| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:34 AM
With only a month to go until the release of her new album, Lady Gaga is putting the promotional engine into overdrive -- so much so that now she's promoting things other than "Artpop."
The singer late Wednesday posted a video for her song "Aura," which...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Like Wile E. Coyote realizing too late that he's walked off a cliff and is standing on thin air, "Britney Jean," the new studio album from Britney Spears, is marked with so many sleights of hand, dubious lyrics and bombastic but boringly simple melodies...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:44 AM
When the Grammy nominations special goes live on Friday night, there’s one likely nominee who will be missing in action: Drake.
The rapper's latest chart-topper “Nothing Was the Same” could be in the running for multiple categories,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde, T.I. and Miguel have been added to the slate of performers for the Grammy Awards nominations concert special Friday.
Perry will be beamed in from Canada and Swift’s performance will be shown from Australia, where...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Coachella has pulled off plenty of buzz-worthy reunions over the years -- Blur, Rage Against the Machine, the Pixies -- but Indio might be staging one of the biggest on-stage moments in hip-hop since Tupac (virtually) rose from the dead.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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Whether Grammy voters will recognize it or not, it's been a curious and transitional year for popular music. A few of its brightest new stars, 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, country...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:55 PM
We're a touch late to the game on this, but recently, both Hall & Oates and "Ballin' Oates" have been popping up on shuffle with a mysterious frequency, so much so that it deserves mention.
Hall & Oates? Dismiss them at your peril: The team long ago...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.
1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Kelela | Singer-songwriter
With its spacey textures and shape-shifting grooves, Beyoncé's self-...
| Nov 6, 2013
I’m not a Lady Gaga fan. Let’s just put that on the record.
Lately, though, it doesn’t seem like many Little Monsters care much about the pop star’s new “ArtPop” either, if the album’s apparent lack of buzz is...