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What Is Going On With Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want?”

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Whether or not you think that ARTPOP was one of the highlights of 2013 or one of its disappointments, everyone has to agree that something very strange is going on with Lady Gaga‘s second single off the album, “Do What U Want.” Not only has the Terry Richardson-directed music video been delayed, but Gaga released a new version of the single featuring that replaced R. Kelly’s vocals with Christina Aguilera‘s. Is it all because of behind-the-scenes creative concerns or is Gaga distancing herself from R. Kelly? What’s true? What’s false? What is happening in the land of Gaga?!?!?

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What Was The Best Thing About Lady Gaga + Christina Aguilera’s “Do What U Want” Duet?

Say what u want about ARTPOP, people, Lady Gaga has been reminding us that she is still the queen of live spectacle — and that’s no small thing these days. Last night, she brought the house down on The Voice, singing for the first time with sometime rumored rival Christina Aguilera. Though we knew in advance that it would happen, and though we’ve watched it a number of times since, we still think it was one of those moments that made people happy they were watching live TV. Lame, groping, girl power … here’s our own countdown of everything that was amazing about it:
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Bow Down, B*tches: B-Day Girl Christina Can Teach Beyoncé A Lesson Or 10 In Pop Feminism

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It’s Christina Aguilera‘s birthday today! And while we’ve all been caught up the December Beylizzard that accompanied the drop of Beyoncé‘s new visual album, it’s time to poke our heads outside to pay that other pop diva with pipes her due (we’ll let you finish your birthday later, Taylor Swift). Now, I’m sure you’re content to spend now through the spring thaw rhapsodizing about Iliad-like qualities of King Bey’s epic audio-video release, analyzing its staunch feminist undertones. But let’s not forget that, at 33, X-Tina has been a strong feminist force in pop music for most of her career.
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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes Of A Great Big World’s “Say Something” Video With Christina Aguilera

Move over,  “Someone Like You” because there’s a new heart-wrenchingly gorgeous breakup song to make us sob into our morning Cinnamon Toast Crunch (don’t judge). The delicate beauty of indie duo A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” is enough to make us cry, but the incredible success story behind this little-song-that-could is enough to cheer us right back up again.

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Double Trouble: The 35 Best-Selling Double Albums Of All Time

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Ahhh, the double album. It wasn’t always just for greatest hits packages and live releases. Yes, there was a time when these twin-plates were the format of choice for musicians with a lot of material and a lot to say. The results were usually sprawling opuses, packed to the brim with epic tracks. Sure we record buyers had to shell out a little extra cash, but we didn’t care. In fact, we felt spoiled: We were being treated to TWO new records by our favorite artist instead of just one!

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Friday Face-Off Stripper Edition: The Pussycat Dolls Vs. Christina Aguilera

The highly anticipated We’re The Millers was released Wednesday, and we’re all thinking the same thing: DAMN Jennifer Aniston makes a hot stripper. In honor of her scantily clad character, let’s take a look at two stripalicious songs: The Pussycat Dolls‘ “Buttons” and Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty.” Read more…

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How To Lose American Idol In Five Easy Steps: A Scientific Analysis!

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In two weeks’ time, American Idol will crown a new winner and three of the final four ladies in the competition will be losers. At this point in the competition, all of the remaining contestants —Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, and Angie Miller— are capable of winning. They each have a beautiful, big voice. They each have cultivated a distinct “brand” with an eager fan base. And they each have multiple opportunities to mess up big time.

It’s not about the talent anymore. It’s about the song choices.

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