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Ariana Grande Reveals Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & Future Will Feature On Her New Album

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In addition to enjoying the enduring hype surrounding the newly released music video for her latest single ‘Dangerous Woman,’ pop princess Ariana Grande is keeping her heels hot on the promo trail in support of it and its parent album of the same name (in stores May 20).

Most recently paying a visit to our friends at BBC Radio 1Xtra, the songstress dished on her new project’s conceptual direction and even name-dropped its expected features.  And, while we were already aware of the Future and Lil Wayne-assisted tunes aboard the set, Grande clued listeners in on what other big names there are to look forward to on the Urban Pop project.

“I like an unexpected feature…I don’t want to do the obvious,” she said.

In addition to adding ‘Bang Bang’ collaborator Nicki Minaj to the mix, find out what surprise guest you will find on ‘Woman’ when it drops in May:


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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Rihanna, Adele, & Justin Bieber Still In Top 5

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At this point all we can say is “wow.”

As we’ve reported over the last several weeks, Adele, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna have had a relentless control over the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 since their most recent albums (and singles from those albums) first burst onto the scene.

Addy and Bieber saw their ’25’ and ‘Purpose’ projects respectively released in November 2015 and have not once left the top 5 of the Billboard 200 since.  Similarly, since her first full week of sales, Rih’s latest number – ‘Anti’ – has yet to leave the chart’s highest quintet of positions.

The true test of their staying power was passed when not one, but two impressive debuts landed on charts in the form of Gwen Stefani‘s ‘Truth’ and Jordan Smith‘s ‘Something Beautiful.’ However, despite the sets bowing at #1 and #2 on the refreshed charts, not even the popularity of their respective offerings was enough to oust the trio out of the top 5.

See this week’s updated chart check below:


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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Rihanna Rings In 6th Week At #1 With ‘Work’

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‘Kiss It Better’ beauty Rihanna kisses yet another week ‘hello’ atop the Hot 100 with her top-selling Drake assisted single ‘Work.’

Dominating competition on every consumption source (streaming, digital download, radio, etc.), ‘Work’ shows little sign of slowing.

Via Billboard:

Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 31.6 million U.S. streams, down only 7 percent, in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, marking the track’s fifth straight week topping 30 million streams. Impressively, “Work” is just the second song to tally five weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams, joining Adele’s “Hello” (five weeks in November and December).

Will week 7 be the week the son’Work’ finally gets worked out of its comfortable perch? Time will tell. Until then, see where all your other faves landed on this week’s Hot 100 chart check:


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Hot Shots: Jennifer Lopez To Feature On James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special

Jennifer Lopez joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke on THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL, airing Tuesday, March 29th 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on The CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS has released the official trailer to James Corden’s mega-‘Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special,’ featuring TGJ fave Jennifer Lopez.

The triple threat diva took time from her sold out Vegas gig, NBC’s ‘Shades of Blue,’ and FOX’s ‘American Idol’ to belt out the hits with the ‘Late Late Show’ host via the highly anticipated extravaganza.

Take a peek below at what you can expect from the show when it airs tomorrow night:

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The Predictions Are In: K. Michelle’s ‘More Issues Than Vogue’ Set To Sell…


March 25th saw R&B frontrunner K. Michelle deliver her highly anticipated third LP, ‘More Issues Than Vogue.’

Officially kicked off by tunes ‘Not A Little Bit’ and ‘Mindful,’ the set – like its predecessors ‘Rebellious Soul’ (2013) and ‘Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart’ (2014) –  is winning over fans and critics alike across the board.  And, as expected, in addition to the critical acclaim, it shares another similarity with its predecessors – promising premiere week numbers.

A shoo-in for the #1 spot on R&B charts, tuck in below to see how she fared against the week’s competition on the  main album charts (namely Zayn Malik‘s hotly-selling ‘Mind of Mine):


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The Predictions Are In: Zayn Malik’s ‘Mind of Mine’ Set For #1 Debut

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Just three days after its release, former One Direction beau Zayn Malik is set to see his debut solo album, ‘Mind of Mine,’ head in one direction – up to the top of the Billboard 200.

Indeed, based on the strength of pre-orders alone the album, featuring the #1 hit ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘It’s You,’ and more, was already forecasted to be the week’s winner before it even hit shelves.  Now, after a weekend of availability, industry analysts are confirming what they believe will be an impressive sales week for the dapper divo.

Curious to know how much he’s expected to sell?  We thought you’d be…


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Video: Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Announce Joint EP

Hitmakers Take To Twitter To Unveil Tag Team Effort

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The rumors have finally been put to rest.

After lengthy speculation, ‘Blessings’ emcee Big Sean has blessed fans with official news about a joint EP with ‘Sailing Souls’ songstress Jhene Aiko.

Titled ‘Twenty88,’ the rapper’s followers were sent into a frenzy moments ago when Sean not only announced the project, but revealed we’ll be getting our first listen a lot sooner than expected.

More below:


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