Nicki Minaj has her finger on the pulse — err, her fingerprint, at least.
The Pinkprint, one of the year’s most anticipated (and also most pushed back) records by one of pop/hip-hop’s biggest heavy-hitters finally got some cover art over the weekend.
As opposed to the leggy cover of her debut… More »
Becky G scored a long-overdue commercial breakthrough in the summer with bubbly pop anthem “Shower”. The unstoppable earworm became the 17-year-old’s first top 20 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and opened the door for a support slot on Katy Perry’s blockbuster Prismatic tour. She’s now ready to drop equally great follow-up single “Can’t… More »
Fifth Harmony just keep getting better. After making serious inroads on the Billboard Hot 100 with infectious Ricky Reed-produced single “BO$$” (at least until this happened), pop’s hottest girl band is back with another killer single. “Sledgehammer”, a sugary sweet synth-pop anthem with serious radio appeal, shot straight to number three on iTunes upon… More »
Mikky Ekko rose to stardom thanks to a little (okay, it was pretty major) duet with Rihanna — “Stay,” off the diva’s 2012 seventh LP Unapologetic. Since then, Ekko has broke out in his own right as a solo artist. Last year, he released the video for “Kids” and recently dropped the visual for “Smile.”
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After conquering clubs with soulful EDM anthems “Like A Drum” and “Come Home With Me”, it looks like Guy Sebastian is returning to his R&B roots on new single “Mama Ain’t Proud”. I’m only guessing because the Aussie superstar’s latest hasn’t arrived yet but it’s a pretty safe bet given the verse from 2 Chainz and… More »
Eminem went on Instagram today (October 13) to reveal the official cover art for his forthcoming LP, Shady XV. With the caption, “Back to basics! Here’s the cover for #SHADYXV out 11/24,” the video shows the rapper holding a blank canvas. He then flips it in slow motion to unveil a Friday The 13th-themed artwork, which includes… More »
Since the 1990s, Take That have gone from being a quintet to a quartet to a quintet again…and now Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald are going it as a trio, following the recent departure of Jason Orange (and Robbie Williams sitting this one out). So in addition to news of the… More »
Iggy Azalea gave her fans a treat last night (October 8) by dropping the official cover art for Reclassified, the re-release for her debut LP The New Classic (released in April 2014). She posted the ’80s-inspired Miami Vice visual on Instagram, with the caption: “Since You guys gave me 100million views I’m gonna go ahead and drop this… More »
5 Seconds Of Summer unveiled the cover of new single “Good Girls” on Twitter today (October 6) and it finds the boys posing for a mugshot. It might seem a little random but there’s method to their madness. The song’s just-filmed video is set in an abandoned prison, so I guess this image… More »
Ingrid Michaelson is tastefully topless on the cover of new single “Afterlife”. There’s no explanation needed. Anything goes in 2014, so I’d be more shocked if the veteran singer/songwriter was fully clothed. Enough about the glamorous artwork. More importantly, the song is really, really good and should find love at radio like surprise hit “Girls… More »
Cheryl — formerly known as Cheryl Cole, now known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini…or just Cheryl at the moment! — is preparing for a second round this year. And, guess what? She doesn’t care about it!
After serving up her horn-heavy summer UK #1 smash “Crazy Stupid Love,” the Girls Aloud solo darling is… More »
The last we heard from Aussie pop diva Jessica Mauboy she was performing “Sea Of Flags” at Eurovision, which is kind of random given that Australia is exempt from the competition. Since then the 25-year-old has been working on her fourth studio LP with industry heavyweights like Kenny ‘Babyface’Edmonds, who wrote and produced… More »
It’s been a banner year for British blue-eyed soul singer Jess Glynne, who topped the chart in her home country by pairing up with Route 94 on “My Love,” and also landed in the Top 10 with her Gorgon City-produced hit “Right Here.” But the song that kicked it all off for Glynne… More »
Let’s hope it’s third time lucky for Nicole Scherzinger in the US. Her first album, the near-mythological Her Name Is Nicole, was scrapped entirely and official debut Killer Love never reached our shores despite spawning a couple of great singles. (“Don’t Hold Your Breath” is still near-flawless pop). She is now signed to… More »
Earlier this month, everyone with an iTunes account was gifted with U2’s brand new album, Songs Of Innocence, for free — a move that, quite frankly, pissed off a sizable chunk of the globe. (“Apple’s devious U2 album giveaway is even worse than spam,” cried Wired — just one of many angry sentiments… More »
2014 has been a banner year for Calvin Harris, given that “Summer” became the Scottish producer’s first stateside Top 10 hit to feature his own vocals (prior to that, “Feel So Close” peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100), and his John Newman collaboration “Blame” marked the first time he had a single… More »
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… More »
It’s official: Fergie herself confirmed that her comeback single, “L.A. Love (La La),” is arriving very soon. (September 29!)
After the song made a cameo on the runway during a fashion show in Milan late last week (in snippet form, anyway), “L.A. Love” was just given some gang sign-licious single artwork… More »
Ricky Martin will release a new single called “Adios” on September 23. The tantalizing track was penned by Jesse Shatkin (he co-wrote Sia’s “Chandelier”), Latin rapper Yotuel Romero and Japanese/Spanish flamenco virtuoso Antonio Rayo. That multi-cultural line-up is apparently reflected in the song’s world music-flavored sound.
“Adios” is the first single… More »
You know, I thought Nicki Mianj’s “Anaconda” cover was a lock for the year’s most eye-popping artwork but then Bobby Brackins upped the ante with “Hot Box” and now Tokio Hotel takes the lead with new single “Love Who Loves You Back”. The German pop/rockers went with a raunchy optical illusion that looks… More »