POP

Singer Leslie Gore, a Voice for Teens and Early Feminism, Dies at 68

Withstood '60s British Invasion With Top Songs

Leslie Gore who rocketed to fame as a teenager in the 1960s with her hit song 'It's My Party,' died Monday (Feb. 15) at 68.  Her long-time partner said cancer was the cause. (Photo: Getty)

Leslie Gore who rocketed to fame as a teenager in the 1960s with her hit song ‘It’s My Party,’ died Monday (Feb. 15) at 68. Her long-time partner said cancer was the cause. (Photo: Getty)

Leslie Gore, an American singer-songwriter who withstood the British Invasion in music in the 1960s and sang the classic teen anthem “It’s My Party,” has died of cancer, her longtime partner said today. She was 68.

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Carrie Underwood Emotional on Return to American Idol (watch!)

Season 4 Winner Acknowledges Her Roots on the Show

Carrie Underwood wowed  on American Idol singing her new song 'See You Again.'

Carrie Underwood wowed on American Idol singing her new song ‘See You Again.’

Carrie Underwood, one of “American Idol’s” true success stories, made a somewhat emotional return to the show last night (Apr. 4) and performed her new single, “See You Again.” Ah… those were the days.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Nate Ruess, band 'fun.' Explodes, Giving Indie Rock Major Lift

First Band to Capture No. 1 on Hot 100 in 12 Years

Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff make up the band fun.

Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff make up the band fun.

Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, better known as the New York City indie band fun., were music’s standout rock act last year, plus they gained a footnote in chart history.

R & B

Rihanna Strips, Bares Emotions in Bath for New Video (watch!)

Debuts Emotional, Personal Song at Grammys

rihanna-stay-videoRihanna takes minimalist music videos to a new level with her latest release for her song “Stay.” The video captures the spirit of what she says is a “very emotional” and “very personal” song.

JAZZ

Esperanza Spalding Jazzes Up the Daily Show (watch!)

Singer Beat Out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist Grammy Last Year

Esperanza Spalding turned Jon Stewart’s Daily Show into a jazz club last night and belted out two songs from her new album Radio Music Society. Stewart doesn’t often do music, but when he does, it’s usually awesome.

CELEBRITIES

Katy Perry Going to Peoples Choice; Russell Brand Univited

Katy Perry has no plans to avoid the People’s Choice Awards this month because of her divorce from Russell Brand, and apparently won’t face any awkward moments. He’s been “disinvited.”

MUSIC

Taylor Swift Snubbed; Adele, Kanye Lead Grammy Nods

Kanye West better be on the lookout for Taylor Swift at the upcoming Grammy Awards. He’s given her plenty of opportunity to be upstaged by her as payback for his antics at the MTV Video Music Awards.

POP

Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Sounds This Way (Listen!)

Lady Gaga releasing her new single “Born This Way” today  (Feb. 11), after unveiling the single’s cover art earlier in the week.  She’ll sing the song on the Grammy Awards (Feb. 13).

 

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
Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Mike Greenly is probably best known as the world’s first "interactive journalist" but he's had a second career as a songwriter. He's now working with ... Read More