Justin Timberlake vs. Destiny’s Child: Whose Musical Return Has You Most Excited? – Readers Poll

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Yesterday felt like a blast from the past, as former ‘N Sync member Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child announced they were going to be releasing new music. This will mark Timberlake’s first new record since 2006, and the first Destiny’s Child single since the trio dropped ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ in 2004. So, which of these throwback pop acts has you the most excited for new music?

For a while now, fans have been worried that Mr. Timberlake was out of the music game for good. He’s been so focused on acting lately, with roles in films like ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Friends With Benefits,’ and other projects (his deal with MySpace), that many believed the ‘SexyBack’ singer would be retiring from singing altogether. But God must be watching out for all of the JT fans, since the crooner released an official statement (via YouTube) confirming there will be a whole new batch of Timberlake tunes in 2013. Hell yes!

Meanwhile, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are reuniting to release a Destiny’s Child greatest hits album, and with that LP will come ‘Nuclear,’ a brand-new single! Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle have had pretty active solo careers since DC’s disbandment, but we are beyond excited to see the fierce-some trio harmonizing together again. Apparently, Beyonce is also bringing Kelly and Michelle along for her Superbowl halftime performance on Feb. 3, and you definitely do not want to miss that.

Which of these artists has your ears perked and ready for listening? Justin Timberlake or Destiny’s Child? Cast your vote below!

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Britney Spears + Kim Kardashian – Who Wore It Best?

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Britney Spears was probably a little ticked off when she realized Kim Kardashian wore the exact same Herve Leger dress as she did one day before. But that doesn’t mean Kanye West‘s baby mama looked better than Brit… or did she? That’s up for you to decide!

In May 2011, Spears looked fantastic wearing the raspberry-colored, geometric mini-dress for KIIS FM’s annual Wango Tango concert. However, one day prior to her red carpet appearance,  the famously curvy Kim Kardashian wore the form-fitted Leger tube dress while out and about in Miami with now ex-husband Kris Humphries.

The ‘Till the World Ends’ pop queen paired her look with mid-calf, black boots, while Kardashian opted for two-toned, mesh-detailed heels.

The bronze skin looks great against the bright pattern and colors of the dress, but who do you think wore it best? Vote for Brit or Kim below!

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Beyonce vs. Rihanna: Who Has the Sexiest GQ Cover? – Readers Poll

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Somebody get us a cold towel, because we are burning up from looking at these pictures of Beyonce and Rihanna! Both of the R&B beauties shed their clothes for the cover of GQ, with Rihanna taking off a little bit more than the barely covered Beyonce.

It’s obvious that both of these incredibly beautiful women look beyond bangin’, but which GQ cover do you find the sexiest? Beyonce’s Feb. 2013, ‘Sexiest Women of the 21st Century’ cover, or Rihanna’s photo on the ‘Men of the Year’ issue from Nov. 2012?

Beyonce’s GQ cover coincides with her Super Bowl XLVII performance, hence the cropped jersey. Beyonce is never shy about flaunting her figure, but she usually tends to keep covered for the most part, so we had to do a double take when we first saw this photo. Her arms are raised above her head, giving us a tiny glimpse of some under-boob, with her fit abs on full display. Bey’s thighs are also out of this world, and her hips are accentuated with a gold chain and her teeny-weeny, black and red panties.

Meanwhile, Rihanna took everything except her leather jacket off for her smokin’ hot GQ cover in late 2012. If you’ve taken a look at her Instagram feed lately, you probably know that the ‘Cockiness’ singer loves showing off her naked bod, so this mag cover shoot must’ve been a cinch for her. Her naked chest is covered just enough to prevent any nip slippage, and her hands are the only thing covering up her most private of lady parts. We really can see Rihanna’s amazing, hourglass shape here, and her tats make her look even more bada–.

It’s a tough choice, but who do you think had the sexiest GQ cover? Vote Beyonce or Rihanna below!

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Adam Levine vs. Justin Bieber: Who Will Make the Best ‘SNL’ Host? – Readers Poll

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Following in the steps of previous ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosts like Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Justin Bieber are the latest singers recruited for the sketch comedy series. Both Levine and Bieber will host and perform on ‘SNL’ soon, but which crooner are you most excited to see on TV?

Both of these fellas have plenty of experience in front of cameras and onstage, so it’ll be interesting to see which show is more enjoyable. While Bieber, who is set to host on Feb. 9, is used to performing in front of thousands of fans on the reg, Levine can also put on a commanding, arena-sized performance with ease. Additionally, both of the guys have done some serious acting for music videos, like M5′s ‘One More Night’ clip and Bieber’s ‘As Long as You Love Me’ mini-movie.

On the other hand, when it comes to face time on TV, will Levine’s home-court advantage help him out? The ‘One More Night’ crooner has gotten really used to the TV cameras thanks to his multi-season stint as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ While the NBC reality singing competition isn’t nearly as scripted as ‘SNL’ clearly is, judging from his educated but often entertaining critiques, we think Levine will be able to tickle our funny bones on ‘SNL’ when he hosts on Jan. 26.

But don’t let the Bieber’s lack of TV time (aside from performing at like, every event ever) fool you. This kid has shown off his acting chops before, and he certainly has displayed his  great sense of humor in the past. Remember his appearance on ‘SNL’ last May, where he helped the show celebrate its 100th digital short? Or when Bieber punked Taylor Swift? That was ah-mazing. Starring in his very own biopic should’ve been practice enough!

So, whose monologue are you anticipating most? Who do you want to see dressed up in silly costumes and poking fun at themselves the most? Vote Adam or Justin for the best ‘SNL’ host below, and be sure to tune in to their respective broadcasts on Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 on NBC.

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Justin Bieber + One Direction Lead the 2012 PopCrush Music Awards With Just One Week Left to Vote!

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When it comes to fan votes, Beliebers and Directioners are two groups you don’t want to go up against. Thanks to their loyal army of listeners, Justin Bieber and One Direction are the frontrunners of the 2012 PopCrush Music Awards in a variety of categories.

Bieber and 1D are neck-in-neck in five categories, including Artist of the Year, the biggest accolade of the PopCrush Music Awards. While the British-Irish boy band are currently in the lead for the Artist of the Year win with 35% of the votes, Bieber is hot on their trail for top honors. The PopCrush Award for Best Magazine Cover is also a coin toss, since Bieber and 1D are dominating basically right down the middle.

Meanwhile, the Canadian crooner is in the lead for Song of the Year (‘Boyfriend’), Album of the Year (‘Believe’), Best Live Performer, Biggest Headline (for his highly-publicized roller coaster romance with Selena Gomez) and Best Perfume — One Direction are close behind in all of these categories save for the last, although we have a hunch they’ll have their own eau de parfum soon enough.

Outside of Bieberland and One Direction World, Big Time Rush is leading the Video of the Year category for their summery, action-packed ‘Windows Down’ clip, with Pink trailing further behind for her amazing ‘Try’ video. Additionally, Ed Sheeran is winning for Best New Artist over current runner-up Cher Lloyd, and ‘X Factor‘ has completely taken over the Best Reality TV Singing Competition category.

There’s only one week left to vote, so be sure to get clicks in for your favorites while you still can! All of the polls for the 2012 PopCrush Music Awards will close on Jan. 15 at 11:59 EST, and with official winner announcements to follow on Jan. 16. Good luck!

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Who Should Harry Styles of One Direction Date Next? – Readers Poll

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Laaaadies… Word on the street is that One Direction dreamboat Harry Styles is back on the market! Praise the Lord! After dating Taylor Swift for a hot minute (Taylor, you need to CHILL with all the boyfriends — apparently, her short-lived relationship with Harry marked her 13th in just four years!), Styles is a single man. 

While news of the breakup just surfaced yesterday, if Styles is like other 18-year-old boys, he’ll be back in the dating game in no time. So naturally, being the celeb stalkers we are, we’ve come up with a list of famous females that might make good (and age appropriate) matches for Harry, and we want to know who you think the 1D crooner should date next (and no, you can’t vote for yourself — we’re looking at you, Jessica Sager).

In the singers category, we’ve chosen five super lovely ladies for the ‘Kiss You’ crooner. First up, we’ve got fellow tattooed songstress Demi Lovato, who despite admitting to a crush on Niall Horan, we think could go for Harry as well. Then there are Victoria Justice, 19, another carefree, happy-go-lucky beauty, and Selena Gomez, 20, who really deserves to have some laughs after her roller coaster relationship with Justin Bieber.

Finally, we’ve got some sweet British songbirds for Mr. Styles — the Saturdays‘ blond bombshell Mollie King, 25, is absolutely adorable and drop-dead gorgeous, while Rita Ora, 22, is a sexy little number who likes to enjoy the little things and doesn’t take life too seriously.

But Styles isn’t limited to musical women! We’ve also thrown in some super hot actresses and models for good measure, like Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin, 19, and the buxom, look-for-too-long-and-your-eyes-may-liquidate supermodel Kate Upton, 20. Natural beauty and internationally-acclaimed catwalker Karlie Kloss, 20, is also on the list, while ‘Harry Potter’ darling Emma Watson, 22, and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ hottie Ashley Benson, 23, made the cut as well.

Which lady would you like to see hand-in-hand with Harry? Vote for the best potential bachelorette for the One Direction dude below!

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About to Pop: Rihanna, Jessie J + More Singles

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It’s been a couple of weeks since our last About to Pop competition, but our most recent winner was newcomer Nikki Williams! Her single ‘Glowing’ garnered an overwhelming 65% of the fan votes before the holidays, beating out artists like Pink and Green Day for a spot on PopCrush’s nationwide radio show – a proper congrats is in order for Ms. Williams and all of her fans! 

The first About to Pop competition of 2013 will see Rihanna, Jessie J plus more artists going head-to-head for 20+ spins on PopCrush’s weekend radio countdown. The ‘Unapologetic’ songstress is in the running with her David Guetta-produced single ‘Right Now,’ a blood-pumping, club jam will get you dancing and pumped for the New Year. Meanwhile, Jessie J fans can vote on her midtempo, R&B love ballad ‘Silver Lining (Crazy ‘Bout You…),’ from the acclaimed film ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’

But RiRi and Jessie aren’t the only singers you can vote for, as Marina and the Diamonds, Olly Murs and Mike Posner are also competing. Marina’s Diamonds will have the chance to  teach ‘How to Be a Heartbreaker’ if they can secure the win, while Olly Murs lovers can vote for the catchy crooner’s ‘Troublemaker’ track, featuring Flo Rida.

Finally, in the wake of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, singer-songwriter Mike Posner wrote the touching tribute ‘Heaven’ for the victim’s family, our last song in this week’s About to Pop.

Listen to all of the nominated singles below and vote for your favorite once per hour until the poll closes on Jan. 14 at 3PM EST. Good luck!

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Who Should Win the 2013 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist? – Readers Poll

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The 2013 People’s Choice Awards will air on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and the competition for Favorite Pop Artist is pretty stiff this year. Fans of Adele, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Pink have been putting those pointer fingers to work, voting non-stop for their favorite singer in order to help them snag the coveted, crystal clear statue… but who have you been voting for? We want to inside scoop!

While Adele hasn’t really been in the spotlight since the 2012 Grammy Awards, where she cleaned house thanks to her masterpiece ’21,’ she is still nominated for the 2013 Favorite Pop Artist People’s Choice award. The wave that is ’21′ will not break, and her most current batch of hits (like ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’) kept up their momentum throughout 2012. She also dropped the James Bond theme ‘Skyfall,’ another hauntingly beautiful piece of vocal work from Ms. Atkins.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are also nominated. Both of these pop powerhouses had massive years in 2012, with K.P. releasing her ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’ deluxe album and Bieber unleashing his second studio album ‘Believe.’ Perry saw HUGE success with her new singles ‘Part of Me’ and ‘Wide Awake,’ which she performed out on tour and at a number of events this past year, while Bieber embarked on a world tour and ruled the airwaves with ‘Boyfriend,’ ‘As Long as You Love Me,’ and ‘Beauty and a Beat.’

Demi Lovato and Pink are also in the running for the Favorite Pop Artist PCA, and for good reason! On top of her radio domination with ‘Give Your Heart a Break,’ Lovato also inked a deal with ‘X Factor’ and appeared on the FOX reality show alongside fellow new judge Britney Spears, as well as vets L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell. Not bad for a lady who hasn’t even hit 21 yet!

And then there’s Pink, whose album ‘The Truth About Love’ was one of the biggest of 2012. She’s up for a bunch of Grammys for the LP, and her live performances of tracks like ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ and ‘Try’ created some incredibly memorable moments for us in 2012. Oh yeah, and she announced she’ll be going on tour with the Hives in 2013, which is pretty freakin’ awesome.

Let us know who you think should win the 2013 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist by voting for Adele, Katy, Justin, Demi or Pink below. Also, be sure to stay tuned in with PopCrush on Wednesday, Jan. 9, too, as we’ll have complete live coverage of the People’s Choice Awards right here for you!

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Do You Think Big Time Rush’s Carlos Pena Jr. + Alexa Vega Make a Good Couple? – Readers Poll

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The hottest and newest romance to impact the world of pop culture is between Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena Jr. and ‘Machete Kills‘ actress Alexa Vega (who you probably know better from the ‘Spy Kids’ movies). Do you Rushers think they make a good couple?

The smokin’ hot Latinos have been spending a ton of time together, and since a picture is worth more than anything, it’s safe to say they’re dating from the looks of their Instagram and Twitter accounts… even though a mutual friend went ahead and confirmed it for his pals anyways.

Pena, 23, and Vega, 24, spent New Year’s Eve together in the Bahamas with a bunch of friends, and they took plenty of cute snapshots. The couple did some biking, yachting and boozing during their stay, and a whole lot of cozying and cuddling up to one another.

Pena seriously looks so happy with Vega, and it seems like the two have a ton of laughs together. They both looove candy, too, and Pena even refers to Vega as “Azucar” on Instagram, the Spanish word for “sugar.” Gah! Too adorable.

However, the two have experienced some heartbreak in the past. Vega’s 2-year marriage to producer Sean Coval (who is 12 years her senior) came to an end in July 2012, and Pena went through a rough breakup with Disney actress Samantha Droke in the summer of 2012. But hey, sometimes great things can come out of nasty situations!

What do you think, Rushers? Is Alexa a good fit for your favorite funny man? Check out more pics of them below and vote!

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Katy Perry + Kylie Minogue – Who Wore It Best?

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Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue both look like stunning beauties in this Yves Saint Laurent gown. Katy’s emerald green dress is embellished with crystal darting, while Minogue is sporting a gorgeous royal blue version with a brooch at the gathered waistline.

Perry finished off her look with a bold statement necklace that looks like it weighs about as much as a small dog. She’s also wearing a large costume ring with loose curls in her jet-black hair. Kylie ditched the necklace and chose instead to show off her amazing collarbones. She topped off her look with amazingly bright white, dangling diamond earrings and a dazzling diamond ring.

So who wore this dress best? Kylie Minogue or Katy Perry? Vote below!

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Which 2013 Album Are You Anticipating Most? – Readers Poll

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2013 is shaping up to be a great year for music already. There are a lot of amazing new albums due out in 2013, and we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of fresh tunes from a number of our favorite international divas, teen queens, boy bands, Brits, and big-time rappers. We’ve narrowed down the list of new releases for 2013 and we want to know which album you’re most excited about!

While many of the 2013 LPs remain unconfirmed, being that they are still in the developmental stages and/or are in the process of recording, it’s pretty much certain that Beyonce, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne will dish out a serving of fresh jams this year. While all of these names have our ears perking, we cannot wait to hear what Beyonce, Brit, Mariah and Miley have in store, mostly because everything Bey and Brit touches turns to gold, and Mariah and Miley haven’t released new material in quite some time, so we’re anxious to see how their sound has morphed over these years.

The aforementioned vocalists may have ‘TBA’ as their titles for now, but one album name that has been confirmed is Lady Gaga‘s highly-anticipated ‘ARTPOP.’ Mama Monster has been teasing her latest musical masterpiece for months now, and the two-volume, “risky” LP is sure to be intriguing (Gaga called it an “assault on your ears ) and one of the biggest releases of 2013.

Another superstar artist that has confirmed their album title is Justin Bieber, who is dropping the acoustic version of his ‘Believe’ LP in Jan. 2013. And speaking of heartthrobs… Jonas Brothers have a new album due out 2013, which will likely include new songs like ‘Wedding Bells’ (which they wrote about Miley Cyrus). Also joining the list of  boy bands with new albums in 2013 are five-piece British-Irish act the Wanted, who will drop ‘Third Strike’ in 2013, as well as Backstreet Boys, who have reunited and will unleash their first album as a quintet since 2005!

Additionally, you can expect fresh tunes from Paramore (their self-titled LP expected to drop in April 2013), Jessie J, Rita Ora, ASAP Rocky (‘LongLiveAsap’ will be officially released in Jan. 2013), Nicki Minaj (‘Pink Friday: The Pinkprint’), Azealia Banks (‘Broke With Expensive Taste’) and Lil Wayne (‘I Am Not a Human Being II’). Finally, we’d be surprised not to hear a new batch of tracks from Eminem, Jay-Z and Kanye West, who have all been in the studio as of late.

Check out this list of upcoming releases for 2013 and vote for the artist you’re most excited to hear new songs from!

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