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Rihanna & Eminem To Perform “The Monster” At 2014 MTV Movie Awards For Some Reason

Apr 8th, 2014 // Comment
Em x Spike
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Eminem and Rihanna are linking up at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for the debut performance of their hit collaboration “The Monster,” off Slim Shady’s MMLP2. While there’s no apparent connection to anything in cinema beyond the fact that, like, some movies have like monsters and stuff, the stint is timed to give fans a preview of Em and RiRi’s upcoming Monster Tour, which kicks off August 7.

The two stars join an increasingly music-focused MTV Movie Awards roster, with Ellie Goulding and Zedd scheduled to perform a pair of Divergent tracks, plus a performance from twenty one pilotsMore »

MAGIC! Get It Right (Yet Again) On New Single “Don’t Kill The Magic”: Listen

Apr 7th, 2014 // Comment
MAGIC!'s "Rude"
MAGIC! unveils the video for worldwide hit "Rude". Read More »

MAGIC! made huge waves internationally with reggae-pop tune “Rude” — it reached the top 10 in Canada, Australia and New Zealand — but reached an even wider audience by teaming up with Shakira on self-titled LP highlight “Cut Me Deep”. The Canadian band is the side-project of Nasri (one half of the production duo The Messengers) but it might become his full-time gig soon if they keep releasing material as good as new single “Don’t Kill The Magic”.

While “Rude” sounded like a male-voiced No Doubt circa Tragic Kingdom, the guys take it even further back on their second single. “Don’t Kill The Magic” sounds like a cross between The Police in the early ’00s and, strangely enough, Robyn‘s brilliant but largely forgotten 2005 album track “Bum Like You”. It’s an incredibly smooth pop song that sounds custom-made for top 40 radio. Listen to the future hit after the jump. More »

Beyonce Covers The Power Issue Of ‘Out’ Magazine, Discusses Sexuality And Double Standards

Apr 7th, 2014 // 7 Comments
Bey's "Partition" MV
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Beyonce‘s first magazine cover of 2014 goes to Out magazine. The gay and lesbian publication picked Third Ward Trill as the poster girl for their power issue and she vamps it up ***flawlessly in a peroxide blond Marilyn Monroe wig. Apart from looking unfathomably gorgeous, the “Drunk In Love” diva has some important things to say about double standards in the music industry.

“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists,” empress B told Out. “Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.” The 32-year-old is referring to the negative feedback she received for recording sexually-charged songs like “Partition”, “Rocket” and “Blow” on her blockbuster visual album. But she’s having none of it. “You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be‚ and still be a sexual being,” she explains. “It’s not mutually exclusive.” More »

Calvin Harris Debuts His Extended Mix Of New Floorfiller “Summer”: Listen

Apr 7th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Calvin's "Summer" MV
Calvin Harris unveils his suitably sunny "Summer" video. Read More »

It’s been a big day for Calvin Harris. The Scottish DJ unveiled his desert-themed, lingerie-filled “Summer” video earlier today (April 7) and dropped his lush extended mix this afternoon. The now almost five-minute anthem packs a heftier dance floor punch with bigger build-ups and a couple of interesting twists and turns.

For example, the soaring synths in the single edit make way for the occasional guitar and even a bass-heavy interlude. The mid-tempo detours compliment Calvin’s trademark synths and give “Summer” a slightly more organic feel that evokes memories of breakthrough smash “Feel So Close”. Listen to the new (and improved) remix after the jump. More »

Lady Gaga Drops A Solo Version Of “Do What U Want”: Listen To The Feature-Free Edit

Apr 7th, 2014 // 4 Comments
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Lady Gaga‘s underrated ARTPOP highlight “Do What U Want” refuses to die. There’s the original cut with R. Kelly, a girls-only remix featuring former enemy Christina Aguilera and now, randomly, a solo version. All three work equally well, which makes the missing video (currently pop music’s greatest mystery) and constant chopping and changing hard to follow.

The latest incarnation of “Do What U Want”, which has been deemed official but could just as easily be a clever fan edit, basically crops out R. Kelly’s contribution — using more of Gaga’s own backing vocal. It sounds great, but what exactly is the point at this stage? Mother Monster has already moved on to “G.U.Y.” and fans are braying for ARTPOP II. (Yes, that’s a thing!) Regardless, this is still a bop and can only brighten your iPod. Listen after the jump. More »

Ed Sheeran Channels Justin Timberlake On New Pharrell-Produced Single “Sing”: Listen

Apr 7th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Ed Covers 'Billboard'
Ed Sheeran covers 'Billboard' and talks about his new LP. Read More »

It was clear that Ed Sheeran was intent on expanding his musical horizons when he collaborated with Lupe Fiasco on hip-hop gem “Old School” and teamed up with Martin Garrix on an as-yet unnamed club banger but “Sing” still comes as something of a surprise. The lead single from the Brit’s much-anticipated sophomore set is a jaunty blue-eyed soul anthem in the mold of Justin Timberlake circa Justified.

The catchy track brings back memories of JT’s “Like I Love You”, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that they were both produced by the omnipresent Pharrell. “Sing” bears all of the hitmaker’s trademark ticks — multiple hooks, a driving bassline, staccato beats — as well as a splash of the currently hot disco trend (there are overtones of The Rolling Stones“Miss You”). It’s a big change but Ed pulls it off admirably. Listen to his latest single after the jump. More »

Lady Gaga Hopes To Release ‘ARTPOP’ Sequel “Soon”

Apr 7th, 2014 // 10 Comments
Gaga On Letterman
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Lady Gaga took over American Top 40 this weekend, and she used the platform to resurrect those rumors of an ARTPOP sequel, hinting that a release could be imminent. ”I wrote a lot of songs when I was creating ARTPOP. When I was done working on them I had a very specific idea of the concept for the first release of ARTPOP,” NME quoted her as saying. “There’s a strong possibility I will release another volume of ARTPOP and I’m really hoping that it’s soon.” More »

Miley Cyrus Covers ‘Elle’ For Women In Music Issue

Apr 7th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Miley Cyrus is Elle‘s cover girl for their May 2014 “Women In Music” issue, which also features Lily Allen, Kacey Musgraves and Ariana Grande on the inside. The cover boasts “Miley Cyrus has a plan. Step 1? More fun!” but you’d never know that from her very tame appearance on the front.

With her blonde hair matted down, Cyrus channels Carey Mulligan, and she is completely covered up (for once) in a sequined getup comprising pants and a long-sleeved top. There’s no tongue, but there is duck face. Check out a larger version of the cover image below. More »

Justin Timberlake Extends 20/20 World Tour With More North American Shows: See The Dates

Apr 7th, 2014 // Comment
Pharrell x Justin
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Justin Timberlake is about to complete his victory lap around the world, and now just about a year after releasing the first installment of The 20/20 Experience, he has announced another round of North American tour dates. By our count, this will be his fourth tour of the States in 2013-14, following his Legends of the Summer trek with Jay Z, his original 20/20 run here and his extended summer leg which hasn’t even happened yet.

Timberlake will perform 13 more arena shows, starting November 20 in Portland and working his way down the west coast, before heading eastward and finishing up December 20 in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale April 14 at Live Nation. Head below to see the fresh crop of tour dates. More »

Miley Cyrus Gets A New Puppy After Dog’s Death: Morning Mix

Apr 7th, 2014 // 1 Comment

:: Miley Cyrus was surprised on April 4 with a new puppy, Moonie, following her dog Floyd’s sudden death. “No one could ever replace my baby Floyd but this precious angel is lendin me some fur to cry on along with my other babies,” Cyrus said. [Us Weekly]

:: R&B singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy has released two new acoustic ballads. He hopes to release his solo debut String Theory later this year, after having written for Justin Timberlake (“Pusher Love Girl”), Beyonce (“Blow,” “Angel”) and Frank Ocean. [Okayplayer]

:: Pharrell celebrated turning 41 with a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed birthday party, complete with a Krabby Patty-shaped cake. Nickelodeon hosted the event, as if to thank the “Happy” singer for his Kids’ Choice Awards appearance. [Rap-Up]

:: Joe Jonas recently reflected on how Jonas Brothers had it easier than Justin Bieber before the trio split. “The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope,” Jonas said. “[Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance. I think we all saw it coming.” [Scene]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »