1. Track Review: Luke Bryan, 'I Don't Want This Night to End'

    October 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT LUKE BRYAN I Don't Want This Night To End (3:39) Producer: Jeff Stevens Writers: Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Atkins, Ben Hayslip Publishers: Various Capitol Nashville There are a lot of aspects of "I Don't Want This Night To End," the second single off Luke Bryan &…

  2. Rick Ross Suffers Second Health Scare; Reportedly in Stable Condition

    October 14, 2011 11:50 PM EDT Rapper Rick Ross was reportedly hospitalized in Alabama on Friday evening after suffering two medical scares in six hours that required planes to be diverted. The first scare came Friday afternoon as Ross was on a Delta Air Lines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., where…

  3. Love Ballads Sweep Into the K-Pop Hot 100

    September 02, 2011 3:15 PM EDT As the heat of summer gradually diminishes and the crisp cool of fall approaches, slower love songs that best fit the new season are making a strong push onto the K-Pop Hot 100 chart. It seems fans are switching their mp3 playlists stacked with buoyant dance songs to those filled with…

  4. DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, "I'm On One"

    June 10, 2011 10:00 AM EDT DJ Khaled has become the master of not rapping on or producing songs where he gets top billing. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing-the Terror Squad DJ-turned-hip-hop impresario has the clout to unite rap's biggest names for blockbuster clinics in braggadocio. "I'm on One,…

  5. Maná, "Lluvia al Corazon"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT "Lluvia al Corazón," Maná 's latest single that has topped Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, enshrines the Mexican rock band's signature sound from beginning to end. The song starts off with Fher Olvera's characteristically husky voice singing over a clean…

  6. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 'Femme Fatale'

    April 06, 2011 10:30 AM EDT B ritney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson .…

  7. Country Singer-Songwriter Mel McDaniel Dies at 68

    April 01, 2011 1:22 PM EDT M el McDaniel , a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter with hits like "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" and "Louisiana Saturday Night," has died. He was 68. Darleen Bieber of Schmidt Relations, the publicity firm for the Grand Ole Opry, confirmed on Friday…

  8. Sultan & Ned Shepard Featuring Nadia Ali, "Call My Name"

    April 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Nadia Ali's voice is one of dance music's most unmistakable: alternately husky and girlish, the Pakistani-American vocalist possesses a haunted drone that seems to match the electronic beats over which she's usually singing. DJ/producers (and Harem label heads) Sultan and Ned…

  9. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 11:27 AM EDT F erlin Husky , a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, hall spokeswoman Tina Wright said. He had a…

  10. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 24, 2011 11:56 PM EST "American Idol" season 10 finally has its top 24. After weeks of auditions and a drama-filled Hollywood round, judges Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson unveiled the two dozen finalists who will face off for fans' votes starting next week, adding 19 more future…

  11. Atomic Tom, "The Moment"

    November 30, 2010 12:06 PM EST Atomic Tom scored a hit in the viral video world when the band used its iPhones to perform the song "Take Me Out" on a New York subway car. For its full-length debut, "The Moment," the group fuses electro-pop with classic British rock, revealing that it can be equally as…

  12. Lee DeWyze, "Sweet Serendipity"

    October 28, 2010 4:00 PM EDT With "Sweet Serendipity," "American Idol" season 9 champ Lee DeWyze delivers a debut that suits both his musical influences and vocal style. The 24-year-old Illinois native's husky yet soulful voice fits nicely into Top 40 pop-rock fare, as he describes his journey…

  13. Singing Dog Proves Auto-Tune Makes Anyone Sound Good

    October 06, 2010 3:35 PM EDT If Mishka the YouTube Husky hadn't already won you over with her well-known singing videos, her latest release -- a video of her Auto-Tuned howling, created using the LaDiDa iPad application -- will do the trick. The dog proves that if she can sound good using Auto-Tune, so can everyone…

  14. Seal, "Commitment"

    October 01, 2010 3:48 PM EDT With roots in Britain's house music/rave scene, Seal has also migrated into pop and dance during his career. Then in 2008, the singer/songwriter detoured into R&B on the uneven album "Soul," turning his husky baritone loose on such classics as "A Change Is Gonna Come.…

  15. Justin Bieber Reveals Dark Side in 'CSI' Spot

    September 07, 2010 6:34 PM EDT Don't be fooled by Justin Bieber's boyish looks and sweet demeanor. The 16-year-old pop star could be a killer, if you believe the commercial teasing his upcoming appearance on "CSI." Justin Bieber to Guest Star on 'CSI' In the 15-second spot, a husky voiceover…

  16. Love Is All, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries"

    March 26, 2010 1:30 PM EDT If Quentin Tarantino ever sets a movie in Scandinavia ("Kill Bjorn?" "Reservoir Huskies?"), then Sweden's Love Is All should be a shoo-in for the soundtrack. The band's third album, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries," combines garage rock rawness with cute…

  17. Jaheim, "Ain't Leaving Without You"

    March 05, 2010 3:21 PM EST Jaheim showcased his ability to ride an uptempo party groove on his recent hit, "Ain't Leaving Without You," but the suave crooner's bread and butter has been slow serenades. Right on cue, "Finding My Way Back" is quintessential Jaheim. A melancholic guitar riff…

  18. Beach House, "Teen Dream"

    February 12, 2010 3:01 PM EST Baltimore-based dream-pop duo Beach House continues to master its craft of producing ethereal melodies and reverberating background instrumentation on its third album (and Sub Pop debut), "Teen Dream." The result displays a level of songwriting only hinted at on previous albums. The…

  19. Sade, "Soldier of Love"

    January 29, 2010 4:00 PM EST Suave production? Check. Heart-piercing lyrics? Check. Sensual, husky-voiced singer? Check. Those are just some of the things Sade fans can expect from the group's new album, "Soldier of Love." The release is Sade's first new material in 10 years, but the act hasn't…

  20. Sade Unveils 'Soldier' Album In New York

    December 15, 2009 3:46 PM EST Sade, the R&B group featuring vocalist Sade Adu, will release its first collection of new material in almost ten years , "Soldier of Love," on Feb. 8, 2010 through Epic Records. The singer/songwriter, looking as youthful as ever in a black, silk pant suit and her staple slicked…

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