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Sunday
Nov202016

Sting & Green Day Performing on "American Music Awards" Tonight; Springsteen Up for Tour of the Year Prize

ABCThe 2016 American Music Awards will be held tonight, and Sting and Green Day will be among the performers on the show. The former Police frontman will be making his AMA debut, while Green Day will be rocking the event's stage for the first time since 2009.

In addition to performing, Sting will be presented with the American Music Award of Merit in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the music industry.

Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are in the running for the Tour of the Year prize, along with Madonna and Beyoncé.

You can check out the event's full list of nominees and performers at TheAMAs.com.

The 2016 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Sunday
Nov202016

Star-Studded American Music Awards Air Sunday Night, Bruno Mars & Lady Gaga to Perform 

Dick Clark ProductionsAt Sunday night's American Music Awards, it's Drake versus everybody else.

The Canadian rapper is the leading nominee this year, scoring 13 nods.  That's the record for most nods in a single year, by the way -- the previous record-holder, Michael Jackson, received 11 nods in 1984.  Rihanna, meanwhile, has seven nods, while Adele and Justin Bieber have five each.  Beyonce and The Chainsmokers have four nods each.

Gigi Hadid and former SNL star Jay Pharoah will host the show, and the lineup of performers is impressive, to say the least.  Fans will see Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, James Bay, John Legend, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd and, via satellite from Europe, Justin Bieber.

The American Music Awards air Sunday night on ABC, live from L.A., starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Here are the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
Ariana Grande

Favorite Album/Pop Rock
Drake -- Views
Adele -- 25
Justin Bieber -- Purpose

Favorite Female Artist - Pop Rock Category
Adele
Selena
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist- Pop Rock Category 
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop Rock Duo or Group
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed by T-Mobile
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN
 
Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya -- “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign -- “Work from Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend -- “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
 
Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
 
Video of the Year
Justin Bieber --“Sorry”
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”

Favorite Pop/Rock Song
Adele -- “Hello”
Justin Bieber -- “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
 
Favorite Country Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton
 
Favorite Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood
 
Favorite Country Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
 
Favorite Country Album
Luke Bryan -- Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton -- Traveller
Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller
 
Favorite Country Song
Florida Georgia Line -- “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw -- “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett -- “Die a Happy Man”
 
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
 
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Drake -- Views
Drake & Future -- What a Time to Be Alive
Fetty Wap -- Fetty Wap
 
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Drake -- “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap -- “679”
 
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd
 
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna
 
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Beyoncé -- Lemonade
Rihanna -- Anti
Bryson Tiller -- T R A P S O U L
 
Favorite Soul/R&B Song
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Bryson Tiller -- “Don’t”
 
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
 
Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album
 
Favorite Latin Artist
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam
 
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
Chris Tomlin

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Sunday
Nov202016

Catch John Legend, The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj on the American Music Awards Tonight

Dick Clark ProductionsTonight's 2016 American Music Awards will feature highly anticipated performances by The Weeknd,John Legend and Nicki Minaj as well as Ariana Grande

DJ Khaled will perform his hit single "Do You Mind" alongside MinajAugust AlsinaFuture and Rick Ross, while Kendrick Lamar is scheduled to close the show with pop rock band Maroon 5 with the group's single "Don't Wanna Know." 

In addition to performing, The Weeknd is nominated for three awards -- in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist -- Pop Rock and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.  

Future received two nods -- for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for his joint studio project with DrakeWhat a Time to Be Alive

Drake leads with thirteen nominations.

The AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Here are all of the nominees: 

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
Ariana Grande

Favorite Album/Pop Rock
Drake -- Views
Adele -- 25
Justin Bieber -- Purpose

Favorite Female Artist - Pop Rock Category
Adele
Selena
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist- Pop Rock Category 
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist - Adult Contemporary 
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop Rock Duo or Group
The Chainsmokers 
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed by T-Mobile
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya -- “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign -- “Work from Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend -- “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber -- “Sorry”
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work"

Favorite Pop/Rock Song
Adele -- “Hello”
Justin Bieber -- “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”

Favorite Country Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album
Luke Bryan -- Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton -- Traveller
Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller

Favorite Country Song
Florida Georgia Line -- “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw -- “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett -- “Die a Happy Man”

Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Drake -- Views
Drake & Future -- What a Time to Be Alive
Fetty Wap -- Fetty Wap

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Drake -- “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap -- “679”

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist 
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist 
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Beyoncé -- Lemonade
Rihanna -- Anti
Bryson Tiller -- T R A P S O U L

Favorite Soul/R&B Song
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Bryson Tiller -- “Don’t”

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Favorite Latin Artist 
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
Chris Tomlin

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Sunday
Nov202016

Catch Green Day and Twenty One Pilots Perform on the American Music Awards Tonight

Dick Clark ProductionsThe 2016 American Music Awards will be held tonight, and the show will feature performances by Green Day and Twenty One Pilots. Twenty One Pilots will be making their AMA debuts, while Green Day will return to the AMA stage for the first time since 2009.

In addition to performing, Twenty One Pilots are also nominated in two AMA categories:  Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group and Favorite Alternative Rock Artist. For the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist title, the "Stressed Out" duo will be competing against Coldplay and X Ambassadors.

The 2016 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles November 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Here are all of the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
Ariana Grande

Favorite Album/Pop Rock
Drake -- Views
Adele -- 25
Justin Bieber -- Purpose

Favorite Female Artist - Pop Rock Category
Adele
Selena
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist- Pop Rock Category 
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist - Adult Contemporary
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop Rock Duo or Group
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed by T-Mobile
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya -- “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign -- “Work from Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend -- “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber -- “Sorry”
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work"

Favorite Pop/Rock Song
Adele -- “Hello”
Justin Bieber -- “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”

Favorite Country Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album
Luke Bryan -- Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton -- Traveller
Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller

Favorite Country Song
Florida Georgia Line -- “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw -- “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett -- “Die A Happy Man”

Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Drake -- Views
Drake & Future -- What a Time to Be Alive
Fetty Wap -- Fetty Wap

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song
Desiigner -- “Panda”
Drake -- “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap -- “679”

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Beyoncé -- Lemonade
Rihanna -- Anti
Bryson Tiller -- T R A P S O U L

Favorite Soul/R&B Song
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla -- “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- “Work”
Bryson Tiller -- “Don’t”

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Favorite Latin Artist
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
Chris Tomlin

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Sunday
Nov202016

Carrie Underwood Competes for the Top Prize at Sunday's American Music Awards

Dick Clark ProductionsCarrie Underwood is the country artist to beat at this Sunday’s American Music Awards, garnering the most nominations in her field, and even nabbing a coveted spot as a finalist for the all-genre Artist of the Year award. She’ll compete against Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Rihanna for the show’s top prize.

Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line grabbed two mentions apiece.  The show that airs live from Los Angeles Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here’s the complete list of country contenders at the 2016 AMAs:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
Ariana Grande

Favorite Country Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album
Luke Bryan -- Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton -- Traveller
Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller

Favorite Country Song
Florida Georgia Line -- “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw -- “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett -- “Die A Happy Man”

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Saturday
Nov192016

After Adam Yauch Park Is Defaced with Swastikas, Beastie Boys Join Call for Action 

Daniel Zuchnik/Getty ImageA Brooklyn, NY park named after the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys was defaced on Friday, and the group called for action on Saturday.

Swastikas and the words "Go Trump" were spray-painted on playground equipment at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights.  Yauch, who died in 2012, was Jewish, and grew up in the neighborhood.  City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a photo of the graffiti on Friday, with the caption, "Yet more hatred and anti-Semitism from Trump supporters."

The website Gothamist reports that the incident is being investigated by the NYPD, and the graffiti has now been painted over.  On Saturday, the Beastie Boys account tweeted, "Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America. Join us on Sunday to stand against hate messages. 11:30, Adam Yauch Park, Brooklyn, NYC."  Gothamist reports that political leaders, community leader and faith leaders were scheduled to come together to demonstrate against hate.

According to DNAInfo.com, the NYPD says that the number of swastikas reported in New York City has jumped more than 500 percent compared to last year.  So far, there have been 13 incidents of swastika drawings, compared to just two last year.

 

 

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Friday
Nov182016

Angry Letter John Lennon Wrote to Paul & Linda McCartney After Beatles Breakup Sells for Almost $30K

Michael Putland/Getty ImagesA scathing, profanity-filled letter that John Lennon wrote to Paul McCartney and his then-wife, Linda, around 1971, was sold for $29,843.45 during an online auction Thursday.

In the typewritten document, which also includes some additional notes that handwritten in pen, Lennon berates the couple in response to a previous letter Linda wrote to him regarding the circumstances surrounding The Beatles' breakup, John's actions and comments around that time, and other topics.

In the two-page message, Lennon mocks Linda, and responds to various comments and accusations made in her letter. Among John's complaints is that Linda had accused him of acting self-indulgent and hurtful, while she and Paul had similarly treated him and his wife, Yoko Ono, badly.

Lennon also responds to criticism from Linda about him not telling anyone about him quitting The Beatles, angrily maintaining that Paul and Beatles manager Allen Klein had persuaded him to keep quiet about his intentions to leave the group.

The message ends with Lennon expressing annoyance that Linda had addressed her letter just to him without also including Yoko.

You can read Lennon's whole letter at RRAuction.com.

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Friday
Nov182016

Rae Sremmurd's Says They've "Made It Now" Thanks to Number-One Single

Julot Bandit for le Crime ProductionThanks to the Mannequin Challenge viral video sensation, Rae Sremmurd's single "Black Beatles" is now the number-one song on Billboard's Hot 100.  

But it was the Mannequin Challenge video from none other than Paul McCartney of legendary rock band The Beatles that truly took the duo by surprise.

"Oh, man. When I saw his, I was like, 'We made it now,'" the duo's Slim Jximmi tells USA Today.   

When asked if McCartney went as far as to contact Slim and his brother Swae, the rapper replied, "It was just the video."  

Still, Slim hopes that the British musician would be open to a musical collaboration with rap superstars.

"It'd be so cool if on a ["Black Beatles"] remix, Paul McCartney sang the hook and we had a live band instrumental, and then we said our verses over the instrumental. That'd be so, so awesome. My life would be complete," he says. 

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Friday
Nov182016

Sia Roars in New Song for "Lion" Soundtrack 

ABC/Fred LeeAnother day, another movie song by Sia.

The Australian singer has released a new song called "Never Give Up," the theme for the new drama Lion, arriving in theaters November 25. 

Based on a true story, the movie stars Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel as an Indian guy who was adopted as a child by an Australian family, but who then looks for his birth parents using Google Earth. Rooney Mara plays his girlfriend.  Mara is also the star of the upcoming movie Vox Lux, for which Sia is writing the music.

This year, Sia has already written "Sledgehammer," sung by Rihanna, for Star Trek: Beyond; sung "Unforgettable" for the Finding Dory soundtrack; and recorded a new song called "Waving Goodbye" for the Neon Demon soundtrack.  She also wrote "Telepathy," a song for Christina Aguilera for the soundtrack of the TV series The Get Down.

Next year, Sia will contribute songs to an animated film called Charming, and another movie based on the My Little Pony TV series.

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Friday
Nov182016

Lil Yachty Drops Video for "Minnesota"

John Lamparski/WireImageLil Yachty says it gets cold like Minnesota in his new music video for the hit single, "Minnesota." 

In the clip, the rapper, along with Quavo and Skippa da Flippa, celebrate a win in and off an ice hockey rink, as Yachty talks about his lawyer, Pat and staying off the streets "if you can't take the heat."

"Minnesota" comes from Yachty's debut mixtape, Lil Boat the Mixtape,  which has generated more than 34 million streams so far.  

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Friday
Nov182016

Bush Unearths Previously-Unreleased Track "Sleeper" for "Razorblade Suitcase" Reissue

Credit: Lionel DeluyBush has shared a previously unreleased song called "Sleeper," which will appear on a forthcoming reissue of the band's 1996 sophomore album, Razorblade Suitcase. You can listen to the grungy track now via Consequence of Sound.

The Razorblade Suitcase reissue will be released digitally December 16, and will be available on vinyl next year. The collection also features the rare bonus tracks "Old," "Broken TV" and "Bubbles."

Razorblad Suitcase was released two years after Bush's huge debut album, 1994's Sixteen Stone. The band's sophomore effort boasted the singles "Swallowed" and "Greedy Fly."

Bush is currently working on their new album, which is due out in 2017. Their most recent record is 2014's Man on the Run.

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Friday
Nov182016

After Conquering Canada and the U.S., High Valley Heads for Europe

Atlantic Records/Warner NashvilleEven though High Valley has just released their debut album in the U.S., Dear Life, and the duo only recently had their breakthrough U.S. hit with “Make You Mine,” Brad and Curtis Rempel already have a sizeable following in their native Canada, having notched seven top-10 hits in the Great White North.

Next up, the brothers who now reside in Nashville take their music to Europe. They’ll tackle ten dates over two weeks starting February 4 in the Netherlands.

Here’s the complete itinerary for High Valley’s Make You Mine European Tour:

2/4 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands
2/5 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands
2/7 -- Manchester, England
2/8 -- Glasgow, Scotland
2/9 -- Birmingham, England
2/10 -- Aberdare, Wales
2/11 -- London, England
2/13 -- Berlin, Germany
2/15 -- Copenhagen, Denmark
2/16 -- Odense, Denmark

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Friday
Nov182016

Report: Mariah Carey Thinks Ex-Fiancé James Packer Is “Trying to Ruin” the Holidays

Photo by Rob Kim/Getty ImagesFirst, the rumor was that Mariah Carey’s ex-fiancé, James Packer, wanted out of her reality show. Now, sources say he’s trying to sabotage her holiday cheer.

“[Packer] is causing Mariah severe emotional distress especially at such an important time of her life,” the source tells Entertainment Tonight. “He knows she is the queen of the holiday season and she knows he’s trying to ruin it for her.”

They’re apparently stalled with their financial negotiations. Sources say they’re still trying to figure out who gets to keep Mariah’s $10 million engagement ring, as well as what happens to the Los Angeles mansion they leased together. Mariah also reportedly wants a $50 million “inconvenience fee” which she believes was discussed as part of the couple’s prenuptial agreement.

"They’re not close to reaching a settlement,” the source says. “Mariah has not spoken to James."

Still, Mariah is keeping busy with her holiday commitments. She’ll sing her classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration airing Thanksgiving Day on ABC. She’ll also kick off her All I Want for Christmas Is You residency in New York City on December 5.

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Friday
Nov182016

Hear Usher's Rendition of "Wait for It" and Nas' "Wrote My Way Out" from "The Hamilton Mixtape"

Atlantic RecordsTwo new tracks from the forthcoming The Hamilton Mixtape have arrived for your weekend listening pleasure. 

Usher's rendition of "Wait for It" features the vocalist singing about the power of love which doesn't discriminate between sinners and saints.  

Meanwhile, another new release from the mixtape album, "Wrote My Way Out," features Nas trading lyrics with Dave EastAloe Blacc and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, on how United States founding father Alexander Hamilton wrote his way out of poverty.

Both songs are now available to stream and download. The Hamilton Mixtape comes out December 2. 

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Friday
Nov182016

Trey Songz Is "Comin Home" for the Holidays

James DimmockTrey Songz's new single, "Comin Home" has just arrived in time for this year's holiday season. The song showcases Trey's buttery vocals as he explains that "Christmas will be nothing" without his girl. 

"So I'm comin' home/I'm comin' home/I'm comin' home to the one that I love/It'll be nothing/Without you," sings Trey on the track. 

Songz recently wrapped starring roles in two films currently in post-production -- the WWE Studios-produced thriller Brother's Blood and the action-crime drama Blood Brother.  

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Friday
Nov182016

Andy Grammer to Return to "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday Night

ABC/Randy HolmesAndy Grammer came in sixth place on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars, and he'll be returning to the show this Tuesday night for the show's big finale.

Andy will perform his new single "Fresh Eyes" on Tuesday, which is when we'll find out who will take home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy for season 23.  In addition, Babyface, who was one of the competitors this season, will return to perform "Winter Wonderland."

After that performance, Andy will head to Detroit to headline the halftime show during the NFL's 77th Thanksgiving Day Classic, as the Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings.

The finalists are gymnast Laurie Hernandez, NASCAR driver James Hinchcliffe, football star Calvin Johnson and country star Jana Kramer.

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Friday
Nov182016

AWOLNATION Shares Live "I Am" Video from Upcoming Concert Special

ABC/Randy HolmesAWOLNATION has shared a live video for their Run single "I Am." The clip is taken from the band's upcoming concert special, which airs tonight on DIRECTV's Audience Network.

"After the first album, it was hard for me to find 'that place.' In digesting the success that I never had before, it was tricky for me," frontman Aaron Bruno tells Billboard. "After hitting a couple of speed bumps along the way, 'I Am' was one of the songs I wrote that definitely helped push me to go as far as I could in making the record."

You can watch the "I Am" live video now on Billboard.com.

AWOLNATION's concert special premieres on the Audience Network November 18 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Friday
Nov182016

Dan + Shay's Dan Smyers Celebrates His Engagement in Hawaii 

ABC/Image Group LAIt’s official! Dan + Shay are both off the market.

While Shay Mooney revealed his engagement to former Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley in August, Dan Smyers apparently sealed the deal in the past few days.

On Thursday, he shared a photo with longtime girlfriend Abby Law toasting each other during their travels, along with the caption, “Cham-plane…” Then on Friday, all was revealed as the two simultaneously posted the happy news to their socials.

“There are few words to fully convey this feeling of complete happiness,” Abby said. “Daniel Smyers, knowing and loving you has been the most rewarding part of my life thus far and continuing our journey together as your wife will be an honor. I love you so much my heart could explode!!! Ya’ll WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!”

“We’re gonna save all the animals together, FOREVER,” dog lover Dan countered. “ I love you, @abbydlaw!” adding “(and Yes, the Hawaii rainbow is real),” along with a photo of the two on Waikiki Beach, with Abby’s engagement ring clearly visible.

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Friday
Nov182016

Florida Georgia Line Set to Give -- and Perhaps Receive -- Awards at Sunday's AMAs

ABC/Image Group LATyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will get a chance to show off their mad skills with the teleprompter at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Florida Georgia Line has been added to the list of the presenters at this year’s show, along with the likes of Ryan SeacrestShark Tank’s Mark Cuban and model Chrissy Teigen.

Tyler and Bryan won’t just be passing out trophies, they may be taking some home as well. FGL is nominated for both Favorite Country Duo or Group and Favorite Country Song for “H.O.L.Y.”

You can find out who wins as the 2016 AMAs air live from Los Angeles Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Friday
Nov182016

Halle Berry Makes a Guest Appearance on Bruno Mars' New Album 

Atlantic RecordsBruno Mars' new album, 24K Magic, is out now, and it includes collaborations with Babyface, rapper T-Pain and....Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry?

Berry appears on the throwback-sounding track "Calling All My Lovelies," in which Bruno threatens to call all the other women he's allegedly got lined up because the woman he really loves is ignoring his phone calls.  At one point, we hear a phone ringing, and then we hear Halle say, "Hi, you've reached Halle Berry. I can't get to the phone right now but if you leave your name and number, I'll get right back to you. Mwah!"

A frustrated Bruno responds, "Pick up the phone, pick up the phone/Cause all this lovin' needs a home!"

As for Babyface, he co-wrote the song "Too Good to Say Goodbye," while T-Pain joins Bruno on the song "Straight Up & Down."

Here's the 24K Magic track listing:

"24K Magic"
"Chunky"
"Perm"
"That’s What I Like"
"Versace on the Floor"
"Straight Up & Down"
"Calling All My Lovelies"
"Finesse"
"Too Good to Say Goodbye"

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