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Inna Signs To Atlantic Records, Lines Up “Cola Song” As Her US Major Label Debut Single

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Romanian dance diva Inna has been signed by Atlantic Records and will release the, no doubt, thirst-quenching “Cola Song” as her US major label debut single on April 15. The infectious floorfiller (ok, I’m guessing but the chances are pretty good!) was produced by TJR and Axident, and boasts a verse by popular Colombian reggaeton rapper JBalvin.

“We are pleased to welcome Inna into our historic Atlantic Records family,” announced Mike Caren, President of Worldwide A&R, Warner Music Group. “She is truly electrifying and her passionate international fan base proves that her talent is globally recognized.” He has a point. After all, the 27-year-old club queen was the first European female artist to rack up one billion individual YouTube views — thanks to sexy videos like “Amazing” and “Hot”.

The latter dance anthem made Inna an international star in 2008 — reaching the top 10 in Spain, France and the UK. It also topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart here and won her a loyal following in Latin America. She now pays tribute to those fans by naming her fourth studio album Latinna. (It will probably be renamed in the US). Watch the diva wax lyrical about her music after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber-Approved Aussie Pop Star Jai Waetford Unleashes New Jam “Get To Know You”: Listen

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 3 Comments
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Justin Bieber was so impressed by Jai Waetford‘s stint on X Factor Australia that he gave the (then) 14-year-old a personal shout-out on Instagram. “God has really blessed you,” the frequently arrested hitmaker wrote. “I’m a fan and I haven’t been impressed like this in a very long time.” High praise, indeed!

After taking a short break to work on new tunes, the Aussie teen returns with the follow-up to undeniably catchy debut single “Your Eyes” and, happily, it’s another earworm. “Get To Know You” is a fizzy shot of age-appropriate (he’s still only 15) dance -pop with an instantly hummable chorus that perfectly showcases Jai’s cute voice. Unfortunately, we can’t watch the video yet due to region restrictions — boo! — but take a listen to the song after the jump. More »

Kylie Minogue Reveals That “I Was Gonna Cancel” Is The Next Official Single From ‘Kiss Me Once’

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 10 Comments
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Kylie Minogue‘s Kiss Me Once campaign is something of a mystery. One minute she’s promoting classy lead single “Into The Blue”, the next she’s doing squats in stilettos as part of her random “Sexercize” initiative. It comes as something of a relief then, that the flawless 45-year-old labeled her saucy sex jam a buzz track in a recent Rolling Stone interview. But the official second single is just as curious.

When asked about working with the ubiquitous Pharrell, Kylie replied: “It was interesting — I had a meltdown on day two in the studio, but that gave way to a fantastic song ["I Was Gonna Cancel"], which will be my second single.” But wait there’s more. Enrique Iglesias duet “Beautiful” is a contender for single number three. “We’re hoping that’ll be a single as well,” she declares. “I hope we have four singles from the record — that’ll be amazing. ‘Kiss Me Once’ is a contender as well.”

Read the full interview after the jump. More »

Katy Perry Names “Birthday” The 4th Single From ‘Prism’, Unveils Adorable Cover

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 11 Comments
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Katy Perry brought out her big balloons today (April 3) and announced that “Birthday” will be the next single from her mega-selling Prism album on Twitter. This is a total no-brainer. The bubbly Dr. Luke/Max Martin production is utterly irresistible and could add to the diva’s already staggering tally of number one hits.

“Boy when you’re with me, I’ll give you a taste,” the 29-year-old superstar coos over slick, mid-tempo disco beats. “Make it like your birthday every day!” The song is quintessentially Katy in that it’s tongue-in-cheek and irreverent but still adorable and completely inoffensive. I particularly love the part where she sings about her famous balloons! As for the cover? It’s an awesome childhood pic. Well played, chart queen. See her tweet and listen to the song after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Breaks Down At Boston Concert, Hugs Inflatable Statue Of Her Recently Deceased Dog

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 12 Comments
R.I.P. Floyd
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Miley Cyrus is inconsolable about the death of her dog Floyd. Read More »

Miley Cyrus has been inconsolable since her much-loved dog Floyd died on Tuesday night (April 1), while she was away on tour. “I don’t wanna say it because I don’t want it to be real… But my precious baby Floyd has passed away,” she tweeted to fans, before admitting: “I am broken.” The “Wrecking Ball” diva then tweeted pics of her beloved pet and asked concertgoers for their understanding. “I’m sorry in advance if I am not myself tomorrow Boston. I will try my best to be my best.”

As it turns out, the 21-year-old did a good job of putting on a brave face and even dedicated her cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide” to her lost pup. However, Miley lost her nerve when it came to the part of the show where a giant inflatable likeness of Floyd appears on stage. She stopped singing and broke down sobbing. Her younger sister Noah Cyrus eventually helped the superstar off stage. See the emotional moment after the jump. More »

Lorde Dolls Up For ‘Fashion’ Magazine, Plays Down Her Musical Talent

Apr 3rd, 2014 // Comment
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Lorde is almost unrecognizable on the cover of Canada’s Fashion magazine. The 17-year-old recently posted untouched photos on Twitter to remind fans that flaws are ok but seems to have had hers removed in the doll-like shoot, which presents her as a sophisticated fashionista in a metallic dress with a stylish vintage twist. She looks gorgeous but talk about sending a mixed message.

In the accompanying interview, the “Team” hitmaker humbly downplays her talent. “Never for a second would I put myself beside a genius like Sylvia Plath!,” she says referencing the famous American poet. “I may have specific tastes but I’m not trying to be avant-garde with my approach or my music. I like indie [rock], pop and literature. I like to play with them but that doesn’t make me a genius.” I’m sure many of her fans would disagree with that statement. More »

Lady Gaga’s Final Roseland Ballroom Show To Stream Live

Apr 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Lady Gaga‘s Roseland Ballroom show on April 7 will serve as both the final concert in her seven-night residency there and the last one ever at the legendary New York City venue, which is closing down for good this month. To mark the occasion, the historic event will be streamed live by Verizon that night, beginning at 9 p.m. ET at GetMoreGaga.com.

The multi-channel streaming setup is being touted as ” a live, customizable, shareable concert experience,” which is marketing speak for “you can tweet that shit.” Head below to see Gaga’s announcement for the event, in which she invites fans to “enjoy our New York City celebration.” More »

2 Chainz Charged With Felony Drug Possession

Apr 3rd, 2014 // Comment
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Obligatory “Feds Watching” joke goes here. 2 Chainz has been formally charged with felony drug possession and will be arraigned next week, according to TMZ. The charges stem from his June 2013 arrest at LAX when TSA agents found him in possession of codeine. If convicted, the rapper could face three years in prison.

After 2013, 2 Chainz may want to update his tactics for transporting his favorite vices while he’s on tour. A couple months before the codeine arrest, in February 2013, he was arrested for marijuana possession. But that episode ended on a much less serious note, with him taking a photo with the cops. Then in August, everyone on his tour bus (himself included) was briefly arrested, but no drugs were found. More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ LP Will Contain A Song About Child Abuse & High-Profile Collabs

Apr 2nd, 2014 // Comment
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Michael Jackson‘s posthumous Xscape LP (due May 13) has been shrouded in mystery but details about the much-anticipated project are finally starting to emerge. For starters, the collection of freshly overhauled unreleased material reportedly includes a song about a child prostitute called “Do You Know Where Your Children Are?”

A demo of that song leaked way back in 2010 and contains the disturbing lyric “she is tired of step-daddy using her, saying that he’ll buy her things while sexually abusing her”. In other Xscape news, (former member of The Time) Jesse Johnson revealed that a track he worked on features Mary J. Blige, Questlove and D’Angelo. Pretty impressive line-up!  More »

Iggy Azalea And Keyshia Cole Reinvent Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” For ‘The Other Woman’: Listen

Apr 2nd, 2014 // 5 Comments
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That Iggy Azalea reign just won’t let up! The Aussie femcee is currently racing up the Billboard Hot 100 with Charli XCX-assisted jam “Fancy” and prepping the release of her much-anticipated debut LP The New Classic. She also found the time to record a cover (of sorts) of Diana Ross‘ 1980 classic “I’m Coming Out” with R&B diva Keyshia Cole.

Produced by Irv Gotti for The Other Woman soundtrack, the bouncy track picks up where The Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Mo Money Mo Problems” left off — by building a hip-hop anthem around the infectious chorus of Diana’s “I’m Coming Out”. Only this time, Iggy and Keyshia bring a female perspective to the future hit. They hand out advice to the ladies, put men in their place and generally bring it. Listen after the jump. More »