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After Sluggish Start, Summer Concert Season Finishes Strong

September 17, 2014

At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were...

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See Beyonce and Jay Z's 'Bonnie and Clyde'-Like 'Bang Bang'

September 15, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay Z have posted the first of a three-part, Bonnie and Clyde–themed mini–art house film, Bang Bang, that they made while filming scenes for their recent On the Run tour. In stark black and white, the couple meet at a Beyoncé...

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Beyonce Sneezes on MTV and MTV Gets Sicker

August 25, 2014

Beyoncé did a lot more than steal the MTV Video Music Awards last night — that wasn't hard to do, on a night when she had basically no competition. The Sovereign of Surfbort looked like a grown woman competing in a kiddie talent show...

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VMAs 2014 Winners: Beyonce Dominates MTV's Big Night

August 25, 2014

Did you know that Arcade Fire won an award at the MTV Video Music Awards, or that Beyoncé won three Moonmen in addition to her Video Vanguard Award? Probably not. Even though MTV wrapped up the ceremony 15 minutes early – ample...

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Miley Cyrus Sends Homeless Youth to Accept Video of the Year

August 24, 2014

When Jimmy Fallon announced Miley Cyrus' name as winner of Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," the singer stood and directed a young man with long, blonde hair to the stage. "Thank you, all," he said, as Cyrus looked on. "My name is Jesse." He explained...

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NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl

August 19, 2014

The NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, their top choices to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world, according to The Wall...

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Beyonce to Receive Video Vanguard Award, Perform at VMAs

August 7, 2014

Whether Beyoncé wins any awards or not, the upcoming 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be her night. In addition to being the most nominated artist this year – with eight nods altogether – Beyoncé is also set to receive MTV's...

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Beyonce Drops Surprise 'Flawless' Remix With Nicki Minaj

August 3, 2014

Beyoncé dropped a new surprise on her website late on Saturday night, posting a remix to her track "Flawless" featuring an intense new verse from Nicki Minaj. Early on in the track, Beyoncé makes a telling declaration: "We escalate,...

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Watch the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

July 24, 2014

The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating, hyper-sexualized glory. Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or BDSM dungeon, you'll have to settle for a fleeting few snippets...

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Beyonce, Eminem, Iggy Azalea Lead MTV Video Music Award Noms

July 17, 2014

Major, established pop stars dominate the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards this year, with a few artists who broke out in the past year, like Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus and Sam Smith, getting recognized in major categories. The awards ceremony...

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Beyonce and Jay Z's Tour to Air on HBO

July 11, 2014

UPDATE: HBO announced that the show will premiere on Saturday, Sept. 20th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Beyoncé and Jay Z's ongoing love affair with HBO, which has been running clips of Beyoncé's Mrs. Carter World Tour after True Blood and previously...

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20 Best & Worst Moments at the 2014 VMAs

August 25, 2014

MTV's Video Music Awards thrive on big moments and big controversies — and last night's ceremony (the network's 31st) was light on both. Last year's show garnered massive ratings and massive amounts of chatter thanks to Miley's derriere, so...

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Watch Beyonce Sing Every Song on New Album at VMAs

August 25, 2014

Beyoncé was an obvious choice to receive this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards: In addition to classic clips ranging from the Destiny's Child-era to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies," the singer...

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VMA Predictions: Who Will Win, and What Will Kanye Do?

August 21, 2014

The MTV Video Music Awards have never really been about continuity. This is due mainly to the network's refusal to acknowledge its past, either because it can't (the whole "You guys don't play music videos anymore" thing) or it won't (since its core demo...

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Beyonce Channels Nancy Sinatra' in 'On the Run' Trailer

August 17, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay Z promoted their On The Run tour with a star-studded trailer for a non-existent action film, and they're harnessing a similar vibe in a new preview for their upcoming HBO special.  The...

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Nicki Minaj Details Beyonce Collaboration

August 4, 2014

Nicki Minaj has offered some background about her surprise guest verse on Beyoncé's new "Flawless" remix. In a radio interview with New York radio station Hot 97 (via Complex), Minaj says she jumped at the chance to work with the singer: "[Manager]...

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5 Seconds of Summer Dethrone 'Weird Al' on Charts

July 30, 2014

Man, these sad numbers are steady—album sales down 15 percent, track sales down 13 percent. Maybe Adele can come back and save us all? BOY BAND'S CHART RUN WILL PROBABLY LAST MORE THAN 5 SECONDS: 5 Seconds of Summer has done everything right...

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Beyonce Fashion Exhibit Coming to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

July 18, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum mostly houses priceless music artifacts from Hall of Famers – like John Lennon's psychedelic Sgt. Pepper's jacket or an electric guitar owned by Kurt Cobain. But the Cleveland, Ohio museum is starting...

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Sia Scores First Number One Album as 'Frozen' Sees Resurgence

July 16, 2014

Slow sales continue, but at least they're consistent — tracks are down 13 percent and albums are down 15 percent, numbers that have held steady for weeks. Here's a new one, though, according to Billboard: This week's overall sales of 4.1 million...

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Jay Z Joins Young Jeezy to Proclaim 'Seen It All'

July 1, 2014

Jay Z and Young Jeezy expound on all that's happened in their lives, from cruising the block to trotting the globe, on "Seen It All," the latest song from the Atlanta rapper's upcoming album of the same name. Both MCs recall their seedier days slinging...

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