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Kanye West apologizes to Beck

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Kanye West had an absolute fit at the Grammys this year when Beck took home the Album of the Year award, because if Kanye doesn’t get his way, the world is going to know about it. And, in case you forgot, there are no real artists in the world besides Kanye and Beyonce. Everyone else should just step aside and make sure they get all the awards because that’s what’s right.

At least that’s how he felt before… and now he’s seemingly had a change of heart. Not only has he extended the olive branch of peace to his once sworn nemesis Taylor Swift, but he’s also offered a public apology to Beck in the most meaningful way possible: on Twitter.


That’s not all, though! Kanye is also sorry for being a dick to Bruno Mars and would like to capitalize on his success by getting Bruno to sing the hook on a new track he’s working on:



Wow. What a charmer.

Taylor Swift releases ‘Style’ video and it’s great!

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I have no shame in saying that I absolutely love Taylor Swift‘s latest album, 1989, and think it’s brilliant. I’ve always loved ‘Style’ – it was one of my favs of the album. And it seems Taylor’s team agreed, because it’s the latest single!

The video for ‘Style’ wasn’t supposed to come out until tomorrow, but MuchMusic released it early and I ganked their embed code so you can see it, too. Enjoy!

P.S. I absolutely love that pretty much this entire album is about Harry Styles. Cracks me up.

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Kristen Wiig joins Sia and Maddie Ziegler for ‘Chandelier’ at the Grammys

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I love Sia, I love Maddie Ziegler (I’ve been binge watching Dance Moms, no shame!) and I love ‘Chandelier’ (and the entire 100 Forms of Fear album), so obviously I was going to love their live performance of the song on the Grammys. Except they kinda threw a wrench in the whole operation by adding Kristen Wiig, and I really wasn’t sure what I was going to think of it. Verdict? It’s actually pretty amazing.

Wiig pulls it off – she gets the frantic emotion of the song just right and really conveys it – frankly I wouldn’t have even thought it was her if it wasn’t pointed out to me. The only downfall to this is that it seriously cut down Maddie’s part, which is outright amazing (if you’ve seen the original video or any of the other live performances of this song, you’ll know what I mean).

All in all, one of – if not THE – best performances of the night.

Are you a Sia fan?

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Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney release ‘Four Five Seconds’ video

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Honestly, the new Rihanna/Paul McCartney/Kanye West track ‘Four Five Seconds’ is one of the most perplexing single releases in recent history. It’s an absolutely horrendous song with a collaboration that just does NOT fit (and that probably only happened because they thought it would be ~unexpected~ and ~legendary~), no matter what way you slice it. I get that RiRi needs to get back out there, though I don’t think this is the way to do it. I’m not really shocked at Kanye, though – he’s always trying to one-up everyone with some crazy shit (which REALLY worked with 808s and Heartbreaks, but NOT here).

Here’s the video, which was released yesterday:

Ugh, this is AWFUL. What do you think?

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Jimmy Kimmel unveils Mean Tweets – Music Edition #2 (and it’s hilarious)

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One of the best “bits” Jimmy Kimmel has ever come up with has got to be the Mean Tweets videos, right? There’s nothing like sitting some celebrities down and having them read the rude and ridiculous shit people say about them on Twitter to really brighten up your day. The ones about musicians tend to be particularly hilarious, and now we have a whole new crop of artists to laugh at.

This one includes Jessie J, Katy Perry, Haim, Ed Sheeran, Josh Groban, Ariana Grande and more – and it’s a good one.

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Elton John making $500k per show in Las Vegas

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Elton John may be long past the prime of his career, but he’s also a living legend, so obviously he’s getting paid the big bucks to perform in concert. How many “big bucks”, exactly? $500,000 per show to perform in Las Vegas at The Colosseum, far outdoing Britney Spears‘ run at Planet Hollywood.

From TMZ:

Elton’s definitely in the driver’s seat. According to his deal he gets 88% of the door for every show. He also has a sign off on ticket prices, which range from $55 to $1,000 for VIP seats.

Captain Fantastic is putting Britney’s $475K take a show to shame, because he’s doing it with fewer seats — The Colosseum only seats 4,296 while Britney’s show at Planet Hollywood has 4,600.

The show began Friday and runs through April 14.

Isn’t it crazy how easy it is for rich people to get even richer? $500k! For ONE SHOW that runs about 2 hours! That’s like, a decade of work for normal people!

Sigh. Maybe he’ll write me a check if I ask nicely?

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TGIF Track of the Day

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There’s nothing that can change my mood more than music, and when it comes to the end of the day on Friday, who doesn’t want a little chill time? That’s why today, we’re starting a new feature here on EB: the TGIF Track of the Day. Today’s mood, being chill and all, requires a very chill song to get us there… and I think I’ve got the perfect one.

Below, check out the wonderfully brilliant Jessie Ware in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, covering Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’, mixing in some Chaka Khan and basically being really incredible. Have a great weekend!

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