Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker tragically passed away in a car accident on November 30th, and his death has had a profound affect on his celebrity friends and admirers. From the music spectrum, many pop stars took to Twitter to offer their condolences and express their shock and sadness. Paul Walker was only 40 years old at the time of his passing, making it all the more unfortunate.
As one of America's most recognized songwriters, Bruce Springsteen has a handful of famous hits to his name. The lyrics from "Born To Run," one of The Boss's most respected songs, are considered a classic to many music fans, so it's no surprise that the auctioning of his handwritten lyrics draft is making headlines. Expected to fetch up to $100,000 for the lyrics sheet, this is one of music's biggest auctions to date.
Nine weeks after "Royals" first made its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Lorde is still reigning supreme at the no.1 spot. The 17-year-old New Zealand native now holds a record with a number of other females who have also held this feat, including Debbie Boon with "You Light Up My Life", Ashanti with "Foolish", and Carly Rae Jepsen with "Call Me Maybe".
Super typhoon Yolanda hit hard in the Philippines in recent news, and the devastating storm has elicited a call to action from the music industry. Coming together to create a relief album featuring some of the biggest names in music of all time, Songs For The Philippines is a whopping 39-track collection of songs that remind us as a society that we're all in this together, and all we need is love.
Following the current trend where iTunes streams a highly-anticipated album a week before its release, Britney Spears is the latest artist to jump on board. Her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, is said to be her most personal yet, and it's available to listen to before its December 3rd release via iTunes.
Flying high off the success of Yeezus, Kanye West's experimental hip-hop album, the rapper debuted the music video for the record's touching love-song closer "Bound 2" on The Ellen Show. The music video's debut instantly made headlines for not only bizarrely debuting on Ellen, but featuring a topless Kim Kardashian in the sprawling clip.
As the second single off her hit album Prism, "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry is a monster ballad that's all about loving the one you're with no matter what life throws at you. Premiering the music video off VEVO, the pop star promotes her new fragrance Killer Queen in the clip, but then it cuts to her standing in falling snow, building up the story line for what's about to happen.
50 years after Bob Dylan's classic "Like A Rolling Stone" was released, the legendary song officially has a music video to go with it. And not only is it a music video: it's interactive! Hosted on Bob Dylan's website, the video was made to promote the singer/songwriter's The Complete Album Collection Volume 1.
New York Magazine has just released their latest issue with country-turned-pop sensation Taylor Swift on the cover. The tagline that accompanies the close-up shot of her face states "Not Katy. Not Miley. Not Gaga. Why Taylor Swift Is The Biggest Pop Star In The World". Known best for turning her infamous romantic relationships into huge songs, the article breaks down the factor behind the huge title they lay on the famous singer.
Rihanna is still releasing singles from her seventh studio album Unapologetic, which dropped just over a year ago. Spawning huge hits like "Diamonds" and "Stay", the album is well-known to be quite emotional in its lyrical content for the Barbadian star, and it's showcased in the latest single off the record. "What Now" is a tale about losing an important love and not feeling quite whole, despite appearing just fine to the rest of the world.