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4 Tracks You Need To Know From Drake’s New Album, Nothing Was The Same

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One of the most anticipated albums of the year is finally here. Drake's third album, Nothing Was The Same, was released officially on September 24, but leaked more than a week prior, giving fans a chance to digest the collection that would presumably solidify Drizzy's status as rap's new top Continue

Review: Rihanna Brings Impressive Parade Of Hits To Baltimore

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Illness forced Rihanna to make her Baltimore area fans wait more than a month longer to see her on her Diamonds World Tour. But when the trek, originally scheduled to land in B-more on March 12, finally came to town Wednesday night (April 24), it was certainly well worth the wait. The Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Rihanna’s New Album “Unapologetic”


The queen of the yearly album release, Rihanna, is back like she never left -- because she hasn't -- with her seventh studio album, Unapologetic. And just as the title suggests, RiRi's new tunes are bigger, bolder, and more brash than ever. And we effing love it. Unapologetic works almost as two Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Christina Aguilera’s New Album “Lotus”


After kind of losing her way with 2010's "Bionic," Christina Aguilera went back to the basics. The results is her new album "Lotus," an incredibly more cohesive set that sees Aguilera still trying out new genres but in a much more subtle and authentic way. The 13-track standard version of the Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Chris Brown’s New Album “Fortune”


First came F.A.M.E., now there's Fortune, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Chris Brown's chart-topping fourth album, which just hit store shelves this week. It's another collection of tracks from the R&B/pop prince showcasing his flare for the eclectic. Similar to its 2011 predecessor, Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Justin Bieber’s New Album “Believe”


You don't have to be afflicted with the fever -- the Bieber Fever -- to understand why Justin Bieber's new album, Believe, is one of the most anticipated albums in pop music this year. This set is Bieber's coming-of-age collection. It's the one that's supposed to break him out of the teen Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Usher’s New Album “Looking 4 Myself”


Usher went looking for himself on his studio album, Looking 4 Myself, and found a solid collection of songs that explore a wide range of genres, musical eras, and some uncharted territory. Like on his previous set, Raymond V Raymond, Ush continues to experiment with the euro-dance sound. Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Far*East Movement’s New Album “Dirty Bass”

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Big beats, dancefloor-ready scorchers and some of the hottest guest appearances pack Far*East Movement's newly release album, "Dirty Bass." The set revolves around the group's signature hip hop flare over dance/pop beats with artists like Justin Bieber, Tyga, Bill Kaulitz, Pitbull and more along for Continue

Review: Gavin DeGraw Brings The Heat In Concert At Baltimore’s Pier Six

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The sunny sounds of Colbie Caillat would close last night's concert at the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD, but it was the night's second act, Gavin DeGraw, who really brought the heat. DeGraw, known mostly for his smash hit "I Don't Want To Be," which doubled as the theme song for the CW's Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Rihanna’s New Album “Talk That Talk”


A little over a year since getting LOUD, Rihanna is ready to Talk That Talk on her sixth studio album. Seriously, it takes Lil Wayne longer to squeeze into his animal print jeggings than it takes for RiRi to release a new album. But if the breakneck speed in which the Grammy-winning pop star is Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Drake’s New Album “Take Care”


No artist in recently memory has as much to prove on his sophomore album as Drake. The 25-year-old Canadian rapper/singer dropped his debut album, Thank Me Later, last year to Mount Everest-sized hype. Thankfully, the album's reception to the tune of 447,000 copies sold in its first week out, a Continue

Neon Reviews: LIGHTS – Siberia


Canadian electro-pop star LIGHTS is known for tickling a gnarly synth but that isn't all that she can do. On her sophomore album, Siberia, the singer is showing off her many sides by adopting a more in your face, gritty sound and mixing it with the synth-filled, electronica-pop-fusion her fans have Continue

Review: J. Cole Shares His Journey, Heats Up Los Angeles On Cole World Tour

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As fall sets in and temperatures begin to drop, it can be a pretty cold world in many parts. While the world can sometimes be cruel and cold, as evidenced by last week’s unexpected leak of J. Cole’s debut album, that definitely wasn’t the case as the Roc Nation MC brought heat to an ignited Los Continue

Neon Reviews: Demi Lovato – Unbroken

Demi Lovato - Unbroken

Demi Lovato has always been sort of out of the norm in the music industry. When Disney darlings were barely or badly singing pop songs written for them, Demi was delivering spectacular vocals and writing her own material. Even still, she flew under the radar and never quite made it to the level her Continue

Review: Chris Brown Brings Spectacular F.A.M.E. Tour To Washington DC

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There's a stark difference between the Chris Brown who shows up to perform at awards shows and the Chris Brown who performs on tour. When he performs on stage in front of critics and industry peers at those swanky ceremonies, there's always a slight tension in his performance, like there's a Continue