If Paul McCartney ever gets tired of selling out stadiums, he's got a career as a wedding singer, which he proved when he grabbed the mic over the weekend at his nephew's nuptials. Macca did an impromptu performance for about 300 guests at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Long Island on Saturday with the 20-piece wedding band. The groom was from his wife Nancy's side of the family. So, what track did Paul -- who turns 76 BTW -- pick from The Beatles' catalog? "All You Need Is Love"? "In My Life"? "I Saw Her Standing There"? "Twist & Shout"? Let's just say, he picked wisely because the dance floor was fired up. (TMZ)

The Carters' 'Everything In Love' Is Now Available on Spotify, Amazon Music. Beyonce and JAY-Z's joint album Everything In Love is now available to stream at Spotify and to download at Amazon Music, a breakthrough which suggests a full rollout is underway. Recorded under the name the Carters, the surprise album dropped on Saturday (June 16) as an exclusive to buy or stream on Jay's digital music platform, Tidal. It seems that exclusive window has abruptly closed. In a social media post, Amazon announced its users can buy the 40-minute albumin the MP3 format, or unbundle its individual tracks. The album has also hit Spotify, despite the Carters giving the streaming giant a slap down on album track "NICE." "My success can't be quantified/ If I gave two fucks about streaming numbers, would've put 'Lemonade' up on Spotify/ Fuck you, fuck you," explains Beyonce on her decision to keep her 2016 album Lemonade a Tidal exclusive. JAY-Z's solo works remain scarce on rival services and Spotify, the streaming market leader, offers only a handful of his recordings and live tracks. Hip-hop's power couple announced the nine-track album on stage Saturday during their On the Run II live date in London. The tour rolls on to Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday night (June 19). (Billboard)

Sheppard's 'Watching The Sky' Debuts at No. 1 In Australia. It's an all-Australian double on this week's ARIA charts as Sheppard debuts at No. 1 on the albums survey with their sophomore album Watching The Sky(Empire of Song /MGM) and 5 Seconds of Summer strike a fourth connective week at the summit of the tally with "Youngblood" (Capitol/EMI). Sheppard, the Brisbane-based indie six-piece led by the Sheppard siblings George, Amy and Emma, score their first chart-leader with Watching The Sky, which contains the top 40 hits "Keep Me Crazy" and "Coming Home," now platinum certified. Watching The Sky arrives four years after the pop-rock outfit's debut Bombs Away, which peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart in July 2014. Watching The Sky is the fifth Australian No. 1 on the national chart this year after Parkway Drive's Reverence, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), Kylie Minogue's Golden and Vance Joy's Nation Of Two. Also starting high on the latest frame is Kids See Ghosts (Def Jam/Universal), the collaborative project of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. It's new at No. 4. Kids See Ghosts marks Kid Cudi's first appearance on the albums survey since Indicud peaked at No. 28 in April 2013. West has been prolific of late, with his latest artist album Ye debuting at No. 1 last week and falling to No. 6 this time. British singer and songwriter Lily Allen returns to the top 10 with No Shame (Warner Music), new at No. 8. No Shame is Allen's fourth album and first since 2014's Sheezus, which has a chart best of No. 4. Also this week, British R&B artist Jorja Smith enjoys a No. 13 start with her debut set Lost & Found (OFM/Sony), while homegrown pop legend Olivia Newton-Johncollects a No. 14 start for her new collection Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits (Sony Music). With John Farnham, the ARIA Hall of Famer topped the charts in recent years with Two Strong Hearts (July 2015) and Friends For Christmas (December 2016), though she last cracked the survey as a solo artist back in April 2006 with Stronger Than Before, which peaked at No. 39. Meanwhile, 5SOS extend their stay at the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart with "Youngblood," the title track from their third album which dropped last Friday. Australia's top five is completed by Post Malone's "Better Now"(Republic/Universal), unchanged at No. 2; Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" (Interscope/Universal) featuring Cardi B, up 5-3; Selena Gomez's "Back To You" (Interscope/Universal) up 7-4;and Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" (Columbia/Sony), down 3-5. Canberra EDM duo Peking Duk, the reigning ARIA Award-winners for single of the year, snag the week's highest new entry with "Reprisal" (Sony), new at No. 35. (Billboard)

20-Year-Old Concertgoer Dies at Firefly Festival Campground. A 20-year-old woman has died on the campgrounds of a popular music festival in Delaware that has drawn tens of thousands of people. WDEL-FM reports that police have identified the dead concertgoer as Caroline Friedman of Philadelphia. She was found unresponsive early Sunday (July 17) in a camping area at Dover International Speedway. Friedman was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short while later. The station reports that the cause of the young woman's death was not immediately known but authorities don't suspect foul play. She was attending the four-day Firefly Music Festival, an annual gathering held on the grounds of Dover International Speedway. This year's lineup included rappers Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. (Billboard)


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