Pop stars like Ed Sheeran
, Fall Out Boy
will pay tribute to Elton John
in a forthcoming reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
. First released in 1973, Goodbye
debuted at No. 1 and held that position for eight weeks straight, as John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin
released one hit after another, including the title track and “Bennie and the Jets.”
Universal Music/Mercury will release a deluxe reissue of Goodbye on March 24; on the second disc, Sheeran covers “Candle in the Wind” while Fall Out Boy takes on “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” Miguel tackles “Bennie and the Jets,” which Music Week reports will also feature Wale. See the full tracklist of covers, also including Emeli Sande and Hunter Hayes, after the jump. 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, two new additions to the series have been announced for this year.
Both A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary and A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace On Earth will be released on October 16. Artists lined up to appear on the two collections include Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Train, The Band Perry, Jazon Mraz, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Cheap Trick and Rascal Flatts. More »
On Tuesday (June 19) Justin Bieber
made his official foray into manhood with his almost shockingly mature-sounding new album Believe
. It’s hard to grasp just how much the once “Baby”-faced crooner has grown up since his debut LP, My World 2.0
. And while JB’s third studio album is staged to have the biggest debut week of 2012 yet
, the swaggy singer can’t take all the credit. From the songwriting skills of The-Dream
and Mike Posner
to collaborations with everyone from Ludacris
— not to mention a boost from his “big bro”
— Justin’s had help from some of the biggest and best in the biz. Take a look back through the extra helping hands that have shaped the sound of the pop star juggernaut in our gallery above.
What do you think of Believe? Tell us below, on Facebook or on Twitter. And don’t forget you can get even more behind-the-scenes info on our special Justin Bieber Believe page.
Sometimes the best music comes from the most unexpected places. Throughout pop history, music acts have teamed up on remixes, side projects and duets that have left us both pleased and perplexed (take Nicki Minaj
and Britney Spears
‘ “Till The World End” and Danger Mouse
and Cee Lo Green
‘s brainchild, Gnarls Barkley
for example). So we got to thinking about other pop star pair-ups that would go well together — even if only in name. And since we love a good pun just as much as we love pop music, we present to you: 10 Imagined Pop Star Mashups.
The 54th Grammy Awards
, a night overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston
, kicked off with a performance by Bruce Springsteen. Right after, LL Cool J — the annual event’s first host in eight years
— walked on stage and reminded us of just what a powerful, iconic force Houston was by introducing a clip of her performing “I Will Always Love You” back in 1994. Of course, the show must go on — and indeed it did. Head below to watch the night’s performances, from artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Chris Brown. More »
After we took a stab at predicting the Grammy winners in the Pop and Dance categories
yesterday, we’re now ready to hold our magnifying glass up the list of Best New Artist nominees
. Last year
, the jazzy Esperanza Spalding pulled an upset by besting more well-known names such as Drake, Justin Bieber and Florence + The Machine for the win. (Personally, we thought Drizzy had it in the bag
.) So what newbie will take home Grammy gold in 2012? See our pick — and then have your say by voting — below!
The main 2012 Grammy nominees were announced this evening on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!—Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night
telecast. And it’s a big ole pop fest for this year’s crop of nominees, with Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Bruno Mars all vying for Album Of The Year. (Oh, and the Foo Fighters, for the rock crowd, of course.) Jump below for the full list of nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, check our predictions
and let us know which nominations surprised you the most.
The 2012 Grammy nominees
were announced this evening on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!—Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night
telecast. And it’s a big ole pop fest for this year’s crop of nominees, with Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Bruno Mars all vying for statues across several categories. Click through to see the 54th Annual Grammy Awards nominees for Best New Artist and let us know which nominations surprised you the most.
Tonight’s Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! special
will not only boast performances by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj Sugarland, and Jason Aldean, it will also, naturally, reveal who’s up for the big categories at the 54th Grammys, which will be broadcast live by CBS on February 12. Now is probably a good time to mention that patience has never been one of our virtues — hence the fact that we ran our itchy fingers across our Crystal Ball Of Pop and then typed out our predictions for the Grammy Album, Record and Song Of The Year nominees, as well as those for Best New Artist. See them below!