<p>Elton John - 'The Diving Board'</p>

Elton John - 'The Diving Board'

Album Review: Elton John's 'The Diving Board' proves the perfect platform

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Superstar's 30th studio album takes a cinematic look at America

Improbable as it may sound, 30 albums in, Elton John has made the most piano-focused album of his legendary career.

On “The Diving Board,” John’s first solo album in seven years, out today, John’s piano playing is center stage in a way he’s never presented so fully on record. The album opens with a rarity: “Oceans Away” is John alone with his piano and the song, about WW1 and WW2 war veterans, serves as an invitation for what’s to come in the next 14 tracks.

Although occasionally augmented by strings, guitars and horns, “The Diving Board” primarily consists of John on vocals and piano, Raphael Saadiq on bass, and Jay Bellerose on drums and it’s all he needs. That trio (with Nigel Olsson on drums and Dee Murray on bass) is how John started more than 40 years ago and when producer T Bone Burnett suggested that John revisit it, he readily agreed.

At 66, John’s voice and playing is still so strong and nimble that he has no need to hide behind superfluous backing vocals or tracks crowded with unnecessary fillers.

Bernie Taupin’s lyrics are among his most cinematic. The Brown Dirt Cowboy has always had a fascination with America and Americana and his stories here reflect that, especially such tracks as “The Ballad of Blind Tom,” where he addresses Jim Crow laws. On “Oscar Wilde Gets Out,” Taupin writes about the year the exiled writer spent lecturing in the U.S. in the late 1800s. “The New Fever Waltz” addresses WWI soldiers in the trenches.

John’s  rollicking playing on “Jubilee” is a staccato delight, as is his barrelhouse turn on the jaunty, “Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight),” the albums most upbeat track. The classical, taut intro to “The Ballad of Blind Tom” jumps off the album. On “My Quicksand,” he turns the middle section into a jazz improvisation.  The swaying, breezy “Can’t Stay Alone Tonight” will remind longtime fans of “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.”  “Take This Dirty Water” starts out like a saloon-hall rag before morphing into a gospel number.

First single, “Home Again,” is a wistful, haunting ballad about longing to return to the place we’re from. “We all dream of leaving but spent all our time trying to get back home again.” Though John has made it clear that he is not chasing radio play again, the song is his 69th entry on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, far and away the most of any artist in the chart’s history.

To drive home the point that this is a piano-based album, John includes three instrumental interludes, none longer than 97 seconds, titled “Dream # 1,”  “Dream # 2,” and “Dream # 3.”

John has said the languid title track, which closes the album, is about the troubles that starlets like Lindsey Lohan find themselves in as they seem to spiral downward. “Sink or swim,” he sings in the cautionary tale, “in your lily white skin, high above the diving board.”

To his credit, John has no interest in trying to recapture the days of “Crocodile Rock” or “The Bitch Is Back," although the album could have used a few more uptempo tunes.Instead, he’s made a record that captures where he is today. And as the album proves, he’s definitely still standing.



 

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Watch: Drake goes all gangster in new video for 'Hold On, We're Going Home'

Watch: Drake goes all gangster in new video for 'Hold On, We're Going Home'

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He turns back the clock to 1985 to rescue his girl

Drake goes all “Miami Vice” in the new video clip for “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” the latest single from his new album, “Nothing Was The Same” (out today).

The first three minutes of the clip are all exposition as we see Drake as a member of a gang in 1985. They are celebrating their latest feats when Drake gets the call that his girl, who just happens to be in lingerie, has been kidnapped by rival gangsters.

Drake goes all commando, complete with machine guns and black masks and attire, to rescue his lady.

The ballad gets pretty much lost in the narrative and the “Scarface”-like gunfire and explosions.
True love prevails. In fact, Drake is such a gentleman that he wraps his girl in his jacket once he’s done away with the enemy.

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<p>Godspeed You! Black Emperor</p>

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor wins the Polaris Prize, turns money over to charity

Montreal band takes jury to task for 'holding a gala' and much, much more

Godspeed You! Black Emperor has said “Thanks, but no thanks,” to the Polaris Prize...sort of.

Last night, the left-leaning Montreal band was named winner of the Polaris Prize, the Canadian equivalent of the U.K.’s Mercury Award, for its first album in a decade, “Allelujah! Don’t Bent! Ascend!.”

The band decided to take the roughly $30,000 that comes with the prize and use it to buy instruments for school children, but otherwise, after a few niceties, told the Polaris Prize committee why they were so boneheaded to even be thinking about albums when the world is going to hell in a hand basket. The tone, of course, is relatively polite because, well, they're Canadians.

In a missive posted on the website of its label, Constellation, the band wrote:

3 quick bullet-points that almost anybody could agree on maybe=

-holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do.

-organizing a gala just so musicians can compete against each other for a novelty-sized cheque doesn’t serve the cause of righteous music at all.

-asking the toyota motor company to help cover the tab for that gala, during a summer where the melting northern ice caps are live-streaming on the internet, IS FUCKING INSANE, and comes across as tone-deaf to the current horrifying malaise.


But as we mentioned, Godspeed had some nice things to saw before the 8-member collective lowered the boom. Here’s the letter in its entirety:


A FEW WORDS REGARDING THIS POLARIS PRIZE THING

hello kanada.?

hello kanadian music-writers.

thanks for the nomination thanks for the prize- it feels nice to be acknowledged by the Troubled Motherland when we so often feel orphaned here. and much respect for all y’all who write about local bands, who blow that horn loudly- because that trumpeting is crucial and necessary and important.

and much respect to the freelancers especially, because freelancing is a hard fucking gig, and almost all of us are freelancers now, right? falling and scrambling and hustling through these difficult times?

so yes, we are grateful, and yes we are humble and we are shy to complain when we’ve been acknowledged thusly- BUT HOLY SHIT AND HOLY COW- we’ve been plowing our field on the margins of weird culture for almost 20 years now, and “this scene is pretty cool but what it really fucking needs is an awards show” is not a thought that’s ever crossed our minds.

3 quick bullet-points that almost anybody could agree on maybe=

-holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do.

-organizing a gala just so musicians can compete against each other for a novelty-sized cheque doesn’t serve the cause of righteous music at all.

-asking the toyota motor company to help cover the tab for that gala, during a summer where the melting northern ice caps are live-streaming on the internet, IS FUCKING INSANE, and comes across as tone-deaf to the current horrifying malaise.

these are hard times for everybody. and musicians’ blues are pretty low on the list of things in need of urgent correction BUT AND BUT if the point of this prize and party is acknowledging music-labor performed in the name of something other than quick money, well then maybe the next celebration should happen in a cruddier hall, without the corporate banners and culture overlords. and maybe a party thusly is long overdue- it would be truly nice to enjoy that hang, somewhere sometime where the point wasn’t just lazy money patting itself on the back.

give the money to the kids let ‘em put on their own goddamn parties, give the money to the olds and let them try to write opuses in spite of, but let the muchmusic videostars fight it out in the inconsequential middle, without gov’t. culture-money in their pockets.

us we’re gonna use the money to try to set up a program so that prisoners in quebec have musical instruments if they need them…

amen and amen.

apologies for being such bores,?we love you so much / our country is fucked,
xoxoxox
godspeed you! black emperor


What do you think? Were they right to lambast the committee?


 

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<p>Miley's new video honors Jordan</p>

Miley's new video honors Jordan

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Watch: Miley Cyrus pays tribute to Michael Jordan in Mike Will Made It's '23' video

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High school sure has changed

Move along, there’s nothing to see here or, at least, nothing you haven’t already seen.  In Mike Will Made It’s video for “23” featuring  Miley Cyrus, Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, the producer and his buddies take over a high school.

The song is ostensibly a tribute to Michael Jordan (23 was his now-retired number for the Chicago Bulls) and his shoes.

Yes, the guys are in the clip, but, let’s face it, all anyone is paying attention to is Cyrus, who wears cut up No. 23 Bulls jerseys in various revealing states. Of course the guys all manage to pay tribute to Jordan without having to wear tiny little shorts and rubbing their asses, because, well, that would look ridiculous.

So by now, seeing Cyrus with her legs spread, in very little clothing, sticking out her tongue, running her hand over the top of her head isn’t really anything new, but if you haven’t quite gotten enough yet, there’s plenty for you here. There are even a few quick shots of Cyrus with a foam finger just for continuity from her Video Music Awards performance, y’all.

Her rap carries the song, though Khalifa’s mad scientist routine is mildly amusing. We reckon that chemistry lab will blow up before 4th period.

So not that high school kids aren’t aware of all this stuff, but the video features Cyrus smoking cigarettes, references to Molly, pot, purple drank, and blow jobs. Just a typical day in the life of your average teen and we're sure it's exactly how Jordan would like to be honored.


 

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<p>Cher</p>

Cher

Cher kicks off 'Dressed To Kill' tour in March

Check out her performance on 'Today' this morning

Several years past her farewell tour and her Las Vegas residency, Cher is returning to the road again for the "Dressed to Kill" outing.

The tour, in support of her new album, "Closer To The Truth," starts March 22, 2014  in Phoenix and will cover 49 North American cities before concluding in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center on July 11.

Cher announced the tour on the "Today" show this morning. Cher's "Farewell Tour," which then, appropriately enough, changed its name to the "Never Can Say Goodbye Tour," played for 325 dates, so this first leg of the "Dressed To Kill" tour may be just the beginning.

Tickets go on sale to American Express cardholders on Sept. 30 and then will be open to the general public.

See the tour dates below the video of Cher's performance of "Woman's World" this morning on "Today."

 

CHER ‘DRESSED TO KILL’ TOUR

Sat, March 22                    Phoenix, AZ                        US Airways Center
*Mon, March 24                 Houston, TX                       Toyota Center
*Wed, March 26                 Dallas, TX                             American Airlines Center
Fri, March 28                      Little Rock, AR                   Verizon Arena
Sat, March 29                     Tulsa, OK                             BOK Center
Mon, March 31                 Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena
Wed, April 2                        Pittsburgh, PA                  Consol Energy Center
*Fri, April 4                            Washington DC                 Verizon Center
Sat, April 5                           Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun
Mon, April 7                       Toronto, ON                       Air Canada Centre
Wed, April 9                       Boston, MA                        TD Garden
Fri, April 11                          Indianapolis, IN                 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sat, April 12                        Detroit, MI                          Joe Louis Arena
Wed, April 23                     Buffalo, NY                         First Niagara Center
Fri, April 25                          Montreal, QC                     Bell Center
Sat, April 26                        Ottawa, ON                        Canada Tire Centre
*Mon, April 28                     Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center
Wed, April 30                     Columbus, OH                   Nationwide Arena
Fri, May 2                            Cleveland, OH                   Quicken Loans Arena
Mon, May 5                        Charlotte, NC                     Times Warner Cable Arena
Wed, May 7                        Raleigh, NC                         PNC Arena
*Fri, May 9                            Brooklyn, NY                      Barclays Center
*Sat, May 10                         East Rutherford, NJ         Izod Center
*Mon, May 12                     Atlanta, GA                         Philips Arena
Wed, May 14                     Jacksonville, FL                  Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri, May 16                          Orlando, FL                         Amway Center
Sat, May 17                         Ft. Lauderdale, FL            BB&T Center
Sun, May 25                       Las Vegas, NV                    MGM Grand
Wed, May 28                     Denver, CO                         Pepsi Center
Fri, May 30                          Lincoln, NE                          Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat, May 31                         Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center
Mon, June 2                       Louisville, KY                      KFC Yum! Center
Wed, June 4                       St. Louis, MO                     Scottrade Center
Fri, June 6                            Milwaukee, WI                 BMO Harris Bradley Center
Sat, June 7                          Chicago, IL                           Allstate Arena
Mon, June 9                       Des Moines, IA                 Wells Fargo Arena
Wed, June 11                     Minneapolis, MN             Target Center
Fri, June 20                         Winnipeg, MB                   MTS Centre
Sat, June 21                        Saskatoon, SK                    Credit Union Centre
Mon, June 23                     Edmonton, AB                   Rexall Place
Wed, June 25                     Calgary, AB                         Scotiabank Saddledome
Fri, June 27                         Vancouver, BC                  Rogers Arena
*Sat, June 28                        Seattle, WA                        Key Arena
Mon, June 30                     Portland, OR                      Moda Center
*Wed, July 2                         San Jose, CA                       SAP Center at San Jose
Sat, July 5                            Ontario, CA                         Citizens Business Bank Arena
*Mon, July 7                         Los Angeles, CA                Staples Center
*Wed, July 9                         Anaheim, CA                      Honda Center
Fri, July 11                           San Diego, CA                    Valley View Casino Center

 

 

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<p>Kings of Leon</p>

Kings of Leon

Interview: Kings of Leon's Jared Followill on the band's pranks and a new chapter

How the hiatus helped the group have fun again on 'Mechanical Bull'

After taking some time off to lead regular lives, Kings of Leon return Sept. 24 with “Mechanical Bull,” the Followill family’s sixth studio album, its follow-up to 2010’s “Come Around Sundown.”

The set, recorded in the band’s own studio in Nashville, is a lively, loose-limbed affair, bolstered by such rollicking tracks as “Don’t Matter” and “Family Tree,” the gentle “On The Chin” and “Beautiful War,” and first single and modern rock hit, “Supersoaker.”

Bassist Jared Followill, who joins his brother Caleb and Nathan in the band, as well as his cousin Matthew, tells HitFix that the hiatus did them good, both musically and personally.  Below is our conversation, edited for space.

You guys have laughed when reporters have asked ask if there was a chance that you were going to break up, especially after Caleb walked off stage in Dallas in 2011 and your canceling the rest of the U.S. tour, but it’s certainly not unheard of for brother acts to split. Was this hiatus always planned or did you think you may actually break up?  

Actually, we started talking about [taking time off] after [2008’s] “Only By the Night.” After that album cycle, we were going to take some time off. Then “Only By the Night” kind of  blew up and [the label]  wanted us to make another album and we were like, “Let’s go ahead and do it and ride the success.” While we were in the studio for “Come Around Sundown,” we were like, “We can’t believe we’re already back. We’re going to be immediately back on the road doing all this stuff over again.”  So we said, “You know what? After this record cycle, we’re going to take a year off.”

When we cancelled the tour, we actually finished the touring cycle after that. We went to South Africa and we went to Australia for a month. We did Canada for a few weeks, but people think we just canceled Dallas and then took a year off.  Any spat or any argument that we’d gotten in was made up the night after Dallas. It wasn’t after a long drawn out thing. Having that year off was not because we thought we were going to break up or we necessarily needed to be away from each other as much as we wanted to have a little bit of time off and have a normal life.

Not that you’re asking for sympathy, but it can be very draining living on the road.


Our job isn’t necessarily that hard, it’s just very time consuming. And there’s tons of travel and stuff like that and a lot of people think, “Man, traveling the world, that’s amazing.” And it absolutely is. But if you do that as a job, it becomes a little less glamorous and it takes a little bit of the romance out of traveling the world when that’s... what you do for a living. I mean we never thought that we were going to take five years between an album or anything like that. We just wanted one year to go home to Nashville, sit on the internet, go to Whole Foods and not do anything, just be normal people for a little bit.

All the band members contribute to the songwriting process. How quickly do you know if you’re got a song or are just riffing on something you should abandon?

That’s hard to say... we’re not super quick. When we go to the rehearsal space and start writing. We will literally jam on a song and play it for an hour straight. Sometimes you have to sift through an hour and 20 minutes and you always skip it towards the end because that’s when you really start to get into it. But we’ve jammed on some pretty songs for about two hours before we knew that we wouldn’t use them.

But you’re having fun...

Exactly. You kind of know once you listen to them You can do something that is really fun to play and then you’ll take it home—our sound guy will burn it to a CD  for us— and listen to ourselves jamming  and it might be really fun to play it, but it sounds kind of cheesy or it just wouldn’t work for us.

You guys were playing pranks on each other all the time in the studio with shock buzzers and whoopee cushions. Having grown up together, it seems like the element of surprise would have long gone away when it comes to pranks.

I know. The weird thing is it’s a phenomenon we just got into. When we were kids, we didn’t really do anything and now that we’re adults, it’s like we’ve regressed in maturity.

The band hosted Pettyfest in Nashville this past weekend. What’s your favorite Tom Petty song or favorite Petty era?

There are so many. He’s one of the worst artists to ask that question because he just has so many great songs. There are so many bands you could say, “What’s your favorite song?” I’d say, “Obviously, it’s that one.. that’s head and shoulders above the rest,” but there are so many songs...As a kid I remember hearing “Last Dance With Mary Jane” and stuff like that on the radio and then as you get older, you go back and hear more and more and “American Girl.” There’s so many that you can just go back and all of his albums are amazing.

One of the more touching songs on the album is “On The Chin,” about being there to support someone. It almost sounds like it could be to about your family or would brothers never write anything that sweet to each other?

So many of our songs can be interpreted in so many different ways. At the time you can actually write something and it can be completely abstract to you at the time and then a year later,  something will happen to you and and you’ll listen back and be like, “Wow, that song sounds like it was written perfectly for the situation.” But that song, particularly, the way Caleb started writing those lyrics, it was for one of his friends, his buddy, JD.  It’s actually about that, then you hear it and it can mean so much. It can fit so many different situations. It can be for all of us together, it can be for our wives. I like songs that are open to interpretation.

There’s not only a lightheartedness to the album, there’s a sense of fun in the promos, including the hilarious one featuring the cast from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” It seems like the band decided to stop taking everything so seriously. Why?

Definitely. I think that’s just getting older and having families. You stop taking yourself so seriously. I feel like we used to worry about that stuff too much. When we first came out, we wanted to be different and we wanted to almost have a little bit of a shock factor so we tried to look really weird and tried to have mustaches and long hair and we did a lot of that stuff, looking back, probably subconsciously to stand out because we were probably a little bit self-conscious about out musicianship. We had all just started playing and just started writing songs and none of us were really good at our instruments. So it was almost like we needed something to make people notice us and now we’re in a completely different place and we’re all a lot more confident and we feel like we can kind of be ourselves.



 

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<p>Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane of Mumford &amp; Sons (center and right), seen here in Guthrie,&nbsp;Oklahoma<br />
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Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons (center and right), seen here in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Credit: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Mumford & Sons go on hiatus 'for the foreseeable future'

Band played its last date Friday in Kansas

After nearly non-stop activity for the past four years, Mumford & Sons are taking a hiatus. “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future,” the band’s keyboardist, Ben Lovett, told Rolling Stone over the weekend.

The Grammy-winning British group’s last tour date for 2012’s “Babel” was in Kansas Friday night and it will be the band’ last concert for quite some time. Just how much time is anyone’s guess. When asked how long “the foreseeable future” is, Lovett said, “We have no idea. We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that...I think everyone’s excited about being free of schedules.”

The last four years since the release of “Sigh No More” have seen the British quartet rise to international music superstars, headlining arenas around the world and curating its own Gentlemen of the Road festivals.

Of course, it's not the first time bands have declared they are taking a break and returned relatively quickly. Last summer Dave Grohl declared that the Foo Fighters were going away for a long time, and now the group is in the midst of finishing a new album. Similarly, Kings of Leon took a year off, but during that time started writing songs for their new album, "Mechanical Bull," which comes out tomorrow.

And while Mumford & Sons may disappear for awhile, it looks like lead singer Marcus Mumford will not: he is among the headliners for a Sept. 29 benefit show centered around the new Coen Brothers' film, "Inside Llewyn Davis." The show, which also features Jack White, the Avett Brothers, the Punch Brothers and several other acts, will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation, and was organized by T Bone Burnett, the movie's music producer.

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<p>Britney Spears</p>

Britney Spears

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Music Power Rankings: Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry rule the week

Who else makes the list?

1. Britney Spears: It’s a busy week for Spears as she launches new single “Work Bitch” and finally announces her 2-year Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood (and yet all I can think about is the missing comma between “work” and “bitch.”

2. Miley Cyrus: She crashes through to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Wrecking Ball,” her first chart topper. Nudity: 1,  Relying on her talent: O.

3. Katy Perry: She ties the record for most No. 1s on Billboard’s Pop Song charts with her bestie, Rihanna. Maybe they can have a sing-off.

4. Michael Jackson: The defense rested this week in the 21-week trial brought on by his mother against concert promoter AEG LIVE.  I predict the jury sides with AEG, but there are really no winners in this case. Regardless of the verdict, the King of Pop is still gone.

5. Arctic Monkeys: The group becomes the first U.K. act on an indie label to have its score five consecutive UK No. 1 albums...add that to “A.M.’s” nomination for the Mercury Prize and these little monkeys certainly aren’t feeling any chill.

6. Pink: She expands her entertainment repertoire to include acting with a part in “Thanks For Sharing,” a movie about sex addiction, which opened Friday. #dirtylittlefreaks

7. Pandora: The streaming service lands a major victory over music publishers (and songwriters) when a judge rules that ASCAP’s blanket license applies to all its repertoire and that individual music publishing companies cannot withhold their songs while negotiating higher rates with Pandora.

8. Big Freedia:
The Queen of Bounce is ready to prove that she is the Twerkiest of all, as she goes to set the Guinness World Record for twerking. She will be joined by 250 dancers, all twerking for at least two minutes, in Manhattan’s Herald Square, right by Macy’s.

9. Jay Z and Beyonce: The power couple tops Forbes List of highest-earning celebrity couples with $95 million. Yes, that list is actually a thing now.

10. Carole King: It’s never too late to honor one of the greatest songwriters of them all. Fellow musicians will prove to King, named this week as the MusiCares Person of the Year, that she’s got a friend on Feb. 24, the night she’ll be feted in song.

 

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<p>Jack Johnson</p>

Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson and Justin Moore vie for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200

The top five features all new releases

The top of the Billboard 200 album chart will look radically different next week as five albums bow in the top 5 slots.

Likely to come in at No. 1 is Jack Johnson’s “From Here To Now To You” (115,000-120,000), followed by country singer Justin Moore’s “Off The Beaten Path” at No. 2 (100,000-105,000).

That will be it for titles topping the 100,000 mark. Landing at No. 3 will be country artist Chris Young’s “A.M.” (55,000-60,000) with Maybach Music Group’s compilation, “Self Made, Vol. 3” at No. 4. (50,000-55,000). DJ/producer Avicii’s full-length debut, “True,” rounds out the top 5 debuts at No. 5 (45,000-50,000).

The last of the six debuts in the top 10 belongs to Billy Currington, whose “We Are Tonight” bows at No. 9 (27,000-30,000), according to Hits Daily Double.

Between Moore, Young, and Currington, country music is having a banner week in the top 10, but it gets even better: Luke Bryan’s former No. 1 album, “Crash My Party” will be at No. 6 (40,000-45,000) and this week’s chart topper, Keith Urban’s “Fuse” at No. 7 (35,000-40,000).

The Weeknd “Kiss Land” falls from No. 2 to No. 8 (30,000-35,000) while 2 Chainz brings up the rear as “B.O.A.T.S ll Me Time” drops from No. 3 to No. 10 (21,000-24,000).

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<p>Drake and Ellen chatted on her show</p>

Drake and Ellen chatted on her show

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Drake postpones tour, citing 'tech requirements'

Watch as the rapper talks about his love life with Ellen DeGeneres

Fans who answered “yes” to Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour” forthcoming concert outing will have to wait a little longer to see the Canadian rapper live.

Citing “an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements,” Drake announced that the outing, which was supposed to start Sept. 25 in Portland, Ore. will now start Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh.

The 16 dates affected by the shift have now been tacked on to the end of Drake's tour, according to Pitchfork.
Now that he’s pushed back the tour, Drake found time to go on “The Ellen Show” yesterday and awkwardly answer her “Who Has Drake Dated” questions and plug his new album, “Nothing Was The Same,” which comes out Sept. 24. He clammed up a little about Rihanna, but was more forthcoming about Nicki Minaj.

  

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09-25 Portland, OR - Rose Garden *
09-26 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome *
09-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena *
09-29 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome *
09-30 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place *
10-02 Saskatoon, Sascatchewan - Credit Union Centre *
10-03 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre *
10-05 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *
10-06 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center *
10-08 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center *
10-09 Chicago, IL - United Center *
10-11 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse  *
10-12 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills *
10-13 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
10-15 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center *
10-16 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center *

10-18 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center *
10-19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
10-21 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
10-22 Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Tire Centre *
10-24 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
10-26 Hartford, CT - XL Center *
10-27 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center *
10-28 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *
10-30 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
10-31 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
11-02 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena * 
11-03 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena *
11-05 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena *
11-06 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum *
11-07 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena *
11-09 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena *
11-10 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *
11-12 San Antonio, TX - AT & T Center *
11-13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
11-16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center *
11-18 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena *
11-19 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena *
11-21 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center *
11-22 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Hotel *
11-24 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena *
11-25 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center *
11-28 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena *
11-30 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome *
12-01 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place *
12-03 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena *
12-04 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome *
12-07 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center *
12-08 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *
12-09 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
12-11 Saint Louis, MO - Scottrade Center *
12-12 Chicago, IL - United Center *
12-13 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena *
12-15 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center *
12-16 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills * 

* with Miguel and Future



 

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