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Jay Z's High Quality Music Streaming App

March 31st, 2015 11:54am EDT
Tidal Streaming Service Stands To Make Jay Z Even Richer Than Be
Jay Z stands to become one of the richest men in the music business after his purchase of Tidal, the music streaming service that directly benefits artists.

The mogul and several of his famous friends were in New York in a show of support for Tidal. Jay Z purchased Tidal's parent company Aspiro for $56 million, according to PC Magazine.

Tidal calls itself the "first artist-owned music-streaming service," with a focus on high-quality audio.

Alicia Keys, one of the company's backers, remarked that, "The goal is to create a better service and better experience for both the fans and artists....
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This Week In Music

March 31st, 2015 9:52am EDT
Wale And Ludacris Lead Albums To Check Out
Ah, March 31st is turning out to be quite a big new release day – by no means is March ending like a ‘lamb.’ Arguably, there is not a surefire juggernaut release the likes of Kendrick Lamar dropping this week, but there is a healthy dose of big names ending March on a high note. Led by Wale and a comeback album by Ludacris, here are seven newbies to check out this week!

1) Wale, The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)

Wale returns with his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. Nothing follows up Wale’s 2013 LP The Gifted, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The Album About...
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Jeff Bradshaw Delivers Some Serious Ear Candy

March 30th, 2015 3:15pm EDT
Review: Jeff Bradshaw Delivers A Brilliant, Star-Studded Live Al
Few will deny how rewarding a dynamic, new studio album can be musically – it’s something like ‘ear candy.’ An experience just as rewarding, if not more so, is a dynamic live album. Live albums provide a more organic experience, one less concerned with the perfection of the studio and more focused on a rawer, looser, and oft-times more intimate experience. For trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, his latest live album Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center exemplifies the virtues of the live album, delivering an exceptional musical experience.

Over the course of Home, a takeaway is the fact...
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Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Love 'Girl Crush'

March 30th, 2015 2:16pm EDT
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Show Support For LBT's 'Girl Cru
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert showed their support for Little Big Town's controversial song "Girl Crush" in a new photo on Instagram.

"We love @littlebigtown #girlcrush," the pair posted on Sunday. The image shows them kissing and wearing baseball caps with the song's title on them.

Even though the tune is actually about jealousy, not a homosexual relationship, it has caused a major ripple on the country music scene.

One fan wrote on Lambert's Instagram page: "In central Missouri they hardly play that song. What in the world?! I happen to love it!!!!"

Another added: "That song is am...
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Which Artist Stole The Show at The iHeart Radio Music Awards?

March 30th, 2015 11:30am EDT
Taylor Swift Steals The Show At iHeart Radio Music Awards
Taylor Swift stole the show at the iHeart Radio Music Awards when she nabbed three statues for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics.

The pop singer scored big as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Shake It Off," and won Best Lyrics for her hit tune, "Blank Space."

Swift also assisted Madonna during a performance of the music icon's newest song "Ghost Town" by playing guitar alongside the queen of pop.

The performance kicked off with Madonna and Swift sitting back to back, with only Madonna visible to the audience. Swift was later revealed as the guitar player si...
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The Hottest & Oddest Looks At The iHeartRadio Music Awards

March 30th, 2015 9:50am EDT
iHeartRadio Music Awards Fashion: '80s-Inspired Looks, A Skinny
Taylor Swift showed off her very slim figure at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The singer wore a black sparkly mini dress with side cut-outs and minimal jewelry.

The pop star scooped up three trophies at the event -- Artist of the Year, Best Lyrics for "Blank Space," and Song of the Year for "Shake It Off."

She has recently been linked to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. The pair were spotted hanging out together last week in Nashville, Tenn., and reportedly got cozy at Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival Tour.

Swift was joined on the red carpet by several fashionable...
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Why Did Justin Bieber 'Feel So Bad' About His Duet With Ariana Grande?

March 30th, 2015 9:30am EDT
Justin Bieber Crashes Ariana Grande Concert For Surprise Duet...
Here's a musical tip from Justin Bieber: if you're going to crash someone else's show for a surprise duet, make sure you actually know the lyrics.

It's something the Biebs couldn't quite handle when he showed up during an Ariana Grande concert in Miami this Saturday. Bieber took over for The Weeknd on the song "Love Me Harder," but couldn't remember what to sing and left a couple of very awkward blanks in the song.

"So I feel bad, I forgot the words, Ariana," Bieber apologized after the song was over. "I've been trying to memorize them backstage for like an hour."

At least no one seemed ...
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Bad News About Madonna's Latest Album

March 29th, 2015 1:26pm EDT
Madonn'a Rebel Heart
Bad news for Madonna. Her latest album, "Rebel Heart," is the star's worst selling record in 20 years.

The singer released her 13th studio album earlier this month, and it debuted at number two on the Billboard chart, selling 121,000. The record was trumped by the "Empire" soundtrack.

"Rebel Heart" then slipped to number 21 on its second week of release. It is the first of Madonna's albums to not debut at number one since 1998's "Ray Of Light."

"Rebel Heart" is now her worst-performing disc since 1994's "Bedtime Stories," which debuted at number three and sold 145,000 copies during its ...
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'Killing Jesus' Premieres Tonight On National Geographic

March 29th, 2015 10:57am EDT
Killing Jesus
At an advanced screening of "Killing Jesus," the movie, based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, author and executive producer Bill O’Reilly asked the crowd of nearly 1000 guests “ How does a poor carpenter become the most famous person in civilization?”

The movie, co-produced by Ridley Scott, Oscar-nominated director of Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, makes it world premiere on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm/7:00 pm central on the National Geographic Channel.

Following the screening I spoke one-on-one with O’Reilly and the film’s cast. When I as...
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Beyonce, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams Together Again!

March 29th, 2015 8:44am EDT
Destiny's Child Reunite At Stellar Awards
Beyonce, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland got the band back together on Saturday night for the Stellar Awards. Destiny's Child opened the gospel awards with a medley of some famous gospel songs.

Roland was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, while "Say Yes," her song with Beyonce and Rowland, was up for Inspirational Performance of the Year. Rowland took home the award for Music Video of the Year.

Wow! I won my FIRST Stellar Award tonight! We won for Video Music of The Year directed by @MatthewACherry for the song #SAYYES! ThankYouGod!

— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) ...
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