It’s Britney (Day), bitch!
Incredibly, it’s already been just about a year since Brit Brit began her Las Vegas residency, Piece Of Me, and the reviews and sales numbers have been utterly stellar — so much so, that Planet Hollywood is now giving back to the living legend in the form of a new holiday.
On Wednesday, November 5, Las Vegas will be celebrating “Britney Day” at The LINQ Promenade, where Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak will “present Britney with an official proclamation, as well as the Key to the iconic Las Vegas Strip.” What will B do with that key? Likely indulge in her outrageous shopping spree for a bit with her BFFs, and then help herself into the Starbucks on the ground floor of Planet Hollywood for some delicious frappes. More »
The other day we blew a gasket over Mystery Skulls‘ “Number 1,” a disco-fied collaboration with beloved R&B doll Brandy and music legend Nile Rodgers. It turns out there’s another ménage à pop between the three, the aptly-titled called “Magic.” (Not to be confused, of course, with Brandy’s recent cover of Coldplay‘s “Magic.”)
One-man dance-pop machine Mystery Skulls’ debut LP Forever arrives next week (October 27) via Warner Bros. Ahead of that, get a an earful of “Magic” below. More »
Nick Jonas is nothing if not a good sport. The “Jealous” hitmaker, who almost broke the internet when his Mark Wahlberg-inspired Flaunt underwear shoot surfaced online, was asked to play ‘guess the bulge’ during a recent interview with Sugarscape and accepted the challenge. Footage of the heartthrob evaluating Justin Bieber‘s package (among others) is now here!
The first cab/crotch off the rank is Nick’s own and he recognizes it (thankfully). He has less luck with Liam Payne and Harry Styles but easily picks out Justin Bieber (“this looks ridiculous… only one person in the world can look that ridiculous”). He also notes that Zac Efron is wearing nude underwear and talks about showing his butt on Kingdom. Watch up top. More »
It’s been a pretty insane week for “Hideaway” hit-maker Kiesza ever since her debut album, Sound Of A Woman, dropped on Tuesday: She’s performed on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly & Michael, had a lengthy chat with us about her LP and dropped the video for her latest single “No Enemiesz.” But that’s not all! Last night, she took her haunting cover of Haddaway‘s classic dance jam “What Is Love” to Conan.
Forgoing the dancers for a simple, stripped-down piano performance, Kiesza showcased a different side to her talent — the acoustic side! — belting her sorrowful rendition of the song. At times, the performance recalls Lady Gaga‘s earliest days, when she’d turn around from a high-energy performance of “Just Dance” and stun with a piano version of “Poker Face.” A versatile pop princess — that’s what we love to see (and hear)! Check out Kiesza’s performance up top. More »
Kiesza shows off her rock-hard dancer’s body in her video for “No Enemiesz,” the latest track from her debut album Sound Of A Woman. The flame-haired songstress takes notes from Janet Jackson‘s 1986 hit “The Pleasure Principle” visual, transforming an empty loft into her personal dance studio.
The video is all about choreography, where Kiesza dances alone in a mirror and with other members of her crew. But the most interesting parts occur when the singer strips off her clothes piece by piece. As each clothing item falls to the floor, it transforms into a live dancer — it’s a cool technique!
Sound of a Woman was released on October 21, and features songs like “Giant In My Heart,” “Losin’ My Mind” and “The Love.” More »
BBC Music celebrated their launch earlier this month with a pretty epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic — “God Only Knows.” The video features star players like One Direction, Paloma Faith, Chris Martin and a handful of others. Coincidentally enough, some of these musicians will be performing at television program’s first annual awards ceremony!
Along with Coldplay, Paloma Faith and 1D, music favorites like Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Clean Bandit plan to touch the stage. It will be broadcasted live on December 11 via BBC One, from London’s Earls Court. A panel of BBC Music experts and music journalists will chose the winners for best British and international artists of the year, while the public will vote for the best song of the year. More »
Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s see what we have here…
Things kick off with the five guys on the desert-based set of the video shoot. (Looks like the much-filmed Vasquez Rocks, just outside of L.A., to us.) Then comes the startling arrival of the quirky “greatest artist of his generation,” played by Danny DeVito. He ominously informs the worried lads, “I’ve seen your work. Today we’re gonna take it to a new level.” Uh oh. More »
In support of their duet jazz album Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will perform a handful of tracks off the LP on the PBS special Great Performances — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! We already got a brief teaser, with Mother Monster putting her own spin on Cher‘s “Bang Bang.” But more previews have surfaced, where the duo sing album cuts like “I Won’t Dance,” “Nature Boy” and “Cheek To Cheek.”
Cheek To Cheek Live will air on PBS tonight (October 24) at 9 p.m. EST. Check out a few more preview videos from the PBS special after the jump. Cheek To Cheek was released on September 19 via Interscope and Columbia Records. More »
When we last left Fergie, she was throwing a massive rager on the streets with some of famous friends, including Kelly Osbourne, Sevyn Streeter and “My Hitta” rapper, YG. Evidently, YG wasn’t sticking around just to look pretty in the video — he served up an official remix of the track, which just made its way online.
The rapper’s assist on the throbbing, DJ Mustard-produced cut comes two-thirds in, as YG casually raps his way through a West Coast-inspired brag-a-thon: “High at the club, we party like I scored a touchdown, I pop a bottle and all the models wanna f–k now!” Everybody’s la la la in love. Listen to the remix after the jump. More »
Calling all Sam Smith fans: you can now rejoice! The UK crooner has announced “Like I Can” as his new single off his critically-acclaimed debut LP, In The Lonely Hour. It is a mid-tempo that places the singer’s vocals at the forefront, with acoustic guitar licks and a stomping bass in the background production.
Smith is also gearing up for a North American arena tour, which begins on January 9 in Atlanta, GA. “Like I Can” follows major tunes like “Restart,” “I’m Not The Only One,” “Money On My Mind,” and his smash hit — “Stay With Me.” In The Lonely Hour was released in the United States in June 2014.
Listen to the new single after the jump. More »