One Direction Nab Second-Biggest Album Chart Opening Of 2014 With ‘Four’

One Direction have narrowly edged Coldplay out of the runner-up spot, as far as biggest album openings of the year go. We all know that Taylor Swift is tops in 2014 with 1989 , which debuted earlier this month with 1.287 copies sold out of the gate. That left Coldplay in second place, after Ghost Stories opened with 383,000 in May. But 1D have crashed into the top spot on the Billboard 200 after selling 387,000 copies of Four last week.

That’s impressive by 2014 standards, but it’s a far cry from the 546,000 One Direction’s previous LP, Midnight Memories, started with last December. Still, the boy band now have the distinction of being the only group to have their first four albums debut at #1. Another noteworthy item: Four will be the final chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 based soley on sales. Starting next week, streams will also factor into the chart. More »

Coldplay Share Fun Interactive Video For “Ink”: Watch The Animated Clip

'Ghost Stories Live 2014' Concert Film & Live Album
'Ghost Stories Live 2014' Concert Film & Live Album
Coldplay's latest musical project is now available!

Coldplay gave fans a special treat with their new interactive video for “Ink” — the fourth single off their Ghost Stories LP! The visual finds a man searching around the world for his long lost love, with the viewer being able to choose what happens in his adventure!

Along with the video, Coldplay released their live album and concert film on November 24 — titled Ghost Stories Live 2014. Ghost Stories, the band’s sixth album, was released in May and feature tracks like“Magic,” “Always In My Head,” “A Sky Full Of Stars” and “True Love.” More »

Sky Ferreira Closes Out The ‘Night Time, My Time’ Era, Debuts New Song “Guardian” And Plans Ahead For 2015

Well, it’s the end of an era: Sky Ferreira is officially putting her critically acclaimed debut album, Night Time, My Time (our Best Album of ’13!), to bed.

The “Everything Is Embarrassing” singer-songwriter tied together the remaining strings of her campaign, which gave us everything from “You’re Not The One” to an opening set on Miley‘s Bangerz Tour to “I Blame Myself”, with a handful of live shows on the West Coast over the past few days. In a post on Instagram yesterday, Sky reflected on her 2 year stretch of touring and provided some insight into what’s coming next.

Find out what she had to say after the jump. More »

Lorde Performs “Yellow Flicker Beat” On ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

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American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
Watch Lorde, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez & more take the stage!

Lorde stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night (November 25) to perform her stomping tune, “Yellow Flicker Beat.” The dark-pop princess commanded the stage (similar to her AMAs performance) as she passionately sung the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack cut.

Along with her performance, the singer sat down with the talk show host to chat about her BFF Taylor Swift (who she jokingly managed for a night) and the origin of her stage name. “Well I kind of wanted something that was aristocratic and fancy,” she said about the Lorde moniker. “So I found the name ‘Lord,’ and I wanted to feminize it.”

Watch Lorde perform up top, and catch her interviews after the jump! More »

Austin Mahone And Camila Cabello Respond To Break Up Rumors: Read The Tweets

5H Debut "Sledgehammer" Video
5H Debut "Sledgehammer" Video
Well, we've officially been slaydgehammered! Watch the video.

Fifth Harmony might be killin’ it right now with their new single “Sledgehammer,” but there’s a bit of personal drama happening behind the scenes with Camila Cabello.

Earlier in the week, pop cutie Austin Mahone confirmed that he and the 5H starlet had indeed called it quits. Only problem? The damn tabloids, of course! In an alleged exclusive, a “source” told HollywoodLife that Camila went public with her relationship with Austin too soon, which he felt was a business maneuver: “She wanted to tell people and he wanted to keep it low key. When she revealed that they were dating, he accused her of using it to sell albums and she was hurt by that and they both decided to break up.” Austin, however, is calling BS on the story.

Yesterday, the “What About Love” crooner responded to the gossip site directly on Twitter. “That’s the most ridiculous reason I’ve ever heard… Nothing like that even happened at all. Idk what source u guys talking 2,” he fired off. And it seems Camila was equally miffed by the accusation. So much so, that she’s decided to cool off on social media for a minute: “guys guys. nobody is the bad guy here and nobody deserves any hate. lots of love goodnight. with that said, im taking a little break from twitter for a couple days. i love you all so much,” she explained. It’s nice to see these two acting so cordial! (Jordin Sparks isn’t exactly dealing with her break-up the same way.) More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Get Glam And Jazzy In ‘H&M Magical Holidays’ Commercial: Watch

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Gaga & Tony's "It Don't Mean A Thing" Video
Gaga & Tony's "It Don't Mean A Thing" Video
Another promotional video from Tony and Gaga's chart-topping Cheek To Cheek!

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett love nothing more than dancing Cheek To Cheek — and their tireless #CheekToCheekPromo certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

In a new Johan Renck-directed advertisement for their H&M holiday campaign, the two superstar duet partners have teamed up yet again to give us all their jazzy glamour with a truly chic holiday soiree. The clip, filled with devastating attractive partygoers, sees the two doing what they do best — entertaining the crowd! — while performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” off of their jazz standards LP. As per usual, Gaga’s giving us lots of look in her massive Cher wig and Mr. Bennett is looking dapper in a suit as the two slow dance, croon and flirt the night away. We certainly wouldn’t mind being invited to the next one.

Watch Gaga and Tony’s clip up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Bette Midler Responds To Ariana Grande: The Shade Saga Is Over

Ariana Responds To Bette's Shade
Ariana Responds To Bette's Shade
Ariana Grande responded to Bette's comments about her performance style.

Perhaps these two can get together for a little rendition of “You Don’t Own Me” sometime in the near future, after all.

If you’re just now getting wind of the mini-shade saga, the divine Miss Bette Midler made headlines following a Telegraph interview by calling out Ariana Grande for her sexy style, concluding “You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead.” It was a rough assessment considering Bette’s more daring moments on stage, but it was all love when Miss Grande responded, pointing out on Twitter that Bette “was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement!” — complete with a photo of Bette as a provocative mermaid, just to drive the point home…and a shout-out to First Wives Club.

Apparently Bette’s taken a good, hard look at herself in the mirror, because she’s just had a change of heart: “About my screed on @ArianaGrande, all I can say is, “Spoken like a reformed old whore! She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off,” she remarked on Twitter, thus closing the chapter on the criticism. And so, that’s that! We like it better when two talented divas get along, anyway — let’s hear it for the girls. More »

Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” Lyric Video: Watch The Adorable Clip

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American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
Watch Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith & more grace the stage!

Ariana Grande gives fans an insight to her childhood with the lyric video for her future yuletide classic — “Santa Tell Me.” The bubblegum-pink visuals show very adorable baby photos of the “Best Mistake” singer, as the lyrics sparkle on the screen.

Along with the holiday tune, Grande will perform at A Very Grammy Christmas on December 5 on CBS. She also plans to sing at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs on December 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. More »

One Direction Perform “Steal My Girl” At 2014 ARIA Awards In Australia: Watch

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1D Down Under
AMAs 2014: Watch The Performances
AMAs 2014: Watch The Performances
Watch all the performances, including One Direction, from the 2014 AMAs.

One Direction have been on a winning streak since, well, their debut, and they’re showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. After releasing their latest studio album Four last week (due to deliver the year’s second highest-selling opening week sales), the lads only just took home the trophy for Artist Of The Year at the 2014 American Music Awards. (They also performed “Night Changes” during the show.) But why stop at dominating in only one territory?

Yesterday, the troupe headed down to the 2014 ARIA Awards in Australia, where they took the trophy for Best International Artist (for the third year in a row) before hitting the stage to perform their latest smash single, “Steal My Girl.” As per usual, the boys delivered a solid, if not somewhat reserved rendition of their hit — no doubt a tiny bit exhausted from having just toured the world. Still, their voices were on point and the crowd was, of course, loving every second.

Watch 1D perform “Steal My Girl” up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

‘The Voice’: Watch Taylor Swift Return To Belt Out “Blank Space”

'The Voice': Christina Mentors Gwen's Team
'The Voice': Christina Mentors Gwen's Team
Xtina returns to 'The Voice' to help Gwen Stefani's crew of singers.

For everyone who spent the weekend worrying that the Voice contestants would not have a Thanksgiving feast, you may now rest easy. Well, not about how you prioritize your worries, but about the whole Thanksgiving thing. All of the Top 10 contestants who gathered for what they thought to be Friendsgiving were surprised by the presence of their parents. What an adorable way to fill the massive amounts of time that The Voice needs to fill during the results show.

An even better way to fill said time? Performances by Taylor Swift, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams — all of whom brought their talents to Tuesday’s episode. More »