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iHeart Radio 2014 Musical Festival Announces First Phase Performers

Mark your calendar, clear your schedule and, book your flight and buy your tickets for iHeart Radio's 2014 Music Festival, scheduled for September 19th and 20th. For the fourth year in a row, the show will be held in Las Vegas. The star-studded roster, which will be welcomed to the stage by returning host Ryan Seacrest, was announced via all Clear Channel radio stations on Wednesday, July 23rd. Amongst the first performers that have been confirmed to take the stage at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki, with more of the music industry’s biggest acts to follow. This is the right time for all MasterCard holders to get excited as Clear Channel has already made arrangements for MasterCard customers to have exclusive unlimited access to a presale of the festival tickets. This is the first time that the exclusive feature; that is accessible through iHeartRadio.com/priceless, has been added. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public via Ticketmaster.com at 1 p.m. EST. iHeart Radio 2014 Music Festival sponsors also include, Pepsi, Taco Bell, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology, MGM Resorts International and, returning sponsor, Macy’s, who will present 2014’s winner of The Rising Star contest. The iHeart Radio 2014 Musical Festival will be aired live at Clear Channel radio stations, streamed on Yahoo.com and followed up on The CW, which will air the event as a two-night special on September 29th and 30th.

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Miley Cyrus Supports Femininity in Pharell Williams' Video

Pharell Williams’ delivers the visual to “Come Get It Bae." The video is generally consistent with the tone of Williams’ latest album, G I R L as well as the video to other single, “Marilyn Monroe” in celebrating feminine beauty, freedom and, individuality. The scene plays out in Williams' studio as a bevy of women of various, ages, sizes and, ethnicities audition for a part in Williams’ video whilst having fun, dancing and just being themselves as he shoots the footage. Miley Cyrus makes a brief appearance amidst the liberating celebration, clad in cutoff jeans, pink accessories and a jacket bearing the embroidered logo of a pink spider. Cyrus wastes no time in strutting her stuff and holds a happy face cup that she pours sugar into; an apparent head nod to Williams’ award winning single, “Happy." Take a look at the euphoria induced visual below.

Weekend Picks: Sara Bareilles at Skyline Stage

The talented songstress, Sara Bareilles, is showcasing her newest project, The Blessed Unrest, to her devoted fans in the Philadelphia area. Gracing the Skyline Stage at the Mann, Sara will be performing her single “Brave” along with other hit songs from her album. Her Little Black Dress tour will be making a stop in Philly on Thursday, July 17th.

With her insane piano skills and soulful guitar, this show is sure to attract a crowd. Her Grammy-nominated sounds have been long overdue for a live show.

For those of you who have been a Sara Bareilles fan since the beginning now is your chance to pledge your allegiance as you vibe to her graceful melodies.

What: Sara Bareilles at Skyline Stage

When: Thursday, July 17th, 7:30pm

Where: Skyline Stage at The Mann 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA

Weekend Picks: Bruno Mars at Susquehanna Bank Center

This Thursday, July 17th, Bruno Mars will be taking his sultry voice to New Jersey. He will be gracing the Susquehanna Bank Center promptly at 8pm. With songs like “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade,” fans will be more than satisfied at this live show presenting most of his original songs as well as some covers and medleys.

The live showcase is said to have family guest appearances, and he also offers the audience the opportunity to hear him sing along to some of their old favorites that were originally performed by other legendary artists.

Those who are lucky enough to experience this extreme display of talent will have coveted memories to last a lifetime.

What: Bruno Mars at Susquehanna Bank Center

When: Thursday, July 17th, 8pm

Where: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ

Weekend Pick: Justin Timberlake at TD Garden

The concert that every JT fan has been waiting for is finally here. Justin Timberlake will be grooving all night at TD Garden in Boston for a leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Nothing can probably prepare you for this amazing concert, but the man that can make girls and boys alike cry, swoon, and laugh all at once, is finally coming to Boston. Besides all of those emotions previously mentioned earlier, you can expect see JT show off his smooth dance moves, hit several high notes, and of course an engaging and hilarious performance since JT has always loved his fans.

Weekend Pick: Lady Gaga at United Center

The queen of all things extravagant, Lady Gaga, will be gracing the stage this Friday at Chicago’s United Center, to support her new album ARTPOP and you definitely won’t want to miss it.

As she continues her ARTPOP Ball Tour around the US, Lady Gaga leaves her fans wanting more, all with her elaborate outfits and performances. Ever since making her prominent debut back in 2008 with her single 'Just Dance,' Lady Gaga has managed to break many social standards and this has helped her become one of Forbes' “World’s Most Powerful Women” four years in a row.

Weekend Pick: Janelle Monae at Petrillo Music Shell

This Thursday all Chicago locals are in for a big treat, because Janelle Monae will be performing at Petrillo Music Shell. Already known for her crazy and unique style, Monae is sure to leave audience in awe of her performance.

Janelle Monae has been described as an American psychedelic soul and R&B singer-songwriter, and a composer and record producer. She gained success after meeting Big Boi from OutKast while in Georgia, and she made such an impact on him he told his friend Sean Combs (you know Puff Daddy, P.Diddy) to check out her Myspace page. Combs signed Monae to his Bad Boy Record label, and she has been a popular artist since then.

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Ariana Grande/ Zedd Collaboration Out Now!

All with breaking onto the mainstream music scene with his double platinum hit 'Clarity' in 2012, Zedd has certainly made a splash in the pop world. Having already worked with notable artists such as Hayley Williams of Paramore, and the infamous Lady Gaga, Zedd can now add a budding pop princess to his star studded resume: the young German producer's latest project is a song he created with former Nickelodeon star, Ariana Grande.

'Break Free' is the second single that Grande has debuted from her sophomore album, My Everything. Grande performed the song for the very first time last night in MTV's Time Square studio during 'Total Ariana Live,' a thirty minute segment on MTV hosted by Sway Calloway. When asked about the song, Grande tells Billboard, "I never thought I'd do an EDM song, but that was an eye-opening experience, and now all I want to do is dance."

Stream Robin Thicke's New Album 'Paula' Now

The amount of controversy Robin Thicke has seen in the last year or so is almost too much to think about-- even for us. We couldn’t imagine how it was for his wife, Paula Patton. Emphasis on the “was.” After a tirade of headlines insinuating multiple affairs on Robin’s part, the couple split. Since then, Robin Thicke has dedicated a whole album to her, an attempt to “Get Her Back,” which will drop tomorrow!

Stream Paula below or pre-order the album on iTunes here!

Event Preview: Dance Music Against Cancer 2014

This Friday, June 27th, Disorderly Music is hosting the 1st ever annual Dance Music Against Cancer event. Their philosophy? Through the music, we can make a difference. That being said, Disorderly invites you to hit the dance floor and shake your money-maker in support of a great cause. The line-up for the night includes Soul Disorder, Anthony Lopez, Storyteller, Aldo Conigliaro, Steve Amoroso, Falon Liol, Sean Espo, Allan M, DJ Rok-it, and Chris Howard. Tickets range from $10-$20, and part of the proceeds are going to the American Cancer Society.