Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Katy Perry And Kacey Musgraves Performed “Roar” Together On ‘CMT Crossroads’

Jun 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Billboard cover girls/BFFs Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves perform “Roar” together on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. (The unmissable live extravaganza airs June 13 at 10pm ET/9pm CT). The lovely ladies do a great job of turning the uplifting toe-tapper into a duet — stripping it back just enough to let their voices shine without making the song dreary.

In addition to Prism‘s mega-selling lead single, the well-matched duo also belt out Katy’s Teenage Dream smash “Firework” as well as Kacey’s breakthrough hit “Follow Your Arrow” and moody “Merry Go ‘Round”. Oh and if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the hitmakers also join forces to cover a Dolly Parton classic. (Put money on “Jolene”). Watch “Roar” after the jump. More »

Maroon 5′s “Maps” Teased In Preview Video: Watch

Jun 11th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Here’s what we know about so far about Maroon 5‘s upcoming single “Maps”: The song was produced by Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella (Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody,” OneRepublic‘s “Good Life”), and is scheduled to premiere this coming Monday (June 16). It serves as the lead single from the Adam Levine-fronted band’s fifth album V which will be out September 2.

Now there’s a new video clip courtesy of M5 which truly puts the “tease” in “teaser.” In it we see the band members in the studio cutting “Maps,” while various super-short snippets of the song are all jumbled together into what is best described as a jarring rush of noise. There’s really no indication as to whether this is an up-tempo or a mid-tempo number (or a ballad, for that matter). But the important thing is that Adam appears to still have the blond hair.

Watch the 16-second “Maps” preview below. More »

Passenger Leads Office Workers To Salvation In His “Scare Away The Dark” Video: Watch

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Passenger finally unveiled the video for Whispers lead single “Scare Away The Dark” today (June 10) and it’s something of a departure from the less-is-more visual that accompanied triple platinum breakthrough hit “Let Her Go”. The Brit serves up a suitably anarchic clip for his rhythmic rant against technology and social media.

The 30-year-old is wheeled into a typically sterile office environment by a rather bored lady and performs the song while workers go about their day. But the presence of Passenger has the unexpected result of bringing mother nature inside the building. Soon rabbits are running through the hallways and grass is coming out of drawers. The next thing you know the motley crew of characters are running around a field removing their clothes. Watch the shenanigans up top. More »

Colbie Caillat’s “Try” Lyric Video: Watch Her Go Makeup-Free With Sara Bareilles & Others

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Yesterday, Colbie Caillat surprised fans by pulling a small-scale Beyonce and releasing Gypsy Heart Side A, a five-track EP that is to precede the singer-songwriter’s full-length Gypsy Heart album (due out later this year). The Babyface-produced “Try” serves as a single for this particular appetizer of Caillat’s.

“We did four or five songs. I love him as a producer and writer,” Caillat told Idolator a few months back while discussing her work with Babyface. “I just tell him any style that I’m in the mood for and we write it. It’s not like he’s pigeonholed in being an R&B producer.”

The lyric video for “Try” features Caillat, her fans and other famous faces — like Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Osbourne, Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Perri and Jessie J — going sans makeup in an effort to spread the message that beauty truly is on the inside. More »

Katy Tiz Performs An Acoustic Mash-Up Of “No Diggity” And “Cry Me A River”: Idolator Premiere

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Katy Tiz landed her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 last month with a smoky cover of Rock Mafia‘s “The Big Bang”. You’re sure to see and hear a lot more from the British babe when her video drops (any day now) but, in the meantime, here’s a lovely acoustic mash-up of Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity” and Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River” to tide you over.

The best thing about this performance (apart from Katy’s fetching red bandana) is that it showcases the full versatility of her powerful pipes. “The Big Bang” finally showed what the blonde bombshell is capable of vocally after releasing a handful of less challenging electro-pop singles but this mini-medley highlights a surprisingly soulful quality. Watch her in action up top. More »

Hilary Duff Jokes About Getting Older In ‘Younger’ Sneak Peeks: Watch

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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“We’re only in our twenties once,” Hilary Duff says, in a trailer for TV Land’s Younger. After winning over viewers as a clumsy but lovable preteen in Lizzie McGuire, Duff returns to TV as a smart-talking co-worker who has no idea what’s going on.

Younger‘s premise reads somewhat like 1999′s Never Been Kissed: Broadway star Sutton Foster as a single 40-year-old mom who pretends to be 26 in order to relaunch her career. Debi Mazar plays Foster’s friend, telling her to go for it – and, in another sneak peek, Duff seems to have no idea. “Before you know it, you’re gonna be in your 40s,” she says.

Younger debuts on TV Land in January. Watch the first trailer up top, then see Duff steal the show in a scene after the jump. More »

Scarlet Pleasure’s “Under The Palm Trees”: Watch The Summery Lyric Video

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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In the spring we urged you all to take notice of Danish band Scarlet Pleasure‘s breezy, sultry single “Windy.” (We even included it on our Spring 2014: Hot Imports playlist!) Now the guys have followed that one up with “Under The Palm Trees,” a funky pop song that sounds like it was plucked straight out of 1982.

The feel-good summer track is all about hot kissing, good sex and sweet guitar licks atop thick synth chords — which, let’s face it, is pretty hard to resist, no matter what the season may be. Drift away by watching the Morten Winther-directed lyric video for Scarlet Pleasure’s new single above. More »

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” Video: Idolator Premiere

Jun 10th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Oh, suh-nap! Did Meghan Trainor just throw 2014′s Song Of The Summer race a serious curve ball? It could well be. The super-cute Nashville songwriter is stepping into the realm of pop artist with her debut single “All About That Bass,” and there’s a positive message behind the song: It doesn’t matter what your body type is, as long as you know how to work what you’ve got.

The pastel-pink “All About That Bass” video stars, of course, Meghan and a sassy troupe of dancers who have no trouble flaunting “all the right junk in all the right places.” Also along for the ride in the clip is Vine superstar Sione Maraschino, a guy who has no problem shakin’ it along with the best of the ladies. More »

Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” Video: Watch Her Hang With Game & Take Out Her Boobs

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Did we read somewhere that Nicki Minaj‘s “Pills N Potions” video, directed by Diane Martel, was supposed to premiere Monday (June 9) evening? It actually didn’t arrive until well after midnight, but no matter — Queen Barb’s latest is here in full, and you can see it above.

What you’ll be watching is Nicki crying tears of what appears to be liquid mercury, hanging out with a shirtless Game and wearing bunny ears while posing rather sullenly. Oh, and she also pulls her boobs out of her shirt at one point, and there are a few obvious product placement scenes (hello, Official Beats Pill and Minajesty By Nicki Minaj perfume), so if you’re into that sort of thing, then you’d better get to watching. More »

Cheryl Cole’s “Crazy Stupid Love” Video: Watch Her Get Crazy Stupid In The Club

Jun 9th, 2014 // 6 Comments
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Let’s just get this out in the open: When stacked up with Cheryl Cole‘s previous lead singles from her albums — songs like “Fight For This Love,” “Promise This” and the outstanding, Calvin Harris-produced “Call My Name”“Crazy Stupid Love” is pretty much a sonic dud. I wish there was some way to sugar-coat that for you Cheryl fans out there, but, no, sorry — it’s just not a good single. At all.

The video doesn’t really help matters, as here Cole opts for the tired “werkin’ it in the club” concept. The whole thing feels like when you order pizza for delivery, then 40 minutes later it finally arrives and you’re super starving and so ready to dig into a few slices, but then you flip the box open to find three dead rats piled on top of a sawed-off hooker arm. Don’t you hate when that happens? That’s what this song and its accompanying video are like. Hooker arm. More »