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  • Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour is this week's can't-miss concert event

    Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour is this week's can't-miss concert event

    Remember back in 2002 when Cher embarked on her “Farewell Tour?” So much for retirement. Twelve years later, at age 68, Cher is still performing, hitting more than 60 cities through early October on her Dressed to Kill Tour. Cher’s latest live show caps off our rundown of the best live concert tours...
  • Rod Stewart defies retirement to remain a road warrior

    Rod Stewart defies retirement to remain a road warrior

    Rod Stewart has gone through many musical phases his career — R&B, bluesy rock, pop, disco and traditional standards — but one thing has remained constant: his love of performing. Stewart is one of the world’s most successfully enduring live touring acts. From his early 1960s beginnings in the R...
  • MS MR's darkly colored pop is a 'Fantasy' for fans

    MS MR's darkly colored pop is a 'Fantasy' for fans

    The indie dream pop duo of Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow – better known by band name MS MR – has been compared numerous times to better known music act Florence And The Machine. It's a fair comparison on the surface, as both acts share a similar passion for electronic orchestrated melodies and...
  • HAIM keeps it all in the family while making music and more

    HAIM keeps it all in the family while making music and more

    HAIM is a San Fernando Valley raised band that's made up of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. The oldest of the sisters, Este, plays the bass. Middle sister Danielle is the lead singer and guitarist. Alana, the youngest of the trio, plays guitar and keyboards. All three of them can rock...
  • Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea channel the '60s in 'Problem' music video

    Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea channel the '60s in 'Problem' music video

    Pop singer Ariana Grande premiered the music video for her single "Problem" on Friday (May 30). In the retro-styled clip, she and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea channel the wild '60s era. "Problem" is the lead single from Grande's forthcoming sophomore album. On bass-heavy dance track, she tries to...
  • Enrique Iglesias combines classic ballads with hot new hits in concert

    Enrique Iglesias combines classic ballads with hot new hits in concert

    If you had to describe the songs of Enrique Iglesias in one word, it would probably be “sensual.” With a multitude of best-selling romantic ballads to his name, Iglesias has proven time and time again throughout his career that he is a singer for the ages. The son of well-known crooner Julio...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: Nico & Vinz conquer America with 'Am I Wrong'

    Emerging artist spotlight: Nico & Vinz conquer America with 'Am I Wrong'

    Newcomers Nico & Vinz have one of the summer’s big early hits with "Am I Wrong," an infectious pop tune with vibrant instrumentation and vocals that have a distinct Sting feel. What’s the story behind the up-and-coming duo? Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery are truly global artists. Based out of...
  • Bella Thorne serves up some fun in 'Call it Whatever' music video

    Bella Thorne serves up some fun in 'Call it Whatever' music video

    Budding teen queen Bella Thorne premiered the music video for her single "Call it Whatever" on Thursday (May 29). In the retro clip, she puts on a show for the boy of her eye in a '50-styled diner. "Call it Whatever" is the lead single from Thorne's debut album of the same name. She is most known...
  • Jennifer Lopez and model David Gandy burn up the desert in 'First Love' video

    Jennifer Lopez and model David Gandy burn up the desert in 'First Love' video

    Pop singer Jennifer Lopez premiered the music video for her single "First Love" on Thursday (May 29). In the black-and-white clip, she burns up the desert in steamy scenes with British model David Gandy. "First Love" is the latest single from Lopez's forthcoming album "A.K.A." For the first time...
  • Lana Del Rey: A retro songstress from the dark side

    Lana Del Rey: A retro songstress from the dark side

    Lana Del Rey is a mysterious figure. The somber bombshell arrived on the scene as a creation rather than a person, like Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, or Prince. Her name, her lips, and her backstory were all obviously chosen as accessories to her character (although Lana admitted only to creating the...
  • Justin Bieber is, above all, a performer

    Justin Bieber is, above all, a performer

    Behind the celebrity and the brand of Justin Bieber, there is still a musical artist. It's true that the Biebs captures more attention these days for his off-stage shenanigans than for his music — but there was a time when the same could be said of Elvis, Michael Jackson, or Justin Timberlake. Fame...
  • Following sexuality revelation, Sam Smith announces American tour dates

    Following sexuality revelation, Sam Smith announces American tour dates

    For Sam Smith, this has been a week of big announcements. After revealing in an interview that his debut album In the Lonely Hour was inspired by his unrequited love for another man, the acclaimed British singer/songwriter has now announced a series of American concert dates beginning in September...
  • Lorde's rich voice brings honest angst to the stage

    Lorde's rich voice brings honest angst to the stage

    Onstage, Lorde fulfills her role as the anti-pop star. Instead of filling the stage with over-choreographed dance numbers, the teenage vocal star twitches and jerks unattractively like Joe Cocker. The world hasn't seen such bad dancing since Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" jerked her thumbs. She's...
  • Demi Lovato lets it go

    Demi Lovato lets it go

    "She's growing into who she is and she's finally accepting her own strength and magical powers. Instead of hiding it, like she's done all her life, she's letting it go and embracing it." Demi Lovato made that statement in an interview about her decision to record a cover of "Let It Go" from the...
  • Lady Gaga spins a sweet spectacle onstage

    Lady Gaga spins a sweet spectacle onstage

    "Unlike Madonna, who engages in similar, but decidedly chillier, over-the-top theatrics, Gaga invests her spectacles with an undeniable sweetness and heart." So said Frank Scheck, of The Hollywood Reporter, in his May 14 review of Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The PopART Ball tour. Spectacle, of course, is...
  • 'The X Factor' U.S. winners Alex and Sierra premiere debut single 'Scarecrow'

    'The X Factor' U.S. winners Alex and Sierra premiere debut single 'Scarecrow'

    Music duo Alex and Sierra won "The X Factor" U.S. series late last year and now their debut single is finally out. They premiered the folk-pop track "Scarecrow" on Tuesday (May 27) with a cute lyric video featuring puppets. Real-life couple Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton competed on the third season...
  • The best and worst moments on Mariah Carey's 'Me. I Am Mariah' album

    The best and worst moments on Mariah Carey's 'Me. I Am Mariah' album

    Queen Mariah is back with her 14th studio album, the unfortunately-titled Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which hit stores this week and is a leading contender to land at No. 1. Carey’s powerful vocals and the record’s wide variety of R&B elements make it one of her strongest albums in...
  • Rihanna reigns as the naughty princess of pop

    Rihanna reigns as the naughty princess of pop

    Rihanna, the platinum-selling Barbadian songstress, is as famous for her off-screen antics as for her chart-bending musical career. She is more than a media darling, though. Her glamour is tempered with grit, her fierceness with vulnerability. She is at the top of her game and she is winning. Riri...
  • One Direction delivers the musical goods

    One Direction delivers the musical goods

    One Direction is a wildly successful London-based boy band that's been busting the charts wide open since 2010. Although it's hard not think of the Beatles when you hear the phrase "British boy band," One Direction is more akin to the Monkees — they're a manufactured group rather than an organic...
  • Pharrell announces European tour dates and Spike Lee-directed webcast concert

    Pharrell announces European tour dates and Spike Lee-directed webcast concert

    Pharrell Williams, the hottest force in popular music right now, has revealed a series of European concert dates in support of his new album ‘Girl,’ plus a live concert in New York City to be directed by Spike Lee and streamed on YouTube. Pharrell’s June 3 show at the Apollo Theater is part of the...
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