Want to dress like Lana Del Rey? Well, here’s your chance. The Ultraviolence diva has donated a vintage frock she wore on her recent North American tour to Annos Africa — a children’s charity that runs educational art projects in Nairobi. She even signed the collar of the white floral dress (see pic after the jump), which will be listed on eBey in early September.
To find out more about the auction and the other celebrity items on offer, simply follow Annos Africa on Twitter. In other Lana news, she put rumors of a beef with Lady Gaga to bed once and for all in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. (Her unreleased track “So Legit” was considered to be a thinly veiled diss). “We played a couple of shows together but never met,” was all she had to say on the matter. More »
Lenny Kravitz‘s “Sex” cover isn’t quite as eye-watering as Nicki Minaj‘s internet-breaking “Anaconda” artwork but it certainly leaves a lasting impression. The lead single from the rock veteran’s upcoming Strut LP is blessed with a close-up picture of his leather-clad crotch. It’s reminiscent of the Rolling Stones‘ Sticky Fingers cover — only without the distracting peen.
The 50-year-old (wait… why does he still look 32?) premiered the cover on Twitter this afternoon (July 25) with the simple message “soon”. Needless to say, the interest in Lenny’s new music immediately shot through the roof. This isn’t the first time the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer has embraced his sexy side. Who could ever forget the shower nude he tweeted in 2009? Revisit that magic moment after the jump. More »
Christina Grimmie finished third on season six of The Voice but she was arguably the breakout star with high-profile support from industry heavyweights Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. The talented 20-year-old was soon signed to Islands Records and wasted no time recording “Must Be Love” — the lead single from her as-yet-untitled sophomore set.
The celebrate the July 31 release of “Must Be Love”, the former YouTube sensation has put together a special Spotify playlist to put you in the mood for romance. Beyonce‘s “Love On Top” and James Blake‘s beautiful cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case Of You” are great picks, while Christina Aguilera appears twice (“Beautiful” and “Impossible”). Which is no surprise because Ms. Grimmie is a loud and proud Xtina fan. Listen to rising star’s playlist and check out a couple of snippets from her own single after the jump. More »
A couple of days after Questlove called Iggy Azalea‘s summer smash “Fancy” a game-changer for hip-hop, Charli XCX has defended her collaborator’s right to rap with an American accent. “People give Iggy a hard time because she’s Australian and white and female and apparently that’s a weird thing, which I don’t get,” the “Boom Clap” hitmaker said.
“People also view me as an underdog so I think it’s cool that we came together and had this girl power moment and were No. 1 in the states for seven weeks,” she continued. “We really proved everyone wrong, which I think was really cool.” Who would she like to work with next? Charli has her eye on a Coldplay collab. “I think Chris Martin is one of the best, top line writers around at the moment. I’ve always thought his melodies are incredible.” More »
The Hilary Duff comeback is now in full swing, and we’re learning more about what to expect with each passing day.
After teasing a remix of her forthcoming single “Chasing The Sun” last night at Marquee in NYC, the “Come Clean” pop princess revealed in an interview with PopJustice that her upcoming album isn’t quite going in the electronic direction she initially embarked upon when we spoke to her last year. Check out what she had to say after the jump. More »
Sing hallelujah! La Toya Jackson returns to the music scene today (July 25) with catchy club anthem “Feels Like Love”. The stunning 58-year-old is perhaps better known for her best-selling books and hit reality TV show these days, but Toy first found fame in the family business. 1980 disco anthem “If You Feel The Funk” set the tone for her career but she became a veritable cult legend with scandal-pop classics “Sexbox” and “Sexual Feeling” later in the decade.
“Feels Like Love” is considerably more refined than those tunes but it’s still outrageous in its own kooky way. La Toya coos seductively about tearing up the dance floor with her man before serving dictator realness with a hilarious spoken interlude (“I want everyone in every country to stand up and do what I say!”). As for the video? The thinking man’s Jackson puts on a master class in glamor, allure and elegance. Watch up top. More »