Grammy winning nocalist Rihanna‘s storied career has seen her called many-a-name by many-a-critic.  Late 2011, however, saw the ‘Talk That Talk’ hitmaker titled something she had probably never heard prior – a “true vocalist”.

Indeed, in preparation for the ‘We Found Love’-led album, the ‘Diamonds’ diva dropped a number of behind-the-scenes clips to show off its creation as well as backstage views from her ‘Loud’ tour.

Using the power of persuasion for a paycheck, see the viral video of her noted vocal coach try to convince her (seemingly to her own disbelief) that she is a true vocalist… (more…)

Peep these pics of Pop royals Beyonce and Jay Z, out and about in Paris today.

In town to support Bey during her ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘ outing, Blue and Jay were snapped alongside the icon during a lunch date, one night after she performed her brand new single ‘Grown Woman‘ to fans in the city and hours after H&M unveiled her Jonas Akerlund directed commercial for their latest campaign.

A commercial, that features her Sia penned love song ‘Standing On The Sun’.

More from the philanthropic family below…


Cassie has set her sights on a duet with ‘Teenage Wasteland‘ starlet Lana Del Rey.

Open up on her desire to work with the Interscope stunner during a piece for ‘Forever LA x Cassie’, her comments come weeks after the release of her brand new mix tape ‘Rockabye Baby‘.

Find out what she said below…


Hours after announcing their split, ‘Beat Again’ quartet made their way to the Alan Carr‘s ‘Chatty Man’ to share more on their reasons for breaking up.

Unfortunately for founding member Oritse Williams, addressing the group’s demise proved far too much for him to handle when he broke down in front of the show’s studio audience- comforted by the members he scouted and led to ‘X Factor UK’ glory.

More pics below…


Last month, Christina Aguilera revealed she’s on a break of sorts as she gears up for a return to The Voice. However, much to the delight of her army of fans, the ‘Your Body’ singer confirmed she will be taking to the stage for “select performances”.

Today it has been announced that her latest showing will be at next month’s Billboard Music Awards 2013.

Details after the jump…


A benefit of dominating the charts in the way Justin Timberlake is with ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is that promotion can take place at an almost leisurely rate.

As such, after a brief break from the spotlight, the Soul-Pop crooner stopped by ‘Ellen’ to perform the LP’s latest smash ‘Mirrors’. A global hit, the track rocketed to #1 in the UK (before its video was released),  and recently peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. To date, its parent album has sold 1.5 million copies in the US alone – a feat achieved in less than two months.

Watch JT and his band The Tennessee Kids rock out to the sweet tune of success below…


“I wanted to model when I was younger. I was always into clothes and sh*t”

Dapper rapper A$AP Rocky has a passion for fashion and shares it in the May 2013 issue of GQ magazine.

The Harlem-bred MC styles and profiles in the nautical-themed shoot, which sees him hit the seas with a bevy of beauties.

Never one to hold his tongue, the 24-year-old reveals that he is his own biggest style inspiration. He told magazine: “I’m the man on those things [referring to menswear blogs]. I don’t really look at them. Well, I guess I do, but only when I’m looking at myself. I inspire me”. Charming.

Peep more pics below…


Mariah Carey is playing approximately no games with her comeback campaign.

Already a staple on American Idol, the premium diva looks set to cash in on the exposure. For, it has been announced that she will be kicking off Good Morning America’s annual Summer Concert Series next month!

Full story (and full performer list) after the jump…


As her new single ‘Kisses Down Low’ continues to enjoy a slow but steady ascent to Gold status, Kelly Rowland caught up with the folks over at VEVO at the Museum Of Moving Image to chop it up on her brand new album ‘Talk A Good Game’ and the aforementioned ‘Kisses’.

Watch as she reveals the process behind finishing the project below!


It’s here!

Beyonce‘s scorching new H&M commercial was unwrapped moments ago.

‘Telephone’ director Jonas Akerlund takes the helm of the Summer soaked ad, which features new King B cut ‘Standing On The Sun’.

What are you waiting for? Check out ‘Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M’ after  the jump!


‘Pick Your Poison’ producer Diplo has opened up on the R&B classic ‘Climax‘, the jam he produced for ‘Dive’ star Usher.

However, while enlisting the chart topper to work on his latest album ‘Looking For Myself’ may have seemed like an easy to decision to make considering his credentials, Diplo has revealed that he feels Usher took a risk when joining him in the studio.

His explanation at the 2013 ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo below…


No need to ask ‘where have you been’ to a certain Grammy-winning vocal less.

For, while some faithful fans still await news on rih-scheduled dates from her ‘Diamonds’ World tour (some cancelled due to illness), others know exactly where Rihanna‘s been (see:  strip clubs, shopping sprees, and social media bullying).

Indeed, as rival stageblazer Ciara enjoys the critical acclaim imparted from viewers after this week’s debut of her long-awaited ‘Body Party’ video, her Barbadian nemesis took to Instagram to once again stir into a beef stew that some thought had cooled.   See what we mean below…


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