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20-Year-Old Concertgoer Dies at Firefly Festival Campground

A 20-year-old woman has died on the campgrounds of a popular music festival in Delaware that has drawn tens of thousands of people. WDEL-FM reports that police have identified the dead concertgoer as Caroline Friedman of Philadelphia. She was found unresponsive early Sunday (July 17) in a camping area at Dover International Speedway. Friedman was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short while later. The station reports that the cause of the young woman’s death was not immediately known but authorities don’t suspect foul play. She was attending the four-day Firefly Music Festival, an annual gathering held on the grounds of Dover International Speedway. This year’s lineup included rappers Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.

Dave Matthews Band Scores Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Come Tomorrow’

Band scores its biggest week for a rock album in four years, sets record as the group with the most consecutive No. 1-debuting studio albums. Dave Matthews Band notches its seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Come Tomorrow launches atop the tally. The set, which was released on June 8 via Bama Rags/RCA Records, earned 292,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 285,000 were in traditional album sales — the biggest sales week for a rock album in over four years. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 23-dated chart (where Dave M...

Dua Lipa Praises ‘Absolute Superstar’ Troye Sivan for Covering Billboard’s Pride Issue

Fast-rising pop star Dua Lipa took to Instagram to give friend and former tourmate Troye Sivan a shout-out for being on the cover of Billboard’s first-ever Pride issue. “@troyesivan you are an absolute superstar!! first ever cover of @billboard pride issue! here’s to many more @billboardpride,” she wrote. Lipa supported Sivan on the Suburbia Tour in November of 2016. In Sivan’s cover story, she praised the “My My My!” singer for his authenticity: “He’s such a smart wordsmith, but he’s very honest at the same time. That’s why people love his music. He says things that people want to say but can’t find the words to say them.” The Pride issue of Billboard also includes profiles on soul singer Shea Diamond, pop sensation Kim Petras and Syd of the R&B quintet the Internet. Check...

Watch: The Undertaker Chokeslams Post Malone At Austin Show

Austin, TX – Fans attending Post Malone’s show in Austin, Texas on Saturday night (June 16) got to see a surprise appearance by a professional wrestling legend. WWE superstar The Undertaker showed up at the concert to participate in a skit in which he chokeslammed Malone, who happens to be a big wrestling fan. The video shows the two running into each other backstage before Taker grabs a hold of the chart-topping artist’s throat to perform the move. The Undertaker appears at Post Malone concert and choke slams him. #WWE @PostMalone pic.twitter.com/wJpeYua3Zl — Wrestle News Daily (@thewrestledaily) June 17, 2018 I’m crying man The Undertaker actually chokeslammed Post Malone pic.twitter.com/zzdUGR19FG — francesca (@beckysbalboa) June 17, 2018 Undertaker choked slammed Post Malone pic....

DJ Akademiks Claims Drake Told Him “Scorpion” Will Address Pusha T Beef

DJ Akademiks claims he spoke to Drake and got some clarification about the lack of a response to Pusha T’s “The Story Of Adidon.” In the alleged conversation, Drizzy told the online personality that Scorpion will answer the looming questions about why his battle with Pusha has come to an end. According to Akademiks, Drake said he “loves competition” and “ain’t running from shit.” But, the OVO Star supposedly said fans don’t understand that the situation was getting out of hand before J. Prince got involved. “For you as an outsider to this situation, you won’t get it and fans won’t get it,” Akademiks recalls Drake saying. “At times, shit goes beyond just music. He says that if this continued and it kept on being escalated … he says it would go to a point of no return, and it was taking him ...

Hip Hop Week In Review: Nas Drops “Nasir” & 6ix9ine Takes Chief Keef’s Baby Mama Shopping

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Nas finally dropped his album, Nasir. Also, Tekashi 6ix9ine took a page out of 50 Cent’s book and took his enemy Chief Keef’s baby mama on a Gucci shopping spree. Lastly, the 2018 XXL Freshman list was unveiled with many complaints. Nas Album Done The Kids Are Our Future. NASIR out everywhere tomorrow! Executive Produced by @kanyewest #NASIR pic.twitter.com/gpRUBT7FPU — Nasir Jones (@Nas) June 14, 2018 Nas unveiled his Nasir album with a listening party on Thursday night (June 14) in Queensbridge, New York. Plenty of celebrity guests were in attendance, including Kanye West, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz and DJ Clue. Fans were able to look on through Mass Appeal’s YouTube channel, though the feed had some technical issues. Following the listening party, Nasir wasn’t...

Ranking Each Song From JAY-Z & Beyonce’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Album: Critic’s Pick

It was a calm summer Saturday evening (June 16) until Beyoncé and JAY-Z decided to turn the world upside down and release their joint album, Everything Is Love, without any warning whatsoever. The power couple has teased the idea of doing a project together in year’s past and the long-awaited collaboration is finally here. Everything Is Love clocks in at just over 38 minutes of adult contemporary hip-hop, as radio personality Charlamagne Tha God likes to say. The 9-track TIDAL exclusive serves as fresh content for the pair to perform together after kicking off the European leg of their On The Run II Tour last week in Wales. Without further ado, Billboard attempts to rank each song from Everything Is Love. 9. “Black Effect” The track’s introduction pulls from an unna...

World Cup 2018: Mexico Beats Germany, Paulina Rubio, Pepe Aguilar & More React On Twitter

Mexico went crazy during its 1-0 unlikely victory over reigning world champions Germany in the 2018 World Cup on Sunday (June 17). During a match that sounded like a Mexican home game — seriously, were there more Mexican fans than German fans in Russia? Sure sounds like it — the Mexican stands loudly sang “Cielito Lindo.” Through it all, #Mexico was the top trending topic in the world, garnering close to 2 million tweets during and after the game. “We’re here singing ‘Cielito Lindo,’ Viva Mexico!” tweeted Paulina Rubio from the stadium. Ya apunto de empezar! Que emoción!! #metienesloquita ⚽️—— pic.twitter.com/DtwljP6lxe — Paulina Rubio (@PaulinaRubio) June 17, 2018 And members of Banda El Recodo celebrated their team’s goal: Celebrando el primer gol de...

New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 20 Injured

Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday (June 17), sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, authorities said. Many of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said Sunday morning. Four of those, including a 13-year-old boy, were in critical condition. He said that two suspects opened fire around 2:45 a.m. during the Art All Night festival that showcases local art, music, food and films. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed. Another suspect is in custody. On Sunday, there was crime scene tape surrounding the site of the old warehouse building that now shares a parking lot with a supermarket, bank and laundry facility. Authorities say th...

Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Reveals Why His Sister Was Jailed To 30 Years In Prison

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin. has revealed on Instagram that his sister has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, although, the 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artiste didn’t disclose why she was given a 30-year jail term. Back in 2015, he shared details about his drug-addicted sister saying, “For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was [a] drug dealer. He introduced her to not only selling drugs but using as well. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him.” Soon as she was released, “She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit.”Kirk said. In the post, he shared to his Instagram page, K...

Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello & More Celebrate Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! Music stars like Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Pentatonix and many more celebrated the special day for dads on social media Sunday (June 17). “The man that taught me everything I know. From the pinky ring down to the patent leather shoes but most importantly making music such a huge part of my life as a kid,” Mars wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for taking care of us and showing my sisters and I what 1 man can do for his children’s happiness. I love you pops.” See all of their Twitter and Instagram posts below. And be sure to check out Billboard‘s 25 Songs for Dad playlist, with tracks from Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Reba McEntire, Nas, Keith Urban and more. Happy Fathwrs day to my dad .We are personality twins.We loud ,love to make jok...

Chris Cornell’s Daughter Pays Tribute to Late Rocker With Duet: Listen

Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father’s Day. Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” on Sunday (June 17) along with a note thanking her dad for his support of her. “You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday,” Toni Cornell, 13, wrote in posts that accompanied the song on Instagram and YouTube. “Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too.” Chris Cornell died in May 2017 while on tour and his death was ruled a suicide. He was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden, and enjoyed a successful career ...