1. Exclusive: Que Premieres Ty Dolla $ign 'Standout' Song, Talks Career Start & Migos Rivalry

    August 13, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Que doesn’t say much ordinarily, although today is different. At DJ Drama's Means Street Studios, the Atlanta-bred rapper is ready to get a few things off his chest; and, it's beyond the right time. Que, born Quintin Square Jr., refrained from saying much when the smash hit "…

  2. Play on Brian Epstein's Final Night Makes London Debut

    August 05, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Monday’s (August 4) press night of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles , a play about the ill-starred manager who guided the Beatles to global domination, brought a warm response from an audience including such celebrities as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and Paul McCartney ’s brother Mike McGear…

  3. Rick Springfield Opens-Up On Writing, Religion, Sex & Suffering

    May 13, 2014 1:42 AM EDT When Rick Springfield arrives just before 4 p.m. for a soundcheck at the Barnes and Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square -- the location for a 7 o’clock acoustic performance and the first signing for his new book, "Magnificent Vibration" -- there are already several dozen fans in line.…

  4. Rich Homie Quan Denies He Had Seizures: 'I Fainted and Hit My Head'

    May 08, 2014 12:35 PM EDT In a statement, the rapper cites exhaustion and the Atlanta humidity -- and not drugs -- for his recent collapse in Atlanta On Tuesday afternoon, a day after his presence on XXL's Freshman Class cover was revealed, Rich Homie Quan came home to Atlanta to shoot the video for his single …

  5. Young Thug Is Still Signed to 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic, Says Source

    March 07, 2014 1:09 PM EST The Atlanta rapper preps collaborative project with Rich Homie Quan. Young Thug, 22, is one of rap's hottest new commodities. His Auto-Tune heavy song, "Stoner," rises 59-58 in its third week on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold 116,000 downloads, according to Nielsen…

  6. Allman Biopic Shuts Down Production After Train Crash Kills Crew Member

    February 27, 2014 8:06 PM EST Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train collided into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others. Savannah Film Office director William Hammargren said Thursday film producers had…

  7. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  8. Rich Homie Quan Talks New Mixtape, Shuts Down Def Jam Rumors

    November 26, 2013 4:55 PM EST In 2012, only a sprinkle of rap fans in Atlanta, much less the world, had heard of Rich Homie Quan. This year, no one could get away from his smash hit 'Type Of Way' – even Drake had to acknowledge, calling Quan's second street single the "song of the summer." Today,…

  9. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  10. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year's host Snoop Dogg and more made their…

  11. Christina Aguilera Records Song for New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    September 26, 2013 4:59 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will be on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Titled "We Remain," the track joins the previously released, sweeping piano ballad "Atlas," written and performed specifically for the follow-up by British band Coldplay, as well as The…

  12. Rich Homie Quan Talks 'Type of Way' Success & Career Start

    September 06, 2013 1:14 PM EDT About a year ago, independent label Think It's a Game nurtured the career of Trinidad James, prodding him into stardom off the strength of the single "All Gold Everything." Now, Think It's a Game is doing the same with Atlanta native Rich Homie Quan, who possesses a…

  13. Franz Ferdinand Take 'Right' Turn With Album That Almost Didn't Happen

    August 27, 2013 4:13 PM EDT Glasgow, Scotland, dance-rock act Franz Ferdinand is back with its first album in four-and-a-half years. But singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos admits the comeback almost didn't happen. "I met up with (bassist) Bob (Hardy) before we started this record and had a very forthright…

  14. Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Is Expecting A Baby

    August 16, 2013 3:06 AM EDT Nadine Coyle, vocalist with the record-breaking pop group Girls Aloud, is pregnant with her first child. The Irish pop singer shared the big news on her Instagram account, where she posted a picture with the caption: "I am having a baby." Coyle's management firm confirmed…

  15. Kylie Minogue To Be Honored With Australia's Top Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 5:02 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She joins a roll-call of past honorees that includes…

  16. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  17. Girls Aloud: A Whole Lotta Chart History

    March 21, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A look back at the U.K. group's biggest hits and successes. Girls Aloud's chart history in the U.K. is nothing short of stunning. The British quintet -- comprising Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh -- was a nonstop, all-pop hit-making…

  18. British Pop Group Girls Aloud Call It Quits

    March 21, 2013 8:05 AM EDT English-Irish chart-dominating pop outfit Girls Aloud are calling it a day. The reality TV-spawned girl group announced the news March 20 as their 10th anniversary tour wound-down at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. The five-some of Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and…

  19. Future: A Day in the Life At SXSW

    March 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT 'From the beginning, I treated myself like a superstar,' the Atlanta rapper says. Future would rather be known as a rock star, if anything. The Atlanta rapper rarely roams outside his comfort zone, his very own outer space. He chooses to stay secluded unless interacting with…

  20. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta to Vanquish Lounge to join in his…

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