Music

After a two-year hiatus, pop singer and hit-making machine Taylor Swift released her latest  album, “Midnights,” on Oct. 21. Almost immediately, it sold 1.578 million units, joining her nine...
Country-indie-pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, all of 32 years old, has rewritten the record books with her revealing, deeply personal songs.   She has released 100 songs that have charted on...
After more than two years of no concert appearances by music’s biggest stars due to COVID-19, artists have again begun to schedule tours. Taylor Swift, one of the most awarded singers in history,...
Bob Dylan emerged from the smoky Greenwich Village clubs of the early 1960s to help revive American folk music, and then became a spokesman for a generation. Dylan’s songs such as “Blowin’...
Dolly Parton grew up one of 12 children in a one-bedroom home in eastern Tennessee to become one of the greatest female country singers of all time. In a career that spans almost 70 years, Parton’s...
If you hit the clubs in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, chances are you were dancing to songs released by ABBA. The quartet of Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (aka Frida), and...
British rock icon Elton John is one of the most prolific and enduring musicians in history. Born Reginald Dwight in England in 1947, the piano-playing John burst onto the music scene just as the...
What are the 100 absolute best songs in history? That question will raise as many hackles on the backs of necks as the questions of who are the greatest players in a given sport or the best...
Covering a song can be a way for artists to branch out and show appreciation for other types of music. Sometimes the cover even becomes far more famous than the original. “Twist and Shout” was...
The Oscars, the Grammys, and the Golden Globes are some of the most renowned annual celebrity events, where a select few artists receive awards for their exemplary work. Although the vast majority of...
Also known as His Royal Badness, the Purple One, and the High Priest of Pop, Prince was an icon of culture who shattered records in the music world. His vast body of work earned him 38 Grammy...
The 1990s saw a second golden era in British popular music, after a dry spell of almost three decades, with the advent of what was dubbed Britpop. But while the new craze brought England’s...
Few bands have modified their image as successfully as Aerosmith. After starting out in Boston in 1970 as a hard-living, down-and-dirty group fronted by vocalist Steven Tyler, they evolved into a...
When the Beatles broke up in April 1970, fans of the band were left wondering what the ex-Fab Four would do after having created, in Ringo’s words, “the greatest show on earth”? The answer came...
Originally a trade publication for outdoor billboard advertising and entertainment-related news coverage, Billboard published its first music “hit parade” list in 1936. With the greater focus on...