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The Director Of Britney Spears’s Las Vegas Residency Spills New Deets About The Show

“It’s pieces of her imagination, pieces of her dreams & pieces of her life.”

We are just hours away from the world premiere of Britney Spears‘s music video for her new single Work Bitch (which will debut on The CW tonight) and while we wait for that video to drop and, therefore, change the world, we are learning today a bit more about her upcoming concert residency in Las Vegas, NV titled Britney: Piece of Me. The director of the show, Baz Halpin, sat down with Billboard magazine to dish a bit about the show. In the interview excerpted below, Halpin talks about the inspiration behind the show and shares some details about what we can expect when Britney: Piece of Me kicks off in December. More »

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YouTube Is Launching Its Own Awards Show

Here Comes the YouTube Music Awards

Because there can never be enough awards shows comes news today that the online video streaming site YouTube is launching its own music awards show set to debut in November. The first annual YouTube Music Awards will announce the 2013 nominees on October 17 and the awards themselves will be handed out at a 90-minute ceremony in NYC, NY on November 3. The awards show will be broadcast live on YouTube, naturally, and will be made available for viewing afterward for the people who can not or choose not to watch the 90-minute show live at the appointed time. Eminem and Lady Gaga have agreed to perform and Jason Schwartzman will host. More »

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First Listen: Christina Aguilera’s New Song ‘We Remain’ Leaks To The Internets

From the soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Last week we learned that Christina Aguilera recorded a song titled We Remain for the forthcoming soundtrack to the sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. As you may recall, we got to sample a very short snippet of the song but today, we get to hear the song IN FULL. The first single from the Catching Fire soundtrack is Atlas, recorded by Coldplay but now that we know that Xtina‘s single has its own cover art, it’s likely it will be released officially as the second single. Click below to have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Katy Perry’s New Song ‘Walking On Air’ Hits The Internets

Paging CeCe Peniston
Bringing The 90's Back

Katy Perry won’t be releasing her new album Prism until later on this month but thus far we’ve gotten to hear two songs in full from the album (Roar and Dark Horse) and today we get to hear a third. Perry‘s newest song Walking On Air has leaked its way online for our listening pleasure. As I understand it, Katy was inspired by CeCe Peniston‘s 1991 song Finally and it sounds like Swedish producer Klas Åhlund (who has worked with Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Robyn) helped her achieve that sound. Click the embed above to hear Walking On Air in full and see what you think. Personally, I kind of like it. I may not be the biggest Katy Perry fan but I can appreciate her homage to one of the greatest pop songs of the 90′s. What do you think?

Bonus: Click below to see the video for CeCe Peniston‘s classic song Finally and be reminded of just how amazing that song still is. More »

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30-Second Clips From Miley Cyrus’s New Album ‘BANGERZ’ Hit The Internets

The Album Sounds ... Interesting

We are still a week away from the release of Miley Cyrus‘s new album BANGERZ which, as you may recall, Miley is really hoping will be an impactful and memorable album. Today, ahead of the album’s release, we get to hear 30 second clips of each of the 16 songs included on the deluxe version of BANGERZ. The clips have been posted for streaming online so that fans can get a taste of the music before they shell out the bucks to buy the album. I’ve listened to the clips a few times now and I have to say … I’m not really that impressed. Granted, it’s difficult to judge a full some from just a 30 second clip but based on what I’ve heard thus far, I don’t think BANGERZ will have the memorable impact that Cyrus is hoping for. More »

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Lady Gaga Says Jeff Koons Is Making A Sculpture Of Her For The ‘ARTPOP’ Cover

Another Collab With A Cultural Phenom

We learned a while back that Lady Gaga‘s new album/app/experience ARTPOP would feature multiple collaborations with renowned artist from all over. So far, we’ve seen her work with legendary photographers Inez & Vinoodh as well as performance artist Marina Abramović. As the release date for ARTPOP approaches, we have some new deets about the album, including the cover art which will apparently feature the work of American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Click inside for more!
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Listen: Ariana Grande Is Working On Xmas Music

A new album on the way?
All I Want for Xmas is Ariana

Ariana Grande has been referred to as the second coming of Mariah Carey (and her performance of Mimi‘s Xmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You, featured in the embed above, is a perfect example of why) and later this year, she may follow in Carey‘s footsteps with the release of her very own Xmas album. Ariana tweeted the following earlier this week …

Also recorded my 1st of a few Christmas songs for this year! Back to work, much to look forward to.. Love you! Go to sleep smiling tonight X

… and I’m PRAYING that she releases a studio version of All I Want For Christmas. If Grande is serious about snatching Mimi‘s wig, she’s going about it all the right ways. I have to admit, I really dig Ariana‘s new album and yes, I think it really does sound like a Mariah Carey album so … I’m willing to see what she’s got planned for Xmas … are you? As for her cover of Mimi‘s Xmas song above, do you like it as much as I do?

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Miley Cyrus Wants Her Album ‘BANGERZ’ To Be As Perfect As Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Album

"I have to make sure every detail is perfect."

Earlier this week we got our first look at Miley Cyrus on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine and since that time, bit of her interview have been making their way online (for example, Miley refers to marijuana as the “best drug on earth”, she claims she dislikes cocaine cuz it’s “so dark” and is quite fond of “happy drug” MDMA). Among her more interesting interview quotes is her desire for her new album BANGERZ to be a perfect album … she wants it to be as “dope” as Michael Jackson‘s Bad album. HMMM. Click below to read all about it. More »

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First Listen/OMG: Kanye West And Joaquin Phoenix Co-Produced This Dope New Pusha T Song

That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Y'all Ain't Ready...

First of all, Pusha T is about to take over the game and it’s gonna be real awkward. Literally everyone, everywhere is predicting that his album My Name Is My Name is going to be the best [rap] album of the year. “Highly-anticipated” doesn’t even begin to describe the hype surrounding this collection and I’m pretty psyched for him. Now, here’s the crayest thing ever: somehow, some way, Oscar-nominee and celebrated actor Joaquin Phoenix ended up on what will surely be one of the biggest albums of the year. Y’all remember when he wanted to be a rapper, right? LMAO, well, it looks like he decided to do some things on the producing end instead. He and Kanye West (who went on the biggest rant ever about how Pusha T is that ISH) co-produced Pusha‘s new single King Push, and you can check out the song + visuals above. I cannot get over the Joaquin factor, but I’m definitely psyched for this album’s release.

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Mariah Carey, Nas, And Jermaine Dupri Hit Up The Studio Together

Make It Last Forever, Le Deux?

A little while back Mariah Carey pushed back the release of her new album, but it looks like fans have some seriously hot tracks to look forward to. We love Mariah‘s Instagram account, because– even when she’s just sharing a picture of her with Dem Babies in bed– the diva quality comes through. But she also loves to share pics of her studio life, and this new picture is worth a thousand radio plays (probably more)! Click inside for a better look!
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