1. Kanye West Announces 'The Yeezus Tour'

    September 06, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar will open on all but five dates on the 23-city tour of North America Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. "The Yeezus Tour," which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and…

  2. Audien featuring Michael S, 'Leaving You': First Look at Lyric Video

    September 04, 2013 10:58 AM EDT The 21-year-old DJ/producer offers a sassy, smiling send-off. Love songs are dancefloor staples, but hate songs aren’t always hands-in-the-air moments. In “Leaving You,” Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) has created an anthemic kiss-off, one that goes the extra mile in both concocting peak hour…

  3. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  4. Mariah Carey's 'Music Box' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT As far as Mariah Carey albums go, 1993's "Music Box" is awfully front-loaded. From the opening notes of "Dreamlover," which feature Mariah trilling in her signature whistle octave, straight into mega-ballad "Hero" and the take-it-to-church "…

  5. Kaskade, ‘Atmosphere’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:12 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 10        Label: Ultra Music Dance veteran Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, settled in to record his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, after a 55-plus-date mega-tour in 2012 that included a Staples Center sellout. “I was just burned out, I guess,” the DJ/producer says. “If I…

  6. Headhunterz Announces 'Explode' Tour, Following One Crazy Summer: Exclusive

    August 29, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Hopping from festival to festival, the hardstyle emissary teaches U.S. crowds how to dance -- at 140 BPM. On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, Willem Rebergen – known to his nearly 800,000 social media followers as hardstyle star Headhunterz – sat in the back seat of an otherwise empty…

  7. Miley Cyrus Unveils 'Bangerz' Album Cover

    August 25, 2013 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus invokes classic '80s album cover elements for the just revealed cover of her upcoming release "Bangerz." The "We Can't Stop" singer tweeted the "Bangerz" album cover Saturday night (August 24), with the note "you know the vintage YSL…

  8. Taylor Swift Suprises Staples Center Audience with Ellie Goulding Duet: Watch Here

    August 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Continuing her streak of famous friends hitting the stage with her, Swift came through with a buddy again. At this point, fans attending Taylor Swift's "Red" tour concerts expect a surprise guest. Recently she's brought out Cher Lloyd, Carly Simon, and duo Teegan and…

  9. Tina Turner Talks Touring With Oprah Winfrey: 'Tired of Singing and Dancing'

    August 23, 2013 10:10 PM EDT The 73-year-old star says the audience may have to embrace a less high-energy show for her to return to the stage. In a new episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," eight-time Grammy Award winner Tina Turner sits down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her recent wedding, career and why…

  10. Taylor Swift Surprises L.A. With Tegan and Sara: Watch 'Closer' Performance

    August 21, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Taylor Swift is on top of the world and her Los Angeles stop this week has proven that the sold-out "Red Tour" continues to thrill, entertain and surprise.  Fans got a major lift on Tuesday (Aug. 20) when Swift introduced indie pop duo Tegan and Sara at the Staples Center. The…

  11. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  12. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  13. Frank Ocean Hints At Chris Brown Fight on Earl Sweatshirt's 'Sunday': Listen

    August 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A week before its official release, Earl Sweatshirt shares a stream of his sophomore album, " Doris " (Aug. 20). One of the album cuts that's causing chatter is the Frank Ocean-assisted, "Sunday." After Earl talks relationship woes ("I don't know why it&…

  14. Nine Inch Nails Releases New Song 'Copy of A': Listen Now

    August 12, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails diehards are already familiar with "Copy of A," as the stark, electro track that's been the opening song at each of the band’s recent festival shows (including Chicago's Lollapalooza and San Francisco's Outside Lands). They premiered "Copy of A…

  15. Glen Campbell's 'Gift' to Fans: New Album 'See You There'

    August 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT This week marks the release of "See You There," a brand new collection of recordings from the legendary Glen Campbell, released on Surfdog Records. The collection -- which given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's Disease -- will likely be the final studio recording of…

  16. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  17. CODER Picks of the Week: Rudimental, Don Diablo, Teengirl Fantasy and More

    August 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Eric, Tshepo and Jacob have to say. Rudimental: “Feel The Love” (Woz Remix featuring Childish Gambino) [Big Beat/Atlantic] Based on the formula displayed here, it…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  19. Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines': Track-By-Track Review

    July 30, 2013 11:20 AM EDT Long a staple in the R&B world, Robin Thicke entered 2013 as an artist on the outer reaches of the pop landscape. While he wasn't entirely unknown to pop fans, considering he's had four singles crack the Hot 100, all to often he was known, rather condescendingly, as a poor…

  20. Vince Gill Takes on Merle Haggard: 'As a Singer… It's Almost Foolish'

    July 29, 2013 5:15 PM EDT On Tuesday, MCA Nashville rolls out "Bakersfield," the new collaboration between Vince Gill and Paul Franklin that pays tribute to the music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. On Friday, we took a look at the tracks that were originally recorded by Owens . In part two of our look at…

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