With just two weeks left until ‘Rio 2′ hits theaters in the U.S., Janelle Monáe gave the animated film a serious boost with a phenomenal premiere of “What Is Love” on ‘American Idol’ this week.
Controversial alternative rapper M.I.A. is set to embark on a U.S. tour, where she will be joined by A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg.
Skidmore College class to serve as a lens on race, gender, class, and media issues, with the syllabus describing the course’s goal as examining the “ongoing media frenzy focused on Miley Cyrus’ public image, music, and body.”
The Roots, Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle are just a few of the latest artists to join the still growing list of performers for the 2014 Essence Festival, which will be held on July 3-6 in New Orleans.
Watch a conversation between hip-hop legend Nas and Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.
For a fifth week, Pharrell Williams rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Happy,” while John Legend’s “All of Me” and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” make big moves.
Enjoy audio from Canyon Cody’s stellar live set Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in San Francisco last month, which features the Isley Brothers, Zuzuka Poderosa, Baauer, Kendrick Lamar, and the late Aaliyah.
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons are among the leading finalists for the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which are set to air on May 1st on NBC.
‘Frozen’ spends a seventh week at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with sales of 202,000 copies, while rapper YG debuts at #2 with 61,000 copies sold.
Lana Del Rey’s 2012 major label debut album ‘Born To Die reach’ has reached 1 million copies sold in the United States.
Listen to CunninLynguists’ “Castles,” a brand new track from their latest mixtape, ‘Strange Journey Vol. 3,’ featuring Aesop Rock and Sadistik.
As L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Low Leaf prepares the release of her forthcoming album, AKASHAALAY, she unleashes a soothing non-album tune, titled “A Light Within.”
Readying her U.S. takeover, Rita Ora covers the April 2014 issue of Paper Magazine, where she dishes on her forthcoming album, working on new music with the legendary Prince, and so much more.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s leading lady SZA will be headlining ‘Red Bull Sound Select: Toronto’ on March 26th, joined by fellow emerging artists Shi Wisdom, a l l i e, and KJ.
Adam Lambert is currently in Sweden alongside Max Martin, as well as other big named producers, working on his third studio album.
Ty Dolla $ign fans will be happy to know that he may be coming to a city near you with his ‘Beach House Tour.’
Frozen re-enters the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, which features four new album entries, including Aloe Blacc, 311, Young Money and Sara Evans.
Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fourth week, while Soko’s “We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow” and Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” earn Top 10 debuts.
Converse takes us behind the scenes of the making of “Hero,” a new track by singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, punk legends Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, and acclaimed producer Diplo.
Que Bajo?! is trying out a new venue, Chrystie 141 on the Lower East Side, for the next electro-tropical extravaganza on March 29th.