The 2014 ACM Awards are going down on Sunday, April 6th, and once again, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be hosting the country-filled event. The performer's list was just announced, and as expected, it's a star-studded list comprised of country's biggest stars. Keith Urban will be taking the stage to promote his latest album Fuse, while Miranda Lambert will most likely be strumming out her new single "Automatic" on the ACMs stage.
Glee star Lea Michele dropped her debut LP Louder today, and the closing track is a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. "If You Say So", the final song off Michele's new record, was co-written by the famed Broadway performer and thrown into the album's track list at the last minute. The lyrics were inspired by the passing of her Glee co-star and real-life love Cory Monteith.
Congratulations are in order for the team behind Disney's hit movie Frozen: their anthem "Let It Go" for the animated film's soundtrack won Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars! Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the married songwriting duo proudly (and humbly) accepted the award on March 2nd at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
In conjunction with Pharrell's upcoming album G I R L being available to stream off iTunes a week before its release, music fans got the chance to hear the famed producer's new track with collaborators and friends Daft Punk. The track, "Gust Of Wind", is exactly what'd you'd expect from the trio: a disco-tinged, robotic-chorused song of epic proportions.
British band Coldplay surprised fans when they dropped a music video for the mysterious new single, "Midnight", on Tuesday February 25th. The song itself has frontman Chris Martin's vocals distorted, sounding a lot like Bon Iver, which means that the group could have been spinning For Emma, Forever Ago during the recording process.
Not one, not two, but three tracks for Divergent! Ellie Goulding shines on the track listing for the upcoming film inspired the famous young adult novel, with two songs from Halycon Days as well as a new cut on the soundtrack. The new track, entitled "Beating Heart", just dropped today, and the soundtrack itself will be available for purchase on March 11th.
More details have been revealed when it comes to the second album by pop icon Lana Del Rey. The singer posted to her Instagram a shot of her and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach in the studio, with the caption "Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence." below. LDR shared the title of the album, inspired by A Clockwork Orange, back when she debuted her short film Tropico in December of 2013.
Everybody's favorite boy band, One Direction, were just one of the acts who cleaned up at the 2014 BRIT Awards, taking place at London's O2 Arena on February 19th. The fivesome took home the Global Success Award, which honors their international takeover, as well as the prize for the fan-voted Best British Video for the hilariously adorable "Best Song Ever" clip.
Tragic news to report today: Bob Casale, one of the original members of the crack-that-whip hit-makers Devo, has passed away at the age of 61. A statement made by his brother Gerald, another member of the new-wave pioneers, shows that Casale's death was caused by heart failure. He passed on Monday, February 17th and, according to Gerald, was "a total shock".
Congratulations are in order for pop superstar Christina Aguilera, who got engaged to her boyfriend of nearly 4 years on Valentine's Day. Xtina met Matthew Rutler on the set of Burlesque, who was working as a production assistant at the time, and the two are now happily calling one another their fiance.