Posts By Stacy Lambe

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Listen To Lorde’s Kid Sister Cover A Great Big World + Christina Aguilera

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Last year turned out to be a breakout year for You Oughta Know artist Lorde, who took over the charts with “Royals.” However, she may have to make room for her 15-year-old sister in 2014. Over the weekend, India “Indy” Yelich-O’Connor tweeted a link to her cover of fellow YOK artist, A Great Big World. Indy took on the band’s “Say Something,” a duet with Christina Aguilera, proving she has vocal talents of her own. Maybe a duet with her big sister is in order?

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Duet Albums We Wish Would Happen

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Who doesn’t love a good duet? There’s something exciting about when two artists come together on a song and create something special. The right pair knows how to blend their vocals, merge their best assets and play off each other’s talents. Brandy and Monica knew how to do this when they recorded “The Boy Is Mine.” Although it was a huge hit, that’s all fans got. We never got a second duet single or even an album. That’s a real shame considering how those two would have brought the house down with an entire record. The same goes for regular collaborators, Beyonce and Jay Z, or Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez. These artists make up the list of duet albums we hope that happen!

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Pre-Michelle: The Last Year The Original Destiny’s Child Was Together

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The year was 1999 and it felt like anything could happen. (For the most part it did.) One of the breakouts of the year was a group comprised of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett known as Destiny’s Child. For many fans, it was the first time they even heard of or really listened to the group. But for longtime fans, the ones who knew them from their “Killing Time” days, this was just the next chapter in the girls’ story.

Formed in 1996, the Destiny’s Child had been steadily building an empire, chipping away at the success of girl groups before them. With many of the ’90s acts on the way out, there was only TLC to contend with. But just as quickly as it started, it was over. Like we said: it was 1999, the last year the original line up of Destiny’s Child was together.

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“Love Me Again” Surprise Ending: John Newman Reveals The Video’s Inspiration

British singer John Newman is the latest import to make his way Stateside to see if he’ll strike gold like those who came before him. He’s not taking the challenge lightly. His first single, “Love Me Again,” a smash in the UK is a bombastic tune about love loss and (hopefully) found again. The EDM/soul track is paired with an equally energetic video, featuring two lovers who appear to be from opposite ends of town. Newman tells VH1 that the video is inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo & Juliet.

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The Best All-Female Duets Of All Time

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With the release of Shakira and Rihanna’s new duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” we are reminded of all the female pairings to come before them. In fact, this is Shakira’s second time collaboration with a fierce R&B lady. Meanwhile, a number of pop’s biggest stars made duets a regular thing in the ’90s. Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand led the charge and recently Beyonce and Lady Gaga have picked up the slack. But what’s the best duet of them all? Check it out and sound off in our poll.

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Looking Back On 1999: 15 Epic Music Moments Turning 15

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The year was 1999. It was the final 365 days before the Millennium and with the fear of Y2K before us, it felt like anything could happen. Maybe it was the fear that the world was going to end or just a certain amount of “carpe diem” creeping into the system but it seemed like music tastes were all over the place. Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys led the pop charge and dominated the TRL era. Latin music exploded thanks to Ricky Martin. Meanwhile, punk decided to go punk, rap decided to go rock and R&B decided to kick men to the curb. It was a year all onto itself and these are the biggest moments turning 15 as we roll into 2014.

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The Biggest Flops Of 2013

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While we like celebrating the biggest comebacks, our favorite songs and albums and all the insanely awesome GIFs, sometimes things are just a flop. This year was filled with a number failures, whether it was albums (sorry, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake), music videos (all Kanye) or reunions (98 Degrees had nothing on the competition). Unfortunately for these artists, things didn’t work out. Here are the biggest flops of 2013:

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Looking Back On Music’s Big Year In GIFs

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2013, like any other other year, had its ups and downs, surprises, snubs and WTF moments. But unlike any other year, every essential moment in 2013 was captured and preserved in GIF form. We no longer had to dig through YouTube to watch a 30-second ad before a 15-second video splice of an award show performance gone wrong. All we had to to was turn to Google and image search, “Miguel leg drop GIF.” Boom, the results were full of animated pictures showing you exactly what you wanted to see from the Billboard Music Awards.

So, let’s take a look back on this year in GIFs.

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10 Things To Know About Beyonce’s New Single, “XO”

On Friday, Beyonce surprised the world with a brand new audio visual album simply called Beyonce. The first two singles off the record are “Drunk In Love” featuring hubby Jay Z and “XO,” a feel-good jam that’s sure to race up the charts. We have everything you need to know about the new song and video that’s to be played everywhere in the coming months.

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13 Incredible Moments From Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

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While Beyonce failed to give us that fifth album fans have been dying for, she did make good on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. If there was one thing that kept us talking about Beyonce, it was the tour itself. Thanks to paparazzi, phone-addicted fans and social media, we were able to keep up on every moment of the tour.

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