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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Wiz Khalifa performs onstage during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Music Hall on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)

Celebrities Spotted at SXSW 2014 (So Far) [Photos]

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Austin, Texas' SXSW Festival kicked off earlier this week and despite the tragedy that occurred Wednesday night (Mar. 12), the show certainly went on. The annual fest is far from over, but here's a round up of some of the awesome performances and appearances you may have missed so far.

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Theophilus London poses for a backstage portrait at The Fader Fort.

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Kelis performs at NPR showcase at Stubbs Bar

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Lady Gaga speaking with journalist John Norris

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Wiz Khalifa's "Respect The West" performance

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Charli XCX performs at the New Tune at Austin venue

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Schoolboy Q performs at the iTunes Festival

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Big Freedia and back up dancers before their performance

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Snoop Dogg backstage before his performance for The Fader

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Interview with Diddy for Forbes conducted by senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg

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Lady Gaga performs on the Doritos #BoldStage

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Kanye West at SXSW 2014

Kanye West rocks his signature leather pants at Samsung Galaxy concert.

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Latin movie stars America Ferrera, Michael Pena, Diego Luna and Rosario Dawson come together for the screening of their new flick, Cesar Chavez.

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Justin Bieber does surprise performance while on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez looks on.

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Janelle Monae at SXSW

Janelle Monae rocks the Samsung Galaxy stage.

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Evan Ross and Ashley Simpson at SXSW 2014

Recently engaged couple Evan Ross and Ashley Simpson walk the red carpet at the premiere of The Wilderness of James.

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50 Cent at SXSW 2014

50 Cent rocks the SXSW stage.

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Kelis at SXSW 2014

Kelis brings her #KelisFoodies food truck to the Austin streets.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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