Pop Music

Pop Superstars Release Orlando Tribute Single: J-Lo, Pink, RuPaul, Britney Spears, & More [AUDIO]

Billboard Magazine reports: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. The all-star release, “Hands” — a charity single from Interscope Records with support from GLAAD — was conceived by hit …

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Mike Huckabee Forced To Pay $25,000 For Playing Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger At Kim Davis Rally

Snork! CNN reports: Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will have to pay $25,000 due to copyright infringement. Huckabee played “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor at a rally last year for Kim Davis, a Kentucky County court clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. At the time, Huckabee had not paid for rights to use the song. The …

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200 Pop Stars To Congress: End Gun Violence Now

A coalition of 200 top-selling recording artists and entertainers have signed onto a letter calling on Congress to act on gun violence. From Billboard: As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change. Music always has been celebrated communally, on dancefloors and at concert halls. But this life-affirming …

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John Grant & Kylie Minogue – Glacier [VIDEO]

The audience at London’s Royal Albert Hall got a surprise treat Wednesday night when Kylie Minogue appeared to duet on John Grant’s gorgeous track, Glacier. NME.com reacts: Random? Sure – not just because nobody really knew the two even knew each other, but also because it’s been an age since Kylie’s gone for such an indie hook-up. Aside from some …

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Melissa Etheridge Releases Chilling Song Pulse Dedicated To Orlando Massacre Victims [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: “I’m dealing with it the way I deal, which is, I wrote a song,” she said. “I just sat here, and I just started writing a song… That’s how I first started to cope because, as a singer songwriter, I feel very… I’ve done this before. I feel called to speak; to do what musicians do. We’ve …

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Paul McCartney: We Stand With Orlando [VIDEO]

Many pop stars have expressed solidarity with Orlando this week. Now we hear from the man who is arguably the biggest living pop star of all. And then he sings Yesterday. From the Evening Standard: Sir Paul McCartney has paid tribute to the Orlando shooting victims on stage in Berlin. The former Beatle showed his support and solidarity for the …

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FLORIDA: Finalist From NBC’s The Voice Christina Grimmie Murdered After Orlando Concert [VIDEO]

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed during an autograph signing after her concert in Orlando on Friday night. Grimmie was performing with the band “Before You Exit” at The Plaza Live on Bumby Avenue. According to Orlando police, the concert ended at 10 p.m., and Grimmie, along with band members, stayed to sign …

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Barbra Streisand – At The Ballet [AUDIO]

Just Jared reports: Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley show off their singing voices alongside Barbra Streisand on the A Chorus Line song “At the Ballet” for the legend’s new Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway album. The song can now be streamed on Spotify and it is available for download on iTunes! The full album is available for pre-order right now …

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Queen’s Brian May To Trump: Stop Using Our Music

The Guardian reports: Brian May has followed in the footsteps of REM and Neil Young by becoming the latest rock A-lister to complain about Donald Trump’s use of his music. On Tuesday, having triumphed in the final round of presidential primaries, the Republican presumptive nominee walked on stage at his televised victory conference to the strains of We Are the …

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Bobby Brown: Yes, Whitney Houston Was Bisexual

US Weekly reports: Maybe her greatest love of all. Whitney Houston was long rumored to have had a secret same-sex romance with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford, and Bobby Brown tells Us Weekly in the new issue that it’s all true. “I know,” Brown, 47, tells Us exclusively of his ex-wife’s relationship with Crawford, 55. “We were married …

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ABBA Performs Together For First Time In 30 Years

The Independent reports: Look who’s back – ABBA reunited on stage last night to celebrate Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s 50th anniversary as friends. The four musicians celebrated by throwing a private party in Stockholm, with an exclusive guest list. And they’ve almost broken the internet – with the majority of fans waiting with bated breath for video footage of …

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Dixie Chicks Depict Trump As Satan [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: The Dixie Chicks launched their first tour in a decade on Wednesday, and if their first show is any indication, the country group still has no fear when it comes to expressing their political views. The concert was the beginning of the Chicks’ DCX World Tour MMXVI, and they started things off with a cavalcade of their old …

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HiFi Sean Ft. Fred Schneider – Truck [VIDEO]

New from British DJ/producer Sean Dickson, former frontman for the Soup Dragons. Deejay.de recaps: Truck is a buzzing analogue Moog droning bass riff over disco-tic handclap beats with CB radio vocals by the one and only frontman of the B-52’s Fred. Think homage to movies like Convoy and Smokey & the Bandit turned into pulsing dubbed up soundtrack to hitting …

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Madonna Wins Vogue Sampling Lawsuit

Madonna has finally won her very long battle with Salsoul Records. For now. Variety reports: On Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made it easier for musicians to sample small portions of song recordings by giving Madonna and her producer Robert “Shep” Pettibone a victory in a long-running lawsuit over the 1990 hit “Vogue.” The decision affirms a 2013 …

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Autopsy Confirms: Prince Died Of Opioid Overdose

From the New York Daily News: A Minnesota autopsy found an opioid overdose caused the unexpected April 21 death of musical megastar Prince inside his sprawling Paisley Park compound, the Associated Press reported. The results were made public weeks after a four-hour autopsy by local Chief Medical Examiner Dr. A. Quinn Strobl. A preponderence of evidence has since suggested Prince’s …

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FLORIDA: 2 Dead, 57 Hospitalized After EDM Festival

TampaBay.com reports: Two people died after attending the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Tampa police. A 22-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday and died Sunday, Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty said, and a 21-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Sunday and died Monday. While investigators await the results of toxicology tests, …

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TRAILER: Careful What You Wish For

From Deadline: Starz has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Careful What You Wish For, the Nick Jonas starring thriller directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. The film will bow theatrically in June, followed by a VOD release before it moves to Starz later this year. Isabel Lucas (Knight of Cups), Graham Rogers (Quantico) and Dermot Mulroney also star in the film …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dave Matthews Band To Donate Charlotte Concert Proceeds To Pro-LGBT Groups

Billboard Magazine reports: Dave Matthews Band still plans to perform in Charlotte, N.C., on May 27, despite North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” but said they will donate a portion of the proceeds from the show to five charitable organizations. Equality groups American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, ACLU of North Carolina, Equality NC and Time Out Youth will all …

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Pop Star Demi Lovato Promotes Transgender Rights During Performance At Billboard Music Awards

Via press release from GLAAD: Multi platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato wore her support for the transgender community during the 24th Annual Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, once again taking a strong stand against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law known as HB2. During her performance, the GLAAD Vanguard Award recipient wore a T-shirt featuring an inclusive bathroom symbol. A replica of …

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Sia – Unforgettable [VIDEO]

Awful. Via Rolling Stone: Justin Timberlake isn’t the only artist tethering a new single to an animated film this summer: Sia has covered the Nat King Cole standard “Unforgettable” for the upcoming Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the Pixar hit Finding Nemo. The “Chandelier” singer debuted her rendition of the classic Friday on Ellen; host Ellen DeGeneres provides the …

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