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Ed Sheeran Unveils 2018 UK & European Stadium Tour Dates

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:59am
The only way for Ed Sheeran to go is up and up. After playing to a huge response at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, Sheeran has...
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Dave Chappelle Adds Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill, & More To New York Residency

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:20am
A night with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall seems like a gift all on its own. But a night with Dave and a number of top performers in...
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C-Pop Star Jolin Tsai on LGBTQ+ Representation in Her Music: 'I Am Just Following My Heart'

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:08am
Pop divas throughout history have often been prominent LGBTQ+ allies, and now it’s time to add Jolin Tsai to the list. A reigning goddess...
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Indie-Con to Launch in Australia

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:07am
The U.K.’s Indie-Con is heading Down Under.  The inaugural Indie-Con Australia will take place July 27-28 in Adelaide with a clear focus...
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Grenfell Tower Fundraising Single Set for Second Week at No. 1 in U.K., Radiohead Cruising to Albums Title

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:12am
The all-star fundraising cover of Simon & Garfunkel's “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Syco Music/Sony) is on track for a second...
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Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users Worldwide

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:13am
Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new mark was reached early...
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Bill Cosby Rejects Town Hall Tour Floated by Reps

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:08am
Bill Cosby's "town hall" tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said...
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Billy Joel Gives the Commencement Speech at His Long Island Alma Mater: Watch

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:31am
Fifty years ago, Billy Joel was supposed to graduate from Hicksville High School in his Long Island hometown of Hicksville, NY. But after a late-...
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Drake Announces Lineup For Eighth Annual OVO Fest

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:59am
Now that summer is in full effect, it’s just about time to starting amping up anticipation for the eighth annual OVO Fest. Drake dropped the...
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Watch '60s Soul Singers The Masqueraders Launch Their Comeback on 'America's Got Talent'

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:18am
The Masqueraders had a Hot 100 hit almost exactly 50 years ago with “I Ain't Got To Love Nobody Else.” Fast forward to 2017, and the...
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'America's Got Talent' Contestant Johnny Manuel Hits it Out the Park With Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing': Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:40pm
No one does Whitney Houston like, well, Whitney. But Johnny Manuel sure comes close. The Flint Michigan, native absolutely nailed his rendition of...
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JAY-Z Shares Dramatic '4:44' Commercial Called 'Kill Jay Z'

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:25pm
A commercial for JAY-Z's new album 4:44 from Tidal and Sprint was released Tuesday, teasing the highly anticipated set with some striking imagery...
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Ex-BET Exec Defends Merits of Her Discrimination Lawsuit

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:00pm
BET's former head of originals is firing back at claims that she failed to adequately plead her case in a discrimination lawsuit that followed...
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Tiesto Talks EDM's Pop Makeover In Las Vegas & How Sven Vath Inspired His Career: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:53pm
It's nearing 2 p.m. in Las Vegas, and as many tourists flee the 115-degree desert air for climate-controlled casinos and lobby bars, thousands of...
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Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow & Charlie Puth Join Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:07pm
Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth are joining Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.   As People reports, the artists...
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Rory Feek to Perform Again After Wife Joey's Death

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:05pm
Rory Feek, one-half of the Grammy-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday (June 27) he will perform publicly for the first time since...
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Karoondinha Festival, Featuring John Legend & Odesza, Canceled: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:54pm
Organizers for the three-day Karoondinha festival near Penn State University have canceled the July 21-23 event, telling Billboard in an exclusive...
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Iggy Azalea Responds to Halsey Calling Her a 'Moron': 'I've Never Met Her'

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:45pm
After Halsey recently dissed Iggy Azalea in the press, the Aussie rapper isn't looking to escalate anything things into a beef.  Speaking...
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Shakira Scores 17th No. 1 on Latin Pop Songs Chart with 'Me Enamore'

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:40pm
Shakira earns her 17th No. 1 hit on the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart (dated July 8), as “Me Enamore” climbs 2-1 in...
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Hear Eminem & Kendrick Lamar Rap Prodigy Verses on Hot 97

Billboard.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:35pm
Eminem and Kendrick Lamar honored Mobb Deep’s Prodigy on NYC’s Hot 97 over the weekend. The two rappers guested on Peter Rosenberg’...
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