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Kelly Clarkson Barely Beats 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack with 'Piece by Piece,' Tops Billboard 200

Kelly Clarkson was the big winner on the Billboard 200 this week with the debut of her album Piece by Piece, which sold 97,000 equivalent copies and held off the competition. The effort helped the pop star get even with Carrie Underwood for the title ...

The Worst Music Tattoo Ever? You Need to See This Typo-Ridden Bon Jovi Body Art Tribute to Believe It

A viral image has gotten many viewers to declare one fan's Jon Bon Jovi tribute tattoo as the "worst music tattoo ever," and that's quite a feat considering the many horrific pieces of ink we've seen.

Kanye West Laptop Stolen(?) and Kim Kardashian Tribute "Awesome" Leaked from 'So Help Me God'(???)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian fanatics are stoked this morning as a new track titled "Awesome," apparently a tribute to the mother of North West, has leaked online. This comes in the aftermath of the reported theft of the rapper's laptop from a Paris ...

Tony Bennett Confirms at Least One More Lady Gaga Performance...at Pop Star's Wedding to Taylor Kinney

Tony Bennett has confirmed that he'll be part of the entertainment during Lady Gaga's eventual wedding, proving that when it comes to planning your nuptials, it's about who you know and not what you know.

Gaye Family Aims to Prohibit 'Blurred Lines' Sales Until Songwriting Credit Agreement Made with Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams

Marvin Gaye's family celebrated yesterday when a jury announced it had found Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement for the hit song "Blurred Lines," and that the pair would pay $7.3 million to the late soul singer's ...

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah Will Review Your Mixtape if You Crowdfund 'The Purple Tapes Files' Documentary

Wu-Tang Clan standouts Raekwon and Ghostface Killah may have come up with one of the best crowdsourcing rewards ever for its campaign in support of The Purple Tape Files, a documentary on the former's acclaimed 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx: ...

5 Biggest Musical Benefactors of Apple Advertising: U2, Feist, Jet and More Win When Pushing iProducts

The kings of Cupertino formally announced their new Apple Watch today, as well as the new Macbook Pro and a partnership between the software/hardware company and HBO Now this afternoon, a press conference that broke Twitter for a good 20 minutes. ...

Billboard Hot 100 vs. Official Charts Company by Decade: Madonna, 50 Cent, Celine Dion and 40 Years of No. 1s

Few people realize just how different the music across the pond is from that we listen to in America, that the Hot 100 doesn't exist in the UK and that it's equivalent to our singles chart doesn't just feature a whole bunch of American artists with ...

Red Bull Music Academy Bringing FKA Twigs, George Clinton, A$AP Rocky and THE Best Noise Event on East Coast

The Red Bull Music Academy New York has announced its third lineup and things are looking as great as ever, as FKA Twigs, George Clinton and A$AP Rocky are among the biggest names featured.

Murder Conviction Brought for Killer of Wayne Mills, Influencer of Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson and More Nashville Musicians

The man alleged of having murdered influential country performer Wayne Mills during a 2013 bar altercation in Nashville has been found guilty. According to Saving Country Music, the jury in the case deliberated for around two hours before finding ...

Future Music Festival Asia Cancelled as Expected when Singapore Refuses Licenses for Staging; Miscommunication to Blame?

The Future Music Festival at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre has been cancelled, less than a week before it was set to begin. Admittedly, most saw this development coming even as organizers Livescape insisted last week that they were dead-set ...

'Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage' Bringing Orchestral Concert Tour and Video Footage to 100 Cities During 2016

'Star Trek' fans are still lamenting the death of Leonard Nimoy but they can look forward to a brighter tomorrow, as 'Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage' will bring the orchestral history of the television franchise to more than 100 cities during 2016.

Mick Jagger Representing UK at Eurovision in Vienna...Er...Maybe an Impersonator Named Alex Larke

The Rolling Stones will represent the UK at Eurovision this year when the European pop music contest heads to Vienna. Maybe just Mick Jagger actually. Er, maybe just a professional Mick Jagger impersonator. Alex Larke, a 35 year-old vocalist for a ...

10 Questions with Japanese Rock Stars Vamps: Hyde and K.A.Z Discuss Anne Rice, the Budokan and The Rocker "Look"

Music Times got online to chat with Vamps ahead of its next trip to the United States, discussing the best pop culture vampires, shopping for the band's "look" and theoretically touring with Yellow Magic Orchestra members. The band will be touring in ...

5 Musical Fans for 20 Years of MLS Soccer: Macklemore, Rivers Cuomo, and More with Their Favorite Squads

Music Times celebrates 20 years of MLS professional soccer with some of the biggest musical fans, including Rivers Cuomo and the Los Angeles Galaxy, Macklemore and the Seattle Sounders and more.

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