With the release of his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem has a smash single on his hands: "The Monster", featuring Rihanna, who Em's previously worked with on his previous hit song "Love The Way You Lie". With "The Monster" being the latest song to hit no.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and now publications are claiming that it's a sequel the pair's previous 2010 anthem about an abusive relationship.
Want to know what albums made the top of the Billboard 200 chart this week? Surprisingly, the no.1 spot went to a country singer who's been off the charts for quite a while: Garth Brooks, with his new box set Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences. Selling 146,000 copies in just its second week of release nabbed Brooks the top spot.
The 2014 GRAMMY Award nominations have been released, and rap mogul Jay Z is on top of his game with 9 nods under his belt. Announced at the GRAMMYs Nominations Concert this past Friday, December 6th, the entire nominations list was announced for the ceremony, taking place on Sunday, January 26th on CBS.
Coming to you live this Friday, December 6th, LL Cool J will be hosting the GRAMMYs Nominations Concert, airing at 10pm EST / 7pm PST on CBS. In recent years, the GRAMMYs have enlisted the help of the rapper-turned-actor to read out the nominations for the famous music awards show, complete with a concert featuring today's biggest artists.
Even though Kanye West's latest album Yeezus was only released a few months ago, there is news that the rapper has already started working on his seventh studio record, planning to release it in summer 2014. Producer Rick Rubin, who is credited as an executive producer on Yeezus, is apparently on board to produce Kanye's yet-to-be-titled album alongside Q-Tip.
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.