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Drake - Celebrities attend a BRIT awards 2016 after party at Tramp club - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th February 2016

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Drake - Celebrities watch the LA Lakers play The Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th November 2015

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Drake - New York Fashion Week - KIA STYLE360 hosts Serena Williams Signature Collection by HSN at Metropolitan West, New York Fashion Week - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 15th September 2015

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Drake - Celebrities attend the Semi-finals of the 2015 Tennis U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 11th September 2015

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Meek Mill Responds To Drake With His Own Diss Track 'Wanna Know'


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Meek Mill has at last responded to Drake in the escalating, and increasingly entertaining, war of words that’s broken out between them over the last 10 days. The Philadelphia-born rapper fired back at Drizzy’s two diss tracks by releasing one of his own on Thursday night (July 30th).

The track, called ‘Wanna Know’, got its first airing on New York’s Hot 97 radio station last night. It sees Mill repeat the claim that the Canadian star uses ghostwriters to pen his lyrics. One of the barbs goes “n***** writing for you cause you know you never did s***,” and Mill’s flow seems to imitate that of Drake’s own ‘Started From The Bottom’.

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Drake Hits Out At Meek Mill Again With New Track 'Back To Back'


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After being accusing of using a ghostwriter by Meek Mill last week, Drake has hit back with a second diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj’s fiancée. In ‘Back To Back’ which he released on Wednesday, Drake calls out Mill again and accuses him of riding the coattails of Minaj.

DrakeDrake has unleashed his second response to Meek Mill ‘Back to Back’.

On the track Drake raps, ‘This for y’all that think that I don’t write enough / They just mad ’cause I got the Midas touch / You love her, then you gotta give the world to her/Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour? / I know that you gotta be a thug for her / This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more’

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Meek Mill Calls Drake's Diss Track "Soft"


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The war of words between Drake and Meek Mill is intensifying this week, after Mill slammed the Canadian’s much-discussed diss track as “baby lotion soft”.

Drake released the track ‘Charged Up’ over the weekend in response to Meek Mill’s repeated claims that he didn’t actually write his own lyrics, using a ghostwriter to pen his rhymes instead. It featured barbs such as “Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed… You boys aren’t gettin’ any of your feelings on me / You should embrace it this could be one our realest moments”.

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Drake Responds To Ghostwriter Allegations With Meek Mill Diss Track 'Charged Up'


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Rapper Drake has responded to Meek Mill’s accusations he uses a ‘ghostwriter’ by releasing a ‘diss track’ titled ‘Charged Up’, which dropped on Saturday evening. The beef between the two rappers began earlier in the week when Mill accused Drake of not writing his own lyrics during a twitter trade.

DrakeDrake has responded to Meek Mill’s claims with track ‘Charged Up’.

In the track the Canadian rapper addressed Meek Mill’s claims and rhymes, ‘All y’all stare in my face and hope you could be to replace me / Snitchin’ on us without no interrogation / I stay silent ‘cause we at war and I’m very patient.’

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Drake's Alleged "Ghostwriter" Denies Meek Mill's Accusations


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The man named as Drake’s apparent ‘ghostwriter’ by Meek Mill has denied the accusations that he writes all of the Canadian rapper’s rhymes.

Quentin Miller, a relative newcomer to the industry, took to his Tumblr page on Thursday (July 23rd) to dismiss Mill’s argument. He recalls getting a phone call from Drake offering to work with him, describing talking to “one of my idols” with total disbelief.

“I am not and never will be a 'ghostwriter' for Drake,” Miller wrote. “I’m proud to say that we’ve collaborated… but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.”

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Rapper Meek Mill Accuses Drake Of Not Writing His Own Lyrics In Twitter Rant


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Meek Mill, the boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, has called out Drake on twitter, accusing the rapper of not writing his own lyrics. The spat comes despite Drake making a guest appearance on Mill’s track ‘R.I.C.O.’ which featured on the rapper’s latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money.

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"Stop comparing Drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!" Mill wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. "The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can't wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don't know!" he added.

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Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review


New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.

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Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake

Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance.  The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.

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Drake - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 1 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

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Drake - Celebrities at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd July 2015

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Get Wired For Wireless 2015! London To Explode With Pop Favourites This Weekend


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New Look Wireless Festival is returning to Finsbury Park, following last year's success at the North London venue, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The 2015 line-up is set to be the biggest yet with headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta playing to the 40,000 a day capacity festival.

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For the first time, Wireless festival goers expect to see karaoke, a tone 'n' tweak area and plenty of choice in the food court. In celebration of their 10th birthday though, here are Wireless' best acts to see across the line up from this weekend.

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Ed Sheeran Takes "Careerist" As Compliment, Not Insult


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He’s one of the biggest musical acts in the world today and could be forgiven for living a life of excess, but Ed Sheeran is determined to keep his feet on the ground and not let his career slide away.

During a new interview with the Big Issue, Sheeran addressed Noel Gallagher’s infamous recent criticism of new artists being “careerists” and too focussed on the financial side of their music, and it would seem that he takes the label as a compliment.

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App That Allows Texting In Taylor Swift Song Lyrics Released


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If you’ve got an insatiable appetite for all things Taylor Swift, we’ve got some pretty big news for you. Some bright sparks have invented an app that lets you translate your text messages into lyrics from her songs.

Performing much the same function as the recently invented Drizzy app, which fills text with Drake’s lyrics, TayText allows the Swift uber-fan express their thoughts via a choice of over 300 lyrics from 60 of her songs. Perhaps not best if you’re texting your parents, definitely worthwhile with Tinder!

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Third Straight Number One Album For The Zac Brown Band


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There’s change at the top of the American albums chart this week as the Zac Brown Band enters at Number 1 with its fourth LP Jekyll + Hyde.

The eight piece ensemble notched up their third consecutive Billboard chart topper by selling 228,000 copies, including track equivalent and streaming equivalent sales, in the week ending May 3rd, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

These are impressive sales figures for the group, which previously had Number 1 albums in 2012 with Uncaged and 2010 with You Get What You Give. Jekyll + Hyde contains two popular singles already, one being the Chris Cornell collaboration ‘Heavy is the Head’ and the other the country-flavoured ‘Homegrown’.

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Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards


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Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not unpredictably the top winner at the 2015 Latin Music Awards, scooping ten separate accolades for his work as a musician and producer while Latino heartthrob Enrique Iglesias came in close behind with nine prizes.

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The former Aventura frontman was not only Artist, Producer and Songwriter of the Year, but he also stormed the Tropical categories with awards for Tropical Songs Solo Artist of the Year and Albums Solo Artist with his second album 'Formula, Vol. 2' winning Tropical Album of the Year and Top Latin Album of the Year and his single 'Odio' featuring Drake scooping the Tropical Song of the Year. His other two awards were Hot Latin Songs Male Artist and Top Latin Albums Male Artist.

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Alabama Shakes Rock To The Top Of The Billboard Albums Chart


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Rock group Alabama Shakes scored their first Number One album in America with their second effort Sound & Color, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In quite a low-selling week, the rockers sold 96,000 copies of their sophomore effort to reach the top spot in the Billboard 200 chart. The reformed system counts track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent sales, though some 91,000 of Sound & Color’s sales total came from traditional physical sales.

Alabama Shakes’ debut album Boys & Girls won the group a lot of plaudits upon its release in 2012 for its classic rock sound. It peaked at Number 6 in the American charts, nearly a year after its release, due to its three Grammy nominations in 2013.

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Shawn Mendes Scores US Chart Topper With Debut Album 'Handwritten'


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Internet sensation Shawn Mendes has completed his rise from a cult following on Vine to chart-topping sensation, as his full-length debut album has entered at Number 1 in the Billboard Top 200. Handwritten sold 119,000 units, including track and streaming album equivalent sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

16 year old Mendes is the youngest person to top the American album charts since 2010, when Justin Bieber – six months younger then than Mendes is now – spent a month at Number 1 with My World 2.0.

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Selena Gomez Leaps To Justin Bieber's Defense Over Coachella Incident


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Following the widely reported incident at last weekend’s Coachella festival where he was kicked out by the security team at Drake’s performance, Selena Gomez has leapt Justin Bieber’s defense, saying that what happened was “totally unnecessary” and “unfortunate”.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that the ‘Baby’ singer was refused access to the celeb-filled artists’ area because it was full, despite having a valid wristband. An unnamed source has now told HollywoodLife that 22 year old Gomez is on her ex-boyfriend’s side in the dispute.

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Drake Speaks About 'That' Kiss With Madonna (While The Internet Continues To Have Its Fun)


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In a weekend packed full of memorable moments Madonna managed to become the most talked about star at Coachella after the video of her onstage kiss with Drake went viral, thanks to the rapper’s hilarious reaction.

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For some reason Drake didn't seem too happy after receiving the smooch from the Queen of Pop and was seen furiously wiping his mouth afterwards. The image of Drake's grossed out looking face and frantic mouth wiping has unsurprisingly led to a slew of internet memes, with Madonna being compared to everything from a Dementor to Dracula.

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Madonna Plants An Extremely Unwanted Kiss On Drake


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When Madonna tells you to do something or even when she just makes you do it, you don’t say no to the Queen of Pop.

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And, while rapper Drake did not stop the kiss that the Like A Virgin songstress planted on him at Coachella Festival, it certainly looked like something he was not entirely happy with after it had happened.

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Kendrick Lamar Spends Second Week At The Top Of U.S. Albums Chart


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In a quiet week on the US Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly spends a second week in the Number One spot. The rapper’s third album sold more than double the amount of its nearest rival, the soundtrack to TV drama ‘Empire’, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Shifting 123,000 copies in its second week on sale, including track and streaming equivalent sales figures as well as physical copies, To Pimp A Butterfly is the first album to spend its opening fortnight at the top of the chart since Taylor Swift’s behemoth 1989 at the end of last year. The ‘Empire’ soundtrack was a non-mover in second place, selling 61,000 copies.

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Kendrick Lamar spends a second week on top of the US Albums chart

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Four Artists Most Likely To Release A Surprise Album This Year


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Surprise albums are all the rage, and it’s easy to understand why. They make sense for both fans and artists, and there’s hardly any downside to just throwing your highly anticipated album up for download on a random Saturday night with nothing else going on around the Internet. It practically sells itself at that point.

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Take a look at Kendrick Lamar: his new record, To Pimp A Butterfly, wasn’t even technically a surprise, as it was just allegedly “accidentally” released early on iTunes before its release. It still yielded the same results as a complete surprise album would, and it smashed a ton of streaming records like the 9.6 million number that was achieved via Spotify listens. The record-holder before that was, of course, none other than Drake’s surprise mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. You can see the trend here.

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Kendrick Lamar Scores First US Number 1 Album With 'To Pimp A Butterfly'


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Hip hop sensation Kendrick Lamar has stormed to Number 1 in the US Billboard 200 Albums chart with his third album To Pimp A Butterfly. It clocked up over 363,000 equivalent sales (totalling physical, track and streaming data) despite being released one week earlier than planned, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

To Pimp A Butterfly has the second highest first-week sales of 2015, behind fellow rapper Drake’s recent surprise release If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which sold 495,000 in its debut week back in February.

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Big Sean Scores First Number 1 With Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'


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Rapper Big Sean has claimed his first Billboard chart topper with his new album Dark Sky Paradise. His third album beat Kid Rock’s latest offering First Kiss to the top spot by 27,000 units in the week ending March 1st, according to figures by Nielsen SoundScan.

Dark Sky Paradise moved 173,000 units in its first week on sale, a combination of traditional physical sales and track and streaming equivalents. Both of his previous albums, 2011’s Finally Famous and 2013’s Hall of Fame, both entered at Number 3.

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Rapper Big Sean has the U.S. Number 1 selling album this week 

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Imagine Dragons Enter Billboard Chart At The Top


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Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have landed straight in at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with their second album Smoke + Mirrors. The group, responsible for the enormous 2012 hit ‘Radioactive’, sold 195,000 units of their sophomore effort in the first week, compiled from physical, track and streaming equivalent sales according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The record is also currenly top of the charts in Britain, and is only new entry inside the Top Ten this week. Despite the impressive figures, Smoke + Mirrors has got a way to go before it tops the sales for their first album Night Visions, which to date has sold 2.5 million copies and has only left the Billboard 100 for two of its 129 weeks on sale. ‘Radioactive’, by itself, has sold in excess of nine million copies in the U.S. But that album only made as high as Number 2 during its run.

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Imagine Dragons secure their first US Number 1 album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'

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Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late Album Review


Drake is set to release his mixtape 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late' in March 2015, through Young Money/Cash Money Records. Being so influential in terms of the hip-hop industry, this surprise release has already blown his last album out of the water. It has broken the record for the most-streamed album in its first week on Spotify.

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Some tracks suggest Drake is reacting to current events in his personal life, exuding atmospheric, dark and nocturnal vibes. But while the seventeen tracks included are not really approaching any new topics that haven't been addressed before in various releases, there are some memorable lines within some tracks. He talks about how he has to act like he likes his fellow rappers, and how his acting days are over now.

Drake is very in tune with his emotions, and doesn't adhere to the 'macho' aesthetic of most contemporary hip-hop artists. His previous album, 'Thank Me Later', was very love-song orientated in comparison with this release. He is starting to sound more aggressive and intense, giving much more energy and a certain hunger to proceedings. There's a thin and careful beat to 'Legend', a song of confidence in his own legacy. Although it is a very minimal track, it picks up gradually and opens the mixtape in flawless fashion. 'You & The 6' is far more nostalgic and heartfelt, as he is rapping directly to his mother. It is slow paced, which matches the tone perfectly and strengthens the audibility of the lyrics. 'Company' shows him to be unworthy of a real loving relationship and is another very meagre track, with a dark vibe to it, which only supports the lyrics. 'Used To' is talking about Drake getting used to his fame, as even at his highest points in music there is still some awkwardness where it doesn't really feel as though he belongs. It has a forceful beat, and with Lil Wayne contributing to the track, it comes across as though they are trying to make this particular track a powerful one in comparison to the others. He should instead be more open about his insecurities rather than swinging back and forth from giving too much, to not enough in his music.

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Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage Trailer


Back in 2009, before he signed to Lil' Wayne's Young Money label through Cash Money/Universal, Drake performed a sold out concert in Toronto's Sound Academy. The concert may have sold out, but Drake was not the household name he is today, so a recording of the tour was lost, and thought by many to be destroyed. But when the footage was later discovered, it was assembled into a live concert film, with additional interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with celebrity's influential in making Drake the world superstar he is. James Prince and his son Jas Prince are interviewed in the film, with Jas being often cited as the man who brought Drake to the attention of Lil' Wayne, and launched his career into the stratosphere. 

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Drake Releases New Album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'


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Drake seemingly dropped a new album titled If You're Reading This It's Too Late via Twitter just before midnight on Thursday (February 12). The project clocks in at 17 tracks and features collaboration with Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott and PartyNextDoor and is available on SoundCloud or on iTunes for $12.99.

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The surprise album drop is still something of a shock to fans, though it's clearly no longer an original idea in music. Beyonce shock-released her self-titled fifth album on iTunes in December 2013 with no forewarning or marketing.

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Drake's New Album Is Actually A Mixtape


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Canadian rap star Drake surprised the world by releasing his new album unannounced on Thursday. However, it has since been revealed that If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is a mixtape, rather than a proper studio album.

The reason for the confusion behind the new material is apparently so that Drake can fulfil a contractual obligation and free himself from Cash Money Records, according to XXL. Under copyright, the new record appears as his fourth studio album for Cash Money, thus bringing him to the end of his contract.

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Drake's new mixtape was released online on Thursday

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Big Sean Is Joined By Kanye West And John Legend On Upcoming Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'


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Big Sean has announced that his new album 'Dark Sky Paradise', produced by Sean Anderson and Kanye West, is to be released later this month (February 2015) through G.O.O.D music and Def Jam.

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Big Sean is on the way with his third album

The highly anticipated new release features some of the best artists in hip-hop including Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne,  Ty Dolla Sign and E-40, as well as recent Golden Globe winner John Legend and, in the deluxe edition's bonus tracks, pop songstress Ariana Grande and newcomer PARTYNEXTDOOR.

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From Steely Dan To Raekwon And Ghostface Killah: Who's Been Announced For Coachella 2015?


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It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.

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Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.

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Drake, Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Florence And The Machine Among Acts Confirmed For 2015 Governors Ball


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Drake, The Black Keys, Florence And The Machine and Lana Del Rey are among the names confirmed for this year’s Governors Ball, to be held in New York’s Randall's Island from June 5th to 7th. The festival will mark the first time both Florence And The Machine and Lana Del Rey have played in NYC since 2012.

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DJ DeadMau5, who will be playing his first NYC show since 2011 has also been confirmed, along with Bjork, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, St. Vincent and Weird Al Yankovic.

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Drake And Diddy Reportedly Fight Outside Miami Nightclub


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In the early hours of Monday morning (Dec 8th) two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Diddy and Drake, reportedly began brawling outside a Miami Beach club after some negative comments were aimed at singer Cassie.

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Drake engaged in a physical altercation with Diddy at club LIV in Miami

As Art Basel Miami was coming to an end, both stars attended club LIV to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday celebrations, and it was initially reported that they engaged in a physical confrontation after Drake said some disparaging comments about Diddy's 28-year-old girlfriend at about 4 a.m.

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Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release


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Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the  majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.

Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.

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Nicki Minaj Apologises For Causing Offence With 'Only' Video


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Nicki Minaj has apologised via Twitter for any offence the controversial video for her new single ‘Only’ may have caused.

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The video dropped over the weekend and features Nicki along with collaborators Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown in animated form. In the clip Nicki is depicted as a military leader, as lyrics from the song flash up on screen.

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Nicki Minaj Reveals New Animated Video For 'Only' Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne And Chris Brown


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She’s been teasing us for a while over this one, but Nicki Minaj has finally dropped the video for her latest single ‘Only’ which also features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.

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The military themed, animated offering sees Nicki in charge of a full blown army, complete with soldiers, tanks and fighter planes, Amongst the images, some of the rap’s lyrics also flash up on screen, as Nicki sets the record straight on how she’s never slept with Drake or Chris Brown.

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Chris Brown Opens Up About Drake Make Up And Admits He's 'Tired Of Holding Grudges'


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Chris Brown has opened about wiping the slate clean with Drake after their highly publicised feud which involved a nightclub brawl back in 2012. Now not only have they made up, but they're working together!

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Chris Brown is putting the past behind him

Brown explained to MTV how there was no real 'make up' moment for the pair, it was just a mutually mature decision to put the past behind them. 'We're young, so it's not like [we had] a pow wow over tea or nothing', he revealed. 'It didn't need to be explained. It wasn't no problem.'

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Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Video Is The Best Thing Of The Week


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“Oh my gosh, look at her butt” Nicki Minaj declares on Anaconda in the vein of that gift to humanity that is Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back. And we do. For the four minutes and forty-nine seconds of Anaconda, that’s basically all you can do.

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Nicki Minaj is at the top of her game right now.

But the subtle message under all the twerking isn’t lost – the butt and the rest of the body belong solely to Miss Minaj and she calls all the shots. Which is a message we can all get behind, right? Also, she rocks Alexander McQueen and Balmain at various points in the video, which is a fashion choice we can totally get behind.

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Drake - A-list celebrities including "Mirrors" hit-maker Justin Timberlake, Canadian popstar Justin Bieber, TV show host Oprah Winfrey, host of American idol Ryan Seacrest, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea, English fashion model Cara Delevingne and many more have all taken part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, designed to raise money and awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS also known as MND - Tuesday 19th August 2014

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Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'


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The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according to Rolling Stone recording won’t begin until after his tour with Lil Wayne concludes on September 27th, 2014, and the album itself likely won’t drop until spring of next year. Drake is currently set to perform his sold-out OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada alongside Outkast and mystery guests, beginning August 3rd, after which he’ll move on to his international tour and then the studio.

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Though theories abound about the vague title, one popular speculation as told by Billboard.com claims it as a reference to his hometown of Toronto, where the primary area codes are 416 and 647. Friend and fellow OVO Sound musician Jimmy Prime reportedly gave Toronto the nickname of “The 6” due to the codes’ common digit. Coupled with his video for “Started From The Bottom” which depicted him working in Canadian chain Shoppers Drug Mart and rapping in the snow, “Views From The 6” lies naturally within the same vein as his frequent Toronto shoutouts.

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Drake Cancels Wireless Appearance Due To Illness, Kanye West & Rudimental To Extend Sets


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Drake has cancelled his appearance at the Wireless Festival at the very last minute due to illness. He was set to perform in both festival venues this weekend (4th-6th July) but announced that he is not well enough to appear. The festival's website made the announcement on Thursday (3rd July).

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Drake has pulled out of the Wireless Festival due to illness.

The festival's organisers, Live Nation, are attempting to remedy the loss of Drake by extending the sets of confirmed acts. In addition, those attending the Birmingham venue will be presented with £20 of 'Wireless Credit' when they arrive. The vouchers will be redeemable for food, souvenirs and fun fair rides. Live Nation has also offered refunds but they will only be available before the event and not at the festival itself.

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Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List


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It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree. He joins this year’s lineup, which also includes stars like Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Drake.

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Richie is being honored for over four decades of transformational music.

Currently in the fifth decade of his career, Richie’s list of achievements is quite impressive. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy awards. His music has changed the face of soul and R&B, but Richie frequently crosses genre lines to experiment with pop, soft rock and even country.

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Can Amazon Prime Music Be A Spotify Killer?


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Amazon unveiled their new streaming service last week, much to the surprise of music fans everywhere. Given the name Amazon Prime Music, it’s a service that boasts “unlimited, ad-free streaming” featuring a catalog with well over a million songs.

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However, in a world ruled by the likes of Spotify and Pandora, is there really enough room for one more streaming service? If there is, it needs to do something that none of the competition is doing, and Amazon Prime Music does nothing of the sort. In fact, what was maybe supposed to scare the competition probably didn’t even make them bat an eye, because Amazon Prime Music doesn’t offer anything that you can’t find in something like Spotify -- but is it trying to take them down in the first place?

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What Can We Expect From The New XX Album?


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The XX are a band who have achieved the rare accolade of matching their critical success with a commercial viability after the minimalist electronic strains of 2010’s self-titled record altered the face of popular music forever. Without the prevalence of The XX’s sultry and deeply affecting electro, artists so clearly influenced by their sound would have turned out hugely different than they did today. The likes of James Blake and London Grammar, for instance, would certainly be viewed with wholly different eyes has The XX not impacted so extensively.

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For their upcoming third release, tentatively entitled LP3, the group have decamped from their native London confines to the climes of some fairly unorthodox locations. In-house producer for XL Records Rodaidh McDonald, who previously worked with the band on second album Coexist, has revealed the band has worked on the new record in Texas and there are trips planned to Iceland and France during the coming summer. As the band absorb the sounds of different continents, McDonald has indicated such international influence will greatly affect the direction of the new record. “There are songs which came out of our experiences in New York and Texas that would never have come out in London” he stated, “the colours and the ideas and the moods on some of these songs are just not things you could write in London.”

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Drake - Rihanna and Drake seen leaving Novikov restaurant minutes apart as they continue speculation that they are a couple. The duo were then seen heading back to Tramps nightclub in Mayfair for a third night in a row arriving minutes apart, but still separate. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 28th March 2014

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Tabby Brown - US recording artist Drake arrives at DSTRKT nightclub without Rihanna. The party ended early as fans stormed the club and police attended the scene. Drake was taken out a side door. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 27th March 2014

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Drake - Rihanna and Drake leaving Tramp in London's West End at 5am, visiting the private members-only nightclub after Drake's performance at The O2. Leaving only a few seconds apart, they drove away in the same car. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th March 2014

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Drake - Rihanna and Drake arrive at Tramps private members club in Mayfair just before 1.30am, following Drakes performance at the O2. The pair spent over three hours inside the venue with around 30 friends, before leaving around 5am and heading back to their hotel - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th March 2014

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Drake - Drake performs live at London's O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Monday 24th March 2014

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Drake - Drake performing live on stage on his 'Nothing Was the Same' 2014 World Tour the O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Monday 24th March 2014

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Drake and Bet Awards Sunday 28th June 2009 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Press Room Los Angeles, California

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