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Say hey to the latest reworking of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Bad‘, featuring Pitbull and remixed by Afrojack.

Pulled from the late star’s forthcoming album Bad 25, a 60 second snippet from the release is now ready for your first listen below.

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Beyonce put her star power to good use today, lending her voice to today’s ‘World Humanitarian Day‘ festivities in NYC.

Speaking at the UN Security Council an hour or so ago, the singer/songwriter also shot the video for her latest release ‘I Was Here’ at the event, all before she donates the proceeds from the single to its cause.

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Her fans had hoped for its release this year.

However, in a conversation with Billboard.Com, Mariah Carey‘s manager Randy Jackson has revealed that the icon has eyed March 2013 for the launch of the long awaited project.

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R&B star Keyshia Cole is playing no games with her comeback campaign.

With new single ‘Enough of No Love’ burning up at radio (due, largely, to a nifty Clear Channel deal which saw the Lil Wayne assisted cut inititally played every hour on the hour Urban stations), the songstress stopped by Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 to plug the song.

Check out the candid chat below, which also saw the 30 year old dish on her new album ‘Woman To Woman’ (due October 22nd), its second single, her forthcoming BET reality show ‘Keyshia & Daniel: Family First’, and more.

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Hailed for her ‘open’ approach to Twitter and her ailing fan base ‘The Navy‘, Rihanna has amassed quite a representation as being the Queen of social media.

Now, that title has been solidified by Forbes Magazine who have crowned her their ‘Most Social Celebrity’ this week.

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“Dolce crop top, my play close down/Those Céline wedges are way downtown”

Azealia Banks‘ unleashes a teaser for ‘Van Vogue’ today, the latest video pulled from her ‘1991‘ EP.

Giving very little away with regards to its theme, the preview comes courtesy of HungerTV and precedes the birth of her first album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ next month.

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She has one of the most distinctive voices in R&B, serving every cut she performs with an increasingly popular originality.

The above, while sounding a ‘little much’ to any yet to hear Elle Varner’s voice, was put to the test last night when she took on Brandy’s classic ‘I Wanna Be Down’ at the Highline Ballroom.

Get into her jazzy take on the jam below…

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As one of  the world’s more commercially potent acts, One Direction has amassed somewhat of a religious following since their launch last year.

So, in a bid to win over the said following, Pop sweetheart Rita Ora has covered their hit single ‘What Makes You Beautiful‘ today, during a session with BBC’s Radio One Live Lounge.

Hear her soar below…

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Get into Elle Varner‘s appearance on BETs ‘106 & Park’ yesterday, stopping by to share details on her debut album ‘Perfectly Imperfect‘.

Released August 7th, the project’s buzz was all too evident as the singer walked onto the show to be greeted by an enthused audience, clearly supportive of the promising newcomer.

Not sure what all the hype is about?

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Budding icon Beyonce continues to build her brand outside of music after being named Ambassador for World Humanitarian Day 2012.

The singer, who today shoots a video for the cause (using her much loved hit ‘I Was Here’), took time out to visit the United Nations General Assembly Hall yesterday. There she met with General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, discussing her role as well as how to advance their collective cause.

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One can’t but salute Beyonce’s movement. Be it from a musical, performance, or charitable angle, she is the blueprint of how to build a superstar – one generations to come can be proud of and emulate. More power to her!

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One-time stage blazer Britney Spears is gearing up for another swipe of the limelight. September 12th sees the ‘Womanizer’ singer make her judging debut on FOX‘s hit talent-search, The X Factor (USA).

Check out the 30 year old posing it up with fellow judges LA Reid, Simon Cowell, and Pop stunner Demi Lovato in a newly released promo shot above.

Click here to watch the latest trailer for the show.

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Tune into Jessie J‘s recent interview with Coca-Cola‘s ‘Behind The Beat’ series, taken with media personality Dave Berry.

Chopping up on everything from the 2012 Olympics and her airtight schedule, their conversation also saw her reveal she has began work on a ‘tell all’ book. A book, she hopes will set many a record straight.

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