behind other recent accusations against Kelly. Then 16, she engaged in sexual relations with Kelly for several months.

Now the 24-year-old mother to three, Jerhonda Pace has decided to speak out despite her non-disclosure agreement with the rapper. Read some of her comments here.

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Mystikal Surrenders To Louisiana Police On Rape Charge

(Radio.com) Rapper Mystikal (real name Michael Lawrence Tyler) has turned himself in to officers in northwest Louisiana following an arrest warrant for a sexual assault charge.

The 46-year-old entered the Caddo Correctional Facility on Monday (Aug. 21). The warrant, issued August 18, included a charge of first-degree rape. A judge set Mystikal's bond at $2 million, reports KSLA.

The allegation dates back to an incident at a Shreveport casino in October 2016 when the Legends of Southern Hip-Hop tour hit the city. It wasn't Mystikal's first run in with the law. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Reveals Another Serpentine Teaser Ahead of New Music

(Radio.com) After abruptly scrubbing her social media presence last week, country turned pop idol Taylor Swift has returned with her second cryptic teaser video in two days.

Much like the first clip, this second video is another grainy video of what appears to be a snake. Given the pronounced scales visible in this visual, a case could be made that it's even a dragon akin to the ones seen in HBO sensation, Game of Thrones.

Rumors have been swirling about the meaning behind the serpentine teasers, with fans theorizing that Swift is responding to online insults over the recent past calling the star a "snake." Most notably, a shady tweet from Kim Kardashian during the fallout of Kanye West's song "Famous," from the Life of Pablo album.

If other rumors are to be believed, Swift's new single, allegedly titled "Timeless," is due to arrive this Friday, August 25. Watch the video here.

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Chance the Rapper Teases New Music

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper wants fans to know that new music is in the works and he took to a social media site on Tuesday (August 22) to share the news with his fans and followers.

The Chicago rapper posted a clip to Instagram showing him happily dancing around to a funk-influenced groove, complete with vocoder vocals and part of a verse from the unreleased track.

Chance the Rapper is still riding high on 2016 release, Coloring Book, the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy (it took the Best Rap Album award earlier this year). Watch the explicit tease here.

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Bonnie Tyler And DNCE 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' Video Goes Online

(Radio.com) A rare total eclipse of the sun is great for Bonnie Tyler's business model: Yesterday her 1983 classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart" rocketed up the iTunes chart to dethrone "Despacito" for the number one position.

As promised, Bonnie Tyler performed the classic hit on a cruise ship, backed by Joe Jonas and his band DNCE at the precise moment of the total solar eclipse, and video of it can be viewed online.

"Heartbreak is the total eclipse of the heart, I think," the Welsh singer told CNN. "And you know, it just shows us that this universe is amazing. It just reminds us about what really is out there and what we're part of." Watch Tyler's performance here.

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Morrissey Reveals New Album 'Low In High-School' Details

(Radio.com) Morrissey has revealed that he's set to return with a new album, "Low in High-School," set for release on November 17. It's the singer's first studio album since 2014's World Peace is None of Your Business.

The album will launch his new label, Etienne Records, in partnership with BMG. The album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes), and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and Ennio Morricone's Forum Studios in Rome.

Morrissey has also announced that he'll be performing at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl on November 10 for a special show where he's set to debut music from the new album. More tour dates are expected soon. Read more here.

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Thomas Rhett Explains His Daughters' Names

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett is the proud father of two daughters, Willa Gray who he and his wife, Lauren, adopted from Uganda in May and Ada James, who Lauren gave birth to on Aug. 12.

In an interview with his label, Big Machine, Rhett discusses the inspiration for their names. "Willa came from my mom's dad, his name is Willard, which translated means innately brave," Rhett tells his record label, Big Machine. "We felt like Willa was a beautiful girl name and also I think we thought it represented her story you have to be strong to survive what she went through. And then Gray is short for Lauren's brother Grayson and we really love Grayson's personality and we love him so much. We just thought Willa and Gray [fit] really nice together. We're a huge double name family if you haven't known."

Meanwhile, his newborn's name came about slightly differently. While the name does resemble some family lineage it also came to mind in a dream his wife had. "Ada James, James comes from my uncle, my dad's brother his name is James Elias," Rhett shares. "So James is her middle name and Ada, Lauren said that she had a dream and she kept hearing the name Ada in the dream. And that is why we went with Ada. Pretty random but really cool." Read more here.

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Macklemore Announces New Album 'Gemini'

(Radio.com) Macklemore has announced details regarding his new album, Gemini. The album is set for release on September 22, and is available for digital pre-order now.

Gemini will arrive with a slew of features, including appearances by Kesha, Lil Yachty, Offset from Migos and more. Gemini is a solo effort made without longtime production partner Ryan Lewis, with the pair deciding to take an amicable break.

"After the last tour, Ryan and I agreed that some creative space would be good for the both of us," he explained. "Ryan Lewis is my brother forever. We have been working together damn near every day for 9 years and it felt like the right time. This decision came from a place of love for one another." Check out the full Gemini artwork and tracklist here.

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VMA Pre-Show to Feature Cardi B, Khalid, Bleachers And More

(Radio.com) With the 2017 edition of the MTV Video Music Awards now just days away, details for the ceremony's pre-show have been revealed by the long running cable network.

Some of the festivities will include Cardi B, soaring on the back of her smash single, "Bodak Yellow," will perform live from the red carpet, as will Bleachers and Khalid.

Three-time nominee Lil Yachty is set to host, alongside Charlamange Tha God, Terrence J and Gaby Wilson. Read more details about a way that fans can get involved in the fun here.

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Lady Antebellum Share Their Binge-Worthy TV Shows

(Radio.com) There's plenty of time to kill on the bus while Lady Antebellum crisscross the country on their You Look Good Tour, so what's on their list of TV shows to binge-watch?

Hillary Scott and her husband/drummer Chris Tyrrell have a few. "My husband and I have been binge-watching The Last Man on Earth with Will Forte," reveals Hillary. "It's really funny."

"And then I'm just counting down the days, like I'm not so bad that I have a countdown on my phone, but until This is Us is back 'I miss that show," she adds. Fortunately, she doesn't have long to wait - the new season begins September 26th on ABC. Read more here.

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Sportscaster Drops 42 Travis Scott References In Three Minutes

(Radio.com) Scott Daniels is a California sportscaster who moonlights as a Travis Scott superfan: His two worlds collided on air over the weekend when Daniels dropped 42 references to the rapper's lyrics, albums, mixtapes and song titles in about three minutes of airtime.

Daniels filled his audience in on sports victories and defeats using the language of Travis Scott (and he even threw in a Kanye reference). When he came to Yeezy's "Father Stretch My Hands" (which features Travis Scott), Daniels added:

"I know that's a Kanye West song, but I've seen Travis perform it in concert two times." After the broadcast, nobody can challenge Daniels' credibility as a Travis Scott fan. He tweeted footage from the segment which has been shared 3,000 times and viewed nearly 50,000 times on YouTube. Watch Daniels' triumphant broadcast here.

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Lindsay Ell Explains The Title For 'The Project' And More

(Radio.com) Lindsay Ell has much to celebrate this summer. Not only is she on one of the biggest country tours with headliner Brad Paisley but the guitarist and songwriter just released her debut album The Project.

Helmed by producer Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame, the country singer told Keleigh Nealon in an interview for Radio.com that the album was exactly the type of record she wanted to make since she was a little girl. She credits Bush with helping her find her identity as a musician and songwriter for her first major release saying, "I'm so proud of the music we made."

As to why the title was simply kept The Project, Ell said, "It felt like it's been a big science project." The album's first single "Waiting on You" was actually a starting point in the studio for the release. Ell says, "It's been an amazing process to write The Project from beginning to end and 'Waiting on You' was really the song'the first time that Kristian heard it he said, 'This is where we start.'"

Now that she's made her first record in Music City, she's so proud to be a part of the community of woman creating music in Nashville. "There's so many talented female artist and musicians in Nashville right now. I'm so happy that I can help spotlight some of them on my record by cutting some songs from them as well as being a female musician," she said. "It always surprises me why there aren't more females playing instruments, especially leading bands playing instruments. Even if you look across the format there's not a lot of women playing lead instruments. And so I'm happy I can help lead that movement and be like, 'You know what, girls can play guitar too,' or play whatever instrument you want to play." Read more here.

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