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New Albums Releases To Check Out This Week

2/2/2016 2:00pm EST
Wiz Khalifa’s 'Khalifa' Leads Albums To Check Out
February 2016 opens with a bang folks! The new releases are certainly heating up, with Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa leading the charge. It’s not all about Wiz though, as new albums arrive from veteran rock/pop musician Elton John (Wonderful Crazy Night), Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum fame (The Driver) and pop music compilation staple, Now! That’s What I Call Music (Now 57).

1) Wiz Khalifa, Khalifa (Atlantic)

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa drops his fourth studio album, Khalifa. Khalifa serves as the follow-up to 2014 effort Blacc Hollywood, which debuted at number one on t...
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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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Check Out This New Miranda Lambert Track

1/18/2016 8:34am EST
Miranda Lambert Drops First New Song Since Divorce From Blake Sh
Miranda Lambert is back in business.

While the press has been breathlessly reporting every move that Lambert's ex-husband Blake Shelton makes with new flame Gwen Stefani, it turns out that Lambert's been keeping busy in the recording studio.

The country star dropped her first post-divorce track last week. It's called 'Sweet By and By' and it will be featured on producer Dave Cobb's upcoming compilation, Southern Family.

But as the name of the song suggests, don't expect any vengeful lyrics about her past relationships. The song talks about the lessons Lambert learned during her childhood...
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Here Are 10 Songs To Help Brighten Your Day

1/16/2016 1:00pm EST
The Weeknd
What comes to mind when one hears the word angel? Usually, we characterize angels as heavenly – not as powerful as God, but definitely spiritual beings. Whether you’re devout or couldn’t be any further removed from religion, angels play a significant role in pop culture, whether its books, film, or music. Many, many songs have been written about angels. This list doesn’t cover them all, but here are 13 angelic songs to brighten your day…your year…your life! Let the spirit of the celestial beams encapsulate you, and let the music do the same!

1) One Direction, “Hey Angel” (Made in the A.M.,...
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New Albums To Check Out This Week

1/12/2016 2:04pm EST
Panic! At The Disco Leads Albums To Check Out
2016 began quietly in the music world, with only a handful of new albums of note dropping the first two weeks of the year – Rachel Platten’s Wildfire (New Year’s Day) and David Bowie’s Blackstar (January 8). This week, the heat turns up a little bit more, with Panic! At The Disco leading the charge. It’s still not a ‘vintage’ release week, but there are certainly opportunities to expand the music collection.

1) Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled by Ramen)

Panic! At The Disco return with fifth studio album Death Of A Bachelor. Interestingly, frontman Brendon Urie is the onl...
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Guess What Adele Did Again This Week?

1/12/2016 9:24am EST
Adele Tops Billboard 200 For Seventh Straight Week   
Nothing has changed on the Billboard 200 – SHOCKER! The Queen – Adele – spends her seventh straight week at number one with her juggernaut album 25. The numbers are dwindling, but even so, moving 194,000 units (about 85% of those pure sales) in the dead of January is certainly impressive. Interestingly, Justin Bieber’s Purpose also saw six-figures worth of impact (124,000 units), though only 44% of those total were pure sales! So if you do the math, Adele is still “killing it.”

Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to beat Adele on the albums chart, but on the Billboard Hot 100, he has done the...
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Backroad Anthem Singer Craig Strickland Found Dead In Oklahoma

1/4/2016 3:58pm EST
Craig Strickland's Wife Helen Confirms Country Singer's Death: '
Seven days after he was reported missing, Backroad Anthem country singer Craig Strickland was found dead on Monday, January 4, 2016. The 29-year-old's body was found north of Tulsa, Oklahoma in Bear Creek Cove.

Craig's wife, former Miss Arkansas Helen Strickland, tweeted the sad news to her followers on Monday, thanking the Lord for leading the search team to his body a week after he disappeared.

#CraigStrickland was found today. He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen.

— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) January 4, 2016

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Did You Miss These Underrated Songs In 2015?

1/2/2016 9:00am EST
21 Awesomely Underrated Songs That You Might've Missed From 2015
Call this list the ‘best of the rest’ – they never received the ‘love that they deserved.’ Yeah, “it’s complicated” (sounds like a Facebook relationship status), so let’s simplify. Basically, these songs didn’t make our 40 Best Songs of 2015, but are nonetheless worthwhile songs that were underrated or forgotten during the course of the year. After compiling an even larger list, here are our 21 awesomely underrated songs that you might have missed from 2015.

1) Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn” (Reality Show)

Key lyrics: “You feel that fire, just let it burn”

Why it’s so awesome: “Le...
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These Songs Brought On Emotions In 2015

12/30/2015 4:15pm EST
20 Most Emotional Songs Of 2015
Ah, another year down – “out with the old” and “in with the new.” Even with 2016 among us, there have been plenty of memorable musical moments from 2015, led by its vast assortment of songs. While we’ve already explored the 40 Best Songs of 2015, why not break things down even more and examine the 20 Most Emotional Songs of 2015! This playlist comprises of the happiest, saddest, and angriest songs of the year. So whether you’re feeling “good to be alive” or the feeling is that “something’s gotta give,” we’ve got you covered!

Happiest Songs of 2015

1) Andy Grammer, “Good To Be Alive (Hal...
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Adele Makes It Five In A Row

12/29/2015 8:25am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1
Just know, it’s Adele – period. Adele’s 25 spends its fifth straight week atop the Billboard 200. What’s most impressive about week five is that it marks the third nonconsecutive week that 25 has sold one million copies or more. This week, 25 sold 1.16 million copies, Adele’s second best week after selling 3.38 million in week one. Billboard goes on to say that with tracks thrown into the equation, the overall impact of 25 this week was 1.19 million units. Basically, Adele is dominating the world. Queen her!

But it wasn’t all Adele. Chris Brown’s latest album Royalty debuts at #3 with a ...
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