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  1. A new batch of performers!

    Bruno, Cardi, SZA, Kesha and more are slated to hit the Grammys stage.

    After the first batch of performers, including Lady Gaga and Pink, were announced for the 2018 Grammys, more big names have been added to celebrate music's biggest night.

    The Academy announced that Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Kesha, SZA, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Logic, Khalid and Alessia Cara will take the Grammys stage on January 28.

    Bruno and Cardi are slated to perform their smash "Finesse" remix that set the Internet ablaze. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee will perform "Despacito" (shocker!), while Logic, Khalid and Alessia Cara will perform their collab "1-800-273-8255." Kesha and SZA are set to perform solo sets, but the songs to accompany are unknown at this moment. My fingers are crossed for "Woman" and "The Weekend" performances!

    With the awards being a couple of weeks away, more performers are expected to be announced next week. The Internet has been having major talks about Beyoncé doing the upcoming Tina Turner tribute the same night, even though Queen Bey might skip the award show after snubbing her for Album of the Year yet again at last year's ceremony.

    The 60th annual Grammy awards will air live from New York City on January 28.

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  2. It's coming sooner than you think!

    Justin Timberlake unveils the release dates of his new album and single.

    It's been nearly five years since Justin Timberlake's last album The 20/20 Experience, but he is quenching fans' thirst this new year by announcing his long-awaited album, Man of the Woods.

    The "Mirrors" singer took to Twitter this morning (Jan. 2) to post a teaser video showcasing him running through the wilderness, a snippet of new music, and even footage of him in the studio with Pharrell. The first single from the project is set to be released this Friday, January 5, although a title has not been given to it yet. If it's the snippet that played in the teaser, though, then we know JT will have no problem blazing up the charts with this one.

    In the album teaser, JT says the record is inspired by his wife, his son and where he came from. "It's personal," he says.

    Man of the Woods will be released on February 2, and the list of collaborations so far ranks from Usher to Chris Stapleton. JT was also reportedly spotted filming multiple videos for the project, so it wouldn't be a surprise if visuals for the album were underway as well.

    Timberlake will take the Super Bowl LII stage on February 4, two days after Man of the Woods is released.

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  3. Superstar!

    Camila slays it in new music video.

    The long-awaited music video for Camila Cabello's latest single "Havana" featuring Young Thug is finally here.

    The Dave Meyers-directed video features a funny soap opera before Camila hits the movie theaters to watch herself on the big screen. By the end, it seems like she's met her true "Havana" beau.

    The video is definitely a step up from the "Crying In the Club" visual that was released earlier this year.

    Watch the video below:

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  4. Performances galore.

    Camila Cabello, Rita Ora and Dua Lipa take over BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.

    BBC Radio 1 held its annual Teen Awards over the weekend and had a stellar lineup of performers for the event. Those on the bill included Camila Cabello, Rita Ora, Liam Payne and Dua Lipa.

    Camila Cabello performed her current single "Havana" (whose music video debuts Oct. 24), Rita Ora performed a melody of her slayful pop songs from this year, including new single "Anywhere," Dua Lipa performed the worldwide anthem "New Rules," and Liam Payne performed his Zedd-assisted song "Get Low."

    Winners at the award show included Ariana Grande for Best International Solo Artist, Little Mix for Best British Group, and Dua Lipa's "New Rules" for Best Single. You can catch the full list of winners here.

    Watch the performances:

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  5. She keeps on giving.

    Fergie is keeping her promise.

    The release date for Fergie's long-awaited album Double Dutchess was revealed earlier this week, and now the "My Humps" queen is unveiling even more: She's releasing a visual album (!!!).

    The Dutchess took to Twitter to reveal the trailer for the visual project. The clip features a new version of previously leaked song "A Little Work," as well as multiple videos, one of which includes "Like It Ain't Nuttin."

    Fergie previously revealed last year that she had recorded numerous music videos, but now it seems like each song off of the album is getting a video. This is a treat to fans who have impatiently waited over a decade for Fergie's follow-up.

    Fergie also announced that she will be performing on the TODAY Show the day her album releases.

    Double Dutchess arrives September 22 and features collaborations with Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj. Both songs will be released with the album pre-order on August 25 via iTunes. "You Already Know" features a slight re-work: Nicki tweaked a particular line in her verse, and the song now features a jazz interlude tacked at the end of it.

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  6. Swish Swish bish.

    Katy and Nicki team up on new music video.

    After months of waiting, Katy Perry finally unveiled the star-studded music video for "Swish Swish" off of her latest album Witness. The video, directed by Dave Meyers, is serving new century Space Jam teas with people like actor Terry Crews, Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, and "Shooketh" girl Christine Sydelko making cameos.

    The video features Katy "Kobe" Perry and her fellow teammates, the Tigers, balling against fierce competitors Sheep and Dragons. As per usual Katy fashion, she gets hit in the face a lot and falls down quite a bit. She even dubs herself as a Miley Cyrus impersonator, a clear reference of her infamous pixie cut she got earlier this year.

    But the video's saving grace is arguably when Nicki and her green screen takes center court as the halftime entertainment. With fashionable shades and all, Nicki belts out her verse looking fierce as always, serves some choreography with her backup dancers, and give's Katy some much needed advice to win the game: "Get it together, Katy."

    The video unexpectedly came out early Thursday morning, which is interesting since music videos usually come out on Friday's in order to get a full tracking week advantage for the charts. Is it possible Katy moved up the release date for the video so she wouldn't be overshadowed by Taylor Swift's comeback?


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  7. Time to get your twerk on.

    Gotti and Minaj get down in their latest video.

    After long anticipation, the video for Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj's collab "Rake It Up" is finally here. The video premiered exclusively on TIDAL (per usual) and features a literal race with Nicki and look-a-like Black Chyna, and a bit of humor as Nicki literally uses a rake in the video.

    The track is currently sitting at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 right now, but with a video this hot, the streaming numbers will surely let it rise a few spots in the coming weeks (if it ever hits VEVO).

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  8. New album plz.


    UPDATE // JULY 5, 2018:

    Surprise! the Black Eyed Peas got the band back together again.


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    Fergie linked up with her former bandmates on the fourth of July!

    This is extremely exciting news considering we've been under the impression Fergie and the Peas had a falling out. 

    I'm not going to lie and say I'd love to hear a new album from them. Just putting it out there.


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    EARLIER // JUNE 1, 2017:

    will.i.am Reveals Fergie Is Officially No Longer In the Black Eyed Peas.

    With good news comes bad news. While the return of Fergie's solo career is upon us, rumors have been swirling around the Internet the past week that the frontwoman has left the Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am, the leader of the band, confirmed those rumors to Ahlan!


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    Ahlan! caught up with will.i.am and the other Peas before their upcoming performance in Cardiff for the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final. Here's what Will had to say about Fergie leaving the band:

    "Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us. People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie. On Elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album. Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like Lets Get it Started, it’s Noelle (Scaggs), and then Fergie, songs like Latin Girls, it’s Debi Nova, and Request Line, it’s Macy Gray. We’ll always work with good females."

    We can't help but to detect a little bit of shade from the BEP frontman. Fergie has been featured on most of the Black Eyed Peas' biggest hits, ranging from "Shut Up" and "Don't Phunk With My Heart" to "Boom Boom Pow" and "The time (Dirty Bit)." She came into the group when the Black Eyed Peas had a major sound and image overhaul as they stepped into mainstream success, which could partly be credited to Fergie. The general public does not know who Noelle or Debi Nova is, not to mention they don't know they were the singers on those songs from Elephunk. Throwing the Dutchess into the same category as a "featured female" is just downright wrong.


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    However, nobody is replacing Fergie in the group, even though they have been working with other "featured females," like Nicole Scherzinger, who was rumored to be replacing Fergie in the group for months now.

    "As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie,” he told us. “She’s working on her solo project at the moment, we’re on this brand-new experience, celebrating 20 years of Black Eyed Peas putting out music. We worked on a bunch of songs on her solo record, we’re proud that she has her label, but Black Eyed Peas are pushing it forward in terms of content, technology and experiences on our new project, Masters of the Sun." ... “Nicole is on the new BEP project as well. I don’t want to go into details how she’s involved yet."

    will.i.am created some of Fergie's biggest hits from her debut studio album the Dutchess, with songs like "Fergalicious" and "Big Girls Don't Cry." Fergie's last work with the Black Eyed Peas was in 2016 with their charity single #WHEREISTHELOVE?, a re-make of their 2003 hit "Where is the Love?"


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    Could Fergie leaving Interscope records under will.i.am's label be a cause of her departure? Last year, Fergie was set to release her second studio album Double Dutchess, but due to record label issues (which also might be directly affiliated with will.i.am himself), her album had been delayed, until she signed a new deal with BMG and created her own label, simply called Dutchess Music. Her album is now expected to be released near the end of this summer.

    No matter what the Black Eyed Peas come out with next, it will most definitely not be the same without Fergie in the group. After all, who else could make a song like "My Humps" so timeless?



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  9. Another pop girl return is among us.

    Selena Gomez is baaaaack!

    Miley Cyrus isn't the only Disney princess returning this month. Selena Gomez just posted a countdown on her website, and fans are going wild.

    Selena's official website updated Friday afternoon with a countdown that promptly ends on May 18. While we don't know much about this countdown, there are a couple facts we can probably assume from this:

  10. The countdown ends just days before the Billboard Music Awards, which Selena might perform at.
  11. Selena has been busy recording new music for a while now, so the countdown is probably related to a new single.

    According to HitsDailyDouble, Selena's new music is "next-level," and she's also been working on a unique set of people, including Charli XCX, country singer Thomas Rhett, and Julia Michaels.

    When asked about her album recently, Gomez said, "I think people are going to be a little surprised, I'm excited for what's coming."

    May is shaping up to be a great month for pop music. Along with Selena, peers Miley Cyrus and Camila Cabello are expected to drop their first singles this month as well.

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  12. Watch the duo party it up in classic hip-hop fashion.

    Wanna make love, love, love...

    Nicki Minaj has been pretty busy in the past month. Between juggling Paris Fashion Week looks, dropping four new songs with Lil Wayne, Drake, and David Guetta, and breaking an Aretha Franklin record, she is definitely making 2017 her year. Today she adds onto that busy list by dropping the "Make Love" music video with long-time collaborator Gucci Mane.

    In the video, Minaj and Mane party it up with some sexy Instagram thotties by their side in classic hip-hop fashion. Ironically, this is the first music video and project Nicki worked on since Remy Ma dropped her "Shether" diss towards her, and Nicki's verse in this song is a direct response at Remy's subliminal shots she's been taking the past year.

    Nicki previously teased a special surprise announcement for fans a few days before the video dropped. Many fans theorized that she was going to drop tour dates, an album cover, or maybe even the entire album itself! But luckily it's another hot music video with Nicki Minaj looking, well, hot.

    Up next in Nicki's video vault is the music video for her Guetta collaboration "Light My Body Up," which might serve us some Mortal Kombat realness.


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  13. I'mma run up on ya.

    Major Lazer taps Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR on their latest single.

    For months Major Lazer have teased their highly-anticipated single "Run Up", and now the song has finally premiered and it was definitely worth the wait.

    "Run Up" shows Major Lazer exploring more of their dancehall sound, and the addition of two island artists makes the song a certified banger. PARTYNEXTDOOR carries a majority of the track until Minaj comes in after the second chorus to give us a killer verse.

    At the 2016 American Music Awards, Diplo announced "Run Up" with would drop officially in 2017 with the aid of Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR. The song was originally set to premiere during the first week of January, but Diplo revealed in a recent interview that they were waiting to add Nicki's verse to complete the song.

    This is the first song from Nicki since her separation from Meek Mill and it's quite obvious the breakup did not affect her pen game at all. She references Hillary Clinton and teases her upcoming fourth album (!!!). In fact, she's giving us Pink Friday vibes with the various flows and voices on this track.

    "Run Up" is one of the first major releases of 2017 and it won't be surprising to see it shoot up the charts with its catchy beat and hook. The song will be on the group's upcoming album Music Is the Weapon due later this year. The album is expected to feature Usher, Sam Hunt, Travis Scott and more.

    Listen to "Run Up" below via Apple Music.

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    The writing team at BreatheHeavy.com collectively decided what our Top 20 non-singles of 2016 were. We define "non-singles" as one-off tracks that were not officially released to radio.

    Each editor submitted a score for every song, rating them 1-20, and the final results are a collective accumulation of that combined score.

    The list begins with #20.
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  15. Beyoncé, Drake and Rihanna lead the 2017 Grammys nominations!


    Drake, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Adele rule the 2017 Grammys!

    One of the best times in music is here! The 2017 Grammy nominations were announced this morning, Dec. 6, and they are full of surprises.

    Meghan Trainor, who won Best New Artist at the Grammys in 2016, hit "CBS This Morning" to announce some of the big categories, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Adele and Beyoncé each scored a nomination in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year categories. Justin Bieber and Drake also scored a nomination in a couple of those big categories.

    The full list of nominations was revealed shortly after on the GRAMMYs website, and the results come as a shock to some. Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, and Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each received eight nominations on their own.

    Check out the full list below.

    The 2017 Grammy Award Nominations:

    “Hello” — Adele
    “Formation” — Beyoncé
    “7 Years” — Lukas Graham
    “Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
    “Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

    25 — Adele
    Lemonade — Beyoncé
    Purpose — Justin Bieber
    Views — Drake
    Sailor’s Guide to Earth — Sturgill Simpson

    “Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
    “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
    “Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
    “7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

    Kelsea Ballerini
    The Chainsmokers
    Chance the Rapper
    Maren Morris
    Anderson .Paak

    Best Pop Vocal Album:
    25 — Adele
    Purpose — Justin Bieber
    Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
    Confident — Demi Lovato
    This Is Acting — Sia

    Best Dance/Electric Album:
    Skin — Flume
    Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre
    Epoch — Tycho
    Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld
    Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega

    Best Rock Album:
    California — Blink-182
    Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant
    Magma — Gojira
    Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco
    Weezer — Weezer

    Best Alternative Music Album:
    22, A Million — Bon Iver
    Blackstar — David Bowie
    The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
    Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
    A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    Lemonade — Beyoncé
    Ology — Gallant
    We Are King — KING
    Malibu — Anderson .Paak
    Anti — Rihanna

    Best Rap Performance:
    “No Problem” — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
    “Panda” —Desiigner
    “Pop Style” — Drake Featuring The Throne
    “All The Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
    “That Part” — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

    Best Country Solo Performance:
    “Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
    “Vice” — Miranda Lambert
    “My Church” — Maren Morris
    “Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
    Benny Blanco
    Greg Kurstin
    Max Martin
    Ricky Reed

    Best Music Film:
    “Formation” — Beyoncé
    “River” — Leon Bridges
    “Up & Up” — Coldplay
    “Gosh” — Jamie XX
    “Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

    Go to the GRAMMYs website for the full list of nominations.

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  16. Could a Little Mix and Ariana collab be coming soon?


    Little Mix and Ariana Grande might be collaborating.

    Little Mix is ready to kick off their fourth album era with their new single "Shout Out to My Ex" in October, but U.K.'s biggest girl group may have another trick up their sleeve.

    According to Little Mix Twitter fansite @KeepingUpWithLM, the girls will attempt their U.S. breakthrough at the top of 2017 with "Touch" featuring Ariana Grande. They also state that their fourth studio album will be released in November, although it's not concrete if the U.S. release will wait until "Touch" takes off in the U.S.

    As per every insider, though, the site says their information is not concrete (eye roll) and can change based on "Ex"'s performance. The rumor isn't too far-fetched, though, as Ariana announced last week that Little Mix will join her on her upcoming Dangerous Woman Tour.

    If true, it seems Little Mix may not be taking any prisoners during this new era. The group tried to crack the U.S. music waves in 2015 with "Black Magic," but the song only reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 after a few promotional spots. But with a single assisted by pop gem Ariana Grande, the girls are bound to reach success state-wide.

    During an interview at the V Festival in August, group member Jade explained that the girls have been in the studio "non-stop" because they want to release before 2016 ends. "Shout Out to My Ex" appears to be a song alluding to group member Perrie Edward's breakup with Zayn Malik, according to Jesy Nelson's interview with The Sun. "I love what the first song is about. I love that the first song is like a happy heartbreak song. It’s not about being down, it’s all about being like, ‘Yeah!'”

    Little Mix’s New Song Is Titled “Shout Out To My Ex” And Drops “Soon”

    We won't know if the Little Mix and Ariana collaboration is true for a little while, but we can listen to this insane "Into You" and "Secret Love Song Pt. II" mashup in the meantime to get prepared.

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  17. Onika goes bonkers on her new song.

    Nicki breaks her silence with a freestyle over Young M.A's "Ooouuu."

    It's been a bit of a quiet year for Nicki Minaj, on her own terms. Besides hopping on a few songs this year such as Ariana Grande's latest single "Side to Side" and Yo Gotti's "Down In the DM (Remix)," the world hasn't heard much from Onika all year music-wise. But Nicki broke her silence today by dropping a surprise freestyle simply entitled the "Pinkprint Freestyle."

    Nicki got her fans on Twitter in shambles earlier in the day by teasing whether or not she should drop the song.

    Nicki then tweeted out the Soundcloud link to the song, which racked up over 200,000 plays within a couple of hours.

    The song starts with Minaj freestyling over Young M.A's "OOOUUU." She gives a shoutout to people like beau Meek Mill, Foxy Brown, and Lil Wayne. Involving memes (Harambe the gorilla) and Twitter lingo ("Yikes!"), Nicki boasts on the track and she cites herself as main inspiration for women getting big butts and/or pink hair.

    Young M.A, it's the female Jay / I'm a brand, according to what retail say / Yeah, and my tours be selling out on pre-sale day / Plus I got the Tidal queen stream, press replay.

    The song then transitions over to a dancehall beat sampled from Shabba Rank's "Ting-A-Ling." Nicki makes a reference to M.I.A.'s 2007 "Paper Planes" and even uses her flow to round the song out.

    I hope this means more Nicki music is coming soon. Similarly in 2014, Nicki took to Soundcloud and released a few freestyles such as "Danny Glover" and "Chi-Raq" before releasing the lead material from her third studio album, the Pinkprint.

    Hear Nicki go ham on "The Pinkprint Freestyle" below.

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  18. UPDATE: Mother Monster revealed the dream team behind the song.

    UPDATE: Bloodpop (and subsequently Lady Gaga) revealed the team behind her upcoming single "Perfect Illusion" also features Mark Ronson and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.

    We made a #PERFECTILLUSION @ladygaga @iammarkronson @tame__impala

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    Gaga gears up to release the first single from her highly anticipated new album.

    OH MY GAGA. It seems as if the rumors were true!

    Lady Gaga took to Instagram this morning to announce her new single "Perfect Illusion" will debut in September. Gaga also updated her official website with the single cover playing on a flashy loop.

    BREAKING NEWS @ladygaga's first single off of #LG5 #PerfectIllusion is coming in September #LG5TIME

    A photo posted by #1 Source For Everything Gaga! (@ladygagarazzi) on

    There were rumors claiming Gaga would perform at the VMAs, though the song title in question was "Chaos Angel." Perhaps there's some truth to Mother Monster taking the stage come August 28?

    We speculate that the song is produced by Mark Ronson, Bloodpop, and Kevin Parker. Ronson put a photo on Instagram a few weeks ago that showed Gaga with the other two producers and titled it simply "Illusion."


    A photo posted by Mark Ronson (@iammarkronson) on

    Mark Ronson, who's responsible for "Uptown Funk," described her new music as "very honest, authentic" and an "analog kind of record with her."

    Meanwhile, Bloodpop is responsible for Justin Bieber's "Sorry."

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  19. RiRi is next to receive the Michael Jackson award.

    Rihanna to be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's VMAs.

    The 2016 VMA's is shaping up to be a big one. After much speculation that Britney will perform on the stage, news broke this morning that Rihanna will receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's music event.

    Rihanna took to Twitter this morning to share the news with her fans. The singer revealed she'll grace the stage (performance?) to accept the award.

    RiRi joins the list of other music icons such as Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson in receiving the award. Through her blazing imagery throughout the past decade, Rihanna has set herself apart from her peers to deliver some great visuals to coincide with her music.

    Rihanna previously won Video of the Year in 2012 with "We Found Love," and this year she is nominated for Best Female Video ("Work") and Best Collaboration ("Work" and "This Is What You Came For").

    Be sure to watch Rihanna and more stars at the 2016 Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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  20. Watch Katy's first performance of "Rise" under the cut.


    Katy Perry roars and rises at the 2016 National Democratic Convention.

    Katy Perry graced the Wells Fargo Center stage on Thursday night to deliver an uplifting performance in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Katy gave a special speech to show the world how much she supports Clinton in this presidential election. She's been by Clinton's side ever since the Iowa caucus by giving special performances and making special appearances at events specially for Clinton. Katy encouraged everyone to vote and be open-minded this year.

    “I love Hillary, too. I have a couple of saved messages on my phone from HRC.”

    Perry debuted the first live performance of her latest single "Rise," dedicating it to Clinton by altering a sample of the lyrics to, "Don’t be surprised: she will still rise." She also performed her #1 hit "Roar" to precede Clinton's historic acceptance of the Democratic presidential nominee.

    Watch Katy Perry belt out "Rise" and Roar" below.

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  21. Jo is ready to dominate with her first official single from her upcoming album!


    UPDATE: Jojo and Wiz ain't apologizing for shit in the newly-premiered music video for "F--k Apologies." The clip was directed by Francesco Carrozzini, the mastermind behind Beyonce’s “Jealous” and Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” videos. Watch:


    JoJo unleashes the first single from her upcoming studio album.

    It turns out that Twitter troll was right. On Wednesday (July 27) night, JoJo released the first official single, "F--k Apologies" with Wiz Khalifa, from her upcoming album Mad Love for the world to hear.

    The song, produced by Wolf Cousins and Matt Friedman, debuted on digital stores and streaming services at midnight on Wednesday. The single cover depicts the "Too Little Too Late" songstress decked out in some killer blue wardrobe while looking fierce! The song also features rapper Wiz Khalifa which adds a nice touch to the unapologetic song, although I'm sure we all would love an alternate solo version in the near future so we can hear JoJo slay a bridge as per usual.

    Along with the "Apologies" premiere, JoJo dropped some exclusive deets about her album Mad Love via Facebook Live: The album will have 13 tracks, and it will have three features as well. Not counting Wiz Khalifa, I wonder who the features are. Ariana Grande? Tori Kelly?

    The music video for "F--k Apologies" will debut on Friday, July 29, and the song will be available worldwide on Friday as well. If you're in the US, you can buy or stream the song on iTunes, or stream below via Spotify.

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  22. Plus, new music updates on June's Diary, Gucci Mane, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS, Sia and more.


    ■ It's been a while since Rita Ora dropped some tunes, and it looks like she's going to make the world wait longer for her second studio album. The "I Will Never Let You Down" singer and ex-X-Factor judge can now add American Next Top Model host to her resume as she replaces Tyra Banks as the show's main host.

    Variety reports that Ora will join the show as host alongside a new panel of judges consisting of Ashley Graham, Drew Elliott and Law Roach. The revamped edition of the show will see it move to VH1 and reflect on the music industry today.

    Get that money, Rita!

    ■ En Vogue and new girl group June's Diary performed on ABC's 'Greatest Hits' together:

    ■ Gucci Mane releases new album Everybody Looking, his first full musical project since his recent release from prison. Listen below via Apple Music:

    ■ Iggy posed backstage at Drake's Summer 16 Tour with the rapper's father. Could those rumors of a collab between the two be true?!

    ■ Another day, another new song from Tinashe. This time she's teamed up with Nigerian star Davido. Take a listen to a snippet of "How Long."

    ■ 5SOS channeled their inner Ghostbusters for the video for "Girls Talk Boys," which appears on the soundtrack for the film.

    ■ Oh, and Tegan and Sara also premiered their new video for "BWU."

    ■ Sia will appear as a erm, pony, on an upcoming episode of the "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" TV show.

    ■ And to close out your work week, DJ Khaled detailed his first order of business if he was President.

    "First thing I would do is start a campaign, really, it shouldn’t be called a campaign it should be called a life lesson, it's to let everybody know, clearly, love is the key and love is the answer. When you put out love, you receive love,” he said in a recent epi of "Brown and Scoop." "Of course you’re going to go through road blocks and trials and tribulations but we have to put more love out there and pray more and unify and come together because love is the key to everything."

    Did we leave anything out?

  23. Watch the ladies of 5H heat it up in their latest music video.

    Fifth Harmony heats it up in the video for their new summer jam.

    It's been almost a month since Fifth Harmony released their second studio album 7/27, but the girls are just getting started to blaze the summer up. Fifth Harmony released the music video for their Fetty Wap-assisted single "All In My Head (Flex)."

    The video shows Lauren, Ally, Camila, Normani and Dinah on the beach looking sexy in their swimsuits as they get flirty with some bros at the beach. Fetty filmed his scenes solo with no interaction with the girls. While there's not much depth to the video, it's undeniable that the girls look H-O-T!

    While their first single "Work From Home" continues to slay the charts (it's currently at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100), the girls are looking to claim a second smash hit with "Flex." Although the song hasn't debuted on the charts yet, the music video should help with streams to make it land there. The song is also slowly rising on radio.

    Watch the music video for "All In My Head (Flex)" below.

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  24. Madonna also has a message for the haters.


    Madonna performed "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Purple Rain" in his honour at the BBMAs.

    Opening with "Nothing Compares 2 U", Madonna covered two of the legendary singer's songs in the show-stopping performance that saw an icon respect another icon's legacy.

    Prince unexpectedly passed away on April 21 at the young age of 57, to the shock of the music industry and fans worldwide.

    The emotional tribute was preceded with a touching speech by Questlove - at the Queen of Pop's request - that brought the crowd of celebrities to tears.

    The Queen of Pop also performed "Purple Rain" with special guest Stevie Wonder. The two led the audience in a clapfest and the crowd helped sing along, many holding their lit-phones honoring Prince.

    Watch Madonna and Stevie Wonder pay tribute to the lost Prince below:

    Afterward, Madonna took to Instagram to defend her performance from haters, who felt she wasn't the proper choice for a tribute.

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  25. Watch the singer perform "No" at the show.


    Meghan Trainor brings it for her performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

    The singer brought the choreography to perform her single "No" with a crew of dancers and it went a lot smoother than her tumbling appearance on The Tonight Show last week.

    The high-energy set was a huge improvement from last year's painful American Music Awards performance with Charlie Puth, and Trainor proved she can attempt a solid pop moment with handography to spare.

    Despite being her most recent single, "Me Too" was not performed to the surprise of Trainor's fans.

    Meghan Trainor Debuts "Me Too" Music Video

    Watch Meghan Trainor's performance of "No" below:

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  26. Watch Ariana Grande perform the future smash.


    Ariana Grande gave "Into You" the flawless live debut we all expected.

    Ariana performed the second "Dangerous Woman" single for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards and it was unsurprisingly, effortlessly amazing.

    The Max Martin-produced banger has been a favourite of pop fans since its premiere earlier this month, and the upbeat performance will certainly only add to its success.

    After a slew of "Dangerous Woman" performances, it was nice to see Ariana loose and moving around onstage again while singing absolutely pitch perfect - and looking gorgeous, as always.

    Grande is set to perform the track on the season finale of The Voice and has also confirmed the music video has been shot. The song of the summer is coming!

    Watch Ariana amaze with "Into You" below:

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  27. Watch Adele’s latest “25” visual.


    The music video for Adele’s new single debuted at the BBMAs.

    “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” is the third single to be released from “25” but is Adele’s first music video since “Hello”, which shattered VEVO records upon release last October.

    The video - directed by Patrick Daughters - was shot in London in between her sell-out shows at The O2 Arena, where she recently revealed to a crowd that she would be dancing in the song's accompanying visual.

    While Adele isn’t delivering a Janet Jackson-sized choreographed routine, it is refreshing to watch her give a more carefree attitude as opposed to dramatic lip-syncs drowning in sepia or black-and-white.

    Watch the “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” video below:

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