Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music

November 14th, 2014 10:20am EST
Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music
Singer-songwriter Bean is on pace for a breakout year and continues to prove she's an artist to watch. The 23-year-old was featured on the 2014 High School Nation Tour, opened for Colbie Caillat and Austin Mahone and found a home for her catchy songs in commercials for Mitsubishi, Lay's and Bud Light Lime. I had the opportunity to speak with the "Rollercoaster" singer, whose currently wrapping up the iHeartRadio On The Rise Tour, about her musical journey, inspirations and upcoming album.

How did you get your start in music?

My start was kind of an accident more than anything. I was a sop...

Taylor Swift Keeps The Billboard Number One Spot Warm

November 13th, 2014 10:23am EST
Taylor Swift 1989
People, get ready for the most shocking thing that you’ll hear all week: Taylor Swift’s 1989 remains atop the Billboard 200 after debuting with 1.287 million copies last week. This week the numbers are more modest, but still better than most artists can brag about. Swift sold 402,000 copies.

How significant is 402,000 copies – well, as Keith Caulfield and Billboard tell it, 402,000 copies is the second largest sales week of the year. Taylor Swift, hence, is nothing short of a beast – in a good way of course. Forget about a platinum album – 1989 is well on its way to double platinum...

Whitney Houston’s Spirit Endures

November 12th, 2014 7:21pm EST
Whitney Houston - Her Greatest Performances
Among the saddest parts of life is death – the ultimate ending that no one escapes. For some life is long, while others it’s short. When a celebrity dies, even though fans of that celebrity weren’t acquainted with that person, the fans are saddened by the loss of a great musician, actor, or otherwise. When it was announced that prodigious voiced diva Whitney Houston had passed away at age 48, it was considered to be another great one gone too soon.

Though Whitney Houston is gone physically, she has left behind timeless music and irreplaceable legacy. One of the most powerful voices of ...

Does Nick Jonas Deliver On His New Album?

November 10th, 2014 1:30pm EST
 A Grown Up Nick Jonas Delivers An Enjoyable, Edgy Solo Effort O
“Another one bites the dust” – another schmaltzy, bubblegum, wholesome teen-pop star. May the deceased teen-pop heartthrob rest in peace. From being the skinny front man of one of teen-pop’s biggest bands, Nick Jonas has done the Miley Cyrus – Well not quite to that extent. What Jonas has done, is shed his teeny past in favor of more grown and sexy, urban-infused pop on his second solo album, Nick Jonas. The results are surprisingly delicious, and generally ‘well seasoned’ too!

“Chains,” the first single issues from Nick Jonas, served as the introductory taste of a more mature-sound...

Foo Fighters And Garth Brooks Lead Albums To Check Out

November 10th, 2014 10:46am EST
Foo Fighters And Garth Brooks Lead Albums To Check Out: This Wee
Following something of a ‘dead week’ after the massive debut of Taylor Swift’s pop album 1989, things pick back up on the new music release front. Of course Ms. Swift will be a factor – she always is – but she has some tough competition this week. This tough competition includes Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, a sexy solo album from Nick Jonas, and the late, great Whitney Houston. Here are albums to check out this week.

1) Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA)

After years in the game, Foo Fighters release their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Sonic Highways. Sonic Highways follow...

10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title

November 9th, 2014 2:30pm EST
10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title
Sometimes one word provides common ground for numerous, unrelated songs. Yes it sounds crazy and probably is, but if the old genre-divided playlist has grown old, it’s time to shake things up. The possibilities that happen courtesy of a randomized playlist using one word as the inspiration is nothing short of magical. Hence why this playlist, formed by songs featuring the word ‘white’ within their titles, is truly something…

1) Michael Jackson, “Black or White” (Dangerous)

Honestly, how can you leave ‘the king’ off of any list, particularly if he has a song that fits? “Black Or White”...

Bette Midler Proves She's Still Got It

November 7th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Bette Midler - It's the Girls
It’s been a while since Bette Midler delivered a brand new album, specifically eight years since her last album, the holiday effort, Cool Yule. Although various compilations have arrived since Cool Yule, Midler returns with her covers of great girl-group classics, It’s The Girls!. Shy of her 69th birthday, Midler certainly sounds in excellent voice throughout the effort, if nothing more. No she doesn’t reinvent herself or the classics that she covers, but overall, It’s The Girls! is both sound and enjoyable.

The effort opens capably with “Be My Baby,” a classic courtesy of The Ronettes....

Britney Spears Gets Her Own Holiday

November 6th, 2014 10:34am EST
Britney Spears Gets Her Own Day In Las Vegas
Caesars Entertainment reveaked that singer Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own special day.

Wonder if the theme will be "It's Britney B**ch!"

Casino representatives announced that Ceasers would host "Britney Day" at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The chain also revealed that beginning at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who can prove that they are named Britney will get two tickets to Spears's "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Spears began her Las Vegas residency in 2013. An offer has been made for the s...

Taylor Swift Debuts Commandingly At #1

November 6th, 2014 10:09am EST
Taylor Swift 1989
Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift debuts commandingly at #1 – shocker! The matter wasn’t if she’d hit #1, but just how much would the ubiquitous musician sell, particularly in a year where albums sales have sucked. What is most surprising is that Swift has the best week of her career, selling 1,287 million copies of 1989 its first week. Her previous two albums both sold over a million their first week, hitting with Speak Now moving 1.047 million and Red moving 1.208 million. Yep, Taylor Swift definitely rules the world – it’s been proven!

After previous having no platinum albums from 2014...

Do You Think Nicki Minaj's New Alubum 'The Pinkprint' Will Be Raunchy?

November 5th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Expect A Hearty Helping Of Raunchiness And More From Nicki Minaj
Much to everyone’s chagrin, Nicki Minaj delayed the release of her highly anticipated third studio album, The Pinkprint. After momentum was built from the raunchy hit single “Anaconda,” Minaj decided on releasing The Pinkprint December 15, 2014. The positive thing is that Nicki will arrive in time for Christmas and who wouldn’t want an “Anaconda” as a Christmas gift? Don’t answer that. Anyways, what can Nicki Minaj fan girls and fan boys expect from The Pinkprint?

1) Raunchiness FTW!

Two of The Pinkprint’s singles have already made a raunchy impression on everybody. The head of the...