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5th Album Is A Charm For Breaking Benjamin

July 2nd, 2015 8:56am EDT
Breaking Benjamin Becomes The Latest Musicians To Score First No
2015 must be the year of chart dreams realized – at least for some artists. Not everybody can boast of the chart glory (looking at you Ciara). For Breaking Benjamin, a band on their fifth album, reaching the penthouse on the Billboard 200 had eluded them four times before. Finally, the fifth time proved to be charm and Dark Before Dawn earned the band their first #1 album. The numbers are rock solid, as Dark Before Dawn shows no darkness whatsoever with 141,000 units, most of which were album sales. BB is certainly doing its thing – kudos boys, kudos.

Being the jam-packed week it was...
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Ed Sheeran's Fans Will See Fireworks At 4th of July Performance

July 1st, 2015 2:28pm EDT
Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson Headline 'Macy's 4th Of
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is must-see TV this weekend, especially if you are a fan of singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, country music star Brad Paisley or Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson. NBC's annual Fourth of July party begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, and features an amazing lineup of performances, and a fireworks display that will light up your family room.

Ed Sheeran's teen fans won't have to sit in front of their TV to see him perform hit songs like "Thinking Out Loud" and "Don't." NBC will be live streaming the Macy's 4th of July show online via the Watch AB...
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Does Kacey Musgraves Have Another Grammy Winning Album On Her Hands?

July 1st, 2015 2:08pm EDT
Review: Kacey Musgraves Nails It On Sophomore Album 'Pageant Bea
Today’s country music is not your father or mother’s country music – that’s an understatement. That said, that’s pretty much across the board of all music, where the changes have been drastic, yet are ultimately are part of a continuous circle that’s generational. That said Grammy-winning country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves is a traditionalist in a time where being a traditionalist should totally be uncool – have you heard the phrase “Bro country” thrown around? While she should be totally lame, on her sophomore album Pageant Beauty, Musgraves nails it as her throwback sensibility i...
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Country Rock Star Brantley Gilbert Weds

July 1st, 2015 8:33am EDT
Brantley Gilbert
Country rock singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert and Amber Cochran tied the knot at the star's home in Georgia recently. His new wife was the inspiration for hit songs including "More Than Miles" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do."

The singer told E! earlier this year that the pair had some ups and downs, and he nearly lost her after making some poor decisions: "I met her 10 years ago. I met her in church, and long story short, we were on and off for five years, mostly on. Losing her, it was a straight downhill jolt at first."

He added, "She's the one that got away for five years, and they...
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Iggy Azalea Blames Britney Spears For Flop -- See Details

June 30th, 2015 11:50am EDT
Britney Spears And Iggy Azalea Trade Shade After Their New Singl
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea teamed up recently for the song "Pretty Girls," but now the relationship between the two pop stars has taken an ugly turn following the single's poor reception.

Azalea started the feud on Monday when she responded to a fan calling the song a "flop" on Twitter.

@rhuancesarr its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured...

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 28, 2015

Azalea pointing out that she was only "featured" on the song, led fans and media sites to believe that she was...
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Jessie J Undergoes Surgery: 'I Am Not OK'

June 30th, 2015 9:37am EDT
Jessie J
English singer Jessie J is in "a lot of pain" following surgery for a mystery illness. The star posted an update on Instagram over the weekend, writing: I have seen a lot of 'How are you today' comments... How am I.... *Looks up sighs and has to be honest* I am not ok... I am in a lot of pain. But I'm working on it with the doctors.

"We all have our moments and one of mine is now. Being human sucks when you are non stop and your body says NOPE not right now. Unexpected but I'm here trying my best to not let it win Sometimes admitting how you really feel can be the quickest road to recover...
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Some New Music Releases For Everyone This Week!

June 30th, 2015 8:45am EDT
Miguel & Meek Mill Among Albums To Check Out
June 2015 goes out with a bang! You know what that means don’t you? Hot new music releases with everybody and his brother (and/or sister) in mind! There’s a mix of R&B, rap, country, and rock to pick from. Among the most anticipated new releases hail from Miguel and Meek Mill, with newbies X Ambassadors and Vince Staples getting in on the action. Here are eight albums to check out this week.

1) Miguel, Wildheart (RCA)

After a near three-year hiatus, contemporary/alternative R&B singer/songwriter Miguel returns with his third album, Wildheart. Wildheart follows up Miguel’s critically ...
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'Partridge Family' Star Selling Florida Estate

June 30th, 2015 8:38am EDT
David Cassidy
David Cassidy, famous for starring in the 70's show "The Partridge Family," is selling his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home. The former pop star is being forced by a federal bankruptcy court to auction off the property on Sept. 9, according to the New York Daily News.

The waterfront estate is 6,400-square-foot and includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, dock and boat lift. Cassidy, 65, is reportedly "excited" to sell the property and "move on to the next chapter."

The singer/actor purchased the home in 2001 for $1.1 million, according to Broward County property records.

The sal...
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You Won't Believe How Much Money Katy Perry Made Over The Last Year

June 29th, 2015 1:13pm EDT
Katy Perry Is Highest-Paid Female Celeb With $135 Million Annual
Forbes just released its annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world's highest-paid celebrities, and Katy Perry earned "more than any other entertainer on earth" with a $135 million paycheck from June 2014 to June 2015.

The singer's international tour was a big contributor to her salary. Of the 124 concerts she played over the last year, 75 occurred outside of the United States, spanning 27 countries and four continents.

Despite her massive success, Perry was trumped by two boxers: Floyd Mayweather ($300 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million), whose famous bout aired on pay-per-view in ...
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How Good Is Miguel's 'Wildheart'?

June 29th, 2015 9:59am EDT
Review: Miguel Delivers A Homerun On 'Wildheart'
In recent times, it seems that R&B needs an IV – intravenous fluids. 2015 hasn’t been very respectable from a commercial standpoint and in some regards critically for a once fiery genre. Miguel seeks to change the perceptions of R&B on his highly anticipated third album Wildheart, which follows his Grammy-winning sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream (Best R&B song for “Adorn”). Miguel’s eclectic brand of R&B – contemporary, alternative, dashes of rock and pop – makes Wildheart and album no one should sleep on.

Wildheart commences with “A Beautiful Exit,” a sound record showcasing pop sensi...
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