Category: MUSIC NEWS

Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan

The lineup for Atlanta’s annual Music Midtown festival has been revealed. The two-day event will take place in Piedmont Park from September 17-18. Among the many acts on board for the festival are Twenty One Pilots, Beck, The Killers, The Lumineers, CHVRCHES, Kesha, Big Boi, James Bay, G-Easy and Alabama Shakes. Drake has cancelled all meet and greet VIP packages for his upcoming Summer Sixteen tour. Sources tell People that fans who bought the packages have been told they are canceled due to “scheduling issues” and will be refunded. Some are speculating that the cancellations may be due to...

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Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Founders Entertainment has announced the inaugural edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, to be held this coming October 1st & 2nd at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the storied borough of Queens, New York. Featuring performances from Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Kygo, Grimes, The 1975, Bryson Tiller, Savages, Metric, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Kamasi Washington, Sylvan Esso, and many many more. The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will play host to 42+ artists across four stages, showcase a world’s fair of cuisine from around the globe, and feature...

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Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200

Drake continues to dominate the Billboard 200 this week, with Views earning another 121,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. This makes Drake the first solo male artist with seven weeks at #1 since Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP way back in 2000. The last record to spend seven weeks atop the Billboard 200 was of course Adele‘s 2015 release 25.Nick Jonas earns the biggest debut of the week with Last Year Was Complicated. It gives Jonas the highest charting solo album of his career, earning 66,000 units, 47,000 of which were traditional album sales.At #3 is the...

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Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles

he lineup for the 2016 Made in America festival in Philadelphia has been revealed. Sponsored by Budweiser and curated by Jay Z, this year’s edition is topped by Rihanna and Coldplay. The eclectic lineup also includes ColleGrove (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne), Jamie xx, Chance The Rapper, Bryson Tiller, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, DJ Khaled and many, many more. The annual festival will be held over Labor Day weekend (September 3-4). As expected, Drake dominated the MuchMusic Awards on Sunday night. The Toronto native won five trophies at the Canadian music awards show...

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Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Grammys, Deftones, Lollapalooza, Charlie Puth

A day after announcing his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West has released a song of the same title. “Saint Pablo” has been amended to his album The Life of Pablo as the final track on the album. The Life of Pablo briefly was removed from Tidal overnight, then re-emerged with the new tracklist. This change is keeping in line with West’s description of the record as a “living album.” CBS has signed a new deal with The Grammys to keep the awards show on the network through 2026. This agreement will keep the Grammys on CBS for 54 years...

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