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Who is Cleo Sol?

 It’s a question no doubt on the minds of many reading this. Yet, it’s a question the Londoner provides an emphatic answer to with debut single ‘Never The Right Time’.

British bred, the 22 year old has been a fixture on the London live circuit, drumming up a buzz which carried her into Island Records late last year. There she would ink her first major label deal.

Since then, Sol has been cooking up her hotly anticipated LP, the first taste of which you can hear below…

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You might not know this, but Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks have more in common than their ‘dissaproval’ of Rap veteran Lil Kim.

Yes, while you may know they both attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, many are unaware they shared a drama teacher in a Mr. Harry Shifman.

A Mr.Shifman, who claims to have mentored both ladies during their time at the school.

Now, years after they graduated,he was weighed in on the ladies.

His comments below…

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While Rihanna looked just like she sounds at last night’s 2012 MET Gala, ROC rival Rita Ora readied the launch of her new single ‘RIP‘, looking better than ever.

Joined by ‘Pass Out’ maestro Tinie Tempah and a select group of fans and press, Ora’s event comes before the cut is set to hit the UK #1, after reaching that very spot on iTunes.

This, set to land her a second #1 following the dubstep hit ‘Hot Right Now‘.

More from the day below…

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With season 2 of The Voice set for its curtain call tonight, the final three are pulling out all the stops to ensure victory – none moreso than Jermaine Paul.

The former backing singer for Alicia Keys rocked the house with a roof-shattering performance of R. Kelly‘s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’.

Check it out below…

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It’s hard to believe, but six years have passed since Justin Timberlake released the LP ‘Future Love Sex Sounds‘.

Caught between  Saturday Night LiveBiel related tabloid inches and a series of here today forgotten tomorrow movies, Justin’s career-albeit relevant- just isn’t what it could be had he continued pushing new music.

So, after watching one time rivals Britney & Beyonce rise to ‘budding icon’ status and having his business model ‘borrowed’ by Usher to create Justin Bieber, we ask:

Can Justin Make A Comeback?

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While ‘insert name of fair skinned fair eyed Roc hopeful‘ gathers dust on Jay Z‘s shelf, the campaign for Rita Ora‘s debut LP continues on-stopping by at VEVO this week.

Joining them for a set of her latest music, peep the one time sales clerk performing her US smash ‘How We Do‘ below…

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For all the parallells to The Surpremes, the story of Destiny’s Child seems to boast a “happy ending”.

Case, point, these snaps of former members LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Michelle Williams from last night.

As many will remember, Luckett and Roberson served as original members of the iconic group until a management spat saw them forcibly removed in 2000. Williams and short-term member Farrah Franklin would go on to become their replacements – controversially making their debut in the ‘Say My Name’ video.

However, accompanied by Cosby Show actress Keisha Knight-Pullium, the trio were all smiles as they caught up – and in LaTavia and Michelle’s case, met for the first time.

Taking to Twitter, LaTavia wrote:

1 of the most amazing nights ever! Love @RealMichelleW

Tonight was amazing! Me, @LeToyaLuckett,@RealMichelleW, & @peachespulliam!!!

Peep more DC love after the jump…

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It’s safe to say last night’s 2012 MET Gala was one of the hottest events of this year- thus far.

With appearances from Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Azealia Banks and Kanye West, the NYC held Gala showcased only a few of its brightest last night.

More of the above below…

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If NeNe Leakes was “very rich” before, she’s poised to become a whole lot richer.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star today announced that ‘The New Normal’ – the sitcom pilot she shot with Glee creator Ryan Murphy – has been snapped up by NBC.

Details below…

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Renown for her fiery melisma, multi-octave range, and overall soaring vocals, Grammy winning singer Christina Aguilera took to her own platform to tackle a song made famous by another singer who shares those very same qualities – Celine Dion.  Joined by Chris Mann, the two powerhouse vocalists took center stage on ‘The Voice’ to sing Dion and Boccelli’s hit duet ‘The Prayer’.

With such top billing to live up to, did the two do the song justice?  Or were they in need of a prayer?  Find out after the jump:

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The Queen of Shades Patti Lahelle deals her latest hand of laughs with the latest installment of fan favorite ‘Got 2B Real’. Titled ‘Don’t Call It A Throwback’, LaHelle brings back all your favorite divas – Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey,  and the ‘Queen of Shoul’ (all puns intended) Aretha Franklin. Press play below to get into all the action!

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Despite reports she would not be attending tonight’s 2012 MET GALA, Beyonce has indeed turned up following arrivals by Solange Knowles, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Azealia Banks.

Sans her daughter Blue Ivy, the singer/songwriter was met by fans and paparazzi alike, clamoring for a snap of performer who was recently honored for her contributions to writing.

More below…

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