Posts tagged "Chris Brown"

Chris Brown’s “New Flame”: Listen To The Usher- And Rick Ross-Featuring Synth Jam

Chris Brown, never one to set pop or R&B forward, has offered up “New Flame,” a cut that features Breezy on the first verse, Usher on the second and a rap by Bawse Rick Ross topping the whole thing off. The main hook here is a monotonous synth loop that runs throughout while all involved croon over the otherwise bright track.

“New Flame” is harmless enough, but if anything, it has us wondering why we’ve yet to hear that Breezy/Ariana Grande duet that was teased back in April? Give this new one a listen below. More »

2014 BET Awards: Beyoncé, Jay Z & Iggy Azalea Perform, Nicki Shades + Full List Of Winners

The 2014 BET Awards
Awards! Live performances! Shade! Last night’s 2014 BET Awards brought the action once again this year.

It was an especially big night for Beyoncé fans last night — but then again, when isn’t it a time for celebration as a Beyhive member? Queen Bey led the pack by winning not one, but three awards of the night including the “Fandemonium” Award, followed by a sexy surprise (pre-taped) performance of “Partition” with Jay Z live from Miami’s On The Run Tour (which we attended!) to close out the show.

Other major performances of the night included Nicki Minaj‘s trippy-as-hell performance of “Chi-Raq” into “Pills N Potions” (there was a giant mushroom in the middle of the stage!), Usher‘s career-spanning hit medley — from “Nice And Slow” to “Good Kisser,” Chris Brown‘s return to the stage for the first time since jail with a choreography-filled performance of “Loyal” alongside Lil Wayne, Tyga and Travis Barker (?!), Iggy Azalea and T.I.‘s “No Mediocre” and Pharrell‘s cheerleader-filled #BaeUniversity opening of “Come Get It Bae” (hey, where’s Gwen?), which led into a killer mash-up with none other than Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott‘s classic, “Pass That Dutch.” “The Empress!” Pharrell dubbed Missy before welcoming her to the stage. Watch some of the night’s biggest performances, then check out the full list of winners below. More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Surprised Students At The Frank Sinatra School Of Arts: Morning Mix

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:: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett surprised students on the last day of class at the Frank Sinatra School of Arts in New York City yesterday. They even performed a duet version of the classic song “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”. [Walb]

:: Talk about great casting! Execs at Lifetime have chosen rising Disney diva Zendaya to play Aaliyah in a new biopic. It makes sense especially given that her breakthrough hit “Replay” sounded like a lost Baby Girl demo. In a good way. [Vulture]

:: Chris Brown has hit the studio with Justin Bieber to record a collaboration for their loyal fans. This doesn’t sound like a particularly wise move for either of them but there you have it. [Rap-Up]

:: Well, this is kind of sweet. Casper Smart, who has been accused of cheating on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender Instagram model, took it upon himself to plug his famous ex’s new LP A.K.A. online. At least he’s trying. [Radar Online]

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Sia Criticizes Lauryn Hill For Being Late: Morning Mix

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:: “Hey look! It’s @LaurynHill NOT performing!” Sia tweeted on May 17, after waiting an hour and a half for Hill’s show to start. This has been a common complaint throughout Hill’s tour, although fans should check out what Fabolous recently said of why rap shows tend to start late, period. [Twitter]

:: Saturday Night Live offered its own explanation of the Solange-Jay Z elevator fight: Solange was hitting a spider that had landed on Jay, because he has arachnophobia. There’s audio. [Stereogum]

:: Chris Brown has written three songs from jail with R&B singer James Barge, who found success in Motown sibling group DeBarge and was briefly married to Janet Jackson. [Billboard]

:: Brazilian listeners aren’t too pleased with Pitbull‘s “We Are One (Ole Ola).” One critic called it “a big pile of cliches,” one fan pointed out that it actually uses a Carribean beat. Another fan asked FIFA to re-use Shakira‘s “Waka Waka” instead. [Los Angeles Times]

:: The Black Keys urged fans to buy its new album Turn Blue at the 2014 Hangout Festival, with calls to knock Michael Jackson‘s Xscape out of its way. “We want to have a No. 1 album, but [he] releases something from the grave and cockblocks us,” Patrick Carney later said. [MTV]

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Ariana Grande & Chris Brown’s “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”: Hear A Preview

After delays due to a certain someone‘s ongoing legal troubles/perpetual spiral of insufferable behavior, Ariana Grande and Chris Brown‘s “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” had been delayed. But not for too long, it seems. While Breezy is currently behind bars awaiting trial stemming from assault charges, his camp released a video preview of the duet.

The visual shows a backlit Breezy dancing to the song’s robo-pop beat, and the only vocals come in on the chorus, with Ariana and Chris singing, “Don’t be gone too long, tell me who’s gonna love me when you’re gone?”

Still no word on when the song will be released. Brown’s album X is scheduled for a May 5 release, but we’ll hold off until May 5 before making a final call on that. Check it out below. More »

Elton John & Longtime Partner To Marry This Spring: Morning Mix

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:: Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish will get married this spring in England, after the country lifted its ban on gay marriage last week. “[W]e feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation,” Furnish said. [Las Vegas Review Journal]

:: Lily Allen gave a behind-the-scenes look at her Sheezus tour, her first in four years. “It’s been a while,” she says, laughing, when a friend points out how her gear has literally rusted over time. [Stereogum]

:: Sky Ferreira shared snapshots of posting up in a Compton, California, neighborhood for her forthcoming “I Blame Myself” video. The best is of her and a few friends on a Cadillac, as if nodding to the city’s gangsta rap hometown heroes. [Popdust]

:: Chris Brown‘s lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the former assault charge (now a misdemeanor) that the X star received last fall, after he and his bodyguard allegedly punched a man outside a D.C. hotel. That man, Peter Isaac Adams, filed a civil suit for $3 million against them. [AP]

:: A source says that Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow will remain friends after their divorce, for the sake of the two kids. The two had been married for a decade. [People]

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Whatcha Say: Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Ariana Grande Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Feel that warmth in the air? Yes, Spring has sprung (sorta!), and the season is mercifully shifting. We braved the polar vortex, and now it’s time to relish in the next quarter of pop releases. What’s to come? Well, Enrique IglesiasSex + Love and Kylie Minogue‘s Kiss Me Once both kicked off this week (have you entered to win a limited edition box set of Kylie’s new album yet?), while Lady Gaga‘s “G.U.Y.” video promises to give us all something to talk about tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and Chris Brown‘s duet was cancelled due to that whole jail thing, J. Lo took “I Luh Ya Papi” to the Idol stage and Justin Timberlake dropped the not-so-bad video for “Not A Bad Thing.” As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »

Chris Brown And Pitbull Join Forces On Wisin’s Rather Great “Control”: Listen

Puerto Rican rapper Wisin served up one of the best party anthems of 2014 with infectious Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez collab “Adrenalina”. He delivers more of the same rambunctious Latin-insuded pop on El Regreso Del Sobreviviente album track “Control”, which features the talents of Pitbull and Chris Brown.

“I’m the most loved and the most hated,” confesses Mr. Worldwide in the intro before Wisin does his thing over cascading synths and furious beats. Then it’s Breezy’s turn to show off and he delivers an enjoyable verse full of epic cliches like “let’s live life on the wild side, we can jump off a plane!” Listen to the (not so) guilty pleasure after the jump. More »

Chris Brown And Ariana Grande’s Duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” Has Been Postponed

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande‘s unlikely duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” has been postponed due to Breezy’s incarceration. The troubled R&B star (or someone in his team) launched a countdown to the single’s original release date (March 24) over the weekend but Ari stepped in today (March 17) to let everyone know that it won’t be happening.

“My loves… so obviously some things have changed recently,” the 20-year-old tweeted. “So we have to delay the dbgtl countdown… some things are out of our control.” Amusingly, one of Ariana’s confused fans pressed her for further information and she had to diplomatically spell it out: “My duet partner isn’t available at the moment to put the song out with me.” See her tweets after the jump. More »

St. Patrick’s Day Playlist: Get Lucky With These 17 Green And Golden Songs

Today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day, which means you should expect green beer, loud, party-ready people shouting in the streets and possibly a Shamrock Shake in your immediate future. But before you head off to the pub or the parade, we thought we’d help set the mood early in the day with a nice holiday-themed playlist.

We rounded up 17 green, golden, lucky and rainbow-filled songs to properly sound-track your St. Patty’s Day. (Did we miss any other cliches, readers? No, no — we already have “Top O’ The Mornin’” taken care of, silly.) Head below to get an earful of pop gold! More »