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common-062716.jpg Common has revealed that he has formed a new band called August Greene. Common will be joined by pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins in the new group.

NERD-113017.jpg N.E.R.D. are set to appear at the upcoming 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The game will air live on Sunday, February 18 on TNT at 8 p.m. ET and this year the National Anthem will be performed by 90's hitmakers Barenaked Ladies.

justin-timberlake-61016.jpg Justin Timberlake has released a new video for "Supplies," featuring Pharrell Williams, the second track from his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods. The new clip, directed by Dave Meyers, features actress Eiza González Reyna and is set in the world of the future. The video opens with images of police brutality and marchers in the streets.

CardiB-092517.jpg Cardi B continues to make chart history as she has become the first woman with five simultaneous top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, surpassing the mark held by Beyoncé. She achieved the high water mark thanks to being featured on Bruno Mars' "Finesse," which is number one, G-Eazy's "No Limit" (No. 3), and three other songs.

KendrickLamar-071817.jpg Kendrick Lamar is among the latest artists added to the bill for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York's Madison Square Garden, Billboard reports. He joins U2 and Sam Smith. Lamar will reportedly open the show, according to sources. Previously announced Grammy performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, and more.

BrunoMars-072817.jpg Bruno Mars' 24K Magic has climbed back into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart after an extended absence. The album hit number four this week and scored its highest ranking in eight months. It last hit the chart on September 2, 2017, at number 10.

Wale-111417.jpg Wale has teased a new track with J. Cole. The former added a video to Instagram of the pair in the studio together but then the track was quickly deleted. In the video, Wale is spitting about the trappings of fame while Cole is behind the mixing desk. Cole had previously put Wale on blast on the 2016 track "False Prophets."

Migos-122017.jpg Migos have revealed the release date for their forthcoming new album Culture II. The album is set to drop on January 26 and falls exactly one year and one day after the first iteration of the release. Group member Offset has already boasted that the album is a "masterpiece." Quavo has also boasted about the effort saying: "We're creating a whole new sound."

2Chainz-061617.jpg 2 Chainz has revealed a new collaboration with Versace for a limited edition run of sneakers. He broke news of the collab during an appearance at Milan's fashion week and the luxury design brand shared photos of avant-garde trainers. The photos include many color variations including blue and green plaid and multi-pattern options with bright impactful colors.

kanye-west-070916.jpg Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian welcomed the latest addition to their family on Monday. The couple's surrogate gave birth to a baby girl. The newborn joins their daughter North and their son Saint.

ToniBraxton-011618.jpg Toni Braxton has dropped her new track with Birdman titled "Heart Away." The track comes amidst rumors of a budding romance between the two and finds Braxton paying tribute to her new bad boy lover.

SamSmith-112917.jpg Sam Smith has confirmed a string of arena tour dates for Australia. The run is set to kick off on November 2 at Auckland's Spark Arena, and will make stops in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney before concluding on November 20 at Perth Arena.

common-062716.jpg Common is working on a new boxing documentary, They Fight. Andrew Renzi will direct, while Argent Pictures, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, and Common will help finance and produce.

bob-marley-100316.jpg Primary Wave, along with investors including BlackRock, has acquired a share of Bob Marley's music publishing catalog. The New York Times reports that Island Records founder Chris Blackwell signed a $50 million deal to give Primary Wave an 80 percent share of Blackwell's share of two publishing catalogs, Marley's songs and Blue Mountain Music.

justin-timberlake-61016.jpg Justin Timberlake will serve as a guest on the post-Super Bowl edition of the Tonight Show. He will guest alongside Dwayne Johnson on the show, which will air on February 4. Host Jimmy Fallon broke news of the lineup during an appearance at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

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