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Britney Spears Announces 'Britney: Piece of Me' Tour

Britney Spears has shared some big news with fans. The pop star has announced that they she is hitting the road this summer for U.S. and European tours.

The news gets even bigger as she will be performing her Las Vegas Britney: Piece of Me residency show during the trek. She launched the special show back in 2013 and it ran for four years at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The U.S. dates are scheduled to kick off with a two night stand in Washington D.C. at the MGM National Harbor on July 12th and 13th and will wrap up with three nights at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL in late July. Read more here.

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Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey Releases New Track 'The Middle'

(Radio.com) Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey (brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha) have joined forces for a new track, "The Middle." The collaborators and their new track will be featured in a commercial during this weekend's 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28th.

"We worked really hard on this record to get it just right and it feels great to be able to finally share it with everyone," Zedd shared. "It was super fun working with Maren because she is clearly an amazing singer and very talented musician. And, I always love working with Grey because we push ourselves to make the best music possible and the end result is incredible."

"I'm so excited we're finally able to share 'The Middle' with the world. Zedd was so great to work with and so easy going, it felt like we'd been working together for years," Maren Morris said in a press statement. "The sound is reflective of my many influences as an artist – a little bit country, little pop, little R&B, relatable, emotional and catchy as hell. There are no limits with this song and I can't wait to see how the fans react."

"We love working with Zedd, who's not only been a great mentor, but a great friend. It's always exciting to see what we can come up with in the studio together and even more exciting to be able to share this with everyone," added Grey. Check out "The Middle" here.

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Eminem In the Studio With Dr. Dre And Mike Will Made-It

(Radio.com) Eminem's latest album, Revival, includes high-profile tracks with Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and more -- but the rapper is apparently not done working on new music.

Sought-after producer Mike Will Made-It shared social media updates of Eminem and Dr. Dre working on some new material, promising a big 2018. Mike captioned a post with "Lose Yourself" lyrics.


Eminem also shared a photo from the session of himself with Dr. Dre captioned: "Still Aftermath!" referring to Dre's label to which he's signed. See the posts here.

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Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Releasing 'Perfect' Single

(Radio.com) Ally Brooke has a new single coming soon. The Fifth Harmony singer has revealed that she has a new track, "Perfect," and it's due to debut this Friday (Jan. 26). The track features German DJ, Topic.

I am ecstatic to share with my friends that Topic a & I have a song coming out FRIDAY!!!!," Brooke shared on Twitter. "This one is very special to me."

"Perfect" will be Brooke's second project outside of Fifth Harmony. Last year, the singer featured on Lost Kings track, "Look at Us Now" with A$AP Ferg. See the announcement here.

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Singled Out: TJ Leonard's Road Trip

Country music star TJ Leonard recently released his brand new single "Road Trip" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:

In April 2017 my wife and I went from Sweden to Florida to attend my former drummer and his girlfriends wedding. We rented a car at Tampa airport and drove south to Sarasota. The wedding was awesome with people from many corners of the world.

After a few days staying in Siesta Key, awesome place by the way, we took off on our little road trip with Nashville as the end station. This was my first time driving in the US so I was thrilled about this trip. We drove north through Florida and into Georgia. I've never seen so much shopping malls. Almost one on each side on every exit.

One goal was to stay the night at a motel where you can park your car right outside, remember that we are from Sweden so that's a little exotic to us, and we found one south of Atlanta.

The day after we took off after breakfast and I was a little worried about the morning traffic but it was nothing compared to Stockholm that is the 6th worst city in the world when it comes to traffic.

The only thing we had planned was that we had to stop somewhere to buy a gift for my mother in law. She's into quilting so my wife googled and found a store in Murfreesboro, Quilt Connection.

The lady in the store was one of the most amazing person I've ever met. So friendly and sweet. We stayed there for two hours I think, watching her work on a quilt and we also talked to some people that came in. A great time indeed and we got a big doze of southern hospitality.

The scenery driving into Tennessee was spectacular with the mountains and the spring green trees and I will never forget it.

Going to Nashville is always a great time and I've been there a couple of times now and have some friends that I love to visit. This time we were there only for pleasure and no work. Shopping day time and party time at night J We also had the opportunity to visit Jill Johnson (the country queen of Sweden) as they were shooting an episode of her TV-show Jill's Porch.

Well that's about it. Listen to the song and you'll recognize most parts in the lyrics.

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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Mary J. Blige Leads Song Oscar Nominations

(Radio.com) Nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and the film The Shape of Water leads the contenders with 13 nominations.

The Best Original Song category includes Sufjan Stevens who was honored for "Mystery of Love" from Call Me By Your Name and Mary J. Blige earned a nomination for "Mighty River" from Mudbound. Blige also scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in the film.

Other Best Song nominees include "Stand Up for Something" by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn from Marshall, "This is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman and "Remember Me" by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from Coco. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Sends Wedding Flowers To Fans

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has been known to accept invitations to fan's weddings along with sending them very sweet gifts throughout the years. Continuing that trend, the pop star sent flowers to Alexa Gonzales and Brittany Lewis on January 12 as they tied the knot.

The two Swifties revealed that the lyrics to "Love Story" were incorporated into their proposal (via Billboard). The couple dated for nine years before they got engaged in November of 2016.

Gonzales shared the note they received with their "gorgeous" arrangement of flowers on Twitter. Swift wrote, "Lexi & Brittany, You have no idea how honored I am that 'Love Story' has been such a big part of your beautiful love story. I'm absolutely thrilled that Lexi said YES! Have the most magical wedding day and hopefully I can meet you both soon! Love, Taylor." See the post here.

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Vic Mensa Releases 'We Could Be Free' Video

(Radio.com) Vic Mensa has released the brand new music video for his track "We Could Be Free," which features a guest appearance from Ty Dolla $ign.

The intense new promotional clip features a narrative involving a police violence intercut with hopeful images of families of different races and backgrounds.

The track appears on Mensa's debut album studio album, The Autobiography, which was released in July of last year. Check out the new video here.

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Nick Jonas Launching John Varvatos Clothing Line

(Radio.com) Nick Jonas has announced his partnership with designer John Varvatos for a new spring/summer 2018 collection. Inspired by Varvatos' early life spent in Detroit (via Variety), the line includes t-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with "Detroit" and "Rock City."

The limited-edition collection, JV x NJ, has Jonas serving as the face of the brand. Additional attire includes knitwear and leather jackets ranging from $98 to $798.

'#JVXNJ is here," Jonas announced on Twitter. 'Couldn't be more excited to collaborate with the amazing @johnvarvatos who helped create a collection I'm incredibly proud to show you guys." Read more here.

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Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard's Babies Meet

(Radio.com) The country music world welcomed several new babies in 2017 who are destined to see an awful lot of each other in the years to come. Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, had their first child shortly before Christmas. Their daughter, Olivia Rose, recently met Thomas Rhett's youngest daughter, Ada James, and there's already an adorable photo of their first play date.

Hayley shared the picture, which depicts her and Rhett's wife, Lauren, holding their babies and beaming at the camera. "So in love with these little angels," she captions the photo. "And oh, the adventures they have ahead of them. Can't wait to watch them grow up together."

Ada James, born on August 12 in Nashville, has a few months on Olivia Rose. She's the youngest daughter to Rhett and his wife, who adopted two-year-old, Willa Gray in May of last year. See the full post here.

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Migos Talk New Album 'Culture II' And Share Production Credits

(Radio.com) Migos' highly anticipated Culture II is set to be release this Friday (Jan. 26), in a new interview the Atlanta trio discussed the new album's sound and revealed that much of the new music was recorded at their home individual studios.

"At home, you comfortable as hell!" Offset told Rolling Stone. "You not gonna be like, 'Is this hard?' It's just you in your zone. 'Bad and Boujee' was made at my house!"

On Culture II, Offset promises "the original Migos sound…Club rocking. The beat, the bass is everything. We're not really a slow-down artist. It's light, it's fun, it's lit."

"It's still trap," Takeoff added. "We got a little funkier. It's not all the way funk. There's still a Migos vibe." Offset (who's engaged to fellow breakout MC Cardi B) said the album has a female audience in mind. "See, 'Bad and Boujee' was really a ladies' record," he said. "It made all of them want to stand up a little more and feel a little better about themselves. When you got the women, you got everything."

Quavo shared the production credits for Culture II on social media. They include Kanye West, Pharrell, Zaytoven and more. See the full roster of production collaborators here.

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Ashley McBryde Announces Debut Album 'Girl Going Nowhere'

(Radio.com) Emerging country star Ashley McBryde has revealed a release date for her debut album, Girl Going Nowhere. The "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" singer's first full-length for Warner Music Nashville is set for release on March 30.

The album's autobiographical title track was written on the same day that country legend, Guy Clark, passed. "I'm not a pretty crier, and I got to my write with Jeremy Bussey that morning, red and blotchy," McBryde said in a press statement. "So, he said, 'for Guy, maybe we should write a good song, one you'd want to play at the Opry someday.' So, I told the story of when I was back in Algebra class, and we were going around the room saying what we wanted to do when we grew up. When it got to me, I said, 'I'm going to move to Nashville and write songs, and they're going to be on the radio.' The teacher looked at me and said, 'That won't happen and you better have a good backup plan.' It didn't put the fire out, it just added to it."

The album release announcement comes with a new music video from McBryde, "American Scandal." Check out the new clip, the full Girl Going Nowhere tracklisting and McBryde's 2018 tour itinerary here.

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Dua Lipa Announces 'Saturday Night Live' Debut

(Radio.com) Dua Lipa is ready for her close-up. The British "New Rules" singer is set to make her Saturday Night Live debut as musical guest on Feb. 3. Actress Natalie Portman will serve as host (for the second time).

"I have the craziest butterflies rn and I'm nervous just typing this out," Lipa wrote as she shared the news. "A dream come true… someone pinch me!"

The long-running show made the announcement via Twitter. See the official announcement from SNL here.

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Adam Levine Reveals 'Sexiest Man' Blake Shelton Prank

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" last year; it's an honor also bestowed on fellow Voice coach Adam Levine (Maroon 5).

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week (Jan. 18) the Maroon 5 singer recalled a prank he pulled on Shelton after he won back in 2013. The singer had a giant poster of the People magazine cover framed ("this is not a cheap practical joke") and sent to Shelton's home in Oklahoma.

In turn, Shelton immediately hung the framed Adam Levine People mag cover--in his barn, where Levine says it hangs to this day. "I guess that lit a fire under him, and he wanted it. But he's not sexy," Levine said. Watch the full clip here.

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Katy Perry Presents Minnie Mouse Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

(Radio.com) After 90 years in show business, Minnie Mouse finally got the recognition she deserves. Katy Perry dressed in polka dots and helped present the world's favorite female mouse with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (Jan. 22).

The 33-year-old pop star shared that her very first memory is of Mickey and Minnie mouse diapers, so she's literally been a lifelong fan. "The definition of icon may fluctuate through the ages, but there are some undeniably special characters who are iconic and I can't think of anyone who embodies that more than my dear friend Minerva Mouse (Minnie's full name)," said Perry.

"Seeing Minnie is like returning home. It is a special skill to bring joy to so many and she does it with an effortless bat of a lash," she continued. Read more here.

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Three Unforgettable Moments in Grammy Country Music History

(Radio.com) The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are approaching, and we're gearing up for Music's Biggest Night by looking back on some of the biggest moments in the history of the GRAMMY Awards.

Over the years, there have been some incredible moments for the genre of country music on the GRAMMY stage. So we have picked three of our favorite unforgettable moments from the GRAMMY Awards below. Relive the magic by watching these clips:

3. Carrie Underwood Wins Best New Artist Award: Carrie Underwood entered the country music world back in 2005 when she won season 4 of American Idol. Underwood released her latest album, Storyteller, in 2015 and embarked on a tour traveling all over the country. Watch below as Carrie Underwood accepts the GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2007.

2. Little Big Town Wins Best Country Song for "Girl Crush": One of the most successful groups in country music, Little Big Town, consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. Their second single, 'Girl Crush," off of their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, was one of the most historic and controversial songs in the genre. In 2015, Little Big Town won the GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

1. Keith Urban & Faith Hill's Collaboration: Personally, I think every Keith Urban performance is an unforgettable one. Urban took the GRAMMY stage back in 2006 with Faith Hill to perform 'You'll Think Of Me" and 'The Lucky One." The two country icons continue to give us some of the greatest hits today. Watch clips of all three moments here.

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