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Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder”: Listen To A Preview Of The ‘My Everything’ Track

Aug 5th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Ariana Grande, you wicked little tease! Pop’s naughtiest chanteuselet posted a snippet of her upcoming My Everything track “Love Me Harder” on Instagram last night. And as if she wasn’t already dominating the airwaves and charts of the world with the slickly-produced trifecta that is “Problem,” “Break Free” and “Bang Bang,” she’s now infected our ears with what sounds like yet another super-catchy late-summer jam.

You’ll recall from Grande’s upcoming album’s feature-heavy tracklist that this is the one with The Weeknd on it (though you can’t hear his bit in this snippet). “Love Me Harder” was co-produced by Max Martin, who has his hand in a fair amount of My Everything‘s tunes, and Savan Kotecha. Get a preview of the song below. More »

Nicki Minaj Talks “Flawless” Beyonce Remix On Hot 97, Cites Madonna As Inspiration For “Anaconda” Single Art

Aug 4th, 2014 // Comment
Nicki's "Anaconda"
Nicki Minaj Anaconda single cover
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Two years after Nicki Minaj hopped on Madonna‘s MDNA — both with “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “I Don’t Give A” — the multi-talented rapstress is still very much in awe of the Queen Of Pop.

In a recent radio interview with Hot 97, the “Anaconda” diva discussed her meme-generating, bootylicious single artwork that caused a bit of the stir on the Internet. And, as it turns out, it was the eternally controversial Material Girl’s own fearlessness that inspired Miss Minaj to blaze her own trail too.

“In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am,” she explained of the eye-popping shot. “I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.” Nice one, Nicki. Spoken like a true fellow #UnapologeticBitch! More »

R. Kelly Surprises Fans At Chance The Rapper’s Lollapalooza Set: Watch

Aug 4th, 2014 // Comment
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While R. Kelly got kicked out of the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Ohio because of his notorious past, it certainly didn’t stop the Bump-and-Grind master from dropping by Chance the Rapper’s set at Lollapalooza to show some love for his native Chicago.

Before his Sunday evening slot, Chance tweeted that this show is a tribute of sorts to Chi-town, and he certainly kept to his promise. Performing tracks from his breakout sophomore mixtape Acid Rap, the young MC was later joined by Kellz, who sang legendary bangers like “The World’s Greatest” and “Bump N Grind,” and , of course, he didn’t shy away from showing the crowd how he, er, sticks his key in the ignition. Check out a video a fan caught of R Kelly’s “Ignitiion (Remix)” below. More »

Taylor Swift Teases Something “18″-Related On Instagram: Watch

Aug 4th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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The time has come: Taylor Swift is ready to return with new music. (It seems, anyway.)

We already know that the Red country-pop diva is plotting to return to the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the end of September. We know she’s been working with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit-maker Max Martin again on “most of” her new record, and we already know that the record is already her “favorite thing.”

And now, the first hint at what could be the beginning of a new era starts with a mysterious Instagram clue posted earlier this afternoon, in which the “Love Story” songstress repeatedly pushes the “18″ floor button in an elevator. More »

Chris Brown Sets Release Date For Upcoming Album, ‘X’

Aug 4th, 2014 // Comment
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X marks the spot …over a year later.

Originally due to be released on July 16 of last year (before a series of album pushbacks and, erm, legal troubles), Chris Brown‘s upcoming sixth studio album X (which, yes, now shares a title with one of the year’s most popular releases by Ed Sheeran) has once again been cemented in stone — this time for Tuesday, September 16.

The oft-delayed LP, which could boast a slew of singles released over the past year including “Fine China,” “Love More” and “Loyal,” was given the green light for a September debut via Brown’s Instagram yesterday. More »

Jessie Ware Reveals October Release Date, Tracklist For ‘Tough Love’ Album

Aug 4th, 2014 // Comment
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After releasing her sultry Benzel-produced single “Tough Love” and ethereal track “Share It All,” UK soulstress Jessie Ware finally announced the official tracklist and release date for her highly-anticipated forthcoming sophomore LP, Tough Love. The album will arrive in the US on October 21 (and October 6 in the UK), and it’s shaping up to be Jessie’s strongest attempts yet — something she seems fully aware of.

“I can’t keep going round going ‘oh my god, this is happening.’” Ware said in a press release when speaking about the new album. “I feel more confident and I think that shows on the record, even the way I deliver the vocals is more upfront. Being a singer is a fucking wicked job, but it’s definitely my job now.”

We couldn’t agree more, Jess. Peruse the Tough Love tracklist below. More »

Nicki Minaj Teases “Anaconda” Video: Watch A Preview

Aug 4th, 2014 // 1 Comment
"Anaconda" Meme
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It’s been a busy, if not surprise-filled weekend for Nicki Minaj, from the all-too-early arrival of her new Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling single “Anaconda” to a spitfire remix of Yoncé‘s “Flawless.”

And Miss Minaj’s majesty doesn’t stop there: To kick off the week, the Harajuku Barbie premiered a brief tease of the accompanying video to her rump-shaking new single on Instagram late last night. And, yes: There will be A$$.

The jungle-themed visual promises to be full of enough booty jiggling to make Mr. Mix-A-Lot beam from ear to ear, as Nicki and her crew of video girls flaunt their ass-ets and twerk in front of a bamboo huts and vine-covered bridges. (Nicki’s incredible rump shake on all fours is truly a sight to be seen.) It’s oh so bootyful already — let’s just hope Jennifer Lopez‘s own Anaconda doesn’t sneak up on these lovely ladies.

Check out the teaser after the jump, and let us know what you think of the “Anaconda” video preview in the comments below. More »

Beyonce & Nicki Minaj’s “Flawless” Remix: Listen

Aug 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Late last week, rumors surfaced stating that Beyonce wrote a song with Nicki Minaj about leaving her husband, Jay Z. Turns out, those rumors were only half true: Early this morning (August 3), Beyonce and Nicki Minaj revealed their “Flawless” remix without warning. And what, exactly, does Beyonce have to say about her marriage? “We escalate, up on this shit like elevators / Of course sometimes shit go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

Don’t worry – she repeats herself, in case folks don’t catch that the first time. Hear it below. More »

MAGIC!’s “Rude” Gets Remixed By Zedd At Lollapalooza: Listen

Aug 2nd, 2014 // Comment
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Zedd breathed new life into MAGIC!‘s No. 1 hit “Rude” by remixing it during his August 1 Lollapaloooza set.

Essentially, the German producer transformed the reggae-leaning pop song into a rollercoaster of a dance anthem. He ditched the song’s original backbeat for chugging synths, fizzy melodies and whooshes necessary to make “Rude” feel like a momentous occasion – as it should have, given that his set was one of the night’s last.

While Zedd’s remix was unexpected in of itself, his approach was likely exactly how fans of his 2012 debut Clarity would have imagined it’d turn out. Whether remixing for Lady Gaga (“G.U.Y.”) and Black Eyed Peas or producing for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande (“Break Free”), Zedd’s approach to music is often to stick with conventional pop melodies, but then add as many EDM pyrotechnics as possible.

His Lollapalooza remix of MAGIC!’s “Rude” is no exception – hear it after the jump. More »

Jennifer Lopez And Fat Joe Reunite On “Stressin”: Listen

Aug 1st, 2014 // Comment
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A.K.A. diva Jennifer Lopez and rapper Fat Joe just hopped on a track together again — their first since “Hold You Down” off of Jenny’s 2005 record, Rebirth. (And for a further flashback, let us not forget On The 6‘s “Feelin’ So Good.”)

And while more money generally only leads to more problems, the two are feeling totally laid-back (err, leaning back!) on their newly surfaced “Stressin,” an uptempo Rico Love-produced bragging club banger. “Let me ask you one question…do it look like we stressin’? ‘Cause we ain’t!” J.Lo proudly declares across the bottle-popping chorus. Later on, Fat Joe rattles off designer labels while dropping casual $1000 tips in the booth. More »