Meghan Trainor Performs “All About That Bass” On ‘The Ellen Show’: Watch

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All About That 'Ellen'
She’s bringing booty back — for the very first time! — on The Ellen Show.

Rising diva Meghan Trainor hit the stage yesterday to perform her breezy, horn-heavy body image empowerment anthem, “All About That Bass.”

Backed by a crew of energetic dancers and a live band and clad in a suitably retro short dress and thigh-high boots, the Title songstress happily shimmied and swayed through her current #1 song in the country.

Following the performance, Meghan revealed to Ellen that she was inspired by a specific episode of Ellen before writing the smash hit. And, because the song just went Platinum, Ellen surprised the misty-eyed singer-songstress with her very first plaque — a sweet moment for everyone involved.

Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Fifth Harmony Reveal That They Almost Named Themselves CANDL

Harmonizers: Are you aware that you were almost called…CANDLizers?! (Or maybe Little Candles?)

Yesterday, the girls of Fifth Harmony made a shocking revelation on Twitter, posting a photo of their upcoming debut album Reflection with this fascinating little behind-the-scenes tidbit included: “We almost named ourselves CANDL (our initials).

Shine bright like a CANDL!

It’s a bit of a silly name for the BO$$es, but then again, it wouldn’t be the first time the X Factor USA alum went through a name change, having started out in the competition as LYLAS, then briefly 1432 before settling down into their latest version, Fifth Harmony.

What do you think about the group’s alternate name? Vote on which one you would have preferred below, and sound off in the comments! More »

Calvin Harris & John Newman’s “Blame” Video: Watch Them Brood With A Pack Of Scantily Clad Women

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So basically what we have here with Calvin Harris and John Newman‘s “Blame” video is a four-minute Victoria’s Secret ad directed by Emil Nava. The two pop gents from the UK hang out in a Hollywood Hills dwelling looking properly moody while models in various states of undress decorate their surroundings. Eventually the ladies wind up at a club before working their pert butts into puddles and jacuzzis and bathroom sinks full of water. Downward they plunge until they all resurface in some tropical-looking place. Or maybe it’s just the pool in the backyard? More »

Nicki Minaj’s Butt Might Be Padded: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Breaking news. Nicki Minaj‘s iconic butt might not be 100 percent authentic! Do photographs taken during her Fashion Rocks performance (above) reveal that she’s possibly using some kind of padding? My anaconda don’t want none. [TMZ]

:: Rihanna and Jay Z‘s “Run This Town” has been bumped as the theme song of CBS Thursday Night Football — at least for one week. The network didn’t think it would be a good fit for a segment about disgraced player Ray Rice. [Just Jared]

:: He might be gone but his star shines as brightly as ever. Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson the Immortal world tour wrapped up recently and was declared the 8th highest grossing live show of all time. [Billboard]

:: Iggy Azalea wants you to know that she doesn’t have a sex tape. Vivid Entertainment thinks otherwise and offered the rapper a seven figure deal to distribute it. She is now threatening to sue. [TMZ]

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

Lady Gaga Says Tony Bennett Saved Her Life & Helped Her Come To Terms With ‘ARTPOP’ Flopping

Lady Gaga tells Parade magazine that recording jazz LP Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett turned her life around and helped put the last year of her career into perspective. “Six months ago I didn’t even want to sing anymore,” Mother Monster reveals. The diva’s hip operation, change in management and underperformance of ARTPOP pushed her to the brink of quitting.

However, the “Applause” loving diva turned things around after meeting her duet partner. “I tell Tony every day that he saved my life,” she says. “I was so sad. I couldn’t sleep. I felt dead. And then I spent a lot of time with Tony. He wanted nothing but my friendship and my voice.” The ups and downs of the jazz legend’s iconic career also helped Gaga deal with the commercial failure of her latest album.

“People wrote a lot of things about my last album, ARTPOP, which was very controversial,” she says. “If it didn’t grab the whole world the way The Fame Monster did, that’s okay, because I know it’s good. That’s what Tony has taught me, that my intuition is right. When he talks about the 66 albums he’s put out, the peaks and valleys, and how it’s not about having a hit record — it’s the most inspiring thing.” More »

Delta Goodrem Returns With A Cover Of Martika’s ’90s Hit “Love… Thy Will Be Done”: Listen

Despite landing a couple of adult contemporary hits (2005′s “Lost Without You” and 2008′s “In This Life” spring to mind), Delta Goodrem is probably best known in the US for being dragged by Marlon Wayans at a Beyonce concert. In Australia, however, she’s a superstar with eight number one hits to her credit — not to mention one of the highest selling albums of all time.

The 29-year-old debuted her new single today (September 11) and it just so happens to be a cover of Martika‘s enduring 1991 top 10 hit “Love… Thy Will Be Done”, which was written and produced by Prince. Delta’s cover is relatively faithful to the original but sounds more dated than the soft and sultry original due to the easy listening production. Listen to the big-lunged diva’s latest after the jump. More »

Demi Lovato Covers ‘Fault’ Magazine, Rocks Bangs In The Edgy Photo Shoot

Demi Lovato is a very busy girl. In between tour rehearsals and recording not one but two songs with Nick Jonas, she somehow found the time to pose for Fault magazine. The 22-year-old covers the latest issue and explores a bold new style. She rocks heavy eye make-up for the shoot and tries out a wild new hairstyle. Yep, the “Really Don’t Care” diva got bangs.

The last remaining Disney pop queen (Selena Gomez is moving on) looks extremely stylish in the black-and-white photos. It’s not easy to wear an outfit with a collar that high but she pulls it off. Demi will spend the rest of the year completing her world tour as well as headlining VEVO’s certified concert along with Iggy Azalea. Check out the singer’s bangs after the jump. More »

Vance Joy Makes His Late Night Debut On ‘Seth Meyers’: Watch Him Perform “Riptide”

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Vance Joy‘s “Riptide” first exploded in his native Australia last year before conquering the charts in most major markets across Europe. The devastatingly-simple ukelele-pop song is now climbing the Billboard Hot 100  — it rose to number 59 this week — and should get a nice boost from the songsmith’s winning performance on last night’s (September 10) Late Night With Seth Meyers.

The curly-haired crooner looked a little nervous to begin with (it was his late night television debut) but he soon found his rhythm and delivered a typically understated but moving rendition. Vance dropped his debut LP Dream Your Life Away this week and will be supporting it with a similarly-titled North American tour. Find all the dates after the jump and watch “Riptide” up top. More »

Jessie Ware Sits On A Rock In Her Arty “Say You Love Me” Video: Watch

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Jessie Ware sits on a rock in her video. That’s literally it. London-based directors Tell No One of “Say You Love Me” throw in a couple of birds and switch between day and night but it doesn’t change the fact that the British diva looks like she got stranded at Stonehenge. Happily, the soundtrack is so good that you’ll want to watch it on repeat regardless.

Co-written by Ed Sheeran and produced by BenZel (Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch), “Say You Love Me” is a return to the spine-tingling soul of debut LP Devotion after an enjoyable flirtation with ’80s synth-pop on “Tough Love”. Jessie delivers a killer vocal and pours her heart and soul into the bittersweet lyrics. Watch the understated video up top. More »

The Internet Is Pissed About U2′s Free ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Album, And Critics Are Divided: Review Revue

Yes, U2 ‘did a Beyoncé‘ and released a surprise album out of nowhere. But beyond even what Bey did, the band’s Songs Of Innocence LP also showed up on everyone’s Apple user’s iPhone as a special corporate tie-in…whether they wanted it or not.

That lack of consumer choice, perhaps unsurprisingly, led to more than just a little grumbling and snark on the Internet: “A slew of Apple users are complaining that the album is automatically appearing in iTunes and on their iOS devices whether they want it there or not. And there’s no truly quick and simple way to remove it,” tech site CNET concluded. And the reactions — mostly on Twitter — were largely hilarious.

But beyond the inescapable factor, there’s still a new U2 album at hand. So…is it even any good? Read on after the jump to find out what music critics around the globe had to say. More »