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Beyonce Gives Away More Scholarships              

Remember those scholarships that Beyoncé gave away after her first Coachella performance last week? Just like she repeated her performance with enhancements for the desert fest, she also repeated her charitable feat – this time, with a little assistance from Google. 

Google’s philanthropic department, Google.org, announced that they’d match Bey’s $100-thousand dollar contribution so that four more HBCU students could get $25-thousand dollar scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. This time, the chosen schools are Texas Southern University, Fisk University, Grambling State University, and Morehouse College. They join Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee, and Bethune-Cookman. 

If Bey has her way, more schools will be able to give way scholarships because she issued a challenge to other businesses to invest in excellence through education. We’ll keep you posted… 

First Performers Announced For The Billboard Music Awards              

Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa are the first performers confirmed for this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which will air May 20th on NBC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

 Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with 15 nods each, with all three competing for the night’s big award, Top Artist, where they’ll also be up against Taylor Swift and Drake.

Lineup For The iHeartRadio Wango Tango Announced              

The 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango By AT&T is set for June 2nd at the all-new Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, and the lineup sure looks great. Aritsts confirmed for this year’s show include Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle Monáe and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic.

AT&T will livestream the concert for fans nationwide on ATT.com and Twitter, and the event will also broadcast live on HeartMedia radio stations throughout the country.

In addition, Freeform will broadcast a 90-minute television special devoted to the concert on June 3rd at 8 pm ET.

Music Quickie              Selena Gomez shaves part of her head:Selena Gomez just debuted a new hairdo. The singer, who’s currently in German, posted a photo showing her new buzzed, half-shaved undercut, writing, “Always need a subtle change. @puma Germany family time grateful for the welcome! Ed Sheeran doc sells to Apple: The Ed Sheeran documentary "Songwriter" has been sold to Apple, and it will get a a theatrical release, as well as a release on Apple’s multiple platforms. The doc, directedy by Ed's cousin Murray Cummings, follows the singer as he records his most recent album "Divide." The film premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

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