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Page Too Report for 03/27/2018


Swedish House Mafia Reunite At Music Festival

(Radio.com) Five years after playing their last show together, Swedish House Mafia performed an unannounced set on Sunday night (March 25) at 10 p.m. at Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

"It was time," the group said in a statement after the show. After stepping onstage, the individual members introduced themselves: "I am Axwell, I am Sebastian Ingrosso, and I am Steve Angello," they said. "In Miami tonight, we go by Swedish House Mafia."

During the concert, the group performed such hits as "Save The World," "Miami 2 Ibiza" and "Greyhound," and the audience cheered with enthusiasm, reports Billboard. Read more here.

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Chance the Rapper Calls Heineken Commercial 'Racist'

(Radio.com) Chance The Rapper has spoken out against a new Heineken advertisement he finds objectionable. In a series of posts on Twitter, the rapper called out the alcohol brand for being "terribly racist."

The commercial features a bartender who spots a woman drinking white wine. Figuring she should be drinking Heineken, he slides a beer towards her, which passes a black woman and a black man. When the woman sees the beer and picks it up the tagline reads, "Sometimes, lighter is better."

"I think some companies are purposely putting out noticeably racist ads so they can get more views," Chance wrote. "And that s— racist/bogus so I guess I shouldn't help by posting about it. But I gotta just say tho. The 'sometimes lighter is better' Heineken commercial is terribly racist omg."

"I'mm not saying boycott them or go off im just noticing how often it happens," he continued. "I think they baiting consumers and tweeters and freelancers and s—. Like I didnt wanna tweet about it so bad but its like how can u not." Read more here.

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Drake Guests In Trouble's 'Bring it Back' Video

(Radio.com) Trouble's debut studio album Edgewood was released this past Friday (March 23), and his Drake collaboration "Bring It Back" earned instant attention from fans.

And now a music video for the song hit the internet. The clip features Drake rapping into a smartphone, meeting friends at his house and boasting about his "Crest white smile."

The black-and-white video strikes a foreboding tone against Mike Will Made-It's ominous beat. Edgewood also features guest appearances by Quavo, The Weeknd and Fetty Wap. Watch the video here.

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Halsey Performs With The Chainsmokers At Ultra Music Festival

(Radio.com) Halsey and The Chainsmokers' collaboration "Closer" topped the charts in 2016 and the team reunited at Ultra Music Festival in Miami to perform it live.

Halsey wore a crop top and top knot hairstyle to address the amped up crowds.In the years since "Closer," both Halsey and The Chainsmokers have enjoyed sustained success. Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and the EDM duo's Memories…Do Not Open both topped the Billboard albums chart last year.

The latter spawned hits like "Paris" and the Coldplay collaboration "Something Just Like This." Read more here.

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George Strait Named Texan of the Year

(EBM) Country music superstar George Strait has been named "Texan of the Year" by the Texas Legislative Conference. At the 52nd annual statewide forum taking place at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 23, Strait joins an array of prominent honorees including former U.S. Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors and innovators.

Strait was recognized for his many contributions to the state of Texas throughout the years, particularly within the last year for his role leading recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 hurricane ties Hurricane Katrina as the costliest storm to impact the U.S., inflicting damage of over $125 billion and displacing more than 30,000 residents.

Strait immediately set out organizing relief efforts beginning with the "Hand in Hand" Texas benefit concert and telethon. Calling on friends Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, the concert, broadcast live from The Majestic Theater in San Antonio last fall, helped directly raise over $22 million towards hurricane recovery. Read more here.

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Maren Morris And Ryan Hurd Have Intimate Nashville Wedding

(Radio.com) Maren Morris is officially a married woman. The "Rich" singer wed longtime beau singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd in an intimate ceremony in Nashville on Saturday (March 24).

Morris wore a custom-made dress by Nashville designer Cavanagh Baker, reports People. The wedding gown was short in the front with a long train, and it was modeled after the outfit Morris' mom wore at her own wedding.

The happy couple shared several images of their special day on social media following the outdoor ceremony. Morris and Hurd both moved to Nashville to pursue careers as songwriters. They met in the writing room and penned several songs together, including Tim McGraw's 'Last Turn Home," which was featured on his 2014 release Sundown Heaven Town. Read more here.

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James Bay Releases 'Pink Lemonade' Video

(Radio.com) James Bay is in outer space. The British singer-songwriter turned glam-rocker has revealed the new music video for "Pink Lemonade," where he takes a rocket ride into the galaxy.

The just released clip features a glittery Bay performing the high-energy song with his band interspersed with visuals of him preparing for his intergalactic voyage.

"Pink Lemonade" is the latest video from Bay's kicky new album, Electric Light, which is due to debut on May 18. Watch the brand new music video here.

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Reba McEntire Surprises Early ACM Winners

(Radio.com) When Reba McEntire calls, country artists listen. Such was the case recently when McEntire rang up Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young to let them know that they were among the most recent class of ACM award winners.

When McEntire informed Alaina that she'd taken the prize for New Female Vocalist of the Year, her reaction had them both in tears. "You're gonna make me cry now cut that out," McEntire told Alaina. "Honey I'm so proud for you. Proud for you and Trisha both. You guys have worked so hard for this, and this is what our business needs, more like you," she added, referencing Alaina's manager, Trisha McClanahan.

"Thank you Trish. I'm sitting here crying myself," McEntire replied after McClanahan said the news couldn't have come from anyone better as the manager hugged Alaina.

"Stop it. Are you serious?," was Brett Young's incredulous reply at getting the call to learn that he'd won Best New Male Vocalist. The singer blushed and smiled as he and McEntire made plans to connect in Vegas for the awards ceremony next month.

For the guys of Midland, it took some convincing for them to even believe it was really McEntire calling them on their tour bus. The band's disbelief only grows when she tells them they've won the award for Best New Vocal Group of the Year.

"We have no words. Usually we're a bunch of smart-mouthed, quick-witted gentlemen, but we have nothing to say. This is unbelievable," the guys exclaim in wonder.

They continued to chat as the group continued to look at each other in shock. Hugs are exchanged when it finally dawns on them that the moment is indeed actually happening. Watch all of the magical moments here.

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