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Britney Spears And Team Discuss The Business Of Britney In ‘Variety’ And Confirm She’s Still Recording

Aug 29th, 2014 // Comment
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The Business Of The Legendary Miss Britney Spears is a mighty thing: From her albums, to her ongoing Piece Of Me residency in Las Vegas, to her billion dollar perfume empire with Elizabeth Arden, Hasbro deals and her recent foray into lingerie, she truly is the definition of a work bitch.

As a result, Variety took a deep dive into the legacy behind Brit Brit to explore her many business ventures, as well as the way her team operates and what lies ahead.

For one thing, Brit’s truly the CEO of Britney Spears, according to business manager Lou Taylor, bitch. More »

Róisín Murphy Says Her New Album Is “Like Nothing You’ve Ever Heard Before”

Aug 29th, 2014 // Comment

While the wait continues for Róisín Murphy‘s long, long, long awaited forthcoming LP, the Irish avant-garde pop songstress just provided a teensy hint of what’s to come on Instagram this week — not that it makes the wait any easier, of course.

The “Let Me Know” chanteuse, who’s been serving up singles here and there like “Momma’s Place,” as well as her summer Italian language disco EP, Mi Senti — uploaded a photo of a handwritten letter explaining what’s to come from the long-awaited LP. “It really is like nothing you’ve ever heard before,” she says. Check out what the singer-songstress had to say in full after the jump. More »

Maroon 5 Team Up With Gwen Stefani On Sia-Penned Ballad, “My Heart Is Open”: Listen

Aug 29th, 2014 // Comment
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The moment has arrived: Maroon 5‘s highly anticipated, Sia-penned collaboration with the one and only Love. Angel. Music. Baby. diva Gwen Stefani is upon us.

The V ballad, due out on the band’s fifth studio album next week (September 2), sees The Voice‘s Adam Levine and newbie judge Stefani trading off heartfelt, melodic verses above a simple piano melody and sweeping cinematic strings, recalling A Great Big World‘s vulnerable “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera.

“I know you’re scared/Oh, I can feel it/It’s in the air, I know you feel that too,” Levine tenderly croons off the top of the track. And then, in comes the No Doubt frontwoman: “It won’t take me long to find another lover but I want you,” she swoons. It’s been forever since we last heard Gwen crooning a ballad to us, but just as with “4 In The Morning” or “Early Winter,” she’s still good at giving us full body chills.

It’s a gorgeous collaboration and, considering the loud rumblings about Gwen’s upcoming solo work on the way, an enticing indication of what’s still to come. Listen to “My Heart Is Open” after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Zedd Remixes MAGIC!’s “Rude”: Listen

Aug 28th, 2014 // Comment
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Experiencing a bit of “Rude” fatigue? Fear not: “Break Free” hit-maker Zedd‘s gone and given new electronic life into the summer smash, due out officially on September 2.

Moments ago, the superstar producer unveiled his remix of MAGIC!‘s “Rude,” one of the songs that ruled the radio waves throughout Summer ’14. Replacing the reggae-rock vibes of the original with big House piano keys, scorching synthesizers and, of course, some searing beat breakdowns, Zedd gives the tune a major kick in the pants for the dance floor. Will the track get a second burst of energy on the dance charts with this remix? Sure sounds that way.

What do you think of Zedd’s MAGIC! makeover? Let us know in the comments below. More »

La Roux’s Next ‘Trouble In Paradise’ Single Might Be “Sexotheque”

Aug 28th, 2014 // 2 Comments
La Roux's Paradise
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La Roux‘s Trouble In Paradise may have slipped under the radar for the general public, but that doesn’t change the fact that Elly Jackson‘s long-awaited follow-up is a real summertime disco gem.

After serving up a corker of a lead single “Uptight Downtown,” Elly’s apparently going with one of the album’s highlights next: “Sexotheque,” a funky, endlessly catchy ode to a couple with two very different goals — one of which is waiting to be wed, while the other is sneaking out at night for some fun at the sexotheque.

Yesterday, the jam was added to the IGA Promotion Soundcloud — usually an early determiner of forthcoming singles from the label. I’m not betting man, but…oh I bet money, money, money I bet — it’s “Sexotheque”! More »

Demi Lovato Reflects On Her 2014 MTV VMAs Dress, Talks Body Image And Self-Acceptance

Aug 26th, 2014 // Comment
Demi Doesn't Care
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When Demi Lovato appeared at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, she stunned on the red carpet her gorgeous, generously low cut red dress. But for Demi, the glamorous look meant more than just another dress.

Yesterday, the outspoken “Really Don’t Care” diva posted a side-by-side comparison of some of the dresses she’s worn at the event over the years and reflected on the change in her attitude about her body over the years. “I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for spanx to flatten my stomach because I use to feel so heavy and ‘fat’. Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones. It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could’ve been living the happy and healthy life I live today,” she explained to her followers in the emotional message.

Demi has continued to be vocal over the years about her issues with her body image, eating disorders and gaining self-acceptance while continuing to inspire her fans. And while that is an ongoing journey, it sounds like the talented young songstress is truly feeling as beautiful inside and she looks on the outside. Get it, Demi!

Read her full message after the jump. More »

Say Lou Lou Cover Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush”: Listen

Aug 26th, 2014 // Comment
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Have the lovely ladies of Say Lou Lou ever done wrong? They haven’t, actually…and they’re not about to start now.

The ethereal dream-pop Aussie-Swedish duo, known for such haunting gems as “Everything We Touch” and “Beloved,” are steadily preparing to release their highly anticipated debut LP, Lucid Dreaming, in February.

Ahead of the album’s release, the duo just dropped a cover of Daft Punk‘s luscious Random Access Memories track “Instant Crush,” which they’re giving out for free. True to form, it’s an utterly stunning reworking, stripping out the electronica of the original and replacing the production with atmospheric guitars and drums. The girls carry the track beautifully, and it’s all very magical and lovely as ever.

Listen to Say Lou Lou cover Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush” after the jump. More »

Nick & Knight’s “Switch”: Listen To Their “One More Time” Follow-Up Track

Aug 26th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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NKOTB's 10: Listen
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Pop outfit Nick & Knight — consisting of Backstreet Boy‘s Nick Carter and New Kids On The Block‘s Jordan Knight  — are following up last month’s release of joint single “One More Time” with infectious new pop jam “Switch.” 

No doubt, “Switch” offers up the perfect balance of pop goodness. It’s a bit corny, yes, but from Nick and Jordan’s crooning vocals to the tune’s foot-tapping beat, the song just works.  Maybe this is the dynamic pop duo we’ve all been waiting for? They are the true veterans, after all.

Check out the tune below. More »

Lil’ Kim Comes For Nicki Minaj Yet Again With “No Flex Zone!!” Remix: Listen To Her Cutting Rendition

Aug 26th, 2014 // 4 Comments
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At this point, we should expect Lil’ Kim to hop on a remix of Usher‘s “She Came To Give It To You” in 3, 2… well, actually, even Kim would probably pass that one up.

Anyway, after co-opting Nicki Minaj‘s rap on Beyonce‘s “Flawless” remix, Kim is ready to put another lyrical boot up Nicki’s ample arse with her own take on Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Flex Zone!!”, a cut Minaj also jumped on earlier this month.

“Runnin’ this game for five years, just ask why my feet hurt,” Nicki rapped in a child-like, sing-song tone on her “No Flex Zone!!” remix. Kim, on the other hand, mocks Queen Barb with this gem: “I be on the new shit, bananas in my a**hole.” She also declares that she doesn’t have to flex on the song because “they know better!” More »

Usher Premieres Mike WILL Made It-Produced Ballad, “Believe Me”: Listen

Aug 26th, 2014 // Comment
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After banging his head on Nicki Minaj‘s booty during their 2014 MTV VMA performance of “She Came To Give It To You,” “Good Kisser” extraordinaire Usher wasted no time revealing his thumping new track, “Believe Me.”

Featured on his highly-anticipated upcoming album Everything You Can Imagine, the Mike WILL Made-It-produced number is a danceable ballad of sorts. While the R&B crooner sings about betraying one more girl’s trust, Mike’s ever-menacing beat makes for yet another infectious banger to add to Ursh’s repertoire.

Listen to the song below. More »

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