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Ariana Grande Releases Cover Song To Benefit Bombing Victims

(Radio.com) One of the most moving moments at Sunday's Manchester Benefit Concert was Ariana Grande's deeply felt rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. In the tradition of Judy Garland, Rufus Wainwright and others, Grande's interpretation conveyed profound emotion--it even brought this baby to tears.

Now Ariana has released the live audio as a single to benefit victims of the tragedy. The song can be streamed on major services or purchased, with all proceeds going to those affected by the bombing.

Grande has also re-released her song "One Last Time" to support the fundraising effort. Listen to Grande's cover version of the Judy Garland classic here.

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Kodak Black Previews New Music Following Jail Release

(Radio.com) Kodak Black just got released from jail and is already dropping hints that new music is coming. On May 4, the rapper was sentenced to 364 days in a Broward County, Florida jail for violating probation. He served 97 days and got out on Tuesday (June 6) when he agreed to complete a life skills program.

Soon after, Black posted a video of himself rapping to some music fans hadn't heard before. It remains unknown when the music was written or recorded, but Billboard reported that the beat was mastered by Dyryk, the co-producer who worked on a number of tracks from Kodak's Painting Pictures album.

Earlier this year Kodak Black dropped the singles "SKRT" and 'Tunnel Vision," the latter of which has been on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the last 15 weeks. Check out Black's latest here.

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Rae Sremmurd TV Special To Air This Week

A Rae Sremmurd concert and interview special is scheduled to be broadcast on the AUDIENCE Network this Friday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Swae Lee shared his excitement about the special with the following comments, "We loved doing this show because it gave us the opportunity to really interact and get close w/ our fans."

Slim Jxmmi added, "We wanted to give them the full SremmLife experience so we invited the entire crowd on stage with us. It was insane, I think we almost broke the stage. #SremmLife."

Apart from the live performance of hits like "Black Beatles," "No Flex Zone," and "Swang", the special will also featured a playful interview with conducted by the series host Ted Stryker.

The AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. An encored will air on REVOLT TV via DIRECTV Ch 384 and AT&T U-verse Ch 1534 on June 10. Watch the trailer here.

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Justin Bieber Releasing New David Guetta Collaboration

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber took to social media to announce he's teamed up with David Guetta to record a new track and they will be releasing their collaboration Friday (June 9).

"New music. This Friday. Me and @davidguetta #2U," Bieber wrote. While his cryptic message doesn't reveal much, the song's title might be "2U," judging by his unique choice of hashtag.

There is no additional information about the nature of the track, but after Guetta and Bieber's recent successes, the tune is expected to be another summer pop anthem. Check out the post here.

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Usher Explains Why Wasn't Part Of One Love Manchester Concert

(Radio.com) Usher did not appear at the One Love Manchester concert because he was not scheduled to perform and his son needed him on Sunday. The R&B superstar took to social media to express his solidarity with the UK and the benefit show.

Usher posted an image of the concert today with the caption, "So happy to see that last night's concert in Manchester proved that love always prevails. I would have loved to be there but It was my son's first day at Camp Kudzu, one of the few summer camps for kids living with diabetes.

"This was an important day for him and for myself as a proud father. Usher was initially listed as being part of the bill, but this appearance actually took the form a recorded message that was played at the show. Watch the recorded statement and check out his post here.

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Ed Sheeran's 'Carpool Karaoke' Appearance Goes Online

(Radio.com) Late Late Show host James Corden is in London -- what better place to share Ed Sheeran's Carpool Karaoke segment? On Tuesday night (June 6), the clip started with 'Shape of You," which Corden called a 'sexy" song. The singer began to touch the talk show host on his thigh and chest. Corden reacted: 'I told you it's a sexy song."

Sheeran and Corden dueted on 'Sing," and 'Will Your Mouth Still Remember the Taste of My Love?" The redheaded singer told a story about being out with Justin Beiber, and hitting him in the face with a golf club, which led to a version of Bieber's 'Love Yourself." Corden and Sheeran also paid homage to English band, One Direction, with 'What Makes You Beautiful."

The artist explained that he didn't see what would be funny about being in a car singing his songs, but once he pulled out his guitar he admitted he felt much more comfortable.

"Castle on the Hill," led into a parody version about the Hollywood Sign. The Late Late Show with James Corden will remain in London throughout the week. Watch Ed Sheeran's Carpool Karaoke here.

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Glen Campbell Streams New Single 'Arkansas Farmboy'

(Radio.com) Glen Campbell recently debuted a biographical new single "Arkansas Farmboy" off his upcoming final album, "Adios". This will be the country legend's latest album since his 2011 Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Campbell's friend and bandmate Carl Jackson wrote the song, basing the lyrics upon a story Campbell told him from growing up in a family of Arkansas sharecroppers in the 1930s.

"I stood right beside him on every line, printed out the lyrics in big print," Jackson explained. "Sometimes we had to do a line at a time because with Alzheimer's, his memory of the lyrics, as we saw in the tour he had to use teleprompters, that went away pretty quick. But his melodies did not go away for a long time after his ability to remember actual songs." Listen to "Arkansas Farmboy" here.

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Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo Added To 'Monday Night Football'

(Radio.com) ESPN recently announced legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. will be returning to the network's Monday Night Football. On Tuesday (June 7), the network revealed Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo will be joining Williams for 2017 NFL season.

With this new lineup, Williams will perform his iconic hit "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night," alongside Florida Georgia Line and Derulo.

"This is a huge honor to be a part of such a legendary song and night!" said Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard in a statement. "We all grew up watching Monday Night Football and it's surreal to join Jason Derulo and Hank Williams Jr. on this new version that gives a nod back but also a step forward!" added Brian Kelley. Read more here.

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Dave Koz And Larry Graham Jr Plan Summer Tour

Dave Koz has announced that he will be teaming up with Larry Graham Jr. (best known for his work with Sly & The Family Stone and founding member of Graham Central Station), for a summer tour.

The coheadlining Side By Side tour will be kicking off on July 21st in Austin at the One World Theatre and is currently scheduled to conclude with a two night stand at the Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA on September 9th and 10th.

Koz had the following to say, "I've been a huge fan of Larry's since my earliest days discovering music-this man has literally set musical history in motion several times in his illustrious career. We've been great friends for a long time, but to finally get to share the stage with him in this intimate way, is truly a dream come true. A perfect summer, if you ask me!" Read more here.

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Missy Elliott Calls For New Backup Via Social Media

(Radio.com) Missy Elliott's dance moves broke the paradigm when she began releasing music videos for hits like 'Gossip Folks," 'Pass the Dutch" and 'Work It."

Now the legendary rapper has a new project in the works and tweeted an open call for backup dancers. It's not clear whether the gig is a music video, tour, or one-off performance…but any of the above are the opportunity of a lifetime.

The auditions will be held in Atlanta this Friday, and applicants are strongly encouraged to 'Do your research on Missy!" before daring to show up. Translation: Prepare to put that thing down, flip it and reverse it. Read more here.

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John Legend's 1-Year-Old Daughter Throws Opening Pitch At Mariners Game

(Radio.com) Throwing the opening pitch at a baseball game is an honor usually reserved for presidents, CEOs, and highly accomplished luminaries. At this weekend's Seattle Mariners game the team's choice came from left field: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's 1-year-old daughter Luna.

Luna's credentials speak for themselves: In addition to being an adorable infant, her dad is a GRAMMY and Oscar-winning singer and her mother is one of Twitter's cleverest minds.

Naturally, Teigen documented each step of Luna's big day on Instagram so her millions of followers could share the moment. The Mariners thanked Mr., Mrs. and Luna Legend for coming out to support the team. See some photos from the day here.

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John Anderson Exhibit Coming To Country Hall Of Fame

(Webster) A new spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that celebrates the music legend John Anderson is scheduled to open on June 16th. We were sent the following details:

A native of Apopka, Florida, John Anderson is one artist who can definitely attest that he worked on the Grand Ole Opry - in more ways than one. In addition to playing the WSM Radio show many times as a performer, Anderson was part of the construction crew that helped build the Opry's current home - which opened in 1974.

"We are looking forward to our appearance on Nissan Stadium, as its been several years since we participated in CMA Music Fest and I am looking forward to it," said Anderson. "I am very grateful and flattered that the folks at the Country Music Hall of Fame would consider me for an exhibit. This is something that most artists only dream about and for me it's becoming a reality. Love and thanks to the fans who have supported us through the years as well as the folks at the Hall Of Fame." Read more

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