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Whether you’ve heard her music or not, it’s safe to say there’s no escaping Adele-mania.

Fueled by her sophomore LP ‘21‘ and heightened by the momentum of its own sales, the project has turned the star into one of the highest selling acts in more time, literally selling more copies per week than many of her chart rivals could shift in a year.

However, with this success has come an undying criticism related to Adele’s look- more specifically, her race.

Like Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone before her, Adkins’ success-albeit warranted- has led many to ask the uncomfortable question:

But what if she was black, would she be as successful?

This week, that question was asked and answered by ‘The Magnetic Fields’ front man Stephen Merritt.

His interesting comments below…

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Madonna‘s status as a Pop royal wasn’t acheived by means of talent. Rather, it was her uncanny ability to court controversy which has earned her the (arguable) title of Queen of Pop.

Alas, it’s little surprise that the 53 year old is digging into her trusty bag of tricks for her forthcoming ‘MDNA World Tour’.

Newly released pics show the ‘Give Me All Your Luvin” singer has employed crucifixes, ghouls and a whole lot more for the trek, which industry insiders predict could generate $500 Million when said and done.

We say, do whatever it takes to sell them tickets. For, the all-round lack of promo for the ‘MDNA’ LP served as an emphatic declaration that ol’ Maggie is bored of selling progressively less and is instead vesting her energy into the lucrative touring market. The smartest of moves for an act in her predicament.

The ‘MDNA World Tour’ kicks off in Tel Aviv next Thursday (May 31st).

Peep more pics below…

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September 18th marks the release of ‘The Spirit Indestructible’, Nelly Furtado’s 5th studio album.

Giving it a much needed promo boost at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards earlier this week, Nelly took her cause to the ‘Tonight Show’ last night in further aid of the project.

Peep her performing its lead single ‘Big Hoops’ at ‘The Tonight Show’ below…

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Cast your eyes on Madonna, out and about with 25 year old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat.

Spotted in New York yesterday, the pair shopped at J Crew seemingly by undisturbed  members of the general public, weeks before the star embarks her on record breaking ‘MDNA Tour‘, in support of the #1 album of the same name.

More from their outing below…

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In a tribute to the state she achieved much of her success in, Rihanna has announced her new fragrance, ‘Nude’.

Details…

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Peep former Danity Kane star Dawn Richard posing it up in the latest issue of Pynk magazine.

The ‘Bombs’ singer is currently riding the wave of independent success following the release of her critically-acclaimed EP ‘Armor On’ in March.

Check out more pics and soundbites from the feature interview after the jump. According to Ms. Richard, she and former Dirty Money comrade Kaleena Harper haven’t spoken in some time. Find out why after the jump…

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Filming for season 2 of  the X Factor USA kicked off in Austin, Texas yesterday, with all eyes fixed on the show’s biggest asset Britney Spears.

Indeed, many are keen to see if the 30 year old megastar is up to fulfilling her judging duties after a difficult few years. As evidenced above, the ‘Hold It Against Me’ singer looked great in her electric pink ensemble as she arrived. Whether she was able to translate such energy into her feedback on the panel remains to be seen.

Peep more pics below…

Your thoughts?

 

Chris Brown gets wet and wild in the video for  ‘Sweet Love’ – the latest single from his ‘Fortune’ (due July 3rd)LP.

Debuting moments ago, the clip for the Polow Da Don produced cut boasts CGI in abundance, with levitating ladies and ghosts to boot. Who said the sensual had to be literal?

Watch Breezy wake the dead below…

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She’s back! (almost)

Fans of ‘Countdown’ diva Beyonce are certainly counting down to her return to stage tomorrow.  The long awaited return of the Queen Bee is all the buzz as the show begins kickoff May 25th at Revel Beach.

To fan the flames, Bey joins her longtime choreographer Frank Gatson behind the scenes in this clip preparing for the showing.  Get into it all after the jump:

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R&B diva Kelly Rowland took a brief break from recording her fourth studio album to host the launch event for Grey Goose‘s Cherry Noir in New York City last night.

The songstress, who won Top R&B song for ‘Motivation’ at last week’s Billboard Music Awards, turned heads in red at the event, which was also attended by friend and model Jessica White.

Peep more pics below…

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Cop a gander of the Queen of Pop Janet Jackson!

The Pop icon turned heads as she arrived at the 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala tonight at te 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. 

Jackson, 46, has diligently campaigned for various AIDS awareness charities over the course of her illustrious career.

Click here to check out our recent interview with the Janet herself?

Your thoughts?

In a further bid to push his latest flick ‘Men In Black 3′ to the masses, Will Smith took to BET‘S ‘106 & Park‘ yesterday to dish on the movie and the fun he had making it.

However, his appearance saw him flaunt a lot more than is promo skills. For, in honor of his days as a Rapper, the actor free styled for the show’s audience.

Watch below…

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