1. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  2. J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Will Feature TLC

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  3. Little Mix, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony: Which Pop Group Will Rule The Summer?

    May 23, 2013 3:15 PM EDT 0 Vote now! Following a year in which pop groups like One Direction, the Wanted and fun. made notable leaps to stardom, the summer of 2013 promises to raise the profile of a new batch of radio-friendly collectives. Three up-and-coming groups -- Little Mix, Emblem3 and Fifth…

  4. Perhapst, 'Revise Your Maps': Exclusive Song Premiere From the Decemberists' John Moen

    May 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Portland musician John Moen is best known these days as the Decemberists' drummer, but the's been a behind-the-scenes force in the city's music scene even longer. From seeing local heroes like Wipers during the 80s, to drumming for Steven Malkmus, Elliott Smith, and Robert…

  5. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

  6. Fantasia Talks 'Side Effects of You' Album & Confidence

    May 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Strong sales and musical identity propel the 'Idol' winner's fourth album. As the "American Idol" final four tuned up for another showdown recently, season-three winner Fantasia found herself back in the spotlight as well. That's because her fourth album, "…

  7. Is Kanye West Releasing New Album In June?

    May 02, 2013 11:27 AM EDT Update: Wilson retracts Def Jam's confirmation.   Clarity: Kanye West album release date has NOT been confirmed. Apologies to Chris Atlas. — Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) May 2, 2013   Kanye West returned to Twitter today (May 2) to announce the release date of his sixth studio album…

  8. LeAnn Rimes Returning with 'Spitfire'

    April 29, 2013 8:54 PM EDT Collaborators on the upcoming album include Rob Thomas, Jeff Beck and Alison Kraus. LeAnn Rimes is going to heat things up on her new album. The country star's "Spitfire" is dune June 4 on Curb Records, with Rimes sparking up several collaborations: guitarist Jeff Beck and…

  9. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  10. Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen, Leonard Cohen Are Early Winners

    April 21, 2013 3:09 PM EDT The "Call Me Maybe" singer won her first trophy at Canada's music awards, which hands out its top prizes Sunday night. Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night …

  11. Drake Takes Shots at Chris Brown, New Songs on the Way

    April 12, 2013 9:03 PM EDT "His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him," Drake said of Brown in a radio interview. Drake took some shots and revealed two new tracks will land next week in an interview with East Village Radio . Speaking to Elliott Wilson on the "Keep It Thoro"…

  12. Tyler, the Creator Extends Odd Future's Top 10 Run on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 11, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis extend their residence at No. 1 with "Thrift Shop" picking up a 13th week at the top. While Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" holds down the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for a third…

  13. Pop Shop Picks: Vampire Weekend, Little Mix, Florrie & More

    April 05, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! VAMPIRE WEEKEND "Diane…

  14. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Alesso vs OneRepublic, Kris Menace, and More

    April 05, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Alesso vs OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Mosley Music/Interscope) When Alesso discussed his latest collaboration with…

  15. Little Mix, Missy Elliott Team Up in 'How Ya Doin'' Music Video: Watch

    April 04, 2013 2:52 PM EDT While U.K. girl group Little Mix's breakout single "Wings" continues to sell swiftly in the United States, the quartet will likely gain a bigger stateside profile with "How Ya Doin'," a track from their debut album "DNA" that features Missy Elliott as…

  16. Beyonce, Andre 3000 Team Up for Amy Winehouse Cover

    April 01, 2013 8:11 PM EDT The track will reportedly appear on the Jay-Z exec-produced "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack. Beyonce and Andre 3000 will go "Back to Black" in their second collaboration. According to E! Online , the duo will cover the late Amy Winehouse's hit for the soundtrack to…

  17. Gimme Five: Hot Chelle Rae's Dream Collaborators

    March 25, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Singer Ryan Follesé on the five artists, alive or dead, he'd most like to work with. Last month, Nashville pop-rock upstarts Hot Chelle Rae premiered their new single "Hung Up," the first look at the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever." Frontman…

  18. Timbaland's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Check out this countdown of the "20/20 Experience" producer's biggest hits thus far, from JT to Jay-Z and everything in between. Much has been made of Justin Timberlake's triumphant return to music with his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," but it…

  19. Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment Take Over SXSW: Day in the Life

    March 16, 2013 1:07 PM EDT "Kendrick and the whole [of Top Dawg Entertainment] had an incredible year last year," Kendrick's manager, Dave Free says. "We'll continue that in 2013." Not just anyone would get a call from Alicia Keys to perform alongside her; so when Kendrick Lamar did, he…

  20. Brianna Perry Talks 'Symphony No. 9: The B Collection' Mixtape, Premieres '9' Video

    March 04, 2013 1:50 PM EST 'From a female respective, I've just always noticed it's harder. It's a male-dominated game. If you want to be the best at whatever it is you do, you want to be successful, you have to work hard,' the rapper says. Brianna Perry is in one of the most unique…

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