First Kiss
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5 things about that 'First Kiss' song, Soko's 'We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow'

Including how it debuted at No. 1

Seemingly out of nowhere, Soko’s two-year old song, “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow,” zoomed onto the Billboard Hot 100 this week, bowing at No. 9. Even more impressively, the song launched at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart.

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Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' makes it four weeks at the top

Who is Soko and how did she debut in the Top 10?

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated ditty remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fourth week, while the Top 10 welcomes some newcomers.

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Brantley Gilbert
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Interview: Brantley Gilbert on new album, 'Just As I Am'

First single, 'Bottoms Up' rises to the top of the country charts

It’s been three years since Brantley Gilbert’s 2011 “Halfway to Heaven” album. Ask the country singer what took so long for him to craft follow-up, “Just As I Am,” out May 19, and he jokes, “I needed a nap.” Then when that doesn’t sound dramatic enough, he goes for “I was cryogenically frozen.”  

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Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez's new album slated for June 17 release

Guests include Robin Thicke, Maxwell, and Tyga

Jennifer Lopez will release her first studio album since 2011’s “Love?” in June.

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Eminem
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Reports: Eminem, Skrillex headlining 2014 Lollapalooza

Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys also on Chicago fest's bill

Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys will headline Lollapalooza, according to The Chicago Tribune.

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Foster The People
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Review: Foster the People expands its sound on 'Supermodel' with mixed results

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Trio's reach exceeds its grasp on ambitious second set

After breaking through with”Torches’” hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” the  most uplifting infectious song ever about a serial killer, Foster the People returns  three years later with its second album, “Supermodel.”

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Sia

Sia channels Rihanna in new single, 'Chandelier'

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Maybe she wants some diamonds for herself

Sia, who penned “Diamonds,” released her new song, “Chandelier” today. If you liked Sia for her quirky solo material or for her vocals with Zero 7, this is a whole different kettle of fish.   Her voice is heavily processed on the verses as she does her best Rihanna imitation.

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Metallica

Hear Metallica's new thrasher 'The Lords of Summer'

Band debuts tune on tour in Bogata

Metallica unveiled a new song, “The Lords of Summer,”  on tour in Bogata, Colombia Sunday night and it’s a lightweight ditty about sand between your toes and gentle beach breezes… Not….

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Luke Bryan

'Frozen' and Luke Bryan face off for top album in the country next week

Five new titles debut in the Top 10

As Spring nears, “Frozen” will spread one more cool blast over the Billboard 200 as the soundtrack is poised to return to the top spot one more time.  In its 16th week, the set will likely bounce up from No. 3 with projected sales of up to 80,000.

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Tim McGraw
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TIm McGraw's 'Lookin' for That Girl' in new video

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Green screen is his friend

Tim McGraw gets trippy in more ways than one in his video for his video for “Lookin’ For That Girl.” He’s got a green screen and he is not afraid to use it.

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