1. Meet Holychild, Your New Indie-Pop Obsession

    October 14, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Los Angeles-based duo has earned blog buzz with a handful of slicing pop tunes. Two years after Liz Nistico and Louie Diller started writing music together as college kids in Washington D.C., the duo that comprises holychild is still going at it alone -- that is, the group is not signed…

  2. Fiona Apple Heckled, Fights Back at Tour Opener

    October 04, 2013 7:56 PM EDT Fiona Apple had a bit of a tough time during the start of her new tour in Portland Thursday night (Oct. 3), which devolved into a flurry of expletives and heckling at one point of the show and left the alt-rocker visibly frustrated. According to The Oregonian , Apple's set at…

  3. Keith Urban Lights a Creative Fire With 'Fuse'

    September 05, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Urban takes creative risks on first album since vocal scare. "I really enjoyed just not having a clue. What did George Harrison say? 'If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.' It was very much that kind of liberation for me" If a…

  4. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  5. Lorde Hypnotizes At First U.S. Show: Live Review

    August 07, 2013 1:22 PM EDT "Pretty soon, I'll be getting on my first plane," goes the opening of the second verse in "Tennis Court," Lorde's biting ode to the trappings of fame. When the 16-year-old slowly delivered the line midway through her performance at New York's Le Poisson…

  6. Fiona Apple Announces Tour With Blake Mills

    July 29, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Fiona Apple returns to the road this fall with a collaborative series being dubbed "Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple and Blake Mills." This announcement comes nearly a week after Apple unexpectedly released the stunning music video for "Hot Knife," directed…

  7. Fiona Apple Cuts 'Hot Knife' Video With Paul Thomas Anderson

    July 24, 2013 7:42 PM EDT Fiona Apple has resurfaced with a new music video for “Hot Knife,” a track from her 2012 album, “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”. Directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who has also worked with Apple…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  9. Sara Bareilles, 'The Blessed Unrest': Track-By-Track Review

    July 16, 2013 1:43 PM EDT When Sara Bareilles' 2010 album "Kaleidoscope Heart" debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, the achievement proved that the "Love Song" singer-songwriter was not a pop personality to underestimate. The California native could have very well drifted off into…

  10. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Live downtown complex (June 28-30), the…

  11. Beyoncé Shines On U.S. Tour Launch In L.A.: Live Review

    June 29, 2013 3:36 PM EDT “She brought it all and turnt it up!” “She brought it all and turnt it up!” That was just one in a litany of comments buzzing up and down the aisles following Beyoncé’s bar-raising performance at L.A.’s Staples Center last night (June 28). The sold-out concert marked the launch of the U.S.…

  12. Avenged Sevenfold Announces 'Hail to the King' Album

    June 27, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Rock group will play a special Hollywood show on the eve of the album release. Avenged Sevenfold has announced that its sixth studio album, "Hail to the King," will be released on Aug. 27 on Warner Bros. Records. The veteran rock band revealed the information through an online…

  13. Kanye West: How the Rapper Grew From 'Dropout' to 'Yeezus'

    June 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT The college dropout is now an icon. Read up on Kanye's musical journey to "Yeezus." It's been nearly a decade since Kanye West--elite artist and at times social pariah--released his debut album "The College Dropout," a soulful multi-platinum album. Since then…

  14. Rebecca & Fiona, 'Union': First Look

    May 08, 2013 1:14 PM EDT With commentary from the girls, five things to look for in the first clip from the Swedish duo’s sophomore album. CODE’s favorite bottle blondes are back. Rebecca & Fiona’s second single and clip from their as-yet-untitled sophomore album -- following up the dreamy psychedelic dance-pop…

  15. Talib Kweli, 'Prisoner of Conscious': Video Track-By-Track

    May 07, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Two years after "Gutter Rainbows" (2011) peaked at No. 7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Talib Kweli delivers his fifth studio album, "Prisoner of Conscious." "Prisoner of Conscious" went through "different changes" before it's release. It's…

  16. Talib Kweli, 'Prisoner of Conscious': Exclusive Album Stream

    May 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Close to a year after the release of his "Attack The Block" mixtape, Talib Kweli delivers his personal fifth studio album, "Prisoner of Conscious" (May 7). Kweli, who is known to tackle social and political issues, digs deeper and delivers rhymes filled with…

  17. Whitney Houston Tribute: Jessica Sanchez Sings 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2013 5:00 PM EST To remember Houston on the sad anniversary of her passing, watch Jessica Sanchez sing Whitney's 1992 smash as part of a week-long tribute that also includes Melanie Fiona and Chrisette Michele. Remembering Whitney • Photos: Whitney Houston's Life • Video: Chrisette Michele&…

  18. Whitney Houston Tribute: Melanie Fiona Sings 'One Moment in Time'

    February 13, 2013 12:10 PM EST To remember Whitney Houston on the anniversary of her passing, watch Melanie Fiona sing Whitney's ballad 'One Moment in Time' as part of a week-long tribute that also includes Chrisette Michele and Jessica Sanchez. Remembering Whitney • Photos: Whitney Houston's Life •…

  19. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 4 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 11, 2013 2:45 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. Breakbot and Irfane's "Baby I’m Yours" at Carmen Marc Valvo Breakbot’s psychedelic pop medley perfectly…

  20. Whitney Houston Tribute: Chrisette Michele Sings 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

    February 11, 2013 12:00 PM EST To remember Houston on the sad anniversary of her passing, watch Chrisette Michele sing Whitney's 1987 smash as part of a week-long tribute that will also include Melanie Fiona and Jessica Sanchez. Remembering Whitney • Photos: Whitney Houston's Life • Photos: Michele's…

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