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Page Too Report for 03/10/2017


Man Pretending To Be Justin Bieber Charged With Child Sex Crimes

(Radio.com) A 42-year-old Australian man has been charged with 931 child sex offenses after he pretended to be Justin Bieber online in order to solicit explicit images from young children, reports the New Zealand Herald.

According to the Queensland Police, the man was charged with numerous offenses, including "possessing child exploitation material and using a carriage service to groom persons under 16."

With offenses as far back as 2007, the man is now being charged with rape, indecent treatment of children, making child exploitation material, using a carriage service to procure persons under 16, and using a carriage service for child pornography material.

The man's computer was examined and illicit material was discovered. He allegedly used Facebook, Skype and other online platforms to dupe his victims. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Details Her Friendship With Ed Sheeran

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift became fast friends when she invited him to support her on the Speak Now Tour in 2011, and they wrote the track "Everything Has Changed" together.

Since then, their friendship has only deepened. And now Swift has detailed just how chummy they are. "We've gotten matching Scottish folds, made each other arts and crafts Christmas presents, vacationed with our families, and had each other's backs," she said.

She went one step further and described their creative friendship in terms of two classic singer-songwriters. "He is the James Taylor to my Carole King and I can't imagine a time when he wouldn't be," she said. Read more here.

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Halsey Gets Naked For New Album Announcement

(Radio.com) Pop singer Halsey has announced that her upcoming sophomore will be called Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. She spread the news in a tweet that included a photo of her naked from the side, covering her left breast with her left arm.

The new project is scheduled to be released in June. The singer's debut album, Badlands, peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 1.14 million albums according to Nielsen Music. Almost half of those were from physical album sales.

The artist, who had an acting cameo on Cameron Crowe's Roadies in 2016, has also achieved notable success with her feature on The Chainsmokers' "Closer." See her post here.

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Lorde Releases An Emotional New Song Called 'Liability'

(Radio.com) After releasing "Green Light," the first track off her forthcoming album Melodrama, Lorde followed up that single with a new track Thursday (March 9th). "Liability" is a quieter song that finds the singer looking critically at herself.

At just under three minutes, "Liability" is a short but powerful statement. With only Lorde's vocals and a piano forming the entire track, she lays it bare on the chorus. "So they pull back, make other plans/ I understand, I'm a liability/ Get you wild, make you leave/ I'm a little much for ev- / Everyone," she sings, playing with the last word.

On the second verse, she knows that everything she does to attract romance or any kind of relationship ends poorly because she can't keep the facade up for long. "The truth is I am a toy that people enjoy/ 'Til all of the tricks don't work anymore/ And then they are bored of me," she sings. Check it out here.

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Drake Wore Kanye West Mask At Recent Concert

(Radio.com) Drake and Kanye West have a complicated relationship: On one hand, two of hip-hop's most influential rappers keep trying to collaborate (remember the ill-fated "Pop Style?").

On the other, Kanye's outbursts make it very hard. The pair serve as both peers and foils to one another: Drake's focused, organized ascent to the top versus Kanye West's peaks and valleys of creative, personal and public turmoil.

Given the context, it's sort of funny that Drake wore a fan-made Kanye mask during a recent show in Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday night. The "Hotline Bling" rapper accepted the gift and made a quick joke about his new accessory.

"I got the Yeezy mask now," Drake said in a fan video. "Ya'll can't f— with me tonight, now." Check it out here.

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2 Chainz Releases New Tracks, 'It's a Vibe' and 'Smartphone'

(Radio.com) 2 Chainz has shared two new songs with fans, "It's a Vibe" and "Smartphone," following a leak earlier this week. Both track will appear on his upcoming album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.

"It's a Vibe," guest stars Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, and Jhene Aiko. The song was leaked Wednesday (March 8) morning, but 2 Chainz had the songs removed from Soundcloud and tweeted a response to the leak.

"It's a leak … bout to regroup…. 2 new records dropping tonite since somebody wanna be a #vibekiller leakin my sh–," he wrote. Listen to both new tracks here.

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Justin Timberlake Reveals His Pick For Album of the Year

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake spent some time corresponding with a fan on Twitter earlier this week and revealed some insights into his taste and plans for 2017 as well as his pick for album of the yar.

One disgruntled fan posted the following tweet, "while I'M AT IT, i'm gonna need an album soon because i'm getting tired of letting the 20/20 Experience play. I need some new JT!!"

Justin replied that new music is "on the way." JT also rose above the Beyonce vs. Adele debate to crown his own favorite album of 2016. "While I'm at it…" he wrote, "Frank Ocean had the REAL Album Of The Year with BLONDE.#NotFakeNews." Read the full series of tweets here.

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Anderson .Paak Shares Teaser For New Album

(Radio.com) Anderson .Paak is giving fans a glimpse into his creative process as he works on a new project in Hawaii. In a short clip he posted on social media, viewers can see .Paak and a friend start to jam. The snippet is accompanied with the caption, 'Working on the new album in Oahu for a week. (sorry no sxsw)."

In his Instagram post, .Paak shares, 'Freedom means no fear. Being fearless and being able to express is freedom. When I'm on the drums that's like freedom for me."

He also talks about the spirituality of writing songs. "I feel I'm closer to God when I do music, so I feel like I can do extraordinary things." The multi-instrumentalist recently teamed up with Grammy winner Pharrell Williams to cover Thundercat's 'Them Changes" via Pharrell's OTHERtone Radio Show. Read more here.

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Rick Ross Teases 'Trap Trap Trap' Featuring Wale and Young Thug

(Radio.com) Rick Ross teased fans with another new track off his forthcoming album Rather You Than Me. He shared his collaboration with Wale and Young Thug, "Trap Trap Trap."

The forthcoming track sounds like a banger in the clip. "I took my roof off at the red light/ I took my roof off at the red light/ Trap trap trap trap trap trap," Ross raps on the chorus.

He's tapped several big names for his latest album, including Chris Rock, Future, Ty Dolla $ign and Nas. Then, of course, there's his boy Meek Mill. Rather You Than Me drops March 17th. Check out the tracklist and teaser of "Trap Trap Trap" here.

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Diddy To Premiere Bad Boy Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

(Radio.com) Diddy has revealed that his new documentary, Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story, will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival which takes place April 19-30.

The Live Nation Production, directed by Daniel Kaufman, gives viewers an insider's look at Bad Boy Entertainment's 20-year history, from the brand's beginnings in Harlem and Brooklyn to its influence on pop culture, fashion, and music. It also covers the tragic murder of Biggie Smalls.

The film follows Sean Combs as he goes about reuniting the Bad Boy artists for their epic two-night anniversary show in 2015 at Barclays Center in honor of Notorious B.I.G. Read more here.

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Julia Michaels Releases 'Issues' Music Video

(Radio.com) Julia Michaels has released the music video for her new single "Issues." The song is Michaels' first hit song as an artist, but she's helped pen big songs for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and many more.

She even has a writing credit on Linkin Park's new single "Heavy," which features Kiiara. "In the 'Issues' video, I'm going through flashbacks from the night before with my boyfriend after waking up alone," said Michaels in a statement.

"I'm reflecting on the issues we have, but also remembering the great moments, and how much we love each other too." Check out a stream of Julia's new music video here.

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Bill Murray And Paul Shaffer Release Animated Happy Street Video

(Radio.com) Bill Murray continues adding to his growing list of eclectic projects by joining Paul Shaffer &The World's Most Dangerous Band on their track "Happy Street." The animated music video finds Murray and Shaffer shaking the blues away by talking a walk down a neighborhood full of mimes, dinosaurs and more.

The track appears on Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band's forthcoming eponymous album. David Letterman's house band last released an album 24 years ago, and they're back this year with special guests Murray, Shaggy, Darius Rucker, Jenny Lewis and more.

The first release capitalizes on a long friendship. Shaffer and Murray first partnered during Saturday Night Live's early years and Shaffer played piano on Murray's Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas.

Paul Schaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band drops March 17. Check out the album's tracklist as well as the video for "Happy Street" here.

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Runway Models Pay Tribute To George Michael At Paris Fashion Week

(Radio.com) When he was alive, George Michael was a great admirer and supporter of fashion, so he surely would have appreciated the tribute that runway models paid to him earlier this week (March 6) at Paris Fashion Week.

For the finale of Stella McCartney's collection, the models assembled on the runway in a circle, arms raised and repeatedly chanted, "Faith. Love." In addition, Natalia Vodianova danced in her front-row seat. Throughout the presentation the crowd cheered loudly in appreciation.

Michael, whose "Freedom" video featured fashion models Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, died December 25 at age 53. Watch the spirited tribute here.

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Kesha Says Eating Disorder Threatened Her Life

(Radio.com) Kesha, whose public legal battle involves grim details of her struggle with weight, shared a testimonial on Twitter discussing her experience and urging sufferers to seek help.

"I had an eating disorder that threatened my life, and was very afraid to confront it," she wrote. 'I got sicker and the whole world kept telling me how much better I looked. That's why I realized I wanted to be a part of the solution."

In bombshell alleged emails from producer Dr. Luke, Kesha and her team were told: 'A-list songwriters and producers are reluctant to give Kesha their songs because of her weight." Dr. Luke says that the emails were taken out of context.

Nevertheless, Kesha continues to use her unique (and still unresolved) position to advocate for others. "It's time to talk about eating disorders This #NEDAwareness Week, Get screened at http://nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening," she wrote. Read more here.

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Singled Out: K Phillips' Dark Wonder

K Phillips released his brand new studio album "Dark Wonder" today (March 10th) and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the song "Had Enough". Here is the story:

"Had Enough" was inspired by a veteran friend whose tank was hit by an IED. She began writing songs as a way of therapy. She said, "Since beginning to write songs, my nightmares are not what they used to be." She is a hero and she inspired this song.

This song is about leaving. I don't need to be with someone to be happy, but here I am, living with someone, getting in fights, wasting my time, losing sleep, growing nothing.

"And I kicked against the pricks/ just to fall upon a rose/ I watched her bloom before me and I watched her close"

This song is about letting go of the things you think you need. It was a hard lesson to learn. I seem to keep having to learn this lesson.

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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