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Music Times Manny Pacquiao Playlist: Rick Ross, Shakira and More

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face off this weekend for what many boxing fans are calling the "fight of the century." Regardless of how great the sparring actually is, it will certainly feature the highest payout in the sport's history, ...

Eric Church, Amy Grant and...Richard Nixon? Nashville's Famous Venues and First Performers

Nashville didn't become known as "Music City" for no good reason: Apart from its role in the history of country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll, the city hosts a number of iconic venues for traveling performers and tourists to swing by when in town. ...

White House Gospel Celebration: Aretha Franklin, Michelle Williams "Say Yes" With Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland

Last night, April 14, the White House kicked off a celebration of gospel music as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. The celebration included performances by Aretha Franklin and Michelle Williams, who performed her song "Say Yes" ...

SoundCloud Partners With YouTube Copyright Enforcer Zefr

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Zefr, a content tracking company that currently works with YouTube to help identify songs on the platform and better facilitate either takedowns or ads being run against it. This means Zefr is YouTube's ...

HBO Acquires "I'll Take You There" Singer Mavis Staples' Documentary Following SXSW Premiere

A documentary on gospel singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples, has recently been acquired by HBO. The Jessica Edwards' documentary, "Mavis!" on the "I'll Take You There" singer, was well received at its premiere at the South by Southwest ...

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary Speaks on Controversial Trap Gospel Song ‘I Luh God’ with Tom Joyner

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary has caused quite a stir over her new single "I Luh God." She recently spoke on the controversial "trap gospel" song with Tom Joyner. ...

Destiny's Child Reunion Tour, New Album Pure Rumor Despite 'Say Yes' Performance at Stellar Gospel Awards

Fans of Destiny's Child... we have some bad news for you. Despite widespread reports that Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will be reuniting for a new album and tour in 2015, those have been dismissed as a thing of fiction. ...

Detroit Gospel Group 21:03 Thrives When Incorporating City's Techno and Soul Background on 'Outsiders'

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 ...

Producers, Mixers, Engineers to Get Digital Royalties in House Bill

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is being introduced in Congress this week that would give producers, engineers and mixers -- often times the unsung and forgotten heroes in the whole song-making process -- a piece of the digital ...

Nina Simone Documentary: Netflix Release Date Announced

"What Happened, Miss Simone?", the Nina Simone documentary highlighting the influential singer/songwriter and civil rights activist will premiere on Netlflix June 26. ...

Oscars 2015: Common, John Legend Take Home Award for Best Original Song with 'Glory' from 'Selma'

And the winner is... "Glory." In a year filled with racial tensions in the United States and a year with the whitest Oscars in recent history, a major win was awarded to Common and John Legend for their powerful Selma soundtrack song for Best ...

4 Songs (from Eminem to 'Amazing Grace') Celebrating St. Valentine's Real Ability: Bringing Sight to Blind

Valentine's Day is a thing because no one knows what the real St. Valentine actually did. In fact, there are at least three St. Valentines. The best we can figure is that he channeled God and healed a girl's blindness once. Which is awesome. Music ...

Beyoncé Talks "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" Grammy Performance

Despite losing the Album of the Year award to Beck, Beyoncé reigned supreme in the performance realm of the Grammys. She introduced the gospel standard "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" to a legion of pop fans and followers in a show-stopping tribute to ...

Grammys 2015: Nominees & Winners Full List

Tonight (Feb. 8), Los Angeles will be taken over by the Grammys 2015, with all of the biggest names in music, from Beyonce to Sam Smith flooding the airwaves on CBS in hopes to win just one golden gramophone. Keep up with the Music Times blog below ...

7 Grammy Nominees Come from Kickstarter Funding, Including Reggae Icon Lee "Scratch" Perry

Seven nominees at the 2015 Grammys were funded primarily through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform, according to Billboard. This is another step up from 2014, when four albums featured during the awards program were funded by the site ...

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