Adam Lambert Confirms His Performance With Queen
After what seems like countless rounds on the rumor mill — and just as many denials — the worst-kept secret in pop music has finally been officially confirmed: Adam Lambert will perform with Queen this year.
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.
Beyonce + Jay-Z Want YOU to Vote for President Obama
Beyonce and Jay-Z might have their hands full with baby Blue Ivy right now, but the chart-topping duo are no strangers to multi-tasking. So it should be no surprise that the proud parents are staying busy with their ever-expanding list of entrepreneurial activities — including helping design a line of apparel created to support President Obama in his bid for re-election.
Miley Cyrus and Shakira Collaborate on Charity Song
Three years after she lent her pipes to the all-star charity single ‘Stand Up,’ Miley Cyrus has reportedly gone back into the studio for a good cause — and this time, she’s brought Shakira along with her. According to reports, the duo has collaborated on a new song, titled ‘Love & Rock,’ with proceeds going toward care and research for children with severe heart problems.
Lady Gaga + Elton John in the Running for ‘Best Song’ Oscar
Good news for fans of unforgettable Oscar moments: Elton John and Lady Gaga‘s duet ‘Hello, Hello,’ featured in the soundtrack to this year’s animated hit ‘Gnomeo & Juliet,’ is in the running for Best Song.
Kelly Clarkson Reveals Which Candidate She’s Voting for in the 2012 Presidential Election
It’s never easy for a pop star to make a political statement without stirring up controversy, especially during an election season. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, whose recent Twitter support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul sparked a mini-firestorm of protest among her followers.
Adele Breaks Another Album Record With ’21′
We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about the records being tied, set, and/or broken by Katy Perry and Rihanna — which has made it easy to forget that Adele‘s ’21′ is still the top-selling album of 2011. Well, here’s an even more impressive reminder of the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer’s success: ’21′ not only outpaced sales of all other releases this year, it posted the biggest one-year sales total
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.
Michael Jackson’s Purchased Hair to Be Converted Into a Roulette Ball
If you think you’ve seen the weirdest piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, think again: an online casino has just one-upped every bizarre tribute to the King of Pop, ever, by announcing their plans to turn some of his hair into a roulette ball.
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness’ Debuts at Number One on U.K. Albums Chart
Earlier this week, Amy Winehouse‘s ‘Back to Black’ was eclipsed by Adele‘s ’21′ as the top-selling British album of the 21st century. But Amy isn’t finished selling records yet: ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ a posthumously assembled collection of covers and unreleased original tracks, moved 140,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 1 on the British albums chart.
‘Star Wars Disco Ballet’ Is a Thing That Exists [VIDEO]
What do you get when you put together disco, a few dozen yards of gold lamé, a troupe of ballet dancers and ‘Star Wars’ mania at its late ’70s peak? The answer, as demonstrated by this mesmerizing four-minute “disco ballet” from a French TV show, is one of the most mind-bogglingly awesome insane ‘Star Wars’ tie-ins we’ve ever seen — and yes, that includes the infamous ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’