Whitney Houston to Be Celebrated in BET Segment
Her later years sadly overshadowed by controversy, Whitney Houston was arguably the most purely talented pop vocalist of her generation — and that legacy will be honored with a segment during BET’s 12th annual ‘Celebration of Gospel’ special, scheduled to air April 1.
Watch: Mariah Carey Makes First Live Performance Since Birth of ‘Dem Babies’
After over a year away from the stage (and the birth of her twins), Mariah Carey returned to live performing last night (March 1) with a brief, intimate gig at New York City’s Gotham Hall. Given that only 50 tickets were released to the public, chances are you weren’t in attendance — but thanks to the magic of the Web, you can watch her one-song set without even getting out of your chair. Read Mor
Paris Claims ‘Michael’ Album Does Not Feature Michael Jackson’s Voice
Remember those rumors that Michael Jackson‘s posthumously released ‘Michael’ album included vocals recorded by an MJ impersonator? Well, they’re back — thanks to a video that, according to TMZ, features Jackson’s own daughter calling the new recordings fake.
Don Cornelius Death Ruled a Suicide
Nearly a week after ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius was discovered dead of a gunshot wound to the head, the Los Angeles coroner’s office has officially ruled his death a suicide.
Mariah Carey + Eminem Are Two of the 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time
As part of their annual year-end music industry report, Billboard and the Nielsen Company recently tallied up the all-time sales totals for the Soundscan era, and their updated Top 10 list includes some of the heaviest hitters in the history of rock, pop, and country — including PopCrush favorites Mariah Carey and Eminem, who placed third and seventh, respectively.
Willow Covers Kid Cudi’s ‘All Along’
Aside from what we’ve heard her do in the singles ‘Whip My Hair’ and ‘Fireball,’ and her Frank Ocean cover, no one’s really sure what to expect from Willow Smith‘s upcoming debut album ‘Knees and Elbows,’ due April 3. But we do know her favorite record of 2011 was Kid Cudi‘s ‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,’ and in her most recent YouTube clip, she serves up a brief cover of the ‘Moon
Rihanna Is 2011′s Most ‘Liked’ Artist on Facebook
With a new hit album, a record-setting string of No. 1 singles, and a role in one of 2012′s big-budget blockbusters to her name, it’s pretty obvious that a lot of people like Rihanna. Now we know that a lot of people also ‘like’ her — on Facebook, that is.
Michael Jackson’s Purchased Hair to Be Converted Into a Roulette Ball
If you think you’ve seen the weirdest piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, think again: an online casino has just one-upped every bizarre tribute to the King of Pop, ever, by announcing their plans to turn some of his hair into a roulette ball.
Kanye West, Chris Brown + More Praise File-Sharing and Megaupload in New Video
Megaupload. You’ve used the service, you know the name. And while it might be just one of a growing number of services dedicated to free and speedy file-sharing, it’s the only one that can boast a catchy song recorded in its honor — by an all-star lineup including will.i.am, Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Floyd Mayweathe
Rihanna Booed by Angry Fans at London Concert
Rihanna might have the No. 1 spot on the British album charts, but that doesn’t mean she can show up late to her U.K. gigs — as she learned last week, when an angry crowd booed her after she took the stage at London’s O2 Arena an hour after the concert’s scheduled 9PM start time.
Questlove Blocked 3,500 Twitter Followers After Bachmann Blowup
With nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers, Roots drummer Questlove is no stranger to the highs and lows of social media — and how quickly things can get out of control when a celebrity opens up such a direct line of communication to the world at large.
Watch the ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal’ Tour Video
Five years ago, Cirque du Soleil took the music of the Beatles and turned it into ‘Love,’ a smash multimedia hit that blended the troupe’s trademark dancing skill with state-of-the-art production and newly remixed versions of songs the world knows by heart. Now they’re doing it again with another beloved icon, Michael Jackson, and the result is ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.’