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Talent, above anything else, always holds more weight than hype.

The above is a sentiment we’d say Rita Ora kept in  mind when she proved her worth as a vocalist recently, via ‘MTV Unplugged‘.

Showcasing both her range and technical skill, the vocalist performed numbers from #1 album ‘ORA’ for the session, which comes in aid of the project’s US leg.

Curious to see just how well she performed?

Prepare to be amazed below…

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Despite reports of ‘run ins’ with ‘Glitter’ actress Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj was all smiles as she made her way into the second day of this season’s American Idol auditions.

Turning up to the event with a number of childhood friends, the record breaking chart staple ensured all eyes on were on her as she made her way into a grueling day of filming.

More Minaj below…

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Creative.

Visionary.

Classic.

The above, as we’re sure you’d agree, are words that fit the description of Dawn Richard all too well. Serving up a number of creative pieces since departing Diddy Dirty Money, the singer/songwriter readies the release of ‘GoldenHeart’.

The first in a trilogy of releases to be launched by the star, today saw her release the project’s cover- as seen above- and its track list, waiting for you below…

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CALLING UK MJ FANS – WIN AN MJ POSTER SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE

Today sees the release of ‘BAD 25’ from the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson, celebrating the 25th birthday of the historic album and the launch of a very exclusive competition for MJ’s UK fans.

TGJ went to see Spike Lee’s documentary ‘BAD 25’ recently and picked up a poster screen signed by Spike to ‘Numero Uno MJ Fan in the UK’ and now we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win it!

To test fans knowledge, we’ll be asking a question each day this week and then on Friday you’ll be able to figure out the final question and enter the competition.

What’s more, the winner and 5 runners up will get a copy of the deluxe 3CD and DVD set of BAD 25 which contains Live At Wembley Stadium, 16th July 1988.

Ready for question one?

Which now famous singer/songwriter performed backing vocals for Michael at his Wembley Stadium concert on 16th July, 1988?

Make a note of the answer and come back tomorrow for the second question.

 

Keri Hilson is coming back!

Yes, following the release of two Top Twenty albums and the Platinum single ‘Pretty Girl Rock‘, the Urban Pop mastermind has finally confirmed the conception of her third studio album.

Though she’s yet to confirm its title, she did take to Twitter recently to share details on the hotly anticipated project.

Check it out below…

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Following a well publicized hiatus from the charts, 2012 will see the return of Pop firework Ke$ha.

Kicking off her new campaign when she announced the name of her new single at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, fans can now catch a trailer for the new release- shot in Tokyo, Japan.

‘Die Young’ below…

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“It’s true what you heard, I am a freak, I’m disturbed”.

Christina Aguilera gives new meaning to the term ‘a hot mess’ today, teasing this scorching snap from her ‘Your Body’ video.

Unveiled by her friends over at RCA, the snap arrived to alert fans that a preview from the clip will air tonight on NBC’s ‘The Voice’, on which the singer stars in.

We love it, but do you?

Let us know!

‘Confessions’ crooner Usher unmasks a list of just that in his highly anticipated tell-all interview with talk queen Oprah.

Airing via OWN just moments ago, the Grammy-winning singer gave great detail about his turbulent marriage, divorce, and recent custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster.   Bouts that have undoubtedly taken a toll on the singer’s professional life as promotions of his latest ‘Looking For Myself’ have had to take a backseat.

Now with all of this in the rearview, you don’t want to miss what Ush came forth and shared tonight.  Most definitely a must see:

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With her new single ‘Diamonds‘ set to drop in a few weeks time, Rihanna enjoyed downtime at Club Eden, LA last night with full time shadow Melissa Ford.

Marking yet another night out of partying for the supposed singer, her sighting came before she scored impressive nominations at the 2012 European Music Awards, which also celebrated achievements by ‘American Idol’ judge Nicki Minaj and singer/songwriter Rita Ora.

More from Not Beyonce‘s night below…

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Having notched up over a million views in a matter of days, it’s fair to say Ciara is onto a winner with comeback single ‘Sorry‘. 

Hence, so as to keep her buzz a’buzzin, the 26 year old has shared a new promotional shot with her ever-adoring “C-Squad”.

Needless to say, stunning stuff.

We literally can’t wait to see the promotional push for the singer’s fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’ – which is presently slated for a Fall release. Bring on the performances, pictures, and the whole shabang. We’re amped!

Your thoughts?

Pop quad Little Mix have unveiled the official cover for their debut album, ‘DNA’.

Due in November, the LP is set to feature the group’s two chart-toppers, ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Wings’, as well as the album’s title-track, which also dubs as their next single.

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Having scored two #1’s with two singles, the ladies are off to the best of starts. The true test, however, will come with their album sales. The X Factor winners have both the show and Holiday-release window as big boosters to their campaign; whether or not that’ll be enough to blast them out of “talent show” territory into “credible artists” will be interesting to see. Roll on November.

Your thoughts?

Christina Aguilera put her best foot forward last night, arriving at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards in this flattering Michael Kors number.

Taking to the Latino event, where she was honored for her contributions to the arts, Aguilera hit the red carpet two nights after the official release of her new song ‘Your Body’ and two months before the launch of her seventh studio album, ‘Lotus’.

More from ‘The Voice’ below…

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