Sky Ferreira has premiered the stylish video for “I Blame Myself,” with some help from online fashion retailer SSENSE, who styled her for the shoot (and all her getups are available for purchase for any Sky stans and/or budding fashion icons out there). Ferreira owns the camera for this Compton-based video — so many hair flips! Dance breakdowns! — and ends up approaching the same “wimpy pop star coming off as totally badass” vibe that Michael Jackson channeled in “Bad.” Needless to say, it is great.
The visual was shot earlier this month by Grant Singer, who has directed Ferreira’s last six videos. Watch it over at SSENSE, and check out the behind-the-scenes-footage below. More »
On Tuesday night (April 15), Usher‘s team was the only group left to compete in The Voice Playoffs (at least the ones where coaches Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine were in charge of the votes). There were plenty of ambitious attempts by the contestants, and although not all were hits, Team Usher proved to be a force this season!
T.J. Wilkins, Melissa Jimenez, Stevie Jo, Bria Kelly and Josh Kaufman all performed for Ursh’s affections, leaving him with a tough choice at the end of the evening. Here’s how they did, and how The Voice Live Rounds Top 12 shaped up. More »
Once again, the Glee kids are tackling a weighty issue because God forbid they keep it light. Every single storyline focuses on sex and how the characters either feel about having it or not having it, as the case may be. For all the talk about doing the nasty, we never actually see anybody getting it on, alas. But, I digress. So, let’s talk about what we do see. More »
The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show could be coming to stadiums this summer. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are set to announce a 20-date US summer tour starting in June, according to Page Six. The New York Post‘s sources even indicate that the trek will include a July 4 date in New York City. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Lorde unleashed her inner-fan girl when she heard that Hilary Duff attended one of her concerts. “This is what dreams are made of!” she told Teen Vogue. “Was she vibing it? Was she bobbing her head?” [Just Jared]
:: This is a case of better late than never! Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs will finally get his degree from Howard University. The rap mogul, who attended the school in the ’80s, will be given an honorary degree in recognition of his trail-blazing career. [Billboard]
:: Taylor Swift sure knows how to keep her Swifties happy. The country-pop superstar surprised a fan by attending her bridal shower and even brought along a basket full of kitchen goods and homemade cookies. How sweet! [MTV]
:: The most tweeted about performance at Coachella 2014 (the first weekend, anyway) was Beyonce‘s surprise cameo at sister Solange Knowles‘ gig. The most tweeted about artist was Lana Del Rey. [Rap Radar]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized after suffering a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. The twerkaholic was forced to cancel her Bangerz tour stop at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the second date she has scratched due to ill health in just over a week.
“Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors,” read statement from the Sprint Center. The 21-year-old also apologized to disappointed fans via social media. “Kansas I promise Im as [heartbroken] as you are,” Miley tweeted. “I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. Not being with yall makes me feel shittier than I already do.” She later posted a pic from her hospital bed holding an octopus toy.
The “We Can’t Stop” diva has been plagued with ill health recently. Miley canceled a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina a little over a week ago when she was diagnosed with the flu and prescribed bed rest. See Miley’s hospital tweets after the jump. More »
It’s time to welcome John Mayer to the ever-expanding Bey Hive. “The best thing about Beyonce? The break in her voice on the first ‘baby, love me lights out’ in XO. Real and raw,” the singer-songwriter raved in a tweet on Saturday (April 12), before unveiling his live cover of the Ryan Tedder-penned hit at a gig in Adelaide, Australia last night.
Katy Perry‘s ex stripped “XO” back to its raw, emotional core — performing the song with only his guitar and harmonica for accompaniment. And it survives the genre switch exceedingly well. Regardless of how you feel about John’s uber-sincere schtick, his folk ballad interpretation reminds you that Bey’s love song has an unusually melancholy underbelly. Watch up top. More »
Ariana Grande has some bad news for Chris Brown. It looks like their postponed duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”, which Breezy’s camp previewed earlier today (April 15), won’t be the rising diva’s new single after all. Ari jumped on Twitter this afternoon to let fans know that she’s going with a song called “Problem” or “#Problem” instead. She also hinted that it will be released “very soon”.
The change of plan makes a mysterious Twitter exchange between Ariana and Iggy Azalea extremely interesting. Last night, the Australian femcee tweeted the motorbike babe: “*nudge nudge*”, to which she replied “*cough cough*”. Could the ladies be hinting at a collaboration? It would certainly be an explosive mix. There are huge expectations for Ari’s sophomore set and the rap queen’s latest single “Fancy” is shaping up to a massive hit. See Ari’s trail of Twitter hints after the jump. More »
Guy Sebastian dropped by the Idolator studio earlier this year to chat about his new EDM-infused single “Like A Drum”, which continues to gain momentum at radio. The Australian superstar — he has racked up six number one hits at home — also invited us to an exclusive set at Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles where he performed acoustic versions of his new track and breakthrough Lupe Fiasco collaboration “Battle Scars”.
The 32-year-old belted out the latter R&B ballad at the piano, showcasing his powerful pipes and innate musicality. “Battle Scars” became Guy’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012 and eventually sold more than one million copies. In our interview, he revealed that he is considering putting a reworked version of the smash on his US debut LP. After hearing this, you can’t help but think it would be an extraordinarily good idea. Watch up top. More »
Sorta-Swedish pop firebrand Elliphant dropped her Look Like You Love It EP on Mad Decent today (April 15), and the star-studded affair is available to stream in full. Enlisting an A-list roster of producers, including Dr. Luke, Diplo, Skrillex and Dave Sitek, the pan-global enigma has put together a hybrid of EDM, dancehall, rap and Swedish pop, resulting in something that’s uncategorizable and instantly captivating.
We’ve already heard the bombastic “Revolusion,” and her tracks with Diplo and Skril are equally propulsive. But even when she quiets things down, like on “Everything 4 U,” there’s still a nervy energy behind her raspy refrains.
Stream the full EP below. More »