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Ariana Grande Named 'Breakthrough Artist Of The Year'

April 15th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Ariana Grande Named 'Breakthrough Artist Of The Year'
The Music Business Association is honoring Ariana Grande with the "Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award" at the Music Biz 2014 Awards on May 8 in Los Angeles. Emeli Sande, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Carrie Underwood are previous recipiants of the award.

Grande, 20, got her start in show business on Nickelodeon's popular series "Victorious." Over the past year she made her mark as a singer with a number-one record on the charts with debut album "Yours Truly."

Grande said of the accolade: "Music has always been my first love, so receiving this award is a true honor for me. I've been purs...
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Ariana Grande to receive Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award

April 15th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Ariana Grande
Pop singer Ariana Grande is set to receive the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2014 Awards.

The Way hitmaker will be honoured by officials at the Music Business Association on 8 May (14) during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Grande, who first made a name for herself as a star on Nickelodeon's popular kids' show Victorious, will be feted for her standout achievements as a singer over the past year, including a number one record on the U.S. charts with her debut album, Yours Truly.

Grande, 20, expresses her gratitude for the prize in a statement which reads: "Music has a...
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Ariana Grande: I Am NOT Making More Than 'Sam & Cat' Co-Star Jennette McCurdy

April 4th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Ariana Grande: I Am NOT Making More Than 'Sam & Cat' Co-Star Jen
Ariana Grande has responded to rumors that the status of her hit Nickleodeon show "Sam & Cat" is in limbo over a salary dispute.

Co-star Jennette McCurdy skipped the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, causing fans to speculate that she was absent due to a racy photo scandal. McCurdy tweeted she was put in an "uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation" by Nickelodeon executives and denied that the leaked photos were the reason why.

The network put "Sam & Cat" on hiatus, claiming the cast and crew needed a break.

Reports circulated that the real reason for the hiatus was McCurdy was batt...
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Ariana Grande's 'Nude Photo Leak' Is Early April Fool's Prank

April 1st, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande was the victim of a Twitter prank when several people made #ArianasNudesLeaked a trending topic on the social media site.

The offending hashtag began to take off yesterday, a bit early for the usual April Fool's prank. Many of the original tweets with the hashtag were part of a public discussion of how to prank the star (below), but that didn't stop many users from taking the hashtag and assuming it was true.

@swagiana we could try #ArianasNudesLeaked idk

— ㅤㅤnio❃ (@swagiana) March 31, 2014

At one point, someone edited a picture of Ariana on the beach to make it appear...
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Young Stars Shine At The Kids' Choice Awards - Victoria Justice, Bella Thorne, Cody Simpson & More!

March 30th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Young Stars Shine At The Kids' Choice Awards - Victoria Justice,
The 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards were chock full of vibrant, young Hollywood stars, including Victoria Justice, who showed up in a playful, strapless yellow frock.

She was joined on the orange carpet by Ariana Grande, who wore a bright yellow mini dress, and Bella Thorne, who paired her red hair with an emerald green jumpsuit.

Cody Simpson made a statement in a black leather biker jacket, while Zendaya Coleman sported denim cutoffs and a big bun in her hair.

Check out more photos from the event...

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Bella Thorne

Cody Simpson

Zendaya Coleman

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Ariana Grande breaks three toes

March 25th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Ariana Grande breaks three toes
Ariana Grande broke three toes after slipping in urine.

The 20-year-old songbird suffered an agonising injury over the weekend when her pet dog Ophelia urinated on the floor and she accidentally walked right into the puddle.

Ariana's manager Scooter Braun - who also oversees Justin Bieber's career - shared the star's embarrassing moment by posting a screenshot of her text message on Instagram.

She wrote in the text: "Had a party last night and in front of a lot of people I slipped on a huge surprise pile of Ophelia piss, slammed into a wall and broke 3 toes. Have a great day."

Scooter c...
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Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain's Death, More

March 22nd, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain'
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.

Chris Brown Dating Ariana Grande: After it was revealed Brown and Grande were working on a song together, rumors swirled that the working relationship turned to romance. Is Grande really falling for the bad boy?

Verdict: False. One of Brown's friends told RumorFix it was just a rumor. The rapper doesn't have much time for a girlfriend at the moment, anyway, thanks to his issues with jail and rehab.

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Rumor Patrol: Pharrell William's Hat For Sale, Ariana Grande's Cocaine Problem, More

February 22nd, 2014 4:03pm EST
Pharrell
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.

Pharrell's Hat For Sale: Remember that ridiculous hat Pharrell wore at the Grammys and a few press events? Well, word has it the musician is seeking to put the giant headpiece up for sale for charity. Would anyone actually want to own the headwear?

Verdict: True. Pharrell set up an eBay auction to sell the Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat he wore to the Grammys to benefit From One Hand to Another, a char...
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Ariana Grande calls on fans to stop threatening to Perez Hilton

February 20th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Perez Hilton
Ariana Grande has begged fans to stop sending online death threats to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton after he alleged the singer has a cocaine problem.

On Sunday (16Feb14), the gossip king, real name Mario Lavandeira, Jr., took to Twitter.com to confront The Way singer about her purported drug use.

In a direct post to Grande, he wrote, "Are you okay? I heard someone saw you doing cocaine at a party! Stay away from drugs Ariana!!! I'm praying for you! You can overcome this! #JustSayNoToDrugs"

And after receiving threats from Grande's devotees on his personal social media sites, he took to...
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Ariana Grande records with Chris Brown

February 17th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has recorded a track with Chris Brown.
The 'Baby I' singer has been in the studio with the controversial star - who is currently in rehab for anger management - and they announced their collaboration by sharing some of its lyrics on Twitter.
Chris tweeted: "I dug a single seed into the ground, I hope it grows,"
Ariana responded: "In a year or two if you're around, you'll see a rose."
When asked what her favorite song at the moment is by a fan, Ariana teased: "a song u haven't heard that is coming out in march (sic)."
The 20-year-old singer's manager, Scooter Braun, then conf...
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Ariana Grande Confirms Nathan Sykes Split

January 29th, 2014 2:48pm EST
Ariana Grande Confirms Nathan Sykes Split
Pop star Ariana Grande has confirmed her split from The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes, but insists she's glad she met him and fell in love.

The Way hitmaker hinted at the breakup last month when she was asked if the pop couple had parted ways during a radio interview.

She said, "You're a little behind," and added, "We're really good friends."

Over the weekend, U.S. radio DJ Showbiz Shelly confronted Grande and asked her to confirm the split.

Grande replied, "We broke up a little while ago but he's a really good friend. He's so talented. I am so glad to met him and have a friend like him i...
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Ariana Grande Teared Up On Grammys Red Carpet Due To Internet Bullies

January 28th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Ariana Grande
If you thought Ariana Grande looked little sad while she was posing on the red carpet at the Grammys, you aren't alone - and now we know why the child star was on the verge of tears.

E! Online News reports Grande was a bit overwhelmed with all of the attention that comes with walking the red carpet at an event like the Grammys, and then made the fatal mistake of looking at her Twitter feed.

A source tells the website, "This blogger attacked her dress but also went after her hair and then more people started piling on. It was just mean. Ariana was like, 'Why am I even here?'"

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Ariana Grande: Justin Bieber needs help

January 27th, 2014 6:20am EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande doesn't think Justin Bieber needs "punishment".
The 20-year-old pop star doesn't believe anyone "understands" the pressure the 'Believe' hitmaker is under because of his global fame and thinks he needs "help" rather than heavy criticism for his recent behavior, which includes being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an expired license and resisting arrest amid. There has also been mass speculation he has been taking drugs such as cannabis.
She said: "He's very isolated ... I don't think anybody understands. I don't think anybody could eve...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And Sean Penn, More

January 25th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level, Charlize Theron And
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.

Justin Bieber's Alcohol Level: As you probably know, Bieber was arrested for speeding and DUI this week. That much is true, but many outlets have been adding details such as what drugs he had in his system. Now, the official police report is under scrutiny for the pop star's alcohol level first reported. Was Bieber barely drunk by the time he was tested?

Verdict: True. TMZ reports Bieber had a blood al...
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Ariana Grande wants to be more like Miley Cyrus

January 24th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande wishes she was as confident as Miley Cyrus.
The 'Right There' singer is a huge fan of the controversial singer's raunchy antics - such as appearing naked in her 'Wrecking Ball' video or Twerking up against Robin Thicke at last year's MTV Video Music Awards - and thinks she brings something interesting to pop.
She told Boston's Mix 104.1 radio station: "I think she's dope, I think she's a rock star, I think she's expressing herself, and there's nothing wrong with adding a little fun into pop culture. I wish I had enough confidence to get naked and sit on a wrecking ball. I...
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Justin Bieber compares himself to Michael Jackson

January 24th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has compared himself to Michael Jackson.
The 19-year-old star was charged with drink driving, resisting arrest and drag racing in Miami in the early hours of Thursday morning (23.01.14) leading him to liken himself to the late 'King of Pop', with a photo of him sitting atop a car with his left hand raised.
The photo is split with a picture of Michael - in a similar pose, standing on top of a car holding up a peace sign - taken outside a court in California after he had pleaded not guilty to seven counts of child molestation at a trial in 2004.
Justin captioned the picture: "W...
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Ariana Grande vows to avoid 'unhealthy' relationships

January 13th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande won't let a boy change her personality.
The 'Baby I' hitmaker admits she used to be in an "unhealthy" relationship prior to dating The Wanted's Nathan Sykes - with whom she parted ways amicably in December - which made her lose all her confidence, and has vowed to never be dependent on a man again.
She recalled in an interview with the new issue of Teen Vogue magazine: "I was dating a boy who made me a different person. And my family was like, 'You've lost your light, you are constantly distracted.' If I waited too long to text him back, it was the end of the world. And it was...
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Ariana Grande Reveals All The Details Of First Date With The Wanted's Nathan Sykes

December 31st, 2013 10:08pm EST
Ariana Grande Cosmopolitan
Ariana Grande opened up about her first date with boyfriend (now ex) Nathan Sykes of boy band The Wanted in a new interview for the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

"We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting — I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower," she says. "He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn’t want to take me into the bedroom on the first date."

While Sykes showed his chivalrous side to the singer/actress, haters on Twitter h...
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Ariana Grande: 'Nathan Sykes was perfect gentleman on first date'

December 31st, 2013 3:10am EST
Nathan Sykes
British pop star Nathan Sykes wooed his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande by treating her to French pastries and showering her with flowers on their first date.

The Wanted singer fell for Grande after recording the duet Almost Is Never Enough and they went public with their romance in September (13).

The young couple has reportedly parted ways, but the Baby I hitmaker, 20, is still full of praise for Sykes and reveals he was the perfect gentleman when he first invited her back to his hotel suite.

She tells Cosmopolitan magazine, "We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Lad...
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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
XL

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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Ariana Grande doesn't like partying

December 30th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande doesn't like partying.
The 'Baby I' singer claims she is an "old soul" who is "boring" and much more content to sit at home than go out on the town with her friends.
She told the US edition of Cosmopolitan magazine: "What excites younger people doesn't excite me ... I'm kind of a boring, normal girl who likes 'Harry Potter' and to sit in her pajamas and sing.
"A lot of my friends are partiers, but I've never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up [drunk]? That's kind of the road that I, as a lady, wo...
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Fergie had an extra special Christmas

December 29th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Fergie
Fergie and Josh Duhamel's son made their Christmas extra special.
The Black Eyed Peas singer and the 'Save Haven' actor welcomed their first child, Axl, into the world in August, and the 'Pump It' hitmaker revealed their baby boy is "very curious" about the festive season.
The 38-year-old star told People.com: "It's all about baby Axl this year.
"It's really cute because he's been looking at the tree and the lights in our house and he's very fascinated by this and the ornaments. He wants to touch it and feel the way that the bristles feel on his feet and hands and he's very curious about it...
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25 Best R&B Albums Of 2013

December 27th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Beyonce
It truly saddens me to see R&B, a personal favorite style of music, in a state of uncertainty.  2013 found the numbers of R&B down considerably, a trend that is consistent year in and year out. Save for a select few commercial bright spots (led by an unexpected Beyoncé album), R&B only dented the charts. Even so, finding 25 albums with some significance wasn’t difficult to do.  Sure, some of the lowest ranked albums have their flaws, but each has some reason for being selected.  Enjoy!

1) Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Bad Boy

In a world where R&B and soul music have cooled off consid...
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Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes split

December 24th, 2013 1:20pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes have split up.
The couple, who went public with their romance in September after releasing their duet 'Almost Is Never Enough,' broke up a few weeks ago as their relationship had run its course.
A source told UsMagazine.com: "They just weren't into it anymore."
The 20-year-old 'The Way' hitmaker previously gushed about the "amazing" The Wanted singer, 20, and recently insisted it wasn't "tough" for them to spend time together despite their busy schedules.
She told the February 2014 issue of Teen Vogue: "It's not as tough as people would think. We have the same...
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Ariana Grande plans to turn her back on acting after Sam & Cat

December 17th, 2013 3:10am EST
Ariana Grande
Pop sensation Ariana Grande is contemplating turning her back on acting once her gig on Icarly/Victorious spin-off Sam & Cat ends.

The Way singer admits she never wanted to be an actress but created the role of oddball Cat Valentine for the kids' TV shows to help her land a record deal.

And now she has realised her chart dreams, she's keen to dedicate herself to singing.

She tells Complex magazine, "I never liked acting. I auditioned for TV just to get a platform to get a record deal and then I fell in love with acting because it was fun.

"After I'm done playing Cat Valentine I don't se...
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Five Music Takeaways from 2013

December 15th, 2013 1:00pm EST
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards to its artists.  While my inner musical nerdy side wishes that I could nitpick and analyze every facet microscopically, I’ll rely on a Childish Gambino rhyme to express why that’s not possible: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What I do have time for is to shar...
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Miley Cyrus appears topless on Christmas card

December 14th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus flashed her breasts for a Christmas card.
The 'Wrecking Ball' singer can be seen pulling her top up to expose her chest while sticking out her tongue in the picture, posted on her Twitter account.
Her nipples are covered with hearts which read "Merry Christmas", while a snowman, Santa hat and various other Christmas themed items have also been added to the foreground.
Miley, 21, tweeted underneath: "Merry Christmas THANK YOU NY [New York] for being one of the few states to @freethenipple."
She added in another tweet: "It's not about getting your t**ties out. It's about equalit...
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70s Group Sues Ariana Grande For Copyright Infringement

December 12th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande may have gone the wrong way by recording her single "The Way." The singer/actress has been named in a copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2013 hit.

British firm Minder Music, who own the rights to songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, are suing Grande, executives at Sony/ATV, UMG Recordings and others over the tune.

Minder Music points out that Grande repeats, "What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time" on the song. The firm says her lyrics are lifted from the disco group's 1972 tune "Troglodyte," which features the spoken phrase, "What we're...
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Ariana Grande caught up in legal battle over 1972 disco hit

December 12th, 2013 3:10am EST
Ariana Grande
Pop star Ariana Grande has been dragged into a copyright infringement lawsuit over her 2013 hit The Way.

The singer/actress and executives at Sony/ATV, UMG Recordings and others have been named in the legal action, brought by bosses at U.K. firm Minder Music, who own the rights to songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

They claim the phrase Grande repeats in the hit, "What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time", is lifted from the American disco group's 1972 tune Troglodyte, which features the spoken phrase, "What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, ...
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Selena Gomez storms off stage

December 8th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez allegedly stormed off stage after dropping the F-bomb at the Jingle Ball.
The 21-year-old singer was reportedly "p***ed" at the KIIS FM charity event is Los Angeles on Friday (12.06.13) because her sound wasn't working properly and walked off in exasperation before finishing her set.
The brunette beauty was forced to yell into the crowd, which consisted of mostly children, when her microphone malfunctioned, according to UsMagazine.com, and said: "Sorry, the sound isn't working! Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight. Is it ok...
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