Want to gauge a pop act’s popularity? Bring them to the mall and watch what happens.
After smashing the charts at #4 across the pond, The Vamps — one of Britain’s hottest new imports at the moment — are preparing for a full stateside takeover with their latest single “Somebody To You.” (You know, the one Demi Lovato herself endorsed by providing a feature on the track last month!)
To promote the track, the boys decided to hold a performance and meet and greet for fans at the Garden State Plaza Westfield Mall yesterday, which you can now watch above. And, judging by the screaming, selfie-taking teens that crowded into the venue, it seems that they’ve already made quite an impression.
Watch above as the boys charmingly goof off behind-the-scenes in the mall offices, meet some fans, perform their track in front of the crowd and get escorted away from the shaking and crying crowd by mall security. Then, head below to see the troupe perform the track live on The Today Show this morning. Will The Vamps be the next troupe to top the charts in the US? Let us know in the comments below. More »
Still begging for more “Tough Love”?
UK darling Jessie Ware sent chills rippling down our back with the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore record, Tough Love, and she’s looking to keep that chilly vibe coming with her equally delicate new tune, “Share It All.”
The album track, which will reportedly be featured on the deluxe version of the album, sees Jessie teaming up longtime collaborator and producer Julio Bashmore, along with co-writing assistance from The XX‘s Romy Madley Croft.
The end result is something of a cross between The XX’s debut xx and Jessie’s own Devotion, reveling in dreamy guitars and light electronic pulsations. “Tell me what you want me to do, exchange the information,” Jessie instructs across the chilled-out production. Care to share?
Listen to Jessie’s “Share It All” after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Madison Beer, not your typical 15 year old, is an on-the-rise pop sensation hailing from Long Island whose career is being guided by recently hitched mega-manager Scooter Braun. She recently followed up her debut single “Melodies” with “Unbreakable,” a song produced by Emanuel Kiriakou (Demi Lovato, Celine Dion) and Andrew Goldstein.
On its own, the track is an uplifting pop anthem with hefty dollop of positivity mixed in with Beer’s lyrics. But enter remix wiz Monsieur Adi, who has now taken “Unbreakable” to a new euphoric level with his reworking of Madison’s song.
Listen to Monsier Adi’s overhaul of “Unbreakable” below, then let us know your thoughts on the remix. More »
The news you’ve been waiting for is finally here, KatyCats!
After coming in with a “Roar,” loving us “Unconditionally” and riding on a “Dark Horse” with Juicy J and throwing us a “Birthday” bash, The Prism princess is returning with a surefire summer anthem: “This Is How We Do.”
Earlier this AM, Miss Perry premiered the retro video game-themed lyric video for her sparkling, Klas Åhlund & Max Martin-produced Prism uptempo jam, which puts a colorful spin on her oh-so-silly lyricism. “YO! Impress all ur homies & stay straight stuntin by learning deez lyrics to keep ur party trill,” she tweeted. Oh, that zany Katy!
You want to get ready for some Mariah Carey-oke with your friends? Start memorizing the lyrics up top, and let us know what you think of the single selection in the comments below. More »
What we have here is Nicki Minaj clearly realizing that her previous single, “Pills N Potions,” barely scraped its way to #24 on the singles chart. So if you buy her follow-up, “Anaconda” (out July 28), it’ll make you think of your d*** (see: the song title) and her a***. Incentive!
See Nicki’s thong-clad butt in full size below. More »
“Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh…”
Beyoncé is just full of surprises.
On Sunday, the Queen of Unannounced Visual Albums unexpectedly dropped the tantalizing teaser for the hotly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey, everyone and their grandma’s favorite introduction to BDSM. The brief tease also supplied us with a few notes of what sounded like a dark and mysterious reworking of her 2003 debut solo single, “Crazy In Love” — and now, we’ve got even more of the song to enjoy.
This morning, the full Fifty trailer hit the web and, steamy flirting and heavy petting aside, the clip includes an extended preview of B’s mesmerizing “Crazy In Love” re-work. Far from the upbeat pop sound of the original, the gloomy and dramatic number breathes new life into the song as King Bey seductively yelps and purrs above cinematic strings and a slow-marching drum beat, almost bringing Lana Del Rey to mind. It’s a haunting and chilly makeover — no doubt a fitting vibe for the film.
Listen to Bey work it out in the full trailer after the jump, and let us know what you think of Bey’s contribution to the S&M-themed film in the comments below. More »