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Travis Scott Retains Billboard No 1. Over Tekashi 6ix9ine Following Recount: Report

On December 2, Billboard announced that Travis Scott’s Astroworld would return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Debuting at No. 2 that week was Tekashi 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY. Shortly after the announcement, rumors swirled that there was a possible counting error that could have led to some of 6ix9ine’s sales and streams being missed. On December 4, Billboard revealed that Nielsen Music was looking into the sales numbers “due to a processing discrepancy.” Now, TMZ reports that Astroworld will remain the No. 1 album for the week…

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Teyana Taylor Shares New Video for “Gonna Love Me” Wu-Tang Remix: Watch

Teyana Taylor has shared the music video for her “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. In the video, Taylor and Ghost play a couple going through some relationship struggles. Watch the clip, directed by Teyana Taylor, below. The original “Gonna Love Me” is on Taylor’s new album K.T.S.E. Last month, Taylor shared a video for “Gonna Love Me” featuring her family. https://pitchfork.com/news/teyana-taylor-shares-new-video-for-gonna-love-me-wu-tang-remix-watch

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Watch the First Trailer for the New Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic

The first trailer for the Robert Mapplethorpe biopic has been released. The film, starring Matt Smith as the famed photographer, tells the story of “Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic,” according to a press release. Watch the trailer, featuring Marianne Rendón as Patti Smith, below. Mapplethorpe was directed by Ondi Timoner. It hits theaters March 1, 2019. Zosia Mamet had originally been tipped to play Patti Smith, but was dropped due to scheduling conflicts.…

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Ariana Grande Shares New Song “imagine”: Listen

Ariana Grande has dropped a new song called “imagine.” Check it out below. Grande has been teasing another new single since she released the music video for “thank u, next,” which featured references to early 2000s teen films such as Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, and more. Grande released her last LP Sweetener in August. Since then the singer has shared music videos for Sweetener tracks “God Is a Woman” and “Breathin.” She also announced a forthcoming YouTube docu-series. Check out Ariana Grande’s Sweetener fanny pack on “The…

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Kanye Reignites Drake Feud, Demands Apology

This afternoon, Kanye West tweeted a screenshot of a text message he received alleging that Drake was looking to clear “Say What’s Real,” a Kanye-sampling song from 2009’s So Far Gone. It’s unclear why Drake was supposedly seeking the sample clearance. He then wrote a series of tweets demanding an apology from Drake, thus reigniting their feud from earlier this year. Earlier this year, Drake claimed in an interview that Kanye was the source behind Pusha-T’s information from the diss track “The Story of Adidon.” Pusha later alleged that he…

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Matmos Announce New Album Plastic Anniversary

Matmos have announced a new album. Plastic Anniversary is out March 15 via Thrill Jockey. The record celebrates the duo’s anniversary as a couple. It was also recorded using exclusively “sounds derived from plastic objects.” According to a press release, the 11-track album aims to explore “the world’s relationship to plastic—a material whose durability, portability, and longevity, while heralded by its makers, are the very qualities that make it a force of environmental devastation.” Check out the cover art, tracklist, and album trailer below. Plastic Anniversary follows Matmos’ previous album,…

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Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard, Troye Sivan and More Nominated For 2018 Australian Music Prize

Albums by Courtney Barnett, Dead Can Dance, DZ Deathrays, Gurrumul, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Presets, Troye Sivan and many more are in the hunt for the Australian Music Prize, the longlist for which was published Thursday.  The prestigious annual honor is modeled on Britain’s Mercury Music Prize and Canada’s Polaris Prize and is decided by a music industry panel, whose chief goal is to identify and reward the outstanding creative Australian album of the past year.  AMP judges assembled a list of 85 nominated albums from across…

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No Jumper’s Adam22 and Atlantic “Part Ways” Following Sexual Assault Allegations

No Jumper host Adam22 (Adam Grandmaison) has been dropped by Atlantic Records, The Daily Beast reports. “Atlantic Records and Adam22 have parted ways,” an Atlantic representative told Pitchfork in a statement. Grandmaison had his own No Jumper Records imprint on Atlantic. Last March, Grandmaison faced sexual assault allegations from an anonymous woman. He took to Twitter to dispute the claims. Later that month, Pitchfork spoke to two women who shared their accounts of alleged sexual assault and other misconduct by Grandmaison. Both sets of accusations occurred not long after Adam22…

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WFMU’s Free Music Archive Is Saved, Moving to New Home

Last month, Free Music Archive director Cheyenne Hohman said that the digital library was going to shut down imminently due to funding shortages. Hohman has now revealed that the FMA will live on at a new home: Camera gear marketplace KitSplit has acquired the FMA. In her post, Hohman wrote, “In the coming weeks, we will reopen artist/curator uploads and our Music Submission form and resume our regularly scheduled audio weirdness, curated playlist posts, and new releases here on our blog.” New Jersey independent radio station WFMU launched the Free…

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‘The Voice’ Recap: Final Four Revealed

Season 15’s final four were announced Tuesday night on NBC’s The Voice, as four unlucky artists were sent home following Monday night’s semifinal performances. Three artists automatically advanced based on Monday night’s voting, and two artists were automatically eliminated. That left the artists in fourth, fifth, and sixth places to fight for the Instant Save and round out the final four. The Top 8 were brought out to the stage, and the first artist to advance to the final four was Blake Shelton’s Kirk Jay. After a performance by Michael…

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