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Luke Combs is set to perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards which will be held on October 14.
Kelly Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards for the third year in a row. The show will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
As previously announced, Garth Brooks will receive the Billboard Icon Award, joining only eight other artists to ever receive the honor. Garth will also take the stage to perform.
Luke, who is nominated for four awards, will join Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny and Post Malone as performers, with more performances expected to be announced.
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Lee Brice has earned his eighth No. 1 single with his latest single, “One of Them Girls,” which hit the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.
“One of Them Girls” follows Lee’s previous No. 1 single, “Rumors,” which topped the charts in July 2019, and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which peaked at No. 1 earlier this year.
“One of Them Girls” is the lead single to Lee’s upcoming sixth studio album, Hey World, which is set for release on November 20th.
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Helen Reddy, the Grammy-winning Australian singer who became a feminist icon thanks to her hit “I Am Woman,” has died. She was 78.
The message from Reddy’s daughter Traci and son Jordan read: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman. Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”
Reddy’s ex-husband, Jeff Wald, also confirmed Reddy’s death in a message posted to Twitter. “I am v sad to announce that my first wife of 18 years and the mother of my two oldest Traci & Jordan,” he wrote. “Traci spent the morning with Helen and she passed soon after under the excellent care of the Motion & Television Home.#Helen Reddy.”
In the ’60s, Reddy, divorced with a young child, moved to New York City from Australia. She first reached the U.S. top 20 with her take on “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar. Her debut album, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” featured a song she’d co-written, “I Am Woman,” which reflected Reddy’s interest in the feminist movement and female empowerment. Re-released in 1972, it became a No. 1 hit and an anthem for the movement.
Reddy was the first Australian-born artist to have a U.S. No. 1 hit and the first to win a Grammy.
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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named Kaori Mai Hart, on Tuesday, September 29. Kevin and Eniko also share son Kenzo Kash, 2½, and Hart also has two children — a 15-year-old daughter, Heaven, and a 12-year-old son, Hendrix — from his previous marriage to Torrei Hart.
Eniko announced the news on Instagram: ″Thankful • grateful • blessed. a little bit of heaven sent down to earth.. welcome to the world baby girl.. we couldn’t love you more..”
Parrish announced she was expecting in March, saying at the time on Instagram: “In the midst of all of this we’re counting our blessings and couldn’t be more grateful!”
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Neil Young has announced Return To Greendale, a live album and concert film from his 2003 tour centering around his 25th studio record Greendale.
A press release states: “the songs and performance remain topical as ever, powered by themes of environmentalism, corruption, and the destructive effects of capitalism. Featuring Young’s trusty partners Crazy Horse, the Toronto recording captures the epic experience of Young’s immersive, small-town rock opera. The multimedia exploit seamlessly blended Young’s powerful lyrics and Crazy Horse’s heavy blues thrash with musical theatre, as actors joined the band onstage to play out Greendale’s narrative as it unfolded. Like Greendale itself, the show eschews elaborate production in favor of a ragged and rough-hewn feel that does right by its source material.”
Return To Greendale will be released in multiple formats, including a limited-edition deluxe box set. The other formats will include a double vinyl, a two-CD set and a digital version available on Neil Young Archives and on streaming platforms.
The film and live record will be released on Nov. 6. To pre-order Return To Greendale, click here.
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After teasing fans with videos and posters, AC/DC have confirmed their current line-up with a picture posted on social media, featuring several returning members. Joining lead guitarist Angus Young and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, frontman Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd have all confirmed their places within AC/DC in 2020.
Vocalist Johnson has been rumored to be back in the group for a while now, having left in 2016 due to hearing problems (he was replaced on tour by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose).
With a new photo captioned “ARE YOU READY? #PWRUP” it looks like the band will be releasing new music soon.
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Demi Lovato has dropped a surprise new song, titled “You Still Have Me.” Lovato debuted the track via her social media accounts. In the breakup anthem, which expresses the love and belief in herself, Lovato sings about having herself—which is all that matters at the end of the day.
“Still Have Me” follows her collaboration with Marshmello on “OK Not to Be OK.”
Take a listen to “Still Have Me” on Demi’s Instagram: here.
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To mark her 26th birthday, singer Halsey has released a deluxe edition of her album ‘Manic.’ The expanded LP features the new songs ‘wipe your tears’ and ‘I’m Not Mad’ as well as stripped-back renditions of some of the album’s other tracks.
Halsey also released a music video for ‘929’, which features home movies, fan videos, tour footage and more. She captioned a teaser clip of the promo on Twitter: “honoring the tradition of presents for you on my birthday. here’s a special music video for “929” you guys have made me who I am today”
Take a look at the video for ‘929’ at the link: here.
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