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Sam Smith was afraid his success was “one gigantic fluke”

Ruven AfanadorYou'd think selling millions of albums and winning an Oscar and four Grammys would be enough to convince any singer that they'd finally "made it."  But Sam Smith says until just recently, he was scared that his success was just "a...
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The Cranberries & The Script salute “extraordinary” and “gifted” Dolores O’Riordan

Anthony Pidgeon/RedfernsNumerous musicians took to Twitter on Monday following the news that Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the hitmaking '90s band The Cranberries, had died at the age of 46.  Eventually, though, her own band weighed in on...
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Katy Perry is crowned “Queen of Love & Beauty” at Medieval Times, overcomes childhood trauma

ABC/Image Group LAOver the weekend, Katy Perry got the rare opportunity for a "do-over," and was able to overcome some childhood trauma in the process. As documented on her Instagram story, Katy visited the Medieval Times restaurant in Dallas, Texas o...
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Celine Dion apologizes for canceling Vegas shows: “It hurts me beyond words”

Denise TruscelloCeline Dion is apologizing to fans for having to cancel a string of shows in Las Vegas due to illness. Last week, the Canadian diva had to scrap two shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace as per her doctor's orders. Then, she ca...
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Sam Smith extends tour to Australia and New Zealand

Ruven AfanadorIn April of 2015, Sam Smith was forced to cut his tour of Australia and New Zealand short when he developed a vocal cord hemorrhage that required surgery.  Now, he's heading back Down Under for a new set of dates on his Thrill...
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Hozier, James Corden pay tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

David Wolff - Patrick/RedfernsIn the '90s, the Irish band The Cranberries was one of the biggest musical acts in the world.  It's no wonder that fellow Irish star Hozier has taken to social media to pay tribute to Cranberries frontwoman Dolore...
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Bruno Mars wins three NAACP Image Awards as “24K Magic” returns to top five

Kai Z. FengThe NAACP Image Awards take place tonight, but Bruno Mars is already a winner.  Man of the awards were presented in advance at a gala dinner Sunday night in Pasadena, CA, and Bruno picked up three: Outstanding Male Artist, and Out...
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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Anthony Pidgeon/RedfernsDolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the best-selling '90s Irish group The Cranberries, has died. The Limerick Leader reported on Monday that Dolores, 46, had passed away.  A spokesperson confirmed to the paper, "Irish and i...
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Justin Timberlake to host listening party at Prince’s home, Paisley Park, during Super Bowl week

Ryan McGinleyJustin Timberlake's new album Man of the Woods comes out two days before the Super Bowl, so JT will be taking advantage of the fact that he'll already be in Minneapolis to host a unique listening party. The Minneapolis Star-Tribute repor...
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Ed Sheeran scores four nods for Brit Awards; Sam Smith snubbed

Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran may have been overlooked in the major categories at the Grammy Awards, but he's made up for it at the Brit Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys.  He's got four nominations, including British Album of the Year. I...
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