1. Hip-Hop Activist Talib Kweli on Ferguson: 'There Needs to Be an All-Out Revolution' to Change Racism

    September 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT I am a child of the civil rights movement. My parents met in 1969. They attended New York University together and protested the Vietnam War. My mother got into NYU thanks to a scholarship that was established in Dr. Martin Luther King’s name the year that he was murdered. Because my parents…

  2. Henry Mancini's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' & More Film Scores Coming to 9-CD Set

    September 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A nine-CD collection of 18 film scores by Henry Mancini will be released Nov. 18 by Sony Legacy in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the late composer's birth. Henry Mancini & More Oscar Winners on the Hot 100 Mancini's The Classic Soundtrack Collection includes all his…

  3. 10 Biggest 'Shake' Singles in Billboard Hot 100 History

    August 27, 2014 2:30 PM EDT After leaving country music in the dust and crafting her first unabashed pop single, Taylor Swift scored her second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Shake It Off." Aside from the fact that "Shake It Off" is an undeniable earworm, you can credit part of its…

  4. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Debuts At No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 27, 2014 12:03 PM EDT Swift's new single blasts in at No. 1, thanks to hefty sales, streaming and airplay. Plus, Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' vaults 39-2 following the premiere of its video. Taylor Swift rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with "Shake It Off."…

  5. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of the British capital. Listen to Lenny…

  6. Upstart Label ChiBase Productions Targets Worldwide Audience For African Music

    August 19, 2014 11:44 AM EDT As the ancestral home of American jazz and the blues, Jamaican reggae and Trinidadian calypso, the music of Africa has had a far-reaching influence on genres throughout the world. Yet contemporary African artists, with few exceptions, struggle to impact beyond the continent, or fan bases…

  7. Lindsey Stirling Partners With Maker Studios

    August 19, 2014 10:04 AM EDT Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling , whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times. The partnership will afford Stirling access to production…

  8. Ryan Adams, Jessie Ware & More Added to London iTunes Festival

    August 19, 2014 2:00 AM EDT Sam Smith, Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer & more already announced as headliners. Ryan Adams , Jessie Ware , Lenny Kravitz and another dozen-plus artists have been added to next month's iTunes Festival in London, joining previously announced headliners Maroon 5 , Sam Smith and 5…

  9. Jazz Legend Horace Silver Dead at 85

    June 18, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Jazz pianist Horace Silver , a progenitor of the style known as hard bop and whose piano riff in "Song for My Father" was the backbone of Steely Dan's biggest hit, died June 18 at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 85. Working with the drummer Art Blakey, he co-founded the…

  10. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

    May 26, 2014 7:25 AM EDT First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-dance star Sam Smith scored his third chart…

  11. The Best & Worst Dressed Artist of The Week: Kat Graham and Zendaya Coleman

    April 25, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Kat Graham Kat Graham, you do flirty spring style so well.  Rocking a colorful number, Kat snatched our attention at ELLE’s 5th annual Women In Music concert celebration on…

  12. The Best & Worst Dressed Artist of The Week: Solange Knowles & Justin Bieber

    April 18, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Solange Knowles Solange Knowles is truly a daring dresser. The singer can pull off bright color combinations and bold looks like no one else. However, she recently has been…

  13. Adam Levine Designs Women’s Fashion Line for Kmart With Fiance

    April 18, 2014 3:18 PM EDT Fashion industry experience may not be required to make a splash in it as a designer. Adam Levine proved this notion as he took on womenswear for Kmart. The Maroon 5 frontman is celebrating the launch of his new summer women’s collection for Kmart after the successful release of the menswear…

  14. Selena Gomez Launches Adidas NEO Summer Collection

    April 17, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Selena Gomez has officially launched her new Summer 2014 collection with Adidas NEO. Our thoughts on the new collection: totally rad. It’s not a shock the line is cool considering Gomez has recently been spotted hanging with Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace. Photos provided by Adidas The …

  15. Pharrell Williams’ 'i am OTHER' UNIQLO Line on Sale Now

    April 15, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Pharrell Williams recently cried tears of joy on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” while watching fan-made "Happy" videos . Aside from that infectious beat that seems to make the world a better place, the singer has an equally contagious sense of style. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams Rules…

  16. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

    April 11, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Taylor Swift Taylor Swift ditched the sparkly romantic look for an ultra sexy number at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,…

  17. Kanye West Announces June Release of Adidas Line: Watch His Speech from Germany

    April 08, 2014 3:09 PM EDT The first pair of Kanye West’s Adidas sneakers will drop this June, and will now be called the “YEEZi." The Vogue-fronting artist just finished flashing his unique swagger, performing for the Adidas Brand Global Conference in Germany. Kanye West Signs with Adidas: Clothing Line Coming in…

  18. The Best Dressed at the 2014 ACM Awards: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and More

    April 07, 2014 7:10 PM EDT The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off last night (March 6) from Las Vegas. From Taylor showing skin in a crop top, to Blake Shelton kicking it casual in jeans, country singers certainly brought their A-game to the show style-wise. Although not everyone made harmonious style…

  19. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  20. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

    April 04, 2014 5:18 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rita Ora Rita Ora looked white hot at the preview of The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Tuesday (April 1) in London, England…

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