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Drake is at #1 on the Billboard 200 for the 12th week with his hit album Views. The Toronto rapper now has the most weeks at #1 since the Frozen soundtrack spent 13 weeks atop the chart in 2014. According to Nielsen Music, Views earned another 85,000 equivalent album units during the week.
     Rapper Gucci Mane had the highest debut of the week, with his new album Everybody Looking at #2 with 68,000 units (43,000 in traditional album sales). It is his first new album since 2011's The Return of Mr. Zone 6.
     Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots comes in at #3, with Rihanna's Anti at #4 and the Epic AF compilation at #5. Sia returns to the top ten with her latest album This Is Acting. Powered by the hit single "Cheap Thrills," This Is Acting climbs to #6, its highest spot since the album's release back in February.
The rest of this week's top ten is rounded out by Adele (#7), the cast recording of Hamilton (#8), Beyoncé (#9) and Meghan Trainor (#10).

MTV has announced the nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé earning a career-best 11 nominations for videos from her album Lemonade. Adele earning eight nominations, including seven for the video for her hit "Hello."
     "Hello," Beyoncé’s "Formation," Drake’s "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" and Kanye West’s "Famous" are all up for Video of the Year.
     Drake was nominated six times, followed by Ariana Grande with five nods and Rihanna with four. The late David Bowie was also nominated four times, for his "Lazarus" and "Blackstar" videos.
     The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Starting today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com. The complete list for nominees can be found at vma.mtv.com as well. Nominees for Best Song of Summer, which will be determined via social media, will be announced soon.

The lineup for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival has been announced, with Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Metallica topping the bill. Selena Gomez and Major Lazer are also headlining the event, set for September 24 at the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park.
     Special appearances from Chris Martin (who is a curator of the festival), Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandel and Yusuf / Cat Stevens are also announced. The festival will be hosted by Chelsea Handler, Deborra-lee & Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek Pinault and Seth Meyers.
     The fifth annual concert's goal is advocating for quality education for children around the world. To earn tickets to the concert, fans must enter via www.globalcitizenfestival.com via a variety of methods. Using a variety of methods, including social media, potential concertgoers must earn at least 30 "points" by signing petitions and contacting government officials to enter into a drawing for tickets.
     The concert will be simulcast through MSNBC, MSNBC.com, YouTube and iHeartRadio via iHeartRadio.com and its app.

Prince's family has set a date for an official tribute concert to the life of the late music icon. A statement released on Thursday announced the concert will be held at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on October 13. Tickets and more details are expected in August. In related news, a Minnesota judge has ruled out more members of Prince's extended family as potential heirs to his fortune. At least six people are still considered his potential heirs, as well as two other individuals whose status have not been determined, according to USA Today.

Mac Miller will release a new album, titled The Divine Feminine, on September 16. His new single "Dang!" features Anderson.Paak and debuted online today. Billboard reports that Kendrick Lamar and Cee-Lo Green are among the artists expected to make cameos on The Divine Feminine.

JoJo will release Mad Love, her first new full-length album in a decade, on October 14 via Atlantic Records. Her new single "F*** Apologies" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) will officially impact radio in August. JoJo is currently on the road opening for Fifth Harmony on their 7/27 Tour.

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