10 Things To Know Now: Beyonce’s Pepsi Deal, Justin Bieber Rules At Twitter + One Direction Cover Blondie

Beyoncé scores a $50 million contract with Pepsi and more in this week’s 10 Things To Know Now!

1.) Beyoncé doesn’t just have an HBO special, Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, and new album to look forward to in the new year; she also scored a $50 million creative project deal with Pepsi. (We won’t make another clever “Run The World” reference — you already get the picture.) (Forbes)

2.) Frank Ocean did a STUNNING rendition of Radiohead‘s “Fake Plastic Trees” while performing at a Spotify event. Now, let’s all agree that Frank can do no wrong and is allowed to cover any song he wants from now on. (UPROXX)

3.) Justin Bieber isn’t just super popular IRL; he also DOMINATES cyberspace. Because Justin was named the most tweeted celeb of 2012! BRB, we’re so excited that we HAVE to tweet this news! #BELIEBER (USA Today)

4.) Speaking of covers, One Direction made a version of Blondie‘s “One Way Or Another” for Comic Relief and is releasing it Jan. 31. The year 2013 is already winning, guys. (Just Jared)

Check out the rest of this week’s 10 Things To Know Now after the jump!

5.) We can’t “Settle Down” over the news that No Doubt teamed up with British fashion designer Fred Perry and launched a “punk prep” clothing collection. We’ll take two of everything, thx. (MTV Style)

6.) Check out a video of Kelly Clarkson in the studio recording a duet with Jewel. The pair teamed up on a new version of “Foolish Games” for Jewel’s forthcoming Greatest Hits record that drops Feb. 5. (Idolator)

7.) It just wouldn’t be the holiday season if Snoop Dogg didn’t play Moses (ummm…) and had a rap-off with and Santa Claus (waaa!?). This truly is the most magical time of the year. (BuzzFeed)

8.) We’re still waiting for JoJo‘s Agápe mixtape to drop, but this beautiful acoustic cover of OutKast‘s “Prototype” will hold us over. SPOILER ALERT: She nails it. (Rap-Up)

9.) Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, and Bruce Springsteen will all perform with The Rolling Stones for their 50th anniversary concert “One More Shot” in Newark this weekend. Can’t score a ticket to the EPIC event? No sweat — it will also be available on Pay-Per-View! (MTV News)

10.) We’ve never felt so in tune with our ’90s boy band obsession until hearing this *NSYNC mashup by a cappella group Pentatonix. (Ryan Seacrest)

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