1. Sam Smith, SecondCity Top U.K. Charts

    June 02, 2014 5:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an ins ...

  2. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  3. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to st ...

  4. Christina Aguilera Shows Skin in Sinful Fragrance Ad

    October 04, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera channels Marilyn Monroe and steams up the screen in a new fragrance video for Red Skin. In the ad, which is in German, the "Voice" judge can be seen gyrating around in her bed and perched naked in a bathtub, all while sh ...

  5. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  6. Estates Ready 'Holograms' of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe & the Doors

    June 12, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Doors Manager: "Hopefully, 'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then walk away" The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon r ...

  7. Marilyn Monroe Estate Threatens Legal Action Over Potential Hologram Concert

    June 11, 2012 7:10 PM EDT A concert featuring a holographic Marilyn Monroe is under legal threat by the deceased icon's estate. Digicon Media holds a copyright on "Virtual Marilyn" and plans to feature the projected blond bombshell singing and interacting al ...

  8. 'Holographic' Resurrections of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe and The Doors

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects com ...

  9. Elvis Presley Joins the 'Hologram' Craze

    June 06, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Presley is still dead, but he's making some comeback performances soon. Digital Domain Media Group, creator of the "holographic" Tupac Shakur at Coachella, has announced an exclusive deal with the Core Media Group to jointly pro ...

  10. Elvis Will Be the Next Dead Music Star to Get a Hologram

    June 06, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Elvis Presley is still dead, but he's making some comeback performances soon. Digital Domain Media Group, creator of the "holographic" Tupac Shakur at Coachella, has announced an exclusive deal with the Core Media Group to jointly p ...

  11. Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert On The Way, May Set Off A String of Lawsuits

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT When Tupac Shakur took the stage in hologram form at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, hundreds of thousands of onlookers reveled in seeing one of hip-hop's greatest performers seemingly brought back from the dead. Shakur ...

  12. Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63

    May 17, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco" and one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s, died Thursday (May 17) at the age of 63, a representative confirmed to CNN . The singer had cancer and was in Florida at the time o ...

  13. Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63

    May 17, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Donna Summer, the 'Queen of Disco,' died today of cancer. She was 63. Summer is perhaps best known for her mid-70s tracks "Love to Love You Baby," produced by Giorgio Moroder which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 19 ...

  14. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nic ...

  15. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Roman' Track List, Announces European Tour

    March 19, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After tapping artists like Rihanna , Eminem , Will.i.am and Kanye West for her 2010 debut "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj revealed a guest-heavy track list for her highly anticipated sophomore disc, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last ...

  16. Nicki Minaj's Personal 'Marilyn Monroe' Leaks: Listen

    February 06, 2012 9:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans of Nicki Minaj 's smash hit "Super Bass" will soon have a new pop-friendly ballad to sing in the shower. A new and unofficial track leaked to the web this week, in which the rapper appears to be channeling Barbie rather than her ...

  17. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, Bow Wow, Brianna Perry, & Esperanza Spalding

    February 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST Chainz puts on for ATL, Bow Wow returns as a rock star, Esperanza Spalding soulfully uplifts the NYC streets, and newcomer Brianna Perry pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Miami style. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chai ...

  18. Hooked: Selena Gomez Gets Sexy For Cosmo, Rihanna Buys Marilyn Monroe Bling

    February 02, 2012 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drench music news. Selena Gomez Shows It Off For March Cosmopolitan Cover Former Disney princess Selena Gomez looks stunning -- and sexy -- on the March cover of Cosmopolitan magazine , pictured ...

  19. Michael Jackson Immortalized at Hollywood Handprint Ceremony

    January 27, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, honored their father by immortalizing his handprints and footprints in wet cement during a ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday (Jan. 26). According to Reuters , Pa ...

  20. Michael Jackson to Be Honored at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    January 05, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Before Cirque du Soleil brings Michael Jackson 's music to Los Angeles in their "IMMORTAL World Tour," the King of Pop will be immortalized in a hand and footprints ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Jan. 2 ...

  21. Lady Gaga Named AP's Entertainer of the Year

    December 19, 2011 7:13 PM EST 0 0 0 You might say that Lady Gaga 's year really began in an egg. That's how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she "hatched" onstage, she effectively gav ...

  22. Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This mark ...

  23. Marilyn Monroe Fever Sweeps the Music Biz

    October 19, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marilyn Monroe is the hottest fall trend. With Lady Gaga's "Marilyn moment" in front a former president to the film "My Week With Marilyn" staring Michelle Williams dropping next month, the Monroe craze continues to flood th ...

  24. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, prom ...

  25. Hooked: Nicki Minaj in S&M Leather On Cosmo & Gaga the Mint Green Fairy

    October 06, 2011 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Get Hooked and discover how Nicki Minaj toned down her style for Cosmo and Lady Gaga turned mint fairy in London. Nicki Minaj In S&M Leather On The Cover of Cosmo After her whirlwind of bizarre outfits during Fashion Week, Nicki Minaj has landed ...

  26. Lollapalooza 2011: The Kills' Allison Mosshart Channels Marilyn Monroe

    August 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Half an hour before she rocked the Bud Light stage at Lollapalooza on Friday (Aug. 5), the Kills ' powerhouse singer Alison Mosshart talked about the band's return to the Lollapalooza stage, Marilyn Monroe and writing with Jack White. The ...

  27. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will ...

  28. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Reveal Twin Baby Names

    May 04, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ariah Carey has revealed the names of her newborn twin babies with husband Nick Cannon . In a message on her official website , Carey announces that their son's name is Moroccan Scott Cannon, inspired by the country where Cannon proposed to t ...

  29. Elton John Honors Elizabeth Taylor: 'She Fought for the Underdog'

    March 24, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John dedicated a song to longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor at his Pennsylvania concert Wednesday night. "Today I lost a friend and you lost a hero named Elizabeth Taylor. She was not just a movie star, although she was a huge movie star a ...

  30. POTW: Drake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson

    October 01, 2010 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna and Drake reunited at a club in New York, Jay-Z and Beyoncé looked daper at the "Keep A Child Alive" Black Ball, A very-pregnant Alicia Keys shared a laugh with Whitney Houston and a svelte Jennifer Hudson , Lea Michele supported P ...

  31. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies in New York

    August 15, 2010 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Abbey Lincoln , a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fri ...

  32. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  33. Jazz Pianist, Composer Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones, whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  34. Saving Abel 'More Mature' on 'Miss America' Album

    April 13, 2010 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks says fans will hear "a much more mature band" when the Mississippi rockers release their sophomore album, "Miss America," on June 8. "We've been out on the road for three years," We ...

  35. Jeweler Plans To Sell Diamonds From The King of Pop's Locks

    July 24, 2009 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The charred locks of hair from Michael Jackson 's disastrous Pepsi commercial shoot are being turned into diamonds. Chicago-based jeweler LifeGem, which specializes in creating high-quality diamonds from individual hair samples, has announced p ...

  36. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  37. Top Stars Salute Princess Diana At Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th b Waving their arms in the air and dancing wi ...

  38. Spector Defense: Clarkson Was 'Despondent'

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The defense in Phil Spector's murder trial will portray gunshot victim Lana Clarkson as despondent over her finances and acting career and possibly contemplating suicide just before she met the record The defense in Phil Spector's murder t ...

  39. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  40. Cobain Bests Elvis As Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Presley has ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity. Elvis Presley has ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1974 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Bennie and the Jets," Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to "Candle in the Wind," an ode to Marilyn Monroe.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" ...

  42. Elvis Remains Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the money. Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakesp ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to ...

  44. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's t ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of ...

  46. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil S ...

  47. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the ...