Exclusive: Rihanna To Receive ‘icon’ Honor At American Music Awards

Julie Andrews On NBC’s ‘Daunting’ Live Production Of ‘Sound Of Music’

She’s issued a staggering seven albums in just seven years — each armed with a set of slinky, chart-toppers (with 12 of those landing at No. 1).. Her consistent onslaught of material — for four consecutive years shes released a new album in November — has allowed the singer an unrivaled radio, chart and pop cultural dominance. PHOTOS: Taylor Swift is never ever getting back together with … Shes sold 50 million albums and 180 million singles worldwide, making her the bestselling digital artist ofall time. And with 4 billion views on her oft-provocative music videos, shes the most watched artist on Vevo/YouTube. Rihanna joins a lineup of previously announced performers that includes Luke Bryan , Miley Cyrus , Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha , Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar , Jennifer Lopez , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction , Katy Perry , Justin Timberlake , TLC and Pitbull , who will host the telecast.
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Rihanna & Chris Brown: Relationship in pictures

“Sean Saves The World” “Sean Saves The World” “The Blacklist” For decades, ex-government agent Raymond Red Reddington (James Spader, The Office, Boston Legal) has been one of the FBIs Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as The Concierge of Crime. Now, hes mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Liz Keen (Megan Boone, Law & Order: Los Angeles), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, its going to be one hell of a first day on the job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Reds true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection?
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Taking Music Lessons As A Child Could Physically Change Your Brain

“But it should be pointed out that when studying emotional responses to music it is important to remember that all people do not respond in the exact same way to a piece of music and that one individual can respond differently to the same piece of music at different times, depending on both individual and situational factors,” thesis author Marie Helsing said in a statement. “To get the positive effects of music, you have to listen to music that you like.” Helps During Surgery Listening to music while lying on the operating table could help to lower stress, TIME reported. The research, conducted by Cleveland Clinic researchers, included patients — mostly with Parkinson’s disease — as they were undergoing brain surgery. The researchers found that the study participants who listened to pure melodies — versus just rhythmic arrangements, or a mix of the two — were comforted the most.
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