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  • Edgy pop princess Erin Bowman discusses her dream collaboration and the '90s

    Edgy pop princess Erin Bowman discusses her dream collaboration and the '90s

    Erin Bowman already possesses all the ingredients needed to be the perfect pop princess: A vibrant presence; brightly colored, whimsical videos; a never-can-get-enough killer voice; and irresistible, upbeat songs that you just can’t stop singing along with. But then, when you sprinkle in that little...
  • Singer Celine Dion in concert: 'Taking Chances' in her live performances

    Singer Celine Dion in concert: 'Taking Chances' in her live performances

    Canadian singer Celine Dion brings much more to her live performances than solely what one hears on her albums. Exciting features concert-goers can enjoy from the pop singer who brought them “Taking Chances” include unexpected cover songs and full-piece orchestras. A classy performer Celine Dion is...
  • Electropop duo Cary Nokey release music video for 'B Who U R'

    Electropop duo Cary Nokey release music video for 'B Who U R'

    Electro-pop group Cary Nokey partnered with VIBE Magazine to exclusively premiere the conceptual music video for their critically-acclaimed single, “B Who U R,” on June 5. Cary Nokey is New Jersey native Rob Fusari’s first artist project since discovering and developing Lady Gaga in 2006. Since...
  • 'The Voice' star Jamar Rogers entertains and inspires with unique music

    'The Voice' star Jamar Rogers entertains and inspires with unique music

    Jamar Rogers is more than a singer. The unique pop-rocker who broke through as Team Cee Lo's semifinalist in season two of NBC's "The Voice" is not only musically impressive, he's personally admirable. Winning over Cee Lo Green with his version of The White Stripes' hit "Seven Nation Army," Jamar...
  • Tori Amos' talent remains unparalled

    Tori Amos' talent remains unparalled

    Tori Amos is the rare singer-songwriter to combine wide mainstream success and acclaim with a devout, cult-like following of core fans during her remarkable career. She has combined commercial success with intellectual vigor, as this eccentric piano prodigy continues to make hits her own way. As a...
  • New Found Glory: Spreading the word of pop punk since 1997

    New Found Glory: Spreading the word of pop punk since 1997

    Without question, New Found Glory are one of the most influential pop punk acts from the 2000-era pop punk scene. Hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, the band, which features former Shai Hulud frontman Chad Gilbert on lead guitar and vocalist Jordan Pundik, released their debut EP It's All About...
  • Colbie Caillat, a 'Bubbly' singer with a heartfelt message

    Colbie Caillat, a 'Bubbly' singer with a heartfelt message

    With more than 6 million albums sold worldwide and another 10 million singles purchased in kind, Colbie Caillat is one of the leading ladies in pop music today. Her breakout hit single, “Bubbly,” sent the Malibu, Calif. vocalist to the top of the charts and floated a career that has lauded her with...
  • Darren Criss: Portrait of a well-sung Wolverine who dazzles and inspires

    Darren Criss: Portrait of a well-sung Wolverine who dazzles and inspires

    University of Michigan alums carry distinct pride that one of their own has gone on to enjoy a much-deserved meteoric rise to fame. 2014 marks five years since well-sung Wolverine Darren Criss graduated from U of M’s prestigious theater program and co-founded his own theater company, StarKid...
  • Avril Lavigne morphs from skater girl to Canadian pop rock royalty

    Avril Lavigne morphs from skater girl to Canadian pop rock royalty

    Avril Lavigne has come a long way since getting her first taste of the spotlight back in 1999. At the tender age of 15, the young Napanee, Ont. native received her initial brush with fame, winning a local radio contest to perform a song in concert with her childhood idol, Shania Twain. The feisty...
  • George Michael forces change to become a songwriting legend

    George Michael forces change to become a songwriting legend

    When George Michael left the boy band Wham!, there was no telling how his solo career would go. However, no one might have imagined that he would quickly become one of the biggest stars in the music industry and was considered one of the finest song writers on the planet. However, that is exactly...
  • The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    If a band ever hated the success they achieved, it was The Monkees. While they were beloved by an entire generation, they were also considered a packaged band that was often seen as a joke. That made The Monkees a band that spent most of their careers fighting for legitimacy. The Monkees were formed...
  • The Pet Shop Boys are the greatest dance act in pop history

    The Pet Shop Boys are the greatest dance act in pop history

    The Pet Shop Boys, the British synth duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have become the greatest dance act in pop history if you measure by longevity and consistency. The Boys have been recording and performing since the mid-1980s, which is all the more remarkable considering that Tennant, a former...
  • PSY gets drunk with Snoop Dogg in wild 'Hangover' music video

    PSY gets drunk with Snoop Dogg in wild 'Hangover' music video

    K-Pop phenom PSY returned to the music scene on Sunday (June 8) with his single "Hangover." He steps out for a more hip-hop-leaning affair on the new track with rapper Snoop Dogg. "Hangover" is PSY's first major release since last year's single "Gentleman." Both tracks followed his worldwide...
  • 3OH!3 is one of the hardest working groups in America

    3OH!3 is one of the hardest working groups in America

    The success of Colorado based electronic pop duo 3OH!3 can be attributed to their relentless hustle. Formed in 2004 by Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, 3OH!3 released their self-titled independent debut in 2007. The album’s success led to the group being signed to Atlantic’s Photo Finish Records...
  • 'Boom Clap': The sound of Charli XCX's breakthrough single in the U.S.

    'Boom Clap': The sound of Charli XCX's breakthrough single in the U.S.

    U.K. singer-songwriter Charli XCX is making her mark in the the U.S. with thunderous love track "Boom Clap." Her song contribution to the film The Fault in Our Stars is currently sitting within the top 10 on iTunes' music store. Charli XCX has been putting out music since the release of her EP You...
  • My Chemical Romance leaves fans hoping for a reunion

    My Chemical Romance leaves fans hoping for a reunion

    Just after the turn of the 21st century, a rock band for the new millennium signed with Eyeball Records and made their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. My Chemical Romance brought punk rock and what some classified as an "emo" mindset to the table, but after four...
  • Lana Del Rey loves New York City and shuts down her haters on 'Brooklyn Baby'

    Lana Del Rey loves New York City and shuts down her haters on 'Brooklyn Baby'

    Indie pop singer Lana Del Rey premiered her new song "Brooklyn Baby" on Sunday (June 8). Instead of obsessing over bad boys and Hollywood, she sings her praises to New York City on the glowing rock track. "Brooklyn Baby" is the latest song to be premiered from Del Rey's forthcoming album...
  • Davy Jones: More than just a Monkee

    Davy Jones: More than just a Monkee

    Davy Jones (b. 1945) was born in Manchester, England, but became a pop sensation and television star throughout the world with the hit show, The Monkees, in 1966. He was every teenybopper's dream with his sweet voice, plaintive lyrics, and boyish good looks. But not everyone knows that he was a...
  • Singer-songwriter Dia Frampton successfully re-emerges as solo artist

    Singer-songwriter Dia Frampton successfully re-emerges as solo artist

    Dia Frampton had already experienced musical success as the lead singer of Meg & Dia, the band she formed with her sister Meg Frampton. At the height of their popularity, they had performed on the Warped Tour, released two albums under a deal with Warner Bros. Records, and their single "Roses...
  • Top concert tours of the week include Elton John, Kelis

    Top concert tours of the week include Elton John, Kelis

    Summer concert season is well underway, so there's no excuse for not getting off the couch and getting out to a show. The second week of June has plenty of awesome live concerts, including shows from an emerging rap star, an irresistible neo-soul and retro-pop act, and one of the most legendary...
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