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From ‘Como La Flor’ To ‘Bootylicious,’ These Fifth Harmony Members Gave Us Major Throwback Vibes With Their Lip Sync Performances

Fifth Harmony members, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordel, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, recently took on the stage to compete in a Lip Sync Battle, and they went ALL OUT. From their costumes, to their props and their choreographed dance routines, these Fifth Harmony stars got 100 percent into character for their performances and didn’t disappoint. Question is, who do you think had the best performance out of all?

Check out their full performances below and then vote for your absolute favorite.

Ally Brooke took on the stage with a lip sync performance of “Como la Flor” by Selena and “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez.

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Brooke opened up her performance with one of Selena Quintanilla’s most iconic songs, “Como la Flor.” The song remixed into JLo’s upbeat song, “On the Floor” and it’s kind of genius. Similar to JLo’s live concert performances, Brooke kept the energy high and didn’t skip a single beat. What surprised the Fifth Harmony team the most was Brooke’s bold, booty-shaking moves and how much she actually looked like JLo in that long blonde hair and shimmery dress.

Normani Kordei gave us major throwback vibes with her lip sync performance of “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child.

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Kordei made a grand entrance as she came down onto the stage, hanging from the ceiling on a large disco ball. Out of the three members of Destiny’s Child, Kordei dressed up as Beyoncé in her hot pink, two-piece outfit. If there’s one thing she perfected in her lip sync performance, it was the dance moves. Queen B would be proud. ✨

Dinah Jane got into full character as she performed “You’re Welcome,” from Disney’s film “Moana.”

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Jane went with something a little more PG-13, as she entered the stage wearing a full on body suit, dressed as Maui from Disney’s movie “Moana.” Every inch from the set design made it seem as if you were watching a live performance of the Disney movie. Seeing Jane with a wig of long, curly hair like Maui’s, made it seem 10x more real.

And Lauren Jauregui’s performance was a tribute to Amy Winehouse, with a lip sync performance of “Rehab.”

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Everything from Jauregui’s voluminous black hair, to her thick eyeliner, and drawn on tattoos made her almost identical to late English singer, Amy Winehouse. You can tell by everyone’s reactions how well Jauregui was able to pull of Winehouse’s signature look.



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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

Through the power of TikTok, telepatia kali uchis is going to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani has long been open about the fluid nature of her gender expression. That’s why it’s exciting that the R&B star is experimenting with different facets of her personality on the most recent cover of Playboy.

In a bold move, Kehlani appears on Playboy‘s latest cover dressed in both (traditionally) women and (traditionally) men’s clothing.

And as if one Kehlani isn’t exciting enough, the magazine cover treats us to two versions of this Oakland native. On the left side of the magazine, Kehlani is dressed up as a Prom Queen, complete with a resplendent gown and a tiara. On the cover’s right side, Kehlani is dressed in Prom King drag: her tie undone, her collar open, her crown askew.

She shared the picture to her personal Instagram page with the cheeky caption: “I always wanted to date me.”

In the accompanying interview, Kehlani talks about gender identity and expression, motherhood, and owning her sexuality.

When Kehlani was asked how she defines masculinity and femininity, Kehlani got refreshingly candid. “I’ve discovered that I’ve run from a lot of femininity,” she admitted. “I was way more comfortable in a more masculine space. I feel more masculine when I am in my stillness and I’m grounded in a quiet, contemplative mode.”

She then explained that she feels “most feminine” when she’s “being the mother of my house.” (Kehlani had a baby girl named Adeya Nomi in 2019). She also explained that she “feels her femininity” when she ‘s indulging in self-care, like soaking in a flower-filled bath, or doing a hair mask.

“My femininity makes me feel soft and gentle and tender and careful in a different way than my masculinity makes me feel,” she said. “I’m trying not to let it fall into the gender norms of feminine and masculine, but for me it does a tiny bit. But I also am very fluid in both of those settings.”

Kehlani has always been open about her fluid sexuality and gender identity.

In 2018, she tweeted: “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people”.

But of course, haters on the internet accused her of “queer-baiting”–that is, pretending she’s queer to get more LGBT fans and attract attention. In an interview with The Guardian last year, she revealed why the accusation frustrates her.

“I’ve had girlfriends in front of people’s faces, right under their noses, and they weren’t famous and so nobody cared to make it public,” she said. “So they automatically assume that I must like men more than women.”

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