1. Presidents and Pop Music: Biggest Hot 100 Hits for Each President Since JFK

    February 20, 2017 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 From Frank Sinatra retooling “High Hopes” for John F. Kennedy's run for the White House, to Ronald Reagan’s ironic use of “Born in the U.S.A” in his re-election bid, and Bill Clinton’s iconic saxophone cover of “Heartbreak Hotel” on  The Arseni ...

  2. Steven Van Zandt to Speak at Rutgers University Commencement

    February 08, 2017 10:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt has been named the speaker for this year's graduation ceremony at Rutgers University. He follows in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, who delivered the keynote address in 2016. Van Zandt is best ...

  3. It Ain't Their Fault: Brothers Osborne Make an Unintentionally Political Statement

    January 26, 2017 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The reigning CMA Vocal Duo deserves blame, or credit, for the sarcastic single. Donald Trump handpicked The Rolling Stones ’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as music for his pre-inaugural concert on Jan. 19, but he could have easily used a curr ...

  4. Watch Bruce Springsteen Tell Australian Crowd He's Joining 'New American Resistance'

    January 22, 2017 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Australian tour with the declaration that he is joining the “new American resistance” at a show in Perth Saturday (Jan. 22). “We’re a long way from home,” Springsteen told the crowd after performing “Lonesome Day” fr ...

  5. Kim Kardashian Shares Family Photo With Kanye, Obama & Crying North West

    January 20, 2017 8:43 PM EST 0 0 5 Kim Kardashian bid farewell to Barack Obama on Friday (Jan. 20) by posting family photos of her, Kanye West and baby North meeting the former President.  "Thank you Mr. President. You will be missed!" she wrote with one photo of her and Ob ...

  6. Barack Obama 'Sings' Kendrick Lamar, Promises 'We Gonna be Alright': Watch

    January 20, 2017 8:11 PM EST 0 0 0 If you're of the American sect that is feeling wary following President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday (Jan. 20), look to our former President Barack Obama for some words of comfort -- "we gonna be alright." A new video by ...

  7. Kendrick Lamar, Swizz Beatz & More Say Their Goodbyes to President Obama

    January 20, 2017 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 On Friday (Jan. 20), Barack Obama will vacate The White House after serving eight years as the President of the United States. Because of his admiration for the hip-hop culture, he has gained a multitude of supporters, most notably, Kendrick Lamar . ...

  8. Ellen DeGeneres Bids Emotional Farewell to Obama: Watch

    January 19, 2017 2:26 PM EST 0 0 0 For the final day of Barrack Obama’s presidency on Jan. 19, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to the progressive achievements of America’s first black president with a touching video compilation from the past eight ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen Snubbed Trump (Again) With a White House Concert for Obama

    January 19, 2017 5:09 AM EST 0 0 0 The Boss really doesn’t dig The Donald.  Bruce Springsteen has called president-elect Donald Trump a "flagrant, toxic narcissist" and once described the billionaire property mogul as a man with “no sense of decency, no sense of responsibil ...

  10. Rappers Salute Barack Obama, the President Who Bridged the Gap Between Hip-Hop & Politics

    January 19, 2017 3:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief. Obama embraced hip-hop more than any of his predecessors: He's referenced Jay Z&# ...

  11. Memorable Performances By Latin Acts for President Obama: Watch

    January 18, 2017 1:25 PM EST Proving to be a connoisseur of Latin music including artists like Mala Rodríguez, Manu Chao and La Sonora Carruseles in his annual playlists, President Barack Obama also showcased and celebrated Latin culture music alongside superstars such as Juan ...

  12. Michael Stipe, Chuck D & More React to Barack Obama's Presidential Pardons

    January 17, 2017 8:22 PM EST 0 0 3 As one of President Barack Obama's final acts in office, he commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence on Tuesday (Jan. 17) -- an act that received praise and criticism across the country.  Manning's commutation of her sentence came with the ...

  13. J. Cole Reflects on His Meeting with President Obama on 'High for Hours': Listen

    January 17, 2017 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 After releasing his fourth album 4 Your Eyez Only in December, J. Cole returns with his poignant record "High for Hours."   On his new track, Cole ruminates about his encounter with President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House. ...

  14. Meet The Reagan Years, the '80s Cover Band Rocking the Trump Inauguration

    January 16, 2017 10:31 PM EST 0 0 0 With news that Bruce Springsteen tribute band B-Street Band has pulled out of Thursday's Garden State Inaugural Gala in Washington — the band said the decision was in deference to The Boss himself — the Donald Trump inauguration finds itself do ...

  15. Drake Pays Tribute to President Obama with Strange Mash-Up Image (And It's Blowing Up Online)

    January 11, 2017 4:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Drake doesn’t get the opportunity to vote on U.S. elections (well, he is Canadian), but he wasted no time in paying tribute to the outgoing president, Barack Obama.  Following the POTUS’ farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, Drizzy shared so ...

  16. Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young & Patti Smith at President Obama's Farewell Address: Watch

    January 11, 2017 12:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder gave the POTUS a rock ‘n’ roll send off in Chicago Tuesday night (Jan. 10). The Pearl Jam frontman teamed with the Chicago Children’s Choir for a mini-set prior to Barack Obama's farewell address.  Vedder’s performance wasn’t carri ...

  17. President Obama's Farewell Address: Katy Perry, Big Sean, Niall Horan & More React

    January 10, 2017 9:59 PM EST President Obama still has a week-plus left in the Oval Office, but he spoke to the whole country as commander in chief one final time Tuesday night (Jan. 10) in a nearly hourlong televised and streamed farewell address that ended as it began: " ...

  18. President Barack Obama Delivers Farewell Address: Watch Here

    January 10, 2017 7:17 PM EST 0 0 1 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will perform with the Chicago Children's Choir. President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday (Jan. 10), marking his final speech in office.  Rather than delivering this last s ...

  19. Eddie Vedder to Play President Obama's Farewell Address

    January 10, 2017 4:24 PM EST 0 0 3 He will be joined by the Chicago Children's Choir. President Obama is making the most of his final days as president of the United States. Over the weekend, he threw an epic goodbye party at the White House, with guests such as Chance the Rappe ...

  20. Spotify Targets Barack Obama With 'President of Playlists' Job Posting

    January 09, 2017 12:59 PM EST 0 0 0 A Nobel Prize and "experience in programming playlists at a federal level" are big pluses for the gig. Spotify has responded to Barack Obama 's quip about waiting for his job offer at the digital music service by creating a new positi ...

  21. John Legend, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio & More Pay Tribute to Obama in Farewell Video

    January 08, 2017 6:01 PM EST From dancing with the President to the passing of the Affordable Care Act, Hollywood reflected on their favorite moments of President Barack Obama's last eight year's in office in a farewell video. The tribute, posted by The White House a ...

  22. Chance the Rapper, Nick Jonas, More Attend President Obama's Farewell Party

    January 07, 2017 3:56 PM EST The outgoing president hosted a farewell bash at the White House on Friday night. Outgoing President Barack Obama hosted a farewell party at the White House on Friday night (Jan. 6) which featured a guest list packed with A-listers. Celebs from act ...

  23. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party

    January 05, 2017 1:37 AM EST Barack Obama is going out with a bang. The outgoing president and First Lady Michelle Obama are said to be planning a so-called “grown up” party at the White House this Friday night, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z , Stevie Wonder , Bruce Sprin ...

  24. John Legend Pens Open Letter to President Obama Pleading to Pardon Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    December 12, 2016 10:27 AM EST 0 0 4 John Legend has long used his platform to help accelerate change. After playing an integral role for his #FreeAmerica initiative , the "Love Me Now" crooner is now hoping his voice will instill light to those enduring dark days in prison.  ...

  25. One Month After the Election, How Is Pop Dealing With Politics?

    December 08, 2016 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The presidential election's shocking conclusion has passed -- are artists looking ahead with fresh eyes? Moby empathizes with musicians who are disinclined to speak out about politics -- he's single and doesn't have to worry about a D ...

  26. Neil Young Asks 'Will Obama Stand Up' to Dakota Access Pipeline

    December 05, 2016 7:19 PM EST 0 0 5 Neil Young questioned on Monday (Dec. 5) whether President Barack Obama will stand up to the corporate interests pushing for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), following the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to look for an alternate route for t ...

  27. President Barack Obama to Join Kennedy Center Honors For Last Time

    December 04, 2016 1:33 PM EST This year's Kennedy Center Honors gala will be bittersweet for some because it's the last one under President Barack Obama, but the festivities aren't likely to be much different next year under President-elect Donald Trump, the Kenn ...

  28. Chance the Rapper Talks New Album, Hopes for the Next President: 'If Anyone Could Do it, Kanye Could Do It'

    November 24, 2016 2:06 AM EST 0 0 0 It’s been a tough few days for Kanye West , though he can always rely on support from Chance the Rapper .  While cutting some live tracks for BBC Radio 1Xtra  and sitting for an on-air Q&A, Chance backed Kanye's ambitious goal to become the ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross & More to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 16, 2016 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks & Robert De Niro also among 21 honorees. President Barack Obama is honoring entertainers Bruce Springsteen , Diana Ross , Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation' ...

  30. Common, Usher & Janelle Monae Pay Tribute to the Obamas at BET's 'Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration'

    November 16, 2016 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop community will always be indebted to President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama after bringing hope to America as the first black family to occupy the White House. To thank the powerful couple as Obama's eight-year teunure nears ...

  31. Which Democrats Could Run For President in 2020? Here Are 10 Names to Know

    November 14, 2016 2:31 PM EST 0 0 7 A week ago, most of the United States -- whether they supported her or not -- was expecting to inaugurate Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States. Instead, the Democratic Party has a huge rebuilding job on its hands, entering the ...

  32. Watch Chris Rock Stop by 'SNL' for Election Night Spoof

    November 13, 2016 12:23 PM EST 0 0 0 "Get some rest," said Rock, "you got a big day of moping and writing on Facebook tomorrow." Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock weren't quite as shocked as their white friends about Donald Trump's election in a recent Saturda ...

  33. Where Was Hip-Hop During This Election?

    November 11, 2016 2:58 PM EST 0 0 4 There’s no silver lining in President-elect Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton this past Tuesday (Nov. 8). As disheartening exit poll numbers tickered across CNN and the media captured every second of Trump’s road to the White House, including ...

  34. How Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote But Lost the Election

    November 09, 2016 1:15 PM EST Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last night (Nov. 8) to become the 45th President of the United States. The man who will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017 was picked to lose in almost every mainstream projection, leading up to the shocking ...

  35. 'A Guy With A Girl' Makes A Personal Statement For Blake Shelton

    November 04, 2016 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake's new single reflects his real-life relationship with Gwen Stefani. In the middle of a knock-down, drag-out presidential campaign, Barack Obama held the final state dinner of his administration at the White House on Oct. 18, and who shoul ...

  36. Check Out President Obama's Super-Fresh Turntable Setup

    November 02, 2016 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 2 President Obama just keeps padding his stats as the coolest commander-in-chief ever. After sharing his summer playlist earlier this year, which included the likes of Leon Bridges , Jay Z and Sara Bareilles , it’s no surprise that the President also ...

  37. James Taylor Will Join President Obama to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina

    November 01, 2016 8:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday, James Taylor  will join President Barack Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, less than a week until the national election.  At a public "Get Out The Early Vote" event in the Raleigh area, Obama and Taylor ...

  38. Jennifer Lopez Supports Hillary Clinton at Free Concert in Miami

    October 30, 2016 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 “Donald is out there stocking fear” Hillary Clinton said. Not even the rain could stop Jennifer Lopez  from showing her support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a packed free concert in Miami's Bayfront Park Saturday n ...

  39. President Obama Talks Trump Tape, Reads 'Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': Watch

    October 25, 2016 2:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama discussed the infamous Donald Trump tape on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live . While appearing for the second time on the late-night ABC show, host Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know when and where the president first watched the resu ...

  40. Watch President Obama Read Mean Tweets in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Preview

    October 24, 2016 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama is entertaining Jimmy Kimmel's audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way. An example: "Barack Obama, bro do you even lift?" The president replies: "Well, I lifted the ban on Cuban cigars. That' ...

  41. Obama Nixes Twerking at Final White House Musical Event

    October 22, 2016 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday (Oct. 21). Obama and his wife, Michelle, have reserved certain evenings over the past eight years ...

  42. President Barack Obama's Gym Playlist Features Beyonce, Jay Z, Courtney Barnett and Sting

    October 18, 2016 10:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 This summer President Barack Obama graced us with not one but two fun-loving playlists befitting the warmer months.  Now, the Leader of the Free World has shared another playlist via Wired of his favorite workout jams, including tracks by The Black ...

  43. 7 Artists Who Have Endorsed Presidential Candidates Over the Years

    September 28, 2016 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Presidential candidates spend years preparing their election campaigns, and while winning debates or state primaries are important accomplishments, snagging an official endorsement from a reputable celebrity can help boost a candidate's influen ...

  44. A Brief History of Hillary and Trump in Rap Music

    September 16, 2016 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, look back on 25 years of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton references in rap music.  1991, The Coup “The Coup” ( The Coup EP, Polemic) “We gives a f— if you’ve got money and the millions / Cause motherf—er we’ ...

  45. Watch President Obama Get Pumped for DNC Speech With Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'

    August 07, 2016 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prior to delivering his powerful speech at July’s Democratic National Convention, President Obama got pumped up for the big moment by listening to Eminem ’s empowering anthem “Lose Yourself.” DNC's Fourth Day: Katy Perry Roars, Jennifer Granhol ...

  46. The Story of the Man Who Saved John Lennon & Yoko Ono from Being Deported

    August 04, 2016 11:40 AM EDT The 1976 Robert Redford-Dustin Hoffman film All the President''s Men  about the Watergate break-in gave movie viewers an idea of the chilling atmosphere during the years of the Nixon Administration when political opponents were followed ...

  47. DNC's Third Day: Lenny Kravitz Performs 'Let Love Rule' and Broadway Shows 'What the World Needs'

    July 28, 2016 12:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 “She was doing everything I was doing -- but just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards and in heels,” said President Barack Obama of his 2008 opponent -- and current Democratic nominee -- Hillary Clinton towards the end of the third night of the Dem ...

  48. Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae to Perform at White House on Fourth of July

    July 03, 2016 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House. YouTube Reveals the Most Popular Fourth of July Songs Spokesman Josh Earnest says the musicians are per ...

  49. Watch President Obama 'Sing' Drake's 'One Dance'

    June 27, 2016 8:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama's a well documented hip-hop fan, so it's always a joy to see the President rap a little -- even when it's fake.  Michelle Obama in the Passenger Seat for Upcoming 'Carpool Karaoke' The Youtube channel Baracksdub ...

  50. President Obama Calls Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting Act of Terror and Hate

    June 12, 2016 2:22 PM EDT 5.737 k 0 19 President Barack Obama says the nightclub shooting in Orlando was an "act of terror" and an "act of hate." He said Sunday (June 12) that the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism and that no effort will be spared ...

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