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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 »
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 »
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 »
February 7, 2014 9:55 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
Props for pioneering southern rap group 2 Live Crew are long overdue. Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Miami-based group's third album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, a recording that broke ground on many levels – in album sales, censorship, and entrepreneurship. Even though frontman Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell points out the group has never received a music award (except for a Hip Hop Honors nod) – no Grammy, BET or Soul Train recognition – it's not to lat... | More »
February 5, 2014 11:25 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country| Wendy Geller
One would be forgiven in thinking that Jennifer Nettles had simply decided to take a break. For most of the past year, the Sugarland vocalist had laid low in terms of career moves -- but, then again, a multitude of activity was humming in her personal life. She had recently gotten married, started a family (baby boy Magnus was born in December 2012), and, like many new moms, seemed to be merely enjoying a bit of domestic time out of the spotlight. Turns out that Nettles was up to far ... | More »