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News Round-Up – 20th June, 2018

Lauryn Hill 20th-Anniversary Tour

Lauryn Hill announced that she’ll be going on a 20th anniversary tour of her album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill this year. Apart from scheduling a number of summer dates in the US, Lauryn Hill will also be visiting the UK and Europe in the fall. She will play in a few European countries, starting on the 15th of November in Norway. Before moving on to the UK she will also visit Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark and Sweden, followed by Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and London this November and December.  

Guest acts for Lauryn Hill’s 2018 tour have also been announced. The vast list includes Nas, Dave Chappelle, M.I.A., Santigold, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Shabazz Palaces, Dave East, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Patoranking, Tierra Whack, Protoje, Kelela, Victory, Raury and Iman Omari. The tour starts on the 5th of July in Virginia Beach.

Chaka Khan Shares New Music

A new song called ‘Like Sugar’ has been dropped by Chaka Khan as the first single from her upcoming album, marking the first new music in more than ten years from the artist following her 2007 record Funk This. The Queen of Funk teamed-up with former Major Lazer member and producer Switch for her newest song, which is also available in an extended mix and remix version. Listen to ‘Like Sugar’ below!

New Order Announce Tour

New Order announced North American tour, which will be spread across seven different dates in August, September and October. The band will play in St. Paul, Cleveland, Washington DC, Toronto, Long Beach to wrap the tour in Hawaii in Kahului and Honolulu. New Order’s latest album Music Complete came out in 2015.

Christina Aguilera Shares New Single

Christina Aguilera shared a new single from her recently released album Liberation. The song titled ‘Maria’ was produced by Kanye West, who was also a producer on Aguilera’s earlier single ‘Accelerate’ featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. ‘Maria’ and Liberation are available to stream now.

New Beyonce and Jay-Z album Hits Spotify and Apple Music

Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a surprise collaborative album this Saturday, which was initially exclusively available on Tidal. EVERYTHING IS LOVE by The Carters can be streamed now on Spotify Premium, Apple Music and other services.

The pair has also shared a video for their song ‘APESHIT’ which was filmed in the Louvre. Watch the video below.

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