Keith Richards wants one more Rolling Stones album, Gwen Stefani gets granted a protective order, Princeton students don’t want Big Sean performing at their school, and more on Last Lap.
The ‘Good Doctor,’ Dr. Dre turns 50 years-old today, marking another major milestone in the life of an artist who has seen it all. Who would’ve ever thought the man sonically responsible for such classics as The Chronic and Doggystyle, would end up a billionaire with a global brand as recognizable as the golden arches?
Beyoncé has been nominated for a Grammy Award more times than any other female artist, Gwen Stefani teams up with MasterCard, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, and Charli XCX will be honored at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards and more on Last Lap.
Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are among the few getting honored by CMT, Gwen Stenfani teases her new song “Spark The Fire”, 50 Cent will perform at Cyndi Lauper‘s Home for the Holidays benefit and more on Last Lap.
Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards, Kesha confides in her fans about the alleged abuse from Dr. Luke, Missy Elliot debuts her stunning weight loss transformation and more on First Dibs.
Tonight Gwen Stefani debuts as a judge on NBC’s hit-singing competition The Voice, and there’s no doubt the platinum blonde singer knows enough about the music business to mentor young hopefuls. She toiled in indie ska-punk circles and paid her dues before finding success in the late 1990s with No Doubt and has reinvented herself during her solo stint in the aughts. But it’s been a minute since she released any new music and that got us wondering, does Gwen Stefani still rock? The answer is a resounding yes.
Tegan and Sara celebrate the 10th anniversary of So Jealous, Kanye West barely escapes an awkward interaction with fans in wheelchairs, Miley Cyrus covers Led Zeppelin and more on First Dibs.
If anyone knows what it’s like to attract hate, its musicians. For as much adoration as they receive, there’s a pretty high volume of people looking to tear them down. But the great thing about having music at your disposal is you can release an anti-hate track and have it bounce to number one, putting down the detractors and giving sage advice to us regular people dealing with our own beefs. Taylor Swift is the most recent to jump aboard the anti-hater train with her track “Shake It Off”, but everyone from Beyonce to 50 Cent has a song to sing for the haters.
Nothing’s new. We know this. All of our favorite artists have inspirations, but the genius is in flipping the style and making it their own! Iggy Azalea, formerly Amethyst Amelia Kelly (seriously, she could’ve used this as her stage name), is the queen of “borrowing” from the luminaries that preceded her. Some are obvious; i.e. her Gwen Stefani influence is massive. Others are a bit more surprising — Traci Lords? Really? But the style-shifting Australian emcee has managed to make each of their signature looks her own.
If there is one hit maker who knows how to churn out a Summer Jam, it’s Pharrell Williams. For over 20 years — yes 20! — the singer, songwriter, producer has been cranking out hits for both himself and popular rappers, singers and Daft Punk. Since he has had some many summer hits, we wanted to round up his most successful (as well as our favorites) into one fantastic playlist. All the hits are here, from his first for Wreckx-n-Effect (“Rump Shaker”) to his most recent, “Happy.” But what song was the biggest of his career? We bet you can guess.