1. Block B Are Carnival Creeps in 'Jackpot' Video: Watch

    April 15, 2014 11:23 PM EDT Enter the K-pop boy band's colorful world where edible scorpions and clown masks are paired with slick choreography Independent K-pop boy band Block B shows no sign of simmering their wild side with an ambitious new single, "Jackpot." Like their last single,  K-Pop Hot 100 Top…

  2. Queens of the Stone Age Get Rowdy in New 'Smooth Sailing' Video

    April 09, 2014 11:31 PM EDT Queens of the Stone Age's first Billboard 200-topping album "…Like Clockwork" may have dropped nearly a year ago, but Josh Homme and company are still going hard at getting the word out. The alt-rockers have dropped a new music video for the silky, seductive track "Smooth…

  3. 5 Seconds of Summer Goes Global - But They're Not The Next One Direction

    April 08, 2014 12:37 PM EDT "We're not a boy band -- we're a band," says the Australian pop-rock group's Ashton Irwin. "We wanted to stay under the radar for as long as we could -- now is the time for us to really show the world what we're about," says Ashton Irwin, the 19…

  4. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  5. Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Stevie Wonder Set for Montreux Jazz Festival

    April 03, 2014 2:43 PM EDT The 48th edition of the Swiss festival spans two weeks at some of Montreaux's most prestigious venues Switzerland's esteemed Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its 48th edition, and there's an impressive mix of old masters, modern buzz artists and an awful lot…

  6. DMX, Naughty By Nature & More Salute Hip-Hop On Masters of Ceremony Reunion Tour

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT Add another entry to this summer's national tour schedule: the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion. Featuring a master class of hip-hop artists—including DMX, Naughty By Nature, Rakim and Biz Markie—the tour kicks off July 11 at Miami's American Airlines Arena.   Das EFX, Big…

  7. Crayon Pop Unleashes Mind-Boggling, Non-Stop Dance Routine in 'Uh-ee' Video: Watch

    March 31, 2014 8:45 PM EDT Just try and keep up with Lady Gaga's touring mates After Crayon Pop's oh-so-viral choreography took them to the top of the K-Pop Hot 100  and landed themselves on Lady Gaga's tour , the quirky K-pop act returns with a new single, "Uh-ee," accompanied with a routine…

  8. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  9. Big Money Luxury Sneakers: The $1,000 Kicks Justin Bieber, John Legend and More Wear

    March 28, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Street meets chic as everyone from Pharrell to John Legend steps out in a new breed of luxury sneaks. Designer men's sneakers that are every bit as vibrant as the ruby-red Adidas Originals that Pharrell wore at the Academy Awards are blowing up thanks in part to their growing…

  10. Rewinding The Charts: Blondie's 'Rapture' Rules Billboard Hot 100

    March 28, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 33 years ago, Blondie brought 'Rapture' – and rap – to No. 1 "Debbie Harry doing rap disco may seem bizarre, but it works here. The production is expectedly slick and the playing is tight." Despite seeming bemused, Billboard praised Blondie's "…

  11. Jackie Chan's K-Pop Group JJCC Releases Debut Single 'At First': Watch

    March 24, 2014 9:45 PM EDT The quintet premieres with a mid-tempo R&B-pop release and special effects-heavy video As previously reported, Jackie Chan is trading in action-film stunts for artist management , beginning with K-pop boy band JJCC. The quintet officially released its debut single "At First"…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: Kaskade, Cyril Hahn, Felix Cartal and More

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Each Friday CODE presents the hottest new tunes in dance music. Listen to these cuts and have a dance party this weekend. Kaskade & Thomas Sagstad vs. Morning Parade, “Under The Stars” Self-releasing is the way of the future, at least it is for multiple Grammy-nominee Kaskade who gave…

  13. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  14. ScHoolboy Q, St. Vincent Added To Pitchfork Fest Lineup

    March 20, 2014 3:26 PM EDT The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival has rounded out its lineup, with an assortment of artists joining previously announced headliners Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar on Thursday (Mar. 20). Lamar's TDE cohort has joined this year's lineup, along with indie rock chanteuse St…

  15. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Priyanka Chopra and Dianna Agron

    March 14, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra brought a sexy pop of color to the red carpet in Mumbai this week. The singer, Guess Girl and Bollywood actress looked radiant at the HT…

  16. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Williams Gets 'Happy' With Jamie Foxx, Meryl Streep

    March 02, 2014 9:24 PM EST Pharrell Williams rocked out to "Happy" at the Oscars on Sunday, during which he went into the audience to shimmy -- literally -- with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the front row. With a black version of his now-signatureVivienne Westwood hat, Williams crossed…

  17. Kevin Fowler Relishes Being the 'Honky Tonk Guy' in the Texas Scene

    February 28, 2014 5:00 PM EST Kevin Fowler is back. The highly-esteemed Texas singer-songwriter returns to form with his new release "How Country Are Ya?" Set for release on Tuesday, he can't wait for his fans to hear the new music. With Texas music being a wide-open musical genre, The 615 asked Fowler…

  18. Drake Bell Talks 'Ready Steady Go!' Album: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    February 28, 2014 3:13 PM EST The former "Drake & Josh" star is readying a throwback album executive-produced by Brian Setzer. Drake Bell has no interest in becoming a conventional pop star in 2014. Instead, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" likens himself to a…

  19. TVXQ! Enchants With New Single 'Spellbound'

    February 27, 2014 10:41 PM EST The duo makes a strong case for 2014's best choreography in the accompanying video Just weeks after concluding promotions for K-Pop Hot 100 Top 10 smash "Something," K-pop royalty TVXQ! storms back on the scene with a follow-up single "Spellbound," off its…

  20. Girls' Generation, 'Mr.Mr.': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2014 10:38 PM EST With nearly 14 months away from the K-pop scene, Girls' Generation -- arguably one of the biggest girl groups in the world, not just in K-pop -- returning with a six-track EP might, at first, seem like a bit of a letdown. But on "Mr.Mr.," the group brings six strong tracks…

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