Music News

'Pitch Perfect 2' Tops This Week

May 21st, 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...
READ MORE

Does This Outfit Make Kylie Jenner Look Fat?

May 20th, 2015 7:10pm EDT
Kylie Jenner Beats Body-Shamers To The Punch With Instagram Comm
Kylie Jenner shared a "behind the scenes" shot of herself on Instagram Friday while having her makeup and hair done, and in a since deleted comment she sounds like a teenage drama queen.

Kylie is pictured standing in a black one-piece swimsuit and sexy thigh-high lace-up leather boots prior to a photo shoot, looking fantastic as usual; but with a self-conscious comment she seemed intent on silencing any potential body shamers that may have been ready to pounce with any nasty remarks.

"behind the scenes. (yes I gained weight there I said it so u don't have too)," the Keeping Up With the Ka...
READ MORE

Did Beyonce Really Pour $20,000 Champagne In A Hot Tub?

May 20th, 2015 3:09pm EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce caused a fan outrage on Twitter on Tuesday after her new video with Nicki Minaj, "Feeling Myself," was released (exclusively on husband Jay-Z's pay music service Tidal, of course).

Queen B fans freaked out when she pours a bottle of Armand de Brignac, aka Ace of Spades, champagne into a hot tub, giving new meaning to the term bubbly.

The champagne brand, which is sold in metallic bottles and can range in price from a somewhat affordable $300 upwards of $100,000 for a specially made 30 liter magnum bottle called "the Midas."

Fans spoke out on social media, one blasted the singer f...
READ MORE

Will Fans Enjoy Jamie Foxx’s New Album?

May 20th, 2015 2:42pm EDT
Review: Jamie Foxx Keeps Things Sensual On ‘Hollywood’
How does one characterize Jamie Foxx? The best way to describe Foxx is as multitalented. He is one of few actors – an Academy Award winner by the way – who can convincingly play dramatic roles as well as comedic roles. Furthermore, Foxx is one of few actors who has nailed the ‘musician’ thing – he’s a classically trained pianist with golden pipes.

After a five-year hiatus between albums, Foxx returns with his most sensually driven lengthily titled album yet, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. Has the 47-year old Foxx lost his swag? Nope, not in the least – perhaps he overdoes the ‘sw...
READ MORE

Christina Aguilera Is Crazy Multitalented -- Check Out These Musical Spoofs!

May 20th, 2015 10:45am EDT
Christina Aguilera's Britney, Miley, Gaga & Other Impressions Ar
Christina Aguilera is a master of impressions, which she proves in a new video posted online last night to promote "The Voice." The pop star mimicks several singers, including Britney Spears, Sia, Lady Gaga and Cher.

While impersonating Miley Cyrus (complete with the tiny buns in her hair), she says with a Southern twang: "If you’re on my team, you’re going to learn how to twerk. We’re gonna slap it up, flip it, rub it down. It’s gonna be a party in the U.S.A. y’all."

Aguilera also pretends to be fellow "Voice" judge Shakira.

Check out her skills below:

Three months ago, the five-time...
READ MORE

Mariska Hargitay's Cool Factor Went Up This Week -- See Why

May 20th, 2015 10:26am EDT
Mariska Hargitay Felt Badass Appearing In Taylor Swift's 'Bad Bl
Mariska Hargitay talked about her "super badass" cameo in Taylor Swift's new "Bad Blood" music video during a recent chat with Seth Meyers.

"It's just so awesome and it makes me feel super badass," the Law & Order: SVU star explained. "I feel like my cool-factor went up with the kids and I'm really grateful, Taylor."

The actress and singer met at the Met Gala, "I was so uncool," Hargitay told Meyers. "She's down there and she’s like, 'Hi, I like your show.' I'm like, 'Oh, thanks.' I didn’t know that she was like, the second coming. She was so sweet and I was like, 'Oh, she's so sweet,' an...
READ MORE

Was JLo Throwing Shade?

May 20th, 2015 8:45am EDT
Did Jennifer Lopez Diss Mariah Carey During Her Billboard Perfor
Jennifer Lopez made headlines at Sunday's Billboard Awards for her attire, but now she's getting some attention for not paying attention during Mariah Carey's performance at the show.

TMZ has the report that J Lo completely ignored MiMi during her performance of "Infinity." Video shows Lopez turning to her phone as soon as Carey came out on stage, and she barely looked up during the performance. Lopez must have thought no one was watching while the house lights were off, but as soon as they came back on, she applauded Carey along with everyone else.

The video close up over at TMZ appears...
READ MORE

New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

May 19th, 2015 10:02am EDT
Jamie Foxx And Twenty One Pilots Among Jam-Packed Field Of Album
Ah, the third week of May and the new music releases just keep on coming! If last week was a bit of a downgrade from May’s illustrious first week, this week is nothing short of loaded. There’s truly something for everybody, whether contemporary R&B is your flavor (Jamie Foxx), genre-bending alternative (twenty one pilots), or electronic/dance (Zedd) among others. Here are eight albums to check out this week!

1) Jamie Foxx, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (RCA)

Jamie Foxx has released four albums, three of which were high profile efforts: Unpredictable (2005), Intuition (2008), an...
READ MORE

Moody Blues Alan Hewitt Talks New Album & More

May 18th, 2015 11:22pm EDT
Alan Hewitt promo photo
Alan Hewitt, the multi-talented keyboardist for The Moody Blues and platinum keyboardist/producer to the stars, has a new album out called, ‘Evolution’ (Red River/RED/Sony Music). It's a mix of rock, fusion, and jazz music with his supergroup, One Nation. He’s been the keyboard player for The Moody Blues since 2010 and he’s had solo smooth, romantic jazz albums including, 'Noche De Pasion' (2004) 'Retroactive,' (2009) 'Metropolis,' (2006) and 'High Fidelity' (2012) which he lends his vocals on the album. The other three albums he plays keyboards.

The band’s line-up includes, Alan Hewitt,...
READ MORE

B.B. King Left Us So Many Great Songs

May 18th, 2015 7:40pm EDT
Countdown: 11 Greatest B.B. King Songs
On May 14, 2015, the world lost one of its greatest musicians – Riley Ben King, better known as B.B. King (1925 – 2015). King was known for his easygoing, bluesy guitar style, played on “Lucille” and his gritty, commanding lead vocals. The complete musician, B.B. King is undoubtedly one of the best and most distinct to ever live. Though the blues were his ‘ace in the hole,’ King’s contribution to R&B and rock and roll itself shouldn’t be understated. Even into his 80s, King was a avid touring musician. He will be greatly missed, but his music is timeless; it will live on forever.

As ...
READ MORE