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  • One Direction croons their way onto Heinz Field

    One Direction croons their way onto Heinz Field

    On Sunday, Aug 2, 2015, get ready for pierced eardrums, as a cacophony of screaming, shrieking teenage girls (and their mothers) pack Heinz Field for the most anticipated event of 2015 - One Direction. What's a One Direction? It's not left, right or center, for that matter, but a quintet of...
  • 'The Voice' contender Katrina Parker continuing to blossom on her own

    'The Voice' contender Katrina Parker continuing to blossom on her own

    Katrina Parker made her name in season two of NBC's reality competition series "The Voice." The Hollywood-based singer had already been toiling away for six years when "Voice" host Carson Daly surprised her at her day job with an invitation to the show's blind auditions, and Katrina sung her way...
  • Laugh it up with The Rifftones, the musical side of movie geniuses RiffTrax

    Laugh it up with The Rifftones, the musical side of movie geniuses RiffTrax

    We've already informed you how hilarious Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett are as the movie-improving trio RiffTrax. But not content with simply skewering films, they've also decided to further entertain audiences by forming a band. The Rifftones are their name, and they are...
  • Listen: Fifth Harmony hits like a 'Sledgehammer' on Meghan Trainor-penned single

    Listen: Fifth Harmony hits like a 'Sledgehammer' on Meghan Trainor-penned single

    Girl group Fifth Harmony released its latest single "Sledgehammer" on Oct. 28. The ladies return to a more pop-oriented sound on the love song penned by "All About That Bass" hit-maker Meghan Trainor. "Sledgehammer" is the second single released from Fifth Harmony's upcoming debut album Reflection...
  • Mariah Carey's enduring holiday hit 'All I Want for Christmas is You' turns 20

    Mariah Carey's enduring holiday hit 'All I Want for Christmas is You' turns 20

    Pop singer Mariah Carey's biggest hit "All I Want for Christmas is You" was released 20 years ago on Nov. 1, 1994. Since then, every year the enduring holiday classic heats up at radio and digital retailers during this time of the season. "All I Want for Christmas is You" served as the lead single...
  • 10 acts that should tour the UK in 2015

    10 acts that should tour the UK in 2015

    With 2015 merely just around the corner, we look forward into the next year and all the possibilities of live shows that could be heading to a venue near to us soon. Ella Henderson There would be no better way to celebrate her chart topping debut album Chapter 1 by heading out on tour and performing...
  • Album review: Leighton Meester strings together a debut record full of 'Heart'

    Album review: Leighton Meester strings together a debut record full of 'Heart'

    Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester released her debut album Heartstrings on Oct. 28. For five years, she mingled in many sounds before truly finding her niche in music with this folk-pop record. Meester keeps it short and sweet in nine tracks, serving vintage charm and bewitching vocals. The...
  • AGT's season 9 runner-up Emily West signs with Sony Music Masterworks

    AGT's season 9 runner-up Emily West signs with Sony Music Masterworks

    Her musical career is on the rise once more. She was not a winner on Season 9 of NBC's "America's Got Talent” but Sony Music Masterworks must have thought she was. They announced that they had signed Emily West to the Portrait imprint division. There will be a release of her first two-track digital...
  • Leighton Meester releases self-penned debut album 'Heartstrings'

    Leighton Meester releases self-penned debut album 'Heartstrings'

    Actress-singer Leighton Meester, best known for starring on Gossip Girl and appearing on the Cobra Starship hit “Good Girls Go Bad,” released her debut album Heartstrings this week. Heartstrings impresses with its Americana-meets-pop sound, even if its 31-minute running time is brief. Meester has...
  • Jessie J's 'Sweet Talker' debuts Top 10 on the Billboard 200

    Jessie J's 'Sweet Talker' debuts Top 10 on the Billboard 200

    On Oct. 27 it was announced in an issued press release that Jessie J's most recent studio album, Sweet Talker, debuted at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Sweet Talker is English singer-songwriter Jessie J's third studio album, and it was released on October 14 via Republic Records. That same...
  • Taylor Swift performs 'Shake It Off' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Taylor Swift performs 'Shake It Off' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    On Oct. 24, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performed her single "Shake It Off" live on the late night ABC talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." That same night, Swift sat down and talked with Kimmel about her new album, and song lyrics. You can watch Swift perform "Shake It Off" live via YouTube. For this...
  • Bridgit Mendler is not just another former Disney Channel star

    Bridgit Mendler is not just another former Disney Channel star

    Bridgit Mendler may be a former Disney Channel actress, but she has broken out of that mode just fine. Yes, the network gave her the break that she needed to get her name and face out there. However, she is in a class all on her own and has enough talent to do whatever she chooses to do in the...
  • Rihanna duet partner Mikky Ekko to release debut album in January

    Rihanna duet partner Mikky Ekko to release debut album in January

    Promising singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko, who teamed up with Rihanna on the hit ballad “Stay,” will be releasing his debut effort on January 20, 2015. RCA Records announced the release of the 12-track album Time, as well as a series of tour dates that will feature Ekko opening for Alt-J and Haerts...
  • Listen: Taylor Swift does pop music in 'Style' on standout '1989' cut

    Listen: Taylor Swift does pop music in 'Style' on standout '1989' cut

    Country-singer-gone-pop-star Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album 1989 on Oct. 27. Among the new tracks, "Style" is her best foray into pop music. 1989 marks Swift's first "first documented, official pop album," according to the singer-songwriter. For this '80s-influenced record, she teamed...
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga add two more shows for Cheek to Cheek celebration

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga add two more shows for Cheek to Cheek celebration

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are to perform a sold-out show on New Year's Eve at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and at a post-Grammy performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 8 which was sold out in minutes. So, this means that there has to be more "once in a lifetime" concerts...
  • Glen Campbell to receive Lifetime Honor at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

    Glen Campbell to receive Lifetime Honor at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

    Glen Campbell will be honored with the lifetime achievement award during the Fifth Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards that will occur on Nov. 4 and held at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California. According to The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA), they recognize and honor the music of...
  • Recap: We Are Stations at Studio Bancs CMJ Showcase on October 21

    Recap: We Are Stations at Studio Bancs CMJ Showcase on October 21

    From October 21 to 25, over 1400 artists of all genres from around the world performed at more than 80 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon. The Marathon included performances from a variety of New York-based acts, including indie/pop-rock group We Are Stations...
  •  Tim Finn performs hits from his many musical identities

    Tim Finn performs hits from his many musical identities

    New Zealander Tim Finn is a singer/songwriter that is best known as one of the founders of the eclectic '70s and '80s rock band Split Enz as well as recording and performing as a solo artist. As one of the frontmen for Split Enz, Finn sang lead on many of the group's best known songs. They were a...
  • Cobra Starship and Icona Pop party in Sweden for 'Never Been in Love' video

    Cobra Starship and Icona Pop party in Sweden for 'Never Been in Love' video

    Pop-rock group Cobra Starship premiered the music video for "Never Been in Love" on Oct. 22. In the wild clip, frontman Gabe Saporta parties in Sweden with featured act Icona Pop. "Never Been in Love" is the lead single from Cobra Starship's fifth studio album. The Fatboy Slim "Praise You"-sampling...
  • Walk the Moon channels the '80s in music video for 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Walk the Moon channels the '80s in music video for 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Pop-rock outfit Walk the Moon premiered the music video for "Shut Up and Dance" on Oct. 23. Frontman Nicholas Petricca gets caught up in some '80s-inspired hijinks as soon as he spots his dream girl on the dancefloor. "Shut Up and Dance" is the lead single from Walk the Moon's second studio album...
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