1. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  2. 2 Chainz to Tour With Pusha T in 2014

    December 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST Two of rap's more recognizable personalities are teaming up and going on the road in early 2014. This February and March, 2 Chainz will tour behind his sophomore release "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time," and he's bringing along fellow rapper -- and past collaborator -- Pusha T.…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. 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…

  5. Kanye West Signs with Adidas: Clothing Line Coming in 2014

    December 03, 2013 2:08 PM EST During a recent radio interviews, Kanye West’s been campaigning for platforms to get his ideas out particularly in the realm of clothing and fashion, but in the most politically incorrect way—by blasting elite couture houses like Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and sportswear titan Nike, who…

  6. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  7. Solange Talks 'Saint Heron,' Becoming A Label Owner

    November 22, 2013 3:35 PM EST It's been a busy year for Solange. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), she announced a partnership with Puma as the sneaker brand's new art director, updating the company's classic Puma Disc sneaker with a new Brazil-inspired line for women called Girls of Blaze. Solange is about to escape…

  8. Kelela Talks Saint Heron, R&B's Racial Politics & Working with Arca, Hudson Mohawke

    November 19, 2013 1:45 PM EST Less than a year ago, Kelela Mizanekristos — the Los Angeles-based, Ethiopia-descended R&B and electro pop singer — was working as a telemarketer, trying to make ends meet as an artist in a city inundated with them. She finally quit her day job last December after Solange, a fan,…

  9. Jhené Aiko Talks 'Sail Out' EP & New Wave of R&B

    November 11, 2013 10:47 AM EST Jhené Aiko, the first signee to No I.D.'s Artium imprint, makes formal debut with the new EP. From vegan cafe waitress to breakthrough artist. That's the short take on Jhené Aiko. But like most seemingly overnight sensations, there's a lot more to her story. Like the fact…

  10. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  11. The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti Makes His Move For Interactive Art

    October 31, 2013 6:42 AM EDT People listen - sometimes really carefully - to music, and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of rock band The Strokes, certainly appreciates that. But, he says, it's a one-way conversation. Moretti yearned to have more of an artistic dialogue with the public, so he started one outside the Rag …

  12. Jade de LaFleur, 'Blue Notes and Green Trees': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 28, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Jade de LaFleur, formally of R&B trio Sophia Fresh, has been garnering buzz with sneak peeks of her upcoming EP, "Jaded."  The emerging singer's soulful voice caught the attention of Solange Knowles, and toured with her for three years as her back-up singer. Jade is one…

  13. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Jared Leto & Kanye West

    October 25, 2013 1:16 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Jared Leto " alt="" align="right"> Jared Leto caught our eye as he hit the red caret at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton…

  14. Air Supply to be Entered Into ARIA Hall of Fame

    October 24, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Australian ‘80s soft-rock hitmakers Air Supply are to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell will be inducted during the 27th annual ARIA Awards , which will be held Dec. 1 at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre. Hitchcock was thrilled to hear the…

  15. The Best and Worst Dressed Artist of The Week: Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding

    October 18, 2013 2:33 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Jennifer Hudson " alt="" align="right"> Move over J-Lo, Jennifer Hudson showed off her sexy curves at the premiere of her latest movie ‘The…

  16. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  17. Christina Aguilera Delivers 'We Remain' for 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 01, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Anticipation reaches fever pitch for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack with the arrival of Christina Aguilera's "We Remain," a mid-tempo ballad that finds the singer tamping down the vocal gymnastics for a natural and forceful message of perseverance. …

  18. Kanye West Declares Himself the Biggest Rock Star of All, Blasts Designer Hedi Slimane

    September 23, 2013 8:14 PM EDT The BBC just released the first of four segments of an intimate conversation Kanye West had with interviewer Zane Lowe. The interview started typically enough, with West remarking on his 2013 album "Yeezus" -- on its recording process, his aims to subvert mainstream radio, how …

  19. Drake Reschedules 'Would You Like A Tour?' Dates

    September 20, 2013 1:56 PM EDT Drake is rescheduling some dates on his North American tour, Would You Like A Tour? The reschedule changes are  "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show," his reps say via press release. Drake's Family Message:…

  20. Sky Ferreira, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Arrested for Drug Possession: Report

    September 16, 2013 10:18 AM EDT Indie rock couple reportedly had heroin and ecstasy in their car. Here's a bummer to start your week: indie-pop starlet Sky Ferreira and DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith were reportedly arrested early Saturday morning (Sept. 14) in New York for misdemeanor charges stemming from…

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