Taylor Swift is in Los Angeles for the American Music Awards on Sunday night (rumor is she’s opening the show) and took the opportunity to hang out with occasional BFF Selena Gomez and British electro-pop diva Ellie Goulding. They decided to have a girls night out and hit up The 1975‘s gig at the Hollywood Palladium. As expected, they all documented the get-together on their various Instagram accounts.
The “Blank Space” hitmaker posted a collage of photos as well as a video of her and Selena singing along to the band’s 2013 hit “The City”. Ellie also got in on the act, sharing a pic of the trio (above) on her Instagram. It’s going to be a busy couple of months for the pop princesses. Taylor is in full promo mode for chart-busting LP 1989, while Sel is gearing up to release her greatest hits package For You. As for the Brit? Her new album drops early next year. See their party snaps and a video after the jump. More »
Iggy Azalea casually dropped a bombshell on Twitter last night (November 20) and then carried on with her latest tirade (this time about bootleg vinyl). The rap diva’s big revelation? That she has been working with the Queen of Las Vegas, Britney Spears. A fan asked if she would ever consider working with the most personal pop princess and she unexpectedly answered: “I did and it was amazing.”
When asked what came of the studio session, the “Beg For It” hitmaker held her tongue. “Can’t say anymore info about it,” she tweeted. This sounds like a no-brainer. Britney needs a hit and Iggy is hot enough at the minute to almost guarantee one — even if it’s simply via YouTube views like her feature on Jennifer Lopez‘s “Booty”. Which garnered the veteran pop queen a surprise top 20 hit. See the femcee’s tweets after the jump. More »
Earlier on her Facebook page today (November 21), Jessie Ware announced her next single! The soulful crooner will follow up “Say You Love Me” with the third song — “You & I (Forever).” The mid-tempo track, written about her husband Sam Burrows, is a chilled R&B groove that makes you want to cuddle with your significant other.
“You & I (Forever)” follows tracks like “Tough Love,” “Pieces” and “Cruel” — all from her sophomore album, Tough Love (released on October 21). Ware plans to embark on a European tour beginning on January 20 in Belfast, UK.
Take a listen to the track after the jump! More »
Fifth Harmony have big plans in store for their long-awaited, oft-delayed debut Reflection, which was recently pushed back to January. As any good Harmonizer would know, the girls’ latest single, “Sledgehammer,” was written by “All About That Bass” songstress, Meghan Trainor. And, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, 5H revealed that the song probably isn’t the only time their labelmate will appear on the record.
The girls said they’ve actually worked with Meghan “a couple times” on the album and, when asked if that means there’s a duet on the LP, they giggled: “Maybe! Maybe not!” they teased. When asked about any other possibly-maybe collaborations, the girls could only yell with excitement. “There’s a big one coming,” Ally teased. Any guesses? Watch the interview after the jump. More »
The already-long list of collaborators working on Madonna‘s 13th studio album now includes Nicki Minaj and SOPHIE, according to Diplo. We knew that the Queen of pop was spending time with the “Anaconda” femcee in New York recently but this is the first official confirmation that they are working on new music after their ill-fated/horrible collaborations on MDNA.
“Me and SOPHIE did a bunch of stuff together,” Diplo revealed in a recent interview. “We’re going to be releasing it. I did a record that was literally SOPHIE and Madonna and Nicki Minaj.” So, who is SOPHIE? One of the hottest electronic producers on the dance scene thanks to underground hits like “Bipp” and “Lemonade”. He (it’s a dude) is known for incorporating J-Pop and K-Pop influences into his super-cute bops. Throw Nicki and Lorde‘s nemesis into the mix, and things could get really crazy! More »
Pitbull‘s eighth studio LP Globalization drops November 24 but the MC’s collaboration with Chris Brown has arrived online a little early. And it’s actually rather great! An irresistible ’80s throwback, “Fun” pays tribute to Miami Sound Machine‘s exuberant Cuban-influenced pop with it’s hip-swinging Latin rhythms and perky percussion. Breezy’s Michael Jackson-channelling vocal is also something of a treat.
“Oh my my, lookin’ like a good good time, don’t disguise the way you wanna love tonight,” the “Loyal” hitmaker sings over what could well be a sample of Gloria Estefan & Co.’s 1985 hit “Conga”. “Oh my my, hook you with a brand new high, don’t be shy I just wanna live tonight”. That’s when Mr. Worldwide pops up for the briefest of verses before returning for an encore where he name checks Enrique Iglesias and raps about his glamorous lifestyle. Listen to the Globalization gem after the jump. More »
Iconic trailblazer, #unapologeticbitch and frequent nipple-exposer Madonna has something to say about the way the world accepts the naked body…and she seems to be making a not-so-subtle reference to Kim Kardashian‘s bare ass on Paper Magazine while doing so.
Earlier today, the “Erotica” legend posted a photo of herself topless (but censored!), using the opportunity to make a point about society’s perception of nudity — and, more specifically, nipples. “Its confusing. Nipples are considered forbidden and provocative but exposing your ass is not. #flummoxed,” the MDNA Queen captioned the provocative photo. (Similarly, Rihanna went on an Instagram strike for several months after photos were pulled from her account from her topless Lui shoot.) Of course, as we know, there’s a certain very famous, very exposed ass breaking the Internet at the moment. Could the Material Girl be talking about the way the world is sharing the nude photo of Kim K? It certainly seems to be that way. More »
Just when you thought Eminem had sunk about as low as he could go by rapping about punching Lana Del Rey, the 42-year-old goes and records a song about wanting to rape Iggy Azalea. “Put that shit away Iggy, you don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me,” he spits on Shady XV cut “Vegas”. “Scream! I love it!” Gross. Given her impressive track record or returning fire, it was only a matter of time before the Australian femcee replied and she fired off a trio of tweets addressing the controversy this morning (November 20).
“I’m bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend,” Iggy began. “Much more interested in the young women getting $ trend.” She then brought up her younger brother, who is a fan of the veteran rapper. “It’s especially akward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!” And for her final comment? “Women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic.” See her tweets after the jump. More »
Next month is looking pretty good for Saturday Night Live! The sketch show has announced Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and One Direction as the special guest performers for the upcoming December episodes.
Charli XCX’s appearance will mark her first time on the show on December 13, with Martin Freeman as the host. As for Minaj, the “Bed Of Lies” rapper was featured back in 2011 where she performed “Right Thru Me,” “Moment For Life” and the awesome “The Creep” digital short.”
Look out for her guest spot on December 6 with James Franco taking on hosting duties for the third time, and catch One Direction on December 20 for their second appearance on the show with actress Amy Adams. More »
Pop star du jour Charli XCX is the cover star on Nylon magazine’s December/January 2015 issue! The “London Queen” looks gorgeous, as she rocks a silver motorcycle jacket emblazoned with cute patches and a bold red lip.
In the spread, she discusses topics like feminism: “I admire women like Beyoncé for putting themselves on the line and having visuals that say ‘feminism.’” The chanteuse also reveals the wild antics of her fans, saying “I get tampons thrown on stage as well [as bras and panties]. Not used. They’re clean, but there’s gonna be a used one at one point, and I’m ready for it.”
Charli XCX is gearing up for the December 16 release of her sophomore album, Sucker. The LP features punchy tracks like “Gold Coins,” “Break The Rules” and “Boom Clap.” The singer will also embark on a UK tour beginning in March. View another shot from Charli XCX’s editorial spread after the jump, and read the full interview over at Nylon here! More »