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Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th June 2014

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

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Cutest Pregnancy Announcement Ever? Kelly Rowland's New Pair Of Baby Air Jordans

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th June 2014

Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t...

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Outkast Were Back In Georgia For Counterpoint Festival 2014, With A Few Special Guests

By Holly Williams | 29th April 2014

Outkast returned home to Georgia for their stint at CounterPoint Festival 2014 - and fans were a lot more pleased this time round than they were at their comeback gig at Coachella.Nothing was going to...

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Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

By Holly Williams | 22nd April 2014

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

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Paolo Nutini's New Album Finds 'Caustic Love' At Hands Of Critics

By Lauren James | 18th April 2014

Paolo Nutini's new album has been out for nearly a week giving music critics chance to chew over the Scottish singer-songwriter's third studio effort, Caustic Love. Released five years after 2009's five times platinum-selling Sunny...

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Counterpoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return Of Outkast

By Michael West | 17th April 2014

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring campgrounds, a food court, bars (including a draught house), carnival rides, free water stations and its very own arts...

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Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

By Lauren James | 4th April 2014

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

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Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

By Lauren James | 20th February 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

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Is Mariah Carey The Modern Day Jessica Rabbit?

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th February 2014

The 2014 BET Awards, honoring Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the late Nelson Mandela and others for their achievements, were taped on February 8th at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. The award show...

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Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

By Lauren James | 9th January 2014

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Ed Norton Gets Help From Alec Baldwin And Miley Cyrus During Opening 'Snl' Monologue

By Joe Wilde | 28th October 2013

Ed Norton isn't exactly known for his comedic chops, so when he appeared as host on this week's Saturday Night Live - the first time he has hosted the long-running show - he was happy...

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Edward Norton Does A Surprisingly Good Job Hosting Halloween-themed Snl

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th October 2013

This week’s SNL was not just the Halloween episode – which is usually more treat than trick – but also Edward Norton’s very first time hosting the sketch comedy show. Despite Norton’s lack of any...

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Janelle MonáE "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album

By Lauren James | 10th September 2013

Singer Janelle Monáe has dropped her sophomore album, Electric Lady, following on from 2010's debut The ArchAndroid. The 27 year-old, who has become famous for her distinctive glamorous tuxedo style, has carved out a musical...

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Justin Timberlake & Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Are The Toasts Of The Night: Mtv Vmas Full Winners List

By Joe Wilde | 26th August 2013

Sunday (25 August) night saw the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York taken over by the biggest names in pop for one night only, as the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards took the recently-completed...

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Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

By Michael West | 25th June 2013

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

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Q.u.e.e.n. – A Righteous Collaboration Between Janelle Monae And Erykah Badu

By Hayley Avron | 2nd May 2013

Janelle Monae releases her new album The Electric Lady soon and the first single to be taken from it is Q.U.E.E.N. - a pretty righteous collaboration between Janelle and Erykah Badu.On her Twitter page, Janelle...

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Janelle Monae In Control, And Why The Grammy Awards 2013 Have A 'Significant Meaning' For Her

By Lorna Greville  | 10th February 2013

Janelle Monae's career has skyrocketed over the past few years, leading to her being nominated for three Grammys in 2011 for Best R&B album and also for her collaboration with Big Boi. This year another...

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Grammy Nominations 2013: Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

By Hayley Avron | 6th December 2012

The nominations for the 55th Grammy Award Nominations in 2013 have officially been announced by the award's organisers. Here’s a run down of some of the main awards, and our tips for Grammy's Glory.Album Of...

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