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Page Too Report for 06/20/2017


Justin Bieber Called Venereal Disease Of The Ear By Hanson

(Radio.com) It's been 20 years since Hanson released "MMMBop," the earworm that captivated a generation and redefined the boy band in the brief moment before *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

The three brothers have continued to tour, make music and give interviews--including one with Australia's Triple J radio in which they call Justin Bieber "chlamydia of the ear."

A host played a snippet of Bieber's hit "Despacito" for the trio and their reviews weren't kind. "I prefer not to get any venereal diseases so whenever Justin Bieber gets near me or near my ears'" said one brother.

Another chimed in: "It's like hanging out with a koala' It's just ear infections, they're terrible. Chlamydia of the ear, it sucks." Listen to their unvarnished reaction here.

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Geri Halliwel Streams George Michael Tribute 'Angels in Chains'

(Radio.com) George Michael's sudden death in December dealt a tragic blow to fans and musicians alike. The singer's legacy can be felt from Sam Smith to the Spice Girls. "Ginger Spice" Geri Halliwell counted Michael as a close personal friend and recorded "Angels in Chains" as a tribute to her late mentor and kindred spirit.

Halliwell told Billboard that the "emotional" studio sessions helped her process grief. They featured Michael's producer and members of his backing band. "You know when you've got one of those friends that you don't have to see all the time but when you do, you just click back and you have the most honest relationship?" she said. "I would say that's the kind of relationship. I felt that as a fan, and then I became a friend. I wanted him to be my boyfriend, but I wasn't his cup of tea."

"We had this connection," she remembered. "He'd lost his mother and I lost my father. Looking back, I looked to him for, sort of, objective fatherly advice sometimes. I'd go and take my music to him and say 'What do you think?'" Read more and stream the song here.

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Drake Dominates The Much Music Video Awards

(Radio.com) Drake toppled steep competition at the Canadian Much Music Video Awards on Sunday night, including Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, to be named the 'most buzzworthy" Canadian Artist.

The rap star also earned an honor for Best Canadian Single of the Year for 'One Dance" during the event which was hosted by Joe Jonas and Alessia Cara and held in Toronto.

On the 'international" front, Ed Sheeran took the prize for Most Buzzworthy Artist and Mendes received Best Pop Video for 'Mercy." Lorde's 'Green Light" was named International Video of the Year and the singer performed the song live to close the show. Read more here.

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Ariana Grande Emotional As She Concludes European Tour

(Radio.com) The European leg of Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour endured unthinkable hardship when terrorists attacked a Manchester performance. As the tour segment comes to a close, Grande took to Instagram to express gratitude for the "overwhelming love and support" she and her team have received from the public.

She said subsequent shows have been "healing and special," and gave thanks for her crew, band, backup dancers and others. "At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you've shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time," Grande wrote. "Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here."

Reflecting on the past few weeks made Grande emotional. Her efforts have already raised $12 million for victims of the Manchester bombings and their families. Read more here.

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LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album 'American Dream'

(Radio.com) It's the day LCD Soundsystem's fans have been anxiously waiting for, the announcement of new music. They have revealed that their fourth album, American Dream, will be released on September 1.

"American Dream" marks the studio return of the group, which took a hiatus in 2011. The album will be the band's first record since 2010's This Is Happening.

LCD Soundsystem will support the album with a tour of the UK and Europe before hitting the U.S. in October. Tickets go on sale June 21. See the tracklist for the new effort here.

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Jay Z Releasing His New Album '4:44' This Month

(Radio.com) Jay Z has another big announcement to make. His new album 4:44 will drop at 12:01 a.m. on June 30. The rapper revealed the news on Monday morning (June 19), not too long after his wife Beyonce gave birth to twins last week.


4:44 will be Jay Z's 13th studio album and his first since Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was released in 2013. The promotional machine for 4:44 started revving up last week when the numbers "4:44″ and "6.30.17" began popping up on posters and online. Then late Sunday night, Tidal teased the album in a video. Just after midnight, Jay's camp posted the news on Twitter.

The birth of Jay Z's first new release in four years follows the news over the weekend that he and his superstar wife, Beyonce, had twins. TMZ reports that one is a boy and the other is a girl, but the news has yet to be confirmed. Read more here.

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Chris Brown And Ray J Release 'Burn My Name' Mixtape

(Radio.com) Chris Brown might be getting ready release his 40-track "Heartbreak on a Full Moon" album soon, but this hasn't stopped the rapper from giving his fans new music in the meantime.

Brown teamed up with Ray J to dropped a new mixtape, Burn My Name, today (June 19). The 10-track collaboration features appearances from Luvaboy TJ, Truth KO, Payso B, Jackie Long, Knotch, Bizzy Bone and even an interview clip with Vince Staples.

The rapper's eighth studio album does not yet have a release date, but fans expect it will arrive sometime soon. In the meantime, listen to Burn My Name here.

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Zedd Announces North American Echo Tour

(Radio.com) Zedd has announced North American dates for his Echo Tour this fall which will span the full continent with dates revealed for the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The tour is schedule to begin on September 29th in Vancouver, BC at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center and concludes in Guadalajara, Mexico at Teatro Estudio Cavaret on November 4th.

Grey and Lophiile will join Zedd on tour as openers. Pre-sale tickets will be available June 21 at 12 pm EST, while general tickets go on sale June 23 at 10 am local time. See the dates here.

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Chance the Rapper Joined By David Crosby In New Twitter Campaign

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper and David Crosby have teamed up for a new Twitter commercial. In the one-minute clip, Chance uses the social media platform to take song requests for his set list later that night.

"Pumped for the show tonight. Any requests?" Chance writes on Twitter. The status update sees a slew of opinions from all walks of life fans, marching band performers and yes, even David Crosby.

The clip was set to air for the first time Monday night on live TV, a representative for Twitter says. It is the first glimpse into a larger campaign set to roll out within the coming months. Future commercials will focus on sports, news and trending topics. Read more here.

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Jana Kramer Shared Father's Day Note For Estranged Husband

(Radio.com) Jana Kramer and her estranged husband Mike Caussin might be going through martial difficulties, but the country singer doesn't hold any hard feelings for the former NFL player's parenting skills.

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Kramer took to social media to pen sweet words of appreciation for the father of their 1-year-old daughter, Jolie Rae, for Father's Day. She shared an adorable photo of Caussin with Jolie Rae and wrote:

"We may not have the perfect fairytale love story but what is perfect between us is our little girl. Happy Father's day to Jolie's daddy," Kramer wrote. "There's one thing we can for sure always agree on' you're an amazing father and she's so lucky to have you." Check out the full post here.

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