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Page Too Report for 06/10/2017


Miley Cyrus Releases New Song Called 'Inspired'

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus has released her brand new single which is entitled "Inspired" and come from the former Disney star's forthcoming still untitled studio album and follows the lead track "Malibu".

Viewers of Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Concert will recall Cyrus' performed the song live and dedicating it to the audience and victims of the bombing.

On the wistful country track, Cyrus sings about growing into her authentic self against a rich, folky bluegrass arrangement. She sings about leaning on her dad for love and guidance and throwing off the chains of others' expectations. Listen to the new song here.

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David Guetta and Justin Bieber Release '2U' Video

(Radio.com) David Guetta has released a new track '2U' which features Justin Bieber on vocals. The pair had teased the new collaborative track by having Victoria's Secret models lip sync the track, and some lucky fans even got mailed hand written lyrics from Bieber himself. Appropriately the new song arrives via a Jerome Duran directed music video starring several VS Angels.

"It's just a very romantic love song, Guetta told MTV. "What I'm trying to do here is a combination of emotional parts and the energy of crazy electronic dance beats. That's what I do, and that's what I like. I like making the people dance, but with a tear in their eyes."

"When it comes to you, there's no crime, let's take both of our souls and intertwine," Bieber sings on the hook. "When it comes to you, don't be blind, watch me speak from my heart when it comes to you." Watch the video here.

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Lorde Streams New Song 'Sober' From 'Melodrama' Album

(Radio.com) There seems to be no end to the melodramatic anticipation for Lorde's upcoming album Melodrama. The eccentric singer continues to tease the release by releases a new song called "Sober."

It's the fourth track she's previewed from the record, and one she debuted during a concert in April at her first show in over two years. The number features woozy sound effects, a syncopated beat and a blend of soft organ chords and more dramatic keyboard lines. Lorde's vocals see-saw from gentle and whispery to sober and wide awake, and striking harmonies and horn blasts are sprinkled through the mix.

Lyrically, "Sober" seems to address the duality between being clear-headed and feeling euphoric from artificial stimulation: "Queen of the weekend, ain't no pill that can touch our rush/but what will we do when we're sober," she sings on the chorus.

"Sober" follows "Green Light," "Liability," and "Perfect Places." Melodrama is scheduled for release on July 16. Check out "Sober" here.

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Gorillaz Release Trippy 'Sleeping Powder' Video

(Radio.com) Gorillaz might have released their latest studio album, Humanz, in April, but they are already churning out new music. The band shared a new track and music video "Sleeping Powder" this week.

Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn already mentioned the band has 40 to 45 songs that didn't make it onto the latest record, though did not confirm that this latest track was one of them, according to NME.

"I'm just sort of slowly going through all tunes that sort of didn't work out and finishing them," Albarn said in an interview. "I can stay in the game for at least another 18 months, I reckon."

The video is described as a "2-D solo track" and begins with an old-school anti-drugs video involving an egg and a frying pan. This is your brain on "Sleeping Powder." Watch the video here.

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Vic Mensa Releases New 4-Track Capsule 'The Manuscript'

(Radio.com) Vic Mensa released his four-track capsule, The Manuscript, this week, which features production assistance from Pharrell Williams, Malik Yusef, No I.D. and 1500 or Nothin.

The first single, "OMG," from the new capsule features a collaboration with Pusha T. Another track "Almost There" features an appearance from Mr. Hudson.

Mensa released his critically acclaimed EP There's A Lot Going On in the spring of 2016. His debut full-length studio album will arrive later this summer. Stream The Manuscript here.

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Bryson Tiller Helps Restore Hometown Basketball Courts

(Radio.com) Bryson Tiller is helping to restore basketball courts in his hometown of Louisville, KY. The phrase "It's Possible Here" is written on sidelines of the new courts; it's a tagline for the city and one that resonates with Tiller.

"Whenever you fly into Louisville, you see a sign that says, 'It's Possible Here,'" said Tiller in a statement. "I remember my first time seeing itI was working on my debut album, and I just thought, 'Wow, it is possible here.'

"Everybody always thinks you have to move out of the city and go where the music industry is, but it's possible in Louisville, and it's possible anywhere. You just have to believe." Read more here.

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Jerry Seinfeld Refuses to Hug Kesha

(Radio.com) Jerry Seinfeld does not appreciate hugs from strangers, even when those strangers happen to be Kesha. Seinfeld was being interviewed Monday night (June 5) during the Night of Laughter & Song at the Kennedy Center when Kesha approached him with a simple request.

"Can I give you a hug?" she asks. "No thanks," Seinfeld quickly says, dismissing her with a wave. She persists a couple more times as the comedian inches away, but his answer is still no.

"I don't know who that was," he remarked after Kesha gave up. When he found out it was Kesha he said, "Well I wish her the best." Check out the awkward exchange here.

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Old Dominion Announce New Album 'Happy Endings'

(Radio.com) Old Dominion announced they will release their second studio album Happy Endings August 25. This reveal follows the debut of the music video for their hot new single "No Such Thing As a Broken Heart."

"We are so excited to release our second album!" said lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "We've grown so much as a band and as songwriters over the last 2 years, and we think the songs on Happy Endings really showcase that. We cannot wait to share these new stories. August 25 cannot come fast enough!"

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ramsey talked about the latest single, stating that it felt like "the right step" for them as a band. "We know what we are capable of as songwriters, and we wanted to show a new side," Ramsey said. Read more here.

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Fatal Oakland 'Ghost Ship' Fire Leads To Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

(Radio.com) In December, 36 people died in the fire that broke out in Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse--which served as home and studio to local artists. Leaseholder Derick Almena and tenant Max Harris have both been charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the fire, which broke out during an electronic dance party.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said Almena and Harris "knowingly created a fire trap with inadequate means of escape. They then filled that area with human beings and are now facing the consequences of their action." Both face up to 39 years in prison if convicted on all charges, reports CNN.

The warehouse--which county officials say had not been inspected in 30 years--has been described as a dilapidated structure filled with tapestries, furniture and flammable artworks. According to court documents, Harris lived in the warehouse and served as 'creative director," collecting rent from tenants and liaising with Almena. Read more here.

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Kendrick Lamar Faced Backlash For Sister's Graduation Gift

(Radio.com) You can't please everyone, it would seem. Kendrick Lamar recently purchased a 2017 Toyota Camry for his sister Kayla Duckworth's high school graduation present.

His younger sis seemed pleased with her gift, posting a photo of the car with the caption, "Thank you big brother for my graduation gift!" The same cannot be said for the rapper's haters online.

Some people took to Twitter to express their opinion that Lamar should have been more generous since his 2017 album Damn sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week alone.

While haters are always going to hate, a Toyota representative told TMZ that Lamar's choice was "smart and thoughtful"' as the Camry has a great track record for being reliable and safe.

Loyal fans also came to the rapper's defense, with one writing, "You bump be humble and then get mad when @kendricklamar keeping his family humble by getting his sister a brand new Toyota." Check out the posts here.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin's Shares His Current Playlist

(Radio.com) Ever wonder what music Coldplay's Chris Martin is listening to these days? You're in luck. Earlier this week (June 7) Martin revealed his current 4-track playlist and it might not be what you expect.

Martin first listed "Big Picture" by the British trio London Grammar. This track was followed by "Formidable" from the Belgian artist Stromae and Lana Del Ray's latest hit "Love" from her upcoming album.

Coldplay's frontman concluded his short playlist with one of Shakira's latest catchy anthems "Me Enamore." Check out the post and start listening to Martin's songs of the moment here.

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Selena Gomez Loves Video Of 4-Year-Old Singing 'Bad Liar'

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez loves her 4-year-old fan who was videotaped singing her latest single "Bad Liar" while sleeping in his car seat. The video has been retweeted and shared thousands of times on Twitter -- and even the superstar saw it. So what did she think?

Selena told 92.3 AMP Radio's Shoboy and Nina, "I love making people happy, genuinely it makes me happy. So when I see things like that it just makes my whole day. I just saw a bunch of videos of people enjoying their time, and that was just a special moment between a mom and son."

The adorably sleepy little video star is named Evann, and we reached out to his mom to tell us a little bit about how the video came to be. She told us that he really hadn't heard of Selena's music until "Bad Liar" came out, but had been memorizing lyrics to songs he heard while traveling. "So now, he's like 'play "Bad Liar"' and sings to it and makes up a lyric here and there because he doesn't want us to correct it -- because that's what he thinks Selena's singing."Read more here.

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Brad Paisley Does Surprise High School Graduation Performance

(Radio.com) Brad Paisley surprised the 754 seniors at Barrington High School in Barrington, Illinois when he walked out onstage at their graduation ceremony back on June 2nd.

Paisley picked the school as the winner of his "Class of 2017 Last Time for Everything Contest." The country singer performed "Letter to Me," "Today" and "Last Time for Everything," all of which are ideal songs for teenagers about to venture into the adult world.

"My advice to you, as you go through life, is to enjoy the moments," Paisley told the graduating class. "Make memories, enjoy them, and don't take yourself too seriously. Go change the world, you all." Watch Paisley's speech and performance here.

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Rihanna Releases Clip From Malawi Humanitarian Trip

(Radio.com) Rihanna has released video footage of her recent philanthropic trip to Malawi. In the clip, the pop star talks to government officials, teachers and students about the state of education in the impoverished country.

One boy in the video said he doesn't worry about the food that he doesn't have now. 'I believe in the future. When I will be a businessman I will have more food," he said.

The singer said that she went to Malawi to observe the struggles the people there undergo on a daily basis. 'I'm really here to see it. It's one thing to read statistics, but I want to see it firsthand and find out all that can be done and where to start first."

In another scene, Rihanna is shown sitting with former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, a board chair for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE); Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, in Malawi; and Hugh Evans, the co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen. Read more and watch the video here.

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Chance the Rapper and New Edition to Receive BET Awards Honors

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper and New Edition will be honored later this month at the 2017 BET Awards, which takes place on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

During the evening, Chance will receive the Humanitarian Award and New Edition will be handed the Lifetime Achievement Award. Earlier this year, New Edition were featured in a three-part miniseries on the network, the first scripted music program for BET.

The self-titled biopic revealed how five childhood friends from the projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts were forever changed after winning a local talent show. Read more here.

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Pharrell Sings 'Happy' To 8-Year-Old Leukemia Patient

(Radio.com) Pharrell's biggest fan got the surprise of a lifetime: 8-year-old Reef Carneson suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and asked the producer and musician for a FaceTime session.

When Pharrell heard his story, he invited Reef to his Philadelphia show last Saturday night. Because of his compromised immune system, Reef wasn't able to fly from his home in Cincinnati to Philly for the show.

So Pharrell hooked him up with a private car, five-star hotel accommodations, and backstage passes. During his performance of 'Happy," Pharrell invited Reef onstage to soak in the moment with his idol. Watch the video here.

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Bill Murray Covered Van Morrison At His Live Music Debut

(Radio.com) Bill Murray made his debut as a musician at the Dresden Music Festival in Germany last Sunday (June 4). During his set, the comedian performed songs from his forthcoming debut classical album New Worlds and covered Van Morrison's "When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God?"

Several fans captured part of Murray's performance on social media, where the comedian can be heard belting away. At the end of his set, the comedian/actor/musician threw red roses to the crowd.

New Worlds will be released in September and features Murray performing literary readings over chamber music led by cellist Jan Vogler, reports NME. Read more here.

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Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Take Bromance To New Level

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have taken their bromance to a new level. During a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the late night host said his wife once gave him a tandem bicycle as a gift.

Fallon admitted that he and his wife never used it, and now it is reserved for when Timberlake comes to town. "My wife got me a two-seater bicycle, a bicycle built for two so that we could cruise around -- me and my wife," Fallon explained.

"And then we had a baby and so that's out of the question. So, every time Justin visits the house, he wants to take out the bike. I have it in my garage for when Justin Timberlake comes. He came down, so we went bro biking." Watch the clip here.

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Rachel Crow Talks Positive New Single 'Dime'

(Radio.com) You already know Colorado-born singer Rachel Crow from the 2011 season of The X Factor. Finishing in fifth place in week seven but not letting that elimination stop her, she then went on to appear in quite a few TV shows.

In 2012 Rachel released the single "Mean Girls" off of her self-titled debut EP. Now, Rachel is back with a brand new single, "Dime," produced and co-written with NYC indie band and production trio AJR, which she is very excited to get in front of fans.

"Ladies, guys, everybody! Everybody ain't a penny' they're a dime," Rachel told 92.3 AMP Radio about her positive new single. "Dime' is a feel-good song and it's just about people who have done you wrong in the past' because I feel like, especially today, there's so much negativity and I just wanted to put a little burst of positive energy out there, like, 'Boom! You're a dime!"

"'Dime' is a feel-good song and it's just about people who have done you wrong in the past' because I feel like, especially today, there's so much negativity and I just wanted to put a little burst of positive energy out there, like, 'Boom! You're a dime!'" Watch the full interview here.

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Common Serenades Halle Berry With Freestyle Rap

(Radio.com) Common accepted the Spirit of Chrysalis Award at the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball last Saturday evening (June 3). Despite the honor, his ultimate prize came when he was able to freestyle serenade Halle Berry on stage.

The rapper concluded the fundraiser, which benefits low-income people and the homeless, with a performance. Berry was invited on stage where the rapper spit a few impromptu verses, one of which was, "Maybe me and Halle, yo, we can get married."

Common posted the encounter on social media. As a caption for his video, Common wrote, "Who me? Oh..I ain't do too much last night. Just freestyled to @halleberry at the #butterflyball what you do last night?" Watch the video here.

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Camila Cabello Explains Title For Upcoming Album

(Radio.com) Now that Camila Cabello has released two hit singles ("Crying in the Club," and "I Have Questions") off of her upcoming album, The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving, the Cuban-born singer is beginning to let her excitement show about the work she's putting into her solo debut.

During her visit at 92.3 AMP Radio in New York City, Camila explained to morning hosts Shoboy and Nina just how much of the album is broken up, percentage-wise, between "hurting," "healing," and "loving."

"I actually would say it's pretty even," Camila says about the songs and each of the three separate categories.The Hurting' is definitely 'I Have Questions' and there are a couple other songs like that.

"The hurting is definitely 'I Have Questions' and there are a couple other songs like that. The healing, I would definitely put 'Crying in the Club' into that category, and also this other song called 'Scar Tissue.'"

"The loving is kind of like the fun stuff," she admits. "I have a song called 'Havana' on there. It's really cool and mixes the classic Cuban sound with Hip Hop, which I did with Frank Dukes and Pharrell. I feel like I'm in the loving' now," Camilla explained. "I'm trying to squeeze back in some writing time before I really have to let go of the project. So, I feel like I might have a lot more of those songs to go."

Camila also let us in on what her favorite song off 'Hurting' is at the moment and a little background on the track. Read about that here.

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Lady Antebellum Return With Their New Album 'Heart Break'

(Radio.com) Before Lady Antebellum began working on their follow-up to 2014's 747, the country trio took a much needed creative break from each other. While Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley worked on their own individual projects, Dave Haywood acted as producer for country act Post Monroe. It was this newfound freedom and creativity that laid the groundwork for their sixth studio album, Heart Break, which hit stores on Friday, June 9.

The beginning stages of Heart Break had the trio renting a house in Florida where they lived and worked under the same roof with some of Nashville's best songwriters. With several songs under their belt, they decided to book another writing retreat in California to keep the creative juices flowing.

"When we started working on this record, the goal was to give ourselves some space from the day to day," Scott explains. 'Surrounding ourselves in a new environment with sunny beaches and warm weather really helped free our minds to focus solely on our art. We took some of our favorite writers and other writers we hadn't worked with before to a new inspiring backdrop, where we were able to just write and soak up the journey. And it was on our first trip in Florida when we wrote 'Heart Break' that we felt it all click."

Lead single "You Look Good" showcases this musical rebirth with a memorable horn arrangement and dance floor beats. Another song, "Hurt," highlights Scott's impressive vocals over a striking string arrangement. The trio also enlisted the help of producer and songwriter busbee, who pushed their sound to new territory.

"Being together every day, living in a house together, that was the special ingredient this time," Haywood adds. 'And then in the studio, busbee added a whole new layer. He's such an integral part of this new chapter for us." Read more here.

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