Miley Cyrus has done the merciful thing and selected “Adore You” (easily the best song on Bangerz, in my opinion) as the third single from her latest opus, following up her chart-topping smash “Wrecking Ball” and its predecessor, “We Can’t Stop” (which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100). The Stacy Barthe-penned, Oren Yoel-produced ballad heads to radio on January 6 — and in anticipation of that, the radio edit has surfaced online.
It’s pretty much the same as the album version, with a little fat trimmed out — the final chorus has been excised to make the whole song feel a little leaner — but the warm, airy production still keeps the song feeling nice and expansive. More »
Well, Rihanna‘s really startin’ somethin’ now (ba-ziiiiiing!). Thanks to her feature on Eminem‘s second Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “The Monster,” which bumps Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” off the top of the Hot 100 this week, the Barbadian songbird has now tied Michael Jackson‘s string of 13 #1 singles in the US, according to Billboard. This puts MJ and RiRi behind only The Beatles (20) and Mariah Carey (18) as far as the most #1s, and it has them now just ahead of Madonna and The Supremes (both have 12).
Of course, it should be noted that 12 of Michael Jackson’s #1s were billed to the King Of Pop alone (only “Say Say Say” was a pair-up, with Paul MCartney). Three of Rihanna’s chart-topping singles are features: T.I.‘s “Live Your Life,” Eminem‘s “Love The Way You Lie” and, now, “The Monster.” More »
Danity Kane heat up the winter edition of Annex Man with a scorching cover. The emphasis appears to be on in-your-face cleavage, a challenge that Aubrey and Dawn rise to in eye-popping outfits. Aundrea and Shannon go for a slightly more subtle approach but still smolder.
When the ladies dropped by Idolator earlier this month, they admitted that they still haven’t selected a comeback single — a task they hope their fans will help out with at the band’s upcoming House Of Blues show. The music might not be sorted yet but the styling is on point. More »
Andre 3000 was recently in the studio with… someone other than Big Boi. Again. The ATLien took a photo with the alien Future, but there’s no word on whether this was related to Future’s forthcoming album Honest. Of course, this is exciting news, because it’s exciting any time Three Stacks may be making one of his rare appearances on the mic. But ultimately, this is disappointing, because all we want is a photo of Dre with Big Boi confirming those Outkast reunion rumors.
For now, photos of Outkast’s recent hangout in Atlanta will have to do. Anyway, check out Future’s Instagram post below. More »
Little Mix have given the soulful midtempo “Little Me” the single treatment as the next offering from their excellent sophomore LP Salute (not coming out in America until next year, but whatever), and the girls have turned out a televised performance of the track, giving it their all on The Paul O’Grady Show last night.
Going heavy with the fog machines for a steamy, ambient effect (not sure how exactly that matches up with the twinkling Christmas tree in the background, but who cares?), the point is that they looked and sounded better than ever — more grown-up and polished, with vocals that show their singing competition roots. More »
After setting the charts on fire in Australia, Havana Brown is finally ready to unleash platinum-selling dance smash “Warrior” upon American clubs. The bone-rattling floorfiller hits iTunes on December 17 and will be promptly followed by the EDM queen’s debut LP in early 2014.
The blond bombshell dropped by the Idolator studio last week to chat about her new single and revised US edition of Flashing Lights (she was recently in the studio with RedOne and Darkchild). Havana also opened up about working with Pitbull and spilled the tea on cult classic “Big Banana”. Watch up top. More »