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Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s see what we have here…
Things kick off with the five guys on the desert-based set of the video shoot. (Looks like the much-filmed Vasquez Rocks, just outside of L.A., to us.) Then comes the startling arrival of the quirky “greatest artist of his generation,” played by Danny DeVito. He ominously informs the worried lads, “I’ve seen your work. Today we’re gonna take it to a new level.” Uh oh. More »
Taylor Swift is utterly inescapable at the moment, and her album 1989 isn’t even out yet. (Oh, it’s coming, Swifties — just hang tight.) Her latest spectacle for TV viewers came courtesy of last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
As Swift is on the level of Those Who Can Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. For A Live Performance, she figured, oh, why the hell not. Decked out in a slinky black ensemble on a giant stage outside the El Capitan Theatre, Taylor belted out her recent chart-topper “Shake It Off,” as well as moody synth track “Out Of The Woods,” all with a little help from her band and a group of backup vocalists.
1989 is released on Monday (October 27). Anyone think it’ll be a hit? Probably not. Catch “Shake It Off” above, and “Out Of The Woods” below. More »
If you were hoping for another sassy, radio-friendly hip-pop jam from Iggy Azalea in the exact same vein as breakout smash “Fancy” and “Black Widow” — i.e. rhymes about men forever pawing at the ballin’ blonde rapstress, a cute and poppy sing-song chorus and Azalea’s ubiquitous I-G-G-Y! — then you’ll be more than pleased with “Beg For It.” The song serves as the lead single from Iggy’s upcoming re-issue of her debut LP The New Classic, titled Reclassified, and she’ll work-work-work-work out her debut television performance of the track on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
At one point “Fancy” diva Charli XCX was attached the chorus duties on “Beg For It,” but, you know — the pop game is one that involves a fair amount of shuffle, and now Danish songbird MØ is featured.
Get on your knees and beg for it below. More »
So here’s the thing with Fergie‘s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today: the “L.A. Love (La La)” chirpstress talked with Ellen about her kid and being part-owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Fergie did some funny accents and Ellen made quips about the singer’s barely-there outfit…but there was no music performance. Like, Fergie didn’t perform the song she was there to promote.
Sure, maybe there’s some big, secret marketing strategy, and the first televised performance of Fergie’s comeback single is being saved for another, more prestigious outlet. But it seems like a wasted opportunity, no? It’s not like the song is anywhere near the Top 10. More »
Sister Cristina raised her voice, and Madonna heard it. The 26-year-old Italian nun won The Voice Italy earlier this year after initially stunning her home country with her cover of “No One.” Now, in a bid for some attention-grabbing promo, the holy songbird has covered Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin” ahead of the release of her upcoming album (out November 11).
Her Madgesty apparently caught wind of Sister Cristina’s divine rendition, as she posted two Photoshopped images today on Instagram featuring herself with the Italian sensation.
“Like A Virgin? #bitinghard,” Madonna, who has had an infamous history with the Catholic church, captioned the one photo. On the other she simply noted, “Sisters for Life! #touchedfortheveryfirsttime”
Catch the pop queen’s photo-reactions below, then see Sister Cristina’s album tracklist — which includes Jessie J, Keane and Cyndi Lauper covers — here. More »
Recent “divorcee” Iggy Azalea is cranking up the heat and declaring that it’s “Iggy SZN” in one of the five new tracks on her upcoming Reclassified re-release of The New Classic (out November 24). Reclassified‘s actual lead single is the MØ-featuring “Beg for It,” which is set to premiere on radio Saturday (October 25) morning, ahead of Iggy’s performance on Saturday Day Night Live that evening.
For now, fans of the chart-topping rapstress will have to settle for sassy “Iggy SZN,” which has her declaring, “Haters gon’ hate while critics critique, I pay them no mind whenever they speak / what they make a year I make in a week, I know you can’t stand it, just get you a seat!”
Guess she told you. Listen below. More »
We’re one day away from the premiere of the video for One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the UK boy band’s upcoming album Four (out November 17). And to tease Directioners to the point of experiencing an absolute cuteness-overload, the guys threw some photos from the Los Angeles set out there today, including ones showing Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and video guest star Danny DeVito playing around with a chimp.
In another pic posted on One Direction’s Facebook wall this morning, Liam Payne is shown being filmed while wearing a marching band jacket. What could all this random fun in the sun mean, as far as a cohesive plot for the video? (Remember, there’s also the whole bit with the sumo wrestlers!) Silly Directioners — you’ll just have to wait a full day to find out! More »
Sometimes, out of the blue, a magical song springs up that possesses the ability to instantly brighten all corners of the universe. And we’re not saying this lightly: Mystery Skulls‘ disco-pop jam “Number 1,” featuring R&B diva Brandy and the legendary Nile Rodgers, is one such sunny track. The good news is that Mystery Skulls’ upcoming debut LP Forever (out October 27) is full of equally-addictive tracks guaranteed to get your butt shaking and your face smiling.
But that’s a few days off. For now, just revel in the absolute pop bliss of “Number 1″ below. More »
Cobra Starship‘s Gabe Saporta spends a fun day frolicking with the ladies of Icona Pop in their video for “Never Been In Love.” The Wallpaper.-produced party jam (which sample’s Fatboy Slim‘s ’90s stomper “Praise You”) first premiered in the late summer, but all involved have turned out a fall season-appropriate visual wherein our three main jacket-clad heroes goof around — first on the streets of Stockholm, then in a gritty nightclub before eventually winding up among the rides and games at a carnival.
It’s fun, harmless stuff…complete with the inevitable Beats headphones promo. Watch above (and be sure to check out Icona Pop’s remix of the song). More »
It’s back-to-back-to-back country albums on top of the Billboard 200, as Florida Georgia Line debut at #1 with Anything Goes (197,000 sold) following chart-topping stints by Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean in recent weeks. Also, Bob Seger follows follows the trend of veteran acts making a big showing in the Top 10 lately (see: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Stevie Nicks) by debuting at #3 with his 17th studio album Ride Out (59,000).
That leaves Pink and Dallas Green (aka You+Me) to go in at #4 with rose ave. (50,000), which, if you can wrap your head around it, is actually the third-best chart position ever for a Pink album. The only two that did better: 2008′s Funhouse (#2) and 2012′s The Truth About Love (#1). More »