1. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  2. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Tour: 8 Things to Expect

    January 16, 2014 3:13 AM EST After Miley Cyrus dominated 2013's headlines with shocking awards show moments on international stages -- twerking with teddy bears in Brooklyn, smoking a joint in Amsterdam and singing with space kittens in Los Angeles -- the possibilities are unlimited for what the singer will do on…

  3. Mac Miller, Rostrum Records Part Ways

    January 15, 2014 1:20 AM EST Mac Miller is apparently leaving Rostrum Records, the independent label that helped convert his hype as a mixtape whiz-kid into a chart-topper with his 2011 debut album “Blue Slide Park”. The Pittsburgh artist’s original contract with Rostum has expired, and won’t be renewed, according to MTV…

  4. Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI Over Gang Label: 'We're Going to Fight This to the Death'

    January 08, 2014 12:51 PM EST Insane Clown Posse is going to war -- legally -- against U.S. government agencies that have designated its fans, the Juggalos, as "a loosely affiliated hybrid gang." A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of…

  5. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 for a Fourth Week; Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:46 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a fourth week at No. 1 on…

  6. Rap Genius Gets Squashed by Google for Backlink Scheme

    December 27, 2013 2:23 PM EST Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme.  The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach , involved getting bloggers to insert…

  7. Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album & Staying Honest

    December 03, 2013 12:07 PM EST The actor/rapper has sold a comedy series, 'Atlanta,' focused on the music biz in his hometown, to FX. In mid-October, Donald Glover worried fans and observers with a series of Instagram photos of handwritten notes that outlined his various fears. "I'm afraid of the future…

  8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Deliver More Than Beats at Miami Concert

    November 27, 2013 1:42 AM EST On Sunday night, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won an AMA in the favorite rap/hip-hop album category for "The Heist," their game-changing opus. But while the AMA’s took place in Los Angeles, the duo’s live broadcast performance of mega-hit “Can’t Hold Us” came from the American…

  9. Sevyn Streeter Talks Upcoming 'Sevyn' Album & Working on Chris Brown's 'X'

    November 26, 2013 2:23 PM EST It's Sevyn Streeter's time. The singer-songwriter has penned hits for others and has been a part of two girl groups, but now, she's standing on her own. On her upcoming EP,  "Call Me Crazy, But…," out December 3, Sevyn is exploring the motions of a relationship,…

  10. A Tribe Called Quest Crushes 'Yeezus' Tour, in One of Their 'Final' Shows

    November 21, 2013 1:55 PM EST In August, ATCQ did our last show FOR Cali. It's only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started...NYC — QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) October 15, 2013 Roughly five weeks ago the most renowned member of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, shot that tweet out. He was referring to Wednesday night …

  11. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 7:14 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sell around 240,000 to 250,000 by the end of…

  12. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 13, 2013 3:34 PM EST Lady Gaga's new album "ARTPOP" is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the diva's latest release to sell around 260,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Nov. 17. That sum should be enough to take over the No. 1 slot…

  13. Lorde's 'Royals' Leads Hot 100, Lady Gaga's 'Dope' Debuts At No. 8

    November 13, 2013 2:34 PM EST Meanwhile, Eminem's 'The Monster,' featuring Rihanna, lifts 3-2. Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, while new Billboard 200 leader Eminem rises 3-2 with "The Monster," featuring Rihanna. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga scores a…

  14. Lady Gaga's artRAVE Party: 'ARTPOP' Performance, Flying Dress & Costumes Galore

    November 11, 2013 5:47 AM EST Art and pop converged at Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Sunday night just as Lady Gaga had envisioned it, but nearly 70 minutes after fans expected her. At around 12:45 a.m. Monday morning (Nov. 11), Gaga took the steps in front of a larger-than-life sculpture of…

  15. Falling in Reverse Frontman Plots 'Therapeutic' Tour With Band That Fired Him

    November 06, 2013 10:10 AM EST Ronnie Radke says there was not a lot of drama in putting together next year's joint tour of his current band, Falling In Reverse, and his former group, Escape The Fate. "I just woke up one day and thought what better therapeutic way to forgive somebody and get over something than…

  16. Lady Gaga, 'ARTPOP': Track-By-Track Review

    November 05, 2013 5:43 PM EST 0 While most mainstream musicians care deeply about both the details of their music and the way that music is presented to the world, Lady Gaga is the hardest-working artist in pop music because she makes absolute certain that every inch of her craft evolves and innovates. Her…

  17. Lady Gaga Streams 'ARTPOP' on iTunes Radio

    November 05, 2013 11:08 AM EST Lady Gaga's hotly anticipated new album "ARTPOP" began streaming in full on iTunes Radio on Monday night (Nov. 4), exactly one week before the full-length hits retailers on Nov. 11. Click here to hear the new album in its entirety. "US fans can listen to ARTPOP now on ‪…

  18. Lady Gaga Splits With Manager

    November 04, 2013 7:55 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope" at the YouTube Music Awards. Showbiz411 first reported…

  19. YouTube Music Awards: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga Highlight Gleefully Messy Show

    November 03, 2013 8:28 PM EST Lindsey Stirling, Avicii, and Earl Sweatshirt also rocked the off-kilter production. Sometime between Macklemore asking if he could keep a stranger's infant and an award winner's name being hidden in the middle of a cake -- or, wait, maybe in between Lindsey Stirling flying…

  20. M.I.A. Finds Peace On 'Matangi' Album: 'It's A Bit Emo In Places'

    November 01, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Boundary-pushing artist rides out battles with the NFL, her child's father -- and herself -- with fourth studio effort. By 2010, M.I.A. had a top 10 single, a gold-selling album, an Academy Award nod and a Grammy performance under her belt. What she didn't have, however, was…

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