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Page Too Report for 09/08/2017


George Michael's First Posthumous Single 'Fantasy' Released

(Radio.com) George Michael's posthumous track "Fantasy," which features Nile Rodgers was released on Thursday. It's the first new music since the singer's death on Christmas Day 2016.

The song was originally recorded in the late '80s for Michael's second album, according to NME. The track will appear on the box set Listen Without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged, which will be released October 20.

There are reports that Michael left behind three unreleased albums, which could mean we'll be hearing much more from the late singer in the near future. Listen to "Fantasy" here.

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Kelly Clarkson Releases Two New Songs 'Love So Soft' and 'Move You'

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson has debuted two new songs, "Love So Soft" and "Move You" from her upcoming album Meaning of Life, which comes out October 27. The former is accompanied by an effect-filled music video.

"Love So Soft" is an uptempo pop song driven by an insistent beat and a simple bass line that perfectly compliment Clarkson's commanding voice. The clip depicts Clarkson in a variety of settings and outfits, as cameras whoosh above and around her. From frame to frame she's in a car, on a snow-filled field, in a choir, inside an exploding home, and as part of a spinning collection of heads morphed together.

"Move You" is softer and more sensuous, fueled by a slow rhythm, acoustic guitar, strings, hand claps and gospel backup vocals. "Like a montage in a movie right before the hero dies/ like the first time that you listened to your favorite single like/ like an echo in a canyon, like tears where you're not sad/ like a sunrise on a mountain, I wanna move you like that," she sings. Check out the new tracks here.

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Sam Smith Releases New Single 'Too Good at Goodbyes'

(Radio.com) After a week of dropping hints, Sam Smith's brand new single "Too Good At Goodbyes" has arrived. The song marks the first new music from his upcoming album, the follow-up to his 2014 debut, In The Lonely Hour.

As fans know, Smith's love life has been a rough road since he became a star. It's that same drama and emotion that fuels the singer's new track. He revealed the personal story that inspired him to write "Too Good At Goodbyes" during an exclusive interview with Nina Hajin for Radio.com.

"I was in a relationship, a very short and brief one," Smith explained. "I basically got dumped a few times and I kept going back. It was a very tumultuous relationship. Every time I would hit a wall, I just got better and better at saying goodbye, so when it did finally come to an end, I was ready and prepped. I felt like a master of heartbreak at that time, but I still don't know what I'm doing."

Smith went on to detail how he goes about recovering from heartbreak. "The first thing you do is you drink and go out with your friends and actually try to forget about him and then you sit with yourself and grieve," he explained. "I think it's so important to sit with yourself and think about what that relationship was, the positives and negatives and sit and live with it for a minute." Listen to the song here.

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Justin Bieber and Drake Added to Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

(Radio.com) Superstars Justin Bieber and Drake have been added to next week's star-studded telethon that is being broadcast across major TV networks for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The pair join a stacked lineup that includes Beyonce, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, among many others.

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief is set for Tuesday, Sept. 12. The show will broadcast on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CMT from Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. Read more here.

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Zayn Malik Releases 'Dusk Till Dawn' Video

(Radio.com) former One Direction singer Zayn Malik has released a brand new music video for his latest single "Dusk Till Dawn," which features a guest appearance from Sia.

The lush, sultry track is accompanied by a cinematic music video that centers around a mysterious suitcase. The clip co-stars actress Jemima Kirke, best known for her role as Jessa Johansson on the HBO series Girls.

The new visual was directed by Marc Webb, whose credits include the features films (500) Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man. Watch the video here.

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Lady Gaga's 'Five Foot Two' Documentary Preview Released

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two promises to be more than the kind of glossy, big-screen tour movie that artists like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have released in recent years. Judging from a new teaser, it looks like a rollicking cinema verite peek behind the scenes of her chaotic, one-of-a-kind life. The documentary screens at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow and debuts on Netflix September 22.

In the trailer, Gaga can be seen preparing for some major professional milestones, namely her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance and the release of Joanne. Along the way, she's filmed exiting buildings into hordes of fans and getting new tattoos. She hobnobs with Donatella Versace and Florence Welch, films the music video for "Perfect Illusion" and scolds the cameraman for capturing unguarded moments.

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Chris Moukarbel, Gaga's reps say Five Foot Two offers "a vulnerable look of her life during one of the most pivotal periods in her career yet." Watch the trailer for Five Foot Two, which contains explicit language, here.

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Miguel Releases New Single 'Shockandawe'

(Radio.com) It's been two years since Miguel released his third studio album Wildheart and the acclaimed R&B singer has begun unveiling new material this summer.

Two weeks ago he released "Sky Walker" featuring Travis Scott, as well as an accompanying video. Now fans can hear "Shockandawe," a punchy guitar-driven track that delivers on the promised "shock" and "awe."

Miguel wrote and produced "Shockandawe" with frequent collaborators Pop & Oak, reports Spin. Details are scarce on the GRAMMY-winner's fourth studio album, but Miguel is clearly kicking off a new chapter in his discography with a spate of new songs. Earlier this summer, the singer confirmed he has multiple projects in progress.

'Right now, [I'm] just wrapping up a project," Miguel told Snoop Dogg on his GGN show. "I feel like I've been creating three projects simultaneously. So the one that's the most complete is kind of what I'm wrapping up now." Listen to "Shockandawe" here.

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Kenny Chesney Asks No Shoes Nation to Pray for Hurricane Irma Victims

(Radio.com) Kenny Chesney is asking his fans to pray for everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma, which has already claimed nine lives and left hundreds of thousands without power.

On Wednesday night (September 6th), the category 5 hurricane devastated Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands with rain and 180 mph winds.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda says Barbuda has been left barely inhabitable, with 95 percent its buildings damaged, according to CNN. Browne says that the cost of rebuilding could be around $100 million.

Chesney, who has a home on St. John in the Virgin Islands and is known for his island lifestyle, posted a photo of some of the hurricane's Caribbean damage. Read more here.

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Thomas Rhett Releases New Song 'Sweetheart'

(Radio.com) With Thomas Rhett's hotly anticipated new album, Life Changes, set to debut today (Sept. 8), the singer has shared another song from the set to get fans even more excited.

"Sweetheart" is a warm throwback to the 1950s, a perfect prom night slow dance soundtrack. "I really wanted to write a simple love song," Rhett said to Billboard about the new tune.

"A lot of times as songwriters, we try to over analyze every lyric, but what the '50s did so well — when you listen to Sinatra songs, why do we like them so much? It's because it's just easy to digest and it makes you feel amazing. We wanted to write a song like that, so that's where 'Sweetheart' was born."

Rhett also revealed that the tune has one very special fan. "It's my wife's favorite song on the record, so that's one of the reasons we put it on this record," he shared. "That, and I just love the way it makes me feel." Listen here.

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Taylor Swift Kicks Andy Samberg Through a Wall

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift: she's just like us. She procrastinates with her cat and eats food off of her shirt. Then she kicks Andy Samberg through a wall before recording a massive hit song, so yeah, Taylor Swift is really nothing like us at all.

It's all part of a funny new AT&T ad campaign that follows Swift through a "typical" day in her life that gets more and more absurd as the commercial progresses.

The spot is to promote "Taylor Swift NOW," which is described as "the ultimate Video On Demand experience for every Taylor Swift fan. Get an inside look at Taylor's life and unique content spanning her entire career. Each chapter is packed with never seen original videos and commentary from Taylor herself, as well as concerts, special events and behind-the-scenes footage."

In addition to the promo clip, Swift and AT&T have shared a behind the scenes video that's also pretty funny. Check out both here.

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Chance the Rapper Launching Award Show for Teachers

(Radio.com) In his ongoing efforts to support all things well and good, Chance the Rapper has announced his plans to launch a special awards show for teachers.

According to Huffington Post, the rapper has set the inaugural Twilight Awards for June 2018 in Chicago. Hosted by James Cordon, the show will champion 'teachers, parents, principals and students that convey leadership."

Chance made the announcement during an inspiring summit speech for his charity SocialWorks, where he pledged to make a $2.2 million donation to 20 Chicago schools. Read more here.

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Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt to Headline Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Playa'

(Radio.com) Country music fans have two more good reasons to head south early next year. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt are set to headline the fourth annual Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa event.

Hunt and Shelton will each headline one of the nightly concerts set for the the all-inclusive concert vacation happening January 17-20, 2018 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

"Blake and Sam are two of the hottest artists in country music and I couldn't be any more pumped that they have agreed to come join me this year," Bryan said in a press statement. "I swear this event just gets better and better each year!" Read more here.

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Jay-Z's Mother's Coming Out Inspired 'Smile'

(Radio.com) Jay-Z's mom, Gloria Carter, shared that coming out as a lesbian inspired the song 'Smile" from the rapper's newly released 4:44. "Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she's a thespian," JAY-Z raps in the track.

'I just finally started telling [Jay] who I was," Carter said in D'USSE Friday podcast. "Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live. So my son started actually tearing. 'Cause he's like, 'That had to be a horrible life, Ma'. I was like, 'My life was never horrible. It was just different.' So that made him want to do a song about it."

A poem that Carter wrote and recited to Jay while he was on an airplane made it into the song, since he recorded the call: 'I was never ashamed of me," she said. 'In my family, it was something that was never discussed'I'm tired of all the mystery. I'm gonna give it to 'em. I don't have to worry about anybody wondering if I'm in the life or not, I'm gonna tell them. So now that I told you, what do you have to talk about? So now maybe you can focus on the phenomenal things I do, so focus on that'Now it's time for me to be free." Read more here.

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Liam Payne And James Corden Hold 'Solo vs. Group' Sing-Off

(Radio.com) There's a long and storied legacy of boy-banders who spun off to successful solo careers: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin…the list goes on.

At this point, all five former members of One Direction have tried their hand at solo stardom. Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" is the latest of these efforts and he stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the single.

Payne and Corden got into a sing-off debating the merits of hits by groups versus solo artists' songs. Naturally, Liam came down on the side of solo stardom while Corden stuck up for the group songs. James performed a rendition of "Tearin' Up My Heart" by NSYNC, which Payne countered with George Michael's "Faith." Corden returned the serve with Hanson's "MMMBop" and Payne responded with his own take on "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran.

Later in the show, Liam performed "Strip that Down" before the live studio audience and discussed his baby, Bear, with girlfriend Cheryl. Watch Liam and Corden square off and Liam's performance of "Strip That Down" here.

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Sinead O'Connor Opens Up About Child Abuse On 'Dr. Phil'

(Radio.com) Sinead O'Conner will open up to Dr. Phil about her traumatic childhood abuse on the season premiere of his show next week (Sept. 12). The singer will speak candidly about her mother, who she says ritually abused her as a child.

"Every day of our lives, she ran a torture chamber," O'Connor reveals. "She was a person who would delight and smile in torturing you." When Dr. Phil asks what she loves about her mother, the singer immediately responds, "What I love about my mother is that she's dead."

The show will also feature O'Connor performing a capella, including a rendition of the song that made her famous, Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U." Watch a preview of the Dr. Phil episode here.

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