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  • Exclusive! Idol Candice Glover’s Music Speaks at Yahoo

    February 14, 2014 5:25 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Season 12 "American Idol" champion Candice Glover is finally about to release her debut album, "Music Speaks," on Feb. 18, just a new crop of "Idol" hopefuls go through the Hollywood Week ringer. Will any of those Season 13 contestants deliver as dynamite a performance as Candice's cover of the Cure's "Love Song," a tour de force so memorable, it was included on "Music Speaks" due to fans' popular demand? We shall see, but let's just say the next "Idol" winner has a lot to...  | More »

  • Are You Ready to "Party" With Jon Pardi?

    February 13, 2014 11:45 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    There are plenty of talented young songwriters in Nashville, so suffice to say that it's not an easy task standing out in Music City. That didn't scare or intimidate rising star Jon Pardi, however, who says he came to the town to write some good ol' raucous country. The California native (he was raised in a city just a short distance from the state capitol) grew up listening to his grandma's favorite classic country, and knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue mus...  | More »

  • Video: Candice Glover's 'Music Speaks'

    February 12, 2014 11:20 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    "American Idol" Season 13 is in full swing, but Candice Glover, who won Season 12 last year, is finally releasing her long-delayed debut album, "Music Speaks" on Feb. 18. And Yahoo Music has the exclusive premiere right here, right now. So, does Candice, the first female "Idol" champion since Season 6's Jordin Sparks, have any fear that she may be overshadowed by this season's crop of guitar-toting boys and girls? "It was an issue for me," she admits to Yahoo Music. "I was like, &...  | More »

  • How Does Brandy's 'He Is' Sound as a Jazz Song?

    February 11, 2014 11:10 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Jazz trumpeter Dontae Winslow's new album "Enter the Dynasty" includes an amazing cover of an R&B classic – Brandy's 2002 hit "He Is." Yahoo Music offers a first listen to the track via an exclusive preview. Dontae's rendition, recorded with "He Is" songwriter Warryn Campbell, still captures the original gospel pianos but uses his instrument to replicate Brandy's vocals. This new version released Tuesday (ironically, Brandy's 35th birthday) is a bit mor...  | More »

  • 16 Things That Went Wrong for ‘The X Factor’

    February 10, 2014 10:05 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    It takes three to make a thing go wrong, apparently — at least when it comes to "The X Factor USA." After three seasons of diminishing returns, ratings, and record sales, the fledgling Fox singing show has officially been canceled, or, as Fox's press release words it, has "completed its domestic run." Yes, producer and judge Simon Cowell has tried to put a positive spin on all of this: It was announced with great fanfare Friday that he's returning to the judges' table at...  | More »

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