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  1. Achievement

  2. Album

    katy.to/witness track list: 1: Witness 2: Hey Hey Hey 3: Roulette 4: Swish Swish (ft Nicki Minaj) 5: Déjà Vu 6: Power 7: Mind Maze 8: Miss You More 9: Chained To The Rhythm (ft Skip Marley) 10: Tsunami 11: Bon Appétit (ft Migos) 12: Bigger Than Me 13: Save As Draft 14: Pendulum 15: Into Me You See
  3. Achievement

    Reaching #1 is an achievement!
  4. Celeb News

    BEIJING — Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour has been called a “world apology tour” intended to show a more mature side of a pop singer whose antics have drawn embarrassing headlines over the years. But in the eyes of Chinese officials, the young heartthrob still has some growing up to do. In a statement published on its website on Tuesday, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture confirmed that Mr. Bieber, 23, had been barred from performing in China because of past instances of “bad behavior” in China and elsewhere. “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” the bureau said in its statement. “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers,” the statement read. “We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.” The statement was issued in response to a question recently submitted by a user of the bureau’s website — presumably a Chinese fan — asking for a detailed explanation for the prolonged absence from China of Mr. Bieber, a Canadian singer who is behind such hits as “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” While the statement did not provide details, it appears to have been prompted by Mr. Bieber’s behavior on previous visits to the region. In 2014, Mr. Bieber caused a minor diplomatic row when he posted photos of himself visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors Japanese war dead — including convicted war criminals from World War II — and has long been a source of friction between Japan and its neighbors. Despite Mr. Bieber’s attempts to apologize, Chinese were outraged by the visit. Even the Foreign Ministry of China weighed in on the episode. “I hope this singer can learn more about the history of Japanese militarism, and the wrongful historical and militaristic views promoted by the shrine after his visit,” said Qin Gang, a spokesman at the time. NY Times
  5. Celeb News

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  6. Celeb News

    They were due to start touring a week from today. Surely they'll cancel/postpone...
  7. Celeb News

    I'm legit avoiding texting my sister because I don't wanna upset her while she's at work but I feel like she already knows and that's making me even sadder FJDKSKSK
  8. Celeb News

    This was just confirmed by the LA county coroner's office.
  9. Celeb News

    God and they just released a music video this morning
  10. Celeb News

    Yes. They were set to start touring next week.
  11. General News

    Parole was granted
  12. Celeb News

    Not that surprising. They're the first to break a lot of these stories.
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  14. Celeb News

    My sister is gonna be so wrecked over this. LP was her gateway into music I just got her tickets to see them at the Hollywood Bowl this October. ugh this is a tragedy.
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  16. Celeb News

    It was a distinct possibility tbh. His schedule intitially made it nearly impossible for him to do. He almost said no!
  17. Bizarre

    Three sets of parents claim that R&B singer R. Kelly is holding their daughters in an abusive “cult,” according to a 4,800-word BuzzFeed News report published Monday morning (July 17). Three former associates of the singer also spoke with reporter Jim DeRogatis, repeating the parents’ accusations and adding details of their own — one says “he is a master at mind control.” Over the years Kelly has had multiple accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, including a 2008 case where he was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography; that case centered around a videotape that prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. DeRogatis, who received the tape from an anonymous source in 2000 and turned it over to police, wrote the article that launched the investigation. The new report claims that the young women fell under Kelly’s sway after being brought to him by their parents in an effort to further their musical careers, but that he then “brainwashed” them. According to parents and the former associates, Kelly: * keeps several young women at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago; * replaces their cell phones with ones specifically used to communicate with him and forbids them to contact their families; * requires they call him “daddy” and ask permission to leave the studio or their residences; * films their sexual encounters with him; * abuses them physically and verbally The report withholds the identities of the young women but claims BuzzFeed News has verified their identities. The three former Kelly associates who support the parents’ claims — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — say that “six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.” While some of the parents, who have not seen their daughters for many months, have contacted police, the young women claim that they are not being held against their wills. “[She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” one mother said of her daughter in the report. “I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do.” The report says that welfare checks by police in both Illinois and Georgia over the past year did not lead to charges, and that one of the young women told police she was “fine and did not want to be bothered.” While Kelly has been the target of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct — in 1994, he married singer/protege Aaliyah when she was 15 years old; the marriage was annulled — the 2008 trial dragged on for six-and-a-half years and was further weakened by the judge’s decision to focus solely on the sex tape and to exclude other claims. The BuzzFeed story says “a dozen or more civil lawsuits” against Kelly were settled out of court with cash payments from Kelly. The singer was permitted to tour and record in the years between the sex-tape story’s publication and the 2008 decision — his popular “Trapped in the Closet” video/song series was released during this time — and public interest had largely waned by the time a verdict was reached. Interest revived in 2013 after a Village Voice interview with DeRogatis, but no further action ensued. Kelly has continued to tour and record with less frequency in recent years. In a 2016 interview with GQ, the singer claimed he had been sexually abused by a relative as a child. He also declined to say whether he was the man in the sex-tape video at the center of the 2008 case. The BuzzFeed report concludes with a comment from Linda Mensch, a civil lawyer in Chicago who represents Kelly. She and two reps for Kelly had not responded to Variety‘s request for comment at press time. “We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life,” Mensch wrote. “He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be. It is interesting that stories and tales debunked many years ago turn up when his goal is to stop the violence; put down the guns; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that is the price of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life. Please respect that.” Variety the original buzzfeed report: it's a long read but it's WILD.
  18. Discussion

    Tour dates and tickets stage design by Es Devlin North America and Europe dates announced, with more to come!
  19. Charts

    As of this week, just 2 months shy of its 5th birthday, Teenage Dream has bypassed Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts album and has taken its place as the 7th longest charting album from a female on the Billboard 200. Since its #1 debut on the chart the week of September 11, 2010, Teenage Dream has spent a total of 215 out of 250 weeks on the chart. It is currently in the middle of a 24 week streak on the chart since re-entering it in January of this year. Its longest consecutive streak is 138 weeks. It stands as the ONLY conventional female pop album to last this long on the chart.
  20. Music Video

    Queen of mocking herself FJDJSK
  21. Music Video

    Y'all don't need to be shady over a video concept!! Katy already proved she's the queen of celeb cameos with the LFN video.
  22. Rumor

    Who knows
  23. Rumor

    The lyric video just came out. I suspect she's aiming for a VMA debut. I don't see why everyone wants a rushed era!
  24. Rumor

    Yes! Today and tomorrow