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Wiz Khalifa Takes ‘Blacc Hollywood’ To The Top: This Week in Music

August 28th, 2014 7:45am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood'
Wiz Khalifa has been high many times in his life – he’d probably say the same thing – but he’s never been #1 on the Billboard 200. This week, after two previous albums, Wiz Khalifa’s latest album Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies, easily sufficient for #1. While Wiz had never debuted at the penthouse, both his previous albums actually moved more copies their first week. 2011 effort Rolling Papers sold a robust 197,000 copies, while 2012 LP O.N.I.F.C. sold 148,000. Each album by the kush lover has sold less. Still, Wiz should celebrate…then again maybe he should ease up on Mary Jane. ...
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Review: Ariana Grande Shines Vocally on ‘My Everything’

August 27th, 2014 9:50am EDT
Ariana Grande
On Ariana Grande’s sophomore album My Everything, things feel different from her debut Yours Truly from 2013. The voice still soars commandingly – there’s no difference there – but My Everything has more of the feel of a big pop album. Sure Yours Truly had some exceptional records itself and blended pop and R&B sensibilities much like this album, but My Everything feels as if Grande has better established her niche and is flexing.

My Everything is a solid second effort from Grande, feeling like the right album for the right time. That said, the album itself, while good, is by no means...
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Miley Cyrus Defends Homeless VMAs Date Who Is Wanted On A Warrant

August 27th, 2014 8:38am EDT
Miley Cyrus
The homeless man Miley Cyrus took to the MTV Video Music Awards is wanted by police in connection with a probation violation, and the pop star has come his defense, telling fans that the larger issue of youth homelessness is more important than one man's troubles with the law.

On Sunday, Jesse Helt accompanied Cyrus to the red carpet event and accepted her award for "Video of the Year" for "Wrecking Ball." In his speech he talked about raising awarenes about displaced young people across the United States.

The pair met at Hollywood shelter My Friend's Place, and on Tuesday it was revealed...
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Neil Young To Divorce Wife Of 36 Years

August 27th, 2014 8:28am EDT
Neil Young
After 36 years of marriage, Neil Young and his wife Pegi are going their separate ways. The singer, 68, filed divorced papers in California in July, and a hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.

The pair met in the 1970s while Pegi was working as a waitress at a diner near his California ranch.

Pegi is also a musician. She has released three solo albums since 2007 and was Neil's inspiration behind songs such as "Such a Woman" and "Unknown Legend."

Pegi often performed with her husband and took the stage with him in 2013 at the Bridge School Benefit concert, which she co-founded with Neil in th...
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Jessie J Gets Some Help From Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj In Latest Video, 'Bang Bang'

August 26th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Bang Bang
Hot off their opening performance during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's video for their single "Bang Bang" finally saw a wide release on Monday afer debuting exclusively on MTV.com following the VMAs.

The single, which will appear on Jessie J's upcoming album, features the three women dancing and partying on a New York City rooftop.

"It's me starting a street party that Ariana is then going to attend, and then Nicki turns up on an amazing type of transport, that I wont give away," Jessie told MTV News. "And then we all party together on a ...
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Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music

August 26th, 2014 9:12am EDT
Ariana Grande Leads New Albums: This Week In Music
After some rather unexceptional release weeks, the music industry looks to be picking up some steam in regards to bigger album releases. This week, many new titles were released off-cycle, hitting stores on Monday, August 25. Some of the artists dropping new music this week included Ariana Grande, Kem, and Brad Paisley. Grande, who’s had big hits this summer, leads the charge this week with My Everything.

1) Ariana Grande, My Everything (Universal Republic)

Pop’s new ‘it’ star releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, My Everything, which follows up 2013’s #1 debut, Yours Tru...
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A Little Bit Comedy And A Little Bit Rock And Roll

August 26th, 2014 5:35am EDT
Amber Ferrari
Starpulse.com’s Jeza Belle sat down with rock songstress Amber Ferrari, voted one of Long Island’s best singers, and New York City nightlife Glammy Award nominee; comedian Ike Avelli, whose friendship has led to collaborative partnerships in various productions. While together the duo dished on the correlation between comedy and song, the importance of giving back, and future plans.

Tell our readers what the two of you have been up to?

Amber- First, I’m currently working on a show called “Joplin’s Pearl” that plays at the Patchogue Playhouse on Long Island, in which I spend the first hal...
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Miley Cyrus Rocks The Black Leather Look At The 2014 MTV VMAs

August 25th, 2014 6:52pm EDT
Miley Cyrus Rocks The Black Leather Look At The 2014 MTV VMAs
Miley Cyrus may not have performed at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, but she did turn heads on the red carpet prior to the show.

The singer, who won the Video of the Year award for her single "Wrecking Ball," was sexy in leather as she paird a black bandeau top with black leather pants and silver stillettos.

The singer is now thinking about the follow-up to her 2013 smash album "Bangerz," telling People magazine on the red carpet that her next album is going to be "a little psychedelic" and that there won't be any more twerking going on.

Miley is working with indie rockers The Fl...
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Prince Announces Release Date For New Solo Album And Debut Album With New Band 3RDEYEGIRL

August 25th, 2014 6:07pm EDT
Prince Announces Release Date For New Solo Album And Debut Album
It's been months since Prince released his latest single, "Breakdown," to mark the occasion of re-signing with Warner Bros. Records after 18 years and a legal dispute that saw him change his name to just a symbol, and the music icon has finally announced the release of not one, but two new albums.

The Purple One announced on Monday that he's set to release solo album "Art Official Age" along with the debut album with his new group 3RDEYEGIRL, "PLECTRUMELECTRUM," on September 30.

According to the official press release, the album releases "will also be marked by a series of very special ev...
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The Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time

August 25th, 2014 2:10pm EDT
The Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) generate more controversy than most other award shows. Some are epic, and many are epic fails. But there are always several that stand the test of time.

Many of today's music legends made their mark during the awards and in turn, made history. From Madonna to Britney to Justin Timberlake, here are the Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time:

10. Justin Timberlake, Medley 2013

It was the performance of the evening and clearly more classy than the bump and grind of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Timberlake's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor was a well-des...
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