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Early Grammy Predictions: Who Will Win?

December 14th, 2014 11:00am EST
Early Grammy Predictions: Who Wins Album, Record And Song Of The
Now that the burning questions have been answered – those Grammy nominations of course – more burning questions loom on the horizon. What are these questions? Well, it’s who wins album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. Sure, there are plenty of categories within the Grammys, but none are more coveted and hyped than the ‘big four.’ Here are early prediction for album, record, and song of the year, as well as best new artist.

Album of the Year:

Nominees: Morning Phase, Beck; Beyoncé, Beyoncé; X, Ed Sheeran; In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith; Girl, P...
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Iggy Azalea Born A Man? 100 Percent Not True

December 13th, 2014 7:27pm EST
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Iggy Azalea has laughed off internet rumors that she was born a boy named Cody.

She wrote on Twitter on Friday:

Wait, so I'm just now reading that I was born a man and my name is Cody? *Cackling* why Cody tho? Lol.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 12, 2014

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The singer added: "I just don't see myself as a Cody. I'm more of a Liam, if had a penis. Liam Azalea."

She then joked about her eligibility to receive the Chart-Topper Award at the Billboard Women in Music awards, adding, "Am I still gonna get my billboard women in music award tomorrow, now that I supposedly have a...
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57th Grammy Awards Nominations: Reactions, Snubs and Surprises

December 8th, 2014 2:13pm EST
Reactions To The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations
Think of the Grammys as a musician’s Super Bowl – it’s kind of a big deal. On Friday, December 5, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards nominees were revealed to the world. After much speculation, here’s some thoughts on some of the bigger nominations. These aren’t predictions – just thoughts on deservingness, snubs, and surprises.

Record of the Year:

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Ultimately, the nominations for record of the year are solid. Snubbed is Pharrell Wi...
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2014's Biggest Breakthrough Musicians

December 7th, 2014 11:00am EST
Biggest Breakthrough Musicians Of 2014
Some succeed and some don’t. It’s a very simplistic statement, but a true one that’s applicable to any number of things. In the case of musicians in 2014, whether it’s fair or not, some crashed and burned, while others excelled. Excelling doesn’t mean that the respective musician sold a lot of albums (few did), but it does mean these artists established their brand, making a name for themselves. Here are the biggest breakthrough musicians of 2014.

1) Iggy Azalea

Don’t we all wish we could’ve had as “Fancy” a year as Iggy? Nicki Minaj can throw all the shade she wants, but one fem...
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One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’

November 27th, 2014 9:03am EST
One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’: This We
'Tis the season where album sales are elevated and the music industry breathes a sigh of relief – until the deadness of January that is. While there have been few victory laps (besides Taylor Swift’s 1989), the numbers are stronger than earlier in 2014. That said, reliable chart-topper One Direction scored a fourth number one album with Four. Although 1D got it done, there is a ‘but’ to the scenario.

Four landed at a familiar spot for 1D, but did so in somewhat underwhelming fashion. Sure the 387,000 copies the British-Irish boy band moved is exceptional, but falls below both prognostic...
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Do The AMAs Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominees?

November 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Do The American Music Awards Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominee
The AMAs are truly a popularity contest. The music fans select winners, which is a stark difference from the more prestigious Grammys. Often a gripe of music fans and critics alike are the sometimes odd, ‘out of touch’ choices by the Recording Academy. One that comes to mind is how Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up the rap categories, yet arguably the more transcendent artist, Kendrick Lamar, when home empty handed.

That said it could be argued both the AMAs and the Grammys have tremendous pros and bothersome cons. Even given the contrasts between both music awards show, the AMAs do...
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Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’

November 25th, 2014 11:50am EST
Review: Iggy Azalea Celebrates Newfound Fame On ‘Reclassified’
“What’s a world with no I-G-G in this b*tch?” In 2014, the music industry without Australian rapper Iggy Azalea definitely would be less interesting, so Iggy has a point here. After releasing The New Classic to surprising success thanks to exceptional singles in “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” Azalea seeks to keep her ‘star’ rising and visible to the world on Reclassified. Reclassified is a compilation mixing hits and highlights from her breakout debut, along with new material.

Reclassified opens confidently with newbie “We In This B*tch,” where Azalea proudly spits, “Now let’s reflect on wh...
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Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out

November 24th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Beyonce & Rick Ross Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
Finally, an article that doesn’t mention the staying power of Taylor Swift’s 1989 – Oops! To quote Kanye West, “No one man should have all that power…” Then throw in that fourth studio album by those British-Irish heartthrobs One Direction who are forecast for a big debut, its ‘fourth’ number one.

Regardless, this week in music has some interesting offerings, dropping off-cycle on Monday, November 24. There are some old and some new on the list, as this seems to be the week of the reissue and the compilation – looking at you ‘Yoncé! That said Rick Ross sneaks in with another studio album...
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Highlights From The AMAs

November 24th, 2014 8:27am EST
One Direction & Katy Perry Win Big At American Music Awards - Se
One Direction walked away with three trophies at Sunday night's American Music Awards, including "Artist of the Year." They picked up the first award of the night, "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and later on added "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" for "Midnight Memories" to their catch.

Liam Payne told audience members and viewers: "It's been a real perfect day for us, our album's just come out and we got a number one in the U.K. and now we're stood here with an AMA. It's absolutely amazing... America feels like a second home to us now, it's been amazing how well we've been received out here so th...
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2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here!

November 23rd, 2014 10:00am EST
2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here
As we approach the end of 2014 Hollywood reminds us that we need one more award show to close out the year, right? So, on to the AMAs we go! Each year the American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted show, celebrates great musical talents of the year.

The preshow action at this year's American Music Awards starts at 5:00p.m.ET/2:00p.m PT. The preshow will be hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Taryn Manning, Frankie Grande and feature the world's hottest music artists, nominees, presenters and VIP attendees, including Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS, Magic Dragon, Jennife...
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Iggy Azalea Puts Eminem In His Place Over Rape Rap

November 21st, 2014 10:08am EST
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Iggy Azalea has fired back at rapper Eminem for including a lyric about raping her in his latest single, "Vegas."

"Put that s--t away Iggy / You gon' blow that rape whistle on me / (Scream!) / I love it / 'Fore I get lost with the gettin' off," Eminem raps in the single, which features Royce da 5'9 and was recorded under the duo's Bad Meets Evil name for Eminem's forthcoming "Shady XV" compilation album.

Azalea caught wind of the lyrics and fired back at the rapper on Twitter, writing, "im bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the ...
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Jim Carrey Takes On Matthew McConaughey, Halloween & Himself On SNL, Iggy Azalea Is Musical Guest

October 26th, 2014 4:28pm EDT
Jim Carrey Takes On Matthew McConaughey, Halloween & Himself On
When Jim Carrey first hosted "SNL" in 1996, it was one of the times when the host temporarily revamped the show according to his own performance style. That can be a good thing or a bad thing; in Jim's case, it was very good. For his third hosting stint, he was not quite as unstoppable, but he was still quite the blast of energy. As he pointed out in his monologue, Halloween is the one day each year that he is able to blend in with everyone else, and with a plethora of mostly successful All Hallow's Eve-themed sketches, he proved to be the most apt host for the occasion. There were a few cl...
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Rumor Patrol: 'Honey Boo Boo' Canceled, Mockingjay' Songs Revealed And More!

October 25th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
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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.

"Honey Boo Boo's" Mama June Dating Sex Offender, TLC Cancels Show: June Shannon has reportedly moved on from partner Sugar Bear of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to a new man. While it is someone she knows for some time, his checkered past could put the show's future at risk.

Verdict: True! People Magazine confirmed that the man, Mark McDaniel, was convicted for aggravated child molestation and was i...
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Iggy Azalea: Ex Threatened To Tell Press She Gave Him An STD

October 18th, 2014 12:50pm EDT
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Iggy Azalea's feud with her ex-boyfriend, who claims to be her common-law husband, is heating up. The singer claims rapper and producer Jefe Wine threatened to reveal she gave him a sexually transmitted disease (STD) if she doesn't settle their "divorce" out of court.

Wine, real name Maurice Williams, has asked a judge to recognize his five-year relationship with Azalea as a "marriage" to prevent her from selling assets they accumulated as a couple.

Azalea detailed her anger at the situation on Twitter, insisting she will take her ex to court. She writes, "I also was told yesterday via hi...
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Snoop Dogg Apologizes For Bullying Iggy Azalea On Instagram

October 15th, 2014 11:14pm EDT
Snoop Dogg And Iggy Azalea
Snoop Dogg has finally apologized after bullying Iggy Azalea over the past few days.

Snoop began picking on the Australian rapper on Sunday, when he shared a photo of a pale woman with cornrows with the text "Iggy Azalea No Make Up" on his Instagram page.

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Azalea blasted Snoop on Twitter, writing, "@snoopdogg why would you post such a mean pic on insta when you send your body guards to ask me for pictures every time we are at shows together...? And everytime I've spoken to you, you've always been nice as hell. I'm disappointed you'd be such an a** for ...
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Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Awards

October 14th, 2014 12:42am EDT
Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Award
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the top nominee for this year's American Music Awards, scoring six nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

The singer will face competition from the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde in the former category; while her chart-topper "Fancy" has landed a nod for Single of the Year."

Katy Perry, who is also in the running for Artist of the Year, has landed five nominations, along with Williams and John Legend. Lorde is next with four.

The 2014 American Music Awards will be held on November 23 at the Nokia...
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Wait, Iggy Azalea Is Married?

October 10th, 2014 1:14pm EDT
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Iggy Azalea is getting divorced - wait, what?

The Austrailian rapper was named in a divorce filing on Thursday by the Houston, Texas-based rapper who claims to appear with her in a sex tape.

Maurice Williams, who goes by the stage name Hefe Wine, filed papers saying that he and Azalea had lived together on Texas from the fall of 2008 until last year, and because of that time period the two are married according to the state's common-law marriage statutes.

According to TMZ, Williams has an ulterior motive with his filing -- getting a judge to rule that the court recognizes their marriage,...
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10 Best Bets For Grammy Nominations

October 5th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
10 Best Bets For Grammy Nominations
And the time has come – or it’s nearly came! It’s nearing the end of the year when those ever coveted Grammy nominations are unveiled to the world. This year’s cut off date for eligibility was September 30, hence why September saw a flood of big names dropping albums. After studying albums and songs released during the eligibility period, here are ten artists and their respective work that seem like best bets to score nominations.

1) Pharrell Williams

It was hard to imagine that Pharrell Williams could have another year as great as 2013 was for the multifaceted musician. 2014 was ...
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Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Shake Things Up In New Music Video 'Booty'

September 19th, 2014 9:30am EDT
Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Shake Things Up In New Music Vide
After being mesmerized by Jennifer Lopez' backside for three full minutes on Fashion Rocks last week as she werked and twerked her way through her new tune "Booty," you may have had enough of the one thing that made her J Lo in the first place.

Or, maybe not! That famous posterior is on full display in her new video featuring Iggy Azalea, "Booty." In a montage that does nothing but glorify the booty, Lopez and Azalea get steamy in swimwear and twerk, dance and grind against each other in some seriously sexy sequences. La Lopez teased fans with a sneak peek of the video on Instagram in ear...
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Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend

September 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend
Pop superstar Iggy Azalea filed a lawsuit against former boyfriend Maurice Williams, claiming copyright infringement and theft.

Back in 2008, 17-yaer-old Azalea was known by her real name, Amethyst Kelly, and lived in Houston, Texas where she was trying to eke out a recording career. She met Williams, much older than her, who took care of her and got her an apartment. The two began a relationship but Williams had a secret he didn't tell his younger girlfriend, that he was married with a family.

The two were still a couple into 2009 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.The lawsuit claims that...
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Iggy Azalea's Ex Claims He Has Her Written Permission To Distribute Their Sex Video

September 16th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
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The ex-boyfriend of Iggy Azalea, who has been fighting to release and cash in on the sex tape they made together years ago, is claiming that the Australian rapper gave him written permission to distribute the video.

The former couple have been battling back and forth over the tape, and Iggy's ex Hefe Wine, who is also her former manager, says a contract she signed in 2009 gives hime the right to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise 'any' recording embodying visual images."

The document, obtained by TMZ.com, pertains to recording music and making music videos, but Wine plans on set...
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Iggy Azalea: 'I Don't Have A Sex Tape'

September 12th, 2014 9:10am EDT
Iggy Azalea: 'I Don't Have A Sex Tape'
Rapper Iggy Azalea initially denied reports she made a sex tape, but now her lawyers say a tape could have been made without the singer's consent and is being shopped around by an ex-boyfriend. They also claim she may have been a minor when the footage was shot, according to TMZ.com.

Vivid Entertainment founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch revealed on Thursday that he had obtained a sex tape featuring Azalea, who is now 24.

Vivid has released famous sex tapes featuring "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson and former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson. The company claims Azalea's alleged video ...
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Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Heat Things Up In The Short Teaser For J. Lo's 'Booty'

September 4th, 2014 10:06pm EDT
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez Booty
Jennifer Lopez dropped the teaser for her upcoming video "Booty," which features a remixed version of the tune off her latest album, "A.K.A.," and rapper Iggy Azalea (the album version features Pitbull).

The two singers heat things up in the short clip, which J. Lo, 45, posted to her Instagram Thursday, as they celebrate the booty.

The full version of the video makes its debut on Sept. 9, and judging by the 33-second teaser, things are going to be pretty hot.

"The last time the world seen a booty this good," Azalia, 24, raps, "it was on 'Jenny From the Block!'"

Check out the full so...
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Jennifer Lopez Releases Some Sexy Cover Art For 'Booty' Remix Featuring Iggy Azalea

August 27th, 2014 5:11pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea, Booty
Jennifer Lopez just dropped a new remix of her hit single "Booty," which features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

The singer posted the sexy cover art, which features both stars in one-piece swimsuits, for the single on her Instagram page Tuesday.

The single is the third one off the 45-year-old's latest album, "A.K.A.," and Azalea, 24, even gives a shout-out to her iconic booty in her portion of the lyrics.

"The last time the world seen a booty this good," she raps, "it was on 'Jenny From the Block!'"

According to E! Online, the two women filmed the video for the single over this past we...
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Iggy Azalea: Check Out Pics From The VMAs & Her 'Black Widow' Performance With Rita Ora

August 25th, 2014 4:28pm EDT
Iggy Azalea Shimmers In Silver On The Red Carpet At The VMAs Bef
Iggy Azalea hit the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a flashy silver gown on the red carpet.

The Australian rapper later traded in the silver for black, taking the stage at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in a black cutout jumpsuit that looked very spider-like -- perfect for her performance of new single "Black Widow."

British singer Rita Ora, who also appears on the single, joined Azalea on stage, wearing a similar outfit for their performance, which had the crowd pumped.

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Pics From The MTV VMAs Red Carpet & Full List Of Winners

August 25th, 2014 12:53am EDT
Beyonce & Miley Cyrus Are Big Winners At The 2014 MTV VMAs (Red
Katy Perry was an early winner at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, landing the Moonman trophy for her "Dark Horse" video, which features rapper Juicy J.

Katy beat out strong competition from Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea and Lorde to take home the prize.

"Wow, it's a nice way to start out the night with a Moonman... We just want to say thank you so much, we put a lot of time and effort and hard work into this song. We are going to party tonight."

Everyone in the house partied all night as the ceremony kicked off by a rousing trio of songs from Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.

Gr...
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Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage In Los Angeles, Posts Clip On Instagram

August 23rd, 2014 4:12pm EDT
Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage In Los Angeles, Posts Clip On Instag
Iggy Azalea fell off the stage on Friday night while performing during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles.

The Australian star was singing her hit song "Fancy" when she took a tumble at The Avalon. Security guards helped get her back on stage, and she quickly regained her composure, singing with Charli XCX, who joined her on the track.

Following the mishap, the pop star told the crowd she felt "very blessed" that she didn't break her legs.

She posted a clip from the incident on Instagram, writing: "Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know...
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Iggy Azalea Cast In 'Fast & Furious 7'

July 30th, 2014 11:18am EDT
Iggy Azalea Cast In 'Fast & Furious 7'
Vin Diesel has revealed that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will be appearing in "Fast & Furious 7."

During an interview with French radio station SkyRockFM on Monday, Diesel explained, "Iggy Azalea, I just worked with her (two weeks ago) - I guess you're the first person to know this - we cast her in Fast & Furious 7. She has a cameo in the movie."

It's not really a surprise. Earlier this month, "Fast & Furious" actress Michelle Rodriguez posted a photo of herself with Azalea on Instagram with the caption: "Was great working with you Iggy Azalea, love to see you in concert. You rock".

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15 Must See Music Videos of 2014

July 28th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
15 Must See Music Videos of 2014
Once upon a time, music videos were played frequently on television. It’s hard to believe in 2014, but once there was a spot for those visual pieces accompanying the audio. While they're still played on TV (less frequently), music videos get the majority of views via the Internet through outlets like YouTube and Vevo. With so much attention placed on albums and songs, sometimes it’s easy to forget sensational music videos themselves. Here are 15 must see music videos of 2014.

1) Maroon 5, “Maps”

The music video for Maroon 5’s latest single “Maps” depicts a narrative characterized...
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Kanye West, Iggy Azalea To Perform At Made In America Festival

July 17th, 2014 8:46am EDT
Kanye West, Iggy Azalea To Perform At Made In America Festival
Kanye West will be performing at both of Jay Z's Made in America shows in Philadelphia, Penn., and Los Angeles, Calif. The rapper was initially announced as a headliner for the East Coast show on Aug. 30, and now he will also perform in L.A. on its second night on Aug. 31.

Iggy Azalea has also joined the lineup. Her single "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the sixth straight week, a record for a female rapper.

She will play in Los Angeles on Saturday night along with Imagine Dragons. John Mayer will be the headlining act on Sunday on the West Coast....
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