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Juice WRLD had a massive cache of unreleased music when he died, and some of those songs could find their way onto a new album. Sources close to Juice WRLD tell TMZ ... the rapper had about 2,000 unreleased tracks when he passed, and his team is discussing ways to pay tribute with his unheard work. We're told there are several ideas being floated around, including a posthumous album or music release. Juice WRLD was constantly recording, whether at home or on the road. Our sources say he didn't do much besides ride his dirt bike and record music. Point is ... his creativity was flowing. As you know, 26 of Juice's unreleased songs were leaked online last week, but they were quickly scrubbed from the Internet. Our sources say most of Juice WRLD's music was kept under lock and key, but he would sometimes go to the studio and download tracks onto hard drives, and we're told his team believes that's what led to the leak. TMZ broke the story ... Juice WRLD died last month from an accidental overdose of Oxycodone and codeine following a drug bust at Midway Airport in Chicago. Mac Miller, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2018, just had a posthumous album released ... and it sounds like Juice WRLD's team might follow suit. (TMZ)

Pitbull was so devastated over the tragic news of Kobe Bryant's death, he had to cancel as the headliner for a charity event ... but the show went on. Steven Tyler held his 3rd annual private dinner and Grammys watch party in Hollywood Sunday night to benefit Janie's Fund, his mission to help girls who've suffered trauma from abuse and neglect. Pitbull was scheduled as the event's musical guest, but sources close to the singer tell TMZ ... he was too heartbroken to take the stage. Fortunately for Steven, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw stepped in as the main act ... and helped the fundraiser go off without a hitch. DeGraw performed a couple of his big hits -- "Chariot" and "I Don't Want To Be" -- to give attendees their money's worth ... tickets weren't cheap at $2,500, after all. As you know ... Kobe and his daughter, Gigi -- along with 7 others -- died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, and the tragedy's sent a shock wave of heartbreak and grief around the world. Clearly, and understandably, it was just too much for Pitbull to overcome so soon. (TMZ)

Heather Jeanette Promises 'I'll Never Stop Loving You' In Dreamy New Video: Premiere. Heather Jeanette illustrates the loneliness heartbreak can bring in the stunning new video for "I'll Never Stop Loving You," which Billboard premieres (Jan. 28). The Virginia native's delicate vocals soar on "I'll Never Stop Loving You" alongside a steady beat and hand snapped rhythms. An independent artist, Jeanette has penned songs for Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson and Jason Derulo, among others. The country singer is trying her hand at a solo career with "I'll Never Stop Loving You," a song she wrote and produced herself and is expected to be included on her upcoming EP due out later this year. "My main vision for both the song and video was to keep it simple, personal and timeless because nothing is more timeless and relatable than the feeling of heartbreak," Jeanette tells Billboard. "To illustrate the loneliness of heartbreak in the music video, we escaped the hustle and bustle of the city to a beautiful trail an hour northwest of Los Angeles." The picturesque three-minute clip finds the Berklee College of Music graduate strolling in an open field as well as lamenting in a wooden room as she sings of heartbreak. It was directed by Mathew Tucciarone. "To illustrate this feeling of heartache and loneliness, we filmed the music video out in a beautiful park north of L.A., and were greeted by only the sounds of nature," Tucciarone says. "As the magic hour approached, I wanted to capture Heather's timeless energy on-screen in the cadence of the fading sun, piercing through the forest and illuminating her performance." The heartache and loneliness is further illustrated by Jeanette's emotive and smoky vocals. As she explains, the song came from a very real place and her vocal delivery makes this apparent. "When I wrote this song, I was getting out of a relationship that was beyond repair. I still loved him, but I had reached a breaking point that I had nothing left to give and love wasn't enough to hold it together. I imagined how I was going to tell him I was moving on and the words I wrote down turned into the lyrics of the song," she says. (Billboard)

Kobalt Signs Lewis Capaldi For Neighbouring Rights. Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi has signed an international neighboring rights deal with Kobalt. The 23-year-old artist moves over to Kobalt from PPL, where he was previously represented for international neighboring rights royalties (which are due to sound recording copyright holders for public performances of their songs). In 2019, Capaldi scored a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with his smash ballad "Someone You Loved," which was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Jan. 26). "Lewis' ascent to the top has been breathtaking," commented Kobalt Neighbouring Rights CEO Ann Tausis. "His emotive songs and charming social media presence have formed a bond with his fans like no other. To be walking into 2020 with a number one single and debut album, a Grammy nomination, four BRIT nominations and the fourth-highest played record on European radio in 2019 is testament to the hard work that Lewis, Ryan and the whole team have put in over the last 18 months." Added Capaldi's manager, Ryan Walter: "As an incredibly important area of the modern business, It's an absolute honor to partner with the incredible team over at Kobalt for neighboring rights, who Lewis and I have wanted to work with for some time. Their reach, enthusiasm and understanding of the evolving musical landscape makes Kobalt the perfect home for us and we're incredibly excited to be working alongside them." Kobalt Neighbouring Rights represents more than 2,000 performers, including A$AP Rocky, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa and Tame Impala. (Billboard)

Miley Cyrus Has a Theory on Why She Wasn't "Invited" to the 2020 Grammys. Who needs to go to a fancy Hollywood party anyway?! Sunday marked the 2020 Grammys, where all of the music industry's best and brightest stars took to the awards show to celebrate the year's biggest achievements in music. While many of your faves probably graced the red carpet, there were a few classic famous faces missing. According to Miley Cyrus, apparently her invite got lost in the mail. Miley took to Instagram to post a little throwback clip of herself, and in the process threw a little bit of shade at the Recording Academy. "& we wonder why I'm not invited to award shows anymore," the "Wrecking Ball" singer captioned a video of herself smoking a blunt during the MTV EMA's in 2013. Other celebrities commented on the video praising Miley, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna. "I'd have you at mine if I had one," she commented on the post. Miley may not have been in attendance at the event, but it was still a big night for the Cyrus family. Her little sister Noah Cyrus attended the big event with her dad Billy Ray Cyrus who ended up winning two Grammys. He was awarded the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video along with Lil Nas X for "Old Town Road." "So honored to win Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance," Billy posted with a photo holding his two awards. "I'd like to dedicate both to Kobe and his beautiful daughter. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time." (Eonline)

Weed company brazenly adopts Alicia Keys' Grammys musical number as advert. A California weed company is either very ballsy -- or very out of touch. At Sunday night's Grammy awards, Alicia Keys sang, "Hey B, thank you for that orange box. That was really fire," a pretty obvious reference to the orange clothing racks that Beyonce has been sending to celeb pals with items from her Ivy Park line. But on Monday, the small regional cannabis company Autumn Brands sent out a press release to raise its hand. "You know that 'Orange Box' Alicia Keys' thanked Beyonce for at the Grammy awards? Well she's referring to the top cultivator in California's 'Wine Country,' Autumn Brands," said the release, somewhat optimistically. It's unclear if Autumn Brands really believed they'd just got a shout-out on national TV, or if they were just cheekily trying to get some press out of the coincidence (or if Bey has actually been an Autumn Brands customer at some point). A rep for the company didn't get back to us. The Ivy Park boxes have also gone out to Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya, among others. (PageSix)

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