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  • Beyoncé teases new version of 'Crazy in Love' in '50 Shades of Grey' trailer

    Beyoncé teases new version of 'Crazy in Love' in '50 Shades of Grey' trailer

    Pop star Beyoncé previewed a new version of her 2003 hit "Crazy in Love" in the movie trailer for 50 Shades of Grey on Thursday, July 24. She slows things down with this sultrier take on the track. Beyoncé previously got 50 Shades of Grey fans worked up last week when she announced that the official...
  • Midas Whale sweetens the deal with debut album 'Sugar House'

    Midas Whale sweetens the deal with debut album 'Sugar House'

    You might say Midas Whale, whether collectively or individually, has made the rounds of the singing competition circuit. Jon Peter Lewis, who is one half of Midas Whale, was a finalist on the third season of "American Idol." He was also humorously (and also scientifically) referred to by Ryan...
  • The Voice's Jacquie Lee to perform at Fresh in The Park this Saturday

    The Voice's Jacquie Lee to perform at Fresh in The Park this Saturday

    New Jersey-based singer Jacquie Lee, who was a finalist on Season 5 of "The Voice" last year, will be performing at radio station Fresh 102.7's annual Fresh in The Park event this Saturday, July 26, at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York (Long Island). The...
  • On the rise: Kiesza's 'Hideaway' finds a home on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart

    On the rise: Kiesza's 'Hideaway' finds a home on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart

    Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza made her debut on the U.S. singles chart this week with "Hideaway." The retro dance track enters the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 97, Yahoo! Music reported on Wednesday (July 23). Kiesza released her debut single "Hideaway" through indie label Lokal Legend back in...
  • MJ Live: A tribute show that embraces performances and honors Michael Jackson

    MJ Live: A tribute show that embraces performances and honors Michael Jackson

    MJ Live is more than a Michael Jackson tribute artist. It is a real show with a live band, backup singers, dancers, costume and set changes and featuring four tribute artists that embody the pop superstar and create an experience that Jackson would have performed had he become a resident entertainer...
  • When Paul McCartney turned down Weird Al; album to debut at #1

    When Paul McCartney turned down Weird Al; album to debut at #1

    Weird Al Yankovic said in an interview on “The Insider” Tuesday that Paul McCartney once turned down an idea for a parody he wanted to do. "I wanted to do a parody of 'Live and Let Die' because Guns and Roses had a hit with it,” he said on the celebrity news show. “I wanted to do 'Chicken Pot Pie...
  • Watch and Remember Amy Winehouse the performer

    Watch and Remember Amy Winehouse the performer

    Three years ago today, Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27. By 2011, Winehouse had been known as much for her problematic stage shows as she was for her hit songs. She'd cancelled all of her planned shows in the weeks leading up to her death as her long and well-known challenges with addiction...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun' album officially debuts at No. 1

    'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun' album officially debuts at No. 1

    In the end, it wasn't even close. The initially neck-and-neck battle for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart between "Weird Al" Yankovic and Jason Mraz, both of whom were seeking their first-ever chart-topper, turned out to be a landslide in favor of the funnyman. Yankovic's Mandatory...
  • Joan Armatrading knows how to 'Show Some Emotion'

    Joan Armatrading knows how to 'Show Some Emotion'

    Joan Armatrading’s song, “Show Some Emotion” captures in a nutshell the essence of her music. Armatrading trades on a spectrum of emotions—everything from the joy of love to the anguish of loss. Armatrading trots out a wide range of musical influences also: folk, pop rock, rhythm and blues, reggae...
  • Listen: Lights illuminates the music scene again with inspiring track 'Up We Go'

    Listen: Lights illuminates the music scene again with inspiring track 'Up We Go'

    Canadian singer-songwriter Lights premiered the new single "Up We Go" on Tuesday (July 22). The inspiring synth-pop tune previews her upcoming album Little Machines. Lights burst onto the music scene in 2008 with sweet pop tracks like "Drive My Soul" and "February Air." The infectious singles led to...
  • One Direction announce new concert film

    One Direction announce new concert film

    Fans that missed the One Direction “Where We Are” stadium tour will have another chance. In a video on their website, Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Louis made the announcement of the concert film. The “One Direction: Where We Are Concert Film” was recorded at Milan, Italy’s San Siro stadium and will...
  • Ashlee Simpson's debut album 'Autobiography' turns 10

    Ashlee Simpson's debut album 'Autobiography' turns 10

    Ashlee Simpson stepped out of her sister Jessica's shadow with the release of Autobiography 10 years ago on July 20, 2004. She became a pop star in her own right on the 11-track album produced by John Shanks. Simpson detailed her triumphs and tribulations with relationships, both romantic and family...
  • Röyksopp and Robyn premiere cinematic music video for 'Do it Again'

    Röyksopp and Robyn premiere cinematic music video for 'Do it Again'

    Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp and Swedish pop star Robyn premiered their music video for the song "Do it Again" on Monday (July 21). The cinematic clip focuses less on the music acts and more on the stories of revelry around them. "Do it Again" is the lead single from Röyksopp and Robyn's...
  • BackStreet Boys cancel upcoming shows in Israel

    BackStreet Boys cancel upcoming shows in Israel

    The Backstreet Boys join the growing list of performers forced to cancel shows in Israel due to safety concerns. The reunited Orlando, Florida based boyband had three sold out dates scheduled for the end of July, but have called off the shows as a result of recent outbreaks of hostility between...
  • Broken Bells blend The Shins and Gnarls Barkley sounds for whole new sensation

    Broken Bells blend The Shins and Gnarls Barkley sounds for whole new sensation

    If you've ever been listening to the still-relatively new group, Broken Bells, and thought, "Hey, this sounds like something I think I've heard before...", then you're probably right. Broken Bells, in reality, is the duo combination of James Mercer, the lead singer and vocalist for the indie band...
  • Find some catchy tunes with Ellie Goulding's music

    Find some catchy tunes with Ellie Goulding's music

    If you haven't heard Ellie Goulding's fun, indie synth-pop sound over the radio or on popular movie soundtracks (look for her single "Beating Heart" on the Divergent soundtrack out Spring 2014, or the single "Mirror" on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack out in Winter 2013), you may...
  • LoveSick Radio plays music with an edge combing rock, pop and hip hop

    LoveSick Radio plays music with an edge combing rock, pop and hip hop

    LoveSick Radio defines their music as a distinctive blend of unapologetic rock coupled with pop melodies and a little hip-hop swagger. “We like to mix our music in a blender and push puree,” guitarist David Harris explained. “We write music we believe in. We are not trying to achieve a status symbol...
  • The New Royalty talk new EP, the RunAround Tour and more

    The New Royalty talk new EP, the RunAround Tour and more

    Before the August 23 stop at Six Flags in Jackson, the RunAround Tour will be stopping at the Convention Center in Wildwood, NJ this Saturday, July 26. New Jersey's own The New Royalty will be performing, along with Bridgit Mendler, Jacob Whitesides, Before You Exit, Nick Tangorra, Spencer...
  • Zola Jesus announces 2014 North American tour dates

    Zola Jesus announces 2014 North American tour dates

    American singer-songwriter and Gothic electronic artist Zola Jesus is revealing more information about her upcoming new album as well as her latest world tour. Zola Jesus is set to release her fifth studio album, Taiga, on Oct. 7 of this year. Taiga will be 11 tracks long and be released through...
  • Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    This past week, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz announced The Five Boroughs Tour, in which he will be performing six shows across the five boroughs of New York City this September. According to the tour announcement on Mraz's official website, only two artists have previously accomplished a similar...
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