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:: Another day, even more Young Money/Cash Money drama. The latest addition to the saga is frontman Lil Wayne wanting to release Drake and Nicki Minaj off Cash Money Records. Weezy is reportedly planning to sue Birdman for $8 million, and is asking for the Young Money artists to be kept under his control. Truthfully, it won’t be a bad move as they are the two biggest stars on the roster who don’t need to rely on Birdman’s name. But it’s all about loyalty…right? [Rap-Up]
:: This year’s list of Top 500 Influential Brits include some of your favorite artists: One Direction, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Blur and more! The list aims to “shine a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age.” [Billboard]
:: John Legend is the latest performer addition for the 87th annual Academy Awards! The singer announced the news on Twitter yesterday (January 27), stating he’ll share the stage with Common. The two join Rita Ora and Adam Levine on the roster.
:: Speaking of Adam Levine, The Voice coach will perform alongside Maroon 5 band members at the first Swim Special for Victoria’s Secret. This comes as no surprise, as wife Behati Prinsloo is a model for the lingerie brand. Look out for the show when it airs on February 26 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. [Celebuzz]
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