So here we are now with a new song/video called “Take That Off,” off Sean’s new mixtape The Mistress Part 2: Room Service. Nothing about this wannabe-sexy slow jam indicates any new direction for the singer — something he’s desperately in need of if he’s to dig his way out of the swamp of obscurity he’s sadly become mired down in. After all, Miguel, Chris Brown and, yes, Drake already do this “When I f*** your brains out, it’s gonna be art, baby” schtick much louder and get far more attention for it. More »
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Ariana Grande served up some unexpected controversy with her bare-to-dare cover for her debut album Yours Truly. After numerous remarks about the scandalous artwork, which showed the 20-year-old on a bed of flowers wearing skimpy Lolita-esque lingerie, the singer quickly did damage control and released a less-NSFW version. Both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry announced new album releases and new singles (“Applause” from ARTPOP and “Roar” from Prism, respectively), which may spark a battle of the pop divas! But let’s be honest, the best news of the week – and year – was Jojo announcing that she’s suing her record label. Finally!
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The short vignette shows Sean basking in the sunlight as he muses about his lady who got away, which is all amplified by the dramatic sepia filter. Our only complaint? It’s too brief. More »
The slick video showcases the 32-year-old’s image overhaul perfectly. He walks around a flower-covered field, looking very suave in a peach-colored jacket, before running into a mysterious lady and some kind of intergalactic portal that seemingly causes him to be naked. Why not? Watch up top. More »
Jay Sean begins Neon feeling uncertain: “Am I chasing the wind? I’ll know at the finish line,” he sings in its airy title track, as if trying to reassure himself. Acoustic strums urge him to proceed, but even when cavernous drums hit and he claims that his risk paid off — “And everything’s neon,” he repeats — it’s an introduction that continues to sound timid. So does much of his new album.
Before Neon, his second U.S. release and fourth album total (out today, ), Sean shone as a sole example of how a British-Asian R&B vocalist can break worldwide. In 2009, a time when peers (Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown) churned out dance hits to stay relevant, Sean’s debut U.S. single “Down” both fit in and stood out. As his still-boyish voice glided and popped effortlessly, the just-added Cash Money signee asked what felt like a no-brainer: “Baby, are you down, down, down, down, down?” In comparison, Neon is Sean preferring to act as if “Down” never happened. More »
Last month Jay released his mixtape The Mistress. Up next for the Young Money star is his oft-delayed album Freeze Time, which he says will be out sometime in early 2012. Head below to learn more about Sean’s upcoming material, and to find out what he really thinks about the world ending when we change calendars in a few months.
:: PJ Harvey has beat out leading contenders Adele and Katy B to win this year’s Mercury Prize, given to the best British album of the year. Harvey — now a second-time winner — was given the prize for her LP Let England Shake. [PopDust]
:: Nab a free download of Jay Sean’s The Mistress mixtape. [Music & Lyrics]
:: Talk about holding on for one more day — 90s girl group Wilson Philips now has a reality show. [Vulture]
:: Kelly Rowland is a Disney fan — listen to her sing “Part Of Your World” from The Little Mermaid while in the shower. (Sadly, the video is completely SFW.) [MTV Buzzworthy]
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