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  1. Queen of hip-hop! No lies detected. Nicki Minaj gives herself a much-deserved pat on the back for bringing a female presence back into hip-hop and rap culture. She gave a telling interview to XXL and touched on the respect she received early on from industry heavy-hitters like Jay Z, Eminem and Kanye West. “My role in hip-hop has been super unique because when my first album came out, there had been so much time where there wasn’t a female rap album out that went platinum,” she explained. “There wasn’t a big female rap presence right before I got in. So, my role was really reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture.” Nicki also delves into hip-hop's influence on, well, everything. “I don’t think [female rappers] got that much credit. I think female rappers have always been dope and influential, but I think I sort of came in at a time where big business was paying attention, so I was able to capitalize off of a lot of deals and business ventures.” Internet trolls are trying to stir the pot. They're twisting Nicki's words around to make it appear like she's taking credit for Cardi B's recent chart topping feats with "Bodak Yellow," which is not the case. Minaj has undoubtedly rocked the industry like very few female MCs ever have; she spoke the truth. Watch below: Do YOU agree with Nicki? Let us know in Exhale. And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  2. Underwater world. Lady Gaga could be getting wet in her next music video. Take this with a grain of salt, but if we are to believe the rumors, Lady Gaga is filming a new visual. For what song? We don't know, but it doesn't seem likely she'll make one for "The Cure" at this point. Gaga is creating new music with Born This Way producer DJ White Shadow, so *if* there is a video in the works, it's most likely for a new song (and probably not "Frankenstein"). What will it look like? Again, no idea, but Gaga could be submerged in water for some of it. Why's that? A scuba diving center in Lincoln Park, Michigan, claims Gaga's team used the facility to shoot some "water footage for a Lady Gaga music video!" "It’s interesting when Hollywood/Detroit comes a knocking when they need some water footage for a Lady Gaga music Video," a man named Paul Marshall said on Facebook. "btw, sorry for the bad pics, they were sneaky shots (no photos please) and no, this is B roll production that will be added later The GA was not there!" The scuba diving center shared Marshall's post on their Facebook Page. Here's a screen shot of the post in case it gets removed. Since we only have a crumb of information to go off of, there's no telling when this video, if it even exists, will debut, but something tells me Gaga wants to release new music sooner than later. Thoughts on Gaga possibly filming a new music video?! Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  3. Magazine Queen. Rihanna is the new magazine Queen. Just yesterday, three different covers for Vogue France hit the net, but today she's outdone herself. Rih appears on four covers for Dazed, so take that, Vogue! Her inspiration? "I want to look like Shirley Temple had dreads," she said. I say mission accomplished! Check out the new covers below: Thoughts on Rihanna's new covers? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  4. Dream team. Katy Perry and The Weeknd met for dinner to discuss making new music... TOGETHER. I did not expect this. The Witness singer and Mr. Starboy are teaming up for a song. According to E! News, the pop super stars had dinner at Italian restaurant Madeo in West Hollywood on Monday night (Nov. 20). Fans started speculating it was a romantic thing, but I'm relieved to report that it's all business. "They are discussing working together," a source said. "They aren't dating." A "few producer types" attended the dinner as well. A second source confirmed to E! their meeting was music-related. "Abel is always thinking about new collaborations with talented artists," they said. "Abel has many female friends and most of them are in the industry." The media has put Katy through the ringer this year, and Abel is dealing with the aftermath of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez running back into the arms of Justin Bieber. I'm here for an angry pop banger about life trying to get the best of 'em and how they're still on top despite it all. Thoughts on Katy and The Weeknd collaborating? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.t the best of 'em and how they're still on top despite it all.
  5. Christmas saved. Christmas saved. Gwen Stefani released a Christmas album in October titled You Make It Feel Like Christmas. She's obviously referring to People's Sexiest Man Alive, Blake Shelton. Gulp. To spread the holiday cheer, Gwen performed one of the album's original tracks. It's a piano ballad titled "Christmas Eve." Watch below: She also performed "Santa Baby," which you may watch below: Thoughts on Gwen's performance? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  6. Mariah cleans house. Mariah Carey continues to clean house. Mariah refuses to start 2018 like she did this year. The singer is cleaning house. She parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov and is reportedly switching management to Roc Nation. If true, that's extremely good news. There were reports her backup dancer-turned boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, was taking the reigns. Related: Mariah Carey Cancels First String Of Christmas Shows She is getting legitimate people, assistants, a lawyer, and Stella is not happy about it,” an insider told Page Six. They add that Tanaka will now act as Mariah’s ~creative director.~ “Previously, there were all kinds of people involved [in her career] and Mariah didn’t even know those people. She had to distance herself from all that and she’s now cleaning house,” the source said. Great news! Roc, keep Mimi far, far away from any reality TV show or we're going to have beef. Thoughts on Mariah reportedly signing with Roc Nation? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  7. He's coming. Justin Timberlake filmed a brand new music video with director Dave Meyers. Blink and it'll be 2018. That means Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show performance is right around the corner, and it appears he'll use the moment to spotlight his new single. Set photos from JT's new visual hit the net this week. What do we know? Related: Justin Timberlake’s New Single Described As A “Blockbuster” ■ It's directed by Dave Meyers (Britney Spears’ “Lucky,” Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Pink’s "Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” Kelly Clarkson’s "Love So Soft"). ■ Stars Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez. ■ And has a post-apocalyptic vibe with a message of inclusivity. There are a gallery of photos from the video shoot in this Instagram post below (hit that right arrow). Are YOU excited for Justin Timberlake's new video? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  8. Who run the world? Beyonce. Beyonce replaces Taylor Swift as the richest woman in music this year. The "Formation" singer earned $105 million between June 2016 and June 2017, Forbes reports. How did Beyonce amass such a fortune within a year? The singer's album, Lemonade, was only available for purchase upon its release (as in, it could not be streamed), and it sold astoundingly well. That, and the Formation World Tour grossed a quarter of a billion dollars(!!!). So, yeah, she edged out Adele and the Taylor with ease. The 25 songstress took the second spot with $69 million followed by Taylor with $44 million at No. 3. Expect Taylor to dominate 2018, though. Reputation is the best-selling album of the year and tickets for her tour are in high demand. What other female pop stars landed in the Top 10? Celine Dion comes in at No. 4 with $42 million, JLo takes the No. 5 position with $38 million, Rihanna comes in at No. 7 with $36 million and the legendary Miss Britney Spears at No. 8 with $34 million. Forbes' Top 10 Highest Paid Women in Music: June 2016-June 2017 1. Beyoncé: $105 million 2. Adele: $69 million 3. Taylor Swift: $44 million 4. Celine Dion: $42 million 5. Jennifer Lopez: $38 million 6. Dolly Parton: $37 million 7. Rihanna: $36 million 8. Britney Spears: $34 million 9. Katy Perry: $33 million 10. Barbra Streisand: $30 million Thoughts on the Top 10? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  9. That's a wrap! That's a wrap! The American Music Awards offered some Internet gems! Let's refresh your memory, shall we? Pink's reaction during Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute lit up Twitter (though I think we're all making it to be something it's not, yet nonetheless quite entertaining). See that here. Speaking of Pink, she opened the show with Kelly Clarkson. The ladies sang a powerful duet of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” Demi Lovato looked like revenge in her performance of "Sorry Not Sorry." Selena Gomez is only performing "Wolves" once this year, and she did so at the AMAs. Watch her television debut of it here. Though she couldn't make it there in person, Lady Gaga beamed in a performance of "The Cure" from her Joanne concert in Washington D.C. I was shaking. Pink performed album title track "Beautiful Trauma" on the side of a skyscraper. It's easily her best performance to-date. South Korean pop band BTS broke the Internet with their U.S. debut television performance of "DNA." Kelly Clarkson threw it back with a performance of "Miss Independent." She also sang Meaning Of Life lead single, "Love So Soft." Justice for "Medicine." And the winners are... AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Diana Ross ARTIST OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars   NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE Niall Horan   COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY “Despacito” Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber   TOUR OF THE YEAR Coldplay   VIDEO OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”   FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK Bruno Mars   FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK Lady Gaga   FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK Imagine Dragons   FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK Bruno Mars “24K Magic”   FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”   FAVROITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Keith Urban   FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Carrie Underwood   FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY Little Big Town   FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY Keith Urban “Ripcord”   FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”   FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP Drake   FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”   FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m The One”   FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Bruno Mars   FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Beyoncé   FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B Bruno Mars “24K Magic”   FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”   FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK Linkin Park   FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY Shawn Mendes   FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN Shakira   FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Lauren Daigle   FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) The Chainsmokers   TOP SOUNDTRACK Moana Thoughts on the show? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  10. Bruno mars was just tossed a grenade. Bruno mars was just tossed a grenade. This is really lame. Photographer Catherine McGann has filed suit against the pop star for posting a photo she took of Mars in 1989 when he was just three or four-years-old, TMZ reports. It's baby Bruno channeling Elvis Presley. Mars did not receive permission to share it on his social media accounts, and McGann wants compensation. As you can see, the photo on Instagram alone has racked up more than 1.2 million likes. The photog is suing Bruno and his record label, Warner Music, for damages and all profits they earned from her photo. It will be interesting to see what evidence McGann provides to prove that Bruno made a cent off the photo. I imagine the singer will file a counter-suit and bury McGann in legal fees and make her remember who's got the 24K Magic, and who doesn't. Thoughts on the lawsuit? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  11. One time only. A newly-blonde Selena Gomez performed her Marhsmello collab "Wolves" at the AMAs. The cinematic performance marks the first time Selena has performed the track on television, or in general at all. Don't get used to it, either. Julia Michaels, who introduced the singer, said it's the one and only time she'll do it this year. Watch below: Thoughts? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  12. DNA. BTS breaks the Internet with their U.S. television debut performance of "DNA" at the AMAs. The South Korean pop group has been making waves in the states this week. They were met by mobs of screaming fans at LAX upon their arrival, and it's been insanity ever since. The guys took the stage at the AMAs and rocked the house. Their smash single, "DNA," brought the crowd to their feet. In other words, Pink's high flying stunt on the side of the building or Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute could not inspire the audience to give a standing ovation. They saved that for BTS. Watch below: Thoughts? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  13. Making history! Taylor Swift makes history! Swift might be the most business savvy pop star in the game. She bundled Reputation with ticket sales for her upcoming tour, launched two different Target-exclusive magazines that included the album and on the last day of the charting week, discounted the price of those zines to entice the final stragglers to shell out. It worked. According to BuzzAngle Music via Variety, Swift sold 1.28 million in pure album sales. There is a limited amount of audio streams to be accounted for, which could bump that number to 1.29 million. *If* that's the case, Swift just scored her biggest debut week ever (1989 sold 1.287 million copies in its opening week). That means Reputation is the best-selling album of 2017 and will give Swift her fourth No. 1 album. She's the only artist to have four different albums sell a million copies in a week since 1991. We'll have to wait for Billboard to confirm these figures, but early estimates predicted this exact figure, so it's safe to assume they're accurate. We'll update this post when Billboard announces. Thoughts on Taylor's first-week sales? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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  15. Madison opens up about her empowering new song. Madison Beer brings the heat in her new music video for "Say It To My Face." All eyes are on Madison. In her new visual, male models tend to her every need – offering the singer flowers, giving her a massage, and brushing her gorgeous brunette hair, but that doesn’t stop the rising pop star from tying them up with rope and giving them the middle finger. According to Madison, the video doesn’t incorporate a revenge element like it may seem. Instead, it dives into themes of “empowerment and self worth.” As for the song? “Some of it is about people on social media and how they’re such big talkers sitting behind a screen,” Beer tells BreatheHeavy.com. “It’s a mix of different references about relationships in general. Girls can be catty and talk behind your back… then there’s love and how we don’t always say how we feel but can run our mouths about issues to their friends and stuff.” “Tell me, what's the situation? I've been rackin' on my brain,” she sings. “Just want some answers if I ask you / But I know you'll never say it to my face / Say it to my face.” If there’s one thing Madison wants you to take away from the track, it is the importance of “standing up for yourself” and “not taking crap from anyone!” Watch below:  Thoughts on Madison's new video? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  16. I don't see what changing labels will do but sure jan
  17. Secrets revealed. Pink and Channing Tatum play house in the new music video for "Beautiful Trauma," but as the clip unravels, they both begin to reveal their inner-most secrets.
  18. Stunning. Fergie performed a Double Dutchess fan-favorite on The X factor UK.
  19. Piano ballad. Lady Gaga made it work. Mother Monster couldn't make it to L.A. in person to perform at the American Music Awards, but she still gave Little Monsters a treat. The singer performed "The Cure" live from her Joanne concert in Washington D.C., and per usual, nailed it. She transformed the song into a ballad before taking it to the electro pop realm it thrives in. Legend! Watch below: Thoughts on Gaga's performance? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  20. Welp. Christina Aguilera honored Whitney Houston and the 25th anniversary of the film The Bodyguard at the AMAs on Sunday. There was no shortage of high flying vocals during Christina's performance at the American Music Awards, and that's not necessarily a good thing. The Internet is going insane over Pink's facial expression in the midst of Xtina's Whitney covers – she sang a medley of Houston's hit songs, "I Will Always Love You," I Have Nothing" "Run to You" "I'm Every Woman." Watch the performance below and let us know what YOU think in the comments below. How'd Christina do? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  21. Christmas comes early. Rihanna radiates on three different covers for Vogue Paris. Because one simply wouldn't do Riri justice, the singer appears on several. The collectors editions were shot by world-renowned photographers, Jean-Paul Goude, Juergen Teller and Inez & Vinoodh. See all three below: Thoughts on Rihanna's covers? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  22. She did that! Pink really did that! The pop star opened the AMAs with Kelly Clarkson. They sang a duet of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” but the Pink's shining moment was her wild performance of "Beautiful Trauma." “I don’t care about height, I just care about being actually able to breathe up there,” she said in new video posted to social media prior to the performance. “I feel the fear this time," she continued. "It’s the sheer height of it. Nothing you can prepare for. This is by far the craziest most insane thing I've ever attempted to do. This is the first time that I've ever panicked." That makes complete sense. Pink performed head-spinning choreography on the side of the JW Marriot, all the while singing live. I know she gets a lot of flack for the aerial, but she outdid herself tonight without a doubt. Watch below:   Thoughts? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  23. Looking like revenge. Demi Lovato looked confident at the AMAs. Demi Lovato kicked off her performance with a bunch of haters talking smack on the Internet. "There's so much hate in this world. We have to rise above and never say sorry for who you are," she said. How'd she handle it? By looking like revenge. Check out Demi's sizzling performance at the AMAs below (we'll update with the full video once it becomes available): Thoughts on Demi's performance? Leave us a comment on our NEW comment system below! And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  24. Vocal queen. Kelly Clarkson performed fan-favorite "Miss Independent" at the AMAs before charging into her Meaning Of Life lead single, "Love So Soft." Hands down, best vocal performance of the night.