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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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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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40 Best Songs Of 2015

12/26/2015 11:00am EST
40 Best Songs Of 2015
It’s a tall task to pick the best albums in any given year, specifically when it comes to ranking them. Even more difficult is selecting the best songs as the music industry is much more record/song-centric than it was once was. Even when albums (exception: Adele’s 25) don’t sell, songs do. There were lots and lots of notable songs from 2015, so narrowing the list to 40 is an arduous task. As arduous as it was, here’s our best shot – 40 of the Best Songs of 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Adele or the Weeknd for the top spot – that was the question...
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Who’s To Blame? 15 Songs That Point The Finger

11/8/2015 11:00am EST
Playing The Blame Game: 15 Songs That Point The Finger
Sigh, doesn’t it always seem like we as a society are ready to blame something or somebody for something? If we feel bad when we wake up, we blame it on our boss for being, um, an inappropriate word (your choice of course). If we all can’t seem to “love again,” it’s that bleeping ex that ruined love. If we’re Democrats, we blame Republicans or visa versa. Basically, there’s always blame to be shared.

This list features a jam-packed 15 songs that blame something or someone for certain circumstances. If for some reason you don’t invest your time into these songs, well YOU’RE TO B! Don’t be ...
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The Game, Selena Gomez And Other Albums To Check Out This Week

10/6/2015 10:57am EDT
The Game Leads Albums To Check Out
The first Friday in October brought the comeback of one of music’s iconic artists, Janet Jackson. That is a big deal without question. This week, things are much quieter. This week is the “calm before the storm,” as the next couple of release weeks are jam-packed with newbies to add to the collection. Still, there’s a West Coast rapper and a pop star/actress leading the way this week.

1) The Game, Documentary 2 (Blood Money / Entertainment One U.S.)

The Game isn’t the heavy-hitter he once was – that’s just the way it is in the music industry. Still, The Game knows how to impact the...
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The Weeknd Dominates Billboard 200

9/8/2015 10:13am EDT
The Weeknd Blasts Onto The Billboard 200 With 'Beauty Behind The
This is the type of week on the charts that music industry nerds and execs everywhere live for! Ladies and gentlemen, this week’s Billboard 200 got a huge boost from one of 2015’s most ubiquitous musicians, The Weeknd. The Weeknd was expected to debut atop the Billboard 200 after landing three big-time hits with “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.” He did not disappoint, blasting onto the Billboard 200 with a whopping 412,000 units according to Billboard.

Sure, Billboard’s new tabulation system adds ‘robustness’ to the numbers including tracks and ...
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These Songs Were Made With The Cemetery In Mind

8/28/2015 3:24pm EDT
10 Songs About Death And Burial
Death is an eerie thing – understatement to the nth degree. Still, it’s real-life and as uncomfortable a topic it may be, it must be discussed. In the context of this article, death is approached from the postmortem practice of burial. There are no references to embalming, mummification or cremation. Who in their right mind would write a song about those things anyways? Well maybe somebody, but it doesn’t happen here! Still, these joints have the cemetery in mind.

1) Rick Ross featuring T.I., “Bury Me A G” (Self Made Volume 2, 2012)

On “Bury Me A G,” Rick Ross doesn’t seem to care a...
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First Iggy, Now Charli XCX Cancels Concert Tour

8/22/2015 10:59am EDT
Charli XCX, Bleachers Announce Nixing Of Remaining 'Do America'
Sorry folks, Charli XCX and Bleachers are no longer doing America.

According to a Rolling Stone report, the "Boom Clap" singer suddenly pulled out of the second leg of the North American "Charli and Jack Do America" tour. The news sent ripples throughout social media as fans demanded answers about the sudden turn of events. Bleachers frontman, Jack Antonoff, took to Facebook with an apologetic post to fans.

"so here is what happened and i’m just gonna give you the actual story with no filter. was all geared up for leg 2 of the tour when we got a call from charli’s camp that she couldn’t...
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Why On Earth Were These Album Covers Even Made?

8/9/2015 2:00pm EDT
Worst Album Covers Ever
Sometimes, the album artwork usurps the album. Sometimes, that’s a good thing and other times it’s plain horrendous. In the case of these 30 albums, this particular article isn’t about the content of the albums. No, this is about what’s on the surface – an eye-popping, head-shakable cover. Prepare to be scarred for life along with a dose of sarcastic, humorous, and outraged commentary. Here comes the worst!

1) Ludacris, Chicken N Beer (Def Jam, 2003)

The argument could be made that Ludacris isn’t as “ludicrous” as he was earlier in his career. But around his Chicken N Beer time,...
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Future’s Best Career Effort Pays Off

7/27/2015 10:45am EDT
Future, DS2 © Epic
Musicians continue to make chart history in 2015 despite lackadaisical sales in many cases. Future’s sales were by no mean lackadaisical this time around as DS2 (Dirty Sprite 2) debuted commandingly at #1 on the Billboard 200. No, Future was unable to move the same numbers of contemporaries like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, or Meek Mill, but his 147,000 units is his best career week yet. Even in sales alone, 121,000 copies according to Billboard, he more than doubled his start for his 2014 effort, Honest.

What gives with Future’s come up? That’s a good question! Interestingly, as Future is...
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