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Kanye West’s New Album is “Coming Very Soon”

Along with the release of the “Piss On Your Grave” video Travi$ Scott also shared some noteworthy bits of information with Zane Lowe for the radio personality’s Beats 1 program. According to Travi$, Kanye West‘s next studio album is “coming very soon.” Also, Travi$ Scott says that he has some more work coming in December.

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Kanye West Shares ‘Yeezy Season 2’ Short Film

Via the yeezy.supply website, Kanye West has unveiled a vignette documenting the behind-the-scenes happenings of his Yeezy Season 2 collection. Per HYPEBEAST: Yeezy Season 1 may be right around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped Kanye and co. from offering up a behind-the-scenes look at next year’s Season 2 release. ‘Ye’s yeezy.supply is now home to a brand new video showcasing the work. The lengthy, silent piece offers up a look inside the studio at …

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Maroon 5’s World Tour Has Grossed $71 Million… So Far

Maroon 5 dominates the weekly Hot Tours recap (see list, below) with box office revenue reported from the bulk of the band’s world tour in support of its album V. Ticket sales totaling $52.2 million lands on the tally based on 653,984 sold tickets at 45 performances reported during the past week. Adding the shows that were reported to Billboard in previous weeks, the tour’s overall gross now reaches $71.1 million from a total of …

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Jill Scott, Babyface, Tyrese & New Edition to Headline 2015 Holiday Jam

Additional acts include Jazmine Sullivan, SWV & Black Alley Band; second annual radio concert series kicks off Nov. 28. Jill Scott, Babyface, Tyrese and New Edition will headline the second annual Holiday Jam radio concert series. Presented by Live Nation, the four-date series launches on Nov. 28 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center in association with local iHeartMedia urban AC station WDAS-FM. “I’m really geeked,” says Scott of this year’s lineup. “We’re all going to put …

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Rihanna Has ‘Big Part’ In Upcoming Sci-Fi Film ‘Valerian,’ According to Director Luc Besson

After sliding into a mentor role on The Voice, Rihanna continues to build up her on-screen resume. The unfiltered pop singer has landed a major gig for a shimmery new big-budget flick from French director/ producer Luc Besson called Valerian. This wouldn’t be the first big screen venture for the 27-year-old artist. She appeared in 2012’s Battleship, 2013’s star-studded comedy This Is The End and 2015’s Will Smith-produced Annie. She also lent her vocals to the lead role of Gratuity “Tip” Tucci in the DreamWorks …

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Halsey & Justin Bieber Duet on Skrillex-Produced Track ‘The Feeling’ on ‘Purpose’

The social media crowd went wild for Halsey’s seamless Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and “Young God” mash-up on BBC Radio 1 last month. Lucky for fans of the delightfully haunting vocalist, Halsey will head out on tour with The Weeknd next week. Additional coolness: Halsey and the Biebs have collaborated, and their track will appear on Purpose. Titled “The Feeling” and produced by Skrillex, the song adds another impressive music-making name on Bieber’s roster for his fourth studio album (Ariana …

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Recording Academy to Honor Producer Rick Rubin

Legendary music producer Rick Rubin will be honored by the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing during next year’s Grammy Week celebration. The annual event, which recognizes behind-the-scenes wizards like Rubin and past recipients including T Bone Burnett, Jimmy Iovine and Quincy Jones, is set for Thursday, Feb. 11 at The Village studios in West Los Angeles. Attendees will hear about the eight-time Grammy winner’s many accomplishments at the soundboard, which includes two producer of …

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Common to Co-Star as Villain in Upcoming Keanu Reeves Movie ‘John Wick 2’

Common will be back on the silver screens next year as the Chicago rapper has just been casted to play the main villain opposite to actor Keanu Reeves in action thriller John Wick 2. The movie made it’s debut back in the US last October and grossed over $78 million dollars. Plot details for the sequel are still on the down low but Common is said to be the head of security for a female …

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A New Erykah Badu Mixtape is Coming Very Soon

Erykah Badu has a new project on the way. It’s called But You Caint Use My Phone, and will be released as a mixtape. Badu revealed the news in a newly-released interview with Noisey, where she says the mixtape’s title was inspired by Drake’s recent hit. But You Caint Use My Phone is set to drop next week, around the same time she’s scheduled to host the 2015 Soul Train Awards.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Only Fifth Album to Spend First Year in Billboard 200’s Top 10

Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album celebrates a full first year in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, making it just the fifth album to spend its first 52 weeks of release in the top 10. In its 52nd frame on the tally (dated Nov. 7), 1989 slips 6-9 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 22, according to Nielsen Music. The set debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. …

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Pharrell & Missy Elliott’s New Collaboration ‘WTF’

A snippet of Pharrell and Missy Elliott‘s upcoming single “WTF” (that’s “Where They From,” to be clear) premiered during Monday Night Football last night as a part of an NBA promo — and it sounds about as intoxicating as one would expect. Missy Elliott & Pharrell Working Together In the 30-second clip an old-school Neptunes-y beat, all stripped-down, danceable percussion, gets the Missy treatment — it’s going to be hard not to move when you hear …

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Beyonce Does Nicki Minaj-Inspired Cover of Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj have been leaking behind-the-scenes footage from their performance together at last week’s Tidal X show at the Barclays Center (Oct. 20) all week, presumably as a means of hyping the live footage (which is, naturally, exclusively available on Tidal). The latest clip shows the irresistible pair rehearsing onstage, while Beyoncé sings a modified version of Prince‘s Purple Rain track “Darling Nikki.” “I met a girl named Nicki / I guess you can say she …

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One Direction to Perform at 2015 American Music Awards

Here’s something to scream about: One Direction has been added to the lineup for the 2015 American Music Awards. The superstar pop group will perform their new song “Perfect” at the AMAs, which take place Nov. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. The fourpiece — Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — should be familiar with format of the AMAs. The group (then a five piece) won three trophies last year’s ceremony — artist of the year; …

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Jack Ü’s ‘To Ü’ Video With AlunaGeorge Takes an Intimate Look at Young Love

Dance music moguls Skrillex and Diplo — together known as Jack Ü — have released a new video for “To Ü,” featuring real life couples that bring depth to the already intimate song. Pulling from varied backgrounds and mostly young pairs, the AG Rojas-directed video layers love-laden feelings of liberation with the complications of adolescence and affection itself. The track features UK duo AlunaGeorge, whose frontwoman Aluna Francis appears in the video. It’s off the album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü that was released earlier this year.

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IU Details the Toils of Being ‘Twenty-Three’ in Most Personal Single Yet

Since IU made her music debut in 2008 at the age of 15, she has grown up in the K-pop spotlight. Now, at 22 and firmly past her image as “Korea’s little sister,” the star is making some of her most personal music yet with her latest EP Chat-Shire and its lead single “Twenty Three,” which was written by the star. IU Talks First US Performance & ‘Modern Family’: Video Interview On her new disco-inspired tune, IU reveals her inner thoughts on this age of …

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Nas and Lil Wayne to Co-Headline Inaugural H.I.T. Festival

Nov. 7 event will be staged at Tampa, Florida’s USF Sun Dome Make room for another music festival. Nas and Lil Wayne are set to co-headline History in Tampa (aka H.I.T. Festival), presented by popular online site WorldStarHipHop in partnership with Vybe Nation. Being billed as “the largest hip-hop event to take place in the South,” the festival will be held at Tampa, Florida’s USF Sun Dome on Nov. 7. The H.I.T. Festival marks WorldStarHipHop’s …

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Kelly Rowland Returns With Sexy Single ‘Dumb

Kelly Rowland has returned with new single “Dumb,” building off the sensual club vibes of 2013 single “Kisses Down Low.” No news yet on when Rowland’s forthcoming fifth solo studio album will be released — but Pharrell is reportedly on the production deck for what is to come. With the reveal of “Dumb,” the follow-up to Talk a Good Game might not be too far away.

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Jason Derulo Performs ‘Want To Want Me’ at the 2015 MTV EMAs

Wearing flame red high tops and dancing on a Segway, Jason Derulo performed “Want To Want Me” at the MTV EMAs in Milan Sunday night, and it’s definitely fair to say he completely rocked the house. Jason Derulo Teaches Hot 100 Fest His Latest ‘Dance Craze,’ Teases Justin Bieber’s New Single The performance was the second of the night and with a mash-up of graphics, on foot (and on wheel) dancing, it’s definitely worth a replay if …

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Janet Jackson Postpones More Tour Dates While on Vocal Rest

  Janet Jackson recently announced that she was put on vocal rest and advised by her doctor to reschedule her Oct. 24-25 concerts in Salt Lake City and Denver. On Sunday, Oct. 25, the singer posted about additional tour date cancelations on social media. “Must postpone Kansas City & St. Louis… Doctors orders. Hold onto your tickets! I’ll be back in Omaha,” Jackson tweeted. The Kansas City and St. Louis shows were scheduled to take place on Oct. …

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MTV EMAs 2015: Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was the big winner at the 2015 MTV EMAs, taking home awards for best male, best look and best collaboration for his work with Skrillex and Diplo on “Where Are Ü Now?” Bieber also triumphed in the North American category of the EMAs’ worldwide act award, as well as winning the title for best fans. “It’s been a long couple of years. I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognized for my …