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G.O.O.D. Music Covers Complex Magazine’s August/September 2012 Issue


The G.O.O.D. Music crew — Kanye West, Big Sean, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi,  Pusha T, 2 Chainz and Q-Tip — takes the cover of Complex Magazine’s August/September issue.  Inside the magazine, available on newsstands August 7, the collective — minus Kanye, who maintained his “no press” policy — discussed for the first time their first group album, Cruel Summer, their creative chemistry and more.

Check out excerpts from the cover story below.

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New Music: John Legend featuring Pusha T – ‘Tonight (Best You Ever Had)’ Remix


John Legend’s “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” gets an upgrade, courtesy of a new verse from fellow G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Pusha T.

“Can’t wait for you to hear what else @PUSHA_T and I did together for his album,” Legend tweeted. The original version of “Tonight,” featuring Ludacris, was included on the soundtrack to Think Like A Man and serves as the lead single for his upcoming fourth album, due later this year.

Listen to the remix below.

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New Music| Robin Thicke – ‘Top of the World’


Fresh off the premiere of ABC’s singing competition Duets, Robin Thicke unleashes a new free song for the summer,  “Top of the World.”

“Now you feelin’ like a pimp, you got everything you want, no wonder/ ‘Cause you never gave up, now you singing that song all summer,” sings Thicke on the feel-good tune.

“A little thank u to my fans please enjoy this free track for summer,” he wrote on Twitter.

His latest album, Love After War, is available now.

Listen to “Top of the World” below.

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Hot Shots| 2012 Billboard Music Awards: Arrivals


Usher lit up the white carpet as he arrived on the white carpet at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Wearing a blue suit, the “Climax” singer posed for the photogs and dapped fellow crooner John Legend on the carpet. Alicia Keys showed off her curves in a form-fitting black number, Nelly Furtado beamed in white, and Jordin Sparks boo’ed up with boyfriend Jason Derulo before taking the stage to pay tribute to Whitney Houston .

Check out more shots from the white carpet and decide who popped and who flopped below.

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Jordin Sparks, John Legend tribute Whitney Houston at 2012 Billboard Music Awards


In what was quite possibly the biggest gig of their career, Jordin Sparks and John Legend paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. John Legend kicked things off with “The Greatest Love of All,” followed by Sparks with her rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”  Watch below.

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Whitney Houston to Receive Billboard Millennium Award



Whitney Houston will be honored with the Millennium Award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20).  The late singer, who died on Feb. 11 at age 48, will be also receive a tribute from John Legend and her Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks, it was announced today.

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John Legend Replaces Lionel Richie on ABC’s ‘Duets’


Due to “personal scheduling conflicts,” John Legend will replace Lionel Richie on ABC’s summer singing competition, Duets, the network announced.

Legend will join Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles as a mentor on the show, which premieres May 24.  The mentors will travel across America to find two singers each who will serve as their duet partners for the show. Each week, the mentor and one of their two duet partners will perform live in front of a studio audience. Former MTV VJ Quddus will host the competition.

John Legend is prepping the release of his forth studio album, expected later this year. He’s currently enjoying chart success with “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris, his contribution to the Think Like a Man soundtrack. The track reached a new peak of No. 33 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart last week.

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The Review: Melanie Fiona – “The MF Life”


Melanie Fiona places her bid her for commercial credibility on The MF Life. Is it worth the gamble?

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