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Image Group LA/ABCAugust Alsina takes a trip down memory-lane, and some aisles in an eclectic grocery store, in his new video for his song "Lonely." 

The track, which re-imagines Bobby Womack's 1981 hit single, "If You Think You're Lonely Now," features the artist asking a mystery woman to take another chance on their dying relationship. 

"Lonely" comes from Alsina's forthcoming new album, Drugs, scheduled to be released later this year.  

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Lonely video available on Vevo now.. (Correct link this time) https://t.co/1KIDKBkEdj

— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) February 28, 2017

 

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCAlicia Keys was Jimmy Fallon's guest on Tuesday's The Tonight Show and tried her hand at a game of "Wheel of Musical Impressions."

The "Girl on Fire" singer and Fallon each took turns performing random musical impressions, as determined by activating a "musical impressions generator," which picked out a random singer, followed by a random song.

Keys had to impersonate her fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani singing "Miss Mary Mack," Adele singing "The Alphabet Song," and Janis Joplin singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

Fallon tackled one of The Pointer Sisters singing the State Farm jingle, and Elvis Presley singing the Meow Mix jingle.

Céline Dion, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera are among the other guests who have taken a crack at the game.

Alicia Keys' latest album, Here, is available now.

The Voice continues its blind auditions Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Co- Executive Producer of "The Get Down," Nas; ABC/Randy HolmesGet ready to get down with new music from the Netflix original series The Get Down.  

The second soundtrack for the show, called The Get Down: Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series, will be released this April accompanies season two of the hip-hop inspired drama, which premieres April 7. 

The disc features original songs and re-imagined classic tunes performed by Nas, who is also one of the executive producers of the program, 6lack and many of the show's cast.    

The first Get Down original soundtrack, released in 2016, showcased appearances by Christina AguileraMiguelZayn and Leon Bridges, among others. 

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Get Ready. Get Major. Get Down. #TheGetDown pic.twitter.com/s31eGdKZDE

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageLady Gaga will replace Beyoncé at Coachella this year, she's confirmed on Twitter.

Queen Bey was forced to back out of her April 15 and 22 performances at the annual festival in Indio, California, because she’s expecting twins and will likely be well into the third trimester of her pregnancy by then.

A statement posted to Coachella's Facebook page last week said Beyoncé dropped out "Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months."  However, the statement confirms that the mommy-to-be will be a headliner at the festival in 2018.

Gaga will play both weekend at Empire Polo Grounds, effectively giving fans a preview of her Joanne World Tour, which kicks off August 1.  

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L-R: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Sherri Shepherd, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas; ABC/Lou RoccoTLC fans are going to feel crazy, sexy, cool later this year. The surviving members of the group, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas, are planning to release their Kickstarter-funded album this summer.  

TLC's manager Bill Diggins wrote on the album's Kickstarter page, "On behalf of TLC and myself I want to express our most sincere thanks for your patience on waiting for the album. I am thrilled to let you know that the album is tentatively scheduled to be released at the end of June and you will receive our advance album prior to that," he begins. 

"This album could not have happened without your support and your confidence in TLC has inspired us greatly to make the best album possible," he adds.

According to the Kickstarter page, more than 4,000 people together pledged $430,255 for the group's campaign to create their fifth and final studio project. The album will be TLC's first since third member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in 2002. 

Saturday, February 25, also marked the 25th anniversary of the trio's groundbreaking 1992 debut album, Oooooooh, On the TLC Tip.  

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna, in part thanks to her Clara Lionel Foundation, recently won Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year award and now the artist's organization is pairing with French luxury goods company Dior in an enviable fashion-forward partnership.  

Billboard reports that Dior will donate a percentage of every sale of their "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirt to RiRi's nonprofit.  

Fans of both Rih and Dior can buy the shirt in Dior boutiques worldwide and via the brand's website, Dior.com, until May 15.  

It will also be available on Saks Fifth Avenue's website, Saks.com, in an exclusive black version between March 14 to March 28. 

Rihanna first sported the shirt on her Instagram page last month. The Clara Lionel Foundation was created in 2012 by the superstar to support and develop world-class educational programs in her home country of Barbados and other countries. 

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Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty ImagesIf there's one thing Lil Kim knows about, it's hip-hop beef.  

Throughout the course of her career, Kim was embroiled in feuds with Foxy Brown, which resulted in an exchange of diss tracks between the two, Shyne and Nicki Minaj

And speaking of Nicki, Kim had quite a bit to say about the fellow rapper's current beef with Remy Ma.

"We all know the situation that's going on with Remy and ol' girl. That's their situation and I have nothing to do with that," she tells Billboard.

"First of all, after hearing 'ShETHER,' that s*** is so hard, Remy don't need no d*** help! I'm into the music and I'm speaking musically wise -- the song is just hard, period. Just like [Drake's] "Back to Back" was hard -- just good hip-hop music. But I got nothing to do with that," she adds. 

As for the Queen Bee's feud with Nicki, the superstar tells the publication that she has certainly moved on and has no plans to collaborate with Remy on a diss track against the "Anaconda" artist.

"They have a rumor out there like, 'Kim is gonna do a diss track with Remy.' First of all, let me tell you this. Number one: y'all giving ol' girl too much credit. I'm not even thinking about that. I'm not even thinking about ol' girl! I'm so far past that. That's never on my mind. Ever. Ol' girl has never been on my mind for a long a** time at all," she declares.  

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Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd is bringing his "Starboy" style as a headlining act to Canada's Osheaga music festival, held August 4-6 in Montreal, Quebec.

Solange also will perform at the event, along with a number of fellow artists including De La SoulLil Uzi VertDanny BrownRun the Jewels and Majid Jordan, among others.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit Osheaga.com.

In addition to Osheaga, Solange is scheduled to headline Chicago's annual Pitchfork Music Festival this year and will appear at this year's Essence Festival and the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.  

The Weeknd is embarking on the North American leg of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour in April, with special guests Rae SremmurdBelly and 6lack.  

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#OSHEAGA2017 En vente maintenant ! / On sale now! https://t.co/sJoPwG04uo 😎 ☀️ 🎶 pic.twitter.com/ezTjEDiKWU

— OSHEAGA (@osheaga) February 28, 2017

 

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Image Group LA/ABCThe likelihood of Future's newest album, HNDRXX, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 continues to become increase.  

The studio project, released last week, is projected to sell between 110,000 and 130,000 equivalent album units by the end of the week. 

Should HNDRXX debut on the chart at #1, the rapper will not only have scored his fifth consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Top 200, but will have also premiered two albums back-to-back in consecutive weeks in the top spot. 

That feat is something that no other artist in Billboard history has ever achieved before.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesDJ Khaled is known for bringing his major keys to any project, and now it appears the producer is teaming up with a team of major stars for a secret new track and music video. 

Khaled recently posted an Instagram photo which shows him posing with MigosChance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and even Justin Bieber.  

In the caption he writes, "More history is being made FAN LUV I PROMISE YOU IM GOING ALL OUT ON MY 10th studio album #GRATEFUL!! ITS COMING!!"   

Another Instagram picture showing a shirtless Justin standing in front of a luxurious doorway, with Khaled sporting a huge grin on his face in the foreground, soon emerged as well.

"The smile on my face IS ME KNOWING I have a super smash out right now wit #SHINING AND KNOWING IM SHOOTING A VIDEO FOR ANOTHER SUPER SMASH ANTHEM THATS TOP SECRET!!" he captioned thephoto. "FAN LUV I PROMISE YOU IM GOING ALL OUT! I GOT US!!" 

DJ Khaled's latest song, "Shining," featuring none other than Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z, is now available to stream via the usual digital platforms. 

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More history is being made FAN LUV I PROMISE YOU IM GOING ALL OUT ON MY 10th studio album… https://t.co/bEzakdHh9X

— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) February 27, 2017

 

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ABC/Adam RoseFans of Oscar winner Mahershala Ali recognize the actor for his roles in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, Netflix's Luke Cage and House of Cards.  

But what they may not know is that prior to movie stardom, the performer embarked on a rap career as Prince Ali

Mahershala released an underground mixtape, Corner Ensemble, in 2006 and debuted his full-length studio project, Curb Side Service, in 2007, according  to Vulture.  

His biography on several digital platforms states that the Oakland-born entertainer founded Eye5 Recordings in 2006, which helped to launch other artists.   

He even named one of his cats Nas, after the legendary rapper, further solidifying his love of the art form. 

You can listen to "Prince Ali's" Corner Ensemble and Curb Side Service on the usual digital platforms.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesMariah Carey's latest single "I Don't" didn't make much of an impact, and now there's word that she may lose her deal with Epic Records.

Journalist Roger Friedman, who's known Mariah for years, claims in his column that he's heard that the label is "very unhappy" with Mariah because she sent them the completed track of "I Don't" without giving them a heads-up, and simply told them to release it.  In addition, the head of Epic, L.A. Reid, reportedly has a hard time personally reaching Mariah these days.  Finally, her previous single, "Infinity," was also not a hit, and there are no discussions of a new album.

Mariah herself told Friedman on Sunday, "We’re doing a series of singles. No one wants albums anymore."

Friedman speculates that based on what friends and former employees have told him, part of the problem is that Mariah's manager Stella Bulochnikov -- who he says is "fiercely protective" of the singer -- may be too protective, and has kept her away from people she needs to communicate with.  Stay tuned.

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Brad Barket/Getty ImagesLauryn Hill's Pittsburgh concert date on Monday at the Byham Theater was postponed "due to a scheduling conflict," says the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

"Ms. Lauryn Hill's performance at the Byham Theater has been moved to Friday, June 2. All tickets purchased for the February 27 show will be valid for the new date," the organization added on its website. 

Monday night's show was a make-up date for fans who waited several hours for Lauryn to show up at her Pittsburgh show in January.  

As previously reported, the singer placed the blame for her tardiness on bad weather, which also caused some of her band members to arrive late for their performance in turn. 

Hill finally emerged on stage around 11:20 p.m. for her 8 p.m. show and performed until nearly 1 in the morning. Still, many fans headed back to a ticket booth for a refund.    

Last year, Lauryn wrote a message on Facebook to fans, explaining why she often arrives late to her live performances.

"I don't show up late to shows because I don't care. And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn't easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others," she wrote.   

However, it seems that this time around, Lauryn's energy in alignment with time was not the sole issue at all. 

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Nabil ElderkinThe full-length visual for H&M's Spring Icons campaign stars The Weeknd wearing self-selected threads from the collection. A teaser clip was unveiled earlier this month.  

The video features the "Can't Feel My Face" artist walking on the streets of Los Angeles as he talks about his sources of inspiration and what being icon means to him. "I don't believe in icons. Or at least, I don't look for them. They don't define me," he begins in the clip.  

"Iconic clothes become icons for a reason. They are like dreams. Or music. They are fundamental," he adds. 

The new collection, curated by the artist himself, will be available in all H&M stores that carry menswear, and online, starting March 2.  

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ABC/Image Group LACharlie Wilson's new album In It to Win It has debuted on the Billboard 200 at #7.  

The R&B artist's latest disc is his fourth top 10 and features the hit single "I'm Blessed," with a guest vocal appearance from T.I. That song became Charlie's 10th top-10 hit on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs airplay chart.  

Charlie is gearing up for more dates on the road to support In It to Win It with special guests FantasiaJohnny Gill and pop music duo Solero. Ticket information can be found at charliewilsonmusic.com.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesJay Z is bringing his "Empire State of Mind" to this year's V Festival in the U.K. in August. The global superstar has been announced as one of the headlining acts for the annual concert event, along with Pink.   

The festival takes place August 19 and 20 in Staffordshire and Chelmsford, England, with a lineup of performers including Sean PaulCraig DavidDizzee Rascal and Jason Derulo

Tickets go on sale this Friday.  

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Tickets on sale 9:00am Friday at https://t.co/PA2FCNlgev#VFestival #V2017 pic.twitter.com/MBqIKbl6w3

— V FESTIVAL (@vfestival) February 27, 2017

 

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ABC/Randy HolmesEven though Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are no longer a couple, the singer says rumors of a custody battle between her and her ex-husband are just that. 

Mimi denied the claim, previously made by the National Enquirer, with an Instagram message. "There's no validity or truth to the false allegations looming in the press regarding our family.  

Nick is the father my children, we will always stand up for each other, have each other's backs and we will always remain a strong family," she writes. Nick and Mariah share five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe

As previously reported, Nick stated on Instagram last week that he threatened to sue the publication for "lies." "So @enquirer wants to play around with my children. Only Evil operates in this manner. What is the purpose? Except to exemplify pure immoral wickedness. If you report these lies expect a slander and defamation lawsuit," he wrote.  

Mariah also recently congratulated Nick after the birth of his son, Golden "Sagon" Cannon. Golden is Nick's first child with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell and third child overall. 

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Image Group LA/ABCContrary to reports, Future will not release a third album this week.  

This was confirmed by the "Wicked" rapper's manager, Anthony Saleh, via Twitter on Monday. 

The rumor first spread on Reddit by a user who surmised from a description on the Ellen DeGeneres Show website, Future "is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks."  

The link for Ellen's show does not state this, though Future is scheduled to appear on show for the first time on March 2.  

Future's first album release of the year, Future, is currently #1 on the Billboard 200. Another album, released just one week after Future, titled HNDRXX, is forecast to make its inaugural appearance at #1 on the chart as well.  

If achieved, this feat would be a first, marking Future as the only artist in the Billboard history ever to debut at #1 in two consecutive weeks with two different discs.  

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Carlota GuerreroChicago's annual Pitchfork Music Festival welcomes Solange and A Tribe Called Quest as headliners for this year's event, taking place July 14 through 16. 

A Tribe Called Quest will hit the stage on Saturday, July 15, while Solange will entertain fans Sunday, July 16. Rock group LCD Soundsystem is scheduled to perform on Friday, July 14.  

The festival also will roll out special curated events in collaboration with Solange's Saint Heron record label and arts platform. The series will include a film screening, artist talks and a poetry reading and discussion. 

More performers will be announced in the forthcoming weeks. Tickets are available to purchase now.  

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Presenting this year’s fest headliners: A Tribe Called Quest (@ATCQ), @LCDSoundsystem, and @SolangeKnowles https://t.co/pPiQS1YWx7 #P4Kfest

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Photo Courtesy of Interscope RecordsIf you liked John Legend's performance at Sunday night's Oscars, you can own it now.

John performed a medley of the two numbers from La La Land that were nominated for Best Original song: "City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)."  "City of Stars" ended up winning the award.  A studio version of that medley is now available digitally.  It features vocals by John, piano by the songs' co-writer Justin Hurwitz and a live orchestra.

Oscar-winner John is one of the stars and executive producers of La La Land, which won six Oscars last night, though not Best Picture.  That went to Moonlight, after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner. 

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