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The X-Factor 2011 saw its 4th set of eliminations tonight. Find out who’s heading home this week…

{For those unfamiliar with The X Factor, the show is the UK’s version of American Idol – with a twist in that groups and over 25’s are eligible to enter. Now in it’s eighth season, the show is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, and JLS. Its US incarnation launched last month FOX}.

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What a difference a year can make.

In support of her new single ‘With Ur Love’,  Cher Lloyd took to the X Factor UK stage minutes ago to perform the upbeat release, a year since she served as one of the show’s contestants.

Peep the vibrant performance below…

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The year was 2001 and a certain Britney Spears had freshly shocked the industry with an altogether raunchier image and attiude courtesy of her ‘Slave for You’ video.

However, as the age old saying goes, never count out the underdog. A statement which rung true and then some when longtime chart-rival Christina Aguilera roared back with ‘Dirrty’ a year later.

The first single to be lifted from her  highly-praised and mega-selling sophomore set, ‘Stripped’, 2002’s ‘Dirrty’ served as an introduction to Ms. Aguilera’s explicit and controversial alter-ego Xtina.

Leaving behind the safeness which defined her earlier effort, the one-time girl-next-door, was now leaving her doors open – both lyrically and visually – in a way we’d never seen before. Ditched were the Pop-by-the-numbers tracks, in favor of a filthy urban sound and sexed-up demeanour, ‘Dirrty’ (and the ‘Stripped’ era) marked a turning point in Christina’s career.

Joining forces again with Rockwilder, the very man responsible for her then-latest hit ‘Lady Marmalade’, Aguilera wanted something radically different from than anything she’d done before to usher in her newest project. The result was this bodacious, unapologetic party anthem based on featured rapper Redman‘s hit ‘Let’s Get Dirty’.

And while the 30 year old might be a judge on rival show, The Voice, she definitely served up the X-Factor. Helmed by the great David Lachapelle, the accompanying video depicted an underground party headlined by biker chick Xtina, where dancing suggestively was a requirement and wearing as few clothes as possible a staunch obligation.

From the classic choreography to the now-iconic leather chaps, it’s safe to say that Dirrty sits effortlessly within the upper echelon  of the Top 5 female videos of the 00’s.

And with the mother of one now in the studio working on a comeback (after a series of commercial disappointments), we can’t but get excited that she’s already christened the sound as echoing that of ‘Stripped’. Of course, we don’t particularly endorse her re-treading ‘Dirrty’ water (see: ‘Not Myself Tonight’); however we seriously hope Baby Jane can recapture that imperfectly-perfect combination of strengh, hope and vulnerability that made the album it called home so captivating and relatable.

When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. As such, let’s hope ‘Moves Like Jagger’ global chart success is but a small indication of what’s to come for Christina Aguilera, one of the most gifted artists of this generation.

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In the words of diva rival Mariah, Jennifer Lopez looks hot tamale in the shot above.

And while you’d be forgiven for thinking the pic depicts the singer in her heyday, a throwback post this is not.

Indeed, it was snapped this weekend on the set of the video for will.i.am‘s latest single ‘Hard’ – which the 42 year old mother features on.

Needless to say, Ms. Lopez is proving that, while some age like milk, she’s ageing like the finest of wines. Work!

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Some love her while others loathe her, but there is no denying the impact Pop debutante Nicki Minaj has made on the charts.

Enjoying the well publicized success of her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘, which has now sold around 2 million copies worldwide, the former drama student now has more cause to celebrate.

As of October 23rd of this year, her single ‘Super Bass‘ has sold over 3 million copies, making it the top-selling digital single by female Hip Hop act.

More details below…

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Now set to make its way to the world this coming Tuesday, a sneak peek for JoJo‘s ‘Disaster‘ video is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Get into the heartfelt clip below…

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Expected to premiere in coming weeks, details surrounding Lady GaGa‘s visual for  her new single ‘Marry The Night‘ has been scarce to say the least.

Now, the one time waitress has shared more on the clip during an interview in India just hours ago, explaining its theme and why she feels it is autobiographical in nature.

Interview below…

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With the release of Cher Lloyd‘s debut album ‘Sticks + Stones’ drawing nearer, the singer is giving fans a taste of what to expect when the LP arrives in stores on November 7th.

Get familiar with what the 18 year old is serving up below…

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Just can’t knock Jojo‘s hustle.  Aside from accompanying Joe Jonas and Taio Cruz on a nationwide trek, fans have caught the songstress at many a promo stop in support of her forthcoming album ‘Jumping Trains’.

Most recently,the hometown hitmaker took to her native Boston’s MyFOX 25 studio to perform her latest soon-to-be hit ‘Disaster’.  The song, the first lifted from her starlet’s highly anticipated 2012 LP, will see its accompanying visual debut in the coming days.

Until then, catch the Bay State beauty after the jump:

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Which lovely songstress had fans going gaga over this killer footwear in London this week?

Hint:  Simon Cowell made some interesting comments about her recently.

Find out who after the jump:

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While one diva sang about moving like Jagger, another is preparing to move with him.  For, as reported here, comeback queen Jennifer Lopez has joined forces with legendary rocker Mick Jagger and producer/Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am for quite the unexpected musical mixture.  The result?  ‘Hard’ – the futuristic club banger that has been making its rounds across many an outlet.

While fans awaited the fate of the track, J. Lo (speaking with Extra) confirms that a video is indeed in the works for the song and explained how the collab came about.  Fans are undoubtedly in a frenzy as the news comes on the heels of Lopez’s own musical venture, ‘Papi’, hitting #1 on U.S. Dance charts this week.

Find out what J. Lo said and give the song a go below:

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The fourth live show of  X Factor 2011 aired tonight.

{For those unfamiliar with The X Factor, the show is the UK’s version of American Idol – with a twist in that groups and over 28’s are eligible to enter. Now in it’s seventh season, the show is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, and JLS. Its US incarnation launched last month on FOX}.

Watch this week’s performances below…

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