Daily Archives May 19, 2017

Watch Big Sean’s Fast-Paced ‘Sacrifices’ Video With Migos

May 19, 2017 Music

Big Sean continues to pump out I Decided videos at an accelerated pace, with the rapper teaming with Atlanta trio Migos for "Sacrifices."

The Kid Studio-directed clip sees Big Sean blazing around an empty city at night on his motorcycle – his rear lights streaming in his wake in Tron-like fashion – as he raps along to the I Decided track.

Later, Big Sean joins Migos at a warehouse where the in-demand trio – this week alone, they have appeared in Katy Perry's "Bon Appetit" and Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" – deliver their verses.

At the end of the video, it is revealed that Big Sean is killed in a motorcycle accident and the rapper is seen ascending toward heaven, borrowing a motif seen in his recent "Light" video, which could serve as a

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Prince Estate: Sister, Five Half-Siblings Named Heirs

May 19, 2017 Music

A Minnesota judge ruled Friday that Prince's sister and five half-siblings are the rightful heirs to the music icon's estate, worth an estimated $200 million.

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson as well as half-siblings Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson were officially declared as the singer's heirs after Prince died in April 2016 without a will. 

Tyka, Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson were on the initial list of six potential heirs that Carver County Judge Kevin Eide named in July 2016; Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson, who claimed to be Prince's niece and grandniece and were also on that initial list, have since had their claims rejected as a matter of law.

In the aftermath of Prince's death, more than 45 people came forward

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Read Tom Morello’s Poem for Chris Cornell

May 19, 2017 Music

On Thursday, Tom Morello paid tribute to his late friend and Audioslave bandmate Chris Cornell on Instagram. "Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent," the guitarist's post read. 

That same night, he wrote a poem in tribute to Cornell, which appears in full below.

You're a prince, you're a snare, you're a shadow

You're twilight and star burn and shade

You're a sage, you're a wound shared, you're masked

You're a pillar of smoke, you're a platinum heart

You're a brush fire, you're caged, you're free

Your vision pierces, you do not see

You are pieces strewn on the hillside

You're open armed, you're armed, you're true

You're a revealer of visions,

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Billboard Music Awards 2017: How to Watch, Who’s Performing and More

May 19, 2017 Music

"Awards season" is a misnomer in 2017, with major-ish trophies now doled out every month of the year — and late May brings the Billboard Music Awards.

The 2017 edition airs live from the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21st at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ABC, and will be co-hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens.

Here's all the info you need to know about the big evening in store.

Who's performingPerformances are expected from Lorde, Ed Sheehan, Miley Cyrus (performing her image-shifting new single "Malibu"), Celine Dion (singing "My Heart Will Go On" nearly 25 years after its debut), Camila Cabello (her solo debut after her departure from Fifth Harmony), Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Sam Hunt, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Julia

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Shakira Details New Album, Releases Galvanic Song ‘Nada’

May 19, 2017 Music

Shakira released a sweeping single "Nada" from her 11th studio album, El Dorado, out May 28th. The undulant ballad, sung entirely in Spanish, features the familiar gallop Shakira has honed in songs as early as 2001's "Poem to a Horse," to her 2014 hit, "Empire." 

The Colombian diva previewed the album with several other songs including her hit "La Bicicleta," "Comme Moi," "Deja Vu" and more recently, "Chantaje," with 22-year-old reggaeton singer Maluma. The track list reveals that the pair will also duet on new song "Trap."

"Chantaje" debuted at Number One on the Hot Latin Songs chart for the week of November 19th, Billboard reported. The same week, it also cracked the Hot 100 at Number 96. Shakira also won two 2016 Latin Grammy Awards for

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Katy Perry Vs. Taylor Swift: Pop Stars’ Beef History Explained

May 19, 2017 Music

Over the past few years, pop's biggest beef has been between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Neither woman has ever explicitly confirmed the feud, and each has instead dropped not-so-subtle hints about their deteriorated friendship, bringing famous names into the fold – and creating two rumored diss songs out of it. Most recently, Perry released the feisty "Swish Swish," a song many see as her direct response to Swift's "Bad Blood." Here is a history of the pair's beef.

The feud allegedly began in 2013.During the first few years of their respective careers, both Swift and Perry were cordial to one another. Between tweeting support and joining each other on stage — they sang Perry's "Hot n Cold" at a 2010 Swift concert — the two were friendly and encouraging of one another.

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Chris Cornell: Police Report Details Timeline Prior to Singer’s Death

May 19, 2017 Music

A police report from the investigation into the death of Chris Cornell has revealed new details regarding the singer's suicide.

According to the report, obtained by the Detroit News, Cornell had a troubling telephone conversation with his wife Vicky in the hour before his death where he admitted to taking "an extra Ativan or two" and was slurring his words, reiterating Vicky Cornell's separate statement Friday morning.

The police report also fleshed out the timeline of what transpired from the time Soundgarden's Detroit concert ended to the time the singer was found dead in his hotel room's bathroom.

Soon after Soundgarden's concert ended, at 11:30 p.m., Cornell's bodyguard Martin Kirsten said he accompanied the singer to his hotel room to help fix his

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Solange Dominates Space, Tears Down Walls at Masterful Guggenheim Show

May 19, 2017 Music

Solange transformed one of the world's best-known art institutions, New York's Guggenheim Museum, into a personal gallery where her 2016 album A Seat at the Table could live, breathe and take up all the space it deserves.

Draping the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda of were bodies clad in mostly white – she made the request that attendees come dressed in the color. Before the show even starts, the very image of a sea of matching outfits is something to behold, with the white clothes standing along the white, cylindrical ramps or sitting cross-legged on the white marble floor. The punctuation was mostly skin and its various colors.

The chatty, excited murmurs of fans were halted by the same loud riff of dissonant noise protruding from the speakers

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Smino: Meet the Midwest MC Behind One of the Summer’s Coolest Love Songs

May 19, 2017 Music

The 25-year old rapper and crooner Smino is set to be one of the next big voices to burst from the Midwest. His gorgeous love-funk single "Anita" is currently at a million plays across YouTube and SoundCloud, he's currently on a headlining tour and his self-reflective rhymes and melodic delivery anchor a recent debut LP, Blkswn. This moment has been years in the making: He's literally lived in studios and moved back and forth between his native St. Louis to Chicago; all the while developing a signature sound that combines elements of funk, electro, soul and hip-hop. And not even a fractured right foot can slow him down.

Only a few dates into the Swanita tour, he hurt himself in an impromptu mosh pit. Injured yet unfazed, the rapper born Chris Smith Jr. will perform on

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Smino: Meet the Midwest MC Behind One of the Summer’s Coolest Love Songs

May 19, 2017 Music

The 25-year old rapper and crooner Smino is set to be one of the next big voices to burst from the Midwest. His gorgeous love-funk single "Anita" is currently at a million plays across YouTube and SoundCloud, he's currently on a headlining tour and his self-reflective rhymes and melodic delivery anchor a recent debut LP, Blkswn. This moment has been years in the making: He's literally lived in studios and moved back and forth between his native St. Louis to Chicago; all the while developing a signature sound that combines elements of funk, electro, soul and hip-hop. And not even a fractured right foot can slow him down.

Only a few dates into the Swanita tour, he hurt himself in an impromptu mosh pit. Injured yet unfazed, the rapper born Chris Smith Jr. will perform on

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