Posts By Emily Exton

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Twerking, Travel, Tubs: Rihanna’s Year Without An Album

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Rihanna might be the hardest working woman in music. For all the inappropriately sexy photos she produces, the 25-year-old has released seven albums in seven years, earning 12 No. 1 singles in the process.

Her failure to produce a follow up to Unapologetic in the last 12 months, however, brings her signature breakneck pace to a halt. This rare absence on the New Releases charts suggests she’s tired of constantly churning out other people’s songs or simply needs a chance to unwind. Or both.

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Exclusive Sneak: JOHNNYSWIM Covers Britney Spears

While VH1′s You Oughta Know In Concert is a chance to showcase the very best in hand-picked talent, it’s a known truth that everything is better with a little Britney. As in, it’s Britney, bitch. Amanda and Abner of Nashville-based duo JOHNNYSWIM took the stage at Roseland Ballroom to tear through this year’s Heart Beats EP, but not before paying tribute to the goddess of pop.

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Ain’t Nobody Messing With My Clique: The Best Hip-Hop Posses Of All-Time

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Hip-hop has always been aspirational, so it makes sense that fans would want to emulate the swagger and closeness certain collections of artists seem to have (along with their monetary success and worldwide fame, natch). Whether they’re hometown heroes who came up in the same neighborhood like Drake‘s OVO Crew, or were brought together by label execs hoping for stardom, forming and promoting a clique is just as important as releasing good music.

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Lady Gaga Shows Us Her Teeth At First-Ever YouTube Music Awards

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The first-ever YouTube Awards took place in New York on Sunday, filling our award season void in eccentric fashion. Featuring an eclectic roundup of today’s biggest performers with awards determined by their fans, the show paid tribute to the power of the internet in moments concocted solely for their viral potential. Prior to Lady Gaga‘s performance, she walked the red carpet sans pants but with an interesting set of false teeth, suggesting she had had her fair share of Halloween candy and then some.

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From Flab To Fab: 10 Male Musicians Who’ve Transformed Their Bodies

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While drastic weight loss for an upcoming role is common in television and movies, the music industry has witnessed its share of body transformations by chart-topping performers. For some, shedding pounds and adding muscle is gradual–or strongly related the a sudden influx of hormones (hello, puberty) they’ve been hit with. For others, the conscious decision to go for the bulge comes later, leaving us stunned by their shocking new looks.

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They Got It From Their Mamas: The 12 Hottest Mothers Of Musicians

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Miley Cyrus is hot… but have you seen her mom? While today’s pop stars often have a larger than life glam squad to help them get camera-ready, there’s really one person responsible for those enviable good looks: their mothers. Yes, genetics is a powerful thing. Read more…

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Drake Throws Himself A Birthday Party In Brooklyn

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Drake brought his Would You Like a Tour? to Brooklyn on Monday night, performing at the Barclays Center as the spirit of Hov and Jason Kidd watched over him. Because it was a few days after his 27th birthday, and New York is the best place to celebrate any occasion, Drizzy threw himself a party during the show. And he was generous enough to invite 18,000 of his closest friends!

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Rihanna’s Latest Instagram Dump: Poolside Twerking & River Island Looks

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Princess RiRi continues her world travels, hanging with wild animals and finding any available space to twerk. Rihanna‘s latest buzzworthy contribution to our Instagram feeds is important for two reasons: 1. She reminds us that Miley‘s not the only one who can twerk (or really even knows how) and 2. She reveals more of her upcoming collaboration with River Island for Winter 2013.

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Happy Birthday, Drake! Here Are 50 Photos To Help You Not Feel So Sad All The Time

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Aubrey Drake Graham turns 27 today, which means he’ll be celebrating before, after, and during his scheduled Would You Like A Tour? date in Toronto in the style that is so effortlessly his own.

Whether it’s courtside at the Knicks game, or atop a monstrous rock on an island he’s just discovered, Drizzy knows how to have a good time. Don’t let the music fool you! This guy actually enjoys smiling.

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5 Things We Learned About J. Cole From MTV’s Life & Rhymes

When J. Cole‘s album, Born Sinner, dropped in June, the music world took notice. The 28-year-old’s second LP elevated his status in the hip-hop community and has been praised for its high production value and epic storytelling. Cole reveals the meaning and origin of Born Sinner track “Crooked Smile” in his Life & Rhymes special with MTV, as well as takes us along on trip to his old neighborhood.

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