By now, you’ve surely read the news that Asheville, North Carolina, native Caleb Johnson was crowned winner of American Idol’s 13th season. The top two finalists, Caleb and Jena Irene, had a good, old-fashioned sing-off Tuesday night with the results of America’s final vote announced last night (May 21).
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Adam Lambert is one of the most sensational artists out there, yet when sharing the stage with one if his idols, he went all fanboy on her. “Look who I get to do a duet with! OMG!” Adam shared with the crowd at New York City’s Beacon Theater on Saturday (December 8) night, before Cyndi… More »
It’s hard to imagine the holidays without some of the festive tunes that appeared on the very first A Very Special Christmas compilation in 1987 — songs like U2’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, Eurythmics’ “Winter Wonderland”, Madonna’s “Santa Baby” and Run-D.M.C’s “Christmas In Hollis”. But now that the Special Olympics-benefiting compilation is turning 25,… More »
If many of the duets on ABC’s new singing competition show Duets left you cold, you’ll fall head over heels for Christina Perri’s collaboration with Jason Mraz on “Distance.” In the rehearsal video for the song, off her album Lovestrong, the artists sing the melancholy tune together in the studio as cameras capture their emotional performance. In addition to having… More »
For Glee’s graduation episode and the Season 3 finale, “Goodbye”, the cast breaks out songs by, well, everyone: tunes by Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Green Day, Queen, Jason Mraz and more are performed during the episode, which manages to still be only an hour long. (We’re assuming everyone’s graduation speech will be sung, since there’s… More »
Lionel Richie easily fends off new releases Jason Mraz, Train and Future on Billboard’s Top 200 chart this week, as Tuskegee maintains its #1 position following another 114,000 copies sold. As mentioned last week, Tuskegee marks Richie’s first chart-topper on the main album roundup since Dancing On The Ceiling waltzed its way to the peak… More »
Earth Day — the 24-hour cycle when we all try extra hard to be as “green” as possible — is right around the corner. But for some of our favorite pop stars, saving the environment is a full-time job, and they report to work 365 days a year. If you’re looking for a little eco-inspiration… More »
In case you weren’t aware, “I Won’t Give Up” crooner Jason Mraz is quite the advocate for marriage equality. So it seems fitting that the singer-songwriter/Etta James fan would choose gay mag Instinct as one of the outlets to promote upcoming LP Love Is A Four Letter Word (out April 17) in. There’s just one… More »
It is with a heavy heart that the music industry, and the world, says goodbye to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time today. Etta James, the legendary soul singer most famously known for her 1960 rendition of the softly swaying love song “At Last,” passed away in California on Friday (January 20)… More »
In tonight’s episode of Glee, the crew practices their assignment of performing a duet, and Artie’s love triangle with Tina and Mike gets more complicated. After the jump, voila your song spoilers for “Duets”, including some big band classics, more tunes from A Chorus Line, and a cover of one of our favorite duets between… More »
We know you must be giddy about your upcoming three-day weekend, filled with all the burgers, booze and fireworks our forefathers hoped you’d be enjoying while celebrating America’s 234th birthday bash. And what’s a party without music?
In anticipation of the 4th of July, we’ve rounded up the perfect tunes to rock… More »
Pop stars watch the Academy Awards just like the rest of us. Only when they do it, they’re not gathered around a friend’s living room eating Oscar movie-themed dishes like “Inglorious Bratwurst”. Instead, they head to the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party held this year at Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center. Flip through… More »
Train have landed their first hit in years, the bouncy “Hey, Soul Sister.” Should the song’s success be credited to the fact that it sounds just like Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” which was prominently featured on American Idol this week?
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Looks like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” will never be so 2000-and-late. As the iTunes store approaches its 10 billion downloads mark, the digital retailer has revealed its 25 most-downloaded songs since its inception in 2003. And if you thought the Black Eyed Peas were approaching the E.N.D. of the line, you’d best think again—and check… More »
We’re less than a week away from the 2010 Grammy Awards, and we’re anxiously anticipating who will win what, which performance will be talked about the most the following day, and how many costume changes of Lady Gaga’s will involve blood packets. (Our guess: two out of seven.)
This week we’ll be highlighting… More »
Ok fine, we give in, Internet. Here’s DJ Earworm’s rapidly circulating annual mash-up of Billboard’s Top 25 songs from the past year. (And here’s 2008’s in case you’re feeling nostalgic for a simpler time where Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga weren’t the two biggest blondes in the music biz.) Check out the vid after the… More »
Over the holidays, Billboard’s song charts were, at least on the surface, pretty sleepy. On the Hot 100, most of the songs that were hot late last fall—Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and “If I Were a Boy,” T.I. and Rihanna’s “Live Your Life,” Kanye’s “Love Lockdown” and “Heartless,” Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” the unkillable Katy Perry’s… More »