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Page Too Report for 03/28/2017


Fetty Wap Reportedly Involved In Argument That Led To Shootings

(Radio.com) Rapper Fetty Wap (real name Willie Maxwell) was allegedly involved in an altercation that ended with gunshots and two injuries this weekend; the rapper was not hurt.

The incident took place shortly after 5:00 a.m. Sunday (March 26) outside a 24-hour deli in Wap's hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. The two injured men were treated for non-life-threatening bullet wounds at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.

A third man later showed up with a gunshot wound at the trauma center of Hackensack University Medical Center, but police are uncertain whether it stemmed from the same incident, reports New Jersey's Paterson Times.

Police believe Wap was involved in the disagreement that ended in violence, but he is not a suspect in either of the shootings. Read more here.

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Adele Says She May Never Tour Again

(Radio.com) Braving the rain and holding back tears, Adele confirmed to the crowd at her final show in New Zealand that her 15-month world tour will likely be her last for a while, according to The New Zealand Herald.

Adele spent some of the night at the sold-out Mt Smart Stadium joking about the stormy weather conditions, even borrowing a brightly colored poncho from a fan for a few musical numbers. At the end of her performance, Adele revealed touring might not be the right path for her.

"Touring isn't something I'm good at applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don't know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I've toured is you. I'm not sure if touring is my bag," she reportedly told her audience. Check out a photo of the singer at her final New Zealand show here.

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Drake Shatters Record With 'More Life' Release

(Radio.com) Drake opted for a broader release strategy when he unleashed More Life, his new playlist project, last week. Instead of being an Apple Music exclusive, More Life hit Spotify and other major streaming services on day one. The approach paid off:

Drake has a new record-breaking hit on his hands with 384.8 million song streams. For reference, Views earned 245.1 million streams in the same time frame--a record at the time, reports Billboard.

The industry trade magazine reports that a combination of streams and digital sales moved more than half a million album-equivalent units in More Life's first week -- 505,000, to be precise. 226,000 of those were actual purchases. Read more here.

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The Chainsmokers Release New Single 'The One'

As The Chainsmokers prepare to release their debut album "Memories... Do Not Open" next week, the music duo have opted to reveal one of the new tracks entitled "The One".

Alex sent us these details about the new song "Its one of our favorite songs on the album and tells a personal story in each verse. Not to get to into it right now but the whole album deals with experiences, memories and points of tension since Drew and I started this crazy journey.

"The One specifically is about two things, in the first verse is just about how much our life has changed recently, how we miss out and skip things as a result of putting this all first, and its just been sort of crazy realizing how deep we are in it now and how life is complicated.

"We constantly prioritize this life and as a result we are missing out on memories and moments with our friends and families, and how we sort of feel like sh*t about it sometimes (not that we don't know how lucky we are)... The other half deals with the idea of knowing a relationship is just over and isn't working out but being too scared to end it, something we all can relate...

"We hope you like it, its the first song on the album!" Listen to the track here.

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Harry Styles Reveals Release Date For Debut Solo Single

(Radio.com) More than a year has passed since One Direction's hiatus turned into a permanent break-up, and it's been (mostly) quiet on the Harry Styles front. Former bandmates Louis Tomlinson and (more recently) Liam Payne have become dads while Zayn Malik pounds the pavement with his own solo material.

Now Styles has released a mysterious television ad featuring instrumental music and a flashing release date: April 7. A source confirmed to Billboard that Harry's debut solo single will drop next Friday.

Styles has kept fans waiting, but the strategy will likely pay off. Here's what we know so far about the project: He's reportedly channeling Queen and David Bowie on his solo material. The former boybander has also spent time socializing with Kings of Leon and fended off offers from Jay Z. Mark Ronson praised Styles' approach to studio sessions and he's launched an acting career, which may or may not culminate in a Mick Jagger biopic.

So let's talk about the teaser: There's not much to glean from the clip except that Harry walks toward a bright, open door while some melancholy piano music plays. See if you can make sense of the imagery here.

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Sam Hunt Working On New Music But Has Bigger Priority

(Radio.com) Sam Hunt is working on a new album, but he's a got a bigger priority at the moment: getting married. "I am working on new music and new songs," Hunt told CMT's Hot 20 Countdown.

"I'll continue to do that throughout the spring and summer. But that will be priority number two behind planning a wedding and hanging with my fiancee, who will be my wife."

He also revealed that he may release his new material as he records it. "Instead of waiting to have a full record done to put out new music, I'd like to be able to put out new music as I continue to work on it as we go."Read more here.

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One Direction's Liam Payne Becomes A Proud Father

(Radio.com) Liam Payne is now a proud father. His first child, a boy, was born on March 22. The former One Direction member and his girlfriend, Cheryl, announced the birth on Sunday (March 26).

Former X Factor judge Cheryl announced the news via Instagram with a photo of Payne holding their baby. "On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream," she wrote.

"Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever."

Payne, meanwhile, wrote his own caption to the same photo, in which he admits that there are very few times that he is left speechless and seeing his son for the first time was one of those moments. Read his comments here.

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Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Share Ed Sheeran Cover

(Radio.com) Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are collaborating once again. This time, the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" artists shared a cute cover of Ed Sheeran's "Kiss Me" over social media.

In the black-and-white video, Mendes plays his acoustic guitar, harmonizing perfectly with Cabello. The romantic nature of the song may leave fans speculating yet again about a potential relationship blooming between Mendes and Cabello.

"Found this gem deep in the iPhone videos..lol," Mendes captioned the post. "I love the 'killed that' face we both make at the end @camila_cabello." Check outt he cover here.

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Nicki Minaj May Change New Video Following London Terror Attacks

(Radio.com) Last week's London terror attacks shook the globe, but the deadly strikes around British Parliament may have altered the fate of Nicki Minaj's forthcoming video for "No Frauds."

Minaj was photographed shooting the video on Westminster Bridge, where the vehicular attack took place days later. According to the U.K. tabloid, The Sun, Nicki and her team are rethinking the footage in light of recent events.

'When everybody involved in the project heard the news they were devastated and thought it would be in bad taste to feature it," a source told the paper. "The other London scenes will remain, but it's highly doubtful the bridge footage will make the cut."

The last-minute edit would remove scenes deemed "inappropriate" in the wake of the attacks. "No Frauds" is a collaboration with Drake and Lil Wayne, widely interpreted as a Remy Ma diss track. Remy's audacious "Sheether" put Nicki on blast in February. See some images from Nicki's bridge shoot here.

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Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman Talks New Music Ahead Of ACMs

(Radio.com) Little Big Town is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at this year's ACM Awards, and as always the competition is tough: they're up against Lady Antebellum, the Eli Young Band, Old Dominion and Rascal Flatts.

"That category is fierce," Karen Fairchild says. "But they're all our friends, and if we don't win, we'll still be cheering." And they're not spending too much time thinking about 2016; they've just released an excellent new album, The Breaker, which kicked off last year with the Taylor Swift-penned "Better Man."

A Swift-written song is a pretty big "get" for any band, but Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet told Radio.com that it happened organically. 'We've known Taylor for a long time, and she actually sent [the song in] an email to me, and I passed it to the rest of the band. And she was just like, 'I've thought about you guys singing this melody' let me know what you think.' And we fell in love with it."

The album has much to love beyond the first single. "We Went to the Beach" is ostensibly about the beach, a subject that country music is increasingly comfortable with, although it's not a party jam. Kimberly Schlapman says "I love, love, love that song and every time Phillip starts that first verse, I find myself in our old station wagon with the wood paneled sides driving down to Florida and I see so vividly the hotel room that we stayed in, and the bedspreads in the room. It brings tears to my eyes. The second verse is about friends and the third verse is about the person that you love." Read more here.

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Elton John's 70th Birthday Bash Included Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams and More

(Radio.com) Music legend Elton John sure knows how to throw a birthday bash. The just-turned 70-year-old celebrated his big day with famous friends Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Ryan Adams and more.

John's birthday party was held at Red Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday (March 25) and included performances by Gaga, Wonder, Adams and Rosanne Cash. While Gaga and Wonder teamed up for an energetic "Happy Birthday" duet, Gaga later performed "Born This Way" and "Bad Romance" on piano while Adams covered John's "Rocket Man."

Jon Hamm, James Corden, Heidi Klum and Neil Patrick Harris were also in attendance. Rob Lowe hosted the event, which also paid tribute to John's 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. The evening benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation and UCLA's Hammer Museum. Read more here.

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Royal Blood Share Tease For Sophomore Album

(Radio.com) Royal Blood's eponymous debut was released in August of 2014 and fans have been waiting patiently for new music ever since. That wait may be close to an end they have hinted.

Late last year, the band shared a video confirming they were back in the studio and on Monday (March 27) they shared another preview. The short clip features some heavy instrumental jamming from Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher.

At one point the duo drum together on separate kits. There's also a James Brown bobble head, always a good sign. Check out Royal Blood's teaser preview clip here.

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Chance The Rapper Tweets That He Is Looking For An Intern

(Radio.com) Are you a college student who loves hip hop? Chance the Rapper is looking for an intern. The Chicago MC took to Twitter on Monday (March 27th) afternoon to put out the call.

"I'm looking for an intern," Chance the Rapper revealed in the tweet, and added that he is looking for "someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals."

Chance hasn't provided any additional details as to what qualifications he's looking for, or if he's offering college credit, but that hasn't stopped folks from replying to his tweet with their resumes and of course funny memes (this is Twitter after all). Check out Chance's tweet here.

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Sia's 'Sesame Street' Appearance Goes Online

(Radio.com) Australian hitmaker Sia has blossomed into a pop superstar in her own right, but songwriting is still her first love. She took that message to Sesame Street to sing a song about, well, songs.

She joined Elmo and Cookie Monster (in signature black-and-white Sia wigs) to declare her passion for music. 'S is for songs, and I love songs," she sang. "Don't know what we'd do without them/I love songs so much I wanna sing a song about 'em,"

Sia then cataloged the types of songs she enjoys -- try matching these to her actual discography. "I wanna sing about high songs and low songs, fast songs and slow songs, jazzy songs and funky songs, get up and dance like a monkey songs!" she sang. "Songs that make you happy, songs that make you proud, songs that make you feel so good -- you just wanna shout it out loud!"

Was the "dance like a monkey" part a thinly veiled "Chandelier" reference? Watch the adorable PBS segment here.

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Wiz Khalifa Angers Colombians By Visiting Pablo Escobar's Grave

(Radio.com) Wiz Khalifa has angered Colombians by posting several photographs on Instagram of his visit to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's grave. On Sunday (March 26), the rapper uploaded the shots taken at the graveyard in the city of Medellin following his concert in the city on Friday.

Many Colombians are livid at Khalifa for posting the shots, since Escobar was well known for terrorizing Colombia in the '80s and '90s. He and his cartel reportedly killed close to 4,000 people including the bombing of a flight where all 107 on board died.

The BBC reports that Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez is appalled by the rapper's visit and said he should apologize for "advocating crime." "It shows that this guy has never had to suffer from the violence inflicted by these drug traffickers," Gutierrez said. Read more here.

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Luke Combs Announces Debut Album 'This One's For You'

(Radio.com) Luke Combs has announced that his debut full length album This One's For You will be released on June 2nd and the country star has revealed the tracklisting for the new studio effort.

"I couldn't be more proud of this album. These songs mean so much to me and all my friends who I wrote them with," said Combs. "From North Carolina to Nashville, this project has been such a long time in the making and I can't wait for the fans to hear it. I sincerely hope they enjoy the album because they are the reason I do what I do."

The "Hurricane" singer will hit the road in support of his new release, supporting Brantley Gilbert on his 8-month cross country Devil Don't Sleep Tour. Check out the full tracklisting for This One's For You here.

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