Shout-out to Billboard’s Woman Of The Year!
+ Pink and Janelle Monáe were among the honorees at Billboard’s Women In Music event held on Tuesday. The magazine named Pink their “Woman Of The Year” and Janelle Monáe their “Rising Star.” (Billboard)
+ Watch Lady Gaga perform a stripped-down version of “Applause.” She delivered the touching, unplugged rendition for Japanese television program “Sukkiri” while surrounded by life-size Gagadolls. (Idolator)
+ Justin Bieber gave a surprise acoustic performance in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan survivors. The “Confident” singer has raised $600,000 thus far via his Philippines relief benefit campaign on Prizeo.com. (MTV News)
+ Nelson Mandela’s official memorial was held on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa, and several artists Stateside also paid tribute. Jay Z dedicated “Young Forever” to the inspiring leader, Wyclef Jean wrote a song called “Nelson Mandela Tribute,” and The Game got a Nelson Mandela tattoo. (MTV News)
+ Listen to Robin Thicke and “Anchorman 2″ star Will Ferrell (in character as Ron Burgundy) covering Christopher Cross’ “Ride Like The Wind.” The tune will appear on the movie’s soundtrack, which streets Dec. 17. (MTV News)
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