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:: Meghan Trainor‘s tunes come with a bold statement, as seen with “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin.” So our friends over at The Frisky took it upon themselves to dig deeper into the true meaning behind the singer’s work. Their song of choice? Title‘s “Dear Future Husband.” Click here to read the in-depth and entertaining analysis in its entirety!
:: HAIM is readying their follow-up to their awesome 2013 debut, Days Are Gone! Este Haim posted a Twitter photo of previous collaborator (and modern pop music genius) Ariel Rechtshaid working on a laptop. Let’s “Pray To God” the sisters’ sophomore LP drops this year! [Billboard]
:: Bad news for LeAnn Rimes! The singer’s reality show with husband Eddie Cibrian has been cancelled by VH1. The television network has decided to discontinue the project after airing eight episodes last year. [E! Online]
:: Common, Erykah Badu and Aloe Blacc are set to perform at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The event takes place from January 22 – February 1 in Park City, Utah. The artists will sing at A Celebration of Music In Film concert, a tribute to Nina Simone. [The Fader]
:: It looks like TLC‘s Kickstarter campaign for their fifth album is a success! In just 48 hours, the ladies have raised almost $110,000. That is just $40K away from their goal of $150,000. Take that, haters! [Digital Spy]
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We all know that Kanye West invented leather jogging pants, but were you aware that his sartorial vision extends to the humble bikini? Kim Kardashian jumped on Instagram this afternoon (January 21) to post a pic modeling a swimsuit designed by her rap mogul husband. It’s an elegant ensemble comprised of fur patches and what could well be dental floss. Make no mistake, everyone will be wearing furkinis in Calabasas this Summer!
The sexy snap (which you can see after the jump) will, no doubt, shake the internet to its very core when it inevitably goes viral. While not as eye-popping as Kim’s nude photo shoot for Paper magazine, it still shows off the “Jam (Turn It Up)” diva’s killer curves. Speaking of the sex tape pioneer’s ill-fated pop career, perhaps it’s time for a reboot? That song was a total guilty pleasure. Don’t judge me. More »
This year’s nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced today, honoring actors, musicians, films, TV shows and media publications “for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”
Last year, Tegan & Sara won with Heartthrob among other nominated acts like Lady Gaga, Elton John and Vampire Weekend. This year’s nominees? Against Me!, Angel Haze, Mary Gauthier, Mary Lambert and Sam Smith. (Hopefully this will alleviate Sam’s recent break-up pain!)
Which artist do you think contributed most to furthering the conversation about LGBT issues? Watch the full nomination announcement down below. More »
Here’s a little treat for your afternoon. Ariana Grande and Major Lazer‘s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack cut “All My Love” has been remixed by soca superstar Machel Montano. He infuses the furious floorfiller with a welcome touch of Caribbean flavor — transforming the killer collaboration into an even sunnier dancehall anthem. It’s an effortless overhaul that deserves a spot on your next party playlist.
In other Ariana news, the pint-sized diva is reportedly filming a video for “One Last Time.” It will serve as the fourth official single from her sophomore LP My Everything, which has already produced three top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 — Iggy Azalea-assisted “Problem,” Zedd-helmed club banger “Break Free” and current radio smash “Love Me Harder,” which features The Weeknd. Listen to her new remix after the jump. More »
The Giorgio Moroder project — his first artist album in over 30 years — kicked off with a bang last year in the form of “74 Is The New 24,” along with a press release that unveiled the enviable list of contributors, including Kylie Minogue, Sia, Charli XCX and Britney Spears.
Now, the legendary disco producer responsible for everything from Donna Summer‘s “I Feel Love” to Blondie‘s “Call Me” is starting to speak out about his experience creating the album, including some very subtle hints about what to expect.
For instance, the Britney feature will be “an old song,” which he says she put her “special touch” on while recording the track. And it was all her idea! “Britney actually came to me. She asked me if I was interested in doing an old song, which obviously I liked and I knew.” A Coverney! How exciting! He also explains that he loved Sia’s “Titanium” with David Guetta, as well as “Diamonds” for Rihanna. “As busy as she is, she was ready to work with me so that was quite nice,” he says.
What else did the producer have to say about his upcoming LP? Watch up top. More »
Well, that was quick. Sam Smith announced that his relationship with model Jonathan Zeizel was over during a concert last night (January 20) and then confirmed his return to single life on Instagram. “Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell,” the Grammy-nominated crooner captioned the post break-up selfie. “It’s been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day.”
The couple met on the set of Sam’s “Like I Can” video and dated for less than one month. They did, however, enjoy a joint-vacation in Australia over the Christmas break, so perhaps it was more serious than the brevity of the union suggests. The 22-year-old was still in mourning this morning, when he posted another Instagram pic with the caption: “I’m an old romantic, that’s what they say to me.” See video of Sam’s break-up announcement after the jump. More »
Another day, another Rihanna speculation — and no, it’s sadly not about #R8 (let’s be honest, it’s not coming anytime soon)! In today’s RiRi news, it is rumored the singer will perform at an outdoor concert as part of the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend festivities.
According to New York Post, it will take over a handful of blocks in New York City’s Flatiron district and will be a partnership with Jay Z‘s Roc Nation. The concert will reportedly take place on Thursday, February 12. Let’s see if our favorite bad gal will show up! More »
Fergie is a vision of loveliness on the cover of Allure magazine. The comeback queen serves serious glamor in the Patrick Demarchelier-helmed shoot, showing a softer, more romantic side than we’re used to seeing in her videos. The 39-year-old diva also posed for pics with husband Josh Duhamel and baby Axl Jack. It kind of goes without saying that they are a ridiculously photogenic family.
In addition to being more Fergalicious than usual, the “L.A. Love (La La)” hitmaker opened up about releasing a new solo album after an eight year break. “Did I feel some sort of pressure to come back out?” Fergie answers her own question in the affirmative. “I felt that it was either going to be another baby or an album.” Oh and as for the criticism her comeback single/video drew from critics? “I don’t read everything. I just figure with all my stuff — some people are going to like it, some people aren’t. It’s a lot easier for me to just say, ‘fuck it’ now!” More »
Iggy Azalea has received more than her fair share of online abuse since breaking big with 2014 chart-topper “Fancy,” which could explain why she posted a link to an article called “I’ve Come To Hate So Much Of The Internet” on Twitter last night (January 20). She followed that up with a string of tweets this morning, pointing out the disconnect between print magazines and their online counterparts. “I’ll be at the supermarket and see a face smiling at me endorsed by the same name that tried to convince me why its cool to hate that person and it seems like it’s all so conflicted,” the Aussie femcee wrote.
“The online version of a mag is always worse and by worse I mostly mean negative as fuck and purposely filled with misleading ‘buzz’ lines that often have little to do with the story,” Iggy continued. “Also it’s wierd [sic] to see publications that are known (in their physical version) to be specifically geared towards something ie. Forbes, Time having online versions of their brand that don’t seem to be focused on catering to their original demo. ie: people with brains.”
But she wasn’t done yet. “Media plays a big role in shaping society and it’s a problem when we consume information online and it’s undertone is very negative,” the “Black Widow” diva elaborated futher. “Anyway, this isn’t me saying all media is bad. Im just saying: Give ppl more credit. dont trade your brand identity for clicks.” Iggy makes several valid points but her truth tea party isn’t likely to win her any friends at the publications she just clocked. See the hitmaker’s Twitter commentary after the jump. More »
How long have we been fascinated with Madonna‘s naughty bits? Probably for as long as she’s been bouncing them out there for all to see…so, you know, decades. And now that the Queen Of Pop has been unleashed on Instagram, she has no problem showing her loyal subjects every aspect of her rebel heart.
Upcoming Grammy Awards performer Madge still knows how to get pulses racing — not to mention blood boiling — every time she shows a little skin, but she has choice words for her detractors: “Laughing at all the haters out there who spend their energy trying to label and limit me with their prejudices and fears,” she wrote last year on Instagram. “Take your evil tongue and eye and turn them into birds that fly!” More »