Listen To Drake’s Finalized Track 'Can I' Featuring Beyonce

10/6/2015 12:20pm EDT
Have You Heard Drake's New Single Featuring Beyonce?
Music fans are buzzing this week about a new track that features two of the biggest music stars in the world.

Canadian rapper Drake recently released a new song called "Can I" that features Beyonce as his backup singer. Drake dropped the track as part of his OVO Sound Radio show on Apple's Beats 1 radio station.

The track is the second collaboration between the two artists. In 2013, Drake made an appearance on Beyonce's "Mine." a song on her self-titled album that she surprise-released on Apple's iTunes.

Speaking of Apple, some industry observers are raising their eyebrows at the fact...

The Game, Selena Gomez And Other Albums To Check Out This Week

10/6/2015 10:57am EDT
The Game Leads Albums To Check Out
The first Friday in October brought the comeback of one of music’s iconic artists, Janet Jackson. That is a big deal without question. This week, things are much quieter. This week is the “calm before the storm,” as the next couple of release weeks are jam-packed with newbies to add to the collection. Still, there’s a West Coast rapper and a pop star/actress leading the way this week.

1) The Game, Documentary 2 (Blood Money / Entertainment One U.S.)

The Game isn’t the heavy-hitter he once was – that’s just the way it is in the music industry. Still, The Game knows how to impact the...

Rap Newcomer Fetty Wap Takes Top Honors

10/6/2015 8:23am EDT
Fetty Wap Takes Top Honors On The Billboard 200
It’s a good week to be a “Trap Queen” – or something like that! Rap newcomer Fetty Wap sees his self-titled debut album take top honors on the Billboard 200. That’s right, Fetty Wap debuted at #1 on the big chart, to the tune of 129,000 units – not too shabby. Wait at minute – how much did Fetty Wap actually sell? 75,000 copies – 54,000 copies less than it impacted when streams and tracks are considered. But first place is first place, right?

Fetty Wap wasn’t the only story of the Billboard 200 this week. Don Henley lands in third place with Cass County, selling more copies than Fetty...

Rita Ora And Travis Barker Are Dating?

10/5/2015 12:30pm EDT
'Fifty Shades Darker' Star Rita Ora Dating Blink-182 Musician Tr
There's a new power couple in the music business, Rita Ora and Travis Barker.

The unlikely duo has reportedly been in a relationship only a short time.

E! News broke the news, as reported by Billboard, who shared that Barker spoke of Ora in a way only one would that was in a relationship.

On Thursday night, Barker was at Knott's Berry Farm's Knott's Scary Farm opening in Buena Park, Calif., and asked by E! News where Ora was.

Barker revealed that Ora was probably coming later and that they would be dressing up for Halloween together.

He then remarked, "We actually share a lot of the...

How Did 'The Voice' Help Gwen Stefani’s Own Music Career?

10/5/2015 12:03pm EDT
'The Voice': Gwen Stefani Says Show 'Inspired' Her Music Career
Coaching on NBC's The Voice has reinvigorated Gwen Stefani's career. The "Hollaback Girl" singer told Starpulse during a recent press junket how her first year coaching on the show made her feel different about her own music, and why she decided to come back for this season.

"The experience is what inspired me," she said. "I think I was just so shocked, because I'd just had a baby and they just asked me to do the show and it was just a shock. Never in my life would I ever do something like this. It just didn't seem like my thing...It was a crazy move and I just think that sometimes, things...

Janet Jackson Proves She Still Has It

10/5/2015 10:45am EDT
Janet Jackson, Unbreakable © Rhythm Nation / BMG
There used to be a time when a new Janet Jackson album was “kind of a big deal.” Since the infamous Super Bowl incident in 2004, things cooled off for “Miss Jackson.” Sure, she continued to have chart-topping albums, but arguably, they failed to have staying power beyond the initial buzz. Whether or not Jackson’s comeback album Unbreakable can “get past this hump” to quote Erykah Badu is debatable, but her first LP in seven years is definitely worth listening to.

“Unbreakable” commences Unbreakable exceptionally, sounding vintage. Jackson sounds best on the chorus, where her upper-regi...

Gwen Stefani To Get Raw & Personal On Upcoming Album

10/5/2015 9:19am EDT
Gwen Stefani
It's not uncommon for singers to get personal in their work (just ask Taylor Swift), and Gwen Stefani is doing just that. The No Doubt star is working on an upcoming album, and several of the songs reportedly center on her ex Gavin Rossdale.

A source "close" to the star told Radar Online that the music is "Gwen’s most raw and best work ever. Some of the songs will include the heartfelt emotions she had over suspicions Gavin had betrayed her with their nanny."

Stefani "is at the point that she just doesn’t care about how Gavin feels about it. Music is the truest form of expression for her,...

Is Will Smith Making A Music Comeback?

10/4/2015 2:04pm EDT
Will Smith Appears On First Rap Song In 10 Years
Actor Will Smith is best known today for his powerful roles in movies like 'Ali' and 'The Pursuit of Happyness', two films for which he received Best Actor Oscar nominations.

But those who have followed his career since the 1980s know the star got his start as a rapper dubbed The Fresh Prince and it was this role that served as the inspiration for his hit 90s TV show 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'. The boost from the show pushed his music career to another level, winning him four Grammy Awards and international fame as someone who could act, write and rap.

But it's been 10 long years since...

These Battle Songs Will Help You Persevere

10/4/2015 1:00pm EDT
12 Songs That Will Have You Ready For Battle
Ladies and gentlemen, get prepared to put on your armor – we’re going to battle! No, not really, but the songs featured in this article all center around battles, with some expanding to full out war. These battle songs all have a common thread – resolve – the willingness to persevere even if there are “scars” when it’s all said and done. Enjoy these 12, mostly uplifting battle songs! “Fight” songs weren’t included; only battle and war songs.

1) Bullet For My Valentine, “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)” (Venom, 2015)

“I will not take this anymore / these words will never be ignore...

Shady Music Moments From 2015

10/3/2015 1:00pm EDT
When The Shade Hits The Fan: 9 Shady Music Moments From 2015
Musicians have been “throwing shade” at each other for years – understatement. In fact, before it was known colloquially as throwing shade, the esteemed classical composers were literally ripping each other apart with their harsh critiques of one another. Each and every year, new shade is thrown into the hands of the media, which in turn is presented to the people for their entertainment pleasure.

1) Empire (Season 2, Episode 1) Vs. Donnie McClurkin

Even gospel artists – those singing for “the glory of God” are subject to shade. In its disjointed second season premiere, hip-hop soa...

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