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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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Who Will Perform At This Year's Grammy Awards?

January 21st, 2015 10:24pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Music's Biggest Night is set to feature even more A-list performers, including Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith, Usher and Pharrell Williams.

Recent Golden Globe winners John Legend and Common will also take the stage and perform their hit single "Glory" from the film "Selma"

The new batch of stars joins previously announced performers, including AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Madonna.

All of this year's performers are up for multiple awards, while Smith and Pharrell lead the pack with six nominations each.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Feb. 8 at 8pm...
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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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Madonna Album Leak Suspect Arrested In Israel

January 21st, 2015 2:19pm EST
Israeli Man Arrested For Hacking Madonna's Computer, Leaking Son
The man who allegedly leaked songs from Madonna's upcoming album "Rebel Heart" has been arrested in Israel. The 39-year-old suspect, who has not been named, reportedly hacked into the pop star's computer to gain access to her music.

The middle eastern country's Lahav 433 crime-fighting unit detained the man on Wednesday. The group said in a statement that officers are investigating allegations that the suspect "broke into the personal computers of several international artists over the past few months and stole promotional final-cut singles which have yet to be released and traded them onl...
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'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Super

January 21st, 2015 12:05pm EST
'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Supe
The CW's Arrow returns tonight with Oliver Queen continuing to save Starling City, but his heroics wouldn't sound nearly as good if not for Blake Neely, the man tasked with composing the score you hear every week on the hit television series.

Following the release of his second Arrow soundtrack album, Blake sat down with us for a second time (here's the first) to discuss the evolution of his score and how he separates the music of Arrow and its sibling The Flash from his many other television projects.

"I try to evolve the sound a little bit each season, just because I think you can get d...
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Bjork Releases New Album 'Vulnicura'

January 21st, 2015 8:33am EST
Bjork Releases Album Two Months Early After Online Leak
Icelandic singer Bjork has released her new album early after songs were leaked two months before it was scheduled to drop.

The singer announced last week in a handwritten note that she was releasing her first album in four years, "Vulnicura," and that it would debut in March.

Over the weekend, the nine-track record was leaked online, so Bjork decided to roll out the album on iTunes. She talked about her inspiration for the album on Facebook, writing:

"i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album. kinda surprised how thoroughly i had documented this in ...
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The New Kids On The Block Are Hitting The Road Again!

January 20th, 2015 4:03pm EST
New Kids On The Block Announce Summer Tour
New Kids on the Block has announced that they are launching another summer tour.

"There is no stopping us! We always have something up our sleeves," said "Blue Bloods" star Donnie Wahlberg on "Good Morning America." "Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want."

The '80s group, which also includes Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood, will be touring with TLC and Nelly.

We're stepping into the ring w/ @officialtlc & @Nelly_Mo for #TheMainEvent! Presale RSVP: http://t.co/xJIRbUM8dP pic.twitter.com/533iSukOG...
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Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out

January 20th, 2015 8:15am EST
Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
The first week in January was so-so as far as album releases. The second week was enthralling thanks to sensational efforts courtesy of Meghan Trainor, Jazmine Sullivan, and Mark Ronson. Now the third week in January has some more captivating efforts to partake of. None may be bigger than the new Fall Out Boy album. Still, there are six others worth checking out as well.

1) Fall Out Boy, American Beauty / American Psycho (Island)

Fall Out Boy return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 album, Save Rock and Roll. Save Rock and Roll gave Fall Out Boy their second nu...
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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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