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J. Cole Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

December 18, 2014 01:43:12 GMT

As expected, J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tops this week's Billboard 200. The rapper's newest album debuts with 375,000 copies comprising of 354,000 pure album sales and 21,000 in track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Madonna Compares Album Leak to Rape, Then Retracts Her Comment

December 17, 2014 21:05:52 GMT

Madonna broke her silence on the leak of her new album. She initially expressed her outrage in an Instagram post where she compared the leak to rape, but has since deleted the potentially-controversial comment and replaced it with a safer one.

St. Vincent Releases 'Birth in Reverse' Music Video

December 17, 2014 09:01:30 GMT

St. Vincent has debuted the official music video for "Birth in Reverse", one of the standouts from her self-titled album. Directed by Willo Perron, the clip finds the singer whose real name is Annie Clark singing in various abstract settings.

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Album Release Was Rushed

December 17, 2014 08:17:39 GMT

Fans could've waited longer for D'Angelo's new album. According to a new article on The New York Times, the R&B singer's first album in 14 years called "Black Messiah" wasn't supposed to arrive this year. It was originally planned for early 2015, but he rush-released the effort in the wake of protests of white cops killing unarmed black men.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Premieres New Song on 'Colbert Report'

December 17, 2014 07:38:39 GMT

Kendrick Lamar was the final musical guest on "The Colbert Report". The rapper treated viewers to a never-heard-before song during his appearance on the chat show on Tuesday night, December 16

Video: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Perform 'Uptown Funk' on 'The Voice' Finale

December 17, 2014 06:30:18 GMT

Bruno Mars was among stars performing in the season 7 finale of "The Voice" on Tuesday night, December 16. The singer joined collaborator Mark Ronson for a live performance of their hit "Uptown Funk".

Mariah Carey Loses a Shoe, Cries Onstage at Christmas Show in N.Y.

December 17, 2014 03:50:45 GMT

Mariah Carey played the first of six holiday concerts at the Beacon Theatre show in New York City on Monday evening, December 15. Baring her cleavage in a floor-length bejeweled red gown, the singer treated the crowd to a number of Christmas tunes from 1994's "Merry Christmas" and 2010's "Merry Christmas II You".

Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 the Wait 2' Mixtape May Be in the Works

December 17, 2014 02:51:24 GMT

Fans will apparently still get new music by Lil Wayne soon although the oft-delayed "Tha Carter V" currently has no new release date. Young Money's CEO Mack Maine and Weezy's longtime pal Fee Banks have both taken to Instagram to hint that "Sorry 4 the Wait 2" mixtape is now underway.

Imagine Dragons Announces New Album 'Smoke + Mirrors', Debuts New Single 'Gold'

December 17, 2014 02:02:59 GMT

Imagine Dragons' new album has an official title and release date. On Tuesday, December 16, the Las Vegas rock band announced that they'd release their sophomore effort, "Smoke + Mirrors", on February 17, 2015 via KIDinaKORNER and Interscope.

Iggy Azalea Says Britney Will Release Their Duet as Her First Single

December 16, 2014 14:33:31 GMT

A few tidbits on Britney Spears' collaboration with Iggy Azalea have been unearthed. In a radio interview, the Australian femcee spills that their duet is expected to arrive next year as the first single from the southern belle's new studio album.

'Frozen' Director to People Stuck With 'Let It Go': I'm Sorry

December 16, 2014 09:06:03 GMT

Disney's "Frozen (2013)" is unarguably one of the biggest movies this year, thanks in part to catchy and earwormy tracks like "Let It Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from its soundtrack. One year since the animation was released, people especially children still find it hard to get the songs out of their heads and the film's director Jennifer Lee feels sorry for that.

Green Day, Joan Jett and More to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014 08:37:09 GMT

Green Day will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The band led by Billie Joe Armstrong will be honored at a ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall on April 18, 2015.

Stevie Wonder to Receive an All-Star Tribute Concert From Grammys

December 16, 2014 07:44:59 GMT

Grammys is honoring Stevie Wonder with an all-star tribute concert next year. It's announced on Monday, December 15 that a two-hour show called "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute" would be airing on CBS on February 16, a week after the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Video: Justin Timberlake Brings Out Jay-Z Onstage for 'Holy Grail' at N.Y. Concert

December 16, 2014 06:41:59 GMT

Justin Timberlake invited a special guest when he brought his "The 20/20 Experience World Tour" to New York on Sunday night, December 14. The singer excited the crowd packing the Barclays Center when his frequent collaborator and Brooklyn's own Jay-Z appeared with him on the stage.

American Country Countdown Awards: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Dominate Winners List

December 16, 2014 04:58:20 GMT

Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line came out as the biggest winners at the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards which was held on Monday night, December 15. The two acts took home awards in Digital Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories for their "This Is How We Roll".

Beyonce and Jay-Z Sued Over Sample on 'Drunk in Love'

December 16, 2014 03:50:42 GMT

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are being sued over their collaboration "Drunk in Love". Page Six reports that a Hungarian singer named Monika Miczura a.k.a. Mitsou claims that the couple and producer Timbaland illegally sampled a traditional Roma folk song called "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" she recorded back in 1995.

Iggy Azalea Announces Dates for 'Great Escape' North American Tour

December 16, 2014 02:59:33 GMT

Iggy Azalea is spending spring 2015 on the road. A few days after teasing her headlining "The Great Escape" tour, the raptress shared the dates of the North American leg on Monday, December 15.

Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Releases Holiday Music Video With Her Group 3KT

December 16, 2014 01:59:13 GMT

Gia Giudice and fellow members of 3KT have returned with a new music video. The all-girl group, which Teresa Giudice's 13-year-old daughter formed with friends Alex Maetta, 16, and Christianna Cardinale, 14, debuted the clip for their holiday song "Season of Joy" on Monday, December 15.

French Montana Releases New Track 'Bad B**ch' Ft. Jeremih

December 15, 2014 09:13:18 GMT

French Montana is releasing a new EP called "Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer" on Tuesday, December 16. Among the tracks set to be featured on the project is "Bad B**ch" which the rapper debuted on Monday.

D'Angelo Releases First Album in 14 Years 'Black Messiah'

December 15, 2014 08:41:22 GMT

D'Angelo's first album in more than a decade is finally out. Titled "Black Messiah", the effort was announced just a few days before it was made available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify on Monday, December 15 at midnight.
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