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Haim covers Beyonce’s “XO”

Although she is rightly hailed as one of the best singers in contemporary pop, you don’t have to imitate Beyonce completely to sing her songs. The group Haim gave a good example when they appeared on BBC’s “Live Lounge”. Their version of “XO” is radically different with an indie rock feel. Haim consists of sisters […]

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Justin Timberlake tells Beyonce: there’s something wrong with you

The new self-titled Beyoncé album continues to make waves. In a behind-the-scenes video released recently, Justin Timberlake was so blown away by her vocal performance on the song “Rockets” that he blurted out, “Wow. There’s something wrong with you. That is… There’s something wrong with you”. He meant it as a compliment, of course. Timberlake […]

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Lady Gaga introduces dolls in Japan

27 year-old singer Lady Gaga was in Tokyo recently to introduce prototypes of dolls based on her Artpop album. Talking to Associated Press, Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of […]

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Justin Bieber releases surprise album “Journals”

It’s a month of surprises. Following Beyoncé’s surprise album called “Beyonce”, Justin Bieber “Journals” has just been released practically unannounced. Justin Bieber Journals It’s a nice idea. Over the past few months, he had been releasing tracks with an instrumental vibe. The influences are R&B and urban with the lyrics seemingly inspired by his relationship […]

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Justin Bieber: retiring or kidding?

Will Justin Bieber Retire From Music by Lehren Hollywood So why would Justin Bieber retire right now? Justin Bieber has said that he will retire after the next album; I say he won’t. Seriously, can’t a guy wind up the music press any more? 😉 He made the comments during a radio interview in Los […]

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Beyonce’s new album showcases her lower voice

Beyoncé has a new album called, um, “Beyoncé”. Out of the blue, interesting, varied and backed up by a bunch of videos. I think it’s pretty good and you can find it on iTunes, but I recommend that you enjoy the full experience on her swish website. Inevitably, there are also negative reviews. One of […]

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Singer featured in J’adore ad for Dior

To answer the many people that have come here looking for the name of the band singing in the Dior ad, J’Adore, here it is. The Gossip, singing “Heavy Cross”, from their 1997 album “Music for Men”. Vocalist Beth Ditto explained “Heavy Cross” to Britain’s NME magazine in 2009: “I know so many amazing people […]

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Justin Bieber’s changing voice

Justin Bieber ” Heartbreaker ” Official Single ” New…07.10.2013 by SoundbanK It’s hardly news if you think about it. But his new single “Heartbreaker” shows how Justin Bieber’s changing voice is also changing the types of songs he sings. After all his recording and touring – and just growing up – it’s clear that he […]

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Lily Allen thinks her voice is “shrill”

The British singer Lily Allen made a spectacular comeback with the track “Hard Out here”, where she takes a hard but funny look at many of the clichés in today’s pop. Her version of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” also reached the second position in the British charts. But in an interview with BBC Radio […]

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Justin Bieber throws party, threatens $3 million fine

The wires (well, Huffington Post and TMZ) are buzzing with rumours about Justin Bieber’s November 15 party. The story is that he wanted something which would be leak-proof. So the guests and workers were obliged to accept a non-disclosure deal with a $3 million fine if anything got out. Inevitably, rumours of naked women and […]