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Beyoncé Shares Photos Of Rehearsals For Her Super Bowl Half-Time Performance

Plus-- Do We Have The Destiny's Child Set List As Well?

As we all know, Beyoncé is gearing up for her performance at Super Bowl XLVII… and so are we. As if Beyoncé‘s performance wasn’t reason enough to tune in, we also learned a little while back that Destiny’s Child will be reuniting on stage as well… which is insane, and we are not worthy! Recently, Bey took to Instagram to share some pictures of herself in rehearsal, and things are looking pretty hot. Also, Us Magazine claims to have the coveted set list for the Destiny’s Child performance. Click inside for more!
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Depeche Mode Announce The Release Of A NEW Album

'Delta Machine' is out in March

Depeche Mode is BACK with a new album due out on March 26 … you may commence your joyous celebrations now. The album, Delta Machine, will be preceded by a music video for the first single Heaven, due out a week from tomorrow on February 1. Now, if YOU are as big a DM fan as I am then you have already gotten your breeches all riled up so I’m sure that all of this info is very good news for you. Click below to learn a bit more about all of this new Depeche Mode music (including the album tracklist) and rejoice … we will be hearing it very, very soon! More »

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Here Are 15 Reasons Why A New Aaliyah Album Would Be Awesome, But Somewhat Unnecessary

'Throwback Thursdays,' Baby Girl Style

Last week we had our first installment of Throwback Thursdays, and it was a total blast. We celebrated the return of Destiny’s Child with some of their biggest hits, and a few days later we got some new Kelly Rowland music. We also recently got new music from Aaliyah, and I was reminded of a post I’d planned to write ages ago when we first started hearing rumors (conflicting and otherwise) about the new Aaliyah project. When we counted down some of Mariah Carey’s greatest hip-hop hits, I asked PITNBR nicole (who is, like, a super-fan to no end) to help me out with a similar post for Aaliyah.  Like most fans of her music, I love hearing the previously unreleased songs, and I even liked that track with Drakebut I love, love, love having an excuse to go back and listen to the throwback jams. And when Solange covered that Nicole Wray song earlier this week I said it was def time to re-live and re-lurve the days when Timbaland, Missy Elliot, and Aaliyah ruled the world, so let’s get to it! Click inside to celebrate the very best of the late, great Baby Girl!
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Frank Ocean’s Next Single Will Be ‘Super Rich Kids,’ Featuring Earl Sweatshirt

Hells Yeah

Just the other day Big Boi jumped on Frank Ocean‘s Pink Matter, igniting rumors of an Outkast reunion (which Andre 3000 quickly shot down). I was so psyched to hear what was, technically, new music from Frank because I luuuurve him and Channel Orange is everything. Plus, Frank‘s up for six Grammy Awards, so it’s nice to see that the he’s continuing to get some much-deserved buzz. Now, for the best news ever: Super Rich Kids (featuring Earl Sweatshirt) has been confirmed as Frank‘s next single!  This one is absolutely one of my fave songs on Channel Orange so I’m pretty pumped. Click inside for more!
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Watch: Justin Timberlake Releases A Super-Fly Lyric Video For ‘Suit & Tie’!

And Announces His Album Release Date!!!
"I Show You How To Do This, Young"

Okay. Y’all are not ready for this, lol! When Justin Timberlake first announced his return to music with a short video, I’ll never forget PITNBR Wynter writing Yes! Sorry, Bieber, big brother is coming home. LOL! She was so right! We got to hear his first new single Suit & Tie shortly thereafter and while I did like the song, I didn’t love it. Except for the Chopped & Screwed parts. Looooved those, lol. Anyway, JT just released a swanky new lyric video for the song and I absolutely love it. In fact, I’d call this one of those rare occasions when the visuals actually enhance the track. It’s all very grown and sexy… and I didn’t even realized I’d been missing the grown and sexy movement! LMAO, no really. I love this. And I love all the shouts-out to Tom Ford, lol. Peep the video for more! And don’t blink at the 5:18 mark, or you’ll miss the release date announcement (hint: the words Coming Soon flash to March 19th for, like, a millisecond). And click inside for more JT news!

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New Kids On The Block Are Going On Tour With Boyz II Men & 98 Degrees

YES, REALLY!!!!!!!

I hope you are sitting down right now because I have some news that will make your upcoming Summer a whole lot brighter and happier. After a very successful tour with Backstreet Boys a couple of years ago, New Kids on the Block are heading out again this year on a new tour with some new tourmates … namely Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. Yes, folks, all 3 boybands will be performing for YOU all on the same stage, all on the same night. I mean … are you dying right now? More »

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First Look/Listen: Prince Covers ‘Billboard’ Magazine, Releases A New Website & Song!

20PR1NC3 is HERE

Last week we learned that the legendary Prince will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards this Spring with the Icon Award and today we learn that Billboard has another honor for the musician … they have put him on the cover and in the pages of the newest issue. Prince, in all his princely glory, is hailed as an American Idol on the cover of Billboard and the accompanying coverstory, we learn a little more about the amazing year ahead the singer has planned for us. Additionally, Prince launched an official website yesterday that features NEW music, including a new song titled Screw Driver. 2013 is here and Prince is ready to take control again. More »

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Watch: Lupe Fiasco Forced Off Stage After Performing A So-Called Anti-Obama Song

"Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say sh--"
Lupe Learns That Freedom Of Speech Is Relative

This is either really awkward… or really awesome, depending on where you stand politically. Lupe Fiasco, known for being a strong lyricist whose songs reflect great sociopolitical concerns (and for inspiring folks like Kanye West to take a similar approach to rap), performed his song Words I Never Said at an unofficial inaugural ball. Many headlines are incorrectly stating that Lupe went on an anti-Obama rant. As far as I can tell from the video he wasn’t ranting, just rapping the lyrics to his song– and there’s only one line that could be deemed anti-ObamaLimbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist/Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit/That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either… (you can read the rest of the lyrics at DirectLyrics). In reality, the song is anti-establishment. Lupe names Obama and other politicians, but also stresses the fact that he wouldn’t vote for any of these guys, because he’s ultimately anti-war and war plays a huge part of any political campaign, including Obama‘s. Check out the video above to see the altercation, which finally ended in Lupe being removed from the stage, and click inside for more.

P.S. I’m Team Lupe. Just for the record.

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Watch: Selena Gomez Delivers A Fabulous Cover Of ‘Baby One More Time’ By Britney Spears

Oh Baby BABY!
A Princess Covers The Queen

Pop princess Selena Gomez paid homage to Queen of EVERYTHING Britney Spears during a charity concert for UNICEF in NYC last night … and my friend Bradley Stern from Muumuse was there to witness it in person. Selena performed a really fabulous cover of our dear Britney‘s smash hit song Baby One More Time and Bradley got it all on video … which you can watch in full above. Trust me, you will LOVE this performance … enjoy :)

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First Listen: Florence Welch Lends Vocals To A$AP Rocky’s ‘I Come Apart’

'I come apart, and I can’t stand the pressure'
A$AP + Florence = Good Times, Good Times

Since A$AP Rocky‘s debut album dropped this week, I’ve been bumping a lot of Long.Live.A$AP. And the best part of the Deluxe edition of the album is, well, Florence Welch. Sweet Nothing was one of my favorite songs of 2012 and I was sooo crazy excited to see that the Harlem rapper (who I should probably stop crushing on at some point this year because things may get awkward…) managed to get her on the album. The song has a very mellow vibe to it (especially compared to a lot of his other tracks) and I love that Florence brings out a slighter softer side of A$AP. I loved, loved, loved his video for Long Live A$AP, and I really hope he releases one for this track as well. Peep the audio above! And check out the lyrics to I Come Apart over at DirectLyrics.

 

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