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Jan182019

Cardi B reportedly lands Pepsi Super Bowl ad; senators debate retweeting her "gov't shutdown" video 

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We may not see Cardi B onstage during the Super Bowl halftime show, but we'll definitely see her on our TV screens during the big game.

Following a report by TMZ, a source confirms to E! News that Cardi has filmed a Pepsi ad that's going to air during the Super Bowl on February 3. Stars who've appeared in past Pepsi ads have included everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna, to Britney Spears, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj.

During Super Bowl weekend, Cardi will be in Atlanta to headline the final night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival on February 2 with Bruno Mars.

As for the halftime show, Cardi reportedly had been in talks to appear with Maroon 5 to perform "Girls Like You," but when TMZ asked her about it last year, she said she'd do it "When [the NFL] hire[s] Colin Kaepernick back."

In other Cardi B news, her viral, hilarious rant about the government shutdown has been a topic of conversation among several Democratic senators, who like what she says, but are a little skittish when it comes to the non-stop profanity in the video.

Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii tweeted, "(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video)," and Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut replied, "Omg, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago!"

Schatz replied, "Ok you do it. And say retweets are not endorsements, especially the language, and I will retweet." To which Murphy replied, "DHYB," aka "Don't hold your breath."

Finally, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer chimed in, "Guys, I’m still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?" Schatz replied, "We decided not to do it. Wouldn’t be senatorial."

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Friday
Jan182019

Gladys Knight wants to "Give the anthem back its voice" with Super Bowl performance

Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Super Bowl GospelGladys Knight says she wants to "give the anthem back its voice" when she performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl next month.

The comment came in response to Variety asking the legendary singer what her stance is on how the NFL has treated former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  The league's alleged mistreatment of Kaepernick over his decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice has effectively cost him his NFL career.  It's also prompted harsh criticism from his supporters of Super Bowl halftime performers Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, and is said to have prompted other music stars, including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY Z, to decline invitations to appear during the game.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight  wrote in her statement to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."

Knight goes on to say, "I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life... I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII."

Knight's statement ends: “No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it.  I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us.”

Super Bowl 53 will take place at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium February 3.

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Friday
Jan182019

Watch now: Ariana Grande releases new single, "7 Rings"

Republic Records/UMGAriana Grande's all about treating herself to the finer things in life in her new single, "7 Rings," which she released just after midnight last night.

Set in large part to the melody of "My Favorite Things" from the classic musical The Sound of Music, Ariana makes it perfectly clear that she doesn't need to be in a relationship to enjoy herself, or her hard-earned money. 

"Wearing a ring, but ain't gonna be no Mrs.," she sings.  "Buy matching diamonds for six of my b******/I'd rather spoil all my friends with my riches/Think retail therapy my new addiction/Whoever said money can't solve your problems?"

The video shows Ariana and dozens of her closest female friends partying in high style in a luxury mansion, draped in jewels and drinking champagne.

Speaking of those matching diamonds, word is "7 Rings" was inspired by a shopping spree Ariana enjoyed to take her mind off of her breakup with Pete Davidson, during which she's said to have bought herself and six friends diamond rings.

"7 Rings" is the third single off of Ariana's forthcoming Thank U, Next album, following "Imagine" and the title track.

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Friday
Jan182019

Michael Bublé explains why his upcoming Super Bowl ad is "worthy" of the big game 

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For years, people have been making fun of Michael Bublé's last name, dubbing him him "Micky Bubbles," "Boobs," and any number of variations on that theme.  But hey, who's laughing now?  Michael's unusual last name is the reason why Pepsi tapped him to star in its new Super Bowl ad.

As previously reported, during the big game, Michael will appear in a commercial for Pepsi's sparkling water brand, "bubly." The concept of the ad is that Michael thinks the beverage is named after him, and so it should be pronounced "bublé."  In a teaser clip, Michael is seen scrawling over the "y" on cans of bubly, and replacing it with an accented "E."

"It's amazing that after years of people telling me I should change my name, one of the greatest advantages I've had as an entertainer is that same name!" Michael tells ABC Radio.

"I thought it was very clever, I thought it was really funny," he says of the concept. "I knew that once we started filming, and once I'd seen the concept that this would be worthy of a Super Bowl ad. 'Cause I think that's sort of important thing.  I think that you're seeing the best of the best when you see the Super Bowl ads."

"You're seeing the most thought-out, diverse, funny, interesting ads," Michael continues. "And they really compete against each other...so yeah, I put pressure on myself, and I think the director did too. And I think Pepsi did as well. So we're really, really proud of it."

"I can't wait for people to see the full thing," he laughs. "I think people are gonna really like it." 

Ten days after the Super Bowl, Michael kicks off his tour in support of his new album, Love.

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Friday
Jan182019

Eric Church is ready to Double Down on tour, but he's not planning to repeat himself

ABC/Image Group LAIf you want to hear all your Eric Church favorites on his Double Down Tour, you'll need to plan to go to both of his shows in your town.

For his 2019 trek, Eric's repeating what he did two years ago: foregoing an opening act in favor of playing a longer show himself. The tour's name hints at this year's noticeable difference: Eric's playing two nights in each city, and he's not planning on much duplication between the two concerts.

"Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s only about five songs from our back catalog that are gonna be [performed on] both nights," the North Carolina native reveals. "I’m going to play most of the Desperate Man album over the two nights, probably six a night for those."

"We’re gonna play ‘Smoke a Little Smoke’ one night," he continues, "but you won’t get it the next. You’re gonna get ‘Drink in My Hand’ the next, but you won’t get it the first one."

Eric's first stop on tour is Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

"We’re gonna make this a little bit where there’ll be those [recognizable] songs in there, but they won’t be both nights unless you go to both nights," he explains. "It’s just the way we’re gonna do it."

"I think our catalog will let us do it," Eric adds. "If you come, you’re gonna hear ‘Sinners Like Me’ one night, but not both nights. And I think that it’ll make it interesting for the people that are coming, and it’ll make the show fun for us."

The only city where Eric isn't playing two nights is Nashville. Instead, he'll do a May 25 stadium date at the home of the Tennessee Titans.

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Friday
Jan182019

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Vince GillRicky SkaggsMarty Stuart and more will help bluegrass legend Del McCoury celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday, February 13 at a special "Grand Del Opry" show at the Opry House in Nashville.

"Rock On" hitmaker Tucker Beathard will launch his 2019 Ride On Tour February 22 at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can check out Maddie & Tae's acoustic take on their hit "Friends Don't" in a new YouTube video.

Michael Ray performs his latest hit "One That Got Away," in a behind-the-scenes video of his tour rehearsals posted on Instagram. The Florida native kicked off the 2019 trek Thursday night in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Friday
Jan182019

Jacquees taps LA rapper Blueface for '"You" remix 

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BETWith his latest single "You" nearing the top of the charts, Jacquees has recruited L.A. rapper Blueface for the ballad's official remix.

Over the dialed-down arrangement, Blueface strays from his signature off-kilter flow to deliver a sing-song style of rhymes.  

"Blueface, baby, yeah, alright 2 A.M/tryna pull up on a late night/Last time that we talked, it went left/Had to pull up just to make right," the Internet sensation croons in an Autotuned vocal.

“You” is lifted from Jacquees’ debut album 4275. The Cash Money signee kicked off a headlining tour last week, along with TK KravitzBluff City and FYB as special guests. 

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Friday
Jan182019

Neal Schon invites Steve Perry to attend a concert by his new Journey-themed side project

Robert Knight; ABC/Lou RoccoJourney guitarist Neal Schon has invited his former band mate Steve Perry to attend one of his new side project Journey Through Time's two recently announced shows, which will take place next month in California.

A post on Schon's Twitter feed reads, "here's an Open invitation to Steve Perry to come out on [either] the 22nd or 23rd would love to see you Steve."

Specifically, the concerts are scheduled for February 22 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson and February 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Schon's tweet links out to a recent video by prolific classic-rock-themed YouTube blogger The Real Music Observer, who suggested that Neal reach out to Steve and ask his old collaborator to join him at the gigs.

As previously reported, Journey Through Time also features original Journey and Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, former Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza, Aerosmith and Steven Tyler collaborator Marti Frederiksen on multiple instruments and Chris Collins on guitar and keyboards.

The band will be playing a mix of classics and deep cuts by Journey, as well as some Santana tunes. Tickets to both concerts are on sale now.

After Journey's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, Schon told multiple media outlets that he and Perry had reconnected and had spoken of meeting for coffee, but Neal revealed recently that he hadn't seen Steve since the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Perry, whose first solo album in more than 20 years, Traces, was released in October, told CBS Sunday Morning at that time that he wasn't interested in reuniting with Journey.

"I love going forward," he said." I love going to the edge of what's next, and for me that would be a return."

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Friday
Jan182019

Mike Posner's new album "A Real Good Kid" is about finding "the beauty and the peace" in suffering 

Island RecordsMusic helps people get through hard times, and that's certainly true for Mike Posner. He says making his new album A Real Good Kid helped him deal with personal loss and allowed him to "transform" his "suffering into something beautiful."

A Real Good Kid was inspired by the emotional roller coaster Mike's been on for the past three years. He's had great career success, but he also lost his father and his friend Avicii, and split with his girlfriend.

Asked to describe what the album's about, Mike tells ABC Radio, "Being on this high -- 'Took a Pill in Ibiza' is the biggest, y'know, top 10 song in Spotify history -- and getting a call that your dad has a tumor the size of a tangerine in his head."

"Moving to Detroit, helping him die, moving back to L.A., falling in love, that relationship ending -- and then trying to find the beauty and the peace that's inside all of that -- that's what it's about," he adds.

But luckily, Mike had music to see him through.

"I think we all have anger and sadness and loneliness at times, and music is a good place to express that," he explains. "My good friend...says 'art is alchemy'....You're attempting to transform your suffering into something beautiful."

Mike also dealt with his loss by putting his stuff in storage and living in his van for several months.

"When you have the million-dollar house and everyone that you hang out with works for you, and you have the fancy car, that is a departure from reality. That is a retreat," he tells ABC Radio. "And so I wanted to not be in retreat. I wanted to be in reality." 

Mike will get another dose of reality starting March 1, when he starts walking across America.

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Friday
Jan182019

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus reveals sad origin of "Adam's Song" lyric

ABC/Paula LoboIf listening to Blink-182's "Adam's Song" doesn't already make you sad, then this newly revealed detail about one of the track's lyrics definitely will.

During a Twitter Q&A session, a fan asked bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus about the "Adam's Song" line that goes "Remember the time that I spilled the cup/Of apple juice in the hall." In response, Hoppus wrote that it came from an incident that happened when he was a kid and his parents were "headed for divorce."

"They were arguing in their room behind a closed door and I was in the hallway listening, frightened, to their muffled voices," Hoppus said. "Suddenly the noise stopped, their door opened, and I ran, spilling my apple juice."

A track from 1999's Enema of the State, "Adam's Song" was a marked departure from much of Blink's more lighthearted and crude material, tackling subjects such as loneliness, depression and suicidal thoughts. Originally peaking at #2 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, it's become one of Blink's most popular and enduring singles.

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Friday
Jan182019

With debut album "STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS," FEVER 333 wants to represent "what it means to demonstrate your activism"

Credit: Jimmy FontaineFEVER 333's full-length debut album STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS arrives today, boasting 10 tracks of righteous fury that tackles everything from gun violence to racial inequality. It starts off with a news broadcast covering a mass protest, and frontman Jason Aalon Butler envisions the whole album as a continuation of that movement.

Speaking to ABC Radio, Butler says that STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS is meant to represent "the essence of what it is to involve yourself in a demonstration."

"Also the idea of what it means to demonstrate your activism," he continues. "What it means to exhibit and represent your own theory, your own protest, and put that in the form of a sonic presentation."

STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS continues FEVER 333's combination of punk and hip hop heard in songs like the Grammy-nominated single "Made an America," while adding environmental sounds such as gunshots or sirens to create a "tactile" experience.

Overall, though, the album carries a message of hope, and reflects the band's mission of "community, charity and change."  Those ideals are represented in the name FEVER 333: three words that begin with the letter "C," the third letter in the alphabet.

Those elements are particularly represented on songs like "PREY FOR ME/3," "INGLEWOOD/3" and "OUT OF CONTROL/3," which explains the "/3" distinction in their name. Butler also used the "/3" to communicate that the song contains multiple parts, beginning with a question and ending with an answer.

"If you were to feel as though the first [part] maybe dismal or open-ended, I'm hoping to close all the questions and offer a sense of hope with the secondary or annexed joint song," he explains. 

FEVER 333 will be touring with Bring Me the Horizon starting January 23 in Nashville.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Watch The Glorious Sons rock Toronto in "S.O.S (Sawed Off Shotgun)" video 

BMG/Black Box RecordingsThe Glorious Sons have released the video for their single "S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)." Filmed live last fall in Toronto, the clip, streaming now via Billboard.com, finds the Canadian rockers delivering an impassioned performance in front of some 10,000 fans.

"S.O.S" is featured on The Glorious Sons' 2017 album Young Beauties and Fools. It currently sits at number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, and in the top 30 on Alternative Songs.

"I think the reason this song is connecting and resonating with people is because it's about real issues that we all face, it's a sign of the times," vocalist Brett Emmons tells Billboard. "It's time for the genre to get back to its roots, and I'm not talking about the sonics. Rock n Roll should be dangerous, it should be rebellious, and has to start making people think again."

The Glorious Sons will launch a U.S. headlining tour February 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Double Trouble keyboardist Reese Wynans' debut album to feature Sam Moore, ex-Allman Brothers members & more

J&R AdventuresVeteran blues-rock keyboardist Reese Wynans, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble, will put out his debut solo album, Sweet Release, on March 1.

The album was produced by acclaimed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who plays on five of the record's 13 tracks. Sweet Release also features contributions from soul legend Sam Moore, Double Trouble's drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon and former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Jack Pearson -- plus Bonnie Bramlett, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eagles member Vince Gill and Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall.

Sweet Release includes covers by artists who inspired or worked with the 71-year-old Wynans over the course of his 50-year career. The title track is a 1969 song by Boz Scaggs, and the album also features four tunes previously recorded by Vaughan and Double Trouble: "Crossfire," "Say What," "Hard to Be" and "Riviera Paradise."

"I've never had an album out with my name on it before, so I'm very excited," Wynans notes. "I'd like this record to make people feel happy and celebrate the music. Because that's what we were doing."

Sweet Release's lead track is Winans' rendition of "Crossfire," which features Moore on lead vocals. The original song topped Billboard's rock chart in 1989. Fans can access a free download of the tune now at ReeseWynans.com and JBonamassa.com.

Wynans' many career highlights include playing with founding Allman Brothers members Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley on the late-'60s band The Second Coming, playing in the group Captain Beyond with ex-Deep Purple singer Rod Evans and contributing to three Carole King albums.

You can check out a behind-the-scenes video about the making of Sweet Release at Bonamassa's official YouTube channel.

Here's the album's track list:

"Crossfire"
"Say What"
"That Driving Beat"
"You're Killing My Love"
"Sweet Release"
"Shape I'm In"
"Hard to Be"
"Riviera Paradise"
"Take the Time"
"So Much Trouble"
"I've Got the Right to Be Blue"
"Soul Island"
"Blackbird"

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Thursday
Jan172019

Vampire Weekend planning to release double album; new music dropping next week

Burak Cingi/RedfernsVampire Weekend hasn't released a new album since 2013's Modern Vampires of the City, but that's about to change.

In an Instagram post, frontman Ezra Koenig announces that the band is planning to release an 18-song double album. He wouldn't reveal the full title of the record, but did say it has the initials "FOTB."

The exact release date of the album has yet to be revealed, but Koenig says VW will be releasing "three two-song drops every month until the record is out," suggesting that it will arrive sometime in April or May. By the way, the first drop will happen next week, so be on the lookout for that.

You can also catch Vampire Weekend live this year at the Hangout and Firefly festivals.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Nelly weighs in on the Super Bowl halftime controversy: "I don't see the big deal"

ABC/Paula LoboDespite the controversy surrounding this year's Super Bowl halftime show, Nelly is one artist who doesn't necessarily see "the big deal."

Thursday, the rap phenom shared his thoughts on the coveted event with TMZ as he was leaving LAX.

"What people have to understand, if you're really against the NFL, the halftime show is not what you should be concerned about," he told TMZ's cameraman. "[The NFL] don't get paid through the halftime show."

"If you're trying to make a stand against the NFL, you should probably not watch it on Sunday or you should not go to the games. The halftime show is irrelevant," he added.  The rapper is speaking from experience: He performed with a bunch of other artists in both the 2001 and 2004 halftime shows.

The Country Grammar star added that if he had been asked to perform at this year's show, he would have most likely accepted the offer.

As previously reported, this year's performers, including Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, were hit with criticism following the announcement of their participation. In addition to the public discourse on social media, a petition was also created asking for the performers to take a knee during their respective sets. 

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Thursday
Jan172019

Andy Grammer's new song, "Don't Give Up On Me," featured in trailer to "Five Feet Apart"

CBS Films/LionsgateAndy Grammer is contributing a brandnew song to the soundtrack of the upcoming film Five Feet Apart.

The song, “Don’t Give Up On Me,” can be heard in the movie’s new trailer. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star as two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love, despite being advised to keep a safe distance from each other for the sake of their health.

The film is directed by Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni, who is an old pal of Andy's.

"To [Justin Baldoni], from being my 1st roommate in LA, crashing on each other’s couches, to now producing & directing your 1st film, @FiveFeetApart," Andy tweeted. "I couldn’t be more proud brotha! Having you use my song for such a special project means the world."

Five Feet Apart hits theaters this March.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard and Luke Combs each score Triple Plays

CMAThomas RhettFlorida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, and Luke Combs have all managed to score a Triple Play in the last twelve months.

Every year, the Country Music Association presents the Triple Play Award to songwriters who’ve managed to pen three #1 hits over the course of a twelve-month period.

“Unforgettable,” “Marry Me,” and “Life Changes,” are TR’s latest chart toppers, while Tyler wrote FGL’s “Meant to Be” and “Simple,” as well as Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy.”

Luke, meanwhile, composed his hits “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” and “One Number Away.” He’ll also play a special edition of the CMA Songwriters Series on Tuesday, February 19 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.

Fellow honorees Nicolle GalyonAshley GorleyJosh KearChase McGill, and Josh Osborne will join him. They’ll be celebrated, along with songwriters Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally, at a luncheon that same day.

Tickets to the February 19 show are available now at CMASongwritersSeries.com.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Madonna docudrama about her pre-fame days gets a March 12 release date

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCWanna see what Madonna was up to before she became a global superstar? A new docudrama about her pre-fame days, Madonna and the Breakfast Club, is set to be released in March.

The film follows the Queen of Pop when she was unknown musician in the ‘80s in New York City, performing with a pop group called the Breakfast Club. Madonna formed the group in 1979 with Dan Gilroy, who she was dating at the time, and she was alternately the band’s drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, songwriter and singer.

Madonna left the band before their first single was even released in 1984. The group later had a hit with “Right on Track,” which reached number seven on the Billboard chart in 1987.

The docudrama will feature reenacted scenes with actress Jamie Auld playing Madonna, as well as interviews with Gilroy, his brother Ed, and bandmate Gary Burke.

Madonna and the Breakfast Club will be available across digital and video on-demand platforms on March 12.

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Thursday
Jan172019

Report: Rihanna teaming with iconic fashion house LVMH to launch her own luxury line

Mark Ganzon/Getty Images for Fenty BeautyRihanna's reign just won't let up. The Bajan star is reportedly in talks with fashion powerhouse LVMH to launch her own luxury line, Women's Wear Daily reports. 

Sources tell WWD that LVMH, the French conglomerate that owns brands such as Moet, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, have been secretly negotiating a partnership with Rihanna. LVMH has reportedly also handpicked employees from within the company, including workers from the Celine and Louis Vuitton lines, to work with Rih on the project.

If the partnership is confirmed, the line would be the first brand to launch from scratch under the LVMH umbrella since Christian Lacroix in 1987.

While details about the line are scarce, Rih's luxury fashion house will reportedly include ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and leather goods. 

The project will represent yet another foray into the world of fashion for the singer, who recently served as the creative director of Puma, and has struck gold with her Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty lines of makeup and lingerie, respectively.

In other news, the "Work" chart topper is currently embroiled in a legal dispute with her father, Ronald Fenty, for attempting to exploit her Fenty brand for his entertainment company. 

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Thursday
Jan172019

Tyga fires back at Soulja Boy with receipts: "Who had the biggest comeback?!

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesTyga has responded to Soulja Boy's claims of having the biggest comeback of 2018 by offering up a few receipts of his own. 

Wednesday night, the "Taste" rapper took to Twitter to share a comparison of his and Soulja's Spotify streaming numbers to date. The side-by-side images reveal that Tyga amassed 884 million streams on the platform, where as the "Crank That" pioneer received 98 million streams. 

"Who had the biggest comeback?!," T-Raww captioned the post along, with a series of crying face emojis.  

A few hours later, Soulja shared a retort of his own by reiterating a few recent points he's made.

"I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!," he tweeted on Thursday morning. 

Tyga, however, is capitalizing on the ongoing feud by dropping off his first release of 2019. Thursday, the Compton artist debuted a new video and new single titled "Floss In The Bank."

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