Diva Battles: Beyonce Vs. Whitney Houston

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?VH1 Divas? is back and airing live on Sept. 17 at 9PM EST. In honor of this iconic event we?ve got some of the best performances from past Divas shows, duking it out in an A-List caliber cage match. Check out the clips and vote for your favorite in the poll above, and don?t forget to check out the official VH1 Divas site for more videos, photos and news about the upcoming show.

Using their vocal chords as weapons in this battle: Beyonce and Whitney Houston.

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Diva Battles: Nelly Furtado Vs. Destiny’s Child

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?VH1 Divas? is back and airing live on Sept. 17 at 9PM EST. In honor of this iconic event we?ve got some of the best performances from past Divas shows, duking it out in an A-List caliber cage match. Check out the clips and vote for your favorite in the poll above, and don?t forget to check out the official VH1 Divas site for more videos, photos and news about the upcoming show.

Battling it out below: Nelly Furtado and Destiny’s Child.

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Diva Battles: Diana Ross Vs. Debbie Harry

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“VH1 Divas” is back and airing live on Sept. 17 at 9PM EST. In honor of this iconic event we’ve got some of the best performances from past Divas shows, duking it out in an A-List caliber cage match. Check out the clips and vote for your favorite in the poll above, and don’t forget to check out the official VH1 Divas site for more videos, photos and news about the upcoming show.

First up: Diana Ross and Debbie Harry battle it out below the jump!

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Sail Away With VH1 And 3 Doors Down

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Ladies and gentlemen, consider the following question before booking your next cruise ship vacation. Would you like to dance to “La Cucaracha” with bloated tourists who haven’t seen sun or fun in years or would you prefer to rock the deck with real bands and the cute, pop-culture savvy VH1 set? Yeah. We thought so.

Book a cabin now on our VH1 Best Cruise Ever — a music fest at sea hosted by 3 Doors Down (pictured) and featuring Lifehouse and Shinedown. Special guests include Finger Eleven, Carolina Liar, SAFETYSUIT and others. (Listen to the bands that will be on board here.) We’ll sail together from Tampa to Grand Cayman, April 15-19. Read the official press release after the jump.

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The Beatles Invade VH1 Classic

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UPDATE: The Beatles Shop is here! Pre-order ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ and buy the entire digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue one month before the worldwide release! CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING!

The Fab Four sparked the British Invasion when they hit American shores in 1964 and nearly half a century later they’re taking over VH1 Classic in “The Beatles Shop On VH1 Classic,” set to air August 9 at 9PM EST and August 10 at 3AM and 5PM EST.

This on-air extravaganza will allow fans to pre-order what will surely be two of the year’s most coveted releases in music and gaming, including The Beatles: Rock Band and the entire digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue. Both items will be released on Sept. 9 and will most likely fly off of store shelves.

Watch the trailer for the new Rock Band to find out why it’s being called “revolutionary,” become a fan of The Beatles: Rock Band on Facebook,? follow The Beatles: Rock Band on Twitter, and read a list of all Beatles-related goodies that will be available for purchase after the jump.

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The Revolution Will Be Televised – With Kasabian As Its Soundtrack

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Behold the Lords of the Revolution, VH1′s newest Rock Documentary series that explores some of the biggest iconoclasts from the past century. The five-day documentary, premiering on August 10 at 8PM EST, will focus on five people or groups that have changed the shape of pop culture and in some cases, the world. Each night, a different documentary will focus on the following legends: Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, Muhammad Ali, The Black Panthers, and Cheech and Chong.

There’s no better way to introduce the most influential minds of a past generation than with an example of the most creative minds of the next generation. The promos for Lords of the Revolution feature a band that’s no stranger to iconic imagery: Kasabian take their name from Linda Kasabian, a follower of Charles Manson and star witness in the trial that imprisoned him. Their song “Fast Fuse” (listen in the clip above or at Rhapsody) is the Stone Roses by way of the BeatlesWhite Album (so that ties nicely into the Helter Skelter-y history of their name) and is on their third album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. And if you’re not convinced yet that they’re worth a listen, maybe the world’s most famous wizard will put you over the edge — Daniel Radcliffe is a fan.

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Jay-Z Steps In For Beastie Boys As All Points West Headliner

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The three-day All Points West Festival appeared to take a hit when the Beastie Boys pulled out after Adam Yauch disclosed that he has parotid gland cancer. (Don’t freak out. It’s “very treatable.”) But all is not lost. In fact, some will be thrilled that Jay-Z is replacing the Beasties as the headliner on Friday, July 31.

As a coincidental bonus, MGMT is on the same bill and the two collaborated for the jigga man’s forthcoming album, Blueprint 3. Can we expect a sneak peek of their new song? We’re betting on it.

The festival runs from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. If you can’t attend, tune in this fall to Palladia to watch highlights from the festival — in high-def, no less.

Additional performers include the YeahYeahYeahs, Vampire Weekend, Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello and the?Arctic Monkeys. Get the full lineup after the jump.

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Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus Head VH1 Divas Lineup!

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Update: VH1 Divas 2010 has just been announced with performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Sugarland and others. Kathy Griffin to host. Get all the details at VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.

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VH1 Divas is back with a new crop of sirens! Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus will head the lineup of this year’s show, which is set to air live Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9/8c. Peep the press release below, and click hit Divas.VH1.com to share your Divas Story about how your favorite diva influenced your life:

After a four-year hiatus, VH1 will bring back the legendary live concert event VH1 Divas by featuring some of pop music?s most talented female artists ? Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus. The VH1 Divas concert will be televised live on VH1 on Thursday, September 17 at 9/8c.

For the first time ever, these leading ladies at the top of their musical game will perform together live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York.? Continuing in true Divas tradition, the evening will feature a night of unforgettable performances from various performers, presenters and special guests. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fans can go now to Divas.VH1.com to submit a ?Diva Stories? text or video testimonial that tells the world how their favorite diva has influenced their life. VH1 wants to hear from all Divas? fans ? favorite songs, favorite moments and the craziest things they?ve done to show their diva how they feel.? Select testimonials may be featured online and on-air leading up to this year?s live telecast. Users will also be able to browse and view other?s testimonials as well as receive news and updates on VH1 Divas. In mid-August, VH1 will launch additional online elements including past performances and Divas-inspired music video playlists. Users can also follow all show-related news and details, as well as thoughts on this year?s show from other fans by following the VH1 Divas twitter account at http://twitter.com/vh1divas.

?An amazingly talented group of young women have successfully launched themselves into the global music scene since our last VH1 Divas show.? We?re very excited to have so many of them join us at this year?s momentous event,? said Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development VH1, and VH1 Classic.? ?Adele, Kelly, Leona and Miley have all captured the world?s attention with their talent and have earned their designation as VH1 Divas this year.? Don?t let some of their young age?s fool you ? these women are among the best entertainers in the world and will continue to thrill music fans for a long time to come.?

Premiering on VH1 in 1998, VH1 Divas became synonymous with some of the most memorable live female vocal performances in television history.? The show quickly became a highly anticipated annual phenomenon, generating speculation among music fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year?s telecast.? Previous featured performers over the years included Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Cher, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Chaka Khan and many more.

VH1 Divas is executive produced by Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Patrizia DiMaria.

As in previous years, VH1 Divas specials raise funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of musical instruments have been donated to 1,600 public schools in 100 cities, improving the lives of more than 1.2 million children.

Exclusive VH1 Save The Music VIP tickets and Gold Circle ticket packages will offer premium seating to the live VH1 Divas concert plus pre and post party access and an exclusive gift bag. ?Event sponsorship opportunities are also available to the two distinctively different VH1 Divas Parties on the same night. For more information on tickets or to sponsor an event, please contact: Nia.Mack@vh1savethemusic.com or at 212-846-7324.

VH1 Divas is sponsored by Garnier? Fructis? and CoverGirl?.

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Watch Mariah Carey’s New Video “Obsessed”!

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It’s the video you’ve been hearing about and waiting to see!? Mariah Carey takes on the haters in her new video “Obsessed” from her upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. ? See Mimi? do double duty as her sexy self and jump genders to portray an obsessed celebrity stalker who bears resemblance to a certain Detroit rapper who’s name rhymes with Grim Gravy.

Jordin Sparks Has A New CD – Hear It Now!

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Listen to American Idol veteran Jordin Sparks‘ brand new CD Battlefield (19/Jive/JLG) in full a week before it hits stores! The album, her second, is filled with tunes about life and love and features production from Stargate, Claude Kelly and T-Pain among others.

CLICK HERE to listen to The Leak: Battlefield (19/Jive/JLG)

CLICK HERE to watch My Playlist: Jordin Sparks and see her favorite videos and exclusive interview footage!