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Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton

10/7/2015 7:00pm EDT
R&B Divas Go Head To Head: Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton
38-year old Tamar Braxton-Herbert, best known as Tamar Braxton recently dropped her new studio album Calling All Angels. While the rollout for Calling All Angels hasn’t been the smoothest thanks to a delayed release, the final product was nothing short of well-rounded, enjoyable R&B album. Arguably, Tamar’s third album trumps her Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Love and War. Love and War was more high profile particularly given its phenomenal title track, but Calling All Angels shows tremendous artistic growth for Tamar.

What’s most impressive about Calling All Angels is Tamar’s voic...

What Did We Think Of Ciara’s Latest Album?

5/11/2015 1:45pm EDT
Review: Ciara Sticks To The Script On ‘Jackie’
Six albums into her career, Ciara seems to be at a comfortable spot in her career. No her albums aren’t flying off the shelves, but Ciara essentially has remained in her lane with some tweaks here and there. She elevated her game beginning with fourth album Basic Instinct album, but her ‘makeover’ wasn’t a total redesign. Latest album Jackie, named after her mother, mixes dance, hip-hop, pop, and R&B together with enjoyable, if predictable results.

“Jackie (B.M.F.)” opens Jackie with a combination of three distinct songs. Throughout the course of the three parts of “Jackie,” Ciara ...

Watch Whitney Houston's Funeral On Television & The Internet

2/16/2012 9:51am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's funeral will be televised. A public memorial planned for Friday has been scrapped, but the late singer's publicist has told media outlets that Saturday's private family service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey will be made available for television and internet streaming.

The funeral will be attended by some 1,500 mourners, including celebrity friends of the deceased like Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, songwriter Diane Warren, music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, Brandy and her brother Ray J, who was reportedly dating Houston when she died.

Aretha Franklin, the ...

'Glee' Recap: Bring In The Bieb, Bring Back The Berry

2/16/2011 11:39am EST
The one-two punch of the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day hit the “Glee” gang pretty hard, and this non-holiday themed return is all about launching a ‘Comeback.’

First, welcome back Guidance Counselor and Stamos Wife, Emma Pilsbury. Though she seldom felt compelled to step in and combat the bullying at McKinley, a Sue-icide note from the fallen cheer coach has reminded her of the office full of all-purpose pamphlets she has yet to hand out to students and teachers in need. In a world where depressed faculty members audit extra-curricular activities, that and a bad idea is all it takes to ge...

Cher Makes History With Six Decades Of Number Ones

1/19/2011 8:32am EST
Cher has made history in the U.S. by becoming the only artist to score a number one on a Billboard chart in each of the last six decades.

Her Diane Warren-penned "Burlesque" tune "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," which picked up the Best Song award at Sunday's Golden Globes, has topped the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, giving Cher her first number one of the new decade.

The pop superstar scored her first U.S. chart-topper in 1965, when Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

Her other number ones have included "Dark Lady," "All I Ever Need I...

Tune In To Fergie's Live Twitter Q&A Today

12/1/2010 7:30am EST
Avon is launching Avon Voices, Avon’s first global online singing and songwriting talent search. Marking Avon’s 125th year of empowering women around the globe, Avon Voices will offer women an opportunity to share their voices with the world.

Tune in to a live Twitter Q & A featuring Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; Diane Warren, legendary songwriter; and Andrea Jung Chairman and CEO, Avon, as they answer questions about Avon Voices from participating bloggers from around the world in real-time at www.twitter.com/avonvoices or follow hashtag #avonvoices.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 1,...

Should These Bands Or Artists Be Considered For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

9/1/2010 2:31pm EDT
Not all musicians can be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it brings to mind some music acts worthy of consideration in the future. Let us know which yet to be named bands or artist do you think should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!



Classic Rock band Journey is currently experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to televised musical programs American Idol and Glee.


Rock act Nirvana crashed into the 90's obliterating the Heavy Metal music scene with a new revolutionary industry termed movement known as "Grunge."...

Motown Records Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Podcasts & More

1/23/2009 5:00pm EST
Smokey Robinson
A special series of online podcasts featuring rare and intimate conversations with the label's legends, producers, songwriters and singers, are now available at www.classic.motown.com. The podcasts are also available on iTunes.

These exclusive podcasts are just part of a year-long celebration of Motown's 50th and its lasting legacy, which included the Dec. 9 release of Motown: The Complete No. 1's, a 10-CD box set in the shape of the label's famed "Hitsville U.S.A." birthplace in Detroit, featuring more than 200 classic songs from 50 Motown artists that topped charts around the world, ...

Check Out Varsity Fanclub's Pool Party

9/18/2008 7:30pm EDT
Varsity Fanclub
It is a widely accepted tenet in pop music that every generation needs its own young stars to scream for. So is it really surprising that a new group of fresh-faced young men have begun to make a footprint on the pop landscape? Even old-timers New Kids on the Block have reunited more than a decade after 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys ruled the charts. Clearly the members of NKOTB recognized that few people (even those of us old enough to own "Hangin' Tough" on vinyl), can resist the simple pleasure of five talented, upbeat guys singing and dancing in unison. It's been true since the Jackson 5 ...

Check Out Ace Young's New Video, 'Addicted'; Debut CD Out July 15

6/9/2008 7:00pm EDT
Ace Young
After years of pursuing a career as a musical artist, Ace Young first flashed onto the national scene as a finalist on season 5 of American Idol. Persistent weekly exposure to some 40 million viewers made Ace one of the most recognizable male faces ever to appear on America's most widely watched television program.

Following Idol, Ace traveled the country performing to 60 sold out arenas across the nation. With the help of Idol, the Tour, and his own work ethic, Ace was in position to fulfill his dream of a career in music. While interest from labels followed, they were pressing Ace ...

Three Graces Charm On Their Self-Titled Debut Album

3/16/2008 10:00am EDT
Three Graces
Three Graces (Joy Kabanuck, Kelly Levesque and Sara Gettelfinger) released their self-titled debut album March 4th on Decca Records. While it is not uncommon for solo artists to work in various genres of music during the course of their career it's a much rarer occurrence to find three individual artists with this commonality looking to collaborate on a higher level. The stunning and talented new trio, Three Graces, effectively blends their musical backgrounds in Opera, Pop and Broadway to form a new sound that resonates with any music enthusiast.

The performances on their debut alb...

Starpulse Asks: Where Have All the Songwriters Gone?

10/26/2007 3:49pm EDT
Pop tunesmiths are a baker's dozen. After the late-90s surge of uber song doctors such as Desmond Child and Diane Warren (known for that Titanic song), Justin Timberlake found his "SexyBack" and his own writing voice following years of whistling Max Martin dixie. Heck, even Britney Spears penned tunes from her Britney effort. (This year's tepid train wreck "Blackout" features a pitiful two songs co-written by the popstar.)

But what goes around comes around. A mere glance at the contemporary pop offerings finds only a chapbook of singer-songwriters. Ms. Warren's cheeseball balladry has ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 7

9/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Shannon Elizabeth
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" actress Evan Rachel Wood (1987), "Final Destination" actor Devon Sawa (1978), "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (1976), rapper Eazy-E (1963; d. 1995), songwriter Diane Warren (1956), actor Corbin Bernsen (1954), actress Susan Blakely (1952), Pretenders singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde (1951), "The Simpsons" voice actress Julie Kavner (1951), disco singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), singer Buddy Holly (1936; d. 1959), jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930), English actor Peter Lawford (1923; d. 1984), actor Anthony Quayle (1913; d. 1989), and Hungarian film direc...

Check Out Latino Pop Superstars RBD's "Tu Amor"

10/19/2006 11:37am EDT
"Tu Amor," the first single released to U.S. radio by Virgin Records international pop phenomenon RBD, is proving itself to be a mainstream smash -- in a matter of days, not weeks. Within just three days of release, the song was all over the four most-listened-to Top 40 stations in the country, among a nationwide crowd of 30 leader stations in Top 40 and Rhythmic formats. Based on heavy first-week spins, "Tu Amor" is already the 16th most-played record on New York's powerhouse WHTZ/Z-100. It is also No. 8 in airplay, and the No. 1 request by e-mail on Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, which leaked the ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 7

9/7/2006 3:00am EDT
Shannon Elizabeth
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" actress Evan Rachel Wood (1987), "Final Destination" actor Devon Sawa (1978), "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (1976), rapper Eazy-E (1963; d. 1995), songwriter Diane Warren (1956), actor Corbin Bernsen (1954), actress Susan Blakely (1952), Pretenders singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde (1951), "The Simpsons" voice actress Julie Kavner (1951), disco singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), singer Buddy Holly (1936; d. 1959), jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930), English actor Peter Lawford (1923; d. 1984), actor Anthony Quayle (1913; d. 1989), and Hungarian film direc...

Paula DeAnda's Self-Titled Debut Drops August 29

8/15/2006 4:04pm EDT
Paula DeAnda
Paula DeAnda will be releasing her self-titled debut on August 29th on Arista Records. 16-year-old DeAnda's first single "Doing Too Much" featuring Baby Bash continues to burn up the airwaves having reached 40 million in audience at the Top 40 and Rhythm formats.

Paula DeAnda features production by Happy Perez, Stargate, and Frankie J, among others. She also benefited from the creative involvement of songwriter/recording artist Ne-Yo, chartmaking rapper Lil' Wayne, labelmate Baby Bash, renowned hitmaker Timbaland, and Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren.

This album is filled ...