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Selena Gomez's Sexiest Dresses Never Leave You Wanting More

Let's get one thing straight: Selena Gomez is sexy. When I watched her perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2015 just a few rows away …

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As the iPhone turns 10, let's look back at 2007

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The Origin of the ’80s Aesthetic

LinkIf retromodern videos are to be believed, the 1980s were defined entirely by a neon glow and synthwave music. Vox takes a look back at the actual …

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Adele's 20 best quotes on dieting, dating and being a mother

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Drake Signs Baka To OVO

Baka’s been in the OVO world for a long time, and now it’s official.<p>Having just announced the lineup for the eighth annual OVO Fest, Drake is adding …

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A Photographic Guide to Everyone Rihanna Has Reportedly Dated

For someone who calls herself Badgal, Rihanna has kept her love life relatively private over the past several years. Since splitting with Chris Brown in 2011, the singer has not publicly confirmed that she's dated anyone else--but she has been spotted out and about with plenty of Hollywood's most …

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Grammys To Call Los Angeles Home Through 2022 After A Brief Detour

After skipping town for its 60th anniversary, the Grammy Awards have committed to returning to Los Angeles through 2022.<p>The Recording Academy will hold next year’s Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden, marking the first time the ceremony has been held in Manhattan since 2003. In …

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John Mayer throws back Katy Perry's 'best' ex-lover compliment

Katy Perry may have ranked John Mayer as tops of her ex-lover list. But Mayer just doesn't care.<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine asked Mayer what he thought of the odd Perry compliment which surfaced earlier this month.<p>"I don't have a cool-enough thought for you. I've hacked this game. I pay very little of …

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Why 2017 Is The Year Of Reckoning For The Streaming Music Business

Can Spotify make a profit? Will Tidal and SoundCloud survive? Streaming music is on the verge of its moment of truth.<p>There are few industries more paradoxical than streaming music. On the one hand, it’s exploding: The boom in paid subscriptions is driving the music industry’s first real growth in …

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Leave it to Rihanna to finally break the Billboard Hot 100's women dry spell

Rihanna put in the WORK.<p>Rihanna became the first woman to appear on the Billboard's Hot 100 Top 5 in 12 weeks on Monday, for being a featured artist in DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts."<p>For 12 weeks straight the Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 featured zero female artists. Back in April, the last single with a …

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The Backstreet Boys Now Have a #1 on Country Radio. Here’s Who Doesn’t.

This week, Florida Georgia Line's collaboration with the Backstreet Boys called "God, Your Mama, and Me" hit #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, …

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Taylor Swift Rocks Ombre Curls in Video Message to Russell Westbrook

Summer hair goals.<p>Taylor Swift just filmed a video with an unexpected star: her hair. The songstress has been staying out of the spotlight for a few months now, but returned to social media last night to congratulate NBA Player Russell Westbrook on his MVP win. While the highlight of the video for …

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Grammy Awards concert tribute to lifetime achievement honorees on July 11

The recording academy will pay tribute to this year’s lifetime achievement honorees with a concert at New York’s Beacon Theater on July 11. Each of …

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Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

NEW YORK – The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well.<p>Westergren, who helped found the company 17 years ago, returned as CEO about 15 months ago with Pandora …

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Academy of Country Music Announces Industry Winners for 52nd ACM Awards [Complete List]

Today (June 27), the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of the Industry Awards for the 52nd ACM Awards.<p>Voted on by the Academy’s …

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Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, BTS, Katy Perry Named Most Influential People on Internet

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, BTS and Katy Perry have been named as a few of the 25 most influential people on the Internet in <i>Time</i>'s third annual …

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Rory Feek announces first onstage performance since the death of his wife, Joey Feek

Rory Feek will return to the stage once again.<p>The country singer, who is one-half of the award-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday that he will perform publicly for the first time since the tragic death of his wife, Joey Feek, last year. Rory will perform at a barn in his hometown …

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Billboard Hot 100 Festival drops full lineup with Major Lazer, Marshmello and more

Billboard has announced the full lineup for its third annual Hot 100 Festival, to be held August 19-20 at New York’s Jones Beach.<p>The Long …

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Britney Spears puts those lip syncing rumors to rest once and for all

Britney Spears addressed years-long rumors that she lip syncs during live performances head-on for perhaps the first time in her legendary career.<p>The 35-year-old performer was talking to an Israeli television station this week ahead of her upcoming performance in Tel Aviv when she was asked, "How …

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'Melodrama' scores Lorde her first chart-topping Billboard album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New Zealand pop singer Lorde landed her first U.S. chart-topping album on Monday as her latest record debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 chart.<p>"Melodrama," the second album from 20-year-old Lorde, sold 82,000 albums, 40,000 songs and was streamed nearly 35 …

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Universal presses bid to void music deal with Prince estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel the company's music rights deal with Prince's estate, saying UMG will otherwise have to sue in litigation that could keep fans from hearing new music from Prince's vault for years.<p>In a …

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Ed Sheeran has been plotting his fourth album since his debut

In case you hadn't had your fill of Ed Sheeran this year, fear not, because he's been working on his next album... for the last seven years.<p>That's …

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Lorde Snags Her First No.1 Album With 'Melodrama'

After her highly anticipated sophomore album <i>Melodrama</i> landed earlier this month, Lorde has finally made it to the number one spot on the Billboard …

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Jason Isbell's "The Nashville Sound" Lands at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Almost two years after debuting at No. 1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Top Country Albums chart with <i>Something More Than Free</i>, Jason Isbell has done it again.<p>Jason …

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Official Singles Chart rules are changing to help new bands break through

<b>The rules of the Official Singles Chart are changing.</b><p>It's after streams on sites like Spotify meant Ed Sheeran managed to get 16 tracks from one album into the top 20 earlier this year.<p>From now on acts will be limited to having three songs on the chart at any one time. There are also new rules …

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Billboard Hot 100: Is ‘Despacito’ the song of the summer? It spends a 7th week at number-one

Is “Despacito” the song of the summer? The Spanish-language hit single by <b>Luis Fonsi</b> and <b>Daddy Yankee</b>, featuring <b>Justin Bieber</b>, is on top of the …

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Nickelback's 'Feed the Machine' Debuts at No. 5 on Billboard 200 Album Chart

It was a very good opening week for Nickelback on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.Continue reading…

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Ariana Grande Is the Reigning Queen of the High Ponytail

While most pop stars are always trying to one-up each other with new, outrageous beauty looks, Nickelodeon actress-turned-singer Ariana Grande is a creature of habit: she loves a high ponytail and a cat eye, and sees no reason to change that. That's not to say that <i>Dangerous Woman</i> singer doesn't …

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Lorde Reacts To Her First Number One Album

Remember when Lorde sang "We'll never be royals"? As it turns out, she may have sold herself short.<p>The 20-year-old artist officially solidified her status as music royalty when her latest album <i>Melodrama</i> made it to No. 1 on the <i>Billboard 200</i> chart. <i>Billboard</i> reports that the album sold 109,000 …

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So K-Pop Band BTS Has the Coolest Style

If there's anyone who knows how to make a statement, it's K-pop band BTS—and it goes beyond their catchy tunes. The septet made their American red …

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