• Alisha Chinoy, Stereo Nation, Euphoria! Where are the 90s pop sensations today?
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    Avantika D

    Alisha Chinoy, Stereo Nation, Euphoria! Where are the 90s pop sensations today?

    Bollywood has always been the main channel of contemporary music in India, but 90s were a little different.

  • American band 'OneRepublic' has arrived to rock their fans in India
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    Saloni Dhruv

    American band 'OneRepublic' has arrived to rock their fans in India

    Balancing between pop and alternative-rock influences, combined with their anthemic lyrics, American band OneRepublic have become a regular hit, not just on the charts but also with the masses since their debut with ‘Apologize’ in 2007.  The band comprises of lyricist and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown and Zach Filkins. Currently on their big Asia tour, OneRepublic is set to hit the stage in India for the very first time. According to Indian Express, they also intend to experience a glimpse of Mumbai with itinerary including a visit to Elephanta Caves, Gateway Of India, Victoria Terminus, Kala Ghoda and Haji Ali among tourist spots in South Mumbai. A meeting with the dabbawalas is also planned and the band will also be given a ride in an auto-rickshaw and a bus. Their meals are also customised with dishes like dal makhani, dum aloo, mutton/chicken biryani, gobi paratha, rajma chawal, butter chicken, palak paneer, chola bhatura and mutton rogan josh, apart from idli sambhar, masala dosa, poha and tomato upma, as well as sweet delights like gulab jamun, rasgulla, kheer, shrikand and jalebi.

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    Gayatri Vinayak

    These Indian Youtube super singers will make you fall in love with their voices

    One of the biggest reasons for the success of Secret Superstar is its plot where Insia Malik, a 15-year-old Muslim girl, (played by the talented Zaira Wasim) who is an aspiring singer, becomes an overnight Youtube sensation after she posts a song that she has sung, online.  To maintain her anonymity so that her abusive father does not find out, Insiya dons a burkha and sings under the name Secret Superstar. Much like Insiya in Secret Superstar, the internet, and Youtube, in particular, has given a platform to many talented and aspiring singers who otherwise would not have a place to showcase their talent.

  • Who Among These Desi Rappers, Do You Think, Will Dethrone Yo Yo Honey Singh?
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    Who Among These Desi Rappers, Do You Think, Will Dethrone Yo Yo Honey Singh?

    We all know Baba Sehgal as the pioneer of rap music in India, but lately a hoard of talented new generation rappers have emerged into prominence.  Hit the pause button on Eminem and Jay-Z for a moment and show some love for our talented desi rappers. 

  • Celebrities Accused of Plagiarism
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    Celebrities Accused of Plagiarism

    (Images: Getty and Social Media) Plagiarism is a serious offence, whether it is in academics, in movies, in music, or in any such area where uninformed usage and modification of an individual’s or a group’s original work is involved. Despite many countries trying to establish strict laws against it, there are still a lot of people, including famous celebrities, who plagiarize and even make loads of money out of it. Here are some famous Indian music composers who have been accused of plagiarism time and again:

  • American Idol Finale: Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez Rock the Red Carpet
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    Lauren Tuck

    American Idol Finale: Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez Rock the Red Carpet

    Throughout 15 season of American Idol, the groundbreaking singing competition has catapulted the careers of so many starry hopefuls. Think about this: what would the music scene be like without Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Katherine McPhee? Underwood in 2005 favored jeans and T-shirts and styled her hair in bouncy curls while McPhee’s turn on the series in the same year was a big fan of satin mini dresses.

  • Adele Covers March “Vogue”
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    Lauren Tuck

    Adele Covers March “Vogue”

    When Karl Lagerfeld, the reigning King of Fashion, fat shames you, there’s no better revenge than to step out in some gorgeous outfits. For Adele, who became the target of the Kaiser’s out-of-touch body opinions a few years back, she proved that even people who are “a little roundish” can drop mics both literally in regards to music and figuratively in the sartorial sense. And looking great — and doing even greater things — is like one large metaphorical f** you (to him, all her exes, and anyone else that’s ever doubted her).  The singer, with her album set to debut on November 20 after a three year hiatus (she settled down, had a baby, and spent time gathering source material) has been doing just that, with fashion-forward music videos any designer would give up green juice forever to be a part of, public appearances in sparkly gowns Kate Middleton might eventually wear, and street-chic ensembles that style bloggers will emulate with step-by-step shopping details.

  • How Working With David Bowie Changed My Career and Life
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    Joe Zee

    How Working With David Bowie Changed My Career and Life

    I worked with David Bowie only once, but I’ll never forget it.

  • Michelle Obama Rapping in a Wrap Dress Is Everything
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    Lauren Tuck

    Michelle Obama Rapping in a Wrap Dress Is Everything

    Kris Jenner might’ve been the coolest mom at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but Michelle Obama takes the prize for chillest in the nation. The first lady claimed her title on Thursday when a video of the 51-year-old rapping to promote higher education was released. 

  • Hailee Steinfeld Wore a Sheer Bodysuit, Is Officially a Woman
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    Hailee Steinfeld Wore a Sheer Bodysuit, Is Officially a Woman

    ‘Tis the season of mistletoe, egg nog, gift giving, and Jingle Balls, when every radio station across the country throws their version of a holiday party: a concert with the hottest headliners of 2015. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Tove Lo, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, two Jonas Brothers, and more are all hitting stages to perform their greatest hits of the past 365 days, with many of them getting into the spirit in the sartorial department.

  • Taylor Swift Wore Taylor Swift Merchandise Because She’s Taylor Swift
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    Taylor Swift Wore Taylor Swift Merchandise Because She’s Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift is seen at LAX on November 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California wearing a dress of her own design. Photo: Taylor Swift knew that too much Taylor Swift wasn’t good for the Taylor Swift brand, so she took a step back from the spotlight, ceased welcoming random comedians and Friends cast members to perform onstage during her 1989 tour, and stepping out with her squad in tow. So it seems that businesswoman Taylor Swift, the president of Taylor Swift, Inc., put together a re-entry plan. Next, she flew back to the United States to get captured by the waiting paparazzi.  A tee from the Taylor Swift shop on T-mall.  But the 25-year-old, no stranger to street style photographers capturing her crop top ensembles and Jackie Onassis-inspired outfits, planned this photo opp out perfectly to get her name back in the news and boost sales of Taylor Swift © merchandise.

  • Adele Dresses Just Like the Duchess for Her BBC Special
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    Lauren Tuck

    Adele Dresses Just Like the Duchess for Her BBC Special

    If you’re going to stay out of the spotlight for a few years and deprive the world of wonderful music, your comeback better be so major that it drops people to their knees, rips hearts out, incites cathartic pillow screams, shower cries, and regrettable drunk texts. Well, Adele did just that with her new single “Hello,” the lyrics of the ballad just as powerful as her soulful voice.

  • OG #SquadGoals: From ‘The Golden Girls’ to ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’
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    Noël Duan

    OG #SquadGoals: From ‘The Golden Girls’ to ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

    2015 was the year of the celebrity Girl Squad. We’ve gawked as Taylor Swift and her gang of supermodels strut in combat lingerie in “Bad Blood,” admired Tavi Gevinson and her precocious and talented group of young feminists, envied Lena Dunham and her real life Girls, and Instagram-stalked Man Repeller Leandra Medine and her #GirlBoss clique. It appears that female friendships — and finding a sisterhood of your own — has never had a stronger or more media-hungry moment, but even before hashtags existed, female friendships were prominent in pop culture. This week, the cast of the 1995 film based on Ann M.

  • Sara Bareilles: Feeling Ugly As a Teen Was Actually A Beautiful Thing
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    Sara Bliss

    Sara Bareilles: Feeling Ugly As a Teen Was Actually A Beautiful Thing

    Singer Sara Bareilles talks confidence in her new book. (Photo: Getty Images) Sara Bareilles writes songs that make you want to change the world, kick ass, weep, and find real love (sometimes all at once). Case in point: her 2013 empowerment anthem, “Brave,” which she penned for a friend who was struggling with coming out. Her latest single, “She Used to Be Mine,” delivers the haunting, powerful, moving music that Bareilles has become known for.

  • Katy Perry Wore Hillary Clinton-Themed Dresses & Nails
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    Katy Perry Wore Hillary Clinton-Themed Dresses & Nails

    In Hollywood circles, birthdays are kind of a big deal (even on non-milestone years). Kanye West surprised his wife, Kim Kardashian West, with a screening of Jobs; Olivier Rousteing invited his entire #BalmainArmy to celebrate in Los Angeles clad in clothes he designed; Russell Wilson got Beyoncé to dress up as Storm from X-Men for Ciara’s 30th; and just about everyone else flies to Las Vegas for an all-expenses paid party in their honor. But Katy Perry was more political for her big day — literally — by choosing to spend her 31st stumping in Iowa for Hillary Clinton.  At a rally, the singer was introduced to the crowd by former President Bill Clinton before taking the stage.

  • Has Ariana Grande Gone Blonde?
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    Alexandra Perron

    Has Ariana Grande Gone Blonde?

    Ariana Grande goes blonde for her ‘Focus’ single artwork. (Photo: Instagram) Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto. Everybody’s doing it and it looks like Ariana Grande might be joining the platinum hair club too. The singer, who has been teasing art for her new single “Focus” on her Instagram account over the last four days, has finally revealed the final photo — and white blonde hair. 

  • Selena Gomez, Rihanna & The Weeknd to Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
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    Lauren Tuck

    Selena Gomez, Rihanna & The Weeknd to Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

    Selena Gomez performing in a Roland Mouret jumpsuit. Photo: Getty Images  For two years in a row, Taylor Swift was the esteemed guest performer of Victoria’s Secret’s annual lingerie show. The leggy 1989 singer performed hits like “Style” and “Trouble” while wearing lingerie as her winged model besties strutted their stuff on the glittering runway. But this year, with BFF Karlie Kloss studying at New York University, Swift’s handing over the honor to another member of her girl squad: Selena Gomez. 

  • Tori Kelly on Her Rise to Fame and the Importance of Following Your Passion
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    Alexandra Perron

    Tori Kelly on Her Rise to Fame and the Importance of Following Your Passion

    The California native, who performed at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, the MTV VMAs, and most recently the iHeart Radio Festival in September, got her start performing on shows like America’s Most Talented Kids (she won in 2004 at age 11) and on American Idol (she was eliminated before the Hollywood round on Season 9). “I knew that I loved performing, but getting on stage was really hard for me.” By putting herself into these uncomfortable situations, she learned how to perform and feel like herself while on stage.  Kelly wisely turned to YouTube as a way of reaching the masses and quickly created a community of online fans.

  • Meet Michel Gaubert, the Go-to Sound Designer for Every Fashion House That Matters
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    Meet Michel Gaubert, the Go-to Sound Designer for Every Fashion House That Matters

    Photography by Cyrille George Jerusalmi Putting together a memorable fashion show is not unlike creating a film— it requires solid production, good casting, costume design in the form of ready-to-wear (or couture), and a kick-ass soundtrack. The latter is where 55-year-old French sound director Michel Gaubert comes in. Gaubert, a native of Paris, admits to having a love for music from a young age, using whatever pocket money he had to buy records. By the time the late ’70s and early ’80s came around, he spent heady nights deejaying at Le Palace (aka Paris’s version of Studio 54).

  • Selena Gomez Reveals Lupus Diagnosis & Chemotherapy Treatment
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    Selena Gomez Reveals Lupus Diagnosis & Chemotherapy Treatment

    A few months back, the Spring Breakers actress was harassed on her Instagram with commenters calling her fat. The professional help is what eventually got her to the place where she could pose naked for Revival’s cover art.  Taylor Swift and her girl squad also played a part in rehabilitating the singer.

  • Taylor Hanson On Being Known for Your Hair and Making Music for 20 Years
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    Taylor Hanson On Being Known for Your Hair and Making Music for 20 Years

    The Hanson brothers, Isaac, Taylor and Zac, are gearing up for a new tour. (Photo: Jiro Schneider) If you are a 90s kid, you know Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson. The three long-haired brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma burst onto the scene in 1997 with their hit song “MMMBop” and have continued to make music ever since (I would know, I’ve been a fan since day one). This week kicks off Hanson’s newest tour, Roots & Rock N Roll, a two-night tour event that will make 10 stops in North America.

  • Rita Ora Talks Confidence & Curves
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    Rita Ora Talks Confidence & Curves

    Rita Ora overcame bullies and body shaming to become comfortable and confident. The pop star, whose family fled from Albania to London when she was only a year old, is a household name in England. With her new Oh My Gloss! lipcolor collaboration with Rimmel London out this week, Rita and I talked beauty, confidence, and curves.   Rita Ora loves to experiment with beauty looks. Rita Ora: Well hello, Bobbi Brown! I’d like to say that my name is Bobbi Brown.

  • Indie Pop Star Phoebe Ryan on How to Rock Low-Maintenance Mermaid Hair on Tour
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    Indie Pop Star Phoebe Ryan on How to Rock Low-Maintenance Mermaid Hair on Tour

    Singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan, who just signed with Columbia Records. Ryan, with her mermaid green hair and smoky eye makeup, went viral in March 2015 for her cover-slash-mash-up of R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” and Miguel’s “Do You…” — an ambitious R&B cocktail that intoxicated the Internet and music industry, getting her signed to Columbia Records in June 2015. Ryan graduated from New York University’s Clive Institute of Recorded Music with a BFA in 2013, but even before she received her formal degree, she was gearing up for center stage with big makeup and a bigger voice.

  • Joan Smalls Says Beyoncé Tastes Like “Heaven”
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    Joan Smalls Says Beyoncé Tastes Like “Heaven”

    Joan Smalls might not be the only person who’s licked Beyonce, but she’s the first to lick and tell. The supermodel was lucky enough to play backup dancer to Queen Bey in the super sexy video for Yonce—her self-titled surprise album— and in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself she has one word for it: “Heaven.” The 27-year-old powerhouse has turned heads on countless runways (with and without her Victoria’s Secret wings), topped Forbes’ highest paid model list, landed glossy covers like Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair and collaborated with True Religion jeans on two consecutive capsule collections. “So it was a little bit of bullying, but at the same time it gave me thick skin and a good sense of humor.” As the official prankster of the Victoria’s Secret crew, Smalls says, “ I hide from them, scare them and record it.

  • All of Miley Cyrus' Outfit Changes at the 2015 MTV VMAs
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    All of Miley Cyrus' Outfit Changes at the 2015 MTV VMAs

    When you invite Miley Cyrus to host an awards show, you’re asking for outrageous fashion. The singer certainly did not disappoint in the sartorial department — or any department, for that matter — on Sunday night at the MTV VMAs. With every outfit change (and there were a lot), she continued to surprise. The Bangerz artist opened the show in a ROYGBV jumpsuit and neon flower shrug; perpetuated her feud with Nicki Minaj in a red lip skirt, googly eye top, and visor; wore a see-through PVC dress with candy-colored dots; and so many more, it was hard to keep track of every change.