Big band singer Margaret Whiting dies in NJ at 86

2011-01-13 13:39:50

As a songwriter's daughter and a singer who sold millions of records herself in the 1940s and '50s, Margaret Whiting knew what separated a good singer from a great one.

Britney Spears' new single blasts on to radio

2011-01-12 09:23:02

After just one day, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 16 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS.

Rihanna equals Elvis record with 5th UK No. 1

2011-01-11 13:26:10

R&B singer Rihanna took the pop music charts by storm this week with a No. 1 single, album and two other songs in the charts.

Britney Spears debuts 'Hold It Against Me' single

2011-01-11 10:00:25

Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" was set to officially premiere on January 11, but the single is now available a day early for fans' listening pleasure, courtesy of Ryan Seacrest.

Trent Reznor to score 'Dragon Tattoo' remake film

2011-01-11 10:00:14

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been tapped to compose the music for David Fincher's English language adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Coldplay refused Glee's request until show grew

2011-01-09 17:29:34

Coldplay wouldn't allow one their songs to be used in 'Glee' - but changed their minds once the show took off.

Eminem, Drake lead rap sales surge in 2010

2011-01-07 15:42:32

Rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's "Recovery," and the non-traditional store sector became the No. 1 retail channel.

Paul McCartney to sing at Prince's wedding

2011-01-07 13:55:38

Sir Paul McCartney is to sing at Prince William's wedding.

Beatles being paid directly by iTunes in deal

2011-01-07 09:16:36

It seems that the EMI/Beatles deal that finally brought the Fab Four's catalog to iTunes may be more groundbreaking than originally thought.

Aretha Franklin says health problem 'resolved'

2011-01-07 08:56:30

Without confirming reports that she has been battling cancer or even saying why she was sick, soul icon Aretha Franklin said in a magazine interview on Thursday that she is now "feeling great" after recent surgery.

Bruno Mars throws "Grenade" to top of singles chart

2010-12-30 09:05:31

Bruno Mars ended Katy Perry's three-week reign on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart on Wednesday, rising one place to the top with "Grenade," his second No. 1 hit as a lead artist.

Kim Kardashian premieres new song on New Year's Eve

2011-01-04 09:12:56

Kim Kardashian rang in 2011 by making her first foray into the music world, as the reality TV star premiered her debut single at a New Year's Eve party at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas.