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  • Kris Allen triumphs over challenges to find musical success

    Kris Allen triumphs over challenges to find musical success

    Unassuming singer/songwriter Kris Allen delivered what was perhaps the biggest shock in "American Idol" history when he took the season eight title over heavily hyped glam rocker Adam Lambert in 2009. Since then, the talented performer has continued to do what he does best: deliver thoughtful...
  • Listen: Porter Robinson funks up his sound on new single 'Flicker'

    Listen: Porter Robinson funks up his sound on new single 'Flicker'

    DJ Porter Robinson released his new single "Flicker" on Tuesday (July 29). Robinson shows big love for Japan on the funky electronic track. "Flicker" is the latest single released from Robinson's upcoming album Worlds. He previously previewed the record with the songs "Sea of Voices," "Sad Machine...
  • Ingrid Michaelson's bubbly pop becoming a mainstay in the music world

    Ingrid Michaelson's bubbly pop becoming a mainstay in the music world

    It's hard not to smile when listening to Ingrid Michaelson. The singer-songwriter from New York has a knack for creating songs that are upbeat and stick in your head long after they've finished playing. A prime example of this is her best known single, 2008's "Be OK," which was heard all over the...
  • 7 Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time, & more to perform at Radiant on August 18

    7 Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time, & more to perform at Radiant on August 18

    Part alternative, part pop, and all catchy, Chicago's 7 Minutes in Heaven are set to head east next month, and will be hitting Radiant in Nutley, N.J.- fifteen miles west of Manhattan- on August 18. Although a church may seem like an odd place for a concert, Radiant has been hosting shows since...
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga release music video for jazzy song 'Anything Goes'

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga release music video for jazzy song 'Anything Goes'

    Music legend Tony Bennett and pop superstar Lady Gaga released the music video for their collaborative single "Anything Goes" on Tuesday (July 29). Gaga taps into her jazz artistry with Bennett on the Cole Porter cover. Bennett and Lady Gaga first teamed on the classic "Lady is a Tramp" for Tony's...
  • The best pop acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The best pop acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup is packed with indie rock bands, popular hip-hop acts and EDM and dance artists. So where are the straightforward pop singers? From Lorde to Chvrches, the number of top 40 acts on the bill is small, but it’s a high quality group. If you’re looking for catchy hooks and...
  • Hilary Duff battles the office blues in music video for 'Chasing the Sun'

    Hilary Duff battles the office blues in music video for 'Chasing the Sun'

    Pop singer Hilary Duff returned to the music scene with the release of her new single "Chasing the Sun" on Monday (July 28). She embraces a folk-pop sound on the breezy tune. "Chasing the Sun" is the first taste of new music from Duff in seven years. She released her last album Dignity in 2007 with...
  • Listen: Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for new song 'Bang Bang'

    Listen: Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for new song 'Bang Bang'

    U.K. pop singer Jessie J's new single "Bang Bang" leaked ahead of schedule on Monday (July 28). The soulful pop track features fellow vocal powerhouse Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Minaj. "Bang Bang" is the lead single from Jessie J's upcoming third studio album. She last dropped her European-only...
  • Becky G has had a wildly successful summer

    Becky G has had a wildly successful summer

    Becky G is a 17-year-old musician who has become popular this summer with her hit song "Shower," the first single off of her upcoming debut album. The single is currently No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and shows no signs of slowing down. When she was 9-years-old, Becky G, born Rebbeca Marie Gomez...
  • Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Just a few days after the July 22 release of his fourth studio album In Technicolor, Jesse McCartney hit the road for the In Technicolor Tour- his first headlining tour since 2009. The tour began on July 25 at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC and will conclude at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif...
  • Six Stories Told talk giraffes, opening for Hot Chelle Rae, and new single

    Six Stories Told talk giraffes, opening for Hot Chelle Rae, and new single

    On a sunny Friday afternoon in Orange County, New York, pop band Six Stories Told headed to Rye, New York to open for Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland. Fronted by former New York Giants cheerleader Joanna DeRosa, the group takes influence from notable pop acts like Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, and...
  • Review: The New Royalty, Six Stories Told and Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland

    Review: The New Royalty, Six Stories Told and Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland

    Less than an hour north of Manhattan in Westchester County is Rye Playland, an amusement park located directly on the waters of the Long Island Sound. As if the rides and games weren't enough, the park also hosts concerts on summer evenings. This Friday, July 25, Hot Chelle Rae performed, joined by...
  • HyunA twerks it out in comeback music video for 'Red'

    HyunA twerks it out in comeback music video for 'Red'

    K-Pop queen HyunA launched her comeback with the premiere of the music video for "Red" on Sunday, July 27. The singer goes full on Miley Cyrus in the raunchy clip, twerking with backup dancers and partying hard. "Red" is the lead single from HyunA's latest EP A Talk. It marks her solo comeback to...
  • La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'

    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'

    Pop icon La Toya Jackson premiered the music video for her single "Feels Like Love" on Friday (July 25). The glossy clip shows Ms. Jackson busting a move in a swanky club. "Feels Like Love" is Jackson's first single she has released since the 2009 charity track "Home." She built her own music career...
  • Watch the retro lyric video for Katy Perry's new single 'This is How We Do'

    Watch the retro lyric video for Katy Perry's new single 'This is How We Do'

    As Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour continues thrilling fans across the country, the singer has released a lyric video for the upcoming fifth single from her latest album. The clip for “This is How We Do” features throwback computer graphics that have a 1980s look while Perry sings about her...
  • On the rise: Becky G makes a splash in Billboard Hot 100 top 20 with 'Shower'

    On the rise: Becky G makes a splash in Billboard Hot 100 top 20 with 'Shower'

    Mexican-American artist Becky G continues her upward climb on Billboard with the banger "Shower." The single breaks through the Hot 100 top 20 at no. 18 this week, Billboard reported on Thursday (July 24). "Shower" is the lead single from Becky G's upcoming debut album. Though the single is making a...
  • The 10 best Ed Sheeran songs

    The 10 best Ed Sheeran songs

    Talented Brit singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has managed to pack an incredible number of great songs into his two albums, + and X, not to mention his “Desolation of Smaug” soundtrack contribution and his Taylor Swift collaboration. That duet, “Everything Has Changed,” is among several quality songs...
  • 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...
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