After penning monster hits (literally) for other artists, Bebe Rexha is about to wreak some chart damage of her own with killer debut single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”. The soaring electro-pop anthem has been warmly embraced by pop radio and is steadily climbing iTunes. It’s also getting a lot of love in clubs thanks to an epic remix by The Chainsmokers.
The NYC duo, who dropped unavoidable floorfiller “#Selfie” earlier this year, sure know how to turn a pop song into perfect club fodder. (See their remixes of Chromeo‘s “Jealous” and Bastille‘s “Flaws” for further evidence). Their balls-to-the-wall overhaul now gets a dramatic, neon light-drenched video that gives you a whole new appreciation for Bebe’s breakthrough hit. Start your week off right by watching it up top. More »
When Gwen Stefani and Fergie announced their return to music as solo artists a few months ago, the pop world shook with excitement. While Fergie’s bland “L.A. Love (La LA)” wasn’t the banger we expected, Stefani’s new single “Baby Don’t Lie” finds the singer embracing the reggae-inspired sound that we’ve all come to love over the years.
The song officially premiered yesterday (October 19), and we wrote “‘Uh huh, here we go,’ Stefani says, and to this rubbery bass line and hand claps – this club-ready setting suggesting a sequel to the Pharrell-produced smash ‘Hollaback Girl.‘ Instead, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ mellows out into a mid-tempo pop song.” Did other music critics enjoy Stefani’s comeback single? Read on below to find out! More »
This shit is still B-A-N-A-N-A-S, and life continues to be pretty G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, yes.
After nearly a decade in between their last solo records, No Doubt frontwoman/solo pop legend Gwen Stefani and Black Eyed Peas chanteuse/solo pop legend Fergie have both made their grand return in the past few weeks.
They both armed with big bangers, too: Fergie dropped it down to the club and gave the entire world a shout out for her DJ Mustard-produced “L.A. Love (La La),” while Gwen scooped up Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco to craft her super catchy cut, “Baby Don’t Lie.”
But between the two divas, which one pulled off a more successful comeback single? We want you to decide. Head down below to vote. More »
Mr. Worldwide (otherwise known as Pitbull) is set to host this year’s American Music Awards. The entertainer will set the tone for the music ceremony, as well as perform a new song from his forthcoming album. He was quite ecstatic about the news, saying in a statement: “World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you ABC and dick clark productions for the amazing opportunity — more than anything let’s get ready to have fun. Dale!”
Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry and Pharrell lead the pack with the most nominations for the night. The “Fancy” rapper has six nods, with the latter artists snagged themselves five nominations. Along with Pitbull, Charli XCX is also confirmed to perform at the awards show. More »
Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne team up again in the video for “Real Love.” The visual is an ode to – what else? – couples who are madly in love. Jack Patterson, the video’s director, keeps it simple as Glynne and Clean Bandit perform the song in a stark recording studio. But soon as the chorus kicks in, the performers transport to a brightly-lit stage at the Los Angeles’ El Rey theater. Throughout the video, various couples show their adoring affection towards each other.
“Real Love” is the latest single from the UK electronic-pop band‘s upcoming re-release of their debut album New Eyes. They previously collaborated with Jess Glynne for the summer smash, “Rather Be.” More »
There really is no escape when Taylor Swift chucks out a new album, is there? The woman is either topping charts (see: “Shake It Off”), putting out new songs before the single has even cooled off ( “Out Of The Woods”), teasing lyrics to even more tracks and hopping countries to ensure the media blitz sticks. The latest invasion took place when Swift hauled herself down to Australia and performed on The X Factor.
“Shake It Off” has already hit #1 on the country’s ARIA pop chart, and so tireless Taylor’s energetic performance was simply insurance for parent album 1989 following suit upon its release. More »
Get your stocking stuffers ready! Coldplay plan to release a DVD and Blu-Ray of a concert film in support of their Ghost Stories album (released in May 2014). The band recorded their performance of various tracks off the LP back in March, inside a custom-built amphitheater in Los Angeles’ Sony Studios. It will feature tracks like “Magic,” “Always In My Head,” “A Sky Full Of Stars” and “True Love.”
The Ghost Stories concert film will be available on November 24, and will also come with a live album with audio recorded at intimate shows in London, New York, Sydney, Paris, Cologne and Los Angeles between April and July 2014. View the tracklists for the DVD and CD after the jump. More »
The talented young ladies of Little Mix quietly dropped one of the better girl group records in recent history late last year with Salute, which spawned cuts like the snappy “Move” and self-empowering title track. Since the last album’s release, they’ve been hard at work ever since recording a follow-up — and now, we’re starting to find out who’s been helping to shape their sound.
While interviewing on the red carpet at BBC Radio 1′s Teen Awards, the girls revealed to Digital Spy their enviable list of collaborators, including Marina And The Diamonds, MNEK, Jess Glynne and Jessie J.”I think it’s just a step up really – production, vocals, everything,” Jamaican accent expert Jesy explained. More »
Good morning, New York! Taylor Swift‘s got a very special surprise waiting for you this morning.
With the release of 1989 just one week away, Tay’s doing more promo than ever for her forthcoming foray into pop. And, after dropping “Out Of The Woods”, sipping Diet Coke with kittens and teasing lyric after lyric on a daily basis, the “Shake It Off” singer has just provided her loyal Swifties with yet another taste of her upcoming LP.
“Welcome To New York” is the first track off of Taylor’s new record, and will be made available to download in full later tonight on iTunes. The bubbly, synth-filled ode to the city certainly sounds like the late ’80′s pop Taylor was inspired by while making her new album. “Welcome to New York…it’s been waiting for you!” she happily sings above the sparkly beat, recalling something off of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Kiss. Listen to the preview of “Welcome To New York” up top. More »
Calvin Harris is on a roll with previewing his upcoming LP Motion (out November 4). Last week brought the video for instrumental rave-house track “Slow Acid” as well as a tease of Gwen Stefani collaboration “Together,” and now we have the Ellie Goulding-featuring “Outside” in full.
This is probably the most straight-forward pop number we’ve heard in the lead-up to Harris’ fourth album. In fact, “Outside” is just as pleasant, if not slightly more so, than Calvin and Ellie’s previous outing together, 2012′s “I Need Your Love.” It’s good to hear that there’s still quite a bit of musical magic when these two hit the studio together.
Give “Outside” a listen below and see if you agree. More »