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Back in 2001, Katy Perry wasn't even Katy Perry.

She was Katy Hudson, a fresh-faced, teenage Christian rock singer with some big musical dreams but little resemblance to the woman now known worldwide.

At that time, cameraman Jim Standridge had the chance to spend time with Katy while filming electronic press materials for her then-record company.

One which he just now unearthed. Take a look:

“Everyone thinks I’m like a superstar … but that’s not how I am at all. I’m just some little kid from California who plays the guitar and sings,” Hudson says.

It's hard to believe that this innocent girl would one day produce five No. 1 singles on one album and become one of the driving forces in popular music.

The footage, edited down from 90 minutes to just under 13, shows the 17-year-old "pizza face" playing with her hair, performing before a small crowd.

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Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of bands Survivor and Cobra, died passed away suddenly on Sunday night, just a day after performing in Northern California.

He was 63 years old.

Jimi Jamison on Stage

Jamison's booking agent, Sally Irwin, confirmed the sad news to TMZ, saying her client died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis.

Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 (following their smash hit from the Rocky soundtrack, "Eye of the Tiger"). He was the frontman on classic tracks such as "The Moment of Truth," "The Search Is Over," and "Is This Love."

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Taylor Swift is headed to NBC.

The artist, whose latest single has hit number-one, will act as an advisor on the upcoming season of The Voice.

This is the same capacity in which Coldplay singer Chris Martin served on Season 6, as he took contestants across all four teams under his talented wing and offered them advice.

Swift will be working with panelists Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams this fall.

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Haters are gonna hate. Players are gonna play. And Taylor Swift is gonna shake (shake! Shake! Shake) it all off...

... straight to the top!

The superstar’s latest track, the first off her upcoming pop album, has debuted at number-one on the Hot 100.

Swift’s "Shake It Off" moved 500,000 copies in 10 days and was played on YouTube over 50 million times. It’s also everywhere pop radio. Seriously, just try not to listen to it in the car.

Bring It On
What do you have to say about cheerleaders NOW, Taylor?

The beloved artist is also number-one on Billboard‘s new Artist 100 chart, which combines performance across the Hot 100, the Billboard 200 album chart, and the Internet-centric Social 50.

In other words: you may disagree with Swift being a true feminist, but you can't argue with her professional success.

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Everyone wants a piece of Nicki Minaj these days.

The singer's Anaconda video has broken the VEVO mark for most views in a 24-hour period, which has led to Victoria Justice Twerking her way through her own rendition of the song and, now, to a rather unexpected parody of the footage.

It comes from South African comedy team Derek Watts and the Sunday Blues and it replaces most of the song's soundtrack with farts.

Yup. That's it. The video now features a lot of Nicki's butt and a great deal of Nicki farting because, let's face it, farting is always funny...

Nicki Minaj will keep having the last laugh, of course.

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In the following video, Victoria Justice is either paying homage to Nicki Minaj... or challenging her to a Twerk Off.

The actress/singer filmed herself shaking up a storm to Minaj’s “Anaconda” this week and even stuffed her pants with a pillow to best replace Nicki’s impressive backside.

On Instagram, Justice jokes that the footage features her “alter ego, Vicki Minaj.”

Can she compete with the real thing? Decide for yourself now:

The actual Minaj, of course, owns the music world these days.

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It's been a tough week for Miley Cyrus.

First, she watched as Nicki Minaj knocked her from the VEVO record books, with "Anaconda" racking up more views in 24 hours than Miley's video for "Wrecking Ball."

Next, she sat back and watched as the media uncovered a lot of dirt on her homeless friend, Jesse Helt, such pending warrants for his arrest.

Now, some elementary school student named Sean Coyle has released his cover of "Wrecking Ball," one that uses only a recorder and which may just be better than Miley's original.

Listen and decide for yourself:

At the very least, we’re impressed that Coyle can play more than just “Hot Cross Buns” on this musical instrument.

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Excuse her, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj.

But Iggy Azalea would like to get in on your battle of the booties.

Azalea has joined J. Lo for a remix of the track “Booty,” taking over for Pitbull and rapping a verse that includes such lyrics as:

"They're begging me to drop down on 'em/But right now Iggy on the top /The last time the world seen a booty this good/It was on Jenny From the Block."

Lopez, meanwhile, shared the following cover art for this remix, giving fans a close look at two of the best rear ends in the business.

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Cover Art

Lopez also captioned the image with a slew of cheeky hashtags: "#jlobooty #aintseenabootylikethissincejennyfromtheblock #doublebubbletrouble #jloiggybooty."

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Have you clicked through our MTV Video Music Awards fashion gallery yet? Have you decided who looked best and worst on the red carpet?

Okay, good. Now it's time to focus on the actual music at the center of the MTV Video Music Awards.

At last night's fun ceremony, Taylor Swift sang "Shake It Off" for the first time live. Nicki Minaj gave us multiple looks at her Twerking rear end. Adam Levine sang very handsomely on stage. And Beyonce put on one of the most memorable performances in event history.

Whose set did you like best? Whose will you be telling your grandchildren all about? Whose vocals and/or choreography were lacking?

Cycle through the musical acts below and then vote...

Beyonce VMA Performance 2014
Beyonce, the queen of the VMAs, blew everyone's minds with a medley of her best songs. Everyone in the building loved it!

... who performed best at the 2014 VMAs?

 

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Not even 12 hours ago, a show-opening Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj VMA performance offered fans their first taste of "Bang Bang" the duo's new single.

The divas, along with their third collaborator Jessie J, decided this wasn't sufficient, however, debuting the official “Bang Bang” music video the same night!

Take a look at the pop power trio's effort below and see what you think:

“Bang Bang” is a late but strong entry to the annual "Song of the Summer" debate, facing stiff competition from Ariana's "Problem" among other hit songs.

The video is appropriately hot, featuring Jessie J singing from fire escapes, Ariana prepping for a night out and the "Anaconda" rapper crashing the party.

Via helicopter, naturally. Go hard or go home, right Nicki?

Fortunately for Nicki, unlike the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards stage, there were wardrobe malfunctions involved in the making of this video. Probably.

All of that looks pretty deliberate to us.

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