| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
It was the first day of Cher Lloyd's "I Wish" tour and the 20-year-old British pop star had been up all morning trying to remember the lyrics to the five new songs she added to her set list. Lloyd — who said the first tour date is always nerve-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Our faves from the show at Navy Pier.
Kids will love smashing this game cube—which is exactly what they’re supposed to do. Sort of like Sorry with a 3-D twist, Squashed allows players to move their pegs around the multiple...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Flying Lotus and Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator seem like artists who could most benefit from an alternative, online-centric music video awards show. Each indie act is known for visually striking clips and an outsider aesthetic that riffs on a universe...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This year, the Puppy Bowl has become an institution. Animal Planet's annual cute-overload counterprogramming to the Super Bowl has reached it milestone 10-year anniversary. And it's pulling out all the stops: Penguins! Keyboard Cat! A live Times Square...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As ludicrous as it sounds, Chuck Melcher denies that this weekend’s tour by models from the new Hooters Calendar is timed to take advantage of the various synergies spinning off Art Basel Miami Beach, where art is becoming ever more obscured by...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The Grammys have the unrivaled prestige. The MTV Video Music Awards go for unpredictable, deliciously viral irreverence. And the BET, Billboard Music and American Music awards are better known for A-list performers than who wins which trophies.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new One Direction album sounds like it was designed to win over (or perhaps further irritate) people likely to scoff at the idea that this British outfit is the biggest band on the planet.
The scale of its success seems beyond dispute, with 16...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Taylor Swift will become only the second recipient ever of the Country Music Assn.’s Pinnacle Award, presented to an artist who dominates music worldwide. She’ll receive the award during Wednesday’s telecast of the 47th annual CMA Awards...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Want to spend seven hours with One Direction?
That opportunity comes Nov. 23, just days ahead of the release of the boy band’s third album, “Midnight Memories,” by way of a live stream during which fans will have the chance to interact...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales.
The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians.
Lady Gaga will...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:29 PM
When Britney Spears releases an album, it's an event powered by dizzying promo plugs and more hype than even Gaga's been able to muster.
All this usually means a debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and impressive sales stats to tack onto the already...