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  • 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...
  • 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...
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