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Hard Cores: The 20 Best Sets Of Abs Ever To Grace Music Videos

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One body part that sadly hasn’t got a lot of traction since the later 90s/early 00s is the stomach. So when we were compiling our list of the best abdominals in music, we did a lot of looking back to the era of pube skimming hipster pants and crop tops. And there were a lot of them — for guys and girls alike.

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Ciara’s Massive Engagement Ring Blinds Us; Future Means Business!

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We were pretty excited for Ciara and Future yesterday when we found out about their engagement, which took place on the singer’s birthday on Sunday. Now we’re experiencing mixed emotions — happiness and extreme jealousy — after seeing the GINORMOUS ring Future had custom-designed for his gorgeous wife-to-be. It’s from Avianne & Co., features 15 carats of emerald-cut diamonds and is worth about $500,000, according to People. Looks like the present is been bright for Future (sorry!).
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Ciara And Future Are Engaged To Be Married!

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Our hearty congratulations go out to Ciara and Future on their recent betrothal! On Sunday, Ciara tweeted out “Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver” and “If I’m Dreaming I Don’t Want To Wake Up..Aaaaaahhh!!!:)” after Future presented her with a 15 carat diamond ring (!!!) and popped the question.

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The Hottest Couples In Hip-Hop Right Now

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They’re young, they’re talented, and they’re hot. Hip-hop is all about style and bravado, but just like anything in life, a little eye candy doesn’t hurt. Jay and Bey might be the reigning King and Queen, but there’s a collection of gorgeous duos nipping at their heels.

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The Winner Of The 2013 Battle Of The Summer Jams Is…

All summer you voted on your favorite jams of the summer as two songs were put up against each other in a head to head battle. Acts like Robin Thicke and Selena Gomez didn’t have the stamina to make it past the first round. While others, like Mariah Carey and P!nk, proved they had staying power. Over the weekend, the 11 winners fought it out in a melee of hooks and beats to determine which song was the ultimate song of the summer. The votes are in and the readers’ 2013 song of the summer is… Read more…

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The Biggest Comebacks Of The Summer

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Something unexpected happened this summer: Instead of buzzing about new artists, most of the attention was focused on established acts returning to the spotlight. Daft Punk kicked off a summer of nostalgia that included the original line up of Backstreet Boys, Ciara charting again, disco making a comeback and Nile Rodgers. Nile Rodgers, man! The first half of 2013 proved to be ripe for comebacks and these are our favorites from the past few months.

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Battle Of The Summer Jams: The R&B Showdown

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We are grooving into summer and it’s our fifth week of the Battle Of The Summer Jams. The last round was an Icona Pop face off with the group’s two singles, “I Like It” and “Girlfriend.” Readers weighed in and awarded “I Like It” the champ with 57 percent of the vote. This week we are going to slow things down with some silky R&B action. It’s time to put Ciara‘s comeback single, “Body Party,” to the test. How will she fare against “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Kendrick Lamar? Listen and vote!

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Talk About A Body Party! Ciara’s Top 50 Midriff Moments

Ciara Top 50 Midriff Moments

We’ve been patiently waiting for this day for nearly two-and-a-half years, and now we can rejoice that Ciara’s fifth studio album—the self-titled Ciara—is finally available. Singles like “Body Party” and “I’m Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)” have already gotten everyone around the VH1 offices amped, and we’re fully expecting to hear the rest of the album blaring from computer speakers in the hallway for the rest of the week (and month and year!).

Once we saw the cover of the album, in which we see a mirrored Ciara showing off her legendary abs, we knew that there was only one way to celebrate release day — a mega-gallery of CiCi’s Top 50 Midriff Moments! Let’s talk a walk down memory lane and see Ciara showing off her taut tummy through the years, from her first record release party way back in 2004 to the BET Awards just last month.

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[Photos: Getty Images, Splash News]