<p>Katy Perry</p>

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' heads off a charge from Beyonce to remain top song

Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' also surges

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J remains a winner on the Billboard Hot 100, as it spends its second week at No. 1, but Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” featuring Jay Z, is hot on its trail.

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<p>The Chili Peppers</p>

The Chili Peppers

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Axl Rose weighs in on Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'karaoke' Super Bowl performance

My thoughts on 'Peppergate'

For reasons that are unclear, Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose has decided to weigh in on Peppergate, as I’m now calling it, which is better known as the mini-scandal that has erupted since it was revealed that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were not playing live during their guest appearance with Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl  halftime show on Sunday.  In fact, their instruments weren’t even plugged in.

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<p>Broken Bells</p>

Broken Bells

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Album review: Broken Bells' 'After the Disco' is a melancholy beauty

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Danger Mouse and James Mercer come together for their second full set

On the excellent “After the Disco,” Broken Bells —aka Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer — wonder how we got here. Not physically, but metaphysically. Song after song on the synth pop-driven set asks hard questions for which there are no answers.

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<p>Outkast will headline Sasquatch this year</p>

Outkast will headline Sasquatch this year

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Outkast and Soundgarden set to headline expanded Sasquatch!

Music festival spans two weekends with two different line-ups

An expanded Sasquatch! Music Festival will see Outkast headline its first weekend,  May 23-25, while Soundgarden does the honors the newly added second weekend, July 4-6.

While the dates are far apart, and certainly a switch from fests like Coachella, which offers the same line up over two adjacent weekends, Sasquatch, which takes place at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash., is going for your holiday money by holding its usual Memorial Day festival and adding the second over the Fourth of July weekend.

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<p>Bruno Mars performing at the Super Bowl</p>

Bruno Mars performing at the Super Bowl

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Bruno Mars sees sales surge after Super Bowl halftime performance

Sales of 'Unorthodox Jukebox' soar 164%

Bruno Mars saw an immediate bump in sales following his halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday (2) night.

The sales chart closes each Sunday at midnight for the week, but it would appear that enough folks liked what they heard during his energetic set to purchase his current album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” immediately. Billboard predicts that it will sell up to 40,000 copies, up 164% from last week’s 15,000. His show featured special guests Red Hot Chili Peppers on a robust "Give It Away." 

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<p>A moment from Kylie's new video</p>

A moment from Kylie's new video

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Kylie Minogue's sexy new video for 'Into the Blue'

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Isn't this how your weekend went?

Kylie Minogue is having a good night in her sexy video for “Into The Blue.”

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<p>Musician Ben Folds with a piano</p>

Musician Ben Folds with a piano

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Interview: Ben Folds on his classical turn and why pop fans shouldn't be afraid

Pianist starts 18-month tour in March

Ben Folds is taking a classical turn. The musician has just finished a three-movement, 25-minute piano concerto. In fact, the day we caught up with him, he had just sent the piece to the copyist.

Co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, Folds tells HitFix he will begin 18 months of international touring with symphony orchestras next month. The first date is March 13 with the Nashville Symphony.

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<p>Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk during the Grammy Awards</p>

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk during the Grammy Awards

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Daft Punk and other Grammy acts surge on next week's album chart

'2014 Grammy Nominees' album may freeze 'Frozen' out of top spot

Grammy Award winners and performers will see a big uptick next week as acts like Kacey Musgraves, Daft Punk, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gallop back into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 following exposure on the Jan. 26 show. Even the show itself sees a victory as the “2014 Grammy Nominees” album surges to No. 1, selling up to 95,000 copies.

The soundtrack to “Frozen” continues to do well, dropping from No. 1 to No. 2 (90,000) and trading places with the “Grammy Nominees” set.

The latest from Christian contemporary group Casting Crowns, “Thrive,” will bow at No. 3 (75,000), while Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” moves up one spot to No. 4 (70,000). The only other debut in the Top 10, Of Mice & Men’s “Restoring Force” will launch at No. 5 (55,000).

 Grammy show opener Beyonce’s self-titled set falls 4-6, but the remaining four performers/winners all see rises. Imagine Dragons’ “Night Visions” rises 11-7 (35,000), Kacey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer Different Park” surges 28-8 (35,000), Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning album of the year “Random Access Memories” rises 39-9 (27,000) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist” moves 14-10 (27,000).

 

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<p>Bruno Mars performing during half-time of the 2014 Super Bowl.</p>

Bruno Mars performing during half-time of the 2014 Super Bowl.

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Review: Bruno Mars delivers a fun, soulful halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII

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Were the Red Hot Chili Peppers necessary?

Bruno Mars delivered an energetic half-time performance tonight at Super Bowl XLVIII that recalled the glory days of Motown, while still sounding fresh and new.

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<p>U2</p>

U2

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Hear U2's new song, 'Invisible' in full

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You don't have to wait for the Super Bowl commercial

U2’s new song, “Invisible,” which will debut in a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl showed up on iTunes an hour before the big kick-off.

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