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An Evening With Small Pools

The TV Guide

Last night I made my way to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA to see what looks to be my last concert of 2013. Over the summer, I saw the Aussie band San Cisco in concert at the Echoplex and was very pleasantly surprised by the opening band Small Pools. I was so impressed by the band that I downloaded their EP on the spot. I found out a month or so ago that Small Pools would be playing a headlining show in December and last night was the night. The Troubadour is one of my fave concert venues on Earth so it was really fun getting to see my fave new LA band play a show there. More »

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Watch: Beyoncé Is All Over My Boyfriend/Her Husband In The ‘Drunk In Love’ Video

We Also Have The Full Video For 'Mine' Featuring Drake!
Bey & Jay Do It On The Beach

Yesterday King Beyoncé made the rest of the world look pretty lame when– practically out of nowhere– she released a brand, spankin’ new album titled Beyoncé. Oh, and then she shared previews of all of the videos from said album. And then we found out that the album had sold 80,000 copies in all of three hours. We now have two full videos to enjoy, one of which I really, really hate. But I love it… but I hate it. She and Jay Z are so effing hot in the Drunk In Love video (and his verse is so sickeningly dope… as is her voice), it almost makes me not jealous at all. Almost. But yeah, I LOVE this song. Peep the video above for more and click inside to watch the amazing visuals for Mine, featuring ya boy Drizzy Drake!
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Beyoncé Sold 80,000 Copies Of Her Surprise Album In The First 3 Hours Of Its Release

She Generated 1.2 Million Tweets in the first 12 Hours

From the moment that Beyoncé released her surprise Visuals album titled Beyoncé last night, fans from around the world started downloading the album in droves. Billboard magazine is reporting today that Bey managed to sell 80,000 copies of her new album in just the first three hours of its release … and the album just keeps selling. Queen B coming hard for the #1 spot atop the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart next week. Additionally, we learn that Beyoncé‘s album release managed to generate 1.2 million tweets in the past 12 hours. CLEARLY, the only thing that everyone is talking about today is the ruler of all things, Beyoncé Knowles. More »

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First Look: Britney Spears Releases A First Trailer For Her Documentary Film ‘I Am Britney Jean’

"The World Is Watching"
Exclusive Movie Event

Our dear Britney Spears is still doing her best, I suppose, to promote the recent release of her new album Britney Jean as well as the forthcoming debut of her Las Vegas residency show Britney: Piece of Me with the release today of a first trailer for her upcoming documentary film I Am Britney Jean. As you may recall, we learned last month that Britney teamed up with E! to produce a 2-hour documentary chronicling the recording of her album and rehearsals for her Vegas show, set to air on E! on December 22. Click the video embedded above to get your first look at this exciting new doc. I Am Britney Jean will air exactly one week before the first performance of Piece of Me will take place in LV. Can’t wait.

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First Listen: Lorde Releases A New Single Titled ‘No Better’

Do try to tear yourself away from the new Beyoncé album for a sec ...

Lest you think that Beyoncé is the only artist dropping surprise new music on the world today, comes news that newcomer Lorde has also released a bit of new music as well. After the very successful and critically-acclaimed release of her debut album Pure Heroine, Ms. Lorde has dropped today a new single titled No Better. The song sounds like it would be right at home on her album so I’m guessing that maybe it’s an outtake song that just didn’t make the final cut. That said, I love it. Click below to hear No Better in full and see if you love it, too. More »

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Watch: Preview All 17 Music Videos Included On Beyoncé’s *Just Released* Visual Album

“I see music”

Last night Beyoncé dropped a surprise self-titled Visual Album that includes 14 new songs and 17 music videos. As a courtesy to her loyal fans, Bey has released 30-second snippets from each of the music videos included on the album. As you can see below, each of the songs is represented in vastly different ways. Click below to get a taste of each of the visual versions of Bey‘s new songs PLUS videos for 3 extra songs not included on the album Beyoncé. More »

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Surprise! Beyoncé *Just* Released An ENTIRE New Album

Like, It's Already OUT!

Earlier this year we heard rumblings that Beyoncé might possibly release a new album by the end of this year but as the months ticked away and no album announcement came, fans started to believe that the album would come sometime in 2014. Just this week, the CEO of Bey‘s record label promised that her new album “obviously” was on the way but he gave no indication as to when it might come out. Last night, at just before midnight Eastern Time, Beyoncé went ahead and released in full her 5th album — titled Beyoncé — which features 14 songs (with guest performances by Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and Blue Ivy Carter!) and 17 music videos. Yes, there’s a music video for each of the songs included on the album as well as 3 extra videos for the singles that Bey released this year. BEYONCÉ JUST RELEASED A BRAND NEW ALBUM, LIKE, JUST NOW AND IT’S OUT AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT NOW AND LOOOOOOVE IT!!! More »

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Watch (And Cringe): Mariah Carey Has A ROUGH Time Singing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ In Washington DC

All Mimi wants for Xmas is a RE-DO
"It is what it is, Santa"

My homie Matt posted this video on Oh No They Didn’t! but it’s too good not to share with all y’all, as well. We all know that Mariah Carey has a stunningly powerful voice but even the best singers can have a bad night. Oof. At the taping of the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC last week, Mimi had a RRRRROUGH time signing her holiday classic All I Want for Christmas Is You. As you can painfully hear in the video embedded above, MC had a hard time hitting some of her more challenging notes thruout the song. At about the 3:24 mark of the video, you can tell that Mariah was mortified when her voice cracked. After she was finished, she even says aloud that she wishes she could get a “re-do” and sing the song all over again … but ultimately she realizes, “it is what it is”. Mimi may be fabulous most of the time but as you can clearly see, she’s only human. Check out the video and see what you think of Mimi‘s imperfect performance.

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Here Are My 5 Biggest Guilty Pleasure Tracks Of 2013

Throwback Thursday Says DON'T Judge Me

It’s that time of the year, folks! 2013 is almost DUNZO and I can’t believe we are actually approaching 2014. One thing I love about the end of the year is the part where we get to look back at all of the music, movies, and madness that defined the past 12 months. We’ve heard some funky mash-ups of some of the year’s biggest pop tracks and on this very special Throwback Thursday I’m looking back at some of those songs that I’m a wee bit embarrassed to say I fell in lurve with. So 1.) Don’t you dare judge me, and 2.) click inside for more!

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Watch: Metallica Set A World Record By Playing A Concert On The Continent Of Antarctica

#FreezeEmAll

The Heavy Metal band Metallica set a Guinness World Record this weekend by becoming the first band to perform a concert on all 7 continents in the span of one year. Before Sunday, the band had performed concerts in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. On Sunday, the band traveled to the 7th continent of Antarctica to perform their Freeze ‘Em All show in front of a select group of very lucky fans, fans who literally traveled to the ends of the Earth to see their favorite band perform. Click below to see some photos from this very special show, read some deets about the performance and watch the Freeze ‘Em All concert performance IN FULL! More »

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