Pitbull Brings Carnival To A Club In His Super Suave “Fireball” Video: Watch Mr. Worldwide Charm The Ladies

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Move Over James Bond

At this point, I don’t even consider Pitbull a guilty pleasure anymore. His club bangers are always on point, he’s the Sonny to J.Lo‘s Cher and “Timber” will go down in pop history as the greatest square dance-inducing rap song of all time. He gets it just right on new Wallpaper-produced, John Ryan-assisted party jam “Fireball” too. What a legend.

So what can you expect from Mr. Worldwide’s latest video? Well, it’s set in the ’20s or ’30s (if the dapper costumes are any indication) and brings Brazilian carnival to a small nightclub, where Pit drinks his own brand of vodka — great promo! — and runs into the sexy lady of his dreams. There’s even a live animation segment. Watch the amiable rapper do his thing up top. More »

Fergie Is Officially Back! Listen To A Snippet Of Comeback Single “L.A. Love (La La)”

Comeback Queen!

And she’s back! Fergie unveiled the first taste of comeback single “L.A. Love (La La)” today (September 19) and it’s already glaringly obvious that she has an infuriatingly catchy smash on her hands. The 1:45 snippet sounds like a loop of a much shorter clip — she literally just repeats city names and says “la la la la” — but I don’t care if she spends the whole song selecting random towns from an Atlas.

There’s not much else to take from the mysterious preview, which premiered during a fashion show in Milan. The 39-year-old’s voice is on point and she rides the bouncy hip-hop beat with ease. It’s basically The Dutchess 2.0, which is exactly what her fans have been waiting for. Production details haven’t been released yet but it sounds like a Mike WiLL Made It or DJ Mustard joint to me. Listen after the jump. More »

Jessie J Is Red Hot On The Cover Of “Burnin’ Up”: Listen To A Snippet Of Her New Single

Jessie J staged one of the year’s most unexpected yet very welcome comebacks with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj-assisted smash “Bang Bang”. The unstoppable anthem was a timely reminder of the diva’s incredible vocal prowess and she’s going to run with the momentum by swiftly moving on to “Burnin’ Up” — the second taste of new LP Sweet Talker.

Produced by red-hot hitmakers Wallpaper and Axident, “Burnin’ Up” sounds like a nuclear-powered club-banger with major radio appeal. “I got a fever tell me what did you do, temperature risin’ when I look at you,” sing/howls the Brit over slick beats in a snippet that appeared on her Instagram account today (September 19). Can’t wait to hear 2 Chainz‘s verse! Check it out after the jump More »

Shayne Ward Is Working With Producer Mike Stock On His Next Album, And We’re Pretty Excited About That

Let’s be clear about one thing: Shayne Ward‘s sophomore album, 2007′s Breathless, is a highly underrated beacon of pop perfection. Written and produced primarily by Rami Yacoub (with some additional help from Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Savan Kotecha and a smattering of other heavyweights), the album was somewhat of UK success that spawned hits in Manchester native Ward’s home country like “No U Hang Up,” “If That’s OK With You” and title track “Breathless.”

If you’re not up on Ward (as many in the States likely aren’t), he was the winner of the second season of The X Factor UK, back in 2005, and was signed to Simon Cowell‘s label Syco. Unfortunately for Shayne, Cowell was pretty tied up with his American TV dealings, and so a good three years passed between Breathless and the release of the singer’s third album, Obsession. After poor sales, Ward was released from his label deal in 2011. Upon this, the handsome crooner tweeted, “1 door closed, A Thousand more will open.” More »

‘Queen Forever’ Compilation Tracklist Revealed, As Are William Orbit’s Thoughts On The Michael Jackson/Freddie Mercury Duet

With the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet “There Must Be More To Life Than This” now out there, the full details of the upcoming compilation Queen Forever (out November 10) have also now been revealed. The release will include a 20-track single album version, as well as a 36-track two-disc version. In addition to all the hits included (some of which are “new takes on well-known songs,” per a press release) are the duet with Jackson as produced by William Orbit, a previously unfinished Queen track (with Freddie Mercury) called “Let Me In Your Heart Again” and a new, stripped-down rendition of Mercury’s 1984 Giorgio Moroder collaboration from the Metropolis soundtrack, “Love Kills.” More »

Iggy Azalea Teases New Charli XCX Collaboration “Beg For It” In London: Watch

I-G-G-Y & Charli, Part Two?

Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX already delivered the song of Summer ’14 with “Fancy.” Are they about to do it all over again in the second half of the year?

During the tail end of I-G-G-Y’s showcase in London on Wednesday night, the Aussie femcee offered a small taste of a brand new Charli collabo called “Beg For It.” And, based on what we’ve heard so far, it seems like “Fancy” is officially getting a sequel.

“Can’t play with ya, I been busy working bae!” Iggy raps along the bass-heavy beat. And, just like “Fancy,” Charli comes in to provide a sing-along friendly chant. “I’m out here with my friends/I’mma make you beg, I’mma make you beg for it!”

It certainly sounds like a smash already. But is the track too similar to “Fancy,” or will the duo be two for two on top of the charts with this one?

Listen to the “Beg For It” teaser after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Adam Lambert Talks New Label (Yay!), Third Album (YES!) & Queen (Woo Hoo!): Watch His Interview With Ryan Seacrest

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Adam's Got Some Great Stuff In The Works

Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that Adam Lambert truly is a rock star. Sure, he had the rock and roll swagger down pat during his stint on American Idol five years (!!) ago, and he’s got the voice, he’s released albums and had hit singles, toured on his own and gotten his name into a few headlines — some of them probably unwanted, but, hey, that’s rock and roll too. But the man, now 32, spent a better part of this summer traveling the globe and fronting Queen on stage (seriously — think about that for a minute), filling the legendary shoes of Mr. Freddie Mercury. If you didn’t believe it before, you should definitely know it by now: Adam Lambert is a fucking rock star.

So here we now have a new interview with Adam, where he’s looking pretty suave in the studio with Ryan Seacrest. (Watch it above.) The important takeaways here: He’s signed a new label deal after parting ways with RCA, and he’s working on his third album with “an amazing executive producer.” More »

Lady Gaga Debuts ‘Eau De Gaga’ Commercial: Watch

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Eau La La!

Gaga, eau la la!

Lady Gaga‘s jet-black debut scent Fame has gone on to sell over 30 million bottles (!) since its release back in the summer of 2012, so it’s no surprise to anyone that the ARTPOP diva is back this year with a second spritz for her many loyal Little Monsters: Eau De Gaga, a unisex fragrance “where nothing is off limits.”

In the newly released Steven Klein-directed advertisement for the scent, Gaga goes into full-on glamour mode, posing and writhing with a gaggle of handsome models. (Tough life!) The visual is stunning as always, although it is more than slightly awkward to watch her get sexy to the sound of the legendary Tony Bennett crooning an old-timey classic in the background. They couldn’t use, say, “Sexxx Dreams” or something? Oh, well! Get that Cheek To Cheek promo, Gagz. More »

Gwen Stefani Performs “Hella Good” On ‘The Voice’ With Pharrell, Blake Shelton And Adam Levine: Watch

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"Hella" Amazing

The Gwen Stefani comeback is in full swing.

While we gear up for the L.A.M.B. diva’s (reported) comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” in October, the superstar isn’t keep us waiting any longer to hear those pipes back in action.

Gwen’s seen hitting the stage once again in a brand new teaser from the forthcoming season of The Voice, performing No Doubt classic “Hella Good” alongside fellow judges Pharrell, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The troupe sounds fantastic together — a potential side project, perhaps? — and will undoubtedly be teaming up time and time again throughout the season. Also, what kind of ageless voodoo magic?! She always looks stunning. More »

Fifth Harmony Set December Release Date For Debut Album, ‘Reflection’

Mark your calendars, Harmonizers: Fifth Harmony have officially set the date.

Following the announcement of the title of their debut album Reflection, the young ladies of 5H are setting their sights on a December release date for their long-awaited debut LP — the same month that the girls finished their run on X Factor USA back in 2012. “December has played a major part in 5H history.. So putting our debut album out in December 2014 just felt right,” the girls tweeted earlier this week.

The album will presumably include several songs that the girls have previewed this year, including lead single “BO$$,” “We Know,” “Them Girls Be Like” and “Reflection.” More »