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Rihanna First Artist to Reach 100-Million Milestone

In an industry first, Rihanna becomes the only artist to have 100-million in sales of gold and platinum-certificated digital singles.

RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement, “We’ve given awards to artists for nearly 60 years, but it’s rare that we have the opportunity to recognize a milestone like the one Rihanna has reached.  Congratulations to Rihanna!  She has not only surpassed RIAA’s one-hundred million mark, but also is the first artist to do so.  It’s an historic feat and a testament to an extraordinary career.”

The hits that helped her achieve this massive milestone include her nine-times-platinum “We Found Love”, her six-times-platinum “Stay” and even her two recent platinum singles, “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and “B***h Better Have My Money.”

Its going to be tough to catch Rihanna, since there are bound to be more Gold & Platinum hits within her her long-awaited album due out this year.


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The British Are Invading The US on July 4th

The big Macy’s 4th of July fireworks spectacular this year will host a number of amazing musical guests.  But the boy from the other side of the pond, Ed Sheeran, will be performing as well.

Who said you can’t be British and celebrate the most important holiday in American history, our birthday?

Besides Sheeran, the show is filled with uber talented performers that include America’s sweetheart Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Flo Rida, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley.

The 39th Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC.


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Celine Dion Fans Have A Chance To Be Part Of Her Show

Celine Dion is about to make her much-anticipated return to Caesars Palace this summer on Aug. 27th. She has many new features planned, but one new update will be to highlight Celine fans from around the world in a montage composed of video clips submitted by the fans.  Fans now have the chance to unleash their inner Celine and submit a video of themselves performing their own rendition of “I Drove All Night.”  A limited number of videos will be selected to be included in the live show.  You have until July 25th to get your video submission in.

Here’s what you need to do:

Shoot yourself in a recognizable place in your town. Film your performance of “I Drove All Night.”  You can sing live or lip sync, alone, with family or friends. At the end of the clip, let go of a red balloon between you and the camera.

Visit celineinvegas.com for more information, to see a sample video and to submit all videos.

Remember, you deadline to submit is July 25th.


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Common, Robin Thicke and Nile Rodgers Perform Charity Concert

Robin Thicke, Common, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers to perform at a charity concert in support of Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The concert will be streamed worldwide and take Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  They will be joined by Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and South African musical legend Jonathan Butler are performing, with more to be announced.

Tickets to the show will go on sale today and can be purchased online by visiting barclayscenter.com or ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Barclays Center box office beginning Tuesday, June 30 at noon.

Concert performances will be streamed in real time through the Legacy of Hope website. There will also be a VIP option, allowing viewers to have access to an exclusive stream of the special VIP room as well as the rest of the concert.


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Beyonce And The Weeknd Headline Budweiser Made In America Festival

Beyonce And The Weeknd are all set to headline “Budweiser Made In America,” Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia.  This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County, PA.

Other artists set to perform on Made in America include Axwell^Ingrosso, J. Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Banks, Meek Mill, Big Sean, A-Trak, Duke Dumont, Santigold, Nick Jonas, Metric, De La Soul, G-Eazy, Future, GTA, Claude VonStroke, Action Bronson, DJ Mustard, Earl Sweatshirt, Fabolous, Vic Mensa, Jacob Plant, Gryffn, Halsey, Saint Motel, Young Rising Sons, Grits & Biscuits.

Tickets for the general public can be purchased on Monday, June 29th at 12:00 pm EDT at livenation.com.


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