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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...

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...

Janet Jackson’s First Album In Seven Years & More

9/29/2015 12:40pm EDT
Janet Jackson Leads Albums To Check Out
The first release new music release date of October is upon us! Is it chocked full of surefire hits? Eh, not specifically, but it is top heavy with the return of Miss Jackson aka Janet Jackson. Additionally, Tamar Braxton, Avicii, Trivium, and Matt Nathanson all return following two-year breaks. None are quite as anticipated as Jackson’s albums, but they also aren’t slouches either. Here are five newbies to check out!

1) Janet Jackson, Unbreakable (Rhythm Nation / BMG Rights Management)

Unbreakable marks Janet Jackson’s first album in a whopping seven years. Unbreakable interesting...

Drake And Future Take Top Honors

9/29/2015 9:02am EDT
Drake And Future Take ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ To No. 1
Lana Del Rey could practically taste her second no. 1 album – that is until Drake and Future totally ‘killed her vibe’ with surprise mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive. Expectedly, the superstar hip-hop collaboration was too much for the moody, alt-pop singer to overcome. In other words, her Honeymoon in the ‘penthouse’ wasn’t meant to be. Okay, okay, enough puns!

Drake and Future took top honors on the Billboard 200, to the tune of 375,000 units – WOW! This doesn’t outpace Drake’s earlier no. 1 album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late or the juggernaut that was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behin...

REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Hall: 'We’re Back On The Road Again!'

9/28/2015 5:52pm EDT
REO Speedwagon
It’s true! REO Speedwagon is hitting the road across the United States and is making a local stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on October 20!

The band is known for their greatest hits, “Keep On Loving You” (one of my favorite REO songs), “Can’t Fight This Feeling” “Back On The Road Again” "Time For Me To Fly" "Take It On The Run" “Variety Tonight” “Shakin’ It Loose Tonight” “Riding The Storm Out” and many others. Their most successful album of the 80s was “Hi Infidelity."

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bruce Hall, and he told Starpulse all about it! But don’t expect a new...

Hypothetical Songs: Musicians That Asked 'What If'

9/27/2015 2:03pm EDT
13 'What If' Songs – Hypothetically Speaking!
Ah, those glorious things called “what if” questions. What are what if questions? They’re those hypothetical questions that haven’t happened and ultimately may or may not happen. Interestingly, numerous musicians have written and performed songs based upon them. This hypothetical list explores 13 what if questions, in all their hypothetical glory!

1) Meghan Trainor, “What If I” (Title, 2015)

“What if I, I wanna kiss you tomorrow?” If that’s the case Meghan Trainor, then by all means go for it! On “What If I,” the retro-pop singer knows that this dude is the ‘real deal.’ She’s qu...

Musicians Dealing With Death Through Song

9/26/2015 4:00pm EDT
Songs About Death: 10 Songs About Dying Young
Death is dark, depressing subject matter to say the least. Honestly, it’s not the best topic for dinner conversation, dates, or generally happy occasions. Call it what it is – deadly, morbid and definitely buzz kill. Still, there have been plenty of songs that have tackled the topic of dying young. Some are literal, but many are figurative and branch out to various other topics, most prominently love. Here are 10 songs about dying young for your reading pleasure…yeah, that didn’t sound right at all!

1) The Band Perry, “If I Die Young” (The Band Perry, 2010)

To reiterate, pondering ...

Who Is Arzaylea & Which Famous Musician Is She Dating?

9/26/2015 11:00am EDT
Five Seconds Of Summer Star Luke Hemmigs Dating LA Club Kid Arza
Luke Hemmings has been spotted around Los Angeles with a mystery brunette named Arzaylea. She’s reportedly been around the band for a while, but only recently starting getting serious with Hemmings over the past several weeks.

According to Inquisitr, Hemmings was seen leaving the Nice Guy Lounge in Hollywood with Arzaylea on multiple occasions. She tried to hide her face when cameras approached the duo, but she didn't count on fans figuring it out through her many social media pages!

But some 5SOS fans are not happy about this supposed new romance, denouncing the daughter of a headphone c...

New Albums To Check Out This Week

9/22/2015 12:52pm EDT
Drake And Future's Joint Album Lead Albums To Check Out
The final release week of September is upon us! There are some goodies to check out this week, much like last week’s star-studded releases. Originally a solid week for new releases, a surprise joint album from Drake and Future made the week a stellar one. Unsurprisingly, the Drake/Future collaboration leads albums to check out. Anticipated debut and sophomore albums, in addition to comeback album of a rock veteran, join the collaborative album as albums to check out.

1) Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

An off-cycle album release completely changed the tides. Drake and Futur...

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