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Meghan Trainor’s Initial Thought About Her #1 Hit: "We’re Never Going to Make a Dime Off This"

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has been one of the surprise hits of the year, but she says that when she and her co-writer, Kevin Kadish, first created the empowerment anthem, they thought it had no future whatsoever. While she and Kadish liked the song that they’d written, Meghan tells Billboard, “We told

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Fergie Confirms New Single, Will Produce Broadway Musical "The Last Unicorn"

ABC/Kelsey McNealAfter focusing on motherhood for the past year or so, Fergie’s suddenly got a lot of projects in the works.  Not only has she confirmed the release of a new single, but she and her husband are also working on a Broadway musical. Fergie’s confirmed via Instagram that her new single, “L.A. Love (la

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Kanye West Is Now Teaching at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

ABC/Randy HolmesCan you imagine Kanye West as a college professor?  Well, according to Vulture, the outspoken rapper is passing down knowledge to students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, a two-year school about two miles south of L.A.’s central business district. Following his 2013 paparazzi scuffle, West is now teaching at L.A. Trade-Tech as a part

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Lorde Announces New Single "Yellow Flicker Beat" Is Coming September 29

Monty Brinton/CBSLorde’s single for the soundtrack of the new movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is due September 29.  The singer revealed the news on Twitter, as well as the song’s title: “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Lorde had already revealed one lyric from the song on Twitter a few weeks ago: “I’m a princess

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Sir Mix-a-Lot Supports Nicki Minaj’s "Anaconda"

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC Last month, Sir Mix-a-Lot tweeted that he viewed Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” video about 37 times.  Now, the rapper is revealing how he truly feels about the song, which samples his 1992 classic “Baby Got Back.” During his Reddit Ask Me Anything, the rap veteran spilled that he supports Nicki’s

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Charli XCX Pushes Release of New Album, "Sucker," Back to Dec. 16th

Dan Curwin/Atlantic RecordsSorry, suckers.  The release of Charli XCX’s new album, Suckers, has been pushed back to December…but according to her, that’s a good thing. “Ok so it wouldn’t be a charli xcx album without a date change,” she tweeted on Monday. “it’s all COOL nothing’s WRONG the albums DONE but it’s just no one

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"The Voice" Returns; New Coach Gwen Says Blake & Adam’s "R-Rated" Antics Give Her a "Face Headache"

Trae Patton/NBCOn Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there’ll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.  The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two

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Pregnant Alicia Keys Poses Nude to Draw Attention to New "We Are Here" Movement: “I Want to Gather an Army"

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCA female celebrity posing nude while pregnant is sure to garner a lot of attention, and Alicia Keys knows it.  The singer, who’s expecting her second child in December, says that baring her baby bump will help her raise an “army” of fans to make a positive change in the world. By being photographed

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Nick Jonas Hits the Road for Solo Tour, Hopes JoBros Fans Come Along for the Ride

Charles Sykes/BravoAfter years with the Jonas Brothers, and with his side project, The Administration, Nick Jonas is now stepping out solo with his new single “Jealous” and upcoming album.  He kicks off a solo tour Monday night in Seattle, and says he hopes fans of his previous work will be there in the audience, cheering

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Rihanna Reportedly a Victim of Celebrity Photo Hackers

Island Def JamRihanna is the latest victim of celebrity hackers. Nude photos, purportedly of the singer, leaked onto 4chan/Reddit on Sunday, according to TMZ. One of the pictures reportedly shows a censored version of the 26-year-old Grammy-winner’s breasts. Hours later, another, more graphic, version of the picture was released. The photos appear to have been

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Sia to Perform "Chandelier" on "Dancing with the Stars" Results Show with Dancer from Song’s Video

RCA RecordsThe video for Sia’s hit song “Chandelier” was so memorable because it featured an astonishing dance performance from 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler, the star of the Lifetime show Dance Moms.  On Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars results show, you’ll get to see Maddie dance to the song live. Sia is one of the musical

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New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming "Early Next Year," May Have "Special Guest"

Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson got fans excited Friday when she tweeted lyrics to one of the songs on her upcoming album.  Now she’s revealed a bit more about the album, as part of a Twitter conversation with a fan. The fan tweeted, “Hi Kelly. Are you going to have any crazy surprises for us on

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Rixton to Release Debut Album "Let the Road" on January 6

School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope RecordsRixton‘s been on the charts for a while now with “Me and My Broken Heart,” so it’s easy to forget that they haven’t even released their debut album.  But that’s all about to change: The British band has announced a January 6 release date for the project. The album is

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Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation 1814" Turns 25 Today

The Spencer Company/A&M Records/UniversalJanet Jackson‘s landmark album Rhythm Nation 1814 officially turns 25 years old today, September 19.  To commemorate the anniversary, Jackson’s songwriting and production team James “Jimmy Jam” Harris III and Terry Lewis recalls the recording process of the critically-acclaimed project. In an interview with Billboard, Jimmy Jam reveals how the political elements

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Lady Gaga’s New Perfume Is a Real Knockout

Inez & VinoodhWhat does Lady Gaga’s new unisex fragrance, Eau de Gaga, smell like?  Judging from its newly-released trailer, it’s like writhing around on a pile of naked men, and then getting punched in the face. In the one-minute black-and-white trailer directed by Steven Klein, Gaga — wearing a barely-there satin dress, long flowing blonde

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Nicki Minaj Reportedly Wins Wig Lawsuit

ABC/Fred LeeA hairy situation has come to an end for Nicki Minaj.  The rapper just won a lawsuit filed against her by her former hairstylist, Terrence Davidson, reports GossipCop.com.  He alleged that Minaj stole his wig designs, and that it ultimately cost him millions. Davidson claimed in court papers he provided the wigs that helped

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s HBO Tour Special Premieres Tonight

Live Nation/Parkwood EntertainmentLast week saw Beyoncé and Jay Z concluding their joint outing at the Stade de France in Paris, and now fans can check out their HBO special, On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z, tonight, September 20.  To get fans even more excited, the singer teased another preview of their special via her Facebook page. 

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Watch Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Show Off Their Assets in New "Booty" Video

Capitol RecordsJennifer Lopez has released the music video for her single, “Booty,” and the steamy clip might even leave Nicki Minaj blushing. The video delivers exactly what the title implies, with Lopez, 45, showing off her famous booty. As an added bonus, she’s joined by Iggy Azalea, who adds a verse and shakes it alongside

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Katy Perry Rides "Dark Horse" to One-Year Anniversary on "Billboard" Hot 100 Chart

Capitol RecordsKaty Perry’s “Dark Horse” isn’t fading in the stretch.  Billboard reports that the single, featuring rapper Juicy J, has now racked up its 52nd week on the Hot 100 chart.  “Dark Horse” is Katy’s first Hot 100 entry to spend a year on the tally.  Katy’s previous hits “Firework” and “Hot N Cold” both

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Lady Gaga Says She’ll Release "One Jazz Album a Year…Forever"

Streamline/Interscope/Columbia RecordsLady Gaga’s album of jazz duets with Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek, comes out next Tuesday, and if Gaga has anything to say about it, it won’t be the last jazz album of her career.  In fact, she says she’d like to keep releasing them “forever.” Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Gaga says

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