May 2013 - Celebrity Bug


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Video: Jessie J Featuring Big Sean - 'Wild'

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Pop sensation Jessie J is ready to attack the charts again and this time the British songstress is bringing Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal along for the ride on "Wild", which is complete with a catchy hook and a thrilling beat.

The single is the first to be lifted from her forthcoming sophomore album, which will feature contributions from Claude Kelly and Calvin Harris, as well as, a possible duet with Brandy. "I have one song and it's not totally definite but I'm gonna tell you because it might mean it definitely happens," she told Kiss FM excitedly. "I've got a duet with Brandy. I may have to go back in an warble a bit. She's a perfectionist. It's unreal."

Watch the official music visual for "Wild", which was directed by Emil Java, after the cut:

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Jennifer Lopez Shines On 'Britain's Got Talent'

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Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez is pulling out all the stops to ensure that her latest Pitbull-assisted single, "Live It Up", measures up on the charts.

After performing on the 'American Idol' finale and the Billboard Music Awards, the supertar hit up 'Britain's Got Talent' to perform the new single, which was officially released digitally in the territory on May 26th, but it was her revealing outfit that got all the attention by highlighting her highly-envied body. Watch the performance beneath:

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Video: Mariah Carey Feat. Miguel - '#Beautiful'

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Music superstar Mariah Carey hops on the back of a Miguel's bike and gives the crooner a private show in the official video for '#Beautiful', the first single from her forthcoming studio album, which will be released later this summer.

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the clip, which premiered earlier tonight on 'American Idol', sees the 43-year-old singer showing off her fit physique for her duet partner in what arises as nothing more than a typical visual from Carey. Luckily, the song is a gem.

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Video: Kelly Clarkson - 'People Like Us'

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Pop songstress Kelly Clarkson has premiered the official music video for "People Like Us", the third and final single lifted from her 'Greatest Hits - Chapter 1' compilation.

In the newly-released music clip for underdogs and outsiders, which was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, the award-winning singer disguises herself as a scientist and helps to free a young girl who is being held captive. Watch the video beneath:

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Video: Lady Antebellum - 'Goodbye Town'

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Country trio Lady Antebellum walk the streets and reminisce in the music video for "Goodbye Town", the official second single from country music trio's fourth studio album 'Golden', which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this month.

Filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and directed by Peter Zavadil, the video, much like the song, serves as heartfelt an ode to both heartbreak and small town life. Watch below:

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Carrie Underwood Sings With Rolling Stones

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Life just keeps getting better for Carrie Underwood. On Saturday, May 25th, the 6x-Grammy winner was invited to sing with the Rolling Stones, at the legendary band’s Toronto tour stop, where they performed "It’s Only Rock & Roll".

Following the performance, she tweeted, "I just sang with the @RollingStones! Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, 'What just happened?!' Still can't believe it! :)"

In addition to experiencing the moment of a lifetime, the 30-year-old singer is also running to the aid of the victims of her home state Oklahoma by making a one million dollar donation from her 'Blown Away Tour' to the Red Cross for disaster relief.

"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," says Underwood. "With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados." Watch her performance with the Stones beneath:

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Video: Brad Paisley - 'Beat This Summer'

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Country crooner Brad Paisley documents the joys of young love in the sentimental "Beat This Summer" music video, which sees a summer past by quickly, but unforgettable memories of a first crush lasting a lifetime.

The music video is directed by Roman White and the single serves as the second single release from his newly-released album 'Wheelhouse', which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in April. Watch the official music video beneath:

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New Music: Kree Harrison - 'All Cried Out'

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Kree Harrison was not crowned the winner of 'American Idol', but as alums like Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina have shown, losers often go on to have notable recording careers that are just as rewarding.

"All Cried Out", which was written by Katrina Elam, Gordie Sampson and Steve McEwan, sees Harrison singing about being done with shedding tears and while the concept is very common for the country music genre, the low key number never manages to strike a chord and ultimately, feel underwritten. Listen to the song beneath:

On the most interesting part of the song, the chorus, the 23-year-old sings: "I'm all cried out / I let it run like a river / But it's empty now / And the only consolation is that I can lie here in this bed / And put these memories to rest somehow / Cause I'm all cried out". Sadly, even at her strongest moment, Harrison lacks authority.

The song, which never makes it clear exactly why the singer is all cried out and makes it even harder for us to grasp or connect to the emotion that she is trying to get across, doesn't do her any favors and although she has an amazing instrument, the main criticism that has followed her through out her 'Idol' run creeps into her first release.

'American Idol' judges Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj often criticized her ability to deliver genuine emotion with conviction, which she never truly excels at here, but what is even more troubling than that, is you never really feel like she is fully engaged and committed to giving her all. Still, we are not ready to count her out yet, because even 'Idol' forces like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have had a hiccup or two.
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Video: Little Big Town - 'Your Side Of The Bed'

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Little Big Town live out the lyrics to their latest single, "Your Side of the Bed", by offering a fictional account of the marriage of members Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook in the song's emotionally charged video, which was directed by Becky Fluke at the Tennessee Theater and the Oliver Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The quartet have enjoyed a career year and it only seems to be getting better.

Not only were they recently announced as hosts for the 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock', which will air August 12th on ABC, but ave been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song for "Good Afternoon", which played on 'Good Afternoon America' on ABC. Watch the new video beneath:

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Mariah Carey Bores With 'GMA' Performance

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Pop songstress Mariah Carey is known for having one of the greatest voices in the history of music, but even that incredible God-given instrument hasn't stopped the singer from deliver some of the dullest performances.

Her recent performance on 'Good Morning America' is resounding proof of that. From the fitted gown to the too-high-to-walk-in heels, her performance, which was complete with some profanity and a wardrobe malfunction, was more uncomfortable than entertaining. Watch all of the craziness including a Miguel appearance beneath:

"Always Be My Baby"

"We Belong Together"

"#Beautiful" with Miguel

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New Music: Ciara Feat. Nicki Minaj - 'I'm Out'

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After previously collaborating on "I'm Legit", Ciara pairs up with Nicki Minaj on "I'm On", the sassy and highly-anticipated single from her self-titled fifth studio album, which is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on Tuesday, July 9th.

Produced by Planet VI, the single is being billed as the official second single from the new album, which will also feature production by Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, The Underdogs, Rock City, Mike Will Made It and more. Listen to her new single beneath:

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Track List: Kelly Rowland - 'Talk A Good Game'

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Kelly Rowland is on a roll. Aside from joining the U.S. edition of 'The X Factor' as a judge and gearing up to co-headline the 'Lights Out Tour' with The-Dream, the singer will also release her new album, 'Talk A Good Game', on June 18th.

As a result of the set's forthcoming release, the "Kisses Down Low" singer has released its official track listing, which features collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Cossom, Pusha T and her former Destiny's Child group members, Beyonce and Michelle Williams. Peep the track listings for the standard and deluxe edition below:


01. Freak
02. Kisses Down Low
03. Gone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
04. Talk A Good Game (feat. Kevin Cossom)
05. Down On Love
06. Dirty Laundry
07. You Changed (feat. Beyonce & Michelle Williams)
08. I Remember
09. Red Wine
10. This Is Love
11. Street Life (feat. Pusha T)
12. Stand In Front of Me

Deluxe Edition

13. Sky Walker (feat. The-Dream)
14. Put Your Name On It
15. #1

Watch the music video for her forgotten Lil' Wayne-assisted single, "Ice", beneath:

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The-Dream & Kelly Rowland Duet On 'Leno'

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R&B stars The Dream and Kelly Rowland made their way to 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday, May 20th, to treat fans to the very first performance of their brand new collaboration, "Where Have You Been".

The collaboration will be featured on his forthcoming studio album 'IV Play', which hits stores on May 28th, and the performance comes just days before their co-headlining 'Lights Out Tour' is scheduled to begin its run. Watch their performance beneath:

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New Music: Beyonce - 'Grown Woman'

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As fans anxiously await an announcement from Beyonce in regards to a new studio album or a reported second pregnancy, the full studio recording of the singer's song, "Grown Woman", has surfaced for their listening pleasure.

The song, which features dynamic production from Timbaland, will appear on her forthcoming fifth studio album, which is expected to be released later this year after the singer completes 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour'. Listen to the full track below:

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Kelly Rowland Joins 'The X Factor' As A Judge

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After judging the eighth season of the UK edition, Kelly Rowland is set to bring her judging talents to the U.S. edition of 'The X Factor', alongside international pop star Paulina Rubio and returning judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell.

With auditions for the competition's third season set to begin tomorrow (May 21st) in Charleston, South Carolina, the announcement arrives just in time for the start date.

"It’s taken more than a decade, but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different," Cowell said today following the official confirmation from FOX.

"I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family," Rowland said. "It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states!"
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Candice Glover Performs On 'Kelly & Michael'

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'American Idol' champion Candice Glover is still on a high after winning the reality show competition and on Monday (May 20th), the 23-year-old stopped by 'Live! With Kelly & Michael', to perform her new single, "I Am Beautiful".

The single is lifted from her forthcoming debut album 'Music Speaks', which will be released on July 16th, and during her visit, she briefly spoke about why she believes those her two previous auditions were learning experiences. Watch her sing below:

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New Music: Mario Feat. Nicki Minaj - 'Somebody Else'

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R&B crooner Mario announced earlier this week that his new single, "Somebody Else", will feature hip-hop bombshell Nicki Minaj, and now, the song has surfaced.

Produced by Polow Da Don, the single serves as the first official release from his forthcoming fifth studio album, which the singer revealed in a personal letter to fans will aim to serve as a revival of the dwindling R&B genre. Listen to the single beneath:

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Kanye West Reveals 'Yeezus' Album Cover

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Hip-hop heavyweight Kanye West keeps the momentum around his forthcoming studio album, 'Yeezus', going by unveiling the official album cover for the upcoming project, which will hit stores and digital outlets on Tuesday, June 18th.

The unveiling follows his season-ending performance on 'Saturday Night Live', where he premiered his new tracks "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves".
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Kanye West Displays His Anger On 'SNL'

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Kanye West knows how to get people talking and his two performances on 'Saturday Night Live', where he premiered new singles "Black Skinhead" and the controversial "New Slaves", are going to have people doing exactly that.

The song will be featured on his forthcoming studio album 'Yeezus', which is due in stores on June 18th, and based on the songs it is crystal clear that fans need to embrace themselves for an angrier side of West. Watch the performances beneath:

"Black Skinhead"

"New Slaves"

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2013 Billboard Music Awards: Performances

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Music sensation Bruno Mars opened the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a disco-themed performance of his latest single "Treasure", from his platinum 'Unorthodox Jukebox' album, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, May 19th.

Other performers included Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Miguel and the legendary Prince.

Bruno Mars - "Treasure"

Selena Gomez - "Come & Get It"

The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"

Icona Pop - "I Love It"

Chris Brown - "Fine China"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Thrift Shop"

Taylor Swift - "22"

Kacey Musgraves - "Merry Go Round"

Justin Bieber - "Take You"

Madonna Receives Top Touring Artist

Pitbull & Christina Aguilera - "Feel This Moment"

Miguel - "Adorn"

Ed Sheeran - "Lego House"

Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - "Live It Up" & Justin Bieber - "That Power"

David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon - "Play Hard"

Nicki Minaj & Lil'Wayne - "High School"


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2013 Billboard Music Awards: Arrivals

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Pop starlet Selena Gomez, who is scheduled to performed her new single "Come & Get It", turned up the sex appeal as she was photographed arriving at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, May 19th.

Held at the MGM Grand, other stars that were snapped arriving on the blue carpet included Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Miguel, Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, Avril Lavigne, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and more. Peep the blue carpet arrivals beneath:

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Selena Gomez
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Jennifer Lopez
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Taylor Swift
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Miley Cyrus
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Chris Brown
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Chad Kroeger & Avril Lavigne
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Nicki Minaj
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Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose
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Hayden Panettiere
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Janet Jackson Reflects And Talks New Album

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It has been two decades since Janet Jackson release her groundbreaking fifth studio album 'janet.', and in an exclusive interview with Billboard, the icon reflects on the album awakening her sexually and the impact it had on society.

While speaking with the publication, the 47-year-old, who secretly married business tycoon Wissam Al Mana last year, also chatted about being a inspiration to other artist, her current favorite artists and confirms that a new album is in the works.

May 18 marks the 20th anniversary of "janet." How would you describe what that album captures about your life at that time?
I can’t believe it is already 20 years! I always write my music based on what is going on in my life at the time. I wanted to allow people in... I want my fans to really know me. The ‘janet’ album was sexual and I was beginning to really discover that side of me.

Although you worked primarily with Jimmy and Terry again on "janet.," you explore a lot of different genres on that album - from dance to soul to rock to opera on "This Time." Did you have to fight to keep some of the bolder songs on there - was anyone telling you this wasn't "pop" enough?
I’ve been exposed to all types of great music. I like to collaborate on my music. The creative process is fun and you get a lot of ideas from having discussions about it. Ultimately, the final decision is mine.

There are musical references and direct samples of janet. songs all over the place now, most notably on Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice." Have you heard most of these re-interpretations (Moon Boots' "Sugar," which samples "If," How To Dress Well's cover of "Again," MNEK's "That's The Way Love Goes" etc?) And how does it feel to see your work have such impact on new artists?
I have listened to the music that is out there and I love Kendrick’s "Poetic Justice." There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.

Several of the songs on janet. and their accompanying videos were groundbreaking at the time for their overt sexuality. Why was it so important for you to express that part of yourself in your work, and how did you convince others around you at the time to let you take those risks?
Like I said before, I write about my experiences or things that touch me deeply. I was really beginning to get in tune with my sexual self. This is what I wanted to express so I did. The decision to move forward in an artistic way is mine. I didn’t need to convince anyone.

The videos and tour for "janet." featured some iconic choreography from Tina Landon, most notably on 'If.' Do you have a favorite dance or video from that period?
Tina Landon and Omar Lopez choreographed "If". I love "That’s The Way Love Goes," "You Want This" and especially "If." I don’t think people really realize what we were showing in that video that wasn’t available with technology then. The video featured futuristic technology, specifically high definition touch screens. I wanted the actors in the video to use these screens to communicate, and relate with each other in the clubs. Similar to what we all do with our smart phones and tablets today. As I look at our lives now, it seems that life is imitating art. I have seen different elements from all of these videos in lots of artists work and it’s a great feeling to know that you have inspired them in such a way.

Many artists cite you as a role model and a huge influence on their career and image. Which artists today do you admire?
I'm flattered that other artists consider me a role model. I’m really enjoying what Bruno Mars and Adele are doing, a lot of artistry there.

It’s been five years since your last album, and nearly four since your last single. Have you been working on new music, and when can we expect it if so?
I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. I am excited about the direction we are taking. I don’t want to rush it… I don’t want to put a time constraint on the creative process.
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Mario Drafts Nicki Minaj For New Single

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After two failed single releases ("The Walls" and "Killa"), R&B singer Mario took a break to regroup and plan a new strategy that includes drafting rap belle Nicki Minaj to deliver a verse on his forthcoming single, "Somebody Else".

The single, which will serves as the first official release from his new album, will hit digital retailers on Tuesday, May 21st, and the "Let Me Love You" crooner has penned a personal letter to his fans to let them know how excited he is about the project.

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Ashanti Confirms 'BraveHeart' Release Date

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There have been tons of release dates floating around for Ashanti's forthcoming album 'BraveHeart', which has encountered its share of setbacks, but all of the speculation can now be laid to rest, because the singer is finally confirming a release date.

According to her interview with Hot 96.9 Boston, the set, which is preceded by the single "Never Should Have", will arrive in stores on Tuesday, July 30th courtesy of her record label, Written Entertainment. Watch the 'Army Wives' actress confirm the news below:

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Video: Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull - 'Live It Up'

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Less than 24 hours after gracing the 'American Idol' stage, music superstar Jennifer Lopez unleashes the smoking hot music video for "Live It Up", the Pitbull-assisted lead single from her forthcoming studio album, due later this year.

Directed by Jessy Terrero and choreographed by her beau Casper Smart, the clip sees the 43-year-old beauty putting her banging body and stunning looks to work on the runway, before celebrating at a beach party. Watch the newly-released video beneath:

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New Music: Candice Glover - 'I Am Beautiful'

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'American Idol' winner Candice Glover performed her new single, "I Am Beautiful", on the show's May 15th finale and now, the 23-year-old singer from St. Helena Island, South Carolina, has released the official studio recording.

Set to be featured on her forthcoming debut album 'Music Speaks', which has been fast tracked for a July 16th release, the single was co-written by the winner with Jaden Michaels and Joleen Belle, and produced by John Locke and Roahn Hylton.

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Candice Glover Crowned New 'American Idol'

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The votes are in, have been counted and the winner of the twelfth season of 'American Idol', which sees the departure of the last original judge Randy Jackson and all the other judges if reports are correct, has finally been revealed.

While it was a closely fought battle between Candice Glover and Kree Harrison, the 23-year-old from St. Helena Island, South Carolina bested the latter to claim the covet title. As a result of winning, the singer will release her new single, "I Am Beautiful", which can now be purchased on iTunes. Watch her winning moment beneath:

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American Idol: 2013 Finale Performances

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The 2013 American Idol finale is currently underway and as always, the reality show brings it twelfth season to a close with an array of superstars, surprises and ultimately, the crowning of the music's next star. Will it be Candice Glover or Kree Harrison?

Peep all of the performances including Jennifer Hudson, The Band Perry, Jessie J, Adam Lambert, Emeli Sande, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and many more beneath:

Top 10 Finalists - "Glad You Came"

The Band Perry & Janelle Arthur - "Done"

Top 5 Guys with Frankie Valli - Medley

Mariah Carey - Medley including "#Beautiful"

Psy - "Gentlemen"

Amber Holcomb & Emeli Sande - "Next To Me"

Candice Glover & Jennifer Hudson - "Inseparable"

Keith Urban - "Little Bit of Everything"

Angie Miller with Adam Lambert & Jessie J - "Titanium" & "Domino"

Kree Harrison, Keith Urban & Randy Jackson - "Where the Blacktop Ends"

Top 5 Girls with Aretha Franklin - Medley

Tribute to Randy Jackson

Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - "Live It Up"

The Winner of American Idol is...

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D. Woods Confirms Danity Kane Reunion

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Fans of Danity Kane were excited to see four-fifths of the original members, Aubrey O'Day, Dawn Richards, Shannon Bex and Aundrea Fimbres were spotted having lunch in Los Angeles on May 13th, and according to the group's missing fifth member D. Woods, a reunion for the girl group is definitely in the works.

The group, who are reuniting without Diddy's bank roll, reportedly had lunch with their new manager to discuss releasing a new studio album and a accompanying tour.

Unfortunately, fans of the group's street-wise member will be sad to hear that she has chosen not to participate. "It has been brought to my attention that my former group members of Danity Kane will be reuniting and while I will not be a part of the reunion," she told Freddy O. "I wish the ladies blessings and much success on their endeavors."

While we await their next move, relive a throwback performance of "Damaged" beneath:

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Carrie Underwood Dazzles In 'Marie Claire'

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Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who was crowned 2012's Most Beautiful Woman, puts her stunning looks to work by gracing the June 2013 issue of Marie Claire, which is her first cover for the publication and will hit stands on May 21st.

In the new issue, the songstress, who star in a live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' on December 5th for NBC, talks about her personality, suffering from panic attacks early in her career, her spot on high school prediction and more. Read excerpts beneath:

On Her Loner Personality: "I’m not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let’s talk it out’ family. Technically I have siblings but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I'm not a sociopath."

On Working Through Anxiety Attacks: "At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming – it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me."

On Her Awkward Moments: "My husband calls me the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward."

What Her High School Yearbook: "You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, ‘I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy.’ I guess I should have added a few more things."

On Becoming A Mother: "I don’t feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"

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New Music: Kelly Rowland - 'Dirty Laundry'

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Kelly Rowland sings about her baggage on her most personal record with "Dirty Laundry", the latest release from her forthcoming album 'Talk A Good Game'.

On the emotionally-charged cut, which was penned by The Dream, Rowland dishes on life in Beyonce's shadow, an abusive relationship and how the her relationship with the man almost ruined her friendship with her Destiny's Child band mate. Listen beneath:

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Tamar Braxton Dates Album For September

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R&B songstress Tamar Braxton previously stated that her forthcoming 'Love & War' album would not hit stores until after she gave birth to her first child with husband Vincent Herbert, the singer is finally revealed a more precise date.

The album, which is preceded by the title track and the newly-released single "The One", will now arrive in stores this September courtesy of Epic Records, she confirmed at a press conference for the 2013 BET Awards, where she received 2 nominations.

Until its release date arrives, listen to her latest single release, "The One", beneath:

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2013 BET Awards: Nominations

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The 2013 BET Awards nominations are in and as we're accustomed to from the show, they are as predictable and as self-serving as ever. Drake leads the field with a staggering 12 nominations, while newcomer Kendrick Lamar scored 8 nominations.

2 Chainz also picked up 8 nominations, A$AP Rocky nabbed 5, Miguel grabbed 4, and Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West earn three nominations apiece.

Chris Tucker has been tapped to host the star-studded event, while Chris Brown and R. Kelly are the first confirmed performers for the ceremony, which will take place at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, June 30th. Peep the full list of nominees beneath:


Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Wilson

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Best Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – “Pop That”
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice”
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Nicki Minaj
Rye Rye

Video of the Year
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne – “HYFR”
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Think Like a Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Gabrielle Douglas
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”

Centric Award
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”
Fantasia – “Lose To Win”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Nas – “Daughters”
Charlie Wilson – “My Love Is All I Have”

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: U.K.
Marsha Ambrosius
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé

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