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.
UK songstress Lily Allen has been taking a break from the spotlight for the past two years, starting a family with husband Sam Cooper and keeping low-profile on her recording plans. She hinted at a few instances that she had new music on her Twitter account, and then out of nowhere, she dropped the music video for her new single "Hard Out Here".
The musical performers at the 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion show have been announced, and Taylor Swift is one of them. Executive VP of Specials and Events at CBS, Jack Sussman, has this to say about selecting Swift: "If a mad scientist were asked to create the perfect combination of the beauty of a Victoria’s Secret Angel with the ultimate talent and creativity from today’s music scene, the answer would be simple — Taylor Swift."
After his big win at the YouTube Music Awards for Artist Of The Year, as well as the release of his highly-anticipated comeback album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem has even more good news to celebrate these days. The "Rap God" has been burning up the Billboard charts, specifically with his hit with Rihanna, "The Monster", which debuted at no.1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.