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In between Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and One Direction racking in their American Music Awards, we were entertained by captivating performances at this year’s show – Katy Perry in a geisha outfit, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly in the Oval Office, and Miley Cyrus and her lip synching kitten. Here are 14 things you didn’t see on TV at this year’s award show.
JC Chasez has entered new terrain, taking on the role of a musical "dad" to the many members of his new female pop project. Check out the musical debut of Girl Radical as the group tackles No Doubt's "Just A Girl," in an exclusive Billboard.com premiere.
If the caliber of performers and attendees at Wednesday night's star-studded Myspace relaunch celebration at L.A.'s El Rey Theater is an indication of the future social-music platform's success, it should have no problem as Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Olivia Wilde and of course the Vanderhook brothers hit the party.
Last fall, the Black Lips hit the road for a four-week tour across the Middle East. After kicking off the tour in Cairo, the Atlanta rockers performed for audiences in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus.