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Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed.  "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." Bergling...
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The Weeknd logs his third No. 1 in a row on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his latest project, My Dear Melancholy, debuts atop the list. The surprise release, which arrived on March 30 via XO/Republic Records, earned 169,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5, according to Nielsen Music --  the biggest week for an R&B album in over a year, since his own last album. Of that sum, 68,000 were in traditional album sales. The six-song album appeared with little...
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She would become only the fifth female rapper to reach No. 1 on the chart. Cardi B is bound for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with her first studio album, Invasion of Privacy, according to industry prognosticators. Early forecasts suggest the set - which was released April 6 via The KSR Group/Atlantic Records - could start with between 160,000 and 210,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 12. That sum should easily enable the set to debut atop the chart...
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As if the hive wasn’t already buzzing loud enough with anticipation for Beyonce’s Coachella performance next weekend, the Queen just magnified the hype 10-fold. Beyonce increased her number of backup dancers from “about a dozen to 100” just one week before her performance at the California music festival, TMZ reported Friday (April 6). The sources also said rehearsals have moved to a much larger studio to accommodate the new hires, who have all signed non-disclosure...
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Hayley Kiyoko's got nothing but love for Taylor Swift.  While some Swift fans took offense to a statement Kiyoko said about the pop star in a recent interview, Swift herself seemed to agree that people were misinterpreting the quote and defended her fellow female artist. Saturday evening (March 31), the "Curious" singer offered some words of admiration back to Swift. "[Love] and respect to @taylorswift13 and all the brave artists out there...
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Cardi B and Bruno Mars add another platinum project to their collections: According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), their smash “Finesse” remix has been certified 2x Platinum, recognizing 2 million equivalent song units earned. The accomplishment marks Mars' 16th platinum-certified single and Cardi’s second. One equivalent song unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams....
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After speculation arose that Liam Payne was involved with one of his backup dancers, girlfriend Cheryl Cole took to Twitter to shut those cheating rumors down. A video recently surfaced of the One Direction member hanging out with a dancer friend while in Dubai. Cole -- who rarely comments on personal matters -- posted a message denying the claims of infidelity. "I usually don’t bother myself to respond to stupid articles," Cole’s tweet began....
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Legendary and Universal's Pacific Rim Uprising was the film to finally dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a tepid $28 million from 2,850 theaters.  While coming in ahead of tracking, that's still  troublesome for a movie that cost at least $150 million to produce before marketing. Overall revenue for the weekend was down a steep 37 percent as Pacific Rim and four other new nationwide releases failed to wow. (via billboard.com)
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Mark Zuckerberg took out an apologetic ad in this Sunday's New York Times to once more address the controversy surrounding his social media site, Facebook, following the reveal that a data analytics firm with ties to a presidential campaign exploited the private data of more than 50 million Facebook users.  "We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can't, we don't deserve it," Zuckerberg said in the new ad, which ran on page 15 of this Sunday's Times,...
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Marshmello might have stolen the show with Will Smith at Ultra Miami's main stage, but the Chainsmokers have enough mega-hits to blow minds on their own. Of course, "Closer" is the big one, and because it's Ultra's main stage, you've got to bring guests. Halsey was there in the flesh to perform "Closer" in all its glory.  Drew Taggart said he'd waited the song's two years of life to perform it in such a way on that very stage. It was a heartfelt moment, a victory...
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