With all that time spent outdoors, it's tough to stay in-the-know when it comes to new music during the summer. But with the summer now drawing to a close, this is as good a time as ever to bring you up to speed on some of the biggest songs — some that you probably know and some that you might not. Read on for the backstory on the biggest hits right now to ensure you're up on what's new and hot in music.
Singer Robin Thicke reportedly offered Marvin Gaye's family a six-figure settlement sum to avoid taking their copyright dispute to court, but Gaye's family rejected the money, Billboard reports.
As if "Blurred Lines" didn't already have enough controversy, Robin Thicke has now taken the song to court.
The singer and his "Blurred Lines" co-composers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris filed suit in Los Angeles on Thursday asking a federal judge to determine the summer hit doesn't copy songs composed by Marvin Gaye and Parliament Funkadelic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bobby Rogers, who helped form the Motown group the Miracles along with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday in Detroit after a lengthy illness, Reuters reports. He was 73.
The Miracles were originally a quintet of high school performers called the Five Chimes that formed in the mid-1950s. They changed their name to the Matadors after several personnel changes, including when Claudette Rogers — Bobby's first cousin and Robinson's later wife — joined as the only female vocalist. Rogers was the tenor of the Miracles, while Robinson was lead vocalist, Warren "Pete" Moore was...
Marvin Gaye III
Marvin Gaye's son has slammed an in-the-works biopic about his father — and is asking singer Lenny Kravitz to reconsider starring in it, TMZ reports.
Tracey Spiridakos' performance wasn't the only thing to find its groove in Revolution's latest episode. "No Quarter" was the perfect balance of action, mystery and the cheesy one-liners I've now come to love and expect form the serialized mystery. But while some secrets were revealed, eight new questions were raised. [Warning: This story contains major spoilers. Read at your own risk!]
Nick Ashford, the Motown hitmaker who penned such classics as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need to Get By" with wife Valerie Simpson, has died. He was 70.
Ashford, who had battled throat cancer, died Monday at a New York hospital with his family by his side, his rep told Reuters.
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A South Carolina native, Ashford met Simpson in a Harlem church in 1963 and the two decided to write songs together. Three years later, they scored ...