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Page Too Report for 09/29/2017


Man Arrested For Suspected Involvement in Young Dolph Shooting

(Radio.com) Police have arrested a 43-year-old man in connection with the shooting of Memphis rapper Young Dolph. On Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 26), Dolph was shot multiple times outside the Lowes Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Corey McClendon, 43, was arrested yesterday (Sept. 27) on suspicion of attempted murder following the altercation, which involved three men. Police are still looking for two other suspects, reports Billboard.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a local television station that the rapper was "targeted because of who he is and some kind of beef that's ongoing." He added that he thinks the attack that left Dolph critically wounded was due to a previous altercation that "he brought with him from across the United States." Read more here.

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Demi Lovato Teases Two More New Tracks

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato's sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me, dropped today (Sept. 29) and the singer previewed two more new songs on Thursday ahead of the album's release.

The singer has just released 30-second clips of "Daddy Issues" and "Lonely." While "Daddy Issues" embraces electronic beats and Lovato's soaring vocals, "Lonely" takes a step back from production-heavy accompaniment and showcases a distinct R&B feel.

"Lucky for you I got all these daddy issues, what can I do?/ I'm going crazy when I'm with you, forgetting all the therapy that I've been through," she belts on "Daddy Issues." Listen to the preview of both tracks, which contain explicit language, here.

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Miranda Lambert Announces Livin' Like Hippies Tour

(Radio.com) Country music star Miranda Lambert has announced that she will be hitting the road early next year for a brand new North American head tour and has reveal many of the dates for the trek.

The Livin' Like Hippies Tour is set to kick off on January 18 in Greenville, South Carolina and will be running through March 24 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Jon Pardi will open the entire 23-city tour and Brent Cobb, Turnpike Troubadours, Lucie Silvas, The Steel Woods, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley McBryde and Charlie Worsham will perform on select dates. here.

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Harry Styles Shares Cover Of Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush'

(Radio.com) Harry Styles performed Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" live in concert this week, and the former One Directioner isn't finished putting his own spin on the country song.

Styles recorded an acoustic version of the track for Spotify, along with a new version of his own song "Two Ghosts." Harry has already gotten the Nashville seal of approval. After Styles debuted the live version of "Girl Crush" Little Big Town tweeted, "Wish we could have seen this in person. So cool to hear your cover, [Harry]!"

Styles' tour kicked off last week and he's cross-pollinating his pop background (and rock influences) with the country world: Kacey Musgraves will join him as an opener on his second North American leg in 2018. Check out "Girl Crush" and "Two Ghosts" here.

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Lorde Does Cover Of Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight'

(Radio.com) Lorde stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Thursday to perform some material from her 2017 album Melodrama. The singer played the lead single "Green Light" and, for good measure, debuted a live cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight."

Lorde has discussed her affection for Phil Collins in the past: During an interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Lorde said, "My favorite pop males are the guys that sound like a combination of your boyfriend and your dad. That's Phil."

During that appearance, she sang sections of his song "Take Me Home," so her admiration for Collins runs deep. Watch previews of Lorde tackling the Phil Collins classic and her own "Green Light" here.

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Pink Releases New Song 'Beautiful Trauma'

(Radio.com) Pink's seventh studio Beautiful Trauma drops October 13 and the singer has already lit up the charts with its lead single, "What About Us." Now she's unveiled the album's spirited title track, "Beautiful Trauma," which was co-written and produced by Bleachers' Jack Antonoff.

P!nk explained the song's background in two tweets last night. "Tomorrow I'm releasing the title track to BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA," she wrote. "I wrote the song with a very awesome person @jackantonoff and named the album after it (because) life is fing traumatic. But it's also incredibly beautiful, too. There's a lot of beauty still and beautiful souls. Enjoy."

"Beautiful Trauma" opens with P!nk's breathy vocals over a tinkling piano line. When the beat drops, the singer switches to her signature bluesy pop-rock bravura, singing about her personal rock bottom and overcoming emotional baggage. The confessional lyrics explore how personal trauma can cause problems in relationships. Like "What About Us," it's another catchy, powerful slam dunk from P!nk.

"We were on fire/I slashed your tires," she sings. "It's like we burned so bright we burnt out/I made you chase me, I wasn't that friendly/My love, my drug, we're fed up." Listen to the song here.

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Lady Antebellum Premiere 'Heart Break' Video And Aid Hurricane Relief

(Radio.com) Lady Antebellum released a new music video for "Heart Break," on Thursday (Sept. 28). The visual for the title cut from the group's most recent record was shot in Puerto Rico before this fall's terrible hurricanes.

In the wake of tragedy, Lady Antebellum will make a $200,000 from LadyAID to hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares and United for Puerto Rico.

"We got to meet so many locals and enjoy just everything that Puerto Rico has to offer and so to see all the devastation we are just completely heartbroken," said Hillary Scott in a prepared statement. "We want to do everything we can to support this incredible place and these incredible people. We just hope and pray for their safety and that rebuilding happens quickly. We encourage everyone to give whatever they can to help."

"We have always loved traveling to the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico was one of those places we've always wanted to go and couldn't have been a better location for this video," added Charles Kelley. "I think one of the coolest things was all of the dancing extras were just people off the street that our director found. They already just exuded that vibrant energy that's such a part of the people and culture in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as a whole."

"We save a portion of every ticket out there on the road to go towards LadyAID," noted Dave Haywood. "After spending time in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people, and that country it was just a beautiful beautiful place. Our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from all of these hurricanes. So, for us a band, we're now personally connected to helping support those affected by the hurricanes." Watch the video and find out how you can help here.

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Kelsea Ballerini Debuts New Song 'Unapologetically' on 'Ellen'

(Radio.com) Country star Kellsea Ballerini is in love and makes no apologies for her feelings. That's the message in Ballerini's new song, "Unapologetically," the title track for her new album that's set to debut on Nov. 3.

The melodic and poppy new single follows hot on the heels of "High School," another track that has been taken from the forthcoming full-length studio effort.

On the same day that Ballerini released the "Unapologetically" single, she debuted the tune live with a colorful balloon-filled performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check out the studio version and live performance here.

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Young Thug Releases 'Relationship' Video Featuring Future

(Radio.com) The premise of Young Thug and Future's "Relationship" is fairly straightforward: You can play the field and maintain one-on-one connections with all the ladies in your orbit. Or as they put it in the chorus, "I'm in a relationship with all my b, yeah."

In a new video for the song, Young Thug and Future test their hypothesis on a yacht in a series of Girls Gone Wild-style party scenarios. The party gets out of hand and ultimately the luxury vacation goes full-tilt Caligula.

Women romp on beds, make out with one another and as day turns to night, the rappers turn to a night-vision camera. It's certainly one interpretation of "having it all."

"Relationship" is the sixth track on Young Thug's Thugger Girls mixtape and was produced by Billboard Hitmakers and BLSSD. Watch the video here: Watch the video, which contains explicit lyrics, here.

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Beyonce Reaches Out To Lady Gaga With Care Package

(Radio.com) Beyonce has shown love and support to Lady Gaga with a sweet care package. The warm gesture between the pop mega-stars came in light of Gaga revealing that she's dealing with the chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia, causing her to postpone her European tour.

Beyonce sent Gaga a sweatshirt from her Ivy Park clothing line, as well as a bouquet of flowers, which Gaga shared on social media. "Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt," Gaga posted on Instagram alongside a selfie wearing the Ivy Park top. "Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love ️."

Gaga followed with another post showing a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Beyonce, explaining how Bey inspired her early in her career. "This was so kind. If I hadn't seen your videos on TV at grandmas house after I got dropped from def jam records, I would have given up," Gaga shared on the post. "You inspire us all. The dream you embody kept me going." See the Instagram posts here.

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Cardi B Tells Her Side Of Alleged NYPD Chokehold Incident

(Radio.com) Cardi B has no time for the NYPD. After recently tweeting, then deleting, that a New York City police officer placed in her in a chokehold during a traffic altercation, the chart-topping rapper has detailed the incident during a radio interview.

Cardi B explained that it all started with a case of road rage during a traffic jam that escalated to the point that she got out of her car to confront the other driver, who also got out of his car.

She admits to hitting the other car's window and throwing a bottle of water at the driver when her cousin (a passenger in Cardi B's car) got out to confront other driver.

"Out of nowhere a (police officer) put me in a chokehold with my hand on my back like a chicken wing," she said (via XXL). "And I couldn't breathe, and I couldn't believe it because' there's two men that are about to square up, but you're so p- you won't even hold back the men, you're gonna put the female in a chokehold."

The rapper went on to explain why she decided to delete the tweets and not discuss the incident with the cops. "What bothers me the most is, yes, the police had been calling me, NYPD had been calling me, they want me to talk about it," she said. "They had went to my family house--and I don't really wanna make a statement 'cause I ain't never talk to no (police) before, and even if I did talk, are they gonna even do anything about it? Most likely not, so why would I waste my time?" Read more here.

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Drake Shares Happy Birthday Message To Lil Wayne

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne turned 35 on Wedneday, and his friend Drake didn't forget to mark the occasion. Drake send Wayne a heartfelt birthday message on Instagram to honor his label head's thirty-fifth trip around the sun.

"Happy Birthday bossssssy! Thank you for the endless tools and the inspiration!" Drake wrote. "I would have been lost at how to maneuver this game without watching you do it first.

"I remember when they told you that it was impossible to build a skate ramp on your roofand then I came back and you were skating on your roof. Please never change. Love for life." See the post here.

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Tinashe Shares 'Thursday Night Football' Theme 'Light Up the Night'

(Radio.com) If you noticed a new song during this week's edition of Thursday Night Football, here's what we know about it. The song is called "Light Up the Night," and it's by pop singer Tinashe. It's not a single, as she explained to an excited fan on Twitter, adding that she has more new music coming "soon."

Tinashe's "Light Up the Night" makes its official debut during tonight's (Sept. 28) Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears at Wisconsin's Lambeau Field on CBS.

The network tweeted "Thursdays just got better on CBS. TNF is back with @ChicagoBears vs. @packers. Let's get it started, @Tinashe. https://t.co/cnf0JHxJKa (@NFLonCBS) September 28, 2017" Check out a preview of the new track here.

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Shania Twain Talks Comeback Album 'Now'

(Radio.com) By It has been a long 15 years since Shania Twain released her last album and today, September 29, she returns with her boldest album to date with Now. The 16-track project was solely written by Twain as well as co-produced by the singer alongside Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones). It marks the first time since her sophomore album in 1995 that she hasn't collaborated with her ex-husband, Mutt Lange, whom she divorced in 2010.

'I had to go through a lot in life to get to where I am," Twain admits. 'I can actually say that I'm home. Optimism is what you hear."Twain spent much of 2015 and 2016 writing her fifth full-length album and describes the project as "an organic thread" with "a bit of a retro sound."

'I'm a songwriter first," she explains. 'That absolutely drives everything. It was a big step toward independence. I pushed myself, knowing it was going to scare me and knowing that I, alone, was responsible for however it turned out. I love collaborating, but I didn't want any emotional, psychological, or musical influence. The minute you invite somebody into that space, you're influenced. And then it wouldn't be me. It wouldn't be pure. This may be the purest work I ever do."

Throughout the release, Twain reveals the ups and downs of her divorce. On the lead single, 'Life's About to Get Good," she sings, 'I wasn't just broken; I was shattered," before adding, 'I'm ready to be loved, and loved the way I should, life's about to get good."

"The song started out being about letdown and disappointment," she admits. 'When I was writing it, I was at home looking out at the ocean, and I said to myself, 'Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it's so beautiful out. I'm not in the mood to write a feeling-sorry- for-myself song.' Because with all that st comes all the great things, too. That's what the song ended up being about. You can't have the good without the bad." Read more here.

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Miley Cyrus Goes Back to Basics On 'Younger Now'

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus turns 25 in November and in her quarter-century of life, the singer has aced more iterations and reinventions than most artists do in a lifetime. We remember Hannah Montana, The Last Song, the exuberant "Party in the U.S.A.," hosting the VMAs, riding a "Wrecking Ball," the psychedelic Dead Petz era--each new Miley more daring and discussion-provoking than the last.

On Younger Now, her upcoming sixth studio album, Miley makes a hard pivot from shock and awe into something much more radical (for her): Bittersweet vibes, folksy melodies and evocative arrangements. Cyrus is credited as a writer on all 11 tracks and the lead single "Malibu" introduced fans to her breezy new aesthetic.

'I just want people to see that this is who I am right now," she told the Harper's Bazaar in July. "I'm not saying I've never been myself ' Who I was on the last record was really who I am. It's just 'myself' has been a lot of different people because I change a lot."

An element of Miley's evolution is reconnecting with her country music roots. Despite her born-and-bred Nashville bona fides, Cyrus told Billboard that she's never felt quite at home on the country circuit, despite her Johnny Cash tattoo and the fact that Dolly Parton is her godmother.

Parton appears on Younger Now's third track "Rainbowland," and "Inspired," one of the album's promotional singles, deploys a mournful country fiddle. Those whispers of Nashville fit surprisingly well into Miley's relaxed, Southern California aesthetic on "Malibu" and the title track "Younger Now." There's a fixed twang in her voice that--even on Bangerz' hip-hop and EDM-inspired cuts--has never quite abandoned her. Read more here.

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