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  • Jack Johnson: Waxing Profoundly!

    September 17, 2013 1:25 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    As you may know, since we’re now in the post-Labor Day period of the year—when students, laden with parent-money, return to college and are looking to establish their credentials as hipsters by buying the best and most fashionable music, when the new TV season starts and everybody gears up to experience the year as a media event only now unfolding—this is when the big stuff arrives. So it would make sense that the week’s newest releases would lean toward the intellect...  | More »

  • ‘X Factor’ Standout Lillie McCloud Addresses Backlash

    September 16, 2013 7:20 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    It happens almost every season, on every talent show: A promising singer is presented by producers as being a fresh-off-the-turnip-truck total unknown, but it only takes a few YouTube or Wikipedia searches to uncover that contestant's illustrious professional past — and the public cries foul. Such "scandals" surrounded "American Idol" contestants Carly Smithson and Joanna Pacitti, who'd had major-label deals as teens, and "The X Factor" Season 1's Stacy Francis, who beca...  | More »

  • Video: Sean Kingston On 'Back 2 Life' Title Track

    September 13, 2013 5:50 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop

    Sean Kingston sticks with his original, party sound with his third album, "Back 2 Life," released this week. His single, a hip-hop, R&B track "Beat It," features Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifia. He and Wale team up for the bouncy "Seasonal Love." 2 Chainz guests on the mid-tempo ballad "Shotta Luv." Busta Rhymes displays his West Indian roots on their Caribbean anthem "How We Survive." Kingston discusses the collaborations during an interview with Yahoo! Music's The Aftermath. He als...  | More »

  • Simon Cowell: “The Days of Squawking Judges Are Over!”

    September 12, 2013 5:55 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    While "The X Factor U.K." has launched stars like Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, Little Mix, Olly Murs, and of course the world-dominating One Direction, the American version of the singing show has so far struggled to establish itself in a market dominated by "American Idol" and "The Voice." But the show's creator and lead judge, Simon Cowell, believes the third U.S. season, which premieres Wednesday night, will be the charm. How? By focusing on the CONTESTANTS, not on superstar judges. This...  | More »

  • CMA Races to Watch

    September 11, 2013 5:55 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Chris Willman

    History may be made in several categories when the 47th annual Country Music Assn. Awards are telecast on Nov. 6. Taylor Swift is vying to become the first female to win Entertainer of the Year three times. She is currently tied with Barbara Mandrell as one of only two women to have won the award twice. Mandrell won in 1980 and 1981. Swift won in 2009 and 2011. But CMA favorite George Strait, who lengthened his lead as the artist with the most Entertainer of the Year nominations (18), is gun...  | More »

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