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Tuesday
Oct172017

Listen to an early demo of Metallica's "Master of Puppets"

Blackened RecordingsMetallica has shared an early demo of "Master of Puppets," which will be included on the band's forthcoming deluxe box set reissue of their iconic 1986 album. You can download the track now via digital outlets.

Recorded in June 1985, the "Master of Puppets" demo is a rawer version of the song, and feels more like a track from Metallica's first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning.

The deluxe Master of Puppets album reissue will be released on November 10. Metallica's also working on reissues of the next two albums in their discography: 1988's ...And Justice for All and 1991's self-titled record, aka The Black Album.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Britney Spears smooches boyfriend Sam Asghari in PDA-heavy Instagram video

Getty Images via ABCBritney Spears isn’t afraid to show her affection for her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

The singer posted a video to Instagram showing a montage of kissing scenes between the couple, set to a classical music soundtrack.

In one scene, Britney spins into his arms and they kiss. In another, she sits on his lap poolside and plants a smooch on him. And in the final clip, she sports a kitty cat Snapchat filter and turns to give Sam a peck.

“CLASSIC MOOD with [Sam Asghari] #mylove,” Britney captions the post.

The two met on the set of Britney’s “Slumber Party” video last year.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Selena Gomez posts message of empowerment for little sister 

Image Group LA/ABCSelena Gomez makes a great big sister.

The singer posted a video to Instagram showing a special moment between her and her 4-year-old sister, Gracie, along with an empowering message about her sibling.

In the video, Gracie says, “I’m not scared.” To which Selena responds, “’Cause you’re fearless right? You’re not scared of anything, right?” Then the two share a high five.

Selena captions the post, “I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth.”

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Pink and Beautiful Trauma on track for the year's best-selling week for a female artist

Kurt IswarienkoIt seems like a lot of fans are happy Pink's back.

The singer's new album, Beautiful Trauma, her first album of original solo material since 2012's The Truth About Love, is on track for a big #1 debut on the Billboard album chart.  Experts predict that the album will enter the chart with first-week sales of more than 300,000 units.  That would be the biggest sales week of 2017 so far for any album by a woman.

So far, 2017's biggest sales week for a woman has been 180,000 units, courtesy of Katy Perry's Witness.  The last time a woman sold over 300,000 units in a week was in 2016, when Beyonce's Lemonade moved 321,000 units in its second chart week.

According to Billboard, Beautiful Trauma's sales are being helped by the fact that anyone who bought a ticket to Pink's upcoming tour also received a copy of the album.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert put California mansion on the market 

ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaIf you're looking to purchase a brand-new mansion, Tamar Braxton and hubby Vincent Herbert are putting theirs up for sale

According to Variety, the couple's 13,716-square-foot Mediterranean home in Calabasas, California is on the market for $15 million. 

They bought it in 2013 for $10.5 million. 

Tamar and Vince's three-story estate comes complete with seven bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, a home theater, game room, office, wine cellar with tasting room, recording studio with an elevator, and a poolside guesthouse.   

The mansion is located inside the double-gated Estates at The Oaks, in which a number of other celebrities live, including Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian and Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson

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Tuesday
Oct172017

2017 Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl releases include discs from McCartney, Queen, Aretha, Doors & More

Courtesy of Record Store DayThanksgiving is approaching and so is the 2017 edition of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, held this year on November 24. As usual, a wide variety of cool limited-edition vinyl discs will be available exclusively in independent record stores, including releases by Paul McCartney, Queen, Aretha Franklin, The Doors and Cat Stevens.

McCartney has two seven-inch singles being released, both featuring a rendition of his holiday classic "Wonderful Christmastime" backed by The Roots. One version is pressed on red vinyl and features Norah Jones performing the song "Peace" on the flip side. The second comes in green vinyl and has The Decemberists covering Big Star's "Jesus Christ" on the flip side.

Queen's offering is a 12-inch single featuring the classics "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's News of the World album.

Franklin will be releasing a seven-inch single that includes enhanced versions of her trademark tune "Respect" and her hit "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)," with new accompaniment from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Doors' Black Friday release is a remastered, two-LP version of the band's 1970 Absolutely Live album pressed on midnight-blue vinyl.

Yusuf, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, is issuing a picture-disc version of his recently released studio album, The Laughing Apple, which features new renditions of some of his early recordings.

Other 2017 Record Store Day Black Friday releases include discs from Chuck Berry, Blue Oyster Cult, The Byrds, Cheap Trick, Petula Clark, The Grateful Dead, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Procol Harum, The Raspberries, Otis Redding, Toto and The Turtles.

Check out the full list at RecordStoreDay.com.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

2017 Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl releases include discs from McCartney, Rush, Queen, Doors & More

Courtesy of Record Store DayThanksgiving is approaching and so is the 2017 edition of the Record Store Day campaign's Black Friday event, held this year on November 24. As usual, a wide variety of cool limited-edition vinyl discs will be available exclusively in independent record stores, including releases by Paul McCartney, Rush, Queen, The Doors and Blue Oyster Cult.

McCartney has two seven-inch singles that will be available on Black Friday, both featuring a rendition of his holiday classic "Wonderful Christmastime" backed by The Roots on the A-side. One is pressed on red vinyl and features Norah Jones performing the song "Peace" on the flip side, and the second comes in green vinyl and has The Decemberists covering Big Star's "Jesus Christ" on the B-Side.

Rush's contribution to the campaign is a seven-inch single featuring "Closer to the Heart" backed with "Madrigal," both tracks from the 1977 album A Farewell to Kings.

Queen's offering is a 12-inch single featuring the classics "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's News of the World album.

The Doors' Black Friday release is a remastered, two-LP version of the band's 1970 Absolutely Live album pressed on midnight-blue vinyl.

Blue Oyster Cult is issuing a two-disc set called Rarities Vol. 1 (1969-1976) featuring 17 tunes by the rockers that have never appeared on LP.

Other 2017 Record Store Day Black Friday releases include discs from Chuck Berry, Tommy Bolin, The Byrds, Cheap Trick, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Greg Lake, Iggy Pop, Procol Harum, Lou Reed, Southside Johnny, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Toto, Twisted Sister, Utopia, Neil Young and Frank Zappa.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the full list.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Bjork shares detailed account of alleged sexual harassment 

Credit: C Flanigan/WireImageAfter saying she was sexually harassed by a "Danish director" while working on a movie, Bjork has shared a detailed account of her experience on the set.

In a Facebook post, the musician says the unnamed director would wrap his arms around her after each take and "stroked me sometimes for minutes against my wishes." 

"When after 2 months of this I said he had to stop the touching, he exploded and broke a chair in front of everyone on set," Bjork writes. She adds that the director would whisper "sexual offers from him with graphic descriptions, sometimes with his wife standing next to us."

Bjork says that the situation intensified further while filming in Sweden, when the director "threatened to climb from his room's balcony over to mine in the middle of the night with a clear sexual intention, while his wife was in the room next door."

While Bjork doesn't reveal the identity of the director, she's only worked with one Danish filmmaker: Lars von Trier, on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.  Bjork writes in her post that the unnamed director's producer would leak false stories to the press in order to sully her reputation, including that she ripped up and ate pieces of her wardrobe during filming.

"I have never eaten a shirt," Bjork writes on Facebook, referring the story. "Not sure that is even possible."

"I didn't comply or agree on being sexually harassed. That was then portrayed as me being difficult," Bjork concludes. "If being difficult is standing up to being treated like that, I'll own it."

In response to Bjork's initial allegations, von Trier's assistant told Rolling Stone, "Lars declines the accusations Bjork has made, but doesn't wish to comment any further."

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Solange leads 2017 Soul Train Awards nominations 

Carlota GuerreroNominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards have been announced and leading the pack is Solange, with seven nominations, including a nod for Best R&B/Soul Female artist and another for Album/Mixtape of the Year, for her album A Seat at the Table.

Bruno Mars follows the "Cranes in the Sky" singer with six nominations, including Song of the Year for "That's What I Like," and Video of the Year for his hit track "24K Magic."  

Seven-time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton, who's releasing her new album, Sex & Cigarettes, next year, will receive the prestigious Don Cornelius Legend Award for her impressive contributions to the music industry. 

In addition, Grammy-award nominated R&B trio SWV will be honored with the third annual Lady of Soul Award. 

A number of other stars including SZAThe WeekndMary J. BligeKhalidLecraeTamela MannChance the RapperDJ KhaledCardi BLalah HathawayKehlani and Chris Brown are also listed as nominees. 

The 2017 Soul Train Awards airs November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET and BET HER. 

Here's the complete list of nominees: 

Best New Artist
6lack
H.E.R.
Kevin Ross
Khalid
Sza

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Kehlani
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mary J. Blige
Solange
Sza

Soul Train Certified Award
Bell Biv Devoe
Johnny Gill
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mack Wilds

Video of the Year
Beyoncé -- "All Night"
Bruno Mars -- "24K Magic"
Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane -- "Party"
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"
Solange -- "Cranes in the Sky"

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Chance the Rapper
Charlie Wilson
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

Album/Mixtape of the Year
Bruno Mars -- 24k Magic
Mary J. Blige -- Strength of a Woman
Solange -- A Seat at the Table
Sza -- Ctrl
The Weeknd -- Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
Cardi B -- "Bodak Yellow"
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee -- "Unforgettable"
Kendrick Lamar -- "Humble."
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj -- "Rake It Up"

Song of the Year
Bruno Mars -- "That’s What I Like"
Childish Gambino -- "Redbone"
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"
Khalid -- "Location"
Solange -- "Cranes in the Sky"

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
"Cranes in the Sky" -- Written by: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)
"Location" -- Written by: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)
"Love Me Now" -- Written by: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)
"Redbone" -- Written by: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donaldmckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)
"Versace on the Floor" -- Written by: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance Performance
Bruno Mars -- "24K Magic"
Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane -- "Party"
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"
Solange Ft. Sampha -- "Don’t Touch My Hair"
Wizkid Ft. Drake -- "Come Closer"

Best Collaboration
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"
Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller -- "Insecure"
Mary J. Blige Ft. Kanye West -- "Love Yourself"
Solange Ft. Sampha -- "Don’t Touch My Hair"
Sza Ft. Travis Scott -- "Love Galore"

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Enter the "Little Dark Age": MGMT premieres new song 

Credit: Brad EltermanThe new age of MGMT has begun -- specifically, a "Little Dark Age." That's the name of the band's new song, the first preview of their first album in over four years.

You can grab "Little Dark Age" now via digital platforms. The song is accompanied by creepy, puritanical video, which is streaming now on YouTube.

"Little Dark Age" is also the title track from the new album, which is due out early 2018. The band's last album was their 2013 self-titled effort.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

"Dance with the One That Brought You": Shania Twain set to guest judge, perform on "Dancing with the Stars"

Mercury NashvilleShania Twain’s already demonstrated she knows a thing or two about fancy footwork in a handful of her iconic music videos.  Next week, she’ll share her knowledge as a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars.

The pop/country superstar will take her place at the judge’s table during movie night, as the celebrity contestants pay tribute to memorable dance moments from the silver screen.

Shania will also perform the track “Soldier,” which is featured in the film Thank You for Your Service. It’s also included on her new NOW album, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

You can see Shania on Dancing with the Stars Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThis #1 hit from 1973 was also the title track of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's third album of duets. Can you name this song, which mentions two Southern states? ANSWER:  "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man."

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Tuesday
Oct172017

On the wings of a Dove: Reba McEntire vies for Christian music's equivalent of a Grammy, tonight in Nashville

ABC/Image Group LA Reba McEntire has a shot at a career first: Tonight at Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s Lipscomb University, the Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer could win her very first Dove Award.

The Oklahoma native is up for both Album and Recorded Song of the Year in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots category at Christian music’s equivalent of the Grammys. Reba is nominated for the track “Back to God” from her Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope project.

“It's wonderful,” she tells ABC Radio. “I was very honored to get nominated for the album and the song. It's great to be accepted, no matter what kind of genre of music you're singing. But it was a thrill for me. I was very grateful.”  

Reba is set to sing on the show as well. You can watch her performance -- and see if she wins -- when the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on TBN.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Tears for Fears releasing new hits compilation, "Rule the World," featuring two new songs, next month

UMeHere's some news that will make Tears for Fears fans shout for joy. The veteran British duo is releasing their first career-spanning greatest-hits compilation, Rule the World, on November 10.

The 16-track album features all of the group's biggest hits, including chart-toppers "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout," as well as two brand-new tunes recorded especially for the collection.

The new tracks, "I Love You but I'm Lost" and "Stay," are the first new original tunes Tears for Fears has recorded since 2004.  Ahead of the album's release, "I Love You but I'm Lost" has been issued as a digital single, and also is available via streaming services.

Among the other well-known Tears for Fears songs featured on the album: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" and "Head over Heels," which peaked at #2 and #3, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the much-covered "Mad World."

You can pre-order the compilation on CD or vinyl now at TearsforFears.com; those pre-ordering the album will immediately receive a free download of "I Love You but I'm Lost." The vinyl version of Rule the World will arrive on January 12, 2018.

Tears for Fears currently has one concert left on its 2017 itinerary, a sold-out October 27 show at London's Royal Albert Hall, but the group will soon announce plans for a 2018 U.K. tour.

Here is the full track list for Rule the World:

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
"Shout"
"I Love You but I'm Lost"*
"Mad World"
"Sowing the Seeds of Love"
"Advice for the Young at Heart"
"Head over Heels"
"Woman in Chains"
"Change"
"Stay"*
"Pale Shelter"
"Mothers Talk"
"Break It Down Again"
"I Believe"
"Raoul and the Kings of Spain"
"Closest Thing to Heaven"

* = new track.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

(I Want to Go to) Vegas: Elvis Costello announces 2018 Sin City residency

Credit: James O'MaraElvis Presley played hundreds of shows in Las Vegas during the latter part of his career, and now that other Elvis -- Costello -- has announced plans to descend on Sin City next year for his first-ever residency there.

The acclaimed British singer/songwriter and his longtime backing band The Imposters will play a six-night stand running from February 28 through March 10 at the Wynn resort's intimate Encore Theater.

Costello's Vegas show is called Now/Not Now, and will feature performances of many of Elvis' best-known tunes along with some new compositions. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will mix some piano ballads and spoken-word interludes into the concerts, and also is expected to change the set on a nightly basis.

In addition to The Imposters, Costello will be accompanied by backing singers Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee at the Las Vegas shows. The concerts are Elvis' only confirmed 2018 performances.

Tickets for the Now/Not Now shows go on sale to the public this Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. PT, and can be purchased by calling 702-770-9966 or visiting WynnLasVegas.com. Here are all of the dates: February 28 and March 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10.

Meanwhile, Costello's 2017 schedule includes an appearance at the 2017 Little Kids Rock Foundation benefit gala on October 18 in New York City, where he'll be among the evening's honorees and performers. Elvis also will play an October 22 benefit show for The Musician Treatment Foundation in Austin, Texas, and will take part in a November 6 tribute concert to the late Leonard Cohen in Montreal.

Lastly, a new Costello song titled "You Shouldn't Look at Me That Way" will be heard in the upcoming movie Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, premiering later this year.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Nicki Minaj on JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Foxy Brown's influence: "I feel like I'm a part of all of them"

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCThere's no denying the influence Nicki Minaj has had on the music industry and on pop culture at large.

But when it comes to finding inspiration for herself when writing lyrics, the "Roman's Revenge" rapper name drops three other major artists with ease:  JAY-ZLil Wayne and Foxy Brown.

"Those are the three I keep in my head when I'm writing because they've influenced me so much," she tells New York TimesT magazine

"I feel like I'm a part of all of them." 

Despite all her success, Nicki reveals that early on in her career, she felt as though she had "so much going against" her, and surprisingly, she still feels as though she still has to prove herself to the world.

"Being black, being a woman, being a female rapper. No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone's favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., lyricist, as a writer," she explains. 

But, she adds, "I believe in my gift wholeheartedly. I kind of love that I've had to go through so many hurdles to get where I am because I feel like I deserve it."   

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Imagine Dragons featured on "NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 64"; Fall Out Boy included on "NOW That's What I Call the 00s"

UMeThe NOW compilation series keeps on trucking, and the next edition will feature Imagine Dragons.

The band's single "Thunder" is included on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64, which will arrive on November 3. The 16-track collections also features hits from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Pink and Katy Perry, among others.

Additionally, because it's never too early to feel nostalgic, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. On that album, also due November 3, you'll find Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down," Hoobastank's "The Reason," and pop smashes like Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again," Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and 'NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their new album Evolve, which includes the singles "Thunder," "Believer" and "Whatever It Takes." Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, kicks of a tour in support of their forthcoming album Mania this Friday, October 20 in Cleveland.

Here are the NOW album track lists:

NOW That's What I Call Music! 64
Charlie Puth -- "Attention"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber -- "Despacito (Remix)"
Shawn Mendes -- "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"
Sam Hunt -- "Body Like a Back Road"
Liam Payne ft. Quavo -- "Strip It Down"
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean -- "Feels"
Maroon 5 ft. SZA -- "What Lovers Do"
French Montana ft. Swae Lee -- "Unforgettable"
Childish Gambino -- "Redbone"
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"
Sam Smith -- "Too Good at Goodbyes"
Kesha -- "Praying"
P!nk -- "What About Us"
Bruno Mars -- "Versace on the Floor"
ZAYN ft. Sia -- "Dusk to Dawn"
Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder"

NOW Presents What's Next
Barns Courtney -- "Golden Dandelions"
DaniLeigh -- "Play"
Moon Taxi -- "Two High"
The Accidentals -- "Odyssey"
Billie Eilish -- "Ocean Eyes"
Molly Kate -- "Footprints"

NOW That's What I Call the 00s
Nelly -- "Hot in Herre "
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain -- "Low"
Joe ft. Mystikal -- "Stutter (Double Take Remix)"
Destiny’s Child -- "Independent Women Pt. 1"
Britney Spears -- "Oops, I Did It Again"
Black Eyed Peas -- "I Gotta Feeling"
Katy Perry -- "I Kissed A Girl"
Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"
Nelly Furtado -- "Promiscuous"
Maroon 5 -- "This Love"
Santana ft. Rob Thomas -- "Smooth"
NSYNC -- "Bye Bye Bye"
Kelly Clarkson -- "Since U Been Gone"
Miley Cyrus -- "Party in the USA"
Plain White Ts -- "Hey There Delilah"
The Fray -- "How to Save a Life"
Hoobastank -- "The Reason"
Fall Out Boy -- "Sugar, We’re Goin Down"

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Tuesday
Oct172017

"NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64" and "NOW That’s What I Call the 00s" coming November 3

UMeGet ready to add another volume of NOW That’s What I Call Music! to your collection.

The compilation series will be releasing its 64th volume next month, featuring 16 major hits from artists including Sam Smith, Pink, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.

Hit collaborations like “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Strip that Down” by Liam Payne featuring Quavo, and “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5 featuring SZA will also be featured.

And if you’re in the mood for some early ‘00s nostalgia, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. The collection includes hits like Britney Spears’ “Oops, I Did It Again,” Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” ‘NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.”  

Both collections will be released on November 3.

Here are the track lists:

NOW That’s What I Call Music! 64
Charlie Puth -- "Attention"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber -- "Despacito (Remix)"
Shawn Mendes -- "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"
Sam Hunt -- "Body Like a Back Road"
Liam Payne ft. Quavo -- "Strip It Down"
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean -- "Feels"
Maroon 5 ft. SZA -- "What Lovers Do"
French Montana ft. Swae Lee -- "Unforgettable"
Childish Gambino -- "Redbone"
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"
Sam Smith -- "Too Good at Goodbyes"
Kesha -- "Praying"
P!nk -- "What About Us"
Bruno Mars -- "Versace on the Floor"
ZAYN ft. Sia -- "Dusk to Dawn"
Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder"

NOW Presents What’s Next
Barns Courtney -- "Golden Dandelions"
DaniLeigh -- "Play"
Moon Taxi -- "Two High"
The Accidentals -- "Odyssey"
Billie Eilish -- "Ocean Eyes"
Molly Kate -- "Footprints"
 
NOW That’s What I Call the 00s
Nelly -- "Hot in Herre "
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain -- "Low"
Joe ft. Mystikal -- "Stutter (Double Take Remix)"
Destiny’s Child -- "Independent Women Pt. 1"
Britney Spears -- "Oops, I Did It Again"
Black Eyed Peas -- "I Gotta Feeling"
Katy Perry -- "I Kissed A Girl"
Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"
Nelly Furtado -- "Promiscuous"
Maroon 5 -- "This Love"
Santana ft. Rob Thomas -- "Smooth"
NSYNC -- "Bye Bye Bye"
Kelly Clarkson -- "Since U Been Gone"
Miley Cyrus -- "Party in the USA"
Plain White Ts -- "Hey There Delilah"
The Fray -- "How to Save a Life"
Hoobastank -- "The Reason"
Fall Out Boy -- "Sugar, We’re Going Down"

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Tuesday
Oct172017

The Weeknd recognized by RIAA for multi-platinum success

Courtesy of Republic RecordsThe Weeknd is being recognized by the Recording Industry Association of American for his multi-platinum achievements.

The singer has received two huge plaques commemorating his success. 

One recognizes The Weeknd for being the only artist to earn a 2X multi-platinum album in the last year that also includes four platinum or higher songs.

The album, of course, is Starboy.   

The title track went platinum five times, “I Feel It Coming” went double platinum, and “Party Monster” and “Reminder” both went platinum.

The Weeknd also received a plaque for scoring 11 platinum or multi-platinum certified songs during the past five years. 

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Listen now: A Perfect Circle unleashes new song, "The Doomed"

BMGFollowing last Friday's teaser, A Perfect Circle has officially premiered "The Doomed," the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's eMOTIVe. The heavy, political track is available now via digital platforms.

"Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe," says frontman Maynard James Keenan. "A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder."

"Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment," adds guitarist Billy Howerdel. "We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we're on."

The new album is due out in 2018. In the meantime, A Perfect Circle will launch a fall North American tour this Saturday, October 21 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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