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Skylar Grey Performs "Wear Me Out" and Talks "Don't Look Down" Album and Tour

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The day before her "Don't Look Down" solo album launched and 2013 tour kicked off, singer/songwriter Skylar Grey joined us in the What's Trending st...

Cimorelli Sisters Jump From YouTube To Radio With "Made In America"

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The incredibly talented Cimorelli sisters return to the What's Trending studio to perform their new original single, "Made In America," and take fan...

Rick Ross Previews New Wale Album (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to...

Mike Lawrence's Sadamantium

Tony Bartolone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

The compelling thing about this comic is the perfect storm of elements he uses to build a powerhouse of relatable material.

Tristan Prettyman -- Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Two

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

A few weeks back I posted a blog about singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. Not only is she a talented writer and musician, but she is also a growing woman who has embraced love, heartbreak, and life, and she is not afraid to share her experiences with those around her.

Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman-Talks About Love: Part One

Maria Burnham | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.

Will.i.am and Britney Spears Celebrate #Willpower Album Release on Google+ (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

On April 23, to celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, Willpower, will.i.am joined collaborators Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger in a live Google+ Hangout on his illwilly YouTube channel.

How Griffin House's Fans Saved His Balls

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

After my last relationship ended, it was difficult, but I did, however, gain two important things from her: a nice wardrobe and an introduction to the incredible music of Griffin House.

Doug Benson Previews Upcoming Comi-Con Stoner Doc Chronic-Con

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Doug Benson's documentary Super High Me followed the comic as he gave up weed smoking entirely for a month (the horror!) and then smoked constantly for another month. Ever since, he's been scanning about for his next great movie idea.

Best of YouTube's Original Channels This Week: Vice to Cartoon Hangover (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In Channel Surfing #9, Creators Project takes a behind the scenes look at the making of Daft Punk's upcoming album Random Access Memories with Giorgio Moroder.

Broken Mirrors And A Bloody Nose: The Legacy Of The Exploding Hearts' Guitar Romantic

Stereo IQ | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Alex Koenig The Exploding Hearts sought to finish what their punk forefathers started. The Portland quartet donned ripped blue jeans and dishev...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

The Relic From Our Youth I'm So Glad We Kept

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I met my husband in the early 1980s while we were in college. He was a DJ at the campus radio station and sometimes I would visit him during his shows. I can remember just how he looked sitting at the microphone flanked by two turntables and surrounded by four walls of albums.

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

A Driving Force, Holly Williams Finds Her Way Along The Highway

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Don't tell Holly Williams that the road is a lonesome place. To begin 2013, there's nowhere else she'd rather be. Of course, it took a while for the...

String Fever: Carrie Rodriguez Adds Fuel to the Fiery Fiddle

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Carrie Rodriguez just might be the hardest-working woman in American roots music. The Austin, Texas-born-and-raised singer-songwriter plays the fiddle...

The Game Reacts to DMX's Viral 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' Rap (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

While The Game was in the studio to tease his upcoming album, Jesus Piece, we took the chance to get his raw reaction to friend and collaborator DMX's take on "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!"

Casey Abrams Performs "Stuck in London" LIVE, Brings Organic Soul Pop to New Album

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Singer, songwriter and multi-talented musician Casey Abrams performs his original tune "Stuck in London" and answers fan questions about his mesmerizing beard, his relationship with Haley Reinhart, the evolution of his music for his latest self-titled album and upcoming tours.

Michelle Branch Transitions From Music to Food With New Cooking Web Series

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Michelle Branch may be best known as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but she's also a foodie at heart who's passionate about cooking and baking.

'Just Google That Sh*t' Parody Comes to YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Known across the web for her legendary "Hot4Hill" YouTube video of 2007 and Warner Bros online series, "Sorority Forever," Taryn is now preparing to release eight videos in a row to promote her new record.

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions: Live in Brooklyn

Tony Bartolone | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

If you liked Paul F. Tompkins' recent Comedy Central special and DVD, you need to get a copy of the comprehensive Laboring Under Delusions: Live in Brooklyn.

Phillip Phillips Announces Album Release Date

EW.com | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Back in August, when American Idol winner Phillip Phillips told 95.5 WPLJ that his debut album wouldn’t come out until “January or February,” so...

A Capella Group, Pentatonix, Performs Katy Perry/Justin Bieber Medley (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Having started out as a trio at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, the group built up a following on YouTube with a cover of Lady Gaga's "Telephone."

Who's Reaching Out to Capture a Moment? Everyone Knows It's Indie Mindy Smith

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Writing and singing sad, sad songs is Mindy Smith's specialty. But just hearing those words on a record is like buying a one-way ticket on her emotional journey.

Twister Sister: Kimberly Schlapman, Little Big Town Unleash a Tornado

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Little Big Town is holding their collective breath waiting for the release of their fifth studio album, expect the country quartet to let loose a huge sigh of relief when Tornado spins into play September 11.