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KANYE DRESSES
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2/11/16

Lamar Odom,  50 Cent, Method Man, Pusha T, Anna Wintour and a gaggle of Kardashians made it out to Madison Square Garden Thursday where Kanye West unveiled his latest clothing line and impressive new album, The Life of Pablo.  


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WALK CAPTURES THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
2/11/16

Charlie Walk has been elevated to President of the Republic Records Group. Monte and Avery Lipman jointly announced the big news this morning. Walk, hitherto EVP, has played a huge role in a career-best year for the company.   


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PORTNOW,
THE SEQUEL
2/11/16

Our Grammy whisperer Paul Grein interviewed Grammy chief Neil Portnow in December, but much has changed since then. Several A-list music stars died. The #Oscarsowhite controversy rocked the Oscars. The Grammys announced that they will finally go live in all time zones. (Thank you, CBS.) So we asked Paul to check back in with Neil for an update.


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TOWER OF SONG
2/11/16

At an evening of song and celebration in Studio A of the Capitol Tower, Capitol chieftain Steve Barnett and team members prepare to engage in some impromptu duets with two of the evening's performers. Later, the L.A. Marathon ran through, but was diverted into Studio B. Seen feeling harmonious are (l-r) Barnett, Tori Kelly, Capitol's Scott Greer, artist Corinne Bailey Rae and Capitol's Ashley Newton.


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BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
2/11/16

This week, in our roundup of buzzing artists expected to break, Mad Love/Interscope R&B vocalist Tory Lanez and Glassnote's synthpop songstress, Aurora, both make their debuts. Lanez notably topped the Urban and Rhythm radio charts with his breakout single, "Say It." And Aurora is just getting started at Alt radio, but has already accumulated lots of love from the blogosphere and was hailed by Rolling Stone as one of 10 Artists You Need to Know. Click the links for more, buddy.


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THE HUNT-ING PARTY
2/11/16

During his Country Radio Summit show at the storied Ryman Auditorium, MCA Nashville's Sam Hunt receives a plaque commemorating double-platinum sales of his album Montevallo. Seen just before frolicking in a hot tub full of Fireball are (l-r) UMG Nashville SVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG's Mike Harris, UMG Nashville ruler Mike Dungan, Hunt, Homestead/Red Light's Brad Belanger, UMG Nashville prexy Cindy Mabe and VP A&R Stephanie Wright.


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CLIVE'S ROYAL COURT
2/11/16

Our moles dumpster-diving at the Beverly Hilton have uncovered a fragment of a list of expected attendees for Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s pre-Grammy party. It’s jaw-droppingly heavy...


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24-HOUR POTTY PEOPLE: THE SEQUEL
2/11/16

Reports are, um, streaming in describing the collapse of the cafeteria at 550 Madison Ave.—soon to be the former home of Sony Music—and subsequent flooding that damaged the building. Rumors that the flood originated in Joel Klaiman's private bathroom have yet to be confirmed.


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HERE COMES KANYE (UPDATE)
2/11/16

Kanye West's new set, now called The Life of Pablo, is due to drop early on Friday. Early estimates for the digital-only first week are...


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MENDES KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE DOING THIS SPRING
2/11/16

In minutes, Island rising star Shawn Mendes sold out all 38 dates of the Shawn Mendes World Tour 2016, which kicks off 3/5 at Radio City Music Hall. Additional dates (including a second gig at London's Eventim Apollo) and tickets were added due to high demand. Tix for the final show at Toronto's Air Canada Center go on sale 2/13. See all the stops within.


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WALK CAPTURES THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
Big news from the House that Monte built (2/11a)
RECORD HEAT: THE L.A. MARATHON
AND YOU
It's complicated. (2/11a)
GRAMMY LINEUP: AND THEN THERE WERE 30+
Soul rock and neo-soul will be capably represented. (2/11a)
THROWBACK THURSDAY: GRAMMY BEEFCAKE
Sorry, girls, he's married. (2/11a)
A "STORY" FIT
FOR KINGS
We the Kings invade Madison. (2/11a)
GRAMMY SURPRISE GUESTS
Will the formerly snubbed return to steal the show?
TRUMP VS. ADELE
It's gonna get nasty. We wouldn't bet on the The Donald.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Which Grammy moments will spike sales, streams and tickets?
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