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Page Too Report for 06/12/2017


Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Surpasses A Billion Streams

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You" is already an inescapable smash hit, but now it's made history. The song just passed 1 billion streams on Spotify, a distinction only two songs have earned before.

"Shape of You" has now joined Drake's track 'One Dance" and the Chainsmokers' hit 'Closer" as the third song to hit ten-figure streams on the platform.

When you're matching Drake's streaming statistics, you're doing something right. Major Lazer's 'Lean On" might be next to hit 1 billion. It's currently clocking in at 991,556,153 streams and counting. To celebrate, stream 'Shape of You" on Spotify here.

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Christina Grimmie's Posthumous Album Streaming Online

(Radio.com) This past Friday (June 9), on the day before the anniversary of her death, The Grimmie Family, in collaboration with Republic Records and ZXL Music, released Christina Grimmie's highly anticipated record, All Is Vanity.

The album is a collection of seven new songs and three previously released tracks from the beloved singer and The Voice contestant. "We are truly blessed to have been surrounded by so many people who want to continue to honor Christina's legacy and help us release her music," Tina Grimmie, Christina's mother said. "It is her best work ever."

Her father, Albert Grimmie, continued, "Her producer, Stephen Rezza, did a tremendous job in creating the sound that she wanted. We love what he has done and are honored to be able to share it with her fans." Listen to All Is Vanity here.

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DJ Khaled Sets The Record Straight For 'Idiots'

(Radio.com) DJ Khaled set the record straight in a recent interview with Billboard for all his haters and skeptics who don't know what he does or think he doesn't do anything.

"Anybody who's confused what Khaled does is an idiot," Khaled said. "I produce, I write, I orchestrate. I'm a mogul and one of the biggest DJs you've seen in your life.

"I'll bust your a on some turntables. You go to my Miami studio, you'll be blinded by the shining of the [platinum and gold] plaques. What, you think my records get made magically?"

"The difference with me is this," Khaled explaining about how he doesn't just put his name on others' work. "I show love. I don't hide credit for anybody that works with me. A lot of these producers don't say [who helped them]." Read more here.

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Taylor Swift's Back Catalog Added To Spotify

It appears that Taylor Swift has changed her tune about streaming services as the country turned pop star added her entire back catalog to Spotify on Friday (June 9th), according to Radio.com.

Swift has previously been emphatic about her opposition to streaming services. In 2014 she removed all her music from such outlets, saying, 'Piracy, file sharing, and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically."

"It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is," she continued. "I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art."

But last week, as she celebrated 1989 selling over 10 million copies, her music again became available on streaming sites. Radio.com speculates that the timing had something to do with her feud with Katy Perry. Read about that here.

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Brett Eldredge Streams New Single 'Love Someone'

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge released a brand-new single "Love Someone" on Friday. The track comes from his forthcoming self-titled album, which is set to hit stores on August 4th.

Written by Eldredge, Ross Copperman and Heather, the track shows off the country music star's knack for simple, romantic lyricism. The "Somethin' I'm Good At" singer will debut the new track on Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday (June 12).

"I'm so excited about this new album - it lets me fully express myself and all of my emotions in depth," said Eldredge. "'Love Someone' is track No. 1 on the album and a great way to start the adventure!" Listen to "Love Someone" here.

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Vince Staples Releases New Track 'Rain Came Down'

Vince Staples has released a new track called 'Rain Come Down," that features a guest appearance from Ty Dolla $ign. The song comes from his forthcoming album "Big Fish Theory."

The vibey slow jam features innovative instrumentation, sedated vocals and a strong melodic hook. This is the third release from the album, which drops June 23. Staples previously shared, 'BagBak" and 'Big Fish."

The California rapper has called the songs on Big Fish Theory 'future music." Look for Staples on tour with Gorillaz starting July 10 in Ontario, Canada. Check out the new track here.

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Lorde Not A Fan Of Being Famous

(Radio.com) Lorde might have risen to stardom at an early age with her international hit "Royals," but she recently told CBS Sunday Morning she's not very good at being famous.

"You don't win by being really famous ' I don't think that really helps make good work. And I've always been aware of that," she explained in the interview.

"It's hard. It's really - it's all body language - the subtlety, the angles. I don't know the angles." The 20-year-old explained that in order to navigate her fame, she has to be true to herself. Read more here.

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Halsey's Late Show TV Performance Goes Online

(Radio.com) Halsey's "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" is on track to become the number-one album in America, and the singer stopped by The Late Show to perform a medley of selections from the record.

She sang that tracks "Eyes Closed" and "Now or Never" during an avant-garde performance, in which she spray-painting a giant ghost bride with the word "lover."

The segment was far from business-as-usual for late night musical guests. Halsey's stage was bathed in red light and her bright blue wig popped against the strange, dystopian backdrop. The ambitious set paid off when show host Stephen Colbert told Halsey, "Thanks--that was beautiful." Watch Halsey's Late Show set here.

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Niall Horan Does Stripped Down Version of 'Slow Hands'

(Radio.com) Niall Horan played his single, 'Slow Hands," and a cover of Julia Michaels' 'Issues," for a taping at the BBC last Thursday (June 8) and the performances have gone online.

The One Direction star transformed the songs, performing low-key versions of the both of the tracks. The stripped down "Issues" took on a distinctively folk vibe.

'Slow Hands" was released as Horan's first solo single since One Direction took a break to work on solo projects. Watch both of Horan's performances here.

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Justin Bieber Addresses 'Fair-Weather Fan' Accusations

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber's fans and followers have a hard time sorting out which sports teams are his favorites. After wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs shirt, Justin was photographed wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey' leading to the accusation that he's a fair-weather fan. The haters were particularly vocal last night as the Stanley Cup Finals heat up.

'Bieber is a bandwagon b-. Maple Leafs last year then now Penguins," one Twitter user wrote. The 'What Do You Mean?" singer defended himself on Twitter after the hockey uproar. Let's get one thing straight: Justin Bieber owes his allegiance to no team. He doesn't even know that much about sports (but he does enjoy them):

"I support all sports I'll put ANY jersey from ANY pro team if I'm whack for wearing jerseys they give me out of love then I'm Whack," he tweeted. 'Leafs above all but other than that u give me ANY JERSEY THAT LOOKS COOL ILL THROW IT ON. I also don't know enough about sports to Really have valid opinion but I do enjoy sports!! And enjoy any high level sports game. Any team." Read more here.

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