Another American Music Awards has come and gone, and like with all of these shindigs, there are lessons to be learned and moments worth singling out. Did you sit through all three hours of this particular dog and pony act last night? Yes? Well, then see if you agree with our best/worst roundup. No? Then, children, pull up a seat and allow us to relay what went down. Have at it below! More »
Eminem has released the video for his empowering anthem, “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia. The Syndrome-directed clip is very cinematic, as it shows a motivated boxer who deals with heavy adversities: a pregnant girlfriend, eviction, many past-due bills and more. The controversial rapper performs the song throughout the video in a bare warehouse. The “Chandelier” diva doesn’t make an appearance, instead a blonde bob-wearing model Chantelle Brown-Young is shown.
Eminem’s Shady XV compilation album drops today (November 24). It features classic tracks like the popular “Lose Yourself,” 50 Cent‘s “In Da Club” and D12‘s “My Band.” More »
Annie is heading to New York City…and we want you to join in on the fun.
We’ve already been bopping to the Sia-helmed soundtrack for the highly anticipated 2014 adaptation of the beloved classic, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, and now, it’s time to send two of our lucky readers to the NYC premiere on Sunday, December 7! And, to sweeten the deal even more, we’re throwing in an Annie prize pack, including t-shirts, movie posters and even a Sandy plush.
Want to win tickets to head to the premiere? It’s easy. Find out how after the jump. More »
Iggy Azalea‘s Reclassified reissue officially dropped today (November 24), and the rapstress is celebrating with the lyric video for her latest single — “Beg For It.” The taunting, MØ-assisted track finds Azalea talking her shit, and the accompanying black + white visual highlights her confident flow!
It’s truly a great day to be a member of the BeyHive: King Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated repackage of her 2013 surprise release, BEYONCÉ: Platinum Edition, is now available to stream and purchase worldwide.
The collection includes her newly released banger “7/11,” as well as “Ring Off” and remixes of “Blow,” “Standing On The Sun,” “***Flawless” and “Drunk In Love.” And, in addition to the album’s re-release, Bey’s team was also kind enough to (finally!) upload all of the videos from her visual album onto VEVO. What a treat!
Go ahead and listen to the re-release after the jump, and if you’d like, re-watch the entire collection of videos as well. Let us know what you think about the new tracks in the comments below! More »
The 2014 American Music Awards, a.k.a. one of the biggest nights in music, aired yesterday (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater! The three-hour telecast was jam-packed with major honors (like Taylor Swift winning the Dick Clark Award For Excellence) and fun performances from everyone’s favorite artists — including Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and many more!
One Direction had the best night ever, taking home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year. But what did other critics think were the biggest highlights from the 2014 AMAs? Find out after the jump! More »
Adam Lambert is on top of the world.
Right now, he’s out on the road, touring with legendary rock troupe Queen, dazzling crowds across the globe while working on material in the studio for his upcoming highly-anticipated third studio album.
At this point, it feels like Adam’s been an industry player for…well, forever. So, it’s almost kind of shocking to realize that it was only five years ago (November 23, 2009) when the talented crooner first made his mark, following his impressive run on American Idol, with his debut album: For Your Entertainment. More »
No statues were handed over to Ariana Grande during last night’s American Music Awards, but she did spend quite a lot of time on stage performing both a medley of her Top 10 hits from this year and “Bang Bang,” her joint single with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Following that, Ari’s holiday single “Santa Tell Me” went on sale at midnight on the iTunes store.
Overall, it’s a cute, harmless stocking stuffer that ticks all the necessary boxes, in that there’s classic instrumentation, a hummable chorus and lyrics that reflect a mixture of the festive season with the possibility of heartbreak at the holidays. Added bonus: a choir of backing vocalists — or should we say Christmas carolers? — pipe in at the end, giving the mid-tempo track quite a peak moment. Listen below. More »
Iggy Azalea previously gave fans a snippet of her collaboration with Ellie Goulding, and now the full version is here! Titled “Heavy Crown,” the Reclassified track boasts female power and kissing off all the haters (“Iggy Iggy ain’t never been nothing to play with!”)
The hard-hitting, thumping tune finds Azalea switching up her usually laid-back flow with a snarled, teeth-baring rap — which is juxtaposed by Goulding’s chilling vocals.
Yes, we already knew this one was coming for a while, but now it’s really, really real: Katy Perry will officially be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show in February 2015. And she’s already got tons of ideas!
Last night, the Queen Of The KatyCats (and Radio’s Top Artist of 2014!) premiered a silly promotional video announcing her upcoming performance and showcasing all the stuff she’s working on in the background while she gets ready for the show — and she’s really hard at work coming up with some out-of-the-box (err, stadium) ideas in her Super Bowl show testing facility: Edible glitter, robots, mythical creatures, a bacon-wrapped ride on a fire-breathing shark….you know, stuff like that.
It sure looks like she’s funneling all her creative energy into a massively action-packed performance! Check out Katy giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at what will surely be the zaniest Super Bowl Halftime show yet up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »