The final leg of Katy Perry’s Witness World Tour has yielded some interesting headlines. Before she even touched down for the string of shows across Australia and New Zealand, she opened up about the underperforming of Witness in a confessional interview with Vogue Australia. Then, earlier this month she met up with Celine Dion. The duo posed for an iconic backstage shoot together, and the “My Heart Will Go On” legend taught Katy how to do her signature chest slap (the secret is doing it with one hand!). That’s not all though. Yesterday we learned that the 33-year-old is trying to cook up a fresh hit with her opening act, Zedd. During an interview with Australian radio host Kent Small, the producer was asked about the possibility and provided an interesting answer.

“I’d love to do some music with Zedd who’s coming out to join me on half of the Australian tour,” Katy said in a previous interview. When hit with evidence of the “Hey Hey Hey” siren’s excitement, the “Happy Now” hitmaker admitted that something was in the works. However, he wasn’t sure if it would see the light of day. “I’m always relatively open about the fact that I make a lot of music with people,” he said. “It doesn’t always come out. But we’ve been working. And still wanting to release a song with...

Britney Spears is one of the most recognizable names in pop music. She dominated the genre in the late ’90s and early ’00s with hits such as “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again.” But like many stars who are thrust into the spotlight at an early age, Britney struggled in her personal life. While undergoing intense professional success, Britney also experienced some major setbacks involving her relationships, children, and mental health. These are the highs and lows of Britney’s life… 

She Was A Contestant On Star Search & Lost When She Was Only 11

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Britney got her musical start early, beginning when she sang in the choir of her Baptist church. She took voice lessons and participated in several talent competitions. At age 11, she pulled off an impressive performance on Star Search but still lost. She competed against Marty Thomas in 1992.

Thomas later recalled he was shocked that he won: “I remember walking offstage thinking, ‘She’s going to beat me.'” He added that she clearly possessed a star quality. “She wanted it. She wanted it bad,” he said. “She worked. That’s what you’ve got to do…I’ve never for a minute felt anything but sheer pride for her.”

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Pop stars, celebrities and politicians have taken to social media to react to news of the death of Aretha Franklin. The undisputed Queen of Soul passed away this morning following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Earlier this week reports broke of her poor health, prompting an outpouring of love for the 76-year-old icon from the likes of Ciara, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott. Today (August 16) everyone from Diana Ross, Paul McCartney and Carole King to Christina Aguilera and Hillary Clinton have reflected on the loss of the legendary artist.

Posting a photo of the two from 2012, Barbra Streisand mourned the loss. “It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her,” she wrote on Instagram. “Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world.” McCartney shared a similarly evocative message. “Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years.” Meanwhile, Ross announced that she was “sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin.” Close friend Smokey Robinson said farewell. “This morning my longest friend in this world went home to be with our Father. I will miss her so much but I know she’s at peace.”

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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, died today (August 16) at the age of 76. The icon’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn shared a statement with the Associated Press this morning. In it, she confirmed the news and shared a cause of death. “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute.” The statement also included a personal message on behalf of the singer’s family. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.” Thanking fans for their support during this difficult time, they requested privacy as they mourned their loss.

Earlier this week it was reported that the diva was in grave health and surrounded by family in Detroit, Michigan. “I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul… is gravely ill,” Evrod Cassimy, a reporter for Detroit news outlet Local 4, shared on Twitter. “I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time.” Stars including Mariah Carey, Ciara and Missy Elliott reached out to offer support for the “I Say A Little Prayer” legend. “we MUST CELEBRATE the Living Legends while...

It looks like Camila Cabello has officially selected the third single off her chart-topping debut album. Today (August 16), the 21-year-old linked up with Swae Lee for a reimagined version of “Real Friends.” The track emerged as a dual release alongside “Never Be The Same” last year. But it fell to the back-burner as the latter raced up the charts. Now that the ethereal anthem has run its course, the “Havana” siren is clearly hoping for another hit alongside the Rae Sremmurd rapper. Hopping onto the sparse production, he adds some extra dimension with a guest verse. His vocals come off a little on the robotic side at times thanks to some excessive studio magic. However, his falsetto is a nice compliment to Camila’s breathy delivery.

Although the remix and single selection is a little surprising, it is definitely poised for big things. The hitmaker certainly knows about the benefits of a star-studded remix. Earlier this year she joined forces with country star Kane Brown for a reworked version of “Never Be The Same.” The surprise collaboration helped propel the track to a Top 10 peak on the Billboard Hot 100. Camila also linked up with Bazzi for a remix of the rising star’s “Beautiful.” In just under two weeks, the duet has racked up more than 17 million streams on Spotify and debuted at the number 60 spot...

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Starting out his life as a sickly child with a passion for music, Neil Young has grown to become one of the most influential songwriters and musicians of all time. Coming into prominence during one of the most pivotal moments of music history, he has proven himself to be a master of genres with a deep understanding of music. Known for his work in Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, and Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, he has gifted us with songs like “Heart of Gold,” “Old Man,” and “For What It’s Worth.” He’s called the Godfather of Grunge for a reason and his music and accomplishments are recognized by generations both young and old. This is the life and times of Neil Young.

A Sickly Childhood

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Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada. After living in Toronto for just four years, his family moved to the rural town of Omemee, where Neil and his brother Robert would spend their boyhood years. While Neil should have had a typical childhood, he suffered from numerous illnesses including epilepsy, Type 1 diabetes, and polio.

By 1951, he was in such bad health that he was unable to even walk. Over time, Young got over his ailments and had developed an interest in music, learning to play the ukelele and the banjo.

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Natalia Kills was poised to be the next big thing in 2010. After attracting the attention of, she landed a record deal and began churning out captivating dark pop concoctions. Dropping a handful of buzz tracks and drawing near-instant comparisons to Lady Gaga, the rising star struck solid gold with “Mirrors.” Co-produced by Akon, the anthem received strong reviews and would serve as the lead single to her debut album, Perfectionist. When 2011 rolled around, she bested herself with the release of her second single, “Wonderland.” Released the day her LP dropped internationally, she perfectly highlighted her immense potential with the glimmering hit.

A brooding love song, it draws multiple comparisons to the leading ladies of various fairytales. “I’m not Snow White, but I’m lost inside this forest. I’m not Red Riding Hood, but I think the wolves have got me,” she cryptically announces over a moody production. “Don’t want the stilettos. I’m not, not Cinderella. I don’t need a knight, so baby take off all your armor,” she continues. Moving into the chorus, she admits that, although she doesn’t believe in the manufactured concept of happily ever after, she is willing to believe in her relationship. “I don’t believe in fairytales, but I believe in you and me.”

“I really wanted to reject the ideologies of perfection and fairytales that we’re conditioned to aspire to from a young age,” she said of the track in an

Joe Jonas is keeping busy in 2018. The DNCE frontman has graced his fans with a slew of content over the course of the last few months. He linked up with up-and-coming duo Loote on their wistful breakup anthem “Longer Than I Thought” and continued his winning streak alongside Jonas Blue on the rambunctious “I See Love.” In the meantime, the “Cake By The Ocean” group also dropped another EP’s worth of material. Between all this, he found time to act as a judge alongside Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem on The Voice Australia. Through it all, fans are luckily able to keep up with his antics via Instagram.

The hitmaker regularly uploads content to the app, providing a behind the scenes glimpse into his life. After announcing his engagement to Game Of Thrones actress, Sophie Turner, back in 2017, he has continually kept us all in the loop on important life moves. With content ranging from glorious thirst traps (including sexy snaps from his glorious Guess campaign) to red carpet events, he always manages to keep things light and playful. Also, his account is frequently star-studded. He regularly uploads pics alongside his brothers and band-mates. But other celebs to make cameo appearances include Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Fallon and Doug The Pug. In all, Joe’s Gram is a gift that keeps giving, and we will graciously continue consuming.

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