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You Won't Believe How Much Money Katy Perry Made Over The Last Year

June 29th, 2015 1:13pm EDT
Katy Perry Is Highest-Paid Female Celeb With $135 Million Annual
Forbes just released its annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world's highest-paid celebrities, and Katy Perry earned "more than any other entertainer on earth" with a $135 million paycheck from June 2014 to June 2015.

The singer's international tour was a big contributor to her salary. Of the 124 concerts she played over the last year, 75 occurred outside of the United States, spanning 27 countries and four continents.

Despite her massive success, Perry was trumped by two boxers: Floyd Mayweather ($300 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million), whose famous bout aired on pay-per-view in ...
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How Good Is Miguel's 'Wildheart'?

June 29th, 2015 9:59am EDT
Review: Miguel Delivers A Homerun On 'Wildheart'
In recent times, it seems that R&B needs an IV – intravenous fluids. 2015 hasn’t been very respectable from a commercial standpoint and in some regards critically for a once fiery genre. Miguel seeks to change the perceptions of R&B on his highly anticipated third album Wildheart, which follows his Grammy-winning sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream (Best R&B song for “Adorn”). Miguel’s eclectic brand of R&B – contemporary, alternative, dashes of rock and pop – makes Wildheart and album no one should sleep on.

Wildheart commences with “A Beautiful Exit,” a sound record showcasing pop sensi...
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Why Did Shania Twain Say She Was Never Going To Sing Again ?

June 29th, 2015 8:59am EDT
Shania Twain Wife Swap: Singer Calls Out Ex-Friend Who Stole Her
Shania Twain admits she had an extremely difficult time after learning her husband/manager Robert "Mutt" Lange had been having an affair with her best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud back in 2008. The revelation affected her so much, Twain wondered if she was ever going to sing again.

Twain told the New York Post: "When that happened, I thought, 'Forget it, this is more than I can handle — I'm never going to sing again.' I had to grieve through it."

The singer described the incident in her 2011 memoir "From This Moment On," and the silver lining is she fell in love with Thiebaud's ex, Swiss-bo...
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2015's Most Underrated Songs

June 28th, 2015 3:00pm EDT
25 Most Underrated Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Not every record ends up being a hit. In fact if you think about it, only a select few songs end up with the distinction of hit status. The songs featured on this list are terrific, but none of them have been profound in the commercial department. Arguably, the best way to describe these songs are ‘underrated’ – they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the year as well as their artist’s respective album. All deserve the same respect if not more than the hits, but they can always bask in their critical acclaim. These are the most underrated songs of 2015…so far.

The underrated songs chosen are ...
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James Taylor And Tony Bennett Have One Thing In Common

June 28th, 2015 10:00am EDT
James Taylor's Amazing Journey: Taylor Scores First No. 1 Album
"How Sweet It Is" for James Taylor!

The iconic singer and guitarist scored his first number one on the Billboard 200 with the release of his latest album, "Before This World," at the young age of 67 years old! But he isn't the only one to accomplish such a feat!

Only forty-seven years after his debut album, "Before This World" sold 97,000 copies in its debut week, according to Rolling Stone. This allows the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to enjoy his first ever number one.

"Before This World" is Taylor's first collection of new music in 13 years.

The singer of hits such as "How Sweet It Is...
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Joni Mitchell Still Struggling Following May Hospitalization

June 27th, 2015 12:24pm EDT
Joni Mitchell
Singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell is still struggling with her health after being hospitalized with a brain aneurysm in May. She was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. The singer, 71, was reportedly responsive after paramedics transported her to the medical center.

Her good friend, David Crosby, recently told the Huffington Post: "She took a terrible hit...Nobody found her for a while.

"To my knowledge she is not speaking yet... She's going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury. She's a tough girl, and very smart. So, how much she...
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Wait, Nevermind: Taylor Swift Agrees To Stream '1989' On Apple Music

June 25th, 2015 4:18pm EDT
Taylor Swift Ends Feud With Apple, Will Stream '1989' On Apple M
Taylor Swift's "1989" will stream on Apple Music, after a week of struggles between Swift and Apple's new music service. According to USA Today, Swift announced on Thursday that she's changed her mind about Apple Music and that her latest album, "1989," is cleared for landing at the music service.

"After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so" the singer wrote on Twitter. "In case you're wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you've seen Apple do with other artists, it's not."

After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Appl...
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J Balvin Isn't A Fan Of Donald Trump's Views On Latinos

June 25th, 2015 11:44am EDT
J Balvin Vs. Donald Trump: Colombian Singer Cancels Miss USA Per
Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin has pulled out of a scheduled performance at the upcoming Miss USA pageant over comments made by Donald Trump about Mexicans.

When Trump, who owns the Miss Universe organization, made his bid for President on June 16, he said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they’re killing us economically.

He continued, "The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending th...
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At 67 James Taylor Did This For The First Time -- See Details

June 25th, 2015 8:37am EDT
James Taylor Earns First No. 1 Album At Age 67
Prepare to be shocked! 67-year old veteran singer/songwriter James Taylor debuts at # 1 on the Billboard 200 with Before This World, impacting to the tune of 97,000 units, which was almost entirely sales. Those are solid numbers by all means for anybody regardless of age or status. Why is the news shocking about Taylor debuting "in the penthouse?" It's because as unbelievable as it may be, until this particular album, Taylor experienced a career-long drought in the "#1 album" department. Taylor had scored a #1 single before, but until Before This World, the “You’ve Got A Friend” singer exp...
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Chad Kroeger Has A Cyst On His Voice Box

June 24th, 2015 8:54am EDT
Nickelback Cancels North American Tour Due To 'Medical Emergency
Nickelback's "No Fixed Address" North American tour has been canceled. Frontman Chad Kroeger has a cyst on his voice box and will be undergoing surgery in the coming weeks.

The band announced the news on their official website, writing:

"Nickelback is forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 No Fixed Address North American tour due to lead vocalist Chad Kroeger being diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. Chad will undergo surgery in 3 weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

"Nickelba...
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