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Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100’s Longest Rule This Year

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Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100’s Longest Rule This Year

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Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink on ELLE’s September Cover

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Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink on ELLE’s September Cover

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Listen To Alicia Keys’ Triumphant New Track, ‘New Day’…

New music from the follow-up to Alicia Keys’ 2009 disc The Element of Freedom has been hotly anticipated for months, and [today], the R&B star finally unveiled a celebratory new cut, “New Day.”

As the song’s beat springs back and forth and piano flourishes add a bit of seriousness, Keys sings about touching the sky and not letting chances go to waste. If “New Day” is indeed the lead single to Keys’ fifth studio album, the track is her most upbeat lead single yet, following cuts like “You Don’t Know My Name,” “No One” and “Doesn’t Mean Anything.” (Listen and More via Billboard…)

Listen To Alicia Keys’ Triumphant New Track, ‘New Day’…

New music from the follow-up to Alicia Keys’ 2009 disc The Element of Freedom has been hotly anticipated for months, and [today], the R&B star finally unveiled a celebratory new cut, “New Day.”

As the song’s beat springs back and forth and piano flourishes add a bit of seriousness, Keys sings about touching the sky and not letting chances go to waste. If “New Day” is indeed the lead single to Keys’ fifth studio album, the track is her most upbeat lead single yet, following cuts like “You Don’t Know My Name,” “No One” and “Doesn’t Mean Anything.” (Listen and More via Billboard…)

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Grizzly Bear Returns With Fourth Album: Hear New Song ‘Sleeping Ute’…

Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed Veckatimest album on Sept. 18 through Warp Records. Although the Brooklyn group’s fourth studio effort does not yet have an announced title, Grizzly Bear unveiled its track list and released its lead track, “Sleeping Ute,” on Tuesday (June 5). (More via Billboard…)

Grizzly Bear Returns With Fourth Album: Hear New Song ‘Sleeping Ute’…

Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed Veckatimest album on Sept. 18 through Warp Records. Although the Brooklyn group’s fourth studio effort does not yet have an announced title, Grizzly Bear unveiled its track list and released its lead track, “Sleeping Ute,” on Tuesday (June 5). (More via Billboard…)

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Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC…

One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks’ first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom: this was not a grimy New York hip-hop show. Ticketholders were greeted with complimentary cotton candy before entering the main dance hall. Red balloons that resembled long-armed crabs loomed over the crowd like nautical specters. And in between each bearded hipster who was in attendance to ogle the buzziest of all female rappers at her hometown coming-out party, there were mermaids, adorned with jewels and scales and hopes of being named the fairest sea creature of all.

Hours after the Harlem MC — who has shaken up the blogosphere like a snowglobe ever since dropping her bottle rocket single “212” last September — performed an afternoon set at Hot 97’s annual rap summit, Summer Jam, Banks invited curious fans to a “Mermaid Ball” in which her dance-fused aesthetic could shimmer in full. (More via Billboard…)

Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC…

One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks’ first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom: this was not a grimy New York hip-hop show. Ticketholders were greeted with complimentary cotton candy before entering the main dance hall. Red balloons that resembled long-armed crabs loomed over the crowd like nautical specters. And in between each bearded hipster who was in attendance to ogle the buzziest of all female rappers at her hometown coming-out party, there were mermaids, adorned with jewels and scales and hopes of being named the fairest sea creature of all.

Hours after the Harlem MC — who has shaken up the blogosphere like a snowglobe ever since dropping her bottle rocket single “212” last September — performed an afternoon set at Hot 97’s annual rap summit, Summer Jam, Banks invited curious fans to a “Mermaid Ball” in which her dance-fused aesthetic could shimmer in full. (More via Billboard…)

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Meek Mill Talks ‘Dreamchasers 2’ Mixtape, Nas Collabo & Roc Nation Deal…

When he isn’t in the studio or on the road, Meek Mill prefers to be in the streets. The 25-year-old rapper, known for his punctuated style, has taken his love of motocross bikes to the Internet through a partnership with iPhone app VIDDY, serving as a judge for a contest that ends on June 2.

For the competition, entrants can upload videos of themselves doing motocross bike tricks through viddy.com/MeekMill. The Maybach Music Group rapper will sort through the entries to determine the most skilled rider, who will take home a custom ETHIKA, Inc. custom motocross bike with an $8,500 value, as well as other prizes. According to the Philadelphia native, participating in the giveaway was a no-brainer based on his prior experience with bikes. (More via Billboard…)

Meek Mill Talks ‘Dreamchasers 2’ Mixtape, Nas Collabo & Roc Nation Deal…

When he isn’t in the studio or on the road, Meek Mill prefers to be in the streets. The 25-year-old rapper, known for his punctuated style, has taken his love of motocross bikes to the Internet through a partnership with iPhone app VIDDY, serving as a judge for a contest that ends on June 2.

For the competition, entrants can upload videos of themselves doing motocross bike tricks through viddy.com/MeekMill. The Maybach Music Group rapper will sort through the entries to determine the most skilled rider, who will take home a custom ETHIKA, Inc. custom motocross bike with an $8,500 value, as well as other prizes. According to the Philadelphia native, participating in the giveaway was a no-brainer based on his prior experience with bikes. (More via Billboard…)

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Beck Releases New Single With Jack White…

Teaming up with Jack White, Beck released the menacing country number “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” on Third Man Records this week.

The song skirts the line between a range of styles, including punk (with White supplying screaming vocals), smooth funk, and country. It is delightfully cathartic, rife with bluesy guitar slides and a chorus that asserts that Beck was “saying things that a garbage-man would not say.” The track also features syrupy vocals from White’s ex-wife and fellow Third Man artist Karen Elson. (More at Billboard…)

Beck Releases New Single With Jack White…

Teaming up with Jack White, Beck released the menacing country number “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” on Third Man Records this week.

The song skirts the line between a range of styles, including punk (with White supplying screaming vocals), smooth funk, and country. It is delightfully cathartic, rife with bluesy guitar slides and a chorus that asserts that Beck was “saying things that a garbage-man would not say.” The track also features syrupy vocals from White’s ex-wife and fellow Third Man artist Karen Elson. (More at Billboard…)

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Rihanna Goes Nude To Promote New Perfume…

Rihanna, no stranger to baring all, has stripped down once again to promote her new perfume, Nude.

She took to Instagram to share the big news with her fans, writing:

"I got a big shoot tomorrow for a surprise fragrance for my ladies called… NUDE! Bye bye dreadz, for NOW!"

More via Billboard…

Rihanna Goes Nude To Promote New Perfume…

Rihanna, no stranger to baring all, has stripped down once again to promote her new perfume, Nude.

She took to Instagram to share the big news with her fans, writing:

"I got a big shoot tomorrow for a surprise fragrance for my ladies called… NUDE! Bye bye dreadz, for NOW!"

More via Billboard

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Rico Love Talks Working With Diddy, Rick Ross & Usher’s Looking 4 Myself Album…

This month has been memorable for Rico Love. After celebrating his second win for Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Annual POP awards on May 10, Rico Love’s latest effort, Rick Ross’ “Touch ‘N You,” debuted at No. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 1.7 million audience impressions on May 26

The songwriter and producer has been crafting chart-topping hits for Usher and a variety of artists for over eight years. He is currently the creative voice behind several tracks on Usher’s Looking 4 Myself album and Trey Songz’ “Heart Attack,” which moves from No. 11 to No. 9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart last week. The Juice had the opportunity to catch up with Rico Love to discuss the story behind “Touch N’ You,” his friendship with Usher, and future plans for his Division 1 imprint. (More via Billboard…)

Rico Love Talks Working With Diddy, Rick Ross & Usher’s Looking 4 Myself Album…

This month has been memorable for Rico Love. After celebrating his second win for Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Annual POP awards on May 10, Rico Love’s latest effort, Rick Ross’ “Touch ‘N You,” debuted at No. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 1.7 million audience impressions on May 26

The songwriter and producer has been crafting chart-topping hits for Usher and a variety of artists for over eight years. He is currently the creative voice behind several tracks on Usher’s Looking 4 Myself album and Trey Songz’ “Heart Attack,” which moves from No. 11 to No. 9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart last week. The Juice had the opportunity to catch up with Rico Love to discuss the story behind “Touch N’ You,” his friendship with Usher, and future plans for his Division 1 imprint. (More via Billboard…)

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Far*East Movement Is Back with More ‘Booty-Poppin’ Music’…

Far*East Movement, the Los Angeles electro/hip-hop outfit behind such hits as “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer,” is looking beyond the dancefloor and hopes to inspire a whole new movement with its latest album, Dirty Bass.

"Far*East Movement are what I call ‘futuristic-renaissance artists,’" says Martin Kierszenbaum, chairman of Cherrytree Records, which will release the album through Interscope on June 5. "The aesthetic message is unified and presented together via their videos, Web episodes, artwork, performances, et cetera. It’s all one cohesive through-line of Dirty Bass: a sound, lifestyle and movement.” (More via Billboard…)

Far*East Movement Is Back with More ‘Booty-Poppin’ Music’…

Far*East Movement, the Los Angeles electro/hip-hop outfit behind such hits as “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer,” is looking beyond the dancefloor and hopes to inspire a whole new movement with its latest album, Dirty Bass.

"Far*East Movement are what I call ‘futuristic-renaissance artists,’" says Martin Kierszenbaum, chairman of Cherrytree Records, which will release the album through Interscope on June 5. "The aesthetic message is unified and presented together via their videos, Web episodes, artwork, performances, et cetera. It’s all one cohesive through-line of Dirty Bass: a sound, lifestyle and movement.” (More via Billboard…)

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Beyonce Returns to the Stage in Atlantic City…

"I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me running on that treadmill," Beyoncé said at her sold-out concert on Saturday night (May 26), the second of four shows at Revel’s Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, before ending the night with her No. 1 hit, "Single Ladies."

It’s no surprise the amount of dedication and discipline Bey’ puts into her shows, from the knee-high age of five. The ‘Back to Business’ four-night concert series — the title comes off a lyric in her first 4 single, ‘Run the World (Girls) — was no different. It was her first time on stage since giving birth to her and Jay-Z’s baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, and eight months since her four concert series, “4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé,” in NYC. (More via Billboard…)

Beyonce Returns to the Stage in Atlantic City…

"I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me running on that treadmill," Beyoncé said at her sold-out concert on Saturday night (May 26), the second of four shows at Revel’s Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, before ending the night with her No. 1 hit, "Single Ladies."

It’s no surprise the amount of dedication and discipline Bey’ puts into her shows, from the knee-high age of five. The ‘Back to Business’ four-night concert series — the title comes off a lyric in her first 4 single, ‘Run the World (Girls) — was no different. It was her first time on stage since giving birth to her and Jay-Z’s baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, and eight months since her four concert series, “4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé,” in NYC. (More via Billboard…)

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Justin Bieber Wanted for Questioning in Scuffle…

Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.

Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, teen actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas. (More via Billboard…)

Justin Bieber Wanted for Questioning in Scuffle…

Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.

Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, teen actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas. (More via Billboard…)

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Justin Timberlake Making Music Return with ‘Devil’ Score…

Justin Timberlake is set to make music once again — but don’t look for a new album yet.

The singer will compose the score, his first, for the film “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The New Orleans-set drama will feature Jessica Biel (Timberlake’s fiancé), Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and is expected to start shooting in the fall. (More via Billboard…)

Justin Timberlake Making Music Return with ‘Devil’ Score…

Justin Timberlake is set to make music once again — but don’t look for a new album yet.

The singer will compose the score, his first, for the film “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The New Orleans-set drama will feature Jessica Biel (Timberlake’s fiancé), Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and is expected to start shooting in the fall. (More via Billboard…)

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John Mayer, Born and Raised: Track-By-Track Review…

John Mayer’s mouth has gotten him in all sorts of trouble over the years. His music? Not so much. Born and Raised, Mayer’s fifth studio album, follows four successful full-lengths, all of which have reached the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Sadly, Born and Raised is the first album the musician will not be able to support live, at least for the time being: Mayer is currently struggling with a throat condition called granuloma, and canceled a planned spring tour earlier this year. (More via Billboard…)

John Mayer, Born and Raised: Track-By-Track Review…

John Mayer’s mouth has gotten him in all sorts of trouble over the years. His music? Not so much. Born and Raised, Mayer’s fifth studio album, follows four successful full-lengths, all of which have reached the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Sadly, Born and Raised is the first album the musician will not be able to support live, at least for the time being: Mayer is currently struggling with a throat condition called granuloma, and canceled a planned spring tour earlier this year. (More via Billboard…)

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Kreayshawn’s Debut Album To Prove There’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay…

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” video hitting YouTube, and now, 34 million clicks later, the Oakland rapper’s debut album has received a title and release date. Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay hits stores on Aug. 14 through Columbia Records. (More via Billboard…)

Kreayshawn’s Debut Album To Prove There’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” video hitting YouTube, and now, 34 million clicks later, the Oakland rapper’s debut album has received a title and release date. Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay hits stores on Aug. 14 through Columbia Records. (More via Billboard…)

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