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LIONEL RICHIE HONORED AT
MUSICARES GALA
2/14/16

Last night, music biz luminaries were out in force at L.A.'s Convention Center for MusiCares' annual gala, this time hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and recognizing Lionel Richie as the foundation's Person of the Year. Performers of Richie and Commodores covers included Gary Clark Jr., The Band Perry, Chris StapletonFlorence Welch, Yolanda Adams, Usher, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Dave Grohl, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and more.


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KANYE'S TIDAL WAVE (UPDATE)
2/13/16

As expected, Kanye West delivered his new G.O.O.D./Def Jam album exclusively to Tidal for streaming right after his SNL performance. 


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HAVE DIVERSITY ISSUES BESET THE GRAMMYS?
2/13/16

Page Six posted an item Friday night headlined “Grammys only honoring dead white musicians in tribute lineup.” We asked a source close to the Grammys to comment on these allegations and what “insiders” might have made them. 


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MORE CLIVE
2/13/16

At yesterday's press conference, Clive Davis announced that performers at his lavishly appointed pre-Grammy party will include Earth, Wind & Fire, Andra Day and Tori Kelly. Meanwhile, our dumpster divers have recovered more early drafts of attendee lists scrawled on cocktail napkins. In addition to industry heavyweights such as…


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KANYE TMIs ON TWITTER
2/13/16

Kanye West has #twitterfingers before taking the stage at Saturday Night Live earlier this evening, oversharing about some debt problems...


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APPLE'S 11 MIL
2/13/16

Apple Music now claims 11 million subscribers, according to Cupertino SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. Appearing on podcast The Talk Show...


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FOR SYKES’ SAKE
2/13/16

Following his Grammys Backstage performance, Global’s Nathan Sykes shares a radio moment with KEGY’s Tim Richards, promo legend Richard Palmese and CumulusJohn Kilgo. Later, there was an animated discussion about whether or not Richard would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court.


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Coach Drake
OH, CANADA
2/12/16

Drake coached the Canadian All-Stars—including Arcade Fire big man Win Butler—to a win over Kevin Hart’s Team USA in the All-Star Celebrity Game, to the delight of the Toronto crowd. During a time-out, Drake confirmed he’d be introducing the NBA All-Stars on Sunday, and doing it as a freestyle, much as he does with his intros at Raptors games. Butler, by the way, was voted MVP.


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CHART STORY:
AN EVOL AFFAIR
2/12/16

A1/Freebandz/Epic’s Future has topped the HITS Album Sales Chart with 108k for EVOL. On the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart, the Apple exclusive release also rules with 139k. 


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A PREVIEW OF RADIO CHART PREVIEWS
2/12/16

Justin Bieber keeps his #1 at Top 40 while Rihanna dominates Rhythm and Coldplay go for their third #1 at Modern Rock...


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APPLE'S 11 MIL
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GRAMMY BOMBSHELL
Wait for it...
BERNIE'S FAVORITE RECORD
"America is not yet ready to nae nae."
KANYE'S BIG REVEAL
Pablo who?
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Which Grammy moments will spike sales, streams and tickets?
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