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Shawn Mendes Shares New Single ‘Heartbeat’ From ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’

Crocodile Rock Singer voices titular reptile in upcoming family film out Oct. 7 As promised, Shawn Mendes has shared his new song “Heartbeat,” the first single off the soundtrack for his upcoming family film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. Both the movie and the soundtrack arrive Oct. 7. Mendes voices the titular …

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Taylor Swift Continues ‘Midnights Mayhem’ With ‘Maroon’ Song Title

22 more days until Midnights. But to quote Ms. Swift herself: “Honestly, baby, who’s counting?” On Thursday night, Swift continued her new tradition of using an old-school bingo ball cage to reveal a new track from her upcoming album, announcing the title of her fifth selection, “Maroon.” With this one, …

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Bad Bunny, Farruko, Karol G Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Bad Bunny, Farruko, and Karol G were among the major winners at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards. Bad Bunny took home nine awards in big categories, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Top Latin Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Farruko won four …

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Don Omar’s ‘Let’s Get Crazy’ With Lil Jon Is a Delightful Blast From the Past

The song is an upbeat, energetic ode to mambo sounds Reggaeton legend Don Omar has been busy in the studio over the last year. After releasing the hard-hitting rap banger “Flow HP” with Puerto Rican artist Residente in September 2021, he followed things up with a more playful and romantic …

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Puerto Rico’s Biggest Stars Take Hurricane Relief Into Their Own Hands

On Sept. 18, just two days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Fiona whipped through Puerto Rico, leaving flood damage, blackouts, and destruction across the archipelago. More than 21 fatalities have been attributed to the storm, homes have been battered, and thousands of people still don’t have power. …

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How Coolio Reimagined a Country Hit With His Unlikely Friend Kenny Rogers

Coolio, who died on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the age of 59, was part of the generation that shepherded hip-hop into the American mainstream, topping the charts and soundtracking hot films like Dangerous Minds and Clueless. He seemed hard yet approachable; gritty but lively. Somewhere along his ascent, he and …

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Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper, Dead at 59

Coolio, whose Nineties music was a staple on radio, a favorite on MTV, and included the hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” died Wednesday at the age of 59. Coolio’s manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed the rapper’s death to Rolling Stone. A cause of death was not immediately available. “We are saddened by the loss of …

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Fitz and the Tantrums Announce New Album ‘Let Yourself Free,’ 2023 Tour

Fitz and the Tantrums have announced their new album Let Yourself Free, and with it revealed their latest single “Moneymaker” and a 2023 tour. The band previously previewed their new album, due out Nov. 11, in June with their summery single “Sway.” For Let Yourself Free, Fitz and the Tantrums’ …

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White Guy Involved With Controversial A.I. Rapper FN Meka Frequently Used the N-Word in Old Hardcore Band Lyrics

Anthony Martini was no stranger to the music industry before getting involved with the controversial AI rapper FN Meka, who enjoyed a week-long stint at Capitol Records before being dropped amid fierce criticism that the project was an insulting caricature of Black and hip-hop culture. Back in the day, Martini …

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R. Kelly Ordered to Pay Over $300,000 in Restitution to Two Victims

R. Kelly Trial “Jane” and “Stephanie,” who testified against disgraced singer at Brooklyn trial, to receive money to cover psychological and herpes treatment R. Kelly has been ordered to pay over $309,000 in restitution to a pair of victims who testified against the convicted singer at his Brooklyn federal trial. …

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