Hip hop’s biggest never-was, Azealia Banks, is currently without a label. And you know what — she doesn’t really give a flyig f***. The other day Twitter’s biggest bully posted a still from the video for her upcoming independently-released single “Heavy Metal And Reflective” (out July 29). And now we have a super-short preview clip of what’s sure to be the visual of the year — or at least of the hour the day it premieres. (It is Azealia Banks, after all — the long-lasting attention span of the masses doesn’t really enter the picture.)
Head below to watch the (t)rapstress ride by a camera on a motorbike in the desert and — what else? — flip the bird. More »
With Disclosure and Sam Smith‘s “Latch” now in the Top 10 (at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100) and Clean Bandit also rapidly climbing (#22 with “Rather Be” this week), the UK dance music invasion continues with a new player: Shift K3Y. The 21 year old (real name: Lewis Jankel) took his house/garage throwback single “Touch” to the upper reaches of the British chart earlier this year. Now the song is set for a stateside release on July 29, complete with an EP containing the radio edit and two remixes.
Shift K3Y also has two stateside shows lined up for next week, in New York and Los Angeles. Catch the dates for those below, and watch the colorful video for “Touch” up above. More »
And now, for their next act in proving their impending pop culture dominance…
Following their performance on Today, Australian pop-punk troupe 5 Seconds Of Summer took to the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform some of their biggest hits off of their chart-topping self-titled debut.
The set included their aching Top 20 ballad “Amnesia,” along with “She Looks So Perfect” and, as a bonus, album track “Beside You.”
The boys sounded fantastic live and brought their usual energy to the stage. (But then again, it’s probably hard to hear much of anything over those shrieks from the audience.) Check out 5SOS performing “Amnesia” up top, then check out the other performances after the jump. More »
Ryan Tedder wrangled up his OneRepublic mates for an early morning performance on Today, which included the band banging out “Ordinary Human,” a contribution to feature film The Giver. Clearly no one told Tedder that it’s hot and humid as f*** here in New York City, as the frontman was clad in a black tee and black leather jacket. Nice shades, though, man.
Watch the guys do “Ordinary Human” above, then head below to see them serve up their ever-present radio jams “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out.” More »
With no time to waste, Complex cover girl and our favorite other woman Lana Del Rey is beginning to roll out “Ultraviolence,” the next single and title track from her masterful second record, Ultraviolence.
While she preps the upcoming video, Lana — err, Deadly Nightshade — has just dropped a trio of tantalizing remixes to add a little mmmph to her already, erm…physical ode to love.
The mixes — crafted by PBR Streetgang, Sonic Matta and The Penelopes — range from modern electronica pulsations to early ’90′s-leaning House, providing the spooky epic with a dance floor friendly gloss. Grab Jim, and allow him to raise you up at the discotheque. Check out the remixes after the jump, and let us know which one’s your favorite in the comments below. More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
Summer’s still in full swing, and the covers are only getting hotter: Last month, Jennifer Lopez‘s sizzling style on the cover on InStyle won her the crown for July ’14′s best cover according to our readers. Who’s in the running for August’s spread?
“I Will Never Let You Go” hit-maker Rita Ora keeps it cool in light denim on the cover of FLARE, while Lana Del Rey gets up close and personal with her kitty for Rolling Stone. A fresh faced and gorgeous Rising Star judge Kesha opens up on the cover of Teen Vogue, “Your Love” beauty Nicole Scherzinger smolders in all denim (another denim!) for Cosmopolitan UK and “Crazy Stupid Love” diva Cheryl Cole stay sophisticated in an animal print jacket and heels for Elle. All gorgeous covers for sure, but which one’s your favorite?
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Duff. And now the prophecy has been fulfilled, pop chyldren: Hilary Duff is back. To usher in this new Hilegendary era, let’s go back, back to the beginning, back to when the Earth and sun and Duff were all aligned to celebrate 10 of the greatest things accomplished by the O.G. Disney multi-hyphenate phenomenon! More »
In the wee hours of the morning, Hilary Duff was introduced at Chelsea nightclub Marquee in New York by Perez Hilton and flanked by colorful drag queens as she officially premiered new single “Chasing The Sun.” Well, actually, it was a remix of the song — apparently The Gays can’t handle all that guitar and Colbie Caillat song structuring?
At any rate, if you’re not up to speed, “Chasing The Sun,” which is being released next week, is the lead single off Duff’s upcoming fifth album (her first in seven years). Needless to say, it’s been A Moment since the release of her last LP, the benchmark-setting Dignity, and Hilary’s return to pop has become somewhat of A Thing.
Head below to watch Hilary twirl with a gaggle of queens, drag and otherwise. More »
:: Miley Cyrus has hired an animal medium to try to see if she could contact her deceased dog Floyd telepathically. Fingers crossed, she finds some kind of closure. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: While working with Madonna on her upcoming album, Diplo convinced the pop icon to record a dub plate of “La Isla Bonita,” changing the first line to “Last Night, I dreamed of Major Lazer.” This made BBC DJ Annie Mac have a full-blown freakout. [Stereogum]
:: It seems that “Blurred Lines” crooner Robin Thicke is officially moving on from ex-wife Paula Patton, sources telling Perez Hilton that an attorney is officially filing a settlement. [Gawker]
:: Apparently, Pop Diva Cher really hated “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and legendary songwriter Diane Warren had to physically restrain Cher in order to record it. It’s all for the music, really. [Pop Justice]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today just below. More »
Nicki Minaj hasn’t exactly blown the competition away with “Pills N Potions” but she’s determined to drum up interest in The Pink Print — even if it means wearing a piece of dental floss between her ass cheeks on the cover of new single “Anaconda”. The eye-popping artwork was an instant hit with fans and will provide Twitter with fodder for days to come.
The 31-year-old joined in the social media fun, sharing the best banner Google never used on Instagram. There were a plethora of “me when I saw Nicki’s new cover” tweets and a bunch of culturally insensitive clean versions. My favorite post features Drake posing seductively under the title “Anacondrake”. Mess! See the full Twitter aftermath after the jump. More »