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'Pitch Perfect 2' Tops This Week

5/21/2015 9:58am EDT
The 'Pitch Perfect 2' Soundtrack Is Aca-Awesome At No. 1
Who had an “Aca-awesome” week on the Billboard 200? That would be the original motion picture soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2, which debuts at #1. Pitch Perfect 2 definitely benefitted from the success of the original Pitch Perfect soundtrack and movie, hence the energetic 107,000 units start. Lately, soundtracks have been on a roll on the albums chart, and Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t about to end the run.

Besides Pitch Perfect 2, the only other new release to enter the top 10 was Incubus’ EP, Trust Fall (Side A), which landed at #6 with a modest 40,000 units. With Incubus’ EP being the fi...
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Awesome Pop Collaborations You Might Have Missed

5/17/2015 11:00am EDT
10 Pop Collaborations You Don’t Wanna Miss
Is there anything better than a terrific pop collaboration in your life? Yeah, don’t answer that…Maybe a duet or collaborative performance isn’t your idea of something life changing, but everyone knows that good music can make a bad day better. Some terrific pop collaborations came out of late 2014 and 2015 and if you somehow missed the hotness of these tracks, well they’re right her for the taking folks! Here are 10 pop collaborations you DON’T wanna miss!

1) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (Uptown Special, 2015)

Did you really think this wouldn’t top the list? Duh! ...
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How Did Mumford & Sons New Album Perform?

5/14/2015 10:09am EDT
Mumford & Sons Take ‘Wilder Mind’ To No. 1 On Billboard
Unsurprisingly, Mumford & Sons cruised to a career second #1 album with Wilder Mind. Despite retooling their banjo-heavy style, plenty of people still joined the British band’s party – 249,000 to be exact, with most of those equating to copies sold. Go back three years earlier when Babel and mad banjo were still thriving, and the numbers were loftier to the tune of 600,000. Still, given the new normal of album sales and a new way to calculate the overall impact of an album, Mumford & Sons performed well.

It wasn’t all about Wilder Mind contrary to popular belief (or the majority of s...
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How Successful Was Zac Brown’s Jekyll + Hyde Debut?

5/7/2015 9:03am EDT
Zac Brown Band, JEKYLL + HYDE © Republic
Another week, a different #1 album – isn’t that how the old saying goes? After Alabama Shakes topped the Billboard 200 last week, this week country band Zac Brown Band takes over the top spot. Unsurprisingly, Zac Brown Band did work, as Jekyll + Hyde impacted to the tune of 228,000 units, with nearly 94% of those ‘units’ being sales. There was never any doubt that Zac Brown Band would come out on top as the closest competition, Josh Groban’s Stages, lands at #2 with 180,000 units, with nearly all of those comprising of sales. So in essence, the Billboard 200 is top-heavy this week.

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Josh Groban's Latest Album Should Please His Fans

5/3/2015 11:00am EDT
Review: Josh Groban Remains Consistent On ‘Stages’
Few would characterize Josh Groban as an innovative musician – that’s not his ‘artistic lane’ you might say. What the classical pop/classic crossover vocalist is however is a terrific musician who possesses one of the very best voices in the game. Groban’s vocal tone is celestial; he definitely knows how to captivate with prodigious talent. Stages, an album where Groban covers film and theater classics, finds the musician in top-notch vocal form as always, accompanied by terrific orchestrations. It’s not a ‘sexy’ album per se, but sound.

“Pure Imagination” opens things lushly, as Groba...
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Albums Releases To Check Out This Week

4/28/2015 9:30am EDT
Josh Groban
If it hasn’t already been noted, April has been something of a slower month for marquee album releases. That’s no disrespect to a breakout artist such as Shawn Mendes who added a little more oomph to album sales and the top of the Billboard Charts, but most of April had few surefire smashes. This week, the ante is upped a bit with ‘popera’ sensation Josh Groban and country band smash Zac Brown Band dropping new albums. Three other albums join those two juggernauts to make up the five albums to check out this week.

1) Josh Groban, Stages (Reprise)

Stages marks the classical-crossov...
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Latest 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets' Features Katy Perry, Ariana Grande & Lots More (Watch)

2/3/2015 9:01pm EST
Katy Perry mean celebrity tweets
The latest 'episode' of Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" aired on Monday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," and in the special music edition stars including Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea and Drake were all blasted by some haters on Twitter.

Related: NFL Stars Read Mean Tweets On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Other stars who wemren't able to escape the wrath of online bullies included Josh Groban, Jessie J and alt-pop sisters Haim, who got a big giggle out of the mean tweet aimed at them.

But the highlight came from Grande, who couldn't stop giggling at @Mysteriousbat's, "I'd rathe...
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10 Must Hear ‘Traditional’ Christmas Carols

12/15/2014 7:41pm EST
10 Must Hear ‘Traditional’ Christmas Carols
It’s not called “the most wonderful time of the year” for nothing! With the holiday season ago – the hustle and bustle – what better to enjoy the season than some must-hear traditional carols? Sure, not every musician sticks to the formula on this list (cough* Justin Bieber), but regardless, all ten performances are definitely ‘something’ if nothing else.

1) Pentatonix featuring Tori Kelly, “Winter Wonderland/ Don’t Worry Be Happy” (That's Christmas To Me, 2014)

Call this a two-for-one, and who doesn’t like a two-for-one? Pentatonix slaughter (in a good way) this rendition of “Winter W...
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Josh Groban And Kat Dennings Go Public With Relationship

10/13/2014 9:29pm EDT
Kat Dennings and Josh Groban
"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings is reportedly dating singer Josh Groban. The couple appeared to go public with their relationship over the weekend, when they attended the Carousel of Hope Ball, which raises money for Diabetes research, in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

The couple were spotted getting close on the red carpet, and a source tellsE! Online, "They were so cute together! They were adorable on the carpet. She was whispering in his ear a lot and they seemed really happy."

Both stars shared photos on Instagram, Dennings, 28, captioning hers "I ship it" and Groban, 33, writing "I shi...
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ABC's 'Rising Star' Mediocre At Best

6/23/2014 11:15am EDT
Rising Star
"You win some, you lose some." Perhaps that’s how ABC should view their latest flawed effort joining the singing competition market, Rising Star. It's the latest attempt at finding a 'superstar' – or perhaps it’s just ABC striving to compete with other networks in the karaoke realm. After all, NBC has The Voice and Fox has American Idol. Adding fuel to the fire, ABC has fallen flat previously – Duets ended after one season.

Rising Star has good intentions – the viewers select the artists vying for a recording contract with Capitol records. The idea sounded great decent on paper… If t...
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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

11/17/2013 1:08pm EST
Rihanna
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...
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15 Songs For A Rainy Summer Day

6/1/2013 2:00pm EDT
Rihanna
The coming of Summer brings an anticipation of relief from winter blues, shedding of heavy clothes, outdoor activities, and sunny days ahead.  However, if Spring showers sneak a bit into June bringing more rain, just in case, here is our list of 15 songs for a rainy Summer day.

1. “Umbrella” - Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007)

2. “Rain” - Madonna (Erotica, 1992)

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3. “Here Comes The Rain Again” - Eurythmics (Touch, 1983)

4. “It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Pt. 1, 2011)

5. “The Rain” - Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly, 1997...
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Josh Groban: 'I'm Looking For Love'

4/12/2013 10:54pm EDT
Josh Groban
Josh Groban is looking for a new girlfriend as he has grown tired of single life.

The Believe hit-maker, who has previously dated actress January Jones and singer Katy Perry, is currently single, but admits he is actively searching for a companion.

However, Groban is struggling to meet women because he is so busy travelling the world with his music career. He tells Yahoo! New Zealand, "I'm looking for love. I haven't found it at the moment, maybe because I'm too busy...

"I've met some wonderful women in my life and have had some very lucky relationships, but when you're travelling as ...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys' Legend Adam Yauch

5/4/2012 3:18pm EDT
Adam Yauch
will.i.am, Q-Tip, Travis Barker, and Fred Durst are leading the tributes to tragic Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch following his death on Friday.

Rapper Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland in 2009, and he lost his battle with cancer on Friday at the age of 47.

The hip-hop pioneer's passing has sent shockwaves through the music community and now dozens of celebrities are speaking out to share their grief on Twitter.com.

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am writes, "restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to w...
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Lindsay Lohan To Play A Judge On 'Glee'?

3/28/2012 8:29am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in negotiations to play herself on the current season finale of "Glee."

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that the singer/actress is slated to play a celebrity judge in the episode, alongside comedienne Kathy Griffin and Josh Groban.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was confirmed that both Whoopi Goldberg and Matt Bomer would be joining the cast of the show for upcoming episodes.

They join Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Goldblum, among others, who have made appearances on the hit show.
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Crocodile Smacked Josh Groban In The Face On Recent South Africa Trip

12/8/2011 10:13am EST
Josh Groban
Josh Groban is still in pain after he was slapped in the face by an alligator's tail during a trip to South Africa last week.

The hitmaker was on safari in between shows when he decided to get up close and personal with the gator at a nature preserve. But the creature wasn't pleased to see him.

Showing off some of his travel photos while guest-hosting U.S. breakfast show Live! With Kelly on Wednesday the singer said, "I just got back from South Africa three days ago. It was really amazing. The coolest thing about what I do is the fact that it gives me the opportunity to see the world in a...
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'The Office' Q&A With Ed Helms And Paul Lieberstein

10/7/2011 1:44pm EDT
ed helms
“Ed Helms is just an unbridled genius and it was important to us to capitalize on that.” This is the answer given when the question is raised as to why the producers of NBC’s “The Office” decided to promote from within to fill the Branch Manager position when Steve Carrell left the show at the end of last season. The answer was given by Ed Helms himself, joking of course, but his fake bravado isn’t far off.

Helms, who plays Andy Bernard on NBC’s hit show, has launched to superstardom in the past few years thanks to his addition to “The Office.” So why has Helms become so popular as of late...
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Stars Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

9/11/2011 9:55am EDT
Lea Michele, Will.i.am and Olivia Wilde
Stars from across the world of showbusiness have remembered the victims of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the atrocity.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack in America's history after two hijacked airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers at New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Virginia and a fourth crash landed in Pennsylvania.

Now a whole host of famous faces have taken to their Twitter.com blogs to pay tribute to the spirit of the American people.

Glee star Lea Michele, who was born in the Bronx, New York, wri...
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Josh Groban Finds It 'Very Difficult' To Date

9/2/2011 2:05pm EDT
Josh Groban
Josh Groban's busy touring schedule is affecting his love life - the singer can only land a date if he flies women "across the country" to meet him.

The singer, who previously dated January Jones for three years, is currently single and admits its "difficult" to get to know women with his hectic career.

Groban, who has shows scheduled up until the end of November, tells CNN interviewer Piers Morgan, "(I'm) not (dating) at the moment. I'm on tour which makes it very, very difficult to meet people."

"You might stop in a city and have a couple of days off and meet someone really fantastic...
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Review: Two Jews' Split Over 'Crazy Stupid Love' (Video)

7/27/2011 12:00pm EDT
Crazy Stupid Love
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Crazy Stupid Love' written by Dan Fogelman (Cars) opens with a shot of two sets of feet underneath a table in a restaurant. The feet belong to Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) and his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) Their feet are very far apart from one another...which tells us...something is not quite right with this couple.

As Cal studies the menu, he says to his wife...'Let's shout out on three what we want' But before he gets to three, Emily blurts out...'I want a divorce'. Not exactly what Cal was expecting.

Cal, up to now, has been living the...
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Josh Groban Launches Arts Foundation

7/9/2011 8:30am EDT
Josh Groban
Singer Josh Groban has launched a new organization in support of arts education.

The You Raise Me Up hit-maker has partnered with the Americans for the Arts charity to create the Find Your Light Foundation, which will help fund learning programs and provide instruments to aspiring musicians.

He says, "I am honored and privileged to be able to give back in this way, and I look forward to the journey ahead as we work to help give so many the chance to find their light. I believe that exposure to the arts in children's and young adults' lives help shape and change them for the better."

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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns Hines Ward MVP Of The Ballroom

5/25/2011 8:09am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Us audience members were officially cut off Tuesday morning. No more voting for "Dancing With The Stars." But the judges still had another set of scores to give on Tuesday’s finale, and we got three hours of show to sit through. Three hours. They had to make up for Monday’s show only being an hour long, I guess.

Luckily the first hour was a repeat, so I don’t have to write five million extra words for a third of the show. Then the opening sequence and voice over for the real show kicked in, and were especially dramatic. That is saying a lot when talking about this show. I a...
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Steve Martin To Perform At U.S. Capitol On July 4th

5/23/2011 2:53pm EDT
Steve Martin
Actor-turned-musician Steve Martin and his banjo band will help Americans ring in the Fourth of July by performing a concert at one of the country's most historic venues in Washington, D.C.

The Father of the Bride star and his group The Steep Canyon Rangers will perform Me & Paul Revere at the United States Capitol on Independence Day, according to the Associated Press.

Other singers scheduled for the A Capitol Fourth event include Glee star Matthew Morrison, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Little Richard, and You Raise Me Up hit-maker Josh Groban.

Click Here For More Stev...
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Petra Nemcova Struggles Through Emotion And Pain On 'Dancing With The Stars'

4/5/2011 9:34pm EDT
Petra Nemcova
Model Petra Nemcova's performance on Dancing With The Stars was filled with emotion on Monday night - she danced to the song that helped her fight back to health after her ordeal in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

Nemkova was vacationing with her fiance Simon Atlee when the giant waves hit Indonesia on the day after Christmas.

Atlee was killed and Nemkova was left stranded on a treetop with a shattered pelvis and other life-threatening injuries for eight hours.

She has always credited Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" as the song that helped her through the recovery process and on Monday...
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Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

3/25/2011 4:08pm EDT
Songs For Japan
Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today (www.itunes.com/songsforjapan). Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...
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Eminem's 'Recovery' Named Top Selling Album Of 2010

1/6/2011 9:34am EST
Eminem
Eminem's "Recovery" has been officially named the top-selling album of 2010.

The comeback release sold 3.42 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the rapper his second top-seller - "The Eminem Show" was the biggest hit in 2002.

No other artist has claimed two best-selling years since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991.

"Recovery" is the biggest-selling album-of-a-year since 2007, when Josh Groban's festive-flavoured "Noel" shifted 3.70 million copies.

The album hit the top of the charts in July.

Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" is the second biggest seller of...
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David Foster Gets Engaged

1/3/2011 8:32am EST
David Foster
Canadian musician David Foster is the latest star set to ring in 2011 with wedding bells - he reportedly proposed to Dutch model Yolanda Hadid over the Christmas holidays.

The Grammy-winning producer, who is famous for helping the careers of artists such as Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Buble, reportedly proposed at a friend's home in Bel Air, California, where the couple met.

The insider tells the New York Post, "He pulled out a 14-carat dazzling sparkler from jeweller Martin Katz, and the entire party erupted in applause."

Foster has previously been married three times before an...
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'Tis the Season For Music

12/14/2010 11:00am EST
Glee X-mas
There's still time for Christmas shopping and spreading the holiday spirit, why not enjoy it by loading up that iPod with some great holiday tunes? Spike your coffee with a little Bailey's Irish Cream or enjoy a Hot Toddy (not the Usher and Jay Z version, although we love that song too) put on your Yule tide shoes and take that mall by the antlers.

You may still encounter long lines, screaming children running away from Santa Claus and a crap-load of unruly holiday sweaters, but with your holiday playlist grooving in your ears, at least you can smile while doing so. Here are a few of our f...
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Groban Inundated With Fan Mail From Moms

12/2/2010 10:18pm EST
Josh Groban
Singer Josh Groban is constantly inundated with fan mail from mothers who are desperate for the star to marry their daughters.

The "You Raise Me Up" singer admits he is desperate to fall in love - and mums have taken note and written in to the single star to convince him to meet their girls.

He says, "Every mother in America winds up writing to me, whether or not the daughter is interested in me at all. I have no idea why. But I definitely get the parents trying to pawn them off on me, which is interesting."

But Groban insists his perfect partner needs to have certain qualities to attrac...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Comic Legend Leslie Nielsen

11/29/2010 9:02am EST
Leslie Nielsen
Stars including Russell Brand, Slash, Josh Groban and Nia Vardalos have led tributes to late comedy legend Leslie Nielsen, who died on Sunday.

The Naked Gun star passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 days after he was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. Nielsen's death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood and a number of stars have come out on Twitter.com to honor the late actor and his comedy legacy, with many citing the famous catchphrase from his 1980 movie Airplane!, "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley".

Fellow funnyman Brand paid tribute to Nielsen in a ...
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