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Normani Kordei attends the 2018 GQ x Neiman Marcus All Star Party at Nomad Los Angeles on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Normani To Open Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour

"Excited would be an absolute understatement."

It's no secret Normani is used to tearing up a stage after touring around for years with her girl group, Fifth Harmony. But after spreading her wings a solo act, the singer will be booked and busy in the new year, as an opening act on Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour.

In a joyful Instagram post, the 22-year-old shared her gratitude, saying, "I’m feeling special right now because I get to spend three months on tour with Ariana Grande." With 42 shows on the first leg of the tour, the Houston bred artist also noted that she will be spending a total of three months on tour with Grande.

This is the first time the "Love Lies" singer will be hitting the road without her fellow girl group members. With more than three months until the tour begins, the multifaceted super-star will have time to release music from her highly-anticipated solo-album—much like Grande did with her new, break-up anthem, "thank u, next," where she maturely addresses her past romantic relationships and present focus on self-love.

Along with the former Fith Harmony singer, musical group Social House will make an appearance on the sugary tour. See when Normani and Grande will be in a city near you down below.  Tickets to see Normani and Ariana Grande can be purchased here.

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The Sweetener World Tour
March 18 --- Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 20 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 22 -- Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
March 25 -- Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
March 26 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
March 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
March 30 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 1 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 3 -- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 5 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
April 7 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
April 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
April 12 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 13 -- St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 15 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
April 17 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
April 18 -- Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
April 20 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 22 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 25 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
April 27 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 30 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
May 2 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
May 3 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
May 6 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
May 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 14 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
May 19 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 21 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 23 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 25 -- New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 28 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
May 29 -- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
May 31 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
June 4 -- Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
June 7 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 8 -- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
June 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
June 12 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
June 18 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

READ MORE: Ariana Grande Addresses Ex-Boyfriends, Talks Self-Love On “Thank U, Next”

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Drake's "In My Feelings" Received The Kidz Bop Treatment

After the release of Drake's chart-topping Scorpion album, his single "In My Feelings" skyrocketed to number one, so it's no surprise the City Girls assisted track received the Kidz Bop treatment.

Since 2000, the compilation LP has sold about 17 million copies and over the weekend, Kidz Bop released its 39th installment offering the world a G-rated and tween-friendly version of today's biggest hits.

Once Twitter learned Kidz Bop laid its prepubescent hands on Drake's song, there was a mixed bag of feelings. Some went along with it and commented positively, while others were frankly offended.

I just saw a Kidz Bop commercial with the Kidz Bop version of In My Feelings and I feel like a curse has been placed on me

— Jeremy (@TacticalRPG) January 10, 2019

That Kidz Bop version of In My Feelings lets me know that hell is a real place.

— Nappy Head Nietzsche (@AugustCulture) January 19, 2019

This #KidzBop version of "In My Feelings" is SENDING me! 😂 pic.twitter.com/EQzTwdbfb6

— Nicholas D. (@Creat1ve) January 18, 2019

This isn't the first time Drake's music has been Kidz Bopped. For Kidz Bop 31, "Hotline Bling" was also featured. The new 18-track album also features Cardi B's "I Like It" as well as Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies."

The lyrics to the hook received a slight change.

KiKi do you love me/are you with me/say you'll never ever leave from beside me/cause I want ya/and I need ya/and I'm down for ya always

And when it came time for the City Girls portion of the song, they turned that down as well.

all of us kids and we hangin' in the rain/hangin' in rain/I need a black card with the code to the safe/code to the safe.

Hey, kids need love too. Watch the Kidz Bop version of Drake's "In My Feelings" below.

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R. Kelly And Sony Music Agree To Part Ways Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

R. Kelly and Sony Music have reportedly agreed to part ways amidst a slew of sexual misconduct allegations, according to Billboard. This comes a few weeks after the airing of the explosive documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which chronicled the musician's highly-discussed history involving teenage girls and women.

A source reveals to the publication, "Kelly had been signed to Jive since the beginning of his career in the early 1990s, and when Jive became part of Sony BMG, he became part of the Sony umbrella. He has been under contract at RCA, a Sony subsidiary, since 2012." Protests calling for Sony to drop the Pied Piper of R&B took place outside of the company's Manhattan offices on Wednesday (Jan. 16).

After the debut of the six-part docuseries, which aired over a span of three days in early-January, several former collaborators of Kelly, including Chance The Rapper, Celine Dion and Lady Gaga, have removed their songs featuring the singer-songwriter from streaming services. Kelly is reportedly under criminal investigation in both Georgia and Illinois and is said to be a direct result of allegations made in the Lifetime documentary.

"Allegations against Kelly have been around for over a decade, and he was acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008," Billboard continues. "But they have resurfaced repeatedly in recent years, with the latest arriving this month. Kelly has repeatedly denied all allegations of misconduct."

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Leikeli47 Drops Video For 'Tic Boom,' Announces North American Tour

Leikeli47's 2019 is off to a great start. The VIBE NEXT star announced her upcoming tour to support her recently-released album Acrylic on Friday (Jan. 18), and subsequently dropped the music video for her song, "Tic Boom."

The neutrally-colored video featured simple-yet-eye catching choreography with dancers in trench coats and fedoras. In a statement, the masked marvel says that there is a deeper meaning behind the track, which was featured on Grown-ish.

"These young women are in a face off with their inner fears; that's why it sometimes may look like they're engaging in a face off with themselves," the Brooklyn-bred musician says of the song. "It's about facing whatever your Goliath is and chopping its head off. That's what 'Tic Boom' is about. It's about owning your moment, mastery, and doing it afraid if you have to."

As for the Acrylic Tour, it will begin on March 19 in Kansas City, MO, and concludes on Apr. 26 in San Diego, Calif. Check out the full list of dates below and cop your tickets today.

3/19/19 - Kansas City, MO - Encore @ Uptown 3/20/19 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar 3/21/19 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam 3/22/19 - Chicago, IL - Sub T 3/24/19 - Detorit, MI - Shelter 3/25/19 - Toronto, ON - Velvet 3/26/19 - Montreal, QC - Belmont 3/27/19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry @ The Fillmore 3/28/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere 3/30/19 - Washington, DC - Milky 4/01/19 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair 4/03/19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Lodge 4/04/19 - Atlanta, GA - Loft 4/06/19 - Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock 4/09/19 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall 4/10/19 - Dallas, TX - Dada 4/11/19 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room 4/14/19 - Santa Cruz, CA - Atrium @ The Catalyst 4/15/19 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's 4/16/19 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish 4/18/19 - Portland, OR - Holocene 4/19/19 - Vancouver, B.C. - Fortune Soundclub 4/21/19 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile 4/24/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy 4/25/19 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room @ The Observatory 4/26/19 - San Diego, CA - Irenic

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