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The trio will perform their new song, ‘Nuclear.’

It’s the reunion R&B fans have been waiting for. Destiny’s Child will reportedly reunite at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, sources tellUs Weekly.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join Beyoncé on stage during her Super Bowl half-time show and perform a medley of Destiny’s Child hits including their new song, “Nuclear.” The performance would be their first in six years.

Beyoncé went on Facebook yesterday (Jan. 10) to announce the upcoming release of their compilation album, “Love Songs.”  The 14-track album will be composed of romantic-themed songs the trio recorded between 1997-2004 except for “Nuclear.” A publicist for Legacy Recordings confirms with Billboard that “Nuclear” is a newly recorded track.

Sources also tell US Weekly that Bey’ is to debut a new song from her forthcoming fifth album during the finale of her set.

Which songs would you like to see Destiny’s Child perform?

 

–taken from erika ramirez for billboard.com

Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2012

Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2012

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees leads the NFL in yards and touchdowns. But in 2012, he put up his biggest numbers off the field. Drew and his wife, Brittany, donated $1 million to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Super Bowl champ’s Brees Dream Foundation has even pledged another $2 million more to various New Orleans charities. He truly is a Saint.
19. Sofia Vergara

Turning 40 is a pretty big milestone. And for Vergara it was a no brainer how she’d be celebrating: by crowdfunding for charity. Duh. Together with giftiki, a group-gifting platform, the “Modern Family” actress helped raise awareness for Dreams without Borders. Every year the non-profit brings orphans from Vergara’s home country, Columbia, to Disneyland. She’s been going with the group since 2006.

18. Olivia Munn

2012 is the year we fell in love with Olivia Munn. Meanwhile, she’s quite the lover herself, especially of animals and the environment. She’s raised awareness about fur farms with PETA and worked with the USDA to combat the circus’s mistreatment of animals. She also kicked off DoSomething’s Green Your School campaign. Brains, beauty, and benevolence: what’s not to love?

17. Carrie Underwood

America’s favorite country music star has had a big year of giving. Underwood recently donated the proceeds from her last concert to charity. And also raised $350,000 for her Oklahoma hometown. The proceeds were given through her organization, Checotah Animal, Town, and School (C.A.T.S) Foundation, and went towards educational improvements. Additionally, Underwood is a huge supporter of The Humane Society and PETA.

16.  Demi Lovato

The “Give Your Heart a Break” singer has had a pretty kick-ass year: judging X Factor and topping Billboard charts. Lovato has also done an amazing job of highlighting several anti-bullying campaigns, like “Mean Stinks” and Love is Louder, which helps people dealing with negative self-image, depression, and bullying. She also partnered with yours truly for our fifth annual Teens for Jeans campaign.

15. Ryan Seacrest

Hosting TV, radio, and awards shows like Ryan Seacrest is something most of us will never experience. But thanks to Ryan, thousands of kids with life-threatening injuries or disease will get a chance. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds radio stations in children’s hospitals all over the country. When they’re in the booth, the kids aren’t hospital patients; they’re American idols.

14. Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield

Besides being one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, this duo is one of the most creative at shining a spotlight on good. Stone and Garfield were spotted by paparazzi at a NYC restaurant and instead of running for cover, “The Amazing Spider-Man” stars walked out holding up signs that supported two charities: the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda’s Club.

13. Ben Affleck

A fierce advocate for residents living in a war-torn Eastern Congo, Affleck joined U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to speak at The Child Survival Call to Action earlier this year. The 40-year-old founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, the first U.S. based advocacy/grant-making initiative that is focused solely on the people of Eastern Congo. He was also honored at our Do Something Awards for his work.

12. George Takei

“Star Trek” went off the air in 1969 but George is still, well, a star. He is a huge advocate for marriage equality and tolerance in general. Proceeds from his “It’s OK to be Takei” apparel goes to charity. He even won the 2012 LGBT Humanist Award from the American Humanist Association for his advocacy in the LGBT community. Oh, my…

11. Jay-Z & Beyoncé

The world’s biggest power couple certainly used their power for good. Jay headlined a benefit performance at Carnegie Hall and supports underprivileged students through his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Bey’s Survivor Foundation assists victims of disasters, along with AIDS patients and the homeless. Her $5 million housing project will create 43 permanent housing units in her hometown of Houston.

10. Ian Somerhalder

This “Vampire Diaries” heartthrob has got it all – those dreamy eyes, the leading lady, and a heart of gold. He founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which works to educate and collaborate with people to positively impact the planet. Somerhalder is also a huge supporter of The Trevor Project. Oh yea, did we mention he loves animals? The 34-year-old took part in the “Strut Your Mutt” walk in Louisiana to help save shelter lives.

9. Selena Gomez

From the radio to the Internet, from Waverly Place to Transylvania, Selena Gomez is everywhere. So is her impact. The 20-year-old triple threat does work at children’s hospitals across the country. And her second-annual UNICEF charity concert raised $200,000 for kids in Africa. Needless to say, we love her like a, well, you know…

8. LeBron James

In 2012, King James made good on his promise to bring a championship to Miami. LBJ has come a long way, but he hasn’t forgotten his hometown of Akron, OH. Or the idea of a promise. His foundation’s Wheels for Education program provides support and school supplies to 300 underprivileged elementary schoolers. In return, they promise to stay in school until graduation. His PSA supports BoostUp.org, which gives at-risk teens encouragement and resources to stay in school. Meanwhile, the MVP is schooling people on the court.

7. Pink

The “Try” singer is a rock star in every sense of the word. Her American Music Awards performance can attest to that. It’s one of the many reasons we love her – that and the amazeballs work she does with PETA. She’s a HUGE advocate of shelter adoption and animal rights.

6. Robin Roberts

Our fav morning news anchor has used her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (once called pre-leukemia) to shine a light on bone cancer. She teamed up with BeTheMatch.org to spread awareness about bone marrow donation. Roberts’ 30-second TV spot on “Good Morning America,” her radio PSA, along with several ads saw over 44,000 people join the registry. (Baller!)

5. Justin Bieber

“Do something nice for someone else today. u know the truth…do it for the right reasons,” JBiebz tweeted this summer. He certainly has. His Believe Charity Drive raised over $1 million for charity. He works with Pencils of Promise to build schools in third-world countries. He visits young cancer patients. He donated $100,000 so homeless kids could go to school. All this, and he still has time to wink 5000 times a day.

4. Lady Gaga

Gaga has a sold-out world tour and 32 million little monsters RTing her more than anyone on the planet. But, fame hasn’t made her a monster. With a $1.2 million personal donation, Gaga started her Born This Way Foundation, which combats bullying and promotes acceptance of the LGBT community. And, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the she pledged $1 million to relief efforts.

3. Channing Tatum

This year was all about Channing Tatum, but People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive made 2012 about others, too. He and his wife, Luckiest Woman Alive Jenna Dewan-Tatum helped raise millions for the Rainforest Foundation They also supprt Angels for Animals and sponsor abused farm animals through Gentle Barn. No wonder Channing was so happy riding to “Pony.”

2. Miley Cyrus

Let’s see: she got engaged, shaved her head, turned 20, AND rocked a slew of causes. Cyrus spent her big 2-0 promoting Saving Spot! Rescue, a non-profit that is dedicated to finding dogs from high-kill shelters a home. The actress/singer also went barefoot earlier this year in support of TOMS’ One Day Without Shoes challenge. Cyrus has helped raise awareness for several other charities like:  Save The Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

1. Taylor Swift

The country-pop star continues to top the charts with her new album “Red” – but that’s not all. TSwift is our number one celeb gone good. She’s had quite a year being the YOUNGEST person to ever receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for her charity work. The 23-year-old also donated 4 million (the largest sum yet!) to the Country Hall of Fame Museum. Not to mention, her tremendous work for young people battling cancer among many others.

— words and images taken from dosomething.org

 

Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities on Social Media

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Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber edged out Lady Gaga to take the title of reigning social-media king this week.
With nearly 31.5 million Twitter followers, close to 49 million Facebook fans, and 3.2 billion views on his YouTube channel, Bieber tops the list of most popular celebrities on social media, according to data aggregator Starcount.Over the last week, the singer gained 300,000 Twitter followers, 600,000 Facebook fans and 24,000 YouTube views, compared with Gaga’s 193,000 followers, 170,000 fans and 5,000 views. Bieber is also trending “much more” than Gaga, Starcount reported.

“Bieber consistently gets more retweets and engagement than any other major star,” it said.

While Justin dominates YouTube with most overall views, he falls slightly behind Gaga, who is the current queen of Twitter with 32 million followers. On Facebook, however, Rihanna outshines her competitors with 64 million fans on Facebook. The R&B singer clocks in at third place overall, this week.

Rounding out the top 10 are: Katy Perry, Shakira, Eminem, U.S. PresidentBarack ObamaBritney SpearsTaylor Swift and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Justin Bieber Music

 

–taken from mashable.com

 

TOP 10 MOST VIEWED YOUTUBE VIDEO IN INDONESIA

1. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V

I haven’t got the exact number how many really have watched this video here in Indonesia. Bu do we really need it? He’s been all over the place. Around the world. Did the Gangnam Style with Britney and Ellen (Simon Cowell just stood and watched. I knew  he wanted to). Collab with MC Hammer at AMA. Even met The U.N Secretary General (I smell nepotism here). I’m not that surprised if he is voted as Time Person of The Year.

2. Armada – Hargai Aku (more than 9.6 million viewers)

This is a surprise for me. But after i watched the video 27 times (maybe more) now i’m not that surprised anymore. They deserve it. They got all the formulas to be runner up this year. Good song. Easy listening. Soothing voice. Good music video. Suit with their touchy lyrics. Unrequited love. We all love those kind of song. C’mon admit it. Remember Adele?

3. NOAH – SEPARUH AKU (more than 8.3 million viewers)

Their name used to be Peterpan Band. One of the greatest bands in Indonesia for the past five years. This was the most anticipated song of the year in Indonesia. Ariel, the singer, singer-writer and frontman of the band just got released from prison for violating the pornography law. He was the sex idol Indonesia. I think he still is. Not long after that they released this video and boom. They have regained their position one more time.

4. Last Child ft. Giselle – Seluruh Nafas Ini (more than 4.5million viewers)

Formed in 2007. This is their third album. But their first studio album that seriously done. Remastered by Jemi Sitanayah, a Master in Music (Soundengineering) from Berklee College of MusicUSA. This song featuring Giselle, the finalist of Indonesian Idol. She was very well known here Indonesia. Appears almost everyday on local television. Oriental look girl. Boys these days love that kind of look. Look at SNSD and other girlband from Korea and Japan.

5. The Secret State Music – The Biggest Mistake – Official Video

Man, i just heard this band. Where the fuck have i been? Mars? Was i in the wrong direction? After a few of their members served their country, The Secret State has arrived, with their unique electronic tinged sound, to serve their fans. For more info check their website: http://www.thesecretstatemusic.com

6. Trio Macan – Iwak Peyek (more than 3 million viewers)

Trio Macan means Three Lions. No they’re not from England. It’s a group-vocal (or girlband?) Trio Macan are Lia LadystaIva Novanda, dan Dian Aditya. They’re from East Java. Their name skied up high when they released a song called SMS. They’re dyed their hair into blondes. They’re also well known for their energetic stage act and show their sensuality to the audiences. Just like Lady Gaga.

7. Zivilia – Aishiteru 2 (more than 2.6 million viewers)

Their debut album. Zivilia comes from two words “Zif” and “Philia”.  The frontman Zulkifli or you can call him Zul formed the band as soon as he arrived in Indonesia after he got home after quite awhile stay in Japan. Ha! Now we know why the title is Aishiteru.

8. PSY (ft. HYUNA) 오빤 딱 내 스타일

Do you still need an explanation?

9. BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY M/V

Korean Pop (boyband and girlband) is a big hits in Indonesia. And i think it rules all over the world this year. Everytime they have a show in Indonesia you have to buy the tickets fast. Mostly their tickets were sold out within days.

10.  COBALAH MENGERTI – Ariel, Uki, Lukman, Reza, David Feat.Momo G (more than 1.8 mio)

This is the embryo of NOAH Band (look at number 3). They have to change their name because they had feud with their past members of Peterband. Because the Peterpan name came from Andhika, Peterpan’s keyboardist who left the band with Reza (bassist) and formed another band called The Titans.

(Source: YouTube Rewind Indonesia 2012)

Madonna had the top-grossing tour of 2012

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Call it the Super Bowl bump?

Billboard has announced the list of the 2012′s top-grossing tours, and it looks like Madonna is at the top. Her Madgesty sold out all 72 of the shows she played this year, grossing a grand total of $228,406,085 over the year. Interestingly, her new album  MDNA only landed at No. 44 on the year-end Billboard 200 chart, moving 521,000 units in the U.S. as of December.

After Madonna on the top-grossing tours list is Bruce Springsteen, whose raked in just shy $200 million this year with his Wrecking Ball tour. (He did, however, beat Madonna in overall attendance by about 500,000 people. Like Madonna, he also played 72 shows.) Roger Waters came in third with roughly $186 million (and nearly 50,000 more in attendance than Madge). Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil came in fourth place with about $147 million for the year, which just edged No. 5 Coldplay by roughly $100,000.

The rest of the list included the likes of Lady Gaga (No. 6), Jay-Z & Kanye West (No. 9), and Justin Bieber (No. 20), who somehow got beat out by fellow Canadians Nickelback (No. 17). Head over to Billboard to see where all 25 of the artists fall on the list.

by ray rahman for EW. image by madonnarama.com

The Rolling Stones and Lady GagaGimme Shelter

performance in HD

 

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