Jennifer Hudson

  • Cat's Got Their Tongues: Grumpy Cat Rocks the 'American Idol' Top 6

    Wednesday's top six theme on "American Idol" was "A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" — because, you know, nothing ropes in those all-important younger viewers like a Donny & Marie reference! The bigger draw was no doubt Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, scowling in a way that could make even Simon Cowell look like a real pussycat, even when Caleb Johnson gave her a cute smooch.

  • Eric Paslay Delivers A Sheryl Crow Classic: 'Love Song or Prayer to God'

    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting: In addition to his self-titled debut album, released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself, the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen, the Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts, and Lady Antebellum.

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  • Chart Watch: Former Teen Stars Make Good!

    Former teen stars are supposed to crash and burn and wind up as fodder for tabloid TV shows or "Where Are They Now?" features. Evidently, nobody told former teen stars Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown, who return to the top 10 on this week's Hot 100 with new singles. Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" jumps [...]

  • The Voice, The Day After: Season 6, Top 12 Results Dish

    Last night, "The Voice" held its first live results show Season 6, with Dani Moz and T.J. Wilkins going home, and Tess Boyer narrowly escaping elimination thanks to the #VoiceSave. Was this the right bottom three... and the right Instant Save recipient? That, of course, is up for debate.

  • Chart Watch: “Frozen” Gets Hotter

    You'd think the "Frozen" soundtrack would be slowing down by now, but it just keeps, well, snowballing. The album sold 259K copies this week, which constitutes its biggest sales week to date. This is the biggest one-week tally for a soundtrack since "Michael Jackson's This Is It" sold 373K copies in its first week in [...]

  • LeToya Luckett's Destiny Includes Serious Acting Roles

    LeToya Luckett's acting gigs are close to outnumbering her music credits. The original member of Destiny's Child co-stars in "From the Rough," a movie about Dr. Catana Starks, the first woman and first African American woman to coach a men's college golf team.

  • 'Hello Kitty'… Goodbye Avril Lavigne's Cred?

    The bad news is, there's no actual Hello Kitty cameo in Avril Lavigne's new "Hello Kitty" music video. And the good news is… well, there is no good news. "Hello Kitty" is mewlingly terrible.

  • Nathan East Goes Solo With 'Daft Funk'

    He's played with everyone from Eric Clapton and Phil Collins to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Beyonce, as well as his own jazz combo, Fourplay. Now, after three decades of making music, bassist Nathan East has released his first solo album, appropriately titled "Nathan East."

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  • Born to Do It: The 'American Idol' Top 6 Talk Musical DNA

    Last year on "American Idol's" rival show "The X Factor," a contestant named Bree Randall claimed she was "literally born to do this! — a semantically incorrect sentence that was ultimately her undoing. But when it comes to the current crop of contestants on "Idol" Season 13, there's actually some truth to that statement. Music truly seems to be in their DNA.

  • 'The Voice' Top 12 Results: The Edge of Glory

    The first results show of "The Voice" Season 6 took place Tuesday, and it aired uneventfully, with no real surprises. Perhaps the only mild shocker was the fact that two Team Shakira contestants were in the bottom three, since Shakira had seemed to have such a strong team going into the top 12.

  • Aloe Blacc Defines What It Means to Be 'The Man'

    Aloe Blacc reveals that his character in the James Brown biopic "Get on Up" is not a fan of late Godfather of Soul. In the Imagine Entertainment film starring Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott, Aloe plays Nafloyd Scott, a guitarist in James's pre-fame band, The Famous Flames.

  • 10 Facts You Might Have Not Known About HAIM

    Sister-act trio HAIM made their debut as the musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" last year, and were one of the breakout acts of Coachella this month. With HAIM (pronounced like the Hebrew phrase L'chaim, not like late teen idol Corey Haim) currently blowing up, we thought we'd give you the rundown on the trio consisting of Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim.

  • The Voice, The Day After: Season 6 Top 12 Show Dish with Pip

    Last night, "The Voice" Season 6 live shows finally kicked off. And today, "The Day After" has a very special guest, bow-tied boy wonder and Season 2 "Voice" finalist Pip, to discuss all of the live, without-a-net performances... including that one big technical glitch.

  • The Obamas Send a Condolence Letter to Frankie Knuckles' Family

    Say what you will about the weather, but Chicagoans certainly know how to look out for each other. The family and friends of the late Frankie Knuckles, the legendary pioneer of house music who passed away on March 31, received a very special condolence letter recently — from none other than the President and First Lady of the United States, Barack and Michelle Obama.

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  • Highly Strung: Watch the Black Lips' Marionette-Filled 'Funny' Video

    Clearly, puppets are the new rock. Following "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze's adorably animated "Fight" video and this week's premiere of the trippy clip for Shy Kidx's remix of the "Muppets" theme, Southern scuzz-rockers the Black Lips have now unveiled their all-strings-attached video for "Funny," shot at Los Angeles's famous Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

  • EDMuppets! Check Out the Happiest Rave on Earth

    If there are two things "millennials," as they are known in the marketing world, love, it's electronic dance music and puppets. Focus group research has proven this. So the geniuses over at Walt Disney Records have come up with "DCONSTRUCTED," a compilation of Disney music radically remixed by hot DJs like Avicii, Armin Van Buren, BT, Kaskade, and U.N.K.L.E.

  • Future Credits His Cousin Rico Wade With Teaching Him About the Music Business

    Future has a long history with Outkast, so it's no surprise that the Atlanta rapper, who releases his sophomore album, "Honest," on Tuesday, played a 10-minute set during the legendary MCs' comeback concert during the opening weekend of the Coachella Music Festival earlier this month.

  • Like A Neon Rainbow

    Neon Trees: Pop Psychology (Island/Mercury) There are certain records that seem to arrive at precisely the right time, offering music that resonates, fat-free and without excess, that are fascinating for their absolute purity. And that would be the case for this latest album by Provo, Utah’s Neon Trees, who with their flashy, multi-colored clothes and [...]

  • See It First! 'Nashville' Star Hayden Panettiere Sings From Ryman Auditorium

    "Nashville: On The Record" is the first concert special from the hit series. Get a glimpse of Panettiere's smoking performance here!

  • Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue Smoke' Track-By-Track: Week 2

    Here's week 2 of our countdown to Dolly Parton's release of "Blue Smoke." The country legend talks four more tracks!

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