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

7/5/2015 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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Rihanna Goes Topless In Very NSFW Video For 'B*tch Better Have My Money'

7/2/2015 2:09pm EDT
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You don't want to cross Rihanna! The singer just released the video for her latest single, "B*tch Better Have My Money," and this one has put the kids to bed and don't watch this at work written all over it.

The nsfw video, released Wednesday evening, has already racked up nearly three million views despite its stern warning at the beginning: the TV rating graphic that warns viewers of harsh language, violence and nudity. In fact, there's lots of nudity.

The 27-year-old singer, who co-directed the seven minute video, leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to herself and one of ...
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Why Are People Upset Over Rihanna's New Fashion Line?

6/24/2015 3:09pm EDT
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Rihanna's got a new fashion line in the works- and already, people are not ok with it.

Here's the scoop, according to Grazia. It seems that Rihanna's become a little disappointed in the middling reception her last few singles have received, so she's putting music on the backburner and throwing herself fully into the fashion world.

Her first project? A new accessories line called "$CHOOL KIlls." Rihanna's company filed a patent on the brand name last month, with the brand applying to "leather products" and "clothing products." It seems that the accessories line is the first step in Rihanna...
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We Find These Music Videos To Be The Best So Far This Year

6/20/2015 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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Rihanna Has A New Boyfriend - Get The Scoop!

6/16/2015 9:16am EDT
Rihanna's New Boyfriend? Singer Spotted Hanging Out With Soccer
It seems like Rihanna has a new man in her life. The singer has been spotted hanging out with European soccer player Karim Benzema.

Earlier this month, the pair was seen dining at Cuban diner Coppelia in New York at 5 a.m. Then, an onlooker told People magazine that Rihanna and the Real Madrid star were "cuddling" at a Fetty Wap concert in Hollywood last week.

On Saturday, they were spotted eating at Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, Calif.

Benzema was born and raised in France and has been playing professional soccer for 10 years. He has a 16-month-old daughter with e...
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These Songs Have No Filter

6/14/2015 7:00pm EDT
To Put It Bluntly – 12 Songs With No Filter
Have you ever heard the old saying the he or she “has no filter?” Well, that same saying can be applied to songs as well. To put it bluntly, some songs have no filter, and it all starts with a shocking title. All 12 of the songs that grace this list fit the billing – no filter whatsoever. Surprisingly, despite their explicit, ‘tactless’ nature, many of these songs are both enjoyable and ultimately, excellent.

1) Maroon 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf----r” (V – Deluxe, 2015)

Maroon 5 couldn’t leave the song as merely “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” – they had to add in “moth...
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Hit Songs Written For Other Artists

6/10/2015 9:35pm EDT
These Hit Pop Songs Were Meant For Other Artists
Sometimes your favorite songs aren’t always what they seem. One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, and even Britney Spears are amongst the many who have some amazing songs in their catalog that weren’t exactly intended for their voices at all. But all’s well that ends well, right?

At the end of day, we have those songs for our listening pleasure, and some cool history to go along with them. Check out some of the best songs that you didn’t know were originally for somebody else.

One Direction - "Tell Me A Lie"

One Direction have come a long way since their debut album,'Up All Night,' was released...
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20 Songs To Hunger For

6/6/2015 3:40pm EDT
20 Food Songs That Aren’t About Eating
Everybody likes to eat – any disagreement with that nutritional statement? Because everyone enjoys filling their bellies, it’s not surprising that musician reference food in their songs as well as specifically in their song titles. A musician’s job is to connect with his or her audience, so what better way to do so than food? Here’s the deal though. On this list, none of the songs, which all reference ‘food’ in their title, are actually about eating. No, food is used metaphorically as a representation of something else. Sometimes ‘food’ gets a bigger meaning in the hands of these music...
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Awesome Pop Collaborations You Might Have Missed

5/17/2015 11:00am EDT
10 Pop Collaborations You Don’t Wanna Miss
Is there anything better than a terrific pop collaboration in your life? Yeah, don’t answer that…Maybe a duet or collaborative performance isn’t your idea of something life changing, but everyone knows that good music can make a bad day better. Some terrific pop collaborations came out of late 2014 and 2015 and if you somehow missed the hotness of these tracks, well they’re right her for the taking folks! Here are 10 pop collaborations you DON’T wanna miss!

1) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (Uptown Special, 2015)

Did you really think this wouldn’t top the list? Duh! ...
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Songs That Make A Statement With 'Names' & Lyrics

5/10/2015 1:00pm EDT
25 Songs All About 'Names'
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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These All-Female Pop Duets Made Our Top 10 List

5/9/2015 6:00pm EDT
The 10 Best All-Female Pop Duet Collaborations
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea just linked up for what might be an early contender for song of the summer. Their new collab, 'Pretty Girls,' is a beautiful disaster, but you have to at least respect two of the most influential women in pop music getting together and putting out a track.

Fortunately, pop has been blessed with countless collaborations of a similar nature that include some star-studded women behind the mic. Let’s take a look at ten of the best female pop duet songs in recent memory.

Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd - 'Really Don’t Care'

'Really Don’t Care' blew away every...
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Wait, How Long Did Rihanna's Handmade Met Gala Dress Take To Make?

5/6/2015 11:00am EDT
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The bright yellow gown that Rihanna wore to this year's Met Gala in New York City on Monday night took designer Guo Pei two years to create.

This year the theme of the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was "China: Through The Looking Glass," and the singer explained to Vogue magazine's André Leon Talley that she was lucky to discover the gown.

"It's a miracle how it happened actually. I saw this beautiful beast on the Internet," she says. "I was looking through, you know, researching Chinese couture ... It's handmade by one Chinese woman. It took two years t...
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Sarah Jessica Parker's Flaming Headdress Becomes An Internet Meme

5/5/2015 1:07pm EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker's flaming headdress from Monday night's Met Gala has become the laughing stock of the internet.

The former Sex and the City star hit the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala, where this year's theme was "China: Through The Looking Glass," and her outfit became a meme almost instantaneously, with clever social media users turning it into other things like Heat Miser, emojis and -- approprately on Star Wars Day -- Darth Maul.

Parker, 50, told Cosmopolitan.com that while famed British hat maker Philip T...
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The Craziest Gowns From The MET Gala -- See Which One Tops The List

5/5/2015 9:42am EDT
The 10 Most Outrageous Looks At The MET Gala - A Nearly Naked Be
One of the most anticipated fashion events of the year is the MET Ball, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The theme of this year's Costume Institute Benefit Gala was "China: Through The Looking Glass," which prompted some celebs to wear Asian-inspired gowns with a twist.

Others just opted for over-the-top costumes.

Beyonce was probably the stand-out star of the night. One of the last to walk the red carpet, she dazzled in a sheer, see-through Givenchy gown bedazzled with gemstones.

The designer strategically placed baubles and beads around the star's private parts....
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Rihanna Rocks A White Bikini During Hawaiian Vacation (See Pics!)

4/29/2015 10:16pm EDT
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Rihanna spent the better part of the last week enjoying some down time in Hawaii, where she shared several photos from her trip on Instagram.

The sexy singer was in the Aloha State last week for assistand Jennifer Rosales' wedding, which was held on April 20.

The singer took in a little deep sea fishing during her trip, catching a good-sized Mahi-mahi and enjoying some super-fresh sashimi while out on the waves.

RiRi also did a little rock climing at the seaside, modeling a white bikini with a pink bandanna and looking spectacular.

Click through for more hot pics!

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Rihanna Mocks Cocaine Rumors With Coke-Drinking Selfie

4/15/2015 10:37pm EDT
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Rihanna has lashed out on social media over a video in which she appears to be doing something she shouldn't be doing.

During last weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, the singer and some pals were partying it up in their hotel room, while friends were dancing around the room, RiRi appeared to be doing something drug-related -- more specifically, sniffing lines of cocaine -- in the background.

Rihanna appears to be leaning her head down toward the table when a friend dances by, obscuring the camera view. After her friend passes, the singer is seen rubbi...
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Rihanna Pranks Kimmel For April Fool's Day (Watch!)

4/2/2015 8:16pm EDT
Rihanna and Jimmy Kimmel
Rihanna played an April Fool's prank on Jimmy Kimmel in the wee hours of the morning before her appearance on his late night talk show, showing up to his house at 1 a.m. to rouse him awake with her new single, "B**ch Better Have My Money."

The singer appeared on Kimmel's show and said that when she learned she'd be on his "couch" for an interview she just had to do something, because she's a big fan of his April Fool's jokes.

"I will admit, that's not usually how you come to me in my dreams," Kimmel told the singer after airing the video of the prank.

During her interview, RiRi also reve...
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15 Drunken Songs, Mostly With Some Substance

3/22/2015 3:00pm EDT
15 ‘Drunken’ Songs: Music Written With A Lack Of Sobriety In Min
If a poll were taken, likely the majority of folks would state they enjoy an alcoholic beverage. If that poll were to focus merely on college students, the majority would be even larger. But this isn’t about how much alcohol is consumed, but rather about the songs that have been written with drunkenness, drinking, and a lack of sobriety in mind. Here are 15 Drunken Songs. Most are about substances, but a few play exception.

1) Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (good kid m.A.A.d. City, 2012)

If one gets nothing else from Kendrick Lamar’s hit “Swimming Pools (Drank),” you kno...
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Who Is Jim Parsons' Secret Crush?

3/21/2015 9:27am EDT
Jim Parsons
"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons has been busy promoting his new animated film "Home" and recently opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his feelings for co-star Rihanna.

He revealed, “Can I tell you? I’ve been doing press for the past four days with Rihanna and Steve [Martin], but, Rihanna smells so good. I am not kidding. She has a scent. At one point I took the elevator down to press in the hotel where we were doing it, and I went [sniff]. ‘She was just in here. She was just in here’ And they said ‘No’ and I said ‘Oh yeah.’ And I went into the press and I go, ‘Were you just in the el...
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See How Rihanna Is Making History

3/14/2015 8:28pm EDT
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Rihanna has been named the first black spokesmodel for cosmetics firm Dior. The singer, 27, revealed the news on Friday while promoting her film "Home" in New York City.

The pop star will appear in Dior's fourth installment of their "Secret Garden" film and print campaign, which she shot in Versailles in Paris.

Other stars who've campaigned for Dior include Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, Rihanna's new animated film opens in theaters on March 27. It centers on the overly-confident Boov, an alien race who take over earth. A resourceful girl named Tip (Ri...
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Music You'll Never Run From

3/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
21 Songs You Don’t Wanna ‘Run’ From!
Some music turns you off the first time you hear it makes you wanna run from it, never to be annoyed or turned off by it again. And then there’s the good stuff, those songs that you would never, ever run from. This list is filled with the good stuff – songs that you embrace, and spin over and over on your iPod. Here are 21 songs you don’t wanna ‘run’ from!

1) Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell” (The Wall, 1979)

Doesn’t the title say it all, honestly? “Run, Run, Run… you better run all day / and run all night.” It’s like “Run Forrest, runnnnn!”

2) Kelly Clarkson featuring John Legend, “...
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15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'

2/22/2015 2:00pm EST
15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'
What qualifications does it take for a song to be ‘worth the wait?’ Does a selected song that’s ‘worth the wait’ require lofty anticipation or a host of bells and whistles to make it distinct from the rest? Actually No – negative. A song ‘worth the wait’ according to our rubric just requires one word – wait, waiting, waited – you get the picture! Here are 15 songs hence that are worth the ‘wait.’

1) Kings of Leon, “Wait For Me” (Mechanical Bull, 2013)

“Wait For Me” endears itself from its signature instrumental introduction throughout it simple, yet touching concept. Among the most u...
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Rihanna Goes 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' In Bondage Themed Photo Shoot

2/18/2015 2:30pm EST
Rihanna Goes 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Exposes Breast In Magazine
Rihanna pays tribute to late designer Alexander McQueen in the latest issue of AnOther magazine (we've never heard of it, either), wearing an array of black leather outfits that make it appear she's got Fifty Shades of Grey on the brain.

The 26-year-old singer was shot by famed fashion photographer team Inez & Vinoodh for the magazine, and even wore one outfit that exposed one of her breasts entirely. The singer posted several of the photos on her Instagram page, and, naturally, the site removed the artistic shot that featured her bare breast. We hope she doesn't shut down her account agai...
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Rihanna And Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Together?

2/16/2015 9:52am EST
Rihanna And Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Together On Valentine's Da
Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted separately departing the Up and Down club in New York City around 4 a.m. on Valentine's Day.

This is the second time the two have been reportedly spotted together in the same place. The pop star and movie star both attended a birthday party at the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood last month, according to TMZ.

A source told the site that the pair were seen getting “super steamy” during the party.

Prior to that, the Mirror claimed that Rihanna and DiCaprio rang in the New Year at St. Bart’s La Plage Club.

Although the two friends have been getting ...
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Grammy Awards Red Carpet Fashion - The Best & Worst

2/9/2015 8:51am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2015 Grammy Awards
Fashion at the Grammy Awards is always entertaining. It's a chance for celebs to have a little fun with their style without being constrained by the "rules" often dictated by more formal award shows.

The stars came out in full force at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday night. Miley Cyrus toned down her usual "look at me" style by donning a Alexandre Vauthier LBD. Yes, she bared some skin, but she looked sexy, not over the top.

Rihanna also impressed in a strapless, cotton candy pink Giambattista Valli gown. The dress was ginormous, but she made it work.

O...
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Swimming With Sharks: Rihanna Dives In With Giant Predators For Photo Shoot

2/5/2015 6:05pm EST
Rihanna Harper's Bazaar
Rihanna swam with sharks for the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

The singer posted a few images from her shoot with photographer Norman Jean Roy to her Instagram page, including one in which she reclines in the mouth of a giant Great White Shark like the one created to film 1975's "Jaws."

Related: Paul McCartney, Kanye West & Rihanna Shock Music Industry With 'FourFiveSeconds'

"I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks," Rihanna says in her in...
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See Who Kanye's Performing With At This Year's Grammys

2/3/2015 9:42pm EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian showed off husband Kanye West's Grammy collection following news that the rapper is set to perform during this year's big prize ceremony.

The rapper will perform with Paul McCartney and Rihanna on RiRi's latest hit, "FourFiveSeconds," along with a "never-before-seen" solo performance.

The performances will be the first for Kanye at the Grammys in six years. A 56-time nominee and 21-time winner, Kanye is nominated for two awards this year, the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Charlie Wilson) and Best Rap Song for "Bound 2."

Rihanna, a seven-time Grammy winner, is up Best R...
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13 Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1)

2/1/2015 2:00pm EST
13 Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1)
Ah the beauty of ‘only’ songs – those classics that feature one pivotal word within their title. What word is it that is pivotal you ask? Well, that word is what one suspects – ONLY! Think about it, how many songs feature the ubiquitous, inescapable adjective, adverb, or conjunction? The answer is a lot. One list can’t house so many ‘only’ songs. That said the 13-featured songs of ‘Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1),’ is a starting place. After such a wacky, melodramatic intro, here are the ‘only’ songs in all their ‘only’ glory!

1) Sam Smith, “I’m Not The Only One” (In The Lonely...
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Rihanna Gets Kanye & Sir Paul For Latest Single (Listen!)

1/25/2015 10:47am EST
Paul McCartney, Kanye West & Rihanna Shock Music Industry With '
Just three weeks after Kanye West and Paul McCartney released a track titled "Only One," the surprising music duo team has released a new tune.

The twosome have teamed up with Rihanna for the track "FourFiveSeconds."

The song is available on RihannaNow.com.

The rapper previewed a snipped of "FourFiveSeconds" at the IHeartRadio Summit music industry event in Los Angeles, where the long-winded rapper ranted onstage for a full 45-minute, stream-of-consciousness speech about his "responsibility to innovate."

West then played "FourFiveSeconds" straight off his computer, slammed his laptop sh...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Puts The Moves On Rihanna At The Playboy Mansion

1/13/2015 9:42am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio Puts The Moves On Rihanna At The Playboy Mansi
"Leonardo DiCaprio Puts the Moves on Rihanna at the Playboy Mansion" doesn't sound like real life. It sounds like Celebrity Hookup Mad Libs.

And yet, it's real. TMZ has the scoop- at a recent Playboy Mansion shindig, DiCaprio was spotted getting frisky with the Barbadian singer. The words "swapping spit" were thrown around.

Now, one of DiCaprio's friends says that no, there was no "We Found Love"/"The Wolf of Wall Street" makeout session. But two other TMZ sources are saying yes, it totally went down.

And despite that negative claim, Hollywood LIfe is also saying this goes beyond makin' ...
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