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JAN
3
4 WKS

Drake Takes Las Vegas Crowd on a "Journey"

Drake Takes Las Vegas Crowd on a "Journey"

Looking as dapper as a young Frank Sinatra, Drake took the stage just before midnight on New Year’s Eve at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The crowd was expecting a celebratory countdown to 2015 and the standard nightclub appearance three-song medley. What they ended up getting from the 28-year-old Canadian rapper was close to a dozen of his biggest hits, including "Started From the Bottom," "We Made It," "Trophies" and "All Me."

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JAN
3
4 WKS

Taylor Swift to Shonda Rhimes: You Make Me Squeal With Joy

Taylor Swift to Shonda Rhimes: You Make Me Squeal With Joy

It's a new year and that may mean (blank) space for new friendships. Taylor Swift and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes couldn't hide their virtual affection for one another during a recent Twitter love fest.

It all started after Rhimes shared her excitement for Swift's 2014 release, 1989.

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JAN
3
4 WKS

Watch Macklemore Announce First Child in Emotional Video

Watch Macklemore Announce First Child in Emotional Video

Macklemore and his fiancee, Tricia Davis, are going to be parents!

The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, confirmed the pregnancy through Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 3) by tweeting a link to an emotional video of the couple discovering the wonderful news during an ultrasound visit.

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JAN
3
4 WKS

Idina Menzel Defends Her New Year's Eve Performance: "I Am More Than the Notes I Hit"

Idina Menzel Defends Her New Year's Eve Performance: "I Am More Than the Notes I Hit"

Idina Menzel is discovering the convenient upside to the fact that the title of her biggest song also works as a mantra.

Because no one is ever happy, some people complained on social media following Menzel's New Year's Eve televised performance of "Let It Go" on ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve, a song that, as we all know at this point, has a few range-testing notes that are exceptionally difficult to 100-percent nail live. Watch below.

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JAN
3
4 WKS

Madonna Apologizes for Posting 'Rebel' Images of Mandela, MLK: "I'm Not Comparing Myself"

Madonna Apologizes for Posting 'Rebel' Images of Mandela, MLK: "I'm Not Comparing Myself"

Madonna has responded to critics of her recent social media posts, saying that she is "not comparing" herself to anyone, but "admiring and acknowledging" them.

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JAN
1
4 WKS

Adam Lambert's New Year's Resolution: Finding "Somebody to Love"

Adam Lambert's New Year's Resolution: Finding "Somebody to Love"

Will 2015 be the year Adam Lambert finds true love?

The American Idol season-eight runner-up playfully pondered that very question onstage in London on New Year's Eve, performing at Big Ben Live and closing out a triumphant year fronting Queen with a sold-out show. The concert at Central Hall in Westminster led up to the city’s traditional fireworks celebration along the river Thames. Big Ben, of course, chimed at midnight.

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DEC
31
4 WKS

Listen to Kanye West's New Song Featuring Paul McCartney

Listen to Kanye West's New Song Featuring Paul McCartney

Not to be upstaged by the ball dropping in Times Square, Kanye West dropped a new single on New Year's Eve.

"Only One," a sentimental ode to daughter North West, features a spare keyboard accompaniment and Paul McCartney on backing vocals. No bragging here — just 'Ye showing off his tender side.

Listen to the song here (which is also available on iTunes):

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DEC
31
4 WKS

Best of 2014: Top 10 Music Books

Best of 2014: Top 10 Music Books

1. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys: A Memoir, by Viv Albertine. Albertine, guitarist and songwriter for the woman-dominated, reggae-riffic punk band The Slits, is as an unlikely person to pen the best music book of the year, but she was an even unlikelier candidate for music stardom when her off-and-on boyfriend Mick Jones took her to buy her first guitar in 1976.

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DEC
31
4 WKS

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Sing Reverent Duets for Generations at The Chelsea: Concert Review

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Sing Reverent Duets for Generations at The Chelsea: Concert Review

"A lot of people say I sing old songs, but I like 'em better than the new ones," Tony Bennett candidly told the audience at The Chelsea after reprising his signature track, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" — during which Lady Gaga was offstage, finishing another intricate wardrobe change and/or stepping aside so the seasoned standards singer (sixty years her senior) could treat ticketholders to another solo.

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DEC
30
4 WKS

Best of 2014: 10 Top Music Collaborations

Best of 2014: 10 Top Music Collaborations

The year 2013 may have introduced infectious summer hits like Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," but 2014 spotlighted collaborative tracks by some of the most unlikely artist pairings to date (who knew will.i.am could get a late-night host to chart on Billboard?).

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DEC
29
4 WKS

Madonna's Alleged Diss Track 'Not About Gaga,' Manager Says

Madonna's Alleged Diss Track 'Not About Gaga,' Manager Says

Yet another Madonna demo recording has leaked, but this time there's a twist.

The track "Two Steps Behind" is one of now more than two dozen demos from Madonna that have emerged on the web over the past few weeks. The song's surfacing — and earlier allegations of it being about Lady Gaga — prompted Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, to address the song directly on Twitter.

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DEC
26
1 month

Eminem Comes Out as Gay in Sony's 'The Interview'

Eminem Comes Out as Gay in Sony's 'The Interview'

Sony gave freedom-loving fans of badly reviewed comedy films a major Christmas gift this holiday by making the beleaguered film The Interview available not only in select theaters, but on various online streaming services.

Anyone who tuned out their family and tuned in The Interview on Xmas day was treated to an Eminem cameo where the rapper — who is frequently accused of homophobia for using the very bad F-word consistently — comes out as gay.

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DEC
26
1 month

'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

Craig Wayne Boyd, the seventh-season winner of NBC's The Voice, rockets onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face."

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DEC
25
1 month

Inside L.A.'s Dubspot, Where Aspiring DJs and Producers Learn That Sharing Is Caring

Founded in 2006 in New York City, Dubspot has already established itself as an internationally recognized mecca for electronic music production and DJ instruction. Its ascent is due in part thanks to accessibility, a community-based philosophy and an internationally sourced cadre of instructors that includes Harvard grads, Grammy nominees and DMC champions alike — all in the thick of their careers and aware of the breakneck pace at which today's musicians must function.

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