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Bruno Mars wins big at 2017 Soul Train Awards
Bruno Mars cleaned up at the 2017 Soul Train Awards Sunday night, nearly sweeping the six categories in which he was nominated. Mars took home awards for best R&B/soul male artist, video of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best dance performance. It was also a big night for Sza,
Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Pixies, Solange and More Music Reviews
This week, Regina Spektor drops a new album. Bon Iver returns with a more extreme electronically-minded approach. We have the second post-reunion Pixies collection. Solange steps further out of Beyoncé’s shadow. Electro-pop singer Banks releases her second full-length. Rapper Danny Brown gives us a
Music Reviews: The Latest From Madonna, the Cast of 'Empire,' Will Butler and More
This week, Madonna returns with her downright epic 13th album, which in its fullest form spans 25 songs over two discs. Also, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler goes solo, Fox’s hit show “Empire” releases its first soundtrack compilation, “ The Sound Of Music ” turns 50 and gets the reissue treatment,
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Lea Michele, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross and More
This week, "Glee" star Lea Michele makes her solo debut with her album, "Louder," while Pharrell Williams, fresh off the successes of his hit collaborations with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke returns with a new solo record. Hard-hitting, hardcore hip-hop artist, Rick Ro$$ offers his sixth album, while
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Beck, St. Vincent, The Fray, Neneh Cherry
This week, Beck returns with his first album in over 5 years, showcasing his mellower introspective side. Annie Clark releases her latest record as "St. Vincent," with a flashier sound palate at her disposal. Denver rockers, The Fray release their latest collection of radio-ready rock. Neneh Cherry
Review: Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience'
Away from the “boy-band” machine, Justin Timberlake theoretically shouldn’t have so much gravitas. He’s not any more talented than your average, well-coached teen-pop star. You’d be hard-pressed to find a pop album that takes itself more seriously than “The 20/20 Experience.” Most tracks are
Time Magazine's 2012 Most Influential List
Time Magazine’s 2012 list of 100 most influential people in the world, released on Wednesday morning, featured a healthy mix of global leaders, artists and rebels as usual. The ninth annual list, which will hit newsstands on Thursday, was compiled by editors at Time incorporating...
Grammy Awards 2012 Show Features Star-Studded Performances
This year’s Grammy Awards only have 78 categories, compared with the more than 100 categories of previous years. But don’t expect the telecast, which airs on CBS Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT, to wrap up earlier than usual. “No, the show won’t be shorter,”...
The Obama Album
Every four years, the U.S. holds a presidential election, and every four years, musicians ask Republican candidates to stop playing their songs at rallies. This year, so far, Newt Gingrich has been asked by Survivor to stop playing “Eye of the Tiger” and Somali-born musician...
Grammys 2011: Kanye, Adele, Foo Fighters Lead Nominations
Kanye West has a chance to expand his already-huge collection of 14 Grammys and that he's the top nominee for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Kanye picked up a leading seven nominations, while Adele, Bruno Mars and Foo Fighters are tied with six each. Strangely, Kanye is only nominated in one of