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Christina Aguilera’s Demo Of New Single “Your Body” Surfaces: Listen

We’ve been waiting to hear Christina Aguilera‘s new single “Your Body” longer than we can remember, and today the demo recording of Xtina’s collaboration with pop hitmaker Max Martin has finally surfaced. Head below to stream the song (before it inevitably gets taken down). More »

Beyonce Is (Sasha) Fierce In Her House Of Dereon Campaign: Morning Mix

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:: Beyonce models the latest fashions in her House Of Dereon autumn/winter collection campaign, which is based off the look of musical festival attendees, like the ones who rocked out to Bey’s 2011 Glastonbury performance. [ONTD]

:: American Idol winner Phillip Phillips premiered his new song, “Take Me Away”, and it’s as Dave Matthews-y as you can get. (Also, it’s pretty great rock ballad.) [Music & Lyrics]

:: Rihanna‘s emotional sit-down with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter scored huge ratings, pulling 2.5 million viewers. The only episode of Oprah’s show to eclipse that was her exclusive interview with Whitney Houston‘s family. [THR]

:: Katy Perry and her BFF Shannon Woodward are clearly fans of Taylor Swift‘s new single. (And they’re not alone.) [Celebuzz]

:: The Wanted will join Justin Bieber on a few stops of his upcoming tour. As for their full-length US album… we’ll be waiting awhile. [MTV]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »

Grimes’ “Genesis” Video: Is That Britney Spears’ Snake?

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Grimes Gets Weird In LA
Grimes, one of Idolator’s Top Women About To Pop in 2012, hails from Canada, but you’d think she just landed from outer space in her balls-out crazy video for “Genesis,” a single off her album Visions. In the self-directed clip, the 24-year-old indie-pop artist hangs with an odd assortment of people — a woman in suggestive full-body armor and pink braids flashing some serious diva moves in particular — as well as a snake that very well might be Britney Spears‘ long-lost “Slave 4 U” companion. (As Brit recently discovered, his name is Banana, and he’s alive and well, so it’s quite possible that Grimes cast the exact same show business reptile.)

The video is said to be inspired by “Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things as well as by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl creation,” reports NME. We didn’t get any of that, except we did realize that we want Hollywood to remake Mad Max with an all-female cast.

Lupe Fiasco Puts On A Play In His “Bitch Bad” Video

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Lupe Puts His Music On Stage
Lupe Fiasco once again uses provocative imagery to get his message across in the video for “Bitch Bad”, the new single from his forthcoming album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (out September 25). The video is shot in a retro style, and is filmed on a stage in a theater, to emphasize the idea that we’re being told a story with a lesson to be learned.

Young boys and girls watch the Chicago MC narrate a play in three acts that hopes to deconstruct the word “bitch” and show its negative affect in the African-American community. As Fiasco discussed with MTV Rap-Fix, he hopes that by starting the conversation, kids will continue the discussion themselves and hopefully make a change of how they view (and call) themselves and others. More »

Jay-Z Writing Music For Willow Smith’s ‘Annie’ Remake

When Jay-Z released his hit song “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” in 1998, using a sample of the song “It’s A Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie, do you think he ever imagined he’d be writing new songs for a big-screen remake of the Broadway show 14 years later? We’re going to go with no, probably not, but that’s what’s happening.

Hova will pen new songs for the remake of the 1982 movie musical, which will star 11-year-old Willow Smith in the title role. (Surprise, surprise — her dad Will Smith is also co-producing the flick with Jay). More »

Avril Lavigne Shows Off Gigantic Engagement Ring On Cover Of ‘Hello’

Avril Lavigne‘s surprise engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has already inspired countless jokey tweets and unintentionally hilarious heartfelt fanmade videos congratulating the couple. Avril and Chad have kept their six-month long relationship relatively secret until yesterday (August 21) when they announced their engagement, and now the duo are more than happy to show off their love — as well as Avril’s 14-carat diamond ring — while posing on the cover of Canada’s Hello. (Head to for a closer look at Avril’s new bling.)

“I knew I was falling for her,” Kroeger tells the mag about working with Avril in the studio, co-writing a song for her new album. “It was incredibly powerful and something I’ll never forget.”

“He makes me laugh every day,” said Lavigne of Kroeger. “He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive.”

It’s pretty sweet how excited the two look — hopefully they stay off the Internet for awhile, because we’d hate for comments like “Here’s to Avril Lavigne marrying Chad Kroeger and one day giving birth to a happy, healthy Now That’s What I Call Music! CD” to ruin their happy moment.

How do Chavril rank among pop music’s most WTF couples?

Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake”: Go Behind The Scenes Of Her VMA-Nominated Video

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Katy Perry Goes Goth In 3-D
Katy Perry‘s “Wide Awake” video is up for Video Of The Year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, and now we can take a gander at how this gothic fairytale came to be. In the vid’s behind-the-scenes, the purple-haired pop star takes us on a journey full of metaphors, sparkly outfits, French directors who speak barely any English, and a whole lot — we mean a lot — of special effects.

Though you may have watched “Wide Awake” in only two dimensions, the video was actually filmed in 3-D, same as the movie (Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3-D) it was written for. “We might be on the forefront of something new,” Katy tells the camera. “We probably might just fuck this video up, though.”

Check out Part 1 above, then head below for Part 2. More »

Lana Del Rey: Listen To Recently Surfaced Tracks “Big Bad Wolf” And “Delicious”

Lana Del Rey might enjoy a trip to the Hamptons in a Bugatti Veyron, but she’ll have to switch her ride — the 26-year-old singer has been named the face of Jaguar’s new F-Type sports car. Lana’s new endorsement deal was announced just as two new (“new” as in probably pretty old) songs from the songstress surfaced online. Jump below to hear “Delicious” and “Big Bad Wolf”. More »

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys & Pink To Appear On ‘VH1 Storytellers’: Morning Mix

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:: 2012 MTV VMA perfomers Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Pink will all have their own VH1 Storytellers episode that will air in November. Taylor’s will be November 11, Alicia’s on November 12, and Pink’s on November 13. [MTV]

:: Check out another hot pic of a flaxen-haired Adam Lambert. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: While performing at V Festival over the weekend, Cher Lloyd was hit with bottles of urine and booed off stage. At least she doesn’t seem too upset about it, tweeting, “Unfortunately a glass bottle got thrown at me on stage. Tomorrow is another day, big love to my brats!!!” [THR]

:: Alanis Morissette premiered tracks from her upcoming album, Havoc And Bright Lights, during a listening party in Los Angeles. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Owl City sure has a lot of Owl City-ish lyrics on his new album. [EW Music Mix]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »

Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne is ready to rock down the aisle again. After a six-month courtship that was kept so quiet we had no idea they were even dating, Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, reports People.

The Canadian couple first got together in February when they were collaborating on a song for Lavigne’s next album. “A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” a source tells the mag. Kroeger popped the question on August 8.

The 27-year-old pop star clearly has a type — she was previously married to Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2009.

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