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What you didn't see on TV at the American Music Awards: Gaga, Katy, Miley, Rihanna, and more

The night started with a gallop, as we saw Lady Gaga make the type of grand entrance onto the red carpet we’ve come to expect — this time by riding a white “horse.” But then we headed inside the packed Nokia Theatre, where things only got crazier.

Before the ABC telecast began, executive producer Larry Klein welcomed the audience to what he called “the biggest music party of the year.”

Katy Perry opened the show with a Geisha-themed performance of her new song “Unconditionally,” with a cascade of flower petals falling on the stage towards the end. The only problem was that the petals continued to fall throughout the show, even briefly interrupting One Direction and Ariana Grande’s performances.
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See Ariana Grande, Big Sean as masquerade ballers in video for 'Right There'

Ruffled collars, sequined corsets, gilded doublets: It’s the best sweet-16 party ducats can buy!

The new clip for Ariana Grande and Big Sean’s “Right There” features the pop songstress as the belle of the masquerade ball, while Big Sean himself is elsewhere at a chapel, posing as a priest. Everything’s going smoothly until a handsome rogue played by Patrick Schwarzenegger (yep, that one) shows up to the party and steals Grande’s heart. Imagine it as a cross between Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby, with a little bit of Can’t Hardly Wait thrown in for good measure.

Also, there’s synchronized swimming.

How does that all fit into one video? Watch below to find out:

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Chart report: Ariana Grande's 'Yours Truly' debuts at No. 1, Tamar Braxton and Nine Inch Nails take the silver and bronze

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So this is what happens when you put out “one of the most purely enjoyable albums of the year”!

Pop newcomer Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly has debuted atop the Billboard 200, making her the first woman to see her first album start at No. 1 since Ke$ha back in 2010. Truly sold 138,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan, which handily places the 20-year-old ahead of the four other artists with new albums in the top ten.

Landing at No. 2 is Tamar Braxton’s Love & War, with 114,000 moved units. Interestingly, Billboard reports that Braxton actually outsold Grande in terms of physical CDs — 63,000 to 30,000 — but lost the digital battle, and thus the overall war. Still, it’s enough to earn her the top spot on the physical albums chart.

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Ariana Grande's new 'Baby I' video -- Watch it here

Baby she … made thee a music video.

Nickelodeon star turned tiny-Mariah hitmaker now has a clip for the follow-up to her debut smash “The Way,” and it as full of late-summer sunshine, three-quarter face profiles (she hearts them), and gems from the 1992 Wet Seal catalog as you dreamed it would be.

Watch it below:

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and more snatch music back after a man-heavy summer

This summer, pop music flowed like Pellegrino: Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, and Daft Punk immersed us in retro-R&B grooves that were effervescent, sophisticated—and only a tad more adventurous than tap water.

Come fall, though, America’s divas will step in with higher-proof stuff. Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have already poured the first two shots: After announcing release dates for their respective albums, Prism and ARTPOP, the two unleashed massive first singles within the same 24 hours. Both women vow that they’ve reinvented themselves—Perry’s determined to stay dominant following a record-breaking string of No. 1s, and Gaga is fighting back from a major case of over-the-top-itis. (So far, this mostly seems to mean they’re both wearing fewer wigs.) First, Perry delivered “Roar,” an earnest empowerment anthem with an organic feel and some well-placed winks. Then Gaga rushed out “Applause,” a relatively streamlined, club-ready rumination on fame. READ FULL STORY

Ariana Grande's new single 'Baby I': Hear it here

Ariana Grande came out of nowhere (well, nowhere if you weren’t a regular watcher of Victorious on Nickelodeon) to storm the Hot 100 with her Mac Miller-assisted, Big Pun-biting smash “The Way.” And while that song is still doing business, she has unleashed her second single “Baby I.”

In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, we declared “The Way” the Best Mariah Carey Song of the Summer (narrowly edging out Mimi’s own “#Beautiful”), and “Baby I” really makes the argument for Grande as the new Mariah. Her range isn’t anywhere near Carey’s was as her peak (the runs at the end of “Baby I” sound like they push her to the limit), but her ability to shift between cooing and belting is pretty spot-on.

Also, it helps that “Baby I” has a real throwback production style to it –like it could have been an outtake from the Music Box sessions back in 1993. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

Mika and Ariana Grande remix 'Wicked' song 'Popular'

“Popular” isn’t actually the most popular song from Broadway’s ten-years-running phenomenon Wicked (that honor belongs to “Defying Gravity”), but it’s certainly one of the most hummable ditties in the show.

And now British singer Mika, that lover of Grace Kelly and purveyor of rainbow lollipops, has teamed up with post-Nickelodeon pop star Ariana Grande to release a radio-ready remix of the song, which originally appeared on his third album The Origin of Love with a more eclectic arrangement (and a few more expletives) than the one embedded here.

Mika recently performed the track with original Wicked star Kristin Chenoweth in New York City, but Ariana Grande — unlike most TV starlets-turned-singers — actually has a pretty impressive set of pipes, too. Give the song a listen, and watch the Mad Hatter-esque clip below: READ FULL STORY

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