Ed Sheeran + Macklemore Collab At iHeartRadio Fest, Fans Flip Over Bey + Jay HBO Show And More On First Dibs

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FD922WIt was mash-up city at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, fans went wild over are Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run HBO special, Blake Shelton gets bromantic, Aberdeen, Washington pays tribute to native son Kurt Cobain and more on First Dibs.

 

  • Find out about Ed Sheeren and Macklemore‘s historic collab and what other must see performances you missed at Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival.  [Billboard]
  • Fans lost their s**t over Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run HBO special and we’ve got the best tweets. [VH1}
  • Blake Shelton talks about all the relationships he's made on The Voice including his bromance with Adam Levine. [Rolling Stone]
  • Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spoke at the dedication of a new mural in Aberdeen, Washington  that honors the legacy of Kurt Cobain and reunites with original drummer Aaron Burkhard. [Stereogum]
  • Against Me singer Laura Jane Grace is no fan of former bandmate and new Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg. [Metalsucks]
  • Indie rock legends The Replacements reunite and rock Forest Hills, Queens with an unexpected Jackson 5 cover. [Spin]

Count Down Which Bands Have Had The Most Ridiculous Amounts Of Lineup Changes

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If bands hope to achieve longevity, the groups better be prepared drop members and pick up new ones along the way. Of course, there are bands who still have all their original members, but some groups have opted to frequently try out different lineups. Those changes have led some groups to amass small armies of past members.
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Watch MAGIC! Crown Their Favorite “Rude” Fan Cover Video

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MAGIC! had an incredible run with their chart-topping smash hit “Rude.” Released nearly a year ago in their native Canada, the song blew up there and then caught on South of the border in the U.S. and was heard on the radio all summer long. Its reggae and pop infused melody combined with the classic story of boy + girl + her disaproving Dad inspired fans, YouTube stars and even parents to put their own spin on the song. Read more…

Fans Lose Their Sh*T To Beyonce And Jay Z’s Epic HBO On The Run Special

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Beyonce and Jay Z just broke the Internet. HBO premiered the couple’s On The Run concert special that captured Bey and Jay’s last show in Paris where they performed a mind-boggling set of over 40 songs and brought out Nicki Minaj to perform the Flawless Remix. Naturally, twitter began to implode.

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Five Reasons We’re “Souled”on Jhene Aiko After Seeing Her Live In Concert

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Jhene Aiko is doing “it” right now on the music front, and is making quite a name for herself in the process as the “it” girl to know about. The soulful songstress just released her sophomore album, Souled Out, on September 9th and we couldn’t wait to see one of her shows to see firsthand what folks have been buzzing about. We were witness to her performance last night in front of a sold out crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and what did we discover? That we’re officially “souled” on Jhene Aiko. Read more…

Jennifer Lopez Redefines Meaning of Bootylicious in New Video

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In case you didn’t know, Jennifer Lopez has a big butt and in her latest video for “Booty,” she’s working with what God gave her. On her newest single from A.K.A., Lopez teams up with Iggy Azalea for a catchy, boombastic song that leaves nothing to the imagination. This is record (and subsequent video) is a victory lap for the singer and actress who has practically built a career around her biggest asset.

In the new video, Lopez and Azalea celebrate their curves with four straight minutes of rump-shaking, booty-tooching, assercise, and plenty of congratulatory butt slaps. Read more…

Always Imitated, Never Duplicated: Everything In Pop Music That Janet Jackson Did First

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We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Janet Jackon’s Rhythm Nation 1814 and bowing down before the pop goddess that is Janet Jackson. Almost from the start Janet was a trailblazer, fusing pop, R&B and hip-hop, raising the bar for music video choreography,  speaking out about social injustice and breaking racial and sexual taboos. The trends she started in fashion and music can still be seen in the work of today’s female stars, such as Ciara, Britney Spears and Beyonce among many others.

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