Selena Gomez Is Making A Long Overdue Comeback In November!

The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 is almost over! The 22-year-old drove her fans into a frenzy this morning (October 30) by writing two simple words in her Instagram bio: “Next month.” It’s still not clear what exactly is coming in November but it’s a safe bet that her Hollywood Records swan song — a greatest hits collection to fulfill her contract — will be part of the diva’s comeback.

But that’s not all. There are also persistent rumors that Selena has signed on for another television show, which could also be announced soon. And then there are those mysterious pics from a desert location that keep popping up on her Insta. Are they from a fashion shoot or is she giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of her new projects? Whatever the case may be, the speculation has her social channels humming overtime. That has earned her the number one spot on Billboard’s Social 50 chart — not bad for someone who hasn’t released music in over a year. See her announcement after the jump.  More »

K. Michelle Has A Song About Drake On Her New LP ‘Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?’

K. Michelle is full of surprises. The R&B diva unveiled her sexy album cover and explained the curious title in a glamorous video but here’s another reason to get excited about AWBAH (or Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?) It features a song about Drake! The soul siren opened up about the track “Drake Would Love Me” when I interviewed her recently but asked that it be kept under wraps until now.

“The song is about how girls see a photo of Drake or a video and think ‘he would love me if we met’,” K. revealed. She also said that Drizzy has heard the track and gave his seal of approval. The “Love ‘Em All” hitmaker was also invited his co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne when it rolled into Los Angeles recently. The full tracklist of Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? will hit the interwebs on Monday (November 3). More »

HAERTS Talk Their Debut LP, Working With St. Lucia & Their Favorite NYC Hangouts

HAERTS first grabbed the attention of the music scene back in 2012 with their breakthrough single, “Wings.” Since then, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop quartet dropped their 2013 EP Hemiplegia to much acclaim. Now, they are ready to take on the industry with their refreshingly tender, synth-laden sound with their self-titled debut LP (released on October 27).

I spoke with the band about their experience creating the new record, their love for New York City and their unique sound. Read what they had to say in our Q+A after the jump! More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Give A Behind The Scenes Look At “Good Girls” Video: Watch

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5 Seconds of Summer cause a riot in the behind-the-scenes clip for their latest “Good Girls” video. In the original video (released on October 10), the Aussie pop/rock band transform good girls in reform school into rebellious bad girls.

In the behind-the-scenes footage, the guys give us a look at all the chaos that occurred in the making of the video. Director Isaac Rentz said: “I wanted to make something that had an empowering message for girls. And we’re kind of having fun with the idea of some of the expectations that girls have put on them to be quiet and mild-mannered.”

5 Seconds of Summer will join Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX and Pitbull as performers at the 2014 American Music Awards on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. View the entire list here. More »

The Veronicas Perform “You Ruin Me” On ‘Dancing With The Stars Australia’: Watch

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Goddesses!

The Veronicas gave their home country a strong performance during their appearance on The X Factor Australia today (October 30). The pop duo (formed by twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso) sung “You Ruin Me” off their forthcoming self-titled LP. Dressed in lovely nymph-like gowns, the two performed the track with heartfelt emotion.

The Veronicas, the sisters’ upcoming third studio album, will be released on November 21. Watch their performance of “You Ruin Me” up top. More »

Calvin Harris Pairs Up With Tinashe On “Dollar Signs”: Listen To The ‘Motion’ Track

Calvin Harris‘ forthcoming LP Motion  (out November 4) is filled with major star features, and the latest comes from “Pretend” singer Tinashe. Titled “Dollar Signs,” the chanteuse’s pretty vocals flutter over seemingly mellow rhythms. But once the bassline kicks in, Harris shifts the song into fifth gear with mechanical synths — making it ready for international dancefloors.

Harris’ fifth studio album includes bangers like “Summer,” the John Newman-assisted “Blame,” “Pray To God” featuring Haim and “Outside”with Ellie Goulding. You can stream Motion on iTunes and also enter to win a copy of the album in our giveaway!  Take a listen to “Dollar Signs” after the jump. More »

Mark Ronson Announces “Uptown Funk” Single, Featuring Bruno Mars

It looks like the collaborative magic between Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson didn’t end with Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox cuts like “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla.” This morning UK producer Ronson tweeted out a tease for “Uptown Funk,” the lead single from his upcoming fourth album, and noted that the song features Mars.

A release date of November 10 appears on a poster image Mark included in the tweet, which you can catch below. More »

Taylor Swift Takes Over ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

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Shake, Shake!

Taylor Swift‘s promotional game for her new album 1989, has been the strongest we’ve seen from any artist all year! She has made appearances on every talk show known to man, and her latest stop was at ABC’s Good Morning America today (October 30).

The singer and newly-crowned NYC Welcome Ambassador braved the cold weather to give her fans a super-energetic mini-concert. Swift entertained the crowd with her three singles: “Shake It Off,” “Out Of The Woods” and “Welcome To New York.”

1989 is Taylor Swift’s fifth studio LP, and was released on October 27. Watch the performance of “Shake It Off” up top, and view the rest after the jump! More »

Watch Ed Sheeran Join Sam Smith On Stage For “Stay With Me”

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BFFs

Ed Sheeran expressed his affection for Sam Smith‘s hit ballad “Stay With Me” in early June, when he covered the song during a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance. “It is my favorite song of the last year,” Sheeran told host Annie Mac, while explaining why he chose to cover Smith’s ballad. “I think it’s an instant classic. It’s gonna be around for a long time. [Sam Smith] is gonna be around for a long time, as well.”

Indeed, Smith is still hanging in there, and last night Sheeran joined him on stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall for a joint performance of “Stay With Me” that sent Sam’s audience into a frenzy. More »

Eminem Unveils ‘Shady XV’ Tracklist: Features 50 Cent, Sia & D12

After unveiling the spooky Friday The 13th-themed cover art for the upcoming Shady XV LPEminem has now released the compilation’s official tracklist. The two-disc album features classics that we all love, including: “Lose Yourself,” 50 Cent‘s “In Da Club” and D12‘s “My Band.” But it also has a bevy of new tracks from the Shady Records family, like the Sia-assisted “Guts Over Fear.”

Shady XV celebrates 15 years of Shady Records, with artists like Bad Meets EvilYelawolf and Slaughterhouse making appearances on the LP. It is set for a November 24 release. View the tracklist in its entirety after the jump. More »