Jessie J May Not Be Able to Sing Live EVER Again

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Things do not look good for pop singer Jessie J right now.

After canceling the remainder of her Austrailian tour dates, the singer announced in an interview with The Sun that she has a rare heart condition that is aggravated by intense singing.

J is known for her ability to belt out a powerhouse vocal set. However, a condition known as Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome causes irregular heart beats, shortness of breath and moments of dizziness.

J said in the interview that she has always prided herself on not lip syncing, but if her condition worsens as her career progresses she fears she may not have any other choice.
Meanwhile, J still sees success with her latest album SweetTalker which was released in late 2014.

By literallyalex

Top 5 All Female Collaborations

Popular gossip website BreatheHeavy.com confirmed the title of Britney Spears’ soon to be released single that features Iggy Azalea is “Pretty Girls” in a post on Thursday. 

The track will be the latest all female collaboration to hit radio airwaves.

The duet follows the recent success of many all female collars to have come up within the past few years.

However, girls have been teaming up to deliver hits for decades now. 

Here is our list of the Top 5 Female Collabs of All Time.

Enjoy.

5. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – When You Believe



It was fall of 1998 that powerhouse vocalist Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston teamed up for “When You Believe“. The track was featured on the soundtrack for the animated movie The Prince of Egypt. In addition, the duet found moderate success while peaking at No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in November of 1998. Know for being the voices of their generations, the power couple do not disappoint on this pairing. 

4. Britney Spears and Madonna – Me Against The Music



Following the highly publicized kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears and Madonna team up once again for “Me Against The Music“.The track was the lead single off of Spears’ fourth studio album In The Zone and topped the charts in numerous countries. This collab won the “Hot Dance Track of The Year” award at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The accompanying music video features Spears and Madonna in a cat and mouse chase that ensues in a New York City dance club. Iconic.

3. Ciara and Missy Elliot – 1,2 Step



Ciara saw much success with her 2003 album Goodies. The album offered a few top 10 singles but none saw the level of success than “1,2 Step” featuring Missy Elliot. The song sparked at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Chart and spawned a two-step dance craze that kids still do today. The success of the song caused for the duo to pair up numerous times again in the future linclduing the 2005 track “Loose Control” which also peaked at No.1 on the charts. 

2. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé



It didn’t take pop artist Beyoncé long to attach her name to the Lady Gaga name after the Gaga’s massive debut in 2009. The duo paired up for “Telephone” and set fans into a freenze of excitement. Having paired up before on Beyoncé’s “Video Phone”, the duo was more than capable of delivering yet another dance-inspired duet. The song peaked at No.1 on the US Hot Dance Tracks Chart in 2009 and quickly became one of Gaga’s most memorable songs. The video features Beyoncé breaking Gaga out of jail and they set out to kill everyone who has wronged them in the past. 

1. Pink, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot – Lady Marmelade



In 2001 Pink, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot all teamed up to record a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. Arguably one of the most successful all female collaborations of all time, the track earned each of the artist a Grammy and broke numerous records. Originally recorded by Patty Labelle in 1974, the girls’ cover brought the track back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100  for an impressive five weeks. The track still holds various records today. 

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Alanis Moriessette Inducted Into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame



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On Sunday March 15, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) immortalized singer-songwriter Alanis Moriessette with an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 44th annual Juno Awards.

Having written her first song at the age of 10, Moriessette’s career spands over three decades.

During that time the Canadian born singer has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including 13 JUNO Awards, seven Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Award nominations.

Her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill has been cited as being one of the most influential albums for female musicians of all time.

In fact, her single “You Oughta Know” was not only a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 but also was covered by both Britney Spears and Beyoncé during their respective world tours.

“It is an honor to be honoured by my home country that I adore so much,” said Morissette on the televised award ceremony after

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Nicki Minaj Becomes First Female Artist With Four Top 10 Hits On R&B/Hip Hop Charts



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<Nicki Minaj has become the first female artist to have four simultaneous Top 10 records on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, according to the publication.

Only two other artists have achieved this feat – Drake and Lil’ Wayne.

Minaj’s latest album, The Pinkprint, has offered the charting tracks.

Drake and Wayne are both featured on two of the four tracks with Minaj. “Truffle Butter” (No.1 ) and “Only” (No.9) features the two rappers where they deliver a few rap verses. 

“Throw Sum More”, a track that features Young Money and Young Thug, sits at No. 3 on the chart. 

And finally rounding off the Top 10 is Minaj’s “Feeling Myself” which features Beyoncé. 

The news of the rap artist’s success comes on the heels of the announcement of Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour which is set to hit the U.S. later this year. 

By literallyalex

Natalia Kills and Hubby Axed from X Factor New Zealand

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English pop-singer Natalia Kills and her husband Willy Moon have been fired from X-Factor New Zealand after bullying a contestant.

The two came under fire from the public after the live show aired. Before erupting into a tirade, Kills’ called contestant Joe Irvine a doppelganger of Moon and accused Irvine of ripping off Moon’s style.

“As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband, from the hair to the suit,” she said. “Do you not have any value or respect for originality? You’re a laughingstock. It’s cheesy, it’s disgusting.”

Soon after Moon continued to comment on Irvine’s look: “To me, it just feels a little bit cheap and absurd.”

Thousands of people signed a Change.org petition that urged for the removal of Kills from the X-Factor New Zealand judges panel.

The “Trouble” artist showed little to no remorse over her bullying comments when she thanked fans for support on Twitter and took the opportunity to promote her 2013 single “Problem“.

“I love you guys, thanks for your support & understanding my passionate opinions! You know what they say about me…” Kills said in the tweet with a link to her video for “Problem”.

Moon has yet to make a public statement on being fired.

MediaWorks’ (the station which airs New Zealand) chief executive Mark Weldon announced the pairings firing saying that the network “no longer have confidence that Kills and Moon are the right people to perform the role of X Factor judges and they will leave the show, effective immediately.”

Though Kills tweeted about the incident no official comments have been made about losing their jobs.

By literallyalex