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Originally posted 12/13/2013 05:45AM
Beyoncé has created a holiday frenzy – delighting fans by announcing a surprise new album just before midnight Friday, then secretly releasing it immediately after the announcement.
With 14 songs and 17 videos, the self-titled album features several collaborators including Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean – and a special little one on its closing track. For the song "Blue," Beyoncé performs with daughter Blue Ivy.
"I see music," Beyoncé said in a video announcement on her Facebook page. "It's more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music."
Originally posted 10/23/2013 03:00PM
In honor of his birthday, check out Drake's most moving TV and music moments
Originally posted 10/11/2013 07:30PM
Some guys ask for your sign. Other guys use trite lines like, "If I could reinvent the alphabet, I'd put U and I together."
And then there's Brody Ryan.
After begging model Piper Kennedy for her number in Starbucks, "Singer/Song Writer/Designer/Photographer/Producer" (according to his Twitter, @sirBRODAG) Brody Ryan sent her the below awkward video where he's smiling and sort of massaging his face (to Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home").
Kennedy sent it to friends who posted it on the Internet, and #StarbucksDrakeHands was born, with copycats (and actual cats) imitating his creepy, face-touching video. Scroll down for more randomness from this week:
Originally posted 09/20/2013 08:00PM
The Game made headlines this week when he, along with Drake, donated $20,000 to Anna Angel, an Ohio woman who lost her five children and boyfriend in a horrific fire.
But the rapper from Compton, Calif., isn't stopping there. The Game, 33, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, plans on channeling $1 million of his own money into the Robin Hood Project, with the goal of giving money to people around the world.
"It's a hand-to-hand project," he explains. "If I see someone who looks like they could use it and my heart tells me I should contribute to their struggles, I'll give them something. The direction comes from within."
Originally posted 09/19/2013 07:00PM
Drake and The Game have unveiled a new collaboration – and it's all in the name of charity.
The rappers have teamed up to donate $20,000 to an Ohio woman whose entire family was killed in a house fire Sunday.
Tiffin resident Anna Angel, 30, lost her five children and her boyfriend when their trailer home was engulfed in flames while she was working a shift at Burger King.
Originally posted 04/01/2013 10:30AM
So many Drakes, so little time.
Rosie O'Donnell got herself into a hilarious Twitter mix-up on Tuesday when she Tweeted her appreciation of actor Drake Bell – who is competing on the diving show, Splash.
"Drake is cute ... Nice muscles," she wrote.
Originally posted 03/29/2013 11:40AM
Despite vehement denials from his friends as to the severity of Lil Wayne's condition after the Grammy winner suffered a seizure two weeks ago, the rapper confirms his condition was very serious.
"I'm an epileptic, so I'm prone to seizures," Wayne, 30, told Los Angeles radio station Power 106 on Thursday. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures. Y'all just never hear about it."
Wayne neither confirmed nor denied reports that he was in a medically induced coma, but did describe the experience as near-fatal.
Originally posted 02/08/2013 05:00PM
When it comes to Sunday night's Grammy Awards, it's Frank Ocean's world and the rest of the nominees are just swimming in it.
With six nominations for his album Channel Orange total, the neo-soul sensation will go head-to-head with what are essentially four rock acts for album of the year.
But none of them rocked Channel Orange's artistic vision, with its intricately woven soundscapes and storytelling.
Originally posted 09/06/2012 03:40PM
This year's crop of MTV Video Music Award nominees range from dance hits like Nicki Minaj's "Starships," to the still maddeningly catchy "Call Me Maybe."
So who will emerge victorious at Thursday night's awards show?
Here are our picks for who should win … tell us who you think should take home moon men in the comments section below.
Originally posted 07/20/2012 06:00AM
Fans of buzzed-about new R&B artist Frank Ocean were in for a special treat on Tuesday when they came to his show at the Wiltern in L.A.
Aside from being treated to his smooth sounds, the crowd also got a glimpse of Drake, who made a surprise appearance in the VIP section of the venue.
"He showed up in a white T-shirt and jeans, with a date on his arm," a concertgoer tells PEOPLE. "As the crowd noticed him walking in, they screeched and created a spotlight on him with their cell phones while taking his picture."
Once settled, the source says a head-bobbing Drake, "sang along to a majority of the tunes and seemed in great spirits while occasionally joking around with pals and taking pictures with fans."
The "Take Care" artist didn't show any overt PDA with his unidentifiable guest, but he "occasionally whispered in her ear," according to the insider.
Sara Bareilles and Keri Hilson were also guests at the show.
– Jessica Herndon
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