1. Katy Perry's Future 'Prism' Hits: Industry Picks

    September 09, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Attendees to Capitol Records' listening party at Solo in New York Thursday (Sept. 5) predict a string of hits from Katy Perry's forthcoming album 'Prism' While Katy Perry's "Roar" growled its way to the Billboard Hot 100 summit last week, radio program…

  2. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Album Preview: 10 Things You Need To Know

    September 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT All the song titles, collaborators and lyrical tidbits we can share following a New York listening session of the new album. Hours after Katy Perry released her "Roar" music video to the world at large, the pop superstar unveiled the majority of her hotly anticipated third…

  3. Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 29 Label: RCA Records For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album, "Wrapped in Red," due Oct. 29. The album, produced by Greg Kurstin, will feature original songs ("Underneath the Tree…

  4. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  5. John Mayer Returns With New Album and a Duet With Katy Perry

    August 19, 2013 1:15 PM EDT John Mayer knows all too well the power of having a duet with Katy Perry, his girlfriend of the last year, among the tracks on his new album, "Paradise Valley," due Aug. 20. "When you first read the reports about [the duet], you'll think that it's a gimmick ... I…

  6. Angel Haze Reveals 'Epic' Track With Sia on Finished 'Dirty Gold'

    August 05, 2013 5:00 PM EDT There's a light at the end of the tunnel for Angel Haze's debut album, "Dirty Gold," with the Detroit-bred MC revealing at Lollapalooza that she wrapped the set a month ago with plans to release a single this month. Haze, who has spent time in the studio with Marcus…

  7. Katy Perry Announces 'Prism' Album With Golden Truck

    July 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Perry will return with "Prism" in October, she announced via an unexpected viral campaign. Katy Perry is making a statement -- with a semi-truck. An enormous golden truck with "Katy Perry - Prism - 10-22-13" emblazoned on its sides, top and back was spotted in Los…

  8. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

  9. Selena Gomez's Back Catalog: Her Top 10 Pre-'Stars Dance' Highlights

    July 19, 2013 11:58 AM EDT For a pop star still a couple days away from drinking age -- she turns 21 on Monday, so get your birthday cards ready this weekend -- Selena Gomez has already amassed a fairly impressive back catalog, having released three full-length albums with her former backing band The Scene as well…

  10. Smallpools Talks 'Ridiculously Quick' Ascent and 'Dreaming' Single

    July 09, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The new group's four-song debut EP is due July 16 through RCA Records. When 2013 began, Smallpools weren't even a band. Seven months later, the group still hasn't played a live show, but has been signed to a major label, and its debut single is gaining traction at radio.…

  11. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

  12. Restless Heart's Greg Jennings Reflects On Career Via New Greatest Hits LP

    June 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Revisiting some of the band's biggest hits In the midst of their 30th anniversary tour and celebration, Restless Heart has just released "Playlist: The Very Best of Restless Heart," via RCA/Legacy. Guitarist Greg Jennings says that the release comes at a fortunate time. “It’s…

  13. Rising Brother-Sister Trio Taylor Made Keep Music in the Family

    June 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “A huge part of the reason I do what I do is for my family” Family harmony is something that has long had a place in the pages of country music history -- going back to its beginnings. One act that is doing their part to carry that tradition forward is brother-sister trio Taylor Made.…

  14. Ne-Yo on Beyonce's Album: 'They're Still Trying to Figure Out What They Want That to Be'

    June 19, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Talks working with Celine Dion and Jay-Z: "I heard some of the new stuff. It's amazing. With Jay-Z it's hard not to be amazing" Ne-Yo may be one of the busiest musicians in 2013. From supporting his late 2012 release "R.E.D.," his David Guetta/Akon single …

  15. 3OH!3 Breaks Down 'Omens' Track-By-Track: Video

    June 18, 2013 5:24 PM EDT "Omens," the brand new album from Colorado party starters 3OH!3, comes out today (June 18) via Atlantic, and members Sean Foreman and Nat Motte sat down with Billboard to discuss each of its songs. For the dance/rap duo that first hit with 2008's "Don't Trust Me,…

  16. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    June 10, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "Bakersfield," a new collaborative project from Vince Gill and steel guitar virtuoso Paul Franklin. The album serves as a tribute to the…

  17. Serena Ryder Recovers From Depression Bout, Scores Chart-Topping Hit

    June 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "There was a long period of time that I had to spend at home and try and get my shit back together," says re-energized singer. "Stompa," Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder's muscular pop-rock single and lead track from her forthcoming album "Harmony,"…

  18. Victoria Justice On Debut Album: 'It's Time For Me To Reintroduce Myself'

    June 06, 2013 11:43 AM EDT Nickelodeon actress has switched attention to music, hopes to release album this year. Victoria Justice says her upcoming Summer Break Tour with fellow Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will be "one final hurrah for all the 'Victorious' fans," and a transition point into a…

  19. Beyonce Premieres New Track 'Standing on the Sun' Live

    June 02, 2013 12:50 PM EDT On Friday night (May 31), Beyoncé gave fans another taste at her new music. During a concert in Antwerp, Belgium (part of her massive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour), she performed a song called "Standing on the Sun" live for the first time. "We're gonna do something just…

  20. Kelly Clarkson Saves The Misfits in 'People Like Us' Video: Watch

    May 28, 2013 10:50 AM EDT "We are all misfits living in a world on fire," Kelly Clarkson belts on her latest single, "People Like Us." And in the song's proper music video, which premiered on Tuesday (May 28), the pop star saves said misfits from a lack of color, in a "Pleasantville…

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