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2012 One Direction Tour

One Direction 2013 Tour

When it comes to One Direction’s career, you could say there is much more to come. After finishing in third place on the seventh season of the popular television series The X Factor, One Direction was sure to be a success!

The One Direction album Up All Night became a huge hit in the United Kingdom in 2011. When it debuted in the United States in 2012, it reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, making them the first UK group to ever debut at No. 1 with their first album in the country.

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Lady Antebellum, taking country music by storm

Let’s take a moment and reflect on the history of such a great musical group, known as Lady Antebellum. The country pop trio was formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006 by the three original members who still remain in the group. Lady Antebellum members consist of Hillary Scott (lead and backing vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and backing vocals), and Dave Haywood (backing vocals, guitar, piano, and mandolin).

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Madonna isn’t Lady Gaga, and she wants you to know

Madonna, the 53-year-old pop icon/superstar veteran recently kicked off her “MDNA” tour in the holy land of Jerusalem. She incorporated her hit songs from over the last three decades into this performance including “Like a Virgin”, “Gang Band”, and “Revolver”. Of course she used the material from her recent album “MDNA”!

It would seem, however, that the pop star had something to prove in her performance at the Ramat Gan stadium on Tel Aviv’s outskirts. While performing, she managed to fit in a newly added sampling of Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way” in to her song “Express Yourself”.  At the end of the song she yelled “She’s not me!”

The pop diva, Lady Gaga, made her way into stardom four years ago, releasing hits like “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance”. Since, she has acquired an enormous following and her own risky reputation. Gaga’s influences included Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, and you guessed it, Madonna.

There have been rumors and thoughts of a rivalry between the two superstars, as both show similar characteristics both with their music, performances, and philosophies. Many Fans and critics link Gaga with Madonna in the late 1980s.

So is there a hidden rivalry between these to pop stars? Does Madonna want superiority of the younger version of herself? You be the judge!

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Man accuses Justin Beiber of battery.

Justin Beiber had his big break after being discovered through his homemade videos that he uploaded onto YouTube.  He made his first album at the age of 15-years-olds and became a teen sensation gaining 41 million fans on Facebook and 20 million fans of Twitter.

This teen superstar allegedly ran into an altercation with a photographer while walking to his car. In Los Angeles, a man called the deputies in Calabasas, complaining that the beibs had roughed him up while he was taking pictures of the pop sensation and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, who is well known for her acting roles on the Disney Channel.

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Lil-Wayne

Lil-Wayne

At game 3 of the western conference finals, the Young Money rapper, Lil Wayne, was denied access into the Chesapeake Energy Arena due to one simple reason. According to Thunders’ spokesman Dan Mahoney, the rappers people contacted OKC’s front office in regards to complimentary Oklahoma City Thunder tickets, but demanded front row seats, which were most-likely unavailable.

Apparently, this rapper felt it was his right to have front row seats with or without a ticket, unlike everyone else. He tweeted, “”Was going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow. Smh. Go Spurs!”

Despite the hard feelings Mahoney claimed that Oklahoma City has sold out every game this season.  He then stated “We’d love to have him a game, but like anyone else, he needs a ticket.”

On a lighter note, let’s talk about the future of Lil Wayne. It seems the rapper has some future projects that he will be bringing to the table. He will be making a collaboration album called I Can’t Feel My Face with the rapper Juelz Santana. This project has been in progress for several years.

He will also be releasing a sequel to his 2010 album I Am Not a Human Being, with I Am Not a Human Being 2, which will be debuted this summer. It is also said he will create a sequel to Rebirth, yet another 2010 album.

 

Usher brings it all to the table

Usher Raymond, an R&B singer and songwriter from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has made quite a name for himself since he rose to fame in the 1990s. Between then and now, Raymond has made and released six studio albums, including My Way, Confessions, and Raymond v. Raymond, which is currently the latest album released in 2010.

It has become apparent that R&B star will be releasing a seventh studio album this year. The album Looking 4 Myself is due to be released on June 12, 2012. Usher shows how he has grown from a teen sensation, to a dignified man, to a full on artist who expresses 100% artistic integrity.

According to a Reuters interview, the singer stated, “It was damn near a rebirth. I felt open and creative because I didn’t have anything in my mind. At some point, after making music for a long time, you have to find very new creative and innovative ways to do what you love.”

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John Mayer hits the charts

The Connecticut native pop and blues singer John Mayer has hit some serious success recently after releasing his fifth album “Born And Raised”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, rising above popular artists like Slash and a few American Idol finalists.

This seemed to be a form of redemption for this singer/song-writer/producer after many controversial statements in various media about his high-profile relationships and personal life in 2010. After all the stress, Mayer headed to a quitter life in Montana where he enjoyed the laid-back county sounds soon to be in his latest record. In its first week, it sold 219,000 copies making it his third No. 1 debut.

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Love Letter from Michael Jackson removed from auction

Recently, the items of the deceased music icon, Michael Jackson, have been set to be put up for auction. Among these items are shoes worn on stage, as well as costumes, various apparels, and some of the many accessories worn by the king of pop himself.

However one of the items that would be put up has been removed from the auction. This item happens to be a love letter written to Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley and ex-wife of Michael Jackson. The couple was married from June 1994 to January 1996 when Presley filed for divorce for irreconcilable differences.  They also spent the following four years being an on-and-off couple trying to reconcile.

The letter read, “Lisa I truly need this rest. I haven’t slept literally [sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and business people. I must take care of my health first.” The letter was concluded with, “I’m crazy for you. Love, Turd.” Apparently Turd was a nickname for Jackson, at least I would assume.

Michael Jackson struggled from insomnia, a condition preventing him from sleep. He began using a drug called Propofol, which was the drug he overdosed on and passed away from. His doctor, Conrad Murray was sent to jail for four years after being guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The owner of the letter told TMZ that, “I’m assuming it’s a personal nature, and we wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley.”

Speaking of Elvis, Cirque du Soleil will be performing Viva Elvis, which is sure to be an awesome show, making a tribute to the king of Rock n’ Roll.  They will be performing from May 31 to August 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Aria Resort & Casino – Elvis Theatre.

 

Justin Bieber 2012

Justin Bieber 2012

Justin Beiber is currently booked to perform across seas in Norway and it’s not going to be a normal day’s work for this young heart throb. Beiber fans in Oslo have reached up to tens of thousands, and they’re fanatic! So fanatic, that the officials have to take precautionary measures to prevent a disaster.

Before his show at the Opera House, police have contacted the teen superstar asking for his assistance. Beiber used varies social media sites to talk to fans and alert them that the situation could get out of hand!

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Rebecca Ferguson 

She was the runner-up on the British television show the “X-Factor” in 2010 and hasn’t slowed down since! Critics have her held at high acclaim, with statements comparing her to Aretha Franklin, and saying her voice is all the rage. The New York Daily News said “rich and resonant, tawny and thick, the voice of Rebecca Ferguson has a timber like no other and a character that speaks of a full life.”

The “X-Factor” contestant Rebecca Ferguson seems to be taking the music scene by storm as of lately. Simon Cowell’s company Syco and Columbia Records both back her with her debut album titled Heaven, which was released today!

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