Katy Perry Announces Her 2015 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show: Watch

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Taylor Swift Receives Award From Diana Ross
Taylor Swift Receives Award From Diana Ross
Taylor Swift was presented with an incredible honor at last night's AMAs.

Yes, we already knew this one was coming for a while, but now it’s really, really real: Katy Perry will officially be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show in February 2015. And she’s already got tons of ideas!

Last night, the Queen Of The KatyCats (and Radio’s Top Artist of 2014!) premiered a silly promotional video announcing her upcoming performance and showcasing all the stuff she’s working on in the background while she gets ready for the show — and she’s really hard at work coming up with some out-of-the-box (err, stadium) ideas in her Super Bowl show testing facility: Edible glitter, robots, mythical creatures, a bacon-wrapped ride on a fire-breathing shark….you know, stuff like that.

It sure looks like she’s funneling all her creative energy into a massively action-packed performance! Check out Katy giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at what will surely be the zaniest Super Bowl Halftime show yet up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Taylor Swift Receives Dick Clark Award For Excellence From Diana Ross At 2014 American Music Awards: Watch

American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
View performances from Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Sam Smith & more!

Taylor Swift was presented with an incredible honor at last night’s American Music Awards! The “Blank Space” starlet won the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by the legendary diva Diana Ross. During her speech, the singer made a point to highlight the hard work of musicians (possible shade thrown at Spotify, maybe?):

“What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in. Music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated.”

The singer has been wrapping up 2014 in a major way! Her fifth studio LP, 1989, debuted at the number one spot on Billboard 200 with 1.3 million copies sold — beating out The Eminem Show for the highest first-week sales record.

Watch the honorable moment between Swift & Ross after the jump! More »

Jordin Sparks To Release ‘#ByeFelicia’ Mixtape: Morning Mix

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:: Jordin Sparks spent her weekend on a mixtape called #ByeFelicia, as in Ice Cube’s best Friday line-turned-enduring meme. Her new music is out Tuesday. [Instagram]

:: B.o.B. revealed that he will be featured on Jodeci‘s comeback album, for the lead single “Nobody Wins.” Meanwhile, he says there’s a “strong possibility” that he will also be on Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V. [Rap-Up]

:: 5 Seconds of Summer will release its first live album, LIVESOS, on December 15. The 15-song set follows this year’s No. 1 self-titled debut and is available for pre-order now. [Billboard]

:: Rick Ross earned a new fanbase of USA Pears, after he revealed that he ate pears to get #RossFit (“Shoutout to all the pear”). “On behalf of our 1,600 pear growers from the Northwest region, we are pleased that Rick has mentioned the health benefits of pears,” a spokesperson said. [Modern Farmer]

:: Actress Katherine Heigl revealed that she used her friend John Mayer to nab her now-husband Josh Kelley. “[O]ver the phone, because he was on tour, I was like, ‘Josh, I’ve got to be honest. I just want to know where we stand because if not, I might try to pursue something with John,’” she said. Not only was she lying, but Mayer had no idea. [E!]

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American Music Awards 2014: The Full List Of Winners

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American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
View performances from Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Sam Smith & more!

The 42nd annual American Music Awards kicked off tonight (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with awards given out to some of our favorite (and biggest) musicians of the year!

One Direction turned out to be the night’s major winners, as the cute British lads took home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year! “Beg For It” rapstress Iggy Azalea won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for The New Classic. “Blank Space” diva, a.ka. Taylor Swift, won the most prestigious award, with the legendary Diana Ross presenting her with the first-ever Dick Clark Award of Excellence!

Other highlights included everyone’s favorite crooner Sam Smith winning Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Katy Perry nagging Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and 5 Seconds Of Summer proving their escalating popularity with the younger generation with their New Artist of the Year win.

View the list of winners from this year’s American Music Awards after the jump! More »

American Music Awards 2014: Bleona’s Breasts, Rita Ora’s Yellow Frock & Other Stunning Pop Divas

While most pop divas arrived at tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards in Los Angeles in formal wear, a couple of brave ladies decided to have a little fun. The Award for attention-seeking/fabulousness goes to Albanian pop star Bleona. She rocked up to the event wearing a sheer body stocking with only pasties for coverage. Respect. Skylar Grey also had zero fucks to spare — wearing a beanie and male rap drag. Again, well-played.

Other noteworthy outfits belonged to Rita Ora, who looked typically stunning in a canary yellow gown and girl-next-door Becky G. She transformed herself into a very sophisticated lady in her gorgeous white dress. Oh and let’s not forget Zendaya, who turned up looking like Diana Ross circa 1974 in a gold lame pantsuit. Mary Lambert, Katy Tiz and Mary J. Blige all looked amazing but Jessie J had the best accessory — boyfriend Luke James. More »

American Music Awards 2014: One Direction Rocked The Red Carpet

One Direction rocked the red carpet at tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards in Los Angeles in their coordinated black outfits. The boys looked pretty glum (with the exception of a beaming Liam Payne) and that was reflected by their clothes. Louis Tomlinson could have been mistaken for a loan shark/bouncer, while Harry Styles looked like a grieving folk singer. Zayn Malik looked sharp but dazed, while Niall Horan was the odd man out in a t-shirt.

There fashion sense might be a little questionable but there’s no doubting their status as the most successful boy band in the world. Their fourth LP — the appropriately-titled Four — delivered the year’s second-biggest sales tally after Taylor Swift‘s all-conquering 1989. (Take that 5 Seconds Of Summer!) The guys also won the American Music Award for favorite pop/rock album for their last opus Midnight Memories. See all their pics up top. More »

American Music Awards 2014: Watch All The Performances

The 2014 American Music Awards got off to a thrilling start for Swifties on Sunday night (November 23), as Taylor Swift took the stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and performed her latest 1989 single “Blank Space.” Adding a bit of dale to the evening was host Pitbull, who also slipped on his performing shoes when it came time to hit the stage for “Fireball.”

One particular highlight was Sam Smith‘s fantastic, flawless outing with “I’m Not The Only One.” He did what many of his contemporaries couldn’t do throughout the night: he sang without the aid of a backing vocal track. But without a doubt, it was Jennifer Lopez who stole the entire show with her jaw-dropping performance of “Booty.”

Catch Sam, JLo and the rest of the 2014 AMAs performances below. More »

American Music Awards 2014: Charli XCX Looked Suitably Fancy On The Red Carpet

When your breakthrough hit is called “Fancy”, there’s extra pressure to look it on the red carpet. Charli XCX certainly rose to the occasion at tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards in Los Angeles. She followed the trend of wearing a formal gown but still managed to sex things up with the garment’s very low cut. The 22-year-old is shaping up to be one of the game’s surprise glamour girls.

After heating up the red carpet, Iggy Azalea‘s recent collaborator hit the stage to perform new single “Break The Rules”. Thus far, it hasn’t caused much damage on the Billboard Hot 100 — the catchy jam actually hasn’t charted at all — but that could have more to do with radio still spinning her last hit “Boom Clap”. Charli’s crazy performance will no doubt be invaluable promo. Her much-anticipated sophomore LP Sucker drops December 16. More »

American Music Awards 2014: Jennifer Lopez Steals The Show With Her Sexy, Barely-There Dress

God bless, Jennifer Lopez. While most of the attendees of tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards dressed like they were going to a funeral, the sexiest woman alive — it’s not even up for debate anymore — stunned onlookers by rocking a barely-there ensemble, which showcased the stunning diva’s legendary curves. She was hands-down the best-dressed on the night and single-handedly saved the red carpet. Can someone please give her an honorary award?

Apart from making jaws drop in the sexiest dress at the AMAs, J.Lo will also take to the stage to perform “Booty” with Iggy Azalea. The butt-themed club-banger has been the biggest hit from Jenny’s much-underrated A.K.A. LP, reaching the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 — mostly due to YouTube views of the eye-popping video. The pop legend also dropped an autobiography this year, which (of course) turned out to be a bestseller. See her gorgeous pics up top. More »

American Music Awards 2014: Nicki Minaj Kept It Cute On The Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj is known for her wild and wacky (and often barely-there) outfits but she rocked a relatively conservative ensemble at tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The femcee wore a little black dress with a difference. For starters, the material was sheer and it was cut-out at the side. Nevertheless, it’s probably the most boring gown in the her wardrobe. But she made it work.

The next couple of weeks are make-or-break for Nicki. While “Anaconda” was a huge hit, The Pinkprint era hasn’t been without a couple of stumbles. Lead single “Pills N Potions” flopped and she was recently slammed in the press for using Nazi imagery in her “Only” lyric video. Given the inroads Iggy Azalea has made this year, the 30-year-old really needs to bring it with her third LP. No doubt, she still has a couple of tricks up her sleeve. Check out her pics up top. More »