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Tupac musical director Kenny Leon on the 10 year journey to 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

Theater director Kenny Leon, who was just nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play for his work on the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, knows that his next project is perhaps the most challenging of his career.

Then again, the subject whose songs inspired the new show was no stranger to struggle. Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Leon, is inspired by the life and work of late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

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The Black Keys beat Michael Jackson on the charts, score first number one album

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Black Keys. They performed on SNL, released their eighth album, Turn Blue, managed to escape from the sinister clutches of Danny McBride on our cover, and now they’ve got themselves their first ever chart-topping record.

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Mariah Carey's 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' available early for streaming

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Mariah Carey’s upcoming album was first advertised as a Beyonce-style drop, with no warning or promotion. (That announcement, of course, negated the whole idea of a surprise release, but anyway.)

Then it was set to be released May 27. And now, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is available early for streaming on iTunes Radio.

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Maroon 5 announce new album

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Five: It’s roughly the number of jobs Adam Levine has right now (singer, film actor, TV talent show mentor, professional smell maker, serial supermodel monogamist).

It’s also the name of his band Maroon Five’s (yes) fifth album, V, due Sept. 2. The followup to 2012’s Overexposed will reunite the band with longtime keyboard player Jesse Carmichael, and reportedly features production by several members of the Hot 100’s varsity squad, including Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Shellback.

The band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation, and is scheduled to announce tour dates within the next few weeks; the album’s first single will arrive this summer.

 

Kylie Minogue is a jean genie in new 'I Was Gonna Cancel' video -- watch it here

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Even Kylie does casual Friday.

In the new clip for her feathery roller-skate jam “I Was Gonna Cancel,” the ageless Australian pocket diva is part Jordache girl, part Twyla Tharp, and fully ignored by passing pedestrians. Watch it here:

Eminem celebrates Mother's Day with Spike Lee-directed 'Headlights' video: Watch it here

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One of the great ongoing narratives in the music world is the continued success of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which has kept moving big units since its release last November, without very much promotion or fanfare. But when Eminem does come out of hiding to plug a new single, he does it in the biggest ways possible.

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Wu Tang's 'secret' album has a new featured guest: Cher

Cher will appear on two tracks off of Wu-Tang’s upcoming “secret album” The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. (Hear a snippet here).

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Paul Simon and Edie Brickell release new duet 'Like To Get To Know You'

Earlier this week, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell found themselves in the news thanks to a disorderly conduct charge brought against the couple, married nearly 22 years, after police in Connecticut went to their home on a domestic disturbance call on Saturday night.

They’re back in the news today, this time for releasing a duet called “Like to Get To Know You.”

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Ariana Grande teams up with Iggy Azalea for new single 'Problem'

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Ariana Grande’s 2013 debut album Yours Truly was a frustrating one — she clearly has the chops to make waves in the pop world, but it was deeply unclear who she really was as an artist. Perhaps she’s doing some soul-searching, because her new single “Problem,” which just dropped today, is a dramatic reinvention.

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Courtney Love screams back with new single 'You Know My Name'

Fresh off the all-is-forgiven love-fest that was Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Courtney Love is back with some fresh music. The new track is called “You Know My Name,” and it finds Love burning some bridges on the back of a thumping pop-punk riff. It’s one half of a double A-side single (along with a song called “Wedding Day”) that will be officially released on May 4.

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