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Watch Lecrae Explain Making of 'Nuthin' on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58am
This week, Christian rapper Lecrae scored his first ever No. 1 album when Anomaly topped the Billboard 200, with 88,000 copies sold in its first...
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Jennifer Hudson on Why She’s Not Her Son’s Favorite Singer and Her ‘Dream Role’ Playing Aretha Franklin

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58am
Since her star-making turn as Effie in 2006's Dreamgirls, which took her from American Idol also-ran to Academy Award winner, Jennifer Hudson has...
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Ferguson Rapper Tef Poe: 'Americans Don't Tear Gas Other Americans'

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58am
The rapper Tef Poe -- real name Kareem Jackson -- from Ferguson, Mo., published an essay in Time this week on the events that took place after police...
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Tricky Debuts, Calvin Harris Soars On Dance/Electronic Charts

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58am
Tricky trots onto Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums with Adrian Thaws at No. 9. The set starts with 1,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen...
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Bloss-Baum Named To SoundExchange Sr. Director Role

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:52am
SoundExchange has named Linda Bloss-Baum as Sr. Director of Industry Relations. She will [...]
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Industry Ink: The Agency Group, South X Sea, Makin’ Music

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:40am
Restless Heart has signed with The Agency Group for live booking representation. [...]
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Artist Updates: “If Trees Could Sing,” Luke Bryan, Lee Ann Womack, Jim Ed Brown

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:14am
The Nature Conservatory, in partnership with Metro Parks Nashville, has launched "If Trees Could [...]
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Irving Azoff Bets Big on Outspoken Swedish House Mafia Manager Amy Thompson

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58am
Azoff MSG Entertainment is betting big on dance music. The joint venture among Irving Azoff, Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan and billionaire...
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Listen to Michael Jackson & Queen's Unreleased 'There Must Be More To Life Than This'

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58am
2014 is a wonderful year indeed if it can bring fans "new" Queen and Michael Jackson music. Okay, the song isn't exactly new. "There Must Be More To...
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Adam Lambert Signs With New Label for Third Album

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58am
When Adam Lambert hit Ryan Seacrest's radio show to chat about his temporary American Idol judging gig on Thursday, the Glammy One let it slip...
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Vivendi to Sell Brazilian Unit GVT to Mobile Giant Telefónica

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58am
Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi. Telefonica says...
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Tomorrow's Hits: Zhu, Panama Wedding & Flight Facilities

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58am
Zhu Zhu's chill house track "Faded" (Mind of a Genius/Th3rd Brain) bullets at No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. The song's U.S. invasion follows its...
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Weekly Chart Report (09/19/14)

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:38am
It’s a “Small Town Throwdown” for secondary radio this week with Brantley Gilbert’s Valory Music [...]
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Gold Village Entertainment Expands to Nashville

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:36am
House of Blues Studios' Gary Belz and Gold Village Entertainments' Danny Goldberg have [...]
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Round Hill Music Launches Round Hill Records

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:06am
Round Hill Music has launched Round Hill Records, with an exclusive distribution deal with [...]
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Conan's New Apple Service Will 'Remove Any Memory of the Band U2'

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:58am
Apple was quick to offer iTunes users a one-click way to rid their digital libraries of the new (and very free) U2 album earlier this week. But for...
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Six Iranian Youth Sentenced to Jail, Lashes for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy'

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:58am
A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been...
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Lady Gaga Fondles Hunks in Ad for Her Unisex Perfume

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:58am
Lady Gaga is getting sexy in her new perfume ad. Set against her own music -- a duet with Tony Bennett of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" -- the...
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Billboard Cover: Jason Aldean on the Curse of Nashville, 'Baby-Making Music' and Dealing With Tabloid Scandals

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:58am
Let's get one thing clear: Jason Aldean is not your bro. "This whole bro-country thing, whoever coined that ridiculous phrase, it's about beer or...
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Happy Birthday, Jimmy Fallon! Watch His 5 Best 'Tonight Show' Music Moments

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:58am
It's no secret that former Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon is great at impressions. Over his years on SNL and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, he...
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