Ariana Grande f/The Weeknd "Love Me Harder" (Republic) August Alsina f/Nicki Minaj "No Love" (Def Jam) FERGIE "L.A.LOVE (la la)" (Interscope)
Monisha "Mo" Mann has been promoted to Nights (6p-10p) on American General Media (AGM) Rhythmic CHR KISV (HOT 94.1)/Bakersfield. She will relocate (down the hallway) from Middays at KKXX (HITS 93.1). Mann joined HITS 93.1 in July of 2012 from KSEQ (Q 97) in Visalia/Fresno, CA and has consistently been a ratings leader. "Mo has done a excellent job on HITS 93.1 from day one and when it came time to find a replacement for nights on Hot she was the perfect fit due to her great passion for the music, artists and format!" said J. Reed, Program Director, KISV & KKXX. Mann commented, "I am beyond excited to make HOT 94.1 my new home and honored to be the first female ever on the night show. While I loved being on the air at HITS, my real passion lies within the Rhythmic format. I would like to thank my PD J Reed for having the confidence in me to work at the #1 station in Bakersfield!!" Robert Lewis, Director of Operations & Programming for AGM/Bakersfield added,"We searched high and low for the best talent in the country and when it came down to creating the short list of candidates, it was more and more apparent that the best person for HOT 94.1 was down the hall on HITS 93.1!"
Monisha’s first night on HOT 94.1 will be on October 1.
CJ Miller is named APD/night host at CHR/Rhythmic KEZE/Spokane. Miller is inbound from CHR KQMV/Seattle where he was doing weekends.
Jessica Martinez returns to CHR/Rhythmic WOCQ/Ocean City-Salisbury for morning co-host duties. Martinez will team with PD Bill Baker for the aptly titled Bill Baker & Jessica In The Morning show.
T.I. will unleash his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, on October 21. Beginning today, fans can pre-order the new album on iTunes. All those who pre-order Paperwork will receive the album's kickoff hit singles, "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea) and "About The Money" (featuring Young Thug), as instant grat tracks. The album track "New National Anthem" featuring Skylar Grey is also available to download for pre-ordering fans. On October 7, another special instant grat will be offered: the title track "Paperwork" featuring Pharrell Williams. Paperwork was executive produced by Pharrell, and the 15 songs include multiple collaborations and guest appearances. A Deluxe Edition of Paperwork will be offered with three bonus tracks.
It looks like Kanye West has completed the follow up to Yeezus. The rapper reportedly previewed the entire album during a party at Paris Fashion Week. According to a post on Instagram from fellow rapper Theophilus London, Kanye played "his new album three times in a dark room of 20 people last night." In a subsequent Tweet, London said he appears on Kanye's new album, including the first single. He also said Kanye is constantly tinkering with the album and it has "changed a million times." In a July interview with GQ, Yeezy had said his seventh opus would likely arrive in the fall.
Birdman, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan are teaming up for The Lifestyle Tour, which will kick off November 1 in Shreveport, LA. Speaking about the trek, Birdman stated: "I became friends with Thug first, and he introduced me to Quan. I saw talent in them, and I wanted to see them reach the next level. I saw that they weren't just rappers, they are artists with the potential to be musicians—like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj. I recognized that type of spirit in them from day one. I saw something I'd seen 20 years ago when I first started this. While we recorded [the song] "Lifestyle," I made a plan. I knew that it'd catch everybody off guard for me to feature these two young men who are rising in the game on the first single from the new Rich Gang album, and do a tour."
Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa in a Los Angeles court, citing irreconcilable differences, according to documents obtained by Access Hollywood. The model and singer is seeking legal and physical custody of the couple's son, 19-month-old Sebastian Taylor Thomaz. Rose and Khalifa got engaged in March of 2012 and married on July 8, 2013. Rose also used Twitter to insinuate that the problem was infidelity. "Please stop with the fake stories, I would never ever ever cheat on my husband in a million years I think u guys know this," she Tweeted today (9/25), adding, "Unfortunately my now ex husband can't say the same. I'm devastated and crushed but my main focus is Sebastian. Thank u for all the support in this difficult time."
On Tuesday, Prince is releasing the solo album Art Official Age as well as a collaborative album with 3rdEyeGirl called Plectrumelectrum. To celebrate, the Purple One has planned a release party at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, which will livestream via the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo. The event, which will feature his 3rdEyeGirl group as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the studio, will kick off on September 30 at 9:30 p.m. central time. It will be streaming on Yahoo! Screen Live and on the Yahoo! Screen app.