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Traditional pop loses at the Grammys 2013

Katy Perry @ 1st Bank Center

Sure, more traditional pop artists like Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rihanna were nominated, but the Grammys 2013 winners leaned toward alternative music.



”Viva Las Vegas” for Britney Spears and Skrillex

Skrillex Red Rocks 2012

In addition to (slightly) more unsavory things, seeing Britney Spears and Skrillex might soon be added to the long list of what happens in Vegas.



2013 Grammys dress code: no boobs, butts or thongs

Katy Perry @ 1st Bank Center

Artists looking to emulate Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl nip slip, Pink’s body-bearing get-up at the 2010 Grammys or finally taking their snazzy new thong out for a spin will have to look for something a little more conservative to wear at this year’s Grammys.



Beyoncé lip-synced the National Anthem at Obama’s inauguration (video)

Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at Obama's inauguration, according to the New York Times. A photo of the singer at the inauguration. Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Remember that soaring moment when Beyoncé took out her earpiece right in the middle of singing the national anthem during President Barack Obama’s inauguration? Well, it turns out she didn’t need it.



Watch Lupe Fiasco get removed from the stage during Obama’s inauguration concert (video)

T.I., Lupe Fiasco @ 1stBank Center 12/15/12

During the private inauguration concert at the Hamilton Live Theater, Lupe Fiasco performed an antiwar song, and as a result, was asked to leave the sage.



Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” headed for personal sales record

Justin Timberlake

Only time with tell if Justin Timberlake brought the sexy back with his comeback single, “Suit & Tie,” but he did bring the sales.



Hey girl. Ryan Gosling was almost a Backstreet Boy

Backstreet Boys @ the 1st Bank Center

Who is your favorite Backstreet Boy?

It was the question that made — or utterly destroyed — friendships in the late ’90s. And if Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean had just answered his phone, one of the potential answers could have been Ryan Gosling.



André 3000 and Big Boi’s “Pink Matter” remix is not an OutKast reunion

Big Boi @ the Ogden Theatre

Even though a Jan. 12 remix of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” featured the legendary duo of André 3000 and Big Boi, the former clarified today that it was not an OutKast reunion.



Destiny’s Child releases new single, may reunite during Super Bowl halftime show

An unnamed source confirms to Reuters that Beyonce and Jay-Z had permission to travel to Cuba on a "cultural exchange" trip last week. Photo by Chris Pizzello, AP.

After a eight-year hiatus, Destiny’s Child has released its first single since 2004: “Nuclear.” The track will be featured on the group’s recently announced album, “Love Songs,” set to be released on Jan. 29.



Most anticipated pop albums of 2013: Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and more

Katy Perry @ 1st Bank Center

Here are 10 pop(ish) albums that I’m excited for, with releases by pop staples like Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and yes, even Cher.