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Former musician Kanye West dropped the trailer to his much-anticipated IMAX gospel film "Jesus is King" on Friday.

The film is billed as a "one-of-a-kind experience" featuring songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album JESUS IS KING.

Jesus is King was filmed in the summer of 2019 and brings West's famed "Sunday Service" to life in visionary artist James Turrell's Roden Crater, a never-before-seen art installation in Arizona's Painted Desert.

The trailer opens with a graphic that appears to be golden steps leading up to a white obelisk as a Heavenly choir sings "Ohhhh! Saved by His Grace. It's in His will. His will."

The camera pans inside the white obelisk which is replaced by a blue background bearing a Bible verse.

"In the words of Jesus Christ, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel.' Mark 1:15."

West, who is on the autism spectrum, understands better than most that today's generation needs Jesus more than ever. He utilizes the power of imagery and art interacting with gospel music to reach the unwashed masses.

The film opens in IMAX theaters on October 25, 2019.

Limited tickets are on sale now at jesusisking.imax.com.
 

 

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Travis Scott's new track "Highest in the Room" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ending hip-hop singer Lizzo's reign at the top of the chart.

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Lizzo's best-selling single "Truth Hurts" spent six weeks at No. 1. Lizzo now drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

"Highest" is the 28-year-old mumble rapper's second #1 hit in his short career. The track was released as a standalone single.

"Highest" was featured in Kylie Jenner's Kybrow's makeup commercial in April. Fans accused Scott and Jenner of breaking up to boost interest in Scott's single. Apparently the stunt worked.

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Scott and Jenner share 20-month-old daughter Stormi.

In a recent interview Scott said he's taking his time recording his new album.

"I'm taking my time to come up with the next album," Scott told Billboard. "I'm always down to drop music and serve some packs to the fans. It's time for the fans to eat."

Lizzo, a 31-year-old Pisces, teamed up with pop singer Justin Timberlake to record a new tune.

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In August, the 38-year-old Aquarius shared a video that showed him and Lizzo in the studio making music together.

"I think she thought I was lying, but we got in and we got a couple of ideas," Timberlake told ET.

"I'm not going to tell you too much about what we did together in the studio. If she wants to tell you she can, but it's flames. It is so good. I am so excited about it."
 

Travis Scott - Highest in the Room

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Were you wondering whatever happened to hitmaker NE-YO? Well, he's back and ready for the holiday season with 5 newly-penned Christmas songs. The 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter celebrates the joyous season by releasing his first Christmas album, titled Another Kind Of Christmas (Motown Records/Compound Entertainment).

The album song list includes "Just Ain't Christmas" which NE-YO says captures the pain of a Christmas Eve break-up, while the playful double entendres of "Open Mine Tonight" explains what goes down after the kids go to bed.

The festive album also includes Christmas standards by superstar Stevie Wonder and the late singers Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Nat King Cole. Other collaborators include Candice Boyd, Satori, Dre Island, And RaVaughn.

NE-YO, a 39-year-old Libra, reimagined versions of Christmas classics – including "Someday At Christmas," a plea for peace written for Stevie Wonder during the Vietnam War. The song was covered by The Jackson 5 on their Motown Christmas album.

NE-YO also covers Marvin Gaye's "I Want To Come Home For Christmas," that was inspired by the plight of prisoners of war.

NE-YO says, of the album "See you this Holiday season and every holiday season after! Think you're gonna love it that much!"

Another Kind Of Christmas Track Listing

1. This Christmas
2. Talk About It
3. Carol Of The Bells feat. Candice Boyd
4. Open Mine Tonight
5. Just Ain't Christmas
6. Christmas Vibez feat. Satori and Dre Island
7. Merry Christmas Baby
8. I Want To Come Home For Christmas
9. The Christmas Song
10. Someday At Christmas feat. RaVaughn
11. It's For Everybody
 

NE-YO - "Just Ain't Christmas"

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Quality Control Records is celebrating the release of City Girls member J.T. from a Florida prison with a new track titled "First Day Out". The label dropped new music by the ex-convict beauty, pictured left, who was arrested for credit card fraud.

The 28-year-old rapper, who was born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, rushed into a studio to record her new single. She calls out her haters, issues threats to b*tches, and brags about getting bags.

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City Girls member Yung Miami, right, doesn't make an appearance on the track. She is currently pregnant with her second child and reportedly considering quitting the music biz after an attempt on her life at a Miami recording studio.
 

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YNW Melly's father, Donte "tha Gift" Taylor, dropped an emotional song defending the rapper who is locked up in Florida on double murder charges.

In the song, Donte said Melly didn't kill his friend. He regrets not being there for most of his son's childhood. "It was out of my hands," he said.

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Chester Jennings, aka Lyfe Jennings, provoked the #MeToo movement by recording his own version of R. Kelly's hit single "When A Woman's Fed Up". The song is sure to irk feminists since Lyfe appears to take R. Kelly's side in his ongoing sex cult drama.

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