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Sunday | The Washington Post

Pitbull at Verizon Center, selling the American Dream

Who's that baldheaded party machine who keeps popping up on our screens? The guy with the designer sunglasses and the sharp blazers, trying to sell us new cars and light beer? It's Pitbull, and on Saturday night at the Verizon Center, the 33-year-old Miami rapper seemed eager to prove that he's not a boisterous pitchman, but a thoughtful, three-dimensional human being. For starters, the concert opened with a biographical text scrolling across a video screen, explaining how Pitbull went from the proud son of two Cuban expatriates to a platinum-selling pop star who has branded himself "Mr. Worldwide."

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Beer, Drink

Sat Sep 13, 2014

RollingStone

Pitbull Reps His Roots and Starts the Party at His New Tour's Opening Night

Pitbull has declared himself Mr. Worldwide, but how about those ambassadorial skills? Though the 33-year-old rapper has become globally famous and wildly successful in the past five years of his 13-year career, he is not unaware of the disdain he can invoke in those who consider his gregarious, glossy club style too aggressive, rootless or gulp corny. But he also knows the charisma that draws the ire is his most valuable asset, and F night in Newark, New Jersey, at the U.S. kick-off of his tour with Enrique Iglesias, he sought to three-dimensionalize himself by filling in the blanks.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Newark, NJ, Music, Entertainment

The Jersey Journal

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull in Newark: Setlists and notes from the N.J. dance party

Spanish pop icon Enrique Iglesias and Cuban rap playboy Pitbull kicked off the U.S. leg of their Sex and Love Tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Friday night, blasting a packed house with two-dozen monster hits spanning two decades and several genres. Both are seen in file photos here.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Enrique Iglesias, Enrique, Music, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran & More to Perform on America's Got Talent Season Finale, 9/17

"America's Got Talent" concludes with a star-studded finale Sept. 17 at a special time, 8-10p.m. ET on NBC , featuring performances by critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, Grammy Award winning songstress Jennifer Hudson , veteran rock musician Lenny Kravitz , global sensation Pitbull, featuring the Rockettes and alternative rock band Train.

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Related Topix: 9, Jennifer Hudson, Pop/Rock, Ed Sheeran, Dance, Black Entertainment, Lenny Kravitz, Hip-Hop, THQ, Las Vegas, Video Games

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Rachel May: Critical Bill showcases its strengths on 'The New Eternal'

The local purveyors of urban-flavored rock 'n' roll are about to release their most solid effort to date. 'The New Eternal' is the latest from Critical Bill ,and the group will celebrate with a party Saturday at the Macomb Music Theatre in Mt.

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Related Topix: Mount Clemens, MI, Hip-Hop, Dance, Rap, Tech N9ne, Pop/Rock, Detroit, MI

Essence Magazine

G.R. L. Singer Simone Battle's Death Ruled a Suicide

Former X-Factor contestant Simone Battle was found hanging in her West Hollywood apartment over the weekend. The Los Angeles coroner ruled the 25-year-old singer's death a suicide by hanging, reports PEOPLE.

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Time

Here's 'All About That Bass' Played on an Actual Upright Bass

Last week, we heard Meghan Trainor's increasingly popular hit "All About That Bass" performed on kazoos and xylophones . Now, we get to hear it played on an actual upright bass - and it's rather lovely.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WENN Blog

G.R.L. Score U.K. Chart Debut Days After Simone Battle's Death

Tragic singer Simone Battle has posthumously returned to the U.K. singles chart with her pop group G.r.l., two days after her death. The 25 year old, who joined the girl band after reaching the live finals of America's The X Factor in 2011, was found dead from an apparent suicide at her Los Angeleshome on Friday, just as G.R.L.'s new song, Ugly Heart, began growing in popularity in the U.K. Ugly Heart enters the U.K. countdown at 11, four months after G.R.L. featured on rapper Pitbull's hit track Wild Wild Love.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Game Honors Simone Battle Following G.R.L. Singer's Apparent Suicide

Simone Battle, a member of the five-member group G.R.L., was found dead in West Hollywood on Friday morning according to the Washington Post . Battle, a former contestant on Fox's television series "The X Factor" in 2011, was 25. The LA Times reports that the singer's "body was discovered in the bedroom of her apartment by her father following an apparent suicide."

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WAVE-TV Louisville

Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said the cause of death was determined Sunday, two days after the 25-year-old singer was found dead in her West Hollywood home. No further details are being released.

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New York Daily News

Ahead of 'Fashion Rocks,' we celebrate the fiercest music looks

The link between the two has long had a great champion in the "Fashion Rocks" series. Since the event began, in the U.K., back in 2003, it's raised millions of dollars for various charities through its all-star concerts.

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Related Topix: New York, Television, Media, CBS, Showtime Networks, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Sat Sep 06, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

G.R.L. singer Simone Battle found dead

Simone Battle, an "X Factor" finalist and G.R.L. singer, was found dead Friday in a Los Angeles home, a coroner's spokesman said. She was 25. A cause of death is not yet known, according to Los Angeles County Coroner Lt.

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Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, West Hollywood (West Hollywood, CA), Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Entertainment

WPTV Local News

Simone Battle: 'X Factor' finalist and G.R.L....

Simone Battle, an "X Factor" finalist and G.R.L. singer, was found dead Friday in a Los Angeles home, a coroner's spokesman said. She was 25. A cause of death is not yet known, according to Los Angeles County Coroner Lt.

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PMFM 92.9FM

G.R.L.'s Simone Battle Passes Away

G.R.L. were only in Australia a couple of weeks ago, and are responsible for the current hit 'Ugly Heart', and 'Wild Wild Love' with Pitbull. I'm still in shock and in disbelief to have confirmed the death of my childhood friend @SimoneBattle.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Time

Dad and Daughter's Goofy Dance to 'All About That Bass' Will Make You Smile

Sometimes it seems like every day is Father's Day on the Internet, specifically when videos of dads breakdancing to Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Ke$ha and Pitbull's "Timber" go viral. The latest groove session worth spotlighting features Josh Rinder, 29, of Aiken, South Carolina, and his four-year-old daughter Audrey Rinder rocking out to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."

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Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande, Pop/Rock, Hot Chicks, Ke$ha, Hip-Hop, Aiken, SC

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Video: Ludacris talks being honored at the Bmi R&B/Hip Hop Awards

BMI the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI President's Award to Christopher " Ludacris " Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Related Topix: Dance, Ludacris, Rap, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WIGM-AM Medford

Pitbull Creating SiriusXM Channel

Satellite radio is going "Timber." SiriusXM and Mr. Worldwide --that'd be Pitbull-- are partnering to create a channel featuring music by the international pop star, as well as his personal musical selections.

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The Escapist

Throw Out Lawsuit, Lohan Just Wants Publicity, Rockstar Alleges

Lindsay Lohan was just looking for publicity, Rockstar alleges, when she filed her suit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V .

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Related Topix: Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V, Video Games, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Morning Call

Concert review: Pitbull satisfies with short concert that transforms grandstand into Miami nightclub

Reviews of recent concerts by Pitbull had the Latin rapper playing just 70 minutes, so I expected to be disappointed in his show at the Allentown Fair last night.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Allentown, PA, Black Entertainment, Jennifer Lopez, Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

She Knows

JLo, Iggy Azalea unveil racy artwork for new single

Kristyn Burtt is an IAWTV award-winning host and entertainment reporter. She currently hosts the recap shows for "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" on AfterBuzz TV and for "True Blood" on GeekNation.

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Related Topix: J Lo, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Jennifer Lopez, Entertainment

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