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Congratulations to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who welcomed their third child into the world this week. Taking to her website this morning, Kim announced the arrival of the couple’s new daughter, who was born via surrogate. The baby girl was born on Monday, January 15, at 12:47 am, weighing 7 lbs and 6 oz. The baby’s name has yet to be revealed. This is Kim and Kanye’s third child together, joining four-year-old North and two-year-old Saint.

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The Migos have been teasing their CULTURE II album over the past year. Serving as a follow-up to their platinum-selling CULTURE LP in 2017, the project now has a release date. The Atlanta group took to social media on Monday night (Jan. 15) to announce CULTURE II will drop on January 26. Releasing exactly one-year after their previous album, the sequel is lead by the single “Motor Sport” featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

The news comes moments after the group appeared on TNT’s Thursday night NBA coverage of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors game. During the interview, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff discussed their relationship with Finish Line and LeBron James, their basketball skills, and partnering with the NBA with their “Stir Fry” track.

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Towkio has slowly been working on his long-awaited debut album WWW., first announced last year. Mentored by the legendary Rick Rubin, the Save Money artist’s upcoming project was recorded entirely at Rubin’s popular Shangri La studios. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the Chicago-native announced WWW. will drop on February 16 via American Recordings/Republic. Along with the news, Towkio unveiled the album cover and 13-song track list that features appearances by Vic Mensa, Njomza, Teddy Jackson and Grace Weber.

Towkio also drops his new single and music video for the song “Symphony,” with Jackson. Watch the VEVO premiere of “Symphony” below and check out the full album track list.

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Having already been announced as a headlining act at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball, Eminem is also leading the bill at this year’s Firefly Music Festival. Marshall Mathers shares headlining duties at the annual Delaware festival with Kendrick Lamar, The Killers and The Arctic Monkeys. The lineup also includes Lil Wayne, SZA, Logic, Warren G, Trippie Redd, Westside Gunn and Conway.

2018 Firefly Music Festival takes place in Dover, Delaware between June 14 and 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 12) at 10am EST.

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards are a little over two weeks away. The star power for music’s biggest night continues to grow as more performers have been announced. Fresh off their “Finesse” remix, Bruno Mars and Cardi B will perform their funky collaboration at the 2018 GRAMMYs. The two nominees are a part of a lineup that also includes SZA, Kesha, Alessia Cara, Khalid, Logic, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Earlier this month, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino and Little Big Town were announced as performers.

Hosted by James Corden, the 2018 GRAMMYs take place live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden on January 28 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. Check out the full nominees by clicking here.

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Shortly after announcing his new album Man of the Woods, lead by the Timbaland and Danja-produced “Filthy,” Justin Timberlake has revealed plans to hit the road. The aptly titled Man of the Woods Tour will take Timberlake across North America this Spring, kicking off in Toronto on March 13 before wrapping up in his hometown of Memphis on May 30. He’ll also make stops in cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston.

Those tempted into buying tickets (which you can do right here) will be treated to an outdoors experience inside an arena. “The outdoors was the inspiration for a lot of these songs. The tour will be able to bring the outside in,” Justin says in the trailer below. “I want people to see the inspiration for how it ended up sounding.”

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After debuting his new single and music video “Filthy,” Justin Timberlake reveals the track list for his forthcoming Man of the Woods LP. Taking to social media on Friday morning (Jan. 5), the pop singer posted the handwritten 16 titles, lead by the aforementioned Timbaland and Danja-produced jam. “Midnight Summer Jam,” “Morning Light,” “Montana” and “Livin’ Off the Land” are some of the song titles that make up the album, available everywhere on Feb. 2.

Timberlake also appears to confirm recent rumors, that Alicia Keys and country singer Chris Stapleton will appear as features. On the track list, Justin has the initials “A.K” and “C.S.” next to the songs “Morning Light” and “Say Something.” Man of the Woods can be pre-ordered on iTunes now.

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Jimmy Iovine is reportedly moving on from Apple Music. The former Interscope CEO and current top executive at Apple Music, is departing the streaming giant in August. Along with co-owner Dr. Dre, Iovine sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion in 2014, joining the tech company shortly after. The 64-year-old’s rumored departure from Apple Music coincides with his stock options in the company fully vesting, sources tell Billboard.

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After revealing the nominees at the back end of November, this morning the Recording Academy announced the first round of performers at the 2018 GRAMMYs. Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Pink and Little Big Town are among the acts we can expect to see gracing the GRAMMYs stage later this month.

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2017 was the year rap officially surpassed rock as the most popular music genre in the U.S., and BuzzAngle Music’s newly-published year-end report only further cements hip-hop’s dominance.

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