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  • Conor Maynard on 'Contrast' and All Those Justin Bieber Comparisons

    Conor Maynard on 'Contrast' and All Those Justin Bieber Comparisons | ARTICLE

    British singer Conor Maynard has made peace with the Justin Bieber comparisons. The 20-year-old heartthrob has similar origins to the Canadian pop star, having uploaded DIY covers of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and Chris Brown's "Freeze" to YouTube...

    January 15, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Fun. Producer Jeff Bhasker Caps Big Year With Grammy Nods

    Fun. Producer Jeff Bhasker Caps Big Year With Grammy Nods | ARTICLE

    In 2012, producer Jeff Bhasker put the charts in a chokehold. The Socorro, New Mexico native, whose name already dotted the liner notes for albums by Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, accented Fun.'s...

    January 9, 2013 12:10 PM ET
  • Wiz Khalifa Busts Out the Green at Listening Party

    Wiz Khalifa Busts Out the Green at Listening Party | ARTICLE

    Wiz Khalifa has a two-pronged mind set on weed and greed. After locking in mainstream acclaim with his chart-rocking 2010 breakout "Black and Yellow," the Pittsburgh spitter became one of the sole hip-hop artists in 2011 to...

    November 27, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • R. Kelly Working on Broadway Version of 'Trapped in the Closet'

    R. Kelly Working on Broadway Version of 'Trapped in the Closet' | ARTICLE

    In case the first 22 chapters of Trapped in the Closet didn't make it clear, R. Kelly is in on the joke. In fact, he's laughing all the way to Broadway: as he debuted the latest...

    November 20, 2012 11:10 AM ET
  • Andre 3000 on 'Making History' as a Gillette Spokesperson and His Biggest Style Blunder

    Andre 3000 on 'Making History' as a Gillette Spokesperson and His Biggest Style Blunder | BLOG ENTRY

    As the brand ambassador and "Master of Style" for Gillette, Andre 3000 is asking men to handle their facial hair with care. The OutKast rapper is supporting the Movember initiative for men to sprout and shape moustaches...

    November 16, 2012 2:25 PM ET
  • Andre 3000 on New Music: 'Things Are Up in the Air'

    Andre 3000 on New Music: 'Things Are Up in the Air' | ARTICLE

    Andre 3000 knows he’s being watched. The Atlanta native, who rose to prominence as one-half of genre twisters Outkast, has lived quietly the past few years quietly, poking out his head to deliver spotlight-snatching verses on...

    November 14, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Taylor Swift Hosts 'Red' Listening Party in New York

    Taylor Swift Hosts 'Red' Listening Party in New York | ARTICLE

    On the evening of the release of her fourth album, Red, Taylor Swift pit-stopped at Manhattan's Skylight West to celebrate her partnership with Target for an exclusive deluxe edition that features three bonus studio cuts, two...

    October 23, 2012 12:20 PM ET
  • Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John's AIDS Foundation Gala in New York

    Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John's AIDS Foundation Gala in New York | ARTICLE

    The stars aligned for Elton John's 11th annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit Monday in downtown New York, where VIP guests helped raise $2 million for the singer's AIDS Foundation and Stevie Nicks took the stage as...

    October 16, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Brandy Wants to Bring R&B Back With New Album

    Brandy Wants to Bring R&B Back With New Album | ARTICLE

    Brandy wants to bring R&B back. Yesterday afternoon, RCA and Chameleon Records invited select media to preview 11 tracks from Brandy's upcoming sixth album, Two Eleven, dropping October 16th. It's Brandy at her most realized: romantically shaky,...

    August 21, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • Olly Murs Is Ready for America

    Olly Murs Is Ready for America | VIDEO

    England's Olly Murs doesn't consider himself a pop star. After finishing runner-up in the sixth season of the U.K.'s The X Factor, the cherub-faced Brit went on to achieve megawatt status, scoring two double-platinum albums and three Number...

    August 10, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Bruno Mars' New Music Has 'Throwback Nina Simone' Feel, Says Producer

    Bruno Mars' New Music Has 'Throwback Nina Simone' Feel, Says Producer | ARTICLE

    For a musician who spends weeklong writing blocks playing ping-pong and shooting hoops, Benny Blanco manages to stay busy. The producer-songwriter, whose credits include chart-toppers for Maroon 5 and Katy Perry, has filled...

    July 19, 2012 1:10 PM ET
  • Pop Hitmaker Benny Blanco Talks 'Payphone' Success, Ke$ha's New Sound

    Pop Hitmaker Benny Blanco Talks 'Payphone' Success, Ke$ha's New Sound | ARTICLE

    Benny Blanco knows how to make a hit. The 24-year-old producer-songwriter, who first cut his teeth with Dr. Luke, has helped architect some of the past half-decade's chart-toppers, including Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls," Ke$ha's...

    July 17, 2012 3:36 PM ET
  • Kreayshawn to Brush Off Critics on 'Fun-A**' Debut Album

    Kreayshawn to Brush Off Critics on 'Fun-A**' Debut Album | ARTICLE

    Bay Area rapper Kreayshawn pays her haters no mind. The 22-year-old rose to prominence last May when the video for her swagged-out ode to anti-materialism, "Gucci Gucci," went viral, logging almost 35 million YouTube views...

    May 17, 2012 6:20 PM ET
  • Sade Steps Back Into Spotlight With 'Bring Me Home'

    Sade Steps Back Into Spotlight With 'Bring Me Home' | ARTICLE

    After nearly three decades of making music, Sade Adu still has a hard time letting fans in, preferring to limit her press ops and take decade-long stretches between new album releases. But the British-Nigerian singer and her...

    April 30, 2012 5:40 PM ET
  • Usher Premieres New Album Off-Broadway

    Usher Premieres New Album Off-Broadway | ARTICLE

    Usher doesn’t want you to just listen to his seventh album, Looking for Myself – he’d rather you feel it. To debut his Euro-splashed LP, coming out June 12th, the R&B sexophile integrated himself into two performances of...

    April 28, 2012 11:02 AM ET
  • Machine Gun Kelly Tempers His Rage on 'Half Naked' EP

    Machine Gun Kelly Tempers His Rage on 'Half Naked' EP | ARTICLE

    Machine Gun Kelly is more vulnerable than his "wild boy" persona lets on. The Cleveland, Ohio rapper, whose clamorous live sets and fanbase of "ragers" have branded him a contender for hip-hop's resident rocker, reveals...

    March 20, 2012 12:45 PM ET
  • Susan Sarandon Spanks a Pig at New York Of Montreal Show

    Susan Sarandon Spanks a Pig at New York Of Montreal Show | ARTICLE

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • The Roots Picnic With Gnarls Barkley, Deerhoof in Philadelphia

    The Roots Picnic With Gnarls Barkley, Deerhoof in Philadelphia | ARTICLE

    Philadelphia played host to an eclectic bill this past Saturday with hip-hop's premier band the Roots taking over Festival Pier for the first Roots Picnic. Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Deerhoof and Diplo delivered...

    June 9, 2008 3:30 PM ET
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