POP

Kelly Clarkson New Single Don't Rush' Overshadowed by Cover (listen)

Heavy Digital Airbrushing Shaves Pounds, Years Off Face

Kelly Clarkson has released the second single, “Don’t Rush” off her new album and caused some very raised eyebrows over the cover art. She looks pounds lighter and years younger in the heavily altered image.

POP

Cheryl Cole Saucy to Sexy Siren in Hot New Calendar (14 photos!)

English Singer Reunites With Girls Aloud Ready to Tour

Cheryl Cole has moved on from her “Girls Aloud” days to become a sexy singer and model in her own right and she’s turned into a saucy page-turner once again in her new calendar for 2013.

POP

Katy Perry Thumbs Nose at Parents; Sings at Vegas Obama Rally (watch!)

Fervent Pentecostals Believe Devil Walks the Earth

Katy Perry was a headliner at a rally in Las Vegas for President Obama, but her parents couldn’t have been happy about it. They are fundamentalists, and hard right politically, who think Obama is the Great Satan.

COUNTRY

Taylor Swift Debuts Dreamy Paris Video for 'Begin Again' (watch!)

Chose City of Light to Capture Mood of Love Lost Ballad

Taylor Swift jetted to Paris, France, to find just the right romantic backdrop for a new video featuring her song “Begin Again,” which was almost certainly inspired by her breakup with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The song was the second released off her new album Red.

COUNTRY

Taylor Swift Rocks Out Times Square to Support New Album 'Red' (watch!)

Seems Like Almost Every Song Inspired by Jake Gyllenhaal Breakup

Taylor Swift played New York’s Times Square this morning as part of her “Good Morning America” promotional appearances for her new album “Red.” After talking about how she wrote the songs, she sang two of her new hits to a throng of fans.

ROCK

Micky Dolenz Showcases Distinctive Rock Voice at B.B. King's (video)

Riding a New Wave of Popularity Since His Monkee Days

Micky Dolenz, riding a new wave of popularity since his Monkee days, headlined a show at New York’s landmark B.B. King Bar and Grill that ranged from favorites like “I’m a Believer” to songs from his new album Remember.

R & B

Alicia Keys Honors Everyday Women in Girl on Fire Video (watch!)

Inspired by Birth of Her Son; Shows Off Post-Baby Figure

Alicia Keys delivers a power video to go with her girl-power anthem “Girl on Fire.” The song is the first off her fifth studio album by the same name and the first since she gave birth to son Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean in 2010.

COUNTRY

Taylor Swift Wonders Why Her Music Causes Such a Fuss (video, photos)

Singer Hits the Road to Promote Her New Album 'Red'

Taylor Swift is fast becoming the queen of breakup songs, but her music resonates with her largely female fan base like few artists. Swift is out promoting her next album Red and opening up like never before about her music and her life.

HIP-HOP

Nicki Minaj, Cassie Paint the Town Pink in 'The Boys' Video (Watch!)

Song is First Single Off 'Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up'

Nicki Minaj challenges Katy Perry as the queen of candy-colored videos with a new release for her song “The Boys.” The rapper gets lost in a world of pink polka dots, streets cars and boys dressed in pink suits. And she has her very own Barbie Doll.

R & B

Chris Brown Adds New Tattoo Next to Mistaken Rihanna Tat (photos)

Tweets Photos of Lion's Head on Neck Under Chin

Chris Brown has found a way to draw attention from an eerie tattoo on his neck that resembles Rihanna’s battered face. He got another tattoo right next to it. This one is slightly more heroic.

COUNTRY

Taylor Swift Looks at Love's Upside in New Song 'State of Grace' (listen!)

New Album Contains Surprises, Collaborations; Streets Oct. 22

Taylor Swift is best known as the scourge of ex-boyfriends because of all her spiteful breakup songs, but she also sees an upside to love in her latest song “State of Grace.” The song went viral today to coincide with its release on iTunes.

ROCK

Taylor Momsen Takes It All Off in 'The Words' Video (watch!)

Singer Touches on Sexual Abuse, Incest Themes

Taylor Momsen routinely flashes her breasts during music performances so it should come as no surprise that she finally takes it all off for her new “Under the Water” video. But is it art, or artifice?

POP

Jonas Brothers 'Wedding Bells' Song Rings Up Miley Cyrus Rumors (listen!)

Couple Dated For Two Years; Miley's 'First Love'

The Jonas Brothers are following a formula perfected by Taylor Swift… maybe. The set off a Internet buzz after one of the songs played last night in New York City sparked rumors it was about Miley Cyrus. Or, Maybe not.

POP

Kelly Clarkson Releases Personal Anthem 'Catch My Breath' (listen)

Reaches Out to Fans to Thank Them for Their Help

Kelly Clarkson calls her new single “Catch My Breath” a song that represents who she is and she dedicated to her fans, who have stuck by the artist since her win on “American Idol.”

COUNTRY

Taylor Swift Covers Rolling Stone's Hot List Issue (photo)

Country Music Queen's Break Up Songs Tug on Hearts

Taylor Swift, has landed on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s yearly “hot issue.” Already the queen of country music, she’s fast becoming the queen of heartbreak.

 

Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by her former producer over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new... Read More
Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

What do Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake have in common? When it comes to music, both artists are guilty of using the same producer. Artists who sh... Read More
John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer has played the chart game for most of his career, but now he's playing music for himself, he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. "For a... Read More
What Will Be the Song of Summer?  Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

What Will Be the Song of Summer? Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

Every summer a song captures the attention of everyone. It plays round the clock on radio and is on the lips of music fans everywhere. So which artist... Read More
What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He's vowing to "counteract ... Read More
Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Grand Slam founder and leader Robert Miller says the group's fifth recording, The PGS Experience, will mesh "a heavier sound of rock ‘n’ roll ... Read More
Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde has released her promised song, "Perfect Places," a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipat... Read More
Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry is refusing to let a recent terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Britain, derail her "Witness" tour. She announced the details, inc... Read More
Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodram... Read More
Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown is set to tell all about his music passion, his tumultuous relationships and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye in a new docu... Read More
Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles, the One Direction boy bander, will take his hair and hit the road as a solo act this fall, kicking off his world tour in San Francisco. ... Read More
Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song "Lust for Life." It's already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube--and some pretty heated... Read More
Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake, the Canadian rapper, infamously struck out with Rihanna, but he's still apparently a chick magnet. A female intruder allegedly broke into his h... Read More