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AUGUST 2011

THE

MUSIC STARS OF

2011 STARRING

TAIO CRUZ KATY PERRY BRITNEY SPEARS CHRIS BROWN &

CHERYL COLE

READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD


CONTENTS Features

AUGUST 2011

52 Hot, Young & Hip

Sky Ferreira splashes onto the music scene with her latest single, “Obsession”. The 18-year old weighs in on pressure to keep up with the trends.

60 Back in Action Avril Lavigne took a few years off. No one really knows why, but the bad-ass pop singer is back with a vengenance and her first single “What The Hell?”.

76 ICON: Mariah She’s beaten the Beatles. She’s topped every chart known to man. Now, happily married and expecting twins, BPM looks back on her influential career and music.

80 To Stoli or not to Stoli? Here at BPM, we like our vodka. We invite a few experts to decide for us which bottle we should be taking with us to our next big gig. Party music tips, as well.

93 The Club Kid’s Guide to Partying Where to go, where not. Who’s in, who’s out. What to wear, what you wouldn’t be caught dead in. It’s all here.

100 Worshipping Dave Audé The man is all over the place. Remixes and singles topping the dance and club charts, it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon. We interview the superstar DJ.

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Cheryl Cole Britain’s sweetheart is ready to take on the US music scene. Cheryl Cole opens up on her new album, single life, and getting back to herself.


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2011 is the year of Brit, again.

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California Girl’s mission accomplished

16 Incoming Heading to Dallas for the Super Bowl? BPM maps out the ultimate guide to party in the Lonestar state.

26 Rated Cher recently scored No. 1 on the Billboard Club Play charts. The single makes it her 6th consecutive decade to have a No. 1 single in. We review the remix package.

Taio Cruz: Ready to get to the top

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67 Chris Brown’s musical redemption 32 Stuff Promo-Only, Ultimix, Funkymix issues have all been sent out. What makes the cut to make it onto our playlists?

46 Columns Kanye West just won’t shut up. We discuss his rants and raves, and overall annoying antics, and how we can fix them.

Idol’s Wild Man: Steven Tyler 96 The Decider Bruno Mars vs. B.O.B? Taylor Swift vs. Selena Gomez? Britney vs. Christina? Our experts weigh in on who should stay, and who should go.


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Photographs by Alexi Lubomirski Styled by Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou


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Cheryl Cole’s been called many names. Pop star, TV darling, fashion pin-up, style icon -- all in the UK.- The US has yet to get a taste of this 27-year old beauty and it’s about time they did. Her second solo album, “Messy Little Raindrops” proves she has the musical chops to make it in the US industry. With powerhouse producers and friends like will.i.am, Cheryl is off to a hell of a start. The British singer opens up on her prospects...


‘I’ve learned some HARD THINGS. I’ve grown from a TEENAGE girl into a woman in front of everybody’s eyes. It feels good being a WOMAN.’

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