With her video for Summer 2013 dance club smash "Woman's World,"
pop matriarch Cher is here to school all you junior pop tartlets out there. And her main lesson is this: take all those nasty headlines about yourself, jam them into a paper shredder and fashion the remaining contents into a nice newspaper wig. More »
String up the mistletoe and run some tinsel through your hair like you're Adrienne Maloof and you know who you are in this world: The great Kelly Clarkson has announced the release of her first Christmas album, Wrapped In Red (great title), due October 29. A press release notes that the record will include "brand new instant classics" (the sort of … … More »
British DJ/producer Burns is no stranger to working with pop divas: he's remixed everyone from Lana Del Rey ("National Anthem") to Charli XCX ("You (Ha Ha Ha)") to Nelly Furtado ("Night Is Young") to Iggy Azalea ("Work"). This time around he's teamed up with Ellie Goulding, for her Halcyon Days
reworking of "Midas Touch" … … More »
Coldplay are turning a new corner by contributing an original song to a movie soundtrack for the very first time. The multi-format favorites from the UK have recorded the track "Atlas" for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire (in theaters on November 22). But thankfully, fans of the Chris Martin-fronted band won't have to wait … … More »
Poor Azealia Banks! The sweet-tempered rapstress and Friend To The Gays has come down with a throat infection that's going to keep her from performing at two scheduled festivals this weekend — Chicago's Lollapalooza and Montreal's Osheaga. Boo! As Billboard
helpfully notes, Banks has a track record of ditching festivals at the last minute; the same thing happened … … More »
Chris Brown's X
(now out August 26) promises to be a star-studded affair, featuring Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna among a slew of others. However, two new snippets reveal how the "Fine China"
singer plans to handle the solo songs — particularly the ballads. In a clip of "Something Special," Brown's affectionate … … More »
Passion Pit took on fun.'s anthemic "Carry On"
for VEVO's "Unexpected Covers" series, and just one listen shows why the band's choice was fitting. While seated at the piano, Passion Pit's frontman Michael Angelakos leads several back-up singers through the stripped-down … … More »
Britney Spears' debut single "Baby One More Time" is an iconic pop smash, so it comes as no surprise that the single is still being referenced in 2013 — and Ed Sheeran recently performed his own interpretation of the song yesterday (July 11) on Z100's The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show in New York City. He starts off … … More »
Samantha Jade staged one of the more unlikely comebacks in pop music history last year when she seemingly came out of nowhere to win X Factor Australia. The thing is — the tiny diva had already been on the grind for over a decade with more career twists and turns than your average telenovela. Her … … More »
At long last, the original Sugababes members — that would be Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy — have gifted the masses with "Flatline,"
a synthy, handclappy, glorious pop gem that come just in time for the summer, and arrives 13 years after the trio last hit a studio together. A groundswell of … … More »
This year's line-up at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
in Manchester, Tennessee wasn't particularly pop-heavy, but even if it had been, Charli XCX still would have been my favorite: The alt-pop siren is an electrifying performer, a prodigious songwriter and one of the most sincerely likable people you're liable to meet anywhere. (Yes, even at Bonnaroo.) … … More »
Paul McCartney took a moment out of his two-and-a-half-hour, headlining Bonnaroo
set to show support for the incarcerated Russian punk band Pussy Riot. As he and his band wrapped "Back in the U.S.S.R,
" off the Beatles' 1968 self-titled double album, a … … More »