Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases Of The Week


Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that’s just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including SOPHIE, Alice Glass and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

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Presenting this week’s best new tracks – and when to drop them. Scroll down for the Spotify…

Cardi B Makes History With ‘Invasion Of Privacy’


It seems like every week Cardi B is making history. Well, Belcalis from The Bronx has done it again, after all 13 of her tracks from Invasion of Privacy were certified gold or higher by the RIAA.

To say the least, Cardi B‘s had the best year ever.

In addition to nabbing two additional Hot 100 chart-toppers over the course of 2018, the rap diva also saw her debut album, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ invade the Billboard 200 and reign as one of few solo female tenants of the #1…

Halsey Responds To “Homophobic” Backlash Of Her Recent Performance


"Very proud of the emotional performance I did with Jade Chynoweth on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ tonight,” she tweeted. “And also very proud to have pissed off homophobic viewers at home who missed the message."


Halsey took a moment on Twitter to talk about her performance, and to also call out her online detractors. “Very proud of the emotional performance i did with @JadeChynoweth on @NBCTheVoice tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “And also very proud to have…

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea entertains crowd with handstands


The group had just come out to the stage and was in the middle of their second song when all of the sudden the power cut out. Everyone’s microphone went out one by one. The only one left with a hot mic was Flea.

Key points:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers started their first Australian tour in 12 years in Hobart
A power disruption cut out the microphones during their second song
The band resumed the show after a 20-minute delay

The Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers…

Mariah Carey Thought The Chainsmokers Were One Direction


"I remember seeing her and I was like, ‘Oh my god, like ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Honey,’” recalled Alex Pall. “And she was like, ‘Dude, I love you guys."


"I remember seeing her and I was like 'Oh, my God. "Fantasy" and "Honey,"' and she was like, 'Dude, I love you guys,'" Alex told the hosts. "And we're like, 'Wow, you know who we are?' and she was like, 'One Direction, right?'" Cue the hysterical laughter from everyone in the room, including Alex and Andrew themselves.…

Ozzy Osbourne cancels more tour dates as he recovers from pneumonia


"I’m so f—ing bummed about cancelling these shows."

More disappointing news for Ozzy Osbourne fans this week. The Grammy Award winning vocalist has announced the cancellation of all upcoming scheduled shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The announcement follows the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of Osbourne’s No More Tours 2 tour on doctors’ orders last month.

The tour is scheduled to begin again on Jan. 30 in Dublin, followed by a U.K.…

Chris Brown Plans To Sue Rape Accuser For Defamation



Chris Brown is suing the woman who alleged that he raped her in a Paris hotel room. According to TMZ, Brown plans to sue the unnamed accuser for defamation.

The gossip website quotes Brown's Parisian lawyer Raphael Chiche, who said that they plan to file a complaint ASAP.

"Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him," Chiche said. "A complaint for slanderous denunciation…

Bebe Rexha Calls Out Designers


"You go to any big designer. I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I'm 'too big.' Literally, I'm 'too big.'"

Bebe Rexha is speaking out. The pop songstress called out designers on Monday for refusing to dress her for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10.

The 29-year-old "Meant to Be" singer, who earned her first Grammy nomination in December, posted a video on Instagram about the matter at hand. She explained how her team…

Pornhub Released A Valentine's Day Album, And It's Not Great


"To help ease the stress of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day, we wanted to show our fans some love by curating an album so seductive that it would make Cupid himself blush — and is guaranteed to end your night with a bang."

Pornhub is not only supplying customers with the right moves for Valentine’s day. It’s also trying to supply their audience with the essential tunes.
This year, Pornhub is releasing their first album, featuring some of the entertainment industry’s…

Teyana Taylor’s Ballroom Take On ‘Cinderella’


If you don’t know, let me educate you. It stands for “Work This P-ssy” and it’s the final track off of Taylor’s KTSE album. The song is practically made for Ball culture, which is known for its voguing and strutting, and Teyana is ready to unleash the House of Petunia!

With her quadruple-threat credentials, Teyana Taylor is something of a unicorn in the world of music. Her most recent album, K.T.S.E., which she released last year on Kanye West’s label GOOD music, garnered much…

Jenny Lewis is ‘deeply troubled’ by Ryan Adams’ sexual misconduct allegations


"I am deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged behavior. Although he and I had a working professional relationship, I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward."

Adams has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, manipulation and abuse. Bridgers and Adams’ ex-wife, Mandy Moore, were among those whose featured in the report.

An exposé published by the New York Times on Feb. 13 accuses Adams of sexual misconduct, emotional abuse and manipulative behavior…

Ryan Adams’ guitarist Todd Wisenbacker


"This Is Us” star Mandy Moore — against the musician “sickening and embarrassing."

Adams was accused of abuse by several women in a New York Times report published last week. It featured interviews with multiple women accusing Adams of behavior ranging from emotional manipulation to sexual misconduct, including accounts from his ex-wife Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye, and others. Adams denied the allegations, addressing the Times report on Twitter.

Can We Please Talk About Katy Perry's Engagement Ring?


Heather Askinosie, leading crystal expert and co-founder of Energy Muse, explains that each finger is aligned with the energy of a specific planet.

It was an unexpected announcement given the fact that they’ve been in an on-off relationship for the past three years. Katy Perrytook fans by surprise when she posted a picture of her pretty floral ring and announced that she was engaged to Orlando Bloom on Valentine’s Day. Revealing the news on Instagram, she captioned the picture, ‘Full…

Lady Gaga slept through Oscar nomination announcement


"I’ve been trying to get some sleep because I’m on showbiz time."


A Star is Born received eight nominations for the Oscars, including for Best Picture. And while Gaga’s co-star Bradley Cooper was nominated in the Best Actor category, he was notably snubbed for Best Director – the film is his directorial debut.

Speaking about the snub, Gaga told The Los Angeles Times: “Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen. But at the end of the day, he knows…

Sam Smith Is Reclaiming His "Curves" And Fighting "The Fuck Back"


"In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down,” Smith captioned the photo. “Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally. "

While the photo was a departure for the singer-songwriter ― who…

Ciara's New Song "Greatest Love" Is Perfect And Really Personal


Valentine's Day is just two days away, but Ciara has already started the celebrations early. The 33-year-old put on quite the sexy performance in her music video for new single, Greatest Love.

Pushing about the love she has for her husband, Ciara sang, "I should’ve known when you took my son as your own / I ain’t saying I ain’t like all the carats and the stone / It’s just your love that I want / Now it’s you and me against, ‘gainst the entire world, the entire world / I see…

Emma Stone & Haim Recreated Spice Girls Video


Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. Do you wanna see the Spice Girls reunion tour next year with a handful of the biggest celebrities? Well, first, you gotta watch Spice Girls superfans Emma Stone and HAIM recreate the music video dance for “Stop.”

Seeing the show with Stone would be awesome for a number of reasons, but mostly because Stone is a certified Spice Girls stan. The ladies announced their reunion tour in November 2018 around the same time Stone was doing…

Maren Morris Holds Her Head High In New “GIRL” Video


"I think it just comes down to -- we don't want more than everyone else."


The “My Church” singer-songwriter, 27, announced her engagement to Hurd, 32, on Sunday, posting a series of photos in which she shows off her new accessory. In one, she holds a Corona Light while resting her hand on Hurd’s leg, a nod to the lyrics of “Love In a Bar,” the single he wrote about their relationship.
And I feel like the last two years, after touring and growing up a bit more —…

Missy Elliott, John Prine, Yusuf/Cat Stevens Among 2019 Songwriters


"Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as a vital bridge between music’s past and future."



Missy Elliott, John Prine and Yusuf/Cat Stevens are among the 2019 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called his “all-time favorite songwriter”; Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote songs for the Eagles and Glenn Frey’s solo…

Justin Timberlake Surprises Atlanta Crowd With T.I.


Justin Timberlake performs on stage during "The Man of the Woods Tour" at Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

It's solely been a couple of days since Justin Timberlake made his return to the Man of the Woods Tour, and he's already bringing out some huge surprises. At his Atlanta present on Thursday night time, JT introduced out hometown hero T.I. for a hit-filled cameo.

T.i. initially joined Timberlake for his verse on their 2006 team-up "My Love," making the…

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