The gents from Milky Chance are slowly but surely ascending the Billboard Hot 100 with rising hit “Stolen Dance”. (It’s currently sitting at number 66). The infectious folk-pop anthem conquered the charts across Europe before wreaking similar havoc in Australia and New Zealand, so expect to see the unlikely earworm climb a lot higher before the end of the year.
Given the buzz surrounding the track, it’s about time Milky Chance set a US release date for debut LP Sadnecessary. It will hit stores on October 14 but that will be preceded by a limited edition vinyl release on September 30. And if you pre-order the album on iTunes, you’ll get “Flashed Junk Mind” (the band’s second single in some markets) in advance. See the full tracklist, which remains the same as the international version, after the jump. More »
Gorgon City are currently working “Unmissable” as their fourth single off upcoming debut LP Sirens (due out October 7), but one track they might consider for next in line is “Go All Night.” The booming deep house cut features the powerhouse vocals of Jennifer Hudson, and it was co-written by Kiesza.
Over the holiday weekend UK duo Gorgon City tossed short snippets of each Sirens album track on Instagram. Head below to get just a taste of what Academy Award winner J-Hud sounds like when she takes her unmistakeable voice to the club. More »
Jennifer Lopez shot a sexy pictorial for an upcoming issue of Elle magazine UK and kindly shared some of the snaps on Instagram. In one eye-popping black-and-white photo, the stunning 45-year-old shows off her world-famous booty by climbing a staircase in a dress short enough to be a jacket. She completes the look by rocking sexy, thigh-high boots.
As for the other pic? It’s a classic beauty shot… but let’s be real, all eyes are on that behind! The shoot ties in nicely with J.Lo’s new single “Booty”. The timeless diva just unveiled a new remix of the song featuring Iggy Azalea and has already wrapped up the video. It’s just catchy enough to reignite her A.K.A. campaign, so plan on seeing more of Jennifer’s butt in the near future. See the pics after the jump. More »
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Following the release of her Cocaine 80s-assisted “To Love & Die” and “The Pressure” (along with the video, which just dropped today), honey-voiced LA songstress Jhene Aiko‘s dreamy debut album, Souled Out, has arrived one week ahead of schedule.
The long awaited full-length debut is a follow-up to Aiko’s critically acclaimed 2013 Sail Out EP, which spawned her hit “The Worst,” and features production by No I.D. and Fisticuffs, as well as features from Common, her daughter Namiko and her late brother, Miyagi.
Listen to the atmospheric record right now on iTunes, and let us know what you think about the LP in the comments below. More »
Since addressing his sexuality in his love triangle-themed “Leave Your Lover” video (it was already a fairly open secret), Sam Smith has largely avoided talking about his love life or gay issues in general — apart from slamming hook-up apps like Grindr and Tinder. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the cherub-faced crooner opened up a little about his journey but is adamant that he doesn’t want to be a community spokesman.
“I was worried,” the 22-year-old admits about coming out publicly. “I didn’t give the public enough credit. We were really panicky about it, but then as soon as we did it, I am just so proud of how people haven’t reacted. People really just don’t give a shit.” Sam believes his success is a milestone of sorts. “I feel like it’s a step forward — we’re in uncharted territory at the moment where you say it [ie. that you're gay] before an album and it’s all natural and okay. It’s great.”
The “Stay With Me” hitmaker believes his sexuality hasn’t affected his career because of how he has presented himself. “I’m not trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it,” he said. “That’s what I do. I’m not trying to heal the world. From a young age I’ve always been like this, so it’s been normal.” More »
Nicole Scherzinger spent her Labor Day (September 1) sailing around Ibiza on a yacht. It presented the perfect opportunity for her to model a sexy striped bikini and ramp up the hype for her new single “On The Rocks”, which everyone seems to hate apart from me. I mean, she sings about photoshopping her ex out of pictures. What’s not to love?
Apart from looking ridiculously good and releasing great songs that haven’t performed as well as they should have, Nicole has been busy putting the finishing touches on her sophomore LP. It was entirely produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and will be released in the US via Epic Records. There’s no word yet if “On The Rocks” is the official lead single over here but it seems likely. See the former Pussycat Dolls diva’s bikini beautiful pics after the jump. More »