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Last night I made my way to the Complex in Glendale, CA to see Velvet Acid Christ in concert. Chances are, you have never heard of VAC but I would be very pleasantly surprised to learn if you have. Honestly, I’m not the biggest VAC fan in the world but I really, really love the first two albums they released in the early ’00s and I really only went to the show last night to hear a handful of songs. I didn’t get to hear as many of my faves as I was hoping but I did get to hear my favorite Velvet Acid Christ song performed live so, it was a win for me. More »

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First Look: Sam Smith Releases A Music Video For ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’

Happy Smithmas
"Make the yuletide gay"

Sam Smith is having a really great week this week. Yesterday he garnered 6 Grammy Award nominations, tying Beyoncé for the most noms this year. Today, we learn that he is coming to take over Xmas with the release of his new Xmas single Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Altho a holiday classic, Have Yourself is probably one of the saddest songs I’ve ever heard ever. The song often sung in a mournful way that kinda makes you want to cry your eyes out … which is exactly what Sam Smith does very, very well. Click the embed above to hear Sam‘s take on this holiday classic and see if it makes you want to have yourself a merry little Xmas now.

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Beyoncé Beats Out Dolly Parton For Most Grammy-Nominated Female Artist

She is King.

I love stories like this because it’s a reminder that even the biggest artists are still accomplishing milestones in their careers. The 2015 Grammy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and with 3 nominations, Beyoncé officially became the most Grammy-nominated female artist of all time. King Bey has been in Iceland celebrating her husband Jay Z‘s 45th birthday, and now it sounds like they have some more celebrating to do. Click inside fore more!
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Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea And More Will Be Honored At The 9th Annual ‘Billboard’ Women In Music Awards

December 12

Earlier today we learned that Billboard magazine has named Taylor Swift as their Woman of the Year and right now we learn that she will be joined by an illustrious group of fellow musicians at the 9th annual Billboard Women In Music Awards. This years awards ceremony will be held in NYC on December 12 and will include honorees like Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Idina Menzel and more. Click below to see which artist will receive which award. More »

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Watch: Here Is A Clip Of Anna Kendrick Singing ‘On The Steps Of The Palace’ In ‘Into The Woods’

"This is more than just malice"
"I'm caught unawares"

A clip of footage from the Disney adaptation of Into The Woods has been released that shows us a portion of Anna Kendrick‘s performance of the song On the Steps of the Palace, which you can see above. We already know that Anna Kendrick can sing because she was pretty terrific in Pitch Perfect but I’m curious to see how she is in this full-on musical production movie. Check out the clip above and see a tiny bit of Into The Woods before it hits theaters on Xmas day.

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Watch: Fifth Harmony Release A Music Video For ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

Yes, a cover of Mariah Carey's Xmas song
Coming for Mimi's Wig

Fifth Harmony, the all girl pop group that came out of The X Factor here in the US, has just released a music video for their cover version of Mariah Carey‘s massive holiday pop hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. As you can see/hear above, the Fifth Harmony ladies stick pretty close to the original version of the song even as they try to infuse a bit of their personalities into the music video. Now, I’m sure hearing about Fifth Harmony‘s video for this song has reminded you of Mariah‘s iffy performance of All I Want live on national television this week so in order to keep you on topic, you can click below to hear Fifth Harmony perform All I Want For Christmas Is You LIVE at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC this week. More »

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Watch: Here Is The Best Of The Worst From ‘Peter Pan Live!’

'Peter' Panned

So … after many, many months of anticipation, NBC aired their musical production of Peter Pan Live! live on national television last night. The responses to the program are very mixed with one camp heralding the production as a triumph while an opposing camp has demonized the production as a musical theater travesty. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle for most people, I think. I have some things to say about Peter Pan Live!, as I’m sure you do as well, so … click below to watch a few videos from last night’s televised musical theater special and let’s discuss the broadcast television event of the week! More »

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Taylor Swift Is ‘Billboard’ Magazine’s Woman Of The Year

"The biggest struggle turned into the biggest triumph"

Not only has Taylor Swift nabbed herself a Grammy Award nomination or two today but she has also been selected by Billboard magazine as their Woman of the Year for 2014. Taylor graces the cover of the new issue of the mag and is featured in an interview where she discusses her decision to become a pop star, her celebrity BFFs, her decision to remove her music from Spotify and more. Click below to see her striking Billboard magazine cover photo and read excerpts from her cover story interview. More »

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The 2015 Grammy Award Nominations Have Been Released

Taylor, Iggy, Sia and more score noms

The nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards are being announced today via the Grammysofficial Twitter profile and while the very long, very full list of nominees has yet to be announced (because the Grammy folks are spreading out the nomination announcements all day long), some of the biggest award categories have already been announced. Ryan Adams, The Black Keys and Tom Petty are among the artists in contention for Best Rock Album while Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran are in the running for the Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy. Sia, Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX and Taylor Swift are among the nominees for Record of the Year. Click below to see the full list of Grammy Award nominations that have been announced thus far. More »

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Watch: Salt-N-Pepa Is Absolutely Perfect In This New Geico Commercial

Sold!
"It's what you do"

Salt-N-Pepa (complete with DJ Spinderella) are featured in the new television ad campaign for Geico Auto Insurance and their commercial is so perfect, I NEED for you all to see it for yourselves. When this commercial first came on my TV, I almost fell onto the floor in a fit of laughter. I think it works best if you watch the commercial cold without any description. Have a look and see what you think. If this commercial doesn’t get you to switch your auto insurance to Geico, then nothing will.

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