Anticipation was running high for the biggest releases of 2011, and artists didn't disappoint, with the year's strongest pop, R&B, and rap representing real masterpieces from the best acts in the game. To celebrate
Cher Lloyd may have become a huge name in her native U.K. after her star-making turn on the British version of 'X Factor,' but she isn't a star in America -- yet. Now, it sounds like all of that is set to change, with U.S. 'X Factor' judge and music mogul L.A. Reid tipping Cher Lloyd for major stateside success during an 'X Factor' pre-show interview.
Well before she had completely descended into the addiction that ultimately took her life, Amy Winehouse was a masterful performer. Footage from her performances always showcase her incredible talent, rather than the tabloid antics for which she became notorious. One of her best-loved tracks is 'Tears Dry on Their Own, and recently released video from Vevo shows the raspy-voiced lioness performing a devastating rendition of the track at an Irish music festival.
We're a little bit obsessed with the Nervo girls — gorgeous Australian sisters Liv and Mim, who are A-list DJs, ridiculously talented songwriters, and budding superstars in their own right. Together, they've written songs for Nicole Scherzinger, Kylie Minogue and Ke$ha, but their career as a performing act is really beginning to pick up speed. A new video trails the girls on tour as they hang with A-list collaborators like their pal David Guetta, lay down tracks in the studio, and look absurdly stunning and stylish talking about their direction and sound.
Christmas is a time for joyful celebration — and hearing the same Christmas songs over and over again. But besides the old standards, the last few years have produced some exceptional original Christmas songs, that reinvent traditional holiday themes in a fresh new way. From
Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, has been thrust into the spotlight since his daughter's tragic passing earlier this year, and it isn't getting any easier for the London cabbie. In a new interview, he talked about the emotionally draining experience of putting together her posthumous album, 'Lioness,' which drops Dec. 5.
FOX news pundit Bill O'Reilly has strong opinions on many issues, but it's usually pretty easy to ignore him — that is, until he moves in on a target that hits close to home, like the Mother Monster herself. In a recent post, O'Reilly took Lady Gaga to task for reportedly "jumping the shark" — that's code for declining in relevance — with her "middle class mainstream" projects.