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Grammy Awards 2014: Music’s Leading Ladies Rule The Red Carpet

Popular music’s leading ladies duked it out on the red carpet at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles tonight (January 26). Country queen Taylor Swift opted for a sleek and chic metallic number — as did mom-to-be Ciara, who proudly showed off her ever-growing bump.

It was nice to see a number of veterans holding their own. Cyndi Lauper and Stevie Nicks are still the coolest women in pop, while Gloria Estefan has aged a day since the 1980s. Of the new generation of divas, Iggy Azalea made the biggest impression in her stunning white dress. Oh and kudos to Sara Bareilles for keeping it real with her kooky hair braids. More »

Michelle Williams Taps Fantasia For The “If We Had Your Eyes” Remix: Listen

Michelle Williams blurs the lines between gospel and R&B even further with a powerful new remix of “If We Had Your Eyes” featuring the powerful pipes of gal pal Fantasia. The two god-fearing divas make an excellent duo, feeding off each other in the now even-more-inspiring mid-tempo ballad.

The best thing about Michelle and Fantasia joining forces is that they both possess such distinctive voices. It’s great to hear someone playing off the Destiny’s Child diva’s gravelly vocal runs and their vocal tug-of-war in the chorus is spine-chilling. Listen to “If We Had Your Eyes” 2.0 after the jump. More »

Fantasia & Missy Elliott Perform “Without Me” On ’106 & Park’: Watch

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Fantasia Lays Down The Law
Fantasia performed slick girl-power anthem “Without Me” with rap legend Missy Elliot on 106 & Park last night (August 14). Unfortunately, Kelly Rowland couldn’t be there to sing her verse but the backing singers did a great job filling in for her. It was the first time the duo sang the R&B smash live and they pulled it off effortlessly.

Dressed in black, Tasia tore her vocal up — as usual — before Missy came out to show today’s crop of femcees how it’s done. In a post-performance interview, the former American Idol winner called the track “a little ratchet”. That might be true but ratchet never felt so good! Watch up top.

Fantasia, Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott Join Forces In Sassy “Without Me” Video: Watch

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What Would You Be Without Me?
Fantasia teamed up with pals Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot on the sassy “Without Me” — a highlight from her hugely underrated Side Effects Of You album. The slinky break-up anthem is finally being released as a single and the trio have reunited for the slick, neon-colored video. Directed by Gomillion & Leupold, the clip shows Tasia in a completely new light. She looks sexier than ever, pulls off the modest choreography and poses like a real diva.

Perhaps being around Kelly and Missy rubbed off. The “Kisses Down Low” singer always turns it out and she sizzles in a bodysuit. The scene where the ladies dance together is a treat and they have obvious chemistry. But if I had to choose a highlight, it would have to be the return of Missy Elliot. She looks healthier and happier than she has in years, rocking a mohawk and trademark tracksuit. Her presence complements the track’s retro ’90s sound perfectly. More »

Justin Bieber’s Mega-Hit “Baby” Is Now Diamond-Certified: Morning Mix

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:: All hail the Beliebers! Due to a change in chart regulations – views from streaming sites now count towards sales – Justin Bieber has been awarded his first diamond single for “Baby”. Next up, “Beauty And A Beat”? [RIAA via Twitter]

:: R&B divas Kelly Rowland and Fantasia are bringing sexy back on the set of their “Without Me” video. Nice catsuits!  [Necole Bitchie]

:: Here’s another reason to get excited about Bonnaroo. RZA, Earl Sweatshirt and Solange have signed up for the events’s hip-hop superjam. [Consequence Of Sound]

:: Australian feminists are rallying to get Tyler, The Creator thrown out of the country. The Collective Shout advocacy group has accused the rapper of promoting “hate speech” against women. [NME]

:: In light of Paris Jackson‘s recent suicide attempt, Demi Lovato has revealed that she was forced to sign a no-suicide contract at age 7. Dark. [Us Magazine]

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Fantasia Plans To Release New Album By Year’s End

It’s no secret that Fantasia has had a rough life, causing everyone to wonder whether or not this American Idol alum would be able to make some kind of comeback. Over the past month, however, she walked back to the spotlight and recently announced she’s banking on releasing her fourth album by the end of the year — one she worked on with Chuck Harmony and Jerry Wonder. Upon making the announcement about going back into the studio, she even went back to her Idol roots and performed with Joshua Ledet, who took third place this past season. More »

Fantasia Barrino, Joshua Ledet Duet On “Take Me To The Pilot”: Watch

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Phillip Phillips wasn’t the only one realizing his dreams on Wednesday night’s American Idol Season 11 finale. Top 3 finalist — and our not-so-secret favorite from this cycle — Joshua Ledet made a triumphant return to the Idol stage alongside “the biggest inspiration of [his] life” Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino. And whoo boy was that inspiration apparent as the two soul powerhouses let loose on “Take Me To The Pilot”, turning Elton John‘s 1970 B-side into an old-school gospel revival. It was something like a family act, Fantasia in a form-fitting sequin catsuit and Josh in a iridescent cream blazer, screaming in call-and-answer to one another from across the crowd. See if you can’t resist clapping along with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, or having a good chuckle at the downright beffuddled-looking Scotty McCreery at the 2:46 mark.

Get A Taste Of Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: Morning Mix

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:: Thanks to music blogger Byron Cooke, check out a partial album track list (including songs named “Cookoo” and “Kickin In”) and some one-listen song reviews from Adam Lambert’s Trespassing and find out why this is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. [MJs Big Blog]

:: Demi Lovato is no longer the apple of Wilmer Valderamma’s eye as the two have reportedly broken up. [Socialite Life]

:: Chris Brown is the latest artist to slap dubstep on their album. [Just Jared]

:: Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and Estelle are on the lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival, which will be held July 6-8 at the Louisiana Superdome. [Rap-Up]

:: Natalia Kills wants to do some evil things to her fella in her “Kill My Boyfriend” video. [Arjan Writes]

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Katy Perry Performs “The One That Got Away” On UK ‘X Factor’ — Morning Mix


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:: A pink-haired (and extremely subdued) Katy Perry performed a beautiful acoustic version of her new single “The One That Got Away” on the UK edition of The X Factor. [PopDust]

:: American Idol‘s Paul McDonald wed his girlfriend of eight months, Twilight actress Nikki Reed, over the weekend. [Just Jared]

:: More wedding news! Actress Brenda Strong is engaged to Miley’s big bro Trace Cyrus. We can’t wait to see video of Miley singing “Party In The USA” at the reception! [Celebuzz]

:: Katy Perry really got into the spirit of traversing around London, she paid tribute to the country’s bright red telephone booths on her dress. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Fantasia revealed that she will give birth to a baby boy in late December. [PopCrush]

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The Morning Mix: Ke$ha To Guest On Alice Cooper’s New Album

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:: Ke$ha continues to spread her musical wings by appearing on rock legend Alice Cooper’s new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. We’re sure they did shots on the hood of her car (and pretty much everywhere else) before hitting the studio. [Pop Dust]

:: See the men of Glee dressed as The Village People. Surely Chris Colfer would have made a better cop than Mark Salling? [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her second child. The father is yet to be revealed. [Pop Crush]

:: After making a brief cameo on Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything”, Nayer is back with a hot new song of her own. [Just Jared]

:: In addition to being named one of our top 11 new ladies of pop, Skylar Grey also nailed her album showcase in San Francisco. [Music & Lyrics]

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