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Yelawolf's 'Love Story' Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200....

Yelawolf's 'Love Story' Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200....

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2015  -- Love Story -- The second full-length major-label album from Yelawolf, enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart today at No. 3 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard R&b/Hip-hop albums chart. Released April 21st by Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope, Love Story earns the Alabama-born rapper his highest album chart position and best-selling album to date, with over 58,000 units sold in its first week. Yelawolf's previous album, 2011's Radioactive, debuted at No. 27 on the same chart. 

Love Story has also earned Yelawolf a host of positive reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his "stronger embrace of his Southern roots" and "slow-burn ballads," and The Boston Globe, who note that "if you scratch his songs' surfaces, you hear a smart, sensitive outsider searching for some solace. Many of the 18 tracks have an undeniable emotional pull." Genius called Love Story "the album of the year so far" and "one very original project with great genre mixing, amazing lyricism, and outstanding production."

Love Story was recorded largely at Nashville'sBlackbird Studio with executive producer Eminem and various other producers including Malay and Yelawolf's longtime collaborator WLPWR. Watch the videos for both "American You" HERE and "Till It's Gone," which has racked up more than 11 million views on YouTube, HERE.

Yelawolf will hit the road on May 1st for The Love Story tour, which kicks off at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI, and continues through June 27th at Knoxville, TN's The International. Dates are scheduled for Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH, May 15th) and The Soundset Festival (Minneapolis, MN, May 24th). All dates can be found at http://www.yelawolf.com/tour.

Rapper and Actor Ludacris Teams with Supermodel Chrissy Teigen to Host the 2015 Billboard Awards May 17....

Rapper and Actor Ludacris Teams with Supermodel Chrissy Teigen to Host the 2015 Billboard Awards May 17....

SANTA MONICA, CA – ABC and dick clark productions have announced that the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 17 at 8pm ET. The show will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts and biggest music stars.  TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen will host with hip-hop superstar and actor Ludacris, who returns to host for the second consecutive year and whose eighth studio album, “Ludaversal,” will be released tomorrow.

“If my extensive collection of all 53 ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year,” said Teigen.
 
“I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!” said Ludacris.
 
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalists were announced Tuesday, April 7 on “Good Morning America” by Ludacris and Pete Wentz. The two revealed a portion of the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalist categories.