George Hamilton IV Dies

GRAMMY-nominated country artist dies at 77


GRAMMY-nominated country artist George Hamilton IV died Sept. 17 after suffering a heart attack. He was 77. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., Hamilton was deemed the International Ambassador of Country Music, having toured Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union, and Australia throughout his career. He scored his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 in 1956 with the John D. Loudermilk-penned "A Rose And A Baby Ruth." In 1960 Hamilton became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and that same year reached No.

Queen Latifah And Quincy Jones

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Queen Latifah and Quincy Jones embrace at the Keep On Keepin' On film premiere on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles 

Korey Cooper

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Rock on, girl. Korey Cooper of GRAMMY-nominated rock/gospel band Skillet digs deep for a performance at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas 

Angaleena Presley And Kacey Musgraves

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Birds of a feather flock together. Country singer/songwriters Angaleena Presley and Kacey Musgraves hang out backstage at the 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show on Sept. 17 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Jason Mraz

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Just like love, food is a four-letter word. Jason Mraz gets his hands dirty to help build a community garden in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 17

Ed Sheeran

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"Don't" hold him back. Ed Sheeran lets loose during a performance at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Sept. 17

First Listen: Pentatonix

A cappella group debut "Papaoutai" from forthcoming studio album, PTX, Vol. III, plus an exclusive interview with founding member Scott Hoying

A cappella sensations Pentatonix emerged as winners of the third season of reality singing competition series "The Sing-Off" in 2011 to become major players in the pop world. Their first three EPs — PTX, Volume 1; PTXmas (2012) and PTX, Vol. II (2013) — all charted on the Billboard 200, with the latter two peaking in the Top 10.

Sweet Talk With Jessie J

Pop/R&B singer/songwriter on her upcoming album, Sweet Talker, and her efforts to remain healthy for her fans


Pop/R&B singer/songwriter Jessie J recently visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive interview with She discussed the making of her hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, "Bang Bang," her efforts to remain healthy for her fans and her upcoming album, Sweet Talker, among other topics.          


Josh Groban

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We thought it would be bigger, too. Josh Groban helps light the Empire State Building in celebration of the New York Philharmonic's 173rd season on Sept. 16 in New York