1. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  2. Natalia Kills' 'Problem' Behind-The-Scenes Video: Exclusive Premiere

    August 05, 2013 2:01 PM EDT Take a look behind the creation of the U.K. pop talent's wild music video. Last June, Natalia Kills previewed her sophomore album "Trouble" with a darkly lit, fantastically stylish music video for the new track "Problem." As the album's Sept. 3 release date…

  3. f(x) Stay Quirky With Sophomore LP 'Pink Tape'

    July 30, 2013 8:41 PM EDT After becoming the first K-pop act to play SXSW, Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber are back with more spunky electro-pop. The spunky female quintet  f(x)—composed of Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—rose to higher international fame and made headlines the first half of…

  4. Tomorrowland, the World Cup of Dance Music: Review

    July 30, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Rain showers and cake, courtesy of Steve Aoki, don’t dampen the spirit of the world’s most international EDM festival. Steve Aoki is standing on a narrow platform, slowly rising above the crowd of over 20,000 before him, a cake in each hand. He goes up and up and up, seemingly unafraid of…

  5. LA Riots: Bringing DJ Stunts to New Heights

    July 25, 2013 11:51 AM EDT On a sunny summer Saturday, high over The Hamptons, DJ and producer Daniel “LeDisko” Linton (better known as LA Riots) took DJ stunts to new heights when he literally skydived into his DJ set at the notorious brunch dance party at Day & Night in Montauk, New York. When he’s not busy…

  6. Selena Gomez, 'Stars Dance': Track-By-Track Review

    July 23, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Although she's been in the public eye for over a decade as a child actress-turned-pop star, Selena Gomez has always come across as somewhat hard to decipher compared to her fellow ex-Disney peers. Sure, she has a very public relationship with Justin Bieber under her belt, and a…

  7. Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley Field, Debuts New Songs Despite Rain Delay

    July 20, 2013 3:10 PM EDT After the rain, PJ played until 2am, debuted two new songs from upcoming album, "Lightning Bolt," and singer Eddie Vedder crowdsurfed. What began at 8:20pm as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field on Friday (July 19) stretched into an…

  8. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  9. T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang Talk Historic Ryman Auditorium Debut

    June 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “Anytime you get a chance to be involved where there is so much history, it’s like being a football player and playing in a certain stadium that you’ve always loved." Husband and wife T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are about to make a little bit of musical history together. This Saturday…

  10. Palestinian Wins 'Arab Idol,' Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

    June 23, 2013 10:50 AM EDT The winner of the Arab Idol reality show can't stop adding titles. After winning the popular contest, singer Mohammed Assaf was named a special ambassador Sunday by the U.N.'s Palestinian refugee agency and the Palestinian president. On Saturday night, Assaf became the first…

  11. Eats Everything feat. Justin Martin, 'The Gettup': First Listen

    June 07, 2013 1:39 PM EDT The U.K. producer on his two-year ascent to house stardom, and his close musical relationship with fellow “idiot” Justin Martin. “Man, it’s hot,” exclaims Eats Everything, aka Dan Pearce, as much to himself as anyone around him. It’s early evening on Saturday June 1, and he’s standing under…

  12. Taylor Swift: Billboard Music Award Wins Were a 'Wonderful Feeling'

    May 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Country superstar talks about winning eight trophies and her personal highlights of BBMA night. The biggest stars in music lit up the stage of Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena for the Billboard Music Awards. But no one beamed brighter than Taylor Swift, who netted eight awards.…

  13. George Jones Honored at Stagecoach, Grand Ole Opry and All Around Nashville

    April 29, 2013 11:50 AM EDT A single candle was lit at Nashville's Ernest Tubb Record Shop, where only a handful of Jones CDs remained on the shelves Over the weekend following the passing of George Jones, the singer's voice could be heard all around classic country circles. Nowhere was the loss of Jones…

  14. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Jenni Rivera's Emotional Tribute, Romeo Santos' Dream Project + More Backstage Highlights

    April 26, 2013 1:55 AM EDT Tributes flowed for the late Jenni Rivera as the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ana Barbara and Romeo Santos took turns in the spotlight. Here's a taste of what happened behind the scenes at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. FULL WINNERS LIST SH*T HAPPENS: Rap duo Akwid…

  15. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  16. PSY Pays Tribute to Beyonce At South Korea Concert, Debuts 'Gentleman' Live

    April 13, 2013 12:47 PM EDT Popular K-pop acts G-Dragon, 2NE1 and Lee Hi joined PSY on-stage PSY made a major announcement last month (March) when he revealed he'd debut the follow-up to his global smash "Gangnam Style" at an April 13 concert in South Korea. While PSY ended up premiering his second…

  17. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  18. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  19. KING Talks New Album, 'In the Meantime' Single & Prince's Best Advice

    April 08, 2013 1:51 PM EDT KING, comprised of twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and friend Anita Bias, called forth collective sighs of fulfillment when performing at the dimly lit, The Sayers Club in L.A. on Tuesday (April 2). Their 30-minute long set was the first for the ladies since completing their…

  20. MS MR Talk Debut LP 'Secondhand Rapture,' Meeting Usher

    March 22, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York-based gloom pop duo MS MR are readying their debut album, “Secondhand Rapture,” for release on May 14 via Columbia and revealed the album’s artwork on Friday. The album was produced by the band’s Max Hershenow, with additional mixing and production from Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse…

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