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Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, Miguel & More Cover Elton John In ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Reissue

Pop stars like Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, Miguel 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 »

Billboard Music Awards 2013: Watch The Performances

Bruno Is Quite A Thriller
The red jacket. Those moves. That hair. Is it just us, or was Bruno Mars looking a little extra Michael Jackson-esque, circa Off The Wall and Thriller, as he tore through “Treasure” at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 19) night? Oh, it’s just us? Sorry — too much boxed wine at dinner time.

Bruno and his band kicked off the Billboard awards at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena , amid a disco ball-strewn set that looked straight out of a 1981 episode of Solid Gold. Then Selena Gomez twirled through her “Come & Get It” Indian schtick in all gold. And Chris Brown sounded terrible and looked crazy while knocking of better artists’ dance moves.

Watch these magical moments and many, many more below! More »

Christina Aguilera, Train & Michael Buble For New ‘A Very Special Christmas’ Albums

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 »

Justin Bieber’s Biggest Collaborations

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 to Drake — not to mention a boost from his “big bro”, Usher — 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.

Pop Star Mashups: 10 Dream Collaborations

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, Ke$ha 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.

Grammy Awards 2012: Watch The Performances

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 »

Grammy Awards 2012: Who Will Win Best New Artist?

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!
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2012 Grammy Nominations

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.
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2012 Grammy Nominations: Best New Artist

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.

2012 Grammy Nominations: Our Predictions & Wish List

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!
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