Bad news for Chris Brown fans — the singer has pushed back the first part of the Between The Sheets Tour with friend and collaborator, Trey Songz. The reason behind the decision is a legal one, as the troubled artist’s judge denied his request to travel outside of California where he currently resides.
Brown posted the announcement on Instagram, stating: “I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now. The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service.” He continues to explain that once he finishes his hours then he’ll be back on the road.
View Breezy’s Instagram message in full, as well as Songz and Tyga’s tweets after the jump. More »
Today’s the day: Ne-Yo‘s back with his sixth studio effort Non-Fiction (out now, January 27), a collection packed to the brim with collaborators, including David Guetta (“Who’s Taking You Home”), T.I., Schoolboy Q and Pitbull (“Time Of Our Lives”) as well as his 2014 hit “She Knows” with Juicy J.
The feature-stuffed record, inspired by true events, is also said to be Ne-Yo’s return to roots. In an interview with Billboard, he described the effort as “predominantly R&B,” explaining “I had a little stint with the dance music…but I had to go home on this one.” But did the critics enjoy his latest attempt?
Find out what music reviewers around the world had to say about Non-Fiction after the jump. More »
What on earth is Katy Perry going to pull out of her whipped cream cans for the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday at the University Of Phoenix Stadium? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess, though you can be sure that a) it will be non-controversial…supposedly, and b) she’ll tear through a slew of her crowd-pleasing hits — which include songs naughty (“I Kissed A Girl”), playful (“California Gurls”), wistful (“Teenage Dream”), inspirational (“Firework”), creepy (“E.T.”) and mysterious (“Dark Horse”).
But while whatever outfit or hair color Katy opts for remains up in the air, she’s at least ready to put the “foot” in football — thanks to her newly-painted, pigskin-themed toenails, which she displayed on Instagram last night. More »
While Harmonizers are still crying, shaking and coming to grips with the fact that Fifth Harmony‘s debut LP Reflection is streaming in full ahead of its official February 3 release date, Lambs are processing the girl band’s interpolation of “Always Be My Baby” on “Like Mariah.” So, how did the most-anticipated song on the album turn out? It’s a cute bop that pays Mimi and her legendary vocals the respect they deserve.
“Your lovin’ takes me higher, you set my heart on fire,” the ladies sing over the unmistakeable beat of “Always Be My Baby.” They then reference one of the diva’s biggest hits: “When you touch my body, go me singin’ like Mariah.” There’s also a surprisingly retro verse from Tyga, who name-checks both the Elusive Chanteuse and, randomly, Aaliyah. The end-result is a track that successfully taps into the summery urban-pop vibe of Butterfly-era Mimi. Listen after the jump. More »
Ciara always had a fun, breezy spirit — and it is being reflected on her Instagram account! The singer uploaded various shots of her cracking smiles with her son, blogger Jared Eng, Joe Zee, Kerry Washington and more. She also shows off her post-baby body with thigh-and-tummy baring white outfits (body goals, for sure). Along with the photos, Ciara posted two videos of her singing an acoustic version of her new single — “I Bet.”
The tune is the first taste of the singer’s forthcoming sixth LP, Jackie, which will be out this Spring. View the cheerful gallery up top, and catch CiCi’s performance snippets after the jump! More »
At this point, the question isn’t so much if James Bay will crack America — as when. After releasing two critically-acclaimed EPs in 2014, the Brit is preparing to drop debut LP Chaos And The Calm on March 24 and the buzz surrounding it suggests a major commercial breakthrough. All the project needs is a radio hit and “Hold Back The River” — already a smash in Australia and the UK — should take care of that.
I spoke with the singer/songwriter about recording Chaos And The Calm late last year and he expressed a desire to move away from the bare-bones approach of his early work in favor of a richer, fuller ‘band’ sound. James also opened up about his old-fashioned approach to winning new fans (i.e. non-stop touring) and hitting the road with “Take Me To Church” hitmaker Hozier. Find out what the Hitchin-born breakout star has to say about his journey to the top after the jump. More »
After reuniting for “Squeeze Me” off the forthcoming soundtrack for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, N.E.R.D. are back with an accompanying video! The musical trio find themselves in the mystical world of Bikini Bottom, as they hang out with Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star under the sea.
Look out for the new Spongebob film when it hits theaters on Friday, February 6. Watch the “Squeeze Me” video up top, and listen to two other soundtrack cuts — “Patrick Star” and “Sandy Squirrel,” respectively — after the jump! More »
Over the past month, we’ve gotten tastes of the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack thanks to Ellie Goulding‘s “Love Me Like You Do” and The Weeknd‘s slinky “Earned It.” Now, we have Sia‘s cut — titled “Salted Wound.” Judging from the wording, one would expect an intense and painful song. Instead, what we have is a delicate, euphoric ballad that finds the singer’s vocals floating over a haunting violin and harp production.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack drops on February 10 and includes features from Jessie Ware, Annie Lennox and a slowed-down version of Beyonce‘s “Crazy In Love.” If you’re feeling naughty, treat your significant other for Valentine’s Day weekend when the film releases on February 13. More »
There are few more passionately dedicated fanbases than Taylor Swift‘s Swifties. Just ask Diplo about it! And when Tay Tay’s in trouble, you can bet: They’re going to be freaking the f–k out about it.
Earlier this morning, the 1989 diva’s Twitter account began tweeting out some strange follow requests. The accounts in question are seemingly run by the leader of a Lizard Squard, a hacking collective allegedly also responsible for the brief Facebook outage last night. Although the mystery tweets only lingered in cyberspace for about 15 minutes, the damage was already done, and the entirety of the fan base briefly lost it on Twitter.
Check out the original tweets, as well as some of the most panicked and hilarious tweets after the jump. More »
Big Sean is not playing around when it comes to serious promo for his upcoming LP, Dark Sky Paradise! Following the sneaky unveiling of the album’s title via social media and an intense Complex magazine cover, the Detroit rapper has now dropped a teaser trailer! What does it show? The record’s release date!
You can look out for the album on February 24, with features from Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jhene Aiko and more (at least according to their social media campaigns). Towards the end of the murky trailer a brief yet soulful snippet of a reported Kanye West collaboration plays, which would explain his Twitter cosign.
Watch the official album trailer after the jump! More »