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DJ Mustard f/Jeremih & Nicki Minaj "Don't Hurt Me" (Def Jam) Click Hear for audio sample of DJMustardNickiMinajJeremih-DontHurtMe
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iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, taking place on September 23 and 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This year, the lineup will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include performances from this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Los 5.
      For the sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature one-of-a-kind collaborations and surprise performances. The star-studded weekend will begin on the evening of Friday, September 23 with host Ryan Seacrest.
      The Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 24 with performances by Sam Hunt, Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Hailee Steinfeld, Good Charlotte, Jeremih, Lissie, Cold War Kids, Daya, Cage The Elephant, The Chainsmokers, Bryson Tiller and DNCE. In addition to live performances from today's emerging artists, The Village will also feature fan zones and specially curated interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners.
      iHeartMedia and the Global Citizen Festival will once again partner to harness the power of music to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030. For the fifth consecutive year, iHeartMedia is the official radio and digital streaming partner of the Global Citizen Festival – a free ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.
      This year both the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Global Citizens Festival take place on the same weekend, allowing for live music performances and messaging to be shared between the two stages in New York City and Las Vegas.
      "After five years of producing some of the best lineups to ever take the stage, we're excited to unveil one of the strongest iHeartRadio Music Festival rosters to date," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming at iHeartMedia. "This year's show is a complete cross section of the best artists from every genre of music. The weekend will be a true representation of the diveristy of our iHeartRadio stations across the country as well as the music you find on the iHeartRadio app."
      Each night, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across 150 markets. The CW Network will also exclusively livestream both nights of the festival via CWTV.com and The CW App, and then broadcast a two-night television special on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 from 8 p.m – 10 p.m. EST/PST.
      "When we first launched the Festival six years ago people wondered how such a diverse line up of artists would play together on the same stage," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. "The fan reaction was immediate, and overnight the Festival became known as the year's ultimate celebration of the best in all genres of music."

Drake's hit album Views continues to dominate this summer's Billboard 200 chart, as it comes in at #1 for the 11th non-consecutive week. According to Billboard, Views has spent the most weeks at #1 since Taylor Swift's 1989 achieved the same feat in early 2015. Views earned another 89,000 equivalent album units, mostly due to its success on streaming services.
      The highest debut of the week comes from Christian rock band NeedToBreathe with HardLove at #2. It was the overall best-selling album of the week with 46,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music.
      Blurryface from Twenty One Pilots is at #4, with Anti by Rihanna at #5. The Broadway cast recording of Hamilton lands at #5 with the hip hop compilation Epic AF at #6. Adele charts at #7 with Beyoncé at #8. The only other top 10 debut this week is from the long-running Kidz Bop series, as the 32nd volume arrives at #9. The top 10 is rounded out by Schoolboy Q's Blank Face LP.

Details have been revealed about Rihanna's role in next year's sci-fi film Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets. Speaking at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, director Luc Besson said the Pop star plays an alien dancer who works at a nightclub. Besson praised her acting on Twitter, saying "I chose her as an actress not as a singer and I was surprised with what a gifted actress she is!"

Iggy Azalea
announced on Instagram that her production company Azalea Street has inked a deal with NBCUniversal to create content for the network. Azalea wrote, "So guys, I'm an Executive Producer for at least a few years to come! Hopefully many! Lots of scripted series in the works! Lots of interesting ideas! I've been working on this for a long time now and can't wait to share more info with you soon."

Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of Adam Sandler's next Netflix movie, titled Sandy Wexler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson plays a singer who is managed by Sandler's titular charter. The movie is expected out in 2017 via the streaming video service.


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