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All Access Pass: TeamMate At Arlene's Grocery & Interview

Breaking up is hard to do, harder still when you've been with that person for ten years. After the split, most people want nothing to do with their exes, usually dreading accidentally running into them and having to strike up awkward conversation. So when we heard that drummer Dani Buncher and singer-keyboardist Scott Simons, better know as TeamMate, used to date but now make such sweet, sweet music together, we just had to know their secret. While the band was in New York City for their show at the famous Arlene's Grocery last week, TeamMate took some time to stop by and talk to us about themselves, their music, and our mutual obsession with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.

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Event Re-Cap: Amnesty International Concert

Addtional reporting by Taila Aroshas

The last Amnesty International concert took place 16 years ago and inspired many people of that generation with a call to action that brought awareness to human rights in America and around the world. Now in 2014, Amnesty International is ready to pass the torch to the younger generations that can now connect to their movement to inspire them to be involved and active in human rights.

This year's Amnesty International concert took place on Wednesday, February 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Co-hosted by Susan Sarandon and featuring Madonna, the star studded line up included; The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Cake, Colbie Caillat, Blondie and Pussy Riot.

DAILY POP
Miley Cyrus Unplugs with Bangerz

Miley Cyrus’ MTV Unplugged performance was anything and everything but ‘unplugged.’ While the backing band may have been sans amps, Miley was still up to her old tricks in outrageous ensembles, forced sexuality, tounges sticking out and yes... even twerking.

Just like her past performances, Cyrus shined when the plushies and little people weren’t creating a circus and spectacle around her. Stripped down and singing her stories of love and lost, as she did in “Adore You,” Miley comes off as vulnerable, relatable, and even likable.

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Our Grammys Wrap Up

Every year the Grammys provides audience viewers with an unforgettable night full of great performances, surprise appearances, amazing spectacles and a bunch of funny celebrity moments that make for the perfect gifs. So if you're living under a rock and missed the spectacle that is the Grammys this year, then we've got you covered with a wrap up of the coolest, craziest, and most hilarious moments of the night- all in gif form. Enjoy.

Beyonce opens up the show with a strip tease performance of "Drunk in Love" with her partner in crime.

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2014 Grammys Wrap Up: Nominations, Performances, and Wins



Every year, the Grammys can always be counted on to be jam packed with some of the most spectacular performances and surprising award wins of the year, and 2014's show was nothing short of just that. This year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards proved to be a celebration of music past, present, and future, with host LL Cool J guiding the night through it's incredibly diverse music collaborations and dynamic performances. It was only right, then, for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, and music mogul husband Jay Z to start the show off right with a slick and sexy performance of 'Drunk In Love' that made sure everybody was going to "be all night."

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Madonna Confirmed To Perform At The GRAMMY's

In the days leading up to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Award, it has been confirmed that the Queen of Pop, Madonna, will take the stage to perform. As a seven-time GRAMMY winner herself, Madonna is added to the list of performers. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Miranda Lambert were also added to the lineup in a special memorial tribute to Phil Everly.

Madonna will join the lineup already consisting of Sara Bareilles and Carole King, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar joined by Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more.

Tune into music's biggest night on Sunday, January 26th broadcasted on CBS starting from 8pm EST,

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Madonna + IG = Controversy!


One of the things we've come to appreciate from Madonna is that she sure knows how to get everyone's attention. And with the growth of social media, she has certainly ruled the headlines.

But has the Queen of Pop gone too far?

Recently Madonna has faced a flurry of criticism over pictures of her and her teenaged son. The first of which showed her son, 14-yr old Rocco, on New Year's Eve surrouned by girls and holding bottles of liquor. The Material Girl swiftly responded with: "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!"

If it's a song about losing your virginity or being the author of an Adult Sex book, Madonna has gained staying power for decades. Surely, this won't be the last we'll be hearing from her!

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Madonna Defends Controversial Instagram Photo

Although at this point in her career Madonna is no stranger controversy, this time it involves her son Rocco. The singer posted a photo of her son, whom she had with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, on her Instagram account that shows him with some friends holding bottles of vodka and gin. The photo, which she captioned, “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014,” has garnered over a 1,000 comments.

Even though the picture was taken in Switzerland where the legal drinking age is 16, Rocco is still underage being that he is only 13. While Madonna has been criticized for posting the photo, fans of the singer have been leaving comments defending her and her actions.

On January 5, the singer posted another photo of Rocco’s friends that appear in the controversial picture with him with the caption, "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!"

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Interview: JES

Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:

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Rihanna Beats Janet Jackson's Record on Billboard Dance/Play Chart

Bad girl Rihanna continously suprises us with her edgy fashion, candid photographs, and daring videos, but this time, she has shocked us with something we never saw coming! The pop princess has managed to surpass five-time Grammy award winning legend, Janet Jackson's Billboard Record for the most singles at the top of the chart for an R&B/pop artist. The bad girl also managed to snatch the title of second-most No. 1s ever on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart from Jackson, with her current hit, and 20th No.1 single, "Right Now," featuring David Guetta. The hit track places her behind Madonna who’s in first place on the Billboard chart with 43 No.1 singles.