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Best of 2012: The year in lyrics, from Taylor Swift to Carly Rae

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Music makes the people come together — but lyrics might be even more powerful as unification tools. Think about it: Whether you’re a rap fiend or a hater of all things hip hop, you have to admire a guy who figures out a way to rhyme “narcissist” with “lobster bisque.” See below to find out what we’ve dubbed 2012’s top five lyrics, which artists warbled 2012’s worst five lyrics, and which lyric won the dubious honor of being the year’s best AND worst at the same time. (Hint: Think “Call Me Maybe.”)

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Best of 2012: The 5 best non-Adele songs of the year

She may not have released an album, but Adele was still huge in 2012. With her out of the running, here are our picks for the big single smashes of the year.

5. “Home” by Phillip Phillips
The Olympics had it on near-repeat, and with its guitar-strumming folk feel, it provided a nice break from dubstep on radio.

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American Music Awards: See the winners list here!

America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

Bieber’s wins included the show’s top award, artist of the year. The singer’s mom joined him onstage as he collected the top award. He looked to his mom: “I wanted to thank you for always believing in me.”

He said it’s “hard growing up with everyone watching me” and asked that people continue to believe in him.

The 18-year-old also won favorite pop/rock album for Believe, and male artist.

He performed two songs at the award show, one stripped and another upbeat with Nicki Minaj. As Bieber won his second award, he was kissed on the neck by Jenny McCarthy, who presented the award.

Here is a full list of the winners:  READ FULL STORY

MTV's Europe Music Awards results: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift win big

North America, eff yeah! U.S. citizens and Canadians dominated MTV’s Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt last night, snagging awards in 11 out of 16 total categories. Newly single canuck Justin Bieber and native Pennsylvanian Taylor Swift had especially good nights, bringing home three globe-topped statuettes apiece. And as a bonus, the late Whitney Houston was honored with this year’s Global Icon award; previous winners include Bon Jovi and Queen. Check out a full list of winners below:

Biggest Fans: One Direction

Best Female: Taylor Swift

Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Best Male: Justin Bieber

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Ukrainian singer sues over 'Call Me Maybe'

Call me plagiarized?

That’s the claim behind Ukrainian pop star Aza’s lawsuit today. The singer accuses Carly Rae Jepsen of ripping off her tune “Hunky Santa” – which also features a “call me” call out – to create Jepsen’s blockbuster pop smash.

The claim seems to be a stretch at best. Aza told TMZ, who broke the story, “I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song. They didn’t ask me for permission, they just took it. That’s why I filed this lawsuit.”

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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'This Kiss' video travels back to the 1980s: Watch it here

“Call Me Maybe” chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen isn’t going down without a fight.

Her album sales may be disappointing, and her new single “This Kiss” might not be anywhere in the iTunes Top 200, but she’s determined to score another solo hit without the help of Justin Bieber or Owl City.

Jepsen dropped the video for her latest single “This Kiss,” and it’s every bit the 80s homage that the synthy song is. Filled with neon geometric backdrops, gaudy hairbows, and Jepsen’s standard patterned pants (or are they bedsheets?), “This Kiss” has us feeling like putting on our shoulder pads and driving to the club in our black Trans-Am. But does all the added flair make the hook any better? I’m not sure.

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Album Sales: Pink scores her first No. 1, Kanye rides in second -- but Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Kiss' is a miss

A dozen years into her multiplatinum career, Pink has scored her first ever(!) number one album this week with her new disc The Truth About Love, which topped the Billboard 200 with sales of 280,000.

Driven by the success of her Top 5 single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” — and it’s lippy VMA performanceTruth became Pink’s sixth straight Top 10 debut. Still, until today, her previous chart high came with the 2008 set Funhouse, which debuted at No. 2.

Pink is that rare breed of pop star — the kind that can sell both singles and albums. Not so for everyone on this week’s list though: READ FULL STORY

On the Charts: Dave Matthews Band, Little Big Town, and The Avett Brothers start strong

The Dave Matthews Band’s new album Away from the World easily debuted atop the Billboard 200 this week, shifting 266,000 copies.

By debuting at No. 1, DMB became the first group in history to launch six straight albums in the top spot, though it should be noted that Away started substantially smaller than their 2009 set Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which moved 424,000 units in its first week.

Still, the alt-rock jam band makes the bulk its money on the road — and they’ve clearly got loyal fans.

Time will tell how resilient the DMB record ends up being, but for now, let’s check out the week’s other chart winners and losers: READ FULL STORY

Carly Rae Jepsen releases new single 'This Kiss' -- Hear it now

How do you follow up the monster success of “Call Me Maybe”? Hopefully with a “Kiss.”

On Monday, Carly Rae Jepsen released her first solo single since “Maybe” debuted in the States on February 22. “This Kiss” is the next single off the 26-year-old’s new album Kiss, which will be released on Sept. 18. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

On the Charts: Carly Rae has a 'Good Time', Train chugs along, Adele finally drops out of Top 10

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Last week, Maroon 5 made waves when they pushed not one but two of their singles into the Top 10 of the Hot 100. This week, current pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen did the same thing.

Not only is Jepsen’s unstoppable hit “Call Me Maybe” still refusing to hang up — though it did drop from No. 4 to No. 6 — her Owl City collaboration “Good Time” also jumped from No. 13 to No. 9 in its ninth week on the chart.

According to Billboard, “Good Time” had a pretty great week; the song was the top Streaming Gainer and rose into the Top 10 of the On-Demand chart. It also increased by 10 percent at radio and by 13 percent on the Digital Songs chart, as the beachy hit sold an additional 144,000 downloads, which lifted its sales total right past the 1 million mark.

We’ll find out if “Good Time” gives Jepsen (who is the first female artist since Ke$ha to take her first two singles to the Top 10) that elusive second No. 1 in the weeks to come, but for now, let’s check the week’s other chart winners and losers: READ FULL STORY

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