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New Albums You Need To Check Out This Week

2/9/2016 4:00pm EST
Vince Gill’s 'Down To My Last Bad Habit' Leads Albums To Check O
After Wiz Khalifa (Khalifa) and Future (EVOL) kicked off February 2016 with a bang, things settle down a bit this week. Even so, a longtime country veteran (Vince Gill) leads the charge this week with an anticipated new album. Gill’s not the only country artist in the mix, as Wynonna Judd, Joey + Rory, and Wheeler Walker, Jr. join the party as well. It’s not all country though – there are some American Idols in the mix this week as well.

1) Vince Gill, Down To My Last Bad Habit (MCA Nashville)

Following 2013 collaborative country album Bakersfield (with Paul Franklin), Vince Gill ret...
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Coldplay And Company Bring Energy To Super Bowl 50

2/8/2016 8:15am EST
Super Bowl 50 By The Music: Gaga Slays, Coldplay And Friends Ent
Ah the Super Bowl – one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year! The main attraction is the football game that determines the champions of a grueling NFL season, but there’s more in play as well. For those who could care less about touchdowns, field goals, or interceptions, there’s always an assortment of new commercials to enjoy. And if the commercials don’t do it, there’s always the music. Honoring America with “America The Beautiful” and the National Anthem. And the crème de la crème – the halftime show.

So with the game done and the champions crowned, let’s focus on the m...
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Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now

2/2/2016 10:52pm EST
Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now
New music from Meresha has come at last.

The singer/songwriter has just debuted her latest single, “My Love Has Come,” available for streaming below. The soulful song is a nice change of pace from the artist’s last single, “New Revolution,” which was the #1 Indie song on U.S. radio for a month and entered the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber.

Meresha, who considers Jimi Hendrix, Paramore and Years & Years artists she’s inspired by, believes it’s best as an artist to “focus on things that have meaning for you artistically, and finding the few ways to best...
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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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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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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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Panic! At The Disco Tops Charts

1/26/2016 9:48am EST
Panic! At The Disco Tops The Billboard 200 For The First Time
After being an active part of the music industry for a decade, Panic! At The Disco finally got over “That Hump” to quote Erykah Badu – scoring a number one album on the Billboard 200. That’s right; Death of A Bachelor earned Panic! At The Disco – specifically sole original member Brendon Urie – it's first career number one album. The numbers were impressive as Panic! At The Disco impacted to the tune of 190,000 units, with 89% of those units being pure sales.

Sure Urie is the only member left, but things seem to be looking up judging by the numbers and hits from the album. If you ask us, w...
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'Blackstar' Becomes David Bowie's First No. 1 Album

1/19/2016 8:39am EST
David Bowie Posthumously Scores Career First No. 1 With 'Blackst
Two unbelievable things have occurred. The first and most unbelievable thing is the fact that legendary rock veteran David Bowie is dead. The second is the fact that Bowie scored his career first no. 1 album with Blackstar. How is it that an accomplished musician like David Bowie had never previously scored a chart-topping album on the Billboard 200? Aforementioned point aside, Blackstar moved 181,000 units, with 96% of those units being pure sales. Robust numbers by all means.

Bowie’s chart topper means that the queen, Adele, has officially been toppled. 25 doesn’t move far from the pe...
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Panic! At The Disco's 'Death of a Bachelor' Is Eccentrically Brilliant

1/17/2016 12:46pm EST
Panic! At The Disco's 'Death of a Bachelor' Is Eccentrically Bri
Brendon Urie is eccentric – no ifs, ands or buts about it! Eccentricity is what we love about Urie, aka Panic! At The Disco. As the final member of the eclectic alternative collective, Urie doesn’t miss a beat on Panic’s fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor. If anything, Death of a Bachelor proves to be the band’s most ambitious effort yet.

Single “Victorious” gives Death of a Bachelor a fierce opening salvo, setting the tone for the entire course. All things unite terrifically: Urie’s left of center lyrics, his monstrously epic pipes, and terrific production work. This is Panic! At ...
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Tank's 'Sex, Love & Pain II' Leads This Week's Albums To Check Out

1/17/2016 12:45pm EST
Tank's 'Sex, Love & Pain II' Leads This Week's Albums To Check O
Slowly but surely, things seem to be heating up in the music industry, despite the frigid January weather. January 2016 has delivered some noteworthy albums early on, led by David Bowie’s final masterpiece Blackstar and Panic! At The Disco’s eclectic crowd pleasing Death of A Bachelor. Hard acts to follow, this week brings fresh blood to music stores everywhere, led by R&B singer/songwriter Tank. Also on the list – a sure-to-be award-winning compilation, metal vets, composer royalty, and a newbie alternative band. Jam-packed!

1) Tank, Sex Love & Pain II (Atlantic)

Following up his 2013...
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