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Jordin Sparks Talks Split With Jason Derulo On ‘Wendy Williams’: Watch

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Shake It Off!

Jason Derulo has been all over the media discussing his recent breakup with Jordin Sparks, but now it’s time for Sparks to tell her side of the story. The singer-actress made an appearance on Wendy Williams yesterday (October 1), and chatted with the host about how she’s handling it all.

The “11:11 (Wish)” chanteuse did agree the couple set themselves up for the media fiasco, due to PDA-filled videos for songs like “Marry Me.” As for the BMW he gifted her? “I haven’t really had time to think about it, but I’ll probably give it back. Hey, he can have it!” she said.

But Sparks does have a reason to throw shade. According to The Daily Mail, Derulo was not faithful to her. The news site claims the “Talk Dirty” singer had an affair with video model Carmen Ortega (who has also been linked to Reggie Bush and Lebron James). Messy! More »

A Bluegrass Cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Has Surfaced The Internet, And It’s Awesome

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OMG, Look At That Banjo!

Nicki Minaj‘s booty anthem “Anaconda” is already cheeky – both literally and figuratively (did you see the NSFW video?). But who would’ve thought the rapper’s song could be transformed into a honky-tonk romp?

Postmodern Jukebox, a band known for their fun takes on famous pop tunes, stripped Minaj’s single from its hip-hop roots and placed their own bluegrass spin on it – and it’s actually pretty good!

Lead singer Robyn Adele Anderson dons pigtails and denim overalls as she casually sings the nonsensical lyrics, while the banjo player and a Chihuahua (what?) get down in the background. The catchy cover will definitely make you want to dust off your cowboy boots and head to the nearest hoedown. More »

Watch Lorde Get Filleted On ‘South Park’ (Warning: “She Isn’t As Hot In Person”)

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Depending on how easily offended you are, South Park‘s Wednesday (October 1) night episode, “Gluten Free Ebola,” was either very timely or very ill-advised. Anyway, Lorde made an appearance — albeit series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s rendition of Lorde, who only shows up to warble on stage for a few brief seconds at a party near the tail-end of the episode.

But seriously — forget the Song Of The Year Grammy. Getting shaded by South Park? Looks like the “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer has finally arrived. More »

Sam Smith Talks Album Success & Tributing Whitney Houston With ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest’: Watch

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Happy Sam!

Sam Smith recently sat down with Ryan Seacrest to chat it up on his radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest. In the interview, the “Restart” crooner spoke about how he’s handling the great success of In The Lonely Hour and that he’s started to write songs for his next album.

The singer reveals he was a bit nervous to release his debut, as he didn’t want people to think he was miserable: “I was scared before releasing this record because obviously Adele did her sad record, and there’s a lot of sad music out there. I don’t want to be sad as a person, but it’s where I was last year.”

He also shares the story behind “I’m Not The Only One,” which was about a married couple that he knew: “That song always makes me laugh, because I was really hungover when I vocaled it…it all added to the vibe. That very vocal was a hungover vocal!” More »

Kendrick Lamar Joins Prince On Stage For “What’s My Name”: Watch

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Match Made In Heaven

There’s still speculation whether or not Kendrick Lamar and Prince are working on a collaboration, and the two fueled the rumor mill by performing together on stage! The rapper joined the music legend for the album release celebration for Art Official Age and 3RDEYEGIRL‘s PLECTRUMELECTRUM, at the historic Paisley Park studios.

During the broadcasted performance on Yahoo, Lamar came on stage to add an energetic verse to Prince’s “What’s My Name” – a rare track from the 1988 Crystal Ball box set. It’s clear that Prince is a fan of the younger generation of artists – he recently played a brief snippet of his song with Rita Ora. More »

Rita Ora Gets Dark & Edgy On New Prince Collaboration: Listen To A Snippet

As part of the celebration for his new albums, his solo Art Official Age and 3RDEYEGIRL‘s PLECTRUMELECTRUM (which both dropped on September 30)Prince gave fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the release party. Along with a tour of his Paisley Park studio and a 20-minute live set of new music, the rocker also previewed a new track with Rita Ora.

Before his concert, Prince asked Josh Welton (the co-producer of Art Official Age) to play the snippet featuring Ora. What came out of the speakers is a sound we typically don’t associate with the “I Will Never Let You Down” singer. Instead of her comfort zone of bubbly synths, the song reveals edgy vocals that are laid over a savage, electronic-based production fit for a rockstar. More »

‘The Voice’: Jonathan Wyndham Nails A Great Big World’s “Say Something,” Joins Team Adam Levine

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The novelty of pressing the buttons is officially over! Where as in night one of The Voice’s Blind Auditions Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton seemingly hit the red circle just for the physical thrill of the chair spin (who can blame them?), by Tuesday’s night four they were like, “Not worth the vertigo, bro.” Some strong singers were turned away, and some stronger ones were only approved by one or two coaches.

Don’t worry: in keeping with true Voice tradition, it was still mostly all compliments, and there were still a couple inexplicable four-chair turners. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Perform “Amnesia” And “She Looks So Perfect” On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

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Summer...In The Fall!

5 Seconds Of Summer: Not just a summer thing, after all!

The Aussie pop-rock troupe has steadily skyrocketed to superstardom over the past year, and it seems that with each passing television appearance, they’ve got more and more achievements building under their collective belts. Currently, the boys are out on tour with One Direction on their massively successful Where We Are Tour, and soon enough, they’ll be heading out on their own Rock Out With Your Socks Out headlining tour in 2015.

This morning, 5SOS dropped by Good Morning America to perform two of their biggest hits: “Amnesia” and “She Looks So Perfect.” As per usual, the troupe rocked out in front of a squealing crowd of fans, supplying an energetic performance (in a rather tiny space!), playfully joking around with each other and generally just living it up on stage together. More »

Clean Bandit Perform “Rather Be” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch Jess Glynne Make Her US TV Debut

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Yesterday brought news that pop-house act Clean Bandit and singer Jess Glynne had reunited for upcoming single “Real Love,” a follow-up to their global smash “Rather Be.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet, as the latter song is still climbing the American charts. Given that, Glynne joined UK quartet Clean Bandit on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, thus marking her television debut in the States. (During a recent performance on Good Morning America, vocalists Elisabeth Troy and Florence Rawlings took on Glynne’s parts of the song.)

Watch “Rather Be” above, then check out Clean Bandit serving up New Eyes track “Extraordinary” on Kimmel below. More »

‘The Voice’: Anita Antoinette Turns Four Chairs, Lands On Team Gwen Stefani

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The Second Time Is A Charm For Anita

The Blind Auditions continued on The Voice Monday (September 29) night, and new coach Pharrell’s niceness is just getting weird. He outwardly supported his colleagues Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine in their pursuits of contestants…even when he’s also in the running. Either no one has explained the rules of the game to the producer/singer, or he decided to take an opposite approach to the “I know you want it, I know you want it, I know you want it” seduction technique from “Blurred Lines.”

Probably a good idea. More »