That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first… More »
Remember those tracks Michael Jackson was said to have recorded with late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the early 1980s? Turns out they may (or may not) have fallen into the hands of hackers. Sony, which owns the rights to the King Of Pop’s remaining material, has admitted that its website was hacked, and a… More »
Sorry — what was that? We could barely hear you over the locomotive that is the Madonna Train roaring through Planet Pop at 140 mph. The Queen truly soared and thrilled over the past seven days, but the week wasn’t without heartbreak, as a bona fide R&B pioneer from the television world met a tragic… More »
Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode (cleverly titled “Michael”) aired last night, and it featured a mish-mosh of a cappella versions, faithful covers and reenactments of several classic MJ videos. (There were also cellos, eye patches and Finchel duets filling the relatively plot-less episode right to the brim.) It was all a bunch of silliness to… More »
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:: Rumors are flying that Britney Spears may be hitting the studio with Shakira in a track produced by Pharrell and will.i.am — but are somebody’s hips lying about this? Until we get confirmation, let’s just enjoy this cute photo of Brit-Brit out on a stroll with her boys. [BreatheHeavy]… More »
It was clear even before Friday night’s performance of Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil spectacular, The IMMORTAL World Tour (playing three nights at LA’s Staples Center) began that this would be a night dedicated to celebrating the glory of Michael’s legacy: we saw so many little kids in fedoras moonwalking in the lobby to… More »
As Glee draws closer to its Michael Jackson tribute show (make sure you tweet accordingly with the #GleeHee hashtag), the musical dramedy has teased us with another selection from Tuesday’s episode. Naya Rivera pays homage to the original music video for “Smooth Criminal” with a fedora and zoot suit jacket, though she stays clear… More »
The late, great Michael Jackson was honored today by having his glove and shoe prints immortalized at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Joining the Gloved One’s family for the ceremony was Justin Bieber (with his newly tinted ‘do), who posed alongside Jackson’s daughter, Paris. Perhaps having the late King Of Pop as your dad makes one… More »
Darren Criss obviously knows how to dance — after all, he had to show off his moves nightly during his three-week run in the Broadway show How To Succeed — but we had no idea he knew how to dance. Blaine is the lead Gleek in this performance clip of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, from Glee’s upcoming… More »
On February 5, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI — the 46th iteration of America’s biggest game. Millions of fans will gather ’round the television set with seven-layer dip and cold drinks to watch an epic match-up of teams, the year’s funniest and most expensive commercials and most importantly — as far as… More »
The Michael Jackson tribute episode of Glee — aptly titled “Michael” — is just three weeks away (it airs January 31), and TV Guide Magazine got the inside scoop and some pics from the set. “Michael’s kids are somewhat fans of the show, so the estate was lovely,” says show runner Ryan Murphy. “In fact,… More »
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:: On January 26, Michael Jackson will be immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theater by having his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, dip his sequined glove and shoes in cement. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Britney Spears is clearly infatuated with her engagement ring. [MTV Buzzworthy]
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Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey—Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.
We’re 85% sure that Chris Glover, now known professionally as synth-enthusiast and remixer extraordinaire Penguin Prison, is not an aquatic bird. Nor is he incarcerated. This 28-year-old New Yorker… More »
The alleged list of songs featured in the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute episode of Glee has hit the web, and instead of the rumored 10 to 12 tunes from MJ’s songbook, there will be 14 tracks (!) performed on the show. (Two of the numbers will be mash-ups comprised of two songs, but still, that’s… More »
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:: Nearly a year after their performance of “Thriller” after the Super Bowl, Glee is planning to tribute Michael Jackson yet again in their Janury 24 episode. Ten to twelve songs from the King Of Pop’s songbook will be covered over the course of the episode, which basically works… More »
After being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison — the maximum sentence possible — for his involvement in the death of Michael Jackson. During the sentencing, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor noted that “Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies.” More… More »
When the pop history book is finally written about this era of music, upcoming SNL host Katy Perry will have at least one more achievement to look back on, following her record five Hot 100 chart-topping singles from Teenage Dream — she’s now only fifth artist to land six Top 10 hits on the Hot… More »
By Monday morning, Lady Gaga’s UK X Factor performance — which featured a decapitated Mother Monster holding her own head in the crook of her arm while singing “Marry The Night” — had washed onto the Internet. The past week also brought a listening session for Amy Winehouse’s upcoming Lioness collection, Rebecca Black’s new single… More »
Ahead of next week’s release of Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil soundtrack Immortal, Billboard brings us a full listen off Epic Records’ “re-imagining” of the King of Pop’s work (which hath also wrought an encyclopedic megamix). “Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie” stitches together two of MJ’s Jacksons-era grooves over a driving house… More »