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Jessie Ware Channels A Little Janet Jackson, A Little Madonna For “Imagine It Was Us”

Jessie Ware didn’t lie when she hinted at channeling Madonna and Janet Jackson in her upcoming video. Now that “Imagine It Was Us” has arrived the homage is obvious. Don’t get too excited. She hasn’t reinvented “Rhythm Nation.” Read more…

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Beyonce Can Be ‘King Bey,’ But Madonna Is Still Queen Of Ratings And Viewership For Super Bowl Halftime Shows

What? You didn’t think Beyonce was going to come back quietly did you? It’s beyond Beyonce overload as we predicted in December, and Bey has returned snatching wigs. Her Super Bowl XLVII performance slayed and has helped solidify her place among the greats such as Prince, Diana Ross and Madonna. And the general consensus may have ranked Bey’s mini-concert (because that’s what she gave) above Madonna’s halftime performance last year, the numbers don’t agree. Read more…

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Don’t Let Your Second Hand Smoke Reach Madonna’s Nostrils Or She Will Go Off, Watch For Yourself

Madonna is not here for your second hand smoke. During her outdoor concert in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday Madge had a few choice words for the cigarette puffers once she caught a whiff of the smoke.

Scenario: You’re in Chile and a huge Madonna fan. You’ve paid a nice price for tickets to stand watching her perform songs that will end up on YouTube the same night. But IT’S MADONNA! The day of the show the overcast in the sky is killing your vibe. You hope the rain holds out, but don’t bother dressing super cute just in case. You arrive at the outdoor venue only to be cursed by the weather gods with a downpour of rain. You’re still excited because IT’S MADONNA. To ease your annoyance with the weather conditions you pull out a cigarette. Puff, puff. Read more…

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VH1 DIVAS: Adam Lambert Dons A Cryptic Robe For “Ray Of Light”

Adam Lambert took a break from his VH1 DIVAS hosting duties to channel his inner Queen of Pop for smashing performance of Madonna‘s “Ray of Light.” Last week, he told us that he was “really excited” about performing a Madge song because he’s a “proud Madonna fan.” She is “somebody that knew how to put on a number,” he raved, and — oh boy! — did he show that he can do just that tonight. Lambert performed the 1998 hit in a graphic tunic get-up that would certainly make Madonna proud (seriously, we could not have predicted anything so wild as this robe, and will definitely be doing some decrypting in the coming days!), and he managed to capture all the song’s emotions just right. Between this, his best Bowie and that Donna Summer, he might need an entire VH1 DIVAS show to himself next year!

WATCH ADAM LAMBERT PERFORM “RAY OF LIGHT” NOW!

Madonna fans, did he do alright? Lambert fans, were you prepared for that diva-tastic robe? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #VH1DIVAS.

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Adam Lambert Really Excited To Perform A Madonna Track At VH1 DIVAS 2012

VH1 Divas host Adam Lambert spilled some major beans in the office today when pumped for info about the event! Wearing remnants of a Movember ‘stache and some serious wrist candy, Adam let slip that he was “allegedly” chosen by Madonna‘s camp to cover one of her songs for the show. Yup, just like a prayer, Adam’s voice will be taking us there next Sunday.

The “proud Madonna fan” stopped short of revealing which Madge hit he’ll perform, but Adam did give us the low-down on what tackling a track by that iconic diva means to him. Which Madonna song do you think he’ll glam rock the best? Tell us in the comments, and watch December 16 at 9PM ET/8C to see the performance along with the rest of Divas lineup.
Adam talking Madonna Divas news on Big Morning Buzz Live after the jump.

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The 9 Most Unexpectedly Delightful Musical Collaborations Of 2012

The year is running down, and like everyone else, we are bundling up our most memorable musical moments from the year into a slew of Best Of’s. Before we get to the more obvious lists — the best albums, the best songs — we thought we would have a little fun. First up: 9 delightful collaborations, made all the more so for their unexpectedness. We aren’t talking Watch The Throne-style of-course-they-would team-ups, we’re talking collaborations that we couldn’t in our wildest dreams have imagined or that we thought we would never see, like — well, these nine:

9. Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”


Barton Hollow is totally “an indie record much cooler than mine,” but more careful observer might have predicted this unlikely but delightful collaboration, as Swift began yammering about her fellow Nashville transplants The Civil Wars on twitter long before this was even a possibility. We, however, were left breathless upon learning that one of the day’s biggest pop stars had teamed-up with one of our favorite You Oughta Know acts — and for a song for such a pivotal moment in the Hunger Games movie, no less! Joy Williams harmonizing turns Taylor’s girlish coo haunting, and John Paul White‘s patient guitar plucking gets the whole thing swirling.  See also: “The Last Time,” Taylor’s distressed duet with Gary Lightbody of Northern Ireland’s mostly absent as of late folk rock set Snow Patrol. Taylor is a slick machine when it comes to her music, and it was a surprise to see her reaching out of bounds for this one.

8. Ke$ha and Iggy Pop, “Dirty Pop”


Hard to believe as it may be given the boom box beats and all the sing-rapping that resulted, Warrior is allegedly a tribute to the genre Ke$ha loves the most: rock and roll. If you really strain your ears, you may hear some of that “old hippie rock” in the breakdown of “Die Young.” You won’t have to try so hard with “Dirty Pop,” which features Iggy Pop, a true and blue rock star and someone Ke$ha has spent a lot of time talking about through the years. The joy she must have felt the first time she heard him call her “Wild Child” on her own song is evident. See also: “2012,” K$’s duet with fellow weirdos The Flaming Lips.

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A Collaborative Musical Menu For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Happy Thanksgiving! While you’re savoring the day with friends and family and a big ole’ feast, we’re celebrating with a crew of our favorite artists at the table this year. Here’s what everyone’s bringing:

Bob Dylan knows where to begin: with a “Turkey Chase.” Once wrangled, the bird can be topped with George Benson‘s famous “Giblet Gravy.”

While that’s getting prepped, Snoop will set up the beverage station — “Gin and Juice,” anyone?

Rick Ross, the real star of this meal, will handle the hors devours: “More better, more cheddar” (“Here I Am”);  “Air train and peanuts, it’s time to slide” (Yung Joc‘s “Brand New”); “Order crab legs with the heavy butter” (“New Bugatti”); some lobster bisque (“I Love My Bitches”); and let’s get an order of those lemon-pepper Wingstop chicken wings, because why not.

Is this making you hungry, too?

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Maroon 5 And PSY Battle It Out For No. 1 Spot While Mumford And Sons Land Biggest Debut Album Of The Year

PSY, Mumford & Sons And Maroon 5 Score Big on Billboard Charts

PSY is slowly but surely becoming the next big phenomenon in music with the growing popularity of “Gangnam Style,” which climbed the charts due to its viral YouTube hit. Despite the song’s success it couldn’t ease its way pass Maroon 5‘s “One More Night” to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. In the closest race between Nos. 1 and 2 since February, “One More Night” kept its No. 1 spot for the third week in a row. “Gangnam Style” was nearly 500 overall chart points away from the coveted head position. Considering how close it was we think PSY should still honor his promise to perform “topless in a place where everyone can watch.” Read more…

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How Ironic That Madonna Was Being “Ironic” When She Called Obama A Black Muslim

Madonna Says She Was Being Ironic When Calling The President A Black Muslim

At this point the MDNA tour is synonymous with controversy. From the tears to protests to swastika iconography to faux gun waving to lawsuits to nip slips, Madonna managed to ruffle more than a few feathers all before hitting the North American leg of the tour. Not wanting her North American fans to feel left out, while in D.C. Madonna gave a strange endorsement of President Obama. “Y’all better vote for… Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right?” she encouraged concertgoers. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? That was until she followed up with the now infamous, “We have a black Muslim in the White House.” Oh, Madonna, Madonna, Madonna. Read more…

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Madonna And Elton John Finally Play Nice, Ending Their Medium Rare Beef

Elton John and Madonna Finally End Their Feud

The mudslinging between Elton John and Madonna has been ongoing, or as the British say, a bloody mess! The Sun reports the two are finally tired of the bickering and have made up. According to The Sun, the two bumped into each other at a La Petite Maison restaurant in Nice, France. Before Elton John left the two chatted and shared a laugh. “Just as he was leaving, he went over to talk to Madonna and they were laughing and smiling,” a source told The Sun. Loving is so much better than fighting. Read more…