Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014 in New Jersey

Super Bowl Halftime Pay-to-Play Reports: Grammys Producer Weighs In

The NFL is making headlines this week for supposed pay-to-play negotiations with finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, reported to involve Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna. Ongoing negotiations notwithstanding, at least one veteran TV producer is questioning the halftime show's overall value to artists.
SPICA Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?': Video

SPICA Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?': Video

Backstage at KCON 2014, K-pop girl group SPICA played "How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?," in which Boa, Jiwon, Narae, Juyhun and Bohyung were quizzed on each other's ideal types, favorite songs and must-have beauty products.
Crossfaith, 2014.

Crossfaith, Phoenix & More Hit Japan's Summer Sonic

Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan devoted to international repertoire, was held Aug. 16 and 17 simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka. The event has recently seen industry-leading headliners like Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and this year the Arctic Monkeys, Robert Plant and Queen with Adam Lambert hit the stage.
Luke Bryan on the Billboard+Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Luke Bryan Rides 'Roller Coaster' to Top of Trending 140

Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" rode in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart on Aug. 18, thanks to a timely tweet from the country star. Bryan shared the lyrics to the track that day, causing the song to immediately jump to the top of the tally.
Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

After some rumors began floating around that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon would be divorcing in the next several weeks, Cannon himself confirmed that things are not great right now in his personal life. "There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months," Cannon told The Insider. "...My main focus is my kids.”
Tank performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival

Tank Is 'Stronger' Than Ever at No. 1

R&B singer Tank caps the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Stronger enters at No. 1 with just under 17,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
John Legend performs at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

John Legend Brings Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to Hollywood Bowl

"Trigger-happy policing": That line from Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" still speaks volumes -- especially in the wake of the ongoing racial tension in Ferguson, Mo. And John Legend also silently spoke volumes Wednesday night when he stood onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in white slacks and jacket accessorized by a black T-shirt emblazoned with two words in white: "Don't Shoot."

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