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The Greatest Showman Soundtrack(?) Is 2018’s Biggest Album So Far

We've reached the point where hit movie musicals sound like Imagine Dragons. "The Greatest Show," the opening number on The Greatest Showman's soundtrack album, initiates…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Ultimate Playlist

38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

More Prince stories

Prince Estate Signs Deal With Sony To Re-Release 35 Catalog Albums

Prince's estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced on Wednesday (6/27) they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement that covers 35 of the iconic musician's previously…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 27, 2018 - 11:46 am

Chris Cornell’s Daughter Shares Unreleased Duet With Him “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life last May. Since his death, there have been heartfelt covers and tributes, an unreleased track, poems, a…
Julia Gray | June 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm

New Prince Album Piano & A Microphone 1983 Coming This Fall, Hear A Track

Today's Prince's birthday; if he hadn't so shockingly died a couple of years ago, he'd be 60 now. And not coincidentally, today's the day that…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2018 - 9:36 am

Damon Albarn Declined A Prince Collaboration Because He Couldn’t Smoke In The Studio

Earlier today Damon Albarn sat down with Radio X's Gordon Smart to talk about Gorillaz’s forthcoming album The Now Now. But the most notable information…
Julia Gray | May 31, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Prince’s Private Island Retreat Up For Auction, Includes Purple Driveway

Ever since Prince died, the executors of his estate have done a whole lot to monetize all the things that Prince did in his life.
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2018 - 9:47 am

New Prince Album Coming To Tidal Next Year

The Prince Estate and Tidal have announced an agreement to release an unreleased Prince album on the service in 2019. The two entities previously went
James Rettig | May 11, 2018 - 1:34 pm

New Prince Album Of Previously Unreleased Material Coming This Fall

Prince's estate unveiled a collection of new material last week, almost two years after the legendary artist's death. They shared the little known original version…
Julia Gray | April 23, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Report: As Prince’s Health Waned, Alarm Grew In Inner Circle

Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as…
Amy Forliti / Associated Press | April 20, 2018 - 11:11 am

Prince Didn’t Know He Was Taking Counterfeit Pills, Prosecutor Doesn’t Know Where He Got Them

No criminal charges will be filed in Prince's death, and evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller instead of a…
Associated Press | April 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Hear Prince’s Original “Nothing Compares 2 U”

On Saturday, it'll be exactly two years since Prince passed away. But thanks to the wealth of riches hidden away in his legendary underground vault,…
Peter Helman | April 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm

Prince’s Paisley Park Seeks Archives Supervisor

After Prince's death, Paisley Park -- the Minnesota compound where he lived, recorded, and performed -- was opened up to the public for the first…
Peter Helman | April 18, 2018 - 12:15 pm

Zooey Deschanel Explains How Prince Asked 2 B On New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote the imminent final season of New Girl, and she unsurprisingly shared quite a few…
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2018 - 10:16 am

Report: Level Of Fentanyl In Prince Was “Exceedingly High”

A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy, obtained Monday by the Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an "exceedingly high" concentration of fentanyl…
Amy Forliti / Associated Press | March 26, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Prince Worked On Janelle Monáe’s New Album

Prince and Janelle Monáe have a long history of mutual admiration, dating at least as far back as 2010 when Monáe performed at the BET…
James Rettig | February 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm
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