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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Beyonce Werks It Out After Stage Malfunctions During On The Run II Concert in Poland. Bey came to slay no matter how she had to get there! On Saturday night, Beyonce had a bit of a hiccup at the end of her and Jay-Z's On the Run II concert in Warsaw, Poland. Fans at the show were quick to catch the superstar singer and her people when they had to think fast after the flying stage malfunctioned, bringing in a ladder so that the mom of three could get to the floor. Concert-goer Kuba Kuca, who caught the whole thing, posted a YouTube video of the stage malfunction and wrote, "Beyonce's flying stage got broken at the end of the show in Warsaw and she had to walk down on a ladder. She also gave us a little cute dance!" That's why she's a pro! In March, the superstar twosome surprised the world when they announced they were going on tour together yet again. On June 6, the couple kicked off their On the Run II tour at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Cardiff's sellout show included more than 40 hits from "Bonnie & Clyde" to "Drunk in Love." Here's the never-ending set list: "Holy Grail", "Part II (On the Run)", "'03 Bonnie & Clyde", "Drunk in Love", "Clique", "Irreplaceable", "Diva"/"Dirt Off Your Shoulder", "On to the Next One", "F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt", "***Flawless", "Feeling Myself", "Top Off", "Naughty Girl", "Big Pimpin'", "Run This Town", "Baby Boy", "You Don't Love Me", "Bam", "Hold Up"/"Countdown", "Sorry"/"Me, Myself & I", "99 Problems", "Ring the Alarm", "Don't Hurt Yourself", "I Care", "4:44", "No Church in the Wild", "Song Cry"/"Manyfacedgod", "Resentment", "Family Feud", "Upgrade U", "N-ggas in Paris", "Beach Is Better", "Formation", "Run the World (Girls)", "Public Service Announcement", "The Story of O.J.", "Dej-Vu", "Show Me What You Got", "Crazy in Love", "Freedom", "U Don't Know", "Perfect Duet" and "Young Forever." Take a look at all of the On the Run II tour dates HERE! (Eonline)

Panic! at the Disco's 'Pray for the Wicked' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart. "Pray" logs biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018. Panic! at the Disco bows atop the Billboard 200 with Pray for the Wicked, earning the act its second No. 1 album on the tally. Panic previously hit the top of the list with its last studio effort, Death of a Bachelor, which opened at No. 1 in 2016. Pray for the Wicked -- which was released on June 22 via DCD2/Fueled by Ramen -- launches with 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 151,000 were in traditional album sales. Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 7-dated chart (where Panic! at the Disco debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, July 2. Pray for the Wicked's start in both total units and traditional album sales marks the largest week for an alternative rock album since U2's Songs of Experience debuted at No. 1 on the Dec. 23, 2017-dated chart with 186,000 units (180,000 in album sales). Pray's handsome sales were encouraged by a pre-order campaign for the album via the act's official merch store, where pre-orders made by June 21 included early access to purchase tickets to the act's tour. Pray also garners a robust start in terms of vinyl album sales, bowing with 26,000 copies sold. That's the fifth-largest week for a vinyl effort in Nielsen Music history, which dates back to when the company began tracking sales in 1991. (The largest week for a vinyl set belongs to Jack White's Lazaretto with 40,000 sold in its debut frame in the week ending June 15, 2014.) Pray was led by the single "Say Amen (Saturday Night)," which became Panic's first No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart after 11 previous entries. "Say Amen" ascended to the top of the list dated June 30. XXXTentacion's former No. 1, ?, continues to move back up the Billboard 200 following the rapper/singer's death on June 18. The set rises 3-2 with 86,000 units (though down 9 percent). XXXTentacion's 17 also climbs, rising 7-5 with 45,000 units (down 18 percent). Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys moves 4-3 with 75,000 units (down 10 percent) while The Carters' Everything Is Love dips 2-4 with 59,000 units (down 52 percent). Country duo Dan + Shay collect its third top 10 effort, as its self-titled third studio set debuts at No. 6 with 44,000 units (24,000 in traditional album sales). The act previously visited the top 10 with its first two albums: Obsessed (No. 8 in 2016) and Where It All Began (No. 6, 2014). Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance steps 8-7 with 44,000 units (up 2 percent), Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy shifts 9-8 with 43,000 units (down less than 1 percent) and the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman returns to the top 10 after one week away from the region, as it climbs 12-9 with 33,000 units (down 7 percent). Closing out the top 10 is 5 Seconds of Summer's Youngblood, which falls from No. 1 to No. 10 in its second week (30,000 units; down 79 percent). (Billboard)

George Ezra Blasts to U.K. Singles Chart Summit With 'Shotgun'. George Ezra has his first U.K. No. 1 single, as "Shotgun" (Columbia) rises 2-1 in its 14th chart week. It's business as usual on the album chart, with a 21st non-consecutive week at the summit for The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner). "Shotgun" entered the Official Charts Company's singles survey at No. 35 in early April, spending the next eight weeks outside the top 40 before climbing 20-8-4-2. It finished the chart week 6,500 combined units ahead of last week's No. 1, Clean Bandit's "Solo" (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Demi Lovato, which moves back to No. 2. There's no change at No. 3, where Anne-Marie's "2002" (Asylum/Warner) sits tight, or No. 4, Jess Glynne's "I'll Be There" (Atlantic/Warner). The June 18 death of rapper XXXTentacion continues to impact the chart, as "Sad!" (Bad Vibes Forever) climbs 31-5. His "Moonlight" and "Changes" also climb again, 32-17 and 33-22 respectively. Years & Years are up again 8-6 with "If You're Over Me" (Polydor/Universal), and "I Like It" (Atlantic/Warner) by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J. Balvin rises 9-8. The Greatest Showman had a relatively close fight on its hands for the No. 1 album honors this week, finishing just over 2,000 combined units ahead of Panic! At The Disco's Pray For The Wicked (DCD2/Fueled By Ramen). Its No. 2 entry is the act's highest since 2008's Pretty Odd, which also peaked there. The new title is also the week's bestselling vinyl release, according to the OCC. XXXTentacion's album catalog is also in posthumous demand, with Question Mark (Virgin/Universal) up 9-4 and 17 (Bad Vibes Forever) climbing 13-11. Ed Sheeran's (Divide) (Asylum/Warner) is back in the top five, improving 6-5. Easy listening singer Jane McDonald debuts at No. 6 with Cruising With Jane McDonald (Channel 5). (Billboard)

Chromeo Cancels Australia Tour For Health Reasons. Chromeo have scrapped their upcoming tour of Australia citing health reasons. The Canadian electro-funk duo was slated to play three shows, starting with a July 20 slot on the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay and kicking on with headline sjhows at Max Watt's in Melbourne (July 21) and Metro Theatre in Sydney (July 22). Those performances have been scrapped for reasons which aren't entirely clear. A statement issued Monday suggests the duo are battling with exhaustion due to the "rigors" of their touring commitments. "To our funkateers & chromettes in Australia," write Chromeo's David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel in an open letter. "We are truly sorry to announce that our upcoming July shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Splendour In The Grass have been canceled. It's been so long since we've visited you last and we were so excited to play for you. Unfortunately, the rigors of our touring schedule have caught up with us and we need to prioritize our health and well-being. We're being told that this period would be best served as a time to rest. This was not an easy call to make. We hope you understand. Please know that we're doing everything we can to reschedule our time in Australia. We will see you all soon." Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company was producing Chromeo's Australian headline shows, for which Alice Ivy and Sam Bluer were billed as special guests. "We sincerely apologize to those impacted by this cancelation," Frontier Touring notes. Aussie electronic duo The Presets will replace the hip-hoppers on the Splendour bill. Chromeo's fifth studio album Head Over Heels (Warner Music) dropped last month and peaked at No. 91 on the Billboard 200. (Billboard)

Lil Wayne Bus Shooting: Conviction Tossed For Man Accused of Gang Charge. Georgia's highest court has reversed the convictions of a man who pleaded guilty to a gang charge after he was accused of shooting into rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on a Georgia highway. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was sentenced in November 2015 to serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday said the trial judge improperly participated in the plea negotiations, making Winfrey's plea involuntary. During a pretrial hearing, prosecutors told the judge Winfrey had rejected three plea offers and no more were anticipated. The judge warned Winfrey that the plea opportunity was going away and that if he went to trial and got convicted she had a reputation for being tough. (Billboard)

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