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Joni Mitchell 'In Good Spirits' Following Hospitalization

April 1st, 2015 12:02pm EDT
Joni Mitchell Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious In Her
Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after she was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. The singer, 71, was reportedly responsive after paramedics transported her to the medical center.

A post on her official website stated: "Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let's all send good wishes her way."

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Remembering Selena 20 Years After Her Death

March 31st, 2015 3:57pm EDT
Mexican-American Singer Selena Remembered on 20th Anniversary of
Selena Quintanilla, simply known by her first name by her fans, was killed 20 years ago today.

The singer, who was murdered by her fan club's president Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, is being remembered around the globe on the anniversary of her death.

Selena's father, Abraham, told the Associated Press that the family is not involved in the rememberances, but appreciates the support.

"Our family never got together every year on the day of her murder, because there's nothing to celebrate, and this year won't be the exception," he said. "We remember our daugther every single day. We ...
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Jay Z's High Quality Music Streaming App

March 31st, 2015 11:54am EDT
Tidal Streaming Service Stands To Make Jay Z Even Richer Than Be
Jay Z stands to become one of the richest men in the music business after his purchase of Tidal, the music streaming service that directly benefits artists.

The mogul and several of his famous friends were in New York in a show of support for Tidal. Jay Z purchased Tidal's parent company Aspiro for $56 million, according to PC Magazine.

Tidal calls itself the "first artist-owned music-streaming service," with a focus on high-quality audio.

Alicia Keys, one of the company's backers, remarked that, "The goal is to create a better service and better experience for both the fans and artists....
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This Week In Music

March 31st, 2015 9:52am EDT
Wale And Ludacris Lead Albums To Check Out
Ah, March 31st is turning out to be quite a big new release day – by no means is March ending like a ‘lamb.’ Arguably, there is not a surefire juggernaut release the likes of Kendrick Lamar dropping this week, but there is a healthy dose of big names ending March on a high note. Led by Wale and a comeback album by Ludacris, here are seven newbies to check out this week!

1) Wale, The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)

Wale returns with his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. Nothing follows up Wale’s 2013 LP The Gifted, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The Album About...
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Madonna & Taylor Swift Team Up At The iHeartRadio Awards

March 30th, 2015 7:21pm EDT
Madonna and Taylor Swift
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrated pop stars old and new during Sunday night's ceremony, pairing up this year's Artist of the Year winner Taylor Swift, 25, with Madonna, 56, for a performance of the Material Girl's new single "Ghosttown," off her new album "Rebel Heart."

There was no big song and dance production done as Taylor played acoustic guitar while Madonna, who had released four multi-platinum albums before Taylor was even born, sang the song -- although her vocals did sound a little enhanced at times.

Madonna wore a leather corset with thigh-highs and a white dress shir...
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Jason Aldean And Brittany Kerr Are Already Talking About Kids

March 30th, 2015 6:02pm EDT
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr
Country music superstar Jason Aldean and new wife Brittany Kerr already have babies on the brain.

The couple were married in Mexico on March 21 (their ceremony was officiated by Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame), and Aldean is already excited about the prospect of having more children in the not too distant future.

"In the next couple of years, probably, we definitely want to have kids," the singer told People magazine during Sunday night's iHeartRadio Music Awards (the singer's "Burnin' It Down" won Country Song of the Year).

The 38-year-old country star was previously married to h...
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Jeff Bradshaw Delivers Some Serious Ear Candy

March 30th, 2015 3:15pm EDT
Review: Jeff Bradshaw Delivers A Brilliant, Star-Studded Live Al
Few will deny how rewarding a dynamic, new studio album can be musically – it’s something like ‘ear candy.’ An experience just as rewarding, if not more so, is a dynamic live album. Live albums provide a more organic experience, one less concerned with the perfection of the studio and more focused on a rawer, looser, and oft-times more intimate experience. For trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, his latest live album Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center exemplifies the virtues of the live album, delivering an exceptional musical experience.

Over the course of Home, a takeaway is the fact...
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Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Love 'Girl Crush'

March 30th, 2015 2:16pm EDT
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Show Support For LBT's 'Girl Cru
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert showed their support for Little Big Town's controversial song "Girl Crush" in a new photo on Instagram.

"We love @littlebigtown #girlcrush," the pair posted on Sunday. The image shows them kissing and wearing baseball caps with the song's title on them.

Even though the tune is actually about jealousy, not a homosexual relationship, it has caused a major ripple on the country music scene.

One fan wrote on Lambert's Instagram page: "In central Missouri they hardly play that song. What in the world?! I happen to love it!!!!"

Another added: "That song is am...
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Which Artist Stole The Show at The iHeart Radio Music Awards?

March 30th, 2015 11:30am EDT
Taylor Swift Steals The Show At iHeart Radio Music Awards
Taylor Swift stole the show at the iHeart Radio Music Awards when she nabbed three statues for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics.

The pop singer scored big as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Shake It Off," and won Best Lyrics for her hit tune, "Blank Space."

Swift also assisted Madonna during a performance of the music icon's newest song "Ghost Town" by playing guitar alongside the queen of pop.

The performance kicked off with Madonna and Swift sitting back to back, with only Madonna visible to the audience. Swift was later revealed as the guitar player si...
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Jamie Foxx Branded 'Transphobic' For Bruce Jenner Jokes

March 30th, 2015 11:22am EDT
Jamie Foxx Blasted For Bruce Jenner Jokes At iHeartRadio Awards
Jamie Foxx has been criticized for a few off-color jokes about Bruce Jenner, making fun of the former Olympian's gender identity issues and alleged plan to go through with a sex change.

The actor hosted Sunday Night's second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, and during his opening monologue his jabs at Jenner -- while Bruce's daughter Kylie was in the audience -- garnered very few laughs from the celebrities in the crowd (although the cameras went straight to Chris Brown, who appeared to find them very funny) and lots of shaming on Twitter afterward.

"We've got some groundbr...
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