(Getty Images)Contrary to the old adage, there is such a thing as bad publicity — at least when you're an artist who hopes to be respected on the merit of your work. These stars should have kept that in mind in 2013.6. Miley CyrusNo one had more press in 2013 than Miley Cyrus, who expertly tuned her tongue and tush into an International Event with her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. But publicity stunts don't necessarily a long and fruitful career make: Most of the discussions...Read Full Story
(Photos: Getty Images | RCA)When you're trying to make a carefree pop song about partying the night away, coming up with a clever, thoughtful lyric isn't always a top priority. That's why we end up with simple rhymes designed to signal to the listener, "Hey, this is a good time, right?" And there's nothing particularly wrong with that — everyone likes a good time — except when the lyrics become so lazy, that good time feels like a cliche. (Lorde knows what we're talking about.)That's where we...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)In a curious twist of fate, not one but two former child stars released covers of the Christmas classic "Santa Baby" this week, both of them very saucy (but not like, Miley-level saucy). At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, Ariana Grande released her version of the holiday staple, which is actually a duet with her ex-Victorious co-star Liz Gillies. It's a straightforward pop production with the Mariah-esque breathy vocals we've all come to expect from the Sam & Cat star.
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(Getty Images)In the years since she voluntarily checked into rehab in 2010 to treat "physical and emotional issues," Demi Lovato has developed a remarkable relationship with her fans that involves honesty and openness about her struggles with an eating disorder and self-harm. But Lovato has always shied away from questions about substance abuse — until now.Lovato, who recently penned the motivational book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, told Access Hollywood this week that she continued to...Read Full Story
(Getty) After almost five years of covering other people's songs on Glee, Lea Michele is finally ready to sing her own on a debut studio album. With your Taylor Swifts, Selena Gomezes, Miley Cyruses, Katy Perrys, Lady Gagas, and Rihannas already dominating the mainstream music scene, Michele enters a crowded field of pop queens, but she's coming prepared, and so should you. Here's everything thing you need to know about Michele's first foray into solo work in FAQ fashion.What's it called...Read Full Story