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On the Radar: Michael Jackson Loses Best Selling LP Title, Chance the Actor, Nicki Minaj Postpones Tour, + More

Kick off the week by seeing what music news has us buzzing on the latest edition of On the Radar. Michael Jackson no longer has the bestselling album of all time Michael Jackson no longer has the best selling album of all time. That title is now held by The Eagles for their compilation, Their Greatest Hits 1971- 1975. The album previously held the record, until Michael Jackson’s Thriller surpassed it shortly after his 2009 death. After a recent recalculation of the two LPs, the Recording Industry of Association of…

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On the Radar: Chance the Rapper’s Special Event, Remembering Joe Jackson, The Breaks Lineup + More

Stay updated with the hottest music news with Chicago Music’s On the Radar. Check out this week’s edition featuring Chance the Rapper, Noname and more! Chance the Rapper announces concert to celebrate the Special Olympics Chance the Rapper is always doing something big and now he’s got another stellar event for us. Last week, the rapper announced a one-day concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. Chance will headline the show, put on by his newly launched Social Function Productions, on July 21 at the Huntington Bank…

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On the Radar: RSD Black Friday, New Music from A Perfect Circle, Michael Jackson Special + More

Catch up on music’s most talked about stories with the latest installment of On the Radar. Black Friday Record Store Day releases revealed If you didn’t get your fill of exclusive vinyl back in April, then prepare yourself Record Store Day Black Friday edition. It all goes down November 24. While there aren’t as many limited-edition releases as the big day, there are still some notable releases. Some highlights include: Humanz – Gorillaz Picture Disc Guardians of the Galaxy Picture Disc Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock…

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On the Radar: Michael Jackson ‘Scream,’ Marilyn Manson Speaks, Prince Petition, + More

What are some of the hottest stories that caught our attention? “New” Michael Jackson release, a petition for a Prince statue, and Marilyn Manson talks about his album delay. All this and more On the Radar. New Michael Jackson project Scream drops this month Weeks after what would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 59th birthday, we get news of a new Jackson project. The singer’s Twitter account posted a short animated teaser for something dubbed Scream. The clip is filled with Halloween imagery and has the release date September 29 at the end.…

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On the Radar: RIP Chris Cornell, New Muse Music, Searching for Neverland + More

What’s happening with music this week? We mourn the tragic death of Chris Cornell, figure out what Muse is up to, and prepare for Lifetime’s Michael Jackson biopic. All this and more On the Radar. Michael Jackson biopic Searching for Neverland coming May 29 Oh boy, so you ready for Lifetime’s Michael Jackson biopic? Searching for Neverland is the latest TV movie from the network. The movie is based on the book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his Final Days by Jackson’s bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard.…

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On the Radar: AFI, Paris Jackson, Missy Elliott and More

AFI drops The Blood Album After months of waiting, AFI’s The Blood Album is finally here! I eagerly prepared by listening to AFI non-stop throughout January. So what’s my final verdict? Meh. The album is enjoyable, but far from their best. It barely tops their 2013 release, Burials. The main issue is it’s so mediocre. There’s very little about the record that’s memorable aside from the singles. When I hear tracks like “Get Hurt” and “Pink Eyes” I think “Oh, that’s nice” when listening to the entire album. But do…

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On the Radar: Michael Jackson Biopic, Taylor Bennett, Gorillaz, + More

What’s on my mind this week? Michael Jackson movies, new Gorillaz, and the awesomeness of Biffy Clyro. This and more On the Radar. New Michael Jackson biopic in the works As a Michael Jackson fan I love movies and documentaries about the King of Pop. When I was little, my favorite movie to watch was the six hour miniseries Jacksons: An American Dream on VHS. To this day, it’s one of the best biopics on the Jackson family. Others have tried and failed, looking at you VH1’s Man in the…

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