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Billboard Music Awards 2014: The Leading Ladies Of Pop Stun On The Red Carpet

The leading ladies of pop owned the red carpet at tonight’s (May 18) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Jennifer Lopez looked like a goddess in red, Shakira stunned in blue and Nicki Minaj brought out her two biggest hits. They were a hard act to follow but the rest of the girls certainly gave it their best shot.

Australian rap diva Iggy Azalea glammed up in a figure-hugging red gown, while “Fancy” collaborator Charli XCX went for an all-black goth look. Cher Lloyd and budding Disney diva Lucy Hale both opted for soft and pretty colors. Meanwhile, Brazilian babe Claudia Leite and Houston songstress Kelly Rowland went full vamp and showed their cleavage. More »

Billboard Music Awards 2014: The Men Of Pop Stroll The Red Carpet

While the leading ladies of pop garnered most of the attention on the red carpet at tonight’s (May 18) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the gents held their own. The hottest look of the night was white with Austin Mahone, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa all following the trend. It’s hard to pick a winner but the teen star’s jacket was pretty tight.

Of course, some dudes went for a more traditional approach. Ricky Martin and John Legend both looked suave in black and blue suits respectively. Country crooner Luke Bryan kept it similarly formal in a light colored dinner jacket, while Jack Antonoff (of Fun. and now Bleachers) served hipster chic by teaming his suit with a baseball hat. Well played. More »

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Nicki Minaj Almost Had A Wardrobe Malfunction

Nicki Minaj brought out the big guns on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet in Las Vegas tonight (May 18). The busty babe almost spilled out of her figure-hugging black dress. In fact, she had to stop for a moment and readjust her breasts in order to prevent a Janet Jackson Super Bowl moment. I’m sure the photographers weren’t complaining.

The rap diva, who promised to drop her new single this week during last night’s Powerhouse performance, looked absolutely stunning. Toning down the clown make-up and fright wigs has turned out to be a genius idea. Nicki is looking sexier and classier than ever. Expect to see a lot more of her over the next couple of weeks as promo for her third LP The Pink Print heats up. More »

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Shakira Stuns In Blue

Shakira sexed up the red carpet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in a fitted blue dress. The Colombian goddess looked typically flawless as she made her way into the venue, stopping to wave at fans in the crowd. She has been busy on the award circuit lately — going the extra mile to promote her recently released self-titled LP.

The blond bombshell will perform an unspecified song at tonight’s (May 18) event. The safest bet is current US single “Empire”, which is turning out to be something of a slow burn hit, but she could surprise us and perform international single “Dare (La La La)”. That song is being used to promote the 2014 World Cup and is certain to become a massive hit in her biggest markets (Europe and South America). More »

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Jennifer Lopez Is Ravishing In Red

Nobody works a red carpet like Jennifer Lopez. She arrived at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas looking absolutely flawless from head to toe. That’s pretty much normal for J.Lo but she upped the ante — even by her own lofty standards — by wearing a flowing wine-colored gown that was simultaneously restrained and very, very sexy.

The 44-year-old will be honored with the Icon Award at tonight’s event for her achievements in the music industry. To celebrate that impressive achievement, Jennifer is set to perform twice. She will debut new single “First Love” and then join frequent collaborator Pitbull for World Cup anthem “We Are One (Ole Ola)”. While you prepare to be slayed, peruse her pics up top. More »

From “Vision Of Love” To “Thirsty”, Mariah Carey’s 16 Best Single Covers

Mariah Carey breathed new life into her Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse album campaign by dropping “Thirsty” earlier this week. The super catchy club banger not only hit the spot musically, it also delivered yet another piece of visual art in the form of a sexy, sassy and possibly CGI-generated single cover. It’s outrageous and completely over-the-top. In other words, vintage Mimi.

That got me thinking about all the amazing single covers that went before it. Who can forget the microphone stand-grabbing drama of “Vision Of Love” or the quirky wet seal styling of “Obsessed”? Mariah’s more-is-more approach to artwork deserves its own coffee table book but until that happens, find my 16 favorite Mimi covers up top. (Note: this gallery is best viewed while listening to Rainbow). More »

Nicki Minaj Brings Out The Big Guns For Her Myx Fusions Commercial: 12 Pics

Nicki Minaj is a busy woman. She’s putting the finishing touches on third LP The Pink Print and taking care of her business empire. The “Yasss Bish” femcee has been posting behind-the-scenes pics from her new Myx Fusions (an alcohol beverage) commercial and the 31-year-old is letting her killer curves do the talking.

The rap diva rocks a tiny skirt and bra (Gucci, if you please) in the eye-popping ad and struts her stuff on a sandy soundstage, surrounded by male models in sailor garb. She also shared some obligatory selfies, which showcase her gravity-defying assets. Yep, Nicki brings out the big guns yet again. Check out her sexy pics up top. More »

The Best 2014 Met Gala Selfies And Happy Snaps: 7 Pics Feat. Beyonce, Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift

The who’s who of the pop world showed up for last night’s (May 5) Met Gala. While Beyonce and Rihanna duked it out for best dressed bragging rights on the red carpet, other starlets took the event much less seriously. Selena Gomez, for example, used it as an excuse to catch up with BFF Taylor Swift and stalk her favorite singer — “All Of Me” crooner John Legend.

As the night progressed, selfies and happy snaps eventually made their way to Instagram and Twitter. Lily Allen‘s Sheezus vs. Yeezus moment was the absolute highlight but it was nice to see Bey goofing around with Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu. (She even took over photographer duties to snap a pic of them). Oh, and Rita Ora sure gets around. Her Instagram is a treasure trove of celebrity selfies. More »

Austin Mahone Won The iHeartRadio ‘Instagram Award’: Here Are 8 Shirtless Reasons Why

One of the most curious categories in the generally underwhelming iHeartRadio Music Awards was best Instagram account. The prestigious (?) award was won by teen heartthrob Austin Mahone, who seemed genuinely excited about it. So good for him. I checked out his Insta in the name of scientific research and quickly realized that his popularity on social media might have something to do with all those shirtless selfies.

Showing a bit of skin is a perfectly acceptable means of promotion in 2014 (just ask Miley Cyrus and Rihanna) and it seems to be doing the trick for him. The 18-year-old is enjoying his first real hit with Pitbull-assisted club banger “Mmm Yeah” and expectations are sky high for his debut mini-album The Secret. Find a collection of Austin’s fairly tame shirtless pics up top. More »

Mariah Carey Was A Very Approachable Chanteuse In New York’s Times Square: 7 Pics

You have to hand it to Mariah Carey. Earlier this week the campaign for her 14th studio album looked dead in the water. Mimi’s plan for a surprise, digital-only release was quickly nixed by her record label and she was left with egg on her face. But then the superstar revealed the LP’s incomprehensibly amazing/awful title and CGI-created cover, and everything changed. Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse has social media buzzing and fans are genuinely excited.

The pop icon is also stepping up her promo game. After covering Billboard and stripping for Terry Richardson (because YOLO), Mariah celebrated the impending album release by taking over Times Square in New York. After casually throwing on a black evening gown and draping herself in diamonds, the “You’re Mine (Eternal)” diva happily mingled with fans. See two videos of the fabulous event after the jump. More »