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Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200

5/24/2016 8:35am EDT
Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200
Regardless of the criticism that has greeted Drake’s fourth studio album Views, it continues its stay atop the Billboard 200. In its third week in the penthouse, Views moves another robust total – the tune of 239,000 units. That is less than last week, unsurprising, but the most notable discrepancy this week is between streams plus sales versus pure sales. Only about 35% of the 239,000 units are pure sales (83,000)!

Interestingly, Beyoncé actually sold more albums than Drake, topping the Top Album Sales chart. The top album sales chart was formerly the Billboard 200 before the new SPS form...

How Does Ariana Grande’s New Album Stack Up?

5/23/2016 10:18am EDT
Ariana Grande Keeps Things Fresh On 'Dangerous Woman'
Cutting straight to the chase, pop star Ariana Grande is a phenomenal singer, period. Grande has one of the silliest vocal ranges, hence, why she’s been viewed as a successor or younger version of Mariah Carey. While Grande hasn’t achieved the level of success of Carey, she’s clearly established herself as a heavyweight. On her third album Dangerous Woman, Grande takes a step forward, favoring a more mature, edgy sound compared to her first two albums.

“Moonlight” kicks off Dangerous Woman with a retro-soul ballad, definitely a contrast to the infectious “Problem” which served as My Everyt...

Album Releases: Lots Of New Music To Check Out This Week

5/16/2016 10:58am EDT
58th Annual GRAMMY Awards 2016 - Arrivals held at the Staples Ce
May 2016 rolls right along with another jam-packed new music release week. Last week brought us Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Nettles and the highly anticipated return of Corinne Bailey Rae. This week remains intriguing with the third studio album by a pop standout, not to mention the tenth album by a country superstar, and a pair of legendary rock musicians. Here are seven albums to check out this week.

1) Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman (Republic)

Grande’s third studio album, Dangerous Woman, serves as the follow-up to her 2014 album My Everything, a no. 1, Grammy-nominated pop affair. Dan...

Ariana Grande Is 'So Down' To Join Taylor Swift's Squad

4/1/2016 11:22am EDT
Ariana Grande Wants To Join Taylor Swift's 'Girl Squad'
"Dangerous Woman" singer Ariana Grande has revealed that she would be honored to join Taylor Swift's girl squad because the women are "really nice".

Speaking to the New York Daily News, Grande explained that Swift's friends are a great mix of strong and emotionally intelligent women, and she would definitely say yes to being pals with them:

“All those girls are really nice. I would just be so down. Do you have to do anything weird to get in?” she remarked.

Grande, meanwhile, recently called for men to stop using sexist language in their lyrics and told Britain's Daily Mirror that there's...

Ariana Grande And Macy Gray Team Up For Duet

3/18/2016 9:22am EDT
Ariana Grande Teams Up With Macy Gray For 'Dangerous Woman' Trac
Ariana Grande revealed a "really special" new album collaboration during a recent interview, the only and only Macy Gray.

Songstress Ariana Grande has revealed that her forthcoming new studio album, entitled "Dangerous Woman" featured a special collaboration.

Speaking to New York City's KTU 103.5 FM, Grande revealed that she worked on a track with Gray.

"I have one called 'Leave Me Lonely', which is really special. My friend Victoria Monet wrote it and my friend Tommy Brown produced it, and it features Macy Gray. It's a really special one," the singer spilled.

She wouldn't share the nam...

Ariana Grande Shows Her Support For Fellow Musician

3/14/2016 9:45am EDT
Ariana Grande Talks Kesha Legal Troubles: 'I Support Her'
Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande has shown her support for fellow female musician, Kesha in her legal battle against Dr. Luke.

The "Die Young" singer made headlines recently after her legal request to emancipate herself from a contract with record producer Dr. Luke.

Kesha said Luke drugged and raped her. Her request was denied in court.

This shocking courtroom decision has led many female celebrities to speak out in support of the singer and her legal fight.

Ariana Grande recently told Carson Daly, during an interview with 97.1 AMP Radio that she was unaware situations like this occu...

'Saturday Night Live' Season 41, Episode 15: Ariana Grande

3/13/2016 8:13pm EDT
Ariana Grande Kills It As 'Saturday Night Live' Host And Musical
Musical guests may have limited range compared to most “SNL” hosts, but they are still entertainers. On top of that, Ariana Grande is also a veteran of Nickelodeon, which tends to make professionals out of its kid stars. If Grande is given good material, she will know how to hit her marks. So it should not be considered shocking that her hosting debut was mostly a success. But who would have guessed that in the pantheon of great “SNL” hosts, she would be most similar to Kevin Spacey?

CNN America’s Choice 2016 – Once again, the cold opening is a political catchall, but this one works be...

Saturday TV Guide: Kids' Choice Awards, Ariana Grande On 'SNL'

3/12/2016 8:31am EST
Saturday TV Guide: Kids' Choice Awards, Ariana Grande On 'SNL'
Blake Shelton is taking a break from The Voice to serve as the host of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, which leads our Saturday TV guide for this week.

The country superstar will be the master of ceremonies for the 2016 edition of the youth-oriented awards show, succeeding fellow musician Nick Jonas, who hosted the KCA's in 2015. Shelton's first-ever award hosting gig airs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon tonight, and the network has released a video of the "Sangria" singer behind the scenes:

Music is a theme in this week's Saturday programming. HBO is using this evening to pr...

Watch #VSSwimSpecial CBS Live Stream Featuring Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' Preview

3/9/2016 6:05pm EST
Watch Victoria's Secret Swim Special Live Online: CBS Live Strea
What time does the 2016 Victoria's Secret Swim special start on Wednesday night and how can you watch it live streaming online? Your favorite VS Angels will show off this season's hottest swimwear on March 9 in a beach-front fashion show that includes musical entertainment by Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, and an exclusive preview of Ariana Grande's song "Dangerous Woman" (sneak peek below).

CBS will broadcast the Victoria's Secret Swim special that was filmed on the beautiful island of St. Barth's in the French West Indies starting at 9 p.m. ET. If you're not near a TV during the two-hour...

Ariana Grande: 'My New Music Has A Bit Of An Edge To It'

3/3/2016 10:10am EST
Ariana Grande Calls New Album Of Music Titled 'Dangerous Woman'
Ariana Grande explains that her album of new music title "Dangerous Woman" has more of an "edge" than ever before.

Speaking to Miss Vogue, the star said her recent desire to try out new fashion is replicated in her music.

The singer revealed, "My new music has a bit of an edge to it and I've been having fun incorporating that into my style."

"For the Grammys we really wanted to do something classic with that edge - I loved the Ramona Keveza gown I wore! I think it is important to stay true to who you are and pick things that you really really love," she continued.

Along with debuting he...

Ariana Grande Has A Surprise For Fans On 'Saturday Night Live'

2/26/2016 1:10pm EST
Ariana Grande To Debut New Song From Third Album 'Dangerous Woma
Ariana Grande will not only debut a new song on "Saturday Night Live," she will also be pulling double duty as both show host and performer.

During the March 12 episode, Grande will debut music from her highly anticipated third album, "Dangerous Woman."

The previous title of the album was "Moonlight."

Grande confirmed the new album title in an audio recording that the singer and songwriter posted to her new website,, on Thursday.

"I'm so excited to finally have a site where I can give you guys exclusive content and keep you guys posted on album-related things," she sa...

Ariana Grande Donates Proceeds To A Great Cause

1/15/2016 2:28pm EST
Ariana Grande MAC Viva Glam Cosmetics Line Donating Proceeds To
Singer Ariana Grande has a big heart, she really does.

She has vowed to donate every penny from the purchase of her very own MAC VIVA Glam campaign to AIDS research.

Grande told fans to treat themselves to items from her MAC VIVA Glam campaign because from each purchase made, "every penny" will be donated to MAC's AIDS Fund.

The collection, which features a deep berry lipstick and a shimmering pink lip gloss, is on sale now.

Grande took to her official Twitter to reiterate her good deeds towards the AIDS community.

"My @maccosmetics #vivaglam lipstick & gloss are out every penny goes ...

Ariana Grande: 'Katy Took Me Under Her Wing'

11/4/2015 11:18am EST
Ariana Grande Talks Katy Perry Friendship, Inspiration
Did you know that Ariana Grande and Katy Perry are besties?

Grande revealed that she is a huge fan of Perry and is always glad to see her because she has been there as a support system for the actress turned singer since the beginning of her career.

During an interview with Zach Sang & the Gang, Grande revealed, "Katy was very nice to me when I first put out music and she took me under her wing and was like, 'if you ever need anything, I can totally be here for you'."

"She was very welcoming and wonderful. It was so crazy because I went to her show at the Staples Center a few years ago...

Disney Classics Are Alive And Well On The 'We Love Disney' Album

11/2/2015 10:10am EST
'We Love Disney': A Family-Friendly Album That Adults Will Eat U
Globally, people maintain a variety of diverse beliefs and approaches to the thing known as life. Once reaching a certain point – namely adulthood – the innocence possessed as a child is stripped and reality sets in. Sometimes, yearning back to those simpler, innocent times of life is therapeutic – a reminder of some of the best days. Listening to the various artists comprised compilation We Love Disney, the power of memorable songs from various Disney films makes you feel childlike again, reviving and reliving the good times prior to hardships and pitfalls.

Ne-Yo kicks off We Love Disn...

Ariana Grande: 'Did Someone Just Throw A Phone On Stage'

11/1/2015 11:02am EST
Ariana Grande Gets A Phone Thrown At Her On Stage
Ariana Grande took the stage at the iHeart Radio Theater in California and found herself on the receiving end of a thrown cell phone.

The 22-year-old pop singer was in the middle of a concert on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Grande was performing her new single "Focus" for the first time and while sitting down for a Q&A, a person from the audience threw a smartphone at her.

Thankfully the singer was not injured after the incident, as reported by E!

Of course, several fans posted photos of the event online.


Ariana Grande: 'I Am Beyond Honored And Excited'

10/28/2015 9:37am EDT
Ariana Grande Is The New Face Of MAC Cosmetics
Pop diva Ariana Grande is the new face of MAC Cosmetics.

Grande is the latest celebrity spokeswoman for the brand's Viva Glam label.

The 22-year-old songstress personal color line will debut in January of 2016.

Viva Glam is the beauty company's charitable leg that benefits its Mac Cosmetics Aids Funds.

One hundred percent of all proceeds from Ariana's line specifically will benefit those suffering from HIV/AIDS, as reported by E!.

Prior to Grande's involvement with the company, Miley Cyrus held the key position as the face of the label.

The beauty giant first teased Ariana's #VivaGlam...

Ariana Grande May Have A New Man In Her Life

10/22/2015 9:46am EDT
Ariana Grande
Is Ariana Grande keeping a secret boyfriend under wraps? The pop star posted a photo on Instagram Monday night that got fans' tongues wagging about a possible romance.

The black and white shot shows two people hidden behind what appears to be a photo booth curtain with just their feet visible. One person is wearing white high heels, and the other is wearing boots. They are so close together, it appears that they may be kissing.

Grande captioned the shot, "the sun is setting and you're right here by my side."

Fans immediately began speculating that she was dating someone, and the 22-year...

Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton

10/7/2015 7:00pm EDT
R&B Divas Go Head To Head: Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton
38-year old Tamar Braxton-Herbert, best known as Tamar Braxton recently dropped her new studio album Calling All Angels. While the rollout for Calling All Angels hasn’t been the smoothest thanks to a delayed release, the final product was nothing short of well-rounded, enjoyable R&B album. Arguably, Tamar’s third album trumps her Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Love and War. Love and War was more high profile particularly given its phenomenal title track, but Calling All Angels shows tremendous artistic growth for Tamar.

What’s most impressive about Calling All Angels is Tamar’s voic...

Ariana Grande Goes From Donutgate To Instagram Kissgate

10/7/2015 9:52am EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has -- wait for it -- kissed a girl. The former Nickelodeon star posted a video showing her kissing Victorious co-star, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gillies. Ariana later claims the Instagram footage was posted accidentally. However, some viewers are not buying the “oops” excuse.

According to a Celeb Dirty Laundry report, on Tuesday, Ariana Grande appears in a video kissing her BFF in a bedroom. Before the pucker, Liz says, "It's got to be pretty though." They count down and then lock lips before exploding in laughter.

Readers on Gawker weighed in on Ariana's kiss. Some even suggest...

Ariana Grande: 'All Of My Best Friends Are Gay'

9/22/2015 2:07pm EDT
Ariana Grande
In a new interview for, Ariana Grande opened up to "Scream Queens" openly gay director Ryan Murphy about her feelings about the LGBQT community.

The singer/actress has a gay brother and revealed that she gets incensed with people who are intolerant of those who are attracted to the opposite sex.

Grande explained, "I mean, here's the thing: I wasn't raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay. So for me to meet people who use the word "faggot" as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can't take it. I don't understand it. It's so foreign to me.

"I was r...

Ariana Gives Fans A Rare Look At Her Natural Hairstyle

9/21/2015 1:41pm EDT
Ariana Grande Shows Off Natural Curls On Instagram
Ariana Grande shared a rare photo of her naturally curly hair on Instagram on Sunday, captioning it "peekaboo healthy curls... long time no see."

The 22-year-old, who is seldom seen with her hair out of the usual top-of-her head ponytail let alone in its natural state, made an appearance on "The Tonight Show" last week, sharing her new fragrance, playing Wheel of Musical Impressions with host Jimmy Fallon, and making a big announcement.

Ariana's big news, of course, is that she's got some new music on the way. New single "Focus," her first since releasing her smash hit album "My Everythin...

Ariana Grande And Jimmy Fallon Kill It On 'Wheel Of Musical Impressions'

9/16/2015 4:32pm EDT
Watch Ariana Grande Nail Impressions Of Christina Aguilera, Brit
Ariana Grande's been making the rounds to promote her new fragrance (and do a little apologizing), and on Tuesday night she joined Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" where she showed off her serious singing voice.

The 22-year-old star joined Fallon for the recurring "Wheel of Musical Impressions" skit and showed her pipes while slaying impressions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and, of course, Celine Dion.

Fallon nailed his impressions of Aaron Neville and Sting also, and the two stars had an "I Can't Feel My Face"-Off as they both had to perform The Weeknd's hit single, the host a...

Ariana Grande Has Some Exciting News For Her Fans

9/9/2015 9:10am EDT
Ariana Grande Calls Herself A 'Bulletproof B**ch' After Illness
Songstress Ariana Grande was recently forced to cancel a concert that was scheduled to take place in Sacramento on Sunday, September 6 because she became ill.

Grande took to her official Twitter page to confirm that she has been given the all clear to continue performing.

"Despite being horribly sick my chords are pretty & perfectly healthy! No idea how, but damn I'm thanking the heavens!!" she remarked.

my doctor looked at my vocal chords today after a week of coughing and months straight of singing and called me a "bullet proof bitch".

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 8, 2...

Are These Celebrity Rumors True?

9/5/2015 8:30am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Demi Lovato's New Album Is About Sex Life, Ariana
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Demi Lovato's New Album "Confident" Is About Sex Life With Boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama: Reportedly, Demi Lovato is so into her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, that she devoted an entire album to songs to their amazing sex life!

Verdict: False. While Lovato and Valderrama are quite happy as a couple, the singer did not devote her newest release of songs about their sex life. Rather, the singer explained ...

Ariana Grande's Real Hair Is 'Destroyed'

8/28/2015 12:48pm EDT
Ariana Grande
A new report claims that the reason Ariana Grande wears her hair in a ponytail so often is to cover up the bald patches underneath.

This week's edition of OK! magazine reports that her ponytail is fake and she uses hair extensions because she's covering up some pretty serious problems.

An insider from the set of the star's new show "Scream Queens" revealed: "Her hair is a mess, what is left of it anyway. It is destroyed at the ends, and patchy on top. She is scared that if she tries another hair style, her bald patches will show."

Ariana on Aug. 13 in Japan with obvious extensions (but n...

Ariana's Fans Blast Talk Show Host

8/16/2015 11:51pm EDT
Ariana Grande Fans Want 'The Wendy Williams Show' Canceled After
Ariana Grande has a serious fan base. The "Problem" singer's fans are calling for a cancellation of "The Wendy Williams Show" after host Wendy Williams threw shade at their favorite singer.

The 51-year-old talk show host found herself on the receiving end of a vicious attack by Grande's fans after she made several controversial comments about the singer and body shamed Grande on her talk show.

"She's 21. She'll forever look 12," Williams said as the audience laughed. "And I don't mean that in a good way. It's nice to look younger than you are, but when you look too young and then you're s...

Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...

Is 'Knock Knock Live' Coming To Your Neighborhood?

7/16/2015 10:19pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest's 'Knock Knock Live': Celebs Go Knocking, Will You
There's a new game show in town and it could be coming to your front door. Ryan Seacrest's Knock Knock Live premieres July 21 on Fox and viewers may end up meeting their celebrity crush, playing a random game in their front yard with a sports star, or find a new car parked in their driveway.

Here's a bit of advice if you think you the Knock Knock Live crew might be coming to your home: keep your shirt on. Seacrest tells ABC that more often than not, most men answer their door "without a shirt on." Perhaps the casting department will start giving folks a little heads up that their coming — ...

Is Ariana Grande's Doughnut Drama Over?

7/14/2015 9:47am EDT
Ariana Grande Won't Face Criminal Charges Over Doughnut-Licking
Ariana Grande won't face criminal charges over an incident where she licked doughnuts that were out on an open counter and then muttered, "I hate America."

Grande was caught on surveillance footage from the bakery licking the unattended confections. She then muttered "I hate Americans. I hate America."

Both the bakery, Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif. and Grande faced different types of charges.

The singer could have faced criminal charges against her from the bakery's owners. They declined to press charges regarding the incident.

Wolfee Donuts was investigated by public health of...

Donutgate Continues Despite Ariana's Latest Apology...

7/10/2015 3:20pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has followed up her written statement in regard to her controversial trip to a California doughnut shop over Fourth of July weekend with an apology video.

The actress was caught on film at the Wolfee Donut Shop in Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Saturday with one of her backup dancers, and she appeared to lick a couple of the doughnuts put on display while staff members weren't watching, and then she could be heard saying "I hate America."

The Nickelodeon star-turned singer said in a statement, "I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my co...