1. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Grabs U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper,' One Direction Narrowly Denied Top Album

    December 23, 2013 2:07 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) narrowly held off…

  2. Gimme Five: AJR Lists Their Favorite Songwriting Artists

    December 16, 2013 5:23 PM EST From Sia to Simon & Garfunkel, check out the brothers' biggest songwriting influences. AJR will bestow fans with an early stocking stuffer later this week, as their five-song "6foot1" EP will be released on Dec. 20. After being endorsed on Twitter by Sia and championed…

  3. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Special Takes a Trip To An Alternative Universe

    December 06, 2013 4:39 AM EST What to do when faced with the holiday season in the midst of a bloated timeline that leaves the world of "Glee" in June when it’s December for the rest of us? Take a mallet to the pesky remaining fragments of the 4th wall, smash it to hell and have Jane Lynch introduce a…

  4. Gimme Five: Leona Lewis' Favorite Christmas Movies

    December 03, 2013 11:45 AM EST Check out the U.K. songstress' list of holiday staples -- and an explanation of her love for Macaulay Culkin. Tuesday (Dec. 3) marks Leona Lewis' long-awaited return to U.S. retailers, as the "Bleeding Love" singer has offered "Christmas, With Love," her debut…

  5. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Life's a Fantasy In Playful 'Puppet' Episode

    November 29, 2013 1:22 AM EST A puppet episode is far from revolutionary in the TV landscape -- "Community," "30 Rock" and "Angel" all had a go long before Glee got felt -- but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. "Puppet Master" is pretty straight-forward in that it’s about…

  7. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Ninth Week

    November 27, 2013 11:30 AM EST The song just barely holds off Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, at No. 2, for a third week. Plus, Passenger rides into the top 10 with "Let Her Go" Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, keeping Eminem's …

  8. Stephen Kardynal Drops Hilarious Parody of 'Wrecking Ball': Watch

    November 27, 2013 5:02 AM EST Nobody does Miley Cyrus quite like Stephen Kardynal. The parody practitioner has dropped a Chatroulette video of himself crawling around his lounge mimicking Cyrus’ performance of “Wrecking Ball” – with hilarious results. Clad in a white jocks-and-singlet combo, the hirsute funny-guy goes…

  9. 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…

  10. K-Pop Star G-Dragon Wins Four at 2013 MAMAs

    November 25, 2013 6:13 AM EST South Korean pop star G-Dragon won four awards, including the artist of the year honor, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Honors mostly remained close to home at the local equivalent of the MTV Music Video Awards, which this year featured such international artists…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: The Team Hit All the Right Keys In Billy Joel 'Movin' Episode

    November 22, 2013 5:58 AM EST This week we learn about confidence by way of Billy Joel. Faced with Sue completely ignoring careers in the arts at the school’s first annual career fair, Schue has the club celebrate Billy Joel, an artist who struggled to become a legend when the world was against him. Two of McKinley’s own…

  12. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better Tomorrow." The process has made him…

  13. 'Glee' Recap: The 'End of Twerk' Episode Not As Bad As It Sounds

    November 15, 2013 3:00 AM EST An episode with a title like “The End of Twerk” sounds like a Glee recipe for disaster, but by all miracles this week skirted the line of absurd, touching, and managed to advance multiple character narratives. The last is especially a feat in the world of Glee, and if the audience has to…

  14. Britney Spears Documentary to Air on E!

    November 14, 2013 12:50 AM EST Britney Spears is getting her own documentary. E! will air a 90-minute TV special, "I Am Britney Jean," on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m., chronicling the next chapter of the singer's career as she preps for her two-year Las Vegas residency. The cable network will air an encore…

  15. Gimme Five: Paris Hilton Lists Her Favorite Current Dance Hits

    November 12, 2013 5:55 PM EST From Martin Garrix to Fatboy Slim, see who made the DJ's cut. When she's not releasing happy-go-lucky singles on her new label home, Cash Money Records, Paris Hilton is a jet-setting DJ, with a residency in Ibiza that she will repeat next year. Hilton has played shows on nearly…

  16. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Episode Spells a Return to Fun

    November 08, 2013 1:22 AM EST Plus, Adam Lambert shows up to "Marry the Night" Even with weeks of buffer from the Cory Monteith memorial episode, the latest show has you dreading the elephant in the room right from the opening line, “and that’s what you missed on Glee.” Healing takes time, but this episode…

  18. Tori Kelly Moves 'Foreword,' Releases 'Dear No One' Video

    November 06, 2013 1:13 PM EST Tori Kelly's second EP, "Foreword" (Capitol), debuts at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 16,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Those numbers are a far cry from January 2012, when Kelly was performing at Los Angeles' Room 5. "It has kind of a cafe vibe,…

  19. Gimme Five: Cassadee Pope's Favorite Voices (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT "The Voice" winner lists the people whose voices shaped her life and career. Before Cassadee Pope guided her first major-label album, "Frame By Frame," to a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 earlier this month, the singer was a contestant on the third season of NBC'…

  20. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

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