Here’s the real story behind the hideous ‘Piece By Piece’ Kelly Clarkson album cover

We’re finally getting more info about Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson’s follow-up to Stronger. In the last two weeks, Clarkson has revealed a partial tracklisting with lyrics, the full tracklisting (including the person she recorded a duet with) and the “Heartbeat Song” video.

But the most surprising thing that Clarkson has shared so far about the album is her album cover photo. The artwork features the same 5 pictures of Clarkson looking directly at the camera.

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Who will win Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys?

Nominees for Record of the Year at Grammys 2015: Sia, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith

The nomination list for Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys is pretty much an enumeration of the biggest hits of the past 12 months. But there’s one glaring omission–and it’s a pretty significant snub.

Nominees:

  • “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • “Chandelier” – Sia
  • “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

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Grammys 2015: Predictions for Song of the Year

Song of the Year nominees - Grammys 2015

Talk about a tight category.

“Song of the Year” is easily one of the most competitive categories at the Grammys this year as all the nominees are big hits and critically acclaimed.

Nominees:

  • “All About That Bass” – Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor
  • “Chandelier” – Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
  • “Shake It Off” – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
  • “Stay With Me” – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith
  • “Take Me To Church” – Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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Who should/will win Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2015 Grammys?

Nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album - Grammys 2015

For some odd reason, six (instead of the traditional 5) albums are nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for the 57th Grammy Awards. This year’s nominees include 3 female vocalists, two British male singer-songwriters, and a respected pop-rock band.

Nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year: 

  • Ghost Stories, Coldplay
  • Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
  • My Everything, Ariana Grande
  • Prism, Katy Perry
  • x, Ed Sheeran
  • In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

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Slant Magazine not impressed with Rihanna’s new single, “FourFiveSeconds”

Rihanna - FourFiveSeconds (featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney)

So, this weekend, Rihanna—queen of RnB/pop/dance, sometimes model and ultimate bad girl—casually dropped a new single, “FourFiveSeconds.” The song features Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney.

People are freaking out about the song, not just because it’s the first glimpse into Ri Ri’s next album, but also because it’s so different from what she’s done before. No thumpin’ beat, no heavy production. Just an acoustic guitar.

But there’s at least one media outlet that’s not impressed: Slant Magazine.

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Here are the best pop singles of January 2015

Doing It - Charlie XCX featuring Rita Ora

Yes folks–the first month of 2015 is almost done. That means it is time for a quick recap.

January is often a slow month for pop music because it follows the busy fourth quarter, when major acts release their stuff. But this month wasn’t bad. In fact, it was a great one for pop music. Have a look at my pick for the top 6 singles of January 2015 in the list below.

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