Bruno Mars songs are such a staple on the radio nowadays, that it's hard to believe the crooner only broke through in 2010 with the sunny 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans.' He followed it with the darker, seedier 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' marking a departure from his typical radio-friendly fare ... while still getting a ton of airplay.
Alicia Keys lyrics aren't exactly poetry, but they are genuine, heartfelt and feel as though she lifted them from her own diary to share them with us via song. Although she is largely viewed as a girl with a piano and a big voice, it's what that massive, beautiful voice says that's equally as important. She didn't name one of her albums 'The Diary of Alicia Keys' for nothin'. There is power in her simplicity when it comes to words.
Prom is a huge moment in many teenagers' lives. It can truly be a whirlwind of emotions leading up to the big dance. Who's going to ask you as their date? What are you going to wear? Will someone have the same dress as you? Will your mom embarrass you in front of all the other parents when you're taking pictures? (Probably.) Where's the after party? Are Tammy and Joey going together even though they broke up?
Lady Gaga doesn’t participate in as many collaborations as a lot of her pop music peers, so each one is special.
While her most high-profile duets have been hookups with Beyonce on ‘Telephone’ and ‘Video Phone,’ the scope of Gaga’s collaborators ranges from hip-hop artists Wale and Flo Rida to hard rocker Marilyn Manson. Early in her career, she even recorded with alt-rock act Midway State and adult contemporary pop singer Michael Bolton.
All hail the Windy City! Hip-hop and pop stars from Chicago have put the city on the map just as much as its famous pizza, sports alumni (hello, Michael Jordan!) and skyline have. (Not to mention some guy you may have heard of named Barack Obama.)
A lot of people have to file for bankruptcy. Unlike regular folks running into money troubles, celebrities like MC Hammer and Elton John have all had millions at their disposal, but found themselves in debt due to outrageous spending or a record contract that messes with their royalties... Perhaps even both.
Coachella 2013 is spread over two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21) in the California desert, specifically the city of Indio. In addition to enjoying great music, like 2 Chainz and Jessie Ware, to name a precious few, you will also be subjected to stiflingly hot days and chilly nights.
Good old Washington, D.C. is a lot like Hollywood. Except instead of pop stars and celebs, it's full of lobbyists, special interests, shady dealings and questionable haircuts. (Okay, so the haircuts are prevalent in Tinsel Town, too.)