Once you’ve collected yourself, let’s talk about “On The Rocks”. It’s the second taste of the 36-year-old’s still-untitled sophomore set, which was entirely produced The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. Lead single “Your Love” wasn’t a huge success internationally (it did peak at number six in the UK), so there’s a lot riding on this anthem. I’m ready to be slayed. More »
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Summer’s still in full swing, and the covers are only getting hotter: Last month, Jennifer Lopez‘s sizzling style on the cover on InStyle won her the crown for July ’14′s best cover according to our readers. Who’s in the running for August’s spread?
“I Will Never Let You Go” hit-maker Rita Ora keeps it cool in light denim on the cover of FLARE, while Lana Del Rey gets up close and personal with her kitty for Rolling Stone. A fresh faced and gorgeous Rising Star judge Kesha opens up on the cover of Teen Vogue, “Your Love” beauty Nicole Scherzinger smolders in all denim (another denim!) for Cosmopolitan UK and “Crazy Stupid Love” diva Cheryl Cole stay sophisticated in an animal print jacket and heels for Elle. All gorgeous covers for sure, but which one’s your favorite?
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
Nicole Scherzinger is coming out of the gate strong with her infectious UK summer single “Your Love,” poised to land at the very top of next week’s charts. She’s going hard with her promo game, too — from a performance on Alan Carr to milking a goat live on the radio. (Hey, whatever it takes.)
Luckily, Scherzy’s latest promotional tactic requires no manhandling of farm animals whatsoever: The former Pussycat Doll troupe leader just uploaded an acoustic rendition of “Your Love” performed on The Box, and it’s absolutely stunning.
Stripping out the heavily filters on the verses and punchy synth production of the original, Nicole powerfully croons across gentle guitars and a steady drum pulse. The live take breathes new life into the song entirely, highlighting not only Scherzy’s more than capable vocal chops, but the song’s beautiful underlying melodies. Those doo-do-do-da-doos have never sounded sweeter — this is love at first listen.
Watch Nicole’s gorgeous “Your Love” makeover up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
In a new Q&A with Digital Spy, the “Wet” chanteuse confirmed that she’s hoping to release her as-of-yet untitled studio album stateside in early 2015. “Right now, the album will be released around October in the UK. We’re looking at the US releasing next year, early in the year…but I believe the UK and maybe Europe will be this autumn,” she said.
But don’t hold your breath just yet, Killer Lovers: As you may already know, the “Puakenikeni” pop princess has had a notoriously difficult time launching stateside as a solo artist. From the scrapped Her Name Is Nicole (which is still available to pre-order on Amazon!) to Killer Love, Scherzy has yet to actually drop a full LP in America. Could a third album finally be the charm…for real this time?
Watch Scherzy tackle more fan questions after the jump. More »
“The album is a cohesive piece because I’ve worked with [Beyonce/Rihanna Producers] The-Dream and Tricky on the whole album.” Nicole reveals in a recent interview with Attitude. “Actually, ‘Your Love‘ is a bit more poppy than the other songs. The other songs are pop but they’re more urban-pop. I think we’ve finally found a Nicole sound – for the first time since the Dolls albums. Some songs are inspired by Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope, some songs are inspired by retro Janet, and some are inspired by early Sade. It’s a vibey album with lots of soul.” More »
The New York-based DJ stays true to the track’s retro roots, turning “Your Love” into the best club-banger Janet Jackson never released in the ’90s. It’s got a little urban flavor and a lot of vintage house beats. Impressively, the song doesn’t completely disintegrate under the weight of its C+C Music Factory-tastic window dressing. Listen to Belanger’s funky overhaul after the jump. More »
But across the pond, two pop powerhouses — who also just happen to be former girl group starlets AND X Factor judges — served up their own contenders this week: The Pussycat Dolls‘ Nicole Scherzinger with “Your Love,” and Girls Aloud‘s Cheryl Cole with “Crazy Stupid Love.”
For this week’s Ibrawlator, we want to know: Which kind of love do (doo-doo-do-da-doo!) you prefer? Did Cheryl’s crazy stupid abs win you over? Or did Scherzy’s sultry beachside manner have you falling deeper in love? Vote below. More »
The video treatment probably read a little something like this: “Nicole looks super hot in a pair of short shorts on a nice beach at sunset”. There’s also a dude breakdancing in the sand but that’s essentially it. However, the concept works because of the 35-year-old’s stunning beauty and the fact that the song screams summer smash — making a fun-in-the-sun visual only fitting. Watch up top. More »
Above you’ll see palm trees zip by on what looks like a tropical island while some video tech plays around with the color tinting. More teasing for the actual music video, which looks to be a summery, beachy affair? Watch and see. More »
Hit-makers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart (Rihanna‘s “Umbrella,” Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies”) are behind the cut, and it’s ’90s dance flourishes — while certainly not unheard of with pop fare in 2014 — mark a clear change in sound for all involved. The song has a July 2 release date, which will be just in time for Nicole’s summery, beach-themed video to premiere.
We’re certainly on board for “Your Love.” Give the doo-doo-doo-da-doo-filled gem a listen below and see if it also has your heart going pitter-pat. More »