Grammy Nominees Album To Include Lorde, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift

Grammy AwardsIf you love artists like Lorde, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift, and would like to check out the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in person, you might do well to pre-order the new Grammy Nominees album. Fans who pre-order before Jan. 20 not only get the solace of knowing that a portion of proceeds go towards benefiting the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares, but they’ll also be entered to win a trip to the awards ceremony on Jan. 26.

For more than 20 years we have been creating some incredible editions of the Grammy Nominees album,”  Recording Academy president Neil Portnow says, “which again represents some of the great songs and talented artists that make up this year’s remarkable nominees.”

Check out the track list and decide for yourself.  (more…)

Lorde, The Beatles, Lady Gaga Contribute To Philippines Relief Album

What do The Beatles, Lorde, Cher, and Lady Gaga all have in common? No, this isn’t a bad joke. In fact, it’s pretty cool. The iconic superstars will be just some of the mega-acts contributing to a new relief album for Typhoon Haiyan. Coming in at a whopping 39 tracks, Songs for the Philippines is available on iTunes, with all proceeds being donated to the Philippine Red Cross. View the track list below and donate here. (more…)

Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift Take Home Billboard Touring Awards

Last night marked the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards as heavyweights Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, P!nk, The Rolling Stones, One Direction, and George Strait all took home some of the night’s top honors. Based heavily on the Billboard Boxscore chart and box office performances between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013, the awards saw industry veteran Bon Jovi win Top Tour and Top Draw, while Taylor Swift’s raved about Red tour (featuring Ed Sheeran) was named Top Package.

Check out the full list of winners below, and let us know in the comments who had your vote.


Black Veil Brides Featured On 'Now That's What I Call Music 45'

Everyone’s favorite radio friendly compilation is back, and in a surprising twist of events the makers of Now That’s What I Call Music have featured Black Veil Brides‘ “In The End” on their 45th installment. Appearing as a “Now What’s Next” bonus track, Black Veil Brides finds a home among other bonus artists, Born Cages, Walk The Moon, and Capital Cities.

Although it’s a shocker to see the band included on a track list that also features acts like Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, One Direction, and Ne-Yo, it’s refreshing to see Now That’s What I Call Music delving a bit more into the unknown. At least, the unknown of many regular Now listeners.

Check out the full track list after the jump, and keep an eye out for our upcoming interview with Black Veil Brides by following us on Twitter!


Dallas Green Finshes Recording New City And Colour Album

All you City And Colour fans out there, get ready for Dallas Green’s next installment of folksy sorrow through soulful singing. According to the Canadian singer-songwriter’s Instagram, recording for the new album is finally done “right before the final #alexisonfire tour!” For those of you who don’t know, Green’s former post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, who broke up last year, are about to embark on a long overdue farewell tour starting on December 2nd in London, UK. While it is sad to see them go, the world has a lot to look forward to with City And Colour’s newest release.

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P!nk Rocks The Stage For Cancer Benefit

Living up to her name, P!nk rocked a high end gala dinner to benefit breast cancer this past Monday. On Nov. 12, P!nk took the stage, performing hit after hit including Family Portrait and Who Knew, while regaling the audience with jokes and family anecdotes to keep the mood light.

Kicking things off with Just Like a Pill, and filling her set with a mixture of the old and the new, P!nk played two songs off her latest album, The Truth About Love, including “How Come You’re Not Here and Try.

P!nk ended the night with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” and “So What,” before giving thanks to her surgeon, Dr. Maggie DiNome also the host of the event, and to all in attendance.

“Thank you all for being part of such a special night. Thank you Maggie for taking out my body parts and keeping me healthy!”

All proceeds from the dinner will go towards a breast cancer research fund at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.

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P!nk Announces Surprising Support For Upcoming Tour

P!nk is known for having badass pop chicks (or chick-fronted bands) open for her, like VV Brown, Nikka Costa, and The Ting Tings. Today, she surprised us all by announcing that the bands supporting her on her upcoming The Truth About Love Tour would be acoustic/folk solo artist City and Colour and Swedish garage rockers The Hives. While we’re still scratching our heads at the choices, we have to admit that P!nk has some pretty great taste in music.

Known for her stellar live vocals and acrobatic stage antics, P!nk is one of the most impressive performers out there. Make sure you check out The Truth About Love Tour when it comes to your hometown! Find your local tour date here.

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Jitta On The Track – “Smoke Signals”

As we anxiously wait for his upcoming Alphabet Soup mixtape, OurStage artist Jitta On The Track has dropped his new music video for “Smoke Signals.” The song features a sample from the Ellie Goulding hit “Lights.” Since winning the Rise Competition and opening for Drake on the Club Paradise Tour, Jitta’s star continues to rise. Most recently, the rapper (and originator of the term “Lumber Life”) has opened for the likes of Big Sean and Wale.


New Release Roundup: The Week of September 18th

Today’s new albums are an eclectic batch in the world of pop! Looks like female vocalists are taking over this week.

The Killers – Battle Born (9/17)
The band’s fourth LP after their year-and-a-half hiatus.

Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (9/18)

The Canadian popstar’s sophomore album after skyrocketing to fame earlier this year with her smash hit of the summer “Call Me Maybe.”


P!nk And Eminem Keep The Party Going With Leaked Single, "Here Comes The Weekend"

It’s been 11 years since P!nk got the party started, and it’s still going strong.

Hot off the heels of the pop star’s latest hit, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” “Here Comes The Weekend” leaked this morning, and it does not disappoint. The stomping, drum-driven track features a verse from rapper Eminem, who calls out hip-hop forefathers Diddy and Biggie.

As pop’s token “bad girl,” collaborating with Slim Shady was a no-brainer for P!nk; the two also collaborated on Em’s track, “Won’t Back Down”. “Weekend” is a refreshing break from the currently ubiquitous electronic dance music trend, and is sure to please fans of P!nk’s past work. In fact, we’re pretty sure this will replace “Friday” as the new weekend anthem. Maybe.

P!nk’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, drops on the 18th. Other collaborators include fun.‘s Nate Ruess and Lily Allen.

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