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Katy Perry Turned Down "Titanium" Because She Didn’t Want to Be a "Motivational Speaker"

ABC/Paul TrantowEven if you don’t know Sia Furler‘s name, you know her voice: she’s the one who sings lead on David Guetta‘s smash hit “Titanium.”  Now, in a new interview, Sia reveals that the song wasn’t originally intended for her to record — in fact, Katy Perry was among those who turned it down. Sia

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A Great Big World Debut "Already Home" Video, Starring "Glee’s" Darren Criss

AGreatBigWorld.comA Great Big World has other songs besides “Say Something,” y’know. The duo has just debuted the new video for their next single, “Already Home,” and they’ve tapped some well-known actors to play the starring roles: Glee’s Darren Criss and Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr. The fact that Darren is starring in the duo’s video is

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Is Adele Planning a "Comeback" Concert?

Cliff Lipson/CBSOther than her performance at the Academy Awards in early 2013, it’s hard to think of the last time Adele performed live for a big audience.  But if one British tabloid report is to be believed, she’ll be hitting the stage later this year for a big “comeback” concert. The British paper The Sunday

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Robin Thicke to Guest-Star on "American Dad"

Fox/PressHereNow.comRobin Thicke is about to add “voice actor” to his resume: he’ll be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of the Fox animated show American Dad. On the May 4 episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created show, Roger bets an annoying coffee-shop musician that he can outplay him.  Robin plays that annoying musician. In a cool twist,

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Hawaii Governor Proclaims "Bruno Mars Day," State Legislature Honors Him, Too

Credit: Andreas Laszlo KonrathOn Monday night, Bruno Mars wrapped up three big concerts in his home state of Hawaii, and Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie honored their local-boy-made-good by proclaiming “Bruno Mars Day” throughout the Aloha state. The proclamation of Bruno Mars Day — April 21, 2014 — notes Bruno’s many accomplishments, and states that his

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As Neon Trees Release New Album, Singer Says His Coming Out Has Been "Entirely Positive"

Island Def JamThis week, Neon Trees is out with their brand-new album Pop Psychology, and lead singer Tyler Glenn is out, period.  The singer recently revealed in a much-publicized Rolling Stone article that he is gay.  While some of the songs on the album, including the first single “Sleeping with a Friend,” directly address Tyler’s

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Ariana Grande Teases "Problem" on Instagram, Raves About Meeting Jim Carrey

Image Courtesy Ariana Grande on TwitterAriana Grande will be releasing her new single “Problem” on Sunday, but she’s posted a teaser of the track on Instagram.  In the upbeat song, Ariana sings, “Head in the clouds/got no weight on my shoulders/I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got….” and then we hear a man

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Adam Levine & Blake Shelton Avoid Commenting on Reports That Gwen Stefani’s Joining "The Voice"

Trae Patton/NBCIf Gwen Stefani is really joining The Voice, current coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton aren’t talking. “We can neither confirm or deny,” Adam told E!, and Blake chimed in, “If there is a person in this world named Gwen Stefani, I think she would probably be a great addition to this show.” “If

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Phillip Phillips’ New Album Available for Pre-Order, "GMA" Performance Confirmed

19 Entertainment/Interscope RecordsPhillip Phillips has now released more details of his sophomore album, Behind the Light, which is due May 19, and he’s booked a major TV appearance to boot. A deluxe digital version of the disc is available for pre-order now, and those who take advantage of that deal will receive an instant download

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Eminem, Outkast Confirmed for Austin City Limits Fest

Aftermath/Shady/InterscopePerhaps it’s no surprise after Eminem posted his cowboy-themed Instagram photo, but the rapper has been announced as part of the lineup of performers for this fall’s Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, TX. The rapper will serve as a headlining performer alongside OutKast when the event takes place over two

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Katy Perry Talks New Video, Green Hair on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

ABCKaty Perry shared info on her upcoming video for her single “Birthday” during an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. Katy revealed that she went undercover as five of the world’s “worst birthday entertainers” for the clip. She explained, “I was sick of making…gorgeous music videos where I’m like sexual.” Jimmy Kimmel

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Lorde Postpones Australian Tour Due to Illness

ABC/Lou RoccoIllness has forced Lorde to postpone a tour of Australia that was scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 24. The Australian promoter Frontier Touring issued a statement saying Lorde will return to her native New Zealand for “immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of

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Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" Tops All-Time UK Downloads Chart

Star Trak/ Interscope Robin Thicke’s smash single, “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell and T.I., has been named the U.K’s biggest selling download by the Official Charts Company. The club anthem, which was released in March 2013, has sold more than 1.54 million copies online to date in the U.K. Thicke’s tune beat out Adele’s “Someone Like

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OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding Among Finalists for Milestone Award at 2014 "Billboard" Music Awards

Mosley Music Group/Interscope RecordsOneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood have made it to the final round of voting for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards next month.  The fan-voted award is given to an an innovative artist who achieved a notable chart milestone in the past year; the field originally included six

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Despite Claim, Photographer Did Not Hear Madonna’s New Album

Image Courtesy Madonna via InstagramHey, did you hear?  Madonna‘s album is totally done…and a famous photographer has heard it!  Except…it’s not, and he didn’t, and the whole thing is a lie. That’s according to the Queen of Pop’s rep, who tells ABC News Radio that an Instagram post from fashion photographer Mert Alas, in which

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Little Mix Sets First North American Headlining Tour

Sony Music EntertainmentLittle Mix is launching their first headlining tour of North America. The British girl group, best known for their hit “Wings,” will kick off the trek on September 10 in Boca Raton, Florida, and wrap things up October 11 in Toronto. You’ll be able to get a preview of the tour on June

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"The Voice" Recap: The Live Round Begins

NBCThe Voice launched its live round on Monday night, with the 12 remaining artists taking the stage for solo performances. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher were there to offer their two cents. Here’s what happened during the two-hour show: Team Usher’s Bria Kelly opened the broadcast with a risky song choice: Adele‘s “Rolling

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Eminem Instagrams Cowboy Photo, Hints at Texas-Related Announcement Coming Soon

Courtesy Eminem Via InstagramEminem has announced that he’s got some big news for his fans. However, instead of instead of just revealing what he has planned, the rapper has posted a mysterious picture on his Instagram page, in which his face is juxtaposed on a Wild West-era cowboy sitting atop a horse. “Texas – ‘Square Dance’

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Report: Missing Jay Z Recordings at Center of Alleged Extortion Plot

Roc Nation/UniversalSome Jay Z recordings that disappeared more than a decade ago have reportedly turned up, as part of an alleged extortion plot that has come to light. TMZ reports Chauncey Mahan, a producer who worked with Jay between 1998 and 2002, was in possession of the recordings, which belonged to Jay’s Roc-A-Fella Records and

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Katy Perry Being Good Mom to New Puppy, Great Aunt to New Niece

Image Courtesy Katy Perry via InstagramKaty Perry doesn’t have any children — at least, right now — but she’s proving to have some great mothering instincts. Exhibit #1: Katy has posted an Instagram video of herself “reading” the classic children’s book Pat the Bunny to her new puppy, Butters.  In the video, Katy is seated

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