Category: MUSIC NEWS

Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur

Phantogram, the critically acclaimed sonic duo comprised of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, today announced their third studio LP, Three, to be released September 16th on Republic Records. After teasing their new single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” last month, the song premiered yesterday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. The band will also be performing “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” tonight (6/16) on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (11:30/10:30c). In support of their new album, Phantogram will be touring across the United States and Canada this fall, kicking off in Las Vegas on September...

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The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting

The Recording Academy has completed its annual awards review and established new amendments and key dates guiding the 59th Annual Grammy Awards process. Among other changes, the updates allow previously ineligible streaming-only works into the process and limit the number of categories in which members may vote. The new guidelines go into effect immediately in the current-year awards cycle. “The Grammys aren’t just peer-awarded, they’re peer-driven. Throughout the year, members of the music community come to us asking to make changes to the Awards process, and we work with them to figure out how those changes might work,” said...

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Kanye West Announces Saint Pablo Tour

Kanye West has announced a two-month tour of North America in support of his latest album The Life of Pablo. The Saint Pablo tour begins in Indianapolis on August 25 and winds up in Las Vegas on October 29. The trek includes a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in early September, as well as two nights in his hometown of Chicago in early October and a two-night stand in Los Angeles at the end of October. This is West’s first full tour in three years. West is also working towards the release of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel...

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The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://images.radcity.net/5988/5177035.jpg” captiontext=”Adele”] The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were handed out Sunday night on ABC, with The Weeknd coming out on top. The Canadian R&B star won eight awards throughout the evening, including Top Hot 100 Artist. Adele won five times, including the Top Artist award and Top Billboard 200 Album. She also debuted the music video for her new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” Other notable winners included Justin Bieber (Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist), Rihanna (the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award) and twenty one pilots (Top Rock Artist and Top Rock...

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Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200

Views from Drake remains atop the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, though four new releases debut in the top 10. Views earned 239,000 more equivalent album units, 83,000 were in traditional album sales. At #2 is Beyoncé with Lemonade with 128,000 units for the week, 92,000 copies were in sales. [captionpix imgsrc=”http://images.radcity.net/5988/5179332.jpg” captiontext=”Meghan Trainor”] The first debut this week comes from Meghan Trainor, whose sophomore release Thank You arrives at #3 with 107,000 units, of which 84,000 were album sales. Rockers Pierce the Veil debut at #4 with their latest release, Misadventures. Chance the Rapper‘s...

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