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Ariana Grande Says She Worked with Lorde on "Hunger Games" Song

ABC/Kelsey McNealWhen the track listing for the Lorde-curated soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 was announced, the fifth track was left untitled, and it was credited only to “various artists.” Well, Ariana Grande has all but confirmed that she’s one of those artists. During a Livestream chat with fans on Tuesday, Ariana

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London Mayoral Candidate Wants to Erect Statue of Adele in the Capital

Eric McCandless/CBS In London, England, there are hundreds of statues of notable people, from military heroes to great writers to former monarchs.  But one London mayoral candidate says it’s time to erect sculptures that honoring some of our modern-day British heroes…like Adele, for example. According to the Evening Standard, the candidate, David Lammy, wants to

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Rita Ora’s First Reaction to "Black Widow" — "This Is the F***ing Song!"

Matthias Vriens-McGrath for CosmoRita Ora graces the cover of the December issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, and inside, the Albanian-born British singer talks about relationships, sex and her hit with Iggy Azalea, “Black Widow.” “As soon as I heard it, I was like ‘This is the f***ing song,’” Rita tells Cosmo about “Black Widow.”  “Katy Perry

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Pitbull to Star in Not One but Two Reality Shows

Credit: Gregg WatermanThings just got real with Pitbull.  Deadline reports that the rapper will be the star of not one but two reality TV shows. Mr. Worldwide is teaming up with The Weinstein Company for the two projects.  The first, called Pitbull: The Lyfe, will give fans an up-close-and-personal look at his world tour, his

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New David Guetta Album Includes Ryan Tedder, Sia, John Legend, The Script, Nicki Minaj, Nico & Vinz & More

Atlantic/ParlophoneDavid Guetta‘s upcoming album Listen features a slew of famous names, some of whom are re-teaming with the French deejay for a second go-round. Both Sia and Nicki Minaj — David’s collaborators on the hits “Titantium” and “Turn Me On,” respectively — return for appearances on Listen.  Nicki is featured on a track called “Hey

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New Taylor Swift Wax Figure Unveiled in Washington, D.C.; "1989" on Track for 1 Million Sales

Image Courtesy Madame TussaudsEven though it often seems she is, even Taylor Swift can’t be everywhere at once.  Good thing she’s got two new wax figures of herself making their debuts this week at Madame Tussauds.  On Monday, a new figure of Taylor was unveiled at Madame Tussauds’ Hollywood location.  On Tuesday, a completely different

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Sam Smith Doesn’t Want to "Jinx" His Possible Grammy Nomination

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCSam Smith has been racking up the awards — and the award nominations — in recent weeks, both in the U.S. and the U.K.  But the soulful British singer says he can’t quite bring himself to think about that one award that trumps them all: the Grammy. Asked by Vibe magazine if he cares

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Kanye West Turns Down $4.5 Million Vegas Deal?

Peter Kramer/NBCKanye West commands top dollar for his performances, but even when presented with a multi-million dollar offer, he isn’t afraid to turn it down, according to a report.   TMZ says the rapper turned down a $4.5 million contract in Vegas, which would have earned him the title of highest paid Sin City performer, surpassing

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Shakira Launches Web Series Tied to New Baby Toy Line

Kayt Jones/ RCA RecordsAfter announcing that she was partnering with Fisher-Price for a line of baby toys, Shakira has now premiered the first in a 12-part web series tied to the new line of products. Among the topics that Shakira, who has one son and is now pregnant with her second child, discusses in the

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Bruno Mars to Play Rock in Rio, Red Hot Chili Peppers Benefit Event

Ray Mickshaw/FOXBruno Mars is the latest performer to be confirmed for the first Rock in Rio U.S.A. music festival, taking place this May in Las Vegas.  Bruno will join No Doubt, Taylor Swift and John Legend at the event, which will take place over two weekends: May 8-9 and May 15-16.  Bruno will perform on

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Taylor Swift Says New Album, "1989," Is "The Best Thing I’ve Done"

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteTaylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is now in stores. She’s described it as her first official pop album, and says making it was the next logical step in her artistic journey from her country-pop roots. “I think that this felt like the most sonically cohesive thing to do. This felt like the most

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Sinead O’Connor Attacks Miley Cyrus for Dressing Like a "Stripper"

RCA Records/EMI MusicSinead O’Connor got into a feud with Miley Cyrus last year, and it looks like the ’80s star is starting up again with Miley. On her website, Sinead has posted a photo of Miley onstage with a bunch of money stuffed in her mouth, and written an essay that starts with these words:

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Nicki Minaj Drops New Single, Delays "The Pink Print" Until December

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj has good news and bad news for her adoring fans. As promised, the rapper has released her latest single, “Only,” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.  However, she has delayed the release of her upcoming album, The PinkPrint. According to Billboard, Nicki’s third album will now

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Clean Bandit Reveals Who Inspired Romantic Lyrics of "Rather Be"

Asylum UK/Big Beat/Atlantic RecordsClean Bandit‘s breakout smash “Rather Be” is a very romantic song, but the group says when they wrote it initially, they never planned for it to be a love song.  In fact, it was their co-writer — who isn’t even the band — who turned the song into a tribute to his

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Katy Perry’s Birthday Celebration Included a Trip to Paris

Image Courtesy of Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsKaty Perry‘s overseas birthday celebration included her oft-rumored boyfriend, Diplo. After spending time in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, Katy flew with the DJ and others by private jet to Paris on Saturday, when she officially turned 30. An insider tells E! News that the crew dined at a restaurant

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"The Voice" Recap: Taylor Swift Advises Artists as Knockout Rounds Begin

Image Courtesy of Trae Patton/NBCTaylor Swift‘s whirlwind promotional blitz for her new album, 1989, brought her to The Voice on Monday night. She served as an adviser for all four teams, helping out the artists as they prepared for the latest stage in the competition, the Knockout Rounds. Taylor played an active role in rehearsals,

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Lorde, Lena Dunham & Selena Gomez Gush over Taylor Swift’s New Album, Join the TS "Cozy Cult"

Francis Specker/CBS; Jon LeMay/ABCTaylor Swift isn’t the only one encouraging her fans to go out and buy her new album 1989 — her famous friends are also beating the drum for her. First up: Lorde.  “OMG 1989 IS OUT WHAT A DAY,” she tweeted. “So proud of my sista. my favourite [song] is ‘Style’ (and

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One Direction, Fergie & Lorde to Perform on American Music Awards

Dick Clark ProductionsThe lineup for this year’s American Music Awards continues to grow.  Both Fergie and Lorde will take the stage at the telecast, and so will One Direction. Fergie’s performance will mark the worldwide TV debut of her new single, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” from her forthcoming album, while Lorde’s performance will be an

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Sam Smith’s Future Career: Barista Florist?

ABC/Randy HolmesSam Smith is ruling the music world right now, with sold-out shows, hit singles and awards and nominations galore. But he says in the future, he’s looking forward to settling down, and even getting into the world of retail sales. Speaking to Teen Vogue magazine, Sam, who has said he’s never been in a

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Announce Joint Shows in NYC, London and LA

PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentLady Gaga and Tony Bennett are getting their duet act together and taking it on the road. The stars, whose album Cheek to Cheek debuted at #1, have announced three dates for 2015: May 30 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, June 8 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and June 19 at

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