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  • Video: X-Factor's Alex & Sierra Visit Yahoo Music

    July 28, 2014 10:40 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    It seems like just the other day, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton were singing A Great Big World's "Say Something" through tears in the X Factor Season 3 winner's circle. But now they're here at Yahoo Music, singing "Scarecrow" (available on iTunes now) and "All for You," new original tracks they co-penned for their upcoming debut album. While The X Factor USA is no more, Alex & Sierra's future is looking bright. They've been working with everyone from Jason Mraz...  | More »

  • Ben Watt's Second Act: Here's 'Hendra'

    July 25, 2014 12:25 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    In a world where the typical career cycle of most pop musicians includes a few singles, maybe an album or two, and then unavoidable oblivion, Ben Watt hasn’t been paying attention. He’s in it for the proverbial long haul. And when the gap between your first and second album is 31 years, that’s one hell of a haul. The delightful Hendra, Watt’s unexpected, just-released new album, further delivers on the promise offered by Watt’s earliest works. His initial single...  | More »

  • Common Uses 'Nobody's Smiling' to Address Chicago Violence

    July 24, 2014 11:00 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Common and his longtime producer No I.D. made an agreement to use his new album, Nobody's Smiling, to address the violence that is plaguing their hometown of Chicago.This week, the city anticipates confirmation that the Department of Justice would dispatch more Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents to help combat the gun violence that has made national headlines."I keep hearing about people dying and the violence that's going on. I feel like it's my responsibility, and our resp...  | More »

  • Video: Voice' Duo The Swon Brothers Talk Shelton

    July 22, 2014 11:56 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    Voice alums the Swon Brothers are preparing to release their full-length major-label debut, and their single "Later On" is already a bona fide country hit. (It racked up the most one-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history when it was released this past March.) But despite hitting the big-time, the fun-loving Okies from Muskogee haven't changed one bit since they charmed their way into America's hearts, and the grand finale, on The Voice Season 4. They're as h...  | More »

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