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Ariana Grande’s New Single Is Called “Problem” And *Could* Feature Iggy Azalea

Apr 15th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Ariana Grande poses sexily on a motorbike. Read More »

Ariana Grande has some bad news for Chris Brown. It looks like their postponed duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”, which Breezy’s camp previewed earlier today (April 15), won’t be the rising diva’s new single after all. Ari jumped on Twitter this afternoon to let fans know that she’s going with a song called “Problem” or “#Problem” instead. She also hinted that it will be released “very soon”.

The change of plan makes a mysterious Twitter exchange between Ariana and Iggy Azalea extremely interesting. Last night, the Australian femcee tweeted the motorbike babe: “*nudge nudge*”, to which she replied “*cough cough*”. Could the ladies be hinting at a collaboration? It would certainly be an explosive mix. There are huge expectations for Ari’s sophomore set and the rap queen’s latest single “Fancy” is shaping up to a massive hit. See Ari’s trail of Twitter hints after the jump. More »

The Presets Deconstruct Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel”: Listen To Their Brilliant Remix

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Kylie Minogue surprised a lot of people by picking “I Was Gonna Cancel” as the second single from Kiss Me Once. The Pharrell connection (he produced it) is an obvious selling point but the subtle mid-tempo jam is the most obvious choice. Happily, a dark and dangerous electro-house remix by The Presets makes the diva’s decision a lot easier to swallow.

The Australian duo completely deconstruct Pharrell’s retro-R&B flavored pop anthem, transforming it into a sprawling floorfiller that throbs with sinister synths and new vocal hooks (for example: “go, go, go girl!”). It’s a radical improvement on the original and a reminder of how good Kylie sounds when she opts for a harder dance sound. Let’s hope this remix gets a radio edit. Listen after the jump. More »

2 Chainz Announces ‘Freebase’ EP: Watch The Trailer

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment
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2 Chainz works like a dog on "Ima Dog." Read More »

OK so 2 Chainz is basically the male version of Rihanna when it comes to insane levels of output. Dude’s already working on B.O.A.T.S. III, and in the meantime, he has decided to release a new EP called Freebase (interesting title considering his recent drug charges.) The EP is due out May 5, and it’s being touted as a fan-oriented project that finds Tity Boi returning to “hardcore, streetflavored rap.”

“It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album,” the rapper said in a statement. “This is a taste of what is to come.” The fan thing isn’t just hollow marketing jargon either — the cover (which you can see up top) was chosen from thousands of fan submissions on Instagram. The winning design features a photo of the legendary Richard Pryor wearing two chain necklaces.

Check out the trailer below, which features part of a new song. More »

Lady Gaga To Headline Seoul Music Festival Alongside PSY, 2NE1

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment
ARTPOP II?
Gaga says she wants to release a sequel "soon." Read More »

Fresh off her seven-night stand to close out NYC’s legendary Roseland Ballroom, Lady Gaga has been announced as a headliner at this summer’s AIA Real Life: Now Festival in Seoul, South Korea. She’ll top the bill on the second of two nights, in a move that makes sense considering Mother Monster’s interest in K-Pop, the genre’s influence on ARTPOP and the fact that she enlisted Korea’s Crayon Pop as her opener on the ARTPOP Ball tour.

Other headliners announced include PSY, 2NE1 and Winner. And we would go bananas if Gaga collaborated live with 2NE1 or even PSY, to be honest. More »

Adam Lambert Dyed His Hair Green: Morning Mix

Apr 15th, 2014 // 1 Comment

Did You Hear?

:: Adam Lambert joins Katy Perry as the latest pop star to dye his hair green (above) – effectively rendering seapunk irrelevant or, as he says, “Green Hair Don’t Care.” Does he pull it off? [Popdust]

:: Pharrell has talked about his surprise hit “Happy” at length before, but he has yet to cry over its success as he did on Oprah Prime. “I don’t know why I’m crying!” he said,  after host Oprah Winfrey played a clip of fans around the world dancing to the song. [Rap Radar]

:: Speaking of hits: Mac Miller debuted a few new songs at a April 12 concert in Pittsburgh, and one line stuck out to fans in particular. “I did it all without a Drake feature,” he rapped. Thoughts, Future? [MTV]

:: Jhene Aiko exacts revenge on a cheating love in her new “Comfort Inn Ending” video. She steals his jewelry and scratches his car with keys before she sets fire to it all, making for a compelling follow-up to “The Worst” while proving she can hold her own, with or without Drizzy. [Rap Radar]

:: Justin Bieber skipped the latest hearing for a high-profile incident in December 2013. Bieber is charged with assaulting a limo driver after leaving a Toronto nightclub. [Billboard]

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

Lily Allen Dedicates ‘Sheezus’ To Amy Winehouse

Apr 14th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Lily Allen and more will perform. Read More »

Lily Allen will dedicate her third LP Sheezus (out May 5) to Amy Winehouse. While Allen considered the late singer to be an acquaintance, she also found herself relating to the increased media attention that surrounded Winehouse. “She was not in a great place when we knew each other, so I don’t feel I knew Amy,” Allen said to The Telegraph. “I knew a version of Amy.”

Allen and Winehouse both released albums (Alright, Still and Back to Black, respectively) to critical acclaim in 2006. A few years later, Allen would claim that Winehouse “is very different to what people portray her as being,” compared to headlines of her high-profile drug abuse – “a very clever, intelligent, witty, funny person who can hold it together.” Allen continues to defend her to this day.

“What she had to deal with was 10 times anything I had to deal with,” Allen says. “She’d sold a hell of a lot more albums than me, and there was a lot more interest in her. There were people outside her home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I know what that was like on a much smaller level, and I felt trapped.” More »

Ed Sheeran Announces North America Arena Tour: See The Dates

Apr 14th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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From Saturday Night Live to a stadium near you: Ed Sheeran has announced his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America, to follow the June 23 release of his sophomore LP x. The tour starts August 22 in Seattle and wraps September 18 in Toronto, though more dates are to come.

Sheeran’s tour fulfills a goal that he recently disclosed when talking about x and three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden, a feat for any solo singer-songwriter – “I want to headline a stadium,” as he told Billboard. (Previously, he held the opening slot for Taylor Swift‘s Red Tour.) Meanwhile, on April 12 on SNL, Sheeran previewed how x would sound live by performing lead single “Sing” and a new song called “Don’t.” Both songs show that he’s beefed up his acoustic folk-meets-hip-hop roots, the former being produced by Pharrell and the latter channeling one of Pharrell’s key influences, new jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley (Blackstreet, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson‘s Dangerous).

Pre-sale tickets for Sheeran’s stops in Toronto, Boston and Chicago go on sale on April 22, while other dates are available starting April 25. See the full list of tour dates after the jump. More »

Watch Drake Make His Coachella Debut During Jhene Aiko’s Set

Apr 14th, 2014 // Comment
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Back when Drake performed on SNL in January, he brought out Jhene Aiko for part of “From Time,” and the young singer capitalized on that moment in the national spotlight. Sunday (April 13) at Coachella, Aiko returned the favor, bringing out her YMCMB pal for that same Nothing Was The Same track. Rather improbably, this served as Drake’s Coachella debut.

“This is my first time at Coachella, by the way,” Drake told the crowd. “So I want to let you know that it’s a motherfuckin’ honor to be here with you tonight, and you better make some noise for Jhene one more time.” What’s more, Drizzy made it out to the desert just after attending the MTV Movie Awards earlier that night to catch his maybe-girlfriend Rihanna‘s performance of “The Monster” with Eminem.

Watch video of the live collab below. More »

Jennifer Lopez Honored At GLAAD Media Awards: Morning Mix

Apr 14th, 2014 // Comment
J.Lo: A (GLAAD) Vanguard

Did You Hear?

:: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP]

:: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys married Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara on April 11. “I said I’d never get married,” Carter has said, a sentiment that fellow Backstret Boy AJ McLean repeated on Instagram (“the wedding that most of u thought would never happen”). [PEOPLE]

:: While Beyonce crashed her sister Solange‘s set at Coachella, Jay Z joined Nas on stage to perform vintage cuts “Dead Presidents II” and “Where I’m From,” reestablishing that their beef is officially a distant memory. [Billboard]

:: Speaking of Nas, the trailer for Time Is Illmatic debuted on April 11. The documentary details the making of the Queens rapper’s rap debut, which turns 20 this year and is still considered his best work. [MTV]

:: Muse paid tribute at Coachella to Nirvana with a cover of “Lithium,” which the English band debuted a week prior at Lollapalooza Brazil. “This next song’s for a great singer who died 20 years ago,” frontman Matt Bellamy said, referring to the recent anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death. [Billboard]

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

Coachella 2014: Justin Bieber Crashed Chance The Rapper’s Set

Apr 14th, 2014 // Comment
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Solange and Beyonce danced to "Losing You" at Coachella. Read More »

This year’s Coachella music festival has been more star-studded than most with surprise on-stage appearances from Beyonce, Jay Z and Gwen Stefani as well as random cameos from Katy Perry, Kesha and Selena Gomez. Perhaps the latter diva’s attendance inspired on-again/off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber to crash the party.

The oft-arrested Canadian superstar joined Chance The Rapper on the main stage to perform their catchy single “Confident”. Justin rocked a black t-shirt, red bandana and white baggy shorts as he crooned the lusty slow jam and indulged in some killer choreography. He didn’t receive the warmest reception initially but might have won a couple of new fans by the end of the performance. Watch a snippet after the jump. More »