Bette Midler Covers TLC’s “Waterfalls” For ‘It’s The Girls’: Listen

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Bette On It!

After blessing us with her cute take on The Ronettes‘ “Be My Baby,” legendary songstress Bette Midler is back again this week with another selection — and arguably one of the most anticipated! — from her upcoming girl group-inspired covers album, It’s The Girls: TLC‘s “Waterfalls.”

The seasoned vet switches up the classic R&B production of TLC’s original for her take on the track, turning the song into a much more sorrowful, contemplative slow tune complimented by gentle piano melodies and subtle strings — even some light bongo action. It’s a soulful rendition, fit perfectly for The Divine Miss M’s vocals. Listen to Bette’s take on the track up top. More »

Demi Lovato Defends Taylor Swift: “Don’t F**k With Me If You’re Going To Say Women Suck!”

Aside from her chart-topping smashes like “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Heart Attack” and “Skyscraper,” Queen Demi Lovato is also known for her outspokenness, frequently opening up about everything from sexuality to body image to feminism — and this week is certainly no exception.

Her good friend Taylor Swift‘s been getting plenty of both praise and heat lately for her recent 1989 offerings like “Out Of The Woods,” which led her to speak out about what she considered to be “sexist” criticism for writing about her ex-boyfriends — and it seems that Demi’s in agreement with Tay.

In an interview with ET Canada, the “Neon Lights” singer backed up her friend, going on to say that Taylor’s one of the very few famous friends she has that has yet to be affected by fame. Check out Demi’s full comments after the jump. More »

Mary J. Blige Takes On The London Streets In “Right Now” Video: Watch

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London Slay!

Mary J. Blige‘s “Right Now” tune is so good, that the singer released not one — but two videos for it! The first came in a form of a black + white clip earlier this month, which highlighted the budding friendship between the R&B diva and Disclosure (the song’s producers).

The second premiered today (October 23), and it finds Blige strutting through the streets of London and performing at an underground club. “Right Now” is off the singer’s forthcoming thirteenth studio LPThe London Sessions (out on December 2). It features collaborations from artists like Sam SmithEmeli Sandé and Naughty Boy. More »

Kiesza Performs “Hideaway” On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

Dancing Queen

Kiesza and her team are not playing any games when it comes to promoting her debut LP, Sound of a Woman! The flame-haired songstress stopped by Good Morning America today (October 23) to perform her breakout single, “Hideaway.”

Despite the early morning call time and cold NYC weather, the singer and her backup dancers gave the audience an energetic performance that was filled with throwback choreography. Sound of a Woman was released on October 21, and features songs like “Giant In My Heart,” “Losin’ My Mind” and “No Enemiesz.” More »

Iggy Azalea’s “Iggy SZN”: Listen To The New ‘Reclassified’ Song

Recent “divorcee” Iggy Azalea is cranking up the heat and declaring that it’s “Iggy SZN” in one of the five new tracks on her upcoming Reclassified re-release of The New Classic (out November 24). Reclassified‘s actual lead single is the -featuring “Beg for It,” which is set to premiere on radio Saturday (October 25) morning, ahead of Iggy’s performance on Saturday Day Night Live that evening.

For now, fans of the chart-topping rapstress will have to settle for sassy “Iggy SZN,” which has her declaring, “Haters gon’ hate while critics critique, I pay them no mind whenever they speak / what they make a year I make in a week, I know you can’t stand it, just get you a seat!”

Guess she told you. Listen below. More »

One Direction Announce North American & European ‘On The Road Again’ 2015 Stadium Tour Dates

They only just wrapped up their Where We Are Tour approximately five seconds ago, but the young men of One Direction already have their sights set on another massive tour.

Moments ago, the superstar troupe announced the North American and European dates for their On The Road Again 2015 stadium tour in support of their upcoming record, Four. The tour pre-sale will begin on October 29 on their Facebook page, and will be made available everywhere else beginning on November 1. Don’t get too excited, though — the tour’s not coming for nearly a year! Well, okay…get excited: The boys are expected to perform brand new tracks from their upcoming record, including their latest single “Steal My Girl.” (Speaking of, the video for that drops tomorrow!)

From Niall: “We could not be more excited about the new tour. We’ve started rehearsing songs from the new album and can’t wait for the fans to hear them live. We’re just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans – they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support.” Check out the tour dates below. More »

Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige & 5 Seconds Of Summer To Perform At 2014 American Music Awards

With the 2014 American Music Awards just around the corner, more information is being released about the big night. It has been announced that Sam Smith5 Seconds Of Summer and Mary J. Blige will perform at the awards ceremony. The In The Lonely Hour crooner has been working closely with the R&B diva on her upcoming album The London Sessions, so hopefully they will grace the stage together!

These three artists join Pitbull as performers, and Mr. Worldwide is also set to host the AMAs for the second year in a row. Both Smith and 5SOS are up for New Artist of the Year, and Iggy Azalea leads the night with the most nominations (six, to be exact). Katy Perry and Pharrell are right behind her, with five nods each. The 2014 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  View the entire list here. More »

MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith Wins Big, Jessie J & Nicole Scherzinger Perform

Sam Smith swept the 2014 MOBO Awards last night (October 22), as he took away four awards. The In The Lonely Hour crooner won Best R&B/Soul Act, Best Male, Best Album and Best Song for his smash “Stay With Me.”

The ceremony, which stands for Music of Black Origin, was hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Sarah-Jane Crawford. The highlight performances of the night came from Sweet Talker Jessie J and honorary Brit, Nicole Scherzinger. The former sung a tried-and-true mashup of “Bang Bang” and “Burnin’ Up” featuring rapper Kid Ink, while the latter won the crowd with her latest tune “On The Rocks.”

Watch the performances and view the full winners list after the jump. More »

One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” Video: See Louis With A Chimp & Liam In A Marching Band On The Set


We’re one day away from the premiere of the video for One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the UK boy band’s upcoming album Four (out November 17). And to tease Directioners to the point of experiencing an absolute cuteness-overload, the guys threw some photos from the Los Angeles set out there today, including ones showing Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and video guest star Danny DeVito playing around with a chimp.

In another pic posted on One Direction’s Facebook wall this morning, Liam Payne is shown being filmed while wearing a marching band jacket. What could all this random fun in the sun mean, as far as a cohesive plot for the video? (Remember, there’s also the whole bit with the sumo wrestlers!) Silly Directioners — you’ll just have to wait a full day to find out! More »

J. Cole Remixes Jessie Ware’s “Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe”: Listen

Jessie Ware is no stranger to a rap collaboration (see A$AP Rocky‘s remix of 2013′s “Wildest Moments”), and her latest joint effort is with J. Cole. The North Carolina-bred rapper added an explicit verse to the singer’s “Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe,” a Miguel-penned cut off her sophomore album Tough Love.

J. Cole’s verse kicks off the song, adding a staccato flow to the sensual bedroom romp that includes sexy talk about twisting tongues and fake asses. The two artists met in Los Angeles while Ware was in the studio with production duo BenZel (aka Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch). Take a listen to the remix below. More »