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Don't Expect To Find Adele's New Album Streaming Anywhere

11/20/2015 11:18am EST
Adele is making sure that fans get the full experience of her music on CD, so you won't be able to stream it on Spotify or Apple Music.

The New York Times reported that Adele "is said to have been personally involved with the decisions about streaming."

With less than 24 hours before the release of the album on Friday, the major digital music services were informed that “25” would not be available for streaming, according to three people with direct knowledge of the plans, as reported by The Times.

A spokesman for Adele declined to comment on the situation.

A rep for Spotify confirmed ...

Ranking Justin Bieber’s Albums -- Where Does New Album 'Purpose' Place?

11/20/2015 10:18am EST
Justin Bieber Tops The Billboard Hot 100 Chart -- How Do His Oth
In 2009 a teen pop heartthrob was born. Actually, he was born in 1994 in Canada, but his musical career truly took off in 2009.

That same heartthrob – Justin Bieber – returned in 2015 with his fourth studio album Purpose, (released Nov. 13).

Bieber just landed the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 after 71 weeks on the list, which has been around for a little more than a year now, and he's poised to take over the Billboard 200 album chart next week.

Ultimately on Purpose, there were ample things to takeaway as a listener.

After adding Purpose to a discography also featuring many non...

Review: Chris Young, ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ 

11/19/2015 5:25pm EST
Chris Young Shines On Fifth Album ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ 
Country music is all over the map in 2015 – the movements are endless. Some country musicians opt for the traditional fare while others expand the palette of genre to include elements of pop, rock and hip-hop. For Chris Young, he sticks with country’s traditional means, and the results are superb on latest album I’m Comin’ Over. While Young never reinvents the wheel, or can be characterized as possessing ‘swag’ like some of his contemporaries, he delivers an enjoyable, consistent country effort the plays to his strengths.

“Heartbeat” kicks things off soundly, with Young’s rich baritone ...

Jeezy Gets 4 Stars For 'Church In These Streets'

11/18/2015 12:30pm EST
Jeezy Remains Street Smart On 'Church In These Streets'   
There are x number of rappers on the hip-hop scene in modern times. The palette of hip-hop has expanded exponentially, hence inviting a higher level of eclecticism. That said is there anybody who delivers a harder, brasher approach to rap than Jeezy? The answer to that question is very few, as Jeezy has “gone hard” from day one, his “Soul Survivor” days. On Church In These Streets Jeezy didn’t need to convert any souls, but he does nonetheless – in a musical way of course, not spiritually!

From the start, Jeezy is on…autopilot that is! “Grind State” opens with Jeezy proclaiming, “Sounds g...

Zayn Malik Breaks His Silence

11/18/2015 11:28am EST
Zayn Malik Spills One Direction Secrets, Breakup With Perrie Edw
Zayn Malik has finally broken his silence about One Direction, his breakup with fiance Perrie Edwards and much more in the new issue of The Fader magazine.

The former boy bander drew the wrath of One Direction's most loyal fans when he abruptly quit the group that made him an international star this past March.

Said Malik of the decision, "I just didn't know when I was going to do it. Then by the time I decided to go, it just felt right on that day. I woke up on that morning, if I'm being completely honest with you and was like, ‘I need to go home. I just need to be me now, because I've h...

Justin Bieber Writes About Friend Lost In Paris Attacks

11/17/2015 1:12pm EST
Justin Bieber Writes Touching Tribute To Friend Who Died In Pari
Justin Bieber, riding high following the release of his new album 'Purpose', has taken a step back from his current publicity tour to write a touching tribute to a friend who was killed in the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday.

Bieber took to his Twitter account Monday night to share his thoughts after it was confirmed that former colleague Thomas Ayad had been killed.

"Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy," Bieber wrote. "He was a part of the team for years and I wish I would've had more time to thank him. Make sure to appreciate people while you ...

Demi Lovato: 'I Want To Show The Side Of Me That’s Real'

11/17/2015 11:32am EST
Demi Lovato Covers Adele's 'Hello' And It's Amazing! [WATCH]
Demi Lovato killed a version of Adele's latest single, "Hello," at Seattle's Fall Ball.

The singer performed at Kiss FM's Fall Ball in Seattle on Nov. 14, where she shocked concertgoers with her version.

Demi Lovato ambitiously performed the song, made famous by Adele, at the Fall Ball.

Wearing a black leather miniskirt, crop top and knee-high black boots, the 23-year-old "Confident" singer belted out the song, shocking everyone in attendance.

The singer was clearly embracing the new-found life philosophy she explained to Vanity Fair during an emotionally revealing photo shoot in earl...

Chris Stapleton Comes Up Big For Second Straight Week

11/17/2015 11:08am EST
Chris Stapleton Makes It Two Weeks Atop The Billboard 200   
Chris Stapleton sure came up – big time. After reentering the Billboard 200 with his critically lauded debut Traveller at number one, Stapleton keeps the top spot warm. Why is this surprising this week? There were several new albums, but none of them had the support to unseat the country singer/songwriter. Interestingly, Stapleton still had a big impact, to the tune of 124,000 units (78% of those were sales).

The newbies also couldn’t take the runner-up spot, with Eric Church’s surprise effort Mr. Misunderstood improving from #3 to #2 despite losing support. Still, with a modest 65,000 uni...

Adele’s Much Anticipated ‘25’ Leads Album Releases The Week

11/17/2015 10:50am EST
Adele Leads Albums To Check Out This Week -- See Full List
Following a jam-packed week including a showdown for the top spot on the Billboard between Justin Bieber and One Direction, this week is top-heavy. While the return of rapper Jadakiss is notable, the artist that makes this week top heavy is none other than Adele Adkins, better known as simply Adele. Ask anyone in the industry – everyone KNOWS Adele is a lock to sell a lot of albums and score her second consecutive number one album. Honestly, who would want to compete against a juggernaut?

1) Adele, 25 (Columbia)

After a four-year hiatus, British soul-pop chanteuse Adele returns with h...

Simon Cowell Had Knowledge Of Zayn Malik’s Unhappiness

11/17/2015 10:17am EST
Simon Cowell Knew Of Zayn Malik Departure From One Direction, Ci
Simon Cowell reveals that he knew about Zayn Malik's wish to leave One Direction before his abrupt departure in March 2015.

The singer quit the group in March in order to live what he called "a more normal life."

Simon Cowell remarked in an interview with The Daily Mail that he knew long before Malik's split from the band that he was unhappy.

He also remarked that the other members of the band were unaware of Malik's feelings towards the band and the music they were creating.

Cowell explained, "I knew Zayn was going before it happened. He was unhappy."

"My concern was actually for the ...

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