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Telling.

The above might be one word to describe the record breaking demand for tickets to Beyonce‘s forthcoming world tour, ‘The Mrs.Carter Show‘.

Indicative of the singer’s undying star power even 16 years after her debut, the hype surrounding the show reached fever pitch hours ago when fans cueing to buy tickets in the British city of Manchester found themselves in the middle of an uncontrollable stampede- injury and wounding many.

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Unlike most, we’ve maintained a muted stance on the relationship of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. After all, who are we to judge?

However, the shameless duo have elevated media whoring to lofty new levels on the latest cover of L’Officiel Hommes.

Clearly paying homage to the deed that made Kardashian a household name in the first place, the couple (who are expecting a child together) seem adamant to show the world just how into each other they are – literally.

And while sharing every nugget of life is Kardashian Family Values, we’re a little perplexed (and disappointed) with Kanye.

This is the same Yeezy moaning to everyone and their dog about the “system” and how it’s set up to fail artists, only to willingly “sell” his relationship for coin and exposure the very same week. Again, we love us some Kanye and his crazy ways, but we’re going to need him to have an arena of seats with this one. Pronto.

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Beyonce V Festival

That Beyonce reign just won’t let up!

Presently selling out arena’s worldwide with ‘The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour’, the self-styled King B has been tapped to headline the UK’s V Festival this Summer in what is being hailed as a major coup for the extravaganza.

Details after the jump…

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Don’t call her Miss. Jackson.

No, really. Don’t.

For, the Queen of Pop Janet Jackson has confirmed that she wed longterm boyfriend, billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana…last year.

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Get all the way into behind the scenes footage from Kelly Rowland‘s forthcoming video, ‘Kisses Down Low‘.

Directed by the omnipresent Colin Tilley, the eye catching clip comes as the latest launching pad for her new album ‘Talk A Good Game’, and is teased via the Grammy winner’s camp below.

As far as we’re concerned, this video is shaping up to be one her strongest yet and has us all to excited for what will no doubt be a in tact campaign and era.

Watch below…

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‘Our Version Of Events‘. ‘21′. ‘Babel‘.

For today’s consumer, the albums above are no doubt three of the decade’s highest selling releases- and in ‘21‘s case- one of the highest selling releases of all time.

However, while the last decade saw a number of R&B projects reach similar heights in a fashion just as spectacular, the last few years have seen the genre fall prey to a number of commercial bombs- despite efforts made by the fan favorites Frank Ocean and reigning Queen, Mary J. Blige.

Failing to produce projects that ever feel the warm embrace of Gold status, 2013 will see the genre birth a number of acts all hoping to exceed where many of their more recent predecessors failed. Two of those being Def Jam‘s Elijah Blake and Compound‘s very own B Smyth.

Unfortunately, with recent sales figures giving labels no real incentive to prioritise the genre, the pressure is on for more established acts like Beyonce and Usher to bring in new numbers akin to the prior bests, and the likes boasted by Alanis Morissette‘s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ (16x Platinum) and Celine Dion‘s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ (10x Platinum).

Of course, while these albums were released in a world free of illegal downloads and tougher ‘industry laws’, numbers generated by Adele, Emeli Sande and Coldplay do go a long way in proving that ‘mega selling’ LPs are far from over.

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Britney Spears is down with the brown!

The Pop superstar debuted a hot new hair do’ as she sashayed into Elton John‘s annual post-Oscars gala in Hollywood last night.

New locks aren’t the only change in the singer’s life. Indeed, in the last month alone she separated from fiance Jason Trawick, left The X Factor USA, and signed a lucrative Las Vegas deal.

Needless to say, Ms. Spears is embracing all new everything! We just need her to embrace all new choreography and stage presence too.

Pending then, peep another shot from last night after the jump…

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Nicki Minaj was in good company last night, when she spent her Oscar night at Elton John’s viewing party with fellow A-listers Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus.

Sporting her MAC Viva Glam lipstick, the chart topping Rapper posed it up with many of the night’s attendees shortly after watching many of her singles reach multi-Platinum status by way of her ever loyal Barbz.

Indeed, before rubbing shoulders with the likes of Chelsea Handler, Kourtney Kardashian– the ‘I Am Your Leader’ lyricist saw her 2011 single ‘Fly’ certified Platinum for sales of 1 million US copies and her party anthems ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Starships’ both certified Quadruple Platinum for sales of 4 million units.

Quite interestingly, the MC did not arrive at the event alone.

Yes, in what we’d say is all too telling of her rising influence on the worlds music and cosmetics, she hit the event with Estee Lauder‘s President John Demsey.

Snaps below…

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Justin Timberlake continued his no stone unturned promo approach for ‘The 20/20 Experience’ over the weekend and stopped by The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK.

A cool, calm, and conservative Timberlake chatted it up with funny-man Ross about movies, returning to music, married life with Jessica Biel, and more.

Peep the interview after the jump…

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Looks like that Adele reign just won’t let up!

As predicted, after nabbing the year’s ‘Best Song’ Golden Globe for her hit single ‘Skyfall’ (the theme song to the latest James Bond movie installment of the same name), the ‘Rolling In the Deep’ diva now adds ‘Academy Award’ winner to her list of achievements after walking away with this year’s ‘Best Song’ honor.

Beating top acts like Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi, and more, the win comes shortly after Miss Adkins brought the house down with a performance of the tune.  See that here.

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As we told you here, ‘Spotlight’ singer Jennifer Hudson would be part of an all-star lineup set to tribute the resurgence of musicals in mainstream cinema with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Hathaway, and more.

However, when Hudson took the stage to sing her rendition of hit ‘Dreamgirls’ song ‘And I Am Telling You’, the spotlight was indeed all hers – lending a fiery performance that brought the audience to its feet.

See J. Hud deliver like only she can below:

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Adele made a triumphant return to stage at tonight’s Academy Awards showing with a stunning performance of her nominated hit ‘Skyfall’ – the title theme song to the latest film in the James Bond series.

Looking to show off her well-praised chops post-baby, tuck in below to see how Brit-bred beauty fared with her first televised performance of the hit song at the Seth MacFarlane-hosted event:

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