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R&B Star Cassie Moves Past 'Me & U' With New Single

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

From her club-friendly roots, Cassie's moved through pop and hip hop, as she struggled to find her musical identity. Here she shares thoughts on the new album, and how -- after an extended time away -- she plans to re-establish herself.

19 Laughable Lines From Nicki's Album

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

Nicki Minaj's latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, hits stores in the U.S. on Tuesday. To prepare our readers for the album (which is not gettin...

Madonna's "MDNA" Pop Powerhouse or Pablum?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The weight of being Madonna is never greater on you than when you record an album. After all, you inspired a generation, including the GaGa, brought William Orbit to world wide mainstream attention, you brought us Junior Vasquez and Shep Pettibone and countless others.

An Open Letter to Billy Joel

Eric Segall | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Eric Segall

Today, I have a different subject: What happened to Billy Joel? Most baby boomers who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s have an artist who affected their lives in important and emotional ways.

Justin Bieber's New Single, 'Boyfriend,' Is Released

Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber's new single, "Boyfriend," dropped at midnight Monday, and the track was -- unsurprisingly -- everywhere shortly thereafter. The sin...

Is Spotify The Answer To Boomers' Biggest Question?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty

As anyone over 50 can attest, the single most frequently asked question by baby boomers (besides "Why does anyone think low-rise jeans are comfortable...

Madonna Vs. Katy Perry: Who's The Most Influential Lady In Pop Music Today? (VOTE)

AOL Music | Sarah Chazan | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Attention AOL Music readers! To celebrate Women's History Month, we here at the site will be posting our very own "March Madness" type bracket. But in...

Why 'Guilty Pleasure' Music Shouldn't Be Guilty At All

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Do artists have a responsibility to push their fans into new and exciting territories? Is there anything wrong with giving your public exactly what they know they want, if it remains true to who you are? Does embracing mass popular culture somehow harm your credibility as an artist?

My Life In Mixed Tapes

Summer Pierre | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
Summer Pierre

I captured my own life with these collections. To look at them now they do feel like their own diary. The ones I made for myself chronicle the arc of my musical taste and thus the arc of my personal development.

How Whitney Saved Me Post-Split

Monica Medina | Posted 04.14.2012 | Divorce
Monica Medina

Far from family and friends, Whitney Houston's music became my lifeline, my reason to keep going.

Stardom Never Spoiled the Whitney Houston I Knew

Nikki Haskell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Nikki Haskell

Whitney was a free spirit. She was kind, authentic, fun and funny. She never took herself too seriously. She always remembered where she came from.

Joy and Sorrow As One Amazing Talent Emerges and Another Is Lost

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.13.2012 | Celebrity
Brian Levin, J.D.

This weekend saw one of those poignant front-page contrasts of emergent triumph and final tragedy that leaves fans of sports and music with exuberant joy and deep sorrow.

K-Pop: A Secret Weapon of Korea for Future Cultural Domination?

Young-mok Kim | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Young-mok Kim

American pop music industry, beware! Like a pied piper, these idol groups from Korea are captivating fans in North America.

Kylie Minogue Fears For Her Safety Receiving Death Threats

AOL Music | Sarah Chazan | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Kylie Minogue was left fearing for her safety this week after a crazed fan sent the diva threatening messages via her Twitter page. The harassment...

Lady Gaga Reveals Her Stage Plans

Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

In the midst of a flurry of media attention on Madonna, Lady Gaga has made some news of her own by releasing a sketch of the plans for her upcoming to...

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...

Music: Spread This Rumer -- 2012's Best New Artist Is Here

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

2012-01-31-Screenshot20120131at4.16.22PM.jpgThe US is finally catching up with Rumer, a critical and commercial success all over the world.

Talking Charm With Aimee Mann

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment
Deborah Stambler

Talking with Aimee Mann is a little like listening to her music. In the rhythm of her speech, her pursuit for the right word or the answer to the question at hand, you can hear traces of her songs.

What To Watch On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.30.2011 | TV

"The Walking Dead" Marathon (11 a.m. to 12 midnight EST on AMC) If you've missed out on the critically-acclaimed zombie drama or are just trying to a...

WATCH: George Michael's Emotional Statement After Hospital Release

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices

LONDON — Fighting back tears, singer George Michael appeared outside his London home Friday to acknowledge that he had nearly died during his mo...

WATCH: '9 To 5' Meets 'Single Ladies' In Boston Ballet Star's New Video

Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" meets the '80s camp classic "9 to 5" in this new video starring one of the Boston Ballet's principal dancers. JbDubs, al...

Right-Wing Organization Calls For George Michael's Death

Posted 11.30.2011 | Gay Voices

George Michael fans were stunned last week when the singer was admitted to an Austrian hospital with pneumonia and forced to postpone his tour indefin...

Mayer Hawthorne: Soul Singer Does Michigan Proud

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

For the past three years, Mayer Hawthorne has been the new look of pop music, dipping back to the old sounds of Motown and funk. For us, though, he is a testament to the continuing legacy of great music coming from Michigan.

From Resistance to Pop: Liberating Palestine with an Auto Tune

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Thanks to social media and talent competition shows like Super Star, Star Academy and now, Arabs' Got Talent, many young Palestinians are getting prime time exposure and introducing the Arab world to their voices and their art.

K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."