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Big Sean Takes No. 1 Spot On Billboard

March 5th, 2015 9:19am EST
Big Sean Takes 'Dark Sky Paradise' To No. 1 On Billboard
Well, well, well! Big Sean finally had a big debut – contextually speaking. The Detroit rapper’s third album, Dark Sky Paradise debuts at number one following two previous top three albums. Not only did Dark Sky Paradise debut higher than his previous work, it also sold considerably more, moving 139,000 copies. With ‘total impact’ playing a total role, Sean’s numbers are more robust – the tune of 173,000. Is 2015 the year that Big Sean finally does big things?

Big Sean wasn’t the sole triumph this week. Kid Rock did well for himself, as First Kiss debuted in the runner-up slot. Int...
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Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

March 3rd, 2015 8:59am EST
Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
Ah, March is upon us in all its glory – sense the sarcasm? The first release week of March is somewhat quiet save for just one preeminent release. That preeminent release happens to be by pop’s it girl Kelly Clarkson, who drops Piece By Piece. Other than Clarkson, there are four other albums to check out this week, even if they are ‘under the radar’ per se.

1) Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece (RCA)

The first American Idol victor releases her sixth studio album (seventh album overall if you include holiday effort Wrapped In Red in the mix). Piece By Piece marks Kelly Clarkson’s first ...
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Brownstone Singer Slips On Broken Wine Glass, Dies

March 2nd, 2015 7:42pm EST
'90s Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies In Freak Accident
Brownstone singer Charmayne Maxwell died over the weekend after a freak accident at her Los Angeles, Calif., home. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Maxwell, 46, slipped on a broken wine glass, which cut her neck. Authorities do not believe foul play was involved.

Sources told TMZ.com that the singer's husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home late in the evening and found Maxwell unconscious and bleeding. He called 911, but she died on the way to Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Brownstone was known for the 1995 hit "If You Love Me," which was nominated for a Best R&B Perf...
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Why Did Kanye West Refuse To Speak During An Interview? [WATCH]

March 2nd, 2015 2:05pm EST
Kanye West
In yet another bizarre public display, Kanye West refused to talk to U.K. host Jonathan Ross during his talk show, lying down and remaining silent for the duration of his appearance.

West recorded an appearance on "The Jonathan Ross Show" where he performed his track "Only One."

Despite his best efforts to get the rapper to speak to him, Ross could not get a word out of the usually chatty rapper. In order to get on his level, the talk show host lay down next to Yeezus to attempt to get an answer out of him.

Ross joked: "If you want to spoon, I don't mind. [My bum]'s not as big as Kim's,...
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Why Does Michelle Rodriguez Have A Beef With Minority Actors?

March 2nd, 2015 1:03pm EST
Michelle Rodriguez Apologizes For Her Comments About Minority Ac
Michelle Rodriguez apologized via a Facebook video on Sunday for a statement she made where she revealed that minority actors should stop stealing superhero roles.

On Friday the "Furious 7" star was asked while leaving a restaurant in LA if she was going to play the comic book superhero the Green Lantern, as was rumored online.

"That’s the dumbest thing I've ever heard," Rodriguez remarked. "I think it's so stupid, because of this whole “minorities in Hollywood” thing. Its so stupid, stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Like, make up your own."

After realizing how her commen...
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Carly Rae Jepsen: Will New Single Keep Her From Being Remembered As A One-Hit-Wonder?

March 2nd, 2015 12:30pm EST
Carly Rae Jepsen Starts Music Comeback With New Single, 'I Reall
It's been three years already since Carly Rae Jepsen broke on to the scene with smash hit "Call Me Maybe," and the Canadian singer has just released a new single with the hopes of returning to the top of the charts.

The singer released new single "I Really Like You" on iTunes on Monday and made an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America to perform the song for the first time.

Carly posted several reasons to "really like you" on her Instagram last week, leading up to Friday's reveal of the single artwork with the caption "March 2nd."

She added a photo of herself with Tom Hanks in what ap...
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Review: Big Sean Brings The Heat On 'Dark Sky Paradise'

March 2nd, 2015 11:30am EST
Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
“Oh God!” How many times has Detroit bred MC Big Sean uttered that phrase? On his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise, Sean strives to establish himself as a heavyweight in the rap game, even if he has no shortage of skeptics or haters. His previous album Hall of Fame wasn’t a hit like his debut Finally Famous, so Sean aims to step up his game the third time around. Dark Sky Paradise isn’t perfect, but there are plenty of exceptional moments to be had.

Opener “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” is somewhat off-putting, yet establishes the overall tenor of the album. As listeners have become accu...
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15 Songs With The Word Crazy - The Craziest Songs Ever!

March 1st, 2015 2:30pm EST
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Some songs are sane while others are bleeping CRAZY! There is no sanity to be found here as these are the craziest songs ever, like “forever ever.” Well… maybe it’s a slight exaggeration, but you can’t have crazy songs without embracing your own inner craziness – that’s gospel truth right there! Here are 14 of the craziest songs ever.

1) Paul Simon, “Still Crazy After All These Years” (Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)

Paul, we don’t think you’re the least bit crazy, unless it’s a ‘crazy good accomplished veteran musician that is! When you hear “Still Crazy After All These Year...
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The Case For And Against Justin Bieber

February 28th, 2015 4:00pm EST
The Case For And Against Justin Bieber
After years of both success and youthful excess, Justin Bieber seems poised to make a massive comeback in 2015. Even though Bieber hasn’t been in the limelight for his music over the past couple of years, he has definitely found ways to keep himself in the eyes of the media, skeptics, and ‘Beliebers’ alike. As easy as it is to point to the pop star’s shortcomings, there is also a case ‘for’ the him as well (yep, that’s totally a scary notion). Here is the case “for” and “against” Justin Bieber.

1) For: The time Justin Bieber bought dinner for the NYPD.

Progress forward Justin – ...
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Imagine Dragons Score First Number One Album On the Billboard 200

February 26th, 2015 12:33pm EST
Imagine Dragons
The ‘dragons’ no longer have to ‘imagine’ anything. Nope! In other words, Imagine Dragons scored this week, debuting atop the Billboard 200. Smoke + Mirrors not only impacted well overall (195,000 units), but also managed robust sales – 172,000 copies. Yes the Billboard 200 is putting more emphasis on the ‘total package’ or the 195K number cited first, but with albums selling so poorly, selling 172,000 copies itself is notable achievement.

After locking down number one last week with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake settles for the runner up slot, continuing to ‘impact’ so...
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