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Ariana Grande Responds to Slut-Shaming Facebook Commenter

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:45pm
Ariana Grande is done listening to rude comments from boys.  Ariana Grande Drops Sexy 'Dangerous Woman' Video After the release of her...
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'American Idol' Winner Trent Harmon on Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Bill: 'Love All People. Period.'

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:41pm
The enormity of winning the final season of "American Idol" is still sinking in for Armory, Mississippi, native Trent Harmon less than...
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'Panda' Rapper Desiigner on Why His Mind Operates in a 'Crazy' Way and Working With Kanye West

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:19pm
At just 19 years old, Desiigner (aka Sidney Selby III) has a hit on the Billboard charts, a recording deal with G.O.O.D. Music, and ample time with...
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Jimmy Buffett Not Canceling North Carolina Shows, But Calls Anti-Gay Law 'Stupid'

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:18pm
Entertainer Jimmy Buffett says he's not canceling two North Carolina concerts even though he thinks the state enacted a "stupid law"...
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DJ Khaled Talks Reuniting With L.A. Reid for Epic Deal, 'Major Key' Album & Making Movies on Hot 97

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:18pm
DJ Khaled's inbox is looking like a laundry list of #NewDealAlerts. The We the Best CEO/Snapchat master/prolific hitmaker has been a hot...
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The Blue Man Group on Their 25th Anniversary and Musical Influences

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:15pm
On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on a one-lane street of tenements fronted by fire escapes, the recording space known as Loho Studios hides...
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Lori McKenna Brings the Solo Songwriter Back to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:01pm
As in pop music, songwriting teams have taken over the top of the Hot Country Songs chart. Many country classics have been written by a single...
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We Belong Together: Mariah Carey's Collaborators Share Untold Stories Behind 8 Classics

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:00pm
Mariah Carey's catalog is the stuff pop divas-in-the-making can only dream of. Spanning over two decades, including a whole compilation...
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Electronic Music Awards Show Postponed

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:35am
The first-ever Electronic Music Awards show will no longer be taking place this month as planned. A representative confirmed to Billboard that...
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CMA Music Festival Reveals Riverfront Stage Concert Lineup

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:34am
Jake Owen will launch the 2016 CMA Music Festival's concerts at the Riverfront Park stage on June 9 [...]
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Rob Thomas (Musician) Meets Rob Thomas (Screenwriter) in 'iZombie': Exclusive Video

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:30am
When Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas released ‘Smooth’ in 1999, it spawned three Grammy awards, epic chart success and catapulted Thomas to...
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David Gest, Producer & Ex-Husband of Liza Minnelli, Dies at 62

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:27am
David Gest, a music producer and former husband of Liza Minnelli, has died at age 62 in a London hotel. Gest's friend Imad Handi said he died...
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Rachel Platten, Noel Gallagher and More Music Stars on What They'd Name Their Memoir

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:26am
In honor of the recent announcement that the one and only Prince is writing an autobiography (slated to be published in 2017 by Spiegel &...
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Artist Updates: Dierks Bentley, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:25am
Dierks Bentley surprised fans in Knoxville, Tennessee yesterday with a "CMT Instant Jam" pop-up [...]
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Tim McGraw Tops Hot Country Songs, Merle Haggard's Sales Surge

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:17am
Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind" crowns Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 23), rising 4-1. The ballad was performed by...
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SOURCE Awards Set For August 23

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:03am
The 2016 SOURCE Awards will honor and induct a select group of women into the SOURCE Awards Hall [...]
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Ticketmaster To Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:57am
BuzzFeed Newsis reporting Facebook will begin offering ticket purchases on the social media [...]
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Musicians Corner Announces Permanent Location, Spring Lineup

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:56am
Free concert series Musicians Corner will launch its seventh year with a two-day [...]
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Kendrick Lamar Says Goodbye to Kobe Bryant in Inspirational Tribute Video

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:53am
After 20 seasons, tomorrow (April 13) marks Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game. The Los Angeles Lakers are sending the legend off in style, and that...
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Startup Behind Lady Gaga Fan Site Sold After Going Broke

Billboard.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:44am
Backplane, the ambitious startup backed by Troy Carter and which made a splash at launch with Lady Gaga’s fan community LittleMonsters.com...
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