Peking Duk Deliver A Sultry Cover Of Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (Complete With Orchestra): Watch

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Kylie Minogue is experiencing something of a revival in the Australian electronic scene. Hipster darlings Flight Facilities invited the pop icon to sing their “Crave You” reprise, while Peking Duk covered the diva’s seminal 2001 hit “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” for JJJ’s popular Like A Version segment. They also brought along vocalist JOY and members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra.

The Canberra duo, who scored a commercial breakthrough at home earlier this year with synth-pop single “High” (it also resulted in a US record deal), put a memorable spin on Kylie’s much-played monster hit. They slow the tempo right down, opting for an ambient-electro approach. JOY’s sultry vocals are on-point and the strings are a nice touch. Watch up top. More »

David Guetta’s “Dangerous” Video Is A Formula 1-Themed Soap Opera Starring James Purefoy: Watch

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David Guetta isn’t taking any prisoners this era. His new LP Listen boasts features from A-Listers (Nicki Minaj, Sia and John Legend, for starters) and the music videos have been star-studded affairs. Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta starred in “Lovers On The Sun”, while James Purefoy nabs the lead in the Frenchman’s blockbuster “Dangerous” visual.

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the superstar DJ’s latest video tells the tale of rival Formula One drivers. David and James grew up racing toy cars together but their relationship got strained somewhere along the way. Cut to the “Shot Me Down” hitmaker facing off against his frenemy in a big race. There are special effects, scantily clad ladies and the obligatory nightclub scene. Watch up top. More »

Broods Deliver A Mesmerizing Interpretation Of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”

Broods demonstrated their ability to transform a pop song into something completely new and different when they not so much remixed, as completely deconstructed Charli XCX‘s current single “Break The Rules”. The New Zealand duo took it a step further by putting their own haunting spin on Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” during a recent radio appearance in their homeland.

The Nott siblings strip Dr. Luke‘s trap-pop anthem right back, turning it into a haunting folk song that showcases the full range of Georgia’s exquisite voice. I’d love to hear Katy perform “Dark Horse” like this. It highlights everything that’s good (and timeless) about the chart-topper. Broods’ performance isn’t on YouTube yet, so you’ll have to peep it over at the radio station’s website. It took a minute to load for me but it was so worth it. More »

Selena Gomez’s New Single Is Allegedly “Heart Wants What It Wants”: See The Tracklist Of Her Greatest Hits LP ‘For You’

Selena Gomez‘s November comeback arrived a day early thanks to a slip-up from Amazon France. They confirmed that the much-missed diva’s greatest hits album is indeed called For You and even posted the tracklist. Whoops! The 15-song set includes a couple of surprise omissions (where are iconic anthems “Hit The Lights” and “Bang Bang Bang”?) and odd inclusions (goodbye at “Forget Forever” making the cut) but, over all, it’s pretty spot on.

Most excitingly, there are two (or possibly three) new tracks. “Heart Wants What It Wants” is being bandied around online as For You‘s lead single — a video has already been filmed for it — but there’s also a new collaboration with Rock Mafia called “Do It”. I can’t place “Mas” either but I’m wondering if it’s a Spanish language version of another song that has already been released. We’ll know soon enough. The album is pegged for a November 24 release. See the full tracklist after the jump. More »

Beyonce And Blue Ivy Dressed Up As Janet And Michael Jackson For Halloween: See The Adorable Pics

Well, this is too cute for words. Beyonce started her Halloween celebrations early by stepping out dressed as Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation 1814. The 33-year-old got Jan’s military-inspired pant suit just right but even she was upstaged by Blue Ivy, who rocked a Michael Jackson outfit. The adorable toddler had King of Pop’s socks, gloves and jacket down pat.

As for Jay Z? Well, it looks like he wasn’t in the mood for a costume this year. Perhaps, he will go to more effort tonight? It looks like we’ll be seeing more of Bey in the not too distant future. She was accidentally announced as a performer at the MTV EMAs on November 10. While we wait to be slayed by that appearance, check out more pics of the diva’s Halloween look after the jump. More »

Labrinth Drops Emotional “Jealous” Video: Watch

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Labrinth has shown before that he doesn’t require much to make a huge impression. When the London singer-songwriter (Rihanna, Ellie Goulding) stopped by the Idolator studios last year, he performed an acoustic rendition of his grimy club-pop banger “Earthquake,” as if it was written during the same session as his Emeli Sande-featuring ballad “Beneath Your Beautiful.”

Labrinth wrote his new song “Jealous” with Josh Kear and Natalie Hemby in Nashville earlier this year. It’s about how he and his family felt when one of his parents abandoned him as a child (“I’m jealous of the way you’re happy without me”), and the video could have easily recreated such specific memories. Instead he sits alone in an empty theater, singing each lyric as if he’s still searching for the right words — and it pains him to do so. More »

Union J Announce New Album ‘You Got It All’: See The Tracklist

Earlier this month, Union J teased a new song called “You Got It All,” written by MAGIC!‘s Nasri. Turns out, that big, soaring ballad is the title track of the British boy band’s sophomore album, out December 8.

Other featured collaborators in You Got It All include Jamie Scott (One Direction), Eric Frederic (Jessie J), famed songwriter Diane Warren (Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson) — oh, and one that the X Factor finalists won’t reveal just yet. This follow-up to Union J’s 2013 self-titled debut kicks off with The Wanted-inspired “Tonight (We Live Forever),” and from there, the album seems to promises even more feel-good party anthems. One song is actually called “YOLO.”

See the tracklist for Union J’s You Got It All below.  More »

Taylor Swift Shines On 23 International Editions of ‘Cosmopolitan’ December Issue

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Taylor Swift talks living single in 23 (yes, 23) editions of Cosmopolitan‘s December issue. So, while songs off her fifth album 1989 deal with fleeting memories of an ex, Swift emphasizes how she isn’t interested in dating and couldn’t be happier. “People will say, ‘Let me set you up with someone,’ and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely. I’m not looking,’” she says. “I completely feel you on that, oh my God. They just don’t get it.”

The magazine describes Swift as “this girl’s girl,” who debates with friends like Girls creator Lena Dunham over the double standards of dating between males and females. As she also proved with her recent secret listening sessions, this sense of relatability is still key to Swift’s appeal. It’s why her first “documented, official pop album” has felt like a personal victory to fans, with an estimated 1.2 million copies sold during its first week. More »

Madonna Took The Ultimate Shameless Selfie With Kanye West

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It’s no secret that Kanye West is a humbly vain person, as is the Instagram-loving Madonna. So when the two stars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime selfie, the result was just magic! Both artists attended the Keep A Child Alive‘s 11th Annual Black Ball in NYC last night (October 30), and found time to share their best Blue Steel poses. The pop legend posted the picture on her Instagram, with the caption: “Self Obsession much? #unapologeticbitches”

Madonna has also been cooking up some tunes with Nas. The rapper shared a photo of himself and Madge in the studio, with the singer licking his face (classy). But can you imagine what that collaboration will sound like? She is working hard on her forthcoming thirteenth (!!) studio album, and has been spotted in the studio with music superstars like Alicia Keys, Avicii and DiploNatalia Kills and MNEK have also discussed their experience working with Madonna on the new project.

View all the Instagram photos in full below. More »

Iggy Azalea Will Also Perform At The 2014 American Music Awards

Along with leading the pack with the most nominations, Iggy Azalea will also grace the stage as a performer at the 2014 American Music Awards! The “Beg For It” diva is up for six nods at the ceremony, including Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for the Charli XCX-assisted “Fancy” and Favorite Female Artist.

Other artists set to perform are Lorde, One Direction and FergieSam Smith5 Seconds Of Summer and Mary J. Blige. Pitbull will have double duties, as he’ll host and perform. The 2014 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  View the entire list here. More »