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The Billboard Cover Story - Ariana Grande's Brave New World

The Billboard Cover Story - Ariana Grande's Brave New World

This "micromanaging workhorse" wore a Freddy Krueger mask as a child, took over Broadway and Nickelodeon in her teen years and finally achieved her dream of becoming an R&B diva. Now, at 21, comes the hard part: conquering her fear of futuristic pop

Ariana Grande, Billboard 2014.

Billboard Cover: Ariana Grande on Fame, Freddy Krueger and Her Freaky Past

Ariana Grande is easily mistaken for an old-school good girl. The singer wears Audrey Hepburn-style strapless gowns, travels everywhere with her mother and trades lovey-dovey messages with on-again, off-again boyfriend Jai Brooks (of Internet comedy boy-troupe The Janoskians) over Instagram.
Interpol on Becoming a Trio & Maintaining Harmony: 'It's a Hard Thing to Do'

Interpol on Becoming a Trio & Maintaining Harmony: 'It's a Hard Thing to Do'

Interpol frontman Paul Banks walks onto the deck of the Frying Pan, an antique ship that’s now a floating bar and grill docked at a Hudson River pier on Manhattan’s West Side. Smooth jazz plays in the background as he makes his way past plastic tables filled with stay-at-home dads nursing lunch-hour pints and tourists -killing buckets of Corona and plates of soggy fries. “Let’s sit in the sun,” says Banks, wearing a backward baseball cap and blue suede Adidas sneakers. He settles into a portside chair and rummages around in a worn black gym bag for a pair of shades.
The Billboard Cover Story - The Summer of Iggy Azalea

The Billboard Cover Story - The Summer of Iggy Azalea

People have debated her talent and hip-hop ­credentials, but the one thing that is not in dispute is that Iggy ­Azalea, the plucky white rapper from Australia, is sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 And she has plans to stay

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