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UpdatePosted 04/08/2014 02:20PM

The Chainsmokers Hit No. 1 with Their Catchy Hit '#Selfie'

Originally posted 04/08/2014 11:00AM

[YOUTUBE "kdemFfbS5H0"] 'Twas the selfie click heard 'round the world.  

When the Chainsmokers, made up of Alex Pall, 28, and Andrew Taggart, 24, released their single "#Selfie," it began trending online within weeks, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard's New Release chart and the iTunes Top Dance Song Chart. It also made its way to the top 20 of the highly coveted Billboard Hot 100.

So how did this extremely catchy song come about? "I wrote '#Selfie' in my living room, which I converted into a studio after my girlfriend broke up with me," Pall tells PEOPLE. "'#Selfie' is a story of passion, love, revenge and heartbreak," he adds jokingly.

If there is one thing this duo has, it's a sense of humor. But in all seriousness, that breakup somewhat changed the course of history for them. "We used to record at Drew’s house before," says Pall. Adds Taggart: "Because she moved out, we had more room and we invested in getting a microphone and we started doing vocals. '#Selfie' was one of the first things we recorded on the mic."

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'Godfather of House Music' Frankie Knuckles Has Died

House Music Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Has Died

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:15PM

Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneers of house music, died at his Chicago home on Monday afternoon, his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, confirmed to The Chicago Tribune. He was 59.

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New Michael Jackson Album to Be Released

New Michael Jackson Album, Xscape, to Be Released in May

Originally posted 03/31/2014 04:45PM

The King of Pop lives on – Epic Records is releasing a new Michael Jackson album.

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Lena Dunham Rocks Out at Her Boyfriend's L.A. Show

Lena Dunham Rocks Out During Boyfriend Jack Antonoff's West Hollywood Show

Originally posted 03/20/2014 03:55PM

Lena Dunham has already proven her skill as a writer, director and actress, and now the Girls star has demonstrated one additional talent: supportive rock star girlfriend to Jack Antonoff.

The HBO darling, 27, was spotted with a small group of friends in the VIP section of the Troubadour in West Hollywood Wednesday night "laughing, clapping and pointing out her man's antics," a source tells PEOPLE.

"She stood almost the entire time," the source continued. "She bopped her head and occasionally pointed to the stage and whispered in her friends' ears with a big smile on her face as though she was so proud of her man. It was clear she was focused on him the entire night."

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Iggy Azalea Recreates Clueless in New Music Video

Iggy Azalea Recreates Clueless in New Music Video

Originally posted 03/05/2014 01:35PM

As if!

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UpdatePosted 02/07/2014 05:00PM

This Doo-Wop Cover of Pitbull and Ke$ha's 'Timber' Is Awesome

Originally posted 02/07/2014 11:00AM

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Filed Under: Music, Kesha, Pitbull
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Want to Predict the Grammy Award Winners? Ask Google

Want to Predict the Grammy Award Winners? Ask Google

Originally posted 01/23/2014 04:00PM

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday will feature performances by Beyoncé, Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder, plus a Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunion. Before the big show kicks off and the awards are handed out, we turned to Google for some insight on who the night's big winners will be.

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Teen's 'Blue Christmas' Cover Sounds Exactly Like Elvis

Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:45PM

Elvis Presley's spirit is alive in French teen David Thibault, whose rendition of "Blue Christmas" is a dead ringer for the hip-shimmying rocker's.

Thibault stopped by a Quebec radio station to perform one of the holiday season's saddest songs, but once the 16-year-old begins to deeply croon you can't help smiling. Thibault is the King's vocal twin.

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Filed Under: Music, Christmas

Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Gets Hilarious Chatroulette Remake (NSFW)

Originally posted 11/27/2013 12:00PM

Miley Cyrus's heartbreak anthem "Wrecking Ball" has fans across the globe – and apparently across Chatroulette.

When Steve Kardynal, a hirsute YouTuber and avid Chatroulette user, took to the video networking platform clad in only his underwear, he managed to turn Miley's NSFW video into a WTF laughfest.

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Filed Under: Bangerz, Music, Miley Cyrus

GoldieBlox Takes Beastie Boys to Court over 'Girls' Video

Originally posted 11/25/2013 11:00AM



Last week, while the Internet was swooning over the adorable feminist retooling of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" in a commercial for toy company GoldieBlox, it turns out that the band was fuming.

The ad features a group of ridiculously cute girls engineering a Rube Goldberg machine out of traditional “girl” toys, all set to a twist on the 1987 song. The video has been viewed more than eight million times, but according to a lawsuit filed last week (you can read the complaint here), GoldieBlox says the Beastie Boys have been making noise about the brand's use of the song.

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Filed Under: Commercials, Music

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