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Beyoncé and ‘Break My Soul’ Enter
Race for Number 1 This Week

Following the release of her critically acclaimed seventh solo album ‘Renaissance’, the record’s lead single ‘Break My Soul’ could challenge long lasting champions LF System for Number 1 this week. According to reports, ‘Break My Soul’ is set to bounce from number 6 to number 2, but some expect it to go higher in the charts.

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Blackpink is Making a Comeback with New Music and Their Largest Tour Yet

Blackpink is making a long-awaited comeback with new music and their largest tour yet! Blackpink is back in your area after their record label YG Entertainment announced the girl group’s latest comeback this Wednesday. Since they are in the “final stages of recording a new album,” new music should be expected in August. According to the press release, the band has been working on “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.” YG Entertainment also announced that “Blackpink will also go on the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group by the end of the year to expand their rapport with fans worldwide.”

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Beyoncé’s Renaissance Album Leaks Two Days Early

Just 48 hours before its scheduled release at midnight E.T. On Thursday, Beyoncé’s entire album was officially leaked. Social media was in a frenzy with comments on the leak. Some posts included CD copies of the album for sale in stores, apparently in Europe. Reps for Beyonce and the album’s distributor, Columbia Records, have not yet responded to the incident and have not commented on the severity of it.

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Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X Lead This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

With seven nominations each, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, and Kendrick Lamar are leading the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. The full list of nominations has been officially announced, with hip-hop artists coming up first.
Lil Nas X and Harlow are nominated together with their duet “Industry Baby” in five different categories. Lamar has been nominated for Best Cinematography for not just one, but for two of his music videos: “Family Ties” and “N95.”

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Britney Spears Shares Text Conversation with Mother

Britney Spears is no stranger to putting her family on blast on social media after her grueling conservatorship. This time, she shared text messages that she sent to her mother while the pop star was in a mental health facility.
Spears took to Instagram on Monday to share several screenshots of text messages she sent her mother, Lynne Spears, as well as s friends and a lawyer after she was reportedly forced to enter a mental health facility in the year 2019.

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Ricky Martin Wins Case Against his Nephew Over Alleged Incest

Ricky Martin has won the legal battle against his nephew, who withdrew his previous claims of being sexually harassed and abused by the singer. The reason for his withdrawal has not been made public, only that the judge has decided to dismiss the restraining order that was issued a week ago against Ricky Martin. On July 1st, Ricky’s 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Sanchez, filed a restraining order against the singer under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law. Sanchez claimed the two of them were in an illegal incest relationship that lasted 7 months, and that Martin harassed him when it ended. If his allegations had proved to be true, the Latin pop icon could have faced over 50 years in prison.

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Soundcloud Deal With Warner Music Group, Integrating Fan-Powered Royalties

Incredible news has emerged for all artists signed with Warner Music Group, as well as fans who want nothing more than to support them— the record label has signed an agreement with the streaming service Soundcloud to now include singers signed under their label to receive “fan-powered royalties,” increasing the amount of revenue that they can ultimately make. Soundcloud developed this method of payment only a year ago, stating the ultimate appeal that “you get paid based on your fans’ actual listening habits. The more of their time your dedicated fans listen to your music, the more you get paid. This model benefits independent artists.” 

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Justin Bieber Announces Return of the
Justice World Tour After Ramsay Hunt
Syndrome Diagnosis

Justin Bieber is back, and so is The Justice World Tour. On Tuesday, Bieber announced the show would start back up again via the tour’s official social media channels. The famous popstar had originally postponed multiple shows due to his Ramsay Hunt Syndrome diagnosis, a disease that left half of his face paralyzed.

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Lil Uzi Vert Drops Surprise ‘I Know’
Song

Lil Uzi Vert is gifting fans by releasing back-to back singles. On monday, the famous rapper released “I Know” on SoundCloud, just two days after dropping their single. “Spade Cadet” this past weekend. The new track is part of a collection set to be featured on their upcoming ‘Red & White’ EP, their first project since ‘Pluto x Baby Pluto’ with Future.

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Nicky Jam, Camilo, and Bizarrap are among Billboard Latin Music Week Special Guests

Camilo, Bizarrap, and Nicky Jam will be performing on Billboard Latin Music Week, a week dedicated exclusively to celebrating Latin music and culture. Romeo Santos, Blessd, Kunno, Jenni Rivera’s sons, Luis R Conriquez, Eslabón Armado, Yahritza y Su Esencia, and Ovy On The Drums have also been confirmed for the festival that will be taking place on September 26th-30th at the Faena Forum in Miami.

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Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl for 35th Anniversary

The 1987 movie Dirty Dancing has one of the most iconic and memorable music soundtracks in cinema history. Now, this soundtrack is about to be released on vinyl to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this legendary dancing rom-com. The 1987 classic starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze as lovers Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle. A love story that started during a summer holiday when Baby would discover her passion for dancing as she falls for professional dancer Johnny Castle.

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5 Seconds Of Summer Release New
Single, ‘Blender’

The members of 5 Seconds Of Summer have done it again with the new release of their song ‘Blender.’ Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin released their brand new single on Wednesday, and as the title suggests, it’s a mix of their innermost thoughts.

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