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Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal’ Faces Investigation for Faking Listener Numbers

Jay-Z’s music streaming service Tidal is reportedly under investigation in Norway over allegations that the company faked listener numbers. The extent of the faked numbers could allegedly involve hundreds of millions of false plays of albums from major artists like Beyonce.

Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Kendrick Lamar Tops Grammy Nominations, Taylor Swift Snubbed

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.

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Jay-Z Admits to Rejecting Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rapper Jay-Z appears to have publicly admitted that he rejected the NFL’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Except, he didn’t do it in a press conference, he did it in a song.

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Donald Trump Blasts ‘Filthy’ Jay-Z

“His language was so filthy, that it made me look like the most clean-cut human being on earth,” Trump said, recalling a campaign rally that the rapper did with Clinton. “He would stand up before those crowds and he would use the F-word and Hillary would sit back and say, ‘Hey, Oh, I’m in trouble.’”

The Recording Academy and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

Recording Academy Boss Says Women Need to ‘Step Up’ After ‘Grammys So Male’ Backlash

While the 60th Grammy Awards heavily promoted gender politics, from stars wearing white roses as a show of solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movements to the pro-Dreamers speech from singer Camila Cabello to singer Janelle Monae’s “Time’s Up” speech, only one female performer took home a major award.

Kendrick Lamar, center, performs at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off Grammys with Politically-Charged Performance

The 60th annual Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday night with a politically-charged musical performance by California rapper Kendrick Lamar who sang his hit song “XXX,” as waving American flag filled giants screens above him and military fatigue-clad background dancers marched behind him.