Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” On The ‘TODAY’ Show: Watch

Alicia Keys We Are Here Today Show performance

Alicia Keys dropped by the TODAY show this morning for a touching performance of her new single “We Are Here.” The singer, who is pregnant with her second child, explained the meaning of the song to host Matt Lauer.

“It started with this conversation that I had, that question [why are we on this planet] was asked to me,” Keys said. “That really opened up a whole conversation and a whole dialogue. And with the backdrop of everything that’s going on in the world, we’re wondering what can we do about it. We all have a voice, but how can it be used?”

See if Alicia’s song motivates you to answer why we’re all here on the planet below. More »

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


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 »

Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea’s “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”: Listen To The Pharrell-Produced Song

Jennifer Hudson Iggy Azalea

Producer Pharrell Williams takes Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea to the disco on their JHUD collaboration “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.” (He also swipes his own quick drumbeat intro from another of his recent productions, Kylie Minogue‘s “I Was Gonna Cancel.”)

“Whisper in his ear, it makes it hotter / don’t wipe the sweat, it makes it better,” J-Hud sings seductively on the upbeat track. Later, Iggy hops in with a rap that states she’s “got him wrapped around my fingertips” and “rock hard.” Saucy stuff, and it’s all laid over Pharrell’s dark and slinky instrumentation. More »

Win Tickets To See Aloe Blacc At JetBlue’s Terminal 5 At JFK Airport!


Want to get up close and personal with “The Man” himself?

On September 30, Aloe Blacc will be performing live at JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) as part of JetBlue’s ongoing Live From T5 concert series — and we’re giving away a free pair of passes for you and a guest to see the “Wake Me Up” singer.

Following the show, the winner and their guest will also get a special meet and greet session with Aloe Blacc — and yes, roundtrip transportation from a central location in Manhattan will also be provided! A pretty sweet deal all around. Want to enter to win? It’s easy. Head below to find out how! More »

Susan Boyle’s Sixth Album ‘Hope’, North American Tour Announced For October

Susan Boyle Hope album cover

Yes, it’s true — you literally blinked, and Susan Boyle is now onto her sixth album in five years. A follow-up to last year’s holiday offering Home For Christmas, the 53-year-old Scot’s upcoming LP Hope is described as “an incredible album of inspiration[al] songs” that features “breathtaking renditions of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’,” as well as John Lennon‘s “Imagine” and Sarah Mclachlan‘s “Angel.” More »

Meghan Trainor Performs “All About That Bass” on ‘X Factor Australia’: Watch

We’re certainly all about that bass here in the States — and now, Australia is too.

After getting Ellen dancing with her live rendition on The Ellen Show last week, Title EP cutie Meghan Trainor headed down under to croon her Billboard #1 live on X Factor Australia over the weekend — and it was certainly a lavish affair.

Backed by a troupe of high energy dancers, flashing lights and colorful backdrops of ice cream and cupcakes (yum!) and dressed in a schoolgirl chic outfit, Meghan sweetly crooned her bubbly cut, notching yet another solid live performance under her belt.

Could “All About That Bass” become an international #1 hit? Watch after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

Tyler, The Creator Compares U2′s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ To A Pimple: Morning Mix

:: Tyler, the Creator compared U2‘s surprise release of Songs of Innocence to “WAKING UP WITH A PIMPLE OR LIKE A HERPE.” Like critics, though, he can’t decide whether that’s good or bad. [SPIN]

:: Justin Bieber reveals that he and Selena Gomez are back together, though not in the most romantic way. Bieber’s attorney asked him of their relationship, in regards to a lawsuit filed by a photographer claiming that Bieber assaulted him. [E!]

:: N.E.R.D. (Pharrell, Chad Hugo, Shae Daley) may release their first new music in four years. “You’re gonna like this shit we’re gonna release,” Daley said during Pharrell’s recent iTunes Festival performance, before Pharrell himself said, “There will always be a N.E.R.D.” [NME]

:: Big Sean says that he was actually in a relationship, presumably with Glee star Naya Rivera, when he wrote his new song “I Don’t Fuck With You.” “[O]bviously, after a few things went down, I went back and changed a couple words — but, mainly, the song was already there.” he says. [MTV]

:: Chris Brown and Trey Songz teamed up to remix “Tuesday,” the breakthrough song by Atlanta R&B upstart ILoveMakonnen. Drake remixed the song first, then signed ILoveMakonnen to his imprint OVO Sound. [Rap-Up]

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »

One Direction Announce ‘Four’ Lead Single “Steal My Girl”


One Direction will release the lead single to its new album Four on September 29. “Steal My Girl” was penned by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, alongside the songwriting team responsible for Midnight Memories “Best Song Ever” (Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan). “Over cascading stadium piano chords, ‘Steal My Girl’ shows the band continuing to expand their influences and song-writing ability while retaining their widescreen pop sound,” a press release says. More »

Jamie Foxx Returns To Music With “Party Ain’t A Party” Featuring 2 Chainz And DJ Mustard: Listen

Party Ain't A Party
Jamie Foxx has released platinum singles as a singer when he isn’t working as an actor and comedian. (His last hit? “Blame It,” his 2009 collaboration with T-Pain.) Now, he returns to music while proving that yes, he has kept up with music’s latest trends. Foxx’s new single “Party Ain’t A Party,” released September 13, features rap clown prince 2 Chainz over an steamy instrumental by rap-turned-pop crossover producer DJ Mustard.

Foxx boasts a thick Auto-Tuned croon, as he imagines himself running a private show in a club’s VIP section (“Go ahead girl, twerk it out on me”). Meanwhile, 2 Chainz makes plans for the after-after party: “I fuck over your girl’s hairdo / If if it’s curly, I straighten it / If it’s straight, I leave it curly.” The whole affair belongs in the same playlist as another recent comeback single: T-Pain’s “Up Down (Do This All Day)” featuring B.o.B., a low-key party anthem that has climbed the charts over the past six months.

Hear Foxx’s unexpected return to music below. More »

The Vamps Debut Their “Hurricane” Video: Watch

Like A Hurricane
The Vamps manage to avoid major catastrophes in their video for “Hurricane” – a major feat, given its premise.

“Hurricane” will appear on the soundtrack to Disney’s forthcoming film adaptation of the 1972 children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Bella Thorne. And so, as the band performs the bubbly pop-punk song somewhere in suburbia, clips show what to expect of the film – a baby eating crayons, a car crash into parking meters and fire at a Japanese steakhouse, among other things.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day debuts October 10, while the soundtrack (also featuring Justine Dorsey, The Narwhals and more) hits stores October 7. Watch The Vamps rock out in their “Hurricane” video up top, then see the Alexander film trailer below. More »