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  1. Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys team up for a bluesy duet of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good." Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys team up for a bluesy duet of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good." The Voice is still a thing, and it's got Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges/coaches. To promote the new season, Adam and Blake performed a duet of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” Kelly and Alicia sang Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good." I'll be quite honest – I skipped straight passed Adam and Blake's performance because who has the time, but Kelly and Alicia's rendition of the Simone classic was a showstopper.     Kelly can so easily overpower any singer performing with her, but Alicia holds her own here. Their voices melt together so effortlessly that I find myself a little miffed they haven't united on a song together before this. Watch below (it should autoplay at Kelly and Alicia's part, you're welcome): Thoughts on the duet(s)? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  2. Out Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy is a 'Blackout' stan. Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy is a Blackout stan. Kenworthy recently caught Britney's attention when she heard that the song he plays to get fired up before a competition is "Gimme More," and according to the openly-out athlete, he's a got a fondness for the entire record. See what Exhale is saying about this. Related: Britney Spears Stans Openly-Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Gus doubled down on his "Gimme More" love in a new interview with Out. "With every contest, if I have a song that’s playing when I win my first event or get my first podium of the season, that song becomes my good luck charm and I listen to it for the rest of my events," he told them. "This year, my first big win happened when I was listening to “Gimme More” by Britney Spears so I’ve listened to it for every contest." Out agreed, and asked what his favorite Britney album was.   Thoughts on Gus' love for Blackout? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  3. The BeyHive is on the attack after Wendy Williams said Beyonce can't sing without auto-tune. The BeyHive is on the attack after Wendy Williams said Beyonce can't sing without auto-tune. Wendy just never learns, does she. The talk show host recently cancelled a string of shows to focus on her health, but she's back and making a splash. Not the good kind. In her latest episode, Williams threw shade at Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Fergie saying they can't sing without auto-tune. Wendy isn't a complete hater, however. She listed out a few of her favs – Adele, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. The Hive responded by posting stunning footage of Beyonce rehearsing "1+1" sans any production and auto-tune, and it's quite clear Queen Bey's voice is exceptional.   Do you agree with Wendy? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  4. Camila genuinely has no idea why Blue Ivy was telling mom and dad to simmer down during the singer's speech at the Grammys. Camila Cabello genuinely has no idea why Blue Ivy was telling mom and dad to simmer down during the singer's speech at the Grammys. By now we're all familiar with Queen Blue Ivy blocking Beyonce and JAY Z from applauding, and no one knows why. Not even Camila. She assumed the worst.   Host Nick Grimshaw had an interesting theory to calm Camila's nerves. He suggested Blue Ivy was shushing her parents because she was sick of the audience interrupting her DREAM speech. Sure. “Thank God that I didn’t look down at the crowd while that was happening,” she continued. “The good thing is I’d just come off of Kesha’s performance so I didn’t have time to think about it.” Watch the interview below. Oh, and Camila sis, stop working so hard and get some rest! Thoughts on Camila's response? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  5. The film's director said Sade was "kind + giving. A goddess." Miraculously, Sade is contributing a song on Disney's A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. No one saw this coming, not even the film's director Ava DuVernay (Selma and 13th). DuVernay Tweeted that she reached out to Sade but did not expect it to come to fruition. "I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway," DuVernay wrote. "She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget." DuVernay added the song is titled “Flower of the Universe” and says "it’s a dream come true."   What else do you need to know? Sia, Kehlani, FreeStyle Fellowship, Chloe x Halle, and a collaboration between DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato (listen to a preview of that here) are also featured on the soundtrack (sidenote: is there a soundtrack Sia is NOT featured on? Asking for a friend). There's also a No I.D. remix of the Sade song in the works. Here’s the full list of original songs: “Flower of the Universe” – Sade (plus a No I.D. Remix version) “I Believe” – DJ Khaled feat. Demi Lovato “Magic” – Sia “Let Me Live” – Kehlani “Warrior” – Chloe x Halle “Park Bench People” – FreeStyle Fellowship The A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack and film are both out March 9th. Thoughts on Sade's return? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  6. Robyn confirms her new record is on the way. Robyn confirms her new record is on the way. Nearly eight years have passed(!!!) since the singer unleashed a proper studio album, but that's all about to change. Robyn replied to a fan's Tweet confirming her Body Talk followup will arrive some time this year(!!!).   In the time since her 2010 pop opus, Robyn has collaborated with La Bagatelle Magique & Maluca on a track titled “Love Is Free.” She also teamed up with Magique on "Set Me Free." Last year, the singer shared a song titled "Honey" in an episode of HBO's Girls. Listen to that here. 2018 pop music needs Robyn. Are YOU excited for new Robyn? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  7. It appears Avril Lavigne's new single is right around the corner. It appears Avril Lavigne's new single is right around the corner. The singer stopped by a KIIS FM radio station yesterday (Feb. 20), presumably to share her new single with them and inspire a friendly reminder to play it when once the track officially debuts. We know this because Av posted a picture of her inside the 102.7 studios with host JoJo Wright, Lisa Foxx. She was accompanied by Ryan Cabrera. We interviewed Cabrera once upon a time - check that out here. "Always so much fun to these amazing people I’ve known since my first album," she wrote. It's worth mentioning Foxx posted a selfie of her with Avril and said "She's baaaaaaack!!!" and that the song is "comin soooon!!"   Thoughts on Avril's visit? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  8. Fergie's performance of the National Anthem is the gift that keeps on giving. Fergie's performance of the National Anthem is the gift that keeps on giving. The singer acknowledged she took a risk that didn't pay off when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday. "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the singer said in a statement to TMZ. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best." Related: Mariah Carey Tells Fergie To Ignore The Haters Following National Anthem Performance Success Is In The Journey: Fergie’s Exclusive Interview with BreatheHeavy The moment became an iconic, viral sensation instantaneously, and newly-leaked rehearsal footage prepping for the performance reveals something interesting: she planned on doing it that way from the get-go.     Someone during her soundcheck filmed it, and it's reminiscent of the final performance. Like I mentioned before, I liked it. Props to her for making something unique and worth talking about. I'm being polite. Watch: Thoughts on the rehearsal footage? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  9. Chris Brown gave Rihanna a birthday shout-out and the Internet isn't happy about it. Chris Brown gave Rihanna a birthday shout-out today. It's something she or The Navy certainly did not ask for, yet here it is. Brown posted a picture of baby Riri for her bday today (Feb. 20), and captioned it, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY." Makes sense. The photo received far more likes and comments than any of his other recent posts, and rest assured most aren't thrilled with his tribute.   Thoughts on Chris wishing Ri a happy birthday? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  10. Kesha announced she must postpone a string of shows in March and April. Kesha announced she must postpone a string of shows in March and April. Kesha told fans she's "heartbroken" for breaking her commitments to perform, but the "Godzilla" singer must undergo surgery to fix a torn ACL after suffering a fall while performing in Dubai on Feb. 9, her reps confirms to People. Tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan have been postponed while she heals, and the show scheduled in Byron Bay Bluesfest has been canceled. Related: Blasphemy: Kesha Says Her Early Dance-Pop Music Days Were “Silly”   Thoughts on Kesha postponing the tour? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  11. Camila Cabello's upcoming Never Be The Same tour sold out one day after tickets went on sale. Camila Cabello's upcoming Never Be The Same tour sold out one day after tickets went on sale. Main pop girl incoming! Earlier this week, Camila gave fans a heads up tickets for her her new tour would go on sale on Friday, and by Saturday there weren't any tickets left. The singer took to social media to gush. Camila is unstoppable right now! She just scored simultaneous No. 1s with "Havana" on the Hot 100 and her self-titled on the Billboard 200, and now a sold-out tour. I probably should't mention Fifth Harmony right now, but their VMA stunt still annoys me and I'm all about a good comeback. Now for that "Havana" performance on The Graham Norton Show I mentioned. Per usual, Camila does not disappoint: Are YOU seeing Camila on tour? Let us know in the comments below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  12. Tinashe unleashed a visual for "Faded Love" exclusively on Spotify. Tinashe unleashed a visual for "Faded Love." Tinashe is way, way too underrated. Her new vertical video Joyride cut, "Faded Love," is another prime example of it (perfectly rendered for mobile). In the clip, a camera follows Tinashe around a low-lit, underground warehouse as she slithers around on the floor and executes some sharp, impromptu choreography. It's quite scintillating.     Watch below: Thoughts on Tinashe's vertical "Faded Love" video? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  13. Tinashe channels her inner Britney in an epic new advertisement for Pepsi. Tinashe channels her inner Britney in an epic new advertisement for Pepsi. Tinashe has been a ride-or-die member of the Britney Army since day one. Her allegiance even helped the "No Drama" singer score a sacred collab with the queen on "Slumber Party," but she just outdid herself with this super cute new commercial for Pepsi. T is helping the brand promote Lip Sync Battle's upcoming episode celebrating iconic '90s music. Of course they had to include "Baby One More Time," because legend is legend. See what Exhale is saying about it. In the new spot, Tinashe dances her heart out to Britney alone in her room. It's super nostalgic, because you know you queened out to this song for countless hours while the rest of your family was taking bets how many times you could play the same song on loop. That still low-key annoys me. Thoughts on Tinashe's new commercial? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  14. Fergie's performance of the National Anthem at the All-Star game has people talking. Fergie's performance of the National Anthem at the All-Star game has people talking. The "Star Spangled Banner" is an extremely challenging song to sing, but Fergie Ferg was up for the task. Her quirky, breathy and often times awkward rendition of it was the perfect distraction after a week of horror. During her performance, the camera pans to different famous people and players during her performance, and their reaction says it all.   Watch below:  Thoughts on Fergie's performance? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  15. Mariah Carey has some words of wisdom for Fergie. Mariah Carey has some words of wisdom for Fergie. The "Tension" singer performed an interesting and unique rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday, and the Internet had no chill. If anyone knows a thing or two about getting slammed for a televised performance debacle, it's Mariah. TMZ caught the songstress leaving dinner on Sunday and asked her thoughts on it. Mimi most likely had no idea what TMZ was even referring to, but she had this to say anyway, "darling, no one needs to listen to that."     Mariah hath spoken! Watch the video below: Thoughts on Mariah's advice? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  16. Demi recently mentioned her dream collaboration is dropping soon, and I refuse to believe it's this. Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled have a new song together titled "I Believe" on Disney's A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. Demi shared a bit of the song today (Feb. 20). "Ahhhh!! I'm so excited to finally tell you guys my new song #IBelieve with @djkhaled will be on the soundtrack for Disney's @WrinkleInTime ???? ," she said. "See the movie and get the album on March 9th." Related: Demi Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ World Tour Is Heading To South America: See The Dates   Thoughts on the "I Believe" preview? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  17. Fergie breaks her silence after her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" lit the Internet ablaze. Fergie breaks her silence after her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" lit the Internet ablaze. Like I mentioned in our original post, mad props to Fergie for trying something out of the ordinary. Her performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game was the laughing stock of the Internet for a night, but that's the nature of the beast, and the "Tension" singer knows that. She's not exactly apologizing for it, but she does understand why there's commotion. Related: Mariah Carey Tells Fergie To Ignore The Haters Following National Anthem Performance Success Is In The Journey: Fergie’s Exclusive Interview with BreatheHeavy     "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the singer said in a statement to TMZ. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best." The backlash was so real, Fergie turned off the comments on her Instagram. The Internet can be a cruel place. You do you, Fergie. I personally liked it. Thoughts on Fergie's statement? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  18. Will.I.A.m hints that Nicole Scherzinger could be the new lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas. The rumor pops up every six months or so, but this time it's gained real traction after will.i.am revealed Nicole Scherzinger is included in a Black Eyed Peas group text on WhatsApp with the other members and Fergie is nowhere to be found. I mean, he asked for it. There's a lot to dissect in his new interview with the Daily Star. First, he genuinely has no idea whether Scherzinger will rejoin The Pussycat Dolls or not.     "Are Pussycat Dolls coming back? I speak to Nicole every day and she hasn’t mentioned it," he said, which is low-key a little awkward. "But anything Nicole asked me to do I would do it though. I love that girl." Then, the bomb: "we have a chat group called Black Eyed Peas family. It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship. It’s the three of us and Nicole. It’s about family. Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family." Will doesn't feel the same about Fergie Ferg. "We are now a trio," he continued. "I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You will have to ask Fergie that. You know... we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie." But are they? Honestly, I think Nicole should perform in both groups simultaneously. Merge them, even! I think The Black Eyed Pussycat Peas could really become something.   Do YOU want Scherzinger to perform in the Pussycat Dolls or the Black Eyed Peas or neither? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  19. Selena Gomez is drawing a blank. AKA my 2018. Selena Gomez is drawing a blank. AKA my 2018. During the pop star's semi-recent interview with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw, Selena was played a portion of some of her songs and asked to complete the lyrics. That included her 2015 Zedd song “I Want You to Know,” as well as the 2009 Demi Lovato collab with “One and the Same.”     Sel legitimately couldn't remember the lyrics to her own music. That is, except for the Barney song they played last. She knew every word to that. Same. Why am I sharing this? Because I would lose my head if it wasn't attached to my body, and I appreciate that Selena is probably the same. It also creates an opportunity for me to remind you that Gomez has some really exciting things on the way. Go ahead and waste a few minutes of your day by watching this clip below. It's worth it. Thoughts on Selena forgetting her own lyrics? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  20. Camila Cabello took on the chorus of Dua Lipa's "New Rules." Camila Cabello took on the chorus of Dua Lipa's "New Rules." Camila and Dua are arguably two of the biggest breakout pop stars in the last year, so it's quite fitting that BBC Radio 1 asked the "Real Friends" singer to cover the "IDGAF" star's biggest hit. Related: Camila’s ‘Never Be The Same’ Tour Sells Out, Performs “Havana” On The Graham Norton Show Fire! Watch Camila Cabello Perform “Never Be The Same” On Ice   Thoughts on Camila singing "New Rules?" Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  21. Britney gave a special shout-out to Olympic figure skater, Adam Rippon. Britney Spears gave a special shout-out to Olympic figure skater, Adam Rippon. Rippon is taking the world by storm right now. The openly-out Olympian is his truest self, and in interviews does not hold back. Related: GLAAD Is Honoring Britney Spears With The Vanguard Award For Her Support In The LGBTQ Community People put together a list of some of the zaniest things he's said in interviews, like being single on Valentine's Day, 'generic' condoms, crediting Reese Witherspoon for his victory, eating In-N-Out burger and Oprah. It's worth a read. He's also received flack for some of his political views. His response? "Haters are just fans in denial." The Internet liked this, and evidently... so did Britney. She Tweeted Rippon a message. Queen of supporting iconic gays. Thoughts on Britney's Tweet? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  22. A song of ice and fire. A song of ice and fire. All eyes are usually on Camila Cabello when she takes the stage, but the pop star shared the spotlight with a pair of ice skaters for her latest performance of "Never Be The Same" on the UK's Dancing On Ice. It's quite a spectacle.     It's been a great week for CC. Her recently-announced Never Be The Same Tour is sold out and she aced her performance of "Havana" on The Graham Norton Show. Watch below: Thoughts on Camila's latest performance? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  23. Britney gave a special shout-out to Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy. Britney Spears gave a special shout-out to Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy. Does this all sound a bit familiar? That's because on Friday, Britney Tweeted gay figure skater Adam Rippon a special message. Legend also had a few emphatic words for Gus Kenworthy. Related: GLAAD Is Honoring Britney Spears With The Vanguard Award For Her Support In The LGBTQ Community How did this come about? In a recent interview with Elite Daily, Gus said before he hits the slopes, he gets fired up to "Gimme More." What kind of flawlessness? "During the season I will have a song that I’ll kind of be listening to during competitions or the warm-up, and if I end up doing well at that event, then that will be my song for the season," he said. "And this season, my first win was at our selection event, I was playing 'Gimme More' by Britney Spears. So, I have listened to that Britney Spears song at every competition round since, and I haven’t gotten sick of it yet. So that’s my competition song." And for fun, here's a photo of Gus attending Piece Of Me not too long ago. The gays know what's up, and clearly... so does Britney! Thoughts on Britney's Tweet? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  24. The numbers are in! Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour was her best yet. The numbers are in! Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour was her best yet. The pop star had to cut the final 10 dates in Europe due to complications with fibromyalgia and chronic pain, but despite the bump in the road, Gaga still managed to achieve a career milestone. Related: Report: Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour Is The Highest Grossing Female Tour Of 2017 According to Billboard, the overall gross from the tour reached $95 million based on 841,935 sold tickets at 49 performances. Mother Monster mostly played arenas, but there were several stadium shows sprinkled in, including Major League ballparks in New York City, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with more than 218,000 tickets sold at six performances. Those dates were of course the most profitable. Read more about that here.     Here's a copy + paste excerpt from Billboard regarding her past tours: Compared to her earlier major arena tours: Monster Ball (2009-2011), Born This Way (2012-2013) and ArtRave: The Artpop Ball (2014), the Joanne jaunt produced higher gross averages than on any of the earlier tours, according to Billboard’s Boxscore archives. Her grosses in arenas were 7 percent higher per show on Joanne than on Born This Way and even higher on the other two -- 28 percent higher than Monster Ball and 35 percent more than ArtRave. If you missed the show, don't fret. Rumor has it Gaga is beaming the concert to Netflix later this year. No Gaga, no grossing! Thoughts on Gaga's feat? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  25. You can't get any more back to basics than vinyl. You can't get any more back to basics than vinyl. This is iconic. Christina Aguilera's impeccable fifth studio album, Back To Basics, just became available for purchase at Urban Outfitters.     There's a limited supply – only 3000 of these rare, red vinyl editions will get pressed – and you can bet ya boy bought one (before informing you all about it haaaa). I LITERALLY RAN AND I'M PRETTY CONVINCED THE PAYPAL BUTTON CAUGHT ON FIRE and that is the tea. Look, we have no idea when Christina's new music will arrive. At this point, probably never. But hey, at least we got some NSFL shots of her naked in the bathtub and now this Back To Basics vinyl to tie us over. Order one here. Are YOU buying Back To Basics on vinyl? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.