Miley Cyrus wore as little as possible on the amfAR Gala red carpet last night (october 29) and still got completely upstaged by Rihanna. She proved that nipple pasties and side-splits can be elegant and sophisticated when teamed with a Tom Ford gown. Both divas were both in attendance to pay tribute to the fashion designer, who was given the event’s Inspiration award.
“Over the past 20 years, Tom Ford has been honored with every major fashion award there is,” RiRi told the star-stuffed crowd at the charity event. “Tonight, we honor him both for his incredible talent and for what he stands for. We honor him for doing good while making us look good.” The “Stay” hitmaker also raised money for the event by dropping $100,000 on a photo of Elizabeth Taylor. (She also bought some earrings for the modest price of $35,000). See another pic of Rih’s stunning gown after the jump. More »
BANKS has been quite busy over the past few months: her masterful debut album Goddess was released on September 9, she recently wrapped up her accompanying tour in North America and will embark on the European leg next month. Today, NPR released an intimate performance from the singer as part of their “Tiny Desk Concerts” series.
Situated in what looks to be a quaint library classroom, the singer gives a smooth and breezy rendition of her latest single “Beggin’ For Thread,” an acoustic version of “Brain” and the fiery album opener — “Alibi.” The cozy atmosphere leans itself nicely to BANKS’ tender and emotive vocals. More »
Taylor Swift is striking while the iron is hot. The 24-year-old, who is now expected to sell a whopping 1.2 million copies of 1989 this week, is already moving on from lead single “Shake It Off” — despite the fact that it’s still number one on iTunes and lodged at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Meghan Trainor‘s blockbuster hit “All About That Bass”.
According to her label, the next single from 1989 is “Blank Space” and it’s set to impact radio on November 10. The Max Martin/Shellback anthem addresses Taylor’s lengthy dating history with cheeky lyrics about her little black book. “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane,” the former country/current pop queen sings. “But I got a blank space baby and I’ll write your name.” Who could resist that offer? More »
The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 is almost over! The 22-year-old drove her fans into a frenzy this morning (October 30) by writing two simple words in her Instagram bio: “Next month.” It’s still not clear what exactly is coming in November but it’s a safe bet that her Hollywood Records swan song — a greatest hits collection to fulfill her contract — will be part of the diva’s comeback.
But that’s not all. There are also persistent rumors that Selena has signed on for another television show, which could also be announced soon. And then there are those mysterious pics from a desert location that keep popping up on her Insta. Are they from a fashion shoot or is she giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of her new projects? Whatever the case may be, the speculation has her social channels humming overtime. That has earned her the number one spot on Billboard’s Social 50 chart — not bad for someone who hasn’t released music in over a year. See her announcement after the jump. More »
K. Michelle is full of surprises. The R&B diva unveiled her sexy album cover and explained the curious title in a glamorous video but here’s another reason to get excited about AWBAH (or Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?) It features a song about Drake! The soul siren opened up about the track “Drake Would Love Me” when I interviewed her recently but asked that it be kept under wraps until now.
“The song is about how girls see a photo of Drake or a video and think ‘he would love me if we met’,” K. revealed. She also said that Drizzy has heard the track and gave his seal of approval. The “Love ‘Em All” hitmaker was also invited his co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne when it rolled into Los Angeles recently. The full tracklist of Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? will hit the interwebs on Monday (November 3). More »
HAERTS first grabbed the attention of the music scene back in 2012 with their breakthrough single, “Wings.” Since then, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop quartet dropped their 2013 EP Hemiplegia to much acclaim. Now, they are ready to take on the industry with their refreshingly tender, synth-laden sound with their self-titled debut LP (released on October 27).
I spoke with the band about their experience creating the new record, their love for New York City and their unique sound. Read what they had to say in our Q+A after the jump! More »
5 Seconds of Summer cause a riot in the behind-the-scenes clip for their latest “Good Girls” video. In the original video (released on October 10), the Aussie pop/rock band transform good girls in reform school into rebellious bad girls.
In the behind-the-scenes footage, the guys give us a look at all the chaos that occurred in the making of the video. Director Isaac Rentz said: “I wanted to make something that had an empowering message for girls. And we’re kind of having fun with the idea of some of the expectations that girls have put on them to be quiet and mild-mannered.”
5 Seconds of Summer will join Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX and Pitbull as performers at the 2014 American Music Awards on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. View the entire list here. More »
The Veronicas gave their home country a strong performance during their appearance on The X Factor Australia today (October 30). The pop duo (formed by twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso) sung “You Ruin Me” off their forthcoming self-titled LP. Dressed in lovely nymph-like gowns, the two performed the track with heartfelt emotion.
The Veronicas, the sisters’ upcoming third studio album, will be released on November 21. Watch their performance of “You Ruin Me” up top. More »
Calvin Harris‘ forthcoming LP Motion (out November 4) is filled with major star features, and the latest comes from “Pretend” singer Tinashe. Titled “Dollar Signs,” the chanteuse’s pretty vocals flutter over seemingly mellow rhythms. But once the bassline kicks in, Harris shifts the song into fifth gear with mechanical synths — making it ready for international dancefloors.
Harris’ fifth studio album includes bangers like “Summer,” the John Newman-assisted “Blame,” “Pray To God” featuring Haim and “Outside”with Ellie Goulding. You can stream Motion on iTunes and also enter to win a copy of the album in our giveaway! Take a listen to “Dollar Signs” after the jump. More »
It looks like the collaborative magic between Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson didn’t end with Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox cuts like “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla.” This morning UK producer Ronson tweeted out a tease for “Uptown Funk,” the lead single from his upcoming fourth album, and noted that the song features Mars.
A release date of November 10 appears on a poster image Mark included in the tweet, which you can catch below. More »