Nicole Sia

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    Lil Wayne Ties Elvis Presley For Most Trips to Hot 100 Chart

    Lil Wayne is positioned to overtake Elvis Presley as the male artist with the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, now that he's tied the King — at 108 times — via his cameo on Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance." The Mike Will-produced ode to cheek-clapping strippers debuted at No. 71 on the chart this week thanks to guest verses from Weezy and self-namedropper 2 Chainz.No need to get all scandalized, though: The feat isn't as impressive as it sounds. Presley released 31 jukeboxes-ablazing singles before the Hot 100 was founded in 1958, so none of the tracks from his iconic self-titled 1956 debut apply to the record.

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    'Gangnam Style' Dance-Off Turns Into Shootout in Thailand

    Life has imitated the "art" of surprisingly nimble South Korean rapper PSY. Thai news source INN alleges (and the the Guardian translates) that two rival gangs "danced provocatively" in the style of his viral hit "Gangnam Style" before defaulting to a gunfight in Bangkok. (Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's West Side Story-modernized-for-the-'80s video, "Bad"!) No one was injured, but at least 50 shots were fired, and cars and motorcycles parked nearby were damaged in the shootout between the teenaged rivals. The high-school kids responsible for the fight now face arrest.Despite its name, "Gangnam Style" is not actually about gangs. The K-Pop crossover hit, which has so far peaked at No.

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    Eddie Vedder to Mitt Romney: I'm Part of the 47 Percent

    Eddie Vedder spoke about class today.

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    Portishead's Geoff Barrow Picks a Fight With (Deceased) Amy Winehouse

    Portishead's Geoff Barrow faces sour times after he referred to the late Amy Winehouse as "Whiney Shitehouse" in an interview with ElectronicBeats.net. On the topic of female vocalists, the U.K.-based producer and multi-instrumentalist, who just put out his second album with experimental trio BEAK>, said to the site:"I think Whiney Shitehouse — Amy Winehouse — by the end of it, had become just a comic character of herself and how she sang. I saw her with an electric guitar in a little pub in Bristol and people were going 'that’s amazing'but it wasn't all that. Then she had the big drug problem and all the tabloids got involved and she would start being Minnie Ripperton or whatever it was. It seemed fake, but because there was a massive drug problem you couldn't say it was fake, but her actual voice was fake. She had a real life with a fake voice."The remarks were ill-timed.

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    Tegan and Sara Get 'Closer' to Synthpop on New Song: Listen

    Sister act Tegan and Sara told SPIN they were working on their "poppiest ever" album back in May, a bold statement that is fully backed up by our first taste of the as-yet untitled LP, which is due out on Warner in January. "Closer," which premiered on Rolling Stone today, is pure Top 40 synthpop — think "Mr. Brightside"-era Killers, a fact we couldn't fully glean when they tested out the song live last month."All I intended was to write something sweet that reminded the listener of a time before sex, complicated relationships, drama and heartbreak," Tegan told RS. "In short, I was writing about my youth."Produced by Pink's hitmaker Greg Kurstin and Beck's old road warrior Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who most recently buffed M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming to its high-polish sheen, "Closer" has a glossy, driving, pop radio-friendly sound.

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    'Call Me Maybe' and 'Gangnam Style' Meld in Unworthy Mashup

    A mashup of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and PSY's "Gangnam Style" should be powerful enough to strip enough serotonin from your brain to fill Lake Michigan. The two songs are the viral hits of late-summer 2012. A true combination of their awesome powers could generate a supersong capable of staying in your head until No Direction reach retirement age. But alas, we have "Call Me Gangam." The track has been streamed more than 505,696 times since its upload to SoundCloud five days ago — a drop in the bucket compared with the Schoolboy Records labelmates' original viral hits, which together have topped 483 million views on YouTube.Jepsen's song of summer gets the meat of the track, with the South Korean rapper getting a few verses in the instrumental breaks. Mostly he's relegated to a bubbling "Op, op, op, op, oppa Gangnam style!" at the corners.

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    Ke$ha's 'Warrior': Everything We Know About Her 'Cock Rock' Album

    That '70s cock-rock album Ke$ha keeps threatening to make has a name, cover art, track list, and drop date. The "Sleazy" singer tweeted yesterday, "ANIMALS. It's time. Die Young: 9/25 Warrior: 12/4." Translation: First single "Die Young" will arrive on radio and at digital retailers five days from now and her second album Warrior has a December 4 release date. So what do we really know about one of the year's remaining potential blockbusters?What's Up With the First Single?"Die Young" may be the "old hippie rock" song co-written by fun.'s Nate Ruess. Producer pal Benny Blanco, who worked the track with Dr. Luke and Cirkut, told Rolling Stone last month, “It’s stomps and claps, and the chorus doesn’t really have any drums in it, basically. The feeling is so good... And then the verse just pops in, and it’s very unexpected and it pops into electronic.

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    Group Behind Chris Brown 'Beats Women' Sticker Campaign Speaks Out

    A group of U.K.-based protestors launched a campaign against Chris Brown last weekend, plastering his Fortune CDs in HMV stores with a sticker reading "WARNING: Do not buy this album! This man beats women!" days after the star was criticized for showing off a new tattoo that resembled a battered Rihanna. Despite the fact that their efforts may have boosted sales of the R&B singer's albums, they've set their sights on another target: John Lennon. NME points out that the stickers appeared on the late Beatle's 1970 solo debut Plastic Ono Band at an HMV in Cambridge over the weekend, as well.

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    Human Cartoon Skrillex to Become Actual Cartoon in 'Wreck-It Ralph'

    Skrillex is coming for your children. The EDM DJ is set to spin, in cartoon form, in the animated 3D Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, a CGI family comedy set in the world of video games.

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    Tiny Pennsylvania Town Thinks Big With Pop Music Hall of Fame

    The Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra are among 40 acts nominated for induction into the yet-to-be-constructed America's Pop Music Hall of Fame in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.Voting to decide the 20 first-ever inductees will open to the public on Thursday (September 20) on the organization's website, and the final list of hitmakers comprising the 2013 class will be announced in May. Those names will be inscribed on a plaque called the Perry, which will be modeled after the microphone used by Canonsburg native son Perry Como."It will sort of be like the Stanley Cup," borough manager Terry Hazlett explained.Like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Pop Hall was conceived of first, but will be built later, by a devoted community of music lovers — in this case, the Pennsylvania borough's government.

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