Ne-Yo's long-awaited new album, R.E.D., has been released today, and we've embedded it above for your listening pleasure. R.E.D., meaning Realizing Every Dream, is Ne-Yp's fifth album, and his first on Motown Records, and many are saying it's his best work to date. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Robin Gibb has died. The Bee Gees singer has passed away after a battle with cancer aged 62. His family, including wife, Dwina, brother, Barry, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29, had been keeping a vigil at his bedside at a hospital in London in recent weeks.
"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time," said a statement released by relatives.
Robin had surgery on his bowel last year for an unrelated condition, but a tumor was discovered and he was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and then liver. He was recently thought to be in remission, but his condition worsened when he was diagnosed with pneumonia last month.
In February Robin told how he felt "fantastic" and had made spectacular progress in his cancer battle, and even returned to the stage, receiving a standing ovation when he appeared at a London Palladium charity concert supporting injured servicemen and women with The Soldiers, performing Bee Gees tracks "How Deep Is Your Love" and "I've Gotta Get A Message To You."
Rihanna believes having Chris Brown on her new album "made sense."
The "You Da One" singer worked with her ex-boyfriend - who was charged with assaulting her in early 2009 - on track "Birthday Cake" and she thinks it was sensible to have him on there because he is the best musician for the job.
"I reached out to him about doing 'Birthday Cake' because that's the only person that really, it made sense to do the record. Just as a musician, despite everything else, that was going to be the person. You know, I thought about rappers, and I've done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like, 'Why don't you do the remix to my track?' and it was a trade off," she said.
Lady Gaga released the latest of her over-the-top music videos today, premiering the debut track from her upcoming album, Born This Way. The song is written by Gaga herself, with choreography by Laurie Ann Gibson. Hit us with your thoughts in the comments.
No -- when he's been mentioned in the same sentence as The Muppets ... or Josh Groban.
In the video above, Oscar and Grammy nominee Groban has lifted West's own words for his latest album. The Best Tweets of Kanye West rivals the Twitter-based duet -- "Tweet Tweet" -- Drake and Jimmy Kimmel collaborated on earlier this year.
After the jump, you can also see the Muppets of Sesame Street take on a NSFW version of "Monster." Now that we've seen the PBS characters singing both Lil Jon and Kanye West songs -- should we say a bright future in rap is ahead of them?
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You can look back at 2010 and think about the Gulf Oil Spill, the Tea Party movement or the Chilean Mine incident.
Or, you can fondly remember the year for a whole new round of infectious music.
Can’t recall the tracks you were introduced to over the past 12 months? Then check out the latest creation from DJ Earworm above.
Billboard’s Top 25 Hits of 2010 – which are all incorporated in the mashup -- are listed in full after the jump.
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A year after Michael Jackson's This Is It debuted comes word of another possible film based on the late singer's work.
According to a report, Kenny Ortega – the director of that concert film/documentary – may be helming a theatrical adaptation of the video for “Thriller.”
Several studios are reportedly interested in obtaining the script to be penned by screenwriter Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up).
If you’re going to member of the Smith family, there are two things you better learn how to do: act and sing. Fortunately for Willow Smith, she can do both.
At just nine years of age, Willow -- the daughter of actors/singers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – has already nabbed roles in several films (I Am Legend, Kitt Kittredge). She also has secured her own record deal. Seriously.
“Whip My Hair,” the first single from Roc Nation's newest artist, is Willow’s way of expressing her individuality. “You can’t be afraid to be yourself and you can’t let anyone tell you that that’s wrong. My mom and I are very strong individuals and I just know that because lots of people don’t act like themselves so they’re not happy,” she explained.
If you like what you heard, you can purchase the song when it hits iTunes on October 26. Until then, make sure you also check out Karate Kid’s Jaden Smith – Willow’s big brother – singing with Justin Bieber.
Read More | Just Jared
Obviously Lady Gaga has gained in popularity over the last 8 months or so, but even back when she was going to do the Fame Kills combo tour with Kanye West, she was seen as a legitimate draw…but then Kanye pulled out and she toured on her own, visiting smaller venues. This year she blew up, selling out arenas on her own. Having gone to both, I definitely prefer the smaller shows where everyone is up close and personal with the performer. Even more weird though, the staging and effects were twice as good at the smaller show, on the smaller stage, than they were at the larger dome show. Better effects, and an awesome 3D video backdrop (it’s hard to describe, but it was fantastic) definitely won out over what they put together for the bigger show. Go figure.
We’ve got two images from each event after the break - have a preference? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE: The group has offered to pay for group counseling sessions to help those who witnessed the suicide.
Fans attending a Swell Season concert Thursday night in Saratoga, CA left stunned by what they saw.
A man who had climbed onto a roof behind the stage jumped to his death before the crowd. The victim, later identified as 32-year-old from San Jose, fell approximately three stories onto a speaker. He reportedly landed within feet of singer Glen Hansard. (The video above was shot after the event.)
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