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Alesso's "Forever" Out May 26 

Hear a couple of tracks, watch the album teaser, and get ready for a smash! Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ/producer Alesso will drop his debut album Forever on May 26. Note the special guests on the track listing. "It's been an indescribable journey to get this album together. I'm so proud of it, it’s

Sexy Selfie: Foxes Does 'Kylie Jenner' Lips 

Let's have a look at that sexy babe known as Foxes. Kylie Jenner is known for her overdrawn, inflated, nude-hued lips, which she enhances (and seemingly draws on) with matte, nude or rose-colored lip liner and lipstick. It's her thing. Well, English singer Foxes, who always rocks the individual,

NYC: The Black N' Blue Bowl is May 16-17 

Six must-see bands at Webster Hall in the mosh-pit event of the month. The Super Bowl of Hardcore used to take place in January, like the Big Game, hence the name. But now it's taking place in May and it's been rechristened the "Black N' Blue Bowl." It features a lot of cruisin' for bruisin' hard

Music Regram: Justin Bieber Gets All "Lion King" on Us 

OK, this Instagram video is just plain weird! Justin Bieber is no longer behaving badly. At least not in public and in full view of paparazzi flashbulbs. The singer is now on his best behavior and he is re-enacting scenes from The Lion King, while rocking shorter, neater locks. He had been dealing

Listen to Axwell Λ Ingrosso "On My Way" (Kungs Remix) 

The masters of deep houseshare a new remix. How about an awesome remixed EDM track to brighten your Friday, ARTISTdirectioners? That's a good idea, right? We are thinking that it's high time we enjoy a little dance music to get read for the weekend. We've cued up Axwell Λ Ingrosso "On My Way" (Kungs

Free Download of the Week: Juicy J 

On the Blue Dream & Lean 2 mixtape, strong cast of producers help the Memphis rapper get ready for the THC Tour. It's time to get juiced and we certainly don't mean with PEDs. We mean with GOOD MUSIC. Rapper Juicy J is back with his new mixtape Blue Dream & Lean 2 and it's our Free Download of the

Spotlight On: Kristen Schaeffer 

Los Angeles pop singer is on her way to becoming the next Sara Bareilles. City of Angels singer and songwriter Kristen Schaeffer literally has all the makings of a superstar. She's got an undeniable vocal range that's as expansive as it is enchanting mixed with a stylish aesthetic and just plain

Album Review: Tech N9ne – 'Special Effects' 

The K.C. rap juggernaut maverick brings out a timeless offering on par with the genre's best. Tech N9ne has built a masterpiece with his new album Special Effects [Strange Music], out May 4, 2015. The Kansas City independent rap titan, whose credits include landing on the Forbes "Cash Kings"

Dwight Yoakam Is Touring 

Two reasons the Country star's tour Is "Must Attend." Country singer Dwight Yoakam is having a career resurgence in 2015! He is also touring for much of the summer. He has a wide range of dates, so go see him if he comes anywhere close to where you are at. Need two reasons to go see the longtime

Sexy Selfie: Perrie Edwards Flashes Her Baby Blues 

Perrie Edwards of Little Mix is today's Sexy Selfie subject. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed songbird, who is the fiancée of Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, posted a selfie, with her hair slicked back and those oceanic baby blues are on full display. Talk about getting lost in a sea of blue