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Charlie XCX

Charlie XCX Performs Hits at California High School Homecoming, All Part of Her John Hughes Fantasy

Oct 2014 09:00AM EDT

If you're anything like us you know that Homecoming dances et al end up being a huge disappointment. Thus it'd be nice to have a random celebrity musician show up at the event so at least we'd have a story to tell. Students at Aspire Pacific Academy in Huntington Park, CA will be able to tell their kids about how Charlie XCX showed up at their fall dance.READ MORE

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Rita Ora Shares New Song "Grateful" Off Upcoming 'Beyond The Lights' Soundtrack [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 17:35PM EDT

Rita Ora has unveiled a new song "Grateful," which will be featured on the soundtrack for the romantic drama Beyond the Lights. The new single shows Ora reflecting on how the hardships in life make you a stronger person.READ MORE

J. Cole

J. Cole Drops a New Verse on Remix of Jessie Ware's 'Kind of ... Sometimes ... Maybe' [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 17:21PM EDT

English pop singer Jessie Ware has shared a remix of her Tough Love track "Kind of ... Sometimes ... Maybe" featuring a new verse from rapper J. Cole. According to "Pitchfork," the track premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1, and came about after Ware and Cole met in Los Angeles while Ware was recording with producer BenZel.READ MORE

Paul McCartney - "McCartney II" (1980)

Paul Is NOT Dead: The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi and a History of Musical Death Hoaxes

Oct 2014 15:47PM EDT

The Beatles formally released a press statement on October 21 during 1969 to deny claims that Paul McCartney had died. He wasn't the first celebrity to undergo a death hoax nor would he be the last. One would think that with a news cycle that constantly updates during the new digital age, people would panic less about these things. Alas, it's almost gotten worse. Check out five of the most famous death hoaxes in the history of musicians and how they got started:READ MORE

Caleb Nott & Georgia Nott

Broods Co-Founder Caleb Nott Talks New Zealand, Lorde And Getting Along With His Talented Sister, Georgia [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Oct 2014 15:37PM EDT

Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress.READ MORE

Beyonce and Rihanna

University of Texas Offers Beyonce, Rihanna Feminism Class for Spring 2015

Oct 2014 15:34PM EDT

If you've ever wanted to examine Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" lyrics or analyze Rihanna's always fascinating fashion choices for college credit, soon you will be in luck - assuming you attend The University of Texas at Austin. For the university's spring semester in 2015, the African-American studies program will offer a class titled "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism."READ MORE

Sia

Sia's 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' from 'Annie' Arrives Online With Plenty of Lyrical Tweaks [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 13:40PM EDT

The classic musical Annie is getting a glitzy remake and release this Christmas season and to accompany the new movie, pop star/songwriter Sia is proclaiming that "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile." Today (Oct. 21), the full version of the reworking of the classic Annie song arrived online, with some new lyrical and musical tweaks from the "Chandelier" singer.READ MORE

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez To Sign Las Vegas Residency Deal Reportedly Worth $26.3 Million

Oct 2014 13:39PM EDT

Jennifer Lopez is finalizing a deal for a residency in Vegas, and according to a contract obtained by TMZ, she'll be making more money per show than Britney Spears. The deal with The Axis inside Planet Hollywood is reportedly worth $26.3 million, meaning Lopez would make $350,000 a show.READ MORE

Taylor Swift at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

Taylor Swift Releases New Song That's Actually Eight Seconds of Silence, Tops Canadian iTunes Chart

Oct 2014 12:45PM EDT

Last night (Oct. 21), a glitch on iTunes Canada accidentally released eight seconds of silence under the name "Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album 1989, and the white noise promptly went to the top of the charts as fans tried to dissect any sort of meaning from the blank track.READ MORE

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Matches Herself with Two Songs atop Digital Downloads Chart: "Out of The Woods" and "Shake It Off" Take Top Spots

Oct 2014 12:22PM EDT

Country music may have put two performers on top of the Billboard 200 this week but unfortunately it can't claim the same for the Digital Downloads charts, as Taylor Swift has "officially" switched over to pop. However she's certainly brought her sales tendencies with her.READ MORE

Jessie Ware

SXSW 2015 Line-Up Announced, Includes Jessie Ware, Thee Oh Sees, Courtney Barnett

Oct 2014 12:01PM EDT

The music portion of this year's South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, will take place March 17 to 22, and today the festival has announced its initial lineup. Some of the bigger names in the lineup include Jessie Ware, Thee Oh Sees, Courtney Barnett, The Pop Group, The Dodos, The Church and Bishop Nehru. You can check out the complete list over at the SXSW website. The interactive and film festival portions of SXSW 2015 begin March 13, a few days earlier than the music portion.READ MORE

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line Keeps Country on Top of Billboard 200; The Game and U2 See Numbers Short of What They're Used To

Oct 2014 11:58AM EDT

This week's Billboard 200 Top 10 was chock full of new albums but the main story has to be country music's recent success. This week marks the third in a row where the genre has placed a new album atop the charts. Florida Georgia Line was this week's representative as Anything Goes sold 197,000 copies.READ MORE

Taylor Swift Target Commercial "Never Go Out Of Style"

Taylor Swift Teases New Song "Never Go Out Of Style" On Target Commercial For '1989' Deluxe Album [WATCH]

Oct 2014 11:15AM EDT

Taylor Swift's clothing preferences have evolved over the years, along with her music, but in a new ad for Target, she claims, "we never go out of style." The commercial shows 1989-inspired Polaroids of Swift gallivanting through the streets of New York City while her new song "Never Go Out of Style" plays in the background.READ MORE

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson Gives Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' A Pop Makeover [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 20:02PM EDT

Fans and singers alike are obsessed with Sam Smith's monster hit "Stay with Me," and Kelly Clarkson is no exception.READ MORE

Simple Minds - "Big Music" (2014)

Simple Minds Share New Song "Midnight Walking" From Upcoming Album 'Big Music' [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 17:24PM EDT

Classic new wave group Simple Minds, best known for their 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” has shared a new single “Midnight Walking” from their upcoming album Big Music, which you can check out over at Consequence of Sound. The dancey track features some delicious synths that wouldn’t be out of place on an Aphex Twin song, so these guys definitely don’t sound like they’re stuck in the past.READ MORE

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