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Jessie J And Ariana Grande Are NOT Remaking Brandy And Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”

AMAS 2014: Watch The Performances
AMAS 2014: Watch The Performances
Watch Nicki, Jessie & Ari perform "Bang Bang" live at the AMAs.

You can either breathe easy or let out a great sigh of disappointment, because Jessie J and Ariana Grande are not teaming up to remake Brandy and Monica‘s R&B classic, “The Boy Is Mine.”

Despite the fact that Darkchild seemingly confirmed the collaboration for his upcoming 20th anniversary project, according to the UK’s Mirror, Jessie J quickly shot down those rumors herself on the American Music Awards red carpet. In fact, she even went so far as to reach out to Brandy about the idea.

“No, it’s not true, neither of us have agreed. Sadly people are believing it. I spoke to Brandy and I was like, ‘no it’s not happening’. Monica and Brandy are the best,” she said. It would be odd for Darkchild to dream up a collaboration without asking either of the participants, but that seems like a pretty stone-cold “no” on Jessie’s part, right? Ah, well. Maybe he was just listening to too much “Bang Bang.” More »

Kelly Clarkson Gets Festive In “Wrapped In Red” Video: Watch

Kelly Covers Taylor's “Shake It Off”: Watch
Kelly Covers Taylor's “Shake It Off”: Watch
Watch Kelly Clarkson reinvent T. Swift's #1 hit live in concert.

It’s that time of year! Time to break out your copy of Kelly Clarkson‘s Wrapped In Red, that is.

Our original American Idol is giving us a little bit more to love this Christmas season with her brand new video for “Wrapped In Red,” the title track from her critically acclaimed 2013 holiday record, which was recently re-issued as a CD/DVD for this year.

The vintage-looking clip, which was shot earlier this year, combines grainy footage from Clarkson Christmases past with shots of the powerhouse singer crooning behind old-timey microphones, looking like the classic diva she is. The Christmas lights and snowflakes twinkling ’round her also help to serve up the holiday spirit. Check out the video over at Amazon, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Win A 20th Anniversary Edition Vinyl Of Aaliyah’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’!

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994
The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994
We're counting down the best songs of 1994. Find out who made the cut!

Back when the reissues, rarities and new releases were first announced for Record Store Day’s upcoming Black Friday sale, our eyes zeroed in on a truly incredible find: The 20th anniversary edition of Aaliyah‘s Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number. (A proper tribute to the R&B icon, as opposed to certain Lifetime TV biopics.)

The 12″ double LP 180 gram white vinyl pressing, which will be released in a limited pressing on Friday, features her Top 10 hits “Back & Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love),” as well as the rare bonus track, “The Thing I Like.” And lucky enough for us, we got our hands on a copy in advance. Want to win one? Stay at your best, and find out how after the jump. More »

Gwen Stefani Talks Family And Gets Surprised By Pharrell On ‘The Ellen Show’: Watch

Stefani Surprise
Gwen & Pharrell Tease "Spark The Fire" Video
Gwen & Pharrell Tease "Spark The Fire" Video
Gwen Stefani reverts back to her fun and zany ways in the teaser video.

Gwen Stefani is one busy mama: Not only is getting ready to spark the fire with Pharrell, but she’s also serving as a judge on The Voice and a full-time mommy to her three sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.

The No Doubt legend stopped by The Ellen Show to discuss raising her kids (complete with an adorable array of photos!), her 12+ year marriage with Gavin Rossdale. “We’re like everybody else, we go through our cycles of being happy and then…oh my gosh!” she laughs.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Ellen without a surprise! Because of Gwen’s crazy schedule, the talk show host decided to gift the “Hollaback Girl” goddess with a super comfy chair…complete with a complimentary Pharrell! The surprise guest’s arrival was good timing too, because Gwen got to share 10 seconds of their “Spark The Fire” video, which already looks like one, fun emoji-fied affair. Check out Gwen talking about her family up top, and watch the “Happy” hit-maker surprise Gwen after the jump. More »

Fifth Harmony Debut “Sledgehammer” Video: Watch

Fifth Harmony Sledgehammer Video
Fifth Harmony Tease Meghan Trainor Duet
Fifth Harmony Tease Meghan Trainor Duet
Fifth Harmony have big plans in store for their long-awaited, oft-delayed debut, Reflection.

Well, we’ve officially been slaydgehammered.

After teasing the visual for their newest Reflection tune last week, the fab fivesome known as Fifth Harmony have at long last premiered their “Sledgehammer” video this morning — and it’s a glam, sledgehammering affair.

The concept of the video is simple but chic: Basically, the girls are giving us lots of poses, silhouettes and sledgehammer fist-pumping moves together in unison. At times, the girls are swinging from the rafters from colorful flowing gowns. And at others, they’re giving us some solo screentime — from Camila‘s against-the-wall crooning next to a giant horse statue (sure!) to Normani and Ally belting out their big bridge notes. Plus, there are plenty of men demonstrating the use of a sledgehammer. You know, just to really drive the point home.

The girls all look great and, of course, the song still knocks. What do you think about the “Sledgehammer” video? Check it out up top, and let us know in the comments below. More »

David Guetta’s ‘Listen’: Album Review

David Guetta & Nicki Minaj, "Hey Mama": Listen
David Guetta & Nicki Minaj, "Hey Mama": Listen
David Guetta's collaboration track with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack has arrived.

Today, David Guetta is a household name.

Although the French producer had been making waves on the dance floor back in his homeland well over a decade ago in the early ’00′s, it was his 2009 collaborative record One Love — the one that spawned global smashes like “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland and “Sexy Bitch” with Akon — that effectively turned the DJ into an overnight pop star in his own right.

His now tried-and-true formula, the pairing of distinct vocalists and some of the world’s biggest pop stars with pulverizing House beats, has since become status quo in an EDM-saturated world (an era for which he is largely responsible), influencing fellow DJs like Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Avicii — even Giorgio Moroder‘s forthcoming artist album feels like a response to the Guettafication of dance music. And with his sixth studio album, Listen (out November 24), Guetta shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. More »

K. Michelle Struggles To Stay Afloat On “Going Under”: Listen

K. Michelle Going Under
Just Keep Swimming
K. Michelle's "Maybe I Should Call" Lyric Video
K. Michelle's "Maybe I Should Call" Lyric Video
K. Michelle croons her 'Anybody' ballad. Watch!

It feels like every day, we’re treated to a new excerpt from the diary of K. Michelle.

Today, the talented Love & Hip Hop starlet-turned-R&B siren has unveiled the fourth track from her forthcoming studio album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, following the release of “Love ‘Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call” and “How Do You Know?”

The synth-filled electro-R&B jam sees the songstress slipping down beneath the surface, baring her soul and expressing her doubts. “Who’s gonna pick me up? Who’s gonna give a f–k? Oh, who’s gonna go the mile? Fly me to the clouds?” she cries. Like her past few releases off of Anybody, “Going Under” proves that K’s diving deeper lyrically and providing more depth production-wise on her highly anticipated follow-up.

Listen to “Going Under” up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Mark Ronson Debuts “Feel Right (Feat. Mystikal)” Lyric Video: Watch

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk"
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk"
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars team up once more for Ronson's lead single.

The funk just won’t stop coming!

After his show-stopping performance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (during Bruno Mars worked it out to their hot collabo, “Uptown Funk”), music maestro Mark Ronson returns today with the official lyric video for his Mystikal collaboration, “Feel Right.”

The black and white, speaker and record-filled clip provides some fun illustrations and nice text to look at while the funky, James Brown-like tune comes jamming through the airwaves. (Hey, you know, it’s a lyric video.) According to an interview with Billboard, the collaboration came about during “a chance encounter” at the recording studio. What do you think of “Feel Right”? Watch the lyric video after the jump, and sound off in the comments below. More »

Win A Pair Of Tickets To The ‘Annie’ Movie Premiere In New York City!

Annie is heading to New York City…and we want you to join in on the fun.

We’ve already been bopping to the Sia-helmed soundtrack for the highly anticipated 2014 adaptation of the beloved classic, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, and now, it’s time to send two of our lucky readers to the NYC premiere on Sunday, December 7! And, to sweeten the deal even more, we’re throwing in an Annie prize pack, including t-shirts, movie posters and even a Sandy plush.

Want to win tickets to head to the premiere? It’s easy. Find out how after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s ‘Beyoncé: Platinum Edition’ Is Now Streaming, All Videos Are On VEVO

Bey's "7/11" Video: A Homemade Masterpiece
Bey's "7/11" Video: A Homemade Masterpiece
When it comes to breaking the internet, Beyonce is in a league of her own.

It’s truly a great day to be a member of the BeyHive: King Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated repackage of her 2013 surprise release, BEYONCÉ: Platinum Edition, is now available to stream and purchase worldwide.

The collection includes her newly released banger “7/11,” as well as “Ring Off” and remixes of “Blow,” “Standing On The Sun,” “***Flawless” and “Drunk In Love.” And, in addition to the album’s re-release, Bey’s team was also kind enough to (finally!) upload all of the videos from her visual album onto VEVO. What a treat!

Go ahead and listen to the re-release after the jump, and if you’d like, re-watch the entire collection of videos as well. Let us know what you think about the new tracks in the comments below! More »

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