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  • Next up on the AXS Patio Sessions: FLETCHER

    Next up on the AXS Patio Sessions: FLETCHER

    After auditioning on the “X-Factor” and attending New York University, Cari Fletcher aka FLETCHER decided to do it on her own. With no major label backing, the 23-year-old singer co-wrote and co-produced her first single “War Paint” back in 2015 with producer and songwriter Jamie Kenney. The song’s...
  • Reggaeton rides again: Exploring the Latin genre's 'Despacito' second wind

    Reggaeton rides again: Exploring the Latin genre's 'Despacito' second wind

    Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" became the most streamed song of all-time on July 19 when it crossed 4.6 billion play across digital formats. A few weeks before that, featured artist Daddy Yankee was Spotify's most streamed artist worldwide. Over a decade after Yankee helped usher reggaeton music into the...
  • Steps selects 'Neon Blue' as next 'Tears on the Dancefloor' single

    Steps selects 'Neon Blue' as next 'Tears on the Dancefloor' single

    U.K. pop group Steps announced the new single "Neon Blue" on July 20. The fan-favorite will be quintet's next release to receive the remix and music video treatment. "Neon Blue" is one of the songs on Steps' comeback album, Tears on the Dancefloor. The uplifting tune will follow lead single "Scared...
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    Photos: Tears for Fears brought back early days of MTV pop

    Tears For Fears (TFF) took a detour from their summer tour with Hall and Oates to make a stop in Tucson for their own concert at AVA Amphitheater on July 20. The duo, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, were a part of the second British invasion in the 1980s on MTV. They have sold approximately 3...
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    Listen: Louis Tomlinson bounces back on 'Back to You' with Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals

    One Direction member Louis Tomlinson released his new single "Back to You" on July 21. He teams up with pop singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and UK DJ Digital Farm Animals on the intense tune. "Back to You" is Tomlinson's second single since last year's "Just Hold On" with Steve Aoki. He recently signed...
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    Review: Lana Del Rey's 'Lust for Life' album could use more life

    Indie-pop songstress Lana Del Rey released her new album, Lust for Life, on July 21. The gloomy gal lightens up on the lengthy 16-track record. Del Rey's labor of love has its magnificent moments of luster mixed with lackluster tunes that sometimes feel laborious to get through. Lana shines when she...
  • Former Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile bringing his solo project Ducktails to Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Former Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile bringing his solo project Ducktails to Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Ducktails is the solo recording project of former Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile. While Mondanile has been recording under the moniker since 2006, he has also taken the project out on the road both as a solo act and with a backing band. While they often tour overseas, Ducktails will be...
  • Sean Paul announces special $15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles

    Sean Paul announces special $15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles

    In the early 2000’s, Sean Paul made a splash as one of the biggest new stars in reggae and fifteen years on, he’s still going strong. Now, Paul has announced a special show at The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles where fans can catch him performing hits from his entire career for just $1...
  • Aly & AJ return to music: Revisiting the sister act's top 5 songs

    Aly & AJ return to music: Revisiting the sister act's top 5 songs

    Pop duo Aly & AJ announced a return to music on July 13. The sister act is back in the habit with a new EP due out this fall via Pledgemusic. Aly & AJ Michalka launched their music career in 2005 with the debut album Into the Rush, which allowed them to flex their singer-songwriter skills...
  • Quinn XCII announces fall tour in support of debut album 'The Story of Us'

    Quinn XCII announces fall tour in support of debut album 'The Story of Us'

    Detroit-based singer-songwriter Quinn XCII is taking his electro pop on the road this fall in support of his forthcoming debut album The Story of Us. Quinn XCII (pronounced “Quinn 92” for the singer’s birth year) will hit the road starting with a show on Sept. 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His tour...
  • Justin Bieber visits sick fans at children's hospital

    Justin Bieber visits sick fans at children's hospital

    Justin Bieber may be busy with his Purpose World Tour, but that doesn't stop him from showing love to his fans. On July 17, Bieber took a break from his nonstop schedule to pay a visit to multiple fans at the Children's Hospital of Orange County in California, where he surprised sick patients and...
  • Mariah Carey's early life to be adapted into TV drama

    Mariah Carey's early life to be adapted into TV drama

    Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Mariah Carey may have had her ups and downs over the last several years, but one this is for certain—her rise to fame made her one of the best-selling artists of all time. From 18 No. 1 Hot 100 tracks to a Vegas residency, Carey grew from a young woman with a...
  • LP appreciates feminine beauty in all forms in 'When We're High' music video

    LP appreciates feminine beauty in all forms in 'When We're High' music video

    Pop singer-songriter LP premiered the music video for "When We're High" on July 14. LP appreciates feminine beauty in all forms in the new clip. "When We're High" is the latest single from LP's Lost on You album. It follows lead single "Muddy Waters," the title track and "Other People." When...
  • Justin Bieber announces Vic Mensa, Migos, Kehlani and more as Purpose Tour openers

    Justin Bieber announces Vic Mensa, Migos, Kehlani and more as Purpose Tour openers

    Justin Bieber is set to kick off the 2017 North American leg of his massive Purpose world tour on July 29 in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium. On Monday (July 17), Bieber announced the openers for the nine city stadium run. As Billboard reported, Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa will open for Biebs on...
  • Becky G flexes her sultry side in 'Mayores' music video with Bad Bunny

    Becky G flexes her sultry side in 'Mayores' music video with Bad Bunny

    Latin pop star Becky G premiered the music video for "Mayores" on July 13. She takes dancer Casper Smart for a ride in the new clip. "Mayores" (English: "Older People") is Becky G's latest single. Since last year, she has been pushing her Spanish-language tracks like "Sola," "Mangú" and "Todo Cambio...
  • Watch Ed Sheeran sing in the season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones'

    Watch Ed Sheeran sing in the season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones'

    As promised, Ed Sheeran has made a cameo appearance on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The singer appeared on the series’ Season 7 premiere in a scene with Arya Stark--played by Maisie Williams--where he does what he does best, he sings. The two also share a meal around a campfire as Arya is on her way to...
  • Prince Royce and Farruko find love in the club in 'Ganas Locas' music video

    Prince Royce and Farruko find love in the club in 'Ganas Locas' music video

    Latin pop star Prince Royce premiered the music video for "Ganas Locas" on July 14. Puerto Rican singer Farruko is featured in the new clip. "Ganas Locas" (English: "Mad Desire") is the fifth single from Royce's FIVE album. It follows lead single "Culpa al Corazón," "La Carretera," "Moneda" and...
  • Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen details her summer playlist in 'ELLE' interview

    Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen details her summer playlist in 'ELLE' interview

    Singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen recently shared her summer playlist with ELLE Magazine, which includes songs by Soft Hair, Big Thief, The Internet, Charli XCX, The Wallflowers and more. The playlist, dubbed China and On, also includes her own latest single “Cut to the Feeling.” In the ELLE...
  • Beyoncé shares first photo of her twins on Instagram

    Beyoncé shares first photo of her twins on Instagram

    It's been one month since Beyoncé birthed the now-most famous set of twins in the world. Fans of the Carter family have been patiently waiting for a glimpse and confirmation of the twins names. Tonight, Beyoncé finally took to Instagram to show the world what we've all been waiting for—a photo of...
  • Listen: Selena Gomez gets freaky on 'Fetish' featuring Gucci Mane

    Listen: Selena Gomez gets freaky on 'Fetish' featuring Gucci Mane

    Pop superstar Selena Gomez premiered her new single "Fetish" on July 12. Hip-hop act Gucci Mane features on the sexy track. "Fetish" is the second single from Gomez's upcoming sophomore album with Interscope Records. She previewed the record earlier this year with the rock-influenced "Bad Liar...
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