The (increasingly long) wait for Jhene Aiko‘s debut LP Souled Out gets a little more unbearable with each new song and video. Today (September 2), the Def Jam diva unleashed her visual for “The Pressure” and it successfully capture’s the track’s languid, confessional vibe. There’s even a slight psychedelic twist to keep things interesting.
Oh, and then there’s Jhene’s amazing blond braids. She rocks the striking new style with ease, casually singing her cutting lyrics (“you are such a liar/I never denied you, I was for sure”) against a black screen. The 26-yeah-old also chills on the couch with her man and friends at various points before getting a little spacey in front of a screen full of moons. It’s cool. Watch up top. More »
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.
It’s that time again: The “Best Of” Ibrawlator for August! Last month, La Roux quietly snuck in and snatched the crown for July with her under-the-radar tropical disco gem, Trouble In Paradise.
And now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of August.
The nominees for August? Pop darling Ariana Grande‘s feature-filled My Everything, Wiz Khalifa‘s #1 charting Blacc Hollywood, Kimbra‘s ambitious The Golden Echo, Imogen Heap‘s Sparks and Basement Jaxx‘s grand return with Junto.
Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for August’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »
He’s coming to give it to you.
This morning, Usher announced a fall tour called The UR Experience (erm, what do you think of that title, Justin Timberlake?), which is due to impact over 27 cities across North America.
As for what to expect? The show promises to include “a fresh take on early and recent songs, as well as new music from his anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album,” which means he may very well be previewing new tunes out on the road. And yes, there may be some superstars joining him along the way: “With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before,” he explains of the new tour. August Alsina and DJ Cassidy are already confirmed to be tour guests. Maybe Nicki Minaj will show up to give it to us too?
Will you be catching Usher out on tour this year? Check out the tour trailer and upcoming concert dates after the jump. More »
If Beyonce and Jay Z‘s touching Video Vanguard Award moment on stage together at the MTV Video Music Awards in late-August didn’t do much to dispel those divorce rumors for you, then perhaps these pics of the couple at this past weekend’s Made In America Festival in Los Angeles will do the trick? Artists such as Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar and Juanes headlined the Los Angeles extension of the 2014 fest (Made In America also takes place each year in Philadelphia). Bey and Jay were seen attending Steve Aoki‘s set at Los Angeles Grand Park — with LA mayor Eric Garcetti, no less — and looking quite happy together at the American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made In America Music Festival event later in the day.
Flip through the gallery of photos above to see Beyonce and Jay Z smiling and looking quite lovey-dovey while taking in the music festival over the Labor Day weekend. More »
No one gets away with cheating on our Brit Brit.
Last week, the “Work Bitch” superstar revealed (quite candidly) that she is now single on Twitter (“Ahhh the single life!”), which led to a string of TMZ stories (and a hilarious Instagram) detailing the break-up: Reportedly, ex David Lucado cheated on B, and there’s a tape involved. Or something like that. Regardless, Miss Britney Spears just ain’t got time for that foolishness and f–kery — and she’s speaking out about it.
During Sunday night’s show of Piece Of Me residency, Britney decided to speak up about the situation in an incredible mini-rant to her adoring fans: “The best thing about your boyfriend cheating on you…is that you get to go on another first date. Oh em gee, a first date! Woooooo!“ she exclaimed. Something more personal, indeed!
Check out the clip after the jump. More »
Subtlety isn’t exactly Miley Cyrus‘ forte, because why leave things to the imagination when you can make a lasting impression by constantly serving up a hot plate of Sexy? Case in point: Miley’s cover shoot for the upcoming fall “Rebel Issue” of V, wherein the “Wrecking Ball” stripper has shown us a full-on nude photo, as well as ones with her posing seductively on top of a pile of stuffed animals and in a state of near-undress.
The latest teased image from the set shot by Karl Lagerfeld has Miley sitting poolside in a fuzzy pink and black sweatshirt, leaning backward with a big plastic palm tree jammed between her legs. Hey — at least there were no rubber duckies around, because…quack. More »