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Veljo Tormis, Influential Estonian Choral Composer, Dies At 86

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:38pm
Veljo Tormis, a prolific Estonian composer whose innovative choral works helped propel his Baltic nation's drive to restore independence, has...
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Suburban Rapper Comedy 'Patti Cake$' Sparks $10M Bidding War at Sundance

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:14pm
Suburban rapper comedy Patti Cake$ is the latest film to spark a heated bidding war at Sundance. Sources say the film, fronted by newcomer Danielle...
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Milla Jovovich Turn Up the Heat for Billy Idol's 'White Wedding' on 'Lip Sync Battle': Watch Teaser

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:31pm
Hey little Milla what have you done?  Spike’s Lip Sync Battle this Thursday features a matchup of the international kick-butt queens:...
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Gospel Singer Vicki Yohe Apologizes for Donald Trump Post

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:04pm
A gospel singer is apologizing to her fans after posting an image on her social media account suggesting that Jesus was returning to the White House...
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Father John Misty's New 'Pure Comedy' Video Would be Hilarious If It Weren't True: Watch

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:01pm
Father John Misty is no stranger to poetic irony but his new song "Pure Comedy" its video take it another level, as he rails against...
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Lady Antebellum to Perform Pre-Race Concert at Daytona 500

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 9:45pm
Lady Antebellum will perform a pre-race concert at next month's Daytona 500. The trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood will take...
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John Mayer & AFI Aiming for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 9:39pm
John Mayer and AFI are both heading for debuts in the top 10 of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters....
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Lea Michele Shares Tender Throwback Photo With Late Boyfriend Cory Monteith

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 9:06pm
Lea Michele has been sharing a number of throwback photos on her Instagram recently, including one never-before-seen picture on Monday (Jan. 23) with...
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Migos & Memes: How Everything From Strippers to Donald Glover Helped 'Bad & Boujee' Explode

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 8:30pm
Raindrop. If you’ve been near just about any FM radio dial, social media feed or person under 20 in the past month or so, you know that the...
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YouTube Red Acquires Nick Cannon's 'King of the Dancehall'

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 8:22pm
Nick Cannon is dancing his way to YouTube.  The singer and actor's Ncredible Productions has partnered with YouTube Red, the streamer's...
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Watch Migos Turn a Children's Book Into a 'Bad and Boujee' Freestyle

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:56pm
As Migos continue their chart-topping reign it seems the hip-hop trio can do no wrong, even when rapping a children's book about llamas.  On...
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Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights Files Motion to Dismiss RMLC's Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:51pm
Global Music Rights, as expected, has filed a motion to dismiss the Radio Music Licensing Committee’s anti-trust lawsuit against the...
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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Pens Open Letter to Internet Trolls Welcoming Them to His 'Bubble'

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:24pm
Fans of Wilco should not be surprised to hear the indie rock figureheads are leftists. And yet some recent political social media posts from the band...
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Dance Music Artists React to Women's March Protests

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:21pm
People across the globe made their voices heard during Saturday's (Jan. 21) Women’s March protests, and members of the dance...
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Dynamic Duo Teams Up With EXO's Chen on 'Nosedive'

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:19pm
Dynamic Duo, one of Korea’s top hip-hop acts, teamed up with a popular K-pop idol on their latest single. “Nosedive,” which was...
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Natalia Lafourcade Teases New Music: Watch

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:05pm
Following her Grammy-winning album Hasta La Raíz, Natalia Lafourcade is ready to share new music she's been recording in the studio for her...
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Justin Bieber Says He Can't Listen to The Weeknd's 'Wack' Music

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 6:32pm
While The Weeknd and Selena Gomez's relationship status is unsure right now after the two were seen cozying up recently, Justin Bieber has made...
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Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas & Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform at NHL All-Star Game

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 6:30pm
Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas and Carly Rae Jepsen will all perform at the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los...
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Kiesza Discusses 'Immense Tragedy' Preceding Second Album: 'I Had to Let Myself Heal'

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 6:21pm
In August 2015, Alicia Lemke, better known as Alice and the Glass Lake and the best friend of pop singer-songwriter Kiesza, died following a battle...
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Nas' New Clothing Line Will Benefit The National Black Child Development Institute

Billboard.com - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 6:10pm
Nas continues his efforts to celebrate his blackness in the form of fashion. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the “I Know I Can...
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