Entertainment, Music, Pop, Pop Culture

Emblem3 Is Pulling Rank

X Factor pop sensations Emblem3 is storming into the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York City this weekend to host the Hit-Bound! Weekend Countdown. They’ll be talking about the latest chart-topping songs from Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Rihanna with David Guetta … Continued

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Emblem3 Is Pulling Rank

X Factor pop sensations Emblem3 is storming into the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York City this weekend to host the Hit-Bound! Weekend Countdown. They’ll be talking about the latest chart-topping songs from Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Rihanna with David Guetta … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

Goo Goo Dolls Are “Magnetic” on The Pulse

The Goo Goo Dolls are talking about their brand new album Magnetic just before its awaited release on June 11. Johnny, Robbie and Mike stop by SiriusXM The Pulse to take us through song-by-song, revealing insights and letting us in … Continued

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Goo Goo Dolls Are “Magnetic” on The Pulse

The Goo Goo Dolls are talking about their brand new album Magnetic just before its awaited release on June 11. Johnny, Robbie and Mike stop by SiriusXM The Pulse to take us through song-by-song, revealing insights and letting us in … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Paramore covering The Cure’s “In Between Days”

Old world, new world, it all works. Paramore’s Hayley Williams justifies the hype with this vibrant acoustic performance of the classic The Cure song “In Between Days.” Check it out!

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WATCH: Paramore covering The Cure’s “In Between Days”

Old world, new world, it all works. Paramore’s Hayley Williams justifies the hype with this vibrant acoustic performance of the classic The Cure song “In Between Days.” Check it out!

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Django Django Take Off with “Hail Bop” on SiriusXM U

British alt-surf duo Django Django prove they’re more than just pretty haircuts when they perform this hauntingly beautiful acoustic version of “Hail Bop” in the SiriusXM U studios.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Django Django Take Off with “Hail Bop” on SiriusXM U

British alt-surf duo Django Django prove they’re more than just pretty haircuts when they perform this hauntingly beautiful acoustic version of “Hail Bop” in the SiriusXM U studios.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Rips Into Soul with “Better Be Good” Live at SiriusXM

Soul songstress RaVaughn gave us very explicit directions when she sang this passionate, live rendition of her hit “Better Be Good” at the SiriusXM studios. As her voice sails boldly through her wide range, we decide we are going to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Rips Into Soul with “Better Be Good” Live at SiriusXM

Soul songstress RaVaughn gave us very explicit directions when she sang this passionate, live rendition of her hit “Better Be Good” at the SiriusXM studios. As her voice sails boldly through her wide range, we decide we are going to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Will Be Your “Best Friend”

Ne-Yo’s frank and sophisticated discovery, the beautiful RaVaughn, showcased her natural style and talent at The Heat’s SiriusXM Studios. This intimate live performance makes us wish we could be her “Best Friend” too.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: RaVaughn Will Be Your “Best Friend”

Ne-Yo’s frank and sophisticated discovery, the beautiful RaVaughn, showcased her natural style and talent at The Heat’s SiriusXM Studios. This intimate live performance makes us wish we could be her “Best Friend” too.

Music, Pop

WATCH: You’ve Never Been “Closer” to Tegan and Sara

Alt Nation songstresses Tegan and Sara performed their latest single “Closer” on a recent visit to the SiriusXM studios. “Here come the dreams of you and me,” they sang in perfect twin unison. Such pleasant dreams, indeed.

Music, Pop

WATCH: You’ve Never Been “Closer” to Tegan and Sara

Alt Nation songstresses Tegan and Sara performed their latest single “Closer” on a recent visit to the SiriusXM studios. “Here come the dreams of you and me,” they sang in perfect twin unison. Such pleasant dreams, indeed.

Country, Music, Pop

WATCH: Tegan and Sara Croon Through “Not Tonight” at the SiriusXM Studios

Alt-pop favorites Tegan and Sara brought their signature sound to the Alt Nation studios for an intimate live performance. Can you spot the classic cover song embedded in their latest hit?

Country, Music, Pop

WATCH: Tegan and Sara Croon Through “Not Tonight” at the SiriusXM Studios

Alt-pop favorites Tegan and Sara brought their signature sound to the Alt Nation studios for an intimate live performance. Can you spot the classic cover song embedded in their latest hit?

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Phillip Phillips’ “Home” is given a new home by Michael Pollack

Internet sensation Michael Pollack proves he’s not just a fly-by-nighter with this moving cover of Phillip Phillip’s “Home,” filmed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Does this song just get better and better, or what?

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Phillip Phillips’ “Home” is given a new home by Michael Pollack

Internet sensation Michael Pollack proves he’s not just a fly-by-nighter with this moving cover of Phillip Phillip’s “Home,” filmed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Does this song just get better and better, or what?

Country, Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Dunwells Find the Folk in Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

British folk rockers The Dunwells bring the acoustics back to Taylor Swift with this version of the country poptress’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Country, Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Dunwells Find the Folk in Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

British folk rockers The Dunwells bring the acoustics back to Taylor Swift with this version of the country poptress’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Little Mix bring harmony to fun.’s “We Are Young”

Brit harmony sensations Little Mix stripped back the layers of fun.’s megahit “We Are Young” and added their own signature sound, with this a Capella version.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Little Mix bring harmony to fun.’s “We Are Young”

Brit harmony sensations Little Mix stripped back the layers of fun.’s megahit “We Are Young” and added their own signature sound, with this a Capella version.

Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

WATCH: Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” Gets a New Spin from Cher Lloyd

From Sweden to Britain, from dance pop to folk pop, Cher Lloyd shows us how a great song can mean so much in so many styles. Hear her acoustic interpretation of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” from this performance in the … Continued

Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

WATCH: Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” Gets a New Spin from Cher Lloyd

From Sweden to Britain, from dance pop to folk pop, Cher Lloyd shows us how a great song can mean so much in so many styles. Hear her acoustic interpretation of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” from this performance in the … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Lord Huron Find the “Time to Run” at SiriusXM

LA-based indie folksters Lord Huron took some time to come in to the SiriusXM U studios in New York for an intimate acoustic performance of their song “Time to Run.” We’re glad they had time to play for us!

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Lord Huron Find the “Time to Run” at SiriusXM

LA-based indie folksters Lord Huron took some time to come in to the SiriusXM U studios in New York for an intimate acoustic performance of their song “Time to Run.” We’re glad they had time to play for us!

Music, Pop

Olly Murs has a blast with Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”

Brit pop sensation Olly Murs shows us how to have a really good time when he performs this harmonized, acoustic version of “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Thanks, Olly – with that grin, you can be ours anytime!

Music, Pop

Olly Murs has a blast with Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”

Brit pop sensation Olly Murs shows us how to have a really good time when he performs this harmonized, acoustic version of “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Thanks, Olly – with that grin, you can be ours anytime!

Music, Pop, Pop Culture

WATCH: Trouble Feels So Good with Olly Murs’ Acoustic Version of “Troublemaker”

Could Olly Murs be more adorbs? He treated us to this acoustic version of his hit song “Troublemaker” at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. But don’t be fooled – just because it’s acoustic doesn’t mean the walls weren’t … Continued

Music, Pop, Pop Culture

WATCH: Trouble Feels So Good with Olly Murs’ Acoustic Version of “Troublemaker”

Could Olly Murs be more adorbs? He treated us to this acoustic version of his hit song “Troublemaker” at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. But don’t be fooled – just because it’s acoustic doesn’t mean the walls weren’t … Continued

Music, Pop

WATCH: Emeli Sande Pulls Us Closer with “Next to Me” Acoustic Performance

This spare, intimate arrangement of Emeli Sande’s stirring “Next to Me” was performed exclusively at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York City. The purity of her voice rings out and proves that Emeli is the real deal – … Continued

Music, Pop

WATCH: Emeli Sande Pulls Us Closer with “Next to Me” Acoustic Performance

This spare, intimate arrangement of Emeli Sande’s stirring “Next to Me” was performed exclusively at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York City. The purity of her voice rings out and proves that Emeli is the real deal – … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Counting Crows Bring Us Back Smoothly with “Rain King/Washington Square” Acoustic Performance

Adam Duritz sang sweetly to us recently in this intimate live performance at the SiriusXM studios in New York. The Counting Crows continue to be one of the most musical bands on the scene and their musicianship shines in this … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Counting Crows Bring Us Back Smoothly with “Rain King/Washington Square” Acoustic Performance

Adam Duritz sang sweetly to us recently in this intimate live performance at the SiriusXM studios in New York. The Counting Crows continue to be one of the most musical bands on the scene and their musicianship shines in this … Continued

Classical, Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

WATCH: Gaynor goes classical with Igudesman & Joo’s cover of “I Will Survive”

It was a funny and special treat on SiriusXM Pops when classical duo Igudesman & Joo covered the Gloria Gaynor smash “I Will Survive” live in the SiriusXM Washington, DC studios. Listen closely for the “score” of other disco hits … Continued

Classical, Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

WATCH: Gaynor goes classical with Igudesman & Joo’s cover of “I Will Survive”

It was a funny and special treat on SiriusXM Pops when classical duo Igudesman & Joo covered the Gloria Gaynor smash “I Will Survive” live in the SiriusXM Washington, DC studios. Listen closely for the “score” of other disco hits … Continued

Music, Pop

VIDEO: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven”

You think he sounds good on the radio? You should’ve heard him live. Check out the video below for the next best thing. For more from SiriusXM Hits1, go to SiriusXM.com/Hits1.

Music, Pop

VIDEO: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven”

You think he sounds good on the radio? You should’ve heard him live. Check out the video below for the next best thing. For more from SiriusXM Hits1, go to SiriusXM.com/Hits1.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Boyz II Men Have Staying Power with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Boyz II Men showed us that they’re not saying goodbye to anything with this soulful acoustic version of their hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” performed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Sitting simply on … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Boyz II Men Have Staying Power with “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Boyz II Men showed us that they’re not saying goodbye to anything with this soulful acoustic version of their hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” performed recently at the SiriusXM studios in New York. Sitting simply on … Continued

Entertainment, Music, Pop, Pop Culture

Awkward Birds and Bees Talks: The One Direction Edition

Sure, we’ve all gotten “the talk” from mom and/or dad, but when you’re one of the biggest bands in the world, beloved by millions (and millions, and millions) of girls, you run the risk of other adults trying to give … Continued

Entertainment, Music, Pop, Pop Culture

Awkward Birds and Bees Talks: The One Direction Edition

Sure, we’ve all gotten “the talk” from mom and/or dad, but when you’re one of the biggest bands in the world, beloved by millions (and millions, and millions) of girls, you run the risk of other adults trying to give … Continued

Music, Pop

WATCH: Ed Sheeran Covers Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Live

Ed Sheeran stopped by the SiriusXM studios with his acoustic guitar to perform this touching rendition of Rihanna’s smash hit, “We Found Love.”

Music, Pop

WATCH: Ed Sheeran Covers Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Live

Ed Sheeran stopped by the SiriusXM studios with his acoustic guitar to perform this touching rendition of Rihanna’s smash hit, “We Found Love.”

Country, Music, Pop

WATCH: The Soul of Townes Van Zandt Lives in Ryan Bingham in “To Live is to Fly” Cover

Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, who wrote “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart, dropped by the SiriusXM studios in New York City and delivered this cover version of the Townes Van Zandt classic, “To Live is to Fly.” Check out … Continued

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WATCH: The Soul of Townes Van Zandt Lives in Ryan Bingham in “To Live is to Fly” Cover

Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, who wrote “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart, dropped by the SiriusXM studios in New York City and delivered this cover version of the Townes Van Zandt classic, “To Live is to Fly.” Check out … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Conor Maynard Tames Nicki Minaj with Acoustic “Starships” Cover

British pop crooner Conor Maynard added his earthy, dulcet tones to the wacky world of Nicki Minaj with this cover of Minaj’s “Starships.” It was an intimate, acoustic moment at the SiriusXM studios and Hits 1 was there to record … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Conor Maynard Tames Nicki Minaj with Acoustic “Starships” Cover

British pop crooner Conor Maynard added his earthy, dulcet tones to the wacky world of Nicki Minaj with this cover of Minaj’s “Starships.” It was an intimate, acoustic moment at the SiriusXM studios and Hits 1 was there to record … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Spectrum: 28 Best Songs of 2012

1. The Lumineers – Ho Hey 2. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait 3. Alabama Shakes – Hold On 4. The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling 5. ZZ Ward – Put The Gun Down 6. Jack White – Love Interruption 7. The Avett … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Spectrum: 28 Best Songs of 2012

1. The Lumineers – Ho Hey 2. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait 3. Alabama Shakes – Hold On 4. The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling 5. ZZ Ward – Put The Gun Down 6. Jack White – Love Interruption 7. The Avett … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Pulse: Top 30 of 2012

From Gotye and P!nk to Gavin DeGraw, Imagine Dragons and Green River Ordinance, it was a hell of a year in pop and rock music, and The Pulse was giving it to you every step of the way. Gotye’s “Somebody … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Pulse: Top 30 of 2012

From Gotye and P!nk to Gavin DeGraw, Imagine Dragons and Green River Ordinance, it was a hell of a year in pop and rock music, and The Pulse was giving it to you every step of the way. Gotye’s “Somebody … Continued

Music, Pop

SiriusXM Hits1: Top #1 Songs of 2012

After stellar live performances from the likes of One Direction and Bruno Mars, in-studio interviews with the top stars of the moment and the daily hijinks of the Morning Mash-Up WutchuWant Crew, SiriusXM Hits1 closed out the year with their list of all … Continued

Music, Pop

SiriusXM Hits1: Top #1 Songs of 2012

After stellar live performances from the likes of One Direction and Bruno Mars, in-studio interviews with the top stars of the moment and the daily hijinks of the Morning Mash-Up WutchuWant Crew, SiriusXM Hits1 closed out the year with their list of all … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: One Republic Finds a Lotta “Love” with Acoustic Rihanna Cover

Colorado’s One Republic pulled a fast one on us when they incorporated Rihanna’s hit anthem “We Found Love” into an acoustic version of their breakout single “Apologize” live in the Hits 1 studios. Anything can happen here at SiriusXM – … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: One Republic Finds a Lotta “Love” with Acoustic Rihanna Cover

Colorado’s One Republic pulled a fast one on us when they incorporated Rihanna’s hit anthem “We Found Love” into an acoustic version of their breakout single “Apologize” live in the Hits 1 studios. Anything can happen here at SiriusXM – … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: We Want More of The Wanted. Acoustic Performance of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls

Megapop Brit band The Wanted brought the hits of the ’90s back to Hits 1 when they performed this richly layered, acoustic cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” for lucky listeners in the SiriusXM studios. Sometimes it’s just as … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: We Want More of The Wanted. Acoustic Performance of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls

Megapop Brit band The Wanted brought the hits of the ’90s back to Hits 1 when they performed this richly layered, acoustic cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” for lucky listeners in the SiriusXM studios. Sometimes it’s just as … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Karmin Kill It with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” Live Acoustic Performance

The best covers happen when artists bring their own essence into a song. This is what happened at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York when duo Karmin performed their acoustic version of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I … Continued

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WATCH: Karmin Kill It with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” Live Acoustic Performance

The best covers happen when artists bring their own essence into a song. This is what happened at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York when duo Karmin performed their acoustic version of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I … Continued

Music, Pop

WATCH: fun. Bring the Pop to Country with Cover of Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night”

Indie pop meets country pop in the SiriusXM studios as fun. cover the Lady Antebellum song “We Owned the Night.” Check out their emotional, acoustic version from this visit to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Hits 1 in New York.

Music, Pop

WATCH: fun. Bring the Pop to Country with Cover of Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night”

Indie pop meets country pop in the SiriusXM studios as fun. cover the Lady Antebellum song “We Owned the Night.” Check out their emotional, acoustic version from this visit to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Hits 1 in New York.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Herself in Cover of R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming”

How’d she do that? Ingrid Michaelson was her own band for a recent performance in the SiriusXM studios. Using a sampler, Michaelson built a full choir right before our eyes for this inventive interpretation of a favorite R.E.M. song.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Herself in Cover of R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming”

How’d she do that? Ingrid Michaelson was her own band for a recent performance in the SiriusXM studios. Using a sampler, Michaelson built a full choir right before our eyes for this inventive interpretation of a favorite R.E.M. song.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Sugarcubes’ “Birthday” Celebrated in New Cover by The Drums

Brooklyn indie band The Drums made a special appearance in the SiriusXM U studios in New York to perform their acoustic version of the Sugarcubes’ haunting classic “Birthday.” Listen to proof that a great song always stands the test of … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Sugarcubes’ “Birthday” Celebrated in New Cover by The Drums

Brooklyn indie band The Drums made a special appearance in the SiriusXM U studios in New York to perform their acoustic version of the Sugarcubes’ haunting classic “Birthday.” Listen to proof that a great song always stands the test of … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Rock

John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Rock

John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

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