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Pop Stars Who Say Their Own Names in Songs

By Lani Conway on
(Getty) Smart marketing or just plain annoying? When it comes to name-dropping yourself in a song, there's definitely a fine line (Jason Derulo, we're talking to you). Rappers seem to do it at the start of every single song, but so do your favorite pop stars. Britney Spears did it in her now infamous "Gimme More" intro, while Will.i.am is quickly emerging as pop's most notorious culprit of the act. So, we decided to gather a few audio clips of pop singers incorporating the controversial name...Read Full Story

Billboard Music Awards 2013: Justin Bieber and Will.i.am Among the Many Pop Collaborations

By Alicia Dennis on
(VEVO)Justin Bieber didn't get much of a break following the thrilling conclusion of his latest world tour. Though the Canadian pop star is now back at home in southern California, he's likely already in rehearsals for yet another performance, this time with mega-producer will.i.am.Bieber and the Black Eyed Peas rapper will take the stage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday to breathe some life into that single they released a few months ago, "#thatPOWER," aka the song that kicked...Read Full Story

Akon's New Video Has Some Sri Lankan Buddhists Very Upset

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Akon and David Guetta's new single, "Sexy Chick" (that's the radio friendly title) sparked a riot in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo Monday when Buddhist protesters took to the streets over the song's sexy video. The protesters were deeply offended because the video shows sexy, bikini-clad women dancing in front of a statue of Buddha. In the video, Akon and David are living it up at a pool party and in the background of some shots, a large Buddha statue is clearly visible. In Sri Lanka...Read Full Story

Akon Says Lady Gaga Has Made Him Some Serious Cash

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(Getty Images)R&B singer Akon says he's reaping the rewards after getting Lady Gaga on his Interscope imprint, Kon Live Distribution, in 2006. He told the Associated Press that he snatched up the singer for Kon Live after she was dropped from another label, and it was one of the smartest moves he's ever made. "She's pretty much retired me," he said. "She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I'm glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe...Read Full Story

Akon threw a 15 year old off the stage

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Get this, Akon threw a 15 year old boy off the stage during a concert, into another woman who now says that she got a concussion.Police are looking into the accusations.The teenager landed on a woman named Abby Rosa, who told the local newspaper that she suffered from a headache and blurry vision and was later diagnosed by medical professionals with a concussion.Sounds like Abby plans to sue Akon.Here's the full scoop from USA TodayRead Full Story