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Billboard Crowns Rihanna as Top Pop Star

RihannaRihanna has been named Billboard's Top Pop Artist of the last 20 years.

The "Diamonds" hitmaker tops the music magazine's list of the most successful artists in the history of its Pop Songs chart, which started on October 3, 1992. The magazine awarded her top spot for her achievements on the chart, which include 34 appearances with 21 top ten hits, and nine number one songs, an accolade she shares with Katy Perry, placed at sixth on the list.

The top ten was dominated by solo women singers, with Usher the only male, and Black eyed Peas the only group. Pink is in second place, followed by Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey.

Katy comes in next, and New York based radio program director Sharon Dastur, reminisced about the first time she worked with her: "Katy's very first single, 'I Kissed a Girl,' had just recently come out and we were playing it on [radio station] Z100. We started to feel an early buzz on the song, but the masses still weren't that familiar with who Katy was. We invited her to come on-stage at our Jingle Ball to help introduce one of the acts performing. We weren't sure if the crowd would be familiar with her by name, so we suggested that when she went out there, she should sing the hook of 'I Kissed a Girl' a capella. As soon as the crowd heard that, they sang every word along with her. Katy has told us that she'll always remember that moment."

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Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez to Co-Headline World Tour

Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez

Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez are touring together this summer.

The singers will co-headline a world tour - expected to include more than 60 dates - set to kick off in Venezuela, South America, this June. Dates are also being lined up in the United States, Europe and Asia, although these have yet to be confirmed. The tour will be Jennifer's first full world tour, and she is gearing up for a spectacular stage show.

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Lady Gaga Wins Four Awards at MTV EMAs

Lady Gaga at the 2011 EMAsPop star Lady Gaga took home four awards from the MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night. The eccentric singer, who performed while sitting on a moon sculpture, picked up gongs in four out of the six categories she was nominated for to win Best Female, Best Song and Best Video for "Born This Way," and Biggest Fan, a brand new award that celebrates artists with the most committed fanbase.

Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and 30 Seconds to Mars each won two awards with "Baby" hitmaker Justin winning Best Male and Best Pop, Jared Leto's band picking up Best World Stage and Best Alternative gongs and Bruno taking home awards for Best Push and Best New Artist.

The surprise win of the night went to Korean boyband BigBang, who beat off competition from acts including Britney Spears to take home Best Worldwide Act while Eminem picked up the Best Hip Hop artist. Katy Perry was presented with the award for Best Live Act and Linkin Park were voted as Best Rock, while Jessie J presented a moving video tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Banned In China

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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry

Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry songs have all been banned in China. The Asian country's ministry of culture has deemed 100 tracks by artists unsuitable for its citizens telling websites selling and streaming them both legally and illegally to remove them before September 15 or face prosecution.

The ministry follows guidelines to ensure tracks are not in "poor taste and vulgar content," and claims the songs on its latest list have not been submitted for approval, which has to be done by the song's writer themselves. While most of the songs are by artists from Taiwan and Honk Kong, six of Lady Gaga's tracks have been banned: "The Edge of Glory," "Hair," "Marry the Night," "Americano," "Judas," and "Bloody Mary."

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VIDEO: Britney Spears and Rihanna at the Billboard Music Awards

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Collaborations, Performances, Videos, Pop,

Britney Spears and Rihanna steamed up the Billboard Music Awards with their performance of “S&M” on Sunday. Watch the whole thing in the video above.

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Rihanna and Britney Spears: Together For S&M Remix

Rihanna and Britney Spears

Rihanna’s new song is sure to please her fans. The singer asked on her Twitter page which artist the fans wanted to hear her work with, and they resoundingly voted Britney Spears.

Spears will be featured on a new track for Rihanna’s S&M Remix -- we’re hearing the song might be out as early as Monday.

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Enrique Iglesias: No Longer Touring with Britney Spears

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Concerts / Tours, Gossip, Pop,

Britney Spears - Good Morning America 2011 Enrique Iglesias

Britney Spears gave Good Morning America fans plenty to talk about on Tuesday. After she performed for the live audience and home viewers, she revealed to the show exclusively that Enrique Iglesias will be joining her on tour. But, Brit spoke a little too soon, as Iglesias decided not to do the gig hours later.

His rep had few details to offer, saying only that the singer “is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused anyone.” According to the statement, Enrique is a fan of Brit’s and he respects her work. Just don’t expect to see them on the same ticket together.

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VIDEO: Good Morning! Britney Spears Performs for ABC

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Performances, Videos, Pop,

Good Morning America won’t air Britney Spears until Tuesday, but we’ve got one of her performances for you right now. Brit’s performing “Till the World Ends” in the clip. During her GMA appearance, she’ll also be interviewed about her latest album Femme Fatale. Watch the video!

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Selena Gomez Will Honor Britney Spears During Tour

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Selena Gomez will pay homage to another pop princess during her upcoming world tour. The Disney star recently told reporters that she plants to do a tribute to Britney Spears, and she’s “so stoked” about it.

Gomez plants to do “a mash up of all her songs and just got for it.” Selena will sing “Baby One More Time,” before she mixes in “Toxic” and then “some of [Britney's] recent stuff.” Sounds pretty awesome, pop fans!

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Video: Hear the New Britney Spears Single

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Upcoming Releases, Pop, New Releases,

Listen to Britney Spears singing "'Til the World Ends," the song Ke$ha co-wrote for her, in the video above. Ke$ha wrote the song after “imagining her and any female musician touring the world.”

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