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  • JoJo re-records her classics and reclaims them for digital music era

    JoJo re-records her classics and reclaims them for digital music era

    Pop singer JoJo gifted fans with this year's greatest musical offering on Dec. 20. She re-recorded her first two studio albums so those classics could finally be available on streaming services. Just in time for Christmas and for JoJo's own birthday on Dec. 20, she recorded new renditions of the...
  • P!nk's 'Funhouse' turns 10 years old in 2018

    P!nk's 'Funhouse' turns 10 years old in 2018

    P!nk is one of the most beloved pop stars on the planet and through her straight-forward lyrics, she’s been able to connect with fans for nearly two decades. In 2008, she released her fifth studio album Funhouse albeit heartbroken. The album earned P!nk her first No. 1 on the Hot 100 songs chart and...
  • 5 best songs from Kacey Musgrave's 'Golden Hour'

    5 best songs from Kacey Musgrave's 'Golden Hour'

    Kacey Musgraves has long become one of the country’s favorite artists. Her sharp and to the point lyrics, a low-key charm, and somewhat cynical perception of the world has made her quite relatable. But it’s on her third studio album Golden Hour that she somehow has the ah-ha moment where she’s...
  • 5 best songs from Keith Urban's 'Graffiti U'

    5 best songs from Keith Urban's 'Graffiti U'

    Country star Keith Urban revealed to fans in January 2018 at a surprise show that he was readying to hit the road again and also release new music just two years after 2016’s Ripcord. The new album Graffiti U continues on an energy, a feeling, that Urban has built since 2013’s Fuse. “U” is the first...
  • 5 best songs from P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma'

    5 best songs from P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma'

    In October 2017, P!nk released her seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's Truth About Love. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart with 408,000 total units and of that, 384,000 were in actual sales thanks to a CD/ticket bundle and was at that time...
  • 5 best songs from Taylor Swift's 'reputation'

    5 best songs from Taylor Swift's 'reputation'

    After taking a short break from the limelight, powerhouse singer-songwriter Taylor Swift began dropping hints that she was about to release new music. Swift cleared her Instagram account and posted cryptic messages before the release of “Look What You Made Me Do,” lead single to her sixth studio...
  • Madonna's experimental 'Ray of Light' turns 20 years old in 2018

    Madonna's experimental 'Ray of Light' turns 20 years old in 2018

    Madonna has been known for reinventing her image and sound over and over again since her debut in the early '80s. After giving birth to her daughter in the 1990s, she began work on her seventh studio album with Babyface and Patrick Leonard. Those sessions, however, failed and Madonna teamed up with...
  • 5 best songs from U2's 'Songs of Experience'

    5 best songs from U2's 'Songs of Experience'

    After three years and two tours, U2 released their 14th studio album Songs of Experience on Dec. 1, 2017. The album is considered a sister album to 2014's Songs of Innocence and takes the band from reminiscing of their younger days to having a middle-aged state of mind. Experience, like many U...
  • 5 best songs from Kelly Clarkson's 'Meaning of Life'

    5 best songs from Kelly Clarkson's 'Meaning of Life'

    Kelly Clarkson released her seventh non-holiday LP Meaning of Life on Oct. 27, 2017 and it's a new outlook on her career and who she is. Strong and confident, Clarkson created a "grown ass woman's record" as she prefers to call it. Each song on the 14-track album has its own character and story to...
  • 10 best pop albums of 2017

    10 best pop albums of 2017

    2017 saw dozens of big names release new albums with the female heavyweights commanding the later part of the year. From Miley Cyrus returning to her roots to Kelly Clarkson releasing her first album under a new label, the year was filled with hit after hit. With another year coming to a close, AXS...
  • 5 best songs from Demi Lovato's 'Tell Me You Love Me'

    5 best songs from Demi Lovato's 'Tell Me You Love Me'

    Several years ago, pop star Demi Lovato was showing off to the world a newfound confidence on the aptly titled Confident. Fast forward to 2017, Lovato released Tell Me You Love Me on Sept. 29 and dug deeper into her R&B side, showcasing a range of urban runs fit for the modern era. Tell Me You...
  • Kanye’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ becomes first album to reach Gold status in UK solely from streams

    Kanye’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ becomes first album to reach Gold status in UK solely from streams

    The album cycle for Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo may have been one of the more unusual and headline-driven chapters of his career thus far, but like many of his records it has still found a way to make music history. According to Official Charts, Kanye’s seventh studio album has become the first...
  • Top 5 best Kesha songs from 'Warrior'

    Top 5 best Kesha songs from 'Warrior'

    Pop star Kesha burst onto the scene in 2010 with her catchy party anthem hooks and glittery persona that sent her to the top of the charts. Following her debut album Animal, Kesha released the EP Cannibal and began working on a personal project that she described as more rock. Kesha even teamed up...
  • Top 5 best U2 songs from 'No Line on the Horizon'

    Top 5 best U2 songs from 'No Line on the Horizon'

    It took five years for U2 release their follow-up to five-time Grammy winning How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004). The band shelved original sessions that began in 2006 and enlisted other producers, retaining the material for a future revisit. No Line on the Horizon was different in a way that...
  • Top 5 best Kesha songs from 'Rainbow'

    Top 5 best Kesha songs from 'Rainbow'

    Kesha recently released her third full-length album Rainbow earning her second No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It was a long time coming as she was embroiled in legal battles with producer and songwriter Dr. Luke. After five years, she put out a personal album that not only reflects on...
  • Top 5 best Taylor Swift songs from '1989'

    Top 5 best Taylor Swift songs from '1989'

    In 2014, Taylor Swift made the move everyone expected and released her first full-on pop album, 1989. The album opened at No. 1 with 1.287 million copies and became Swift's third set to debut with more than 1 million, a feat she owns. The record produced a handful of top 10 hits on the Hot 10...
  • Miley Cyrus' new album 'Younger Now' due out Sept. 29

    Miley Cyrus' new album 'Younger Now' due out Sept. 29

    The wait for Miley Cyrus' latest offering is soon to be over. After an experimental era releasing the side project Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, a collaboration with The Flaming Lips, she's readying a more subtle and organic record. Cyrus announced via her website on Aug. 7 that Younger Now will...
  • July 18 Billboard chart roundup: JAY-Z and Ed Sheeran take the lead

    July 18 Billboard chart roundup: JAY-Z and Ed Sheeran take the lead

    JAY-Z's latest album 4:44 was all but expected to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with a hefty sum. The hip-hop rapper is debuting at No. 1 on the Top 200 as well as Top Album Sales as reflected on the July 18 chart update. Over on the Hot 100 songs chart, "Despacito" by Luis...
  • DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1

    DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1

    DJ Khaled released his latest set Grateful featuring a lineup of star-studded artists and the album is debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The latest No. 1 of 2017 is reflected on the July 4 chart update which will post on that day despite the holiday. Grateful is benefiting...
  • Top 5 best Lorde songs from 'Melodrama'

    Top 5 best Lorde songs from 'Melodrama'

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde recently released her sophomore effort Melodrama and it was an instant catch. Fearing that a follow-up to 2013's Pure Heroine wouldn't be as strong, fans were surprised by how connected and in tune with herself she is. Her styling evolved from mostly indie...
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