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'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 with 'Mandatory Fun'updated Thu Jul 24 2014 11:15:39

It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One.

Eddie Vedder sings 'Imagine' in response to criticismupdated Tue Jul 22 2014 12:23:30

Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: "Imagine."

MTV Video Music Awards: Who leads the nominees?updated Thu Jul 17 2014 13:00:46

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and 2014's show is set to be all about Beyonce.

Ja Rule's 'Unruly' path from jail to Christianityupdated Wed Jul 16 2014 12:54:59

After serving time, rapper Ja Rule is now on a more spiritual path.

No truth to Adele album rumor, says labelupdated Wed Jul 16 2014 12:52:21

An international music awards show announced a new Adele album Tuesday -- but nothing's happening, says her label chief.

Garth Brooks reveals world tour's first stopupdated Wed Jul 16 2014 12:22:53

Country fans are dancing on the streets of Chicago... and crying into their Guinness glasses in Dublin.

What will be 2014's song of the summer?updated Tue Jul 15 2014 08:17:14

Getting a song to hit in the summer can change a career -- just ask Katy Perry or Robin Thicke.

Middle school metal band lands huge record dealupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 12:29:38

A trio of middle school rockers has just unlocked a major record deal.

Taylor Swift in the future? Optimistic, with a gardenupdated Tue Jul 08 2014 11:35:38

When it comes to the future of the music business, Taylor Swift sees the glass half-full.

Iggy Azalea responds to Nicki Minaj feud rumorsupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 15:32:24

Iggy Azalea would love it if everyone channeled "Frozen" and just "let it go."

Robin Thicke has no idea what he's doingupdated Wed Jul 02 2014 18:39:07

Robin Thicke's new album "Paula" is inspired by his estranged wife Paula Patton, but he hasn't seen the woman herself in months.

Jewel, husband Ty Murray to divorce updated Wed Jul 02 2014 14:30:42

The latest celebrity breakup is a surprising one: Folk singer Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are going their separate ways.

Horace Silver, jazz innovator, dies at 85updated Thu Jun 19 2014 13:33:07

Horace Silver, the innovative and prolific jazz pianist best known for such pieces as "Song for My Father" and "The Preacher," has died. He was 85.

Sam Smith: 'In the Lonely Hour' album reviewupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 15:32:57

Where do lonely hearts go?

Morrissey cancels tour due to illnessupdated Fri Jun 13 2014 16:16:02

Morrissey's summer plans have hit a snag.

Paul McCartney postpones June U.S. dates due to illnessupdated Tue Jun 10 2014 11:17:30

Paul McCartney has rescheduled the U.S. tour dates he had originally scheduled to begin in mid-June for October.

CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood's big nightupdated Thu Jun 05 2014 10:29:03

Carrie Underwood continued her reign over the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night.

Copyright infringement suit filed against Led Zeppelin for 'Stairway to Heaven'updated Tue Jun 03 2014 12:49:19

A lawsuit has been filed claiming that the iconic Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven" was far from original.

Rolling Stones back on tour 2 months after death of Jagger's girlfriend updated Tue May 27 2014 10:13:42

Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones are back on tour.

Paul McCartney on road to recovery from virus in Japan updated Thu May 22 2014 21:56:30

Paul McCartney is almost "Out There," again.

Paul McCartney ill, postpones Japan showsupdated Tue May 20 2014 11:25:06

Paul McCartney fans in Japan are going to have to wait a little longer to get "Out There."

Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': What's the verdict?updated Tue May 13 2014 18:09:25

If you're a Michael Jackson fan, chances are you spent May 13 escaping with some of his new music.

Miley Cyrus on the mend, plans new concert datesupdated Mon Apr 28 2014 14:54:54

Miley Cyrus is back on track after a severe allergic reaction put the pop star in the hospital.

Beyonce, Jay Z announce joint summer tourupdated Mon Apr 28 2014 10:36:01

Cue the screams: One of the hardest-working couples in show business is headed on tour.

Jay Z's 'Made in America' festival coming to LA, Philadelphiaupdated Wed Apr 16 2014 13:50:23

It wasn't the grand announcement fans were hoping for, but it will do.

AC/DC's Malcolm Young ill, 'taking a break' from bandupdated Wed Apr 16 2014 12:07:15

AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is ill and is "taking a break," the band posted on its website Wednesday.

Emotional night at Rock Hall of Fame Induction updated Fri Apr 11 2014 11:36:36

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday celebrated some of the industry's greatest legends the best way it knew how: by turning up the music.

A 'Monster' coming to MTV Movie Awardsupdated Tue Apr 08 2014 11:17:06

Eminem and Rihanna's "Monster" is headed for the MTV Movie Awards.

ACM Awards 2014: Miranda Lambert dominates, George Strait reignsupdated Mon Apr 07 2014 11:08:05

By now, Miranda Lambert is certainly accustomed to being the belle of the country ball, but she tries not to show it.

Christine McVie to tour with Fleetwood Macupdated Thu Mar 27 2014 11:21:50

Christine McVie hasn't ventured out on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 15 years, but she's ready to get back on the road.

Lollapalooza 2014 announces lineupupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 14:58:05

It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.

Sean Combs reclaims 'Puff Daddy' nameupdated Tue Mar 25 2014 15:35:03

The saga continues.

Neon Trees singer comes out as gayupdated Mon Mar 24 2014 18:03:17

Tyler Glenn ? lead singer for Provo, Utah New Wave-pop quartet Neon Trees and a Mormon his entire life ? reveals he is gay in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday, March 28).

Kate Bush to perform live for first time in 35 yearsupdated Fri Mar 21 2014 15:09:42

Reclusive British chanteuse Kate Bush revealed on her website Friday that she'll perform live for the first time since 1979, booking a 15-date residency entitled "Behind the Dawn" at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith this August and September.

Lady Gaga spews forth: This is no actupdated Fri Mar 21 2014 12:53:48

After staging a "vomit as art" performance and facing lackluster sales for her latest album, Lady Gaga is ready to speak her piece.

Seems like the whole world is 'Happy'updated Thu Mar 20 2014 08:09:36

There are happy songs -- and then there is "Happy."

Kiss and Def Leppard chart summer tourupdated Tue Mar 18 2014 15:41:01

Two months after entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kiss will begin celebrating their 40th anniversary with a co-headlining trek with Def Leppard.

Scott Asheton, Stooges drummer, dies at 64updated Mon Mar 17 2014 11:32:35

Scott Asheton, who co-founded and played drums for the influential proto-punk band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.

Neil Young founds digital music service, gets help from Bruceupdated Wed Mar 12 2014 11:54:16

Neil Young has long complained about the quality of digital music formats. Now he's doing something about it -- and he's getting help from some friends.

Bonnaroo lineup includes Elton, Kanyeupdated Thu Feb 20 2014 12:02:36

What do Elton John and Kanye West have in common?

Drake apologizes for Rolling Stone rantupdated Fri Feb 14 2014 09:59:24

Everyone has tough days at the office, but when Drake has one it goes viral.

Bruno Mars scores big with Super Bowl updated Tue Feb 04 2014 12:14:06

Perhaps Bruno Mars really did win the Super Bowl.

Grammys 2014: Trent Reznor, Macklemore tell us how they really feelupdated Mon Jan 27 2014 09:53:42

With the Grammys going on for 3½ hours Sunday night, Trent Reznor thinks the telecast could've spared a few extra minutes for his performance.

5 things we loved about the 2014 Grammysupdated Mon Jan 27 2014 00:41:21

The 2014 Grammy Awards are in the books, and in typical fashion, there were some notable moments.

Daft Punk wins album and record of the year at 2014 Grammysupdated Sun Jan 26 2014 17:49:58

It was a "Lucky" night for Daft Punk.

Celebrity name game: Grammys editionupdated Fri Jan 24 2014 16:45:03

20 classic albums that didn't win Grammysupdated Fri Jan 24 2014 14:29:40

20 Grammy winning albums we still loveupdated Fri Jan 24 2014 14:28:14

Justin Bieber: See his carefree days before the arrestupdated Thu Jan 23 2014 15:17:05

Five days ago, Justin Bieber wasn't worried about a thing.

Paul and Ringo getting together for Grammy tributeupdated Wed Jan 22 2014 12:31:57

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving members of the Beatles, will get back together to play the star-studded "The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles," Starr said Monday.

Christine McVie rejoining Fleetwood Macupdated Tue Jan 14 2014 18:00:26

The "Rumours" are true: Christine McVie has returned to Fleetwood Mac.

Coachella 2014: OutKast to reuniteupdated Thu Jan 09 2014 10:41:33

We love it when an awesome rumor turns out to be true.

Chris Brown rejects plea deal in D.C. courtupdated Wed Jan 08 2014 17:50:43

Singer Chris Brown appeared before a Washington judge Wednesday along with his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, facing assault charges stemming from an incident outside the W hotel in October 2013.

Albums to watch for in 2014updated Fri Jan 03 2014 09:19:27

The stories of Johnny Cashupdated Mon Dec 30 2013 08:12:37

Johnny Cash was, at heart, a storyteller.

Miley Cyrus releases racy 'Adore You' videoupdated Thu Dec 26 2013 12:07:19

Miley Cyrus' Christmas gift to fans? More of the same.

Britney Spears thinks about retiringupdated Mon Dec 23 2013 13:30:31

When Britney Spears sings "you better work, b***h," it sounds like she might be singing that to herself.

CNN readers' favorite musicians of 2013updated Mon Dec 23 2013 09:33:41

It's fair to say that the year in music has been one filled with surprises.

Can't stay away: Stars who threatened to retire (and didn't)updated Thu Dec 19 2013 17:06:11

Beyonce's secret album set to debut at No. 1updated Mon Dec 16 2013 12:21:43

Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy.

Beyonce's surprise album: What's the verdict?updated Fri Dec 13 2013 10:36:10

On a single she previewed as part of a Pepsi ad earlier this year, Beyonce sang, "I'm a grown woman / I can do whatever I want."

'Britney Jean' nets Britney Spears her worst opening week everupdated Thu Dec 12 2013 09:03:52

When her Las Vegas residency begins at the end of the month, Britney Spears should probably stay away from the roulette wheel, because numbers are not her friend at the moment.

American Country Awards: See the winners here!updated Wed Dec 11 2013 12:09:36

The following is a list of this year's American Country Awards winners:

Miley Cyrus is MTV's best artist of 2013updated Tue Dec 10 2013 10:35:38

More than Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga or Lorde, it was Miley Cyrus who owned 2013.

Billy Joel making Madison Square Garden a monthly venueupdated Tue Dec 03 2013 15:41:07

Billy Joel is definitely in a New York state of mind.

Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean': What the critics are sayingupdated Tue Dec 03 2013 12:50:16

Britney Spears' latest album is supposed to be intimate, but it's left a number of critics cold.

Pixies part ways with Kim Shattuckupdated Mon Dec 02 2013 17:44:17

Only a few months after joining the Pixies, bassist Kim Shattuck is already out of the band.

Beastie Boys' 'Girls' sets off viral video lawsuitupdated Mon Nov 25 2013 12:55:43

The toy company behind the viral advertisement that used a parody of the song "Girls" to mock stereotyped toys for young women has filed a lawsuit fighting copyright infringement claims by the Beastie Boys.

Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' earns the number one spot, Eminem holds onupdated Wed Nov 20 2013 17:36:45

All's well that ends well, as they say: After a multi-platform promotional blitz, Lady Gaga's ARTPOP is the number one album in the country this week. Billboard reports that Gaga's new album sold about 258,000 copies in its first week of release, giving her the second chart-topping debut of her career.

Report: OutKast to reunite at Coachella 2014?updated Wed Nov 20 2013 14:22:53

The members of OutKast will reportedly end their hiatus next year at Coachella, according to Billboard.

The Beatles of myth, the Beatles of realityupdated Wed Nov 13 2013 08:26:34

The story of the Beatles has taken on the power of myth.

MTV EMAs: Miley lights up on stageupdated Sun Nov 10 2013 22:18:22

For the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Miley Cyrus was as attention-grabbing as ever.

Alanis Morissette bringing 'Jagged Little Pill' to Broadwayupdated Fri Nov 08 2013 17:27:13

There was no shortage of drama on Alanis Morissette's debut, "Jagged Little Pill."

Justin Bieber's bad year: A guideupdated Fri Nov 08 2013 11:38:50

CMA Awards big night for Shelton, Lambert and Swiftupdated Thu Nov 07 2013 10:37:17

The Country Music Association Awards show is billed as "Country Music's Biggest Night" -- and it certainly was for married stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who cemented their status as Nashville's golden couple by winning male and female vocalist of the year for the fourth year in a row.

Eminem courts controversy again on new albumupdated Tue Nov 05 2013 16:28:17

Eminem was a bit of a novelty when he burst on the music scene in 1999 with his major-label debut album, "The Slim Shady LP."

Sting and Paul Simon to tour North America together in 2014updated Tue Nov 05 2013 09:32:55

It's a bromance we never saw coming: Paul Simon and Sting will embark on a tour of North America together early next year.

Sibling bands: What's thicker than blood?updated Fri Nov 01 2013 17:50:35

Jonas Brothers: It's over for nowupdated Tue Oct 29 2013 13:42:10

It looks like that "deep rift" among the Jonas Brothers has led to a breakup.

James Taylor flubs national anthem, recovers smoothlyupdated Fri Oct 25 2013 11:45:19

All future singers of the national anthem should pay close attention to James Taylor's performance at Game 2 of the World Series on October 24.

Mariah Carey's back with a new songupdated Wed Oct 23 2013 16:01:29

Mariah Carey is back in action and ready to let go.

Britney Spears' new album gets a titleupdated Tue Oct 15 2013 12:05:32

Perhaps it's just the nature of the cycles of pop music, but doesn't it seem like Britney Spears has been gone for a while?

Photos: Controversial song lyricsupdated Wed Oct 09 2013 18:48:59

Gaga, Eminem and more set for first YouTube awardsupdated Tue Oct 01 2013 15:59:12

Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem will perform as part of the inaugural YouTube Music Awards on November 3, celebrating the rise of the Google-owned video service to what it calls "the world's go-to music destination."

Cher Q&A: On her new tour, 'sloppy' Miley, and leather jacketsupdated Tue Sep 24 2013 14:06:16

Cher sits in a director's chair in one of the many rooms of her "Architectural Digest"-worthy home, perched high above a prime stretch of Malibu beach. She's talking about her infamous "Farewell Tour," an extended global trek that ran from 2002 to 2005, and was supposed to be her swan song as a touring artist.

Justin Timberlake's new album streaming early on iTunesupdated Tue Sep 24 2013 09:29:02

What's 20/20 divided by 2, minus 8?

Lionel Richie: Keep your clothes on until you have a hitupdated Wed Sep 18 2013 10:43:09

Lionel Richie is back and ready to hit the stage.

Ariana Grande finds own 'Way' to No. 1updated Thu Sep 12 2013 15:19:46

Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande has proven she knows "The Way" to No. 1.

Eddie Murphy on his return to music and the stageupdated Tue Sep 10 2013 17:15:16

"All I've been doing is making music," says Eddie Murphy. "I haven't been working on films, haven't been developing movies, or any of that s***."

CMA Awards: Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves top nomineesupdated Tue Sep 10 2013 13:19:29

Kacey Musgraves may be a first-time CMA Awards nominee, but she has more than enough nods to make up for any lost time.

The Clash: 'The only band that matters' remembersupdated Tue Sep 10 2013 08:22:58

The Clash was falling apart.

Kathleen Hanna is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' rollupdated Fri Sep 06 2013 15:15:54

Kathleen Hanna isn't Wonder Woman.

Fall Preview 2013: Music updated Tue Sep 03 2013 13:58:33

The ultimate One Direction fan quizupdated Thu Aug 29 2013 11:39:04

Shania Twain spills new album detailsupdated Thu Aug 29 2013 09:25:22

After launching her Caesars Palace residency last December with a series of sold-out dates, Shania Twain, country music's biggest-selling female artist of all time, is returning to Vegas for another series of dates that kick off October 15th and run through mid-December.

Eminem sneakily announces new single, albumupdated Mon Aug 26 2013 17:39:25

With most of the music world's eyeballs fixed on one point ? the MTV VMAs ? Eminem took advantage of the moment to announce the name and release date of his upcoming eighth album.

Miley Cyrus twerks, stuns VMAs crowdupdated Mon Aug 26 2013 01:01:35

Lady Gaga has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage covered in (fake) blood; wearing a dress made of meat and as her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone.

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