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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.

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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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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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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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2015's Most Underrated Songs

June 28th, 2015 3:00pm EDT
25 Most Underrated Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Not every record ends up being a hit. In fact if you think about it, only a select few songs end up with the distinction of hit status. The songs featured on this list are terrific, but none of them have been profound in the commercial department. Arguably, the best way to describe these songs are ‘underrated’ – they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the year as well as their artist’s respective album. All deserve the same respect if not more than the hits, but they can always bask in their critical acclaim. These are the most underrated songs of 2015…so far.

The underrated songs chosen are ...
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At 67 James Taylor Did This For The First Time -- See Details

June 25th, 2015 8:37am EDT
James Taylor Earns First No. 1 Album At Age 67
Prepare to be shocked! 67-year old veteran singer/songwriter James Taylor debuts at # 1 on the Billboard 200 with Before This World, impacting to the tune of 97,000 units, which was almost entirely sales. Those are solid numbers by all means for anybody regardless of age or status. Why is the news shocking about Taylor debuting "in the penthouse?" It's because as unbelievable as it may be, until this particular album, Taylor experienced a career-long drought in the "#1 album" department. Taylor had scored a #1 single before, but until Before This World, the “You’ve Got A Friend” singer exp...
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Calvin Harris Cat-Sits For Taylor Swift

June 23rd, 2015 11:25am EDT
Taylor Swift's Caring Boyfriend: Calvin Harris Cat-Sits For His
Calvin Harris is the best boyfriend ever!

Harris is cat-sitting for girlfriend Taylor Swift while she's away for her "1989" World Tour.

The DJ gave fans a closer look at what he's been up to on Instagram, showing Swift's cat, Meredith, drinking water from a faucet.

A video posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:27pm PDT

Swift is famous for taking great care of her cats Meredith and Olivia Benson. She is a self-proclaimed cat lady and must be very happy her beau is taking such good care of her babies.

In the 10-second video, Meredith laps water in slow moti...
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New Music This Week: Lots Of New Faces And Some Familiar Ones

June 23rd, 2015 8:30am EDT
Breaking Benjamin And Kacey Musgraves Among Albums To Check Out
Last week, the music release world was graced with new albums from James Taylor, Adam Lambert, and the return of Hilary Duff – not to mention others. This week, music listeners everywhere have their most choice of who and what they want to purchase beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The best way to describe this music release week is STACKED. No, Kanye West hasn’t dropped his new album, but a lot of new faces and some familiar ones make this week a captivating one.

1) Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood Records)

Fifteen years in the game, rockers Breaking Benjamin return w...
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Adam Lambert Proves He Is An Extremely Gifted Artist On Latest Album

June 22nd, 2015 10:47am EDT
Review: Adam Lambert Delivers The Goods On 'The Original High'
Adam Lambert DIDN’T win American Idol season eight. WHAT! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? What’s wrong with this picture? A lot was wrong with it, but despite the loss, Adam has scored a gold album, and a historical number one album among other accolades. The Original High is the prodigious pop musician’s third proper album, and there’s plenty to sink one’s teeth into – some dance, some balladry, a killer duet, and more!

“Ghost Town” commences The Original High in danceable fashion, giving Lambert a catchy, modern sounding record. Compared to previous album openers, “Ghost Town” is a bit of a ‘...
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These Songs Are Adam Lambert's Best

June 20th, 2015 4:00pm EDT
10 Best Songs From Underrated Artist Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol? Say that shocking statement to yourself a couple of times. Doesn’t seem right does it – an injustice? Regardless, Lambert entertained the world throughout the eighth season of the show and though he’d ultimately fall short of the prize, he went to have a respectable career.

Lambert hasn’t achieved the level success of the franchise’s most decorated alumni, but he definitely has had his moments. A bit underrated, over the course of major label albums, Lambert has certainly delivered some awesome music. Here are 10 of the best Adam Lambert songs.

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