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Updated at 10:20 AM

Just about anywhere in the world where Spanish is spoken, you’re bound to hear reference to a Juanes song. From the blaring headphones of a skateboard-riding teenager to the soft hum of an elderly seńora, the 20-time Latin Grammy winner has made his mark across seemingly every musical platform to every romance language-speaking demographic imaginable.

Updated at 8:47 AM

Think back to the first time you saw Whitney Houston’s video for “I Will Always Love You” from her movie debut in “The Bodyguard.” She was always gorgeous, but she never looked more beautiful than she did sitting on the chair singing the heartfelt...

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 10:24 AM

“Songwriting is therapeutic for me,” says Brantley Gilbert, one of country music’s hottest emerging artists. “It’s the truest form of expression outside of prayer to me.”

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:18 AM

In the pantheon of all-time great American bands, Earth, Wind & Fire ranks right up there with KISS, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, the Band, the Beach Boys and the Eagles.

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple is precisely why the 24-year-old pop star is my new hero. I admire much about Swift, from the fact that she notoriously writes songs about her breakups to her glam old-Hollywood style. I’ve secretly rocked out to...

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Jon Foreman is relentlessly hopeful. He’s a deep thinker whose sincerity is sobering in a world shrouded in senseless violence.

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:04 AM

Taylor Swift has more power than many of us were willing to admit.

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM

By Wade AllenMore Content NowDidn’t know Hilary Duff was still recording? You’re not alone.

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM False
Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 10:48 AM

It’s been more than a half-century since Chubby Checker jubilantly danced onto the American Bandstand stage and introduced to the world to “The Twist.” He changed music history in two minutes and 42 seconds.

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:23 AM

It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since Mariah Carey arrived on the music scene.Her self-titled debut album, “Mariah Carey,” was released in June 1990 and served as the launching pad for the decade’s biggest artist.

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