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Iggy Azalea reveals 'Great Escape' tour dates

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Iggy Azalea is hitting the road in 2015—with Nick Jonas as her opener—and she has now revealed what stops she and Jonas will make as they travel from coast to coast.

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Sam Smith named MTV's Best Artist of 2014

Sam Smith’s big year just got bigger: MTV named the singer 2014’s best artist.

Smith became a household name in March, when the Englishman was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and impressed America with his soulful singing. Since then, his hit “Stay With Me” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 and he’s nabbed six Grammy nominations. READ FULL STORY

The 5 best music videos of 2014

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Over the past few decades, music videos have gone from promotional larks to a nascent cable network’s cornerstones to relics of an old promotional strategy to perhaps the single most important element of an artist’s rollout plan. A good music video can completely make an artist, or turn a song from a mild hit into a phenomenon. And since most of the Billboard charts now take streaming numbers into account when making calculations, a well-watched clip can be the difference between a write-off on your business expenses and chart dominance.

This was a pretty excellent year for music videos. Though there are only five picks below, they were culled from a list of several dozen, many of which served not only as vessels for excellent songs but also as gripping short films.  READ FULL STORY

Nick Jonas to open for Iggy Azalea on tour

Nick Jonas is opening for Iggy Azalea on her upcoming tour, meaning he’ll be available as a stand-in for Jennifer Lopez on “Booty”—just throwing that out there, Iggy.

The “Fancy” rapper announced the news on Twitter, where she apparently first made a mistake by tweeting that Joe Jonas, Nick’s older brother, would be joining her on tour before correcting herself. READ FULL STORY

2014 was the Year of the Female Rapper

If the past several years have finally proven, without a doubt, that female rappers can compete head-to-head with their male peers—something MC Lyte fans have been aware of for years)—2014 finally proved that those women can outperform their male counterparts.

Aside from Pharrell Williams’s airwave-devouring “Happy,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” was the most inescapable song of the year. It spent two more weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than the two male-led number one rap singles (Eminem’s “The Monster” and Pitbull’s “Timber”) combined—and when Iggy’s Ariana Grande collaboration “Problem” went to number two, she became the only act besides the Beatles to take the top two spots at once with her first two charting tracks. In a year that produced a fair number of newly minted superstars—Grande, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer—Azalea still managed to get more attention (and hold onto it longer) than any of them.

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Let's relive Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's performance of 'Booty' at the AMAs

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea performed “Booty” at Sunday’s American Music Awards and while there was no weird lube, there were plenty of butts. Plenty. 

Like Lorde, Lopez started off her performance in a box. Unlike Lorde, she spent most of her time in her box jiggling her butt and dancing with Azalea. It’s all a bit like the “Booty” music video until Lopez exits the box to lead a troop of dancers for an impressive choreographed number that shows off Lopez’s booty and her dance skills.  READ FULL STORY

Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Pharrell lead American Music Awards nominations

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Iggy Azalea just got fancier: The Australian rapper is nominated for six American Music Awards, more than any other artist this year.

Dick Clark started the American Music Awards in 1973 and they’ve become the fan-based alternative to the Grammys: Nominations and winners are based on public polls and data from music sales. Other nominees this year include Katy Perry, John Legend, and Pharrell Williams, who trail Azalea with five nominations each. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime reveals Aaliyah biopic trailer set to Iggy Azalea

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Lifetime unveiled the trailer for their upcoming Aaliyah biopic and it has fans of the late R&B star going nuts, but probably not for the reasons the network was hoping. It’s not even the cornball dialogue and stale storytelling that people have a problem withthis is a Lifetime movie about a pop star, so a scene where a record producer leans back in his chair and declares that “she’s gonna be huge” is to be expected. The issue that fans have with it is that the trailer’s soundtrack is Iggy Azalea’s “Goddess.”

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J-Lo and Iggy continue the Summer of Butts with 'Booty' remix video

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It may be the third week of September, but the Summer of Butts swelters on. Last month, Jennifer Lopez released a remix of her song “Booty,” featuring Iggy Azalea—and now they’ve put out an ass-tastic video to accompany the audio.

The video isn’t as colorful or absurd as Nicki Minaj’s recent ass masterpiece. In fact, Iggy leaves Nicki out of the derrière dialogue completely, claiming “the last time the world seen a booty this good it was on Jenny from the Block.” READ FULL STORY

Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea top Spotify's lists of songs of the summer

The question of what the song of the summer for 2014 has been a matter of much debate amongst critics, with a broad assortment of nominations made on varying combinations of chart placement, radio rotation, intuition, and straight-up voodoo. On Thursday, Spotify contributed some much-needed hard data into the argument with lists tabulating the most played songs on the streaming platform from June 1 to Aug. 31.

Globally, the most popular song on Spotify this summer was Calvin Harris’ “Summer,” which racked up 160 million streams over the three months across a 40 million-person user base. Overall, dance music performed strongly around the world, with Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne’s “Rather Be” and David Guetta’s “Bad” mixed in with more pop-oriented singles like Iggy Azalea’s two chart-dominating hits, “Fancy” and “Problem,” and Magic!’s “Rude.”

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