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theweeknd-100217.jpg The Weeknd says that he scrapped an entire 'happy' album prior to the release of his latest album My Dear Melancholy.

prince-082317.jpg Earlier this week Roots drummer Questlove announced an orchestral tour this fall in partnership with the Prince estate as a tribute to the late pop star. The tour, titled 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, will run through North America in the fall.

wale-111417.jpg Wale has signed with Warner Bros. Records and will release his sixth studio album later this year. Both sides celebrated the news at the Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills, California earlier this week.

miguel-121117.jpg Miguel will serve as one of the headliners for the upcoming North Coast Music Festival. The event will take place between August 31 and September 2 in Chicago's Union Park. Jamiroquai, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, DJ Snake, The Revivalists and Yellow Claw will also appear, in addition to Vulfpeck, Snails, RL Grime and Gramatik.

group-xscape-091917.jpg Xscape will be honored with ASCAP's Golden Note Award during the organization's 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21 in Los Angeles. Previous Golden Note recipients include Usher, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.

blackeyedpeas-050417.jpg Black Eyed Peas have shared the music video for their latest single, "Ring The Alarm Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3." The new visual is 6 minutes-long and is split into three parts. Will.I.Am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo each handle their own extended verse.

pharrellwilliams-060717.jpg Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello team up on the new track "Sangria Wine." The pair previously joined forces on Cabello's hit 2017 single "Havana."

khalid-102517.jpg Shawn Mendes and Khalid will team up for a duet of their song "Youth" at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. "Youth" is the third single from Mendes' highly anticipated self-titled third studio album, following previous singles "In My Blood" and "Lost in Japan."

cardib-030218.jpg Jennifer Lopez has released "Dinero," a new song which features appearances from Cardi B and DJ Khaled. "Dinero" follows Lopez's recently released singles "El Anillo" and "Se Acabó El Amor," featuring Abraham Mateo and Yandel.

daftpunk-020117.jpg Thomas Bangalter, one half of world renowned DJ duo Daft Punk, wrote a song for director Gaspar Noé's latest psychological thriller. Daft Punk's "Rollin' and Scratchin'" will also appear in the film.

johnlegend-082817.jpg John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have welcomed a son to their family. The news of their second child was revealed by Teigen on Twitter Thursday morning. "Somebody's herrrrrrre!," she wrote, adding some smileys and feeding bottles.

drake-092017.jpg Drake has moved into a tie with Lil Wayne with his 20th top ten song on Billboard's all-genre Radio Songs chart.

djkhaled-112316.jpg DJ Khaled leads all nominees at the 2018 BET Awards with six, including noms for Album of the Year for Grateful and Video of the Year for "Wild Thoughts" which featured Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

rapperti-030118.jpg T.I. was arrested for public intoxication outside of his Atlanta home, though his lawyer says that he was wrongly arrested.

cardib-030218.jpg Cardi B has announced plans to release two new music videos this month. The rapper broke the news on Twitter. "To all my fans ??I will be putting out 2 visuals this month from Invasion of privacy.I have more upcoming projects .In the mean time listen to Invasion of privacy," she posted.

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