Feb. 8, Daughtry: The group, which scored hits with "It's Not Over," "Over You" and "Feels Like Tonight," is prepping for a 14-country tour in March. Its current album is "Baptized."
Feb. 15, Barenaked Ladies: The four-man (but lady-free) Canadian rock band is marking its 25th anniversary. The song that's most likely to be in your head is "If I Had $1000000" from the '90s. Today, you're more likely to hear this group's work on TV — in the opening credits of "The Big Bang Theory."
Feb. 16, Thomas Rhett: The singer topped the country charts last year with "It Goes Like This," although "Beer With Jesus" gained him attention in 2012. He's a second-generation star out of Nashville. His dad is country singer-songwriter Rhett Akins ("Don't Get Me Started").
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Feb. 22, Robin Thicke: Writer-producer-singer Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" garnered loads of airplay in 2013 and a No. 2 slot on the year-end Billboard charts. But its fame skyrocketed that time Thicke played third fiddle to Miley Cyrus and a big foam finger during a much-discussed performance at the MTV Music Awards. He's another second-generation entertainer, the son of actors Alan Thicke (the dad on "Growing Pains") and Gloria Loring ("Days of Our Lives").
March 1, Collective Soul: The Atlanta-based alt-rockers will have just wrapped a four-day cruise on the Rock Boat out of Miami when they roll into Orlando. The group has had seven No. 1 mainstream rock hits, starting 20 years ago with "Shine."
March 8, Prince Royce: The Bronx-born singer continued his string of Latin hits last year with "Darte Un Beso." His first album went triple-platinum in the U.S. and quadruple-platinum in Chile.
March 14, Cody Simpson: The 17-year-old was discovered on YouTube from his Australia home. Since then he has toured Europe and been named "best male artist" on the Radio Disney Music Awards. His album "Surfers Paradise" debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 200 last summer.
March 15, Foreigner: The group, now in its fourth decade, has sold almost 80 million albums. Hit singles include "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Feels Like the First Time" and "Cold As Ice."
March 21, A Great Big World: The group, made of songwriting duo Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, gained attention with a song on TV's "Glee" ("This Is the New Year") and current hit "Say Something," which also features Christina Aguilera.
March 22, Gavin DeGraw: The soul singer found fame in 2004 with "I Don't Want to Be," which was featured on the television show "One Tree Hill." DeGraw was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2012.
March 28, TBA.
March 29, Weezer: The four-man group may be best known for "Buddy Holly" and "Beverly Hills," although they most recently topped the Billboard alternative-songs chart in 2008 with "Pork and Beans."
April 5, Skillet: The Christian band was last seen at Universal Studios in 2012 for the Rock the Universe festival. The group's latest album is called "Rise."
April 12, Lynyrd Skynyrd: The current version of the band that brought us "Sweet Home Alabama" now features one founding member, Gary Rossington. Members of the original band, some of whom died in a 1977 plane crash, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
April 19, Kool & the Gang: Disco lives! Among the group's classic hits are "Celebration," "Ladies Night," "Too Hot" and "Get Down on It."
May 3, Nelly: The St. Louis rapper has topped the charts three times, with "Hot in Herre," "Shake Ya Tailfeather" and "Grillz."
May 10, The Wanted: The five-man boy band is best known for the hits "Glad You Came" and "I Found You." The group's first world tour starts Feb. 14.
May 17, TBA.
May 31, Huey Lewis and the News: Universal's long, long, Mardi Gras event wraps with the band that brought us "Hip to Be Square," "I Need a New Drug" and chart-toppers "Stuck With You" and "The Power of Love."
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