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Originally posted 12/26/2013 06:45PM
It's been quite a year.
We gained a Prince, lost many beloved stars, saw sad news break and happy occasions happen. And we just happened to get a lot on video.
In our look back at the high points and lowlights of 2013, we found 13 PEOPLE videos that show the year in pop culture – twerking included. So sit back, turn up the volume and reminisce with us.
Originally posted 12/25/2013 02:00PM
“Anything that you can dip a chip in—ranch, cheese, salsa," the Voice coach explains
Originally posted 12/21/2013 04:25PM
You can't argue with Blake Shelton's logic.
The country singer doesn't see any reason why his friend and fellow Voice coach Adam Levine should have a bachelor party.
PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, who got engaged to Behati Prinsloo in July, doesn't need to be surrounded by a bunch of scantily clad women, says Shelton, 37.
"That's like bringing sand to the beach," he told E! News. "He is marrying a supermodel for God's sakes. A Victoria's Secret supermodel."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 11:20PM
The Voice closed out its fifth season in star-studded fashion Tuesday, but even performances from the likes of Céline Dion and Lady Gaga – who dueted with coach Christina Aguilera for the first time – could not outshine the real star of the night: winner Tessanne Chin.
Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin of Team Adam Levine and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina made the coaches' chairs swivel during their blind auditions, then never failed to out-belt their competitors to win the hearts of their coaches, and the votes of America to earn a spot in the finals.
But only one could walk away with The Voice title.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:50AM
The final performance show on The Voice featured strong finishes from the final three contenders: Jamaican diva Tessanne Chin, California musical whiz Will Champlin and New Jersey teen sensation Jacquie Lee.
All showed off their evolution as artists, performing three songs during Monday's episode, including duets with their coaches, during which the contestants held their own, and then some, against their celebrity mentors.
A winner will be crowned on the show's finale Tuesday.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:40AM
Ladies and gentlemen, The Voice officially has its finalists.
After a season filled with epic performances, game-changing steals and tense Twitter saves, a trio of singers proved they have the pipes – and grit – to compete for The Voice crown next week.
So who did America vote through to the finals, and who ended their musical journey?
Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:00AM
Men ruled the country world in Las Vegas Tuesday night.
Duo Florida Georgia Line emerged as the big winners at the 4th annual American Country Awards in Sin City, taking home six awards, including the single of the year for their mega hit "Cruise."
Luke Bryan, meanwhile, took home three awards, including the big award of the night for artist of the year.
"To win another fan-voted award, what more can you dream of in this world," Bryan told reporters after the show.
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:45AM
Tessanne Chin's coach, Adam Levine, alluded to a personal and private burden she'd been carrying this week, but she channeled those raw emotions into her performance on The Voice on Monday, with a searing version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that had the audience on its feet cheering.
Pouring out her heart, the Jamaican power vocalist ended her song with a sustained note that showcased her strength and likely cemented her place in the show's final as the last five contestants battled in the live semifinals round.
"That was crazy what just happened," Levine said. "The sheer talent is just … I think that is probably the most flawless and graceful performance I've ever heard on this show."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 11:40PM
The song of the summer – Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" – was a no-brainer for a record of the year nod when the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced Friday night during a live concert at the Nokia Theater in L.A.
But Miley Cyrus, whose headline-making songs "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were eligible, was shut out of the major categories.
Jay-Z leads the pack with nine nominations, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored seven apiece while newcomer Lorde received four.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 09:45AM
Team Sexy continued Tuesday – but this week it was a close one.
The Voice results show had a little bit of everything this week: a live performance from an expectant Kelly Clarkson, coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera sporting some funky hats, and nail-biting drama, courtesy of the Twitter instant save, which determined who would be sent home.
The show kicked off with a holiday performance of "Underneath the Christmas Tree" by a still-queasy Clarkson, who didn't move around much onstage, and told host Carson Daly, "I've felt better. I'm looking forward to the second trimester."
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