| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The second night of "American Idol's" Rush Week, on which 15 male contestants showed up ready to sing, though only 10 would be invited to do so, went much more smoothly than the first. Of course, it wasn't a terribly high bar to surmount.
Like the women...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The demands of promotion and commemoration came together Monday night on "Late Show With David Letterman," where Broken Bells performed a cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her."
The L.A.-based alt-rock duo (featuring James Mercer of the Shins and A-list...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:14 PM
They recently moved to America, but Arctic Monkeys have lost no love at home.
The English garage-rock foursome's "AM" was named album of the year Wednesday at the Brit Awards in London, beating out discs by David Bowie, Disclosure, Rudimental and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:28 PM
With the title cut of his latest album, country star Eric Church proclaims himself one of "The Outsiders," but he's definitely among the in-crowd now. "The Outsiders" cruises to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. pop charts, having sold 288,000 copies in its...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:07 AM
When it comes to the intersection of pop music and sports, this winter has been an especially cold one. We had Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show -- an able yet professional jukebox-style nod to greater heights achieved by past rhythm-and-blues...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:17 PM
New music was no match for old hits on the album chart this week, as the latest installment in the pop compilation series "Now That's What I Call Music!" entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1.
"Now 49," with familiar singles by One Direction, Katy Perry...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
If you walk out of "The Lego Movie" without humming its absurdly chipper theme song, "Everything Is Awesome," you're made of stronger stuff than most.
The tune, a sugar blast of optimistic synth-pop featuring Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island, is the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
"Southern peaches," Ryan Seacrest said appreciatively of his hometown talent as "American Idol" scoured Atlanta for starry-eyed singers. Certainly Thursday's show, the season's first hour-long episode, brought us a few sweet voices -- not to mention...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
This year’s Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on CBS.
Three and a half hours, huh? And a 2½-hour pre-telecast ceremony to boot? Well, the Grammy Awards show is chock-full of star-studded...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Betting on the outcome of the Grammys is always a losing game. And the nominations for the 56th annual ceremony prove the voting members of the Recording Academy are as broad as ever with their musical tastes.
But history has shown that unpredictability...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” won the prize for R&B album at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday.
A decade into a career that boasts more than 35 millions records sold and 14 Grammys, Keys said she was struggling to find herself. After...