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The Top 14 Music Stories of 2014

While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.

12/15/2014

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Ariana Grande May Be on Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’

Ariana Grande appears to have leaked some rather important information.

11/24/2014

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Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Charli XCX Coming to ‘SNL’

They’ll join hosts James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams.

11/20/2014

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Beyoncé Confirms 4-Disc Deluxe Edition of Self-Titled Album Featuring Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj & Pharrell: See the Tracklist

Beyoncé is ready to upgrade us with a 2 CD/2 DVD edition of her self-titled album that will include two new tracks and a handful of remixes.

11/04/2014

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Beyoncé May Have Another Surprise Album in the Works For 2014: Report

Beyoncé fooled us once by dropping her self-titled album without any warning. But, shame on us if we let Queen Bey fool us again. Thanks to a recently leaked document that seems to confirm that Bey has another surprise album up her sleeves, it seems we’re now one step ahead of the superstar.

11/03/2014

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Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Run This Town in ‘Bang Bang’ Video

In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video, which premiered right after the ladies left the MTV VMAs stage, Jessie J struts into town with her hot pink Beats headphones, riling up all the men with her rather forward requests.

08/25/2014

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MTV VMAs 2014: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Help Kick Off the Show with ‘Bang Bang': Watch

The song was originally released July 29 and has peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

08/25/2014

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Jessie J Talks Diplo, Max Martin and Her New Hit Single ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J made a big splash with her new single, “Bang Bang” featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

08/06/2014

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Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj & Jessie J Join Forces for Sassy New Song ‘Bang Bang’

If the funk of “Problem” wasn’t enough for you, you’re going to want to listen up.

07/29/2014

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Nicki Minaj Teases Ariana Grande & Jessie J Superstar Collaboration ‘Bang Bang': Listen

Minaj posted a quick snippet of the song, “Bang Bang,” on her Instagram page today (July 23) ahead of the tune’s official July 29 release date.

07/23/2014

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