A word thrown about fans up and down the blogosphere, recent years have seen a number of today’s acts awarded the title, accurately and inaccurately.

From Justin (both of them) to Rihanna, there are very few performers whose careers haven’t been billed as ‘potentially iconic’ if not already ‘legendary’.

But what does it mean? To be iconic?

One thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing.

So, taking the above into consideration, we ask you…

What does it take to be an icon?

And which of today’s stars have it within them to be iconic?


With all eyes back on Iggy Azalea following her interview with ‘The Breakfast Club‘, the MC has now capitalized on the hype by releasing ‘Million Dollar Misfits’.

Joined by Grand Hustle CEO T.I. and ‘Out Of My Mind’ maestro B.O.B. , Iggy turns up the heat like never before on the club ready number.

Listen below…


London’s Dstrkt club welcomed Rita Ora last night, as she hit the London night scene following her ‘Hackney Weekend‘ set.

Dressed in red and snapped by onlooking papz, the singer/actress is believed to have enjoyed the company of Brit tabloid regulars Chloe Sims and Lauren Pope.

Thiswhile her good friend Beyonce cheered on ROC boss Jay Z, who took to the stage with up and coming vocalist Rihanna.

More from Rita’s night below…


The lukewarm response to Nelly Furtado‘s comeback single ‘Big Hoops’ hasn’t deterred the eclectic singer from pressing on with her new project, ‘The Spirit Indestructible’.

This weekend saw the Canadian singer jet out to Paris, where she premiered the album’s title track live at the Issy les Moulineaux festival.

Can the new cut right the wrongs of the LP’s first offering? The answer awaits after the jump…


In what we’re sure will benefit her new LP ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘, yesterday saw Nicki Minaj hit Radio 1’s ‘Hackney Weekend’ to deliver a set of her best cuts.

So, while you’ve seen her perform the 5x platinum release ‘Starships’ here, you may not have seen more from her explosive set.

A set, which saw her rouse the crowd with budding hits ‘Pound The Alarm’ and the digital monster ‘Turn Me On‘.

Enjoy below…


Peep these snaps of Jennifer Lopez, serving up the quite the spectacle at last night’s Pop Music Fest in Brazil.

Channeling her inner show-girl, the Latin bombshell whipped up a frenzy at the Arena Skol Anhembi in Sao Paulo, armed with a troop of suited dancers, and a diamond encrusted catsuit.

On the night she tweeted:

Just arrived in beautiful Sao Paulo. What’s up with the traffic? @kelly_clarkson @parishilton are ready to party tomorrow ‪#PopMusicFestival

More snaps below…


Currently on the UK leg of her ‘Pink Friday‘ world tour, last night saw Nicki Minaj rock Radio 1’s ‘Hackney Weekend’ with a performance of the 2x platinum single ‘Starships‘.

Well rehearsed and well received by the crowd, Minaj’s set yesterday precedes her show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo tonight, where she is set to be joined by stylized trio ‘Stooshe’.

Peep the Pop Royal in action below…




As if the recent box office smash ‘Men In Black III’ wasn’t enough cause for celebration, ‘Poison’ performer Nicole Scherzinger is bringing 34 in with a bang!  Taking to Tao Beach over the weekend, the former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman was front-and-center at a celebration that saw television’s Hill Harper and L.A. Clippers’ Chris Paul just two of many notable names in attendance.

While fans patiently await the follow-up to the ill-fated ‘Killer Love’, set to feature an assortment of killer producers, they can catch Scherzinger making a splash at her bday bash below:


Beyonce may have sung about needing a “soldier”, yet it’s clear she’s one herself when it comes to supporting her husband – Jay-Z.

The Pop megastar was snapped moshing, stomping, and dutty whining during the Roc mogul’s headlining set at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend in East London tonight.

King B’s marked presence comes on the heels of multiple sightings of her on the the European leg of the ‘Watch The Throne Tour’.

Peep more pics below…

Your thoughts?

Ever eager to boost his profile in the country, tonight saw Trey Songz take to Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend for what might be one of his better performances.

Serving up his single ‘Heart Attack‘, the crooner- despite some cringe worthy overacting – most certainly brought his A game.

Watch him work below…


Perhaps it was Beyonce in rear-view? That “green”? Or her all round wackness? Whatever the case, Rihanna was a mucky mess  during her surprise performance with Jay-Z at tonight’s Radio 1 Hackney Weekend.

Renown for her “rebellious” gimmick nature, the model stuck two fingers up at her vocal coach with a sluggish rendition of ‘Run This Town’. 

Video after the jump…


Two weeks.

Indeed, it’s two weeks until Chris Brown‘s fifth studio album ‘Fortune’ arrives in stores. And as if anticipation wasn’t high enough, 30-second snippets of each of the LP’s tracks surfaced today.

What are you waiting for? Sample what C. Breezy will be serving up come July 3rd after the jump…


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