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As if Miami wasn’t hot enough, Mariah Carey blazed it up with rapper Rick Ross in a M.I.A studio last night.

The duo were recording with hitmaker Jermaine Dupri for what we hear was a session for Mimi’s upcoming LP.

With a revitalised sound being something her career has been thirsty for, a collabo with the “Bawse” could be just what she needs. What she doesn’t need, though, is any of those late, lacking and redundant beats present on her last few albums. In many ways, this next record  is make or break for her “present day relevance”. Here’s hoping she and team deliver the goods.

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Isn’t she lovely?

Check Island model Rihanna striking a pose at the Time 100 gala celebrating Time‘s 100 Most Influential People In The World in NYC.

Joining the likes of Pippa Middleton, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton who also made the list, the belter was a vision of pink- still sporting Cassie‘s signature do.

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With the likes of One Direction and The Wanted dominating the Pop charts in the US, it seems no time is better than the present to inject some”UK” into the Urban diaspora there.

Cue Emeli Sande; the Scottish songbird who has taken the British charts by storm. A Platinum-selling storm at that.

Watch as she makes her 106 & Park debut with a wholly rousing performance of her premiere US single ‘Next To Me’ 

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Alexandra Burke is wasting no time!

For, merely a week after premiering ‘Let It Go’ (the second single from her sophomore set ‘Hold On Heartbreak’), the X Factor alum has unwrapped its accompanying video.

The action-packed clip awaits after the jump…

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It’s been six long years since Cassie almost ended her career with “that” performance on BET’s 106 & Park.

Imagine, then, our surprise when the legendary nocalist returned to that very stage today to perform new single ‘King of Hearts’.

Did she redeem herself? The answer awaits after the jump…

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It’s been a pretty minute since Bajan beauty Shontelle has served up new material. Unsurprising, given her label switch from Universal Motown to Universal Republic late last year.

However, it appears the 26 year old is gearing up for a chart return, after new cut ‘Freaky’ – featuring fellow Caribbean Gyptian – surfaced today.

A marked departure from the R&B-tinged Pop Rihanna‘s former classmate served up on earlier outings, the cut sees the songbird re-engage with her roots.

Hear what we mean after the jump…

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Ice cream lovers were in for a treat yesterday when Bad Boy belle Cassie took over the Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck.

Serving up the sweetness in aid of her new cut ‘King Of Hearts‘, the starlet is gearing up for a slot on BET’s ‘106&Park‘, which will see her perform the number-live.

So, while we wish Cassie luck with that one, peep more from yesterday below…

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Down to her owning ‘the right look’ , Rita Ora‘s vocal chops are at times very easy to overlook.

Showcasing her skill with her take on Destiny’s ChildSay My Name’ earlier this month, this week saw the star continue on her ‘covering’ streak during an intimate live stream with fans.

Indeed, perhaps as a favor to ROC sister Rihanna, Ora covered the model’s #1 single ‘We Found Love’.

Peep the short but sweet clip below…

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Contrary to popular belief, the UK boasts its own thriving Urban scene. It’s one rich in rising talent, as showcased in hot new web series ‘Venus vs Mars’.

Written and produced by Talented & Young, the show centres of the life and love of lead character Venus, interweaving her “drama” with that of her equally troubled friends.

So what are you waiting for? Hit ‘Play’ to watch episode 2 of  what is shaping up to be a great show!

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A picture can tell a thousand stories.

And if this one is anything to go by, Beyonce is feeling a little nostalgic.

In the above snap uploaded on the star’s Tumblr page, she can be seen posing underneath a pic of the original Destiny’s Child, made up of Kelly Rowland, La Tavia Roberson, Letoya Luckett and herself.

While the date of the snap is unknown, it emerges shortly after La Tavia spoke openly to Kempire Radio about her time in the group, weighing in on Beyonce and her decision to part ways with former  manager Mathew Knowles.

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Barbz Rejoice!

Yes, after what seemed like an eternity for her fan base, Nicki Minaj has ‘reloaded’ her Twitter page, one week after deleting it.

Her arrival comes hours before the release of her new video ‘Starships‘, and minutes after rival Azealia Banks hinted at a duet with serial never do well Lil Kim, who is also feuding with the Grammy nominee.

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Despite efforts by her team to bill her as such, Nicki Minaj refuses to accept claims that she has become a Pop star.

Maybe realizing her commercial efforts are better placed when compared to that of Lil Kim‘s and not Rihanna‘s, Lia Nicholls of The Sun knows all to well how Nicki feels about her new LP ‘Roman Reloaded’ being labelled Pop.

Confused?

Peep how she reacts to the label below…

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