O, what a holy night it is! Songbird Nicole Scherzinger
, who has still never released an actual solo album in the United States, has just dropped a studio cover of the holiday standard “O Holy Night.”
It’s taken from the dubiously titled compilation A Very Special Christmas – Essential,
a new collection of holiday tunes to benefit the Special Olympics
. Ah, Nicole, she of the charitable spirit and giving heart. Stealing Rachel Crow‘s childhood on The X Factor
must have been a one-off.
At any rate! It’s a stirring rendition of the tune, all melodramatic production and dramatic vocals, although it’s a crowded game for divas this year — with Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Ariana Grande and Mary J. Blige all dropping major holiday releases, Scherzy’s facing fierce competition — but she handles it ably. More »
has lent her world-famous vocals to A Very Merry Christmas
— a seasonal album that hopes to raise money for charity. Never one to shy away from high notes (who will ever forget “Amenjena”
?), the PCD
legend tackles “O Holy Night” and it’s typically triumphant.
Although only 30 seconds of the snippet have surfaced online, it’s obvious that Nicole brought her A game to the studio — giving her absolute all to the yuletide standard. It’s great to hear new music from the X Factor judge but when are getting the much-delayed follow-up to “Boomerang”? The thirst is real and needs to be quenched before Killer Lovers throw in the towel and join The Navy. Listen to Nicky’s Xmas treat after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Nicole Scherzinger is putting her celebrity to good use. The former Pussycat Doll has recorded a song to raise awareness for the next Special Olympics. [Instagram]
:: Who do I have to bribe to get an invite to this? Pharrell will celebrate his wedding to long-term partner Helen Lasichanh in Miami this weekend. Guests include Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. [Vibe]
:: Wardell have just signed to Roc Nation. Who? An LA-based pop duo comprised of Steven Spielberg‘s kids Sasha and Theo. [NME]
:: Ever wonder what it would feel like to be trolled by your idol? Madonna fans can tell you all about it after the icon promised a new album in a Twitter Q&A before taking it back. Rude. [Twitter]
:: Jordin Sparks will guest star on CSI as a high school teacher called Alison. No word yet if she’ll be alive or dead. (Remember when Holly Valance played a corpse?) [Rickey.org]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today.
What better person to cover Glamour
magazine than Pussycat legend Nicole Scherzinger
? The exquisite diva is the style guide’s well-deserved October cover girl — looking typically chic in a red knit sweater. (A sure sign that summer is over).
The 35-year-old beauty models an array of fall-appropriate outfits in the shoot and proves you don’t have to pose in your underwear to look sexy. Nicole is busy judging X Factor in the UK but her Will.i.am-produced sophomore album is due later this year. More »
‘s epic collaboration with Italian DJ Alex Gaudino
finally has a video — only she’s not in it. Instead, “Missing You”
tells the familiar tale of star-crossed lovers who share one night together before they’re forced to part. In order words, it’s Before Sunrise
set in Venice Beach.
Our protagonists are a street performer and a random girl that walks around engrossed in a notebook filled with Nicole Scherzinger cuttings. I know the Pussycat Doll diva is a pop legend but let that sink in for a minute. Obviously it’s love at first sight and they spend the day making out and preparing for a breakdance competition. Because that’s what people do in California.
Engross yourself in the quirky mini-movie up top. More »
looked spicier than Nandos’ trademark peri peri chicken when she dropped by the fast-food chain for a quick bite in London last night (August 29). The former Pussycat Doll wore a tiny mini-skirt and black leather waistcoat — showing off the bangin’ body of a woman unlikely to indulge in fried goods on a regular basis. This makes me love the Killer Love
diva even more. Flawless on camera, hungry for a burger in real life. More »
Before knuckling down to complete her furiously anticipated sophomore album with Will.i.am
, Pussycat Doll legend Nicole Scherzinger
took a well earned break in home state Hawaii. The prettiest puakenikeni in pop relaxed on the beach, went paddle-boarding and flaunted her sizzling bikini body. Happily, the diva’s sexiest holiday moments were captured for Instagram. See her saucy snaps above. More »
Two questions are probably rolling around your head right now. Who is Tom Odell
and why does Nicole Scherzinger
have demon eyes in the above picture? Well, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter recently scored a number one album
in the UK and has an international hit on his hands with “Another Love”
. As for the other query, let’s put it down to bad photography.
Excitingly, the two hitmakers recently collaborated on a song and it’s set to appear on Nicole’s second/debut LP depending on your nationality. “She’s just one of the most incredible singers I’ve had the pleasure of being in a room with,” Tom told MTV UK. If this is a sign that the big-lunged “Boomerang” diva is mixing up her sound with a folk element, I’m all for it. If we get #JusticeForBionic, hopefully Killer Love 2.0 is next. More »
momentarily dropped off the pop radar after releasing catchy UK top 10 hit “Boomerang”
earlier this year but that’s all about to change with a summer comeback on the cards. The former Pussycat Doll gets in touch with her inner club kid on Alex Gaudino
‘s epic “Missing You”. You might remember the Italian DJ from Kelly Rowland
‘s uplifting house anthem “What A Feeling”
. He paints a similar canvas for Nicole — albeit in more somber tones. The track has a melancholy twist that will no doubt resonate with fans of sad dance anthems. (Trust me, this is a thing).
A low quality version of “Missing You” surfaced online a month ago but left Killer Lovers wondering if it was an abandoned demo or new track. Happily, it’s the latter. Nicky’s soaring floorfiller is being serviced to clubs across the UK this week with new remixes by Manufactured Superstars, Bottai, Simon De Jano and Alex Guesta. Given the current popularity of EDM in the US, could this be the song to kick off the underrated diva’s campaign at home? Listen to Nicole’s latest and decide for yourself after the jump. More »
Instagram is a cruel mistress. One minute you’re happily choosing a filter, the next haters are blowing up your mentions with nasty comments. Sometimes it’s a simple misunderstanding — Demi Lovato
probably had no idea she looked like an extra from World War Z
— but occasionally it’s just bad judgment. Like Khia
taking nude selfies in the bath and Justin Bieber
documenting his binge drinking. Learn from the wayward behavior of your favorite pop stars (above). More »