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‘Miss America’, the lead single from J. Cole’s hotly anticipated sophomore set ‘Born Sinner’, premiered literally moments ago.

An important release for the Roc Nation rapper, it’s the first indication of whether he’ll be able to run with the baton he handed himself with the success of his debut outing ‘Cole World: A Sideline Story’ last year.

So, without further adieu…

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Prayer most certainly is the key.

Fans of Christina Aguilera have hoped in earnest for news on promotional plans for the singer’s new album, ‘Lotus’. And while relative silence has greeted many of those questions, a new interview and press release has provided an emphatic answer.

Details after the jump…

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In a fitting pairing, Luke James poses it up on the cover of Prince Magazine.

The New Orleans native, whose voice is oh so royal, dons a dapper suit for the publication – which caters to fashion and lifestyle for the young, stylish, metropolitan man.

 In other Luke news, as well as hosting the pre-show of the Soul Train Awards 2012, he’s also up for Best New Act. Watch his performance on That Grape Juice’s The Splash below to find out why!

More pics from James’ video shoot for new single ‘Make Love To Me’ also await…

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Who knew ‘Ice’ could be so hot?

Kelly Rowland is gearing up to unleash the scorching video for the Lil Wayne assisted cut; hence so as to boil anticipation up to fever-pitch, the 31 year old has released an extended teaser for the Matthew Rolston directed clip.

Watch Ms. Kelly and her troop of dancers work it out below and be sure to keep it locked on TGJ for the full video on Wednesday.

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Role model Rihanna looks a picture of class in her racy new cover shoot for GQ magazine.

The ‘Diamonds’ performer protects what’s left of her modesty in the shot, which is sure to set tongues a-wagging ahead of the November 19th release of her seventh studio album ‘Unapologetic’.

Yes, Ms. Fenty looks hot. Yes, she looks model-esque – and we wouldn’t expect anything less. It’s just unfortunate that such imagery comes at at a time when it appears that she’s finally making the artistic strides we so lovingly recommend for her each day. For, by ensuring the spotlight stays on her near-naked body (which we’ve – quite literally – seen every inch of already), she negates the steps she’s made towards being taken seriously.

After all we don’t see the Beyonce‘s, Adele‘s, and other acts more successful than our sister Rih stripping off to sell records. Indeed,  despite being different types of acts, they spend time honing their craft and skill-set to the point that -love them or loathe them- you can’t deny them. A memo Ms. Fenty, with her yearly albums and slug-like artistic growth, can’t seem to comprehend – or is outrightly rejecting.

Fling open a window because this reeks of desperation.

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With the finishing touches being made to Big Boi and Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Mama Told Me’ video, the pair have offered fans a behind the scenes look at the clip.

Peep how the whimsical visual was cooked up below…

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 She may be linked to E! heart throb Rob Kardashian, but it was Nick Jonas who caught Rita Ora‘s attention when they ran into each other at last night’s MTV European Music Awards.

Snapped chopping it up backstage, the pair enjoyed each other’s company following Ora’s scorching performance of ‘RIP’ at the outing, which saw the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Alicia Keys arrive to both host and perform.

More from their night below…

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Michelle Williams has spent much of 2012 crafting her new album, a project she’s confirmed boasts an “R&B inspirational” sound and a project which, for many, signifies her official return to the Gospel arena. And while the Light Records set isn’t due until next year, the Destiny’s Child graduate is re-lighting her live fire, performing at the Rockford First church in her hometown of Chicago over the weekend.

Watch below as Michelle blows the roof off the venue with a ‘Gospel Medley’ comprised of songs that featured on the inspirational medley’s on her debut album ‘Heart To Yours’ and DC’s ‘Survivor’. They are Anna Bartlett Warner hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me’, Kirk Franklin‘s ‘Holy Is the Lamb’ and Richard Smallwood‘s ‘Total Praise’.

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….and the 2012 American Music Awards just got a whole more exciting!

Minutes ago, confirmation of more performers set to grace the event’s stage were announced and as ever, we’ve got you covered.

New performers below….

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With many citing him as the King of British R&B, the pressure has always been on Jermaine Riley to deliver the goods time and time again.

This week, he does just that with his new mix tape ‘Ten Eleven Twelve’ , boasting remixes of many a well known cut- including the Elijah Blake penned ‘Climax‘ originally recorded by Usher.

Unfamiliar with his work? Get right into it below…

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‘Moment 4 Life’ maestra Nicki Minaj is seizing every moment to promote her forthcoming effort  ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up”, as evidenced by her highly anticipated, 3-part E! reality show special ‘My Truth’.

Seeing its it’s second episode (part 2) debut tonight, the rapstress leaves no stone unturned – going head to head with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey.

This one is definitely one for the Barbs.  See it all above:

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Proving once again that she possesses one of the most premium voices in the industry, JoJo soared to the skies and beyond at the Nascar Sprint Cup yesterday (November 11th).

The Boston beauty took centre-stage, delivering a must-see rendition of the US national anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.

A notoriously tricky song to sing, it immediately begs the question of “how did the 21 year old fare”? See for yourself after the jump…

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