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Page Too Report for 01/29/2018

Chris Stapleton Announces All-American Road Show

(Radio.com) Country star Chris Stapelton continues to kick off 2018 in grand fashion with the announcement of the All-American Road Show, featuring special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb.

Stapleton's newly announced tour is scheduled to kick off on June 16th in Brandon, MS, with dates through Nov. 3, when the singer hits Charlottesville, VA.

The announcement follows Stapleton's appearance on Saturday Night Live with Sturgill Simpson in tow on Saturday and an appearance at the GRAMMYs where the singer picked up Best Country Album for From A Room, Vol. 1, and performed the "in memoriam" segment alongside Emmylou Harris.

Tickets for Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show go on sale on Feb. 9. See the full tour itinerary here.

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Rae Sremmurd's Releasing Triple Album Says Mike WiLL Made-It

(Radio.com) Rae Sremmurd burst onto the scene with the one-two punch of SremmLife (2015) and SremmLife 2 (2016). Producer Mike WiLL Made-It recently said that the group's third record will be well worth the wait since it will include three albums in one.

On the GRAMMY red carpet, Mike told Pitchfork, "We got the Swae Lee, Swaecation, [Slim] Jxmmi's Jxmtroduction, and then the Rae Sremmurd side."

That's a solo-ish album for each brother, as well as a third joint effort. Mike WiLL Made-It's comments are a bit at odds with previous reports on the new Rae Sremmurd. Read about that here.

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Migos Release New 'Stir Fry' Music Video

(Radio.com) Migos have released the music video for their single "Stir Fry" and it's an action-packed extravaganza. The nearly six-minute mini-movie stars Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset seeking vengeance against a rival gang.

The video takes place in the back of a restaurant as the guys are playing a high stakes gambling game with producer Pharrell Williams and a few others.

Moments later, they're interrupted when a bloody hand is delivered to them. Migos know exactly who it comes from and take off (no pun intended) to seek revenge. Watch the action-packed clip here.

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Alessia Cara Reacts To Grammy Win Backlash

(Radio.com) Alessia Cara was moved to respond to social media criticisms of her Best New Artist win at the 60th annual GRAMMY awards ceremony on Sunday night (Jan. 28).

"To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn't log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that's not how it works," Cara posted on Instagram. "I didn't ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. But I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I've wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for."

"I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot," she continued. "There is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist's talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I'm aware that my music wasn't released yesterday, I'm aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. But I'm trying very hard to use the platform I've been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren't fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I've been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I've worked for be diminished by people taking offense to my accomplishments."

Cara was up against SZA, Julia Michaels, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert in the category. Read Cara's full post here.

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Ed Sheeran Accepts Grammys With Cat Photo

(Radio.com) At Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Ed Sheeran won trophies for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album--but he wasn't there to accept awards for his single "Shape of You" and album Divide.

Sheeran may not have attended the ceremony but he shared an early-morning cat photo with a caption thanking the Recording Academy for the honors. "Woke up to the news I won two grammys last night," he wrote. "Thank you! This little fluff-ball is doing a bit of a celebratory dance, lots of love to everyone xx"

In the picture, his cat is splayed out on the ground, appearing to be perfectly content with life. The newly engaged singer has a lot to celebrate these days. Check out Ed's digital acceptance here.

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Beyonce And Lana Del Rey Part Of Andrew Lloyd Webber Album

(Radio.com) Beyonce and Lana Del Rey will both be featured on a new album by Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber. Unmasked: The Platinum Collection, which comes out March 16, will feature songs from many of Webber's well-known musicals, including The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats and Evita.

But even Webber diehards might not recognize the Beyonce song "Learn To Be Lonely"; that's because it's one of a handful of previously unreleased tracks that didn't make it to Broadway.

Beyonce performed the number at the 2005 Academy Awards, but it was never released. The Lana Del Rey track on Unmasked: The Platinum Collection is the more recognizable "You Must Love Me" from Evita, a song previously performed by Madonna. Read more here.

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Expecting Baby Boy

(Radio.com) John Legend and Chrissy Teigen shared big personal news during their appearance at Sunday night's Grammy Awards -- the famous couple is expecting a boy.

Chrissy hit the red carpet cradling her "bump" and shared an Instagram photo confirming the news: "mama and her baby boy," she wrote in the social media post.

The couple announced the pregnancy back in November with another adorable Instagram post. See Teigen's full social media announcement here.

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Pink Introduces Daughter Willow To Rihanna

(Radio.com) Like many young girls, Willow Hart looks up to Rihanna. Most little girls, however, don't have pop superstar Pink for a mom. Thanks to her mom's connections--being nominated and performing at the GRAMMYs last night--Willow was able to meet her idol for an adorable backstage moment.

"Dreams come true," P!nk posted in Instagram with an exceedingly cute photo of Willow and Rihanna in an embrace. "My daughter lives for this woman. So do I."

P!nk's husband, Carey Hart, also shared a photo of the meeting, with yet another heart-warming shot of Willow meeting Rihanna. "I thought for sure mama P!nk had the Grammy in the bag tonight, but it didn't happen," Hart posted to Instagram, referencing the singer's nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th annual GRAMMYs ceremony. "But, she made the night VERY memorable for Willz!!! Willz has been a fan of Rihanna for a long time, and mama got an intro for her. Major mom points tonight." See the posts here.

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Ally Brooke's Topic Collaboration Is 'Perfect'

(Radio.com) Ally Brooke has just released a music video for her new single, 'Perfect." The mid-tempo song is about a girl who feels good about herself because the person who loves her makes her feel perfect exactly as she is.

"You're not tryin' to change me / Even though I'm crazy / When it's all too much then you take me home / Wearing no makeup, think I'm beautiful / And when I mess up you let me be me," she sings.

The Fifth Harmony singer collaborated with German producer Topic to deliver the emotional song, which moves between low key instrumentation and electronic bits and pieces that bring a dance vibe to the track. Watch the video here.

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Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey Premiere 'The Middle' Visual During Commercial

(Radio.com) Last night's GRAMMY telecast marked the premiere of a new Target ad that doubles as a visual for "The Middle" the new collaborative track from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.

As Maren stands at the center of a massive Target symbol, backup dancers swarm around her in slickly choreographed moves. Zedd is slightly off-center at his DJ workstation, and giant towers of light mimic a city skyline behind them.

Target sponsored the commercial spot as part of its #MoreMusic campaign, which has previously recruited Lil Yachty and Carly Rae Jepsen, Gwen Stefani and more. Watch the full visual here.

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Steve Aoki And BTS Already Working On More New Music

(Radio.com) Steve Aoki is the mastermind behind BTS' "Mic Drop" Remix, but his partnership with the K-pop band is far from over he revealed in a recent radio interview.

The DJ spoke with McCabe in the SoCal Honda Sound Stage at 97.1 AMP Radio and said, "We kind of broke down what they wanted and what I was going to do to it, you know, just like theoretically

"And then I went back to the studio and started working on it and then it was just like back and forth, back and forth with their team. "I tried to nail it as quickly as possible and we're already working on some new music together." Read more here.

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Julia Michaels Shares New Song 'Heaven'

(Radio.com) Julia Michaels can't resist the allure of a bad boy. That's the sentiment of "Heaven," which is a new song from Michaels for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack.

"Heaven" is the latest track in advance of the soundtrack, which is set for release on Feb. 9. That's the same day the steamy third film in the trilogy hits big screens across the country.

"They say 'all good boys go to heaven,' but bad boys bring heaven to you," she sings. "It's automatic, it's just what they do." Check out Julia's latest here.

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Chris Stapleton And Emmylou Harris Tribute Tom Petty At Grammys

(Radio.com) Country star Chris Stapleton, fresh from winning the Grammy award for Best Country Album, teamed up with the legendary Emmylou Harris.

The pair united for a quiet, emotional rendition of Tom Petty's 1994 track, "Wildflowers." While the performance opened as a tribute to Petty, he was just one of the many artists represented in the moving tribute.

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, David Cassidy, Fats Domino, Gregg Allman, Malcolm Young and Glen Campbell were also recognized during the segment. Read more here.

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Country Stars Perform Las Vegas Tribute at 2018 Grammys

(Radio.com) It was country's biggest moment on music's biggest night. A group of country music stars came together onstage to honor those lost at the Route 91 Festival shooting tragedy in Las Vegas.

Eric Church, Maren Morris and the Brothers Osborne took the stage during the event and united for a somber take on Eric Clapton's 1992 hit, "Tears in Heaven."

"On October first, all of country music was reminded, in the most tragic way, the connection we share with our fans, and the healing that music will always provide," Church said before the performance. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Sticks To Nashville Despite Changing Styles

(Radio.com) While Taylor Swift might be making chart-topping pop hits these days, she reveals that her work ethic is still firmly rooted in the capital of country music: Nashville.

Swift has opened up about her approach to making music to The Hollywood Reporter, where she's being celebrated as among "Music's Ruling Class." "I still do a lot of prep work before I walk through the studio door," Swift revealed while discussing her latest full-length, Reputation.

"I think that's the Nashville songwriting school of thought, which will always be deeply ingrained in me. With a songwriting baseline firmly in place, that's when we feel the freedom to go in and take risks with production. And we took quite a few with this one." Read more here.

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Natalie Portman To Sing Sia Composed Songs in New Movie

(Radio.com) Natalie Portman does not only act, she sings. The actress is slated to star in the upcoming feature film, Vox Lux. Portman will portray lead character Celeste, a pop star, in the new film.

The songs Portman's character sings will all be original compositions written by Sia. Portman stars opposite Jude Law in the movie, which is described as "The rise of 'Celeste' from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom.

The film spans 15 years and traces important cultural moments through the singer's eye, starting in 1999 and ending in the present day" (via Variety). Read more here.

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