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R. Kelly said he's been working on a Christmas album, which should be out in time for the 2014 holiday season. It's called "The 12 Nights of Christmas."
Kelly said: "It's gonna be a lot of love-making."I come with that, bearing gifts. But I don't believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records. In order to get that and capture that moment, you have to take a couple of Christmases and then you come with it."
Kelly also revealed he's already written half of another, unnamed non-Christmas album.
He said: "I got like seven, eight albums sitting up like rockets like that, just ready to be launched. You know, there's been a love-making album drought, if you will, per my fans, and I've come to save the day."
More details will be announced soon.
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Ylvis' "What Does The Fox Say" was YouTube's top trending video of 2013.
Also making the list were a military version of "Harlem Shake," a Chatroulette take on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Epic Splits" for Volvo.
In the music video category, the big winners were PSY ("Gentlemen") Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop"), Katy Perry ("Roar") and P!nk ("Just Give Me A Reason").
Here are the Top Trending Videos of 2013:
1. Ylvis - The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
2. Harlem Shake (original army edition)
3. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann
4. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)
5. baby&me / the new evian film
6. Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme
7. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)
8. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
9. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading, BadLipReading
10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2
Okay okay, Ylvis nabbed the # 1 spot, but here's my favorite on this list.
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This time of the year, you hear of super cool stories like this that warm your heart. An entrepreneur is donating his air miles to those unable to return home for the holidays.
Peter Shankman handed out 25 round-trip flights to people from various walks of life- from servicemen and cash-strapped college students to families who have a sick relative and a Marine wanting to propose.
The 41-year-old businessman was originally able to help only six people, but as his goodwill spread, airlines and other companies joined in.
After hearing about his offer, JetBlue sponsored an extra 10 flights, and four more people contacted him to offer their air miles to the cause.
Way to go, Peter Shankman!
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On this day (Dec 10th) in 1967, Otis Ray Redding, Jr. and members of the Bar-Kays were among several people who died in a plane crash in Wisconsin. Redding was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in popular music. His singing style was powerfully influential among soul artists of 1960s and helped exemplify the Stax sound.
After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Redding wrote and recorded the iconic "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts after his death in a plane crash.