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Jordin Sparks to Honor Stevie Wonder in Memphis Next Month

Credit: Troy JensenJordin Sparks has been tapped by a music industry group in Memphis, Tennessee to perform at “A Soulright Evening,” which will honor music legend Stevie Wonder. Jordin will be joined by R&B singers India.Arie, Sharon Jones and Ledisi [LEH duh see] at the event, which will take place Saturday, October 11 at 8

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Pink Releases Yet Another Track from You + Me Project, Kelly Clarkson’s a Fan

Credit: Eliot Lee Hazelrose ave., the debut album from Pink’s new musical side project, You + Me, arrives October 14, and she’s just released yet another preview track. The song, “Capsized,” is the latest taste of the mostly acoustic project, which Pink recorded with her friend Dallas Green, a singer/songwriter who records under the name

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Lorde Gushes Over Taylor Swift’s Support

Francis Specker/CBS; Jon LeMay/ABCThe latest installment of the Lorde/Taylor Swift lovefest is now available on Twitter for your viewing pleasure. After Lorde released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Taylor tweeted a photo of a notebook that had some of the lyrics to the song written in it, and captioned the photo, “Proud.”  Lorde replied

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Pharrell Issues Animated Video for "It Girl"

Image courtesy ABC/Randy HolmesPharrell is showing off his love for animation in the trippy video for his new single “It Girl,” lifted from his critically acclaimed album, G I R L. “I’m so excited to share this with you… Enjoy my new video for ‘It Girl,’” he tweeted on Tuesday. In the video, posted on

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Meghan Trainor’s "All About That Bass" Now Exists in a Booty-Free Version

Epic RecordsWhat would Meghan Trainor‘s song “All About That Bass” be without its constant references to booty?  It’d be the same song, with different lyrics…and it’s now an actual thing. Billboard reports that an edited version of Meghan’s #1 hit has been produced for those radio stations who might be uncomfortable with the more racy

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Grammy Eligibility Ends Today…So Who’ll Get Nominations?

Courtesy of The Recording AcademyWhen Taylor Swift‘s album 1989 comes out October 27, it may set the charts, and the cash registers, on fire, but it won’t be receiving a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.  That’s because the cutoff for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is today, September 30.  So any

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Lady Gaga Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson’s Fashionable Baby

Trae Patton/NBCAfter Kelly Clarkson posted a photo of her baby daughter River Rose on Twitter and compared her to Lady Gaga, the real Lady Gaga chimed in with some kind words about the infant. Kelly posted a photo of River in her baby carrier, wearing pink flowered sunglasses, a pink onesie, and a multi-colored white

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Tove Lo Reveals Her Own Bad "Habits"

Photo credit: Johannes HeljeOn her breakout hit “Habits (Stay High),” Swedish singer Tove Lo sings about indulging in all kinds of terrible things to keep her mind off her ex, like going to sex clubs and getting drunk.  But in real life, the singer says she’s got a few bad habits of her own. Speaking

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Adam Levine’s a Creepy Crazed Stalker in New "Animals" Video

Vincent Perini/222 Recordings/Interscope RecordsAdam Levine is stalking his own wife in Maroon 5‘s new video for their single “Animals.” In the clip, Adam is a nerdy-looking dude who obsessively takes photos of a beautiful woman, played by Adam’s real-life wife Behati Prinsloo.   When he’s not poring over the photos, he’s hanging out — literally —

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Nicki Minaj Instagram Selfie Bares a Little More than Usual

Image Courtesy ABC/Fred LeeNicki Minaj is known for posting sexy pictures on social media, but she, perhaps inadvertently, gave followers more than she meant to when she revealed a slight peak of her unmentionables in a selfie. The rapper posted an Instagram picture of herself wearing a black bob wig and a lacy black bra that showed

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Gwen Stefani to Debut New Single on "The Voice"

Art Streiber/NBCSure, The Voice offers a chance for undiscovered talent to get major exposure, but it also offers a chance for the show’s coaches to push their latest projects.  Case in point: Gwen Stefani.  Gwen’s manager tells Billboard that the No Doubt frontwoman will select what will be the lead track from her forthcoming solo

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Kelly Clarkson’s First Hit was Neil Patrick Harris’ Wedding Song

Monty Brinton/CBS Kelly Clarkson’s first hit, “A Moment Like This,” provided a special moment at Neil Patrick Harris’ recent wedding. As the actor recounted Monday night on The Late Show with David Letterman, his pal Elton John performed at his wedding to David Burtka in Italy earlier this month, but it wasn’t Elton who played

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One Direction Accused of Musical Plagiarism, Again

SYCO/ColumbiaEver since One Direction has been on the radio, they’ve faced accusations by critics that many of their hits sound like songs by other artists.  Now, a fellow artist — Hayley Williams of Paramore — is calling them out over their brand-new single, “Steal My Girl.” First, you may recall that 1D’s hit “What Makes

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Colbie Caillat Reveals Her "Gypsy Heart" Today

Republic RecordsOver the summer, Colbie Caillat released a five-song EP introducing fans to some of the new songs that would appear on her upcoming album Gypsy Heart.  Now, the full album has arrived, and Colbie says its title reflects different sides of her musical personality, and the different sides of her, as well. First, Colbie

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Nicki Minaj to Host MTV European Music Awards

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj not only has four MTV European Music Awards nominations, she’s also set to host the big festivities on Sept. 9 in Glasgow, Scotland. The rapper made the announcement on Instagram, posting a photo of herself sitting on a regal throne, wearing a black dress and ornate crown. The caption

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"The Voice" Recap: All Four Coaches Turn Around for Blind Singer

Image Courtesy Trae Patton/NBCNBC’s The Voice entered its second week of blind auditions on Monday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams continued to battle for artists to add to their respective teams. Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode: John Martin, 25, drives a forklift in a warehouse — not

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Maroon 5: "We Don’t Really Care If Fans Pay for Our Music"

Peter Kramer/NBCWhen your favorite band puts out a greatest hits record, it’s annoying to be expected to purchase the same songs you already have again, right?  Well, Maroon 5 feels your pain: not only do they plan on charging less for their future best-of, but they think it’s cool if fans decide not to pay

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Taylor Swift’s Management Company Named in Lawsuit Over Her Transportation Needs

ABC NewsTaylor Swift‘s management company is the target of a lawsuit from a company that claims it arranged for Taylor to be driven around New York City this past summer…but then had its contract canceled after being hit with complaints that her alleged demands weren’t being met. The New York Post reports that in its

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Fergie’s Back with New Single "L.A. LOVE (la la)"

will.i.am music/Interscope RecordsIt’s been years, but Fergie is finally back with some new solo music. Her new single, “L.A. LOVE (la la)” is now available for download. The song, which Fergie co-wrote with DJ Mustard, finds the singer rapping and using a variety of different vocal styles as she shouts out to different locations around

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Lorde Unleashes "Hunger Games" Single, "Yellow Flicker Beat"

Lava/RepublicAs promised, Lorde has unveiled her new single, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” from the soundtrack of The Hunger Games — Mockingjay Part 1. The song starts quietly, but builds to a strong chorus with heavy percussion.  In a Tumblr posting, Lorde says, “It’s my first offering from what i hope will be a soundtrack you love.

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