Music

Luke Bryan Stays At No. 1

8/25/2015 9:14am EDT
Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks Atop Billboard 200
It’s hard to topple a king, and that’s exactly what country singer Luke Bryan is this week. After dropping Kill The Lights with robust numbers last week, Bryan manages to keep the top spot warm for a second consecutive week. No, he couldn’t score another 345,000 units, but he was good enough for another 99,000. Sophomore week blues happen to everybody, even when you’re a “Country Man” like Bryan.

So with Luke at the top once more, were there any newbies that debuted in the top 10? Yes. Melanie Martinez entered at #6 with her unique debut effort Cry Baby moving 40,000 units. The numbe...
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New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

8/25/2015 8:20am EDT
The Weeknd in Concert on NBC's
Ah, it’s the final release week in August, and it’s top-heavy – very top heavy. No, there’s no one-two punch with Luke Bryan or Dr. Dre this time around, but there is one Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, who has been racking up the hits in 2015. Face it – doesn’t everybody know The Weeknd is the favorite this week? C’mon! Still, there are six others joining him for your purchasing consideration!

1) The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness (Republic)

Recently, it seems R&B has regained a bit of its footing. After a slow start in 2015, Tyrese and Jill Scott proved that the cooli...
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Celine Dion's Husband Tells Her His Final Wishes

8/24/2015 1:49pm EDT
Celine Dion's Terminally Ill Husband Reveals His Final Wishes, W
Celine Dion is returning to her Las Vegas residency following a year-long hiatus to take care of her sick husband, Rene Angelil, who is battling throat cancer. He was the one who pushed her to get back to work.

She told USA Today: "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need it. Don't get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities. But René really gave me a gift. All my grieving, it was during this last year. I think I've got this. For now. When it hits me, it's going to hit me. But my biggest job is to tell my husband, we're fine. I'll take care of our kids. You'll wat...
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Review: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

8/24/2015 11:20am EDT
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Go Retro On Self-Titled De
Singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is not new to the game – he’s dropped two albums ahead of 2015’s Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Even so, Rateliff isn’t exactly a household name. After listening to his third album and the debut by the collective as a whole, perhaps Rateliff’s stock will rise. The “sweat” is real on Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – the energy is crazy. It’s imperfect, but it’s definitely an album with some great moments.

“I Need Never Get Old” gets the LP off to a rollicking, fast start. A mix of retro-soul a la Motown (and Stax) with a dash of c...
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Is One Direction Breaking Up?

8/24/2015 10:42am EDT
One Direction To Split After Release Of Fifth Album, Final Conce
One Direction will reportedly disband next year and not tour for their fifth as yet untitled album.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have reportedly agreed to take an "extended hiatus" of at least 12 months, beginning March 2016, to focus on solo work according to The Mirror UK.

According to The Daily Mail Newspaper, the members of 1D had a meeting where they decided not to tour to support their next album.

A source told the paper, "The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boy band."

"They fully deserve to have at least a ye...
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Madonna Setting Her Sights On TV?

8/24/2015 10:17am EDT
Madonna
Madonna could be the next celebrity to star in her own reality series. The singer is reportedly negotiating with Bunim Murray, the production company behind "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and Caitlyn Jenner's show "I Am Cait," to create and appear in her own show.

A source told British newspaper The Sun, "Nobody would ever have expected a star as huge as Madonna to ever star in a reality show but it just shows how much times are changing that she's even humoring talks...

"While she's not made any decision, she loves giving fans an insight into her life, especially when touring."

Mado...
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Happy Or Sad, These Songs Will Bring You To Tears

8/23/2015 2:00pm EDT
14 Songs That’ll Bring You To Tears
Sometimes you’ve just got to break down…crying that is. Tears can be therapeutic in both depressed and jubilant circumstances. The 14 songs that grace this list all encompass tears in different capacities, whether the context is happy or sad or the “tears” themselves are more metaphorical. Regardless, these songs need to be spinning on any and everybody’s tearful playlist!

1) Faith Evans, “Tears Of Joy” (R&B Divas, 2012)

Faith Evans indeed has “tears of joy” on her moving song of the same title. This is not a sad song in the least as Evans doesn’t reference pain, but jubilance, exu...
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Who Compared Nick Jonas To Justin Timberlake?

8/23/2015 11:25am EDT
Nick Jonas 'Honored' To Be Compared To Justin Timberlake
Nick Jonas never thought in his wildest dreams he would be compared to one of his favorite musicians, Justin Timberlake.

Jonas was asked about the parallels to Justin Timberlake's career by Ryan Seacrest on his daily radio show. In response, Jonas admitted that he has always admired him so the comparison is nothing short of an honor.

"It’s an honor. That’s somebody that I definitely looked at and said, ‘If I could have a trajectory like that, that’d be incredible.’ I kind of put my own twist on it, but yeah, it’s been a really special year," Jonas admitted.

Jonas also confessed that it w...
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Is The 20-Year Long Feud Between These Two Over?

8/23/2015 10:30am EDT
Guns N' Roses Axl Rose And Slash 20-Year Feud Finally Over?
After over 20 year-long feud, have Guns N' Roses Slash and Axl Rose finally made up?

The lead singer and guitarist of the legendary '90s rock band famously fought for much of the time Guns N' Roses were at the peak of their success.

In the mid '90s, Slash walked out on the band at the height of its popularity due to the friction between himself and Rose.

Slash was recently asked by a Swedish media outlet called Aftonbladet TV about the feud and the rumor that he and Rose and finally buried the hatched. The interview was posted online Aug. 22.

"I've heard that you made friends with Axl R...
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Pharrell Makes Odd Requests While Touring

8/22/2015 2:18pm EDT
Pharrell Williams' Tour Rider Leaked, Includes Weird Request For
Occasionally an artist's tour rider leaks, and it includes some unusual requests. Pharrell William's demands are only slightly bizarre.

Star magazine got its hands on the singer's tour rider, which includes requests for the following: Nilla Wafers, Pedialyte, gluten-free bread, matches, “SUPER COLD” sodas, a variety of five fish dishes (cooked in a pan) and two (framed) photos of astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Apparently, the photos of Sagan are to remind Pharrell "how lucky we are to be on this planet."

According to Noisy, other leaked tour riders include: Madonna's request for 20 internati...
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