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Prince Royce Rules The Univision Awards

July 22nd, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Prince Royce
Latin pop star Prince Royce was the big winner at the Univision Network's Premios Juventud Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday, walking away with four top honors.

The singer opened the show at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center in spectacular style with Daddy Yankee, performing the reggaeton rapper's song Ven conmigo (Come With Me) with 1,200 dancers taking part in a futuristic light show.

The night continued to go well for Royce as he walked away with accolades for Red Hot Artist, The Super Tour, My Tropical Artist and My Favorite Video for his hit Corazon sin Cara (Heart Wit...
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Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' Breaks Into Top 10 On Billboard Charts

July 21st, 2011 9:02am EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has been given a big boost in her post-rehab comeback - the heartfelt song she struggled to record during her lowest period last year has rocketed into America's top 10.

The teenager admits "Skyscraper" brought her to tears when she first tried to record it, because the song appeared to detail her secret struggles with depression and eating disorders.

After spending three months in rehab at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, Lovato returned to the studio and recorded the song as an anthem for fans who were struggling with problems - and now the track's a big hit, debut...
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Pitbull Performs At Miami Children's Hospital

July 11th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Pitbull
Rapper Pitbull thrilled a group of sick children at a Miami, Florida hospital last week by treating them to a special performance.

The star, real name Armando Perez, showed off his caring side on Thursday by dropping in unannounced at the Miami Children's Hospital.

Pitbull was happy to speak with patients and pose for pictures, before performing for the youngsters at the health facility.

Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, President and CEO of the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, says, "We were deeply touched by Armando's visit and the joy he brought to the patients and their families who are ...
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'The Book Of Mormon' Makes Album Chart History

June 15th, 2011 11:30pm EDT
Book Of Mormon
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's smash-hit Broadway show Book Of Mormon is now breaking album chart records in America.

After dominating the Tony Awards on Sunday, the musical's soundtrack has shot to number three on the Billboard 200 countdown, making it the highest charting Broadway cast album ever.

With 61,000 sales for the week, the album also scores the biggest sales week for a cast release since the new chart was introduced in 1991.

The new countdown also gives Adele another chart double - her album "21" returns to number one for a 10th non-consecutive week. The Bri...
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Adele Holds Top Position On Pop Charts

June 2nd, 2011 9:04am EDT
Adele
Adele has scored a fourth week at the top of the U.S. pop charts as "American Idol" finalists Scott McCreery and Lauren Alaina charge into the new top 20.

The Brit's "Rolling in the Deep" keeps Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" off the top of the Billboard countdown, which will officially be revealed on Thursday, while Katy Perry's "E.T." rounds out the top three.

But the big talking point of the new chart is the debuts of McCreery and Alaina. Idol champion McCreery scores the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut with victory ballad "I Love You This Big" at 11, while Alaina's "Like My Mother Does" debut...
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Justin Bieber Dominates The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (See List Of Winners)

May 23rd, 2011 8:05am EDT
Justin Beiber
Justin Bieber and Eminem were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, scoring 14 prizes between them.

Teenager Bieber's impressive haul of eight included trophies for Fan Favorite, Digital Artist, New Artist, Digital Media Artist and Pop Album (My World 2.0), but rap icon Eminem landed the night's biggest honors - among them Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Rap Album (Recovery) and Rap Song (I Love the Way You Lie).

Bieber, wearing a shimmering gold and black dinner jacket, made a point of not making a big deal of his date for the eveni...
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Beyonce To Receive Billboard Millennium Award

May 10th, 2011 8:41am EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce is to be honored with the Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.

She will attend the prizegiving at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to accept the honor.

The Billboard Millennium Award will recognize Beyonce's career achievements and influence in the music industry. Previously, Billboard named Beyonce its Woman of the Year in October 2009, and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.

The show will be a star-studded affair - Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Taio Cruz are among...
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Ryan Seacrest Announces 'Wango Tango' Lineup With Special Guest Britney Spears

March 29th, 2011 10:20am EDT
Wango Tango 2011 Lineup
It’s that time of year again! Los Angeles' 102.7 KIIS FM’s annual summer kick-off bash, Wango Tango, is coming up and we’re bringing you an exclusive look at the lineup! Check it out!

Performances will include: Ke$ha, Pitbull ft. Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, Far East Movement, New Boyz, Cody Simpson and Cobra Starship; hosted by Ryan Seacrest with special guest… Britney Spears! She’s back b*tches!

Tickets go on sale April 2nd but you can get yours early by signing up to be a KIIS VIP member for free at www.kiisfm.com! The concert will be held at the STA...
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Jamie Foxx Releases New CD 'Best Night Of My Life'

December 21st, 2010 11:32am EST
Jamie Foxx
Starpulse caught up with Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx last week in the Windy City for the release party of his latest CD 'Best Night of my Life'. Featuring cameos from Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, T.I., Ludacris and Drake, this new record is available today and guranteed not to dissappoint.

"There is a song on this record for all of the ladies out there," reveals Foxx. "This is not a radio record. It is for the ladies. It is for you and your man."

Thank you again to Starstruck and Diamond Night Chicago!
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Muslim Groups Angered By Adam Lambert's Malaysia Concert

October 11th, 2010 12:22pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert's upcoming concert in Malaysia has sparked a storm of protest from Islamic politicians in the conservative country.

The outlandish gay singer, who shot to fame on last year's American Idol contest, is scheduled to play in the capital city Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. But news of the gig has caused outrage among members of the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), who have accused the star of promoting gay culture in the mainly Muslim country, where homosexual relations are illegal.

PAS official Nasrudin Hasan says, "Adam Lambert's shows... are outrageous, with lewd dancing and a ...
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50 Cent & Pitbull To Star At Cancer Benefit

September 28th, 2010 10:35pm EDT
CELEBNAME
50 Cent and Pitbull will be showing off their caring side when they co-headline a new breast cancer benefit concert in Florida next month.

The rappers will join Asher Roth, Ray J, Nelly and Flo Rida, among others at the third annual Think Pink Rocks Concert on October 9.

The mini-festival will benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Boca Raton Community Hospital Women's Center for Breast Care, and other breast cancer research charities.

Think Pink Rocks was founded by mum-of-two Stephanie Robin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and underwent a...
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Zack De La Rocha Planning Arizona Protest Concerts

June 29th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Zack De La Rocha
Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha is planning a series of concerts to protest Arizona's controversial state immigration laws.

The outspoken rocker is spearheading the Sound Strike campaign aimed at prompting touring acts to boycott Arizona until state officials agree to repeal the new law, which requires local authorities to determine a person's immigration status if he or she is suspected of being undocumented. And now he's planning a series of protest concerts in July.

He tells Billboard.com, "In the coming weeks we are going to be organizing a series of concerts that...
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Pitbull Scraps Phoenix Concert

May 14th, 2010 8:30pm EDT
Pitbull
Rapper Pitbull has shown his disgust at Arizona's controversial new immigration law by cancelling an upcoming gig in the state.

The Cuban American star, real name Armando Perez, has joined a host of celebrities who have protested the new bill, which requires police to determine if people are in the country illegally and calls for state residents to carry identification papers with them at all times. And Pitbull has chosen to show his solidarity to U.S. immigrants by scrapping his Phoenix show altogether.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "I am cancelling my concert in Phoeni...
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Pitbull Concert Prompts Muslim Protests In Malaysia

May 14th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Pitbull
An upcoming concert featuring rapper Pitbull has prompted protests in the notoriously conservative country of Malaysia.

The hip-hop star is due to perform at a dance music festival in the country on Saturday, but Pitbull's inclusion on the bill has sparked outrage amongst Islamist groups there - who have cited his performance style and lyrics as a cause for concern. Around 300 Muslim protesters gathered in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday to express their outrage at Pitbull's planned performance, as well as a new government ruling which will allow a sports gambling company to be ...
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Recording Artists Who Have Changed Music Styles

February 2nd, 2010 10:40am EST
Rihanna
What happens when Hip Hop & R&B stars lives are changed by fame and fortune? Now finding themselves in a different place most opt to crossover, which involves a marked change in artistic direction, to find new life in the world of popular music. Do you agree, or disagree? Let us know how you feel when your favorite musicians cross over into other musical styles.

Kanye West

Hip Hop entertainer Kanye West may have left many fans quite surprised with his last release, 808s & Heartbreak, which by the given the title was really more an Electronica release, non arguably one of the best in...
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Pop-Soul Newcomer Priscilla Renea Releases Debut EP For Fans

June 13th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Priscilla Renea
As a pop-music singer/songwriter whose styles unite like a teen's iPod on shuffle, Priscilla Renea is a true product of the Internet Generation. Having already showcased her musical talents to over a million viewers from the comforts of home, she has been self-promoting her musical craft on YouTube for a little over a year. Since then, Priscilla's songs have had over 1.6 million views, over 30,000 channel subscribers and scores of imitators. Now signed to Power/Capitol Records, fans can finally experience this YouTube-sensation beyond the webcam with the release of her debut EP "Hello My Ap...
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Pitbull Releases Video For 'The Anthem,' Featuring Lil' Jon

April 17th, 2008 7:00am EDT
Pitbull
Much like his canine namesake, it's not very safe to corner Cuban-American MC Pitbull. Since debuting in 2002 alongside Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz's Kings of Crunk album to last year's star turn with Trick Daddy and Rick Ross on DJ Khaled's ode to Miami's Dade County, "Born N Raised," Pitbull defies labels. As charismatic as any rapper in hip-hop, Pitbull effortlessly moves between crunk and gritty rap anthems, truly earning his nickname Mr. 305.

His new album, Boatlift, brings together Pit's ever expansive world on one album; brimming with sexy Caribbean influences and sounds like...
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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New CDs This Week (Nov. 15)

November 15th, 2005 10:54am EST
Madonna
A number of new albums hit stores today including new ones from Madonna, Big & Rich, Pitbull and Unearth; live ones from Green Day, Jesse McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren and Wilco; hits collections from The Roots, Alanis Morissette, Cat Stevens, Pete Townshend and Dire Straits; and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 15th...

Alanis Morissette - The Collection

Big & Rich - Comin' to Your City

Bill Wyman - Rhythm Kings Live

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits [Chopped and Screwed]...
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