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  • 6 Artists Discovered on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    May 27, 2014 6:00 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    So You Think You Can Dance, which is about to return for its 11th season, is renowned for featuring some of the coolest music on reality TV — Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., Bjork, Robyn, Hot Chip, Sam Sparro, Roisin Murphy, Goldfrapp, et al. Forget about that corny wedding band on Dancing With the Stars. SYTYCD is truly in step with what's going on in music. But there are some musical acts that have benefited from the SYTYCD exposure more than others. Below are six of the real winners. 6...  | More »

  • Lupe Fiasco Creates Booming Anti-Cancer Anthem, 'Mission'

    May 22, 2014 12:25 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Songs with philanthropic messages are typically somber, though triumphant, power ballads. But Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has instead created a booming, bold declarative hip-hop anthem "Mission" for those who have survived cancer or are still batting the disease.The first single from his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth, due out this summer, tells the stories of a woman with breast cancer, a seven-year-old with Lymphoma, and a man who learned of his ailment at a late stage. Written in a ...  | More »

  • Video: Carlene Carter Plays 'Carter Girl'

    May 21, 2014 11:10 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Carlene Carter has one of those personalities that make it difficult to be somber when she's in the room. The singer's infectious laugh and lighthearted banter fill the studio where she is performing songs from her latest album, Carter Girl. However, when it comes time to discuss the project, which features her fresh takes on a variety of classics from her family catalog, the daughter of June Carter Cash settles down and becomes serious (albeit with a smile). "It was always in my m...  | More »

  • 'As Long As You Love Me' Originally Pitched to Kelly Clarkson

    May 20, 2014 11:45 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    American Idol top two finalist Caleb Johnson just released his rockin' debut single, "As Long As You Love Me," penned by Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins. But it turns out another Idol almost recorded the tune: the one and only Kelly Clarkson. "I wrote something for a bit of fun, and I think she liked it," Justin told Yahoo Music back in 2012, when the Darkness played in the Yahoo studio to promote their comeback album, Hot Cakes. "Kelly Clarkson had a song [of mine] on hold, but unfort...  | More »

  • Video: Randy Jackson's Advice for the Top 2

    May 19, 2014 5:06 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    On Thursday night, it was announced that American Idol's new top two are Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson. They'll be moving on to Season 13's week's finale, but before they do, Idol's in-house mentor and former judge, Randy Jackson, has some advice for them. "You've got a week left on this show," he warns. "Who are you going to be after this? Honestly, the show is one giant, huge win, but the next level is, what sort of artist are you going to be, after this show?"...  | More »

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