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

Credits Space Aliens for Inspiring New Music

Kesha New Interview

Kesha credits space aliens for inspiring her new music… for real! (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

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 song and album. But she’s losing it again with fantastic claims about the inspiration for her new music.

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

Sees More Artists Caring About Their Songs

John Mayer is over writing music to score commercially. He wants to satisfy himself now. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

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 all the moves I’ve made on the musical chessboard, I am now me. I’m no dummy,” he says.

POP

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

Rita Ora, Rihanna Are Early Frontrunners

UK Singer Rita Ora is in the running for song of the summer. See who else has hot tunes. (Photo: Shape)

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 will capture the crown this summer? Here are five top contenders.

POP

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

New Sound, Album Inspired by Heartbreak

Lorde has released her latest song, Perfect Places, a dreamy pop ballad. Listen! (Photo: Lorde)

Lorde has released her promised song, “Perfect Places,” a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Say goodbye to indie-rock.

POP

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

Suicide Bomber Hit Ariana Grande UK Concert

Katy Perry will take her Witness tour to England and Europe in defiance of ISIS terrorists. (Photo: Katy Perry/Instagram)

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, including tour stops starting this month in England.

POP

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

Latest Song From 'Melodrama' Drops June 6

Lorde, the New Zealand singer, debuted new music off her upcoming album at the Coachella Music & Arts festival over the weekend. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success.

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

Promises 'Long-Awaited Answers' About Career

Chris Brown has a story to tell and he’s going to set the record straight in a new documentary movie this summer. (Photo: Fathom Events)

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 documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.” Is this a place we really want to go?

POP

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

First One Directioner to Hit the Road Solo

Harry Styles, of boyband One Direction, announced today he’s launching his first solo World tour in the fall. (Photo: Getty)

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. He’ll be supporting his debut solo album, which includes his new single “Sign of the Times.”

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

Same Words Appear in Three Different Songs

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey considers herself a songwriter, but she seems to be at a loss for lyrics and ideas. She’s recycled the same words in three different songs. (Photo: Getty)

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 criticism. It seems the singer is recycling the same, or nearly the same lyrics, over and over again.

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Alternative Rock Crown Slips; Lorde More Pop, Less Filling (watch!)

Sings 'Green Light,' 'Liability' in SNL Debut

Lorde made her debut on Saturday Night Live with two songs off her new album. Has she gone more commercial? (Photo: ScreenCap)

Lorde, who broke all the rules with her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, appears to be falling back in line with her latest set, Melodrama. Her two new songs, “Green Light” and “Liability,” veer into pop commercialism.

POP

Meghan Trainor Adds Some Pop to Sony Smurf Movie (See New Video!)

Adds Girl-Power Anthem to Animated Film

Meghan Trainor lends her vocals to Sony’s new Smurf movie with her new song ‘I’m a Lady.’ See the Video! (Photo: ScreenCap)

Meghan Trainor, who went from YouTube sensation to the top of the charts, released a full video today (Mar. 3) for her song “I’m a Lady.” She lends her vocals and the song to Sony’s latest animated Smurf movie, “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

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Lana Del Ray Takes Another Dream Ride in 'Love' Music Video (see!)

Life Imitates a Burning Cigarette for Singer

Lana Del Rey takes another dreamy trip in the new video for her song ‘Love.’ Life it seems is like a burning cigarette. (Photo: Getty)

Lana Del Rey has been under the radar for over a year, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. She dropped a new video for her song “Love” over the weekend. The good news for fans is she’s still lost in a surreal dreamland where life imitates a burning cigarette.

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Debbie Harry Ready to Become Pop's Grand Dame With New Album (video)

Still Has Moves, Hair, That Made Her Famous

Debbie Harry is still going strong at 71 with a new video and a new album ‘Pollinator’ due out next month. (Photo: Getty)

Debbie Harry, who makes Madonna look like a mere child, is ready to re-establish her reign as a pop goddess at the age of 71. She looks fit and fab in a new video for her song “Fun” off her upcoming album “Pollinator.”

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Ed Sheeran Sings Two Songs Off New Album '÷' (Divide) on SNL (See!)

Castle on the Hill, Shape of You Featured

Ed Sheeran performed two new songs, “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You” on Saturday Night Live. Both tunes are off his new album “÷” ‘Divide.’ (Photo:ScreenCap)

Ed Sheeran, the English singer and songwriter who has brought folk-rock back into the mainstream, sang his new song, “Castle on the Hill,” for the first time on television last night on “Saturday Nigh Live.” The tune is off his new album “÷” Divide.

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Celine Dion Will Take Time Off From Vegas to Coach on The Voice (video)

Joining Gwen Stefani on Season 12 of NBC Show

Celine Dion will be joining Gwen Stefani on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in season 12 this year. Expect a lot of cool synergy. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Celine Dion, the Canadian mega-star will be appearing on “The Voice” as a mentor for Gween Stefani’s later this year. Stefani is expected to reprise her role as a coach on the talent reality show. Celine will mentor singers.

 

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