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Charlie Puth Takes Aim at Justin Bieber While Performing his Selena Gomez Collaboration


Charlie Puth
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If you didn’t know by now, Charlie Puth is definitely #TeamSelena. Currently on his Nine Track Mind Tour, Charlie Puth shared some strong words for the Purpose singer the other night in Dallas. “F*ck you, Justin Bieber,” Puth shared with the Dallas crowd while performing his Selena Gomez collaboration ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’. Puth later tweeted that he was simply joking around and has nothing but great things to say about the ‘Love Yourself’ singer, but either way, he definitely got quite a positive reaction from his sold-out crowd in Texas.

Watch Puth call out the Biebs below and check out Puth’s tour dates and see if he is coming to a city near you.

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The Top 30 Tracks of 2015


Top 30 Tracks of 2015

Narrowing down 365 days of great music to a list of 30 records is near impossible, but we figured it out! With a lot of amazing tracks not making the cut, we have put together our list of the 30 best tracks of this past year. From epic collaborations to Soundcloud released diss records, our list has a little bit of everything. A few veterans dominated our list this year, but a lot of emerging artists found spots high on our list as well. We won’t spoil too much for you, check out the Top 30 Tracks of 2015 below and send us a tweet @TheEarlyReg to tell us what you think!

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The Top 30 Albums of 2015


The Top 30 Albums of 2015

Following an arguably weak year for albums, 2015 has seen a lot of great projects and many unexpected ones as well. While this year we saw the highly anticipated return of Adele, patient fans are still awaiting Frank Ocean’s sophomore album and Kanye West’s Swish. But where Frank and Kanye have left music fans hanging, new comers like Bryson Tiller, Alessia Cara, GoldLink, BOOTS, Halsey and more have put out some great albums to help kick off their relatively young careers. 2015 though was also a great year for some heavyweights, of course we’re referring to artists like Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar and even pop superstars like One Direction and Justin Bieber. In just one day, November 13th, the music world saw more great releases than it did in a span of months in 2014. Cheers to hoping 2016 delivers as well as 2015 did!

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Album Review: Purpose | Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber was thrust into fame at a young age and almost immediately became the poster-boy for YouTube discovered stardom. Clearly, no one taught him how to handle his jet-like propulsion into the spotlight of fame and let’s just say, mistakes were made. As it turned out, mistakes were also accompanied by pretty good music. Mega-hit, ‘Baby’ has long since had over a billion views on YouTube and ironically, the title of that song is not far removed from the descriptions many people have placed on him in the last half-decade. It seemed as though Bugatti Biebz would never escape the sonic purgatory that his music occupied, somewhere between Kidz Bop and early Justin Timberlake. Then he dropped a collection of perception-altering tracks with 2013’s, Journals.

Gone were the days of elementary infatuation songs and playground references. Bieber had started to link up with artists like R. Kelly, Lil Wayne and Future that carried with them more varied fan-bases and definitely helped open Bieber’s mind to creating more conceptual music. After a nearly two-year hiatus, while Bieber’s newest project, Purpose, isn’t necessarily a bursting through into adult-R&B conversations, it’s definitely another foot through the wall. Almost making his past musical endeavors a distant afterthought, this project focuses on repentance, change and love in a surprising and coherently adult way.

Much of this new direction is no doubt a symptom of collaboration efforts with Skrillex, Diplo and PooBear. Purpose, is an album that sonically seems concerned with weaving Bieber’s light R&B vocals between emotionally synthesized electronic dance music. It typically works too, although I don’t think Bieber comes across as earnestly as he intends. On album opener, ‘Mark My Words’ he starts things off by reaffirming his history and seemingly endless love for Selena Gomez. Bieber’s own voice is sampled in the background of the track and it sounds as though he is reaching for an all but lost love through his elevated falsetto.

How soon he asks us to forget about his past after just sinking in it himself. The second track, ‘I’ll Show You’ is a delicately-delivered ballad where Bieber writes off his own past as “nonsense”. He stresses the age old misconception that the pressure of fame are easy to deal with. It’s a story we have all heard before and his laments seem somewhat vague and confined to the outer layers rather than his deeper anxieties. The chorus fills the audible space with hi-hats and light which seems to be a common course for many of the project’s tracks to take. Verses pick apart the issues of his past and the choruses ring out as anthemic projections of his new direction.

After the first few tracks allow Bieber to get his vague apologies out to the omnipresent listener, rather than leaving the lyrical theme, they become more specifically targeted at love. His metaphors become the emotional void-fillers in his life on songs like ‘No Sense’ with Travis Scott where he compares his heart to a vacant house whenever the girl he’s with isn’t around. Immediately before this we get the slow-burn build of ‘No Pressure’ with Big Sean. The two artists adjust to indecisiveness over an acoustic guitar backed 90’s R&B instrumental where distant echoes of Ginuwine’s classic, ‘Differences’ can be heard. This two-step of mixed-emotions in these back to back tracks creates a consistent tone. Bieber just gets done telling the receiver of his affection that she can take her time and then says that it doesn’t make any sense for them to be apart because his life is meaningless without her.

The follow-up track, ‘The Feeling’ featuring Halsey emphasizes just how foreign true love is to a person who seemingly missed the last part of growing up due to his fame-induced life. He can’t recognize love, but he is aware of the fact that it eludes him. The picture starts to come together, forming a much more matured and aware person because of the fact that he is finally asking these questions about love rather than just taking things for face-value. He follows the formula of giving self-advice based on his new view of himself and asking for acceptance for the rest of the album. Verses build to highly-produced choruses that manage to never sound too commercial.

Looking back on Bieber’s journey through fame and the fact that it seemed to culminate to this album, I definitely think it serves it’s purpose of reinvention without ever fully occupying the depth of emotion he reaches for. It provides enough poppy-highs and soothing lows to satisfy any Belieber and is potentially grown enough to draw in fans that had him written off since the beginning. Though much the songwriting leaves something be desired this new Bieber is a more honest and compassionate Bieber, finally able to pull us along on the journey away from his misguided youth.


Justin Bieber Announces Huge 58-Date North American Tour


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Next year, in support of his forthcoming album Purpose (which releases in just a couple days), singer Justin Bieber will be heading on a massive 58-date North American tour. Similarly titled, the Purpose Tour, Bugatti Biebs will kick off the tour March 9th in Seattle and the tour will run well into July as he will end things on the east coast at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden. Pretty much, if you don’t live in the middle of nowhere, there is a good chance that Justin is coming to a city near you!

Bieber is no stranger to controversy as of late, but there is no better way of saying ‘Sorry’ than a huge live tour. American Express card holders will be able to purchase advance tickets for the U.S. shows starting November 16th-19th. General ticket sales for all shows will begin Friday, November 20th at 10 a.m. local time at AEGLive.com.

Check out the full tour dates below.

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Mike Posner Talks New Album and Being Shelved by RCA


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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

In a new interview with Billboard, singer Mike Posner helped answer the question of “what happened to Mike Posner’s sophomore album?” For the past few years fans have awaited and anticipated Mike Posner’s sophomore efforts. First came talks of Mike’s sophomore album Sky High, then momentum shifted towards the release of Pages, another sophomore album from the ‘Cooler Than Me’ singer. “I could probably put out Sky High and Pages, but that music is no longer current to me”, Mike told Billboard. “It’s no longer true to me. It’s true to who I was then, but the music I’m writing now is true to who I am now, and I wanted to make a new, third album. And hopefully this one comes out.”

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Justin Bieber Apologizes to the World


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Justin Bieber went on “Fahlo” last night to apologize for his arrogant behavior in the past year and a half, explaining, “I’m not who I was pretending to be.” In the dark (in lighting and in content) video, Bieber tells the world in a sincere apology, “I’m not that person to say I don’t give a f*ck. I’m not that kid.” We can’t speak for everyone, but we forgive you Bieber. Sure, the kid (man) has done some dumb stuff at times but lets not forget that anything even kind of bad that he does, every media outlet is all over it. What people also forget is all the good that Bieber does. The Biebs holds the record for granting the most wishes (all-time) for the Make a Wish Foundation. I am pretty sure that trumps all the “bad” stuff he has ever done. Check out the full apology below.

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10 Rappers/Singers Supporting the Chicago Blackhawks


In honor of hockey returning this week and the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 overtime win tonight against the Dallas Stars, we have compiled a list of some of your favorite rappers and singers rocking some Blackhawks swag. Not sure how many are die hard fans or how many just enjoy the style of the sickest jersey in sports, but either way, enjoy.

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Musicians Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge


In the past week, a ton of musicians have stepped up to show their support in the fight against ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that causes pain and loss for too many families across the nation. We took the liberty of compiling a list of some of our favorite musicians showing their support.

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