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  • Grammys 2015: Best pop solo performance Grammy contenders

    Grammys 2015: Best pop solo performance Grammy contenders

    The Grammy Awards are just a couple months away and the nominees have been announced. Best Pop Solo Performance was introduced in 2012. The category combines Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The newer category was a result of...
  • Best 2015 pop concert tickets to give as gifts

    Best 2015 pop concert tickets to give as gifts

    With the holidays just around the corner, you might be scratching your head for gift ideas. If you still need to pick up a gift for the pop music fan in your life, then keep reading. There are plenty of pop artists on tour in 2015, so what can be better than giving a set of concert tickets? From...
  • Lorde, Sia, John Legend are preliminary contenders for Best Original Song Oscar

    Lorde, Sia, John Legend are preliminary contenders for Best Original Song Oscar

    Seventy-nine songs, including tracks by Sia, Lorde, Coldplay, and John Legend, are in contention for Best Original Song at the 2015 Academy Awards. Billboard confirmed the full list of finalists that have met the eligibility requirements. From that group, a maximum of five songs will receive...
  • Top 10 songs by Tina Turner (and honorable mentions)

    Top 10 songs by Tina Turner (and honorable mentions)

    Tina Turner is not only a true rock 'n' roll legend (as well as a pop and R&B one); she´s proof that you can get a second chance at life - and succeed tremendously. Here´s a look at some of her greatest hits-and those that should have been. As the duo Ike and Tina Turner (formed in 1960) : "It's...
  • Houston books Taylor Swift concert during possible Astros playoffs

    Houston books Taylor Swift concert during possible Astros playoffs

    Over the past few seasons, the Houston Astros has been a doormat in the world of Major League Baseball. Through the team’s 52-year history, the Astros have won one NL Pennant, taking that in 2005. In 2013, they moved to the American League, and it doesn’t look like things will improve for them. That...
  • ‘David Perrico - Pop Strings Orchestra’ brings symphonic pop hits to Las Vegas

    ‘David Perrico - Pop Strings Orchestra’ brings symphonic pop hits to Las Vegas

    Award-winning composer and arranger David Perrico is bringing his newest musical creation, “David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra,” to the Red Rock Resort. The 15-piece pop orchestra will feature performances of club favorites with modern orchestrations by Perrico every Saturday, beginning Jan. 1...
  • DFW a capella group Pentatonix nominated for their first Grammy

    DFW a capella group Pentatonix nominated for their first Grammy

    Pentatonix has come a long ways from their days singing in high school to singing for the President of the United States. While that is probably the most surreal thing that the five person band has accomplished, the bigger news was still to come. Scott Hoying told the Dallas Morning News that the...
  • Sam Smith releases Like I Can music video

    Sam Smith releases Like I Can music video

    On Dec. 12 English singer and songwriter Sam Smith released an official music video for his song "Like I Can" on his VEVO YouTube channel. The video is just under three minutes long, and it can be viewed here. In the video Smith and at least eight other guys are walking around in New York City. All...
  • Flashback Friday: Wham! releases holiday smash 'Last Christmas' 30 years ago

    Flashback Friday: Wham! releases holiday smash 'Last Christmas' 30 years ago

    Thirty years ago, U.K. pop act Wham! shook up the holiday season with "Last Christmas." George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley sympathized with broken hearts around the world on the synth-pop single. At the peak of Wham!'s career, Michael and Ridgeley released "Last Christmas" as a double A-side single...
  • 2015 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist nominees• Iggy Azalea• Bastille• Brandy Clark• HAIM• Sam Smith No category at the 2015 Grammy Awards is as much of a slam dunk as Sam Smith winning Best New Artist. The Brit singer has been anointed the next Grammy star ever since “Stay With Me” made its first...
  • 2015 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year nominees• “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX• “Chandelier,” Sia• “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith• “Shake it Off,” Taylor Swift• “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Taylor Swift’s 1989 album isn’t eligible for the 2015 Grammys because it came out after the...
  • 2015 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year prediction and analysis

    2015 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year nominees• Morning Phase, Beck• Beyonce, Beyonce• X, Ed Sheeran• In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith• GIRL, Pharrell Williams Beyonce has more Grammy nominations than any female artist in history, but she has never won Album of the Year. This could be her time. The...
  • Johnny Mathis comes home to the Bay Area for special holiday concert

    Johnny Mathis comes home to the Bay Area for special holiday concert

    Mr. Christmas is coming to the Bay Area for his last Christmas concert of 2014. Rick Bartalini Presents is producing A Johnny Mathis Christmas at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California on Sunday, December 21. Featuring Johnny Mathis, he will be accompanied by a 35-piece orchestra and perform...
  • Yuka Honda creates spectacular sounds

    Yuka Honda creates spectacular sounds

    In a dazzling career, Yuka Honda proves prolific as a musician and performer, creating experimental and pop music that is pleasing to the ear. The range of styles this musician has embraced is nothing less than remarkable. Equally remarkable is the range of brilliant artists she has collaborated...
  • Watch: Taylor Swift brings 'Style' live to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    Watch: Taylor Swift brings 'Style' live to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    Pop superstar Taylor Swift fittingly sang "Style" for the first time live during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired on CBS on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The models worked the runway while she gave a fierce performance. 2014 has been the year of Swift since she dropped the album 1989, her...
  • Alex & Sierra talk debut album, Ed Sheeran and new tour

    Alex & Sierra talk debut album, Ed Sheeran and new tour

    It has already been almost a year since Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor." The duo, who are a real life couple, captured people's hearts with their love, sincerity, humbleness, and talent. In an interview with Stitched Sound, posted on Monday, Dec. 8, the two talked about their life post-"X...
  • Kylie Minogue brings Fernando Garibay collaboration to life in 'Sleepwalker'

    Kylie Minogue brings Fernando Garibay collaboration to life in 'Sleepwalker'

    Australian pop star Kylie Minogue released the short film "Sleepwalker" on Nov. 18. The dreamy and stylish clip sees her songs with dance music producer Fernando Garibay come to life. Ahead of her Kiss Me Once tour in Europe, Minogue released the Kylie + Garibay EP for free on her Soundcloud account...
  • Maroon 5 crashes wedding for upcoming 'Sugar' video

    Maroon 5 crashes wedding for upcoming 'Sugar' video

    Many people have probably wanted Adam Levine and Maroon 5 to play their wedding. On Monday night's "The Voice" red carpet, we found out that's exactly what happened for one lucky couple. The three-time Grammy-winning band crashed a wedding in Glendale recently - but they had a very good reason. They...
  • Kirby sur Seine transports fans to France through music

    Kirby sur Seine transports fans to France through music

    Acoustic guitar duo Kirby sur Seine is one of the favorite French musical groups in Houston. Their repertoire spans the classics of the best known 20th Century pop tunes, bilingual or translated versions of some of the most popular American songs in France, and recent songs that have reached the top...
  • Jon Brion does it all

    Jon Brion does it all

    Jon Brion is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer and producer. He is best known for his work with singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and his scores for the films of director Paul Thomas Anderson. His first recording efforts were as a part of a trio known as The Bats in 1982. Brion...
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