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BTS Is the Most Tweeted-About Artist of 2017, Plus More Twitter Year-End Data

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:00am
2017 was the year of K-pop -- not only on Billboard’s charts, but also on Twitter. In the social media app’s Year On Twitter 2017,...
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G-Eazy, Mariah Carey, Motorhead & More Accepting Monero Cryptocurrency for Holiday Sales

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:00am
Will you be doing your holiday shopping with cryptocurrency? The open-source cryptocurrency Monero is banking on it.  On Tuesday (Dec. 5),...
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Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's 'Perfect' Is Surging On Midweek U.K. Chart

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:59am
Ed Sheeran’s year-long domination of the U.K. charts isn’t over just yet. The British singer and songwriter’s duet with Beyonce,...
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Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify's 2017 Most-Streamed List

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:15am
The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that...
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Amazon Launches in Australia, But It's 'Business As Usual' for Record Stores

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:35am
After keeping consumers and rival retailers guessing for more than a year, Amazon has finally launched in Australia. With Christmas just around the...
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Ryan Egan Creates a 'Swarm' on Latest Single: Listen

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:32am
The layers of multi-instrumentalist Ryan Egan are just starting to unravel on “Swarm,” the final single from his upcoming sophomore EP,...
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Jimmy Fallon Rocks Out In Bruce Springsteen-Inspired 'Robert Mueller's Comin' to Town': Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:56am
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon channeled Bruce Springsteen on Monday night (Dec. 4) to address the recent guilty plea by Michael Flynn to lying under...
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Perform 'You Make It Feel Like Christmas' on 'The Voice': Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:02am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially so if you’re a fan of all-star Christmas collaborations. On NBC's The Voice,...
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Bryan Singer Claims Fox Refused to Allow Him to Care for 'Gravely Ill Parent'

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29pm
Bryan Singer has struck back against charges he was terminated for being unprofessional on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic he was...
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Bluegrass Band Nightflyer Signs with Pinecastle Records

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:15pm
NightflyerBluegrass band Nightflyer has signed with Pinecastle Records for a 2018 album. It will be the band's third album and debut for Pinecastle. To celebrate, the band is releasing a Christmas song "Oh Holy Night" as a free download on their website.

Nightflyer was named in honor of Tony Rice's song and album of the same name, consists of a group of talented professionals from Southwestern Ohio. The band has a contemporary sound with strong traditional bluegrass roots, a little gospel and a touch of blues.

John Curtis Goad of Blutegrass Today said, "Hayes, Jackson, Propps, Stewart, and bass man Tony Kakaris are a well-rounded group with solid musical chops."

Rita Small of the Bluegrass in the Valley radio show said, "Whether it's a traditional bluegrass number, an original song or even the cover of a classic tune, Nightflyer knows how to deliver a song. The group's distinctive vocals and solid musicianship continues to build their fanbase with each performance."

Devin Adams of Down Home Bluegrass on WYSO radio said, "Nightflyer has everything a modern bluegrass band needs including a memorable vocal sound and incredible musicianship that drives as hard as a freight train but is smooth enough to rock a baby to sleep. I am thrilled to hear of their partnership with Pinecastle Records."

The band's lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps developed his powerful pipes on the Southern Gospel circuit. Rick Hayes is the band's mandolinist and occasional lead vocalist who spent four years touring with the Gibson Brothers. Tony Kakaris plays bass, baritone and lead vocals for the group. Tim Jackson is the band's Dobro player, and he contributes on baritone and lead vocals as well. Last but not least is Ronnie Stewart on banjo, tenor and lead vocals.

Visit www.NightflyerBand.com/ for more about this exciting band.

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Watch the Trailer for Paul Oakenfold's 'The Wonderful World of Perfecto'

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:41pm
This year marks the 30th anniversary of DJ Paul Oakenfold’s legendary first trip to Ibiza, and he’s celebrating in an unexpected way...
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 10 Sing for America's Vote

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:12pm
The top 10 artists of season 13 performed live on The Voice on Monday night. It’s a double-elimination week, so the pressure was on. Coaches...
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Pitbull Throws a Boat Party Full of Bikini Models in 'Jungle' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:57pm
Mr. Worldwide is back with a music video for his latest single “Jungle,” and it could not be more classic Pitbull. While the visual...
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Ruby Rose Shuts Down Haters After Acne & Weight Comments

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:45pm
In an age where celebrities are perceived as having no flaws and are scrutinized whenever possible, Ruby Rose is armed to shut down those toxic...
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Kehlani Drops a Sticky Sweet Video for 'Honey': Watch

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:57pm
Just when Kehlani’s year couldn’t get any sweeter, the singer released a sugary clip for her latest single “Honey.” The...
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Katy Perry & Catholic Church Awarded $10M in Convent Case

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:19pm
Katy Perry and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles were awarded $10 million by a jury in Los Angeles on Monday (Dec. 4), finding that a...
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Morrissey Cancels Philadelphia Concert

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:10pm
Morrissey’s concert in Philadelphia on Monday night (Dec. 4) has been canceled. “It is with great regret that we must inform you that...
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Rick Ross Introduces Luxury Hair & Beard Care Line

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:14pm
Rick Ross wants everyone to be looking their best at the top of 2018 when it comes to grooming well-kept beards and neat hairstyles. The...
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Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Sara Bareilles & The Ongoing Success of 'Waitress'

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:03pm
It's been nearly two years since Waitress opened on Broadway and singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles proved that, in addition to writing ultra-...
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Watch Lil Uzi Vert Cling to Life in 'The Way Life Goes' Remix Video With Nicki Minaj

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:44pm
After tantalizing fans with photos from the set of "The Way Life Goes (Remix)," Lil Uzi Vert and Nicki Minaj released their hotly...
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