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michael buble to host 2018 juno awards

michael bubleis set to host the 2018 juno awards a year after the canadian crooner pulled out of the canadian music awards show amid his son's cancer battle.russell peters and bryan adamsreplaced him as hosts of the north-of-the-border music event earlier this year, but buble on tuesday announced he will be in his hometown of vancouver to host the 47th edition of the junos on march 25, 2018."i’m so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in canadian music," buble said in a statement. "to be able to host the juno awards in my hometown is both an honor and a privilege."buble hosted the 2013 junos just as his wife, argentine actress and model luisana lopilato, was expecting their first c...




meek mill’s annual thanksgiving turkey giveaway is back on

he’s behind bars right now, but that won’t stop meek mill from bringing cheer to philly families this thanksgiving.  the hip-hop artist’s camp will continue his annual turkey donation, the “dreamchaser's thanksgiving."according to a post on the rapper’s instagram (see below), 1,000 birds will be handed out wednesday, nov. 22 to four different organizations in his hometown, continuing a tradition that launched in 2013. the times and locations are:- 11 a.m. at unity in the community - 12 p.m. at bible ...




the 10 best david cassidy songs (updated 2017)

david cassidy is best known for his role on the 1970s television series the partridge family, but the late singer/actor had a musical career that stretched over a few decades.the pop artist and former teen heartthrob notched his first hit when "i think i love you," the debut song released by the made-for-tv musical family act (in which he played keith partridge), reached no. 1 on the billboard hot 100 in 1970. he went on to release several solo albums in addition to his partridge fa...




peter tosh music festival: jamaican artists reflect on the late reggae icon at inaugural event

family, friends, fans and an all-star lineup of reggae acts converged in kingston, jamaica, to celebrate the life, music and activism of late reggae superstar peter tosh at the first annual peter tosh music festival last month. an uncompromising voice for equality, justice, the legalization of marijuana and the rastafari way of life, tosh was a founding member of the wailers alongside the late bob marley and bunny wailer.as a solo artist, tosh toured with the rolling stones and released three albums on rolling stone records and four more for various labels including the 1988 (posthumous) best reggae album grammy winner no nuclear war (emi). tosh was murdered at his kingston home on sept. 11, 1987.the peter tosh music festival -- presented ...




post malone’s ‘rockstar’ music video is ultraviolent

post malone and 21 savage’s hit song “rockstar” now has a music video. and be warned: it’s a brutal, slice-and-dice affair (the “parental advisory and viewer warning” at the top is a giveaway).  post shows off his non-rap talents as he cuts a swathe through a gang of black-suited badasses, with nothing less than a samurai sword and...




composer tamar-kali's alchemy of dirt and music for 'mudbound'

mudbound has generated awards buzz for its unflinching look at life in the violent, segregationist south. the story, based on novelist hillary jordan’s prize-winning work, follows the lives of two families -- one black, one white -- on a mississippi cotton farm in 1946.in a breakthrough role, mary j. blige plays a long-suffering matriarch and also co-wrote and performs the end-title song “mighty river.” the prestige pedigree also stars carey mulligan and garrett hedlund. the film is in theaters and available for streaming on netflix, which picked it up for $12.5 million in january at the sundance film festival.for the film’s composer, tamar-kali, her feature score debut’s most influential character was the omnipresent mud. the scor...




maroon 5 busk on the subway for ‘tonight show’

you’d think maroon 5 couldn’t leave the house without being swamped by fans and celeb-spotters. it turns out they can fool some people, some of the time, with a little help from the makeup department. for a segment on the tonight show,adam levineand co. donned disguises and entered the new york subway for an impromptu performance of "crazy little thin...




david cassidy's top 10 songs on the billboard hot 100: 'i think i love you,' 'cherish' & more

the late david cassidy -- who died on nov. 21 -- made his billboard chart debut in 1970 thanks to his role on abc tv’s the partridge family. in the show, the family band -- led by cassidy’s real-life step-mother shirley jones -- record the song “i think i love you,” which becomes a hit. in real life, the song -- with lead vocals by cassidy and backing vocals by jones -- also became a hit, sailing all the way to no. 1 on the billboard hot 100. it topped the list for three weeks in late 1970, and ranks as cassidy’s top hot 100 hit of all time (see list, below).the partridge family would prove to be so popular, the act notched a total of nine hits on the hot 100, including seven top 40-charting hits. the family also scored five conse...




'the voice' recap: season 13 top 11 revealed

the voice delivered the results of monday night’s top 12 performances, which viewers had the chance to vote on for the first time this season. ten artists were automatically voted through to next week, and the bottom two vote-getters had to sing live for the instant save.coachesadam levine, miley cyrus, jennifer hudson and blake shelton were present to see which of their artists would be advancing to next week’s live performances. the first three artists voted through to next week were team adam’s addison agen, team jennifer’s noah mac and team blake’s chloe kohanski.hudson also took the stage tonight with her artists mac, davon fleming and shi’ann jones for a performance of “let it be.” carson daly brought the remaining nine...




tove lo talks 'emotional rollercoaster' that led to her new album 'blue lips': pop shop podcast

welcome to the new episode of the billboard pop shop podcast, your one-stop-shop for all things pop on billboard's weekly charts. in addition, you can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop.casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear billboard co-director of charts keith caulfield and billboard editorial director jason lipshutz every week on the pop shop podcast, which can be streamed on billboard.com or downloaded in itunes (click here to listen to the previous tuesday’s edition of the show on billboard.com).on the latest show, tove lo drops in to chat about her just-released album blue lips (lady wood...




the 10 best david cassidy songs

david cassidy is best known for his role on the 1970s television series the partridge family, but the late singer/actor had a musical career that stretched over a few decades.the pop artist and former teen heartthrob notched his first hit when "i think i love you," the debut song released by the made-for-tv musical family act (in which he played keith partridge), reached no. 1 on the billboard hot 100 in 1970. he went on to release several solo albums in addition to his part...




steely dan singer donald fagen sues bandmate walter becker's estate

steely dan lead singer donald fagen is suing the estate of his longtime bandmate walter becker in an effort to keep the band's name and music alive. fagen and becker's decades-long partnership is detailed in the filing, which notes they continued playing together even when the late guitarist's health began to decline.at the center of the lawsuit is a 1972 buy/sell agreement signed by the original bandmembers when steely dan was incorporated. according to the complaint, which was filed tuesday in l.a. county superior court, the contract provides that whenever a member of the group quits or dies steely dan purchases all of that members shares in the group."by the 2010s, fagen and becker were the only remaining shareholders and signato...




dj snake flies fan from india to paris

dj snake just turned one lucky fan into a lifer when he bought an indian man round-trip tickets to the producer's show in paris as a special birthday gift -- and yes, concert tickets were included.the fan, who goes by "g" online, reached out to his favorite artist via twitter direct message, and explained that he'd love to see the show in late february 2018 for his birthday. he was hoping for a couple of complimentar...




celebrity cameos in music videos: channing tatum, danny devito, diplo & more

on tuesday (nov. 21), p!nk shared her video for “beautiful trauma” starring channing tatum as her dancing husband, turning a mundane nuclear family into cross-dressing clubbers and exciting fans of both artists everywhere in the process.  it’s always a great surprise to see a celebrity star unexpectedly pop up in a music video, showing a new side of themselves. in honor of worlds colliding, we have compiled a list of our favorite celebrity cameos in music videos. see them all below. danny devito in “steal my girl” by one direction the veteran actor plays one direction’s director, coming up with crazy, artsy ideas. devito assigns different roles for each member: harry styles is “love”, niall horan is “light”,...




scott mccaughey's gofundme: over $85k raised for r.e.m. touring member after stroke

multi-instrumentalist scott mccaughey, r.e.m.’s longtime touring member, recently suffered a stroke, and supporters have raised more than $88,000 to help with his medical costs.mccaughey​'s wife set up a gofundme account on monday (nov. 20), which states that the musician is receiving treatment in san francisco. she wrote that he will need to undergo physical and speech therapy.“he is still in icu and has a long, difficult r...




david cassidy dies at 67

david cassidy, the former teen heartthrob best known for his role on the 1970s musical series the partridge family, died on tuesday (nov. 21) at age 67 following a recent hospitalization for multiple organ failure. the actor and singer rose to fame on the light family drama that also made stars out of danny bonaduce and susan dey, then parlayed his popularity into a career as a teen idol and successful, if short-lived, recording artist. the hollywood reporter confirmed his passing, but his cause of death has not yet been revealed. "on behalf of the entire cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, david cassidy," his rep, joann geffen, said in a statement given t...




marshmello & khalid's 'silence' is no. 1 on billboard's hot dance/electronic songs chart

marshmello moves to no. 1 on billboard's hot dance/electronic songs chart (dated dec. 2) with "silence," featuring khalid (2-1). it's the masked dj's second chart crown, after he donned his first just two weeks earlier when "wolves," with selena gomez, hit the top spot; it's now at no. 3."silence," the first leader for khalid, collected 16.3 million u.s. streams in the tracking week, up 18 percent, according to nielsen music, and leads dance/electronic streaming songs for a 12th week. on the sales side, "silence" moved 9,000 downloads, up 3 percent, and ranks at no. 2 for a fourth week on dance/electronic digital song sales after topping the list dated nov. 4. the song also grows its radio presence by 11 percent to 6 million...




david cassidy dead: musicians and entertainers react

the music world is mourning the death of david cassidy, the partridge family heartthrob whose picture adorned millions of bedroom walls in the ‘70s.the singer, tv star and former teen idol passed away at the age of 67 after being hospitalized in florida with multiple organ failure. cassidy will be remembered for his star turn on the beloved musical tv sitcom the partridge family, which aired from 1970-74 and was introduced to younger generations through regular re-runs.born in new york city to a showbiz family, cassidy sent pulses racing as the charact...




bts' best dancing, choreography over the years

bts made a big impression on american audiences on sunday when they performed their record-smashing hit “dna” at the american music awards. their choreography shook the western world (and quite a few hearts), so not even the cameras could keep up with the septet's rapid footwork. it’s the norm for k-pop choreography to be so on point that idols typically put in a potentially harmful amount of practice. less generous characterizations have often pegged dancing in the korean pop industry as “robotic” and “mechanical.” but bts consistently resists those descriptions as their approach to dance is both precise and colorful.the seven members each offer unique strengths to the group. of course, the dance line -- j-hope, jimin an...




melissa gilbert claims oliver stone sexually harassed her during 'the doors' audition as revenge

melissa gilbert on monday told andy cohen that oliver stone sexually harassed her during her audition for the doors to get back at her for embarrassing him in a social situation. the little house on the prairie actress said when she came in to read for the pamela courson role (played by meg ryan) in the 1991 film, stone had an additional sex scene he wanted her to read and block.“he wrote this special scene that he wanted me to do for him physically in the casting room, and it was humiliating and horrid," she said. “he got me back and it hurt.” gilbert, at first, did not name stone, saying she was "afraid to say his name, because i’m worried about backlash." however, moments later, she announced, "oh fuck it. it was oliv...