Music

Chris Brown on drug-fueled downward spiral: Insiders

The biggest records R&B singer Chris Brown seems to be dropping lately have to do with drugs, lawsuits and restraining orders.At least the story Brown's friends and staff are spinning in a new report published in Billboard Thursday.Brown's violent, drug fueled tendencies first hit the limelight...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:19pm

Martina McBride is turning off the news and turning up the music

Country star Martina McBride is currently traveling the country spreading positive energy through music on her Love Unleashed tour. Known for hits like “My Baby Loves Me” and “Independence Day,” McBride has won countless Country Music Association awards and has been nominated for 14 Grammys. On...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:36pm

Kanye West, The-Dream release a sexier version of the 2007 song ‘Bed’

At Yeezy’s Season 5 show for NYFW, he premiered a new version of the 2007 song, “Bed,” originally written by The-Dream for R&B singer J. Holiday. The reimagining of the 10-year-old hit is stripped down and has a sexier feel to it compared to the original. It does not, however, feature vocals...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:21pm

Beyonce has the best reason for canceling her Coachella concert

Coachella may be the biggest music festival on the summer calendar, but Beyonce has more important matters to attend to.On Thursday, the singer's reps and festival organizersreleased a joint statement saying she will no longer be headlining the California event in April:"Following the advice of her...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:18pm

Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella

Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders.The "Formation" singer, 35, who is expecting twins, will however headline the event in 2018, organizers said in a statement."Following the advice of her doctors to...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:31pm

Vanessa Carlton isn't living in the past

Vanessa Carlton wants to clarify her distinction from her piano pop roots.Her 2001 breakout hit, “A Thousand Miles” earned her three Grammy noms and top 40 hit. The piano riff played in and out of a decade’s worth of rom-com heroines’ morning strolls, and just last month, returned once againas a...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:21pm

Brian Tyree Henry sings on NBC's ‘This Is Us’

Last night’s episode of “This Is Us” was an intense one with the death of Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones). Despite the tragedy however, there was still so much beauty as father and son journey to Memphis, where William once pursued his dreams of becoming...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:18am

Chris Brown will 'snap' after restraining order filed, Karrueche Tran fears: Report

Model Karrueche Tran is “terrified” that her ex, Chris Brown, will “snap” after she filed a restraining order against the singer on Tuesday, according to a report.“Kae is definitely terrified about what Chris will do now,” a source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.“She knows he can snap and do...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:24pm

The best performances of all time on 'The Voice'

Season 12 of hit NBC Show “The Voice” premieres this Monday, Feb. 27, with Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine serving as celebrity judges. Watched by millions, the show gives unknown singers a platform to share their talents with the whole world. Before we embark on yet...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:17pm

Black Thought: I don't want to be the next 'Def Comedy Jam'

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots is launching a new performance series in Philly this week, and the focus isn’t music. The legendary emcee has teamed up with Quincy Harris of Fox 29’s “The Q Show” for “Delirious,” a comedy showcase highlighting buzzworthy touring comedians as well as...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:13pm

10th annual Roots Picnic lineup announced

2017 has some bright spots and one of them is definitely the 10th Annual Roots Picnic at Philly’s Festival Pier.The all-day outdoor music festival was founded by legendary hip-hop band The Roots back in 2007, and has featured some of music’s biggest names over the years."Ten years ago this started...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:42pm

Is Justin Timberlake moving to Greenwich Village?

​Justin Timberlake may be bringing sexy back toGreenwich Village.The singerwasreportedlyseen checking out the sprawling triplex penthouse at12 East 13th St. The mod pad was first listed for $30.5 million in 2013, but has since been cut nearly in half to $18.5 million. It boasts amazing...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:58pm

At Harvard, hip-hop is getting its place in history

Within Harvard’s hallowed halls, hip-hop music is being recognized as the art form its admirers have long known it to be.Harvard researchers are in the process of archiving 200 of the most significant hip-hop albums as part of a project called Classic Crates.The work will involve assembling and...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:01am

These email exchanges allegedly show Dr. Luke's abusive behavior

Kesha has released emails she claims were sent to her by real-life villain Dr. Luke, and they are pretty terrifying.The singer, who has been in a neverending quest to be freed from her contract with Sony and the producer, believes the emails support her claims that Dr. Luke has a history of...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

The Weeknd’s new song puts Justin Bieber on blast

We can all agree that Justin Bieber is kind of all over the place. Especially when it comes to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.Ever since rumors started about The Weeknd and Gomez, 24, getting together, Bieber has found a variety of ways to express his displeasure. According to Elle,he first told...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:43am

Deborah Cox performs in the stage version of 'The Bodyguard'

Since the mid-1990s, Deborah Cox has maintained a multifaceted career as a singer of sleek soul-pop hits and as an actress on Broadway’s musical stage. There, smash R&B singles such as “Sentimental” and “We Can’t Be Friends” go hand in hand with success in musicals “Aida” and “Jekyll & Hyde...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:33am

Rihanna with her Grammys flask is all of us

It's been a long, emotional, Lemonade-less night, full of technical difficulties, a capella nonsense and foolish forced renditions of "Sweet Caroline" that no one wants to sing.RELATED: Watch Beyonce’s 2017 Grammy performanceAdele took home the night's biggest prizes, Beyonce remained blissfully...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:04am

Lady Gaga got a Metallica tattoo because their Grammys duet was just that good

Life is full of regrets, and here is a good, hilarious one, if only because it's not happening to you.RELATED: Blue Ivy saved James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' bitInstead, it's happening to Lady Gaga, who decided to commemorate her much-touted Grammys duet with Metallica ~forever~ by getting a giant...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:36am

Watch Beyonce’s 2017 Grammy performance

Beyonce already won the award for Best Music Video for “Formation” before she stepped on the Grammy Stage. Her mama, Tina Knowles, was there to introduce Queen Bey’s performance, but first gave props to sister Solage for already taking home Best R&B performance earlier that night. Just in case...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:56am

Twitter has feelings about CeeLo Green's gold Grammy look

CeeLo Green has decided to continue his second act as an animatronic cartoon villain called Gnarly Davidson (no really) and well, he certainly turned heads.The one-time "Voice" judge is in the midst of an identity crisis/revamp and revealed the alter-ego to XXL earlier this year, with the following...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:00am