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When Songs Attack: Assaulted by Muzak in the 21st Century

James Napoli | Posted 10.30.2011 | Media
James Napoli

In deference to the overall awesomeness that is Trader Joe's, the fact is we can barely go anywhere anymore without being assaulted by a feel-good music mix. The mall, a restaurant, a waiting room. And it isn't always feel-good.

Selena Gomez and Christina Grimmie: Bright Stars, Different Shades

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 10.28.2011 | Celebrity
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

On a hot August Saturday afternoon, bright sun beating down on a crowd of over 20,000, my young daughter and I had our attention focused intensely on ...

On the Rise: The Natalia Kills Experience

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Rising pop star Natalia Kills isn't just being compared to female pop superstars. She's actually keeping company with them. The West Yorkshire native has already opened for Ke$ha, Kelis, and Robyn and Katy Perry.

Jason Gilbert

Boyz II Men Member: 'In The Next 10 to 15 Years, All Music Is Going To Be Free'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

"In the next 10 to 15 years, all music is going to be free," Nathan Morris, member of stalwart R&B group Boyz II Men, told HuffPost over the phone. It...

Demi Lovato, Under Construction and More Popular Than Ever

Sam Lansky | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Lansky

2011-08-22-Screenshot20110821at8.25.08PM.jpg Demi's relationship to scandal is an extraordinary case study in public relations legerdemain -- in how to maintain, and even build, popularity instead of notoriety.

Kia Makarechi

House Invasion: How Club Music Sneaked Into Mainstream Pop

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

On a July night, the ground at New York's always-crowded, never-clean Webster Hall was quite literally shaking under the bass pouring out of the DJ's...

In Praise of Teens: A Playlist for "Teen Choice 2011"

David Wild | Posted 10.06.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Think that you don't like anything that teenagers like? Well then open your mind and embrace your inner teen. Here are some songs that I think are worth a listen by anybody of any age.

Lady Gaga To Release Photography Book (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga will release a book of photographs with fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Grand Central Publishing announced Thursday t...

Arab Leaders to Youth: You Cannot Find a Job, but You Can Go to a Concert

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

There are real problems that not even the A-list Lebanese singers can address. Leaders should lead by creating jobs, not throwing parties and becoming concert promoters.

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Tackles Stateside Fame

Sam Lansky | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Lansky

"Sweetest High" is a very canny new direction; the single is palatable to American listeners in a way that Girls Aloud, with its distinctly English everything-but-the-kitchen-sink madness, never was.

Adele and Eminem: Singing the Same Digital Song?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 09.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

The artists seem to be a pair of space bound rocket ships aiming for the moon. But soaring success in cyberspace is not all they share. A closer look reveals they might be singing different versions of the same song.

A Darwinian Evolution: Introducing Darwin Deez

Taryn Haight | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

It's a treasure to see musicians earn their rank by living, changing and ripening into their talent organically, even sometimes painfully. To see someone like Darwin Deez is a truly refreshing phenomenon.

(Re)introducing Támar Davis

John Gascot | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
John Gascot

In 2006, Támar Davis' much-anticipated debut album was suddenly canceled. But the charismatic songstress has taken the wheel and is re-introducing herself with a solid (new) debut album.

Remembering Michael Jackson: The Story Behind His Magnum Opus

Joe Vogel | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books
Joe Vogel

Before Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, before Avatar and Wall-E, before "going green" became a catchphrase, there was Michael Jackson's "Earth Song," one of the most unusual, audacious protest songs in popular music history.

Sweating To The Oldies

Kevin Smith | Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy
Kevin Smith

Back east in Jersey as a kid in the '70s, any time you went for a ride in a car with a non-predatory adult, chances are they were rockin' A.M. radio, blasting "the golden oldies."

A Teen Pop Star Grows Up (and Gets Mad Along the Way)

Sam Lansky | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Lansky

Anger looks good on a pop tart and JoJo wears hers well. Her resentments toward the industry are apparent on last year's leak, "Hollywood," in which she sings: "Mother always told me, 'Jo, be careful, everything that glitters ain't gold."

Peter, Bjorn & John's Eternal Battle With Peanut Butter & Jelly for Acronym Rights

Mark R. Collins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Shortly before going live in Studio 1A the trio of Peter, Bjorn and John send their tour manager out to a local coffee shop. Much can be discerned from what the band orders.

Pop Goes Sweden

Philippa Young | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Philippa Young

Why should we listen to Tricky Stewart shout about Ulrika Lindstrom? That is, apart from the fact that he's bagged hits with Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Mya's "Case of the Ex," Rihanna's "Umbrella," Mary J. Blige's "Just Fine" and Justin Bieber's "Baby"...

Britney Spears Helps Raise $200,000 For Katrina Victims

AOL Music | Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

While some celebs are content with simply lending their name to a charity, Britney Spears doesn't mind getting down and dirty. The pop princess hosted...

James Durbin Fever Spikes in Santa Cruz (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

It's enough that Durbin had the chops to make the cut on über hit American Idol, quite another that he's actually proven he has creativity and -- this is good -- longevity.

Jazz Takes a Back Seat at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Brian Ross | Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Jazz needs a spark. It needs a new direction. Respect the history, but for it to thrive, it needs to be cool again. It needs to be counter-culture. It needs to piss off more parents.

Pop Music Lyrics Don't Prove Kids' Narcissism

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Do "late adolescents and college students love themselves more today than ever before," as Dr. Nathan DeWall concludes? I don't know. Neither does DeWall or his computer.

Mariah Carey's Easter Belly Art

people.com | Sarah Durham Wilson | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts

Mariah Carey's imminently forthcoming twins may not have arrived in time for Easter, but she celebrated with them all the same. On Sunday, the sin...

So Out, They're In: Hanson

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lindsay Mannering

There's been a lot of anxiety these days about the future of our nation: McCain vs. Obama, Jamie Lynn Spears vs. Bristol Palin, 90210 vs. 90210. They...

The Soulful Pop Songstress: Interview With Jen Hirsh

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Cococcia

As I listened to Jen Hirsh's newly released album, I heard the influences of Natalie Merchant and a sprinkle of Sarah McLachlan, with some Sufjan Stevens and a splash of Bob Dylan.