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Taylor Swift Adds New Dates To Her Reputation Tour

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has just added seven dates to her long-awaited Reputation Tour. The newly announces shows are all second nights at previously announced venues.

The country turned pop singer added second shows to Santa Clara, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Foxboro, Minneapolis and Dallas to the schedule.

Tickets will go on sale Jan. 31. As usual, fans will be able to purchase tickets in advance through Taylor Swift Presale, the Ticketmaster Verified Fan platform. Fan registration runs from 10 a.m. ET on Friday (Jan. 5) until 10 a.m. ET on Jan. 18. See the dates here.

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Justin Timberlake Announces 'Filthy' New Song

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake is famous for bringing sexy back. Now the pop star is ready to get filthy. "Filthy" is the title of Timberlake's first single from his anticipated new album, Man of the Woods. The new song is due to debut with a music video this Friday, Jan. 5.

"This is a song called 'Filthy,' by Justin Timberlake," he revealed on Twitter. "This song should be played very loud." "Filthy" was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson.

The music video for "Filthy" was directed by award-winning director Mark Romanek. According to a press release, the "dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world." Read more here.

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Bruno Mars Releases 'Finesse' Remix Featuring Cardi B

(Radio.com) From 'Bodak' to throwback! Bruno Mars has just dropped a remix of his 24k Magic banger, "Finesse," with the voice behind the summer's hottest jam, "Bodak Yellow" rapper Cardi B.

Ever since the summer, Mars has been talking about how much he had been feelin' Big Bronx Boogie's sound. Well, it turns out the two have managed to get together and are ready to drop some throwback-feelin'-fire on fans.

At midnight, Burno dropped the "Finesse" remix; he made the announcement earlier on Twitter, and even included some 90s-vibe artwork for the single. Read more here.

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Sugarland Announce North American 'Still the Same' Comeback Tour

(Radio.com) Sugarland is back and ready to hit the road. The reunited country duo of Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles have revealed that they'll be taking their show to 48 cities on the band's upcoming North American tour.

"And now for the moment we've certainly been waiting for' we are headed to a city near you this summer!!!." Sugarland shared on Twitter, adding that ticket pre-sales kick off on Jan. 9.

While fans await exact tour dates and venues, see the list of cities across North American that Sugarland is set to visit in 2018 as they make their full return to music here.

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Singled Out: ellee ven's The L Word

Self-Proclaimed Groovalutionary ellee ven releases new single "The L Word" Produced by and Featuring L.A. rapper, Prodeje. To celebrate we asked both of them to tell us about the new track. Here is the story:

Prodeje: "My Motivation for The L Word Concept was pretty simple. LOVE, Fun, Positive Energy ,Good Vibes and Togetherness in no particular order. I wanted to do something more Universal. In my opinion Nothing captures that energy better than The L Word. After all LOVE makes Happiness."

ellee ven: "Well, I'm a huge Prodeje fan and when he delivered this beat and asked me to sing on it, I just loved the open and simple energy of love as the bottom line and of course I was drawn to the head nodding. I couldn't have said no even if I wanted to! Prodéje played an important role in the early- to late-'90s development of West Coast gangsta rap. In addition to rapping, Prodéje also handles a sizable amount of the production for his recording."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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DJ Khaled Becomes Weight Watchers Social Media Ambassador

(Radio.com) Roll over Jenny Craig and tell Nutrisystem the news. DJ Khaled has signed on with Weight Watchers as their new social media ambassador and he's putting his mouth where his money is.

"I already got rid of 20 pounds and ready for more," DJ Khaled wrote on the social media site Instagram. "Ride with me on my journey to greatness. Bless up Weight Watchers!!!"

The post included a video in which Khaled is sitting at the table eating and talking to his fiancee Nicole Tuck off camera, and of course, his son Asahd makes a cameo as well.

Taking his role as social media ambassador seriously, Khaled posted three other Instagram messages. He also tweeted about his new role and wrote on Snapchat. See the posts here.

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Cardi B And Migos' Offset Get Engaged In Onstage Proposal 2017 In Review

Cardi B And Migos' Offset Get Engaged In Onstage Proposal was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Hot on the heels of her epic Migos-Nicki Minaj collaboration "Motor Sport," Cardi B got engaged to Offset from the rap group Migos during a Friday night concert. The pair have been dating since early this year and sealed the deal with an onstage proposal.

"Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me," Cardi wrote on Instagram afterward. "For giving me advice molding me and loving me. Your such an amazing man to me your family, friends, kids and you are extremely talented. I can't wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Let's make a lot shmoney and love together."

Cardi recently hinted that marriage and family were in her future. "I need to make money for my family and my future family," she told Rolling Stone. "I think 25 years from now. I think about my future kids, future husband, future house." Read more here.

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Harry Styles Slips On Tossed Kiwi During 'Kiwi' Song Performance 2017 In Review

Harry Styles Slips On Tossed Kiwi During 'Kiwi' Song Performance was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) In an act of audience participation, fans in England have been tossing kiwis onstage at Harry Styles shows when the former One Directioner he performs the song "Kiwi." On Monday (Oct. 30), Styles slipped on one of the round green fruits during a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo and nearly fell.

"Quick thing," he said after recovering his balance and composure. "As some of you may have seen, I may have slipped over on… There was an actual kiwi onstage and that was the culprit. There was a green - green, seedy mush on the floor. Oh, there's another one. This could end up being a problem."

Styles then restarted the song "Kiwi" without incident. The singer booked two dates at the venue as part of his UK tour for his eponymous debut solo album. Check out the fan-shot photo and videos here.

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Fetty Wap Arrested for Drag Racing And DWI 2017 In Review

Fetty Wap Arrested for Drag Racing And DWI was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested for drag racing and driving while intoxicated. The artist (real name Willie Maxwell) was spotted driving a black 2012 Mercedes CLS AMG on the Gowanus Expressway early Friday morning (Nov. 3), according to a police report.

Investigators determined that Wap was racing another vehicle. The rapper was pulled over and gave police a suspended New Jersey license. When the officer suspected Wap might be intoxicated, he administered a field sobriety test, which returned a .09 reading. Police in New York will charge drivers with a DUI if they register .08 or above, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Wap failed a second sobriety test at the police station. He was charged with reckless endangerment, illegal speed contest, operating a motor vehicle with .08, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle license violation. unsafe lane change, following too close, illegal signal, driving while alcohol impaired, and four counts of a speed violation. Read more here.

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A$AP Rocky Breaks Up Fight And Brokers A Hug At Show 2017 In Review

A$AP Rocky Breaks Up Fight And Brokers A Hug At Show was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) A$AP Rocky proved himself a master of diplomacy at his show last week (Nov. 2). Two people began to brawl during his concert and Rocky invited them onstage to work things out. When Rocky asked the men for their names and ages, one said he was 21 and the other 17.

"He's seventeen, so you not supposed to be fighting him anyways," Rocky said to the older man. "At a A$AP show, y'all are considered family, you feel me?" he added. "You supposed to come here to get out your anger in life, bro. You paid money to celebrate us and celebrate yourself. This is culture, you know what I'm saying? This is not just music. I want you to know I love you."

Then the rapper invited the young men to embrace, and they obliged. Rocky proved that no problem or disagreement can't be resolved with a hug. Watch the video, which contains some explicit language, here.

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Meek Mill Sentenced To Up To 4 Years Prison 2017 In Review

Meek Mill Sentenced To Up To 4 Years Prison was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Meek Mill will be returning to jail after he was reportedly found to have violated his parole, according to a report from CBS Philadelphia.

They report that Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years in state prison. Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, has a history of multiple arrests and parole violations.

The rapper has yet to comment publicly on this development. CBS tweeted "BREAKING: Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 - 4 years in state prison for probation violations." Read more here.

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Louis Tomlinson Challenges Niall Horan To Rap Battle 2017 In Review

Louis Tomlinson Challenges Niall Horan To Rap Battle was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Louis Tomlinson has challenged his former One Direction band made to a rap battle. The trouble began this weekend when Tomlinson tweeted "I like these little Irish lads but enough with the rapping."

Horan, the lone Irishman in One Direction, took the tweet as a personal affront (though it's unclear what the initial tweet was referencing). He responded in jest with a plug for his own rapping abilities.

"Stop talking about me like that, I'll rap if I want. You know I can spit bars," Horan wrote. That set off series of humorous tweets, with Tomlinson suggesting they settle things once and for all.

"Lad you're forgetting I taught you everything you know #raplife #donnysoldier," Tomlinson replied. "True dat !! Forgot the Yorkshire lads are known for rap as well hahaha," Horan responded.

Then Tomlinson threw down a challenge: "maybe we should settle this … 64 bars ?" Check out the fun exchange here.

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Sia Shares Naked Photo To Foil Plot To Sell Image To Fans 2017 In Review

Sia Shares Naked Photo To Foil Plot To Sell Image To Fans was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Recently, Sia, someone who doesn't regularly show her face in public let alone the rest of her body, discovered that an unnamed social media account was attempting to sell nude photos of the singer to her fans.

Sia stopped the unnamed party from cashing in by sharing the photo herself. "Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans," she wrote. "Save your money, here it is for free. Every day is Christmas!"

It's unclear what other avenues Sia will pursue to bring the trolls to justice, but for now, she's outwitted the photo peddlers and got a chance to plug her holiday album, Everyday is Christmas at the same time. Bravo! Read more here.

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Drake Performs New Song And Promises New Music Is Coming 2017 In Review

Drake Performs New Song And Promises New Music Is Coming Soon was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Drake recently performed a brand new song in Auckland, New Zealand and fans were there to capture the moment on video. While he didn't announce the name of the song, the beginning is slow and sultry and the lyrics address the immortality of stardom and the celebration of pop music.

"Please don't stand at my grave and cry/ Though I'm not there," he crooned. "They made it so I can never really die, no/ "Please don't stand at my grave and cry. Though pop champagne, scream my words."

The performer's last proper album, Views, came out in April 2016 and he released his More Life playlist in March 2016. While he was onstage in Auckland, Drake confirmed that there was new material on the way, though he didn't say when. "When I landed at the airport, here, there was a kid working there and the first thing he said was, 'Hey, great to have you here man. You know, when are you dropping some new s-?' You know, That's love to me. I really do appreciate that," Drizzy told the crowd. "Just know I'm always working for you. I'm never sitting around wasting my time. So I got s- coming for you, don't worry." Watch a snippet of the new song here.

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Carrie Underwood Breaks Her Wrist In Fall 2017 In Review

Carrie Underwood Breaks Her Wrist In Fall was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Carrie Underwood is at home in Nashville recovering from a broken wrist she suffered on Friday night, the country music star revealed in a social media post.

"Carrie Underwood took a hard fall on some steps outside her home," her publicist said in a statement. "While there were no life-threatening injuries, she was taken to the hospital to be treated. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall."

On Sunday (Nov. 12), Underwood posted a note to her fans on social media. "Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody . . . I'll be alright . . . might just take some time . . . glad I've got the best hubby in the world to take care of me."

Her husband, ex-NHL star Mike Fisher, was in the hospital when she was treated. "[Fisher] was able to make it back into town that night to be with her and she was released from the hospital." The rep added that a full "recovery will take some time and she appreciates all prayers and well wishes." Read more here.

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Jason Aldean Relives Las Vegas Shooting In Interview 2017 In Review

Jason Aldean Relives Las Vegas Shooting In Interview was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Jason Aldean was on stage performing on October 1 at Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas when a man opened fire, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. In an interview with Today, which aired on Tuesday morning (Nov. 14), the singer recalled the confusion he and his band felt as the bullets started to fly.

"We wear in-ear monitors when we're onstage. And really, all you can hear is the music and maybe your guys that can talk to you on microphones that are on side-stage," Aldean explained. "So when it first happened, I thought a speaker had blown, is what I thought. It just sounded like a crackling something. And so, I'm kind of looking around like, 'What is that?', trying to figure out what it is. Then it stopped, so I was like, 'They must have got it fixed,' and so I kept doing my thing."

Moments later, he heard the sound again and Aldean said he was aggravated that the problem wasn't fixed. Then he realized something was very wrong. "When I turned and looked, my guitar player had run behind me and was telling me to move, like, 'Let's go,'" Aldean said. "My security guy was running onstage, telling me to run." Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Makes Emotional Surprise 'Fallon' Appearance 2017 In Review

Taylor Swift Makes Emotional Surprise 'Fallon' Appearance was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Taylor Swift made an unscheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (Nov. 13). Fallon's first day back after a week off to grieve his mother's death was an emotional one and Swift helped spread the healing.

At the start of the show, Fallon told a touching story from his childhood, in which his mother squeezed his hand three times to say I love you. So, when Swift performed the poignant "New Year's Day" which coincidentally featured the lyric, "Squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi," Fallon and his staff got a little emotional.

Tonight Show writer and producer Mike DiCenzo shared some background about Swift's last-minute performance and thanked the singer for her thoughtfulness.

"She was not scheduled to do our show today," he wrote on Twitter. "But we wanted something special for this first show back, so we asked her on a complete whim, since she had been in town doing SNL. She said yes with zero hesitation."

Referring to the line in the song about hand-squeezing, he added, "I nearly gasped. Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing. I could see Jimmy silhouetted at his desk dabbing his eyes with a tissue. We all lost it. It was a beautiful coincidence in a beautiful performance."

Later in the song, Swift sang another line that struck a chord: "Hold on to your memories, they will hold on to you."

"That hug between Jimmy and Taylor after the song was 100 percent real emotion," he said. "Whatever you think of Taylor, she did something beautiful for Jimmy and our show today, and we're forever grateful." DiCenzo tweeted.

Watch Taylor Swift perform "New Years Day" here.

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Nicki Minaj Attempts to 'Break the Internet' With Explicit Magazine Cover2017 In Review

Nicki Minaj Attempts to 'Break the Internet' With Explicit Magazine Cover was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) How many Nicki Minajs does it take to break the internet? According to Paper magazine, that number would be three. The magazine has revealed a shocking new image for the cover of its latest issue featuring three Nicki Minajs engaged in a sexually explicit pose.

The image, shot by photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, is captioned with the phrase "Minaj a Trois" for Paper mag's latest "Break the Internet" edition. The racy cover follows the magazine's infamous 2014 "Break the Internet" edition featuring Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian has already responded to Minaj's internet-breaking reboot by liking Minaj's post of her new cover photo on Instagram and adding some fire emojis for good measure. Read more
here.

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Blake Shelton Declared The 'Sexiest Man Alive' 2017 In Review

Blake Shelton Declared The 'Sexiest Man Alive' was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Country superstar Blake Shelton has been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2017. As might be expected, the witty cowboy had plenty to say about the accolade.

"Y'all must be running out of people," he told People. "Like, Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical." He revealed that rock star girlfriend Gwen Stefani had some advice upon the announcement, "She goes, 'Listen to me, you're going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don't take this gift and just live in the moment.'"

The Voice coach received the prize with a sense of humor, using the hashtag "#donthatemebecauseimbeautiful." The six-and-a-half-foot tall signer also continued his fake beef with The Voice co-host Adam Levine, saying, "I can't wait to shove this up Adam's a-. As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about."

As for taking the new moniker in stride, the Oklahoman says, "It's going to be used in every conversation, whether it's at The Voice, The [Johnston County] Feed in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, or in a conversation with a doctor. When [people] would say to Adam, 'Mr. Sexy,' you'd always see him go, 'Well, awwww'' If you say that to me, it's going to be, 'You're damn right, I'm Mr. Sexy! I've been ugly my whole life, if I can be sexy for a year, I'm taking it. I'm taking it."

Shelton kept the jokes coming on social media. See the tweets here.

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Beyonce Tops Taylor Swift As Highest-Paid Woman In Music 2017 In Review

Beyonce Tops Taylor Swift As Highest-Paid Woman In Music was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Beyonce is number one. Forbes has announced that Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music, beating out last year's winner of the title, Taylor Swift.

Beyonce's pre-tax tally was a considerable $105 million, generated through a variety of means including her most recent world tour, the Lemonade project and her athleisure clothing line, Ivy Park.

Adele took second place with $69 million, followed by Taylor Swift in third place with $44 million. Celine Dion ($42 million) and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million) round out the top five. Read more here.

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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Recovery 2017 In Review

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Recovery was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Over the summer, Selena Gomez underwent kidney transplant surgery thanks to a donation from her close friend Francia Raisa. After the American Music Awards (where Selena made her big comeback to the stage) she attended the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York City and spoke about her "life-or-death" health crisis.

"I am really honored to be here with all of you guys tonight, my Lupus community," she said. "As many of you know, or might now know, I was diagnosed with lupus about five or six years ago."

"I've been speaking out about my situation to raise awareness about the disease," she continued. "After undergoing so many tests to monitor my kidneys my doctors told me I have lupus nephritis, one of those complications from lupus. They said I would be needing a kidney transplant."

On the other side of the major medical procedure, Selena says she's on the mend. Lately, she's been promoting her single "Wolves," a collaboration with EDM producer Marshmello.

"One of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life," she concluded. "And I am doing quite well now." Watch brief clips from Selena's speech here.

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Backstreet Boys Nick Carter Denies Rape Allegations 2017 In Review

Backstreet Boys Nick Carter Denies Rape Allegations was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has been accused of a 2002 sexual assault. Melissa Schuman, a former member of pop group Dream, claims she and Carter were socializing at his home when he forcibly performed oral sex on her and forced her to reciprocate, before raping her.

Schuman shared the details of the incident in a lengthy blog post. Schuman says she wanted to report the incident shortly after, but her manager at the time warned her that Carter "had the most powerful litigator in the country."

Carter responded to Schuman's accusations in a statement to People which reads: "I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally."

"This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm." Read more about her claims here.

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Macklemore Is Very Proud Of His Naked Justin Bieber Painting 2017 In Review

Macklemore Is Very Proud Of His Naked Justin Bieber Painting was a top 17 story of November 2017: (Radio.com) Andy Cohen asked Macklemore a burning question on a recent episode (Nov. 16) when the artist came on his show, Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

The talk show host asked the "Corner Store" rapper about the nude painting he bought of pop star Justin Beiber with pancakes 'on his junk." "I bought it on Etsy as a white elephant Santa gift that at the end of the night just stayed at my house. No one took it," Macklemore said.

Since no one else wanted it, he decided to keep it. And he's grown fond of the odd image. 'I'm very proud of it, and it's become a huge headline," he said. "It's like, 'Macklemore owns a naked Justin Bieber d- pancake painting,' and it's part of my thing now."

He joked that it serves a useful function in his home. 'It goes right above my bed, and whenever I'm with my wife intimately, I can always stare and if I want to control my orgasm, just slow it down." Read more here.

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