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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar’s Oscar Nomination, New Music from Vampire Weekend, Ariana Grande’s New LP and Chicago Concerts

Kick off the week by catching up on music’s biggest stories and more with this week’s On the Radar. Kendrick Lamar receives first Oscar nomination Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for his first ever Academy Award. Lamar and SZA’s collaboration for Black Panther’s, “All The Stars,” is one of the five nominees for Best Original Song at the 2019 Academy Awards. Other contenders for the award include David Rawlings and Gillian Welch for “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs); Diane Warren for “I’ll…

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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar makes history, Kanye West reveals new album, Eddie Reyes leaves Taking Back Sunday, + More

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for the latest edition of On the Radar. Catch up with all the music news you missed right here. Kendrick Lamar wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music Kendrick Lamar scored a major win last week that’s better than all his awards so far. Lamar’s fourth album, DAMN., was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This marks the first time a non-classical or jazz artist has won the award. In the announcement, the Pulitzer board gave praise to the album for capturing “the…

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On the Radar: Jonathan Davis Goes Solo, The Black Panther Soundtrack, Beck on Tour + More

Too busy with Super Bowl parties to keep up with music news? On the Radar’s got you covered. Korn’s Jonathan Davis flies solo Last week, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis announced not only his first solo album but a new tour to go along with it. All we know about the album so far is it’s coming sometime this year. He also shared the lead single from the upcoming release dubbed “What It Is.” In support of the record, he’ll hit the road for a world tour. North American dates kick…

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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar On Tour, Goodbye Slayer and Rush, Mike Shinoda Drops New EP + More

Kick off the week with a recap of some of music’s hottest stories you may have missed with the latest On the Radar. Kendrick Lamar announces The Championship Tour Kendrick Lamar is heading back on the road this year and he’s bringing the star-studded roster of Top Dog Entertainment with him. The Championship Tour features Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. Dates kick off May 4 in Vancouver, BC and run until June 16 in Pittsburgh, PA. The tour will swing by Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre June 15.…

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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar Re-releases ‘DAMN,’ Artist Spotlight Austin Poe and Concerts

Were you too busy Christmas shopping to keep up with music news? Don’t worry because On the Radar has you covered! Check out the latest below. Kendrick Lamar releases collector’s edition of DAMN. with reversed tracklist If you can’t get enough of one of this year’s hottest albums then you’re in luck. Kendrick Lamar released a collector’s edition of DAMN. Along with some new artwork, the record presents its songs in reverse order meaning “DUCKWORTH” now opens the album and “BLOOD” closes it. The album is also four minutes longer…

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On the Radar: Eminem talks new LP, Grammy Nominations, DMX covers a holiday classic + More

What’s on our radar this week? DMX’s crazy cover of a holiday classic, Eminem’s new album, Grammy nominations, Chicago’s Purple Tokyo, and more. Eminem reveals the release date for ‘Revival’ The wait is over. Last week, Eminem finally revealed the release date for his highly anticipated LP, Revival. The new album drops December 15, so luckily, we won’t have to wait long. The news was revealed on Dr. Dre’s Instagram account. He posted a fake ad for a prescription drug with the release date tacked on at the end. Hopefully,…

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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees are in with JAY Z at the Helm

The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and…

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On the Radar: Lollapalooza, VMA nominations, Dio hologram on tour + More

Did you know the Ronnie James Dio hologram is getting ready to tour? That story and more on this week’s On the Radar. Linkin Park and Talinda Bennington release statements on Chester Bennington Since the tragic death of Chester Bennington, the band and his family have been mostly quiet. They broke silence last week when they released statements regarding the situation. The band released an emotional statement saying “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love…

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