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Sinead O'Connor Writes Open Letter Advising Miley Cyrus Not To 'Prostitute' Herself To The Music Industry

O'Connor has written an open letter to the young pop star, advising her to stop letting herself be "exploited" for her "sexual appeal" instead of developing her artistic talents.<p>The controversial Irish singer-songwriter writes that she was inspired to reach out to Cyrus after "dodging phone calls …

Lauryn Hill's First Song Out Of Prison Is Called 'Consumerism'

First, the former Fugees singer wrote a "thank you" letter to fans from jail and now she is releasing her first single, "Consumerism."<p>Hill posted the following message to her Tumblr page explaining the meaning behind the song:<p>"Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had …

MEET LORDE: The Youngest Singer To Be No.1 On The Billboard Chart In 26 Years

But what many don't realize while listening to the mature vocals is that Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, is just 16-years old.<p>Last week, the The New Zealand singer became the youngest performer in 26 years to take the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.<p>Subsequently, she …

Jay Z Just Signed Steven Spielberg's Kids To Roc Nation

Sasha and Theo Spielberg - the Hollywood director's musically gifted children with actress Kate Capshaw - have just been signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation management group.<p>Together known as Wardell, Sasha, 23, and Theo, 25, have an indie sound and often DJ Hollywood events.<p>Jay Z took notice of the …

Miley Cyrus's 'Wrecking Ball' Is A Massive Hit, Breaks 24-Hour Vevo View Record

In the video, the twerk queen swings naked on a wrecking ball, gets teary-eyed and tongues a sledgehammer.<p>Cyrus previously held the title for "We Can't Stop," and lost it to One Direction.<p>The British boy band's mind-numbing summer hit, "Best Song Ever," nabbed 10.9 million views in its first 24 …

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform With Eazy-E Avatar at Rock The Bells

'It’s a very emotional night for us' says Wish Bone<p>Last night at Rock the Bells, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were reunited with late mentor Eazy-E, who died …

Music Festivals

R. Kelly's Black Panties Gets Release Date

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>R. Kelly's next album is called <i>Black Panties</i>, and it'll feature "My Story" (featuring 2 Chainz) and "Tear It Up" (featuring Future). As MissInfo.tv reports, the album is out November 11-- a date revealed during a recent album listening session in Atlanta. Below, check out a …

Katy Perry's Roar tops UK singles chart

The US singer Katy Perry secured her fourth UK No 1 single after her latest power pop record, Roar, sold 179,500 copies in the last seven days, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.<p>Roar is now the UK's third fastest selling single of the year so far.<p>After being told by Radio 1's Official …

Bruno Mars to headline Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show

The NFL has zeroed in on its headliner for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show. According to both The Associated Press and <i>The Los Angeles Times</i>, …

Bruno Mars 'to play Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show' in New Jersey

A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans has told The Associated Press that the Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of February's NFL championship game. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday, because the league had not yet made a formal announcement.<p>This …

Report: Bruno Mars To Perform At 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show

A source told the Associated Press the official announcement will be made Sunday.<p>Bruno Mars is expected to perform at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, a source familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told the Associated Press. The official announcement is expected to be made Sunday in Times …

Music

How J.Lo's New $17.5 Million "Idol" Contract Compares To Other Reality Judges'

Poor Kelly Rowland.<p>The worst kept secret in Hollywood came out today: Jennifer Lopez will be back on <i>American Idol</i> for the Fox reality show's upcoming 13th season. Joined by Harry Connick Jr. and fellow alumni Keith Urban, J.Lo will return to the panel she called home for Seasons 10 and 11... for a …

Pop Music

Hear Janelle Monae Funk With Prince and Solange on Full ‘The Electric Lady’ Stream

Janelle Monáe is streaming her entire new album <i>The Electric Lady</i> a week early. Due September 10 via Bad Boy/Wondaland, the 19-track set features …

Justin Timberlake Wants to Play the Riddler

Justin Timberlake has been fully immersed in music for the past year, but he hasn't shed his love of acting while reclaiming his pop music throne. …

Justin Timberlake

2 Chainz Arrest Details: Firearms & Drug Paraphernalia Found on Tour Bus

Details are now coming out, relating to 2 Chainz’ recent arrest following a concert in Oklahoma City last month. Back in August, the Atlanta rapper’s …

iTunes Festival 2013 Live-Stream: Justin Timberlake, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar, Pixies, More

This year’s iTunes Festival in London is currently underway, presenting 30 consecutive nights of live music from more than 60 artists, including the …

Cliff Richard announces 100th album

It all began with Cliff and was soon followed by albums including Cliff Sings, Listen to Cliff! 32 Minutes and 17 Seconds with Cliff Richard, Cliff's Hit Album and More Hits by Cliff. But that was just the first six years.<p>After that we had Cliff in Japan, The Best of Cliff (volumes 1 and 2), …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

The Guy Who Wrote One Of The Most Famous Songs Of All Time Says US Copyright Law Cheated Him Of Millions

It's appeared in countless movies, and been covered by John Lennon, Iggy Pop and Waylon Jennings among many others.<p>But a quirk of American copyright law may have cheated songwriter Barrett Strong out of most of it, The New York Times' Larry Rohter reports.<p>Mr. Strong's predicament illustrates a …

As much as I love <i>Breaking Bad</i>, it could do with new opening credits music, right? Well London via LA songstress <b>Chloe Black</b> may well have found the …

Stream The Weeknd’s new album, Kiss Land

<i>Kiss Land</i>, the highly-anticipated sophomore album from Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, is streaming one week ahead of its release date (September …

Kendrick Lamar and TDE, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, & Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform at Made In America 2013

Day one of the 2013 Made In America Festival kicked off with the likes of Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Public Enemy, and more. Day two followed up …

Lady Gaga – review

Half an hour before Lady Gaga is due onstage – and an hour before she actually turns up – the queue outside the Roundhouse stretches away from the venue and a startling distance down Camden High Street. Some of the fans who have turned up to hear the singer debut songs from her forthcoming third …

Diplo playing a surprise show at Tribeca Grand Hotel tonight

<b>Diplo w/ Major Lazer at Coachella 2013</b> (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)<p>Electric Zoo was cancelled today (9/1), but those in NYC will still have a …

Chris Brown Says He's Quitting Music: 'I'm Tired Of Being Famous For A Mistake'

The Grammy Award winner announced on his Twitter on Tuesday that he will retire from the music industry after his "X" album drops later this month.<p>Brown said he's done hearing people talk about his "mistake," referring to a 2009 assault against on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna.<p>(They're …

'Blurred Lines' Just Became The Sixth-Most-Dominant Summer Song Of All Time

Now we know the contest is over: Billboard's Silvio Petroluongo reports "Lines" has now spent nine-consecutive weeks at No. 1.<p>That makes it the sixth-most-dominant summer song of all time.<p>The song also broken the all-time record for one-week "audience impressions," a product of total radio spins …

25 Under 25: Meet The Next Generation Of TV, Music, And Movie Stars

Spotting that young talent is the tricky part.<p>Looking at reputation, connections, future projects, and our own editorial gut instincts, we've rounded up 25 up-and-comers on the verge of breaking out in a big way.<p>From movies to music to TV, these are the stars you should be paying attention to.

Katy Perry And John Mayer Release Gushy Duet 'Who You Love'

Katy Perry debuted her latest catchy pop single "Roar" yesterday, and it couldn't sound more different from the just-released duet with her real-life boyfriend, John Mayer.<p>Perry is featured on Mayer's track "Who You Love," in which the two softly coo to each other: "You love who you love who you …

Eminem Debuts Catchy Song 'Survival' In New Awesome 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Trailer

The footage also debuts a new song from Eminem titled "Survival."<p>Ahead of the trailer release, the rapper introduced the trailer and his song in a recorded message saying a music video for the track will be debuting soon.<p>The song will be part of Eminem's eighth studio album due out later this year …