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Page Too Report for 03/22/2017


Wyclef Jean Mistaken For An Armed Robber By Police

(Radio.com) Wyclef Jean was reportedly pulled from his car and handcuffed early Tuesday morning (March 21) after the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department mistook him for an armed robber.

According to TMZ, which posted video of the incident, Jean and two female passengers including his manager were pulled over by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies around 1:30 a.m. (PT) in West Hollywood. Their vehicle matched the description of a car used in an armed robbery in the same neighborhood.

"I'm in L.A. right now, coming from the studio," Wyclef said to a cameraman filming the scene. "See, the police have handcuffs on me. They just took off my Haitian bandanna. That's what's going on right now with Wyclef. The L.A.P.D. have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing." Watch the video and see Wyclef's tweets here.

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Nicki Minaj Breaks Aretha Franklin Chart Record

(Radio.com) With the debut of three new tracks; "No Frauds" with Drake and Lil Wayne, "Changed It" with Lil Wayne and "Regret Your Tears," Nicki Minaj has surpassed Aretha Franklin as the female artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 chart entries ever.

Aretha held the record at 73 total, and now Nicki has inched past with 76. The rapper took to Instagram to celebrate her achievement and thank fans for their support.

"I tell ya… God said he ain't done showing off yet," Minaj wrote. "Walked off stage to find out history was made yet again today…. To my fans: I fkn love u guys more than I'll ever be able to put in words. Thank u so much for your unwavering love & support."

She then shared a video of herself twerking for joy about the good news. "When u find out u just became the only woman in the history of billboard to have 76 Hot 100 billboard entries." See Nicki's elation here.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Announce First Song From New Album

Husband and wife country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced that they will be releasing their brand new collaborative single on Thursday (March 23rd).

The new song will be entitled "Speak To A Girl" and will be serviced to country music radio beginning at 4 pm Central Time Thursday, followed by digital retail and streaming services release.

McGraw and Hill are also set to make the debut television performance of the track during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS on April 2nd. Read more here.

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Demi Lovato, Little Big Town Lead Bee Gees Tribute Special

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, Tori Kelly and Andra Day already paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees' classic soundtrack Saturday Night Fever at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and they'll return –alongside a slew of names–to expand upon their musical homage.

The Recording Academy announced Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees Tuesday (March 21st). The special event will feature additional appearances and performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Derulo, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Pentatonix, Thomas Rhett, Tavares, Keith Urban and Stevie Wonder.

Barry Gibs will also perform several hits, including "Jive Talkin," "You Should Be Dancing" as well as the hit single "Stayin' Alive." Saturday Night Fever won Album of the Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees airs April 16th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. See the full list of performances here.

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Elton John Surprises Disabled Teen Whose Birthday Video Went Viral

(Radio.com) British teenager Lewis Hine shared a video commemorating his birthday, recounting his journey through 13 brain surgeries to treat a tumor discovered at birth. That clip reached major news outlets and crossed the desk of Sir Elton John, who reached out to Hine and his family to express warm wishes.

"This was a complete shock to me when this happened: Sir Elton John phoned me out of the blue saying he watched the video and found that I was so inspirational it made him cry," Hine told the BBC.

His mother was equally shocked. "It was a crazy moment in our house -- like, 'Sir Elton John's on the phone, Lewis, and it's for you,'" she said. Lewis said the music legend praised the impact of his viral video. "He said he was just proud to hear there's someone out there supporting children with disabilities and trying their hardest to make a difference." Watch Lewis' original video here.

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Wiz Khalifa Gives The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' A Makeover

(Radio.com) Wiz Khalifa has put his own unique spin on The Chainsmokers' smash hit "Closer" with a new remix that takes the listeners on a very different lyrical journey than the original song.

Khalifa leaves much of the song untouched but creates a new chorus, weaving himself into a few verses with lines about smoking his favorite herb. "I'm Wiz Khalifa man fresh off of the plane / been smoking so long I've got my own strain."

It will definitely be interesting to see if The Chainsmokers endorse or distance themselves from this unusual remix. Listen to Khalifa's explicit reinterpretation of the track here.

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The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane Set To Be Released This Fall

(Radio.com) Rapper Gucci Mane has revealed that he has signed on with Simon and Schuster for his memoir. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is scheduled for release this September.

Simon & Schuster's website describes the book as capturing "the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth… Every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story."

Gucci began writing the book while incarcerated last year, and the memoir follows his upbringing in Alabama to the streets of East Atlanta where he had trouble with the law as a drug dealer before he found his voice as a rapper. See Mane's tweet here.

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Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Lead Gulf Coast Jam

(Radio.com) Country music stars Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town have been tapped to headline the 2017 Gulf Coast Jam which will be taking place in Florida this summer.

Bryan, Aldean and LBT will play the Panama City Beach, Florida festival September 1st through September 3rd. They mark the first names announced with the full lineup still to come.

Although the festival will be celebrating its fifth year, it had to cancel the festivities in 2016 due to the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine. Tickets go on sale April 2nd. Read more here.

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Lorde Reveals More Details For New 'Melodrama' Album

(Radio.com) Lorde is readying the release of her forthcoming album Melodrama, which is scheduled to be released on June 16, and she continues to hint at what her fans have to look forward to. "There's so much cool stuff coming," she wrote on Twitter.

The singer shared additional information on the upcoming release late Monday night (March 20). "This next song is like my favourite thing i've ever done it truly sounds like nothing i've heard in the best way," she tweeted. Later, she adds, "all these beautiful insane moments AH you're gonna die."

In an interview with Radio.com, Lorde discussed some of the new music, including a song called "Liability" which she released earlier this month. ''Liability' is a funny one," Lorde tells Radio.com in an exclusive interview. 'It felt so amazing, writing it. It really felt like' it was so cathartic, like, 'This is somewhere that we haven't been.' To me, it's so quintessentially what I think of when I think of melodrama, just wallowing in this feeling. 'No one could have ever felt the way I'm feeling right now.' It's very indicative of the theme of the record. But I think everyone has those moments of feeling like, 'Have I just punished everyone around me?' or, 'Am I just a massive tax [on everyone]?" It felt nice to get it out." See her full tweets here.

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Rihanna Has Awkward Reaction To Her 'Bates Motel' Sex Scene

(Radio.com) Rihanna's debut on Bates Motel was the heralded arrival of a music superstar on cable TV. And while the hitmaker might seem too cool to watch herself act on television, she tuned in with everyone else to watch Monday night's episode.

Using Instagram Live Rihanna documented the awkward experience of watching her own sex scene. "This is so weird…oh my god…I can't…" Rihanna said. Her face oscillates between pride and embarrassment.

Rihanna plays Marion Crane, who Janet Leigh played in 1960's thriller classic Psycho. In Hitchcock's film, Crame meets her gruesome end in an iconic shower scene. Bates Hotel tells the origin story of killer Norman Bates and his mother Norma--so things are probably not going to work out for Ms. Crane. Watch Rihanna's Instagram live session here.

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Drake Performs With Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Skepta, Others

(Radio.com) Before Drake's final London Boy Meets World show on Monday (March 20), he posed for a photo with his mom and reclusive artist Sade, which has received more than 950,000 likes so far. Drake captioned the image, "Two very important ladies in my life.

After posing for the photo, he stepped onstage and pulled out all the stops. During the show, Drizzy brought out frequent collaborators including Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Skepta, Giggs, Popcaan and Jorja Smith for surprise performances.

Skepta performed "Shutdown" and "Skepta Interlude," while Giggs rocked "KMT" and Jorja Smith sang "Blue Lights." Minaj, meanwhile, graced the stage once again for "Truffle Butter" while Songz performed "Successful."

Drake posted his own Instagrams from the night, including the photo with his mom and Sade and fans posted some memorable clips here.

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Falling In Reverse's Ronnie Radke Talks Intensely Personal 'Coming Home'

(Radio.com) The title track to Falling In Reverse's forthcoming album Coming Home might be the most important song Ronnie Radke has ever written. It's an intensely personal track that's been brewing inside of him for years.

"That track is like Jurassic Park," jokes Radke. "It was years in the making. It took them a long time to produce that movie and it took me a really long time to write that song and get it right." It would ultimately take him two and a half years to get the song recorded the way he heard it in his head. Every time he recorded the song it fell short of his expectations. "I never gave up on it. Usually, people give up on songs and move on but I just couldn't move on for some reason."

"Usually the producer is the problem because they don't understand what I'm trying to do," he says. But when he worked on it with his roommate and new co-writer, Tyler Smyth of the band Dangerkids, the song came together. Smyth is a student of all types of music, including pop, which finds it's way into the core of "Coming Home."

"The song is about my daughter and [my] never being around," Radke confesses. Read more and listen to the track here.

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Robyn's New Song Featured In The Final Season of HBO's 'Girls'

(Radio.com) Robyn fans can hear a snippet of the singer's new music from the final season of Girls. The synth-heavy song is called "Honey" and it includes dialogue from Adam (Adam Driver) and Hannah (Lena Dunham).

The Swedish pop star's "Dancing on My Own" was featured on the show's first season and her in a post on Instagram she shared her excitement about being involved in the final season of the show.

"After Lena used Dancing On My Own in the first season of Girls, in the most amazing way, i was so happy she asked me if she could put another of my songs in the series," she wrote. "I sent her some music im working on and she picked Honey. It wasnt ready to be released, but we finished this version for her and Girls." Meanwhile, Dunham shared praise for the singer. Hear Robyn's "Honey" here.

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Justin Bieber Shares Videos Of His Dancing Topless with Elderly Woman

(Radio.com) Did Justin Bieber find a new lady? While enjoying some down time in New Zealand after wrapping the Australian leg of his Purpose World Tour, the Biebs posted two videos on Instagram dancing shirtless with an elderly woman at a bar.

They sashayed to Jay Z and Kanye West's collaborative track "N—– in Paris." The woman couldn't stop laughing throughout her intimate moment with Bieber, and an elderly man sitting behind them cracked up along with her. At the end of the video, Bieber leaned in and gave the woman a kiss on the cheek.

Being shirtless allowed the singer to show off two new tats he had done recently, including a growling bear over his heart and an eagle over his stomach. Considering he already has over 50 tattoos, he's giving buddy Ed Sheeran a run for his money in that department. See his post here.

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Lady Antebellum Go Behind the ACM Nominated Song 'You Look Good'

(Radio.com) "Behind the Song" gives fans an inside look into some of the best songs by this year's ACM Awards nominees. Here, Lady Antebellum — who are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year — talk about 'You Look Good.'

After a short break during which Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley both released solo albums (Scott's won two Grammys), Lady Antebellum recently returned with a horn-driven new song, "You Look Good."

Lady Antebellum's Dave Heywood says that the band enjoyed reconnecting for their next album. "We lived in houses together to write and create this record. We found this song, actually, busbee [aka Michael Busbee], our producer, is a writer on it with Ryan Hurd and Hillary Lindsey. And we don't cut many outside songs, we're really picky about outside songs, but this one had just a funky feel to it. It was cool but didn't try too hard, which is really hard to do. It just summed up the way we've been feeling as a band, our excitement, getting back to the innocence of the way we've worked together as a trio, and writing together and traveling together. The horns have a great feeling of energy." Read more here.

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Singled Out: Punskription's Conceived Of Children Who Lie

Alternative Hip-Hop duo Punskription just released their new EP "Native Brains: Foreign Hearts" and to celebrate we asked P.Cruz to tell us about the single "Conceived of Children Who Lie". Here is the story:

"Conceived of Children Who Lie" is an emotional song driven by angst and our bleak outlook on existence. Though the song has gone through many changes, the mood has never changed.

At its inception the chorus was only one line "It's unbelievable." Those words were a reflection of my mental state and the horror at consistently hearing reports on police brutality. I know it's nothing new but the high numbers of deaths were hard to shrug off and to be frank, sickening. Now I realize the first lines "I open my eyes, can't believe I live in present times" set the lyrical mood.


I sent the demo to Pete, and he responded with his most personal verse to date; the inner conflict resulting from his parents divorce, and before then we had never talked about it. It is beautiful to get to know someone through their artistic expression. He eventually rewrote and sung the chorus. Now, the chorus is a better bridge between our verses. It also feels more contemplative whereas the original expressed hopelessness. Our inspiration and subject matter were very different but the angst of which it is rooted in is one and the same. That's why the song feels so powerful to me, it's as though Pete and I are having a conversation and through that conversation we are consoling each other's pessimistic view on existence.We had our verses memorized for a long time, sometimes performing them at shows, which gave us the ability to concentrate on the emotional delivery. Considering the length of these verses, getting the emotion right during tracking was important.

What took the most time to develop were the instrumentals. Through the two years we had this song, I continued to work on other instrumentals and on my production. Finally I grew confident enough in my skills to tackle this song that meant so much to us. I'm glad it took a while to finish, otherwise the song would have stayed heavy with distorted guitars and drumlines taking impact away from the words. Now the instrumental is less abrasive with synths being the driving force, allowing our words to breathe. The mixing, too would have been different. I happened to watch the Netflix show "Stranger things" just before mixing and the soundtrack, which was incredible, and definitely influenced my sonic preference. The ominous, and dark synths throughout the show are still guiding me.

I can go on to list more intricate details on how time allowed "Conceived of Children Who Lie" to become the song it was meant to be, but what it comes down to is that this song reinforced my belief that our songs get finished when they are meant too. I used to get anxious about having unfinished songs sitting in my hard drive, but now I see them as digital seeds that will germinate when the season is right. My one disappointment with this song is that the social issues we wrote about years ago are still prevalent.

Hearing is believing. Ndow that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the EP right here!

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