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30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

July 8th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)
2014 has delivered a wealth of exceptional new songs. Some songs truly captivate with their songwriting, while others are ‘records’ which standout because of their sound. Choosing only 30 songs out of a sea filed with truly terrific songs is difficult; this list provides 30 of the best songs from January through June 2014.

1) Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

from In the Lonely Hour

Maybe he’s ‘too emotional’ and 'sucks at one-night stands' as he sings, but Sam Smith can definitely sing – that’s the understatement of the year. The soaring, highly relatable “Stay With Me” exemplifies Smith’...
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Kelis' Financial Problems Escalate

July 9th, 2012 10:16am EDT
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R&B star Kelis has been hit with two tax liens in just one month. First, a tax lien was filed against the "Milkshake" singer in New York over claims she failed to pay $330,426.71 between the years of 2004 and 2010.

Now, new court documents show Nas' ex-wife also allegedly owes $61,737.29 in back taxes for the years 2009 and 2010. The Grammy nominee also owes the federal government an additional amount of $213,932.02 for the same time period, according to TMZ.com.

Her milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard, but it doesn't pay the bills.
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Nas: 'Kelis Was My Courtney Love'

June 8th, 2012 4:37pm EDT
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Rapper Nas refused to heed warning signs that his marriage to Kelis was doomed because he thought the couple could be an inspiration to the hip-hop generation.

The couple's four-year union ended with a very messy divorce and custody battle shortly before their son Knight was born in 2009, and now the I Can hitmaker admits he should have known the marriage wouldn't work.

He tells Complex magazine, "It (relationship) was a problem I was attracted to. It was rock and roll. I saw Kelis as Courtney Love - but I also saw her as a mahogany queen. I saw us as a beautiful thing. I saw us as insp...
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Kelis Clarifies Details About Racist Attack

September 17th, 2011 10:30am EDT
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Kelis has taken to Twitter to clarify remarks she made about racism in the U.K., revealing the verbal abuse she experienced during a recent trip to Europe was hurled at her by a Brit at a Spanish airport.

The hitmaker launched a furious tirade on Monday after she was branded a "slave" by a fellow traveler at passport control.

She blasted race issues in the U.K. as "disgusting" and accused Brits of being "racially decades behind progression," leading fans to believe the incident took place on British soil.

London's Mayor Boris Johnson offered his apologies to the singer, saying, "Heard ab...
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British Equality Leaders Hit Back At Kelis' Racism Twitter Rant

September 13th, 2011 8:40am EDT
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Race equality leaders in the U.K. have hit back at R&B star Kelis' rant about racism in Britain, insisting America has the same problems with prejudice.

The Milkshake hit-maker launched a furious broadside on Twitter.com on Monday after she was insulted at an airport in London, claiming she was branded a "slave" by a fellow traveler.

She blasted race issues in the U.K. as "disgusting" and accused Brits of being "racially decades behind progression" - but officials at a leading race equality think-tank are adamant the problem is just as bad in the U.S.

A spokesman for the Runnymede Tru...
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Kelis: 'Katy Perry Is Crap'

September 7th, 2011 8:56am EDT
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R&B singer Kelis is not a fan of "California Gurls" hitmaker Katy Perry.

According to Britain's Daily Star newspaper she said, "Katy Perry is crap. It's just poor pop. Her name might be on her stuff but that doesn't mean it's any good."

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera recently ended Perry's record-breaking run at the top of the U.S. pop chart.

Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," which became the fifth single from her "Teenage Dream" album to reach number one on the Hot 100, drops to five after spending two weeks on top.
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Fashion Fail: Kelis' Leopard-Print Tights & Leather Jacket

January 25th, 2011 3:00pm EST
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Kelis hosted "Marquee Mondays" Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas on Monday looking like a hot mess. She mixed leopard-print tights with a sheer, cleavage revealing shirt and a biker jacket.

Last month the singer was slapped with a lawsuit from the bosses of a talent agency amid allegations she failed to pay for services used last year.

The Milkshake singer and her management hired staff at Drive Talent Inc. to provide "goods and services" for a variety of performances on TV shows, including appearances on Today, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Nas' Child Support Payments Slashed

January 7th, 2011 10:08am EST
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A judge has granted Nas' request to have his child support payments to ex-wife Kelis reduced by half.

The hip-hop couple split in April, 2009 after four years of marriage, with divorce papers filed just months before the singer gave birth to the pair's son Knight.

The divorce was granted in May, but they continued to thrash out the details of the settlement. Shortly before the union was officially dissolved, the rapper filed a request asking for his $10,000-a-month child support payments to be reduced, and a judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court has now granted his wish.

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Kelis Sued By Talent Agency

December 21st, 2010 5:04pm EST
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R&B star Kelis has been slapped with a lawsuit from the bosses of a talent agency amid allegations she failed to pay for services used earlier this year.

The Milkshake singer and her management hired staff at Drive Talent Inc. to provide "goods and services" for a variety of performances on TV shows, including appearances on Today, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

However, the two parties fell out when Kelis reportedly missed a bill for $11,817.91, according to legal papers filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York last week .

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Christina Aguilera Files For Divorce

October 14th, 2010 3:15pm EDT
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Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce to officially end her marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman.

The pop superstar confirmed the break-up on Tuesday and she has moved quickly to dissolve the almost five-year union by filing papers in the Superior Court of California on Thursday.

In the legal documents, obtained by TMZ.com, the Beautiful hit-maker cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for divorce and claims they split on September 11th. She has hired top celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent her.

The petition states the former couple signed a pre-nuptia...
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Kelis' British TV Wardrobe Malfunction

October 4th, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Singer Kelis was left red-faced while recording a U.K. TV show last week after an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction left her nipple exposed.

The Milkshake hit-maker was a guest on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Friday and sang her latest track Scream on the program, but pre-recorded her slot earlier in the week.

And producers were forced to cut certain shots from the show as her low-cut outfit exposed more than Kelis intended.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Kelis was performing new single Scream and towards the end her nipple slightly popped out. They had to edit it out. Alan ce...
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Kelis 'Oblivious' To Cheryl Cole Song Similarities

July 5th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
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Kelis has shrugged off suggestions Cheryl Cole's hit track Fight For This Love borrowed from her own song Lil Star - insisting she is "oblivious" to any similarities.

The British singer's debut solo single sparked comparisons to Kelis' song on its release last year, with many fans claiming Fight For This Love used samples of the R&B star's 2007 track.

A representative for Cole denied the claims at the time, saying, "There are no similarities," and now Kelis has stepped in to silence the gossip for good, insisting she is baffled by the comparison.

She tells Britain's Daily Star, "Nobod...
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Kelis & Nas Are 'Friends' Following Divorce

July 3rd, 2010 3:38pm EDT
Kelis
R&B singer Kelis has put her differences with ex-husband Nas behind her, insisting they've become "friends" months after settling their bitter divorce battle.

The "Milkshake" hitmaker filed for legal separation in April 2009, and their marriage was officially dissolved in May.

The former hip-hop supercouple also fell out over child support payments for their baby son Knight, 11 months, but the stars have since moved past their legal problems and Kelis claims they are now back on friendly terms.

She tells UsMagazine.com, "Everything's fine. We are divorced, but there is no point to fighti...
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Nas & Kelis End Marriage Battle

May 25th, 2010 8:43am EDT
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Nas and Kelis' marriage is officially over - the former couple has been granted a divorce.

The hip-hop couple split in April, 2009 after four years of marriage, with Kelis citing irreconcilable differences in her divorce papers, which were filed just months before she gave birth to the pair's baby son Knight.

The pair has been locked in legal wrangling ever since over various issues including custody of their son, as well as spousal and child support payments. Legal documents filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday reveal their marriage is now officially over.

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Kelis Bashes PETA: 'I Would Do Fur Walls If I Could'

May 13th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
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Kelis sat down with MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog to talk fashion. And since a lot of Kelis' fashion includes fur, the topic of PETA came up. Watch the video after the break.

Kelis was snapped on the street wearing a tall, Russian style fur hat. "This is one of my favorite hats - it's very Cruella de Vil," she says. She received a letter from PETA over it and responded with a letter of her own, branding the association "hypocritical" and mentioning that she has outfits "with much more fur."

She says: "Who are you on Earth to tell me about what I wear? I find them completely hypocritical, I was re...
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Nas Going Through 'Hell' To See Son

May 10th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
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Rapper Nas has blasted his estranged wife Kelis for putting him through "hell" every time he wants to see their young son.

The hip-hop couple split in April, 2009 after four years of marriage, with Kelis citing irreconcilable differences in her divorce papers, which were filed just months before she gave birth to baby Knight.

They have been locked in a bitter legal battle ever since, with a judge ordering Nas to pay more than $87,000 in late spousal and child support and told to cover the Milkshake singer's legal and accounting bills. The rapper's monthly spousal support payments were a...
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Kelis Reignites PETA Feud

May 7th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Kelis
R&B star Kelis has risked the wrath of animal rights activists yet again - she admits deliberately trying to "wind them up" by embarking on a war of words earlier this year.

The singer blasted staff at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in January, writing a letter to bosses insisting it's a waste of time trying to "save the dang chipmunk." PETA bosses hit back, telling the Milkshake hit-maker they had been "inundated" with complaints after she was photographed wearing a fur hat and coat during a trip to London.

Now Kelis has re-ignited the feud - branding the animal rights gro...
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Nas Can't Afford To Pay Kelis So Much Child Support

May 6th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Nas
Nas has begged a judge to reduce the amount of cash he has been ordered to hand over to estranged wife Kelis in child and spousal support because he can't afford the payment.

Kelis filed for divorce from the "I Can" hitmaker, real name Nasir Jones, last year, just months before the birth of their first son, Knight.

The couple has been caught up in a bitter legal battle for custody ever since and last month, Nas was ordered to pay more than $87,000 in late spousal and child support and told to cover the Milkshake singer's legal and accounting bills.

The judge also set the rapper's monthly...
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Kelis Returns To The Stage

April 23rd, 2010 8:53am EDT
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Kelis returned to the stage for the first time since becoming a new mom last year on Wednesday night in New York.

The colorful R&B star took a break from her bitter divorce battle with estranged husband Nas to hit the stage at Santos Party House in Manhattan - for the first time in four years.

Wearing a figure-hugging white body suit, cape and tiara, the Milkshake singer raced through classics and new tunes like 22nd Century, 4th of July and Brave, which she wrote after becoming mom to baby Knight.

She even threw in a rendition of Madonna's Holiday.

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Kelis Asks Judge For A Quick Divorce

April 20th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Kelis is so desperate to make her divorce from Nas official she has filed legal papers asking a judge to terminate the pair's marriage "as soon as possible."

The Milkshake hit-maker has been embroiled in a bitter battle with her estranged husband, real name Nasir Jones, since she filed for divorce last year, just months before the birth of their first son Knight in July.

Nas was hauled into court earlier this month when a Los Angeles judge ordered him to hand over more than $290,000 in late child and spousal support payments, in addition to covering Kelis' legal and accounting bills.

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Nas Ordered To Pay Over $290,000 To Kelis

April 13th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Nas
Rapper Nas has been ordered to pay more than $290,000 in backdated support payments and legal bills to ex-wife Kelis.

In January, the Milkshake hit-maker asked a judge to summon her former partner to court, alleging the hip-hop star had failed to keep up with spousal support payments and child support for their son, Knight. In court papers, Kelis' legal team claimed the rapper had fallen behind by $56,911.

Nas was ordered to Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, and the judge presiding over the case ruled the star must hand over an immediate payment of $47,249 in backdated child ...
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Judge Demands Kelis Pay $5,000 For Weave

March 30th, 2010 9:25am EDT
Kelis
Kelis has been ordered to pay $5,000 for a hair weave after allegedly failing to settle a salon bill.

The Milkshake hit-maker is said to have received the hairstyle at a Santa Monica, California salon last May - but faced legal action from her stylist over the alleged outstanding debt.

Legal documents were subsequently filed and the case was sent to trial - but Kelis failed to attend the hearing on Monday, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports that the judge entered a default judgment for the R&B singer to pay the full amount.

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Kelis' Fury Over Missing Luggage

March 16th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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R&B singer Kelis has blasted airport bosses in the U.S. after a suitcase containing her prized designer dresses and shoes went missing during a flight.

The Milkshake hit-maker was traveling to a video shoot - believed to be for her new single Acapella - on Monday night when she arrived in Los Angeles to discover her luggage was not on the plane. The distraught star asked airline staff how to locate her case, which contained Christian Louboutin shoes and Vivienne Westwood dresses, and was infuriated by their "indignant" attitude.

However, she told her followers on Twitter.com that filmi...
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Nas Wants To Graduate High School

March 15th, 2010 8:17pm EDT
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Rapper Nas is planning to return to the classroom in the near future - because he regrets leaving high school before obtaining his diploma.

The "I Can" hitmaker, real name Nasir Jones, appeared at the Boys and Girls Club's 43rd annual National Keystone Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday to encourage youngsters to stay in school and finish their education.

He expressed his regret at turning his back on his studies before he could graduate, telling the audience, "The reality of it is, you need to keep educating yourself and I wish I had stayed in school."

But Nas hopes to rig...
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More Financial Problems For Nas

March 1st, 2010 8:30am EST
Nas
Rapper Nas is facing an inflated bill from U.S. tax officials - the money he allegedly owes has spiraled from $2.6 million to more than $3.4 million. The hip-hop star was hit with the initial bill from officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in October last year, amid claims he had failed to keep up with his tax payments in 2006 and 2007.

However, bosses at the IRS have now filed court papers alleging the star owes more than $3 million, according to TMZ.com.

Nas is already facing financial problems stemming from his ongoing divorce battle with estranged wife Kelis - last July a ...
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Nas Pleads Not Guilty To Contempt Of Court

February 19th, 2010 2:36pm EST
Nas Pleads Not Guilty To Contempt Of Court
Rapper Nas has pleaded not guilty to contempt of court amid allegations he failed to pay child and spousal support to his estranged wife Kelis. The Milkshake singer filed for divorce from Nas last year, just months before giving birth to their son Knight in July.

The former couple has since been embroiled in a bitter divorce battle, prompting Kelis to file a contempt motion against the rapper, alleging he's failed to support his family financially.

At a court hearing on Friday, Kelis' lawyer accused Nas of owing more than $200,000 in child and spousal support and attorney's fees. Na...
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Amber Rose's Knitted Body Condom

January 26th, 2010 8:45am EST
Kanye West & Amber Rose
Check out some photos of Kanye West and Amber Rose at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2010 fashion show in Paris today. As usual, Amber drew attention with a strange looking outfit. What do you think about the beige hooded dress? See more photos after the jump!

The hip-hop star and his girlfriend were criticized be Vice President Dan Matthews said, "Kanye can't help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo."

boss wrote, "Please know that animals killed for their fur endure i...
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'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester To Release Debut Album Later This Year

April 24th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Leighton Meester
Universal Republic Records has signed celebrated actress/singer-songwriter Leighton Meester, star of the CW's hugely popular drama Gossip Girl, through an agreement with Time-Act Music to release her debut album this fall. Possessing a self-described "passion for music for as long as I can remember," the multi-talented 23 year old star has been recording the new album in Los Angeles with some of today's hottest producers including Harvey Mason Jr. (Justin Timberlake, Pink), Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie, Kelis) and Spencer Nezey (Jupiter Rising).

"Leighton Meester's tremendous presen...
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'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 26 And 'NOW That's What I Call Party Hits!' Released

November 26th, 2007 11:29am EST
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The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will ring in the holiday season with the November 13 release of two scorching collections of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 features 20 chart-topping Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B smash hits, and NOW That's What I Call Party Hits! celebrates with 20 of the hottest roof-raising tracks from a who's-who of today's top artists.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," J. Holiday...
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Will.i.am Releases Third Solo Disc, 'Songs About Girls'; Win A Copy!

October 15th, 2007 11:21am EDT
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First things first. The Black Eyed Peas are not breaking up. will.i.am, frontman and producer behind the multi-platinum group, wants to get that out of the way right from the start. "We're not going anywhere," he says, by way of introducing his new solo album, Songs About Girls. "I made the choice in high school to be with a crew and that's never going to change. It was just really important for me to try some things out on my own, with my own artistry and imagination."

Indeed. will.i.am has helped steer The Black Eyed Peas into one of the most popular groups in music. They have sold 1...
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