1. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  2. Michael Jackson's Biggest Chart Thrills

    November 30, 2012 9:05 AM EST On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Thriller,' a look back at the late King of Pop's most memorable chart reigns. • EXCLUSIVE: How 'Thriller' Changed Music • REVIEW: 'Thriller' At 30, Track By Track • GALLERY: Michael Jackson's Life In Photos As…

  3. Michael Jackson's Duet Partner Siedah Garrett Talks 'Bad25'

    November 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST There's a moment in Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary "Bad25" that Siedah Garrett - co-writer of "Man in the Mirror" and the late Jackson's duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - particularly favors. "When Michael said…

  4. Kelly Rowland Enlists Jam & Lewis for 'Year of the Woman'

    November 19, 2012 6:35 PM EST "I think that it's probably the most vulnerable I've been on a record," the R&B star says of her new music Kelly Rowland is not just excited about "Year of the Woman," her upcoming fourth studio solo album, she's can't-stop-smiling happy about it.…

  5. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from singing to dabble in rap (under the name…

  6. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven "Two Eleven,"…

  7. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 31, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Released exactly 25 years ago today (August 31), "Bad" -- the multi-platinum tour de force that was FLIP TO SIDE 2: 'Man in the Mirror' + 'Dirty Diana' 6. "Another Part of Me" With classics such as "We Are the World" and "Man in the…

  8. Aug. 27, 2011: Katy Perry Scores Record Fifth No. 1 From 'Teenage Dream'

    August 27, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A year ago today, the star tied Michael Jackson's mark for the most No. 1s from an album. A year ago today, Katy Perry tied Michael Jackson 's record for the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s from an album. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," the fifth single from her album "…

  9. Brandy Talks 'Wildest Dreams' Single, Possible Drake Collabo, & Touring with Monica

    August 23, 2012 2:00 PM EDT After spending the years since 2008's "Human" largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy is making a strong return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven "Two Eleven" (Oct. 16, RCA Records…

  10. First Listen: Breyon Prescott Previews Brandy's 'Two Eleven' Album in NYC

    August 21, 2012 1:05 PM EDT As Brandy preps her first release for RCA Records -- "Two Eleven" (October 16) -- Breyon Prescott, founder of Chameleon Records (which will jointly release the project with RCA) previewed tracks Monday afternoon at Germano Studios in NYC. Prescott had been wanting to work with the…

  11. Vocal Problems: Why So Many Artists Struggle To Stay at Full Volume

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Imagine Dragons has a hit single on rock radio and a hotly anticipated album hitting stores in less than a month. Too bad the group's singer can't utter a word. The Las Vegas alt-rock band's frontman, Dan Reynolds, underwent surgery in early August to remove a polyp on his…

  12. Brandy: Why Her Past, and Comeback, Are So Important

    July 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT His name was David. And boy, did I like him. He had to have known after the love letter I wrote him in the 7th grade which included lyrics from my favorite 90s R&B songs. The majority of the verses I used were from Brandy 's eponymous 1994 debut, specifically "Baby," "…

  13. Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne 'Ice' Collabo Leaks: Listen

    July 03, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Sounds like Kelly Rowland has got another hit under her garter belt with "Ice." Kelly Rowland Live Q&A The singer's first single off her upcoming fourth studio album leaked today (July 3), days after teasing the lyrics via Twitter. The slow winding song features both Ms.…

  14. July 2, 1988: Michael Jackson Makes Hot 100 History

    July 02, 2012 3:45 PM EDT On this date 24 years ago, the King of Pop achieved a chart first. Only Katy Perry has matched the feat since. Twenty-four years ago today, on July 2, 1988, Michael Jackson made history on the Billboard Hot 100. On this date, the late King of Pop claimed his fifth No. 1 on the list from his…

  15. Brandy to Release 'Two Eleven' Album in August

    June 21, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Brandy' s follow-up to 2008's "Human" will drop on Aug. 28, the singer announced via Twitter this week. The tweet , which has since been deleted (although the message is still viewable on her Facebook page ), read simply "Two Eleven 8/28." The "Two Eleven…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  17. Alan Jackson Scores Top Debut on Billboard 200, Adele's Back at No. 1

    June 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 20 years with his previous (and…

  18. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  19. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Roger Waters

    June 01, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen scores a No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours with $19.4 million in ticket sales reported from six cities on his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. Included are the first five markets on the European leg that kicked off in Sevilla, Spain on May 13 with 22,045 in…

  20. Rico Love Talks Working With Diddy, Rick Ross & Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself' Album

    May 29, 2012 2:05 PM EDT This month has been memorable for Rico Love. After celebrating his second win for Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Annual POP awards on May 10, Rico Love's latest effort, Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," debuted at No. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 1.7 million…

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