Like a prism refracts a beam of light into a rainbow of different colors, so too does Janelle Monáe's newest album, "Electric Lady" refract contemporary R&B into two suites of all of R&B's cousins and progenitors: from free jazz to 60s girl groups to new wave and funk.
Pharrell Williams is a super-genius here to save the summer. A superhero for the fate of popular music, he scoops the tracks he produces and lifts them to the very top of the Billboard charts, where he then broadcasts grooves to make the world dance.
These are all popular artists whose concerts are sure to put you in a better mood. Whether you like the music or you do not know the musicians too well, the concert atmosphere is sure to put you in a good frame of mind. Keep reading if you are interested in attending shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live.
Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.
Have you ever experienced loving a song for two hot seconds, until you hear it every time you turn on the radio? If the answer is yes (and it is), you have had something called an earworm.
Breaking bottles, a cracking skull, the silence of a church and a rat's heartbeat: they're sounds familiar and foreign to us, and they've all been used by producer Nick Koenig, also known as Hot Sugar, to make melodies.
The Harlem Shake has taken over Youtube and social media sites for the past couple of days but even those who have watched the tons of Youtube videos out there mimicking it are a little bit unclear as to what it actually is.
Lady Gaga recently announced that she will be offering free therapy resources for her passionate fans during her upcoming tour.
After the horrific events on Dec. 14 in which 20 first grade children and six adult staff members lost their lives in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, the hit song "Die Young" by Ke$ha was taken off the air.
Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.
On December 10. 2007, Led Zeppelin performed for the just the fourth time in over three decades, and the first time since 1995 at a benefit concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Just when you thought the era of tweens producing viral videos of meaningless songs was over, Nicole Westbrook comes along with her single "It's Thanksgiving."
Last Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, an event which commemorates the most popular music videos in Europe whether continental or international, there was plenty of Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber.
As the year winds down, there are still several big albums that have yet to hit the online marketplace. 2012 has been a big year in the music world, and only time will tell what the rest of the year holds for us.
Listening to Taylor Swift's new album "Red," which was released this past Monday, you cannot help but reminisce about Taylor Swift's previous songs and self.
With his third studio album "The Origin of Love," which was released in the United States on Tuesday, British singer Mika continues to display the theatricality and unconventionality that his international fan base loves.
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