Toni Braxton Confirms Her Engagement To Birdman
R&B superstar Toni Braxton has confirmed that she's engaged to rapper Birdman, her boyfriend of almost two years. The happy news was revealed in a promo for the upcoming season of Braxton's reality show, Braxton Family Values. Braxton gleefully tells her family in a teaser for the WE tv series, "I have an announcement to make. I'm engaged!" The video also gave us a glimpse at the reality star's go...
Fergie Responds To Anthem Backlash: 'I Love This Country And Honestly Tried My Best'!
The national anthem is as traditional in American sports as the first pitch, tip off and kick off. So getting the chance to perform the anthem before a major event, such as the NBA All-Star Game, is a huge honor.
After getting lambasted for her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Fergie addressed her less-than-stellar performance at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.
"I've always been honored...
Travis Scott On Stormi, His Daughter With Kylie Jenner
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner welcomed their daughter into the world on Feb. 1 but he has spoken for the first time about his new bundle of joy while leaving the nightclub Poppy on Saturday. The 25-year-old rapper was asked by TMZ how his baby girl was doing and the new-father sweetly replied:
While Travis' life seems to be thriving both in his personal and professional r...
|Charts / Awards (19/02/2018)|
BRIT Awards Nominees Are Scaling This Week's UK Albums Chart
Nominees for the 2018 BRIT Awards are scaling the UK Albums Chart ahead of this week's ceremony on Wednesday (Feb 21). Dua Lipa, who is nominated for five awards including Album of the Year, is already seeing a boost for her self-titled debut, up seven places to Number 4 on the latest UK Chart Update. The collection is also on track to hit a new peak this week, originally landing at Number 5 last ...
|Pop / Rock (19/02/2018)|
Tall Heights Reflect On The Past And Look To The Future In New Single "Not Like It Was" Out Now
Electrofolk band, Tall Heights release their 2nd single of the year, "Not Like It Was" (Sony Music Masterworks). Just weeks into their massive 40-date US Winter/Spring tour with Nashville-based alternative band, Judah & the Lion and Indie-rock band, Colony House, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the breakthrough act.
Of the new track, the band says, "I think speaking fondly of the past...
Sundae + Mr. Goessl - When You're Smiling - Seattle Weekly's Best Jazz Act Of 2017
Sundae + Mr. Goessl's 5th studio album When You're Smiling has an exciting, fuller sound this time around. The duo took full advantage of their time at Studio Nels (Seattle, WA) and created an uplifting blend of 15 songs ranging from 1921-present. These profoundly arranged tunes vary from purely guitar and vocals to nearly full band with stacked harmonies, melodica, snare drum, percussion, glocken...
|Pop / Rock (19/02/2018)|
Chicago's Soft Candy Releases LP "The Luvrs & The H8ers," Celebrate With Release Show At Wild Prairie
Chicago baroque pop-rock n roll group Soft Candy is back on the scene with their full-length debut LP, "The Lüvrs & The H8ers," which they have self-released with a vinyl run. Having previously released music on Chicago's legendary underground rock label HoZac Records, this group of vintage-inspired rockers is helmed by pianist and vocalist Alex Rowney and features a rotating cast of local musici...
Monday Morning Serving Of Electro Indie From BBC 6 Music Favourites 'Birds Of Hell'
March 16th 2018 sees the release of Birds Of Hell's new single 'I Love Saturday Night'; a scummy ode to nights on the town.
Birds Of Hell is the work of Pete Murdoch. He comes from the Norwich Electronic Indie scene that recently brought us Sink Ya Teeth and Let's Eat Grandma. Pete is a former member of Sargasso Trio who signed to Tummy Touch, released recordings in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan...
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store And Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Scotty McCreery Ask Fans To Share Clips For A Chance To Be Featured In Exclusive Music Video For Singer's Hit "Five More Minutes"
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and country music superstar Scotty McCreery today announced a call for entries to their "Five More Minutes" video contest. Fans are encouraged to submit a one to three-minute video clip of them reuniting with the people in their lives they want to spend five more minutes with including their families and friends, as well as loved ones in military service. Submitt...
|Tour Dates (19/02/2018)|
Dead Horse Trauma Announces European Tour With Ektomorf
DEAD HORSE TRAUMA announced they will be heading to Europe in support of EKTOMORF this March. The band will be re-releasing the European version of LIFE under the Revival Media Group label.
DEAD HORSE TRAUMA has separated themselves from the pack with a high energy live show as well as an undeniable work ethic that has taken this band from a home town power house to a national touring juggern...
|Metal / Hard Rock (19/02/2018)|
Reach Release 'Running On Empty' Music Video
Swedish melodic hard rock band REACH, have released a music video for the song 'Running On Empty'. The track is taken from the new album 'The Great Divine', out in Japan on February 21st and globally on February 23rd, 2018. The album was recorded at Rocksta Sound Studio, produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T) and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar, etc).
The new material consists of 10 songs wri...
|Charts / Awards (19/02/2018)|
Bounty Killer Receives International Blue & Bougie Award
Although he is unable to travel to the United States, veteran DJ Rodney Pryce aka Bounty Killer continues to make a tremendously positive impact stateside in the music industry. Earlier tonight, the pioneering and charitable DJ was honored with a Blue & Bougie Lifetime Achievement Award at Mingles Cafe in the Bronx, NY for his outstanding contribution to the music industry in Jamaica and internati...
|Pop / Rock (19/02/2018)|
Razorwire Halo Release New Single, "Sweat"
Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released their single, "Sweat," from their upcoming EP Retaliate, due out March 27th, 2018.
"In the last couple years each one of us have had major hardships in our lives that have hit us deeply in various ways. Physically and emotionally we have been beat down and broken. The upcoming EP focuses on some of these experiences and the e...
Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water Limited Edition Boxed Set & 2CD Set To Be Released April 27, 2018
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official limited edition deluxe boxed set of Yes founder CHRIS SQUIRE's legendary 1975 solo album FISH OUT OF WATER. Recorded in the late Spring and Summer of 1975 whilst Yes was on hiatus as members recorded their respective solo albums, FISH OUT OF WATER was a breath-taking work, and equal in standard to any Yes album in terms of sheer ...
|MP3 and More (19/02/2018)|
Dinner Conversations With Mark Lowry And Andrew Greer Kicks Off Second Half Of Debut Season
Film series and podcast "Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer" airs its midseason premiere tonight with the series' most poignant and timely episode to date, "Race and the Church," featuring Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Nicole C. Mullen. Series also makes broadcast debut through partnership with Cornerstone Television Network
With the help of these guests—some of ou...
|Charts / Awards (18/02/2018)|
Drake's 'God's Plan' Makes It Four Weeks At No 1 Of The UK Singles Chart
Drake has extended his reign over the UK Singles Chart this week with God's Plan. The track, taken from his Scary Hours EP, was streamed 6.7 million times this week to claim a fourth stint at Number 1. God's Plan is Drake's third UK Number 1 single, following What's My Name? with Rihanna in 2010 and One Dance in 2016.
It means Rudimental have to settle for a second week at Number 2 with their...
Professor Green Releases 'Unruly' Ft. Fekky
Platinum album selling rapper, Professor Green, releases new track 'Unruly.' Featuring fellow South London emcee Fekky, Unruly is produced by Green's previous collaborator Diztortion (Lethal Bizzle, Wiley, Stormzy, Major Lazer) and was premiered last night on Radio 1Xtra by DJ Target.
Released by Relentless Records / Sony today, Unruly drops ahead of Professor Green hosting the Brit Awards 2018 ...
|Pop / Rock (18/02/2018)|
Niall Horan Releases New Single 'On The Loose'
Fresh from the massive global success of his critically acclaimed debut solo album 'Flicker', Niall Horan today releases his new single 'On The Loose'. Watch the alternate version below:
'Flicker' has to date amassed over 2 BILLION worldwide streams and sold over 2 MILLION albums - hitting No.1 in the US, Top 3 in the UK, 2x platinum in Ireland, and platinum in the US, Canada, Australia...
|Charts / Awards (18/02/2018)|
The Greatest Showman Delivers Its Strongest Performance Yet To Claim A 6th Week At No 1!
The Greatest Showman celebrates a sixth week at Number 1 the UK Albums Chart and enjoys its strongest sales week yet! The Motion Picture Cast Recording to the Oscar-nominated movie starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Keala Settle has outsold its nearest rival by over three copies to one. Finishing the week with 51,000 combined sales, it's the album's strongest sales week so far, 70% of which were...
Listen To Azealia Banks' "God's Plan" Freestyle
Shortly after Drake dropped the feel-good video for "God's Plan," Azealia Banks unveils a remix to the Scary Hours chart-topper.
Over the Boi-1da, Yung Exclusive, and 40-produced instrumental, Banks bashes fellow MCs while saying that she's got the game on lock.
"The game's over," she raps. "The door's open for the challenge / Drive with the mileage / I'm steady with the beam like Gabby, I ...
A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane & 21 Savage Are "Cocky" On New Single
ASAP Rocky, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage have joined together for a new song: "Cocky," which also features London on da Track, is taken from the soundtrack to Uncle Drew, the upcoming basketball movie starring All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. The film, which is inspired by a series of Pepsi commercials, also stars Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, JAY-Z's "Moonlight"), Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll, as well as ...
August Greene Releases New Track "Black Kennedy"
Golden Globe, GRAMMY, Academy Award winning activist, actor and artist Common, four-time GRAMMY Award winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper, and drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins released the second single "Black Kennedy" from their new group August Greene. The FADER said of the song "Riggins' drums feel like the human body as metronome, a sturdy backbone for Glasper's dreamscape p...
Janelle Monae Announces New Album 'Dirty Computer,' Shares Accompanying Trailer
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe is prepping a strong comeback this year with the announcement of Dirty Computer, an "emotion picture" defined as a new album and accompanying film.
The multihypenated star has released a special trailer for the anticipated album and narrative film project, which is set to air in select theaters nationwide before screenings of Marvel's Black Pa...
The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down Out Now
Critically acclaimed American roots artist The Reverend Shawn Amos has released his new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down. Amos says that the album is meant to "remind of us our commonality and our brotherhood. I've been listening to a lot of music from the Staples Singers, Freedom Singers, and other '60s blues, folk and gospel acts. Music meant to stir our conscience. We're living in s...
Susto Releases 'Susto Stories'
The Charleston, South Carolina based band SUSTO releases SUSTO Stories: an album of commentary, live recordings, and variations of songs from SUSTO's 2017 full-length & I'm Fine Today. Paste writes of & I'm Fine Today "the rich narratives echo on a molecular level; Osborne's voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment." The band has been featured in Billboard, NPR Music,
Kat Meoz Releases New EP 'Here I Wait'
LA garage rocker Kat Meoz has released her new EP 'Here I Wait.' The EP has been garnering heavy airplay by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer on his nationally syndicated show The Underground Garage on SiriusXM and features the singles, "Here I Wait" and "Conquest".
PopMatters recently praised the song for its "noisy, angry slab of guitar-driven rock that summons comparisons to PJ Harvey in her ...
Matthews Southern Comfort "Like A Radio" Coming To CD And Digital Formats March 9th
Never let it be said that Iain Matthews is one to dwell on past successes. These days, most band 'reunions' take place because of the huge financial rewards available and occasionally, record company pressure. In the case of Matthews Southern Comfort, neither reason applies.
The original band wasn't around long enough to have any fanatical following and there is no high profile label hovering...
Wolverhampton, UK's Dearist Releasing Sophomore LP 'Sonder' On April 27, 2018
Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist will release their sophomore full-length, 'Sonder,' via Spartan Records on April 27. A track off the forthcoming release ("Drowning") is debuting today on The Alternative.
Adam Binder (vocals/guitar) says, "This song made it onto the new album pretty early, I was listening to a lot of mid tempo 90's alternative rock at the time and I wanted to write a song with ...
Inside Outsider David Garfield Seizes The Opportunity To Create "Outside The Box"
Four decades into an accomplished career that has seen him record and tour with many of the brightest stars in the contemporary jazz, R&B and pop galaxies as well as front his own bands and solo albums, keyboardist-songwriter-producer-arranger David Garfield still feels like an outsider.
"All my life, I'm just trying to make music that I really believe in and can get really excited about. It'...
|Pop / Rock (17/02/2018)|
Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Shawn Colvin Releases New Video "Hush Little Baby"
GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has released a new video for the song "Hush Little Baby" from her forthcoming Amazon Original album The Starlighter. The Starlighter is a collection of songs adapted from the children's music book "Lullabies and Night Songs," and will be released on February 23rd via Amazon Music.
The Starlighter will be released exclusively for purchase on Amazon...