1. Watch Fiona Apple Fight Her Brain in 'Every Single Night' Video

    June 12, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Snails, gators, octopus hats, a man with a bull's head. Fiona Apple 's new video for her single "Every Single Night" is an abstract, stream-of-consciousness stew of dreamlike imagery from the quirky singer. Apple sings in a particularly tortured fashion on the track, which…

  2. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  3. Big K.R.I.T., 'Live From The Underground': Track-By-Track Review

    June 05, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Big K.R.I.T. 's individual career moves -- specifically, the trio of full-length, critically acclaimed, uniformly great mixtapes that he released over the two years leading up to his Def Jam debut "Live From The Underground" -- have had their positives and negatives. 2010'…

  4. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

  5. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, Cosentino feels most relaxed in her native…

  6. Track Review: Fiona Apple, 'Every Single Night'

    April 30, 2012 8:30 AM EDT FIONA APPLE "Every Single Night" (3:33) Producers: Fiona Apple, Charley Drayton Writer: F. Apple Publisher: FHW Music (ASCAP) Clean Slate/Epic Records One thing can be said for the elusive Fiona Apple: She lets the voices in her head speak, even if the words that come out don't…

  7. Track Review: Fiona Apple, 'Every Single Night'

    April 30, 2012 8:30 AM EDT FIONA APPLE "Every Single Night" (3:33) Producers: Fiona Apple, Charley Drayton Writer: F. Apple Publisher: FHW Music (ASCAP) Clean Slate/Epic Records One thing can be said for the elusive Fiona Apple: She lets the voices in her head speak, even if the words that come out don't…

  8. Listen To Fiona Apple's New Single, 'Every Single Night'

    April 23, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Fiona Apple 's forthcoming album may have a 23-word title attached to it, but the first single from the beloved singer-songwriter's fourth album is short, sweet and simple. "Every Single Night" was released on Monday morning (Apr. 23) and previews "The Idler Wheel is…

  9. Chart Juice: Fat Joe Returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    April 13, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Fat Joe nabs his fourth career top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Another Round," featuring Chris Brown , rises to No. 8 from No. 11. The song becomes the Bronx Bomber's first top 10 since "Make It Rain" made a splash (No. 6 peak) in 2007.…

  10. Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Label

    April 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Q-Tip , the New York hip-hop legend and former leader of A Tribe Called Quest , has signed to Kanye West 's G.O.O.D. Music imprint on Def Jam Recordings. His fourth solo effort, tentatively titled "The Last Zulu," will be released through the label in 2013. Q-Tip joins a roster…

  11. Fiona Apple Plots North America Summer Tour

    April 09, 2012 10:50 AM EDT To support her long-awaited fourth album, "The Idler Wheel…," Fiona Apple has plotted a 27-date headlining trek that kicks off on June 19, the same date as her album release. The reclusive singer's upcoming run will include a stop at Randall's Island in New York for the…

  12. Chart Juice: Melanie Fiona Notches First No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 06, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Melanie Fiona earns her first No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her two-week old "The MF Life" (2-1). It's the first album to reach No. 1 without debuting in the top slot since Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascended in its seventh chart week in January 2011. …

  13. Fiona Apple Shares 'Idler Wheel' Release Date, Art, Track List

    April 02, 2012 8:25 PM EDT Fiona Apple 's return will come on June 26, the singer revealed on her Facebook page on Monday. Her fourth album, the ambitiously titled "The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do," will offer 10 new…

  14. Album Review: Melanie Fiona, 'The MF Life'

    April 01, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Melanie Fiona The MF Life Producers: various Title 9/SRC/Universal Republic Release Date: March 20 At the start of her second album, in the face of men who are treating her much worse, Melanie Fiona declares, "This time I'm doing much better." "The MF Life," it seems,…

  15. Chart Juice: LoveRance Rises 'Up!' to Top 10

    March 30, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Just one week after Kirko Bangz earned his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Drank In My Cup" in its 31st week, marking the lengthiest rise to the top tier for a rap song since 2009, newbie LoveRance's "UP!," featuring IamSu and…

  16. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the rest of the Billboard 200's top 10, …

  17. 'Hunger Games,' Shins and Odd Future Are Top 10 Bound

    March 23, 2012 7:38 PM EDT The just-released "The Hunger Games" soundtrack seems to be on a steady course for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that the album will sell at least 175,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, March 25. Adele's "…

  18. Chart Juice: Kirko Bangz Earns Long-Awaited Top 10 With 'Drank In My Cup'

    March 22, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Houston-born rapper Kirko Bangz earns his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as his second charted single, "Drank in My Cup," advances 13-10. "Drank in My Cup" enters the top tier in its 31st week, a rare showing of a long chart climb culminating…

  19. J. Cole Enlists Melanie Fiona For Upcoming Album

    March 22, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Expect to hear more from J. Cole and Melanie Fiona in the near future as they join forces for Cole's upcoming sophomore album. Melanie Fiona Used 'MF Life' Delay To Bring In Nas, Drake, J. Cole Aside from their collaboration, "This Time," off her sophomore album, …

  20. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack is set to debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. The multi-artist album should sell at least 150,000 to 170,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 25 -- easily enough for a No. 1 entry. If it…

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