Posts tagged "Katy Perry"

Broods Deliver A Mesmerizing Interpretation Of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”

Broods demonstrated their ability to transform a pop song into something completely new and different when they not so much remixed, as completely deconstructed Charli XCX‘s current single “Break The Rules”. The New Zealand duo took it a step further by putting their own haunting spin on Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” during a recent radio appearance in their homeland.

The Nott siblings strip Dr. Luke‘s trap-pop anthem right back, turning it into a haunting folk song that showcases the full range of Georgia’s exquisite voice. I’d love to hear Katy perform “Dark Horse” like this. It highlights everything that’s good (and timeless) about the chart-topper. Broods’ performance isn’t on YouTube yet, so you’ll have to peep it over at the radio station’s website. It took a minute to load for me but it was so worth it. More »

Katy Perry Celebrated Her 30th Birthday In Morocco With Ellie Goulding, Bonnie McKee & Ferras: 7 Pics

Katy Perry ushered in her dirty 30s by hosting an elaborate party in Morocco. The Queen of Pop celebrated the milestone birthday on October 25 with a bunch of her nearest and dearest including fellow diva Ellie Goulding, “Legends Never Die” duet partner Ferras, songwriters Bonnie McKee and Sarah Hudson, and designer Jeremy Scott.

The “This Is How We Do” hitmaker kept the event largely under wraps but a few of her friends couldn’t help sharing pics on their Instagram accounts. (Can’t blame them, I’d be printing t-shirts to commemorate the occasion). Katy then jetted into Paris for some much-needed rest and relaxation before she takes her blockbuster Prismatic tour Down Under for a whopping 25-show run in Australia and New Zealand. More »

Nicki Minaj Announces “Only” Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne And Chris Brown: Morning Mix

Young Moolah, Baby!

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:: Nicki Minaj will feature Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown in a new song titled “Only,” out October 28. Minaj’s current single, “Anaconda,” is now No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. [Instagram]

:: Speaking of the “Anaconda” star – in a viral video, a woman who had her wisdom teeth removed wakes up, upset that she looks nothing like Nicki: “I just wanted to have her butt. And her face. I paid a lot of money, and I’m still white!” [Complex]

:: Rihanna celebrated the launch of her latest fragrance, Rogue Man, at the Macy’s in Atlanta’s Lenox Square. More than 300 fans flooded the store and purchased the men’s fragrance. [E!]

:: Lady Gaga brought a $23 million mansion in Malibu, complete with a stable, a saltwater pool with spa, a bocce ball court and a two-lane bowling alley. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Diplo is reportedly expecting his second child with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. The producer-DJ has been linked to Katy Perry since April. [New York Daily News]

:: How much can Taylor Swift have in common with experimental techno pioneer Aphex Twin? See for yourself with Aphex Swift, a fan-made mash-up album complete with an explanation (“APHEX TWIN IS AS BIG A ROMANTIC CORNBALL AS TAYLOR SWIFT”). [Stereogum]

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Tyga Disses Drake, Calls The Singer “Fake”: Morning Mix

Drama In The YMCMB Camp

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:: Tyga graces Vibe magazine’s digital cover this month, and the California rapper sure has a lot to say! In the article, he talks about his recent breakup with Blac Chyna and working with Kanye West in the studio — but the highlight of the interview is Tyga dissing Young Money labelmate Drake. He states, “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together.” Ouch. [VIBE]

:: Katy Perry will be turning 30 years old soon (on October 25 to be precise), and the singer had plans to ring in the new decade in a big way. She wanted to celebrate the big 3-0 in Egypt, but unfortunately the trip won’t be possible due to safety reasons. There is no word yet on what Perry will end up doing for her birthday. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: Kendrick Lamar‘s latest single, “i” will now be the theme song for the 2014-2015 NBA season. The song is uplifting and has a positive message, so maybe it will give the basketball players more motivation to perform well. [2 Dope Boyz]

:: Celebrities sure love using Twitter to stir up drama! After Amber Rose filed for divorce from husband Wiz Khalifa, the model seemed to be pretty happy without him. But the rapper tweeted her a happy birthday on Tuesday, and she responded with: “Thank u [sic] Sweetheart #StillLoveYouNoMatterWhat.” Rose then used a heart emoji to cap off the tweet. What could this all mean?! [Celebuzz]

:: Pharrell is definitely a jack of all trades! It has been announced that the entertainer will star in an upcoming film for Chanel’s Pre-Fall fashion show. He shot it in Paris last week, and it will be shown simultaneously with the presentation on December 2. [Complex]

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Lance Bass Sets Wedding Date With Model Michael Turchin: Morning Mix

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:: Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding to model Michael Turchin: December 20. Yes, Bass plans to invite his former boy bandmates in *NSYNC, though no – they will not take the stage together. “I think it’s a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding,” he says. [Billboard]

:: Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died October 18 of a rare form of cancer. Borgella finished in the top 24 of the singing competition show’s seventh season. [Vulture]

:: Jhene Aiko opened up about her recent no-show to her label Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert. She told fans that a male worker “physically assaulted a member of my management (female) … we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment.” [FADER]

:: British pop star Olly Murs groaned when he learned that Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” may be about ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. “Come on, let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry,” he said. [J-14]

:: Drake took a few warm-up shots with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team during its preseason Big Blue Madness. Unfortunately, he air-balled. [Vulture]

:: Katy Perry wasn’t pleased to find out that Betty Crocker discontinued its Rainbow Chip frosting. She’s hardly alone – when the news first hit, tubs of it were selling for nearly $100 online. [Twitter]

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Max Martin Hints At Katy Perry And Drake Collaboration

A ''Legendary'' Collab?

Pop super-producer Max Martin hints that Katy Perry and Drake may soon appear in a song together. MTV notes that the official website for his production company Maratone now lists a version of Perry’s song “Legendary Lovers” featuring Drake among his credits. Martin wrote and produced the song with the chanteuse, her longtime collaborator Bonnie McKee, Cirkut and Dr. Luke.

Legendary Lovers” is one of a few songs off Perry’s 2013 album, Prism, that are influenced by hip-hop. (Perhaps Drake will crib her flow from her sung-rap verses or pay off her vows to be a ride or die chick – who knows.) “Dark Horse” became an unexpected crossover hit for featured Three 6 Mafia ringleader Juicy J, while a “This Is What We Do” remix features rap’s most bizarre goofball RiFF RaFF. More »

Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry & Pharrell Lead 2014 American Music Awards Nominations

Iggy Azalea wraps up her stellar year, as she leads the 2014 American Music Awards nominations with six nods – including Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for her Charli XCX-assisted hit “Fancy,” Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. She has some tough competition in that last category, going head to head with Drake and Eminem.

Trailing behind the rapper is Katy Perry, Pharrell and John Legend with five nominations. “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer Lorde snagged herself four nominations. It has also been announced that Charli XCX will grace the stage, performing at the show for the first time. The ceremony determined by fan votes, which will reveal how much these artists truly connected with their audiences over the past year.

The 2014 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees below. More »

Katy Perry Will Perform At The Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

Katy Perry is set to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, according to reports from Billboard. Since August, the “This Is How We Do” singer (alongside Coldplay and BFF Rihanna) was rumored to headline the big show. This all comes after her recent appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day on October 5, where she stated “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.” Maybe she was just playing coy?

Perry’s Halftime show will succeed Bruno MarsBeyonce‘s epic showcase last year and Madonna‘s controversial set from 2012 (thanks to M.I.A.‘s middle finger to the FCC). The news is just another addition to Perry’s already successful year – she is leading the 2014 MTV EMAs with the most nominations, her “Dark Horse” video was the most watched of 2014 and she started her own record label. More »

Katy Perry Hurls Corndogs At ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’: Watch

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On October 4, and in between dates of her Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry stopped in Oxford, Miss., for her first-ever college football game – oh, and to appear as the “Guest Picker” on ESPN’s College GameDay. Unlike the show’s four other analysts, Perry wasn’t making her college football predictions based on performance. “I was going to pick them based on colors,” the singer joked. 

When asked who should win between Oklahoma and TCU, Perry said, “I’m picking this one based on looks. Trevor Knight, do you hear me? The quarterback from Oklahoma we don’t mind, so I’m going to go with him.” She then pulls out a heart-shaped sign with a photo of Knight, begging him to to call her. (Perry’s chances are actually slim – sadly, he’s taken.) More »

7 Questions With Ferras: His Obsession With Aliens, Friendship With Katy Perry & “Speak In Tongues” Video

Ferras made headlines earlier this year when he became the first artist signed to Metamorphosis Music — otherwise known as Katy Perry‘s very own record label. He wasted no time dropping an excellent self-titled EP and even convinced his boss/close friend to share vocal duties on power ballad “Legends Never Die”. It was a complete rebirth for an impossible-to-pigeonhole artist, who never got his due the first time around.

The 30-year-old alien enthusiast dropped by the Idolator studio to chat about his new music and opened up about signing to Katy’s label, the evolution of their above-mentioned duet and even his favorite song on Prism. (He has great taste!) Ferras also spoke about the soon-to-be-released video for EP highlight “Speak In Tongues” and his experiences as an out artist. Watch after the jump. More »