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D'Angelo Returns With An R&B Masterpiece

December 21st, 2014 7:15pm EST
Review: D'Angelo Unveils Another R&B Masterpiece With ‘Black Mes
What is better than a surprise Christmas gift? The answer is nothing. For the music – even more specifically the R&B world – D’Angelo delivered the best, most surprising gift of the year, by way of Black Messiah. Black Messiah is D’Angelo’s third studio album, but more notable than that is the fact that it is his first in 14, nearly 15 years. Dropped in Beyoncé fashion, Black Messiah, much like Beyoncé was in December 2013, is nothing short of exceptional. If 2014 hadn’t experience a three-point jumper Black Messiah delivers the game winner.

Black Messiah opens drenched in soul from t...
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Grammy Predictions: Who Wins In The Pop Categories?

December 21st, 2014 11:00am EST
The 57th Grammy Award Predictions: Who Wins In The Pop Categorie
The cream of the crop of the Grammy Awards resides in what’s known as the ‘big four’ – record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As previously stated via Early Grammy Predictions: Who Wins Album, Record And Song Of The Year?, British pop/R&B newcomer Sam Smith was a heavy favorite. Of the genre-specific categories, arguably the most interesting is pop, namely four specific awards: Best pop solo performance, best pop/duo group performance, best traditional pop vocal album, and the coveted best pop vocal album. So, who wins in those standout pop categori...
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10 Emerging Stars That Grabbed Our Attention In 2014

December 20th, 2014 3:00pm EST
David Oyelowo
The sun may soon be setting on 2014, but for 10 entertainers—that made us sing, dance, cry and think in those 365 days—their celebrity status has rose. Below are stars we couldn’t help but take notice of in 2014 and are anxious to see what’s next for them in the New Year.

David Oyelowo- Breakout Actor

The British-bred actor was a scene stealer in Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” playing opposite Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey. Reteaming with the media mogul in “Selma,” the spotlight is mostly on him as he channels Martin Luther King Jr. and it’s not going unrecognized as he’s already nabbed...
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Charli XCX In A Black Leather Catsuit -- Hot Or Not?

December 19th, 2014 10:31pm EST
Charli XCX
Charli XCX rocked a leather catsuit at the 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball held at the Allstate Arena in Chicago on Thursday night.

The 22-year-old singer left little to the imagination in her skin-tight suit, showing some serious cleavage with a plunging neckline.

The British singer released her second studio album, "Sucker," on Tuesday. The album features her hit single "Boom Clap."

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Backstreet Boys Documentary Trailer Released (Watch)

December 18th, 2014 4:05pm EST
Backstreet Boys
The new documentary about The Backstreet Boys poses the question, "What do you do when you’re a full-grown man in a boy band?"

"From 1999 to about 2002, we were the biggest band in the world," said Brian Littrell in the new trailer for the documentary.

It was originally conceived as a way to record the band’s reunion, but soon turned into a story about the band's success as part of the Lou Pearlman-helmed boy band craze.

"Lou had seen the success of Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block, and he was like, 'Well, I can do this. I can put together a group,'" BSB member A.J. McLean says in the...
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J. Cole Debuts Big On Billboard 200

December 18th, 2014 10:21am EST
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive
For J. Cole, the number one spot is a familiar one. For the third time in his career, J. Cole sits atop the Billboard 200. This time, he earns the largest sales of his career as 2014 Forest Hills Drive sold a robust 354,000 copies. Translated to the Billboard 200’s new formula of ‘units’, J. Cole’s latest impacted 375,000. Even more remarkable about J. Cole’s numbers is the lack of a single to drive album sales – “Apparently” was issued upon the album’s release as a single. Initially, the album was forecasted to sell more than 300,000 copies.

So with the debut of J. Cole, Taylor Swif...
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Madonna: Leak Of Unfinished Album Is 'Artistic Rape'

December 18th, 2014 9:09am EST
Madonna: Leak Of Unfinished Album Is 'Artistic Rape,' 'A Form Of
Surprise! Madonna has a new album in the works, something she's been writing and recording in secret with a planned release in 2015.

We know this not because Madonna deigned to tell us herself, but because an unfinished version of the album leaked online on Wednesday.

Madonna, understandably, was upset- and she took to Instagram to vent her frustrations, calling the leak of her surprise album both "artistic rape" and "a form of terrorism."

If you'd like to read Madonna's angry screed in its entirety... well, she's already gone ahead and deleted it from Instagram. But this is the age of t...
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How And Why Did A 10 Year Old Boy Make Justin Timberlake Cry? (Watch)

December 17th, 2014 1:44pm EST
Young Fan Makes Justin Timberlake Cry (Watch)
In a sea of fans, one young boy caught Justin Timberlake off guard in front of a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In the middle of his performance, the pop star stopped to take a small gift from a 10-year-old fan sitting in the front row who was dressed in a white suit and bow tie.

“For me?” Timberlake asks the young fan. “How old are you man?”

“You’re 10, and you’ve been watching me since you were two?” he questioned.

The gift was a bowtie which led JT to tear up. He told the boy, "A gentleman can't have too many bow ties."

“I might have to wear this on Christmas Da...
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Why Was Mariah Carey Crying At New York Christmas Concert (Watch)

December 17th, 2014 11:46am EST
Mariah Carey Cries, Loses Shoe At New York Christmas Concert (Wa
Mariah Carey took the stage in New York City last night for the first of six shows at the Beacon Theatre titled, "All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy And Festivity." The problem was, Carey just wasn't feeling so festive due to a series of malfunctions.

Ranging from shoe to earpiece issues, Carey attempted to keep going but was clearly frustrated at some points, and it was all caught on video.

During one of her tunes, Carey lost her shoe. Instead of struggling with it, the singer held it in her hand throughout the tune.

Later, she began crying when she performed her hit "Hero,...
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Britney Spears Proves Her New Abs Are All Hers!

December 17th, 2014 9:00am EST
Britney Spears Proves Her New Abs Are All Hers - No Photoshop Al
Been questioning the validity of Britney Spears' abs lately?

You're not the only one. Just two days ago, Spears was flaunting it all over the cover of Women's Health Magazine, wearing nothing more than her underwear.

And the former teen pop queen's abs were on display- so much so that one of the magazine cover blurbs was shouting "INSANE ABS" and pointing to Spears' tummy with red ink.

But some aren't buying it. A lot of fans have been quick to think that Photoshop is the reason Spears is looking so fit right now.

Britney Spears says otherwise. A new video has just dropped online that ...
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