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Listen: Ashanti Returns With A New Single & A New Album

New Single Out Now, Album 'Braveheart' Out in June

So … have you heard that Ashanti is back on the music scene this week with the release of a new single titled Never Should Have with a new album titled Braveheart to follow in June? Yeah, no one is more surprised than I am. Apparently, news of new Ashanti music came out a few weeks ago but it wasn’t until her new single was released today that this fantastic news caught my eye (and ears). I’m quite certain many of y’all remember fondly that Ashanti was the ish back in the early 00′s … but she’s been out of sight and mind for many years now. Clearly, she’s ready to get back in our hearts and minds … take a listen to Never Should Have below and rejoice — Ashanti is back, y’all! More »

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Watch: Fall Out Boy Release A Music Video For ‘The Phoenix’

The 2nd Single from 'Save Rock and Roll'
"Put on your war paint"

Last month we got to hear the new single My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up) from Fall Out Boy, the first from their upcoming new album Save Rock and Roll. Today we get to check out the music video for the band’s follow up single The Phoenix. The song is pretty good (tho, IMHO, not as catchy as My Songs Know …) but the video is … interesting. As you can see above, there’s a story … or something. Someone is hunting Fall Out Boy … but why? Check out the music video above and see if YOU can figure out what is going on.

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First Listen: Emeli Sandé Releases A New Song Titled ‘Here It Comes’

For The Soundtrack To 'Trance'
'I left a note to pay my bills, I wonder if they'll miss m

Yesterday we got to check out a new trailer for the movie Trance, from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. I was excited about the movie because the cast looks really good, and now it’s looking like lots of crazy-talented people are involved in the project. British singer Emeli Sandé is contributing to the movie’s soundtrack with Here It Comes, and today we get our first listen to the beautiful song (produced by Rick Smith). Peep the audio above for more! And go to DirectLyrics to check out the lyrics to Here It Comes. It’s Emeli so… there’s no way it’s gonna be, like, less than good.

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First Listen: 98 Degrees Releases A New Single Titled ‘Microphone’

"Put this in your hand / Hold it up to your lips"

In January we learned that 98 Degrees would be hitting the road this year on a new reunion tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. In February, we learned that they would also be releasing a new album this year. Today we get our first taste of this new 98 Degrees music with the release of their new single Microphone. Click below to take a listen and see what you think. More »

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Justin Timberlake Is Planning A Solo Tour This Fall

Arena Tour with Jay-Z, Solo Tour to Follow

Last month we learned that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are embarking on a massive arena tour this Summer in support of JT‘s new album The 20/20 Experience. Today we learn that JT‘s people are looking beyond the Summer tour and are already starting to formulate a solo tour to follow. Altho plans have yet to be finalized, Justin‘s manager is making it very clear that we all need to plan our Fall calendars accordingly … after JT and Jay tour arenas this Summer, Justin will be staying on the road all by himself. More »

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Daft Punk Will Release A New Album Titled ‘Random Access Memories’ In May

Pre-Order Now!

At the start of this month, Daft Punk teased the world with a short clip of new music in a commercial broadcast during an episode of Saturday Night Live. Last night, the band broadcasted a second teaser clip and formally announced the release of a new album titled Random Access Memories, due out in May. Click below to get your first look at the album cover for Random Access Memories and watch the new clip of music that was broadcast on TV last night. More »

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Listen: Kelly Clarkson Releases A Radio Edit For Her New Single ‘People Like Us’

"Here's to the damned, to the lost and forgotten"
"People like us we've gotta stick together"

Last November, just around the release of her first-ever greatest hits compilation, we got to hear the new Kelly Clarkson song titled People Like Us. I fell immediately in love with the new track (along with her then single Catch My Breath). People Like Us is being released next month as Kelly‘s latest single and the radio edit of the song has just hit the Interwebs. IMHO, the song didn’t get enough attention back in November so I’m hoping its single release will do the song justice … so click the embed above to give the song a fresh listen. I love it, I think you might too!

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Justin Timberlake Scores The 5th Biggest Album Release Of The Decade

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Remember back in the day when *NSync would release albums and they would debut atop the Billboard album chart with something like 1 million albums sold? Well, now that Justin Timberlake is solo he’s not quite selling that many albums … but he’s selling pretty close to that number. JT released The 20/20 Experience this week and according to early tracking sales, it looks like he’s going to sell over 800,000 copies in this first week … making this album release the 5th highest of the decade so far! Not too shabby, eh? More »

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Here Are 20 Reasons Why The Lil Wayne Death Scare Was Kind Of A Huge Deal

A Very Weezy Throwback Thursday!

As many of you know, Lil Wayne was reported to be on his deathbed… and it was kind of a huge deal. At least for me it was. When I first landed on the TMZ website I lit’rally sat there in a stupor, refreshing the page for 35-45 minutes. I really thought this was it for Weezy (especially since I always worried that his “fondness” for sizzurp was really an addiction to codeine). One thing that sucked was knowing that, even though he’s no longer, technically my favorite rapper, I had never taken the time to really, publicly declare that at one point he absolutely was! From about 2003-2008 he was insane! As in, insanely good, insanely lyrical, and pretty much genius. In 2007 he was featured on over 77 songs because if you wanted a hit, you were gonna need you some Lil Wayne. And he influenced so much of my creative writing in college that I wrote a bomb-ass collection of poems (no, trust me– they were bomb) inspired by my two literary heroes at the time: Toni Morrison and Lil Wayne. I was worried that I was gonna have to do some ridiculously sad, post-humous Throwback Thursday, and I’m so glad that Weezy F. Baby has officially been released from the hospital, and that I get to celebrate his awesomeness while he’s here. Click inside for just a handful of my all-time favorite Lil Wayne songs!
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