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Erykah Badu drops “Hello” from new mixtape

Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 have teamed up for “Hello,” a track from Badu’s telephone-themed mixtape “But You Cain’t Use My Phone.” Related: Erykah Badu talks new mixtape, "brilliant genius" Drake Earlier in the month, we heard “Phone Down,” a track about a woman being so captivating that her aura transcends our digital need to stare at our phones.

Listen: Chance the Rapper collabs with brother on new track

Chance the Rapper isn't the only M.C. in his family. After releasing his upcoming debut album's first single, "Happy Place," earlier in the month, Chance The Rapper's brother Taylor Bennett has given hip-hop fans another reason to take notice with his new, Chance-featured single "Broad Shoulders." Related: Our photos of Chance the Rapper's show at the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday.

Record industry looks to Adele’s “25” for year-end boost

By: The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hello, it's Adele, and she's going to give the music industry a much-needed boost this year with "25." The singer's hotly anticipated album is projected to sell over a million units in its debut week after it is released Friday, helping the ailing record business in the final quarter of the year.

Adam Sandler performs new version of “The Chanukkah Song”

Adam Sandler made a surprise performance during Judd Apatow's stand-up show at Carnaegie Hall on Saturday. Sandler, who rarely performs live, did a brief tribute to Chris Farley and sang a medley of his songs, including a fourth iteration of "The Channukah Song." As per custom, Sandler name-checks a new host of celebrities in the song, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drake and Scarlett Johannson.

Justin Bieber announces massive new tour, Denver date

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber will mark a comeback on the road with a 58-city tour in 2016. Related: Bieber commended for swift janitorial work The pop star announced his "Purpose World Tour" on Wednesday, which kicks off on March 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and wraps in New York City at Madison Square Garden on July 18, 2016.

Watch: Nathaniel Rateliff plays Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show”

The late-night television trifecta is complete. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have appeared on Fallon, Conan and now, Colbert. No apologies for those fans expecting for an encore performance of "S.O.B." Instead, on Monday night, the Stax-signed act flexed their muscles on their debut album's opening track, "I Need Never Get Old." The cohesive display from some Denver's proudest musical sons captured a time when an 8-track was a distant idea.