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10/21
Maroon 5 f/J.Cole "Animals" (Remix) (222/Interscope) Click Hear for audio sample of Maroon5FeatJCole-Animals
Nick Jonas "Jealous" (Island/Republic) Click Hear for audio sample of NickJonas-Jealous
Mark Adams
iHeartMedia San Francisco announced today that Mark Adams has been named Program Director KYLD (WiLD 94.9) and KIOI (Star 101.3). 
     Adams will join the San Francisco team from iHeartMedia Portland, where he most recently served as Vice President of Programming.  Prior to joining iHeartMedia he was Vice President of Music Programming at CBS Radio in Houston. Adam's industry experience also includes previous roles in the San Francisco, Milwaukee and Fresno markets.
     "I'm thrilled to have Mark return to the Bay area and lead these two legendary stations," said Don Parker, VP/Programming, iHeartMedia San Francisco.  "His track record speaks for itself and his prior experience programming in San Francisco makes him the ideal candidate to take the reins of Star and WiLD."
     "Mark has done a great job increasing our Portland audience in a very short time and has earned this opportunity in San Francisco," said Brad Hardin, EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia. "I have no doubt he will do the same for KIOI and KYLD."
     "Iím both excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity. WiLD 94.9 and Star 101 are both legendary radio stations featuring great talent on the air and behind the scenes. Itís an honor to become part of both stations and help write the next chapter," said Adams. "Itís been my long term goal to return to the Bay area and I would like to thank Don Parker, Katie Wilcox, Brad Hardin, as well as Hartley Adkins for their support. Iím looking forward to joining the iHeartMedia San Francisco team and getting to work with both WiLD and Star."
iHeartMedia Portland has begun a nationwide search for a Vice President of Programming.

Iggy Azalea has revealed the artwork for her new single "Beg For It," which will land at radio on Saturday, October 25 at 6 a.m., according to Idolator. Iggy will perform the song that night on Saturday Night Live. The track features Danish singer-songwriter . "Beg For It" appears on the upcoming deluxe re-issue of her album, titled The New Classic: Reclassified.

Snoop Dogg is working with his old pal Pharrell Williams on a new album, reports Billboard. Snoop's next album will be released via Pharrell's I Am Other imprint and Columbia Records. Pharrell is producing the entire album, which will feature cameos from Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson. There is no release date yet for the Doggfather's next album.

On the heels of his single "Fireball" featuring John Ryan, Pitbull announces that his new album, Globalization, will be released on November 24 via RCA Records / Mr. 305 / Polo Grounds. Globalization will include guest spots from Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, Bebe Rexha, Claudia Leitte, G.R.L., Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Sermstyle, Lifted, Kinetics, Wallpaper, and more.
     The album also includes the track "Celebrate (from Penguins of Madagascar)" that will be featured in the animated movie Penguins of Madagascar, which is due in theaters on November 26. Globalization also features previously-released hit singles "Wild Wild Love" featuring G.R.L. and the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, "We Are One (Ole Ola)" featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.      A complete track listing will be announced shortly.
     Pitbull is currently touring North America on a co-headlining trek with Enrique Iglesias. The tour is scheduled to run through October 28 in Orlando.

Gwen Stefani has released a new solo single called "Baby Don't Lie," and the singer will offer a sneak peek at the video on tonight's episode of The Voice. The full video for Gwen's first solo effort in eight years will be online starting Tuesday at noon EST. She also is doing a Twitter Q&A tonight at 10 p.m. EST, and fans can tweet questions to her using hashtag #BabyDontLie.

Prince will return to Saturday Night Live next month, as the musical guest on November 1. Chris Rock hosts the show. It will be Prince's third overall appearance on SNL, having appeared in 1981 and 2006.

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