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Pop singer Pink named Billboard's Woman of the Year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year, the music industry trade magazine said on Monday. Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled antidote to the girl-next-door image presented by young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, released her sixth album "The Truth About Love" last September.

Justin Timberlake defends Miley Cyrus: 'It was the VMAs, what did you guys expect?'

By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Justin Timberlake defended Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Awards performance to Jim Douglas of Fresh 102.7 in New York City Tuesday. "She's young, she's letting everyone know she's growing up," Timberlake said. Sunday's Video Vanguard recipient also pointed to the venue as an important factor in this conversation, saying, "It was the VMAs, what did you guys expect?"

Christina Aguilera tops list of worst 'Star Spangled Banner' renditions of all time

By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - America has spoken. And it does not want Christina Aguilera singing its praises. iHeartRadio Insights asked the nation of all the renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," which made you want to pack up for Europe the most? OK, the real question it posed was which performance was most cringe-worthy.

Singer Avril Lavigne cancels trip for concert in Hiroshima

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has canceled her trip to Japan next month where she was to attend a peace concert in Hiroshima, the prefectural government said Friday. Lavigne's agent has informed the local government of the cancellation, citing the singer's own wish without elaborating, it said. Lavigne was to perform July 31 in the World Peace Concert to be held from July 27 to Aug. 5 ahead of the 68th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city on Aug. 6. ==Kyodo

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, May 13, to Sunday, May 19: UNITED STATES 1. Macklemore 2. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) 3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records) 4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records) 5. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records) 6. Macklemore 7. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It (Original Version)" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic) 8. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (Atlantic Records) 9. Selena Gomez, "Come

"The Voice" loses Shakira, gets Christina Aguilera back

Los Angeles, May 17 (EFE).- Colombian singer Shakira will leave NBC's "The Voice" and Christina Aguilera will return to take her place next season, the Web site E! News said. "It was a hard decision for me to make, because I'm really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," the 36-year-old superstar told E! News.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12: UNITED STATES 1. Macklemore 2. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) 3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records) 4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records) 5. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records) 6. Macklemore 7. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It (Original Version)" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic) 8. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (Atlantic Records)

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April 22, to Sunday, April 28: UNITED STATES 1. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) 2. Macklemore 3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records) 4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records) 5. Macklemore 6. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records) 7. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (Atlantic Records) 8. Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, "Suit 9. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic)

Britney Spears goes "Ooh La La" for "Smurfs 2"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears is going "Ooh La La" for the Smurfs with a song for upcoming summer movie "The Smurfs 2," movie studio Sony Pictures said on Wednesday. "I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans EVER. I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie," the pop singer and mother of two said in a statement. Her recording "Ooh La La" will play at the end credits for "The Smurfs 2," a part animated, part live family comedy due for release on July 31.

Timberlake enjoys third week at No. 1 on Billboard album chart

Singer Justin Timberlake continued his reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday, keeping new entries by The Band Perry and Tyler, The Creator from the coveted No. 1 slot.Timberlake's “The 20/20 Experience” sold 139,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, bringing the album's total US sales to 1.43 million since its debut on March 19. Country music group The Band Perry entered the chart this week at No.
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