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Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars Lead List of Best 2012 Albums

Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Lana Del Ray, these are the artists whose albums did it for me this year. When it comes to a Best Albums 2012 list, I wouldn’t be satisfied without them. It was a great year in music, even if the industry continues to struggle. Here's why I thought these albums stood out. in no particular order:...

Frank Ocean Builds Pyramids in New Video for Song (watch!)

Frank Ocean continues his sold run on “Saturday Night Live” with a new video for his song “Pyramids.” Ocean’s rising career follows years when he worked as a songwriter for such artists as Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend. Ocean, 24, had his coming out party, so to speak, on SNL last weekend. He performed two songs, “Thinking About You” and a shortened version of “Pyramids.” His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July as a digital download exclusively on iTunes and was released as a CD the following week. Three songs off the album have charted as singles, the two he performed on SNL and “Sweet Life.”...

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....

Frank Ocean European Tour Sidelined by Vocal Problems

Frank Ocean has been forced to curtail his European tour, including a much anticipated paring with British band Coldplay, because of unspecified vocal problems. Ocean worked as a songwriter for such artists as Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend before launching his own career in 2010....