FYI/TMI: Alicia Keys Added To Super Bowl Lineup, Jerry Seinfeld Teams With Wale
(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Keys Added To Super Bowl Lineup
GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys is set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3, according to a Billboard.biz report. It will mark Keys' third Super Bowl appearance, the most in the event's history. GRAMMY winner Beyoncé will be the featured performer during the halftime show. In other news, GRAMMY winner Prince will receive the 2013 Billboard Icon Award during the annual Billboard Music Awards on May 19 in Las Vegas.
Hilco Acquires HMV Debt
Following last week's news regarding struggling UK entertainment retailer HMV, retail investment and advisory company Hilco UK has acquired the company's more than $280 million in debt, according to a Financial Times report. Further details on the acquisition were not revealed, but the deal places Hilco in control of HMV's retail operations, effective immediately. Hilco previously purchased HMV Canada's 121 stores for $3.2 million in 2011.
Seinfeld To Collaborate With Wale
Stop, collaborate and listen: GRAMMY-nominated comedian Jerry Seinfeld is teaming with current 55th GRAMMY-nominated rapper Wale for what is sure to be a hip-hop comedy bomb of a release. According to a report, the pair is working on a follow-up to Wale's 2008 "Seinfeld"-themed mixtape, Mixtape About Nothing. "Wale called me, he came to my show [and] we hung out a little bit," revealed Seinfeld in an interview. "I listened to his music, I liked it," said Seinfeld, whose wife is a fan of Wale. For Seinfeld, a hip-hop collaboration is likely a dream come true. The comedian admitted to once approaching Sean "Diddy" Combs about working together. While details on a release date were not revealed, naturally we're wondering if there's a place for a group of Nazi guest appearances.