There was simply no escaping The Chainsmokers‘ massive, ironic club killer “#Selfie” this year. So how could the duo follow up the massive success of their Instagram-friendly offering? With a little bit of inspiration, that’s what.
After premiering “Kanye” in early August, the accompanying visual for their surprisingly sincere new single is equally touching as it is rave-a-licious.
It’s a classic Cinderella tale, as a hotel maid toils away on the floor while two girls jabber in the bathroom (a hilarious nod to “#Selfie”) before ultimately deciding to slip into something a bit sexier while they’re out, head out on the town live life to the fullest, YOLO style. But fear not, she doesn’t go total socialite on us: Our gorgeous heroine eventually strips herself of the glamorous accoutrements, walks back home and returns to her family. The lesson? It’s all about knowing who you really are. (Ariana would agree.)
Check out the video for “Kanye” above. Does it make you want to rock a crown too? Let us know in the comments below. More »
Snowflakes are already falling, as far as the retail world is concerned. Music buddies Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have announced that they’ll be the faces of H&M’s upcoming holiday campaign. The pair, who are set to release their joint standards album Cheek To Cheek on September 23 and will perform in a PBS special airing in October, appear in a short video that was posted to Gaga’s Instagram.
“Hi, everyone! Tony and I are excited to announce that we’re the stars of H&M’s holiday campaign,” Mother Monster says in the video, while donning a black, Cher-like wig. Tony adds, “That’s right — Lady and I, cheek to cheek with H&M for the holidays!”
So far no images from the campaign have surfaced, but watch Gaga and Bennett’s cute clip below and see if it gets you in the mood to shop. More »
Jason Derulo has truly blessed us with so many gifts this year, from his inescapable, horn-heavy “Talk Dirty” to his equally inescapable, whistle-heavy “Wiggle.” And now, he’s teaching us The Art Of Blowing Bubblegum.
With his latest single, which is featured on the American edition of Talk Dirty and due to be released in Australia, the “Marry Me” entertainer meets a lady with a “ghetto booty” and a penchant for blowing — some bubblegum, that is. “She just wanna pop, pop, pop that bubblegum,” he merrily explains above a chugging hip-pop beat, which is as catchy as any of his other recent uptempo jams. That Derulo reign!
Check out the lyric video above, where you can count how many times Derulo sings the term “ghetto booty.” (Spoiler alert: It’s a lot.) More »
The fall “Rebel” issue of fashion glossy V won’t hit newsstands until September 10, but Miley Cyrus is already teasing her Karl Lagerfeld cover shoot for the publication on Instagram — with a nude photo, naturally. A forum member named Dieselmax on the site The Fashion Spot posted a snapshot of V‘s upcoming cover featuring Miley, where she’s posing in what looks like a revealing, blue plush swimsuit number while laying on a pile of stuffed animals.
The image Cyrus posted on Instagram (see it below) has her ditching the outfit in lieu of her birthday suit. Come on — you knew she couldn’t keep her clothes on for long. More »
La Roux‘s Trouble In Paradise may have slipped under the radar for the general public, but that doesn’t change the fact that Elly Jackson‘s long-awaited follow-up is a real summertime disco gem.
After serving up a corker of a lead single “Uptight Downtown,” Elly’s apparently going with one of the album’s highlights next: “Sexotheque,” a funky, endlessly catchy ode to a couple with two very different goals — one of which is waiting to be wed, while the other is sneaking out at night for some fun at the sexotheque.
Yesterday, the jam was added to the IGA Promotion Soundcloud — usually an early determiner of forthcoming singles from the label. I’m not betting man, but…oh I bet money, money, money I bet — it’s “Sexotheque”! More »
:: While on a yacht off the coast of Italy, Rihanna took a selfie with active volcano Stromboli. #bucketlistbullshit [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Scooter Braun, who manages the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and British boy band Rixton, and his wife Yael Cohen have announced that they are expecting their first child. [MTV]
:: Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean are being sued for three million dollars by musician Joel McDonald over Watch The Trone album-track “Made In America.” [XXL Magazine]
:: British songstress Natalia Kills wants larger-framed women to stop criticizing skinny women. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Ed Sheeran clears up the rumors about him feuding with Miley Cyrus, stating that he has “never met her.” [Gossip Cop]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »