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Bruno Mars Inspires Ellie Goulding

Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran

For inspiration, Ellie Goulding looks to her pal Bruno Mars.

The "Starry Eyed" hitmaker has toured the US supporting the singer and says his live show has made her "up her game" and improve her own stage set to be more suitable for a bigger audience: "Bruno's show is phenomenal. It's the most incredible live show I've seen - that and Bjork, and it made me want to up my game. I read an article the other day that said I'd become Americanized, that I'd come from this shy English rose girl playing a guitar to being this big pop star... But you do adapt a bit to those bigger crowds and playing arenas. You can't just go out there and just say, 'Hiii.' You really do have to go out there and command."

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Eminem to Appear at MTV EMAs

EminemEminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow.

The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award. The "Lose Yourself" hitmaker - who is also rumored to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston. "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records. I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and unique artists of our time," said Bruce Gilmer from MTV.

Acts already confirmed to take to the stage include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and Kings of Leon.

Meanwhile, this year's EMAs host Red Foo from LMFAO has been getting to know host city Amsterdam ahead of tomorrow's show. "Amsterdam is incredible, and the women are incredible here becuase they all ride bikes and they are fit and it is lovely, and the bikes are serious here. You see ones with, like three baby seats on them. And then coffeeshops! I saw Afrojack in one last night and we had some, y'know, coffee," he said.

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Taylor Swift Excited About Royal Performance

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Performances, Country, Pop

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift feels "honored" to have been asked to perform for Prince William and Duchess Catherine next month.

The superstar is one of several acts - along with Bon Jovi, James Blunt and Eliza Doolittle - set to play at the royal couple's Winter Whites Gala in London's Royal Albert Hall on December 8, in aid of homeless charity Centerpoint, and she is thrilled to have been asked.

"I'm really excited, I'm going to be playing the Winter Whites Gala, I'm really stoked, it's the first royal engagement I've done and I feel very honored," she said in an interview.

And the "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker is already thinking about what to say and do if she gets the opportunity to meet the royal couple at the event, but she isn't getting her hopes up: "I've been asking about that [etiquette], I think I'm safe if I just shake hands and be polite. I think it's presumptuous to assume I'll meet them, so first I'm going to be polite enough to not assume I'll meet them."

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Lady Gaga to Sing in Space

Lady GagaMonsters, mark your calendars for 2015: Lady Gaga will be singing in space!

The "Applause" hitmaker will embark on a space mission with Virgin Galactic flights and is reportedly planning to have vocal training to ensure she can still hit the correct notes in a gravity-free environment. "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere," a source said.

Gaga is set to make history by becoming the first celebrity to perform in space. "[This will be] like nothing the world has seen before," the source added.

The 27-year-old star will perform on the third day of the Zero G Colony festival which takes place at Spaceport America in New Mexico approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight, and has taken the necessary precautions to ensure she is protected against the worst possible outcome. "Gaga has taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy!" the insider said.

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Lady Gaga to Perform at American Music Awards

Lady GagaLady Gaga will perform at the American Music Awards next month.

The "Applause" singer will join Miley Cyrus in the line-up of stars who will take to the stage at the ceremony held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on November 24. The announcement follows reports that One Direction are set to make their on-stage debut at the annual awards, and it's highly likely the boys - Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - will perform their new single "Story of My Life," taken from their third album Midnight Memories, which is due for release a day later.

"Thrift Shop" hitmakers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also confirmed to perform at the AMAs after previously leading the nominations with six nods, including consideration for Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

Following closely behind is Justin Timberlake, who has been named in five categories, as has "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer Taylor Swift. Other highly anticipated performances on the night will include Kendrick Lamar, who made waves this year with breakthrough album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, and country star Luke Bryan.


Bruno Mars to Perform at MTV EMA Awards

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Performances, Pop, R&B / Soul

Bruno MarsBruno Mars has been confirmed to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards next month.

The "Gorilla" singer - who is nominated for three awards including Best Male and Best Song - is the latest star announced to take the stage at the music ceremony, which hits the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam next November 10. It's been two years since Bruno last performed on the EMA stage in Belfast, Ireland, where he took also took home two awards.

"We had a blast the last time, and I can't wait to do it again on the 10th!" the 28-year-old singer said.

Other stars set to appear at the MTV EMAs include Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kings of Leon.


Taylor Swift Lands Royal Performance

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is set to perform for Prince William and Duchess Catherine.

The country crooner has been signed up by the royal couple - who recently christened their three-month-old son, Prince George - to sing at their Centrepoint Winter Whites charity gala on November 26. The 23-year-old beauty will perform for 200 guests at Kensington Palace, with tickets starting at a whopping $800.

"It's a fantastic occasion and hopefully it will raise a lot of money for Centrepoint," a spokesperson for Centrepoint told the Daily Mirror newspaper. The charity raises money to help young homeless people and William, 31, is a patron of the organization.

Taylor will be joined by fellow singer James Blunt at the exclusive event.

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One Direction to Perform at American Music Awards

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One DirectionOne Direction will perform at the American Music Awards next month.

The "Best Song Ever" hitmakers - consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - will make their on-stage debut at the annual awards ceremony on November 24, reports E! News. The group will perform for their legions of fans at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, joining a bill that includes "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus - who previously shocked the world with her racy twerking antics at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

It's not yet known what song the pop band will perform, but it is highly likely they will showcase some fresh material as they are set to unveil a new single imminently. The band's third studio album, Midnight Memories, will be released a day after the ceremony on November 25.

Country group Florida Georgia Line are also set to perform.

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Britney Spears Thinks That It’s Her Job to Look Sexy

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears thinks it's her job to look more like a "sex kitten" than she really is.

The 31-year-old star's video for her new single "Work B***h" shows her flaunting her figure in sexy outfits while she whips her dancers and she claims this is a different role to what she plays at home where she is mother to sons eight-year-old Sean and seven-year-old Jayden - who she has with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

"I think it goes with what I do. It's my job to portray more of a sex kitten than what I really am at home with my kids," she said when quizzed on her sex appeal.

The pop star finds her stage persona therapeutic as it nothing like her real life and her performances give her the opportunity to portray a "different character." She explained, "As artists I think people who are really shy - I'm really shy in person - so when I get on stage, it's really good for me to become this different character because it's like therapy for me."

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Metallica to Perform in Antarctica

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Metallica is set to perform in Antarctica. The "Enter Sandman" rockers will take to the stage on the Earth's southernmost continent - which is mostly covered in ice at least 1.6km thick - at some time between December 2 and December 15 as part of a special Coca-Cola event.

Although the group haven't confirmed their participation in the event - which was announced on the drinks firm's Colombian website - drummer Lars Ulrich has previously hinted at a surprise planned for the end of the year: "There's a very interesting thing coming our way in December ... There's another frontier heading in Metallica's direction in December. Which, if anybody [in our management team] even knew that I just said what I just said, they would hunt me down and silence me. But there is another frontier coming in December, which we're very excited about."

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