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FrankOceans-082912.jpg French pianist Christophe Chassol, who collaborated on Frank Ocean's upcoming sophomore record, says that Frank recorded it at London's famous Abbey Road Studios. Speaking with the BBC, Chassol notes the collab came about at Ocean's request. "Ocean invited me to Abbey Road to record on his album," he began.

NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj has released the music video for "The Night Is Still Young," the latest cut from her album The PinkPrint. In the vid, Nicki wears a sheer pink dress while dancing around the streets of Japantown. At the end, she hops on the back of a motorcycle driven by her fiancée Meek Mill and rides off.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Kendrick Lamar was spotted in Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay area over the weekend where he shot the music video for "Alright," a cut from his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Photos from the shoot show K-Dot levitating above a crowd with a pulley mechanism and crowdsurfing. Kendrick reportedly told the crowd to "go dumb in place."

Drake-052311.jpg During his Jungle Tour kick off show in Houston, Drake switched up the lyrics to his song "Madonna" by replacing her name with that of Rihanna. "You could be big as Rihanna," he rapped on the updated version of the song. Drake also told the crowd that the best destinations on his Jungle tour would get consideration as he plans locations for his OVO fest.

JohnLegend-070611.jpg John Legend gave a rendition of the Toys 'R' Us theme song during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The singer was responding to a performance by Jamie Foxx which came during a segment called Wheel of Musical Impressions last week. In the segment, random artist/song combinations are generated by the Musical Impressions Generator.

mariahcarey-072312.jpg Mariah Carey visited LIVE! with Kelly and Michael this week during their week-long stint at Disneyland. In addition to sitting down and chatting with the show's co-hosts, she also took the stage for a pair of tracks. She discussed her recently launched Las Vegas residency, which has also been granted a nine-show expansion.

TreySongz-112309.jpg Trey Songz continues to release new remixes, this time lending his own flavor to The Weeknd's "Earned It." The new mix follows the release of his remix of Future's "Real Sisters," produced by Zaytoven. The track appears on Future's new mixtape Beast Mode. The remix follows the release of Songz's new surprise album, Transmission I & II.

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. has issued a new remix of Jidenna's single "Classic Man." The track can be found on DJ MLK's mixtape GoodNight Don't Exist in ATL 7. The new mix is just the latest track T.I. has lent his vocals to. Recently he was also featured on 50 Cent's "Get Low" alongside Jeremih and 2 Chainz as well as Evan Ross' ballad "How to Live Alone."

tamarbraxton-032715.jpg Tamar Braxton has teased a new single with an acapella performance video shared via Instagram. The Braxton Family Values star recently dropped a new single titled "Let Me Know" and released the new teaser vid just as the show's new season is set to kick off. The show resumed earlier this week and Tamar posted the video to her official Instagram account.

christinamilian-072214.jpg Christina Milian has revealed a daring new hair-do featuring a heart shaved into her upper neck. In new images shared by People, Milian was seen cruising around Los Angeles earlier this week with the new heart and line design. It's just the most recent of Milian's new style choices, as the 33-year-old singer also recently acquired a Lil Wayne-inspired tattoo.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg A lost collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga has surfaced online. The track, "Partynauseous," which was originally slated to appear on Lamar's 2012 album good Kid, mAAd city, was initially scrapped by Gaga due to disagreements with his team.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake's new track "Can I," featuring none other than Beyoncé has surfaced online. Several different versions of the leaked song are now circulating the internet. The duo previously collaborated last year on the track "Mine," which appeared on Bey's self-titled fifth studio album. This new track from the pair is due to appear on Drake's upcoming album, Views From The Six.

TreySongz-112309.jpg Trey Songz has released a new remix of Future's "Real Sisters," produced by Zaytoven. The track appears on Future's new mixtape Beast Mode. On the new cut, Songz raps about a variety of racy themes, including lovemaking with two women, girl-on-girl action and strippers.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé hit Instagram to post a video of herself dancing to the D.R.A.M. cut "Cha Cha." "This song makes me happy," she notes in a caption. D.R.A.M. dropped his EP #1EpicEP in March - in addition to "Cha Cha" it includes the cut "I Luv It," featuring Sunny & Gabe.

jamiefoxx-031511.jpg Jamie Foxx was the latest participant on the Musical Impression Generator on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Foxx got things started with an impression of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger singing "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King.

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