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  • Iconic vocalist Darlene Love still provides a wall of sound

    Iconic vocalist Darlene Love still provides a wall of sound

    Darlene Love is an American institution. Since her earliest recordings as a solo vocalist and as part of The Blossoms (and sometimes ghosting as lead singer for The Crystals) for legendary and infamous record producer Phil Spector in the early to mid-'60s, Ms. Love has been a pivotal voice in...
  • Listen: Paris Hilton takes a serious stab at music once again on 'Come Alive'

    Listen: Paris Hilton takes a serious stab at music once again on 'Come Alive'

    Media maven Paris Hilton unexpectedly released her new single "Come Alive" on Monday (July 7). On the icy dance track, Hilton puts on her best pop star face on to deliver something surprisingly great. Hilton is no stranger to the music scene. She released her debut album Paris back in 2006 with the...
  • Taylor Swift predicts the future of music in Wall Street Journal op-ed

    Taylor Swift predicts the future of music in Wall Street Journal op-ed

    Pop-country superstar Taylor Swift is proving that her writing talents aren’t limited to tell-off songs about crazy ex-boyfriends. The singer got her George Will on when she published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on July 7 discussing the state of popular music. In the op-ed, the 2...
  • Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips make NSFW short film

    Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips make NSFW short film

    The friendship of Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has led to another collaboration, this time in the form of the trippy, unsettling, nudity laden short film “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain.” “Bodyrock” musician Moby gets in on the fun appearing as an Emperor Palpatine type...
  • Album review: Sia valiantly faces her demons on '1000 Forms of Fear'

    Album review: Sia valiantly faces her demons on '1000 Forms of Fear'

    Pop singer-songwriter Sia released her sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear on Tuesday (July 8). While her past records were under-the-radar, all eyes are on Australian artist this time around for the attention she's garnered penning hits for other pop stars. Sia saves the darker material for...
  • G.R.L. stirs up some trouble in 'Ugly Heart' music video

    G.R.L. stirs up some trouble in 'Ugly Heart' music video

    Pop group G.R.L. premiered the music video for "Ugly Heart" on July 1. After committing a tattoo parlor crime, the ladies of G.R.L. shake up a police station in the playful clip. G.R.L. was assembled by the The Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin. The group is currently working with pop producer Dr...
  • Actor-singer Jesse McCartney has thrived with a life in show business

    Actor-singer Jesse McCartney has thrived with a life in show business

    Jesse McCartney has been singing and acting for most of his life. At age ten, he was already a member of the national tour of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The King and I." The next year, he joined the ABC soap "All My Children" in the role of Adam Chandler, Jr., a part that earned him two...
  • Barry Manilow fans can wax nostalgic with a bevy of classic ballads

    Barry Manilow fans can wax nostalgic with a bevy of classic ballads

    It can be argued that after more than four decades of delivering some of the world’s most treasured love songs that Brooklyn, New York native Barry Manilow should be dubbed the Ballad King. Many of his most memorable songs, like his breakout single “Mandy,” “Could It Be Magic” and “Weekend in New...
  • B*Witched is back to cast a spell on audiences

    B*Witched is back to cast a spell on audiences

    If you listened to pop music in the late 1990s, there’s a good chance you heard the catchy song “C’est La Vie” by the Irish pop band B*Witched. So, what is the quartet up to these days? After appearing on a reality television show in the UK in 2013, B*Witched is back, and band members Sinead O...
  • Despite controversies, TVXQ still reigns as royalty of Korean pop

    Despite controversies, TVXQ still reigns as royalty of Korean pop

    At one point, pop boy band TVXQ were the biggest names in the Korean music scene. Whether known as TVXQ or Dong Bang Shin Ki or Tohoshinki – their name changed depending on the market they were in – the group was S. M. Entertainment's hottest property, the “Rising Gods of the East”. No one was more...
  • 'The Voice's' Judith Hill much closer than '20 Feet From Stardom'

    'The Voice's' Judith Hill much closer than '20 Feet From Stardom'

    Judith Hill was such a favorite on "The Voice" that NBC used her blind audition as the clip they sent out to media outlets to tease the fourth season of the hit reality show. From that moment on, she was considered a near-lock to win the competition. And her elimination was so shocking that it took...
  • Listen: Fifth Harmony flexes its indepedence on new single 'Bo$$'

    Listen: Fifth Harmony flexes its indepedence on new single 'Bo$$'

    The ladies of Fifth Harmony are back with the new single "Bo$$." The pop group premiered the attitude-packed track on Saturday (July 5). "Bo$$" is the lead single from Fifth Harmony's upcoming debut album. Like Ariana Grande before them, the group goes from girl to grown woman within a year with its...
  • Charli XCX overcomes Hilary Duff rejection to score with 'Boom Clap'

    Charli XCX overcomes Hilary Duff rejection to score with 'Boom Clap'

    It’s not often that an artist with two massive hit songs to her name, including one that’s been at #1 for six weeks and counting, is still fairly unknown to the public. But that’s what happens when your initial chart breakthroughs come as a featured artist on other artists’ songs. Charli XCX, the 2...
  • On the rise: Tinashe turns up in Billboard's Hot 100 top 40 with '2 On'

    On the rise: Tinashe turns up in Billboard's Hot 100 top 40 with '2 On'

    R&B singer Tinashe hits the top 40 for the first time with her single “2 On.” The club banger hit no. 40 on the Hot 100 chart this week, Billboard reported on Thursday (July 3). Tinashe first made her mark in the music industry as a member of The Stunners in 2007 but the group disbanded four...
  • Jessie Malakouti is reborn as Eden XO on 'Too Cool to Dance'

    Jessie Malakouti is reborn as Eden XO on 'Too Cool to Dance'

    Pop singer-songwriter Jessie Malakouti released her new single "Too Cool to Dance" on Wednesday (July 2) as Eden XO. Previously known for her music as Jessie and the Toy Boys, she is ready to step out once again under a new name and sound. Malakouti garnered fans worldwide as Jessie and the Toy Boys...
  • Midyear in review: The top six songs of 2014 (so far)

    Midyear in review: The top six songs of 2014 (so far)

    Now that July is here, it means half of the year is already gone. The first six months of 2014 brought about some great music from singers who returned to the scene to artists who are finally getting the attention they deserve. Some kept their sound consistent and others completely flipped the...
  • Ariana Grande is first confirmed performer for 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    Ariana Grande is first confirmed performer for 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    MTV has one less problem for its annual Video Music Awards shindig: Ariana Grande has been booked as a performer. The 21-year-old pop diva-in-the-making is the first act announced for the 2014 ceremony, which takes place on August 24 at the Forum in Inglewood. And she’s not keeping any secrets about...
  • Nick Lachey moves past boy band days to emerge as a winning solo artist

    Nick Lachey moves past boy band days to emerge as a winning solo artist

    Nick Lachey may have risen to success as a member of boy band 98 Degrees, but he has gone on to establish a performing, acting and hosting career on his own, turning the "boy band singer" label into a distant memory. Lachey has been a free agent for more than a decade, since the 2003 release of his...
  • Singer-actress Rachel Crow spreads her wings beyond 'The X Factor'

    Singer-actress Rachel Crow spreads her wings beyond 'The X Factor'

    Rachel Crow surprised national audiences when she placed fifth in the first season of FOX's "The X Factor" in 2011. Three years later, the upbeat young lady from Colorado has begun to build a career beyond just reality competition success, releasing a debut EP, appearing on several TV shows, and...
  • Unlike most '70s superstars, ABBA resists all calls to reunite

    Unlike most '70s superstars, ABBA resists all calls to reunite

    It wasn't quite the British Invasion of the 1960s, which involved timeless bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but ABBA managed to pull off a one-band Swedish coupe starting in the 1970s. Indeed, even before the band's formation, Benny Andersson was part of the pop group called The Hep...
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