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Page Too Report for 02/08/2017

The Game Sentenced For Assaulting Police Officer

(Radio.com) Rapper The Game has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman in 2015. In addition to community service, Taylor received a six-month suspended jail sentence and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

The Game (real name Jayceon Taylor), was playing a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood when the officer stole the ball from him and made a basket. Taylor then threatened, fouled and punched the officer, reports Billboard.

This is far from his only skirmish with the law. The rapper pled no contest after stealing a paparazzi's camera who filmed him being served legal papers from the officer, and he pled no contest to felony grand theft and misdemeanor counts of criminal threats and battery. Read more here.

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Willie Nelson Forced To Postpone Concerts Due To Illness

(Radio.com) Willie Nelson fans in California are going to have to wait a little bit longer to see the country legend live in concert. Nelson has postponed three California concert dates due to an undisclosed illness, reports Billboard.

Nelson's publicist, Elaine Schock, says the singer plans to re-schedule his shows this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (February 6-8) at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield.

While she wouldn't give additional details on his health, Schock says he plans to make his February 16 show at a San Antonio rodeo. This marks the second time this year that Nelson has had to cancel shows because of an illness. Read more here.

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Drake Says Young Money Reunion Might Happen This Summer

(Radio.com) In 2009, members of the Young Money Entertainment label banded together to record We Are Young Money, a seminal text in the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and other superstar affiliates.

Since then, the group have gone their separate ways -- releasing music under the Young Money banner but only occasionally teaming up to work together. During a performance at London's O2 Arena, Drake said a Young Money reunion might happen as soon as summer 2017.

"This no word of a lie. I just got off the phone with Nicki and she told me to tell y'all, 'Hello,'" he said. 'We might have to do something special, we might have to do some Young Money reunion sh– out here this summer." Read more here.

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Blake Shelton Released 'Every Time I Hear That Song' Video

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton has released his new music video for the track "Every Time I Hear That Song", which comes from the country music star's 2016 album 'If I'm Honest.'

In "Every Time I Hear That Song," Shelton pulls up to a warehouse in his pickup truck, but he's not alone in all that moody industrial space. A woman he loved but lost hangs around in his memories.

In a clever twist on the "crying in the rain" trope, Shelton stands in a boxed off area separated from his lady love by pouring rain. No matter how much he tries to reach her, the water keeps them separated.

"It was a lot of fun to make and I'm really excited to finally get to share it with you!" Shelton said about the song on Vevo. Check it out here.

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Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham Added Grammy Lineup

(Radio.com) The Recording Academy announced Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham will be joining an already stacked roster that includes Katy Perry, Adele, Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and more.

In addition to Ballerini and Graham, the Recording Academy also announced that GRAMMY nominee Cynthia Erivo will join John Legend in paying tribute to the losses in the music community over the past year.

And a host of names will turn up and out to celebrate the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever. Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly will all take part in that musical medley. Read more here.

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Britney Spears Niece Now 'Awake and Talking' Following Accident

(Radio.com) Pop star Britney Spears can relax a little bit now with good news about the condition of her niece. Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Maddie is "awake and talking," after being involved in a serious ATV accident.

"With her father, mother, and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7," the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department told People.

"Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking," the statement continues. "Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident." Read more here.

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Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Unleashed

(Radio.com) Michael Bolton knows how to make fun of himself, as evidenced by his collaboration with The Lonely Island on "Jack Sparrow," and now he's back for a whole new round of ridiculous with Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special.

The Netflix special, produced by The Lonely Island, premiered on Tuesday (February 7th). The special finds Bolton poking fun at his image. "I believe in two things.

"One, ghosts and two, there's somebody out there for everyone," he says in the trailer. And for those who are a fan of "Jack Sparrow," Bolton even performs a sexy version of it at the piano.

But Bolton isn't alone in his adventures of love. A host of big names show up to help him celebrate his favorite romantic holiday. Read more here.

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Dr. Luke Claims Kesha Owes Him Over $1.3 Million

(Radio.com) The ongoing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke continued on Monday (February 6th) when the producer claimed in a new motion that Kesha owned him over $1.3 million in royalties.

The new details were shared in an attempt to throw out Kesha' previous counterclaim that Dr. Luke still owed her royalties and was interfering with her attempt to record and release a new album.

"Plaintiffs have paid Kesha her royalties for all relevant accounting periods, while Kesha baselessly refuses to pay Plaintiffs the much larger sums she owes them," Dr. Luke's attorneys Christine Lepera and Jeffrey Movit stated in a memorandum.

"In December 2016 alone, Defendant received payments under her contracts with Plaintiffs in excess of $650,000. In sharp contrast, Defendant admits that she owes Plaintiff KMI over $1.3 million in ancillary royalties that she has failed to pay" (via The Hollywood Reporter). Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Does 'Pen Pineapple Apple Pen' For TV Commercial

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber (the ad man) is on a roll following Sunday's buzzed-about T-Mobile commercial. Now he's working on another ad, and this one's slated to appear in Japan.

The "What Do U Mean?" singer is fronting Softbank, and leaning into the country's "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" phenomenon. In behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, he appears with Japanese comedian Piko Taro, roaming the halls of a school, dabbing and greeting students with "Konichiwa."

And yes, the art directors got their hands on a pen, a pineapple, an apple and another pen. We haven't seen the finished ad yet, but who knows what cruel and unusual punishment it'll be repurposed for. See the footage here.

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Madonna Adopts More Children From Malawi Despite Denials?

(Radio.com) Two children from Malawi, a country in Southeastern Africa, will reportedly be given a new home thanks to Madonna. The singer has been granted permission to adopt two more children from the region, the BBC reports.

Despite Madonna refuting reports that she planned to adopt more children at a charity visit to the country last month, Malawi's high court confirmed the adoption ruling Tuesday (Feb. 7).

The children are the newest addition to Madonna's growing family. The pop superstar previously adopted two other children from Malawi, David in 2006 and Mercy in 2009. Madonna's two oldest children, Lourdes and Rocco, are from previous relationships. Read more here.

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Daft Punk To Offer Special Edition Merch At Pop-Up Shop

(Radio.com) Daft Punk has announced they will open an unusual pop-up shop in West Hollywood Los Angeles on February 11th. The shop closes just days later on February 19th.

The French producers have curated limited edition official Daft Punk apparel and accessories created for them by Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White, Enfants Riches Deprimes, Darkdron, Hevert Manufacturier and Han Cholo.

According to a release from the band, the pop-up store will also feature a capsule of special edition apparel and accessories created by Daft Punk official merchandise uniquely for the Daft Punk pop-up at Maxfield and more.

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Carly Rae Jepsen And Lil Yachty Remake 'It Takes Two'

(Radio.com) Carly Rae Jepsen has teamed up with Lil Yachty to remake the 1988 hip-hop single "It Takes Two." Their version of the song will soundtrack a new Target ad airing during the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 12th.

"It Takes Two" was originally recorded and released by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock and became a big hit for them. It samples Lyn Collins' 1972 song "Think (About It)."

Jepsen and Lil Yachty's version stays close to the original. She delivers the powerhouse vocals while he comes in with that classic late 1980s hip-hop delivery. Listen to a preview of their take here.

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Katy Perry Previews New Single 'Chained to the Rhythm'

(Radio.com) Katy Perry is teasing her new single via social media. The new track is reportedly titled "Chained to the Rhythm," and Perry's latest post supports that.

"Why are we all so chained…" wrote Perry, sharing a video of a disco ball chained to a high-heeled foot. It's also the first time the singer has shared audio of the new track, not much to go on, but it will certainly wet fans' appetites.

As with her previous teases, the Perry promises all will be revealed this Friday, February 10th. Check out the teaser clip Katy shared via social for the new track here.

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Singled Out: Jetty Rae's Queen of the Universe

Singer-songwriter Jetty Rae recently released her new single "Queen of the Universe" and to celebrate we asked her to share the story behind the track with us. Here is the story:

I'll never forget the first time I played "Queen of the Universe" for my dear friends Ayrik and Josh. They were blown away, much to my surprise. This was a song that very easily could've never seen the light of day had it not been for that first reaction.

I penned this song as a joke, and emotional release for a dear friend of mine. There was family drama, and lot's of manipulation and game playing going on and my friend was deeply hurt, and felt pretty betrayed. Being the oldest in my family, I pretty much adopt anyone close in my life as a little brother or sister--I'm always the protector, and I feel a certain affinity to make people feel safe, valued, and cared for. This song was my way of helping my friend blow off some steam. We had some good laughs over the line about giving this person a good spankin'. It's larger than life song, and the character although partially inspired by real life, is fictional. This song will resonate with anyone who knows what it feels like to be in a relationship with someone who throws their weight around in a manipulative fashion.

After playing the song for my producer Mitch Dane, he was pretty excited about tracking it--but honestly I had no intentions of having this song on the record. After my amazing studio players played two bars, I was HOOKED. Chomping at the bit to get in and lay down some vocals, I finally heard what everyone else had heard. Being such a serious person in my music, I've always felt that my songs needed to have a certain spiritual and emotional depth--which is why I was so reluctant to release and sing this one. But we can't be serious all the time. There will be lots of time for tears and feelings. For now, pour yourself your favorite drink, put on your leather jacket, and kick start that Harley ;)

If you are already tired of the Christmas music and need to jam out to something a little more lively and soulful at your ugly sweater party, look no further. Behold, Queen of the Universe, an entirely sardonic song that almost never was.

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

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