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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Lil Wayne falls just short of 1 million sold, leads BET Hip Hop Award nominees; Mos Def to change name

By David Malitz  |  09:58 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Black Star, Blondie, Cheap Trick and others to play Fillmore Silver Spring; Wale plans new album; BET to honor Aaliyah

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Lists: Five slightly boring musical acts who would make great reality tv stars

Fantasia's life is more interesting than her music. (Laura Miller/FTWP) American Idol Season Three winner Fantasia Barrino has had a turbulent life marked by illiteracy, a suicide attempt, money troubles and a teen pregnancy, some of which is documented on...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/11/2010

Lists: The five best songs about oil spills

By Allison Stewart National crises used to prompt an almost instantaneous outpouring of great songs, like "Ohio," or "A Change Is Gonna Come." But, protest music not being what it used to be, it could take years, if ever,...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/11/2010

Future days: Casablancas comes to 9:30, Mos Def does "Austin City Limits"

Tomorrow night, he said, oh baby I'll be in town. (RCA Records) In concert: A couple months ago Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas released his debut solo album, "Phrazes for the Young." The world mostly shrugged. Then a few weeks...

By David Malitz  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/31/2009

Lists: Music editor Joe Heim's top albums of 2009

The "superpop" of Mika's "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" was a highlight of 2009. Washington Post music editor Joe Heim is a man of few words, thoughtful and succinct. Here he offers up his favorite albums of 2009 and...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)