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Are Kylie Minogue’s PWL Albums Being Re-Released? We Could Be So Lucky!

Aug 8th, 2014 // Comment
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Kylie Minogue‘s first four albums — released on PWL Records between 1988 and 1991 — are being re-released. I think. There’s no official announcement (yet) but a seemingly official YouTube video alludes to their arrival on August 15. That date is supported by a countdown on the iconic British label’s website. Are you ready to step back in time?

With little inventions like eBay and iTunes, the pop icon’s early work is actually pretty easy to get ahold of. So hopefully the re-releases of Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm Of Love and Let’s Get To It are digitally remastered and have previously unreleased material, which is unlikely given how ruthless SAW were about using everything they produced. See the video announcement after the jump. More »

Take That Enlisted By Director Matthew Vaughn Again, For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Song

Aug 8th, 2014 // Comment
Take That, No Robbie
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Earlier this year, Take That set about recording their follow-up LP to 2010′s Progress, minus sometimes-member Robbie Williams. (“Logistically, I can’t do it. I have the tour and I’m going to be a dad again,” Williams told The Sun in the spring.) But while the jury’s still out on whether or not we’ll see a new album from the British boy-turned-man band before the end of 2014, there are reports that the quartet will contribute a soundtrack song to the upcoming Colin Firth- and Samuel L. Jackson-starring film Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Director Matthew Vaughn, who lensed Kingsman, wrangled Take That for two of his previous movies: the 2007 Claire Danes flick Stardust contained the band’s “Rule The World” (which they performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics), while 2011′s X-Men: First Class had “Love Love” on the soundtrack. More »

Danity Kane Have Officially Broken Up Following A Physical Dispute

Aug 8th, 2014 // 3 Comments
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Pour out a glass of lemonade for Danity Kane: The girl group is irreparably damaged.

Although their long-awaited comeback, formally announced over a year ago, was fraught with setbacks from the beginning (including the departure of Aundrea Fimbres on their #NoFilter Tour), it was (reportedly) a physical dispute between Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’ Day that ultimately caused their demise.

From a newly released statement by band member Aubrey confirming the reasoning behind the group’s split: “During a recent group meeting, a business conversation took a turn for the worst when my group member punched me in the back of my head while I was speaking to another associate…disagreements happen. But a war of words and ideas should never end in physical aggression.” More »

The Age Of The Social Media Star Is Upon Us: Jack And Jack Murder iTunes With “Wild Life”

Aug 7th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Remember when TV shows like American Idol and X Factor used to produced actual pop stars? Well, those days are long gone. Instead, social media is the new incubator of talent. The Janoskians first leveraged their popularity on YouTube to get a record deal but 15-year-old Vine star Shawn Mendes was the first act to make the transition from internet phenomenon to actual iTunes success with “Life Of The Party”.

That song reached number one on the download chart and propelled his self-titled debut EP to a top five birth on the Billboard 200. Australian vlogger Troye Sivan soon followed in his footsteps with wildly popular single “Happy Little Pill” and now Vine rappers Jack And Jack come just as hard with “Wild Life”. The undeniably catchy hip-hop/pop anthem, which includes the unfortunate lyric “everybody hangin’ like a string from a Tampax”, is already number two on iTunes ahead of much-hyped singles like Jessie J‘s “Bang Bang” and Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda”. Listen after the jump. More »

Hilary Duff Hints At A New Single On Twitter: Has She Given Up On “Chasing The Sun” Already?

Aug 7th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Hilary's "Sun": Listen
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It looks like Hilary Duff has already given up on “Chasing The Sun”. The long-awaited single (that everybody wanted to be great but, let’s be honest, kind of blows) is nowhere to be seen on the iTunes top 200 and hasn’t exactly set radio on fire. Instead of wasting time on a song that clearly isn’t working, the comeback queen is wisely moving on.

“Can’t wait for everyone to hear our little secret,” Hilary coyly tweeted hitmakers Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk and Kristian Lundin. It only took internet detectives a matter of seconds to discover the 26-year-old has a song registered on ASCAP with those dudes (and Johan Carlsson) called “Let’s Not Be Alone (Rule the World)”, so don’t be terribly surprised if that’s the name of her next single. See her tweet after the jump. More »

Guy Sebastian’s “Come Home With Me” Is Even Better Than The Snippet Indicated: Listen

Aug 7th, 2014 // Comment
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Guy Sebastian previewed a snippet of new single “Come Home With Me” earlier this week and it sounded like another soaring dance track in the mold of recent hit “Like A Drum”. Well, first impressions can be deceiving. While the sing-a-long anthem definitely has a club-friendly chorus, it’s actually a pure-pop song with warm brass and acoustic elements.

Co-written in Sydney and Los Angeles with Mario Marchetti and Britt Burton, the latest taste of Guy’s imminent seventh studio album is an absolute earworm. “I’m sure that it’s not the whiskey making me dizzy,” sings the Aussie superstar to a disinterested lady at the bar. “You might think my lines are bad and throw my number in the trash,” he admits before asking her to go home with him anyway. Listen to the hook-filled future smash after the jump. More »

Ariana Grande’s Invites Violinist Taro Hakase To Overhaul For “Baby I” For Japan: Listen

Aug 7th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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All the songs we’ve heard from My Everything (thus far) indicate that Ariana Grande is trying to distance herself from the middle-of-the-road, grandma-friendly pop of Yours Truly. The 21-year-old roped in the services of Iggy Azalea for upbeat urban-pop smash “Problem” and embraced EDM on Zedd-assisted club anthem “Break Free”.

It’s interesting then that she takes a completely different approach on classy Japanese bonus track “Baby I”. And no, it’s not the version that appeared on her debut LP. The Babyface-penned gem has been completely overhauled by Japanese violinist Taro Hakase, who is probably best known outside of Asia for his work on Celine Dion‘s “To Love You More”. This sound works for Ari and she should pursue it further when she grows tired of surfing the latest trend. Listen after the jump. More »

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” Blasts Into The Top 10, Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” Nabs The Second Highest Debut Of 2014

Aug 6th, 2014 // Comment
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Meghan Trainor is having a very good week. The 20-year-old’s infectious single “All About That Bass” claimed the spot top on iTunes today (August 6) and shot into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 — landing at number eight. It’s an impressive achievement for the newcomer, particularly given the slew of high-profile new releases in the past week.

Those include “Bang Bang”, Jessie J‘s much-hyped collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, which debuts at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The only song to make a bigger first week splash in 2014 is Ari’s own summer smash “Problem”. (It arrived at number three). MAGIC!‘s “Rude” remains at number one for a fourth consecutive week, while Sam Smith climbs a spot to number two with “Stay With Me”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »

Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One” Gets A Massive House Remix By Armand Van Helden: Listen

Aug 6th, 2014 // Comment
Sam's Sad Video
Sam Smith I'm Not The Only One music video
Sam Smith drops his depressing "I'm Not The Only One" video. Read More »

While Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 (it reaches a new peak of number two this week), the 22-year-old has already moved on to In The Lonely Hour highlight “I’m Not The Only One” in many international territories. The Brit unveiled the song’s suitably depressing video late last week and commissioned a killer remix to satisfy clubbers.

Given how ballad-heavy his impeccable debut album is, Sam’s sprawling dance overhaul (courtesy of Armand Van Helden) is a welcome return to the electronic sound of early collaborations like Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La”. The song is completely deconstructed and pieced back together as a soaring ’90s-inspired floorfiller. Listen to the future big room mainstay after the jump. More »

Adam Lambert Addresses Cultural Appropriation In Music: “This Whole Debate Is So 20 Years Ago!”

Aug 6th, 2014 // 16 Comments
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When it comes to the cultural appropriation debate, Adam Lambert stands in favor of celebrating the human race.

Taking a break from sizzling on stage with Queen this summer, Adam logged onto Twitter this afternoon to share his thoughts on a hot topic in pop culture as of late, which has grown in intensity over the past year — from Miley Cyrus‘ controversial 2013 MTV VMAs performance to Iggy Azalea‘s arrival to the main stage.

Like his pop BFF Katy Perry (who’s had her fair share of detractors following the premiere of “This Is How We Do”), Adam doesn’t agree with the criticism. “This whole cultural appropriation debate is so 20 years ago. Our cultures r BLENDING. A new, open minded/hearted generation is on the rise,” Lambert explained in a series of tweets. Check out all of his thoughts after the jump. More »