| Jan 29, 2013
How odd it is to hear an artist you respect and appreciate suggest she doesn’t have the pipes to tackle her words.
“If I had the money, I don’t even know if I would be singing my own songs,” says rapper/singer/poet Dessa, a solo...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Oh, "American Idol" Season 12. Where else would the show premiere but in "The City That Never Sleeps," and New York offered up its biggest and brightest budding stars.
Enter the judges: Randy Jackson, country heartthrob Keith Urban and the two "ladies"...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Not sure what's better -- the auditions or the nutty antics between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey? Regardless of which, this season has proven to be very entertaining so far.
Auditions were held in the Windy City -- the same town that gave us Jennifer...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Frank Ocean is "like 10, 11 songs" into his next album, the follow-up to last year's Grammy Award-winning "Channel Orange."
Speaking Tuesday night to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, the L.A.-based R&B star said the album is shaping up to be "another...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:31 PM
At the end of this month, Virgina trap rap supremo Pusha T will head off with Kanye West to the City of Light in an effort to create what the MC calls something “super, super dark.”
Pusha’s well-received mixtape “Wrath of Caine&...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Miguel appears to be taking advantage of his new renown.
Hot on the heels of his head-turning performance last week at the Grammy Awards (where his "Adorn" won an R&B song prize), the L.A.-based soul singer released a politically charged music video...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Thalia Sodi has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, performed in front of President Barack Obama at the White House and sang a duet with Tony Bennett on his 2012 album "Viva Duets," but to much of the English-speaking media, the 41-year-old...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
A restlessly experimental art-rock band from hipster-choked Brooklyn, Dirty Projectors wouldn’t seem to be the type of act likely to engage in the music-industry showboating that defines the week-long run-up to the Grammy Awards.
And yet there was...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Before the lights went out at the Super Bowl two weeks ago, Beyonce's halftime show included a brief (and not-so-surprise) appearance from her former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who arrived onstage via spring-loaded...