Jennifer Hudson is officially and ‘American Idol’ judge! The singer has just signed on for season 13 to sit among the judging panel.
Although Hudson did not win during season 3 when she was a contestant, she has gone on to have a successful Grammy and Academy award winning career.
And now, after Randy Jackson announced his departure, we now know that current judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban, will not be returning.
Former Idol contestants including Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and/or Clay Aiken are also rumored to join Hudson as judges for the show’s upcoming season.
Do you think Hudson is a great choice for a judge?
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We now have a clearer insight as to why Beyonce cancelled her Mrs. Carter Show a few weeks back in Belgium. Although the cancelled show stirred pregnancy rumors, it seems, the singer was battling Tonsillitis.
In a video of the singer preparing for a show she says, “I’m actually quite nervous because yesterday I was diagnosed with tonsillitis.”
“Hopefully I give a great concert. I’m gonna fight as hard as I can. I know that God has my back, God will protect me,” she added.
Watch as Bey give us a behind the scenes look as her crew prepares for a show and she discusses getting the diagnosis.
Simon Cowell has chosen singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as his new ‘X Factor’ judges for the show’s upcoming third season.
Of the decision Cowell released this statement, “It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!),” Cowell said in his statement. “Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”
Justin Bieber was unfortunately booed Sunday night after winning the first ever “Milestone Award” at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Upon accepting the award and being booed Bieber stated, “I’m 19 years old. I think I’m doing a pretty good job. From my heart I really just want to say, it should really be about the music. It should be about the craft. The craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously. All this other bull should not be spoken of.”
Bieber is the first artist under 19 to have five number 1′s on the Billboard 200. Check out his heartfelt speech below.
Justin Bieber took to the Billboard stage to perform “Take Away”.
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Bieber came back a bit later on in the show to perform hit single “That Power” with Will.I.Am
Some of the most famous stars in the music industry gathered for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday night.
And what was the topic of discussion? What they wore of course. Instead of the typical red carpet, Billboard brought out their blue carpet to kick off the event.
Here are what some of your favorite women in music wore last night.
Miley Cyrus in a black and white Balmain jumpsuit.
Taylor Swift in her little blue dress.
Kesha cleans up nicely in a this sexy black number.
Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart looked like quite the dapper couple on the Billboard Awards blue carpet Sunday night.
And J. Lo looked stunning as always.
Singer Chris Brown makes his arrival on the blue carpet of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. But do we like what the singer wore?
Kanye West tweeted earlier tonight about his debut of his new music. The boisterous rapper tweeted, “NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS, LOCATIONS @KANYEWEST.COM.” The new song, “New Slaves,” was projected on buildings all over the world tonight and this has to be one of the most creative ways I’ve seen to air a new video. The song talks about Kanye’s disdain for the media and basically his hatred for followers with his soon to be infamous line, “See there’s leaders and there’s followers…but I’d rather be a d*** than a swallower.” You have to admit. This is an amazing marketing tactic. Check out the video below and give us your opinion.
‘American Idol’ has chosen its season 12 winner! Singer Candice Glover beat out runner-up Kree Harrison to claim the top spot on the singing competition show.
Of her win Candice stated, “I can’t even — oh my God — three years!” –– noting the number of times she had auditioned and appeared on the show.
Candice was apart seasons 9 through 11 before being eliminated each time. Talk about determination!
And in true ‘American Idol’ fashion, Candice sang her new single “I Am Beautiful” after her victorious win.
Earlier that night she also sang with another Idol runner-up turn Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson. A moment she’ll surely remember.
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Solange Knowles has some major news she’s just revealed! The musician made the announcement on Twitter, Tuesday afternoon, that she has started her very own record label!
She tweeted, “Big news day for me! Wasn’t ready to announce, but since false info is spreading I will gladly do so:) Supppppperr EXCITED!”
“Super stoked to announce I’ve started my own label,SAINT RECORDS,where I’ll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY! It is through SAINT RECORDS that I will be releasing my full length album, and also future music projects that I’m excited about sharing!,” Solange continued.
Is former girl group ‘Danity Kane’ planing a reunion? Sure looks like it. Since disbanding in 2009, four of the original five members reunited for a little lunch date at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, Monday afternoon.
Members, Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres, and Shannon Bex were all in attendance. The only member not there, Wanita “D.Woods” Woodgette. Wonder what happened to her?
Although Dawm went on to join Diddy and Kaleena in the ‘Dirty Money’ trio before starting a solo career, Aubry O’Day has continued to attain some success on the real television circuit, but we haven’t heard much from the other ladies.