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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

Rihanna's Chris Brown collab 'Nobody's Business' leaks: Hear it here

Wondering what the Rihanna-Chris Brown collaboration from next week’s Unapologetic will sound like? Thanks to today’s leak, the wait is ova.

Give it a listen in the video below:

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Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, and a hundred others going after Pandora in open letter

There aren’t a whole lot of things that could bind together artists as divergent as Rihanna, Journey, Brian Wilson, Camper Van Beethoven, Primus, Ludacris, and Amy Grant.

No, it’s not the weirdest Coachella lineup ever—instead, these artists (along with over a hundred more) have come together in the name of the one thing they can all agree on: They’d all like more money for their work.

Yesterday, an open letter signed by 125 musicians showed up online, asking streaming radio service Pandora why they are lobbying for a Congressional measure that would decrease the amount of royalties the company would have to pay out to artists for their songs.

“We are big fans of Pandora,” the letter reads. “That’s why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade. Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in this new digital world.” READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown shoots down Rihanna relationship rumors: Watch it here

From “dope” to “nope.”

After Rihanna hit up Watch What Happens Live to tell Andy Cohen her thoughts on ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, the man himself took to L.A. radio station Power 106 to clarify their purportedly rekindled relationship. “No,” Breezy told host Big Boy when asked whether he and RiRi have romantically reunited. “And that’s just a quick answer.”

Watch the video below to see it for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Rihanna shines bright in new 'Diamonds' video

Rihanna’s first single off her upcoming album Unapologetic now has a shiny new video to go with it. “Diamonds” opens with stylistic images of the singer running her hands through piles of the luxury rocks in a slow opening. It moves on to feature Ri Ri holding hands with a tattooed stranger (who may or may not be Chris Brown, according to this rumor) and running through various black-and-white and color montages. Check out the new music video below:

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Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'He's pretty dope'

Rihanna gets interviewed by Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Facebook Live!

Are Chris Brown and Rihanna together, or aren’t they?

Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, finally got an official answer to that question when he interviewed Rihanna today on Facebook through the site’s Facebook Live! streaming series.

Cohen was playing his signature word association game, “Spill the Tea,” with Ri Ri, calling out pop stars and asking her for the first word that comes to mind. After name-checking Kanye West (“genius”), Jay-Z (“even more genius”), Beyoncé (“gorgeous — a stab to my self-esteem”), Nicki Minaj (“ass”), and Eminem (“he’s the s—t”), Cohen brought up Chris Brown. “He’s pretty dope, too,” Rihanna said, laughing. “He’s kinda alright.” But when Cohen asked if the two were seeing each other, Rihanna said no, although she kept smiling.
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Rihanna tweets 'Unapologetic' tracklist, including Chris Brown duet

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As if it wasn’t already stormy enough out there, Rihanna looks ready to make things even more Breezy.

After finishing up work in the studio for new upcoming Unapologetic, RiRi used old-school social media — ink on a bar napkin — to write out the Nov. 16 album’s tracklist, and then sent out an image of the whole thing to her Twitter followers.

The songs that made the cut look more or less how you might expect them to — titles like “No Love Allowed” and “Love Without Tragedy.” But it’s the duets that are making people talk that talk — particularly one with Chris Brown. We don’t yet know what the song’s about, of course, but it’s titled “Nobodies Business,” which could be a misspelling of “Nobody’s Business” — as in butt out of their rumored rekindled relationship. Or, perhaps more likely, it could be a play on the phrase, and the song’s about an industry — the media, maybe? — that they think is full of nobodies.

Elsewhere on the album is a cred-boosting collab with rising rapper Future and a sure-to-be buzzy song with Eminem titled “Numb.”

Check out the full playlist (as per Rihanna’s note, at least) below and let us know what you think in the comments:

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Got $250? Then the new Rihanna album can be yours

We’re only two weeks away from the release of Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic, the R&B diva’s seventh album in as many years.

That’s the release date for the normal edition, though. For those of you who like something a little more special, there’s the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box,” which will street on December 11. Those extra few weeks will allow for ample time to collect your couch nickels, as the extra-fancy version of Unapologetic will set you back $250.

For those 240 extra singles, Rihanna superfans will score a T-shirt, seven lithographs, a two gigabyte flash drive, a mosaic poster, a notebook, seven laptop stickers, and a Viewmaster that tracks Rihanna’s various style transformations. Oh, and there’s a copy of the album in there too.

That seems like an awful lot of money for a little bit of promotional swag, though good laptop stickers are hard to find.

“Diamonds,” the first single from Unapologetic, currently sits at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and the video should be hitting soon.

What do you think? Will you pony up for the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box”? Are there any artists for whom you’d spend that much on one album?

Read More on EW.com:
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Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ topless album cover, Starbucks goes high fashion and more
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj tied for most American Music Awards nods — Full list

How Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift are causing a seismic shift in the music industry

The biggest debut of 2012 doesn’t belong to a glossy pop act like One Direction or Justin Bieber.

Sure, those boys have hordes of teenage girls ready to download their music at the drop of a tweet, but they’ve got nothing on the scruffy gents of Mumford & Sons, whose new disc, Babel sold 600,000 copies in its first seven days. (The next-best opening? Bieber’s Believe, with 374,000 in week 1.)

Babel‘s success (it has now led the chart for three weeks and sold 865,000 copies total) is indicative of a larger shift within the music industry. As pop music morphs into a glow-stick dance party, country acts have adopted the traditional pop sound. That leaves Mumford and the burgeoning Americana and folk genres (think acoustic guitars, banjos, and innumerable fitted tweed vests) to fill the country void. Did you get all that? Allow us to break it down. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna talks Chris Brown and Robert Pattinson in new 'Vogue'

Rihanna’s landed the cover of the new issue of Vogue, and, yes, the she does explain her scandalous relationship with a certain you-know-who: Robert Pattinson.

Oh, sorry, that’s probably not who you had in mind, but as the cover story explains, recent tabloid reports had some wondering whether RiRi and R-Patz were getting flirty via text message. When told about this, Rihanna apparently “expressed horror and pronounced it ‘the most bullsh-t ever,’ but she also seemed amused.”

Speaking of horrors: Chris Brown came up a few times over the course of the story as well. First off, Rihanna explains that she is indeed single and hasn’t been on a date in two years. (She says “no one asks.”) With that out of the way, she also confirms that she and Brown still share a friendly relationship — and that she doesn’t care what the public thinks of it. READ FULL STORY

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