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Tegan And Sara Love 'Carpool Karaoke' As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Melissa Radzimski | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment

Where were you when you first heard Tegan and Sara? The answer is probably obvious: As a young teen with swoopy bangs, a moody MySpace page, and a pen...

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.14.2017 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.

Elton John Would 'Rather Go And See A Drag Queen' Than Janet Jackson

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

The always-opinionated Elton John has no love for Janet Jackson these days. John, who is never one to miss a chance to start a catfight, blasted the p...

Aaron Carter Opens Up About The Multimillion Dollar Mistakes That Led To His Bankruptcy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.11.2016 | OWN

Aaron Carter is not broke. He wants you to know that. When the former child pop star filed for bankruptcy in 2013, he made headlines, and his financia...

Aaron Carter Says His Music Career Started As 'A Joke'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.20.2016 | OWN

When Aaron Carter stepped out onto the stage for the first time as a solo performer, he was 9 years old, opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin. Ca...

You Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Recently, I overheard a group of women talking about this popular quote on Pinterest: "You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce" I happ...

Notes on "Artistry" and Award Shows

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I love music so much; that I don't see what good comes from choosing one cultural export as the song that defined our year 2014. The investigation of the word "artistry" is the only good thing to emerge from this media blip.

Here's How A Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Put This Aussie Pop Star On The Map

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Before Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser were married at the 2014 Grammy Awards with 33 other couples, their flash mob marriage proposal took the Intern...

WATCH: Pop Star Rocks Prosthetic Leg In New Video

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Good News

Viktoria Modesta is different. And she's proud of it. At the age of 20, the Latvian-born pop artist opted to have her leg amputated below the knee ...

Todd Michael Schultz: Pop Chemist

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Todd Michael Schultz's newest single Doorstep was just released by Titan Records, a newfangled label specifically tuned in to address the needs of mus...

What Celebrities Should Know Before Performing for Dictators

Alejandro Tarre | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Alejandro Tarre

The story repeats itself every few months. A dictator hires a pop icon to perform at a party or private event. Once exposed, the celebrity faces the ire of human rights activists.

The (g)A(y)MAs: Why We Love Our Pop Stars

J.W. Harvey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.W. Harvey

Pop stars have been known to occasionally elicit the emphatic support of the gays. But as social media show time and time again, unlike gay icons of the past generation, not one seems able to speak to the community as a whole. What makes gays get so defensive about their icons?

Pop Stars and the Miseducation of Feminism

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Valerie Tejeda

The word "feminism" is thrown around quite loosely these days, especially among chart-topping pop stars. Whenever one woman makes a "questionable" move, another woman quickly throws up her dukes -- looking for a fight, with some even calling it feminism. 

Katy Perry: Is it the Music or the Marketing?

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

Does her music measure up? Sure. But it's pop music, let's face it. We've "heard" "Roar" many times over from many a performer. The lyrics are familiar, as is the beat. Katy put her spin on it, but it's pop music -- the likes of which we've enjoyed for decades.

Britney Spears: Gay People Are 'Adorable And Hilarious'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Britney Spears has long been championed as an icon within the gay community and her new single "Work Bitch" certainly seems to have made its impact on...

Ariana Grande Is a Robot

Harrison Goo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Harrison Goo

Like when Simon Cowell says "we've got a future pop star here," he literally means everything that Ariana represents. And that just shouldn't ever happen. I mean, there has to be a flaw somewhere, right?

WATCH: Meet The Hot, Gay Pop Singer From Down Under

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kim Smith doesn't hold back in the video for his new single, "Jealous." The stylish clip, which was directed by photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez...

Is Lady Gaga Over?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Are the critics right? Has Lady Gaga's time as a polarizing and powerful pop force come to an end? The fact that they are still talking about her means she isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Cyndi Lauper Isn't Just A Gay Icon: 'I'm Friend And Family'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper spoke about her status as a gay icon in a HuffPost Live appearance. "I'm friend and family, so...I live among my people," L...

WATCH: See Carly Rae, Katy Perry & More Before They Were Pop Stars

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

Carly Rae Jepsen may have the No. 1 song in the U.S. -- not to mention one of the catchiest hooks in the history of music -- but before she was tellin...

Kylie Minogue Fears For Her Safety Receiving Death Threats

AOL Music | Sarah Chazan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kylie Minogue was left fearing for her safety this week after a crazed fan sent the diva threatening messages via her Twitter page. The harassment...

Kylie Minogue Flash Mob Staged At Sydney Opera House (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's a rare event when three of a nation's greatest icons come together, but that's exactly what happened Nov. 14 when a group of Aussie dancers paid ...

Growing up: Girls, Look Sexy Like Miley

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kate Fridkis

Miley is seventeen. She's reached that point in every girl's life when a deep desire to wrap her naked body in an enormous snake overpowers all other needs or considerations.

Will Bieber Fever Be a Head Cold 20 Years From Now?

Larry Atkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

Right now, Justin Bieber is on top of the world. Young girls love him and most teen boys would trade places with him in a second. But will Bieber have a long, enduring, successful career?

Introducing Pop Star, Tino Coury

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

New popstar, Tino Coury never expected his sudden musical success. If you had told him years ago that his songs such as his hit "Diary" would be play...