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Mariah Carey Joins Ciara And Meghan Trainor With New Record Contract

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Mariah Carey has officially signed a new deal with Epic Records, home of Meghan Trainor, Ciara, and Avril Lavigne. Billboard reported the exciting (for Mariah fans, at least) news this morning. “As first reported by Billboard on Jan. 30, the singer is reteaming with Antonio L.A. Reid for a multi-album deal that would begin with… Read more »

‘Take Me To Church’ Cover Goes Viral

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“Take Me To Church” has been a huge hit for Hozier, with the video making rounds on the web and earning praise for both the lyrics and the visuals. But it’s already getting a makeover of sorts by Ellie Goulding — who posted a cover of it on Soundcloud this week — and fans are… Read more »

‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Just Got Even Better [Video]

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is already drawing notoriety and it’s still almost two months away from the May 4 television premiere, according to Rolling Stone magazine. The HBO-produced documentary about Nirvana’s late lead singer has already debuted to sold-out showing at the Sundance and the True/False film festivals, but there may be even more… Read more »

Ariana Grande Compared To Christina Aguilera In Pittsburgh

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Ariana Grande has always been compared to Mariah Carey. However, she was compared to Christina Aguilera as well for her performance at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. In addition to the comparison, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also raved about Grande‘s singing. “Her vocals were airy and echoey, matching the high-pitched screams from the… Read more »

Metallica: Lars Ulrich Talks Down ‘Surprise iTunes Album’

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Metallica is reportedly either on the verge or in the midst of recording their new album – depending on who you believe – but Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, recently said that the band won’t be dropping a surprise album on iTunes without notice… or will they? Metallica hasn’t released an album since 2008’s Death Magnetic… Read more »

Iggy Azalea’s Great Escape As Tour Postponed As Rapper Quits Social Media

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Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has had to postpone her “Great Escape” tour for at least five months. This latest blow comes hot on the heels of Azalea withdrawing from social media and handing control of her accounts to her management representatives. According to the BBC her record company, Def Jam Records, released a statement confirming… Read more »

Rihanna And Beyoncé Are Spotify Queens Of Pop

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Rihanna and Beyoncé have broken many chart records over the past ten years and have dominated the pop music scene, along with Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Both Rihanna and Beyoncé now have something else they could brag about: Both of them have topped Spotify’s list of favorite female artists. We’ll let Rolling Stone explain…. Read more »

Katy Perry Boosts Norwegian Singer Aurora, Sings Like An Angel [Video]

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Katy Perry took to the Twittersphere recently after hearing 18-year-old Aurora Aksnes sing. She said the music makes her heart “a-flutter” and called her an “angel.” The young Norwegian singer who goes by the stage name Aurora hails from Os, near Bergen in Norway. When Perry heard the young girl sing her latest single “Runaway”… Read more »

Tom Hanks Stars In Carly Rae Jepsen Music Video – As Carly?

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Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has definitely played his share of iconic, memorable roles over the years. To say that Tom is a versatile actor could very well be considered one of the biggest understatements of all time. Forrest Gump. Saving Private Ryan. Philadelphia. Cast Away. Big. These are just some of the movies remembered decades… Read more »

Ed Sheeran Tickets Selling Out Fast, Listed For $20K On eBay

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If you haven’t heard of Ed Sheeran, all you need to do is take a look and listen to Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” video. Once you soak up the amazing vocals and lyrics, you’ll know why the world is in love with Ed. Edward Christopher Sheeran is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter born in Hebden Bridge, West… Read more »

Kendrick Lamar’s Sophomore Album May Break Twitter

Kendrick Lamar's Sophomore Album May Break Twitter When It Releases - Anticipation Already High

After Kendrick Lamar announced the release date of his sophomore album, Twitter jumped into a frenzy. Fans wonder how it will sound. If you have seen the recent trends on Twitter, Kendrick is among the top. Usually trends only last for so long, however this one has been maintaining momentum for a little while. Lamar’s… Read more »

Katy Perry Almost Flopped Like Janet Jackson At Super Bowl

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Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show was one of the most successful of all time. The New York Times described how Katy Perry blew away the audience. “During her 12 or so minutes on the University of Phoenix Stadium field on Sunday, she held her own, navigating a handful of her smashes and three wardrobe… Read more »

Mariah Carey Nemesis Ariana Grande Gets Mediocre Reviews In Chicago

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Poor Ariana Grande. She has just kicked off her new tour and the reviews have not been very positive. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Piet Levy of the Journal Sentinel thought Ariana Grande needed more practice. “But Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Grande faced one of the bigger tests of her career. The 21-year-old headlined… Read more »

Critics Appreciate Madonna’s ‘Heart’ More Than Her ‘Rebel’

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Before her computer was hacked, Madonna wanted to create a double album that would explore her rebellious side (Rebel) vs. her introspective side (Heart). Madonna talked more specifically about her plans to John Pareles of the New York Times. “One aspect was going to be a representation of the more rebellious, provocateur side of me,”… Read more »

Shania Twain’s First Tour In Eleven Years Will Be Her Last

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It has been 11 years since Shania Twain, one of the biggest names in country music, last went out on tour, reports People magazine. Add to that fact that Twain has announced that this will be her final tour and fans can expect a huge event, even without knowing that Shania has dubbed this final… Read more »

Noel Gallagher Flying High As He Slams The Entire Pop Industry

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It looks as though former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is on his way back to the top of the charts. Gallagher split from Oasis in 2009 after years of band in-fighting, often with his brother Liam Gallagher. Since the split, Noel has formed his own band, the High Flying Birds, and according to NME, it… Read more »

Beyonce Worked With Beck’s Father: What Would Kanye West Say?

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Kanye West certainly made Beyoncé look bad at the Grammys by almost interrupting the show when she didn’t win. If you don’t recall, Beck won Album of the Year with Morning Phase. Kanye West rushed to the stage and then turned back to avoid another situation like the one with Taylor Swift back in 2009…. Read more »