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  • Mali Music Offers 'Beautiful' Acoustic Performance

    April 11, 2014 4:52 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Mali Music is one of the most promising soul singers to emerge in the last decade and he has the accolades to prove it. When he performed his single "Beautiful" on "American Idol" in March, he wooed judge Jennifer Lopez and had members of the audience standing on their feet.Mali Music has also appeared on "The Queen Latifah Show" and received critical praise from the Los Angeles Times and BET.Because Yahoo Music has been covering him for years, we are especially honored to premiere an acousti...  | More »

  • Video: Dan + Shay Perform '19 You + Me' Live

    April 10, 2014 4:50 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Hot country duo Dan + Shay are starting off the month of April with a string of accolades: The pair released its debut, "Where It All Began," on the first of the month...then followed that up with a trip to Las Vegas for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, where they were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also had a little time amid all that fun to stop by the Ram Country studios to perform this exclusive acoustic rendition of their single "19 You + Me." Oh wait, they weren...  | More »

  • Video: James Durbin's Acoustic Set at Yahoo Music

    April 9, 2014 5:48 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    James Durbin made a name for himself on "American Idol" as Season 10's resident rocker — screaming for vengeance with Judas Priest, grandly brandishing a Gothic cane while covering Muse, covering Sammy Hagar's "Heavy Metal" movie theme, and coining the widely obeyed catchphrase "give metal a chance!" [Photos: James Durbin Takes Over Yahoo Music's Instagram] But there's a softer side to James, as evidenced by his new toned-down look, the poppier sound of his sophomo...  | More »

  • Rock, Roll & Ronstadt

    April 8, 2014 5:30 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Linda Ronstadt: Duets (Rhino) There’s probably a generation or two who’ll note Linda Ronstadt’s being admitted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and wonder exactly what the nice lady who made those orchestral albums with Nelson Riddle back in the ‘80s has to do with Kurt Cobain and Gene Simmons. I’m not sure this compilation of her duets answers that question—Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, James Ingram and James Taylor aren’t exactly Chuck Berry&rsquo...  | More »

  • Ranking ‘American Idol’s’ 5 Saved Contestants

    April 7, 2014 2:35 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Once a season on "American Idol," the judging panel can rescue an at-risk contestant via the Judges' Save, a "Get Out of Jail Free" card of sorts. When the Save was implemented back in Season 8, it was inspired by past robbed contestants like Jennifer Hudson and Michael Johns, and it was supposed to be reserved for a truly shocking elimination night — for a finalist with a real shot of winning whose low vote tally that week was clearly just some crazy fluke. But "Idol" history has ...  | More »

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