As part of the promotional run for her new LP The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj stopped by Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live to chat with host Andy Cohen! The rapper was full of energy on the late night show, where she opted to plead the fifth when Cohen asked, “Who has the biggest dick in the music industry?” She also discussed her experience working with Beyonce on the new record and even took a shot with Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks!
Along with her appearance on Bravo, Minaj also guested at NYC’s Hot 97 radio station where they hosted a special VIP lounge event. The night was supposed to be a sit-down interview with DJ Ebro, but the rapper took it upon herself to hop on the couch and give the audience some eye-opening twerk action — “Anaconda”-style. It’s quite mesmerizing!
Watch the interviews and Minaj’s ***Flawless twerking after the jump! More »
BREAKING: Justin Bieber, singer of songs, has taken off his shirt. Stars…they’re just like us!
The “Home To Mama” singer, who is often known to misplace his clothing, has just removed his shirt again, this time for a selfie, which was just posted today on his photo sharing service, Shots.
2014′s Most Popular Act On Twitter is up to big things at the moment, having recently bleached his hair. At the same time, the Biebs is also putting in work at the recording studio for a joint album with Cody Simpson. But most of all, he is shirtless, documenting the experience of shirtlessness for the world to see. More »
Iggy Azalea joins DJ/producer Skrillex as one of the headline acts at Billboard’s inaugural Winterfest. The live extravaganza will be held at Park City, Utah’s leading music venue, Park City Live, during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Running from January 22 to January 31, the event already boasts the attendance of violinist Lindsey Stirling, rockers Portugal. The Man, Aussie dance duo Knife Party and Swedish DJ Alesso. Expect more acts will be added shortly.
In addition to headlining Winterfest, the rap diva also recently announced her first arena tour (Iggy’s sharing the stage with fellow rising stars Nick Jonas and Tinshe), revealed that she has already started work on album number two and confirmed her feature on Britney Spears‘ new single. When you throw in those Grammy nominations and rumored Selena Gomez collab, the “Beg For It” hitmaker already has early 2015 on lock. More »
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Nicki Minaj has selected Beyonce-featuring jam “Feelin’ Myself” as the next single from The Pinkprint. “Radio has really gravitated to their own songs, like I’m guessing ‘Feelin’ Myself’ is the next urban song,” the rap diva told Hot 97. “They picked it on their own.” It’s an absolute no-brainer given the success of their previous collaboration, “***Flawless,” on urban radio and the song’s popularity on iTunes.
In fact, “Feelin’ Myself” is currently best-selling track from The Pinkprint — even ahead of the femcee’s official new single “Only.” (You know, the one with the racist Nazi lyric video?) Speaking of that banger, Nicki was asked which of those collaborators — Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown — she would like to fuck, marry and kill. Onika played it cute and let the listeners decide, but wasn’t particularly vocal when the crowd voted for Breezy’s death! Listen to the interview after the jump. More »
It’s been an interesting year for Lana Del Rey. She delivered a triumphant sophomore set (Ultraviolence was my favorite album of 2014), but its campaign was overshadowed by, you know, those quotes about wanting to be dead. The album was also snubbed by the Grammys and failed to produce any radio hits, which was to be expected given its the comparatively gritty content. On the bright side, she did get a nomination for her Big Eyes soundtrack song.
While 2014 was something of a roller coaster ride commercially, Lana remained the muse of fashion photographers and delivered a string of memorable photo shoots and magazine covers. The latest addition to her ever-expanding modeling portfolio is a chic spread in French Grazia magazine. She looks extremely stylish and modern, coming across like a gorgeous mix of Angelina Jolie and Brigitte Bardot. Peruse the pics up top. More »
Kylie Minogue got the internet buzzing yesterday (December 17) when one of her dancers let slip that she was recording a new video. Fans speculated that it was probably for a belated Kiss Me Once single (a deluxe version of the LP is on the way) or another visual for that surprise Kylie + Garibay EP. As it turns out, the pop icon filmed a clip for her upcoming Giorgio Moroder collaboration. I guess that makes it a firm candidate for the lead single?
“Started the day shooting for BCBG followed by a video shoot for @kylieminogue & @giorgiomoroder,” tweeted DJ TJ. He then added the hashtag: “#TodayWasAGoodDay.” So there you have it. This is a pretty exciting development for the Aussie songbird. Giorgio’s new LP, the iconically-titled 74 Is The New 24, is a high-profile project featuring pop-dance luminaries like Britney Spears and Sia. Being singled out in that company is pretty special. See the DJ’s tweet after the jump. More »
Well, it’s official: Sam Smith can truly say he’s lonely no more.
The UK soul crooner is now the only artist to sell one million copies both here in the US and the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.
Smith’s debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, officially passed the million mark overnight, one of only two UK records to do so overseas — the other being Ed Sheeran‘s x. At the same time, the album was confirmed to be a million-seller in the US, alongside only Taylor Swift‘s 1989 and Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, by Nielsen Music yesterday.
“OFFICIALLY sold 1 MILLION copies of In The Lonely Hour! To say I am ecstatic is a huge understatement. Thank you so much to every single person who has purchased my album,” said Smith of the achievement.
The talented singer stays winning, too: He just notched his second Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit in the US this week with “I’m Not The Only One.” That Sam Smith reign just won’t let up! More »
Nicki Minaj has many personas: Boss Ass Bitch, Roman, Nicki Lewinsky, Ratchet Barb — the list goes on and on! But now, the rapper is trying her hand at modeling, and the results are utterly ***flawless. Minaj is the star of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign, shot by famed photographer (and Lana Del Rey‘s boyfriend) Francesco Carrozzini.
The “Only” diva flaunts her best poses for the shoot, as she dons flowing summer dresses, bright bodycons and some serious shades. The ad campaign highlights just how pretty Minaj is, and also displays her more woman-like side. The editorial photos come straight after the release of her third LP The Pinkprint, which dropped on December 15. More »
By now you’ve likely seen the shirtless photo of Calvin Harris that was doing the rounds this week, taken during a behind-the-scenes moment while the Scottish producer/DJ was on the set for his Emporio Armani shoot. The 30-year-old is the new face of the label’s 2015 Spring/Summer line, so now he can add the words “top model” to his already-impressive resume.
It turns out there was another shirtless snap of Harris to be found on his Instagram, which you can see in the gallery above, along with pics from the actual Armani campaign. Looks like Versace and Madonna now have some stiff pop star competition lined up for the months ahead. More »
It’s truly a joyful time to be Ed Sheeran right now!
Not only has the singer-songwriter just been nominated for a bunch of Grammy Awards in 2015, but he’s just notched his highest charting single of his career (to date) with “Thinking Out Loud,” the latest single off of x. The song has zoomed up to #6 on the Hot 100 this week according to Billboard, officially surpassing his previous x hits “Sing” (#13) and “Don’t” (#9), making this a major winning streak for the talented crooner — and perhaps only the beginning of the song’s Hot 100 Top 10 success.
Plus, his BFF Taylor Swift is enjoying some major success too! The unstoppable 1989 pop princess is enjoying her fifth week at #1 with “Blank Space,” making the song her most successful Hot 100 hit to date. Coupled with her 3 non-consecutive weeks at #1 with “Shake It Off,” the win also signals her ninth week at #1 overall in 2014, which puts her just ahead of Meghan Trainor‘s 8-week reign with “All About That Bass.” But wait, there’s more! More »