It turns out Meghan Trainor is shaping up to be the Queen Of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014, as her debut single “All About That Bass” racks up an eighth week at #1 on the chart — the longest reign for a female artist in 2014. In fact, if Meghan can hang for just two more weeks at the top, she’ll tie the 10 week stretch of the year’s longest-running #1, Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy.” More »
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.
And now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of October. More »
Christmas came early for K. Michelle fans today (October 29). The sassy diva finally announced the title of her sophomore LP Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (due December 9) — she had been promoting it under the acronym AWBAH — and unveiled the striking, nude cover art on Instagram. Oh, and she also debuted her official album trailer, which sets the tone nicely for this era.
The gorgeous 30-year-old shows off her famous curves in the mini-movie, which finds her walking around a mansion being rejected by a small child and then a man. The theme soon emerges as hateful tweets are shown on the screen before the rising R&B diva slides into her fancy car and announces the album title. Given the impressive performance of her debut album (Rebellious Soul reached number two on the Billboard 200) and the quality of lead single “Love ‘Em All”, expect fireworks from the second coming of K. Michelle. Watch the trailer after the jump. More »
Fifth Harmony Unveil Their Flawless ‘Sledgehammer’ Single Cover And Share The Songwriting & Production Credits
Fifth Harmony just keep getting better. After making serious inroads on the Billboard Hot 100 with infectious Ricky Reed-produced single “BO$$” (at least until this happened), pop’s hottest girl band is back with another killer single. “Sledgehammer”, a sugary sweet synth-pop anthem with serious radio appeal, shot straight to number three on iTunes upon release.
The lovely ladies unveiled the future hit’s official cover today — they all look gorgeous in their matching white shirts and denim outfits — and the production and songwriting details. “Sledgehammer” was indeed co-penned by “All About That Bass” diva Meghan Trainor and produced by Danish maverick Jonas Jeberg, who has crafted hits for Demi Lovato, Kylie Minogue and Jason Derulo. Listen to the song (again) after the jump. More »
Miley Cyrus is putting her celebrity to particularly good use by signing on to be MAC Viva Glam’s 2015 spokeswoman. The 22-year-old announced her latest undertaking on Twitter this morning (October 29) and debuted her lipstick line for the make-up giant. Most importantly, the Bangerz diva explained the motivation for her involvement. “Every cent from the sales of my #VIVAGLAM shade will go to @MACAIDSFund to help people affected by HIV,” she informed fans.
So, what can you expect from Miley’s lipstick? Well, it’s hot pink and costs $16. There’s also a matching lip gloss, which will set you back $15. That’s about it. Apart from shaking up the make-up business, the “We Can’t Stop” hitmaker has been hanging out with Flaming Lips members Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd. Maybe that joint album is actually going to happen. While you let that sink in, check out the pop star’s lipstick after the jump. More »
The official star-studded tracklist for the Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack was released on October 21, and — to many people’s curiosity — there was one song that didn’t have a title or artists attached to it. Well today, the secret is out!
Track 5 will be a collaboration between Lorde herself, as well as Ariana Grande and Diplo. The “Love Me Harder” songstress announced the news via livestream with her fans, stating: “It’s a very interesting song. It’s very different.” Earlier this month, Diplo revealed on Twitter that has has a song with Grande in the works. There’s a possibility this may be it! More »
Pop’s taken backseat to country, rap and rock yet again on the Billboard 200, as Slipknot came out on top, selling 132,000 copies of their latest album .5: The Gray Chapter in their opening week.
From there, the Top 10 is a melting pot of different genres, and six debut albums: T.I.‘s 80K-selling Paperwork came in next, followed by 73-year-old industry titan Neil Diamond, rapper Logic‘s Under Pressure and Florida Georgia Line‘s Anything Goes, which originally charted at #1 last week.
Of particular interest to pop fans? Barbra Streisand‘s duets album Partners is holding strong at #8, while Annie Lennox makes a Top 10 debut with Nostalgia — her first since 2007′s Songs of Mass Destruction. According to Billboard, the standards album also awards Lennox with her first-ever Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Album #1 smashes. Brava, Annie!
Check out the week’s full Billboard 200 Top 10 after the jump. More »
Back in August, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett made a video announcement stating they will be starring in a holiday campaign for H&M. Well folks, the time has now come! Mother Monster & the retail company posted the festive images on their Instagram accounts, and they show the Cheek To Cheek duo in a warm and friendly embrace.
Bennett looks dapper in a sharp suit and tie, while his musical counterpart looks cozy in an oversized sweater (and nothing else). But the big star of the advertisements is Gaga’s huge Cher-inspired, curly black wig!
H&M also announced that the campaign video will be out on November 25. View the other images after the jump. More »
One Direction plan to follow up their hit “Steal My Girl” with their new single — “Night Changes!” The superstar band unveiled the news on their Twitter account today, posting a photo of them at the BBC Radio 1 show with the caption: “Here’s the guys on @BBCR1 with @scott_mills today when they confirmed the next single from FOUR is #NightChanges!”
“Night Changes” is off the British boys’ fourth studio LP, Four, set for November 17 release. They have recently announced the North American and European dates for their On The Road Again 2015 stadium tour in support of their upcoming record.
View the band’s photo tweet in full after the jump! 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!
The chilly season has arrived, and it’s up to some of our favorite pop stars to provide us with some fashion-forward fall lewks of the cover of today’s hottest fashion and lifestyle magazines. Who will reign supreme across the November issue array?
The boys of One Direction look charming and silly as ever on the cover of Seventeen, while Rita Ora serves sultry over-the-shoulder camouflage for Teen Vogue. Charli XCX exemplifies cool on Complex, Beyoncé gives beach body for Cosmopolitan Australia and Taylor Swift stands tall in a bold print on Fashion and Jessie J shows off a shapely figure on Cosmopolitan UK. 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 »