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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Albums Of 2012

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Unorthodox Jukebox (Album Cover), Bruno Mars

Pop crooner Bruno Mars tops our annual list of the Top 10 Albums of 2012, which also features albums from Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Kris Allen and Taylor Swift.

While 'Unorthodox Jukebox', which has already produced the No.1 hit "Locked Out of Heaven", scores our title as the Best Album of the 2012, the nine other selections appear on the list in no particular order. Peep the complete list of albums beneath:

Carrie Underwood – ‘Blown Away’

Blown Away (Album Cover), Carrie Underwood

Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’

Channel Orange (Album Cover), Frank Ocean

Kris Allen – ‘Thank You Camellia’

Thank You Camellia (Album Cover), Kris Allen

Taylor Swift – ‘Red’

Red (Album Cover), Taylor Swift

John Mayer – ‘Born & Raised’

Born & Raised, John Mayer

Mumsford & Sons – ‘Babel’

Babel (Cover)

Usher – ‘Looking 4 Myself’

Looking 4 Myself (Deluxe Cover), Usher

Rihanna – ‘Unapologetic’

Unapologetic (Album Cover), Rihanna

Alicia Keys – ‘Girl On Fire’

Girl On Fire (Album Cover), Alicia Keys
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Videos Of 2012

12/31/2012 0
Wide Awake (Single Cover), Katy Perry

Last year, Britney Spears topped our annual list of the Top 10 Videos of 2011 with her "Criminal" video, but this year, another pop superstar claims the summit position.

Katy Perry had two videos featured in the Top 5 last year and although only one of her videos makes the list this year, the victory may be a little sweeter as "Wide Awake" tops the countdown, which also features videos from Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Elle Varner. Peep the full list of the Top 10 Videos beneath:


01. Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”

02. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

03. Maroon 5 – “Payphone”

04. Justin Bieber – “As Long As You Love Me”

05. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

06. Keyshia Cole – “Trust & Believe”

07. Elle Varner – “I Don’t Care”

08. Drake – “HYFR”

09. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

10. Dawn Richard – “Bombs”

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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Singles Of 2012

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Last year, Adele topped our annual list of the Top 10 Singles of 2011, but this year, there is a new sheriff in town. Usher claims the top spot on the 2012 list, which also features songs from Carrie Underwood, Frank Ocean and Bruno Mars.

His 'Looking 4 Myself' album produced five hit singles including "Climax", "Lemme See", "Scream", "Dive" and "Numb", but only one of those singles are featured on our second annual list. Peep the complete countdown of the Top 10 singles beneath:

01. Usher - "Climax"

The funny thing about “Climax” is that it never really reaches its highest or most intense point, but it does keep you enthralled as Raymond transitions through the stages of a relationship that’s nearing its end, while brilliantly delving in and out of his falsetto. The fact that he makes a dead-end relationship seem alluring, sexy and seductive are just an added bonuses, and a testament to his unique artistry.

02. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"

At just 21 years of age, few singers are equipped with the ability to pull off a ballad like “Wanted”, and although Hayes probably doesn’t have a lot of experience to reflect on, he captures both the sincerity and emotional vulnerability needed for the first No.1 single of his career, which he wrote with Troy Verges.

03. Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

“Blown Away” doesn’t exactly hit home for Carrie Underwood, but for four minutes Underwood makes you forget her seemingly perfect life and convincingly tells the story in a way that very few, if any, of her country peers could match. She is easily the genre’s top vocalist and combined with the dark and stormy production, she soars and unearths perhaps the greatest storm of her career.

04. Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You"

What a year 2012 has been for Frank Ocean? The singer opened up and let his true identity shine through both personally and professionally, and those vulnerabilities resulted in one of the most dynamically-crafted albums of the year. “Thinkin Bout You”, the lead single from ‘Channel Orange’, was just one of the stunning tracks that referenced the regret and emotional turmoil that ensued from Ocean’s insecurities, and his brilliant use of wordplay allows you to read more into track than is actually there, which is just a fraction of its allure.

05. Miguel - "Adorn"

Miguel has channeled Prince throughout his brief career and that influence is heard on “Adorn”, the lead single from his sophomore album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ and his most successful single to date. The 27-year-old crooner wrote and composed the song on his own, and it is his attention to detail on both fronts, along with his rich vocals, that allows the soul cut to pull you in and work its magic.

06. Alicia Keys - "Brand New Me"

With each album, Alicia Keys has delivered at least one song that magnificently captures the emotion of a woman coming into her own and on ‘Girl On Fire’, her fifth album, “Brand New Me” is that song. Not only does it depict a woman trying to regain control over the force that has held her back for so long, but the triumph lies in her emerging as a better version of herself, a message that Keys conveys with ease.

07. Phillip Phillips - "Home"

Phillip Phillips would have defeated Jessica Sanchez regardless of what song he was given to sing in the finale, but the mere fact that he had a gem like “Home” in his back pocket only increased his chances. In three and half minutes, he relishes in the journey that lies ahead, while simultaneously reminding you to never forget where you come from, and in turn he unleashes the best coronation song in the history of reality music competitions.

08. Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"

Far too often, singers are comfortable playing it safe and simply recycling the same formula over and over again in an effort to remain a viable chart force. Just two albums in, Mars has shown he is cut from a different cloth and “Locked Out of Heaven”, the lead single from his sophomore album, proves he has no problems taking risks as he transitions back to the eighties and gives The Police a run for their money on this winner.

09. Little Big Town - "Pontoon"

On what many may call their career-making single, Little Big Town makes the list for reasons incomparable to any of the other nine artists featured in the Top 10. While “Pontoon” isn’t serious or particularly innovative, it was one of the coolest songs on radio this year with its free flowing groove and easy to sing-along to lyrics, and there’s no denying that it opened the group up to a whole new audience.

10. Linkin Park - "Burn It Down"

Just when Linkin Park appeared to be losing steam, the alternative rock band reemerged with “Burn It Down”, the lead single from their album ‘Living Things’. From its high-energy to its pleasing verses, the songs stands as one of the best of their career and helped put them back in contention after their forgettable ‘A Thousand Suns’ album.

Honorable Mention

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Single Cover), Taylor SwiftDrunk on You (Single Cover), Luke Bryan
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Top 10 Most Intriguing People Of 2012

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With the recent bombshell announcement that reality superstar Kim Kardashian is expecting her first child with Kanye West, the Kardashians end the year the same way the began it, with their names on the tip of everyone's tongue.

The family tops Celebrity Bug's list of the 10 Most Intriguing People of 2012, a list that they previously graced in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Peep the complete list beneath:

Most Intriguing: The Kardashian Family

Gabby Douglas
Halle Berry
Kristen Stewart
Barack & Michelle Obama
Taylor Swift
Miley Cyrus
Matthew McConaughey
Jessica Simpson
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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Are Expecting

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians will add another member to their family in 2013. Kanye West, 35, confirmed that he and Kim Kardashian, 32, are expecting their first child together, while performing a concert in Atlantic City on Sunday, December 30th.

"Can you make some noise for my baby mama right quick?" the 18-Grammy winner said to the crowd. Several fans tweeted about the statement, which was followed by congratulatory posts from her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian.

"Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family," tweeted Kourtney, mom to son Mason and daughter Penelope (with partner Scott Disick). "Overwhelmed with excitement!"

Khloe tweeted, "Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited! Love is everything!" 'The X Factor' co-host's husband, Los Angeles Clippers player Lamar Odom, added, "I'm excited for Kanye and my sister! There's nothing like bringing life into this world! Let's keep God's blessings coming!"

According to E! News, Kardashian is about three months along and both she and West, who was smiling for ear to ear as he made the announcement, are thrilled. Congrats!!!

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Rihanna On 'La Meilleure Chanson de Lannee'

12/30/2012 0
La Meilleure Chanson de L'année (12/2012), Rihanna

While Rihanna spent Christmas by Chris Brown's side at the Lakers game, a performance of the Barbados native on the French show 'La Meilleure Chanson de L’annee', which was pre-taped earlier this month, aired.

The performance, filmed on December 10th, continued her trend of good performances that have surfaced with the 'Unapologetic' era and while it is definitely time for a new single, at least, she is continuing to improve. Watch her latest performance beneath:

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Official: Brandy Confirms Engagement

12/29/2012 0
Brandy & Ryan Press, Brandy

Wedding bells are in Brandy's future. The R&B songstress' wishes came true over the holidays when her boyfriend, music executive Ryan Press, proposed.

The singer's rep confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight and it was just back in October that the star told the news outlet that prior to her relationship with Press, she "had given up on love". On her 'Two Eleven' album, she sings about her past relationships and how she's gotten to a happy place, specifically on her single "Wildest Dreams". Congrats, looks like Cinderella is finally getting her happily ever after!!!

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Kanye West Masks Up For Revel Concert

12/29/2012 0
Revel Hotel & Casino (12/2012)

Last night (December 28th), Kanye West took to the stage at Revel Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey for the first of his three pre-New Year’s Eve shows, and the star brought along a couple of masks that will make Lady GaGa green with envy.

The all-white themed '7 Screen Experience' event saw the rapper, who recently won three Celebrity Bug Awards, entertain the sold-out crowd with a slew of his hits (new and old) including "Cold", "Heartless", "Mercy" and "Runaway". Watch beneath:



"Diamonds" (Rihanna Remix)


"Jesus Walks"

"Gold Digger"



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Video: Cheryl Cole - 'Ghetto Baby'

12/29/2012 0
Ghetto Baby (Video Still), Cheryl Cole

Beautiful singer Cheryl Cole recruits Tre Holloway, her dancer boyfriend of less than a year, for the video for "Ghetto Baby", the latest single from her third studio album 'A Million Lights', which was released back in June.

The clip, which was made for Hunger TV, actually went public at midnight on Christmas Eve with the star tweeting to her fans: "I love working with @rankinphoto so much that I did this exclusively for him, here it is for you … #MerryChristmas." Watch beneath:

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Halle Berry Named As BET Honors Recipent

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Halle Berry, Halle Berry

Halle Berry
's two decade career has been filled with its share of ups and downs, and awarded with her profession's highest (Academy Award) and lowest (Razzie) honors, but the stunning actress is gearing up to add one more accolade to her resume.

The actress, who is nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for 'Cloud Atlas', has been named as one of the honorees as the annual BET Honors ceremony, which will be taped on January 12th in Washington D.C. at the Warner Theatre. The event will be hosted by Gabrielle Union and other honorees include Chaka Khan, entrepreneur Clarence Avant, T.D. Jakes and basketball star Lisa Leslie. Congratulations to all!!!
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Kristen Stewart Teases 'Snow White' Sequel

12/29/2012 0
Snow White (Promo)

Upon its release, 'Snow White and the Huntsman' caused an uproar, not only for its cinematic and dramatic action sequences, but just as much for the scandalous affair between Kristen Stewart and the film's director, Rupert Sanders.

Well, after taking in nearly $400 million worldwide, Universal announced plans for a sequel and although it is unclear whether Sanders will return as the sequel's director, Stewart has confirmed that she will reprise her role. Peep her comments beneath:

"Oh, it's gonna be f***in' amazing. No, I'm so excited about it, it's crazy. I'm not allowed [to talk about it]. The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we're going to make a sequel, and that's very true, but everyone was like, 'Whoa, stop talking about it.' So no, I'm totally not allowed to talk about it. We've got a really amazing. [smiles] So, yeah. It's all good."
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Justin Bieber Readies 'Believe: Acoustic'

12/29/2012 0
Believe: Acoustic (Cover), Justin Bieber

Pop sensation Justin Bieber is set to release an acoustic version of his latest album 'Believe', which is still being recorded for a January 29th release.

Aptly entitled 'Believe: Acoustic', the forthcoming project is slated to feature eight guitar-laced songs from his platinum sophomore album, as well as, two newly-recorded songs from the young heartthrob. Peep the premature track list for the set beneath:

Tentative Track List

01. Boyfriend (Acoustic Version)
02. As Long As You Love Me (Acoustic Version)
03. Beauty And a Beat (Acoustic Version)
04. She Don’t Like the Lights (Acoustic Version)
05. Take You (Acoustic Version)
06. Be Alright (Acoustic Version)
07. All Around the World (Acoustic Version)
08. Track 8 (Acoustic Version)
09. TBA
10. TBA
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Cover: Tim McGraw - 'Two Lanes Of Freedom'

12/28/2012 0
Two Lanes of Freedom (Album Cover), Tim McGraw

Country heartthrob Tim McGraw has released the official artwork and track listing for his forthcoming Big Machines Records debut 'Two Lanes of Freedom', which is scheduled to hit stores and online retailers on February 5th, 2013.

The album, which features eleven tracks on the standard edition, is preceded by the singles "Truck Yeah" and "One of Those Nights", and is also slated to feature the love loss ballad "Book of John" and "Highway Don’t Care", a collaboration with Keith Urban and his label-mate Taylor Swift. Peep the official track list for the set beneath:

Official Track List

01. Two Lanes of Freedom
02. One of Those Nights
03. Friend of a Friend
04. Southern Girl
05. Truck Yeah
06. Nashville Without You
07. Book of John
08. Mexicoma
09. Number 37405
10. It's Your World
11. Highway Don't Care (feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)

Accelerated Deluxe Version

12. Annie I Owe You a Dance
13. Tinted Windows
14. Let Me Love It Out of You
15. Truck Yeah (Live)
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Movie Trailer: 'Tyler Perry’s Temptation'

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Lionsgate has released the trailer to Tyler Perry's new film 'Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor', which is set for release on March 29th, 2013.

A bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity, the film is a compelling story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. "It’s about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life," explains Perry. "She goes on a journey, in her career and in her marriage, and she ends up in a very different place than she expected." Trailer beneath:

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2012 Celebrity Bug Awards: Winners

12/28/2012 0
2012 Celebrity Bug Awards

You voted and now the results are in!!! Usher and Fun. led the nominations for the 2012 Celebrity Bug Awards, but it is the latter who excited you the most in 2012 as the group claims five wins including a sweep in the Rock/Alternative categories.

The previously mentioned R&B heartthrob and country songstress Carrie Underwood follow closely behind with four victories, while newcomer Frank Ocean, who won Best New Artist by a landslide, squeezes out a hard fought Album of the Year win over both of the stars. Kanye West also snagged three wins including Collaboration of the Year.

On the television front, 'Scandal' and 'Modern Family' worked their way into your hearts with three victories each, and Eva Longoria proved that although 'Desperate Housewives' wrapped in May, it is still in your hearts collecting her fifth consecutive Television Actress of the Year victory for her unforgettable role as Gabrielle Solis.

Lastly, at the movies, Daniel Day Lewis and his remarkable turn as Abraham Lincoln in 'Lincoln', which is sure to have him front and center on Oscar night, kept you enthralled as did a naked Matthew McConaughey in 'Magic Mike'. Full list of winners beneath:


Most Shocking Event of 2012
The Death Of Whitney Houston

Most Talked About Star of 2012

Most Wanted Return in 2013
Justin Timberlake (Music)

Album of the Year
Frank Ocean – ‘Channel 7’

Song of the Year
Usher – “Climax”

Single of the Year
Usher – “Climax”

Collaboration of the Year
Kanye West/ G.O.O.D Music - “Mercy”

Video of the Year
Rihanna – “We Found Love”

Performer of the Year

Best New Artist
Frank Ocean

Best Female Artist
Carrie Underwoood

Best Male Artist

Best Group
Maroon 5

Pop Artist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson

Pop Album of the Year
Fun. – ‘Some Nights’

Pop Single of the Year
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”

R&B Artist of the Year

R&B Album of the Year
Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’

R&B Single of the Year
Miguel – “Adorn”

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Country Album of the Year
Carrie Underwood – ‘Blown Away’

Country Single of the Year
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Rap Artist of the Year
Kanye West

Rap Album of the Year
Drake – ‘Take Care’

Rap Single of the Year
Kanye West/ G.O.O.D Music - “Mercy”

Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year

Rock/Alternative Album of the Year
Fun. – ‘Some Nights’

Rock/Alternative Single of the Year
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”

Television Show of the Year - Drama

Television Show of the Year - Comedy
Modern Family

Television Show of the Year - Reality
American Idol

Television Host of the Year
Oprah Winfrey – ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’

Television Judge of the Year
Jennifer Lopez – ‘American Idol’

Best New Show

Television Actor of the Year - Drama
Jon Hamm – ‘Mad Men’

Television Actor of the Year - Comedy
Ty Burrell – ‘Modern Family’

Television Actress of the Year - Drama
Kerry Washington – ‘Scandal’

Television Actress of the Year – Comedy
Eva Longoria – ‘Desperate Housewives’

Television Supporting Actor of the Year
Jesse Metcalfe – ‘Dallas’

Television Supporting Actress of the Year
Sofia Vergara – ‘Modern Family’

Best Motion Picture

Best Song From A Movie
Adele – “Skyfall”

Best Actor - Motion Picture
Daniel Day Lewis – ‘Lincoln’

Best Actress - Motion Picture
Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Matthew McConaughey – ‘Magic Mike’

Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Sally Field – ‘Lincoln’

Athlete of the Year
Kobe Bryant

Most Exciting (Sports) Win of 2012
New York Giants - Super Bowl XLVI

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Video: Brad Paisley - 'Southern Comfort Zone'

12/27/2012 0
Southern Comfort Zone (Album Cover), Brad Paisley

3x-Grammy winner Brad Paisley takes a journey in the video for "Southern Comfort Zone", the lead single from his forthcoming studio album, which is being eyed for a April release by his recording label Arista Nashville.

The song, which has thus far peaked at No.17 on the Billboard Country Songs chart, praises the lifestyle of the southern United States and other parts of the world, and the music video was directed by Jim Shea. Watch the newly-released video beneath:

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Video: Tim McGraw - 'One Of Those Nights'

12/27/2012 0
One of Those Nights (Single Cover), Tim McGraw

Country veteran Tim McGraw takes the simplistic approach in video for his new single "One of Those Nights", the lead release from his forthcoming Big Machine debut, 'Two Lanes of Freedom'. The album is due on February 5th,2013.

The track follows his first single release for the label, "Truck Yeah", which was certified gold by the RIAA and peaked at No.11 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Watch the boring music video, which was directed by Sherman Halsey, after the cut:

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Video: Taylor Swift - 'I Knew You Were Trouble'

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I Knew You Were Trouble (Single Cover), Taylor Swift

Pop sensation Taylor Swift has pretty much ruled the charts since her 'Red' album was released in October, and the singer is showing no signs off slowing down with the release of the video for her latest single, "I Knew You Were Trouble".

Directed by Anthony Mandler and co-starring Reeve Carney as her destructive love interest, the clip is a change of pace for Swift and tells a story of a doomed love and how easily a good girl can be pushed to the brink by the wrong guy. Watch it beneath:

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Ashanti Spreads Cheer On 'Fox & Friends'

12/27/2012 0
A Fox & Friends Christmas Special, Ashanti

R&B songstress Ashanti is still spreading the holiday cheer as shown in her recent performance on the special, 'A Fox & Friends Christmas'.

The newest cast member of 'Army Wives' stopped by the show to perform "The Christmas Song" and "Hey Santa", both of which are featured on her holiday album 'Ashanti's Christmas'. Watch the talented singer sing beautifully beneath:

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Video Preview: Dawn Richard - '86'

12/27/2012 0
86 (Single Cover), Dawn Richard

Former Dirty Money member Dawn Richard continues to press on with her career and is gearing up to release her debut solo album, 'Golden Heart'.

"86" is the first single taken from the independently-released studio effort and the songstress has issued a teaser from her forthcoming video for the single, which is slated to premiere in full next month. Catch the short preview of the music clip beneath:

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Video: Mya - 'Mr. Incredible'

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Mr. Incredible

Although Mya's star has completely dimmed in the United States, the singer's name still holds some weight in other parts of the country particularly Japan, where her latest 'K.I.S.S.' album debuted in the Top 10 on the Japan Top Independent Albums Chart.

"Mr. Incredible" is the latest single taken from the set and for the single's accompanying video the curvy songstress travels back to the 1970s. Watch it beneath:

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New Music: Kelly Rowland - 'Number One'

12/27/2012 0
Year of the Woman (Promo), Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland plans to release her new album 'Year of the Woman' in the first quarter of 2013, and with "Ice" slowly, but steady picking up steam at radio, the singer aims to add a little more exposure to the project with the release of "Number One".

The sexually-charged cut was released courtesy of producer Mike Will Made-It's mixtape 'Est. in 1989 Pt. 2.5', and although it will not serve as the second single from the album, it will reportedly see placement on the actual album. Take a listen beneath:

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Christmas In Washington: Performances

12/27/2012 0
Christmas in Washington 2012

The annual Christmas In Washington special recently aired on TNT and the event saw iconic singer Diana Ross come out of hiding to perform for the Commander in Chief.

Some of the other performer's of the night included Demi Lovato, who performed "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Silent Night", country crooner Scotty McCreery and breakout "Gangnam Style" star PSY. Watch all of the performance beneath:

Diana Ross - Medley

Diana Ross - "Amazing Grace"

Demi Lovato - "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

Demi Lovato - "Silent Night"

Scotty McCreery - "Santa Clause is Back in Town"

PSY - "Gangnam Christmas Style"

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Video Preview: Eve - 'She Bad Bad'

12/27/2012 0
She Bad Bad (Single Cover), Eve

Hip-hop star Eve is scheduled to debut the video for her new single "She Bad Bad" on Tuesday, January 8th, and to add some exposure to the forthcoming release, she has issued the first sneak peek of the edgy music video.

The single is the first official release from her upcoming 'Lip Lock' album, and she is hoping the forthcoming clip will finally secure the oft-delayed set a concrete release date. Watch the 20-second teaser of high fashion energy beneath:

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Download: JoJo - 'Agape' Mixtape

12/27/2012 0
Agape (Mixtape Cover), JoJo

As JoJo continues to battle her label to release her third studio album, the talented singer celebrated her 22nd birthday by giving her fans a taste of what they can expect from the forthcoming studio set with her new mixtape, 'Agape'.

The set, which clocks in at under thirty minutes, features contributions from Austin Brown, Elijah Blake, Scott Bruzenak, Kelly Parker and Boi-1da. Read the singer's letter to her fans and download your free copy of the mixtape beneath:

My name is Joanna Noëlle Levesque and I’ve loved music more and longer than I’ve ever consistently loved anything in life. Music wakes me up and puts me to bed every single day, without fail. I obsess over it. I want to know everything about it! I want to snuggle with it at night. I want to be as close to it as friggin’ possible. When I was 17, I wanted to make it official. I snuck away from the hotel room my mom and I were staying at and got a tattoo. On my ring finger on the left hand; a treble clef. BAM. To remind me not to let anything, or anyone take precendent over the perfect mate I had in music. I feel often like I’m better explaining myself through song. Better than trying to talk about it. The older I got and the more music I inhaled and was exposed to, songwriting and interpreting other people’s songs became my most gratifying form of release. I felt the passion of my favorite artists coming through their records and I always wanted to emote like that. To be so powerful and connected so as to radiate such energy and truth.

I thought about naming this collection of songs “Live Free or Die” after the New Hampshire state motto (which inspired the tattoo on the back of my neck), but upon further thought, it sounded dramatic and militant and scary. And that it SO not what this is all about! Its really about friends coming together and bonding over a mutual love for music then seeing what grows out of it. Not about industry politics, agendas, empty-promises, ego, swag, pretension, or a budget of any kind.

THANK YOU for listening. You don’t know what it means to me to have a platform to express myself and interact with you. Doing what I love is an honor and a privilege. One that I take to heart. Oh to be making music in the modern time…The internet has changed my life, man! Who’da thunk it. I’m thankful and more excited than ever for the future. My story is unique, confusing, and tumultuous at times. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.


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