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Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber & One Direction To Headline Z100 Jingle Ball

October 20th, 2012 9:17am EDT
One Direction
Taylor Swift, One Direction and Justin Bieber will perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 in Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 7, in New York City.

Other performers scheduled to appear include The Wanted, Jason Mraz, Olly Murs, Fun., B.o.B., Ed Sheeran and Ne-Yo.

Mraz tweeted, "I'll be performing at @Z100NewYork Jingle Ball! Can't wait to see you there," while One Direction wrote, "1D are performing at @Z100NewYork's Jingle Ball on 12/7 in NYC! RT if you'll be there!"

"[We're] really excited and just really looking forward to getting there," Siva Kaneswaran from British boy band The Wa...
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Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green & B.o.B Unite For 'R You On The List' Tour

June 22nd, 2012 5:44pm EDT
Flo Rida
Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, and B.o.B. have teamed up for one of summer’s hottest musical events, the “R You on the List” tour. Kicking off with the release of headliner Flo Rida’s new album on July 3rd in his hometown of Miami, the nine-city arena tour will also feature chart-toppers Karmin and Kirko Bangz on select dates.

“R You on the List” will be the first headlining tour for three-time Grammy-nom Flo Rida, who “consistently proves his command of the rap and pop world” (Billboard). Best known for smash hits “Low” and “Right Round,” the infectious title track from his new album ‘Wild One’—...
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Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

March 27th, 2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.
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Songwriter Sues Over B.o.B.'s Track 'Airplanes'

January 27th, 2012 12:13pm EST
B.o.B.
B.o.B.'s hit single Airplanes is the subject of a lawsuit from a songwriter who claims she helped write the track but failed to receive a credit.

The hip-hop star found chart success in 2010 with the track which features Paramore singer Hayley Williams on vocals.

Songwriter Christine Dominguez has now filed suit against the song's producers, Jeremy Dussolliet and Tim Sommers, who work under the names Kinetics and One Love, suggesting she contributed to the song but was not given any recognition.

She filed papers in court in New York on January 23rd alleging Dussolliet and Sommers aske...
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Billboard Charts: Adele Hits Number 1, Rihanna Lands 20th Top 10 Hit

October 6th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Adele
Ailing Adele has been given something to smile about a day after announcing the cancellation of her upcoming North American tour - she's back at the top of the U.S. pop charts.

The Brit's "Someone Like You" has returned to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown, ending Maroon 5's run at the top with "Moves Like Jagger," which falls to two.

Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" and LMFAO's former number one "Party Rock Anthem" round out the new top five, while Rihanna makes chart history at nine with her 20th top 10 hit.

She has managed the feat i...
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Jessie J Dominates The BT Digital Music Awards

September 30th, 2011 11:07am EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J dominated the annual BT Digital Music Awards in London on Thursday night, taking home three top honors.

The Do It Like a Dude hit-maker picked up the coveted Best Female Artist and Best Newcomer prizes, as well as Best Song for Price Tag, her collaboration with rapper B.o.B.

In a post on her Twitter.com page during the awards, she writes, "Wow wow wow! Im dancing around! BTDMA ive just won #bestnewcomer amd #bestfemale im so happpyyyy!!!! Thank you #heartbeats (fans) for your support."

Boy band JLS also won big, scooping Best Group and Best Video for Eyes Wid...
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B.o.B. Is New Face Of Akoo

July 29th, 2011 7:38pm EDT
B.o.B.
Rapper B.o.B. can add fashion model to his resume - he's been unveiled as the new face of T.I.'s label, Akoo Clothing.

The Nothin' On You hit-maker, who is signed to hip-hop star T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, has been named a brand ambassador for the stylish men's range and will feature in Akoo's promo campaign this autumn.

The 22 year old says, "I'm looking forward to working with Tip (T.I.) and Akoo Clothing on more projects this year. We want to continue to add new-ness to American music as well as push the envelop in the contemporary men's fashion landscape."
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OneRepublic Premieres Their Latest Video, 'Good Life'

February 20th, 2011 10:30am EST
OneRepublic
OneRepublic have just premiered the video for their new single, "Good Life." The group teamed up with Ethan Lader who recently directed B.o.B.'s "Nothin on You" and Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are." The track appears on OneRepublic's sophomore album, "Waking Up," which is available now on iTunes.

CHECK OUT ONEREPUBLIC PICS HERE!
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Katy Perry Kicks Off Grammy Awards Concert; Eminem Scores 10 Nominations (See List)

December 2nd, 2010 8:35am EST
Katy Perry
Eminem is set to dominate the 53rd Grammy Awards in February after landing a massive 10 nominations.

The rapper is up for a string of top nods including Album Of The Year for Recovery and Best Record and Song for Love the Way You Lie, his collaboration with Rihanna. In the album category, he'll be fighting it out against Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, while his competition for Song of the Year includes Miranda Lambert and Cee Lo Green.

However, despite his 10 nods, Eminem can only scoop a maximum of nine trophies - in the Best Rap Song category, Love The Way You...
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Alicia Keys Dominates Soul Train Awards

November 29th, 2010 11:26am EST
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys was the big winner at the Soul Train Awards, picking up prizes for Record Of The Year for Unthinkable (I'm Ready) and Best Female R&B/Soul Artist.

The singer was the toast of the Atlanta, Georgia ceremony, which was broadcast on Sunday, while Usher also landed two awards. He shared the Best Male R&B/Soul Artist trophy with Trey Songz, and his Raymond vs. Raymond record was named Album Of The Year.

Other big winners included B.o.B., whose hit track Nothing on You with Bruno Mars took the Song Of The Year honor, while Eminem and Rihanna's Love the Way You Lie was named Best Hi...
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Lady Gaga And Katy Perry Lead MTV EMAs

September 20th, 2010 9:13am EDT
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are set to go head-to-head at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) with five nominations apiece.

The pop stars are leading the field ahead of the awards show in November with nods in categories including Best Pop, Best Female and Best Song - and they will compete against Rihanna in all three categories. Miley Cyrus and Usher join the trio in the Best Pop category, while Shakira and Cyrus are also up for Best Female.

The Best Song prize will be a competition between Gaga's Bad Romance, Perry's California Gurls and Usher's OMG, while Rihanna features twice w...
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Jay-Z, Eminem, And Music's Biggest Stars In An 'Empire State Of Mind' At Yankee Stadium

September 14th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Jay-Z, Eminem Yankee Stadium
Last night, Eminem and Jay-Z turned Yankees Stadium into a more exciting, surprising, and star-studded event than the VMA’s the night before. Em’s priorities were clear when he ditched the MTV awards immediately after his opening performance to fly east and meet up with Jay-Z for the first of the New York concerts on Jay and Eminem’s their Home and Home tour.

The show got off to a hot start with B.o.B. who did a good job with his opening set, despite the noticeable omission of his chart topping hit, “Airplanes.” In a surprising twist, that tune showed up midway through Eminem’s set, with t...
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'Best New Artist' Winner Justin Bieber Rocks The MTV VMAs (Pics & Video)

September 13th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber didn't know he was going to win Best New Artist at MTV's VMAs last night, and he campaigned hard for the honor with his performance before the awards show - playing his usual hits and treating the crowd to a drum solo.

While it was Lady Gaga's night, Bieber is most certainly going to try and beat her stunning 8 awards somewhere down the line. A Best New Artist statue is the perfect start - Lady Gaga won that award last year.

Bieber Tweeted after his win: "Wow. What?? R U Kidding. What!!?! Hahahaha. Wow. Wow wow wow. Thanks... we did it!! Wooohoooooo!!! Can't stop smiling! ...
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Animal Rights Activists Upset With Lady Gaga's Latest Meat Dress

September 13th, 2010 12:03pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has angered animal rights activists after posing in meat-style clothes for the second time in a week.

The hitmaker attracted criticism earlier this month when she posed in a bikini made from slabs of beef for the cover of Japan's Hommes Vogue magazine.

But she was unrepentant at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, repeating the stomach-churning stunt in a dress apparently fashioned from strips of red meat - and with a steak balanced on her head.

Animal rights workers have blasted Gaga yet again, urging her to ditch the meat-based clothing before she alienates all her ve...
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Best Music Releases Of 2010 So Far?

September 8th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Best Music Releases Of 2010
Which band or artists have the best music releases of 2010 so far? That is open to discussion, but here's are a few of our picks. Agree? Disagree? Did we miss your favorite release? Let us know what you think!

Vampire Weekend - Contra

The melded World Beat/Pop sounds of New York band Vampire Weekend, and their second studio release Contra, has already spawned hit singles "Giving Up The Gun," "Horchata," "Holiday," and - oh yeah - that hugely popular song about "Cousins."

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Canadian band Arcade Fire continues to dominate with their brand of Alternative Rock, ...
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Lady Gaga Receives Record-Breaking 13 'MTV Video Music Awards' Nominations

August 3rd, 2010 12:47pm EDT
Lady Gaga
MTV just announced the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards" nominees with Lady Gaga leading the way with an incredible 13 nods including "Best Pop Video," "Best Female Video" and "Best Dance Music Video" for her global chart-topping hit "Bad Romance."

No stranger to breaking records, Gaga can now boast having the most nominations ever in a single VMA as well as being the first female artist nominated for two different videos in the "Video of the Year" category for "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé.

"I'm so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the unive...
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Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Is Still Number One

July 2nd, 2010 9:45am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry's "California Gurls" are still dancing up a storm at the top of the pop charts

The summer anthem, featuring Snoop Dogg, has scored a fourth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown, just fending off a challenge from Eminem, who shoots to number two with his Rihanna collaboration "Love the Way You Lie."

Usher's "OMG," "Airplanes" by B.o.B. and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" all drop spots to round out the new top five.

See more photos of Katy here!
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