Sérgio Mendes has an enormous discography after more than 55 years in the music business. Forward-thinking at the time, the Brazilian icon timestamped his albums to help future fans keep things straight: Brasil '65, Vintage 74, Sergio Mendes and The New Brasil '77 and Brasil '86 serve as handy bookmarks for reference. So what does Brasil '14 sound like? The pianist spoke to Music Times about his new album 'Magic' and its showcase of Brazilian names you should know.
Sometimes in music, the idea of a twin sister musical act may seem a bit like a gimmick - two young New Yorkers trying to maneuver their way through the world of pop and folk armed with an arsenal of ukuleles and cymbals on their shoes may feel like a novelty. But, that could not be further from the truth, because duo Nalani & Sarina are here and demanding to be taken seriously.
Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.
In a recent Q&A with The Guardian, legendary music producer Quincy Jones spoke about a variety of topics, some from his historic music career and some from history in general. Most interesting, Jones talked about working with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Read this
There are books upon books detailing the discography of Irving Berlin but Music Times has narrowed his legacy into six works, many that you may already recognize. All are worth a revisiting, whether that involves the original performers or modern recreations. Just know that Berlin stands tall over all of them. Read this
Richie will be performing a "Greatest Hits" show that will surely feature classics such as "Endless Love," "All Night Long (All Night)" and "Hello." Read this
One Direction is getting ready to "Steal My Girl" for next week, but the insanely famous English boy band is already teasing its Directioners fans ahead of the release date. Today (Sept. 22), 1D released a 19-second snippet of the lead single from its new album FOUR, showing off the song's presumed easy, breezy chorus. Read this
With all the success behind her hit single "Boom Clap," Charli XCX has decided to delay the release of her upcoming album, Sucker. She took to Twitter to announce the new release date. Read this
The BBC has announced the speaker for the annual John Peel lecture, which will be held on October 16 and broadcast via BBC Four on October 19. Iggy Pop will be giving this year's address. The theme of his talk will be "Free Music in a Capitalist Society."Read more »
More than 20 years ago Cash Money Records was founded. The label's former in-house producer Mannie Fresh recently broke down the development of Cash Money and his experiences with artists like Juvenile and B.G.Read more »
If you've been following Young Thug on social media, you've noticed him using terms like "lover" and "baby" when referencing other men but Rich Homie Quan says things have been misconstrued on social media and its just slang. He also explained the fight that broke out at a recent Adrien Broner match.Read more »
Bow Wow, oops, Shad Moss, is really falling into grown man status as of late. First, the name change and now he's engaged to Love And Hip-Hop star Erica Mena. She made the announcement on the red carpet for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.Read more »
Back in July, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony announced the title of their million dollar album but despite the already hefty price tag, the group has upped the ante. They now want $10 million for the album.Read more »
Producer Mike WiLL Made It and Jay Z made gold with last year's "Beach Is Better," but the under a minute long cut left fans wanting more from the two. Well, wish granted. Mike WiLL says the two are making new music.Read more »