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  • Mariah Carey focusing on her children, upcoming tour following Nick Cannon split

    Mariah Carey focusing on her children, upcoming tour following Nick Cannon split

    This is the perfect time for Mariah Carey to embark on a tour a world away from the drama. It was confirmed on Thursday by Nick Cannon that their marriage is on the rocks, in a surprising departure from the usual PR “joint statement.” Allegedly, the couple’s statement was being prepared when Cannon...
  • Nico & Vinz announce release date for debut album 'Black Star Elephant'

    Nico & Vinz announce release date for debut album 'Black Star Elephant'

    Afro-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, the performers behind the summer hit “Am I Wrong,” have finalized the release date for their debut album. Black Star Elephant will hit retailers on Sept. 16, one day after the guys perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The record will include “Am I Wrong,” plus...
  • DWNTWN gets ready to move uptown: Catch the band at the La Brea Tar Pits

    DWNTWN gets ready to move uptown: Catch the band at the La Brea Tar Pits

    DWNTWN is a four-piece band from Los Angeles, and the group’s self-titled EP is a mixture of sweetness and bitterness. The sweetness is Jamie Leffler’s sugary vocals. The bitterness, however, comes in primarily with the oftentimes sad nature of these songs. Leffler sometimes shares vocals with...
  • Nicki Minaj twerks out the jungle and Drake in 'Anaconda' music video

    Nicki Minaj twerks out the jungle and Drake in 'Anaconda' music video

    Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj premiered the music video for her single "Anaconda" on Tuesday (Aug. 19). In the jungle, she twerks aplenty with some female dancers before giving label-mate Drake a lap dance. "Anaconda" is the latest single from Minaj's upcoming album The Pink Print. It follows the...
  • Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' could become her second no. 1 single on Billboard

    Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' could become her second no. 1 single on Billboard

    Now full-time pop star Taylor Swift premiered the new single "Shake it Off" on Monday (Aug. 18). Her feel-good anthem is already projected to possibly top Billboard's Hot 100 chart next week. "Shake it Off" is the lead single from Swift's upcoming album 1989. Her last record Red was a cross between...
  • Taylor Swift on 1989, ‘Shake It Off’ and what she’s learned since RED

    Taylor Swift on 1989, ‘Shake It Off’ and what she’s learned since RED

    Time sure does fly. Can you believe it has been two years since Taylor Swift’s last album RED debuted? After a well-deserved two year break, Swift is back with a new album, titled 1989. On Tuesday, Fusion’s Alicia Menendez spoke to Taylor Swift about the new album and how she has changed since her...
  • With zombies and attitude, Guinevere is a different kind of pop singer

    With zombies and attitude, Guinevere is a different kind of pop singer

    Guinevere will never be mistaken for your run of the mill young female pop star. A self-described "dark pop diva," she's a legitimate, non-manufactured talent who can truly perform. She also happens to have a very unique style, one that stems from her passion for the likes of "Star Trek," "Star Wars...
  • Pop-rockers Neon Trees are both catchy and commercially popular

    Pop-rockers Neon Trees are both catchy and commercially popular

    Neon Trees named themselves after the lighted palm trees visible on the signs of fast food chain In-n-Out Burger. After bassist Branden Campbell joined the band in 2006, the band found out that his father had been responsible for installing the exact "neon trees" that had prompted lead singer Tyler...
  • Guinevere talks In Technicolor Tour, influences, and what's next

    Guinevere talks In Technicolor Tour, influences, and what's next

    Toronto-born pop singer Guinevere is currently out on the In Technicolor Tour with Jesse McCartney, and she recently performed at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. (see photos and a recap of the show here). That afternoon, AXS met up with her for an interview, where they talked about the...
  • Squeeze: Still cool for cats and everyone

    Squeeze: Still cool for cats and everyone

    The pop rock band Squeeze first hit the FM radio airwaves in the U.S. in the very late '70s as a part of the Brit contingent of the new wave music scene. At that point the group was going by the name UK Squeeze so as not to be confused with an American band with a similar name. From that era their...
  • Interview with rising international pop stars SPICA

    Interview with rising international pop stars SPICA

    Each and every single member of the super girl group called SPICA (Boa Kim, Bo Hyung Kim, Jiwon Yang, Juhyun Park, and Narae Park) has the talent, looks, and personality to be an international star on their own. Teaming up together simply gives them an unfair advantage! There is so much artistry...
  • There’s nothing but good vibes in Jordan JAE’s uplifting ‘Making Me Crazy’

    There’s nothing but good vibes in Jordan JAE’s uplifting ‘Making Me Crazy’

    With a smile bright enough to compete with the sun and a genuinely irresistible sincerity, rising teen pop star Jordan JAE unveils her latest video. At its core, “Making Me Crazy” may contain a powerful message about the angst of conformity, but in typical JAE fashion, she focuses on the happy and...
  • Charli XCX premieres 'Break the Rules' single, announces new album 'Sucker'

    Charli XCX premieres 'Break the Rules' single, announces new album 'Sucker'

    Indie pop singer Charli XCX premiered the new song "Break the Rules" on Monday (Aug. 18). The electro-rock tune previews her upcoming album titled Sucker. Charli XCX rose to the ranks for the second time this year when she co-wrote and featured on Iggy Azalea's summer anthem "Fancy." The duo hit no...
  • Taylor Swift, "Shakes It Off," with Motown inspired single

    Taylor Swift, "Shakes It Off," with Motown inspired single

    Herbie Hancock once said, “to be an artist, a musician you have to drive yourself, you can’t listen to what other people think or what they want to hear from you. You as the artist are the only one that knows what is best for you, and not what others are saying about you.” True to form Taylor Swift...
  • Röyksopp and Robyn have an out-of-body experience in 'Monument' video

    Röyksopp and Robyn have an out-of-body experience in 'Monument' video

    Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp and Swedish pop star Robyn premiered the music video for "Monument" on Aug. 12. The two acts seem to have an out-of-body experience in the astral clip. "Monument" is one of the songs lifted from Röyksopp and Robyn's collaborative EP Do it Again. They previously...
  • REO Speedwagon coming to Las Vegas to rock The Orleans Showroom

    REO Speedwagon coming to Las Vegas to rock The Orleans Showroom

    While considered one of the top bands in 1980s, REO Speedwagon have been playing for 40 years and will perform its many hits at Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Sept. 19-20. Taking their name of precursor to the light truck (REO) and playing frat parties at the University of Illinois in the late...
  • Gloria and Emilio Estefan to establish program at Las Vegas clinic

    Gloria and Emilio Estefan to establish program at Las Vegas clinic

    Latin and pop superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio have donated funds to establish the Major José M. Fajardo Patient Services Program. It will be a first-of-its-kind program dedicated to coordinating and facilitating the unique quality-of-life and social service needs of multiple...
  • Mandy Moore's debut single 'Candy' turns 15: Her top 10 singles released

    Mandy Moore's debut single 'Candy' turns 15: Her top 10 singles released

    Pop singer Mandy Moore burst onto the music scene 15 years ago on August 17, 1999 with her debut single “Candy.” 15-years-old at the time, she was the youngest of the pop diva pack in the late '90s that included peers like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson. She would crank out...
  • Recap: Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour hits Six Flags Great Adventure

    Recap: Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour hits Six Flags Great Adventure

    This Friday, August 15, was a perfect day to be at Six Flags, and what better way to cap off a day of sunshine, laughter, and rollercoasters than a concert? Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour stopped at the Showcase Theater in the Movie Town area of the park, which is also home to rides like The...
  • 'The Voice' performer Naia Kete continues on after her Team Blake tenure

    'The Voice' performer Naia Kete continues on after her Team Blake tenure

    Naia Kete caught the attention of music superstars Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green when she auditioned for season two of NBC's Emmy Award-winning reality TV competition "The Voice." The Massachusetts-born singer-songwriter decided to join Team Blake, and thus found herself - and her pop-reggae sound...
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