When it comes to her music, Jazmine Sullivan has always had the lovebug. Since her Fearless debut in 2008, the seven-time Grammy Award-nominee has penned hits singles about smashing the windows of a cheating lover, falling in love with a man that is not her lover and stuttering to find the words to say to her lover. But after a three-year hiatus from the music industry and some heartbreak behind her, Sullivan is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, and the 27-year-old chanteuse has finally found the greatest love of all... with herself.
Bi-costal musician Ayler Young has just released his latest album Portals. In addition to being a musician, Young is also an entrepreneur, arts supporter and philanthropist.
Cones began making a name for himself by producing demos and claims he worked 18 hours a day for nearly 10 years. Writers would drop off their hard drives, then Cones would sing vocals, mix the songs and give them back.
Kodaline have been hovering around the U.K. rock scene for several years. They used to exist as 21 Demands, but changed their name in 2011, and added bass player Jason Boland to round out the group. Read this
Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night, with some help from Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz. The decision to bring Perry in as the star was nearly a year in the making, as the NFL and its various sponsors had a big say. Read this
Christina Aguilera has been mostly mum about the follow-up to her 2012 album Lotus, but she shed some light on the project this week. Read this
Katy Perry did her best to add to a dramatic week that's been headlined by Marshawn Lynch and #DeflateGate during her press conference on Thursday. Read this
Stevie Wonder will be performing with some of the biggest pop acts in the world at his Grammy tribute show, Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute, which will air Feb. 16 on CBS. Read this
Things got a little tense between Iggy Azalea and her shoe collaborator Steve Madden last night (Jan. 30). Ahead of the launch of their fashion line this spring, some images surfaced from Steve Madden's planned ad campaign, and the "Beg For It" rapper was unhappy with the results. So she took to her favorite form of communication, Twitter, to lash out at the company, before recanting her comments and posting a loving Instagram message.Read more »
Multi-Grammy winner, head of the studio at both Juilliard and Aspen, responsible for more new works than any other player, yes, Sharon Isbin is the very model of a modern, major guitarist. Not only does Ms. Isbin reign supreme as thee international heavyweight of the classical guitar, clearly, she's a woman--the XX-chromosomed champion of, regrettably, an all too often hyper-masculinized instrument and repertoire. To boot, Sharon Isbin is also gay.Read more »
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has been arrested and charged with murder following a hit-and-run incident that occurred Thursday (Jan. 29), The Hollywood Reporter notes. Knight allegedly got into an altercation near the site of a promotional shoot for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton before the homicide happened. According to witnesses, Knight began arguing with two men when he pulled up to the scene in a red pick-up truck. When the fight began to get more serious, Knight reportedly backed into a victim, who died, and hit two others, who suffered non life-threatening injuries.Read more »
Kendall Jenner has spent the last year or two trying to be taken seriously in the modeling world and she has always said that being a reality star has actually made things even more difficult for her. While she appreciates that getting exposure while very young has helped her in some ways, it also has meant that she may really have had to work even harder in order to prove herself on the catwalk. If Jenner was looking for a reason to get out of the reality tv business she may have just been handed one. Scandalous rumors this week have insisted that the teen hooked up with Scott Disick while Kourtney Kardashian was pregnant. We're hearing that she is mortified enough to never pop up on another of the Kardashian reality shows again.Read more »
The Libertines are the first headliner named for Scotland's biggest rock festival, T in the Park, which will take place at Strathallan Castle from July 10-12.Read more »
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will take their show on the road, traveling to Central and South America for the first time in nearly 10 years. The JALC last travelled to our nearest neighboring continent during 2005.Read more »