Avicii is gaining something a reputation for churning out epic videos, so the stakes are high for worldwide smash “Hey Brother”. Happily, it looks like Swede has struck gold again. At least if the patriotic military-themed preview is any indication.
The thirty second teaser is a nostalgic affair. There is war footage intercut with what appear to be wholesome home movies. We’re treated to glimpses of a military funeral, fireworks and soldiers. The blockbuster video promises to pull hard on our heartstrings. Watch up top. More »
Lady Gaga‘s much-anticipated “Do What U Want” video is almost ready! Director Terry Richardson shared a pic from the set today (December 6) and, if it’s any indication, we’re in for an eye-popping extravaganza with minimal clothing and a surprising lack of wigs.
The black and white photo shows Mother Monster riding R. Kelly in black lingerie. Her hair looks remarkably natural and she’s giving her duet partner a rather disgruntled look. Or perhaps that’s her come hither stare? Whatever the case, expect sexual tension and controversy from the finished product. More »
Remember when Lady Gaga‘s “Dope” reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 after an awards show performance and fell out of the top 50 the following week? That was an extreme example of the power of streaming in determining chart position. YouTube views, viral videos and Vevo premieres are now a major variable in landing a hit.
And when it comes to generating attention, sex is still the answer. Miley Cyrus‘ nude ride on a wrecking ball caught everyone’s attention, Robin Thicke and his scantily clad ladies helped make “Blurred Lines” the biggest hit of the veteran crooner’s career and Katy Perry‘s cleavage-showcasing jungle jaunt helped propel “Roar” to number one.
It almost goes without saying that those three eye-popping visuals appear on Vevo’s list of the 10 most-watched music videos of 2013 but there are some surprises. Will.i.am and Britney Spears‘ “Scream & Shout” video punched above its weight as did One Direction‘s “Kiss You”. The big spoiler? Well, see for yourself after the jump. More »
The jubilant, pregnant Kelly Clarkson stopped by Ellen earlier today to talk with Ellen Degeneres about a litany of issues — but really, it was all about her morning sickness — as well as to perform her Yuletide classic “Underneath The Tree” from her platinum-selling Christmas album Wrapped In Red. Between sounding off on crazy celebrity baby names and asking for a bucket (seriously), the pop songstress made quite the impression. Was she hormonal or is she always that giddy? Who cares! It’s adorable.
As usual, her vocal performance on “Underneath The Tree” was unparalleled — but then, it’s Kelly Clarkson. She always delivers. More »
We’re treated to a blast from a hypothetical Christmas past with last night’s episode, “Previously Unaired Christmas.” While it is actually a new episode, it’s intended to be a peek at what was going on with the Glee kids during the 2012 holiday season. Everyone gets a chance to wax nostalgic and learn a little lesson about the spirit of Christmas.
Sue Sylvester introduces the episode in a beautifully decorated living room, complete with gorgeous felt stockings hung by the chimney with care. She explains the flashback premise, and so it begins! More »
Brandi Cyrus caused a stir when she worked the red carpet at this year’s American Music Awards as a correspondent for Spin Media. For starters, she looked incredible and turned out to be a wiz with a microphone. But there’s more to Miley‘s older sister than good looks and interview skills.
The 26-year-old plans to take the fashion world by storm and is part of an alt-pop duo called Frank + Derol. The band is on hiatus at the moment due to label issues, which is a shame because their music is very good. A good example is their unreleased cover of “Silver Bells” with Paper Route frontman J.T. Daly.
The hazy, lo-fi approach brings a new perspective to the Christmas standard and the harmonies are on point. I caught up with Brandi to chat about the track, her future music plans and other exciting endeavors. Listen to the song and see what’s next from Ms. Cyrus after the jump. More »