1. Janet Jackson Says No to 'X Factor'

    March 02, 2012 9:30 AM EST Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne -- the reported candidates for the two open judges' spots on Fox's "The X Factor" keep rolling in. But one of those artists apparently isn't interested: Jackson has taken herself out of the running…

  2. Watch: Odd Future's Adult Swim 'Loiter Squad' Trailer

    February 27, 2012 6:10 PM EST Things never seem to stop for Odd Future . After several teasers, and much anticipation, the rap collective release the full-length trailer for their Adult Swim show, "Loiter Squad." Check it out above. "Loiter Squad," which features Odd Future honcho, Tyler, the Creator ,…

  3. 'Idol' Drags Out Top 24 Announcement, Reveals First 14

    February 23, 2012 11:40 AM EST "American Idol," the land of prolonged, dramatic pauses and shattered dreams. Wednesday night (Feb. 23), the singing competition announced the first 14 of its Top 24 finalists that will move on to the live shows starting next week. Along the way, we were treated with Randy Jackson,…

  4. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  5. Tyler, The Creator is a Centaur in Odd Future's 'Rella' Video

    February 21, 2012 4:25 PM EST Odd Future has dropped the official video for "Rella," directed by OFWGKTA member Tyler, the Creator under the alias Wolf Haley, on Tuesday (Feb. 21). "Rella," which features verses by Tyler, Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis , is off of the group's upcoming LP "OF…

  6. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Saturday. Remembering Whitney • SLIDESHOW: The…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Down to 42 in Sin City

    February 17, 2012 10:40 AM EST For the second straight year, "American Idol" rolled in to Las Vegas for a few days of sun, fun and... oh yeah, cuts. Lots and lots of cuts. Perhaps it's the way the producers have set up some of this season's clips, but the eleventh season of "Idol" may truly be…

  8. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. The evening was spread out over two hours,…

  9. Adele's Manager Talks Grammys, Tour, 'Rumour Has It' & 'Glee'

    February 14, 2012 6:05 PM EST Adele was the obvious frontrunner for virtually all of her nominated categories at Sunday's Grammy Awards, and sure enough, she won all six. But her manager, Jonathan Dickins, refused to let the hype feel like a guarantee. "I would hate to be presumptuous, thinking we were going…

  10. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  11. All Original Guns N' Roses Members Will Be at Rock Hall Induction

    February 14, 2012 10:45 AM EST Keyboardist Dizzy Reed: "It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool." Whether the group plays together or not remains to be seen, but it appears there will be some sort of reunion of Guns 'N Roses ' original lineup at the Rock and…

  12. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 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 surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Set Fire To The Rain"…

  13. How Karmin & Other Viral Stars Turn YouTube Covers Into Major Label Deals

    February 11, 2012 9:00 AM EST For Karmin, it took 36 cover-song videos to go viral. The Boston-based pop duo set up its YouTube account, Released by Samples 'N' Seconds/Fairfax/Universal Republic (except in the United States), Australian singer/songwriter Gotye's summer 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used…

  14. Adele Sings (in Public) for First Time Since Surgery: Watch

    February 10, 2012 1:00 PM EST Here's a bit of good news for the music industry and fans alike: Adele 's voice is fine. More than fine, actually, and in a "60 Minutes" preview aired Friday morning on "CBS This Morning," the soul-pop star sang three verses -- a cappella style -- of her hit song…

  15. 'Idol' Hollywood Night 2: Down With the Sickness

    February 10, 2012 10:30 AM EST Let's be real here -- nothing of note really happened on "Idol" Thursday night. True, it was an hour-long show, and sure, the always-important selection of groups for the always-entertaining Group Round took place. But really, what happened ? First, we learned that last night&…

  16. Earl Sweatshirt Returns, Drops New Song 'Home': Listen

    February 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST After over a year of "Free Earl" chants and exhaustive speculations and investigative reports -- via Facebook stalking and family commentary -- OFWGKTA' s Earl Sweatshirt has returned. Not only is he back, but he released a new song "Home" for the occasion. And, no,…

  17. Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt Free at Last?

    February 08, 2012 9:02 PM EST Earl Sweatshirt seems to be free at last. Chants of "free Earl!" accompanied much of the early buzz and mystique surrounding Odd Future , the Los Angeles hip-hop collective that broke big in 2011. The teenage MC, whose "Earl" video became a viral hit, disappeared as the…

  18. Steven Tyler Defends National Anthem Performance

    February 03, 2012 1:20 PM EST NORTH GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Steven Tyler says he meant to sing the national anthem like that. The Aerosmith frontman and "American Idol" judge endured plenty of jabs after his rendition of the anthem at the AFC Championship game last month, but Tyler says he doesn't…

  19. 'American Idol' Caps Off Auditions in St. Louis

    February 03, 2012 12:20 PM EST St. Louis was the Gateway City both literally and metaphorically last night. As the final stop on the "Idol" audition tour, the St. Louis auditions were the gateway to a better place: Hollywood Week. And after three weeks of (mostly) lackluster episodes, a change sure could do "…

  20. Super Bowl Predictions & Plans: Musicians Discuss The Big Game

    February 02, 2012 2:20 PM EST Super Bowl XLVI is fast approaching, and all the minutia that comes with it -- the Madonna halftime performance, the bank-breaking commercials, the thousands of gatherings across the country, and, oh yeah, the Giants-Patriots game -- will be soaked in by millions of viewers across the globe.…

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