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After years of sluggish performances, 2012 brought with it a song Rihanna could actually sing well – ‘Diamonds’.

And while her solid live showings of the track have been welcome, nothing tops hearing an actual singer flow over the Benny Blanco helmed hit. Indeed, songwriter SIA proved this with her rendition last month and now Brandy does too.

Recorded recently backstage at a show, The Vocal Bible served up a sermon on how to sing your song better than you.

Notepads at the ready? Ms. Norwood’s brief-but-brilliant showing of ‘Diamonds’ awaits below…

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Rihanna is one generous gal.

Yeah, in her latest bid to honor her home nation of Barbados and the legacy of her grandparents, the singer donated $1.75 million worth of equipment to Barbados’ ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital’.

Full story here!

The ‘Year Of The Woman’ is nigh!

Fresh from cooling everyone off this Summer with ‘Ice’, Kelly Rowland told us that the track’s follow-up and housing album will both be R&B affairs. A point underlined with new cut ‘Number One’.

Produced by Mike WiLL, the track was previewed during a playback of the hitmaker’s new mixtape ‘Mike WiLL…Est In 1989’. Interestingly, Rowland confirmed that the the cut will also feature on her album.

So what are you waiting for? A taste of the ‘Year Of The Woman’ awaits below…

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Admit it… you love Trina.

Yes, from that body, that skill and lyrics that could make even the likes of Rihanna blush, we guarantee you’ll fall head over heels with  her brand spanking new video, ‘Beam’, featuring Iceberg & Gunplay.

Get right into it after the jump, and let us know what you think of it below…

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Before he’s set to dominate the 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony next February, Frank Ocean extends his 2012 winning streak this week with anotherChannel Orange‘ related nod.

However, whilst most-if not all- of the awards he’s picked up this year have seen him celebrated for his craft, his latest achievement sees him awarded for his- well- sex appeal.

Details below…

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Kanye & Kim were the centre of all attention in LA yesterday, followed by paparazzi as they journeyed to various locations in the city.

Laced up and rocking leather, the ‘Mercy’ Rapper was reportedly caught on his way into a gym with the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ star, shortly before he drove her to a nearby hair salon and days after the aforementioned ‘Mercy’ was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

Their day out below…

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Last night saw ROC beauty Melanie Fiona arrive at the Gramercy Theater to deliver her very own live show- following the release of her R&B #1 album, ‘The MF Life‘, back on March 20th.

Though the night saw her absolutely soar with live servings of her own songs, the show reached all new heights when she covered the smash hit single, ‘Titanium’, breathing a breath of soulful air into the Pop classic.

How did she fare?

Prepare to be wowed below…

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Beautiful.

That’s what best describes Alexandra Burke‘s cover of Gruber’s ‘Silent Night’, released as part of her Holiday EP, ‘Christmas Gift’.

We challenge you not to be moved by this one girls…

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This Christmas, Alexandra Burke lends her gift to families with loved ones serving in the armed forces- by way of the R&B stunner, ‘Christmas Time’.

Part of her holiday themed ‘Christmas Gift’, the romantic number precedes the release of the singer’s third studio album- reportedly set for a 2013 release.

However, until then, unwind to her moving tribute below…

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Check out these pics of singer/songwriter Rita Ora, arriving at New York’s ‘Highline Ballroom‘ ahead of her show at the venue, joined by older sister Elena.

Part of the promo package for her US debut, her dates at the 16th Street spot have seen her deliver reworked renditions of cuts pulled from ‘ORA‘, her UK #1 album.

If all goes to plan, 2013 will see the project enjoy similar success State Side, where she now boasts two #1 Dance singles.

More below…

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US sales on the low?

Run out of gimmicks?

The above are problems we’re sure Pop sensation Rihanna found herself faced with last night, prompting her to share this attention seeking snap.

Showcasing her inner and ever present exhibitionist, the ‘No Love Allowed’ singer took the pic during her trip to Barbados, where she is believed to be spending Christmas with her family. However, one wouldn’t have guessed it judging from this snap, which marks the latest ‘nude’ from the star- following her recent spread for GQ Magazine and the artwork for her new LP, ‘Unapologetic‘.

Your thoughts?

If you there’s a chance you have yet to receive your fill of scary movie spoofs, well Charlie Sheen and the gang are rearing up the once popular movie series up again just for you.

Indeed, filled with a host of guest appearances from Katt Williams and actresses Lindsay Lohan, Heather Locklear, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’s’ Sheree Whitfield, and more, it seems Sheen is back at it – spoofing the hottest in scary movie films since their latest parody trek ‘Scary Movie 4’.

Before the film hits theatres on April 19, 2013, see above for your first look:

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