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Page Too Report for 02/01/2018

Luke Bryan Announces Stadium Tour With Sam Hunt

(Radio.com) Country music star Luke Bryan has revealed details for the "XL Stadium Sized" leg of his What Makes You Country tour which will feature some very special guests.

Bryan will bring the extravaganza to 13 stadiums across America this year, with special guest Sam Hunt. Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen, Carly Pearce and DJ Rock will also perform.

The stadium tour launches May 31 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, and runs through October 26 in Detroit. Bryan and company will hit some iconic spots along the way, including Chicago's Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Sales dates for tickets will be announced locally in the coming weeks. See the dates here.

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals 'Black Panther' Soundtrack Details

The details about the music and the album art for the upcoming Black Panther movie has been revealed ahead of the soundtracks digital release on February 9th.

Billed as "Music From And Inspired By Black Panther" the soundtrack album was curated by Kendrick Lamar, who appears on five of the 14 tracks. The physical CD release is set to hit stores on February 16th.

The soundtrack will also feature appearance from other stars if the hip-hip world including The Weeknd, 2Chainz, Vince Staples, Swae Lee, SZA, Schoolboy Q and more. See the track details here.

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Kanye West Clones Kim Kardashian For New Fashion Campaign

(Radio.com) Did you think one Kim Kardashian was enough? Too bad, says Kanye West. The rapper and fashion designer visited an army of "Kim clones" upon the world with the release of his new lookbook for Yeezy Season 6.

Among the Kim-itators (who don silver wigs and fatigue sportswear) are beauty experts, models, stylists and a virtually unrecognizable Paris Hilton. You may recall (or not!) that Kim got her reality television start by appearing on The Simple Life as Paris' relatively unknown friend and closet organizer. It's quite a reversal of fortune for the two ladies--each of whom made her own mark on celebrity culture.

For the collection campaign, each model wears an outfit that bears a striking resemblance to Mrs. Kardashian-West's streetwear style. Many are recreations of lookbook images Kim shared in December, according to Vogue. Read more and see photos of Paris (and company) stepping out in Kim Kardashian looks here.

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Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, The Killers Lead Panorama Lineup

(Radio.com) In the most unexpected and inspired festival booking of the year so far, Janet Jackson has been tapped to headline Panorama 2018. Jackson will be joined by fellow headliners The Killers and The Weeknd for the three-day NYC fest, slated for July 27-29.

Cardi B, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, SZA, Moodymann, Migos, the xx, Father John Misty, David Byrne, Japanese Breakfast and Gucci Mane are also set for the event on Randall's Island Park.

This year's festival will introduce new 2-day GA and VIP passes in addition to their 3-day and single day GA and VIP passes, all of which will be made available to purchase at limited-time pricing this Friday, February 2 at 10am ET on Panorama.NYC. This limited-time pricing will be available until Saturday, February 3 at 11:59pm ET. Regular pricing will begin Sunday, February 4 at 12:00am ET. See the full lineup here.

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Singled Out: 19th Moon' Don't Wait

19th Moon just released a brand new singled called 'Don't Wait' and to celebrate we asked her to share the story and inspiration behind the track. Here is the story:

"Don't Wait" is a liberating song. I had to write it to release it. Meaning, to
let go of the heaviness that was sitting in my heart space. I met this guy, when I say met, I don't mean dated. I was working as a Barista at a restaurant in DTLA he was there a lot and I would just observe him. He was perfect, kind, sweet and on top of it all gorgeous. There were times that I would just, by accident glance in his direction and we will smile, he will tell jokes but that was just him being friendly nothing more. He has a girlfriend and he is living a full life.

So I found myself thinking about him, quite a bit and I started asking myself questions. What happens, when your soulmate is taken, hitched, whatever etc. What happens. NOTHING. You have to do the hardest thing, SNAP out of it and MOVE on. You don't want to be that person. If you know what I mean.

So I sat down and wrote this song, first I started with the beat, then the harmony on guitar, laid that out, then I started adding colors, that moving pad sound, ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta, it's like the feeling I get when I go running in the mornings. It's a running sound, it helps me think and breathe things away.

Basically the song is saying, There are some things outside of our control. "Don't wait" go do you, go travel, live your dreams. Perhaps it is something, Perhaps it is nothing. We don't know but we cannot sit about and wonder. We must go live. Like the lyrics says "If it's meant to be, it will have to be but Don't Wait, Go out and Fly" Go do you.

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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Iconic Actress Helen Mirren Rap Battles James Corden

(Radio.com) Actress Helen Mirren may be a Dame, but the 72-year-old knows when it's time to get down and dirty. Mirren stopped by CBS' Late Late Show to verbally battle host James Corden, and it's safe to say things got grammatically intense.

James even joked that while she may be a master of her craft in Europe, Meryl Streep still rules all here in the States. The two Brits battled valiantly, but in the end, Dame Mirren was crowned Queen.

We think it's time this Emmy and Oscar-winning actress won a GRAMMY for her epic performance! Check it out here.

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Adele Expresses Her Love For Country Legend Dolly Parton

(Radio.com) It's no secret that Adele and Dolly Parton are members of a mutual admiration society. Adele is such a huge fan of the country superstar that she recently dressed up as Dolly and shared the amazing photo on social media.

Adele started with the outfit — an all-pink ensemble, complete with a boa that showcased her cleavage. Then, she completed the scene with a curly blonde wig, long red fingernails and an acoustic guitar.

"The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton!" she tweeted. "We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life. I'll always love you."

Adele's public adoration for Parton dates back to at least 2011, when Adele praised the country singer in her concert film Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. "I f—— love her," she gushed from the stage."

Parton's love for Adele is equally strong. In 2016, she sang about Adele on the Pure & Simple track "Head Over High Heels": "I painted my lips red – and my eyes like Adele." Read more here.

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Chris Stapleton Performs 'Drunkard's Prayer' to 'Colbert'

(Radio.com) Chris Stapleton's really good week continues, as the country star saddled up to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night (Jan. 30).

Stapleton performed "Drunkard's Prayer" during Colbert's special post-State of the Union live show. His appearance follows hot on the heels of the singer taking home 3 GRAMMYS.

He won the coveted Best Country Album award, at last weekend's awards show where he also teamed up with Emmylou Harris to perform during the "in memoriam" segment.

Watch Chris Stapleton's "Drunkard's Prayer" performance here.

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Calvin Harris Believes Beard Earned Grammy Nomination

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris went home empty-handed at this year's GRAMMY Awards despite his first nomination for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. The "We Found Love" hitmaker has a theory as to why he earned a nomination--though it wasn't enough to clinch a win.

His theory involves a beard. "Last year I grew a big ol beard in order to be taken seriously by the Grammys as a producer," he wrote on Twitter. "It worked to an extent – my Producer of the Year nomination came through and I was happy the beard was performing as well as I had hoped…"

He continued: "But unfortunately this weekend I learned that even a new beard has its limitations. On Sunday I lost out to the incredible Greg Kurstin. A big ol beard can only take you so far. An important lesson learned that i am happy to pass forward to all of you good people."

In conclusion, he shaved the beard off to start anew: "Now my beard is gone, the experiment completed and I can move forward with 2018! God bless and thank you for your support !!!"

Despite the GRAMMY upset, the last year hasn't been a complete wash for Calvin Harris: He released his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 which featured collaborations with Katy Perry, Pharrell, Ariana Grande, Future, Kehlani, Lil Yachty, Frank Ocean, Migos and more. See Calvin's beard tweet and Instagram posts here.

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Lorde Thanks Fans For Support In Newspaper Ad

(Radio.com) Lorde took out an ad in the New Zealand Herald to thank fans for their dedication and support. The singer was the only female with an Album of the Year nomination at the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards. Strangely, she was also the only nominee in that category who was not asked to perform.

'Last night I saw a lot of crazy & wonderful things," she wrote in the hand-written ad. 'I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for loving & embracing Melodrama the way you did. My nomination belongs to you. Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians. You set a beautiful precedent!"

Lorde also scribbled "Kung Fu Kenny" (Kendrick Lamar), "SZA", and wrote "Chelsea Jade Rules. And, she made other interesting notes, including, 'JAY-Z's hands are really soft" and 'met Stevie Nicks + almost cried." The managing editor of the New Zealand Herald shared the tweet, see it here.

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Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert Sing TLC's 'No Scrubs'

(Radio.com) When you're really feeling a song, sometimes you just gotta let it out. Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert had just such a moment recently with TLC's 1999 pop hit, "No Scrubs."

Morris shared a video of the candid backstage footage, in which she sings along to the song with a squad of celebrity stylists. Morris uses a makeup brush as a microphone, while Lambert opts for an opened champagne bottle.

"GLAM JAM DOUBLE TROUBLE," Morris captioned the post on Instagram. Watch an online stream of the video here.

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Dog's Reaction To Lady Gaga's Grammys Performance Goes Viral

(Radio.com) It's safe to say that this good dog is Lady Gaga's furriest fan yet. "Alyson" shared a video on Twitter of her pup utterly transfixed by Gaga's performance of "Million Reasons" at this year's GRAMMY awards ceremony last weekend.

The dog is so moved that he moves from a comfy perch to nosing right against the television throughout the song. The video even got a reaction from Lady Gaga herself, who shared the video to her more than 76 million followers.

"What an (angel)," Gaga shared, adding the angel and puppy emojis. "He just gave me a million reasons to love him!" See Gaga's tweet here.

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Cardi B Reveals Clip Of New Amazon Super Bowl Ad

(Radio.com) Cardi B fans got an early taste of what to expect from the music star's appearance in an upcoming commercial that will be airing during Super Bowl LII.

Super Bowl viewers are in for yet another treat during the broadcast. Cardi B gave a sneak peek to fans on her socials of a new Amazon ad that will play during the big event.

The MC is shown opening up a brown box with excitement, to find a headset. The full ad will run Sunday, Feb. 4. She writes, 'Washpoppin this weekend @Amazon #ad." Watch the teaser here.

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Pink Not Happy With 'Step Up' Comment From Recording Academy CEO

(Radio.com) At Sunday night's GRAMMY Awards, Alessia Cara was the sole woman to win a general (non-genre) category -- Best New Artist. Ed Sheeran defeated four women to win Best Pop Solo Performance, while the night's most nominated woman SZA went home empty-handed.

In reaction, some have argued that the Recording Academy should take steps to recognize female artists with trophies, not just nominations. As the debate began, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow told Variety that to achieve parity on Grammy night, more women need to "step up" as musicians, engineers, producers and executives. His comments were met with swift condemnation from artists, including Charlie XCX, Sheryl Crow and Pink.

"Women in music don't need to 'step up,'" Pink wrote on Twitter. "Women have been stepping up since the beginning of time. Stepping up, and also stepping aside … When we celebrate and honor the talent and accomplishments of women, and how much women step up every year, against all odds, we show the next generation of women and girls and boys and men what it means to be equal."

In light of the controversy, Portnow expressed regret and clarified his comments about gender equity in the music industry. Read it here.

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