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MTV VMA exec. producers are disappointed that Taylor Swift was snubbed this year

Mert & MarcusDuring last year's MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift premiered her instantly-iconic video for "Look What You Made Me Do."  But when the nominations for this year's VMAs came out, "Look What You Made Me Do" was nowhere to b...
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Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesThe funeral for The Queen of Soul will be held in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. Aretha Franklin’s publicist announced Friday that the music legend's homegoing service, which is limited to friends and family, wil...
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Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

ABC/Paula LoboAn album, a tour, a gig in the Hamptons, and now...a cartoon. That's the ever-unfolding story of collaborators Sting and Shaggy, who turned their musical bromance into the joint album 44/876, released in April. The an...
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Just Dance: Lady Gaga celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut album this weekend

Streamline/Kon Live/Cherrytree/InterscopeAugust 19, 2008 was the day the world got its first full-length look at Lady Gaga, as her debut album, The Fame, arrived.  Gaga is marking that milestone with special merch for her fans, as well as a "dig...
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Chain of sales: Aretha Franklin music downloads soar following her death

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesSales of Aretha Franklin's back catalog have spiked nearly 1600% following her death Thursday at age 76, Billboard reports.   On Thursday alone, sales of Franklin's albums and digital song downloads rose ...
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All about that…location: Meghan Trainor’s childhood home in Nantucket up for sale

Epic RecordsIf you're looking for a new house in a vacation destination, Meghan Trainor's childhood home could be right for you. Page Six reports that Meghan's parents are selling their house on Nantucket, Mass., an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod....
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Listen now: “Cheerleader” singer OMI returns with a new song, “Masterpiece”

Daniel MessemerOMI, the Jamaican artist who had the Song of the Summer back in 2015 with “Cheerleader,” is back with new music. The singer has released another collaboration with Felix Jaehn, the same German producer who remixed “Che...
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“A great person, great cook, great woman:” Aretha Franklin’s childhood friend Smokey Robinson remembers the Queen of Soul

ABC NewsIn his first interview since the death of his childhood friend, Aretha Franklin, Motown legend Smokey Robinson recalled on ABC's Good Morning America Friday the first time they met in Detroit. "I hear a piano being played and I hear this lit...
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Aretha Franklin’s nephew remembers the Queen of Soul as “auntie”

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesWhile Aretha Franklin was known to the world as the Queen of Soul, her family knew her as a loving, family-oriented matriarch. After her passing Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer, Franklin's nephew, Vaughn Franklin, sp...
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Why Ed Sheeran’s “Songwriter” documentary doesn’t show him writing his biggest hit

Apple Music/Abramorama Songwriter, a documentary about Ed Sheeran directed by his cousin Murray Cummings, is coming to Apple Music on August 28, but it hits theaters in New York City Friday.  The movie follows Ed as he writes songs for his smash...
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