MUSIC NEWS: @MADONNA RETURNS TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS AROUND THE WORLD WITH SURPRISE RELEASE OF SIX SONGS FROM HER UPCOMING REBEL HEART ALBUM

Madonna is currently #1 in 36 countries around the world with the release of six songs from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart.  In virtually every country the songs were released, they held six of the ten slots on the Top 10 iTunes chart. In seven of those countries, she had multiple No. 1's. The single Living for Love is currently No. 1 in 20 countries.  The six songs - Living For Love, Devil Pray, Ghosttown, Unapologetic Bitch, Illuminati and Bitch I'm Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj) - are available.

The news of the surprise drop came when Madonna posted a link late last night on Instagram announcing the release of the six songs as, "an early Christmas gift" to those that preordered the album.  Fans immediately went to iTunes and drove the songs to #1 around the globe.   Instantaneously Rebel Heart exploded on social media with the album topping the Billboard Trending 140 Chart.  On Facebook #Madonna was the No. 1 trending topic and continues to trend there.  Additionally, #Madonna and #RebelHeart have been trending on Twitter in the US all day.

Rebel Heart will be released in March 2015 on Interscope Records.   Producers include Madonna, Diplo (Living For Love, Bitch I'm Madonna, Unapologetic Bitch), Kanye West (Illuminati), Billboard (Ghosttown), DJ Dahi and Blood Diamonds (Devil Pray). The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and New York.

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MUSIC NEWS: PRE-ORDER, TRACKLISTING AND MORE REVEALED FOR NEW KID ROCK ALBUM "FIRST KISS"

As its release date draws closer, we are happy to share more details on Kid Rock's new album "First Kiss," due on Top Dog / Warner Bros. Records. The pre-order for the album will start today, December 18th, at all participating retailers and at KidRock.com. The Official Music Store on KidRock.com features exclusive album bundles and all purchasers of "First Kiss" (the album) will be eligible for pre-sale ticket access (after fanclub members) to the 2015 US headlining tour (details forthcoming). Fans who pre-order the album will get the first single "First Kiss" delivered starting January 6th, when a new music video premieres and the song debuts at radio. Also starting this week with "First Kiss," Kid Rock will be sharing the lyrics to a new song from the album every Monday on www.KidRock.com.
 
On New Year's Eve, Kid Rock fans are encouraged to share a photo of their first kiss of the new year by posting it to Twitter or Instagram using #KidRockFirstKiss. The best shots will be handpicked to be part of a short video featuring a sneak preview of "First Kiss" on Monday, January 5. All photos will be on display at kidrock.com/firstkiss
 
beginning on January 1 as long as new ones keep coming in.
 
The tracklisting for First Kiss is as follows:
 
1. First Kiss
2. Good Times, Cheap Wine
3. Johnny Cash
4. Ain't Enough Whiskey
5. Drinking Beer With Dad
6. Good Time Lookin' for Me
7. Best of Me
8. One More Song
9. Jesus and Bocephus
 
Explicit Bonus Track: 10. FOAD
Clean Bonus Track: 10. Say Goodbye
 
More information on future touring, promotional activities and gimmicks will be revealed shortly.
 
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MUSIC NEWS: @KMICHELLE ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART? DEBUTS AT #1 ON ITUNES R&B/SOUL ALBUM CHART

Coming off the smash season finale of her hit VH1 show "K. Michelle: My Life," singer/songwriter K. Michelle debuts at the #1 spot on the iTunes' Top R&B/Soul Album chart, #2 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart with her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?. The album, released last week on December 9th, debuted #6 on the Billboard Top 200, making this the top debut of 2014 for afemale R&B artist.
 
Following the release of singles "Maybe I Should Call," "Love 'Em All," and "Something About The Night," the album garnered countless reviews across the country.Billboard named the album one of 2014's Best R&B records, while Complexproclaimed, "K. Michelle is leaps and bounds ahead of many of her peers." In regards to the standout track "Drake Would Love Me,"USA Today said the record is a "anthemic big-stadium R&B ballad" and the New York Times stated that the song is "great clickbait soul."
 
During the week of release for Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, K. Michelle gave a striking performance on "Wendy Williams" along with an interview with Wendy regarding the album and her relationships. Additionally, K. Michelle sold out the Apollo Theater for her first headline show at the storied venue, performing tracks off the new album and fan favorites fromRebellious Soul. As she continues her album tour, K. Michelle will touch down in Dallas, New York City, Charleston, Charlotte and St. Louis before the holidays.
 
On top of releasing her second solo album in just a year's time, K. Michelle's show "K. Michelle: My Life" just wrapped an impressive first season on VH1. Airing on Mondays at 9PM EST, during the highly competitive Monday night primetime television timeframe, the show has pulled in as many as 2.2 million viewers, with a stronghold of the key 18-49 demographic. View previous episodes of the show here:http://www.vh1.com/shows/kmichelle-my-life/
 
Known to millions as a cast member on the hit VH1 series, "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," K. Michelle earned acclaim for this summer's full-length "hip-hopera," "K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical." The VH1 film – directed by Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) – includes explosive, theatrical, and deeply moving renditions of such hit singles as "V.S.O.P.," "Damn," and "Can't Raise A Man" alongside other "REBELLIOUS SOUL" favorites. Atlantic's "K. MICHELLE: REBELLIOUS SOUL – THE MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK" is available now at all leading DSPs. For clips, videos, and additional information, please log on towww.vh1.com/shows/kmichelle-rebellious-soul-musical.
 
"REBELLIOUS SOUL" made a stunning #1 debut atop Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart upon its release earlier last summer. Furthermore, the album entered the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2 – the highest debut on the main chart for a female R&B singer's first album since March 2001. In addition to its massive popular success, "REBELLIOUS SOUL" has also received widespread critical applause, with theNew York Times hailing it as a "milestone…it has the confidence of survival."Vibe praised Michelle's "triumphant vocals," singling out "V.S.O.P." as "energetic and infectious… (the album's) shining star." "REBELLIOUS SOUL" further proved an international sensation, with the UK'sThe Guardian awarding it four-out-of-five stars, calling it "dramatic and raw… the emergence of a vital voice."
 
K. Michelle was also among 2013's most honored artists, including such prestigious prizes as Soul Train Awards' "Best New Artist" and the NAACP Image Awards' "Outstanding New Artist." An electrifying and charismatic live performer, K. spent much of the past year on the road, highlighted by "BET Music Matters Presents The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle," presented by BET's "Music Matters," the network's influential campaign highlighting the next generation of superstars. In addition, the gifted R&B star accompanied Robin Thicke as special guest on 2014's blockbuster "Blurred Lines Tour."
 
Purchase Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? - http://smarturl.it/AWBAH
 
 
 
 
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