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Mary J. Blige’s “Whole Damn Year”: Listen To Her ‘London Sessions’ Ballad

We’re still waiting for the actual first single off Mary J. Blige‘s upcoming LP The London Sessions to arrive — it’s called “Therapy” — but in the meantime, we now have the second so-called buzz track to surface ahead of the album’s release. “Whole Damn Year” follows up the far more upbeat, Disclosure-produced “Right Now.” It’s a ballad that finds Blige lyrically detailing the aftermath of an extremely painful breakup.

“Tryin’ to find a way to explain this, why you can’t touch me tonight / I can feel you getting impatient, but I really can’t let you inside,” Mary sings mournfully in “Whole Damn Year.” Some outlets are reporting that the song is a co-write done with Emeli Sande, but there’s no official word on that just yet.

Hear “Whole Damn Year” below. More »


One Direction’s “Steal My Girl”: Listen To A Tease Of Their Lead ‘Four’ Single

Directioners, the new One Direction single, “Steal My Girl,” is here! Well, okay — it’s here in like super-abbreviated form. The song is the lead offering from the British boy band’s aptly-titled fourth LP Four (out November 17).

“Everybody wanna steal my girl, everybody wanna take her heart away,” the lads croon on the “Steal My Girl” chorus, before warning, “Find another one because she belongs to me!”

That’s about all you get from the short clip, which you can hear below ahead of the full song’s September 29 release. More »


Charli XCX’s ‘Sucker’ Album Has New Cover Art, Release Date Pushed Back Two Months

Charli XCX‘s sophomore album won’t be out next month after all. After originally announcing a release date of October 21 for Sucker, the British singer has pushed the LP back two months, to December 16 (and even longer in the UK: January 26) — though she insists it’s nothing to do with any trouble behind the scenes.

‘Boom Clap’ is still getting so much love all over the world, which is crazy, and it just makes sense, so I have proper time to focus on the album launch,” Charli wrote on Facebook today. More »


Shayne Ward Is Working With Producer Mike Stock On His Next Album, And We’re Pretty Excited About That

Let’s be clear about one thing: Shayne Ward‘s sophomore album, 2007′s Breathless, is a highly underrated beacon of pop perfection. Written and produced primarily by Rami Yacoub (with some additional help from Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Savan Kotecha and a smattering of other heavyweights), the album was somewhat of UK success that spawned hits in Manchester native Ward’s home country like “No U Hang Up,” “If That’s OK With You” and title track “Breathless.”

If you’re not up on Ward (as many in the States likely aren’t), he was the winner of the second season of The X Factor UK, back in 2005, and was signed to Simon Cowell‘s label Syco. Unfortunately for Shayne, Cowell was pretty tied up with his American TV dealings, and so a good three years passed between Breathless and the release of the singer’s third album, Obsession. After poor sales, Ward was released from his label deal in 2011. Upon this, the handsome crooner tweeted, “1 door closed, A Thousand more will open.” More »


‘Queen Forever’ Compilation Tracklist Revealed, As Are William Orbit’s Thoughts On The Michael Jackson/Freddie Mercury Duet

With the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet “There Must Be More To Life Than This” now out there, the full details of the upcoming compilation Queen Forever (out November 10) have also now been revealed. The release will include a 20-track single album version, as well as a 36-track two-disc version. In addition to all the hits included (some of which are “new takes on well-known songs,” per a press release) are the duet with Jackson as produced by William Orbit, a previously unfinished Queen track (with Freddie Mercury) called “Let Me In Your Heart Again” and a new, stripped-down rendition of Mercury’s 1984 Giorgio Moroder collaboration from the Metropolis soundtrack, “Love Kills.” More »


Adam Lambert Talks New Label (Yay!), Third Album (YES!) & Queen (Woo Hoo!): Watch His Interview With Ryan Seacrest

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Adam's Got Some Great Stuff In The Works

Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that Adam Lambert truly is a rock star. Sure, he had the rock and roll swagger down pat during his stint on American Idol five years (!!) ago, and he’s got the voice, he’s released albums and had hit singles, toured on his own and gotten his name into a few headlines — some of them probably unwanted, but, hey, that’s rock and roll too. But the man, now 32, spent a better part of this summer traveling the globe and fronting Queen on stage (seriously — think about that for a minute), filling the legendary shoes of Mr. Freddie Mercury. If you didn’t believe it before, you should definitely know it by now: Adam Lambert is a fucking rock star.

So here we now have a new interview with Adam, where he’s looking pretty suave in the studio with Ryan Seacrest. (Watch it above.) The important takeaways here: He’s signed a new label deal after parting ways with RCA, and he’s working on his third album with “an amazing executive producer.” More »


Michael Jackson & Queen’s “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” Mixed By William Orbit: Listen To The Previously-Unreleased Duet

At Last!

Turns out “Love Never Felt So Good” might not be the only Michael Jackson song that could have an impact on the charts this year.

Three years ago, the King Of Pop’s estate gave permission to the surviving members of legendary rock band Queen to finish production on tracks Jackson recorded in the early 1980s with the band’s frontman Freddie Mercury. Today, the first of those songs, “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” premiered on UK radio. It was reported to have been recorded by Mercury and Jackson sometime between 1982 and 1983, and the final mix of the song was done by British producer William Orbit. More »


Madonna Wants You To Think Of Oral Sex With Her Official 2015 Calendar Promo Pic

Hey, pop kiddies, remember when Madonna demonstrated how superb she was at performing oral sex on a bottle in her 1991 Truth Or Dare documentary? You know, it was the scene where she practically downed half of the hunk of glass, then tilted the bottle up in the air and, um, swallowed whatever swill was inside. Doesn’t ring a bell?

Well, that’s okay, because Madge is clearly showing a whole new generation how it’s done via the above image released to promote her official 2015 calendar (which you can order here). More »


Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea’s “Booty” Video Plays Like A Decent Kylie Minogue “Sexercize” Tribute: Watch

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun

The first thing that comes to mind while watching Jennifer Lopez‘s “Booty” video is: Didn’t Kylie Minogue do this first, earlier this year, with her “Sexercize” clip? The lesbianism. The water-drenched wetness. The intense grinding, shaking and twerking. Minogue popped her own booty through all of that visual territory back in March, no?

Even that gold, super scoop-neck, barely-there number JLo is wearing as a top around the 0:58 mark calls to mind Kylie’s hooded white jumpsuit in her 2001 “Cant’ Get You Out Of My Head” video. So, maybe Lopez and her newly-added “Booty” partner Iggy Azalea were going for a full-on Minogue tribute? If that’s the case, then we we say brava, ladies — keep those pert and curvy derriere’s arched proudly in the air! More »


Miley Cyrus Faces A Fine Or Jail Time Following Flag Spank While Twerking On Stage

Miley Is In A Butt-Load Of Trouble

Miley Cyrus could reportedly find herself hauled off to the slammer for 36 hours or, at the very least, paying a $1,200 fine that lawmakers have issued following an incident on stage where — get ready — Miley’s dancers spanked her with a Mexican flag while she was twerking. Reuters reports that Mexican state legislature asked the country’s federal government to fine the “Wrecking Ball” singer after the offensive naughtiness occurred during an independence day performance. Local lawmaker Francisco Trevino said that the Nuevo Leon state legislature had approved a warrant for the Interior Ministry to enforce the law on use of the flag.

Watch video of the scandalous flag spank below, and don’t worry — none of this, of course, has deterred Miley from twerking while on tour. More »


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