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Just Jared's Most Popular Music Acts 2014

As the year comes to a close, we will continue to recap the most popular in entertainment throughout the last twelve months.

Yesterday we brought you the list of the most popular actresses and now it is time to recap the most popular acts in music. As a reminder, all of these results are calculated by reader interaction via pageviews, social media hits, comments, and more statistics. Our team had no say in the ranking!

This year’s list of top music acts includes stars who dropped new albums, surprised us with music we didn’t see coming, shocked us by showing tons of skin on red carpets, and more.

Did your favorite music acts make JustJared.com‘s cut?

20. Madonna
19. One Direction
18. Gwen Stefani
17. LeAnn Rimes
16. Britney Spears
15. Iggy Azalea
14. Solange Knowles
13. Chris Brown
12. Chris Martin
11. Katy Perry

Click inside to find out JustJared.com‘s top ten most popular music acts of 2014… More Here! »

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  • The guys from One Direction don’t buy Christmas presents for each other- J-14

Beyonce Sends Out the Best Holiday Cards Ever, Ask Laverne Cox!

Laverne Cox can’t hold back her joy after receiving a holiday card from Beyonce Knowles, which was posted on Instagram!

“So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor. I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses,” the 30-year-old Orange is the New Black actress captioned the pic. “Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight.

She added, “Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you’ve given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.”

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Nicki Minaj Is Emotionally & Physically Hurt From Her Breakup in 'Pinkprint' Film - Watch Now!

Check out Nicki Minaj showing some real emotion in her new film for her latest album The Pinkprint!

In the 16-minute short film, the 32-year-old rapper reflects on a broken relationship with a former lover to a trio of tracks from her new LP.

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The Francesco Carrozzini and Taylor Cohen-directed film was divided into three chapters: “The Crying Game,” “I Lied” and “Grand Piano.”

Nicki‘s new album is reportedly inspired by her breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, who was her beau for 12 years.

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Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’ Film

Sony Hackers Mock FBI Investigation in Latest Email

The Sony hackers just sent a new email to mock the FBI for their investigation on the hacking scandal.

“The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” the hackers wrote in an email to journalists on early Saturday (December 20) after FBI confirmed North Korea’s involvement in the hack. “We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world.”

In the email, the hackers also included a Youtube link, which criticized investigators and included writing in a foreign language.

The day before, the hackers sent out an email to celebrate their victory after Sony decided to pull the plug on The Interview‘s Christmas release.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the latest email from the Sony hackers?

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'The Interview' Facebook & Twitter Accounts Deleted After Movie Release Cancelled

Two social media accounts for The Interview have just been deleted after the film’s release was cancelled by Sony earlier this week.

It is unclear if Sony had made the decision to remove the Facebook and Twitter accounts or if hackers had disabled them themselves.

Before the Facebook account was deleted, the movie had more than 366,000 followers, while the film’s Twitter page (@TheInterview) had 35,100 followers. Currently, the Twitter account says, “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted yet,” which indicates that the account is inactive.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the removal of The Interview‘s social media accounts?

Madonna Releases Six Songs After 'Rebel Heart' Leak

Madonna has just dropped six songs from her new studio album Rebel Heart, which will be released in the first week of March next year!

“I was hoping to release my new single “Living For Love” on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring. I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift,” the 56-year-old entertainer wrote in a statement.

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The six songs – “Living For Love,” “Devil Pray,” “Ghosttown,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Illuminati,” and “Bitch I’m Madonna” – are available for purchase via preorder at iTunes and can be heard on all streaming services. Listen to “Living For Love” below!

The decision to release the six songs much earlier than anticipated was due to some of her album demos leaking earlier this week.


Madonna – ‘Living For Love’

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