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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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Rihanna Returns From A 4-year Hiatus With ‘Anti’

2/1/2016 9:00am EST
Review: Rihanna Switches Things Up On 'Anti'
Following an uncharacteristic four-year hiatus, Rihanna returns with the oddest album of her decade-long career, Anti. Unlike previous albums jam-packed with hits, Anti lacks the catchy gems that made her a superstar. Even with a lack of surefire hits, Anti ends up being a compelling listen that will likely have to ‘grown on’ some listeners.

“I got to do things my own way, darling / Will you let me?” Hmm, what’s the best reaction to opener “Consideration” (featuring SZA)? Perhaps WTF is appropriate, considering this is Rihanna like we’ve never seen before. It settles in more with successi...
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Rita Ora Bares Her Breasts For The Latest Cover Of Lui Magazine

1/31/2016 2:09pm EST
Rita Ora Poses Topless On The Cover Of France's Lui Magazine
British singer Rita Ora has bared all for France's Lui Magazine.

The singer posed for a series of photos shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson for the magazine, leaving nothing to the imagination.

Rita appears smiling on the cover, holding her shirt wide open for all to see her bare breasts (sorry guys and gals, the uncensored shot can be easily found, you just won't find it here), and she's proud of the shot.

"'FREEDOM' Being ME without permission," she wrote on Instagram with a shot of the cover that she shared on Friday.

The photos of Rita inside the magazine include on...
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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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Check Out Zayn Malik's Sexy 'Pillowtalk' Music Video

1/30/2016 8:36am EST
Zayn Malik Makes Out With Gigi Hadid In 'Pillowtalk' Video
Zayn Malik released his first post-One Direction solo single, "Pillowtalk," on Thursday, with a video that suggests that he and model girlfriend Gigi Hadid are more than just friends.

The trippy video has some NSFW aspects and has some One Direction fans scratching their heads as to just what Malik was getting at in the erotic and definitely not-safe-for-his-younger-1D-fans video.

Smashing guitars, tears of red and black paint, and artfully placed flowers on a nude woman suggest that Malik has clearly shed any remnant of his One Direction image, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Hadid'...
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Trevor Moran Shows Great Potential On 'Alive'

1/28/2016 6:00pm EST
Album Review: Trevor Moran Shows Great Potential On 'Alive'
On an EP, there is little room for error? Why – because it’s a brief snapshot into what an artist can offer. The EP has become popular because it is a preview of what is potentially to come from an artist. On his second EP Alive, beloved teen YouTube personality and recording artist Trevor Moran shows he has plenty to offer as an artist. Alive isn’t transcendent or anything along those lines (can a five-song EP be transcendent), but Moran has things rolling out right.

“Let’s Roll” kicks things off fiercely, with Moran’s feisty attitude translating clear as day from his YouTube channel. In ...
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Zayn Malik: 'I Just Gave It A Go Because It Was There At The Time'

1/28/2016 12:00pm EST
Zayn Malik Says 'I Never Wanted To Be In One Direction'
Zayn Malik revealed in an interview with Apple Music Beats that he "never really wanted to be in One Direction."

"I think I always wanted to go, from like the first year, really. I never really wanted to be there, like in the band," Malik admitted.

"I just gave it a go because it was there at the time, and when I realized the direction we were going in, mind the pun, with the music, I instantly realized it wasn't for me, because I realized I couldn't put any input in."

Malik left the band for good in March of 2015 after realizing once and for all that being in a "boy band" was not the mu...
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Steven Tyler Gets Real About His Past Drug Addiction

1/27/2016 9:20am EST
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler admits he makes a big effort to stay drug free. During an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, the frontman revealed he isn't 100 percent sure he won't slip up and start using again.

"I was a humongous, to-die-for drug addict," he explained, "but I keep it in check. I've got a 12-step thing that I do. (I'm) out of the rabbit hole."

When Stern asked if he felt "confident" he's done with drugs for good, Tyler said: "That I don't, I'm just a hit record away... It's so hard to survive in this world. People want a little release. I don't blame people for ge...
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Top 15 Rappers Who Sampled David Bowie's Songs

1/26/2016 1:16pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Before the late, great Natalie Cole was even laid to rest, the announcement came down that David Bowie had died after an ongoing battle with cancer.

While the rock world was mourning the loss of Bowie, the great British actor Alan Rickman also lost a battle with cancer, and then Eagles frontman and prolific songwriter (and TV writer) Glenn Frey passed, shaking the entertainment industry to its core.

While each will be remembered for their contributions to music and film, t's almost impossible to mention David Bowie without thinking about the many artists that he has influenced over the ye...
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