Did You Hear?
:: Kylie Minogue‘s addition to The Voice UK’s judging panel has been credited with turning the show into a ratings behemoth. Saturday’s (February 1) program drew 8.5 million viewers, giving BBC a 36.6% audience share. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Congratulations to Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle Jonas. Their first child Alena Rose was born on Sunday night (February 2) and the new parents shared an adorable photo of their daughter on social media. [MTV]
:: Timbaland can pick and choose projects as he pleases. So it’s somewhat surprising that the man behind new music from Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will be helming ’90s R&B band Jodeci‘s comeback album next. [Rap Up]
:: Now this is different. Rap star A$AP Rocky is releasing an instrumental single called “Riot Rave” followed by an instrumental album tentatively titled Beauty And The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1). [Hot New Hip Hop]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
A return to music from Jonas Brothers
had been a long time coming: After premiering new songs live in concert last year, they kicked off their comeback with the boisterous “Pom Poms”
before hitting a new sonic high point with the lushly melodic “First Time.”
But that’s not all they have up their sleeve: The other new tunes they have in the hopper, like the muscular, aggressive “What Do I Mean To You,” transform the once-squeaky-clean boy band trio into a real rock act. That might come as a surprise to those familiar with their previous work, as well as fans of Joe Jonas‘ slick R&B-pop or Nick Jonas‘ acoustic-driven singer-songwriter tunes — but on their upcoming LP V, due out this fall, they show off a more diverse roster of sonic influences.
“We all like different kinds of music,” Joe explained of the various directions the boys took with their solo careers. “I think it was more about the places where we were in our lives, and what we were listening to, or what we were influenced by with the artists we were really into at the time. For me, that was the style of music I was really into at the moment — same with Nick, he was also super influenced by that stuff. With this record, we pulled pieces from all our inspirations. But at the same time, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make it sound different than anything we’d done before.” More »
Perhaps feeling inspired by Justin Timberlake
‘s new image of smooth, classically stylish Memphis crooner
complete with equally suave backing band during live gigs, Jonas Brothers
hit up Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
for their first live performance of new party jam “Pom Poms,”
and brought along a brass section for the ride. The guys seemed energized to be performing together once again — as they should be, since they’ll be hitting the road for their Jonas Brothers Live 2013 tour
to in July and August.
And, really, the timing really couldn’t be better for the Jo Bros to stage a return, given that the world has gone bonkers for boy bands over the past year. Speaking of which, have you voted in our One Direction Vs. The Wanted Ibrawlator poll yet? Do so here, then watch the Jonas shake their “Pom Poms” up above. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ran into PSY at the 2012 MTV EMAs, and somehow the internet didn’t implode into a wormhole to another dimension. PSY also performed “Gangnam Style” at the awards show, which you can watch here. [Rap Fix]
:: Kevin Jonas‘ E! reality show Married To Jonas, which chronicles his adventures with wife Danielle, has been renewed for a second season. The new episodes are slated to air in the spring, and will follow him as the Jonas Brothers record their new album and go back on tour. [Deadline]
:: Music streaming service Spotify has been valued at $3 billion, despite reports that the company is losing money. This is the part where record labels renegotiate their licensing deals with Spotify to get a bigger piece of that hypothetical pie. [Stereogum]
:: Chris Brown apologized for his offensive Halloween costume. Just kidding, you guyz. In a radio interview, he brushed off the haters with typical aplomb: “It’s nobody’s motherfucking business…and everybody who really mad about it, fuck y’all.” [MTV]
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isn’t the only boy band hoping to make a comeback
. The Jonas Brothers
stopped by Ryan Seacrest
‘s radio show this morning (August 17) to announce that they will reunite for one night only at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on October 11. Tickets will go on sale August 24, with a fan club pre-sale starting August 21.
While Kevin Jonas is being followed by E!’s cameras and Joe Jonas is looking for love and relevency on Fox’s celebrity dating show The Choice, Nick Jonas has been guest-starring on Smash, wowing crowds on Broadway and being considered for a judging spot on American Idol. Wonder whose idea it was to team up again and stage a reunion?
has been busy on Broadway and TV, and Joe Jonas
has been still toiling away at his solo career. So what has the oldest bro, Kevin Jonas
, been up to? Getting into the reality TV game, apparently! The 24-year-old pop singer and his wife, Danielle Jonas
, are set to star in a new E! reality show, Married To Jonas
, which will premiere August 19 at 10 p.m.
“Danielle is living a true Cinderella story after marrying into pop royalty, partnering in Kevin’s larger-than-life career and becoming a ‘Jonas,’ a name synonymous with hit music and a worldwide fan base,” said Lisa Berger, E!’s president of entertainment programming. “The series presents a unique look at a young couple and their families from two entirely different worlds, one small town and one dealing with international fame, coming together as one and starting a whole new life together.” More »
After embarking on quite a few individual projects the last few years — Nick released a solo album
and went to Broadway
, Joe dropped his own solo LP
, and Kevin… hung out? — the Jonas Brothers are ready to make music again. Kev uploaded a video of his younger bros experimenting with some new sounds in a home studio as they work on the follow-up to their 2009 album Lines, Vines and Trying Times.
If this jam session is to be believed, looks like we’re getting a JoBro disco album this year! (Okay, probably not, but wouldn’t that be amazing?) Get funky with Nick and Joe below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Avril Lavigne graces the cover of Inked magazine, where she reveals that she has the word “f***” tattooed on her ribcage. Anyone surprised? [Pop Eater]
:: Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle are rumored to be sleeping in separate beds, due to Kevin’s snoring. How anything other than sweet, sweet music akin to the sound angels make while granting wishes could exit that boy’s mouth we will never believe. [Celebuzz]
:: Rapper Wale is facing heat from the GLBTA community after canceling a gig at a Black Pride event in D.C. [Hip-Hop Wired]
:: We’ve got the #1 feud of 2010—Justin Bieber vs. a revolving door. [MTV Buzzworthy]
:: Bono is recuperating after having an emergency spinal cord surgery. Get well soon, Bono! U2 (along with the rest of the world) needs you back in good health! [Just Jared]
Is the California Board of Tourism paying off musicians? First Katy Perry flaunts her love for the golden coast with “California Gurls,”
and now the Jonas Brothers wax poetic about the wonder and glory of Los Angeles in their catchy new song “L.A. Baby.” The rest of the country must be feeling left out this week, so until Madonna releases a musical love letter to Detroit, jump below to hear “L.A. Baby.”
Shaun White may not think much of Olympic figure skaters
— and, we’re having second thoughts ourselves after seeing British siblings skate to the graceful melodies of Linkin Park, but c’mon, it’s a tough job. Certainly too tough for Kevin Jonas. Or is it? In celebration of the Olympics, check out our imagined look at our favorite artists as they take to the ice in Vancouver. See Ke$ha and Adam Lambert pair up as the ultimate couples team, Kanye’s high jump, and Pink’s (now famous) acrobatics re-enacted in the Olympic rink. How do you score them?