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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Why He Smashed That Champagne Glass on His Face
US & Canada · New York

Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Why He Smashed That Champagne Glass on His Face

56% Left coverage: 27 sources
Machine Gun Kelly sold out Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night and had quite the, well, bloody time celebrating at the afterparty. In a video shared to the pink-haired artist’s Instagram, he’s seen giving a speech to a crowded room before suddenly saying, “Bro, I don’t give a sh–” and shattering an empty champagne glass directly on his face. “And this is when things turned…” he captioned the disturbing clip, while in the next Story he performs his hit single “My Ex’s Best Friend” with blood running down his face, singing, “You know my ex, so that makes it all feel complicated, yeah/ I read those texts that you sent to yours/ But I’ll never say it, yeah” as people in the crowd try to hand him towels to stop the bleeding.See the Story
Travis Barker's daughter Alabama shares photo with dad, thanks fans for prayers amid health scare
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Travis Barker's daughter Alabama shares photo with dad, thanks fans for prayers amid health scare

50% Left coverage: 14 sources
The 16-year-old thanked her Instagram followers for their support. TMZ reported Wednesday that the musician has been suffering from pancreatitis after a recent colonoscopy. Barker is also the father of son Landon and shares a close bond with his former stepdaughter, Atiana.See the Story

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Frank Zappa Catalogs and Archives Sell to Universal Music Group

Coverage: 5 sources
Universal Music Group has acquired the master recordings and publishing catalog of the late Frank Zappa. The company has also acquired the Vault, a storage facility that houses Zappa's life work. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Billboard estimates that the Zappa music assets carried a valuation in the range of $25 million to $30 million.See the Story
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Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

72% Center coverage: 7 sources
Mary J. Blige’s 2022 is going pretty well. Her new album landed in the top 10 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and she was featured at the Super Bowl halftime show. Now she's been tapped for a concert like no other.See the Story
Beyoncé

Beyoncé Unveils ‘Renaissance’ Cover & Reveals Her Intention for the New Album

80% Left coverage: 5 sources
Beyonc� has revealed the cover artwork for her new album Renaissance. She is seated atop a glowing horse in the image. Fans have noted that the image is similar to John Collier's 19th century painting Lady Godiva. Renaissance is Beyonc�'s first solo studio album since 2016's Lemonade.See the Story

The Weeknd Announces 3 Opening Artists to Replace Doja Cat on After Hours Till Dawn Tour

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
The Weeknd has replaced Doja Cat with three new opening acts on his highly anticipated After Hours Till Dawn tour. Swedish R&B star Snoh Aalegra, Canadian soul singer Kaytranada, and hip-hop DJ/producer Mike Dean have been announced.See the Story
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Cardi B Shares Snippet of New Single ‘Hot S–t’ Featuring Kanye West & Lil Durk

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Cardi B posted a video of herself sipping champagne on a New York City rooftop in a crystal-covered bathrobe with a matching towel around her head. Fans couldn't get over her luxurious lounge look, with multiple people commenting to ask where they could order versions of their own.See the Story

Adele Asks ‘Who’s Ready’ for Hyde Park Performance With Behind-the-Scenes Photos

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Adele is set to perform at BST Hyde Park on July 1 and 2. The 34-year-old took to social media to share photos of her rehearsals. An all-female line-up of artists from Kacey Musgraves to Gabrielle will join her.See the Story

Garth Brooks Says ‘The Anthology Part II’ Is Coming This Year

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Anthology II: The Next Five Years will likely release by November. The book and CD set will include six CDs that will feature previously unreleased songs. In September, Brooks will headline a slate of concerts in Dublin, and is working toward opening his three-story Nashville venue.See the Story

Kelly Clarkson’s 25 Best Duets

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in 2002. Her debut album, Thankful, topped the Billboard 200. She has collaborated with many artists, including P!nk and Justin Timberlake. She also has her own reality TV show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, on TLC.See the Story

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