With a career spanning over a decade and a number of immeasurable accolades under her belt, Beyonce is undoubtedly one of Pop’s most influential players.

Very rarely sharing her thoughts on her contemporaries, this week saw the star break her norm to lend her support to Pop Princess Rita Ora, days before her debut album ‘ORA‘ is set to hit #1 on the UK LP tally.

Peep B’s message to the star below…


Feast your eyes on this snap of Pop gem Ciara, taken from her upcoming video for the single ‘Sorry‘.

Uploading the pic to the photo sharing site Instagram, the ‘Ride‘ singer is expected to release the anticipated clip in the coming days, two months before the release of her upbeat new album ‘One Woman Army‘.

Many thanks to our friends over at Ultimate Ciara.

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Back in July, ‘Bad Religion’ singer Frank Ocean found himself under the intense gaze of the media after revealing he had been romantically involved with a male friend aged 19.

Receiving support from his fans and contemporaries alike, Ocean’s openness saw him belabored with the title of ‘this generation’s first openly ‘gay’ R&B singer’, despite the fact that he himself did not label his sexual orientation.

Now, the  philanthropic musician Stevie Wonder has shared his thoughts on Ocean’s sexuality- explaining why he believes some gay people are at times confused by their thoughts.

Full story below…


Ahead of her performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Alicia Keys releases a snippet from her new single ‘Girl On Fire’ in support of the show- which airs September 6th.

Watch below…


The original line-up of the Sugababes, now christened Mutya Keisha Siobhan, sent the net aflutter last month with official confirmation of their reformation.

Now, the ladies look set to do the same with their first interview as a unit in over a decade.

Our friends over at Pop Justice earned the honour of asking the questions everyone really wants answers to. So without further adieu…


This week brought with it the release of Tamia‘s fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’.

The hotly anticipated LP is the petite powerhouse’s first traditional effort in over six years; yet as the age old adage goes – good things (in this case, great things) come to those who wait.

In our first interview with the Canadian songbird since 2007, she dishes readily on the delicious new album, the up’s and down’s of being an Independent artist, celebrity marriages, Basketball Wives, and more!

Check it out below…


Chart-topper Rita Ora continued to celebrate the UK release of her ‘Ora’ LP last night, rocking London’s Scala with rousing showcase.

Of the many songs Roc Nation’s first lady performed, fan favourite and new US single ‘Radioactive’ drew the biggest the response.

Watch the 21 year old electrify below…


Ludacris is back and has tapped Kelly Rowland for his latest single, ‘Representing’.

The gritty mid-tempo sees the Atlanta MC and ‘Motivation’ maven trade verses on a subject matter that Luda is all too familiar with.

Take a listen to the radio rip, which premiered on V-103, LP after the jump…


Get into these snaps of Rihanna, enjoying a wild night in London town last night.

Opting not to support label mate Rita Ora at her performance at the city’s Scala Club, the ‘We Found Love’ singer was snapped leaving her hotel with her assistant, later spending the night at the Rose Club.

More below…


Kerry Washington‘s hit ABC show ‘Scandal’ returns for a titillating second season on September 27th.

After the twists, turns, and all-round epicness of its premiere season, we’ll definitely be tuning in. Will you?

Your thoughts? 


‘Stranger In My House’ hitmaker Tamia is no stranger to moving audiences with her powerhouse vocals.  The Canadian beauty has been hitting the promo trail all week in support of her latest effort ‘Beautiful Surprise’ (August 28th) and was recently spotted center stage on ‘Verses & Flow’.

Sharing the spotlight with ‘Spend My Life With You’ co-star Eric Benet for a live rendition of the wedding favorite, see this performance and more below:




August 29th marked what would’ve been King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s 54th birthday.  As fans and fellow performers alike flooded social networks with praise for the fallen icon, Billboard teamed with cola kings Pepsi to honor the pop potentate.

Assembling a host of Urban acts for ‘Summer Beats’, Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, and more saw their name fill a bill that saw them pay tribute to Jackson by performing some of the biggest hits from his famed ‘Thriller’ follow-up ‘Bad’.

With latter, which is set to see a 25th anniversary reissue on September 18th, look below to hear the singers take on ‘Smooth Criminal’, ‘Dirty Diana’, and more:


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