1. Pharrell Williams to Perform AmEx 'Unstaged' Concert June 3 at NYC's Apollo

    May 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has been tapped to kick off the latest installment of “American Express Unstaged” live-streaming concert series, a partnership with Vevo and YouTube. Williams will play a special show at New York’s Apollo Theater on June 3 that will stream live at amexunstaged.com at 9:00 p…

  2. Cody Simpson Graduates High School, Calls Intelligence ‘Sexiest Thing’ During Speech: Watch

    May 24, 2014 2:29 PM EDT Cody Simpson may lead a busy life as a pop star, but that hasn’t stopped the 17-year-old artist from finishing high school. Cody Simpson Talks 'Surfboard' at Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch The “Surfboard” singer graduated as valedictorian from a high school in Atlanta on May 22…

  3. Sia Recreates 'Chandelier' for Ellen DeGeneres, (Who Starts Madonna Rumor in Intro)

    May 19, 2014 4:33 PM EDT Is Sia writing for Madonna's next album? On the May 19 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sia uniquely recreated her buzzworthy music video for "Chandelier." In DeGeneres' introduction of the performance, she said that Sia had "written No. 1 hits for…

  4. Ingrid Michaelson Embraces 'Intellectual Poppiness' on 'Lights Out' Album

    May 16, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Ingrid Michaelson says her new "Lights Out" release is her "most personal album yet." And, ironically, it's the one that's also the most collaborative. Michaelson created "Lights Out's" 14 tracks with 15 different co-writers and co-producers,…

  5. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  6. Comedy Issue: Tenacious D's Kyle Gass On Guitar Licks & Laughs

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT There has been an explosion in comedy music lately, but I think it always has been around.  If you went back to the ancient Greek satyr plays, I bet you they were playing some kind of janglies. Court jesters? They were definitely getting jingly and jangly. To me, comedy and music are not even…

  7. See Every Photo Drake Has Liked On Instagram

    May 14, 2014 11:57 AM EDT Sometimes it can be a bit of a pain keeping up with all the pics Drizzy Drake (@ champagnepapi ) double taps on Instagram, seeing that he's pretty active. NFL's Top Newcomers Select 'Happy,' 'The Man,' 'Draft Day' As Walk-Out Songs   Well have no fear,…

  8. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Univision Team Up to Find Ultimate Latino Boy Band

    May 13, 2014 10:11 PM EDT Univision and Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment have announced the creation of a new TV show called “La Banda” (The Band), in which contestants across North and South America compete to join the ultimate Latino boy band.  The show will search for contestants representing the Untied…

  9. Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    May 13, 2014 6:55 AM EDT Young hit the 1947 Voice-O-Graph to record "Crazy" live on television Neil Young and Jack White teamed up for a bit of show-and-tell on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," demonstrating to the host and viewers the method by which they made Young's new…

  10. Alicia Keys Is The New Face Of Givenchy Fragrance

    May 08, 2014 12:20 AM EDT Alicia Keys has been tapped as the new face of Givenchy Fragrance, the French label announced Wednesday. The Grammy winner shared her excitement on Twitter, writing: "So proud to be part of the @ParfumsGivenchy family! Much love & Divine engery! Love forever, Alicia." So proud…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Aldridge Flexes Muscle Shoals Sound on Debut Album 'Razor Wire'

    May 07, 2014 7:16 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Hannah Aldridge will release her debut album, "Razor Wire," on Tuesday (May 13). While she has had experience writing and performing before, putting it all together on a record of her own was quite an experience, as she tells The 615. "It was my first…

  12. Kim Kardashian Wants You to Know She and Kanye West Aren't Married

    May 07, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Did you hear Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have tied the knot? That they had a civil ceremony in the U.S. because they can't legally be married in France, where a lavish ceremony (with 1,600-plus guests!) will take place? That it's all going to be on "Keeping Up With the…

  13. Sia Taps 'Dance Moms' Star For 'Chandelier' Video: Watch

    May 06, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The fact that Sia is not starring in her "Chandelier" music video is not a surprise -- after all, the notoriously press-shy pop chanteuse declined to appear on Billboard's cover last fall without a paper bag covering her face. Instead, the "Chandelier" clip, which…

  14. Sugar Sammy Video Q&A: Canada's Hot Comic

    May 05, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy has grossed nearly $3 million on the road. That's a lot of laughs. Sugar Sammy sounds exceptionally relaxed for a guy set to hit the stage in an hour, especially since he's still at the furnished apartment he has rented in Old Montreal. After…

  15. Usher Brags About Lover's Under-the-Belt Techniques on 'Good Kisser'

    May 05, 2014 12:36 PM EDT After teasing fans with snippets, Usher releases his first single, "Good Kisser," off his eight studio album, and an accompanying music video. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More "Good Kisser" features Usher…

  16. CODE Picks of the Week: Jon Hopkins, Seven Lions and More

    May 02, 2014 4:04 PM EDT Jon Hopkins ft. Lulu James, "We Disappear" [Domino] Who died and made Jon Hopkins Radiohead? Fresh off being tapped for production duties by Coldplay, the British artist delivers a foreboding downtempo electronica gem on his latest single release. Seven Lions ft. Ellie Goulding, …

  17. Priyanka Chopra Preposterously Claims She Can't Make You Love Her In New Video

    May 01, 2014 5:37 PM EDT "I probably discovered it after some stupid boy broke my heart," Priyanka Chopra says about her new single. The assertion is just about as preposterous as the former Miss World claiming she can't make someone love her. But on her dance remake of Bonnie Raitt's classic…

  18. Nas to Headline Essence Festival Kickoff

    May 01, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Trey Songz, K. Michelle, Jazmine Sullivan also on the bill for the Essence "Now Playing" concert Nas has been tapped to kick off the 20th anniversary Essence Festival weekend as headliner of the Essence "Now Playing" concert. Being staged at the Louisiana Superdome in New…

  19. CODE First Play: Claude VonStroke, 'Urban Animal' Remixes

    April 30, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Claude VonStroke always has an ear to the ground for forward-thinking sounds, and the forthcoming remix package for his third album “Urban Animal” reflects it. The Dirtybird boss tapped Berlin-based Detroit product Jimmy Edgar to rework “Lay it Down Re-Smoked,” the bumping track by DJ Nehpets…

  20. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

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