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Drake shouts out Johnny Manziel and Jennifer Lawrence on new track 'Draft Day': Hear it here

In addition to being a platinum rapper and former Canadian child star, Drake is also a huge sports fan. He was all over the NBA All-Star Game, and he once coached against Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari during a scrimmage. Now he’s back with a new track called “Draft Day,” which shouts out Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Kansas superstar freshman hoopster Andrew Wiggins (both of whom expect to be drafted during the upcoming NFL and NBA drafts).

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Lorde covers Tears for Fears classic 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' -- hear it here

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Question: What does a 17-year-old craving a different kind of buzz do for a giant movie franchise about post-apocalyptic teens fighting for their lives?

Answer: Sing a song that’s older than them all! In the latest roll-out from the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Lorde takes on Tears for Fears’ 1985 chart topper “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

Listen to her clanging, atmospheric, and veryverydramatic take here: READ FULL STORY

Hear a clip of the Lumineers' 'Hunger Games' track 'Gale Song' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Can suspenders be used as a weapon? Leave it to the resourceful kids of The Hunger Games to try: The upcoming Catching Fire soundtrack will feature a brand-new contribution from ho-heyin’ Denver folk trio the Lumineers, and you can hear a clip of it exclusively here.

The new number is titled “Gale Song,” and after many hours of exhaustive research, we’ve concluded that it probably has something to do with the character in the movie named Gale. (Or very strong winds?)

Give the song a 90-second listen below:

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'Catching Fire' soundtrack tracklisting released: Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Lumineers, Lorde, and more

Not too long ago, the most coveted soundtrack slot was for a series of movies about a sullen teenage girl who really wanted to marry a boring vampire. But artists both indie and mainstream are now clamoring for spots attached to the new cool YA franchise (with a way more badass girl at the helm).

Catching Fire, the latest film in The Hunger Games series, has already seen its soundtrack album set in motion with a lead single, Coldplay’s “Atlas,” and now the full tracklisting has been revealed — including new songs from the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Lorde, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, and Ellie Goulding.

Also on the roster? Former genie in a bottle and current Voice coach Christina Aguilera, who announced via Twitter that she has recorded a brand new song called “We Remain” specifically for Catching Fire:

“Love the underlying message of the Hunger Games,” she wrote. “‘We Remain’ is special new song, its message to my fans & how I connect w/ the movie, alike.”

Find the full tracklisting after the jump:

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Coldplay debut 'Hunger Games' song 'Atlas' via elaborate lyric video: Watch it here

Three things the internet is definitely not tired of yet — Coldplay, The Hunger Games, and high-production lyric videos — have all converged in the form of “Atlas,” the band’s new song written specifically for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The just-released visual is an intense affair set on an astral plane, full of all sorts of Olympian imagery designed to get you excited for Katniss’ return to the big screen this November. Will it work? Find out now:

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New Coldplay song to be featured in 'Catching Fire'

The first Hunger Games soundtrack snagged Grammy-nominated contributions from some of music’s heaviest hitters — including Arcade Fire, Neko Case, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift.

Now it’s looking like the sequel may be just as big: Coldplay announced today that they’ll be debuting a new song on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song is called “Atlas.” Here’s a page with its scribbled lyrics, courtesy of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin:

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Birdy's 'Just a Game' video from 'The Hunger Games': Watch here - EXCLUSIVE

Perhaps you’ve heard of that little cinematic endeavor, The Hunger Games, and its accompanying soundtrack featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi, and Civil Wars?

This week The Hunger Games arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray with all kinds of extras, including a never-before-seen music video for precocious U.K. songstress Birdy‘s contribution to the soundtrack, “Just a Game.”

Check out its exclusive online premiere below.

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Album sales: 'Hunger Games' becomes first soundtrack since 'Michael Jackson' to top chart

When an album reaches the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week, there’s only One Direction it can go.

After making history as the first artists to have their debut album bow at No.1, the British boy band One Direction ceded the top spot this week to the star-packed Hunger Games soundtrack.

Dubbed as a “companion” to the Jennifer Lawrence-led cinematic juggernaut (most of the songs don’t actually appear in the film), the album sold a whopping 175,000 copies, becoming the first theatrical soundtrack to debut atop the chart since Michael Jackson’s This Is It back in 2009.

Of course, the Hunger Games soundtrack was certainly bolstered by its enviable roster of artists, which includes Taylor Swift, the Arcade Fire, and Maroon 5 — just to name a few. The movie itself grossed $155 million in its first weekend.

So how steeply did One Direction’s Up All Night fall? The album clocked in at No. 4 with 55,000 units moved (a 69 percent drop from last week’s 175,000) — bested by, yep, Adele’s 21 (No. 2, with 130,000) and the Shins’ Port of Morrow (which debuted at No. 3, with 75,000).

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Download the 'Hunger Games' trailer's ominous score 'Deep Shadow' for free -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you want to remember what it felt like the first time you saw the trailer for The Hunger Games, or just pretend you’re a tribute during a workout, this might help: “Deep Shadow,” the instrumental track used in the preview, is now available to download for free on SoundCloud.

It’s composed by T.T.L. (ThroughTheLens), a duo made up of Italian musician Tying Tiffany and her producer, Lorenzo Montanà. They’re currently working on an EP for label ZerOKilled Music, which was founded by an Italian musician, Costanza Francavilla, who began playing their tracks for film and TV music supervisors before they even officially became a duo.

Preview “Deep Shadow” below.  READ FULL STORY

Two new 'Hunger Games' tracks leak -- LISTEN

Though The Hunger Games soundtrack won’t officially hit stores until Tuesday (you can find our lead review in the new issue of EW out this Friday), two new tracks from have leaked.

Taylor Swift’s “Eyes Open” counters the ethereal sound of her Civil Wars’ collab “Safe & Sound,” expressing the fiery side of Katniss with lyrics like “Everybody’s waiting for you to break down.”

Meanwhile, Kid Cudi’s “The Ruler and the Killer” is an appropriately grimy-gothic mood piece with a pounding, arena-ready beat. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

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