2017 BET Awards

Billboard Bits: Chris Brown, Sergio Mendes, Nylon Tour

Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3.

Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3. The disc will contain several new songs, including the upcoming single "Forever," as well as a bonus DVD with footage from Brown's "Up Close & Personal" tour.

"Forever" was produced by Polow Da Don; Brown is scheduled to shoot the accompanying video in early April. "Exclusive" has already sold 1.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In other news, Brown has also finished the video for his third single, "Take You Down." The clip was directed by Harvey White and boasts footage filmed in Nashville during the tour. The clip hits mainstream video channels this week.

-- Hillary Crosley, N.Y.






Brazilian music icon Sergio Mendes' latest album, "Encanto," will feature collaborations with Juanes, Brazilian artists Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata, Fergie and Natalie Cole, among others. Concord Records and Starbucks Entertainment will release the set June 10 to Starbucks locations and other music retailers.

Mendes, who released the Latin Grammy-winning album, "Timeless," via the companies' Hear/Concord venture in 2006, recorded four Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions for the new album, including "Agua de Beber," with previous collaborator will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Other guest artists on the album include Ledisi, Herb Alpert and original Brasil 66 singer Lani Hall, and Italian rapper Jovanotti.

"Timeless" sold 208,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Ayala Ben-Yehuda, L.A.






She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet and Nylon Magazine have all joined forces for the publication's first music tour, to kick off May 8 in Anaheim, Calif. The Virgins and Switches have also signed on for the 36-date stint.

Tickets for the Nylon Magazine Music Tour go on sale March 28 via Live Nation. Dates run through June 21, stopping off at House of Blues venues in several cities.

Here are the Nylon Magazine Music Tour dates:

May 8: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
May 9: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
May 10: San Diego (House of Blues)
May 12: Denver (Gothic Theatre)
May 13: Kansas City, Mo. (The Beaumont club)
May 15: Austin, Texas (Stubb's Bar-B-Q)
May 16: Dallas (House of Blues)
May 17: Houston (Meridian)
May 18: New Orleans (House of Blues)
May 20: Tampa, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
May 21: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution)
May 22: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
May 23: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse)
May 24: Asheville, N.C. (The Orange Peel)
May 25: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
May 27: Baltimore (Ram's Head Live)
May 28: New York (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)
May 30: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 31: Philadelphia, Pa. (The Fillmore at TLA)
June 1: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)
June 2: Montreal (Club Soda)
June 4: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
June 5: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
June 6: Cleveland (House of Blues)
June 7: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
June 9: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
June 10: Indianapolis (The Vogue)
June 11: St Louis (The Pageant)
June 12: Chicago (House of Blues)
June 13: Milwaukee (Turner Hall Ballroom)
June 14: Minneapolis (Fine Line Music Cafe)
June 17: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 18: Seattle (The Showbox)
June 19: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
June 20: San Francisco (The Fillmore)
June 21: Los Angeles (The Wiltern Theatre)

-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.