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Originally posted 12/25/2013 03:00PM
From "Blurred Lines," to "Get Lucky," there didn't seem to be a dull moment on the radio in 2013.
Readers can relive the year in music right here, with a playlist filled with New York-based DJ Martial's 11 favorite songs from the last 12 months.
The music maven, 33, whose real name is Marshall Weinstein, is the founder and CEO of SET Artist Management. He first got his start spinning while attending college at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y.
Originally posted 12/23/2013 01:00PM
Originally posted 12/22/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 12/20/2013 07:45PM
While Bonnie McKee's "American Girl" and Ke$ha and Pitbull's "Timber" were a joy to many ears this year – and Phoenix pleased critics with their Bankrupt! album – there were a slew of great songs released this year that the average listener may not have heard.
PEOPLE has compiled a diverse list of 20 lesser-known tracks from 2013 that surely seemed worth sharing. From dreamier soft songs by Washed Out and Rhye, to drum and bass by Wilkinson and Logistics, as well as some danceable tunes by JBAG and Classixx – there should be something for everyone on the playlist below.
Do you agree with the selections or have a suggestion for a song that isn't on the list? Sound off in the comments below. But in the meantime, check out the picks (listed in no particular order) ...
Originally posted 12/18/2013 03:00PM
"Do What U Want" is the high point of Lady Gaga's Artpop, a shimmeringly sexy duet that sees Gaga offering up every inch of herself for her lover's pleasure.
There's just one problem: Gaga's duet partner on the song is none other than R. Kelly, whose criminal history with underage girls lends an uncomfortable undercurrent to lines like "Do what you want with my body."
Originally posted 12/18/2013 03:00PM
John Mayer and Katy Perry started and ended Tuesday with each other – and "Who You Love."
Following an early appearance on Good Morning America to premiere the music video for their duet, Perry appeared onstage during Mayer's encore in Brooklyn, N.Y., capping the winter leg of his tour with the first live performance of their song.
"Someone I know we all love – me a little more than you – please welcome the fantastic Ms. Katy Perry," Mayer, 36, said as the pop star made her way onto the stage to cheers from the crowd.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 01:00PM
The former lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets was sentenced Wednesday to 29 years in jail, with a British judge saying that Ian Watkins had "plumbed new depths of depravity" in committing a string of sexual offenses against very young children.
Watkins, 36, pleaded guilty last month to 13 charges, including trying to rape a baby, sexually touching a 1-year-old, encouraging a fan to abuse her child and making child pornography.
Judge John Royce called Watkins a manipulative and dangerous sexual predator who had abused his fame to help satisfy his "insatiable lust."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 09:15AM
John Mayer, Katy Perry – and a mechanical bull?
The couple were joined by an unexpected costar in the music video for their duet, "Who You Love," the third single off of Mayer's Paradise Valley album.
Premiering Tuesday on Good Morning America, the Sophie Muller-helmed video features Mayer, Perry and other duos riding a mechanical bull before shooting off confetti cannons.
"We set the casting call up for real couples. It's just so authentic – they were having a great time," Mayer, 36, says. "There's nothing scripted in that video except putting a bull in the middle of the desert."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:25AM
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach.
The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.
Originally posted 12/16/2013 07:25PM
Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87.
Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, Texas, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death.
Price was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and it had recently spread to his liver, intestines and lungs, according East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He stopped aggressive treatments and left the hospital last Thursday to receive hospice care at home.
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