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Are These Songs On Your List For Best (So Far) This Year?

July 5th, 2015 11:00am EDT
25 Best Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Ah, the time has come to examine the best songs of 2015. In an age where records dominate as opposed to the albums themselves, there is always an abundance of terrific songs to choose from. But when it’s all said and done, one or more of those terrific songs is always going to get left off, no matter how long the list is, so if your favorite isn’t here, that might be the reason why. So here goes nothing – 25 of the best songs of 2015… so far! And by the way, if a song appears from 2014, it is because it blew up in 2015 or its parent album is from 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Fac...
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Did You Know These Celebs Hail From Canada?

July 1st, 2015 3:29pm EDT
Happy Canada Day 2015: 12 Celebrities Who Are Canadian
Today, July 1, 2015, is Canada Day. For the most part,

What is Canada Day? According to Time And Date, it's more than a time to take off, knock back cold ones, sport your best maple leaf shirt and watch The Happy Gang in syndication. Instead, it's a time for reflection on Canada's rich history, humility and multicultural pride.

"On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially...
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We Find These Music Videos To Be The Best So Far This Year

June 20th, 2015 9:00am EDT
The Best Music Videos Of 2015 (So Far)
What does every good music single need? A stunning visual – a gripping music video – to accentuate and accompany the music of course! While music videos on television seem to be a thing of the past, they are still incredibly popular online. All of the videos that grace this list have racked up millions of views on YouTube alone. Choosing just 20 out of a beaucoup of videos is arduous, but here are some of the standouts as of yet in 2015.

Some of the songs actually bowed in 2014, but they weren’t released as a single until 2015 or the video arrived in 2015.

1) Taylor Swift featuring K...
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'Degrassi' Ends Its 14-Year Run

June 5th, 2015 9:50am EDT
'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Cancelled After 14 Seasons, Seri
R.I.P. "Degrassi: The Next Generation." After 14 years on the air, TeenNick will bring the show to a close, depriving the world of Canadian teens persevering through the hot-button issues of our time.

Here are the details for "Degrassi's" departure. The show will air as planned up until July 20, when an hourlong "Degrassi" special will air. Then, a new "Degrassi" every weekday for the next two weeks. On July 31, an hourlong “It Goes There: Degrassi’s Most Talked About Moments" special will air right before the series finale. Then, Degrassi Community School will shut its doors for good.

Al...
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Songs That Make A Statement With 'Names' & Lyrics

May 10th, 2015 1:00pm EDT
Rihanna
What’s in a N-A-M-E – “That is the question!” Within the 25 songs on this random playlist comprised of songs featuring name in their title, the simple, everyday word takes on numerous meanings and interpretations. Maybe it’s the disappointment of not knowing a person’s name, the arrogance of ensuring everybody knows THE NAME (aka cockiness), or more thoughtful ideas such as escapism. Regardless, after diving in to this list, you’ll know every single one of these songs and artists’ names!

1) Shawn Mendes, “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” (Handwritten, 2015)

This girl that Shawn Mendes is...
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The Most Talented Actor-Singers Out There

April 19th, 2015 1:00pm EDT
12 Of The Most Successful Actor-Musician Combos
They say that actors want to be musicians and that musicians want to be actors. For some who attempt to be the ‘double threat,’ they fail miserably. Only a select few have managed to find the balance or minimally success in both fields. How is such success measured? There are a number of indicators but for the 12 artists that make this list, most of the indicators of success lie in accolades with the crème de la crème being an Academy Award or a Grammy.

1) Jamie Foxx

Prestigious Film/TV Honors: Actor, In Living Color and The Jamie Foxx Show; Academy Award for Best Actor, Ray (2004...
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So This Kiss Happened At Coachella...

April 13th, 2015 5:23pm EDT
Madonna Kissed Drake At Coachella & He Definitely Wasn't Thrille
Madonna stunned fans with a surprise appearance at the Coachella music festival in California over the weekend. She shocked them even further when she made out with Drake in front of an audience.

On Sunday night, the pop star, 56, appeared on stage as Drake, 28, performed a song named after the singer. She wore a tank top with the words "Big As Madonna" (a line from his song), fishnet stockings and knee-high boots.

She belted out a medley of hits, such as "Human Nature" and "Express Yourself," before leaning over behind him and kissing him -- really passionately on the mouth.

Drake looke...
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Imagine Dragons Score First Number One Album On the Billboard 200

February 26th, 2015 12:33pm EST
Imagine Dragons
The ‘dragons’ no longer have to ‘imagine’ anything. Nope! In other words, Imagine Dragons scored this week, debuting atop the Billboard 200. Smoke + Mirrors not only impacted well overall (195,000 units), but also managed robust sales – 172,000 copies. Yes the Billboard 200 is putting more emphasis on the ‘total package’ or the 195K number cited first, but with albums selling so poorly, selling 172,000 copies itself is notable achievement.

After locking down number one last week with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake settles for the runner up slot, continuing to ‘impact’ so...
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Drake’s Surprise Album Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200

February 19th, 2015 9:02am EST
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
What’s a winning formula to top the Billboard 200? Well just release a surprise album of course – it’s simple! Actually it’s not that simple, but for a big-named artist like Drake who is used to topping the Billboard 200, it’s no surprise the element of surprise would bode well in his favor. Drake’s surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late did well, selling 495,000 copies. Yes, that just sales – it impacted even more to the tune of 535,000 units according to Billboard. You don’t have to be well versed in Billboard’s formulas to conveying chart data to know that both 495,000 an...
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8 Takeaways From Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

February 17th, 2015 8:30pm EST
8 Takeaways From Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’
The music industry got a serious lift on Friday the 13th of all days – who would’ve thought? Why – well one ubiquitous Canadian rapper/R&B singer named Drake released a surprise album entitled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Anytime that Drake drops anything, it’s huge – gargantuan! After listening to Drake’s 17-track fourth album, here are eight takeaways to sink your teeth into.

1) Drake’s loaded – aka he’s rich!

One thing that Drake is NOT hurting for is money. The dude is frickin’ loaded peeps! As if everybody didn’t already know this fact about Drake, he spends plenty of...
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Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out

February 17th, 2015 8:30am EST
Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
February 2015 has been a music release month without a homerun you might say. Sure, there have been some solid newbies such as Now 53 and Fifth Harmony’s Reflection, but there hasn’t been that big-time hit with staying power as yet. Maybe that changes this week with the release of Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke+ Mirrors, not to mention the surprise pre-Valentines Day Drake album, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Here are six albums to check out!

1) Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors (Interscope)

Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors ranks among the year’s most hi...
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Latest 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets' Features Katy Perry, Ariana Grande & Lots More (Watch)

February 3rd, 2015 9:01pm EST
Katy Perry mean celebrity tweets
The latest 'episode' of Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" aired on Monday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," and in the special music edition stars including Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea and Drake were all blasted by some haters on Twitter.

Related: NFL Stars Read Mean Tweets On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Other stars who wemren't able to escape the wrath of online bullies included Josh Groban, Jessie J and alt-pop sisters Haim, who got a big giggle out of the mean tweet aimed at them.

But the highlight came from Grande, who couldn't stop giggling at @Mysteriousbat's, "I'd rathe...
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Who's Performing At Coachella 2015?

January 7th, 2015 9:32am EST
Coachella Lineup To Include Headlining Acts AC/DC, Drake & Jack
AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the Coachella music festival in California in April. The Australian rockers will perform on the Friday nights of the two-weekend event; alternative rocker White will sing on the Saturday nights of each weekend, and rapper Drake will be the closing act on both Sundays.

It will be the first time AC/DC performs in the United States without founding member Malcolm Young, who is battling dementia and quit the band last year. Young's nephew, Stevie Young, will take his place as guitarist.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is currently fighting allegations of dr...
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Which Celebrities Are Rumored To Be In The Illuminati?

December 11th, 2014 11:27pm EST
Jay-Z
The Illuminati, that fabled organization of rich folks who run everything and aspire to take over the planet with a new world order (and may or may not even exist) is supposedly filled with dozens of Hollywood's elite.

Historically, the Illuminati began as a secret society in Bavaria during the during the 18th century, when Adam Weishaupt founded the "Order of the Illuminati" on May 1, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria.

The caste is mostly comprised of rich white males, although wealth -- whether inherited or self-made -- is something that will get anyone in, thus the alleged involvement ...
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Drake Hospitalized Following Fight With Diddy At Miami Nightclub

December 9th, 2014 10:21am EST
Why Did Diddy Punch Drake?
Drake was hospitalized after getting into a fight with Sean "Diddy" Combs outside a nightclub in Miami, Fla., on Monday while attending a birthday party for DJ Khaled.

The pair got into a brawl outside LIV early in the morning, and the hip-hop mogul was overheard telling Drake, "You will never disrespect me," before losing control and slugging him.

Drake was injured but didn't lose consciousness, according to TMZ.

Rick Ross' DJ, Sam Sneak, was an eyewitness. He explained on Twitter: "Drake at the Hospital... He dislocated his Shoulder. Yall pray for Drake. Diddy put hands on that boy......
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NYPD 'Hip-Hop Police' Monitor Stars Such As Drake & Chris Brown

August 30th, 2014 5:07pm EDT
Drake
In the wake of Marion "Suge" Knight's shooting at a club in Los Angeles, a police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance of hip-hop stars.

The elite squad is known as the "Hip-Hop Police" and reportedly focuses its work on musicians such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe, Drake and Chris Brown.

The squad monitors rap concerts and nightclub appearances by those who allegedly cause trouble. According to the New York Post, law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts following the shoo...
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Drake Says '666' Rihanna Video Wasn't A Diss

August 7th, 2014 8:13pm EDT
Rihanna and Drake
Tabloids were buzzing that Drake was done with Rihanna after he displayed a photo of her during a concert with the Number of the Beast, 666, flashing over her.

On Monday Drake was performing that the OVO Fest when he began the song Days of East, which many believe to be a tune about good friend and one-time girlfriend Rihanna. On a huge video screen behind Drake, fiery sixes appeared along with a quick glimpse of Rihanna's face. Theories about the display ranged from the tew breaking up to Rihanna's membership with The Illuminati.

So is Drake equating Rihanna to Satan after some sort o...
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Drake Disses Macklemore At ESPYs

July 17th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Drake
Drake still hasn't gotten over losing a Grammy to Macklemore.

Back in January Macklemore and Ryan Lewis reigned over the rap category at the Grammys, much to the chagrin of fans of the genre. Many believed Kendrick Lama should have won many of the awards, and suggested that race may have been a factor in the decision.

Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar and made the odd decision to take a photo of his text and share it with his fans. It read: "You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the Speech. Then the...
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Two Years After Violent Brawl, Drake And Chris Brown Unite In The Studio

July 13th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Drake and Chris Brown
Here’s something we thought we would never see: Drake and Chris Brown working on a song together in the studio following their destructive fight in a night club in 2012.

The two rappers reportedly fought over Rihanna, who Drake is good friends with and Brown dated before he assaulted her in 2009. Allegedly Brown sent a bottle over to Drake, and when Drake refused the gesture it escalated into an all-out brawl that left WIP Nightclub’s floor covered in glass. The two managed to escape charges for the fight.

WIP Nightclub wasn’t as lucky: They were sued by NBA star Tony Parker for $20 milli...
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Weird: Drake Pulls Out A Lint Roller To Clean His Pants During Basketball Game (Watch Video)

April 23rd, 2014 1:04pm EDT
Drake lint roller
It's no secret that Canadian rapper Drake is a big fan of his hometown National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Toronto Raptors, but things got a little strange while he sat on the sideline of Tuesday night's playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Drake was spotted courtside using a lint roller on his pants right in the middle of all the action.

Website Bleacher Report revealed that Drake joined the TSN (Canada's version of ESPN) announcers during the first game in the series in the announcer's booth and dissed fellow rapper Jay-Z, who is formerly the minority team owner of the Net...
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Drake Confirmed As Host Of The 2014 ESPY Awards

April 10th, 2014 6:55am EDT
Drake
Rapper Drake is set to host sports network ESPN's 2014 ESPY Awards ceremony in July.

The Canadian star and avid sports fan made the announcement on his Twitter page Wednesday, writing, " Honored to be this year's @ESPYS host @espn 7.16.2014."

The ceremony will honor the cream of the crop from the sporting world in July 16 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The event is held each year the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game -- one of only two dates during the calendar year during which none of the four major sports -- baseball, football, basketball and hockey -- are in ac...
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Drake And Rihanna Are Dating

March 16th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Rihanna and Drake
Long-time friends Drake and Rihanna are going to give dating a shot, according to sources.

TMZ reports the two musicians have decided to become a serious couple. Rumors has predicted as much a month ago, after the two jetted off on a European tour and Rihanna joined Drake for a few steamy duets on stage.

Drake previously called Rihanna “the ultimate fantasy” in a Rolling Stone interview but stressed, “We’re just friends.”

Over the past few weeks, the two have been spotted on multiple dinner dates in Europe and attended several nightclubs to dance together - not exactly trying to hide som...
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2014 Celebrity Spring Flings: Will They Last?

March 13th, 2014 11:00pm EDT
2014 Celebrity Spring Flings: Will They Last?
Spring is nearly here, and love is definitely in the air. Celebrity hookups are quite common, but it's rare for their relationships to last longer than a few months (or weeks in some cases!)

After quite a bit of speculation that Rihanna and Drake were dating, the couple was spotted holding hands after his concert in Manchester, England, on Tuesday night.

According to TMZ.com, the pair also rented out an entire bowling alley where they stayed until 4 a.m. the next morning. The pair was also seen leaving Nobu restaurant in Mayfair on Sunday and hanging out at London's celebrity hotspot Cir...
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Celebrity Sighting: Rihanna & Drake Dine Together In Amsterdam

March 8th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Celebrity Sighting: Rihanna & Drake Dine Together In Amsterdam
Are they or aren't they? Rihanna and Drake were spotted dining together in Amsterdam, Holland, on Thursday night, fueling rumors that their romance is back on.

The rapper is currently touring Europe, and last month his ex-girlfriend Rihanna joined him on stage during a performance in Paris, France. They've insisted they are just friends, but it appears there's more going on then they are letting on.

They have since been photographed dining out together at a sushi restaurant in Amsterdam.

The couple dated briefly in 2010.
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Watch Rihanna And Drake Heat Up The Stage In Paris

February 26th, 2014 7:03pm EST
Rihanna
Drake and Rihanna aren't doing anything to quell rumors they are dating. The two recently collaborated for a sexy duet at a concert in Paris.

Drake and Rihanna have been pals since their brief relationship in 2010; Drake was allegedly sticking up for her when he got in a fight with Chris Brown at a nightclub in 2012. He also called Rihanna the "ultimate fantasy" in his recent Rolling Stone interview, saying, "I mean, I think about it. Like, 'Man, that would be good.' We have fun together, she's cool and s--t. But we're just friends. That's my dog for life."

If they aren't together, then D...
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Drake Apologizes For Being 'Disgusted' Over Philip Seymour Hoffman Cover Change

February 14th, 2014 7:55am EST
Drake
Drake has apologized for getting angry at Rolling Stone magazine after editors decided to replace his cover photo with a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman instead.

On Thursday, the rapper ranted on Twitter about the magazine's decision to swap out his cover for a feature centering on the actor's sudden death.

Drake wrote that he was "disgusted" with the "evil press" and promised to boycott all future magazine interviews.

He posted, "They... took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue... I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evi...
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Drake Angry Phillip Seymour Hoffman Took His Rolling Stone Cover

February 13th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Drake
Drake has ripped the "evil" press, Rolling Stone in particular, because they misquoted him and took his cover away to commemorate the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Drake was apparently set to be on the cover of the magazine; his interview is still inside the issue. He was quoted as saying in the mag about Kanye West’s album Yeezus, "There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some s--t like that."

It’s the interview the rapper first took issue with in a Twitter post, writing,"I never commented on Yeezus for my interview po...
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Thoughts On The 2014 People's Choice Award Music Winners

January 9th, 2014 7:20pm EST
Favorite Pop Artist:  Britney Spears
On Wednesday, January 8th, the 2014 ‘awards’ season went underway with the ‘prestigious’ People’s Choice Awards. As interesting as the film and TV categories are themselves, this particular post will key in on the music categories/awards, which are…interesting.  The categories for the People’s Choice music awards are as follows:  Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Country Music Icon, Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, Favorite Band, Favorite Alternative Band, Favorite Song, Favorite Album,...
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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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20 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

December 29th, 2013 9:00am EST
Marshall Mathers LP 2
2013 has been an exceptional year for rap album releases.  Some were hot, while others were far from it – cold as Antarctica. Still overall, there were plenty of releases to be proud of, no questions asked. Below, you’ll find my ‘MIA’ (or called it in) list as well as my top 20 rap albums of 2013. This excludes mixtapes and previously released material FYI.

1) Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Aftermath

Eminem set out to prove he’s still the illest MC, epitomized by his vicious performance on the epic “Rap God”.  Ultimately, Eminem accomplishes his task of affirming his ‘god status’, sou...
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