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Lorde Debuts Sensuous New Sound at Coachella Festival (Photos, Video!) 4

Lorde Debuts Sensuous New Sound at Coachella Festival (Photos, Video!)

Lorde debuted a more sensuous sound with songs of her new album, Melodrama. The break-up inspired songs conjured up Taylor Swift, but had enough indie-rock edge to keep the New Zealand singing sensation’s integrity intact. Lorde looked every inch the sultry chanteuse in a strapless black sequined pantsuit, but didn’t back off of her signature high-energy performance....
Taylor Swift Declares War on Sony Music Over Kesha Contract Fight 6

Taylor Swift Declares War on Sony Music Over Kesha Contract Fight

Taylor Swift has raised the stakes considerably for Sony Music Entertainment’s contract battle with pop star Kesha. She’s given Kesha $250,000 to underwrite her legal battle on behalf of all female artists. Kesha’s case has become an unexpected rallying cry for female music artists. It's grown to include Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and New Zealand singer Lorde. ...
Taylor Swift Has Made It to The Top; Now Is She Ready for the Backlash? 8

Taylor Swift Has Made It to The Top; Now Is She Ready for the Backlash?

Taylor Swift is unquestionably the biggest thing in music at the moment. She even has her own Time magazine cover just like Bruce Springsteen, The Dixie Chicks, Kanye West and the biggest performers of the past five decades. Is she ready for a fall? As Isaac Newton learned in the 17th Century: What goes up must come down. And, the sniping has already begun. Katy Perry’s boyfriend, dance producer Diplo mockingly joked that Swift could use a crowdsourcing campaign to fund a new butt for the slender build....
Lorde's Royals Banned by San Fran Radio Stations for World Series 10

Lorde’s Royals Banned by San Fran Radio Stations for World Series

Lorde said her hit song “Royals” was inspired by baseball Hall of Fame player George Brett. That was enough to get her song banned on two San Francisco radio stations for the duration of the World Series. Good fun, or bad sportsmanship? The San Francisco Giants will play the Kansas City Royals for the championship starting Tuesday. The song isn't about baseball, or Brett. ...
Lady Gaga's Edginess May Be Pushing Career Over Edge (video) 12

Lady Gaga’s Edginess May Be Pushing Career Over Edge (video)

Lady Gaga’s latest controversy over her leaked video revealed a deep split in her management team that suggests her efforts to be edgy may be pushing her career over the edge. Artists like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Iggy Azalea and Ke$ha moved in on her pop music demographic, already hemmed in by established acts like Rihanna and Beyonce....
One Direction a Stand Out at BBC Radio One's Big Weekend (watch!) 14

One Direction a Stand Out at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend (watch!)

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, better known as One Direction, hit the stage at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend at Glasgow Green in Scotland over the weekend for a seven song set. The event drew a number of other top performers including New Zealand teen sensation Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Katy Perry....
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Emma Watson Is Queen of Hearts in Wonderland Mag (photos!)

Emma Watson applies her intellectual prowess as editor and also poses for the new issue of Wonderland magazine. She looks like she tumbled down the rabbit hole and came out as Queen of Hearts. She’ll be reigning on two covers and with a royal court of Hollywood stars. The magazine name-drops Lena Dunham, Jonah Hill, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Patti Smith, Joseph Gorden Levitt, Sofia Coppola and Guillermo del Toro to name a few....
Madonna Leads Star-Studded Grammy Lineup; See Complete List! 16

Madonna Leads Star-Studded Grammy Lineup; See Complete List!

Madonna kicked a cast off her foot and is picking out her best high heels to perform at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. She’s headlining acts that include Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde and surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The awards show, hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) boasts three-and-a-half hours of almost non-stop music....
Grammy Nominations Leave Plenty of Room for Debate; Snubs Abound 18

Grammy Nominations Leave Plenty of Room for Debate; Snubs Abound

The 2014 Grammy nominations were a mixed bag again this year with head-scratching picks and major snubs, including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, Eminem, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake. But off-beat picks and hot newcomers should add some freshness to the show this year. The nominations were unveiled Friday (Dec. 6) at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles in a televised ceremony that featured performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry and Lorde....