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Kanye West to Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Soon Kanye West previously performed “Wolves,” “Black Skinhead” and more for past shows.

Kanye West will serve as the musical guest for the February 13 edition of Saturday Night Live. The legendary late-night show took to Twitter to reveal the news, announcing that Yeezy will perform on the show just a couple of days after the scheduled launch of his new album Waves. For those keeping track, Kanye West debuted Yeezus tracks “New Slave” and “Black Skinhead” on the show and performed for their 40th anniversary outing. Melissa …

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Drake Premieres ‘Summer Sixteen’ & Future ‘March Madness’ Remix Feat. Nas on OVO Sound Radio

On the 14th episode of Drake‘s Beats 1 show, OVO Sound Radio, the Toronto MC debuted a new shit-talking single called “Summer Sixteen.” The 6 God set the party off with guest mixes from October Firm (Drizzy and Oliver El-Khatib) and Majid Jordan. At the top of the hour, Drake gifted a fire sixteen from Nas on Future‘s “March Madness” before unleashing his new single off his forthcoming effort Views From the 6. “the album is coming in april 2016,” he also revealed. Drake dishes out aggressive bars (“All you boys …

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Thousands Sign Petition for Snoop Dogg to Narrate ‘Planet Earth

Snoop Dogg has given a taste of his narration skills on Jimmy Kimmel Live with the reoccurring segment “Plizzanet Earth” — and now fans want the real thing. Snoop’s unique take on the narration style of Planet Earth’s David Attenborough has resonated with thousands of fans who want the rapper to work full time on the BBC program. A petition has been launched to support the effort. “Snoop Dogg has narrated some Planet Earth in …

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Coldplay & Beyoncé’s ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ Sparks Debate About Cultural Appropriation

Coldplay’s new “Hymn for the Weekend” video featuring Beyoncé that was released on Friday (Jan. 29) is catching some heat over its Indian inspiration, with some online calling the Mumbai-shot clip a work of appropriation while others defend it as an appreciation of the foreign culture. Detractors took aim at both Coldplay and Beyoncé alike but in different ways. While Beyoncé’s appearance dressed up as a Bollywood star initially garnered awe, a backlash followed:   …

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A Justin Bieber & Zayn Malik Collaboration Could Happen ”It’s not something I’d say no to.” – Zayn

A few days ago, Zayn Malik announced his debut single, “Pillowtalk.” In anticipation of the release of his debut solo record, Capital London Breakfast recruited the former One Direction member for an interview this morning. During the conversation, Zayn talked about a few topics, including the possibility​ of collaborating with Justin Bieber. Read a snippet of the interview below and let us know if you think that it is a good idea. “It’s not something …

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Rita Ora Goes Topless (NSFW) Shot by Terry Richardson.

On the latest cover of Lui magazine, Rita Ora decides to go topless. Shot by Terry Richardson, the British singer is shown to be donning a black leather skirt with her shirt wide opened for the February issue. This isn’t the first time she’s done topless shoot with Terry Richardson but this is the first time she’s gone full-fledged  

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Kygo Announces Cloud Nine Festival in Norway

From his own hotel to his own festival, Kygo has certainly upgraded this year. Following the star’s ‘Ellen’ performance and sold-out North American tour, he is now announcing the Cloud Nine Festival, a one-day event hosted at the Bergunhus Castle & Fortress in his native city, Bergen, Norway. With Kygo’s debut album set to drop this spring, his hometown fans will be able to hear it all live at the festival’s inaugural edition on Aug. 20.  

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The Tracklist for Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ has Arrived SZA will be featured on the project.

Well, this is kind of embarassing for TIDAL. Someone over at that company accidentally “leaked” Rihanna‘s forthcoming studio album ANTI onto the streaming service earlier today. The error was caught incredibly quickly, but that didn’t stop the powers of the internet from discovering and capturing the tracklist for ANTI. Rihanna’s anticipated new LP contains 13 new songs, including the new single “Work” and a collaboration with SZA. Rihanna – ANTI (Tracklist) 1. “Consideration” featuring SZA …

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Sia Releases New Single “Broken Glass” Sia’s new album comes out this week.

Sia is locked into promo-mode right now. Less than a week after dropping her empowering new song “Unstoppable,” Sia has dropped off another new single. Entitled “Broken Glass,” the song was premiered via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program. Debuted as the “World Record,” “Broken Glass” serves as Sia’s seventh new release in recent months. Judging by the trail of records she’s flooded the market with, Sia’s forthcoming album This Is Acting is going to have …

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The Weeknd, Pharrell & Sam Smith Will Perform at Oscars Ceremony The Weeknd is killing it right now.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the first batch of musical guests and performers for this year’s Oscars. For the 2016 edition, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and Pharrell have been enlisted to perform at the venerated awards ceremony. Both artists have performed at equally-high-profile events in the past, so this should be nothing new or a surprise to either. As previously reported, The Weeknd and Sam Smith are nominated for awards at …

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Diplo Now Partially Owns an Arizona Soccer Team “I see soccer the same way I see music, as a connective tissue linking the world’s cultures.”

Soccer is a huge sport in countries all around the world (for the uninformed, they call it football) except for in the United States. However, that might change soon as Diplo — along with a group of investors — just bought a stake for Arizona United, a soccer team based in Phoenix. The super-producer shares in a statement: “I’ve been really fortunate to travel all over the world and experience different cultures through music. Wherever …

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Skrillex Joins Beats 1 Family With Residency

On Thursday morning (Jan. 28), Zane Lowe announced that Skrillex is the newest artist to join Beats 1 with a radio program residency. Titled OWSLA Radio, after his Los Angeles-based DJ/producer collective, Skrillex will DJ and talk shop about music he’s interested in every other Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Beats 1. Undoubtedly, there will be loads of exclusive premieres and surprise guest features.  

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Electronic Music Awards Show to Debut on Fox

Co-founded by Paul Oakenfold, the first-ever ceremony celebrating electronic music will air on April 23. Dance music is going primetime. The first-ever Electronic Music Awards & Foundation show will air this spring on Fox, producers announced Thursday. Los Angeles-based production company TV4 Entertainment and electronic music luminary Paul Oakenfold are behind the new genre-specific awards show, which will air as an hour-long special on April 23 at 8 p.m. on Fox. Filming on April 14 at the …

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Beatport Launches First Localized Expansion in The Netherlands

Hallo, Beatport! Electronic music’s digital mecca may be available in more than 220 countries, but Beatport today (Jan. 28) announced the launch of a completely localized version of its music service in the Netherlands. Focusing on a specific country is a first for Beatport, which will launch the streaming service in Amsterdam, followed by localized news content next week. The store will follow suit in the coming months. “The Netherlands, and Amsterdam in particular, is a massively influential market with a …

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Skrillex is Getting Into K-Pop Now

By now, Skrillex‘s reach outside of EDM shouldn’t be major news to anyone. But, who knew he was taking such an active interest in K-Pop? As YourEDM notes, Skrillex “was listed as a composer and writer on Korean girl group 4Minute‘s latest EP.” The project — known as Act.7 — features a track entitled “Hate,” which Skrillex credited with helping to create. 4Minute have amassed tens of millions of views and listens and a legion …

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Kanye West to Premiere ‘SWISH’ at Madison Square Garden ‘SWISH’ arrives February 11.

Leave it to Kanye West and his team to always create something unique come album release time. Similar to the spectacle behind his YEEZUS album release, Ye’ looks to continue with the trend for the release of his upcoming SWISH album. While there is no information with regard to the physical or digital release of the album or TIDAL’s involvement, ‘Ye does appear to have something epic planned out for the fans. The album is …

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Kanye West Reveals ‘SWISH’ Tracklist

Apparently, Kanye West‘s forthcoming album, SWISH, is finished. ‘Ye just took to Twitter to post the tracklist of the album, which you can view below. Consisting of ten songs, he says that he is “so happy to be finished with the best album of all time.” His handwriting is a little hard to read, so have fun deciphering Kanye West – SWISH (Tracklist) 1. Nina Chop 2. Father Stretch My Hands 3. Waves 4. High …

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Lil Wayne, Chief Keef & amp; Korn Rule ‘Most Profane Artists in Music’ Study

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the foulest of them all? Okay, in 2016, we don’t turn to mirrors for answer — we turn to the Internet. And thanks to Musixmatch, that question has now been answered. In a recent study, the lyrics website looked at the number and frequency of swear words in popular artists’ catalogs. No, every artist in history wasn’t considered — Musixmatch studied 361 artists based on the most Googled names in music. Of that list, …

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Adele Breaks Psy’s Record for Fastest Video to Hit 1 Billion on YouTube

Sorry, Psy. Adele has outpaced the South Korean pop star on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube. The streaming service announced Thursday that her music video for “Hello” greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” “If anyone deserves it, it’s Adele and that song,” said Susanne Daniels, the head of original programming at YouTube. YouTube said 17 videos have reached 1 billion views. …

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Movement Detroit Announces 10-Year Anniversary Lineup: Kraftwerk, Richie Hawtin, Caribou & More

Paxahau Events announced the phase-one lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival‘s 10-year anniversary on Wednesday (Jan. 20), with legendary electronic act Kraftwerk at the helm of the Detroit fest. The seminal German group, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2014, will be joined by a stellar cast of techno’s finest, including Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Tale of Us, Chris Liebing, Dubfire and more. “Kraftwerk’s influence goes beyond …