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Ye Shares Reflective 'Thanksgiving Prayer' Video

Ye Shares Reflective 'Thanksgiving Prayer' Video

Kanye West, who recently changed his name to Ye, shared a Thanksgiving Day video reflecting on several topics, including his marital problems with Kim Kardashian, his mental health issues and his political stance.

"All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I've caused. I take accountability for my actions," Ye says in the five-minute video posted on Instagram, captioned "Thanksgiving Prayer."

The clip also shows West's Sunday Service Choir singing in a dimly lit room as the rapper gives his speech. "The one thing that all my successes and failures have in common is me," he continues.

The "Donda" singer's speech touched on several things ,including his "hair-trigger temper" that was "heightened" by alcohol and how his family had to "endure" his manic "episodes" due to his bipolar disorder.

"I went into a manic episode in 2016 and I was placed under heavy medication," West shared. "Since then, I went on and off the medication which left me susceptible to other episodes, which my wife and family and fans have had to endure."

He also talked about his political allegiance, which was reportedly one of the reasons behind his troubled marriage with Kim.

"Good lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat," West remarked in the prayer, in reference to his prior support of Donald Trump and the Make America Great Again hat. "I made me and our family a target by not aligning with Hollywood's political stance, and that was hard for our marriage."

"Then I ran for president without proper preparation and no allies on either side. I embarrassed my wife in the way that I presented information about our family during the one and, thank God, only press conference," he said.

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Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker Bring 'Bite Me' To 'The Tonight Show'

Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker Bring 'Bite Me' To 'The Tonight Show'

Pop-punk stars Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker recently performed "Bite Me" live on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Lavigne gives a rocking performance along with Barker's energetic drumming.

"Bite Me" is the first single Lavigne released after signing with Barker's DTA Records. Barker, along with John Feldmann and MOD SUN, co-produced Lavigne's first single since 2019.

"I've always admired Travis and his work," Lavigne had said earlier this month after releasing the song. "The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my album The Best Damn Thing and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together."

"Signing to his record label DTA felt like the perfect home for me and my new music," she added. "Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career."

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Judge Orders Release Of Cardi B's Medical Records In STD Defamation Lawsuit

Judge Orders Release Of Cardi B's Medical Records In STD Defamation Lawsuit

A judge recently ordered the release of Cardi B's medical records as the rapper sues a YouTube gossip blogger in a defamation suit.

U.S. District Judge William Ray has ordered the Center for Women's Pelvic Health at UCLA to send him "any and all medical records" for Cardi "related solely to [her] testing for herpes and HPV."

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper is suing blogger Latasha Kebe for spreading "false" rumors about Cardi having herpes and HPV in 2018 and early 2019. The blogger had also claimed that Cardi worked as a prostitute, used cocaine, and cheated on her husband Offset.

"My client does not have HPV and herpes," Cardi's lawyer told Rolling Stone, adding, "Two of the defamatory statements at issue are the vile, false, and highly offensive statements by the defendant that my client has herpes and HPV, and we provided these [STD testing] records 14 months ago in support of my client's claims."

"None of the aforementioned statements about plaintiff are true. Plaintiff was never a prostitute or a user of cocaine. Plaintiff has never, and does not now, have herpes, nor has she had herpes outbreaks on her mouth," the lawyer added.

Cardi's lawsuit is set to head to trial on January 5.

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Taylor Swift Earns Ninth Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'All Too Well (Taylor's Version)'

Taylor Swift Earns Ninth Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'All Too Well (Taylor's Version)'

Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of her 2012 classic "All Too Well" is ranked first on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart dated November 27.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" earned 54.4 million U.S. streams, 286,000 radio airplay audience impressions and 57,800 downloads sold in the tracking week beginning on November 12, as per MRC Data.

The song features on Taylor's new re-recorded album, Red (Taylor's Version), released on November 12.

The song's original 2012 version is 5-minutes, 29-seconds-long, and the new version is 10-minutes, 13-seconds-long.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" marks the singer-songwriter's ninth Hot Country Songs No. 1.

Additionally, Red (Taylor's Version) is ranked No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, earning 605,000 equivalent album units, including 369,000 in album sales.

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'An Evening With Silk Sonic' Debuts Atop Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

'An Evening With Silk Sonic' Debuts Atop Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

R&B superduo Silk Sonic's first album An Evening With Silk Sonic has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

An Evening With Silk Sonic topped the chart November 27, earning 104,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 18, according to MRC Data.

The nine-song album from the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak derives 42,000 units from traditional album, 60,000 units from streaming and another 2,000 units from song download sales.

Mars has now picked up his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart No. 1 after 24K Magic led for eight weeks in 2016-17, while Anderson .Paak has nabbed his first leader.

An Evening With Silk Sonic also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart and bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, behind Taylor Swift's Red (Taylor's Version).

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Rosalía, The Weeknd's 'La Fama' Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart

Rosalía, The Weeknd's 'La Fama' Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart

Rosalía's "La Fama," featuring The Weeknd, has debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart.

With this song, Rosalía has scored her fifth top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. "La Fama" is her second collaboration with The Weeknd, and the first preview from her forthcoming album Motomami, set to drop in 2022.

"La Fama" recorded 6.8 million streams in the U.S. in the week ending November 18, according to MRC Data. It also sold a little less than 1,000 downloads in its first three tracked days, landing it at No. 3 on Latin Digital Song Sales.

"La Fama" also entered the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 94.

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Don McClean Reacts To Taylor Swift Breaking Record For Longest Billboard Hot 100 No. 1

Don McClean Reacts To Taylor Swift Breaking Record For Longest Billboard Hot 100 No. 1

Don McLean has graciously reacted to Taylor Swift breaking his long-held record for the longest song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 10-minute 13 second version of "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" recently broke the record held by McLean's 8 minute and 42 seconds-long song "American Pie" since 1972.

"Let's face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor," McLean said in a statement posted on social media.

"There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power. 'American Pie' remained on top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry," he told Billboard.

Upon breaking the nearly 50-year record, an elated Taylor shared her joy with her fans on Twitter on Monday.

"I'm so proud of this song and the memories I have with you guys because of it. You truly chose this one and now you did THIS?! I'm floored. A ten minute song is at the top of the Hot 100," the singer-songwriter tweeted.

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Post Malone, The Killers & Pearl Jam Among Lollapalooza Stockholm Headliners

Post Malone, The Killers & Pearl Jam Among Lollapalooza Stockholm Headliners

Post Malone, The Killers, and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2022 edition of Lollapalooza Stockholm.

Next year's Lollapalooza Stockholm is set to take place in the Swedish capital on July 1-3. Tickets for the 2022 festival are on sale now via LollaStockholm.com.

Other artists set to perform include Imagine Dragons, Doja Cat, Glass Animals, Kacey Musgraves, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Kaleo, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, HAIM, Biffy Clyro, Turnstile, Wolf Alice, White Reaper, Kennyhoopla, and Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell.

Pearl Jam and The Killers were previously scheduled to play Lolla Stockholm in 2020 before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taylor Swift, Ye Albums Reportedly Added To Grammy Nominees At Last Minute

Taylor Swift, Ye Albums Reportedly Added To Grammy Nominees At Last Minute

Taylor Swift's Evermore and Kanye West's Donda were reportedly added to the list of Grammy nominees at the very last minute.

The 2022 Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday, November 23, but according to a New York Times report, the Recording Academy expanded its number of nominees from eight to ten in its big-four categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, just the previous day.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and board-of-trustees chair Tammy Hurt sent a letter out to the Academy's members on Tuesday, which was published in full on The Wrap, justifying the last-minute category change.

"The growth in music and your extraordinary engagement obligated us to seek this change. Perhaps in the past, the leadership would have waited for the next Awards cycle to make a change," reads the letter. "But one thing that we've heard loud and clear from you is that you are tired of waiting for big changes. You asked for - and you deserve - an organization that is as nimble and brave as you. In that spirit, we went to the Board of Trustees and made the case for this direction, and just minutes ago, they adopted it."

According to the Times report, West's Donda and Swift's Evermore, which were already nominated in other categories, were late additions to the album of the year nomination list.

Other nominees for album of the year include Justin Bieber's Justice, Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Love For Sale, Doja Cat' Planer Her, H.E.R.'s Back Of My Mind, Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever, Lil Nas X's Montero and Jon Batiste's We Are.

The Times also reported that the late expansion of the record of the year category saw Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" and ABBA's "I Still Have Faith in You" added to the list that already included songs by Rodrigo, Bieber, Bennett and Lady Gaga, Batiste, Doja Cat, Eilish, Silk Sonic and Brandi Carlile.

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The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Hits No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 Songs Of All Time

The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Hits No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 Songs Of All Time

The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" has topped Billboard's Hot 100 Songs of All Time chart.

"Blinding Lights" rules Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs chart driven by its blockbuster performance on the all-genre weekly Hot 100 chart. The song dethroned Chubby Checker's 1960 hit "The Twist."

"Blinding Lights," the second single from The Weeknd's fourth studio album After Hours, had ruled the Hot 100 chart for four weeks in April and May 2020.

The track also went on to become the song with the most weeks spent in the top 5, top 10, top 20, top 40 and top 100 on the chart, as well as the first song to hold a spot in the top 10 on the chart for an entire year.

"Blinding Lights" is also the longest charting song on the Hot 100 of all-time at 90 weeks, ending the week of September 11, 2021. The song finished 2020 as the year's top Billboard Hot 100 song.

It was written and produced by The Weeknd, Max Martin and Oscar Holter, with Ahmad Balshe and Jason Quenneville receiving additional credits.

"I don't think [it] has hit me yet," The Weeknd told Billboard upon learning of the song's all-time Hot 100 status. "I try not to dwell on it too much. I just count my blessings, and I'm just grateful."

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Adele's '30' Beats Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' For Biggest Week Of 2021

Adele's '30' Beats Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' For Biggest Week Of 2021

Adele's latest and fourth studio album 30 has surpassed Drake's Certified Lover Boy to become this year's biggest debut.

According to MRC Data's initial reports, 30 has earned more than 660,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. from its November 19 release through November 22, with over 560,000 of that sum in traditional album sales.

Meanwhile, Drake's Certified Lover Boy had debuted with 613,000 units in the week ending September 9.

The current tracking week ends on Thursday, November 25. Billboard is scheduled to announce the album's official final first-week numbers on Sunday, November 28.

Undoubtedly, 30 is set to debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart dated December 4, which will earn Adele her third No. 1. She previously topped the chart with her last two studio albums: 25 and 21.

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Adele's 'Easy On Me' With Chris Stapleton Debuts On Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

Adele's 'Easy On Me' With Chris Stapleton Debuts On Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

Pop superstar Adele's "Easy on Me," featuring Chris Stapleton, has entered the Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

The song debuted at No. 25 with 5.4 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. This is Adele's first entry on a Billboard country chart.

"Easy on Me," which dropped on October 14, is a single from Adele's latest studio album 30, which dropped on November 19 via Columbia Records. The song has spent four weeks atop the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, Adele appears on her 17th Billboard airplay chart, among 25 active airplay surveys published throughout the year.

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BandLab NME Awards 2022 To Feature Halsey, Sam Fender & More

BandLab NME Awards 2022 To Feature Halsey, Sam Fender & More

The 2022 BandLab NME Awards are set to feature appearances Halseyc, Sam Fender, Griff and Rina Sawayama. Organizers said more names will be announced over the coming weeks.

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the BandLab NME Awards will return to London's O2 Academy Brixton on March 2 to celebrate the best in music and entertainment from around the globe.

On the heels of their acclaimed 2021 album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, pop sensation Halsey will be honored at the show with the Innovation Award.

"The BandLab NME Awards 2022 seems more about a celebration of a bunch of people who are contemporaries rooting each other on. I don't get many opportunities to celebrate with my peers and look around and be like, 'Wow, this was a great year for music' and that's why we do this - we love it, y'know?" Halsey told NME.

"Sponsored by leading social music creation platform BandLab, the night will see epic performances, big-name guests and some pretty unpredictable moments as we honour the music, films, TV and video games that shaped pop culture over the past year," NME said in a statement.

The BandLab NME Awards 2022 will see the introduction of award categories specific to Asia.

Tickets to the event are on sale now and available at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/nme-awards-show-tickets/artist/1808201.

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Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid Team Up For 'Trust Fund' Video

Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid Team Up For 'Trust Fund' Video

Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid have released a music video for their latest collaborative single, "Trust Fund."

In the video directed by Iann Dior and Trippie Redd collaborator Mooch, Wayne and Rich The Kid take over two different skate parks, one in real life and the other in a graphic video game.

"Trust Fund" is taken from the duo's recent collaborative mixtape Trust Fund Babies, out now via Young Money Records/Republic Records. The LP features 10 tracks and a guest feature from YG.

"First of all, Rich is like my little bro from day one, me and Rich had been rockin' for years and we always said we were going to do something," Lil Wayne recently told Zane Lowe.

He added, "We might do a song here and there, but we locked it in, got in there, and said we put our mindset and did it. As much as I gave on that, I do that every time I do anything."

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Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly has reacted after he was snubbed from the recently announced Grammy nominations.

On Tuesday, November 23, the Recording Academy revealed the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which includes artists like Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat and Jay-Z. However, MGK's Tickets to My Downfall received zero nominations.

"wtf is wrong with the grammys," MGK tweeted shortly after the nominees were announced.

Tickets To My Downfall, his 2020 collaborative album with Travis Barker, was eligible in a number of rock categories, but he didn't receive any nominations.

Meanwhile, Kelly is already working on his follow-up to Tickets to My Downfall. Titled Born With Horns, the upcoming album is another collab with Barker and features lead single "Papercuts."

Last year, The Weeknd also did not receive any nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his blockbuster album After Hours. He responded by calling the Grammys "corrupt" in social media posts.

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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Returns To Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Returns To Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has returned to Billboard's Hot 100 songs chart.

The track from Carey's 1994 album, Merry Christmas, is ranked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated November 27 with 11.2 million U.S. streams, 8.2 million radio airplay audience impressions and 2,700 units sold in the tracking week starting November 12, according to MRC Data.

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is returning to the chart nearly two years after hitting No. 1 in December of 2019.

An uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, backing vocals and synthesizers, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has become a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season.

The song is fresh off topping Billboard's Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

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Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Songs Simultaneously On Billboard Hot 100 Among Women

Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Songs Simultaneously On Billboard Hot 100 Among Women

Taylor Swift has broken the record for most songs placed simultaneously on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart by a woman after 26 songs from her new LP, Red (Taylor's Version) charted on the tally.

Swift bested her previous record of 18 songs, a record she had held solely since September 2019 until a week ago, when Summer Walker tied it with the release of her sophomore album Still Over It.

Meanwhile, Swift's latest record trails only Drake's overall record of 27 tracks set on the July 14, 2018, tally after the release of Scorpion.

Meanwhile, Red (Taylor's Version) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 605,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, ending November 18, according to MRC Data. Swift scored her 10th leader on the chart.

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Ye, Drake To Perform At 'Free Larry Hoover' Benefit Concert

Ye, Drake To Perform At 'Free Larry Hoover' Benefit Concert

Ye recently took to Instagram to announce that he and Drake will perform at the upcoming "Free Larry Hoover" benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 9.

"God's Plan," Ye captioned his post that carried a poster for the event, referencing Drake's 2018 hit, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, will be headlining the concert, while Drake has been listed as a special guest.

Ye and Drake, who were not on good terms for several years, buried the hatchet last week after reuniting during a Dave Chappelle comedy show and later hanging out at Drake's mansion in Toronto. Ye subsequently shared a photo on social media of himself posing with Drake and Rap-A-Lot CEO J Prince.

J Prince had posted on Instagram last month that Ye and Drake were working to "free our brother Larry Hoover." A few weeks later, a video, featuring Ye and Prince showed them seeking Drake's assistance in getting convicted felon Hoover released from federal prison.

Hoover's son, Larry Hoover Jr., recently confirmed on the "Murder Master Music Show" that West and Drake were planning a concert to help free his father.

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Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala, The National, The Chemical Brothers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz and Kraftwerk have been confirmed as headliners for All Points East 2022.

The festival, which is held in London's Victoria Park, will take place across two weekends in 2022: Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 20 and Thursday, August 25 - Sunday, August 28.

Gorillaz will headline on Friday, August 19, with The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk headlining the following night. Tame Impala is set to headline on August 25, The National and Fleet Foxes on August 26, Disclosure and James Blake on August 27 and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on August 28.

Other acts to perform at All Points East 2022 include IDLES, Caroline Polachek, Michael Kiwanuka, Fleet Foxes and more.

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Jonas Brothers To Open Second Branch Of Family Restaurant In Las Vegas

Jonas Brothers To Open Second Branch Of Family Restaurant In Las Vegas

The Jonas Brothers and their family are set to open a second branch of their family restaurant in Las Vegas next year.

Nellie's Southern Kitchen is set to debut at the MGM Grand in early 2022.

"We have incredible memories performing at MGM Grand Garden Arena, so to have Nellie's next to it is surreal," said Joe Jonas. "Las Vegas has always had a special place in our hearts, and now our connection to the city and its community will be stronger than ever."

The first Nellie's was opened in Belmont, North Carolina, in 2016. The restaurant, which is run by their father Kevin Jonas Sr. and mom Denise, is popular for its Southern hospitality, good cooking and, music.

"To open a restaurant in the heart of the iconic Las Vegas Strip is thrilling, and I know my Grandma Nellie would be truly amazed seeing her name in lights," said Kevin Jonas, Sr. "Our family loves Las Vegas. We have spent significant time in the city and are proud to invite everyone to pull up a seat and enjoy our family's hospitality and treasured family recipes."

"Our dad's passion for family, food and music shines through at Nellie's," added Kevin Jonas. "It's a beautiful tribute to our great-grandmother's legacy, and we know Las Vegas will love it as much as we do."

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