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Review: Fall Out Boy ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

January 25th, 2015 3:30pm EST
Review: Fall Out Boy Keep The Hits Coming On ‘American Beauty/Am
Every new Fall Out Boy album is “kind of a big deal” – yep. Face it – the boys who are now men have hit it big with hits like “Sugar We’re Going Down,” “This Ain’t A Scene,” and “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark” just to name a few. And why shouldn’t their sixth studio album be highly anticipated? Led by surefire hit “Centuries” and sporting some of their fiercest artwork yet, American Beauty/American Psycho just screams, “listen to me!” Well maybe not literally, but those who partake of album ‘numero seis’ won’t be disappointed.

American Beauty/American Psycho opens with an “I...
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10 'All Time Low' Songs In Musician’s Careers

January 25th, 2015 2:00pm EST
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“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Yep, that’s the sentiment of these songs that mark the ‘all time lows’ – the bottom of artist’s career as far as the objectionable, horrific song. No, it doesn’t mean that the album wasn’t successful (though in some instances, that’s the case), but these songs could be described as detritus (fun word) aka GARBAGE! Why couldn’t these musicians have avoided such a mess? Here are 10 head shakable moments for your listening pleasure worth scrutinizing.

1) Chris Brown, “Don’t Judge Me” (Fortune, 2012)

Let’s just keep it all the way real. There were plen...
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Rihanna Gets Kanye & Sir Paul For Latest Single (Listen!)

January 25th, 2015 10:47am EST
Paul McCartney, Kanye West & Rihanna Shock Music Industry With '
Just three weeks after Kanye West and Paul McCartney released a track titled "Only One," the surprising music duo team has released a new tune.

The twosome have teamed up with Rihanna for the track "FourFiveSeconds."

The song is available on RihannaNow.com.

The rapper previewed a snipped of "FourFiveSeconds" at the IHeartRadio Summit music industry event in Los Angeles, where the long-winded rapper ranted onstage for a full 45-minute, stream-of-consciousness speech about his "responsibility to innovate."

West then played "FourFiveSeconds" straight off his computer, slammed his laptop sh...
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What Halftime Sports Show Will Ariana Grande Be Hosting?

January 22nd, 2015 1:30pm EST
Ariana Grande To Rock This Year's NBA All-Star Game Halftime Sho
Do you love basketball? Do you also love Ariana Grande? Do you wish these two seemingly unrelated sports/singers might meld together into a single event?

Well, you're in luck (also, if you were wishing for that extremely specific event, you may have yet-untapped powers of precognition). The NBA has chosen Grande to headline the halftime show at this year's NBA All-Star Game.

There's likely to be more than one world-famous musician at this year's All-Star Game- kind of like last year, when Pharell, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Busta Rhymes all performed at the pre-game show (the half-time ...
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How Did Meghan Trainor's Album Do On The Billboard 200?

January 22nd, 2015 10:56am EST
Meghan Trainor Debuts Robustly Atop The Billboard 200
Meghan Trainor had a big week – particularly for the dead of January. After weeks of domination by chart queen Taylor Swift, Trainor seized the number one spot as Title sold a robust 195,000 copies. This does NOT happen in January folks! Throw in Billboard’s multi-faceted formula, and the impact of the “All About That Bass” singer’s debut is even more impressive. Meghan Trainor is doing big things and definitely had the most special week of the newbies on the chart. If only the other newbies had such numbers which to boast.

Besides Trainor’s bow atop the charts – not to mention the...
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Divas Go Head To Head: Meghan Trainor Vs. Jazmine Sullivan

January 21st, 2015 7:00pm EST
Divas Go Head To Head: Meghan Trainor Vs. Jazmine Sullivan
So let's begin by addressing the elephant in the room. Why compare a pop artist and an R&B artist? Great question! The reason is that both Meghan Trainor and Jazmine Sullivan issued their respective new albums on the same day, January 13, 2015. For Trainor, it was her full-length debut after initially dropping Title as an EP. For Sullivan, after a near-five year hiatus, the R&B powerhouse returned with her highly anticipated third album, Reality Show.

Besides both releasing new efforts, both artists have an old soul you might say with plenty of throwback sensibilities to be found over the...
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Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian

January 19th, 2015 8:42pm EST
Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian
Isabel Adrian is no stranger to the spotlight. The multi-faceted Swedish fashion designer, model, author, actress and music producer has become a household name in the US as a co-star of Bravo's Euros of Hollywood. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Adrian to discuss her life and career, including her background in design, music, and now, the literary world.

Adrian's journey took off at the ripe age of 15 when she began her modeling career. She eventually appeared in runway shows all over the world and graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Elle, Sony and Chic Magazine. After five y...
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Review: Mark Ronson Delivers Vibrant Funk On 'Uptown Special'

January 19th, 2015 3:20pm EST
Review: Mark Ronson Delivers Vibrant Funk On 'Uptown Special'
“They tried to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no!” If you’ve ever heard those immortal lyrics from Amy Winehouse Grammy-winning “Rehab,” then you’ve heard the awe inspiring work of Mark Ronson. Ronson gained notoriety for producing Winehouse’s Back To Black album, one of the more important releases of the 00s. Though his work with Winehouse really brought Ronson to the forefront, he’s released a couple of albums himself. His latest, the infectious, soul-driven Uptown Special marks his first in five-years (Record Collection dropping in 2010) and is led by killer funked-up Bruno Ma...
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Oh No They Didn't! 10 Songs That Raise Eyebrows

January 17th, 2015 6:00pm EST
10 Songs That Raise Eyebrows
“Oh No They Didn’t – what in the world were they thinking?” Sometimes that’s the reaction everyone has about various politicians, actors, and maybe most commonly musicians. Musicians being artists, they often reinvent themselves, or deliver their art in a way that is shocking and solicits the attention of both fans and hardcore skeptics. This list of 10 songs features some songs that definitely raise eyebrows given their controversial nature.

1) Lana Del Rey, “F**ked My Way Up To The Top” (Ultraviolence, 2014)

The rumors quickly swirled about just ‘whom’ Lana Del Rey was referring...
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Rae Sremmurd Debut At Number Four on Billboard 200

January 15th, 2015 10:27am EST
Rae Sremmurd Debut At Number Five on Billboard 200: This Week In
While the Billboard 200 wasn’t bursting at the seams with new albums, the top ten does welcome one newbie to the fold. Southern rap duo Rae Sremmurd – who indeed go stupid – debut at #5 with 30,000 copies sold of the oddly titled SremmLife. Those sales numbers are quite modest, with the ‘units’ proving to slightly be more robust. Still, SremmLife certainly doesn’t appear to be a savior to album sales by any means. There is only one album that appears to be really selling.

Everyone may be tired of hearing the same thing, but guess who’s number one again? Taylor Swift of course! Even a...
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