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  • 'Idol' Top 7 Recap: Competitors' Picks and Picking on Jessica

    This Wednesday on "American Idol," the unprecedented theme was "Competitors' Picks," meaning the top seven contestants chose songs for each other. The potential for sabotage was great, but everyone played nice. No one picked "Let's Get It On" for reluctant heartthrob Sam Woolf, or "My Humps" for…

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  • Chart Watch: Luke Bryan Avenges ACM Losses

    Luke Bryan was shut out at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards, going 0-3, but he's doing great on this week's Hot 100. Bryan has two songs scaling the top 20. "Play It Again" leaps from #26 to #14 in its fifth week. Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," on which he [...]

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  • Ice Cube, August Alsina, Drake: When Celebrity Rants Backfire

    Brutal honesty makes for great songwriting, but it can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to the media. This week, hip-hop legend Ice Cube and Def Jam Recording artist August Alsina experienced a backlash after making questionable – though honest – comments during interviews.

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  • Chart Watch: ‘Happy’ Tops 4M

    Pharrell Williams's "Happy" tops the 4 million mark in digital sales this week. It's Williams' second song to reach that plateau in a little more than eight months. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (on which Williams was featured, along with T.I.) hit 4M in August. (It currently stands at 6,995,000).…

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  • Chart Watch: 10 Fun Facts About 'Frozen'

    The "Frozen" soundtrack logs its 10th week at #1 on The Billboard 200, which ties "The Lion King" for the longest run at #1 ever for a soundtrack from an animated movie. Both albums spawned Oscar-winning ballads: "Let It Go" and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," respectively. And "Frozen" will…

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  • The Voice, The Day After: Season 6 Playoffs, Round 3 Dish

    Last night, the "Voice" top 20 Playoffs concluded with the Team Usher semifinals, after weeks of battles, and now we finally have our top 12. Is the best possible top 12 Season 6 could have had? Would it have been a better top 12 if America had had the chance to vote? These topics are up for debate.

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  • The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014

    Back in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and he’s the nearest of the bunch.

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  • Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Visit to Fan's Bridal Shower

    That crazy T. Swizzle is at it again. Taylor Swift hasn't "done a video blog in about 2 years," but she lifted that self-imposed moratorium when she got an invite from a fan to her wedding and bridal shower, she points out in a post today on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue Smoke' Track-By-Track

    The country legend talks about her upcoming 42nd studio album, track by track, exclusively for Yahoo Music.

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  • Jordin Sparks Makes Jason Derulo Blush During iHeartRadio Concert Duet

    Season 6 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks made a surprise appearance during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Jason Derulo on Tuesday night.

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  • The Thrill Is Gone? 'The Voice' Top 12 Revealed — With One Big Omission

    It's a bit of a bummer, after so many weeks of Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, more Battle Rounds, and non-live Playoffs, that the live shows will only go for five weeks— with double eliminations every week between now and the finale. But you know what else is a bummer? When Usher made his decision…

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  • Susanna Hoffs Gearing Up for Stagecoach, Shares Her Favorite Musical Memories

    We're in the middle of Coachella madness, with weekend one in the books and weekend two coming up. The following weekend, the very same Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will play host to the country-leaning Stagecoach Festival. Some may be surprised to find Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs on…

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  • Meet Lil Wayne's Fake Family in Young Money's 'Senile' Video

    Just when you think you know Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, the Young Money crew changes things up and showcases themselves in new surroundings in the Colin Tilley-directed video for "Senile," the latest clip from their "Young Money: Rise of an Empire" compilation released in March.

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  • Kris Allen on His Car Accident: “I Thought I’d Never Play Again”

    For "American Idol" winner Kris Allen, the past couple of years have been more dramatic than an entire season's worth of elimination nights. In 2012, he issued his second post-"Idol" album, "Thank You Camellia," only to receive little promotion and part ways with both 19 Management and RCA Records…

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  • The Voice, The Day After: Season 6 Playoffs, Round 2 Dish with Jamar Rogers

    Last night, the "Voice" top 20 Playoffs continued with Team Shakira and Team Adam's contestants. And today, "The Day After" has a very special guest, Season 2 "Voice" finalist Jamar Rogers, to discuss all of the performances!

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  • Easton Corbin Talks New Album, Florida Country, and Career Going Like 'Clockwork'

    Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind when one considers southern living, country music, and farming lifestyles. However, native son Easton Corbin is quick to point out that his Sunshine State goes far beyond Miami and Orlando.

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  • Is Bon Jovi Going to Put in a Bid to Buy the Buffalo Bills Football Team?

    The Buffalo Bills may soon have a new part-owner, one who is said to ride a steel horse. Yup, Jon Bon Jovi is going in with a group of Toronto investors to make a bid to purchase the football team, the Toronto Sun reported. "Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," his [...]

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  • 'Marry Me' and 'Wiggle': The True Stories Behind Jason Derulo's Latest Tracks

    Jason Derulo offers the interesting back stories to "Marry Me," Wiggle" and his Jordin Sparks-duet "Vertigo," songs from his latest album, "Talk Dirty."

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  • Ex-Idol Danny Noriega Lip-Synchs Paula Abdul for Paula Abdul…in Full Drag

    Paula recognized the former "Idol" contestant right away, despite the fact that he was wearing a Hannibal Lechter-style jeweled mask and waist-length crimson wig.

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  • Oak Ridge Boys Premiere New Live Track for Classic 'Elvira,' Talk Story Behind Song

    Yahoo Music is excited to offer a first listen to one of the most beloved classics included on the new live set, none other than the song that the Oaks are perhaps most famous for: "Elvira."

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