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Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Prince, Usher, Nicki Minaj, & More Come Together For One Amazing Tidal Charity Concert — Find Out How You Can See It From Home HERE!
Well this is going to be one heck of a show!
The Empire State of Mind's streaming service just announced Tidal X: 1020 Amplified by HTC to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 20 and will serve as the first in a series of charitable concerts!
Not only that but it's going to feature tons of top artists including
Rihanna Almost Put On A Free Concert During The Baltimore Protests After Freddie Gray's Death! Find Out Why It Didn't Happen!
This would have been AH-mazing!
Back in April, the city of Baltimore was experiencing protest in the wake of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of city police officers.
While many celebrities showed their support through social media, it's been reported that Rihanna wanted to hold a free concert for the city of Baltimore — and even walk with protesters!
Emails between RiRi's rep and the Baltimore police indicate that the 27-year-old tried to get extra police security at the request of the governor's office.
But a separate email chain between the former police commissioner and the mayor's rep suggest that the songstress's request was ultimately denied because "police are claiming they have no permit so it will not be allowed."
While the BBHMM singer's concert didn't get approved, Prince performed a Rally 4 Peace benefit show in Baltimore in early May.
We can only imagine if RiRi joined forces with Prince on stage, it would have been a concert of epic proportions!
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While director JJ Abrams didn't have any new footage from Episode 7, he did treat fans to a behind-the-scenes montage with a lot of familiar faces!
Among them, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. This was the first full look at Luke Skywalker's twin sister. Other highlights included Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o wearing a motion-capture headpiece, Star Trek actor Simon Pegg in a funky alien costume, and of course, Harrison Ford as the still-dashing Han Solo.
Harrison, in his first public appearance after a scary plane crash earlier this year, seemed especially reflective:
Prince Removes His Music From All Streaming Services Except TIDAL! But You Can Hear His New Song HERE!
Do you know who Prince is? Well, if you don't have TIDAL, that may change!
The artist has followed Taylor Swift in pulling his music from Spotify, but he's gone a step further.
While Tay gave Apple a stern talking to, Prince has removed his catalog from their streaming service as well.
The Purple One's music is now exclusively available on Jay Z's artist-centric streaming service.
The move won't be a surprise to Prince's Twitter followers, with whom the artist regularly shared his disgust over Spotify and other services:
Now, the tune Baltimore is released on SoundCloud, which according to a spokeswoman for the singer:
"Addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio-political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."
Last month, Freddie Gray died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody, igniting protests and riots in the city of Baltimore. Though the song is a call for peace and reflection, the singer declares in the lyrics:
"If there ain't no justice then there ain't no peace."
Check out the song (below) and listen to Baltimore!