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Music News: Fans try to stream Nelly out of debt with ‘Hot in Herre’ marathons

TMZ recently revealed that Nelly owes $2.4 million in federal and state taxes. SPIN reported the story with a headline based on the average Spotify payout for each song stream: “Nelly Needs At Least 287,176,547 ‘Hot In Herre’ Streams to Pay Off His IRS Debt.” The St. Louis rapper’s supporters took it from there. Tracking their music marathons with the hashtag #SaveNelly, fans have been playing “Hot In Herre” again and again and again. (Mashable)

In other streaming news, the price of paid services could be dropping. The standard price for paid streaming services is about ten dollars a month, but $120 a year is substantially more than the average consumer has historically paid for music, and some industry experts think that dropping the monthly price could increase the number of paid subscribers. Amazon and Pandora are both expected to experiment with monthly subscriptions at price points potentially as low as five dollars. (New York Times)

Prince’s first wife announces memoir

Mayte Garcia has announced that she will publish a memoir in April. The book will be called The Most Beautiful, a title that nods to “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” a song her ex-husband Prince wrote for her. Garcia was the first of Prince’s two wives; the couple were married from 1996 to 2000. (Pioneer Press)

New Beck vid

Whatever your expectations were, a new video for the Beck song “Wow” does not disappoint. As SPIN notes, the clip features “flowers with eyeballs, dancing children, and a melting white hand.”

Aphex Twin will play first U.S. show in eight years

Aphex Twin has been confirmed as part of the lineup for Houston’s Day for Night festival this coming December. The gig will be Aphex Twin’s first U.S. performance since Coachella 2008. (Billboard)

Hold Steady: Reissues coming

The Hold Steady have announced reissues of their first two studio albums: Almost Killed Me (2004) and Separation Sunday (2005). Both editions come out Nov. 11, and each will have bonus tracks including previously unreleased material. (Pitchfork)

Today’s Super Bowl halftime gossip

Okay, so we know the Super Bowl halftime performer won’t be Adele. Who will it be? Billboard has mysterious sources that say Lady Gaga is in talks to take the field this January.

Miguel gets sexy with Bey

For the movie Fifty Shades of GreyBeyoncé recorded a sultry remake of her own hit “Crazy in Love.” In a new trailer for the sequel Fifty Shades DarkerMiguel takes a turn with the song. (Billboard)