Tegan & Sara’s “Shudder To Think”: Hear The Shimmering B-Side

By: Sam Lansky // October 15, 2013

Tegan And Sara made one of the best pop records of the year with their impeccable Heartthrob — its only shortcoming was that it was too short — which is why their new song, “Shudder To Think,” serves as such an excellent bonus. A b-side taken from the soundtrack for the upcoming Matthew McConaghuey vehicle The Dallas Buyers Club, the song feature… More »

The Wanted Bring High Drama In “Show Me Love (America)” Video: Watch

By: Sam Lansky // October 14, 2013

Here are the highlights of the video for The Wanted’s new single “Show Me Love (America)”Max George in a police uniform. Got it? Good — we’re all clear.

No, but really! The boys of The Wanted are back with a new visual for their latest single, a big, swooning orchestral number, and the black-and-white video… More »

Justin Bieber Accused Of Throwing Punches At Korean Nightclub For Not Playing Rap

By: Christina Lee // October 13, 2013

Justin Bieber has made known to #Beliebers that he loves hip-hop, through photos, video selfies, appearances and (actually pretty great) bonafide collaborations. According to famed house DJ Michael Woods, Bieber’s love for such music may have inspired his latest nightclub scuffle.

On October 10, Woods launched an Asian tour at Seoul nightclub The… More »

Stevie Wonder Covers John Lennon’s “Imagine” At Global Citizen Festival: Watch

By: Christina Lee // September 29, 2013

Stevie Wonder covered John Lennon’s “Imagine” at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, in efforts to advocate stricter gun control laws. “Can you believe that they let blind people carry guns? Come on,” he said. The crowd laughed as the blind singer mimed a misfire.

The one-day festival, on September 28 at New York’… More »

Meek Mill Tries His Hand At Sing-Rapping On ‘Make Me’: Hear The New Track

By: Patrick Bowman // September 27, 2013

On the eve of dropping his latest mixtape with DJ Drama (featuring the Freddy Krueger-esque title Dreamchasers 3Meek Mill — the most energetic challenger to Kendrick Lamar’s current rap crown — leaked the auto-tune soaked track “Make Me.”

Mill shows off the harder-edged version of Drake’s sing-song style rapping, which he put to such good use on hi… More »

The Weeknd’s Crime Of Passion Is Ugly In ‘Pretty’ Video: Watch

By: Patrick Bowman // September 20, 2013

Toronto-based PBR&B progenitor Abel Tesfaye, cryptically known as The Weeknd, is still riding the wave from his proper big label debut Kiss Land (which we enjoyed very much) doling out clever promotional treats for fans like handing out his personal phone number and making his first live television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live just a week ago. No stranger to eerie,… More »

Big Sean Torches Arsenio Hall With A Performance Of ‘Fire’: Watch

By: Patrick Bowman // September 20, 2013

With the recent revival of Arsenio Hall’s late night talk show, viewers have gotten spoiled with nightly live performances from hip hop’s elite, including sets from Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Nas. Last night, Kendrick Lamar’s former intern and Detroit native Big Sean took Arsenio’s stage to throw down with “Fire,” the fourth single from his recently released… More »

Rihanna & Her Fans Share Deep Connections In ‘Half Of Me’ Documentary: Watch

By: Patrick Bowman // September 20, 2013

Over the past year (and for her entire career, really) Rihanna has had some…let’s say “interesting” PR moves: her 777 tour last fall featured a mid-air protest from disgruntled journos; she managed to get fined almost $50k for missing multiple court dates; a controversy arose over her grandmother’s funeral arrangements; she’s had multiple ugly run-ins with fa… More »

Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You” Soundtracks Spencer & Dustin’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // September 13, 2013

Sometimes the world can be a terrible place that makes you feel like burying your head under a pile of rocks. Really big rocks that weigh too much. But not today! Because not only did this gent Spencer Stout seemingly orchestrate the most adorable marriage proposal ever for his boyfriend Dustin — one that involved… More »

The Original Cast Of ‘The Voice’ Reunites In New Season 5 Promo: Watch

By: Sam Lansky // September 3, 2013

Well, The Voice is coming back, and we can’t stop it now — not even if we tried. The good news? The talent competition show is bringing back some friendly faces for Season 5 — namely, Christina Aguilera, finally back from her whirlwind Lotus promotional tour and generally seeking justice for Bionic, and Cee Lo, all Goodie Mob’d out. More »

Agnes Talks Conquering America, New Music & Why Swedish Pop Is Absolutely The Best

By: Sam Lansky // September 3, 2013

While doing some pop music journalism in Stockholm last week (namely, an in-depth investigative report into why Sweden produces the very best pop in the world — more on that to come), I was lucky enough to snag some face time with one of my very favorite Swedish superstars in the game: the great Agne… More »

Ricki-Lee’s “Come & Get In Trouble With Me” Is Your New Favorite Dance Song

By: Sam Lansky // September 3, 2013

Australian pop chanteuse Ricki-Lee has been through a couple different incarnations (and a fairly dramatic weight loss transformation!) but one thing has remained consistent: The songs are super, super good.

Her latest single is “Come & Get In Trouble With Me,” and it’s a blistering slice of house-inflected pop, a monster Guetta-style beat that leads into a huge po… More »

Danity Kane Talk New Single “Rage” On The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet: Watch

By: Mike Wass // August 26, 2013

Danity Kane made their triumphant return to the music scene last night by walking hand-in-hand on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. The fabulous foursome took a minute to talk to reporters and promptly dropped some juicy details about their reunion and new single. Namely, they will be going for a rock sound and… More »

Justin Timberlake & Timbaland Really Enjoyed Making ‘The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2′: Watch

By: Carl Williott // August 26, 2013

Justin Timberlake and Timbaland take us behind the scenes of The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 in a new trailer for the sequel. The making-of footage doesn’t preview any new music from the album (which drops September 30), but it shows the dynamic duo working in the studio and talking about “the craft,” as Justin BieberMore »

Danity Kane Reunites, Teases Big News At VMAs

By: Christina Lee // August 25, 2013

Danity Kane has confirmed what the paparazzi and photos have hinted since May — an official reunion is in store. Now a quartet, the group debuted a new website and promo shots for what may be its first new music in five years.

Once signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, the Making theMore »

*NSYNC Join Twitter, Pretty Much Confirm VMAs Reunion Again

By: Christina Lee // August 25, 2013

*NSYNC joined Twitter on August 24, one day prior to its rumored (but also confirmed) reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards. Like Prince, the boy band — Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass — treated its first-ever tweet like a mic check: “…. is this thing on?!”
While… More »

Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U” Video: Watch The Halftime Show Featuring His Son & An Ass Float

By: Christina Lee // August 24, 2013

In between takes of his “Give It 2 U” video, Robin Thicke described the scene in one sentence. “It’s a Diane Martel dream, and I’m just happy to be here,” he said. Director Martel, of Thicke’s VMA-nominated “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus“We Can’t Stop,” has created a clip equally as wild and tasteless, only… More »

M.I.A. Samples Blur On “Unbreak My Mixtape”: Listen To The Moody Break-Up Anthem

By: Mike Wass // August 20, 2013

M.I.A.‘s eagerly-awaited Matangi album doesn’t drop until November 5 but the hip-hop goddess took pity on fans and uploaded “Unbreak My Mixtape” this afternoon (August 20) to help quench our thirst for new material. There’s no word yet if the quirky Dear John letter set to music made the LP or is just a discarded demo… More »

Cher’s “Woman’s World” Video Provides Multiple Halloween Costume Ideas: Watch The Wig-A-Thon

By: Robbie Daw // August 20, 2013

With her video for Summer 2013 dance club smash “Woman’s World,” pop matriarch Cher is here to school all you junior pop tartlets out there. And her main lesson is this: take all those nasty headlines about yourself, jam them into a paper shredder and fashion the remaining contents into a nice newspaper wig. More »

Beyonce’s New Hair — V Festival

By: Mike Wass // August 19, 2013

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