Nicki Minaj Dons a Bikini While Filming ‘Starships’ Video
It seems like every time Nicki Minaj steps out in public, she makes an impression with what she’s wearing — and that goes double on the set of her videos. So, it’s no surprise that when Nicki flew to Hawaii to film her clip for ‘Starships,’ the paparazzi were on hand to get a look at her outfits.
Nicki Minaj Breaks U.K. Record With ‘Starships’
We told you last week that Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Starships‘ was poised to make history, and now it’s official: She’s the highest-charting female rapper in U.K. history. Pop the champagne! Or whatever it is British people drink when they’re celebrating.
Michael Jackson Song Hackers Released on Bail, Stand Trial Next January
Well, that didn’t take long: Just days after it was announced that Sony Music’s vaults were digitally penetrated by hackers who sneaked away with Michael Jackson‘s entire back catalog, it’s being reported that a pair of UK men were arrested in connection with the crime.
Whitney Houston’s Family Investigating Death Scene Photo Leaks
Whitney Houston‘s body has been laid to rest and her cause of death has reportedly been determined, but for her family, the hard work of coming to terms with her untimely death has just begun — and part of that work will include attempting to track down a photographer who took unauthorized photos of the singer after she died.
Chris Brown, Pitbull + More Hit the NBA All-Star Halftime Stage
Just a couple of weeks after making a much buzzed-about appearance at the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown picked up another high-profile gig over the weekend, performing at the NBA All-Star Game with Pitbull.
Jay-Z Disapproves of the Rihanna / Chris Brown Collaborations
The-Dream may be in favor of Rihanna and Chris Brown guesting on each other’s tracks, but there’s a long list of people who still can’t quite believe what they’re hearing — and that group reportedly includes Jay-Z.
Lil Wayne Was Not Arrested Backstage at 2012 Grammy Awards
The Grammys are a night of celebration, dedicated to the spirit of coming together to honor major artistic and commercial success — but for Lil Wayne fans, last night’s ceremony was a cause for concern, due to rumors that he was going to be arrested on gun charges after his performance with Chris Brown, David Guetta, Foo Fighters and deadmau5. But fear not, Wayniacs: It was all a false alarm, and
Ne-Yo Named Senior Vice President of A&R, Motown Records
It’s been awhile since the glory days of Motown Records. But, it’s still one of the most respected labels in R&B, with arguably the richest catalog in the genre; and like any record company, it’s always just a breakout signing or two away from the top of the charts. To help find and secure that talent, the label has hired a brand new senior VP of A&R: multiplatinum artist and new Motown si
Mariah Carey + Eminem Are Two of the 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time
As part of their annual year-end music industry report, Billboard and the Nielsen Company recently tallied up the all-time sales totals for the Soundscan era, and their updated Top 10 list includes some of the heaviest hitters in the history of rock, pop, and country — including PopCrush favorites Mariah Carey and Eminem, who placed third and seventh, respectively.
Rihanna Accused of Plagiarism in ‘We Found Love’ Video
With over half a million copies sold and a pair of hit singles on the charts in its first month of release, Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk’ can safely be counted as another success in her rapidly growing list of impressive career achievements. Unfortunately, it has arrived alongside a cloud of controversy that she’s finding it tough to shake.
Rihanna Is 2011′s Most ‘Liked’ Artist on Facebook
With a new hit album, a record-setting string of No. 1 singles, and a role in one of 2012′s big-budget blockbusters to her name, it’s pretty obvious that a lot of people like Rihanna. Now we know that a lot of people also ‘like’ her — on Facebook, that is.
Kanye West, Chris Brown + More Praise File-Sharing and Megaupload in New Video
Megaupload. You’ve used the service, you know the name. And while it might be just one of a growing number of services dedicated to free and speedy file-sharing, it’s the only one that can boast a catchy song recorded in its honor — by an all-star lineup including will.i.am, Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Floyd Mayweathe
Beastie Boys Announced as 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
It seems like just yesterday that they were urging us to fight for our right to party. Now — as of this morning (Dec. 7), in fact — the Beastie Boys are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s latest inductees.
Rihanna Booed by Angry Fans at London Concert
Rihanna might have the No. 1 spot on the British album charts, but that doesn’t mean she can show up late to her U.K. gigs — as she learned last week, when an angry crowd booed her after she took the stage at London’s O2 Arena an hour after the concert’s scheduled 9PM start time.
will.i.am Joins U.K. Version of ‘The Voice’ as Coach
Sure, he’s hard at work promoting his new single with Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, but will.i.am has never been satisfied doing only one thing — so he’s just added another job to his ever-growing stack of duties as a 21st century pop culture kingpin.
Kane Beatz Says Nicki Minaj Is Working on ‘Crazy’ New Music [VIDEO]
It wasn’t even a year ago that Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pink Friday’ jumped over the 1.5-million mark in sales, and now her producer Kane Beatz is saying she’s already back in the studio. According to Kane, the music sounds “crazy.”
Rihanna Unveils Two Smoking Hot Covers for ‘Talk That Talk’ Album
Yesterday, Rihanna revealed the covers for her upcoming album ‘Talk That Talk.’ Yes, you read that right — covers, as in “more than one.” Because when you’re one of the most prolific hitmakers in recent history and you’re about to release one of the most highly anticipated records of the year, you don’t have to play by everyone else’s rules. We’ve all seen plenty of this star lately with her singl
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa Win Big at 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards
The sixth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, offering an impressive array of performances from the old school (including a show-closing medley from Heavy D) and the new (Wiz Khalifa delivering a high-energy rendition of ‘Taylor Gang’). Of course, plenty of honors were handed out along the way. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes led the night with five and four awards, respectively, while Nicki Mi
Willow Smith Enlists Nicki Minaj for Her New Single, ‘Fireball’ [AUDIO]
Willow‘s back for her next attempt at achieving ‘Whip My Hair’-level success, but this time she’s brought along hip-hop princess Nicki Minaj to up her game. Both stars trade rap verses on the recently released ‘Fireball,’ where the 10-year-old multimedia magnate kicks things off by asking “Um, hello? Can we get this party started?”
Beyoncé Shows Off Baby Bump in New Video for ‘Countdown’ [VIDEO]
Beyoncé has been ramping up anticipation for her new ‘Countdown’ video for days now, right down to a ticking clock on MTV’s homepage. At last, the countdown to ‘Countdown’ is over.