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Leon Else Discusses Mental Health, Amy Winehouse & His New Music Video for ‘Beautiful World’

Leon Else began recording music at the age of 12, using his creativity as an escape from his rocky upbringing in the U.K. He scrapped and saved to send himself to dance school where he became a talented ballerino, but ultimately decided to pursue music, releasing a series of...

Banks Was Rising to the Top When She Disappeared. Here’s Why

Two years ago, Banks suddenly retreated from her flourishing career. Now she’s emerging with her most confident album to date -- and finally feels at peace. In the artwork for the single “Gimme,” Banks’ first solo release since 2017, the synth-pop singer gazes into the distance as she clutches her bare...

Eddie Island Talks the Fastest Post-‘Idol’ Album Release Ever With ‘Industry Standard’

In a surprise move, American Idol season 17 finalist Eddie Island drops his debut album on Friday (May 24). Industry Standard, available on all digital platforms, comes out just five days after the grand finale, which saw Laine Hardy named the winner. Island's quick move sets a record for...

Ed Sheeran Shares ‘Cross Me,’ Featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock: ‘Stream It Now’

It’s been a good – no, great – week for Sheerios.  While Ed Sheeran’s recently-released collaboration with Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care,” continues to fly high on charts around the globe, the British pop superstar started dropping hints of more to come. Then, on Thursday came a complete bolt from the blue...

Michael Jackson’s Ex-Manager and Estate Settle Dispute Mid-Trial

Michael Jackson's estate and his former manager Tohme Tohme have settled a long-running dispute over whether he was owed commission from as far back as 2008. Tohme in 2012 sued the estate, claiming he was owed a 15 percent commission on money Jackson made during the last year of his...

Ally Brooke Drops ‘Lips Don’t Lie’ Featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: ‘Stream It Now’

Pucker up. Ally Brooke has shared “Lips Don't Lie,” her new single featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. A mid-tempo R&B tune, “Lips” is the latest release from, Brooke, a former member of powerhouse pop group Fifth Harmony, who signed a solo record deal with Latium Entertainment, a joint venture...

Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean Set for Bayou Country Superfest

Country music stars Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean headline this weekend’s return of the Bayou Country Superfest to Baton Rouge, where it all began. The annual Memorial Day weekend festival returns to LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Saturday and Sunday after two years in New Orleans. The Advocate reports Chesney,...

Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: The Movie Announced by Netflix

Zach Galifianakis’ long-running Funny or Die interview series “Between Two Ferns” is becoming a Netflix feature film. It’s called Between Two Ferns: The Movie, and it’s out on September 20. The film, directed by Scott Aukerman and produced by Funny or Die, is billed as “featuring celebrities you’ve heard...

Live Nation Announces New Sustainability Goals Including Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

The promoter plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Live Nation has announced that its global sustainability coalition Green Nation is committing to new environmental goals for all of its owned and operated venues and festivals. Among those goals are reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and...

Netflix Unveils ‘The Black Godfather: The Clarence Avant Story’ Trailer: Watch

Legendary music industry executive Clarence Avant is the focus of the upcoming Netflix documentary The Black Godfather, which hits the streaming platform and select theaters on June 7. On Thursday (May 23), Netflix released the trailer for the documentary, produced by Avant’s daughter Nicole Avant and directed by Reggie Hudlin. The snippet features...