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David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff

Republic Records has promoted David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to Senior Vice President of Rhythm Crossover Promotion, effective immediately — as announced today by Executive Vice President, Promotion Gary Spangler and President of Republic Group Charlie Walk.
      As Vice President of Rhythm Crossover Promotion since 2014, Davey proved indispensable to the label's success at the format. The Weeknd would become 2015's "#1 Artist at Rhythm" as "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills" both took #1. Meanwhile, Post Malone went #1 on his debut single "White Iverson."  In addition to continuing campaigns for the aforementioned artists, he's spearheading Drake for Cash Money Records and Mike Posner under the label's strategic partnership with Island Records and Belly via the partnership with Roc Nation.
      "Davey is the true modern day architect of Rhythm Crossover Promotion," comments Walk. "His in-depth understanding of the music and how it breaks allows our artists to overachieve in this space."
      "Rhythm is a specialized music and lifestyle format. There's nobody that embodies the format and has the respect of his peers more than Davey. He has dominated with #1 market share year after year. This promotion is well-deserved" adds Spangler.
      "Monte, Avery, Charlie, and Gary exhibit such incredible passion for music," says Davey. "That carries over to how they execute. They always come up with innovative plans and look at the big picture. I've learned so much from being around these gentlemen. It's almost like they can see the future when it comes to hot records. It's an honor for me to be a part of that process, introducing and establishing artists at Rhythm Radio."
      Davey Dee began his career at Arista Records in 1991. In 1996, he joined Motown Records. 2000 saw him join the team at London-Sire Records for two years before returning to Motown in 2006. 2011 saw him join Republic Records as National Director of Rhythm Crossover Promotion upped to Vice President of Rhythm Crossover Promotion in 2014.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were handed out Sunday night on ABC, with The Weeknd coming out on top. The Canadian R&B star won eight awards throughout the evening, including Top Hot 100 Artist. Adele won five times, including the Top Artist award and Top Billboard 200 Album. She also debuted the music video for her new single "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."
      Other notable winners included Justin Bieber (Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist), Rihanna (the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award) and twenty one pilots (Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album).
      However, the evening centered around its all-star lineup of performers. The show began with Britney Spears performing a medley of her hits. Madonna paid tribute to Prince with a version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which segued into Stevie Wonder appearing to duet on "Purple Rain." The Weeknd also dedicated his Top Hot 100 Artist win to the late music icon.
      Celine Dion was honored with the Icon Award and sang a cover of Queen's "The Show Must Go On," dedicated to her late husband René Angélil, who passed away in January.
      And after a week of controversy over if she would be allowed to perform or not, Kesha sang a sparse, soulful cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," accompanied by her friend Ben Folds on piano.
      Some of the other performances throughout the night included a fiery, high-wire act from P!nk, appearances from both Nick Jonas as well as Joe Jonas' band DNCE and a powerhouse vocal from Rihanna on her tune "Love on the Brain."

Views from Drake remains atop the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, though four new releases debut in the top 10. Views earned 239,000 more equivalent album units, 83,000 were in traditional album sales. At #2 is Beyoncé with Lemonade with 128,000 units for the week, 92,000 copies were in sales.
      The first debut of the week comes from Meghan Trainor, whose sophomore release Thank You arrives at #3 with 107,000 units, of which 84,000 were album sales. Chance the Rapper's new release Coloring Book makes Billboard 200 history at #8 as the first album to chart entirely based on streaming. Coloring Book is currently an Apple Music exclusive and generated 57.3 million streams according to Nielsen. It will become available to all streaming services after May 27, but there has not been any announcement of Coloring Book being available for purchase yet.

Just days before the massive Bad Boy Reunion show took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Sean "Diddy" Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, announced that he will take the Bad Boy Family Reunion on the road. Artists such as Lil' Kim, Mase, French Montana, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas and The Lox will come together for the experience, marking the first time they've ever gone on tour as a group. The North American trek kicks off on August 25 in Columbus, OH and runs through October 8 in Oakland. All tickets go on sale Friday, May 20.
      "This isn't just a concert — this is a moment in hip-hop and R&B history," Puff Daddy said in a statement. "The family and I are so excited to welcome fans into this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!"

Fifth Harmony will kick off their 7/27 Tour. The group's new album is titled 7/27, though it will be out next Friday, May 27. The trek begins in Manchester, NH on July 27, naturally, and runs through the summer up to September 17 in Las Vegas.

Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has passed away at the age of 52. Berry was an original member of the group, playing guitar in the earliest incarnation of the Beasties and was credited with coming up with their name. According to Rolling Stone, Berry was suffering from frontal lobe dementia.

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