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Alternative Music Spotlight : American Authors

July 9th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Alternative Music Spotlight : American Authors
Some of you may be familiar with 'American Authors' from their infectious song 'Best Day of My Life.' You can hear them slowly starting to trickle onto popular stations on the radio. They fall firmly in the same vein as Imagine Dragons, Smallpools and the Vamps.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, the American Authors have a musical style that can only be described as indomitable, positive and incredibly optimistic. Almost every song they produce is not only upbeat, but has a fantastically happy dose of content at its' heart.

From songs like "Luck" to "Believer" the American Authors sing ...

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...

Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...

fun., The Black Keys And Mumford & Sons Rule The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 9:09am EST
fun. Grammy Awards
fun., The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons dominated the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, sweeping up eight of the top honors between them.

The "Gold on the Ceiling" rockers were already double winners as they headed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles after "El Camino" was named Best Rock Album and "Lonely Boy" Best Rock Song in the early announcements prior to the main ceremony, where they added Best Rock Performance for "Lonely Boy," while frontman Dan Auerbach picked up a Producer of the Year trophy.

Pop stars fun. were crowned Best New Artist and took home Song of the Year for "W...

The Top 10 Breakout Stars Of 2012

December 18th, 2012 4:07pm EST
Ginnifer Goodwin
With every year comes a new crop of stars appearing on our radar and making entertainment headlines. Some of them are new to the scene, but most are finally getting their big break after years of hard work. Here are the Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2012.

Ginnifer Goodwin: Ginnifer made waves starring in He's Just Not That into You and Big Love, but now she's star of TV hit Once Upon A Time, where she plays Snow White. Expect some huge roles soon.

Frank Ocean: Ocean has been behind many hits as a songwriter, haven written songs for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and Beyoncé Knowles as...

fun., Frank Ocean And The Black Keys Lead The 2013 Grammy Nominations

December 6th, 2012 8:20am EST
Grammy night looks set to be a lot of fun for pop act fun. next year - the trio picked up nods in four of the main categories announced at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live event in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night.

The Some Nights hit-makers will compete with Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and Jack White for the Album of the Year Grammy in February and Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Maroon 5 and Pink for the coveted Pop Vocal Album prize.

Their We Are Young anthem is up for Record of the Year alongside The Black Keys (Lonely Boy), Clarkson (Stronger), Got...

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber & One Direction To Headline Z100 Jingle Ball

October 20th, 2012 9:17am EDT
One Direction
Taylor Swift, One Direction and Justin Bieber will perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 in Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 7, in New York City.

Other performers scheduled to appear include The Wanted, Jason Mraz, Olly Murs, Fun., B.o.B., Ed Sheeran and Ne-Yo.

Mraz tweeted, "I'll be performing at @Z100NewYork Jingle Ball! Can't wait to see you there," while One Direction wrote, "1D are performing at @Z100NewYork's Jingle Ball on 12/7 in NYC! RT if you'll be there!"

"[We're] really excited and just really looking forward to getting there," Siva Kaneswaran from British boy band The Wa...

Lena Dunham Dating Fun. Rocker?

September 5th, 2012 4:31pm EDT
Lena Dunham
Actress/director Lena Dunham has been secretly dating Fun. rocker Jack Antonoff, according to a report.

Dunham, creator and star of the hit TV show Girls, is reportedly in a relationship with the guitarist and has even collaborated on a video with the musician, according to Us Weekly magazine.

A source tells the publication, "They're trying to keep it a secret. They have a good time when they can get together."

Little Mix Cover 'We Are Young' (Video)

August 21st, 2012 1:50pm EDT
Little Mix
The winners of the eighth season of X Factor UK, Little Mix, have released a video of themselves covering fun.'s hit song 'We Are Young'.

The track took the world by storm, topping charts worldwide. The song, which originally featured Janelle Monae, is one of the most successful songs of 2012.

In celebration of the band’s first anniversary, Little Mix, comprising of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, released an acoustic cover of “We Are Young” on Aug 19. In the video, the quartet performs with only an acoustic guitar as they show off their powerful vo...

Maroon 5 Break Records With Digital Download Sales

April 26th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have made pop chart history by becoming the first band to top 490,000 digital download sales in a week.

The group's "Payphone" has come crashing into the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, challenging Aussie singer Gotye, whose "Somebody That I Used To Know" scores a second week at the top of the countdown.

The 493,000 sales logged by singer Adam Levine, his bandmates and guest Wiz Khalifa is almost 30,000 more than the Black Eyed Peas, who set the digital downloads record for groups in 2009 with Boom Boom Pow.

Flo Rida still holds the ultimate sales marker with 636,000 from the...

Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Is No Match For Fun's 'Young'

April 4th, 2012 9:12pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Pop group Fun. have achieved the near impossible and kept a surging Justin Bieber off the top of the U.S. pop charts.

The band's "We Are Young" anthem scores a fifth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 as Bieber's "Boyfriend" debuts at two thanks to the second biggest first-week digital sales ever.

"Boyfriend" opens with 521,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only Flo Rida's "Right Round" has debuted with more digital sales - 636,000 in 2009.

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" jumps up a spot to three on the new countdown, changing places with British boyband...