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New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (4/15):
  • The Black Keys - Turn Blue
  • Breathe Carolina - Savages
  • Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty
  • Emerson Hart - Beauty in Disrepair
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out
  • Needtobreathe - Rivers in the Wasteland
  • Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires
Out next week (4/22):
  • Augustana - Life Imitating Art
  • Bastille - All This Bad Blood
  • G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar
  • Keb Mo - Bluesamericana
  • Neon Trees - Pop Psychology
  • Soundtrack: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Top Albums

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Soundtrack: Frozen
20
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9
Pharrell Williams - G I R L
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5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
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MercyMe - Welcome to the New
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Black Label Society - Catacombs of the Black Vatican
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SoMo - SoMo
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Martina McBride - Everlasting
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Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
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Shakira - Shakira.
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Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
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Source: Soundscan, April 26, 2014


CHRIS BROWN'S BODYGUARD BEGINS TRIAL FOR D.C. ASSAULT CASE
Digital Spy has reported that Chris Brown's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has begun his trial for the D.C. assault case from last October. Hollosy reportedly admitted to punching a man when he tried to board on to Breezy's tour bus. The man however claimed that both Hollosy and Breezy punched him after he tried to get in a picture that the singer was taking with two women.

The trial is expected to last one to two days and Breezy's trial will follow.

  • Meanwhile, Chris' mugshots in connection with his D.C. assault case surfaced the net yesterday (April 17th).
  • In other Breezy news, the man accusing the singer and his bodyguard of assaulting him in D.C. has said that Breezy doesn't pack a heavy punch. According to TMZ, when the man was asked to evaluate the strength of Chris' punch on a scale of 1 to 10, he gave Breezy a 6. He however gave the bodyguard a 10.


DOES KATY PERRY HAVE A THING FOR BAD BOYS?
Does Katy Perry have a thing for bad boys? According to Radar Online, Katy's new rumored boo-thing Diplo has quite the checkered past. The EDM DJ is gotten arrested for a bar fight and was ordered to attend anger management classes. Back in 2011, Diplo admitted to getting arrested after having a fight at The Standard hotel in NYC.

He previously spoke to GQ regarding the incident, saying that the arrest took place after he was invited to work on Beyonce's album. The DJ explained, "I got arrested. My bags were just in my room at the Gansevoort for three days. They thought I got kidnapped. Nobody in Beyonce's camp knew about it, but I thought it was embarrassing. I had to go to court a bunch of times and had to go to anger management courses."

  • He also revealed that he's been arrested for shoplifting and doing graffiti.
  • Rumors surfaced that Katy and Diplo hooked up after the two were spotted at the Jeremy Scott/Adidas party at Coachella last weekend.


JOEY FATONE SAYS THE BACKSTREET BOYS ARE TOURING FOR THE MONEY
Former 'N SYNC member Joey Fatone has taken a jab at the Backstreet Boys, saying that they are going back on tour because they need the money. During an interview with HuffPost Live, Joey spoke on acts like the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block hitting the road and said, "I feel like they just need the money. No offense, guys. But I’m saying, if you think about it, it’s like, ‘Why are you coming back out again?'"

  • He went on to debunk any rumors of 'N SYNC reuniting for a tour. Joey said that he and his former bandmates have "their own lives" and they're "doing their own thing" -- which would make it hard for them to embark on a reunion tour.


SKY FERREIRA ACCUSED OF BEING RACIST REGARDING NEW VIDEO

Sky Ferreira has been accused of racism surrounding her latest music video, "I Blame Myself." In the video, the singer appears to be a gang leader and is called to squash some sort of beef. Sky is then seen with an African American all-male crew and is arrested and interrogated. Although the singer says she felt "insulted" by the charges, fans took offense to the video. One Facebook user said, "I’m tired of seeing black people used as props." Another social media user tweeted, "Just because racism isn’t intentional or blatant doesn’t mean it’s not racism."

Sky took to her Facebook page to defend herself, saying, "Nothing upsets me more than being called racist because that is one of the most hateful things anyone can be. Not only do I find it insulting towards myself but I also feel insulted for the actors & dancers & my family in the video. No, I did not use black back-up dancers as 'props.' I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That’s disgusting."

  • She continued, "I know that you have to be socially aware & mindful of others but when I look at this video I don’t see race as a issue. Stop trying to search for something that isn’t there. Comments like 'rich little white girl exploiting the black people & the ghetto' … I never exploited anyone & I don’t use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video. I wasn’t raised in a 'white' household & I’m not little & I have financially supported myself since I was 15-years-old. I’m a woman, not a f*****g little girl. Because I have pale skin & green eyes doesn’t mean I was raised in Beverly Hills and have Swedish film investor parents or whatever some have created in their minds. Would you feel more at ease if I danced with a bunch of blonde white boys at a mall? Should I consciously only cast white dancers from now on? If I’m racist does that mean you’re pro-segregation?! I’m from L.A. & shot the video there. I referenced 90s hip-hop videos and Michael Jackson because both of those things inspire me & played a big part of my childhood."


WAS BEYONCE AVOIDING SMALL TALK WITH KIM KARDASHIAN?
Rumor has it that Beyonce tried to avoid having small talk with Kim Kardashian at a reported dermatologist visit last week. According to Radar Online, an eyewitness saw the encounter at Dr. Howard Lancer's Beverly Hills office and said that when Kim arrived she "seemed so excited to see Beyonce and was really eagerly going over to her. But Beyonce looked like she wanted nothing to do with Kim and was really trying to stay away from her. Kim was basically fawning all over her!"

  • The source went on to say that Kim tried to strike up a convo with Bey about motherhood, but the "X.O." singer seemed unbothered. The source explained, "Beyonce looked like she couldn’t have cared less . . . It seemed so clear that she did not want to talk with Kim and was just being polite to her. They really didn’t look at all like friends."

BEYONCE AND JAY Z NEWS

Meanwhile, additional deets on Bey and her hubby Jay Z touring together have surfaced. According to The YBF, The Carters will reportedly kick off the U.S. leg of their 20-stadium tour on June 13th in Atlanta and will wrap up on August 6th in San Francisco. The couple may also perform at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on August 3rd.

  • In other Bey and Hov news, is the power couple trying for a second child? A source told OK! magazine, "They’ve been trying since February." Another source told Hollywood Life that Bey already may be with child. The source said, " . . . Her friends are convinced she’s already pregnant. The same things that happened during her pregnancy with Blue Ivy are happening again."


LORDE MEETS SPORTS FIGURE WHO INSPIRED 'ROYALS'
Who or what inspired Lorde's chart-topping Modern Rock and crossover hit, "Royals"? The tune may be the theme song of a new generation of teenagers -- or so the critics say -- but it was actually set off by something much more mundane: a photo in National Geographic of Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett.

  • The 17-year-old singer/songwriter finally got to meet the man who inspired the track on Tuesday night (April 15th), prior to her show in Las Vegas.
  • According to Radio.com, the photo appeared in an article about Kansas City in July 1976 and showed Brett signing baseballs for a crowd of fans.
  • Lorde said the word "Royals" on his jersey struck a chord with her and inspired her to write the song.
  • According to TMZ, Lorde’s representatives contacted Brett and asked whether he would like to meet the singer before her Tuesday night concert in Las Vegas.
  • Brett had never been able to make a Lorde concert before because of scheduling conflicts, but had sent her an autographed jersey when she had a concert in Kansas City, writing, "Lorde, you are Royal to me."
  • "Royals" won two Grammy Awards earlier this year for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
  • Lorde plays the second weekend of Indio, California's Coachella Festival this Saturday (April 19th) before leaving the U.S. to launch an Australian trek.


MILEY CYRUS RELEASES OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING HER HOSPITAL VISIT
Miley Cyrus is still ill in a Kansas City hospital. The singer suffered an allergic reaction to medication and will remain under doctor's care until she is stabilized. The singer took to Twitter to put an end to rumors regarding her being in the hospital. She wrote, "So many ignorant stories out there no one is reading the official statement and these dumb as*es are scaring my fans. Please read official." She then wrote, "Shut the f*ck up & let me heal. Stop scaring my family, friends, & fans. OFFICIAL STATEMENT."

Miley's official statement said, "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she's now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to. This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases. She will remain hospitalized and is under a doctor's care until we see some improvement in her condition and is asking for your compassion and privacy at this time. Miley is devastated about missing shows and possibly disappointing her fans."

  • The singer later tweeted, "Over the hospital. Can't quit crying I wanna go back on tour. I'm meant to be onstage performing for y'all.... not laying in a hospital bed."


QUICKIES
JUSTIN BIEBER TAKES A PAGE OUT OF KANYE WEST'S BOOK: Like Kanye West, Justin Bieber has told the paparazzi not to speak to him. After spotting the singer in L.A. and bombarding him with questions, Bieber replied, "You can keep filming, just don’t talk." The pap then asked, "You gonna reconcile with your girl, man? You and Selena Gomez good, man?"

VICTORIA BECKHAM CELEBRATES HER 40TH BIRTHDAY: Victoria Beckham has celebrated the big 4-0. The former Spice Girl posted a photo with her husband David Beckham, saying, "Having a wonderful day with my family x vb."

ARIANA GRANDE REVEALS NEXT SINGLE: Ariana Grande has released the cover art for the first single off of her upcoming sophomore album. The record titled, "Problem" features Iggy Azalea and is set to drop on April 27th.

KESHA ROCKS GREEN AND YELLOW HAIR: Kesha was spotted in L.A. yesterday (April 17th) looking rather festive. The singer was rocking her new yellow and green hair with matching nails.

RIHANNA'S NEW LEADING ROLE: Rihanna has landed the lead role in the upcoming Dreamworks animated 3D film, Home. She will star as a young black girl named Tip. Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin will also be in the film.