Kanye West sold a staggering 957,000 copies of his 'Graduation' CD last week, according to Neilsen Soundscan, squashing rival 50 Cent, whose 'Curtis' CD sold a respectable but inferior 691,000 copies. The hip-hop titans were embroiled in a
Kiss bassist/ groupie slayer Gene Simmons recent turned his sinister tongue on music's current crop of rappers. In an exclusive interview with allhiphop.com, Simmons said he said he'd "like to hear a rapper who can really speak English exceedingly well and... doesn'
The year gone by saw celebutantes becoming pop divas, established rockers starting new bands and girl-group rejects topping the charts. But which newbies made the biggest impact, and who's going to stick around to rock '07?The AOL Music staff made our list, checked it twice, and came up with the definitive list of 2006's best new artists. T
With his clothing line, 'Making the Band' series and flashy red carpet arrivals keeping him squarely in the public eye, it's easy to forget that it's been five solid years since Sean 'Diddy' Combs has releas
Going solo paid off for both Gwen and Beyoncé, and now Black Eyed Peas leading lady Fergie aims to prove that she's pop royalty with her debut, 'The Dutchess.' (Get it? Like Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, the Duchess of York?) The album, due Sept. 19, will b
Beyoncé knows that if something ain't broke, there's no need to fix it. The Destiny's Child diva just dropped 'Déjà Vu,' the first single from her new album 'B'Day' (due in September), and the title of the song speaks volumes.
Much like 'Crazy in Love,' the jam that kicked off her first solo effort, this Rodney Jerkins-produced groove also features her longtime beau (and hardly "retired" rapper) Jay-Z on th
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