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Articles Tagged 'Michael Jackson'


10 Surprising Artists Who’ve Released Christmas Albums

Okay, so it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but we’ve already got our eye (or should that be ear?) on Christmas, thanks, in no small part, to Sia. Today (November 17) marks the release of Everyday is Christmas by the “Chandelier” chanteuse, featuring a tracklisting of 10 original soon-to-be Christmas classics like “Snowman,” “Underneath the Christmas Lights,” “Candy Cane Lane,” […]

Beyonce in ‘Lemonade’

The Rise of the Visual Album: How ‘Lemonade’ Stacks Up

The release of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade on Saturday (April 23) has ushered in an era when we talk about “watching” an album, but it’s been a long time coming. Artists have tinkered with the form of the visual album, or music film, since the dawn of pop music. But which were most successful? And how does Bey’s fit in? We […]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar (C) performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

13 Surprising Album Release Stunts

Kendrick Lamar has surprised fans by releasing a new album overnight, announcing it in a tweet that was immediately retweeted more than 43,000 times in two hours. It’s a far remove from album releases of the past—when once a new album used to be a huge event in an artist’s career, now they drop with all the ceremony […]

Tom Hiddleston

WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Sings! Tom Hiddleston Dances!

It should come as no surprise to anyone that actors are irredeemable showoffs. That’s at least 113% of their job, so they would have no reason to stop when they run out of script. Tom Hiddleston is no exception to this rule, and examples of his unquenchable (and entirely charming) thirst to sing when he […]

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson

The Story Of Those Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson Demos

Unless that noise is my monitor  on the fritz, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of an official, finished release for three songs that Michael Jackson worked on with Freddie Mercury of Queen, in the early 1980s. They would have been up for inclusion in the Thriller album, as part of a loose working […]

David Tennant and Kylie Minogue in ‘Doctor Who’

‘Doctor Who’ And The Invasion Of The Pop Stars

Any TV show that has lasted as long, and had as great an impact as Doctor Who would probably have ended up featuring a pop star or two along the way. That’s just simple celebrity thermodynamics in action. But the great thing about Doctor Who is the astonishing range of its musical associations, whether as near-misses, hidden cameos, […]

The Great British Songbook #4: ‘Thriller’

What? Why the shocked face? If we’re pulling together a selection of the most influential, biggest British-written songs of all time, at some point we are going to have to acknowledge that the title track of the biggest-selling album of all time was written by a British man. The disco Cole Porter himself, Rod Temperton, […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (March 16): #R1MoreMoyles, Craven Cottage

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? A radio program’s attempt — currently in progress — to break the world record for longest continuous broadcast, and a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson. #R1moremoyles The #R1moremoyles hashtag refers to the attempt by radio personalities Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave, a.k.a. David Lloyd Vitty, to break […]

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