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The Music Video: Is Creativity In Decline?

For one reason or another, music videos- or at least their impact on Pop culture- just aren’t the same.

Perhaps down to the scarcity of cash in the industry, it’s fair to say that the music video has felt the full force of the business’ switch from shifting albums to selling singles.

Economically it makes sense with most of today’s act hardly bringing in enough to warrant budgets the likes of Michael Janet were afforded, but can you really put a price on creativity?

Are lack of finances to blame for videos which- quite frankly- are as generic as the singles they are in aid of?

How many of these will stand the test of time?

Peep a few memorable videos and weigh in after the jump…

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Nelly Furtado Revisits ‘Maneater’ For KIIS

Nelly Furtado has been a relative reclusive on the music scene for the past six years. Yet, given today’s fast moving industry, it feels more like six hundred years.

Nonetheless, it looks like the eclectic singer is willing to put in the work to win over the modern mass. KIIS 102.7 served as the latest stop on the promotional run for her new single ‘Big Hoops’ and its housing album ‘The Spirit Indestructible’.

There Furtado served up an acoustic set which consisted of ‘Hoops’, as well as 2006 smashes ‘Maneater’ and ‘Say It Right’.

Watch Nelly go retro below…

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Rita Ora To Judge On X Factor UK

Rita Ora is heading to The X Factor!

Yes, two weeks after landing her second UK #1 with ‘RIP‘, the one time shoe store assistant has landed a role on X Factor UK.

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Watch: More From Mariah In Morocco

Yesterday evening, Mariah Carey took to Morocco’s Mawazine Festival for what many are calling her biggest ‘comeback‘ performance to date.

While we showed you some of her last night over here, Mariah fans will be pleased to know we now have the remaining performances waiting for you below…

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From The Vault: Mariah Carey Performs ‘Emotions’ On MTV Unplugged

This week, From The Vault journey’s back, back to a time when Mariah Carey was an undeniable vocal titan.

Our selection comes in the form of Mimi’s ‘Emotions’ performance at her now-iconic MTV Unplugged session.

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‘Emotions’ was the first single lifted from the songbird’s 1991 sophomore set of the same name and became her fifth consecutive #1 in the US Billboard. The song was also a Canadian Top 5 and a Australian and British Top 20.

If ever you weren’t privy to what we call a flawless vocal performance, this -quite literally- is it.

MC engaged her entire vocal range to intensify the performance, dabbling in Jazz and Gospel, while all the while remaining markedly “Mariah”. Even her stage presence, albeit not her strongest feat, was on point. The choir (which included a young Kelly Price) was also a potent touch, rendering the whole affair even more uplifting and vocally impactful.

Without a shred of doubt. this is the Mariah we fell for and hold in the highest regard. Her ability to hit those notes both confidently and effortlessly was uncanny. Indeed, there was no sign of the “painful constipation” sound or visual she seems to channel these days when reaching for those same notes.

Still, no matter the deterioration her voice has endured over the years, Mariah vocally remains a sturdy step step ahead of many of her counterparts.

Her upper register is not what it once was. That much is a given. Hence, we wish future releases will see her rely mostly on her astonishing (and somewhat underrated) middle and lower registers, so that she can exude the same confidence as in this showing while on stage. After all, there’s little point cooking up a vocal masterpiece in the studio, and falling to pieces when time to replicate live. A problem she has faced on numerous occasions in her latter day career.

An ever-adaptable chameleon, we’re sure the masses wouldn’t mind exchanging some of their lofty vocal expectations from Mariah for some of the “magic” she displayed here. A magic that has been missing from her live showings for years now.

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Watch: Ashanti Debuts New Song ‘She Can’t’

The release date of Ashanti‘s new LP ‘Braveheart’ may be hovering in Neverland, yet that hasn’t stopped the R&B chanteuse from continuing along the promotional trail.

Her latest stop? Washington, DC, where performed at Omega’s 5000 Men Mega Party last night.

Slightly more notable than her barely-there catsuit was her on-stage debut of new song ‘She Don’t’. Is the ‘Brave’ cut any better than the project’s non-starting lead single ‘The Woman You Love’? The answer awaits after the jump…

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Hot Shots: Madonna Breaks Out the ‘Big Guns’ For MDNA Tour

The Holy Land will be the first to see what ‘Dress You Up’ diva Madonna has been cooking up for her highly anticipated ‘MDNA’ tour.  Unlike its like named, accompanying album, the tour is off to a rocking start at the box office (pushing nearly $500 million in sales).

With dates sold out daily, fans of the 53-year-old hitmaker are set to be in for a treat.  We’ve already given you a peek behind the scenes, now get into these new snap’s uploaded to the Material Girl’s Facebook page today.

Looks like she’s breaking out the big guns:

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Performances: Mariah Carey Marvels In Morocco

After a lengthy spell away from the live circuit, diva Mariah Carey made a comeback of sorts at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco tonight.

The 42 year old dazzled the adorning crowd with a headlining set consisting of her biggest hits.

Watch Mimi soar below…

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Hot Shots: Janet Jackson’s ‘Prevention’ Shoot

Aged 46, Janet Jackson continues to prove that age ain’t nothing but a number. Case, point, her shoot in the latest issue of Prevention magazine.

The Queen of Pop looks a picture of youth in the feature, which also includes a stint on the cover.

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Chris Brown Confronts Raz B Over ‘Tell All Book’ Scandal

Two days ago, B2K alum Raz B found himself back under the gaze of media when excerpts from his alleged tell all book emerged online.

Excerpts, which made a number of sensational claims regarding his dealings with Chris Brown, Ray J,Bow Wow and his one time band mates.

While That Grape Juice won’t dignify these baseless allegations by shedding any more light on them, we can say they are pretty damning.

So damning, Brown has responded to them via Twitter.

His comments below…

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