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Hilary Duff Teases “All About You” Video: Watch

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The Duff Comeback continues.

After heading down under to X Factor Australia for a peppy performance (with a little hoedown choreography!) and supplying us with a cute acoustic live performance, Hilary Duff is now prepared to roll out the accompanying video for her folky, flirty new single, “All About You.”

Last night, the pop princess posted a teaser on her Instagram as she reviewed the final edits of her video on dueling iPads — and it looks like the shirt-flinging, line dancing choreography from her X Factor performance is making the cut! Though it’s just a brief tease of the visual, HilDuff looks absolutely gorgeous, as per usual. Watch for the video to drop in full on September 24.

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

Beyonce And Jay Z Debut “Bang Bang, Part One” From ‘On The Run Tour’: Watch

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After capping off their highly successful, endlessly headline-generating On The Run Tour in Paris, Beyoncé and Jay Z are still finding new ways to bring their vision to fans, beginning with Part One of Bang Bang, a mini-film shot in support of their tour.

Today, the superstar duo debuted the first piece of the visual, directed by photographer/filmmaker Dikayl Rimmasch. Inspired by “French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor Les Blank,” the captivating clip sees the two hitting the dusty trail for some high-speed car rides (and a quick diner stop) in the vintage 2-minute clip — and yes, there’s an underlying meaning to this duo’s Bonnie & Clyde-esque styling. More »

Future Hit: Robin Schulz And LILLYWOOD’s “Prayer In C” Is A Serial Chart-Topper

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Don't Think I Could Forgive You
You’re probably wondering where you know the name Robin Schulz from. He’s the guy that remixed Mr. Probz‘s “Waves”, turning it into a global hit. Well, lightning has indeed struck twice for the German DJ. His remake of Lilly Wood And The Prick‘s (they wisely revised their name!) “Prayer In C” has already topped the charts in over 20 countries.

The appeal of the worldwide smash is easy to understand. Robin breathes just enough life into the French duo’s sad and depressing folk song to make it palatable. The end result is a curiously catchy but still defiantly gloomy earworm. Interestingly, the collab almost didn’t happen due to the DJ remixing the track without permission. They sorting things out and now everyone is rolling in cash. And they say there’s no such thing as a fairytale ending! Watch the very German video up top. More »

Pitbull And John Ryan Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Their “Fireball” Video: Watch

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Cheers!
After a brief detour into the world of folk-infused dance music, which produced one killer anthem (Kesha collaboration “Timber”) and one piece of filler (“Wild Wild Love”), Pitbull returns to more familiar territory on “Fireball”. The John Ryan-assisted smash features the sultry Latin rhythms we’ve come to expect from Mr. Worldwide — albeit with a distinctive twist from producer Wallpaper.

The sexy party jam demanded an equally evocative visual and it looks like Pit is going to deliver. Today’s (September 12) preview finds the rapper hanging out in a club with his co-star and a bunch of scantily-clad women. So it’s like every other Pitbull video ever made only with really obvious product placement for the hitmaker’s vodka brand. I’m here for it. Watch up top. More »

Fifth Harmony Get Ready In ‘Five Minutes To The Stage’: Watch

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Five Minutes With 5H!
Ever wonder what the young ladies of Fifth Harmony — who are, mercifully, not named CANDL — do when they’re gearing up for a performance backstage?

As part of Myspace’s ongoing Five Minutes To The Stage series, which gives fans an inside glimpse into an act’s “rituals, superstitions and experiences” seconds before hitting the stage (like JoJo!), the girls revealed their obsession with their (equally obsessed) fans. At one point, they pass around Ally‘s phone, as she scrolls through her Twitter timeline and giggles at Vines. (You see, Harmonizers? They could be doing that right now if you tweet them.)

5H also talk about their pre-performance rituals, including a group prayer (this time with Dinah‘s family included!), as well as a quick rehearsal of their opening moves and some vocal warm-ups. Even with those pre-show jitters, they’re still on point. More »

Chris Brown Performs “X” And “Loyal” On ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

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'X' Marks The Spot
With the release of his long-delayed studio album X just days away now, “Loyal” crooner Chris Brown is making his rounds to promote the forthcoming LP.

Last night, Brown and his troupe of dancers hit the stage to perform title track “X,” as well as a bit of “Loyal,” to the frenzied and passionate screams from the studio audience. Dressed head-to-toe in all red, the singer alternated between belting out the emotional track at the mic and stepping back to deliver his signature high-energy choreography.

Although the performer hasn’t had too many live performances throughout this, erm, tumultuous era, he looked right at home performing on a late night stage once again.

Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Taylor Swift Explains Cheerleader, Ballerina & Modern Dance Sequences In “Shake It Off”: Watch

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Deep Dancing
Taylor Swift‘s lead 1989 single “Shake It Off” is a certified smash, having spent two weeks atop the Billboard 100. Likewise, the perky song’s accompanying music video has racked up over 90 million views on YouTube since its debut last month — more than enough to prompt Taylor to premiere a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the thought and work that went into certain dance segments in the clip.

Above, Swift describes what it was like shooting the modern dance sequence. “There’s been so much cardio to wear me out,” she admits. “We do several takes of each full pass of the song and the whole time I’m full out. Like, the dancers around me are full out and so we’re all pretty wiped out.”

Watch that clip above, then catch outtakes from the cheerleader and ballerina bits in the “Shake It Off” video below. More »

Nick Jonas Performs “Jealous” On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch

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Late Night Jealousy
Nick Jonas, when not getting nude and exploring his sexuality in his new show Kingdom, is in the midst of a full-fledged promotional tour for his infectious jam “Jealous,” just ahead of the release of his forthcoming self-titled solo album in November.

Last night, the solo JoBro hit the stage on Late Night With Seth Meyers to croon the lead track live in his first late night TV performance of the tune. Backed by a band, the newly solo singer kept it cool in a black leather jacket while crooning his ode. (So much falsetto!) And, as it turns out, Nick commands the stage just fine all on his own.

Watch Nick perform “Jealous” up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Meghan Trainor Performs “All About That Bass” On ‘The Ellen Show’: Watch

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All About That 'Ellen'
She’s bringing booty back — for the very first time! — on The Ellen Show.

Rising diva Meghan Trainor hit the stage yesterday to perform her breezy, horn-heavy body image empowerment anthem, “All About That Bass.”

Backed by a crew of energetic dancers and a live band and clad in a suitably retro short dress and thigh-high boots, the Title songstress happily shimmied and swayed through her current #1 song in the country.

Following the performance, Meghan revealed to Ellen that she was inspired by a specific episode of Ellen before writing the smash hit. And, because the song just went Platinum, Ellen surprised the misty-eyed singer-songstress with her very first plaque — a sweet moment for everyone involved.

Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Calvin Harris & John Newman’s “Blame” Video: Watch Them Brood With A Pack Of Scantily Clad Women

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So basically what we have here with Calvin Harris and John Newman‘s “Blame” video is a four-minute Victoria’s Secret ad directed by Emil Nava. The two pop gents from the UK hang out in a Hollywood Hills dwelling looking properly moody while models in various states of undress decorate their surroundings. Eventually the ladies wind up at a club before working their pert butts into puddles and jacuzzis and bathroom sinks full of water. Downward they plunge until they all resurface in some tropical-looking place. Or maybe it’s just the pool in the backyard? More »