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  1. We can’t take our eyes off of Ariana Grande. Ariana has had the No. 1 song in the country for several weeks now, but despite critical and commercial acclaim for “Thank U, Next,” which broke several coveted streaming records on Spotify and YouTube, her personal life has become a spectacle that none of us can take our eyes off of. It’s not a problem the pint sized pop star is unaware of. During her acceptance speech for Woman of The Year at Billboard’s Women in Music event earlier this month, Ariana said 2018 was the best year in her life professionally, and the worst personally. “This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and one of, like, the worst years in my life,” Grande said. “I’m just saying that because I feel like a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now, Woman of the Year, an artist that could be at her peak, reaching her, you know, whatever, and think, you know, ‘She’s really got her sh*t together, she’s really on it, she has got it all.’” She added, “I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f**k I am doing,” the singer continued. “So yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one. I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that.” Following the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, Ariana and ex-fiance Pete Davidson split. The SNL actor received an avalanche of hate from Ariana fans following their separation, and it took a toll on his mental health. Over the weekend, Davidson posted an alarming plea for help on Instagram. “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last,” he said. Ariana reportedly rushed to NBC’s SNL set to console Davidson in person, but according to TMZ she was denied entrance. Grande also inserted herself into Kanye West and Drake’s Twitter war. Kanye accused Drake of bullying and mocking him. “Guys, I know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and I are dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u,” Grande Tweeted. It sparked a response from Kanye, who said Ariana’s Tweet took a toll on his mental health. The recurring theme here is eerie. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me.” He continued: “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song.” Is Ariana Grande’s personal life splashed across the Internet so frequently because of how exceptional her music performs across the globe, or are listeners streaming the new tunes more than ever because her personal life is like a cinematic romantic tragedy? Or both? There’s no denying Ariana possesses one of the voices of our generation, but I’m not convinced her music would perform as well as it does if it wasn’t so intricately tied to her day-to-day. That’s actually a very precarious and honest place to be in career-wise. We expect our pop stars to entertain us, but it appears to be at the expense of their happiness. Ariana’s relationships with Mac Miller and Pete Davidson inspired countless stories (and dollars) across the web, but it also took center stage on “Thank U, Next.” That real life angst translated into a pop song helped sky rocket Ariana’s already stratospheric fame to new heights. Her personal and public personas are deeply integrated, and that creates peaks and valleys for the singer in both aspects of her life. Would Ariana be as successful in her career if her personal life wasn’t so public? Would we be as invested in the tunes if her breakups weren’t a twisted guilty pleasure? “Thank U, Next” made waves not only because of the catchy hooks, but because it was a comment on her relationships. We can’t have Ariana the pop star without the heartache, and that’s a tough spot to be in for a dangerous woman.
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  4. Jennifer Lopez is under fire for allegedly stealing most of her biggest hits. By the books, JLo is one of the most commercially famous musicians of our time. She has a lengthy list of famous hits, and for those of you questioning that I challenge you to fire up Spotify and confirm you're not pretty (if not VERY) familiar with at least 10 of her songs. Alright, so we've established she's a bonafide recording artist, but how? That's the point of contention. Lopez's body of work is being questioned, and it's caused a sh!t storm on the Internet. A Twitter user by the name of @PallahAbdul has a bone to pick with the triple threat. They created a thread ripping apart the singer's singles, but it's not without merit. They provide receipts, and it's undeniable that Jenny from the Bronx had a one-up on the way to the top over most rising musicians. "There is not one JLO hit that isn’t a stolen song of another artists. Not ONE," @PallahAbdul wrote. They point out multiple instances where this is seemingly the case. Spoiler alert: if you like the illusion that is Jennifer Lopez™, stop reading now. Otherwise, carry on with this fascinating uncovering. "If You Had My Love" JLo's first single, "If You Had My Love" was directly inspired by singer Chanté Moore's song, "If I Gave Love." Diddy, who played a pivotal role in creating Lopez's debut album, requested Darkchild hand "If I Gave Love" over, but couldn't due to previous agreements. Instead he created a carbon copy, and when Lopez's version blew up Moore had no choice but to scrap hers. What does it all mean? This isn't a Jennifer Lopez takedown post. But it's fascinating that she has so many instances where a track is given to her, re-recorded, yet remains so close to the original. That's obviously problematic when she's making millions of dollars and creating ripples in the fabric of music, because that means those who helped her get there aren't seeing a fraction of that financial gain or the notoriety (or even gd credit, for that matter). PopCrush points out that this could be a matter of powerful men making "behind-the-scenes power moves to accomplish something that paid off for them in some way," but I can't chalk things up to that. Lopez has been and is still very much in control of her career, so to water down her success and hits in the biz to business men's executive decisions feels irresponsible. If that's true, she could care less where the hit comes from, as long as she gets it. Meaning, artistic integrity is nowhere to be found and she's playing to grab a spot on the Hot 100. It's a realization I'm not prepared to face quite yet. So if these men in suits aren't to blame... does that mean JLo is the mastermind behind this facade? Then she's responsible for cultural appropriation and sidelining a handful of talented black men and women for her benefit. No one wins here. Another important question to ponder is: despite how the songs landed in JLo's lap... would they have seen so much commercial success had she not recorded and released them? Does it matter if she did? How many other songs has she allegedly lifted that we don't know about? Look, her star power is undeniable, and adding that special ~Jenny from the Block~ touch certainly elevates a record that might've sat on the cutting room floor otherwise. Should she go out of her way to share the wealth, or is it just the name of the game? I guess we'll have to ask Mariah, Usher, Christina Milian, Kat Deluna, 3rd Party and Natasha Ramos.
  5. Ariana Grande's new song "Imagine" is a sweet tribute to her relationship with Mac Miller. Ariana's best-performing song ever, "Thank U, Next," is still topping the Hot 100, but the singer already has another new tune for us. It's titled "Imagine," presumably off the forthcoming Sweetener followup. It's worth mentioning Billboard says Sweetener is the number one album of the year. I love Ari, but I have to laugh. Related: Ariana Grande Wanted To Include ‘Crossroads’ In Her “Thank U, Next” Music Video Her latest release, "Imagine," is officially out. On it, denial rears its mysterious head. Denying your feelings for someone... too real. “A lot of this album mourns failed yet important, beautiful relationships in my life (as well as celebrates growth / exploring new independence),” Grande explained on Instagram. “But for those of you asking about imagine: i would say if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance… ‘imagine’ = denial. hope that makes sense.” Related: ‘AG5’ Songwriter Says Ariana Grande Is At The Peak Of Her Powers On "Imagine," Ariana sings about a budding romance that's easy squeezy. The kind where being yourself is celebrated and getting to know the other person is a thrilling endeavor. It could very well detail the beginning of her relationship with Mac Miller. He had the word "Imagine" tattooed on his arm. Mac tragically died from an overdose in September. "Knew you were perfect, after the first kiss / Took a deep breath like, oooh," Ariana sings over icy production crafted by "Pop" Wansel and Happy Perez. There's also a rattling, ominous beat that plays a sharp contrast to Ariana's breathy vocals. At one point, Ari plays vocal gymnastics and hits some pretty stratospheric high notes that would make Mariah proud. "Feels like forever, baby, I never / Thought that it would be you / Tell me your secrets, all of the creep sh!t / That's how I know it's true." "Imagine" doesn't feel quite like the event that "Thank U, Next" was, but not every release needs to be some pop phenomenon. "Imagine" is low-key, and sometimes that's the best kind of love. Listen below: Thoughts on "Imagine?" Leave a comment below!
  6. Miley Cyrus is still finding her place in music, but the Internet never forgets. [adinserter block="1"] The pop star is currently making the rounds to promote the new Mark Ronson-assisted single, "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart." During several radio interviews, Miley opened up about her past and present state in music, including how her forthcoming album will sound. Miley confirms she's teaming up again with Mike Will Made-It, the executive producer of 2013’s Bangerz. “We’ve got songs with Mike Will that lean more hip-hop and songs with Andrew Wyatt that lean more pop/alternative,” Miley said. “I just have kind of everything.” Thoughts on Miley's outlook? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  7. Avril Lavigne's Head Above Water album cover no longer appears on the singer's Instagram account. [adinserter block="1"] I don't feel good about this. Avril Lavigne revealed her new album cover for Head Above Water, and much of the Internet, including myself, lambasted it (smh I called it a tragedy in the headline). Not because she was sans clothes, but the photo was an editing nightmare. I stand by that criticism, but not without remorse. It appears the backlash caught up with Avril, because over the weekend the singer removed it from her Instagram. When she initially debuted it, Avril posted the cover as a collage. You know, when someone posts nine individual photos to their timeline (and your feed) to make one big picture. Sidenote: everyone, please... stop doing that. All nine photos were deleted and the cover is nowhere to be found on her Instagram. It's worth mentioning the cover is still available on Avril's Twitter and Facebook, just not Instagram. It begs the question: is Avril switching up the cover photo? The record is rumored to drop in February, so there is certainly time. My unsolicited advice? Change it. There's probably hundreds of other photos to choose from that don't look like four edits pieced together. Every time I see the photo I can't help but stare at her foot. What. What is going on there? Fire that intern immediately. [adinserter block="2"]   Did YOU like Avril's album cover? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  8. Shawn Mendes opens up about his sexuality in the new issue of Rolling Stone. [adinserter block="1"] The Internet insists Shawn Mendes is gay – no matter how many times the pop sensation insists he isn't. In his new interview with Rolling Stone, Shawn delves into the touchy subject. Basically, HE'S NOT GAY HE'S DEFINITELY NOT GAY. “I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true,” he says. “This massive, massive thing for the last five years about me being gay.” There are countless Tweets and stories providing examples – scrutinizing his voice, body language and public appearances. There's no escaping this, and it's taking its toll. “In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay,” he says. “Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.” In 2016, Shawn recorded a video clarifying HE'S NOT GAY. “I thought, ‘You f---ing guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out,’ ” he recalls now. “That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay?” In the video, Shawn says: “I noticed a lot of people were saying I gave them a ‘gay vibe. First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or wasn’t.” [adinserter block="2"] Thoughts? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  9. Mariah Carey's 15th studio album, Caution, has arrived. [adinserter block="1"] The elusive chanteuse's trim new record packs a punch. Leading up to the release, Mimi shared nearly half of the entire album, and with only 10 tracks in total, that might seem like an injustice. However, Mariah is more self-aware than she lets on. Her counterparts are dropping projects with sometimes dozens of songs, over-saturating our already bombarded brains with more songs than we know what to do with. There's no filler on Caution, and that's something to celebrate. Related: Mariah Carey’s ‘Glitter’ Soundtrack Just Hit. No. 1 On iTunes’ Top Albums Chart Mariah shares the spotlight with a handful of features on Caution, including Ty Dolla $ign, Slick Rick, Blood Orange and Gunna. While her vocal gymnastics is still impressive, her lyrical A-game shines the brightest. "Maybe the lyrics are too heavy," Mariah muses on "8th Grade," a song about the "melancholic feeling I used to have as a kid." The singer sprinkles clever innuendo and honesty into the album, giving the listener several escapes. There's songs to bop to, others to wallow your sorrows in. [adinserter block="2"] Ironically, Caution is Mimi's riskiest release in a minute. The songs paint a picture of creative freedom, and that certainly takes bold courage to accomplish. Nothing cautious about it. Stream below: Thoughts on Caution? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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