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Interview: Sage the Gemini On His New Album & Working With Justin Bieber

Sage told us about how he still looks up to Justin Bieber, how fans can expect real music on his debut album and explains yiking — the Bay Area’s answer to twerking.

02/13/2014

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Interview: Mariah Carey Directed Her Own Underwater Shots in New Video

“There was a moment where I had to do an additional water sequence with no director, just myself and a camera man on an underwater camera,” Carey said.

02/13/2014

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Radio.com Inside Out: Decoding Kanye West’s Rants

Upon close examination of several of West’s interviews it became clear that if you edited the narrative West presented, omitting the screaming and the nonsequiturs, that all the man really wants is a chance to prove himself in the world of fashion design.

01/28/2014

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Toni Braxton Hits Bottom, Bounces Right Back with New Album & Book

“Babyface and I have an album coming up, February 4, it’s called ‘Love, Marriage and Divorce.’ It’s about relationships and the irony of that is that I was going to retire and I was not going to do music anymore.”

01/28/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

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Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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