Did You Hear?
:: Ariana Grande is being sued for copyright infringement. Her breakthrough hit “The Way” allegedly lifts a phrase from The Jimmy Castor Bunch‘s 1972 smash “Troglodyte”. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Next Christmas just got a whole lot sexier with R. Kelly announcing a seasonal album in 2014. If his current output is any indication, this could be the raunchiest Xmas LP ever! [Rap-Up]
:: Justin Bieber‘s slip ups get a lot of publicity, so it’s only fair that we celebrate his good deeds — like a recent fundraising trip to areas of The Philippines devastated by the recent typhoon. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Take a deep breath, Directioners! Harry Styles has confirmed once and for all that he’s not leaving One Direction to pursue a solo career. At least for the moment. [Gossip Cop]
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Lock up your faves! La Toya Jackson is back with a new dance single called “Feels Like Love”, which she plans to debut at a West Hollywood nightclub on Saturday night (December 14). This marks the multi-talented diva’s first EDM foray since scoring a pair of club hits in 2004 with “Just Wanna Dance” and “Free The World”.
While perhaps better known these days for her best-selling books and hit reality TV show, the thinking man’s Jackson has a long and eventful music career under her sequined belt. La Toya has released nine albums since 1980, spawning countless cult classics like “Sexual Feeling” and “You’re Gonna Get Rocked”. See Toy’s club poster after the jump. More »
Beyonce takes trolling to previously unimagined heights by announcing 2014 tour dates and the launch of a new fragrance — without the slightest mention of when she’s going to drop the single (AKA the holy grail of popular music). Given that The Mrs. Carter Show now runs until at least the end of March next year, don’t expect to hear it any time soon.
The 17-time Grammy winner will perform an additional 16 shows in Europe, a stunning achievement when you consider she’s touring an album released in 2011. But wait there’s more! As well as breaking attendance records, Bey intends to conquer perfume counters in 2014 with Rise. See the golden packaging and new concert dates after the jump. More »
Yuna‘s beautifully understated Nocturnal LP was released last month to universal acclaim — a response not exactly foreign to the much-praised Malaysian singer-songwriter. Her delicate vocals and lush, multi-layered sound continue to win new fans around the world.
The 27-year-old dropped by the Idolator studio recently to chat about her sophomore set (as far as the US market is concerned) and opened up about her vision for the album. Yuna also talked about her current influences (Feist, The xx and Lorde) and explained why music she approaches music like any other business. Watch up top. More »
Karmin switched up their perky pop sound on “Acapella” — opting for hip-hop beats and minimal production. It was an interesting departure but the duo find a more satisfying middle ground on “I Want It All”. A slick disco-tinged pop tune in the vein of Justin Timberlake‘s “Take Back The Night”, the single sounds like a radio-ready hit.
“All I need is one more night with you, it’s amazing what just one more night can do,” croons Amy over a chunky bass-line and heady brass while Nick sings the “da da da” hook. It’s a new sound for Karmin but they pull it off effortlessly. If “I Want It All” is any indication, long-awaited debut LP Pulses will be worth the wait. Listen after the jump. More »
Mariah Carey didn’t drop by this morning’s (December 11) Today show — they came to her! Cut to Mimi sprawled on the floor in a silk negligee and robe, chatting to Tamron Hall about all things Christmas. If you’ve ever seen the pop legend’s iconic Home Shopping Network interview, you have some idea of the fabulousness that ensued.
Among the many revelations that Mariah shared were the suspicion that she’s related to Natalie Cole and her preference for Agent Provocateur high-heel slippers. The Lamb Whisperer also talked about enduring festive anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which is currently top 20 on iTunes — 19 years after its 1994 release. Watch magic happen up top. More »