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TAYLOR TAKES A DIP IN "CALM"-ING WATERS
Gay celebs and Katy Perry are down for video apperances.. (6/17a)
MADONNA, BRUCE HEADED FOR TOP DEBUTS (UPDATED)
The veterans duke it out. (6/18a)
SPICE GIRLS 2.0 ... AND FAN GIRL ADELE
Decades later, they're still huge. (6/17a)
DRAKE'S SLAM DUNK
Has Klay Thompson streamed the songs yet? (6/17a)
THE TOP 50 CHART:
OH, BROTHER (UPDATE)
Pure "Happiness." (6/14a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
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TAYLOR TAKES A DIP IN "CALM"-ING WATERS
Gay celebs and Katy Perry are down for video apperances.. (6/17a)
MADONNA, BRUCE HEADED FOR TOP DEBUTS (UPDATED)
The veterans duke it out. (6/18a)
SPICE GIRLS 2.0 ... AND FAN GIRL ADELE
Decades later, they're still huge. (6/17a)
DRAKE'S SLAM DUNK
Has Klay Thompson streamed the songs yet? (6/17a)
THE TOP 50 CHART:
OH, BROTHER (UPDATE)
Pure "Happiness." (6/14a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
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With our Black Music Month special issue landing on desks imminently, we return to this stellar image from Roc Nation's Grammy brunch, which coincided with Clarence Avant receiving an Industry Icons Award. Avant is joined here by three men who figure prominently in the last few decades of music: Diddy, Jay-Z and Sony/ATV boss Jon Platt...


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After two days of reports, Drake f/Rick Ross’ “Money in the Grave” (Frozen Moments/Republic) has collected more than 10m U.S. streams and currently holds the top spot on both the Spotify and Apple Music streaming charts. But will he be the one to finally unseat Lil Nas X with the most-streamed song of the week?


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