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At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas

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Sarah McLachlan On World Cafe

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Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

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Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent

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Kimbra will release The Golden Echo, the follow-up to her 2011 debut, Aug. 19. Thom Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

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Imogen Heap is set to release her fourth studio album, Sparks, on Aug. 19. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Painting Her Songs In The Air, Imogen Heap Keeps Innovating

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Kimbra's new album, The Golden Echo, comes out Aug. 19. Thom Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Top 40 radio station in Canada is promising listeners "twice the music" — by cutting songs in half. nalexander/iStockphoto hide caption

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Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

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Sarah Jaffe's new album, Don't Disconnect, comes out Aug. 19. Dutch Rall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Got a Girl formed after Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Michael Donovan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Got A Girl: A Musical Match Made In Hollywood

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"I never wanted to be your weekend lover": Prince and his Purple Rain costar Appolonia Kotero. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

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