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Officially done with judging the music of others on American Idol, Mariah Carey announced last night the date on which we'll be able to judge hers:

The superstar will release her next album on July 23.

Mariah Carey in Australia

“The New Era Begins.. 7/23 #MC723,” Mariah Tweeted in a simple tease yesterday.

With her latest single hitting the top of the charts in 30 countries, the superstar will soon head off on a world tour. Dates and details have not yet been announced.

But let's hope she has fixed her wardrobe by then.

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Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood put on contrasting performances last night at the 2013 CMT Awards.

While the latter stood subdued and sang along with a chorus while dedicating "See You Again" to victims of the Oklahoma tornado... Swift donned hot pants and a bodice for a live rendition of "Red."

She even fell to her knees at one point in front of her guitar player.

Yes, this was an especially fiery and sexy version of Taylor Swift. But was it a good one? Watch now and decide for yourself:

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Carrie Underwood may have won big last night at the 2013 CMT Awards.

But it wasn't the Video of the Year trophy in her arms that folks were talking about after the show ended. It was her moving tribute to the victims of last month's Oklahoma tornado.

With shots of the storm-ravaged are playing in the background, Underwood was backed by a choir for the beautiful rendition of this single.

She also donated $1 million to the Red Cross' relief efforts last month and continues to prove that she's as classy as they come. Watch the tribute now:

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The Rolling Stones introduced fans to another country music superstar last night.

A week after playing alongside Carrie Underwood, the iconic group invited Taylor Swift on stage to join them for a rendition of "As Tears Go By" in Chicago.

The ballad was one of the first ever written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, though it was only performed live for the first time in 2005.

Watch Taylor take part in it now:

"Filing this under 'never in my wildest dreams'.Thank you @RollingStones for inviting me to Chicago to sing with you," Tweeted Swift after the concert.

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Selena Gomez has released a new single - and this is not an ode to Justin Bieber.

But it is titled "Slow Down" and it's from the artist's upcoming album, which is titled "Stars Dance" and which will drop on July 23. Take a listen now:

Gomez also came out with the complete track list AND the cover art for the album during a busy few minutes on Twitter.

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Sharon Jones announced today that she's been diagnosed with Stage One bile cancer.

Sharon Jones and Band

According to a statement by the singer's rep, the stars’ disease has “fortunately been discovered early and has not spread.

"It is expected that the immediate proposed surgical solution will lead to a full recovery, but because of its invasive and complex nature, will necessitate a rather lengthy convalescence. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be back before you know it, with a new release date and rescheduled tours worldwide.”

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Two days after unveiling the sexy cover art for "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus debuted the actual single this morning on KISS FM with Ryan Seacrest.

"Everyone always judges and say what they want," Miley told the host of the inspiration behind the singer, adding:

"But my fans... have really stood by me no matter what I've been through... and this is a song that says where I’m at in my life right now."

Give it a listen below and sound off: What do you think?

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Remember Sophia Grace Brownlee? The 10-year old British rapper who shot to fame on Ellen along with her cousin Rosie?

They covered such pop hits as "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "Starships" while appearing on the talk show and garnering serious YouTube hits.

But Sophia has now left her relative behind and embarked on a solo career that has kicked off with the official music video for "Girls Just Gotta Have Fun."

Will it go viral? No doubt. Is it a tad disturbing, considering the age of the singer? Oh yes. Watch now:

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Kanye West is keeping it simple for his next album.

The rapper has unveiled the art for his upcoming CD, which will be titled "Yeezus" and which will drop on June 18.

It's simply a plain case with a disc inside and a piece of red tape. Sort of surprising for a guy who debuted his latest music video on the side of buildings around the world.

Check out the art now and sound off: Did the Kim Kardashian baby daddy make a good choice?

Kanye West Album Cover

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Miley Cyrus and Snoop Lion have more in common than a love of marijuana.

The artists also share credit on "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," a track off Snoop's "Reincarnated," and they've just teamed up to release the official music video.

It features both Miley and Snoop singing against their own reflections, while also blowing out some smoke between verses. What else would you expect from a song with such a title?

Watch the video now: