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Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online

A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige's interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show "The 411" isn't winning over social media users.

The teaser featuring the R&B singer crooning Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" before clasping hands with Clinton was instantly mocked online after it was released following the presidential debate Tuesday by Apple.

Another clip showcased Blige telling Clinton that "a lot of people in my community think Obama was blocked in congress because he was black."

"How are you going to do what he wasn't able to do?" the "No More Drama" and "Real Love" singer asks Clinton.

Inae Oh of Mother Jones wrote in in a story titled "Someone Please Explain What the Hell Is Going on With This Mary J. Blige, Hillary Clinton Interview" that the clips "created far more confusion than the excitement Apple likely intended."

Maeve McDermott of USA Today said "thanks to Blige's all-in sincerity and Clinton's miraculously straight face, the impromptu song is almost too awkward to watch."

Springsteen wrote "American Skin (41 Shots)" about the 1999 police shooting death of Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo.

Apple is billing the interview as "an intimate conversation" featuring Blige "like you've never seen her." ''The 411 with Mary J. Blige" is set to debut Sept. 30.

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Kelleigh Bannen Skates Through 'Welcome to the Party' Music Video

Kelleigh Bannen has moves on four wheels, and she proves it in her "Welcome to the Party" video.

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Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins

City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers (wires) helped unveil the new honorary sign near 58th Avenue on Monday, which would have been Robbins' 91st birthday.

The one-mile stretch of Glendale Avenue is now known as Marty Robbins Boulevard.

Robbins, a singer-songwriter, is known for such hits as "El Paso," ''My Woman, My Woman, My Wife," ''Don't Worry" and "Honkytonk Man."

Born Martin David Robinson, Robbins recorded more than 500 songs and 60 albums and won two Grammy Awards.

He died in December 1982 at age 57 in Nashville, Tennessee after suffering a heart attack.

Two months earlier, Robbins had been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston's first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59.

No further details about the musician's death were provided.

Saleem produced Houston's "You Give Good Love," which became a worldwide hit in 1985. It reached No. 3 on the main Billboard chart and reached No. 1 on the R&B chart, becoming Houston's first breakout hit song.

Saleem also worked on dance-floor hits for Evelyn "Champagne" King in the 1980s, including "Love Come Down," ''I'm In Love," sampled by Janet Jackson in 2004, and "Betcha She Don't Love You," sampled by Monica and Missy Elliott in 2010.

His biggest hit as an artist was a remake of the 1978's "Love Changes" by R&B group Mother's Finest. Saleem's 1987 duet version with Meli'sa Morgan peaked at No. 2 on the R&B charts. The song was covered by Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx in 2005.

Saleem was born Michael Jones in New York, on Dec. 26, 1956, and was raised in various foster homes. He changed his name to Kashif Saleem after studying Islam. As a teenager, he joined the funk-disco group B.T. Express.

Pam and Mike Stitt, a couple Saleem unofficially adopted as his brother and sister more than 20 years ago, said they were saddened by his death.

"We are saddened by the passing of our brother. We ask for your thoughts and prayers to be with us at this time," they said in a statement.

Saleem also had Top 10 R&B hits with songs like "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)," ''Personality" and "Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart."

Saleem wrote the book, "Everything You'd Better Know About The Record Business," published in 1996. His rep said he had conducted more than 200 interviews for a 10-part documentary called "The History of R&B Music and Its Influence On World Culture" before he died.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

UNITED STATES

1. Rockie Gold, "Dicks out for Harambe" (Rockie Gold)

2. Artists Of Then, Now & Forever, "Forever Country" (Country Music Association, Inc)

3. Darlyn, "Stepping Stone" (Darlyn)

4. Ghasper, "Foley" (Ghasper)

5. Lizzo, "Phone" (Atlantic Recording Company)

6. Flock of Dimes, "Don't Dream It's Over (feat. Sylvan Esso)" (Partisan Records)

7. Melle Jutte, "Concrete" (Trapdoor Records)

8. Vanic, "Samurai" (Disruptor Records)

9. Buku, "Front to Back" (Buku)

10. Ian Munro, "Stay Lit (feat. Adi Medici)" (Quality Goods Records)

UNITED KINGDOM

1. Artists Of Then, Now & Forever, "Forever Country" (Country Music Association, Inc)

2. Rockie Gold, "Dicks out for Harambe" (Rockie Gold)

3. Dj Remix Fellow, "I Play Pokemon go Everyday" (Dj Remix Fellow)

4. Beck Martin, "Friday night" (Beck Martin)

5. Nick Murphy, "Fear Less" (Opulent Records)

6. Emeli Sandé, "Hurts" (Virgin Records)

7. James Arthur, "Say You Won't Let Go" (SME Germany)

8. MiC LOWRY, "Oh Lord" (Decca)

9. glue70, "Casin" (glue70)

10. Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, "Set Me Free" (RCA Records)

GLOBAL

1. Rockie Gold, "Dicks out for Harambe" (Rockie Gold)

2. Artists Of Then, Now & Forever, "Forever Country" (Country Music Association, Inc)

3. Darlyn, "Stepping Stone" (Darlyn)

4. Nick Murphy, "Fear Less" (Opulent Records)

5. Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, "Set Me Free" (RCA Records)

6. Emeli Sandé, "Hurts" (Virgin Records)

7. Flock of Dimes, "Don't Dream It's Over (feat. Sylvan Esso)" (Partisan Records)

8. Vanesa Martín, "Complicidad" (Warner Music Spain)

9. Vanic, "Samurai" (Disruptor Records)

10. Calvin Harris, "My Way" (Sony Music UK)

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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

UNITED STATES

1. The Chainsmokers, "Closer" (Columbia Records)

2. Major Lazer, "Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)" (Mad Decent/Def Jam)

3. Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens" (Atlantic Records)

4. DJ Snake, "Let Me Love You" (Interscope Records)

5. D.R.A.M., "Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty)" (W.A.V.E. Recordings)

6. Drake, "Too Good" (Cash Money Records)

7. Drake, "One Dance" (Cash Money Records)

8. Ariana Grande, "Side To Side" (Republic Records)

9. Hailee Steinfeld, "Starving" (Republic Records)

10. Rihanna, "Needed Me" (Roc Nation)

UNITED KINGDOM

1. The Chainsmokers, "Closer" (Columbia Records)

2. Major Lazer, "Cold Water" (Because Music/WMI)

3. DJ Snake, "Let Me Love You" (Interscope Records)

4. Ariana Grande, "Side To Side" (Republic Records)

5. Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens" (Atlantic Records)

6. Martin Garrix, "In the Name of Love" (SME Netherlands)

7. Sia, "The Greatest" (RCA Records)

8. Shawn Mendes, "Treat You Better" (Island Records)

9. Drake, "One Dance" (Cash Money Records)

10. The Chainsmokers, "Don't Let Me Down" (Columbia Records)

GLOBAL

1. The Chainsmokers, "Closer" (Columbia Records)

2. DJ Snake, "Let Me Love You" (Interscope Records)

3. Major Lazer, "Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)" (Mad Decent/Def Jam)

4. Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens" (Atlantic Records)

5. Drake, "One Dance" (Cash Money Records)

6. Martin Garrix, "In the Name of Love" (SME Netherlands)

7. Ariana Grande, "Side To Side" (Republic Records)

8. Sia, "The Greatest" (RCA Records)

9. Shawn Mendes, "Treat You Better" (Island Records)

10. The Chainsmokers, "Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya)" (Columbia Records)

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Justin Moore Earns Sixth No. 1 With 'You Look Like I Need a Drink'

Justin Moore has added a sixth No. 1 single to his collection with his most recent hit, "You Look Like I Need a Drink."

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Watch George Strait, Jim Lauderdale Celebrate 'The King of Broken Hearts' at the 2016 Americana Music Awards

George Strait helped honor Jim Lauderdale at the 2016 Americana Music Awards with a performance of "The King of Broken Hearts."

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2nd woman dies after being struck by car at Ohio concert

A second woman has died after a car drove into a crowd of dancers last month at a community concert in suburban Cleveland.

Parma Heights police say 68-year-old Hinckley resident Nancy Gielas died Monday at a hospital.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County medical examiner's office says another woman, 61-year-old Parma Heights resident Kathleen McDonald, died of heart failure during surgery for a broken leg two days after the Aug. 21 incident.

Police say a 74-year-old woman leaving the concert pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake while pulling out of a parking space and drove onto a makeshift dance floor in a parking lot. Nine people were initially reported injured, including the driver.

A police spokesman has said the driver likely will be charged criminally.

6 Unforgettable Garth Brooks Comeback Moments

It's been quite a comeback for Garth Brooks. Even the most imaginative fan couldn't have guessed the legend's return to the spotlight would include digital music, a satellite radio channel, five million tickets sold and ... well it's just beginning. Continue reading…

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