Harry Styles is pressing on full steam with the push for sophomore album ‘Fine Line.’

Ahead of its arrival on Friday (December 13th), the former One Direction lead staged a takeover of The Late Late Show With James Corden. 

As well as stepping in as guest host, Styles took to the stage to perform latest single ‘Adore You.’ 

Check out his stirring showing below, where his Carpool Karaoke segment also awaits…

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Whether good, bad, ugly, or somewhere in between, 2019 brought with it some of modern Pop culture’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll look back on how the monstrous success of Mother Monster’s ‘Shallow’ not only penciled her name in history books, but reaffirmed her position as one of Pop culture’s leading forces.

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This time last year relative newcomer Jacquees ruffled the feathers of some of R&B’s most devoted listeners when he crowned himself the genre’s king (click here to read more).  Inciting ridicule and backlash – even from some of the format’s most prized male vocalists (see:  Usher, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, and more) – the announcement garnered all the wrong types of attention for the 25-year-old.

Despite the push back, ‘Quees doubled down on his proclamation by titling his sophomore effort ‘King of R&B’ (in stores now).  Now hot on the promo trail in its support, he’s hitting back at detractors who mistake his ‘confidence for arrogance.’  Most recently spotted at SiriusXM cranking out live renditions of some of the album’s prized gems, look inside to hear him sound off on ‘haters’ and more:

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Ally Brooke dazzled viewers of the ‘Miss Universe 2019’ pageant on Sunday (December 8) when she delivered a medley of ‘Low Key,’ ‘Higher,’ and other songs set to line her long-awaited solo debut effort.

Yet, while praise rang out on social media for the 26-year-old’s improved stage presence and confidence, that acclaim was later outpaced by a swarm of detractors who slammed the former Fifth Harmony darling for her second performance. Following her uptempo opener with a slowed salute to Queen of Tejano Selena, Brooke – a Texas native – tackled the Grammy winner’s 1995 hit, ‘Dreaming of You,’ with a stirring cover.

Unfortunately, it stirred some to anger and disappointment.  See what we mean inside:

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While promoting his new book, ‘Destiny’s Child:  The Untold Story,’ their former manager Mathew Knowles told a story to our friends at VLADTV that started a firestorm.

As we reported here, the music mogul dished on the early days of the best-selling girl group by also discussing some of their early hardships.  One such “bump in the road” was an incident where, according to Knowles, a teenage Kelly Rowland reported members of R&B group Jagged Edge were harassing her and Beyoncé.  And, while Mathew never specifically stated the harassment was of a sexual nature (even though it was strongly implied), J.E.’s alleged misconduct led him to permanently dissolve his business relationship with them at the time.

Just moments after the explosive accusation hit the net Tuesday (December 10), the #Beyhive – Bey’s beloved fan group – sprung to action and began swarming the ‘Let’s Get Married’ maestros’ respective social media handles with bee emojis and insults.  The response led some of the members to clap back.

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Mariah Carey is going all-out with the push for her holiday classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’

As reported, this week saw the festive bop back at the peak position it first achieved last year (#3).

Now, it looks like Mimi will be gifting herself a major streaming boost while her Lambs will a #1.

For, in a new interview, the songbird hints at the wrapping of an all new video for the song – 25 years on.

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While the world lost Nipsey Hussle the rapper, Lauren London suffered a much more personal loss following the tragic March murder of the MC. A man who was her partner and the father of their child.

To honor his life and his mantra (“The Marathon Continues”), the actress has teamed with Puma, appearing a new campaign named ‘Forever Stronger.’

A rep for London explained of the partnership:

“Lauren London is proud to join forces with PUMA to support her on this next chapter of her journey. This piece was a creative vision Lauren wanted to bring to life to signify the continuation of her marathon alongside PUMA. Forever Stronger.”
Watch the moving visual below…

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Trippie Redd has announced that he is planning to free himself from the demonic force that is drug abuse.

Full story below…

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‘Tempo’ performer Lizzo saw her name speed to the top of headlines over the weekend when she donned a risqué, buttocks-baring ensemble to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game Sunday (December 8).  As if that wasn’t enough, the 31-year-old broke out into a twerk when her song, ‘Juice,’ was played over the venue’s loud speaker.

Beyond garnering a bevy of complaints from concerned parents (as it was a family friendly event), some detractors pointed to the Platinum-selling singer’s size as the reason the outfit was inappropriate.  As heated discussions about the limits of body positivity, fat-shaming, and bias rage on, Liz took to social media to respond to the ongoing criticism – a commentary that led her to tears as she reflected on her journey to self-acceptance.

See her reaction video inside:

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Mathew Knowles has started a fire thanks to his recent interview with our friends at VladTV.

Hot on the promo trail in support of his recently released book, ‘Destiny’s Child:  The Untold Story,’ the music mogul dished on some of its content – including the shocking insinuation that 2 members of the 90’s R&B group Jagged Edge harassed members of Destiny’s Child (namely Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé).

The accusation was particularly shocking as both young ladies were teenagers at the time of the alleged incident.

Leading to the dissolution of his business relationship with the ‘Walked Outta Heaven’ wailers, look inside to hear Mathew – albeit mum on which two members are being referenced – recount the unfortunate tale:

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Backlash has acted as no deterrent for John Legend and Kelly Clarkson as they continue to promote their revamped version of the holiday classic, ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ (featured on the deluxe edition of the former’s ‘Legendary Christmas’ album).

Despite earning resistance for its updated lyrics, which were reimagined to be more socially conscious than the original, the duo gave the tune its first live rendition via a stunning performance on ‘The Voice’ last week.  The acclaim from the showing must have prompted an encore because the Grammy winners – who both serve as judges on this season of the reality talent competition – reunited on Clarkson’s top-rated talk show for yet another impressive rendition.

Watch it inside:

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Camila Cabello‘s blazing the promo trail on both sides of the pond in support of her latest LP, ‘Romance.’

As the project battles for the chart’s top spot in the United States (as we reported here), Cabello brought her talents to the United Kingdom to showcase some of the project’s critically acclaimed numbers.  Opting to press pause on the heavily promoted ‘Living Proof,’ the 22-year-old turned her sights to album cut, ‘Easy,’ and made rendering a stunning live performance of the cut look just that – easy.

Donning a stage-covering pink dress, the dramatic showing came courtesy of her visit to BBC One’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’ this weekend (December 8).

If you’re among the singer’s worldwide fans who missed the action, it awaits inside:

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