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Britney Spears. Janet Jackson. The Final Battle For The Pop Queen Crown Is On

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And then there were two. After weeks of debate, your votes have narrowed down the sizable Pop Royal Court, and now the contenders face the last hurdle. Britney Jean Spears and Janet Damita Jo Jackson are going head to head in VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff Finals. This is for all the marbles, folks. The winner today gets the crown. Read on to cast your vote!

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Beyonce Vs. Janet Jackson For The Pop Queen Title Is The Only Election That Matters Today

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It’s election day across the country, but we all know that the only votes that really count are the ones in VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff! We’ve got a royal rumble today, as Queen Beyonce throws down with Janet JacksonTHIS IS IMPORTANT, YOU GUYS!

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Kurt Cobain’s Newly Discovered Sound Collage Mixtape Will Melt Your Brain

It’s been widely established that Kurt Cobain had an extremely wide range of musical influences, and nowhere is this more apparent than on ‘Montage Of Heck’ -a newly unearthed sound collage mixtape he recorded years before reaching international stardom with Nirvana. The trippy aural montage pulls together songs and sound effects from literally everyone you can imagine, and even a few you can’t. Cher, Led Zep, William Shatnerthe Jackson 5, and even clips from The Flintstones are represented. Hold on to your hats,  because it’s about to get weird.

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You’re Probably Pronouncing These Pop Star Names Wrong. Don’t Worry, So Are Most People

You might think it’s pretty awesome being a pop star. Think about it: you get to travel all around the world to play your music for adoring fans! On paper it may seem amazing, but you’re forgetting a hidden dark-side to the whole deal. We’re talking about constantly having your name mispronounced. Seriously, from singers Lykke Li and Jhene Aiko, to bands like CHVRCHES and HAIM, it happens way more than you think. Read more…

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Britney Spears Takes On Rihanna In The Pop Queen Faceoff Semi-Finals After Shocking Upset

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The semi-finals for VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff begins today with Britney Spears taking on Rihanna! Want to know who else made it to the next round? Read on the find out! One thing’s definitely for sure: there was a major jaw-dropping upset.

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Yoko Ono Fuses Art And Activism To Achieve World Peace In The 21st Century

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Yoko Ono is doing more than just imagining a better world—she’s creating it. The boundary-breaking cultural icon is on the front lines campaigning for a host of causes ranging from international peace, responsible emissions, gender equality and fracking limitations. Decades after first appearing on the world stage alongside late husband John Lennon, Ono’s revolutionary flame shines on and her rebellious spirit makes her an unrivaled force for positive change.

Last week she took time to honor a fellow philanthropic crusader, Hard Rock International CEO Hamish Dodds, by presenting him with the Spirit of Excellence Award on behalf of the T.J. Martell Foundation. Since 2008, the pair have teamed up annually with WhyHunger for “IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER,” an initiative that has brought 9.7 million farm-fresh meals to starving children in over 20 countries and taught over 8,800 family and community members techniques for sustained food production. 

Before taking the podium, Ono sat down with VH1 to reflect on the work she’s done not only with Dodds, but also throughout her extraordinary lifetime. In the midst of troubling times for our planet, she offers advice for how to stay hopeful in the face of negativity, outraged in the face of apathy, and fearless in the face of overwhelming opposition.

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Legendary Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead At 71

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Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist and singer for rock icons Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, died as his home in Suffolk, England today at the age of 71. His death was confirmed by his family via Facebook earlier this morning. “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend,” the statement read. “The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

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