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The Americanos F/Lil Jon, Juicy J & Tyga "Black Out' (Interscope) Click Hear for audio sample of TheAmericanosLilJonJuicyTyga-Blackout
Post Malone "White Iverson" (Republic) Click Hear for audio sample of PostMalone-WhiteIverson
Roc Nation/Columbia recording artist Rita Ora recently debuted her new single and video, Body On Me, featuring Chris Brown at Promo Only Summer Sessions in Atlantic City. (l-r): FMQBs Bob Burke, Rita Ora and Columbia Record EVP Lee Leipsner.

Dr. Dre's comeback release Compton debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 295,000 equivalent units. The album is a companion piece to the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, which debuted at #1 over the weekend, bringing in $56.1 million at the box office. Compton is an Apple/iTunes exclusive release for its first two weeks of availability. Bryan and Dre combined to give the charts a major boost, as Billboard notes the combined total units for both albums add up to more than the combined total of the #3-32 releases on the chart this week altogether.

Puff Daddy has been added to the star-studded line-up for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18 and 19 in Las Vegas. "Puff Daddy is back, and I am bringing everything I have to the iHeartRadio Music Festival," said Sean Combs. "Music is everything to me - it's a blessing to make music. I'm excited to be a part of such a great lineup and I can't wait to make everyone want to get up and dance." In addition, this year's lineup will feature Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Janet Jackson and more.

Lana Del Rey has confirmed that her new album, Honeymoon, will be released on September 18. It features the previously shared title track, as well as the new single "High by the Beach." Honeymoon is the follow up to last year's Ultraviolence.

One Direction and Wiz Khalifa were among the big winners at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. 1D took home trophies for Choice Music Group: Male, Choice Song for "Steal My Girl," Choice Love Song for "Night Changes," and Choice Summer Tour, while Wiz's hit "See You Again" was named Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Choice Song From a Movie. Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato earned wins for Choice Male and Female artist, respectively, while Fifth Harmony was the Choice Female Group. Little Mix won for Choice Music Breakout Artist. Taylor Swift's latest hit "Bad Blood" also was a multiple award winner.

B.o.B announced on Thursday that a new release, titled Psycadelik Thoughtz, would be arriving today. The album is now streaming and available for sale digitally. B.o.B is distinguishing the release from his next proper album, and described it on Twitter yesterday as "a very special project. This body of work is more than music, it's an experience!"

NBC Entertainment
Chairman Bob Greenblatt announced on Thursday that Rihanna will be appearing on The Voice this fall. The Pop star will serve as an adviser to all four coaches (Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Pharrell) in the next season of the popular singing competiton. Season nine of The Voice kicks off on September 21.
In a new interview, Fetty Wap says his debut album will finally see release next month. According to reports, the rapper's as-yet-untitled album will arrive on September 25. Fetty Wap has released multiple hit singles throughout 2015, starting with "Trap Queen," but has yet to release an album to go with them.

Janelle Mone
has been highly visible over the past week in taking a stand against recent police violence. The singer, along with artists from her Wondaland Records label, has released a song called "Hell You Talm Bout" that pays tribute to those who have been the victims of recent shootings. Additionally, Mone joined protest rallies this week, along with labelmate Jidenna, in Philadelphia and New York City to bring further attention to the issue.

Kendrick Lamar will be Stephen Colbert's first musical guest on The Late Show when Colbert makes his hosting debut on September 8. Colbert said at the Television Critics Association press tour that it was only fitting to invite Lamar to kick off the show since the rapper was his last musical guest on The Colbert Report. Meanwhile, Colbert's first Late Show guest will be George Clooney.

 

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Mike McVay
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