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Demi Lovato Gets Her Pride On With Cher Lloyd In “Really Don’t Care” Video: Watch

Jun 26th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Demi Lovato Cher Lloyd I Really Don't Care music video
Demi & Cher Pair Up At Pride!
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Yaaaaaaas, mama! Demi Lovato is truly a LGBT warrior.

In the past few weeks, Demi’s been giving tons of support to the community — from acting as Grand Marshal at the LA Pride Parade, to appearing at LOGO TV’s Trailblazers, to dropping some amazing “Really Don’t Care” remixes for the clubs before hitting the pier at NYC Pride this upcoming weekend. And now, the fearless “Neon Lights” diva has come out swinging with her bright, beautiful video for “Really Don’t Care” with Cher Lloyd.

Filmed at the LA Pride Parade on June 8, the celebratory clip sees Demi partying and dancing it up with friends and fans (and Cher, too!), as well as pridefully powering through her latest Demi smash in front the crowd’s most colorful characters: Drag queens! S&M daddies! Latex enthusiasts! This girl’s not afraid to show her love for all the colors of the rainbow — and we certainly love her for that. Watch Demi and Cher have a gay ‘ol time up top. More »

The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko Team Up For ‘King Of The Fall’ Tour

Jun 26th, 2014 // Comment
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The Weeknd is heading out on the road once again — and this time, he’s got company.

After last year’s The Fall Tour in support of his latest record Kiss Land, the brooding alt-R&B maestro will be joined by Schoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko for an exclusive four show series called King Of The Fall, which promises to be “his most immersive and inventive production yet.” (EXCITING.)

It seems likely that the tour will be full of new material, too: Just yesterday, The Weeknd dropped his sexy new track “Often,” while Jhene premiered her Souled Out lead single, “To Love & Die.”

The upcoming mini-tour, which will begin on September 19 in Brooklyn, will carry the entertainers to Toronto and Los Angeles before making a final stop at San Francisco. Check out the tour dates below the jump. More »

The Saturdays Premiere Summer Club Banger, “What Are You Waiting For?”: Listen

Jun 26th, 2014 // Comment

The Saturdays are done — with keeping us waiting, that is.

Moments ago, the UK girl group premiered their brand new single “What Are You Waiting For?”, the lead track off of their greatest hits compilation Finest Selection, due out on August 11. (That title’s a reference to “Up,” for the record.)

Produced by the legendary Xenomania (glad to see that name again!), the heavily vocoded track is very much the definition of “a banger,” surging into the speakers with one of their most in-your-face blasts of synthesizers to date. “What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? Tell me what are you waiting for!” the girls demand across the pre-chorus, before exploding into a massive, hands-in-the-air party rager of a chorus. The best part, though, is clearly that back-and-forth post-chorus: “I wanna lose control (Let it go!)/Lose control (Let it go!)” Listen to the track below the jump. More »

MTV Is Bringing Back ‘TRL’ With Ariana Grande (For One Day)

Jun 26th, 2014 // Comment
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Ladies and gentlemen, start preparing your puff paint tees and posters now: MTV’s Total Request Live – better known as TRL — is coming back. (For one day, anyway.)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV is resuscitating the iconic video countdown series on July 2 at 7 p.m. ET for a 30-minute special with “Problem” superstar Ariana Grande broadcast from their Times Square studio — and it’ll be called Total Ariana Live. (See what they did there?)

The show, which will be hosted by Sway Calloway, Mizz Grande will perform both “Problem” and her upcoming Zedd-assisted single “Break Free,” as well as participating in a “Hip Hop Mix Up” game — and a “surprise announcement.” Hmmm. Read more about the special after the jump. More »

Sia’s “Big Girls Cry”: Listen To The Latest Track From ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

Jun 25th, 2014 // 3 Comments
Sia's "Chandelier"
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Sia has slowly been rolling out cuts from her upcoming LP 1000 Forms Of Fear (out July 8), and today brings the latest, “Big Girls Cry.” As you might imagine, it’s another power ballad  — one that paints the portrait of an outwardly tough girl who’s anguish following a heartbreak gets the best of her. Like most of the singer’s material, the song comes packed with unfolding sonic layers, and the sucker-punch brought on by Sia’s lyrics hits hardest during the explosive chorus.

“I may cry, ruining my makeup / wash away all the things you’ve taken / and I don’t care if I don’t look pretty / big girls cry when their hearts are breaking,” Sia belts on the crushing chorus.

“Big Girls Cry” joins current hit “Chandelier” and album track “Eye Of The Needle” as songs we’ve now heard from Sia’s upcoming LP. Dare we say it, this one just might be the best yet. Give it a listen below. More »

Ryn Weaver Makes Splashy Debut With Charli XCX Co-Write “OctaHate”: Listen

Jun 25th, 2014 // Comment
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Charli XCX really wants you to take notice of Ryn Weaver‘s debut single “OctaHate.” Yesterday the “Boom Clap” diva urged her Twitter followers to “listen 2 this now” while posting the SoundCloud link to Weaver’s new song, and today Charli gave “OctaHate” a second push by tweeting, “if u missed this yesterday go & listen 2 @RynWeaver created by ryn, benny, cashmere, passion pit & me. shes a star.” (Atlantic Records confirmed to Idolator that Charli co-wrote the song.)

The Benny and Cashmere mentioned are none other than Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat, who both aided Passion Pit‘s Michael Angelakos in producing Ryn’s single. And about that single… “OctaHate” is a totally dreamy finger-snap-and-synth filled cut that defies genre and will either delight or perplex programmers of pop radio. It’s an undeniably memorable outing, as far as debuts go, and we’re choosing to believe it signals that more good stuff is on the way from this new talent.

Give Ryn’s “Octahate” a listen below. More »

Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ Shatters Record With Highest UK Male Debut Sales In History

Jun 25th, 2014 // 2 Comments

Well, it’s really official now: Sam Smith is lonely no more.

There are in fact plenty of eyes and ears on the skyrocketing UK soul-pop singer — so many, in fact, that he’s just broken the record for highest UK male artist first week debut album sales in the 23-year history of Soundscan.

According to an official press release from the singer, Smith’s critically acclaimed debut studio album In The Lonely Hour will land on the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #2 this week (which means Lana Del Rey‘s snagged herself that #1, after all), selling over 166,00 copies. In addition, Sam’s album was also the fastest selling debut of 2014 in the UK.

The monumental achievement is largely due to the runaway success of current Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Stay With Me,” as well as his much-buzzed about live performances and covers, including his incredible take on Whitney Houston‘s “How Will I Know.”

Congratulations to you, Sam! This is a major victory. And for the uninitiated — the time is now. Head below to listen to Sam’s current smash, “Stay With Me.” More »

Frances Bean Cobain Had A Fangirl Moment For Britney Spears On Twitter Last Night

Jun 25th, 2014 // Comment
Courtney Loves Mariah
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The Love-Cobain family is sure doing their fair share of lovin’ on the pop world as of late, aren’t they?

Just last week, Hole frontwoman Courtney Love posted a #Beautiful Instagram of herself getting cozy with the elusive chanteuse herself, Mariah Carey. We rejoiced! (And prayed for a future collaboration, of course.) And now, her daughter is getting in on the pop action too.

Late last night, the stunning 21-year-old daughter of Courtney and the late Nirvana rock legend Kurt Cobain tweeted some serious love for none other than Britney Spears, hereby confirming that, yes: Anybody who’s anybody loves Brit Brit. Check out the cute fangirl moment after the cut. More »

The Weeknd’s “Often”: Listen To His Sexy New Song

Jun 25th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Guess what The Weeknd has on the mind? That’s right, music lovers: PUSSY! Following up with last fall’s highly-rated Kiss Land, the 24-year-old Canadian has offered up new song “Often” on SoundCloud. It’s an altogether sexy and haunting baby-makin’ jam that finds Abel Tesfaye boasting over a murky track, “Bitches down to do it either way often, baby I can make that pussy rain often.”

Those are pretty confident words. If you fancy taking Weeknd up on his braggy claims, give “Often” a listen below and — bonus! — download the song for free. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Stream Debut Album Sampler: Listen

Jun 25th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Summer just got a whole lot better: After premiering their unexpectedly heartbreaking, Joel and Benji Madden-penned “Amnesia” earlier this week, Aussie pop-punkers 5 Seconds Of Summer have just uploaded a sampler of the entire deluxe edition of their highly anticipated self-titled debut LP.

#FINALLYA5SOSALBUM, indeed.

The record — which includes the band’s Billboard Hot 100 hits “She Looks So Perfect” and “Don’t Stop,” as well as their sweetly earnest “Kiss Me, Kiss Me” — will be released on June 30 in the UK, but not until July 22 in the US. (Sorry, America!) Stream the full album sampler after the jump. More »