1. Lauryn Hill's Sony Music Deal Revealed During Tax Proceeding

    April 23, 2013 2:46 PM EDT R&B star may avoid prison time by cashing in on $1 million label deal. Most people can't avoid serious tax evasion charges by signing a $1 million record deal, but then again, most people aren't Lauryn Hill. The former Fugees star has reportedly inked a new deal with Sony…

  2. Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Sentencing Delayed

    April 22, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Hill did not comment as a federal judge pushed the hip-hop star's sentencing date back to May to allow her more time to pay restitution. A federal judge postponed Lauryn Hill's tax evasion sentencing on Monday but not before scolding the eight-time Grammy-winning singer for…

  3. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 2: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Mother Nature has been less than kind to Miami's festival-goers this weekend, dousing the city Friday (March 22) and delivering scorching temps on Saturday (March 23). Even the shaded stages -- the Carl Cox and UMF Worldwide -- felt dangerously hot at times. Water vendors were out in…

  4. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 23, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Avicii, Afrojack, a hint of Daft Punk, and more from Friday. Ultra attendees faced less-than-stellar weather as Weekend 2 kicked off, but no amount of rain could put a damper on fans' excitement. Despite the late afternoon downpour and heaps of humidity, crowds cheered as they…

  5. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 2: 11 Things Seen and Heard

    March 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Zedd strips, Chuckie shouts, Porter Robinson rocks and Yeasayer make it awkward in Miami ... A Recap of Day 2 As if Friday's eight-hour opening day wasn't enough, Ultra Music Festival stretched from noon to midnight on Saturday, offering fans twelve jam-packed hours of…

  6. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 16, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Afrojack loses power, Swedish House Mafia heads toward its finale, AraabMUZIK and BoysNoize draw crowds As South by Southwest wraps up in Austin, Miami Music Week is just getting underway. Kicking off the festivities is Ultra Music Festival, now in its 15 th year but celebrating its first…

  7. Ultra Music Festival Sets To Watch

    March 15, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Find out what acts you can't miss during Miami's Ultra weekends. Some things are inevitable at Ultra: Slamming main-stage sets from artists like Afrojack, Kaskade and David Guetta. The occasional pop star drop-by (e.g., Madonna, Will.i.am). Lots and lots of neon. But every year,…

  8. Multiple Injuries Reported On Eve of Ultra Music Festival in Miami

    March 15, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Two workers were badly hurt ahead of this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival when a section of an LED screen apparently fell at the Miami site. According to the Associated Press, one worker was in critical condition, another serious. An Ultra Music Festival spokesperson says they're being…

  9. Mariah Carey Releases 'Almost Home' Video: Watch

    March 08, 2013 4:11 PM EST Almost a month after relasing "Almost Home," Mariah Carey debuts the David LaChapelle-directed video for Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" theme song. LaChapelle captures the singer belting the Stargate co-produced song, alone, while donning a beautiful black…

  10. Jimi Hendrix's 'People, Hell & Angels' Gives Final Taste of Unreleased Works

    March 06, 2013 3:28 AM EST Jimi Hendrix recorded everything. More than 40 years after his death, though, the tape is finally running out. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded…

  11. Mariah Carey Recruits The-Dream, Hit-Boy For New Album: Exclusive

    March 01, 2013 1:29 PM EST The singer says her new album will have a 'lot more raw ballads than people might expect.' "It's a lot to juggle, but I'm handling it," Mariah Carey says while driving to an evening studio session in Las Vegas for her new album. In town for the Vegas Week…

  12. Ultra Music Festival Lineup: David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii to Rock Miami

    January 04, 2013 6:05 PM EST As previously announced, Swedish House Mafia will end their "One Last Tour" at Ultra The first round of artists for this year's supersized Ultra Music Festival has been announced, with titans of electronic dance music including deadmau5, Tiësto and David Guetta all on board to…

  13. Uncle Kracker Takes Country Seriously on 'Midnight Special'

    November 19, 2012 4:50 PM EST Take a listen to "Nuthin' Changes," a cut from Uncle Kracker's new "Midnight Special" album, and you will hear a reference to a famous singer named Williams. But, it might not be the one you're thinking about. Sure, the Detroit native is a Hank Williams, Jr.…

  14. Whitney Houston's Unreleased Song, 'Never Give Up,' Debuts: Listen

    November 06, 2012 3:40 PM EST Whitney Houston can always be counted on to elevate and motivate. A week before the release of the late singer's greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston" (Nov. 13), one of its unreleased recordings, "Never Give Up," hits the '…

  15. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored with the single - at least initially. "…

  16. Whitney Houston Greatest Hits Due Nov. 13, TV Special Planned

    September 26, 2012 3:20 PM EDT The late Whitney Houston 's music career is due to be commemorated on a new greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston." The RCA Records effort, described in a press release from the label as the "first ever, definitive single disc"…

  17. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift,…

  18. Why Mariah Carey Released Three Versions of 'Triumphant' Single

    August 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT "Most people probably don't understand this, but you always play to what's best for the song," Randy Jackson says. With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During a Def Jam conference call with media on Aug.…

  19. Radio, On Its Own, Mines Adele's '21' for More Hits

    August 01, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no official push from Columbia Records, triple A radio is playing the set's 'I'll Be Waiting,' while mainstream top 40 is sampling 'Turning Tables.' As sales for Adele 's "21" continue at extraordinarily lofty levels, radio is digging into…

  20. Jason Aldean's 'Take a Little Ride' Bound for Big Chart Debut

    July 19, 2012 8:22 PM EDT Jason Aldean is on track to shake up Billboard's charts next week, as his new single, "Take a Little Ride," is selling big and making waves on the radio. Industry sources suggest that it may sell over 200,000 downloads by week's end on Sunday, July 22. "Take a Little…

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