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Lil Wayne Wants To Take Drake & Nicki Minaj Off Cash Money: Morning Mix

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:: Another day, even more Young Money/Cash Money drama. The latest addition to the saga is frontman Lil Wayne wanting to release Drake and Nicki Minaj off Cash Money Records. Weezy is reportedly planning to sue Birdman for $8 million, and is asking for the Young Money artists to be kept under his control. Truthfully, it won’t be a bad move as they are the two biggest stars on the roster who don’t need to rely on Birdman’s name. But it’s all about loyalty…right? [Rap-Up]

:: This year’s list of Top 500 Influential Brits include some of your favorite artists: One Direction, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Blur and more! The list aims to “shine a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age.”  [Billboard]

:: John Legend is the latest performer addition for the 87th annual Academy Awards! The singer announced the news on Twitter yesterday (January 27), stating he’ll share the stage with Common. The two join Rita Ora and Adam Levine on the roster.

:: Speaking of Adam LevineThe Voice coach will perform alongside Maroon 5 band members at the first Swim Special for Victoria’s Secret. This comes as no surprise, as wife Behati Prinsloo is a model for the lingerie brand. Look out for the show when it airs on February 26 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. [Celebuzz]

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Meghan Trainor Reportedly Hasn’t Made Any Money (Yet) Off “All About That Bass”: Morning Mix

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:: Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” was (and still is) an inescapable, chart-topping hit. But according to the singer, she hasn’t seen any of the profits yet! She reportedly stated, “People think I must be rich but I’m not. I haven’t been able to make a big purchase yet but I’m working on it.” Must be rough! [The Daily Star]

:: This latest news is quite unexpected! Fall Out Boy reveal they have written tunes for One Direction‘s recent Four album, but unfortunately they never made the cut! Rocker Pete Wentz said, “There’s a certain area of odd that we can stake a place in, but it’s like we have the language of twins. Maybe it’s too odd for One Direction because they didn’t end up using the songs this time.” [Digital Spy]

:: In more shocking news, Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 has quit the group. Remaining members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus released a statement: “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors. No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” He will be temporarily replaced by Matt Skiba from fellow rock band Alkaline Trio. [Just Jared]

:: It seems like Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher have ended their quasi Twitter beef! After the former Oasis singer said he “couldn’t live with” the young crooner headlining shows at London’s Wembley stadium, Sheeran decided to play nice and offer him free tickets to the show. And guess what? Gallagher accepted! [NME]

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One Direction’s Harry Styles Is Dating Victoria’s Secret Model Nadine Leopold: Morning Mix

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklist
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklist
The anticipated soundtrack features Beyonce, Jessie Ware, Sia and more.

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:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles is now dating Victoria’s Secret model Nadine Leopold, according to multiple sources. The two aren’t exclusive, but Styles did take Leopold out to eat, twice, for her birthday last week. [Us Weekly]

:: Sam Smith kicked off his debut theater and arena tour on January 9 in Atlanta, by covering the 1937 show tune-turned-jazz standard “My Funny Valentine.” Until live footage surfaces online, revisit the studio version of his rendition. [Billboard]

:: Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accuses Jay Z of being a “pimp” exploiting Beyonce as a “sex object” during their 2014 Grammy Awards performance in his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Perhaps he didn’t realize that the couple performed “Drunk in Love” — a Beyonce song. [US News & World Report]

:: MTV will bring back America’s Best Dance Crew, which ran for seven seasons and wrapped in 2012. Randy Jackson, former American Idol judge, is one of the show’s four executive producers. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco picked on each other on Twitter over the weekend. Why? We’re not sure. [Billboard]

:: Taylor Swift‘s dad has joined HAIM. Sort of. [Instagram]

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One Direction Perform “Night Changes” & “What Makes You Beautiful” During Their Hour-Long ‘TV Special’: Watch

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Pop Divas Bared Their Boobs (A Lot) This Year
Pop Divas Bared Their Boobs (A Lot) This Year
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The gents of One Direction offered up their one-hour NBC TV Special last night, which found the fab five belting out hits from their recent chart-topping album Four as well as their very first single, “What Makes You Beautiful.” (Is that one considered an oldie at this point, Directioners?)

The live segments were recorded in Orlando at the Universal Studios theme park, and the televised shebang also included behind-the-scenes clips of 1D on the road, plus an interview with the guys on a roller coaster.

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Beyonce And Jay Z Outbid By Minecraft Creator For $70 Million Mansion: Morning Mix

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:: Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, outbid Beyonce and Jay Z on a Beverly Hills mansion featuring a 16-car garage, home gym, candy room and a replica of actor James Dean‘s motorcycle. The hip-hop royal couple had visited the house six times, but then Persson closed a deal for $70 million in just six days. [Curbed LA]

:: will.i.am reveals that the Black Eyed Peas have reunited to create new music, though as he stresses, not an album. “I don’t know anyone who was like — unless I was cleaning the house or going on a long drive — not even when they’re working out, do they listen to albums. They listen to a whole bunch of songs at once,” he says. So, there’s that! [Ryan Seacrest]

:: Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish in England on December 21. The couple has two sons, Zachary and Elijah. [Billboard]

:: Nicki Minaj accused ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels on Twitter for “selling vids” and taking advantage of her overall. Samuels fired back to dispute her claims and condemn her for airing them out online: “i jus got off the phone with your mother and come off to this..pls stop.” [Just Jared]

:: Laverne Cox, star of Orange Is the New Black and transgender activist, “literally fell to the floor” when she received a holiday card signed “Love, Beyonce.” Remember, Cox is also an active and vocal member of the Beyhive. [MTV]

:: Have you ever wanted to see One Direction‘s Harry Styles and actress Kristen Wiig lead a sing-along to “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life”? Of course you have. [Instagram]

“I’m really proud of how he’s coming out of that stage and the music he’s working on is really, really fresh right now,” Will teased. “Bieber is awesome!” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/12/18/will-i-am-talks-i-ampuls-smartwatch-taylor-swift-and-new-justin-bieber-music/#sthash.Ya9I64kU.dpuf
“I’m really proud of how he’s coming out of that stage and the music he’s working on is really, really fresh right now,” Will teased. “Bieber is awesome!” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/12/18/will-i-am-talks-i-ampuls-smartwatch-taylor-swift-and-new-justin-bieber-music/#sthash.Ya9I64kU.dpuf

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One Direction Are Swoon-Worthy Cheerleaders On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

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One Direction Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'
One Direction Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'
Watch the winning boy band sing ''Night Changes'' and ''Ready to Run.''

Before One Direction took the stage on Saturday Night Live as its musical guests last night (December 20), the winning boy band posed as a swoon-worthy high school dance squad in its “Girlfriends” skit.

Here’s the premise: During a talk show called Girlfriends, Morgan (Aidy Bryant) claims that she’s on the squad, without knowing that her co-host Kyra (Cecily Strong) has invited the team captain (Amy Adams) — or the guy dancers, played by 1D – to the show. Of course, One Direction are convincing as high school heartthrobs — matching track suits, robotic dance moves, “‘Sup Morgan?”‘s and all.

“How’s your guinea pig?” Zayn Malik asks, as Morgan stutters. The best part, of course, is when Niall Horan and Harry Styles try desperately to stifle their laughter.

One Direction, the biggest-selling touring act of 2014 (so far), will embark its UK and Ireland On the Road Again tour in 2015, starting June 6 in Cardiff. Until then, watch the SNL skit up top.

One Direction Performs “Night Changes” And “Ready To Run” On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

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2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
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One Direction performed for the third time on Saturday Night Live for its December 20 holiday episode. As the preview showed, there are still jokes to be made of the winning boy band’s appeal — guest host Amy Adams planting mistletoe on set, for instance. And to be fair, each member’s starry-eyed gazes toward the (at times squealing) crowd aren’t likely to help, either.

Yet as the English-Irish ensemble sang “Night Changes” and “Ready to Run,” off its new album FOUR, One Direction also sounded convincing as adults — grown men, even. Music by boy bands has long featured expertly arranged harmonies, though as noted a few times before, One Direction recalls the Beach Boys, as opposed to Backstreet Boys, with its new and more mature sound.

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Amy Adams Tries To Woo One Direction In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo Clip: Watch

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The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
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In the new promo clip for Saturday Night LiveAmy Adams seems to have quite a thing for One Direction! The Big Eyes actress tries to seduce the British/Irish lads, but hilariously doesn’t succeed! Adams has many attempts — jumping into the guys’ arms, blackmailing them into kissing her underneath mistletoe. But, the boy band is not having any of it!

Catch One Direction’s appearance on SNL tomorrow (December 20) at 11:30 p.m. EST! Their latest LP FOUR (released on November 17) features tracks like “18,” “Ready To Run,” “Night Changes” and “Steal My Girl.” The band also plan to embark on a North American and European stadium tour in 2015, beginning on June 10 in Vienna, Austria.  More »

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay & Calvin Harris Rock The BBC Music Awards 2014: Watch All The Performances

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1D In Action
One Direction's Huge Album Sales
One Direction's Huge Album Sales
One Direction's 'Four' delivers the second-biggest opening week sales of 2014 behind Taylor Swift.

One Direction stole the show at the BBC Music Awards 2014 tonight (December 11) with a show-stopping performance of “Steal My Girl.” Zayn Malik looked dead inside and Liam Payne sang off-key, but who really cares when their hair and outfits were on-point? The boy band drew the biggest applause, which was quite an honor given that the line-up of performers included Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and multiple-Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran.

Coldplay delivered the goods with Ghost Stories hit “A Sky Full Of Stars,” while Ed belted out x lead single “Sing.” They both sounded great and confirmed their standing as consummate live performers. Also on the bill were Labrinth and Ella Henderson. They joined forces for a surprisingly good mash-up of their recent hits “Jealous” and “Ghost.” Check out all of the BBC Music Awards 2014 performances after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry And One Direction Were The Most Popular Acts On Twitter In 2014

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2014′s Best Albums: Idolator's Top 10
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With 2014 coming to an end, social media networks are taking a look back at the biggest moments in pop culture over the past year, including Spotify and YouTube. (Did you watch the YouTube Rewind yet?)

And today, Twitter’s giving us the lowdown on the highest numbers.

According to new data released by the social network, it’s a great, big Belieber world: Justin Bieber was the most tweeted-about artist of 2014, followed by One Direction‘s Niall, Harry and Liam. (Sorry, Zayn!)

And it’s probably a wise move on the NFL’s part to have Prism princess Katy Perry as their Super Bowl half time show act, because she had the highest growth in followers (13 million!) this year, followed closely by the Biebs and Miss Taylor Swift.

To no one’s surprise, when it comes to stans, Bieber’s wildly loyal fanbase (the Beliebers) also took the crown as the most talked about fan base on Twitter, followed by 1D’s Directioners and, somewhat more surprisingly, Kesha‘s Animals.

Were you one of the ones tweeting or following Katy, 1D and Justin this year? Check out the full lists below via Variety, and sound off about the stats in the comments below. More »