On July 20, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington shockingly passed away at age 41. Here, we look back on the life of one of the biggest alt-rock stars of the past 20 years.
Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the top 20 songs of the first six months of 2017. But read on to learn who's No. 1.
USA! USA! To celebrate America’s favorite day to BBQ and blow things up, let’s take a look at how some of the biggest music stars let their colors show. Whether a simple American flag tee or a full-on Uncle Sam getup (in sequins!), these singers know how to make a patriotic fashion statement.
The Weeknd, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran all spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the first half of 2017. But such veteran hit-makers as Katy Perry and John Mayer set records they would probably just as soon forget.
“It takes stones, it takes cojones, to sing with a straight gay face a song like ‘Macho Man,’” Randy Jones, aka the original Cowboy from LGBTQ disco sensations Village People, tells Yahoo Music with a laugh. Jones and his fellow uniformed macho men made a major impact in the 1970s, largely through network TV exposure — much like the Emmy-winning RuPaul Charles and the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are infiltrating the mainstream today.
What will be the Song of the Summer — the tune you’ll be hearing all summer long at pool parties, picnics, and backyard BBQs? Justin Bieber is featured on two prime contenders — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One.” Both songs have already reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. Bieber is vying to become the first artist to have two of the top five Songs of the Summer since Iggy Azalea achieved the feat three years ago. He could even wind up being No. 1 and No. 2 for the season. Only two artists have done that — Usher in 2004 and the Black Eyed Peas in 2009.
It’s a good thing John Lennon’s round spectacles made eyeglasses suddenly cool 50 years ago, because you’ll definitely want to keep your reading glasses handy for all the Beatles-related books hitting stores to roughly coincide with the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Settle into your favorite reading chair and re-meet the band that spawned a thousand paperback (and hardback) writers!
As Team Alicia’s Chris Blue, Team Blake’s Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden, and Team Adam’s Jesse Larson prepare to compete on next week’s The Voice Season 12 finale, Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks catches up with them in the studio, where they are laying down their final iTunes recordings of the season — including their coach duets.
On May 17, alternative rock legend Chris Cornell passed away at age 52. Here, we look back on the life of one of the greatest rock singers of all time.
Last season on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the contestants struck a pose in Madonna drag — and while they expressed themselves and gave good face, almost half of them inexplicably wore “Nothing Really Matters”-inspired kimonos for the challenge. Drag Race judge and avowed Madonna fangirl Michelle Visage was NOT amused. Neither was RuPaul. So for this week’s Drag Race episode, the series staged a “shequel” and had the new Season 9 queens pay their own sartorial tribute to the “Dress You Up” queen of pop.
Barbra Streisand, who turns 75 today (April 24), is the best-selling female recording artist in history. The superstar has sold 68.5 million albums in the U.S. over the years — 4 million more than her nearest rival, Madonna. (You could say the Funny Girl tops the Material Girl.) Streisand is the leader among female artists for most gold albums (51) and platinum albums (30).
Our list of 12 of the oddest releases from 10 years of Record Store Day includes unusual one-off discs from stars like Paul McCartney, Metallica, Jack White and the Flaming Lips.
Country’s biggest stars came out in full force for the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena on April 2. Check out the onstage action from the 52nd Annual ACM Awards.
Howdy, fashion folks! The superstars of Nashville hit the red carpet for Sunday’s Academy of Country Music awards, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performed their new single, Speak To a Girl, while Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler stepped out in their style best. Here’s who wore what.
In honor of this being the year 2017, the South by Southwest music festival is offering just over 1,700 acts on its lineup. Actually, the numbers are surely a coincidence, but the sheer math of it all is deeply overwhelming. Here’s a quick guide to some of the more promising top draws, from Wu-Tang Clan to Weezer.
Happy International Women’s Day! March 8 is a day when many women will going on strike, but we’re still celebrating the careers of some of the hard-working bands in showbiz. Ladies, let these artists be your inspiration to start bands of your own. Loud ones