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The 1975 Spread ‘Happiness’ With New Single, U.S. Tour Dates

The 1975 shared a little “Happiness” Wednesday with both the video for the latest single off the band’s upcoming album Being Funny in a Foreign Language, as well as new tour dates. “It came through like jamming. And we haven’t done that in years,” frontman Matty Healy told Apple Music’s Zane …

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Lady Gaga Dognapper Sentenced to Four Years In Surprise Plea: ‘I Did Almost Die,’ Victim Says

Lady Gaga’s former dog walker faced one of his assailants in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and described his near-death attack as the defendant, Jaylin White, accepted a surprise plea deal and was sentenced to four years in state prison. “You left me bleeding out and gasping for my life,” …

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Why Demi Lovato Now Uses Both ‘They/Them’ and ‘She/Her’ Pronouns

For many, Demi Lovato was one of the first artists to openly use “they/them” pronouns and identify as non-binary. And Lovato’s decision to change her pronouns, after being hyper-feminized as a teen star on Disney Channel, catalyzed discussions about gender identity. Some of those conversations often diminished Lovato’s gender identity …

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With a Big Move Looming, FloydFest Reaffirms Its Tastemaker Status in Roots Music

Following her mainstage set at FloydFest last weekend, in front of a raucous crowd of thousands, singer-songwriter Morgan Wade takes a seat on a couch backstage. Between sips of coffee, a slight grin emerges on her face when asked what the performance meant to her. “I grew up about three …

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Beyoncé Removes ‘Milkshake’ From ‘Energy’ After Kelis Called Her Out for ‘Theft’

Beyoncé has removed the usage of “Milkshake” from her new song “Energy” after Kelis tore into the singer for featuring the hit 2003 song, proclaiming it an act of “thievery.” It’s been an unexpectedly rocky release week for Beyoncé, who despite receiving rave reviews for her disco-dance album Renaissance, has …

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Atlanta’s City Council President: Losing Music Midtown Fest Over Gun Laws is ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

Music Midtown is one of Atlanta’s longest-running festivals, debuting in 1994, running through 2005, then returning in 2011 after a six-year hiatus. Since its return, Music Midtown has been held every year in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, drawing upwards of 50,000 people in 2021 and bringing in tens of millions in …

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In Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance,’ Freedom Is in the Flesh

With her new album Renaissance, Beyoncé flung open the doors to a nightclub of her own making, a place where anyone can be the hottest person in the galaxy. Released last Friday, the album traverses eras of dance music to conjure the superhuman confidence and deeply human connection of a …

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‘I Meant No Disrespect’: Diane Warren’s Shady Beyoncé Tweet Sparks Debate About the Art of Collaboration

The BeyHive (and much of music Twitter) swarmed songwriter Diane Warren’s account Monday after she asked, “How can there be 24 writers on a song?” accompanied by eye-roll emoji. The tweet was in reference to the credits on Beyoncé’s Renaissance standout, “Alien Superstar,” which has that same number of writers …

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Maluma, Don Omar, Nicky Jam and More to Headline Vibra Urbana Miami 2022

Vibra Urbana, one of reggaeton’s biggest music festivals, has just announced its star-studded Miami lineup: The two-day event, which kicks off on Dec. 10, will feature big names, such as Don Omar, Maluma, Nicky Jam, and J Balvin, who shape up the list of headliners. Jhay Cortez, Sech, Feid, and …

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Mo Ostin, Legendary Warner Bros. Record Executive Behind Hendrix and The Kinks, Dead at 95

Mo Ostin, the legendary record executive who ran Warner/Reprise Records for over 30 years and worked with iconic artists including the Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, died on Sunday of natural causes. He was 95. “Mo was one of the greatest record men of all time, and …

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