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Johnny Mathis Talks 68-CD Box Set of Entire Catalog, Including Unreleased Album With CHIC: Hear 3 Tracks

“The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection” arrives Friday. Fans of the legendary Johnny Mathis are in for a treat this holiday season. The singer’s entire catalog of studio albums for Columbia Records will be reissued in a massive 68-CD box set on Dec. 8 titled The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection. “I’m just thrilled with the whole project,” Mathis tells Billboard. “When they said they were going to release all of my recordings that I’ve done,” he laughs, “I said, ‘You mean, all of them?’ “Everything, essentially, that I have recorded is in this tiny little box. It was thrilling to see the different album covers… they’ve miniaturized all of my big ol’ LPs. That was fascinating.”  All 67 of his album...

Complex Content Boss Noah Callahan-Bever to Exit for EVP Role at Def Jam: Exclusive

As Complex chief creative officer Noah Callahan-Bever tells it, he first met Eminem manager and incoming Def Jam chairman/CEO Paul Rosenberg in 1998 at NYC record store Fat Beats, a year before Eminem would shake up the hip-hop game with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP. “Paul came by and was playing a CD that had ‘My Name Is’ and ‘Guilty Conscience’ on it — Max Glazer was the DJ there — and I was hanging out drinking coffee with my friend who worked the register on a Saturday afternoon,” the veteran journalist remembers. “All of a sudden I heard ‘My Name Is’ and I ran over to the DJ booth and said, ‘What’s going on here?’ [Paul and I] got to talking and I ended up flying out to Burbank and sp...

Garth Brooks Achieves First Country Airplay No. 1 in 10 Years With ‘Ask Me How I Know’

Brooks earns his 19th No. 1 & first since “More Than a Memory” in 2007. He also adds his 17th leader on Top Country Albums. Superstar Garth Brooks tops Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart for the first time since 2007, as “Ask Me How I Know” ascends 2-1 on the chart dated Dec. 16, increasing 8 percent to 43.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Dec. 3, according to Nielsen Music. “I’m so proud of the Pearl Records team for working so hard for this No. 1,” Brooks says. “Congrats to [writer] Mitch Rossell on his first cut – so happy for you, pal! And, to country radio: four decades later, thanks for still believing. I’m humbled and very grateful.” The coronation is Brooks’ 19th and first since Sept. 15, 200...

Grace VanderWaal Finds Inspiration in Lost Letters, a Puppy & an Open Field in ‘So Much More Than This’ Video

Grace VanderWaal‘s mature voice can fool anyone into believing she is at least 30 years old, but her new video for “So Much More Than This” reminds everyone that she is still a youngster — in the best way.  In the video, the 13-year-old VanderWaal — who was just honored with the Rising Star Award at Billboard Women in Music — expresses her child-like spirit. She starts out indoors, clearly bored and frustrated attempting to write a song no avail, as crumpled pages of dead ideas pile up next to her. She steps into the studio to presumably record “So Much More Than This” when she breaks out of the room (literally) and suddenly finds herself in a bright green open field.  She takes off running, with so much more to explore. She sees purple smoke...

Genius Shares ‘2017: The Year in Lyrics Collection’ Featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Frank Ocean & More

Genius is known best as the Internet’s largest source for verified song lyrics, and the brand decided to make some of the year’s most popular lyrics tangible with its new 2017: The Year in Lyrics Collection. The clothing line features five items ranging from long-sleeved tees, short-sleeve tees, hoodies and sweatshirts.  The artists highlights are Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Lil Uzi Vert and SZA. A long-sleeve black tee features lyrics from SZA’s “The Weekend”: “You’re like 9 to 5, I’m the weekend / Make him lose his mind every weekend / You take Wednesday, Thursday / Then just send him my way / Think I got it covered for the weekend.” On the sleeve, “nine to five&#...

FA Cup third-round draw – all you need to know

Arsenal have won the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons The FA Cup third-round draw takes place on Monday and you can watch it live on the BBC. Mark Chapman will present coverage on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT, with the programme also available to watch on the BBC Sport website. Premier League and Championship teams enter the competition at this stage, including holders Arsenal. There are four non-league sides – AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking – remaining. The draw will take place before the second-round tie between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale. You can follow live text commentary of the draw and that match on the BBC Sport website from 18:45 GMT. What are the draw numbers? 1 Bournemouth 2 Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 4 Barnsley 5 Birmingham 6 Bolton 7...

UK Snooker Championship 2017: Graeme Dott knocks out Judd Trump

Graeme Dott is a three-time World Championship finalist and won the world title in 2006 2017 UK Championship Date: 28 Nov-10 Dec Venue: York Barbican Coverage: Watch live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app from 2 December. World number two Judd Trump’s UK Championship run ended in round three as Graeme Dott won six frames in a row to earn a shock 6-2 win. The 28-year-old’s exit means the world’s top three are out, following defeats for Mark Selby and Ding Junhui. Dott, the world number 30, responded magnificently after a blistering start saw Trump knock in breaks of 93 and 78. The Scot, 40, rattled in five breaks of more than 50 to get over the line and barely missed a ball. Dott, whose best run at the UK Championship saw hi...

Coach Van Hoof suspended by GB Gymnastics

Eddie van Hoof was the men’s technical director at the Rio Olympics Eddie van Hoof has been suspended by British Gymnastics as an independent investigation is conducted into allegations of misconduct. Van Hoof, men’s technical director at the Rio Olympics as Britain won five medals, was UK coach of the year 2016. In Rio, Max Whitlock won two golds and a bronze, Louis Smith took silver, while Nile Wilson won bronze. “The suspension is not a disciplinary penalty, and indeed does not imply any assumption of guilt,” a statement said. “British Gymnastics confirms that an independent investigation is being conducted into allegations of misconduct relating to Eddie Van Hoof, pending the outcome of which he has been suspended.” The allegations being investigated...

Pint-sized Ashes: Best TMS moments from day three as late wickets give England hope

England take four wickets late on the third day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, while TMS’s Glenn McGrath gets stuck in a lift and discusses taking a nap with a spaniel. MATCH REPORT: Late wickets give England hope Download the latest TMS podcast here Available to UK users only.

World Cup 2018: England’s opening two Group G games live on BBC

England secured their place at next year’s World Cup with a 1-0 win against Slovenia in October England’s opening two 2018 Fifa World Cup group matches against Tunisia and Panama will be broadcast live across BBC television, radio and online. Gareth Southgate’s side face Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, 18 June at 19:00 BST before playing Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, 24 June (13:00). Both Group G games will be broadcast on BBC One, Radio 5 live and online. Euro 2016 champions Portugal’s Group B game with Spain is also on the BBC at 19:00 on Friday, 15 June. England’s final group match against Belgium on Thursday, 28 June at 19:00 will be shown live on ITV, who will have first pick in the last 16. The BBC will have the first two choices of quarter-final ...

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Recounts How Police Officers Shot At Him And His Friends

Media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has narrated how plain-clothes police officers shot at him and his friends for being suspected armed robbers in 2005. Ebuka is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television. Recall that for some days, youths have taken to social media to demand the eradication of SARS due to the numerous atrocities they reportedly commit. Read the full tweet he shared below:

Laura Ikeji Celebrates Husband On His Birthday With The Most Beautiful Words

Laura Ikeji’s husband, Ogbonna Kanu is a year older today December 4th, and she has taken to Instagram to celebrate him. She shared a hot photo of with him on the beach and wrote; “Being married to u is one of the best decisions I ever made. You re everything I hoped for plus more and life got better with u by my side . Happy birthday baby @ogbobekee1 1 thousand kisses to u. 😘😘😘😘” Laura Ikeji, Fashion blogger and sister to celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji got married to Kanu Nwankwo’s younger brother, Ogbonna on January 19, 2017. She shared on Instagram: