Mariah Carey joins American Idol | TV News

After weeks of speculation, American Idol have named icon Mariah Carey as their newest judge for the show’s latest series.

The announcement was made by Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly during the channel’s meeting with The Television Critics Association in California on Monday evening.

The star will be reportedly earning a whopping 18 million dollar paycheck for the role, which will give her the title of highest paid judge on any reality show. Read more

Jessie Ware embarks on debut headline UK tour in November | Tourdates

Tipped for big things, soul-inspired rising star Jessie Ware announces her very first headlining tour, to take place across the UK this November, in support of the South London singer's anticipated debut album - Devotion. Read more

Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole hosting official Wireless Festival afterparty at Proud2 | UK Events

Music fans will be heading to London's Hyde Park in droves from Friday onwards for this year’s Wireless Festival.

The three-day, genre-defying event will see performances from a whole host of the music industry’s top players including headliners DeadMau5, Drake and Rihanna.

As expected, many of the performers will celebrate their performances by hosting and attending swanky afterparties throughout London and we’ve got just the recommendation for which you should attend.

On Saturday night, Choice FM and PhatNights will bring you the official Wiz Khalifa afterparty at Proud2 in Greenwich. Fresh off his Wireless performance, the Taylor Gang rapper will be hosting the party alongside Roc Nation's J.Cole, who is due to perform at the festival on Sunday.

Tickets are £22.00 and are available for purchase here.

Nas, Plan B, Santigold + more to play Converse 'Represent' events at 100 Club | UK Events

Taking place over the course of July and August, Converse's Represent concert series is dubbed as a "unique live experience" in which some of music's finest artists play free shows at London's 350-capacity 100 Club.

The lineup is a unique mix of the old and new, all of whom have arguably made their own mark on the industry and paved the way for a new sound. Some of the names include Nas, Plan B, Santigold and Paul Weller. Each gig will be streamed live on the Converse Facebook page for those who can't be there.

You can head on over to the event's official website for those all-important ticket application deets and for your chance to win free tix.

Check out the full lineups below.

July 30 – Plan B, L Marshall, Jacob Banks, Yuna
July 31 – UK Subs, Discharge, Anti-Nowhere League, Goldblade, Ed Tudor Pole, Dumbjaw
August 1 – Paul Weller, Spiritualized, Japandroids, 2:54, Towns
August 2 – Very Special Guest, The Bots, Savages, Swiss Lips
August 6 – SBTRKT, Rudimental, John Talabot, Man Without Country
August 7 - Santigold, Django Django, Best Coast, Citizens!, Friends
August 8 – Toots & the Maytals, Natty, The Heatwave, Janice Graham Band
August 9 – Overkill, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Safety Fire, Wet Nuns
August 10 – Nas, Kano, Speech Debelle, Spoek Mathambo, Children Of The Night

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Vogue Italia crowns Rihanna 'Woman of The Year' | Style News

The readers of fashion publication Vogue Italia have named Rihanna as their "Woman Of The Year." Read more

Fazer – ‘Killer’ | Music Video

Following in the footsteps of his N-Dubz counterparts Dappy and Tulisa, Fazer unveils the official video for his debut solo single "Killer." Written and produced by the man himself, the urban electro track recieved an overwhelming response after it's first play on Mistajam's BBC 1xtra show and is set for release on August 26. Read more

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday World Tour Blog (The 'Dutty Wine Vlog')' [Video]

Judging by this newly-released vlog, Nicki Minaj sure had a blast on last week's Manchester stop of her Pink Friday Tour. The video includes footage from both her sold-out show at the Manchester Apollo and the afterparty which took place at Entourage nightclub right before she jetted off to L.A. for BET Awards. Read more x Eva Simons perform 'This Is Love' on America's Got Talent | TV Catch-Up

Last night saw and Eva Simons take to the America’s Got Talent stage to give one of the first US performances of their single "This Is Love." Read more

Rita Ora - ‘ORA’ | Cover Art

The much-anticipated debut album from Roc Nation-signed songstress Rita Ora has an official release date of August 27th, and the singer released the album cover via her Twitter page moments ago with the words "#ORA 27.08.12 UK Our journey begins....".

The album will feature her current tracks “R.I.P” and “How We Do (Party)”, and will boast collaborations with the likes of Ester Dean, The-Dream, Stargate and Kanye West. Rita will be revving up the album campaign this Summer with a host of appearances at some of the country’s biggest festivals, and you can keep with it all by visiting her official website here.

Misha B to perform at Notting Hill Arts Club on July 12 | Music News

X Factor finalist Misha B has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on her music after being snapped up by Sony soon after the show finished. The singer releases her debut single "Home Run" on July 15th and is readying her debut album, which she has been working on with the likes of Naughty Boy, TMS and MNEK.

The performer recently announced she will be making her debut live performance in mid-July at the weekly YOYO event at London's Notting Hills Arts Club: Read more

Rachel Crow – 'Mean Girls' | Music Video

Since making an impression as a finalist on last year’s X Factor (USA), 14-year-old Rachel Crow was snapped up by Columbia Records and also landed a TV deal with Nickelodeon.

After guesting on a few episodes of Fred: The Show in April, the young startlet is now making her music debut with the official video (not to be confused with this one) for her debut single "Mean Girls." The song is taken from Rachel’s recently-released, self-titled EP and tackles the subject of bullying. Read more

Maybach Music Group to hit London in September | Music News

Rick Ross his The Maybach Music Group will be heading to the UK in September for an exclusive show at London’s historic Wembley Arena. Read more

Snoop Dogg pines for 'Coronation Street' role | TV News

If he gets his way, Snoop Dogg will be making a lavish cameo on UK soap opera Coronation Street in the near future. Read more x Eva Simons - 'This Is Love' | BTS Video has been no stranger to the media recently with his role as a coach on The Voice UK and his recent generous charity donation, and his run is set to continue as he's edging closer to his first solo No. 1 single this weekend with "This is Love." Read more

Chris Brown 'Don't Wake Me Up' | BTS Video

If the current iTunes placings are anything to go by, then Chris Brown scored a big hit this weekend with his new single "Don't Wake Me Up." To help further its popularity, Brown gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at single's video.

The track is the latest from Breezy's forthcoming Fortune LP, set for release on July 3rd. Read more

Rita Ora to play two UK shows in August | Music News

Besides appearing on festival bills such as Wireless and T in The Park, Roc Nation's Rita Ora just announced that she will also be hold some special intimate shows this summer in London and Manchester. Read more