1. Kara Member Nicole Leaving in 2014, Another Possibly Following

    October 04, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Member Jiyoung is also contemplating leaving the popular K-pop girl group once her contract expires. Next year, longtime K-pop group Kara will look a little bit different. DSP Media, the quintet's label, revealed that 21-year-old member Nicole, a Los Angeles native, decided not to…

  2. Rihanna Twerks & Pole Dances In 'Pour It Up' Video: Watch

    October 02, 2013 3:09 PM EDT After teasing fans with risqué behind-the-scenes photos, Rihanna releases the video for her "Unapologetic" single, "Pour It Up." Rihanna's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits   | Twerk It: The Top 10 Booty-Popping Artists in Music The video, which she co-directed, captures…

  3. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  4. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  5. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  6. Britney Spears Unveils 'Work Bitch' Artwork & Co-Writers

    September 12, 2013 3:32 PM EDT Sebastian Ingrosso brings his Swedish House Mafia swagger to Brit's latest. We, as a society, are now four days away from the release of Britney Spears' new single "Work Bitch," and we, the pop queen's loyal subjects, have been bestowed with some more details…

  7. New York Fashion Week Runway Jams: Daily Songs Played at Spring Collection NYFW Shows

    September 07, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. MORE FASHION WEEK: 10 Epic FW Music Moments | Janelle Monáe Sings At Minkoff Show DAY 2:…

  8. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Ariana Grande & Pixie Lott

    September 06, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Ariana Grande The adorable young singer Ariana Grande looked precious at the 2013 Style Awards hosted by Nicole Richie at the Lincoln Center in New York City on September 4.…

  9. Kara Showcase a 'Full Bloom' on New LP and Rock-Inspired 'Damaged Lady' Single

    September 03, 2013 8:15 PM EDT Six years after the group's debut, Kara shows there's still room for experimentation with new album "Full Bloom" and singles "Damaged Lady" and "Runaway." The suits Kara wear in the promo photos for new album "Full Bloom" and the music…

  10. Chris Brown Concerts Canceled in Canada

    August 19, 2013 12:42 PM EDT The promoter of four Chris Brown concerts in Canada scheduled this summer says the events have been canceled. Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, said Monday that the decision was made after consulting with Brown and in light of his recent personal and health-related issues.…

  11. Goldfrapp Tells New 'Tales' After Feeling Rushed on Previous Album

    August 15, 2013 5:41 PM EDT Alison Goldfrapp will be the first to say 2010's "Head First" wasn't her band's best work. A product of pressure from her label Mute's then-parent EMI, the nine-track collection was a synth-coated ode to Olivia Newton-John-esque '80s pop that failed to…

  12. JC Chasez Introduces Girl Radical: Watch 'Just A Girl' Music Video (Exclusive)

    August 15, 2013 12:52 PM EDT The former *N SYNC member discusses the new girl group he helped create in this exclusive Q&A. JC Chasez has entered new terrain, taking on the role of a musical "dad" to the many members of his new female pop project. The former *N SYNC member and solo artist recently…

  13. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  14. Charlotte Church Rejects U.K. 'X Factor' Judge Slot, Says Show 'Kills Music'

    August 11, 2013 11:39 PM EDT Welsh singer Charlotte Church has taken aim at "X Factor" with the revelation that she turned down an offer to join the U.K. panel as a judge. The 27-year old classical and pop artist blasted the show, tweeting on Aug. 8, “I got asked to do the X Factor job. I’d rather poke my…

  15. Connor Cruise, 'Closer To Heaven': First Listen

    August 09, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Connor Cruise’s first foray into music production will not go without scrutiny: after all, it’s risky business for any child of a celebrity to pursue a career in the spotlight. But on his debut single, “Closer To Heaven,” Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's son appears to be making all…

  16. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After 10 Years

    August 07, 2013 2:21 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I've been judging "X Factor" for 10…

  17. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data was published yesterday (July 28), Avicii…

  18. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora

    July 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger rocked a burst of color on the red carpet for the London auditions of “The X Factor” at Wembley Arena on July 15, 2013 in London, England…

  19. 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…

  20. Liam Gallagher Allegedly Targeted in Love Child Lawsuit

    July 18, 2013 3:20 AM EDT When Liam Gallagher hits the headlines, it’s rarely about his music. The former Oasis frontman is in the news again thanks to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit launched by a music journalist who claims he’s the father of her child. Liza Ghorbani, a reporter who has published works in The New…

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