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Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Nov
19
Rihanna Attends ‘It’s Not Over’ Premiere

Rihanna

Pretty in pink. Rihanna stepped out to MAC Cosmetics & MAC AIDS Fund’s premiere of It’s Not Over in L.A. on Tuesday. The Barbados beauty was classy, yet sexy in a pink gingham Altuzarra skirt suit while posing with MAC executives.

The inspiring film, which tells the story of three millennials affected by HIV/AIDS, is now available to stream on Netflix.

While on the red carpet, she told “Entertainment Tonight” reporter Sophie Schillaci that her eighth album is coming “very soon.”

She reportedly played 10 songs for executives in New York last week and one of the tracks, “I’ve Been Searching for Something to Ignite Me When I’m Alone,” may serve as a single.

On December 11, RiRi will host and perform at the 1st Annual Diamond Ball, a black-tie fundraising event benefiting her Clara Lionel Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for global communities in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

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Nov
18
Album Cover: Omarion – ‘Sex Playlist’

Sex Playlist

Omarion brings you into his bedroom on the cover of his fourth album Sex Playlist. The steamy artwork shows a shirtless and tatted O with a naked woman lying on top of him.

His MMG/Atlantic Records debut will arrive exclusively at digital retailers on December 2 featuring the DJ Mustard-produced single “Post to Be” with Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko.

The 13 tracks also include the Jeremih-assisted “Show Me” and the DeBarge-sampled “You Like It.” See the tracklisting.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Mixtape Nicki,’ Babies, & Biggest Fear in Complex

Nicki Minaj

As she gears up for The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj has been gracing the pages of various magazines. Following Billboard, GQ, and V Magazine, the rap queen covers Complex.

She towers above a building in red heels and a black bob on the cover and shows off her impressive body of work while posing against various architectural backdrops.

In the interview, Nicki opens up about returning to her roots, her friendship with Drake, and her plans to start a family after her fifth album.

“I have to put out all six of my albums, contractually,” she said. “After the fifth, I’ll probably have my baby. I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break.’ But we’ll see.”

But before she puts down the mic, she will release her most personal album yet, The Pinkprint, on December 15. “The album is a dope balance of vulnerability and strength, of inspiration and of not being politically correct,” she said. “It’s the best of both worlds. It’s tapping into both sides.”

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Nov
17
Nicki Minaj Shoots ‘Only’ Video with Drake and Lil Wayne

Drake and Nicki Minaj

It was a Young Money reunion on set of the video for “Only.” Nicki Minaj linked up with her YMCMB brothers Drake and Lil Wayne while shooting scenes for the dark and sexy clip.

In the first photos from the set, the rap queen—donning a black bra and panties with sky-high platform heels and a veil—showed off her banging body while giving Drake and Weezy a peep show. Drizzy, who received a lap dance from Nicki in her “Anaconda” video, sat back in a chair and enjoyed the view.

Weezy couldn’t hide his excitement either, ogling Nicki’s “tit teez on fleek” while holding a bottle of her Myx moscato. Chris Brown is also featured on the Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike-produced song.

Look for the video to premiere soon, while Nicki’s third album The Pinkprint arrives December 15.

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics below.

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Nov
17
Ludacris Unveils ‘Burning Bridges’ EP Cover

Burning Bridges

Burn baby burn. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges sets the roof on fire on the cover of his EP Burning Bridges. The illustrated artwork, which he revealed on Instagram, shows a house engulfed in flames.

Luda’s first project since 2013′s mixtape IDGAF will be released on December 16 featuring the Da Internz-produced single “Good Lovin” with Miguel.

In the meantime, Luda has been warming up with his weekly freestyle series “LudaVerses.”

His long-awaited eighth album Ludaversal is due March 31, while Fast & Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3.

Nov
16
J. Cole Announces New Album ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’

2014 Forest Hills Drive

It’s official. In just three weeks, J. Cole will release his third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

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