Tag Archives: pop music

Madonna – Celebration

Here’s a low-rez (including crowd noise) leak of the first single from Madonna’s coming greatest hits package. Over at Boy Culture, Matthew Rettenmund has all the details about the release, including artwork and track listings.

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His Most Famous Performance

The day after the Motown 25 special aired, Fred Astaire called Michael Jackson to marvel at his Moonwalk.

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Michael Jackson Dies Of Cardiac Arrest

Numerous television reports and gossip sites are reporting that Michael Jackson suffered “severe” cardiac arrest this afternoon and is critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital. He was administered CPR in the ambulance and is said to be in “really rough shape.” His family is en route to the hospital. UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Jackson has died. We’ve just ...

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How To Definitely Prove You Aren’t Gay

When you are the rumored-to-be-gay Jonas brother, a very late-to-the-game, extremely badly danced Single Ladies routine should put those pesky net whispers to rest. As a bonus, you get to appear bravely gay-friendly for doing it in semi-drag. RELATED: Mother Jonas says she won’t hate her sons if they fail in their famous purity pledge.”They are men. They have desires. ...

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Natalie Cole Gets New Kidney

Natalie Cole, who was clearly in pain and out of breath during a recent American Idol appearance, received a kidney transplant yesterday in Los Angeles. Cole, the 59-year-old daughter of R&B legend Nat “King” Cole, underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The kidney came from a deceased organ donor, the spokeswoman said in a statement. ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Penetration Inc, today’s Swag Tuesday giftie is Beautiful Mess, the ninth studio album from Swing Out Sister, which is available nationwide today. There are few artists in the pop music landscape who manage to stand the test of time while remaining completely unique and relevant. Swing Out Sister has managed to do this over their remarkable 20-plus year ...

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Adam Lambert – One & Cryin’

Adam Lambert was typically great tonight covering U2 and Aerosmith, but to my mind, both Danny Gokey and Kris Allen turned in their best performances of the season. Tomorrow will be interesting.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fly Life Inc, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is the new EP from British electro-pop sensation Little Boots and two tickets to her May 18th NYC performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Little Boots is without question the most talked-about new UK pop star of the year. The Blackpool-born Hesketh first captured attention as a member of electro-indie combo ...

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Bye Allison

As expected (and predicted by Dial Idol).

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Poz Diva Arrested For Unprotected Sex

Pop star Nadja Benaissa of the multi-million selling girl group No Angels has been arrested by the German government for having unprotected sex while knowing she is HIV-positive. Lawyers for Nadja Benaissa, a 26-year-old singer with the succsessful girl band, is accused of having had unprotected sex with three men in 2004 and 2006, according to state prosecutors in Darmstadt, ...

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The First Openly Gay Idol?

After last night’s performance, some folks are saying openly gay American Idol contestant Adam Lambert has positioned himself as a front runner. Sorry, but I’m just not feeling it yet. And where are this year’s trainwrecks? Where’s Sanjaya 2009?

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Depeche Mode – Wrong

I really like this. From the upcoming album Sounds Of The Universe, due out April 21st. TRIVIA: Depeche Mode’s first single, Dreaming Of Me, was released 28 years ago this week, eventually peaking at #57 on the UK pop chart. Performance clip from that year below.

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The Power Of American Idol

Seven former American Idol contestants have eight songs in this week’s AC Top 40. No. 4: The Time of My Life, David CookNo. 6: What About Now, DaughtryNo. 8: Crush, David ArchuletaNo. 15: One Step at a Time, Jordin SparksNo. 19: Light On, David CookNo. 26: What’s Right Is Right, Taylor HicksNo. 29: It’s Your Love, Melinda DoolittleNo. 30: My ...

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Dolly Parton Is NOT Gay! Sheesh!!

Last night on the Larry King Show, Dolly Parton denied that she is gay for the umpteenth time in her career. Her mysterious husband of 42 years is discussed, but Dolly says she doesn’t really care what people think and that’s “it’s for God to judge, not people.” (Via – Towleroad)

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2009 Grammy Winners

It was definitely Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s night, wasn’t it? I was especially pleased to see gay favorite Adele win Best New Artist. I’d never even heard of Adele until seeing her perform at last fall’s Out 100 Awards here in NYC. Complete list of winners here. Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising SandSong of ...

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The World’s Youngest Transsexual

German pop star Kim Petras has revealed that she underwent gender reassignment surgery late last year at the age of 16, becoming what some are calling the world’s youngest transsexual. In Germany, such operations are not usually allowed until the patient is 18. However Kim managed to convince doctors when she was just 12 that she should have the surgery. ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fly Life, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is The Annie Lennox Collection, a fantastic greatest hits package that includes two new tracks. The Annie Lennox Collection paints a vivid portrait in song of the most successful female British artist in pop music history. Available on February 17 from Arista Records, this 14-song retrospective brings together the acclaimed artist’s finest ...

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#1 This Week In 1972

Fifty years ago today, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash in rural Iowa. And this week in 1972, Don McLean’s tribute song to the three and to rock-n-roll in general, American Pie, spent the last of its four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s pop chart. Clocking in at more than eight and ...

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#1 This Week In 1977

In January 1977 Rose Royce took their debut single Car Wash, the theme from the blaxploitation movie of the same name, to #1 on the pop chart for one week. The single was written and produced by Motown’s legendary Norman Whitfield, who took Rose Royce with him when he jumped ship for MCA Records. Rose Royce scored three more Top ...

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# This Week In 1974

Ringo Starr’s cover of Johnny Burnette’s 1960 #8 hit, You’re Sixteen, hit #1 for one week in January 1974. It was Starr’s second of two #1’s as a solo artist, the other being 1973’s Photograph. Paul McCartney plays the kazoo, making You’re Sixteen the only #1 record in history to feature a kazoo solo. You should be able to identify ...

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