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  • Clive Davis: SONY music mastermind with lifetime knack for hits

    Clive Davis: SONY music mastermind with lifetime knack for hits

    “You don’t know what’s going to happen. You hope for the best and we did. I think we did pretty good. I can’t complain.” Those were the words of the late Whitney Houston in an interview years back, Houston referring to her working relationship with Arista Records President Clive Davis. Davis is...
  • Album review: Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' is quite literally everything

    Album review: Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' is quite literally everything

    Nearly a year after the release of her debut album, Ariana Grande wasted no time putting out the follow-up My Everything on Aug. 25. She collaborates with many of the hottest artists and up-and-coming acts under the sun on the 12-track record. While this latest album is not as sonically cohesive as...
  • Get to know New Jersey pop band All The Stops

    Get to know New Jersey pop band All The Stops

    After opening up the show at the New Jersey stop of the RunAround Tour on Saturday, rising young pop group All The Stops sat down with AXS to do an interview. They talked about how they got started, their new EP The Break, and more! AXS: For the record, could you each state your name, your role in...
  • Paloma Faith heads to the U.S. for a 9-date tour this fall

    Paloma Faith heads to the U.S. for a 9-date tour this fall

    British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith is coming to the U.S. for nine theater shows this fall in support of her latest album, A Perfect Contradiction. The trek begins at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on September 26 and continues through October 9 with a concert at Seattle’s Crocodile Café. Tickets...
  • Jordan Fisher: 'A year ago I couldn't even imagine myself being at this point'

    Jordan Fisher: 'A year ago I couldn't even imagine myself being at this point'

    After getting his start in gymnastics classes in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Jordan Fisher began training as an actor, dancer and singer at the age of 10. In 2011, a role on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" brought him out to Los Angeles, where he has resided since...
  • Nothing can get in the way of pop performer Nick Tangorra and his fans

    Nothing can get in the way of pop performer Nick Tangorra and his fans

    New York native Nick Tangorra is never one to stay still. The 16-year-old performer from New York wouldn't let an appendectomy stop him from performing this Saturday or from meeting, taking pictures with, and signing autographs for all of his fans. When the RunAround Tour stopped at Six Flags Great...
  • John Legend performs on The Chelsea stage in Las Vegas

    John Legend performs on The Chelsea stage in Las Vegas

    Grammy-award winner John Legend brought his “All of Me” tour to the stage at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday, Aug. 24. Opening for Legend was recording artist Jacqueline Mapei Cummings know simply as “Mapei". The Swedish-American rap artist warmed up the stage for John...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Spencer Sutherland

    Exclusive: Interview with Spencer Sutherland

    The RunAround Tour was certainly a roller coaster for Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter Spencer Sutherland, who says getting to meet fans was "crazy" and "mind-blowing." Fittingly, the tour concluded with stops at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Aug. 23 and Six Flags New England...
  • Charli XCX teams up with Rose McGowan for her new music video

    Charli XCX teams up with Rose McGowan for her new music video

    Just after finishing her knock-the-earth-off-its-axis True Romance album, Charlotte Emma Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, was quoted in her bio as saying, “We need to reboot British girl power.” And, she proceeded to do exactly that. Besides intriguing the world with her own gripping brand of shadowed pop...
  • Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album turns 15-years-old

    Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album turns 15-years-old

    Pop icon Christina Aguilera made her mark in the music industry 15 years ago on August 24, 1999 with the release of her debut album, a self-titled effort. While her peers were toying with bubblegum pop on their records, she was an 18-year-old woman mixing cute love songs with sexually-charged tunes...
  • Where to see 2014 MTV Video Music Awards winners in concert

    Where to see 2014 MTV Video Music Awards winners in concert

    The MTV Video Music Awards show for 2014 is already in the history books, but you can still see a number of Moonman recipients in concert. From Beyoncé to Ed Sheeran, here’s where you can see some of your favorite VMA winners. Beyoncé, who received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award and ended...
  • The seven most memorable moments from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    The seven most memorable moments from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    Last night's MTV Video Music Awards were less shocking than some recent editions - no Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke or Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift - but the show did provide a handful of moments that people are still talking about today. Here's what you missed if you didn't catch the...
  • Jake Miller, Before You Exit and more at the RunAround Tour, Aug. 23

    Jake Miller, Before You Exit and more at the RunAround Tour, Aug. 23

    RunAround: A Pop Experience stopped at Six Flags' Plymouth Rock Assurance Arena on Aug. 23 and featured a variety of artists from all over the country. The first acts to perform were All The Stops, Chris Miles, Spencer Sutherland and Jordan Fisher; after Jordan left the stage, he and Spencer walked...
  • Jordan Fisher, Spencer Sutherland and more at the RunAround Tour, Aug. 23

    Jordan Fisher, Spencer Sutherland and more at the RunAround Tour, Aug. 23

    Presented by mobile gaming site GameLoud.com, RunAround: A Pop Experience stopped at the Plymouth Rock Assurance Arena at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey yesterday (check out our preview of the show here). Although there was occasional rain, it was overall a pleasant day, with set...
  • Neon Trees announce First Things First Tour

    Neon Trees announce First Things First Tour

    Neon Trees will kick off the First Things First Tour with a trio of California shows, playing Bakersfield's Majestic Fox Theatre on September 29, The Observatory in Santa Ana on September 30, and Santa Clara's Leavey Center on October 1. The run will include an evening at Welsh Ryan Arena in...
  • 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...
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