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Our Grammy Award Predictions

2/13/2016 3:00pm EST
Lock 'Em In – 58th Annual Grammy Awards Predictions
Ah it’s so close we can feel it! What is so close you ask? Why the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, aka the music industry Super Bowl! As always, there are a varied amount of artists contending for Grammys but likely only a select few will come out on top.

After sitting on the nominees in December and January and issuing the The Way Too Early And Bold 58th Annual Grammy Awards Predictions back on December 12, 2015, here are THE predictions on who will be victorious on Monday, Feb. 15.

Oh and by the way, the numbers correspond with the order of the respective field/categories via the official Gr...
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Male Musical Artists That Are Sensitive And Vulnerable

2/13/2016 11:00am EST
12 Male Artists Who Thrive Off Of Innocence And Sensitivity
Ok, no sugarcoating here – let’s cut right to the chase! Not every male musician establishes their career based on male stereotypes. What are those male stereotypes? Well, they typically encompass strength, lacking any semblance of vulnerability, and exuding unshakable confidence in the name of manhood. Numerous male musicians these days are eschewing what society formally shaped the male musician to be by exhibiting a more sensitive, in some cases innocent side.

Does sensitivity and innocence from a male musician connote weakness? No, not necessarily! Some of the artists featured on this ...
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Are Musical Acts Not Paid For Super Bowl Appearances?

2/9/2016 11:23am EST
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Coldplay Not Paid For Super Bowl 50 Appeara
Could it be true that Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Coldplay were not paid for their Super Bowl 50 appearances for the Pepsi Halftime Spectacular?

Yes, as the exposure given to the artists for their time on stage during the big game far outweighs what they could ever be paid for the performance.

As has always been the case, none of the artists that perform at the Super Bowl are ever paid.

According to Forbes, the increase in attention, social media mentions, larger fan bases and music sales are what push the entertainers over the edge more than a paycheck for the evening could.

For...
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Rihanna Tops The Album Charts For Second Time

2/9/2016 10:10am EST
Rihanna Scores Second Career No. 1 Album With 'Anti'
It took seven albums for Rihanna to score her first number one album when 2012’s Unapologetic broke a seemingly unbreakable seal for the urban-pop artist. Now after dropping her eighth studio album Anti and initially debuting at #27 with its unorthodox rollout, Rihanna ascends to number one. How did Anti fare? 166,000 units, though it should be noted that only about 75% of that total are pure sales. Compared to the sales of Unapologetic, the numbers for Anti are down by 114,000 copies. Still, Anti did sell six-figures worth of pure sales, a rarity if your name is not Adele.

Speaking of A...
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Beyonce Drops New Single 'Formation'

2/7/2016 7:56am EST
Beyonce Drops New Tune 'Formation' On Heels Of Super Bowl Appear
Beyonce surprised fans yet again by dropping a new single and a politically-inspired music video without giving them any warning on her social media accounts until the tune was released.

On Feb. 6, Queen Bey released "Formation," a new single which is available as a free download on Tidal.

She also released a new music video in support of the song.

"Formation" www.Beyonce.com

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 6, 2016 at 12:50pm PST

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy is featured in the video.

Once the track was out, Beyoncé posted several images from the much...
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Charlie Puth Shows Potential On 'Nine Track Mind'

2/4/2016 9:09am EST
Charlie Puth Shows Potential, Lacks Oomph On 'Nine Track Mind'
It must be good to be Charlie Puth right now. WHO is Charlie Puth you ask? Oh, he’s just the piano-playing, pop dude who delivered one of 2015’s biggest hits, “See You Again” alongside Wiz Khalifa. After earning Grammy nominations for his breakthrough pop hit, the 23-year old newcomer drops his debut album Nine Track Mind. Listening to the album, Puth’s potential is apparent; so are the flaws.

“One Call Away” is a respectable start but don’t call it a spirited salvo; it lacks a bit of the killer instinct an opener should possess. For all of Puth’s efforts to rise to “soaring heights,” “...
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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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Rihanna Returns From A 4-year Hiatus With ‘Anti’

2/1/2016 9:00am EST
Review: Rihanna Switches Things Up On 'Anti'
Following an uncharacteristic four-year hiatus, Rihanna returns with the oddest album of her decade-long career, Anti. Unlike previous albums jam-packed with hits, Anti lacks the catchy gems that made her a superstar. Even with a lack of surefire hits, Anti ends up being a compelling listen that will likely have to ‘grown on’ some listeners.

“I got to do things my own way, darling / Will you let me?” Hmm, what’s the best reaction to opener “Consideration” (featuring SZA)? Perhaps WTF is appropriate, considering this is Rihanna like we’ve never seen before. It settles in more with successi...
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10 Musicians Who Have Switched Up Their Styles Over The Years

1/30/2016 1:00pm EST
10 Musicians Who Have Evolved Over the Years
No two musicians are exactly the same; they come in different shapes, sizes and most importantly, each has different approaches musically. Sure, the aforementioned should go without saying, but it’s a perfect preface for this particular article. Some musicians aren’t satisfied with merely maintaining their stylistic approach. That means that artistic evolution and remaining relevant commercially and within the pop cultural scope happens. Need a translation? Basically, the 10 musicians on this list have switched up their style from the beginning of their careers to the present.

1) Kid Cudi...
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Sia Leads Albums To Check Out

1/26/2016 1:39pm EST
Sia's 'This Is Acting' Leads Albums To Check Out This Week
Ah, things are starting to heat up at the end of January. Sure, the weather has been frightful, but brand new music can warm up even the most frigid day right? This week there’s more than one ‘signature’ new release to check out, something that couldn’t be said of previous weeks. Sia leads the charge, but newbie Charlie Puth should also have some momentum on his side. Here are seven albums to check out.

1) Sia, This Is Acting (RCA)

After scoring a career first number one album, pop singer/songwriter Sia returns with her follow-up, This Is Acting. This Is Acting runs 12 tracks deep. Amon...
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