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Dua Lipa To Perform Intimate Show At Melbourne's Palais Theatre

Dua Lipa To Perform Intimate Show At Melbourne's Palais Theatre

English pop superstar Dua Lipa will perform an intimate show at Melbourne's Palais Theatre.

"An Exclusive Evening With Dua Lipa - The Melbourne Theatre Show" is presented by The Victorian Government, Live Nation and Always Live.

The singer will perform an exclusive set at the 2,800-capacity venue on Sunday, October 30. She will be joined by local acts Sycco, Cat & Calmell and Ashwarya.

Lipa's "Always Live" show will come ahead of her broader headline Australian tour, which will see the pop star perform songs from her latest album Future Nostalgia at venues across the country.

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Brandi Carlile, Alicia Keys To Headline 'Beautiful Noise Live'

Brandi Carlile, Alicia Keys To Headline 'Beautiful Noise Live'

Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile are set to headline "Beautiful Noise Live" next month.

Live Nation Women partnered with advocacy group The United State of Women to present "Beautiful Noise Live - When All Women Vote Week of Action" in Atlanta, Georgia, during September 19-23.

"Beautiful Noise Live" is a week of live event programming featuring panels, workshops, interviews, forums, and concerts that use the power of music, women's voices, and civic engagement.

Inspired by the Grammy nominated song by Keys and Carlile, "Beautiful Noise" is a reminder for women to use their voices to speak up, speak out, and vote.

"Beautiful Noise has been a force since it was released and I can't wait to use the power of live to bring its mission to Atlanta ahead of our country's critical midterm elections," said Ali Harnell, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Live Nation Women.

Non-partisan voter registration activations will be onsite at concerts throughout the week including Carlile at the Fox Theater on September 22 and Keys at Cadence Bank Amphitheater on September 23.

Tickets to both shows are on sale now and can be found online for Brandi Carlile at https://www.livenation.com/event/vvG1zZ95eTkKpY/brandi-carlile and the Alicia Keys show at https://concerts.livenation.com/alicia-the-world-tour-atlanta-georgia-09-23-2022/event/0E0058309C492127.

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Peloton Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For All For One Music Festival

Peloton Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For All For One Music Festival

Exercise equipment and media company Peloton has revealed a star-studded lineup for their All for One Music Festival.

An epic three-day celebration, the AFO Music Festival will be held from August 19 through 21.

AFO 2022 features an incredible line-up of 33 hot artists across Rock, Pop, Country, Dance, Latin, Hip Hop and more.

The line up includes Alanis Morissette, Carrie Underwood, Florence + The Machine, Lil Baby, Rascal Flatts, The 1975, Green Day, The Beach Boys, Tove Lo and many more.

This year's festival marks the official opening of Peloton Studios New York (PSNY) and Peloton Studios London (PSL) to its members and will welcome in-studio guests for the first-time during live AFO classes.

All For One is an annual event, started in 2018, as a fresh way to celebrate the power of the Peloton Community members.

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Nicki Minaj Drops New Rick James-Sampling Single 'Super Freaky Girl'

Nicki Minaj Drops New Rick James-Sampling Single 'Super Freaky Girl'

Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj recently released a raunchy new single, "Super Freaky Girl."

The track, which sees Minaj showing off her freaky side, samples Rick James' 1981 hit "Super Freak."

"I can lick it, I can ride it while you slippin' and slidin' / I can do all 'em little tricks, and keep the d- up inside it / You can smack it, you can grip it, you can go down and kiss it / And every time he leave me 'lone, he always tell me he miss it," Minaj raps in the raunchy opening verse, over the instantly-recognizable riff from James' hit.

Minaj recently teased the track with a video on social media, to which the official account for the late Rick James responded, "Banger."

"Super Freaky Girl" which is co-produced by Aaron Joseph, Dr. Luke, Malibu Babie, and Vaughn Oliver, is Minaj's first since the arrival of "We Go Up" with Fivio Foreign in March.

Before that, she released "Blick Blick" with Coi Leray, "Bussin" and "Do We Have A Problem?" (both featuring Lil Baby) this year.

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Beyoncé Teams With The Isley Brothers  On 'Make Me Say It Again, Girl'

Beyoncé Teams With The Isley Brothers On 'Make Me Say It Again, Girl'

Beyoncé has teamed up with The Isley Brothers for a re-work of the band's 1975 The Heat Is On classic "Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2."

The new version, "Make Me Say It Again, Girl," is set to appear on the Isley Brothers' upcoming album, which is scheduled to arrive later this year.

The track, which arrived on Friday (August 12), is the first ever collaboration between Ronald Isley and Beyoncé and marks Ronald's first release of the year.

Isley revealed in an interview with Billboard that he "met and talked to Beyoncé when she was just getting started with Destiny's Child," and that "working with Beyoncé was one of the first things [he] thought about" when he began crafting his new album.

Isley's wife, Kandy, added, "Tina Knowles-Lawson [Beyoncé's mother] was very influential in getting this record started and getting it to the point where we are now. She has a love for the Isley Brothers and her daughter grew up listening to this type of music. All we can say is that God's hands was on this whole project."

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Missy Elliott Getting Street Named After Her In Virginia Hometown

Missy Elliott Getting Street Named After Her In Virginia Hometown

Missy Elliott's hometown is honoring the rapper by naming a street in the new entertainment district after her.

According to reports, the Portsmouth City Council voted unanimously to change the name of a 1-mile section of McLean Street to Missy Elliott Boulevard.

Elliott, born Melissa Arnette Elliott, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, now Manor High. Portsmouth resident and lifelong fan Erin Carter made the name change request to honor the artist she says had the courage to take on the world stage.

"I am forever GRATEFUL [prayer emoji] P-TOWN [raised hands emoji] VA #757 LOVE," Elliott said in response to the news on Twitter.

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Megan Thee Stallion Drops Sophomore Album 'Traumazine'

Megan Thee Stallion Drops Sophomore Album 'Traumazine'

Megan Thee Stallion's highly anticipated sophomore album, Traumazine, dropped on Friday, August 12, via 300 Entertainment and 1501 Certified.

Megan had previously released the album's lead single "Sweetest Pie", featuring Dua Lipa, as well as two more singles, "Plan B" and "Pressurelicious."

The "Savage" rapper surprised her fans by announcing the release of her sophomore studio album on Thursday, August 11, just a day before the official release.

Traumazine is Megan's follow-up to Good News, her blockbuster debut studio album which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The 18-track album's tracklist features guest appearances by Future, Dua Lipa, Latto, Jhené Aiko, Lucky Daye, Key Glock, Pooh Shiesty, Rico Nasty, Sauce Walka, Big Pokey, and Lil Keke.

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Normani Claps Back At Claim She Has Lost Motivation To Make Music

Normani Claps Back At Claim She Has Lost Motivation To Make Music

Normani is clapping back against claims that she has lost the motivation to make music and put her music career on the back burner.

"No idea where Normani's motivation (no pun intended) has gone but I just dont see the same passion from her as I used to," one Twitter user wrote in a since-deleted message, per Billboard. "Before yall start, its not depression so dont even go THERE!"

Another user wrote that it's simply "What happens when you've gotten comfortable and you're not HUNGRY anymore."

Responding to the comments by critics, the Fifth Harmony star tweeted, "just shut the f--k up."

Some fans, including fashion illustrator Hayden Williams, came to Norman's defense. "It's so interesting that people that have no clue what it's like to be in the music industry & the complexities that can come with that," Hayden tweeted, "but will dish out unwanted & rude opinions all the time smh."

Normani, who released the song "Fair" in March, retweeted Hayden's post, adding that those challenges are all "on top of real life s--t going on in my personal life."

Responding to followers who said they hope she's doing fine, Hayden replied, "Just know you have so much genuine love & support no matter what."

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BTS' J-Hope To Release Vinyl Edition Of Solo Album 'Jack In The Box'

BTS' J-Hope To Release Vinyl Edition Of Solo Album 'Jack In The Box'

BTS rapper J-Hope will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of his solo debut album Jack In The Box later this year.

Jack in the Box, the debut solo studio album by J-Hope, released on July 15 through Big Hit Music. It contains 10 tracks, including the lead single, "More", which preceded it on July 1, and the follow-up single, "Arson", which was released the same day as the album, together with an accompanying music video.

Big Hit Music announced on fan community site Weverse that Jack In The Box will get a limited edition vinyl release that includes a booklet, folded poster and photo card. It's now available for preorder via the Weverse shop and other major online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

While the vinyl is scheduled for release on December 12, Big Hit noted that final release dates will be announced in late November.

Last month, J-Hope made history by becoming the first ever Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza when he closed out the final night of this year's festival on July 31.

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Machine Gun Kelly Shares Live Performance Video For 'God Save Me'

Machine Gun Kelly Shares Live Performance Video For 'God Save Me'

Machine Gun Kelly, in collaboration with Vevo, has shared another live performance video for the song "God Save Me."

"God Save Me" follows his previous Vevo performances of "Fake Love Don't Last," featuring Iann Dor, "More Than Life" featuring Glaive and "Twin Flame."

"His enthusiasm at every stage of production was truly infectious - it was a true pleasure to work with such an involved artist," shared JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Programming & Marketing at Vevo.

"God Save Me" is from MGK's sixth studio album, Mainstream Sellout, which dropped on March 25, 2022 through Bad Boy Records and Interscope Records. It was his second collaborative project with drummer and producer Travis Barker following 2020's Tickets to My Downfall.

Mainstream Sellout debuted atop the all-format Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 9, 2022, moving 93,000 album equivalent units.

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Beyoncé Tops Artist 100, Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Charts For First Time

Beyoncé Tops Artist 100, Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Charts For First Time

Beyoncé has scored triple gold on Billboard musical charts for the first time.

The pop star debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, driven by the popularity of her new album, Renaissance.

The LP topped the Billboard 200 chart dated August 13, with 332,000 equivalent album units earned in the July 29-August 4 tracking week, according to Luminate.

It marks the superstar's seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

"Break My Soul," a song from Renaissance, has also jumped five steps to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

The track is Beyoncé's eighth solo No. 1, and comes 14 years after she last led the Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".

Beyoncé is the fifth woman artist to reign simultaneously as the top musical act with both the No. 1 song and album in the U.S.

Taylor Swift, Adele, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello are her predecessors.

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Star-Studded Lineup Unveiled For 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Star-Studded Lineup Unveiled For 2022 Global Citizen Festival

A star-studded lineup has been unveiled for the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival.

Organized by the advocacy organization Global Citizen, the music festival will take place simultaneously in two different parts of the world on September 24: New York City's Central Park and iconic Black Star Square in Ghana's capital Accra.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

ABC News Live's broadcast will air on September 24, and a primetime special, Global Citizen Festival: Take Action NOW, will air on ABC on September 25 at 7:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm CT.

Performers on the Central Park stage will include Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía, with more to be announced. Global Citizen Festival: NYC will be hosted by actor, producer, author, and Global Citizen Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Marking the 65th anniversary of Ghana's independence and the 20th anniversary of the African Union, Accra will see live performances from Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R. , Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and TEMS, with more to be announced.

Global Citizen is calling for world leaders, major corporations and philanthropic foundations to take to the Global Citizen Festival stages and announce new commitments to End Extreme Poverty NOW.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival campaign is supported by governments and world leaders.

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Bonnaroo Organizers Reveal Dates For 2023

Bonnaroo Organizers Reveal Dates For 2023

Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have announced the festival's 2023 edition will take place June 15-18, 2023 on The Farm, located about 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee.

"You heard that right, Bonnaroovians: We are BACK next June 15-18, 2023!" tweeted Bonnaroo. "Before we return to The Farm, sign up for the #Bonnaroo SMS List today and be the first to know our 2023 Lineup: http://bonnaroo.com."

There will be round the clock performances across over 10 unique stages by a lineup consisting top artists during the four-day festival.

As per the deal between Hulu and Live Nation, select performances will be livestreamed exclusively to Hulu SVOD subscribers at no additional cost.

Several top acts including Tool, J. Cole, Stevie Nicks, The Chicks and Machine Gun Kelly performed during the festival's 2022 edition in June.

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Taylor Swift Declares 'Shake It Off' Lyrics 'Were Written Entirely By Me' In Copyright Lawsuit

Taylor Swift Declares 'Shake It Off' Lyrics 'Were Written Entirely By Me' In Copyright Lawsuit

In response to a lawsuit that claims Taylor Swift stole the lyrics to "Shake It Off," the pop superstar has declared that the lyrics for the song "were written entirely by me" and that she has "never heard" the song she has been accused of copying.

A 2017 copyright lawsuit claims that Swift stole the lyrics to her 2014 hit single "Shake It Off" from the 2000 song "Playas Gon' Play" by 3LW.

"In writing the lyrics, I drew partly on experiences in my life and, in particular, unrelenting public scrutiny of my personal life, 'clickbait' reporting, public manipulation, and other forms of negative personal criticism which I learned I just needed to shake off and focus on my music," Swift explained in a motion, according to Billboard.

"I recall hearing phrases about players play and haters hate stated together by other children while attending school in Wyomissing Hills, and in high school in Hendersonville," she added. "These phrases were akin to other commonly used sayings like 'don't hate the playa, hate the game,' 'take a chill pill,' and 'say it, don't spray it.'"

A judge had dismissed the lawsuit in 2018, but an appeals panel resurrected the case. In December 2021, Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said that a jury might find that Swift's 2014 chart-topping hit had infringed a copyright to "Playas Gon' Play."

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Beyoncé, Madonna Join Forces On New 'Break My Soul' Remix

Beyoncé, Madonna Join Forces On New 'Break My Soul' Remix

Beyoncé and Madonna have teamed up for a new remix, "Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)." The latest remix of Beyoncé's Renaissance single arrived on Friday, August 5.

Queen Bey joined forces with the Queen of Pop for the new edition of "Break My Soul" after she recently dropped an EP featuring four remixes of the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit featuring will.i.am, Terry Hunter, Honey Dijon and Nita Aviance.

"Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold / Bessie Smith, Nina Simone / Betty Davis, Solange Knowles / Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl' / Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack / Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack / Missy, Diana, Grace Jones / Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones / Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo / Don't just stand there, get into it / Strike a pose, there's nothing to it / Vogue!" Beyoncé sings on the track, paying tribute to her Black peers and predecessors in the music industry.

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Summer Walker Drops 'Summer Series (Amazon Music Live)' EP

Summer Walker Drops 'Summer Series (Amazon Music Live)' EP

R&B star Summer Walker has teamed with Amazon Music to release her Summer Series (Amazon Music Live) EP.

The five-track EP features Walker's livestream February performance at Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia. The live performance setlist included "Unloyal," "Throw It Away," "Playing Games," "Session 32" and "Over It." The EP is now streaming on Amazon Music.

Walker's most recent, sophomore album, Still Over It, was released on November 5, 2021, via LVRN/Interscope Records. The 20-track album features appearances from Ari Lennox, Cardi B, Ciara, Pharrell Williams, Omarion, SZA, JT of City Girls and Lil Durk.

Summer also recently collaborated with Kendrick Lamar's "Purple Hearts" and The Weeknd's "Best Friend (Remix)."

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Beyoncé's 'Break My Soul' Jumps To Top Spot On Billboard Hot 100

Beyoncé's 'Break My Soul' Jumps To Top Spot On Billboard Hot 100

Beyoncé's "Break My Soul" has jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Queen Bey earned her 8th solo No. 1 on the list. The track, which debuted at No. 15 six weeks earlier, is from her latest album Renaissance, which also earned her seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

"Break My Soul" earned 61.7 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 8%, and 18.9 million streams, up 114%. It sold 13,000 downloads in the July 29-August 4 tracking week, which was up 113%, according to Luminate.

Besides the original version, on August 3, Beyoncé released an EP of four remixed versions of the track, featuring will.i.am, Terry Hunter, Honey Dijon, and Nita Aviance.

Beyoncé also released "The Queens Remix", a collaboration with Madonna, interpolating her 1990 song "Vogue."

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Iggy Azalea Announces Return To Music: 'Cry About It'

Iggy Azalea Announces Return To Music: 'Cry About It'

Iggy Azalea has announced that she's returning to music after a temporary retirement last summer.

"A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted," Azalea tweeted. "But what I've learned is that even when I'm minding my business, y'all gonna be negative AND nosey. So if I can't have peace, neither can you. I'm coming back. Cry about it."

The Australian rapper, who released her third and most recent studio album The End Of An Era in August 2021, had announced last year that she would be taking a break from music to "focus on other creative projects and things I'm feeling passionate [about] and inspired by, beyond music."

"I'm excited for you guys to see different sides to me in the future," she continued. "Shifting my energy and focus to what I'm most excited about is what is right for me and I hope you'll continue to support whatever creative projects I'm out here doing!"

Azalea is currently opening for Pitbull on his Can't Stop Us Now summer tour.

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Dua Lipa Awarded Title Of Honorary Ambassador Of Kosovo

Dua Lipa Awarded Title Of Honorary Ambassador Of Kosovo

Pop superstar Dua Lipa has been awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo.

The honorary title was presented to Lipa at a ceremony held in capital Pristina on Friday by Kosovan President Vjosa Osmani Sadriu. She described Dua Lipa as an inspiration and model for girls all over the world.

"She is using her incredible voice and talent, not only to offer the world songs that leave a mark but also to present the best image of Kosovo everywhere around the world. Today, because of Dua, there is no one who does not know Kosovo, which has once again made it the center of world culture through the Sunny Hill festival," added the President.

Lipa, who was born in London as the eldest child of Kosovo Albanian parents, shared the news on social media.

"It's an honour and a privilege to be able to represent my country all over the world and to continue my work and efforts globally to see that we leave our mark and make a difference," Lipa captioned a photo gallery on Instagram. "The youth of Kosovo deserves the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and to dream big. Thank you."

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Nicki Minaj To Receive Video Vanguard Award, Perform At 2022 VMAs

Nicki Minaj To Receive Video Vanguard Award, Perform At 2022 VMAs

Nicki Minaj will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

This year's show will return to New Jersey's Prudential Center in Newark on August 28.

Minaj will be performing at the VMA awards show for the first time in four years.

She will be joining previously announced performers Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! at the Disco.

The Video Vanguard Award is presented to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video and popular culture.

Minaj is nominated this year in the Best Hip Hop category for her major single "Do We Have a Problem?" featuring fellow rapper Lil Baby. This is her seventeenth nomination at the VMAs.

Minaj will be releasing her next single "Super Freaky Girl" ahead of the show on August 12.

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