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.
It's gearing up to be a major February for John Legend. The "All of Me" singer is nominated at the Grammys and the Oscars, but those are only small fry compared to the audience Legend had to take on tonight: tens of millions of fans at Super Bowl XLIX. Ahead of performances from Idina Menzel and Katy Perry, Legend kicked off the music at the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots game by performing "America the Beautiful" Read this
It's been a whirlwind year for Idina Menzel. The Broadway actress broke into the mainstream spotlight thanks to the smash hit Disney film Frozen and her surprise top 10 hit from the soundtrack, "Let It Go." To cap off a 12 months that included a performance at the Oscars, a Christmas album, a Grammy nomination and a planned world tour, the If/Then actress was on hand for a big honor tonight (Feb. 1): to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLIX. Read this
The Super Bowl had an unspoken band on guest acts for six years following the infamous Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction." How have backing musicians fared since being welcomed back during 2011? We look back at Destiny's Child, Slash, M.I.A. and more while looking forward to Katy Perry's performance with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. Read this
Taylor Swift made the full switch from country to pop in 2014, and now the "1989" singer is adding a bit of rock 'n' roll to her résumé. The Nashville superstar just announced the addition of rockers HAIM to her forthcoming world tour as her opener. Read this
The Super Bowl Halftime Show often benefits from a great performance onstage. Sometimes. But knowing the much of the audio is prerecorded kind of takes some of the fun out of it. That's why more often than not our final verdict on the big game's big entertainment (especially in recent years) had revolved more around the stage-show than the music itself. Nothing is more important to a stage-show than a stage. Music Times went back and checked out the last ten Super Bowl performers and more importantly, what they were playing on, and ranked them accordingly (including Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna and more). This isn't a ranking of the performances, but of the platform that held it. Read this
Nothing has ever scared Joe Gorga quite like watching his sister, Teresa Giudice, be convicted of fraud and then sentenced to 15-months in prison. He is also in the same business that Joe Giudice is in (whatever that may be, we're not sure) and is reportedly more than a little worried that now that the Feds have wrapped up their case against the Giudices', they'll be taking a closer look at him. During their time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga has spent just as fast and furiously as Teresa did.Read more »
When Virginia Roberts decided to join the U.S. government's civil case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein it completely blew the lid off of a major scandal. Epstein took a plea deal in late 2007 that at the time seemed to protect the high profile clients that he sold young girls to for sex. Roberts was one of those girls and has in the last month begun naming names. Prince Andrew is supposedly one of the men that she had sex with when she was just 17-years-old. The royals have dodged accepting paperwork that would require Andrew testify under oath but now it looks like the U.S. government just put up a huge roadblock in the case.Read more »
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of R&B legends Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home today (Jan. 31), in a series of events that almost seemed doomed to repeat history.Read more »
This week we have finally heard confirmation that Bruce Jenner is indeed transitioning into a woman. While his decision may be shocking to many, it's definitely not one that he made on a whim. We're also now hearing that the actual decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery was made well over a year ago.Read more »
Lambert is nominated for eight awards, the most of anyone. She is the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, and will try to take that honor one step further with an Entertainer of the Year win.Read more »
Music fans at the Jack White/Run The Jewels Madison Square Garden gig on Friday night got the ultimate '90s treat: Guest appearances from Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and former A Tribe Called Quest ace Q-Tip.Read more »