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Christina Aguilera to Perform, Receive Award at People's Choice Awards

19 December 2012 12:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Christina Aguilera will perform at the People’s Choice Awards on Jan. 9, 2013, organizers announced Wednesday. Additionally, the Voice coach will receive the 2013 People’s Voice award, which recognizes her achievement in the music industry. Aguilera is also nominated for Favorite Celebrity Judge at this year’s awards event. Story: People's Choice Awards Nominations Revealed Aguilera joins previously announced performer, country star Jason Aldean. The People’s Choice Awards 2013 will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Aguilera released her seventh studio album, Lotus, Nov. 13. The album, which features collaborations with Max Martin,

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- Rebecca Ford

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Taylor Swift's New Album Hints at Exes

28 October 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For the record, Taylor Swift did not name her fourth album, Red, after the bold color of lipstick she's been rocking. In the new press bio she wrote herself - just because she's Taylor like that - she explains: "I called it that because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. . . . In retrospect, it all looks red." Red comes out painting love in all sorts of hazy, even dark shades that are a long way from "Today Was a Fairytale." "Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street," Swift sings on the title tune, »

- Chuck Arnold

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Taylor Swift Exits Her Comfort Zone, But Still Sings About Love

22 October 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Taylor Swift’s much anticipated fourth album, Red, launched on iTunes last night at midnight. It is the first album Swift didn’t write alon -- she collaborated with producers like Max Martin and songwriters such as Dan Wilson and Ed Sheeran -- and that wasn't the only thing that changed. “I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is writing alone,” Swift told The Daily Beast. “What I wanted was an album that explored the edges and broke new ground. One of my big fears is people saying my songs are all starting to sound the same.

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- Jennifer Exley

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Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj unveil new song 'Beauty and a Beat' artwork

10 October 2012 9:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj have unveiled the artwork for their new single. The pair have teamed up for 'Beauty and a Beat', which is the third official single to be lifted from the Canadian star's latest album Believe. The collection reached number one on both the UK and Us charts back in June and has sold over a million copies Stateside. 'Beauty and a Beat' was co-written by Max Martin, Anton (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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Taylor Swift unveils whopping 16-song tracklist for 'Red,' previews 'Trouble'

8 October 2012 5:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Taylor Swift has at least two Max Martin jams on her new album "Red": "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble," scheduled to drop tomorrow (Oct. 9). And those two songs are included on the tracklist for "Red," the tracklist to which was revealed today. Included are those Martin co-productions, plus the pop singer's duet with Ed Sheeran on "Everything Has Changed," the previously revealed title track and the finale "Begin Again," which Swift herself wrote. As for "I Knew You Were Trouble," the song is skedded to drop late tonight (midnight, to be exact), with a preview »

- Katie Hasty

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The X Factor Recap: Oh, Pairs! [Updated]

4 October 2012 6:37 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A number of crimes involving the male torso went down on Thursday night’s installment of The X Factor. Simon Cowell rocked a neckline that plunged dangerously close to his netherregions. A member of boy band Emblem3 wore suspenders — without a shirt! (I’ll pause for a moment while you fight back the acrid taste of bile). And oh the sounds that got caught and killed in the chests of fresh-faced Willie Jones and wheelchair-bound Freddie Combs! (We’ll just assume the former’s were low and rumbly, in a bebeh-lock-them-dawwrs kinda way, and the latter’s were tremulous and overbaked. »

- Michael Slezak

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Ke$ha sets release date for new album, 'Warrior'

19 September 2012 12:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ke$ha will release, “Warrior,”  her sophomore full-length album Dec. 4. Dr. Luke executive produced the party-til-you-puke performer’s set. Among Ke$ha’s collaborators are will.i.am, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Bonnie McKee, The Flaming LipsWayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Ben Folds and Greg Kurstin. Fans got a taste of the first single, “Die Young,” which Ke$ha co-wrote with fun.’s Nate Ruess, Dr. Luke, Blanco, and Cirkut, last week when she dropped two short clips of her whistling and performing the song in a Tokyo subway to no reaction from her fellow passengers...at all. If the snot snippet was »

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Christina Aguilera Releases New Single 'Your Body' (Audio)

14 September 2012 1:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Christina Aguilera has previewed forthcoming fifth album Lotus with "Your Body," a sweaty, uptempo lead single produced by Max Martin and Shellback. The new tune premiered on Friday (Sept. 21) on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show, four days after the season three premiere of The Voice. Photos: Baring It All With Baby! 10 of Hollywood's Naked Pregnancy Magazine Covers Synthesizers are stacked upon stuttering drums as Aguilera gets right to business with her latest male victim: "Don't even tell me your name/All I need to know is whose place/And let's get walking," she coos in the bridge. While

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- Jason Lipshutz, Billboard

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Christina Aguilera debuts new single 'Your Body' - listen

14 September 2012 6:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christina Aguilera has officially debuted her new single. The singer will release 'Your Body' as the lead song from her upcoming album Lotus, which is due out November 12 in the UK and a day later in the Us. The track was co-written by Tiffany Amber, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Shellback and was produced by Martin. The accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and filmed in Los Angeles last month. A preview of the clip will air during (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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Christina Aguilera: Listen to Her New Song "Your Body"

14 September 2012 5:20 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

After a disappointing outing with her 2010 album "Bionic," Christina Aguilera is back -- and her new song's a hot one!The judge on "The Voice" just officially released her first single from her upcoming album, "Lotus," on iHeartRadio and we love it.Produced by Britney Spears hit-maker Max Martin, "Your Body" is a sexy, dance ready jam -- and we can't wait to hear what some of the club remixes sound like.A sneak peek at the song's music video will debut on "The Voice" next Monday. No word on when the whole thing will drop -- but we got an early look at Aguilera's wild style for the shoot last month."Lotus" is due out in November.Check out the album artwork for the single below:Lyrics (via Direct Lyrics):I came here tonight to get you out of my mind, I’m gonna take what I find (uh oh, »

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Christina Aguilera reveals details about new album, 'Lotus'

12 September 2012 7:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Christina Aguilera’s new album, “Lotus,”  will come out in November, according to “The Voice” judge, who took to Twitter Wednesday to reveal details. Among the other nuggets the Grammy-winning singer revealed: *The album, her first since 2010’s “Bionic,” is called “Lotus” because a lotus "represents an unbreakable flower that survives under the hardest conditions and still thrives.” *The inspiration for the album was "self-expression and freedom," she tweeted. "The album represents a rebirth for me." *First single, “Your Body,” which leaked a few weeks ago, will be available for purchase on Friday. The single sleeve for the Max Martin-produced song features »

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The Reign of Carly Rae Jepsen Is Over

15 August 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It was a glorious run, filled with parody videos and politician sing-alongs, but the inevitable has happened: "Call Me Maybe" is no longer the No. 1 song on the Billboard "Hot 100." That spot now belongs to Flo Rida's highly suggestive "Whistle," which vaulted over Ellie Goulding's late-surging "Lights" and is — for the moment — your default Song of Summer Dos. But it is not too late for a pop miracle, friends! So if you want to honor of the memory of "Call Me Maybe," in all its wonder and innocence, it is time to embrace Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which is already breaking iTunes sales records and seems poised for a giant "Hot 100" debut next week. It's what Carly would want! (Seriously, Carly would kill to have that song. Someone get Max Martin on the phone for her, maybe.) »

- Amanda Dobbins

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Taylor's Swift's New Breakup Song: Who's She Singing About?

14 August 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's at it again! Taylor Swift, whose heartfelt tunes famously reflect the status of her real-life relationships, unveiled a new song Monday night during an online chat with fans. "I have some really big news," she said. "I'm really excited because I have a new album coming out on Oct. 22." The album is called Red, and the first new single, which is already out on iTunes, is called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." In an interview that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America, Swift, 22, admitted that the song is based on a real relationship and a breakup that just wouldn't stick. »

- Aaron Parsley

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Taylor Swift 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' lyrics: Who is it about?

14 August 2012 1:54 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Taylor Swift's new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" shot to the top of the iTunes chart just hours after it was released on Monday evening, when Swift debuted it at a listening party for fans at her Nashville home. Though Swift says she didn't have any songwriting collaborators on her last album, Speak Now, her new album Red will feature a lot of new sounds courtesy of some big-name cowriters

Max Martin and Shellback are credited with writing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" with Swift -- Martin, of course, being the prolific Swedish producer behind songs like Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" and Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone." Martin also worked with Avril Lavigne on four songs for her record "Goodbye Lullaby," so it's no surprise that Swift's new song has a very Avril sound to it -- relying on »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Shocker: Taylor Swift draws from her 'semi-toxic' romances for new album, 'Red'

13 August 2012 5:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After going it alone for her last album, “Speak Now,” Taylor Swift has turned to top songwriters and producers for her fourth studio album, “Red,” out Oct. 22. Both Max Martin, best known for his work with Britney Spears and Pink, and Ed Sheeran, who has written hits for One Direction, as well as has his own solo career, collaborated with Swift on the new set, which she recorded over a two-year period.  Martin co-wrote first single, “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,” with Swift and Shellback. Swift debuted the stompy, up-tempo pop tune today during a YouTube chat with »

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Christina Aguilera new song called 'Easier to Lie'?

3 August 2012 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christina Aguilera may have revealed details of a new song. 'Easier to Lie' has been registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Popjustice reports. The song was written by X Factor vocal producer Savan Kotecha, who also wrote Britney Spears's 'If U Seek Amy', Usher's 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love' and One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful'. It was produced by Max Martin, which matches earlier reports that Aguilera was preparing a Martin-produced track as her comeback single. That song was described as a (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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Carly Rae Jepsen on Her Song of Summer, New Album and Craziest Moment (Video)

25 July 2012 3:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Carly Rae Jepsen is officially on her way to pop-royalty status with the infectious, impossible-to-get-out-of-your-head, No. 1-charted summer anthem “Call Me Maybe,” which has dominated the radio airwaves all summer and launched the relative newcomer into global superstardom. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at the Teen Choice Awards, Justin Bieber’s protege expressed excitement in working with super-producer Max Martin and revealed that her next album (via Bieber’s Schoolboy Records in the U.S.) is going to be a bit “dancier” than even she expected. Her debut, Tug of War,

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- Sophie A. Schillaci

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Audrina Patridge Bikini Photos - Getting Comfortable Poolside

25 July 2012 1:36 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Former reality TV star Audrina Patridge still fills out a bikini very nicely and showed off her shape at Foxwoods Resort Casino's "Liquid Sundays" pool party recently. She looks quite comfortable poolside and stated in an interview last year: "I don’t even think twice about wearing a swimsuit because it’s always been a part of my lifestyle…but I have girlfriends who are so afraid to show their bodies. They won’t take off their towels at the beach or pool. It’s a shame because everyone can look good in a suit." More bikini photos here of Audrina and other celebrities. In other reality TV celebrity news...Christina Aguilera is working on a dance music comeback track. The 'Genie in a Bottle' singer is preparing to make her comeback in August, with a song produced by Max Martin, who has previously written hits for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry. »

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Aguilera to release dance comeback - Realbollywood.com News

19 July 2012 6:27 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, July 20: Singer Christina Aguilera is working on a dance music comeback track with producer Max Martin.

The 31-year-old is preparing to make her comeback in August, with a song produced by Max Martin, who has previously written hits for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry, reports contactmusic.com.

Aguilera's last album, "Bionic", was released in 2010 but was only a moderate success by the star's. »

- Shiva Prakash

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New Christina Aguilera single heating up for possible August release

3 July 2012 4:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Voice" coach Christina Aguilera is putting the focus back on her music - or at least she's trying to. The singer is rising from the ashes of her flop 2010 album "Bionic" - which failed to even reach "Gold" status with sales only slightly over 300,000 copies in the U.S. - with a planned new album and a first single that, according to Billboard, may see release as early as August. The untitled song, a club track produced by Swedish hitmaker extraordinaire Max Martin, has a chorus underpinned by the dubious sentiment, "All I want to do is what you »

- HitFix Staff

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