Quick Hits: Drake, Beyoncé, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Rock The Bells, The Rolling Stones
May 15, 2013


Drake (Photo: Jim Rinaldi)
Drake should clear some space on his mantle, because the rapper is nominated for 12 trophies at the 2013 BET Awards, it was announced on Tuesday at a Los Angeles press conference. Drizzy has five separate nominations in the Video of the Year category alone for "Started From the Bottom," "HYFR" and his contributions to 2 Chainz's "No Lie," A$AP Rocky's "F---in' Problems" and Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice." Meanwhile, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar earned eight nods each, A$AP Rocky and Jay-Z each have five, and Justin Timberlake and Miguel earned four. Chris Tucker will host the show when it airs live on June 30.

A day after postponing a show in Antwerp, Belgium, due to dehydration and exhaustion, Beyoncé posted a handwritten note to fans on her Facebook page in order to apologize. "To my dearest fans in Antwerp, I've never postponed a show in my life. It was very hard for me," reads the note. "I promise I will make it up very soon. I'm sorry if I disappointed you. Thank you for your concern. I'm feeling much better now and I'm ready to give you a great show." The singer has a second Antwerp show scheduled for tonight (Wednesday), although according to MTV News, it remains to be seen whether she is well enough to perform.

After already announcing a 20th anniversary tour, the Backstreet Boys also have revealed that their new album, In A World Like This, is due on July 30. The title track is the first single and it will be available everywhere starting June 25. Additionally, Backstreet Boys will be giving away a free download of the song "Permanent Stain" with the purchase of tickets to the upcoming tour. The trek runs from August 2 in Chicago to September 8 in San Francisco.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has struck a multi-territory deal for the Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold, starring Justin Timberlake as the Casablanca Records founder. The film is set to start shooting early next year, according to the Hollywood Reporter, although a director hasn't yet been announced. RCA Records will also partner on the project and will release the soundtrack. Spinning Gold is described as a rags-to-riches story chronicling the life of a poor kid from Brooklyn who went on to launch the careers of many Disco and Pop artists, including Curtis Mayfield, KISS, Gladys Knight, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People.

Several late rappers will be appearing in the form of holograms at this summer's annual Rock The Bells tour. The 10th anniversary edition of the festival will give fans the chance to experience what it was like to see late Wu-Tang Clan MC Ol' Dirty Bastard and late N.W.A. member Eazy-E, along with real-life performances from the rest of Wu-Tang, Kid Cudi, Common, Tyler, the Creator and Rakim. Other artists in the lineup will include Big Krit, Dilated Peoples, E-40 and Too Short, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies, Hit-Boy, Juicy J, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Tech N9ne and more. The shows will take place at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA on September 7-8, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on September 14-15, Festival Grounds @ RFK in Washington, D.C., on September 28-29 and Meadowlands Racetrack in Rutherford, NJ, on October 4-5.

The Rolling Stones will offer Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Hot Rocks 1964-1971 on clear vinyl in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary and 50 and Counting tour. The remastered reissues – the first in a planned ABKCO series called The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic – showcase the artistic heights the band reached in the late '60s and early '70s. These three initial releases are due on May 28.




 
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