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jordinsparks-093014.jpg Jordin Sparks has announced her new partnership with Louder Than Life, a subsidiary label of Sony Music. The label was founded by veteran music executive and producer Salaam Remi. Jordin said in a statement that she's thrilled to start the next part of her career alongside Remi. "I am very excited to be working alongside Salaam Remi on my next album," said Sparks.

dangelomichael-050713.jpg D'Angelo's tour manager Alan Leeds has spoken up about the release of the singer's newest album Black Messiah. He says it was released in correspondence with the recent protests in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. Speaking with the New York Times, Leeds admitted that the album was originally planned for a 2015 release.

trace-082710.jpg Trace Adkins took time out of his busy schedule earlier this month to pay an impromptu holiday visit to a group of veterans staying at Nashville's Country Inn & Suites hotel. The country star lent a hand to the staff at the hotel, checking guests in from behind the desk before giving a concert.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna has signed on to work as the newest creative director for Puma. Both the singer and sneaker brand broke news of the partnership this week, sharing photos of a contract signing event via social media. According to a statement from Puma, Riri's mutli-year contract with the firm will find her working "with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles . . ."

KeithUrban-101409.jpg Keith Urban has announced plans for a new 2015 calendar to support St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. The singer has produced a calendar for the hospital every year since 2002, and, according to theboot.com, has raised over $850,000 for the cause so far.

JenniferLopez-010412.jpg Jennifer Lopez is hard at work on a new album, the eleventh of her career. According to new reports, Lopez has re-teamed with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on the as yet untitled project. The two preciously collaborated on a number of songs with most notable being "If You Had My Love." J-Lo released her eighth studio album, A.K.A.., this past June.

muse-101609.jpg Muse has shared a clip from the studio as they continue to make their forthcoming new album. In the new clip, which was uploaded to the official Muse Instagram page, an orchestra is seen recording before the camera pans around to show frontman Matt Bellamy watching on. The caption accompanying the image says simply: "Milan strings."

img3-090513.jpg Imagine Dragons have announced the release of their new album Smoke + Mirrors. Smoke + Mirrors will be released on February 17 on Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER. It was written and produced by Imagine Dragons with help from Alex Da Kid in their self-built home studio. "I Bet My Life," which serves as the album's lead single, will be released on February 8.

PinkFloyd.jpg Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" has been named the best song of all-time to have playing during surgery, according to a new study. The new study, conducted by Cardiff University Hospital, asked doctors to pick the best and worst songs for playing in the operating theater while conducting surgery.

MirandaLambert-102209.jpg Miranda Lambert has chosen "Little Red Wagon" as the latest single from her album Platinum. The track features an uptempo beat and lyrics which include, "You can't ride in my little red wagon / The front seat's broken and the axel's draggin' / No you can't step to this backyard swagger / You know it ain't my fault when I'm walkin' jaws droppin'."

thewho-103009.jpg Roger Daltrey's throat infection has led the Who to cancel its London dates. The band was slated to perform at the O2 Arena on December 17 and 18. Those shows have been moved to March 22 and March 23 to allow Daltrey to recover and rest his voice. A statement from the band explained, "The band and their management wish to sincerely apologise to all ticket holders."

bill-withers-121814.jpg Bill Withers may be performing at his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The 76-year-old crooner, who has not released a new album since 1985, and who is principally known for his hits "Lean On Me," "Use Me," "Just The Two of Us" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has not officially confirmed that he will play at the ceremony.

BobSeger-032811.jpg Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took to the stage of the Late Show With David Letterman to perform the track "All Of the Roads" earlier this week. In addition to performing the track, taken off of his Ride Out album, Seger sat down with show host David Letterman to discuss a number of topics.

BackTracks-09292009.jpg AC/DC has already sold out their Wembley Stadium concert scheduled for next summer with all 72,500 tickets selling in under 60 minutes. The band will play Wembley as part of three United Kingdom dates in London, Glasgow and Dublin next year. They will also play Glasgow's Hampden Park on June 28 and Aviva Stadium in Dublin on July 1.

LukeBryan.jpg Luke Bryan was the top touring country act of 2014 according to Billboard, who recently released their Top 25 Tours list of 2014. Bryan placed number 14 on the list with $61,910,170 in revenue over 72 shows counted. Fellow country star George Strait places number 16 with his Cowboy Rides Away Tour.