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Page Too Report for 01/23/2018

Migos Streaming New Song 'Supastars'

(Radio.com) Migos are gearing up for the release of their new album and the rap group have kicked off this week by unleashing a brand new track from the effort.

With the group's anticipated new album, Culture II, set for release this Friday (Jan. 26), Offset and company have shared an advance taste of what to expect from the set with "Supastars."

According to Genius, the bumping club track is produced by Buddah Bless and Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Listen to Migos' "Supastars," here.

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Cardi B Defends Offset's Use Of Controversial Lyric

(Radio.com) Cardi B took to social media to defend her fiance, Migos rapper Offset, against accusations that he's homophobic. The controversy was triggered after Offset rapped, 'I cannot vibe with queers," in his guest spot on the YFN Lucci song 'Boss Life." When angry tweets started to roll in, the rapper apologized, insisting he wasn't using the word "queer" as a homophobic slur and actually intended it to mean "strange" or "unusual."

Lots of fans didn't buy it and the social media barrage continued. That's when Cardi B stepped in on Periscope Saturday night (Jan. 20) to stand by her man.

"I'm not going to let somebody call him 'homophobic' when I know that he's not," she said. 'And I'm saying this because I seen him around these… around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don't care." Read more here.

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Kendrick Lamar And SZA Lead TDE: The Championship Tour

(Radio.com) This weekend, Kendrick Lamar and SZA will compete for seven and five GRAMMY Awards, respectively--a major milestone for their label, Top Dawg Entertainment.

No matter how music's biggest night shakes out, Kendrick and SZA will hit the road this summer on TDE: The Championship Tour. They'll be joined by Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, AB-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiwalker on the 30-city tour which kicks off May 4 in Vancouver.

The tour will showcase performers from across the TDE family, whose members have blown up in recent years. See the full list of dates for the upcoming trek here.

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Dierks Bentley Announces U.S. Spring Tour

(Radio.com) Just days after releasing his new single, 'Woman, Amen," country singer Dierks Bentley has revealed he will tour in support of his upcoming album, The Mountain.

The trek will kick off May 17 in Columbia, MD with supporting acts Brothers Osborne and LANCO. "I've been friends with TJ and John for a long time and I have loved watching their career explode," Dierks said in a prepared statement. "I'm just getting to know the boys in LANCO, but I love their music and the energy they bring to the stage. And after seeing them and the Bros party down at the grand opening of my new bar on Lower Broadway last week, I can tell you it's gonna be game on this summer!"

"I needed the time off to devote all my attention to the new music and making The Mountain album," he continued. "But now I can't wait to fire up the buses and get back out there."

Bentley announced the tour with a goofy promotional video featuring himself as a Shaman, and the bands getting together for a psychedelic moment, to get their "Shakiras" in line before heading out on tour. The clip contains some profanity, check it out here.

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Pink Will Sing National Anthem For Hometown Eagles At Super Bowl

(Radio.com) Sunday was a decisive day for NFL fans. Hours after the New England Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl so did the Philadelphia Eagles. The massive franchises (and their legions of fans) will go head-to-head February 4 under the bright lights of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Eagles' triumph yesterday marks a fateful development for Pink, the Philadelphia native who's set to sing the national anthem at the big game. She tweeted shock and excitement on behalf of her entire family -- "I would bet money that my big brother is somewhere crying right now."

"Ummm. I'm singing the national anthem and the EAGLES ARE PLAYING?!?!?! IS THIS FOR REAL?!?!?!THATS WHASSUP!!!!!!!!" she continued.

Philly natives Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff were among the other artists who celebrated the Eagles win on social media. See the excited posts here.

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Kip Moore Releases 'Last Shot' Video

(Radio.com) Kip Moore has shared a gripping and emotional new music video for the single "Last Shot." For the latest single from his 2017 full-length, Slowheart, Moore hopes the video will inspire fans in their own lives.

"The reason it resonated with me is because even though the subject matter is heavy, I still felt hopeful by the journey you go through following her story," the singer said. "I hope that the message stirs something in people and maybe gets them to act on that one thing they've been waiting to do for the longest time, but have been putting off until 'Someday.'"

The heart-wrenching clip follows a group of friends dealing with the devastating loss of one of their own, and the ways they made the most of their dwindling time together.

"We really wanted to tap into the deeper meaning of the song and how someone might face having their 'Last Shot,'" the country singer told EW about the PJ Brown-directed video. "We follow the brave main character and her friends as they navigate that reality and how strong they are in light of the situation." Watch it here.

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Luke Bryan Trolls Blake Shelton Over His 1990s Mullet

(Radio.com) Luke Bryan gave Blake Shelton a throwback taste of the '90s at this year's Crash My Playa event. Shelton was among the headliners at the 2018 edition of Bryan's annual Mexican vacation concert getaway, and Bryan took the opportunity to poke a little fun at his fellow country star.

Bryan dressed up in a mullet wig, cowboy hat and matching big belt buckle to achieve a look he calls "vintage BS." He posted a photo of the outfit while standing in front of Shelton's dressing room on Instagram.

Bryan's wife, Caroline, posted a photo of her own. The shot features Bryan in the mullet wig next to his wife, wearing a life preserver with the words "Sexiest Man Alive" written on it (People bestowed the honor on Shelton last year).

"Blake Bryan," Caroline captioned her post. "Luke really wanted to capture the vintage Blake look….but he actually looks like Luke from our college days." See her post here.

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Maren Morris Reveals Her Dream Crossover Collaborators

(Radio.com) Maren Morris has broken out as a country superstar, thanks to the chart-topping success of her fourth studio album Hero. This year, she earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for her hit "I Could Use a Love Song" and will perform at the GRAMMY concert in tribute to victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

The singer also crossed the boundaries of country music last year to collaborate with former One Direction singer turned solo star Niall Horan on his song "Seeing Blind." In a new interview with Billboard, Morris revealed a few other artists who are on her dream collaborators list.

"I'd love to record with Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars; they're just such super talented artists," she said. "Also I have been listening a lot to R&B artist Kehlani lately. I think she's fantastic and would love the idea of recording with her." Read more here.

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Chris Young And The Rock Bond Via Social Media

(Radio.com) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and country star Chris Young had quite the bonding moment last week week. It started when Young jumped on Twitter last week (Jan. 17) to share his thoughts on Johnson's latest movie.

"Ok…. the new Jumanji movie is insanely good," Young tweeted, adding the hashtag #thatisall and tagging some of the movie's stars, including Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.

The Rock saw the tweet, and responded to thank Young for the kind words, as well as letting the country singer know that he's a fan of his music.

"Thank ya man. Glad you loved Jumanji as much as I did making it," the actor replied. "And for the record, 'The Man I want to Be' came along at the perfect time. Helped me get thru some tough times but that's for another conversation over tequila."

Young was fast to take the Rock up on his invitation to chop it up in person, and even offered to bring the spirits. "Anytime man! I love that song," Young replied on Twitter. "Don Julio 1942 on me."

We'll be sure to keep an eye on this budding BFF bromance. See the tweets here.

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Destiny's Child Hit Reimagined For New 'Tomb Raider' Movie Trailer

(Radio.com) When Tomb Raider returns to the big screen a new actress will be taking over the role of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl).

The big-screen blockbuster has revealed a new trailer last week, packed with heart-pounding action and thrilling special effects. As the trailer progresses, a slow, dramatic song swells in the background. As the action in the video reaches a particularly harrowing moment--Laura Croft dangling precariously over a steep waterfall from the wing of a crashed airplane--the song reveals itself as Destiny's Child's "Survivor."

This, however, isn't the peppy 2001 version of "Survivor" featuring Da Brat that the world remembers from it being played heavily on pop radio (and everywhere else) back in the day.

For the Tomb Raider trailer, "Survivor" has been slowed down into a sparse, minimal power ballad style, with massive jungle drums and big orchestra bursts to amp up the bombastic action happening onscreen. The new version of the track was crafted by 2WEI, whose work has been featured in numerous film trailers.

This isn't the first time a Beyonce-related song has been given the slowed-down movie trailer treatment. The singer and producer Boots crafted a downbeat 2014 remix of her hit, "Crazy in Love," for the original Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16. Check out the new trailer here.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Reveal Baby Daughter's Name

(Radio.com) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's new baby daughter has a name. As Frank Sinatra would say, she's my kind of town. And they kept the celebrity couple tradition of unusual baby names.

The high-profile couple has revealed to their fans that the little girl has been named after one of the greatest loves of Kanye West's life: his hometown of Chicago.

On her website, Kardashian simply posted "Chicago West" in big block letters along with the details of her birth, including the baby's birth weight of 7lbs 6oz. See the post here.

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Taylor Swift Asked To The Prom With Creative Video

(Radio.com) Dayton Modderman, a high school senior in Florida, is hoping Taylor Swift will be his prom date. Modderman went all out for his elaborate prom-posal video, which opens with him looking scandalized by what he's reading in the pop star's Reputation magazine. He makes his case in a variety of settings, including on a basketball court, where he shows off his dunking skills.

The high school student makes a point of asking both Swift's dad and then her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, if they'd be cool with him taking the pop star to prom.

"I chose Taylor Swift because she's my favorite, and she is so genuine and down to earth and why not take someone so elegant like her to my prom," Modderman said of his creative prom-posal. "I got the idea by her interests, she loves corky jokes and creative videos and I put the two together. I would be so overwhelmed with excitement and hopefully, it would continue with her saying yes.

"My favorite song by hers s 'haunted,'" he added. "Just the whole production of the song and lyrics are very relatable." Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Received Wrist Implant, Shares X-Ray With Fans

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood is as good as new after recovering from recent injuries. The country star has revealed the wrist implant needed to repair her hand after taking a nasty spill late last year.

Underwood updated fans on her condition by sharing an x-ray image of her wrist, which is now augmented with a sizable implant holding things together.

"Last check up on the old wrist this morning!! Thanks, Dr. Wurth and my PT angel, Renee, a.k.a. 'Bulldog' for fixing me up!!!," the singer captioned the Instagram photo. "I'm good to go." See the photo of Underwood's repaired wrist here.

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Drake and Toronto Raptors Launch 'Welcome Toronto' Charity Project

(Radio.com) Drake and the Toronto Raptors are getting together to give back. The rapper and his hometown NBA team have announced a $3 million Canadian donation to be shared across a pair of basketball-focused initiatives (via Billboard).

One million is slated to upgrade a dozen local community basketball courts, while the other two million will be given to stalwart nonprofit federation Basketball Canada, whose mission statement is to "aspire to excellence in leading the growth and development of the game at home, and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage."

The initiative was announced last night (Jan. 17) at the Raptors' Air Canada Centre with a press conference held by Drake and Raptors President Masai Ujiri.

The pair also revealed 'Welcome Toronto" project, which is described by the team as "an immersive brand experience focused on art, community and ball." It will include six OVO-themed Raptors' games for each of the next three NBA seasons. There will also be new OVO-edition uniforms and an OVO-designed black and gold home court.

"It's nice to have the uniforms and the fancy court and the merchandise and stuff like that, but what was most important to me was just the call to action," Drake said at the press conference. "In this day and age, it's really easy to go on social media and talk about things that we'd like to see change or things that we think are wrong, then there's an opportunity, when you're presented with one, to be able to do something about it." Read more here.

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Eric Church, Maren Morris Lead Grammy Tribute to Las Vegas Victims

(Radio.com) The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will include a tribute to victims and survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas, where 58 people died last October. Eric Church, Maren Morris and the Brothers Osbourne will play the GRAMMY set, which airs live on January 28.

The three artists performed at the Route 91 Festival prior to the tragic shooting. "Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn't always the case this past year," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy in a prepared statement.

"We believe it's incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all." Read more here.

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Tinashe Streaming New Track 'No Drama' Featuring Offset

(Radio.com) Tinashe is back with a new track entitled "No Drama," which is a sultry R&B song that features a guest appearance from Migos' star Offset, and is now streaming online.

The new track "No Drama," was produced by Stargate, and will presumably is will also appear on the artist's long-awaited third studio album "Joyride", when it is released.

It's the first of three new tracks the singer recently teased, the other two being "Me So Bad," and "Faded Love." Listen to Tinashe's latest, which contains explicit lyrics, here.

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Justin Timberlake Holds Special Album Listening Party

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake personally debuted his brand new studio album, Man of the Woods, at a woodland themed event in New York City back on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Attendees grazed on insect delicacies as they listened to the project, which the singer has called his 'most personal album ever." Timberlake said to the crowd attending that the album was inspired by his son Silas, whose name means 'living in the woods," reports Billboard.

The 2-year old Timberlake even appears on the closing track, 'Young Man," while Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton also make guest appearances on the 16-track collection.

His wife, Jessica Biel, along with family and friends, including Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, attended the event. Read more here.

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Snoop Dogg Releases 'Coach Snoop' Netflix Trailer

(Radio.com) Football is one way Snoop Dogg gives back. The rap icon has revealed the trailer for Coach Snoop, a new take on the series that debuts February 2 on Netflix.

The trailer goes behind the scenes of Snoop Youth Football League, showing how the rapper helps shape young lives through sports. The rapper is seen coaching the players, local South Central Los Angeles boys dealing with the often harsh reality of their lives.

"Music gave me the power to create a football league, but football is taking me to places music could have never taken me to," the rapper says in the clip.

Coach Snoop originally debuted as a series on AOL back in 2016. Watch the trailer for the new season on Netflix here.

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Jay-Z to Be Honored With Special Recognition Award for 'Smile'

(Radio.com) JAY-Z is being honored by the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The rapper will be given a "special recognition" award at this year's GLAAD Media Awards for the 4:44 song "Smile," which chronicles his mother coming out as a lesbian.

The annual ceremony recognizes 'fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives."

The artists nominated for the annual Outstanding Music Artist award are Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Kesha, Halsey, Wrabel, Honey Dijon, St. Vincent, Kehlani, Perfume Genius and Kelela. Read more here.

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