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The mega-star sold tens of millions of records and had 11 No. 1 hits throughout her career. And in less than year, Houston, or at least a light-projected version of her, could be at it again.

<em>Young Enough, </em>the latest album from Charly Bliss, was born out of growing pains and toxic relationships.

"Zulu Screams" is a low-key, welcome return for the rapper's nimble flow, setting his sights outside of his hometown's go-go music.<br/>

Harold Arlen's son and his estate are suing Google, Apple, Amazon and scores of record labels for illegally selling and streaming his music.

BTS! DJ Khaled! Paul Simon! Kanye West dressed as a bottle of sparkling water! This season of <em>Saturday Night Live</em> had it all, and now all 21 performances have been cruelly ranked for your enjoyment.

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Watch members of the New York-based group give the world premiere video performances of two recent pieces by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood.

Latino star Rubén Blades teams up with Making Movies to addresses themes of injustices in the collaborative album <em>Ameri'kana</em>.

Singers from 26 countries competed in the finals of the global song competition, which was held Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The band talks about its trip to Joshua Tree and the new writing that it inspired.

Folks, the yeehaw agenda has reached its absolute apex. Chris Rock, Rico Nasty, Vince Staples, Diplo and, of course, Billy Ray Cyrus guest in the video for the smash hit.

BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson's remarkably diverse aesthetic and personal sensitivity are on full display in his new book on the Russian composer's music — and his own personal struggles.

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