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April 21, 2015

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Adam Lambert has revealed a clip of his comeback single 'Ghost Town'.

The gay singer, who has been touring with Queen, is set to release his first single in three years.

The song is produced by Max Martin, the man behind hits like Britney Spears' '...Baby One More Time', Ariana Grande's 'Problem' and Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'.

It is the first track to be lifted from his forthcoming new album The Original High, which will follow on 15 June.

April 21, 2015

He calls himself ‘the most clinically insane cunt bitch up in the game’. Find out why here

In one of Cakes Da Killa's new tracks, he calls himself ‘the most clinically insane cunt bitch up in the game’.

This is apparently accurate, according to him.

Otherwise known as Rashard Bradshaw, this 23-year-old New York City rapper and artist is ambitious. So ambitious, he says, he's going to take on the world.

His second mixtape, The Eulogy, was a massive hit. He's been compared to acts like Lil' Kim, Cam'ron and Mykki Blanco.

April 9, 2015

It is her second single from new album Rebel Heart

Madonna has added to her collection of incredible music videos with Ghosttown.

Navigating a post-apocalyptic world, she is joined by Empire's Terrence Howard as they battle fire, wolves, ballroom and somewhat creepy children.

This is director Jonas Åkerlund's sixth Madonna video. The duo's creative debut was Ray Of Light, which won the Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.

They also worked together on Music, American Life, Jump and Celebration.

April 6, 2015

Tweets saying true love only 'expressed between a man and a woman through marriage' result in backlash

Controversy was the furthest thing away from David Archuleta when as a high school teen, he sang his way to a runner-up finish during seven season of American Idol.

But over the weekend Archuleta found himself in hot water on social media after he posted a pair of tweets that were seen by many as his saying that gay couples could never achieve real love.

The tweets read in part that 'love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love expressed between a man and woman in marriage.'

April 3, 2015

Proceeds go to a gay marriage advocacy group

Taiwanese pop diva and gay icon A-mei has launched two 'rainbow products' to raise money for gay rights ahead of her April concert marathon in Taipei.

One of the products is a rainbow towel printed with the word 'Utopia,' and the other is a hand fan.

Some 12,000 fans, each priced at NT$100 (US$3.20), will be sold and all proceeds will be donated to the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, according to her label EMI.

The towels are priced at NT$500 (US$16) and NT$10 (US$0.32) will be donated for every one sold.

March 27, 2015

Original Idol winner and gay singer is back with a retro soul sound

Will Young is back with a new single.

The gay singer has revealed Love Revolution, the first song to be released from his new album 85% Proof.

Sampling Tomcraft's 2003 dance anthem, Loneliness, the retro soul vibe is a departure from his electronic sound that led to his fifth album Echoes reaching number one on the UK albums chart.

When Young shot to fame in 2002, his double-A single became the fastest selling debut in UK chart history.

March 26, 2015

Once openly gay Josey Greenwell has rebranded himself as country singer Nate Green

A once out-and-proud gay country musician named Josey Greenwell did a sexy DNA spread and appeared on the cover of the 2012 Spartacus Gay Guide.

Then he faded from sight in 2013 and more than a year later, re-emerged with a new name, Nate Green - a country singer being marketed for straight audiences.

Steve Grand, the openly gay singer whose debut album All-American Boy was released this week, thinks the metamorphosis of Josey Greenwell to Nate Green is a sad one.

March 19, 2015

'There is nothing synthetic about a soul So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy?'

Madonna has a message for designers Dolce and Gabbana: 'Think before you speak.'

The Material Girl, who has been extremely high profile in recent weeks promoting her new album Rebel Heart, took to Instagram to deliver a message to the gay designers who have infuriated many.

They stated last week that 'the only family is the traditional one' and labeled as 'synthetic' children born through in vitro fertilization.

March 9, 2015

'So grateful to all of you for making my dream come true'

When it comes to his music, Steve Grand insists on doing things his way.

His self-financed video All-American Boy got 1 million views in eight days back in the summer of 2013.

That led to a stupendously successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $326,593 and allowed him to record his debut album without a record company.

That album, All-American Boy, comes out 24 March.

On Monday (9 March), Grand took to social media to post the first photo of him with his dream project.

March 2, 2015

Queen of Pop will visit Australia for the first time in over 20 years

Pop superstar Madonna is to promote her new album ‘Rebel Heart’ with a tour stretching around the world from Miami to Manchester.

The 'Living For Love' hitmaker has planned to be on the road from August to December this year, with plenty of room for more dates to be added.

Her 2012 ‘Sticky and Sweet’ tour grossed over $400 million (€356 million) and remains the biggest selling tour by a solo artist.

The highly anticipated tour follows the recent success of her Brit and Grammy appearances.

February 12, 2015

'That's the first thing I do in the morning. I check out my Twitter, my HeyHey account, Facebook and Instagram'

Ricky Martin has nothing to hide anymore.

The openly gay superstar who once dodged questions about his sexuality is now very open with his fans which he proves each day on social media.

Part of his way of connecting is posting selfies that sometimes have him wearing very little clothes.

'I laugh so much at the reaction of the people; it's so funny. It really is amazing,' he tells PrideSource.

What led to his selfie habit?

February 10, 2015

Queen bitch knows her fanbase

Madonna is to go on Grindr and chat with five fans to promote her new album Rebel Heart.

The hookup app is offering unapologetic bitches everywhere the chance to talk to the material girl herself.

While we can't assume what the lucky winner will chat about, we're assuming hanky panky is off the table.

Hopeful users who want to speak to the Queen of Pop have to do four things.

One, recreate the Rebel Heart album cover as their Grindr profile picture and use the hashtag #LivingForLove as their headline. Do not strangle yourself with cables.

February 6, 2015

Video for Heartbeat Song follows a diverse group of people on their quest to find love again

Kelly Clarkson released her new music video for the first single from her upcoming album last night.

Heartbeat Song is the first song to be lifted from Clarkson’s new album Piece by piece which will hit shelves on 3 March.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the video is a celebration of love and features a diverse group of young people, including a gay couple, coping with break-ups.

In true Valentine’s Day fashion, a new love hides just around the corner – in the form of dog leashes tangling up or meeting at a party.

January 30, 2015

Break-Up is the opening track from Palmer's crowd-funded EP 'Stranger Than Fiction'

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Matt Palmer released his 2014 EP 'Stranger Than Fiction' in 2014, following a crowd-funding campaign to finance the project.

Since the EP's release, the track 'Snow' has won Best R&B Song of the Year at the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition and an extended version of the EP was released in Japan, hitting top five on the iTunes R&B charts there.

Now Palmer brings us the music video for Break-Up, the opening track from the EP.

January 29, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

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Eli Lieb – singer/songwriter

January 15, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

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Jack Mackenroth - advocate and campaigner

January 5, 2015

#Heaven

Ricky Martin is not dead, and he's got a good way of showing it.

Over the weekend, the singer dispelled rumors that he was killed in a car wreck on a freeway in Los Angeles.

He took to Instagram, sending out a pic of his holiday destination and hashtagged it #heaven.

While it does look a little bit like heaven to us, the Washington Post claims the beach image is actually Culebra, Puerto Rico.

The hoax video, widely shared on social media, fooled a lot of the fans.

January 1, 2015

The latest issue of the magazine marks Ward’s return to the world of pop with an exclusive photo shoot and interview: ‘I get called gay all the time’

The 2005 winner of the British X Factor series, Shayne Ward, returns to the world of pop this year with the release of his first new material since 2010.

To mark his return, he’s given an exclusive interview with Attitude magazine, in which he discusses his feelings about being called gay, raising money for his new album through crowd-funding after parting ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco label, and his gay best friends.

December 2, 2014

Singer previously said being an LGBTI role model would be 'awful'

Sam Smith yesterday said he does want to be a spokesperson for the gay community, a role he previously said would be 'awful.'

'People say, he doesn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community. I do, of course I do, but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone,' he said on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

'Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want it to be limited.'

November 11, 2014

'Nick Jonas shaving his chest. This is something I just dream about'

Nick Jonas on Tuesday (11 November) agreed to play a game of 'crotchball' on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

The singer and actor, in the middle of a publicity blitz for his new album, agreed to wear a hoop attached to his waist just above his crotch and allow Seacrest to throw a ball threw the hoop.

If Seacrest missed, Jonas had to agree to do a dare.

'This is much tamer than the stuff I've seen you do on social media,' Seacrest told Jonas.

On the third ball, Seacrest missed - quite purposely.

November 9, 2014

The song is distributed by the singer's new record company, Sony Music Austria

Conchita Wurst released a single today (8 November).

Heroes is the Austrian's first single since winning the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the site Directlyrics, the drag queen star's single is on iTunes and is distributed by Sony Music Austria.

Heroes is to be part of an unnamed upcoming album.

November 8, 2014

Partners becomes singer's 52nd gold record -  more than any other female artist in history

At the age of 72, Barbra Streisand is proving to be as big a draw as she ever was.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Friday (7 November) that Streisand's latest album, Partners, has been certified gold meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

This marks the 52nd gold record for Streisand whose first album was released 50 years ago last month.

No other female artist has achieved as many gold records as Streisand.

September 29, 2014

'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now'

Grammy and Oscar winning musician Melissa Etheridge says there's one thing she has no complaints about since she turned 50: her sex life.

'The sex is better!' the 53 year old tells AARP Magazine. 'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now.'

That person right now is Etheridge's new wife Linda Wallem who she married in May.

September 24, 2014

 It’s The Girls will include songs originated by The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Shirelles and many more

Unlike her fellow gay icon Cher, Bette Midler didn't wait 11 years to release a new album.

But almost.

Midler has announced that It's The Girls, her first new album since 2006, will be out 4 November in the US and a few weeks later in the UK.

It will consist of covers of songs originally performed by female singing groups - some famous like The Supremes and The Andrew Sisters while others are very obscure like The Boswell Sisters whose song is the title track.