Tag: Kanye West

Quick Hits: Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Kesha

Kanye West has formally split with the streaming music service TIDAL. There had been reports in recent days that West was upset with his deal with the service and allegations that West was owned millions of dollars. According to TMZ, these funds include a bonus related to his exclusive release of his last album, The Life of Pablo, as well as compensation for music videos. Sources have confirmed to Billboard that West and TIDAL have terminated their exclusivity rights. In an interview with BBC 6 Music, Dave Grohl revealed that Shawn Stockman of ’90s R&B superstars Boyz II Men...

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Beyoncé Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominees

Nominees were announced for the 59th annual Grammy Awards this morning, with Beyoncé leading the pack, earning nine nods. Lemonade is nominated for Album of the Year, while “Formation” is up for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. “Hold Up” was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance while “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” her collaboration with Jack White, was surprisingly nominated in the Best Rock Performance category. Another Lemonade track, “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar, is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Lemonade is also nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Film. The video for “Formation”...

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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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Quick Hits: Kanye West / ComplexCon, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie

Kanye West will headline the first-ever ComplexCon event in Long Beach this November. ComplexCon is both a music festival and a conference for hip-hop. Other artists on the bill include Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Chief Keef and many more. ComplexCon runs November from 5-6. Bruce Springsteen has announced a book tour in support of his upcoming autobiography Born to Run. The Boss will visit nine cities in late September and early October to promote his book and all events include a pre-signed copy of the book. Born to Run will be released September 27, which is the first...

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Quick Hits: Justin Bieber & The Weeknd, Drake & Kanye West, Jimmy Eat World, Tinashe

Justin Bieber and The Weeknd are entering the Guinness Book of World Records. The 2017 edition of Guinness is recognizing Bieber for the Most streamed album on Spotify in one week, most streamed track on Spotify in one week, Most simultaneous tracks on the U.S. singles chart, Most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist, First act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on UK singles chart, Most followers on Twitter (male), Most viewed music channel on YouTube (individual) and Most subscribers on YouTube for a musician (male). The Weeknd is also going into...

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