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  1. Bye all

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    We started with Lady Gaga so let's end with Lady Gaga.

    In addition to her latest acting plaudits for A Star Is Born, the singer has just reached another milestone in her career as her 2009 hit Bad Romance has passed one BILLION views on YouTube.

    Not so bad after all.

    Scroll down for new music courtesy of Sharon van Etten, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Nina Nesbitt plus Rami Malek reacts to a Golden Globes snub, Lil Wayne is called a "has-been" by a US politician, Foals tease a project of two halves and Stormzy shares his feelings on his upcoming Glasto headline slot.

    Time for us to leave.

  2. Nina Nesbitt 'borrows' star's Hollywood home for new video

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    The Scots pop singer has shared the video for her new single Colder which she filmed in Palm Springs, California at a house once owned by Bing Crosby.

    You'll have to find the video on her YouTube channel if you don't mind some potentially offensive language.

    “It was the last song I wrote for the album," she said. "It was written after watching young kids in love and how fearlessly they fall for each other because they’ve most likely not had their heart broken before."

    It's from her second album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change which is due out on 1 February.

    Her headline UK tour kicks off on 8 April in Bristol.

  3. Sharon Van Etten is a teenager again in new video

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    The NYC singer-songwriter takes a walk down memory lane for her new single Seventeen.

    Downtown harks back / Halfway up the street / I used to be free / I used to be seventeen

    Its from her forthcoming album Remind Me Tomorrow, which is due out next week.

    She will be touring the UK in March.

    Earlier today, she spoke with 6 Music's Maryanne Hobbs about the new record. You can listen again on BBC Sounds.

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  4. Rami Malek was snubbed by Nicole Kidman at the Globes

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    The Bohemian Rhapsody star may be riding the crest of a wave during awards season.

    He was nominated for a Bafta this morning and looks set to repeat that feat when the Oscars nominations are announced later this month.

    But that did not stop a rather large snub when he walked onstage at Sunday's Golden Globes to accept the award for best film.

    As he walked towards Nicole with his hands aloft, appearing to go in for a full hug, she turned her back and walked off leaving him to awkwardly pat her back.

    It's horrifying.

    "I had not seen that," he cringed after being shown the clip by US telly host Jimmy Kimmel.

    "I have a feeling this going to be haunting me."

    Watch above from around two minutes in.

  5. Happy anniversary Charlie

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    According to his band The Stones, the legendary drummer joined their crew 56 years ago today.

    Things weren't always so rosy, though. According to rock lore, he punched frontman Mick Jagger in the mug in 1978 for referring to him as "my drummer".

    But they put such disputes behind them; and the 77-year-old is still sitting behind the skins, looking as dapper as ever.

    The band kick off a 13-date US stadium tour in April.

    Charlie Watts

    It's also another rock legend's birthday today.

    Happy birthday Mr Page.

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  6. Catfish and the Bottlemen take a Longshot

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    That's the name of their new track and their first new music in three years.

    Van McCann and his band shared the black and white video which was apparently shot on top of a cliff in South Shields, after the song premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show on Tuesday night.

    The Welsh four-piece kick off their UK tour in February and an album is expected later this year.

  7. US politician calls Lil Wayne a 'tired has-been'

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    Sigh... washed up at the age of 36.

    That's the assessment of Kentucky governer Matt Bevin after Wayne and Imagine Dragons performed during the halftime show for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

    “Way to ruin an entertaining [Imagine Dragons] half-time concert with the weird rantings of a tired, has-been", he tweeted (below).

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    Wayne has yet to comment but Imagine Dragons' singer Dan Reynolds tweeted that the rapper's "outfit was fire," that he was "a legend," and remained "incredible gracious and professional".

    "Nothing but love," he concluded.

    As you can imagine (dragons), Mr Bevin's comments have not gone down well on social media...

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  8. Foals share spooky cryptic visuals ahead of new album

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    Or is it two albums.

    The tweet from the Oxford rock band suggest two parts to Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost and the creepy visuals, which you can watch below, features a woman running in the show and a burning man.

    Its their first new music since 2015's What Went Down.

    In January last year, bassist Walter Gervers left the band.

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  9. Prosecutors urge R. Kelly victims to come forward

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    Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta are encouraging potential victims or witnesses to come forward after the recent televised investigative documentary on R. Kelly raised fresh allegations about the singer.

    He is accused of sexual and physical abuse of women over a space of more than two decades - claims he has denied

    At a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday, state attorney Kimberly M. Foxx said, "Please come forward. There's nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses.

    "We cannot seek justice without you.”

    Surviving R. Kelly, a six-part series, was broadcast on the Lifetime network last week and included accusations Kelly had kept women trapped in his home and controlled and abused women, with some being teenagers.

    Representatives for R. Kelly have declined to comment, but have said previously that women living with the R&B singer have done so voluntarily.

    A report in TMZ earlier this week, suggested he was prepared to take legal action against the programme makers and contributors.

  10. Kate Bush is not a supporter of the Conservatives

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    The singer has written a statement to clarify she does not support the Conservative party, two years after praising Theresa May in an interview.

    The star was speaking to Canadian website Macleans in 2016 when she was asked about Hilary Clinton and "the fear of women's power".

    In response, she said it was "great to have a woman in charge" of the UK.

    "I think it's the best thing that's happened to us in a long time," she said of May's ascension to power.

    "I actually really like her and think she's wonderful. She's a very intelligent woman but I don't see much to fear."

    Her comments were interpreted at the time as an endorsement of Brexit and Conservative policy.

    But writing on her website, Bush said her comments were quoted "out of context" and that she found the experience "deeply frustrating".

    "It could make it seem like I am a Tory supporter which I want to make clear I am not," she added.

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  11. Stormzy has 'mad underdog syndrome' ahead of Glasto


    He's the first grime star to headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury so its easy to forgive the artist some nerves.

    Speaking to Elle UK, Stormzy, who smash the Brits last year with his performance, said "I can't wait. I've got mad underdog syndrome, but I got confidence, too.

    The grime artist also addressed critics who have pointed out that, despite being one of the biggest starts in UK music, he still has just a single album to his name

    "I feel like I have so much to prove, but at the end of the day, I'm Stormzy - and I'm meant to be here.

    "This is the biggest moment. The biggest stage, the biggest all-eyes-on-me kind of spotlight in my career, ever. I get it.

    "Only one album, where's all the number ones? But I think the argument doesn't even deserve the fuel."

    Stormzy is one of the cover stars of the February issue of Elle UK alongside a group of young black, British stars including model Jourdan Dunn, athlete Dina Asher-Smith and actor Damson Idris.

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  12. Billie Eilish shares Roma-inspired new song

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    The teenage singer has released When I Was Older, inspired by the movie Roma, which has been just been nominated for seven Bafta awards, including best film and director for Alfonso Cuarón,.

    It won two Golden Globes at the weekend.

    The Netflix movie - a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City- follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family.

    Listen to Eilish's sparse atmospheric track below.

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  13. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper bag Bafta nominations

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    Following last weekend's Golden Globes, awards season is now well underway and earlier, Bafta announced which films and actors could be honoured this year.

    Gaga and her co-star and director Bradley Cooper have both been recognised in their respective acting categories and the soundtrack for the film is in the running for best original music.

    Original music

    • BlackkKlansman
    • If Beale Street Could Talk
    • Isle of Dogs
    • Mary Poppins Returns
    • A Star Is Born

    Read more about the nominations

  14. CupcaKKe is 'ok' after suicide scare


    The 21-year-old rapper was taken to hospital in Chicago for evaluation after tweeting on Monday that she was going to kill herself.

    Worried friends and fans contacted police who conformed that she was being treated.

    It also brought an outpouring of support on social media from fellow artists, including British singer Charli XCX.

    Now, the artist - whose real name is Elizabeth Harris - has apologised to friends saying she is "ok".

    I've been fighting with depression for the longest," she wrote, adding "I'm finally getting the help that I need."

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  15. Grace Carter is your third BBC Sound of 2019 artist

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    Video caption: Adele fan finds her own voice

    The soul-searching songs of pop singer Grace Carter have marked her out as a rising star for 2019.

    The Brighton-raised, London-based artist has come third on BBC Music's Sound of 2019, which is compiled using tips from critics, DJs and other music experts to showcase the best new talent for the new year.

    We tipped her here at MNL back in December as one of our Newbie Tuesdays.

    Her reputation as a singer-songwriter, overflowing with talent and emotion, has been growing since (real) tears streaked down her face in the video for Silence in 2017.

    Her voice is sometimes accompanied by piano, sometimes by sparse yet stirring studio sounds. Her tunes are heartfelt and often heartbreaking, but also reveal an inner steel that shows that she, and we, can heal in the end.

    "I never want to be a victim, and that's the main thing," she tells BBC News. "Of course there are sad subjects through all of my songs, but at the end of it I'm stronger than all of that."

    Read her chat with reporter Ian Youngs.

  16. A New MNL is Born

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    Good morning one and all and welcome back to a brand new day of all the music news you can handle.

    • The heartbreaking sound of number three in the BBC's Sound of 2019 is revealed
    • Rapper CupcaKKE releases a statement after her recent suicide scare
    • Stormzy has 'everything to prove' at Glastonbury
    • Kate Bush clears up reports of her political leanings
    • New music from Billie Eilish and Catfish and the Bottlemen

    We'll start with Lady Gaga and her massive pet chicken (pictured above) who received a best actress award on Tuesday night for A Star Is Born at the National Board of Review Awards in NYC.

    She's also just picked up a couple of major nominations on this side of the Atlantic which we'll tell you about shortly.

    We wish her the best of cluck...