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Freshly Squeezed: Introducing…Byron Gold

Enter Byron Gold.

The talented Londoner is drumming up quite the buzz with his debut single ‘Recipe For Love’; unsurprising as his artistic skill-set is a recipe for success.

A singer-songwriter by nature, Gold’s brand of Soul-fused-Pop (not to mention his pin-up appeal and unique tone) renders him a compelling chart prospect for an industry so thirsty for something and someone “different”.

It’s this unique proposition of his which caught the attention of R&B pioneer Keith Sweat, who enlisted the budding star to open for his Indig02 show recently.

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Hence, in moulding his buzz and experience into a meatier product, Gold has teamed up with a cast of writers and producers, who’ve crafted hits for the likes of Emeli Sande, Alexandra Burke, Duffy, and JLS.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this rising star.

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Report: Madonna To Be Sued Over ‘Vogue’ Copyright Infringement

It seems the ‘Material Girl’ has landed herself in hot water for ‘stealing’ just that…material.

Indeed, despite 20 years having passed since its release, the origin of Madonna‘s Vogue‘ is currently being contested, following a lawsuit filed by a record company claiming she stole pieces of their work to spawn the jam.

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Frank Ocean Breaks Silence In New Interview

Soulful crooner Frank Ocean has maintained a media silence of sorts since his truth-bearing letter rocked the industry in the most pronounced of ways nine days ago.

And why not? Already a relative recluse, the singer’s immense buzz mixed with resonance of his honesty has seen his ‘Channel Orange’ LP rocket to the top of charts, with predicted digital sales of over 100k.

However, keen to actually hit the promo trail on his own terms, Ocean chose quirky Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 to open up to about the events of the last two weeks and beyond.

Indeed, explained are the 24 year old’s reasons for pushing up the album’s release, his experience performing on Fallon, touring moving forward, and the creative process of recording the chart-topping set.

Check out the intriguing chat after the jump…

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Hot Shots: Rebecca Ferguson Beams At ‘Visionary Luncheon’

Rebecca Ferguson has come a long way since her days on ‘X Factor UK‘.

A far cry from her experiences before joining the series, last night saw her grace at the UJA Federation’s Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon.

Performing for the likes of P!nk and Kiefer Sutherland, the Brit songstress tweeted before the event:

Having an audrey day shopping in new york darling xx.

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Watch: More From Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pound The Alarm’ Video Shoot

Last week, amateur footage taken from the set of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pound The Alarm‘ clip emerged here, psyching fans up for the long awaited release.

Now peep the official behind the scenes footage from the shoot, featuring the Rapper mingling with the locals as she shoots scenes for the Carnival themed release.

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Hot Shots: Monica Makes Moves With Gospel Singer James Fortune

Like idol Whitney Houston, fans of ‘Love All Over Me’ maestra Monica have long known of her love for gospel music.

Consistently citing the genre as one of her personal favorites, it’s no shock that the singer joined forces months ago with gospel powerhouses James Fortune and Fred Hammond for the electric single ‘Hold On’ from the former’s most recent studio release.

Now to the fortune of listeners, the hold for the single’s accompanying video is shortening as snaps from the set have surfaced online.  See the three in action and take a listen below (thanks to our friends at GospelPundit):

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Hot Shots: More From Lady Gaga’s Girls Night Out…With the Braxton Sisters

As revealed here, ‘Paparazzi’ performer Lady Gaga was in the sights of the paparazzi as she made her way around Los Angeles earlier this week.  Hitting up the famed restaurant hotspot Mr. Chow’s, the always interestingly dressed diva was joined by non-other than R&B beauties Toni & Tamar Braxton.

As Gaga recently finished the Australian leg of her hotly-selling ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour, the sisters ready their upcoming albums and a return to WeTV for the third season of Braxton Family Values this August.  See the three below:

The sighting comes shortly after Gaga’s manager, Tamar’s husband Vincent Herbert, talked exclusively with That Grape Juice about the ‘Poker Face’ performer’s next album.  Click here for more on that!

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Jennifer Lopez Talks Leaving ‘American Idol’: ‘Maybe It’s Time For Me To Go’

As headlines were rocked today with news that ‘Walk This Way’ rocker Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) won’t be finding his way back to the American Idol judging panel next season, ‘Dance Again’ diva Jennifer Lopez once again reignites rumors she may be walking as well.

Despite enjoying a hefty $20 million dollar payout for her participation in ‘Idol’s’ last season, the media mogul – who took to ‘The Today Show’ today in support of her latest film ‘Ice Age: Contintental Drift’ – was quizzed on her world tour, upcoming ventures, and plans to return to the reality talent show.

Find out what she shared and also catch her dance up a storm in this new behind the scenes footage from her Enrique Iglesias-assisted world tour after the jump:

 

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Watch: Jennifer Hudson Hits the 2012 ‘Taste of Chicago’ Festival With Whitney Houston Tribute

‘Where You At’ wailer Jennifer Hudson hit her hometown, spotted at Chicago’s Petrillo Music Shell headlining the recently revamped ‘Taste of Chicago’ festival for some of the city’s lucky attendees.  Giving fans a taste of material from her first and second album, the singer’s reported 80 minute set included hits like ‘At’, ‘Spotlight’, and more.

And while serving up her own bevy of hits, the singer took time to pay homage to her idol Whitney Houston by visiting a few of her classics as well – namely ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘Saving All My Love For You’.

How did she fare? Find out after the jump:

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High As A Kite : Rihanna ‘Lights Up’ In Barbados

Feast your eyes on ‘Styled To Rock’ darling Rihanna, getting all kinds of ‘recreational’ in Barbados today.

Looking a little worse for wear in the company of friends, the vocalist was snapped enjoying what appears to be a blunt days before she shoots an interview for Oprah‘s ‘Next Chapter’ but hours after she attended her grandmother’s funeral on the island, on which she was raised.

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