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Misha B is back!

The X Factor alum is hard at work on her debut album (which will be released under a soon-to-be-announced Sony Music imprint). And so as to tide fans over until its release, the Manchester-bred star -who is working with Missy Elliott on her LP- has unwrapped new mixtape ‘Why Hello World’.

A collection of original material, as well as re-interpretations of her favourite cuts, the set marks a welcome change in the approach to handling contestants from the show. Very much an “Urban” entity, it’s great to see Miss B’s project handled as such.

Take a listen after the jump!

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Alicia Keys took a brief-break from cooking up new material from her forthcoming LP to perform an intimate gig for MTV Upfront.

During her rousing et, Mrs Swizz Beats debuted a freshly recorded cut titled ‘Not Even A King’. With anticipation high and competition fierce, can Alicia deliver? Grab the first taste of that answer after the jump…

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The last few weeks have seen Rihanna whip up anticipation for her new video, ‘Where Have You Been’.

However, much like her talent, the clip itself is nowhere to be seen.

Fret not, though, for as well as releasing yet another video teaser today, the model has confirmed the final premiere date for the eagerly awaited visual.

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Cop a gander of Alexandra Burke!

The Pop force ups her diva on the cover for her sizzling new single ‘Let It Go’.

Set to hit iTunes on May 27th, the video for the cut  (which serves as the 2nd to be lifted from Burke’s sophomore set ‘Heartbreak On Hold’) premiered this week. Click here to watch.

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“The industry is changing”. “Times are different”. “It’s a recession.”

These are but a few of the many reasons employed to explain the increasing trend which sees artists such as Rihanna and Jason Derulo able to sell singles, while their albums under-perform.

Our friends over at The Associated Press have conducted an “investigation” of sorts, reaching out to artists themselves to probe the issue. One of the more potent responses came courtesy of hitmaker Ne-Yo.

Find out Motown’s new Senior Vice President of A&R had to say about the issue below…

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It seems Rihanna has been reading That Grape Juice. For, it seems our calls for her to justify her buzz have been answered.

She may still sound like an exorcism, but her stage presence – when she actually applies herself – seems to have sprung leaps and bounds.

Case, point, this latest behind the scenes look at the video for her new single ‘Where Have You Been’.

See what we mean after the jump…

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Despite racking up quite the record on Billboard Hot 100 last year, Katy Perry remains one of Pop’s more frustrating acts.

Why, you might ask?

Well, despite serving up Premium Pop without a fail with every cut she releases, her live renditions of these cuts let her down- really badly.

Peep her stint on ‘American Idol’ last night and let us know if you agree…

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As earlier reported, the mini-industry that is Beyonce was named PEOPLE magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012.

And while the week has seen many a sound-bite from the feature rolled out, today saw the issue finally hit shelves. Without further adieu, peep  Mama Blue’s full shoot after the jump…

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Peep Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe.

The 28 year old was snapped posing it up for the papz at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont.

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‘Killer Love’ creator Nicole Scherzinger shows off her killer figure in the latest issue of Elle magazine.  Already racking up frequent flyer miles as spokeswoman of Herbal Essence and looking to impress with her own nail line, the former Pussycall Doll frontwoman is said to be readying new material for release in the U.S. in place of the shelved ‘Killer’ album.

Tie in the forthcoming promotion for her role in Will Smith-led Men In Black 3, its pretty safe the singer has a full summer ahead.  Before then, Scherzinger can be seen striking quite the fierce pose in the May 2012 issue of Elle Magazine.  Get into those snaps below:

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“I like it when they call me Big Papa“.

Despite ending it with the ever elusive ‘Big Papa’ more than two years ago, Real Housewife Of Atlanta Kim Zolciak is unable to live down the controversial affair.

Forced to discuss the relationship during last week’s reunion set, the recently married Kim addressed claims made by cast mate Marlo Hampton on ‘The Wendy Williams Show‘ this morning.

Her take on the matter above…

 

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Despite watching the single skyrocket to top 10 charts everywhere over the past weeks, Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Starships’ has yet to fully launch on the visual tip…until now.

Finally fulfilling the wishes of Barbz and Ken Barbz everywhere, the clip, which was said to be ‘too saucy for TV’ by Minaj herself, has arrived for viewing pleasure.

Is it too late or will this be just the trick to launch the track to #1? You decide…

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