Category: MUSIC NEWS

Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour

Green Day will hit the road on a North American arena tour in 2017 in support of their new album Revolution Radio. The 24-date trek begins in Phoenix on March 1 with dates announced up to April 8 in San Diego.Against Me!, who recently put out their own new record Shape Shift With Me, will open all dates. Green Day’s current tour of smaller U.S. venues wraps up in St. Louis on October 26. The band will also play in Europe and the UK in January and February of 2017. Green Day 2017 North American tour dates: March 13...

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Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations

Drake has broken Michael Jackson‘s record for the most American Music Award nominees, as the superstar has earned 13 nods for the 2016 awards. Jackson was nominated 11 times in 1984. Amazingly, Drake has never actually won an AMA in his career, despite multiple nominations over the years. Rihanna has the second highest amount of nominations with seven. Adele and Justin Bieber were both nominated five times, with Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers earning four each. BrysonTiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weekndwere all nominated three times each. Drake, Adele, Beyoncé, Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande,...

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Solange’s A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album

Solange Knowles nabs her first-ever #1 album, as A Seat at the Table arrives atop this week’s Billboard 200 chart. A Seat at the Table earned 72,000 equivalent album units according to Nielsen Music, 46,000 of which were in traditional album sales. A Seat at the Table was only announced on September 27, three days before it arrived digitally. A physical release is set for November 18. Solange and her sister Beyoncé are now the third-ever pair of siblings to both have a #1 album, after Michael & Janet Jackson and Master P & Silkk the Shocker. Indie singer-songwriter Bon Iver (aka Justin...

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Quick Hits: Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Soundgarden

Coldplay has announced a 2017 North American tour, playing 18 stadium and arena dates next August, September and October. The new round of dates begin at New York’s MetLife Stadium on August 1, with a dozen shows in August, then picks up with six more dates on the west coast and in Canada starting September 23 in Seattle. Earlier this week, the band announced 13 European stadium dates for June and July of 2017. Alicia Keys has announced her new album is titled Here and will arrive on November 4. It is the singer’s first new record in four...

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Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Justin Bieber

In a new interview with Carson Daly on CHR KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio)/Los Angeles, Lady Gaga says her Super Bowl halftime show will “push the envelope,” but not in a way that censors or the FCC may fear. “The best way to push the envelope is with your guts and your talent,” she said. “And then you also want to push the envelope in terms of your creativity and your music and taking the show to the next level, but I don’t know if it’s the place to push the envelope in other ways. In some ways, I want...

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eQB Cover Story

FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy