Regardless of what possessed Hollywood musclehead Vin Diesel to croon Rihanna‘s “Stay” and dance all seductive-like in front of a camera to Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” and Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love” earlier this year, the Guardians Of The Galaxy actor now has quite the reputation for being up on all things pop music. Hence him being asked during an interview with London’s Capital FM to sing Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” on the spot.
Granted, the interviewer did give him a laptop with the song’s lyrics. And despite Diesel’s faux protests at first of not being up on the song, he appeared to catch on pretty quick once it began playing. All in all, Vin was a great sport, and, you know, actually didn’t sound too shabby. What a Renaissance Man. More »
Calling all Harmonizers: Fifth Harmony‘s got a special mission for you.
Right now, the fab fivesome is going strong (and c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-t) with “BO$$,” the ‘tude-heavy, empowering lead single from their long-awaited forthcoming LP, due out this fall. (Did you catch the girls performing the track live in our studio, along with new album track “We Know”?)
Ahead of the 2014 MTV VMAs (where they’re nominated for Artist To Watch!), the girls are asking you to help reveal the cover art for their upcoming album. Want to help make it happen? Head to Tweematic. After voting for the girls at the MTV VMAs, you’ll have the opportunity to share to unlock the cover. (Currently, it’s hanging tight at a very pixelated 8% of the reveal, seen above.)
Will you be helping to unlock 5H’s album cover? Let us know what you hope to hear from the girls’ debut effort in the comments below. More »
If Katy Perry was going for a dazzling, eye-popping colorgasm with her video for “This Is How We Do,” the fifth single released off Prism, then she can stamp “accomplished” across this particular mission. The visual for the party-vibe pop jam features Rolling Stone cover girl Katy and a pair of her girlfriends tearing through hair colors and ’80s-leaning outfits as they strut and twirl through a series of vivid, computer-generated backgrounds. They’ve also got a crew of handsome male dancers on hand to serve them popsicles and assemble a Maserati. Convenient Perry!
Did we mention that there’s a (pretty realistic) Mariah Carey impersonator? Or a twerking ice cream cone?! Good God — watch above! More »
There’s catchy and then there’s “Geronimo.” Australian indie-pop collective Sheppard unleashed the unstoppable sing-a-long anthem at home earlier this year and scored their first chart-topping hit (a rare feat for an independent act), with the song eventually going triple-Platinum in OZ. The runaway smash soon caught the attention of overseas labels and the band is now a priority for Universal Republic here in the US.
So what makes “Geronimo” so irresistible? Well, the giddy pop anthem has hooks upon hooks and the kind of chorus that gets lodged in your head from the very first listen Plus, the completely adorable video that accompanies the song doesn’t hurt, either. More »
Hey, what’s GRAMMY Award-winning 17-year-old chanteuse Lorde doing with her summer? Why, hand-picking a few artists to appear on the upcoming The Hunger Games soundtrack, of course.
Not only will the “Team” singer-songstress be curating the album, she’ll also be dropping the lead single, due out this fall. “Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” she says of the new endeavor. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”
Although no names have been announced just yet, we can start speculating now: Maybe she’ll ask her newfound BFF Taylor Swift to be part of the line-up? Or perhaps her tour opener, Lo-Fang?
Along with the record, Lorde’s also heading out on her third North American tour this fall. Check out the dates after the jump, and let us know what you think about Lorde’s latest gig in the comments below. More »
Ah, the dilemmas of Miley Cyrus. Pop’s most perpetually topless princess is heading back out for the rest of her Bangerz Tour (catch her at Nassau Coliseum in New York tomorrow night, Smilers!), and so she’s been packing her bags for life on the road once more. Naturally the singing stripper turned to her fans for a little advice on what to bring with her, via the world’s most efficient roundtable forum: Instagram.
Cyrus snapped a pic of herself in a cute white dress — partially see-through, of course — and posted it to the photo-sharing site with the caption, “packing life. should I bring this dress? is it toooo freaky? Or not freakyyyy enuffff?” And then along came a photo from the another angle, revealing Miley’s newly-acquired tattoo of her beloved, recently-deceased dog Floyd — and her side-boob. (This is becoming quite a trend with pop singers, you realize?)
Enjoy browsing through Miley’s latest array of skin-baring pics below. More »