Impact

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IMPACT: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.

06/20/2014

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IMPACT: O.A.R. Go Back to Their Roots On ‘The Rockville LP’

“This isn’t about us going back to our musical roots per se,” said lead singer Marc Roberge. “It’s about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We’d drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people. Rockville was the catalyst then, and it’s the catalyst now.”

06/06/2014

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IMPACT: The Fray

“We’ve always been walking that fine line and dancing between John Mayer and Fall Out Boy,” Slade said.

02/21/2014

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IMPACT: Plain White T’s Gear Up for New Album with ‘The Giving Tree’

“Sometimes adding to a song like that just takes away. What you really want to do is suck the listener in to only hear the story and the vocal,” Tim Lopez said.

12/05/2013

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IMPACT: Daughtry Steps Out of the Comfort Zone for Folk-Tinged New Album, ‘Baptized’

“The songs are very much what I do lyrically and melodically. It’s real and authentic. This is where I am right now.”

11/21/2013

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IMPACT: Backstreet Boys

“We didn’t want to write songs anymore that were just like a boy band recording songs. We wanted to be able to feel these songs. That’s how the best songs come out. It’s all emotional, it’s feeling,” Nick Carter said.

07/30/2013

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Lady Antebellum Totally ‘Golden’, Earns Third No. 1 Album

A solid year for country music on the charts continues this week, as Lady Antebellum takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The three-piece vocal group sold 167,000 copies of its fourth studio album, Golden, […]

05/16/2013

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IMPACT: Michael Bublè

Out of the 14 songs featured on Michael Bublè’s new album, To Be Loved, five of them have the word “love” in the title. Though the topic is one most people can relate to, the […]

04/18/2013

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IMPACT: Justin Timberlake

In celebration of his return to music, the multi-talented Justin Timberlake has been named our IMPACT artist. His latest album, The 20/20 Experience, comes out on March 19. His first release, “Suit & Tie,” took us […]

03/15/2013