MTV Announces 2021 Video Music Awards Nominations

MTV on Wednesday revealed its nominations for the 2021 Video Music Awards, with Justin Bieber and Meghan Thee Stallion leading the pack. This year’s MTV VMAs will return to New York City at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept. 12. Last year’s awards ceremony was initially scheduled to be held at

Review: Billie Eilish remains brilliant with sophomore album

“Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope Records) Billie Eilish seems to be in a good place on her sophomore album. “I’m happier than ever,” she sings on the first song. But there’s a tear running down her cheek on the cover. And before the collection is done, she returns to

Kali Uchis Gives Epic 'Telepatía' Performance at Premios Juventud

Kali Uchis brought her signature style and good vibes to the 2021 Premios Juventud. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter made her debut at the annual awards show, taking the stage during Thursday’s ceremony to perform her hit single, “Telepatía.” Uchis radiated in a sparkling bodysuit with a sheer draped dress as she

The Music Scene in This Brooklyn Neighborhood Is Here to Stay

One July Sunday, just off Newkirk Plaza in Brooklyn — between the yellow facade of a laundromat and the red awning of a bodega — the mellow strains of a saxophone floated over a crowd of about 150. The Haitian jazz guitarist Eddy Bourjolly introduced the song “Complainte Paysanne,” and

Usher on New Las Vegas Residency and Preparing for Baby No. 4

It’s all good in Usher’s world. As he awaits the arrival of his fourth child, the 42-year-old singer is back on stage performing for fans — and dished about it all to ET’s Lauren Zima.  “I was really overwhelmed,” Usher admitted of returning to the stage for opening night on

Why Did Mary J. Blige Write 'No More Drama'?

Throughout her time in the public eye, Mary J. Blige has been through her fair share of drama. The Grammy-winning singer has been in relationships that have been scrutinized and had her personal life dissected for others. Mary J. Blige’s early career Mary J. Blige grew up in the Schlobohm

L’Rain’s Songs Hold Ghosts, Demons and Healing

“I think I am always surrounded by ghosts,” said Taja Cheek, the songwriter who records as L’Rain. “I like to be haunted. I’ve been revisiting the past to try to understand where I am now.” Yet in a video interview from her home in Brooklyn, L’Rain was cheerfully down-to-earth. Behind

Former Sony Music employees consider class action lawsuit

A dozen former employees of Sony Music Australia have approached a law firm to investigate launching a class action lawsuit against the global music empire. Criminal lawyer Lauren MacDougall, from MacDougall and Hydes Lawyers in Sydney, confirmed staff members had contacted her in the wake of Sony Music’s investigation into

Twenty One Pilots Return With New Album ‘Scaled & Icy’ – Listen to Lead Single ‘Shy Away’ & Read the Lyrics!

The boys of Twenty One Pilots are back! The group returned on Wednesday (April 7) to announce that their new album, Scaled and Icy, will be released on May 21. In addition to the album announcement, the duo also shared the upcoming album’s first single, “Shy Away,” which is accompanied

5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now

‘The British Project’ — Walton: ‘Troilus and Cressida’ City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon) Whether the cause is Brexit, or the coronavirus, or the rearranging of priorities that has arrived in their wake, there has been a small but significant recent exodus of musicians from Britain’s