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Justin Timberlake Sells His Entire Music Catalog For ‘$100m’

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Justin Timberlake’s entire song catalog has been sold.

Timberlake sold his music to the London-based firm Hipgnosis Song Management, joining a growing trend of musicians selling the rights to their music for millions of dollars.

According to Hipgnosis CEO Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis Management purchased all of the singer’s copyrights on tracks he wrote or co-wrote on Thursday, May 26.

Songs purchased include “SexyBack,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and “Mirrors.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, the music catalog was purchased for $100 million.

Timberlake has been singing for the past two decades, after becoming famous in 1995 as a member of the boy band N-SYNC.

Following the group’s success, he embarked on a solo career that included five studio albums and 40 singles.

The agreement only covers Timberlake’s publishing rights, so it only includes songs that he co-wrote.

“They’re looking to be put in a position where they can make music for pure purposes going forward based on what they want to do, as opposed to what they have to do for money.”

“I am excited to be partnering with Merck and Hipgnosis — he values artists and their creative work and has always been a strong supporter of songwriters and storytelling,” said Timberlake in a press release Thursday. “I look forward to entering this next chapter.”

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Suspect Arrested In Lil Tjay Shooting

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Lil Tjay.

Mohamed Konate of New York was taken into custody on Wednesday and is facing three counts of first-degree attempted murder, along with armed robbery and weapons charges, announced the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lil Tjay, whose real name is Tione Merritt, was shot multiple times during the attempted robbery. Police responded to 911 calls just after midnight on Wednesday about a shooting at a Chipotle restaurant at City Place at the Promenade in Edgewater, New Jersey, where they discovered Merritt with multiple gunshot wounds and one of his associates, Antoine Boyd, with a single gunshot wound.

Konate had attempted armed robbery against the three men when the shooting occurred, according to an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Edgewater Police Department. Boyd, along with Jeffrey Valdez, were with Tjay when the shooting occurred and were arrested and charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to TMZ, Tjay underwent emergency surgery for his injuries. His condition has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.

In the wake of the shooting, Lil Tjay’s peers including Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry, French Montana, and Rubi Rose have shared their support for the “Calling My Phone” rapper.

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Brandy Signs With Motown Records

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Brandy is joining the Motown family.

As she gets ready to embark on the next chapter of her career, the R&B icon has inked a partnership with Motown Records.

Brandy is currently putting the finishing touches on her eighth full-length studio album and Motown Records debut, her first album in two years, described as her “boldest, biggest, and best era yet.”

“Brandy is one of the most prolific voices in the history of music,” Motown CEO and Chairwoman Ethiopia Habtemariam said in a statement. “Her contribution to R&B continues to influence newcomers and contemporaries around the world. We are ecstatic to welcome Brandy to the Motown family and eager to join her in making musical history.”

Brandy joins the iconic label, home to acts including Diddy, Lil Baby, Erykah Badu, and City Girls.

“Thank you God. I’m so excited for this beautiful journey @motown,” she tweeted.

Brandy’s previous album, 2020’s B7, was released independently via her label Brand Nu through eOne.

To celebrate the announcement, Brandy delivered a special performance of her B7 track “Rather Be” for COLORSxSTUDIOS in honor of Black Music Month.

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“Until His VGMA Plaque Got Missing, I Didn’t Know Ras Kuuku” : Joe Mettle

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Despite the perceived popularity of reggae-dancehall artist Ras Kuuku in Ghana, gospel artist Joe Mettle has revealed that he never knew him.

According to him, he only got an idea of whom Ras Kuuku was after news broke about his missing Vodafone Ghana Music Awards plaque in 2020.

In a conversation with Andy Dosty, Joe Mettle who won the VGMA Artist of the year award in 2017, stated that he never knew Ras Kuuku and wouldn’t have known him if his plaque had not reportedly gone missing.

“I didn’t know Ras Kuuku until his award got missing.”

Ras Kuuku’s plaque going missing was big news considering the fact that it was the first time such news was being reported.

Subsequently, it was found.

Since then, Ras Kuuku and Joe Mettle have been having a back and forth. When Joe Mettle was nominated for the Reggae-Dancehall category for the previous VGMAs, Ras Kuuku went mad.

He stated that the gospel artist did not qualify to be in such a category. In response, Joe Mettle had said that Ras Kuuku would get over it after a while.

“if he were also nominated, they would do the same to him, so it’s a regular thing, and I wouldn’t expect less.

“The point is, no matter who appears in the category, there have been years where people are said not to deserve to be in a particular category; every year, it does come up, so I don’t feel like this is new in terms of how some people feel.”

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